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Total movies: 8


[Tier: Vault]NES Astro Robo Sasa (JPN) in 04:49.82 by TaoTao.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2016-12-25)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 4.04 MB, length: 05:15)
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Submission #5304 — Author's comments
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Rating: 5.7 (4 votes)
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- 2 Players
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
Astro Robo Sasa is a fast-paced game that was only released in Japan. You are a robot boy named Sasa, who can only move around with the recoil from his plasma gun. You must collect or destroy all energy packs in order to clear each stage, though many must be collected as you have limited energy.
In this run, TaoTao controls two players: Sasa and his girlfriend Nana. By splitting up the work and using some wall zipping, he beats the game in a little under 5 minutes.

[Tier: Vault]NES Double Moon Densetsu (JPN) in 19:50.34 by TaoTao.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2012-03-22)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 23.82 MB, length: 26:30)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 27.28 MB, length: 26:30)
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Submission #3477 — Author's comments
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Rating: 5.4 (7 votes)
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- Major skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Corrupts memory
- Genre: RPG
Double Moon Densetsu (ダブルムーン伝説 Legend of the Double Moon) is a 1992 turn-based NES RPG. The author uses a complex memory corruption glitch to skip many events, slimming this normally long RPG down to under 20 minutes. Technical details about the glitches used are in the author's comments.

[Tier: Moons]NES Kid Niki 3 (JPN) in 08:17.62 by TaoTao.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2008-10-15)
AVI file via BitTorrent (size: 14.39 MB, length: 09:14)
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Submission #2096 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.1 (27.5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
Kid Niki 3 (aka. Kaiketsu Yanchamaru 3 - Taiketsu! Zouringen) is the sequel to Kid Niki and Kid Niki 2. However, it looks quite different from the previous games. In this game, you are a ninja who is a master of bo-jutsu (stick art), and you defeat enemies and get over obstacles with your staff. This game also has many locked doors which can be opened with keys found in the levels.

TaoTao breezes through this game, in part due to a glitch which allows repeated backflips up walls. For more details, see the submission comments.


[Tier: Moons]NES Mini Putt (JPN) in 06:54.17 by TaoTao.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2016-08-09)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 10.55 MB, length: 07:30)
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Submission #5184 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.6 (5 votes)
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- Aims for maximum score
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Sport
Mini Putt is a miniature golf game originally developed for home computers in 1987. It was later ported to the Famicom.

This run by TaoTao doesn't putter along. It blazes through every hole in a very "mini" amount of time at just under 7 minutes.


[Tier: Moons]NES Vice: Project Doom (USA) in 12:06.34 by TaoTao.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2016-12-31)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 34.51 MB, length: 13:30)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 56.88 MB, length: 13:30)
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Submission #5340 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #3133 (12:30.23)
Rating: 8.5 (6 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter
Vice: Project Doom, known in Japan as Gun-Dec (ガンデック) stars Detective Quinn Hart of the VICE squad as he attempts to track down his missing partner and leads on a new type of drug. It is a fast-paced game that blends standard platforming with racing sequences and some rail shooter scenes.

This run is about 24 seconds faster than the previous run, thanks to better optimisation and lag management.


[Tier: Moons]NES Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord (USA) in 00:45.82 by TaoTao.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2008-11-27)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 1.14 MB, length: 03:21)
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Submission #2128 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.0 (39.5 votes)
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
One of a few dungeon crawlers on this site. The player's team of a couple characters travels through a dungeon at breakneck speed, obtaining the minimum necessary to destroy the evil wizard, then leaving.

A great amount of luck-manipulation was required; so much that TaoTao used a bot to do parts of this run. That's why the rerecord count says 200000. The number of manual rerecords is around 1000.


[Tier: Vault]PCE Kato Chan & Ken Chan (JPN) in 07:44.1 by TaoTao.
Mednafen movie (.mcm) (date: 2009-05-25)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 16.97 MB, length: 14:02)
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Submission #2251 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.1 (15 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Genre: Platform
Kato-chan Ken-chan is a gem of a PCE game made by Hudson. Often abbreviated as "Kato-Ken" in Japan, this game is derived from a Japanese TV program, "Kato-chan Ken-chan gokigen TV". The main characters are Cha Kato (Kato-chan) and Ken Shimura (Ken-chan), who are famous Japanese comedians. One particularly distinguishing feature of the game is the ability to attack enemies with farts!

In this run, the author uses Ken-chan, though you will also see Kato-chan appear from time to time to be a nuisance to Ken-chan.


[Tier: Vault]SGB Ultraman Ball (JPN) in 06:04.45 by TaoTao.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2011-05-25)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 6.43 MB, length: 07:48)
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Submission #3144 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.3 (13 votes)
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- Genre: Platform
Ultraman Ball is a platform game featuring the famous Japanese television character Ultraman. However, the game has little to nothing do with Ultraman, as oddly enough, his power in this game is to transform into a ball and bounce around a lot. Some say this game is based on the abandoned NES project, Armadillo 2, and in fact the game is very similar to Armadillo.

To make it through this strange game, the author of this run, TaoTao, uses several tricks, including ones that optimize movement, like the vine boost, and ones that allow him to skip over several sections, such as levitation. Please see the author's notes for more details.

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