Submission #6307: Taechuk's DS Tetris Party Deluxe "sprint" in 00:43.04

Console Nintendo DS Emulator DeSmuME 0.9.9
Game Version Europe Frame Count 2575
ROM Filename 5188 Tetris Party Deluxe (EU)(M5).nds Frame Rate 59.82609828808082
Branch sprint Rerecord Count 1473
Unknown Authors Taechuk
Game Tetris Party Deluxe
Submitted by Taechuk on 3/21/2019 11:41:46 PM

Submission Comments
Tetris Party Deluxe is a Tetris game for the Nintendo DS, which has many modes like Marathon, Sprint (this movie's mode), Shadows and many more. Sprint mode asks you to clear 40 lines as fast as possible, which this TAS does with an In-Game Time of 23.16.

Game objectives

  • Emulator used: DeSmuME 0.9.9
  • Aims for lowest In-Game Time
  • Bus-Level Timing On
  • Plays Tetris fast, I mean, it's a TAS, it has to.


Tetris Party Deluxe runs at 30fps during a Tetris game, and uses modern Tetris mechanics, like SRS and the 7 piece bag (or whatever it's called). Sometimes, rotating a piece early makes it appear 1 frame sooner, which I used a few times during this TAS.
The European version was used because 1- I accidentally got it instead of the US version and 2- There isn't the ESRB screen when booting, making this 1-2 seconds faster.
I could have finished the run with a perfect clear, however I would have needed to clear a single line first, which would have been overall 6 frames (3 frames at 30 fps) slower. So I just dropped the S-piece.
After testing multiple sequences, even attempting building 9-0, this was the fastest way to build I found, which is 6-3. This allows me to drop the I-pieces really fast.
I'm not sure if I missed any optimisation while moving pieces, but I'm sure there is a way to end on a Tetris perfect clear. I think it could probably go under 23 seconds.
<You may also suggest screenshots.> Any frame between 1075-1099, when "READY?" is shown.

Memory: Judging
Memory: Gameplay optimization appears solid. There are some minor menu improvements possible, but they impact RNG, meaning such improvements cannot be synced with the existing movie.
The gameplay is standard superhuman Tetris fare and people seemed to enjoy it enough.
The mode appears to be completely separate from all other modes, rendering it an acceptable goal.
Accepting to Moons.
Spikestuff: Publishing.

Last Edited by on 1/1/2022 6:13:49 PM
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