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Submission #3046: Ryuto's DS Shanghai DS in 00:41.95

Console: Nintendo DS
Game name: Shanghai DS
Game version: JPN
ROM filename: Shanghai DS (J).nds
Emulator: (unknown)
Movie length: 00:41.95
FrameCount: 2510
Re-record count: 2167
Author's real name:
Author's nickname: Ryuto
Submitter: Ryuto
Submitted at: 2011-03-17 09:02:49
Text last edited at: 2011-12-27 09:00:55
Text last edited by: Ilari
Download: Download (2213 bytes)
Status: decision: cancelled
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Author's comments and explanations:
Shanghai Solitaire, also known as Mahjong Solitaire, is a famous puzzle game that was released for a lot of platforms. DS version has a touchscreen, so you are no longer forced to move a cursor around in other to select the tiles.

Game objectives

  • Emulator: DeSuME-0.9.6-win32
  • Aims for fastest time
  • Uses easy difficulty

YouTube Link

I uploaded both runs of easy difficulty and normal one. This submission uses the easy difficulty. If you prefer the normal one to be published, please tell me.
Easy difficulty
Normal difficulty (This is not a submitted movie.)

About the run

I thought DS version would be the most suitable because the stylus allowed playing much faster than any other version. Since there is no USA version of Shanghai Solitaire released for DS, I used Japanese one.
The game has three difficulties and I played on all of them to find which one is the most entertaining for TASing. I made and watched a run of normal difficulty that has 8 stages, and thought some people would say that it is boring. Then I played on the easy difficulty that has only 4 stages. The run was too short for me, but it would be a good demonstration of how Shanghai Solitaire TAS would looks because it wouldn’t be boring and has a standard layout. That’s why I chose the easy difficulty.

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