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Submission #4794: Soig's Genesis Ghostbusters in 20:40.45

Console: Sega Genesis
Game name: Ghostbusters
Game version: JPN/USA,r0
ROM filename: Ghostbusters (W) (REV00) [!].gen
Emulator: Gens 11b
Movie length: 20:40.45
FrameCount: 74331
Re-record count: 20405
Author's real name: 陈立杰
Author's nickname: Soig
Submitter: Soig
Submitted at: 2015-08-11 15:02:07
Text last edited at: 2015-08-16 07:04:47
Text last edited by: feos
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Status: published
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Game Info:

Ghostbusters is a very entertaining game. In this game, the player will explore each stage, which contains different boss rooms. After beating a boss, a ghost will appear on the screen, in which you catch into a box trap. One ghost is 1000 dollars. (Maybe it will escape.) After all stages are completed, the final stage will appear on the map. The player should enter that room to beat it. And after completing each level, you will get some money, in which you can buy some items and weapons to help you.

There are 5 levels, in the beginning. After completing them, an earthquake happens. Then the player will enter the final level. Previous bosses are brought back to life and you have to beat them, again. After that, you will meet the final big boss...

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Game Objectives:

  • Aims for fastest time
  • Takes damage to save time

Special Thanks:

nfq & hotsam

I choose the same route as nfq's. His first movie helped me a lot about that. And his movie also helped me save many rerecords to test shopping costs.

Hotsam has a very nice boss fight in his movie. I learned from it and improved it by a couple of frames.

I uploaded a WIP yesterday. I should have finished my work yesterday, but I found some improvements in the final level (first boss and second boss). So I redid the final level and finished the movie today...

About the run:

Every level has different numbers of bosses, and 1 big BOSS at the last part in each level. 4 big BOSSES appear in the final level again, with more HP.
  • Enemy eats 1 bullet per frame.
  • Big BOSSES will avoid damage for a little time after receiving damage.
  • 1 bullet is 1 damage, except for the Phaser Shell weapon (Fire gun).
  • Phaser Shell takes 4 damage each time, then avoids taking damage for a little while. 1 bullet in total is allowed on-screen.
So the Phaser Shell can be faster on big BOSS fighting or slower on boss fighting compared with other weapons.
  • On the final BOSS fight, Phaser Shell takes 2 damage each time.
  • Jumping costs several frames, so we avoided unnecessary jumping.

Some improvements not achieved in the movie:

  • In the high-rise building(stage 4), outside of the 1st boss's room, I lose some frames to avoid an enemy. nfq's run doesn't lose time here. I tried to manipulate it with some other controls, but failed.
  • On the final BOSS fight, nfq comes across to the BOSS's right. But when I tried to do it, the BOSS forced me to come back to the left. I've tried many times, but they all failed...

Address list:

Address Signed Description
00FF040D Signed x position
00FF0D30 Signed boss HP stage 1
00FF0C90 Signed boss HP stage 1
00FF1079 Signed BOSS HP stage 1
00FF0BF0 Signed boss HP stage 2
00FF0A0E Signed BOSS HP stage 2
00FF0A60 Siened boss HP stage 3
00FF0A36 Signed BOSS HP stage 3
00FF1050 Signed boss HP
00FF1000 Signed enemy HP
00FF0FB0 Signed enemy HP
00FF0F60 Signed enemy HP
00FF0F10 Signed enemy HP
00FF0EC0 Signed enemy HP
00FF0E70 Signed enemy HP
00FF0E20 Signed enemy HP
00FF0DD0 Signed enemy HP
00FF0D80 Signed enemy HP
00FF0A38 UnSigned BOSS HP stage 4
00FF1020 Signed enemy HP stage 5
00FF0AB0 Signed boss HP stage 5
00FF1075 Unsigned Final BOSS HP
  • All of them are 1 byte type.
  • Download link here.

Other Comments:

I always play Super Mario Bros. and Contra. I got to know this game due to my cousin, since he has a real Genesis. During the Spring Festival in 2009, we played Contra - Hard Corps for a very long time. Felt boring... So we wanted to play another game. He said he wanted to play a ghost catching game. There are 2 games. One is this game. Its Chinese name is very funny, so we chose this game. During his gameplay, I found that it's so funny. So I remembered it. To be honest, I can't complete this game on a real console. @.*


I think the movie is entertaining. Hope you'll enjoy it.

ars4326: (Made minor grammatical edits in the submission text, for better readability) Claimed for judging!

ars4326: Hello, Soig. This platformer was a fun watch (and not a bad licensed game for Ghostbusters!). The shopping choices appeared to make sense (getting the Phaser Shot and the 3-way), and routing/movement/boss battles were well done, also. Good job on this one!

Accepting for publication to Moons!

feos: Pub.

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