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Submission #6081: mamuuuut's NGP Metal Slug: 2nd Mission in 15:01.71

Console: Neo Geo Pocket
Game name: Metal Slug: 2nd Mission
Game version: unknown
ROM filename: Metal Slug - 2nd Mission (World) (En,Ja).ngc
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Emulator: BizHawk-2.2
Movie length: 15:01.71
FrameCount: 54331
Re-record count: 44152
Author's real name: jean
Author's nickname: mamuuuut
Submitter: mamuuuut
Submitted at: 2018-08-25 09:55:15
Text last edited at: 2018-09-02 19:21:32
Text last edited by: feos
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Status: published
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Game objectives

  • Emulator used: BizHawk 2.2
  • Aims for fastest time
  • Luck manipulation
  • Heavy glitch abuse

About the game

Metal Slug: 2nd Mission is a run and gun video game for the Neo-Geo Pocket Color handheld platform created by SNK. It was released in 2000 in both Japan and North America. (http://metalslug.wikia.com/wiki/Metal_Slug:_2nd_Mission)

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Speed and movement

Movement Average Speed
Running 512
Bunny Hopping 576
Slug advancing
Slug hopping

Weapon and damage dealing

Weapon damage
Handgun 1
knife
Heavy machine gun
Fire gun
Bazooka
Missile pipe
Pineapple

Note that you can only have 2 grenades (or bazooka bullets ; 1 missiles shot) on screen, then you need to wait the end of the explosion animation to shot . Maybe to prevent things like this : https://imgur.com/MWRTydO (i found a trick that skip this waiting by offscreen the explosion, but uselessl until last boss, and it slower than actual sub).

Route planning

(incoming)

Glitches and tricks

  • Event skipping : By jumping at a certain (tight) X position you can cancel the screen lock that trigger the event. I empty shot in the air to let you guys know when it used.

  • Pineapple cap glitch : in stage 20, jump on the machine gun then rejump (after throwing pine).

  • Instant trolley max speed : press down for two frames before landing in.

Stage by stage comments

Mission 1 The Front Line

Skip a shopfilter. gif

Crash then Drop Pack is faster than complete slugflyer part.

Mission 3 Dire Straits

Sunk the submarine to reach mission 5. There is one specific x/y position to reach in order to get incomplete screen faster (not necessary to say that i found it by pure luck).

Mission 5 Battlefield Bridge

Nothing here, just keep max speed as long as possible.

Mission 6 Turbulent Transmissions

Miss a shot, it just pass near the left ear of a soldier. I don't even try to tasediting it cause all my past try change the behavior somewhere later.

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Mission 7 Fatal Express

A veeeeeery long auto-scroller stage... I try my best to keep it "entertaining".

Mission 17 Contact

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Mission 20 The Enemy Below

Pineapple glitch.

Usually this boss have multiple pattern/fights (with long introduction) that takes forever.

Mission 24 The Ice Queen

Keep the Slug to reach mission 31.

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Frog bonus rng.

Boss : (incoming)

Mission 31 The Fortress

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Skip an assault. gif

Trolley trick. I put here a link to another Lt. Colonel Macba fight that i found better...unfortunetly, rng/frames saving fu#@! me.

Mission 34 The Stronghold

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Skip a vehicle. gif

Skip an assault. gif

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Mission 37 Lone Assault.

Secret fight with Macba to save time. Fool vertical shots to manipulate rng.

Skip a char. gif

Mission 38

(incoming)

Other comments

(incoming)

Special Thanks : lapogne36 as usual and fsvgm777 for the encode

Prefered screenshot : https://i.imgur.com/TD11I3u.png?1


Memory: Judging

Memory: Not sure where you got the 512/576 numbers from but jumping is definitely faster despite the long landing lag, so this appears to be well optimized.

I definitely liked the movie, the action was fast paced despite a couple of autoscrollers and the audience liked it too.

Accepting to Moons.

feos: Pub.


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