@rtw when you are navigating the game list, press 1P and you'll instant load that game into slot 1.
About the animations there is an option to switch them off. Let.me.know if you can't find.it.
It only happens if animations are turned off.
I have found the animation setting but it does not turn off what I want.
When the system boots you get a logo fading in, then you get a menu and when you hit 1P Start the POW starts walking off the screen. I would like the system to boot straight into the menu and no POW present.
So maybe a menu option which says:
. No fade-ins and no POW
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