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NES Zoda's Revenge: StarTropics II

  • Platform: NES (Nintendo Entertainment System)
  • Abbreviation: startrp2
  • Display name: Zoda's Revenge: StarTropics II
  • Goodtools name: StarTropics II - Zoda's Revenge
  • In group: StarTropics

[Tier: Moons]NES Zoda's Revenge: StarTropics II (USA) in 54:36.92 by Ferret Warlord.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2018-04-24)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 65.54 MB, length: 57:13)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 94.55 MB, length: 57:13)
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Submission #5921 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #430 (1:01:00.9)
Rating: 7.8 (5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Adventure
The StarTropics series, generally considered cult classics by many gamers, are NES action-RPGs that follow our hero Mike. In this installment of the franchise, he recieves a telepathic message from a princess he rescued in the previous game how to solve a cipher that him and his father found. However, as he reads it aloud, he is transported into the Stone Age.

As he saves some children from a flesh eating boar, he discovers a Tetrad piece and decides to collect them all. However, while in England, he notices Zoda, a villain again from the predecessor, trying to steal one. As Mike defeats Zoda, the villain reveals himself as Zoda-X. So Mike must travel through time to retrieve the rest of the tetrads and defeat Zoda-Y and Zoda-Z.

FerretWarlord helps Mike destroy the enemies with tool-assisted precision and finishing the game in less than an hour. If you're looking for action with Sherlock Holmes and in Transylvania, look no further than this.


This movie improves the precedent movie by 6:18.58 minutes using new shortcuts, better combat strategies and weapon choices, new bugs and greater precision.

[Tier: Vault]NES Zoda's Revenge: StarTropics II (USA) in 1:01:00.9 by Sami.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2005-11-05)
AVI file via BitTorrent (size: 123.24 MB, length: 1:03:34)
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Submission #856 — Author's comments
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Rating: 5.6 (22 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Adventure

This movie has been obsoleted!

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The StarTropics series, generally considered cult classics by many gamers, are NES action-RPGs that follow our hero Mike. In this installment of the franchise, he recieves a telepathic message from a princess he rescued in the previous game how to solve a cipher that him and his father found. However, as he reads it aloud, he is transported into the Stone Age.

As he saves some children from a flesh eating boar, he discovers a Tetrad piece and decides to collect them all. However, while in England, he notices Zoda, a villain again from the predecessor, trying to steal one. As Mike defeats Zoda, the villain reveals himself as Zoda-X. So Mike must travel through time to retrieve the rest of the tetrads and defeat Zoda-Y and Zoda-Z.

Sami helps Mike destroy the enemies with tool-assisted precision and finishing the game in a little over an hour. If you're looking for action with Sherlock Holmes and in Transylvania, look no further than this.

#46338184488046787 - Startropics 2 synch fix
Zoda's Revenge StarTropics II.bk2 (77.2kB bk2 movie [NES])
Uploaded 2018-04-09 20:03:39 by Ferret Warlord (6 files)
For NES Zoda's Revenge: StarTropics II (7 files)
In 54:36.92 [196939 frames], 31289 rerecords)
902 views, 75 downloads
Synchs with latest Bizhawk
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#41747970220177775 - StarTropics II 'game end glitch'
StarTropics II - Zoda's Revenge 'game end glitch'.bk2 (15.4kB bk2 movie [NES])
Uploaded 2017-09-15 02:44:23 by Challenger (94 files)
For NES Zoda's Revenge: StarTropics II (7 files)
In 12:04.54 [43544 frames], 5791 rerecords)
1712 views, 120 downloads
A 'game end glitch' run of StarTropics 2!

Most of the run is the same as Ferret Warlord's most recent WIP (no game-end glitch. Also, with some input adjustments) of this game, so I added him as the main author and that's why the rerecord count looks lower.

I have no idea why these triggers to 'glitch worlds' is possible, technically.

Emulator used: BizHawk 2.2

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#41679849499696870 - StarTropics II - monkey pit 1 shortcut
StarTropics II - new early exit monkey pit 1.bk2 (31.6kB bk2 movie [NES])
Uploaded 2017-09-12 01:06:42 by Challenger (94 files)
For NES Zoda's Revenge: StarTropics II (7 files)
In 00:04.64 [279 frames], 0 rerecords)
1695 views, 127 downloads

BK2 begins from savestate

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#41679797817843426 - StarTropics II - new game end glitch attempt
StarTropics II 'credits warp attempt'.bk2 (31.7kB bk2 movie [NES])
Uploaded 2017-09-12 01:03:21 by Challenger (94 files)
For NES Zoda's Revenge: StarTropics II (7 files)
In 00:06.99 [420 frames], 2397 rerecords)
1719 views, 136 downloads

BK2 begins from savestate

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#27915594727291485 - Zoda TAS
Zoda's Revenge StarTropics II.bk2 (50.8kB bk2 movie [NES])
Uploaded 2016-01-01 04:03:11 by Ferret Warlord (6 files)
For NES Zoda's Revenge: StarTropics II (7 files)
In 40:36.99 [146460 frames], 22221 rerecords)
3219 views, 233 downloads
Startropics Madness
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#18741225422952970 - Zoda's TAS
Zoda's Revenge StarTropics II.bk2 (25.0kB bk2 movie [NES])
Uploaded 2014-11-13 23:57:36 by Ferret Warlord (6 files)
For NES Zoda's Revenge: StarTropics II (7 files)
In 53:08.82 [191644 frames], 22419 rerecords)
4045 views, 271 downloads
Just sharing my efforts.
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#2725020793014136 - NES StarTropics II: Zoda's Revenge (USA) "beats Chapter 3" in 18:36.8 by Brandon Evans & Randil
brandonevans,randil-startropics2-beatschapter3.fm2 (1.48MB fm2 movie [NES])
Uploaded 2012-11-22 16:53:13 by Brandon (2 files)
For NES Zoda's Revenge: StarTropics II (7 files)
In 18:36.84 [67121 frames], 16304 rerecords)
5790 views, 392 downloads

I haven't worked on this run in a long time, so I figured I might as well take advantage of this new WIP system to show what we currently have. Hopefully, I will find time to complete this run in the not so far future. Randil has a wonderful work ethic, but our current workflow is for him to run each level and for me to re-run it for improvements, so I am holding him back for now as I attend to school and other TASVideos projects.

This run is a major improvement over the published movie (41.42 seconds) as well as Randil's original WIP (13.32 seconds). This is done by better navigation and boss fights, implementing a skip that Sonikkustar found, performing a jumping glitch found by Randil, and actually using the pig glitch to our advantage. That being said, it's definitely improvable thanks to skips that scaryice82 found. The only one we could have used at this point is in Chapter 2. Here are two others.

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