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Console Verified Movies are movies which have been shown to playback correctly on real hardware.

Since they started, tool assisted speedruns were designed to make it theoretically possible, given super-human abilities, to recreate them on an actual console. Using special hardware, several movies have been shown with video evidence to play correctly on the console, and are below.

Getting these videos to play on the console is a testament to how accurate the emulators used on this site are and that all tricks and glitches depicted are really possible in the actual games. Currently verifying movies to this level is only possible with GB games and selected NES and N64 games (some SNES runs can be considered exceptions for now). For more information on how this was accomplished, read here. Also see the forum topic for discussion on this topic.


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Total movies: 299


32X Spider-Man: Web of Fire (World) in 06:45.48 by Aqfaq & mmbossman.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2011-07-06)
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Rating: 6.6 (18 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
Spider-Man: Web of Fire, one of the last games to be released on the ill-fated 32X, follows our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man's battle with the evil forces of the neo-Nazi organization H.Y.D.R.A.

This is an improvement of 24.58 seconds over the previous run due primarily to a new glitch allowing Spidey to pass through walls.

You can see this movie played back on an actual Genesis here!


A2600 Dragster (USA) in 00:08.49 by Omnigamer.
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Submission #5517 — Author's comments
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Rating: 5.5 (5.5 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- 2 Players
- Genre: Racing

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Dragster, released in 1980 for the Atari 2600, is the first video game developed by Activision. It was programmed by David Crane, who later wrote Pitfall! The object of the game is to either beat the player's opponent across the screen, or to race against the clock for best time, depending on the settings used.

The game is well known as having the first console speedrun with the world record of 5.51 by Todd Rogers in 1982 according to Twin Galaxies. This record is known as the oldest, unbeaten world record in all of speedrunning. Omnigamer decided to try and match the elusive 5.51, and disassembled the entire game looking for how the 5.51 was achieved. After conducting his research, Omnigamer found that the long sought 5.51 was impossible to achieve within the conditions of the game, putting into doubt the veracity of the record of Todd Rogers.

Instead, this run achieves the fastest possible time of 5.57 on player one, with player two completing the track in the lowest amount of input frames.

This run has been console verified by dwangoAC using true's Multireplay device (latch per vsync using extraction board).


A2600 Dragster (USA) in 00:08.39 by MrWint & Omnigamer.
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Rating: 4.3 (9.5 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- 2 Players
- Genre: Racing
Dragster, released in 1980 for the Atari 2600, is the first video game developed by Activision. It was programmed by David Crane, who later wrote Pitfall! The object of the game is to either beat the player's opponent across the screen, or to race against the clock for best time, depending on the settings used.

The game is well known as having the first console speedrun with the world record of 5.51 by Todd Rogers in 1982 according to Twin Galaxies. This record is known as the oldest, unbeaten world record in all of speedrunning.

MrWint & Omnigamer decided to try and match the elusive 5.51, and disassembled the entire game looking for how the 5.51 was achieved. After conducting their research, they found that the long sought 5.51 was outright impossible to achieve within the internal conditions of the game. After lots of flamewars, the now infamous Todd Rogers's record has been taken down, leading to his ban from Twin Galaxies.

This run achieves the fastest possible time of 5.57 on player two while also maximizing the distance, with player one completing the track in the lowest amount of input frames. It also improves the predecessor movie by 0.10 seconds, which translates to 0.01 seconds if you discard emulation differences. The improvement comes from the fact that the game processes the second player first, so he's the one taking the lead this time.


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FDS Otocky (JPN) in 17:52.02 by dwangoAC.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2010-07-24)
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Rating: 6.8 (19.5 votes)
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- Genre: Shooter
Otocky was created by Toshio Iwai in 1987 and was only released in Japan for the Famicom Disk System. It is best described as a musical side-scrolling shoot 'em up where the primary weapon is a ball which, when fired in one of eight directions, plays different musical notes on the primary instrument quantized to the beat of the background music.

Needless to say, when such a weapon is put into the hands of a tool-assisted speedrunner, you might just find yourself humming along to the end result.

This run was console verified using micro500's TASLink replay device (with 1 frame per latch poll).


FDS Super Mario Bros. (JPN) "-3 stage ending" in 02:44.61 by HappyLee.
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Submission #2426 — Author's comments
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
This game is Super Mario Bros., the original, but on the Famicom Disk System. It is much similar to the ROM version of the game, except for one minor difference that is demonstrated here.

The -1 stage is completely different. In the NES and Unisystem versions, the -1 stage repeats infinitely and cannot be completed, but in FDS, it can be completed, and then come -2 and -3.

The -3 stage in FDS is a castle level, and completing it ends the game, even though it says "princess is in another castle". The princess is not seen in the ending, but she is sighted twice in the -1 stage, as shown in this movie.

This movie is 84 frames faster than the previous one due to the use of a "cheap trick".

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FDS Super Mario Bros. 2 (JPN) "warps, Mario" in 08:04.83 by HappyLee.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2017-03-11)
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Submission #5394 — Author's comments
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- Uses warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Mario has eaten too many poisonous mushrooms and as a result, decided to go on a furious killing spree. In this berserker state he has also gained the new secret ability to walk through walls at will.

Wondering how some tricks work? Information is available at Super Mario Bros. Tricks page.

This movie is 27 frames faster than the previous version due to new improvements in 1-2 and 8-4.

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This is the real Super Mario Bros 2. It was never officially released in the USA and Europe. It was later ported to SNES, and released as "Lost Levels" on Super Mario All-stars, which we have a warpless Mario run of.

FDS means Famicom Disk System. It was a Japanese disk-unit version of the NES.


[Tier: Moons]FDS Super Mario Bros. 2 (JPN) "warps, Luigi" in 08:13.77 by HappyLee & KFCMario.
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- Uses a suboptimal character
- Uses warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
This is a TAS of the Japanese Super Mario Bros. 2, a.k.a. 'The Lost Levels', using Mario's brother Luigi. He jumps higher than Mario, but acts slower in many ways. However, the movie is in no way worse than the Mario version - some new creative solutions have been found.

This movie uses warps. For a warpless version, see [4389] SNES Super Mario All-Stars: The Lost Levels (JPN v1.0) "warpless, Luigi" by DaSmileKat in 34:45.63.

This is an 110 frame improvement over the previous movie by Phil.


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GBA Sonic Advance (USA) in 10:49.73 by Mukki & ruadath.
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
This movie of Sonic Advance is unique as a speedrun in one aspect: Sonic moves so fast that the "camera" of the game cannot even follow him. Therefore, he is rarely seen in the movie.

On the rare occasions we get to watch Sonic, we get to enjoy seeing him moving through walls, charging up for another dash, or making short work of bosses.

Besides the super fast speed itself, the speed also provides Sonic an ability (glitch) to pass through platforms and walls under certain conditions.

While this movie appears to be around 3 seconds slower than the previous movie, it is in fact faster. This is due to more accurate emulation and also including the GBA boot sequence.

This movie has been console verified and played back on real hardware by Extrems (and was previously verified by endrift).


GBA Sonic Advance (USA) in 10:46.52 by Mukki.
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform

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This movie of Sonic Advance is unique as a speedrun in one aspect: Sonic moves so fast that the "camera" of the game cannot even follow him. Therefore, he is rarely seen in the movie.

On the rare occasions we get to watch Sonic, we get to enjoy seeing him moving through walls, charging up for another dash, or making short work of bosses.

Besides the super fast speed itself, the speed also provides Sonic an ability (glitch) to pass through platforms and walls under certain conditions.

Mukki's TAS improves the previous run by 30.94 seconds, thanks to new routes and glitches explained in his comments.

Watch this run being played back on a real console.


Note: There are two encodes available for download; the first one is the original version, and the second one is a comparison encode: you can see the original version to the left, and what you see to the right is something made with a special emulator, hacked to force the game's camera to focus on Sonic, making it much easier to follow what Mukki is doing with him. The second YouTube stream displays these views side-by-side as well.

[Tier: Stars]GBA Sonic Advance 2 (USA) in 18:01.78 by Mukki.
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
Award - GBA TAS of 2012

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Disappointed with good movies where characters move just too slowly?

Look no further! In this extremely high-speed run, Mukki demonstrates how to break the sound barrier and why Sonic is the fastest character in the video game universe.

Mukki's TAS improves the previous run by 43.18 seconds. Individual act improvements are listed in the submission text.

The author doesn't collect any of the Chaos Emeralds in this movie, but it demonstrates almost every single move that Sonic is capable of in this game.


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GBA Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA v1.0) "warps" in 11:07.65 by EZGames69 & GoddessMaria.
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Rating: 8.1 (5 votes)
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- Uses warps
- Genre: Platform
Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros 3 is a platform video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Game Boy Advance. It is an enhanced remake of the Nintendo Entertainment System video game Super Mario Bros. 3, and is based on the remake found in Super Mario All-Stars for the Super NES.

It contains several enhancements, including the addition of Mario and Luigi's voices by Charles Martinet, a multiplayer mode based on the original arcade game Mario Bros and the ability to scan e-Cards, utilizing two Game Boy Advances, the e-Reader, and a copy of Super Mario Advance 4. Once a card is scanned, it adds certain content to the game.

EZGames69 and GoddessMaria use warp whistles to beat the game in record time.


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GBC 007: The World Is Not Enough (USA) in 36:54.46 by Alyosha.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
007: The World is Not Enough is based off of the 1999 James Bond film of the same name. In it, Pierce Brosnan's Bond must investigate the murder of a British oil tycoon and attacks on his new pipeline, which leads to a larger sinister plot requiring gunplay and frequent flier miles to diffuse.

The GBC port is most well known for appearing in GBC emulator issue trackers for its non-standard use of the window. It also pans the music to the left ear and the sound effects to the right ear for some reason.

Alyosha completes the game in record time.

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GBC Fushigi no Dungeon: Fuurai no Shiren GB2: Sabaku no Majou (JPN) in 50:55.62 by CasualPokePlayer.
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- Genre: RPG
Fushigi no Dungeon: Fuurai no Shiren GB2: Sabaku no Majou, translated as Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer: Demon Castle of the Desert, is a roguelike game developed and published by Chunsoft, released only in Japan in 2001. The game follows Shiren the Wanderer, and his talking weasel Koppa.

This movie has been replayed on console.


GBC Hamtaro: Ham-Hams Unite! (USA) in 43:02.27 by illayaya.
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Submission #6823 — Author's comments
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- Genre: Adventure
It's Hamtaro time! Boss has a big secret in store for the Ham-Hams, but he's gotta find them first! The guy's got too much on his hands already, so he sends the loveable Carrot-headed Hamtaro out on the search for the Ham-Hams. The thing is... Hamtaro's gotta learn some hip Ham-chat if he wants everyone to listen to him. So as he ventures on in the game, he becomes the street-wise hipster, learning Ham-chat and getting into tons of adventures... and trouble!


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GBC Keitai Denjuu Telefang: Speed Version (JPN) "game end glitch" in 05:15.98 by jlun2, MisterChess & CasualPokePlayer.
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- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Keitai Denjū Telefang (携帯電獣テレファング) is a series of video games produced by Natsume and published by Smilesoft. The games are monster-battling games, where the player contacts various creatures using a cell phone-like device called a D-Shot in order to get them to battle the foes he or she will encounter. The name of the series derives from Keitai, which is Japanese for "cell phone," since phoning creatures is an integral part of the game, and "fang," to symbolize the various beasts involved.

jlun2, MisterChess and CasualPokePlayer improve the previous movie by 1 minute and 56.52 seconds, thanks to a game breaking glitch that triggers the credits really early. Please read the authors' comments for more details. Of note the previous publication relied on an emulator bug for it to work, whereas this one has been console-verified and a video of it can be viewed right here.


GBC Looney Tunes (USA) "warp glitch" in 03:53.97 by Aqfaq & Sonikkustar.
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Rating: 7.6 (24.5 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
In this special episode of Looney Tunes, Bugs, Daffy, Tweety, Porky, Taz, Speedy Gonzales, and the Road Runner decide to rip off popular games such as Atomic Runner, Sonic the Hedgehog & Gradius. They do this by going through this Sunsoft classic as fast as possible so that they don't die from all of the ripoffs.

This has led to even stranger results than the other run, clearing five and a half minutes thanks to a glitch that allows for skipping several levels.


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GBC Looney Tunes: Carrot Crazy (USA) in 25:22.08 by Winslinator.
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Looney Tunes: Carrot Crazy, also known as Bugs Bunny & Lola Bunny: Operation Carrot Patch in Europe, is a 1998 action platformer developed by VD-dev and published by Infogrames. Yosemite Sam, Daffy Duck, Taz, Marvin the Martian, and Elmer Fudd have stolen all of Bugs and Lola's carrots and hid them in the nearby studio. Bugs and Lola must head through five different studio sets in order to get them all back!

Winslinator improves upon the previous publication by 36 frames thanks to a new optimization in Taz's Zoo Scene 2.


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GBC Lucky Luke (Europe) in 24:08.34 by TheKDX7.
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Lucky Luke is a game based on a famous comic series created by Belgian cartoonist Maurice De Bevere. The gun-slinging Dalton brothers have escaped from jail again and are up to no good, and it's up to the titular cowboy to catch the criminals and lock them back up.

While the author, TheKDX7, finishes the platforming stages as fast as possible, he also adds in some entertainment to the long autoscrollers to make them more interesting.

This is an improvement of 7.38 seconds over the previous movie if emulation differences are not accounted for. There is also a run by the same author which achieves 100% completion.


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[Tier: Moons]GBC Mega Man Xtreme (USA) "Extreme mode" in 28:02.99 by FractalFusion & Alyosha.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Mega Man Xtreme is a port of the popular Mega Man X series to the Game Boy Color. It adapts the Mavericks and their stages from that series and wraps it into gameplay more suited for the portable console.

Here, FractalFusion & Alyosha speed through the game and exploit glitches to create a movie worthy of what we have come to expect from Mega Man at TASVideos.

This movie is about 7 seconds faster than the previous record by FractalFusion. It appears longer due to significantly more accurate emulation of the loading times in this run.

This movie is played from a save that has unlocked "Extreme mode", which allows you to play all of the levels in one game. Runs that start from a savestate are not normally allowed; see the Movie Rules for more on this.


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[Tier: Moons]GBC Mega Man Xtreme 2 (USA) "Extreme mode" in 27:30.36 by Noxxa & Alyosha.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Mega Man Xtreme 2, like its predecessor game Mega Man Xtreme, pretty much copies content and bosses from the main line of Mega Man X games. However, Xtreme 2 gets ideas and designs from a much wider range of games, ranging all the way from Mega Man X to Mega Man X5. For instance, there is a Parts system allowing upgrades to your characters. However, there is also an original story (though it's still as silly as many Mega Man storylines), along with some new stage designs and bosses.

Noxxa and Alyosha improve the previous run by about 2 seconds if emulation differences are not accounted for, thanks to using Zero throughout the entire game instead of splitting between X and Zero.


This run starts from a save file in order to unlock "Extreme Mode", which allows visiting all of the game's stages and battles in one run. Runs that start from SRAM are not normally allowed; see the Movie Rules for more on this.

Viewers who have photosensitivity problems may want to avoid watching as there's a high amount of flashing visuals during boss fights that can become uncomfortable to watch.


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GBC Men in Black: The Series in 04:24.66 by TehBerral & Alyosha.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Shooter
Men in Black: The Series is a GBC game based on the animated series, which was based on the movie, which was based on the original comics. In it, you play as rookie agent J as he goes up against an alien invasion to save Earth and rescue K.

TehBerral abuses a wall-jumping glitch to make short work of this very derivative game. Furthermore, Alyosha noticed and corrected a mistake that saved an additional 7 frames while working to console-verify the TAS this run obsoletes, yielding an improvement over the previous movie of 0.09 seconds.


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GBC Oddworld Adventures II (Europe) in 20:03.78 by Samtastic & Dooty.
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- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Puzzle
Oddworld Adventures 2 plays very similarly to other Oddworld games. Abe's job is to free his fellow Mudokons who are being used as slave labor to dig up the bones of their ancestors. The Glukkons use the bones to make Soul Storm Brew. Abe's vocabulary is limited to "Hello", "Follow me" "Wait" and "Work". He must use these commands to direct slave Mudokons to their freedom. When enough slaves in a level have been saved, you go on to the next level to do it all again.

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GBC Pokémon: Crystal Version (USA/Europe v1.0) in 2:48:36.03 by MrWint.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
MrWint's Pokemon Crystal Glitchless TAS completes the Johto League including 8 badges and the Elite Four, then obtains the 8 Kanto badges before defeating Blue and Red for the final credits roll. This is done without any use of the typical memory corrupting glitches seen in Pokemon Gen 1 and 2 TASes.


The TAS instead uses luck manipulation to avoid encounters and spinning trainers, breeze through battles, and obtain Raikou as early as possible with optimal stats. Despite the run's length and complexity, console verification of the TAS was possible due to MrWint's own work emulating Crystal's Real Time Clock.


GBC Pokémon: Gold Version (USA/Europe) in 2:52:21.83 by CasualPokePlayer.
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- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Pokémon Gold and Silver form the second generation of Pokémon, after Pokémon Red and Blue. The main differences between the generations is that the game is now in full color, and that there are 251 Pokémon instead of 151.

CasualPokePlayer employs a staggering amount of luck manipulation and extremely careful routing (accomplished using the RouteTwo program) in order to improve upon the previous movie by 35.54 seconds. Only a few Pokémon are collected in this run, but all gym badges are acquired before defeating the protagonist of the previous generation of Pokémon games.


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GBC Pokémon: Gold Version (USA/Europe) in 2:52:57.88 by CasualPokePlayer.
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- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
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Pokémon Gold and Silver form the second generation of Pokémon, after Pokémon Red and Blue. The main differences between the generations is that the game is now in full color, and that there are 251 Pokémon instead of 151.

CasualPokePlayer employs a staggering amount of luck manipulation and extremely careful routing (accomplished using the RouteTwo program) in order to improve upon the predecessor Silver run by 1:23.57 minutes. Only a few Pokémon are collected in this run, but all gym badges are acquired before defeating the protagonist of the previous generation of Pokémon games.

The author of this movie has written very extensive details about anything regarding this movie, including even some of the mathematical formulas used by the game. As usual, we recommend reading these comments.


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GBC Pokémon: Gold Version (USA/Europe) "save glitch" in 03:14.16 by CasualPokePlayer.
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- Corrupts memory
- Genre: RPG
Pokémon: Gold, Silver and Crystal from the second generation of Pokémon, after Red Version and Blue Version. New features include full color, a new region called Johto, and 100 all new Pokémon.

In this run, CasualPokePlayer improves on the previous movie by exploiting a point in Gold. For more information, see the author's comments.

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GBC Pokémon: Silver Version (USA/Europe) in 2:54:21.2 by CasualPokePlayer & EZGames69.
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- Forgoes time-saving glitches
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- Heavy luck manipulation
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Pokémon Silver and Gold form the second generation of Pokémon, after Pokémon Red and Blue. The main differences between the generations is that the game is now in full color, and that there are 251 Pokémon instead of 151.

This movie plays through Pokémon Silver in a fairly fast manner, catching only a half dozen Pokémon in the process, but acquiring all the gym badges, and ultimately beating the protagonist of the previous generation of Pokémon games.

The authors of this movie have written very extensive details of anything regarding this movie, including even some of the mathematical formulas used by the game. As usual, we recommend reading these comments.


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GBC Pokémon: Yellow Version (USA/Europe) in 1:36:42.31 by TiKevin83.
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- Takes damage to save time
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- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Forgoes save data corruption
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
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Pokémon: Yellow Version is part of the first generation of games within its famous series, known for having a very large number of beneficial glitches. In fact, the games can be completed in less than one minute of in-game time by save data corruption as shown by this run, and completed in around 10 minutes using a more "conventional" glitch, as shown by this run. These runs break the game, and avoid much of the gameplay intended by the developers.

In contrast, this run by TiKevin83 refrains from using any memory corrupting glitches and beats the game in a little over an hour and half. The Pokédoll trick is used to skip a dungeon in the game, but that is considered a minor developer oversight and does not corrupt the memory.


The author provided video commentary for this movie that can be viewed here.


This movie has been adjusted to synchronize on the real console, as well as on the 2.3 release of Bizhawk. The resynced movie is linked alongside the main one, and is called tikevin83-pokemonyellow-consoleverified. The author provided a commentary video for this resync that can be seen here. For more information, see the canceled submission, whose movie was added in this publication.

[Tier: Moons]GBC Pokémon: Yellow Version (USA/Europe) "game end glitch" in 09:47.92 by TiKevin83.
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- Executes arbitrary code
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes save data corruption
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Pokémon: Yellow Version is part of the first generation of games within the famous series, known for having a very large number of beneficial glitches.

This movie saves 4.88 seconds over the previous run via route changes and better memory manipulation.


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[Tier: Moons]GBC Pokémon: Yellow Version (USA/Europe) "game end glitch" in 09:52.81 by TiKevin83.
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Pokémon: Yellow Version is part of the first generation of games within its famous series, known for having a very large number of beneficial glitches. In fact, the game can be completed in less than one minute of in-game time using save data corruption (as evidenced by this run), but this run avoids such techniques in favor of activating an entirely different glitch.


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GBC Pokémon: Yellow Version (USA/Europe) in 1:36:26.54 by TiKevin83.
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- Forgoes warps
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Forgoes save data corruption
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Pokémon: Yellow Version is part of the first generation of games within its famous series, known for having a very large number of beneficial glitches. In fact, the games can be completed in less than one minute of in-game time by save data corruption as shown by this run, and completed in around 10 minutes using a more "conventional" glitch, as shown by this run. These runs break the game, and avoid much of the gameplay intended by the developers.

In contrast, this run by TiKevin83 refrains from using any memory corrupting glitches and beats the game in a little over an hour and half. The Pokédoll trick is used to skip a dungeon in the game, but that is considered a minor developer oversight and does not corrupt the memory.


The author provided video commentary for this movie being played back on console that can be viewed here.

GBC Pokémon Card GB2: GR-dan Sanjou! (JPN) "game end glitch" in 01:53.41 by CasualPokePlayer.
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Pokémon Card GB2: GR-dan Sanjou! is the Japan-only sequel to Pokémon Trading Card Game. Team Great Rocket has stolen TCG Island's Pokémon cards and kidnapped the Club Masters, and you must travel to GR Island to put an end to their evil plans, by defeating them in Pokémon card duels.


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GBC Pokémon Trading Card Game (USA) in 16:42.69 by anonymous user.
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- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Pokémon Trading Card Game is the video game incarnation of the popular Pokémon Trading Card Game (Pokémon TCG). It features digital versions of the first three sets of real-life trading cards, along with exclusive cards that are not available outside of the game. Normal gameplay involves finding and battling other trainers and Masters, eventually becoming the Champion and earning the Legendary Cards.

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GBC Pokémon Trading Card Game (USA) "game end glitch" in 02:55.81 by gifvex.
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Pokémon Trading Card Game is the video game incarnation of the popular Pokémon Trading Card Game (Pokémon TCG). It features digital versions of the first three sets of real-life trading cards, along with exclusive cards that are not available outside of the game. Normal gameplay involves finding and battling other trainers and Masters, eventually becoming the Champion and earning the Legendary Cards.

However, gifvex instead decided to glitch out the first battle and confuse the game into reading deck contents as code. This allows gifvex to reach the game's credits in just under 3 minutes. For more information, see the authors' comments.

We also have a similarly short run of the sequel, Pokémon TCG2.


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GBC Spirou: The Robot Invasion (Europe) in 17:34.46 by ViGadeomes & zoboner.
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- Genre: Platform
Based on the Spirou comic, this 2-D platformer for the Game Boy Color has the hero foiling an invasion led by the evil gynoid Cyanida.

ViGadeomes and zoboner complete the task in record time by using precise movement and a number of glitches. See their comments for details.


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GBC SpongeBob SquarePants: Legend of the Lost Spatula (USA) in 05:57.98 by CoolKirby.
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- Genre: Platform
In this game featuring the famous SpongeBob SquarePants, SpongeBob stumbles upon a legendary statue that opens the way to the Dutchman’s Underworld. SpongeBob must unlock the statue and defeat the Flying Dutchman to get the Golden Spatula and become the Master Fry Cook.

Here, CoolKirby improves on the previous co-authored run by 6.04 seconds through slightly different routes, a couple of new tricks, and better optimization. For more information, see the author's comments.


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[Tier: Moons]GBC Super Mario Bros. Deluxe (USA v1.1) "You vs. Boo" in 04:54.24 by Got4n & negative seven.
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- Genre: Platform
Super Mario Bros. Deluxe (1999) is the Game Boy Color version of the original Super Mario Bros. In addition to the standard game, it features some new unlockable modes, such as a challenge mode and "You vs. Boo", where Mario must race Boo through several levels which have been modified to make them more interesting in a race.

In this movie, got4n and TehSeven complete the You vs. Boo mode, beating Boo in all eight levels, and over half a second faster than the previous run.

Note: Although this run appears to be longer than the previous movie, that run's time was calculated with an incorrect frame rate. This run is indeed faster.


This run starts from a save file that has beaten the game and collected 100,000 points in challenge mode to unlock the "You vs. Boo" mode. Runs that start from SRAM are not normally allowed; see the Movie Rules for more on this.
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GBC The Emperor's New Groove (USA) in 07:33.91 by Jules.
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The Emperor's New Groove is the companion game for the Disney movie of the same name. The game takes place after Emperor Kuzco has been turned into a llama, and your goal is to guide llama-Kuzco back to his palace in order to change him back to a human. Although this is a relatively simple platformer, Kuzco's llama form requires careful attention to fully optimize movement speed.

This run beats the previous one by over 51 seconds.


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[Tier: Moons]GBC The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX (USA v1.0) "warp glitch" in 05:13.06 by TwistedTammer.
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
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- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
Proving yet again the lengths a TAS can go in destroying a game, this run features a warping glitch that allows for severe sequence breaking. The final boss is reached within a handful of minutes and defeated with minimal weaponry.

TwistedTammer improves the previous run by 25.88 seconds.

There is a movie of this game that does not use the warp glitch.


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[Tier: Stars]GBC The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX (USA v1.0) in 27:55.02 by TwistedTammer.
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- Forgoes time-saving glitches
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
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The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX is an updated version of an older GB game which adds color, an additional dungeon, various other minor features, and a lot of bug fixes. Link, after rescuing Hyrule (again?), sets off on a journey and subsequently shipwrecks on the mysterious Koholint Island, which has been overtaken by evil monsters which he must defeat in order to find a way back home.


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GBC The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages (USA) in 1:20:44.32 by Scorpianman42.
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The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages is the time-themed counterpart to Oracle of Seasons. In it, the Oracle of Ages, Nayru, is possessed by Veran, Sorceress of Shadows. Link must travel throughout Labrynna's past and present to collect the 8 Essences of Time, power up the Harp of Ages, and defeat Veran.


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GBC The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons (USA) in 1:25:57.22 by Swordless Link & Tompa.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons is a Game Boy Color game that carries over much of the graphics from Link's Awakening. Surprisingly, much of the game engine is completely different and developed by Capcom. In it, the Oracle of Seasons, Din, is kidnapped by Onox, General of Darkness. Link must travel throughout both Holdrum and Subrosia to collect the 8 Essences of Nature, power up the Rod of Seasons, and defeat Onox.

This game has been attempted by various authors over the past 5 years. Finally, SwordlessLink, along with Tompa, who joined the project after dungeon 4, beat this legendary game in 1:25:57.21 primarily through the use of pitwalking, Pegasus Seeds, and enemy manipulation. Please see the authors' notes for more details.


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GBC Winnie the Pooh: Adventures in the 100 Acre Wood (USA) "100%" in 17:40.63 by Winslinator.
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- Best ending
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- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Board
Winnie the Pooh: Adventures in the 100 Acre Wood is an adventure game developed by NewKidCo and published by NewKidCo and Disney Interactive. It was released in North America in April 2000 for the Game Boy Color.

The game follows Winnie the Pooh as he interacts with other characters in the wood. Most of the game uses a board game structure, where the player rolls a dice and draws cards to move around on the map in an attempt to explore the wood. The game is aimed at a younger demographic and was designed to be simple. It was the first Winnie the Pooh game to be released on a video game console.

In this movie, Winslinator achieves "100% Knowledge", equivalent to 100% completion of the game, in record time.


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GB Avenging Spirit (USA/Europe) "best ending" in 08:08.25 by EZGames69 & WarHippy.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
In this port of an arcade game, the eponymous avenging spirit has been summoned by his girlfriend's father to rescue her from a crime syndicate holding her hostage.

As a ghost, the protagonist has the ability to possess enemies with a selection of different abilities, but that's rarely seen in this run.

In order to pull off the rescue, three keys are needed; these are retrieved in this run so as to obtain the best possible ending.

EZGames69 and WarHippy improve the previous TAS by 1612 frames (if emulation differences are not accounted for), thanks to better strategies and optimization.


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GB Batman: Return of the Joker (USA) in 03:44.69 by adelikat & Alyosha.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Batman returns to stop the Joker's latest insane criminal plot once again, 3.54 seconds faster than the last time! (See this submission's movie discussion for more explanation, though, of why the final time appears to be slower in this movie.)

This game is one of those grappling hook games, with which Batman can just swing through areas quickly. Different strategies for level 2 and a more optimized fight with the Joker contribute to this submission's improvement.


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GB Battletoads (USA) in 08:52.28 by Lobsterzelda.
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- Genre: Fighting
- Genre: Platform
Battletoads is a classic video game by Rare for the NES, but different versions of the game were also made for many other systems, such as the Genesis and the Game Boy. All of these games are known for their comical animation style (such as gigantic fists and boots when the toads attack) and their high difficulty, essentially requiring the player to memorize the upcoming dangers to react fast enough to survive.

In this version, the player plays as the Battletoad Zitz on a quest to rescue the other two Toads, Rash and Pimple, from the Dark Queen. This game has only 9 stages, as opposed to 12 in the NES version. However, unlike the NES version of the game, there are no warps, and there is no two-player option. There are also fewer time-saving glitches. That doesn't stop Lobsterzelda, though, from beating up tons of enemies and completing the game very quickly.

In this run, Lobsterzelda improves the predecessor movie by 1:09.46 minutes by using a new skip and tighter optimization.

For more Battletoads madness, you can also see our movies of the NES version.


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GB Black Castle (unknown) in 07:33.1 by CasualPokePlayer.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Black Castle is a homebrew game by User0x7f inspired by Castlevania and Fortress of Fear. There are 4 weapons for the player to use to fight through 4 levels of sidescroller platforming, each ending with a boss fight.

CasualPokePlayer uses the mace weapon and a bit of lag reduction to clear the castle's 4 levels in record time.


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GB Boomer's Adventure in Asmik World (USA) in 38:35.25 by MattyXB & Alyosha.
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Boomer must traverse the 8-story Tower of Zoozoon to defeat the dark lord Zoozoon himself. By digging, trapping enemies, and finding useful items such as keys and roller skates, he can regain control of ASMIK World from the clutches of the evil Zoozoon.

This is an improvement of 49.43 seconds compared to the previous publication thanks to better optimization.


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GB Catrap (USA) in 57:17.61 by MattyXB & Alyosha.
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- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Puzzle
Catrap is a platform/puzzle game where a boy and girl work through a series of 100 puzzles. This breaks a curse and returns them to human form. Completing each level involves climbing ladders and moving blocks so that each enemy can be defeated. A rewind function is present for trail+error attempts to get to the solutions. But that feature isn't needed here.

This run makes clever use of the switch mechanics. Switch can't be used immediately after defeating an enemy, so other actions are performed while the enemy falls off the screen. Attacking from the ladder is slightly faster, the author uses this and other similar tricks to help save time.

This is an improvement of 2:22.66 minutes if BIOS time is factored out.


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GB Daedalian Opus (USA) in 10:30.63 by Jigwally.
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Daedalian Opus is an early puzzle game for the Game Boy where the player must solve jigsaw puzzles with pentominoes (5-block shapes instead of the familiar 4-block tetromino). The player is awarded new pieces to use periodically to help with the more complex later levels.

Jigwally solves this game's puzzles with custom software that employs the Dancing Links algorithm to find exact covers (solutions) for each jigsaw. The author analyzed and chose the overall fastest solution for each puzzle, and completed the game in record time.


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GB Daiku no Gen-san: Robot Teikoku no Yabou (JPN) in 12:27.23 by Alyosha.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Daiku no Gen-san: Robot Teikoku no Yabou is a Gameboy platformer with some very impressive graphics and a variety of gameplay mechanics. This time around, the titular character, Gen, has to save his girlfriend from a vile robot army.

Alyosha defeats said army in record time.


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[Tier: Stars]GB Donkey Kong (JPN/USA v1.0) in 54:15.44 by DrD2k9.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Puzzle
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This version of Donkey Kong (informally known as Donkey Kong '94, due to its 1994 release date) follows the same premise as the original game from the 1980s, in that Mario is tasked with rescuing Pauline from the eponymous Donkey Kong. Besides adding over 90 additional stages to the original 4 stages, this release also introduces many new game-play mechanics which both help and hinder Mario from reaching his goal. Some of these new elements are patterned off concepts from other Mario games including Donkey Kong Jr., SMB, SMB 2 (USA), and SMB 3.

DrD2k9 throws barrels at DK and rescues Pauline in record time.


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GB Gargoyle's Quest (JPN) in 16:50.26 by CasualPokePlayer.
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- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
Gargoyle's Quest is another platform game made by Capcom, where you play as Firebrand, a gargoyle predestined to become the Red Blaze and take down King Breager.

This run beats the branch without zipping by 5:48.46 minutes.


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GB Hammerin' Harry: Ghost Building Company (JPN) in 16:40.49 by Alyosha.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Hammerin' Harry: Ghost Building Company is the sequel to Hammerin' Harry. This episode has Harry fighting more than just workers. He has to defeat an army of ghosts in a series of environments, including a construction site, a sewer, an airship, a jungle, and finally, the headquarters where he meets the evil ghost building machine.

Alyosha defeats said machine in record time.


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GB Kirby's Pinball Land (USA) in 01:55.98 by pirohiko.
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Kirby is a little round thing, and like Sonic, makes for an excellent pinball. Kirby must navigate through three boards to defeat his usual foes by knocking into them repeatedly, with the help of traditional pinball flippers.

This movie skips most of the normal pinball aspects of the game and goes right to the bosses. Clever luck manipulation is used to position them perfectly for optimal damage from Kirby.


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GB Kwirk (USA) "Going Up?" in 15:46.03 by Nitrodon, ZenicReverie & Alyosha.
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Kwirk the Chilled Tomato was exploring with his girlfriend when she suddenly disappeared! To find her, Kwirk must travel through puzzles consisting of turnstiles, pushable blocks, and pits which must be filled before crossing. Sometimes his friends are available to lend a hand.

This movie completes all 30 levels of the "Going Up?" mode.

This improved version beats the predecessor movie by 11 steps.


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GB Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge (JPN) in 16:58.11 by Tremane & Noxxa.
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- Genre: Platform
This game, also known as Rockman World (ロックマンワールド), is the first of a GB series of Mega Man games.

The Game Boy series is a little different from the NES series in that there are only four Robot Masters to fight at the start. Those four are borrowed from the NES game of the same number, while four more Robot Masters from the next NES game guard Dr. Wily’s fortress. Game Boy Wily also likes to have a backup fortress in space after his first one is beaten. Another recurring concept in the Game Boy games is a ninth robot boss unique to the game who gives you a new weapon that is usually the only weapon effective against the final boss.

The authors, Tremane and Noxxa, improved the previous movie by 1.59 seconds (disregarding the GBC bootup), thanks to better optimisation and lag reduction.

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GB Mega Man II (Europe) in 16:58.79 by Tremane & Noxxa.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
This time Wily is back, or actually forwards – in time that is; where he plans to destroy the future and bring back technology to destroy the past. Join Mega Man as he too travels to the future to prevent Wily and face his greatest enemy yet.

This run has fewer major glitches than some other Mega Man runs on this site, but it still has the same classic action, and it pulls off some very unlikely maneuvers that are enjoyable to watch.

Tremane & Noxxa beat the previous record by 16.96 seconds, mostly due to improved RNG and strategy changes.


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GB Mickey's Dangerous Chase (JPN) in 11:41.78 by EZGames69 & Memory.
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Mickey's Dangerous Chase is a simple platformer for the GameBoy. You can play as either Mickey or Minnie and the goal is to get back a present that Pete stole. The character can walk, jump, and pickup blocks and throw them. It heavily resembles Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers for the NES except with some autoscrollers with vehicles.

This run is 174 frames faster than the previous movie. The time appears longer due to more accurate loading emulation.

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GB Mouse Trap Hotel (USA) in 23:15.81 by fsvgm777.
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Mouse Trap Hotel is a Game Boy game developed by Imagineering (Who are known for the fantastic title: Bart vs. the Space Mutants) and published by Electro Brain/Milton Bradley in 1992.

The story's premise follows a mouse named Maxie who's visiting a hotel to meet up with his girlfriend. There's one small catch. The hotel is littered with mouse traps.


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GB Operation C (USA) in 10:53.35 by adelikat.
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- Genre: Shooter
The barechested alien crushing ultra macho hero is back, and he's portable this time!

This Contra game combines elements from the original Contra and Super C while adding some elements into one action packed game. Watch our hero cruise through 5 levels of steadily increasing difficulty yet still crushing those aliens in record time.

This movie is a 12 second improvement over the previous movie. Improvements come from use of the homing gun and from a bug that allows horizontal screen wrapping.


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GB Pokémon: Blue Version (USA/Europe) in 1:28:28.8 by MrWint.
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- Foregoes memory corruption
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- Genre: RPG
Pokémon is a phenomenon that made itself very famous in a short time a few years ago. Pokémon Blue is part of the first generation of the games of that series that were made.

Up until this day, thousands of Pokémon fans have analyzed the games, finding out the exact formulae of how each battle situation in these games works out, how experience and levels and everything works, and what are the most effective ways to battle.


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GB Pokémon: Blue Version (USA/Europe) in 1:29:35.61 by TiKevin83.
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- Foregoes memory corruption
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Pokémon is a phenomenon that made itself very famous in a short time a few years ago. Pokémon Blue is part of the first generation of the games of that series that were made.

Up until this day, thousands of Pokémon fans have analyzed the games, finding out the exact formulae of how each battle situation in these games works out, how experience and levels and everything works, and what are the most effective ways to battle.


There is also an alternate YouTube stream featuring audio commentary by the author on real hardware.

GB Pokémon: Blue Version (USA/Europe) "Gotta Catch 'Em All!" in 37:55.33 by luckytyphlosion.
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Pokémon: Blue Version is part of the first generation of games within its famous series, known for having a very large number of beneficial glitches. In fact, the game can be completed in less than one minute of in-game time by save data corruption as shown by this run, and it can be completed in around 10 minutes using a more "conventional" glitch, as shown by this run. These runs break the game, and avoid much of the gameplay intended by the developers.

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GB Pokémon: Blue Version (USA/Europe) in 1:29:53.19 by TiKevin83.
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Pokémon is a phenomenon that made itself very famous in a short time a few years ago. Pokémon Blue is part of the first generation of the games of that series that were made.

Up until this day, thousands of Pokémon fans have analyzed the games, finding out the exact formulae of how each battle situation in these games works out, how experience and levels and everything works, and what are the most effective ways to battle.


There is also an alternate YouTube stream featuring audio commentary by the author on real hardware.

[Tier: Moons]GB Pokémon: Blue Version (USA/Europe) "warp glitch" in 10:12.0 by gifvex.
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Pokémon: Blue Version is part of the first generation of games within its famous series, known for having a very large number of beneficial glitches. In fact, the game can be completed in less than one minute of in-game time using save data corruption (as evidenced by this run), but this run avoids such techniques in favor of activating an entirely different glitch.


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GB Pokémon: Red Version (USA/Europe) "Gotta Catch 'Em All!" in 11:18.97 by luckytyphlosion & CasualPokePlayer.
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Pokémon: Red Version is part of the first generation of games within its famous series, known for having a very large number of beneficial glitches. In fact, the game can be completed in less than one minute of in-game time by save data corruption as shown by this run, and it can be completed in around 10 minutes using a more "conventional" glitch, as shown by this run. These runs break the game, and avoid much of the gameplay intended by the developers.

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GB Prehistorik Man (USA/Europe) in 12:44.57 by CasualPokePlayer & WarHippy.
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Prehistorik Man (not to be confused with the game of the same name on the SNES, which is the sequel) was a platform game for the Game Boy, made by Titus Interactive. This game is actually a port of Prehistorik 2, which was made for MS-DOS and Amstrad CPC. Even with the major cuts out from the original PC game, Prehistorik Man seems to still be a rather faithful port, and pulled off some very interesting technical feats for the Game Boy.

CasualPokePlayer and WarHippy complete the game in record time.

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GB Solomon's Club (USA) in 22:28.02 by ninespaces.
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- Genre: Platform
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Solomon’s Club is a puzzle platform game with an old clumsy magician who has the power of creating and destroying platforms. And through that power, he saves the world. It is also the Game Boy port of the NES game "Solomon's Key".

ninespaces completes all puzzles in record time.


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GB Super Mario Land (any v1.0) in 12:08.75 by MUGG.
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Aside from Tetris, Super Mario Land is probably the most well-known cartridge for the original Game Boy. It features a marked departure from traditional Mario enemies and themes, including Sphinxes, seahorses, fists emerging from pipes, Egyptian-themed levels, Chinese-themed levels and UFO-themed levels.

This publication improves on the previous one by 4.33 seconds from a new trick that allows Mario to warp around the screen on auto-scrolling levels as well as a new strategy used to end the mandatory bonus game after each world quicker.

If you enjoyed this movie, be sure to see hard mode.


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GB Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fall of the Foot Clan (USA) in 11:50.56 by Alyosha.
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fall of the Foot Clan is the Turtles' first Game Boy game and is based on the 1987 animated TV series. The Turtles must battle against Krang and Shredder, and save April O'Neil while they're at it.

The game is a platformer with a neat player death mechanic where the player takes control of a new Turtle each time they lose a life, and can regain Turtles (lives) by collecting pizza.

Alyosha speeds up the Turtles' mission by mitigating as much of the game's copious lag as possible.


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GB The Bouncing Ball in 08:20.9 by KiwiCracker, BrunoValads & Alyosha.
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The Bouncing Ball is a homebrew Gameboy game made by HuCABBAGE for the 4th annual GBJam (2015).

In this neat little platformer with no music, thus only sound effects, you are in control of a little ball, which is constantly bouncing around. Your goal is to bounce through all the 50 unique levels by collecting every heart you can find on your way.

The authors improve the previous movie by 3.04 seconds.


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GB The Humans (USA) "Hard mode" in 30:11.05 by artbreeder.
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The Humans is a kind of a crossbreed between Lemmings and The Lost Vikings. Its gameplay consists of manipulating a number of humans with unique abilities to overcome obstacles (such as dinosaurs or Neanderthals) in order to bring a human to an exit point.

artbreeder employs a number of glitches, particularly one that allows humans to pass through solid walls, to complete the game's hard difficulty mode in record time.


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[Tier: Stars]GB Trip World (JPN) in 05:10.91 by MUGG.
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Trip World (1992) is an aptly named game developed by Sunsoft, a video game company you might know from titles like Gimmick!, Ufouria and Journey to Silius.

It follows a rabbit-like creature called Yacopu on his quest to retrieve the Maita Flower and return peace to the hearts of the people. Along the way he gains abilities like turning into a ball and a big, scary Godzilla-like rabbit.

MUGG's latest improvement is now about 30 seconds faster than the previous version, thanks to new glitches, new routes and better optimization.


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GB Tsuri Sensei (JPN) in 03:46.32 by CasualPokePlayer.
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- Genre: Sport
Tsuri Sensei is a River King-styled fishing game in which the player competes in a tournament to catch the biggest fish and score the most points.

CasualPokePlayer wins the fishing tournament in record time by buying the most expensive bait and catching the winning fish in a single attempt.


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GB Zen: Intergalactic Ninja (USA) in 14:15.8 by EZGames69.
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Zen: Intergalactic Ninja is a game made by Konami in 1992 for the Game Boy. In it, the titular character has to stop the main villain, Lord Contaminous from harming the Earth's ecological environment.

EZGames69 defeats Lord Contaminous and saves the planet in record time.

We also have a TAS of the NES version.


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Genesis Bubba 'n' Stix (USA) in 13:49.98 by maTO.
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Here's another run-of-the-mill platformer, released concurrently for the Amiga and Genesis/Mega Drive. Bubba, a delivery man for the local zoo, is abducted one day by aliens; accompanied by the appropriately-named sentient stick Stix they must try to find a way back home. As this run demonstrates, this takes a lot less time than you might expect.

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[Tier: Moons]Genesis Ecco the Dolphin (USA) in 20:44.95 by Itresad.
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- Genre: Puzzle
Ecco the Dolphin is a game where you control a fast, but hard to maneuver dolphin who travels into hostile environment to save the other dolphins after a freak waterspout storm.

This run improves the previous one through better execution, a new route and new glitches. As in the previous run, damage is avoided, as it almost always slows Ecco down. At the same time, a major new glitch allowing Ecco to go through nearly any wall was not used because the frequency of its use would make the run very repetitive.


NOTE: The sound issues are a result of inaccurate emulation.

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Genesis Madou Monogatari I (JPN) in 15:29.05 by Aqfaq.
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- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: RPG
Madou Monogatari (魔導物語) is an RPG best described as 'strange'. The game has overly cute design and the battles are probably a little different than you would expect. The story revolves around a girl who is on a quest to pass her final exam in a magic school.

A defining moment is one of the cutscenes, where a slime is encountered and suddenly defeated by a strange girl bursting through a brick wall. Then, an equally strange armored knight drops in from the ceiling and the two of them proceed to ignore you and chase each other away.

The fast completion time is achieved mostly by using a random-effect spell, which has a small chance of producing a devastating elephant stomp (yeah, really). Naturally, in a TAS, the "small chance" gets a new meaning.

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Genesis Marble Madness (USA) in 02:39.45 by SprintGod.
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The Genesis remake of Marble Madness is not directly comparable to the original. In addition to having much worse audio quality, the rules on where (and what) the marble can go (and do) are relaxed, allowing for many shortcuts not possible on the NES.

This improvement by SprintGod is 10 seconds faster than adelikat's previous version.

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Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog (any,r1) in 14:25.23 by Tee-N-Tee.
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Sonic bounces around surprisingly fast. The lack of Spin Dash makes the strategy a bit different from that of Sonic 2 and Sonic 3 & Knuckles runs, since preserving your momentum becomes a lot more important. However, this doesn't prevent the author from achieving crazy velocities even with such a significant limitation. In this run, the game is completed without collecting any emeralds.

This is the eighth run of this game, improving on the previous effort by 3.18 (of in-game time), primarily due to higher optimization.

To see a movie of this game that doesn't take advantage of zips, watch the "no zips" run by Aglar.

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Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog (any r0) in 18:07.63 by Upthorn & JXQ.
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Somewhat fast bouncing around. The lack of a spin-dash makes the strategy a bit different than the other Sonic runs, since it becomes a lot more important to preserve your momentum. Completed without collecting any emeralds.

This is the third run of this game, improving on the previous effort by nine seconds.

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Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (USA) "Competition" in 02:01.05 by nitsuja & mmarks.
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This movie showcases the competition mode of Sonic the Hedgehog 3. Here, nitsuja and mmarks aim to complete each level in the fastest time possible. This run is also the fastest anyone has completed each level in Time Attack.

We also have similar runs with Sonic and Tails, Amy, Knuckles, Tails, Knuckles ring attack, Sonic 100%, Knuckles 100% and Sonic and Tails on NewGame+.


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Genesis Streets of Rage (World) "2 players" in 19:45.45 by Mitjitsu & Mukki.
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A typical streetfighting game which spawned the popular Streets of Rage trilogy. This game is rumored to have used the same engine as Golden Axe, which is why the A button summons magic (sort of) to damage all enemies on screen, instead of doing some sort of roundhouse, like almost all other beat'em ups.

Completed on the hardest difficulty.

Compared to the previous movie, this is over 10 minutes faster. Primarily due to the use of 2-players and a glitch that skips most of the last level.

Details can be found in the authors' comments.

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Genesis Taz-Mania (World) in 06:36.37 by Aqfaq, Sonikkustar & Truncated.
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A short TAS featuring an absurdly fast character with bad sound effects in a broken game. This version is over 2 minutes faster than the previous version due to a warp glitch. This glitch allows the player to start a level at the same X and Y coordinates as the player had when the previous level ended.


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[Tier: Stars]N64 Mario Kart 64 (USA v1.0) in 20:33.32 by weatherton.
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Award - First edition TAS of 2016Award - N64 TAS of 2016Award - TAS of 2016
Mario Kart 64 is the first 3D game in the Mario Kart series, released in 1996 by Nintendo. Widely regarded as classic, it still retains a following to this day.

A run 7 years in the making, this Mario Kart 64 TAS features weatherton completing all 4 Grand Prix Cups in under 21 minutes. Due to the nature of the game, knowledge of the internal code allows for heavy RNG manipulation, getting even the most unlikely items on the first try. This and the incredible movement precision are used to create crazy shortcuts, often completing laps in mere seconds.

The submission text contains highly detailed information about the strategies of every track, the RNG manipulation and a lot of other information about the run.


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At AGDQ 2014, the Mushroom Cup of this run was presented on console, and at AGDQ 2016, the Star Cup was presented.


[Tier: Stars]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) "0 stars" in 05:03.8 by Kyman, sonicpacker, Nahoc, Moltov & SilentSlayers.
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At first there were 70 stars because Bowser demanded it. Then there were 16 stars because MIPS the rabbit demanded it. Then there was 1 star because Bowser's Sub demanded it. Now there are none because the viewers are impatient and demanded the game be quicker.

As with many other runs on this site, the goal of pure speed has resulted in the complete breaking of the game. Very little of the game's normal play remains. If you'd like to see more of what Super Mario 64 offers, see the 120 stars run.

This movie is 20 frames faster than the previous movie due to a new route and extreme optimization, explained in the submission message.

Super Mario 64 has a history of publications on this site. If you wish to see how it unfolded since the beginning, see the page SM64TASHistory. Also, if you have a hankering to see MIPs the rabbit, the 16 stars route has been improved.

Note: Higher resolution encodes are available in the thread.

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[Tier: Stars]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) "0 stars" in 05:02.25 by Snark, Kyman, sonicpacker, Mickey/VIS & ToT.
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At first there were 70 stars because Bowser demanded it. Then there were 16 stars because MIPS the rabbit demanded it. Then there was 1 star because Bowser's Sub demanded it. Now there are none because the viewers are impatient and demanded the game be quicker.

As with many other runs on this site, the goal of pure speed has resulted in the complete breaking of the game. Very little of the game's normal play remains. If you'd like to see more of what Super Mario 64 has to offer, see the "70 Stars, no BLJ" run or the "120 Stars" run.

This movie is 47 frames faster than the previous movie due to new strategies and extreme optimization, as explained in the submission text.

Super Mario 64 has a history of publications on this site. If you wish to see how it unfolded since the beginning, see the page SM64TASHistory. Also, if you have a hankering to see MIPS the rabbit, the 16 stars route has been improved.

You can also see this movie played back on a real console.

Or, if you're looking for a TAS on the Nintendo DS remake, you can watch it here.


The latter encode and torrent provides high quality encodes.

[Tier: Stars]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) "all 120 stars" in 1:20:41.52 by MKDasher, Nahoc, sonicpacker, Bauru, Eru, Goronem, Jesus, Kyman, Mokkori, Moltov, Nothing693, pasta, SilentSlayers, Snark & ToT.
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- 100% completion
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
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In a shocking twist of events, Bowser kidnaps Peach inside her own castle. Mario shows up and rains on Bowser's parade by collecting all 120 stars and winning in record time.

Numerous bugs are exploited in order to speed up Mario's progress and the physics engine is abused to its fullest.

This is an improvement of 18:08.33 over the previous movie by Rikku.

If you prefer to see the game beaten in the fastest time, then watch the "0 Stars" run.

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N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) "all 120 stars" in 1:39:02.13 by Rikku.
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In a shocking twist of events, Bowser kidnaps Peach inside her own castle. Mario shows up and rains on Bowser's parade by collecting all 120 stars and winning in record time.

Numerous bugs are exploited in order to speed up Mario's progress and the physics engine is abused to its fullest.

If you prefer to see the game beaten in the fastest time, then watch the "0 Stars" run.

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[Tier: Stars]N64 Super Mario 64 (JPN) "1 key" in 04:21.3 by Tyler Kehne, MKDasher, sonicpacker, Snark, SilentSlayers, Gaehne D, Eru, ToT, Plush & sm64expert.
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- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform

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At first there were 70 stars, because Bowser demanded it. Then there were 16 stars, because MIPS the Rabbit demanded it. Then there was 1 star, because Bowser's Sub demanded it. Then there were no stars, but 2 keys, because the door leading to the castle basement demanded it. Now there is 1 key because the viewers are impatient and demanded the game be quicker.

As with many other runs on this site, the goal of pure speed has resulted in the complete breaking of the game. Very little of the game's normal play remains. If you'd like to see more of what Super Mario 64 has to offer, see the "70 Stars, no BLJ" run or the "120 Stars" run.

This movie is 2457 frames faster than the previous movie due to the recently discovered and long sought after 'Moat Skip', new strategies and extreme optimizations made possible by parallel universes as explained in the submission text.

Super Mario 64 has a history of publications on this site. If you wish to see how it unfolded since the beginning, see the page SM64TASHistory. Also, if you have a hankering to see MIPS the rabbit, the 16 stars route has been improved.

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[Tier: Stars]N64 Super Mario 64 (JPN) "1 key" in 04:18.98 by Tyler Kehne, MKDasher, sonicpacker, Snark, SilentSlayers, Gaehne D, Eru, ToT, Plush, sm64expert, dar gos, Superdavo0001, IsaacA & Dabs.
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- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
At first there were 70 stars, because Bowser demanded it. Then there were 16 stars, because MIPS the Rabbit demanded it. Then there was 1 star, because Bowser's Sub demanded it. Then there were no stars, but 2 keys, because the door leading to the castle basement demanded it. Now there is 1 key because the viewers are impatient and demanded the game be quicker.

As with many other runs on this site, the goal of pure speed has resulted in the complete breaking of the game. Very little of the game's normal play remains. If you'd like to see more of what Super Mario 64 has to offer, see the "70 Stars, no BLJ" run or the "120 Stars" run.

This appears to be an improvement by 2.31 seconds, however if we account for emulation differences between Mupen and BizHawk, the improvement is closer to 4.90 seconds. Please read the submission notes for more information on the improvements.

Super Mario 64 has a history of publications on this site. If you wish to see how it unfolded since the beginning, see the page SM64TASHistory.

If you're looking for a TAS on the Nintendo DS remake, you can watch it here.


Since this movie was made using Mupen, with the m64 file converted to the bk2 format, you can download the original m64 file here. Timing for the m64 file is around 04:16.4.

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Full list of authors for this movie: Tyler Kehne, MKDasher, sonicpacker, Snark, SilentSlayers, Gaehne D, Eru, ToT, Plush, sm64expert, dar gos, Superdavo0001, IsaacA & Dabs.


N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) "70 stars, no Backwards Long Jump" in 42:58.52 by CeeSammerZ, coin2884, Eru, Goronem, Jesus, Kyman, Mickey/VIS, Mokkori, Moltov, Nahoc, Nekuran, Nothing693, pasta, Snark, sonicpacker & ToT.
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Rating: 9.5 (40.5 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Genre: Platform
Backwards Long Jump (BLJ) is a game breaking glitch not used in this Super Mario 64 run so that the runners can show off a variety of other lesser known glitches. Despite BLJ being banned, Mario shows that he can still collect 70 stars with ninja-like reflexes.

BLJ can be seen in the 0 Stars and 120 Stars runs.

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NES 8 Eyes (USA) "2 players" in 16:40.28 by Slotermeyer.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
8 Eyes (1990) is a Castlevania clone that was made by Thinking Rabbit, the originators of Sokoban. But, unlike Castlevania, this game is set in a post-apocalyptic future in which eight nuclear explosions almost destroyed Earth. The game features two characters—the human Orin and his falcon Cutrus—in either 1- or 2-player mode. Cutrus can attack enemies, hit switches, collect items, and generally do all sorts of useful things.

The game allows the player to recover the eight jewels in any order. The player can save time in the boss fights by choosing the optimal sequence.


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NES Abadox (USA) in 15:30.03 by NecroVMX.
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- Genre: Shooter
Abadox is a futuristic sidescrolling shooter developed by Natsume. A gigantic alien organism known as Parasitis has eaten the planet Abadox and everyone on it, including the planet's princess. With time running out, the galactic military sends their best fighter inside the alien to save her before she is digested.

In this run, NecroVMX provides plenty of entertainment during the autoscrolling sections while taking out the level-end bosses surprisingly quickly.


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NES Adventures of Lolo (USA) in 22:24.42 by Baxter, Zugzwang & Alyosha.
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- Genre: Puzzle
Adventures of Lolo (1989) was the first game of the Eggerland series that received a Western release. Interestingly, the series was developed by HAL Laboratory, who also created the Kirby series, and Eggerland protagonists Lolo and Lala make cameo appearances in Kirby games as Lololo and Lalala.

The goal of the game is to collect all of the hearts in every stage and then get the ball from the chest to open the door to the next room. Though it may seem simplistic, it remains a truly well-made puzzle. Finding optimal solutions to most of the rooms has proven to be a very nontrivial task, and every once in a while a new improvement is found.

This run improves the previous record by 0.26 seconds.

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NES Adventures of Lolo 2 (USA) in 23:15.47 by hanzou, Zugzwang, Nitrodon, Bag of Magic Food, AnS & Alyosha.
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Adventures of Lolo 2 is the second game in the popular Lolo-series.

This run aims to beat every room as fast as possible, often by strategies the game developers had not intended, including glitch abuse.

This is an improvement of 16.05 seconds over the previous movie, thanks to better optimisation.

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NES Alter Ego in 06:35.62 by aiqiyou.
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- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform
Alter Ego is an NES homebrew port of a ZX Spectrum puzzle game of the same name. You control a character who can switch places with his shadow a limited number of times in each stage. The goal is to collect all the items without touching any enemies. To further complicate matters, the blue-outlined items can only be collected by the shadow, whereas the pink-outlined items can only be collected by the main player.

This hardly stops aiqiyou, though, who barely avoids death in a number of puzzles and finishes in record time, while also improving the previous movie by 5.44 seconds.


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[Tier: Stars]NES Arkanoid (USA) "warpless" in 11:11.18 by Chef Stef.
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- Forgoes warps
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
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Arkanoid (1987) strongly resembles the arcade game Breakout (1976). In Arkanoid, the paddle is actually a spaceship, and the bricks are space walls. The goal of the game is to break through the space walls and defeat the villainous Doh in order to escape from the space labyrinth.

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

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NES A Week of Garfield (JPN) in 08:02.81 by goofydylan8.
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A Week of Garfield is a 1989 Famicom exclusive based on the comic strip character Garfield. In the game you play through levels which take place on each day of the week on your search to find Odie.

This game is surprisingly hard. Playing the game without dying (which results in a game over since you only have one life), let alone not losing any health, is extremely challenging. At times the screen is nearly filled with enemies and requires frame specific movement to avoid taking damage.

But don't worry, goofydylan8 manages to make this game look like a piece of cake and beat the console world record by 4 minutes.


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NES Balloon Fight (USA) "2 players" in 02:39.62 by Weegeechan.
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- 2 Players
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Balloon Fight is a classic NES game first released in 1984 and programmed by the late Satoru Iwata. It was first released in arcades and was later ported to the NES. The NES version came with a new mode called Balloon Trip and had some drastic level changes.

Weegeechan controls the two characters to pop the balloons of the enemies in less than 2 minutes and 40 seconds.

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NES Baseball (USA) in 08:11.06 by tormented.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Sport
Baseball is a simplistic recreation of America's pastime designed by Shigeru Miyamoto. One of the earliest NES games, it was instrumental to the success of the system in the North American market.

In this run, the Los Angeles Dodgers defeat the Oakland Athletics 1-0 in just over eight minutes. All batters are retired with just one pitch each, save for the Dodgers scoring one run in the bottom of the second.

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NES Batman (USA) in 09:13.9 by DreamYao.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
The hero of Gotham City goes against the villain of Gotham City. His fists are more powerful than any weapon in the world, but he rarely kills anyone. It's not like his enemies can hurt him anyway. After all, he's the hero, and heroes are supposed to be invincible.

DreamYao improves the previous movie by 3 seconds, thanks to better optimisation and better strategies.

Enjoy the movie, and the excellent soundtrack and graphics of this game.


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NES Batman (USA) in 09:21.93 by Aglar.
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- Forgoes time-saving damage
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The hero of Gotham City goes against the villain of Gotham City. His fists are more powerful than any weapon in the world, but he rarely kills anyone. It's not like his enemies can hurt him anyway. After all, he's the hero, and heroes are supposed to be invincible.

Here Aglar has managed to improved the previous movie by 2.5 seconds.

Enjoy the movie, and the excellent soundtrack and the graphics of this game.


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[Tier: Moons]NES Battletoads (USA) "warpless, 2 players" in 19:15.11 by Lobsterzelda.
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- 2 Players
- Uses death to save time
- 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: Fighting
- Genre: Platform
Battletoads (1991) is a futuristic beat 'em up known for its graphics and extreme difficulty. The story is that the sexy Dark Queen who wants to rule the universe has kidnapped Princess Angelica and a toad named Pimple. Two other toads, Rash and Zitz, attempt to rescue them and defeat the Dark Queen.

This run has two players and does not use warps.

As always, a bug on level 11 prevents player 2 from moving, so he gets a game over for that level. Player 1 plays level 11 alone and player 2 comes back for level 12. This is a bug in Battletoads itself.

Lobsterzelda improves the previous movie by 11.09 seconds.

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[Tier: Stars]NES Battletoads (USA) "warps, 2 players" in 10:40.61 by Lobsterzelda.
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- 2 Players
- Uses death to save time
- Uses warps
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Genre: Fighting
- Genre: Platform
Battletoads (1991) is a futuristic beat 'em up known for its graphics and extreme difficulty. The story is that the sexy Dark Queen who wants to rule the universe has kidnapped Princess Angelica and a toad named Pimple. Two other toads, Rash and Zitz, attempt to rescue them and defeat the Dark Queen.

Maybe you thought Battletoads was a game full of amphibians, but it is actually full of bugs. Those beta testers really should have spent a little more time on this game...

In this run, Lobsterzelda improves the previous movie by 4.13 seconds, thanks to better optimisation and recently found tricks. Please read the author's comments for more details.

To see the game broken even further with the use of memory corruption, watch this run.

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NES Battletoads (USA) "game end glitch" in 00:55.66 by MESHUGGAH, feos & Koh1fds.
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- Uses death to save time
- Uses warps
- Major skip glitch
- Final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Fighting
- Genre: Platform
Battletoads (1991) is a futuristic beat 'em up game known for its extreme difficulty spread over 16 difficult levels. The mechanics in the game also change drastically from level to level, making the game one of the hardest and most varied for the NES.

In this game, the second most diabolical evil genius in the universe, The Dark Queen, has kidnapped Princess Angelica and Pimple - a battletoad. Rash and Zitz must save them by traveling through the most insane multilevel set of plans ever designed. This includes falling down huge shafts, racing through obstacle courses at breakneck speeds, riding on snakes through a massive maze of spikes, passing through a killer ventilation system, navigating through a missile defense system, climbing a never ending revolving tower, and much much more. Along the way, the Battletoads must also face off against an evil army of robots, genetically engineered rodents, and The Dark Queen herself.

In order to make the game a bit easier, its creators embedded some secret warp zones to skip a few early levels in their entirety. But that simply wasn't good enough for MESHUGGAH, feos & Koh1fds; they decided to travel directly to level 3, where they invent their own warp and skip right to the grand finale. They took a glitch found in this TAS and exploited it even further, to the point where the Dark Queen just gives up and returns Angelica and Pimple, going off to hatch an even more evil plan for next time. The glitch is done by breaking the game execution and sending it right to the game ending.

This run conquers the predecessor movie by 0.84 seconds by using a more accurate core and a newly discovered void jump trick.


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[Tier: Stars]NES Bionic Commando (USA) in 12:25.62 by nEilfox, Alyosha & Challenger.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Bionic Commando (1988) is a platform game with a hero who can't jump, but can quickly latch onto objects with his bionic arm. The name of the original (Japanese) version of the game literally translates to The Resurrection of Hitler: Top Secret. Nintendo censored the Nazi references for the North American version.

This is an improvement of 56.28 seconds over the previous movie, mainly thanks to a new trick in Area 12 where if damage is taken from an enemy at the same frame one would normally take damage from a barrier, one'd pass through the barrier, assuming the player's position is correct.

For more swinging goodness, check out these runs of the Game Boy and arcade versions. There is also an "all items" run which completes the optional stages as well.

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NES Bonk's Adventure (USA) in 17:07.96 by Memory.
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- Genre: Platform
Bonk's Adventure is a simplified port of the PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16 game of the same name to the NES. It features Bonk adventuring to save Princess Za from the evil King Drool. This version of the game has some different stage layouts and some changed mechanics from its PCE counterpart.

Memory defeats King Drool in record time.

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NES Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers (USA) "1 player" in 09:54.37 by Aglar.
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- One player in a multiplayer game
- Takes damage to save time
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Chip 'n Dale - Rescue Rangers is based on the animated TV series. In this ridiculously easy and straightforward game, the Rangers look for their neighbor's kitty and end up fighting against their old nemesis, Fat Cat.

Aglar improved Genisto's movie by 1.81 seconds, by using different routes and by improving the zip method. You can check out the author's comments to learn more about the improvements.


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NES Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers (USA) "2 players" in 09:25.73 by dragonxyk.
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This run illustrates very well the advantage of using two-player mode. Much faster than the single-player version, Chip and Dale carry each other, throw each other, abuse balloons and zip as they once again go after Fat Cat.

The improvement by dragonxyk comes now with Chip and Dale zipping on each other.

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NES Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers 2 (USA) "2 players" in 11:04.65 by dragonxyk.
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Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers 2 is quite an improvement over the original Chip 'n Dale in terms of graphics and a whole lot of other things. Thankfully, the original game's solid controls haven't been changed. The plot of this game is that Fat Cat has stolen the Pharaoh's Urn and wants to use its power (for evil purposes, of course).

Like the first movie, a two-player run makes for some interesting things, like Chip and Dale carrying each other around, and heavy abuse of death to take advantage of balloons. By killing off one character, he respawns on a floating balloon, thus going ahead of the other character. Unlike the first, however, this run frequently destroys bosses by using one of the characters as a weapon. Only in the Chip 'n Dale series can such apparently irrational action be justified.

This movie, the second submission for this game by dragonxyk, is a 18.55-second improvement over the previous movie. See here for a run with just Chip.

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NES Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers 2 (USA) "2 players" in 10:04.94 by fcxiaopengyou & dragonxyk.
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Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers 2 is quite an improvement over the original Chip 'n Dale in terms of graphics and a whole lot of other things. Thankfully, the original game's solid controls haven't been changed. The plot of this game is that Fat Cat has stolen the Pharaoh's Urn and wants to use its power (for evil purposes, of course).

fcxiaopengyou & dragonxyk improved the previous run by 58.62 seconds via new glitches, lag reduction, and enemy manipulation. See here for a run with just Chip.

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NES Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers 2 (USA) "1 player" in 15:13.79 by feos.
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Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers 2 is quite an improvement over the original Chip 'n Dale in terms of graphics and a whole lot of other things. Thankfully, the original game's solid controls haven't been changed. The plot of this game is that Fat Cat has stolen the Pharaoh's Urn and wants to use its power (for evil purposes, of course).

This run only uses Chip. It's an improvement of 1:19.40 over the previous "1 player" publication, through careful optimization, some new tricks and manipulating the bosses.

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For a 2-player run of the same game, see [1028] NES Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers 2 (USA) "2 players" by dragonxyk in 11:04.65.


NES Clash at Demonhead (USA) in 18:09.22 by Randil.
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Clash at Demonhead is a complex game to say the least. There are over 40 levels in the game, and they are all connected to each other. In the network of levels, the player must control Billy "Big Bang" Blitz to find 6 medallions and then rescue the kidnapped professor. This is no simple task. To make things even harder for a (tool-assisted) speedrunner, there are items available that greatly increase the player's speed, but in return cost money. This means that the route and strategy must be carefully planned.

This movie certainly does not lack speed or complexity, and is especially entertaining if you have played the game and know how hard it is. In this run, Randil improves the previous movie by over 4 minutes primarily thanks to a new trick that allows you to use the Power Boots for twice as long. As a result, he doesn't need to shop as much, allowing him to forgo the detour to Route 22 in order to exchange his gold for money.


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NES Cocoron (JPN) in 13:42.76 by klmz.
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Cocoron is a game for the Famicom released exclusively in Japan in 1991. The game lets the player create customizable characters to play with, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. The first half of the game can be played in any order featuring unique entrance and exit sections.

klmz, using three characters he created, completes the game in record time.

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[Tier: Moons]NES Darkwing Duck (USA) "pacifist, no subweapons" in 12:35.66 by feos.
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The city of St. Canard is plagued by an unseen crime wave. The intelligence agency S.H.U.S.H. suspects that the shady organization F.O.W.L. and their valued operative Steelbeak are its causes. The caped superhero Darkwing has made quite some enemies in the criminal circles thanks to his past heroic deeds, and now the entire city has to pay for that. Naturally, the valiant duck is determined to travel through the dangerous streets of St. Canard, defeat his foes, and foil Steelbeak's plans.

Darkwing Duck is a side-scrolling platform game featuring the titular character from the Disney television series. The gameplay is similar to Duck Tales, also resembling Mega Man games in many ways. Darkwing's default weapon is a gas gun; special adapters that modify its functions can be collected during exploration. By using his cape, Darkwing is able to deflect some of the enemy projectiles. Weapons can be changed via a sub-screen.

For a "pacifist" type of completion, this run avoids killing enemies (they might also have dropped health refills, so health management is mandatory), and to offer maximum variety in addition to the any% version, doesn't use the subweapons (yet to save a single enemy's life, a single arrow is used). It offers some fresh action and manipulation on bosses, but can't be done entirely along with pacifist, so feos has to use a single arrow to save a single enemy's life.

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[Tier: Stars]NES Darkwing Duck (USA) in 10:59.5 by AnS & Randil.
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Darkwing Duck (1992) is a platformer somewhat similar to Mega Man in gameplay and difficulty. The arrow gun allows the player to climb up walls and use creative shortcuts so that the absolute shortest route can be taken. In case you are wondering why the character keeps on jumping so much, it is because he has to wait a short amount of time before being able to walk. With constant jumping these stops can be avoided.

This movie is a joint venture between AnS and Randil to improve the previous run by Walker Boh, resulting in 35.7 seconds saved through means of extensive optimization, luck manipulation and lag removal. We recommend reading the authors' comments for more details.

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NES David Crane's A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia (USA) in 01:19.14 by MESHUGGAH, Zephyrz & Aglar.
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A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia (1989) is a popular, whimsical game in which a shapeshifting blob (named Blobert) from the planet Blobolonia teams up with an Earth boy to overcome obstacles on both planets and to defeat Blobolonia's evil emperor.

This movie is 22.59 seconds faster than the previous one thanks to a couple of route changes and some new tricks.

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NES David Crane's A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia (USA) in 01:41.73 by Kyman, SilentSlayers & Aglar.
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A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia (1989) is a popular, whimsical game in which a shapeshifting blob (named Blobert) from the planet Blobolonia teams up with an Earth boy to overcome obstacles on both planets and to defeat Blobolonia's evil emperor.

This movie is 14.96 seconds faster than the previous version by Aglar, by using a new route.

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NES Disney's DuckTales (USA) in 07:04.73 by Aglar & MESHUGGAH.
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Duck Tales is a classic game in which Scrooge has to collect treasures from all over the world. Some of the levels are not completely straightforward, and collecting items is sometimes necessary before proceeding. His cane also doubles as an almighty pogo stick that can be used in various ways, which makes jumping a lot more fun.

This is the sixth TAS of Duck Tales. Minor improvements and refined strategies here and there contributed around an additional half second of improvement.

This is a 0.58 second improvement over the previous movie due to general optimizations including lag reduction and subpixel optimization.

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NES Disney's DuckTales 2 (USA) in 08:41.29 by feos & MESHUGGAH.
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Scrooge McDuck is advanced in years, he travels around the lake with Niagara on one side and Scotland on another, and beats money out of half-transparent bosses. He hides in the sand and rides the vertex, gets lightning strikes and beats liquid D-1000 robot with his little toe. He also jumps on his pogo stick like he has dementia. Or maybe all that is just a fancy of his senile mind?

The authors, feos and MESHUGGAH, complete the game 3.66 seconds faster than the previous movie by adelikat by minimizing lag, general optimization and some new tricks.

This movie does not get the best (100%) ending, but also does not get the worst (no money).

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NES Disney's The Little Mermaid (USA) in 06:41.32 by McBobX.
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The Little Mermaid is a simple game based on the movie of the same name. You control the mermaid Ariel as she swims through several stages and beats up bosses by tossing fish encapsulated in bubbles.

Normally, shooting bubbles stops Ariel, so a speedrun would try to avoid all the enemies. However, the author manages to fire shots with little movement delay thanks to a glitch involving turning around. Luck manipulation is also used to beat the bosses quite quickly. For more details, see the submission comments.

In this run, McBobX, improves upon the previous version by 7 seconds.


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NES Disney's The Little Mermaid (USA) in 06:37.58 by Jigwally.
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The Little Mermaid is a simple game based on the movie of the same name. You control the mermaid Ariel as she swims through several stages and beats up bosses by tossing fish encapsulated in bubbles.

In this run, Jigwally, improves upon the previous movie by 3.74 seconds.


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NES Dizzy the Adventurer (USA) in 07:49.67 by alden.
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The Dizzy series of computer games was one of the most successful computer game brands of the late eighties. They were all based around a central figure, an intelligent egg-like creature called Dizzy.

Dizzy the Adventurer is an enhanced NES port of the sixth game in the series, Dizzy: Prince of the Yolkfolk, completed fast by the use of creative routes and of course, maximum speed.

There is also a run of the second game in the series, Treasure Island Dizzy.


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NES Donkey Kong (JPN/USA) in 01:08.67 by Phil.
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Donkey Kong is a classic game that has been challenged plenty of times at this site, by many players. This competitive spirit has made for some "perfect" runs. Yet each time someone manages to squeeze just a bit more out of it.

This latest completion by Phil beats the previous movie by 11 frames by carefully optimizing Jumpman's movement pattern.


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NES Double Dragon (USA) in 08:50.28 by Alyosha.
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Set in a post-apocalyptic New York, Double Dragon is the story of Billy and Jimmy Lee, twin brothers trained in the fighting style of Sou-Setsu-Ken. Together, they manage a small martial arts training school, teaching their students in self-defense. One day, Billy's girlfriend, Marian, is kidnapped off the street by the "Black Warriors", a savage street gang led by a man named Willy. The Black Warriors demand the Lee brothers disclose their martial arts secrets in exchange for Marian's freedom. The Lee brothers set out on a rescue mission to crush the Black Warriors and save Marian.

Released on many systems, this game was so popular that they even released it for cellular phones and made a board game. Even a Hollywood movie has been made.

Alyosha improves the previous publication by 7.19 seconds, thanks to a completely different experience route in order to get the elbow attack earlier in Mission 4.


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NES Double Dragon (USA) in 08:57.47 by Phil.
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Even the most unconventional means of fighting are nothing uncommon on this website, as shown in the screenshot. This is Phil's fifth movie of Double Dragon, now 38 seconds faster than the previous version.

Released on many systems, this game was so popular that they even released it for cellular phones and made a board game. Even a Hollywood movie has been made.

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NES Double Dragon II: The Revenge (USA, PRG1) "1 player" in 09:17.78 by xipo.
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Double Dragon 2 is a beat'em-up game starring Billy (or Bimmy, depending on the game version) and Jimmy Lee in a quest to get revenge on a gang for killing Billy's girlfriend. Their journey starts on city streets, but it eventually goes to a variety of places like a helicopter, a dark forest, a haunted mansion, and a final fight bordering on the supernatural. You must play the hardest difficulty, Supreme Master, in order to reach the true final boss.

One interesting feature of the game is that some very powerful moves can only be used from a crouching position, usually after landing from a jump or getting up from a knockdown. This is why you see the player jump so frequently.

This run by xipo plays the game with only 1 player. It is slower than the two-player run largely because it can't use tricks like the two players hitting each other with flying knees. However, there are still some interesting tricks and strategies in this movie well worth watching.

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NES Double Dragon II: The Revenge (USA) "2 players" in 08:21.61 by xipo.
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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 xipo is 18.51 seconds faster than the previous effort by adelikat. Most of the improvement came from better application of glitches.

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.


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[Tier: Moons]NES Dr. Mario (JPN/USA) in 01:12.83 by CtrlAltDestroy.
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Tired of being mocked by the viruses, Dr. Mario switched to his "fast-acting" and "extra strength" medication. The viruses never knew what hit them.

This video beats Level 20, Speed Hi of Dr. Mario in record time. Don't blink, or you might miss the twist ending.

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NES Dr. Mario (JPN/USA) "all levels" in 05:43.0 by poco_cpp, inari80000 & tas_suki.
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Tired of being mocked by the viruses, Dr. Mario switched to his "fast-acting" and "extra strength" medication. The viruses never knew what hit them.

poco_cpp, inari80000 and tas_suki improve the previous TAS by 37.76 seconds, thanks to better virus layouts and improved strategies.

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NES Dragon Warrior II (USA) in 44:32.5 by TheAxeMan.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Dragon Warrior is an epic RPG series which now spans 11 games across many systems. The second game greatly expands on the first to include a party of three heroes (all descendents of Erdrick and the hero of DW1) and battles that may include many enemies.
The world is much bigger and there are many big dungeons to explore as well. Luckily there are new abilities and items to make this easier. Enemies can randomly drop items when defeated and there is a lottery which is the precursor to the casinos which appear in each later DW game.

TheAxeMan improves the previous TAS by 1 minute and 52.5 seconds, thanks to new glitches and better optimisation. Please read the author's comments and the commentary subtitles in the encodes for more details.


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NES Driar in 05:14.45 by MESHUGGAH.
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- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform
Driar is a homebrew game created in 2012 by David Eriksson and Stefen Adolfsson. It is notable for being an homage to classic NES games with no modern influences whatsoever. No score, no save points, no passwords, no timers, no plot, no hub-world; just a series of single screen levels for you to carefully complete, in order, or until your 10 lives are used up.

In this run, MESHUGGAH moves the eponymous dinosaur through all 38 levels and beats the game in record time.


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NES EarthBound Beginnings (USA) in 47:56.08 by Nitrodon.
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- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Unofficial game
- Genre: RPG
EarthBound Beginnings is the first game in the Mother/EarthBound series, known simply as Mother in Japan. It was localized for a 1990 US release, but wasn't released outside Japan until 2015. During that time, the original localized title, "EarthBound", was used for the English release of Mother 2.

Long referred to as "EarthBound Zero" by fans, the game was finally given an official title for its Wii U eShop release.

This movie is done on the US prototype, which does not have the "bread crumbs" glitch used in our other movie of the game. It does, however, have a run button, which means this movie may seem faster at times, even though it's a lot longer.


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NES EarthBound Beginnings (JPN) "warp glitch" in 22:59.91 by chatterbox.
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- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
This is the Japanese version of EarthBound Beginnings (also known as Mother). As the first version of the game, it has a number of useful glitches. This run abuses the way the game handles the "Bread crumbs" item to warp off the edge of reality and casually walk straight into the final boss's lair 7.93 seconds faster than the previous run.

We also have a more normal run of the localized version, which doesn't include this glitch.


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[Tier: Stars]NES Excitebike (JPN/USA) in 05:29.44 by Lord Tom.
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- 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.


All encodes for this movie feature commentary in the form of soft subtitles.


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NES Fantasy Zone (JPN) in 03:57.31 by The8bitbeast.
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Fantasy Zone is a short, colorful arcade port which somewhat uniquely is a shooter that does not autoscroll! Since there are no levels to scroll through, the boss battles start when eight of the enemy bases have been destroyed.

In this run, The8bitbeast saved 9.35 seconds over the previous movie by using different weapons and optimizing the shopping portions of the game. The submission notes explain the improvements in greater detail.


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NES Final Fantasy (JPN) "game end glitch" in 01:36.47 by AmaizumiUni, Spikestuff, & DJ Incendration.
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The world is veiled in darkness. Winds don't blow, the seas are stormy, and the earth rots. All people can hope for is that the ancient prophecy will be finally fulfilled. "When the world is veiled in darkness, four warriors will come..." And indeed, they come - the four characters you have previously chosen. Their first quest is to free a princess from the evil knight Garland, and then the real journey begins.

... or that was the intention, anyway. Instead, the heroes walk up and down a castle staircase 32 times in a row and the universe, mysteriously satisfied with their short journey, ends the game. The authors of this TAS improve on the predecessor movie by a whopping 5:21.77 minutes by avoiding the need for a boss fight entirely.


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NES Final Fantasy (JPN) "stairs glitch" in 06:58.25 by TheAxeMan, Inzult & Gyre.
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The world is veiled in darkness. Winds don't blow, the seas are stormy, and the earth rots. All people can hope for is that the ancient prophecy will be finally fulfilled. "When the world is veiled in darkness, four warriors will come..." And indeed, they come - the four characters you have previously chosen. Their first quest is to free a princess from the evil knight Garland, and then the real journey begins.

... or that was the intention, anyway. Instead, the heroes walk up and down some stairs, talk to a random person in the castle, and the final boss conveniently shows up.


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NES Galf (unknown) in 01:16.91 by Wipeoutjack7.
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- Unofficial game
- Genre: Sport
Galf is a homebrew NES title from 2017. It originated as a mini-game featured in Golf Story for Nintendo Switch, where the player can play a retro style golf game. A limited release of Galf for NES was released by Limited Run Games, around the same time Golf Story had a physical release.

The game has 9 holes in total, with one of those holes being exclusive to the NES version. The Gameplay is similar to NES Golf with the only different being no view of the golfer themself.

Watch as Wipeoutjack7 soars through each course in record time!


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NES Ghosts 'n Goblins (USA) in 08:04.45 by DreamYao.
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- Genre: Platform
Ghosts 'n Goblins (1986) begins with a normal scene: a half-naked knight is on a date in a graveyard with a princess. Suddenly, a demon appears and abducts the princess! The knight quickly suits up and makes rapid progres (sic) through the demon world in an attempt to rescue his royal girlfriend.

DreamYao manages to improve the previous run by 3.1 seconds, thanks to better optimization.

In Japan, this game is known as 魔界村 (Makaimura or "Demon World Village").


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NES Ghosts 'n Goblins (USA) in 08:07.55 by Arc & Koh1fds.
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Ghosts 'n Goblins (1986) begins with a normal scene: a half-naked knight is on a date in a graveyard with a princess. Suddenly, a demon appears and abducts the princess! The knight quickly suits up and makes rapid progres (sic) through the demon world in an attempt to rescue his royal girlfriend.

Arc and newcomer Koh1fds manage to improve the previous run by 10.48 seconds, thanks to recently discovered strategies in Stages 5 and 6. See the authors' comments for more details.

In Japan, this game is known as 魔界村 (Makaimura or "Demon World Village").

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NES Gimmick! (JPN) in 04:24.61 by Aglar, Hotarubi & Samsara.
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- Takes damage to save time
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Gimmick! (1992) is another gem from Sunsoft, the company that brought us Ufouria and Journey to Silius. It was only released in Japan and Scandinavian countries, but eventually achieved something of a cult status thanks to its refined gameplay, as well as exceptional music and graphic design.

The plot follows a green toy on a quest to rescue a little girl from the clutch of other toys, who were rightfully upset at her forsaking them in favor of our protagonist. What these other toys can't do, however, is conjure stars to use them both as projectiles and very effective transportation devices!

This venture between Aglar, Hotarubi and Samsara improves the previous movie by 46.95 seconds thanks to a new zipping glitch that skips most of Stage 5 and a new clip that skips most of Stage 6. This run doesn't collect the special items required to access the 7th level, and thus gets a bad ending. However, we have another run that attains the best ending for your viewing pleasure!

This run has been console verified using micro500's TASLink replay device (3.5 ms timing window).


[Tier: Stars]NES Gimmick! (JPN) "100%" in 07:44.45 by Aglar & Hotarubi.
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- Best ending
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
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- Genre: Platform
A short Japanese game about a small green toy who can summon stars to help him defeat monsters and to use them as platforms to reach high places and travel fast.

In this movie, the authors collect all of the items to enter the secret 7th level after the boss at the end of the 6th level, and do so 2 minutes and 15 seconds faster than the previous movie.

The game cartridge of Gimmick! contains a special microchip, FME7, which extends the number of sound channels in the game from 5 to 8, creating a more melodic soundtrack than in most other NES games.

If you like this, be sure to check out the other run of this game, which skips the secret items.


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[Tier: Stars]NES Gradius (JPN) in 10:52.35 by adelikat.
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Uses death to save time
- Uses warps
- Genre: Shooter
In this run, adelikat picks up maximum speed upgrades and has fun with perfect reflexes, much like the previous movie. That is certainly something nice to do, because the game scrolls automatically and the player cannot affect the speed. However, the point of this movie is not just to beat this game as fast as possible, but rather to do all kinds of unpredictable and awe-inspiring things rarely seen in any TAS — without losing time. See for yourself.

This is probably one of the best illustrations on how to create art out of a simplistic and otherwise uninteresting game to watch.

What is also different about this movie is an extra warp which significantly shortens the game, and the use of a new tool (input macro) as described in the submission text. Bots are occasionally used to generate pseudorandom input while still avoiding death.

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NES Hammerin' Harry (JPN) in 06:45.9 by Bloopiero.
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Hammerin' Harry is a pretty simple platformer. Armed with a big hammer, you make your way through 5 levels, and the first 3 levels have bonus levels as well. At the end of each level there is a boss, and in some levels, there are also mini-bosses. In short, this game is a "normal" platformer, you won't have a hard time figuring out what's going on.

Bloopiero improves on the previous movie by 12.91 thanks to many new tricks and skips, boss fights done in half the time, and major lag reduction.


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[Tier: Moons]NES Hard Relay Mario (JPN/USA) in 08:14.95 by HappyLee.
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- Genre: Puzzle
Notable for once being one of the hardest Super Mario Bros. hacks ever made, Hard Relay Mario (2004) is more like a puzzle game with its cryptic and difficult level layouts.

In this run, made over the course of two and a half years, watch as HappyLee abuses the game engine to its fullest, finishing the game in the time it would normally take to get past the first few obstacles.

To see the game as it was meant to be played, you can also watch HappyLee beat the original game in his "warps" and "warpless" runs.

Note: Due to how similar Air 2 is to this game, this game obsoletes it as it is overall more entertaining to watch.

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NES Hokuto no Ken 3: Shinseiki Souzou: Seiken Retsuden (JPN) "game end glitch" in 01:15.26 by AmaizumiUni.
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- Genre: RPG
Hokuto no Ken 3: Shinseiki Souzou: Seiken Retsuden (北斗の拳3 新世紀創造 凄拳列伝) is the third Hokuto no Ken game released by Toei for the Famicom. Unlike previous installments, which are beat-em-ups, it is an RPG which focuses on the beginning of the manga up until the Asura arc.

AmaizumiUni, however, skips basically all of the story by exploiting a glitch.


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NES Hudson's Adventure Island II (USA) in 22:22.41 by red-crowned-crane & hellagels.
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The second in a series of Hudson's Adventure Island games. Much like its predecessor, it's extremely straightforward but by no means easy.

This run is 12.61 seconds faster than the previous thanks to a new glitch.

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NES Hudson's Adventure Island II (USA) in 22:37.23 by Baxter.
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The second in a series of Hudson's Adventure Island games. Much like its predecessor, it's extremely straight-forward but by no means easy.

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NES Hudson's Adventure Island III (USA) in 18:20.75 by fcxiaopengyou.
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The Adventure Island game series is known for its extreme straightforwardness. Regardless, the games are pretty fast-paced so if you have some free time on your hands, shut down your brain and watch this carefree TAS.

This is a 1343 frame improvement to the previous movie of this game.

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NES Hudson's Adventure Island III (USA) in 18:19.92 by J.Y.
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The Adventure Island game series is known for its extreme straightforwardness. Regardless, the games are pretty fast-paced so if you have some free time on your hands, shut down your brain and watch this carefree TAS.

This is a 50 frame improvement to the previous movie of this game.


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NES Hydlide (USA) in 05:11.62 by dunnius.
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Hydlide is an old and somewhat notorious game, mostly because it has very strange gameplay mechanics. For the first part of the game, walking consumes health, and the character must stop every now and then to regain it.

This is one of the few games (the only one?) where the level grinding sequences are actually entertaining, while the boss fights aren't. Hitting a boss decreases your own health as well as the boss's, after which there is much waiting for more health until you can hit him again.

This is an improvement of 3:54.79 over the previous TAS, due to overall better levelling strategy and route planning.

There is also a submitted TAS that uses codes and removes the need to level grind or wait for health.

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NES Inversion (1.4) in 05:18.91 by MESHUGGAH & jhztfs.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Puzzle
A boy named Satoshi suffers from a unique type of color blindness — he can only see in black and white. However, he also has a special ability to turn solid objects intangible and vice versa! But despite the amazing power he holds, Satoshi only wants to see like a normal boy. He seeks out an answer to his vision problem in a mystical manor called the Denine Devil Mansion, where he meets a scientist who offers him a game. If Satoshi wins, he might gain the ability to see in color. With that goal in mind, Satoshi accepts the offer and begins the Inversion game.

In each level, Satoshi must collect all of the keys to open the door to the next map. He can use his special ability to change the solidity of all objects in the level and reveal solutions to the game's many puzzles. Springs, moving platforms, vertical conveyor belts and levers can also be used to his advantage.

In this run, MESHUGGAH & jhztfs use a few tricks and a lot of precise movement to help Satoshi beat the game in record time. This run is 5.94 seconds faster than the previous version by MESHUGGAH.


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NES Inversion (1.4) "Extra world" in 01:16.44 by MESHUGGAH & jhztfs.
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Inversion is a homebrew game created by Lucas "Dizzy9" Kur. The goal of the game is to collect all of the keys from each map to open a door leading to the next level. The game also features a more challenging level set called the "Extra World", accessible by entering a password.

Here, MESHUGGAH and jhztfs play through the Extra World, using a few tricks and glitches as well as precision to beat this mode as quickly as possible. This run is faster than MESHUGGAH's previous version by 1.43 second.

We also have a run of Inversion's main mode.


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NES Ironsword: Wizards & Warriors II (USA) in 07:14.32 by Aglar, Randil, Alyosha, rchokler, Samsara.
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The valiant knight Kuros, who has now grown eyeballs on the outside of his helmet, must again fight off the evil wizard Malkil. This task is accomplished mainly by finding an artifact in every level, giving it to a corresponding oversized animal to get into the level boss' lair, and promptly beating him up with a level-specific attack spell. However, this run manages to use a glitch to keep the attack spell for several levels instead of losing it at the level's end.

This is an improvement of 1 minute and 14.41 seconds over the previous TAS, thanks to much better optimization. The final boss fight was especially improved thanks to a frame war between several of the authors.

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NES Ironsword: Wizards & Warriors II (USA) in 08:28.73 by Scubed.
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The valiant knight Kuros, who has now grown eyeballs on the outside of his helmet, must again fight off the evil wizard Malkil. This task is accomplished mainly by finding an artifact in every level, giving it to a corresponding oversized animal to get into the level boss' lair, and promptly beating him up.

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NES Journey to Silius (USA) in 09:29.71 by jlun2 & klmz.
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- Takes damage to save time
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A fast-paced action platformer from Sunsoft with similarities to both Mega Man and Blaster Master. What could go wrong with a mix like that?

This movie shaves a cool 1.38 seconds of input time over the previously published run. (The actual time improvement is slightly greater because this movie plays at a slightly higher framerate than the previous movie. This difference does not cause any changes in gameplay, though.)


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NES Journey to Silius (USA) in 10:12.3 by JXQ.
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A fast-paced action platformer from Sunsoft with similarities to both Megaman and Blaster Master. What could go wrong with a mix like that!

This is a 13-second improvement to the previous author's movie.

This run played on a real NES


NES Journey to Silius (USA) in 11:12.22 by Dan_.
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A fast-paced platform game somewhat similar to megaman.

This improves the previous run from Exim by over 2 minutes.

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NES Journey to Silius (USA) in 10:25.12 by Shinryuu.
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A fast-paced action platformer from Sunsoft with similarities to both Megaman and Blaster Master. What could go wrong with a mix like that!

Shinryuu's movie is almost a minute faster than the previous version, which is a big deal when the game is as short and as straightforward as this one.

This run played on a real NES


NES Journey to Silius (USA) in 09:32.03 by klmz.
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A fast-paced action platformer from Sunsoft with similarities to both Megaman and Blaster Master. What could go wrong with a mix like that!

This is a ~40-second improvement to the previous author's movie, due to a discovery of a faster way to move.

This run played on a real NES


NES Journey to Silius (USA) in 08:49.86 by Zakem66.
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A fast-paced action platformer from Sunsoft with similarities to both Mega Man and Blaster Master. What could go wrong with a mix like that?

This movie shaves a cool 39.85 seconds of input time over the previously published run.


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NES Kiwi Kraze: A Bird-Brained Adventure! (USA) in 02:10.93 by J.Y.
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- Uses warps
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In this game, also known as The NewZealand Story, you control a kiwi bird and rescue other kiwi birds trapped within the level. There are numerous warps, used to cut this game many minutes short of its expected completion time.

The ceiling and wall physics are very similar to Bubble Bobble, which means some of them can be passed through when you wouldn't expect it. In addition to this, there is a glitch that sends you through the floor, saving a lot of time in the final stages.


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NES Lizard (USA) in 20:53.85 by juef.
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Put on a lizard and go for an adventure!

Choose your lizard carefully. You can find six different ones scattered across the land, each with its own special ability.

You'll need these abilities as you make your difficult journey through many dangerous places. Carefully hop your way to the top of an active volcano. Surf down a surging river. Swim an underwater lake. Ascend a snowy mountaintop. What kind of strange creatures will you meet? Can you unravel the mysteries of Lizard?

juef completes the game in record time.

This run was console verified using micro500's TASLink replay device (with a 3.5 ms window per frame).


NES Lizard in 18:03.98 by juef.
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Put on a lizard and go for an adventure!

Choose your lizard carefully. You can find six different ones scattered across the land, each with its own special ability.

You'll need these abilities as you make your difficult journey through many dangerous places. Carefully hop your way to the top of an active volcano. Surf down a surging river. Swim an underwater lake. Ascend a snowy mountaintop. What kind of strange creatures will you meet? Can you unravel the mysteries of Lizard?

juef improves his previous TAS by 35.84 seconds, thanks to a new route.


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NES Marble Madness (USA) in 02:43.01 by Aglar.
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Marble Madness is an isometric game similar in its style to Snake Rattle 'n Roll. The objective in these two games is quite different, though. In this game, the player must roll a marble from one point to another. This is, of course, not as easy as it sounds, and certainly not as easy as it looks in this movie.

Aglar improved adelikat and Deign's movie by 5.10 seconds.

A second encode is available using a camera hack to focus on the marble, which subtly alters the gameplay. Also, you can see this movie played back on an actual NES!


NES Marble Madness (USA) in 02:42.07 by Aglar & LeKukie.
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Marble Madness is an isometric game similar in its style to Snake Rattle 'n Roll. The objective in these two games is quite different, though. In this game, the player must roll a marble from one point to another. This is, of course, not as easy as it sounds, and certainly not as easy as it looks in this movie.

This run is 0.94 seconds faster than the previous record.

A second encode is available using a camera hack to focus on the marble, which subtly alters the gameplay.


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NES Mario's Time Machine! (USA) in 07:26.51 by EZGames69.
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- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Puzzle
Mario's Time Machine! is an NES game developed by Radical Entertainment and published by The Software Toolworks in 1994. In it, Mario has to retrieve the items stolen by Bowser and restore them to the respective time periods and save Yoshi.

EZGames69 saves Yoshi in record time.


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NES Mega Man (JPN) "game end glitch" in 00:32.11 by pirohiko & FinalFighter.
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- Major skip glitch
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- Executes arbitrary code
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Mega Man is the first game in the famous series that now comprises games on many different systems as well as several television shows and comic books.

While the other run of this game uses lots of tricks to reach the ending impressively quickly, pirohiko and FinalFighter decided it just wasn't fast enough. In this run, they manipulate an object to appear which allows them to execute arbitrary code and warp to the credits, all using only controller input. For an advanced explanation of how it works, check out the submission text.

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[Tier: Stars]NES Mega Man 2 (JPN) in 23:48.51 by aglasscage, FinalFighter, pirohiko & Shinryuu.
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Mega Man 2 is a game that hardly needs any introduction. This movie plays Rockman 2, the Japanese version, which is essentially Mega Man 2 in difficult mode.

This is an improvement of 6.24 seconds over the previous run through a variety of small tweaks.

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

You can also see this run played back on a real NES with an input display!

See also a run done on the PSX port here.


[Tier: Moons]NES Mega Man 2 (JPN) "zipless" in 27:16.17 by warmCabin.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
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- Genre: Platform
Mega Man 2 is a game that hardly needs any introduction. This movie plays Rockman 2, the Japanese version, which is essentially Mega Man 2 in difficult mode.

warmCabin completes the games without any zips in record time. Please read the submision comments for more details.

The second YouTube stream features an input display.

The author streamed his TAS with live commentary, which can be viewed here.


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[Tier: Stars]NES Mega Man 2 (JPN) in 23:44.5 by Shinryuu, aglasscage & FinalFighter.
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Mega Man 2 is a game that hardly needs any introduction. This movie plays Rockman 2, the Japanese version, which is essentially Mega Man 2 in difficult mode.

This is an improvement of 4.01 seconds over the previous run.

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

See also a run done on the PSX port here.


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NES Mega Man 3 (JPN) in 30:21.08 by Pike & Tiancaiwhr.
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Mega Man 3 (USAのロックマン3) is the first game in the Mega Man / Rockman series to introduce sliding (though the ability to charge the Mega Buster would have to wait until game 4). It also introduced Rush the robotic dog, who provides the abilities of Rush Coil, Rush Marine, and Rush Jet. Furthermore, after you beat the 8 robot masters, the game makes you revisit modified versions of four stages to fight the Doc Robots, who imitate the robot masters from Mega Man 2. This set a precedent in the Mega Man series to have additional stages between the main robot masters and Dr. Wily's fortress.

This run completes the game about 20.61 seconds faster than the previous movie thanks to a new route, more glitches, and better optimization.

This run was console verified using micro500's TASLink replay device (with a window mode of 3.5 ms).


NES Metal Force (Korea) in 13:09.6 by adelikat, Aglar, AntyMew, Aqfaq, Cardboard, Masterjun, MESHUGGAH, MUGG, negative seven, Noxxa, Scepheo, thelegendarymudkip & Truncated.
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- Genre: Platform
Metal Force is an unlicensed game developed by Open Corp. (who also made Buzz and Waldog) and released in 1994 in South Korea. It is of surprisingly solid quality for an unlicensed title. It controls similarly to classic Mega Man games, except you have two different weapons which you can switch between and upgrade by collecting powerups from enemies. Aside from that, it is a linear adventure comprised of 7 missions, with a boss battle at the end of each. The stages of each mission are quite expansive and packed with enemies and obstacles.

This game was run as part of TASVideos' Dream Team Contest 5, and this TAS was built on a combination of multiple submissions of said contest - hence the high number of authors.

In this TAS, the authors make expansive use of the weapons and the various boosts in order to beat the game in 13 minutes and 9.6 seconds.

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[Tier: Moons]NES Metroid (USA PRG0) "low%" in 11:08.78 by Lord Tom.
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- Genre: Adventure
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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.
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NES Metroid (USA PRG0) "100%" in 33:25.7 by Lord Tom.
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- Genre: Platform
This is a full completion of Metroid, meaning that all items (100%) were collected.

This is a 8 minute 16 second improvement over the previous movie by Zoizite. Much of the improvement comes from using the Up+A restart sequence, though many new shortcuts and optimizations also save time.

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[Tier: Stars]NES Metroid (USA) in 07:57.38 by The8bitbeast.
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Metroid completed as fast as possible without holding back, and without concern for the game's sanity.

The8bitbeast improves the previous publication by 21.94 seconds, thanks to better optimisation and new tricks. Please read the author's comments for more details.

The run uses a game restart sequence (Up+A on the second controller) to save time in backtracking.

See Metroid Tricks for more information about the door glitch as well as other tips and tricks.

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NES Mighty Final Fight (USA) in 08:06.15 by xipo.
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Mighty Final Fight is modeled after its arcade cousin Final Fight but features more cartoon-like graphics and lacks multiplayer.

This time, Guy takes on the many enemies that plague Metro City. In addition, he doesn't take any damage, nor does he die. This TAS improves the previous publication that used Haggar by 1 minute and 0.47 seconds.

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NES Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! (USA PRG1) in 17:37.84 by McHazard.
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Fighting
- Genre: Sport
The objective is not to beat your opponent... but to humiliate him by winning as fast as possible.

Clock Times:

   Glass Joe       0:42.00    Von Kaiser      0:35.61
   Piston Honda    0:36.97
   
   Don Flamenco    0:14.97    King Hippo      0:37.61
   Great Tiger     0:47.48    Bald Bull       0:52.82
   
   Piston Honda II 0:39.97    Soda Popinski   0:43.48
   Bald Bull II    1:08.48    Don Flamenco II 0:58.00
   Mr. Sandman     2:16.48    Super Macho Man 0:43.25
   
   Mike Tyson      1:58.61
This movie, the 8th publication for this game, improves three fights, totaling a 3.77 second clock time improvement and 97 frames of real time improvement.

No clock stopping glitch in this run, though we have a submission that does exploit this glitch.

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[Tier: Moons]NES Monopoly (USA) in 00:29.54 by adelikat.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2020-01-31)
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Obsoletes movie #520 (00:30.03)
Rating: 5.3 (7 votes)
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Board
This movie aims for the fastest time to get the CPU player bankrupt, and abuses luck to its fullest to make that happen. adelikat utilizes trades, a glitch, and a new innovation he discovered to bankrupt the CPU. This is the first Monopoly submission that does not depend on "stacking the deck" on the community chest or chance cards.

From power-on to bankruptcy, this movie is 12.74 seconds faster than the previous record. It is also 27 frames faster in terms of input.


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[Tier: Moons]NES Monopoly (USA) "4 CPUs" in 01:07.67 by FractalFusion.
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Rating: 7.3 (62.5 votes)
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- Demonstration
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Board
While the CPUs were distracted, FractalFusion changed the dice on them and then left the board for a few minutes. When he came back, all the CPUs were crying. The fraud squad is still investigating.

This movie aims to defeat 4 CPU controlled players, ceasing to press buttons on the controller after as little time as possible. Luck is manipulated for the first 1:08, and then the CPUs are left to lose by themselves without requiring any further actions by the player.


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NES Multidude in 05:08.43 by klmz & aiqiyou.