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Submission #3156: Master of Pigs's NES Big Nose the Caveman "Best Score" in 24:37.8

Console: Nintendo Entertainment System
Game name: Big Nose the Caveman
Game version: USA
ROM filename: Big Nose the Caveman (Unl) (U).nes
Branch: Best Score
Emulator: (unknown)
Movie length: 24:37.8
FrameCount: 88814
Re-record count: 2877
Author's real name: Gilmar O. F.
Author's nickname: Master of Pigs
Submitter: Master of Pigs
Submitted at: 2011-05-24 20:35:43
Text last edited at: 2012-06-12 16:32:38
Text last edited by: Ilari
Download: Download (14715 bytes)
Status: decision: rejected
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Emulator FCEUX 2.1.4a Video Extension fm2

Big Nose the Caveman is a NES game made by Camerica that was released in 1991. It is a side scroller.

You control the "Big Nose" character, who is running through many islands to find his dinner, because he is very hungry. Along the way, Big Nose collects bones, that he can use to buy items from the various shops that include spells, upgrades to his abilities and items.

This game is also very difficult because you cannot restart from where you left off once all your lives are gone. It is also very long with four islands (Paradise Island, Monster Island, Terror Island, and Chaos Island) each containing several levels. Big Nose the Caveman dies in a single hit unless he has stones. The stones can shoot out of his club, killing enemies. As many as three stones can come out of the club. There are also many pitfalls, traps and deadly lava/water since Big Nose can't swim. Genre: Adventure Type: Platform

Objective: Finish the game as quickly as possible, mainly looking for a higher score.

The stones and the bones are worth 75 points. Some enemies have scores varied from 10 to 15.

I searched the shortest routes and highest score.

At various times I have avoided taking a few items not to go get on a wrong track with little scoring.

Details: The bosses are repeated in the game, the difference is that they will attack more and are more resistant.

Max Score: 204645

Glitch: Used only in the fight against the bosses scorpions, you must be a precise distance and keep the sequence of attacks to the firing of the head does not cause damage.

Items: We used the item Light Spell, is an item that destroys anything instantly, thus greatly reduce the time it would be taken in a melee confrontation with the boss.

The bosses who received the Light Spell: World 1-4 Boss Scorpion; World 1-6 Boss Dinosaur Aquatic; World 3-3 Boss Giant Worm; World 3-5 Boss Big Fish; World 4-2 Boss Giant Worm; World 4-7 Final Boss Pterodactyl;

DarkKobold: Judging

DarkKobold: Master of Pigs, this TAS was well done. However, this game is just slow paced, without much potential to show off. You tried your best by maximizing score, but I just don't see anyway Big Nose could be publishable. I'm sticking with the decision from #839: QoiZ's NES Big Nose the Caveman in 26:09.87, and rejecting for game choice.

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