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Submission #419: Acmlm's NES Tetris in 04:06.07

Console: Nintendo Entertainment System
Game name: Tetris
Game version: USA
ROM filename: Tetris (U) [!].nes
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Emulator: (unknown)
Movie length: 04:06.07
FrameCount: 14764
Re-record count: 572
Author's real name: Jean-Fran├žois Lapointe
Author's nickname: Acmlm
Submitter: Acmlm
Submitted at: 2004-11-14 07:58:32
Text last edited at: 2004-11-19 23:56:13
Text last edited by: Bisqwit
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Status: published
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Author's comments and explanations:

To maximize the score, I started at the highest level (19) and did only tetrises (41). I also had to do it all in the top half of the screen to drop the blocks faster, managing to fit them all up there is where most of the challenge came from.

The block sequence is affected slightly by player input (pausing the game for a very short time works best), so I took it to my advantage. I wasn't able to get exactly the blocks I wanted, but it still got me out of many dead-ends and gave a higher proportion of straight bars.

Since the blocks already drop as fast as possible the whole time, the only way I can see this movie being improved is with less pausing and trying to keep the blocks even higher.


Bisqwit: I liked this movie, and I couldn't beat it even though I tried a bit. This will be published. :)
Although, you could have started the game a little faster (example).

Bisqwit: Publishing now.


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