TASVideos

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

Adelikat / AVGN

These are movies of games reviewed by the famous Angry Video Game Nerd.

Total movies: 49


[Tier: Moons]GB Batman: Return of the Joker (USA) in 03:41.13 by adelikat.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2010-12-28)
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Rating: 7.2 (16 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Batman returns to stop the Joker's latest insane criminal plot once again, 20 seconds faster than the last time!

This game is one of those grappling hook games, with which Batman can just swing through areas quickly. Much of the improvement comes from bunnybathopping Batman's way through levels and somewhat improved boss fights.


[Tier: Vault]Genesis Dark Castle (USA) in 00:56.37 by Aqfaq & Stanski.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2009-02-08)
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Rating: 6.6 (29.5 votes)
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
Dark Castle looks like a Genesis version of Donkey Kong. This new movie is eleven frames faster than the previous version by Aqfaq and Stanski.

Selected statement by Aqfaq:
I managed to skip most of the game, which is good because Dark Castle sucks.


[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]Genesis Michael Jackson's Moonwalker (World,r0) in 18:53.64 by Odongdong.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2014-04-29)
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Rating: 8.5 (15 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
Award - Sega TAS of 2014
This is a strange platformer where the main character, Michael Jackson, has an obsession with doing weird movements and occasionally dances together with the enemies before beating them to oblivion.

This run by Odongdong obsoletes a nearly 9-year old movie by nearly 4 minutes through new routes, new tricks, and a lot of optimization.

If you were looking for a run from the arcade version of this game, click here.


[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]Genesis X-Men 2: Clone Wars (USA/Europe) in 18:46.97 by Truncated & Sonikkustar.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2012-03-27)
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Rating: 8.5 (10 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
In X-Men 2: Clone Wars, the alien race Phalanx invades the earth and the X-Men and some X-Women try to stop them.

You get to choose which X-Man to play every stage as. Most of the time Nightcrawler is used because he has the highest movement speed. Second in command is Wolverine because he has the second highest speed and also deals a ton of damage.

The game is unique in the regard that it starts as soon as you power on your console. No SEGA logo, no title screen, no character select. Normally the game pseudorandomly gives you Beast, but changing the types of controllers (3- or 6-button) throws off the start-up timing enough that a faster character can be gotten.

This movie is 5:05.28 minutes shorter than the previous publication thanks to a variety of new tricks explained in the authors' comments.


[Tier: Vault]NES Action 52: The Cheetahmen (USA) in 03:56.06 by Swordless Link.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2010-08-02)
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Rating: 5.6 (42.5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform
Even the worst video games ever made can make for a good TAS.

This movie speedily plays through "The Cheetahmen", game #52 of a compilation of horrid games called Action 52. While the game is pretty horrible in general, it has a rather catchy BGM.

There is also a published run of the unreleased sequel, Cheetahmen II.


Important: The version labeled (Rev A) has to be used in order to get the movie to sync. However, before playing back the movie, make sure that you select "Ooze".

[Tier: Moons]NES A Nightmare On Elm Street (USA) "4 Players" in 16:15.75 by chupapi.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2007-02-03)
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Rating: 7.1 (38 votes)
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- 4 Players
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
Everyone knows Freddy Krueger, who turns the peaceful dreams of people living on Elm Street into lethal nightmares.

In this run, the author, chupapi, aims for the fastest completion time using 4 characters but treats us to some interesting character movements along the way.


[Tier: Moons]NES A Nightmare On Elm Street (USA) in 13:25.57 by goofydylan8.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2012-04-22)
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Rating: 6.7 (9.5 votes)
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- 2 Players
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
Everyone knows Freddy Krueger, who turns the peaceful dreams of people living on Elm Street into lethal nightmares. In this game, the teenager(s) must stay awake and combat Freddy's various forms while collecting his scattered bones so that they can be incinerated.

This movie is 1:05.98 faster than the previous version by Randil. This is accomplished by using 2 players, which allows for faster bone collection without losing time thanks to the excessive lag created by using 4 players (Displayed in the 4 Player run). For more details, please see the author's notes.


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Batman (USA) in 09:21.93 by Aglar.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2008-02-04)
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Rating: 7.6 (41.5 votes)
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- Forgoes time-saving damage
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
The hero of Gotham City goes against the villain of Gotham City. His fists are more powerful than any weapon in the world, but he rarely kills anyone. It's not like his enemies can hurt him anyway. After all, he's the hero, and heroes are supposed to be invincible.

Here Aglar has managed to improved the previous movie by 2.5 seconds.

Enjoy the movie, and the excellent soundtrack and the graphics of this game.


[Tier: Moons]NES Batman: Return of the Joker (USA) in 11:21.57 by Aglar.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2008-04-03)
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Rating: 6.9 (29.5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Batman: Return of the Joker (1991) is the sequel to the first Batman game for the NES. Being one of the later NES titles, it shows surprisingly good and fluid visuals, fullsize art, and decent sound — all without slowdown issues!

The gameplay has undergone some changes compared to its predecessor. A welcome addition to it is a slide movement, similar to the one in the Mega Man series. A not-so-welcome addition is that half the stages are autoscrolling, and there are no close combat weapons now.


[Tier: Moons]NES Battletoads (USA) "warpless, 2 players" in 24:57.47 by foda.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2005-06-07)
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Rating: 7.8 (51 votes)
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- 2 Players
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes warps
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Genre: Fighting
- Genre: Platform
This run has two players and does not use warps.

As always, a bug on level 11 prevents player 2 from moving, so he gets a game over for that level. Player 1 plays level 11 alone and player 2 comes back for level 12. This is a bug in Battletoads itself.


[Tier: Moons]NES Bram Stoker's Dracula (USA) in 13:19.85 by Randil.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2012-01-18)
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Rating: 6.6 (10 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
Bram Stoker's Dracula is a platformer based on the famous 1897 book of the same name. Count Dracula has cast his hypnotic spell on the lovely Mina Murray. To save her from eternity as a vampiress, you take control of Jonathan Harker as you ram through hordes of enemies, bombard bosses with stones, and...dance with ghosts?

This run by Randil is an improvement of 59 seconds over Shiru's rejected submission by taking more damage and using better strategies for the boss fights. See the author's notes for more details.


[Tier: Moons]NES Castlevania (USA PRG1) "minimalist, pacifist" in 12:53.41 by Grincevent.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2012-09-20)
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Rating: 7.5 (22.5 votes)
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- Pacifist version
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
Simon is taking another shot at this castle, but feeling horrible for the destruction he caused last time, he is now trying to respect Dracula's property and leave the place untouched (even if his intention is to kill the count).

As a minimalist variation of a pacifist goal, this movie does not contain any destruction in the levels: candles and walls are left intact, items stay untouched, and no enemy is harmed — with the exception of the bosses, who are killed mercilessly with the help of the "critical hit" glitch.

With Simon sneaking by most enemies with no subweapons and only his leather whip, this ends up being quite a stealthy run.


[Tier: Stars]NES Castlevania (USA PRG1) in 11:20.5 by Phil. Côté & Morrison.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2007-06-26)
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Rating: 8.4 (51.5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Platform
The original Castlevania is set in the year 1691. Simon Belmont must fight his way through the castle and destroy Count Dracula.

This TAS is about 13.6 seconds faster than the previous version by the coauthor of this movie, Morrison.

In this joint effort by Phil and Morrison, thorough optimizations are carried out at all levels of magnitude in order to get the maximum completion speed as well as lots of score points in the process.

The MSX version has been TASed as well!

There is also a run of this game which destroys as little as possible.


[Tier: Moons]NES Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (USA) in 28:17.11 by zggzdydp.
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Rating: 7.6 (3 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
If science fiction is to be believed, the ultimate evolution for biological beings is to discard the physical body and become an entity of pure energy. For video game characters, it seems to be the ability to zip through walls. In this latest TAS by zggzdydp, Simon Belmont joins the league of characters possessing this ability.

Castlevania II: Simon's Quest is the story of Simon's horrible weekend without sleep. Two years after defeating Dracula, the hero is physically weakened by Dracula's curse. He must gather Dracula's remains and incinerate them at the ruins of Castlevania in order to end the curse.

This movie is 85 seconds faster than the previous effort by the same author. We recommend to read his comments for explanations on how this improvement was achieved.


[Tier: Moons]NES Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (JPN) "Alucard path" in 24:47.73 by zggzdydp.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (originally known as 悪魔城伝説 or Akumajō Densetsu, meaning "Legend of the Demon Castle") is the story of Trevor Belmont's battle against Dracula from the times before Simon's battle in Castlevania. In this complex and difficult game, there are three playable allies whom Trevor can recruit: Alucard (Dracula's son), Grant DaNasty (a pirate captain), and Sypha Belnades (a mystic warlord).

This game has a technically high-quality soundtrack because it uses a VRC6 sound chip that works in the Japanese Famicom but not in the NES. Thus, the movie was made with the Japanese version of the game instead of the USA version.

This movie takes the path that recruits Alucard. It improves the predecessor movie by 27.50 seconds. There's also a Grant path movie and a Sypha path movie.


[Tier: Moons]NES Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (JPN) "Sypha path" in 26:31.88 by zggzdydp.
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- Uses a suboptimal character
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (originally known as 悪魔城伝説 or Akumajō Densetsu, meaning "Legend of the Demon Castle") is the story of Trevor Belmont's battle against Dracula from the times before Simon's battle in Castlevania. In this complex and difficult game, there are three playable allies whom Trevor can recruit: Alucard (Dracula's son), Grant DaNasty (a pirate captain), and Sypha Belnades (a mystic warlord).

This game has a technically high-quality soundtrack because it uses a VRC6 sound chip that works in the Japanese Famicom but not in the NES. Thus, the movie was made with the Japanese version of the game instead of the USA version.

This movie takes the path that recruits Sypha. There's also a Grant path movie and an Alucard path movie.

This is an improvement of 1:18.69 over the previous movie, thanks to improved usage of Sypha's ice spell and overall better optimisation.


[Tier: Moons]NES Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (JPN) "Grant path" in 28:35.19 by scrimpeh.
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- Uses a suboptimal character
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (originally known as 悪魔城伝説 or Akumajō Densetsu, meaning "Legend of the Demon Castle") is the story of Trevor Belmont's battle against Dracula from the times before Simon's battle in Castlevania. In this complex and difficult game, there are three playable allies whom Trevor can recruit: Alucard (Dracula's son), Grant DaNasty (a pirate captain), and Sypha Belnades (a mystic warlord).

This game has a technically high-quality soundtrack because it uses a VRC6 sound chip that works in the Japanese Famicom but not in the NES. Thus, the movie was made with the Japanese version of the game instead of the USA version.

This movie takes the path that recruits Grant. It is about 22 seconds faster than the previous version. Improvements come from more optimization, better heart management, and new tricks like manipulating moving platforms and entering walls. There is also a Sypha path movie and an Alucard path movie.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]NES Deadly Towers (JPN) in 08:09.53 by ars4326.
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Major skip glitch
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
Deadly Towers is an infamous 'Nintendo Hard' game, where you control Prince Myer in his quest to destroy seven bells guarded by seven bosses and stop the evil wizard Rubas. The character is slow and takes a lot of damage very easily, making the game usually a great challenge. While there are powerups which boost your abilities, they are generally found in secret passages with no indication of their location.

In this run by ars4326, the Japanese version Mashou (魔鐘) is used due to it containing an inventory glitch that, essentially, gives you unlimited bells after death-warping and defeating Cold Killer twice. New routes, sequence breaking, and movement optimizations are also involved in this updated run.


[Tier: Moons]NES Double Dragon III: The Sacred Stones (USA) in 10:03.77 by xipo.
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- One player in a multiplayer game
- Uses death to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Fighting
- Genre: Platform
In this movie, the author speeds through the game, beating up all the bad guys quickly and efficiently, making full use of each character — and killing them off when they are no longer useful. The characters' special abilities are abused to provide some unorthodox shortcuts.

This is the author's 4th version and is an improvement of about 6.46 seconds over his previous movie.


[Tier: Vault]NES Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (USA) in 16:51.25 by xy2_.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
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- Genre: Action
Based loosely on the novel with a similar name, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde follows Dr. Jekyll as he walks to his wedding. For some reason though, everyone and everything is out to kill him. Unfortunately for them, he has mastered the art of phase walking.

This run is an improvement of over a minute over the previous run, thanks to more optimization and a new glitch that allows Jekyll to clip through the screen.


[Tier: Vault]NES Dragon's Lair (JPN) in 03:52.55 by MESHUGGAH.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Dragon's Lair is much better known in its incarnations for other platforms as an FMV game with only slight amounts of control over the player's action. The NES version is more of a traditional platformer, but very smooth animation for the era and funny-looking characters inspired by the cartoon graphics of the other versions - this includes the final boss, who isn't seen very much in this run thanks to abuse of the game mechanics.

This is an improvement of around a second to the previous run.


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Duck Tales (USA) in 07:04.73 by Aglar & MESHUGGAH.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
Duck Tales is a classic game in which Scrooge has to collect treasures from all over the world. Some of the levels are not completely straightforward, and collecting items is sometimes necessary before proceeding. His cane also doubles as an almighty pogo stick that can be used in various ways, which makes jumping a lot more fun.

This is the sixth TAS of Duck Tales. Minor improvements and refined strategies here and there contributed around an additional half second of improvement.

This is a 0.58 second improvement over the previous movie due to general optimizations including lag reduction and subpixel optimization.

You can watch this run played back on a real NES console.


[Tier: Moons]NES Friday the 13th (USA) in 03:00.69 by jlun2.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Friday the 13th is a video game adaptation of the movie series of the same name. You are one of six camp counselors on a mission to defeat Jason Voorhees three times before he kills the other counselors or some of the children.

In this three second improvement to a five-and-a-half year old movie, Jason is defeated faster than ever thanks to some tricks to force him to appear more often than normal.


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Ghosts 'n Goblins (USA) in 08:07.55 by Arc & Koh1fds.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Ghosts 'n Goblins (1986) begins with a normal scene: a half-naked knight is on a date in a graveyard with a princess. Suddenly, a demon appears and abducts the princess! The knight quickly suits up and makes rapid progres (sic) through the demon world in an attempt to rescue his royal girlfriend.

Arc and newcomer Koh1fds manage to improve the previous run by 10.48 seconds, thanks to recently discovered strategies in Stages 5 and 6. See the authors' comments for more details.

In Japan, this game is known as 魔界村 (Makaimura or "Demon World Village").


[Tier: Vault][Notable improvement]NES Hydlide (USA) in 05:11.62 by dunnius.
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Hydlide is an old and somewhat notorious game, mostly because it has very strange gameplay mechanics. For the first part of the game, walking consumes health, and the character must stop every now and then to regain it.

This is one of the few games (the only one?) where the level grinding sequences are actually entertaining, while the boss fights aren't. Hitting a boss decreases your own health as well as the boss's, after which there is much waiting for more health until you can hit him again.

This is an improvement of 3:54.79 over the previous TAS, due to overall better levelling strategy and route planning.

There is also a submitted TAS that uses codes and removes the need to level grind or wait for health.


[Tier: Moons]NES M.C. Kids (USA) in 18:15.97 by Aglar.
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
Once you get past McDonald's blatant advertising and the fact that this game is about Ronald the clown, this game is actually quite good. The controls are a bit slippery but the level design more than makes up for it.

In this particular movie the author collects only the cards that are necessary to complete the game. If you want to see all the cards collected and the secret levels played, check the other movie of this game.

An improvement of 58 seconds arises from better acceleration techniques and strategic differences.


[Tier: Moons]NES M.C. Kids (USA) "all levels" in 26:25.12 by Brushy.
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- Takes damage to save time
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- Genre: Platform
This M.C. Kids movie is different from the other one in that it completes all the levels in the game, not just the required ones.

This run is 56 seconds faster than the previous version by a different author.


[Tier: Vault]NES Milon's Secret Castle (JPN) in 05:28.43 by Hisatoki.
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- Genre: Puzzle
The title of this game is very appropriate, as wherever you look there are walls you can break through, or invisible blocks you can make appear.

In order to complete this game as fast as possible, every little secret must be known ahead of time, and the author clearly exhibits such knowledge.

This movie was made with the Japanese version, 迷宮組曲 (Meikyuu Kumikyoku, meaning labyrinth composition), but it is essentially identical to the English version, except for the shop/intro text language.

It is about two minutes faster than the previous version, mostly due to much faster boss fights and more precise maneuvers.


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified][Has commentary]NES Ninja Gaiden (USA) in 10:50.36 by Scumtron, MESHUGGAH, feos, xipo & Marx.
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Ninja Gaiden involves an ultra superior ninja, capable of defying the laws of physics by climbing through walls, making dogs explode with his sword, and all while beating bad guys in record time.

After a whole decade, this collaborative run improves the previous movie by 75 frames.


Scumtron's commentary are available in all encodes as soft subtitles, as well as in the .fm2 movie file, which also includes TAS notes.

[Tier: Vault]NES Silver Surfer (USA) in 29:45.41 by Skaad & HardCoreMangeur.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Shooter
Silver Surfer is a shoot 'em up released in 1990. You take control of the Silver Surfer across various levels that alternate between a side-scrolling and an overhead perspective.

The game is infamous for its legendary difficulty. The Silver Surfer has an enormous hitbox and can only take one hit, and there are many enemies cluttering each of the levels. To make matters worse, touching any wall, no matter how softly, results in instant death.

Despite this, Skaad and HardCoreMangeur ride through the game without harming a single enemy (except for the bosses, which are destroyed to be able to progress). Listen for the great music by the Follin brothers!


[Tier: Moons]NES Spider-Man: Return of the Sinister Six (USA) in 05:27.41 by mmbossman.
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The Sinister Six have rejoined in hopes of ruling the world (as usual), but Spider-Man has a lot of errands to do, so he decides to beat all of them in record time.

The mechanics of this game make it difficult to make a fast TAS. If Spider-Man stays in the air too long after a jump, he'll drop straight down, and his web-slinging is easily stopped by enemy projectiles. Despite these obstacles, mmbossman manages to improve the previous movie by over 35 seconds thanks to improved speed management and more efficient boss fights.


[Tier: Moons]NES Star Wars (USA) in 07:53.35 by Aglar.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
This Star Wars game is quite versatile. It features a sort of overworld, optional items and quests, a lot of platformer action, some first-person spaceship shooting and you even get to blow up the Death Star! You can't see all of that in this movie, but it's very entertaining nonetheless. The game's plot is based on the first Star Wars movie (Episode IV), and it even features some of the movie's awesome music.

This run improves the previous movie by almost two minutes thanks to optimized movement and a new shortcut.


[Tier: Moons]NES Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight (USA) in 17:39.98 by foda.
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Street Fighter 2010, completely unrelated to the fighting game series, is a unique game to say the least. The player must go through a series of levels, collecting enough powerups to warp from one to the next.

To progress as quickly as possible, proper planning of which enemies to target and what order to target them in is imperative. As this planning is evident here, this run by foda is all the more impressive. Even one who is not familiar with the game should find this run very beautiful and a lot of fun to watch.


[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers][Console-verified]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG0) "warps" in 10:25.6 by Lord Tom, Mitjitsu, Tompa.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Genre: Platform
Ever since Morimoto published his legendary movie in mid-2003, the players at TASVideos have repeatedly made it faster and faster! Of course, there doesn't ever seem to be a stop for when it is fastest.

This movie is 0.82 seconds faster than the previous movie. Most of the improvement comes from a trick that makes Bowser bounce much lower when defeated. For more details, see the run's comments.

Check out the video of this being played on an actual console.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]NES Super Pitfall (USA) in 04:42.04 by Arc & Alyosha.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Super Pitfall is a rather poorly programmed platforming game offering many opportunities for glitch abuse. In order to beat the game (the first quest, at least), Pitfall Harry must accomplish 6 tasks:
  1. obtain the Raj Diamond
  2. find the key to Quickclaw the Lion's cage
  3. rescue Quickclaw the Lion
  4. find the flask of medicine, which can heal Rhonda
  5. rescue Rhonda
  6. return to the starting point after completing the previous 5 tasks

This is an improvement of 1 minute and 38.18 seconds over the previous movie, thanks to a lot of wall clipping.


[Tier: Moons]NES Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (USA) in 16:26.89 by adelikat.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
In this game you get to control all four turtles and draw use of their different abilities ― or, at least that was the intent, but Donatello has both better reach and damage than the others, so he is used more or less constantly. The game features a well-written in-game dialogue, such as “Here.” and “Oh!”

This is the fourth movie by adelikat which improves on the previous versions. Much improvement comes from better lag reduction and discovery of a new trick involving conveyor belts.


[Tier: Vault]NES Terminator 2: Judgment Day (USA) in 11:52.56 by goofydylan8.
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Terminator 2: Judgment Day for the NES, released in 1991, is one of the better LJN games. In this game there are 4 platformer levels and one where Terminator rides a motorcycle. The game generally follows the plot of the movie, so for a more detailed synopsis go enjoy the film.

[Tier: Vault]NES The Bugs Bunny Birthday Blowout (USA) in 25:44.26 by fcxiaopengyou.
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The Bugs Bunny Birthday Blowout, known in Japan as Happy Birthday Bugs and in Europe as The Bugs Bunny Blowout, is a Kemco video game released for the Nintendo Entertainment System. The game is a sequel to The Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle, which was released the previous year. As the beginning of the game tells you, Bugs Bunny is trying to get to his 50th birthday party, and he needs to get past the numerous obstacles and enemies in his way.

Several factors make this game quite difficult. For instance, after taking damage, Bugs cannot swing his hammer until the damage blinking stops. When an enemy is hit with the hammer but doesn't die, he is pushed back a little. These factors make it tricky to coordinate multiple hits on a boss in a row. Also, some of the later stages are quite mazelike with their network of warp entrances (similar to warp pipes in Super Mario Bros). In addition, a TASer needs to manage heavy lag and avoid collecting too many bonus carrots (so that fewer time-wasting bonus games are played after the stages).

fcxiaopengyou improves the previous run by 34.24 seconds, thanks to better optimisation, better lag management and a slightly different route.


[Tier: Vault][Has commentary]NES The Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle (USA) "Special Levels" in 04:15.38 by Brandon Evans.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Puzzle
The Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle is a frustrating action puzzler. In it, you take control of Bugs as he collects carrots while avoiding enemies such as Sylvester the Cat, Daffy Duck, Yosemite Sam, and Wile E. Coyote.

This game features 4 "Special Levels" which can be accessed either by the "No Carrot Signs" found in several levels or by a password. In this run, the author, Brandon, completes these difficult levels with absolutely no help from the boxing gloves and potions featured in the main game. All he has to work with is precise movement and luck manipulation, and although this, coupled with the numerous enemies, make these levels far less trivial than the main ones, the completion time is still relatively small. Much of the length of this movie is a result of the unavoidable and abnormally long tube scenes in S4 and S1. For more details, as always, please see the author's notes, and also make sure to watch the captions provided in the encodes.

The author has also created a run of the main game.


This run has two YouTube streams. The first contains no input display while the second one does. This was included as the luck manipulation is heavily based on input and it's hard to follow the run otherwise.


[Tier: Vault][Has commentary]NES The Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle (USA) in 40:50.61 by Brandon Evans.
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The Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle is a frustrating action puzzler. In it, you take control of Bugs as he collects carrots while avoiding enemies such as Sylvester the Cat, Daffy Duck, Yosemite Sam, and Wile E. Coyote. Equipped with nothing but an occasional boxing glove which he can throw and some invincibility potions, Bugs must eat his way through 60 levels without getting trapped by a mob of Looney Tunes.

In this run, the author, Brandon, exploits the game's AI, which is anything but intelligent. Only one of these enemies follows actual movement, while the others will track your input, even if the input changes nothing. As such, the author is able to often render the enemies useless, allowing him to take the most optimal path. When he can't do this, he tries to find the best possible workaround, often pausing for the exact amount of time to make it past a baddie. As a secondary goal, Brandon also attempts to maximize the score without losing time. For more details, as always, please see the author's notes, and also make sure to watch the captions provided in the encodes.

The author has also created a run of this game's "Special Levels".


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[Tier: Vault]NES The Karate Kid (USA) in 03:09.12 by nitsuja.
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An extremely short game based on the movie The Karate Kid. Had the kid been this strong in the movie, it would certainly have been... interesting.

This movie is about 10 seconds faster than the previous publication due to some surprising fighting strategies.


[Tier: Moons]NES The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants (USA) in 12:58.9 by Deign.
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Bart Simpson has discovered that mutants have a machine to enter ingredients which will allow them to conquer the Earth. Bart goes in search of these ingredients to hide them or to take them, avoiding disaster. His adventure will take him across an amusement park, the shopping mall, and the museum, to name a few.

This is a very hard game. Its controls are very poor, and the collision detection is very glitchy, making you fall through platforms to your death.

This movie beats the previous movie by 2 minutes and 20.9 seconds. Much of it comes from using a "bunny hop" trick.


[Tier: Vault]NES The Terminator (USA) in 06:18.39 by AKheon.
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- Genre: Platform
Before The Terminator came to the Genesis and Sega CD in various forms, it arrived on the NES... if the end result can even be called a game. Much running around ensues in a plot narrowly resembling the movie and glitches abound to no end.

Fortunately, most of the atrocities are crushed by completing the game too quickly for them to really sink in.


[Tier: Moons]NES Total Recall (USA) in 04:46.11 by MESHUGGAH.
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This game is based on the movie of the same name, although some liberties are taken to give Arnold a chance to punch some hobos with boomerang tophats and go on an even more extended car chase than in the actual movie. There is also some terrible yet strangely hypnotic music.

This run by MESHUGGAH improves the previous one by 15.39 seconds through overloading the object table to prevent some enemies and objects from spawning, better health management and various optimizations. For more information, see the author's comments.


[Tier: Vault]NES Transformers: Convoy no Nazo (JPN) in 04:20.39 by adelikat.
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Autobots, transform and roll out!

Transformers - Convoy no Nazo (トランスフォーマー コンボイの謎) is about the Autobot Ultra Magnus cruising a very frustrating and difficult journey to discover who killed Optimus Prime. No, I'm serious.

Angry Video Game Nerd covered this game recently. Quoting adelikat: "As he describes in the video, this game notoriously difficult to play. Poor hit detection, 1 hit and you are dead, awkward controls, and very little in the way of power-ups make this game frustrating for the average player."


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) "warp glitch" in 05:31.92 by TASeditor, Arc & Inzult.
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- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link is quite different from most of the early games in the Legend of Zelda series. It combines an overworld view with side-scrolling platform stages. In addition, the character can gain experience and levels, visit towns, and earn spells and items which are needed to proceed.

However, the game also has a large glitch which produces massive speed when both Left and Right are pressed at the same time; due to the use of this and other glitches, most of this run features Link racing across Hyrule so fast that the screen can't keep up, and inexplicably warping between places that shouldn't be connected. Only a few items and one spell are collected, and the only enemy ever fought is the final boss. Luckily, he takes the same amount of damage no matter what level attack you have.

In this run, Arc improves on TASEditor's previous efforts by four seconds due to a recently discovered encounter glitch. See the author's comments for more details.

We also have a run that completes the six palaces without using the Left + Right glitch to turn the game into a barely comprehensible mess (but does allow the use of glitched warps) and another run that disallows both the Left + Right glitch and the use of glitched warps.

This movie was a part of a two-hour Zelda II TAS showcase with audio commentary by Arc, Inzult, Jackimus, Mithical9, and Feasel.


[Tier: Moons]SegaCD Sonic the Hedgehog CD (JPN/USA) in 17:04.27 by marzojr.
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Sonic the Hedgehog CD was developed to showcase a new Genesis/Mega Drive peripheral, the Sega CD.

The game is markedly different than other Sonic games; aside from "improved" graphics and sounds, each level has 2 to 4 alternate versions that correspond to different time periods. Sonic can move between them to affect the gameplay and ending.

This run is 31.53 seconds faster in in-game time than nitsuja's run thanks to various optimization and minor route changes. For more information on the improvements, please read the author's submission notes.

There are two sets of encode files, the first recorded with the American region music and the second with the Japanese region music.


[Tier: Moons]SegaCD The Terminator (USA) in 13:20.67 by adelikat & Cardboard.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2010-09-03)
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Submission #2820 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.9 (14 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Kyle Reese clearly had a difficult time trying to save Sarah Connor in the hit movie The Terminator. But when the Sega CD video game tie-in's difficulty is set to "Super!", you wonder just how the hell Kyle made it two steps before dying. It really makes you feel like Kyle must have felt in a hopeless future where everything can kill within a few seconds frames. You know that a game is too hard when even the TAS looks like it is struggling just to keep the character alive.

[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]SNES Super Castlevania IV (JPN) in 29:38.08 by arukAdo, Bablo, Cardboard, and scrimpeh.
snes9x movie (.smv) (date: 2011-08-09)
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Submission #3236 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #126 (31:15.7)
Rating: 8.3 (26.5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Super Castlevania IV is the first game in the Castlevania series for the SNES. In it, Simon Belmont, equipped with the ability to whip in 8 different directions, sets out to vanquish Dracula yet another time.

In this run, the authors, arukAdo, Bablo, Cardboard, and scrimpeh obsolete a seven year old movie by over a minute and a half by a different subweapon choice, new tricks and better optimization. For more details, as always, please see the authors' notes.



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