About this game
This is Race Game released by Square in 1999 that has Final Fantasy series popular character "Chocobo" as a main character. Offence and defence by using Abilities and Magic Stone is feature. For details, please see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chocobo_Racing By the by, all this game's music is arrangement of Final Fantasy's. (excluding ending theme)
- PCSX-RR v0.1.3
- TAS Soft Graphics Plugin 0.2
- TAS Sound Plugin 0.2 (When movie playback, I recommend using Eternal SPU Plugin or Iori's DirectSound Driver. It provides superior sound without desync.)
- BIOS: SCPH-1000.bin
This run uses (J) version ROM. The reason that is 9th stage "Fantasia" difficult is very different between (J) and (U). In (U) version's this stage, there are many guardrails that prevents sliding off the track. So (J) version is more difficult than (U).
This is very important technique for saving time. If player keep on doing drift a certain amount of time, it would spin as a penalty. In the second time of spinning, player can get high speed by pressing acceleration button. But acceleration direction is decided player's direction at timing pressing button, so it is difficult to efficient use this by human power.
In this run, I intended to get specific Magic Stone from Random Magic Stone as much as. (Mainly, Haste and Reflect) Main method for getting specific Magic Stone is:
- Changing timing getting Random Magic Stone.
- Charging to opponent.
- Doing Spin Turbo and changing timing it.
Normally in this game, player is attacked about five times at least by Magic Stone or Ability in 1 race. (excluding earlier courses) In this run, I minimalize opponent's attack by Luck Manipulation.
Takes damage to save time
In 9th stage rival is Bahamut. His ability "Mega Flare" gives terrible damage to all opponents. It is impossible to prevent using this ability, and opponents can't guard or avoid this attack. So in this run, I relieved this damage by absorbing smaller damage instead at the last minute.
Ability's explanation is authority in-game's
|Chocobo||mid||mid||Dash||Speed you up for the short time|
|Mog||mid||mid||Flap||Lets you fly over bad terrain|
|Golem||low||high||Grip-up||Makes your vehicle handle better|
|Goblin||high||low||Mug||Steal a rival's Magic Stone|
|Black Magician||high||low||Magic Plus||Increases your Magic Stone's power|
|White Mage||low||high||Barrier||Protects you from attacks|
|Chubby Chocobo||low||high||Receive||Get any Magic Stones used on you|
|Behemoth||low||high||Chage||Accelerate to attack opponents|
|Bahamut||high||low||MegaFlare||Rain fireballs on all your foes|
Character used by player is able to chose the others character's Ability.
Mukki: Accepting for publication. A great run, although it's unfortunate that the game doesn't allow for many shortcuts. Episodes 7 and 9 were the run highlights. Good work.
sgrunt: Looks like this is a game I can dump reliably, so processing.