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  • Gauntlet (NES)

    Posted on October 5th, 2009 keving 3 comments

    Still too busy for my own good, but I thought I would share the video that made me really interested in TASsing in general.

    In a console library full of impossible games, Tengen’s NES port of Gauntlet always struck me as the impossible-est. It’s one of my favorite Tengen titles, yes — I love the way it heavily rewrites video memory in order to get tons and tons of enemies onscreen, which made things jerky but much faster than the flicker mess of Gauntlet II’s NES port. But it’s also incredibly difficult and I never even knew where to start with it.

    And yet it’s possible to beat it in 14 minutes, assuming you were a robot. It’s mesmerizing!

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    • More like 12 minutes and a half.

    • I have completed this game the hard way. It’s not bad, although there are some obnoxious things about it. The first level in the last world has an exit that, if you enter it, immediately ends your game without ceremony, dumping you right to the title screen!

    • Watching the video, I see I was wrong; the level I remember is #89.

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