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Submission #5480: ruadath's SNES SOS in 04:44.9

Console: Super NES
Game name: SOS
Game version: JPN
ROM filename: Septentrion (Japan).sfc
Emulator: Bizhawk 1.12.0
Movie length: 04:44.9
FrameCount: 17122
Re-record count: 3412
Author's real name:
Author's nickname: ruadath
Submitter: ruadath
Submitted at: 2017-04-24 01:22:02
Text last edited at: 2018-05-10 20:01:09
Text last edited by: ThunderAxe31
Download: Download (6504 bytes)
Status: decision: rejected
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Author's comments and explanations:
This is a adventure "platformer" game that basically has the plot of Titanic, but came out several years earlier. It is made by the same developers as Clock Tower. This run achieves the worst ending as quickly as possible (any%)

(Link to video)

The gameplay is mostly that of a platformer with a few annoying RNG elements to it. In particular, the rotation of the ship in the pipe room (and the later reversal) occurs at a random time and manipulating it to occur exactly as desired was the main improvement of the TAS over a traditional speedrun (also minor execution improvements everywhere, of course).

Future improvements will probably come from better pipe RNG; I did not do a detailed study of it, and merely frame advanced on the title screen until I got a pipe room that seemed good enough.

fsvgm777: Changed the game title to the North American one (SOS), as we always go by the NA title regardless of using the JP version which has a different title.

Fog: Judging.

Fog: Good run, but I personally didn't find a man casually strutting in a suit through a sinking ship that entertaining.

Accepting to Vault.

Fog: Improvements have been submitted since this was accepted, thus I'll be rejecting this until the frame war is over. A new submission should be made once the frame war is over.

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