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Submission #4041: McBobX's Genesis Knuckles in Sonic The Hedgehog in 14:09.43

Console: Sega Genesis
Game name: Knuckles in Sonic The Hedgehog
Game version: USA
ROM filename: Knuckles in Sonic The Hedgehog.gen
Emulator: Gens 11a
Movie length: 14:09.43
FrameCount: 50900
Re-record count: 11846
Author's real name:
Author's nickname: McBobX
Submitter: McBobX
Submitted at: 2013-08-10 15:30:45
Text last edited at: 2013-12-08 14:47:00
Text last edited by: Ilari
Download: Download (3744 bytes)
Status: decision: rejected
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Knuckles in Sonic The Hedgehog TAS in 14:08.33 by McBobX


  • Aims for in-game time instead of real time
  • Takes damage to save time
  • Unofficiel Game
  • Genre:Action
  • Genre:Platforme


This is my first Sega Genesis and Sonic run. Knuckles in Sonic The Hedgehog is a hack of Sonic The Hedgehog which replace the main caracter (Sonic) with a suboptimal one (Knuckles) with new movements and abilities. This is an improvement of 2197 frames or 36.61s due to use a new zipping method and new zips in some acts.

Enjoy the run

feos: This run is faster than the 6-year-old movie. And it uses newer tricks than that one. But it seems the latest techniques found in Knuckles in Sonic for the last few years were not examined at all. Because this submission loses time to the existing WIPs. The newest times are reported in these threads. In MZ1 this submission loses more than 2 seconds.

If the losses were insignificant, this submission could have been published, but there are too much missed time savers that are known and public, so I consider the losses significant. The viewers' response seen in posts and especially votes also didn't show much support towards publishing this submission until the faster one is done. I advice to do research and beat (or at least match) the existing records before submitting. Rejecting for sub-optimality, even though it does improve the 6-year-old movie, as happened for example here.

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