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Submission #4811: Soig's Genesis Contra: The Hard Corps "secret ending" in 04:57.42

Console: Sega Genesis
Game name: Contra: The Hard Corps
Game version: JPN
ROM filename: Contra - The Hard Corps (J) [!].gen
Branch: secret ending
Emulator: Gens 11b
Movie length: 04:57.42
FrameCount: 17822
Re-record count: 3958
Author's real name: 陈立杰
Author's nickname: Soig
Submitter: Soig
Submitted at: 2015-08-26 09:41:16
Text last edited at: 2015-09-02 14:34:46
Text last edited by: Spikestuff
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Status: published
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Author's comments and explanations:

(Link to video)
Hello, everyone. I come back to this game - my first pub game.
When I TASed this game in 2011, I couldn't improve the run before Dr. fight in last stage. Even lost some frames before that. However, I'm making 100% run for this game during these days. And found some improvements before stage 5. So I tried to remake secret run. And now, I've improved 15 frames.

In fact, I lost frames after stage 1...

Level-by-Level Notes:

Stage 1: 17 frames saved.

8 frames saved before the collapsed building. By better luck manipulation on the poles.
Most of others come from beating the huge boss faster.

Stage 2: 1 frame lost.
Stage 3: 1 frame lost.
In these 2 stages, I saved frames somewhere and lost frames somewhere...

Ram Addresses:

Address Note Byte Signed
00FFD70F x speed 1 byte signed
00FFFEA6 injured? 2 bytes signed
00FFB236 enemy HP 2 bytes signed
00FFB5F0 enemy HP UP 2 bytes signed
00FFB036 enemy HP 2 bytes signed
00FFB070 enemy HP UP 2 bytes signed
00FFB134 enemy HP 2 bytes signed
00FFB0B4 enemy HP 2 bytes signed
00FFB334 enemy HP 2 bytes signed
00FFB046 enemy HP 2 bytes signed
Note: addresses for enemy HP are random... These addresses are just suitable for this movie.

Other comments:

It seems that using Fang to beat game is the fastest and the easiest. You'll see their difference in my next 100% run.
And so fewer rerecord counts...

GoddessMaria15: Judging.

GoddessMaria15: Despite the emulation differences between this movie and the publushed one, it is 15 frames faster and has been well receieved.

Accepting as improvement to the previous run of this category.

Spikestuff: Poor Gens, no one likes you... Yup, no one at all.

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