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Submission #875: Baxter's NES Adventures of Lolo 2 in 02:25.42

Console: Nintendo Entertainment System
Game name: Adventures of Lolo 2
Game version: USA
ROM filename: Adventures of Lolo 2 (U).nes
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Emulator: (unknown)
Movie length: 02:25.42
FrameCount: 8725
Re-record count: 1282
Author's real name: Lennart W.
Author's nickname: Baxter
Submitter: Baxter
Submitted at: 2005-11-04 11:40:26
Text last edited at: 2005-11-12 20:45:27
Text last edited by: Baxter
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Status: decision: cancelled
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Author's comments and explanations:
First off, I'd like to thank Hanzou, for finding a better strategy at Pro B. After shooting two enemies in pro B, the lag is virtually killed, and Hanzou's tactic shows that is actually 40 frames faster.

Of course I also knew about the lag, and the fact that it was stopped by shooting two enemies... but the route I had was pretty good, and first shooting 2 enemies would result in having to walk more squares. Also, the first two enemies would regenerate faster, causing trouble later on... these 2 things kept me from actually testing it. Fortunately Hanzou did, and he came to an improvement of 40 frames.

I changed Hanzou's route a little, by shooting the first 2 enemies in a different order, and picking up the hearts faster. I also had to change the route in the upper part of the level a bit to luck manipulate the enemies movement. At the end, my final version of Pro B is 17 frames faster than Hanzou's, so the total improvement is 57 frames. All other levels are played equally fast as before.

(THE REST OF THE SUBMISSION TEXT IS A DIRECT COPY FROM MY PREVIOUS SUBMISSION)

This movie plays the 4 pro levels in Lolo2 as fast as possible. The pro levels can be accesed by entering "PROA", "PROB", "PROC" or "PROD".

After Randils Adventures of Lolo 2 run, he made a test movie of the pro levels. Hanzou pointed out a level that could be improved, which gave Randil the motivation to really make a pro levels run. Ever since Randil made his test movie I wanted to make a pro level run sometime, and Randils pro level run made me decide to start it.

Both Randil and Hanzou continuously found improvements on the levels today, which gave me even more motivation. So I need to thank Randil and Hanzou, or I wouldn't have finished this movie today.

As for the actual strategy (and I don't want to sound selfish), I found out about everything myself. The movie improves:

At first the levels seemed very bad for speedrunning, but now, there is almost no waiting time, and in this short movie various tricks are displayed.

Enjoy...
Baxter


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