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[Tier: Moons]MSX Arsene Lupin the 3rd: Babiron no Ougon Densetsu (JPN) in 04:49.66 by scrimpeh.
openMSX replay (.omr) (date: 2015-01-24)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 7.20 MB, length: 05:58)
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Rating: 6.0 (5.5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Arsene Lupin the IIIrd - Babiron no Ougon Densetsu (ルパン三世 バビロンの黄金伝説) is a game based on the animated movie released in 1988 by Toho. You control Arsene Lupin through 7 stages to help a mysterious space woman get her golden space ship.

scrimpeh runs (or rather, jumps) through this fairly short game in 4 minutes and 49.66 seconds.


[Tier: Vault]MSX Arsene Lupin the 3rd and the Castle of Cagliostro (JPN) in 07:15.86 by scrimpeh.
openMSX replay (.omr) (date: 2012-11-20)
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Submission #3350 — Author's comments
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Rating: 4.6 (8 votes)
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- Genre: Platform
Arsene Lupin the 3rd and the Castle of Cagliostro features a plot of hero saving his girlfriend from some evil forces...

The hero seems to have a sword sharp enough to apparently cut through solid wall to hit targets on the other side plus ability to fall through floors...


[Tier: Moons]MSX Contra (JPN) in 10:21.37 by scrimpeh.
openMSX replay (.omr) (date: 2011-03-12)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 9.12 MB, length: 11:25)
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Submission #3030 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.2 (17 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter
Of the many Contra ports, the MSX version perhaps differs most notably in that taking damage is not instantly fatal. There's also significantly less horizontal scrolling due to the limitations of the system.

[Tier: Vault]MSX Invasion of the Zombie Monsters in 04:15.31 by scrimpeh.
openMSX replay (.omr) (date: 2011-11-27)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 4.52 MB, length: 06:39)
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Submission #3379 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1771 (04:53.21)
Rating: 6.0 (8.5 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Invasion of the Zombie Monsters is a B-Movie style platformer for MSX. You take control of Ned, a geek trying to save his girlfriend from a giant demon terrorizing the city. This game was designed to be a throwback to games like Legend of Hero Tonma and Ghouls 'n Ghosts.

This is an improvement of 37.88 seconds over the previous run, courtesy of better boss fights and other general optimizations.


[Tier: Moons]MSX The Cure in 08:40.85 by scrimpeh.
openMSX replay (.omr) (date: 2014-01-23)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 10.04 MB, length: 09:40)
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Submission #4164 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.1 (7 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
Every one hundred years, the forces of evil mysteriously start to weaken. Though some of these evil creatures band together to counteract this weakness, many of them are still slaughtered by the forces of good. But one day, One, the most evil one, found a way to break this curse and grow only stronger and stronger. Sensing the presence of a cure within the blood of a young woman, he pulled her into the darkness...right before our hero's eyes! Filled with anger, he grabbed his mystical whip and followed One through the night until finding himself at the base of One's fearsome castle. What evil awaits him there? Will he save the girl in time?

The goal in each level of this MSX homebrew game is to find the cleverly hidden white key and use it to open the door to the next level. There are also items that can be picked up along the way to help our hero in his quest.

In this run, scrimpeh manipulates enemy movement and utilizes damage boosts and invincibility frames to beat the game in under 9 minutes.

For another MSX game with very similar gameplay, see the run of Vampire Killer done by the same author.


[Tier: Vault]MSX Vampire Killer (JPN) in 17:32.07 by scrimpeh.
openMSX replay (.omr) (date: 2011-01-02)
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Submission #2958 — Author's comments
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Rating: 5.8 (9 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Platform

This movie has been obsoleted!

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As you can see here, the original Castlevania wasn't only on the NES, but also on the MSX computer. scrimpeh did on the MSX Castlevania what Phil Côté & Morrison did on the NES Castlevania.

This version is different in some important ways. For instance, you must collect a white key in each stage to advance to the next stage. The chain whip is lost after each boss battle. Some subweapons can be bought from sitting bystanders in white or red clothes.


Note: To play the OMR file, you'll need to use the Panasonic FS-A1WSX bios and openMSX 0.8.0.dev-11840.

[Tier: Moons]MSX Vampire Killer (JPN) in 15:47.75 by scrimpeh.
openMSX replay (.omr) (date: 2013-08-20)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 22.35 MB, length: 17:37)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 22.71 MB, length: 17:37)
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Submission #4049 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1797 (17:02.65)
Rating: 7.0 (9.5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Platform
As you can see here, the original Castlevania wasn't only on the NES, but also on the MSX computer. Author scrimpeh did on the MSX Castlevania what Phil Côté & Morrison did on the NES Castlevania.

This version is different in some important ways. Some new gameplay elements include the requirement to collect a white key in each stage in order to advance, the removal of the chain whip after each boss battle, and the ability to buy subweapons from sitting bystanders in white or red clothes.

This is an improvement of 1:14.89 over the previous run thanks to a few new time-saving tricks.


Note: To play the OMR file, you'll need to have openMSX 0.8.2 / 0.9.0 with the Panasonic FS-A1WSX BIOS installed.

[Tier: Moons]MSX Vampire Killer (JPN) in 17:02.65 by scrimpeh.
openMSX replay (.omr) (date: 2011-05-05)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 20.72 MB, length: 18:53)
WebM file via BitTorrent (size: 23.18 MB, length: 18:53)
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Submission #3126 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1711 (17:32.07)
Rating: 6.7 (9 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Platform

This movie has been obsoleted!

Click here to see the movie that obsoleted it.
As you can see here, the original Castlevania wasn't only on the NES, but also on the MSX computer. scrimpeh did on the MSX Castlevania what Phil Côté & Morrison did on the NES Castlevania.

This version is different in some important ways. For instance, you must collect a white key in each stage to advance to the next stage. The chain whip is lost after each boss battle. Some subweapons can be bought from sitting bystanders in white or red clothes.

This is an improvement of 29.03 over the original run thanks to a few new time-saving tricks.


Note: To play the OMR file, you'll need to have the Panasonic FS-A1WSX bios installed and openMSX 0.8.1.dev-12131 (or official 0.8.1).

In addition to the normal encode, an experimental WebM encode is available for download. Feedback would be appreciated.


[Tier: Moons]NES Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (JPN) "Grant path" in 28:35.19 by scrimpeh.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2012-03-04)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 42.67 MB, length: 31:31)
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Submission #3475 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #762 (28:57.55)
Rating: 7.3 (12.5 votes)
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- Uses a suboptimal character
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (originally known as 悪魔城伝説 or Akumajō Densetsu, meaning "Legend of the Demon Castle") is the story of Trevor Belmont's battle against Dracula from the times before Simon's battle in Castlevania. In this complex and difficult game, there are three playable allies whom Trevor can recruit: Alucard (Dracula's son), Grant DaNasty (a pirate captain), and Sypha Belnades (a mystic warlord).

This game has a technically high-quality soundtrack because it uses a VRC6 sound chip that works in the Japanese Famicom but not in the NES. Thus, the movie was made with the Japanese version of the game instead of the USA version.

This movie takes the path that recruits Grant. It is about 22 seconds faster than the previous version. Improvements come from more optimization, better heart management, and new tricks like manipulating moving platforms and entering walls. There is also a Sypha path movie and an Alucard path movie.


[Tier: Moons]NES Frankenstein: The Monster Returns (USA) in 09:39.48 by scrimpeh.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2015-06-26)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 17.92 MB, length: 11:37)
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Submission #4716 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.1 (5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
Frankenstein: The Monster Returns is a NES game released by Bandai in 1990. The evil monster Frankenstein has risen from the grave and kidnapped the girl Emily. Our hero is out to save her and defeat the evil monster once and for all.

This TAS completes the game as fast as possible using several glitches like boss skips. Check out the author's commentary for more details.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]NES Super Bat Puncher (Demo) in 09:53.34 by scrimpeh.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2018-06-08)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 13.40 MB, length: 10:52)
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Submission #5982 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.2 (3 votes)
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- 2 Players
- Genre: Platform
This is Super Bat Puncher. You take control of Captain Roast of the Bat Excommunication and Eradication Force (or BEEF), who travels to Planet BAT to punch some bats. You get a boxing glove for that which can also be used to boost yourself off of walls, inviting various speed tricks. You also get a little bird companion called Sir Loin who can be controlled by the second player. He's used occasionally in order to manipulate bats or kill out of the way enemies. Further details are outlined in the author's comments.

Super Bat Puncher is a homebrew game for the NES by Morphcat, with music composed by Dave Harris. This TAS aims to complete two loops of the demo version of the game, using a bonus item that can only be obtained after the game has been completed once.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]PSX Castlevania Chronicles (USA) in 24:58.72 by scrimpeh.
PSXjin movie (.pjm) (date: 2014-07-09)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 78.56 MB, length: 27:47)
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Submission #4351 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.6 (8.5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
Castlevania Chronicles is a PSX remake of the Japan-only X68000 game Akumajō Dracula (悪魔城ドラキュラ), which is a remake of the first Castlevania. In this game, Simon Belmont is out to defeat the evil Count Dracula.

In this run, the author uses Arrange Mode, as it's more suitable for taking damage to save time (Simon loses less HP when getting hit than in Original Mode). He also abuses a trick that allows him to use a subweapon with a shorter attack animation (jumping and whipping before attacking with the subweapon).

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][Fastest Completion]NES Super Bat Puncher (Demo) by scrimpeh in 09:53.34 (2018-06-08)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (JPN) "Sypha path" by zggzdydp in 26:31.88 (2017-04-02)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (JPN) "Sypha path" by Samhain-Grim in 27:50.57 (2007-01-04)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (JPN) "Sypha path" by Phil in 28:32.15 (2004-04-06)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (JPN) "Alucard path" by zggzdydp in 24:47.73 (2017-03-30)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (JPN) "Alucard path" by Samhain-Grim in 25:17.73 (2007-01-04)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (JPN) "Alucard path" by Genisto in 25:56.92 (2004-04-06)
Added [Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]NES Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (USA) "Grant path, warp glitch" by arandomgameTASer, Samsara & Mothrayas in 15:22.01 (2016-09-23)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Frankenstein: The Monster Returns (USA) by scrimpeh in 09:39.48 (2015-06-26)
Added [Tier: Moons]MSX Arsene Lupin the 3rd: Babiron no Ougon Densetsu (JPN) by scrimpeh in 04:49.66 (2015-01-24)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (USA) "Trevor, Sunken City path" by Fortranm in 30:19.64 (2014-12-29)
Added [Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]PSX Castlevania Chronicles (USA) by scrimpeh in 24:58.72 (2014-07-09)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]PSX Castlevania Chronicles (USA) by zggzdydp in 26:28.38 (2011-06-27)
Added [Tier: Moons]MSX The Cure (any) by scrimpeh in 08:40.85 (2014-01-23)
Added [Tier: Moons]MSX Vampire Killer (JPN) by scrimpeh in 15:47.75 (2013-08-20)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]MSX Vampire Killer (JPN) by scrimpeh in 17:02.65 (2011-05-05)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]MSX Vampire Killer (JPN) by scrimpeh in 17:32.07 (2011-01-02)
Added [Tier: Vault]MSX Arsene Lupin the 3rd and the Castle of Cagliostro (JPN) by scrimpeh in 07:15.86 (2012-11-20)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (JPN) "Grant path" by scrimpeh in 28:35.19 (2012-03-04)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (JPN) "Grant path" by Samhain-Grim in 28:57.55 (2007-01-04)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (JPN) "Grant path" by Samhain-Grim in 30:56.7 (2006-11-12)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (JPN) "Grant path" by Samhain-Grim in 31:25.45 (2006-08-18)
Added [Tier: Vault]MSX Invasion of the Zombie Monsters (any) by scrimpeh in 04:15.31 (2011-11-27)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]MSX Invasion of the Zombie Monsters (World) by nitrogenesis in 04:53.21 (2011-04-02)
Added [Tier: Moons]MSX Contra (JPN) by scrimpeh in 10:21.37 (2011-03-12)


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