This is a TAS of River City Ransom. It's 130 seconds faster than the current published run, due to better precision, more use of weapons, and new glitches. It's a little slower than the last submission in movie time, but the last boss dies faster.
This run:
  • Aims for fastest time
  • Abuses programming errors in the game
  • Takes damage and uses death to save time
  • Controls 2 players
Here's a brief explanation of the bugs used:
Left+right bug If you double-tap left+right, the character gets a glitchy animation and can die. The death is usually used to reduce lag, but it is once used to death-warp. Also, if the character is carrying the other character, he can throw him through walls.
Bunny-hop kick glitch When jumping and kicking, you do a high-damage flying kick. However, if you kick just before hitting the ground, the character bounces, allowing several flying kicks to be delivered in a row. An offshoot of this is the trash-can trick, where you kick someone and a trashcan simultaneously, dealing double damage.
BIG thanks to DeHackEd, for fixing the .fcm into one that the site could accept. And thanks to my friend Flame_gamer, who discovered the bunny-hop glitch that inspired me to start this run.

adelikat: Accepting for publication to obsolete the published movie.

adelikat: Processing.

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This topic is for the purpose of discussing #1663: Chamale's NES River City Ransom in 06:53.42
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I assume the only thing that was changed was the ending so I'll throw in a yes even though I slightly preferred the old submission.
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MUCH nicer ending. You have my yes vote.
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Out of curiosity, when was the last time a sub-10 minute movie was improved by 2 minutes?
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Yes,much better ending this time.
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The only thing entertaining in this run were the boss fights, and even at the end of those you just stood there waiting for the text to finish without doing anything interesting. Most of the run was "___ has lost all his power!" and the other player running across the screen. Voting: No.
Out of curiosity, when was the last time a sub-10 minute movie was improved by 2 minutes?
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Finally, another good RCR submission!!! It certainly can be improved timewise by the looks of it, but it's extremely entertaining so who gives a damn? Voted yes.
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Yes vote. As fun as boss suicide was, it just took too long. Nice submission.
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Is it played on hardest difficulty? the submission text doesn't say so.
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The gang members returned to class and became honor students! As before, I meh vote.
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Ending's still the same and I'm a bit tired of this run now so whatever. I give it a yes regardless.
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I vote yes. Good going on the ending.
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The ending is very funny, and the glitches are fun, except that killing the second player to avoid lag every screen is repetitive, and that I remember that the previous run had the minions hurt themselves while you avoided them, which was much, much more entertaining. I don't know what to vote, because it's better in some aspects, but worse in others, and the lag doesn't help.
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Laughed out loud at the ending. I also liked the suicides and glitches. voted yes
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I can stand watching the ending much more now. Since I was borderline about the last submission based solely on the ending, I'm giving this a yes vote.
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Watching the run in frame advance it seems the game was played on difficulty level 'Novice', the same as Sleepz' run. I liked it, especially the ending. You have my yes vote.
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It's played on Novice, because it seems that difficulty settings only makes bosses longer to kill.
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I love the way the game ends. Hilarious. Super yes vote.
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Good work man. Didn't think I was going to like this, but here I am voting yes :)
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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. ---- [944] NES River City Ransom "2 players" by Chamale in 06:53.42
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It only appears the star, but the link to the movie is missing :O
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Bisqwit must have really low expectations, because he gave a star to something that doesn't even exist! EDIT: Somebody fixed it. :(
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Is it just me, or did all the ratings for this movie suddenly dissapear? I checked this movie about an hour ago, and about 5 people had voted so far (I only remember adelikat as one of them). Now, this movie suddenly has 0 ratings. Why is this?
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Oh man, a HUGE yes vote from me!! I was cracking up at this movie. It was great. I think I missed the one that it obsoleted though. Doesn't look like there's enough sentiment for a star on this one, but if I could, I would give it a star vote. It was speed and execution and comedy all wrapped into a nice short movie.