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Total movies: 11


[Tier: Moons]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) "warpless" in 45:26.04 by Arc, FatRatKnight, Inzult & Rising Tempest.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2016-11-08)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 74.41 MB, length: 47:57)
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Submission #5263 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #3225 (45:35.36)
Rating: 8.6 (10 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
Here is a warpless run of Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (1988), which introduced RPG elements and a side-scrolling view instead the traditional Zelda overhead view. An evil magician has cast a sleep spell on Princess Zelda. Link must place 6 crystals in palaces throughout Hyrule in order to release the binding force that protects the Triforce of Courage hidden in the Great Palace.

This movie is an improvement of 9.31 seconds compared to the previous run. Most of the new time saved is from getting almost impossible fairy spawns at overworld traps. Please read the authors' comments for details.

This movie avoids using the extremely gamebreaking hyperspeed and scroll-lock glitches seen in the warp glitch branch. This movie also avoids all of the minorly gamebreaking wrong warps in order to significantly increase the technical skill required to create the movie; we also have a movie which does use these "glitched warps," which allows a rather different route through the game.

This movie was a part of a two-hour Zelda II TAS showcase with audio commentary by Arc, Inzult, Jackimus, Mithical9, and Feasel.


[Tier: Stars][Fastest Completion]GBA Zook Man ZX4 (China) in 20:31.36 by FatRatKnight, pirate_sephiroth, Exonym, keylie, lapogne36, Grincevent, Arcree, Tompa, Mothrayas, Masterjun, Lord Tom & ThunderAxe31.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2017-11-19)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 69.68 MB, length: 21:31)
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Submission #5680 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.4 (10 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- 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: Moons][Fastest Completion][Has commentary]GBA Alien Hominid (Europe) in 15:12.85 by FatRatKnight.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2013-02-20)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 48.69 MB, length: 17:24)
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Submission #3867 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.1 (10 votes)
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Shooter
Alien Hominid is a 2D side-scrolling shooter with heavy references to the Metal Slug series of games - from the hand-drawn graphics, huge explosions, right down to the ability to eviscerate FBI Agents when you get up close to them. The graphics are by featured artist Dan Paladin. Your goal, is quite simply, to get to the end of the stage, and die as little as possible. Which is made difficult due to the fact that any bullet is an instant kill.

You control some sort of yellow alien with a gun. For whatever reason, he also has very Earth-like grenades with Earth-like explosions. He collides with some sort of satellite around Earth and crash-lands right in front of the FBI, who then runs off with his spacecraft and somehow forgets that bright yellow alien thing in clear sight. If you're looking for story, this isn't the game, as it just gives an excuse why you're doing these things.

This TAS improves the one provided by the winner team at Dream Team Contest 3 by 41.03 seconds.


This movie has a lua script that contains the Author's chatty commentary, and the encode of it can be seen on YouTube here.

[Tier: Moons]NES R.C. Pro-Am (USA PRG1) "all gold trophies" in 39:06.22 by FatRatKnight.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2018-02-11)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 68.93 MB, length: 39:20)
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Submission #5812 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.0 (5 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- 100% completion
- Genre: Racing
R.C. Pro-Am is a racing video game developed by Rare. It was released for the NES by Nintendo for North America in March 1988, and then in Europe on April 15 of the same year. Presented in an overhead isometric perspective, a single player races a radio-controlled car around a series of tracks. The objective of each track is to qualify for the next race by placing in the top three racers. Players collect items to improve performance, and they must avoid a variety of hazards such as rain puddles and oil slicks. It is an example of a racing game which features vehicular combat, in which racers can use missiles and bombs to temporarily disable opposing vehicles.

In this run, FatRatKnight gets the 1st place, as well as the deserved gold trophy, on each of the 48 tracks he completes.


[Tier: Moons]NES Dungeon Magic: Sword of the Elements (USA) in 01:02.83 by FatRatKnight.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2008-10-13)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 2.67 MB, length: 02:30)
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Submission #2112 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.8 (41.5 votes)
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: RPG
After hearing about how the dark overlord Darces has returned, our hero goes on a quest to unite all five one elements in order to defeat Darces and save the kingdom.

In this storybook-view RPG, the author zooms around the game world, entering the most dangerous of dungeons, killing two powerful monsters, and collecting the bare minimum needed to beat the game in incredible fashion. Despite the player being unable to survive one hit, the author subverts certain death with the handy pause system. Despite the player supposedly being unable to damage the monsters, an underflow glitch allows for massive damage. Despite the final boss standing right there to kill him, the viewer sees all of 3 frames of the dark overlord. It's an RPG done in just over one minute, without warping or save glitching.

The author had spent much effort in understanding the game, and all that work has finally paid off. We recommend reading the author's comments.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Has commentary]NES Solar Jetman: Hunt for the Golden Warpship (USA) in 16:16.64 by FatRatKnight.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2014-02-12)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 26.12 MB, length: 17:18)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 33.40 MB, length: 17:18)
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Submission #4188 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.6 (7 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Genre: Shooter
Solar Jetman is a space adventure game where the main excitement comes from the physics of the game. In the game, you explore planets with a small module you fly around, towing fuel tanks and other artifacts back to the mother ship, often from planets with a ridiculous level of gravity and narrow hazardous caverns. Anyone who has played this game surely knows how difficult it can be, while being entertaining for hours after hours.

No passwords were used in this movie, although a few warps were used to skip stages.

This movie features many changes compared to the previous author's movie, leading to an improvement of about 7 minutes. There's a new warp in the very beginning. A different module is purchased, which lets the player tow wormholes closer to the fuel items you have to collect and allows for some new physics abuse. Some different items are used, such as anti-gravity items. For more details, see the submission comments.


There is some commentary by the author in the emulator movie file and in the primary (HQ) encode.

[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]NES Rockin' Kats (USA) in 16:33.71 by FatRatKnight, Tompa, pirate_sephiroth & MESHUGGAH.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2011-10-15)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 19.74 MB, length: 20:11)
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Submission #3329 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #432 (21:43.47)
Rating: 7.5 (16 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Genre: Platform
In Rockin' Kats, Willy the Kat's girl Jill is kidnapped no less than five times by the local crime boss, and, armed with little more than a "punch-gun", he sets out to rescue her.

This run was the winning submission to TASVideos' Dream Team Contest 4, and improves the old run by just over five minutes.

There is also a run of this game that completes the hidden Channel X.


[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]NES Gauntlet (USA) in 11:38.92 by FatRatKnight.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2015-06-08)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 25.87 MB, length: 12:20)
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Submission #4699 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #392 (12:24.65)
Rating: 7.3 (10 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
Gauntlet is a Dungeons & Dragons simulator of sorts. You choose a class of Warrior, Valkyrie, Wizard or Elf to navigate the Gauntlet, collect treasure, slay wicked monsters, and save your beloved peasant hometown.

Walkthroughs for this game estimate a completion time of several hours when playing normally. Here, we see the game completed in only 12 minutes! Usually clues have to be collected to discover the password to the last dungeon, but this is selected at the game's beginning, so the clues are unnecessary in a TAS. There is also some collision detection abuse and lots of luck manipulation.

This version takes a better path, manipulates fights more, and abuses luck to get the password with shortest input time.


Downloadable encodes include the author's commentary as soft subtitles.

[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]SNES E.V.O.: Search for Eden (USA) in 40:31.17 by FatRatKnight.
snes9x movie (.smv) (date: 2009-10-26)
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Submission #2419 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.7 (22 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
In E.V.O. you play as a creature who evolves by eating his opponents. Just like real life!

We recommend reading the author's notes. They are rather voluminous and contain a great deal of good information.


A Lua subtitle script is available in this run's forum thread with additional commentary from the author.

[Tier: Vault][Has commentary]NES Rad Racer (USA) in 20:32.89 by FatRatKnight.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2015-05-15)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 60.73 MB, length: 21:29)
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Submission #4661 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #363 (21:55.98)
Rating: 6.3 (7.5 votes)
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Racing
Rad is a slang term, short for radical. This movie shows what radical sports is when applied to car driving on NES.

Curiously, the game Rad Racer was made by Square, which is probably best known for its Final Fantasy game series. Quite a different game, this here...

If you decide to play this game, we recommend the Power Glove. It's so bad.


Downloadable encodes have the author's commentary as soft subtitles.

[Tier: Vault][Has commentary]NES Magician (USA) "best ending" in 11:33.84 by FatRatKnight.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2010-02-02)
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Submission #2550 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.0 (18 votes)
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- Best ending
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Meet Paul -- A guy who starves to death five minutes after a grand meal. He also feels experienced from doing trivial things like entering a store or delivering mail.

While many heroes would depend on hours of fighting for experience, Paul instead gets his experience from those trivial things in order to defeat Abadon in a timely manner. Best ending requires all such trivial tasks done, ensuring you see Paul gaining experience from delivering a letter or talking to a tree.

Along the way, there are vicious enemies who beat up Paul. Being in a hurry, Paul doesn't stop for them, preferring to use the UNKNOWN spell to patch himself up. Normally this has a high chance of killing Paul in some of the most gruesome or comical ways possible, but instead it is manipulated to heal him.

This beats the authors previous run by a little over 38 seconds, primarily due to a new route.

Reading the author's comments is recommended.


This movie features commentary by the author, which has been added to the encode in the form of soft subtitles. If watching embedded stream via Archive.org, you can press the nearly invisible commentary button on the top right corner to see the commentary.
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]NES R.C. Pro-Am (USA PRG1) "all gold trophies" by FatRatKnight in 39:06.22 (2018-02-11)
Added [Tier: Stars][Fastest Completion]GBA Zook Man ZX4 (China) by FatRatKnight, pirate_sephiroth, Exonym, keylie, lapogne36, Grincevent, Arcree, Tompa, Mothrayas, Masterjun, Lord Tom & ThunderAxe31 in 20:31.36 (2017-11-19)
Added [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Fastest Completion]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) "warp glitch" by TASeditor, Arc & Inzult in 05:31.92 (2016-11-26)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) "warp glitch" by TASeditor in 05:35.93 (2014-07-28)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Console-verified]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) "warp glitch" by TASeditor in 05:36.43 (2014-03-23)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Has commentary]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) "warp glitch" by Inzult in 05:43.47 (2008-03-24)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) "warp glitch" by Inzult in 06:13.08 (2007-03-25)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) "warp glitch" by Gigafrost in 06:16.93 (2005-06-01)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) by Arc & Inzult in 38:38.45 (2016-11-10)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) "warpless" by Arc, FatRatKnight, Inzult & Rising Tempest in 45:26.04 (2016-11-08)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) "warpless" by Arc, Inzult & Rising Tempest in 45:35.36 (2016-09-24)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Console-verified]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) "warpless" by inzult & Rising Tempest in 45:42.13 (2014-04-19)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) "warpless" by Rising Tempest & Inzult in 47:57.05 (2008-05-19)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) "warpless" by Rising Tempest & Inzult in 48:14.98 (2007-01-26)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) "warpless" by Inzult in 49:00.25 (2006-09-21)
- - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) "warpless" by Rising Tempest in 49:41.67 (2006-05-28)
- - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]FDS Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (FDS) "warpless" by Arc in 53:58.62 (2004-09-03)
- - - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]FDS Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (FDS) "warpless" by Boco in 59:23.4 (2004-04-12)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Rockin' Kats (USA) "Channel X" by Arc & AnS in 01:02.88 (2016-05-29)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Rockin' Kats (USA) "Channel X" by AnS in 01:03.43 (2006-09-09)
Added [Tier: Moons][Has commentary]NES Gauntlet (USA) by FatRatKnight in 11:38.92 (2015-06-08)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Gauntlet (USA) by nesrocks in 12:24.65 (2005-08-14)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Gauntlet (USA) by nesrocks in 13:09.0 (2005-07-04)
Added [Tier: Vault][Has commentary]NES Rad Racer (USA) by FatRatKnight in 20:32.89 (2015-05-15)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Rad Racer (USA) by Saturn in 21:55.98 (2005-06-22)
Added [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Has commentary]NES Solar Jetman: Hunt for the Golden Warpship (USA) by FatRatKnight in 16:16.64 (2014-02-12)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Solar Jetman: Hunt for the Golden Warpship (USA) by Blublu in 23:04.42 (2006-03-08)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Solar Jetman: Hunt for the Golden Warpship (USA) by Slotermeyer in 24:09.23 (2005-08-01)
Added [Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion][Has commentary]GBA Alien Hominid (Europe) by FatRatKnight in 15:12.85 (2013-02-20)
Added [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]NES Rockin' Kats (USA) by FatRatKnight, Tompa, pirate_sephiroth & MESHUGGAH in 16:33.71 (2011-10-15)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Rockin' Kats (USA) by Diman in 21:43.47 (2005-11-12)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Rockin' Kats (USA) by Teowind in 23:38.65 (2004-05-07)
Added [Tier: Vault][Has commentary]NES Magician (USA) "best ending" by FatRatKnight in 11:33.84 (2010-02-02)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault][Has commentary]NES Magician (USA) by FatRatKnight in 12:12.18 (2009-05-17)
Added [Tier: Moons][Has commentary]SNES E.V.O.: Search for Eden (USA) by FatRatKnight in 40:31.17 (2009-10-26)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Dungeon Magic: Sword of the Elements (USA) by FatRatKnight in 01:02.83 (2008-10-13)


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