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  dan6820dan6820

Hi, I'm just curious how people can speedrun bullet hells. I was under the impression that there was no possible way to speed up the game since it was an auto-scroller.

 
  YungSenpaiYungSenpai

In the bullet hell titles - the bosses have a specific attack patterns (non-spells and spells) which are timed events.
If you can clear them faster by using bombs and/or correct positioning, you can cut time. (NS/SC optimization)
There is also a ton of resource management, different games have different ways to gain lives and bombs.
So the better resource management, the better NS/SC optimization.

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