Remember Morimoto's Gradius speed-dancing session? =P
Well, here's a similar treat for all y'all.
Found this lil' gem flagrantly parading around on the front page of High Level Challenge
, in the news post for June 7th.
There's a link to a VirtuaNES 0.92 recording of some guy completing the entire first loop of Gradius without scoring a single point. o_O He fires a few shots to get through the weak walls in levels 2 and 6, and dies once in level 7 due to an unavoidable collision with the 4 red cannons in the narrow hallway, but other than that, this is a totally nonviolent Gradius run...o_O
And with only 226 rerecords.
It's a beautiful thing to behold. :)
I've recently been thinking of doing runs for Salamander/Life Force and Gradius 2, similar to Morimoto's speed-only run and this nonviolent run. Guess I'd better hurry up and do 'em before the Japanese beat me to the punch...(^^')