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Submission #6578: Alyosha's A2600 Crazy Balloon in 03:54.12

Console: Atari 2600
Game name: Crazy Balloon
Game version: USA
ROM filename: crazyntsc.bin
Emulator: BizHawk 2.3.2
Movie length: 03:54.12
FrameCount: 14029
Re-record count: 3422
Author's real name: David M
Author's nickname: Alyosha
Submitter: Alyosha
Submitted at: 2019-12-24 22:06:48
Text last edited at: 2019-12-31 12:02:35
Text last edited by: Spikestuff
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Status: published
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Author's comments and explanations:
Crazy Balloon is a port of an arcade game where you navigate a balloon through 20 levels of various paths and obstacles.

I found several new routes in this game as well as a significant shortcut in level 13. It turns out the giant faces don't have hit detection, so you can fly through them to the goal.

I verified that this behaviour also exists in Stella.

Also a quick note on difficulty. Getting a free hit is technically easy mode. On hard mode you only get one hit. This would make the TAS trivial though so I stuck with easy mode.

(Link to video)

feos: Nice improvements. Accepting over [3700] A2600 Crazy Balloon (any) by EZGames69 in 04:02.13.

Spikestuff: Publishing.

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