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A list of movies featuring games that have sold over 4 million units according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_best-selling_video_games, in descending order except where grouped for convenience. Some related games not officially on the list show up for the same reason. On the other hand, some of the best selling games don't have published TAS's yet...

Super Mario Bros. (40.23 million) and Super Mario Bros. 3 (18 million) and Super Mario Bros. 2 (10 million)

Total movies: 30


[Tier: Moons]DS Newer Super Mario Bros. DS (USA 1.07) "100%" in 2:15:40.51 by Soig.
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- 100% completion
- Uses warps
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform
Newer Super Mario Bros. DS is a hack of New Super Mario Bros. that adds entirely new levels and custom enemies, bosses, music and graphics to the DS game. The hack also modifies the Blue Shell of the original game into the Hammer Suit from Super Mario Bros. 3.

Soig collects all Star Coins in every level of the game and spends them all in record time.


[Tier: Moons]DS Newer Super Mario Bros. DS (USA 1.04) "warps" in 26:04.37 by Soig.
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Rating: 7.8 (12 votes)
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- Uses warps
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform
Newer Super Mario Bros. DS is a hack of New Super Mario Bros. that adds entirely new levels and custom enemies, bosses, music and graphics to the DS game. The hack also modifies the Blue Shell of the original game into the Hammer Suit from Super Mario Bros. 3.

In this TAS by Soig, the Hammer Suit is heavily abused to beat the hack in record time.


[Tier: Moons]DS New Super Mario Bros. (USA) "warpless" in 39:34.6 by Soig.
DeSmuME movie (.dsm) (date: 2018-08-31)
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Rating: 8.9 (6 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes warps
- Genre: Platform
New Super Mario Bros. was released in 2006 for the Nintendo DS. It features your typical side-scrolling plumber, but in this case he comes with enhanced abilities, like wall jumping and doing flips.

Most of the game can normally be skipped with warp cannons. Here, the author avoids those cannons, allowing you to see much more plumbing action.

Soig improves the previous movie by 5.35 seconds, thanks to better optimisation.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]DS New Super Mario Bros. (USA) "warps" in 20:23.85 by Hartmann.
DeSmuME movie (.dsm) (date: 2017-09-04)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Genre: Platform
New Super Mario Bros. was released in 2006 for the Nintendo DS. It features your typical side-scrolling plumber, but in this case he comes with enhanced abilities, like wall jumping and doing flips.

This run beats the previous run by 44.23 seconds due to a much better usage of Shell Mario.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]FDS Super Mario Bros. (JPN) "-3 stage ending" in 02:44.61 by HappyLee.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
This game is Super Mario Bros., the original, but on the Famicom Disk System. It is much similar to the ROM version of the game, except for one minor difference that is demonstrated here.

The -1 stage is completely different. In the NES and Unisystem versions, the -1 stage repeats infinitely and cannot be completed, but in FDS, it can be completed, and then come -2 and -3.

The -3 stage in FDS is a castle level, and completing it ends the game, even though it says "princess is in another castle". The princess is not seen in the ending, but she is sighted twice in the -1 stage, as shown in this movie.

This movie is 84 frames faster than the previous one due to the use of a "cheap trick".


[Tier: Moons]FDS Super Mario Bros. 2 (JPN) "warps, Luigi" in 08:13.77 by HappyLee & KFCMario.
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- Uses a suboptimal character
- Uses warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
This is a TAS of the Japanese Super Mario Bros. 2, a.k.a. 'The Lost Levels', using Mario's brother Luigi. He jumps higher than Mario, but acts slower in many ways. However, the movie is in no way worse than the Mario version - some new creative solutions have been found.

This is an 110 frame improvement over the previous movie by Phil.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]FDS Super Mario Bros. 2 (JPN) "warps, Mario" in 08:04.83 by HappyLee.
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Rating: 9.2 (10 votes)
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- Uses warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Mario has eaten too many poisonous mushrooms and as a result, decided to go on a furious killing spree. In this berserker state he has also gained the new secret ability to walk through walls at will.

Wondering how some tricks work? Information is available at Super Mario Bros. Tricks page.

This movie is 27 frames faster than the previous version due to new improvements in 1-2 and 8-4.


This is the real Super Mario Bros 2. It was never officially released in the USA and Europe. It was later ported to SNES, and released as "Lost Levels" on Super Mario All-stars.

FDS means Famicom Disk System. It was a Japanese disk-unit version of the NES.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]GBA Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA WiiU VC) "e-Reader levels" in 38:32.92 by Soig.
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- Forgoes warps
- Genre: Platform
Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros 3 is a platform video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Game Boy Advance. It is an enhanced remake of the Nintendo Entertainment System video game Super Mario Bros. 3, and is based on the remake found in Super Mario All-Stars for the Super NES.

It contains several enhancements, including the addition of Mario and Luigi's voices by Charles Martinet, a multiplayer mode based on the original arcade game Mario Bros and the ability to scan e-Cards, utilizing two Game Boy Advances, the e-Reader, and a copy of Super Mario Advance 4. Once a card is scanned, it adds certain content to the game.

Soig beats the 38 e-Reader levels in record time. This run uses a WiiU VC release of the game, because, unlike in the GBA versions, all the e-Reader levels are instantly available here. If you want to see all the normal levels beaten, see here.


[Tier: Vault]GBA Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 (Europe v1.1) "all levels" in 1:12:22.79 by JeyKey_55.
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- 100% completion
- Forgoes warps
- Genre: Platform
Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros 3 is a platform video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Game Boy Advance. It is an enhanced remake of the Nintendo Entertainment System video game Super Mario Bros. 3, and is based on the remake found in Super Mario All-Stars for the Super NES.

It contains several enhancements, including the addition of Mario and Luigi's voices by Charles Martinet, a multiplayer mode based on the original arcade game Mario Bros and the ability to scan e-Cards, utilizing two Game Boy Advances, the e-Reader, and a copy of Super Mario Advance 4. Once a card is scanned, it adds certain content to the game.

JeyKey_55 beats every level in the game in record time. For an "all levels" run of the NES game, see this TAS by Lord Tom & Tompa.

Note that this run plays the original European release for the GBA, the e-Reader levels were not present in that version. If you want to see all the e-Reader levels beaten, we have such a movie as well.


[Tier: Moons]GBC Super Mario Bros. Deluxe (USA v1.1) "You vs. Boo" in 04:54.24 by Got4n & negative seven.
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- Second quest/Post game-completion
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Platform
Super Mario Bros. Deluxe (1999) is the Game Boy Color version of the original Super Mario Bros. In addition to the standard game, it features some new unlockable modes, such as a challenge mode and "You vs. Boo", where Mario must race Boo through several levels which have been modified to make them more interesting in a race.

In this movie, got4n and TehSeven complete the You vs. Boo mode, beating Boo in all eight levels, and over half a second faster than the previous run.

Note: Although this run appears to be longer than the previous movie, that run's time was calculated with an incorrect frame rate. This run is indeed faster.


This run starts from a save file that has beaten the game and collected 100,000 points in challenge mode to unlock the "You vs. Boo" mode. Runs that start from SRAM are not normally allowed; see the Movie Rules for more on this.

[Tier: Moons]GBC Super Mario Bros. Deluxe (USA v1.1) "warps" in 04:55.99 by negative seven.
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- Uses warps
- Genre: Platform
Mario is back to the Game Boy, but this time in color.

Super Mario Bros. Deluxe is a remake of Super Mario Bros. with some new game modes, including a challenge mode where coins and time remaining are crucial to gaining the target score, and a race mode where Mario competes against Boo to reach each level's finish first.

This run completes the Original mode, and 33 frames faster (ignoring lag frame differences due to different emulators) than the previous version. While this mode looks like a direct port of the NES game, there are different physics and glitches, making optimizing Deluxe a very different task.

There is also a run of the You vs. Boo mode by got4n and the author of this TAS.


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Super Mario Bros. (JPN/USA) "warpless, walkathon" in 25:19.23 by Mars608 & HappyLee.
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- Demonstration
- Forgoes warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Bowser has kidnapped the princess (again) and Mario must save the day. But this time through, he takes a stroll. Nothing bothers Mario as he walks through all the stages, sometimes backwards, on his way to save the princess.

This movie demonstrates that it's possible to complete every single stage without pressing the B button. Having been bothered by the lack of running and shooting in this game, the ending outright asks the player to press B.

This movie also improves the previous one by 9.31 seconds through new strategies and better optimization.

The authors have provided a comparison encode, which is available for download at Archive.org, and as a YouTube stream.

This run can be played back on a real NES console, watch that here!


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Console-verified]NES Super Mario Bros. (JPN/USA PRG0) "warps" in 04:57.31 by HappyLee.
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- Uses warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Here at TASVideos we make perfect movies... and then we beat them again — this time by 1 frame, which, considering the fiercely competitive history of this run, is actually significant.

And if watching this TAS on an emulator isn't satisfying enough, why not see it played back on a real console!

Note: Using RTA timing, this run clocks in at 4:54.03.


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Super Mario Bros. (JPN/USA) "all items" in 19:50.04 by Mars608, chatterbox & HappyLee.
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- Demonstration
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Bowser has kidnapped Peach again, but this time, Mario's hoarding tendencies are kicking in. He's grabbing all of the items in the kingdom, even when he doesn't really need them.

In this movie, the aim is to complete the game while collecting every possible item without dying, doing so as fast as possible.

This movie can be played on a real NES console, click here to watch that.


[Tier: Stars][Console-verified]NES Super Mario Bros. (JPN/USA) "warpless" in 18:36.78 by HappyLee & Mars608.
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- Forgoes warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
This movie is a full warpless run-through by HappyLee and Mars608.

It is a 0.69 second improvement over the previous movie by MrWint by the time Mario touches the final goal on Stage 8-4. Most of the improvement comes from faster Stage 5-1 involving a Bullet Bill and faster Stage 6-2 involving a vine. For detailed information, you can read the authors' comments.

This movie has been replayed on an NES console. Watch the video of it here.


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Super Mario Bros. (JPN/USA) "maximum coins" in 26:10.25 by CuteQt, Tehh_083 & HappyLee.
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- Demonstration
- Uses warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Once again, Bowser has kidnapped Peach, but this time Mario isn't trying to rescue her quite as urgently. Fed up with getting no reward for his endeavors beyond cake, Mario takes a leaf out of Wario's book and decides that while rescuing Peach, he might as well make as much money as he can.

In this movie, the aim is to complete the game while collecting as many coins as possible without dying, doing so as fast as possible. In fact, Mario collects 1431 coins in total, which is rather surprising as there are only 1225 distinct coins in the game!

If you enjoyed this TAS, be sure to check out this movie, in which Mario completes the game without pressing the B button.

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[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Console-verified]NES Super Mario Bros., SMB 2, The Lost Levels & SMB 3 (USA) in 08:49.78 by agwawaf.
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- Demonstration
- Multiple games in one movie
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Final boss skip glitch
- Executes arbitrary code
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Genre: Platform
While decidedly not the same game, the Super Mario Bros. games on the NES are similar enough in game mechanics and controls that all four of them can be played at once with the same input.

This second version of the quad-run utilizes the credits glitch found in the newest Super Mario Bros. 3 run. As such, the focus is now on finishing Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels as fast as possible, allowing Super Mario Bros. 3 to entertain while waiting for the other three games to progress. The run also features an ending that may surprise you.

If you like this movie, you may want to check out some other movies in which multiple games are played simultaneously with one controller.

This movie has been played back and verified on console during SGDQ 2016.


[Tier: Stars][Console-verified][Has commentary]NES Super Mario Bros. 2 (USA PRG0) "warpless" in 18:29.26 by Aglar & Andrewg.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Award - NES TAS of 2011
Warpless Super Mario Bros. 2 has been improved by 1:08.73 over the previous submission thanks to some astonishing new glitches.

For more information about some of the tricks used in this movie, check the Super Mario Bros. 2 tricks page.

You can also watch this movie played on an actual NES.


Andrewg's vocal commentary during the run's video can be watched on YouTube.

[Tier: Moons]NES Super Mario Bros. 2 (USA PRG0) "warps, princess only" in 08:20.82 by mtvf1 & chatterbox.
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- Uses a suboptimal character
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
The concept for this run originated long ago because Princess was the only character not used in the normal run aiming for fastest overall time. (In fact, Princess is the only character not used in the fastest warpless run either.)

This movie improves the previous publication by 2.95 seconds, manly due to heavier optimization.


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified][Fastest Completion]NES Super Mario Bros. 2 (USA PRG0) "warps" in 07:41.16 by Aglar & Andrewg.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Super Mario Bros 2 is one of our most competed games. This movie is Aglar and Andrewg's improvement of 10.73 seconds over adelikat and Cardboard's attempt to perfect this route.

This time, the authors found new glitches to get to the end faster.

If you are wondering how some of the tricks in this video work, see the Super Mario Bros. 2 tricks page.

You can also see this movie played back on an actual NES.

Runs for the GBA version and SNES version are available, as well.


[Tier: Stars][Console-verified][Has commentary]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG1) "arbitrary code execution" in 08:16.23 by Lord Tom.
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Rating: 9.6 (45 votes)
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- Playaround
- Uses warps
- Executes arbitrary code
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Award - Funny TAS of 2016Award - Glitchy TAS of 2016Award - NES TAS of 2016
Super Mario Bros 3 is a very famous and popular game for the NES. There are normally two main ways to beat it: the quick way using warp whistles to skip worlds, and the longer way which goes through all the worlds.

Lord Tom goes the same route as the game end glitch run. However, he achieves total control of the game, pushing the run to a whole new level. He gives himself new powers, like the speed booster and the suit-swap, to name a few. Read the author's comments for more details.

This run was shown at Awesome Games Done Quick 2016 during the TAS block:


Note: The official encodes for this run include commentary from the author. The second YouTube stream also features input display.

[Tier: Vault][Notable improvement][Console-verified][Fastest Completion]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG1) "game end glitch" in 00:00.78 by Masterjun & ais523.
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- Major skip glitch
- Final boss skip glitch
- Executes arbitrary code
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Genre: Platform
Super Mario Bros 3 is a very famous game for the NES. There are normally two main ways to beat it: the quick way using warp whistles to skip worlds, and the longer way which goes through all the worlds.

This run improves on the previous movie by 10469 frames (that's 2:54.18) via exploiting a bug in which very rapid input overwhelms the game's controller read routines, allowing the game to be completed directly from anywhere (in this case, the title screen). See the authors' comments for more details.


Watch this run on a real NES.

[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Console-verified][Has commentary]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG0) "all levels" in 1:04:36.9 by Lord Tom & Tompa.
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- 100% completion
- Forgoes warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Platform
Technically an improvement of one of the oldest runs on the site, this TAS aims to complete all levels and overworld enemy battles as fast as possible.

The run features tricks and strategies not seen in the current warpless run, and is worth checking out even if you're already familiar with that run.


Downloadable encodes include the author's commentary as soft subtitles. These can also been seen in the fm2 file, and in this encode on Tompa's personal Youtube channel.

And if watching this TAS on an emulator isn't satisfying enough, why not see it played back on a real console!


[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG0) "warpless" in 46:20.3 by Lord Tom & Tompa.
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- 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: Platform
Super Mario Bros 3 completed fast ― without using the magic whistles.

Although this movie doesn't use the magic whistles, it does skip stages, and actually skips them quite a lot, with the aid of various items such as the hammers.

This is an improvement of about 44.5 seconds over the previous movie.


All encodes of this run come with the author's lengthy commentary. Author's vocal commentary during the run's video can be watched on Twitch.

[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers][Console-verified][Has commentary]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG0) "warps" in 10:24.34 by Lord Tom, Maru & Tompa.
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Submission #6274 — Author's comments
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- Uses warps
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- 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 and even faster! Of course, there doesn't ever seem to be a stop for when it is fastest.

This movie is 0.6 seconds faster than the previous movie. Most of the improvement comes from Bowser's Castle, where the authors didn't have to lose time in order to get a favourable Bowser pattern. For more details, see the run's comments.

You can see this run played on an NES right here.


The encodes feature commentary as soft subtitles.

[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]SNES Super Mario All-Stars: Super Mario Bros. 2 (JPN v1.0) in 07:16.46 by mtvf1.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
This is a remake of Super Mario Bros. 2 present in Super Mario All-Stars. Aside from musical and graphical improvements, it also provides a save feature.

Thanks to a glitch involving Wart and a few other optimizations, author mtvf1 improves his previous effort by 3.45 seconds.

Runs of the NES counterpart and GBA version are also available.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Super Mario All-Stars: Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA) "playaround" in 1:06:46.28 by Genisto.
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- Playaround
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Taking a break from the usual goal of pure speed, Genisto instead decides to break Super Mario Bros 3 from the Super Mario All-Stars pack. This run demonstrates programming errors, abuse of the game engine and commits suicide in ways most people have never even considered.

Mario plays through all 8 worlds in a fashion similar to a warpless run.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion][Has commentary]SNES Super Mario All-Stars: Super Mario Bros. 3 (JPN v1.0) "warps" in 10:23.51 by Maru.
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- Uses warps
- Genre: Platform
This is a remake of Super Mario Bros. 3 present in Super Mario All-Stars. Aside from musical and graphical improvements, it also provides a save feature.

Maru defeats Bowser in record time and improves the previous run by 0.26 seconds.


The encodes feature commentary as soft subtitles.

[Tier: Moons]Wii New Super Mario Bros. Wii (USA) "100%" in 2:58:33.27 by Soig.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
New Super Mario Bros. Wii is a 2009 side-scrolling platform video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Wii video game console. New Super Mario Bros. Wii follows Mario as he fights his way through Bowser's henchmen to rescue Princess Peach. Mario has access to several power-ups that help him complete his quest, including the Ice Flower, the Fire Flower, and the Starman, each giving him unique abilities. There are some new powerups to this game, such as the Propeller Hat which lets the player ascend very quickly.

Here, author Soig manages to "complete everything in New Super Mario Bros. Wii" in under 3 hours.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]Wii New Super Mario Bros. Wii (JPN) "warps" in 25:02.1 by Nonster.
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- Uses warps
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
New Super Mario Bros. Wii is a 2009 side-scrolling platform video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Wii video game console. New Super Mario Bros. Wii follows Mario as he fights his way through Bowser's henchmen to rescue Princess Peach. Mario has access to several power-ups that help him complete his quest, including the Ice Flower, the Fire Flower, and the Starman, each giving him unique abilities. There are some new powerups to this game, such as the Propeller Hat which lets the player ascend very quickly.

Nonster improves upon the previous publication by 38 in-game seconds, despite appearing to be only 28 seconds faster. This is due to emulation improvements. More information can be found in the submission text and discussion thread.

Note: There are encodes of higher resolution in the discussion thread.

Pokémon Red, Blue, and Green (20.08 million approximately) and Pokémon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition (8.26 million approximately)

Total movies: 26


[Tier: Moons]DS Pokémon: Diamond Version (USA) "glitchless" in 3:09:07.2 by Fortranm & MKDasher.
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- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Genre: RPG
Pokémon: Diamond Version is part of the 4th generation of Pokémon games, after Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald. For the first time in the main series, it features 3D graphics and online play over the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. In addition, there are 107 new Pokémon to catch.


Note: Due to an emulation error there are moments of flickering black pixels across the ground.

[Tier: Moons]DS Pokémon: Pearl Version (USA) in 2:18:17.97 by Fortranm & MKDasher.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Forgoes a time-saving restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Pokémon: Pearl Version is part of the 4th generation of Pokémon games, after Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald. For the first time in the main series, it features 3D graphics and online play over the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. In addition, there are 107 new Pokémon to catch.

Although it is possible to warp large distances within the game by using out-of-bounds glitches, making it possible to skip directly to the end, this movie refrains from saving and resetting, which is required to perform that sort of long-distance warp. However, glitches are used for other purposes, such as bypassing obstacles.


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[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion][Has commentary]DS Pokémon: Pearl Version (USA) "Void glitch" in 53:01.39 by MKDasher.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Final boss skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Award - DS TAS of 2015
Pokémon: Pearl Version is part of the 4th generation of Pokémon games, after Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald. For the first time in the main series, it features 3D graphics and online play over the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. In addition, there are 107 new Pokémon to catch.

In this run, MKDasher beats the game fast using luck manipulation and a major glitch that loads the overworld map incorrectly, allowing him to venture outside the level boundaries. For more information, see the author's comments.


There is also an alternate YouTube stream featuring commentary by the author.


Note: Due to an emulation error there are moments of flickering black pixels across the ground.

[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]GBA Pokémon: Emerald Version (USA) "Pomeg glitch" in 1:16:12.27 by GoddessMaria.
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Pokémon: Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald form the third generation of Pokémon, after Pokémon: Gold and Silver. Noticeable differences include the graphics and interface, Pokémon abilities, and running shoes that allow the player to move around much faster in the overworld before getting the bike.

In this movie, GoddessMaria applies her experience with TASing the game's alternate modes to a full run, finishing in under an hour and twenty minutes using lots of luck manipulation. At some point, her trainer gets fed up with all these slow battles, flies to the end, and storms the Elite Four throwing bad eggs at anyone who wants a fight.


Note: To play the vbm, you need to have Real Time Clock on and Flash 128k as the Save Type. Real Time Clock is for sync, while Flash 128k is to prevent the game from displaying a white screen.

[Tier: Moons]GBA Pokémon: Emerald Version (USA) in 2:12:33.24 by GoddessMaria.
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Pokémon: Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald form the third generation of Pokémon, after Pokémon: Gold and Silver. Noticeable differences include the graphics and interface, Pokémon abilities, and running shoes that allow the player to move around much faster in the overworld before getting the bike.

This TAS completes the game without using any glitches. There is another TAS of this game which uses a notable glitch to skip through the second half of the game much faster.


Note: To play the bk2 file you need to have configure your timezone to GMT-5 (US Eastern Time).

[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]GBA Pokémon: FireRed Version (USA) in 1:44:17.34 by MKDasher.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Pokémon: FireRed Version is an enhanced version of the original Pokémon: Red Version. Many glitches have been removed, and the random mechanics behind wild encounters have changed. This leads to very different strategies compared to our fastest runs on the original generation of games, and as a result, runs of this game see much more of the plot.

Watch as MKDasher crushes this game using Clefable (the first evolved form of Clefairy) and lots of luck manipulation. This run improves the previous version by over 2 minutes by fighting most battles with Clefable instead of Squirtle and using Metronome (which picks a random move to use from all moves in the game) against the Elite Four.


There is also an encode here that contains interesting data like PP left for each move, Pokémon stats, and some commentary on the run alongside the video.

[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]GBA Pokémon: Ruby Version (USA) in 1:31:45.43 by FractalFusion & GoddessMaria.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Pokémon: Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald form the third generation of Pokémon, after Pokémon: Gold and Silver. Noticeable differences include the graphics and interface, Pokémon abilities, and running shoes that allow the player to move around much faster in the outside overworld before getting the bike.

FractalFusion and GoddessMaria complete the game in a mere 1:31:45, 3 minutes and 22 seconds faster than the previous Sapphire Version run. Instead of using Machop/Machoke, this run now uses Taillow/Swellow, which is obtained far earlier in the game, also has Guts as an ability, and has powerful moves early on and throughout. The movie also uses advanced methods of luck manipulation with the help of RNG analysis. For more details, see the submission text.


Note: To play the vbm, you need to have Real Time Clock on and use Flash 128k as Save Type. Real Time Clock is for sync, while Flash 128k is to prevent the game from giving a white screen.

[Tier: Vault][Notable improvement][Console-verified]GBC Pokémon: Blue Version (USA/Europe) "Gotta Catch 'Em All!" in 37:55.33 by luckytyphlosion.
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- Major skip glitch
- Final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes save data corruption
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
Pokémon: Blue Version is part of the first generation of games within its famous series, known for having a very large number of beneficial glitches. In fact, the game can be completed in less than one minute of in-game time by save data corruption as shown by this run, and it can be completed in around 10 minutes using a more "conventional" glitch, as shown by this run. These runs break the game, and avoid much of the gameplay intended by the developers.

You can watch the complete run being played back on a console.


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified][Has commentary]GBC Pokémon: Blue Version (USA/Europe) in 1:29:35.61 by TiKevin83.
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- Forgoes warps
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Forgoes save data corruption
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Pokémon is a phenomenon that made itself very famous in a short time a few years ago. Pokémon Blue is part of the first generation of the games of that series that were made.

Up until this day, thousands of Pokémon fans have analyzed the games, finding out the exact formulae of how each battle situation in these games works out, how experience and levels and everything works, and what are the most effective ways to battle.


There is also an alternate YouTube stream featuring audio commentary by the author on real hardware.

[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]GBC Pokémon: Crystal Version (USA/Europe v1.0) in 2:48:36.03 by MrWint.
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- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
MrWint's Pokemon Crystal Glitchless TAS completes the Johto League including 8 badges and the Elite Four, then obtains the 8 Kanto badges before defeating Blue and Red for the final credits roll. This is done without any use of the typical memory corrupting glitches seen in Pokemon Gen 1 and 2 TASes.


The TAS instead uses luck manipulation to avoid encounters and spinning trainers, breeze through battles, and obtain Raikou as early as possible with optimal stats. Despite the run's length and complexity, console verification of the TAS was possible due to MrWint's own work emulating Crystal's Real Time Clock.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Fastest Completion]GBC Pokémon: Crystal Version (USA/Europe v1.0) "save glitch" in 04:12.68 by gifvex.
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- Final boss skip glitch
- Executes arbitrary code
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts save data
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Pokémon: Gold, Silver and Crystal from the second generation of Pokémon, after Red Version and Blue Version. New features include full color, a new region called Johto, and 100 all new Pokémon.

In this run, gifvex manipulates luck and abuses bugs to corrupt the save data while not encountering a single wild Pokémon! For more information, see the author's comments.


[Tier: Moons]GBC Pokémon: Gold Version (USA/Europe) in 2:54:27.15 by FractalFusion.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Pokémon Gold and Silver form the second generation of Pokémon, after Pokémon Red and Blue. The main differences between the generations is that the game is now in full color, and that there are 251 Pokémon instead of 151.

This movie plays through Pokémon Gold in a fairly fast manner, catching only a half dozen Pokémon in the process, but acquiring all the gym badges, and ultimately beating the protagonist of the previous generation of Pokémon games.

The author of this movie, FractalFusion, has written very extensive details of anything regarding this movie, including even some of the mathematical formulas used by the game. As usual, we recommend reading these comments.


This movie requires VBA1.7.2 v17 to synchronize. See the submission text for details.

[Tier: Vault]GBC Pokémon: Platinum Edition (China) in 02:14.18 by dekutony.
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- Unofficial game
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
This version of Pokémon: Platinum Edition is a pirate game made by Sintax in 2005. It has nothing to do with Nintendo's official Platinum Version released in 2009 on the Nintendo DS.

Watch as dekutony abuses glitches in the game to increase the FPS and fall through walls, improving the previous publication by 9.44 seconds.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]GBC Pokémon: Silver Version (USA/Europe) "Coin Case glitch" in 30:39.49 by MrWint.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Pokémon: Silver Version takes place 3 years after Blue, Red and Yellow, and puts the player in a brand new world: Johto. The gameplay is very similar to the previous games, but with several improvements, including new functions for the player's PokéGear, a Pokédex that can now be sorted by evolution type, and of course, new Pokémon.

In this run, MrWint uses a glitch involving the Coin Case to execute arbitrary code and finish the game 24 minutes faster than the previous version. As with his TASes of Red Version, the entire input file was generated by a computer program that brute forced the game for optimal luck manipulation. The expansive testing done by the program is the reason for the astronomical rerecord count.

We also have a run of a second generation Pokémon game that avoids corrupting the memory.


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified][Has commentary]GBC Pokémon: Yellow Version (USA/Europe) in 1:36:42.31 by TiKevin83.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes warps
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Forgoes save data corruption
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
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Pokémon: Yellow Version is part of the first generation of games within its famous series, known for having a very large number of beneficial glitches. In fact, the games can be completed in less than one minute of in-game time by save data corruption as shown by this run, and completed in around 10 minutes using a more "conventional" glitch, as shown by this run. These runs break the game, and avoid much of the gameplay intended by the developers.

In contrast, this run by TiKevin83 refrains from using any memory corrupting glitches and beats the game in a little over an hour and half. The Pokédoll trick is used to skip a dungeon in the game, but that is considered a minor developer oversight and does not corrupt the memory.


The author provided video commentary for this movie that can be viewed here.


This movie has been adjusted to synchronize on the real console, as well as on the 2.3 release of Bizhawk. The resynced movie is linked alongside the main one, and is called tikevin83-pokemonyellow-consoleverified. The author provided a commentary video for this resync that can be seen here. For more information, see the canceled submission, whose movie was added in this publication.

[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers][Notable improvement]GBC Pokémon: Yellow Version (USA/Europe) "arbitrary code execution" in 05:48.28 by MrWint.
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- Playaround
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Executes arbitrary code
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts save data
- Corrupts memory
- Genre: RPG
Award - Gameboy TAS of 2017Award - Glitchy TAS of 2017Award - TAS of 2017
The current Pokémon: Yellow Version speed record uses heavy glitches that allow the player to catalog every Pokémon in slightly over a minute. Is there any way to get more ridiculous than that? Yes! In this run, using nothing but the Game Boy buttons and tool-assisted precision, the game is made to run an arbitrary program which greatly expands the game and shows off cool stuff from elsewhere too. For details on how this was achieved, see the author's comments.

This movie improves upon the predecessor by using a payload which builds upon the environment in the game highlighting new areas, new Pokémon, and shows off a lot more that can be done with arbitrary code execution than displaying the digits of Pi and some minor animation. For more runs that involve arbitrary code execution, see our published list of movies which execute arbitrary code as well as discussion in our forum.


Spoiler: Hover over the screenshot.

This video includes segments from some terrific games, including Pokémon Yellow, Gold, and Crystal, as well as from Super Mario Bros. Deluxe, Tetris, and The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX. Please check those games out.

This video includes music samples from The Orange Box soundtrack. If you've enjoyed what you've heard, you can purchase The Orange Box soundtrack from Amazon or iTunes.

This video includes a clip from SpongeBob SquarePants (season two), which can be purchased in its entirety from Amazon or iTunes.


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified][Has commentary]GBC Pokémon: Yellow Version (USA/Europe) "game end glitch" in 09:47.92 by TiKevin83.
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes save data corruption
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Pokémon: Yellow Version is part of the first generation of games within the famous series, known for having a very large number of beneficial glitches.

This movie saves 4.88 seconds over the previous run via route changes and better memory manipulation.


See this movie played back on the Game Boy Player with commentary.


[Tier: Vault]GBC Pokémon Adventure (China) in 03:50.09 by dekutony.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform
Pokémon Adventure is an unlicensed GameBoy game released in 2000 by Yong Yong. This is actually a hack of another Yong Yong game called Sonic Adventure 7, which was a hack of Sonic 3D Blast 5, also released by Yong Yong.

[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]GBC Pokémon Card GB2: GR-dan Sanjou! (JPN) "game end glitch" in 01:53.41 by CasualPokePlayer.
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- Final boss skip glitch
- Executes arbitrary code
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: RPG
Pokémon Card GB2: GR-dan Sanjou! is the Japan-only sequel to Pokémon Trading Card Game. Team Great Rocket has stolen TCG Island's Pokémon cards and kidnapped the Club Masters, and you must travel to GR Island to put an end to their evil plans, by defeating them in Pokémon card duels.

[Tier: Vault]GBC Pokémon Puzzle Challenge (USA) "Puzzle mode, all levels" in 44:41.01 by ThunderAxe31.
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- Uses a game restart sequence
- Genre: Puzzle
Pokémon Puzzle Challenge, originally released in Japan as Pokemon de Panepon (ポケモンでパネポン), is a video game for the Game Boy Color. It is based on Panel de Pon (known as Tetris Attack in the West), only with characters from the Pokémon franchise.

[Tier: Moons]GBC Pokémon Puzzle Challenge (JPN) in 05:11.62 by zvsp.
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Uses a level password
- Genre: Puzzle
Pokémon Puzzle Challenge, originally released in Japan as Pokemon de Panepon (ポケモンでパネポン), is a video game for the Game Boy Color. It is based on Panel de Pon (known as Tetris Attack in the West), only with characters from the Pokémon franchise.

zvsp plays through the hardest difficulty, whilst showing the different Pokémon, in Challenge Mode/VS COM Mode in a brisk 5 minutes and 11.62 seconds.


NOTE: This run starts from a save file with all the Pokémon unlocked. We do not normally accept runs that start from dirty SRAM; refer to the Movie Rules for more details.

[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]GBC Pokémon Trading Card Game (USA) "game end glitch" in 02:55.81 by gifvex.
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- Major skip glitch
- Final boss skip glitch
- Executes arbitrary code
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Pokémon Trading Card Game is the video game incarnation of the popular Pokémon Trading Card Game (Pokémon TCG). It features digital versions of the first three sets of real-life trading cards, along with exclusive cards that are not available outside of the game. Normal gameplay involves finding and battling other trainers and Masters, eventually becoming the Champion and earning the Legendary Cards.

However, gifvex instead decided to glitch out the first battle and confuse the game into reading deck contents as code. This allows gifvex to reach the game's credits in just under 3 minutes. For more information, see the authors' comments.

We also have a similarly short run of the sequel, Pokémon TCG2.


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]GBC Pokémon Trading Card Game (USA) in 16:42.69 by anonymous user.
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Uses death to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Pokémon Trading Card Game is the video game incarnation of the popular Pokémon Trading Card Game (Pokémon TCG). It features digital versions of the first three sets of real-life trading cards, along with exclusive cards that are not available outside of the game. Normal gameplay involves finding and battling other trainers and Masters, eventually becoming the Champion and earning the Legendary Cards.

See this run played back on a real Game Boy Player (with Game Boy Interface).


[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]GB Pokémon: Blue and Red Version (USA/Europe) "Coop Diploma" in 3:48:04.1 by MrWint.
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- 100% completion
- Multiple games in one movie
- 2 Players
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
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Pokémon: Blue and Red Version are part of the first generation of the Pokémon franchise. They were developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo in North America in 1998. They feature a 10-year old boy who ventures around the Kanto region and aim to become the Pokémon champion. During his journey, he encounters various monsters, which he can catch to use for battles, or just to fill up his Pokédex.

In this run, MrWint fills the Pokédex without resorting to any glitches and obtains the diploma in both games in less than four hours. Note that Mew isn't caught here; this is because it can only be obtained through either an event or glitches.


The official encodes feature commentary by the author as soft subtitles. In addition, the downloadable encodes feature additional audio tracks: The first (default) track features audio from both games, while the second and third tracks feature audio from Blue and Red, respectively.

There's also an alternate encode provided by the author which features a detailed overlay.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]GB Pokémon: Red Version (USA/Europe) "save glitch" in 01:09.95 by MrWint.
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- Major skip glitch
- Final boss skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts save data
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Ash reveals his dark side, using save corruption and direct memory manipulation to catch 64 of the 151 Pokémon in the blink of an eye. Then he beats the game in less than a minute (in-game time) - without ever leaving his own room, bypassing Professor Oak's speech and skipping right to the high praise for his impressive stats.

This run is so glitchy that it's near impossible to follow what's going on without help; reading the author's notes is highly recommended.

To see a run of the first generation of Pokémon that doesn't take advantage of save data corruption, watch this movie.

Note: Although this movie appears to be slower than the one it obsoleted, it is actually 66 frames faster. The reason for the slower time is that the emulator used in this run is more accurate and runs at the correct, slightly slower framerate.


[Tier: Vault]N64 Pokémon Stadium (USA) "Gym Leader Castle" in 1:08:56.78 by aleckermit & Beccachu.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Strategy
Pokémon Stadium is a strategy video game developed and published by Nintendo in 1999. Despite being the first Pokémon Stadium title released in the west, the game is a sequel to the original Pokémon Stadium title released in Japan in 1998. Gameplay is built around a 3D turn-based battling system using the 151 creatures from the Game Boy games Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow.

In this run, aleckermit and Beccachu blaze their path through Gym Leader Castle, defeating all challengers and gym bosses as fast as possible.


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Super Mario World (20 million) and Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (4 million)

Total movies: 11


[Tier: Moons]GBA Super Mario Advance 2: Super Mario World (JPN) "warps" in 09:55.84 by gbreeze.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Genre: Platform
Super Mario Advance 2 is the port of Super Mario World to the Game Boy Advance. While similar to the original game in many respects, there are some subtle differences that matter for tool-assisted runs.

This run beats the previous one by 14.84 seconds, thanks to many optimizations and using the Japanese version.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]Genesis Super Mario World 64 (unknown) in 07:17.51 by xy2_.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform
Super Mario World 64 is a pirated port of the SNES Super Mario World, made for the Sega Mega Drive by an unknown developer, at an unknown date (but most likely after the original release of Super Mario 64 in 1996).

In the game you play as Mario alone; Yoshi makes no appearance whatsoever. Holding A allows you to run, but the distance required before Mario starts running is longer than expected, making careful jumps that require the distance a bit tricky. Control in general is also very stiff.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Super Mario World (USA) "no powerups, maximum exits" in 1:18:23.22 by PangaeaPanga.
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- Demonstration
- Uses a suboptimal character
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Genre: Platform
Mario's doctor heard about the "Magic Mushrooms" which make Mario grow to twice his normal size and let him break bricks. Fearing for Mario's health, he orders Mario to avoid those nasty powerups.

This run aims to complete as many exits as possible without collecting any permanent powerups, including Mushrooms, Fire flowers, Feathers, Switch Palace blocks. Unable to fly, Mario is forced to confront most obstacles and overcome them in unique ways. Riding Yoshi is also banned. 86 out of the total 96 exits are completed.

In this run, the author, PangaeaPanga, saves 1:32.43 over the previous movie by using better paths, new tricks, and lag reduction. For a level by level analysis of the improvements, please see the author's notes.


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]SNES Super Mario World (USA) "arbitrary code execution" in 02:25.19 by Masterjun.
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- Playaround
- Executes arbitrary code
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Genre: Platform
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Masterjun builds upon his previous work at destroying Super Mario World by programming some simple games inside it, using only controller input!

A technical explanation is available on the submission page.

This movie famously premiered via playback on a real Super Nintendo, at Awesome Games Done Quick 2014, as part of the first TASVideos presentation at a Games Done Quick event, which are hosted by SpeedDemosArchive.


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[Tier: Stars]SNES Super Mario World (USA) "warps" in 09:54.35 by BrunoVisnadi.
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Corrupts memory
- Genre: Platform
This is the 13th published movie of Super Mario World that beats the game by clearing 11 of the 96 exits, the shortest route intended by the game developers. It improves upon the previous run by 2.74 seconds. Mario still dies in the process. Improvements include:
  • Better block duplication in Yoshi's Island 3
  • Better P-switch use in Yoshi's Island 4
  • Lag reduction in many levels

We recommend reading the author's comments for more details.

There are also movies of this game that trigger the credits early, clear all 96 exits, clear as many exits as possible as small Mario and write a program using the game's code.


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified][Fastest Completion]SNES Super Mario World (USA) "game end glitch" in 00:41.68 by Doomsday31415, BrunoVisnadi & Masterjun.
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- Major skip glitch
- Final boss skip glitch
- Executes arbitrary code
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Genre: Platform
This is the 5th published movie in a category of impressively fast Super Mario World TASes. It beats the game by jumping to the credits from one of the two levels available from the start, Yoshi's Island 2. This happens because a glitch involving eating a Charging Chuck allows manipulating the code being executed by the game using only controller input.

This run is 0.13 seconds faster than the previous movie thanks to better movement and a more efficient payload. Reading the submission comments for more information is highly recommended.

For more movies like this, see this list of TASes that execute arbitrary code.


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[Tier: Stars]SNES Super Mario World (USA) "all 96 exits" in 1:14:37.63 by bahamete, Kaizoman666 & Masterjun.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Genre: Platform
Acknowledged as one of the best Mario games of all time, Super Mario World is a must see for fans of classic games. This run completes the game fully (all 96 exits) and makes use of almost every known glitch to make it as fast and exciting as possible.

This TAS by bahamete, Kaizoman666 & Masterjun is an improvement of 6:44.63 minutes over the previous movie. The improvement comes from new glitches and better optimization.

If you like this video, be sure to also see Super Demo World 100% completion (120 exits) in 2:02:04.49 by PangaeaPanga.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Fastest Completion]SNES Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (USA v1.0) "game end glitch" in 01:17.54 by Masterjun.
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- Major skip glitch
- Final boss skip glitch
- Executes arbitrary code
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Genre: Platform
This is a quick completion of Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island.

Here, the author, Masterjun, abuses a glitch that causes Yoshi's tongue to extend infinitely. This confuses the game and causes it to jump to the SNES CPU registers and start executing arbitrary code, which triggers the credits.

There is also a run without game-breaking glitches and a 100% run.

Exploiting this glitch instead of a glitch that results in corruption of the egg list saved 1:19.26 over the previous movie.


[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers]SNES Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (USA v1.0) "100%" in 1:59:35.12 by Baxter, Carl Sagan & NxCy.
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- 100% completion
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Genre: Platform
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Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island is a vibrant, colorful and fun game that stars the popular Yoshi. From a technical standpoint, the game is very exceptional on the SNES due to its use of the SuperFX² coprocessor. The chip allows for many cool special effects that are otherwise impossible on the SNES.

This is a 100% completion of the game. It plays through all the levels and collects every item that contributes to end-of-level score: 5 flowers, 20 red coins, and 30 stars. By getting 100% completion in each stage, six extra stages are also unlocked. These are played at the end of the run, again with 100% scores.

The authors of the run have spent over three years working on this run, showing off plenty of egg juggling, precise shots, and other incredible antics. This run does not use certain glitches present in the other runs of the game (an any% run and a warp glitch run), but there should still be plenty to surprise you. Reading the authors' lengthy comments is recommended.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]SNES Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (USA v1.0) in 1:33:40.18 by Carl Sagan.
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- 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: Platform
Award - SNES TAS of 2011
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island is a vibrant, colorful and fun game that stars the popular Yoshi. From a technical standpoint, the game is very exceptional on the SNES due to its use of the SuperFX chip, which allows for many cool special effects that are otherwise impossible on the SNES.

This movie by Carl Sagan (no, not that Carl Sagan) is fast-paced, action-packed, and full of entertaining tricks and maneuvers. In other words, the very essence we tool-assisted speedrun makers enjoy. It also improves the previous run of this game by over 5 minutes. For more details, we recommend reading the author's comments; there's a lot more to this movie than meets the eye.

This run forgoes using the null egg glitch to finish the game within minutes and instead plays through the regular levels. To see the null egg glitch in action, check out the any% run by Masterjun. For more Yoshi's Island action, check out our 100% run.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Super Mario World: The Second Reality Project Reloaded (USA) in 34:25.93 by IgorSantos777.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform
There are many hacks for Super Mario World, made with Lunar Magic, but few of them offer a whole new pleasurable game. The Second Reality Project is notable for being the first hack not made by the author of Lunar Magic that is still considered to be a decent game. The game spawned an Award-Winning series of hacks known for pushing Super Mario World to its limits, pulling in features from other games, and still adding on a few things of its own. This hack, The Second Reality Project Reloaded, is a remake of the original hack with all new graphics, custom music, and other great additions to help set the game apart.

This hack can be regarded as a true sequel to Super Mario World, picking up where it left off. Bowser has hatched a plan to rebuild his airships from Super Mario Bros. 3, and brings along his kids for support, hoping to use his newfound power and henchmen in the "Second Reality" to conquer the Mushroom Kingdom once and for all. Mario (and Luigi) must travel to the strange new Second Reality and face foes and puzzles they've never seen before. The game contains 8 classic worlds, as per the standard in previous games, as well as a special Bowser World, a Sonic World used as a short cut system similar to the Star World from Super Mario World, and one other...

This run improves the first TAS of this hack by almost 15 seconds.

Super Mario Land (14 million)

Total movies: 6


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]GB Super Mario Land (any v1.0) in 12:08.75 by MUGG.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
Aside from Tetris, Super Mario Land is probably the most well-known cartridge for the original Game Boy. It features a marked departure from traditional Mario enemies and themes, including Sphinxes, seahorses, fists emerging from pipes, Egyptian-themed levels, Chinese-themed levels and UFO-themed levels.

This publication improves on the previous one by 4.33 seconds from a new trick that allows Mario to warp around the screen on auto-scrolling levels as well as a new strategy used to end the mandatory bonus game after each world quicker.

If you enjoyed this movie, be sure to see hard mode.


[Tier: Moons]GB Super Mario Land (World v1.1) "hard mode" in 12:14.77 by MUGG.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Tatanga is back after being beaten in the regular-mode run of this game, and he kidnapped Princess Daisy again. Daisy is not a pilot, so she is unable to escape from her prison in the sky, despite there being a freely accessible aircraft in the vicinity.

Mario must travel through the four Kingdoms of Birabuto, Muda, Easton, and Chai once again to rescue Daisy. Although this time around, they're packed with much more enemies than before.

This run has much more action than the regular mode of Super Mario Land, due to the increased amount of enemies, yet it is only slightly slower. If you liked TASs of Super Mario Land before now, wait until you see this.


Note: This movie begins from a save state from the end of regular mode in order to access hard mode. There is no other way to access it outside of a hack. We normally do not accept movies which begin from a save state.

Note: This movie requires conversion in order to be played in sync on VBA rerecording v23.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]GB Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (USA/Europe v1.0) "game end glitch" in 00:46.08 by MUGG, Masterjun & Alyosha.
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- Major skip glitch
- Final boss skip glitch
- Executes arbitrary code
- Genre: Platform
This is the second and last true Mario game for the Game Boy. It features unique power-ups like carrots and bubbles, and allows the player to go through each of the worlds in any order. It also meant the first appearance of Wario, who would become a staple character for Nintendo.

This run improves the previous movie by 8 frames thanks to emulation accuracy.


[Tier: Moons]GB Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (USA v1.0) in 20:49.86 by dadinfinitum.
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Genre: Platform
This is the second and last true Mario game for the original Game Boy. It has unique power ups like carrots and bubbles and allows the player to go through each of the worlds in any order. It also features the first appearance of Wario, who would become a staple character for Nintendo.
This is a 1 minute and 5 second improvement over the previous movie thanks to newly discovered glitches which can be found in the author's comments.

[Tier: Moons]GB Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 "game end glitch" in 01:31.15 by McHazard.
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- Final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Genre: Platform
Originally meant as a sequel to the Super Mario Land games, Wario Land eventually proved popular enough in its own right to launch its own series.

Wario, having been kicked out of Mario's castle in his first appearance, decides, in his eternal greed, to search for a statue stolen by the nefarious Captain Syrup and the Black Sugar Gang. This would normally involve questing for hidden treasures and collecting as many coins as he can possibly amass along the way.

Here, Wario decides he doesn't want to do any work, so he glitches out the map and uses a jet hat to corrupt the game's memory. After reaching an otherwise unreachable debug menu, he sets up a skip to the end of the game and demands his prize.

As this movie may be confusing to watch, reading the author's comments is recommended. The author, McHazard, has also completed another run of Wario Land that avoids heavy glitches.


[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]GB Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 in 19:43.51 by McHazard.
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Genre: Platform
Originally meant as a sequel to the Super Mario Land games, Wario Land eventually proved popular enough in its own right to launch its own series.

Wario, having been kicked out of Mario's castle in his first appearance, decides, in his eternal greed, to search for a statue stolen by the nefarious Captain Syrup and the Black Sugar Gang. This would normally involve questing for hidden treasures and collecting as many coins as he can possibly amass along the way.

Here, however, Wario decides this isn't worth his time and proceeds as quickly as possible towards the final confrontation — going so far as to skip entire levels and otherwise make a mockery of the game engine.

This movie is a 2:11.01 improvement over the previous movie through better optimization.

Super Mario 64 (11 million)

Total movies: 7


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]DS Super Mario 64 DS (USA v1.0) in 08:12.93 by Sharkey91, Really_Tall & ALAKTORN.
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Super Mario 64 DS is a remake of Super Mario 64 for the Nintendo DS, released in 2004 along with the system. It features improved graphics, new levels and playable characters, and most importantly in this case, a different "polish".

More importantly, it features different glitches than those featured in the runs of the original SM64.

This run improves the predecessor movie by 39.71 seconds.

For the out-of-bounds parts, where no textures are normally loaded, the author provided a hacked encode that shows the textures for better comprehension.


[Tier: Moons]DS Super Mario 64 DS (USA v1.0) "jumpless" in 55:05.13 by Adeal.
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Genre: Platform
Super Mario 64 DS is a remake of Super Mario 64 for the Nintendo DS, released in 2004 along with the system. It features improved graphics, new levels and playable characters, and most importantly in this case, a different "polish".

This TAS features no jumping (B Button) throughout the entire TAS. For more information on how this was achieved we recommend reading the Author's Submission Notes on a breakdown of each stage.


Publisher's Note: Completing the game as Yoshi presents an issue as the player will die in the Rainbow Ride part of the credits and return to the Castle Grounds making the credits incomplete.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]Genesis Super Mario World 64 (unknown) in 07:17.51 by xy2_.
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- Genre: Platform
Super Mario World 64 is a pirated port of the SNES Super Mario World, made for the Sega Mega Drive by an unknown developer, at an unknown date (but most likely after the original release of Super Mario 64 in 1996).

In the game you play as Mario alone; Yoshi makes no appearance whatsoever. Holding A allows you to run, but the distance required before Mario starts running is longer than expected, making careful jumps that require the distance a bit tricky. Control in general is also very stiff.


[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement][Console-verified]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) "all 120 stars" in 1:20:41.52 by MKDasher, Nahoc, sonicpacker, Bauru, Eru, Goronem, Jesus, Kyman, Mokkori, Moltov, Nothing693, pasta, SilentSlayers, Snark & ToT.
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- 100% completion
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Award - 3D Platforms TAS of 2012Award - Speedy TAS of 2012Award - TAS of 2012
In a shocking twist of events, Bowser kidnaps Peach inside her own castle. Mario shows up and rains on Bowser's parade by collecting all 120 stars and winning in record time.

Numerous bugs are exploited in order to speed up Mario's progress and the physics engine is abused to its fullest.

This is an improvement of 18:08.33 over the previous movie by Rikku.

If you prefer to see the game beaten in the fastest time, then watch the "0 Stars" run.

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If you're looking for a TAS on the Nintendo DS remake, you can watch it here.

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[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers][Notable improvement][Console-verified][Fastest Completion]N64 Super Mario 64 (JPN) "1 Key" in 04:21.3 by Tyler Kehne, MKDasher, sonicpacker, Snark, SilentSlayers, Gaehne D, Eru, ToT, Plush & sm64expert.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
At first there were 70 stars, because Bowser demanded it. Then there were 16 stars, because MIPS the Rabbit demanded it. Then there was 1 star, because Bowser's Sub demanded it. Then there were no stars, but 2 keys, because the door leading to the castle basement demanded it. Now there is 1 key because the viewers are impatient and demanded the game be quicker.

As with many other runs on this site, the goal of pure speed has resulted in the complete breaking of the game. Very little of the game's normal play remains. If you'd like to see more of what Super Mario 64 has to offer, see the "70 Stars, no BLJ" run or the "120 Stars" run.

This movie is 2457 frames faster than the previous movie due to the recently discovered and long sought after 'Moat Skip', new strategies and extreme optimizations made possible by parallel universes as explained in the submission text.

Super Mario 64 has a history of publications on this site. If you wish to see how it unfolded since the beginning, see the page SM64TASHistory. Also, if you have a hankering to see MIPS the rabbit, the 16 stars route has been improved.

You can also see this movie played back on a real console.

Or, if you're looking for a TAS on the Nintendo DS remake, you can watch it here.


Downloadable encodes are also available in 640x480 resolution:

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[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) "70 stars, no Backwards Long Jump" in 42:58.52 by CeeSammerZ, coin2884, Eru, Goronem, Jesus, Kyman, Mickey/VIS, Mokkori, Moltov, Nahoc, Nekuran, Nothing693, pasta, Snark, sonicpacker & ToT.
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Demonstration
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Genre: Platform
Backwards Long Jump (BLJ) is a game breaking glitch not used in this Super Mario 64 run so that the runners can show off a variety of other lesser known glitches. Despite BLJ being banned, Mario shows that he can still collect 70 stars with ninja-like reflexes.

BLJ can be seen in the 0 Stars and 120 Stars runs.

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[Tier: Moons]N64 Super Mario 64: The Green Stars (USA) "all 130 stars" in 1:33:36.25 by 4232nis, homerfunky & sm64expert.
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- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform
Super Mario 64: The Green Stars is a Super Mario 64 rom hack made by Kampel, released in August 2013. Also listed under "hacking" in the credits are Kaze, Frauber and VL-Tone.

The hack has a number of differences compared to the original game, such as an increased count of 130 stars, harder level design, and (as the title implies) green stars. The game is intended as a fan-made sequel to Super Mario 64, and is often praised for feeling very similar to the original game.

The trio of authors power through the hack with incredible speed, showcasing the various levels and landscapes, abusing the game's programming errors, and collecting all 130 stars in under 100 minutes.

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GoldenEye 007 (8 million)

Total movies: 2


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]N64 GoldenEye 007 (USA) in 30:42.48 by Wyster & Scaredsim.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Shooter
The name's Bond... James Bond...

007 is ready for his incredibly popular first person shooter for the Nintendo 64. Rather than taking the usual stealthy strategy, secret agent 007 treats this first person shooter like any other and runs around shooting things with a complete disregard for human life, including his own.

While this run seems to be slower than the previous run, it actually plays all the regular levels faster and also plays two additional bonus levels!

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[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]Wii GoldenEye: 007 (USA) "007 Classic difficulty" in 1:41:35.67 by FitterSpace.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Shooter
Goldeneye: 007 for the Nintendo Wii is a full-scale re-imagining of the N64 game, and includes no assets from the original game. It takes the classic Goldeneye story and updates it to the standards of a modern first-person shooter. It also features Daniel Craig rather than Pierce Brosnan, who played James Bond in the film and the Nintendo 64 game. It has many modern features such as the ability to sprint and aim down sights.

The missions in this game are based on the ones from the classic Nintendo 64 version instead of the film. Some of the stages from the original game have been combined in this game (for example, Bunker on Wii is like Bunker+Silo on N64 and Cradle is like Control+Cradle on N64). But there are also some brand-new missions like Nightclub and Solar.

This TAS plays on the hardest difficulty, 007 Classic. Like the original N64 game, the harder difficulties have more objectives than the easier difficulties. This makes the route much more interesting because the goal isn't simply to sprint to the end of the mission. 007 Classic also removes regenerating health, so there is much more health management on this difficulty. Because a modern Call-of-Duty style FPS game with no health regeneration would be unfair, the developers added body armor that is only available on 007 classic, which the TAS makes great use of.

Since this game has roughly 35 minutes of unskippable cutscenes, the author provided a condensed video with all the cutscenes and loading screens removed.

Donkey Kong Country (8 million) and Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy Kong's Quest (4.37 million approximately)

Total movies: 9


[Tier: Vault]GBA Donkey Kong Country (USA) "101%" in 1:25:57.64 by Avanor_.
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- Uses warps
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
This game is a 2003 port of the original Donkey Kong Country for SNES. This version has increased brightness, at the cost of contrast and colour saturation, to make the game easier to see on an unlit LCD screen, some new features, including new minigames, hidden pictures, a Time Trial mode, and multiplayer games.

In order to achieve 101%, you need to play and beat every stage, find all bonus-rooms (only finding them is required, beating is not) and find all 52 cameras to fill the scrapbook. One camera requires you to collect the KONG-letters in every stage.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]GBA Donkey Kong Country 2 (USA) in 50:11.76 by illayaya, Snodeca & EZGames69.
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- Uses warps
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Platform
Donkey Kong Country 2 is a game made by Rare for the SNES in 1995, and is generally seen as one of the classics. In 2004, Rare released a Donkey Kong Country 2 remake, for the GBA.

The story is simple: King K. Rool, mad at Donkey Kong, becomes a Kaptain (with a K!) and kidnaps Donkey! (Oh no!) In exchange for Donkey Kong, Kaptain K. Rool wants the banana hoard. Of course Donkey and Diddy worked so hard that they don't want to just give it back. Kaptain K. Rool, however, kidnapped the wrong kong, and left the fast kong alone. Diddy (and Dixie) goes off to Crocodile Isle to try and save Donkey Kong!


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Has commentary]SNES Donkey Kong Country (USA v1.0) "101%" in 41:18.37 by Tompa.
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- 100% completion
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
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This run of Donkey Kong Country aims for 101% completion.

The author of this run discovered several new time-saving techniques. Some of them are small enough to go unnoticed, and others are jawdroppingly huge. The total improvement over the previous run is a tremendous 6 minutes 6.93 seconds this time around.

The in-game time of this run is about 33 minutes 10 seconds. For a detailed analysis of new techniques as well as comments about individual levels, read the author's comments.

If you desire more rolling primates, we recommend watching the any% movie.


The author, Tompa, also provided audio commentary of his TAS along with Pichi, which is available right here.

[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Fastest Completion]SNES Donkey Kong Country (USA v1.0) in 07:24.68 by hidaigai & Tompa.
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Genre: Platform
Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong are on a quest to retrieve the former's banana horde from the Kremlings. They are doing it as quickly as possible, without bothering to enter all the bonus rooms.

This run is 25.39 seconds faster than the previous submission, mostly due to new routes using glitches in the levels Jungle Hijinx and Platform Perils. To understand what is going on in more detail, we suggest reading the submission notes.

If you desire more rolling primates, we recommend watching the 101% completion movie. We also have a walkathon that completes the game at a more leisurely pace.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Donkey Kong Country (USA v1.0) "all stages, walkathon" in 41:09.1 by Tompa.
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- Demonstration
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Genre: Platform
Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong are on a quest to retrieve the former's banana horde from the Kremlings. But with less hurry than usual.

In this run, Tompa completes the game while avoiding the Y button that allows characters to run and to roll. Game mechanics such as grabbing a rope and getting shot out of a barrel are used to boost character speeds. See the author's comments for details.


Note: 5 presses of the Y button are required in one boss fight in order to pick up and throw barrels.

[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]SNES Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (USA v1.1) in 37:29.39 by hidaigai, Comicalflop, Dooty & Umihoshi.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Genre: Platform
This is the any% TAS of Donkey Kong Country 2. It aims for overall fastest completion and doesn't give a flying banana about bonus rooms. Warp barrels are used whenever possible, meaning a large part of almost every stage in the first two worlds is skipped.

This is an improvement of 1:33.58 over the previous movie. As usual, longer loading times in a more accurate emulator take away some of the gross improvement time. If only comparing the length of the levels, the total improvement would be 1:39.21. See the author's notes for a more detailed breakdown.

For more primate action, we recommend watching the 102% completion movie.


[Tier: Stars]SNES Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (USA v1.0) "102%" in 1:21:31.88 by Dooty, NxCy & Comicalflop.
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- 100% completion
- Best ending
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
Donkey Kong's been kidnapped and old Cranky Kong insists that Diddy collect a bunch of coins that say "DK" on them. These goals are compatible enough that Diddy and Dixie decide to get a little bit sidetracked on their rescue plan.

This movie improves on its predecessor by 45.28 seconds, primarily by using a debug code to get 75 Kremkoins early, allowing for a faster route through the game. Reading the authors' comments is recommended.

For more primate action, check out the any% run.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (USA) "105%" in 1:41:39.8 by Dooty, ElectroSpecter & Tompa.
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- Uses a game restart sequence
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
Donkey and Diddy Kong appear to have been kidnapped, so now it's up to that daring damsel of adventure, Dixie Kong, to find the missing monkeys. But this is no solo expedition; her cousin, the titanic toddler Kiddy Kong, is here to help her kick some Kremlin butts.

This is the first entry of the 105% category of this game. By using a password to remove the 'DK' barrels, the game officially enters hard mode, and the maximum percent completion is obtained. For more Kong action, you can also view the pure speedrun that doesn't collect all items.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]SNES Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (JPN v1.0) in 42:33.73 by Doomsday31415.
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! is an adventure platform video game developed by Rare and published by Nintendo for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. It is the third installment of the Donkey Kong Country series and serves as a direct sequel to Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest.

In this movie, Doomsday31415 improves the previous record set by Dooty by 2:02.49 minutes thanks to new tricks and better optimization.

For more primate action, we recommend watching the 105% completion movie.

Super Mario Kart (8 million)


[Tier: Moons]SNES Super Mario Kart (USA) in 21:27.02 by cstrakm.
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- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Racing
Super Mario Kart is the first in a popular series of games starring the Mario cast racing go-karts. This run aims to get record times in all tracks at 150cc difficulty. This is achieved mostly by jumping straight into walls, bottomless pits, and lava, among many other things. Mushrooms are also used frequently due to their mysteriously friction-free propulsion powers. A high amount of wall-bouncing is required.

This run is over a minute and a half faster than the previous published run, due to new exploits of the definition of a lap.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (7.6 million) and The Legend of Zelda (6.51 million) and The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (6.05 million approximately) and Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (4.38 million) and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (4.61 million)

Total movies: 27


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion][Has commentary]DS The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (JPN) in 3:57:26.32 by Karaage.
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The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks is an action-adventure game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo DS. It is the direct sequel of The Wind Waker and Phantom Hourglass.

Karaage completed every dungeon in less than four hours.

There is also an alternate YouTube stream featuring Japanese commentary by the author.


Note: Due to poor emulation there are instances of incorrect shadows throughout most of this game.

[Tier: Moons]FDS The Legend of Zelda (FDS v1.0) "2nd quest, game end glitch" in 03:06.46 by TASeditor, Masterjun & sockfolder.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Final boss skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Executes arbitrary code
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Second quest/Post game-completion
- Uses a level password
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
Award - Glitchy TAS of 2015
The second quest of The Legend of Zelda is what you get by having completed the game once. It is more difficult than the first quest. In this movie, the authors enter ZELDA as the player's name to start the 2nd quest without having to complete the game first.

The authors in this run also enter some of their own code, and don't really complete the game a second time either – yet somehow do. See the authors' notes for more details.

We also have a non-glitched run of this 2nd quest.


[Tier: Moons]GBA The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (USA) "Palace of Four Swords" in 05:16.73 by Tompa & Yuzuhara_3.
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- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
It would be pointless to describe The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past here, because this run has little to do with the game itself. Using glitches exclusive to the GBA version, Link rips a hole in the space-time-continuum, enters the Palace of the Four Swords, and finishes the game in just over 5 minutes.

This run improves the previous publication by 21.16 seconds, primarily through a new trick that ends input early, using buggy boomerangs to finish off the Dark Links.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Fastest Completion][Has commentary]GBA The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (JPN) in 1:40:02.18 by Tompa & quo.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
The Minish Cap is an addition to The Legend of Zelda series that sees our hero fight Ganondorf Vaati, retrieve and power up the Master Sword Picori Sword to once again save the land of Hyrule and rescue Princess Zelda.

This run by Tompa and quo improves upon the previous run by over 8 minutes thanks to much better optimization, new glitches, and a switch to the Japanese version of the game.


There is also an alternate YouTube stream featuring audio commentary by the authors.

[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement][Console-verified]GBC The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX (USA v1.0) in 27:55.02 by TwistedTammer.
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
Award - Gameboy TAS of 2019
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX is an updated version of an older GB game which adds color, an additional dungeon, various other minor features, and a lot of bug fixes. Link, after rescuing Hyrule (again?), sets off on a journey and subsequently shipwrecks on the mysterious Koholint Island, which has been overtaken by evil monsters which he must defeat in order to find a way back home.

Watch a verification of this run on the Game Boy Player


[Tier: Moons]GBC The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX (USA v1.0) "warp glitch" in 05:13.06 by TwistedTammer.
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
Proving yet again the lengths a TAS can go in destroying a game, this run features a warping glitch that allows for severe sequence breaking. The final boss is reached within a handful of minutes and defeated with minimal weaponry.

TwistedTammer improves the previous run by 25.88 seconds.

There is a movie of this game that does not use the warp glitch.


[Tier: Moons]GBC The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages (USA) in 1:20:44.32 by Scorpianman42.
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The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages is the time-themed counterpart to Oracle of Seasons. In it, the Oracle of Ages, Nayru, is possessed by Veran, Sorceress of Shadows. Link must travel throughout Labrynna's past and present to collect the 8 Essences of Time, power up the Harp of Ages, and defeat Veran.

[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]GBC The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons (USA) in 1:25:57.22 by Swordless Link & Tompa.
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- Genre: Adventure
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons is a Game Boy Color game that carries over much of the graphics from Link's Awakening. Surprisingly, much of the game engine is completely different and developed by Capcom. In it, the Oracle of Seasons, Din, is kidnapped by Onox, General of Darkness. Link must travel throughout both Holdrum and Subrosia to collect the 8 Essences of Nature, power up the Rod of Seasons, and defeat Onox.

This game has been attempted by various authors over the past 5 years. Finally, SwordlessLink, along with Tompa, who joined the project after dungeon 4, beat this legendary game in 1:25:57.21 primarily through the use of pitwalking, Pegasus Seeds, and enemy manipulation. Please see the authors' notes for more details.


[Tier: Stars]GB The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (USA v1.0) "playaround" in 40:22.78 by bobmario511.
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
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- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
Award - Funny TAS of 2012Award - Gameboy TAS of 2012
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening is a classic Game Boy Zelda adventure. Link must travel across the dream world of Koholint Island, collecting the 8 Instruments to wake the Wind Fish and go home after a terrible shipwreck.

bobmario511 (the author), however, realized that "Hey, I'm in a dream. That means I can do anything I want!" With that in mind, he embarks on a journey as the legendary hero THIEF to live out his wildest fantasies. Unfortunately, he would soon find out that this dream would end up being the worst nightmare of his life, traveling through a chaotic world devoid of any logic, meaning, or consistent appearance. Summoning the power of all of the allies he can get, our hero, BowWow, Marin, a ghost, and a flying rooster travel together to make sense of the nonsensical hell of Link's own imagination, collecting what he believes to be the 8 Instruments and Secret Seashells on their way.

To see a run of the "normal" completion of this game, see this movie by the same author.

Spoiler: hover over the screenshot.


[Tier: Moons]GB The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (USA v1.0) in 03:48.55 by bobmario511.
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- Major skip glitch
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening is a classic Game Boy Zelda adventure. Link must travel across the dream world of Koholint Island, collecting the 8 Instruments to wake the Wind Fish and go home after a terrible shipwreck.

bobmario511 (the author), however, decided collecting instruments for a one-man band was a waste of time, so he skipped all of that and went straight to the Wind Fish (with a pesky boss battle in the middle).

This is a 0.56 second improvement over the previous run. See the author's notes for more details.

If you liked this, be sure to also check out the Game Boy Color version (DX), which completes all the dungeons.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion][Has commentary]GC The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Europe) in 2:44:46.77 by gymnast86.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
Award - First edition TAS of 2018
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess is the 13th game in the Zelda franchise, released for both the Nintendo GameCube and Wii, with an HD port later released on the WiiU.

The world of Hyrule has fallen under the twilight, and after Link gets transformed into a wolf, he meets up with a strange imp named Midna. Together, they team up to defeat the twilight and save the kingdom.

gymnast86 saves the kingdom of Hyrule in record time.


Note #1: There is an alternate YouTube stream featuring commentary by the author, Pheenoh and Dragonbane0.

Note #2: There are also lossless encodes and encodes at additional resolutions available in the discussion thread.


[Tier: Stars][Fastest Completion]N64 The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (USA) in 1:29:32.02 by MrGrunz.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
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In the direct sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Link is back to being a lone boy without a fairy. One day, he is attacked by Skull Kid and his two fairies, Tatl and Tael, and they steal his ocarina. After pursuing Skull Kid, he is transformed into a Deku Scrub. Link continues pursuing Skull Kid all the way to the Clock Town (now with the help of Tatl the fairy, a more 'in yo face' version of Navi).

This TAS of the game is the result of three years of hard work and many restarts due to new discoveries. It features many never-before-seen tricks and glitches, and completes every dungeon without getting a single boss key. Everything is done out of order, in ways that will amaze the viewer and keep them on the edge of their seat the entire way through, including a whole new way of warping between the areas in the game's over-world, and a new method of traveling that makes even the longest stretches in the game seem tiny.

The author beats the game in two 3-day cycles (the previous route used three), and does so in a way that puts every past attempt at a 6-day challenge to shame.

Note: There are encodes of higher resolutions in the discussion thread. Also, if you know the cutscenes of this game by memory at this point and would rather watch an encode without them, it's your lucky day.


[Tier: Moons]N64 The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (USA) "low%" in 1:59:01.88 by omgatree6 & Eumeus14.
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- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
In the direct sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Link is back to being a lone boy without a fairy. One day, he is attacked by Skull Kid and his two fairies, Tatl and Tael, and they steal his ocarina. After pursuing Skull Kid, he is transformed into a Deku Scrub. Link continues pursuing Skull Kid all the way to the Clock Town (now with the help of Tatl the fairy, a more 'in yo face' version of Navi).

The authors beat the game collecting as few items as possible, showcasing a variety of different tricks unique to this run (which can be found in the submission notes, along with other details).

If you want to see the game beaten as fast as possible, you can do so here.

Note: There are encodes of higher resolution in the discussion thread.


[Tier: Moons]N64 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (JPN v1.0) "No Doors, All Dungeons" in 2:24:37.03 by NEVERDOORS.
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Rating: 9.0 (8.5 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Demonstration
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
In this TAS of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, the author aims to beat the game as quickly as possible, while completing all dungeons, and with the added challenge of doing so without opening any doors. He achieves this by exploiting multiple glitches not seen in any other category of the game in order to complete this challenge.

The submission notes go over in great details all the stipulations of the goal, the tricks, and glitches.

This TAS was done using the Japanese v1.0 version of the game. The reasons for this are glitches that are exclusive to v1.0, as well as text that is significantly faster than in the English version, which means that far less time is spent waiting for text boxes and cut scenes to end before getting back to the action.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]N64 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (JPN v1.0) "All Dungeons, Temples & Ganon Trials" in 1:42:29.53 by homerfunky.
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- Demonstration
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
Award - Lucky TAS of 2017
In this TAS of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, the author aims to beat the game as quickly as possible while completing all dungeons, temples, and Ganon Trials. This goal is commonly referred to as "all temples", "all dungeons", or "MST (Medallions/Stones/Trials)".

This run has 22:15.68 minutes of improvements in gameplay over the previous TAS of its kind.

This movie contains a newer route and newer strategies which allow for a much faster completion than were possible when the last run was made. Several large glitches in the game are not used in the run, such as the Reverse Bottle Adventure or the Get Item Manipulation glitch. These are avoided because it would make the completion of any dungeon completely arbitrary; they can be seen in an old any% run.

This TAS is played on the Japanese version of the game. The reason for this is that the text is significantly faster than in the English version, which means that far less time (roughly 12 minutes) is spent waiting for text boxes and cut scenes to end before getting back to the action.

The author's notes explain in great detail many of the things done in this TAS which may be confusing to those who aren't familiar with Ocarina of Time speedrunning. Reading them is strongly advised.

Note: There are encode of higher resolutions in the discussion thread.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Fastest Completion]N64 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (JPN v1.0) in 20:09.98 by Bloobiebla & MrGrunz.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
Award - Nintendo 3D TAS of 2014
Although the length of this movie is 20:09.98 when timed with our standard method, applying the timing method used by most Zelda speedrunners (until last hit on Ganon) would result in a final time of 16:57.69. It's important to note this so that there's no confusion about which runs are faster than the others.

In this TAS of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, the author aims to beat the game as quickly as possible. He achieves this by exploiting a large sequence break which involves "tricking" the game into warping Link directly from the Deku Tree (the first dungeon) to Ganon's Castle. Child Link then goes on conquering the whole castle without a single thought about becoming an adult beforehand.

Despite how quickly this game can be beaten these days, this run is almost two minutes faster than its predecessor thanks to new tricks at the Deku Tree and tower collapse sequence as well as many small improvements throughout the run.

This TAS was done using the Japanese version of the game. The reason for this is that the text is significantly faster than in the English version, which means that far less time is spent waiting for text boxes and cut scenes to end before getting back to the action.

The author's notes explain in great detail many of the things done in this TAS, which may be confusing to those who aren't familiar with Ocarina of Time speedrunning. Reading them is strongly advised.

Note: There are encodes of higher resolutions in the discussion thread.


[Tier: Stars][Console-verified][Fastest Completion][Has commentary]NES The Legend of Zelda (USA PRG0) in 22:17.53 by Lord Tom.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
The Legend of Zelda (ゼルダの伝説) is an adventure game that needs no introduction to most NES players. It is a large game that normally takes days to beat, but at TASVideos, we often reduce games to the minimum time necessary in order to complete them. It's a secret to everybody.

This is the seventh iteration of this TAS, 20.6 seconds faster than the previous run. The improvements are largely due to better luck manipulation and some major route changes that lead to Link staying away from gambling. For more details, read the submission comments or the author's subtitles on the encodes.


The encodes feature commentary by the author as soft subtitles.

This run was console verified using micro500's TASLink replay device (with 1 frame per latch poll).


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES The Legend of Zelda (USA PRG0) "all items" in 32:16.98 by TASeditor.
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- 100% completion
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
The Legend of Zelda (ゼルダの伝説) is an adventure game that needs no introduction to most NES players.

This time, Link is not just satisfied with collecting the Triforce and saving the princess; he feels like getting through Hyrule with a lot of shiny artifacts and weapons, even if he never uses them after getting them. In this run, the player collects the best version of every object and status upgrade, including all the heart containers, every inventory item, the best sword, and both bomb upgrades. Link even buys the Bait an extra time more than required, so that the bait remains in his inventory at the end of the game. For more details about what constitutes a 100% run, see the submission comments.

We also have other runs for The Legend of Zelda: an any% run through the first quest, a 'swordless' first-quest run, and an any% run through the second quest.

Watch this played back on a real NES.


[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]NES The Legend of Zelda (USA PRG0) "Swordless Challenge" in 24:39.71 by Lord Tom.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
Of all the challenging ways to play Legend of Zelda that people have attempted on a NES console, one of the most famous is the "swordless" challenge. In this challenge, the player must beat all of the game, up until the final boss Ganon, without using a sword. It is not possible to damage Ganon without a sword however, so many swordless runs reach Ganon's room to die there.

In order to actually complete the game, Lord Tom does pick up a sword and kills Ganon. However, the sword is only obtained shortly before attempting the final level, and even then, the sword is not used until absolutely necessary. In the meantime, sit back and watch a run which relies heavily on luck manipulation and effective bomb usage to beat the game very quickly. For more details, see the author's comments.

This is a 34-second improvement over the previous movie by Baxter.


The official encodes feature commentary by the author as soft subtitles.

[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES The Legend of Zelda (USA PRG0) "2nd quest" in 24:59.83 by Baxter & Morrison.
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- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Second quest/Post game-completion
- Uses a level password
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
The second quest of The Legend of Zelda is what you get by having completed the game once. It is more difficult than the first quest.

In this movie, the authors enter ZELDA as the player's name to start the 2nd quest without having to complete the game first.

This movie is 4 minutes and 13.6 seconds faster than the previous movie by Sleepz. The authors provide detailed explanations of the time savings in their submission text.

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


[Tier: Moons]NES The Legend of Zelda: Outlands (USA PRG0) in 18:54.9 by Baxter.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
In this The Legend of Zelda hack, Link must save Hyrule (again), reclaiming the Triforce of Power from Thunderbird. Baxter does it masterfully, exploiting glitches from the original game to get the job done quickly. This movie completes both quests.


If you'd like to see a movie of the original unhacked The Legend of Zelda, we have that too, as well as a movie of the second quest and swordless challenge.

[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Fastest Completion]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) "warp glitch" in 05:31.92 by TASeditor, Arc & Inzult.
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- 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]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) in 38:38.45 by Arc & Inzult.
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- 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.

This movie is a new branch that allows warps but not the scroll-lock glitch, used in the other run we have published. A "warp" (or "wrong warp") in Zelda II is when an exit takes Link somewhere other than where that exit is supposed exit into. Read the authors' comments for details. For a "warpless" run, see [3254] NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) "warpless" by Arc, FatRatKnight, Inzult & Rising Tempest in 45:26.04.

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]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) "warpless" in 45:26.04 by Arc, FatRatKnight, Inzult & Rising Tempest.
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
Here is a warpless run of Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (1988), which introduced RPG elements and a side-scrolling view instead the traditional Zelda overhead view. An evil magician has cast a sleep spell on Princess Zelda. Link must place 6 crystals in palaces throughout Hyrule in order to release the binding force that protects the Triforce of Courage hidden in the Great Palace.

This movie is an improvement of 9.31 seconds compared to the previous run. Most of the new time saved is from getting almost impossible fairy spawns at overworld traps. Please read the authors' comments for details.

This movie avoids using the extremely gamebreaking hyperspeed and scroll-lock glitches seen in the warp glitch branch. This movie also avoids all of the minorly gamebreaking wrong warps in order to significantly increase the technical skill required to create the movie; we also have a movie which does use these "glitched warps," which allows a rather different route through the game.

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]SNES The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (USA) in 1:16:11.05 by Tompa.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
Full completion of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.

Both this run and the short version use a wobbling trick in order to make Link walk a bit faster. The execution of this maneuver requires the usage of a controller that allows the player to press Up+Down simultaneously (such as, in this case, a modified Snes9x's controller). The traveling-through-walls trick that is seen in the short version is not used.

This run features an improvement of a little over 4 minutes.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Fastest Completion]SNES The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (JPN v1.0) "game end glitch" in 00:54.53 by fmp, total & Yuzuhara_3.
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- Final boss skip glitch
- Executes arbitrary code
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
SNES Zelda completed in a very quick manner. The trick that is used to cut completion time by so much is holding left+up+right while entering a corridor or staircase, allowing Link to clip through the wall and walk out of bounds.

This movie is an astonishing minute faster than the preceding version thanks to a brand new glitch.


[Tier: Stars][Has commentary]SNES The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (JPN v1.0) "full inventory" in 52:52.44 by fmp & Yuzuhara_3.
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- 100% completion
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
Award - Glitchy TAS of 2018Award - Lucky TAS of 2018
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is the third game of its series. It began development in 1988 as a NES title but was ultimately moved to the SNES, being released in Japan on 21 November 1991, exactly 1 year after the console. It set new standards for the system and was among the first games to use 1MB of memory. The game is widely regarded as one of the best video games, both of its era and of all time. A Link to the Past spawned two official manga, a Satellaview spinoff, a GBA port, a 3DS remake, a popular randomizer, and rereleases on the SNES Classic and Wii Virtual Console. Nearly 30 years later, it remains one of the most popular speedrun games.

fmp and Yuzuhara_3 complete the inventory of items and defeat Ganon in record time. For more details, please read the authors' comments.

The second set of encodes feature a minimap at the right side, showing the player's position on the map and the camera's position.


The author provided video commentary for this movie that can be seen here.

Street Fighter II (6.3 million)

Total movies: 2


[Tier: Moons]Arcade Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter (JPN) in 21:05.05 by SDR.
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- Playaround
- 2 Players
- Genre: Fighting
Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter is the 4th Capcom fighting game to incorporate characters licensed from the Marvel Comics universe. It is in many ways a direct sequel to X-Men vs. Street Fighter, featuring many of the same characters and the same tag-team gameplay. It was well-received and paved the way for the Marvel vs. Capcom series.

In this playaround, the author shows many different characters, sometimes controlling both 1P and 2P, sometimes against the CPU. Infinite combos, glitches, and strange situations appear non-stop. A number of the glitches and techniques are detailed in the author's comments.


[Tier: Moons]Arcade Super Street Fighter II Turbo (JPN) "playaround" in 19:25.52 by Dark Noob & SDR.
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- Playaround
- 2 Players
- Uses hardest difficulty
Super Street Fighter II Turbo, released in Japan as Super Street Fighter II X: Grand Master Challenge (スーパーストリートファイターII X -Grand Master Challenge), is a competitive fighting game released for the arcades by Capcom in 1994. It is the fifth installment in the Street Fighter II sub-series of Street Fighter games, following Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers. Like its predecessor, it ran on the CP System II hardware.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (6 million) and Sonic the Hedgehog (4 million)

Total movies: 16


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]Genesis Knuckles in Sonic the Hedgehog (any v1.1) in 13:05.29 by marzojr & WST.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform
This is a hacked version of Sonic the Hedgehog. The title character is replaced by his rival, Knuckles. The levels remain unchanged.

There is more than just an appearance change to this game. Knuckles' abilities remain intact. If you haven't seen Sonic the Hedgehog completed before, you may wish to do so before seeing what a character with a spindash and gliding can accomplish.

There is also a run for a Tails hack of Sonic the Hedgehog, done by marzojr. It replaces Knuckles with Tails and gliding with flying.

There is also the original run of Sonic the Hedgehog done by Aglar in record time without the advantage of spindash and gliding/flying.


A camhacked encode is provided with every duplicate link.

Note: An IPS patch for the hack can be downloaded here. It must be patched to REV 00.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Knuckles in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (World) "ring attack" in 45:01.63 by Evil_3D, WST & Zurggriff.
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Demonstration
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
This game is what you get if you take Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and lock it onto Sonic & Knuckles. As the name suggests, what you get is simply Sonic the Hedgehog 2 with Knuckles the Echidna as the playable character. The levels remain mostly unchanged, save for the addition of a few monitors that can only be reached as Knuckles, whose abilities from Sonic and Knuckles (gliding, climbing walls, and jumping a little lower than Sonic) remain intact.

In this run, you'll see the zones of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (colloquially referred to as West Side Island in the Japanese manual) like you've never seen them before, as Knuckles uses every trick in the book to collect over five thousand rings, with only 11 throughout the game eluding his grasp. (For the time being, anyway...)

We also have runs with Sonic and Tails and Knuckles in this game.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]Genesis Knuckles in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 in 17:41.85 by Zurggriff.
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Platform
This is a version of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 with Sonic & Knuckles locked on it. The title character is replaced by his rival, Knuckles. The levels remain unchanged.

There is more than just an appearance change to this game. Knuckles' abilities remain intact. If you haven't seen Sonic the Hedgehog 2 completed before, you may wish to do so before seeing what a character with a spindash and gliding can accomplish.

The run is an improvement of 5.9 seconds in-game time over the predecessor movie. The author's comments contain a whole bunch of details.

We also have runs with Sonic and Tails and where Knuckles is going for the max rings challenge.


Each second link or set of encodes uses a camhack, which forces the camera to focus on Knuckles while keeping the sprites on the foreground layer.

[Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog (World,r1) "no zips" in 17:36.58 by Aglar.
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Demonstration
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Genre: Platform
Fast bouncing around. This is a run of Sonic the Hedgehog which avoids zipping (gaining a large speed boost from being inside terrain), unlike the other run of this game. Therefore, most levels cannot be skipped, and instead have to be traversed using a more normal route, although the author still finds a couple of alternative methods to take shortcuts (it is hard to define hard rules to ban all glitches). In this run, the game is completed without collecting the Chaos Emeralds.

There are also runs where Knuckles and Tails they take advantage of their own abilities to finish the game in record time.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog (any,r1) in 14:13.87 by Aglar.
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Sonic bounces around surprisingly fast. The lack of Spin Dash makes the strategy a bit different from that of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Sonic 3 & Knuckles runs, since preserving your momentum becomes a lot more important. However, this doesn't prevent the author from achieving crazy velocities even with such a significant limitation. In this run, the game is completed without collecting any emeralds.

This is the ninth publication of this branch, improving on the previous effort by 7.88 (of in-game time), due to even tighter optimization and some new shortcuts.

There are also runs where Knuckles and Tails they take advantage of their own abilities to finish the game in record time.

To see a movie of this game that doesn't take advantage of zips, watch the "no zips" run by Aglar.

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


Every second encode link leads to a camhacked version. But don't expect the videos where Sonic is visible offscreen to make any more sense than the original ones!

[Tier: Stars][Fastest Completion]Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (any,r1) in 17:40.08 by Zurggriff & Aglar.
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- 2 Players
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (1992) was the game that introduced the Super Dash Attack. The ability, referred to as Spin Dash in later games, has become one of the most beloved features of the series and, indeed, one of the most prominent features of the speedrunning scene as a whole.

In this exhilarating movie, Aglar & Zurggriff speed their way through this classic's varied acts making good use of Spin Dashes to finish them in record time. The authors also control Tails — Sonic's two-tailed foxy buddy — to allow for even faster routes and making shorter work of bosses.

This is an improvement of 12.88 seconds over the predecessor movie.

Spoiler: Hover over the screenshot.

We have a run where Knuckles replaces the main characters and finishes the game in record time, and another run where he goes for the max rings challenge.

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


Every second link leads to a CamHack encode that keeps Sonic visible all the time.

[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (USA) "Competition" in 02:01.05 by nitsuja & mmarks.
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- One player in a multiplayer game
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
This movie showcases the competition mode of Sonic the Hedgehog 3. Here, nitsuja and mmarks aim to complete each level in the fastest time possible. This run is also the fastest anyone has completed each level in Time Attack.

We also have similar runs with Sonic and Tails, Amy, Knuckles, Tails, Knuckles ring attack, Sonic 100%, Knuckles 100% and Sonic and Tails on NewGame+.


Watch this TAS be played back on a real Genesis.

[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]Genesis Tails in Sonic The Hedgehog (USA,r0) in 13:21.87 by marzojr.
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform
This is a hacked version of Sonic the Hedgehog. The title character is replaced by his sidekick, Miles "Tails" Prower. The levels remain unchanged.

There is more than just an appearance change to this game. Tails' abilities remain intact. If you haven't seen Sonic the Hedgehog completed before, you may wish to do so before seeing what a character with flight and a spindash can accomplish.

In this run, marzojr improves his previous attemp by 57.75 seconds.

There is a run with Knuckles in Sonic the hedhehog hack, It replaces Tails with Knuckles and flying with gliding.

There is also the original run of Sonic the Hedgehog done by Aglar in record time without the advantage of spindash and gliding/flying.


Note: An IPS patch for the hack can be downloaded here: https://storage.googleapis.com/google-code-archive-downloads/v2/code.google.com/tasvideos-moviefiles/ips+patcher.zip . It must be patched to REV 00.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]GG Sonic the Hedgehog (any v1.0) in 19:17.89 by The8bitbeast.
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
The Sonic games for the Sega Master System and the Game Gear are much less well known than their Genesis/Mega Drive counterparts and have a reputation for being quite challenging, especially in handheld form. You'd never know this from the speed Sonic blazes through the game here.

Unlike later 8-bit Sonic games, there are significant differences in levels between the SMS version and the Game Gear version; here the latter is used primarily for faster boss fights.

This run improves the predecessor movie by 2.29 real-time seconds, and by 1:22.29 minutes of total in-level time. What makes the real-time difference so small is the larger time bonuses. To compensate for that, the author has made an encode that cuts out the bonus screen and the level title cards.

If you like this run, also check out the run for SMS Sonic 2.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]GG Sonic the Hedgehog: Triple Trouble (USA/Europe) in 19:19.98 by Grincevent & Cooljay.
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Sonic Triple Trouble is the sequel to Sonic Chaos, they are also known in Japan as Sonic & Tails 1 and 2. Long story short, Dr. Robotnik is after the chaos emeralds again and convinced Knuckles that Sonic and Tails want to steal them, again... But here comes a new challenger! Nack the weasel is here and wants to, guess what, steal the chaos emeralds too! (but just because they are shiny and might sell well on eBay)

[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]NGP Sonic the Hedgehog Pocket Adventure in 13:19.76 by Memory.
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
Sonic the Hedgehog Pocket Adventure is a platform game developed and published by SNK and released for the Neo Geo Pocket Color in 1999. The game is heavily based on Sonic the Hedgehog 2, borrowing much of the stage themes and gameplay elements, but featuring unique stage layouts, elements from other Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog games, and extra game modes.

In this run, Memory beats the game using precise jumps and glitches to complete every level as fast as possible.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]SegaCD Sonic the Hedgehog CD (JPN/USA) in 17:04.27 by marzojr.
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
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: Moons][Fastest Completion]SegaCD Sonic the Hedgehog Megamix (US 4.0b) in 13:52.91 by Evil_3D, kaan55, nitsuja & WST.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform
Sonic the Hedgehog Megamix (commonly shortened to Sonic Megamix) is a work-in-progress multiperson disassembly modification of the original Sonic the Hedgehog videogame for the Sega Mega Drive / Genesis, developed by Team Megamix and more recently moved to the Sega Mega-CD.

The game features the ability to play as one of five different characters: Sonic the Hedgehog, Mighty the Armadillo, Shadow the Hedgehog, Miles "Tails" Prower, and Knuckles the Echidna. It is an extensive reworking of the original game, featuring new art, music, abilities, layouts, and other things.

The authors complete the game in record time using glitches such as "zips" to gain super fast speeds.

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


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion][Has commentary]SMS Sonic the Hedgehog (USA/Europe) in 14:37.63 by The8bitbeast.
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
The Sonic games for the Sega Master System and the Game Gear are much less well known than their Genesis/Mega Drive counterparts and have a reputation for being quite challenging, especially in handheld form. You'd never know this from the speed Sonic blazes through the game here.

Unlike later 8-bit Sonic games, there are significant differences in levels between the SMS version and the Game Gear version. The SMS version was primarily used, due to much shorter score screens.

Thanks to better strategies, The8bitbeast improved his predecessor movie by 36.43 seconds. It only appears to be a 26.08 second improvement, but the timing of the previous TAS did not include the BIOS, which loses 10.35 seconds.

Note: this run have been commentated by its author, you can watch it here.


[Tier: Moons]SMS Sonic the Hedgehog (USA/Europe) "Max Special Bonus" in 20:27.28 by The8bitbeast.
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- Genre: Platform
The Sonic games for the Sega Master System and the Game Gear are much less well known than their Genesis/Mega Drive counterparts and have a reputation for being quite challenging, especially in handheld form. You'd never know this from the speed Sonic blazes through the game here.

Unlike later 8-bit Sonic games, there are significant differences in levels between the SMS version and the Game Gear version. The SMS version was primarily used, due to much shorter score screens.

The8BitBeast aims to collect the maximum special bonus at the end of the levels. More about this goal in the submission text.


[Tier: Moons]SMS Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (USA/Europe v1.0) "best ending" in 18:44.28 by mike89.
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- 100% completion
- Best ending
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 for the Sega Master System completed with all emeralds. Unlike many Sonic games, acquiring emeralds is done within normal stages rather than bonus levels, and getting all of them allows you to play the true final level.

Trivia: This game slightly predates the Mega Drive/Genesis version, so it features the official first appearance of Sonic's flying mutant fox friend, Tails.

Super Smash Bros. (4.9 million approximately)

Total movies: 5


[Tier: Moons]GC Super Smash Bros. Melee (JPN/USA,r2) "Classic Mode" in 05:36.93 by Mothrayas.
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Fighting
Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. fighting game series is rather different from your typical fighting game. Instead of wearing your opponent's health down to 0, you must knock him or her out of the battlefield. Damage counts upwards, with knockback from attacks that hit you becoming more severe as your damage increases. Fighting controls are also simplified, making it very easy for even your non-gaming friends to pick up and play.

Super Smash Bros. Melee offers fighters from the wealth of Nintendo characters like Mario, Bowser, different Pokémon, Link, and Kirby. They can either fight through the single-player modes like Classic, Adventure, and Event Mode, or they battle it out against other characters in a four-player frenzy.

Additional characters and stages are unlocked as hidden objectives are met, and coins rewarded for playing in all modes can be spent on a capsule toy machine. The toys in the machine represent games from Nintendo's entire video game history, and each can be viewed in 3D with a brief description.

In this TAS, Mothrayas plays through the game's Classic Mode on the hardest difficulty, aiming to defeat every opponent in the most entertaining way possible. This often leads to some surprising solutions.


Note: The encodes also feature playing through the credits sequence as well as the "Challenger Approaching" fight against Jigglypuff.


[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers]GC Super Smash Bros. Melee (USA) "Adventure Mode" in 08:42.75 by numerics.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Fighting
Award - First edition TAS of 2013Award - Nintendo 3D TAS of 2013
Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. fighting game series is rather different from your typical fighting game. Instead of wearing your opponent's health down to 0, you must knock him or her out of the battlefield. Damage counts upwards, with knockback from attacks that hit you becoming more severe as your damage increases. Fighting controls are also simplified, making it very easy for even your non-gaming friends to pick up and play.

Super Smash Bros. Melee offers fighters from the wealth of Nintendo characters like Mario, Bowser, different Pokémon, Link, and Kirby. They can either fight through the single-player modes like Classic, Adventure, and Event Mode, or they battle it out against other characters in a four-player frenzy.

Additional characters and stages are unlocked as hidden objectives are met, and coins rewarded for playing in all modes can be spent on a capsule toy machine. The toys in the machine represent games from Nintendo's entire video game history, and each can be viewed in 3D with a brief description.

In this TAS, numerics plays through Adventure Mode with Samus, abusing glitches to move through the stages at a high rate of speed while making the battles as entertaining as possible.

Note: There are encodes of higher resolution in the discussion thread.


[Tier: Moons]N64 Super Smash Bros. (USA) "playaround" in 08:19.67 by Blaze.
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Fighting
- Genre: Platform
Super Smash Bros. began a series of games that mixes characters from several Nintendo-made games into a unique fighting game. It relies not on wearing down the opponent's "life" but increasing damage until he or she can be literally knocked off the stage. Wildly popular, this game has inspired many lazy days of casual multiplayer gaming but also intense competitive tournaments that happen to this day.

We have seen several submissions for this game here but this is the first one to be published. The author shows off fancy fighting with Yoshi on the hardest difficulty. Rather than the usual goal of speed, this movie aims to be as entertaining as possible in the tradition of all fighting games here.

Another movie, which aims for fastest completion time instead, can be watched here. There are also several other submissions of various levels of quality that can be watched on an emulator.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]N64 Super Smash Bros. (JPN) in 05:25.43 by DennisBalow.
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Rating: 7.6 (12.5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Fighting
- Genre: Platform
Super Smash Bros. began a series of games that mixes characters from several Nintendo-made games into a unique fighting game. It relies not on wearing down the opponent's "life" but increasing damage until he or she can be literally knocked off the stage. Wildly popular, this game has inspired many lazy days of casual multiplayer gaming but also intense competitive tournaments that happen to this day.

This is the first speed-oriented TAS of this game to be published here. DennisBalow shows off super fast gameplay with Kirby on the hardest difficulty. The Japanese version was used for even faster attacking and movement speed.

We also have a Yoshi run that aims for entertainment instead of speed.


[Tier: Stars]N64 Super Smash Bros. (JPN) "Break the Targets & Board the Platforms" in 08:05.92 by Isotarge & Mittenz.
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Fighting
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Super Smash Bros. began a series of games that mixes characters from several Nintendo-made games into a unique fighting game. It relies not on wearing down the opponent's "life" but increasing damage until he or she can be literally knocked off the stage. Wildly popular, this game has inspired many lazy days of casual multiplayer gaming but also intense competitive tournaments that happen to this day.

In this run, Isotarge & Mittenz team up and tackle the two timed bonus games with all unlockable characters.

Due to regional differences between releases of this game, the authors ran through both the Japanese and North American games. Ultimately, the Japanese version was deemed faster and published, but the North American run is available too. See the submission thread for more details, and for higher resolution encodes.

Diddy Kong Racing (4.434 million approximately)


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]N64 Diddy Kong Racing (USA v1.0) in 2:03:02.08 by xenos.
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- Genre: Racing
Annoyed with the success of the Mario Kart series, a bunch of Rare characters got together and held a racing competition of their own. Along with the availability of several types of vehicles, this game has something of a storyline to it and full completion requires reloading a saved game after the credits run for the first time. More races occur after the initial credit roll, so don't stop watching once the ending plays.

Note: There are encodes of higher resolution in the discussion thread.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (4 million)

Total movies: 7


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]Arcade Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (World) in 12:14.85 by DarkKobold.
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- 4 Players
- Forgoes time-saving death
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is an arcade game based on the TMNT cartoon released in December of 1987. Konami released this mega-hit in 1989, as one of the first arcade games to offer 4-player beat-'em-up action.

In this run, DarkKobold uses all 4 ninja turtles to freak the foot soldiers, mangle the mousers, total the Technodrome, and kick Krang and The Shredder back to Dimension-X in a little over 12 minutes.


[Tier: Moons]GB Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: Radical Rescue (USA) in 18:21.47 by Memory.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III - Radical Rescue is the final Turtles game released for the Game Boy. Unlike the other Game Boy Turtles games, it isn't a sidescrolling beat 'em up game, but is actually a Metroidvania by Konami released years before Symphony of the Night. Each Turtle has a unique ability that they can perform. You start as Michaelangelo, and the goal is to rescue the 3 other turtles, Splinter, and April. To do this you must fight several D-List Turtles villains like Scratch and Dirtbag before fighting the big bad (cyber) Shredder who is guarding April.

[Tier: Moons]NES Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (USA) in 15:44.93 by mamuuuut, lapogne36 & adelikat.
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- 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!”

mamuuuut, lapogne36 and adelikat improve the previous movie by 41.96 seconds, thanks to improved lag reduction and overall better optimization.


[Tier: Moons]NES Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game (USA) "1 player" in 27:03.42 by Baxter.
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- One player in a multiplayer game
- Genre: Fighting
TMNT2 is a classic beat-em-up game with 4 classic main characters: Raphael, Leonardo, Michelangelo and Donatello. The latter is the only turtle used in this movie.

This movie is Baxter's new and improved version, which is an astounding 4 minutes faster than his previous version. Donatello has learned the secret ninja art of teleportation and... no, actually, a glitch that enables the player to move around extremely fast is used to hit all the enemies as soon as they come on screen. But most of the improvement comes from outstanding luck manipulation.


[Tier: Moons]NES Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game (USA) "2 players" in 30:20.92 by x2poet.
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- 2 Players
- Genre: Fighting
TMNT2 is a classic beat-em-up game, featuring 4 reptiles. This may be that rare case when the Turtles can really prove they are ninjas. Because being a ninja is not about walking and fighting...

After Splinter taught his students how to teleport short distances, it was all over for the Foot Clan. Michael Jackson also taught them how to moonwalk, because this was the 80's and Michael Jackson was cool then. It never spoiled things that with 2 players the game spawns around 8/5 more enemies than with one player. The increased HP didn't help the bosses to stand that sudden turtle attack either.

Note: This movie must be played with FCEU 0.98.26, or else it will desync on the first stage.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]NES Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project (USA) "2 players" in 27:20.93 by Geesk & GJJJGJJJ.
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- 2 Players
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Fighting
The Turtles' vacation is interrupted when Shredder kidnaps April O'Neil and makes Manhattan Island float. In the third NES game of the series, the Turtles have special attacks that differ in power and speed. The special attack consumes one life point, however, unless there is only one life point remaining.

This run improves the previous one by 2:18.70 minutes. Often controlling two of the Turtles at once--usually Raphael and Donatello--Geesk & GJJJGJJJ manipulate health, score, and enemy amount and positioning to achieve the time savings.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time (USA) in 18:55.0 by nitsuja.
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- One player in a multiplayer game
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Fighting
Here you can see a revision of this game by nitsuja, 4:35.31 minutes faster the previous run by mazzeneko. The strategy used was changed radically, using Raphael instead ofDonatello and using dash moves more often.

The damage for every move was mapped out carefully by monitoring the internal values of the RAM, to be able to choose the best attack for every situation. Luck was manipulated to make some enemies appear in more convenient positions.

Aladdin (4 million) [1]

Total movies: 7


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]Genesis Disney's Aladdin (USA) in 09:30.42 by Flip.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
Disney's Aladdin is a platform game based on the 1992 film of the same name developed by Virgin Games USA. The game was released by Sega for the Sega Genesis on November 11, 1993 as one of several games based on the film, including another game that was released in the same month by Capcom for the Super NES.

The game is one of the best-selling Genesis games with four million copies sold. It also received a number of adapted ports for other platforms, such as the NES, Game Boy, Amiga, and DOS computers.

This is a 34.44 second improvement over Flip's previous run. The improvement comes from new tricks and better optimization.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]NES Aladdin (Hummer Team) in 12:50.28 by Kasha.
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- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform
Aladdin (阿拉丁 in Chinese) is a port of the SNES version of the game of the same name, made by Hummer Team in 1995. The game is one of the more well known pirate ports, because it is very faithful to the original game and because it is a bootleg of very high quality, unlike other bootleg ports from more powerful platforms.

[Tier: Moons]NES Super Aladdin in 05:36.25 by TASeditor.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform
Super Aladdin is a pirated port of the Genesis version of Aladdin to the NES, containing only half the stages and loads of glitches.

While this run by TASeditor appears to be slower than the previous publication, it is in fact an improvement of 2619 frames, due to the discovery of new glitches and better optimisation (read the author's comments for more details). This is because the previous publication was played on NTSC, while this TAS was played on Dendy (or a famiclone, which this game was supposed to run on), which runs at ~50.007 FPS (like PAL, but with the sound pitch of NTSC, as is usual with famiclones).


To properly play back this movie in FCEUX, you need to set the region to Dendy (Config -> Region) after loading the movie, then play the movie from the beginning.

[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]SMS Disney's Aladdin (USA/Europe) in 09:46.77 by Johnnypoiro.
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- Genre: Platform
Sega's 8-bit systems received a unique adaptation of Disney's 1992 animated film Aladdin.

Like other versions, it is a side-scrolling action game. The player controls Aladdin, making his way through a variety of locations, including the streets of Agrabah, the Cave of Wonders, the Sultan's palace and more. Gameplay takes several different forms: some levels are chases, where Aladdin runs automatically, but must be made to jump over chasms or rolling rocks and barrels, evade falling objects and avoid getting caught by a guard. Other levels are platforming affairs: Aladdin must run, jump and climb, find keys or switches to open doors while searching for the exit. Rocks can be collected and be thrown to dispatch enemies or hit buttons otherwise out of reach. Finally, there are also several magic carpet rides in the game, in which the level scrolls automatically and the player must make sure to avoid any obstacles in the way.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Disney's Aladdin (USA) "all gems" in 16:13.62 by Jaysmad.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
The SNES version of Aladdin (1993) follows the plot of this Disney movie much more closely than its Genesis counterpart.

Unlike in the other movie of this game, Jasmine wasn't happy with just being rescued by Aladdin; she made him spend a little time picking up some jewelry for her on the way. This movie aims to complete the game with all the red gems collected, which takes a little more time, but adds quite a bit to the entertainment value of the run. The core trick of this TAS is to abuse the parachute extensively to move faster than normal walking or jumping.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Disney's Aladdin (USA) "capeless" in 16:36.77 by Jaysmad.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
The SNES version of Aladdin (1993) follows the plot of this Disney movie much more closely than its Genesis counterpart.

Contrary to this movie, jaysmad doesn't use the cape at all here, making some parts a bit trickier.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]SNES Disney's Aladdin (USA) in 15:28.72 by Jaysmad.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
The SNES version of Aladdin (1993) follows the plot of this Disney movie much more closely than its Genesis counterpart.

The core trick of this TAS is to abuse the parachute extensively to move faster than normal walking or jumping.

Thanks to numerous small improvements, the time has been lowered by 15.5 seconds compared to the author's previous attempt. We recommend reading his comments for more detail.

Star Fox (4 million)

Total movies: 2


[Tier: Moons]SNES Star Fox (USA) in 19:47.37 by YtterbiJum.
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- Aims for maximum score
- Maximum kills
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Shooter
One of those hard-to-emulate games because of the hardware assistance provided on the actual cartridge, Star Fox is a well-known 3D shooter. Avoiding obstacles can be tricky on the digital directional pad, so some of the stunts seen are impressive to anyone who knows how hard this game can be.

Emulation of this game is not correct. Lag present on the SNES is not represented in this run. Expect the speed to be higher than actually seen on a real console. For this reason, the audio track lags severely behind the rest of the run. As a result, some of the bosses can be defeated before the boss music begins.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Star Fox 2 (JPN) in 22:08.42 by YtterbiJum.
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- Unofficial game
- Genre: Shooter
Star Fox 2 is an unreleased SNES sequel to the original Star Fox, although the game was completed leaving one to wonder why it was never released.

YtterbiJum chooses to complete the run with Miyu, his decision based on her superior ship speed and shortest charge shot time.


Note: This run uses a patch that translates and improves the game. As it is a highly extensive modification, it is classified as a hack. See submission for details.

[1]The Genesis/MegaDrive one in particular.


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