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Submission #6690: ThunderAxe31's GB Contra: The Alien Wars "pacifist" in 07:51.44

Console: Game Boy
Game name: Contra: The Alien Wars
Game version: USA
ROM filename: Contra - The Alien Wars (USA).gb
Branch: pacifist
Emulator: BizHawk 2.4.2
Movie length: 07:51.44
FrameCount: 28158
Re-record count: 10214
Author's real name:
Author's nickname: ThunderAxe31
Submitter: ThunderAxe31
Submitted at: 2020-04-01 02:10:52
Text last edited at: 2020-05-30 07:48:56
Text last edited by: feos
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Status: published
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We're not having enough Contra submissions. Let me help fix this.

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Movie Goals

  • Beating the game without killing anyone except bosses and mid-bosses. Well, except using the foots...
  • Emulator used: BizHawk 2.4.2
  • Core used: GBHawk

About the movie

This is a pacifist version of the Game Boy version of Contra: The Alien Wars. Well, there are some enemies which could not be avoided to kill, but I didn't kill them intentionally! Don't you believe me? Look, I didn't even use a weapon to do that. I just accidentally stepped on a couple of them, accidentally made one fall into abyss, accidentally enabled some landmines... Some even exploded by themselves. What fault do I have? :)

Tricks used

For more details, refer to my previous submission for the same game.

Memory: Judging

Memory: Setting to delayed pending improvement.

ThunderAxe31: File replaced with a 30 frames improvement.

Memory: Resuming judgment.

Memory: Optimization appears good, no noticeable mistakes.

The goal of pacifist is far from uncommon for Contra games and it appears to still be received well here, though there wasn't exactly a lot of feedback. People seemed to still be ok with the enemies that self-destructed in some way as well and I think that is acceptable within a pacifist definition.

Accepting to Moons as a new branch.

feos: Pub.

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