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NES Cheetahmen II

  • Platform: NES (Nintendo Entertainment System)
  • Abbreviation: chetamn2
  • Display name: Cheetahmen II
  • Goodtools name: Cheetahmen II
  • In group: Action 52

Total movies: 2


[Tier: Vault]NES Cheetahmen II (USA) "all levels" in 03:27.66 by illayaya.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2020-02-10)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 4.53 MB, length: 03:31)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 6.94 MB, length: 03:31)
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Submission #6597 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #2450 (03:30.95)
Rating: Too few votes (2) to display
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- Takes damage to save time
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform
Cheetahmen II is the unfinished sequel to game #52 of Action 52. The game contains 6 of the 10 levels originally proposed, in which the player takes control of Apollo, Hercules, and Aries, switching off every two levels.

This run is done with a patched ROM that allows all 6 levels to be played without invoking rare glitches. Here's the run of the original ROM that uses the mapper register glitch to start from level 5.

illayaya saved 3.29 seconds over the previous run by using a warp in the third level.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Cheetahmen II (USA) in 01:11.68 by adelikat.
Bizhawk movie (.bkm) (date: 2013-11-26)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 3.09 MB, length: 03:03)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 4.37 MB, length: 03:03)
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Submission #4093 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #2156 (02:20.04)
Rating: 5.2 (16 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses uninitialized initial state
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform
Cheetahmen II is the unfinished sequel to game #52 of Action 52. The game contains 6 of the 10 levels originally proposed, in which the player takes control of Apollo, Hercules, and Aries, switching off every two levels.

This is the first movie to abuse the fact that some games do not initialize their states before reading them, which in this case results in one of the cart registers randomly taking a certain value that can force the game to start from level 5 on power-on.

Since the game really behaves like that on the console, it was decided to allow presetting such truly random bits on the emulator side. Read the submission text and its discussion thread for more details.

We also have an "all levels" TAS for this game, done on the patched ROM due to a bug in the original game preventing the player from progressing past level 4.

Total movies: 3


[Tier: Vault]NES Cheetahmen II (USA) "all levels" in 03:31.14 by illayaya.
Bizhawk movie (.bkm) (date: 2013-03-23)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 4.97 MB, length: 03:35)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 5.17 MB, length: 03:35)
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Submission #3896 — Author's comments
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Rating: 4.7 (9 votes)
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Cheetahmen II is the unfinished sequel to game #52 of Action 52. The game contains 6 of the 10 levels originally proposed, in which the player takes control of Apollo, Hercules, and Aries, switching off every two levels.

This run is done with a patched ROM that allows all 6 levels to be played without invoking rare glitches.


[Tier: Vault]NES Cheetahmen II (USA) "all levels" in 03:30.95 by andypanther.
Bizhawk movie (.bkm) (date: 2013-08-28)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 4.59 MB, length: 03:35)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 5.99 MB, length: 03:35)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
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Submission #4058 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #2345 (03:31.14)
Rating: 5.7 (12.5 votes)
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Cheetahmen II is the unfinished sequel to game #52 of Action 52. The game contains 6 of the 10 levels originally proposed, in which the player takes control of Apollo, Hercules, and Aries, switching off every two levels.

This run is done with a patched ROM that allows all 6 levels to be played without invoking rare glitches. Here's the run of the original ROM that uses the mapper register glitch to start from level 5.

The author, andypanther, improves the previous run by 11 frames with some minor strategy changes and lag reduction.


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[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Cheetahmen II (unknown) in 02:20.04 by illayaya.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2012-11-19)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 3.39 MB, length: 03:57)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 3.47 MB, length: 03:57)
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Submission #2180 — Author's comments
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Rating: 4.8 (15 votes)
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Cheetahmen II is the unfinished sequel to game #52 of Action 52. The game contains 6 of the 10 levels originally proposed, in which the player takes control of Apollo, and Hercules, Aries, swiching off after every second level. Sadly, it's only possible to play 4 of the levels without altering the ROM image or experiencing a very rare glitch that starts the game with Aries.

was0x completes these four levels in 2:20.26.

#10117227735638386 - Cheetah Men II + TAS = cheating
Cheetah Men II.fm2 (4.58kB fm2 movie [NES])
Uploaded 2013-10-21 14:44:04 by AnS (2 files)
For NES Cheetahmen II (2 files)
In 00:03.89 [234 frames], 13 rerecords)
6135 views, 753 downloads

FM2 file begins from a savestate

"In this case of this submission, my movie file starts the game on PRG bank 11 (which is the start of level 5) with a prg mode of 1 (not terribly important detail, but needed for the game to run properly from bank 11)."
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#8647748652962203 - WIP up to Level 6
Cheetahmen2.bkm (419kB bkm movie [NES])
Uploaded 2013-08-16 10:27:07 by andypanther (4 files)
For NES Cheetahmen II (2 files)
In 02:54.03 [10459 frames], 1009 rerecords)
6026 views, 729 downloads
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