- Emulator used: FCEUX 2.1.5
- Aims for fastest completion
- Abuses poor collision
- Takes damage to save time
Being my first full TAS, I really didn't know what to expect. I felt like working on some game that probably wouldn't get done. I've been working on this for several weeks. Quite a bit of planning has gone into this, specifically route planning. I've had to draw out the map of the game and where each of the clues are located many times. My first attempt was 69990 frames, while this one is down to 69467, a 523 frame improvement.
Dick Tracy is a detective. This game has you collecting clues in order to find out who has committed a crime in multiple cases. There are five cases, each containing multiple clues. You start out with a clue, and have to find others based off of the given clue.
The main improvement has been timing on jumps. A jump that would normally overshoot a platform can be used to jump again and maintain speed. Another improvement is intentionally taking damage. At the end of each case, the health is restored, allowing eight hits to be taken during each case. Other glitches include:
- Holding left and right slowly moves to the left
- Holding up and down when going up a ladder causes you not to jump when you reach the top
- Jumping from underneath a platform causes another jump to be performed instantly
- Jumping underneath a platform perpendicular to a wall allows you to clip through the wall
- Consistently taking damage allows temporary invulnerability
: adding YT encode
: This movie was well done, but the end result is still a lackluster, uninteresting movie. Even many of the yes voters claimed they got fairly bored through it. Sadly, I think the NES library is pretty tapped out of good titles worthy of publication. Sorry, rejecting for bad game choice. However, I hope to see more TASes from you in the future!
Unrejecting this submission for consideration into the Vault
Canceling because this isn't nearly as fast as possible. I'll TAS it again, but it'll be a bit faster, and hopefully I can throw in some entertainment value as well.