Minotaur is optional now

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mrprmiller
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Minotaur is optional now

Post by mrprmiller » Tue Dec 06, 2016 6:50 pm

The tool-assisted speedrun community discovered the Minotaur in the EGA version can be completely skipped just by going quickly past him with specific movements, thereby making Calm a suggestion and not a necessity to get past the Minotaur with low stats.

That was exciting enough to find, so I went to the VGA remake to see if the Minotaur is optional there. The answer is yes... but it's a little different. While the one is based on the timing on the Minotaur in the program, the VGA skip is a TOTALLY COOL GLITCH.

Take a look and let me know what you think!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M70zoqgZ3nQ

**What I BELIEVE is happening (and I can't prove this) is that climbing the fence as soon as the Minotaur begins his attack makes the game set the transition to the Brigand's Gauntlet. Normally, you need something like 90 Climbing to successfully make that climb, and I very much do not have that. But because there is going to be a successful transition to a fight with the Minotaur, the transition for the fence overwrites that battle and causes me to squirt inside the Brigand's Fort instead of the fight.**

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Re: Minotaur is optional now

Post by Elsa Von Spielburg » Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:38 pm

A bit trickier in the Remake but still gets the job done! :lol:
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Re: Minotaur is optional now

Post by mrprmiller » Thu Dec 08, 2016 1:58 am

I actually can't believe that glitch isn't tighter. As far as glitches go, it's pretty forgiving on mistakes. I'm excited by this one, because it means for my 100% Thief run I am working on I no longer need Magic, in theory. :)

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Re: Minotaur is optional now

Post by Elsa Von Spielburg » Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:58 am

Well, personally I prefer pure classes. :D (Y)
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