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Submission #3665: nitrogenesis's Arcade Bay Route in 10:31.72

Console: Arcade
Game name: Bay Route
Game version: any
ROM filename: bayroute.zip
Emulator: (unknown)
Movie length: 10:31.72
FrameCount: 37903
Re-record count: 7617
Author's real name: ISD
Author's nickname: nitrogenesis
Submitter: NitroGenesis
Submitted at: 2012-07-28 00:12:53
Text last edited at: 2013-02-24 12:44:25
Text last edited by: Ilari
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Status: published
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Bay Route is an arcade run and gun released by Sega and Sunsoft in 1989. Two players can control a boy and a girl to kill terrorists and help the boy find his girlfriend (I wonder who the girl is supposed to be)

Stuff To Know

  • When both of the players shoot boss/enemy that takes over 2 hits to kill, it takes double damage if both of the shots collide at the same time. This is used to kill off bossess very fast!
  • The flamethrower does the most damage if you can get it to hit for over 26 frames.
  • I didn't take any damage because it doesn't save very much time (probably 2 seconds) and looks ugly, plus it's more fun to shoot stuff. Also, anyone who has played this game probably knows it's a very hard one.
  • There are a few theoretical untested possible improvements with better boss luck.

1. I tried very hard to manipulate the cube boss to not move around for that much, but it seems that no matter what you do he will do that.
2. There are some parts where the girl had to dodge bullets, and so not both of the shots could connect at once, but again, I decided not to take the damage to get this.
3. Since you have 4 choices of weapons, maybe a few boss battles could have better weapon choices, but I doubt it.

Thanks for reading, and enjoy the movie.

Screenshot Land

Since you decided to read this, I'll give you a table. (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

FractalFusion: Replaced submission file with FBM file linked from this post (with proper extension).

turska: Judging.
turska: The run is quite repetitive. The two players spend a lot of time doing the same things, standing still and overlapping each other - this is particularly noticeable during boss fights and the autoscroller. It looks like much more could be done with two players.

Additionally, many viewers found the run quite boring.

As such, I'm rejecting this movie for major possible improvements with how the two player characters are used, and audience response.

turska: Unrejecting under the neo-TASVideos publication system.
turska: Accepting for publication in the Vault.

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