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Total movies: 5


[Tier: Moons]GBA Metroid: Zero Mission (USA) "low%" in 34:42.27 by Cpadolf.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2012-04-03)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 108.91 MB, length: 39:10)
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Submission #3511 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.8 (12 votes)
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- Low% completion
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Metroid: Zero Mission is a retelling of Metroid with new plot twists and updated gameplay.

This run aims to complete the game as quickly as possible while collecting as few items as possible. This changes the gameplay, requiring more careful ammo management and new solutions to complete certain areas without powerups. Reading the author's comments is recommended.

The in-game clear time is 0:23:48. The item collection rate is 9%.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Metroid Fusion (USA) "0%" in 1:13:26.73 by Dragonfangs.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2007-04-19)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 190.12 MB, length: 1:17:04)
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Submission #1512 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #497 (1:16:14.23)
Rating: 7.8 (33.5 votes)
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Low% completion
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
Rather than being able to explore the world freely and sequence break to her heart's content, Samus is at the mercy of a computer's will. As a result this game is very linear with virtually no chance to collect items out of order.

The in-game completion time is 0:40 and no unnecessary items are collected (0%).

The encode without door transitions is available here on YouTube.


[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]NES Metroid (USA PRG0) "low%" in 11:08.78 by Lord Tom.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2010-01-19)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 22.35 MB, length: 13:38)
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Submission #2547 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1413 (11:45.46)
Rating: 8.3 (25.5 votes)
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- Low% completion
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
Metroid completed using just one item: the morphing ball.

Uses a game restart sequence (Up+A on second controller) to save time in backtracking.

This is an improvement of 36.7 seconds over the previously published run, thanks to a new route and general optimization.


This movie features commentary by the author, which has been added to the encode in the form of soft subtitles. They can be seen when watching the embedded stream via Archive.org.

[Tier: Moons]NES Rygar (USA PRG1) "0%" in 06:08.74 by Cardboard.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2010-07-28)
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Submission #2743 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.8 (19.5 votes)
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- Low% completion
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
Rygar is an action game involving a hero with a shield as a weapon. Normally, the hero must obtain items, such as a grappling hook, to be able to explore the world of Garloz, and he must also defeat five bosses to gain access to the final area. However, these requirements can be circumvented with glitches. Indeed, this run kills no bosses except the final boss and does very little leveling.

In contrast to the any% run and the warpless run, which use the European version of Rygar, this movie uses the American version. The two ROM versions have some different glitches. For more details about the ROM choice, as well as some background explaining what in the world is going on here, see the movie comments as well as our Rygar tricks page.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "low%" in 46:32.02 by Sniq.
lsnes movie (.lsmv) (date: 2016-12-02)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 257.57 MB, length: 50:38)
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Submission #5291 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #2202 (42:37.13)
Obsoletes movie #2220 (44:18.62)
Rating: 8.6 (16.5 votes)
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- Low% completion
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
Award - SNES TAS of 2016
At the end of Metroid II: Return of Samus, there is but one Metroid left in the universe. Bad things happen, and Samus Aran must once again head for Planet Zebes to battle Mother Brain, Ridley, and the Space Pirates. (And a few other bosses too.)

This movie improves on both prior low% runs (one that collects the Ice Beam and one that collects the Speed Booster) by collecting the Speed Booster and using various Shinespark-related glitches to render the Gravity Suit unnecessary, pushing the total required number of items from 14 down to 13. The author's comments are very detailed, and well worth a read if you're curious about just how everything was done.

There are a number of other routes that can be taken while still getting 13 items, but all of those routes require a specific glitch when fighting Draygon which gives you a non-infinite but arbitrarily large amount of ammunition; the item route in this movie does not permit the use of this glitch.

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]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "game end glitch" by Sniq, Taco & Total in 07:14.67 (2017-01-13)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "game end glitch" by Taco, Sniq & Total in 07:14.75 (2015-08-06)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "game end glitch" by Total, Sniq & Cpadolf in 07:15.95 (2014-07-05)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "game end glitch" by Cpadolf in 12:54.71 (2014-05-19)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "X-Ray glitch" by Cpadolf in 21:25.12 (2012-03-04)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "GT code, game end glitch" by amaurea, cpadolf, total in 14:52.88 (2014-03-24)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "X-Ray glitch" by Cpadolf in 21:35.57 (2009-04-08)
- - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "X-Ray glitch" by Cpadolf & hero of the day in 22:01.18 (2008-06-29)
Added [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "low%" by Sniq in 46:32.02 (2016-12-02)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "low%, Ice Beam" by Saturn in 42:37.13 (2012-12-10)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "low%, Speedbooster" by NameSpoofer in 44:18.62 (2012-12-18)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "low%, Ice Beam" by Terimakasih in 51:05.75 (2004-12-12)
Added [Tier: Moons]GBA Metroid: Zero Mission (USA) by Dragonfangs in 32:08.09 (2016-07-14)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GBA Metroid: Zero Mission (USA) by Dragonfangs in 32:33.43 (2008-05-13)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GBA Metroid: Zero Mission (USA) by Dragonfangs in 33:07.53 (2007-06-08)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GBA Metroid: Zero Mission (USA) by BoltR in 35:56.1 (2005-04-12)
Added [Tier: Stars]GBA Metroid: Zero Mission (USA) "100%" by Dragonfangs in 1:00:46.28 (2013-09-13)
- obsoletes [Tier: Stars]GBA Metroid: Zero Mission (USA) "100%" by Cpadolf in 1:01:08.0 (2009-11-06)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]GBA Metroid: Zero Mission (USA) "100%" by Dragonfangs in 1:01:43.7 (2007-10-10)
Added [Tier: Stars]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "100%" by Cpadolf in 1:08:15.74 (2013-08-05)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "100%" by Cpadolf in 1:08:10.87 (2008-09-26)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "100%" by JXQ in 1:10:45.02 (2007-03-19)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "100%" by JXQ in 1:13:10.22 (2006-04-20)
Added [Tier: Moons]GBA Metroid Fusion (USA) "100%" by BioSpark in 1:35:19.3 (2012-08-01)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GBA Metroid Fusion (USA) "100%" by BioSpark in 1:35:49.53 (2008-12-17)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GBA Metroid Fusion (USA) "100%" by BioSpark in 1:36:57.52 (2007-03-06)
Added [Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "reverse boss order" by Saturn in 46:42.38 (2012-07-16)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "reverse boss order" by Taco, Kriole, Hero of the Day in 48:06.65 (2012-01-16)
Added [Tier: Moons]GBA Metroid: Zero Mission (USA) "low%" by Cpadolf in 34:42.27 (2012-04-03)
Added [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "ingame time" by Saturn in 39:15.3 (2011-10-30)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "ingame time" by Cpadolf in 41:02.4 (2008-03-02)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "ingame time" by Cpadolf in 41:22.47 (2008-03-02)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Rygar (USA PRG1) "0%" by Cardboard in 06:08.74 (2010-07-28)
Added [Tier: Moons][Has commentary]NES Metroid (USA PRG0) "low%" by Lord Tom in 11:08.78 (2010-01-19)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Metroid (USA PRG0) "low%" by sgrunt in 11:45.46 (2009-12-09)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Metroid (USA) "low%" by Zoizite in 11:51.08 (2004-11-14)
Added [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) by Taco & Kriole in 38:41.52 (2009-10-25)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) by hero of the day in 39:32.8 (2008-03-02)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) by hero of the day in 40:57.85 (2007-02-09)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) by Terimakasih in 46:37.08 (2005-03-28)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) by Terimakasih in 47:07.23 (2004-12-18)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) by Terimakasih in 48:09.9 (2004-11-30)
- - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) by Terimakasih in 47:50.93 (2004-11-27)
- - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) by Frenom in 51:52.3 (2004-08-16)
- - - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) by Frenom in 53:09.78 (2004-07-28)
- - - - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) by Frenom in 53:40.07 (2004-07-21)
Added [Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Metroid (USA PRG0) "100%" by Lord Tom in 33:25.7 (2009-07-05)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Metroid (USA) "100%" by Zoizite in 41:43.33 (2004-09-28)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Metroid (USA PRG0) by Lord Tom in 08:19.32 (2008-07-20)
- obsoletes [Tier: Stars]NES Metroid (USA) by hero of the day in 08:52.18 (2007-05-02)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]NES Metroid (USA) by Zoizite in 09:26.42 (2005-04-29)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Metroid (USA) by Arc in 11:45.42 (2005-01-02)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]NES Metroid (USA) by Arc in 13:31.1 (2004-07-16)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]NES Metroid (USA) by Arc in 14:14.4 (2004-06-05)
- - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Metroid (USA PRG0) by Arc in 14:53.6 (2004-04-17)
- - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Metroid (USA PRG0) by Arc in 16:11.35 (2004-03-14)
- - - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Metroid (USA PRG0) by Arc in 17:17.5 (2004-02-22)
- - - - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Metroid (USA PRG0) by Arc in 19:13.15 (2004-02-15)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Rygar (Europe) "warpless" by Lord Tom in 15:43.32 (2008-05-17)
- obsoletes [Tier: Stars]NES Rygar (Europe) "warpless" by Walker Boh in 20:26.7 (2005-04-05)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Rygar (Europe) "warpless" by Walker Boh in 21:07.04 (2004-09-30)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Rygar (Europe) "warpless" by Warp in 24:34.2 (2004-09-19)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Rygar (Europe) "warpless" by Warp in 26:59.7 (2004-04-16)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Rygar (Europe) "warpless" by Warp in 28:10.32 (2004-03-16)
- - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Rygar (Europe) "warpless" by Warp in 31:20.94 (2004-03-12)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Rygar (Europe) "warps" by Lord Tom in 05:23.14 (2008-04-05)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Rygar (Europe) by Walker Boh in 06:28.72 (2005-08-14)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Rygar (Europe) by Walker Boh in 06:45.58 (2005-05-24)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Rygar (Europe) by Walker Boh in 07:26.52 (2005-03-29)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]NES Rygar (Europe) by Walker Boh in 07:52.2 (2004-09-26)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]NES Rygar (Europe) by Walker Boh in 08:25.5 (2004-09-23)
- - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Rygar (Europe) by Bisqwit in 09:13.15 (2004-09-14)
Added [Tier: Moons]GBA Metroid Fusion (USA) "0%" by Dragonfangs in 1:13:26.73 (2007-04-19)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GBA Metroid Fusion (USA) "0%" by Megafrost in 1:16:14.23 (2006-03-12)


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