Submission #5546: maTO's Genesis Syd of Valis in 08:32.18

Console Sega Genesis Emulator Gens 11a
Game Version USA Frame Count 30691
ROM Filename Valis Syd (U) [!].bin Frame Rate 59.922751013550524
Branch Rerecord Count 9649
Unknown Authors maTO
Game Unknown Game
Submitted by maTO on 6/13/2017 7:43:42 PM

Submission Comments
The second title in the Valis video game series was released in 1992.
This Megadrive/Genesis version is completely different than Valis II on other systems though.
Movie features:
  • Emulator used: Gens 11a
  • Takes damage to save time
  • Genre: Platform
Shooting
Normally you shoot at a 16 frame interval. When you crouch it takes only 6 frames to shoot and then walking and shooting takes 8 frames.
Shooting up
If you are walking you can cancel walking animation by crouching to make shooting a little faster.
Bombs
Deals damage to all enemies on screen. Used to clear the spores that flowers sprout.
Celebration jumping (after beating a boss)
Jumping just before celebration so you have half done the first jump.
Weapons and suits
You get these for beating certain bosses.
There are stats (defense, attack, speed) on the select screen but they are not accurate.
Memory address for bosses: 00FF00D02A
stage 2
bosses have passive and aggressive patterns depending on frame of entering. I Manipulate them to be aggressive.
Notes:
0:43 - Change weapon to wide beam.
1:00 - Can't crouch on top of a wall.
2:30 - Star gives invisibility for 15 seconds.
2:57 - It's barely possible to hit 5 times in a cycle.
3:26 - You can manipulate the dragon with your movement and shooting. Well, true for most bosses.
3:35 - Change weapon to triple shot and suit to speed suit.
4:11 - Only the lower part is vulnerable.
5:14 - level up. Weapons become more potent. This is fixed to happen here, so not dependant on points.
5:42 - Level up.
7:32 - Change weapon to normal shot. It deals most damage.
7:49 - Change weapon to triple shot.

Fog: Judging.
Fog: Normally, this would be a rather simple case of accepting for Vault as it looks somewhat optimized. However, with the existence of a WIP file from another author, a comparison needs to be done between the two to see which is the faster movie. An issue with comparing between these two movies is that they're both on different versions of the game (maTO using US version, with mtbRc using the JP version). At different points between the two movie files, the file which is ahead changes. I've chosen to split it based on boss fight finish up to the last completed portion of the WIP from mtbRc.
Boss #mtbRcmaTODifference
118051693-112
238733807-66
357445610-134
467256632-93
580578281+224
61070811181+473
71200012665+665
81464215224+582
91681317457+644
101821118829+618
111985020496+646
End2044221082+640
I've also included a video comparison to show the differences in real time.
Language differences aside, there is clearly a big difference (nearly 11 seconds) between the two movie files. With this in mind, I can't in good conscience accept the current submission as it stands.
Rejecting for not beating a known record.

Last Edited by Fog on 6/20/2017 2:27:49 AM
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