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Jeopardy! for NES is a game that hardly needs an explanation. It certainly doesn't make a good TAS, but I took it more as a programming challenge to make a lua script that wins the game with as much money as possible. I finally managed to get a working script, and it beats the game in about 11 minutes, winning 235 100 dollars (the game can't show the 100 000 digit, but it's there in the RAM. Quite a lot for a game of Jeopardy. Here's the movie file and here's the lua script (it's quite big, so I'm not posting it in text form here.) The bot recorded all input except for the first 10 seconds. Please note that the movie is not a TAS of the game because it's not as fast possible (though it is quite fast). This was more of a lua programming challenge for me, and fans of lua bots might enjoy the script and movie, even though the movie itself is pretty dull.
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Nice application! I used Heisanevilgenius' Family Feud TAS to find that this is possible here too. Example? Link to video
I didn't kill donkey, I saved it. Current projects: Misc Donkey hacks :) Past projects: Pacifist DKC1 DKC1 Entrance randomizer DKC2 Entrance randomizer DKDC (a troll hack of DKC1) DKC1 Enemy randomizer (among other things)
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That was funny! You will need to keep the entertainment level consistently high though - a run of another broken NES Jeopardy! was rejected for failing to entertain (though I liked it).
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I liked it, but the game is too long to be consistently funny. There's like, 60 rounds of that! Plus, the rng works for sets of questions based on the frame you start. So once you start, there's NO way to change the questions... so finding one that is funny for all 60 is nigh impossible.
I didn't kill donkey, I saved it. Current projects: Misc Donkey hacks :) Past projects: Pacifist DKC1 DKC1 Entrance randomizer DKC2 Entrance randomizer DKDC (a troll hack of DKC1) DKC1 Enemy randomizer (among other things)