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Submission #5267: DrD2k9's NES Battle Chess "All Battle Animations" in 18:21.19

Console: Nintendo Entertainment System
Game name: Battle Chess
Game version: USA
ROM filename: Battle Chess (U) [!].nes
Branch: All Battle Animations
Emulator: FCEUX 2.2.3
Movie length: 18:21.19
FrameCount: 66180
Re-record count: 1513
Author's real name: Mike D
Author's nickname: DrD2k9
Submitter: DrD2k9
Submitted at: 2016-10-22 23:11:38
Text last edited at: 2016-10-26 18:22:44
Text last edited by: Mothrayas
Download: Download (9272 bytes)
Status: decision: rejected
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Author's comments and explanations:

Battle Chess

Battle Animation Playaround

Battle Chess: It's chess, with battles.
  • Too bad you don't get to participate in battles a la Archon.

Numerous videos have been made of of Battle Chess aiming for quick checkmates (speed). For the most part, however, they have not been accepted because chess is a board game; and board games are generally unacceptable for vault. Based on rejections, most (if not all) of these submissions weren't entertaining enough to attain Moon tier.

Hopefully we can break that streak. This video is a simple playaround that demonstrates the battle animations for all the different game-pieces against each of the others. The only exception being King vs King as that is not possible.

The game board is set up individually for each piece type to quickly run through the opponents pieces.

This was a very simple and rapid TAS to set up. Time was not heavily considered and optimizations of movement may be possible, but speed isn't really the point.

This game also has a PC port with moderately better graphics (including blood during the battles, resulting in some of the deaths making more sense). I'm still new enough to TASing that I've not yet experimented with PC game TASes. If someone were to mimic this TAS using that version, it would look better and possibly be more entertaining. Until that happens (or until I figure it out), hopefully this video will qualify for moon tier.

It's no summer Hollywood blockbuster, but hopefully it's at least entertaining enough to be considered 'interesting.'

Mothrayas: Judging.

Mothrayas: This is a run that does not aim for speed, is far from optimal in that sense, and it also fails to provide entertainment or anything notable in the way the game is played. The category choice was not received well at all.

This run fails to qualify as either a speedrun or superplay; as such, it fails to qualify for publication on this site. Rejecting.

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