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NES Holy Diver

  • Platform: NES (Nintendo Entertainment System)
  • Abbreviation: holydivr
  • Display name: Holy Diver
  • Goodtools name: Holy Diver

[Tier: Moons]NES Holy Diver (JPN) in 14:26.44 by Vatchern.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2017-11-11)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 33.82 MB, length: 17:25)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 48.27 MB, length: 17:25)
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Submission #5688 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #890 (14:52.57)
Rating: 7.2 (3 votes)
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- Genre: Platform
Here is a game that was made as a tribute to Ronnie James Dio and features him as the main character. Also, the name of the game is taken from Dio's band's Holy Diver album. Beside that, the ending contains additional references to other famous rock/metal figures.

Gameplay of this game is very similiar to Castlevania and some textures and the last boss are similar to Contra's. This game is also known to be nearly impossible to complete on a real console.

This is a 24.69 second improvement over the previous movie.

Total movies: 2


[Tier: Vault]NES Holy Diver (JPN) in 14:52.57 by Vatchern & adelikat.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2007-06-11)
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Obsoletes movie #513 (16:28.9)
Rating: 6.1 (26 votes)
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This movie has been obsoleted!

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Here is a game that was made as a tribute to Ronnie James Dio and features him as the main character. Also, the name of the game is taken from Dio's band's Holy Diver album. Beside that, the ending contains additional references to other famous rock/metal figures.

Gameplay of this game is very similiar to Castlevania and some textures and the last boss are similar to Contra's. This game is also known to be nearly impossible to complete on a real console.

This is a 1 minute 36 second improvement over the previous movie due to the use of new tricks, weapon selection, and some new shortcuts.


[Tier: Vault]NES Holy Diver (JPN) in 16:28.9 by Vatchern.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2006-03-27)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 33.16 MB, length: 20:04)
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Submission #997 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.0 (16 votes)
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This movie has been obsoleted!

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Here is a game that was made as a tribute to Ronnie James Dio and features him as the main character. Also, the name of the game is taken from Dio's band's Holy Diver album.

Gameplay of this game is very similiar to Castlevania and some textures and the last boss are similiar to Contra's. This game is also known to be hard.

#30372306256252707 - Holy Diver WIP - stage 2 room 2 finished
HolyDiver-WIP3.bk2 (3.78kB bk2 movie [NES])
Uploaded 2016-04-20 19:22:59 by Vatchern (2 files)
For NES Holy Diver (2 files)
In 02:21.78 [8521 frames], 1375 rerecords)
3633 views, 401 downloads
Update on the Holy Diver WIP.

Updated the stage 1 boss fight since posting my last WIP. saved an extra 16 frames for a total of 48 frames saved in stage 1.

Stage 2: Room 1: Saved 5 frames in room one, along with avoided a few hits.

Room 2: saved 21 frames by delaying blizzard spell activation so I only have to destroy one block.

Ahead now by 74 frames over the current published run.

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#30327431879555225 - Holy Diver (nes) WIP 1
HolyDiver-WIP1.bk2 (2.85kB bk2 movie [NES])
Uploaded 2016-04-18 18:52:51 by Vatchern (2 files)
For NES Holy Diver (2 files)
In 01:35.33 [5729 frames], 1071 rerecords)
3714 views, 363 downloads
My first TAS attempt in years.

giving a shot at updating the current Holy Diver TAS.

I improved the first stage through better jumping and shot placement.

Stage 1: Mine (old) = Gain First room: 660 (660) = 0 frames Second room: 1946 (1949) = 3 frames Third room: 2887 (2895) = 8 frames fourth room: 3391 (3402) = 11 frames Boss fight: 4514 (4546) = 32 frames

Most of the saved time in the boss fight was positioning. I would head back towards the entrance for a better shot when I could without wasting any distance to make him back up to the exit at the end of the fight.

Also saved time at the end by switching back and force between twin shot and single. Twin shot will not fire when there are more than 1 shot on screen, while single shot will fire with 2.

Any input / suggestions / questions are always welcome.

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