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Total movies: 17


[Tier: Moons]Arcade Bionic Commando (USA) in 04:54.85 by RobynS.
Final Burn Alpha movie (.fbm) (date: 2018-05-26)
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Obsoletes movie #3210 (05:33.7)
Rating: 8.3 (4 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Before reminiscing about a man I knew when I was young, before rescuing a hero named Joe, there were games where you played as Joe himself! The Bionic Commando arcade game, sequel to Commando, introduces the first hero in a platform game who couldn't even jump, which spawned many sequels.

Thanks to collecting an item that increases the speed of the bionic arm quite a bit, abusing death to skip the elevator in Mission 4 and better overall optimisation, RobynS improves the previous publication by 38.85 seconds.


[Tier: Moons]Arcade Bionic Commando (Europe) in 05:33.7 by RobynS.
Final Burn Alpha movie (.fbm) (date: 2016-09-03)
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Obsoletes movie #3068 (05:34.7)
Rating: 7.2 (5 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Forgoes time-saving death
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform

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Before reminiscing about a man I knew when I was young, before rescuing a hero named Joe, there were games where you played as Joe himself! The Bionic Commando arcade game, sequel to Commando, introduces the first hero in a platform game who couldn't even jump, which spawned many sequels.

Here, RobynS improves her previous run by 60 frames.


[Tier: Moons]Arcade Bionic Commando (Europe) in 05:34.7 by RobynS.
Final Burn Alpha movie (.fbm) (date: 2016-02-04)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 16.42 MB, length: 06:18)
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Submission #4989 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1618 (05:48.1)
Rating: 7.0 (4 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Forgoes time-saving death
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform

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Before reminiscing about a man I knew when I was young, before rescuing a hero named Joe, there were games where you played as Joe himself! The Bionic Commando arcade game, sequel to Commando, introduces the first hero in a platform game who couldn't even jump, which spawned many sequels.

RobynS improves the previous run by 13.4 seconds, thanks to more optimised routes.


[Tier: Moons]GB The Blues Brothers (USA) in 03:06.51 by RobynS.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2016-01-21)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 4.08 MB, length: 03:33)
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Submission #4969 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.5 (8 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
This is a run of the Game Boy version of The Blues Brothers. Contrary to the NES counterpart, it features different level design and glitches not found in the NES version (read the author's comments for more details on the glitches). The plot basically remains the same, though.

RobynS extensively utilizes a glitch to allow multiple jumps off walls, beating the game in record time.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]Genesis Normy's Beach Babe-o-Rama (USA/Europe) in 10:20.73 by RobynS.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2016-12-29)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 69.67 MB, length: 11:00)
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Submission #5329 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1856 (12:04.42)
Rating: 7.4 (3 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Based on the comic strip Making It, Normy's Beach Babe-o-Rama was released in 1994 by Electronic Arts. The plot is that Normy's hanging out with some beach babes when suddenly an evil alien ship beams them aboard! Normy recieves a note that he's the only one that can save them and so he uses some magic suntan lotion to travel through time to rescue them.

RobynS abuses Normy's dash to make quick work of the game's six levels, with the occasional glitch thrown in for good measure.


[Tier: Vault]Genesis Superman (USA) in 14:32.54 by RobynS.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2016-01-24)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 42.73 MB, length: 16:53)
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Submission #4966 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #2122 (15:38.27)
Rating: 6.4 (4 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
Superman is a platformer for the Sega Genesis. As the Man of Steel, you jump, punch and kick your way through several levels, battling the likes of Prankster, Metallo, and Mr. Mxyzptlk to keep Metropolis safe.

This run improves the previous run by over a minute due to more punching and better optimization.


[Tier: Moons]GG Ninja Gaiden (USA) in 07:16.63 by RobynS.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2016-02-19)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 12.96 MB, length: 11:53)
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Submission #5018 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1635 (07:33.02)
Rating: 6.6 (7 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Ninja Gaiden for Game Gear is quite unlike the NES version or even its cousin on the Master System. It has a similar (but simpler) feel as the Master System version, but has the wall climbing element of the NES game. But like the others, it has ninjas. And ninjas are cool.

The key to a TAS of this game is special weapon maintenance. Bosses receive double the damage when hit with special weapons, so managing the weapons used and conserving force are critical to optimizing this game.

This movie improves the previous run by 16.39 seconds.


[Tier: Moons]NES Digger T. Rock: Legend of the Lost City (USA) in 03:26.06 by RobynS.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2016-02-12)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 6.65 MB, length: 04:53)
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Submission #5013 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1571 (03:26.93)
Rating: 7.0 (5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Genre: Platform
Digger T. Rock is searching for the Lost City and must dig through eight caverns to find it. On the way he must battle... dinosaurs!

RobynS improves the previous run by 0.87 seconds, thanks to slightly better optimisation.


[Tier: Vault]NES Joe & Mac (USA) in 06:30.54 by RobynS.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2016-06-07)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 16.98 MB, length: 09:07)
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Submission #5126 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #2196 (06:41.3)
Rating: 6.0 (7 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja features the characters Joe and Mac as cavemen ninjas in a multi-level platform area where the player has to jump and club incoming enemies. They can also throw at them from distance using such weapons as boomerangs, bones, fire, flints, electricity and stone wheels. The objective of the game is to rescue a group of girls who were kidnapped by a rival tribe.

This run improves the predecessor movie by 607 frames from some lag reduction and better boss fights.


[Tier: Moons]NES Kiwi Kraze (USA) in 02:18.97 by RobynS.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2016-01-29)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 6.87 MB, length: 03:15)
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Submission #4981 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1340 (02:24.28)
Rating: 7.7 (5 votes)
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- Uses warps
- Final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
In this game, you control a kiwi bird and rescue other kiwi birds trapped within the level. There are numerous warps, used to cut this game many minutes short of its expected completion time.

The ceiling and wall physics are very similar to Bubble Bobble, which means some of them can be passed through when you wouldn't expect it. In addition to this there is a glitch that sends you through the floor, saving a lot of time in the final stages.

RobynS improves the previous run by 5.31 seconds, thanks to better use of the glitches, better optimisation and better luck manipulation.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]NES Pipe Dream (USA) in 03:15.23 by RobynS.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2016-04-06)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 3.85 MB, length: 03:44)
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Submission #5056 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1137 (03:57.53)
Rating: 6.8 (6 votes)
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- One player in a multiplayer game
- Genre: Puzzle
Pipe Dream is a game about keeping unsolidified jello in tubes long enough for it to solidify. More or less.

In this movie, RobynS places pipes faster than a plumber on fifteen cups of coffee and only goes as far as absolutely required to contain the goo.

Unfortunately, the annoying music played though most of the game is the "turbo mode" music, and since turbo mode makes the goo flow faster, it can't be ignored in a run that aims for fastest time. It's a good idea to just turn off sound while watching this movie.

This movie stops after playing though all stages once. After that, the set of stages repeats endlessly, not unlike Elevator Action and Circus Charlie.

This run improves upon the previous publication by 40.96 seconds by using a new trick which enables the flooz to start flowing much quicker than normal.


[Tier: Vault]NES Platoon (USA PRG1) in 07:37.13 by RobynS.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2017-09-08)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 13.33 MB, length: 09:41)
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Submission #5647 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #2163 (08:26.28)
Rating: 5.8 (4 votes)
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Shooter
The film Platoon featured a squad of five soldiers on their mission for the US Army in Vietnam. In this action game based around the film, you take control of these five guys in turn, with the chance to switch between them as they each take one of the 3 hits that would kill them.

In this run, the author easily navigates the game's maze-like maps in under 8 minutes, obsoleting the previous run by 49.23 seconds thanks to a faster route and better movement techniques.


[Tier: Vault]NES The Adventures of Captain Comic (USA) in 07:30.29 by RobynS.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2016-02-11)
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Submission #4995 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #2198 (07:30.82)
Rating: 5.0 (4 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform
The Adventures of Captain Comic is an unlicensed port of an MS-DOS game to the NES. It was created by Color Dreams, a company famous for bypassing the NES' lockout chip and producing poor quality unlicensed games. The story is that galactic hero Captain Comic must recover three treasures which have been stolen away and hidden on the remote planet of Tambi.

The author, RobynS, picks up all three treasures and completes the game in only seven and a half minutes. This run is 32 frames faster than the previous run of this game by Randil.


[Tier: Moons]NES Wolverine (USA) "warps" in 06:16.18 by RobynS.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2016-11-12)
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Rating: 6.9 (4 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Wolverine is an action-platformer starring the hero of the same name from the X-Men. In it, Wolverine finds himself stranded on an island full of obstacles, enemies, and hamburger power-ups. He must navigate through it all with his iconic claws to defeat his evil adversaries Magneto and, finally, Sabretooth.

RobynS uses the weirdly placed warps to beat the game in record time.

For more Wolverine action, please watch the warpless movie.


[Tier: Moons]NES Wolverine (USA) "warpless" in 07:57.46 by RobynS.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2016-09-01)
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Obsoletes movie #1953 (08:10.94)
Rating: 7.2 (4 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes warps
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Wolverine is an action-platformer starring the hero of the same name from the X-Men. In it, Wolverine finds himself stranded on an island full of obstacles, enemies, and hamburger power-ups. He must navigate through it all with his iconic claws to defeat his evil adversaries Magneto and, finally, Sabretooth.

This is a 13.47 improvement over the previous movie by goofydylan8.

Please also check out the run for Spider-Man/X-Men: Arcade's Revenge, which is a SNES game, also made by LJN, where Wolverine's gameplay was ported to the applicable levels.


[Tier: Moons]SMS Alex Kidd in Shinobi World (USA/Europe) in 06:14.85 by RobynS.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2016-01-06)
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Obsoletes movie #1441 (06:21.08)
Rating: 7.0 (8 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform

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This is the final game of the Alex Kidd series, once Sega's flagship series. As the title suggests, this is a bit of a departure from the other games in the series and borrows concepts heavily from the Shinobi games.

Here, Alex Kidd's girlfriend has been kidnapped and he needs to go rescue her. In addition to his bizarre ability to use poles and ropes to turn into a fireball, he also apparently has the ability to use ladders to warp through solid walls.

RobynS improves the previous run by 6.23 seconds, thanks to better optimisation and new tricks.


[Tier: Moons]SMS Hokuto no Ken (JPN) in 05:06.94 by RobynS.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2016-02-10)
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Obsoletes movie #1601 (05:12.87)
Rating: 6.1 (7 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Genre: Fighting
Hokuto no Ken is one of many video games based on the long-running manga Fist of the North Star (北斗の拳, Hokuto no Ken). This game follows Kenshiro across a world devastated by nuclear war as he journeys to rescue his girl, Julia, from his rival, Shin. To beat Shin's seemingly unstoppable army, Kenshiro uses the secret fighting technique Hokuto Shin Ken to twist his opponents' muscles until they literally explode.

RobynS improves the previous run by 5.93 seconds, thanks to better optimisation.

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]Arcade Bionic Commando (USA) by RobynS in 04:54.85 (2018-05-26)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Arcade Bionic Commando (Europe) by RobynS in 05:33.7 (2016-09-03)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Arcade Bionic Commando (Europe) by RobynS in 05:34.7 (2016-02-04)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Arcade Bionic Commando (USA) by Mukki in 05:48.1 (2010-09-12)
Added [Tier: Vault]NES Platoon (USA PRG1) by RobynS in 07:37.13 (2017-09-08)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Platoon (USA PRG1) by chupapi in 08:26.28 (2012-11-21)
Added [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]SMS Alex Kidd in Shinobi World (USA/Europe) by The8bitbeast in 05:27.84 (2017-02-14)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SMS Alex Kidd in Shinobi World (USA/Europe) by RobynS in 06:14.85 (2016-01-06)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SMS Alex Kidd in Shinobi World (USA/Europe) by AngerFist in 06:21.08 (2010-01-13)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]SMS Alex Kidd in Shinobi World (USA/Europe) by AngerFist in 06:33.67 (2007-12-02)
Added [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]Genesis Normy's Beach Babe-o-Rama (USA/Europe) by RobynS in 10:20.73 (2016-12-29)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Normy's Beach Babe-o-Rama (USA/Europe) by nitrogenesis in 12:04.42 (2011-08-12)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Wolverine (USA) "warps" by RobynS in 06:16.18 (2016-11-12)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Wolverine (USA) "warpless" by RobynS in 07:57.46 (2016-09-01)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Wolverine (USA) by goofydylan8 in 08:10.94 (2012-01-20)
Added [Tier: Vault]NES Joe & Mac (USA) by RobynS in 06:30.54 (2016-06-07)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Joe & Mac (USA) by georgiek in 06:41.3 (2012-12-08)
Added [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]NES Pipe Dream (USA) by RobynS in 03:15.23 (2016-04-06)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Pipe Dream (USA) by Explosion Pills in 03:57.53 (2008-06-26)
Added [Tier: Moons]GG Ninja Gaiden (USA) by RobynS in 07:16.63 (2016-02-19)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GG Ninja Gaiden (USA) by adelikat in 07:33.02 (2010-10-05)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Digger T. Rock: Legend of the Lost City (USA) by RobynS in 03:26.06 (2016-02-12)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Digger T. Rock: Legend of the Lost City (USA) by Kyman & SilentSlayers in 03:26.93 (2010-07-15)
Added [Tier: Vault]NES The Adventures of Captain Comic (USA) by RobynS in 07:30.29 (2016-02-11)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES The Adventures of Captain Comic (USA) by Randil in 07:30.82 (2012-12-08)
Added [Tier: Moons]SMS Hokuto no Ken (JPN) by RobynS in 05:06.94 (2016-02-10)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]SMS Hokuto no Ken (JPN) by arukAdo in 05:12.87 (2010-08-14)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Kiwi Kraze (USA) by RobynS in 02:18.97 (2016-01-29)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Kiwi Kraze (USA) by Max12187566 & J.Y in 02:24.28 (2009-08-14)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Kiwi Kraze (USA) by Krieger in 03:58.45 (2006-08-30)
Added [Tier: Vault]Genesis Superman (USA) by RobynS in 14:32.54 (2016-01-24)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]Genesis Superman (USA) by Highness in 15:38.27 (2012-11-06)
Added [Tier: Moons]GB The Blues Brothers (USA) by RobynS in 03:06.51 (2016-01-21)

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