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Funny TAS of 2008


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES R.B.I. Baseball (USA) in 04:29.23 by adelikat.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2008-05-31)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 5.00 MB, length: 04:44)
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Submission #1976 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.4 (36 votes)
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- Playaround
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Sport
Award - Funny TAS of 2008
R.B.I. Baseball is a baseball video game developed by Namco and published by Tengen. It was the first game to feature the names of real baseball players from the 1986 and 1987 seasons, adding a dimension of strategy if you knew the sport and the players' strengths and weaknesses.

This playaround by adelikat shows off ridiculous plays, bizarre glitches, and other wild antics.

You can see this played on a real NES by clicking here.

GBx TAS of 2008

[Tier: Moons]GBA Spider-Man 3 (USA) in 15:38.73 by mmbossman.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2008-08-24)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 67.60 MB, length: 21:43)
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Submission #2062 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.0 (24.5 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
Award - GBx TAS of 2008

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In this game, based loosely on the 2007 summer blockbuster, we see our friendly neighborhood Spider-man zip through 15 levels and 5 bosses with speed, style, and a sexy new black suit.

In this run, mmbossman heavily abuses a technique that allows him to maintain a very high speed throughout each level, stopping only to rescue civilians or disable bombs. However, since speed isn't as important in boss fights, Spidey also gets a chance to show off some of his acrobatic and martial arts skills.

Glitchy TAS of 2008

[Tier: Moons]GBC Pokémon: Yellow Version (USA/Europe) in 02:06.28 by gia.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2008-06-14)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 1.77 MB, length: 04:14)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 1.91 MB, length: 04:14)
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Submission #1958 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.9 (38.5 votes)
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- Uses warps
- Major skip glitch
- Final boss skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts save data
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Award - Glitchy TAS of 2008Award - Innovative TAS of 2008

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Ash reveals his dark side, using save corruption and direct memory manipulation to catch 152 Pokémon in the blink of an eye. Then he beats the game in just 1 minute and 13 seconds (in-game time).

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

Innovative TAS of 2008

[Tier: Moons]GBC Pokémon: Yellow Version (USA/Europe) in 02:06.28 by gia.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2008-06-14)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 1.77 MB, length: 04:14)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 1.91 MB, length: 04:14)
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Submission #1958 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.9 (38.5 votes)
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- Uses warps
- Major skip glitch
- Final boss skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts save data
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Award - Glitchy TAS of 2008Award - Innovative TAS of 2008

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Ash reveals his dark side, using save corruption and direct memory manipulation to catch 152 Pokémon in the blink of an eye. Then he beats the game in just 1 minute and 13 seconds (in-game time).

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

Lucky TAS of 2008

[Tier: Moons]Genesis King's Bounty (USA/Europe) in 00:09.93 by gia & Aqfaq.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2008-07-20)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 1.69 MB, length: 03:32)
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Submission #2025 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #740 (00:10.17)
Rating: 7.4 (54 votes)
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
- Genre: Strategy
Award - Lucky TAS of 2008
At TASVideos, even 10 second long movies are improved, and game characters become so powerful they don't even have to move in order to complete the game.

This improvement is a result of the previous movie's author joining forces with the author of a VBA bot used in a glitched-out Pokémon TAS. Together they've managed to shorten the solution by 14 frames with the help of a similarly-designed bot for Gens.

Note that, while input length is 10 seconds long, less than 0.3 seconds of it is actual gameplay!

N64 TAS of 2008

[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]N64 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (USA v1.0) "All Dungeons, Temples, & Ganon Trials" in 2:51:19.1 by Bloobiebla.
Mupen64 movie (.m64) (date: 2008-11-29)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 514.41 MB, length: 2:58:59)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 565.95 MB, length: 2:58:59)
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Submission #2087 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.6 (81.5 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
Award - N64 TAS of 2008Award - TAS of 2008

This movie has been obsoleted!

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The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. According to the author, This run aims to complete all dungeons/temples/Ganon trials as quickly as possible.

As such, it is a slight deviation from the usual "complete the game as fast as possible without any regard to the plot" theme. Slight, because it still does things in the wrong order.

This movie contains several new glitches that are not used in the aims-for-fastest-time TAS that we have on this site. As a bonus, a special high-quality cel-shaded video is provided for your viewing pleasure in mkv format. If you encounter problems viewing it, please check the Downloads page.


Two commentaries for the price of one! Be sure to check out either Comicalflop's commentary, or MiraiGen's one.
NES TAS of 2008

[Tier: Stars][Console-verified]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG0) in 10:29.05 by adelikat,Deign,Cardboard&JXQ.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2008-02-17)
AVI file via BitTorrent (size: 23.97 MB, length: 12:50)
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Submission #1859 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #342 (10:34.55)
Rating: 8.8 (37 votes)
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- Uses warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Award - NES TAS of 2008

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Surprise Super Mario Bros 3. improvement from nowhere!

Apparently, the team of adelikat, Deign, Cardboard and JXQ had been working some time on this movie, which improves the previous movie by some 5.5 seconds (no small feat at this point), due to a wide variety of different improvements discussed in the submission message.

And of course, a wadload of extra lives are again achieved in the mandatorily slow autoscrolling levels.

For those that still prefer to see 99+ lives, the authors have also put together an alternate run that sacrifices time in order to gain those extra lives.

This run played on a real NES

Sega TAS of 2008

[Tier: Stars]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles in 33:05.78 by nitsuja & Upthorn.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2008-05-19)
AVI file via BitTorrent (size: 118.14 MB, length: 37:20)
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Submission #1935 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #826 (34:22.02)
Rating: 9.0 (28 votes)
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- 2 Players
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Award - Sega TAS of 2008

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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 zip and warp to places that shouldn't be reached, break bosses, and effectively skip entire stages.

It is worth noting that nitsuja did not directly participate in the creation of this movie; instead, Upthorn incorporated newly discovered tricks in several stages and spliced them in for a total improvement of 49 seconds.

SNES TAS of 2008

[Tier: Stars]SNES Super Mario World (USA) "11 exits" in 10:26.65 by Mister.
snes9x movie (.smv) (date: 2008-05-24)
AVI file via BitTorrent (size: 37.67 MB, length: 15:38)
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Submission #1986 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #719 (10:28.7)
Rating: 9.2 (49 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Award - SNES TAS of 2008

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Super Mario World is a game which needs no introduction.

This movie beats the previous SMW movie by 2 seconds with little improvements in each stage. For details, read the author's comments.

See also: SMW 100% completion (96 exits) in 1:14:37 by bahamete, Kaizoman666 & Masterjun

Speedy TAS of 2008

[Tier: Stars]NES Excitebike (JPN/USA) in 05:31.37 by JXQ.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2008-02-25)
AVI file via BitTorrent (size: 11.02 MB, length: 05:45)
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Submission #1869 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #517 (05:35.38)
Rating: 8.5 (38 votes)
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Racing
Award - Speedy TAS of 2008

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This movie plays Excitebike really, really fast — now almost 4 seconds faster than the previous movie by Luke Gustafson.

Times for each track are:

  • 0 = 36.54 (0.96 improved)
  • 1 = 38.24 (0.97 -"-)
  • 2 = 38.86 (1.57 -"-)
  • 3 = 41.98 (0.02 -"-)
  • 4 = 41.02 (0.02 -"-)
  • 5 = 31.74 (0.02 -"-)

Main improvements come from better speed handling and using more ramp boosts. Look for further info in the author's comments.

TAS of 2008

[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]N64 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (USA v1.0) "All Dungeons, Temples, & Ganon Trials" in 2:51:19.1 by Bloobiebla.
Mupen64 movie (.m64) (date: 2008-11-29)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 514.41 MB, length: 2:58:59)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 565.95 MB, length: 2:58:59)
Mirror www.archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
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Submission #2087 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 7.6 (81.5 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
Award - N64 TAS of 2008Award - TAS of 2008

This movie has been obsoleted!

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The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. According to the author, This run aims to complete all dungeons/temples/Ganon trials as quickly as possible.

As such, it is a slight deviation from the usual "complete the game as fast as possible without any regard to the plot" theme. Slight, because it still does things in the wrong order.

This movie contains several new glitches that are not used in the aims-for-fastest-time TAS that we have on this site. As a bonus, a special high-quality cel-shaded video is provided for your viewing pleasure in mkv format. If you encounter problems viewing it, please check the Downloads page.


Two commentaries for the price of one! Be sure to check out either Comicalflop's commentary, or MiraiGen's one.
Rookie of 2008 GBx TASer of 2008 NES TASer of 2008 Sega TASer of 2008 SNES TASer of 2008 TASer of 2008

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