Submission #7788: ShesChardcore's NES Taboo: The Sixth Sense in 02:24.20

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System Nintendo Entertainment System Emulator BizHawk 2.8.0
Game Version USA PRG1 Frame Count 8666
ROM Filename Taboo - The Sixth Sense (USA) (Rev A).nes Frame Rate 60.0988138974405
Branch Rerecord Count 774
PowerOn Authors ShesChardcore
Game Taboo: The Sixth Sense
Submitted by ShesChardcore on 11/7/2022 2:32:55 PM

Submission Comments
This TAS is for the... uh... "game"... Taboo: The Sixth Sense. If you ever wanted to get your fortunes read and didn't want to call the various 1-900 numbers from back in the day, this was probably your only option. Only this probably cost more than Miss Cleo did.
WARNING: There is a terrible section of obnoxious flashing of colors and eye straining patterns as the deck is shuffled.
NOTE: Comparable with RTA timing, this TAS would be 2:07.216 vs the RTA WR of 2:07.650
Also just in time to be a week late for Halloween; the TAS clocks in at 8666 frames. No one can escape the number of the beast. Rev A was used but I'm not sure what the differences are.
At least the soundtrack is unironically amazing. David Wise went ham on this one, for some reason, and we love him for it.
Anyway, there is actual "gameplay" for a few seconds of menuing. You enter your name, birthday, and gender. Then you "ask a question" which is impossible because there's no question mark and very limited space to write anything in. Plus most of the cards are gibberish and don't really answer anything. So we just hit the spacebar to have it render nothing (which is faster than rendering not nothing) and get out faster.
After the shuffle relents and your eyes readjust themselves back to reality, the game shows your outcome, one by one for the 10 cards. To advance to the next card you can press any button, but it only opens up 255 frames after the card is shown, so we advance on the first possible frame.
The final card needs a start press, then we immediately press it again to bypass the lucky number screen which ends gameplay as it shows us our fortune numbers and thus the reading is complete.

Samsara: Claiming for judging.

Last Edited by Samsara 11 days ago
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