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NES Gimmick!

  • Platform: NES (Nintendo Entertainment System)
  • Abbreviation: gimmick
  • Display name: Gimmick!
  • Goodtools name: Gimmick!

Total movies: 2


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Console-verified][Fastest Completion]NES Gimmick! (JPN) in 04:24.61 by Aglar, Hotarubi & Samsara.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2016-07-06)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 10.10 MB, length: 05:22)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 16.12 MB, length: 05:22)
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Submission #5159 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1543 (05:11.49)
Rating: 8.5 (9 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
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][Recommended for newcomers]NES Gimmick! (JPN) "100%" in 07:44.45 by Aglar & Hotarubi.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2010-06-12)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 14.53 MB, length: 09:45)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 14.59 MB, length: 09:46)
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Submission #2700 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #579 (09:59.63)
Rating: 8.7 (40.5 votes)
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- 100% completion
- Best ending
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- 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.

Total movies: 7


[Tier: Moons]NES Gimmick! (JPN) in 05:11.49 by Aglar & Hotarubi.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2010-06-10)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 10.06 MB, length: 06:08)
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Submission #2699 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1284 (06:08.73)
Rating: 8.6 (38 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform

This movie has been obsoleted!

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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 joint venture between Aglar and Hotarubi improves the previous movie by nearly a whole minute thanks to a lot of new and refined tricks and shortcuts. 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!


[Tier: Stars]NES Gimmick! (JPN) in 06:42.07 by Deign.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2008-02-12)
AVI file via BitTorrent (size: 16.59 MB, length: 07:34)
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Submission #1849 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #414 (07:12.05)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Platform

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Gimmick! is a very short game that was only released in Japan and Europe. It's about a small green creature who can summon stars to help him defeat monsters and to use them as platforms to reach high places and travel fast. Using the stars is difficult and Deign's acrobatics look quite impressive.

Note that the author dies several times in the movie to speed things up

Deign's movie here does not collect the special items required to access the secret 7th level which the other Gimmick!-run does.

This is a 30 second improvement over the previous movie by Nitsuja.


[Tier: Moons]NES Gimmick! (JPN) in 07:12.05 by nitsuja.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2005-10-01)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 13.79 MB, length: 08:05)
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Submission #821 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #110 (08:37.5)
Rating: 7.9 (26 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform

This movie has been obsoleted!

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Gimmick! is a very short game that was only released in Japan and Europe. It's about a small green creature who can summon stars to help him defeat monsters and to use them as platforms to reach high places and travel fast. Using the stars is difficult and Nitsuja's acrobacy looks quite impressive.

Note that the author dies several times in the movie to speed things up. Take a look at the submission text for more information.

Nitsuja's movie here does not collect the special items required to access the secret 7th level which the other Gimmick!-run does.


[Tier: Moons]NES Gimmick! (JPN) "100%" in 09:59.63 by Sami.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2006-08-18)
AVI file via BitTorrent (size: 23.20 MB, length: 12:01)
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Submission #1132 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #439 (10:56.32)
Rating: 7.9 (34 votes)
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- 100% completion
- Best ending
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform

This movie has been obsoleted!

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This is Sami's second take on Gimmick!, a short Japanese game about a small green creature who can summon stars to help him defeat monsters and to use them as platforms to reach high places and travel fast.

This movie aims to collect all the items to enter the secret 7th level after the level 6 boss. It accomplishes this about 56 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 liked this, be sure to check the other Gimmick! run that skips the secret items.


[Tier: Moons]NES Gimmick! (JPN) in 08:37.5 by Teowind.
Famtasia movie (.fmv) (date: 2004-07-05)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 12.20 MB, length: 09:27)
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- Genre: Platform

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Note: The sound in this movie is not the same as in the real game because Famtasia does not properly emulate the extension chip found in this game cart.

[Tier: Stars]NES Gimmick! (JPN) in 06:08.73 by Aglar.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2009-05-05)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 14.50 MB, length: 07:05)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 11.25 MB, length: 07:05)
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Submission #2244 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1052 (06:42.07)
Rating: 8.1 (22 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Platform

This movie has been obsoleted!

Click here to see the movie that obsoleted it.
Gimmick! is a very short game that was only released in Japan and Europe. It's about a small green creature who can summon stars to help him defeat monsters and to use them as platforms to reach high places and travel fast.

Aglar improves on the previous submission by about 33 seconds. Improvements come from new and increased glitch abuse, better precision, and using lots of new strategies.

This movie here does not collect the special items required to access the secret 7th level which the other Gimmick!-run does.


[Tier: Moons]NES Gimmick! (JPN) "100%" in 10:56.32 by Sami.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2005-11-27)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 18.37 MB, length: 12:50)
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Submission #800 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.5 (8 votes)
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- Best ending
- Genre: Platform

This movie has been obsoleted!

Click here to see the movie that obsoleted it.
This is Sami's take on Gimmick!, a short Japanese game about a small green creature who can summon stars to help him defeat monsters and to use them as platforms to reach high places and travel fast.

Sami's movie aims to collect all the items to enter the secret 7th level after the level 6 boss.

#52354090797179302 - Gimmick! lua
Gimmick!.lua (2.70kB Lua script)
Uploaded 2019-01-05 18:20:15 by TASeditor (180 files)
For NES Gimmick! (2 files)
1225 views, 158 downloads
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#52354072408445236 - Gimmick! sections 1 and 2 WIP
Gimmick TAS.fm2 (147kB fm2 movie [NES])
Uploaded 2019-01-05 18:19:04 by TASeditor (180 files)
For NES Gimmick! (2 files)
In 02:47.21 [10049 frames], 19052 rerecords)
1250 views, 160 downloads
5f in first section
+3f in second section, due to some time dependend behaviour of the game physics. If I delay 1f in first section I don't lose frames.
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