Submission #8743: nymx's C64 Snake Escape in 00:39.06

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Commodore 64
BizHawk 2.9.1
Submitted by nymx on 11/20/2023 3:27:53 AM
Submission Comments

Snake Escape (Compute's Gazette)

In this game, your goal is to move a snake out of a poisonous garden. There are approximately 150 poisonous plants on the screen after you enter your skill level. The snake appears in the upper-left corner after all poisonous plants have been placed. You then attempt to get the snake to the escape hole within the time limit you chose earlier.
The article for this game can be found on page 54 of Compute's Gazette Issue 1 (July 1983)

Why TAS This Game?

The continuation of TASing games from my all-time favorite magazine, Compute's Gazette. This makes my 45th TAS from this series.
Previous Compute's Gazette submissions include (In order of submission):
1Astro-Panic!2Royal Rescue
3Miami Ice4Chopper 1
5Spike6Heat Seeker
7Omicron8Alien Armada
9Star Dragon10White Water
11Space Gallery12Bagdad
13Race Ace14Quolerus
17Balloon Blitz18Bowling Champ
19Circuits20Going Up?
21Space Dock22Saloon Shootout
23Sno-Cat24Queens' Quarrel
25Stronghold26Lincoln Green
27Disc Blitz28SuperSprite
29Dunk30Basketball Sam & Ed
31Bee Zone32Q-Bird
33Space Worms34Powerball
35Castle Dungeon36Pool
37Snake Pit38RADs
39Spy Defense40The Forbidden Crypt
41Cosmic Combat42Canyon Cruiser
43Cell Runner44Sky Diver

Game Difficulty and Ending

Difficulty is related to the limitation of time that a player can select. Since the selection is a one key operation, it doesn't really matter which one you pick...because the game will be the same length...due to my RNG manipulation. Yet, I pick the hardest difficulty anyway...4 (which allows 15 seconds to complete the round).

Effort In TASing

This can be related to "Sky Diver", where I affected the RNG seed by using the command "RND", before running the game. I did this a number of times, until I got a clear path to the square.

Human Comparison

Couldn't fine one. This game was more unpopular than its counter-part of the first issue.

DrD2k9: Claiming for judging.
Last Edited by nymx 5 days ago
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