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adelikat: I took over maintaining this list, see here. This page is out of date.

If you're not familiar with AVGN, try http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Angry_Video_Game_Nerd.

This list is incomplete, presented in somewhat alphabetic order and some movies included are from Gruefood Delight.

Spikestuff: And having an automated thing which doesn't break into seasons like this list wanted to do... somewhat... Also incomplete since, going through 11 seasons is fun... when you're starting from next to nothing.
Alden's stuff will remain until the entire tabbing is sorted and completed.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]NES Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (USA) in 28:11.12 by zggzdydp.
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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: Vault]NES Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (USA) in 16:51.25 by xy2_.
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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 The Karate Kid (USA) in 03:09.12 by nitsuja.
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- Genre: Fighting
- Genre: Platform
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: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Who Framed Roger Rabbit (USA) in 05:08.28 by Tool23.
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- Uses death to save time
- Genre: Adventure

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit is an action-adventure video game created for the NES by Rare in 1989. The game loosely follows the movie as the player wanders around Hollywood collecting items and figuring out Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

In this run, Tool23 collects items which are spawned randomly in the world. The first item acquired is the whistle, which calls the taxi, which makes movement easier. The early deaths save time by skipping items which would otherwise need to be collected.


[Tier: Moons]NES Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (USA) in 16:26.89 by adelikat.
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform

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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.

NES Back to the Future


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Back to the Future Part II & III (USA) in 1:14:24.25 by GlitchMan.
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- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Puzzle
Back to the Future Part II & III is a side-scrolling platform/puzzle game produced by Beam Software and distributed by LJN, based on the second and third movies of the Back to the Future trilogy.

This run by GlitchMan completes this long game in the fastest time possible.


[Tier: Moons]NES M.C. Kids (USA) "all levels" in 26:25.12 by Brushy.
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- 100% completion
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes warps
- 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: 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: Vault]NES Wally Bear and the NO! Gang (USA) in 06:23.25 by Yep2yel.
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Wally Bear needs to find all of his friends for a party at his uncle's house. While this sounds simple enough, it puts him in danger from dive-bombing pigeons, rabid bulldogs and anthropomorphic animals who want to get him hooked on drugs and into a gang. Worst of all: he's still got to beat his curfew!

The game is designed to teach kids the dangers of doing drugs, gang banging and hanging out with the wrong crowd. Most obstacles can be avoided, but Wally can also bop enemies on the head with his skateboard. There are seven levels to traverse and two power ups to find, all while racing against the clock to help out Wally's friends.

Yep2yel makes a mockery of the game's tricky platforming by bunny hopping through it and finishing in record time.


[Tier: Vault]NES Top Gun (USA) in 26:33.46 by TrenchAce.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Shooter
Top Gun is a game based on the movie of the same name. The NES version was developed by Konami in 1987, and they decided to make it a flight simulator from the view of the main character Maverick's airplane cockpit. There are four missions, and each has two parts: a flying mission where enemy planes, an enemy base, and finally a space shuttle must be shot down and a landing mission where the plane must be precisely landed on an aircraft carrier.

While it is very difficult in real-time play to land the plane successfully because of the precise speed and angle necessary, TrenchAce makes it look easy in this run. Have a watch if you've never made it to Level 2.

NES Top Gun: The Second Mission


[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: Moons]NES Friday the 13th (USA) in 03:00.69 by jlun2.
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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]NES A Nightmare On Elm Street (USA) "4 Players" in 16:15.75 by chupapi.
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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.
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- 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]NES Super Glove Ball (USA) in 02:08.24 by link_7777.
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You had just started repair work on the Allied Space Agency satellite when you were caught in a dimensional rip in space (according to your shuttle commander's log). Your only hope is to use your jet-powered robo-repair glove to try to find a way out of the drifting maze.

Super Glove Ball is a game made by Rare in 1990 for the Nintendo Entertainment System, specifically designed to be played with the Power Glove controller. However, it can also be played with a standard NES controller.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]SMS Rocky (USA/Europe) in 05:19.43 by Olivebates.
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Rocky is a video game adaptation of the famous Rocky movies, featuring familiar characters like the Soviet superboxer Ivan Drago.

Olivebates skips the first training round and soundly beats down his opponents, using luck manipulation to get close enough to uppercut and combo punch them.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Bible Adventures (USA, v1.3) in 18:15.03 by DrD2k9.
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Bible Adventures is a collection of three platformer games in one. Each game is (very loosely) based on a story from the Bible. Gameplay itself has very little biblical connection.
  • Noah's Ark - Noah collects animals and food in preparation for the flood.
  • Baby Moses - Moses' mother must carry baby Moses past Egyptian guards, spiders, and birds to reach a safe place to put him in the Nile.
  • David & Goliath - David must first gather sheep that have wandered off, then he can go to battle against Goliath.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Bible Buffet (USA) in 03:33.28 by Invariel & Spikestuff.
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- Genre: Board
Bible Buffet: a turn-based board game with action stages and bible quizzes. In it, you spin a spinner and move the number of spaces it says.

When you land on your spot, if it is just a regular spot, you play an action game for points, weapons, hearts, etc. If it has a red circle, you spin again. If the space you land on has a red circle connected to another red circle by dashes, you move forward or backwards to the second circle. If the space has a red circle with a question mark in it, you take a pop quiz of three trivia questions then get to select either a key, a heart or move ahead one, two, three or four spaces.

When you spin, if you get the book instead of a number, you get a pop quiz of three questions. If you get the happy face, something good happens like move ahead ten spaces, get a key, get a heart, etc. If you get the sad face, something bad happens like lose your turn, move back 1 space and lose your turn, and so on.

Invariel and Spikestuff reach the end of the board in record time.


[Tier: Vault]NES Spiritual Warfare (USA v6.1) in 16:47.54 by tmont.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
Spiritual Warfare (1992) is an unlicensed NES game created by Wisdom Tree. The company specializes in the niche market of Christian-themed video games. The gameplay in Spiritual Warfare is very similar to The Legend of Zelda (1986). The game's story is taken directly from the Bible (Ephesians 6:12-18):

12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13 Therefore, take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day and, having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girded about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness,
15 and your feet shod with the preparation of the Gospel of peace.
16 Above all, take the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God,
18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.

The Christian concept of spiritual warfare is a metaphor for fully accepting whatever Christ teaches. The ongoing spiritual war against Satan requires the whole armor of God, meaning that a faithful Christian should always obey the Lord's authority in order to defeat evil.

The author of the TAS utterly ignores the philosophy of obtaining the whole armor of God in order to defeat Satan. The power of prayer, rather than the Helmet of Salvation, is enough to protect the hero's physical body from dynamite explosions.


[Tier: Vault]NES Ghostbusters (JPN) in 01:34.34 by MESHUGGAH.
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If what was done in this movie was possible in real life, economies worldwide would crash.

Ghostbusters is a hastily produced game based on the 1984 movie of the same name. The NES version is a notoriously bad port, and the Japanese version contains a glitch that allows the Ghost Alarm item to be sold for more than it costs, allowing entry into the Zuul Building much earlier than intended.

In this movie, MESHUGGAH improves the first run of this game by 38 frames through a few small optimizations. See the author's notes for more details.


Note: A bug in the Japanese version causes the ending screen to incorrectly display "りり". This movie will also sync while the PAXKKLAA Game Genie code is used, which shows the corrected text:

Conglaturation !!!

You have completed a grate game.

And prooved the justice of our culture.

Now go and rest our heroes !


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Fastest Completion]Genesis Ghostbusters (JPN/USA) in 16:44.31 by Soig.
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Set after the events of the first movie, Sega's Ghostbusters follows the further adventures of Peter, Ray, and Egon, as the make their way through six cases in an attempt to piece together a mysterious stone tablet.

Completely different than the Activision title of the same name, the Genesis Ghostbusters is a side-scrolling platformer that has the boys in gray running through houses, apartments, a burning house and a high-rise for starters as they battle a myriad of ghosts with their proton blasters. When the Ghostbusters face off against a boss ghost, they have the ability to trap them the traditional way.

Peter, Ray, and Egon each have different abilities, and can purchase weapon and life upgrades from shops throughout the levels. Other familiar faces make an appearance, as Slimer offers power-ups, and the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man returns to settle the score from the movie.

In this new attempt Soig improves his previous movie by 3:55.83 minutes.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]A2600 Spider-Man (USA) in 03:04.04 by Mothrayas.
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- Genre: Action
Spider-Man was the first game to feature the famous hero and also the first Marvel Comics-based video game. Here, Spider-Man must use his web shooters to scale a building and defuse bombs set atop it by the Green Goblin.

Watch as Mothrayas climbs the colorful buildings with ease and saves the day in just over three minutes.


Note: While this movie does obsolete one that's nine times shorter, that run only played through one level, while this one plays all six.


[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][Fastest Completion]SegaCD The Terminator (USA) in 13:20.67 by adelikat & Cardboard.
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- 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: Moons][Fastest Completion]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.

There is also a run of Sonic the Hedgehog Megamix played as Sonic on his SegaCD version.

We also have movies in Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Sonic 3 & Knuckles.


[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!

NES Die Hard


[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 Bugs Bunny Birthday Blowout (USA) in 25:44.26 by fcxiaopengyou.
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- Genre: Platform
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]NES Fester's Quest (USA) in 19:38.81 by ars4326.
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Genre: Shooter
Fester's Quest, developed by Sunsoft, is based on the 1960s television series The Addams Family. While out one night enjoying a quiet evening of "moonbathing", Fester witnesses an alien invasion occur against the city. Armed with his blunderbuss, Fester vows to stop this invasion by finding and defeating the 5 alien bosses (hidden in office buildings) before tracking down the UFO.

In ars4326's run, Uncle Fester briskly paces through the game's overworld and sewers, picking up a few sub-weapons from fellow Addams Family members along the way. Doing so allows quick destruction of the alien bosses guarding the clues to the UFO's whereabouts (as well as the final boss).

A time-saving glitch allowing instant wins on all of the game's bosses was forewent also, due to the author's preference not to use it.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]SNES The Addams Family (USA) in 03:06.8 by Kyman & Sonikkustar.
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- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform

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In a normal playthrough, this game is quite long. You must save four family members then progress to the final area to complete the game.

However, the authors use a glitch to skip directly to the final area, skipping 4/5ths of the game; in addition, several new glitches allow more of the final area to be skipped.

This new movie improves upon the previous movie by about 13 seconds.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]A2600 Frankenstein's Monster (USA) in 02:52.29 by jlun2.
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- Genre: Platform
In this game, you are a stranger who has happened upon the reanimation of the Frankenstein monster. When fully charged, it will come to life and wreak havoc. You must stop this from happening by collecting large stones from the basement and building a structure over the monster to cut it off from the lightning.

The author, jlun2, runs around the castle in a mad rush to save the day and does so in less than three minutes.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]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: Vault]NES Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (USA) in 07:07.16 by jlun2.
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- Genre: Action
A weird game, very loosely based on the second movie of the Home Alone movie series. Features, among other things, Kevin McCallister dodging brooms and suitcases, obtaining the Screw Attack from Metroid, and, of course, fending off those two crooks that are going after him.


[Tier: Vault]NES Rambo (USA) in 18:38.59 by dave_dfwm.
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- Forgoes time-saving damage
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform

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Rambo is a game closely based on the film Rambo: First Blood Part II, in which you kill wasps and snakes and then robots that shoot fireballs.

Mostly using a knife, the author, dave_dfwm, completes the game in record time.

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[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Action 52: The Cheetahmen (USA) in 03:56.06 by Swordless Link.
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- 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".

NES Back to the Future

NES Back to the Future 2 & 3


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified][Fastest Completion]NES Batman (USA) in 09:21.93 by Aglar.
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- Forgoes time-saving damage
- Genre: Action
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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.


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[Tier: Moons]NES Batman: Return of the Joker (USA) in 11:21.57 by Aglar.
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- 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][Fastest Completion]GB Batman: Return of the Joker (USA) in 03:41.13 by adelikat.
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- 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: Moons]NES Battletoads (USA) "warpless, 2 players" in 24:57.47 by nesrocks.
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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

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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.
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- 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: Vault]NES The Bugs Bunny Birthday Blowout (USA) in 26:18.5 by Bhezt Rhy.
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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).

Despite all this, Bhezt Rhy moves through the game speedily, taking more damage than Rambo and finishing in a little over 26 minutes.


[Tier: Vault][Has commentary]NES The Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle (USA) in 40:50.61 by Brandon Evans.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- 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. 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".


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) "Special Levels" in 04:15.38 by Brandon Evans.
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- Uses a level password
- 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.


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[Tier: Stars]NES Castlevania (USA PRG1) in 11:20.5 by Phil & Morrison.
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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 29:45.02 by zggzdydp.
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- Genre: RPG

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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 2 minutes and 23 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) "Grant path" in 28:57.55 by Samhain-Grim.
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- Takes damage to save time
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- Genre: Platform

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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 two minutes faster than the previous version. There is also a Sypha path movie and an Alucard path movie.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Castlevania: Dracula X (USA) in 14:07.6 by pirate_sephiroth.
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Castlevania: Dracula X (1995), released in Japan as Akumajō Dracula XX, is actually a toned-down remake of a PC Engine title known as Rondo of Blood (1993). It stars Richter Belmont, supposedly a son of Juste Belmont from Harmony of Dissonance, on a mission to save Annette (said to be his girlfriend) and Maria Renard (a young vampire huntress said to be his girlfriend's sister), along with a number of their fellow villagers, from imprisonment by Dracula (said to be the villain) and his minions.

Unfortunately, in this SNES port Richter isn't too much of a fast walker - unlike his father and the later Belmont clan descendants - so his fastest way of moving is constant backflipping (so don't get surprised with the author's choice of traveling method).

This movie is a 165 second improvement to the previous version by Dan and Nightcom; such a large gain is achieved thanks to greatly increased precision and other new tricks explained in the author's comments.


NES Cheetahmen II by J.T (was0x) in 02:20.27


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]Genesis Dark Castle (USA) in 00:56.37 by Aqfaq & Stanski.
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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.

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I managed to skip most of the game, which is good because Dark Castle sucks.


[Tier: Vault]NES Deadly Towers (USA) in 15:20.27 by Luke.
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Deadly Towers is an annoying enough game to play, let alone make a TAS of, but the author manages a final time almost 3.5 minutes faster than the previous version. This improvement is mainly from buying orange scrolls, which are used to teleport from the top of each tower back down to the Holy Flame. Check the author's comments for more detailed information.

This game suffers from sprite overload very frequently.


[Tier: Moons]NES Double Dragon III: The Sacred Stones (USA) in 10:10.23 by xipo.
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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 3rd version and is an improvement of about 28 seconds over his previous movie.

NES Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
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[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Dragon's Lair (JPN) in 03:53.6 by Kirkq.
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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.

The Japanese version is used because the US version has considerably slower gameplay (almost twice as slow).

This is an improvement of around five seconds to the previous run from 2004 (making the old run one of the oldest on the site).

Reading the author's comments is encouraged.


[Tier: Moons]NES Disney's DuckTales (USA) in 07:06.02 by Aglar.
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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 fifth TAS of Duck Tales. Minor improvements and refined strategies here and there contributed an additional few seconds of improvement.

This is a 8½ second improvement over the previous movie due to a new glitch being abused.


[Tier: Moons]NES Friday the 13th (USA) in 03:00.69 by jlun2.
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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: Vault]NES Ghostbusters (JPN) in 01:34.98 by GlitchMan.
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If what was done with this movie was possible in real life, economies worldwide would crash.

The author abuses an oversight in the game that could cause an item to be sold more than it costs. This oversight only exists in the Japanese version.

Genesis Ghostbusters

NES Gyromite


[Tier: Vault]NES Hydlide (USA) in 09:07.32 by Inzult.
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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.

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

NES Home Alone 2: Lost in New York


[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: Vault]NES Kid Kool and the Quest for the Seven Wonder Herbs (USA) in 13:26.37 by Randil.
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Kid Kool, a game created by Vic Tokai, stars "Kool" as he gains 7 magical herbs to cure the king of a dreaded illness. He does this along with his helpful red partner "Wicky" who can kill enemies and help defeat bosses. If the player fails to complete the game in under three hours (in-game), then the king dies. So this is a frantic game where speed is key.

In this run, Randil uses zipping glitches (aided by MATLAB) and expert playing to finish with an in-game time of under ten minutes, leaving the enemies in the dust and saving the king with much time to spare.


[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) "warp glitch" in 05:43.47 by Inzult.
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Legend of Zelda II glitched heavily.

Most of this run features Link racing across Hyrule so fast that the screen can't keep up, inexplicably warping between places that shouldn't be connected, and collecting just three items, one spell, and one sword technique needed to beat the final palace.

Dark Link, the final boss, takes the same amount of damage no matter what level attack you have. This is especially convenient for the author because he reaches Dark Link without ever leveling, or, indeed, even killing another monster.

This is a 29-second improvement to the author's previous movie due to a different route choice and better manipulation optimization. See the author's comments for details.


There is also additional audio commentary by the author available here.


[Tier: Moons]NES M.C. Kids (USA) in 18:15.97 by Aglar.
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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: Vault]NES Metal Gear (USA) in 23:33.77 by SprintGod.
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Metal Gear had been one of last of the NES classics that had not been TASed. Well, not anymore ― here's one.

This game is infamous for its engrish, having comments such as "I FEEL ASLEEP!" and "UH - OH! THE TRUCK HAVE STARTED TO MOVE!"

This movie utilizes quite a wide variety of game glitches and collects the minimal set of items needed to complete the game. The author has written a detailed list of all the interesting bits of this movie.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Michael Jackson's Moonwalker (World,r0) in 22:42.6 by Frenom.
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This is a strange platformer where the main character, Michael Jackson, has some obsession in doing weird movements and he dances occasionally together with the enemies before he beats them to oblivion.

This is an 3:47 improvement to the previous version.

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


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Milon's Secret Castle (JPN) in 05:28.43 by Hisatoki.
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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]NES A Nightmare On Elm Street (USA) "4 Players" in 16:15.75 by chupapi.
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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][Console-verified]NES Ninja Gaiden (USA) in 10:52.68 by Scumtron.
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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.

This run is about 10 seconds faster than the prior submission due to the ninja thinking more like a ninja.

NES Rambo
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NES Silver Surfer


[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: 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.

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[Tier: Moons]NES Star Wars (USA) in 07:53.35 by Aglar.
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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: Vault]NES Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight (USA) in 17:39.98 by nesrocks.
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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 nesrocks 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][Notable improvement][Fastest Completion]SNES Super Castlevania IV (JPN) in 29:38.08 by arukAdo, Bablo, Cardboard & scrimpeh.
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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.


[Tier: Stars][Console-verified]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG0) "warps" in 10:25.6 by Lord Tom, Mitjitsu & Tompa.
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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 0.81 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.

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[Tier: Vault]NES Super Pitfall (USA) in 06:20.22 by Arc.
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The movie is an amazing 5:32 improvement to the previous Super Pitfall movie. The author doesn't want to spoil what makes this version so much faster than the last one. You'll have to watch it in order to find out. Hopefully you've already seen the 11:52 version so that you can understand this movie better.

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


[Tier: Moons]NES Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (USA) in 16:26.89 by adelikat.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2010-08-07)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 23.83 MB, length: 17:20)
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Rating: 7.7 (20 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform

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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 The Terminator (USA) in 06:18.39 by AKheon.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2011-01-22)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 13.98 MB, length: 06:35)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 18.12 MB, length: 06:35)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- 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.

Genesis The Terminator

NES Top Gun: The Second Mission
Stream or download Top Gun 2 AVI!


[Tier: Vault]NES Transformers: Convoy no Nazo (JPN) in 04:20.39 by adelikat.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2009-07-18)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 7.21 MB, length: 05:03)
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- Uses warps
- Genre: Platform
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."

NES Wally Bear and the NO! Gang
Stream or download Wally Bear Sneak Peak AVI!

NES Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
Stream or download Roger Rabbit AVI!


[Tier: Vault]Genesis X-Men 2: Clone Wars in 23:52.28 by slash_star_dash.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2006-04-05)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform

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In X-men 2: Clone Wars, the alien race Phalanx invade 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, you don't get to choose a character. 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 features some nifty tricks and shortcuts, such as abusing Nightcrawler's teleport, attacking through floors, and going extra fast in the falling levels. This game has had several attempts, but this is the first published version.



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