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Submission #6847: dragonxyk's NES Shadow of the Ninja "2 players" in 08:25.3

Console: Nintendo Entertainment System
Game name: Shadow of the Ninja
Game version: JPN
ROM filename: Kage (J) [!].nes
Branch: 2 players
Emulator: FCEUX 2.2.3
Movie length: 08:25.3
FrameCount: 30368
Re-record count: 77870
Author's real name: 修昱坤
Author's nickname: dragonxyk
Submitter: dragonxyk
Submitted at: 2020-08-19 07:35:08
Text last edited at: 2020-09-03 07:45:29
Text last edited by: Zinfidel
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Status: published
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Game objectives

  • Emulator used: FCEUX 2.2.3
  • Uses glitches to save time
  • Takes damage to save time


Stage TASeditor Dragonxyk Improvement
1-1 2273 2192 -81
1-2 3241 3273 +32
1-3 4787 4818 +31
1-4 5765 5796 +31
2-1 8614 8715 +101
2-2 9906 10021 +115
2-3 10910 11010 +100
3-1 17522 16478 -1044
4-1 19937 19015 -922
4-2 22753 21778 -975
4-3 24279 23168 -1111
5-1 27133 26066 -1067
5-2 34281 30368 -3913

Main improvement points
  • BUG1.
In double mode,only two players are able to deal with BOSS,do double damage with one knife.
  • BUG2.
In double mode,the screen Y-axis speed will increase.
  • BUG3.
Use death to get to your destination faster.
Weakness of double mode
The delay is very serious. When there are many enemies, you need to give up moving acceleration to avoid the generation of lag.

Stage by stage comments

  • STAGE1
  • 1-1
  • Solve boss faster with double cooperation.
  • 1—2
  • There is no optimization on the route. There are too many double lags.
  • 1—3 ,1—4
  • Without promotion, the original works are already excellent enough.
  • STAGE2
  • 2-1,2-2
  • There is no optimization on the route. There are too many double lags.
  • 2—3
  • 2p uses BUG2 to end the battle faster.
  • STAGE3
  • 3-1
  • Use double death to get to the destination faster.
  • Boss war, use BUG2, 2p to end the battle faster.
  • STAGE4
  • 4-1
  • There is no optimization on the route. There are too many double lags.
  • 4—2
  • Use BUG2 and double death alternately to reach the destination faster.
  • PS:I wasted most of my energy and time here. I repeated the best route I chose many times. Don't tell me that there is a better plan. I don't want to do it again.
  • 4—3
  • The most gorgeous kill of all time.
  • STAGE5
  • 5-1
  • Use BUG2 and double death alternately to reach the destination faster.
  • 5—2
  • The Final Mission!
  • Use BUG2,the lift moves very fast!

Other comments

Thanks to Xipo and Klmz, who are the two most contributing players in the game's fastest record.

arkiandruski: Claimed

arkiandruski:Alright, I believe this thread has reached a consensus now. While there are known improvements, there is no evidence that they will save a significant amount of time or be easy to implement, nor has anyone mentioned that they are actively working on or have any desire to make an improvement. Based on that, the movie is acceptable for publication.

While I asked about making a branch in the thread, after looking at the movie I don't think it differentiates itself enough from a single player movie, especially since a big strategy in the run is killing off one character when 2 players aren't needed to avoid lag.

People seem to enjoy the run and I have seen no negative feedback for entertainment. Accepting as an improvement to [3153] NES Shadow of the Ninja (JPN) by TASeditor in 09:30.41.

Zinfidel: Processing.

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