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Submission #7229: katsuster's NES Might and Magic in 18:43.92

Console: Nintendo Entertainment System
Game name: Might and Magic
Game version: JPN
ROM filename: Might and Magic - Book One (J).nes
Emulator: BizHawk 2.6.3
Movie length: 18:43.92
FrameCount: 67546
Re-record count: 10720
Author's real name: Katsuhiro Suzuki
Author's nickname: katsuster
Submitter: katsuster
Submitted at: 2021-10-13 16:10:34
Text last edited at: 2021-10-14 06:14:45
Text last edited by: katsuster
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This is the NES port of the M&M book one (Japanese version), the game that spawned a huge series of first-person RPGs and provided the universe for the Heroes spinoff series.

Game objectives

  • Emulator: BizHawk 2.6.3
  • Aims for fastest time without glitch
  • Manipulates Luck


English version's Speed-run has already posted. But in Japanese version, there are some differences in scenario and existence of glitch. I cannot use the item glitch to skip quests because the it has been fixed, so I walkthrough all of the main quests.

Stage by stage comments

Quest of Scroll

  • Started a new game, named the main character "たす" (similar pronunciation of TAS), no additional members are needed, and change the job to a thief for unlocking and picking up the items
  • Go to Sorpigal Underground and use portal to go to C2 via Crazed Wizard Cave (JP: ノーザンバリア洞穴). This is because Lv.1 character cannot go out through town entrance of Sorpigal.
  • Go to B1, met Ice Princess, answer her riddle in Japanese "あい" (means Love) and get "Key of Diamond" in B1.
   This item has 20 charges of "Teleport" magic. It's useful to ignore many forcedly encounters and pass through the walls.
  • Go to B3 and enter Cave of Korin Bluffs (JP: コリンブルッフ洞穴) to get GEM and use portal to return back to Sorpigal Underground.
   GEM is important for using town to town transferring service from Sorpogal.
  • Use "Key of Diamond" and teleport to follow first quest, taking scroll for Agar in Erliquin. Use an intentional encounter to return to upstairs.
  • Paid a GEM and transferring to Erliquin, met Agar and following next step of quest.
  • Go out to B1 and go to C1, C2. Find Marchants Pass in C1. Met and ask Gypsy about sign.
  • Enter to Sorpigal and transfer to Dusk. Met Telogran. After return to Sorpigal via portal of Dusk Underground (use teleport).

Quest of Zom and Zam

  • Transfer to Algary, met Zom, portal to Portsmith and met Zam (use teleport x4).
  • Go to B3 and walk to B2, B1, C1, check Goldenbaum and dig "Ruby Whistle".
  • Enter to Sorpigal, buy "Rope and Hooks", transfer to Portsmith and entering Enchanted Forest Stronghold (JP: まほうの砦) by blowing 2 times of "Ruby Whistle".
  • Go down to Level 2 of Forest, talk Statue of White Dog (use teleport x2) and get "Golden Key".
   Return to B3 using an intentional encounter.
  • Walk to B2, A2, met the Druid Percella and get the "King's Pass".
   In A2, player cannot use teleport. And will forcedly encountering at X:10, Y:3. Need to escape soon to erase this enemies.
   Use an intentional encounter to faster go out from this area.

Quest of True King Alamar

  • Walk to B2, B1, A1 and enter Inner Spiral of Doom Castle to met King Alamar. After talk Alamar he gave the "Eyes of Goros".
   A1 is same as A2, player cannot use teleport and need escape from enemies at X:0, Y:0.
   Use an intentional encounter to faster go out from this area.
   Before get the item, need to throw away 2 items (but must keep King's Pass and Marchants Pass) because back pack is reached full.
  • Walk to A1, B1, C1, C2, return to Sorpigal and transfer to Dusk.
   After go out to E1, go to E2 (use teleport to skip sand area), E3 (use teleport to skip Lion Statue's Password) and enter Castle of Alamar.
  • Fake Alamar sent player to Soul Maze. Put the keyword in Japanese "シェルテム" (means SHELTEM) and transfer to Sorpigal.

Quest of Gold Sign

  • Transfer to Portsmith, go to B3, B4, A4 and met Elder man (use teleport to avoid an encounter).
   Answer the sign of character (it can be known from Gypsy in C2) and get the "Coral Key".
  • Go to B4, C4 and go to entrance of the Volcano (use teleport to avoid an encounter).
  • In Volcano, got Golden sign after answering question of Volcano Giant.
   This is a small difference between Japanese and English version. Volcano Giant didn't give the "Key Card".
  • Visited again Elder man in A4, he gives the "Key Card".

Quest of Inner Sanctum

  • Use "Eyes of Goros" to enter Astral Plane.
  • Complete to boot up 5-machines of Astral. Use "Key Card" to entering central room.
   In Japanese version, player will not to be sent back to Sorpigal after booting up the machine but happen forcedly encounter to enemies.
  • Need to take rest to enter in Inner Sanctum (and need to solve Soul Maze). Talk Elder man at Inner Sanctum and send back to Sorpigal.
  • Transfer to Elrquin, go to B1 and Gates to Another World.

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