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The Lion King II is a bootleg mega drive game from china. I first learned about this bootleg from jontron: https://youtu.be/0ghGWWfzq-o?t=332
after finally finding a working rom for this game, I started to tas it. I didn’t expect to find some neat glitches with it (though I should have, considering it’s a bootleg)

Game objectives

  • Emulator used: Bizhawk 2.3.1

Stage by stage comments

Comments

I have not much to say about this really, everything is pretty straight forward. though here are some level comments anyway

Stage 1

a pretty straight forward level. one trick I do at the end is a swipe hover. if you continuously swipe in the air, you can delay your y movement, making your jumps longer. I can do this to jump over walls.

Stage 2

I halt in a few places to do a standing jump instead of a running jump as it gives me enough height to jump on ledges, if you swipe when you do a standing jump you can get back up to speed.
if you hold left and right when near a wall, you can clip into it. this only works if you are clipping into a wall from the right side. it skips a few areas where you have to climb up.
near the end I was able to clip into a ceiling of the china wall which saved 500 frames from going the normal way.

Stage 3

straight forward as well, some areas where I clip into walls and the like. not much to explain.

Stage 4

you cant enter any doors unless you kill all the enemies in the section you're in. I take the closest path to the exit so I can clip into a wall and reach the exit

Stage 5

a nearly 4 minute auto-scroller with not much going on. there are some blimps in this stage that are interesting to say the least.

slamo: Replaced movie file with a 439 frame improvement.
slamo: This movie is pretty well optimized and makes good use of the poor programming that went into this game. The game appears to be well known enough and, as you pointed out, was featured on a very popular YouTube channel, so I would say it's notable enough to warrant publication.
As for the tier, this is a borderline case. The viewer feedback was somewhat limited but positive. There are some uninteresting parts, but I think the glitches are enough to push this over the edge, and the idea of a lion rapidly spinning to phase through walls delights me. Accepting for Moons.
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This topic is for the purpose of discussing #6266: EZGames69's Genesis The Lion King II in 07:54.96
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Wow...interesting hack. Well, I love the fact that Simba decides to grow up during the climb at 1:53. "Uh...not strong enough...gotta get bigger...bigger!!!" Anyway, this looks really optimized and I love the clipping. Great job EZ! yes vote.
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nymx wrote:
Wow...interesting hack..
it's a bootleg, not a hack.
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EZGames, the run is pretty good overall, there's just one part I want you to revisit. It starts around frame 6900 (1:54 in the temp encode). It looks particularly ugly and I was able to cut 100 frames off of it: Once you're able to land on the bottom right ledge (which you can do much faster by using the L-R trick to land over there earlier) you can clip into the left wall and just jump your way up. This is just a rough draft, it could possibly be improved more. Otherwise the run looks well optimized.
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wow, good find. I'll see if I can implement this soon. EDIT: if you wouldnt mind, could you provide the movie file for this section? it will help to see if I can match it.
[14:15] <feos> WinDOES what DOSn't 12:33:44 PM <Mothrayas> "I got an oof with my game!" Mothrayas Today at 12:22: <Colin> thank you for supporting noble causes such as my feet MemoryTAS Today at 11:55 AM: you wouldn't know beauty if it slapped you in the face with a giant fish [Today at 4:51 PM] Mothrayas: although if you like your own tweets that's the online equivalent of sniffing your own farts and probably tells a lot about you as a person MemoryTAS Today at 7:01 PM: But I exert big staff energy honestly lol Samsara Today at 1:20 PM: wouldn't ACE in a real life TAS just stand for Actually Cease Existing
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Here it is: http://tasvideos.org/userfiles/info/53533608804969720 (this will desync after the improved section)
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so this is interesting. I had managed to save 163 or so more frames off of your rough draft which is good. however I decided to relook at one section in the run and found a 270 frame improvement. that improvement can be seen at around 11367, instead of clipping into the wall as soon as I get there, I realized the trampoline was actually closer than I originally thought. As far as I know this is the only thing that I had found. so now we are looking at a 439 frame improvement. here is the new file: http://tasvideos.org/userfiles/info/53534111496309487
[14:15] <feos> WinDOES what DOSn't 12:33:44 PM <Mothrayas> "I got an oof with my game!" Mothrayas Today at 12:22: <Colin> thank you for supporting noble causes such as my feet MemoryTAS Today at 11:55 AM: you wouldn't know beauty if it slapped you in the face with a giant fish [Today at 4:51 PM] Mothrayas: although if you like your own tweets that's the online equivalent of sniffing your own farts and probably tells a lot about you as a person MemoryTAS Today at 7:01 PM: But I exert big staff energy honestly lol Samsara Today at 1:20 PM: wouldn't ACE in a real life TAS just stand for Actually Cease Existing
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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. ---- [3917] Genesis The Lion King 2 by EZGames69 in 07:54.96
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Wow, a game worse than the original! I didn't think it was possible! Thanks for TASing this so none of use ever have to play it; I enjoyed it!