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Submission #5695: MESHUGGAH's Coleco B.C.'s Quest for Tires in 01:42.95

Console: ColecoVision
Game name: B.C.'s Quest for Tires
Game version: any
ROM filename: BC's Quest for Tires (1983) (Sierravision) [!].rom
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Emulator: BizHawk 2.2.1
Movie length: 01:42.95
FrameCount: 6169
Re-record count: 2286
Author's real name: Oliver H.
Author's nickname: MESHUGGAH
Submitter: MESHUGGAH
Submitted at: 2017-11-02 19:50:36
Text last edited at: 2017-11-27 03:48:02
Text last edited by: Spikestuff
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Status: published
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Author's comments and explanations:
In this game, Thor saves the Cute Chick with insanely good reactions by avoiding obstacles with Up and Down button while manuvering through deadly hazards like stones and angry cave woman. More info at it's Wikipedia article

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Game objectives

  • Emulator used: BizHawk 2.2.1
  • Hardest difficulty (skill level 4)
  • Aims for shortest input

Comments

All the obstacles in the game is influenced by every button every frame except for the croodiles and the defender of at that scenes.

There's only one glitch abused apart from optimized positions to finish the game as soon as possible:

Skipping "Max 70" speed limit
if a scene is limited to 70 speed, the game checks if you have 80 and decreases it to 70 and won't allow you to raise the speed above the limit. However, if you reduce your speed to 79 before a scene like this, you will stay on 79 speed.


feos: A good game choice, superhuman play is extremely clear here, considering how annoying this game can be for a human, just like the impossible wheel itself. Apparently, being simply impossible wasn't enough, so they made it even more impossible by allowing jumps with that wheel, then yet more impossible by requiring well-timed jumps, then even more impossible by letting you increase the speed. Hence, as one watches someone else ride the impossible impossible impossible impossible wheel, it becomes highly impressive and deserves a moon.

Also this game has a clear ending, even though it then loops with increasing difficulty, so there's no problem in accepting this run that finishes one loop.

Spikestuff: Publishing.


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