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Here's Pinball Quest done 1792 frames faster with better strategies and increased precision.
  • Emulator used: FCEUX 2.1.4a
  • Aims for fastest time (Although, every movie will fail until somebody builds an intelligent bot.)
  • Minor luck manipulation (Stealing Devil Flipper from the shop and some enemy movements.)

Baxter: Accepting as an improvement to the published movie.

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This topic is for the purpose of discussing #3175: Aqfaq's NES Pinball Quest in 03:39.52
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Encode... Wait, I have that game! I'll watch, then edit :P EDIT: HOLY!!! To freaking fast! Yes vote, for (at last!) an improvement for the Xkeeper's (yeah, banned guy) TAS! :-D Congratz Aqfaq!
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Encoding underway (SD and HD)
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Normally i would say Yes, but thennI thought "its not the same hack" so ill stick with meh.
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YoungJ1997lol wrote:
Normally i would say Yes, but thennI thought "its not the same hack" so ill stick with meh.
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Nice improvement, yes vote.
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It's weird. But faster is better.
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This looks so much better than the currently published one (probably because it's more optimized). I'm also glad this one has an HD encode with normal volume. Voting Yes.
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So it was the evil magnet that was behind it all? And it was defeated in a cutscene? Anyway, great play.
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Kind of a goofy little game, but I was entertained and it's an improvement, so yes.
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This game is epilepsy-inducing. (I don't have that condition, but I'm sure that if someone does, they would have to be a bit careful to not to watch this full-screen in a darkened room.) Even without the condition, it was pretty annoying at points. But that's not the TASer's fault. Otherwise it seems very well optimized.
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I always liked this game, and this run speeds through it hilariously quickly. Nice work! ...it's only now, a good 20 years later or so, that I realize just how nonsensical the end cutscene is. SURPRISE MAGNET!
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Post subject: Well done pinball TAS - we need more of these :)
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Voted Yes, partly because of good game choice but mostly because of fantastic execution. This makes me want to do another pinball TAS myself... A.C. ******
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I liked this movie.
No.
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Isn't that contradictory? You like the movie and still vote no? (For the obtuse: That was a hint that you might want to change your sig to avoid confusion.)
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looks like bad game choice to me, I wasn't much entertained
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Your signature answers your question...
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Heh, that one was totally unintended.
No.
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I finally got a chance to watch this and the published run. This is way better. Very nice job! The only boring parts were waiting to steal from the shop and the area with the boats, but there's nothing really you could've done differently with those. Yes vote.
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Yes vote, for (at last!) an improvement for the Xkeeper's (yeah, banned guy) TAS! :-D
The ban has nothing to do with the quality of the movie. Be nice. We can be glad that this movie was improved, but our joy shouldn't come from the forum status of the previous author.
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Shoutouts and thanks to mklip2001 for arguably being the nicest and most supportive person on the forums.
Post subject: Movie published
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This movie has been published. The posts before this message apply to the submission, and posts after this message apply to the published movie. ---- [1825] NES Pinball Quest by Aqfaq in 03:39.52
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I love this game- it's so wonderfully oddball.
Post subject: 512 encode (need someone to upload to archive)
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I have made a 512kb encode of this run, as this page says it doesn't have one, but unfortunately, I do not have the permissions at this time to add it to the current library on archive.org, so here is a download link, and hopefully someone with those permissions could put it up there.