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Submission #4956: adelikat's SG1000 Borderline in 01:06.99

Console: Sega SG-1000
Game name: Borderline
Game version: unknown
ROM filename: Borderline (SG-1000).sg
Emulator: BizHawk 1.11.4
Movie length: 01:06.99
FrameCount: 4014
Re-record count: 1519
Author's real name:
Author's nickname: adelikat
Submitter: adelikat
Submitted at: 2016-01-02 02:08:14
Text last edited at: 2016-01-07 09:14:06
Text last edited by: fsvgm777
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Status: published
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Borderline is a mediocre game for the SG-1000. This is the sega console that pre-dates the Sega Master System. There's really not much to say here. The game is dull, and the TAS is dull. Fortunately it is short. It is just 4 levels, that repeat forever. I complete the 4 levels once and end the movie.

Level by Level comments

Level 1

The white thingies and even some of the walls and missile thingies are random here. Some of my missed shots are to manipulate these. Other missed shots your shots alternate coming out of the left or right side of the vehicle. This fact is a theme throughout all the levels, you will see me waste shots in order to set up the correct side for later.

Other than manipulating and shooting things optimally, you simply need to hold up to get to and maintain maximum speed. That's about it.

Level 2

You need to shoot all the white things to complete the stage, the pattern I do here is the fastest one I found.

Level 3

Shoot the white things again. You also have to manipulate luck for the 4th level to get a favorable pattern.

Level 4

The location of the holes in the purple wall are random. I manipulate the best possible pattern. From there I need to shoot through the blue barrier and shoot the white thing.


So yeah, this is pretty pointless. But I wanted to do an SG-1000 TAS.
adelikat: Replaced the movie file with an 18 frame faster version, that uses a different strategy in level 2 combined with some better RNG in level 4

ars4326: Claimed for judging!

ars4326: Hi again, adelikat. Indeed, this is a short and simple little shooter from the classic SG-1000. All in all, it's well-optimized and worthy of publication.

Accepting for publication to the Vault!

fsvgm777: Processing.

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