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Adventure Island II (Any %) (Single Segment)

Decision: Accept

Congratulations to 'Whitman_Price_'!
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Adventure Island II (Any %) (Single Segment)

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Please refer to the Verification Guidelines before posting. Verifications are due by Sept. 7, 2014.

Please post your opinions about the run and be certain to conclude your post with a verdict (Accept/Reject). This is not a contest where the majority wins - I will judge each verification on its content. Please keep your verification brief unless you have a good reason otherwise.

After 2 weeks I will read all of the verifications and move this thread to the main verification board and post my verdict.
F*ckin' sanity effects...
While it's evident on occasion that there are hesitations or safe strats, this is excellently played and really well-planned even if you don't read the runner's comments, and the one thing that's really noticeably a mistake for the viewer who hasn't played the game is in the second-to-last level.  This could be a bit faster, but it's an easy accept IMO and the audio/video check out dandy.
A/V quality:
Looks good overall over all 3 versions.

Audio quality is great and properly in sync with the visuals.
Video:  Some noticeable visual glitches during level 2.2 (third level in the run) and minor ones in a few other levels but I feel that's due to the graphical limitations of the NES itself and not the runner's fault.

Note: A/V notes are based on viewing copies of the videos I downloaded to my PC. Viewing in the browser was extremely laggy, though that could have been my internet which had just returned from a 15 minute outage.

Cheating: None detected

The run itself looked smooth. There is some slight hesitation or use of safety strats, but overall it is well planned and played. 
There is one execution error, losing the dino in the second-to-last level. As noted in the runner's comments this loses a fair chunk of time, but is not a run killer as you don't need that dino type in the final level.

While the runner admits this could be faster due to some small mistakes and use of safe strats in some situations, it's a solid run of this game that is not yet represented here.

Verdict: Accept
I can't see any video files in the linked directory? (I might just as well say that I'll verify this game once the video is available again)
Not a walrus
They seem available now, but I know there's been some lingering issues from the server upgrade so it wouldn't surprise me if that was why they weren't showing up before.
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jeffsledge: 2014-08-26 04:19:24 pm
I have ran this game and deem this run worthy to be accepted.
a/v: good
cheating: none

its almost a flawless run. Accept.
I have played through this game and I also made a draft route for speedrunning it (never got around to actually doing attempts though).

It's great to see this game getting such a high-quality speedrun. I'm sure I'll re-watch this from time to time.

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CarpetCrawler: 2014-09-05 05:44:59 am
This is a great run that features very minor execution flaws that cost minor amounts of time in what is, frankly, a ridiculously hard and very impressive speedrun. This game is a nightmare casually, speedrunning it is almost like pure madness. ACCEPT. This is a great run and an absolutely fantastic watch!!
Decision posted.
I'm addicted to games
Can someone do me the favor of writing an intro to this game for its game page?
Feel free to keep what you want of the following:

Adventure Island II was released in the US in 1991 by Hudson Soft. The game's formula follows that of the first game. Island hop your way through 8 worlds full of classic 2d-platforming action and save the kidnapped girl from the evil witchdoctor. The second game turned down the difficulty a notch, but compensated by increasing the fun factor instead. New elements such as dinosaur helpers and an overworld map were introduced and the levels got more variation to them.