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Submission #660: CtrlAltDestroy's NES Rocket Ranger in 03:37.53

Console: Nintendo Entertainment System
Game name: Rocket Ranger
Game version: USA
ROM filename: Rocket Ranger (U).nes
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Emulator: (unknown)
Movie length: 03:37.53
FrameCount: 13052
Re-record count: 1010
Author's real name: Chris Strake
Author's nickname: CtrlAltDestroy
Submitter: CtrlAltDestroy
Submitted at: 2005-05-03 00:33:29
Text last edited at: 2012-12-19 19:56:57
Text last edited by: Ilari
Download: Download (5834 bytes)
Status: decision: cancelled
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Author's comments and explanations:
This movie aims to complete the odd but difficult NES game Rocket Ranger as fast as possible. Since most people haven't played this game, the entertainment value comes from its ability to make viewers say "what in the heck did I just watch?!" Therefore, I recommend that you watch the movie BEFORE reading the rest of the description...

Since this movie is a strange slideshow of random scenes flashing across the screen, I'll try to describe it as best as possible. The game is a strange mix of many different game elements. The storyline goes as follows:

You are Rocket Ranger, an elite soldier with a rocket pack. One day, an alien moon surrounded by a force field appears in the sky and the aliens invade earth, creating their own country. They then go for global domination, and you're the only one who can stop them.

To stop the "Lunarians" you must build a rocket which can fly through their force field. To build the rocket, you must use the 5 CIA agents assigned to you to investigate the countries of the world, locate the 5 rocket labs, fly to each one with your rocket pack, and defeat the (increasingly difficult) guard of each one in a fist fight. You must also fill the rocket with 200 units of the special fuel "Lunarium" (which your rocket pack also uses). When these conditions are met, you can fly to the moon to finish the final two battles and rescue your girlfriend.

But it's not an easy game. There are NUMEROUS ways to screw up- For example, if you take too long to build the rocket, the lunarians take over the white house. If you spend too much time in the war room (say, waiting for your agents to send you fuel) the president arrests you for being a coward. (I had to restart this run 2 times because I couldn't avoid getting arrested)

Here's the breakdown of what I did in the movie:

That should be all. I hope this movie made you laugh, or at least wonder what the heck kind of a game it was.


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