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Submission #4710: Kyman's GB The Addams Family "warp glitch" in 01:29.51

Console: Game Boy
Game name: The Addams Family
Game version: USA
ROM filename: Addams Family, The (U).gb
Branch: warp glitch
Emulator: Bizhawk 1.9.4
Movie length: 01:29.51
FrameCount: 5346
Re-record count: 6902
Author's real name:
Author's nickname: Kyman
Submitter: Kyman
Submitted at: 2015-06-04 07:18:28
Text last edited at: 2015-06-14 09:49:27
Text last edited by: Spikestuff
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Status: published
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Author's comments and explanations:
This run improves the previous TAS by 401 frames. The improvement mainly comes from a detour to obtain the speed potion, which ends up saving several seconds. It also speeds up the pace of the run, so it is a bit more exciting to watch.

Game objectives

  • Emulator used: Bizhawk 1.9.4
  • Uses a warp glitch
  • Takes damage to save time


Bizhawk (Gambette core) loses a few frames in loading and possibly lag. It is mostly faster to jump to avoid lag, although in some situations it isn't. I redid every room multiple times to ensure that all lag that could be saved was, which allowed me to get under a minute and thirty seconds. The extra speed allows you to complete the final room much quicker, which is mainly why it saves time. Less damage is taken than the previous run due to this. The animation of losing the potion in the final boss room doesn't lose time because you have to wait before you can shoot a knife.

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Memory Addresses

Address Set #87: The Addams Family
System: Game Boy
Download .wch file for: BizHawk
Domain Address Data Type Signed Endian Description
WRAM 01FA Byte Unsigned Little Remaining Knives
WRAM 13B1 Byte Unsigned Little Y Position (level)
WRAM 13B3 Byte Unsigned Little X Position (level)
WRAM 13C5 Byte Unsigned Little X Position (screen)
WRAM 13C6 Byte Unsigned Little Y Position (screen)
WRAM 13E2 Byte Unsigned Little Final Boss HP
WRAM 1CA5 Byte Unsigned Little Ground/Air Flag

Special Thanks

Special thanks to bangerra for his speedrun here which inspired me to make this TAS. Thanks to Shrimp, who came up with the theory for the new route. As well thanks to nitrogenesis for his TAS, which was good to compare to in the beginning room.

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Mothrayas: Accepting as an improvement to the published movie.

Spikestuff: ♫ The Addams Family

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