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Total movies: 13


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Phantasy Star IV (USA) in 1:35:58.8 by janus.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2009-12-21)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 260.37 MB, length: 1:49:23)
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Submission #2467 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.7 (7 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG

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In this final instalment of the famous Phantasy Star saga, our protagonist, while out on a routine assignment, uncovers evidence pointing to a sinister threat to the entire solar system; one thing leads to another and he and the rest of his party eventually find themselves fighting the root of all evil. Such a quest would normally take at least ten hours, but with copious amounts of luck manipulation, it can be reduced to just over an hour and a half.

[Tier: Moons]Genesis Phantasy Star IV (USA) "all sidequests" in 1:55:11.7 by janus.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2013-02-04)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 316.55 MB, length: 2:08:17)
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Submission #3834 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.0 (4 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Uses death to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
In this final installment of the famous Phantasy Star series, the protagonist, while out on a routine assignment, uncovers evidence pointing to a sinister threat to the entire solar system. One thing leads to another and he and the rest of his party eventually find themselves fighting the root of all evil.

Even if killing the root of all evil would end everyone's problems, the team decides to take a few side jobs. As a result, they become even stronger and do things that would be impossible in a regular speedrun.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Phantasy Star IV (USA) in 1:26:34.35 by janus.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2013-10-30)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 251.77 MB, length: 1:39:42)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 283.63 MB, length: 1:39:42)
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Submission #4096 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1959 (1:28:15.97)
Rating: 7.4 (5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
In this final installment of the famous Phantasy Star series, the protagonist, while out on a routine assignment, uncovers evidence pointing to a sinister threat to the entire solar system. One thing leads to another and he and the rest of his party eventually find themselves fighting the root of all evil. Such a quest would normally take at least ten hours, but with copious amounts of luck manipulation, it can be reduced to just under an hour and a half.

This is an improvement of about 1 minute and 48 seconds over the previous version by the same author.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Phantasy Star IV (USA) in 1:28:15.97 by janus.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2012-01-29)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 246.97 MB, length: 1:42:11)
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Submission #3403 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1488 (1:28:43.4)
Rating: 7.7 (4.5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG

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In this final installment of the famous Phantasy Star series, the protagonist, while out on a routine assignment, uncovers evidence pointing to a sinister threat to the entire solar system. One thing leads to another and he and the rest of his party eventually find themselves fighting the root of all evil. Such a quest would normally take at least ten hours, but with copious amounts of luck manipulation, it can be reduced to just under an hour and a half.

This is a small improvement of around 30 seconds over the previous version by the same author.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Phantasy Star IV (USA) "Blast from the Past" in 1:59:19.4 by janus.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2013-03-07)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 333.13 MB, length: 2:12:29)
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Submission #3560 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.5 (4.5 votes)
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- 100% completion
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
In this final installment of the famous Phantasy Star series, the protagonist, while out on a routine assignment, uncovers evidence pointing to a sinister threat to the entire solar system. One thing leads to another and he and the rest of his party eventually find themselves fighting the root of all evil.

No reason to rush things though, right? In addition to completing all sidequests, the author also uncovers every single reference to Phantasy Star I and II in the game. An exhaustive list of these is found in the author's comments.


[Tier: Vault][Has commentary]Genesis Phantasy Star IV (USA) in 1:28:43.4 by janus.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2010-03-14)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 260.46 MB, length: 1:41:53)
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Submission #2572 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1420 (1:35:58.8)
Rating: 6.3 (7 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG

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In this final installment of the famous Phantasy Star saga, our protagonist, while out on a routine assignment, uncovers evidence pointing to a sinister threat to the entire solar system. One thing leads to another and he and the rest of his party eventually find themselves fighting the root of all evil. Such a quest would normally take at least ten hours, but with copious amounts of luck manipulation, it can be reduced to just under an hour and a half.

This is an improvement of 7 minutes and 15 seconds over the previously published run. A large part of this improvement is due to a new strategy involving a rollover glitch which boosts Chaz's strength. This glitch requires Chaz to have a low level, so Janus gets Chaz killed in many battles to avoid leveling him up.


As a bonus, FreshFeeling has provided an audio commentary which explains many of the strategies and provides some interesting trivia.

[Tier: Vault]PSX Breath of Fire III (USA) "best ending" in 7:45:01.17 by janus.
PCSX movie (.pxm) (date: 2011-05-15)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 810.45 MB, length: 7:51:48)
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Submission #3117 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.2 (13 votes)
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- Best ending
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
The Brood, an ancient race of dragons, is all but extinct. Their power was so strong that they had to be killed. A (as Ryu is named in this run), the last one of the Brood, is awakened after 400 years and decides he wants to know more about his people.

Well aware of his fearful power, A uses it until he becomes strong enough to rely on his physical power, after which he manipulates luck to an indecent extent, using frame-by-frame advancing to pulverize his foes and even the final boss. It may be a little anti-climactic, but it's much quicker this way.

This is currently the second longest published movie (only Final Fantasy VIII is longer). You might want to take your morning and your afternoon to watch this.


[Tier: Vault]SNES Breath of Fire (USA) "best ending" in 4:14:52.2 by janus.
snes9x movie (.smv) (date: 2010-12-23)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 515.94 MB, length: 4:22:00)
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Submission #2930 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.2 (10 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Best ending
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Breath of Fire was Capcom's first traditional RPG. It follows a boy named Ryu, one of the last surviving members of an ancient race with the ability to transform into mighty dragons, as he searches the world for his sister. Along the way, Ryu meets other warriors who share his quest and comes into conflict with the Dark Dragon Clan, a militaristic empire who seeks to take over the world by reviving a mad goddess.

Using a whole lot of planning and luck manipulation, janus completes this long game in just under four and a quarter hours.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Breath of Fire II (USA) in 4:55:16.22 by janus.
snes9x movie (.smv) (date: 2009-11-05)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 573.43 MB, length: 4:55:16)
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Submission #2415 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.0 (8 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Best ending
- Uses death to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG

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In this epic RPG, you have to fight an evil religion that tries to take over the world.

Janus, the author, has completed the longest TAS to date, clocking in a little under 5 hours. Set aside an afternoon.


[Tier: Vault][Has commentary]SNES Breath of Fire II (USA) in 4:53:48.98 by janus.
snes9x movie (.smv) (date: 2009-12-20)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 561.46 MB, length: 5:04:03)
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Submission #2488 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1377 (4:55:16.22)
Rating: 5.6 (7 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Best ending
- Uses death to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG

This movie has been obsoleted!

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In this epic RPG, you have to fight an evil religion that tries to take over the world.

While this revision is almost three minutes shorter than the author's previous effort, this TAS remains the longest published movie to date, clocking in a little under 5 hours. Set aside an afternoon.


Funnyhair and Comicalflop have provided a commentary for the movie. It might make the movie more entertaining. The longest commentary so far!

[Tier: Vault]SNES Breath of Fire II (USA) "best ending" in 4:48:14.85 by janus.
snes9x movie (.smv) (date: 2010-08-04)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 590.27 MB, length: 5:01:32)
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Submission #2762 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1418 (4:53:48.98)
Rating: 5.6 (11 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Best ending
- Uses death to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
In this epic RPG, you have to fight an evil religion that tries to take over the world.

While this revision is five and a half minutes shorter than the author's previous effort, this TAS is the fifth longest published movie to date (here are the fourth longest, the third longest, the second longest and longest), clocking in a little under 5 hours. Set aside an afternoon.


[Tier: Vault]SNES Paladin's Quest (USA) in 2:29:25.07 by janus.
snes9x movie (.smv) (date: 2010-07-06)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 318.44 MB, length: 2:34:08)
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Submission #2703 — Author's comments
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Rating: 5.1 (7 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG

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Our young hero Chezni, on a bet, enters and explores a forbidden tower and manages to activate an ancient machine deactivated 10,000 years ago. Naturally, he spends the next two and a half hours trying to figure out how to turn it off again.

[Tier: Vault][Notable improvement]SNES Paladin's Quest (USA) in 2:05:04.71 by janus.
snes9x movie (.smv) (date: 2013-11-30)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 263.82 MB, length: 2:09:59)
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Submission #4115 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1563 (2:29:25.07)
Rating: 6.5 (4 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Our young hero Chezni, on a bet, enters and explores a forbidden tower and manages to activate an ancient machine deactivated 10,000 years ago. Naturally, he spends the next two and a half hours trying to figure out how to turn it off again.

This RPG is unusual because the player's health is used to cast magic spells, so there is no separate "MP" stat in this game. Rather than having a list of spells you learn, you instead gain the skills of several spirits; each spirit has its own spell, or you can combine two spirits to make a different spell. (In this run, you'll mostly see Chezni use the Fire Spirit, especially since repeated use of a spirit makes its magic stronger.) You can also recruit mercenaries to join your party at different points in the game, similar to The 7th Saga.

The author, janus completes this game an amazing 24 minutes faster than the previous run, largely due to massive use of AtkBack which makes enemies take a fraction of the damage that they inflict on the player. With this spell, the end bosses basically beat themselves up! There is also much more manipulation to minimize the number of random encounters. See the submission comments for more details.

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