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GBA Metroid: Zero Mission

  • Platform: GBA (Game Boy Advance)
  • Abbreviation: MZM
  • Display name: Metroid: Zero Mission
  • Goodtools name: Metroid - Zero Mission
  • In group: Metroid

Total movies: 3


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]GBA Metroid: Zero Mission (USA) in 32:08.09 by Dragonfangs.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2016-07-14)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 117.73 MB, length: 35:52)
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Submission #5160 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.8 (10 votes)
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- Genre: Action
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Metroid: Zero Mission is a retelling of the original Metroid's story with a couple of new plot twists and updated gameplay.

This movie improves on the previous attempt by the same author by 28 in-game seconds and 34 seconds of real time. The time saved comes from more optimized movements and a few minor tricks, but mainly from a greater understanding of RNG in the game.

The in-game clear time is 0:20:59. The item collection rate is 20%.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Metroid: Zero Mission (USA) "low%" in 34:42.27 by cpadolf.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2012-04-03)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 108.91 MB, length: 39:10)
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Submission #3511 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.8 (15 votes)
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- Low% completion
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Metroid: Zero Mission is a retelling of Metroid with new plot twists and updated gameplay.

This run aims to complete the game as quickly as possible while collecting as few items as possible. This changes the gameplay, requiring more careful ammo management and new solutions to complete certain areas without powerups. Reading the author's comments is recommended.

The in-game clear time is 0:23:48. The item collection rate is 9%.


[Tier: Stars][Has commentary]GBA Metroid: Zero Mission (USA) "100%" in 1:01:13.92 by Dragonfangs.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2019-07-24)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 176.95 MB, length: 1:05:26)
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Submission #6446 — Author's comments
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- Genre: Platform
Samus's first adventure is retold in Metroid: Zero Mission with extra storyline, extra items and on a system with a better graphics processor. This run completes the game with 100% item collection, at least as far as the end-of-game display is concerned.

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


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

Total movies: 6


[Tier: Moons]GBA Metroid: Zero Mission (USA) in 33:07.53 by Dragonfangs.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2007-06-08)
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Submission #1583 — Author's comments
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Metroid: Zero Mission is a retelling of the original Metroid's story with a couple of new plot twists and updated gameplay.

This movie is a long-awaited improvement to the 1st GBA TAS by BoltR. Much of the almost 3 minute improvement came from a different route (Kraid was fought before Ridley), increased precision, the lack of emulator lag*, and other tricks explained in the author's comments.

The in-game clear time is 0:21:39. The item collection rate is 22%.

* — The previous version was done before lag reduction was programmed into VisualBoy Advance, so the movie times aren't directly comparable.


[Tier: Stars]GBA Metroid: Zero Mission (USA) "100%" in 1:01:08.0 by cpadolf.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2009-11-06)
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Submission #2436 — Author's comments
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Samus's first adventure is retold in Metroid: Zero Mission with extra storyline, extra items and on a system with a better graphics processor. This run completes the game with 100% item collection. At least as far as the end-of-game display is concerned.

This is an improvement of 35.70 seconds, over Dragonfangs's previous movie. The improvements come mainly from greater optimization in movement and better ammo management. Unlike the previous author, Cpadolf aimed for lowest real time, finishing the game in 42:07 on the in-game timer.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Metroid: Zero Mission (USA) in 32:33.43 by Dragonfangs.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2008-05-13)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 97.40 MB, length: 36:41)
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Submission #1946 — Author's comments
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Metroid: Zero Mission is a retelling of the original Metroid's story with a couple of new plot twists and updated gameplay.

This movie improves on the previous attempt by the same author by 12 in-game seconds and 34 seconds of real time. It was achieved by using a different route (killing Ridley before Kraid), allowing more efficient time-saving tricks and skipping an elevator cutscene.

The in-game clear time is 0:21:27. The item collection rate is 21%.


[Tier: Stars]GBA Metroid: Zero Mission (USA) "100%" in 1:00:46.28 by Dragonfangs.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2013-09-13)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 181.23 MB, length: 1:04:31)
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Submission #4069 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.9 (13 votes)
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
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Samus's first adventure is retold in Metroid: Zero Mission with extra storyline, extra items and on a system with a better graphics processor. This run completes the game with 100% item collection, at least as far as the end-of-game display is concerned.

This is an improvement to cpadolf's 100% TAS, beating it by 38.26 seconds, 32 seconds on the ingame timer. A large part of this (29 realtime seconds, 17 ingame seconds) is because of a few route changes during the item cleanup after getting Power Bombs, but it's also because of higher optimization, faster room strategies, and better ammo management throughout the run. However, since this run is also made on a newer emulator than the published run, every room transition takes 1-2 frames longer, and the screen explaining a newly picked up item (not expansions) is a few frames slower as well.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Metroid: Zero Mission (USA) in 35:56.1 by BoltR.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2005-04-12)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 102.05 MB, length: 40:05)
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Submission #623 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.6 (27 votes)
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This GBA game is a remake of the first Metroid game for the NES. However, this game's story continues with some new elements after the destruction of Mother Brain.

This movie was made and encoded with an emulator that lags in places where the original game doesn't. The emulator has since been fixed, and so a new version of this movie that will be encoded at the proper speed is in the making.

According to the game's internal clock, this movie's 'clear time' is 0:23:29. The item collection rate is 23%.


[Tier: Stars]GBA Metroid: Zero Mission (USA) "100%" in 1:01:43.7 by Dragonfangs.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2007-10-10)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 173.73 MB, length: 1:05:45)
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Submission #1726 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.5 (34 votes)
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Samus' first adventure is retold in Metroid Zero Mission with extra storyline, extra items and on a system with a better graphics processor. This run completes the game with 100% item collection. At least as far as the end-of-game display is concerned.

In-game completion time is 42:28.

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