Submission #7739: TheRandomMaster, SpeedyTheHedgehog & Jaiden's Wii Donkey Kong Country Returns in 1:25:02.95

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Dolphin 5.0
306177 (Cycle Count 3720046662012)
Submitted by TheRandomMaster on 10/13/2022 12:20:54 AM
Submission Comments
Donkey Kong Country Returns is a side scrolling platformer that came out in 2010. Donkey Kong goes on an adventure to get his stolen Banana Hoard back from the Tiki Tak Tribe who captured it. There are 8 different worlds that Donkey Kong needs to access to progress forward and get closer to the Hoard.

Game objectives

  • Aims for fastest time
  • Takes damage to save time
  • Grabs keys in shop to complete less levels in certain worlds to save time
  • Emulator used: Dolphin 5.0


This run was done... on a very bad PC that would literally crash the game everytime we went to world 8. We got the help we needed from our good friend, Jaiden to assist us in finishing the game.

Other comments

If I'm being honest, this wasn never submitted before here because of... well, me thinking about certain parts of the run and how they could be optimized like at timestamp 1:12:57. It was unintended, but I thought the simplest mistakes, and sections that could be optimized weren't submission worthy. Saying this because I was thinking of my previous submissions... when now I'm realizing it was because of my game choice.
But here you go. The very first Donkey Kong country returns TAS. I apologize for the 6 month delay.

slamo: Claiming for judging.
slamo: I think the optimization is good enough overall. When I was comparing levels to the RTA record, I had some concerns at first because 1-6 is noticeably slower in the TAS. You mentioned a delayed punch on the world 7 ending as well. However, as I kept going with the comparisons, it seems your understanding of the game improved and the run maintained a good quality of optimization after that. Every run this long is going to have some mistakes in it, and the great parts of the movie are redeeming enough that I think this should be published. Accepting!

EZGames69: Processing...
Last Edited by EZGames69 on 11/6/2022 5:52 PM
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