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Donkey Kong Country Returns is a side scrolling platformer that came out in 2010. Donkey Kong goes on an adventure to get his stolen Banana Hoard back from the Tiki Tak Tribe who captured it. There are 8 different worlds that Donkey Kong needs to access to progress forward and get closer to the Hoard.

Game objectives

  • Aims for fastest time
  • Takes damage to save time
  • Grabs keys in shop to complete less levels in certain worlds to save time
  • Emulator used: Dolphin 5.0

Comments

This run was done... on a very bad PC that would literally crash the game everytime we went to world 8. We got the help we needed from our good friend, Jaiden to assist us in finishing the game.

Other comments

If I'm being honest, this wasn never submitted before here because of... well, me thinking about certain parts of the run and how they could be optimized like at timestamp 1:12:57. It was unintended, but I thought the simplest mistakes, and sections that could be optimized weren't submission worthy. Saying this because I was thinking of my previous submissions... when now I'm realizing it was because of my game choice.
But here you go. The very first Donkey Kong country returns TAS. I apologize for the 6 month delay.

slamo: Claiming for judging.
slamo: I think the optimization is good enough overall. When I was comparing levels to the RTA record, I had some concerns at first because 1-6 is noticeably slower in the TAS. You mentioned a delayed punch on the world 7 ending as well. However, as I kept going with the comparisons, it seems your understanding of the game improved and the run maintained a good quality of optimization after that. Every run this long is going to have some mistakes in it, and the great parts of the movie are redeeming enough that I think this should be published. Accepting!

EZGames69: Processing...

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Finally, after waiting for 6 months to be submitted!
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Can confirm sync on this:
[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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Good. For some reason, I always thought that movies wouldn't work unless the keybinds were the same.
I remember 3 years ago when I was new here, and kept PMing people thinking that was the only way to send replies in the discussion forums. Also thought my SCD++ TASes were legit. All 3 of them are flukes. I was an idiot. XD
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EZGames69 wrote:
Can confirm sync on this:
That's good news, Wii TASes on Dolphin are easier to desync, greatest luck for it to sync.
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Oh and our Additional author has made an account now. Her username is Jaiden: https://tasvideos.org/Users/Profile/Jaiden
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I don't know what the game hash in the DTM is, but this movie syncs all the way through on the USA Rev 1 version, as seen on redump.
MD5: 09ab792ad383280a0b5fba8f5d34ff97	
SHA-1: bfd468160eff04622f70d845ac539b042e55e7b2
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Thank you, slamo. Also, I wonder how slow is 1-6 here compared to the RTA?
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TheRandomMaster wrote:
Thank you, slamo. Also, I wonder how slow is 1-6 here compared to the RTA?
It's about 1 second slower than RTA Judging from watching both the RTA and TAS side by side, the issue is you get a bunch of speed when riding down a rail, and you can preserve that through jumps. TAS doesn't do it as much so it loses time.
[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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Alright. Thanks for telling me.
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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. ---- [4925] Wii Donkey Kong Country Returns by TheRandomMaster, SpeedyTheHedgehog & Jaiden in 1:25:02.95