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Submission #5318: Alyosha's NES Hudson Hawk in 07:03.88

Console: Nintendo Entertainment System
Game name: Hudson Hawk
Game version: USA
ROM filename: Hudson Hawk (USA)
Emulator: BizHawk 1.18.2
Movie length: 07:03.88
FrameCount: 25475
Re-record count: 5328
Author's real name: David M
Author's nickname: Alyosha
Submitter: Alyosha
Submitted at: 2016-12-09 01:16:36
Text last edited at: 2016-12-24 10:20:11
Text last edited by: fsvgm777
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Status: published
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Author's comments and explanations:
Hudson Hawk is a short platforming game loosely based around the movie of the same name. There are 3 levels which you hop your way through to find a treasure at the end, dodging obstacles and defeating enemies as you go.

Game objectives

  • Emulator used: BizHawk 1.18.2
  • Beats the game as fast as possible

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I decided to play this game since I saw it both in the SDA runs without a TAS page as well as the TASMania spreadsheet. It looked short and fast so I gave it a try. Overall it's a pretty simple game but does require a bit of luck manipulation and strategy.

Some tricks to look out for are the punch-jump, where you can get a lot of extra hgeight by timing jump inputs just right on top of a punch animation, jumping through croughing areas, and hopping wherever practical which saves a little time with each jump.

There isn't much to say about each level overall. Level 1 was the most involved in trying to optimize the lasers and the gas jets, the other two levels were just a lot of running and jumping.

Special thanks to J^P for helpful WIPs where I learned some tricks of this game, and to WhiteHat94 for the RTA run.

Mothrayas: Judging.

Mothrayas: Short and sweet run. It keeps moving along at a decent pace. Accepting to Moons.

fsvgm777: Processing.

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