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Submission #2990: Ryuto's DS Brain Age in 06:33.66

Console: Nintendo DS
Game name: Brain Age
Game version: USA
ROM filename: Brain Age (U).nds
Emulator: (unknown)
Movie length: 06:33.66
FrameCount: 23551
Re-record count: 123553
Author's real name:
Author's nickname: Ryuto
Submitter: Ryuto
Submitted at: 2011-01-27 05:53:44
Text last edited at: 2021-09-22 13:52:27
Text last edited by: Spikestuff
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Status: published
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(Link to video)
This is a better version of previous run I made before. 51 drawings on the Calculations X 100 mode were replaced by new ones. No change on Brain Age Check mode.

Spoiler warning

This submission text tells you what I draw. I recommend you not to read it before watching the movie!

Game objectives

  • Emulator used: desmume-0.9.6
  • Abuses programming errors
  • Is a demonstration
  • Manipulates luck
  • Uses game restart sequence
Note: The replay is not quite deterministic. If the replay runs desync,
1, Save at frame 117 during playing the movie.
2, Load the savestate slot.
3, Play the movie from beggining again and it will run well.

About the game

Have you ever had an interest in art or wanted to learn how to draw? Well now you can with the Brain Age software for the Nintendo DS system. Brain Age is a fun, interactive, and portable training software that will teach you how to draw, much as you would learn in Calculations X 100.
Hehe, I told a lie. The real description is as follows.
Brain Age is a puzzle game to exercise your brain a little each day. It is inspired by the research of Professor Ryuta Kawashima. You will play a variety of puzzles to train your brain. Although there has been controversy over the scientific effectiveness of the game in keeping your brain active, the game got very popular.

About the run

This run shows you how you can abuse the number recognition program by secretly drawing the number answer in each picture. You can see random characters on Brain Age Check mode, and video game stuff on calculations X 100 mode. The latter mode, the run ignores the game time and fails to launch a rocket. This time, it takes 5 minutes to solve the entire math problem, and it is slower than the previous run. This is because the run aims to be as entertaining as possible.

Examples of how to abuse the recognition program

List of drawings

Answer Drawing Appearance
10 Mario Super Mario Bros. (NES)
0 Luigi Super Mario Bros. (NES)
27 Kirby Kirby’s Adventure (NES)
32 Pikachu Pokémon Red / Green (GB)
9 National Pokédex Pokémon Red / Green (GB)
2 Ray Gun Super Smash Bros. (N64)
12 Fox McCloud Star Fox (SNES)
3 Donkey Kong Donkey Kong Country (SNES)
0 Dungeon Map The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)
18 Controller Nintendo 64
1 Gulliver Animal Crossing (N64)
14 Haunted House Super Mario World (SNES)
48 Captain Falcon F-ZERO (SNES)
13 Wanda Mario & Wario (SNES)
6 Ness EarthBound (NES)
21 Nintendo 64 Symbol Nintendo 64
7 Alpha Cubivore: Survival of the Fittest (GC)
1 Piranha Plant Super Mario Bros. (NES)
6 Mars Djinn Golden Sun (GBA)
11 Dream Land Super Smash Bros. (N64)
7 Jigglypuff Pokémon Red / Green (GB)
15 Yoshi Yoshi’s Story (N64)
3 Medli The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker (GC)
7 Shell Super Mario Bros. (NES)
5 Geno Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (SNES)
24 Daroach Kirby: Squeak Squad (GBA)
8 Hookshot The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)
30 R. O. B. Stack-Up (NES)
14 Mushroom Super Mario Bros. (NES)
9 Tetris Tetris (GB)
8 Treasure Bag Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time / Darkness (DS)
8 Lugia Pokémon Gold / Silver (GB)
9 Game Boy Game Boy
72 Link The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)
4 Raphael Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island (SNES)
16 Gordo Kirby’s Adventure (GB)
1 Olimar Pikmin (GC)
0 Bombchu The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)
28 Goomba Super Mario Bros. (NES)
5 Nana Ice Climber (NES)
24 Bowser Super Mario Bros. (NES)
8 Deku Scrub The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)
63 Ganondorf The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker (GC)
3 Mew Pokémon Red / Green (GB)
5 Roy Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade (GBA)
5 Blue Falcon F-ZERO (SNES)
6 Game Cube Game Cube
12 Poltergust 3000 Luigi’s Mansion (GC)
27 Marx Soul Kirby Super Star Ultra (DS)
0 Nintendo DS Lite Nintendo DS Lite
6 Princess Peach Super Mario Bros. (NES)
6 Lapras Pokémon Red / Green (GB)
5 Pit Kid Icarus (NES)
3 Home-Run Contest Super Smash Bros. Melee (GC)
10 Mewtwo Pokémon Red / Green (GB)
9 Stitchface Vegetable Super Smash Bros. Melee (GC)
7 Wario Super Mario Land 2 (GB)
10 Tetris Attack Tetris Attack (SNES)
48 Chef Kawasaki Kirby Super Star (SNES)
14 Sabure Prince Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru (GB)
4 Rick Kirby’s Dream Land 2 (GB)
8 Wave Beam Metroid (NES)
5 Kururin Kuru Kuru Kururin (GBA)
24 Kanto Region Pokémon Red / Green (GB)
5 Magikoopa Super Mario World (SNES)
24 Samus Metroid (NES)
6 Magon Wario World (GC)
35 Wii Wii
4 Reznor Super Mario World (SNES)
10 Master Sword The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES)
0 Star Fox Emblem Star Fox 64 (N64)
9 Spike Top Super Mario World (SNES)
13 Super Happy Tree Yoshi’s Story (N64)
9 Fairy Bow The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)
2 Marth Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light (NES)
6 Pichu Pokémon Gold / Silver (GB)
27 Hot Wings Kirby’s Epic Yarn (Wii)
9 Zora’s Sapphire The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)
30 Pirate Ship Yoshi’s Topsy-Turvy (GBA)
17 Shiek The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)
14 Cresselia Pokémon Diamond / Pearl (DS)
12 Armank Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii)
6 Cheep-Cheep Super Mario Bros. (NES)
4 Minuet of Forest The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)
8 Falco Lombardi Star Fox (SNES)
11 Mr. Saturn EarthBound (NES)
0 Potion Pokémon Red / Green (GB)
4 Mr. Game & Watch Ball (G&W)
3 Aerodactyl Pokémon Red / Green (GB)
4 Snivy Pokémon Black / White (DS)
8 Dragoon Kirby Air Ride (GC)
13 Arwing Star Fox (SNES)
9 Battle Against Master Hand Super Smash Bros. (N64)
21 K. K. Slider Animal Crossing (N64)
6 Samurai Goroh F-ZERO (SNES)
14 Shine Sprite Super Mario Sunshine (GC)
7 Hanenbow Electroplancton (DS)
2 Hylian Shield The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)
4 Vince Art Academy (DS)
45 Ho-oh Pokémon Gold / Silver (GB)

Professor Ryuta Kawashima’s message

Special thanks

  • ISM, Kuromitsu, Magi, 890, 0xwas, and WaddleDX, for their runs.
  • Boombafunk, for telling me that the Minuet of Forest I drew was incorrect.
  • jlun2, for suggesting a title of the movie. It helped me come up with the branch name I used here.
  • Writers of Nico Nico Pedia, for their article
Hope you enjoy the movie, thank you!

Suggested screenshots

6702, 9246, 11318, 17692, 19928, and 20894

Flygon: Rigged up a YouTube module.
adelikat: Claimed for judging!
adelikat: There was a lot of divided opinions on this submission and while there were a lot of really good points, this one resonated the most with me. As such, I am accepting this an as improvement to the currently published movie.

(Further documentation of my decision here.)

sgrunt: I'll publish this shortly.

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