Submission #7691: zvsp's N64 Bomberman 64 in 21:40.57

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Console Nintendo 64 Emulator BizHawk 2.8
Game Version JPN Frame Count 78034
ROM Filename Baku Bomberman (J) [!].z64 Frame Rate 60
Branch Rerecord Count 54661
PowerOn Authors zvsp
Submitted by zvsp on 9/14/2022 9:24:19 AM

Submission Comments
Bomberman 64 is the first 3D game of Bomberman. This submission is an improvement from [2053] N64 Bomberman 64 by Nahoc in 23:38.55.

Game objectives

  • Emulator used: BizHawk 2.8
  • Aims for fastest time
  • Plays on hardest difficulty
  • Uses a game restart sequence
  • Glitch abuse
  • Luck manipulation

Tricks and glitches

For the tricks already used, see my 100% run submission. I describe newly used tricks below.

Quick bomb-stairs building

After building an instant bomb-tower, when lifting the base bomb is canceled by falling bomb, the base bomb floats off the floor. Then if bomberman puts a bomb soon, it gives new tower, therefore a 3-stairs bomb-tower appears. This takes fewer frames to build, and can be bent at any degree.

Floating run on upward slope

At specific points on upward slope, bomberman can step off the slope several frames (as horizontal movement) and return the slope with corrected z-coordinate.

Corner clip

At some corner facing upward slope, bomberman can clip it and warp to upper z-coordinate. This is shown in Blue Resort 3, last map.

Floating state glitch

When bomberman fall from high-floor with being damaged (for this, being damaged with stunned or bomb-lifting state is needed), then he can kick bomb immediately after being stiffened, and this causes him to become like floating state. With this state he would skip any event caused by reaching specific point. Since this state also cannot use A+B bomb lifting, it is needed to put bomb and pick it up for canceling this state. This is shown in Black Fortress 1, last map.

Stage specific tricks

Blue Resort 4

It is possible to get an extra hit before Leviathan swing up its spike.

White Glacier 3

On ice floor, alternately vertical input can boost up.

White Glacier 4

Beating Spider without burning its mask can avoid getting gold card. But for unknown reason, this causes Spider to break the floor later and lose more time.
When the floor is broken, bomberman can fall faster by being stunned at specific timing and save time.

Black Fortress 4

By throwing out Altair and Vega at the same time, the second battle can be skipped.

Thanks to

  • Sanjo: For finding Altair 2 skip.
  • Bomberman 64 speedrun community: For finding useful tricks.
  • Baback: For remarkable videos.
  • TAStudio developers

Memory: Claiming for judging.
Memory: That was dope.

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