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Submission #6088: 01garland01 & ThunderAxe31's Genesis Golden Axe "The Duel" in 03:02.9

Console: Sega Genesis
Game name: Golden Axe
Game version: any
ROM filename: Golden Axe (JU) (REV00) [!].gen
Branch: The Duel
Emulator: BizHawk 2.2.1
Movie length: 03:02.9
FrameCount: 10960
Re-record count: 10314
Author's real name:
Author's nickname: 01garland01 & ThunderAxe31
Submitter: ThunderAxe31
Submitted at: 2018-09-01 20:08:24
Text last edited at: 2018-09-09 13:00:33
Text last edited by: feos
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Status: published
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Movie goals

  • Emulator used: Bizhawk 2.2.1
  • Uses the character Tyris Flare
  • Beat "The Duel" mode as fast as possible

About the run

Long story short, I proposed to garland to help with improving the previous submission. Major improvements are in stages 2 and 4 by ThunderAxe31, and stage 7 by garland. The rest is all minor optimization in most stages, done by both of us.

About the strategy

I didn't struggled much for understanding the game mechanics. All I did was trying to manipulate the enemy behaviour better. I tried to hit both enemies with the first attack, as it's the most obvious time save, but I couldn't do in all stages, due to the different enemy behaviour.

I had to wait some frames before enterting stage 4 in order to manipulate RNG.

Damage of Tyris Flare's moves

  • 16 huge dropping stab
  • 12 reverse swing
  • 6 jump swing
  • 4 flying kick
  • 4 frontal stab (only against beasts)
  • 4 standing kick (only against beasts or during combos)
  • 4 throw
  • 2 most combo attacks

Useful RAM addresses (BizHawk .wch format)

  SystemID GEN
  00D164	b	s	1	68K RAM	enemy 1 health
  00D1E4	b	s	1	68K RAM	enemy 2 health
  00D264	b	s	1	68K RAM	enemy 3 health

Memory: Judging

Memory: Optimization seems good.

Now while the poll results were fairly positive, it seemed fairly repetitive to me, especially compared to the published movie. I asked for an explanation as to why people felt the way they did but did not receive anything. Given that this is a unique mode unlocked from the start with a clear ending however, it is still Vault eligible so that is where it is going.

Accepting to Vault.

feos: Pub.

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