This is a tool-assisted speedrun. For more information, see http://tasvideos.org/4064M.html. TAS originally published on 2019-11-07.
Dragon Warrior is a seemingly complex but ultimately fairly simple NES RPG. The character completes his quest at Level 7.
In this eighth published movie of the game, RationalMonkey saves 13.41 (805 Frames @60 FPS) seconds over the previous run (http://tasvideos.org/4050M.html), mostly by using wings in Rimuldar rather than a deathwarp. See the author's comments (http://tasvideos.org/6535S.html) for details. There are several things about this movie that might seem odd if one is not aware of them beforehand:
* All unnecessary random encounters have been manipulated (http://tasvideos.org/LuckManipulation.html) into not happening.
* The player dies several times in order to get transported back to the beginning.
* Action commands are often delayed intentionally in order to manipulate critical hits and such.