Click here to see the movie that obsoleted it.In this game, based loosely on the 2007 summer blockbuster, we see our friendly neighborhood Spider-man zip through 15 levels and 5 bosses with speed, style, and a sexy new black suit.
In this run, mmbossman heavily abuses a technique that allows him to maintain a very high speed throughout each level, stopping only to rescue civilians or disable bombs. However, since speed isn't as important in boss fights, Spidey also gets a chance to show off some of his acrobatic and martial arts skills.
SNES Disney's Goof Troop (USA) in 16:36.57 by Randil & mmbossman.
Goof Troop (1993) is a cheerful puzzle game based on Disney show of the same name. The gameplay is somewhat similar to NES Legend of Zelda with its maze-like map filled with one-screen rooms, except this time the emphasis on puzzles is stronger, and you can play in co-op.
In this movie the authors control two characters (Goofy and Max)
simultaneously. This allows for a good deal of team work as one character can go get an item while the other heads for the exit. When there is no multi-tasking to do, the authors do a good job performing antics with one or both of the characters.
This is a nearly 4 minute improvement over Frenom's previous movie. Improvements come from new tricks, better teamwork, luck manipulation and optimized movements.
FDS Arumana no Kiseki (JPN) in 08:26.67 by mmbossman.
Click here to see the movie that obsoleted it.Arumana no Kiseki (アルマナの奇跡, Miracle(s) of Almana) is a Japan-only game by Konami with a protagonist that heavily resembles Indiana Jones. Unlike Dr. Jones, the unnamed hero does not wield a whip. Instead, he has an even more useful grappling hook that allows him to do tricks that Indiana Jones would envy and perform shortcuts that skip large portions of levels.
This beats the previous publication by 25.1 seconds. An encode with the loading screens removed can be viewed here.
Genesis Wolverine: Adamantium Rage (USA) in 10:47.68 by mmbossman.
Wolverine Adamantium Rage is an atypical Genesis platformer with some fast paced action.
In this run mmbossman entertains you with Wolverine's vast repertoire, breaking many laws of physics as he moves through the stages and stabs anything that happens to get too close. A large variety of tricks are used.
He also takes rockets to the face while fighting a helicopter just to squeeze in faster time, showing you just what extremes he will go to entertain you. There is also a wonky palette error glitch in one particular stage.
Genesis Spider-Man vs. The Kingpin (USA) in 06:04.77 by mmbossman.
Unlike in the comic books, here Spiderman talks less and smashes his enemies more - with boosted (tool-assisted) efficiency. The run also features some speedy movement via web-slinging.
This is about a 11 second improvement over the previous movie by Neofix and mmbossman.
Note: The movie length is longer than the previous movie because the author kept the movie recording long enough to initiate the final credits (unlike previous movies).
Genesis Spider-Man vs. The Kingpin (USA) in 05:47.08 by mmbossman & Neofix.
Click here to see the movie that obsoleted it.Unlike in the comic books, here Spiderman talks less and smashes his enemies more - with boosted (tool-assisted) efficiency. The run also features some speedy movement via web-slinging.
This is a 1 minute 35 second improvement over the previous movie by Neofix.
Genesis Sonic Spinball (USA) in 07:58.5 by mmbossman.
Click here to see the movie that obsoleted it.Dr. Robotnik is at it again, and this time he has set up a Pinball Defense System inside of a volcano. Fortunately, Sonic makes a good pinball and he easily infiltrates the system, recovering most of the chaos emeralds hidden within and making short work of the bosses.
The author has improved this run by nearly 2 minutes over his previous. Improvements come from new shortcuts & glitches discovered by the author & Flip. For instance, Flip demonstrated in this submission how to skip collecting
emeralds in the first stage.
32X Spider-Man: Web of Fire (World) in 06:45.48 by Aqfaq & mmbossman.
Spider-Man: Web of Fire, one of the last games to be released on the ill-fated 32X, follows our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man's battle with the evil forces of the neo-Nazi organization H.Y.D.R.A.
This is an improvement of 24.58 seconds over the previous run due primarily to a new glitch allowing Spidey to pass through walls.
You can see this movie played back on an actual Genesishere!
Wild Guns is a science-fiction/western game involving a lot of guns, explosions, and robots. One peculiar control feature is that the character's movement and aim are controlled simultaneously. The stages look like they are on a fixed timer, but every killed enemy decreases the game clock. By shooting enemy bullets out of the air, a meter builds up for the very powerful Vulcan gun.
This is nearly a 6 minute improvement over the previous movie due to the use of 2 players, more accuracy, and some nice tricks. The author has also embedded a few subliminal messages throughout the movie. Details can be found in the author's comments.
N64 Turok: Dinosaur Hunter (USA v1.2) in 36:37.42 by mmbossman.
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter is a critically acclaimed first-person action game released on the Nintendo 64 in 1997. It stars a hero of controversial descent, being a pre-Colombian Native American time-travelling warrior, referred to as Turok. As such, he must stop an evil entity known as The Campaigner from conquering the universe with a time-controlling artifact called the Chronoscepter (amazing, really). This also was the reason for stuffing the game full with anachronisms, so you'll see high-tech weapons and teleporters together with magic crossbows and dinosaurs.
Turok has been famous for being the first fog navigation simulator of its time. The omnipresent fog was included to obscure the low rendering distance that was used in order to increase performance on N64's hardware, but it also resulted in a somewhat claustrophobic feeling throughout the game. To further confuse the disoriented player, the majority of wall textures are nondescript and repetitive, making it easy to get lost at times.
Disclaimer: Due to various complaints of motion sickness caused by the strafe-running technique utilized, the viewer is encouraged to keep an airsickness bag handy in case of sudden nausea.
NES Spider-Man: Return of the Sinister Six (USA) in 05:27.41 by mmbossman.
The Sinister Six have rejoined in hopes of ruling the world (as usual), but Spider-Man has a lot of errands to do, so he decides to beat all of them in record time.
The mechanics of this game make it difficult to make a fast TAS. If Spider-Man stays in the air too long after a jump, he'll drop straight down, and his web-slinging is easily stopped by enemy projectiles. Despite these obstacles, mmbossman manages to improve the previous movie by over 35 seconds thanks to improved speed management and more efficient boss fights.
Click here to see the movie that obsoleted it.Rolan's Curse is like a simplified version of the NES Legend of Zelda with slower gameplay and more restricted game world, resulting in a primitive hack-and-slash experience. Nevertheless, there exists an interesting storyline: The kingdom of Rolan has been invaded by the forces of some evil being called Barius. However, in this movie the final boss is never actually seen. Instead of meeting Barius face to face, the hero dies while defeating the first level boss. The game then decides to freak out and end right there, declaring the rest of the story unnecessary.
This is 0.25 seconds faster than the previous movie, arising from a substantial amount of testing and optimisation.
Click here to see the movie that obsoleted it.Vectorman (1995) is one of the later games for Genesis; it sports multiple gameplay modes, pre-rendered 3D models and some very nice visual effects.
According to its plot, the Earth's population decided they have polluted it enough, and migrated elsewhere, leaving robots made of orbs ("orbots") behind to clean up the mess. One of the higher level orbots gets his head accidentally attached to a nuclear warhead, goes insane and usurps total control over all mechanical beings left on the planet. This is the state the main hero, orbot Vectorman, finds it in after returning from one of his garbage discharging missions.
There have been multiple attempts at TASing this game, yet this is the first one to get published.
Genesis Vectorman 2 (USA) in 09:01.57 by mmbossman.
Click here to see the movie that obsoleted it.Vectorman 2 is a somewhat darker sequel to the original game involving the same hero — "orbot" (robot made of orbs) named Vectorman — saving the Earth from being taken over by another crazed orbot named Warhead.
In this sequel, Vectorman's sludge barge gets suddenly blasted by a missile. He escapes and ends up in a place infested by mutant insects led by horrendous Black Widow Queen, whose plan is to… right, take over the Earth and kill all humans, as expected.
This is a 33.6 second improvement over m-eighty's previous movie. The author left detailed comments about the various improvements.
Click here to see the movie that obsoleted it.In Silent Scope, you're a sniper trying to take out a band of terrorists who have kidnapped not only the President, but his entire family as well. However, in this version the sniper apparently drank 15 cups of coffee, and may possibly have ADD.
Genesis Sonic Spinball (USA) in 09:55.88 by mmbossman.
Click here to see the movie that obsoleted it.Dr. Robotnik is at it again, and this time he has set up a Pinball Defense System inside of a volcano. Fortunately, Sonic makes a good pinball and he easily infiltrates the system, recovering the chaos emeralds hidden within and making short work of the bosses.
The author has improved this run by almost a minute through glitching and more precise control.
32X Spider-Man: Web of Fire in 07:10.07 by mmbossman.
Click here to see the movie that obsoleted it.Spider-man: Web of Fire is one of the last 32x games ever released. It follows our friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man's battle with the evil forces of Neo-Nazi organization H.Y.D.R.A.
GBC Gex 3: Deep Pocket Gecko (USA) in 27:22.7 by mmbossman.
Gex 3: Deep Pocket Gecko is the portable version of Gex 3: Deep Cover Gecko. The plot and goals are the same as in its home console counterpart, though all the levels have been remade in beautiful 2D.
The author, mmbossman, runs and bounces around the Media Dimension, collecting only the required remotes to beat Rez and save Agent Xtra.
NES Solitaire (any v1.1) in 00:47.27 by mmbossman.
Click here to see the movie that obsoleted it.April 1st submissions rarely manage to gather overwhelmingly positive user feedback, but this movie is a pleasant exception.
Solitaire is actually 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.
Amazingly, despite the game being almost as asexual as possible, mmbossman manages to cop a good feel of one of the Queens.
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