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Thunder Axe 31

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Hi! I'm an elemental weapon Italian guy who likes games and programming. Nice to meet you!

About me

Someday, I've encounter an unofficial Super Mario Bros playaround TAS on YouTube. At that time, I wasn't sure about what I was seeing, and I didn't manage to find more info right away. Still, I noticed some discussion in the comments about the author using hacks or TASing.
At some point I finally discovered TASvideos.org and, you know, got absorbed in it.
After some experiment with BizHawk I decided to begin TASing, and started studying Rolan's Curse for creating a 2-players run. During the process, I found a way to improve the current single player run, so I've created my first run and submitted it.

To be continued...


Total movies: 5

[Tier: Vault]GB Rolan's Curse (USA) "game end glitch" in 04:23.4 by ThunderAxe31.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2016-11-13)
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Submission #5274 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1461 (04:20.58)
Rating: 6.5 (3 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Final boss skip glitch
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
Rolan's Curse is like a simplified version of the NES Legend of Zelda with slower gameplay and more restricted game world, resulting in a primitive hack-and-slash experience. Nevertheless, there exists an interesting storyline: The kingdom of Rolan has been invaded by the forces of some evil being called Barius. However, in this movie the final boss is never actually seen. Instead of meeting Barius face to face, the hero dies while defeating the first level boss. The game then decides to freak out and end right there, declaring the rest of the story unnecessary.

While this run appears to be slower than the previously published movie due to more accurate emulation, it is in fact faster by 0.36 seconds if emulation differences are not accounted for.

[Tier: Moons]GB Contra: The Alien Wars (USA) in 07:37.75 by ThunderAxe31.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2017-07-03)
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Submission #5555 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.9 (3 votes)
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter
Contra: The Alien Wars is the third entry in the Contra series. Like its predecessors, it is a predominantly side-scrolling shooter with a heavy emphasis on action. The protagonist can fire in eight directions when standing still. New abilities include climbing on walls, grabbing poles and navigating tanks. Parts of scenery can be destroyed. Originally released on the SNES, this version of the game was released on the Game Boy in 1994.

ThunderAxe31 makes quick work of this game, jumping and shooting his way through aliens as fast as possible.

[Tier: Moons]GBC Bomberman Quest (USA) "game end glitch" in 06:35.66 by ThunderAxe31.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2017-07-06)
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Submission #5584 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.8 (3 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Final boss skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Genre: Action
- Genre: RPG
Bomberman Quest is a GBC game that adds RPG elements to Bomberman typical gameplay, appearing similar to Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening.

In this movie ThunderAxe31 abuses a glitch that allows to reach places that are not supposed to be accessible, skipping about half of the game.

[Tier: Vault]GBC Devil Island (China) "demo glitch" in 02:10.28 by ThunderAxe31.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2017-07-18)
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Submission #5587 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.6 (3 votes)
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- Major skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: RPG
Devil Island, also known as Emo Dao (惡魔島), is an action role-playing bootleg game for the Game Boy Color developed by Vast Fame. It copies Konami's Japan-exclusive NES game, Getsu Fuuma Den, with its gameplay. The game's aesthetics are styled after the Castlevania franchise, also by Konami. Much like Castlevania, the player's default weapon is a whip, except it can be held down for rapid fire.

This run abuses the demo mode of the game to get all items and reach the end of the game early, which is why it is so short. See the author's comments for some explanations.

[Tier: Moons]GB Go! Go! Tank (USA) in 10:47.98 by ThunderAxe31.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2017-11-29)
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Submission #5711 — Author's comments
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- Genre: Action
Go! Go! Tank is an action game released exclusively for the Game Boy. Developed by Copya System, it was released in Japan in 1990, and in North America in 1991.

In the game, a peaceful nation has been invaded by an enemy army, and you must help clear the way for your own forces by plane. You must guide your tank to the end of each stage by arranging boxes with a hook attached to the bottom of your plane, as well as by shooting enemy planes and batteries that threaten it.

ThunderAxe31 beats the game in just 10 minutes and 47 seconds, dropping boxes all over the place like crazy. This is done not just to guide the tank to the end of each level as quickly as possible, but also to mess around while waiting.

On day 2017-12-6 I did become a Judge. Here are my statistics:

UserTotal decisionsAccept ratioTime since last
ThunderAxe31101.0000000001 days

Total: 9, Accepted: 8 (88.9%), Canceled: 1 (11.1%), Claimed: 1

N/A#5750: zoboner's SMS The Flash in 08:45.24Judging
2017-12-06 16:59:41#5726: EZGames69's GB Mickey's Dangerous Chase in 11:55.33Accepted
2017-12-07 23:21:56#5727: Mothrayas's NGP Rockman Battle & Fighters: Power Fighters in 13:45.19Accepted
2017-12-09 20:33:50#5734: EZGames69's GBA Game & Watch Gallery 4 "Donkey Kong Jr" in 02:56.87Canceled
2017-12-10 02:58:55#5733: dekutony's GBA Spy Muppets: License to Croak in 12:41.79Accepted
2017-12-12 07:54:42#5732: Nye's Saturn Steamgear Mash in 11:16.48Accepted
2017-12-12 21:37:12#5740: Tremane & Mothrayas's GB Mega Man V in 39:21.26Accepted
2017-12-13 02:40:11#5741: EZGames69's GBA Dora the Explorer: The Search for Pirate Pig's Treasure in 22:44.03Accepted
2017-12-13 21:01:49#5742: PiePusher11's GBA DK: King of Swing "Donkey Kong" in 18:32.55Accepted
2017-12-16 21:35:06#5746: The8bitbeast's SMS Psycho Fox "warpless" in 12:43.92Accepted

#5317: ThunderAxe31's Windows Pause Ahead in 00:59.42
Rejected because the current TASing tool is unable to dump this game's sound effects.

#5320: ThunderAxe31 & Mothrayas's GB Pocket Monsters: Red "SRAM glitch" in 01:00.94
Cancelled because I failed to meet the game completion requirements (game freezes after the credits) and because a different version of the game can be beaten faster by using the same glitch.

#5453: ThunderAxe31's GBC Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure in 15:10.92
Submitted as an April fools joke for anyone who could have expected my GBA Crash Bandicoot TAS. Rejected because the run itself was actually just a sloppy playthrough.

GBA Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure

GBA Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure "101%"

GBC Digimon D-3

GBC Devil Island "no main skip"

GB Rolan's Curse "2 Players"

PSX Rescue Shot

Spanky's Quest
Solomon's Club

Pokémon Red "glitchless"

Little Magic
Lord of Rings (bootleg)
Cyborg Kuro-chan: Devil Fukkatsu!!

Digimon Rury (bootleg)
Mo Jie Qibing (bootleg)
Dragon Ball: Advanced Adventure
Pac-Man World

Castle of Deceit
Pokémon Yellow (bootleg)
Pokémon Diamond II (bootleg)

Torneko no Daibouken: Fushigi no Dungeon

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team
Saga 2: Hihou Densetsu Plants vs. Zombies

Beyblade: Let It Rip!
Ape Escape

Neo Geo Pocket
Metal Slug 1st mission
Metal Slug 2st mission

Metal Slug X

Makai Toushi SaGa


Pause Ahead
Tower of Haven

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GB Contra: The Alien Wars
GB Rolan's Curse
GBA Crash Bandicoot - The Huge Adventure
E Mo Dao (aka Devil Island)

If any link is broken, you can still find the file in my TASVideos user storage.

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