Show Some Love

Posted on Aug 9th 2011 at 12:57:28 PM by (Crabmaster2000)
Posted under Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Twin Galaxies, Fastest Completion, Highest Score

After whining about my lost tape to Twin Galaxies last month, I re-recorded and then re-re-recorded my Teenage Mutant Ninja Turltes runs (after watching the first recording it was very bad quality so I found a better condition VHS tape to record on the next time). Had my lovely wife drop it off at the post office for me a few days later.

The new NES ref is a submission monster and had the tape reviewed what must have been the same day it arrived. He was also very quick to answer questions I had about both gameplay and submitting videos. Twin Galaxies states that the turnaround time for submissions is up to 3  months after receiving the game. The ref Tim Stodden told me that his average turnaround time is within 2 weeks of a videos arrival.

I was a little nervous that both of my runs (fastest completion and highest score) would be rejected for various reasons, but after speaking with the former and current refs it seemed I should send them in and hope for the best. Worst case senario was I'd have to play some more TMNT.

With the video in the mail I left town on a week long camping trip with my family. We returned home Sunday evening and spent a quite night together. Monday morning I decided to see if my score had arrived yet and it was pleasantly surprised to find that it was already approved! Thats right 1st place submissions for both Fastest Completion of TMNT and highest score on TMNT for the NES.

If your interested in checking it out for yourself head over to and click on the left tab that says "scoreboard". From there search by my name (have to be a member to do it this way) and just type Kelsy. Kelsy J Polnik should pop up so click on that and it will show all scores related to me (which are currently only the 2 TMNT ones). If your not a member just search by game and go to NES for platform and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for the title. You may notice that the competition wasnt exactly fierce (my fastest time is nearly half of the next closest persons), but I'm still quite happy to have the records. I plan to order a certificate for both records to hang in my gameroom soon.

Some of you have asked if I could put up a video of the speed run. I did record another copy to send to ShadowKisuragi to upload for me, but was waiting for the TG approval before shipping it his way. While I was waiting for that approval he has sent a friendly challenge my way to speed run another game against him in the coming months. I'll be (hopefully) getting my old PC running smoothly again and equiping it with a video capture device for the challenge. If that all goes as planned I'll be able to upload my TMNT Speed Run myself. So if thats something your interested in keep an eye on my Blog in the next couple weeks.

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Great news man!  I know you've gone through hell and back to get these on the books.  Great job and congratulations!
If anyone's interested, we're planning on speedrunning StarTropics. I'm hoping to get a stream setup where people can view both at the same time when we're practicing/racing, but it should be an interesting affair.
Sweet!!!  "747," still remember that from the secret in the manual. Smiley

Awesome story!  Glad to hear you finally got the run it.
I always remember it by thinking of the Boeing plane Smiley

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