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Submission #5561: AngerFist & Alyosha's SMS Kung Fu Kid in 08:03.44

Console: Sega MasterSystem
Game name: Kung Fu Kid
Game version: USA/Europe
ROM filename: Kung Fu Kid (USA, Europe)
Emulator: BizHawk 1.13.0
Movie length: 08:03.44
FrameCount: 28969
Re-record count: 4826
Author's real name: David M
Author's nickname: AngerFist & Alyosha
Submitter: Alyosha
Submitted at: 2017-06-21 01:48:35
Text last edited at: 2017-06-29 20:35:29
Text last edited by: Fog
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Status: published
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Author's comments and explanations:
I improve AngerFist's Kung Fu Kid run by several seconds primarily due to imrpoved control over jumping. The game is a fairly simple platformer but does have some interesting bosses.

Game objectives

  • Emulator used: BizHawk 1.13.0
  • Beats the game as fast as possible


There isn't that much to say about the run. It turns out that controlling jump height and not bonking your head allows much more efficient travel through the narrow corridors, which is the primary imrpovement here. Otherwise AngerFist's route and boss strategies remain mostly unchanged, except for the last boss whose behaviour seemed more laggy and took a few extra frames to kill. Also the SMS pause trick is not applicable to this game.

My main motivation for doing this improvement is to try and update some of the older runs on outdated emulators, to make them more accessible.

Masterjun: Judging.

Masterjun: Replaced file with one that properly uses system BIOS.

Masterjun: This run has slight improvements over the previous publication even if the frame count is higher. The included BIOS makes this run 494 frames slower than it would be without BIOS. Great job updating the run to a newer emulator while also improving on it.

Accepting to Vault as an improvement to the previous run.

Fog: Processing.

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