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18 June 2007 @ 09:51 pm
In which my useless knowledge comes in handy to someone  
The Addams Family is a Super Nintendo game that, despite being borne of a movie license, does not suck. In fact, it rules. With its well-programmed engine, player-friendly game design, and insanely huge and detailed map, it's just fun to get lost in. The game's plethora of secrets range from small caches of extra points to hidden rooms and passages, and goofing around is the most reliable way to find many of these on your own. I played the game for months and still didn't find the very last of the hidden rooms without help from other people online. After all these years, it's still one of the first that comes to mind whenever the subject of unknown and underrated games arises.

A long while ago, I wrote a walkthrough and mapped the entire mansion, and I submitted this work to GameFAQs. I knew the game well enough that the most tedious part was figuring out how to format said map in a text document.

Just this past week, I got an email from Deign, who was interested in doing a tool-assisted speed run. He found a way to glitch into the final area, and this is the result. He didn't need most of my walkthrough after all, but I'm amused that my easy-to-explain way through the convoluted chain area wound up being the fastest for him. And I'm really amused to watch Gomez flying around like crazy.
 
 
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Marcmaully on June 19th, 2007 10:10 am (UTC)
I'm constantly amazed at these types of speed runs. Awesome. :-)
The Heavy Metal Matador: Kuribo's Shoerydain on June 21st, 2007 01:14 am (UTC)
As am I. I especially enjoy glitch exploitation that would be impractical (if not impossible) during normal gameplay. According to the submission blurb, that trick of skipping through the music room wall can't be done in real time. (And Deign gave props to my walkthrough! w00t)