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Submission #7023: Winslinator's INTV Star Strike in 00:34.2

Console: Intellivision
Game name: Star Strike
Game version: any
ROM filename: Star Strike (1981) (Mattel).int
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Emulator: BizHawk 2.4
Movie length: 00:34.2
FrameCount: 2049
Re-record count: 2416
Author's real name:
Author's nickname: Winslinator
Submitter: Winslinator
Submitted at: 2021-02-05 17:52:33
Text last edited at: 2021-02-05 17:52:33
Text last edited by: Winslinator
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Status: new
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Author's comments and explanations:
Destroy the alien station before Earth passes directly over the launch trench! Shoot down the alien defenders stalking you. Bomb 5 hot targets, or Earth will be destroyed! Good luck... and good hunting!


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Objectives

Difficulty and Speed

With each increment in skill level, you are given less time to bomb all five targets and the alien spaceship AI gets harder. Skill level 5, the hardest skill level with a clear end, was played in the run. There is a sixth skill level but it is an endless survival mode. There are also the "Warp" keys which allow you to change your flight speed. Warp 3 (the fastest) was selected right as the game started.

Why Pacifist? Because destroying the enemy spaceships generates lag. The total time saved between no kills and maximum kills was about half a second.

Ending Input Early

We simply drop the last bomb all the way from the top of the screen. If we continue holding up on the disc, it's possible to clip partially beyond the screen for a bit of extra drop height which was used here as well.


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