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Total movies: 12


[Tier: Vault]A2600 Riddle of the Sphinx (USA) in 01:37.41 by Samsara.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2015-08-04)
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Submission #4767 — Author's comments
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Rating: 3.2 (11.5 votes)
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Adventure
As the Pharaoh's Son, it is up to the Prince to lift the curse of Anubis, God of the Dead, by reaching the Temple of Ra and solving the riddle of the Sphinx. Armed with a sling and some rocks, the Prince journeys across Egypt, trading with nomads, digging for treasures, and calling upon the goddess Isis for counsel and healing.

This run by Samsara uses the Sceptre to move faster, and carefully manipulates nomads, Isis, and the Sphinx to finish the game in the fastest time possible.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Earnest Evans (USA) in 07:36.54 by Samsara.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2015-12-09)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 47.11 MB, length: 10:18)
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Submission #4924 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1239 (07:51.48)
Rating: 7.7 (5 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
Earnest Evans is an Indiana Jones-esque treasure hunter who has to go through various levels and settings and battle hordes of monsters and bosses.

Samsara knocks off another 14.94 seconds from the previously published movie, thanks to new tricks and better optimization.


[Tier: Stars]Genesis Gunstar Heroes (USA) in 31:00.33 by Samsara.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2016-12-05)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 410.60 MB, length: 35:11)
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Submission #5297 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #945 (35:28.92)
Rating: 8.3 (10 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- 2 Players
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter
Award - Sega TAS of 2016
Gunstar Heroes (1993) is widely considered to be one of the best action games on the Sega Genesis, but, ironically, was commercially unsuccessful due to poor promotion. It features a variety of melee attacks, as well as 4 basic weapons which can be combined in pairs (making a total of 14 combinations) — all densely packed in a swift and explosion-heavy gameplay spanning over seven uniquely designed stages. The author takes special care to showcase all the moves the game is capable of, using every possible attack and having lots of fun playing around in autoscrolling sections.

This movie is a little under 4 and a half minutes faster than the previous one due to more aggressive boss fights and a new movement technique. See the author's comments for more details.

The encodes for this movie are also slightly larger than usual — this is due to an amount of colors and on-screen motion even the best codecs have problems coping with.


[Tier: Moons]NES Moon Crystal (JPN) in 08:35.12 by Samsara.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2012-12-31)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 20.41 MB, length: 11:30)
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Submission #3795 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #989 (08:39.82)
Rating: 6.7 (6 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform

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Moon Crystal (ムーンクリスタル), a platformer only released in Japan, follows a boy through his quest to save his family. The mechanics of the game are slightly reminiscent of Ninja Gaiden and Prince of Persia, with rather detailed animation.

This is 231-frame improvement to the precessor movie using better lag optimization and better use of death to save time.


[Tier: Moons]NES Splatterhouse: Wanpaku Graffiti (JPN) "best ending" in 19:11.24 by Samsara.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2015-08-07)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 49.96 MB, length: 23:07)
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Submission #4762 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.2 (6 votes)
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- Best ending
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Splatterhouse: Wanpaku Graffiti (スプラッターハウス わんぱくグラフィティ) is the second game to be released in the Splatterhouse series. Unlike the other games in the series, it's more comical, with several references to popular horror movies and a more cartoonish art style.

In this run, Samsara goes through the game's two secret areas to get an extended ending.


[Tier: Vault]NES Wayne's World (USA) in 05:38.86 by Samsara.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2014-03-21)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 9.09 MB, length: 05:50)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 11.34 MB, length: 05:50)
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Submission #4217 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #2535 (05:56.56)
Rating: 4.3 (4 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform

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In this game loosely based on the movie of the same name, Wayne and Garth are trying to stop Benjamin Kane from buying out their show and taking Cassandra for himself. This excellent quest will take them through five areas full of living instruments, nasty ninjas and aggressive appliances trying to stop them.

In this run, Samsara plays through the game as fast as possible, utilizing Garth's laser gun and Wayne's spinning high jump in their respective levels to win in only five and a half minutes. In doing so, he beats the previous run by 17.70 seconds through a new route through one of the levels and some new tricks with Garth.


[Tier: Moons]PCE Splatterhouse in 12:15.72 by Samsara.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2015-10-19)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 42.73 MB, length: 15:20)
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Submission #4877 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.8 (12 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
Splatterhouse is the first game in the series, but only the second game to appear on a home console (after Splatterhouse: Wanpaku Graffiti on the Famicom), which was later continued on the Sega Genesis.

Rick and his girlfriend Jennifer enter West Mansion (known as Splatterhouse) to study Dr. West's parapsychology teachings for a school project. After a flash of lightning and a scream, Jennifer is gone, and Rick is left wearing the Terror Mask, which gives the wearer great strength.

Samsara slides for the most part through the demonic enemy forces in 12 minutes and 15.72 seconds.


NOTE: The downloadable encodes feature two video streams. The first (default) stream shows the Japanese version, whereas the second one shows the American version, which had all religious references removed and the colour of the mask changed to red (and its form changed).

Likewise, there are two YouTube streams available: The first stream features the Japanese version, while the second one features the American version.


[Tier: Moons]PSX Umihara Kawase Shun (JPN) in 02:21.94 by Samsara.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2015-09-05)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 18.97 MB, length: 05:46)
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Submission #4820 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1518 (02:10.23)
Rating: 8.3 (4.5 votes)
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Puzzle

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Umihara Kawase Shun (1997) is the little known sequel to the little known Umihara Kawase for the SNES. The game adheres to the same exact formula: a little schoolgirl uses her trusty rubber wire physics simulating engine fishing rod to escape another trippy world of mutated fish. (Oh, the kids these days!)

While this movie by Samsara seems slower than the previous TAS, it is in fact faster by 516 frames in in-game time.


[Tier: Moons]PSX Umihara Kawase Shun (JPN) in 02:18.75 by Samsara.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2015-09-24)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 14.99 MB, length: 05:41)
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Submission #4846 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #2945 (02:21.94)
Rating: 7.7 (12 votes)
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Puzzle
Umihara Kawase Shun (1997) is the little known sequel to the little known Umihara Kawase for the SNES. The game adheres to the same exact formula: a little schoolgirl uses her trusty rubber wire physics simulating engine fishing rod to escape another trippy world of mutated fish. (Oh, the kids these days!)

Samsara improves the previous publication by 3.19 seconds, thanks to even further optimization.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Majyuuou (JPN) "best ending" in 16:13.4 by Samsara.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2016-08-24)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 47.99 MB, length: 18:34)
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Submission #5192 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.0 (5 votes)
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- 100% completion
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
Abel's daughter has been kidnapped by his former friend, Bayer. Bayer has sold his soul to the devil, and sacrificed Abel's wife, in an attempt to resurrect the King of Demons. With no other choice, Abel vows to save his daughter, no matter what the cost - even if it is his own humanity...

Majyuuou is a side-scrolling platformer for the Super Nintendo, taking influences from Castlevania and Contra. You play as Abel, intent on rescuing his daughter from the depths of Hell. As you defeat certain bosses, they will drop large, color changing gems. Pick up the gem, and you'll transform into either a red Harpy, a blue Dragon, or a green Lizard, depending on what color it is when you pick it up. Each demon type has its own special attacks.

This run aims for the game's True Ending, which requires unlocking and using the Black form in Stage 6. To unlock the Black form, you need to use a unique form for every stage before Stage 6. Any combination of Red, Green and Blue will do, as long as you use all three of them.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Run Saber (USA) in 13:05.27 by Samsara.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2015-08-03)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 58.88 MB, length: 15:37)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 85.92 MB, length: 15:37)
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Submission #4780 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1793 (13:38.48)
Rating: 7.7 (10 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- One player in a multiplayer game
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
This game is practically a mix of Contra and Strider. As always, aliens have taken over Earth, and only genetically enhanced humans can stop them.

This run by Samsara beats the previous movie by over half a minute with improvements in every level.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Run Saber (USA) in 13:38.48 by Samsara.
snes9x movie (.smv) (date: 2011-05-04)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 58.06 MB, length: 16:09)
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Submission #3119 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1141 (14:54.5)
Rating: 6.2 (11.5 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- One player in a multiplayer game
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform

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This game is practically a mix of Contra and Strider. As always, aliens have taken over Earth, and only genetically enhanced humans can stop them.

This movie is 1 minute and 17 seconds faster than the previous movie.

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 Gunstar Heroes (USA) by Samsara in 31:00.33 (2016-12-05)
- obsoletes [Tier: Stars][Has commentary]Genesis Gunstar Heroes (USA) by arkiandruski in 35:28.92 (2007-08-18)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Gunstar Heroes (USA) by Jackic in 32:59.0 (2004-07-20)
Added [Tier: Moons]SNES Majyuuou (JPN) "best ending" by Samsara in 16:13.4 (2016-08-24)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Earnest Evans (USA) by Samsara in 07:36.54 (2015-12-09)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Earnest Evans (USA) by adelikat in 07:51.48 (2008-12-26)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]Genesis Earnest Evans (USA) by Ouzo in 08:55.98 (2006-12-13)
Added [Tier: Moons]PCE Splatterhouse (any) by Samsara in 12:15.72 (2015-10-19)
Added [Tier: Moons]PSX Umihara Kawase Shun (JPN) by Samsara in 02:18.75 (2015-09-24)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]PSX Umihara Kawase Shun (JPN) by Samsara in 02:21.94 (2015-09-05)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]PSX Umihara Kawase Shun (JPN) by Mukki in 02:10.23 (2010-05-12)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Splatterhouse: Wanpaku Graffiti (JPN) "best ending" by Samsara in 19:11.24 (2015-08-07)
Added [Tier: Vault]A2600 Riddle of the Sphinx (USA) by Samsara in 01:37.41 (2015-08-04)
Added [Tier: Moons]SNES Run Saber (USA) by Samsara in 13:05.27 (2015-08-03)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Run Saber (USA) by Samsara in 13:38.48 (2011-05-04)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]SNES Run Saber (USA) by Solon in 14:54.5 (2008-07-07)
Added [Tier: Vault]NES Wayne's World (USA) by Dooty in 05:29.99 (2014-04-05)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Wayne's World (USA) by Samsara in 05:38.86 (2014-03-21)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Wayne's World (USA) by Cooljay in 05:56.56 (2014-02-13)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Moon Crystal (JPN) by Hotarubi in 08:19.05 (2013-06-04)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Moon Crystal (JPN) by Samsara in 08:35.12 (2012-12-31)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Moon Crystal (JPN) by JXQ in 08:39.82 (2007-11-10)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Moon Crystal (JPN) by JXQ in 08:43.62 (2006-08-20)
Added [Tier: Vault]NES Splatterhouse: Wanpaku Graffiti (JPN) by Diman in 16:56.97 (2006-12-15)


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