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Submission #5991: klmz's NES Super Arabian in 01:47.86

Console: Nintendo Entertainment System
Game name: Super Arabian
Game version: JPN
ROM filename: Super Arabian (J).nes
Emulator: FCEUX 2.2.2
Movie length: 01:47.86
FrameCount: 6482
Re-record count: 696
Author's real name: K.H.
Author's nickname: klmz
Submitter: klmz
Submitted at: 2018-06-14 07:53:34
Text last edited at: 2018-06-26 13:39:40
Text last edited by: Stovent
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Status: published
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Author's comments and explanations:
Super Arabian (スーパーアラビアン) is a platformer game in which the player assumes the role of an adventurous Arabian prince whose goal is to rescue the princess from her palace, by collecting pots scattered around for some reasons. During his quest, the prince will sail seas, crawl through caves, and fly magic carpets.

This run was completed a few years ago. It completes the "Level 8" stage set in 6482 frames.

(Link to video)

Game objectives

  • Emulator used: FCEUX 2.2.2
  • Aims for fastest input time.
  • Plays at highest difficulty.
  • Manipulates luck.
  • Abuses programming errors in the game.


On Level 8, lettered pots must be collected according to the order of the letters of the english word shown in the upper-right corner of the screen. Pots with the same letters can be interchanged, but in the only case on Stage 2 the order to collect the two "R" lettered pots doesn't matter as the frame length will be exactly the same according to my test.

Other Comments

Thanks to mtvf1 for the encode!

Memory: Judging

Memory: The TAS seems fairly optimized. At first glance there would be confusion as to why it was routed the way it was, however on level 8 the pots must be collected in a specific order.

The main concern I had over the TAS was the usage of the level select to skip to the final stages. However, given the fact that the game has a clearly defined ending (rescuing the princess at the end of the last stage) and that this can be considered a gameplay feature, it is acceptable. Completing the game from level 1 can be considered a form of full completion.

While some tricks in the game are kinda neat, the TAS is fairly repetitive. While the posts in the thread were fairly positive, the votes were fairly mixed, with nearly as many "meh" votes as "yes" votes.

As such, accepting to Vault.

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