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Submission #340: Zoizite's NES Metroid "100%" in 41:43.33

Console: Nintendo Entertainment System
Game name: Metroid
Game version: USA
ROM filename: Metroid (U) [!].nes
Branch: 100%
Emulator: (unknown)
Movie length: 41:43.33
FrameCount: 150200
Re-record count: 32713
Author's real name: AP
Author's nickname: Zoizite
Submitter: Zoizite
Submitted at: 2004-09-26 23:26:57
Text last edited at: 2004-09-28 01:23:53
Text last edited by: Bisqwit
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Status: published
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Author's comments and explanations:
Metroid 100% items in 41:43

Emulator: Famtasia (patched from the patch machine)

I've been working on this run for about a month and a half, and I finally finished it today. I tried to be as precise as possible with jumping, shooting, bombing, etc. I played at 2 % speed for anything requiring precision. It was fairly difficult in some spots, like Ridley's lair, and Tourian.

I used an original route, that saved quite a bit of time compared to the usual route. I found a nice shortcut in Norfair that saved 2 to 3 minutes. Ridley and Kraid battles are extremely short. I finished around 15 minutes faster than Red Scarlet's record.

I abused a few glitches: the door trick, morph jumping, bomb boost jumping. I also use morph jumping to pass through blocks a few times, which I had never seen or heard of before.

I took hits whenever avoiding them was impossible or whenever it would slow me down more than a few frames. I also used them to my advantage in certain situations. I manipulated monster item drops quite a lot to get missles.

I used a password to get suitless Samus. The password does nothing else.

Hope you guys like this.

Bisqwit: Technically this movie looks very good - awesome for someone's first submission. I didn't know that Metroid has a suitless mode. Seems like this movie is ok. Publishing today or tomorrow.

Bisqwit: Done

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