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Submission #4265: MESHUGGAH's NES Wrath of the Black Manta in 09:52.51

Console: Nintendo Entertainment System
Game name: Wrath of the Black Manta
Game version: USA
ROM filename: Wrath of the Black Manta (U).nes
Emulator: FCEUX 2.2.2
Movie length: 09:52.51
FrameCount: 35609
Re-record count: 63034
Author's real name: Oliver H.
Author's nickname: MESHUGGAH
Submitter: MESHUGGAH
Submitted at: 2014-04-06 12:26:42
Text last edited at: 2014-04-12 13:16:23
Text last edited by: Ilari
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Status: published
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Author's comments and explanations:
This TAS improves adelikat's last effort by 1425 frames using new glitches and improving positioning and boss battles.

edit: LUA script can be found here.

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Game objectives

  • Emulator used: FCEUX 2.2.2
  • Aims for fastest possible time
  • Uses ninpo arts

List of improvements

For a list of techniques, read the GameResources/NES/WrathOfTheBlackManta page.

Legend: Comparison point, adelikat, MESHUGGAH, total improvements

  Part 1 - New York City 821	752	69
  Boss start	         5412	5256	156
  Boss death	         5788	5500	288
  Part 2 - Tokyo, Japan	 6283	5995	288
  Boss start	         13006	12606	400
  Part 3 - Rio De Janeiro13752	13331	421
  Boss start	         20302	19320	982
  Boss death	         20619	19582	1037
  Part 4 - New York City 21200	20124	1076
  Boss start	         27083	25743	1340
  Boss death	         27812	26422	1390
  Final boss start	 36404	34993	1411
  End of movie	         37033	35608	1425


  • Thanks to adelikat for his previous published TAS, so I could compare my improvements easily.
  • Thanks to igorsson for his video, which actually demonstrates what adelikat has done on the last level (going to weapon menu while moving forward and leaving it advances the player’s on screen X position).

Mothrayas: Judging.

Mothrayas: Had I judged this without considering the audience feedback, I would have accepted this run to Vault - movement just seems too slow at times, and it came across to me as dull unless I sped up the movie about threefold or so. The entertainment rating for the published movie also is mediocre at best. Despite that, this submission got 7 yes votes (out of 7) for entertainment. So based on that, accepting to Moons as an improvement to the published movie.

I suspect this is another case where votes will not match up to ratings when the movie is published, so its tier may very well be changed in the future, if entertainment ratings turn out low.

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