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Submission #55: tviks's SNES Gradius 3 in 29:20.6

Console: Super NES
Game name: Gradius 3
Game version: Japan
ROM filename: Gradius III (J).smc
Emulator: (unknown)
Movie length: 29:20.6
FrameCount: 105636
Re-record count: 2829
Author's real name: Jesse Rinne
Author's nickname: tviks
Submitter: tviks
Submitted at: 2004-07-01 09:31:57
Text last edited at: 2011-07-16 22:07:22
Text last edited by: Dacicus
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Status: published
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Author's comments and explanations:
E. laser is used for the quick destruction of the bosses. Bonus stages were skipped for boringness and length.

Stage 2 boss was the most difficult part to do fast since it is so hard to hit him without options. Too late I noticed that I missed couple shots in that fight, so I didn't bother doing the whole run again. After all, even Morimoto missed many shots in his Gradius video ;>

Choosing Arcade-mode in options takes a while because you have to press A-button rapidly for a short moment

This game also has some really good "engrish" in the epilogue when you beat the arcade-mode :>

Bisqwit: Selecting the "Arcade" mode took indeed time - I was going to reject this movie because of it, but since you explained it, I had to try whether it really can't be done faster.
My attempt is here: http://media.tasvideos.org/pending/gradius3-arcade-menuonly.smv
I managed to do it faster than you, but only marginally. I did it frame by frame, as usual.
I hope you fix it in the next version :)
This movie looks ok. I'll process it.

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