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This page aims to keep track of movies with audio or subtitle commentaries. Hopefully as more and more movies get them the need for this page will be obsoleted.

Total movies: 97


[Tier: Moons]Arcade Osman in 07:56.25 by xy2_.
Final Burn Alpha movie (.fbm) (date: 2016-03-05)
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Rating: 7.4 (4 votes)
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform

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Osman is a arcade game in the spirit of Strider. It's a very obscure and underrated arcade game, which didn't see much of the light of day, thanks to various issues with the hardware... and the fact that the game is unforgivingly hard. The game never once lets you breathe, and in unassisted play, there are a lot of things to manage at the same time. This, along with the 3 health you start out with, can make clearing with just a single credit a nightmare.

The game mostly revolves along Osman and his power: he has the power to make clones of himself when he attacks that stay for a varying amount of time and reproduce the attack he just did.


All 3 encodes have the author's commentary available in the form of subtitles.

[Tier: Moons]Arcade Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (World) in 12:14.85 by DarkKobold.
Final Burn Alpha movie (.fbm) (date: 2010-08-14)
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Submission #2795 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.4 (25 votes)
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- 4 Players
- Forgoes time-saving death
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is an arcade game based on the TMNT cartoon released in December of 1987. Konami released this mega-hit in 1989, as one of the first arcade games to offer 4-player beat-'em-up action.

In this run, DarkKobold uses all 4 ninja turtles to freak the foot soldiers, mangle the mousers, total the Technodrome, and kick Krang and The Shredder back to Dimension-X in a little over 12 minutes.


Sonikkustar has provided commentary on the movie.

[Tier: Moons]DOS Jazz Jackrabbit (any v1.2) "extra episodes" in 14:35.87 by Ilari, Mothrayas & slamo.
JPC-RR movie (.jrsr) (date: 2014-07-19)
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Submission #4361 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.7 (7 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter
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 all the extra episodes (A-C). There is also a run of the original game available.


Commentary subtitles and WebM encodes are available on the archive.org page for this run.

[Tier: Moons]DOS Jazz Jackrabbit (any v1.0) in 26:41.92 by Ilari, Mothrayas & slamo.
JPC-RR movie (.jrsr) (date: 2014-07-19)
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Submission #4360 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.6 (8 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter
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 all the standard levels of the full game, which consists of six episodes. We also have a run of the three bonus episodes by the same authors.

You can also watch runs from one of the authors, Ilari, that completed the two Christmas episodes of this game.


Commentary subtitles and WebM encodes are available on the archive.org page for this run.

[Tier: Moons]DS Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days (USA) in 2:33:37.01 by arandomgameTASer.
DeSmuME movie (.dsm) (date: 2015-09-01)
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Submission #4795 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.5 (7 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: RPG
Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days is the first 3D handheld Kingdom Hearts game, released in North America in 2009. It follows Roxas during his time working for Organization XIII.

In this run, arandomgameTASer runs through the game's missions very quickly, utilizing extensive route planning and tricks throughout.


Downloadable encodes have the author's commentary as soft subtitles. The YouTube encode removes the credits and its associated ending theme for copyright reasons.

[Tier: Moons]DS Kingdom Hearts Re:coded (USA v1.0) in 1:41:02.94 by arandomgameTASer.
DeSmuME movie (.dsm) (date: 2014-10-08)
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Submission #4397 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.7 (8 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: RPG
Kingdom Hearts Re:coded is a remake of the mobile game Kingdom Hearts coded, released in North America in 2011. It is notable for combining many elements from previous handheld games in the Kingdom Hearts series, in particular 358/2 Days and Birth by Sleep.

In this run, watch as arandomgameTASer dodges, lunges, and yells his way through the game's various Disney inspired levels, abusing a surprising number of bugs and tricks along the way. Let's hope Sora finds a good masseuse.


All encodes of this run come with the author's lengthy commentary. The YouTube encode removes the credits and its associated ending theme for copyright reasons.

[Tier: Moons]DS Pokémon: Pearl Version (USA) in 53:01.39 by MKDasher.
DeSmuME movie (.dsm) (date: 2015-07-14)
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Submission #4755 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.9 (10 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Final boss skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Award - DS TAS of 2015
Pokémon: Pearl Version is part of the 4th generation of Pokémon games, after Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald. For the first time in the main series, it features 3D graphics and online play over the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. In addition, there are 107 new Pokémon to catch.

In this run, MKDasher beats the game fast using luck manipulation and a major glitch that loads the overworld map incorrectly, allowing him to venture outside the level boundaries. For more information, see the author's comments.


There is also an alternate YouTube stream featuring commentary by the author.

[Tier: Moons]GBA Alien Hominid (Europe) in 15:12.85 by FatRatKnight.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2013-02-20)
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Submission #3867 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.2 (7 votes)
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Shooter
Alien Hominid is a 2D side-scrolling shooter with heavy references to the Metal Slug series of games - from the hand-drawn graphics, huge explosions, right down to the ability to eviscerate FBI Agents when you get up close to them. The graphics are by featured artist Dan Paladin. Your goal, is quite simply, to get to the end of the stage, and die as little as possible. Which is made difficult due to the fact that any bullet is an instant kill.

You control some sort of yellow alien with a gun. For whatever reason, he also has very Earth-like grenades with Earth-like explosions. He collides with some sort of satellite around Earth and crash-lands right in front of the FBI, who then runs off with his spacecraft and somehow forgets that bright yellow alien thing in clear sight. If you're looking for story, this isn't the game, as it just gives an excuse why you're doing these things.

This TAS improves the one provided by the winner team at Dream Team Contest 3 by 41.03 seconds.


This movie has a lua script that contains the Author's chatty commentary, and the encode of it can be seen on YouTube here.

[Tier: Moons]GBA Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (USA/Europe) in 56:17.96 by DaJaWi.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2015-02-05)
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Submission #4564 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.4 (4 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Adventure
As one of the many video game adaptations of the Harry Potter series, this adventure game for the GBA sticks fairly closely to the plot of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone as Harry attends his first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Despite the large number of adaptations out there, at the start of 2015 this is only the first Harry Potter game to receive a movie on TASVideos.

This game has gameplay and mechanics that differ from the Harry Potter games on any other console, and was notorious for its infuriating pit and platform puzzles, but in this movie it is hard to tell what all the fuss was about. With precise spell usage, a little enemy manipulation, and the aid of some prefects who clearly need an eye-test, the game is completed in a little under an hour.


Downloadable encodes have the author's commentary as soft subtitles.

[Tier: Vault]GBA Shining Soul II (USA) in 1:12:02.43 by DarkKobold.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2010-09-20)
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Submission #2833 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.5 (9 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Shining Soul II is the last 'Shining' title to reach American shores, and the author's 5th 'Shining' TAS on the site. Unlike some previous games in the series, this game and its prequel play more like traditional Action-RPGs. This game, like its prequel, allows the player to pick a character type. In this run, the character chosen was a ninja, for his ability to use speed magic.

The author uses a glitch to dupe power wines and bombs, the former massively increasing his attack strength, and the latter making the run look more like Bomberman than a 'Shining' game!

This run is 17:58.75 faster than his previous Shining Soul II publication due to some very impressive manipulation to slaughter bosses in mere seconds. It is recommended that you read the authors comments for more information about the run and the game.


There is also a humorous commentary by the author and a couple of guests.

[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]GBA The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (JPN) in 1:40:02.18 by Tompa & quo.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2016-10-02)
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Submission #5225 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.1 (4 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
The Minish Cap is an addition to The Legend of Zelda series that sees our hero fight Ganondorf Vaati, retrieve and power up the Master Sword Picori Sword to once again save the land of Hyrule and rescue Princess Zelda.

This run by Tompa and quo improves upon the previous run by over 8 minutes thanks to much better optimization, new glitches, and a switch to the Japanese version of the game.


There is also an alternate YouTube stream featuring audio commentary by the authors.

[Tier: Moons]GBC Shantae (USA) in 1:05:26.0 by arandomgameTASer.
lsnes movie (.lsmv) (date: 2014-09-11)
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Submission #4426 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.5 (7 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Shantae is an obscure Game Boy Color game released over a year after the Game Boy Advance came out. Because of this, it was released in extremely small quantities. It is notable for its impressive animation and scope.

In this run, watch as arandomgameTASer abuses booty dancing and many programming oversights to beat this game in a little over an hour.


You can read the author's commentary in the YouTube stream.

[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]GBC Shantae (USA) "100%" in 1:19:15.18 by arandomgameTASer.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2016-11-12)
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Submission #5248 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.4 (5 votes)
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- 100% completion
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Shantae is an obscure Game Boy Color game released over a year after the Game Boy Advance came out. Because of this, it was released in extremely small quantities. It is notable for its impressive animation and scope.

In this run, arandomgameTASer goes for 100% completion, which includes getting all upgrades, all magic dances and at least one of each usable item. The run also collects the Tinkerbat form which is only accessible if the game is played on a Game Boy Advance.

Additionally, this run is over 20 minutes faster then the previous run, thanks to a plethora of new glitches, tricks, and route optimizations. More information is provided in the author's comments

We also have a run that just completes the game as quickly as possible.


Downloadable encodes have the author's commentary as soft subtitles.

[Tier: Moons]GB Last Action Hero (USA/Europe) in 11:31.26 by TehBerral.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2014-09-16)
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Rating: 6.3 (4 votes)
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- Genre: Platform

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Last Action Hero is a platform game based on the film of the same name. Action hero Jack Slater must make his way through each stage while collecting movie tickets and beating up any bad guys who stand in his way.

The game includes two driving stages in which tickets are found floating above the road and by ramming enemy cars. A speed booster can also be picked up to allow Jack to finish the stage faster.

In this run, TehBerral utilizes Jack's powerful roundhouse kick as well as some luck manipulation to beat the game in eleven and a half minutes.


The primary downloadable (HQ) encode has the author's commentary as soft subtitles.

[Tier: Moons]GB Pokémon: Blue and Red Version (USA/Europe) "Coop Diploma" in 3:48:04.1 by MrWint.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2016-05-06)
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Submission #5034 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.9 (11.5 votes)
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- 100% completion
- Multiple games in one movie
- 2 Players
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Award - Gameboy TAS of 2016
Pokémon: Blue and Red Version are part of the first generation of the Pokémon franchise. They were developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo in North America in 1998. They feature a 10-year old boy who ventures around the Kanto region and aim to become the Pokémon champion. During his journey, he encounters various monsters, which he can catch to use for battles, or just to fill up his Pokédex.

In this run, MrWint fills the Pokédex without resorting to any glitches and obtains the diploma in both games in less than four hours. Note that Mew isn't caught here; this is because it can only be obtained through either an event or glitches.


The official encodes feature commentary by the author as soft subtitles. In addition, the downloadable encodes feature additional audio tracks: The first (default) track features audio from both games, while the second and third tracks feature audio from Blue and Red, respectively.

There's also an alternate encode provided by the author which features a detailed overlay.


[Tier: Moons]GC Luigi's Mansion (JPN) in 54:21.7 by Malleoz.
Dolphin movie (.dtm) (date: 2016-03-01)
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Submission #4960 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.6 (5.5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Second quest/Post game-completion
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
Luigi wins a mansion in a contest and his brother, Mario, goes missing there. It is your goal to search the haunted mansion to figure out where he is. Your weapons to protect you are a flashlight and the Poltergust 3000, a ghost vacuum. Capturing ghosts and collecting keys helps you progress in your quest to find Mario.

The author, Malleoz, forgoes out-of-bounds glitches that are present in this movie and plays through the game in a regular way in record time.

The author also provides an alternate encode with commentary which can be viewed here.


This run plays the Hidden Mansion, a mode unlocked after beating the game once that increases the power of the Poltergust and allows skipping some cutscenes, to make the run more entertaining. We do not normally accept runs that start from dirty SRAM; see the rules for more details.

[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]GC Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (JPN) in 2:22:25.58 by Malleoz.
Dolphin movie (.dtm) (date: 2016-09-08)
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Submission #5119 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.4 (4 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Award - Modern 3D TAS of 2016

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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 to save her and open the Thousand-Year Door to collect the treasure.

Malleoz improved his previous TAS by 1:02:37.16 with several new skips, including the long sought-after Palace Skip. We suggest reading the author's comments for more information.


The YouTube encode includes commentary as soft subtitles.

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


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]GC Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (JPN) in 4:15:48.23 by Malleoz.
Dolphin movie (.dtm) (date: 2015-02-15)
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Submission #4532 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.9 (6 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG

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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 to save her and open the Thousand-Year Door to collect the treasure.

In this run, Malleoz improves the previous movie by 36 minutes and 42.483 seconds with new glitches, notably Ultra Hammer Early, and various route changes. For more details, we recommend reading the author's comments.


The author's commentary is available as soft subtitles in all encodes.


[Tier: Moons]GC Resident Evil 4 (JPN) in 1:35:29.67 by SoulCal Umbreon.
Dolphin movie (.dtm) (date: 2013-07-03)
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Rating: 8.6 (18.5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
Resident Evil 4 features a completely new story and an innovative "over-the-shoulder" third person perspective that replaces the fixed camera system of the previous three Resident Evil games.

Special agent Leon Kennedy is on a mission to rescue Ashley Graham, the daughter of the U.S. President, from a sinister cult in a remote rural part of Europe. Leon must fight hordes of violent villagers and mutated monsters on his way to save her.

This run was done on the Japanese version, Biohazard 4, and finishes with an in-game time of 1:35:14.


All encodes include commentary from the author in the form of subtitles.

[Tier: Stars]Genesis Gunstar Heroes (USA) in 35:28.92 by arkiandruski.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2007-08-18)
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Submission #1645 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.8 (38 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- 2 Players
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter

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Gunstar Heroes (1993) is widely considered to be one of the best action games on the Sega Genesis, but, ironically, was commercially unsuccessful due to poor promotion. It features a variety of melee attacks, as well as 4 basic weapons which can be combined in pairs (making a total of 14 combinations) — all densely packed in a swift and explosion-heavy gameplay spanning over seven uniquely designed stages. The author takes special care to showcase all the moves the game is capable of, using every possible attack and having lots of fun playing around in autoscrolling sections.

This movie is 3 minutes longer than the previous one due to playing on hardest difficulty and using both Gunstars at the same time. See the author's comments for more details.

The encodes for this movie are also slightly larger than usual — this is due to an amount of colors and on-screen motion even the best codecs have problems coping with.


arkiandruski has provided an audio commentary for this movie, available here. He watches his run's encode and speaks along, play back your own copy as you listen to him.

[Tier: Moons]Genesis Langrisser 2 (JPN) "all levels" in 1:56:46.59 by ars4326.
Bizhawk movie (.bkm) (date: 2014-11-27)
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Submission #4472 — Author's comments
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Rating: 5.5 (4 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
- Genre: Strategy
Langrisser 2 (ラングリッサー2) is the acclaimed sequel to Warsong, never finding its way to an official release in English.

You are placed into the role of Elwin (descendent of Garrett/Redin), a wandering Swordsman who stops to rest from his journey at a small, obscure village. He soon finds himself, however, in a sudden conflict between an elite detachment of the Rayguard Empire and a peculiar young woman whom they are attempting to abduct. In desperation, her childhood friend Hein rushes toward Elwin and urgently pleads him to help fight off and thwart the Empire's plans. So much for rest...

Who is this young woman? Why is a major military power intent on capturing her? And what's this have to do with a legendary holy blade?

In ars4326's run, cunning strategy combines with heavy luck manipulation to produce a speedrun that completes all of the game's accessible stages (27 normal and 3 'hidden') in just under 2 hours. Virtually no level-grinding is found in this action-packed playthrough as Elwin & Co. seek to stop an Emperor's plans of uniting the continent with the power of an ancient demon sword!


The movie file and the primary downloadable (HQ) encode have the author's commentary as subtitles.

[Tier: Vault]Genesis Phantasy Star IV (USA) in 1:28:43.4 by janus.
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In this final installment of the famous Phantasy Star saga, our protagonist, while out on a routine assignment, uncovers evidence pointing to a sinister threat to the entire solar system. One thing leads to another and he and the rest of his party eventually find themselves fighting the root of all evil. Such a quest would normally take at least ten hours, but with copious amounts of luck manipulation, it can be reduced to just under an hour and a half.

This is an improvement of 7 minutes and 15 seconds over the previously published run. A large part of this improvement is due to a new strategy involving a rollover glitch which boosts Chaz's strength. This glitch requires Chaz to have a low level, so Janus gets Chaz killed in many battles to avoid leveling him up.


As a bonus, FreshFeeling has provided an audio commentary which explains many of the strategies and provides some interesting trivia.

[Tier: Moons]Genesis Quackshot: Starring Donald Duck (USA v1.1) in 19:21.63 by Dooty.
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- Genre: Platform
Quackshot is an Indiana-Jones-inspired game that finds Donald Duck liberally belly-sliding and plunger-shooting his way to an ancient treasure. It is one of the few non-Capcom Disney games.


There is also an alternate YouTube stream featuring commentary by the author.

[Tier: Moons]Genesis Warsong (USA) in 2:33:17.38 by ars4326.
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In this traditional strategy RPG, every stage normally has to be approached carefully and with a full stock of troops. All of that was cast aside in ars4326's run, where extreme luck manipulation became the driving force in obtaining victory after unlikely victory. Garett's team operated as a virtual skeleton crew as only the bare minimum of resources were deployed in his struggle against the Dalsis Empire and a foreboding, ancient evil.


Downloadable encodes have the author's commentary as soft subtitles.

[Tier: Vault]GG Tails' Sky Patrol (JPN) in 06:53.37 by Kumquat.
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- Genre: Shooter
Wendy Witchcart is an old human witch who rides around in a specialized rail cart on an island that she claims as her own, and is the main villain who turns the islanders into crystals. Miles "Tails" Prower, better known as Sonic the Hedgehog's sidekick, is afraid of seeing a world filled with the witch's rails and decides to stop her on his own.

While Sonic collects rings to protect himself, Tails carries a special ring that he can throw like a boomerang or grab things with. Since collected crystals cost time on the score tally screen, the author simply ignores them all.


There is an alternate YouTube stream featuring commentary by the author via annotations.

[Tier: Moons]N64 Banjo-Kazooie (USA v1.0) "100%" in 2:24:32.63 by Sami.
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Banjo-Kazooie stars the bear-bird team of Banjo and Kazooie, who are searching for Jiggies, or Jigsaw puzzle pieces, to unlock doors and save Banjo's sister from a rhyming witch. Even though Banjo's name is first, Kazooie ends up doing most of the heavy lifting as new skills are developed.

In this run, Sami O. collects all 100 Jiggies hidden throughout the game and finishes it with an in-game time of 2:00:28.


Honey and Birdies and Bears, oh my! Comicalflop has provided an interesting commentary on the run. It might help explain some of the tricks and make the movie more enjoyable to watch.

There is also a 640x480 high-quality encode available (1696MB)


[Tier: Moons]N64 Paper Mario (JPN) in 1:30:40.15 by Malleoz.
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Paper Mario, first released in Japan in August of 2000, is a role-playing game for the Nintendo 64. Bowser has kidnapped Princess Peach and stolen the Star Rod, which allows him to grant himself any wish. To counteract the power of the Star Rod, Mario must locate the seven Star Spirits, who can combine their power to stop Bowser's evil plans.

Numerous tricks and glitches allow a tool-assisted speedrun to skip large portions of the game and beat it impressively quickly. See the author's comments for more on this.

For more tool-assisted Paper Mario action, check out the run of The Thousand-Year Door by the same author.


Downloadable encodes include the author's commentary as soft subtitles and also an additional audio commentary with the encodes. There is also a live commentary by the author and iateyourpie. A second YouTube stream is available with an informative overlay.


[Tier: Moons]N64 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (USA v1.0) "All Dungeons, Temples, & Ganon Trials" in 2:51:19.1 by Bloobiebla.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
Award - N64 TAS of 2008Award - TAS of 2008

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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.

[Tier: Moons]N64 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (USA v1.0) in 2:33:24.72 by GuanoBowl.
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In the revolutionary 3D debut for the Legend of Zelda series, Link must travel around the colourful 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 using a minimal number of inventory and quest items. Even the most experienced OoT players are sure to find surprise in what is skippable in this game.

NOTE: There is a short delay in the game every time the pause menu is entered. The delay is a known bug in the emulation and can't be avoided.


JXQ has provided some interesting commentary on the movie, which might make it more entertaining. This movie is the "granddaddy" of all commentaries.

[Tier: Moons]N64 Turok 3: Shadow of Oblivion (USA) in 41:45.55 by nfq.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Shooter
It's Turok 3! Not very many dinosaurs in this game though, mostly just weird mutants and monsters. nfq blows through the game with multiple sequence breaks and kills several bosses very swiftly.
The author has made a series of youtube encodes with annotated commentary available in the submission comments.

[Tier: Vault]NES Atlantis no Nazo (JPN) in 02:23.11 by Sonikkustar.
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Atlantis no Nazo (アトランチスの謎) is a game where an explorer is trying to save his friend and must find his way through a maze of rooms. In this case, levels.

This is an improvement of a couple centiseconds over the previous run, by optimizing the pause trick introduced in the latter.


Author commentaries are available through the run in the form of subtitles. They can be enabled or disabled in the YouTube and Dailymotion streams.

[Tier: Moons]NES Bubble Bobble (USA) "best ending" in 24:37.7 by Tompa, adelikat, Bablo, Baxter, CtrlAltDestroy, & Cardboard.
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- Genre: Platform
In Bubble Bobble, two magical, bubble-blowing dinosaurs (Bub and Bob) fight through an evil, deep forest in order to rescue their kidnapped dinosaur friends.

This movie features one... no, wait, six players controlling two characters simultaneously while smashing the previous time by 2 minutes and 41 seconds. However, this publication chooses to use warps.


Authors adelikat, Tompa, and Cardboard recorded some live commentary as well. Bubble Bobble is definitely better with swearing.

[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]NES Crystalis (USA) in 40:40.43 by TheAxeMan.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2012-03-20)
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- Uses a game restart sequence
- Genre: Action
- Genre: RPG
Crystalis is an awesome action rpg by SNK. What little plot there is involves the world ending on October 1, 1997. Naturally, after that the world became full of mutants and monsters. Technology regresses and people can use magic. There is an evil empire trying to revive the ancient technology, specifically the obligatory tower floating in the sky. The hero pops out of some sort of stasis chamber and proceeds to topple the empire and take down the tower with the help of some wise men and a friendly dolphin. There's a heroine named Mesia, but she only shows up a few times, most of which are skipped in this run.

This beats the previous run by almost 12 minutes. As with that run, the second-controller cheats are off-limits (the fm2 only has data for controller 1). Other than that, no holds are barred. Many new glitches are used. For a complete list, see the game resources page. Movement is faster by abusing the no-subpixel engine. Much effort went into lag reduction, especially in certain areas. However, the vast majority of the time savings is due to better experience management.


We recommend watching the movie on an emulator and using the author's LUA script. There's quite a bit of useful information.

[Tier: Moons]NES Double Dragon II: The Revenge (USA) "2 players" in 08:40.13 by adelikat.
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Double Dragon 2 (1989) is a beat'em-up game that shows the true value of teamwork. Despite sibling rivalry, Billy and Jimmy help expedite their common goal with well-timed knees to each other's faces.

This new version by adelikat is 14 seconds faster than his previous effort. Most of the improvement came from a new shortcut in level 6.

If you're more a fan of runs where one macho man defeats an entire gang alone, there is also a one-player run available.

The author has used a built in subtitle feature of FCEUX to include some commentary on the movie. An AVI that includes these subtitles has been added.


The downloadable FCEUX movie includes commentary from the author.

[Tier: Moons]NES Dragon Warrior III (USA) "item glitch" in 41:09.52 by vaxherd.
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- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
The last in the original Dragon Warrior storyline, this one follows "the Hero", who is tasked with saving the world from the archfiend Baramos. After cobbling together a group of people to take with him, the Hero must travel the world to find a way to Baramos's lair.

Or at least, that was what was supposed to happen. Thanks to a glitch involving a party of dead characters, vaxherd manages to manipulate his inventory and warp list to not only have extremely rare pieces of equipment from nothing, but also warps directly to where Baramos is located in a fraction of the time it would take normally.

In addition to this, vaxherd also uses a glitch involving resets and character names to manipulate the RNG and encounter formula at certain points, thereby beating the previous run by over seven minutes.


The encodes feature commentary by the author as soft subtitles.

[Tier: Stars]NES Excitebike (JPN/USA) in 05:29.44 by Lord Tom.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Racing
This movie plays Excitebike really fast with an improvement of over a second compared to the previous movie by JXQ.

Times for each track are:

  • 0 = 36.19 (0.35 improved)
  • 1 = 37.84 (0.40 -"-)
  • 2 = 38.67 (0.19 -"-)
  • 3 = 41.96 (0.02 -"-)
  • 4 = 41.00 (0.02 -"-)
  • 5 = 31.34 (0.40 -"-)
Cumulative in-game savings: 1.38s

Main improvements come from taking ramps faster and a unique trick in which the author goes slower to get a better time. Look for further info in the author's comments.


[Tier: Moons]NES Final Fantasy (USA) in 1:09:57.7 by TheAxeMan.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
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The original Final Fantasy follows four heroes who are trying to restore the four orbs which have been contaminated and ultimately defeat Chaos.

Unfortunately only one of the warriors is actually a hero; the rest are sissies who die early on during the quests. Strange as this may sound, much time is saved by doing so since fewer commands need to be entered every time the player runs from a random encounter.

On TASVideos, perfect runs are continually improved, often through very unexpected changes. This run by TheAxeMan improves the old TAS by 9.11 seconds by getting lower stats and spending more time at inns and item shops.

For those who think they have a better sense of humor than the author, he has provided Python scripts which allow you to recreate the entire run with your own choices for character names substituted for his. Available as a Windows standalone program or as source.


The downloadable videos and the YouTube stream contain soft subtitles with commentary from TheAxeMan.

[Tier: Vault]NES Final Fantasy III (JPN) in 39:37.27 by pirohiko.
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Final Fantasy III for NES was released only in Japan.

In this movie, the author enlists the help of Missingno utilizes some creative glitches to breeze through the game. Reading the author's comments and our game resources page before watching it is highly recommended.


[Tier: Moons]NES Gauntlet (USA) in 11:38.92 by FatRatKnight.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
Gauntlet is a Dungeons & Dragons simulator of sorts. You choose a class of Warrior, Valkyrie, Wizard or Elf to navigate the Gauntlet, collect treasure, slay wicked monsters, and save your beloved peasant hometown.

Walkthroughs for this game estimate a completion time of several hours when playing normally. Here, we see the game completed in only 12 minutes! Usually clues have to be collected to discover the password to the last dungeon, but this is selected at the game's beginning, so the clues are unnecessary in a TAS. There is also some collision detection abuse and lots of luck manipulation.

This version takes a better path, manipulates fights more, and abuses luck to get the password with shortest input time.


Downloadable encodes include the author's commentary as soft subtitles.

[Tier: Moons]NES James Bond Jr. (USA) in 18:29.84 by feos.
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- Uses a level password
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter
James Bond Jr. is a 1991 video game developed by Eurocom. The world’s greatest scientists have mysteriously disappeared! Intelligence reports indicate that James Bond Junior's old enemy, SCUM Lord, has imprisoned them on his island fortress in the Caribbean. Without hesitation, Junior heads out on four dangerous missions to save the scientists and thwart SCUM Lord’s plans!

Here, our brave hero ignores normal elevators, uses all available items and manages their amounts very precisely, and generally abuses his lifebar.

We also have a run of the SNES version.


This movie features the new .FM3 format, intended to be watched in TASEditor, where detailed comments on the run are visible. You can play around with branches included in the movie as well. See the author's explanation on how to use this feature.


[Tier: Moons]NES Kaizo Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG1) in 14:42.71 by Lord Tom.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Kaizo Mario Bros. 3 is a ROM hack created by the late Obitus1 designed to challenge the most skilled Super Mario Bros. 3 players, just like the Kaizo Mario World games are designed to challenge the most skilled SMW players (we have a published run of the third iteration right here).

Naturally, Lord Tom forgoes most of the challenges proposed in this hack and showcases some interesting strategies for beating the 22 levels in record time.


The official encodes feature commentary by the author as soft subtitles.

[Tier: Moons]NES Kamen no Ninja: Akakage (JPN) in 08:04.77 by mtvf1.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2014-01-10)
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Kamen no Ninja: Akakage, or "Masked Ninja: Akakage", is a Famicom-exclusive video game based on the 1987 anime series of the same name (which itself is a remake of the 1967 Akakage tokusatsu). While the game mainly features the Red Shadow, Akakage, you can also freely switch to Aokage (a young boy) and Shirokage (an old man).

This run by mtvf1 mostly uses Akakage for his superior arsenal of weapons, but switches to Aokage at a few points when the young ninja can move faster.


There is some commentary by the author in the emulator movie file and in the primary (HQ) encode.

[Tier: Vault]NES Lagrange Point (JPN) in 1:03:25.1 by neo_omegon.
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
'Lagrange Point' (ラグランジュポイント), is a very late (as in, released in 1991) Japanese-only RPG produced for the NES. This game is notable because Konami teamed up with readers of Family Computer Magazine (ファミリーコンピュータマガジン) to form a group, called 芸夢工房 (geimukoubou, art dream workshop), in order to make this game. The readers were permitted to design the characters, monsters, events, message-texts, music, the title-screen, and such. With enhanced sound for the NES due to Konami's VRC7 sound generator Integrated Circuit, the game is considered a masterpiece to many Japanese people.

The story is about a pilot, Jin (also known as Gin), who is exploring a biohazard outbreak at a space colony, linked to the disappearance of Dr. Stolte. He arrives, only for the spaceship to be attacked. The effect of the outbreak soon becomes clear.

More information on the game can be found on the Japanese Wikipedia (machine translation).


This run of a Japanese-only RPG with an unofficial translation by Aeon Genesis (the run won't sync in it) features commentary in the form of Advanced SubStation Alpha soft subtitles created by FractalFusion and the author, neo_omegon. If you use MPlayer to view the MKV, add the -ass option to the commandline to view the subtitles with their proper layout.

[Tier: Vault]NES Magician (USA) in 12:12.18 by FatRatKnight.
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- Best ending
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG

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Magician is an adventure game featuring a hero simply named 'Paul'. Paul is a mage with a bottomless stomach, constantly a scratch away from starvation and death.

FatRatKnight gets around his insane hunger pains and cruises his way to the best ending possible with only one playthrough of the game primarily thanks to the UNKNOWN spell. Normally this has a high chance of killing Paul in some of the most gruesome or comical ways possible, but instead it is manipulated to heal him.

Reading the author's comments is recommended.


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[Tier: Vault]NES Magician (USA) "best ending" in 11:33.84 by FatRatKnight.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Meet Paul -- A guy who starves to death five minutes after a grand meal. He also feels experienced from doing trivial things like entering a store or delivering mail.

While many heroes would depend on hours of fighting for experience, Paul instead gets his experience from those trivial things in order to defeat Abadon in a timely manner. Best ending requires all such trivial tasks done, ensuring you see Paul gaining experience from delivering a letter or talking to a tree.

Along the way, there are vicious enemies who beat up Paul. Being in a hurry, Paul doesn't stop for them, preferring to use the UNKNOWN spell to patch himself up. Normally this has a high chance of killing Paul in some of the most gruesome or comical ways possible, but instead it is manipulated to heal him.

This beats the authors previous run by a little over 38 seconds, primarily due to a new route.

Reading the author's comments is recommended.


This movie features commentary by the author, which has been added to the encode in the form of soft subtitles. If watching embedded stream via Archive.org, you can press the nearly invisible commentary button on the top right corner to see the commentary.

[Tier: Moons]NES Metroid (USA PRG0) "low%" in 11:08.78 by Lord Tom.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
Metroid completed using just one item: the morphing ball.

Uses a game restart sequence (Up+A on second controller) to save time in backtracking.

This is an improvement of 36.7 seconds over the previously published run, thanks to a new route and general optimization.


This movie features commentary by the author, which has been added to the encode in the form of soft subtitles. They can be seen when watching the embedded stream via Archive.org.

[Tier: Vault]NES Might and Magic (USA) in 08:07.72 by Dammit.
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- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: RPG
Might and Magic, released in 1986, was the first installment in the series that would later evolve into a whole fictional universe, encompassing both the actual M&M games and a multitude of subseries and spin-offs made in their own genres, including King's Bounty, Heroes of Might & Magic, and others.

Normally, this game is rather long. This movie by Dammit skips most of it by using a glitch that allows the player to get all the important items in a matter of a few minutes.


We strongly recommend reading the author's comments for further details and explanations. The primary downloadable (HQ) encode has the author's commentary as subtitles.

[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Ninja Gaiden (USA) in 10:50.36 by Scumtron, MESHUGGAH, feos, xipo & Marx.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Ninja Gaiden involves an ultra superior ninja, capable of defying the laws of physics by climbing through walls, making dogs explode with his sword, and all while beating bad guys in record time.

After a whole decade, this collaborative run improves the previous movie by 75 frames.


Scumtron's commentary are available in all encodes as soft subtitles, as well as in the .fm2 movie file, which also includes TAS notes.

[Tier: Vault]NES Nobunaga's Ambition (USA) in 12:06.37 by CogneatoSwitch.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
- Genre: Strategy
Nobunaga's Ambition (信長の野望) is a turn-based strategy role-playing simulation video game. One of the first games in its genre, it was first released in March 1983 by the Japanese video game developer Koei.

Here CogneatoSwitch strategizes and luck manipulates around many obstacles, beating an hours long game in 12 minutes.


Downloadable encodes have the author's commentary as soft subtitles.

[Tier: Vault]NES Rad Racer (USA) in 20:32.89 by FatRatKnight.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Racing
Rad is a slang term, short for radical. This movie shows what radical sports is when applied to car driving on NES.

Curiously, the game Rad Racer was made by Square, which is probably best known for its Final Fantasy game series. Quite a different game, this here...

If you decide to play this game, we recommend the Power Glove. It's so bad.


Downloadable encodes have the author's commentary as soft subtitles.

[Tier: Vault]NES Shadowgate (USA) in 07:41.99 by Randil.
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- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Storybook

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Shadowgate is a storybook game in which you wake up in front of a big castle and must make your way through it solving a variety of puzzles.

This run created by Randil is 41.84 seconds faster than the previous run of the game. For more details about the improvements done in this run, you can read the author's comments.


Author commentaries are available through the run in the form of subtitles. They can be enabled or disabled in the YouTube stream.

[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]NES Solar Jetman: Hunt for the Golden Warpship (USA) in 16:16.64 by FatRatKnight.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Genre: Shooter
Solar Jetman is a space adventure game where the main excitement comes from the physics of the game. In the game, you explore planets with a small module you fly around, towing fuel tanks and other artifacts back to the mother ship, often from planets with a ridiculous level of gravity and narrow hazardous caverns. Anyone who has played this game surely knows how difficult it can be, while being entertaining for hours after hours.

No passwords were used in this movie, although a few warps were used to skip stages.

This movie features many changes compared to the previous author's movie, leading to an improvement of about 7 minutes. There's a new warp in the very beginning. A different module is purchased, which lets the player tow wormholes closer to the fuel items you have to collect and allows for some new physics abuse. Some different items are used, such as anti-gravity items. For more details, see the submission comments.


There is some commentary by the author in the emulator movie file and in the primary (HQ) encode.

[Tier: Stars][Console-verified]NES Super Mario Bros. 2 (USA PRG0) "warpless" in 18:29.26 by Aglar & Andrewg.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Award - NES TAS of 2011
Warpless Super Mario Bros. 2 has been improved by 1:08.73 over the previous submission thanks to some astonishing new glitches.

For more information about some of the tricks used in this movie, check the Super Mario Bros. 2 tricks page.

You can also watch this movie played on an actual NES.


Andrewg's vocal commentary during the run's video can be watched on YouTube.

[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers][Console-verified]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG1) "arbitrary code execution" in 08:16.23 by Lord Tom.
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- Playaround
- Demonstration
- Uses warps
- Executes arbitrary code
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Award - Funny TAS of 2016Award - Glitchy TAS of 2016Award - NES TAS of 2016
Super Mario Bros 3 is a very famous and popular game for the NES. There are normally two main ways to beat it: the quick way using warp whistles to skip worlds, and the longer way which goes through all the worlds.

Lord Tom goes the same route as the game end glitch run. However, he achieves total control of the game, pushing the run to a whole new level. He gives himself new powers, like the speed booster and the suit-swap, to name a few. Read the author's comments for more details.

This run was shown at Awesome Games Done Quick 2016 during the TAS block:


Note: The official encodes for this run include commentary from the author. The second YouTube stream also features input display.

[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG0) "100%" in 1:04:36.9 by Lord Tom & Tompa.
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- 100% completion
- Forgoes warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Platform
Technically an improvement of one of the oldest runs on the site, this TAS aims to complete all levels and overworld enemy battles as fast as possible.

The run features tricks and strategies not seen in the current warpless run, and is worth checking out even if you're already familiar with that run.


Downloadable encodes include the author's commentary as soft subtitles.

[Tier: Moons]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG0) "warpless" in 46:20.3 by Lord Tom & Tompa.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes warps
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Genre: Platform
Super Mario Bros 3 completed fast ― without using the magic whistles.

Although this movie doesn't use the magic whistles, it does skip stages, and actually skips them quite a lot, with the aid of various items such as the hammers.

This is an improvement of about 44.5 seconds over the previous movie.


All encodes of this run come with the author's lengthy commentary. Author's vocal commentary during the run's video can be watched on Twitch.

[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG0) "game end glitch" in 02:54.98 by Lord Tom & Tompa.
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- Major skip glitch
- Final boss skip glitch
- Executes arbitrary code
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Genre: Platform
Award - NES TAS of 2014
Super Mario Bros 3 is a very famous game for the NES. There are normally two main ways to beat it: the quick way using warp whistles to skip worlds, and the longer way which goes through all the worlds. However, thanks to some esoteric memory corruption involving glitched pipe travel, it's possible to jump right into the princess's room in under three minutes! Bowser is never seen in this run at all.

This run gets to World 7-1 as quickly as possible to perform the glitch, and some unusual moves are done with enemy spawns and positions to get the glitch to work. See the authors' comments for some more details.


There are also author subtitles provided with the emulator movie file and primary encode to explain some of the key differences in this run.

Watch this run on a real NES. And here is how human beings perform the same glitch in real time.


[Tier: Moons]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG0) "warpless" in 47:04.7 by adelikat, andymac, Lord Tom, Tompa.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes warps
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Genre: Platform

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Super Mario Bros 3 completed fast ― without using the magic whistles.

Although this movie doesn't use the magic whistles, it does skip stages, and actually skips them quite a lot, with the aid of various items such as the hammers.

This is an improvement of about 24.2 seconds over the previous movie.


The YouTube stream for that movie has authors' commentary as subtitles.

[Tier: Vault]NES The Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle (USA) "Special Levels" in 04:15.38 by Brandon Evans.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses a level password
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Puzzle
The Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle is a frustrating action puzzler. In it, you take control of Bugs as he collects carrots while avoiding enemies such as Sylvester the Cat, Daffy Duck, Yosemite Sam, and Wile E. Coyote.

This game features 4 "Special Levels" which can be accessed either by the "No Carrot Signs" found in several levels or by a password. In this run, the author, Brandon, completes these difficult levels with absolutely no help from the boxing gloves and potions featured in the main game. All he has to work with is precise movement and luck manipulation, and although this, coupled with the numerous enemies, make these levels far less trivial than the main ones, the completion time is still relatively small. Much of the length of this movie is a result of the unavoidable and abnormally long tube scenes in S4 and S1. For more details, as always, please see the author's notes, and also make sure to watch the captions provided in the encodes.

The author has also created a run of the main game.


This run has two YouTube streams. The first contains no input display while the second one does. This was included as the luck manipulation is heavily based on input and it's hard to follow the run otherwise.


[Tier: Vault]NES The Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle (USA) in 40:50.61 by Brandon Evans.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Puzzle
The Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle is a frustrating action puzzler. In it, you take control of Bugs as he collects carrots while avoiding enemies such as Sylvester the Cat, Daffy Duck, Yosemite Sam, and Wile E. Coyote. Equipped with nothing but an occasional boxing glove which he can throw and some invincibility potions, Bugs must eat his way through 60 levels without getting trapped by a mob of Looney Tunes.

In this run, the author, Brandon, exploits the game's AI, which is anything but intelligent. Only one of these enemies follows actual movement, while the others will track your input, even if the input changes nothing. As such, the author is able to often render the enemies useless, allowing him to take the most optimal path. When he can't do this, he tries to find the best possible workaround, often pausing for the exact amount of time to make it past a baddie. As a secondary goal, Brandon also attempts to maximize the score without losing time. For more details, as always, please see the author's notes, and also make sure to watch the captions provided in the encodes.

The author has also created a run of this game's "Special Levels".


This run has two YouTube streams. The first contains no input display while the second one does. This was included as the luck manipulation is heavily based on input and it's hard to follow the run otherwise.


[Tier: Moons]NES The Legend of Zelda (USA PRG0) "Swordless Challenge" in 24:39.71 by Lord Tom.
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- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
Of all the challenging ways to play Legend of Zelda that people have attempted on a NES console, one of the most famous is the "swordless" challenge. In this challenge, the player must beat all of the game, up until the final boss Ganon, without using a sword. It is not possible to damage Ganon without a sword however, so many swordless runs reach Ganon's room to die there.

In order to actually complete the game, Lord Tom does pick up a sword and kills Ganon. However, the sword is only obtained shortly before attempting the final level, and even then, the sword is not used until absolutely necessary. In the meantime, sit back and watch a run which relies heavily on luck manipulation and effective bomb usage to beat the game very quickly. For more details, see the author's comments.

This is a 34-second improvement over the previous movie by Baxter.


The official encodes feature commentary by the author as soft subtitles.

[Tier: Stars][Console-verified]NES The Legend of Zelda (USA PRG0) in 22:17.53 by Lord Tom.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
The Legend of Zelda (ゼルダの伝説) is an adventure game that needs no introduction to most NES players. It is a large game that normally takes days to beat, but at TASVideos, we often reduce games to the minimum time necessary in order to complete them. It's a secret to everybody.

This is the seventh iteration of this TAS, 20.6 seconds faster than the previous run. The improvements are largely due to better luck manipulation and some major route changes that lead to Link staying away from gambling. For more details, read the submission comments or the author's subtitles on the encodes.


The encodes feature commentary by the author as soft subtitles.

[Tier: Moons]NES Ultima: Exodus (USA) in 21:22.8 by nanogyth.
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- Uses a game restart sequence
- Corrupts save data
- Genre: RPG
Ultima: Exodus is a NES port of the third game in the Ultima RPG series. First released in 1983, the game set many standards for the genre.

At TASVideos, that also includes being beatable very quickly through glitching and luck manipulation.


The author has provided a running commentary, available in all of the encodes and streams as togglable subtitles, so you can tell what's going on.

[Tier: Moons]NES Ultima: Quest of the Avatar (USA) in 58:23.98 by TheAxeMan.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Following the defeat of the evil triad in the previous three Ultima games, the world of Sosaria changed beyond recognition: continents rose and sank, and new cities were built, heralding the advent of a different civilization. Unified by the reign of the benevolent monarch Lord British, the new world was renamed Britannia. Lord British wished to base people's well-being on the ethical principles of Truth, Love, and Courage, proclaiming the Eight Virtues (Honesty, Compassion, Valor, Justice, Sacrifice, Honor, Spirituality, and Humility) as the ideal everyone should strive for. The person who could accomplish full understanding and realization of these virtues would serve as a spiritual leader and a moral example for the inhabitants of Britannia; he alone would be able to obtain holy artifacts, descend into the Stygian Abyss, and access the Codex of Ultimate Wisdom. This person is the Avatar.

Note: The second YouTube stream has the dungeons lighted up.


The fm2 file has the author's commentary embedded, and the downloadable encode files have them as soft subtitles.

[Tier: Moons]NES Vice: Project Doom (USA) in 12:35.61 by Sonikkustar.
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- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter

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Vice: Project Doom stars Detective Quinn Hart of the VICE squad as he attempts to track down his missing partner and leads on a new type of drug. It is a fast-paced game that blends standard platforming with racing sequences and some rail shooter scenes.

This run is 26 seconds faster than the previous run from 2004, and features commentary from the author in the form of soft subtitles.


The Youtube encode features Author's comments through soft subtitles, they are also included in FM2.

[Tier: Vault]NES Youkai Douchuuki (JPN) in 13:11.35 by Randil.
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- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
Literally translated, the name of this game means "demon travel journal".

It tells a story about a boy, Tarosuke, who seeks to meet Buddha, who will decide about Tarosuke's next life.
In order to meet Buddha, Tarosuke has to do lots of good deeds which earn him "piousness".

This movie is ~80 seconds faster than the previous movie by Morimoto, which was the oldest non-obsoleted movie on this site at the time, being almost 4 years old.


Because there is a lot of interesting dialog in this movie, but all in Japanese, the provided AVI is made to contain English subtitles for all in-game dialog text, as well as some explanations. It should help understanding the game events as well as enjoying its weird sense of fun.

[Tier: Moons]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) "warp glitch" in 05:43.47 by Inzult.
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG

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Legend of Zelda II glitched heavily.

Most of this run features Link racing across Hyrule so fast that the screen can't keep up, inexplicably warping between places that shouldn't be connected, and collecting just three items, one spell, and one sword technique needed to beat the final palace.

Dark Link, the final boss, takes the same amount of damage no matter what level attack you have. This is especially convenient for the author because he reaches Dark Link without ever leveling, or, indeed, even killing another monster.

This is a 29-second improvement to the author's previous movie due to a different route choice and better manipulation optimization. See the author's comments for details.


There is also additional audio commentary by the author available here.

[Tier: Vault]PCE Dungeon Explorer (USA) in 20:19.3 by DarkKobold.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: RPG
Dungeon Explorer is based off of Gauntlet, but adds a plot, bosses, magic spells and RPG elements. Notably, it also one-ups Gauntlet by allowing for five players.

The author races through the dungeons with all five players, making short work of bosses. The five characters were selected for their high starting agility, and include a fighter (blue), a warlock (purple), an elf (green), a bard (orange), and a thief (red).

Also, the only exit that matters is the last one used by a player, and the author uses this extensively to use the fastest character, the thief, to run when an earlier exit is available for the other characters to use.


A technical commentary with extra features by the author is available here.

[Tier: Stars]PSX Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (USA) "all relics & bosses" in 36:58.32 by ForgoneMoose.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
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.

Not satisfied with just going on a death spree to Dracula, Alucard decides to steal every single one of his father's heirlooms, while also killing his prized collection of monsters. Luckily he has the handy ability of phasing through walls whenever he needs to.

A run that beats the game through save data corruption is available here, along with one that avoids data corruption. 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. We also have a run of the Saturn version using Maria. We even have a run where Alucard avoids killing everything except Dracula.


Author's commentary during the run's video can be watched on YouTube.
Note: Due to the lengthy amount of time needed to obtain the best ending in the previous run, this run was deemed significantly more entertaining, and thus obsoletes it.

[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]PSX Crash Bandicoot: Warped (USA) "item glitch, gate clip" in 08:23.84 by The8bitbeast.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
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 The8bitbeast improves upon the previous publication by a full 10 minutes, thanks to the use of a newly discovered zip glitch, allowing Crash to move as fast as Sonic the Hedgehog, as well as improving the usage of the item glitch used in the previous publication.

We recommend reading the author's comments for information about this run.


Downloadable encodes have the author's commentary as soft subtitles and also an additional audio commentary track.

[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]PSX Metal Gear Solid (USA v1.0) in 1:05:21.05 by theenglishman.
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Action

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Metal Gear Solid was one of the original breakthrough titles in the stealth gaming genre. It follows Solid Snake, a soldier who is infiltrating a nuclear weapons facility on a remote Alaskan island codenamed Shadow Moses Island. Snake must rescue two hostages from the terrorist organization FOXHOUND and stop them from launching a nuclear strike on the United States.

In this run, theenglishman abuses walk-through-walls and weapon glitches to save over 26 minutes from his previous run. Reading the submission comments is recommended.


Author's vocal commentary during the run's video can be watched on YouTube.

[Tier: Moons]PSX Metal Gear Solid: Integral (JPN) in 1:02:31.06 by theenglishman.
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Action
Metal Gear Solid was one of the original breakthrough titles in the stealth gaming genre. It follows Solid Snake, a soldier who is infiltrating a nuclear weapons facility on a remote Alaskan island in the Fox Archipelago, codenamed Shadow Moses. Snake must rescue two hostages from FOX-HOUND, a high-tech special forces unit gone rogue, and then stop FOX-HOUND from launching a nuclear warhead.

Changes from the original release of Metal Gear Solid include

  • Addition of first-person view.
  • A level of difficulty for newcomers.
  • Improved artificial intelligence for some enemies (including bosses) on higher difficulty settings.
  • An "Alternate Round" for each difficulty, with different enemy placements.
  • 300 VR Training missions on a separate disc.

Integral was planned for use in this branch from the start, because of a lengthy Liquid Snake monologue you can skip in Integral but not in the original version, as well as the added precision of analog controls; however, old PSX emulators could not play Intergral. With the switch to the higher-accuracy PSXHawk, theenglishman was able to TAS this version, playing on Extreme difficulty in the Normal Round, achieving the rank of "BIG BOSS" for his performance.

The raw improvement over the predecessor movie is 2:49.99, but the improvement in gameplay is actually much more than that; the raw time is inflated slightly compared to the predecessor movie because of the switch to PSXHawk, which results in slightly longer (but more accurate) loading times, on everything from transitions between rooms, to playing cutscenes, to playing CODEC conversations.


Author's detailed commentary in the form of subtitles are available in the movie file and in all encodes.

[Tier: Moons]PSX Metal Gear Solid: Integral (JPN) "all bosses" in 1:28:02.29 by theenglishman.
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Action
Metal Gear Solid was one of the original breakthrough titles in the stealth gaming genre. It follows Solid Snake, a soldier who is infiltrating a nuclear weapons facility on a remote Alaskan island in the Fox Archipelago, codenamed Shadow Moses. Snake must rescue two hostages from FOX-HOUND, a high-tech special forces unit gone rogue, and then stop FOX-HOUND from launching a nuclear warhead.

Changes from the original release of Metal Gear Solid include

  • Addition of first-person view.
  • A level of difficulty for newcomers.
  • Improved artificial intelligence for some enemies (including bosses) on higher difficulty settings.
  • An "Alternate Round" for each difficulty, with different enemy placements.
  • 300 VR Training missions on a separate disc.

In this run, theenglishman's goal is to beat all the bosses in the game; this results in the run actually playing far more of Disc 1 than our currently published any% run, which skips literally every boss on that disc. Don't go thinking this is a low-glitch run, though!

The downloadable encodes feature vocal commentary by the author and magnum66. It is also available on YouTube.


[Tier: Stars]PSX Spyro: Year of the Dragon (USA v1.1) "117%" in 2:27:54.15 by Nitrofski.
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Award - PSX TAS of 2014
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.

After many technical issues, this first ever completed TAS of Spyro: Year of the Dragon finishes the game with 100% (in-game 117%) game completion, over an hour faster than any normal speedrun. This is done through carefully planned routes, precisely executed glitches and highly optimized movement.


Author's vocal commentary during the run's video can be watched on YouTube.

[Tier: Vault]PSX Tekken 3 (USA) in 02:22.72 by Spikestuff.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Fighting
Tekken Force, a paramilitary organization protecting the Mishima karate fighters, is nearly obliterated by the mighty Ogre. Heihachi Mishima's only hope is his grandson Jin Kazama, who lives with his mother Jun, unaware of his legacy. When the Ogre attacks his home and presumably kills his mother, Jin seeks out his grandfather and learns the martial arts of the family. On his nineteenth birthday, Heihachi announces the King of the Iron Fist Tournament 3, hoping that Jin will use the opportunity take out the meddlesome Ogre.

Tekken 3, like its predecessors, is a versus fighting game. New features include prominently featured side-stepping, allowing characters to retreat into the background and back during fights, more combo throws, fifteen more characters, and reduced jumping capabilities to allow for more realistic combat. Also included are two minigames: Tekken Force, a beat-em-up stage that unlocks a new character, and Tekken Ball, a beach volleyball variant where characters are hurt by the ball.

While this movie by Spikestuff seems slower than his previous TAS, it is in fact faster by 0.03 seconds in in-game time. This is because the game improperly lags during the True Ogre fight in the emulator used in the previous publication (PSXjin). This run was done on BizHawk's PSXHawk core called Octoshock, which doesn't have the aforementioned issue. Not much has changed otherwise.


The encodes feature commentary by the author as soft subtitles.

[Tier: Vault]SMS Ys: The Vanished Omens (USA/Europe) "game end glitch" in 00:17.46 by CoolKirby.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Genre: Action
- Genre: RPG

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Ys: The Vanished Omens is the first in a long series of role-playing games. Young swordsman Adol Christin has arrived in the town of Minea, only to find that a great evil is sweeping the land. He must seek out the six books of Ys and use the knowledge they contain to defeat the evil forces.

But after our hero visits a nearby shop, the shopkeeper decides he likes him and gives him his personal copies of all the books of Ys to complete his quest.


The primary downloadable (HQ) encode has the author's commentary as soft subtitles.

[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]SNES ActRaiser (USA) in 53:55.57 by zidanax & dunnius.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Strategy
ActRaiser (1990) is a critically acclaimed SNES game which combines two major gameplay phases: a god simulator and an action platformer. You play the role of God "the Master", who awakens from his slumber only to find that the human civilization is completely wrecked, and hordes of demons are roaming free. The Master has two roles: to open new locations for humans to inhabit, and to deal with the catastrophes happening there, which usually have something to do with grotesque monsters, as represented in side-scrolling action stages, and to help develop the civilization anew by controlling it during the overhead phases through a bow-wielding cupid who also repels mischievous demons, as presented in the form of an overhead simulation.

This is an improvement of 14:11.48 over the original run of this game from 2004.


Commentary from the authors is available as subtitles in the MKV and YouTube video, or through this script if watching in the emulator.

[Tier: Moons]SNES Brandish (USA) in 38:42.41 by FatRatKnight.
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You control Varik, who fell down into the ruins when Alexis chased him down and accidentally blew a hole in the ground. Now it's up to you to get Varik back out, with no shortage of monsters along the way. You're not alone - There are many others who have also fallen, and are willing to sell items that may help you.

The game is in a top-down view, monsters move about in real time, and the game certainly has RPG elements in that you level up from defeating these monsters. You have three stats that increase separately from level, gaining strength by physically attacking, knowledge by hitting with attack spells, and magic endurance by being hit with magic. The controls are difficult to figure out, with one aspect being the same button that brings up your shield will also attack if you're standing in front of a monster, but once you figure it out, it's not that bad. To reach the end, you travel through over 40 zones, each bearing their various challenges with monsters or traps, and the occasional puzzle.


The movie file and downloadable encodes have subtitles with author's commentary.

[Tier: Vault]SNES Breath of Fire II (USA) in 4:53:48.98 by janus.
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Best ending
- Uses death to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG

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In this epic RPG, you have to fight an evil religion that tries to take over the world.

While this revision is almost three minutes shorter than the author's previous effort, this TAS remains the longest published movie to date, clocking in a little under 5 hours. Set aside an afternoon.


Funnyhair and Comicalflop have provided a commentary for the movie. It might make the movie more entertaining. The longest commentary so far!

[Tier: Vault]SNES Dragon Quest V (JPN) in 50:19.53 by Touch-me.
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This is the fifth game of the series originally known as Dragon Warrior in the US; it remained untranslated until a port to the DS was released in 2008, where it received the name Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride. It tracks the life of our hero, the son of Papas, over a large span of time from his adventurous childhood through tragic adolescence and a joyful marriage as he and his family fight to defeat evil.

You may be interested in watching earlier games in the series.


As the game text is in Japanese, the encodes feature translation in the form of subtitles courtesy of the author. There is also a second YouTube stream featuring more detailed information and commentary, also by the author.

[Tier: Moons]SNES E.V.O.: Search for Eden (USA) in 40:31.17 by FatRatKnight.
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- Genre: RPG
In E.V.O. you play as a creature who evolves by eating his opponents. Just like real life!

We recommend reading the author's notes. They are rather voluminous and contain a great deal of good information.


A Lua subtitle script is available in this run's forum thread with additional commentary from the author.

[Tier: Moons]SNES EarthBound (USA) "no save corruption" in 3:26:09.18 by Halamantariel & Nitrodon.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG

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Earthbound is a great RPG, designed by Shigesato Itoi in 1994-1995, and is also known by the name Mother 2.

It is best described as "random", in a good way. The game has a great emphasis on a humor, and indeed many things in the game are almost caricatured, from subplots to characters. It also has a versatile soundtrack.

Although this being a speedrun (tool-assisted at that), most of the plot of the game is intact, making this movie very entertaining to watch even as a TAS.
Details about each scene and decision in this movie can be read in the authors' comments.

This movie does not use a death as a shortcut. Although that was a conscious decision by the authors, what it actually means was bent to the extreme.

  • The main protagonist, Ness, suffers a mortal blow once. Due to how the game works, he did not die.
  • A teddy bear was disintegrated in a battle. Although a party member, it was an inanimate object, and cannot be counted as "death".
  • Near the end of the movie, a death-like event is part of the game plot.

NapstrPSX made an audio commentary for this TAS.

[Tier: Vault][Notable improvement]SNES Final Fantasy VI (USA v1.0) "game end glitch" in 24:33.26 by keylie, eddie, pirohiko & kadmony.
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Final boss skip glitch
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Final Fantasy VI (renamed to Final Fantasy III in North-American publication) is arguably the most famous RPG on the SNES console.

This run by Keylie, eddie, pirohiko and Kadmony improves on the previous movie by 8:21.29.

For more details, we recommend reading the authors' detailed comments.


The second YouTube stream cuts almost all the game overs out, only leaving the first and the last one.

Downloadable encodes have the authors' commentary as soft subtitles.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Final Fantasy VI (USA v1.0) "sketch glitch" in 3:11:39.46 by Keylie & Kadmony.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG

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Final Fantasy VI (renamed to Final Fantasy III in North-American publication) is arguably the most famous RPG on the SNES console.

This run, using the 1.0 version of the ROM, beats the game nearly an hour faster than the other run of FFVI on TASVideos by using a well-known glitch with Relm's sketch ability. This glitch allows partial overwriting of memory, allowing the use of items and spells that could not otherwise be used. For more details, we recommend reading the authors' detailed comments.


The primary downloadable (HQ) encode has the author's commentary as subtitles as well as the YouTube stream.

[Tier: Moons]SNES Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals (USA) "game end glitch" in 04:11.77 by ventuz.
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- Major skip glitch
- Final boss skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Genre: RPG

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Lufia 2 is an adventure RPG prequel to Lufia 1. In this installment, Maxim and his cohorts set out to take down the evil Sinistrals.

Normally, the game sports a large amount of puzzles, yet a shockingly low amount of battles. In this movie, however, ventuz abuses the "Lv.0 glitch" (read the submission comments for more details), which lets one access limited event triggers in memory. This allows him to reach the ending in 4 minutes and 11.77 seconds.


Note: The encodes provide commentary and explanations by the author as soft subtitles.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals (USA) "game end glitch" in 02:48.97 by JeedUnit.
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- Genre: RPG

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Lufia 2 is an adventure RPG prequel to Lufia 1. In this installment, Maxim and his cohorts set out to take down the evil Sinistrals.

Normally, the game sports a large amount of puzzles, yet a shockingly low amount of battles. In this movie, however, JeedUnit abuses the Lv.0 glitch (read the submission comments for more details), which lets one access limited event triggers in memory, to skip most of these puzzles in the name of speed.

JeedUnit also improves the previous run by almost a minute and a half through a new route and improved RNG manipulation.


Note: The downloadable encodes provide commentary and explanations by the author as soft subtitles.


[Tier: Vault]SNES Metal Max Returns (JPN) in 30:58.86 by suwei.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Metal Max Returns is the remake of the NES game Metal Max. It features better graphics and sound, revised areas, references to Metal Max 2, and slightly decreased difficulty.

Because of the requirements for completion in this game, this movie is quite different from the original Metal Max (which was TASed by the same author, suwei). For a list of the differences and more information, see the author's notes.


The YouTube encode contains commentary from the author in the form of captions.

[Tier: Moons]SNES Mickey no Tokyo Disneyland Daibouken (JPN) in 21:38.33 by arandomgameTASer.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform

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Mickey no Tokyo Disneyland Daibouken (or "Mickey's Great Adventure in Tokyo Disneyland") is a Japan-exclusive Mickey game, but with a completely unique graphical and gameplay style compared to other Mickey games on the SNES. This one has balloons, and a propulsion mechanic similar to the likes of Sparkster and Twinbee.

In this run, arandomgameTASer maneuvers through the game briskly, taking careful measures to get as much speed as possible from gas balloons. Oh, and water. Lots and lots of water.


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[Tier: Moons]SNES Secret of Mana (USA) in 1:46:29.9 by Touch-me.
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- 3 Players
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: RPG
A Secret of Mana TAS has finally come to TASVideos!

Secret of Mana is a widely popular action RPG published by Square. It is internationally regarded as the first game of the Mana series, though the Japanese title is Seiken Densetsu 2, so it is the sequel of Final Fantasy Adventure. It utilizes real-time battles like many other action RPGs while including some unique features such as the Ring Command and multiplayer action.

Touch-me beats the game very quickly, using three players simultaneously and a whole host of glitches. For instance, many bosses can be hit for 999 instant damage using a charge counter glitch, and certain plot points are skipped. See the submission comments for more details.


The YouTube encode contains commentary from the author in the form of hard subtitles.

[Tier: Moons]SNES Seiken Densetsu 3 (JPN) in 3:24:49.0 by praetarius3.
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- 2 Players
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: RPG
Seiken Densetsu 3 is a RPG about your typical ragtag group of young adventurers that totally lack any survival instinct; at least that'd explain why they never bother to get any protective gear. Our three chosen champions of goodness are tasked with rescuing the eight elemental spirits from the clutches of evil and using their power to save the world. Though it turns out that nobody is able to count as we find in fact nine spirits...

We recommend reading the author's notes; they contain a lot of very good information.


The provided MP4s and YouTube stream feature subtitles, allowing those of us who don't speak Japanese to figure out what's going on.

[Tier: Moons]SNES Soul Blazer (JPN) in 1:29:33.72 by Le Hulk.
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: RPG
Soul Blazer is an RPG made by Enix considered to be somewhat related to its predecessor: ActRaiser. The main character is an angel sent to destroy invading monsters and release the captured souls of innocent people.

In this series, every action in monster lairs directly affects non-combat areas, and vice versa. That being said, much planning was needed for this run.

The ending is very long and requires user input, so the movie's length is about 13 minutes longer than what might be considered beating the game. Regardless, this run is an improvement of 17 minutes over the prior run thanks to new strategies and a swap to the Japanese version.


Downloadable encodes have the author's commentary as soft subtitles.

[Tier: Moons]SNES Speedy Gonzales: Los Gatos Bandidos (USA v1.0) "100%" in 27:14.56 by Ilari.
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- 100% completion
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
Unlike the any% run, here Speedy Gonzales spends some extra time to rescue all kidnapped mice, getting the alternate ending.
The movie file and downloadable encodes contain a subtitle commentary track.

[Tier: Moons]SNES Spider-Man/X-Men: Arcade's Revenge (USA) in 23:28.18 by jaysmad & Brandon Evans.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Spider-Man/X-Men: Arcade's Revenge is an action platformer starring the iconic Marvel characters Spider-Man, Wolverine, Cyclops, Storm, and Gambit. After the X-Men get kidnapped by Arcade, Spider-Man must deactivate bombs, infiltrate the abandoned building where they were taken, and confront Arcade. From there, Arcade puts each hero to the test as they navigate through his bizarre "Murderworld" until Spider-Man can finally confront the madman head-on.

This infamous game was made by LJN, and although it might be better than many others from that label, it still has serious gameplay flaws that make it frustrating, let alone incredibly difficult. However, it works great for a TAS. Using careful precision and many exploits, the team of jaysmad and Brandon make it through this "Juggernaut" in less than 24 minutes. Please see the authors' notes for a detailed breakdown of the levels, a couple of glitches that were unused in the run, and a video of a camera hack for the Black Queen fight that mostly happened off-screen.

Please also check out the run for Wolverine, which is a NES game, also made by LJN, where most of Wolverine's gameplay came from.


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[Tier: Stars][Console-verified]SNES Super Mario World (USA) "warps" in 09:57.1 by BrunoVisnadi & Amaraticando.
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- 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
- Genre: Platform
Award - SNES TAS of 2015Award - TAS of 2015
This is the 12th published movie of Super Mario World that beats the game by clearing 11 of the 96 exits, the shortest route intended by the game developers. This movie's faster by 2.74 seconds, clocking at less than 10 minutes. As in the previous publication, Mario still dies in the process.

A few new tricks were found:

  • Stunning a fish;
  • Lateral corner clip;
  • Downward corner boost.

We recommend reading the authors' comments for more details.

There are also movies of this game that trigger the credits early, clear all 96 exits, clear as many exits as possible as small Mario and write a program using the game's code.

The encodes feature commentary by the authors as soft subtitles.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Wizardry V: Heart of the Maelstrom (JPN) "game end glitch" in 01:02.85 by pirohiko.
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- Final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Genre: RPG
Wizardry V: Heart of the Maelstrom is an RPG from the well-known Wizardry series of games. Normally, these games are very long. However, in keeping with the TASVideos tradition of making long RPG runs short, this run reaches the ending in a little over a minute through extensive glitching of the inventory. See the author's comments for more information.

For more Wizardry runs, see the first game, the second game, and the third game.


The primary encode for this run has subtitles from the author. If you want even more information available when the run is playing, see the author's own encode with subtitles, memory watch and map on YouTube.

[Tier: Stars]Windows Braid (World) in 22:15.28 by keylie.
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Puzzle
Award - Computer TAS of 2013
Braid is a famous indie platform game with some unique puzzlework. It was originally released on Xbox Live Arcade before being ported to other platforms. A major feature of the game is the player's unlimited ability to reverse time and "rewind" actions, even after dying. The game itself was intended to be an artful deconstruction of traditional video game concepts.

Many tricks are used to complete the speedrun mode in an astounding 20:11.17 according to the internal timer; see the author's comments for more information.


If you understand French pretty well, you may be interested in watching the special episode of Speed Game, featuring commentary from Coeurdevandale and the author of this TAS, keylie. The tricks used are also explained there.

[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers]Windows Cave Story (JPN 1.0.0.6) "best ending" in 50:10.3 by nitsuja.
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- Best ending
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter
Award - Computer TAS of 2011Award - First edition TAS of 2011Award - TAS of 2011
Cave Story (2004) is a famous freeware indie game notable for being made entirely by one person, Daisuke "Pixel" Amaya.

Watch as nitsuja completely destroys this difficult game with amazingly precise movement. This playthrough saves Curly and finishes with the best ending after beating Ballos.

The program used to make this run, Hourglass, was also developed by nitsuja—with the creation of this run in mind. As such, it is our first published run of a Windows game.


Downloadable encodes and the YouTube encode include commentary as soft subtitles.


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