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Funny TAS of 2007


[Tier: Moons]NES River City Ransom (USA) "playaround" in 12:55.38 by adelikat & JXQ.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2007-12-04)
AVI file via BitTorrent (size: 19.66 MB, length: 16:13)
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Submission #1740 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.0 (50 votes)
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- Playaround
- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- 2 Players
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses easiest difficulty
- Genre: Fighting
Award - Funny TAS of 2007
River City Ransom is a goofy game that deserves a goofy TAS. This movie showcases cool tricks and some glitches that don't necessarily result in the fastest completion. We also have a movie which aims for speed.

Selected Quote from the authors:

We looked at previous submissions and demonstrations of this game and tried to include the most entertaining parts of what was available, and add in a few ideas of our own along the way. Hopefully you'll get a kick out of it.
GBx TAS of 2007

[Tier: Stars]GBA Metroid: Zero Mission (USA) "100%" in 1:01:43.7 by Dragonfangs.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2007-10-10)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 173.73 MB, length: 1:05:45)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 188.41 MB, length: 1:05:45)
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Submission #1726 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.5 (34 votes)
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- 100% completion
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Award - GBx TAS of 2007

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Samus' 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.

In-game completion time is 42:28.

Glitchy TAS of 2007

[Tier: Stars]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles in 34:22.02 by nitsuja.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2007-04-08)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 375.63 MB, length: 38:36)
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Submission #1508 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #712 (35:19.62)
Rating: 8.8 (38 votes)
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- 2 Players
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Award - Glitchy TAS of 2007Award - Sega TAS of 2007

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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 and Knuckles and turns it upside-down. It extensively uses the "scroll objects offscreen to pass through them" trick to warp to places that shouldn't be reached, break bosses, and effectively skip entire stages.

Approximately 65 seconds of in-game time are saved in this run of Sonic 3. For details about what's changed, we recommend reading the author's comments of this movie.

Innovative TAS of 2007

[Tier: Moons]NES Mega Man 3, 4, 5 & 6 (USA) in 39:06.92 by Baxter & AngerFist.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2007-05-23)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 183.03 MB, length: 43:41)
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Submission #1566 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.6 (70 votes)
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- Demonstration
- Multiple games in one movie
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Award - Innovative TAS of 2007
The games Mega Man 3, 4, 5 and 6 are all the same. Eight robot masters are defeated and Mega Man steals their weapons. After some kind of distraction, Mega Man attacks Wily's fortress and it typically gets blown up. If you don't believe that's true, we offer this movie.

While driving home the point in honor of our first multi-game movie, Baxter and AngerFist prove that Capcom really has been making the same game over and over again by playing Mega Man 3, 4, 5 and 6 using the same input.

No attempt is made to synchronize the endings of these games. Mega Man 6 finishes first and Mega Man 4 finishes last.

Encoder's note: There are more encodes (labeled multitrack) available in the Archive collection. Track 1 contains the audio of all four games arranged in such a way that Mega Man 3 and Mega Man 5's audio are on the left audio channel and Mega Man 4 and Mega Man 6's audio are on the right audio channel. Tracks 2 to 5 contain the sole audio of Mega Man 3 to Mega Man 6 respectively.

We recommend sitting back as far as possible and looking (staring?) at the center of the screen when watching the encode.

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

Lucky TAS of 2007

[Tier: Vault]Genesis Shining Force (USA) in 2:08:40.07 by DarkKobold.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2007-11-26)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 203.12 MB, length: 2:15:57)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 229.14 MB, length: 2:15:57)
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Submission #1743 — Author's comments
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Rating: 5.7 (9 votes)
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
- Genre: Strategy
Award - Lucky TAS of 2007

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Shining Force is two hours of hot, barely legal luck manipulation action. You won't believe what DarkKobold does to avoid killing enemies!
N64 TAS of 2007

[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) in 05:47.37 by Swordless Link & Mitjitsu.
Mupen64 movie (.m64) (date: 2007-12-07)
AVI file via BitTorrent (size: 27.80 MB, length: 11:01)
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Submission #1780 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #987 (06:42.65)
Rating: 8.8 (56 votes)
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- Low% completion
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
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This movie has been obsoleted!

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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. Now there are none 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 offers, see the 120 stars run.

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.

NES TAS of 2007

[Tier: Moons]NES Super Mario Bros. (Japan/USA PRG0) in 04:58.53 by klmz.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2007-12-14)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 6.34 MB, length: 05:40)
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Submission #1796 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #374 (04:59.93)
Rating: 7.9 (27 votes)
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- Low% completion
- Uses warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Award - NES TAS of 2007

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Seems anytime a movie is thought to be perfect someone comes along and improves it. Here, klmz has improved Pom's movie by 84 frames by using a glitch that allows him to skip the flagpole animation.

The submission text contains more details about this new glitch.

Even in simple-looking games you can always find more time-saving tricks to exploit if you look hard enough. See what's been found so far at the Super Mario Bros. Tricks page.

Note: The original .avi mispelled the authors name in the subtitles. This was corrected on 2007-12-22. Redownload if you downloaded it prior to this date.

Sega TAS of 2007

[Tier: Stars]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles in 34:22.02 by nitsuja.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2007-04-08)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 375.63 MB, length: 38:36)
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Submission #1508 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #712 (35:19.62)
Rating: 8.8 (38 votes)
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- 2 Players
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Award - Glitchy TAS of 2007Award - Sega TAS of 2007

This movie has been obsoleted!

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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 and Knuckles and turns it upside-down. It extensively uses the "scroll objects offscreen to pass through them" trick to warp to places that shouldn't be reached, break bosses, and effectively skip entire stages.

Approximately 65 seconds of in-game time are saved in this run of Sonic 3. For details about what's changed, we recommend reading the author's comments of this movie.

SNES TAS of 2007

[Tier: Stars]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "100%" in 1:10:45.02 by JXQ.
snes9x movie (.smv) (date: 2007-03-19)
AVI file via BitTorrent (size: 169.37 MB, length: 1:15:03)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 204.17 MB, length: 1:15:02)
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Submission #1483 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #528 (1:13:10.22)
Rating: 9.1 (59 votes)
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- 100% completion
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
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This movie has been obsoleted!

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In accordance with standard procedure, Samus discarded all of the items she collected on previous adventures before embarking on this one. This run aims for 100% item collection in the fastest time.

Super Metroid has a wide variety of time-saving glitches to exploit, many of which are explained on the SuperMetroidTricks page.

The in-game completion time of this run is 00:37:54, but since game timers have never really been good at rounding things up, it is shown as 00:37 after the game has been completed.

If you prefer to watch the fastest completion without getting all the items, check out Super Metroid in 38:41 by Taco & Kriole.

There is a second video encode that shows the gamepad input over the game video. The author has hidden some secret messages in it that might be interesting to see!

The first streaming YouTube link leads to a High Definition encode without Input Display, and the second one leads to a High Definition encode with Input Display.

Speedy TAS of 2007

[Tier: Stars]SNES Biker Mice from Mars (USA) in 05:12.62 by Baxter.
snes9x movie (.smv) (date: 2007-02-24)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 23.09 MB, length: 07:17)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 30.63 MB, length: 07:17)
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Submission #1445 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.0 (58 votes)
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Uses a level password
- Genre: Racing
Award - Speedy TAS of 2007
A high speed racing game featuring rodents from another (nearby) planet. Although the author doesn't classify the velocity potential of the motorcycle as a programming error in the game, the speed at which he rips through the courses may make you wonder.

A password is used to skip to the final round at Super Hard difficulty with fully upgraded Engine and Shot parts. We do not usually accept movies using passwords. Please read the rules to see our reasons.

TAS of 2007

[Tier: Stars]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "100%" in 1:10:45.02 by JXQ.
snes9x movie (.smv) (date: 2007-03-19)
AVI file via BitTorrent (size: 169.37 MB, length: 1:15:03)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 204.17 MB, length: 1:15:02)
Mirror www.archive.org
Mirror archive.org
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #1483 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #528 (1:13:10.22)
Rating: 9.1 (59 votes)
View Publication
- 100% completion
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
Award - SNES TAS of 2007Award - TAS of 2007

This movie has been obsoleted!

Click here to see the movie that obsoleted it.
In accordance with standard procedure, Samus discarded all of the items she collected on previous adventures before embarking on this one. This run aims for 100% item collection in the fastest time.

Super Metroid has a wide variety of time-saving glitches to exploit, many of which are explained on the SuperMetroidTricks page.

The in-game completion time of this run is 00:37:54, but since game timers have never really been good at rounding things up, it is shown as 00:37 after the game has been completed.

If you prefer to watch the fastest completion without getting all the items, check out Super Metroid in 38:41 by Taco & Kriole.

There is a second video encode that shows the gamepad input over the game video. The author has hidden some secret messages in it that might be interesting to see!

The first streaming YouTube link leads to a High Definition encode without Input Display, and the second one leads to a High Definition encode with Input Display.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) in 05:47.37 by Swordless Link & Mitjitsu.
Mupen64 movie (.m64) (date: 2007-12-07)
AVI file via BitTorrent (size: 27.80 MB, length: 11:01)
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Submission #1780 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #987 (06:42.65)
Rating: 8.8 (56 votes)
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- Low% completion
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Award - N64 TAS of 2007Award - TAS of 2007

This movie has been obsoleted!

Click here to see the movie that obsoleted it.
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. Now there are none 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 offers, see the 120 stars run.

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.

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