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Movies for NES Castlevania

#40724705976887576 - Castlevania NES TAS (w/ high score)
Castlevania TAS.bk2 (13.0kB bk2 movie [NES])
Uploaded 2017-07-31 00:44:50 by Challenger (85 files)
For NES Castlevania (3 files)
In 11:19.2 [40819 frames], 26165 rerecords)
1857 views, 76 downloads
11 frames saved at the published run (and more 2720 score points).
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#38216693731293348 - CV1, Death -30 frames
death.fm2 (29.9kB fm2 movie [NES])
Uploaded 2017-04-09 01:58:08 by McHazard (4 files)
For NES Castlevania (3 files)
In 00:10.91 [656 frames], 0 rerecords)
1928 views, 109 downloads

FM2 file begins from a savestate

Savestate is altered from frame 33357 of the published TAS. Once again I've edited it for demonstration purposes, changing the subweapon (address 015B from 11 to 13) and giving myself a few more hearts (address 0071 from 2 to 5).

As expected the axes make quick work of Death, saving 30 frames. This isn't fully optimized yet, it's just the first time I was able to get both of the nearby scythes in position to get extra damage. Getting them in the right place cost some time, and I had to pause a couple times to keep Death from flying off to soon, so there's still room for improvement here.

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#38057086532184992 - Stage 12, -8 frames
axes_are_faster.fm2 (63.1kB fm2 movie [NES])
Uploaded 2017-04-01 21:27:28 by McHazard (4 files)
For NES Castlevania (3 files)
In 00:34.74 [2088 frames], 0 rerecords)
2006 views, 100 downloads

FM2 file begins from a savestate

Note: This movie starts from a hacked savestate for demonstration purposes. Specifically, frame 24512 of the published TAS, but with the subweapon changed (address 015B from 11 to 13).

The April 1 TAS I had planned is going to be late. In the meantime, I've found a few frames in Castlevania. Okay yeah it's real, but "axes are faster" is enough of a joke on its own.

Just like crosses, which aren't available in this stage, axes can multi-hit enemies when passing through two of them. They can't be used as effectively because of their weird arc, but they still help a little because Frankenstein has that hunchback. Who also spits fire.

I extend the movie at the end to regain the holy water in stage 13. If the axes stop being useful here--and I'm not convinced they will--this should keep them from costing any of those frames.

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