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SMS Master of Darkness

  • Platform: SMS (Sega MasterSystem)
  • Abbreviation: mastdark
  • Display name: Master of Darkness
  • Goodtools name: Master of Darkness

[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]SMS Master of Darkness (USA/Europe) in 17:52.31 by zoboner.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Master of Darkness is an action platformer developed for the Sega Game Gear and the Sega Master System by SIMS, and published by SEGA in 1992. The gameplay is very similar in nature to the Castlevania series of games. You play as a psychologist trying to defeat Dracula. This requires you to fight your way through several spooky locations such as cemeteries, laboratories, castles or a house of wax dolls.

zoboner makes his way through the five rounds and defeats Dracula in record time.

#43805306411011384 - LUA Master of Darkness sms
Master of Darkness (E)hitbox watcher.lua (815kB Lua script)
Uploaded 2017-12-16 18:24:23 by zoboner (35 files)
For SMS Master of Darkness (8 files)
3052 views, 521 downloads
Watch all hitbox, Fast walk after hit visual assist, RNG breaker (only for first phase true last boss),time watcher (levels end).

Not finish to set hitbox, I doing this a later when I have a time!

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#43053795411293027 - Master of Darkness Ultra pacifist
Master of Darkness (E)UPz1.bk2 (7.25kB bk2 movie [SMS])
Uploaded 2017-11-12 22:08:15 by zoboner (35 files)
For SMS Master of Darkness (8 files)
In 04:17.06 [15404 frames], 4457 rerecords)
3227 views, 340 downloads

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#43053743696448257 - Master of Darkness pacifist
Master of Darkness (E)Pz1.bk2 (5.98kB bk2 movie [SMS])
Uploaded 2017-11-12 22:04:54 by zoboner (35 files)
For SMS Master of Darkness (8 files)
In 03:52.22 [13915 frames], 5784 rerecords)
3220 views, 348 downloads

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#43048399525067034 - Master of Darkness improvement
M of Darkness (E)Z1.6.bk2 (25.8kB bk2 movie [SMS])
Uploaded 2017-11-12 16:18:20 by zoboner (35 files)
For SMS Master of Darkness (8 files)
In 17:52.31 [64256 frames], 23175 rerecords)
3189 views, 366 downloads

Improvements:

-Phantom lag phenomenon :

   At some moments ( when a numerous enemies is at same moment  on
screen... ), game have a phantom lag frames and don't permit you to

doing input entry, but this is not a lag because emulation don't added

lag in counter and you don't lose time because all of 2 frames the

position is recalculated at 1 pixel added into the direction chose.

You can take advantage of that and making the best inputs for to being

ejected of more pixels as possible.

-Boss 3 :

    Have a best position and use phantom lag to permit one more hit and
erase 1 cycle boss's pattern move ( under the screen ).

-Boss 4 :

   Manipulate luck to have the best finish boss placement to save
ending animation and won time.

-Final Boss phase 1 :

   Uses the best luck manipulation as possible.
Indeed platforms position is affected by the frame count before you

starting fight, character position and last action ( walk, hit... )

before the speak box loading.

  I found 4 different platform position and take the best to have the
fastest fight. After the first platform is loading, the others fallen

always at the same position for

this cycle ( position is fixed ).

-Final Boss phase 2 :

   Uses luck manipulation and I searched how to detect boss's hitbox
with X,Y positions, " I/O " states and invulnerability's time state

after hitting. After to doing this studies, I know that the hitbox

back to the last position during a few frames before go back to the

normal cycle.

You can now destroyed Dracula as fast as possible!

-Jewels kill :

   It's just an correction in level 3, I take a jewel to destroying all
enemies at the same time and won 21 frames.

I'll doing a more detailed text improvement and tricks explanation

(with ram addresses, GIF to analyse action ... ) when I have a time!

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#42922848245913658 - [TAS]Master of Darkness (SMS)Pacifist L2
Master of Darkness (E)Pz1.bk2 (4.11kB bk2 movie [SMS])
Uploaded 2017-11-07 00:36:13 by zoboner (35 files)
For SMS Master of Darkness (8 files)
In 02:31.53 [9080 frames], 3087 rerecords)
3258 views, 356 downloads

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#42897542548494764 - [TAS]Master of Darkness (SMS)Pacifist L1
Master of Darkness (E)Pz1.bk2 (2.57kB bk2 movie [SMS])
Uploaded 2017-11-05 21:15:07 by zoboner (35 files)
For SMS Master of Darkness (8 files)
In 01:25.33 [5113 frames], 2254 rerecords)
3255 views, 346 downloads

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#42721404711258961 - WIP L1,L2,L3... Save 73 frames
M of Darkness (E)Z1.3.bk2 (5.72kB bk2 movie [SMS])
Uploaded 2017-10-28 22:52:26 by zoboner (35 files)
For SMS Master of Darkness (8 files)
In 03:48.31 [13681 frames], 4299 rerecords)
3357 views, 338 downloads
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#42700410378517760 - WIP L1,L2,L3...
M of Darkness (E)Z1.2.bk2 (5.62kB bk2 movie [SMS])
Uploaded 2017-10-28 00:10:56 by zoboner (35 files)
For SMS Master of Darkness (8 files)
In 03:49.66 [13762 frames], 3326 rerecords)
3341 views, 354 downloads
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