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The original Castlevania is set in the year 1691. Simon Belmont must fight his way through the castle and destroy Count Dracula.
Morrison's Castlevania TAS is about 4 seconds faster than Phil's previous version. Like the precedent movie, this movie uses several techniques for speed:
  • (Ab)using monsters as a platform for shortcuts
  • Optimized usage of weapons
  • Luck abuse for items (Ⅱ and Ⅲ)
  • (Ab)using the main character as a critical hit weapon at bosses
  • Using bottles to restrain and pass through enemies
And standard optimizations such as not using stairs when jumping is possible.
The improvement consists mostly of new weapon strategy, and of systematic utilization of the multiple-targets-multiple-damage glitch, which enables enemies to receive damage at a much faster rate than is normal ― even to share the pain of the player character.
Note: Although this run's time is listed as 7 seconds faster than the previous time, it is partly because of a way to end the input a few seconds earlier than before as opposed to reducing the length of the movie as a whole. Thus, the movie file is 7 seconds shorter, while the encodes are only 4 seconds shorter.
Published on 10/9/2006 12:00 AM

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The original Castlevania is set in the year 1691. Simon Belmont must fight his way through the castle and destroy Count Dracula.
This TAS is about 13.6 seconds faster than the previous version by the coauthor of this movie, Morrison.
In this joint effort by Phil and Morrison, thorough optimizations are carried out at all levels of magnitude in order to get the maximum completion speed as well as lots of score points in the process.
The MSX version has been TASed as well!
There is also a run of this game which destroys as little as possible.
Published on 6/26/2007 12:00 AM

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The original Castlevania is set in the year 1691. Simon Belmont must fight his way through the castle and destroy Count Dracula.
Challenger and Morrison improve the previous TAS by 3.92 seconds, thanks to several new skips, different strategies for 2 bosses, and a better turnaround trick. Please read the authors' comments for more details.
The MSX version has been TASed as well!
There is also a run of this game which destroys as little as possible.
Published on 9/5/2018 12:00 AM

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The second quest of The Legend of Zelda is what you get by having completed the game once. It is more difficult than the first quest.
In this movie, the authors enter ZELDA as the player's name to start the 2nd quest without having to complete the game first.
This movie is 4 minutes and 13.6 seconds faster than the previous movie by Sleepz. The authors provide detailed explanations of the time savings in their submission text.
You can watch this run played back on a real NES console.
Published on 10/16/2008 12:00 AM


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