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Submission #3044: Hoandjzj's PSX Monkey Magic in 48:58.75

Console: Sony PlayStation
Game name: Monkey Magic
Game version: USA
ROM filename: Monkey Magic [U] [SLUS-00930].img
Emulator: (unknown)
Movie length: 48:58.75
FrameCount: 176325
Re-record count: 26498
Author's real name:
Author's nickname: Hoandjzj
Submitter: Hoandjzj
Submitted at: 2011-03-16 04:04:37
Text last edited at: 2011-12-27 09:38:14
Text last edited by: Ilari
Download: Download (19875 bytes)
Status: decision: cancelled
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Author's comments and explanations:
Monkey Magic TAS by Hoandjzj

Emulator used: PCSX-RR v0.1.3

About the run:

  • Aim for fastest completed time
  • Take damage to save time

Preview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usWd5Q78tTU

About the game: I FOUND many TRICKS to BEAT the game FASTER! They were:

  • Use game retry can skip some conversations
  • Gold Monkey causes more damage than normal
  • Jump then attack does double damage
  • Normal run is faster than jumping, using the Power Rod is faster than normal run, but Monkey will stun for a while, so in general, normal run is faster. To skip the stun, there are 4 ways: enter door, start conversation, climbing, or freeze the Monkey
  • Power Rod has no effect with bosses
  • If you fly on the cloud, you can skip the animation of doing thing, for example, load the gun, pull the switch...
  • There are 2 ways to infinite jumping:
  1. Jump and instantly attack, after the attack finished, jump again. This allows Monkey to "fly" in the air but the height cannot rise.
  2. Jump and freeze the Monkey then un-freeze, and jump again (you can do this to infinity after you get infinite power), with this way, the height can rise, so Monkey can jump to the very high.
  • With these tricks I skipped many tasks, and even many stages, improved the run by 49336 frames (my first attemp was 1:02:41)

About the movie:

Important note: I recorded the movie at normal speed (59.82 fps) and resolution 640x480, so if playback at another condition, the movie will turn wrong at about frame 23000~25000
  • Chapter 1: Enter Stone Monkey - Find Subodye's school and master your Magic Power
Around frame 9292: I had to pull the block a little to skip the conversation with the Bat
  • Chapter 2: Search for the Ultimate Weapon - Obtain the Power Rod
Around frame 53022: used "triple" jump to get the key#3 quickly
  • Chapter 3: Flower Fruit Mountain - Rescue your friends and defeat the Celestial Fleet
Around frame 66758: used "triple" jump to get through to the last stage At boss fight: I had to load the Gun normally at the first to keep it works
  • Chapter 4: Javan Mountain - Pass the Judges of the Dead and rescue Runlay
Found only 1 shortcut at the last stage (finding the Book#10)
  • Chapter 5: Jourley to the Celestial Heavens - Gain the Divine Power
This chapter is beaten very quickly after I had infinite power

The end!

(I'm sorry my English is bad, someone please fix if there are mistakes!)

Mukki: Judging...

Hoandjzj: Failed to sync, canceled!

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