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Hello everyone.I'm computerbird,a chinese player.This is my first tool-assisted movie,and this movie is 9406 frames faster than the published movie by Xaphan.

Game objectives

  • Emulator used: VBAR 1.72 v20
  • Aim for fastest time
  • Takes damage to save time
  • Do not die
  • Do not use any Cyber-elves
  • Do not care about collecting Secret Disks (except Quick Charge)
  • Manipulates luck
  • Abuses programming errors(?) in the game

Comments

For real-time attack,I have used ABSs to pass the logo to save time.

About Weapen choise

  • Buster shot:A good weapon with kill enemys,but few use in Boss battle.
  • Z-Saber:Main weapon of zero,can give boss a high damege in a short time.But also it causes 4 frames of delay with one hit,so I don't use it more to kill enemys.
  • Recoil rod:A good weapon for high jump,very useful in some stage.
  • Shield:Maybe many people think it is no use,but with EXskills ,it will give you a “pleasantly surprised”.

About EXskills

Z-Saber:
  • GaleAttack:can hit 1-3 times with 6HP(Boss) a time,even takeing it too late,but very useful in final stage.
  • SaberSmash:we can taking it at first time,and it very useful in Boss battle
  • SpiltHeavens:combo skill,usually use it after charged saber slash
  • Throwblade:sometimes use it to instead of triple saber slash
Buster shot:
  • Burstshot:good skill,sometime very useful.
  • BlizzrdArrow:a strange skill,but very useful in the stage "Desert Of Dusk"
  • ReflectLaser:no use
  • V-shot:no use
Recoil rod:
  • 1000slash:no use
  • SoulLauncher:no use
Boomerang Shield:
  • ShieldSweep:I want use it in vs Omega Final,but when I got there,I find it no use...so I waste 2frames to open it >_<
  • OrbiteShield:useful skill,can insdead of uncharged buster shot and it looks "beautiful".

About combo

Here I give a list to show zero's skill combo,we can combo in low level to high level but not high level to low level,and some of the skill in same level,also can combo:
  • level 1:Uncharged buster shot,OrbiteShield
  • level 2:Charged saber slash,GaleAttack,BlizzrdArrow(only the firs and second shot)
  • level 3:SpiltHeavens,Throwblade
  • level 4:SaberSmash
edit:Buster shot skill can't combo with Buster shot skill.

About programming errors

When we use dash jump,we can only press button A to continou it,and there is no sound of dash,when we use this dash jump,any topographty have no effact on zero.
edit:I think this is a bug,and it can use in MMZ4 too.

Stage by stage comments

The path would exactly be:
--Intro Stage --Weapon Regeneration Factory --Aegis Volcano Base --Maritime Highway Ruins --Old Residential Section --Missile Factory --Anatrey Forest --Ice Frontline Base --Desert Of Dusk --Area X-2 --Snow Field --Energy Facility --Gigantic Elevator --Sunken Library --Sub-Neo-Arcadia --Underground Laboratory
I shall describe briefly each level and their boss:

Intro Stage (Omega)

The intro stage is pretty simple,not much more to say about,only kill a lot of enemies to get a high rank.And I let omega to use "helo attack",in order to some different with Xaphan.

Weapon Regeneration Factory (Hellbat Schilt)

Choise this stage at first only for the EXskill,and I think don't let boss disappeared will more faster.

Aegis Volcano Base (Blazin Flizard)

Not too much to say about...I only changed the mode of combo.

Maritime Highway Ruins (Childre Inarabitta)

I changed the way,and use recoil rod more perfect

Old Residential Section (Deathtanz Mantisk)

Too many way in this stage,but I think Xaphan's choies is the best,so I don't change it.The most frams I have saved is in mid boss battle.

Missile Factory (Crea & Prea)

This stage is not very hard either...Also,save many frames in boss battle.

Anatrey Forest (Hanumachine R)

I only changed the mode of combo in boss battle.

Ice Frontline Base (Blizzack Stagroff)

I have chosen this stage befor the stage Desert Of Dusk in order to taking the EXskill BlizzrdArrow.I need the EXskill in next stage.

Desert Of Dusk (Anubis Necromancess)

I saved too many frames in vs mid boss and boss... BlizzrdArrow really very useful in this stage.

Area X-2 (Copy X-2)

Not so hard,and I have saved more time in the second zone.

Snow Field (Glacier Le Cactank)

I like this stage very much,and the most important thing is:we can read the 003 chip by ourselves,there is no need to let Cerveau to read it......

Energy Facility (Cubit foxtar)

This stage is too long...and I saved too many frames in vs mid boss.

Gigantic Elevator (Tretista Kelverian)

I think it is the HARDEST stage in this game.The boss is hardest,and the elevator part is hard too,it is too long......I have chosen this stage befor the stage Sunken Library in order to taking the EXskill GaleAttack,because I need open it befor the stage Sub-Neo-Arcadia.Most frame I have saved is in the elevator part.

Sunken Library (Volteel Biblio)

Not too much to say...Only manipulate the 4 doors...

Sub-Neo-Arcadia (Crea & Prea 2)

Even I want to fight with Phantom,but he is not in the right way,so I have chosen not to fight him.The Baby Elves is easy,indeed no need manipulate...

Underground Laboratory (Omega, Omega Final, Omega ZERO)

The last stage,I killed every boss less than 400 frames except Tretista Kelverian,Omega and Omega Final.They have too much hp and the GaleAttack can't hit them...

Other comments

  • Final time in game:22'20
  • Thanks Xaphan's movie,I knew you like this game very much,and I like this game very much,too.
  • Next game is MMZ4,and I plan to tasing all the game of MMZ~~
  • Very important thing:I'm not good at English,so maybe there are too many mistakes in this article,so if you find some mistake,please tell me and help me rectify it,thanks.
  • Finally,enjoy the run.
<EDIT>VBAR V20 have too many bugs...next time I will use v19.3

Bisqwit: Uncancelled the submission.

NesVideoAgent: Hi! I am a robot. I took a few screenshots of this movie and placed them here. Oh! I also corrected the ROM name.
  • You indicated Megaman Zero 3(U).gba
  • I updated it to Megaman Zero 3 (U).gba

adelikat: Accepted as an improvement to the published movie.

DeHackEd: Mencoder approves.

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Hello,everyone,I'm new one here,I hope you like this run.I need vote- -~~ And I'm not good at English,so some times maybe I"ll make some mistakes,if you find it,please tell me and help me rectification it,thanks^_^
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First one to vote yes! Wow wow wow. What an amazing run! Everything felt well planned in this run. Very entertaining and so fast! I think you are totally awesome for creating such a nice run since this is your first submitted TAS and I really hope to see more Mega Man Zero TAS from you. Go ComputerBird!
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Guys I come from the DidyKnogRacist communite, and you are all wrong, tihs is the run of the mileniun and everyone who says otherwise dosnt know any bater! I found this run vary ease to masturbate too!!!! Don't fuck with me, I know this game so that mean I'm always right!StupedfackincommunityTASVideoz!!!!!!
Arc wrote:
I enjoyed this movie in which hands firmly gripping a shaft lead to balls deep in multiple holes.
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I don't want to get involved in this discussion, but as a point of fact C# is literally the first goddamn thing on that fucking page you linked did you even fucking read it
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Mayor Haggar and Cody are such nice people for the community. Metro City's hospitals reached an all time new record of incoming patients due to their great efforts :P
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So cool! So fast! So wonderful! So I YES!
The reminiscence of childhod. I love this game.
Post subject: Re: #2009: computerbird's GBA Megaman Zero 3 in 58:00.98
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Very importent thing:I'm not good at English,so maybe there are too many mistakes in this article,so if you find some mistake,please tell me and help me rectification it,thanks.
Actually your English is excellent, certainly quite a long shot superior to my Chinese. =) important And you should have used rectify instead of rectification, small error there. It's much more troubling that I was only able to give this a 'yes' vote and not a 'hell yes!' vote. Excellent movie! =) My favorite part was the first battle with the Frosty Cow where Zero got some glitter on his... um, X-Saber.
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I was first reluctant to watch the movie, considering the rerecord number for a 1 hour movie. But not only did I really enjoy the movie, I don't have any complains about the technical aspects of the run. Smooth execution, good planning and saved more than 2 and a half minutes. Great job. I can't but agree with angerfist, hoping that we will see more mega man zero runs from you.
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You did an incredible job and I'm really impressed by your run ! You use Exskills much better than I did and used some tricks that were completely skipped in my movies (dash jumping to climb narrow walls for example) ! That's a yes vote ! I may try an improvement one day, but that'll e hard and may take time. Once I'm done with my new MMZ4 run, I mayy pause MMZ run and go on Klonoa 2... Finally I wanted to know if you had planned to use the EU or the J version for your MMZ4 run ? You're great :) !
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Very nice run, good job. Hope we'll see more from you!
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This is the first time I ever watched a Megaman Zero TAS. There's kind of a lot of cutscenes and dialogue for a megaman game, but Flop likes. I vote yes!
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Xaphan wrote:
You did an incredible job and I'm really impressed by your run ! You use Exskills much better than I did and used some tricks that were completely skipped in my movies (dash jumping to climb narrow walls for example) ! That's a yes vote ! I may try an improvement one day, but that'll e hard and may take time. Once I'm done with my new MMZ4 run, I mayy pause MMZ run and go on Klonoa 2... Finally I wanted to know if you had planned to use the EU or the J version for your MMZ4 run ? You're great :) !
I'm using the (U) ROM in my MMZ4 run,and I think I need some RAM addresses... EDIT:Thank you,AngerFist and emu,I think I'll try my best.
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important And you should have used rectify instead of rectification, small error there.
Thank you very much^_^
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Wow, I can't believe I missed this run. Nice to see you break the game apart. I never knew that the shield boomerang was actually useful for killing bosses.
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Fantastic run! As AngerFist says, the run is amazingly well done for being your first. Yes vote.
My published movies [03:45:05] <Naohiro19> Soulrivers: ... [03:45:19] <Soulrivers> ? [03:46:35] <Naohiro19> <Soulrivers> No! <Naohiro19> So? <Soulrivers> Yes! [03:46:48] <Naohiro19> joke
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Soulrivers wrote:
Fantastic run! As AngerFist says, the run is amazingly well done for being your first. Yes vote.
It's common for Chinese TASers who have been very good and experienced players before they start to make TASes of those games. The best example is HappyLee. Oh, my vote is Yes. Good job!
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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. ---- [1142] GBA Mega Man Zero 3 by computerbird in 58:00.98
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syncs on vba-rr 23.5 svn421
  File: Mega-Man - Zero 3.GBA
CRC-32: b099577f
   MD4: c0a01fc398547d39bd207bda352c9291
   MD5: 9ce73ff9aa1473f250d103c1bdbbd738
 SHA-1: edfcb606136951374f24aa8fd7e5b4e710300301
Note that this is the (E) rom.