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[Tier: Vault]NES Ghosts 'n Goblins (USA) in 08:23.13 by Arc.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2007-05-13)
AVI file via BitTorrent (size: 13.14 MB, length: 08:45)
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Submission #1551 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #692 (17:21.75)
Rating: 7.0 (29 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Ghosts 'n Goblins (1986) begins with a normal scene: a half-naked knight is on a date in a graveyard with a princess. Suddenly, a demon appears and abducts the princess! The knight quickly suits up and makes rapid progres (sic) through the demon world in an attempt to rescue his royal girlfriend.

Arc is a veteran when it comes to making TASes of Ghosts 'n Goblins. This TAS is his ninth version, and it is 15.083 seconds faster than the previous version by Guanobowl. There is a vast amount of luck manipulation throughout the game, and there are multiple instances of the rare 'boost from enemy damage' trick.

Note: The previous movie ran through the game twice (after the first completion, the game does not show the real ending). This movie only runs through once, hence the much shorter overall time. The actual first-quest time difference is 15.083 seconds.

In Japanese, this game is known as 魔界村 (Makaimura or "Demon World Village").


[Tier: Vault]NES Maniac Mansion (USA) in 06:29.77 by Arc.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2008-02-18)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 4.77 MB, length: 08:30)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 5.13 MB, length: 08:30)
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Submission #1838 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #444 (07:15.78)
Rating: 6.0 (28 votes)
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Adventure
Maniac Mansion (1990) is a unique game that has weird humor and crazy music. It features cutscenes, multiple ways to win, useless items (like Chuck the Plant), and microwavable hamsters. In the storyline, Dave and two of his friends infiltrate the Edison family's mansion in order to rescue Dave's girlfriend. In order to save her, the teens must get access to the inner lab, deal with Purple Tentacle, shut down the ZOM-B-MATIC, and defeat the evil Meteor.

This movie—Arc's eighth TAS of Maniac Mansion—is about 46 seconds faster than the previous attempt.

The author's comments for the submission help to explain the multitude of tricks and glitches used.


[Tier: Vault]NES Super Pitfall (USA) in 06:20.22 by Arc.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2005-05-08)
AVI file via BitTorrent (size: 17.16 MB, length: 06:48)
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Submission #667 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #81 (11:52.22)
Rating: 5.9 (27 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Genre: Platform
The movie is an amazing 5:32 improvement to the previous Super Pitfall movie. The author doesn't want to spoil what makes this version so much faster than the last one. You'll have to watch it in order to find out. Hopefully you've already seen the 11:52 version so that you can understand this movie better.

In order to beat the game (the first quest, at least), Pitfall Harry must accomplish 6 tasks:

  1. obtain the Raj Diamond
  2. find the key to Quickclaw the Lion's cage
  3. rescue Quickclaw the Lion
  4. find the flask of medicine, which can heal Rhonda
  5. rescue Rhonda
  6. return to the starting point after completing the previous 5 tasks
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