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Submission #548: Tatsuhiko's SNES Contra III - The Alien Wars in 15:38.85

Console: Super NES
Game name: Contra III - The Alien Wars
Game version: USA
ROM filename: Contra III - The Alien Wars (U) [!].smc
Emulator: (unknown)
Movie length: 15:38.85
FrameCount: 56331
Re-record count: 77
Author's real name: Mike
Author's nickname: Tatsuhiko
Submitter: Tatsuhiko
Submitted at: 2005-02-13 22:26:24
Text last edited at: 2005-02-15 20:52:18
Text last edited by: Bisqwit
Download: Download (7907 bytes)
Status: decision: rejected
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Author's comments and explanations:
Playing one player in this run was difficult to accomplish. I used SNES9x v.1.43-dev. The .smv file won't work in any other version. Even in the finished version of v.1.43. I didn't stop recording the demo until the "beat the game" message comes up. So the ending time reads 15:39.

I start out with 3 rests and on Normal mode. I speed run the game without killing any enemies (with my gun) except at bosses/mid-bosses; and I use the "Beserk" powerup to my advantage. Not dying once. I also try to collect as many bombs as I can just to match the number of rests I have..

Some of the bosses were kind of annoying. The wall climber boss was the boss I had most trouble with since he kept moving up and down. I end up beating the Level 2 boss in around 2 seconds.

After seeing the other Contra 3 movie by Phil and Genisto, I learned that using two Crushes (or Contra missles if you will) work very well against bosses. As well at the "trick" with the metal balls versing the end boss.

Bisqwit: As the others have already pointed out at the forums, this submission could be a lot better. Rejecting.

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