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Arcade TAS of 2010


[Tier: Stars]Arcade The Simpsons in 13:37.73 by adelikat & DarkKobold.
Final Burn Alpha movie (.fbm) (date: 2010-09-01)
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Submission #2821 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.7 (36 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- 4 Players
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Fighting
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¡Ay, caramba! The Simpsons Arcade Game is Konami's 4-player beat 'em up based on the ultra-hit TV show, The Simpsons. The Simpsons cartoon has now (at the time of writing) spanned 21 seasons, a world-wide movie, and licensing from here to kingdom come. In this TAS, adelikat and DarkKobold use four of the five Simpson family to track down the missing 5th member, Maggie.

All right now, play friendly!

DS TAS of 2010

[Tier: Stars]DS Brain Age (USA) in 04:08.1 by Ryuto.
DeSmuME movie (.dsm) (date: 2010-07-09)
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Submission #2735 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.2 (41 votes)
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- Playaround
- Demonstration
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Puzzle
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Brain Age is a puzzle game designed on the premise of exercising your brain. In this run, for example, the idea is to solve a series of simple mathematical puzzles.

And yet, the answers given... are not exactly what you'd expect.

First edition TAS of 2010

[Tier: Stars]DS Brain Age (USA) in 04:08.1 by Ryuto.
DeSmuME movie (.dsm) (date: 2010-07-09)
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Submission #2735 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.2 (41 votes)
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- Playaround
- Demonstration
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Puzzle
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Brain Age is a puzzle game designed on the premise of exercising your brain. In this run, for example, the idea is to solve a series of simple mathematical puzzles.

And yet, the answers given... are not exactly what you'd expect.

Funny TAS of 2010

[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers]SNES International Superstar Soccer Deluxe (USA) in 15:24.38 by Marcokarty.
snes9x movie (.smv) (date: 2010-01-05)
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Submission #2531 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.7 (78.5 votes)
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- Playaround
- 2 Players
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Sport
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When watching sports, you're usually prepared for the unexpected. But what happens when it verges into the outright impossible?

In this superplay, watch in awe as a team is forced to score on its own goal ("OH NO! OWN GOAL!?"), the scoreboard mysteriously records extra goals that were never scored (and even rolls backwards at one point), and the very laws of physics themselves seem to get completely broken.

Gameboy TAS of 2010

[Tier: Stars]GBC The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX (USA v1.0) in 1:00:02.68 by Swordless Link.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2010-02-15)
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Submission #2565 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.8 (30 votes)
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- Best ending
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
Award - Gameboy TAS of 2010
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.

Through a wide variety of glitches and general optimizations, this is now almost ten minutes faster than the previous full run of this game.

This run does not make use of a form of warp glitching, but still demonstrates that they obviously didn't fix as many bugs as they thought.

GBA TAS of 2010

[Tier: Stars]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "all souls" in 25:47.05 by Kriole.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2010-10-01)
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Submission #2854 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.7 (16 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
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Everyone who has at least once attempted to gather a soul from each of the 120 different enemies in Aria of Sorrow, especially during a speedrun, knows the frustration it incurs after a hundredth failed attempt to get the required drop. That just makes this all-souls TAS, which beats the game on Hard mode and without using glitch warps in a little more than 25 minutes, even more impressive.

Upon completing his warpless any%, Kriole decided to take another jab at this category, improving upon his earlier effort by 2 minutes and 14 seconds.

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.

Note: 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 2010

[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]NES Mega Man (JPN) in 12:23.34 by Shinryuu & FinalFighter.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2010-12-01)
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Submission #2921 — Author's comments
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Rating: 9.5 (69 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
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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?

Lucky TAS of 2010

[Tier: Stars]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "all souls" in 25:47.05 by Kriole.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2010-10-01)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 93.97 MB, length: 27:55)
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Submission #2854 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.7 (16 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
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Everyone who has at least once attempted to gather a soul from each of the 120 different enemies in Aria of Sorrow, especially during a speedrun, knows the frustration it incurs after a hundredth failed attempt to get the required drop. That just makes this all-souls TAS, which beats the game on Hard mode and without using glitch warps in a little more than 25 minutes, even more impressive.

Upon completing his warpless any%, Kriole decided to take another jab at this category, improving upon his earlier effort by 2 minutes and 14 seconds.

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.

Note: 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.

N64 TAS of 2010

[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]N64 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (USA v1.0) in 56:54.2 by Bloobiebla.
Mupen64 movie (.m64) (date: 2010-09-07)
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MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 422.46 MB, length: 1:04:33)
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Submission #2793 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1492 (58:25.47)
Rating: 8.7 (32 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
Award - N64 TAS of 2010

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In the revolutionary 3D debut for The Legend of Zelda series, Link must travel around the colorful land of Hyrule and awaken six Sages in order to save it from the evil Ganondorf.

This movie uses a variety of sequence breaks and shortcuts to complete the game in under an hour using a minimal number of inventory and quest items. Of central interest are the ability to glitch through the Door of Time, meaning that no dungeons need to be entered as young Link, and a memory manipulation glitch known as the Reverse Bottle Adventure, allowing the medallions collected from adult Link's dungeons to be pulled out of thin air; therefore the only dungeon that is ever entered in this run is Ganon's Castle.

While this run seems to be only 1:31.26 faster than the predecessor movie, the saving is a bit over 8 minutes. This is due to the fact that the Japanese ROM image used for the previous run had a faster text speed, shortening the cut-scenes by 6.5 minutes.

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!


Note: There are multiple encodes for this run. All encode lists follow this order:

Resolution Filename Size Notes
320x240 lozoot-tas-bloobiebla.mp4 217.25 MB
640x480 lozoot-tas-bloobiebla_480.mp4 422.46 MB
1920x1440 lozoot-tas-bloobiebla_1440.mp4 1.25 GB
1920x1440 lozoot-tas-bloobiebla_cel.mp4 1.04 GB Cel-shaded

[Tier: Stars]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) in 05:04.57 by SilentSlayers & sonicpacker & Moltov & Kyman & Mickey/VIS & Johannes.
Mupen64 movie (.m64) (date: 2010-12-07)
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Submission #2873 — Author's comments
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Rating: 9.5 (47.5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
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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.

This movie is approximately 24 seconds faster than the previous movie due to a series of improvements discovered by the authors, detailed in the submission message.

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 2010

[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]NES Mega Man (JPN) in 12:23.34 by Shinryuu & FinalFighter.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2010-12-01)
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Submission #2921 — Author's comments
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Rating: 9.5 (69 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
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?

New systems TAS of 2010

[Tier: Moons]DOS Jazz Jackrabbit (shareware) in 04:43.79 by Ilari.
JPC-RR movie (.jrsr) (date: 2010-10-14)
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Submission #2872 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.3 (20.5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter
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Jazz Jackrabbit is one of the earliest products released by what was then known as Epic MegaGames, better known these days for producing the Unreal engine. It was viewed initially as being a pastiche of the Sonic the Hedgehog games was and arguably developed along those lines, bearing much of the same fast platformer action.

This run completes the shareware version of the game, which only contains the first episode. You can also watch runs from the same author that complete the two Christmas special episodes of this game.

PCE TAS of 2010

[Tier: Moons]PCE Bonk's Adventure (USA) in 24:03.63 by Jerfo.
Mednafen/PCEjin movie (.mc2) (date: 2010-10-04)
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Submission #2829 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.8 (12.5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
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Bonk, a young caveman with a big noggin, intended to become the TurboGrafx-16's flagship character, starred in three games, Bonk's Adventure, Bonk's Revenge, and Bonk III.

Since the system was generally considered a commercial failure, the first two games were ported to other systems like the Nintendo Entertainment System and the Game Boy, and two original games in the series were even made on the Super Nintendo.

In his debut, Bonk's Adventure, you play as him on his quest to rescue Princess Za, a small pink and cute little reptile, from the evil King Drool, a huge and ugly tyronnosaurus.

Jerfo completes this quest in only 24 minutes, by making Bonk fly over most stages while he spins himself in the air, bouncing himself on enemies. Make sure you're ready to hear that spinning sound over and over again!

PSX TAS of 2010

[Tier: Moons]PSX Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (USA) "all relics, best ending" in 57:20.6 by arukAdo.
PCSX movie (.pxm) (date: 2010-08-04)
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Rating: 7.5 (20 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- 100% completion
- Best ending
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Corrupts save data
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
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Like most games in the Castlevania series, Symphony of the Night has different possible endings. To achieve the best ending, one must explore at least 1847 rooms which is normally a huge, time-consuming task.

However, in this run, certain abilities are gained that allow Alucard to move at tremendous speed along glitched routes that players in 1997 could not have even dreamed of.

While traveling through all those rooms, the author, arukAdo, simultaneously acquires all of the relics, making this an "all relics and best ending" run.

Sega TAS of 2010

[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (World) in 29:51.2 by nitsuja & Upthorn & marzojr.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2010-10-23)
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Submission #2877 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.9 (35.5 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
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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.

It is worth noting that nitsuja and Upthorn did not directly participate in the creation of this movie; instead, marzojr incorporated several additional tricks in multiple stages and spliced them in for a total improvement of 2:14.31 seconds over his last effort at doing the same.


The second YouTube link is to the camhacked HD encode, which attempts to always keep Sonic onscreen and puts HD sprites on top of the background to make the TAS look even better. Camhacked SD downloadables are also available in the Archive collection.
SNES TAS of 2010

[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers]SNES International Superstar Soccer Deluxe (USA) in 15:24.38 by Marcokarty.
snes9x movie (.smv) (date: 2010-01-05)
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Submission #2531 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.7 (78.5 votes)
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- Playaround
- 2 Players
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Sport
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When watching sports, you're usually prepared for the unexpected. But what happens when it verges into the outright impossible?

In this superplay, watch in awe as a team is forced to score on its own goal ("OH NO! OWN GOAL!?"), the scoreboard mysteriously records extra goals that were never scored (and even rolls backwards at one point), and the very laws of physics themselves seem to get completely broken.

Speedy TAS of 2010

[Tier: Stars]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) in 05:04.57 by SilentSlayers & sonicpacker & Moltov & Kyman & Mickey/VIS & Johannes.
Mupen64 movie (.m64) (date: 2010-12-07)
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Submission #2873 — Author's comments
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Rating: 9.5 (47.5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
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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.

This movie is approximately 24 seconds faster than the previous movie due to a series of improvements discovered by the authors, detailed in the submission message.

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.

TAS of 2010

[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]NES Mega Man (JPN) in 12:23.34 by Shinryuu & FinalFighter.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2010-12-01)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 14.62 MB, length: 14:40)
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Submission #2921 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1103 (15:29.27)
Rating: 9.5 (69 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
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?

Rookie of 2010 Arcade TASer of 2010 DS TASer of 2010 Gameboy TASer of 2010 GBA TASer of 2010 N64 TASer of 2010 NES TASer of 2010 New systems TASer of 2010 PCE TASer of 2010 PSX TASer of 2010 Sega TASer of 2010 SNES TASer of 2010 TASer of 2010

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