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Submission #3775: Cooljay's GBA Sonic Pinball Party in 22:36.4

Console: Game Boy Advance
Game name: Sonic Pinball Party
Game version: USA
ROM filename: Sonic Pinball Party (U) (M6).gba
Emulator: vba-v24m-svn461
Movie length: 22:36.4
FrameCount: 81384
Re-record count: 4376
Author's real name: Jarrod Cordeiro
Author's nickname: Cooljay
Submitter: Cooljay
Submitted at: 2012-11-28 22:40:00
Text last edited at: 2013-01-07 15:07:12
Text last edited by: feos
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Status: published
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Author's comments and explanations:
Sonic Pinball Party is a Game Boy Advance game made by Sonic Team. It features pinball boards based of Sonic Advance ,Nights into Dreams, and Samba De Amigo. The story of this game follows that Sonic enters a pinball tournament to defeat Eggman to save the animals.

Game objectives

  • Emulator used: vba-v24m-svn461
  • Aims for the fastest completion


  • Opponent 1:Knuckles

This mission requires that you get 10 Million points. Defeating Eggman simply is enough to beat the stage. I just use some bumper tricks to get it in a few shots.

  • Opponent 2:Possessed Tails

This mission requires 15 million points to win. Defeating Eggman, the clear bonus and some easy loops on the next board was enough to suffice.

  • Opponent 3:Possessed Amy

This mission requires that you beat the boss on the next board. Optimizing the Ideya Capturing and the dualzing in few shots took some challenge to Optimize

  • Opponent 4: Metal Sonic
This mission require that you clear all the Sonic boards up to X-Zone. Probably the most demanding of the opponents. There was quite a bit of luck manipulation and frame specific shots that needed to be made given the predicament that the ball sometimes can face.

  • Opponent 5: Eggman
After beating Metal Sonic the game congratulates you with a false victory. Eggman appears to make his last stand to beat you. This mission requires you have more points within the time limit. With the physics leaning towards making you fail even more in this stage. Along with little to no Ball Saves.

Overall this was an interesting game to TAS

Note that this is the improved movie file that syncs on ROM mentioned: https://www.dropbox.com/s/w5hq4jheus5fgsi/PinballPartyImprovedV2.vbm Please replace as soon as possible

feos: Replaced the submission file by Author request.

FractalFusion: Replaced submission file again to fix input ending.

FractalFusion: Well done although the response is less than desired. Accepting for vault.

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