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Submission #5010: xy2_'s A2600 FlapPing "PoorLords, perfect score" in 00:00.22

Console: Atari 2600
Game name: FlapPing
Game version: any
ROM filename: FlapPing.bin
Branch: PoorLords, perfect score
Emulator: Bizhawk 1.11.4
Movie length: 00:00.22
FrameCount: 13
Re-record count: 1922
Author's real name: H. E.-L.
Author's nickname: xy2_
Submitter: xy2_
Submitted at: 2016-02-07 21:21:05
Text last edited at: 2016-02-08 06:31:39
Text last edited by: xy2_
Download: Download (810 bytes)
Status: decision: cancelled
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Author's comments and explanations:
FlapPing is a game that redefines the boundiaries of a game. It's pretty fun, too.

(Link to video)

Game objectives

  • Emulator used: BizHawk 1.11.4
  • PoorLords mode (walls)
  • 'Best ending' (perfect score)
  • Manipulates luck
  • Manipulates ball
  • Manipulates game


This is 985 frames faster than DwangoAC's run, and 36 frames faster than FractalFusion's run. Instead of going on an explaination about the run, I'll describe my input.

Frame Input Description
Pre-start Turn left switch to true Puts the game into Newbie Mode, where the ball takes longer to move. This is required for the final game state I want to reach.
0-7 None Wait for the game to load. This takes 7 frames, and input isn't polled during these frames - with one exception: the very first frame of the game, where you can start it. I can't do that, hovewer, as it would not start the game in PoorLords mode.
8 U+D Go up once in the menu. Up takes priority over Down.
9 None Release one frame to prepare for next input.
10 U+D Go up once in the menu.
11 None Release one frame to prepare for next input.
12 U+L The most crucial frame: the luck manipulation one. A frame of luck manipulation is needed: by doing U+L instead of doing U+Button immediatly, you manipulate the starting position of the ball. This is important for the end result, as it will lead the ball where needed at the start, and lead to an automatic win.
13 Button The last frame of the game. The game is started in PoorLords mode, with walls. The ball takes the starting position of down-right, and we proceed to win the game with a perfect score with no further input.

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