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Submission #6831: XTREMAL93's NES The Punisher in 59:00.5

Console: Nintendo Entertainment System
Game name: The Punisher
Game version: USA
ROM filename: Punisher, The (USA).nes
Emulator: Bizhawk 2.4.2
Movie length: 59:00.5
FrameCount: 212780
Re-record count: 17747
Author's real name: Turgut
Author's nickname: XTREMAL93
Submitter: XTREMAL93
Submitted at: 2020-08-01 16:33:10
Text last edited at: 2020-08-19 17:05:46
Text last edited by: fsvgm777
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Status: published
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Game objectives

  • Emulator used: Bizhawk 2.4.2 with TAStudio
  • Aims for fastest time
  • Takes damage to save time
  • Uses death to save time
  • Genre: Shooter
  • Boss HP RAM Addresses: 06E5, 0704

feos: Weapon usage is the main trait of this run, because the levels are auto-scrollers, and the main area that requires optimization is the bosses. And it seems this usage is optimal here: grenades and supergun are used on bosses where possible, other weapons would be slower. The difference between real-time speedruns isn't dramatic, but boss fights are still visibly quicker.

It's unclear if this game allows to kill all enemies, or whether including the bonus rooms could count as full completion. If nothing else is possible, maximum score is an option.

This game is very repetitive, has no music, and the movie is long. The agreement is that it should go to Vault. Accepting.

fsvgm777: Processing. Zinfidel is handling the encodes for this one.

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