Tool-assisted game movies
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Submission #440: Acmlm's NES Dragon Warrior in 24:03.03

Console: Nintendo Entertainment System
Game name: Dragon Warrior
Game version: USA
ROM filename: Dragon Warrior (U) (PRG1).nes
Emulator: (unknown)
Movie length: 24:03.03
FrameCount: 86582
Re-record count: 2164
Author's real name: Jean-Fran├žois Lapointe
Author's nickname: Acmlm
Submitter: Acmlm
Submitted at: 2004-11-28 07:37:09
Text last edited at: 2004-11-28 21:21:41
Text last edited by: Phil
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Status: published
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Author's comments and explanations:

This is an improvement of Genisto's run, almost 3 minutes shorter.

I only got to Level 7 instead of 9, had no equipment at all until I got Erdrick's sword (but without the armor, I had to use all the healing I could get), died 3 times to return to the castle faster, used shorter pauses to avoid fights, and finished the Dragonlord with a surprise attack.

Luck manipulation was used for avoiding/forcing fights, excellent moves, higher damage, better healing, getting a monster with less HP than normal, getting spells to work, and keeping the Dragonlord asleep.

Getting everything to work out at the end took some more planning, mostly because I had to use all the healing I could get, without Erdrick's armor (ran out on my first 2 attempts). I had to go back in the movie a few times to figure out the best way to do it ... and I ended up with just enough, finishing with 1 HP and no heals left!

Recording stops as soon as the ending sequence starts.

Make sure there's no .sav file before running the movie! It also seems to occasionally desync at some point before I reach the metal slimes, replay if it happens.

Phil: Bisqwit has published the movie.

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