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Submission #3749: Tompa & Yuzuhara_3's GBA The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past "Palace of Four Swords" in 05:16.73

Console: Game Boy Advance
Game name: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Game version: USA
ROM filename: 0776 - Legend of Zelda, The - A Link to the Past & Four Swords (U).gba
Branch: Palace of Four Swords
Emulator: VBA-RR v24
Movie length: 05:16.73
FrameCount: 19004
Re-record count: 21350
Author's real name: Tomas Abrahamsson & T.S.
Author's nickname: Tompa & Yuzuhara_3
Submitter: Tompa
Submitted at: 2012-11-09 12:44:59
Text last edited at: 2013-10-12 07:40:26
Text last edited by: Tompa
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Status: published
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  • Emulator: VBA-RR v24 (Allow left+right/up+down)
  • Aims to beat the Four Sword dungeon as fast as possible
  • Takes damage to save time
  • Heavy glitch abuse
  • Manipulates luck
  • Highest in game time

More Stuff

This run is an improvement of 1270 frames compared to the previous TAS.
The improvements came from optimised movement (More and new uses of the Pixelporting glitch), faster skipping through text (Using R instead of A for some parts), better route to the Reset Curse Glitch room and ending input earlier, letting them all commit suicide (Boomerang + Byrna combo).

Even More Stuff

Palace of the Four Sword can't normally be reached in the game without first finishing the Four Swords game that is included on the cart. Though with the Exploration Glitch (Walking in the wrong background layer) it is possible to reach the dungeon anyway.
The "Reset Curse Glitch" room is basically an area that messes up the game for, to me, unknown reasons. If you reach the same area in the SNES version the game will crash. Here it will give you a couple of useful items as well as changing the way they work. Boomerang becomes very powerful, Cane of Byrna won't cost any magic (Though you have to use the Lamp once first before you can use it) and you'll die in one hit. So the method to kill the boss is: Throw the boomerang, make yourself invincible and end the movie.

That's all folks!

Nahoc: Claimed for judging!

Nahoc: Accepting as an improvement to the published movie (Moons tier).

natt: processing

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