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[Tier: Moons]FDS Arumana no Kiseki (JPN) in 08:26.67 by mmbossman.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2009-12-20)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 8.51 MB, length: 09:13)
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Obsoletes movie #1209 (08:51.77)
Rating: 7.4 (15 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
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.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Spider-Man 3 (USA) in 15:38.73 by mmbossman.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2008-08-24)
AVI file via BitTorrent (size: 71.85 MB, length: 21:42)
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Submission #2062 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.0 (23.5 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
Award - GBx TAS of 2008
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.


[Tier: Vault]GBC Gex 3: Deep Pocket Gecko (USA) in 27:22.7 by mmbossman.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2009-11-06)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 46.33 MB, length: 28:43)
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Submission #2424 — Author's comments
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Rating: 4.7 (12 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
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 and 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.


[Tier: Vault]GB Rolan's Curse (USA) in 04:20.58 by mmbossman.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2010-02-14)
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Obsoletes movie #1233 (04:20.83)
Rating: 6.5 (17 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
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.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Spider-Man vs. The Kingpin (USA) in 06:04.77 by mmbossman.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2008-10-14)
AVI file via BitTorrent (size: 12.82 MB, length: 07:07)
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Submission #2100 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #832 (05:47.08)
Rating: 6.9 (20.5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
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).


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Wolverine: Adamantium Rage (USA) in 10:47.68 by mmbossman.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2009-06-22)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 31.42 MB, length: 11:04)
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Submission #2277 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.3 (17.5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
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.


[Tier: Moons]N64 Turok: Dinosaur Hunter (USA v1.2) in 36:37.42 by mmbossman.
Mupen64 movie (.m64) (date: 2008-04-08)
AVI file via BitTorrent (size: 116.32 MB, length: 45:25)
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Submission #1872 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.6 (24.5 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Shooter
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.


[Tier: Moons]NES Spider-Man: Return of the Sinister Six (USA) in 05:27.41 by mmbossman.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2008-08-24)
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Submission #2063 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.6 (19.5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
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.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Disney's Goof Troop (USA) in 16:36.57 by Randil & mmbossman.
snes9x movie (.smv) (date: 2008-01-09)
AVI file via BitTorrent (size: 49.87 MB, length: 22:02)
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Submission #1812 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #152 (20:29.08)
Rating: 7.7 (37.5 votes)
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- 2 Players
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Puzzle
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.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Wild Guns (USA) in 19:07.55 by mmbossman.
snes9x movie (.smv) (date: 2008-01-23)
AVI file via BitTorrent (size: 52.03 MB, length: 21:43)
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Submission #1821 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #188 (25:05.18)
Rating: 6.7 (28 votes)
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- Maximum kills
- 2 Players
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Shooter
A science-fiction/western game. One peculiar feature is that the character's movement and aim are controlled simultaneously.

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 message throughout the movie. Details can be found in the author's comments.

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