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NES Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (USA) in 32:08.22 by zggzdydp.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2007-08-03)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 83.91 MB, length: 33:52)
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Submission #1652 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #290 (32:35.57)
Rating: 6.6 (16 votes)
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG

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Castlevania II: Simon's Quest is the story of Simon Belmont's horrible weekend without sleep. Two years after defeating Dracula, Simon is physically weakened by Dracula's curse. Simon must gather Dracula's remains and incinerate them at the ruins of Castlevania in order to end the curse.

The timeunit count for this movie is 03:01:08, which is 9 "minutes" better than the previous version by Walker Boh. The actual movie is 27.35 seconds faster because of significant improvements in two mansions.
It also abuses the falling-through-floor glitch, which is insanely difficult to perform.

There are several items that are required for the completion of the game, and you can't buy them without killing a certain amount of monsters; thus, this movie has some running back and forth in order to collect hearts. There's also the factor that shops are open only at daytime and monsters are twice as evil at nighttime... Hence, there is some necessary waits that may appear as sloppy, but are not.

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