December 8, 2010 9:52 AM Subscribe
posted by codacorolla (87 comments total)
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is a tool assisted speed run of the 1997 PSX game Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
. In it arukAdo (the author) abuses glitches in the engine to destroy the basic rules of the game world. Some highlights (though it's worth watching all the way through for fans of the game): The player character, Alucard, moves like a Trueblood vampire
, warps through space to obtain items earlier than normal
, blinks in and out of existence
, and destroys the very fabric of reality
. He explores areas outside the normal bounds of the game
, hovers myseriously in place
, and annihilates the prince of darkness in seconds.
It's been covered before (previously
), but TAS
es (tool assisted speed runs) exploit holes in a game's design to abuse random number generation, capitalize on glitches in the game's engine, and corrupt memory through deliberate manipulation.
Here are some forums that discuss TAS methodology.
If you search under the category of 'Heavy Glitch Abuse'
then you can see similar results with different games. A few of my favorites are...
Legend of Zelda 2
Chrono Trigger in ~20 minutes
Crash Bandicoot 2
(feel free to skip the repetetive parts where he's jumping on boxes or pulling crystals out of his jorts)
Lurked via the SomethingAwful forums.