Submission #1349: gocha's SNES Kirby's Dream Course in 1:11:36.52

Console Super NES Emulator Snes9x 1.43
Game Version USA Frame Count 257791
ROM Filename Kirby's Dream Course (U) [!].smc Frame Rate 60
Branch Rerecord Count 48180
Unknown Authors gocha
Game Kirby's Dream Course
Submitted by gocha on 11/19/2006 10:01:35 PM

Submission Comments

Kirby's Dream Course TAS by gocha

This is my first run, and first submission.

Essentials

  • Aims for lowest score (primary goal), and fastest time
  • Takes damage to get lower score, or save time
  • Uses a game restart sequence
  • Emulator used is Snes9x 1.43 rerecording v9 (v17 is also supported)
  • Let the ROM run for a few seconds before playing the movie
  • Use WIP1 Timing: ON (IMPORTANT)
  • Allow Left+Right / Up+Down: ON (IMPORTANT)
  • Volume Envelope Height Reading: ON
  • Fake Mute desync workaround: OFF
  • Sync samples with sound CPU: ON

About the game

Kirby's Dream Course (known as カービィボウル in Japan) is a very innovative golf game. The game combines elements from the Kirby series (enemies, environments, and Kirby's ability to absorb skills) with the rules of golf, creating in a unique style of gameplay.
Don't be fooled, this game is harder than it looks.

About the run

My primary goal is to get the lowest score possible with the secondary goal of finishing the game as fast as possible. The following table shows the achieved scores.
CourseScoresTotal
Course 11 1 1 1 1 1 1 18
Course 21 1 1 1 2 1 1 19
Course 32 1 1 1 2 1 1 110
Course 41 1 1 1 1 1 1 18
Course 51 1 2 2 1 1 1 110
Course 61 1 2 1 1 1 1 19
Course 71 1 1 1 1 1 1 18
Course 81 2 1 1 1 1 1 19
Extra 11 1 1 1 1 1 1 18
Extra 21 1 1 1 1 1 1 18
Extra 32 1 1 1 2 1 1 110
Extra 41 1 1 1 2 2 1 110
Extra 51 1 1 1 1 1 1 18
Extra 61 1 2 1 1 1 1 19
Extra 71 1 1 1 1 1 1 18
Extra 81 1 1 1 1 1 1 18
The final battle with Dedede is not necessary to unlock all of the secrets in the game, but it is required to see the ending, so I have included it for completeness sake. Besides, Kirby must defeat Dedede to fulfill his goal of restoring the beautiful starlit sky, right? I fight Dedede in normal mode rather than extra mode. In extra mode, Kirby deals half as much damage to Dedede, which prolongs the battle but makes it none the more interesting.

Improvable Holes

People who can read Japanese can refer to wipe's Kirby's Dream Course page, for the details of the strategies.

Thanks

  • Nanahocha: His beautiful walkthrough movie inspired me. I appreciate it.
  • Revned, wipe, zabon: Great players, who tried to get lowest score. Thank you very much.
  • Friend K.: Ninja, helped me in every respect.
Finally, I hope you enjoy the run!

Truncated: Very interesting show of ingenuity. As some people said, it is quite long, but it seems to be well liked despite that. Accepting for publication.

Last Edited by gocha on 1/15/2022 8:03:56 AM
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