Magician Lord: A secret is revealed (after 23 years)

Joneo

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Awesome! I never knew you could multi-jump, but I was usually too busy getting murdered by frogs anyway.
 

Azra113

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Cool find, now if I could only afford this game.
 

shadowkn55

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And the price for Magician Lord MVS just jumped 50%...
 

Arcade Magician

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Stage 1 Easter egg
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Mendel

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How convenient. Just after I bought one...
I´ll probably wake up soon.
 

Mendel

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cant have sounds on this work puter... so how do you actually pull it off? looks like he is firing while jumping all the time?
 

Yodd

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/me waits for Dion to pop into this thread saying he discovered this in the 90's.
 

GutsDozer

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Whaaaaaa???? That's crazy! I have to try that scrolling through the wall trick. I can't believe you can double jump. Awesome find!!
 

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I can't reproduce this on MVS. I guess the timing is super-strict, because I can't seem to get it to happen.
 

Teddy KGB

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I can't reproduce this on MVS. I guess the timing is super-strict, because I can't seem to get it to happen.

Yeah, I tried it the other night on my home cart. Can't figure it out... either that or I have slow reflexes, which could totally be the issue here for me. ;)
 

Joneo

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The uploader* says it was done with the CD version.

(*by which I mean AM)

Translated instructions from NeoGeoKult:
Double Jump: Press jump and shoot with a very slight shift (jump slightly before firing), then again when the first shot is fired. The timing window is very tight! Note: This trick only works with Elta, Shinobi and Waterman (easier to do with it).
 
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NeoGeoNinja

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And the price for Magician Lord MVS just jumped 50%...
Pun intended or not, SNKorSWM is gonna be pissed you beat him to the punch...

Also, it seems with this new double-jump discovery, people can no longer complain about the double-jump in the MD Shinobi titles ;)
 

Xian Xi

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Weird. I knew about the double jump thing as I did it by accident using the water guy before but I never thought to exploit it and go up walls and stuff.

You just made Magician Lord the Super Mario of the Neo Geo.

Time for some tricks.
 

SNKorSWM

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Pun intended or not, SNKorSWM is gonna be pissed you beat him to the punch...

Also, it seems with this new double-jump discovery, people can no longer complain about the double-jump in the MD Shinobi titles ;)

Now why would I be pissed when the value of my cart just jumped by 50%? XD
 

RetroGiga68k

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The uploader* says it was done with the CD version.

(*by which I mean AM)

Translated instructions from NeoGeoKult:
Double Jump: Press jump and shoot with a very slight shift (jump slightly before firing), then again when the first shot is fired. The timing window is very tight! Note: This trick only works with Elta, Shinobi and Waterman (easier to do with it).

Ok I can confirm this double-jump trick works perfectly on my non-modded JP AES, using a variation of the above quoted method using Elta.

Surprisingly for something hidden for so long, it's not difficult... I was able to successfully double-jump using my first life right at the beginning of Stage 1, with no practice necessary. Just quickly tapped A-then-B about 1/10th seconds apart, three times in quick succession. i.e. A,B,A,B,A,B sometimes with 1/4 second pause after the first A,B. When successful, my blue magician hat leaves the top of the screen, at the opening screen of Stage 1, which is not possible with a normal jump. Amazing secret! Congrats to the OP for finding this.
 
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