Tool-assisted game movies
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Submission #971: Aqfaq's Genesis Dark Castle in 01:00.75

Console: Sega Genesis
Game name: Dark Castle
Game version: USA
ROM filename: Dark Castle (U) [!].bin
Emulator: (unknown)
Movie length: 01:00.75
FrameCount: 3645
Re-record count: 4444
Author's real name: Jaakko Järviniemi
Author's nickname: Aqfaq
Submitter: Aqfaq
Submitted at: 2006-02-07 23:16:44
Text last edited at: 2006-02-21 19:36:45
Text last edited by: Phil
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Status: published
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Author's comments and explanations:
Here's my final Dark Castle submission.

This movie is 1 minute 43 seconds (6192 frames) faster than Dan's movie. I managed to skip most of the game, which is good because Dark Castle sucks. Somehow I'm able to avoid the unavoidable flying creature. I also go through a wall and jump through stairs. I take damage to save time, but you don't notice it because the game is so bad. I aim for the fastest time, but you probably don't notice that either. This is a pacifist movie, because no rats were harmed.

Compared to my previous submission, this movie is 3 seconds (183 frames) faster. Every room was improved because I understood that jumping is not the fastest way to move. Believe it or not, the fastest way to move is to stop: walk-stop-walk-stop-walk-stop-walk-stop-walk...

Truncated: Improves on an existing version, so I'm accepting it. No need to wait.

Percentagewise, is this the biggest improvement we've ever had between two versions? 62,8% of the time of the previous movie has been improved away.

Phil: I am going to encode it.

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