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Submission #5527: adelikat's C64 Batman: The Caped Crusader "Part 1 - Penguin" in 07:21.84

Console: Commodore 64
Game name: Batman: The Caped Crusader
Game version: any
ROM filename: Batman - The Caped Crusader.d64
Branch: Part 1 - Penguin
Emulator: BizHawk 1.13.0
Movie length: 07:21.84
FrameCount: 22147
Re-record count: 3266
Author's real name:
Author's nickname: adelikat
Submitter: adelikat
Submitted at: 2017-06-04 16:05:34
Text last edited at: 2017-06-08 16:54:24
Text last edited by: Masterjun
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Status: judging underway
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adelikat


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Batman: The Caped Crusader on Commodore 64...yeah.

Goals

There are 2 parts to this game. The penguin and the joker. Both are independent from each other and either can be picked from the start. This TAS completes the penguin version.

Rom choice

I picked the disk version of this game instead of the tape version. Mostly because the tape version load times are several minutes slower (and the disk is already several minutes of load times). I used a cracked version of this game because, well, that's what you do with Commodore 64. Uncracked versions aren't easily used because of copy protections, and are hard to find. The common disks out in the wild seem to be cracked ones. The only effect this has on this TAS is that you see a bit of black screen where I skip the cracked game screen.

Strategies

I get the minimum items necessary to beat the game. The most annoying to skip is the flashlight since Penguins Mansion is completely black without it. In addition to route planning, the main consideration is luck manipulation. The one main enemy that keeps chasing you (sadly I don't know his name, I just call him the asshole) randomly shows up in rooms and in random places. Frames are the only way to manipulate this it seems. Often you spend more frames waiting than you do simply taking damage and moving on. Also, punching him can be faster than taking a hit in the right circumstances.

Yeah, that's all I have to say really about this one.


Masterjun: Judging.


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