Maniac Mansion (NES) Forum  /  2 character glitch in hamsteak%
  Niss3Niss3

We've got a run submitted for hamsteak% utilizing the 2-character glitch. Should we allow it or not?

In a speedrunning sence, it's faster to use the glitch and still achieve the original ruling. But looking at it from another perspective it might be against the initial idea of the category because you're not killing the 3rd character.

I'd love to hear your thoughs on this since you've recently been active @ZeroJanitorZeroJanitor @noisepolice @ShesChardcoreShesChardcore

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  ZeroJanitorZeroJanitor
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It is in the hamsteak% category rules that "The other 2 kids must perish by any means necessary". By not having the third kid present, that requirement is not being met, so I personally don't think it's in the spirit of the original category.

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  noisepolicenoisepolice

I prefer maximum carnage with all 3 teens.

But I love the new 2-person category!

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  NeSs7or9NeSs7or9

Maximum carnage! Ok ok. I submitted the 2-Character Hamsteak% run last night. I kind of figured it wouldn't fly, but I mainly did it for fun, surprisingly I did find it very fun.

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  ShesChardcoreShesChardcore

How do you perform this glitch?

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  NeSs7or9NeSs7or9

@ShesChardcoreShesChardcore

Click on the character you want and then click on start as fast as you can on the character select screen, it’s easiest to pull off with character faces closest to the start button. When the start button glitches out (showing a bunch of 7’s is the usual sign) you can typically start the game with only 2 characters.

Alternatively you can alternate clicking between the character face and start until the game glitches if you have a hard time getting the timing right

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  Avodroc42Avodroc42

2 kid Hamsteak%... could warrant an alternate category perhaps? I am excited to experiment with this 2 kid glitch for giggles... really any excuse to play more Maniac Mansion..

 
  noisepolicenoisepolice

@Avodroc42Avodroc42 there is this crazy new category called any%. You should try it sometime 😜

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  ShesChardcoreShesChardcore

After seeing the run in action, I'm fine with whatever the community wants, whether it is a subcategory or not splitting it out at all. It's a pretty interesting twist.

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  ShesChardcoreShesChardcore

Pulled off a 4:06 in this 2kid Hamsteak run -

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  NeSs7or9NeSs7or9

@ShesChardcoreShesChardcore I just submitted a 3 character sloppy 4:44 last night with what I thought was a lot of crazy crap I've never seen before, and then here you come with a 2 character 4:06 with even more crazy crap I've never seen before. Nice job! Will have to watch the whole VOD tonight.

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