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Submission #6451: MESHUGGAH & AIVV73's NES The California Raisins: The Grape Escape in 04:15.83

Console: Nintendo Entertainment System
Game name: The California Raisins: The Grape Escape
Game version: USA
ROM filename: California Raisins, The - The Grape Escape (U) (Prototype) [!].nes
Emulator: BizHawk 2.3.2
Movie length: 04:15.83
FrameCount: 15375
Re-record count: 43500
Author's real name:
Author's nickname: MESHUGGAH & AIVV73
Submitter: AIVV73
Submitted at: 2019-07-12 16:22:28
Text last edited at: 2019-10-11 20:36:06
Text last edited by: Dacicus
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Status: published
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Author's comments and explanations:
TAS of unreleased The California Raisins: The Grape Escape prototype on the harder difficulty.

Game objectives

  • Emulator used: BizHawk 2.3.2
  • beat game on difficult
  • beat RTA wr (RTA timing would be 4m12s)
  • moonwalk
  • kill tasty things


This is improvement of old movie by 2146 frames.The frames are saved at jungle stage by using new route (falling down instead of going right)

(Link to video)
Thx to EZGames69 for temp encode

fun fact: this movie syncs on mesen

ThunderAxe31: Judging.

ThunderAxe31: Movie file replaced for a more accurate re-record count.

ThunderAxe31: Un-claiming.

feos: Judging...

feos: The part of this run that's new and saves so much time isn't too optimal, as seen in this movie that spawns the corn boss 16 frames faster due to slight movement tweaks.

However the current publication belongs to Vault, and this movie is going there too. And there is a Vault clause that allows some sub-optimality if a new skip has been discovered, because speedrun records are the main purpose of Vault:

  • "In rare cases, there will be a sloppier movie that is faster than a more optimized movie due to the use of a major skip discovery. In this case, the faster of the two movies is preferred."
I double-checked with admins that the clause is accurate and I understand it correctly, hence I'm relying on it here.

MESHUGGAH displayed interest in improving this submission, but I tried contacting him and couldn't.

Accepting over [2373] NES The California Raisins: The Grape Escape (USA,r2) by MESHUGGAH in 04:51.5.

Dacicus: Processing...

feos: Fixed ROM hash in the movie.

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