New Keen4 Speedrun record!

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New Keen4 Speedrun record!

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http://www.justin.tv/cosmowright/b/293465238

Pretty cool recent attempt at a record, clocks in at sub 11:30! Uses a savegame glitch to pass Slug Village, but otherwise plays all levels legit--and has a few lucky breaks.

It both amused and didn't surprise me that the most dangerous enemy in the run is the Skypest.

Please be forewarned that he curses a few times, so if you have sensitive ears, you may want to mute the volume. :)

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I find it hard to believe no one has beaten this time, considering how much he fumbles around.
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Paramultart wrote:I find it hard to believe no one has beaten this time, considering how much he fumbles around.
Thems be fighting words!

Go on, try it!
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"You gotta be 18 to view this" wth.

Pretty nice watch, I like how the guy gets comparatively tense the further he gets. Also that's a cool timkeeping tool he has there, I wonder how and where...
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This video might be fake, but he got some amazing skills! I personally saw 3-4 mistakes, non of which were big though. Without these mistakes the time would probably be ~11:20. And the save and exit bug that he uses is still a cheat.

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Yeah--the thing is, each individual level or challenge isn't all that tricky to overcome. But when you consider that this is a single-segment speedrun, with no mid-level saves, or saves at all, it is very lucky and requires a good degree of planning.

Obviously a Tool-Assisted Speedrun (TAS) would be faster, but for an actual person playing live, this is impressive. :)

If you're looking for the tools he used, check out http://www.speedrunslive.com/tools. I think the one used in that run was WSplit.

And by all means, PLEASE challenge this speedrun! :) Record it on a stream of your own or upload to YouTube. The cool part about SpeedRunsLive is that you can challenge people to races of games live--more popular games like Super Mario 64 or Super Mario World are run multiple times daily, and the community is very welcoming to newcomers. :)

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Pretty impressive how well he knows the placement of many of the enemies and their movement tendencies based on where they start.

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Post by XkyRauh »

Most of the time, when speedrunning a game, as soon as you make a mistake, you restart/reset... If you run the beginning of the game enough times, you get a pretty good idea of what's going to happen! :)

Not shown in this run were the dozens of times he mis-fired, mis-pogoed, or just plain mis-stepped and died!

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