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Submission #5386: StarvinStruthers's GB The Lion King "Cub" in 03:14.38

Console: Game Boy
Game name: The Lion King
Game version: USA
ROM filename: Lion King, The (USA).gb
Branch: Cub
Emulator: BizHawk-1.11.9.1
Movie length: 03:14.38
FrameCount: 11610
Re-record count: 7869
Author's real name: Casey
Author's nickname: StarvinStruthers
Submitter: StarvinStruthers
Submitted at: 2017-02-06 23:48:00
Text last edited at: 2017-02-12 11:02:50
Text last edited by: Spikestuff
Download: Download (3496 bytes)
Status: decision: rejected
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Author's comments and explanations:

FINAL INPUT FRAME: 11,609


note to self: stop playing games with horrid controls

chancool recently found a skip in stage 3 that saves ~20sec in rta

in early 2016 joetronicx3 made a tas of this game/category before this skip was found

there's a chance this tas won't get accepted because of it being a shortened version of the game

but making this tas was actually rather tedious and i can assure you i will never play this game again


GAME OBJECTIVES:

  • become BigSimb

EMULATOR USED:

  • bizhawk 1.11.9.1

MOVIE OBJECTIVES:

  • fast
  • cub mode / easiest difficulty

ROLLING:

  • saves 5-10 frames

EXTRA JUMPING:

  • jumping in some areas can save just as many frames as rolling if not a couple extra
  • seems like there is a window you're able to obtain said couple extra frames


NOTES PER STAGE / CAN THIS TAS BE IMPROVED?:

STAGE 1: HELL

  • this stage is the end of man
  • for some reason my stage 1 did not go as planned :)
  • i did what i could and made it out alive
  • i'm 100% sure improvements can be made here

STAGE 2: FUN

  • i think i did a pretty good job at optimizing this stage
  • a lot of this stage is just an auto scroller
  • that being said this stage has some cool tricks in it imo

STAGE 3: RNG (skip notes)

  • it is rng if the hyenas will attack or be sleepy (fairly easy to manipulate)
  • 2 hyenas need to get bopped to unlock the 2 corresponding doors
  • there is a possibility that the hyenas can be dealt with in a different way
  • aside that i think the optimizations here are pretty decent
  • skip happens at the top of the first (and now only) climb in this stage
  • the new skip is very straight forward.. just hit left at the correct time
  • this trick skips a nice sized chunk of the stage including 2 other climbs and a damage boost
  • nice work chancool for finding skip

STAGE 4: R-TYPE

  • this is a lagless autoscroller.. i think my strats are safe


THINGS YOU MIGHT WANT TO KNOW?:

  • in comparison to rta timing this turned out to be 3:00.9
  • surprisingly found no lag in this game thus no lag reduction of any kind needed
  • wouldn't be surprised if the human race decayed before seeing one prince mode tas or rta (yes, that is a challenge)
  • i was hoping to get sub 3 tas timing but you have to press A to start the credits.. rip


feos: This run only plays through the 4 levels that are available on the easy difficulty (Cub). The other 5 levels are only available on harder difficulties (Prince and King). Even though beating the Cub mode does give the credits, all the viewers agree that this 9-level game doesn't feel completed if one just reduces the challenge to make things easiest, and only beats less than a half of the game. This is the case when the easier difficulty setting isn't justified, so for any future submission of this game some other difficulty should be picked, to show the entire game. Judging by the FAQ though, King difficulty only reduces your health and increases enemies' health, so Prince mode would be enough here.

Rejecting for the flawed goal choice.


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