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Submission #2870: Ilari's DOS Lada: The Ultimate Challenge in 04:22.46

Console: DOS
Game name: Lada: The Ultimate Challenge
Game version: unknown
ROM filename: 07e8c823badd945f11a9374cd444da90
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Emulator: (unknown)
Movie length: 04:22.46
FrameCount: 15748
Re-record count: 2271
Author's real name:
Author's nickname: Ilari
Submitter: Ilari
Submitted at: 2010-10-10 01:12:08
Text last edited at: 2010-10-27 17:06:50
Text last edited by: sgrunt
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Status: published
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Author's comments and explanations:

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General

  • Emulator used: JPC-RR r10.13 (should sync on r10 - r10.16, r11 - r11.2)
  • No special settings
  • Manipulates luck
  • Abuses programming errors in game
  • Takes damage to save time
  • Does not use death
  • Plays at hard difficulty

About game:

Lada: The ultimate challenge is single-player driving game. The goal is to reach the end of the level (this game only has a single level). In the way, there is lots of traffic, some of it outright malicious. Fortunately, you have installed rocket launcher and machine gun to your car...

Why I did this:

I got hint about this game from Brushy. Download page had note that this game is pretty short. It also appeared to be at least somewhat decent for a TASing purposes ("Road Fighter with lots of violence").

BIOS/OS/game versions used:

The BIOS/OS versions are identical to #2651: Ilari's DOS Skyroads in 15:55.91.

The game is downloadable from http://www.kann1sto.com/games/lada.zip

diskinfo report about game image used:

General data:

Field Value
Name Lada
File name /home/Ilari/repositories/jpcrr/projects/lada/../../disklibrary/Lada
Type HDD
Tracks 16
Sides 16
Sectors 63
Total sectors 16128
Primary extent size 2552
Storage Method 3
Sectors present 1522
Claimed Disk ID 07e8c823badd945f11a9374cd444da90

File table:

Timestamp MD5 Size Name
N/A N/A 3 /
19900101000000 33c05495fefbcd21c8a09cc2849b9f5c 697319 /LADA.DAT
19900101000000 9a4600f520d9835eb732a056580e4ee1 1619 /LADA.DOC
19900101000000 dc7cfd9ca4a62b8b96f2f4050ff2dbde 58166 /LADA.EXE

Tricks:

See GameResources/DOS/LadaTheUltimateChallenge

  • I wait little over 2 frames so first bonus is rockets.
  • I don't waste rockets by firing them to various non-car targets for luck manipulation.
  • Before second "rock section", I manipulate almost all bonuses to be weapon bonuses (there's couple of health bonuses for when I can't manipulate a weapon bonus)
  • After the second "rock section", I go on rampage and destroy loads of vehicles with no regard to ammo nor luck manipulation.

Statistics:

  • Vehicles destroyed (not counting suicides): 272
  • Final score: 2 063 943
  • Rockets collected: 160
  • Rockets fired: 160
  • Bullets collected: 1100
  • Bullets fired: 415

Closing comments:

The crazy driving is intentional. Its firstly very difficult to drive straight in realtime due to inertia, and secondly just driving straight looks boring, it looks better to drive like drunk and occasionally apply huge steering inputs. When concentrating fire is done, it is done, and no shot is missed (the shots that appear to "miss" actually connect outside the screen, as evidenced by score increase and explosion scrolling in or vehicle taking "less" damage before blowing up).

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Nach: For the last couple of seconds this run begins to feel a bit repetitive. Overall though, it's more fun than cow tipping - domino rally style - off a pier. Accepting.

sgrunt: This will be published momentarily.


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