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Submission #3673: nitrogenesis's Arcade Dragon Unit / Castle of Dragon in 03:37.68

Console: Arcade
Game name: Dragon Unit / Castle of Dragon
Game version: JPN
ROM filename: drgnunit.zip
Emulator: (unknown)
Movie length: 03:37.68
FrameCount: 13061
Re-record count: 1446
Author's real name: ISD
Author's nickname: nitrogenesis
Submitter: NitroGenesis
Submitted at: 2012-08-15 23:51:32
Text last edited at: 2012-08-16 22:53:42
Text last edited by: Ilari
Download: Download (2684 bytes)
Status: decision: cancelled
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This run contains nudity and blood and is not to be viewed by anyone.

Well hi there, I made a TAS and would like to share. It's Castle of Dragon aka Dragon Unit!!!

Btw, I wasn't sure what to call the game, because the version I played is called Dragon Unit, but worldwide name is Castle of Dragon. So I listed what FBA calls it.

  • Emulator used: FBA-rr v007
  • One Player in a multiplayer game
  • Is much better than the terrible NES port
  • Doesn't die even though it would save time

Why One Player?

Obviously you see me collecting boots. These boots make our hero very fast. However, we can't give all the boots to 1p in the multiplayer, because that would make the screen NEVER scroll because 2 player would always have to catch up. The only time 2 player may save time is in the boss fights near the end, where speed isn't nessescary, but I figured it wouldn't make a true 1 player run. If people are against this, I can redo the end of the movie.

Why No Death?

When you hit and enemy and die, it causes much damage. I could've used this to kill the last boss faster, but I don't think TASVideos approves of dying in Arcade games, and it looks worse and doesn't save much time.


All enemies and chandeliers and stuff are fixed with powerup drops, this makes it very easy to determine where the boots are. Also, some weapons affect more then others to certain enemies.

Other Stuff

I don't think this run should obsolete the NES version, both have totally different mechanics, gameplay, and levels.

I'll add more stuff later...

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