14. Super Glove Ball

Super Glove Ball (1990, NES) by Mattel

Current Any% Leaderboard (speedrun.com)

Super Glove Ball
-Double Dragon
-Castlevania 2: Simon’s Quest
-Kung-Fu Heroes
-Bubble Bobble
-Life Force
-Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
-R.C. Pro-Am
-Rad Racer
-Top Gun
-Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!!
-Kid Icarus
-Donkey Kong Jr.
-Defender II
-Super Mario Bros.

I really wanted to do this trial with the actual Power Glove. In fact, I started this trial with the Power Glove. I lasted 45 minutes before my ego was almost as bloody as my knuckles. The damned glove literally skinned my knuckles bloody and I had to cut stream.

Thanks to Link_7777‘s help, I was able to figure out this weird and cryptic game’s routing and strategies. With great graphics and music, you’d think this was a fun game. And it is… for about 10 minutes. But before long, the game becomes a slog, and the speedrun isn’t really helped by anything. If nothing else, it’s just a more stressful version of the casual game.

This was the 15th game I ran in the trials… I really with I had more to say about this one. But I really don’t. It’s a boring game. Actually, I’d call it more a “Power Glove Demo” than an actual game. But it’s not awful. Just… mediocre and boring.


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