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Total movies: 13


[Tier: Moons]Arcade Bionic Commando (Europe) in 05:33.7 by RobynS.
Final Burn Alpha movie (.fbm) (date: 2016-09-03)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 16.42 MB, length: 06:17)
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Submission #5197 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #3068 (05:34.7)
Rating: 6.9 (3 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Forgoes time-saving death
- 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.

Here, RobynS improves her previous run by 60 frames.


[Tier: Moons]Arcade Dragon Unit (USA) "1 player" in 02:35.85 by nitrogenesis.
Final Burn Alpha movie (.fbm) (date: 2012-08-21)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 21.29 MB, length: 04:27)
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Submission #3676 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.5 (13.5 votes)
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- One player in a multiplayer game
- Forgoes time-saving death
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
Dragon Unit (also known as Castle of Dragon) is an obscure arcade game about a castle with a dragon in it. Perhaps it's not the most original sounding game; but it does have nudity, gratuitous violence, and Engrish to make up for it. The action is very fast paced, and with the help of TAS skills, the dragon master is dispatched quicker than a hard boiled egg.

We also have a movie of the NES version and a 2 player run.


[Tier: Stars]Arcade Metal Slug X (World) in 18:32.2 by x2poet.
Final Burn Alpha movie (.fbm) (date: 2011-05-18)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 87.43 MB, length: 23:24)
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Submission #3125 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1385 (18:48.4)
Rating: 8.5 (22.5 votes)
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- 2 Players
- Forgoes time-saving death
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Shooter
Award - Arcade TAS of 2011
Metal Slug X (2001) is a remixed version of Metal Slug 2, the second installment of an immensely popular run'n'gun series released on the Neo Geo MVS. The games are notable for incredibly detailed pixel graphics, fluid animation, and good humor; but the real key to their longevity is, of course, their high difficulty as far as survival goes.

This is x2poet's 16.42 seconds improvement over the previous movie, despite now using the hardest difficulty setting. One notable improvement is the use of both players, compared to one in the obsoleted run.

You can also see more of x2poet's Metal Slug work by looking at his runs from Metal Slug, Metal Slug 3, Metal Slug 4 and Metal Slug Advance.


You may experience desync issues if you try to play the FBM file. You can download a set of save states, from the author, to watch it from the beginning to the end. For more information about this, you can read the author's comments.


[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]Arcade Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (World) in 12:14.85 by DarkKobold.
Final Burn Alpha movie (.fbm) (date: 2010-08-14)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 87.28 MB, length: 14:50)
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Submission #2795 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.4 (25 votes)
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- 4 Players
- Forgoes time-saving death
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is an arcade game based on the TMNT cartoon released in December of 1987. Konami released this mega-hit in 1989, as one of the first arcade games to offer 4-player beat-'em-up action.

In this run, DarkKobold uses all 4 ninja turtles to freak the foot soldiers, mangle the mousers, total the Technodrome, and kick Krang and The Shredder back to Dimension-X in a little over 12 minutes.


Sonikkustar has provided commentary on the movie.

[Tier: Moons]DS Space Invaders Extreme 2 (USA) in 07:56.48 by FractalFusion.
DeSmuME movie (.dsm) (date: 2010-07-10)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 84.27 MB, length: 09:07)
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Submission #2734 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.0 (27 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Forgoes time-saving death
- Genre: Shooter
Space Invaders needs no introduction. Space Invaders Extreme 2 is part of a recent revival of the series, introducing power-ups and a variety of new gameplay modes.

This run plays Score Attack mode on the hardest available path. Note that it doesn't aim for highest score because doing so would make the movie considerably longer.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Sonic Advance 3 (USA) in 35:02.1 by Dashjump.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2016-03-19)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 193.54 MB, length: 40:18)
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Submission #5036 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #3083 (35:25.69)
Rating: 7.6 (5 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Forgoes time-saving death
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
Sonic Advance 3 is a Sonic game with a twist: the player can play with a friend in co-op mode or one of many multi-player modes like ring race. The game contains features from Sonic Advance and Sonic Advance 2, but with more options like choosing from 2 characters in story mode (a leading and a following character).

This run is an improvement of 22.71 of in-game time and 23.46 overall compared to the predecessor movie.


[Tier: Vault]GBA Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell (USA) in 36:04.7 by FractalFusion.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2007-08-05)
AVI file via BitTorrent (size: 109.50 MB, length: 37:14)
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Submission #1603 — Author's comments
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Rating: 5.9 (26 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Forgoes time-saving death
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
Splinter Cell is a well known stealth action game where agent Sam Fisher tries to rescue CIA agents from the bad guys.

However, in this run the author doesn't care about stealth at all and runs through the levels as fast as possible.

FractalFusion has also created a TAS for the game's GBA sequel.


[Tier: Vault]GBA Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow (USA) in 53:17.47 by FractalFusion.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2012-12-19)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 121.42 MB, length: 54:42)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 119.36 MB, length: 54:42)
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Submission #1896 — Author's comments
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Rating: 5.2 (5 votes)
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- Forgoes time-saving death
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Strategy
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow is the second game in the Splinter Cell series. Unlike its predecessor, you have to pay some heed to the stealth system. This leads to more creative solutions to many levels. The author's comments contain many details about the gameplay and routes chosen.

[Tier: Vault]GB Volley Fire (JPN) in 09:31.23 by MUGG.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2015-01-28)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 8.20 MB, length: 12:13)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 7.43 MB, length: 12:13)
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Submission #3250 — Author's comments
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Rating: 4.8 (5 votes)
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- Forgoes time-saving death
- Forgoes time-saving damage
- Genre: Shooter
Volley Fire is a shooter originally released in 1990. The player's objective is to destroy the enemies on the other side of the screen, tactfully aiming shots through moving debris while avoiding any hazards.

In this TAS by MUGG, enemy AI is manipulated to end all the fights in record time.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (World) "Sonic 100%" in 55:48.8 by marzojr.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2009-11-09)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 416.71 MB, length: 1:00:17)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 415.93 MB, length: 1:00:17)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 319.45 MB, length: 39:42)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 318.50 MB, length: 39:42)
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Submission #2416 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.8 (25 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- 100% completion
- Uses a suboptimal character
- Forgoes time-saving death
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
In this run of Sonic 3 & Knuckles, Sonic has decided that getting all the emeralds is the only way to go and as such powers his way through the special stages to achieve this (and a perfect ending). This run also avoids using a glitch called horizontal underflow, which is explained in the author's comments.

For those that have seen the Knuckles 100% run (or just don't like waiting around), there is a second, smaller encode that omits the emerald collection, loading/end of stage screens and removes the Hyper Sonic flash/music.


[Tier: Moons]NES Jackal (JPN/USA) in 07:25.98 by klmz.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2008-08-10)
AVI file via BitTorrent (size: 14.07 MB, length: 09:04)
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Submission #2000 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #967 (07:36.9)
Rating: 6.4 (23 votes)
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- One player in a multiplayer game
- Forgoes time-saving death
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Shooter
Unfortunately, Red from the last year's carnage got into an accident involving a badly thrown grenade and a few land mines, so Green takes it on all by himself in this new episode of Jackal.

Not having to deal with the larger amount of two-player mayhem also means the game goes faster, which is a win for everybody. (Except that Red guy.) Coupled with better playing, this constitutes the 9 second improvement over the previous movie by xipo.


[Tier: Vault][Notable improvement]NES Solomon's Key (USA) "best ending" in 25:09.58 by agwawaf.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2011-05-04)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 31.79 MB, length: 26:47)
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Submission #3145 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #498 (26:35.83)
Rating: 5.9 (10 votes)
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- Best ending
- Forgoes time-saving death
- Forgoes warps
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Puzzle
Solomon’s Key is a puzzle platform game with an old clumsy magician who has the power of creating and destroying platforms. And through that power, he saves the world.

This movie plays all the rooms of the game, including the hidden rooms with Page of Time, Page of Space, and even a princess of some kind. (Fairy collection rooms were not included.) No warps were used. Due to those secrets, it accomplishes the best ending of the game.

This movie is almost a minute and a half faster than the predecessor movie. In addition, it marks the obsoletion of the last Famtasia movie.


[Tier: Vault]SNES Q*bert 3 (USA) in 1:02:59.19 by JoshButro.
snes9x movie (.smv) (date: 2015-02-06)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 610.97 MB, length: 1:03:31)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 690.16 MB, length: 1:03:31)
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Submission #4548 — Author's comments
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Rating: 4.3 (4 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Forgoes time-saving death
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Puzzle
Q*bert 3 is the next puzzle game in this long running series starring Q*bert, Coily and the rest of the bad guys.

Q*bert's objective is to jump around the board changing the color (paint) of each of the blocks into the final color, while multiple enemies chase him and sometimes adversely change the block colors themselves.

This run by JoshButro completes the game fast by manipulating enemies and items and changing the "polarity" of certain stages.

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]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (any) "Knuckles, 100%" by joojamoi & Evil_3D in 44:27.74 (2017-09-21)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (World) "Knuckles, 100%" by Evil_3D in 44:57.97 (2017-06-12)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (World) "Knuckles 100%" by Upthorn in 45:28.6 (2007-01-26)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (World) "Knuckles" by Evil_3D, WST & Marzojr in 22:07.68 (2017-06-13)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic and Knuckles (World) "Knuckles" by WST, feeuzz & Qwerty in 11:32.46 (2013-12-13)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic & Knuckles (USA) "Knuckles" by Qwerty in 11:57.29 (2013-11-24)
Added [Tier: Moons]GBA Sonic Advance 3 (USA) "100%" by Dashjump in 1:07:51.89 (2017-06-11)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GBA Sonic Advance 3 (USA) "100%" by Dashjump in 1:09:59.42 (2015-12-22)
Added [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: Moons]GBA Sonic Advance 3 (USA) by Dashjump in 35:02.1 (2016-03-19)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GBA Sonic Advance 3 (USA) by Dashjump in 35:25.69 (2016-02-13)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GBA Sonic Advance 3 (USA) by nitsuja in 35:56.75 (2006-09-10)
Added [Tier: Vault]SNES Q*bert 3 (USA) by JoshButro in 1:02:59.19 (2015-02-06)
Added [Tier: Vault]GB Volley Fire (JPN) by MUGG in 09:31.23 (2015-01-28)
Added [Tier: Moons]Arcade Dragon Unit (USA) "2 players" by mamuuuut in 02:47.48 (2015-01-22)
Added [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (any) "newgame+" by marzojr & Aglar in 27:31.29 (2014-12-18)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (World) "newgame+" by marzojr in 31:16.15 (2010-09-11)
Added [Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers][Notable improvement]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (any) by Aglar & marzojr in 26:53.06 (2014-12-17)
- obsoletes [Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (World) by nitsuja & Upthorn & marzojr in 29:51.2 (2010-10-23)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (any) by nitsuja & Upthorn & marzojr in 32:05.52 (2010-08-07)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (any) by nitsuja & Upthorn & marzojr in 32:19.38 (2009-11-26)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (any) by nitsuja & Upthorn in 33:05.78 (2008-05-19)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (any) by nitsuja in 34:22.02 (2007-04-08)
- - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (any) by nitsuja in 35:19.62 (2006-11-03)
- - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (World) by SprintGod in 45:55.82 (2005-05-05)
- - - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (any) by SprintGod in 49:31.67 (2004-08-09)
Added [Tier: Stars]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (World) "Knuckles, ring attack" by TheYogWog in 1:14:55.9 (2014-05-12)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (World) "Tails" by Aglar & marzojr in 30:12.52 (2013-10-18)
Added [Tier: Vault]GBA Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow (USA) by FractalFusion in 53:17.47 (2012-12-19)
Added [Tier: Moons]Arcade Dragon Unit (USA) "1 player" by nitrogenesis in 02:35.85 (2012-08-21)
Added [Tier: Stars]Arcade Metal Slug X (World) by x2poet in 18:32.2 (2011-05-18)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Arcade Metal Slug X (World) by AngerFist in 18:48.4 (2009-11-07)
Added [Tier: Vault][Notable improvement]NES Solomon's Key (USA) "best ending" by agwawaf in 25:09.58 (2011-05-04)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Solomon's Key (USA) "best ending" by Bisqwit in 26:35.83 (2006-03-12)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Solomon's Key (USA) by Bisqwit in 22:43.95 (2004-02-20)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Solomon's Key (USA) by Bisqwit in 23:24.4 (2004-02-15)
Added [Tier: Moons][Has commentary]Arcade Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (World) by DarkKobold in 12:14.85 (2010-08-14)
Added [Tier: Moons]DS Space Invaders Extreme 2 (USA) by FractalFusion in 07:56.48 (2010-07-10)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (World) "Sonic 100%" by marzojr in 55:48.8 (2009-11-09)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Jackal (JPN/USA) by klmz in 07:25.98 (2008-08-10)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Jackal (USA) by xipo in 07:36.9 (2007-09-27)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Jackal (USA) by TheAxeMan in 08:24.82 (2004-10-10)
Added [Tier: Vault]GBA Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell (USA) by FractalFusion in 36:04.7 (2007-08-05)


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