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SNES The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

  • Platform: SNES (Super NES)
  • Abbreviation: ALTTP
  • Display name: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
  • Goodtools name: Legend of Zelda, The - A Link to the Past
  • In group: The Legend of Zelda

Total movies: 3


[Tier: Moons]SNES The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (USA) in 1:16:11.05 by Tompa.
snes9x movie (.smv) (date: 2009-04-06)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 164.14 MB, length: 1:24:02)
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Submission #2204 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #325 (1:20:16.13)
Rating: 8.9 (75.5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
Full completion of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.

Both this run and the short version use a wobbling trick in order to make Link walk a bit faster. The execution of this maneuver requires the usage of a controller that allows the player to press Up+Down simultaneously (such as, in this case, a modified Snes9x's controller). The traveling-through-walls trick that is seen in the short version is not used.

This run features an improvement of a little over 4 minutes.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Fastest Completion]SNES The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (JPN v1.0) "game end glitch" in 00:54.53 by fmp, total & Yuzuhara_3.
lsnes movie (.lsmv) (date: 2019-02-12)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 29.99 MB, length: 08:35)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 44.53 MB, length: 08:35)
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Submission #6230 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #2449 (02:13.21)
Rating: 7.1 (4 votes)
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- Major skip glitch
- Final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
SNES Zelda completed in a very quick manner. The trick that is used to cut completion time by so much is holding left+up+right while entering a corridor or staircase, allowing Link to clip through the wall and walk out of bounds.

This movie is an astonishing minute faster than the preceding version thanks to a brand new glitch.


[Tier: Stars][Has commentary]SNES The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (JPN v1.0) "full inventory" in 52:52.44 by fmp & Yuzuhara_3.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2018-12-30)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 101.27 MB, length: 1:00:48)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 141.18 MB, length: 1:00:48)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 130.37 MB, length: 1:00:48)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 155.90 MB, length: 1:00:48)
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Submission #6154 — Author's comments
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Rating: 9.4 (8 votes)
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- 100% completion
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
Award - Glitchy TAS of 2018Award - Lucky TAS of 2018
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is the third game of its series. It began development in 1988 as a NES title but was ultimately moved to the SNES, being released in Japan on 21 November 1991, exactly 1 year after the console. It set new standards for the system and was among the first games to use 1MB of memory. The game is widely regarded as one of the best video games, both of its era and of all time. A Link to the Past spawned two official manga, a Satellaview spinoff, a GBA port, a 3DS remake, a popular randomizer, and rereleases on the SNES Classic and Wii Virtual Console. Nearly 30 years later, it remains one of the most popular speedrun games.

fmp and Yuzuhara_3 complete the inventory of items and defeat Ganon in record time. For more details, please read the authors' comments.

The second set of encodes feature a minimap at the right side, showing the player's position on the map and the camera's position.


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

Total movies: 8


[Tier: Vault]SNES The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (USA) "warp glitch" in 03:44.95 by Deign.
snes9x movie (.smv) (date: 2008-06-17)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 21.14 MB, length: 11:48)
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Submission #1963 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #869 (03:45.35)
Rating: 6.7 (17 votes)
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- Uses warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure

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SNES Zelda completed in a very quick manner by traveling in an alternate dimension through the walls. The basis of the trick is to enter a corridor or staircase by holding left+up+right at the bottom of the stairs. Note that you need the patched version of Snes9x to play the movie file.

Now 24 frames faster than the preceding version.


[Tier: Moons]SNES The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (USA) "warp glitch" in 03:48.25 by OmnipotentEntity.
snes9x movie (.smv) (date: 2005-04-30)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 29.83 MB, length: 11:58)
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Submission #647 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #301 (04:17.03)
Rating: 6.9 (38 votes)
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- Uses warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure

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SNES Zelda completed in a very quick manner by traveling in an alternate dimension through the walls. The basis of the trick is to enter a corridor or staircase by pressing up+down or left+right. Note that you need the patched version of Snes9x to play the movie file.

Now 29 seconds faster because of a new path and a wobbling trick that gives extra movement speed.


[Tier: Moons]SNES The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (USA) "warp glitch" in 04:17.03 by OmnipotentEntity.
snes9x movie (.smv) (date: 2005-02-26)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 31.26 MB, length: 12:40)
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Submission #552 — Author's comments
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- Uses warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure

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SNES Zelda completed in a very quick manner by travelling in an alternate dimension through the walls. The core of the trick is to enter a corridor by pressing up+down or left+right.

[Tier: Moons]SNES The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (USA) "warp glitch" in 03:44.65 by Tompa.
snes9x movie (.smv) (date: 2010-08-03)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 26.30 MB, length: 11:37)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 22.13 MB, length: 11:40)
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Submission #2763 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1210 (03:44.67)
Rating: 7.9 (25.5 votes)
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- Uses warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure

This movie has been obsoleted!

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SNES Zelda completed in a very quick manner by traveling in an alternate dimension through the walls. The basis of the trick is to enter a corridor or staircase by holding left+up+right at the bottom of the stairs.

This movie is just 1 frame faster than the preceding version.


[Tier: Moons]SNES The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (USA) in 1:20:16.13 by flagitious.
snes9x movie (.smv) (date: 2005-04-24)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 139.74 MB, length: 1:28:04)
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Submission #639 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.7 (44 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure

This movie has been obsoleted!

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Any% completion of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, without using the traveling-through-walls trick that is seen in the short version.

Both this run and the short version use a wobbling trick in order to make Link walk a bit faster. The execution of this maneuver requires the usage of a controller that allows the player to press Up+Down simultaneously (such as, in this case, a modified Snes9x's controller).


[Tier: Moons]SNES The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (USA) "warp glitch" in 03:44.67 by Tompa.
snes9x movie (.smv) (date: 2008-10-23)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 22.16 MB, length: 11:37)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 21.59 MB, length: 11:37)
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Submission #2119 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1125 (03:44.95)
Rating: 7.4 (34 votes)
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- Uses warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure

This movie has been obsoleted!

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SNES Zelda completed in a very quick manner by traveling in an alternate dimension through the walls. The basis of the trick is to enter a corridor or staircase by holding left+up+right at the bottom of the stairs.

Now another 17 frames faster than the preceding version.


[Tier: Vault]SNES The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (USA) "warp glitch" in 03:45.35 by Erokky.
snes9x movie (.smv) (date: 2007-05-22)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 21.19 MB, length: 11:49)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 28.78 MB, length: 11:49)
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Submission #1525 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #328 (03:48.25)
Rating: 6.7 (30 votes)
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- Uses warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure

This movie has been obsoleted!

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SNES Zelda completed in a very quick manner by traveling in an alternate dimension through the walls. The basis of the trick is to enter a corridor or staircase by holding left+up+right at the bottom of the stairs. Note that you need the patched version of Snes9x to play the movie file.

Now 2.9 seconds faster than the preceding version due to new glitches involving doorways, stairs, and pressing three directional buttons at once.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Fastest Completion]SNES The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (JPN) "warp glitch" in 02:13.21 by Tompa.
snes9x movie (.smv) (date: 2013-08-27)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 19.13 MB, length: 10:07)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 18.87 MB, length: 10:07)
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Submission #4054 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1588 (03:44.65)
Rating: 8.3 (18 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure

This movie has been obsoleted!

Click here to see the movie that obsoleted it.
SNES Zelda completed in a very quick manner. The trick that is used to cut completion time by so much is holding left+up+right while entering a corridor or staircase, allowing Link to clip through the wall and walk out of bounds.

This movie is an astonishing minute and a half faster than the preceding version thanks to some new glitches.

#51554590290287988 -
minimap.lua (30.3kB Lua script)
Uploaded 2018-11-30 18:11:58 by fmp (9 files)
For SNES The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (11 files)
1802 views, 205 downloads
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#51326125340200575 -
maptracker.lua (31.3kB Lua script)
Uploaded 2018-11-20 11:15:49 by fmp (9 files)
For SNES The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (11 files)
1924 views, 216 downloads
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#51193429181314268 - stal wtf
stalrope wtf.bk2 (209kB bk2 movie [SNES])
Uploaded 2018-11-14 11:50:22 by fmp (9 files)
For SNES The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (11 files)
In 00:17.11 [1028 frames], 0 rerecords)
2006 views, 123 downloads

BK2 begins from savestate

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#50781046046457016 -
alttphundoupdate.bk2 (69.0kB bk2 movie [SNES])
Uploaded 2018-10-26 22:06:58 by fmp (9 files)
For SNES The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (11 files)
In 30:30.62 [110018 frames], 2 rerecords)
2151 views, 144 downloads
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#49902596300253108 - 100% v3 dm
100% v3 dm.bk2 (20.8kB bk2 movie [SNES])
Uploaded 2018-09-17 08:38:46 by fmp (9 files)
For SNES The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (11 files)
In 08:47.03 [31674 frames], 51410 rerecords)
2438 views, 155 downloads
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#49706505707207229 - 100% all hearts v2
100% v2.bk2 (121kB bk2 movie [SNES])
Uploaded 2018-09-08 12:42:08 by fmp (9 files)
For SNES The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (11 files)
In 58:17.49 [210195 frames], 17859 rerecords)
2550 views, 146 downloads
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#49548211791306277 - 100% all hearts
100 all hearts.bk2 (44.1kB bk2 movie [SNES])
Uploaded 2018-09-01 09:36:38 by fmp (9 files)
For SNES The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (11 files)
In 1:01:23.35 [221365 frames], 14254 rerecords)
2604 views, 143 downloads
First finished draft
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#43090199916176173 - Tairr's The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Heavy Spike
TLoZALthP-HeavySpike.bk2 (2.57kB bk2 movie [SNES])
Uploaded 2017-11-14 13:29:07 by Spikestuff (212 files)
For SNES The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (11 files)
In 02:20.94 [8470 frames], 510 rerecords)
5117 views, 250 downloads
At the end of the day. This wasn't faster than Tompa.

The grunt of the input is handled by the author not me.
So if they're are any mistakes left in it'll be during the author's segment.

For a first timer, this is honestly real good despite the errors in the original input.
Too bad Tompa's was better by 464 frames.

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#28282863457786978 - zelda LTTP tas - RTA route v003 complete
Zelda no Densetsu - Kamigami no Triforce (Japan).bk2 (4.23kB bk2 movie [SNES])
Uploaded 2016-01-17 17:00:52 by cooprocks123e (1 file)
For SNES The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (11 files)
In 02:19.79 [8401 frames], 654 rerecords)
7205 views, 360 downloads
my first TAS
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#9351479050244024 - Pegasus Boots Exploration Glitch
Pegasus Boots Exploration Glitch - LTTP.smv (124kB smv movie [SNES])
Uploaded 2013-09-17 03:04:38 by IMPblackbelt (1 file)
For SNES The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (11 files)
In 03:08.66 [11338 frames], 0 rerecords)
10186 views, 571 downloads

SMV file begins from a snapshot

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#8710388382096206 - A Link to the Past glitched any%
AlltpGlitched.lsmv (2.53kB lsmv movie [SNES])
Uploaded 2013-08-19 06:09:21 by TASeditor (180 files)
For SNES The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (11 files)
In 02:15.23 [8127 frames], 1617 rerecords)
13092 views, 536 downloads
Could be improved.
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