Friday, December 28, 2012

Time Attack Records


Refer to my Time Attack video here: http://youtu.be/U_3WyMiRDFg
Update video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyA40lwGiNI
Unidone's NTA video here: http://youtu.be/z65VX9-M3SY

This entry is to keep an updated record of the fastest times that have been recorded to date. Below are the fastest PS2 & PS3 times I could find with 'video evidence' on the web. Other players may have beaten these times and some have posted them on gaming forums in the past, but without video proof I won't be adding them here. Note: I add new updates above the previous ones (check the dates).

Full Gameplay Records
The current world record for a full game speed run (as far as I know ) is 1:42:52 by Otaku Gamer (www.twitch.tv/the_otaku_gamer), see his video here:

So this is the record to beat and it requires all the time attack skills gained from defeating all 16 colossi! Only a supreme player could possibly beat this time (could it be you?)

(11-12-15)
Update: Sadly for Meows - who spent so much time perfecting his game play, the Japanese master Shirapon has broken his record! Beating the whole game in a staggering 1:31:07, just 2 minutes 40 seconds time difference! It's up to Meows to rise to the challenge and defeat this Japanese master of the game xD. Watch Shirapon's amazing full play through here: http://www.twitch.tv/shirapon021212/v/29250693

(30-08-15)
Update: Awkward Meows has broken his previous record and achieved a new world record time for a complete playthrough of the game with 1:33:47! Congratulations Awkward ; )
Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vnG-NXkdic

(25-12-14)
Update: Awkward Meows has achieved a new world record time for a complete playthrough of the game with 1:41:35 (Note: This includes playing as Dormin at the end cut scene). I actually think you can stop the timer after Malus (#16) is defeated as the end cut scene will always play out the same no matter what, in which case Awkward Meows' time would be 1:38:58.
Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtCOHnNC884

Normal Time Attack World Records


Hard Time Attack World Records


Time Attack Updates
There is only one version of the PS3 game as opposed to the PS2 (i.e. NTSC or PAL). But some players such as Tsunamayo, are faster than the fastest times for the PS2 version, which is amazing as the PS3 version I found more difficult to play as Wander seems to stumble around a lot more when climbing the colossi.

(23-09-16) Stormglad has beaten Marcelo Cimeries SotC's record for HTA Basaran (#9) of 0:54;79 with a new world record time of 0:49:41. See video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38AzvB1kUKg

Stormglad now holds the most Time Attack world records of any player in the history of the game! 15 out of a possible 32 records (that is 16 for NTA and 16 for HTA), so just about half of the total records. He is truly the Mozart of the Shadow of the Colossus Time Attack records! Never have we seen a player with such skill as this - props to Stormglad! 

(16-09-16) Stormglad has beaten Marcelo Vianna's record for HTA Kuromori (#8) of 0:56:33 with a new world record time of 0:53:03. See video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFjODPVpFzE

(11-09-16) Stormglad has beaten Tsunumayo's record for HTA Hydrus (#7) of 0:45:34 with a new world record time of 0:44:74. See his video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSsuayBbCKY

(27-08-16) Stormglad has beaten Rafael's record for HTA Avion (#5) of 1:38:53 with a new world record time of 1:36:62. It's an amazing acrobatic play through - you have got to see this to believe it! Watch it herehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nD1Y4skG9ds

(20-08-16) Stormglad has beaten Marcelo Vianna's record for HTA Phaedra (#4) of 1:33:25 with a new world record of 1:29:12. See video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wrokm3R3Wcw

(13-08-16) Stormglad has beaten MgoStun's long held record for HTA Gaius (#3) of 1:45:71 with a new world record time of 1:42:87. This record was held since 2010, although I think the actual video by MgoStun was released even earlier as it can only be found on alainaiso's Youtube channel (who may have uploaded it later)? The amazing thing about this record is that is was achieved on the PS3! MgoStun's record was made on the US version of the PS2, which is much easier to accomplish. If you have ever played the Hard Time Attack trials on the PS3 you will understand just how difficult the third colossus is to defeat in the allotted time, let alone to break the world record. Players always complain that the 3rd colossus in Hard Time Attack is too hard to defeat, but Stormglad has used some unique techniques and his amazing skills to pull off the impossible! Congrats ; )

See video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHT0RO7SE7Y

(27-07-16) Stormglad has beaten Tsunumayo's old record for NTA Cenobia (#14) of 1:20:20 with a new time of 1:19:87. Stormglad now holds eight world record times beating out all other players. Next is Cimeries SotC and Marcelo Vianna with five, Unidone with four, Tsunumayo, Noocurrname & Mikael Gamer with two, then Shirapon and Rafael with one each. Checkout Stormglad's channel page here:

(23-07-16) Cimeries SotC has broken his own record for NTA Pelagia (#12) of 0:43:70 with a new time of 0:40:98. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5bdfQ4H4Mw&t=0s

(14-07-16) Stormglad has beaten Marcelo Vianna's record for NTA Malus (#16) of 1:32:61 with a new time of 1:30:70. Jarrod Mitchell's time of 1:41:59 stood for years and many never expected it to be broken, but there is a new breed of players changing our previous misconceptions of what is possible. See this amazing run here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lubcxlcfabg&t=0s 

(09-07-16) Cimeries SotC has beaten Unidone's old record for NTA Pelagia (#12) of 0:45:80 with a new time of 0:43:70 - congrats Cimeries - you are one of the best Time Attack players in the world right now ; )

(06-07-16) Stormglad has beaten Tsunumayo's old record for NTA Argus (#15) of 0:39:41 with a new time of 0:38:41 - exactly one second faster. Notable for a new shortcut where he jumps from Argus's shoulder to the hand weak spot, cutting down the time required.

(22-06-16)
A new player, Rafael just beaten Marcelo Vianna's old time (by a few tenths of a second!) of 1:38:96 with a new time of 1:38:53 for HTA #5 (Avion). Congrats to you Rafael ; )

(21-06-16)
Stormglad has broken Marcelo Vianna's old time of 1:05:89 with a new time of 1:02:99 for NTA #13 (Phalanx). Congrats to you Stormglad ; ) See video here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFYgcTGWN90&t=0s

(02-06-16)
Stormglad has made yet another world record! We should keep a close eye on this player as he has appeared out of nowhere and is fast becoming a real Time Attack contender. He has again beaten one of Unidone's records of 0:35:58 for NTA #9 (Basaran) with a new time of 0:32:64. See video here:

(15-05-16)
Stormglad has broken Unidone's old time of 0:33:32 with a new time of 0:32:67 for NTA #6 (Barba). Congrats to you Stormglad ; ) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G76Q2mcoKec

(25-05-16)
Stormglad has achieved another record for the charts! He has beaten Marcelo Vianna's time of 0:29:11 with a new time of 0:28:94 for colossus #8 Kuromori in NTA. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2_oer9CbJ8

(06-05-16)
A new player on the scene called Stormglad has broken Unidone's old record for Phaedra (#4) NTA with a time of 0:42:29. Welcome to the records list Stormglad ; ) 
You can watch his video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hK6Og7SRcZs

(25-04-16)
Update: Cimeries SotC has beaten Noocurrname's long held record for Pelagia (#12) HTA by a mere second! Congrats Cimeries, you now hold 4 world record times!

(23-08-15)
Marcelo Vianna has broken a new record for Cenobia (#14) HTA, (1:34:37) beating out Noocurrname's old time of 1:35:71 on the PS2. Congrats again Marcelo, you now hold 8 world record times! Amazing! 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVvH7O9N39E

(25-05-15)
Yet another record has been set by Cimeries SotC, this time for Argus (#15) HTA, (1:29:55) again beating Noocurrname's previous record of 1:30:16. Looks like we have another serious player here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGpg60k9EpU

(12-02-15)
A new record has been set by Cimeries SotC for Basaran (#9) in HTA, (0:54:79) beating out Noocurrname's long held record of 0:57:77. Congrats Cimeries!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6PN32XOq50

(20-10-14)
Marcelo Vianna has again recorded a new record for HTA #4 blasting away Unidone's previous PS3 record of 1:38:81 with a new time of (1:33:25) for the 4th colossus (Phaedra). This is also faster than Noocurrname's PS2 HTA time of 1:33:73. So in one video he has bettered two of the world's fastest players! He is on his way to be the fastest Shadow of the Colossus player of all time! Congrats dude - you deserve the praise!

(25-06-14)
Marcelo Vianna has again achieved a new record for HTA #13 of (1:18:16) just beating out Nooccurname's previous record of 1:18:40 on the PS2, although Marcelo plays on the PS3 and the previous record for HTA #13 on the PS3 was held by Unidone of 1:19:23. Looks like we can expect more amazing records from this player ; )

(21-03-14)
Marcelo Vianna has achieved the fastest ever time for NTA #8 with an amazing time of (0:29:11). This beats the previous record held by Tsunamayo of 1:35:52 by a whopping 3 seconds!

(02-03-14)
Tsunumayo has achieved a new record for NTA #16 (1:35:52) breaking his previous record of 1:40:79. He has also made a significant new discovery in his path towards Malus! Instead of the usual route he has found an even quicker way - watch it here:

(19-02-14)
Mikael Gamer has achieved a new record for HTA #1 (0:52:31) breaking Noocurrname's previous record of 0:59:19. Again I only have the idol note time for this, not the video evidence, but he did post a video with a time of 0:58:84 which is still faster than the previous record: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trHkcFWbqdA

(28-01-14)
Marcelo Vianna has achieved the fastest time for HTA #5 (Avion) with a time of (1:38:96) played on the PS3 A remarkable achievement ; ) You cam watch his video here:

(19-01-14)
A player named Mikael Gamer has achieved two new records in NTA mode, #5 (1:20:14) and #10 (0:34:94) breaking Unidone's and Shiapon's previous records. Note: I only have the idol note times for these records, not the video evidence, but I'll add them in any case.

(10-01-14)
Alainaiso has informed me of a new NTA record for #7 (Hydrus) by Tsunamayo with an amazing time of (0:39:37)! This beats his previous record of 0:41:14. Video here:

(29-12-13)
Noocurrname has just released three more videos which break previous records.
HTA #1 - 0:59:19
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xw1ibMLc9zE
HTA #2 - 1:22:76
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jx1So4rGQg
NTA #14 - 1:24:21
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJ9VCBQWnF0

(04-12-13)
Marcelo Vianna has recorded at time of (1:54:22) for HTA #16 beating out Unidone's record of 1:56:42. Although to be fair there aren't many PS3 HTA videos out there, so the field is wide open to exploit these times. You can see in the above list that three colossi have no times recorded yet!

(06-10-13)
Added Unidone's new NTA time of (0:55:21) for Colossus #1. Thanks to Alainaiso for keeping me updated with any new times, without him this record would be out of date ; ) We still need some better PS3 NTA times and some more PS3 HTA times to complete the list.

(01-10-13)
Well Marcelo tried again and surpassed Unidone's HTA #8 time with (0:56:33), so he is now now the official record holder for that colossus - congratulations Marcelo! Perhaps we will see more amazing times from you?

(30-09-13)
Alainaiso has informed me of a faster time for HTA #8 by Unidone of Japan. There is no video of the battle but there is video of the idol statue time stamp which is proof enough (sorry Macello).

(24-09-13)
We have a new record for HTA #8 by Marcelo Vianna of Brazil.

(09-08-13)
Tsunumayo has just released another time attack video using the PS3 version and OMG his times are amazing! You can watch his latest video here:
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x12tf6s_tsunumayo-time-attack_videogames

(18-07-13)
Unidone has made his NTA videos public! So you can watch them here at Dailymotion:
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1224e1_smile_videogames#.Uej6JNJkN8E
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1224eq_smile_videogames#.Uej6bdJkN8E

(13-07-13)
OK, I have seen the extra NTA videos of Unidone's times and as such have updated the list above. He even beat out Jarrod Mitchell's amazing time of 1:41:59 for the final colossus with a new time of 1:39:87. But there are even some faster times by another Japanese player by the name of ツナマヨ which Google translates as Tsunamayo, but I'm not sure if the translation is correct. Apparently these times are for the PS3 version (which is hard to believe) as they are faster than Unidone's NTA PS2 times. 

(10-07-13)
You can see from the NTA times above that I have made a lot of new updates from Unidone (a Japanese player). Unfortunately, it seems Unidone doesn't want his videos made public and I have only seen his first 12 NTA videos, but apparently he has more records that surpass Noocurrname's times on other private videos. So you will just have to take my word for his NTA times for now until he agrees to make them public again.

(29-06-13)
Nooccurename has recently added three new records to the list. He has beaten Shirapon's old record for NTA #13, (1:10:40) by three seconds with a new time of (1:07:13). He beat Shirapon's old time for HTA #16 (1:58:96) with a new time of (1:58:36) (less than a second's difference!). And he succeeded in breaking another of Shirpon's records for HTA #7 (1:10:91) with a new record of (1:06:56). So congratulations Nooccurname! Soon all the records will be yours ; ) I also noticed a mistake I made with NTA #15, Shirapon actually had the best time on this one.

HTA Colossi Health Values
Here I will list the Hard Time Attack colossi health values, or the Hard Mode Colossi health values (Note: The colossi health values are the same in game as they are for time attack). Each colossus starts with a set amount of health, as does Wander when the game starts. Wander gains 4 health points and 8 grip points for every colossi kill and these values are what you get when you play in Time Attack mode.

#01 - Valus (300)
#02 - Quadratus (330)
#03 - Gaius (255)
#04 - Phaedra (240)
#05 - Avion (285)
#06 - Barba (345)
#07 - Hydrus (255)
#08 - Kuromori (330)
#09 - Basaran (360)
#10 - Dirge (390)
#11 - Celosia (285)
#12 - Pelagia (315)
#13 - Phalanx (405)
#14 - Cenobia (330)
#15 - Argus (390)
#16 - Malus (405)

To find the colossi health values I first froze the colossi, then moon jumped up onto their heads and using my memory editor searched for an 'unknown' float value. Then I stabbed the colossi's sigil once then 'sub-searched' for a 'decreased' value, this searches for any values that are lower than the first values it found. Repeat this a number of times and you will be able to find the colossi's health code.


The list below shows Wander's health and grip values he starts with for each colossus in time attack (these are the same as in normal game play mode). The following lines show the colossi's health values and by how much it decreases with every stab of the sword, the bracketed value denotes the amount of damage Wander delivers with each stab. (Note: I had full grip strength when stabbing the sigils, but during an actual battle the grip strength would be reduced as you are hanging on at various parts of the colossus).

HTA Colossus #1 - Valus
100 health 100 grip (Wander's health & grip)
1st Sigil (Head) 300 > 267 > 234 > 201 > 168 > 150 (33)
2nd Sigil (Arm) 150 > 117 > 84 > 51 > 18 > 0 (33)

HTA Colossus #2 - Quadratus
104 health 108 grip (Wander's health & grip)
1st Sigil (Head) 330 > 304 > 278 > 252 > 226 > 220 (26)
2nd Sigil (Side) 220 > 194 > 168 > 142 > 116 > 110 (26)
3rd Sigil (Back) 110 > 84 > 58 > 32 > 6 > 0 (26)

HTA Colossus #3 - Gaius
108 health 116 grip (Wander's health & grip)
1st Sigil (Head) 255 > 238 > 221 > 204 > 187 > 170 (17)
2nd Sigil (Arm) 170 > 140 > 111 > 85 (30-29-26)
3rd Sigil (Stomach) 85 > 68 > 51 > 34 > 17 > 0 (17)

HTA  Colossus #4 - Phaedra
112 health 124 grip (Wander's health & grip)
1st Sigil (Shoulder) 240 > 224 > 208 > 200 (16)
2nd Sigil (Shoulder) 200 > 184 > 168 > 160 (16)
3rd Sigil (Head) 160 > 138 > 116 > 94 > 72 > 50 > 28 > 6 > 0 (22)

HTA  Colossus #5 - Avion
116 health 132 grip (Wander's health & grip)
1st Sigil (Wing) 285 > 244 > 228 (41-16)
2nd Sigil (Wing) 228 > 187 > 171 (41-16)
3rd Sigil (Tail) 171 > 126 > 81 > 36 > 0 (45)

HTA  Colossus #6 - Barba
120 health 140 grip (Wander's health & grip)
1st Sigil (Head) 345 > 315 > 285 > 255 > 230 (30)
2nd Sigil (Back) 230 > 200 > 170 > 140 > 115 (30)
3rd Sigil (Hand) 115 > 75 > 35 > 0 (40)

HTA  Colossus #7 - Hydrus
124 health 148 grip (Wander's health & grip)
1st Sigil (Spine) 255 > 221 (34)
2nd Sigil (Spine) 221 > 187 (34)
3rd Sigil (Spine) 187 > 153 (34)
4th Sigil (Head) 153 > 100 > 47 > 0 (53)

HTA  Colossus #8 - Kuromori
128 health 156 grip (Wander's health & grip)
Weak spots on legs 330 > 328 > 326 (2)
1st Sigil (Stomach) 326 > 298 > 270 > 242 > 214 > 186 > 162 (28)
2nd Sigil (Stomach) 162 > 134 > 106 > 78 > 50 > 22 > 0 (28)

HTA  Colossus #9 - Basaran
132 health 164 grip (Wander's health & grip)
Weak spots on legs 360 > 359 > 358 (1)
1st Sigil (Head) 360 > 322 > 284 > 246 > 208 > 170 > 132 > 94 > 56 > 18 > 0 (38)

HTA  Colossus #10 - Dirge
136 health 172 grip (Wander's health & grip)
Arrow in eye 390 > 384 (6)
1st Sigil (Back) 384 > 344 > 304 > 264 > 224 > 190 (40)
2nd Sigil (Back) 190 > 150 > 110 > 70 > 30 > 0 (40)

HTA  Colossus #11 - Celosia
140 health 180 grip (Wander's health & grip)
1st Sigil (Back) 285 > 187 > 89 > 0 (98)

HTA  Colossus #12 - Pelagia
144 health 188 grip (Wander's health & grip)
1st Sigil (Stomach) 315 > 268 > 221 > 174 > 127 > 80 > 33 > 0 (47)

HTA  Colossus #13 - Phalanx
148 health 196 grip (Wander's health & grip)
Air bags 405 > 397 > 389 > 381 (8) Note: Shooting the airbags later has no effect on the value
1st Sigil (Back) 381 > 333> 285 > 245 (48)
2nd Sigil (Back) 245 > 197 > 149 > 110 (48)
3rd Sigil (Back) 110 > 62 > 14 > 0 (48)

HTA  Colossus #14 - Cenobia
152 health 204 grip (Wander's health & grip)
1st Sigil (Back) 330 > 283 > 236 > 189 > 142 > 95 > 54 > 7 > 0 (47)

HTA  Colossus #15 - Argus
156 health 212 grip (Wander's health & grip)
1st Sigil (Head) 390 > 351 > 312 > 273 > 234 > 225 (39)
2nd Sigil (Chest) 225 > 150 > 75 > 60 (75)
Note: Stabbing his sword arm has no effect on the value
3rd Sigil (Hand) 60 > 19 > 0 (41)

HTA  Colossus #16 - Malus
160 health 220 grip (Wander's health & grip)
Note: You can get Malus' health down to 81 with explosive arrows or the harpoon of thunder etc.
Weak spot (Back) 405 > 395 (10)
Note: If you keep stabbing its back you remove 10 points per stab
Stab hand 395 > 385 (10)
Note: If you keep stabbing its hand you remove 10 points per stab
1st Sigil (Head) 405 > 351 > 297 > 243 > 189 > 135 > 81 > 27 > 0 (54)

Time Attack Items
For every two colossi defeated in time attack you receive one item that appears in the pool of water at the back of the Shrine of Worship. You get different items for the Normal and Hard time attacks with the exception of the fruit tree map and lizard detection stone, which you get in both modes.

Two items were removed from the final release of the game but are still present in the program code as are the animations of Wander receiving them in the pool. The 'Mask of the Titans' appears to be just another mask that gives you more strength when stabbing a colossus, but since the other two masks do this they may have decided it wasn't needed. The 'Eye of the Colossus' lets you see through the eyes of the colossus you are fighting.

You can, however, get these items in the Preview (or pre-release) version of the game and test them out. The Eye of the Colossus is fun to play around with but for most of the colossi it doesn't work very well and it doesn't work at all for number 3 (Gaius). It's accessed by pressing R3 on the controller (only in the Preview version). The camera seems to move around wildly and you can see inside the colossi's head at times. You have no control of the camera either so all you can do is watch where the colossus moves. But for some (like #5 Avion) it works well and you can fly around the arena watching the action from its point of view (see inset image above). When the colossus is moves a specific distance away from Wander the Eye of the Colossus stops working and you hear a 'beep' like sound to let you know. So you have to be close enough to the colossus for it to work.

NTA Item Descriptions
That is the "Whistling Arrow"... By using it, thou shalt be able to avert the attention of a colossus...

That is the "Cloak of Force"... By wearing it, thou shalt be able to inflict more grievous injuries upon a colossus...

That is the "Mask of Strength"... By wearing it, thou shalt be able to inflict deeper wounds upon a colossus...

That is the "Lizard Detection Stone"... By using it, thou shalt be able to find the lizards throughout the world...

That is the "Fruit Tree Map"... By using it, thou shalt be able to find the fruit tress throughout the world easier...

That is the "Mask of Power"... By wearing it, thou shalt be able to inflict more grievous injuries upon a colossus...

That is the "Cloak of Deception"... By using it, thou shalt become invisible to the colossus...

That is the "Flash Arrow"... That arrow explodes... Thou may be able to injure a colossus without aiming for the vitals...

HTA Item Descriptions
That is the "Harpoon of Thunder"... With it, thou shalt be able to inflict greater damage upon a colossus from afar...

That is the "Sword of the Sun"... It is able to gather light even in places sunlight cannot reach...

That is the "Fruit Tree Map"... By using it, thou shalt be able to find the fruit tress throughout the world easier...

That is the "Shaman's Cloak"... By wearing it, thou shalt receive less injuries...

That is the "Lizard Detection Stone"... By using it, thou shalt be able to find the lizards throughout the world...

That is the "Shaman's Mask"... By wearing it, thou shalt receive fewer injuries...

That is the "Cloth of Desperation"... Use it when thou hast fallen off a colossus and thou art in peril...

Ahh... That is the "Queen's Sword"... It can inflict a mortal blow with one strike to the vitals.

Extra Item Descriptions
That is the "Mask of the Titans"... By wearing it, thou shalt gain the power to inflict deeper wounds upon a colossus...

That is the "Eye of the Colossus"... By using it near a colossus, thou shalt be able to see what the colossus sees...

9 comments:

  1. Woa! I did not knew Noocurrname.
    I was watching the videos from shirapon some days ago.
    This dude is insanely awesome.

    It's a nice idea to have this records updated.

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  2. incridible! Nomad u have the Tsunamayo video links?
    thanks ^^

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  3. Thank u so much for having such a nice and entertaing stuff for us. I really enjoy your blog and the way you have describe your content.I also have some amazing and wonderful stuff and i wana to share it with you.
    World Records List

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  4. I am wondering if beating the game a certain number of times, or if any thing eventually allows you to use the items from time attack in time attack?

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  8. Hello Nomad, I can do NTA on emulador?

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