So yeah... this is 987 frames faster than the first submission of this game
by DwangoAC, 38 frames faster than this FractalFusion movie
, 2 frames faster then this submitted movie
by xy2_, and 1 frame faster than the fastest best ending uploaded movie
, also by xy2. The improvement comes from, mostly, avoiding the loading time and looping once through the game mode selection.
- Emulator used: Bizhawk 1.11.4
- Aims for shortest input
- Manipulates luck
- Loses no balls (best ending)
There is a run
made by FractalFusion that is 4 frames faster than this one, but it uses 2 players, so I don't think it fits in Best Ending. That'll be up to the judge to decide, though :)
Thanks, of course, to everyone who worked on this game before - DwangoAC, xy2_, FractalFusion and TASeditor!
is an indie game developed for the Atari 2600 by Kirk Israel that can be downloaded for free
or purchased in cartridge form via AtariAge
. The game has an interesting backstory
'September 21, 1998: "The future of gaming can be summed up in two words -- Pong and Joust." ...with these prophetic words in the Usenet group rec.games.video.classic, "Otter" planted the seeds for the game you have before you now. Two of the greatest names in the history of video games have been brought together at last on your Atari 2600. FlapPing is an old school round of Pong (the original deathmatch!) combined with the famous "Flap" button of Joust. Pterry the Pterodactyl is here to keep things lively, and even the walls from the Atari Classic 'Warlords' make a cameo appearance.'
: The Vault, per its rules
, allows two sorts of categories: any% and full completion. The "best ending" here does not qualify as an any more full completion than otherwise, as the only difference is just the player not taking a hit - this does not warrant a separate category for the Vault. As such, rejecting for being slower than this submission