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Funny TAS of 2009


[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers]SNES Family Feud (USA) in 06:46.28 by Heisanevilgenius.
snes9x movie (.smv) (date: 2009-01-26)
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Submission #2166 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.7 (94.5 votes)
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- Playaround
- Demonstration
- Genre: Gameshow
Award - Funny TAS of 2009Award - Innovative TAS of 2009
Family Feud (1993) follows the premise of the American TV show of the same name. Two families are pitted against each other in a contest aimed at guessing the results of a public survey. In the first two rounds, the first family member to press a button and give a concise answer that happens to be on the survey earns points. After that, this family can continue guessing answers on the survey, with control switching to the other family on incorrect guesses. After two rounds, the family with fewer points is disqualified, and the last round allows two members of the remaining family to list several of the existing survey answers in a very short time period.

Heisanevilgenius's family, The As, ignores all that and goes with elaborate and utter nonsense instead… only to find the host accepting their answers as correct. The other family, The Halls, doesn't even get the chance to insert a word, proving the racial prejudice of the host. Watch the game and see for yourself.

If you liked how this movie abuses a text recognition system, also see the trouble that TAS tools bring to a drawing recognition system.

Note: Some answers contain coarse language.

GBx TAS of 2009

[Tier: Stars]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "all souls" in 28:01.58 by Kriole.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2009-12-27)
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Submission #2509 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.9 (27 votes)
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- Best ending
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
Award - GBx TAS of 2009

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Everyone who has at least once attempted to gather a soul from each of the 120 enemies in Aria of Sorrow, especially during a speedrun, knows the frustration it incurs after a hundredth failed attempt to get the required drop. Even TASers who were trying their hand at this category since 2006 had to put their progress on hiatus due to the amount of luck manipulation going on in nearly every room.

But all that only made the awaited result sweeter, as this first complete all-souls TAS beats the game on Hard mode in less than half an hour without even using glitch warps.

However, if you would like to see the game beaten to a pulp in a mere quarter of this time, don't miss the glitched TAS by klmz.

Note: while the movie doesn't use the glitch warps (neither by death nor by getting out-of-bounds using transform souls), it does use the normal warp rooms present in the castle. Starting from reset was necessary to take advantage of using Hard mode; it is normally not allowed — refer to the rules to see our reasons.

Glitchy TAS of 2009

[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]SNES Chrono Trigger (USA) "SRAM glitch" in 21:23.98 by inichi.
snes9x movie (.smv) (date: 2009-05-10)
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Submission #2240 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.1 (40.5 votes)
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- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts save data
- Genre: RPG
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While Chrono Trigger (1995) usually takes days to complete, inichi decided he'd rather not have to sit through all the unnecessary stuff, like long cutscenes, unskippable boss fights and key plot events, so he did it in 21 minutes instead. "Big deal!", you might say — until you realize he didn't use NewGame+. Pick your jaw up off the floor!

As Bisqwit puts it: Who needs strategy when you can just blast yourself through the wafers of the universe?

Reading the author's comments is a requirement if you want so much as a clue to what's going on.

Innovative TAS of 2009

[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers]SNES Family Feud (USA) in 06:46.28 by Heisanevilgenius.
snes9x movie (.smv) (date: 2009-01-26)
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Submission #2166 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.7 (94.5 votes)
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- Playaround
- Demonstration
- Genre: Gameshow
Award - Funny TAS of 2009Award - Innovative TAS of 2009
Family Feud (1993) follows the premise of the American TV show of the same name. Two families are pitted against each other in a contest aimed at guessing the results of a public survey. In the first two rounds, the first family member to press a button and give a concise answer that happens to be on the survey earns points. After that, this family can continue guessing answers on the survey, with control switching to the other family on incorrect guesses. After two rounds, the family with fewer points is disqualified, and the last round allows two members of the remaining family to list several of the existing survey answers in a very short time period.

Heisanevilgenius's family, The As, ignores all that and goes with elaborate and utter nonsense instead… only to find the host accepting their answers as correct. The other family, The Halls, doesn't even get the chance to insert a word, proving the racial prejudice of the host. Watch the game and see for yourself.

If you liked how this movie abuses a text recognition system, also see the trouble that TAS tools bring to a drawing recognition system.

Note: Some answers contain coarse language.

Lucky TAS of 2009

[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]Genesis Shining Force (USA) in 1:59:59.05 by DarkKobold.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2009-06-23)
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Submission #2258 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1146 (2:04:26.37)
Rating: 7.2 (17 votes)
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
- Genre: Strategy
Award - Lucky TAS of 2009
Shining Force is just under two hours of luck manipulation action. The random number generator is abused to the highest degree. The author used MATLAB, a math scripting language, to optimize the battle speeds.

This is a 4 minute 27 second improvement over the previous movie by the same author.

NES TAS of 2009

[Tier: Stars]NES Mega Man 2 (JPN) in 23:54.75 by Shinryuu, pirohiko & FinalFighter.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2009-08-22)
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Submission #2377 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1242 (24:33.5)
Rating: 9.1 (34 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Award - NES TAS of 2009

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Mega Man 2 is a game that hardly needs any introduction. This movie plays Rockman 2, the Japanese version, which is essentially Mega Man 2 in difficult mode.

This is an improvement of about 37 seconds over the authors' previous effort; nearly 30 seconds of which come from a complete overhaul (and mutilation) of the Wood Man stage.

See Rockman Tricks and the submission message for in-depth explanation and answers to various questions regarding this movie.

New systems TAS of 2009

[Tier: Moons]PSX Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (USA) in 19:01.63 by arukAdo & pirate_sephiroth.
PCSX movie (.pxm) (date: 2009-10-16)
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Submission #2398 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1246 (20:18.63)
Rating: 8.1 (22 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
Award - New systems TAS of 2009

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Not only was Castlevania: Symphony of the Night the first installment of the Castlevania series on PSX but also the first PSX game to have a published run here. Follow Dracula's son Alucard as he glitches through the castle on a quest to end his father's life.

The authors, arukAdo and pirate_sephiroth, use major route changes to improve that first published PSX run by 1 minute and 18 seconds.

A 100% run covering the whole castle is also available here. If you prefer the main character to have muscular bare arms and to pray to the rain gods to defeat bosses, you may enjoy the Richter version. If you want to see a run on Replay mode that can skip many cutscenes, see this run.

Sega TAS of 2009

[Tier: Moons]Genesis Crusader of Centy (USA) in 43:40.17 by Eratyx.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2009-11-05)
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Submission #2434 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.1 (14 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
Award - Sega TAS of 2009
Crusader of Centy (1994), also known as Soleil, tells the story of a teenage boy saving humanity from monsters that might or might not actually be evil. To his aid he has up to two pets at a time granting him some special ability.

The movie takes advantage of the way the game calculates movement speed to make some seemingly impossible long jumps and skip large parts of some rooms.

SNES TAS of 2009

[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]SNES Chrono Trigger (USA) "SRAM glitch" in 21:23.98 by inichi.
snes9x movie (.smv) (date: 2009-05-10)
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Submission #2240 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.1 (40.5 votes)
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- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts save data
- Genre: RPG
Award - Glitchy TAS of 2009Award - SNES TAS of 2009Award - TAS of 2009

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While Chrono Trigger (1995) usually takes days to complete, inichi decided he'd rather not have to sit through all the unnecessary stuff, like long cutscenes, unskippable boss fights and key plot events, so he did it in 21 minutes instead. "Big deal!", you might say — until you realize he didn't use NewGame+. Pick your jaw up off the floor!

As Bisqwit puts it: Who needs strategy when you can just blast yourself through the wafers of the universe?

Reading the author's comments is a requirement if you want so much as a clue to what's going on.

Speedy TAS of 2009

[Tier: Moons]GBA Gunstar Super Heroes (USA) in 18:32.22 by Comicalflop.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2009-11-18)
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Submission #2442 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.1 (20 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter
Award - Speedy TAS of 2009
Gunstar Super Heroes is the sequel to Gunstar Heroes for the Genesis. Compared to Gunstar Heroes, in this game, you can go much faster. You can also yell and shout more than should be possible in a game!

Warning!

Those who experience motion sickness easily might not want to watch the autoshooter segments too closely. You have been warned.
TAS of 2009

[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]SNES Chrono Trigger (USA) "SRAM glitch" in 21:23.98 by inichi.
snes9x movie (.smv) (date: 2009-05-10)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 51.57 MB, length: 25:37)
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Submission #2240 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.1 (40.5 votes)
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- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts save data
- Genre: RPG
Award - Glitchy TAS of 2009Award - SNES TAS of 2009Award - TAS of 2009

This movie has been obsoleted!

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While Chrono Trigger (1995) usually takes days to complete, inichi decided he'd rather not have to sit through all the unnecessary stuff, like long cutscenes, unskippable boss fights and key plot events, so he did it in 21 minutes instead. "Big deal!", you might say — until you realize he didn't use NewGame+. Pick your jaw up off the floor!

As Bisqwit puts it: Who needs strategy when you can just blast yourself through the wafers of the universe?

Reading the author's comments is a requirement if you want so much as a clue to what's going on.

Rookie of 2009 GBx TASer of 2009 NES TASer of 2009 New systems TASer of 2009 Sega TASer of 2009 SNES TASer of 2009 TASer of 2009

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