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[Tier: Stars]GC Ikaruga (USA) "maximum score" in 21:29.4 by keylie.
Dolphin movie (.dtm) (date: 2015-05-04)
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Submission #4600 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.2 (15 votes)
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- Aims for maximum score
- 2 Players
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Shooter
Award - First edition TAS of 2015
Ikaruga (2001) is a vertical shoot 'em up published and developed by Treasure as a spiritual successor to its earlier title, Radiant Silvergun (1998). It was first released on arcade machines, then eventually ported to Dreamcast, GameCube, XBLA, Android, and even Steam, thanks to the loyal following among the Western shoot 'em up fans. GameCube version was chosen for creation of this TAS as it provided both the most arcade-accurate port, and the most accurately emulated platform of those available at the time.

Ikaruga features a polarity mechanic wherein enemies can be black or white, shooting black or white bullets, respectively. Additionally, player ships themselves can switch between black and white: when white, ship absorbs white bullets and deals extra damage to black enemies, and vice versa. When enough bullets are absorbed, a powerful enemy-seeking attack can be unleashed. As such, typical gameplay consists of frequent polarity switching, chain-killing enemies, and absorbing bullets instead of dodging them; to capitalize on this, the author chooses to control both player ships in order to absorb as many bullets as possible, do more damage, and pick off escaping enemies without breaking a kill chain.

The goal of this TAS is to maximize the score. Ikaruga's scoring system mainly consists of color-based enemy chaining: killing three enemies of the same color in a row increases chain value, messing up the color sequence resets it. Absorbing bullets and lasers, speedkilling bosses, and having spare lives at the end are also significant score boosts—all of these are used in the TAS to the fullest extent. The final score is a massive 50,230,200, only attainable with two players.

Ikaruga has been extensively competed in both Western and Asian gaming communities, leading to publication of an official superplay DVD, as well as blessing us with many amazing feats of unassisted gameplay. If you've enjoyed this TAS and would like to see what some of the best human players have to offer, make sure to watch VTF-INO's unassisted doubleplay, in which the player attempts to achieve maximum score by controlling both ships in realtime; also check out RNA's flawless stage 5 boss fight done solo, and Sa Suisai's full-game unassisted playthrough on Normal difficulty, executing some inhumanly precise chains on the XBLA version of the game.

[Tier: Stars]SNES Chrono Trigger (USA) in 2:17:08.86 by keylie.
Bizhawk movie (.bkm) (date: 2014-05-11)
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Submission #4280 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #450 (4:21:11.83)
Rating: 8.7 (11 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Forgoes save data corruption
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Chrono Trigger is one of the most dearly loved games from the SNES library. In it, you play as Crono and set off on a journey through time to save the world from the villainous Lavos.

The game can be ripped apart in a matter of minutes through advanced save corruption techniques, but in this movie the author forgoes this exploit in order to play through more of the game, and does so in barely more than half the time of the last run in the same category. Don't expect this run-through to follow a coherent narrative any time soon, though — it still skips quite a lot of content.

[Tier: Moons]Wii Rayman Origins (USA) in 45:31.3 by keylie.
Dolphin movie (.dtm) (date: 2017-02-24)
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Submission #5370 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.6 (7 votes)
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- 4 Players
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Rayman Origins features the return of the Rayman character in a 2D platformer. Many of the original Rayman game's characters and enemies make an appearance, like Livingstones, Electoons, Betilla and the Magician's hat. There are also various characters from Rayman 2 such as Globox, the Teensies and Lums. The game's atmosphere, however, is different from the original Rayman game and has a very "wacky" feel instead. The main objective of each level is to rescue as many Electoons as possible similarly to the original game.

keylie, as 4 players, collects the minimum Electoons required to reach the Magician and defeat him in record time.

[Tier: Stars][Has commentary]Windows Braid (World) in 22:15.28 by keylie.
Hourglass movie (.wtf) (date: 2013-06-07)
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Submission #3968 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.2 (15 votes)
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Puzzle
Award - Computer TAS of 2013
Braid is a famous indie platform game with some unique puzzlework. It was originally released on Xbox Live Arcade before being ported to other platforms. A major feature of the game is the player's unlimited ability to reverse time and "rewind" actions, even after dying. The game itself was intended to be an artful deconstruction of traditional video game concepts.

Many tricks are used to complete the speedrun mode in an astounding 20:11.17 according to the internal timer; see the author's comments for more information.

If you understand French pretty well, you may be interested in watching the special episode of Speed Game, featuring commentary from Coeurdevandale and the author of this TAS, keylie. The tricks used are also explained there.
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