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Submission #596: nitsuja's SNES The Magical Quest, Starring Mickey Mouse in 16:19.98

Console: Super NES
Game name: The Magical Quest, Starring Mickey Mouse
Game version: USA
ROM filename: Magical Quest Starring Mickey Mouse, The (U).smc
Emulator: (unknown)
Movie length: 16:19.98
FrameCount: 58799
Re-record count: 17673
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Author's nickname: nitsuja
Submitter: nitsuja
Submitted at: 2005-03-22 12:03:16
Text last edited at: 2009-07-04 23:09:39
Text last edited by: Truncated
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Status: published
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Author's comments and explanations:
I felt the need to clog up the Submissions page with even more SNES time attacks, so here's another one. This is an improvement of 74 seconds over Zurreco's currently published Magical Quest run.

This is a game where you control Mickey Mouse, who can switch between several suits that give him different powers, and try to beat all the levels and bosses in hopes of finding Pluto.

This game looks pretty easy, but it's a lot harder than it looks, at least on Hard mode. Mickey's movement and jumping is really limited, and a surprising amount of mistakes you can make are punished by instant death. Mickey normally walks slowly, and the only way to make him run is to walk down a slope (or get pushed by something you throw, but that only happens in boss fights), so I try to go down slopes wherever possible. Once running, I stay in the air as much as possible because running speed is (oddly) preserved by jumping.

I take a hit to save time in levels 3-3 and 6-2 for the same reasons as Zurreco (saves a lot of waiting in those places), but not in 1-2 or 2-4 (or anywhere else) because I found taking damage to be slower anywhere else.

I wait a little in a few places, but only where it saves time overall compared to all alternatives (or is necessary to avoid death).

Info on some boss fights:

In case you're wondering how much damage various attacks do: Jumps do 4 damage, thrown enemies do 10 damage, uncharged magic blasts do 4 damage, partially charged magic blasts do 5 damage, fully charged magic blasts do 16 damage, and water squirts do 1 damage.

Emulator used is the Snes9x 1.43 improvement v7 available at: http://tasvideos.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1816 Can also be viewed with Snes9x 1.43 WIP. These sound settings should be set: Volume Envelope Height Reading OFF, Sync samples with sound CPU ON.

Phil: I think I will refuse it.
Joke ;). Good work, it will be published.

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