Tool-assisted game movies
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Submission #261: SprintGod's Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles in 49:31.67

Console: Sega Genesis
Game name: Sonic 3 & Knuckles
Game version: USA
ROM filename: Sonic and Knuckles & Sonic 3 (JUE) [!].bin
Emulator: (unknown)
Movie length: 49:31.67
FrameCount: 178300
Re-record count: 118631
Author's real name: Gavin Ward
Author's nickname: SprintGod
Submitter: SprintGod
Submitted at: 2004-08-09 03:59:40
Text last edited at: 2011-07-16 22:02:19
Text last edited by: Ilari
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Status: published
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Author's comments and explanations:
Completed without collecting any emeralds, with Sonic alone.

I got hit a few times throughout the game:
Marble Garden 1 - Spikeball was in the way and I didn't want to wait for it to move.
Launch Base 1 - Needed to lose the Lightning Shield to beat the boss faster.
Sandopolis 2 - Let a ghost hit me so I could land on top of a rock without breaking it. The extra height makes it possible to reach the platform above by bouncing off the ring boxes, avoiding a really long wait for the sand to catch up.

This was mostly recorded at 6% speed so I could perform spindashes at full power in the shortest time possible, and so that jumps could be timed perfectly to gain the most height and/or speed. On many occasions I tried each jump several times, timing it a frame or so earlier or later just to find the optimal position :)
I can't see this run being improved by much without some additional shortcuts being found and used...

There's not much else to say, except that 118631 is a very big number :P

The individual level times are as follows:

Zone Name Act 1 Act 2
Angel Island Zone 0:45 1:21
Hydrocity Zone 0:47 1:28
Marble Garden Zone 1:05 1:45
Carnival Night Zone 0:44 1:56
Icecap Zone 1:41 0:46
Launch Base Zone 1:52 1:11
Mushroom Hill Zone 0:50 1:03
Flying Battery Zone 1:45 3:08
Sandopolis Zone 2:03 2:15
Lava Reef Zone 1:42 3:02
Hidden Palace Zone 0:27
Sky Sanctuary Zone 1:53
Death Egg Zone 1:40 2:56

Bisqwit: Movie published.

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