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Submission #6727: Technickle's SNES Stone Protectors in 22:01.91

Console: Super NES
Game name: Stone Protectors
Game version: USA
ROM filename: Stone Protectors (USA)
Emulator: Bizhawk 2.3.2
Movie length: 22:01.91
FrameCount: 79445
Re-record count: 25756
Author's real name: Nicholas Hallock
Author's nickname: Technickle
Submitter: Technickle
Submitted at: 2020-04-20 18:31:49
Text last edited at: 2020-04-26 01:28:17
Text last edited by: Spikestuff
Download: Download (27230 bytes)
Status: decision: cancelled
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Author's comments and explanations:

Back Story:

A kingdom built of crystals came under attack by the reptilian troll-like Saurians whose leader, Zok, desired the powerful crystals protected by the Empress. Zok broke into the castle and reached for the crystals only to see them explode into pieces and fly to Earth.

After being thrown out the back door of a New York City club, an awful rock band known as the Rock Detectors found the five magical stones which gave them troll-like appearances and special skills (not the least of which is playing good music). This put them at odds with the music-hating Zok and his henchman Zink, collectively known as The Protectors.

Game Info:

Stone Protectors features 10 levels in which the heroes – Clifford, Cornelius, Chester, Maxwell, and Angus – battle The Predators throughout their mission to retrieve Zok's crystal and bring them all back to the kingdom, to help Princess Opal.

Category Explanation:

Beat the game as fast as possible - Any%

The Run:

Throughout the run I will be using Cornelius the Singer, I will be using his Musical Move which is to sing, with this Musical Move I can scream at enemies, and defeat them before they are even allowed to be spawned into the game. Previously I did a run with Chester the Wrestler, and while he may be the strongest of the group, he is certainly not the fastest when it comes to using his musical move which was the saxophone twister. Cornelius not only has a faster Musical Move than Chester does, it's so much faster than it beat the previous submission by 6 minutes & 21.09 Seconds.

Stage List:

  • Snowy Village

  • Crystal Mine

  • Downward

  • Beach Party

  • Forest of Mythrandir

  • Bizzar Bazaar

  • Approaching the Castle

  • In the Castle

  • The Laboratory

  • Throne Hall

Movie Goals:

  • Aims for Fastest Completion [Obsoletes previous iteration by 6 minutes & 21.09 seconds]
  • Uses Easiest Difficulty
  • Uses a Special Move/Musical Move
  • Uses 1 Player
  • Notable Improvement

Target Category:

  • Genre: Side-Scrolling Beat'em up

Things to Know:

  • beats the previous submission by 6 mins & 21 seconds
  • Uses a faster Musical Move
  • This is as much time as I can shave off.
  • This beats the Real-Time Record by 5 mins

Blurb about Frames and Stuff:

  • A 21:59 time might be out of the question entirely, however, if it is possible that would be 79,140 frames exactly.
  • 79,444 is the current possible time to what I believe is the limit, however ...

  • 79,444 - 79,140 = 304 frames saved somewhere somehow.

  • Ending input is at the final hit of Zok because the final Start press to fade out the stage is nonimportant, as it is the end of the game and no other stages come after it.

  • This TAS is now exactly 5 mins faster than the RTA record.

Extra Comments:

  • Is this run annoying? - Yes (but unfortunately that's just part of the game)
  • Is the music good? - Yes (Imo)
  • Does this deserve to be in Vault if it's accepted? - Most definitely

Extra Extra Comments:

  • I did make like 3 different versions of this in my user files, but this is the fastest one which is the 22:01.91

Thanks for looking this over

feos: Judging...

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