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[Tier: Moons]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) "warpless" in 45:26.04 by Arc, FatRatKnight, Inzult, & Rising Tempest.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2016-11-08)
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Submission #5263 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #3225 (45:35.36)
Rating: 8.9 (6 votes)
   
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
Here is a warpless run of Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (1988), which introduced RPG elements and a side-scrolling view instead the traditional Zelda overhead view. An evil magician has cast a sleep spell on Princess Zelda. Link must place 6 crystals in palaces throughout Hyrule in order to release the binding force that protects the Triforce of Courage hidden in the Great Palace.

This movie is an improvement of 9.31 seconds compared to the previous run. Most of the new time saved is from getting almost impossible fairy spawns at overworld traps. Please read the authors' comments for details.

This movie avoids using the extremely gamebreaking hyperspeed and scroll-lock glitches seen in the warp glitch branch. This movie also avoids all of the minorly gamebreaking wrong warps in order to significantly increase the technical skill required to create the movie; we also have a movie which does use these "glitched warps," which allows a rather different route through the game.

This movie was a part of a two-hour Zelda II TAS showcase with audio commentary by Arc, Inzult, Jackimus, Mithical9, and Feasel.

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Added [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) "warp glitch" by TASeditor, Arc & Inzult in 05:31.92 (2016-11-26)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) "warp glitch" by TASeditor in 05:35.93 (2014-07-28)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Console-verified]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) "warp glitch" by TASeditor in 05:36.43 (2014-03-23)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Has commentary]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) "warp glitch" by Inzult in 05:43.47 (2008-03-24)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) "warp glitch" by Inzult in 06:13.08 (2007-03-25)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) "warp glitch" by Gigafrost in 06:16.93 (2005-06-01)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) by Arc & Inzult in 38:38.45 (2016-11-10)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) "warpless" by Arc, FatRatKnight, Inzult, & Rising Tempest in 45:26.04 (2016-11-08)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) by Arc, Inzult & Rising Tempest in 45:35.36 (2016-09-24)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Console-verified]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) by inzult, Rising Tempest in 45:42.13 (2014-04-19)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) "no zipping or unintended exits" by Rising Tempest & Inzult in 47:57.05 (2008-05-19)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) "no zipping, no unintended exits" by Rising Tempest & Inzult in 48:14.98 (2007-01-26)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) "no zipping, no unintended exits" by Inzult in 49:00.25 (2006-09-21)
- - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) "no zipping, no unintended exits" by Rising Tempest in 49:41.67 (2006-05-28)
- - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]FDS Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (FDS) "no zipping, no unintended exits" by Arc in 53:58.62 (2004-09-03)
- - - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]FDS Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (FDS) "no zipping, no unintended exits" by Boco in 59:23.4 (2004-04-12)


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