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[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog (any,r1) in 15:04.43 by Aglar & marzojr.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2012-01-14)
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- Takes damage to save time
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- Genre: Platform

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Sonic bounces around surprisingly fast. The lack of Spin Dash makes the strategy a bit different from that of Sonic 2 and Sonic 3 & Knuckles runs, since preserving your momentum becomes a lot more important. However, this doesn't prevent the authors from achieving crazy velocities even with such a significant limitation. In this run, the game is completed without collecting any emeralds.

This is the sixth run of this game, improving on the previous effort by 47.29 seconds with the use of new zips and improved precision.

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


[Tier: Stars]NES Castlevania (USA PRG1) in 11:20.5 by Phil & Morrison.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2007-06-26)
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Rating: 8.4 (53.5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform

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The original Castlevania is set in the year 1691. Simon Belmont must fight his way through the castle and destroy Count Dracula.

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

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

The MSX version has been TASed as well!

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


[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]NES Mega Man (JPN) in 12:23.34 by Shinryuu & FinalFighter.
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Rating: 9.5 (71 votes)
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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
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Award - Glitchy TAS of 2010Award - NES TAS of 2010Award - TAS of 2010

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On this site, we make perfect movies, and then we surpass them. Of course, if we can surpass them, they were not perfect in the first place, but who would have known?

When "perfection" is defined as "as fast as possible", it requires some sacrifices. Indeed, this movie sacrifices a lot in the playability of the game. Full of tricks to pass through walls, tricks to avoid mandatory battles, tricks to pass through enemies relatively unharmed, tricks to acquire weapon refills in little time — there is very little in this movie left that resembles normal playing. Even death is used as a viable playing strategy that saves time. All of the tricks are still performed by the means of mere controller input, even though significant portions of the input were calculated by a computer program.

This movie is a considerable improvement of 3:04.39 to the previous movie; this is mainly due to a new technique which tricks the game into calling an 'end of level' object.

Of course, upon watching this movie, one does have to question something... is it Mega Man saving the world? Or Dr. Wily trying to save it from absolute destruction?


[Tier: Moons]NES Metroid (USA PRG0) in 08:19.32 by Lord Tom.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2008-07-20)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Platform

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Metroid completed as fast as possible without holding back, and without concern for the game's sanity.

A wealth of new tricks contribute to this 33 second improvement over the previous movie.

The run uses a game restart sequence (Up+A on the second controller) to save time in backtracking.

See Metroid Tricks for more information about the door glitch as well as other tips and tricks.

Andy Dick has made a video which plays this run on top of the game map. This provides a unique perspective on the door warping glitches.


[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: Stars][Console-verified]NES The Legend of Zelda (USA PRG0) in 22:38.13 by Baxter & jprofit22.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure

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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 necessary in order to complete them.

This is the sixth The Legend of Zelda TAS at this site (not counting the alternate movies), and is ~86 seconds faster than the previous movie, largely due to better optimization and manipulation of item drops.

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

Popular games listed by series

Mario

Total movies: 82


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]DOS Mario & Luigi (freeware) in 03:22.98 by Ilari.
JPC-RR movie (.jrsr) (date: 2012-11-11)
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Mario & Luigi for MS-DOS is an independent game created by aspiring coder Mike Wiering in 1994. Although it's limited in some ways, the game is reasonably solid and shows decent smooth-scrolling graphics for a 25MHz 486.

Here, veteran DOS TASer Ilari uses tricks requiring exacting precision to squeeze every last millisecond out of this 6 level game.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]DS Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story (USA) in 4:49:49.35 by vince1919.
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Rating: 6.6 (4 votes)
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- Genre: RPG
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story is a role-playing video game developed by AlphaDream and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo DS in 2009.

The game follows Mario, Luigi and Bowser as they work together to take back the Mushroom Kingdom from the clutches of Fawful.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Fastest Completion][Has commentary]DS Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time (Europe) in 1:52:56.29 by Migu.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
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Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time is a role-playing video game developed by AlphaDream and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo DS in 2005.

The game follows Mario, Luigi, Baby Mario and Baby Luigi as they travel through time in order to rescue Princess Peach from the Shroobs.

This improves the previous run by 1:27:58.28 thanks to a a few major glitches such as entering the Shroob Castle early.


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

[Tier: Moons]DS Newer Super Mario Bros. DS (USA 1.07) "100%" in 2:15:40.51 by Soig.
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Rating: 7.9 (4 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.

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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- 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][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 warps
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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]DS New Super Mario Bros. (USA) "warpless" in 39:34.6 by Soig.
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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 Super Mario 64 DS (USA v1.0) in 08:12.93 by Sharkey91, Really_Tall & ALAKTORN.
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- Takes damage to save time
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- 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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- 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: 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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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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- 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: Vault]GBA Mario Party Advance (USA) in 1:40:47.93 by Nacho.
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- Genre: Board
Mario Party Advance follows a different format than the main games, since only a single person can play without connecting to another GBA. In this game, the player moves around the game board, visiting characters, running quests, and playing minigames. Many of the non-player characters are from classic Nintendo 64 games like Super Mario 64, Mario Party, and Paper Mario.

In order to beat the game as fast as possible, Nacho manipulates luck to achieve favorable rolls. Careful Mushroom management also allows him to intentionally lose some minigames when it would be faster than beating them.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]GBA Mario Pinball Land (JPN) in 07:00.41 by MUGG.
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Super Mario Ball, also known as Mario Pinball Land in the US, is an adventure quest combined with a pinball game, similar to Pinball Quest.

In the game you need to flip Mario like a pinball to obtain stars and keys, defeat enemies, and advance levels.

Of course the author completes these objectives with speed and precision and often while juggling multiple balls.

MUGG improves his previous movie by 20.71 seconds, thanks to route changes and slight optimizations.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]GBA Mario vs. Donkey Kong (USA) in 37:23.32 by Chef Stef.
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- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Puzzle
Mario vs. Donkey Kong is an evolution of the ever popular Donkey Kong franchise that pits Jumpman (aka Mario) yet again against the ape Donkey Kong. This time, Mario faces puzzling levels that require him to hit switches that activate/deactivate colored walls in an attempt to save the Mini-Mario toys.

The author, Chef Stef, abuses game physics and collision detection to complete the levels in record time. Using a series of new glitches and strategies, he also beats his previous run by almost seven and a half minutes.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Super Mario Advance (USA/Europe) in 07:00.58 by mtvf1 & Got4n.
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Rating: 7.8 (14.5 votes)
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Super Mario Advance is a remake of Super Mario Bros. 2 and Mario Bros. together on one cartridge. It features all the running, jumping, and veggie-flinging from the original Super Mario Bros. 2, plus new enemies and bigger items (and some annoying voice clips). In the updated arcade classic Mario Bros., you can play alone or against another player as you bump off baddies and collect coins.

There's another very important difference between this version of Super Mario Bros. 2 and the NES version: when loading a savefile in this game, the player can travel back to any stage before the last one visited. This makes several new routes available through the game which involve warping forward and then going back to a previous stage with a different warp.

This run plays through the game as fast as possible, usually taking advantage of Toad's speed and Luigi's jumping. (In this version of the game, Toad does not get a speed boost from carrying enemies or items.) For a version that only uses Princess Peach, see this run.

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


[Tier: Moons]GBA Super Mario Advance (JPN) "Peach only" in 07:17.05 by mtvf1.
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Rating: 6.7 (16 votes)
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- Genre: Platform
Super Mario Advance is a remake of Super Mario Bros. 2 and Mario Bros. together on one cartridge. It features all the running, jumping, and veggie-flinging from the original Super Mario Bros. 2, plus new enemies and bigger items (and some annoying voice clips). In the updated arcade classic Mario Bros., you can play alone or against another player as you bump off baddies and collect coins.

There's another very important difference between this version of Super Mario Bros. 2 and the NES version: when loading a savefile in this game, the player can travel back to any stage before the last one visited. This makes several new routes available through the game which involve warping forward and then going back to a previous stage with a different warp.

This run by mtvf1 plays through the Super Mario Bros. 2 mode with Princess Peach. Of course, at the speed mtvf1 runs and jumps across Subcon, you'd never guess she's the slowest character. For more information, including details about the chosen route, see the author's comments. If you want to see another run that plays with more characters, see this run.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Super Mario Advance 2: Super Mario World (JPN) "warps" in 09:55.84 by gbreeze.
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- 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]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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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][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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- 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: Moons]GBC Super Mario Bros. Deluxe (USA v1.1) "You vs. Boo" in 04:54.24 by Got4n & negative seven.
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- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
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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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- 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: Vault][Fastest Completion]GB Super Mario 4 in 08:45.02 by ThunderAxe31.
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- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform
Super Mario 4 (also known as Super Mario Land 4) is an unlicensed bootleg game, which is a hack of the Game Boy game Crayon Shin-Chan 4, originally by Bandai. The hack changes a large amount of content. The level design is completely different and is the main subject of the game's criticism due to the borderline unfair increase in difficulty when compared to Crayon Shin-Chan 4. The game has four levels, and each of them is incredibly lengthy.

[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]GB Super Mario Land (any v1.0) in 12:08.75 by MUGG.
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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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- 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.

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[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
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- 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: 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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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: Stars][Notable improvement]GB Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 in 19:43.51 by McHazard.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
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- 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.


[Tier: Moons]GB Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 "game end glitch" in 01:31.15 by McHazard.
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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: Moons][Notable improvement][Fastest Completion][Has commentary]GC Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (JPN) in 2:00:58.23 by Malleoz.
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Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door is an RPG made by Nintendo and is the second game in the Paper Mario series following Paper Mario for the Nintendo 64. It incorporates a world made of paper and turn-based battles, much like its predecessor. In it, Peach asks Mario to help find a treasure hidden in Rogueport. When he arrives, she is missing as usual, and he must collect 7 Crystal Stars and open the Thousand-Year Door to save her and collect the treasure.

Using new glitches to skip the Blimp Ticket, Zess T.'s contact lens, and part of the Shadow Queen sequence, Malleoz improves his previous TAS by nearly sixteen minutes.


Author's vocal commentary during the run's video can be watched on YouTube which also features a detailed overlay.

[Tier: Stars][Fastest Completion]GC Super Mario Sunshine (JPN v1.0) in 1:08:32.58 by zelpikukirby & Goldfire.
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In the highly anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed Super Mario 64, Mario and Peach are taking a much-deserved vacation from the so often troublesome Mushroom Kingdom. Only, they quickly find out that there is trouble amuck at their island destination. A culprit has coated the world with goop and paint. Even worse, according to the locals he just happens to look like Mario. Mistaken for the true offender, Mario's would-be vacation instead turns out to be another day on the job as he is convicted of the villain's crimes and is ordered to clean up the world with a water-spewing device that straps to his back, which just happens to add a whole new layer of depth to the usual platforming action.

Here, zelpikukirby & Goldfire use tools to show just how nimble the famed plumber can be. Focusing on revenge rather than reparation, they bring the perpetrator to justice after collecting only 43 shine sprites, leaving plenty of time for Mario and his friends to indulge in the rest and relaxation they originally set out to enjoy.


Note: This run is known to have a sync dependent on both hardware, and graphic settings. If you are having trouble playing back the emulator movie (DTM file), we recommend you watch one of the pre-made encodes instead.

[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]Genesis Super Mario World 64 (unknown) in 07:17.51 by xy2_.
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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][Console-verified][Fastest Completion]N64 Mario Kart 64 (USA v1.0) in 20:33.32 by weatherton.
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- Genre: Racing
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Mario Kart 64 is the first 3D game in the Mario Kart series, released in 1996 by Nintendo. Widely regarded as classic, it still retains a following to this day.

A run 7 years in the making, this Mario Kart 64 TAS features weatherton completing all 4 Grand Prix Cups in under 21 minutes. Due to the nature of the game, knowledge of the internal code allows for heavy RNG manipulation, getting even the most unlikely items on the first try. This and the incredible movement precision are used to create crazy shortcuts, often completing laps in mere seconds.

The submission text contains highly detailed information about the strategies of every track, the RNG manipulation and a lot of other information about the run.


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

At AGDQ 2014, the Mushroom Cup of this run was presented on console, and at AGDQ 2016, the Star Cup was presented.


[Tier: Moons]N64 Mario Party (USA) "Mini-Game Island" in 34:58.08 by Doomsday31415.
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Mario Party is a party video game featuring characters from the Mario franchise. It combines the mechanics of board games with more than 50 different mini-games. The two modes of Mario Party are Adventure Mode, the standard mode of play with up to four players, and Mini-Game Island, a single player mode which forgoes the board game mechanics and instead has you win mini-games to progress through levels layed out on an world map.

In this run, Doomsday31415 plays through the game's Mini-Game Island mode as fast as possible, improving upon the previous publication by 1:12.91.


Note #1: Every second encode of each type leads to a version where all mini-game explanations and results screens have been removed.

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


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion][Has commentary]N64 Paper Mario (JPN) in 1:30:40.15 by Malleoz.
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Paper Mario, first released in Japan in August of 2000, is a role-playing game for the Nintendo 64. Bowser has kidnapped Princess Peach and stolen the Star Rod, which allows him to grant himself any wish. To counteract the power of the Star Rod, Mario must locate the seven Star Spirits, who can combine their power to stop Bowser's evil plans.

Numerous tricks and glitches allow a tool-assisted speedrun to skip large portions of the game and beat it impressively quickly. See the author's comments for more on this.

For more tool-assisted Paper Mario action, check out the run of The Thousand-Year Door by the same author.


Downloadable encodes include the author's commentary as soft subtitles and also an additional audio commentary with the encodes. There is also a live commentary by the author and iateyourpie. A second YouTube stream is available with an informative overlay.


[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]N64 Paper Mario (JPN) "All Cards" in 2:30:33.83 by Malleoz.
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Paper Mario, first released in Japan in August of 2000, is a role-playing game for the Nintendo 64. Bowser has kidnapped Princess Peach and stolen the Star Rod, which allows him to grant himself any wish. To counteract the power of the Star Rod, Mario must locate the seven Star Spirits, who can combine their power to stop Bowser's evil plans.

Malleoz aims to collect all the star spirit cards by heavily manipulating luck and impressively abusing programming errors and loading zones, making this run a whirlwind of entertainment and speed. For a detailed explanation of the tricks used in this run, see the author's submission notes.

You can also see this game beaten by the same author in the fastest time possible here.

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


There is also live commentary by the author and Stryder7x available, and a second YouTube stream with an informative overlay.


[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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- Demonstration
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- 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: 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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Rating: 9.4 (57 votes)
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- 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.

See this movie played back on a real console.

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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- Major skip glitch
- 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]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 death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- 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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[Tier: Moons]N64 Super Mario 74 (USA) "all 151 stars" in 1:49:44.52 by homerfunky.
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- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform
Super Mario 74 is a Super Mario 64 ROM hack made by Lugmillord in 2011. It introduces new harder levels, custom music and a greater amount of Stars to collect.

The hack often pokes fun at both the player and the original game. Most of the dialogue is silly or sarcastic and some star names are deliberately unclear to give the player no help in finding them.

First-time TASer homerfunky uses the game's various glitches to blast through the hack, finishing with all 151 stars in less than two hours.


[Tier: Moons]NES Dr. Mario (JPN/USA) "all levels" in 05:43.0 by poco_cpp, inari80000 & tas_suki.
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- Best ending
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Puzzle
Tired of being mocked by the viruses, Dr. Mario switched to his "fast-acting" and "extra strength" medication. The viruses never knew what hit them.

poco_cpp, inari80000 and tas_suki improve the previous TAS by 37.76 seconds, thanks to better virus layouts and improved strategies.


[Tier: Moons]NES Extra Mario Bros. (JPN/USA) in 19:24.68 by HappyLee.
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- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform
Extra Mario Bros. is a hack of the original Super Mario Bros. It is noteworthy for being a complete "Metroidvania" game built around the original SMB engine, with very few changes to the engine itself. The five areas in the game are all interconnected (via pipes, naturally), and permanent upgrades have been added to give it a more Metroid-ish feel. (Did I mention the music from Super Metroid? Because there's music from Super Metroid.)

However, despite his newfound ability to return to levels he's visited before and acquire upgrades that don't go away when he dies, Mario still cannot scroll to the left.

This movie collects all of the keys and fights the true final boss but only collects two of the upgrades.


Note: An IPS patch for the hack can be downloaded here.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]NES Hard Relay Mario (JPN/USA) in 08:14.95 by HappyLee.
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- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Puzzle
Notable for once being one of the hardest Super Mario Bros. hacks ever made, Hard Relay Mario (2004) is more like a puzzle game with its cryptic and difficult level layouts.

In this run, made over the course of two and a half years, watch as HappyLee abuses the game engine to its fullest, finishing the game in the time it would normally take to get past the first few obstacles.

To see the game as it was meant to be played, you can also watch HappyLee beat the original game in his "warps" and "warpless" runs.

Note: Due to how similar Air 2 is to this game, this game obsoletes it as it is overall more entertaining to watch.


[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]NES Kaizo Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG1) in 14:42.71 by Lord Tom.
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- Unofficial game
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Kaizo Mario Bros. 3 is a ROM hack created by the late Obitus1 designed to challenge the most skilled Super Mario Bros. 3 players, just like the Kaizo Mario World games are designed to challenge the most skilled SMW players (we have a published run of the third iteration right here).

Naturally, Lord Tom forgoes most of the challenges proposed in this hack and showcases some interesting strategies for beating the 22 levels in record time.


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

[Tier: Moons]NES Mario Adventure (USA PRG0) in 48:58.23 by Soig.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform
Mario Adventure is a hack of Super Mario Bros. 3. These are its most noteworthy characteristics:

  • Mario can keep a power-up in reserve like in Super Mario World, and the change is immediately effective.
  • There is a new power-up, Magic Mario, which allows Mario to stomp on more enemies than otherwise possible, shoot extremely powerful projectiles, and take a few hits before losing the power-up.
  • Graphics are rendered with a custom palette.
  • Almost all levels end with a Boom-Boom battle.
  • There are 7 worlds which Mario can visit in any order, each containing a hidden key.
  • After finding all 7 keys and beating the 7 worlds, Mario can access the 8th world to beat Bowser and win the game.

This movie is an improvement of 45 seconds over the previous effort.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]NES Mario Bros. (USA) in 07:06.98 by Spikestuff.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Mario and Luigi, the best plumbers in the world, have a real job on their hands. A host of characters have taken over the sewers, and the brothers must clear them out of the pipes.

The platform puzzle which first introduced Luigi to the world has both single and multiplayer action with two differing game types. Crabs, turtles and fighter flies must be cleared out by jumping underneath the platform they're on, then kicking them away. Each level is cleared when all of the enemies are defeated.

This time around, Spikestuff plays on the American version, as it has fewer phases and also has a pause bug not present in the European version, which allows Mario and Luigi to pass through floors. This is especially useful in the Test Your Skill stages, and allows for a faster completion of them. Like in the European version, the Bros.' potential for both hilarious antics and impressive teamwork is nicely demonstrated here.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]NES Mario Bros. (Europe) in 09:09.64 by Spikestuff.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Mario and Luigi, the best plumbers in the world, have a real job on their hands. A host of characters have taken over the sewers, and the brothers must clear them out of the pipes.

The platform puzzle which first introduced Luigi to the world has both single and multiplayer action with two differing game types. Crabs, turtles and fighter flies must be cleared out by jumping underneath the platform they're on, then kicking them away. Each level is cleared when all of the enemies are defeated.

In this TAS, Spikestuff plays on the European version for its greater difficulty and completes one round (23 phases). The Bros.' potential for both hilarious antics and impressive teamwork is nicely demonstrated here.

If you're itching for more Mario Bros. action, we also have a run on the American version.


[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: 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) "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][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.

Watch this run get played back on a real NES!


[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: 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][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: 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: 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: 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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- Playaround
- Uses warps
- Executes arbitrary code
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
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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: 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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- 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][Has commentary]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG0) "warpless" in 46:20.3 by Lord Tom & Tompa.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
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- 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: 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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- 100% completion
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- 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][Fastest Completion]SNES Kaizo Mario World 3 in 17:11.23 by ISM & Mister.
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Kaizo Mario (友人マリオ Yūjin Mario) is a Nicovideo phenomenon born from a person's desire to make his friend play his super-hard Mario hack and post the results on Nicovideo. By chance, this hack made its fame on Youtube when a team of Let's Play gamers obtained the hack and recorded a video of them playing it. The most well-known YouTube video in this series is the first part of ProtonJonSA's attempt of Special Stage 2 and his subsequent nervous breakdown.

Kaizo Mario World 3 (友人マリオ3 Yūjin Mario 3) is the third installment of the Kaizo Mario series. In addition to the video's popularity, the hack is well-done in comparison to the previous two.

Themes that are common to Kaizo hacks:

  • Extremely rigid windows of opportunity, with missed opportunities resulting in death.
  • Set-ups that demand the highest caliber of Super Mario World physics abuse.
  • Set-ups that require stunts that are tantamount to glitches.
  • Traps that cannot be foreseen without knowing that they exist, including but not limited to invisible blocks and being killed after apparently clearing a level.

In this run, ISM and Mister break the game completely with glitches, just as in the 96-exit TAS of Super Mario World. Said glitches involve making things appear out of nowhere, glitching through walls, and carrying Yoshi through to the next level, something not intended by the maker of this hack.


[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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- 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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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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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][Console-verified]SNES Super Mario All-Stars: The Lost Levels (USA) "warpless, Luigi" in 34:52.69 by KFCMARIO.
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The Lost Levels is a remake of the game released in Japan as Super Mario Bros 2. It introduces a number of new obstacles into the standard Super Mario Bros. formula, including poisonous mushrooms, wind, reverse warp zones, and of course many tricky jumps. It's difficult enough that Nintendo of America decided to completely re-theme a different game and release that as Super Mario Bros. 2 instead; The Lost Levels is the first time the Japanese sequel was released to the rest of the world.

This TAS uses 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 a warpless version. For a warped one see [2210] FDS Super Mario Bros. 2 (JPN) "warps, Luigi" by HappyLee & KFCMario in 08:13.77.


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[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]SNES Super Mario All-Stars: The Lost Levels (USA) "warpless, Mario" in 34:36.61 by HappyLee.
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The Lost Levels is a remake of the game released in Japan as Super Mario Bros 2. It introduces a number of new obstacles into the standard Super Mario Bros. formula, including poisonous mushrooms, wind, reverse warp zones, and of course many tricky jumps. It's difficult enough that Nintendo of America decided to completely re-theme a different game and release that as Super Mario Bros. 2 instead; The Lost Levels is the first time the Japanese sequel was released to the rest of the world.

This movie saves 164 frames over previous publication. All levels are played, including the secret world 9, and the extremely difficult A through D worlds.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Super Mario Kart (USA) in 21:27.02 by cstrakm.
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- 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.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (USA) in 2:27:03.47 by illayaya.
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- Genre: RPG
Take Square's RPG history & Nintendo's Super Mario series and mix them in a bowl. Add a pinch of comedy and a quart of luck manipulation. Stir thoroughly.

This run improves the previous version by about 1 minute and 23 seconds through the use of item optimizations.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (USA) "100%" in 3:33:22.13 by illayaya.
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Take Square's RPG history & Nintendo's Super Mario series and mix them in a bowl. Add a pinch of comedy and a quart of luck manipulation. Stir thoroughly.

This game doesn't count completion percent, but it still has stuff to accomplish to meet what's expected of a full completion run. The author, illayaya, defined it as follows:

  • All depletable chests
  • All menus unlocked
  • All unique items/equips
  • Kill Culex and Jinx
  • Star firework in credits

[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]SNES Super Mario World (USA) "arbitrary code execution" in 02:25.19 by Masterjun.
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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]SNES Super Mario World (USA) "no powerups, maximum exits" in 1:18:23.22 by PangaeaPanga.
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- 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: Stars]SNES Super Mario World (USA) "all 96 exits" in 1:14:37.63 by bahamete, Kaizoman666 & Masterjun.
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- 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][Console-verified][Fastest Completion]SNES Super Mario World (USA) "game end glitch" in 00:41.68 by Doomsday31415, BrunoVisnadi & Masterjun.
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- 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.


You can watch this movie played on a real hardware here.

[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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- 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: 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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- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes warps
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
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- 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 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: 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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- 100% completion
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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: 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]SNES Super Mario World: The Second Reality Project Reloaded (USA) in 34:25.93 by IgorSantos777.
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- Takes damage to save time
- 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.


[Tier: Moons]Wii New Super Mario Bros. Wii (USA) "100%" in 2:58:33.27 by Soig.
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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.

Sonic

Total movies: 49


[Tier: Stars][Fastest Completion]DS Sonic Colors (USA) in 26:37.8 by VanillaCoke.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
Sonic Colors (2010) is a fast-paced platform game for the Nintendo DS featuring Sega's mascot Sonic the Hedgehog. It makes good use of the dual screens, having Sonic freely zipping from screen to screen, and also features unique "wisp" powerups, which turn Sonic into various other fast-moving objects.

Here, VanillaCoke makes very good use of the superhuman speed and reactions of tool assistance to navigate Colors much faster than a human ever could. Sonic's motion is very carefully tracked at all times to ensure the fastest possible completion. You can read the author's comments for more information.


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified][Fastest Completion]GBA Sonic Advance (USA) in 10:49.73 by Mukki & ruadath.
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
This movie of Sonic Advance is unique as a speedrun in one aspect: Sonic moves so fast that the "camera" of the game cannot even follow him. Therefore, he is rarely seen in the movie.

On the rare occasions we get to watch Sonic, we get to enjoy seeing him moving through walls, charging up for another dash, or making short work of bosses.

Besides the super fast speed itself, the speed also provides Sonic an ability (glitch) to pass through platforms and walls under certain conditions.

While this movie appears to be around 3 seconds slower than the previous movie, it is in fact faster. This is due to more accurate emulation and also including the GBA boot sequence.

This movie has been console verified and played back on real hardware by Extrems (and was previously verified by endrift).


[Tier: Moons]GBA Sonic Advance (USA) "Tails, no Ultraspindash" in 13:33.54 by GoddessMaria.
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Demonstration
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Sonic Advance was Sonic the Hedgehog's first appearance on a portable Nintendo console, and he brought all his friends with him.

In this run, Tails shows what he's capable of and sets off to defeat Dr. Eggman once again. He aims to do so as fast as possible without using the game-destroying glitch featured in this run as Sonic.

If you want to see more Sonic Advance runs, check out the run as Knuckles, Amy and an alternate run as Sonic where the aforementioned glitch is not used.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Sonic Advance (USA) "Sonic, no Ultraspindash" in 13:17.22 by Mukki.
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Demonstration
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
In this run of Sonic Advance, the author doesn't take advantage of the game-destroying spindash glitch featured in the normal run. It goes somewhat slower because of this, but new inventive solutions are used to get through each act, and the result is still much faster than any oversized ferret ought to be moving.

There are two encodes for this movie: The first is a standard encode, whereas the second encode shows two screens: the screen on the left is the unmodified gameplay, and the screen on the right is from a hack which keeps Sonic in the center of the screen more often. (Note that this hack has no effect on the actual gameplay, only on the watcher's viewing experience.)


[Tier: Moons]GBA Sonic Advance (USA) "Knuckles, no Ultraspindash" in 13:14.31 by GoddessMaria.
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Sonic Advance was Sonic the Hedgehog's first appearance on a portable Nintendo console, and he brought all his friends with him.

This run proves that Knuckles the Echidna is up to the task of zipping through levels at warp speed and defeating Dr. Eggman yet again. Don't blink! In this movie, the author doesn't take advantage of the game-destroying spindash glitch featured in this run as Sonic.

While it may seem that it's only 0.73 seconds faster than the previous movie due to more accurate emulation, it is in fact faster by 33.13 seconds in in-game time. Please read the author's comments for more details.


[Tier: Stars]GBA Sonic Advance (USA) "Amy" in 15:25.8 by GoddessMaria, Grincevent & VanillaCoke.
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- Uses a suboptimal character
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
Sonic Advance was Sonic the Hedgehog's second appearance on a Nintendo console (being beaten by Sonic Adventure 2: Battle on the GameCube by 10 days), and he brought all his friends with him. You can play as Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, or Amy on a mission to stop Dr. Eggman from taking over South Island.

This run improves the previous submission by 19.89 seconds, thanks to a new route in Angel Island 1 and general optimization.

There's also a run using Knuckles, Tails, and a couple Sonic runs.


[Tier: Stars][Fastest Completion]GBA Sonic Advance 2 (USA) in 17:41.1 by Dashjump.
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
Disappointed with good movies where characters move just too slowly?

Look no further! In this extremely high-speed run, Dashjump demonstrates how to break the sound barrier and why Sonic is the fastest character in the video game universe.

Dashjump's TAS improves the previous run by 25.50 seconds. Individual act improvements are listed in the submission text.

The author doesn't collect any of the Chaos Emeralds in this movie, but it demonstrates almost every single move that Sonic is capable of in this game.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Sonic Advance 2 (USA) "Knuckles" in 20:32.08 by Dashjump.
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Takes damage to save time
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Disappointed with movies in which characters move just too slowly? Look no further! In this high-speed run, Dashjump demonstrates that even Knuckles can prove himself to be a very swift character.

No Chaos Emeralds are collected in this movie, but it demonstrates almost every single move that Knuckles is capable of.

If this is still too slow for you, we also have a TAS as Sonic.

Note: In order for Knuckles to be available, starting from a reset is needed. This is normally not allowed; refer to the rules to see why.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Sonic Advance 3 (USA) in 35:02.1 by Dashjump.
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Forgoes time-saving death
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
Sonic Advance 3 is a Sonic game with a twist: the player can play with a friend in co-op mode or one of many multi-player modes like ring race. The game contains features from Sonic Advance and Sonic Advance 2, but with more options like choosing from 2 characters in story mode (a leading and a following character).

This run is an improvement of 22.71 of in-game time and 23.46 overall compared to the predecessor movie.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Sonic Advance 3 (USA) "100%" in 1:07:51.89 by Dashjump.
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- Uses death to save time
- Genre: Platform
Eggman has broken the world into seven parts, now the player must find the seven Chaos Emeralds to restore the world.

Sonic Advance 3 is a Sonic game with a twist: the player can play with a friend in co-op mode or one of many multi-player modes like ring race. The game contains features from Sonic Advance and Sonic Advance 2, but with more options like choosing from 2 characters in story mode (a leading and a following character).

This run is an improvement of 2 minutes over Dashjump's previous run.


[Tier: Vault]GBA Sonic Battle (USA) "Challenge Mode" in 05:42.97 by dekutony.
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Fighting
Sonic Battle is a pseudo-fighting game, akin to Super Smash Bros. from Nintendo. Rather than being 3D side-scrolling, this game employs a 3D isometric view – not a static, sprite-based field though, it is comprised of actual texture-mapped polygons. The character sprites are 2D though, and while you think it wouldn't work – it does.

dekutony doesn't even break a sweat and completes Challenge Mode as Shadow in record time.


[Tier: Vault]GBA Sonic Pinball Party (USA) in 22:42.59 by Cooljay.
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In Sonic Pinball Party, developed by Sonic Team, Dr. Eggman has turned all the gamblers in Casinopolis into robots and also brainwashed Tails and Amy. Sonic must rescue the gamblers and his friends by winning the Egg Cup pinball tournament.

This game features pinball boards based off the Sega games Sonic Advance, Nights into Dreams, and Samba de Amigo.


[Tier: Stars]GC Sonic Adventure 2: Battle (USA) "Hero Story" in 27:12.38 by THC98 & itsPersonnal.
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- Genre: Action
Award - Nintendo 3D TAS of 2015
A complete conversion of Sonic Adventure 2 from the Dreamcast, with additional features exclusive to the GameCube.

Play as either Sonic, Knuckles and co. or the evil crew of Dr. Eggman, Shadow and Rouge through a total of 150 missions across 30 levels. As Sonic's team, you must stop Dr. Eggman from taking control of the Chaos Emeralds, and as Dr. Eggman's team, you must hold Sonic at bay while collecting all of the Emeralds to take full control of the planet.

Exclusive to the GameCube are improved visuals, new 2-player battle games (including Kart Racing, Hunting and Chao Karate) and the ability to grow Chao and exchange them to the Game Boy Advance game Sonic Advance for portable training.


[Tier: Stars]GC Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut (USA) "Sonic" in 30:12.02 by THC98.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Award - Speedy TAS of 2013
Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut, an enhanced port of Sonic Adventure on the Sega Dreamcast, follows the well-known Sonic the Hedgehog as he races to stop Dr. Eggman's evil plans once again — this time in 3D. A notable feature in the game is five extra story modes for some of the other Sonic characters, including Tails, Knuckles and Amy.

This run by THC98 completes Sonic's story, utilizing out of bounds glitches and super fast spindashes for maximum speed. For more tool-assisted Sonic Adventure, see the run of Tails's story by the same author.


Note: The audio is slightly faulty because of a bug in Dolphin's DSP emulation engine.

[Tier: Moons]GC Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut (USA) "Tails" in 22:54.02 by THC98.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut, an enhanced port of Sonic Adventure on the Sega Dreamcast, follows the well-known Sonic the Hedgehog as he races to stop Dr. Eggman's evil plans once again — this time in 3D. A notable feature in the game is five extra story modes for some of the other Sonic characters, including Tails, Knuckles and Amy.

This run by THC98 completes Tails's story, see [2464] GC Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut (USA) "Sonic" by THC98 in 30:12.02 for Sonic's story by the same author.


Note: The audio is slightly faulty because of a bug in Dolphin's DSP emulation engine.

[Tier: Moons]GC Sonic Heroes (USA) "Team Sonic" in 36:01.23 by THC98 & Malleoz.
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- Genre: Platform
Released in early 2004, Sonic Heroes is a 3D platformer that sees four teams of characters seeking to take down Eggman’s army of robots. In this game, the player can switch between a team’s three characters, which each have unique abilities, to overcome various parts of each stage.

THC98 and Malleoz play through the story mode as Team Sonic in record time.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]Genesis Knuckles in Sonic the Hedgehog (any v1.1) in 13:05.29 by marzojr & WST.
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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 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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- 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 3 & Amy Rose in 29:27.58 by WST & marzojr.
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform
Another Sonic 3 & Knuckles TAS, but with Amy Rose this time. Unlike the three main characters, she wields a hammer as her weapon, and WST & marzojr use it to great effect in glitching through the game. For more details, see the run's comments.

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


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

[Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (World) "Tails" in 30:12.52 by Aglar & marzojr.
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Sonic 3 & Knuckles completed with Tails. Interestingly, the authors of this run, Aglar and marzojr, utilized a disassembly of the game in order to squeeze the most out of every trick used.

We also have runs with Sonic and Tails, Tails in Sonic 1, Knuckles, Amy, Knuckles 100%, Sonic 100%, Competition mode and Sonic and Tails on NewGame+.


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[Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (World) "Knuckles" in 22:07.68 by Evil_3D, WST & Marzojr.
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Sonic 3 & Knuckles completed with Knuckles. Tired of always doing ring-attacks and 100% runs, Knuckles has finally decided it is his turn to break the game in an any% TAS. This run uses a disassembly of the game in order to use the most of every trick.

We also have runs with Knuckles 100%, Knuckles ring attack, Knuckles in Sonic 1, Knuckles in Sonic 2, Knuckles in Sonic 2 ring attack, Sonic and Tails, Tails, Amy, Sonic 100%, Competition mode and Sonic and Tails on NewGame+.


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[Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (World) "Sonic, 100%" in 55:48.8 by marzojr.
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Rating: 7.8 (27 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- 100% completion
- Uses a suboptimal character
- Forgoes time-saving death
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
In this run of Sonic 3 & Knuckles, Sonic has decided that getting all the emeralds is the only way to go and as such powers his way through the special stages to achieve this (and a perfect ending). This run also avoids using a glitch called horizontal underflow, which is explained in the author's comments.

There is a second, smaller encode that omits the emerald collection, loading/end of stage screens and removes the Hyper Sonic flash/music.

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


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (World) "Knuckles, ring attack" in 1:14:55.9 by TheYogWog.
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Demonstration
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
This run of Sonic 3 & Knuckles collects the maximum number of rings possible to get with Knuckles. This leads to some interesting routes to reach out-of-the-way rings as well as opportunities to show off some new glitches.

See the floating island like never before as you tag along with Knuckles, and try to keep up as he patrols his territory while foraging for rings and revealing secrets that show why he is truly the sole guardian of the island.

We also have runs with Sonic and Tails, Amy, Knuckles, Tails, Sonic 100%, Knuckles 100%, Competition mode, Sonic and Tails on NewGame+ and Knuckles in Sonic 2 ring attack


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles "newgame+" in 27:31.29 by marzojr & Aglar.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Second quest/Post game-completion
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Platform
Sonic's gone to plaid in the latest TAS by marzojr. It starts from a savestate to take advantage of Hyper Sonic from the beginning of the game. (For more details, see the note below and the run's comments.)

WARNING: The awesomeness of Hyper Sonic may damage your eyes or trigger seizures in susceptible people.

We also have similar runs with Sonic and Tails, Amy, Knuckles, Tails, Knuckles ring attack, Sonic 100%, Knuckles 100% and Competition mode.


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

To download a savestate for this movie, use this link for Gens version 11a or this link for Gens version 11b.


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[Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles "Knuckles, 100%" in 44:27.74 by joojamoi & Evil_3D.
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- 100% completion
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
A Sonic video without Sonic! Instead, Knuckles takes the spotlight and collects all the Chaos (and Super) Emeralds.

This run improves upon the previous publication from Evil_3D by 30.23 seconds, thanks to the help of some new glitches and strategies.

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


Each second link or sets of encodes use a camhack, in order to have the camera focus on Knuckles while keeping the sprites in the foreground.


[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers][Notable improvement][Fastest Completion]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles in 26:53.06 by Aglar & marzojr.
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- 2 Players
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
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Ludicrous-speed bouncing around. Completed without collecting any emeralds, with both Sonic and Tails controlled by the player.

This run takes everything you know about Sonic 3 & Knuckles and turns it upside-down. It extensively uses the "scroll objects offscreen to pass through them" trick to zip and warp to places that shouldn't be reached, break bosses, and effectively skip entire stages.

This latest effort by Aglar and marzojr represents the first published improvement of this run in over four years, and the first time since this run, over seven years ago, that the authors replayed the entire game instead of replaying only select levels and then splicing input from the previous movie. Every single level is faster, and there are some surprising new glitches in several stages. For more details, see the run's comments.

We also have similar movies in Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Sonic the Hedgehog CD.

And also we have runs with Amy, Knuckles, Tails, Knuckles ring attack, Sonic 100%, Knuckles 100%, Competition mode and Sonic and Tails on NewGame+.


The downloadable encodes in the second set use a camhack, which attempts to always keep Sonic onscreen and puts HD sprites on top of the background to make the TAS look even better.

[Tier: Stars]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles "ring attack, newgame+" in 1:26:11.12 by Evil_3D, TheYogWog & kaan55.
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Rating: 8.9 (9 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Demonstration
- 2 Players
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Platform
Award - Sega TAS of 2019Award - Speedy TAS of 2019
In Sonic 3 & Knuckles, Sonic and Tails continue to thwart the plans of Dr. Robotnik, this time on the Floating Island that is guarded by Knuckles the Echidna.

In this run, you'll see the Floating Island like never before, as Evil_3D, TheYogWog, and kaan55 use every trick in Sonic's and Tails's arsenal to collect as many rings as possible. The routing for this goal is more about efficiently moving between groups of rings than efficiently moving to the end of the stage, and is incredibly complex.

This run starts from a clear-game savestate with all of the Chaos Emeralds and Super Emeralds collected, so that collecting giant rings will award Sonic and Tails a 50-ring bonus instead of taking them to a Blue Sphere bonus stage. We normally do not accept save-anchored movies; more details can be found in the authors' comments.

An atlas encode is also available, which shows the characters' positions on a zoomed-out level map, which might make it easier to follow the action.

For those wishing to play back the emulator movie file, a Gens-11b savestate for this purpose is available here.

We have a number of other Sonic 3 runs: Sonic and Tails, Sonic 100%, Tails, Sonic and Tails on NewGame+, Knuckles, Knuckles 100%, Knuckles ring attack, Amy, and Competition mode.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic 3D Blast (USA) "best ending" in 35:55.61 by the0nlykyd.
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- Genre: Action
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Sonic 3D Blast is an isometric platformer/collectathon by Traveler's Tales for the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive. While visiting Flicky Island, Sonic notices that the Flickies, his small, feathered friends that can travel between parallel worlds, were captured and turned into badniks (the robot enemies of Sonic) by Dr. Robotnik in his never-ending quest for the Chaos Emeralds. Seven levels separate Sonic from the final showdown with Robotnik.

the0nlykyd collects all Chaos Emeralds and gets through the final fight, thus getting the good ending, in record time.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]Genesis Sonic 3D Blast (USA) in 24:09.8 by the0nlykyd.
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Sonic 3D Blast is an isometric platformer/collectathon by Traveler's Tales for the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive. While visiting Flicky Island, Sonic notices that the Flickies, his small, feathered friends that can travel between parallel worlds, were captured and turned into badniks (the robot enemies of Sonic) by Dr. Robotnik in his never-ending quest for the Chaos Emeralds. Seven levels separate Sonic from the final showdown with Robotnik.

This time around, the0nlykyd does not collect any Chaos Emeralds and defeats Robotnik in Panic Puppet Zone in record time.

We also have a TAS that gets all Chaos Emeralds and gets the good ending.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]Genesis Sonic Jam 6 in 07:53.69 by true.
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- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform
Mario had a hell of a time in Sonic's world on NES, so he gave Sonic his world and some crap controls on Genesis.

[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Fastest Completion]Genesis Sonic Spinball (USA) in 05:19.86 by Flip.
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Dr. Robotnik is at it again, and this time he's set up a Pinball Defense System inside a volcano. Fortunately, Sonic makes a good pinball and he easily infiltrates the system, recovering most of the chaos emeralds hidden within and making short work of the bosses.

In this run, Flip improves his previous movie by 1:57.50 minutes thanks to new skips found in this game over the course of 6 years.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic Spinball (USA) "100%" in 13:03.45 by Flip.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
The evil doctor Robotnik has a new plan to take over the world. He has built a new weapon, the Veg-O-Fortress on Mount Mobius and with it, he is transforming all creatures into robots. Sonic sneaks into the fortress and tries to stop Robotnik.

This run aims to complete all levels in the game, which includes the optional intermediate levels, and the now featured Multiball levels. These only appear after collecting all rings on the map, thus those need to be gotten too.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog (World,r1) "no zips" in 17:36.58 by Aglar.
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- Demonstration
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- 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


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[Tier: Stars][Fastest Completion]Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (any,r1) in 17:40.08 by Zurggriff & Aglar.
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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.


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[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (USA) "Competition" in 02:01.05 by nitsuja & mmarks.
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- 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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- 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 Blast (USA) in 11:30.96 by Challenger.
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- Takes damage to save time
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- Genre: Platform
Sonic Blast, known as G Sonic (Gソニック) in Japan, is a platforming game for the Sega Game Gear released in November 1996. A similarly titled game, Sonic 3D Blast, was released in the same month for Sega's Genesis and Saturn consoles, though the games had different gameplay, plot, and a separate development team, as this game was developed by Aspect, whereas Sonic 3D Blast was a joint venture between Traveller's Tales and Sonic Team.

Challenger completes the game in record time.


[Tier: Moons]GG Sonic Labyrinth "best ending" in 15:15.91 by Zurggriff.
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- Genre: Platform
Sonic Labyrinth is a puzzle and platform game featuring isometric game play. Sonic must obtain keys located throughout the first three acts of each zone and then battle a boss to retrieve the chaos emeralds.

While Sonic has an incredibly slow walking speed, there is plenty of super fast bouncing around that makes good use of the spindash. The best ending is achieved in this run by entering the bonus stage in 2-3 to collect a chaos emerald.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]GG Sonic the Hedgehog (any v1.0) in 19:17.89 by The8bitbeast.
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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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- 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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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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- 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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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]SMS Sonic Chaos (Europe) "best ending" in 14:06.72 by The8bitbeast.
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- Genre: Platform
Robotnik is trying to take over South Island once again. Our blue little hero decides to stop him, while also collecting all the chaos emeralds in his free time. A glitch which allows Sonic to skip the cutscene after most bosses helps him to proceed even faster to the following zone.

The goal of this TAS is to beat the game with the best ending, which requires collecting 5 emeralds throughout the game, causing a 6th emerald to drop after the final boss.

This run improved the predecessor movie by 33.01 seconds. The main timesave comes from lag reduction, but a few seconds were saved thanks to other tricks, techniques and routing.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion][Has commentary]SMS Sonic the Hedgehog (USA/Europe) in 14:37.63 by The8bitbeast.
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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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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
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- 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.

Zelda

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[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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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
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
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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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- 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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- 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
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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
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- 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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- Genre: Adventure
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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- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
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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.

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[Tier: Moons]GB The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (USA v1.0) in 03:48.55 by bobmario511.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- 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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- Uses warps
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- 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.

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[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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- Demonstration
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- 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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- Heavy glitch abuse
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
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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.

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[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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- 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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- 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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- 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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- 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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- 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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- 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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- 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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- 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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- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
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- 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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- 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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- 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.

Metroid

Total movies: 18


[Tier: Moons]DS Metroid Prime Hunters (JPN) in 47:10.32 by Memory.
DeSmuME movie (.dsm) (date: 2016-09-06)
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Rating: 7.6 (8 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Shooter
Metroid Prime Hunters is the DS spinoff to the "Metroid Prime" trilogy, involving Samus in a race against six other bounty hunters to collect the eight Octoliths and get the "Ultimate Power".
At least, that's what was supposed to happen. Unfortunately for those bounty hunters, Memory is on the case. Thanks to a variety of tricks, out of bounds glitches, and optimization, Samus blazes through various planets in the Tetra Galaxy and collects the eight Octoliths in record time, destroying everything in her path. World's greatest bounty hunter indeed.
For those curious to see how the series originated, we also have a run of the original Metroid.

[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]DS Metroid Prime Pinball (USA) in 03:59.63 by Mothrayas.
DeSmuME movie (.dsm) (date: 2014-09-25)
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Rating: 7.5 (14.5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
In this spin-off game based on Metroid Prime, Samus gets knocked and rolled around a pinball table in Morph Ball form. The table contains Metroids, which can latch onto her and suck away health. Tables initially include the surface of Tallon IV, the Pirate Frigate, the Phazon Mines, and Phendrana Drifts, though more can be unlocked by finding and collecting Artifacts, which are found by destroying Space Pirates and other dangerous creatures in certain missions.

In this TAS, Mothrayas extensively uses the game's nudging mechanic to give additional momentum and control to the ball's trajectory, along with crazy pinball action to collect the twelve Chozo Artifacts and beat the final boss as fast as possible.


[Tier: Stars][Has commentary]GBA Metroid: Zero Mission (USA) "100%" in 1:01:13.92 by Dragonfangs.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2019-07-24)
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Rating: 9.0 (5 votes)
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- 100% completion
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Award - GBA TAS of 2019
Samus's first adventure is retold in Metroid: Zero Mission with extra storyline, extra items and on a system with a better graphics processor. This run completes the game with 100% item collection, at least as far as the end-of-game display is concerned.

This run is an improvement over Dragonfangs's previous work. It saves about 4 seconds of In-Game time, but uses a new route that removes lots of door transitions, saving about 20 seconds of real time. The previous run used VisualBoyAdvance that runs this game inaccurately fast compared to BizHawk (mGBA core) used here, which is why the movie time appears longer.


There is also an alternate YouTube stream featuring audio commentary by the author as well as members of the speedrunning community.

[Tier: Moons]GBA Metroid: Zero Mission (USA) "low%" in 34:42.27 by cpadolf.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2012-04-03)
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- Low% completion
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Metroid: Zero Mission is a retelling of Metroid with new plot twists and updated gameplay.

This run aims to complete the game as quickly as possible while collecting as few items as possible. This changes the gameplay, requiring more careful ammo management and new solutions to complete certain areas without powerups. Reading the author's comments is recommended.

The in-game clear time is 0:23:48. The item collection rate is 9%.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]GBA Metroid: Zero Mission (USA) in 32:08.09 by Dragonfangs.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2016-07-14)
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Obsoletes movie #1108 (32:33.43)
Rating: 8.8 (10 votes)