Submission #261: SprintGod's Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles in 49:31.67

Console Sega Genesis Emulator GENS
Game Version USA Frame Count 178300
ROM Filename Sonic and Knuckles & Sonic 3 (JUE) [!].bin Frame Rate 60
Branch Rerecord Count 118631
Unknown Authors SprintGod
Game Sonic 3 & Knuckles
Submitted by SprintGod on 8/9/2004 3:59:40 AM

Submission Comments
Completed without collecting any emeralds, with Sonic alone.
I got hit a few times throughout the game:
Marble Garden 1 - Spikeball was in the way and I didn't want to wait for it to move.
Launch Base 1 - Needed to lose the Lightning Shield to beat the boss faster.
Sandopolis 2 - Let a ghost hit me so I could land on top of a rock without breaking it. The extra height makes it possible to reach the platform above by bouncing off the ring boxes, avoiding a really long wait for the sand to catch up.
This was mostly recorded at 6% speed so I could perform spindashes at full power in the shortest time possible, and so that jumps could be timed perfectly to gain the most height and/or speed. On many occasions I tried each jump several times, timing it a frame or so earlier or later just to find the optimal position :)
I can't see this run being improved by much without some additional shortcuts being found and used...
There's not much else to say, except that 118631 is a very big number :P
The individual level times are as follows:
Zone NameAct 1Act 2
Angel Island Zone0:451:21
Hydrocity Zone0:471:28
Marble Garden Zone1:051:45
Carnival Night Zone0:441:56
Icecap Zone1:410:46
Launch Base Zone1:521:11
Mushroom Hill Zone0:501:03
Flying Battery Zone1:453:08
Sandopolis Zone2:032:15
Lava Reef Zone1:423:02
Hidden Palace Zone0:27
Sky Sanctuary Zone1:53
Death Egg Zone1:402:56

Bisqwit: Movie published.

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