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Total movies: 9


[Tier: Stars]GBC The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX (USA v1.0) in 1:00:02.68 by Swordless Link.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2010-02-15)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 81.97 MB, length: 1:05:34)
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Submission #2565 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #863 (1:09:49.93)
Rating: 8.7 (34 votes)
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- Best ending
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
Award - Gameboy TAS of 2010
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX is an updated version of an older GB game which adds color, an additional dungeon, various other minor features, and a lot of bug fixes. Link, after rescuing Hyrule (again?), sets off on a journey and subsequently shipwrecks on the mysterious Koholint Island, which has been overtaken by evil monsters which he must defeat in order to find a way back home.

Through a wide variety of glitches and general optimizations, this is now almost ten minutes faster than the previous full run of this game.

This run does not make use of a form of warp glitching, but still demonstrates that they obviously didn't fix as many bugs as they thought.


[Tier: Moons]GB The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (USA v1.0) in 03:49.28 by Swordless Link.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2008-06-11)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 6.97 MB, length: 08:24)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 6.56 MB, length: 08:24)
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Submission #1980 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #822 (04:00.5)
Rating: 7.1 (29.5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure

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The Legend of Zelda - Link's Awakening is a classic Game Boy Zelda adventure. Link must travel across the dream world of Koholint Island, collecting the 8 Instruments to wake the Wind Fish and go home after a terrible shipwreck.

Swordless Link (the author), however, decided collecting instruments for a one-man band was a waste of time, so he skipped all of that and went straight to the Wind Fish (with a pesky boss battle in the middle).

The author improved the run by 11.22 seconds, which was mostly achieved by using a new route.

If you liked this, be sure to also check out the Game Boy Color version (DX), which completes all the dungeons.


[Tier: Vault]N64 Scooby-Doo! Classic Creep Capers (USA v1.0) in 24:25.3 by Swordless Link.
Mupen64 movie (.m64) (date: 2012-06-01)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 66.30 MB, length: 26:14)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 62.51 MB, length: 26:14)
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Submission #3611 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.0 (11.5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Adventure
Scooby-Doo! Classic Creep Capers is an adventure game released by THQ in 2000. The game follows Shaggy and Scooby through four different mysteries, and on their way, they are assisted by other Mystery Inc. members.

The game was critically panned due to the poor controls and camera angles, but Swordless Link still manages to make the game look fast and fluid. Read the submission text for more information on the tricks used.


[Tier: Moons]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) in 05:39.37 by Swordless Link.
Mupen64 movie (.m64) (date: 2008-04-05)
AVI file via BitTorrent (size: 34.00 MB, length: 10:53)
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Submission #1897 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1017 (05:47.37)
Rating: 9.0 (32 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform

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At first there were 70 stars because Bowser demanded it. Then there were 16 stars because MIPS the rabbit demanded it. Then there was 1 star because Bowser's Sub demanded it. Now there are none because the viewers are impatient and demanded the game be quicker.

As with many other runs on this site, the goal of pure speed has resulted in the complete breaking of the game. Very little of the game's normal play remains. If you'd like to see more of what Super Mario 64 offers, see the 120 stars run.

This movie is an 8 second improvement to the previous movie due to a "series of improvements" discovered by the author, detailed in the submission message.

Super Mario 64 has a history of publications on this site. If you wish to see how it unfolded since the beginning, see the page SM64TASHistory. Also, if you have a hankering to see MIPs the rabbit, the 16 stars route has been improved.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]N64 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (JPN v1.0) in 22:50.27 by Swordless Link.
Mupen64 movie (.m64) (date: 2012-07-21)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 101.35 MB, length: 30:32)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 96.17 MB, length: 30:32)
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Submission #3592 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1616 (56:54.2)
Rating: 8.1 (20.5 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure

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Although the length of this movie is 22:50.27 when timed with our standard method, applying the timing method used by most Zelda speedrunners (until last hit on Ganon) would result in a final time of 19:46:22. It's important to note this so that there's no confusion about which runs are faster than the others.

In this TAS of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, the author aims to beat the game as quickly as possible, and achieves this by exploiting a large sequence break which involves "tricking" the game into warping Link directly from the Deku Tree (the first dungeon) to Ganon's Castle.

It's a large improvement over the previous run and features an entirely new route; one which, for the first time in Ocarina of Time TASing history, doesn't even involve becoming Adult Link.

Unlike the previous movie of this category, this TAS was done using the Japanese version of the game. The reason for this is that the text is significantly faster than in the English version, which means that far less time is spent waiting for text boxes and cut scenes to end before getting back to the action. English subtitles were added to the encode for people interested in what is said.

The author's notes explain in great detail many of the things done in this TAS, which may be confusing to those who aren't familiar with Ocarina of Time speedrunning. Reading them is strongly advised.

Note: There are encodes of higher resolutions in the discussion thread.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]N64 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (JPN v1.0) "all dungeons, temples & Ganon trials" in 2:04:45.22 by Swordless Link.
Mupen64 movie (.m64) (date: 2012-04-25)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 499.22 MB, length: 2:12:20)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 471.03 MB, length: 2:12:20)
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Submission #3474 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1229 (2:51:19.1)
Rating: 8.8 (32.5 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure

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In this TAS of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, the author aims to beat the game as quickly as possible while completing all dungeons, temples, and Ganon Trials. This goal is commonly referred to as "all temples", "all dungeons", or "MST (Medallions/Stones/Trials)".

This run has roughly 35 minutes of improvements in gameplay over the previous TAS of its kind.

This movie contains several new glitches and sequence breaks which allow for a much faster completion than were possible when the last run was made. Several large glitches in the game are not used in the run, such as those which allow the player to manipulate memory addresses to obtain items without physically picking them up. These are avoided because it would make the completion of any dungeon completely arbitrary; they can be seen in an old any% run.

Unlike the previous movie of this category, this TAS is played on the Japanese version of the game. The reason for this is that the text is significantly faster than in the English version, which means that far less time (roughly 12 minutes) is spent waiting for text boxes and cut scenes to end before getting back to the action. English subtitles were added to the encode for people interested in what was said.

The author's notes explain in great detail many of the things done in this TAS which may be confusing to those who aren't familiar with Ocarina of Time speedrunning. Reading them is strongly advised.

Note: There are encodes of higher resolutions in the discussion thread.


[Tier: Moons]N64 Wildwaters Extreme Kayak (USA) in 01:30.93 by Swordless Link.
Mupen64 movie (.m64) (date: 2012-05-08)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 16.06 MB, length: 01:41)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 15.49 MB, length: 01:41)
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Submission #3555 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.4 (15.5 votes)
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Single level
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Racing
Wildwaters (also known as "Extreme Kayak" and "X-Stream") is a cancelled racing game that was in development by Looking Glass Studios for the Nintendo 64 in 1998-1999. The project was announced at E3 1999 by the company's publisher, Ubisoft, while the studio was working on Destruction Derby 64 (released in the same year), but sadly it was discontinued the following year. The game features an engine with real waterflow physics on the river, an impressive feat on the N64.

In this run, Swordless Link completes the first level (the only playable one), using the fastest character and abusing rocks, walls, and everything in his path!


[Tier: Vault]NES Action 52: The Cheetahmen (USA) in 03:56.06 by Swordless Link.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2010-08-02)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 4.00 MB, length: 04:08)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 6.22 MB, length: 04:08)
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Submission #2754 — Author's comments
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Rating: 5.5 (43 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform
Even the worst video games ever made can make for a good TAS.

This movie speedily plays through "The Cheetahmen", game #52 of a compilation of horrid games called Action 52. While the game is pretty horrible in general, it has a rather catchy BGM.

There is also a published run of the unreleased sequel, Cheetahmen II.


Important: The version labeled (Rev A) has to be used in order to get the movie to sync. However, before playing back the movie, make sure that you select "Ooze".

[Tier: Vault]SNES Lester the Unlikely (USA) in 15:56.31 by Swordless Link.
snes9x movie (.smv) (date: 2013-01-22)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 59.09 MB, length: 18:28)
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Submission #3691 — Author's comments
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Rating: 4.8 (9 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
Lester the Unlikely is a game about a typical teenager named Lester. After falling asleep nearby a cargo crate, he is accidentally loaded by a ship that then gets hijacked by pirates. Jumping ship with nothing more than a life jacket, Lester must find his way home.

Swordless Link completes this game in a little under 16 minutes using various tricks. For more information, see his notes.

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]N64 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (JPN v1.0) "No Doors, All Dungeons" by TaylorTotFTW in 2:24:37.03 (2017-10-25)
Added [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]N64 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (JPN v1.0) "All Dungeons, Temples & Ganon Trials" by homerfunky in 1:42:29.53 (2017-07-09)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]N64 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (JPN v1.0) "all dungeons, temples & Ganon trials" by Swordless Link in 2:04:45.22 (2012-04-25)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Has commentary]N64 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (USA v1.0) "All Dungeons, Temples, & Ganon Trials" by Bloobiebla in 2:51:19.1 (2008-11-29)
Added [Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers][Notable improvement][Console-verified]N64 Super Mario 64 (JPN) "1 Key" by Tyler Kehne, MKDasher, sonicpacker, Snark, SilentSlayers, Gaehne D, Eru, ToT, Plush & sm64expert in 04:21.3 (2016-11-24)
- obsoletes [Tier: Stars][Console-verified]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) "0 stars" by Snark, Kyman, sonicpacker, Mickey/VIS & ToT in 05:02.25 (2012-04-14)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Stars][Console-verified]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) by Kyman, sonicpacker, Nahoc, Moltov & SilentSlayers in 05:03.8 (2011-10-07)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) by Mickey/VIS, Snark & ToT in 05:04.47 (2011-04-23)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) by SilentSlayers, sonicpacker, Moltov, Kyman, Mickey/VIS & Johannes in 05:04.57 (2010-12-07)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) by SilentSlayers & Johannes in 05:28.97 (2008-10-11)
- - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) by SilentSlayers & Johannes in 05:33.85 (2008-08-13)
- - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) by Swordless Link in 05:39.37 (2008-04-05)
- - - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) by Swordless Link & Mitjitsu in 05:47.37 (2007-12-07)
- - - - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) by mr_roberts_z & Rikku in 06:42.65 (2007-11-05)
- - - - - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) by Rikku in 06:44.95 (2007-10-03)
- - - - - - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) by Swordless Link & Mitjitsu in 06:47.27 (2007-08-10)
- - - - - - - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) by Swordless Link & Mitjitsu in 15:08.0 (2007-05-10)
- - - - - - - - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) by Rikku in 15:24.08 (2007-02-11)
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) by Rikku in 15:33.77 (2006-12-24)
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) by Mitjitsu in 15:40.32 (2006-11-23)
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) by spezzafer in 16:26.77 (2005-11-21)
Added [Tier: Moons]GBC The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX (USA v1.0) "warp glitch" by bobmario511 in 05:39.06 (2014-07-02)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GBC The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX (USA v1.0) "warp glitch" by bobmario511 in 05:37.87 (2012-07-14)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GBC The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX (USA v1.0) by hogehoge61 in 05:38.8 (2009-06-04)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GBC The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX (USA v1.0) by Chef Stef in 05:40.05 (2008-08-11)
Added [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]N64 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (JPN v1.0) by Bloobiebla & MrGrunz in 20:09.98 (2014-01-26)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]N64 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (JPN v1.0) by MrGrunz in 21:50.6 (2013-04-30)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]N64 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (JPN v1.0) by Swordless Link in 22:50.27 (2012-07-21)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]N64 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (USA v1.0) by Bloobiebla in 56:54.2 (2010-09-07)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]N64 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (JPN v1.1) by abeshi in 58:25.47 (2010-03-21)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Has commentary]N64 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (USA v1.0) by GuanoBowl in 2:33:24.72 (2006-08-08)
Added [Tier: Vault]SNES Lester the Unlikely (USA) by Swordless Link in 15:56.31 (2013-01-22)
Added [Tier: Stars][Notable improvement][Console-verified]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) "all 120 stars" by MKDasher, Nahoc, sonicpacker, Bauru, Eru, Goronem, Jesus, Kyman, Mokkori, Moltov, Nothing693, pasta, SilentSlayers, Snark & ToT in 1:20:41.52 (2012-12-13)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Console-verified]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) "all 120 stars" by Rikku in 1:39:02.13 (2007-05-10)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) "all 120 stars" by nesrocks in 1:42:41.33 (2006-11-30)
Added [Tier: Moons]GB The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (USA v1.0) by bobmario511 in 03:48.55 (2012-07-14)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GB The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (USA v1.0) by bobmario511 in 03:49.12 (2012-02-07)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GB The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (USA v1.0) by Swordless Link in 03:49.28 (2008-06-11)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]GB The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (USA/Europe v1.0) by Soulrivers in 04:00.5 (2007-03-25)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]GB The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (USA/Europe v1.0) by DonamerDragon in 04:22.22 (2006-01-29)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GB The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (USA/Europe v1.0) by DonamerDragon in 04:27.68 (2005-07-31)
Added [Tier: Moons][Console-verified]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) "70 stars, no Backwards Long Jump" by CeeSammerZ, coin2884, Eru, Goronem, Jesus, Kyman, Mickey/VIS, Mokkori, Moltov, Nahoc, Nekuran, Nothing693, pasta, Snark, sonicpacker & ToT in 42:58.52 (2012-06-22)
Added [Tier: Vault]N64 Scooby-Doo! Classic Creep Capers (USA v1.0) by Swordless Link in 24:25.3 (2012-06-01)
Added [Tier: Moons]N64 Wildwaters Extreme Kayak (USA) by Swordless Link in 01:30.93 (2012-05-08)
Added [Tier: Stars]GB The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (USA v1.0) "playaround" by bobmario511 in 40:22.78 (2012-04-29)
Added [Tier: Vault]NES Action 52: The Cheetahmen (USA) by Swordless Link in 03:56.06 (2010-08-02)
Added [Tier: Stars]GBC The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX (USA v1.0) by Swordless Link in 1:00:02.68 (2010-02-15)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GBC The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX (USA) "no warp glitch" by Chef Stef in 1:09:49.93 (2007-05-19)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GBC The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX (USA/Europe v1.0) "no warp glitch" by Chef Stef in 1:14:25.65 (2006-09-13)


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