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SNES Joe & Mac 2: Lost in the Tropics

  • Platform: SNES (Super NES)
  • Abbreviation: joenmac2
  • Display name: Joe & Mac 2: Lost in the Tropics
  • Goodtools name: Joe & Mac 2 - Lost in the Tropics
  • In group: Joe & Mac

[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]SNES Joe & Mac 2: Lost in the Tropics (USA) in 19:31.22 by Challenger.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Genre: Platform
This sequel puts you back into the roles of the cavemen, Joe and Mac. This time, a caveman named Gork has stolen the crown belonging to the Chief of Kali Village, and it's up to you to retrieve it by using the 7 Rainbow Stones you will collect on your journey.

Along the way, you will fight dinosaurs, cavemen, and other prehistoric enemies as your travel through the jungle, or through the ice and snow, or even through a volcanic wasteland. Along the way, you can pick up upgrades for your club, or pick up projectiles from eating certain health-recovery items. In some levels, you'll ride in a stone cart, trying to hope over gaps and avoid enemies as you try to reach the end.

The sequel to the first Joe & Mac adds several new features to the predecessor's formula. You can now collect coins in the levels to purchase items from Tiki Village, such as meat to recover your health, or even remodel your hut back at your home village. The game also uses a password system to track your progress. The game also shifts to an overhead map so you can wander to whichever level you wish, and return to completed levels to earn more money or power-ups.

#31464905261991979 - Joe & Mac 2 - Lost in the Tropics WIP 4
Joe & Mac 2 WIP 4.bk2 (34.2kB bk2 movie [SNES])
Uploaded 2016-06-09 00:18:57 by Challenger (109 files)
For SNES Joe & Mac 2: Lost in the Tropics (4 files)
In 16:14.75 [58581 frames], 19608 rerecords)
5718 views, 538 downloads
Up to the Re-Fight Boss of the Snow Stage in the Boss Rush of the Last Stage.
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#31076467537803413 - Joe & Mac 2 - Lost in the Tropics WIP 3
Joe & Mac 2 WIP 3.bk2 (22.9kB bk2 movie [SNES])
Uploaded 2016-05-22 12:28:27 by Challenger (109 files)
For SNES Joe & Mac 2: Lost in the Tropics (4 files)
In 10:59.93 [39661 frames], 13773 rerecords)
5769 views, 561 downloads
96 frames is saved totally ahead of my last WIP.
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#30329323738093537 - Joe & Mac 2 - Lost in the Tropics WIP 2
Joe & Mac 2 WIP 2.bk2 (16.5kB bk2 movie [SNES])
Uploaded 2016-04-18 20:55:32 by Challenger (109 files)
For SNES Joe & Mac 2: Lost in the Tropics (4 files)
In 09:33.16 [34446 frames], 4492 rerecords)
5842 views, 526 downloads
Snow Stage, Jungle Stage and 1/3 of Swamp Stage Finished!

Two Notes:

- In one path of Snow Stage, for unknown reason, it's only possible to get the key going on closed door and then kill the enemy who has the Key.

- In Jungle Stage, I delivered the last hit a few frames later on pterodactyl Boss to save 24 frames.

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#30216454885039494 - Joe & Mac 2 - Lost in the Tropics WIP 1
Joe & Mac 2 WIP 1.bk2 (7.20kB bk2 movie [SNES])
Uploaded 2016-04-13 18:55:54 by Challenger (109 files)
For SNES Joe & Mac 2: Lost in the Tropics (4 files)
In 03:43.88 [13455 frames], 2508 rerecords)
5882 views, 527 downloads
No one did a speedrun of the game. So, that's why i started the first speedrun of Joe & Mac 2.

I discovered a Reset Trick in the game:

Reset Trick

At the Frame 18, if you press Soft Reset, it's possible to skip the Data East and the Licensed by Nintendo Logos. It saves 854 frames!

I takes unnecessary damage in some parts of first stage just for fun (such as kill 3 enemies with 1 attack and drop meat when Joe is about to eat).

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