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[Fastest Completion]NES King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder! (USA) in 30:59.69 by FractalFusion.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2021-04-24)
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- Genre: Adventure
King Graham sets off on a journey to save his family from the evil wizard Mordack. Unfortunately for him, the number of beings in the world that desire to kill him are vast, and only the most silly usage of items can save him from impending doom. He also has a sidekick, Cedric the Owl, who is next to useless.

A port of the PC game from the well-known King's Quest series, King's Quest V is an adventure game infamous for its numerous dead ends, long fetch quests, and overly obscure solutions. The game is highly restrictive, with minimum points necessary to beat the game being not much less than the maximum 260 points, and as such, this TAS goes for the maximum.

FractalFusion improves the predecessor movie by 2:27.93 minutes. Improvement comes from various glitches (witch genie bottle skip, and Dink tambourine anywhere), vastly improved menuing, and careful use of "storing cursor movement" for efficiency. Other improvements involve lag reduction, and RNG manipulation in the final dungeon.

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