Tool-assisted game movies
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Submission #424: FODA's Genesis Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle in 06:55.75

Console: Sega Genesis
Game name: Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
Game version: USA
ROM filename: Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle (U) [!].bin
Emulator: (unknown)
Movie length: 06:55.75
FrameCount: 24945
Re-record count: 2751
Author's real name: Mário de Almeida Azevedo Junior
Author's nickname: FODA
Submitter: nesrocks
Submitted at: 2004-11-18 14:28:30
Text last edited at: 2010-12-17 18:42:21
Text last edited by: adelikat
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Status: published
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Author's comments and explanations:
Emulator used: Gens (gens_movie_test9rc1 version)
Alex Kidd was supposedly SEGA's rival to Nintendo's Mario, but after Sonic was released they completely forgot about the alex kidd series. This game is shorter than the Master system version, but is a very tight plataformer, and since it's short it's also very hard. 

This movie goes through the game quickly and making use of the helicopter and the motorbike to increase speed. The hardest part about making the movie was to optimize all the jumping since the height and horizontal speed are controlable but accelerated instead of absolute.

- as fast as possible
- uses skip jankenpo fight glitch whenever possible (3 bosses)
- uses the motorbike on 8 out of 11 levels
- precise jumping and flying punch trick (to avoid falling and go through a place otherwise impossible to reach on the last level)
- takes a shortcut on the beggining of the last level
- kills as many enemies as possible on the way and takes as much money as possible, without sacrificing speed.

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