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SMS Batman Returns

  • Platform: SMS (Sega MasterSystem)
  • Abbreviation: batmanrt
  • Display name: Batman Returns
  • Goodtools name: Batman Returns
  • In group: DC Comics

[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]SMS Batman Returns (Europe) in 01:38.24 by mamuuuut.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2015-05-02)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 3.89 MB, length: 04:50)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 4.63 MB, length: 04:50)
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Submission #4649 — Author's comments
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Rating: 5.8 (10.5 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Batman Returns is a platforming game based on the movie of the same name. Normally, Batman must move through five stages on his way to defeat the Penguin. These include the streets and rooftops of Gotham City, Max Shreck's department store, the sewers, and the Penguin's lair.

Mamuuuut, however, uses a glitch which allows him to skip directly to the final portion of the last stage from the first stage. Therefore, he completes it in less than two minutes. For more details, read the author's comments.

#38869943536605368 - SMS Batman Returns TAS with pause glitchv2
mamuuuut-batmanreturns-PAUSEGLITCH-WIP3.bk2.bk2 (2.67kB bk2 movie [SMS])
Uploaded 2017-05-08 12:01:56 by MESHUGGAH (344 files)
For SMS Batman Returns (3 files)
In 01:35.32 [5712 frames], 7781 rerecords)
5711 views, 428 downloads
Just a bit optimized TAS up to ~1200th frame.

Lag frames are removable by limiting number of sprites, overriding sound channel, limiting the number of moving sprites simultanously.

Pick an X pos address 137f 1511


151A 1B50

edit: something 13 frames improved.

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#38869059494788114 - SMS Batman Returns TAS with pause glitch
mamuuuut-batmanreturns-PAUSEGLITCH.bk2.bk2 (2.68kB bk2 movie [SMS])
Uploaded 2017-05-08 11:04:36 by MESHUGGAH (344 files)
For SMS Batman Returns (3 files)
In 01:35.32 [5712 frames], 5949 rerecords)
5721 views, 439 downloads
Added pauses to the published TAS where it impacts the game. Saves 175 frames compared to the http://tasvideos.org/2834M.html

Desyncs around frame 2000 I guess because of lagginess of the game.

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#38852237008685032 - SMS Batman Returns pause glitch
smsBatman Returns (E)-pauseglitch.bk2 (1.24kB bk2 movie [SMS])
Uploaded 2017-05-07 16:53:39 by MESHUGGAH (344 files)
For SMS Batman Returns (3 files)
In 00:15.0 [899 frames], 236 rerecords)
5773 views, 408 downloads
You can spam the pause button fter the 59th frame to effectively reduce the waiting time 1 frame per 2 frames of pressing it (P, empty), even on lag frames.

Seems super fishy. Also there's a TAS of this game.

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