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Submission #3888: gstick's GBA Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance in 07:50.1

Console: Game Boy Advance
Game name: Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance
Game version: USA
ROM filename: Castlevania - Harmony of Dissonance (U) [!].gba
Emulator: VBA rerecording v23 svn217
Movie length: 07:50.1
FrameCount: 28078
Re-record count: 105683
Author's real name: W.F.
Author's nickname: gstick
Submitter: gstick
Submitted at: 2013-03-12 16:09:31
Text last edited at: 2013-03-23 07:13:09
Text last edited by: Ilari
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Status: published
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Author's comments and explanations:

Author's SD encode (nicovideo)

About the run

Emulator used

VBA rerecording v23 svn217

(For some reason, the VBM desyncs on v23.5 or v23.6. Please use v23 svn232.)

Emulator setting

allow Left+Right/Up+Down

Game objective

  • Aims for fastest time
  • Abuses programming errors
  • Uses warps
  • Manipulates luck

Compared to the current published movie, this is an improvement of 12309 frames, or 3 minutes and 25.15 seconds.

Main improvements

  • Ignored items: Lizard Tail, Sylph Feather. Crushing Stone and Platinum Tip.
  • Optimized in Juste's leveling.
  • Changed the route after the leveling.

New tricks used

  • sticking into a L-shaped structure with floating condition
  • slipping trick
When Juste is slipping on a floor, you can reduce half of deceleration by mashing left/right key. It was discovered by Yuzuhara_3.

For further traditional tricks, check klmz's submission text.

The reason why I defeated Shadow

Juste could warp to 2 places from Shadow's room, but both of the places are far away from Maxim's room in castleA. Besides I can't perform quick-save once a boss battle begins till defeat it. (The condition will continue even if Juste warps to another place.) Therefore I concluded that defeating Shadow and resetting the game is the best route.


  • Robert_Ordis and gocha: for their excellent Lua works. (1) (2)
  • Yuzuhara_3: for his discovering slipping trick.

Nahoc: Judging...

Nahoc: Accepting as an improvement over the previous movie.

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