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Dizzy the Adventurer NES Tool-Assisted Speedrun Video

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 10:43 pm
by alden
I recently created a Tool-Assisted Speedrun of the NES game Dizzy the Adventurer.

For those unfamiliar with the term, a Tool-Assisted Speedrun (TAS) is an emulator made movie using slowdown and save-states to play the game as fast as possible. Unlike a regular speedrun where playing skill is key, a TAS involves analysis of the game and a lot of brute force to determine the fastest possible strategy.

You can view the movie on YouTube curtesy of

Or, download a high quality video and read an in depth commentary at the mother of all TAS sites,

Figured someone here would enjoy this!

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 7:32 am
by Adz.M
I remember finishing this version a while ago :) dare I ask what the "Oh Dizzy", "Oh Daisy" thing was about at the end :laugh:

Thanks for posting this :v2_dizzy_cool:

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 9:57 am
by Mat_Dizzy
Adz, somethings are better unsaid :v2_dizzy_happy:

Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 7:33 am
by alden
Haha, the Dizzy games have great dialogue.

My personal favourite from this one is:

Dizzy: Well I only gave her a jokebook.

King: Ah! But it's the way you gave it!

Glad you liked the movie :dizzy_cool:

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 10:17 am
by Adz.M
Your video has been added to, on the Videos page :)

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 2:52 am
by AndyUK
This games is brilliant. Especially the music.

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 9:42 am
by ingolemo
Dizzy isn't exactly your typical speedrun fare, but well done; it was very enjoyable. Your cloud jumping in particular was excellent.

How many save-states did that run take you - roughly?

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 2:03 am
by alden
glad you liked it ingolemo :)

yes, the cloud jumping was the trickiest part, and where stuff happens where it shouldn't, like jumping under st peter's gate and jumping to and from the juggling balls.

i only used about 4 savestate slots at a time, but according to the file i started rerecording the movie 8408 times :0

that's not to say i rerecorded from the beginning 8000 times, but i did go back and "undo" from a savestate that many times

Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 7:20 pm
by Mervin1337
Tool-assisted is noobish.

EDIT: That was the 2.400 post of the forum :)

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 10:20 am
by Mataeus
Not bad certainly, but I bet you could easily cut that time down (like where you died in the water and stuff)