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Submission #5127: dekutony & Alyosha's NES Q Boy in 30:41.75

Console: Nintendo Entertainment System
Game name: Q Boy
Game version: any
ROM filename: Q-Boy (Sachen) [U][!].nes
Emulator: FCEUX 2.2.2
Movie length: 30:41.75
FrameCount: 110687
Re-record count: 9258
Author's real name: Tony Leal & David M.
Author's nickname: dekutony & Alyosha
Submitter: dekutony
Submitted at: 2016-05-29 16:57:56
Text last edited at: 2016-07-19 02:59:34
Text last edited by: Kurabupengin
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Status: published
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Author's comments and explanations:
It's my boy Q-Boy, after nearly 2 years this crap is done

Game objectives

  • Emulator used: FCEUX 2.2.2
  • Abuses some programming errors
  • Takes damage to save time
  • Manipulates Luck
  • Unofficial game
  • Genre: Platform


k im good now lets start this thing. Q Boy is an unlicensed game developed and published by Sachen in 1994. It stars the titular character, Q-Boy, on his search to track down the evil Dr. Mouse, in his attempt to steal the Flower of Dream and destroy the peace of the Q Galaxy. Honestly, this is a really good game, not only as a bootleg game, but as an NES game in general. It's tight, fun and charming, being better than some actually licensed games. It's one of my favorite games on the system, and it's one of the best pirated games ever, joining in with Metal Force and the the Zook Z games on Game Boy in terms of quality and fun.

As for the TAS itself, well... I started this TAS back in July of 2014, nearly 2 years ago. Yeah... that long, mainly because my TASing skills back then were crap, hell, I didn't even know what a TAS Editor was. Another reason being the improvements and such, and my overall motivation for the project. But at last, this movie is finally done. Actually, this movie is almost about 2 minutes faster than the original TAS of this game back then, DAMN SON TIME SURE FLIES.

Tricks n' stuff

For more info regarding this section, go check the Game Resources page.

This game has some rather unique mechanics involved, such as float jumps, shooting air puffs and other fun stuff. It really feels like it's own thing and not like a ripoff.

This game is FILLED with frame perfect stuff, such as avoiding refilling your power bar, avoiding spikes/lava, jumping while charging your shot, among other things. There's few glitches, but not enough to call them significant. There's also a frame rule thingy with the timer, which screws with u forever if ur not fast enough... sad D:

Stage by stage comments


Stage 1

A grassy land with waterfalls and a castle, where the Blob King resides in.





Boss 1

Stage 2

The ice world, with some unique physics thrown into the mix.





Boss 2

Stage 3

A sky level with autoscrollers, nothing interesting here.



Boss 3

Stage 4

A desert with a maze and an unusual surprise at the boss.





Boss 4

Stage 5

Dr. Mouse's lair, where the Flower of Dream is located.





Final Boss

Bonus stages...

Other comments

Alyosha's Comments

Dekutony had asked me to help get this finished up, so I did. The run was largely finished, I simply went over it and made improvements where I could find them, saving about 30 seconds overall. I found the game to be pretty interesting and the balance of health and power led to some interesting strategies. Unfortunately I think the entertainment value suffers quite a bit from long back to back autoscrollers and the maze in level 4. Still though, pretty good high quality unlicensed game.

Speshul Tnx

To Samsara, for the encode and support in the thread.

To Spikestuff, Patashu and MESHUGGAH, for posting in the thread and showing interest.

To TASeditor, for his incredible help, improvements, LUA script, RAM Search, Tutorials and support.

And to Alyosha, for finishing this TAS, improving it and great help! srsly man thanks a lot ur da best


later. maybe you can suggest your own too! :D

Q-Thanks 4 Q-Watching!!!

Fog: Q-Judging!

Samsara: NO I'M Q-JUDGING (picking this up from Fog with his permission).

Samsara: Cute little bootleg game with some solid TAS work behind it. Accepting to Vault.

Spikestuff: Publishing.

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