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Total movies: 10


[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers][Notable improvement]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "all souls" in 17:06.41 by Fz-last, klmz & Pike.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2016-09-08)
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Submission #5206 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #2995 (18:45.26)
Rating: 9.7 (17 votes)
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- Best ending
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
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Everyone who has at least once attempted to gather a soul from each of the 120 different enemies in Aria of Sorrow, especially during a speedrun, knows the frustration it incurs after a hundredth failed attempt to get the required drop. That just makes this all-souls TAS, played on hard mode, even more impressive.

This is an improvement of 1:38.85 over the previous movie, thanks to a more optimised route and newly used items. Please read the authors' comments for more details.

If you would like to see the game beaten even faster, don't miss the any% run by one of the authors, klmz.


Note: Starting from reset was necessary to use hard mode. However, doing so is normally not allowed — refer to the rules to see the reasons.

[Tier: Moons]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "warp glitch" in 06:14.48 by klmz.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2010-11-25)
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Submission #2914 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1129 (06:46.2)
Rating: 8.1 (24 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
The Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow main quest TAS has become even more glitched. Using an obscure out-of-room travel technique involving in-game saving and subsequent dying, klmz plows through the game with the confident pace of a cold-blooded killing machine in a little under seven minutes — a whole 31.72 seconds faster than the previous movie by the same author!

We recommend reading the author's comments for more information on the death warp glitch and other time-saving techniques used to make this improvement happen.

If you would like to see more of the game, we also have a run that does not make use of major warp glitches, as well as a run that collects every soul in the game.


[Tier: Moons]NES Little Samson (USA) in 10:13.27 by klmz.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2008-04-05)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 21.96 MB, length: 14:44)
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Submission #1913 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #584 (14:13.08)
Rating: 7.8 (25 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Little Samson and his team are out to deliver tool-assisted fun!

This game consists of four heroes with very different strengths and weaknesses. The object (and fun) of the game is to use these traits to your advantage depending on the situation.

This movie improves the previously published movie by JXQ by almost 4 minutes, due to new glitches, better strategies and better precision.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Mega Man Zero 4 (USA) in 37:07.48 by klmz.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2009-05-13)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 104.82 MB, length: 37:56)
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Submission #2239 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #403 (41:27.12)
Rating: 7.7 (18 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Zero has a new body which he does all the same old stuff with. Once again, it's on the Game Boy Advance. As with the other games in the series, there is a delay with every hit of the Z-Saber, so many enemies are killed in other ways. (In particular, in this game, Zero can pick up guns from some enemies and use them for added variety.)

This run is almost 4 minutes and 20 seconds faster than the previous movie, in spite of having over 30 seconds more text due to game version differences. A large part of this improvement is due to new combos. Also, the invulnerability times of midbosses are abused even further with midair wobbling of the Z-Saber or the Z-Knuckles. For more details, see the run's comments.


[Tier: Moons]GB Ninja Gaiden Shadow (USA) in 11:28.97 by klmz.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2008-11-05)
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Submission #2105 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.0 (28.5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Ninja Gaiden Shadow (aka. Shadow Warriors) is actually a licensed GB port of Shadow of the Ninja on the NES console. Because of this, it is fairly faithful to the original despite starring Ryu Hayabusa, the main character of the Ninja Gaiden series.

In this Gaiden of a gaiden, Ryu Hayabusa manages to defeat Emperor Garuda and save mankind in under 12 minutes, notwithstanding running slower than in other Ninja Gaiden games.


[Tier: Moons]NES Jackal (JPN/USA) in 07:25.98 by klmz.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2008-08-10)
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Submission #2000 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #967 (07:36.9)
Rating: 6.4 (23 votes)
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- One player in a multiplayer game
- Forgoes time-saving death
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Shooter
Unfortunately, Red from the last year's carnage got into an accident involving a badly thrown grenade and a few land mines, so Green takes it on all by himself in this new episode of Jackal.

Not having to deal with the larger amount of two-player mayhem also means the game goes faster, which is a win for everybody. (Except that Red guy.) Coupled with better playing, this constitutes the 9 second improvement over the previous movie by xipo.


[Tier: Vault]GBA Lode Runner (JPN) in 16:53.6 by klmz.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2010-01-21)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 39.23 MB, length: 18:44)
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Submission #2520 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.2 (14 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Puzzle
Lode Runner is a long-running series of action/puzzle games where the objective is to collect all of the gold in a level while avoiding enemies. This iteration of the series for the GBA was released only in Japan.

This run completes Small World, the initially available set of levels; this is the only set of levels accessible without SRAM.


[Tier: Vault]GBC Survival Kids (USA) in 05:37.5 by klmz.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2010-12-18)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 7.13 MB, length: 08:44)
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Submission #2937 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.2 (12.5 votes)
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- Uses a game restart sequence
- Genre: Adventure
Survival Kids is a game about a boy or girl who gets trapped on an island and tries to survive and escape. There are multiple endings in the game.

The author aims for the fastest ending: ED 1. It is 35.64 seconds faster than the cancelled submission by Aqfaq due to new tricks, shortcuts and overall better precision.


[Tier: Vault]NES Nuts & Milk (JPN) "100%" in 14:06.07 by klmz.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2011-06-10)
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Submission #3164 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1361 (14:21.3)
Rating: 5.5 (13 votes)
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- 100% completion
- Forgoes warps
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
Nuts & Milk is a platform game deriving influences from a number of famous Nintendo games, including Kirby (puffy pink blob as a protagonist), Mario Bros. (green and red fireballs), Donkey Kong Jr. (spring platforms, jumping from ladder to ladder and fruits) and Wrecking Crew (barrels).

This improvement of 15.22 seconds over the previous published movie collects all the fruit in all stages, including the bonus round (the latter of which triggers the 'PERFECT' ending).


[Tier: Vault]NES Urban Champion (JPN/USA) in 00:26.84 by klmz.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2017-03-04)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 756.72 KB, length: 00:42)
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Submission #5404 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1859 (00:26.97)
Rating: 5.3 (4.5 votes)
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Fighting
Urban Champion is one of the most memorable games for the Nintendo Entertainment System, where two normal-looking guys trade blows in front of your favorite neighborhood drugstore, in broad daylight, pausing to look nonchalant and whistle in innocence when a police cruiser passes by.

Alternating between high and low punches, and fast or slow jabbing speeds, you seek to outwit your urban adversary and knock him backwards, a screen at a time, until finally he falls to his death by plummeting, helpless, headlong into the darkness of an open sewer-access manhole.

This run improves the previous "GAME A" run by 8 frames using the same tactics with better luck manipulations.

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: Vault]NES Urban Champion (JPN/USA) by klmz in 00:26.84 (2017-03-04)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Urban Champion (JPN/USA) by t3h Icy in 00:26.97 (2011-08-15)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Urban Champion (JPN/USA) by t3h Icy in 00:27.82 (2010-12-28)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Urban Champion (USA) by t3h Icy in 00:29.8 (2009-11-21)
Added [Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers][Notable improvement]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "all souls" by Fz-last, klmz & Pike in 17:06.41 (2016-09-08)
- obsoletes [Tier: Stars]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "all souls" by Fz-Last, alkdcY & Pike in 18:45.26 (2015-10-28)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "all souls" by Kriole in 24:56.1 (2011-03-13)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "all souls" by Kriole in 25:47.05 (2010-10-01)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "all souls" by Kriole in 28:01.58 (2009-12-27)
Added [Tier: Moons]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "Julius mode, all bosses" by hellagels & KSeptuple & Pike in 11:52.03 (2015-06-25)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "Julius, all bosses" by McBobX in 11:36.38 (2014-08-06)
Added [Tier: Vault]GBC Survival Kids (USA) "Ending 8" by MUGG in 27:58.59 (2015-05-16)
Added [Tier: Moons]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "Julius mode" by hellagels & mtbRc in 03:53.83 (2014-09-26)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "Julius mode" by mtbRc in 03:57.55 (2014-06-28)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "Julius mode" by mtbRc in 04:35.52 (2012-07-11)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "Julius mode" by Cpadolf in 04:38.9 (2009-01-24)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "Julius mode" by zggzdydp in 04:51.98 (2008-06-17)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "Julius mode" by Atma in 05:53.17 (2006-03-20)
Added [Tier: Vault]NES Nuts & Milk (JPN) "100%" by klmz in 14:06.07 (2011-06-10)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Nuts & Milk (JPN) "100%" by klmz in 14:21.3 (2009-10-14)
Added [Tier: Vault]GBC Survival Kids (USA) by klmz in 05:37.5 (2010-12-18)
Added [Tier: Moons]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "warp glitch" by klmz in 06:14.48 (2010-11-25)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) by klmz in 06:46.2 (2008-06-18)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) by zggzdydp in 12:06.73 (2007-12-15)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) by pirate_sephiroth in 12:17.5 (2006-10-09)
Added [Tier: Moons]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) by Kriole in 20:58.62 (2010-03-03)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) by Atma in 27:45.57 (2006-01-11)
Added [Tier: Vault]GBA Lode Runner (JPN) by klmz in 16:53.6 (2010-01-21)
Added [Tier: Moons]GBA Mega Man Zero 4 (USA) by klmz in 37:07.48 (2009-05-13)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GBA Mega Man Zero 4 (JPN) by Xaphan in 41:27.12 (2005-09-04)
Added [Tier: Moons]GB Ninja Gaiden Shadow (USA) by klmz in 11:28.97 (2008-11-05)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Jackal (JPN/USA) by klmz in 07:25.98 (2008-08-10)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Jackal (USA) by xipo in 07:36.9 (2007-09-27)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Jackal (USA) by TheAxeMan in 08:24.82 (2004-10-10)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Little Samson (USA) by klmz in 10:13.27 (2008-04-05)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Little Samson (USA) by JXQ in 14:13.08 (2006-08-20)


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