Submission #4632: NitroGenesis's NES Citizen Kane in 06:04.05

Console Nintendo Entertainment System Emulator FCEUX 2.1.2
Game Version JPN Frame Count 18205
ROM Filename Citizen Kane (J) [b1].nes Frame Rate 50.0069789081886
Branch Rerecord Count 8504
Unknown Authors NitroGenesis
Game Unknown Game
Submitted by NitroGenesis on 4/1/2015 2:15:47 AM

Submission Comments
Man, the NES sure had a lot of odd Japanese-only games, huh? I think my favorite out of all of these is the Japanese-only Citizen Kane platformer. I mean, was Citizen Kane ever really that popular in Japan? I mean, it's obviously regarded as one of the best films of all time, but an NES game? It would probably never work! I first became interested in TASing this game after I saw it reviewed on The Angry Nostalgic Gaming Irate Man, and since none of you guys had TASed it yet, I figured it would be great for me to get off my hump and TAS this game.
  • Takes damage to FCEUX 2.1.2
  • Takes damage to take damage
  • Saves time to take damage
  • Emulator used: Takes damage to save time
  • Heavy takes damage to save time abuse


Level 1: Rosebud

So obviously, we control the title character from the movie, Citizen Kane. Citizen Kane likes to ride his sled, and so we make sure to take damage to save time so we can ride the sled as fast as we can. If you pause the emulator, you can see that one of the things I do in this run is take damage to save time.

Level 2: Rosebutt

This level is a side-scrolling beat 'em up, where you control Citizen Kane through the level as he beats up thugs. Fun Fact: this level is based on a scene from the direct-to-video sequel to Citizen Kane, which was called Death Wish 4: The Crackdown.

Level 3: Rosetta Stonebud

We're back on the Titanic for level 3, where Citizen Kane must escape the sinking ship. If you pause the game at the right time, you can see Citizen Kane having a brief nipple slip, which got many Japanese teenagers through their tough Internetless adolescence.

Level 4: High School

We flash back to Citizen Kane's high school career. Nobody understands him so he locks himself in his room and yells at everyone. It is the shortest level in the game, because who the fuck wants to be around a teenaged Citizen Kane.

Level 5: Citizen Crane

I thought this pun was pretty funny. Citizen Crane. Lmao

Suggested Screenshot

I don't have a suggested screenshot from the run, but you should use a frame from the episode of ALF where ALF thinks his neighbor is an Elvis impersonator because that was a funny episode.
Tompa: Judging...

Tompa: This Asterix TAS is the same as the already obsoleted run. And because it doesn't beat all existing records, I'm rejecting this.

Last Edited by Tompa on 4/6/2015 6:38:00 AM
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