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Submission #3921: totodiletrainer01's NES Color A Dinosaur "Poetic Edition" in 00:09.53

Console: Nintendo Entertainment System
Game name: Color A Dinosaur
Game version: unknown
ROM filename: Color A Dinosaur.nes
Branch: Poetic Edition
Emulator: FCEUX 2.1.5
Movie length: 00:09.53
FrameCount: 573
Re-record count: 5
Author's real name: Liam Carroll
Author's nickname: totodiletrainer01
Submitter: totodiletrainer01
Submitted at: 2013-04-01 01:52:57
Text last edited at: 2017-11-14 06:33:36
Text last edited by: Spikestuff
Download: Download (482 bytes)
Status: decision: rejected
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A while ago, I was watching through the gruefood delight section of TASVideos, and when I came across the Color a Dinosaur videos, I was absolutely disgusted at how inartistic they were. Though they were full of color, they were not full of soul. That's where I came in, to truly show them how it's done.

Game objectives

  • Emulator used: FCEUX 2.1.5
  • Finishes the first level of the game as artistically as possible
  • Maximum Kills
  • Best Ending
  • 5 Players
  • Swallows no chucks


Now, if you're reading this after watching my submission, you may be wondering why I chose what I did. Well, you see, I wanted to represent something in my TAS. The lack of color symbolizes how it blends in to the background, meaning no-one will ever pay attention to him. However, it does show the mental strength of this dinosaur, because he knows he needn't change a thing about himself in order to be perfect. Notice how even without colors, he is happy, for he is truly blessed with divine grace. I also wanted viewers to see an even deeper meaning, if they focus and think hard enough about it. I won't spoil what that is, but I'm sure after watching it several times it will be clear to you.

Stage by stage comments

Title Screen

I seriously used up a whole half of my re-records here, just to find the perfect frame to start the game.


After making my goal clear to myself, I had to figure out the most optimal way to color nothing at all. I eventually settled for this.

Other comments

If you 'truly' understand fine art, this will make you weep tears of blood. If you don't, you will not enjoy this. I suggest doing at least a bachelor's in art and at least a diploma in art history. Potentially, I could make it have more soul by making the dinosaur frown at the start, because he doesn't want to change, and then have him smile when I finish because I realize his perfection, but the RNG is far too crazy for me to understand.

Special thanks to PJ and Adelikat for helping me find the frame data for this game, but thank myself for the artistic drive.

Nach: This game lacks entertainment and is too creative for the vault, rejecting.

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