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Total movies: 9


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]Genesis Dungeons & Dragons: Warriors of the Eternal Sun (USA/Europe) in 22:15.22 by ars4326.
Bizhawk movie (.bkm) (date: 2014-09-06)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 75.35 MB, length: 25:07)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 148.23 MB, length: 25:07)
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Submission #4415 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1599 (29:33.42)
Rating: 6.1 (5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
During the prolonged campaign known as the Goblin Wars, the Goblin Army gathered one night to amass a final assault upon Duke Hector Barrik's Castle. In the middle of this decisive battle, however, both armies were suddenly interrupted by a great earthquake as a vortex violently manifested itself in the midnight sky. Friend and foes alike were sucked up and taken into this void. On the other side, the Duke's Castle and its inhabitants mysteriously found themselves deposited within a hollow valley, securely guarded by impossibly high cliffs illuminated by a flaring red sun overhead. Per the Duke's urgent request, four adventurers are summoned and commissioned with the task of exploring this strange new land, in hopes of finding allies to establish trade with.

In ars4326's run, the ground work laid by the previous TASer, A Jesus Fan, is improved upon in this 7+ minute improvement. Most notably, only a single Thief is used throughout due to a programming exploit which allows him to inflict waves of constant critical damage while fighting in dungeons. In addition, a newly discovered reloading trick is used to skip the game's only required overworld fight in the Azcan Jungle. Also, new route strategies and movement optimizations are featured.

Finally, the ending input has been corrected to showcase the game's entire ending upon completing the final dungeon.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Landstalker (USA) "100%" in 2:20:41.89 by ars4326.
Bizhawk movie (.bkm) (date: 2015-05-07)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 335.66 MB, length: 2:28:41)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 482.98 MB, length: 2:28:41)
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Submission #4671 — Author's comments
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Rating: 5.3 (4 votes)
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- 100% completion
- Uses death to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
Landstalker is a challenging adventure RPG developed by Climax Entertainment (who also helped develop the Sega Shining series). You play as an adventure-seeking treasure hunter named Nigel, an elf who's remarkably young-looking for his age (88!). After completing his latest bounty, he runs into a wood nymph named Friday who's being pursued over her alleged knowledge of the whereabouts of King Nole's treasures. After helping her evade her pursuers, the two team up as they set off for Mercator Island in search of the fabled fortune.

Are King Nole's treasures truly close by? Are they ripe for the taking, or still jealously guarded to this day...?

In ars4326's run, 100% completion is based on RTA strats and is defined as follows:

  • Collect all Life Stock (minus the shop in Kazalt)
  • Obtain all equipment
  • Collect all unique/key items
  • Complete all side quests
  • Activate all teleport trees

[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]Genesis Langrisser 2 (JPN) "all levels" in 1:56:46.59 by ars4326.
Bizhawk movie (.bkm) (date: 2014-11-27)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 277.81 MB, length: 2:24:02)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 336.11 MB, length: 2:24:02)
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Submission #4472 — Author's comments
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Rating: 5.5 (4 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
- Genre: Strategy
Langrisser 2 (ラングリッサー2) is the acclaimed sequel to Warsong, never finding its way to an official release in English.

You are placed into the role of Elwin (descendent of Garrett/Redin), a wandering Swordsman who stops to rest from his journey at a small, obscure village. He soon finds himself, however, in a sudden conflict between an elite detachment of the Rayguard Empire and a peculiar young woman whom they are attempting to abduct. In desperation, her childhood friend Hein rushes toward Elwin and urgently pleads him to help fight off and thwart the Empire's plans. So much for rest...

Who is this young woman? Why is a major military power intent on capturing her? And what's this have to do with a legendary holy blade?

In ars4326's run, cunning strategy combines with heavy luck manipulation to produce a speedrun that completes all of the game's accessible stages (27 normal and 3 'hidden') in just under 2 hours. Virtually no level-grinding is found in this action-packed playthrough as Elwin & Co. seek to stop an Emperor's plans of uniting the continent with the power of an ancient demon sword!


The movie file and the primary downloadable (HQ) encode have the author's commentary as subtitles.

[Tier: Moons]Genesis Sorcerer's Kingdom (USA v1.1) in 1:01:40.93 by ars4326.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2014-04-26)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 104.91 MB, length: 1:05:22)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 136.23 MB, length: 1:05:22)
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Submission #4276 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.0 (6 votes)
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Sorcerer's Kingdom is a turn-based RPG published by Treco in 1992. In addition to an exceptional soundtrack, the game features a leveling system similar to Final Fantasy 2 (NES), in that your characters gain stats based on the actions they perform in combat. The plot places you in the role of a young man whose renowned father turns up missing after seeking to rid the Kingdom of an ultimate evil power. Desiring to follow in his footsteps, the lad seeks an audience with the King to set out as an adventurer, himself.

Normally, this game requires ample amounts of grinding up your OFFENSE stat in order to damage bosses. ars4326's run minimizes this aspect down to its bare requirements, by using heavy luck manipulation and exploiting the game's leveling system. In doing so, the final boss is slain in just under one hour. Not bad for a day's work!


[Tier: Vault]Genesis Traysia (USA) in 1:13:16.18 by ars4326.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2014-05-22)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 136.23 MB, length: 1:23:37)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 165.13 MB, length: 1:23:37)
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Submission #4312 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.1 (6 votes)
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: RPG
Originally known as Minato no Traysia (港のトレイジア) in Japan, this turn-based RPG adventure doesn’t involve the typical ‘save the world’ or ‘vanquish the ultimate evil’ plotline. Not this time around. It’s actually themed around a young man’s sweetheart named Traysia, as he sets out from his hometown to fulfill his dream of exploring the world (vanquishing evil is involved, however).

ars4326’s run showcases two noteworthy features in this TAS. Not a single random encounter is fought, and all boss battles are blitzed through by abusing a party member’s rapid attack animation. At times, the game may remind you of a pseudo-shooter instead of a traditional RPG.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Warsong (USA) in 2:04:08.31 by ars4326.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2016-01-05)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 348.37 MB, length: 2:09:26)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 460.95 MB, length: 2:09:26)
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Submission #4954 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #2465 (2:33:17.38)
Rating: 7.0 (3 votes)
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
- Genre: Strategy
In this traditional strategy RPG, every stage normally has to be approached carefully and with a full stock of troops. All of that was cast aside in ars4326's run, where extreme luck manipulation became the driving force in obtaining victory after unlikely victory. Garett's team operated as a virtual skeleton crew as only the bare minimum of resources were deployed in his struggle against the Dalsis Empire and a foreboding, ancient evil.

[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]Genesis Warsong (USA) in 2:33:17.38 by ars4326.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2013-10-16)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 318.68 MB, length: 2:38:23)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 373.64 MB, length: 2:38:23)
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Submission #4082 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.5 (5 votes)
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
- Genre: Strategy

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In this traditional strategy RPG, every stage normally has to be approached carefully and with a full stock of troops. All of that was cast aside in ars4326's run, where extreme luck manipulation became the driving force in obtaining victory after unlikely victory. Garett's team operated as a virtual skeleton crew as only the bare minimum of resources were deployed in his struggle against the Dalsis Empire and a foreboding, ancient evil.


Downloadable encodes have the author's commentary as soft subtitles.

[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]NES Deadly Towers (JPN) in 08:09.53 by ars4326.
Bizhawk movie (.bkm) (date: 2014-08-01)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 22.62 MB, length: 11:20)
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Submission #4379 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #503 (15:20.27)
Rating: 6.8 (9 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Major skip glitch
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
Deadly Towers is an infamous 'Nintendo Hard' game, where you control Prince Myer in his quest to destroy seven bells guarded by seven bosses and stop the evil wizard Rubas. The character is slow and takes a lot of damage very easily, making the game usually a great challenge. While there are powerups which boost your abilities, they are generally found in secret passages with no indication of their location.

In this run by ars4326, the Japanese version Mashou (魔鐘) is used due to it containing an inventory glitch that, essentially, gives you unlimited bells after death-warping and defeating Cold Killer twice. New routes, sequence breaking, and movement optimizations are also involved in this updated run.


[Tier: Vault]NES Fester's Quest (USA) in 19:38.81 by ars4326.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2015-09-09)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 29.31 MB, length: 20:58)
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Submission #4816 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.4 (5 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Shooter
Fester's Quest, developed by Sunsoft, is based on the 1960s television series The Addams Family. While out one night enjoying a quiet evening of "moonbathing", Fester witnesses an alien invasion occur against the city. Armed with his blunderbuss, Fester vows to stop this invasion by finding and defeating the 5 alien bosses (hidden in office buildings) before tracking down the UFO.

In ars4326's run, Uncle Fester briskly paces through the game's overworld and sewers, picking up a few sub-weapons from fellow Addams Family members along the way. Doing so allows quick destruction of the alien bosses guarding the clues to the UFO's whereabouts (as well as the final boss).

A time-saving glitch allowing instant wins on all of the game's bosses was forewent also, due to the author's preference not to use it.

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