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Total movies: 6


[Tier: Vault]32X Knuckles' Chaotix (JPN/USA) in 35:07.7 by Upthorn.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2006-06-02)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 242.66 MB, length: 38:41)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 229.11 MB, length: 38:41)
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Submission #1057 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.2 (31 votes)
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- Forgoes warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Platform
Knuckles' Chaotix is a Sonic game that doesn't feature Sonic. The story follows Knuckles the Echidna as he tries to save his friends from Dr. Robotnik, one at a time, by tying an elastic band of "ring energy" between himself and each of them.

The gameplay is similar to that of earlier Sonic games, and after each stage, the next level is selected via roulette. These roulettes and the game's cutscenes comprise about 66% of the total movie length, so we recommend skipping through them.

In the site's first 32X publication, Upthorn uses a number of glitches (of which the most prominent is zipping through walls) to complete most of the levels tens of seconds faster than intended.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Ecco: The Tides of Time (USA) in 47:38.72 by Upthorn.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2008-08-18)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 181.52 MB, length: 49:51)
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Submission #2054 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.8 (27 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Puzzle
Ecco: The Tides of Time (1994) is the sequel to Ecco the Dolphin. It is harder than the original, and continues its bizarre science fiction plotline. You control Ecco the dolphin, navigating the waters, circumnavigating the time-stream, saving lost DNA nucleotide pairs, and finding key crystals, schools of fish and pockets of air deep down in submarine caves.

Ecco is capable of moving at very high speed but has little in the way of brakes. Turning corners without smashing into walls is tricky to say the least.

This run plays on the hardest difficulty mode.

Note: The multimedia file for this run is an MKV with chapters. This can be played in most media players, but if problems are encountered then please see the Downloads page.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Ristar (JPN) in 28:17.37 by Upthorn.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2006-06-04)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 114.05 MB, length: 32:50)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 175.92 MB, length: 32:59)
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Submission #1078 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.1 (15 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform

This movie has been obsoleted!

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Ristar is a large, colorful game with good music. It also has water-themed levels that aren't slow and boring, which is a true rarity.

The author of this TAS chose to get maximum height bonuses instead of using the end pole for a small, boring speed boost.

As Bag of Magic Food so excellently put it, "Starface has stretchy arms and wastes time spinning on poles."


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Ristar (JPN) in 26:44.15 by Upthorn.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2007-05-17)
AVI file via BitTorrent (size: 93.65 MB, length: 31:09)
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Submission #1506 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #547 (28:17.37)
Rating: 6.7 (27 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
Ristar is a large, colorful game with good music. It also has water-themed levels that aren't slow and boring, which is a true rarity.

The author of this TAS chose to get maximum height bonuses instead of using the end pole for a small, boring speed boost.

As Bag of Magic Food so excellently put it, "Starface has stretchy arms and wastes time spinning on poles."

This is a 1 minute 33 second improvement over the author's previous movie. Details about the improvements can be found in the authors comments.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Rocket Knight Adventures (USA) in 27:18.13 by Upthorn.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2007-09-15)
AVI file via BitTorrent (size: 98.18 MB, length: 31:14)
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Submission #1670 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #134 (34:20.1)
Rating: 7.6 (29 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
This game has a lot of bosses, to say the least. Because the author speeds through levels so quickly, the amount of time spent fighting bosses is actually greater than the amount of time completing the level in order to reach them.

This is a 7 minute 38 second improvement over the previous movie. Much of this improvement is simply due to defeating bosses more quickly. The author has left detailed comments about these improvements.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (World) "Knuckles, 100%" in 45:28.6 by Upthorn.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2007-01-26)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 303.75 MB, length: 49:43)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 323.44 MB, length: 49:43)
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Submission #1378 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.9 (49.5 votes)
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- 100% completion
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform

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A Sonic video without Sonic! Instead, Knuckles takes the spotlight and collects all the Chaos (and Super) Emeralds.

Though, since the latter set of Emeralds isn't used for anything meaningful at all, the author has also provided a version that skips all the Super Emeralds and their respective bonus stages, which is about 9 minutes shorter. The movie files for this and other bonuses can be obtained from the author's comments.

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: Moons]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (any) "Knuckles, 100%" by joojamoi & Evil_3D in 44:27.74 (2017-09-21)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (World) "Knuckles, 100%" by Evil_3D in 44:57.97 (2017-06-12)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (World) "Knuckles, 100%" by Upthorn in 45:28.6 (2007-01-26)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (World) "Knuckles" by Evil_3D, WST & Marzojr in 22:07.68 (2017-06-13)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic & Knuckles (World) "Knuckles" by WST, feeuzz & Qwerty in 11:32.46 (2013-12-13)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic & Knuckles (USA) "Knuckles" by Qwerty in 11:57.29 (2013-11-24)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Ristar (USA/Europe) "Bonus Stages" by mmarks, Alyosha & gamble5688 in 04:28.51 (2016-08-28)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Ristar (USA/Europe) "Bonus Stages" by mmarks in 04:27.38 (2010-11-02)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Ristar (USA/Europe) "Bonus Stages" by mmarks in 04:27.77 (2010-09-12)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Ristar (USA/Europe) "Bonus Stages" by GGheysJr in 04:28.23 (2010-06-05)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Ristar (USA/Europe) "Bonus Stages" by nfq in 04:31.43 (2010-05-20)
Added [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (any) "newgame+" by marzojr & Aglar in 27:31.29 (2014-12-18)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (World) "newgame+" by marzojr in 31:16.15 (2010-09-11)
Added [Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers][Notable improvement]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (any) by Aglar & marzojr in 26:53.06 (2014-12-17)
- obsoletes [Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (World) by nitsuja, Upthorn & marzojr in 29:51.2 (2010-10-23)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (any) by nitsuja, Upthorn & marzojr in 32:05.52 (2010-08-07)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (any) by nitsuja, Upthorn & marzojr in 32:19.38 (2009-11-26)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (any) by nitsuja & Upthorn in 33:05.78 (2008-05-19)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (any) by nitsuja in 34:22.02 (2007-04-08)
- - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (any) by nitsuja in 35:19.62 (2006-11-03)
- - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (World) by SprintGod in 45:55.82 (2005-05-05)
- - - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (any) by SprintGod in 49:31.67 (2004-08-09)
Added [Tier: Stars]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (World) "Knuckles, ring attack" by TheYogWog in 1:14:55.9 (2014-05-12)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (World) "Tails" by Aglar & marzojr in 30:12.52 (2013-10-18)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (World) "Sonic, 100%" by marzojr in 55:48.8 (2009-11-09)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Ecco: The Tides of Time (USA) by Upthorn in 47:38.72 (2008-08-18)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Rocket Knight Adventures (USA) by Upthorn in 27:18.13 (2007-09-15)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Rocket Knight Adventures (Europe) by Dan_ in 34:20.1 (2004-07-20)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Ristar (JPN) by Upthorn in 26:44.15 (2007-05-17)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Ristar (JPN) by Upthorn in 28:17.37 (2006-06-04)
Added [Tier: Vault]32X Knuckles' Chaotix (JPN/USA) by Upthorn in 35:07.7 (2006-06-02)


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