Forums  /  Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle  /  Glitched endings discussion
  lashaziorlashazior

So for those who don't know yet, when using the last bike clip and after the final boss battle if Alex enters the Throne room before the boss transitions, the game has a glitched ending where the final cutscene will not trigger and Alex will be stuck in the throne room indefinitely.

So there's a bit of a conundrum here. If we define the game as beating every boss and having final inputs, the game is technically over the same way it would be if you didn't do the glitch (which saves seconds). The issue is, the game is technically never over because the final cutscene never triggers.

Essentially, I'm asking for input if we should just allow this for any% runs going forward on the main category or create a secondary category for glitched runs. My main focus is that I don't really want a ton of different categories on the leaderboards unless they make some kind of logical sense (i.e. no Bike which could just be called No Power-Ups instead if you just skipped circlet).

 
  PaPandaPaPanda

Is there a video you can link of someone preforming this glitched ending? I have never seen it and i cant really picture it by your description.

Can you make inputs in this Glitched ending?

If you can move around i would view that as a softlock not an ending.

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  PaPandaPaPanda

In my personal opinion I feel that should not count as it seems more like a softlock than an actual ending.

I also don't feel like it should be another category considering it only saves around 1(ish) second(s). Also that newly discovered glitched ending would be the only difference between any% and glitched% unless you were going to make clipping with the bike banned from any% as well.

I'm not saying that a Glitched% itself is a bad idea. However with the lack of known glitches for this game it doesn't seem necessary to me.

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  DeadleiiDeadleii

I agree, looking back on it, it's most defiantly a soft lock and doesn't "end the game". I dont think we need a category maybe more of a rule to maybe not even do it at all since it dosen't simply end.

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  lashaziorlashazior

Barring anyone else's input in the matter for a reasonable reason to include it, I will consider this glitch a softlock and not permissible for an end to the run.

Rules for game have been changed to reflect this decision and this thread is now stickied.