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Submission #3574: Waffle's GBA Super Monkey Ball Jr. in 02:03.27

Console: Game Boy Advance
Game name: Super Monkey Ball Jr.
Game version: USA
ROM filename: 0763 - Super Monkey Ball Jr. (U).gba
Emulator: (unknown)
Movie length: 02:03.27
FrameCount: 7396
Re-record count: 1976
Author's real name:
Author's nickname: Waffle
Submitter: Waffle
Submitted at: 2012-04-21 15:54:17
Text last edited at: 2012-05-10 09:37:41
Text last edited by: Zeupar
Download: Download (762 bytes)
Status: decision: cancelled
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Master Difficulty is accessed through a password in order to play it from power-on. At the title screen, entering "Down, Down, Up, Up, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A" enables all difficulties.

I chose Master difficulty only to rival comicalflop's submission, and to see what kind of improvements could be made. This movie beats the previous by 1032 frames (17.4 seconds) and introduces new shortcuts/strategies.

Floor 1

Only improvement here is the transfer from the moving platform to the final area.

Floor 2

I get 3 perfect "edge hits". Normally, hitting an edge to turn quicker actually loses time. All three instances in this level however, I save time by landing directly onto the next platform rather than bumping upwards.

Floor 3

New shortcut at the beginning, and optimized the ending by turning normally rather than using edge hits.

Floor 4

Improved the second shortcut in this level.

Floor 5

Nothing new here.

I don't think any more shortcuts are possible, but if I think I see anything that could be faster I would gladly remake this movie. I hope you enjoy my first submission!

Edit: Cancelling due to faster transitions between levels being possible, even on a real console.

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