Tool-assisted game movies
When human skills are just not enough

Tool-assisted movies

Display options:
No screenshots
No tier icons
No flag icons
Sort by:

[Fastest Completion] = Fastest Completion

[Fastest Completion]SNES Contra III: The Alien Wars (USA) "game end glitch" in 03:20.38 by cpadolf.
snes9x movie (.smv) (date: 2009-06-14)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 21.42 MB, length: 03:28)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 22.03 MB, length: 03:28)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (youtube.com)
Submission #2273 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #1217 (03:23.27)
Rating: 7.2 (28.5 votes)
- One player in a multiplayer game
- Uses death to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter
One of the best (and best known) shooters of the 16-bit era, Contra III: The Alien Wars forgoes any semblance of plot devices in favor of good old fashioned shooting and platforming with some tough as nails bosses, especially in this, the hardest mode.

Apparently not happy with an already amazing movie, Cpadolf felt the need to go on yet another black op, optimizing his distortions of space and time on the way to a 173 frame improvement.

This movie uses a 'warping' glitch to complete the game. There is also the 2-player version, which does not.

Note: There is also a lossless encode available in the discussion thread.
Please read the welcome page if you haven't already done so. It explains the rules and methods that apply to all of these movies, particularly the use of savestates and frame advance. Also refer to our Glossary to understand terms we use, such as TAS or other unfamiliar terms.

Webmasters, please don't link directly to the files. Link to this page or the front page instead.
Republication of movies from this site is only allowed under the following conditions:
  1. Video and audio content must not be changed (including the pointers to this site).
  2. The movies must be prominently labeled as tool-assisted speedruns.
  3. The actual player(s) (always shown at this site) must be properly credited.
Do not label them with speculations. If unsure, ask the site staff for details.