Tool-assisted game movies
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Total movies: 4

[Fastest Completion]Arcade Mercs (World) "3 players" in 10:23.03 by DarkKobold.
Final Burn Alpha movie (.fbm) (date: 2011-03-16)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 75.19 MB, length: 14:45)
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Submission #3034 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.6 (18.5 votes)
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- 3 Players
- Genre: Shooter
In Mercs, an arcade game that is also available for the Genesis, each player takes control of a member of the Wolf Force, to rescue the former President in Africa.

DarkKobold uses all three guys to save him as fast as possible.

To play the FBM file without any problems, it is important to disable the Use M68000 assembly core option in the emulator.

[Fastest Completion]Arcade Michael Jackson's Moonwalker (bootleg) "3 players" in 11:49.83 by DarkKobold.
Final Burn Alpha movie (.fbm) (date: 2010-12-29)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 58.86 MB, length: 13:49)
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Submission #2943 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.8 (20.5 votes)
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- 3 Players
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Fighting
Not only does Michael Jackson have a Genesis video game, he also has an Arcade game! This game is loosely based on the movie of the same name, featuring Michael Jackson saving children from Mr. Big. When Michael meets his pet monkey Bubbles, he turns into a killer robot!

Michael Jackson's Moonwalker is a 3 player arcade game, where you play either a white-, red-, or black-suited Michael Jackson. The author uses all three players to complete this game as fast as possible.

This movie uses a bootleg version because the proper version did not work on the emulator used.

[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement][Fastest Completion]Genesis The Lost Vikings (USA) "3 players" in 27:29.34 by Archanfel.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2015-05-10)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 103.03 MB, length: 33:34)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 150.13 MB, length: 33:34)
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Submission #4673 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #703 (35:44.6)
Rating: 8.8 (17 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- 3 Players
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Puzzle
Award - Sega TAS of 2015
In this action/puzzle game, you control three Vikings lost in time and space, each with their own special abilities needed to solve the levels.

This movie controls three characters simultaneously. Archanfel manages to improve the previous TAS by 8 minutes and 17 seconds through much better optimization. See the author's comments for what was improved.

Keep in mind that only Vikings that are onscreen can be controlled.

[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]SNES Secret of Mana (USA) "3 players" in 1:46:29.9 by Touch-me.
snes9x movie (.smv) (date: 2011-11-13)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 343.41 MB, length: 1:57:47)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 383.2 MB, length: 1:57:47)
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Submission #3311 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.0 (16 votes)
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- 3 Players
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: RPG
A Secret of Mana TAS has finally come to TASVideos!

Secret of Mana is a widely popular action RPG published by Square. It is internationally regarded as the first game of the Mana series, though the Japanese title is Seiken Densetsu 2, so it is the sequel of Final Fantasy Adventure. It utilizes real-time battles like many other action RPGs while including some unique features such as the Ring Command and multiplayer action.

Touch-me beats the game very quickly, using three players simultaneously and a whole host of glitches. For instance, many bosses can be hit for 999 instant damage using a charge counter glitch, and certain plot points are skipped. See the submission comments for more details.

The YouTube encode contains commentary from the author in the form of hard subtitles.
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