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Submission #4799: arandomgameTASer and Samsara's NES Chase in 01:15.61

Console: Nintendo Entertainment System
Game name: Chase
Game version: unknown
ROM filename: Chase.nes
Emulator: Bizhawk 1.11.1
Movie length: 01:15.61
FrameCount: 4544
Re-record count: 624
Author's real name:
Author's nickname: arandomgameTASer and Samsara
Submitter: arandomgameTASer
Submitted at: 2015-08-16 09:22:23
Text last edited at: 2015-08-18 15:20:36
Text last edited by: Samsara
Download: Download (2060 bytes)
Status: decision: cancelled
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Author's comments and explanations:
Chase is a strong contender for TAS of the Year, NES TAS of the Year, and Genesis TAS of the Year.

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Game objectives

  • Emulator used: BizHawk 1.11.1
  • Have you ever noticed that 1.11.1 looks like a pair of robot boobs
  • Now you can't unsee it
  • Aims for fastest robot boobs
  • Oh God, now I can't unsee it
  • they'd be so cold


Samsara: I literally heard of this game for the first time about an hour ago. Apparently it's a homebrew game? Public domain or something. Someone longplayed it. Maybe it was a shortplay. Let's compromise and call it a mediumplay. Sounds good.

In lieu of actual comments about a game I know nothing about, I'm going to tell you all a story. A grand story, passed down to me from my grandmother, and to her from my grandmother's grandfather, and to him from my grandmother's grandfather's second aunt twice removed. Join me as I whisk you all away to a whimsical fantasy universe and sing unto you the story of this run's creation:

<arandomgameTASer> SamsaraTF: TAS the first level and I'll TAS the rest

Ah, what a wonderful story. Very much prophetic in the olden days. I hope that you too will pass this down to your children and keep the tale alive for as long as humanly possible. Records of this tale shall be recovered by superhumans, millions of years from now, as a sign of how life in our time used to be.

True to our glorious tale, I did indeed TAS the first level in about 10 minutes and arandomgameTASer TASed the rest in about 20. Why did we do it? I'm not sure. I don't think I'll ever be sure. Did you know that "Chase" and "Vault" have the same amount of letters? Now you can't unsee it.

Stage by stage comments


Can we get real here for a sec

Samsara: No. Well... okay.

Movement is fixed, game's all about minimizing squares walked on. Video games are art. Ferris Bueller gifs. I'm too lazy to find them. I spent more time writing this submission text than I did TASing the game. What am I doing with my life?

Why did two people need to TAS this

ArandomgameTASer: http://i.imgur.com/bjD2ukk.gif

Why did you cancel 2015, 2016, and 2017's TAS of the Year?

Samsara: Non-notable homebrew, indistinguishable from real time play, terrible submission thread. Mostly the former two.

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