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Total movies: 13


[Tier: Moons]DS Metal Slug 7 (USA) "Marco" in 23:10.7 by mtvf1.
DeSmuME movie (.dsm) (date: 2011-11-20)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 118.37 MB, length: 25:33)
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Submission #3309 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.7 (10 votes)
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- Forgoes time-saving death
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Shooter

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The classic Metal Slug series comes to DS with Metal Slug 7. Although there is only one player this time, this version is notable for allowing the player to keep two weapons and switch freely between them.

The author, mtvf1, completes this game without deaths in a mere 23 minutes and 11 seconds, using Marco.

There is also a version that uses Eri and Tarma. Deaths and continues are used in that version, which is also the only way to switch characters in this game.

You may also check out other Metal Slug runs such as Metal Slug, Metal Slug X, Metal Slug 3, Metal Slug 4 and Metal Slug Advance.


[Tier: Moons]DS Metal Slug 7 (USA) in 20:09.56 by mtvf1.
DeSmuME movie (.dsm) (date: 2015-09-01)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 109.07 MB, length: 22:28)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 108.96 MB, length: 22:28)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 103.02 MB, length: 22:28)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 103.51 MB, length: 22:28)
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Submission #4804 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.5 (7 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
The classic Metal Slug series comes to the DS with Metal Slug 7. Although there is only one player this time, this version is notable for allowing the player to keep two weapons and switch freely between them. Also, each player has a special advantage compared to the others: for instance, Eri can use more grenades, whereas Tarma does more damage while using a Metal Slug.

This run uses Eri and Tarma, just like mtvf1's first Eri/Tarma run. It improves zk547's deathless run by 1:08.09, despite having to use two continues to switch between Eri and Tarma.

Also check out the runs of other Metal Slug games such as Metal Slug, Metal Slug X, Metal Slug 3, Metal Slug 4, Metal Slug 5 and Metal Slug Advance.


Note: The second pair of downloadables and torrents are encodes of only the top screen.

[Tier: Vault]DS Metal Slug 7 (USA) in 21:27.77 by mtvf1.
DeSmuME movie (.dsm) (date: 2012-12-06)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 115.86 MB, length: 23:49)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 124.17 MB, length: 23:49)
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Submission #3310 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.4 (5 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Shooter

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The classic Metal Slug series comes to DS with Metal Slug 7. Although there is only one player this time, this version is notable for allowing the player to keep two weapons and switch freely between them.

This run uses death to switch between Eri and Tarma, and to obtain more grenades. You may also wish to see the run using "Marco" with no deaths.

Also check out other Metal Slug runs such as Metal Slug, Metal Slug X, Metal Slug 3, Metal Slug 4, Metal Slug 5 and Metal Slug Advance.


[Tier: Vault]GBA Mega Man Battle Chip Challenge (USA) "best ending" in 2:41:48.8 by mtvf1.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2012-11-27)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 459.57 MB, length: 2:43:52)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 480.51 MB, length: 2:43:52)
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Submission #3667 — Author's comments
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Rating: 4.9 (8.5 votes)
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- Best ending
- Genre: RPG
- Genre: Strategy
Mega Man Battle Chip Challenge is an offshoot of the Mega Man Battle Network series of Mega Man games. While not the most popular game in the series, it offers many opportunities for TASing, with lots of luck manipulation and route planning.

This run by mtvf1 plays through the game speedily and gets the best ending. See the author's comments for a detailed analysis of some of the strategies and routes used.


[Tier: Vault]GBA Mega Man Battle Network 2 (USA) in 1:38:35.28 by mtvf1.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2013-02-18)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 273.37 MB, length: 1:39:08)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 266.52 MB, length: 1:39:08)
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Submission #3837 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1967 (1:40:14.35)
Rating: 6.7 (6 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: RPG
The Mega Man Battle Network series envisions Mega Man and his friends and enemies as computer programs rather than robots. It also changes gameplay from platformer to RPG, with battle mechanics similar to collectible card games.

In the second game, Lan and Mega Man are fighting a terrorist organization called Gospel, but this TAS divulges little of the plot. The author, mtvf1, races through the game, avoiding unnecessary random battles and precisely manipulating battle chip winnings and order to quickly overcome all foes. He also improves his previous movie by 2:05.93 minutes.

We also have a run for the first game in the series.


[Tier: Vault]GBA Mega Man Battle Network 2 (USA) in 1:40:14.35 by mtvf1.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2012-02-09)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 271.56 MB, length: 1:41:07)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 270.54 MB, length: 1:41:07)
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Submission #3385 — Author's comments
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Rating: 5.5 (3 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: RPG

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The Mega Man Battle Network series envisions Mega Man and his friends and enemies as computer programs rather than robots. It also changes gameplay from platformer to RPG, with battle mechanics similar to collectible card games.

The second game has Lan and Mega Man fighting a terrorist organization called Gospel, but this TAS divulges little of the plot. mtvf1 races through the game, avoiding unnecessary random battles and precisely manipulating battle chip winnings and order to quickly overcome all foes. We also have a run for the first game in the series.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Metal Slug Advance (USA) in 11:13.16 by mtvf1.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2013-02-22)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 32.06 MB, length: 14:30)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 32.65 MB, length: 14:30)
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Submission #3870 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1861 (11:43.2)
Rating: 7.9 (11 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Shooter
Metal Slug Advance is an action shooter game from the popular series Metal Slug. In it, you are a recruit for Peregrine Falcon, training on an unnamed island with limited equipment. All seems to be going as planned, but when General Morden's troops invade the island, capture many of your allies, and attempt to build a base, you must rise to the task of fending off the approaching army.

There are some key differences between Metal Slug Advance and other games of the Metal Slug series. In this game, you have a health meter, so damage boosts can be used to save time. There are also collectable cards which provide bonuses or upgrade the power of certain attacks.

In this run, the author, mtvf1, utilizes Tyra Elson to finish the game in just less than twelve minutes, 33.10 seconds faster than the previous movie by x2poet.

See also the runs of Metal Slug, Metal Slug X, Metal Slug 3, Metal Slug 4, and Metal Slug 7. You can also see a 100% run of Advance that collects all the cards and completes all the stages.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Metal Slug Advance (USA) "100%" in 38:50.38 by mtvf1.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2013-07-23)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 98.45 MB, length: 41:15)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 100.49 MB, length: 41:15)
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Submission #4007 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.0 (9 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Shooter
Metal Slug Advance is an action shooter game from the popular series Metal Slug. In it, you are a recruit for Peregrine Falcon, training on an unnamed island with limited equipment. All seems to be going as planned, but when General Morden's troops invade the island, captures many of your allies, and attempts to build a base, you must rise to the task of fending off the approaching army.

There are some key differences between Metal Slug Advance and other games of the Metal Slug series. In this game, you have a health meter, so damage boosts can be used to save time. Also, there are collectable cards which provide bonuses or upgrade power of certain attacks.

This run aims for 100% completion, which completes all stages and collects all the cards. This requires replaying many stages to accomplish different goals. There is also one death in the movie, because one card is obtained by dying. See the submission comments for more details.

You can also see runs of Metal Slug, Metal Slug X, Metal Slug 3, Metal Slug 4, and Metal Slug 7. You can also watch an any% run which does not collect all the cards.


Besides the main YouTube encode featured here, there is an alternate one with a HUD that displays gameplay statistics such as enemy HP, number of cards obtained, and the protagonist's X and Y position.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Super Mario Advance (JPN) "Peach only" in 07:17.05 by mtvf1.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2013-10-23)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 18.75 MB, length: 10:19)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 20.60 MB, length: 10:19)
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Submission #4091 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.7 (15 votes)
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- Uses a suboptimal character
- Genre: Platform
Super Mario Advance is a remake of Super Mario Bros. 2 and Mario Bros. together on one cartridge. It features all the running, jumping, and veggie-flinging from the original Super Mario Bros. 2, plus new enemies and bigger items (and some annoying voice clips). In the updated arcade classic Mario Bros., you can play alone or against another player as you bump off baddies and collect coins.

There's another very important difference between this version of Super Mario Bros. 2 and the NES version: when loading a savefile in this game, the player can travel back to any stage before the last one visited. This makes several new routes available through the game which involve warping forward and then going back to a previous stage with a different warp.

This run by mtvf1 plays through the Super Mario Bros. 2 mode with Princess Peach. Of course, at the speed mtvf1 runs and jumps across Subcon, you'd never guess she's the slowest character. For more information, including details about the chosen route, see the author's comments. If you want to see another run that plays with more characters, see this run.


[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]NES Kamen no Ninja: Akakage (JPN) in 08:04.77 by mtvf1.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2014-01-10)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 14.70 MB, length: 08:58)
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Submission #4154 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.8 (5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
Kamen no Ninja: Akakage, or "Masked Ninja: Akakage", is a Famicom-exclusive video game based on the 1987 anime series of the same name (which itself is a remake of the 1967 Akakage tokusatsu). While the game mainly features the Red Shadow, Akakage, you can also freely switch to Aokage (a young boy) and Shirokage (an old man).

This run by mtvf1 mostly uses Akakage for his superior arsenal of weapons, but switches to Aokage at a few points when the young ninja can move faster.


There is some commentary by the author in the emulator movie file and in the primary (HQ) encode.

[Tier: Vault]NES Road Fighter (JPN) in 04:34.01 by mtvf1.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2013-01-01)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 5.79 MB, length: 04:50)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 5.73 MB, length: 04:50)
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Submission #3774 — Author's comments
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Rating: 4.8 (13 votes)
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Racing
Road fighter is racing game. Oddly enough, there are no explicit opponents, even if initially it may seem so.

In this run, mtvf1 destroys as many other vehicles as possbile, racking up quite an amount of destruction.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Super Mario All-Stars: Super Mario Bros. 2 (JPN v1.0) in 07:19.91 by mtvf1.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2018-02-16)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 20.24 MB, length: 10:18)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 28.42 MB, length: 10:18)
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Submission #5820 — Author's comments
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform

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This is a remake of Super Mario Bros. 2 present in Super Mario All-Stars. Aside from musical and graphical improvements, it also provides a save feature.

Thanks to a variety of improvements including a different choice in character on stage 7-1, author mtvf1 finishes the game 4.40 seconds faster than the previous run.

Runs of the NES counterpart and GBA version are also available.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Super Mario All-Stars: Super Mario Bros. 2 (JPN v1.0) in 07:16.46 by mtvf1.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2018-02-28)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 20.15 MB, length: 10:14)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 28.35 MB, length: 10:14)
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Submission #5839 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #3634 (07:19.91)
Rating: 8.4 (4 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
This is a remake of Super Mario Bros. 2 present in Super Mario All-Stars. Aside from musical and graphical improvements, it also provides a save feature.

Thanks to a glitch involving Wart and a few other optimizations, author mtvf1 improves his previous effort by 3.45 seconds.

Runs of the NES counterpart and GBA version are also available.

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