Tool-assisted game movies
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Submission #726: Acmlm's NES Lee Trevino's Fighting Golf in 08:26.0

Console: Nintendo Entertainment System
Game name: Lee Trevino's Fighting Golf
Game version: USA
ROM filename: Lee Trevino's Fighting Golf (U).nes
Emulator: FCEU 0.98.12
Movie length: 08:26.0
FrameCount: 30360
Re-record count: 2590
Author's real name: Jean-Fran├žois Lapointe
Author's nickname: Acmlm
Submitter: Acmlm
Submitted at: 2005-06-25 20:59:05
Text last edited at: 2016-06-07 07:44:08
Text last edited by: feos
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Status: published
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Perfect game, or "Who needs a putter?", or Big Jumbo showing professional golfers how to really play golf.

4 holes in one, 11 eagles, 3 albatrosses, no putt. Final score: -39

Done on the USA course, but the Japan one could be interesting too since it's harder but probably doesn't allow a -39 score.

Played as Big Jumbo since he shoots the farthest (and swings the fastest). All waits are to manipulate luck, mostly to get good wind, but also to change the hole's position on hole 14.

The hard part about making this run is that while it's easy to get close shots and score birdies all the way, adjusting them to land right into the hole from a long distance requires a lot of tries and experimentation since the aiming doesn't allow enough precision ... I averaged about 70 re-records per shot. At least there's multiple ways to adjust a shot (aim, curve, club, wind and previous shot) so there's always a winning combination. I often ended up doing really curved shots or other weird things, but seeing them work anyway should look good.

The hardest holes to clear were 11 (221Y shot) and 14 (super rough all around the green), 16 would be too if it's even possible to get an albatross on it.

The ending is always the same, it'll say "Nice game!" whether I score a perfect -39 or the opposite, +144 ...

Truncated: Even though the ending score is impressive, the way getting there is less than interesting and not exactly action-packed. We spend most of the time watching the ball in transit, and very little time of actual playing. Not a very good movie overall, but inventive and original, which it feels a little unfair rejecting it. But that's what I have decided to do.

adelikat: Unrejecting for consideration of publication to the Vault

adelikat: After futher consideration of Vault requirements we decided that sports games are not eligible. Therefore, setting this back to rejected.

Mothrayas: Unrejecting again for consideration of publication to the Vault following a rule change regarding sports games.

Fog: Judging.

Fog: With the recent changes to vault to allow certain Sports games, as well as my love for (mini) Golf TASes, I'm accepting this for Vault.

feos: feos.

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