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Total movies: 11


[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement][Fastest Completion]SNES Super Castlevania IV (JPN) in 29:38.08 by arukAdo, Bablo, Cardboard & scrimpeh.
snes9x movie (.smv) (date: 2011-08-09)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 106.53 MB, length: 36:50)
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Submission #3236 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #126 (31:15.7)
Rating: 8.4 (30.5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Super Castlevania IV is the first game in the Castlevania series for the SNES. In it, Simon Belmont, equipped with the ability to whip in 8 different directions, sets out to vanquish Dracula yet another time.

In this run, the authors, arukAdo, Bablo, Cardboard, and scrimpeh obsolete a seven year old movie by over a minute and a half by a different subweapon choice, new tricks and better optimization. For more details, as always, please see the authors' notes.


[Fastest Completion]PCECD Castlevania: Rondo of Blood (JPN) in 23:17.78 by arukAdo.
Mednafen/PCEjin movie (.mc2) (date: 2009-08-14)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 58.22 MB, length: 27:44)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 62.03 MB, length: 27:44)
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Submission #2326 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.5 (27.5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Castlevania: Rondo of Blood (1993) is an important milestone in the Castlevania series and a predecessor to the even more successful Symphony of the Night. This game was ported two years later to the SNES as Dracula X.

In this installment of a popular TV show, a miserable little pile of secrets known as Richter Belmont is once again called to have it at a savior mankind needs so ill. Armed with his trusty key and a question mark nicknamed 'Vampire Killer', he makes sure no candleholder remains standing in Dracula's castle. Eager to just get it over with, he plows through without as much as a slightest regard to his purple-haired girlfriend and some other people still imprisoned there. It seems what little time one has to spare in a TAS is best spent moonwalking and yelling at the screen, anyway.

A slower version of this run taking only the regular stages is available. Due to this movie being faster, that submission was cancelled, yet there are arguably more entertaining moments in the cancelled submission (the author recommends stage 4 in particular).


[Tier: Moons]PCECD Castlevania: Rondo of Blood (JPN) "Maria mode" in 24:21.75 by adelikat & arukAdo.
Mednafen/PCEjin movie (.mc2) (date: 2009-12-29)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 54.75 MB, length: 29:01)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 57.67 MB, length: 29:01)
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Submission #2506 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1335 (24:23.47)
Rating: 7.3 (18.5 votes)
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- Uses a suboptimal character
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
After having been resurrected by dark priest Shaft, Dracula set out to destroy Richter Belmont's home village and kidnap some of the important characters for him to rescue. One of them is Maria Renard, a 12-year-old vampire huntress who is used as the player character in the second half of the movie after getting freed by Richter.

Despite her prepubescent age, Maria is faster and stronger than Richter, and one can only guess how she managed to fall a victim to kidnappers in the first place. Unfortunately, all of her speed advantages become nullified by a lengthy cutscene following her release, making this TAS slightly longer than the Richter mode.

This is a 2.5 second improvement to the previous movie.


PCECD Castlevania: Rondo of Blood (JPN) "100%" in 38:26.12 by adelikat & arukAdo.
Mednafen/PCEjin movie (.mc2) (date: 2009-12-28)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 82.77 MB, length: 43:01)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 88.33 MB, length: 43:01)
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Submission #2504 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.2 (22 votes)
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- 100% completion
- Best ending
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Uses a level password
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Contrary to the other Rondo of Blood TASes on the site, this one not only goes through the hurdles of saving three useless villagers from their prisons (with some of said prisons even resembling their regular habitats), but also plays through all the picturesque levels just to prove that Maria isn't really a suboptimal character. No videogame character fighting dark priests by stoning them to death with small white birds should ever be called suboptimal.

If you want to see a shorter run through the game, we suggest watching these: Richter any% in 23:18, Maria any% in 24:22.


[Fastest Completion]PSX Resident Evil: Director's Cut (USA) in 57:42.62 by arukAdo & Uroboros.
PSXjin movie (.pjm) (date: 2011-09-08)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 118.24 MB, length: 1:02:49)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 129.26 MB, length: 1:02:49)
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Submission #3271 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.0 (13 votes)
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- Uses a suboptimal character
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
Resident Evil is the original survival horror game by Capcom, and the beginning of a big franchise.

The Raccoon Police Department's Special Tactics And Rescue Service (S.T.A.R.S.) are assigned to investigate a series of bizarre murders in Raccoon City. Watch the Alpha team's Jill Valentine as she blazes through a series of zombies while killing only one of them!

Note: There are cutscene-less encodes in the discussion thread.


[Fastest Completion][Has commentary]NES Kid Dracula (JPN) in 19:49.12 by adelikat, Randil, arukAdo & DarkKobold.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2009-08-09)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 29.04 MB, length: 21:57)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 38.09 MB, length: 21:57)
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Submission #2359 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #89 (20:41.57)
Rating: 6.8 (22.5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
For the fans of the Castlevania series ― here's a TAS of a Castlevania game that is hmm.. much much more aimed toward children than the darker-themed games. The game was only released in Japan.

There is also a Game Boy sequel that is known as Kid Dracula.

This is a 50+ second improvement over the previous movie by Phil and Genisto.


Commentary from adelikat and DarkKobold are available in the downloadable encodes and in closed captions on the YouTube link.


GBC Konami GB Collection Vol. 1: Castlevania: The Adventure (Europe) in 14:01.02 by arukAdo.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2020-08-26)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 16.69 MB, length: 16:18)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 19.97 MB, length: 16:18)
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Submission #6848 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1612 (14:58.7)
Rating: 6.2 (4.5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
Set before the events of the first two NES games, the player gets to play as Christopher Belmont, one of Simon's ancestors.

Unlike most Castlevania games, there are no sub-weapons, and the player loses whip upgrades upon damage. Additionally, the Castlevania Game Boy games, unlike their NES counterparts, have ropes and moving spike walls instead of stairs.

This game, being one of the first to come out for the Game Boy, was programmed poorly, exhibiting lots of lag, and also suffers from poor jump controls. Seizing upon that, the level designers took it upon themselves to create fake difficulty by requiring pixel perfect jumps throughout.

In this movie, arukAdo improves the previous TAS by 57.68 seconds (after accounting for emulation differences), thanks to newly found tricks and better optimisation. Please read the author's comments for more details.

Note: The Konami Collection version was used instead of the original, as it lags a bit less, and is also fully colored.


[Tier: Moons]PSX Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (USA) "The Mercenaries" in 18:54.02 by arukAdo.
PCSX movie (.pxm) (date: 2009-12-21)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 52.27 MB, length: 20:15)
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Submission #2483 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.2 (18.5 votes)
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- Maximum kills
- Best ending
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Second quest/Post game-completion
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Shooter
Join Carlos in a race to clean up the streets of Raccoon City and enjoy the architecture and the new wall colors in a quick run of this well-known minigame from Resident Evil 3.

The objective of the minigame is to reach a specified point in a set time limit which can be extended by defeating enemies. Needless to say, the timer never even comes close to running out here.

This run begins from a save state which has the minigame unlocked, which can be generated by replaying the author's run of the full game. This is not normally allowed by the site, though an exception can be made if prior approval is granted.


[Fastest Completion]PCECD Double Dragon II: The Revenge (JPN) "2 players" in 11:57.73 by arukAdo.
Mednafen/PCEjin movie (.mc2) (date: 2009-12-29)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 33.79 MB, length: 17:09)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 45.4 MB, length: 17:09)
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Submission #2507 — Author's comments
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Rating: 5.9 (15.5 votes)
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- 2 Players
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Fighting
Rather different from both the NES version and arcade versions of this game, this version of Double Dragon 2 features higher resolution graphics much closer to that of the SNES iterations of the series. Notably, many of the glitches present in the NES version are absent here, yielding slower yet arguably no less entertaining gameplay.

PSX Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (USA) "best ending" in 1:07:25.52 by arukAdo.
PCSX movie (.pxm) (date: 2009-05-19)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 139.66 MB, length: 1:12:08)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 178.6 MB, length: 1:12:08)
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Submission #2210 — Author's comments
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Rating: 5.8 (25 votes)
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- Best ending
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
September 28th. Daylight... The monsters have overtaken the city. Somehow... I'm still alive...

This third entry in the Resident Evil series follows Jill Valentine as she tries to escape Raccoon City. In addition to the hordes of zombies, she must also avoid a bio-organic weapon called the Nemesis, created by the evil Umbrella Corporation to hunt down and kill the remaining S.T.A.R.S. team members for being witnesses of their unethical and illegal experiments in the first game.


[Fastest Completion]PCECD Kaze Kiri: Ninja Action (JPN) in 15:31.62 by arukAdo.
Mednafen/PCEjin movie (.mc2) (date: 2010-02-14)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 37.08 MB, length: 20:13)
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Submission #2556 — Author's comments
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Rating: 5.7 (13 votes)
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- Best ending
- Uses easiest difficulty
- Genre: Action
In this obscure title for an obscure platform, our ninja hero must fight his way through a horde of enemy ninja who attack from every angle in order to rescue the girl.

Join arukAdo in this exciting adventure as he slices through his enemies and their defenses like a hot chainsaw through fresh butter (and beats up the girl too).

We also have an alternate version of this run which plays on hard difficulty. The only difference between difficulty levels is enemy hit points, which is normally grounds for playing on the easiest possible difficulty (to improve speed and entertainment).

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