Tool-assisted game movies
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Submission #394: ziplock's NES Metroid in 18:47.57

Console: Nintendo Entertainment System
Game name: Metroid
Game version: USA
ROM filename: metroid.nes
Emulator: (unknown)
Movie length: 18:47.57
FrameCount: 67654
Re-record count: 4590
Author's real name: James Browne
Author's nickname: ziplock
Submitter: -ziplock-
Submitted at: 2004-10-31 14:44:15
Text last edited at: 2004-11-14 17:58:41
Text last edited by: Bisqwit
Download: Download (6299 bytes)
Status: decision: rejected
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Author's comments and explanations:

This is the third installment of my attempt to take Red Scarlet's "Two-Item Run" to the next level by only collecting the Maru-Mari throughout the game. The door glitch is used to gain access to Norfair, thereby able to travel to Ridley's Hideout, and it is also used for access to Kraid's Lair. Again, only the Maru-Mari is "collected," but missiles are gained from bosses to complete the game. I haven't before this seen a run through Mother Brain's Lair, Tourian, without the Ice-beam to freeze the metroids.

-The ending alone is enough to watch the movie. My first attempt was a test run for response and the second, although seriously flawed, got serious raves about the concept. So, hopefully this one will cover all the bases. Improved are the following (just about everything would cover it, but specifically):

  1. Less conservative about energy and missiles until after Kraid's lair - speeds things up quite a bit.
  2. Better jump timing and Maru-Mari abuse.
  3. Zoizite's "Maru-Mari block glitch" utelized in the only place I can to save much time.
  4. Improved Ridley and Kraid battles with use of turbo-fire button.
  5. Faster complete run through Tourian (well, it seems faster).

But all-in-all, it's the same run with less time shaved off than it would take to heat a Hot-Pocket, but I still dig it.

Bisqwit: Rejecting this submission, because it is way slower than Zoizite's movie, even when considering the difference made by up+a.

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