Submission #1132: Sami's NES Gimmick! "best ending" in 09:59.63

Console Nintendo Entertainment System Emulator FCEU0.98
Game Version JAPAN Frame Count 35978
ROM Filename Gimmick! (J) Frame Rate 60
Branch best ending Rerecord Count 18385
Unknown Authors Sami
Game Gimmick!
Submitted by Sami on 7/23/2006 5:02:11 PM

Submission Comments
  • Emulator used: fceu-0.98.15-rerecording
  • Movie length: 35978 frames (00.10.00)
  • Aims for the fastest time possible
  • Does not abuse any programming errors
  • Uses death as a shortcut
  • Takes damage to save time
  • Manipulates luck
  • 100% Completion
I had some lack of motivation but I'm finally done with this run!
Here are some notes about the run:

Level 1

I used the star for my advantage in many places. In the boss, I shot the fireball from the pervious room so that I could get the star ready faster.

Level 2

Some better star usage here. After picking up the secret item and riding the bird, I choose the lower path so I can use star which is faster. I used same kind of tactics in the boss as Nitsuja. I had to be slower though because the boss wasn't asleep anymore :P

Level 3

I couldn't use the same death-shortcut as Nitsuja because I had to get the secret item. I was a bit faster in the boss.

Level 4

Luck manipulation is very annoying in Gimmick! It took me a lot of rerecords to get the desired fireball from one of the enemies. I used a lot of shortcuts, and some small optimization in the boss.

Level 5

I used a lot of Nitsuja's tricks but I was able to make them a lot faster. I killed myself after getting the secret item, it's over 20 frames faster but seems bit boring. Again, boss was a bit faster.

Level 6

I came up with a little shortcut in the 4th room, I used star to go from the right side. And I was able to enter the secret room a bit faster this way. The last room before the boss was a lot faster than in Nitsuja's run. Minibosses were pain to manipulate. I came up with the idea to use the bomb first and it saved some frames. In the second miniboss, there's invisible wall so I can't just enter the pipe :/ Boss was greatly improved.

Level 7

I mounted the white monster-thingy earlier. Star was used a lot
And just to note that almost every room was faster when compared to Nitsuja's run (some were as fast as in Nitsuja's run).
Suggested screenshot frame: 29386

Thanks to...

Nitsuja: His run was great help when doing mine. Guybrush and Randil: They whipped some motivation into my lazy ass to finish my run :P And special thanks to Guybrush, he helped me with this submission text.
Enjoy! :)

adelikat: Excellent improvement. Accepting for publication.

Last Edited by on 1/1/2022 6:13:06 PM
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