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Total movies: 34


[Tier: Vault]A7800 Water Ski (USA) in 01:30.72 by MESHUGGAH.
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Rating: 4.6 (3.5 votes)
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- Genre: Sport
In Water Ski you are water skiing on the Pharonna River. You control both the boat and skier in this vertically scrolling action game. Your goal is to reach the finish line before time runs out and also to earn as many points as possible. The river is quite dangerous, and features many twists and turns along with rocks, logs and other obstacles.

MESHUGGAH avoids and jumps over the many obstacles in record time


[Tier: Vault]Coleco B.C.'s Quest for Tires in 01:42.95 by MESHUGGAH.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2017-12-05)
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Rating: 5.7 (5.5 votes)
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action

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B.C.'s Quest for Tires is a 1983 video game developed by Sydney Development and published by Sierra On-Line. It was released for not just the ColecoVision, but also the Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit family, ZX Spectrum, MSX, and Apple II. The game is based on the comic strip B.C. by Johnny Hart, with the title being a play on the title of the contemporaneous film Quest for Fire.

In the game, the player takes the role of the caveman Thor, who has to rescue his girlfriend, "Cute Chick", who has been kidnapped by a dinosaur. To do this, he must travel on his stone unicycle (actually an impossible wheel) through several levels. Each level has Thor moving from the left to the right, avoiding various dangers.

The game is considered ridiculously difficult, but MESHUGGAH beats one loop of the game in just 1 minute and 42 seconds, making it look easy.


[Tier: Vault]Coleco B.C.'s Quest for Tires in 01:40.45 by MESHUGGAH.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2018-02-05)
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Rating: 5.1 (4.5 votes)
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
B.C.'s Quest for Tires is a 1983 video game developed by Sydney Development and published by Sierra On-Line. It was released for not just the ColecoVision, but also the Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit family, ZX Spectrum, MSX, and Apple II. The game is based on the comic strip B.C. by Johnny Hart, with the title being a play on the title of the contemporaneous film Quest for Fire.

In the game, the player takes the role of the caveman Thor, who has to rescue his girlfriend, "Cute Chick", who has been kidnapped by a dinosaur. To do this, he must travel on his stone unicycle (actually an impossible wheel) through several levels. Each level has Thor moving from the left to the right, avoiding various dangers.

The game is considered ridiculously difficult, but MESHUGGAH beats one loop of the game in just 1 minute and 40 seconds, making it look easy.


[Tier: Moons]NES Alter Ego in 06:41.06 by MESHUGGAH.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2013-03-26)
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Rating: 6.1 (9.5 votes)
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- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform
Alter Ego is an NES homebrew port of a ZX Spectrum puzzle game of the same name. You control a character who can switch places with his shadow a limited number of times in each stage. The goal is to collect all the items without touching any enemies. To further complicate matters, the blue-outlined items can only be collected by the shadow, whereas the pink-outlined items can only be collected by the main player.

This hardly stops MESHUGGAH, though, who barely avoids death in a number of puzzles and finishes in record time.


[Tier: Vault]NES Archon: The Light and the Dark (USA) in 01:10.0 by MESHUGGAH.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2012-12-13)
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Rating: 5.0 (11 votes)
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- Genre: Strategy
Archon: The Light and the Dark is Battle Chess to the extreme. Instead of just capturing the opponent's piece like a wimp, upon confrontation, the two pieces are placed in a "combat arena" in which they must fight to the death. The game is won when either all of the opponent's pieces are defeated or all five Magic Squares are held at once.

Like in the previous movie, author MESHUGGAH uses the latter to complete the game, this time 5.39 seconds faster thanks to better luck manipulation and strategy.


[Tier: Moons]NES Battletoads (USA) "game end glitch" in 00:56.94 by MESHUGGAH.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2012-11-20)
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Rating: 7.5 (17.5 votes)
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- 2 Players
- Uses death to save time
- Uses warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Fighting
- Genre: Platform
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Battletoads (1991) is a futuristic beat 'em up game known for its extreme difficulty spread over 16 difficult levels. The mechanics in the game also change drastically from level to level, making the game one of the hardest and most varied for the NES.

In this game, the second most diabolical evil genius in the universe, The Dark Queen, has kidnapped Princess Angelica and Pimple - a battletoad. Rash and Zitz must save them by traveling through the most insane multilevel set of plans ever designed. This includes falling down huge shafts, racing through obstacle courses at breakneck speeds, riding on snakes through a massive maze of spikes, passing through a killer ventilation system, navigating through a missile defense system, climbing a never ending revolving tower, and much much more. Along the way, the Battletoads must also face off against an evil army of robots, genetically engineered rodents, and The Dark Queen herself.

In order to make the game a bit easier, its creators embedded some secret warp zones to skip a few early levels in their entirety. But that simply wasn't good enough for MESHUGGAH; he decided to travel directly to level 3, where he invents his own warp and skips right to the grand finale. He took a glitch found in this TAS and exploited it further, to the point where the Game Over screen appears out of nowhere and suddenly The Dark Queen just gives up and returns Angelica and Pimple, going off to hatch an even more evil plan for next time.

This run conquers the predecessor movie by 5.74 seconds with precise luck manipulation, subpixel optimization and more successful outcome of memory corruption. This movie also won a nice frame war.


[Tier: Vault]NES BreakThru in 06:35.65 by MESHUGGAH.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2015-02-17)
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Shooter
BreakThru is a short, fast-paced game developed by Data East. It was released to arcades in 1986 and later ported to a few home consoles. You are the driver of a blue dune buggy, and your mission is to recover a stolen fighter plane, which lies behind 5 enemy lines that you must "break thru".

MESHUGGAH improves the previous movie by roughly 1.5 seconds, thanks to better optimisation. He strikes even more fear into the hearts of his enemies than before by tearing across the landscape and shooting everything in his path.


[Tier: Vault]NES Cross Fire (JPN) in 05:52.5 by MESHUGGAH.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2013-07-01)
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Rating: 6.3 (9.5 votes)
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter

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Cross Fire is a 2D Platformer game, developed and published by Kyugo Boueki, which was released in Japan in 1990. It has gameplay somewhat reminiscent of the Contra series, as you control Eric the soldier on his quest to fight evil all over the world.

The player begins armed with grenades and their trusty fists, but soon receives a sub-machine gun to help mow down their enemies. In this run however, MESHUGGAH ignores its intended purpose and instead uses the machine gun to hover, pass through walls, and even skip boss fights entirely. Assisted by the world's most determined helicopter pilot, the game is completed in just under 6 minutes.


[Tier: Vault]NES Donkey Kong 3 (USA) in 00:56.54 by MESHUGGAH.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2012-11-29)
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Rating: 4.9 (16 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Genre: Action
In the third installment in the Donkey Kong series, Stanley the bugman discovers Donkey Kong in his greenhouse, releasing insects that are attacking his precious flowers. To save his flowers, Stanley aims to stop the ape by blasting him away with a bug spray can.

In this movie, MESHUGGAH improves on previous submissions through better luck manipulation, more precise shooting, and by dying on a very specific frame to skip the score countdown after the first level.


[Tier: Vault]NES Dragon's Lair (JPN) in 03:52.55 by MESHUGGAH.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2013-01-30)
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Rating: 5.7 (10 votes)
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Dragon's Lair is much better known in its incarnations for other platforms as an FMV game with only slight amounts of control over the player's action. The NES version is more of a traditional platformer, but very smooth animation for the era and funny-looking characters inspired by the cartoon graphics of the other versions - this includes the final boss, who isn't seen very much in this run thanks to abuse of the game mechanics.

This is an improvement of around a second to the previous run.


[Tier: Moons]NES Driar in 05:14.45 by MESHUGGAH.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2013-03-19)
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Rating: 7.1 (10 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform
Driar is a homebrew game created in 2012 by David Eriksson and Stefen Adolfsson. It is notable for being an homage to classic NES games with no modern influences whatsoever. No score, no save points, no passwords, no timers, no plot, no hub-world; just a series of single screen levels for you to carefully complete, in order, or until your 10 lives are used up.

In this run, MESHUGGAH moves the eponymous dinosaur through all 38 levels and beats the game in record time.


[Tier: Vault]NES Ghostbusters (JPN) in 01:34.34 by MESHUGGAH.
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Rating: 4.3 (15.5 votes)
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- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
If what was done in this movie was possible in real life, economies worldwide would crash.

Ghostbusters is a hastily produced game based on the 1984 movie of the same name. The NES version is a notoriously bad port, and the Japanese version contains a glitch that allows the Ghost Alarm item to be sold for more than it costs, allowing entry into the Zuul Building much earlier than intended.

In this movie, MESHUGGAH improves the first run of this game by 38 frames through a few small optimizations. See the author's notes for more details.


Note: A bug in the Japanese version causes the ending screen to incorrectly display "りり". This movie will also sync while the PAXKKLAA Game Genie code is used, which shows the corrected text:

Conglaturation !!!

You have completed a grate game.

And prooved the justice of our culture.

Now go and rest our heroes !


[Tier: Vault]NES Inversion (1.4) in 05:24.85 by MESHUGGAH.
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Rating: 6.2 (9 votes)
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- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform

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A boy named Satoshi suffers from a unique type of color blindness — he can only see in black and white. However, he also has a special ability to turn solid objects intangible and vice versa! But despite the amazing power he holds, Satoshi only wants to see like a normal boy. He seeks out an answer to his vision problem in a mystical manor called the Denine Devil Mansion, where he meets a scientist who offers him a game. If Satoshi wins, he might gain the ability to see in color. With that goal in mind, Satoshi accepts the offer and begins the Inversion game.

In each level, Satoshi must collect all of the keys to open the door to the next map. He can use his special ability to change the solidity of all objects in the level and reveal solutions to the game's many puzzles. Springs, moving platforms, vertical conveyor belts and levers can also be used to his advantage.

In this run, MESHUGGAH uses a few tricks and a lot of precise movement to help Satoshi beat the game in record time.


[Tier: Vault]NES Inversion (1.4) "Extra world" in 01:17.87 by MESHUGGAH.
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- Uses a level password
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform

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Inversion is a homebrew game created by Lucas "Dizzy9" Kur. The goal of the game is to collect all of the keys from each map to open a door leading to the next level. The game also features a more challenging level set called the "Extra World", accessible by entering a password.

Here, MESHUGGAH plays through the Extra World, using a few tricks and glitches as well as precision to beat this mode as quickly as possible.

We also have a run of Inversion's main mode.


[Tier: Vault]NES Jurassic Park: The Lost World in 00:50.85 by MESHUGGAH.
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Rating: 3.6 (13 votes)
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Action
This run further proves that pirate games can be broken not just upon release, but even more so after being TASed.

MESHUGGAH speeds through this unlicensed port of the SNES game based on the movie, using optimized movement and a glitch to jump through the egg pen wall to finish in a mere 50.84 seconds.


[Tier: Vault]NES Kyouryuu Sentai Juuranger (JPN) in 06:29.48 by MESHUGGAH.
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Rating: 5.9 (4 votes)
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger is an action platform game based on Japanese TV show of the same name which later inspired US TV series Power Rangers. As in the show, the villain witch Bandora is plotting an evil scheme and zyurangers set out to stop her. The game consists of five stages each ending with a boss fight. Each stage is assigned to one of five zyurangers. The ranger starts with a blaster, but by entering a door halfway through the stage he gets his respective legendary weapon. Legendary weapons are stronger than the blaster, but in most cases have limited attack range. If the player collects ten coins scattered in the stage, a picture of zyuranger's respective mecha is shown and the ranger's health is fully replenished. Between the stages the player is challenged to one of three possible minigames: a simple quiz, a pong-like game or a bomb toss game. These minigames can be selected and played from the main menu, with the latter two available for two-player mode. The game has a password feature.

[Tier: Vault]NES NeSnake 2 in 03:06.86 by MESHUGGAH.
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Rating: 4.7 (12.5 votes)
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Uses a level password
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Puzzle
NeSnake 2 is a homebrew game made by MatrixZ in the style of the classic game Snake.

This run by MESHUGGAH showcases the only way a Snake game can be TASed for the fastest time. Guess what happens!


[Tier: Vault]NES Nightshade (USA) in 08:04.52 by MESHUGGAH.
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- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Fighting
Nightshade's story begins with the murder of Metro City's hero, Vortex, at the hands of the crime lord Sutekh. Filling the need for a new superhero is Nightshade — a guy in a trench coat! Guide Nightshade through Metro City as he builds popularity and fights rats, gentlemen, female ninjas, and most importantly museum statues.

This run by MESHUGGAH speeds through the game as fast as Nightshade is able to, ignoring lesser goals such as finding the museum items, saving a kitten, or checking out the women's dressing room. It is 22.31 seconds faster than the previous version by Maximus.


[Tier: Moons]NES Ninja Jajamaru: Ginga Daisakusen (JPN) in 15:16.06 by MESHUGGAH.
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- Genre: Platform
Ninja Jajamaru: Ginga Daisakusen is a fast-paced action game that was only released in Japan. Its gameplay and art style are highly similar to that of a certain famous game.

Watch as MESHUGGAH bounces over, around, and through this game's many levels and traps, making short work of anything that breathes in the process.


[Tier: Vault]NES North & South (USA) in 01:10.93 by MESHUGGAH.
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Strategy

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North & South is a humorous, cartoony kind of game about an incredibly bloody war. In it, you move army units around on a board until you approach your opponent, at which point a battle occurs.

MESHUGGAH improves the previous run by 9.09 seconds at a higher difficulty level by choosing south and manipulating luck better.


[Tier: Vault]NES Popeye (USA) in 03:30.9 by MESHUGGAH.
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Rating: 4.7 (13 votes)
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Popeye is an arcade video game developed by Nintendo, designed by Shigeru Miyamoto. In it, Popeye must dodge Bluto and his infinite stack of beer bottles, and other threats that come in his way such as skulls and vultures - while collecting a number of hearts, music notes or letters spelling "HELP" from Olive Oyl.

In this tool-assisted speedrun, MESHUGGAH plays through one loop (three stages), while aiming to get as high a score as possible.


[Tier: Moons]NES Rod Land (Europe) in 07:49.39 by MESHUGGAH.
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Rating: 6.5 (7 votes)
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- 2 Players
- Uses death to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Rod Land is a game with as many incarnations, as differences between them. In their NES outing, Tam and Rit overcome a rare video game impediment - the inability to jump - as they go around stages, trapping enemies with their magic rods and smashing them to make power ups. Hm, I wonder where I've seen that before...

In this run, MESHUGGAH uses precision and lots of luck manipulation to beat the game in under 8 minutes.


[Tier: Vault]NES Shinobi (USA) in 07:36.42 by MESHUGGAH.
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Rating: 4.7 (6 votes)
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- Genre: Action
You control a ninja, Shinobi, who must battle his way through each level in search of hostages which must be rescued. You have shurikens, kicks and punches to defend yourself with, as well as powerful ninja magic which can clear the screen of enemies in one go.

This movie by MESHUGGAH improves on all of the rejected submissions for this game while incorporating a host of tricks documented on the game's Game Resources page.


[Tier: Vault]NES Silent Assault in 05:26.91 by MESHUGGAH.
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Rating: 4.6 (6 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Silent Assault is an unlicensed game developed by Joy Van and published by Color Dreams in 1990. In this game, an alien force has somehow taken control of all of Earth's military forces. However, the player character is not under the alien power's control, meaning he's the only one who can fight back. Said character now has to fight through enemy military and alien forces over the course of 8 levels of varying awfulness.

The author of this TAS runs through the game in only 5 minutes and 26.91 seconds.


[Tier: Moons]NES Streemerz: Super Strength Emergency Squad Zeta "Superb Joe mode" in 00:53.45 by MESHUGGAH.
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform
Inspired by the Action 52 game of the same name, Streemerz is a NES port (by thefox) of a Flash game made for the "Action 52 Owns" game jam by Arthur 'Mr. Podunkian' Lee. It is remade in Bionic Commando style, with grappling hook usage and all. This run plays through "Superb Joe mode", a time trial mode of sorts, and finishes with an in-game time of 0:45.49.

The author, MESHUGGAH, also improves his previous movie by 0.31 seconds thanks to better optimization and lag reduction.

There is also a run that completes the game in "Streeeeemerz Mode" by adelikat, Aglar, Mothrayas, Really_Tall and Samsara.


[Tier: Moons]NES Streemerz: Super Strength Emergency Squad Zeta "Superb Joe mode" in 00:53.84 by MESHUGGAH.
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- Genre: Platform

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Derived from the Action 52 game of the same name, Streemerz is a NES port of a flash game made for the "Action 52 Owns" competition by Arthur Lee. It is remade in Bionic Commando style, with grappling hook usage and all.

This run plays through "Superb Joe" mode, a time trial mode of sorts.


[Tier: Vault]NES The California Raisins: The Grape Escape (USA,r2) in 04:51.5 by MESHUGGAH.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform
The California Raisins: The Grape Escape is a California Raisins video game made by Capcom in 1990. You control a California Raisin through five stages in an effort to rescue the band and their musical notes, which were stolen by a gang of jealous musicians.

While it is a complete game, it was never commercially released for unknown reason.


[Tier: Vault]NES The Great Waldo Search (USA) in 00:51.83 by MESHUGGAH.
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- Genre: Puzzle
Based on the popular Where's Waldo? series of books, the player's goal is to find both Waldo and a scroll to complete the stage before time runs out.

MESHUGGAH improves the previous movie by 0.56 seconds using better RNG manipulation and ending input earlier.


[Tier: Moons]NES Total Recall (USA) in 04:46.11 by MESHUGGAH.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
This game is based on the movie of the same name, although some liberties are taken to give Arnold a chance to punch some hobos with boomerang tophats and go on an even more extended car chase than in the actual movie. There is also some terrible yet strangely hypnotic music.

This run by MESHUGGAH improves the previous one by 15.39 seconds through overloading the object table to prevent some enemies and objects from spawning, better health management and various optimizations. For more information, see the author's comments.


[Tier: Vault]NES Trojan (USA) in 06:14.33 by MESHUGGAH.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Nintendo games are generally hard games to play, but that doesn't mean they are hard games to play around with. In fact, this TAS makes Trojan look easy, having the player character destroy an entire army with a single sword. Then again, aren't main characters usually intended to be all-powerful?

This is a 144 frame improvement over its predecessor through better luck manipulation and optimization.


[Tier: Vault]NES Vegas Dream (USA) in 00:50.28 by MESHUGGAH.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Sport
Vegas Dream (1988) is a gambling game by HAL Laboratory, better known these days for Kirby and Super Smash Bros. There are four different casino games to play, with randomly picked social interactions occurring between rounds. It was later followed by Vegas Stakes for the Super Nintendo.

This movie improves the previous one by 174 frames thanks to pressing an B button and better luck manipulation.


[Tier: Vault]NES Where's Waldo? (USA) in 02:05.83 by MESHUGGAH.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Puzzle
Where's Waldo? is a video game adaptation of the classic puzzle book series of the same name. The player needs to identify crude, pixelated versions of Waldo amidst enormous crowds, guess blindly where he is in a cave, collect items on a subway track, and finally send him to the moon where he can no longer hide in crowds.

In this movie, MESHUGGAH improves the previous run by 6.68 seconds through better luck manipulation.


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Wrath of the Black Manta (USA) in 09:52.51 by MESHUGGAH.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
In this game you are supposed to hunt down an evil crime syndicate (so what else is new?) by freeing kids from blocks of ice, and capturing the red guys to get clues. Unfortunately the ninja didn't have time for that, he just walks past all baddies and kills the bosses.

The syndicate turns out to be selling drugs, but the Black Manta sets them straight: Drugs kill you think you're cool but you're not. Yeah!

This version is 23.71 seconds faster than the previous version by adelikat. We recommend reading the author's comments for this movie.

This game has a crazy main music theme.

It has also been verified to play back on a real NES console.


[Tier: Vault]WSWAN Guilty Gear Petit (JPN) in 01:33.52 by MESHUGGAH.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Fighting
Guilty Gear Petit is a fighting game developed by Arc System Works and published by Sammy for the WonderSwan Color in January 2001. It is the first handheld version of the Guilty Gear series released, and was followed by Guilty Gear Petit 2 just eight months later.

Ky Kiske returns to defeat all the opponents with his Destroy Move and finish the game in record time.

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Added [Tier: Vault]Coleco B.C.'s Quest for Tires (any) by MESHUGGAH in 01:40.45 (2018-02-05)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]Coleco B.C.'s Quest for Tires (any) by MESHUGGAH in 01:42.95 (2017-12-05)
Added [Tier: Vault]NES North & South (USA) by fcxiaopengyou & MESHUGGAH in 00:54.56 (2017-12-24)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES North & South (USA) by MESHUGGAH in 01:10.93 (2012-11-19)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES North & South (USA) by Chamale in 01:20.02 (2012-11-08)
Added [Tier: Vault]A7800 Water Ski (USA) by MESHUGGAH in 01:30.72 (2017-11-24)
Added [Tier: Vault]WSWAN Guilty Gear Petit (JPN) by MESHUGGAH in 01:33.52 (2017-10-23)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Battletoads (USA) "game end glitch" by MESHUGGAH, feos & Koh1fds in 00:55.66 (2017-10-13)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Battletoads (USA) "game end glitch" by MESHUGGAH & feos in 00:56.51 (2016-07-18)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Battletoads (USA) "game end glitch" by MESHUGGAH & feos in 00:56.76 (2013-06-21)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Battletoads (USA) "game end glitch" by MESHUGGAH in 00:56.94 (2012-11-20)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Battletoads (USA) "game end glitch" by TheZlomuS & DyLaX in 01:02.68 (2012-09-11)
Added [Tier: Vault]NES Inversion (1.4) "Extra world" by MESHUGGAH & jhztfs in 01:16.44 (2016-07-27)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Inversion (1.4) "Extra world" by MESHUGGAH in 01:17.87 (2013-10-21)
Added [Tier: Vault]NES Inversion (1.4) by MESHUGGAH & jhztfs in 05:18.91 (2016-07-27)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Inversion (1.4) by MESHUGGAH in 05:24.85 (2013-09-27)
Added [Tier: Vault]NES Cross Fire (JPN) by MESHUGGAH & RobynS in 05:52.45 (2016-07-25)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Cross Fire (JPN) by MESHUGGAH in 05:52.5 (2013-07-01)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Cross Fire (JPN) "pacifist, no damage" by N?K in 05:56.36 (2013-06-12)
Added [Tier: Vault]NES Kyouryuu Sentai Juuranger (JPN) by MESHUGGAH in 06:29.48 (2016-07-23)
Added [Tier: Vault]NES Vegas Dream (USA) by MESHUGGAH in 00:50.28 (2016-07-14)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Vegas Dream (USA) by TheRealThingy in 00:53.16 (2016-05-31)
Added [Tier: Vault]NES North & South (USA) "all states" by JWinslow23 in 03:29.17 (2016-04-24)
Added [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]NES Battletoads (USA) "warpless, 1 player" by feos, Alyosha & Samsara in 21:38.38 (2016-04-17)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Battletoads (USA) "warpless, 1 player" by Phil & Genisto in 24:20.12 (2005-04-14)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Battletoads (USA) "warpless, 1 player" by nesrocks in 26:31.67 (2005-01-22)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Battletoads (USA) "warpless, 1 player" by nesrocks in 27:33.38 (2004-05-20)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Streemerz: Super Strength Emergency Squad Zeta (any,r2) "Streeeeemerz Mode" by adelikat, Aglar, Mothrayas, Really_Tall & Samsara in 05:03.33 (2015-08-16)
Added [Tier: Vault]NES The Great Waldo Search (USA) by MESHUGGAH in 00:51.83 (2015-02-21)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES The Great Waldo Search (USA) by Jigwally in 00:52.41 (2015-01-23)
Added [Tier: Vault]NES BreakThru (any) by MESHUGGAH in 06:35.65 (2015-02-17)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES BreakThru (USA) by dave_dfwm in 06:37.13 (2012-12-11)
Added [Tier: Vault]NES Silent Assault (any) by MESHUGGAH in 05:26.91 (2014-11-22)
Added [Tier: Vault]NES Shinobi (USA) by MESHUGGAH in 07:36.42 (2014-10-31)
Added [Tier: Vault]NES Trojan (USA) by MESHUGGAH in 06:14.33 (2014-09-08)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Trojan (USA) by adelikat in 06:16.73 (2008-08-24)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Trojan (USA) by Walker Boh in 06:21.72 (2005-03-15)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Trojan (USA) by Walker Boh in 07:40.3 (2004-05-04)
Added [Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Wrath of the Black Manta (USA) by MESHUGGAH in 09:52.51 (2014-04-12)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Wrath of the Black Manta (USA) by adelikat in 10:17.22 (2006-04-30)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Wrath of the Black Manta (USA) by Walker Boh in 10:36.6 (2004-08-31)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Wrath of the Black Manta (USA) by Walker Boh in 11:01.82 (2004-08-29)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Ninja Jajamaru: Ginga Daisakusen (JPN) by MESHUGGAH in 15:16.06 (2014-03-07)
Added [Tier: Vault]NES Nightshade (USA) by MESHUGGAH in 08:04.52 (2013-11-04)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Nightshade (USA) by Maximus in 08:27.67 (2006-12-18)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Nightshade (USA) by Maximus in 08:53.12 (2006-03-20)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Total Recall (USA) by MESHUGGAH in 04:46.11 (2013-11-02)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Total Recall (USA) by TwistedEye in 05:02.0 (2008-12-23)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Streemerz: Super Strength Emergency Squad Zeta (any) "Superb Joe mode" by MESHUGGAH in 00:53.45 (2013-07-18)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Streemerz: Super Strength Emergency Squad Zeta (any) "Superb Joe mode" by MESHUGGAH in 00:53.84 (2013-02-23)
Added [Tier: Vault]NES The California Raisins: The Grape Escape (USA,r2) by MESHUGGAH in 04:51.5 (2013-04-24)
Added [Tier: Vault]NES NeSnake 2 (any) by MESHUGGAH in 03:06.86 (2013-04-05)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Alter Ego (any) by MESHUGGAH in 06:41.06 (2013-03-26)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Driar (any) by MESHUGGAH in 05:14.45 (2013-03-19)
Added [Tier: Vault]NES Dragon's Lair (JPN) by MESHUGGAH in 03:52.55 (2013-01-30)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Dragon's Lair (JPN) by Kirkq in 03:53.6 (2009-12-23)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Dragon's Lair (JPN) by Phil in 03:58.68 (2004-09-18)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Dragon's Lair (JPN) by Walker Boh in 05:17.52 (2004-07-09)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Dragon's Lair (USA) by Walker Boh in 09:08.75 (2004-06-26)
Added [Tier: Vault]NES Where's Waldo? (USA) by MESHUGGAH in 02:05.83 (2013-01-30)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Where's Waldo? (USA) by Fladdermus in 02:12.5 (2012-11-09)
Added [Tier: Vault]NES Jurassic Park: The Lost World (any) by MESHUGGAH in 00:50.85 (2013-01-07)
Added [Tier: Vault]NES Popeye (USA) by MESHUGGAH in 03:30.9 (2013-01-02)
Added [Tier: Vault]NES Archon: The Light and the Dark (USA) by MESHUGGAH in 01:10.0 (2012-12-13)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Archon: The Light and the Dark (USA) by TwistedEye in 01:15.39 (2012-11-08)
Added [Tier: Vault]NES Donkey Kong 3 (USA) by MESHUGGAH in 00:56.54 (2012-11-29)
Added [Tier: Vault]NES Ghostbusters (JPN) by MESHUGGAH in 01:34.34 (2012-01-25)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Ghostbusters (JPN) by GlitchMan in 01:34.98 (2009-11-06)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Rod Land (Europe) by MESHUGGAH in 07:49.39 (2012-01-15)
Added [Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]NES Battletoads (USA) "warps, 2 players" by feos & MESHUGGAH in 11:04.72 (2011-11-16)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Battletoads (USA) "warps, 2 players" by nesrocks in 15:29.03 (2005-02-02)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Battletoads (USA) "warps, 1 player" by Phil & Genisto in 13:27.98 (2005-03-18)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Battletoads (USA) "warps, 2 players" by Phil & Genisto in 19:18.78 (2004-04-29)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Battletoads (USA) "warpless, 2 players" by nesrocks in 24:57.47 (2005-06-07)

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