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Console Verified Movies

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 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: 79


[Tier: Moons]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 (11.5 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!


[Tier: Vault]Genesis Bubba 'n' Stix (USA) in 13:49.98 by maTO.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2010-02-10)
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Rating: 5.9 (8 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
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.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2014-07-03)
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- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Genre: Action
- 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.

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[Tier: Vault]Genesis Madou Monogatari I (JPN) in 15:29.05 by Aqfaq.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2009-07-03)
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Rating: 6.3 (15 votes)
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- 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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[Tier: Moons]Genesis Marble Madness (USA) in 02:39.45 by SprintGod.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2007-08-11)
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Rating: 7.5 (30.5 votes)
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- One player in a multiplayer game
- Uses death to save time
- Genre: Racing
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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[Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog (any r0) in 18:07.63 by Upthorn & JXQ.
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Rating: 8.1 (23 votes)
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform

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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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[Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog (any,r1) in 14:25.23 by Tee-N-Tee.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2014-07-03)
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
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.

Spoiler: Hover over the screenshot.

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[Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (USA) "Competition" in 02:01.05 by nitsuja & mmarks.
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Rating: 7.1 (18 votes)
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- One player in a multiplayer game
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
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.


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[Tier: Moons]Genesis Streets of Rage (World) in 19:45.45 by Mitjitsu & Mukki.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2008-02-19)
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Rating: 6.4 (27 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- 2 Players
- Uses death to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Fighting
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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[Tier: Moons]Genesis Taz Mania (World) in 06:36.37 by Aqfaq, Sonikkustar & Truncated.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2011-08-27)
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Rating: 6.8 (16 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
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: Moons]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) "70 stars, no BLJ" in 42:58.52 by CeeSammerZ, coin2884, Eru, Goronem, Jesus, Kyman, Mickey/VIS, Mokkori, Moltov, Nahoc, Nekuran, Nothing693, pasta, Snark, sonicpacker, ToT.
Mupen64 movie (.m64) (date: 2012-06-22)
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Rating: 9.6 (31.5 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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[Tier: Stars]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) "0 stars" in 05:02.25 by snark, Kyman, sonicpacker, Mickey/VIS & ToT.
Mupen64 movie (.m64) (date: 2012-04-14)
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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. 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.


[Tier: Moons]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) "120 stars" in 1:39:02.13 by Rikku.
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- 100% completion
- 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.

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

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


[Tier: Stars]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) "120 stars" in 1:20:41.52 by MKDasher, Nahoc, sonicpacker, Bauru, Eru, Goronem, Jesus, Kyman, Mokkori, Moltov, Nothing693, pasta, SilentSlayers, Snark, ToT.
Mupen64 movie (.m64) (date: 2012-12-13)
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- 100% completion
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Award - 3D Platforms TAS of 2012Award - Speedy TAS of 2012Award - TAS of 2012
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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If you're looking for a TAS on the Nintendo DS remake, you can watch it here.

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[Tier: Stars]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) in 05:03.8 by Kyman, sonicpacker, Nahoc, Moltov & SilentSlayers.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform

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At first there were 70 stars because Bowser demanded it. Then there were 16 stars because MIPS the rabbit demanded it. Then there was 1 star because Bowser's Sub demanded it. Now there are none because the viewers are impatient and demanded the game be quicker.

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

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


[Tier: Moons]NES A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia (USA) in 01:41.73 by Kyman & SilentSlayers & Aglar.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform

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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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[Tier: Vault]NES Adventure Island 2, Hudson's (USA) in 22:22.41 by red-crowned-crane & hellagels.
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- Uses warps
- Genre: Platform
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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[Tier: Vault]NES Adventure Island 2, Hudson's (USA) in 22:37.23 by Baxter.
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- Uses warps
- Genre: Platform

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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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[Tier: Moons]NES Batman (USA) in 09:21.93 by Aglar.
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Rating: 7.6 (41.5 votes)
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- Forgoes time-saving damage
- 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.

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.


[Tier: Moons]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
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Platform
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.


[Tier: Moons]NES Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers (USA) "2 players" in 09:25.73 by dragonxyk.
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- 2 Players
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
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.


[Tier: Moons]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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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
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.

You can see this movie played back on an actual NES here! Now with an awesome input display to boot!


[Tier: Moons]NES Double Dragon (USA) in 08:57.47 by Phil.
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Rating: 6.7 (40.5 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Fighting
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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[Tier: Moons]NES Dr. Mario (JPN/USA) in 01:12.83 by CtrlAltDestroy.
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Rating: 7.3 (41.5 votes)
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- Aims for maximum score
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Single level
- Genre: Puzzle
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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[Tier: Moons]NES Duck Tales (USA) in 07:06.02 by Aglar.
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Rating: 7.7 (38.5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform

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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 fifth TAS of Duck Tales. Minor improvements and refined strategies here and there contributed an additional few seconds of improvement.

This is a 8½ second improvement over the previous movie due to a new glitch being abused.


[Tier: Moons]NES Duck Tales (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.

You can watch this run played back on a real NES console.


[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.

Also be sure to check out this movie being played back on an actual NES.


[Tier: Moons]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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[Tier: Moons]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.

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[Tier: Moons]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.

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[Tier: Moons]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


[Tier: Moons]NES Marble Madness (USA) in 02:43.01 by Aglar.
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- Genre: Racing
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!


[Tier: Moons]NES Mega Man (JPN) "game end glitch" in 00:32.11 by pirohiko & FinalFighter.
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- Final boss skip glitch
- Executes arbitrary code
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- 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 Metroid (USA PRG0) "100%" in 33:25.7 by Lord Tom.
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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.

This movie has now been console verified. Watch this run being played on a real NES console.


[Tier: Moons]NES Ninja Gaiden (USA) in 10:52.68 by Scumtron.
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Ninja Gaiden involves an ultra superior ninja, capable of defying the laws of physics by climbing through walls, making dogs explode with his sword, and all while beating bad guys in record time.

This run is about 10 seconds faster than the prior submission due to the ninja thinking more like a ninja.


[Tier: Moons]NES Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom (USA) in 11:11.93 by Scumtron.
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The least-subtle ninja in history is back for a third entry in one of the hardest video game series ever.

Scumtron improves upon TheAxeMan's previous movie by over 18 seconds by using Up+A to cancel attack animations, subpixel optimization and faster wall climbing, among other small optimizations.

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[Tier: Moons]NES R.B.I. Baseball (USA) in 04:29.23 by adelikat.
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- Genre: Sport
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R.B.I. Baseball is a baseball video game developed by Namco and published by Tengen. It was the first game to feature the names of real baseball players from the 1986 and 1987 seasons, adding a dimension of strategy if you knew the sport and the players' strengths and weaknesses.

This playaround by adelikat shows off ridiculous plays, bizarre glitches, and other wild antics.

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[Tier: Vault]NES Rush'n Attack (USA) in 09:35.9 by Randil.
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In this game, two jovial brightly-colored soliders infiltrate enemy forces. Everyone here runs around menacingly, and bullets are a bit slower than a housecat.

This movie is about a 2 second improvement to the previous version.

Note: The name of this game is Rush’n Attack. The 'n does not stand alone as a contraction of and, unlike Ghosts ’n Goblins. Given the theme of the game, the pun on “Russian Attack” is quite obvious.

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[Tier: Moons]NES Super Mario Bros. (JPN/USA PRG0) "warpless" in 18:41.7 by HappyLee.
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This movie is a full warpless run-through.

It is about a 2 second improvement over the previous movie by adelikat, klmz & andrewg. Most of the improvement comes from a new "shell glitch" that makes Mario decide to ignore the castle and instead rub sensually against the flag pole's support.

For more information, it is encouraged that you read the author's comments.

Be sure to check out the video of a real NES playing back this movie.

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[Tier: Moons]NES Super Mario Bros. (JPN/USA) "walkathon" in 06:47.2 by HappyLee.
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Contrary to common belief, Super Mario Bros can be completed without pressing B at all.

This is a sidestroller, speedwalk, or whatever you want to call it.

This movie underwent a very intense frame war. In the end, Happy Lee was the victor with this 4 second improvement over the previous movie.

And as this video shows, this is also possible on an actual NES.


[Tier: Moons]NES Super Mario Bros. (JPN/USA PRG0) "warps" in 04:57.31 by HappyLee.
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Here at TASVideos we make perfect movies... and then we beat them again — this time by 1 frame, which, considering the fiercely competitive history of this run, is actually significant.

And if watching this TAS on an emulator isn't satisfying enough, why not see it played back on a real console!


[Tier: Stars]NES Super Mario Bros. 2 (USA,PRG0) in 07:54.23 by Sleepz.
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On this site, we are often seeking for the answer to the question: "What is the fastest time game X can be completed in?" And every time the question is asked, the answer changes.

That's what has happened once again. Sleepz has bested Genisto's jawdropper by amazing 20 seconds by not only using the up+down trick in ladders, but some other new techniques too.
What is the next answer?

If you are wondering how some of the tricks in this video works, go to the Super Mario Bros. 2 Tricks

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[Tier: Moons]NES Super Mario Bros. 2 (USA,PRG0) "warpless" in 20:14.2 by DonamerDragon.
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The second published warpless Super Mario Bros. 2 movie, now over a minute faster than the previous movie by a different author. Time was gained mostly from some tactical changes as well as being more precise and using Toad more often. A trick involving a glitch with a certain boss also helped reduce the time greatly. Check the author's comments at the submission page for detailed information.

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

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[Tier: Stars]NES Super Mario Bros. 2 (USA,PRG0) in 08:14.23 by Genisto.
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Once again, Genisto manages to perform a complete jaw-dropper.

Most of us knew that Genisto has been working on an improved SMB2 movie, but I don't think anyone could have expected the improvement to be seventeen seconds!

This is definitely a must-watch.

If you are wondering how some of the tricks in this video works, go to the Super Mario Bros. Tricks 2 (you won't find it at the How Stuff Works site!).

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[Tier: Stars]NES Super Mario Bros. 2 (USA,PRG0) in 07:53.32 by DonamerDragon.
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Super Mario Bros 2 is one of our most competed games. This movie is DonamerDragon's contribution of 19 frames (approximately 0.32 seconds) over Phil's attempt to perfect this route.

All of the tricks are however the same ― tricks which were invented by various authors, such as Zaku, Sleepz and Genisto.

If you are wondering how some of the tricks in this video work, see the Super Mario Bros. 2 tricks page.

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[Tier: Stars]NES Super Mario Bros. 2 (USA,PRG0) in 07:53.63 by Phil.
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Super Mario Bros 2 is one of our most competed games. This is Phil's contribution. It improves the previous record by Sleepz by 36 frames (about 0.5 seconds) with minor improvements here and there.

All of the tricks are however the same ― tricks which were invented by various authors, such as Sleepz and Genisto.

If you are wondering how some of the tricks in this video work, see the Super Mario Bros. 2 tricks page.

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[Tier: Moons]NES Super Mario Bros. 2 (USA PRG0) in 07:52.67 by adelikat & Cardboard.
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Super Mario Bros 2 is one of our most competed games. This movie is adelikat and Cardboard's contribution of 39 frames (approximately 0.65 seconds) over DonamerDragon's attempt to perfect this route.

Most of the tricks are however the same ― tricks which were discovered by various authors, such as Zaku, Sleepz, Genisto, Phil and DonamerDragon.

If you are wondering how some of the tricks in this video work, see the Super Mario Bros. 2 tricks page.

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[Tier: Moons]NES Super Mario Bros. 2 (USA PRG0) "warps" in 07:41.16 by Aglar & Andrewg.
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Super Mario Bros 2 is one of our most competed games. This movie is Aglar and Andrewg's improvement of 10.73 seconds over adelikat and Cardboard's attempt to perfect this route.

This time, the authors found new glitches to get to the end faster.

If you are wondering how some of the tricks in this video work, see the Super Mario Bros. 2 tricks page.

If you want to see the differences between this run and the obsoleted one, you can download a comparison video. You can also see this movie played back on an actual NES.


[Tier: Moons]NES Super Mario Bros. 2 (USA) "princess only" in 08:29.57 by adelikat.
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This is an improvement of 13.66 seconds over laughing_gas's princess-only run of Super Mario Bros. 2 (aka. Super Mario USA).

The concept for this run originated long ago because Princess was the only character not used in the normal run aiming for fastest overall time. Since then, improvements have removed Mario from that run as well. (In fact, Princess is the only character not used in the fastest warpless run either.)

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[Tier: Moons]NES Super Mario Bros. 2 (USA PRG0) "princess only" in 08:43.23 by laughing_gas.
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This is an improvement of 1444 frames (or 24.07 seconds) to Genisto's "princess-only" run of Super Mario Bros. 2 (aka. Super Mario USA).

The concept for this run originated long ago because Princess was the only character not used in the normal run aiming for fastest overall time. Since then, improvements have removed Mario from that run as well.

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[Tier: Stars]NES Super Mario Bros. 2 (USA PRG0) "warpless" in 18:29.26 by Aglar & Andrewg.
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Warpless Super Mario Bros. 2 has been improved by 1:08.73 over the previous submission thanks to some astonishing new glitches.

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

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


[Tier: Stars]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG0) "warps" in 10:25.6 by Lord Tom, Mitjitsu, Tompa.
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- Uses warps
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Genre: Platform
Ever since Morimoto published his legendary movie in mid-2003, the players at TASVideos have repeatedly made it faster and faster! Of course, there doesn't ever seem to be a stop for when it is fastest.

This movie is 0.82 seconds faster than the previous movie. Most of the improvement comes from a trick that makes Bowser bounce much lower when defeated. For more details, see the run's comments.

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

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


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

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


[Tier: Stars]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG0) in 10:29.05 by adelikat,Deign,Cardboard&JXQ.
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- Uses warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
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Surprise Super Mario Bros 3. improvement from nowhere!

Apparently, the team of adelikat, Deign, Cardboard and JXQ had been working some time on this movie, which improves the previous movie by some 5.5 seconds (no small feat at this point), due to a wide variety of different improvements discussed in the submission message.

And of course, a wadload of extra lives are again achieved in the mandatorily slow autoscrolling levels.

For those that still prefer to see 99+ lives, the authors have also put together an alternate run that sacrifices time in order to gain those extra lives.

This run played on a real NES


[Tier: Stars]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (JPN/USA PRG0) in 10:26.42 by Lord Tom & Mitjitsu.
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- Uses warps
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- Genre: Platform

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Ever since Morimoto published his legendary movie in mid-2003, the players at TASVideos have repeatedly made it faster and faster!

This 96 frame improvement over the previous movie features a completely new route through Bowser's Palace, even more off-screen auto-scroller action and other technical improvements detailed in the authors' comments. Finally, Lord Tom and Mitjitsu are proud to announce that the new run once again acquires 99+ lives magnificently.

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[Tier: Moons]NES Tetris (USA) "fastest 999999" in 03:11.78 by Acmlm.
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- Aims for maximum score
- Best ending
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Puzzle
This movie aims for the fastest possible time to get a score of 999999 in this game. A surprising 17.53 seconds have been shaved off the previous movie through the discovery of a new glitch.

It warps directly to the 18th level and fills half of the field quickly to be able to operate short distances in the top part of the field. From there on, it only gets tetrises (4-line clearings) until the score is maxed out.

A glitch involving pressing several directional buttons at once is used to manipulate luck for the next pieces. Flickering of the next piece block and piece in play results. Of course, the fun doesn't stop there, the L blocks also have their say in getting tetrises.

For the record, this is the fastest speed the NES game is capable of. For more extreme Tetris fun, please see movies from Arika Online.
There's some really awesome stuff there. (Click to download - 14 MB)

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[Tier: Moons]NES Tetris (USA) "fastest 999999" in 03:56.42 by Nico Cannino.
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- Aims for maximum score
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This movie aims for the fastest possible time to get a score of 999999 in the Nintendo Tetris.

It warps directly to the 19th level and fills half of the field quickly to be able to operate short distances in the top part of the field. From there on, it only gets tetrises (4-line clearings) until the score is maxed out. Putting the long pieces in the middle allows for higher stacking before you clear any blocks, giving this version a 10 second edge over the previous.

The occasional blinks in the movie are caused by rapid pausing to manipulate luck.

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[Tier: Moons]NES Tetris (USA) "Mode B" in 00:38.85 by Baxter.
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- Uses hardest difficulty
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This movie completes the B-mode of Tetris at level 19-5. Its goal is to clear all blocks from the screen upon the final line cleared (known as a "Bravo" in some games). And of course it aims to do this as fast as possible.

Note: The author manipulates luck by pressing up+left+right to slow down the block's falling speed.

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[Tier: Vault]NES Tetris (USA) "Mode B" in 00:50.53 by Chef Stef.
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
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This movie completes the B-mode of Tetris at level 19-5. Its goal is to clear all blocks from the screen upon the final line cleared. And of course it aims to do this as fast as possible.

Note: The author manipulates luck by pressing up+left+right to slow down the block's falling speed.

This run played on a real NES


[Tier: Moons]NES Tetris (USA) "fastest 999999" in 04:06.07 by Acmlm.
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This movie aims for the fastest possible time to get a score of 999999 in the Nintendo Tetris. It warps directly to the 19th level and fills half of the field quickly to be able to operate short distances in the top part of the field. From there on, it only gets tetrises (4-line clearings) until the score is maxed out.

The occasional blinks in the movie are caused by rapid pausing to manipulate luck.

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[Tier: Moons]NES Tetris (USA) "fastest 999999" in 03:41.9 by Acmlm.
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This movie aims for the fastest possible time to get a score of 999999 in the Nintendo Tetris.

It warps directly to the 19th level and fills half of the field quickly to be able to operate short distances in the top part of the field. From there on, it only gets tetrises (4-line clearings) until the score is maxed out.

The occasional blinks in the movie are caused by rapid pausing to manipulate luck.

This run played on a real NES


[Tier: Stars]NES Tetris (USA) "playaround" in 02:17.36 by Baxter.
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- Playaround
- Demonstration
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Puzzle
To the average player, Tetris is a fast-paced action/puzzle blend where reflexes become a huge factor as pieces pile up and speed increases dramatically. For one with perfect reflexes, however, it's no longer a challenge of 'where does the next piece go to make lines / avoid piling up?' so much as 'where can I put the next piece to make things look the most interesting?'.

This run exemplifies that philosophy, exploiting the ability to manipulate the next piece that appears to the fullest in the service of creating a pattern which would be nigh impossible to duplicate in real world conditions.

If you thought that TASing was only about speed, look no further than this example to prove otherwise.

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[Tier: Moons]NES Tetris (USA) "fastest 999999" in 03:29.67 by Baxter.
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This movie aims for the fastest possible time to get a score of 999999 in the Nintendo Tetris.

It warps directly to the 19th level and fills half of the field quickly to be able to operate short distances in the top part of the field. From there on, it only gets tetrises (4-line clearings) until the score is maxed out.

A glitch involving pressing several directional buttons at once is used to manipulate luck for the next pieces. Flickering of the next piece block and piece in play results.

This run played on a real NES


[Tier: Vault]NES The Karate Kid (USA) in 03:18.78 by Mitjitsu.
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An extremely short game based on the Karate Kid movie. The author explains that some movements might not seem optimal, which is because the player has to avoid both entering bonus stages hidden everywhere around the levels and kicking bosses offscreen. If a boss goes offscreen, it regains all of its health, which of course isn't a good thing.

Had the kid been this strong in the movie, it would certainly have been… interesting.

This movie is a about a 3 second improvement over the previous run.

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[Tier: Moons]NES The Legend of Zelda (USA PRG0) "all items" in 32:16.98 by TASeditor.
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- 100% completion
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
The Legend of Zelda (ゼルダの伝説) is an adventure game that needs no introduction to most NES players.

This time, Link is not just satisfied with collecting the Triforce and saving the princess; he feels like getting through Hyrule with a lot of shiny artifacts and weapons, even if he never uses them after getting them. In this run, the player collects the best version of every object and status upgrade, including all the heart containers, every inventory item, the best sword, and both bomb upgrades. Link even buys the Bait an extra time more than required, so that the bait remains in his inventory at the end of the game. For more details about what constitutes a 100% run, see the submission comments.

We also have other runs for The Legend of Zelda: an any% run through the first quest, a 'swordless' first-quest run, and an any% run through the second quest.

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[Tier: Moons]NES The Legend of Zelda (USA PRG0) "Swordless Challenge" in 25:13.92 by Baxter.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
Of all the challenging ways to play Legend of Zelda that people have attempted on a NES console, one of the most famous is the "swordless" challenge. In this challenge, the player must beat all of the game, up until the final boss Ganon, without using a sword. It is not possible to damage Ganon without a sword however, so many swordless runs reach Ganon's room to die there.

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

This is a 86-second improvement over the previous movie by jprofit22.

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[Tier: Stars]NES The Legend of Zelda (USA PRG0) in 22:38.13 by Baxter & jprofit22.
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- Genre: Adventure
The Legend of Zelda (ゼルダの伝説) is an adventure game that needs no introduction to most NES players.

It is a large game that normally takes days to beat, but at TASVideos, we often reduce games to the minimum necessary in order to complete them.

This is the fifth The Legend of Zelda TAS at this site (not counting the alternate movies), and is ~85 seconds faster than the previous movie, largely due to better optimization and manipulation of item drops.

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[Tier: Moons]NES The Legend of Zelda (USA PRG0) "2nd quest" in 24:59.83 by Baxter & Morrison.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Second quest/Post game-completion
- Uses a level password
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
The second quest of The Legend of Zelda is what you get by having completed the game once. It is more difficult than the first quest.

In this movie, the authors enter ZELDA as the player's name to start the 2nd quest without having to complete the game first.

This movie is 4 minutes and 13.6 seconds faster than the previous movie by Sleepz. The authors provide detailed explanations of the time savings in their submission text.

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[Tier: Moons]NES Wizards & Warriors II: Ironsword (USA) in 08:28.73 by Scubed.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
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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[Tier: Moons]NES Wizards & Warriors III: Kuros: Visions of Power (USA) in 17:27.95 by Ferret Warlord & Dacicus.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
The third game in the Wizards & Warriors series. Having been tricked out of his victory in the previous game, Kuros once again returns to do battle on evil and pretend he will marry every princess he meets.

There is some major sequence-breaking going on in this movie. Only 6 out of the 9 supposedly mandatory quests are cleared, meaning the author has to find original ways of passing obstacles he's not supposed to pass.

The ending of this game is epilepsy-inducing.

This particular movie is an updated version of the second TAS, with Malkil beaten with some magic not even the game programmers knew about.

The first 17 minutes are identical to the previous version, and were played by Ferret Warlord. The Malkil battle was played by Dacicus.

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[Tier: Moons]NES Wrath of the Black Manta (USA) in 09:52.51 by MESHUGGAH.
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In this game you are supposed to hunt down an evil crime syndicate (so what else is new?) by freeing kids from blocks of ice, and capturing the red guys to get clues. Unfortunately the ninja didn't have time for that, he just walks past all baddies and kills the bosses.

The syndicate turns out to be selling drugs, but the Black Manta sets them straight: Drugs kill you think you're cool but you're not. Yeah!

This version is 23.71 seconds faster than the previous version by adelikat. We recommend reading the author's comments for this movie.

This game has a crazy main music theme.

It has also been verified to play back on a real NES console.


[Tier: Moons]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) "no zipping or unintended exits" in 47:57.05 by Rising Tempest & Inzult.
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- Genre: RPG

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A non-glitched run of the black sheep in the Zelda series, shortened by about 18 seconds.

The major change in this submission is the leveling of magic over attack in the first part of the game. Other time saved was due to various scattered improvements.

This movie avoids pressing Left and Right at the same time which causes an acceleration bug that can massively glitch the game.


[Tier: Moons]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) in 45:42.13 by inzult, Rising Tempest.
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- Genre: RPG
Here is a non-glitched run of the black sheep in the Zelda series. Zelda has been put to sleep by an evil spell, and you must waken her by completing six palaces and then obtaining the Triforce again. Unlike most Zelda games, the action parts are done in a side-scrolling view instead of an overhead view, and there are fewer items to use.

One surprising feature of the TAS route is that magic levels are prioritized over attack levels at the beginning of the game; see the previous submission's comments for more explanation of that choice. This time, the run is improved by nearly two minutes due to different leveling, better optimization, and by skipping the Jump spell. For more details, see the submission comments.

This movie avoids pressing Left and Right at the same time which causes an acceleration bug that can massively glitch the game.

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[Tier: Moons]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) "warp glitch" in 05:36.43 by TASeditor.
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
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- Genre: RPG

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Zelda II: The Adventure of Link is quite different from most of the early games in the Legend of Zelda series. It combines an overworld view with side-scrolling platform stages. In addition, the character can gain experience and levels, visit towns, and earn spells and items which are needed to proceed.

However, the game also has a large glitch which produces massive speed when both Left and Right are pressed at the same time. Most of this run features Link racing across Hyrule so fast that the screen can't keep up, inexplicably warping between places that shouldn't be connected. Only a few items and one spell are collected, and the only enemy ever fought is the final boss. Luckily, he takes the same amount of damage no matter what level attack you have.

In this run, TASeditor beats the previous run by Inzult by 6.47 seconds due to an entirely new route and some optimizations. See the submission comments and discussion for more details.

For a run that completes the six palaces without using the Left + Right glitch, click here.

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[Tier: Moons]SNES Super Mario All-Stars: Lost Levels (USA) "warpless" in 34:39.34 by KFCMARIO.
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Obsoletes movie #2023 (34:42.83)
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- Forgoes warps
- Genre: Platform
The Lost Levels is a remake of the game released in Japan as Super Mario Bros 2. It introduces a number of new obstacles into the standard Super Mario Bros. formula, including poisonous mushrooms, wind, reverse warp zones, and of course many tricky jumps. It's difficult enough that Nintendo of America decided to completely re-theme a different game and release that as Super Mario Bros. 2 instead; The Lost Levels is the first time the Japanese sequel was released to the rest of the world.

This movie saves 4 frames over previous publication. All levels are played, including the secret world 9, and the extremely difficult A through D worlds.


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[Tier: Moons]SNES Super Mario All-Stars: Lost Levels (USA) "Luigi, warpless" in 34:52.69 by KFCMARIO.
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- Uses a suboptimal character
- Forgoes warps
- Genre: Platform
The Lost Levels is a remake of the game released in Japan as Super Mario Bros 2. It introduces a number of new obstacles into the standard Super Mario Bros. formula, including poisonous mushrooms, wind, reverse warp zones, and of course many tricky jumps. It's difficult enough that Nintendo of America decided to completely re-theme a different game and release that as Super Mario Bros. 2 instead; The Lost Levels is the first time the Japanese sequel was released to the rest of the world.

This TAS uses 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 is a warpless version. For a warped one see [2210] FDS Super Mario Bros. 2 (JPN) "Luigi" by HappyLee, KFCMario in 08:13.77.


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[Tier: Moons]SNES Super Mario World (USA) "game end glitch" in 01:39.74 by Masterjun.
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Obsoletes movie #1945 (02:36.4)
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- Major skip glitch
- Final boss skip glitch
- Executes arbitrary code
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Platform

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"Thank you for playing Super Mario World! Unfortunately, this trial copy will only let you play for 1.5 minutes."

This is a completely new type of Super Mario World TAS. It beats the game by jumping to the credits from one of the two levels available from the start, Yoshi's Island 2. This happens because a glitch involving stunning a flying question block allows manipulating the code being executed by changing the position of sprites.

This run is 56.50 seconds faster than Masterjun's previous movie. For those who love to read the technical specifics of such runs, there are detailed author's comments about the new method used here. Suffice to say, 8 controllers are required to get this to work.

If you want to see more movies like this, let this post be your guide.


Seven months after this TAS, Masterjun exploited the glitch used here to do more than just trigger the game's end; he used only controller input to embed his own games into Super Mario World itself.

[Tier: Moons]SNES Super Mario World (USA) "executes arbitrary code" in 02:25.19 by Masterjun.
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- Demonstration
- Executes arbitrary code
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Platform
Masterjun builds upon his previous work at destroying Super Mario World by programming some simple games inside it, using only controller input!

A technical explanation is available on the submission page.

This movie was famously played back on a real SNES during the speedrun marathon AGDQ 2014:


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