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Submission #3754: MESHUGGAH's NES North & South in 01:10.93

Console: Nintendo Entertainment System
Game name: North & South
Game version: USA
ROM filename: North & South (U).nes
Emulator: FCEUX 2.1.6
Movie length: 01:10.93
FrameCount: 4263
Re-record count: 6780
Author's real name: Oliver H.
Author's nickname: MESHUGGAH
Submitter: MESHUGGAH
Submitted at: 2012-11-12 19:16:04
Text last edited at: 2012-11-17 16:25:40
Text last edited by: Ilari
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Status: published
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This submission improves the vaulted [2125] NES North & South (USA) by Chamale in 01:20.02. This run is 546 frames faster (509 frames faster than #3752: JWinslow23's NES North and South in 01:19.4) thanks to
  • better movement with the mouse
  • starting the game 2 frames faster
  • using level 3 enemy (because he will be aggressive, you can easily rush forward)
  • plays as the south because they have a better levels/spawn

Game objectives

  • Emulator used: FCEUX 2.1.6
  • Aims for fastest possible time
  • Uses hardest difficulty unlike the former one
  • Entertains without losing a frame (avoiding the bullet and it looks "easy" on 1st fight, 2 horse is enough at 2nd fight)

Detailed informations

It's possible to luck manipulate both the enemies in the fight and movement of the AI in the map. This can be achieved by starting the game delayed after the intro. This route was the fastest (starting 2 frames faster). Also a North run is much slower.

Possible improvement

This would require a discovery of a new glitch which I don't think exists. Maybe 1 frame can be achieved randomly, which doesn't happened to me.


I hope you enjoyed my TAS. Thank you everyone who wished me happy birthday, you are so kind!

See you until my next tas (no, I won't submit tases everyday) =)

Nahoc: Claimed for judging.

Nahoc: Accepting as an improvement over the vaulted previous movie.

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