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Submission #4096: janus's Genesis Phantasy Star IV in 1:26:34.35

Console: Sega Genesis
Game name: Phantasy Star IV
Game version: USA
ROM filename: Phantasy Star IV (4) (!).gmv
Emulator: Gens 11a
Movie length: 1:26:34.35
FrameCount: 311260
Re-record count: 176872
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Author's nickname: janus
Submitter: janus
Submitted at: 2013-10-22 22:52:46
Text last edited at: 2013-10-30 15:07:33
Text last edited by: feos
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Status: published
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In this final installment of the famous Phantasy Star series, the protagonist, while out on a routine assignment, uncovers evidence pointing to a sinister threat to the entire solar system. One thing leads to another and he and the rest of his party eventually find themselves fighting the root of all evil. Such a quest would normally take at least ten hours, but with copious amounts of luck manipulation, it can be reduced to just under an hour and a half.

Yes, I'm back with a vengeance! While I was doing the other PS IV speedruns, I noticed that the silver tusk gave quite an advantage against monsters of evil (i.e. most of them). So I tried a first test and save 5600 frames. I also tried to let Chaz live so he could fight Profound Darkness with a higher level; that was worth it too. Here are the major changes

After that, I had to get the Silver Tusk, so it was a detour. +2444 frames when arriving in Meese

Total save: 6498 frames. Possible improvement: better luck manipulation against Gy-Laguiah for sure

Frame suggestion: 10500, when paralyzing Igglanova

feos: Judging...

FractalFusion: Added Youtube module.

feos: Accepting and publishing this improvement.

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