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Total movies: 12


[Tier: Vault]Genesis Might and Magic: Gates to Another World (USA/Europe) in 06:15.33 by Dammit.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2012-12-12)
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Submission #2015 — Author's comments
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Rating: 4.9 (7 votes)
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- Pacifist version
- Uses warps
- Genre: RPG
Might and Magic II: Gates to Another World is an RPG with some amazingly grand scope. Levels up to 255, hp to 65535, +63 weapons, battles with 255 opponents, time travel, and characters dying of old age.

This run takes care of money problems by finding a nameless, glitched party member and taking all his stuff. Teleportation is used in some places it normally can't be by resting to reset the forbidden flag. Walking backwards is employed when it reduces screen draw time. Temple blessings are used rather than a cleric, and items are used instead of a sorcerer.


[Tier: Vault]NES Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Heroes of the Lance (USA) in 06:18.4 by Randil.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2012-12-02)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 5.03 MB, length: 07:32)
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Submission #915 — Author's comments
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Rating: 4.1 (13.5 votes)
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- Pacifist version
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
Heroes of the Lance is based on the first Dragonlance campaign and novel. The party journeys through the ruined city of Xak Tsaroth, face the ancient dragon Khisanth and retrieve the Disks of Mishakal. The interface is setup as a side scroller and only one member of the party is controlled at once.

In the run Randil blitzes through everything, not taking the time to kill or even hit any of the regular enemies. The spell being cast most of the time is Protection From Evil. This creates short term invulnerability and allows for jumping through enemies.


[Tier: Moons]NES Castlevania (USA PRG1) "minimalist, pacifist" in 12:53.41 by Grincevent.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2012-09-20)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 19.39 MB, length: 14:20)
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Submission #3702 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.5 (22.5 votes)
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- Pacifist version
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
Simon is taking another shot at this castle, but feeling horrible for the destruction he caused last time, he is now trying to respect Dracula's property and leave the place untouched (even if his intention is to kill the count).

As a minimalist variation of a pacifist goal, this movie does not contain any destruction in the levels: candles and walls are left intact, items stay untouched, and no enemy is harmed — with the exception of the bosses, who are killed mercilessly with the help of the "critical hit" glitch.

With Simon sneaking by most enemies with no subweapons and only his leather whip, this ends up being quite a stealthy run.


[Tier: Moons]NES Contra (JPN) "pacifist" in 09:29.08 by Soig & zyr2288.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2011-11-27)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 22.01 MB, length: 12:23)
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Submission #3372 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1883 (09:35.93)
Rating: 7.1 (16 votes)
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- Pacifist version
- One player in a multiplayer game
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter
Contra completed fast, with an additional goal: do not kill enemies directly unless absolutely necessary to complete the game.

The hero shows the ultimate display of pacifism by sacrificing his own life in order to not destroy the Level 5 tanks.

This movie improves upon the previous movie by 6.85 seconds.


Note: This game was released under different names, such as 魂斗羅 (kontora) in Japan, and Probotector in Europe. GryZor is also used in Europe on some other systems.


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Darkwing Duck (USA) "pacifist" in 12:35.66 by feos.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2015-06-03)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 20.25 MB, length: 14:09)
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Submission #4666 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.9 (8 votes)
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- Pacifist version
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Platform
The city of St. Canard is plagued by an unseen crime wave. The intelligence agency S.H.U.S.H. suspects that the shady organization F.O.W.L. and their valued operative Steelbeak are its causes. The caped superhero Darkwing has made quite some enemies in the criminal circles thanks to his past heroic deeds, and now the entire city has to pay for that. Naturally, the valiant duck is determined to travel through the dangerous streets of St. Canard, defeat his foes, and foil Steelbeak's plans.

Darkwing Duck is a side-scrolling platform game featuring the titular character from the Disney television series. The gameplay is similar to Duck Tales, also resembling Mega Man games in many ways. Darkwing's default weapon is a gas gun; special adapters that modify its functions can be collected during exploration. By using his cape, Darkwing is able to deflect some of the enemy projectiles. Weapons can be changed via a sub-screen.

For a "pacifist" type of completion, this run avoids killing enemies (they might also have dropped health refills, so health management is mandatory), and to offer maximum variety in addition to the any% version, doesn't use the subweapons. It offers some fresh action and manipulation on bosses, but can't be done entirely along with pacifist, so feos has to use a single arrow to save a single enemy's life.


[Tier: Vault]NES Silver Surfer (USA) in 29:45.41 by Skaad & HardCoreMangeur.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2012-11-04)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 49.96 MB, length: 31:02)
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Submission #3049 — Author's comments
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Rating: 5.2 (10 votes)
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- Pacifist version
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Shooter
Silver Surfer is a shoot 'em up released in 1990. You take control of the Silver Surfer across various levels that alternate between a side-scrolling and an overhead perspective.

The game is infamous for its legendary difficulty. The Silver Surfer has an enormous hitbox and can only take one hit, and there are many enemies cluttering each of the levels. To make matters worse, touching any wall, no matter how softly, results in instant death.

Despite this, Skaad and HardCoreMangeur ride through the game without harming a single enemy (except for the bosses, which are destroyed to be able to progress). Listen for the great music by the Follin brothers!


[Tier: Moons]NES Super C (USA) "pacifist" in 13:21.4 by Heidman.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2013-01-19)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 28.12 MB, length: 14:30)
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Submission #3755 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.5 (9 votes)
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- Pacifist version
- Uses death to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Shooter
Super C completed as fast as possible, with an additional goal: do not kill enemies directly unless absolutely necessary to complete the game. Our bare-chested hero shows the ultimate display of pacifism by sacrificing his own life multiple times near the end against stationary enemies.

This awe inspiring TAS by Heidman has the hero dancing through densely packed screens of enemies and weapon fire, narrowly avoiding certain death again and again. Watch riveted in your seat, as you wonder how will he escape each new situation he gets into.


[Tier: Moons]NES Yo! Noid (USA) in 19:29.27 by foda.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2009-07-05)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 34.41 MB, length: 20:52)
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Submission #1409 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.0 (23 votes)
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- Pacifist version
- Uses warps
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Platform
Yo! Noid is a game centered around a short man in a rabbit suit making his way through New York City to defeat an identical man in a different color rabbit suit for a pizza reward. The game was conceived as part of a 1980s advertising campaign for Domino's Pizza. As anyone who has played the game knows, the game is quite difficult, since the controls are sluggish, one hit kills you, and the pizza bonus games at the end can be difficult to win if you don't pick up enough useful powerups.

With some movement glitches, warps, and luck manipulation, FODA beats this game very quickly. Not only that, to make the run even harder and more impressive, he doesn't kill any enemies.


[Tier: Moons]PSX Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (USA) "pacifist, low level" in 21:08.62 by ForgoneMoose.
PSXjin movie (.pjm) (date: 2014-08-04)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 93.71 MB, length: 29:12)
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Submission #4374 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.0 (7 votes)
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- Pacifist version
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
Not only was Castlevania: Symphony of the Night the first installment of the Castlevania series on PSX but also the first PSX game to have a published run here. Follow Dracula's son Alucard as he glitches through the castle on a quest to end his father's life.

This run beats the game at level 1 with 0 experience, and the only official (recorded in the bestiary) kill being Dracula. A few other enemies are killed using a glitch to avoid the kill being recorded or experience being awarded.


[Tier: Vault]SNES Bébé's Kids (USA) in 10:19.1 by Cooljay.
snes9x movie (.smv) (date: 2012-12-03)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 21.16 MB, length: 11:22)
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Submission #3635 — Author's comments
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Rating: 3.4 (13 votes)
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- Pacifist version
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Fighting
This game has won first place on several worst game of all time lists. Despite that, Cooljay tries as hard as he can to make it watchable, and complete this travesty of a game in little more than 10 minutes.

[Tier: Moons]SNES Contra 3: The Alien Wars (USA) "pacifist" in 14:05.31 by McBobX.
snes9x movie (.smv) (date: 2013-08-12)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 76.83 MB, length: 17:27)
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Submission #4037 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #745 (14:25.25)
Rating: 6.7 (10 votes)
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- Pacifist version
- One player in a multiplayer game
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter
Trying to strike a compromise with peace activists, the guy who destroys the world bare-chested has been ordered to stop an alien invasion while taking as few lives as possible. As such, this run completes Contra 3 while only destroying enemies and obstacles if they prevent advancement. This requires much more careful dodging than the other run that avoids the warp glitch does.

Our hero takes the dodging one step further by adding the limitation that he cannot shoot enemy projectiles. However, frustrated by the lack of carnage and by the political pressure, our hero lets off steam sometimes by shooting the scenery and doing entertaining dances and poses.

This run improves the previous publication by 25.40 seconds.


[Tier: Vault]SNES Ultima: The False Prophet (USA) in 07:56.07 by ketomei.
snes9x movie (.smv) (date: 2009-09-24)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 11.77 MB, length: 08:43)
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Submission #2350 — Author's comments
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Rating: 5.4 (15.5 votes)
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- Pacifist version
- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Genre: RPG
The sixth installment of the Ultima series. The game normally involves tracking down runes, navigating huge dungeons, engaging in combat, locating pirate treasure and questing to restore peace between humans and gargoyles.

However, using an inventory corruption glitch, the author decides to take the quick route and skip over almost the entire game. See the author's comments for more information.

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: Stars]NES Castlevania (USA PRG1) by Challenger in 11:19.03 (2017-08-12)
- obsoletes [Tier: Stars]NES Castlevania (USA PRG1) by Phil. Côté & Morrison in 11:20.5 (2007-06-26)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]NES Castlevania (USA PRG1) by Morrison in 11:34.12 (2006-10-09)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]NES Castlevania (Konami Classic) by Phil in 11:41.17 (2006-04-11)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Castlevania (USA PRG1) by Phil & Genisto in 11:43.13 (2004-04-27)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Castlevania (USA PRG1) by Bisqwit in 12:09.22 (2004-04-03)
- - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Castlevania (USA PRG1) by Bisqwit in 12:23.1 (2004-02-28)
- - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Castlevania (USA PRG1) by Bisqwit in 12:41.25 (2004-01-15)
- - - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Castlevania (USA PRG1) by Bisqwit in 13:15.55 (2004-01-10)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Super C (USA) "1 player" by xipo, feos & Koh1fds in 11:50.4 (2016-10-18)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Super C (USA) "1 player" by xipo in 12:17.42 (2013-11-07)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Super C (USA) by Soig in 12:25.19 (2013-07-14)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Super C (USA) by Airwe in 12:29.63 (2013-06-16)
Added [Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Darkwing Duck (USA) "pacifist" by feos in 12:35.66 (2015-06-03)
Added [Tier: Moons]PSX Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (USA) "Replay Mode" by ForgoneMoose in 12:44.25 (2014-08-20)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]PSX Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (USA) "Replay Mode" by ForgoneMoose in 13:21.6 (2014-02-16)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]PSX Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (USA) "Replay Mode" by ForgoneMoose in 13:38.15 (2014-01-28)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]PSX Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (USA) "Replay Mode" by arukAdo in 13:58.27 (2011-05-04)
Added [Tier: Stars][Has commentary]PSX Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (USA) "all relics & bosses" by ForgoneMoose in 36:58.32 (2014-08-10)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]PSX Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (USA) "all relics, best ending" by arukAdo in 57:20.6 (2010-08-04)
Added [Tier: Moons]PSX Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (USA) "pacifist, low level" by ForgoneMoose in 21:08.62 (2014-08-04)
Added [Tier: Moons]PSX Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (USA) "Richter mode" by pirate_sephiroth & ForgoneMoose in 05:39.85 (2014-04-21)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]PSX Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (USA) "Richter mode" by pirate_sephiroth in 05:41.73 (2009-04-16)
Added [Tier: Moons]PSX Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (USA) "game end glitch" by ForgoneMoose & sockfolder in 09:47.2 (2014-03-09)
Added [Tier: Moons]PSX Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (USA) by ForgoneMoose in 18:40.08 (2014-02-25)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]PSX Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (USA) by arukAdo & pirate_sephiroth in 19:01.63 (2009-10-16)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]PSX Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (USA) by zggzdydp in 20:18.63 (2009-01-24)
Added [Tier: Moons]SNES Contra 3: The Alien Wars (USA) "pacifist" by McBobX in 14:05.31 (2013-08-12)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Contra 3: The Alien Wars (USA) "pacifist" by Ash_Williams in 14:25.25 (2006-12-19)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Super C (USA) "pacifist" by Heidman in 13:21.4 (2013-01-19)
Added [Tier: Vault]Genesis Might and Magic: Gates to Another World (USA/Europe) by Dammit in 06:15.33 (2012-12-12)
Added [Tier: Vault]SNES Bébé's Kids (USA) by Cooljay in 10:19.1 (2012-12-03)
Added [Tier: Vault]NES Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Heroes of the Lance (USA) by Randil in 06:18.4 (2012-12-02)
Added [Tier: Vault]NES Silver Surfer (USA) by Skaad & HardCoreMangeur in 29:45.41 (2012-11-04)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Castlevania (USA PRG1) "minimalist, pacifist" by Grincevent in 12:53.41 (2012-09-20)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Contra (JPN) "pacifist" by Soig & zyr2288 in 09:29.08 (2011-11-27)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Contra (JPN) "pacifist" by Soig in 09:35.93 (2011-09-29)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Contra (JPN) "pacifist" by adelikat in 09:41.36 (2009-08-22)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Contra (JPN) "pacifist" by adelikat in 09:46.38 (2007-01-01)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Contra (USA) "pacifist" by krieg747 in 10:33.33 (2004-08-05)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Contra (JPN) by zyr2288 in 08:51.73 (2011-04-19)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Contra (JPN) by adelikat in 08:57.98 (2007-02-16)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Contra (USA) by Genisto in 09:34.12 (2004-07-09)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Contra (USA) by qcommand in 10:06.73 (2004-06-06)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Contra (USA) by Genisto in 10:15.1 (2004-03-14)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Contra (USA) by Mathieu P in 11:38.2 (2004-01-19)
Added [Tier: Vault]SNES Ultima: The False Prophet (USA) by ketomei in 07:56.07 (2009-09-24)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Yo! Noid (USA) by foda in 19:29.27 (2009-07-05)
Added [Tier: Moons]SNES Contra 3: The Alien Wars (USA) "game end glitch" by Cpadolf in 03:20.38 (2009-06-14)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Contra 3: The Alien Wars (USA) "game end glitch" by Cpadolf in 03:23.27 (2008-11-04)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Contra 3: The Alien Wars (USA) "game end glitch" by Dark Cloud in 03:32.13 (2008-02-18)
Added [Tier: Stars][Console-verified]NES Darkwing Duck (USA) by AnS & Randil in 10:59.5 (2007-08-24)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Darkwing Duck (USA) by Walker Boh in 11:35.15 (2004-08-27)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Darkwing Duck (USA) by Walker Boh in 12:32.87 (2004-05-29)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Darkwing Duck (USA) by Walker Boh in 13:26.95 (2004-05-05)
Added [Tier: Stars]NES Super C (USA) "2 players" by Baxter & adelikat in 12:20.02 (2007-04-11)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Super C (USA) by Genisto in 12:39.42 (2004-06-27)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Super C (USA) by Genisto in 13:18.35 (2004-03-12)
Added [Tier: Moons]SNES Contra 3: The Alien Wars (USA) by hero of the day in 13:03.32 (2007-02-04)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Contra 3: The Alien Wars (USA) by Ash_Williams in 13:14.7 (2006-08-20)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Contra 3: The Alien Wars (USA) by Phil & Genisto in 13:39.83 (2004-06-02)


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