Submission #6102: keylie's Linux Shovel Knight "Specter of Torment" in 35:04.23

Console Linux Emulator libTAS v1.3.1
Game Version 3.3 Frame Count 126254
ROM Filename ShovelKnight_3.3.tar.gz Frame Rate 60
Branch Specter of Torment Rerecord Count 26815
Unknown Authors keylie
Game Shovel Knight
Submitted by keylie on 9/16/2018 9:58:24 PM

Submission Comments
Shovel Knight is a 2D platform game with retro style released in 2014, and inspired by mechanics from NES platform games. It initially features Shovel Knight as the playable character, but then received additional campaigns with other playable characters.
The above video contains commentaries as subtitles.

Game objectives

  • Emulator used: libTAS v1.3.1
  • Syncs on Ubuntu 18.04 amd64 with Linux kernel 4.13.0-36-generic
  • Finish the game with Specter Knight campaign
  • Aims for fastest real time
  • Take damage to save time
  • Genre: Platform


Fast fall

When jumping, releasing and pressing jump button again stops the ascending phase of the jump, setting the vertical velocity to zero. This allows to break ground blocks faster, and more generally gives a lot more air control.

Hop slash

Pressing attack on the ground and jumping one frame after results in a grounded slash in the air. It is very useful to attack enemies in the air without triggering a dashslash (which is much longer). Combined with the fast fall, we have enough time to land before the slash animation ends. Hop slash duration is one frame longer than a normal slash, so it must only be used when necessary.

Other comments

The actual movie reaches the game credits, but not the final screen "The End", which requires some more inputs after the credits to skip a few dialogues. I'm providing a secondary movie that reaches this final screen.
Huge thanks to the Shovel Knight discord community for their feedback, advices and enthusiasm!
Suggested screenshot: 108745

feos: Judging...
feos: Just like #6101: keylie's Linux Shovel Knight "Plague of Shadows" in 35:23.97, accepting to Moons. The secondary file has been provided, and it will be used for encoding, while the original movie without a few extra key presses will be published.
fsvgm777: Processing.

Last Edited by on 1/1/2022 6:13 PM
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