#1658: SprintGod's Genesis Marble Madness in 02:39.45

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This is the first one I've done in a while... I started it after finding a huge shortcut in the Aerial Race, and ended up finding a half dozen more in the process.
  • Gens 9Z
  • Aims for fastest time
  • Uses death as a shortcut

Improvements

  • The 'grid' control setting doubles horizontal / vertical accelleration.
  • Used RAM Watch to monitor speed and position.
  • New trick: Using dizziness to build up enough speed to roll over narrow gaps.
  • Major shortcuts on levels 3-6. The end of level 3 doesn't count as a death.

Frames Saved

    Practice :  14
    Beginner :  23
Intermediate : 121
      Aerial : 233
       Silly : 118
    Ultimate : 124

       TOTAL : 693
(Note: this doesn't match up to the movie framecount due to slower option and ending screens)

adelikat: Accepting for publication and claiming for encoding.

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Holy shit... this was just INSANE for an improvement! Now.. is there anyway the NES version can be improved with these new dizziness findings? Regardless, this is a Yes vote without hesitation! Mr. Kelly R. Flewin
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Oh wow, nice to see you TASing again, Sprint. Great video, too. some very nice glitched routes. Yes.
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Nice improvement.
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Wow, very nice shortcuts indeed. Good job.
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SprontGud strikes back. Yes vote.
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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. ---- [939] Genesis Marble Madness by SprintGod in 02:39.45
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The published video link gives me an odd error. Can someone quickly fix it?
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The movie description is wrong. The Genesis version is an almost direct port of the original Arcade game, with only a few differences that I'm aware of:
  • No trackball.
  • The edge of the screen isn't bouncy.
  • The moving bridge at the end is slower.
  • The screen is 16 pixels shorter (224 vs 240 pixels).
  • Some palette changes (only particularly noticable on the last level).
  • The music and sounds are the same (except the end-of-level jingle), but the instruments are a bit crappy, and also too loud.
There is nothing original about the NES version aside from the fact that it sucks. It's not so much a port as a complete bastardisation.
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Probably could have mentioned this some time ago. That was the description given to your movie several years ago.
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No, it was the description given to yours, which I never once read.
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holy cra, this movie own3d the game.
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This movie was cool. Somebody (saying this makes me a volunteer) should perhaps switch parts of the NES and Genesis movie descriptions, based on SprintGod's facts.
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I'm actually quite surprised that I was able to notice the improvements.
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Awesome. If it weren't for the crappy music, I'd suggest that this run should also obsolete the NES run.
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Awesome. If it weren't for the crappy music, I'd suggest that this run should also obsolete the NES run.
They're different games, mechanically, I think, and thus, different runs.
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Indeed, the sound quality of this game creatively reminds me of the bathroom after a night of Mexican. In any case, several points of this had me laughing and trying to figure out what the hell just happened, like falling off the level and winning in 1, or the flying into the tube in 2... Voting yes, if only because it was fun to watch. (Although admittedly I probably would've overwritten the sound with midis or the NES version :P)
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The previous run's link on the publication was wrong, it was linked to the [683] FDS Super Mario Bros. 2 "warps, Mario" by Michael Fried in 08:25.15 Can someone fix the link?
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I know it's nearly a decade old, but great work on this! I love the balletic, virtuosic side of TAS, and this demonstrates it perfectly. There's a completely different (and far more arcade-accurate) port that was released by Tengen in Japan for the Mega Drive. I'd love to see a TAS for that one too.