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Arcade TAS of 2017


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]Arcade Metal Slug 3 (World) in 24:27.8 by zk547.
Final Burn Alpha movie (.fbm) (date: 2017-03-02)
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Rating: 9.3 (6 votes)
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- 2 Players
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Shooter
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In this entry of the popular Metal Slug series, the evil would-be dictator General Morden launches another attempt to take over the world - or so it seems on the surface; this game proves that Morden is no Dr Wily by having the true villains turn out to be something else entirely.

Several of this game's stages branch; this run takes the shortest possible route through the game.

This run is faster than the predecessor movie by 2:41.75 minutes. Improvements come from using new strategies, using new tricks/glitches, and optimizing everything better.

Computer TAS of 2017

[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]DOOM Final Doom (unknown) "The Plutonia Experiment" in 12:53.28 by Clumsydoomer & 38_ViTa_38.
DooM demo (.lmp) (date: 2017-02-23)
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Submission #5372 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.6 (6 votes)
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Shooter
Award - Computer TAS of 2017
Final Doom is a Doom game that uses the engine, items, and characters from Doom II: Hell on Earth, distributed officially by id. It is meant as a sequel to the events of Doom II and includes two sets of levels, TNT: Evilution and The Plutonia Experiment.

This run by Clumsydoomer and 38_ViTa_38 beats The Plutonia Experiment using Skill 4, Ultra-Violence. This is the most common skill level used in the Doom speedrunning and TAS community.

This is an improvement of 1:12.69 over previous movie.

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DS TAS of 2017

[Tier: Moons]DS Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin (USA) "all bosses" in 24:09.89 by mtbRc.
DeSmuME movie (.dsm) (date: 2017-12-22)
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Submission #5737 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.9 (5 votes)
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- 100% completion
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Major skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
Award - DS TAS of 2017
The second Castlevania title released on Nintendo DS after Dawn of Sorrow, this game is a direct sequel to Bloodlines on Sega Genesis. Dracula rises from the dead yet again (cue groan), and it's up to Jonathan Morris, helped out by Charlotte Aulin, a powerful mage student, to defeat him.

Beating Dracula into a pile of dust in under five minutes wasn't enough for our heroes, so this time they wreck his entire castle and surrounding areas before killing him. Every boss is slain, so you get to see more of that fast "showtime" action. Significant glitching is used; read the author's comments for more information.

Exotic platforms TAS of 2017

[Tier: Moons]PCECD Final Zone II (USA) in 08:07.11 by Mothrayas.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2017-07-16)
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Submission #5585 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.4 (6 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Shooter
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Final Zone II is a top down shooter in which you control various soldiers throughout the game. The objective of the game is to fight an enemy army led by "ZOD", who is a mass murderer and killed some of your commando friends. There are several manga-style cutscenes in the game, all of which have been really cheesily dubbed to English. The game also features the "best" song to ever feature in a video game, that is, Momoco's theme (which you'll hear in Round 4).

Mothrayas defeats Ruman in record time.

If you want to see the game being riffed along with all the cutscenes, we recommend watching the videos by retsupurae:
Part 1
Part 2


[Tier: Moons]PCFX Chip-chan Kick! (JPN) in 11:38.26 by Mothrayas.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2017-09-11)
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Submission #5649 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.8 (6 votes)
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- 2 Players
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
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Chip-chan Kick! is a platformer game developed by Cybertech Custom and released in 1996 for the PC-FX, NEC's Japan-exclusive successor to the PC Engine, unsuccessful competitor to the Sony PlayStation and Sega Saturn, and NEC's last home video game console. It is an elimination platformer in the style of games such as Snow Bros., Bubble Bobble and Parasol Stars. The player characters, Chip and Chap, are stuck on a screen filled with enemies; by defeating them all, and collecting their powerups and bonus objects, they progress to the next screen with more enemies, and rinse and repeat.

Mothrayas uses both Chip and Chap to defeat Warbit in record time.

The official encodes include the player entry at the end.

This is the first ever PC-FX publication on this site.

First edition TAS of 2017

[Tier: Stars]PSX Rayman (USA) in 1:03:18.69 by scrimpeh & Got4n.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2017-04-12)
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Rating: 8.9 (9 votes)
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- 100% completion
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
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When a villain known only as Mr. Dark appears, trouble brews in Rayman's world. Mr. Dark captures the Toons - the source of light - and Rayman's friends. Without the light, evil creatures begin to roam, making the world unsafe for everyone. It's up to you, as Rayman, to free your friends and put an end to Mr. Dark's dastardly schemes!

Rayman is a side-scrolling platformer starring the titular Rayman, a big-nosed chap with no arms or legs. Rayman can jump and use his hair to hover for a short period of time. He can also attack by throwing his fists, or winding up his fists for a more powerful punch. He can occasionally find special powerups that grant him unlimited flying power, giving him the ability to navigate through tricky mazes.

scrimpeh and Got4n tear through this difficult game with a variety of glitches and physics exploits. For more details on how these glitches work, we recommend reading the authors' comments for information about this run.

Note that any% is the same as 100% for this game, as Rayman requires all the Toons to unlock the final battle with Mr Dark.


[Tier: Moons]N64 Donkey Kong 64 (USA) in 27:37.6 by RingRush.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2017-06-02)
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Submission #5376 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.9 (6.5 votes)
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- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Award - First edition TAS of 2017
Donkey Kong 64 is similar to Rareware's other Nintendo 64 platformer series, Banjo-Kazooie, but stars Donkey Kong and his friends from the Donkey Kong Country games. Several new features have been added to the game, like 3D graphics and the ability to change between different characters with different weapons and abilities.

In this run, RingRush uses glitches to skip a vast majority of the game and beat K. Rool in record time.

Due to differences between versions of the game, different timing methods, and the fact that RTA runs start with some features already unlocked, this run is slower than the RTA equivalent.

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Gameboy TAS of 2017

[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]GBC Pokémon: Yellow Version (USA/Europe) "arbitrary code execution" in 05:48.28 by MrWint.
lsnes movie (.lsmv) (date: 2017-04-01)
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Rating: 9.6 (16 votes)
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- Demonstration
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Executes arbitrary code
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts save data
- Corrupts memory
- Genre: RPG
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The current Pokémon: Yellow Version speed record uses heavy glitches that allow the player to catalog every Pokémon in slightly over a minute. Is there any way to get more ridiculous than that? Yes! In this run, using nothing but the Game Boy buttons and tool-assisted precision, the game is made to run an arbitrary program which greatly expands the game and shows off cool stuff from elsewhere too. For details on how this was achieved, see the author's comments.

This movie improves upon the predecessor by using a payload which builds upon the environment in the game highlighting new areas, new Pokémon, and shows off a lot more that can be done with arbitrary code execution than displaying the digits of Pi and some minor animation. For more runs that involve arbitrary code execution, see our published list of movies which execute arbitrary code as well as discussion in our forum.


Spoiler: Hover over the screenshot.

This video includes segments from some terrific games, including Pokémon Yellow, Crystal, and Gold, as well as from Super Mario Bros. Deluxe, Tetris, and The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX. Please check those games out.

This video includes music samples from The Orange Box soundtrack. If you've enjoyed what you've heard, you can purchase The Orange Box soundtrack from Amazon or iTunes.

This video includes a clip from SpongeBob SquarePants (season two), which can be purchased in its entirety from Amazon or iTunes.

GBA TAS of 2017

[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]GBA Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance (USA) "all furniture, best ending" in 13:45.57 by hellagels.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2017-07-19)
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Submission #5574 — Author's comments
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Rating: 9.0 (11 votes)
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- Best ending
- Uses warps
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
Award - GBA TAS of 2017
In Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance, the Belmont clan must again rise to the challenge: Dracula's castle is in disarray and is in serious need of an interior decorator! In this movie, Juste Belmont zips through walls, under floors, and over zombies with the very important task of rearranging furniture. (He also defeats Dracula and rescues his best friends along the way, but that's not very important.)

This movie is a 6:32.48 improvement over its predecessor, thanks to several new improvements and optimizations.

Gamecube/Wii TAS of 2017

[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers][Notable improvement]GC 007: Nightfire (USA) in 33:42.82 by FitterSpace, gamerfreak5665 & aleckermit.
Dolphin movie (.dtm) (date: 2017-12-08)
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Submission #5703 — Author's comments
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Rating: 9.3 (9 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Racing
- Genre: Shooter
Award - Gamecube/Wii TAS of 2017
007: Nightfire is a James Bond game. Does anything more need to be said? Guns, cars, planes, submarines, spaceships, girls, and megalomaniacs.

Authors FitterSpace, gamerfreak5665 and aleckermit show off James Bond's impressive skill set, including cocaine-induced firearm handling and driving so reckless, not even a cute animal would give him car insurance.

This run improves upon the previous publication by more than six minutes of total run time, but with increased load time accuracy, new out of bound glitches, and better optimization, the real time saved compared to the previous run is nearly ten minutes.

Glitchy TAS of 2017

[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]GBC Pokémon: Yellow Version (USA/Europe) "arbitrary code execution" in 05:48.28 by MrWint.
lsnes movie (.lsmv) (date: 2017-04-01)
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Submission #5384 — Author's comments
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Rating: 9.6 (16 votes)
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- Demonstration
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Executes arbitrary code
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts save data
- Corrupts memory
- Genre: RPG
Award - Gameboy TAS of 2017Award - Glitchy TAS of 2017Award - TAS of 2017
The current Pokémon: Yellow Version speed record uses heavy glitches that allow the player to catalog every Pokémon in slightly over a minute. Is there any way to get more ridiculous than that? Yes! In this run, using nothing but the Game Boy buttons and tool-assisted precision, the game is made to run an arbitrary program which greatly expands the game and shows off cool stuff from elsewhere too. For details on how this was achieved, see the author's comments.

This movie improves upon the predecessor by using a payload which builds upon the environment in the game highlighting new areas, new Pokémon, and shows off a lot more that can be done with arbitrary code execution than displaying the digits of Pi and some minor animation. For more runs that involve arbitrary code execution, see our published list of movies which execute arbitrary code as well as discussion in our forum.


Spoiler: Hover over the screenshot.

This video includes segments from some terrific games, including Pokémon Yellow, Crystal, and Gold, as well as from Super Mario Bros. Deluxe, Tetris, and The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX. Please check those games out.

This video includes music samples from The Orange Box soundtrack. If you've enjoyed what you've heard, you can purchase The Orange Box soundtrack from Amazon or iTunes.

This video includes a clip from SpongeBob SquarePants (season two), which can be purchased in its entirety from Amazon or iTunes.

Lucky TAS of 2017

[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]PSX Yu-Gi-Oh! Forbidden Memories (USA) in 40:32.2 by GenericMadScientist.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2017-04-14)
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Submission #5420 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.7 (6 votes)
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Puzzle
- Genre: Strategy
Award - Lucky TAS of 2017
Yu-Gi-Oh! Forbidden Memories is a card based video game. The rules are one of the simplified prototypes made while developing the trading card game from the manga. The player controls Yugi, who pieces together the millenium puzzle, travels to ancient Egypt, and defeats evil.

In this run, GenericMadScientist barely uses Fusion to overpower the enemies unlike the previous run and manipulates his way to get Meteor B. Dragon early, then beat most duels in 2 turns, thereby saving 12 minutes and 58.68 seconds.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]N64 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (JPN v1.0) "All Dungeons, Temples & Ganon Trials" in 1:42:29.53 by homerfunky.
Mupen64 movie (.m64) (date: 2017-07-09)
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Submission #5557 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.9 (7.5 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
Award - Lucky TAS of 2017
In this TAS of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, the author aims to beat the game as quickly as possible while completing all dungeons, temples, and Ganon Trials. This goal is commonly referred to as "all temples", "all dungeons", or "MST (Medallions/Stones/Trials)".

This run has 22:15.68 minutes of improvements in gameplay over the previous TAS of its kind.

This movie contains a newer route and newer strategies which allow for a much faster completion than were possible when the last run was made. Several large glitches in the game are not used in the run, such as the Reverse Bottle Adventure or the Get Item Manipulation glitch. These are avoided because it would make the completion of any dungeon completely arbitrary; they can be seen in an old any% run.

This TAS is played on the Japanese version of the game. The reason for this is that the text is significantly faster than in the English version, which means that far less time (roughly 12 minutes) is spent waiting for text boxes and cut scenes to end before getting back to the action.

The author's notes explain in great detail many of the things done in this TAS which may be confusing to those who aren't familiar with Ocarina of Time speedrunning. Reading them is strongly advised.

Note: There are encode of higher resolutions in the discussion thread.

N64 TAS of 2017

[Tier: Moons]N64 Super Smash Bros. (JPN) "Break the Targets & Board the Platforms" in 08:05.92 by Isotarge & Mittenz.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2017-08-12)
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Submission #5625 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.5 (7.5 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Fighting
Award - N64 TAS of 2017
Super Smash Bros. began a series of games that mixes characters from several Nintendo-made games into a unique fighting game. It relies not on wearing down the opponent's "life" but increasing damage until he or she can be literally knocked off the stage. Wildly popular, this game has inspired many lazy days of casual multiplayer gaming but also intense competitive tournaments that happen to this day.

In this run, Isotarge & Mittenz team up and tackle the two timed bonus games with all unlockable characters.

Due to regional differences between releases of this game, the authors ran through both the Japanese and North American games. Ultimately, the Japanese version was deemed faster and published, but the North American run is available too. See the submission thread for more details, and for higher resolution encodes.

NES TAS of 2017

[Tier: Stars]NES Castlevania (USA PRG1) in 11:19.03 by Challenger.
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Submission #5623 — Author's comments
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Award - NES TAS of 2017
The original Castlevania is set in the year 1691. Simon Belmont must fight his way through the castle and destroy Count Dracula.

Challenger improves one of the most well optimised runs on this site by 21 frames (roughly 0.35 seconds). However, due to the FPS difference between FCE Ultra (flat 60 FPS) and BizHawk (roughly 60.098 FPS), the improvement appears to be 1.47 seconds.

The MSX version has been TASed as well!

There is also a run of this game which destroys as little as possible.

PSX TAS of 2017

[Tier: Stars]PSX Rayman (USA) in 1:03:18.69 by scrimpeh & Got4n.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2017-04-12)
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Rating: 8.9 (9 votes)
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- 100% completion
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
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When a villain known only as Mr. Dark appears, trouble brews in Rayman's world. Mr. Dark captures the Toons - the source of light - and Rayman's friends. Without the light, evil creatures begin to roam, making the world unsafe for everyone. It's up to you, as Rayman, to free your friends and put an end to Mr. Dark's dastardly schemes!

Rayman is a side-scrolling platformer starring the titular Rayman, a big-nosed chap with no arms or legs. Rayman can jump and use his hair to hover for a short period of time. He can also attack by throwing his fists, or winding up his fists for a more powerful punch. He can occasionally find special powerups that grant him unlimited flying power, giving him the ability to navigate through tricky mazes.

scrimpeh and Got4n tear through this difficult game with a variety of glitches and physics exploits. For more details on how these glitches work, we recommend reading the authors' comments for information about this run.

Note that any% is the same as 100% for this game, as Rayman requires all the Toons to unlock the final battle with Mr Dark.

Sega TAS of 2017

[Tier: Moons]Genesis Disney's Aladdin (USA) in 10:04.86 by Flip.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2017-02-25)
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Submission #5388 — Author's comments
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
Award - Sega TAS of 2017
A typical Disney game featuring all the characters from the movie.

This is an improvement of 14.6 seconds over the previous movie thanks to better optimization, better use of resources and better speed control around corners.

More detailed comments about the run can be found in the author's comments.

SNES TAS of 2017

[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Has commentary]SNES Donkey Kong Country (USA v1.0) "101%" in 41:18.37 by Tompa.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2017-06-06)
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Submission #5514 — Author's comments
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Rating: 9.1 (11.5 votes)
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- 100% completion
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Award - SNES TAS of 2017
This run of Donkey Kong Country aims for 101% completion.

The author of this run discovered several new time-saving techniques. Some of them are small enough to go unnoticed, and others are jawdroppingly huge. The total improvement over the previous run is a tremendous 6 minutes 6.93 seconds this time around.

The in-game time of this run is about 33 minutes 10 seconds.

For a detailed analysis of new techniques as well as comments about individual levels, read the author's comments. The author, Tompa, also provided audio commentary of his TAS along with Pichi, which is available right here.

If you desire more rolling primates, we recommend watching the any% movie.

Speedy TAS of 2017

[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]PSX Crash Bandicoot: Warped (JPN) "item glitch, gate clip" in 05:44.49 by pirohiko.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2017-08-14)
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Submission #5624 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #3341 (08:23.84)
Rating: 8.7 (10 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Award - Speedy TAS of 2017
Crash Bandicoot: Warped is the third game of the Crash Bandicoot series developed by Naughty Dog. The story takes place immediately after the events of the previous game. It features similar gameplay to the first two games in the series.

This run from pirohiko improves upon the previous publication by 2:37.46 minutes, thanks to a newer route compared to the previous publication.

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[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]GBC Pokémon: Yellow Version (USA/Europe) "arbitrary code execution" in 05:48.28 by MrWint.
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Obsoletes movie #2341 (03:14.15)
Rating: 9.6 (16 votes)
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- Demonstration
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Executes arbitrary code
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts save data
- Corrupts memory
- Genre: RPG
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The current Pokémon: Yellow Version speed record uses heavy glitches that allow the player to catalog every Pokémon in slightly over a minute. Is there any way to get more ridiculous than that? Yes! In this run, using nothing but the Game Boy buttons and tool-assisted precision, the game is made to run an arbitrary program which greatly expands the game and shows off cool stuff from elsewhere too. For details on how this was achieved, see the author's comments.

This movie improves upon the predecessor by using a payload which builds upon the environment in the game highlighting new areas, new Pokémon, and shows off a lot more that can be done with arbitrary code execution than displaying the digits of Pi and some minor animation. For more runs that involve arbitrary code execution, see our published list of movies which execute arbitrary code as well as discussion in our forum.


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This video includes segments from some terrific games, including Pokémon Yellow, Crystal, and Gold, as well as from Super Mario Bros. Deluxe, Tetris, and The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX. Please check those games out.

This video includes music samples from The Orange Box soundtrack. If you've enjoyed what you've heard, you can purchase The Orange Box soundtrack from Amazon or iTunes.

This video includes a clip from SpongeBob SquarePants (season two), which can be purchased in its entirety from Amazon or iTunes.


[Tier: Stars]PSX Rayman (USA) in 1:03:18.69 by scrimpeh & Got4n.
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Rating: 8.9 (9 votes)
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- 100% completion
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
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When a villain known only as Mr. Dark appears, trouble brews in Rayman's world. Mr. Dark captures the Toons - the source of light - and Rayman's friends. Without the light, evil creatures begin to roam, making the world unsafe for everyone. It's up to you, as Rayman, to free your friends and put an end to Mr. Dark's dastardly schemes!

Rayman is a side-scrolling platformer starring the titular Rayman, a big-nosed chap with no arms or legs. Rayman can jump and use his hair to hover for a short period of time. He can also attack by throwing his fists, or winding up his fists for a more powerful punch. He can occasionally find special powerups that grant him unlimited flying power, giving him the ability to navigate through tricky mazes.

scrimpeh and Got4n tear through this difficult game with a variety of glitches and physics exploits. For more details on how these glitches work, we recommend reading the authors' comments for information about this run.

Note that any% is the same as 100% for this game, as Rayman requires all the Toons to unlock the final battle with Mr Dark.

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