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Total movies: 9


[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement][Fastest Completion]Genesis X-Men 2: Clone Wars (USA/Europe) in 15:58.99 by Truncated & Sonikkustar.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2021-06-21)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 80.39 MB, length: 27:12)
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Submission #7143 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #2007 (18:46.97)
Rating: 9.0 (4 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
In X-Men 2: Clone Wars, the alien race Phalanx invades the earth and the X-Men and some X-Women try to stop them.

You get to choose which X-Man to play in every stage. Most of the time Nightcrawler is used because he has the highest movement speed. Second in command is Wolverine because he has the second highest speed and also deals a ton of damage.

The game is unique in the regard that it starts as soon as you power on your console. No SEGA logo, no title screen, no character select. Normally the game pseudorandomly gives you Beast, but changing the types of controllers (3- or 6-button) throws off the start-up timing enough that a faster character can be gotten.

This movie is 2:49.21 minutes shorter than the previous publication thanks to a variety of new tricks explained in the authors' comments.


[Fastest Completion]Genesis Castlevania: Bloodlines (USA) "John Morris" in 27:36.17 by Samhain-Grim & Truncated.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2008-11-08)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 97.85 MB, length: 31:11)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 106.46 MB, length: 31:14)
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Submission #2114 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.5 (51 votes)
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Castlevania's foray onto the Genesis sees two protagonists duke it out with Dracula and his minions: John Morris and Eric Lecarde. John Morris carries the famed whip, and Eric Lecarde wields a spear.

This run sees John Morris take on the hordes of minions. While Morris is essentially slower in movement, he is still the faster of the two due to his ability to destroy the bosses quicker than Lecarde. For more precise details, see the authors' detailed submission text.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Castlevania: Bloodlines (USA) "Eric Lecarde" in 27:41.93 by Samhain-Grim & Truncated.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2008-11-08)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 111.47 MB, length: 31:22)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 105.03 MB, length: 31:19)
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Submission #2115 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.4 (51.5 votes)
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- Uses a suboptimal character
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Castlevania's foray onto the Genesis sees two protagonists duke it out with Dracula and his minions: John Morris and Eric Lecarde. John Morris carries the famed whip, and Eric Lecarde wields a spear.

This run sees Eric Lecarde take his turn against the vast minions of Dracula. While Lecarde moves slightly faster than Morris, lag from his magic spear had to be taken into account more often, and he is weaker against bosses. For more precise details, see the authors' detailed submission text for Morris.


[Fastest Completion]Genesis Ranger X (USA) in 09:32.5 by Truncated & TheRandomPie_IV.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2011-05-03)
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Submission #3127 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.0 (14.5 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Shooter
A late-lifetime release for the Genesis/MegaDrive, Ranger-X features the eponymous character fighting back an invasion of his homeworld with a powered suit, jetpack, and more weaponry than most people could ever use in a lifetime.

This run originates from TASVideos' Dream Team Contest 2 back in 2009, and is an improvement of 1:48.68 over the best submission from then.


[Fastest Completion]Genesis Alien Soldier (JPN) in 18:32.27 by Dammit & Truncated.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2009-09-02)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 143.23 MB, length: 25:04)
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Submission #2386 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.0 (29 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter
VISUALSHOCK! SPEEDSHOCK! SOUNDSHOCK!
NOW IS TIME TO THE 68000 HEART ON FIRE!

Alien Soldier, released in 1995, is a spiritual successor to Gunstar Heroes (you can tell by the cameo appearances of certain bosses), and a real treat in terms of production values as described in the tagline quoted above. The game's rather nonsensical plot boils down to the protagonist, Epsilon-Eagle, having to fight his former terrorist comrades (as well as everything on his path). Thankfully, speedrunners don't care about plots either way.

What is more important is that Alien Soldier epitomizes Treasure's concept of an action game: a fast-paced, flashy, relentless boss rush. As such, it has 33 grotesque bosses, each of them promising a guaranteed game over for inexperienced players. However, using Epsilon-Eagle's vast arsenal of weapons and dodging abilities, the authors plow through the game's "SUPERHARD" difficulty without any regard to its name in this long-awaited movie, achieving a total in-game time of 8 minutes 13 seconds.


[Console-verified][Fastest Completion]NES Metal Force (Korea) in 13:09.6 by adelikat, Aglar, AntyMew, Aqfaq, Cardboard, Masterjun, MESHUGGAH, MUGG, negative seven, Noxxa, Scepheo, thelegendarymudkip & Truncated.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2015-02-23)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 32.44 MB, length: 16:48)
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Submission #4582 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.4 (10 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Metal Force is an unlicensed game developed by Open Corp. (who also made Buzz and Waldog) and released in 1994 in South Korea. It is of surprisingly solid quality for an unlicensed title. It controls similarly to classic Mega Man games, except you have two different weapons which you can switch between and upgrade by collecting powerups from enemies. Aside from that, it is a linear adventure comprised of 7 missions, with a boss battle at the end of each. The stages of each mission are quite expansive and packed with enemies and obstacles.

This game was run as part of TASVideos' Dream Team Contest 5, and this TAS was built on a combination of multiple submissions of said contest - hence the high number of authors.

In this TAS, the authors make expansive use of the weapons and the various boosts in order to beat the game in 13 minutes and 9.6 seconds.

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[Console-verified][Fastest Completion]Genesis Taz-Mania (World) in 06:36.37 by Aqfaq, Sonikkustar & Truncated.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2011-08-27)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 22.28 MB, length: 07:42)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 25.21 MB, length: 07:43)
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Submission #3267 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #537 (08:52.53)
Rating: 7.1 (22 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
A short TAS featuring an absurdly fast character with bad sound effects in a broken game. This version is over 2 minutes faster than the previous version due to a warp glitch. This glitch allows the player to start a level at the same X and Y coordinates as the player had when the previous level ended.


Note: The audio issues are a result of Gens's inaccurate audio emulation.

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[Fastest Completion]Genesis Chuck Rock II: Son of Chuck (USA) in 17:58.42 by Truncated.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2012-10-06)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 123.36 MB, length: 22:12)
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Submission #3709 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1524 (18:30.63)
Rating: 6.7 (7 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
Long after Chuck Rock rescues his significant other, they are married and have a son. In this game, Chuck is kidnapped, and it's up to his son to rescue him!

With the help of new tricks and more precise actions, Truncated has shaved 32.25 seconds off of the previous movie. See the author's comments for an explanation of the new tricks as well as detailed comments on the improvements made in each level.


[Fastest Completion]DOS Castle Adventure (USA) in 00:19.45 by Ilari & Truncated.
JPC-RR movie (.jrsr) (date: 2012-11-10)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 706.14 KB, length: 00:28)
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Submission #3678 — Author's comments
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Rating: 4.8 (23.5 votes)
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- Genre: Adventure
Castle Adventure is a game made in 1984 about a cloverleaf person trapped in a deserted castle with monsters roaming around. You have to find a way to escape the castle by searching for clues.

You move around with the arrow keys. If you manage to find a weapon, you can attack enemies by simply moving into them. Similarily, you can pick up objects on the ground by moving into them. You can also type in commands such as "LOOK DESK", "TAKE KEY", "READ BOOK", and "DROP FLASK". There are treasures to be found and monsters to be slain in order to increase your score.

In this TAS, Ilari & Truncated clear the game in a blindingly fast 19.45 seconds utilizing subframe optimization and rapid keyboard-twisting input. For details, read the authors' comments.

The run is so fast that the emulator can't draw all of the game's video output, so the downloadable encodes are made with a hacked version of the emulator that draws all of them.

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