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Total movies: 11


[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: 8.1 (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: Moons]Linux Axiom Verge (1.43) in 27:44.38 by keylie.
libTAS movie (.ltm) (date: 2018-12-09)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 321.12 MB, length: 29:16)
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Submission #6158 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.6 (8 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
Axiom Verge, released in 2015, is a 2D Metroidvania platform shooter centered around the protagonist Trace, a scientist who, after an experiment gone wrong, finds himself on the world of Sudra, separated from Earth by a deadly void called the Breach. By the time Trace arrives on Sudra he finds both the world and its civilization collapsed due to the release of a certain pathogen in the act of biological warfare. With the help of the Rusalki — giant war machines that guard this world — Trace has to uncover the truth behind the fall of Sudra, confront the perpetrator behind it, and return back to his home world across the Breach.

The game takes heavy inspiration from early Metroid games and some other platformers of the era and employs a number of unconventional — and at times very creative! — storytelling and gameplay design decisions, and is all-around well-made and received accordingly. If you enjoy action platformers or exploration-driven games with a solid sci-fi plot, playing through Axiom Verge is highly recommended before watching the TAS, especially considering the latter 1/4 of it (as well as the 4th boss fight, which is a major mindscrew moment in the story) might become incomprehensible otherwise.

keylie rushes through the game's speedrun mode (which shows an in-game timer and disables all cutscenes) in 28:05.59 by the in-game timer, picking up 15% of items. Boss times: 02:26.52 (Xedur), 05:39.17 (Telal), 11:06.27 (Uruku), 18:25.55 (Vision), 21:09.20 (Ukhu), 26:27.07 (Sentinel).


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion][Has commentary]Linux Shovel Knight (3.3) "Shovel of Hope" in 39:37.68 by keylie.
libTAS movie (.ltm) (date: 2018-10-08)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 352.19 MB, length: 44:31)
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Submission #6100 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.5 (8 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Shovel Knight is a retro-esque 2D platformer released by Yacht Club Games in 2014, and inspired by mechanics from NES platform games. It initially featured Shovel Knight as the playable character, but then received additional campaigns with two other playable characters, namely Plague Knight and Specter Knight, with King Knight coming in 2019.

keylie shovels his way through the Shovel of Hope campaign (which stars the titular character, Shovel Knight) and defeats the Enchantress in record time.

This is the first ever publication using libTAS, which lets people TAS games that were released on Linux. It's basically the Linux counterpart of Hourglass.


The encodes feature commentary as soft subtitles.

[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion][Has commentary]Linux Shovel Knight (3.3) "Plague of Shadows" in 35:23.97 by keylie.
libTAS movie (.ltm) (date: 2018-10-13)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 387.99 MB, length: 40:25)
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Submission #6101 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.5 (6 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Shovel Knight is a retro-esque 2D platformer released by Yacht Club Games in 2014, and inspired by mechanics from NES platform games. It initially featured Shovel Knight as the playable character, but then received additional campaigns with two other playable characters, namely Plague Knight and Specter Knight, with King Knight coming in 2019.

keylie bursts his way through the Plague of Shadows campaign (which stars Plague Knight) and defeats the Plague of Shadows and the Corrupted Essence in record time.


The encodes feature commentary as soft subtitles.

[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion][Has commentary]Linux Shovel Knight (3.3) "Specter of Torment" in 35:04.23 by keylie.
libTAS movie (.ltm) (date: 2018-10-20)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 370.73 MB, length: 39:41)
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Submission #6102 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.8 (5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Shovel Knight is a retro-esque 2D platformer released by Yacht Club Games in 2014, and inspired by mechanics from NES platform games. It initially featured Shovel Knight as the playable character, but then received additional campaigns with two other playable characters, namely Plague Knight and Specter Knight, with King Knight coming in 2019.

keylie slashes his way through the Specter of Torment campaign (which stars Specter Knight) and defeats Nightmare Reize in record time.


The encodes feature commentary as soft subtitles.

[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion][Has commentary]Linux SteamWorld Dig 2 (v1.1) in 18:11.87 by keylie.
libTAS movie (.ltm) (date: 2018-11-24)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 379.25 MB, length: 24:22)
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Submission #6112 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.9 (7 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
SteamWorld Dig 2 is a Metroidvania-styled game released in 2017 by Image & Form, where an underground mine is explored by digging and collecting resources. As opposed to its predecessor SteamWorld Dig, the levels are not procedurally generated, except for the location of resources.

This TAS by keylie finishes the game as fast as possible by skipping upgrades and manipulating the level layout.


The encodes feature commentary by the author as soft subtitles.

[Tier: Moons]Linux TowerFall Ascension (1.3.3.1) "all trials, 1000 fps" in 03:26.75 by keylie.
libTAS movie (.ltm) (date: 2018-12-02)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 70.05 MB, length: 04:18)
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MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 291.78 MB, length: 17:49)
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Submission #6104 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.0 (3 votes)
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Abuses unintended environment
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
TowerFall Ascension is an updated release of the arrow-based single-screen arena fighting game TowerFall, which was originally released on the failed Ouya console. It builds upon the original game with a new cooperative quest mode for one or two players. Played in a normal or a hardcore difficulty mode, it offers different levels selected from a large map where different types of enemies need to be killed in multiple rounds to progress. The game also features trials, where a player has to shoot down all targets as fast as possible.

keylie completes all 48 trials, including the ones featured in the Dark World expansion, in a record in-game time of 1 minute and 13.842 seconds.

NOTE: There is no audio during the splash screen (the "Matt Makes Games" screen), the rest of the game does have audio. The movie file is also at 1000 FPS (meaning libTAS tells the game that it runs on a virtual 1000 Hz monitor), while the primary encodes are at 60 FPS, as encodes at 1000 FPS cannot be reliably played back. The secondary encodes are played at 24% speed (240 FPS), which preserves all of the frames (except for the YouTube encode).


[Tier: Moons]Linux Völgarr the Viking (1.36c) "best ending" in 14:33.8 by keylie.
libTAS movie (.ltm) (date: 2018-10-27)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 458.92 MB, length: 21:27)
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Submission #6103 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.0 (4 votes)
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- Best ending
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Völgarr the Viking is a video game released by Crazy Viking Studios in 2013, inspired by old arcade games like Ghosts 'n Goblins or Rastan. Players take the role of the titular Völgarr, risen from the dead and commanded by Odin to find and slay the greedy dragon Fáfnir. The game has minimal presentation and story, having no formal title screen or opening menu and no cutscenes or dialogue. It has a high level of challenge and a deliberate pacing, expecting the player to proceed with caution and learn the layouts of each level, playing each through multiple times until they are mastered. It also encourages speedrunning, including a speed runner HUD option, as the game uses very few randomized elements and has many options for increasing the speed a player can get through a level.

There are two paths available after beating Stage 1, namely the Crystal path, where difficulty gradually rises, eventually reaching its peak in the Tower, and where the player has infinite retries, and the Valkyrie path, where the player has a limited amount of retries (if one loses all retries on this path, the player is going to play the Crystal path variant of the same level) and generally much harder than the Crystal path. Doing a full Valkyrie path run is necessary to obtain the best ending, as it unlocks the true final stage as well as the true last boss.

keylie slices and dices through the Valkyrie path and obtains the best ending in record time.


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[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]SNES Chrono Trigger (USA) in 2:17:08.86 by keylie.
Bizhawk movie (.bkm) (date: 2014-05-11)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 306.00 MB, length: 2:24:10)
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Submission #4280 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #450 (4:21:11.83)
Rating: 8.7 (12 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][Fastest Completion]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: 7.4 (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][Fastest Completion][Has commentary]Windows Braid (World) in 22:15.28 by keylie.
Hourglass movie (.wtf) (date: 2013-06-07)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 750.69 MB, length: 22:25)
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Submission #3968 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.3 (16 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.
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]Linux Axiom Verge (1.43) by keylie in 27:44.38 (2018-12-09)
Added [Tier: Moons]Linux TowerFall Ascension (1.3.3.1) "all trials, 1000 fps" by keylie in 03:26.75 (2018-12-02)
Added [Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion][Has commentary]Linux SteamWorld Dig 2 (v1.1) by keylie in 18:11.87 (2018-11-24)
Added [Tier: Moons]Linux Völgarr the Viking (1.36c) "best ending" by keylie in 14:33.8 (2018-10-27)
Added [Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion][Has commentary]Linux Shovel Knight (3.3) "Specter of Torment" by keylie in 35:04.23 (2018-10-20)
Added [Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion][Has commentary]Linux Shovel Knight (3.3) "Plague of Shadows" by keylie in 35:23.97 (2018-10-13)
Added [Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion][Has commentary]Linux Shovel Knight (3.3) "Shovel of Hope" by keylie in 39:37.68 (2018-10-08)
Added [Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]Wii Rayman Origins (USA) by keylie in 45:31.3 (2017-02-24)
Added [Tier: Stars]GC Ikaruga (USA) "maximum score" by keylie in 21:29.4 (2015-05-04)
Added [Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]SNES Chrono Trigger (USA) by keylie in 2:17:08.86 (2014-05-11)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]SNES Chrono Trigger (USA) by hero of the day in 4:21:11.83 (2005-12-28)
Added [Tier: Stars][Fastest Completion][Has commentary]Windows Braid (World) by keylie in 22:15.28 (2013-06-07)
Added [Tier: Moons]SNES Chrono Trigger (USA) "completionist" by Saturn in 5:44:58.18 (2013-03-16)
Added [Tier: Vault][Notable improvement][Fastest Completion]SNES Chrono Trigger (USA) "save glitch" by turska & inichi in 03:28.06 (2012-05-25)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Chrono Trigger (JPN) "newgame+" by inichi in 06:42.77 (2008-10-22)
- obsoletes [Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]SNES Chrono Trigger (USA) "save glitch" by inichi in 21:23.98 (2009-05-10)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Chrono Trigger (USA) "newgame+" by inichi in 09:07.12 (2007-08-17)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Chrono Trigger (USA) "newgame+" by Saturn in 09:29.83 (2007-04-23)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Chrono Trigger (USA) "newgame+" by Saturn in 09:34.82 (2007-04-19)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Chrono Trigger (USA) "newgame+" by Saturn in 09:57.27 (2006-04-16)


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