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Total movies: 17


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]Genesis Knuckles in Sonic the Hedgehog (any v1.1) in 13:05.29 by marzojr & WST.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2014-02-02)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 66.08 MB, length: 15:33)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 71.55 MB, length: 15:33)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 66.64 MB, length: 15:33)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 73.21 MB, length: 15:33)
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Submission #4166 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #796 (14:44.95)
Rating: 8.4 (11 votes)
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform
This is a hacked version of Sonic the Hedgehog. The title character is replaced by his rival, Knuckles. The levels remain unchanged.

There is more than just an appearance change to this game. Knuckles' abilities remain intact. If you haven't seen Sonic the Hedgehog completed before, you may wish to do so before seeing what a character with a spindash and gliding can accomplish.

There is also a run for a Tails hack of Sonic the Hedgehog, done by marzojr. It replaces Knuckles with Tails and gliding with flying.

There is also the original run of Sonic the Hedgehog done by Aglar in record time without the advantage of spindash and gliding/flying.


A camhacked encode is provided with every duplicate link.

Note: An IPS patch for the hack can be downloaded here. It must be patched to REV 00.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic 3 & Amy Rose in 29:27.58 by WST & marzojr.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2014-12-25)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 210.61 MB, length: 33:44)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 213.52 MB, length: 33:44)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 211.71 MB, length: 33:44)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 214.93 MB, length: 33:44)
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Submission #4516 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.2 (10 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform
Another Sonic 3 & Knuckles TAS, but with Amy Rose this time. Unlike the three main characters, she wields a hammer as her weapon, and WST & marzojr use it to great effect in glitching through the game. For more details, see the run's comments.

We also have runs with Sonic and Tails, Knuckles, Tails, Knuckles ring attack, Sonic 100%, Knuckles 100%, Competition mode and Sonic and Tails on NewGame+.


Each second link or set of encodes uses a camhack, which forces the camera to focus on Amy while keeping the sprites on the foreground layer.

[Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (World) "Sonic, 100%" in 55:48.8 by marzojr.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2009-11-09)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 416.71 MB, length: 1:00:17)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 415.93 MB, length: 1:00:17)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 319.45 MB, length: 39:42)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 318.5 MB, length: 39:42)
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Submission #2416 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.8 (27 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- 100% completion
- Uses a suboptimal character
- Forgoes time-saving death
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
In this run of Sonic 3 & Knuckles, Sonic has decided that getting all the emeralds is the only way to go and as such powers his way through the special stages to achieve this (and a perfect ending). This run also avoids using a glitch called horizontal underflow, which is explained in the author's comments.

There is a second, smaller encode that omits the emerald collection, loading/end of stage screens and removes the Hyper Sonic flash/music.

We also have similar movies with Sonic and Tails, Amy, Knuckles, Tails, Knuckles ring attack, Knuckles 100%, Competition mode and Sonic and Tails on NewGame+.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (World) "Knuckles" in 22:07.68 by Evil_3D, WST & Marzojr.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2017-06-13)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 171.48 MB, length: 26:13)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 175.87 MB, length: 26:13)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 171.65 MB, length: 26:13)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 175.83 MB, length: 26:13)
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Submission #5486 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #2494 (11:32.46)
Rating: 8.9 (5 votes)
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Sonic 3 & Knuckles completed with Knuckles. Tired of always doing ring-attacks and 100% runs, Knuckles has finally decided it is his turn to break the game in an any% TAS. This run uses a disassembly of the game in order to use the most of every trick.

We also have runs with Knuckles 100%, Knuckles ring attack, Knuckles in Sonic 1, Knuckles in Sonic 2, Knuckles in Sonic 2 ring attack, Sonic and Tails, Tails, Amy, Sonic 100%, Competition mode and Sonic and Tails on NewGame+.


Every duplicate link leads to the camhacked version of the encode.

[Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (World) "newgame+" in 31:16.15 by marzojr.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2010-09-11)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 257.2 MB, length: 35:30)
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Submission #2802 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.8 (19.5 votes)
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- Best ending
- One player in a multiplayer game
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Second quest/Post game-completion
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Platform

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Sonic's gone to plaid in the latest TAS by marzojr. It starts from a savestate to take advantage of Hyper Sonic from the beginning of the game. (For more details, see the note below and the run's comments.)

WARNING: The awesomeness of Hyper Sonic may damage your eyes or trigger seizures in susceptible people.


Note: This movie begins from a save state from the end of regular mode in order to access Hyper Sonic from the beginning of the game. There is no other way to access it outside of a hack. We normally do not accept movies which begin from a save state.

To download a savestate for this movie, use this link for Gens version 11a or this link for Gens version 11b.


Note: There is an experimental hi-def encode of this run available (1920x1344):

http://www.archive.org/download/GenesisSonic3KnucklesnewgameIn3116.15ByMarzojr/knsonic3-tas-newgameplus-marzojr_1344.mkv

It was encoded using HQ3x followed by HQ2x on every frame of the video, but it requires a very fast computer to play at full speed.


[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (World) in 29:51.2 by nitsuja, Upthorn & marzojr.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2010-10-23)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 216.94 MB, length: 34:13)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 244.95 MB, length: 34:13)
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Submission #2877 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1595 (32:05.52)
Rating: 8.9 (35.5 votes)
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- 2 Players
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Award - Sega TAS of 2010

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Ludicrous-speed bouncing around. Completed without collecting any emeralds, with both Sonic and Tails controlled by the player.

This run takes everything you know about Sonic 3 & Knuckles and turns it upside-down. It extensively uses the "scroll objects offscreen to pass through them" trick to zip and warp to places that shouldn't be reached, break bosses, and effectively skip entire stages.

It is worth noting that nitsuja and Upthorn did not directly participate in the creation of this movie; instead, marzojr incorporated several additional tricks in multiple stages and spliced them in for a total improvement of 2:14.31 seconds over his last effort at doing the same.


The second YouTube link is to the camhacked HD encode, which attempts to always keep Sonic onscreen and puts HD sprites on top of the background to make the TAS look even better. Camhacked SD downloadables are also available in the Archive collection.

[Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (World) "Tails" in 30:12.52 by Aglar & marzojr.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2013-10-18)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 214.36 MB, length: 34:29)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 225.12 MB, length: 34:29)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 210.56 MB, length: 34:30)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 219.27 MB, length: 34:30)
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Submission #4087 — Author's comments
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Rating: 9.1 (15 votes)
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Sonic 3 & Knuckles completed with Tails. Interestingly, the authors of this run, Aglar and marzojr, utilized a disassembly of the game in order to squeeze the most out of every trick used.

We also have runs with Sonic and Tails, Tails in Sonic 1, Knuckles, Amy, Knuckles 100%, Sonic 100%, Competition mode and Sonic and Tails on NewGame+.


Every second pair of links/torrents provides camhack encodes, which force the camera to follow Tails no matter where in the level he is.

[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers][Notable improvement][Fastest Completion]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles in 26:53.06 by Aglar & marzojr.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2014-12-17)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 215.23 MB, length: 31:11)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 218.62 MB, length: 31:11)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 213.1 MB, length: 31:11)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 215.26 MB, length: 31:11)
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Submission #4514 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1656 (29:51.2)
Rating: 9.3 (19.5 votes)
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- 2 Players
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Award - Sega TAS of 2014
Ludicrous-speed bouncing around. Completed without collecting any emeralds, with both Sonic and Tails controlled by the player.

This run takes everything you know about Sonic 3 & Knuckles and turns it upside-down. It extensively uses the "scroll objects offscreen to pass through them" trick to zip and warp to places that shouldn't be reached, break bosses, and effectively skip entire stages.

This latest effort by Aglar and marzojr represents the first published improvement of this run in over four years, and the first time since this run, over seven years ago, that the authors replayed the entire game instead of replaying only select levels and then splicing input from the previous movie. Every single level is faster, and there are some surprising new glitches in several stages. For more details, see the run's comments.

We also have similar movies in Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Sonic the Hedgehog CD.

And also we have runs with Amy, Knuckles, Tails, Knuckles ring attack, Sonic 100%, Knuckles 100%, Competition mode and Sonic and Tails on NewGame+.


The downloadable encodes in the second set use a camhack, which attempts to always keep Sonic onscreen and puts HD sprites on top of the background to make the TAS look even better.

[Tier: Stars]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles in 32:05.52 by nitsuja, Upthorn & marzojr.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2010-08-07)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 183.43 MB, length: 36:25)
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Submission #2784 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1400 (32:19.38)
Rating: 8.6 (16 votes)
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- 2 Players
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform

This movie has been obsoleted!

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Ludicrous-speed bouncing around. Completed without collecting any emeralds, with both Sonic and Tails controlled by the player.

This run takes everything you know about Sonic and Knuckles and turns it upside-down. It extensively uses the "scroll objects offscreen to pass through them" trick to zip and warp to places that shouldn't be reached, break bosses, and effectively skip entire stages.

It is worth noting that nitsuja and Upthorn did not directly participate in the creation of this movie; instead, marzojr incorporated several additional tricks in several stages and spliced them in for a total improvement of 13.86 seconds over his last effort at doing the same.


[Tier: Stars]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles in 32:19.38 by nitsuja, Upthorn & marzojr.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2009-11-26)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 111.43 MB, length: 36:14)
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Submission #2460 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1112 (33:05.78)
Rating: 9.2 (19 votes)
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- 2 Players
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform

This movie has been obsoleted!

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Ludicrous-speed bouncing around. Completed without collecting any emeralds, with both Sonic and Tails controlled by the player.

This run takes everything you know about Sonic and Knuckles and turns it upside-down. It extensively uses the "scroll objects offscreen to pass through them" trick to zip and warp to places that shouldn't be reached, break bosses, and effectively skip entire stages.

It is worth noting that Nitsuja and Upthorn did not directly participate in the creation of this movie; instead, marzojr incorporated newly discovered tricks in several stages and spliced them in for a total improvement of 46 seconds.


The publisher wishes to note that any attempts to upload the official encode to Dailymotion has resulted in failure, we suggest you watch the YouTube video instead. An unofficial Dailymotion upload using a different but publish worthy encode can be found here instead. We apologize for any inconvenience.

[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles "newgame+" in 27:31.29 by marzojr & Aglar.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2014-12-18)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 212.31 MB, length: 31:56)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 217.37 MB, length: 31:56)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 217.78 MB, length: 31:56)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 222.05 MB, length: 31:56)
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Submission #4515 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1617 (31:16.15)
Rating: 9.0 (10 votes)
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- One player in a multiplayer game
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Second quest/Post game-completion
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Platform
Sonic's gone to plaid in the latest TAS by marzojr. It starts from a savestate to take advantage of Hyper Sonic from the beginning of the game. (For more details, see the note below and the run's comments.)

WARNING: The awesomeness of Hyper Sonic may damage your eyes or trigger seizures in susceptible people.

We also have similar runs with Sonic and Tails, Amy, Knuckles, Tails, Knuckles ring attack, Sonic 100%, Knuckles 100% and Competition mode.


Note: This movie begins from a save state from the end of regular mode in order to access Hyper Sonic from the beginning of the game. There is no other way to access it outside of a hack. We normally do not accept movies which begin from a save state.

To download a savestate for this movie, use this link for Gens version 11a or this link for Gens version 11b.


Every second encode link leads to the camhacked version.

[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog (any,r1) in 15:04.43 by Aglar & marzojr.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2012-01-14)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 79.49 MB, length: 18:02)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 83.97 MB, length: 18:02)
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Submission #3402 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1401 (15:51.73)
Rating: 8.7 (13 votes)
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform

This movie has been obsoleted!

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Sonic bounces around surprisingly fast. The lack of Spin Dash makes the strategy a bit different from that of Sonic 2 and Sonic 3 & Knuckles runs, since preserving your momentum becomes a lot more important. However, this doesn't prevent the authors from achieving crazy velocities even with such a significant limitation. In this run, the game is completed without collecting any emeralds.

This is the sixth run of this game, improving on the previous effort by 47.29 seconds with the use of new zips and improved precision.

To see a movie of this game that doesn't take advantage of zips, watch the "no zips" run by Aglar.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]Genesis Tails in Sonic The Hedgehog (USA,r0) in 13:21.87 by marzojr.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2014-01-16)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 68.27 MB, length: 15:50)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 74.85 MB, length: 15:50)
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Submission #4155 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1623 (14:13.7)
Rating: 8.5 (8 votes)
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform
This is a hacked version of Sonic the Hedgehog. The title character is replaced by his sidekick, Miles "Tails" Prower. The levels remain unchanged.

There is more than just an appearance change to this game. Tails' abilities remain intact. If you haven't seen Sonic the Hedgehog completed before, you may wish to do so before seeing what a character with flight and a spindash can accomplish.

In this run, marzojr improves his previous attemp by 57.75 seconds.

There is a run with Knuckles in Sonic the hedhehog hack, It replaces Tails with Knuckles and flying with gliding.

There is also the original run of Sonic the Hedgehog done by Aglar in record time without the advantage of spindash and gliding/flying.


Note: An IPS patch for the hack can be downloaded here: https://storage.googleapis.com/google-code-archive-downloads/v2/code.google.com/tasvideos-moviefiles/ips+patcher.zip . It must be patched to REV 00.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Tails in Sonic The Hedgehog (USA) in 14:13.7 by marzojr.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2010-09-19)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 84.66 MB, length: 17:09)
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Submission #2819 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1591 (14:16.43)
Rating: 8.3 (10.5 votes)
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform

This movie has been obsoleted!

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This is a hacked version of Sonic the Hedgehog. The title character is replaced by his sidekick, Miles "Tails" Prower. The levels remain unchanged.

There is more than just an appearance change to this game. Tails' abilities remain intact. If you haven't seen Sonic the Hedgehog completed before, you may wish to do so before seeing what a character with flight and a spindash can accomplish.

There is also a run for a Knuckles hack of Sonic the Hedgehog, done by JXQ. It replaces Tails with Knuckles and flying with climbing and gliding.

This run is 2.73 seconds faster than the previous version. The improvements are mostly done in the Green Hill Zone, but also in the Spring Yard Zone.


Note: An IPS patch for the hack can be downloaded here: http://tasvideos-moviefiles.googlecode.com/files/ips%2Bpatcher.zip . It must be patched to REV 00.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Tails in Sonic The Hedgehog (USA) in 14:29.3 by marzojr.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2009-07-03)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 59.07 MB, length: 17:03)
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Submission #2140 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.2 (42 votes)
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform

This movie has been obsoleted!

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This is a hacked version of Sonic the Hedgehog. The title character is replaced by his sidekick, Miles "Tails" Prower. The levels remain unchanged.

There is more than just an appearance change to this game. Tails' abilities remain intact. If you haven't seen Sonic the Hedgehog completed before, you may wish to do so before seeing what a character with flight and a spindash can accomplish.

There is also a run for a Knuckles hack of Sonic the Hedgehog, done by JXQ. It replaces Tails with Knuckles and flying with climbing and gliding.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Tails in Sonic The Hedgehog (USA) in 14:16.43 by marzojr.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2010-08-04)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 87.61 MB, length: 17:11)
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Submission #2756 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.6 (7.5 votes)
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform

This movie has been obsoleted!

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This is a hacked version of Sonic the Hedgehog. The title character is replaced by his sidekick, Miles "Tails" Prower. The levels remain unchanged.

There is more than just an appearance change to this game. Tails' abilities remain intact. If you haven't seen Sonic the Hedgehog completed before, you may wish to do so before seeing what a character with flight and a spindash can accomplish.

There is also a run for a Knuckles hack of Sonic the Hedgehog, done by JXQ. It replaces Tails with Knuckles and flying with climbing and gliding.

This run is 12.87 seconds faster than the previous version thanks to some new tricks from the latest run of the original game.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]SegaCD Sonic the Hedgehog CD (JPN/USA) in 17:04.27 by marzojr.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2015-02-24)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 82.24 MB, length: 21:30)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 93.33 MB, length: 21:30)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 81.98 MB, length: 21:30)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 92.9 MB, length: 21:30)
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Submission #4537 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1188 (17:27.65)
Rating: 8.1 (10.5 votes)
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Sonic the Hedgehog CD was developed to showcase a new Genesis/Mega Drive peripheral, the Sega CD.

The game is markedly different than other Sonic games; aside from "improved" graphics and sounds, each level has 2 to 4 alternate versions that correspond to different time periods. Sonic can move between them to affect the gameplay and ending.

This run is 31.53 seconds faster in in-game time than nitsuja's run thanks to various optimization and minor route changes. For more information on the improvements, please read the author's submission notes.

There are two sets of encode files, the first recorded with the American region music and the second with the Japanese region music.

There is also a run of Sonic the Hedgehog Megamix played as Sonic on his SegaCD version.

We also have movies in Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Sonic 3 & Knuckles.

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: Stars]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (any) "ring attack, newgame+" by Evil_3D, TheYogWog & kaan55 in 1:26:11.12 (2019-12-23)
Added [Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog (any,r1) by Aglar in 14:13.87 (2017-12-10)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Console-verified]Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog (any,r1) by Tee-N-Tee in 14:25.23 (2014-07-03)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog (World, r1) by Tee-N-Tee in 14:28.6 (2013-07-02)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog (any,r1) by Aglar & marzojr in 15:04.43 (2012-01-14)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog (any,r1) by FuzZerd, Upthorn and Carretero in 15:51.73 (2009-11-26)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog (any,r1) by Upthorn, JXQ & Carretero in 16:18.2 (2008-02-19)
- - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Console-verified]Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog (any r0) by Upthorn & JXQ in 18:07.63 (2007-02-15)
- - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog (any) by JXQ in 18:17.48 (2007-01-29)
- - - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog (any) by JXQ in 18:28.25 (2005-12-11)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (any) "Knuckles, 100%" by joojamoi & Evil_3D in 44:27.74 (2017-09-21)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (World) "Knuckles, 100%" by Evil_3D in 44:57.97 (2017-06-12)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (World) "Knuckles, 100%" by Upthorn in 45:28.6 (2007-01-26)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (World) "Knuckles" by Evil_3D, WST & Marzojr in 22:07.68 (2017-06-13)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic & Knuckles (World) "Knuckles" by WST, feeuzz & Qwerty in 11:32.46 (2013-12-13)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic & Knuckles (USA) "Knuckles" by Qwerty in 11:57.29 (2013-11-24)
Added [Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]SegaCD Sonic the Hedgehog CD (JPN/USA) by marzojr in 17:04.27 (2015-02-24)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SegaCD Sonic the Hedgehog CD (JPN/USA) by nitsuja in 17:27.65 (2008-08-30)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SegaCD Sonic the Hedgehog CD (JPN/USA) by nitsuja & Upthorn in 18:04.75 (2008-07-26)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic 3 & Amy Rose (any) by WST & marzojr in 29:27.58 (2014-12-25)
Added [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (any) "newgame+" by marzojr & Aglar in 27:31.29 (2014-12-18)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (World) "newgame+" by marzojr in 31:16.15 (2010-09-11)
Added [Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers][Notable improvement][Fastest Completion]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (any) by Aglar & marzojr in 26:53.06 (2014-12-17)
- obsoletes [Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (World) by nitsuja, Upthorn & marzojr in 29:51.2 (2010-10-23)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (any) by nitsuja, Upthorn & marzojr in 32:05.52 (2010-08-07)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (any) by nitsuja, Upthorn & marzojr in 32:19.38 (2009-11-26)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (any) by nitsuja & Upthorn in 33:05.78 (2008-05-19)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (any) by nitsuja in 34:22.02 (2007-04-08)
- - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (any) by nitsuja in 35:19.62 (2006-11-03)
- - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (World) by SprintGod in 45:55.82 (2005-05-05)
- - - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (any) by SprintGod in 49:31.67 (2004-08-09)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (World) "Knuckles, ring attack" by TheYogWog in 1:14:55.9 (2014-05-12)
Added [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]Genesis Knuckles in Sonic the Hedgehog (any v1.1) by marzojr & WST in 13:05.29 (2014-02-02)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Knuckles in Sonic the Hedgehog (Revision 01) by JXQ in 14:44.95 (2007-02-15)
Added [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]Genesis Tails in Sonic The Hedgehog (USA,r0) by marzojr in 13:21.87 (2014-01-16)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Tails in Sonic The Hedgehog (USA) by marzojr in 14:13.7 (2010-09-19)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Tails in Sonic The Hedgehog (USA) by marzojr in 14:16.43 (2010-08-04)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Tails in Sonic The Hedgehog (USA) by marzojr in 14:29.3 (2009-07-03)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (World) "Tails" by Aglar & marzojr in 30:12.52 (2013-10-18)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog (World,r1) "no zips" by Aglar in 17:36.58 (2011-12-19)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (World) "Sonic, 100%" by marzojr in 55:48.8 (2009-11-09)

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