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Arkiandruski

Hi, I'm arkiandruski, a TASer that joined the site in 2006. I've mostly worked on Genesis games, but am not limiting myself to the console.

I've see the site go through a lot of changes through the years, and seen the philosophy change a few times. I'm very much in support of the effort to make the site more inclusive in terms of games allowed.

Movies made by me:

Total movies: 5


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion][Has commentary]Genesis Aero the Acro-Bat 2 (USA) in 23:10.64 by arkiandruski & Exonym.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2018-08-09)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 114.88 MB, length: 27:30)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 134.09 MB, length: 27:30)
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Submission #6058 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.9 (5 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Aero the Acrobat 2 is the sequel to Aero the Acrobat. This game abandons the quest-based gameplay of the first game and instead goes for straight platformer levels. They also added a few new moves to Aero's arsenal.

According to the story, after Aero defeated Ektor the evil industrialist clown in the previous game, he decides to wander around Ektor's evil museum. Meanwhile Zero the Kamikaze squirrel rescues Ektor using his flying machine. While wandering the museum, Aero happens across a strange portal, which pulls him toward a far away past. Turns out the portal was a trap set by Ektor.


Each encode, as well as the movie file itself, contains the author's commentary in the form of soft subtitles.

[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]Genesis Batman (USA/Europe) in 11:06.2 by arkiandruski.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2007-03-21)
AVI file via BitTorrent (size: 32.22 MB, length: 13:39)
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Submission #1458 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.4 (28 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Batman is a game that closely follows the plot of the Tim Burton movie of the same name. In it, you follow Batman from the beginning of the movie through the birth and the death of the Joker.

Of course the movie doesn't involve Batman going through walls or dying to achieve his objective quicker.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion][Has commentary]Genesis Bonanza Bros. (USA) in 08:21.73 by arkiandruski.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2018-10-03)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 26.02 MB, length: 10:01)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 39.81 MB, length: 10:01)
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Submission #6090 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #2764 (08:53.79)
Rating: 6.7 (4 votes)
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- 2 Players
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
Bonanza Bros. (1991) is a shooter-platform game that was first released in the arcades and then ported to the Sega Genesis, and can be played in a cooperative 2 player mode.

The plot involves the Bonanza Brothers: Robo and Mobo, who resemble the Blues Brothers, but are thieves who steal many treasures from banks, mansions and casinos.

This is an improvement of 29.06 seconds when comparing to level improvements as well as some better optimization and abandoning your brother to the police.


The author's created witty commentary provided in the movie file in place of the brothers talking over one another in who's the perfectionist.

[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion][Has commentary]Genesis Jewel Master (USA) in 09:14.73 by arkiandruski & ajfirecracker.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2019-08-31)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 43.78 MB, length: 12:03)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 52.05 MB, length: 12:03)
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Submission #6484 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.7 (3 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
Jewel Master chronicles the untold story of, well, the Jewel Master and his battle against evil. He has at his disposal magical rings that can be worn in different combinations and grant him extra powers.

arkiandruski and ajfirecracker improve the previous TAS by 5.03 seconds.


The encodes provide commentary by the author as soft subtitles.

[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]NES Conquest of the Crystal Palace (USA) in 10:41.43 by arkiandruski.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2018-05-27)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 24.41 MB, length: 12:40)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 43.39 MB, length: 12:40)
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Submission #5970 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #2885 (11:06.29)
Rating: 7.8 (4 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
Conquest of the Crystal Palace is the story of a boy and his dog who overthrow an evil rock (or is it a brain?). It offers some cool mechanics like being able to use the dog as a platform and have it attack enemies for you.

In this run arkiandruski improves the predecessor movie by 24.85 seconds. A large part of the improvement comes from a faster 2nd stage boss fight, but there are minor movement optimizations throughout.


The movie file, as well as all the encodes, have the author's commentary in the form of soft subtitles.

Total movies: 4


[Tier: Stars][Has commentary]Genesis Gunstar Heroes (USA) in 35:28.92 by arkiandruski.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2007-08-18)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 303.65 MB, length: 39:40)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 263.24 MB, length: 39:40)
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Submission #1645 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #133 (32:59.0)
Rating: 7.8 (38 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- 2 Players
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter

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Gunstar Heroes (1993) is widely considered to be one of the best action games on the Sega Genesis, but, ironically, was commercially unsuccessful due to poor promotion. It features a variety of melee attacks, as well as 4 basic weapons which can be combined in pairs (making a total of 14 combinations) — all densely packed in a swift and explosion-heavy gameplay spanning over seven uniquely designed stages. The author takes special care to showcase all the moves the game is capable of, using every possible attack and having lots of fun playing around in autoscrolling sections.

This movie is 3 minutes longer than the previous one due to playing on hardest difficulty and using both Gunstars at the same time. See the author's comments for more details.

The encodes for this movie are also slightly larger than usual — this is due to an amount of colors and on-screen motion even the best codecs have problems coping with.


arkiandruski has provided an audio commentary for this movie, available here. He watches his run's encode and speaks along, play back your own copy as you listen to him.

[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion][Has commentary]Genesis Jewel Master (USA) in 09:19.77 by arkiandruski.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2018-08-25)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 44.38 MB, length: 12:07)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 48.11 MB, length: 12:07)
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Submission #6070 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1339 (09:40.28)
Rating: 6.1 (3 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform

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Jewel Master chronicles the untold story of, well, the Jewel Master and his battle against evil. He has at his disposal magical rings that can be worn in different combinations and grant him extra powers.

arkiandruski improves his previous TAS by 20.51 seconds, mainly thanks to better optimisation.


The encodes provide commentary by the author as soft subtitles.

[Tier: Vault]Genesis Jewel Master (USA) in 09:40.28 by arkiandruski.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2009-08-09)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 32.99 MB, length: 11:57)
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Submission #1655 — Author's comments
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Rating: 5.7 (16 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform

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Jewel Master chronicles the untold story of, well, the Jewel Master and his battle against evil. He has at his disposal magical rings that can be worn in different combinations and grant him extra powers.

Obviously, in this movie the author opts to use mostly the speed ring...


[Tier: Vault]NES Conquest of the Crystal Palace (USA) in 11:18.75 by arkiandruski.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2007-05-08)
AVI file via BitTorrent (size: 24.02 MB, length: 13:08)
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Submission #1491 — Author's comments
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Rating: 5.6 (27 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform

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Conquest of the Crystal Palace is the story of a boy and his dog who overthrow an evil rock (or is it a brain?).

Judgements Made:

Total: 6, Accepted: 4 (66.7%), Rejected: 1 (16.7%), Canceled: 1 (16.7%), Claimed: 2

DateSubmissionDecision
N/A#6877: dekutony's GBA Hamtaro: Ham-Ham Games in 19:51.9Judging
N/A#6890: arukAdo's Saturn Castlevania Nocturne In The Moonlight "new game+" in 03:29.65Judging
2020-08-17 16:58:19#6838: DreamYao's NES Batman "no kills, lowest score" in 09:39.83Rejected
2020-08-19 13:21:46#6842: Lobsterzelda's NES Battletoads "warps, 2 players" in 10:40.61Accepted
2020-08-22 07:35:09#6847: dragonxyk's NES Shadow of the Ninja "2 players" in 08:25.3Accepted
2020-09-01 06:30:05#6861: Crash41596's PSX Medievil in 23:58.54Canceled
2020-09-04 17:53:35#6864: EZGames69's PCE Fushigi no Yume no Alice in 10:48.18Accepted
2020-09-11 15:34:28#6865: CloudyShoe's SNES Ultima: The False Prophet in 05:10.84Accepted


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