Submission #7778: yep2yel, ShesChardcore & negative seven's A2600 Hangman in 00:02.17

(Link to video)
System Atari 2600 Emulator BizHawk 2.8.0
Game Version USA Frame Count 130
ROM Filename Hangman - Spelling (USA) Frame Rate 59.9227510135505
Branch Rerecord Count 533
PowerOn Authors yep2yel, ShesChardcore, negative seven
Game Hangman
Submitted by yep2yel on 11/5/2022 4:19:38 AM

Submission Comments
Uhh...yeah.
Nothing too special to see here. Two interesting notes are the game determines the word on the frame you hit reset to start the game, so there are a few frames I wait to reset to get the word "away". It stores these words alphabetically, so it's pretty easy to guess words depending on when you hit reset. There is a large delay between selecting a letter and moving to another, so if we could figure out how to reduce this, the movie could maybe go below 2 seconds.
After recording, ShesChardcore found a 2 frame improvement by combining the down and b inputs. I previously had thought this was undoable, but guess I was wrong.
Negative seven then came in and found that by pressing reset again, you can advance the word list and save a frame getting to AWAY faster.

Memory: I promise I won't leave this submission hanging...
Maybe this joke needs to be workshopped some more. Anyways, claiming.
Memory: Replacing file with 3 frame improvement.
Submission seems very optimized. There was an opinion in the thread that the TAS should be all answers, but I feel that aiming for the fastest answer required enough unique strategy and manipulation to warrant publication in its own right.
Accepting.

despoa: Processing...

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