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Submission #5599: DrD2k9's C64 Galaxian in 00:26.99

Console: Commodore 64
Game name: Galaxian
Game version: unknown
Emulator: BizHawk 1.13.1
Movie length: 00:26.99
FrameCount: 1353
Re-record count: 531
Author's real name: Mike D
Author's nickname: DrD2k9
Submitter: DrD2k9
Submitted at: 2017-07-13 21:21:29
Text last edited at: 2017-07-15 21:02:47
Text last edited by: DrD2k9
Download: Download (2724 bytes)
Status: decision: cancelled
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Author's comments and explanations:

Galaxian for Commodore 64

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Alien invaders are attacking your planet! Protect it at all costs!

Game Notes

  • Objective: Shoot the aliens before they shoot you (or crash into you).
  • All stages are identical in configuration with no new content introduced after even one stage.
    • Difficulty increases by increasing how many galaxians attack at once and how quickly from the start of a stage (immediately in this video).

TAS Notes

  • This is a cartridge version of the game
  • As no new content is introduced after one stage, only one stage is necessary for a TAS.
  • Aims for fastest completion of the highest selectable starting level. (This is equivalent to choosing to the most difficult setting for a one stage run.)
    • Ironically, the increased difficulty causes more enemies to attack. This makes killing them faster than on 'easier' stages as the wait time between shots is shortened.
  • Uses death to save frames.
    • Dying at the end of the video allows for completion of the TAS input earlier than avoiding the alien's attack (requires an additional 8 frames of input).

drd2k9:Canceling--I need to check PAL/NTSC settings.

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