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Total movies: 6


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Fastest Completion]NES Bucky O'Hare (USA) in 22:13.6 by AnS.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2007-11-12)
AVI file via BitTorrent (size: 29.68 MB, length: 27:44)
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Submission #1738 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #472 (25:02.32)
Rating: 7.6 (34.5 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Uses death to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter
A rare instance of a Japanese-made NES game based on a U.S.-originated comic book, Bucky O'Hare (1992) provides a player with a good combination of platforming action similar to Mega Man, an interesting plot, and convincing production values. You can play as one of the five unique characters, which you are free to select at any time, after saving them from the clutches of the Toad Empire. Each character has special abilities required to take advantage of in order to pass through the game's numerous variably designed stages, ranging from single-screen puzzle rooms to autoscrolling shoot-'em-ups.

Interesting fact about this game is that Konami used to implement unconventional ways of piracy protection, in this particular case by making each hit or an otherwise harmful collision in the game result in an instant death if you play it illegitimately. Apparently, this was how a large amount of people were used to playing it in pre-emulation era, without ever finding out Konami's little sabotage.

This movie by AnS is set up in a fashion that imitates this handicap by playing the game in hard mode (accessing it through a password), where every hit results in death. Other than that, it also improves the previous movie by 2 minutes 48.7 seconds, using several major glitches and a lot of small tricks explained in great detail in the author's comments.


[Tier: Vault]NES Choujin Sentai Jetman (JPN) in 09:29.33 by AnS.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2006-11-02)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 41.90 MB, length: 12:25)
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Submission #1104 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.0 (15 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Fighting
- Genre: Platform

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Continuing the trend of NES games based on popular Japanese TV shows, Jetman is apparently about multi-colored heroes and robots duking it out. No, it's not Power Rangers.

This movie probably qualifies for "Quickest Giant Robot Fights."


[Tier: Vault]NES Choujin Sentai Jetman (JPN) in 09:23.95 by AnS.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2007-07-21)
AVI file via BitTorrent (size: 17.80 MB, length: 12:28)
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Submission #1622 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #914 (09:24.87)
Rating: 5.7 (25 votes)
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Fighting
- Genre: Platform
Continuing the trend of NES games based on popular Japanese TV shows, Jetman is apparently about multi-colored heroes and robots duking it out. No, it's not Power Rangers.

This movie probably qualifies for "Quickest Giant Robot Fights."


[Tier: Vault]NES Disney's The Little Mermaid (USA) in 06:48.4 by AnS.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2006-04-26)
AVI file via BitTorrent (size: 9.15 MB, length: 07:29)
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Submission #1062 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #180 (07:38.65)
Rating: 5.5 (32.5 votes)
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- Genre: Action

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The Little Mermaid is a simple game based on the movie of the same name. You control the mermaid Ariel as she swims through several stages and beats up bosses by tossing fish encapsulated in bubbles.

Normally, shooting bubbles stops Ariel, so a speedrun would try to avoid all the enemies. However, the author manages to fire shots with little movement delay thanks to a glitch involving turning around. Luck manipulation is also used to beat the bosses quite quickly. For more details, see the submission comments.

This run, AnS's first published movie here, improves the previous version by 51 seconds.


[Tier: Moons]NES Hi no Tori: Gaou no Bouken (JPN) in 14:16.73 by AnS.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2007-03-25)
AVI file via BitTorrent (size: 27.90 MB, length: 16:33)
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Submission #1482 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #20 (14:32.25)
Rating: 7.0 (26 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Despite the fact that this is a Konami game, this game is not well-known in western countries.
This game is really quite difficult.

火の鳥 = bird of fire (Japanese name for phoenix).

This is a 15.5-second improvement to the previous author's movie, through a route change and extensive luck manipulation.


[Tier: Moons]NES Rockin' Kats (USA) "Channel X" in 01:03.43 by AnS.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2006-09-09)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 2.18 MB, length: 02:57)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 2.29 MB, length: 02:57)
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Submission #1120 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.4 (34 votes)
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Uses a level password
- Genre: Platform

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Whoever said cats can't fly needs to watch this movie. Rockin' Kats is a nice platformer with tricky gameplay similar to Bionic Commando and Ninja Five-O.
This little movie represents the hardest part of the game - Channel X, which normally appears as a secret bonus stage after the normal ending. This TAS however does not play through the entire game, but inputs a password in the beginning to access Channel X right away.

This 1-minute movie has all the ingredients needed for a good TAS: high-speed acrobatics involving a punchgun and unmotivated violence towards various types of canine.

If you liked this movie, be sure to also check out the movie that beats the actual game.

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