Submission #2144: Bobmario511's N64 Chameleon Twist in 12:40.33

Console Nintendo 64 Emulator mupen64 0.5 re-recording v8
Game Version USA Frame Count 45620
ROM Filename Chameleon Twist (U) [!].z64 Frame Rate 60
Branch Rerecord Count 10408
Unknown Authors Bobmario511
Game Chameleon Twist
Submitted by Bobmario511 on 11/23/2008 5:35:53 AM

Submission Comments
In this game, a chameleon is transformed into a human-like chameleon with various abilities. This run demonstrates just how amazing this simple, transformed chameleon can be!

Game objectives

  • Emulator used: Mupen 64 Re-recording v8
  • Aims for fastest time
  • Manipulates luck
  • Takes damage to save time
  • Genre: Action/Platformer


With not many Nintendo 64 game having published runs, I thought it would be interesting to try out this game. Chameleon twist has a total of 6 levels, which only 4 are needed to be played through in order to reach the end.
If you noticed, I submitted a 15:46.83 run that used the stages Ant Land and Sand Castle, but those stages were quite slower than the alternative stages.

Stage by stage comments

Level 1 - Jungle Island

Outside the cave- Pretty Straight forward. I found that spinning on the poles was a lot faster than just walking. Inside the cave- Did a lot of jumping over corners to save some small time instead of just walking around them. I also manipulated the "spiders" to favorable positions in the room with the two stone guards. The in game timer's final time for this stage was 02"11".

Level 2 – Bomb Land

This stage proved to be over two minutes faster than Ant Land, which surprised me. A decent amount of luck manipulation was needed to get the enemies to appear in good locations to quickly clear rooms. Also, damage was taken to quickly get through two rooms. The boss was also a lot more fun than the Ant Queen. The in game timer's final time for this stage was only 01"32".

Level 3 – Kids Land

This stage also proved to be about a minute faster than Sand Castle. This bright and colorful stage is interesting. There are three rooms with these giant cookies with an X on them. In the second room, the cookie was slightly too far out, so I couldn’t just jump around it like I did in the third room. Also, in the two rooms where you had to ride on cookies to get across it, I found that if you jumped in the direction it was staking you, it would give you a little extra speed to fly forward with. Lastly the boss battle was quick. Took damage on purpose to show you can walk through the cake, which I found amusing. The in game timer's final time for this stage was 03"29".

Level 4 - Ghost Castle

Most of the rooms in this level weren't as complex as the ones in Kids Land. The 2 rooms where I had to light these candles using enemies involved just waiting for the right time to eat the enemy. The in game timer's final time for this stage was 02"47".

Other comments

The Final in game time for this game was 00:09'59" which I am very pleased with.
Some possible improvements might include
  • Improved Routes
  • Better Luck Manipulation

Thanks to

  • Johannes (formerly z0MG) for hex editing some stuff.
  • ThMrksman for telling me that Bomb and Kids land were probably a lot faster.

mmbossman: Good, short movie, with decent quality; accepting.
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