Hello everyone! I'm new here ,not only on this website but also on speedrunning in general . I started playing my childhood games, in this case Sonic The Hedgehog , and i'm having some difficulty to reach 24 sec on GHZ act 1. My best time ever was 00:25.03 but when i think i might reach it, i just simply can't . I'll leave here a youtube link to the lower time i recorded today so you can check it out and give me some feedback so i can improve myself. Thanks in advance !!
Definitely 0:24 pace, it probably would have been if you had jumped a frame later after the S tunnel. For 0:24, along with a good loop, it's ideal if you can land as close as possible to the edge of the ledge to carry as much speed as possible. It's not necessary to get a good ledge, but it pretty much carries any shortfalls earlier in the level.
Checkpoint is around the pace that you want it, ideally a 0:14.00 or better. I think there's 1-2 frames of timeloss somewhere but nothing stands out as incorrect so it's probably just rare bad luck. Loop was good enough for 0:24, there are faster speeds that you can get from it but that's not something you can manipulate. Keep playing like that and you should have it soon.
Thanks for the reply and tips! I will try my best to jump a little bit later after the S tunnel so i can keep a good speed and with that maybe reach further without losing speed so soon. I’m trying my best to reach the checkpoint a little behind the 14sec mark but where i have more problems is in the three loop jump as they seem to be quite precise, sometimes i’m doing it very fast indeed that i die right before the end of the second tunnel with 18/19 seconds. I have counter that issue with a simple tap left on the first tunnel but ended allways hitting the wall before the final crab.. maybe just need a really good run with a little luck i guess. Btw i am portuguese so sometimes i might write something weird or wrong. I apologise for that…