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Submission #6236: alex_ik's NES Contra in 08:48.36

Console: Nintendo Entertainment System
Game name: Contra
Game version: JPN
ROM filename: Contra (Japan).nes
Emulator: FCEUX 2.2.3
Movie length: 08:48.36
FrameCount: 31754
Re-record count: 29745
Author's real name: Vladimir
Author's nickname: alex_ik
Submitter: alex_ik
Submitted at: 2019-01-19 22:56:38
Text last edited at: 2019-03-27 14:49:52
Text last edited by: ThunderAxe31
Download: Download (6915 bytes)
Status: decision: rejected
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Author's comments and explanations:

In this movie i try to improve previous run by zyr2288. Using new strategies, reducing lag frames, optimising some boss fights allowed me to save 147 frames.

Level 2, reducing amount of lag frames in the "laggy" room, faster boss fight.

Level 3, using Soig's pacifist root (more double jumps), faster boss fight.

Level 4, removing lag frames, faster boss fight.

Level 6, having better global timer and using pause to control lazers.

Level 7, taking B (invincibility) allows to take a faster path.

feos: Judging...

feos: Updated the movie file author and removed the hard reset input from the first frame. Movie itself remained the same.

feos: I compared everything closely and even though the previous submission's movie file was initially imported, all the input is original and vastly different. I noticed tiny trade-offs that led to bigger improvements, and overall this movie shows significant optimization effort, every level has been improved. Great job, accepting to obsolete [1783] NES Contra (JPN) "2 players" by zyr2288 in 08:51.73.

Note about future attempts to obsolete this movie: Make use of this WIP that is 5 frames faster in Level 1 than this submission.

Dacicus: Processing...

feos: Sorry for the delay, but now this movie can't be published, because an improvement has been submitted, and this record has been beaten. So I have to reject it in favor of the new movie.

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