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NES Dragon Warrior II

  • Platform: NES (Nintendo Entertainment System)
  • Abbreviation: DW2
  • Display name: Dragon Warrior II
  • Goodtools name: Dragon Warrior II
  • In group: Dragon Quest

[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]NES Dragon Warrior II (USA) in 44:32.5 by TheAxeMan.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2020-10-04)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 71.76 MB, length: 47:29)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 78.48 MB, length: 47:29)
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Submission #6879 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #533 (46:25.0)
Rating: 8.0 (4 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Dragon Warrior is an epic RPG series which now spans 11 games across many systems. The second game greatly expands on the first to include a party of three heroes (all descendents of Erdrick and the hero of DW1) and battles that may include many enemies.
The world is much bigger and there are many big dungeons to explore as well. Luckily there are new abilities and items to make this easier. Enemies can randomly drop items when defeated and there is a lottery which is the precursor to the casinos which appear in each later DW game.

TheAxeMan improves the previous TAS by 1 minute and 52.5 seconds, thanks to new glitches and better optimisation. Please read the author's comments and the commentary subtitles in the encodes for more details.


[Tier: Vault]NES Dragon Warrior II (USA) in 46:25.0 by TheAxeMan.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2006-04-30)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 58.23 MB, length: 49:22)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 84.74 MB, length: 49:22)
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Submission #1026 — Author's comments
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Rating: 5.9 (22 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG

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Selected comments from the author:
The second Dragon Warrior game beaten as fast as possible.

Dragon Warrior is an epic RPG series which now spans 8 games across many systems. The second game greatly expands on the first to include a party of three heroes (all descendents of Erdrick and the hero of DW1) and battles that may include many enemies.
The world is much bigger and there are many big dungeons to explore as well. Luckily there are new abilities and items to make this easier. Enemies can randomly drop items when defeated and there is a lottery which is the precursor to the casinos which appear in each later DW game. Finally, you might notice that many of the enemies in this game appear in later games, particularly DW8.

#60591560530877360 - Dragon Warrior 2 deathless testrun
Dragon Warrior 2 deathless-test1-full.fm2 (3.84MB fm2 movie [NES])
Uploaded 2020-01-11 17:47:06 by TheAxeMan (11 files)
For NES Dragon Warrior II (1 file)
In 48:30.69 [174929 frames], 54755 rerecords)
1647 views, 220 downloads
Reason for playing deathless is to get something that can sync and be played back at RPG Limit Break. This run also brings in new strats from a Japanese TAS found on Niconico. Still need to learn a lot more about how the RNG and encounters work. Left in an obviously nonoptimal wait to get very rare 5 metal babble fight.
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