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Submission #4793: dekutony's GBA The Fairly OddParents!: Enter the Cleft in 37:02.48

Console: Game Boy Advance
Game name: The Fairly OddParents!: Enter the Cleft
Game version: USA
ROM filename: Fairly Odd Parents!, The - Enter the Cleft (U) [b].gba
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Emulator: BizHawk 1.11.0
Movie length: 37:02.48
FrameCount: 132743
Re-record count: 6272
Author's real name: Tony Leal
Author's nickname: dekutony
Submitter: dekutony
Submitted at: 2015-08-09 23:52:04
Text last edited at: 2015-08-15 05:07:25
Text last edited by: Spikestuff
Download: Download (67154 bytes)
Status: decision: rejected
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Author's comments and explanations:
Timmyisanaveragekidthatononeunderstandsmomanddadandvickyalways......somethingcommandtimmyvickycosmowanda... imissmychildhood.

(Link to video)
(special thanks to Samsara for the encode!)

Game objectives

  • Emulator used: BizHawk 1.11.0
  • Takes damage to save time
  • Genre: Action
  • Genre: Platform
  • Genre: Shooter

Comments

This is a TAS of a Fairly OddParents game... self explanatory. This is also the first sub (i assume) that uses endrift's new mGBA core on BizHawk... syncs just fine. The TAS is technically sub 37, but i can't seem to skip the BIOS intro...

This TAS uses a Gyro, which saved a bunch of time, and also screws up the Bronze Knee Cap.

Stage by stage comments

Episode 1

All tricks were discovered here. I buy in the 1st stage a the Gyro, which I use in that stage and use it later in the run.

Episode 2

This is where you first collect key items. On the Boss I can't use the powerup item because of the now accurate loading times.

Episode 3

SCREW THE MAJOR

Episode 4

There's a shooter stage, which I cannot really entertain because I need to hit alot of stuff. also, SCREW THE BRONZE KNEE CAP.

Episode 5

The boss strats on this one are reversed, and SCREW THE BRONZE KNEE CAP AGAIN.

Other comments

Special Thanks:

...to CoolKirby, for being the only guy that got interested and to post motivating feedback in the thread.

Suggested Screenshot

I will let you choose this one.

LOLtext

tnx 4 watching... I hope you like it... it wasn't all that easy as it seems since I'm still a total Rookie. Next will be between Coca Cola Kid and Pocket Monster 2, I have VBoy to do left but stuff that not right now...

BTW, if some expert TASer can work on Breakin' Da Rules instead of me that would be awesome... That game begs to be TASed and be Starred.

thnx 4 watching... again.


ars4326: Claimed for judging!

ars4326: Hello, Kurabu. First off, I liked the game choice (I used to get a kick out of watching the Nick show!) and could tell that you put some considerable effort into this. With that said, after watching this movie multiple times and considering the feedback given in the thread, I've gotta be honest in declaring that this run needs another pass through to be up to site standards for publication.

Aside from RobynS's test WIP which showed there's still optimizations that need to be found for x-speed (uncovering relevant addresses via RAM Watch is a must), I also came across a significant number of improvements involving further use of the gyro item. I've listed these finds in this thread. Other posters brought up additional technical quality issues as well, in which I hope you objectively consider and look to improve upon.

So all in all, I hope you take this constructively and work toward making a v2 improvement that's more polished. I'd love to soon see a better optimized run of this game from you (and I know you're, indeed, capable of it).

Rejecting due to sub-optimality.


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