Tool-assisted game movies
When human skills are just not enough



I am a former encoder and publisher for TASVideos. If you're interested in encoding EmulatorResources/Famtasia movies but don't want to go through the emulator configuration process, you can download my setup here.

Possibly useful information about encoding challenges I have come across.

[630] NES Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! (USA PRG1) "last boss only" by LegendOfMart in 04:50.4 and other MTPO runs made with Famtasia - I likely dumped these using FCEU 0.98.15, which can automatically convert FMV files using Nesmock.

[856] NES Shadow of the Ninja (Europe) by xipo in 09:22.13 - You need to disable PAL mode to get this to synch. It seems like FCEU 0.98.15 enables PAL mode every time you replay or restart the movie, however, but it doesn't toggle the PAL Emulation checkmark in the Config menu if you disabled it previously. If you get a desynch on the character select screen, try this: Stop Movie -> Replay Movie -> Enable PAL Emulation -> Disable PAL Emulation. You could also do NES -> Power instead of the Stop and Replay steps.

[4195] Wii Namco Museum Megamix (USA) "Pac'n Roll Remix" by Elomavi in 15:21.02 - I used the following AviSynth function to replace frames that were dumped incorrectly, since they were all duplicates of a previous frame:

  function DupF(clip c, int badstart, int "badend")
    end_defined = Defined(badend)
    removed = end_defined ? Loop(c, 0, badstart, badend) : DeleteFrame(c, badstart)
    duped = end_defined ? Loop(removed, badend - badstart + 2, badstart - 1, badstart - 1) : DuplicateFrame(removed, badstart - 1)
    return duped
These are the TASes that include me as an author.

Total movies: 3

[Fastest Completion]GB Wizards & Warriors X: Fortress of Fear (Europe) in 09:59.32 by Dacicus.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2008-02-04)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 8.97 MB, length: 11:11)
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Submission #1817 — Author's comments
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Rating: 5.0 (22 votes)
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- Forgoes time-saving damage
- Genre: Platform

This movie has been obsoleted!

Click here to see the movie that obsoleted it.
According to the dates given in the manuals, this game takes place after Wizards & Warriors III, although it was published earlier. Malkil is back at his evil deeds. He has abducted Princess Elaine and taken her to his Fortress of Fear. It's up to Kuros to save her.

Note: This movie requires either VBA rerecording v20 or v24.

[Console-verified]NES Wizards & Warriors III: Kuros: Visions of Power (USA) in 17:27.95 by Ferret Warlord & Dacicus.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2005-08-28)
AVI file via BitTorrent (size: 36.17 MB, length: 19:53)
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Submission #781 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #316 (17:53.23)
Rating: 6.7 (27 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform

This movie has been obsoleted!

Click here to see the movie that obsoleted it.
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.

You can also see this run played on a real NES here.

[Console-verified]NES Wizards & Warriors III: Kuros: Visions of Power (USA) in 17:25.61 by Ferret Warlord, Dacicus & Alyosha.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2015-06-13)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 32.39 MB, length: 19:49)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 41.76 MB, length: 19:49)
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Submission #4706 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #401 (17:27.95)
Rating: 6.0 (7 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- 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.

Most of the old run remains unchanged, however, a known improvement over the previous run was implemented as well as a small oversight fixed. Therefore, this is an improvement of 2.34 seconds over the previous run. (note: the actual improvement is just of over 30 frames (roughly half a second), but due to the different FPS used by FCEU and FCEUX, it passes off as more)

The ending of this game is still epilepsy-inducing.

Watch this run being played back on a real console.
These are movies I have published for the site.

Total publications: 85

2020-06-17 04:56:39[4212] PSX Tomb Raider (USA) by Troye in 52:19.45
2020-05-28 18:09:23[4195] Wii Namco Museum Megamix (USA) "Pac'n Roll Remix" by Elomavi in 15:21.02
2020-04-30 23:21:52[4178] NES Angry Birds (Nice Code) (Asia) by ThunderAxe31 in 07:51.21
2020-04-29 01:09:28[4174] GBA It's Mr. Pants (USA) by qqwref in 44:57.27
2020-04-25 04:54:33[4167] NES Mega Man 4 Voyage (USA) by Baddap1 in 39:46.94
2020-04-18 17:16:48[4165] GB After Burst (JPN) "Normal mode" by jlun2 in 14:54.94
2020-04-14 06:53:45[4162] NES Tengen Tetris (USA) "Cooperative, 30 lines" by anonymous user in 00:19.43
2020-04-10 01:03:10[4158] NES Prince of Persia (USA) by Challenger in 16:16.06
2020-04-05 00:25:00[4154] GBA Mega Man Zero 3 (USA) "100%" by Geinuhayst in 1:02:47.71
2020-03-31 18:47:38[4152] INTV Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Treasure of Tarmin (any) by Winslinator in 00:48.97
2020-03-31 05:50:20[4150] NES Urusei Yatsura: Lum no Wedding Bell (JPN) by AmaizumiUni in 09:25.74
2020-03-26 19:39:32[4144] SNES Super Mario World (USA) "warps" by BrunoVisnadi in 09:54.35
2020-03-24 20:33:58[4141] NES Ultima: Warriors of Destiny (USA) by TwistedEye in 20:29.79
2020-03-24 01:09:53[4139] N64 Earthworm Jim 3D (USA) "game end glitch" by theballaam96 in 00:49.85
2020-03-21 19:38:32[4138] PSX Armored Core (USA v1.1) by Zinfidel in 28:04.38
2020-03-20 04:22:56[4136] C64 Tapper (unknown) by DrD2k9 & Spikestuff in 06:04.92
2020-03-15 23:57:25[4133] NES Jackal (USA) "2 players" by zyr2288 & aiqiyou in 07:10.82
2020-03-12 17:53:20[4127] GC NFL Street 2 (USA) "NFL Challenge" by Lobsterzelda in 25:52.9
2020-03-11 18:52:43[4126] PCE Genpei Touma Den (JPN) by WarHippy, Mittenz, The8bitbeast & g0goTBC in 07:54.06
2020-03-05 04:42:25[4122] NES Fantasy Zone (JPN) by The8bitbeast in 03:57.31
2020-03-03 20:15:03[4119] SNES Donkey Kong Country (USA v1.0) by hidaigai & Tompa in 07:24.68
2020-02-20 22:09:49[4112] FDS Esper Dream (JPN) by Ninja-kun in 40:06.67
2020-02-10 22:51:09[4109] NES Cheetahmen II (USA) "all levels" by illayaya in 03:27.66
2020-01-25 23:45:31[4103] A2600 Bobby is Going Home (Europe) by Lobsterzelda in 03:26.03
2020-01-15 01:02:04[4100] Genesis Tom and Jerry: Frantic Antics! (USA) by SpeedyTheHedgehog in 08:55.29
2020-01-05 05:35:00[4099] A2600 Princess Rescue (USA) "deathless" by EZGames69, Noxxa & Alyosha in 06:22.56
2019-12-24 18:36:24[4087] Linux You Have to Win the Game (any) by letcreate123 in 04:46.58
2019-12-23 19:01:19[4086] Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (any) "ring attack, newgame+" by Evil_3D, TheYogWog & kaan55 in 1:26:11.12
2019-12-12 20:54:57[4080] NES Power Blade (USA) by scrimpeh in 13:54.01
2019-12-06 16:54:50[4076] NES Skate or Die! (USA) by simillarian in 02:19.37
2019-11-27 02:14:50[4070] GBC Spirou: The Robot Invasion (Europe) by ViGadeomes & zoboner in 17:34.46
2019-11-21 06:16:50[4068] PCE The Legendary Axe II (USA) by EZGames69 in 11:45.73
2019-11-15 16:37:29[4066] SNES Trials of Mana (JPN) "game end glitch" by Keylie & Kadmony in 10:54.47
2019-11-07 04:58:46[4064] NES Dragon Warrior (USA PRG0) by RationalMonkey in 16:59.57
2019-11-01 05:36:54[4060] SNES Top Gear 2 (USA) "all tracks" by Technickle in 2:23:40.99
2019-10-17 21:57:41[4054] Coleco Jumpman Junior (USA) by DrD2k9 & BrunoVisnadi in 04:37.19
2019-10-16 04:40:31[4053] NES The California Raisins: The Grape Escape (USA) by MESHUGGAH & AIVV73 in 04:15.83
2019-10-11 13:06:01[4050] NES Dragon Warrior (USA PRG0) by RationalMonkey in 17:12.96
2019-10-02 15:55:49[4049] PSX No One Can Stop Mr. Domino (USA) by Spikestuff & letcreate123 in 11:17.59
2019-09-28 19:38:01[4046] NES Rush'n Attack (USA) "2 players" by Randil, MESHUGGAH & aiqiyou in 09:35.3
2019-09-27 23:27:48[4045] NES Labyrinth (JPN) by ninespaces in 18:33.96
2019-09-21 17:26:31[4040] SMS Super Boy II (Korea) by EZGames69 & Memory in 05:51.47
2019-09-21 01:06:08[4039] PCE Bonk 3: Bonk's Big Adventure (USA) by Memory in 19:03.65
2019-09-12 05:19:41[4036] PCE Ninja Spirit (USA) by CoolHandMike & EZGames69 in 08:51.14
2019-09-01 05:38:54[4029] NES The Lion King (Europe) by Lobsterzelda in 05:09.14
2019-08-31 23:52:15[4028] NES Mickey's Adventures in Numberland (USA) by g0dm0d3 in 09:15.62
2019-08-26 05:39:23[4023] GB The Lion King (USA) by Lobsterzelda in 09:19.47
2019-08-10 17:14:54[4016] PSX No One Can Stop Mr. Domino (USA) by Spikestuff in 11:32.43
2019-07-12 04:13:07[3993] SNES The Incredible Hulk (USA) by Dooty & EZGames69 in 12:10.75
2019-07-03 01:59:01[3988] C64 Pyjamarama (unknown) by ktwo & DrD2k9 in 10:45.96
2019-06-28 02:58:48[3981] C64 Punchy (unknown) by DrD2k9 & Memory in 09:59.3
2019-06-26 02:04:41[3978] Saturn Clockwork Knight (USA) by EZGames69 in 14:22.92
2019-06-15 15:48:53[3969] NES Rockman: Spirits of Hackers (JPN) by Baddap1 in 29:56.87
2019-05-24 00:32:39[3963] SMS Wonder Boy in Monster World (Europe/Korea) by The8bitbeast in 18:24.76
2019-05-08 02:11:14[3956] SNES Donkey Kong Country (USA v1.0) "all stages, walkathon" by Tompa in 41:09.1
2019-04-26 03:26:31[3950] ZXS Old Tower (unknown) by EZGames69 in 13:04.04
2019-04-16 16:33:38[3942] NES Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers 2 (USA) "2 players" by fcxiaopengyou & dragonxyk in 10:04.94
2019-04-11 01:18:00[3939] GBA Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 2: Bush Rescue (USA/Europe) by Mittenz & The8bitbeast in 14:58.41
2019-03-31 20:04:55[3934] Genesis James Pond 2: Codename: RoboCod (USA/Europe) "all levels" by Flip & Archanfel in 26:11.26
2019-03-15 03:46:14[3920] SNES Disney's Magical Quest 3 Starring Mickey & Donald (JPN) "2 players" by KusogeMan in 24:30.49
2019-03-07 21:08:22[3917] Genesis The Lion King 2 (Asia) by EZGames69 in 07:54.96
2019-03-02 17:58:01[3912] NES Contra (JPN) "2 players" by Mars608, aiqiyou, zyr2288 & fcxiaopengyou in 08:43.04
2019-03-02 02:20:31[3910] SMS The Lion King (Europe) by EZGames69 in 06:23.83
2019-02-15 00:03:51[3901] GBC Pokémon: Yellow Version (USA/Europe) "game end glitch" by TiKevin83 in 09:47.92
2019-02-11 02:46:36[3897] GBC Shrek: Fairy Tale Freakdown (USA) by Strife in 02:52.18
2019-01-26 23:01:49[3892] NES Little Red Hood (any) by Dimon12321 in 05:34.17
2019-01-10 04:01:48[3888] DOS Mega Man (USA) by David Fifield in 01:46.94
2018-12-30 04:57:41[3872] NES Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project (USA) "2 players" by Geesk in 29:39.64
2018-12-26 00:23:27[3866] SMS Alien 3 (any) by zoboner in 18:19.28
2018-12-16 21:44:49[3852] Genesis Chiki Chiki Boys (USA/Europe) by TehBerral in 15:21.19
2018-12-09 22:42:53[3843] GBA Cabbage Patch Kids: The Patch Puppy Rescue (USA) by EZGames69 & ThunderAxe31 in 06:00.6
2018-12-08 03:51:06[3839] NES Super C (USA) "pacifist" by Soig in 12:29.95
2018-12-06 18:29:24[3837] GBA Secret Agent Barbie: Royal Jewels Mission (USA) by AIVV73 in 13:41.68
2012-03-31 03:38:03[2011] Genesis Vectorman 2 (USA) by cpadolf in 08:35.58
2012-03-22 23:30:33[1999] Arcade Street Fighter Alpha 3 (USA) "Dramatic Battle, 2 players" by error1 in 05:21.45
2012-03-16 18:10:41[1986] NES Quattro Adventure: Treasure Island Dizzy (USA) "100%" by goofydylan8 in 13:40.03
2012-03-10 08:02:19[1983] SNES Skyblazer (USA) by Dooty in 24:27.02
2012-03-04 23:48:52[1979] NES Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (JPN) "Grant path" by scrimpeh in 28:35.19
2012-02-29 01:39:09[1975] Arcade The King of Fighters 2001 (any) "playaround" by x2poet in 07:12.25
2012-02-09 01:35:00[1967] GBA Mega Man Battle Network 2 (USA) by mtvf1 in 1:40:14.35
2012-01-09 14:37:18[1946] SNES EarthBound (USA) "check glitch" by pirohiko & MUGG in 09:01.77
2012-01-08 22:28:23[1945] SNES Super Mario World (USA) "game end glitch" by Masterjun in 02:36.4
2011-12-17 18:20:45[1935] GBA Astérix & Obélix: Bash Them All! (Europe) by TimmyAkmed in 21:08.9
2011-11-22 19:33:48[1924] NES Amagon (USA) by Tanooki Teabag in 18:01.79
2011-11-05 23:08:40[1913] SNES Final Fight 3 (USA) "1 player" by Sotel6 in 17:05.82

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