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Submission #273: Walker Boh's NES Shadowgate in 09:27.9

Console: Nintendo Entertainment System
Game name: Shadowgate
Game version: USA
ROM filename: Shadowgate (U) [!].nes
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Emulator: (unknown)
Movie length: 09:27.9
FrameCount: 34074
Re-record count: 2260
Author's real name: Hans Olsson
Author's nickname: Walker Boh
Submitter: Walker Boh
Submitted at: 2004-08-14 09:21:07
Text last edited at: 2011-07-16 21:56:45
Text last edited by: Ilari
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Status: published
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Author's comments and explanations:
Shadowgate time! I actually got a request of doing this and after concidering it I decided to see if I could improve CaithSith2's run. Apparently I could. This version is not only 5 seconds as someone thought but 5 minutes and 8 seconds (if I calculated it right) faster!!

How could I improve it so much then? That is with very precise cursor movements, no mistakes made and with faster menu-handlings. I also tries to stay in the menues as much as possible since it´s much faster then to scroll around the screen. Also the controls are slower then in Uninvited and Deja Vu, but it´s hardly even spotted.

I got 2 suggestions of how to improve this run. First was to not pick up a stone for the sling. This didn´t work unfortunately. Second was to not pay the fare at the raft. That didn´t work either =/

Also, I used the exact same route as CaithSith, used his previous version as the best FAQ ever. I changed a few things though to make it even faster. Also I used the same item (Horseshoe) at the Sphinx cus it was the fastest. I didn´t even had to manipulate him.

And last, I had to end the movie later (!) then in the previous version, this is because the text keeps scrolling even after the Behemoth is defeated. So user input was still needed.

Also, thanks CaithSith2 for "helping".

Well, enjoy this one! One of favourite games ever! The music is awesome and so is the game.

As fast as possible
Genre: Storybook game

/Walker Boh


Bisqwit: Surprisingly big improvement. Processing this movie.
Don't get it wrong - I'm not exclusively your fan, but you happen to submit quite many movies...

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