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Submission #2810: gstick's GBA Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance "Maxim Version" in 00:23.33

Console: Game Boy Advance
Game name: Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance
Game version: USA
ROM filename: Castlevania - Harmony of Dissonance (U) [!].gba
Branch: Maxim Version
Emulator: (unknown)
Movie length: 00:23.33
FrameCount: 1400
Re-record count: 3347
Author's real name: W.F.
Author's nickname: gstick
Submitter: gstick
Submitted at: 2010-08-18 12:51:07
Text last edited at: 2010-08-21 09:45:29
Text last edited by: gstick
Download: Download (530 bytes)
Status: decision: cancelled
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Movie begins from a reset; should begin from power-on.

Author's comments and explanations:

(Link to video)

General info

Emulator/tools used

  • VisualBoyAdvance 1.72 Re-recording v23-interim
  • TAS Movie Editor v0.12.1
  • Some EmuLua scripts


  • Starts from a predefined save to unlock a secondary character
  • Enters MAXIM to play as Maxim
  • Aims for shortest input time
  • Abuses programming errors
  • Uses warps
  • Manipulates luck
  • Takes no damage

This run is 15 frames faster than the currently published "Maxim Version" movie.



10 frames saved.

While warping

1 frame saved.

Elevator room

1 frame saved.

Kischine-ryu Ougi

3 frames saved.


First, thanks to all of the TASers of CVHoD. This run wouldn't exist without them.
  • pirate_sephiroth
He did pioneer the amazing route!

  • Comicalflop, Deign, zggzdydp
They had been developing "Maxim Version" run.
(Comicalflop and zggzdydp TASed "Maxim no warps" also. That run is one of my most favorite TASes.)

  • klmz
As you know, he is the author of the currently published "Maxim Version" movie. (Also normal version. I love that run.)
His optimizations were amazing, in particular, at name entry, warping, and luck manipulation.

  • Kaz, ljffdb2
Some important glitches and tricks were discovered by them.

  • gocha
His EmuLua scripts helped me to manipulate luck.

Mister Epic : Added YouTube module.

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