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GBA Sonic Advance (USA) in 11:17.47 by nitsuja.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2006-07-30)
AVI file via BitTorrent (size: 73.8 MB, length: 12:28)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 57.92 MB, length: 14:59)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 59.88 MB, length: 14:59)
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Submission #1099 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.7 (44 votes)
- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform

This movie has been obsoleted!

Click here to see the movie that obsoleted it.
This Sonic Advance movie is unique as a speedrun in one aspect: the hero (Sonic) moves so fast that the "camera" of the game cannot even follow him. Therefore, Sonic is rarely seen in the movie.

On the rare occasions we get to watch Sonic, we get to enjoy seeing him moving through walls, charging up for another dash, or making short work of bosses.

Besides the super fast speed itself, the speed also provides Sonic an ability (glitch) to pass through platforms and walls under certain conditions.

Note: this run has two AVIs available for download. The second one is normal, 45.5 MB in size and shows the movie including the credits and all. The first one is 73.8 MB in size and it shows two screens side by side — the one on the left is identical to the normal version; the one on the right is made with a special emulator, hacked to force the game's camera to focus on Sonic, making it much easier to follow what nitsuja is doing with him. Unlike the first video, this version doesn't show the credits and anything following them.

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