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Submission #3966: Spikestuff's PSX Bishi Bashi Special "Time Trial & Maximum Score" in 05:13.5

Console: Sony PlayStation
Game name: Bishi Bashi Special
Game version: JPN
ROM filename: Bishi Bashi Special (Japan) [SLPM-86825].bin
Branch: Time Trial & Maximum Score
Emulator: PSXjin v2.0.2 svn0
Movie length: 05:13.5
FrameCount: 18810
Re-record count: 2801
Author's real name: Adam Stamatakos
Author's nickname: Spikestuff
Submitter: Spikestuff
Submitted at: 2013-05-12 09:27:29
Text last edited at: 2014-01-29 04:06:21
Text last edited by: Spikestuff
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Status: published
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Author's comments and explanations:
Oh God, why did I do this?

(Link to video)

In the game Bishi Bashi Special there is another mode... Time Trial.

Time trial uses the more button mashing events as the levels... and that car level removing majority of skill and precision.

These levels never change.

Boring Stuff:

  • Emulator used: PSXjin v2.0.2 svn0
  • Japanese Bios
  • Hardest Difficulty
  • Completed with Maximum Score
  • Goes for in-game time

Things I quickly learned from the last tas.

  • RNGing the levels is just pointless
  • The Car level needed to be optimized

RNG Pointless?

This game surprisingly enough has RNG for the level you go in. This actually wastes time and overall can make it the same length of time as just ramming straight into it.

Car Level Changes.

Being Hard difficulty the controls are still pretty dumb. If different difficulty was used there will be less screeching and a faster time. Compared to my last tas I improved the time quite a lot after several attempts. (Went through what buttons I pressed)

Why do this again?

Different branch. Okay I lied, the real reason is I saw a European tas complete time trail in 4:55 (101.34 in-game time) on Normal Difficulty.

There is also another tas which also does normal difficulty 5:10 (in-game time of 92.38) under the Japanese version.

Now that's tas time... my time is slower due to switching to hard mode. I was going for in-game time. The European tas got a time of 101.34secs, I got 90.69secs with no differences on what level we both received (besides the car one because controls change in each difficulty)

Levels (in order) (Note: This is the English translation version)

\Shark Jumper - 1.30

Blaster Soda Race - 4.76

Spaceship in Warp Phase - 9.15

Building Climber - 3.74

\Facial Slot Machine - 0.83

Race or Fall - 30.15

\Burst The Balloon - 1.40

\Totem Shrinker - 0.74

Jump for the Meat - 4.67

Mega Speed Race - 33.43

\Now I know my ABCs - 0.52

\ = RNG can be used to change the level (pointless)

Anything that needs to be improved?

I got nothing.

Screenshot Suggestion: 14469 or 5721

If you vote no please explain why, I just don't want to sit there and go "The hell?"

Mothrayas: Judging.

Mothrayas: Accepting for the Vault.

feos: Prcssng...

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