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Submission #6781: sveniroth's PCE Neutopia "no fire wand" in 39:50.91

Console: TurboGrafx 16
Game name: Neutopia
Game version: JPN
ROM filename: Neutopia (Japan).pce
Branch: no fire wand
Emulator: BizHawk 2.3.0 (x64)
Movie length: 39:50.91
FrameCount: 143039
Re-record count: 21246
Author's real name: Steve
Author's nickname: sveniroth
Submitter: sveniroth
Submitted at: 2020-06-15 12:45:32
Text last edited at: 2020-07-14 19:24:02
Text last edited by: feos
Download: Download (24686 bytes)
Status: decision: rejected
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Author's comments and explanations:
Video: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/651440135

Any% no fire wand is Neutopia's low% category. It's a very different game without the powerful fire wand. This TAS beats my RTA WR by 14 minutes! I save time by skipping upgrades, damage boosting, manipulating items drops, and using lots of bombs. While making this TAS, I found out that you can evade enemies in certain spots by simply holding a diagonal direction against a wall to be a few pixels closer to the wall.

feos: Rejecting this one as well, because there's a huge improvement that could be applied throughout the entire run, explained in this post.

Taking more damage is not necessarily a silver bullet, because not all enemies that you'd want to damage boost from are going at you, so sometimes it's faster to go around them. Still worth a closer look just like turning.

The branch itself would most likely be acceptable for Moons if optimized.

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