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This is a better version of previous run I made before. 51 drawings on the Calculations X 100 mode were replaced by new ones. No change on Brain Age Check mode.

Spoiler warning

This submission text tells you what I draw. I recommend you not to read it before watching the movie!

Game objectives

  • Emulator used: desmume-0.9.6
  • Abuses programming errors
  • Is a demonstration
  • Manipulates luck
  • Uses game restart sequence
Note: The replay is not quite deterministic. If the replay runs desync,
1, Save at frame 117 during playing the movie.
2, Load the savestate slot.
3, Play the movie from beggining again and it will run well.

About the game

Have you ever had an interest in art or wanted to learn how to draw? Well now you can with the Brain Age software for the Nintendo DS system. Brain Age is a fun, interactive, and portable training software that will teach you how to draw, much as you would learn in Calculations X 100.
Hehe, I told a lie. The real description is as follows.
Brain Age is a puzzle game to exercise your brain a little each day. It is inspired by the research of Professor Ryuta Kawashima. You will play a variety of puzzles to train your brain. Although there has been controversy over the scientific effectiveness of the game in keeping your brain active, the game got very popular.

About the run

This run shows you how you can abuse the number recognition program by secretly drawing the number answer in each picture. You can see random characters on Brain Age Check mode, and video game stuff on calculations X 100 mode. The latter mode, the run ignores the game time and fails to launch a rocket. This time, it takes 5 minutes to solve the entire math problem, and it is slower than the previous run. This is because the run aims to be as entertaining as possible.

Examples of how to abuse the recognition program

List of drawings

AnswerDrawingAppearance
10MarioSuper Mario Bros. (NES)
0LuigiSuper Mario Bros. (NES)
27KirbyKirby’s Adventure (NES)
32PikachuPokémon Red / Green (GB)
9National PokédexPokémon Red / Green (GB)
2Ray GunSuper Smash Bros. (N64)
12Fox McCloudStar Fox (SNES)
3Donkey KongDonkey Kong Country (SNES)
0Dungeon MapThe Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)
18ControllerNintendo 64
1GulliverAnimal Crossing (N64)
14Haunted HouseSuper Mario World (SNES)
48Captain FalconF-ZERO (SNES)
13WandaMario & Wario (SNES)
6NessEarthBound (NES)
21Nintendo 64 SymbolNintendo 64
7AlphaCubivore: Survival of the Fittest (GC)
1Piranha PlantSuper Mario Bros. (NES)
6Mars DjinnGolden Sun (GBA)
11Dream LandSuper Smash Bros. (N64)
7JigglypuffPokémon Red / Green (GB)
15YoshiYoshi’s Story (N64)
3MedliThe Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker (GC)
7ShellSuper Mario Bros. (NES)
5GenoSuper Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (SNES)
24DaroachKirby: Squeak Squad (GBA)
8HookshotThe Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)
30R. O. B.Stack-Up (NES)
14MushroomSuper Mario Bros. (NES)
9TetrisTetris (GB)
8Treasure BagPokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time / Darkness (DS)
8LugiaPokémon Gold / Silver (GB)
9Game BoyGame Boy
72LinkThe Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)
4RaphaelSuper Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island (SNES)
16GordoKirby’s Adventure (GB)
1OlimarPikmin (GC)
0BombchuThe Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)
28GoombaSuper Mario Bros. (NES)
5NanaIce Climber (NES)
24BowserSuper Mario Bros. (NES)
8Deku ScrubThe Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)
63GanondorfThe Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker (GC)
3MewPokémon Red / Green (GB)
5RoyFire Emblem: The Binding Blade (GBA)
5Blue FalconF-ZERO (SNES)
6Game CubeGame Cube
12Poltergust 3000Luigi’s Mansion (GC)
27Marx SoulKirby Super Star Ultra (DS)
0Nintendo DS LiteNintendo DS Lite
6Princess PeachSuper Mario Bros. (NES)
6LaprasPokémon Red / Green (GB)
5PitKid Icarus (NES)
3Home-Run ContestSuper Smash Bros. Melee (GC)
10MewtwoPokémon Red / Green (GB)
9Stitchface VegetableSuper Smash Bros. Melee (GC)
7WarioSuper Mario Land 2 (GB)
10Tetris AttackTetris Attack (SNES)
48Chef KawasakiKirby Super Star (SNES)
14Sabure PrinceKaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru (GB)
4RickKirby’s Dream Land 2 (GB)
8Wave BeamMetroid (NES)
5KururinKuru Kuru Kururin (GBA)
24Kanto RegionPokémon Red / Green (GB)
5MagikoopaSuper Mario World (SNES)
24SamusMetroid (NES)
6MagonWario World (GC)
35WiiWii
4ReznorSuper Mario World (SNES)
10Master SwordThe Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES)
0Star Fox EmblemStar Fox 64 (N64)
9Spike TopSuper Mario World (SNES)
13Super Happy TreeYoshi’s Story (N64)
9Fairy BowThe Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)
2MarthFire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light (NES)
6PichuPokémon Gold / Silver (GB)
27Hot WingsKirby’s Epic Yarn (Wii)
9Zora’s SapphireThe Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)
30Pirate ShipYoshi’s Topsy-Turvy (GBA)
17ShiekThe Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)
14CresseliaPokémon Diamond / Pearl (DS)
12ArmankSuper Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii)
6Cheep-CheepSuper Mario Bros. (NES)
4Minuet of ForestThe Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)
8Falco LombardiStar Fox (SNES)
11Mr. SaturnEarthBound (NES)
0PotionPokémon Red / Green (GB)
4Mr. Game & WatchBall (G&W)
3AerodactylPokémon Red / Green (GB)
4SnivyPokémon Black / White (DS)
8DragoonKirby Air Ride (GC)
13ArwingStar Fox (SNES)
9Battle Against Master HandSuper Smash Bros. (N64)
21K. K. SliderAnimal Crossing (N64)
6Samurai GorohF-ZERO (SNES)
14Shine SpriteSuper Mario Sunshine (GC)
7HanenbowElectroplancton (DS)
2Hylian ShieldThe Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)
4VinceArt Academy (DS)
45Ho-ohPokémon Gold / Silver (GB)

Professor Ryuta Kawashima’s message

Special thanks

  • ISM, Kuromitsu, Magi, 890, 0xwas, and WaddleDX, for their runs.
  • Boombafunk, for telling me that the Minuet of Forest I drew was incorrect.
  • jlun2, for suggesting a title of the movie. It helped me come up with the branch name I used here.
  • Writers of Nico Nico Pedia, for their article
Hope you enjoy the movie, thank you!

Suggested screenshots

6702, 9246, 11318, 17692, 19928, and 20894

Flygon: Rigged up a YouTube module.

adelikat: Claimed for judging!

adelikat: There was a lot of divided opinions on this submission and while there were a lot of really good points, this one resonated the most with me. As such, I am accepting this an as improvement to the currently published movie.
(Further documentation of my decision here.)
sgrunt: I'll publish this shortly.

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This topic is for the purpose of discussing #2990: Ryuto's DS Brain Age in 06:33.66
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The only question is if this should obsolete the last submission. Only one way to find out, get an encode done on the double!
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Okay. Encoding.
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I can't view the movie because it keeps desyncing. I tried the savestate at frame 117 "fix" and it didn't work either. I guess I'll just wait for the encode. I assume others have run into this problem...?
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I can't view the movie because it keeps desyncing. I tried the savestate at frame 117 "fix" and it didn't work either. I guess I'll just wait for the encode. I assume others have run into this problem...?
Yeah, I can't get a sync at all. Flygon is working furiously on the encode though.
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I synced it, don't worry. Meanwhile, let's just focus on FerretFaucet's avatar. It's cute.
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I just watched Ryuto's own encode here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOfcvPf-22k Voting yes, as the new drawings are of better quality and the movie has a more even pace. There's more stuff I couldn't recognize in the alloted time, though. My favorites are drawings #25 and #34.
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Watched Ryuto's encode. He just turned one of the most epic and entertaining runs on the site into something even better. Big yes vote.
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Thanks for the link, Dessyreqt. Nice work and good drawing skills, Ryuto! My favorite new additions were Dream Land, Home Run Contest, Chef Kawasaki, and Kanto Region. Yes vote!
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This version has more merit, but I kind of like the original pacing, as if you were an artist having to draw a cartoon for each one of a very long line of fans.
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SD download YouTube I'm up for this at, the very least, being published alongside the existing Brain Age movie. As in, quite literally inside the same publication... assuming the site is actually capable of handling that. Yes vote.
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I am more for the idea to obsolete the previous submission.
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Voting no because this run is suboptimal and doesn't complete the game as fast as possible. There clearly is a lot of room for improvement. Many of the numbers could have been drawn with significantly less strokes. (Just kidding, of course.)
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Voting yes. The more complex drawings are definitely worth the extra time.
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DrJones wrote:
This version has more merit, but I kind of like the original pacing, as if you were an artist having to draw a cartoon for each one of a very long line of fans.
I was honestly a bit disappointed. One of the cool parts about the last submission was the fact that it was TAS-fast AND it made loads of awesome pictures. We'd get one beautifully detailed artwork and then 10 quick ones. This run was beautiful and amazing, but just dragged compared to the last one. Voting meh.
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Two words: Yes vote
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That was very nice, I vote yes.
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Brilliant. I wouldn't have thought the previous movie could be clearly improved, but it was. This will get a big fat rating from me once published.
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Meh. A little too many Nintendo-related things for my liking. IMO, if we're going to go complex, we may as well go the extra mile and be willing to draw anything. I mean shit man, you didn't even draw Sonic. By the way, I have no idea what the floating head guy's idea of a healthy brain is, but seeing that to-my-knowledge ordinary gray brain with all the red blotches polluting it makes me so not want to have one.
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Even better than the original!
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While sort of the initial "Wow" moment is gone, seeing you messing with the game in all sorts of ways, this run still is very impressive and entertaining, and I don't see how it shouldn't be published. However, how do we treat the old run and this one then?
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A little too many Nintendo-related things for my liking. IMO, if we're going to go complex, we may as well go the extra mile and be willing to draw anything. I mean shit man, you didn't even draw Sonic.
The entire point was to draw stuff just from Nintendo's first-party games. Or was that a *whoosh* moment? Yes vote.
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This just keeps getting better and better!
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holy heaven, that was incredible yes vote
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I'm gonna have to go with the people who find this movie a tad slow. Although it contains some great drawings, it does miss the TAS feel and the pace of the old run. Refraining from voting.