Tool-assisted game movies
When human skills are just not enough

Submission #2858: jlun2's GBC Wario Land 2 in 08:14.52

Console: Game Boy Color
Game name: Wario Land 2
Game version: USA
ROM filename: Warioland 2 (U) [C][!].gbc
Emulator: (unknown)
Movie length: 08:14.52
FrameCount: 29671
Re-record count: 6074
Author's real name: Jesse Lun
Author's nickname: jlun2
Submitter: jlun2
Submitted at: 2010-10-05 17:55:14
Text last edited at: 2011-11-06 23:52:45
Text last edited by: Ilari
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Status: published
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Author's comments and explanations:
Some fat man invades his own castle and yeah.
Flygon's Point-based HD encode Mister Epic's HQx-based HD encode (with frame blending)

Game objectives

  • Emulator used: VBA22
  • Aims for fastest time
  • Beats the game
  • Takes damage to save time


Basically, I found out by accident that pausing the game during the boss battle causes the boss to recharge earlier. So, I started this run. I also used tricks that were absent from the previous run, but present in the 100% run. It is 220 frames faster than Mike's run.

Stage comments

1 - 1

As there was no input for the entire stage, no frames were saved.

2 - 1

Skipped a pair of annoyance just like the 100% run - Saved 76 frames

2 - 2

  • This is the stage I discovered the frame rule. I managed to save 1 frame at the switch room, but lost it due to longer loading time.
  • I used the double jump trick to accelerate faster - Saved 6 frames

2 - 3

Somehow, I managed to save 2 frames by the end of the stage.

2 - 4

I saved several frames that got lost due to the frame rule.

2 - 5

While beating the last boss in real time, I accidentally pressed start. I quickly unpaused the game, and to my suprise, the robot stopped earlier than when I expected it to stop. So I started this run, and this is the result - Saved 136 frames

Other Comments

The Frame Rule

There is a frame rule in this game that prevents 1 - 2 frames from being saved. You might enter the door 1 frame faster than the current run, but the game would take 1 frame longer to load.

Pause Trick

Apparently, pausing the game during the last boss changes its time until next recharge. It is the biggest frame saver of this run.

Special Thanks

  • Mike89 - For creating these two movies; without them, the majority of the tricks used would not be here.

Flygon: Added point-based HD YouTube module.

I have no idea how Mister Epic should embed his module, should it replace the current one, or be put side-by-side?

Mister Epic: I will put them side-by-side.

Mister Epic: That's what I did.

Flygon: Added point HD encode download link.

Nach: Accepting as improvement to existing run.

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