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Exotic platforms TAS of 2019


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Fastest Completion]VBoy Virtual Boy Wario Land (JPN/USA) in 17:27.33 by Bloopiero & Cyorter.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2019-10-13)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 88.81 MB, length: 22:02)
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Submission #6507 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1528 (18:39.56)
Rating: 7.9 (7 votes)
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Award - Exotic platforms TAS of 2019
Virtual Boy Wario Land was a platformer released for the Virtual Boy system in 1995. The main objective of the game is to traverse the 14 levels and find a hidden key in order to open up the next level. There are treasures hidden along the way; this TAS collects none of them and thus achieves the "bad ending".

This is an improvement of 1 minute and 12 seconds to the previous movie, thanks to collecting fewer coins, optimization improvements and new techniques which can be found in the authors' comments.

See also the 100% run which collects all treasures to get the best ending.

First edition TAS of 2019

[Tier: Moons]Linux Celeste (1.2.6.1) in 27:04.43 by Buhbai, DevilSquirrel, EuniverseCat, fishmcmuffins, KT & keylie.
libTAS movie (.ltm) (date: 2019-02-13)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 499.87 MB, length: 31:32)
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Submission #6217 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.9 (11 votes)
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Genre: Platform
Award - First edition TAS of 2019
This is it, Madeline. Just breathe. You can do this.

Celeste is a platform game released in 2018 and developed by independent game studio Matt Makes Games, who also developed TowerFall Ascension. It features Madeline, a young girl who sets on a journey to reach the summit of the titular mountain. Can she survive the many dangers that await her on her ascent?

Buhbai, DevilSquirrel, EuniverseCat, fishmcmuffins, KT and keylie reach the summit of the mountain in record time, attaining an in-game time of 23:15.224.

Gameboy TAS of 2019

[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement][Console-verified]GBC The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX (USA v1.0) in 27:55.02 by TwistedTammer.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2019-08-11)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 44.3 MB, length: 32:19)
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Submission #6472 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1462 (1:00:02.68)
Rating: 9.1 (8 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
Award - Gameboy TAS of 2019
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.


You can watch the complete run being played back on a console.
GBA TAS of 2019

[Tier: Stars][Has commentary]GBA Metroid: Zero Mission (USA) "100%" in 1:01:13.92 by Dragonfangs.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2019-07-24)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 176.95 MB, length: 1:05:26)
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Submission #6446 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #2458 (1:00:46.28)
Rating: 9.0 (5 votes)
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- 100% completion
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Award - GBA TAS of 2019
Samus's 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.

This run is an improvement over Dragonfangs's previous work. It saves about 4 seconds of In-Game time, but uses a new route that removes lots of door transitions, saving about 20 seconds of real time. The previous run used VisualBoyAdvance that runs this game inaccurately fast compared to BizHawk (mGBA core) used here, which is why the movie time appears longer.


There is also an alternate YouTube stream featuring audio commentary by the author as well as members of the speedrunning community.
Glitchy TAS of 2019

[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]SMS Zool: Ninja of the "Nth" Dimension (Europe) "game end glitch" in 03:10.06 by The8bitbeast.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2019-12-27)
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Submission #6572 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.8 (7 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Award - Glitchy TAS of 2019

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Zool: Ninja of the "Nth" Dimension is a fast-paced side-scrolling platformer. The protagonist can run, jump, climb walls, and shoot enemies. Power-ups for Zool are scattered across the levels. These include life-spending hearts, smart bombs, shields, more powerful jump-skills and a twin Zool. This "twin" imitates the original's motions a few seconds after he performs them.

The8bitbeast abuses a glitch in 2-1 of the Master System release to skip directly to the credits in record time. Please read the author's comments for more details.

Lucky TAS of 2019

[Tier: Stars]NES Arkanoid (USA) "warpless" in 11:11.18 by Chef Stef.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2019-04-17)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 15.98 MB, length: 12:04)
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Submission #6347 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #961 (12:26.8)
Rating: 8.9 (14 votes)
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- Forgoes warps
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
Award - Lucky TAS of 2019Award - NES TAS of 2019
Arkanoid (1987) strongly resembles the arcade game Breakout (1976). In Arkanoid, the paddle is actually a spaceship, and the bricks are space walls. The goal of the game is to break through the space walls and defeat the villainous Doh in order to escape from the space labyrinth.

Chef Stef improves the previous TAS by 1 minute and 15.62 seconds, thanks to much better optimisation in many stages. Please read the author's comments for more details.

NES TAS of 2019

[Tier: Stars]NES Arkanoid (USA) "warpless" in 11:11.18 by Chef Stef.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2019-04-17)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 15.98 MB, length: 12:04)
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Submission #6347 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #961 (12:26.8)
Rating: 8.9 (14 votes)
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- Forgoes warps
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
Award - Lucky TAS of 2019Award - NES TAS of 2019
Arkanoid (1987) strongly resembles the arcade game Breakout (1976). In Arkanoid, the paddle is actually a spaceship, and the bricks are space walls. The goal of the game is to break through the space walls and defeat the villainous Doh in order to escape from the space labyrinth.

Chef Stef improves the previous TAS by 1 minute and 15.62 seconds, thanks to much better optimisation in many stages. Please read the author's comments for more details.

Nintendo 3D TAS of 2019

[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Fastest Completion][Has commentary]GC Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (JPN) in 2:00:58.23 by Malleoz.
Dolphin movie (.dtm) (date: 2019-12-08)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 1.1 GB, length: 2:07:30)
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Submission #6509 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #3336 (2:16:52.63)
Rating: 8.2 (4 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Award - Nintendo 3D TAS of 2019
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door is an RPG made by Nintendo and is the second game in the Paper Mario series following Paper Mario for the Nintendo 64. It incorporates a world made of paper and turn-based battles, much like its predecessor. In it, Peach asks Mario to help find a treasure hidden in Rogueport. When he arrives, she is missing as usual, and he must collect 7 Crystal Stars and open the Thousand-Year Door to save her and collect the treasure.

Using new glitches to skip the Blimp Ticket, Zess T.'s contact lens, and part of the Shadow Queen sequence, Malleoz improves his previous TAS by nearly sixteen minutes.


Author's vocal commentary during the run's video can be watched on YouTube which also features a detailed overlay.
PC TAS of 2019

[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers][Has commentary]Linux Celeste (1.3.1.2) "100%" in 1:27:36.12 by EuniverseCat, fishmcmuffins, keylie, dahlukeh & Lanvilla.
libTAS movie (.ltm) (date: 2019-12-25)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 1.59 GB, length: 1:29:46)
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Submission #6555 — Author's comments
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Rating: 9.5 (11 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- 100% completion
- Best ending
- Uses death to save time
- Genre: Platform
Award - PC TAS of 2019
This is it, Madeline. Just breathe. You can do this.

Celeste is a platform game released in 2018 and developed by independent game studio Matt Makes Games, who also developed TowerFall Ascension. It features Madeline, a young girl who sets on a journey to reach the summit of the titular mountain. Can she survive the many dangers that await her on her ascent?

This time, EuniverseCat, fishmcmuffins, keylie, dahlukeh and Lanvilla collect all 175 red strawberries, the moon berry, all 24 crystal hearts, all B-Side cassette tapes as well as completing every chapter (which also includes the B- and C-Sides as well as the recently released Farewell chapter) in a record in-game time of 1:16:51.335.


There is also an alternate YouTube stream featuring audio commentary by EuniverseCat, fishmcmuffins and Chaikitty, a speedrunner of the game.
PSX TAS of 2019

[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion][Has commentary]PSX Spyro: Year of the Dragon (USA v1.0) in 22:35.17 by Nitrofski & lapogne36.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2019-12-20)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 432.15 MB, length: 32:28)
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Submission #6561 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.3 (9 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Award - PSX TAS of 2019
Spyro: Year of the Dragon is the third installment in the Spyro series and the last Spyro game to be released for the PlayStation, in addition to being the last one created by its original creators.

Reading the submission text for more information on the methods and glitches used is heavily recommended.


Author's vocal commentary during the run's video can be watched on YouTube it features further details post commentary for additional information.
Sega TAS of 2019

[Tier: Stars]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles "ring attack, newgame+" in 1:26:11.12 by Evil_3D, TheYogWog & kaan55.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2019-12-23)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 904.51 MB, length: 1:30:31)
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Submission #6240 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.8 (10 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Demonstration
- 2 Players
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Platform
Award - Sega TAS of 2019Award - Speedy TAS of 2019
In Sonic 3 & Knuckles, Sonic and Tails continue to thwart the plans of Dr. Robotnik, this time on the Floating Island that is guarded by Knuckles the Echidna.

In this run, you'll see the Floating Island like never before, as Evil_3D, TheYogWog, and kaan55 use every trick in Sonic's and Tails's arsenal to collect as many rings as possible. The routing for this goal is more about efficiently moving between groups of rings than efficiently moving to the end of the stage, and is incredibly complex.

This run starts from a clear-game savestate with all of the Chaos Emeralds and Super Emeralds collected, so that collecting giant rings will award Sonic and Tails a 50-ring bonus instead of taking them to a Blue Sphere bonus stage. We normally do not accept save-anchored movies; more details can be found in the authors' comments.

An atlas encode is also available, which shows the characters' positions on a zoomed-out level map, which might make it easier to follow the action.

For those wishing to play back the emulator movie file, a Gens-11b savestate for this purpose is available here.

We have a number of other Sonic 3 runs: Sonic and Tails, Sonic 100%, Tails, Sonic and Tails on NewGame+, Knuckles, Knuckles 100%, Knuckles ring attack, Amy, and Competition mode.

SNES TAS of 2019

[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "100%" in 1:01:47.03 by Sniq.
lsnes movie (.lsmv) (date: 2019-08-01)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 264.75 MB, length: 1:05:50)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 305.09 MB, length: 1:05:50)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 258.09 MB, length: 1:05:50)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 300.51 MB, length: 1:05:50)
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Submission #6381 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #2436 (1:08:15.74)
Rating: 9.3 (12 votes)
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- 100% completion
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
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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.

Super Metroid has a wide variety of time-saving glitches to exploit, many of which are explained on the Super Metroid Tricks page. Be sure to check it, as well as the author's comments, for more information on the improvements. This is an improvement of 6:28.70 over the predecessor movie.

If you prefer to watch the fastest completion without getting all the items and without any large skip glitches, check out Super Metroid in 35:58 by Sniq.


Every second encode link leads to a version where all graphics have been fixed.
Speedy TAS of 2019

[Tier: Stars]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles "ring attack, newgame+" in 1:26:11.12 by Evil_3D, TheYogWog & kaan55.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2019-12-23)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 904.51 MB, length: 1:30:31)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 934.2 MB, length: 1:30:31)
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Submission #6240 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 8.8 (10 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Demonstration
- 2 Players
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Platform
Award - Sega TAS of 2019Award - Speedy TAS of 2019
In Sonic 3 & Knuckles, Sonic and Tails continue to thwart the plans of Dr. Robotnik, this time on the Floating Island that is guarded by Knuckles the Echidna.

In this run, you'll see the Floating Island like never before, as Evil_3D, TheYogWog, and kaan55 use every trick in Sonic's and Tails's arsenal to collect as many rings as possible. The routing for this goal is more about efficiently moving between groups of rings than efficiently moving to the end of the stage, and is incredibly complex.

This run starts from a clear-game savestate with all of the Chaos Emeralds and Super Emeralds collected, so that collecting giant rings will award Sonic and Tails a 50-ring bonus instead of taking them to a Blue Sphere bonus stage. We normally do not accept save-anchored movies; more details can be found in the authors' comments.

An atlas encode is also available, which shows the characters' positions on a zoomed-out level map, which might make it easier to follow the action.

For those wishing to play back the emulator movie file, a Gens-11b savestate for this purpose is available here.

We have a number of other Sonic 3 runs: Sonic and Tails, Sonic 100%, Tails, Sonic and Tails on NewGame+, Knuckles, Knuckles 100%, Knuckles ring attack, Amy, and Competition mode.

TAS of 2019

[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "100%" in 1:01:47.03 by Sniq.
lsnes movie (.lsmv) (date: 2019-08-01)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 264.75 MB, length: 1:05:50)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 305.09 MB, length: 1:05:50)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 258.09 MB, length: 1:05:50)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 300.51 MB, length: 1:05:50)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
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Submission #6381 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #2436 (1:08:15.74)
Rating: 9.3 (12 votes)
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- 100% completion
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
Award - SNES TAS of 2019Award - TAS of 2019
In accordance with standard procedure, Samus discarded all of the items she collected on previous adventures before embarking on this one.

Super Metroid has a wide variety of time-saving glitches to exploit, many of which are explained on the Super Metroid Tricks page. Be sure to check it, as well as the author's comments, for more information on the improvements. This is an improvement of 6:28.70 over the predecessor movie.

If you prefer to watch the fastest completion without getting all the items and without any large skip glitches, check out Super Metroid in 35:58 by Sniq.


Every second encode link leads to a version where all graphics have been fixed.
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