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Total movies: 29


[Tier: Moons]A2600 H.E.R.O. (USA) in 09:55.78 by FractalFusion.
Bizhawk movie (.bkm) (date: 2013-03-22)
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Rating: 6.0 (9.5 votes)
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform

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H.E.R.O. is a rare fast-paced platformer for the Atari 2600. You control a man with a gyropack who must traverse caves, avoid dangerous enemies, and use a few sticks of dynamite to blast open paths in order to rescue trapped miners.

The author, FractalFusion, chooses the first play mode to start from Level 1 and play through all 20 levels once.


[Tier: Moons]DS Space Invaders Extreme 2 (USA) in 07:56.48 by FractalFusion.
DeSmuME movie (.dsm) (date: 2010-07-10)
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Submission #2734 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.9 (28 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Forgoes time-saving death
- Genre: Shooter
Space Invaders needs no introduction. Space Invaders Extreme 2 is part of a recent revival of the series, introducing power-ups and a variety of new gameplay modes.

This run plays Score Attack mode on the hardest available path. Note that it doesn't aim for highest score because doing so would make the movie considerably longer.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Futari wa Precure Max Heart: Maji? Maji!? Fight de IN Janai (JPN) in 31:49.59 by FractalFusion.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2013-02-07)
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Rating: 6.5 (8.5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
An action platform game based on the Precure (Pretty Cure) anime, starring three girls who kick and punch their way to victory.

This TAS abuses the physics of this game to speed through the levels quickly. For more information, see the author's comments.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]GBA Pokémon: Sapphire Version (USA v1.0) in 1:35:07.97 by FractalFusion.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2007-07-23)
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Submission #1629 — Author's comments
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Rating: 5.4 (22 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG

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Pokémon Sapphire, along with Pokémon Ruby and Emerald, is part of the third-generation Pokémon games, after Pokémon Gold and Silver. Noticeable differences include the graphics and interface, Pokémon abilities, and the running shoes that allow the player to move around in the outside overworld very fast, before getting the bike.

This run improves on the author's previous run by 96 seconds, mostly due to using a different Pokemon a third of the way through. Mudkip, the chosen starter, is a Water Pokémon that has Water/Ground evolutions. After the third gym, Machop, a Fighting type, is used. Its ability allows the Attack stat to be multiplied by 1.5x if it receives a status condition. The paralysis effect is no accident.

Note: You need to have Real Time Clock on and use Flash 128k as Save Type. Real Time Clock is for sync, while Flash 128k is to prevent the game from giving a white screen.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]GBA Pokémon: Sapphire Version (USA v1.0) in 1:36:44.28 by FractalFusion.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2007-06-13)
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Rating: 5.1 (6 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG

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Pokémon Sapphire, along with Pokémon Ruby and Emerald, is part of the third-generation Pokémon games, after Pokémon Gold and Silver. Noticeable differences include the graphics and interface, Pokémon abilities, and the running shoes that allow the player to move around in the outside overworld very fast, before getting the bike.

This run improves on its predecessor by over 12.5 minutes (mostly from skipping unnecessary battles), while catching the same five Pokémon, and taking advantage of critical hits and Pokémon abilities. Mudkip, the chosen starter, is a Water Pokémon that has Water/Ground evolutions. Almost all battle action involves this one Pokémon, with the legendary Kyogre (exclusive to Sapphire) leading the last couple battles.

Note: You need to have Real Time Clock on and use Flash 128k as Save Type.

In case there are white-screen ROM issues, the run is also reported to work on the following ROMs:

  • Pokemon Sapphire (U) [hIRff]
  • Pokemon Sapphire (U) [h1] (Clock)

[Tier: Vault]GBA Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell (USA) in 36:04.7 by FractalFusion.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2007-08-05)
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Submission #1603 — Author's comments
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Rating: 5.8 (26 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Forgoes time-saving death
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
Splinter Cell is a well known stealth action game where agent Sam Fisher tries to rescue CIA agents from the bad guys.

However, in this run the author doesn't care about stealth at all and runs through the levels as fast as possible.

FractalFusion has also created a TAS for the game's GBA sequel.


[Tier: Vault]GBA Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow (USA) in 53:17.47 by FractalFusion.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2012-12-19)
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Submission #1896 — Author's comments
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Rating: 5.0 (6 votes)
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- Forgoes time-saving death
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Strategy
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow is the second game in the Splinter Cell series. Unlike its predecessor, you have to pay some heed to the stealth system. This leads to more creative solutions to many levels. The author's comments contain many details about the gameplay and routes chosen.

[Tier: Moons]GBC Mega Man Xtreme (USA) in 27:33.58 by FractalFusion.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2009-08-06)
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Submission #2286 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.9 (18 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Platform
Mega Man Xtreme is a port of the popular Mega Man X series to the Game Boy Color. It adapts the Mavericks and their stages from that series and wraps it into gameplay more suited for the portable console.

Here, FractalFusion speeds through the game and exploits glitches to create a movie worthy of what we have come to expect from Mega Man at TASVideos.

This movie is played from a savestate that has unlocked "Xtreme mode", which allows you to play all of the levels in one game. Runs that start from a savestate are not normally allowed; see the Movie Rules for more on this.


Note: This movie requires VBA rerecording v19, v21 or v22.

[Tier: Moons]GBC Pokémon: Gold Version (USA/Europe) in 2:54:27.15 by FractalFusion.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2006-07-17)
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Submission #1123 — Author's comments
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Rating: 5.7 (43 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Pokémon Gold and Silver form the second generation of Pokémon, after Pokémon Red and Blue. The main differences between the generations is that the game is now in full color, and that there are 250 Pokémon instead of 151.

This movie plays through Pokémon Gold in a fairly fast manner, catching only a half dozen Pokémon in the process, but acquiring all the gym badges, and ultimately beating the protagonist of the previous generation of Pokémon games.

The author of this movie, FractalFusion, has written very extensive details of anything regarding this movie, including even some of the mathematical formulas used by the game. As usual, we recommend reading these comments.


This movie requires VBA1.7.2 v17 to synchronize. See the submission text for details.

[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]GBC Pokémon: Yellow Version (USA) "arbitrary code execution" in 03:14.15 by FractalFusion.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2013-03-20)
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Submission #3894 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.9 (36 votes)
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- Playaround
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Executes arbitrary code
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts save data
- Corrupts memory
- Genre: RPG
Award - Gameboy TAS of 2013Award - Glitchy TAS of 2013

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The TASVideos record movie for Pokémon: Yellow Version uses heavy glitches that lead to Ash cataloging every Pokémon in slightly over a minute. Is there any way to get more ridiculous than that? In this run, using nothing but the Game Boy buttons and tool-assisted precision, the game is made to run an arbitrary program. For details on how this was achieved, see the author's comments.

This movie improves upon its predecessor by never having to leave Ash's room to gain full control of execution flow. However, that movie has a very different kind of payload at the end, and is worth watching as well. Both movies apply the idea that TASing is programming input rather than playing the game. For a list of more runs that embody this idea, see this post.

As this run was submitted on March 14 - "Pi Day", it contains many, many references to π. See how many you can find!


[Tier: Vault]GB Minesweeper (JPN) in 00:32.17 by FractalFusion.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2008-08-26)
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Submission #2058 — Author's comments
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Rating: 5.9 (26 votes)
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- Uses a level password
- Genre: Puzzle

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This run demonstrates Minesweeper's Last level of 7 missions being destroyed by FractalFusion in just over 32 seconds. In fact, the face at the top of the screen is so impressed it's constantly in awe.

[Tier: Vault][Notable improvement][Fastest Completion]Genesis Todd's Adventures in Slime World (USA) in 00:42.8 by FractalFusion.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2014-01-09)
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Submission #4153 — Author's comments
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Rating: 2.9 (12 votes)
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Todd's Adventures in Slime World is a platform game developed by Epyx and published by Atari. You play as Todd, a boy exploring an alien planet that is made entirely of slime. After finding out that Slime World is melting, he rushes to find his way back through the mazelike corridors to the safety of his ship.

This publication, unlike the previous one, features the impressive keyboard solo in the ending theme.


[Tier: Moons]NES Monopoly (USA) "4 cpus" in 01:07.67 by FractalFusion.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2006-11-21)
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Submission #1199 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.4 (61 votes)
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- Demonstration
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Board
While the CPUs were distracted, FractalFusion changed the dice on them and then left the board for a few minutes. When he came back, all the CPUs were crying. The fraud squad is still investigating.

This movie aims to defeat 4 CPU controlled players, ceasing to press buttons on the controller after as little time as possible. Luck is manipulated for the first 1:08, and then the CPUs are left to lose by themselves without requiring any further actions by the player.


[Tier: Vault]NES Rocman X (China) in 13:22.48 by FractalFusion.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2012-12-31)
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Rating: 5.9 (18 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Rocman X is an original game created by the Taiwanese company Sachen, the most prolific unlicensed developer for the NES/Famicom. Despite the name and pirated title screen, this game has almost nothing to do with Mega Man.

The game takes place in Thunder Blaster Man's home of Gadem City. The mayor is in the middle of throwing a big party for the city's centennial when a mysterious figure crashes the party and kidnaps the mayor's daughter, Miss Lucy. The kidnapper turns out to be the leader of an evil crime syndicate who demands a large ransom for her safe return. Now it's up to the eponymous hero to save Miss Lucy and bring the syndicate to justice!

In this run, FractalFusion jumps and flies through all four levels of this odd platformer and saves Miss Lucy in just under thirteen and a half minutes.


[Tier: Vault]NES Solitaire in 00:42.8 by FractalFusion.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2011-10-01)
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Submission #3303 — Author's comments
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Rating: 5.6 (23.5 votes)
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- Unofficial game
- Genre: Strategy

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Solitaire is a family of single-player card games. The particular form featured on the NES is called Klondike, and you can find it distributed with many desktop operating systems, such as Windows.

This run improves the previous one by ~4.5 seconds, which was done on the same layout, thanks to movement optimisation. Please read the submission comments for more details.


[Tier: Vault]NES Takeshi no Chousenjou (JPN) "warp glitch" in 03:53.58 by FractalFusion.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2009-07-21)
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Submission #2295 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.0 (27 votes)
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- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform

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Created by a Japanese comedian who hated video games, this game was meant to be near impossible to complete. Rumor has it that at one point the player must leave the controller untouched for 1 hour, and fight a "final boss" with over 1 million hit-points. Although none of it is true, the game makes no sense, which is why it is so hard to beat.

The author instead completes the game in a mere 4 minutes by simply walking off the edge of existence, and magically ending at the final treasure room.


[Tier: Moons]PSX Azure Dreams (USA) "best ending" in 10:31.73 by FractalFusion.
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Submission #2256 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.7 (16 votes)
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- Best ending
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Azure Dreams is an RPG random dungeon crawler where the main character, Koh, can recruit familiars and level them up in the 40-floor Monster Tower, while gaining items and riches. He can also help the local town and romance some girls.

As can be seen from the movie time, none of this occurs in this TAS. It's just one naked dash to the top and a whole bunch of fortuitous circumstances. Luck manipulation was used on almost every floor to ensure that elevators and helpful traps are strategically located.

Should you decide to play Azure Dreams, this is definitely the wrong way to play the game.


[Tier: Stars][Fastest Completion]PSX Mega Man 8 (USA) in 47:06.23 by FractalFusion.
PCSX movie (.pxm) (date: 2010-04-04)
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Rating: 8.3 (29 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
The eighth entry in the Mega Man series is very similar to the preceding games, especially its direct predecessor (in light of being the second entry in the franchise released for the PSX, the first being a port of X3). Once again, Mega Man takes on eight Robot Masters and goes on to raid Wily's fortress.

If you're here for the plot, though, you're missing the point - instead enjoy the impossibly fast action and nifty glitch abuse in this run of the longest presently-TASable game in the main series to date.

Note: The credits are missing due to an emulator glitch. For those who are interested in seeing the credits, they can be watched here.


[Tier: Moons]PSX Mega Man X6 (USA) in 25:53.02 by FractalFusion.
PCSX movie (.pxm) (date: 2009-04-13)
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Rating: 8.2 (34.5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform

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Capcom decided to make some easy money, so they recycled parts of Mega Man X5, threw in overly difficult trial-and-error gameplay, made almost everything an obstacle course, and called it Mega Man X6.

This run uses both X and Zero. Zero's sword physics makes it the ideal boss killer but some bosses have unavoidable invincibility periods, which is why X is sometimes used. The run also obtains a weapon which is more beneficial to X than to Zero. Zero cannot be obtained right away, but must be obtained by beating a certain boss.

The run uses the hardest difficulty level, Xtreme, which would be more appropriately called insane.

For a run that plays through all stages, see [1516] PSX Mega Man X6 (USA) "all stages" by Mothrayas in 41:18.38.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]SNES Cyborg 009 (JPN) in 16:06.92 by FractalFusion.
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Submission #2427 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.1 (16 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses easiest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
Cyborg 009 is based on the manga and anime of the same name, which began a long time ago. There are eight characters that you can use, but one of them is set and you can only choose two others for each mission.

The run uses 008 (Pyunma) and 005 (Geronimo) most of the time. 008 can jump forward quickly and swim in water, while 005 does heavy damage to bosses. Various power-ups are collected to level-up 009 (Joe) due to an event near the end of the game.

The run uses the easiest difficulty due to the final boss taking less time to beat.

If you play this game, it is recommended to level-up 009 first, and a lot.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Gekisou Sentai Car Ranger (JPN) "best ending" in 07:43.17 by FractalFusion.
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Rating: 6.6 (7 votes)
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- Best ending
- Genre: Platform
Gekisou Sentai Car Ranger is a Power Rangers game released only in Japan. It uses the Sufami Turbo loader add-on for the SNES, making it even more obscure.

The game itself is rather short for a platformer. Only the yellow and red rangers are used due to their unique character advantages which allow them to complete the game faster than the other rangers. Unlike its predecessor, this run gets good ending by getting the minimum 250 parts necessary to form Racing Fusion RV Robo and defeat a transformed President Gynamo before he blows up the Earth. This results in the movie length being increased by 46.26 seconds. See the author's notes for more details.

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[Tier: Vault]SNES Gekisou Sentai Car Ranger (JPN) in 06:56.9 by FractalFusion.
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Rating: 6.0 (7.5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
Gekisou Sentai Car Ranger is a Power Rangers game released only in Japan. It uses the Sufami Turbo loader add-on for the SNES, making it even more obscure.

The game itself is rather short for a platformer. Only the yellow and red rangers are used due to their unique character advantages which allow them to complete the game faster than the other rangers. Not only does this run get the worst ending, the game even explicitly says so after a scene where the Earth explodes.

Bad End


[Tier: Moons]SNES Mega Man & Bass (JPN) "Forte" in 29:08.07 by FractalFusion.
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Rating: 7.9 (25 votes)
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- Uses a suboptimal character
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform

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Rockman & Forte (ロックマン&フォルテ), known as Mega Man & Bass in the western world, used to be the last game chronologically released for the original Rockman/Megaman series, until Rockman & Forte Mirai kara no Chōsensha (ロックマン&フォルテ 未来からの挑戦者) was released on the WonderSwan handheld system. This game bears a striking resemblance to Mega Man 8, not only in style, but in excessive graphic detail.

Similarly to Mega Man X4, the player has the option to choose one of two characters to play through. In this run, Forte is chosen.

FractalFusion takes apart the game with some glitches that allow Forte to zip around in walls. This run is 5:23 faster than the previous run, mostly due to an item called Counter Attacker (Cost Attack in Mega Man & Bass GBA) that allows more damage to a boss if Forte is low on health. This also explains why Forte takes much damage throughout the run. Read the author's comments for more details.

Note: This movie contains a death. It is intentional, and saves time.

There are two more Rockman & Forte runs to watch on this site. There is a run that completes the game as Rockman, and there is a run that collects all 100 CDs as Rockman.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Mega Man X (USA v1.1) in 29:57.88 by FractalFusion.
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- Genre: Action
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Since moving to the SNES 16-bit land, Mega Man has taken the secret identity X, but everyone knows it's still him because he's the only blue robot who shoots three pellets at a time at other robots and steals their weapons.

FractalFusion takes the game apart with a new route, new strategies, nasty bugs and more optimal movements.

For extra curiosity, there is a page "Mega Man X Tricks" that explains some of the tricks that are and/or can be used in the X series games.

If you want to see more of the blue-clad hero, we recommend watching the 100% completion run.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Mega Man X (USA v1.1) "password glitch" in 16:56.88 by FractalFusion.
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Demonstration
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses a level password
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Since moving to the SNES 16-bit land, Mega Man has taken the secret identity X, but everyone knows it's still him because he's the only blue robot who shoots three pellets at a time at other robots, steals their weapons, and zips through walls.

FractalFusion plays this game a bit differently than usual. He abuses a failed password in order to obtain all weapons before the intro stage; this also causes all 8 Mavericks to be flagged as beaten, so the run proceeds directly to the Sigma stages after the intro stage.

Because the failed password does not include X's armor upgrades and the Maverick stages are never entered, the dash boots (normally impossible to avoid) are never collected, meaning that Mega Man X spends the entire run walking through the stages; this provides more opportunities for entertainment than usual. For more information, read the author's comments.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Mega Man X2 (USA) "best ending, no upgrades" in 33:51.62 by FractalFusion.
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Rating: 7.9 (19 votes)
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- Low% completion
- Best ending
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform

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Mega Man X2 makes a particularly interesting run as there are many weapons that can be used to increase mobility. However, many of these weapon abilities require the use of the X-Buster upgrade, which is skipped in this movie. In fact, in this movie, FractalFusion does not collect any of X's upgrades! However, he does rescue Zero by fighting three optional X-Hunter battles. This is arguably the hardest set of goals to accomplish in a run of Mega Man X2.

This route was designed to have the exact opposite goals of this run, which collects all upgrades but skips saving Zero. With this run, however, the bosses near the end are no longer defeated in a single hit, showing off more of their AI. Also, due to the items collected, there is an easter egg in the ending credits.

For more X2 action, check out the fastest any% run which only collects the X-Buster upgrade.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Mega Man X2 (USA) in 32:22.57 by FractalFusion.
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- 100% completion
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform

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Mega Man X2 makes a particularly interesting run as many of the weapons can actually be used in mobility, such as a grappling hook, a fast mid-air dash or even a weapon that can make enemies into platforms. The author (FractalFusion) takes special care to ensure that when there is a situation in which a weapon would help him progress quicker, he uses it.

FractalFusion's run is 1:54 faster than blechy's run by using better boss strategies and various route changes, most notably getting the Strike Chain as soon as possible. The importance of a grappling hook cannot be stressed enough.

In order to get the Shouryuken (flame uppercut) which is used towards the end of the movie, the author must first collect 100% of items, such as Heart Tanks, Sub Tanks, and Item Capsules, but not Zero Parts. However, because these powerups are not far out of the way, and because the Shouryuken saves so much time later on, it turns out that this movie may also prove to be as fast as possible.

The page Mega Man X Tricks explains some of the tricks that can be used in the X series games.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Mega Man X3 (USA) in 38:14.65 by FractalFusion.
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In Mega Man X3, you will find yourself finally using Zero's coveted sword. The author speeds through the game very rapidly, and uses the sword to beat the 8 bosses very quickly the second time around.

This run is a whopping 1:36 faster than the last version, both by using some new tricks and playing with more precision.

The page Mega Man X Tricks explains some of the tricks that can be used in the X series games.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Poko-Nyan! Henpokorin Adventure (JPN) in 06:40.02 by FractalFusion.
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Pokonyan! was a 1993 manga aimed at young children that was later adapted into an anime and a video game. You control Pokonyan, a tanuki, on a mission to retrieve his owner's candy from some kitsune.

FractalFusion rescues the candy so fast that the poor kitsune don't even have time to blink.

Please read the welcome page if you haven't already done so. It explains the rules and methods that apply to all of these movies, particularly the use of savestates and frame advance. Also refer to our Glossary to understand terms we use, such as TAS or other unfamiliar terms.

Added [Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Takeshi no Chousenjou (JPN) "warp glitch" by was0x & EZGames69 in 03:51.14 (2018-10-15)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Takeshi no Chousenjou (JPN) "warp glitch" by was0x in 03:51.17 (2015-12-31)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Takeshi no Chousenjou (JPN) "warp glitch" by was0x in 03:51.8 (2015-02-04)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Takeshi no Chousenjou (JPN) "warp glitch" by was0x in 03:52.0 (2013-04-13)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Takeshi no Chousenjou (JPN) "warp glitch" by FractalFusion in 03:53.58 (2009-07-21)
Added [Tier: Moons][Has commentary]GBC Pokémon: Yellow Version (USA/Europe) by TiKevin83 in 1:36:42.31 (2018-03-31)
Added [Tier: Moons]PSX Mega Man X6 (USA) "100%, X only" by Rolanmen1 in 1:02:26.79 (2017-09-29)
Added [Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]GBC Pokémon: Yellow Version (USA/Europe) "arbitrary code execution" by MrWint in 05:48.28 (2017-04-01)
- obsoletes [Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]GBC Pokémon: Yellow Version (USA) "arbitrary code execution" by FractalFusion in 03:14.15 (2013-03-20)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GBC Pokémon: Yellow Version (USA) "arbitrary code execution" by bortreb in 12:51.87 (2012-12-05)
Added [Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]A2600 H.E.R.O. (USA) by StarvinStruthers in 09:51.01 (2017-03-23)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]A2600 H.E.R.O. (USA) by FractalFusion in 09:55.78 (2013-03-22)
Added [Tier: Moons]SNES Mega Man X2 (USA) "100%" by Hetfield90, FractalFusion, hidaigai, nrg_zam & GoddessMaria in 32:57.64 (2016-11-04)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Mega Man X2 (USA) "best ending, no upgrades" by FractalFusion in 33:51.62 (2009-11-17)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Mega Man X2 (USA) "all upgrades" by hidaigai in 31:21.83 (2016-03-09)
Added [Tier: Moons]SNES Mega Man X3 (USA) by GlitchMan & Hetfield90 in 37:54.5 (2016-10-30)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Mega Man X3 (USA) by agwawaf in 38:07.12 (2011-11-01)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Mega Man X3 (USA) by FractalFusion in 38:14.65 (2006-01-05)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Mega Man X3 (USA) by nitsuja in 39:50.92 (2005-05-01)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Mega Man X3 (USA) by Prower in 43:35.52 (2004-08-09)
Added [Tier: Moons]SNES Mega Man X3 (USA) "100%" by Hetfield90, nrg_zam & GlitchMan in 42:16.24 (2016-10-22)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Mega Man X3 (USA) "100%" by Hetfield90 in 42:50.82 (2015-10-11)
Added [Tier: Stars]SNES Mega Man X (USA) "100%" by Hetfield90 in 33:07.13 (2016-08-15)
- obsoletes [Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]SNES Mega Man X (USA v1.0) "100%" by Hetfield90 in 33:13.63 (2015-03-07)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Mega Man X (USA) "100%" by Hetfield90 in 33:48.86 (2015-01-26)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Mega Man X (USA v1.1) "100%" by dezbeast in 33:58.87 (2009-02-27)
Added [Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]SNES Mega Man X (USA) by nrg_zam in 29:08.45 (2016-06-07)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Mega Man X (USA) by Hetfield90 in 29:12.91 (2015-04-14)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Mega Man X (USA v1.1) by FractalFusion in 29:57.88 (2006-12-02)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Mega Man X (USA v1.1) by DeHackEd in 30:43.92 (2005-02-26)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Mega Man X (USA v1.1) by Wodball in 32:00.6 (2004-07-31)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Mega Man X (USA v1.1) by Frenom in 33:47.43 (2004-07-22)
- - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Mega Man X (USA v1.1) by Wodball in 34:48.42 (2004-07-15)
Added [Tier: Vault]NES Solitaire (USA) by TheRealThingy in 00:37.82 (2016-04-06)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Solitaire (USA) by TheRealThingy in 00:38.05 (2015-06-04)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Solitaire (any) by FractalFusion in 00:42.8 (2011-10-01)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Solitaire (any v1.1) by mmbossman in 00:47.27 (2008-04-08)
Added [Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]SNES Mega Man X2 (USA) by Hetfield90 in 31:06.34 (2015-10-09)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Mega Man X2 (USA) by Hetfield90 in 31:15.14 (2015-07-11)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]SNES Mega Man X2 (USA) by FractalFusion & Graveworm in 31:42.45 (2007-03-02)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Mega Man X2 (JPN) by parrot14green in 31:50.58 (2006-10-15)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Mega Man X2 (USA) by FractalFusion in 32:22.57 (2005-10-01)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]SNES Mega Man X2 (USA) by Blechy in 34:16.97 (2004-08-13)
Added [Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]GB Pokémon: Red Version (USA/Europe) "save glitch" by MrWint in 01:09.95 (2014-09-20)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]GBC Pokémon: Yellow Version (USA/Europe) "save glitch" by p4wn3r in 01:09.63 (2011-08-15)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]GBC Pokémon: Yellow Version (USA/Europe) "save glitch" by p4wn3r in 01:27.23 (2010-12-23)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]GBC Pokémon: Yellow Version (USA) "save glitch" by p4wn3r in 01:36.95 (2010-11-21)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]GBC Pokémon: Yellow Version (USA) "save glitch" by p4wn3r in 01:43.27 (2010-08-02)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]SGB Pocket Monsters: Green (JPN v1.0) "warp glitch" by p4wn3r in 04:24.37 (2010-10-10)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GBC Pokémon: Yellow Version (USA/Europe) "save glitch" by gia in 02:06.28 (2008-06-14)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]SGB Pocket Monsters: Green (JPN v1.0) "warp glitch" by Primorial#soup in 04:24.53 (2007-08-12)
Added [Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]GBC Pokémon: Silver Version (USA/Europe) "Coin Case glitch" by MrWint in 30:39.49 (2014-04-03)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GBC Pokémon: Gold Version (USA/Europe) "save glitch" by bobmario511 in 54:24.96 (2013-12-30)
Added [Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]GB Minesweeper (JPN) by Kiske in 00:29.45 (2014-02-19)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]GB Minesweeper (JPN) by Ryuto in 00:29.65 (2009-12-11)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]GB Minesweeper (JPN) by FractalFusion in 00:32.17 (2008-08-26)
Added [Tier: Vault][Notable improvement][Fastest Completion]Genesis Todd's Adventures in Slime World (USA) by FractalFusion in 00:42.8 (2014-01-09)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]Genesis Todd's Adventures in Slime World (USA) by Aqfaq in 02:15.76 (2013-01-27)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Takeshi no Chousenjou (JPN) by was0x in 15:42.5 (2013-04-13)
Added [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]PSX Mega Man X6 (USA) "all stages" by Rolanmen1 in 39:31.35 (2013-03-20)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]PSX Mega Man X6 (USA) "all stages" by Mothrayas in 41:18.38 (2010-05-08)
Added [Tier: Moons]GBA Futari wa Precure Max Heart: Maji? Maji!? Fight de IN Janai (JPN) by FractalFusion in 31:49.59 (2013-02-07)
Added [Tier: Vault]NES Rocman X (China) by FractalFusion in 13:22.48 (2012-12-31)
Added [Tier: Vault]GBA Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow (USA) by FractalFusion in 53:17.47 (2012-12-19)
Added [Tier: Moons]SNES Mega Man X (USA v1.1) "password glitch" by FractalFusion in 16:56.88 (2012-06-12)
Added [Tier: Moons]SNES Poko-Nyan! Henpokorin Adventure (JPN) by FractalFusion in 06:40.02 (2012-06-10)
Added [Tier: Moons]SNES Gekisou Sentai Car Ranger (JPN) "best ending" by FractalFusion in 07:43.17 (2012-03-27)
Added [Tier: Vault]SNES Gekisou Sentai Car Ranger (JPN) by FractalFusion in 06:56.9 (2012-01-06)
Added [Tier: Stars]SNES Mega Man & Bass (JPN) "100 CDs" by sparky, parrot14green & woabclf in 38:07.68 (2011-11-23)
- obsoletes [Tier: Stars]SNES Mega Man & Bass (JPN) "100 CDs" by parrot14green in 39:48.65 (2011-01-23)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]SNES Mega Man & Bass (JPN) "100 CDs" by parrot14green in 42:19.82 (2007-12-30)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Mega Man & Bass (JPN) "100 CDs" by vsmk3 in 48:26.92 (2006-08-06)
Added [Tier: Moons]SNES Mega Man X3 (USA) "best ending, max%" by agwawaf in 43:11.75 (2011-11-22)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Mega Man X3 (USA) "best ending, max%" by Mothrayas in 43:52.33 (2011-05-08)
Added [Tier: Moons]PSX Mega Man X6 (USA) "100%" by Rolanmen1 in 56:47.18 (2011-10-20)
Added [Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]GBA Pokémon: Ruby Version (USA) by FractalFusion & GoddessMaria in 1:31:45.43 (2011-06-27)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]GBA Pokémon: Sapphire Version (USA v1.0) by FractalFusion in 1:35:07.97 (2007-07-23)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]GBA Pokémon: Sapphire Version (USA v1.0) by FractalFusion in 1:36:44.28 (2007-06-13)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]GBA Pokémon: Sapphire Version (USA v1.0) by kirbymuncher in 1:49:16.33 (2007-02-22)
Added [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]SNES Mega Man & Bass (JPN) "Bass" by sparky in 28:08.23 (2011-02-23)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Mega Man & Bass (JPN) "Forte" by FractalFusion in 29:08.07 (2008-06-19)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Mega Man & Bass (JPN) "Forte" by Gigafrost in 34:31.05 (2006-03-09)
Added [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Fastest Completion]SNES Mega Man & Bass (JPN) "Mega Man" by sparky in 27:21.47 (2011-02-19)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Mega Man & Bass (JPN) "Rockman" by sparky in 28:03.12 (2010-12-10)
Added [Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]PSX Mega Man X6 (USA) by Rolanmen1 & FractalFusion in 25:34.02 (2010-12-11)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]PSX Mega Man X6 (USA) by FractalFusion in 25:53.02 (2009-04-13)
Added [Tier: Moons]DS Space Invaders Extreme 2 (USA) by FractalFusion in 07:56.48 (2010-07-10)
Added [Tier: Stars][Fastest Completion]PSX Mega Man 8 (USA) by FractalFusion in 47:06.23 (2010-04-04)
Added [Tier: Moons]PSX Azure Dreams (USA) "best ending" by FractalFusion in 10:31.73 (2010-03-10)
Added [Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]SNES Cyborg 009 (JPN) by FractalFusion in 16:06.92 (2009-11-07)
Added [Tier: Moons]GBC Mega Man Xtreme (USA) by FractalFusion in 27:33.58 (2009-08-06)
Added [Tier: Vault]GBA Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell (USA) by FractalFusion in 36:04.7 (2007-08-05)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Monopoly (USA) "4 cpus" by FractalFusion in 01:07.67 (2006-11-21)
Added [Tier: Moons]GBC Pokémon: Gold Version (USA/Europe) by FractalFusion in 2:54:27.15 (2006-07-17)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Monopoly (USA) by Acmlm in 00:30.03 (2006-04-04)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Monopoly (USA) by Phil in 00:33.62 (2006-02-26)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Monopoly (USA) by Acmlm in 00:35.17 (2004-11-22)

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