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Submission #2885: sparky's PSX Chocobo Racing "Invincible, Time Attack" in 12:48.63

Console: Sony PlayStation
Game name: Chocobo Racing
Game version: JPN
ROM filename: Chocobo Racing (J) [SLPS-01951].bin
Branch: Invincible, Time Attack
Emulator: (unknown)
Movie length: 12:48.63
FrameCount: 46118
Re-record count: 17950
Author's real name: T.K.
Author's nickname: sparky
Submitter: sparky
Submitted at: 2010-10-20 16:01:51
Text last edited at: 2011-03-23 16:25:28
Text last edited by: sparky
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Status: published
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Preinitialized memory card 1

Block 1
  Name:         'チョコボレ?シング システムデ?タ' Filename:     'SYS'
  Product Code: 'SLPS-01951'          Territory:    Japanese
  Blocks Used:  1                     Bytes Used:   8192
  Status:       OK                    Icon:         3 frames
  Link Type:    First                 Next Block:   None

Preinitialized memory card 2

Is empty
Author's comments and explanations:

About this game

This is Race Game sold by Square in 1999. For details, please read my previous submission or wikipedia.


  • PCSX-RR v0.1.3
  • TAS Soft Graphics Plugin 0.2
  • TAS Sound Plugin 0.2 (When movie playback, I recommend using Eternal SPU Plugin etc. It provides superior sound without desync.)
  • SCPH-1000.bin

ROM Version

(U) ROM's 9th stage "Fantasia" is very easy because of many guardrails which don't exist in (J), so I used (J) ROM.

Aims for in-game time instead of real-time

Time attack mode shows result: lap time and course record etc. I stop input a few seconds to show result window.

Starts from a saved state or SRAM

This run uses save data to use fastest secret character "Invincible". This become usable after done story mode 9 times. Preliminarily handicap is on by changing option setting. This raise maximum speed about 50km.

FractalFusion: Replaced movie file with one that supposedly works with this verification movie: http://winback.web.fc2.com/tas/chocobo_racing_invincible_46118/chocobo_racing_verification.zip

Mukki: Judging...

Mukki: While I agree with DarkKobold's comment that a run based on a compromise between both movies would probably be the best goal for our purposes, there doesn't seem to be an obvious solution to this. This movie is a good example of what should be expected from a newgame+ run. The incredibly fast character and the extra track make this worth watching independently of the existing publication. Accepting for publication.

sgrunt: Seeing as I handled the other run, I might as well do this one too.

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