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Submission #565: CtrlAltDestroy's NES Boulder Dash in 1:43:04.72

Console: Nintendo Entertainment System
Game name: Boulder Dash
Game version: USA
ROM filename: boulder.nes
Emulator: (unknown)
Movie length: 1:43:04.72
FrameCount: 371083
Re-record count: 651
Author's real name: Chris Strake
Author's nickname: CtrlAltDestroy
Submitter: CtrlAltDestroy
Submitted at: 2005-02-24 07:53:39
Text last edited at: 2005-02-26 14:22:21
Text last edited by: Bisqwit
Download: Download (22636 bytes)
Status: decision: rejected
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Author's comments and explanations:

In case you're not familiar with the Boulder Dash games, the object of the game is to run through a maze collecting diamonds. Collect your diamond quota and the exit will appear on one of the wall bricks. On each stage, you must get to the exit without letting something fall on you, touching a bug, getting trapped, or letting time run out.

This game has been my all-time favorite NES game ever since childhood, and it's the first game I played fully when I got into emulation. Completing this run in 2 days was quite a rush.

This game is HARD. It has 96 levels. It repeats the same 24 levels 4 times. The second time the levels repeat, the level design is identical except that you must collect more diamonds in less time. The 3rd time the levels repeat, the level design is tweaked for a little more difficulty- extra bugs are added, passageways are sealed up. The 4th time can only be described with one word: HELL.

Two notes:

Overall, I'm very proud of this run. I'm proud of all the crazy stunts I pulled off with the emulator. Playing slow-mo on an emulator and abusing save states is so much different than the cartridge I played on all these years. It literally becomes a whole new game. Even though I think there are a few places that could possibly be improved, I'm amazed every time I watch the replay. I hope you find this run entertaining. Hopefully it can be appreciated by people who don't know the game themselves. It really is an experience.

Anyway, I really hope you enjoy this...

Bisqwit: Rejecting this submission, because:

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