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Total movies: 27


[Tier: Stars][Console-verified][Has commentary]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG1) "arbitrary code execution" in 08:16.23 by Lord Tom.
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Submission #4961 — Author's comments
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Rating: 9.6 (46 votes)
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- Playaround
- Uses warps
- Executes arbitrary code
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
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Super Mario Bros 3 is a very famous and popular game for the NES. There are normally two main ways to beat it: the quick way using warp whistles to skip worlds, and the longer way which goes through all the worlds.

Lord Tom goes the same route as the game end glitch run. However, he achieves total control of the game, pushing the run to a whole new level. He gives himself new powers, like the speed booster and the suit-swap, to name a few. Read the author's comments for more details.

This run was shown at Awesome Games Done Quick 2016 during the TAS block:


Note: The official encodes for this run include commentary from the author. The second YouTube stream also features input display.

[Tier: Stars][Console-verified]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG0) "warps" in 10:25.6 by Lord Tom, Mitjitsu & Tompa.
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Submission #2765 — Author's comments
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Rating: 9.1 (46 votes)
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- Uses warps
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Genre: Platform

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Ever since Morimoto published his legendary movie in mid-2003, the players at TASVideos have repeatedly made it faster and faster! Of course, there doesn't ever seem to be a stop for when it is fastest.

This movie is 0.81 seconds faster than the previous movie. Most of the improvement comes from a trick that makes Bowser bounce much lower when defeated. For more details, see the run's comments.

Check out the video of this being played on an actual console.


[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers][Console-verified][Has commentary]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG0) "warps" in 10:24.34 by Lord Tom, Maru & Tompa.
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Submission #6274 — Author's comments
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Rating: 9.1 (9 votes)
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- Uses warps
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Genre: Platform
Ever since Morimoto published his legendary movie in mid-2003, the players at TASVideos have repeatedly made it faster and faster and even faster! Of course, there doesn't ever seem to be a stop for when it is fastest.

This movie is 0.59 seconds faster than the previous movie. Most of the improvement comes from Bowser's Castle, where the authors didn't have to lose time in order to get a favourable Bowser pattern. For more details, see the run's comments.

You can see this run played on an NES right here.


The encodes feature commentary as soft subtitles.

[Tier: Stars][Console-verified][Has commentary]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG0) "warps" in 10:24.94 by Lord Tom, Maru & Tompa.
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Submission #6132 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.9 (7 votes)
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- Uses warps
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Genre: Platform
Award - NES TAS of 2018

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Ever since Morimoto published his legendary movie in mid-2003, the players at TASVideos have repeatedly made it faster and faster and even faster! Of course, there doesn't ever seem to be a stop for when it is fastest.

This movie is 0.66 seconds faster than the previous movie. Most of the improvement comes from a new strategy in 8-Fortress as well as manipulating the score for lag reduction. For more details, see the run's comments.

You can see this run played on an NES right here.


The encodes feature commentary as soft subtitles.

[Tier: Stars][Console-verified][Fastest Completion][Has commentary]NES The Legend of Zelda (USA PRG0) in 22:17.53 by Lord Tom.
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Submission #5236 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.9 (13 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
The Legend of Zelda (ゼルダの伝説) is an adventure game that needs no introduction to most NES players. It is a large game that normally takes days to beat, but at TASVideos, we often reduce games to the minimum time necessary in order to complete them. It's a secret to everybody.

This is the seventh iteration of this TAS, 20.6 seconds faster than the previous run. The improvements are largely due to better luck manipulation and some major route changes that lead to Link staying away from gambling. For more details, read the submission comments or the author's subtitles on the encodes.


The encodes feature commentary by the author as soft subtitles.

This run was console verified using micro500's TASLink replay device (with 1 frame per latch poll).


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified][Has commentary]NES The Legend of Zelda (USA PRG0) "Swordless Challenge" in 24:39.71 by Lord Tom.
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Submission #5322 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.9 (6 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
Of all the challenging ways to play Legend of Zelda that people have attempted on a NES console, one of the most famous is the "swordless" challenge. In this challenge, the player must beat all of the game, up until the final boss Ganon, without using a sword. It is not possible to damage Ganon without a sword however, so many swordless runs reach Ganon's room to die there.

In order to actually complete the game, Lord Tom does pick up a sword and kills Ganon. However, the sword is only obtained shortly before attempting the final level, and even then, the sword is not used until absolutely necessary. In the meantime, sit back and watch a run which relies heavily on luck manipulation and effective bomb usage to beat the game very quickly. For more details, see the author's comments.

This is a 34-second improvement over the previous movie by Baxter.

View this movie played back on a real NES right here.


The official encodes feature commentary by the author as soft subtitles.

[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG0) "warpless" in 46:20.3 by Lord Tom & Tompa.
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Submission #4927 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.9 (12.5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes warps
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Genre: Platform
Super Mario Bros 3 completed fast ― without using the magic whistles.

Although this movie doesn't use the magic whistles, it does skip stages, and actually skips them quite a lot, with the aid of various items such as the hammers.

This is an improvement of about 44.5 seconds over the previous movie.


All encodes of this run come with the author's lengthy commentary. Author's vocal commentary during the run's video can be watched on Twitch.

[Notable improvement][Console-verified][Has commentary]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG0) "all levels" in 1:04:36.9 by Lord Tom & Tompa.
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Submission #4657 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.8 (19 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- 100% completion
- Forgoes warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Platform
Technically an improvement of one of the oldest runs on the site, this TAS aims to complete all levels and overworld enemy battles as fast as possible.

The run features tricks and strategies not seen in the current warpless run, and is worth checking out even if you're already familiar with that run.


Downloadable encodes include the author's commentary as soft subtitles. These can also been seen in the fm2 file, and in this encode on Tompa's personal Youtube channel.

And if watching this TAS on an emulator isn't satisfying enough, why not see it played back on a real console!


[Tier: Stars][Console-verified]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG0) "warps" in 10:26.42 by Lord Tom & Mitjitsu.
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- Uses warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform

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Ever since Morimoto published his legendary movie in mid-2003, the players at TASVideos have repeatedly made it faster and faster!

This 96 frame improvement over the previous movie features a completely new route through Bowser's Palace, even more off-screen auto-scroller action and other technical improvements detailed in the authors' comments. Finally, Lord Tom and Mitjitsu are proud to announce that the new run once again acquires 99+ lives magnificently.

This run played on a real NES


[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG0) "warpless" in 47:04.7 by adelikat, andymac, Lord Tom & Tompa.
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Submission #2714 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.6 (33.5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes warps
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Genre: Platform

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Super Mario Bros 3 completed fast ― without using the magic whistles.

Although this movie doesn't use the magic whistles, it does skip stages, and actually skips them quite a lot, with the aid of various items such as the hammers.

This is an improvement of about 24.2 seconds over the previous movie.


The YouTube stream for that movie has authors' commentary as subtitles.

N64 F-Zero X (USA) "Jack Cup, Time Trial" in 08:17.72 by Lord Tom.
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Submission #3815 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.6 (14.5 votes)
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Racing

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F-Zero X is the 3D sequel to the popular SNES hovercraft racing title. It offers a wide array of cars, tracks and play options, and has had an active speed-running community since its release in 1998.

This TAS completes the 6 tracks of the Jack Cup in time trial mode, where you choose any track to drive solo aiming for fastest possible completion of 3 laps according to the in-game timer, accurate to the millisecond. A special input sequence is used to unlock all cars (you normally unlock cars by playing in grand prix mode).

This TAS improves the "cup-time" by 19.088 seconds over the awe-inspiring unassisted world records. In addition, each track beats all known individual-track TAS's - specifically those by Jimmy K Thai (JKT), a ground-breaking player and long-time world champ.


[Console-verified][Fastest Completion][Has commentary]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG0) "game end glitch" in 02:54.98 by Lord Tom & Tompa.
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Submission #4288 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.4 (21 votes)
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- Major skip glitch
- Final boss skip glitch
- Executes arbitrary code
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Genre: Platform
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Super Mario Bros 3 is a very famous game for the NES. There are normally two main ways to beat it: the quick way using warp whistles to skip worlds, and the longer way which goes through all the worlds. However, thanks to some esoteric memory corruption involving glitched pipe travel, it's possible to jump right into the princess's room in under three minutes! Bowser is never seen in this run at all.

This run gets to World 7-1 as quickly as possible to perform the glitch, and some unusual moves are done with enemy spawns and positions to get the glitch to work. See the authors' comments for some more details.


The encodes feature commentary by the author as soft subtitles.

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[Tier: Stars][Fastest Completion]GBA Zook Man ZX4 (China) in 20:31.36 by FatRatKnight, pirate_sephiroth, Exonym, keylie, lapogne36, Grincevent, Arcree, Tompa, Noxxa, Masterjun, Lord Tom & ThunderAxe31.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2017-11-19)
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Submission #5680 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.4 (10 votes)
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- Final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Zook Man ZX4 (路克人ZX4) is a Game Boy Advance game by Vast Fame and the third known game in their Zook series. It is based loosely on the Rockman X games.

The game spans eight levels including an intro stage and a final boss rush. Several enemies are taken from Rockman X and Rockman 8, with the bosses being either recycled from previous Zook Hero games or being edits from other official Megaman games. The main character's design is based off of X.

This game was run as part of TASVideos' Dream Team Contest 6, and this TAS was built on a combination of multiple submissions of said contest - hence the high number of authors.


[Tier: Stars][Console-verified][Fastest Completion][Has commentary]NES Excitebike (JPN/USA) in 05:29.44 by Lord Tom.
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Racing
This movie plays Excitebike really fast with an improvement of over a second compared to the previous movie by JXQ.

Times for each track are:

  • 0 = 36.19 (0.35 improved)
  • 1 = 37.84 (0.40 -"-)
  • 2 = 38.67 (0.19 -"-)
  • 3 = 41.96 (0.02 -"-)
  • 4 = 41.00 (0.02 -"-)
  • 5 = 31.34 (0.40 -"-)
Cumulative in-game savings: 1.38s

Main improvements come from taking ramps faster and a unique trick in which the author goes slower to get a better time. Look for further info in the author's comments.


All encodes for this movie feature commentary in the form of soft subtitles.


Watch a resync of this run being played back on a real console.

[Tier: Moons][Console-verified][Has commentary]NES Metroid (USA PRG0) "low%" in 11:08.78 by Lord Tom.
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- Low% completion
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
Metroid completed using just one item: the morphing ball.

Uses a game restart sequence (Up+A on second controller) to save time in backtracking.

This is an improvement of 36.7 seconds over the previously published run, thanks to a new route and general optimization.


This movie features commentary by the author, which has been added to the encode in the form of soft subtitles. They can be seen when watching the embedded stream via Archive.org.
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[Fastest Completion]N64 F-Zero X (USA) "Death Race" in 00:29.55 by Lord Tom.
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Racing
Death Race is a standalone challenge within F-Zero X, so a standalone movie seemed the best way to present it. The goal is simple: destroy the other 29 ships as quickly as possible according to the in-game clock.

This TAS completes the F-Zero X Death Race as quickly as possible, with a time of 5.866s. This improves the prior fastest TAS time of 8.927 by Katsukawa Sojuro aka Xenos (who reports an unpublished time of 6.993s by throwing the car off the side as this TAS does).

The unassisted world-record is 24.745s by Daniel, played in PAL (20.621s converted to NTSC). There's no video of that time, but this video by the same author is almost as fast.


NES Metroid (USA PRG0) in 08:19.32 by Lord Tom.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Platform

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Metroid completed as fast as possible without holding back, and without concern for the game's sanity.

A wealth of new tricks contribute to this 33 second improvement over the previous movie.

The run uses a game restart sequence (Up+A on the second controller) to save time in backtracking.

See Metroid Tricks for more information about the door glitch as well as other tips and tricks.

Andy Dick has made a video which plays this run on top of the game map. This provides a unique perspective on the door warping glitches.


[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]NES Kaizo Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG1) in 14:42.71 by Lord Tom.
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Rating: 7.8 (12.5 votes)
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Kaizo Mario Bros. 3 is a ROM hack created by the late Obitus1 designed to challenge the most skilled Super Mario Bros. 3 players, just like the Kaizo Mario World games are designed to challenge the most skilled SMW players (we have a published run of the third iteration right here).

Naturally, Lord Tom forgoes most of the challenges proposed in this hack and showcases some interesting strategies for beating the 22 levels in record time.


The official encodes feature commentary by the author as soft subtitles.

SNES Lemmings (USA v1.1) "best ending" in 1:03:04.45 by Lord Tom.
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Rating: 7.7 (57 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Best ending
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Puzzle
Lemmings! This is a SNES translation of the well known and popular game.

This TAS, played by Lord Tom, completes the game's Mayhem and Sunsoft levels. We recommend reading the author's level-by-level comments which explain some of the strategies used in the levels.

The category "takes damage to save time" was flagged because some of the lemmings were sacrificed for overall best completion time (in some levels, it is even necessary).


[Console-verified]NES Metroid (USA PRG0) "100%" in 33:25.7 by Lord Tom.
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- 100% completion
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
This is a full completion of Metroid, meaning that all items (100%) were collected.

This is a 8 minute 16 second improvement over the previous movie by Zoizite. Much of the improvement comes from using the Up+A restart sequence, though many new shortcuts and optimizations also save time.

This movie has now been console verified. Watch this run being played on a real NES console.


NES Legacy of the Wizard (USA) in 13:44.23 by Lord Tom.
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- Genre: Platform
Legacy of the Wizard (1987), released in Japan as "ドラゴンスレイヤーIV Dragon Slayer IV: Drasle Family", is actually a part of Dragon Slayer series. This is a nonlinear platforming adventure game, in which you gain control over one member of the Drasle family to explore the vast dungeon filled with mind bending puzzles and obscure secrets.

The goal of the game is to retrieve a powerful sword named Dragon Slayer, protected by four magical crowns, to kill an evil dragon trapped in the nearby labyrinth. Each member of the family has different abilities, and the portion of the labyrinth only he/she can go into to retrieve one of the crowns. However, this prerequisite was circumvented by the clever use of certain new glitches.

According to the author, this movie employs a completely different route, better luck manipulation and some new tricks that result in a 3:38 faster movie than the previous version.

Moral of this movie: Beware of short fat men, for they're surprisingly quick.


NES Rygar (Europe) "no warp glitch" in 15:43.32 by Lord Tom.
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Obsoletes movie #317 (20:26.7)
Rating: 7.3 (24 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
This movie is different from the other Rygar movie in that it plays all levels and doesn't use any glitch to warp from a boss battle to another.

Aside from that limitation, this movie makes full use of all the bugs and glitches in the game which can be used to speed up the run. If you are wondering what really is going on in this movie, see the Rygar Tricks page for some info about the tricks used.

This is a 4 minutes and 43.38 seconds improvement to the previous movie.

Note: If you are watching the FCM, don't forget to enable PAL emulation in FCEU! It's under the Config menu.


NES Rygar (Europe) in 05:23.14 by Lord Tom.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2008-04-05)
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Submission #1916 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #391 (06:28.72)
Rating: 7.2 (36 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
This movie completes the PAL version of Rygar with only one item, the grappling hook. It also uses a warp glitch to skip forward in the game as well as many smaller tricks.

It is an improvement of 65.58 seconds to the previous movie by Walker Boh – this time played by Lord Tom.

Although the route in this movie is almost exactly the same, time was saved mostly by accumulating the tone points (for Rygar's strength) a lot faster. There were other improvements as well. We recommend reading the author's comments for more details.


Note: If you are watching the FCM, don't forget to enable PAL emulation in FCEU! It's under the Config menu.

NES Faxanadu (USA) in 23:23.68 by Lord Tom.
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Obsoletes movie #269 (31:00.75)
Rating: 6.5 (24 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG

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In comparison to the usual run-through platform games, this is one of the games that requires more planning to play efficiently.

The game features an inventory and equipment and a spells system, all of which were rare to see in NES games when this game came out.

This is the 3rd published version of the TAS, now over seven minutes faster than the previous version.

The author has written comments describing all the planning and tricks that went into this movie.


NES Legacy of the Wizard (USA) in 17:21.83 by Lord Tom.
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Rating: 6.4 (13 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform

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Legacy of the Wizard (1987), released in Japan as "ドラゴンスレイヤーIV Dragon Slayer IV: Drasle Family", is actually a part of Dragon Slayer series. This is a nonlinear platforming adventure game, in which you gain control over one member of the Drasle family to explore the vast dungeon filled with mind bending puzzles and obscure secrets.

The goal of the game is to retrieve a powerful sword named Dragon Slayer, protected by four magical crowns, to kill an evil dragon trapped in the nearby labyrinth. Each member of the family has different abilities, and the portion of the labyrinth only he/she can go into to retrieve one of the crowns. However, this prerequisite was circumvented by the clever use of certain new glitches.

As a result, this movie is a 3 minute 41 second improvement over the previous movie by Walker Boh due to skipping two character changes, and a new route. We recommend reading the author's comments for further details.

And don't hurry assuming the low pace usual for this type of games: thanks to speed scrolls and luck manipulation to get them, it's possible to accelerate the character to surprising speeds, and this is taken advantage of in this movie.


[Fastest Completion]A2600 River Raid (USA) in 1:22:47.9 by Lord Tom.
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- Uses death to save time
- Genre: Shooter
River Raid is an early vertical shooter where you fly a plane down a river and fire missiles to blow up helicopters, jets, ships and bridges.

As you can imagine, a tool-assisted speedrun turns this regular raid into an unstoppable barrage of destruction.

This movie obsoletes the previous one due to Lord Tom getting 1 million points instead of 100,000, thus reaching the true end of the game.

This run was performed by a bot coded by the author, based on a Java port of the game he wrote himself. For more on the extensive work put into this TAS, see the author's comments.


A2600 River Raid (USA) "fastest 100000" in 08:10.65 by Lord Tom.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Shooter

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River Raid is an early vertical shooter where you fly a plane down a river and fire missiles to blow up helicopters, jets, ships and bridges.

In this movie, Lord Tom aims to get 100,000 points as fast as possible.

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 [Console-verified][Fastest Completion]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG1) "game end glitch" by 100th_Coin in 00:00.32 (2021-12-01)
- obsoletes [Notable improvement][Console-verified][Fastest Completion]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG1) "game end glitch" by Masterjun & ais523 in 00:00.78 (2019-09-05)
- - obsoletes [Console-verified][Fastest Completion][Has commentary]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG0) "game end glitch" by Lord Tom & Tompa in 02:54.98 (2014-04-29)
Added [Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers][Console-verified][Has commentary]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG0) "warps" by Lord Tom, Maru & Tompa in 10:24.34 (2019-03-16)
- obsoletes [Tier: Stars][Console-verified][Has commentary]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG0) "warps" by Lord Tom, Maru & Tompa in 10:24.94 (2018-11-01)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Stars][Console-verified]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG0) "warps" by Lord Tom, Mitjitsu & Tompa in 10:25.6 (2010-08-04)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars][Console-verified]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG0) "warps" by Lord Tom & Mitjitsu in 10:26.42 (2009-05-11)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars][Console-verified]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG0) "warps" by adelikat, Deign, Cardboard & JXQ in 10:29.05 (2008-02-17)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG1) "warps" by Genisto in 10:34.55 (2005-05-18)
- - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (JPN) "warps" by Genisto in 10:53.52 (2004-03-29)
- - - - - - - obsoletes NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (JPN) "warps" by Michael F in 10:58.92 (2004-02-12)
- - - - - - - obsoletes NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (JPN PRG0) "warps" by Morimoto in 11:03.95 (2003-11-20)
Added [Tier: Stars][Console-verified][Fastest Completion]NES Metroid (USA) by The8bitbeast in 07:57.38 (2018-04-02)
- obsoletes NES Metroid (USA PRG0) by Lord Tom in 08:19.32 (2008-07-20)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]NES Metroid (USA) by hero of the day in 08:52.18 (2007-05-02)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]NES Metroid (USA) by Zoizite in 09:26.42 (2005-04-29)
- - - - obsoletes NES Metroid (USA) by Arc in 11:45.42 (2005-01-02)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]NES Metroid (USA) by Arc in 13:31.1 (2004-07-16)
- - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]NES Metroid (USA) by Arc in 14:14.4 (2004-06-05)
- - - - - - - obsoletes NES Metroid (USA PRG0) by Arc in 14:53.6 (2004-04-17)
- - - - - - - - obsoletes NES Metroid (USA PRG0) by Arc in 16:11.35 (2004-03-14)
- - - - - - - - - obsoletes NES Metroid (USA PRG0) by Arc in 17:17.5 (2004-02-22)
- - - - - - - - - - obsoletes NES Metroid (USA PRG0) by Arc in 19:13.15 (2004-02-15)
Added [Tier: Stars][Fastest Completion]GBA Zook Man ZX4 (China) by FatRatKnight, pirate_sephiroth, Exonym, keylie, lapogne36, Grincevent, Arcree, Tompa, Noxxa, Masterjun, Lord Tom & ThunderAxe31 in 20:31.36 (2017-11-19)
Added NES Faxanadu (unknown) by Invariel in 23:04.69 (2016-12-29)
- obsoletes NES Faxanadu (USA) by Lord Tom in 23:23.68 (2008-03-11)
- - obsoletes NES Faxanadu (USA) by Walker Boh in 31:00.75 (2004-12-23)
- - - obsoletes NES Faxanadu (USA) by Walker Boh in 37:30.42 (2004-10-29)
Added [Tier: Moons][Console-verified][Has commentary]NES The Legend of Zelda (USA PRG0) "Swordless Challenge" by Lord Tom in 24:39.71 (2016-12-24)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES The Legend of Zelda (USA PRG0) "Swordless Challenge" by Baxter in 25:13.92 (2010-08-23)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES The Legend of Zelda (USA) "Swordless Challenge" by jprofit22 in 26:40.33 (2010-07-27)
Added [Tier: Stars][Console-verified][Fastest Completion][Has commentary]NES The Legend of Zelda (USA PRG0) by Lord Tom in 22:17.53 (2016-10-09)
- obsoletes [Tier: Stars][Console-verified]NES The Legend of Zelda (USA PRG0) by Baxter & jprofit22 in 22:38.13 (2010-11-29)
- - obsoletes NES The Legend of Zelda (USA PRG0) by Phil & Baxter in 24:04.05 (2007-05-22)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]NES The Legend of Zelda (USA,PRG0) by Phil in 25:28.6 (2004-09-17)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]NES The Legend of Zelda (USA,PRG0) by Sleepz in 26:55.15 (2004-06-25)
- - - - - obsoletes NES The Legend of Zelda (USA,PRG0) by Michael F in 31:27.15 (2004-02-19)
- - - - - - obsoletes NES The Legend of Zelda (USA,PRG0) by SuperHappy in 35:59.4 (2004-01-25)
Added [Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]N64 F-Zero X (USA) "Jack Cup, Time Trial" by jagg2zero in 07:09.37 (2016-08-30)
- obsoletes N64 F-Zero X (USA) "Jack Cup, Time Trial" by Lord Tom in 08:17.72 (2013-02-13)
Added [Tier: Moons][Has commentary]NES Kaizo Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG1) by Lord Tom in 14:42.71 (2016-04-11)
Added [Tier: Stars][Console-verified][Has commentary]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG1) "arbitrary code execution" by Lord Tom in 08:16.23 (2016-01-13)
Added [Tier: Moons][Has commentary]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG0) "warpless" by Lord Tom & Tompa in 46:20.3 (2015-12-21)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Has commentary]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG0) "warpless" by adelikat, andymac, Lord Tom & Tompa in 47:04.7 (2010-06-27)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG0) "warpless" by adelikat, Deign, Cardboard & JXQ in 47:33.52 (2008-02-18)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG1) "warpless" by JXQ in 48:29.17 (2006-01-11)
Added [Notable improvement][Console-verified][Has commentary]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG0) "all levels" by Lord Tom & Tompa in 1:04:36.9 (2015-05-04)
- obsoletes NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (JPN) "all levels" by Tokushin in 1:17:40.7 (2001-02-05)
Added [Fastest Completion]A2600 River Raid (USA) by Lord Tom in 1:22:47.9 (2015-04-13)
- obsoletes A2600 River Raid (USA) "fastest 100000" by Lord Tom in 08:10.65 (2013-02-24)
Added [Console-verified]NES The Legend of Zelda (USA PRG0) "all items" by TASeditor in 32:16.98 (2014-01-05)
Added [Fastest Completion]N64 F-Zero X (USA) "Death Race" by Lord Tom in 00:29.55 (2013-10-18)
Added [Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Rygar (USA PRG1) "no items" by Cardboard in 06:08.74 (2010-07-28)
Added [Tier: Moons][Console-verified][Has commentary]NES Metroid (USA PRG0) "low%" by Lord Tom in 11:08.78 (2010-01-19)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Metroid (USA PRG0) "low%" by sgrunt in 11:45.46 (2009-12-09)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Metroid (USA) "low%" by Zoizite in 11:51.08 (2004-11-14)
Added [Tier: Stars][Console-verified][Fastest Completion][Has commentary]NES Excitebike (JPN/USA) by Lord Tom in 05:29.44 (2009-08-31)
- obsoletes [Tier: Stars]NES Excitebike (JPN/USA) by JXQ in 05:31.37 (2008-02-25)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]NES Excitebike (JPN/USA) by Luke in 05:35.38 (2006-03-31)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]NES Excitebike (JPN/USA) by nesrocks in 05:57.93 (2005-02-13)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]NES Excitebike (JPN/USA) "first track" by nesrocks in 00:53.97 (2005-02-01)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]NES Excitebike (JPN/USA/PC10) "first track" by Luke in 00:56.2 (2004-10-09)
- - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Excitebike (JPN/USA) "first track" by Player1 in 00:56.7 (2004-05-02)
Added [Console-verified]NES Metroid (USA PRG0) "100%" by Lord Tom in 33:25.7 (2009-07-05)
- obsoletes NES Metroid (USA) "100%" by Zoizite in 41:43.33 (2004-09-28)
Added SNES Lemmings (USA v1.1) "best ending" by Lord Tom in 1:03:04.45 (2009-02-01)
Added [Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES The Legend of Zelda (USA PRG0) "2nd quest" by Baxter & Morrison in 24:59.83 (2008-10-16)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES The Legend of Zelda (USA,PRG0) "2nd quest" by Sleepz in 29:15.9 (2004-05-13)
Added NES Rygar (Europe) "no warp glitch" by Lord Tom in 15:43.32 (2008-05-17)
- obsoletes [Tier: Stars]NES Rygar (Europe) "warpless" by Walker Boh in 20:26.7 (2005-04-05)
- - obsoletes NES Rygar (Europe) "no warp glitch" by Walker Boh in 21:07.04 (2004-09-30)
- - - obsoletes NES Rygar (Europe) "no warp glitch" by Warp in 24:34.2 (2004-09-19)
- - - - obsoletes NES Rygar (Europe) "no warp glitch" by Warp in 26:59.7 (2004-04-16)
- - - - - obsoletes NES Rygar (Europe) "no warp glitch" by Warp in 28:10.32 (2004-03-16)
- - - - - - obsoletes NES Rygar (Europe) "no warp glitch" by Warp in 31:20.94 (2004-03-12)
Added NES Rygar (Europe) by Lord Tom in 05:23.14 (2008-04-05)
- obsoletes NES Rygar (Europe) by Walker Boh in 06:28.72 (2005-08-14)
- - obsoletes NES Rygar (Europe) by Walker Boh in 06:45.58 (2005-05-24)
- - - obsoletes NES Rygar (Europe) by Walker Boh in 07:26.52 (2005-03-29)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]NES Rygar (Europe) by Walker Boh in 07:52.2 (2004-09-26)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]NES Rygar (Europe) by Walker Boh in 08:25.5 (2004-09-23)
- - - - - - obsoletes NES Rygar (Europe) by Bisqwit in 09:13.15 (2004-09-14)
Added NES Legacy of the Wizard (USA) by Lord Tom in 13:44.23 (2007-09-30)
- obsoletes NES Legacy of the Wizard (USA) by Lord Tom in 17:21.83 (2007-06-07)
- - obsoletes NES Legacy of the Wizard (USA) by Walker Boh in 21:02.63 (2005-01-07)

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