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Submission #418: Baxter's NES Dr. Mario in 02:02.02

Console: Nintendo Entertainment System
Game name: Dr. Mario
Game version: USA
ROM filename: Dr_Mario.nes
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Emulator: (unknown)
Movie length: 02:02.02
FrameCount: 7321
Re-record count: 1016
Author's real name: Lennart W.
Author's nickname: Baxter
Submitter: Baxter
Submitted at: 2004-11-13 20:00:42
Text last edited at: 2011-01-10 12:27:05
Text last edited by: feos
Download: Download (2392 bytes)
Status: decision: rejected
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After starting a level you can't manipulate luck. The only thing that can be manipulated it the level you enter. This level has it's own order of capsules that fall... so you have to pick a level that has the viruses placed in a good way, and capsules that fit.

You'll never get all the capsules you want... but you can try a lot of levels to look if it's good enough for a speedrun. Some time ago I wanted to start a speedrun of this game... and tried a lot of levels... but eventually all came to a point where the capsules didn't fit at all.

Ziplock had a pretty well chosen level, and so I tried a few levels using the same trick. The levels looked a lot better, and I recorded a few on 25% speed. One level was really good, so I took that one. The level I chose is an other level ziplock played.

I chose to wait untill all capsules where placed, and pressed start to how the ending. If I would have stopped at the last capsule and let it drop by itself (like ziplock), the movie would been 2 frames shorter than 2 minutes.


Bisqwit: This is a difficult movie to judge.
My vote is a 'meh', slightly tilted to the yes-direction. But under the current situation of apparent inflation of yes-votes, I'm rejecting this submission.
Good luck next time!
feos: Baxter forced me to make this encode, sorry :p

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