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Total movies: 287


[Tier: Vault]A2600 River Raid (USA) in 1:22:47.9 by Lord Tom.
Bizhawk movie (.bkm) (date: 2015-04-13)
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Submission #4648 — Author's comments
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Rating: 5.4 (8 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Shooter
River Raid is an early vertical shooter where you fly a plane down a river and fire missiles to blow up helicopters, jets, ships and bridges.

As you can imagine, a tool-assisted speedrun turns this regular raid into an unstoppable barrage of destruction.

This movie obsoletes the previous one due to Lord Tom getting 1 million points instead of 100,000, thus reaching the true end of the game.

This run was performed by a bot coded by the author, based on a Java port of the game he wrote himself. For more on the extensive work put into this TAS, see the author's comments.


[Tier: Moons]Arcade Dragon Unit (USA) "2 players" in 02:47.48 by mamuuuut.
Final Burn Alpha movie (.fbm) (date: 2015-01-22)
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Rating: 6.7 (6 votes)
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- 2 Players
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
Dragon Unit (also known as Castle of Dragon) is a side-scrolling action-adventure game in which Geraden must hack and slash his way through the kingdom and destroy legions on Darklarza's forces. Initially equipped with a sword and a shield, plus the armor on his back, Geraden can upgrade to more powerful offensive and defensive options, as well as obtain various powerful magic spells.

While the speed boost trick can't be done when playing with two players, mamuuuut still keeps things interesting with a variety of two-player antics.

We also have a run of this game using a single player.


[Tier: Vault]Arcade Spinmaster in 13:19.07 by x2poet.
Final Burn Alpha movie (.fbm) (date: 2011-03-13)
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Submission #3037 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.0 (12 votes)
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- 2 Players
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Yippie-ki-yay!

In Spinmaster, known in Japan as Miracle Adventure (ミラクルアドベンチャー), you play as Johnny and Tom, two treasure seekers. They have to save Johnny's girlfriend and gather map pieces in order to find the biggest treasure in the world! Along the way, they must fight past lots of quirky henchmen, large bosses, and more, all accompanied by cartoony graphics and stereotypical cowboy voice clips.

In this game, Johnny and Tom can use several different types of weapons, such as the elements of ice, fire, and thunder. They can collect a limited number of super attacks, denoted by the letter "B" under their health bars, to hurt everything on the screen and damage bosses heavily. Also, health does not refill between levels.

If you want to see another Arcade game involving two treasure hunters fighting lots of enemies, be sure to check out x2poet's run of Top Hunter: Roddy & Cathy.


[Tier: Moons]Coleco Jumpman Junior (USA) in 04:40.42 by BrunoVisnadi.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2016-02-01)
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Submission #4987 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #2214 (04:48.58)
Rating: 6.8 (5 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Puzzle
Jumpman Junior is a game developed by Randy Glover, who described it as a "lite" version of Jumpman containing 12 levels for users without disk drives. In it, you need to defuse all of the bombs placed on Jupiter by terrorists. To do this, you must climb up ladders, touch the vines, and, of course, jump.

BrunoVisnadi improves the previous run by 7.70 seconds, thanks to a new trick and faster routes.

Note: The character should not be confused with Mario, who was originally named Jumpman. Interestingly enough, Glover cited Donkey Kong as inspiration for this game. It is not known whether the naming is a coincidence or not.


[Tier: Moons]DOOM Doom II: Hell on Earth "Kama Sutra" in 10:56.09 by Akse.
DooM demo (.lmp) (date: 2015-10-10)
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Rating: 7.2 (6 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Shooter
Kama Sutra is a 32-level Doom 2 megawad released in March of 2005, created by Adolf "Gusta" Vojta and Jakub "method man" Razak, a pair of Czech speedrunners. They are together known as the "KSteam" after this project.

This run uses Skill 4, Ultra-Violence. This is the most common skill level used in the Doom speedrunning and TAS community.


[Tier: Stars]DOOM Final Doom (unknown) "The Plutonia Experiment" in 14:05.96 by Clumsydoomer.
DooM demo (.lmp) (date: 2015-06-10)
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Submission #4621 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.3 (10 votes)
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Shooter
Final Doom is a Doom game that uses the engine, items, and characters from Doom II: Hell on Earth, distributed officially by id. It is meant as a sequel to the events of Doom II and includes two sets of levels, TNT: Evilution and The Plutonia Experiment.

This run by Clumsydoomer beats The Plutonia Experiment using Skill 4, Ultra-Violence. This is the most common skill level used in the Doom speedrunning and TAS community.


[Tier: Moons]DOS Commander Keen 4: Secret of the Oracle (v1.0) in 10:28.28 by turska.
JPC-RR movie (.jrsr) (date: 2012-02-24)
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Submission #3467 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.5 (18 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
Commander Keen 4: Secret of the Oracle (1991) is a part of the popular Commander Keen saga, developed by id Software, and is the first episode of Commander Keen in Goodbye Galaxy.

Several months after the freeing the Vorticons from Mortimer McMire, Commander Keen (Billy Blaze) finds out that an unknown race called the Shikadi are planning to destroy the Milky Way. He sets course towards Gnosticus IV on a quest to discover their location with the Oracle's aid. Upon arrival, he discovers that the Shikadi have captured the Council Members. In order to save the universe, Keen must fly to the Shadowlands and rescue them.

Using a series of tricks listed in the submission text, Keen reaches the ending in a mere 10 minutes.

Be sure to also watch the exciting conclusion to Goodbye Galaxy.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]DOS Commander Keen 5: The Armageddon Machine (v1.4) in 02:02.46 by turska.
JPC-RR movie (.jrsr) (date: 2012-03-03)
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Submission #3478 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.7 (15.5 votes)
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- Best ending
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Commander Keen 5: The Armageddon Machine (1991) is a part of the popular Commander Keen saga, developed by id Software. It is a direct continuation of the previous episode of Goodbye Galaxy, in which Commander Keen (Billy Blaze) has learned from the Oracle of Gnosticus IV that the evil Shikadi plan to blow up the galaxy with their doomsday device, the Omegamatic (It slices! It dices! It causes a 100,000 light year-diameter quantum explosion!). Naturally, he sets out to sabotage the machine and stop the Shikadi.

Using a series of glitches, Keen completes only four stages to get to the end game, only one of which takes any significant length of time, and destroys the Quantum Explosion Dynamo, the core of the Omegamatic in the impossibly short time of 2:02. In the process, he manages to inadvertently prevent the Shikadi from accomplishing their escape (though you have to watch the ending very closely to figure out that this has happened here).


[Tier: Moons]DOS Commander Keen: Keen Dreams in 04:15.13 by slamo.
JPC-RR movie (.jrsr) (date: 2015-12-22)
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Submission #4938 — Author's comments
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Rating: 5.6 (7.5 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
Initially published as a commercial game between Invasion of the Vorticons and Goodbye, Galaxy! in 1991, Commander Keen: Keen Dreams was largely overlooked until it saw a shareware release in late 1992 almost a year after Goodbye, Galaxy!. It is informally known as Keen 3.5 among fans.

In Keen Dreams, Commander Keen goes to sleep and finds himself in the land of Tuberia, where he discovers that Earth children are being trapped in their sleep to work as slaves for the evil King Boobus Tuber. Out of ammo and lacking his trusty pogo stick, Keen must resort to scavenging Flower Power and Boobus Bombs from the local flora in order to combat the tuberian threat.

slamo improves his previous TAS by 24.98 seconds (~21.22 seconds on RTA timing), thanks to a new route, ditching two long levels (Melon Mines and Spud City) in favor of 4 shorter levels on the southern part of the overworld.


[Tier: Stars]DOS Jetpack (1.5 freeware) in 32:22.56 by slamo.
JPC-RR movie (.jrsr) (date: 2013-10-27)
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Submission #4095 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.7 (21.5 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Platform
Award - Computer TAS of 2013
Jetpack is a platformer game (now freeware), featuring a man equipped with a jetpack which he uses for flying (if it has fuel, otherwise he can jump) and a phase shifter for temporarily getting rid of troublesome bricks. His goal is to collect all the green gems in 100 devilish stages and avoid hordes of enemies.

In this extremely carefully planned run, slamo completes the game in 32 minutes and 22 seconds with large heaps of luck manipulation and glitch abuse. A normal player would barely get through the first 10 levels in that amount of time.

Prepare to be blown away watching large complex levels completed in under 20 seconds on average. Enjoy seeing extremely tight movement with enemies all around without getting hit, or getting hit yet somehow managing to complete the level anyway. Be dazzled as a dozen teleporters are all simultaneously manipulated to keep enemies away from our hero. Be sure not to fall off your seat when you see Jetman passing through spikes unharmed or completing levels with just the right amount of fuel, and narrowly avoiding certain doom from becoming trapped in reappearing walls.

Practically every aspect of the game was carefully analyzed and thoroughly documented by our users, slamo, Svimmer, Ilari, Nach, creaothceann, and hegyak for the creation of this run. This includes full level maps, with secrets in plain view.


Since the action is so fast paced, there's an alternate YouTube encode at 43% speed, and alternate download encodes at 50% and 75% speeds. It is recommended to watch this run at a slower speed to fully appreciate the timing and many of the tricks performed.

[Tier: Moons]DOS Jill of the Jungle: Volume I (shareware) in 06:40.85 by slamo.
JPC-RR movie (.jrsr) (date: 2015-02-24)
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Submission #4584 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.3 (7 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Jill of the Jungle: Volume I is the first episode of a shareware series. It is a platform game where the player takes the role of the titular character, an Amazon woman who takes the not-so-typical role of a monster-slaying, leather-wearing warrior. Jill's most distinguishing ability is morphing into various creatures, such as a bird, a fish, and others, which allow her to explore specific areas. Levels often feature platform structures that must be navigated precisely, as well as keys and gems that must be found in order to advance.

Author slamo runs through the first volume in 6 minutes and 40.85 seconds.


[Tier: Moons]DS Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why'd You Steal Our Garbage?!! (USA) in 48:44.36 by arandomgameTASer.
DeSmuME movie (.dsm) (date: 2015-09-04)
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Submission #4807 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.0 (8 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
Adventure Time - Hey Ice King! Why'd You Steal Our Garbage?!! is a DS game developed by WayForward, based on the popular show Adventure Time. Its gameplay is heavily inspired by Zelda II.

In this run, arandomgameTASer heavily abuses many glitches in the game, in particular an item jumping glitch, to beat the game in record time. Mathematical!


[Tier: Vault]DS Barbie in The 12 Dancing Princesses (USA) in 29:49.94 by AKheon.
DeSmuME movie (.dsm) (date: 2011-11-20)
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Rating: 5.3 (10 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
Released as a tie-in to a toy line and a movie, this remake of a GBA game features the eponymous twelve princesses attempting to save their father, the King, and their kingdom from the evil machinations of the Duchess Rowena.

This run completes all seven worlds.


[Tier: Moons]DS Contra 4 (USA) in 22:31.42 by cpadolf & zggzdydp.
DeSmuME movie (.dsm) (date: 2009-07-29)
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Submission #2337 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.3 (30 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter
Contra 4 (2007) is largely a combined remake of the early NES and SNES Contra titles, featuring remixed music and vastly improved visuals utilizing both screens of the DS as if they were one contiguous screen.

Watch Bill Rizer embark on a new colorful adventure in the shirtless land, this time making even less sense than ever before. To quote the game's ending: Whatever the truth may have been, it was lost to time as the invaders became a mere footnote in the pages of history. A footnote which read: they sure blew up good.

Amen.


[Tier: Vault]DS Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon (USA) in 12:05.84 by Vykan12.
DeSmuME movie (.dsm) (date: 2014-09-28)
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Rating: 6.3 (4 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon is the second remake of the original Fire Emblem, and the first Fire Emblem game for DS. The story follows the Altean prince Marth on a quest to win back his home kingdom and save his kidnapped sister. Characters and chapters that were omitted in the original game and the first remake were introduced in this title.

In this run, Vykan12 uses speedy strategies, lots of luck manipulation, and an infinite-range warp staff to beat the game in record time.


[Tier: Moons]DS Johnny Test (USA) in 19:55.68 by dekutony.
DeSmuME movie (.dsm) (date: 2015-09-16)
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Submission #4832 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.1 (7.5 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
"Whoa, didn't see that coming!"

Johnny Test is a game based on the TV cartoon series of the same name. In the game, Johnny tampers with Susan and Mary's "Real Life Simulator" machine, inadvertently allowing Wacko access to the machine, who uses it to turn the town of Porkbelly into a Medieval city. If that weren't enough, Brain Freezer is holding the twins' beloved Gil hostage. Johnny and Dukey will push all the limits with numerous laboratory gadgets trying to fix this experiment gone wrong. They will have to break some rules in order to stop the bad guys and save Porkbelly – all before his parents find out.

Author dekutony runs through the game, taking advantage of multiple powerups and programming errors to beat it in 19 minutes and 55.68 seconds.


[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]DS Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days (USA) in 2:33:37.01 by arandomgameTASer.
DeSmuME movie (.dsm) (date: 2015-09-01)
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Rating: 7.5 (7 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: RPG
Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days is the first 3D handheld Kingdom Hearts game, released in North America in 2009. It follows Roxas during his time working for Organization XIII.

In this run, arandomgameTASer runs through the game's missions very quickly, utilizing extensive route planning and tricks throughout.


Downloadable encodes have the author's commentary as soft subtitles. The YouTube encode removes the credits and its associated ending theme for copyright reasons.

[Tier: Moons]DS Mega Man ZX Advent (JPN) "100%" in 1:33:22.76 by hellagels & red-crowned-crane.
DeSmuME movie (.dsm) (date: 2012-09-01)
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Rating: 7.9 (6 votes)
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- 100% completion
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Mega Man ZX Advent is the second game in the Mega Man ZX series. What's so different between the classic series and ZX Advent? First, you get to choose between a male (Grey) and a female (Ashe) character. Then, instead of stealing weapons from the bosses, the player steals the boss itself! Instead of switching between weapons, the player switches between forms using the Biometal Model A. Finally, the player has less freedom to pick the stages of his choice.

In this run, hellagels and red-crowned-crane collect all secret disks, life ups, BM upgrades and sub tanks, achieving a 100% completion rate.


[Tier: Moons]DS Metal Slug 7 (USA) in 20:09.56 by mtvf1.
DeSmuME movie (.dsm) (date: 2015-09-01)
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Rating: 7.5 (6 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
The classic Metal Slug series comes to the DS with Metal Slug 7. Although there is only one player this time, this version is notable for allowing the player to keep two weapons and switch freely between them. Also, each player has a special advantage compared to the others: for instance, Eri can use more grenades, whereas Tarma does more damage while using a Metal Slug.

This run uses Eri and Tarma, just like mtvf1's first Eri/Tarma run. It improves zk547's deathless run by 1:08.09, despite having to use two continues to switch between Eri and Tarma.

Also check out the runs of other Metal Slug games such as Metal Slug, Metal Slug X, Metal Slug 3, Metal Slug 4, Metal Slug 5 and Metal Slug Advance.


Note: The second pair of downloadables and torrents are encodes of only the top screen.

[Tier: Moons]DS New Super Mario Bros. (USA) "warps" in 21:08.08 by adelikat, terrotim, mindnomad & Y05H1.
DeSmuME movie (.dsm) (date: 2011-08-17)
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Submission #3237 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.1 (28 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Genre: Platform
New Super Mario Bros. was released in 2006 for the Nintendo DS. It features your typical side-scrolling plumber, but in this case he comes with enhanced abilities, like wall jumping and doing flips.

This run beats the previous run by 33.46 due to a new method of going through World 8-Tower 2 as well as various in-stage improvements.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]DS New Super Mario Bros. (USA) "warpless" in 41:19.8 by Soig.
DeSmuME movie (.dsm) (date: 2015-06-02)
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Submission #4700 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.3 (5.5 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes warps
- Genre: Platform
New Super Mario Bros. was released in 2006 for the Nintendo DS. It features your typical side-scrolling plumber, but in this case he comes with enhanced abilities, like wall jumping and doing flips.

Most of the game can normally be skipped with warp cannons. Here, the author avoids those cannons, allowing you to see much more plumbing action.

This run is 1:40.18 faster than the previous one made by Soig and WinEpic.


[Tier: Moons]DS Super Mario 64 DS (USA v1.0) in 08:52.64 by Sharkey91, ALAKTORN & MKDasher.
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Super Mario 64 DS is a remake of Super Mario 64 for the Nintendo DS, released in 2004 along with the system. It features improved graphics, new levels and playable characters, and most importantly in this case, a different "polish".

More importantly, it features different glitches than those featured in the runs of the original SM64.

This is an improvement of 5.76 seconds over the previous published run. Most of the time saved comes from the new soft reset done at the beginning of the TAS, skipping the star touching animation, but also due to more optimization on most of the stars.


[Tier: Vault]FDS Eggerland (JPN) in 36:58.98 by adelikat.
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Eggerland is a predecessor of the NES Adventures of Lolo games, and in certain ways, it has much more features than Adventures of Lolo 1.

This movie abuses a couple of the game bugs in a surprising way.

Note that this is a Famicom Disk System game. Read What is FDS for more information.

Also note that this movie is about 42 seconds longer than the previous movie. This is due to the inaccurate (shorter) FDS load times emulated by famtasia.


[Tier: Vault]GBA Action Man: Robot Atak (Europe) in 26:41.88 by Qwerty.
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Action Man: Robot Atak is an action game, developed by Magic Pockets and published by Atari, which was released in Europe in 2004.

Professor Moran is kidnapped by Dr. X, and it is up to the Action Force to bring him back. The playable characters of this game are Action Man himself, Red Wolf, and Flynt. Together, they beat up robots, punch dinosaurs, ride jet skis, and do other typical action-movie things along the way.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge (USA) in 43:23.89 by Blazephlozard.
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Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge is an isometric platformer released by Rare in 2003. It is an "interquel" to the original two N64 games, taking place while Gruntilda is trapped under the boulder in Spiral Mountain. Klungo creates a Mecha-Grunty suit for Grunty's soul to control, and she kidnaps Kazooie, travelling back in time 20 years (somehow) to keep Banjo and Kazooie from ever meeting! Mumbo sends Banjo back in time as well (somehow) to rescue his friend and destroy Mecha-Grunty, with the help of Bottles's ancestor, Bozzeye.

Blazephlozard collects the 50 Jiggies necessary to open the barrier to Winkybunion Tower and defeat Mecha-Grunty in less than 43 and a half minutes.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "warp glitch" in 06:14.48 by klmz.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
The Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow main quest TAS has become even more glitched. Using an obscure out-of-room travel technique involving in-game saving and subsequent dying, klmz plows through the game with the confident pace of a cold-blooded killing machine in a little under seven minutes — a whole 31.72 seconds faster than the previous movie by the same author!

We recommend reading the author's comments for more information on the death warp glitch and other time-saving techniques used to make this improvement happen.

If you would like to see more of the game, we also have a run that does not make use of major warp glitches, as well as a run that collects every soul in the game.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku (USA) in 13:46.29 by MUGG.
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Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku is an action RPG based on Dragon Ball Z, developed by Webfoot Technologies. It is the first game in The Legacy of Goku trilogy. Together, all three games tell the original story of Dragon Ball Z, more or less.

This run by MUGG uses copious amounts of luck manipulation and flight retention to beat this rather grindy game in a little under 14 minutes.


[Tier: Vault]GBA Mario Party Advance (USA) in 1:40:47.93 by Nacho.
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Mario Party Advance follows a different format than the main games, since only a single person can play without connecting to another GBA. In this game, the player moves around the game board, visiting characters, running quests, and playing minigames. Many of the non-player characters are from classic Nintendo 64 games like Super Mario 64, Mario Party, and Paper Mario.

In order to beat the game as fast as possible, Nacho manipulates luck to achieve favorable rolls. Careful Mushroom management also allows him to intentionally lose some minigames when it would be faster than beating them.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Mega Man Zero 3 (USA) "100%" in 1:03:53.15 by Rolanmen1.
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The third game in the Megaman Zero subseries takes place two months after its predecessor.

It features mostly the same game play as its predecessors, but with a different Cyber Elf system and customizable armor. Also new are the Secret Disks, which can be analyzed for information about the series, enemies, items, and the characters.

Unlike the other run, this run aims to collect all disks, all sub-tanks, and all Ex-Skills. It also gets a special rank when the final stage ends (Disk Capturer) and unlocks Ultimate Mode afterward.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Pokémon: Emerald Version (USA) "Pomeg glitch" in 1:16:12.27 by GoddessMaria.
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Pokémon: Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald form the third generation of Pokémon, after Pokémon: Gold and Silver. Noticeable differences include the graphics and interface, Pokémon abilities, and running shoes that allow the player to move around much faster in the overworld before getting the bike.

In this movie, GoddessMaria applies her experience with TASing the game's alternate modes to a full run, finishing in under an hour and twenty minutes using lots of luck manipulation. At some point, her trainer gets fed up with all these slow battles, flies to the end, and storms the Elite Four throwing bad eggs at anyone who wants a fight.


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[Tier: Stars]GBA Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (USA) in 36:17.73 by theenglishman.
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Everyone’s favorite gymnastics winner is back in this remake of the classic console game. This time the Prince of Persia accidentally unleashes the Sands of Time, turning everyone except him, an evil Vizier and a mysterious girl named Farah into zombies. The Sands also gave the Prince a few new unexpected powers, like the ability to walk through walls and repeatedly jump underneath platforms.

This run features an impressive improvement of 6 minutes over the preceding movie.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (USA) "100%" in 1:14:16.72 by theenglishman.
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Everyone's favourite gymnastic winner is back, and this time, he's sparing no expense to make sure the evil Vizier's reign of sand-based terror is stopped once and for all. Watch as our hero slaughters the Vizier's entire army, robs him of his precious metal, confiscates his valuable medical resources and steals all his ancient scrolls without even stamping his library card.

In this run, theenglishman achieves a self-defined full completion, which is everything you can acquire or do in the game without the use of a Nintendo GameCube/Game Boy Advance link cable. In the case of this game, it boils down to:

  • Kill all 75 Sand Persians, which makes the Prince reach max stats (Level 30, 150 HP, 115 Attack, 90 Defence)
  • Acquire all available consumables (9 Life Potions, 9 Sands of Time, 5 Antidotes - consumables can be used at any time)
  • Collect Slowdown Ring and Freeze Ring
  • Collect all tutorial Scrolls
  • Reassemble all Medals and lower all the Medal Gates
  • Press the three GameCube switches
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[Tier: Stars]GBA Sonic Advance (USA) "Amy" in 15:25.8 by GoddessMaria, Grincevent & VanillaCoke.
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Sonic Advance was Sonic the Hedgehog's second appearance on a Nintendo console (being beaten by Sonic Adventure 2: Battle on the GameCube by 10 days), and he brought all his friends with him. You can play as Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, or Amy on a mission to stop Dr. Eggman from taking over South Island.

This run improves the previous submission by 19.89 seconds, thanks to a new route in Angel Island 1 and general optimization.

There's also a run using Knuckles, Tails, and a couple Sonic runs.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Sonic Advance 3 (USA) "100%" in 1:09:59.42 by Dashjump.
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Eggman has broken the world into seven parts, now the player must find the seven Chaos Emeralds to restore the world.

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).


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]GBA Spyro: Attack of the Rhynocs (USA) in 16:39.87 by EgixBacon.
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Spyro: Attack of the Rhynocs, known as Spyro Adventure in Europe, is an isometric platform game in the Spyro the Dragon series. One of the Professor's inventions has inadvertently torn a large hole in the fabric of space and time, creating a portal between the Rhynoc Lands and the Dragon Realms. Naturally, Ripto takes full advantage of this by sending his armies of rhynocs through the portal to wreak havoc. Spyro must find somehow find a way to close the portal before Ripto succeeds in taking over the Dragon Realms.

In this run, EgixBacon zips through the game, using precision and a few tricks to take down Ripto in a little under 17 minutes. He also improves his previous run by over two minutes through new sequence breaks and optimizations.


[Tier: Vault]GBC Blaster Master: Enemy Below (USA) in 42:43.17 by TwistedEye.
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Blaster Master - Enemy Below looks, sounds, and feels like a fanmade version of the top-notch NES platformer, Blaster Master, but it is actually a bona fide legitimate sequel on the Game Boy Color put forth by Sunsoft.

In this movie the author abuses many glitches to take massive shortcuts in the game (including skipping an entire level). He also intentionally kills off the character several times in order to avoid backtracking.


[Tier: Moons]GBC Croc 2 (USA) in 18:24.0 by RingRush.
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Croc 2 is the sequel to the successful Croc: Legend of the Gobbos.

As expected, the Game Boy Color "port" doesn't play much like the PlayStation or PC versions, but it does provide some interesting gameplay. Look out for the large shortcuts made possible by breaking the game's physics engine.


[Tier: Vault]GBC Dragon Warrior Monsters (JPN v1.0) in 30:36.72 by tetora_X.
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Enix decided to hop on the monster collection/battling bandwagon with Dragon Warrior Monsters, in which the main character, Terry, makes friends with various monsters from previous Dragon Warrior games so he can win the Starry Night Tournament and rescue his sister.

This movie is 7:46.48 faster than the previous version. Some time is saved by using the (JPN) version over the (USA) version, but much more time is gained through heavy bot-assisted luck manipulation. Reading the author's comments is recommended.


[Tier: Moons]GBC Evel Knievel (USA) in 15:03.12 by Aqfaq.
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Evel Knievel is a game by the creators of the famous Grand Theft Auto, and is a motocross game that looks a lot like Elasto Mania and Trials.

Aqfaq defies the law of physics by doing tricks that are impossible to perform in real life. If you are looking for crazy motocross action, then look no further — you have it right here!


[Tier: Vault]GBC Frogger 2 (USA) in 09:56.69 by CoolKirby.
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Frogger 2 is a portable extension of the original Frogger. Once again, five frogs have wandered across the pond and Frogger has to rescue them. But this time around, our green hero has a lot more distance to cover. There are five large themed worlds he must hop through with dangerous new enemies like bees, rolling boulders and lava cauldrons.

The author, CoolKirby, races Frogger madly through the levels and rescues all of the babies in just under 10 minutes.


[Tier: Moons]GBC Looney Tunes (USA) in 03:53.97 by Aqfaq & Sonikkustar.
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In this special episode of Looney Tunes, Bugs, Daffy, Tweety, Porky, Taz, Speedy Gonzales, and the Road Runner decide to rip off popular games such as Atomic Runner, Sonic the Hedgehog & Gradius. They do this by going through this Sunsoft classic as fast as possible so that they don't die from all of the ripoffs.

This has led to even stranger results than the old run, clearing five and a half minutes thanks to a glitch that allows for skipping several levels.


[Tier: Vault]GBC Lucky Luke: Desperado Train (Europe) "100%" in 28:32.16 by TheKDX7.
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Desperados have stolen a train. Lucky Luke has got to catch them before they lay waste to the land.

Lucky Luke: Desperado Train is a game developed by Infogrames and released in November 15th 2000 on GameBoy Color. The themes of certain levels are in touch with famous titles such as: The Ballad of the Daltons, Western Circus, Travelling up the the Mississippi and The Rivals of Painful Gulch.

During the game you have to shoot bad guys on your way, collecting the ammos, dynamites, money, and some useful items. During 12 levels you have to chase the train stolen by desperados. Lucky Luke has got to catch them before they lay waste to the land from Atlantic coast to Pacific one. Some characters in game are friendly and they can help you.


[Tier: Vault]GBC Men in Black: The Series (USA/Europe) in 05:26.82 by TehBerral.
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Men in Black: The Series is a GBC game based on the animated series, which was based on the movie, which was based on the original comics. In it, you play as rookie agent J as he goes up against an alien invasion to save Earth and rescue K.

This movie by TehBerral abuses a wall-jumping glitch to make short work of this very derivative game.


[Tier: Vault]GBC RoboCop (USA) in 11:04.78 by AKheon.
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RoboCop for the GBC is a top-down shooter made by Mirage Interactive and Titus. The game itself consists of large maze levels and the slow movement pace of RoboCop. The difficulty in this game can be very obnoxious.

In this run, the author makes usage of a simple L+R glitch which doubles RoboCop's speed without affecting camera speed if three directions at once are pressed. In addition to this, it even allows him to warp to the next screen immediately when he catches up to the edge of the camera view while performing this glitch, and if there is an adjacent room to the direction where he's going. This allows him to get through most troublesome walls. The author provides detailed comments which help understanding what is going on.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Has commentary]GBC Shantae (USA) "100%" in 1:19:15.18 by arandomgameTASer.
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- Genre: Platform
Shantae is an obscure Game Boy Color game released over a year after the Game Boy Advance came out. Because of this, it was released in extremely small quantities. It is notable for its impressive animation and scope.

In this run, arandomgameTASer goes for 100% completion, which includes getting all upgrades, all magic dances and at least one of each usable item. The run also collects the Tinkerbat form which is only accessible if the game is played on a Game Boy Advance.

Additionally, this run is over 20 minutes faster then the previous run, thanks to a plethora of new glitches, tricks, and route optimizations. More information is provided in the author's comments

We also have a run that just completes the game as quickly as possible.


Downloadable encodes have the author's commentary as soft subtitles.

[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]GBC Shantae (USA) in 1:05:26.0 by arandomgameTASer.
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Shantae is an obscure Game Boy Color game released over a year after the Game Boy Advance came out. Because of this, it was released in extremely small quantities. It is notable for its impressive animation and scope.

In this run, watch as arandomgameTASer abuses booty dancing and many programming oversights to beat this game in a little over an hour.


You can read the author's commentary in the YouTube stream.

[Tier: Moons]GBC Zook Hero Z (JPN) in 31:54.85 by Mothrayas.
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- Genre: Platform
Zook Hero Z (Chinese title: 路克英雄 Z, also known as Zook Z, Luke the Hero Z, and alternatively released as Rockman DX6) is an unlicensed bootleg game developed by Vast Fame Co. Ltd. (also known as "V. Fame" or in Chinese as 廣譽科技有限公司 (Kwong Yu Technology Co., Ltd.) ). It's the first game of the Zook series by Vast Fame (which includes sequel titles Rockman DX3 (also known as Zook Hero 2) and Rockman & Crystal (also known as Zook Hero ZX4 or Zook Hero 3) ). Zook Hero Z is heavily inspired by both the classic Mega Man series and the Mega Man X series, to the point of using the sound engine of Mega Man V.

We also have a run of the sequel game Rockman DX3.


[Tier: Moons]GB A Boy and His Blob: The Rescue of Princess Blobette (USA) in 01:41.73 by Aqfaq.
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- Genre: Puzzle
A Boy and His Blob: The Rescue of Princess Blobette is a sequel to the NES game with equally silly title. This time, the boy and his obedient friend save a princess, who is caged in a castle tower. The rescue operation is supposedly executed as efficiently as possible, even though it means that the boy needs to sacrifice one of his lives just to save some time.

[Tier: Moons]GB Bubble Ghost (USA/Europe) in 04:44.22 by MUGG.
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Bubble Ghost, a game ported to many platforms, has the player, as a ghost, guide a bubble through a house by blowing at it; if the bubble hits anything at all it pops and the player loses a life. If that sounds difficult, well, it is - but that doesn't stop this run from making it look easy.

This movie appears to be slower than the previous publication; however, this is due to more accurate emulation. It is in fact faster by around 25.3 seconds than the previous publication, thanks to a new trick and better optimisation in many places. Please read the author's comments for more details.


[Tier: Moons]GB Donkey Kong Land (USA) "100%" in 35:12.91 by Tompa.
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Jealous about the success of Donkey Kong Country for the fancy 16-bit system, Cranky arranges for King K Rool to once again steal Kong's Banana Hoard, this time on a 8-bit system. It's yet again up for Donkey and Diddy to get them back!

This run aims to find all the bonuses and does that with an in game time of 31:09.


[Tier: Vault]GB Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru (JPN) in 1:27:43.3 by Ryuto.
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- Genre: RPG
Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru (カエルの為に鐘は鳴る, "For the Frog the Bell Tolls") is a Japanese-only action-adventure game with RPG elements. In this funny, cool, and unique game, Prince Sabure is on a journey to save the Mille-Feuille Kingdom and its beautiful princess before his rival does. Along the way, he gains the ability to transform into a frog and a snake and can use these new powers to make it to the overtaken castle even faster.

The rival, Prince Richard, is known as one of the characters who make an appearance in The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening.

In this movie, author Ryuto uses a few tricks and even death as a shortcut to help him beat the game in under an hour and a half.


[Tier: Vault]GB Knight Quest (USA) in 23:22.73 by DarkKobold.
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Knight Quest is a rare RPG for the Game Boy. In it, you take control of a 14-year-old boy named Will who sets out to defeat baddies and save a princess. Nothing groundbreaking to see here, move along...

This run was created by DarkKobold while he was testing the game out as a potential candidate for Dream Team Contest 4. For more details, please see the author's notes.


[Tier: Moons]GB Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (USA v1.0) in 21:43.52 by andymac.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Genre: Platform
This is the second and last true Mario game for the original Game Boy. It has unique power ups like carrots and bubbles and allows the player to go through each of the worlds in any order. It also features the first appearance of Wario, who would become a staple character for Nintendo.
This is a massive 2 minute and 40 second improvement over the previous movie. The improvements in this movie were largely due to two new tricks: the pixel trick and the pipe glitch. Both saved enormous amounts of time during the run. Details on the improvements can be found in the author's submission text.

[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]GB Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 in 19:43.51 by McHazard.
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- Genre: Platform
Originally meant as a sequel to the Super Mario Land games, Wario Land eventually proved popular enough in its own right to launch its own series.

Wario, having been kicked out of Mario's castle in his first appearance, decides, in his eternal greed, to search for a statue stolen by the nefarious Captain Syrup and the Black Sugar Gang. This would normally involve questing for hidden treasures and collecting as many coins as he can possibly amass along the way.

Here, however, Wario decides this isn't worth his time and proceeds as quickly as possible towards the final confrontation — going so far as to skip entire levels and otherwise make a mockery of the game engine.

This movie is a 2:11.01 improvement over the previous movie through better optimization.


[Tier: Moons]GC 007: Agent Under Fire (USA v1.0) "00 Agent" in 36:50.07 by aleckermit.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Shooter
007: Agent Under Fire is a James Bond game. You know what that means: guns, rockets, cars, tanks, girls, and megalomaniacs.

In this run, aleckermit shows off impressive stunts, including dead-on firearm accuracy, apparent resistance to explosions and broad vehicular destruction.

For more of the cinematic secret agent, see our other James Bond TASes.


[Tier: Moons]GC Pac-Man World 2 (USA) in 39:25.07 by TheRuseman.
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Pac-Man World 2 is a 3D platformer for the Nintendo Gamecube. Pac-Man has 2 unique movement options: butt-bouncing (ground pound) and rev-rolling (spindash). The goal is simple, just make it to the end of each stage, and kill each boss at the end of the world.

The TAS differs from RTA runs in that minute details in the level geometry are abused using the rev-roll. This allows many strategies to be shown off that aren't viable otherwise.

Note: Due to an emulator bug the intro and outro videos look jittery.


[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]GC Super Monkey Ball (USA) "Expert through Master" in 12:55.18 by byrz & CyclopsDragon.
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Sega's Super Monkey Ball (2001) lets you take control of one of four monkeys trapped inside a transparent ball. You must complete each stage by tilting the game level to roll your monkey using the force of gravity and colliding with objects. There are over 100 unique levels ranging in difficulty from easy to near impossible.

In this TAS, the authors start at the Expert difficulty, where they proceed to tear through most of its 60 levels as well as the 10 Master levels, using warps where necessary and breaking most of the heavily optimized console world record times.

This TAS improves upon the previous publication by nearly 16 in-game seconds, using many new route optimizations. More information can be found in the submission text.


[Tier: Moons]GC Super Monkey Ball 2 (USA) "Expert through Master Extra" in 14:23.02 by byrz, diddykong14, keylie, Nexta, Jcool114.
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In the sequel to Super Monkey Ball, you must once again guide a monkey trapped inside a plastic ball to the goal in each stage by tilting the game world. New features include mechanics like portals and more complex level designs, which in a speedrun, lead to some really interesting routes.

In this TAS, the authors skip all the easy levels and warp to the Expert stages, where they proceed to tear through all 50 levels as well as the 10 Master and 10 Master Extra stages, breaking many of the heavily optimized console world record times.


[Tier: Moons]GC Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 (USA) "All Goals and Golds" in 08:37.63 by Fog.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Sport
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 is the third game of the Tony Hawk series. This one introduced the revert and double tap tricks, which allowed for much longer and higher scoring combos. There are 8 main levels in the game along with a secret level unlocked after completing the final competition. Six of the levels have goals scattered across the level, with the remaining three being competitions.

In this run, Fog skates, grinds, and flies through the air across all story mode levels to complete all goals in the game as well as getting gold medals in all of the competitions as fast as possible.

We also have an "any%" run of the game if you just want to see the game completed as fast as possible.


[Tier: Moons]GC Tony Hawk's Underground (USA) in 47:50.85 by The Packle.
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- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Sport
Tony Hawk's Underground is a skateboarding-adventure video game published by Activision in 2003, the fifth entry in the Tony Hawk series.

Underground is built upon the skateboarding formula of previous Tony Hawk's games: the player explores levels and completes goals while performing tricks. The game features a new focus on customization; the player, instead of selecting a professional skater, creates a custom character.

Underground adds the ability for players to dismount their boards and explore on foot. The plot follows the player character and his or her friend Eric Sparrow as the two become well-known professionals and grow apart.

In this run, The Packle breaks all sense of reality with physics-defying jumps, incredible grinding speed, and radical airs.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Aero the Acro-Bat (USA) in 29:39.23 by Exonym.
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Aero the Acro-Bat is the tale of a bat who has to defend his circus from an angry clown and his horde of minions. Watch as Aero bounces, glides and soars through this game with even greater ease than before, 1:10.96 faster than the previous run due to a variety of small improvements.

This game also features the first appearance of another Sunsoft character, Zero the Kamikaze Squirrel.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Astérix and the Great Rescue (USA) in 26:38.56 by Arcree.
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The game is based on the popular French comics series Astérix. It is 50 B.C., and the entire Gaul (today's France) is conquered by the Romans. Only one village still remains independent, thanks to the incredible powers of its two great warriors, Asterix and Obelix. In the game, they must first of all liberate the village Orvio and rescue their friend Dogmatix.

The player can play as either Asterix or Obelix. They make their way through platform levels, fighting enemies by punching them, and jumping to access higher ares or to avoid falling down. There are also some items that the player can collect, such as bombs, with which the player can overcome obstacles and advance in the game.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Batman (USA/Europe) in 11:06.2 by arkiandruski.
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- Genre: Platform
Batman is a game that closely follows the plot of the Tim Burton movie of the same name. In it, you follow Batman from the beginning of the movie through the birth and the death of the Joker.

Of course the movie doesn't involve Batman going through walls or dying to achieve his objective quicker.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Blaster Master 2 (USA) in 25:29.22 by JXQ.
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Jason and his magical jumping tank, "S.O.P.H.I.A.", are back, this time in glorious 16-bit graphics (and not so glorious sound). Much like its predecessor, the player must alternate between sidescrolling and overhead views to collect parts for the tank and vanquish evil.

This movie abuses death to a large degree to obliterate the game in record time.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Bram Stoker's Dracula (USA) in 11:45.74 by CReTiNo.
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- Genre: Platform
Bram Stoker's Dracula is based on the 1992 horror film of the same name. This is a typical platform type of video game. You play as Johnathan Harker, as you fight your way through bats, wolves, zombies, skeletons... and yes, Dracula himself.

[Tier: Vault][Console-verified]Genesis Bubba 'n' Stix (USA) in 13:49.98 by maTO.
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Here's another run-of-the-mill platformer, released concurrently for the Amiga and Genesis/Mega Drive. Bubba, a delivery man for the local zoo, is abducted one day by aliens; accompanied by the appropriately-named sentient stick Stix they must try to find a way back home. As this run demonstrates, this takes a lot less time than you might expect.

See this run replayed on console.


[Tier: Vault]Genesis Cadash (USA) in 21:55.23 by nifboy.
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Cadash isn't the most straightforward of platformers, seeing how you can actually gain levels and buy items in this one. There are also mandatory items to fetch and quests to complete in order to advance.

This is actually nifboy's third movie of Cadash, and the first one considered worth publishing. This means that the author hasn't just thrown something together, but rather planned and optimized everything carefully.

Note that the author dies twice in the movie. Both deaths were of course intentional and saved time. For details about these deaths as well as things that were skipped, see the submission text.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Chakan: The Forever Man (USA) in 11:11.88 by zoboner.
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- Genre: Platform
This movie here is one that makes little to no sense to someone who isn't familiar with the game. The main character can move very fast and the dark graphics don't help in figuring out what's going on. There is a lot more going on in this movie than meets the eye. For example, the player uses a secret warp involving combining the alchemy potions that are scattered throughout the levels.

This improves the previous run of the game by 17.59 seconds through further optimizations.

For more information about what's going on in this game, we recommend reading the author's comments at the submission page.

NOTE: Don't be fooled by the fake credits after the final level. The game is not quite over yet.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Chuck Rock II: Son of Chuck (USA) in 17:58.42 by Truncated.
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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.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Crack Down (USA/Europe) in 11:19.27 by Arcree.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Shooter
Crack Down (クラックダウン) is a run and gun arcade game originally released by Sega in 1989, and ported to the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis in 1990.

The two heroes, Ben and Andy, have to get through the levels as quickly as possible placing bombs on X marks scattered around the levels. Although the levels are heavily defended, the player has an array of weaponry including a cannon, machine gun, and superbombs.

This game also features some neat music.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Disney's Aladdin (USA) in 11:05.4 by ElectroSpecter.
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A typical Disney game featuring all the characters from the movie.

This is an improvement of 3 minutes and 14 seconds over the previous movie.

More detailed comments about the run can be found in author's comments.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Disney's Toy Story (USA) in 20:28.9 by Jimmie1717.
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Based on the 1995 Disney Pixar movie of the same name, this game tells the story of a toy cowboy named 'Woody' and his jealousy over his owner's new toy, a 'Buzz Lightyear' figurine. Like its movie counterpart, this game features revolutionary graphics for its era and (for the most part) a unique musical score. The game also has a few different modes of play: most stages work like standard platformers, though there are racing stages and even a maze-exploration stage.

Jimmie1717 improves the previous TAS by 43.03 seconds, thanks to turning the storyline off and better optimisation.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Earnest Evans (USA) in 07:36.54 by Samsara.
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Earnest Evans is an Indiana Jones-esque treasure hunter who has to go through various levels and settings and battle hordes of monsters and bosses.

Samsara knocks off another 14.94 seconds to the previously published movie, thanks to new tricks used and better optimisation.


[Tier: Vault]Genesis Ex-Mutants (USA) in 10:11.23 by maTO.
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In this game, the Earth has been nearly destroyed by the genetic and biological weapons unleashed during World War 3. Radiation and strange viruses have combined to physically transform the human population into vile, disgusting mutants. However, a scientist named Dr. Kildare, who aims to reclaim mankind's lost genetic heritage, returns six people to normal to fight for humanity as the Ex-Mutants. Your job, as one of the Ex-Mutants, is to rescue the other Ex-Mutants and find power cells for Dr. Kildare.

maTO completes this game in a little over 10 minutes by accurate playing and good health management.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Gain Ground (USA/Europe) in 11:40.57 by oneeighthundred.
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Gain Ground is a game about robots killing cavemen and cavemen killing robots; or at least that's what it looks like. Don't worry too much about the plot. It's a fast paced overhead run-and-gun with characters and enemies from 5 different time periods. Originally an arcade game, this Genesis port has 10 extra levels in it.

In this TAS, both player characters are controlled and shots are precisely placed to defeat every enemy in every level at blinding speed. Many precise tricks are used; details and stage-by-stage rundowns are available in the author's comments.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Gods (USA) in 07:29.73 by Aqfaq.
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- Genre: Platform
Gods is a game about someone who wants to become a god and gain immortality. This is a delicate and paradoxical issue, because temporal immortality can be bought at just about every shop in this game, but the hero still dies numerous times.

Another fun aspect is bomb-jumping, which allows both higher jumps and traveling vertically through walls. Almost the whole 2nd half of the game is skipped with this trick! However, it is not verified whether this trick will work on an actual console.

This is the author's latest version, improved by another 132 frames.


[Tier: Vault]Genesis Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (USA) in 06:43.12 by maTO.
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In this action platformer loosely based on the famous film (and not to be confused with The Action Game or The Graphic Adventure), Indiana Jones travels the world to find the Holy Grail with whip in hand.

In this run, he grabs the Grail so fast you don't even see it coming — in fact the sequence in which the grail is chosen goes by before the screen finishes being drawn, so you don't even get to see that.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Instruments of Chaos Starring Young Indiana Jones (USA) in 09:04.58 by maTO.
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Enemy spies have been sent to buy military weapon technologies from scientists all around the world. Young Indiana Jones has been recruited to infiltrate the meeting locations and prevent the spies from leaving alive.

But Indy doesn't care about the deals and forgets to kill the spies other than the one in England, perhaps thinking, "What the heck, I climbed all the way up to the top of Big Ben; may as well actually defeat the spy this time."

Watch Young Indy blaze through this otherwise uninspiring game with unconventional techniques such as using gear wheels to suddenly appear on another floor and suiciding to avoid fighting bosses.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis James Bond 007: The Duel in 09:25.08 by Archanfel.
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James Bond 007: The Duel is a sidescrolling platformer featuring a storyline that is not based on a James Bond film. A mad professor has commandeered a Caribbean satellite launch center and is planning to use its technology to take over the world, and only 007 can stop him!

The game requires precision in jumping, as Bond will easily die if he falls from high places. Bond's gun also needs to be reloaded on occasion and ammo needs to be conserved. Besides shooting the bad guys in his way, Bond has to find all of the female hostages and set bombs in each base in order to proceed.

Archanfel improves the previous run by 2 minutes and 21.13 seconds thanks to better optimization and new tricks like dying to save time and using minor bullet damage to avoid lethal falling damage from great heights.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis James Pond 2: Codename: RoboCod (USA/Europe) in 24:20.46 by Archanfel.
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In his second adventure, James Pond must retrieve the toys Dr. Maybe has stolen. Pond has been armed with an Inspector Gadget-style stretch device, which he can use to view higher areas or claw onto ceilings so as to slide across them.

If you noticed the pun in the title, it may not come as a surprise that the game's title screen music is an upbeat rendition of the RoboCop title theme.

Archanfel defeats the nefarious Dr. Maybe and retrieves Santa's presents in 24 minutes and 20.46 seconds.

We also have a run of James Pond 3: Operation Starfish.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Landstalker (USA) "100%" in 2:20:41.89 by ars4326.
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- Genre: RPG
Landstalker is a challenging adventure RPG developed by Climax Entertainment (who also helped develop the Sega Shining series). You play as an adventure-seeking treasure hunter named Nigel, an elf who's remarkably young-looking for his age (88!). After completing his latest bounty, he runs into a wood nymph named Friday who's being pursued over her alleged knowledge of the whereabouts of King Nole's treasures. After helping her evade her pursuers, the two team up as they set off for Mercator Island in search of the fabled fortune.

Are King Nole's treasures truly close by? Are they ripe for the taking, or still jealously guarded to this day...?

In ars4326's run, 100% completion is based on RTA strats and is defined as follows:

  • Collect all Life Stock (minus the shop in Kazalt)
  • Obtain all equipment
  • Collect all unique/key items
  • Complete all side quests
  • Activate all teleport trees

[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]Genesis Marble Madness (USA) in 02:39.45 by SprintGod.
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The Genesis remake of Marble Madness is not directly comparable to the original. In addition to having much worse audio quality, the rules on where (and what) the marble can go (and do) are relaxed, allowing for many shortcuts not possible on the NES.

This improvement by SprintGod is 10 seconds faster than adelikat's previous version.

See this run replayed on a real Genesis.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Mega Turrican (USA) in 12:51.95 by maTO.
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In this installment of the Turrican series, the evil force known as "The Machine" has once again come to bring destruction in order to take over the galaxy. Once again, Bren McGuire is the only one who can save the galaxy from evil!

This game was released as Turrican III for the Amiga before Factor 5 got Data East to port it to the Genesis/Mega Drive.

Like most of the previous games in this series, the protagonist has limited rolling power and limited use of super bombs. This forces the author to use some strategic choices to conquer these stages quickly, including occasionally dying to replenish bombs.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Phantasy Star IV (USA) "all sidequests" in 1:55:11.7 by janus.
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In this final installment of the famous Phantasy Star series, the protagonist, while out on a routine assignment, uncovers evidence pointing to a sinister threat to the entire solar system. One thing leads to another and he and the rest of his party eventually find themselves fighting the root of all evil.

Even if killing the root of all evil would end everyone's problems, the team decides to take a few side jobs. As a result, they become even stronger and do things that would be impossible in a regular speedrun.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Ranger X (USA) in 09:32.5 by Truncated & TheRandomPie_IV.
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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.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis RoboCop versus The Terminator (USA) in 14:06.92 by Cardboard.
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RoboCop versus The Terminator (1993) is based on a comic book that is a typical example of two popular but completely unrelated fiction universes merged into one. Such a process usually results in ruined timeline coherence for either, and this game is no exception.

As a result, we get a pretty wild mishmash of RoboCop's and Terminator's backstories in a silly plot accompanied by equally silly gameplay. This includes seemingly inescapable bullet sprays, leotard-clad baddies, exploding heads, hidden 1-ups conveniently placed in molten lava, and so on. The sheer frustration RoboCop experiences from all this madness can only be vented by banging his head on a rock!
(You wish any of this was a joke, but it's actually all there.)

The Genesis version of this game is notable for the amount of gore and other PG-13 goodies, as well as for the ability to abuse death and other things that make it most suitable for a TAS.


[Tier: Vault]Genesis Shining in the Darkness (USA) in 43:27.2 by DarkKobold.
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Shining in the Darkness is the first in the Shining series, which includes Shining Force. Unlike the later games, it is a first person dungeon crawler.

The author dissected the game with the help of Lua scripts to find optimal battles and avoid random encounters.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master (USA) in 22:18.42 by Dammit.
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Shinobi 3 is a high class platformer with amazing graphics and sound. You control the ninja Musashi, who in this update has many new moves and abilities. He begins the game armed with 0 shurikens, but apparently someone felt the need to leave some conveniently in his way to use.

The author shows an extremely entertaining route featuring abuse of the Jump kick move, using wallkicks to fly up sheer cliffs, and even sacrificing lives to smash bosses.

During autoscroll sections Dammit is sure to entertain you by insulting the inept hordes of enemies, insulting the Genesis hardware itself in one special palette error case, and pulling some disappearing acts crazy enough to be worthy of a Ninja. He also made 2 minutes and 45 seconds of the previous run disappear in a cloud of smoke.


[Tier: Vault]Genesis Skitchin' (USA/Europe) in 16:18.65 by Bobo the King.
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Skitchin' is a racing game released in 1994 by EA. It is the spiritual successor to the Road Rash series. The goal of the game is to rollerblade to the finish line, grabbing cars to boost your speed (the titular "skitching"), performing tricks, and knocking over other racers with various weapons.

In this tool-assisted speedrun, very few cars are skitched and the other racers are ignored.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic 3 & Amy Rose in 29:27.58 by WST & marzojr.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform
Another Sonic 3 & Knuckles TAS, but with Amy Rose this time. Unlike the three main characters, she wields a hammer as her weapon, and WST & marzojr use it to great effect in glitching through the game. For more details, see the run's comments.


Each second link or set of encodes uses a camhack, which forces the camera to focus on Amy while keeping the sprites on the foreground layer.

[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers][Notable improvement]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles in 26:53.06 by Aglar & marzojr.
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Ludicrous-speed bouncing around. Completed without collecting any emeralds, with both Sonic and Tails controlled by the player.

This run takes everything you know about Sonic 3 & Knuckles and turns it upside-down. It extensively uses the "scroll objects offscreen to pass through them" trick to zip and warp to places that shouldn't be reached, break bosses, and effectively skip entire stages.

This latest effort by Aglar and marzojr represents the first published improvement of this run in over four years, and the first time since this run, over seven years ago, that the authors replayed the entire game instead of replaying only select levels and then splicing input from the previous movie. Every single level is faster, and there are some surprising new glitches in several stages. For more details, see the run's comments.


The downloadable encodes in the second set use a camhack, which attempts to always keep Sonic onscreen and puts HD sprites on top of the background to make the TAS look even better.

[Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (World) "Knuckles 100%" in 45:28.6 by Upthorn.
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A Sonic video without Sonic! Instead, Knuckles takes the spotlight and collects all the Chaos (and Super) Emeralds.

Though, since the latter set of Emeralds isn't used for anything meaningful at all, the author has also provided a version that skips all the Super Emeralds and their respective bonus stages, which is about 9 minutes shorter. The movie files for this and other bonuses can be obtained from the author's comments.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (World) "Tails" in 30:12.52 by Aglar & marzojr.
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Sonic 3 & Knuckles completed with Tails. Interestingly, the authors of this run, Aglar and marzojr, utilized a disassembly of the game in order to squeeze the most out of every trick used.

There are also runs using Knuckles (getting 100% and max rings) and Sonic (on newgame+ and getting 100%).


Every second pair of links/torrents provides camhack encodes, which force the camera to follow Tails no matter where in the level he is.

[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles "newgame+" in 27:31.29 by marzojr & Aglar.
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Sonic's gone to plaid in the latest TAS by marzojr. It starts from a savestate to take advantage of Hyper Sonic from the beginning of the game. (For more details, see the note below and the run's comments.)

WARNING: The awesomeness of Hyper Sonic may damage your eyes or trigger seizures in susceptible people.


Note: This movie begins from a save state from the end of regular mode in order to access Hyper Sonic from the beginning of the game. There is no other way to access it outside of a hack. We normally do not accept movies which begin from a save state.

To download a savestate for this movie, use this link for Gens version 11a or this link for Gens version 11b.


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[Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic and Knuckles (World) "Knuckles" in 11:32.46 by WST, feeuzz & Qwerty.
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Sonic & Knuckles is the fourth game in the Sonic series. It retains the same basic features as in the previous Sonic games (speed, rings for protection, Special Stages with Chaos Emeralds) as well as the three different shield types introduced in Sonic 3 (Fire, Water and Electric). Players can select either of the two title characters for play - either Sonic, or the all-new Knuckles the Echidna. Knuckles cannot jump as high as Sonic, but he can glide by holding the jump button while in the air. If you glide into a wall, Knuckles will also be able to climb it. He can also break through walls that Sonic can't. With these abilities, Knuckles can access different areas from Sonic, making for each level an entirely new experience.

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[Tier: Moons]Genesis Squirrel King (China) in 17:18.62 by x2poet.
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Squirrel King is a platform video game produced, without license from Sega, by the Taiwanese developer Gamtec for the Mega Drive. Gamtec is also responsible for the development of a number of other games, including many for the Gamate handheld system.

It appears to be loosely based upon Capcom's Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers video games for the Nintendo Entertainment System, sharing its gameplay mechanics, although it is not licensed by Disney. As in the aforementioned game, the main character must throw crates at the enemies in order to defeat them.

This game was eventually used as the basis for the unofficial Mega Drive Super Mario World game. Some of the levels in this game have their background music based on that of the Super NES video game Donkey Kong Country.


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]Genesis Streets of Rage (World) in 19:45.45 by Mitjitsu & Mukki.
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A typical streetfighting game which spawned the popular Streets of Rage trilogy. This game is rumored to have used the same engine as Golden Axe, which is why the A button summons magic (sort of) to damage all enemies on screen, instead of doing some sort of roundhouse, like almost all other beat'em ups.

Completed on the hardest difficulty.

Compared to the previous movie, this is over 10 minutes faster. Primarily due to the use of 2-players and a glitch that skips most of the last level.

Details can be found in the authors' comments.

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[Tier: Vault]Genesis Strider (USA/Europe) in 07:22.39 by Neofix & Alyosha.
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Strider is supposedly about an alien taking control over earth, but since the first level says "Казахская ССР", there are small red stars everywhere, and one of the bosses holds a hammer and sickle... well, we all know what this game is really about.

This TAS is an improvement of about 2 seconds due to various minor optimizations.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Sub-Terrania (USA) in 06:40.62 by JXQ.
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Sub-Terrania is a very different game with a fresh (unforgiving) physics engine. As the pilot of a small ship, you explore areas to collect items and rescue miners, fighting against momentum and gravity.

[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]Genesis Taz Mania (World) in 06:36.37 by Aqfaq, Sonikkustar & Truncated.
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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.

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[Tier: Vault]Genesis The Flintstones (USA) in 17:05.99 by Archanfel.
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The Flintstones a classic 2D platform video game based on the famous Flintstones animated series from 1960s. Developed by Taito Corporation released in 1993, exclusively for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis.

There are six levels, in each one Fred must complete a small quest: retrieve a lost necklace for his wife, find his son lost in the desert, liberate pterodactyls race from the yoke of the evil witch, etc. The gameplay involves mostly jumping and hitting the enemies in the heads with a heavy cudgel.


[Tier: Vault]Genesis The Humans (USA) in 43:19.22 by Aqfaq.
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Humans (1992) is a kind of a crossbreed between Lemmings and Lost Vikings. Its gameplay contains both puzzle solving and action sequences.

This movie by Aqfaq features all 80 levels solved in fast and unexpected ways. The strategies used to attain this result rely on several interesting tricks and glitches described in the submission comments.


[Tier: Vault]Genesis The Immortal (USA/Europe) in 10:32.92 by Aqfaq.
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The Immortal is a dungeon game with spells, goblins, and of course, countless traps of instant death. The story is quite humorous at times.

In this movie, the protagonist wizard uses various unorthodox methods for completing the game as fast as possible. He dies four times in the process, but that does not slow him down at all. In fact, dying is one of the tricks that makes this movie 1.5 minutes faster than its predecessor.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis The Legend of Galahad (USA) in 17:50.16 by The8bitbeast.
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The Legend of Galahad is a side-scrolling adventure/platformer for the Sega Genesis. The game is a port of Leander for the Amiga, which was the first game developed by Travellers Tales. You play as Galahad on his quest to stop the Wicked Wiz of the East who has made off with Princess Leandra. Galahad must explore 21 levels in 3 different worlds in search of a hidden key in each level to progress, collecting coins to buy rune bombs, armor, and sword upgrades along the way.

The8bitbeast rushes through this game quickly, especially once the Tempest Blade upgrade is obtained. It is carefully managed to provide well-timed speedups in the player's movement, and it also leads to some zipping glitches. For more details, see the run's comments.


[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]Genesis The Lost Vikings (USA) in 27:29.34 by Archanfel.
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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: Vault]Genesis The Smurfs (Europe) in 19:44.71 by Baruch.
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This version of The Smurfs was released exclusively in Europe for the Mega Drive, SNES, Mega CD and DOS. It's a platforming side-scroller where you will be able to play as the jockey smurf, the brainy smurf, the greedy smurf and the hefty smurf to free Smurfette from the claws of Gargamel.

This run by Baruch, played on the Mega Drive version, uses various tricks and glitches in order to beat Gargamel in record time. Read the author's comments for more details.

We also have runs on the GB version and the PSX version, both of which are vastly different games.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis X-Men (USA) in 07:04.48 by Jaysmad.
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Sega came out with X-Men in 1993, later followed by X-Men 2. Notable is the fact that this game requires a reset towards the end, something that made TASing this game impossible for a long time.

This run by Jaysmad improves his previous effort by almost half a minute via new tricks and better lag management.


[Tier: Moons]GG Sonic the Hedgehog (USA) in 19:18.7 by sgrunt.
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The Sonic games for the Sega Master System and the Game Gear are much less well known than their Genesis/Mega Drive counterparts and have a reputation for being quite challenging, especially in handheld form. You'd never know this from the speed Sonic blazes through the game here.

Unlike later 8-bit Sonic games, there are significant differences in levels between the SMS version and the Game Gear version; here the latter is used primarily for faster boss fights.

If you like this run, also check out the run for SMS Sonic 2.


[Tier: Moons]N64 Banjo-Kazooie (USA v1.0) "100%" in 1:59:51.92 by Hyperresonance.
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Banjo-Kazooie stars the bear-bird team of Banjo and Kazooie, who are searching for Jiggies, or Jigsaw puzzle pieces, to unlock doors and save Banjo's sister from a rhyming witch. Even though Banjo's name is first, Kazooie ends up doing most of the heavy lifting as new skills are developed.

In this run, Hyperresonance collects all 100 Jiggies hidden throughout the game.

This is an improvement of 24:40.71 over the previous movie. This was possible with overwhelming route changes (and much better route planning ahead), a myriad of new glitches and tricks, and much more optimized movement. This movie loses some time to loading zones on BizHawk vs Mupen (about 2 minutes), so the final time is not quite indicative of how good the run is. With console like loading zones, this would be a 1:57.


[Tier: Stars]N64 Bomberman 64 (JPN) "100%" in 1:01:36.02 by zvsp.
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This run of Bomberman 64 achieves 100% status, which means earning 120 gold cards and all custom parts (alternate costumes for multiplayer modes). To acquire the prime "gold parts", players must obtain 120 gold cards within three hours of in-game time on hard mode.

Watch zvsp blast through the stages and collect the cards very quickly. Many bomb-stacking glitches are used to skip areas. Some cards require killing a certain minimum number of enemies, so you'll also get to see Bomberman blow up lots of enemies. Also, the player dies on purpose several times, for deathwarps and as shortcuts for some cards in hazardous conditions.

Also, see the any% run by Nahoc. For more Bomberman goodness, check out more Bomberman Movies.


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[Tier: Moons]N64 Chameleon Twist 2 (USA) in 21:57.27 by Nahoc.
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Chameleon Twist 2 (カメレオンツイスト2) takes place after the events in Chameleon Twist. Davy and his friends (Jack, Fred and Linda) are playing in the forest, still carrying the backpack from his last adventure, when suddenly the rabbit from before falls down and knocks one of the chameleons into the sky.

Contrary to the Chameleon Twist run, all 6 levels need to be played through in order to reach the end; Sky Land, Carnival Land, Ice Land, Great Edo Land, Toy Land and Pyramid Land.


[Tier: Moons]N64 Goemon's Great Adventure (JPN) in 1:15:41.28 by MATCH6974.
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Goemon and his friends return in this side-scrolling sequel to Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon. Bismaru, who looks like Goemon's friend Ebisumaru dressed up as a nun, has swiped a freshly-invented Ghost Returning Machine! With it, he's using planning nothing less than world domination. All Ebisumaru wanted to do with it was meet his ancestor, James Dean! Help Goemon and his friends retrieve the Machine, and bust some ghosts on the way.

Mystical Ninja 2 reverts back to the traditional side-scrolling 2D platforming style of the SNES games. However, due to to the Nintendo 64's 3D capabilities, you'll encounter massive bosses and detailed worlds as you make your way through Japan. To attack, you can either hurl coins, or use each character's specific weapon, such as Goemon's trademark pipe. Two players can also play simultaneously and work together to beat foes, and you can even ride piggy-back onto your friend.

There are also towns to explore, where you chat with villagers and explore various shops and houses for information and clues. Goemon Impact, the giant singing robot wearing rollerskates, also makes a return as you battle enemy mechs from inside its cockpit in a first-person view.


[Tier: Vault]N64 Mario Party (USA) "Minigame Island" in 36:11.0 by Senshin Ichii.
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Mario Party is a party video game featuring characters from the Mario franchise. It combines the mechanics of board games with more than 50 different minigames. The two modes of Mario Party are Adventure Mode, the standard mode of play with up to four players, and Minigame Island, a single player mode which forgoes the board game mechanics and has you win minigames to progress through the levels.

In this run, Senshin Ichii plays through Minigame Island mode and aims to complete the various minigames as fast as possible.


[Tier: Moons]N64 Rocket: Robot on Wheels (USA) "100%" in 1:14:52.8 by Azorae.
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Jojo the raccoon, discontent with only getting second billing at the impending opening of Dr. Gavin's new theme park Whoopie World, decides to sabotage the park in favour of founding his own Jojo's World. It's up to Dr. Gavin's robot, Rocket, to stop Jojo and get the park back in working order in time for opening.

This run collects 100% of the Tickets, Tinker Tokens and life upgrades.


[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement][Console-verified]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) "120 stars" in 1:20:41.52 by MKDasher, Nahoc, sonicpacker, Bauru, Eru, Goronem, Jesus, Kyman, Mokkori, Moltov, Nothing693, pasta, SilentSlayers, Snark & ToT.
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In a shocking twist of events, Bowser kidnaps Peach inside her own castle. Mario shows up and rains on Bowser's parade by collecting all 120 stars and winning in record time.

Numerous bugs are exploited in order to speed up Mario's progress and the physics engine is abused to its fullest.

This is an improvement of 18:08.33 over the previous movie by Rikku.

If you prefer to see the game beaten in the fastest time, then watch the "0 Stars" run.

See this movie played back on a real console.

If you're looking for a TAS on the Nintendo DS remake, you can watch it here.

Note: There are encodes of higher resolution in the discussion thread.


[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers]N64 The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (USA) in 1:29:32.02 by MrGrunz.
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In the direct sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Link is back to being a lone boy without a fairy. One day, he is attacked by Skull Kid and his two fairies, Tatl and Tael, and they steal his ocarina. After pursuing Skull Kid, he is transformed into a Deku Scrub. Link continues pursuing Skull Kid all the way to the Clock Town (now with the help of Tatl the fairy, a more 'in yo face' version of Navi).

This TAS of the game is the result of three years of hard work and many restarts due to new discoveries. It features many never-before-seen tricks and glitches, and completes every dungeon without getting a single boss key. Everything is done out of order, in ways that will amaze the viewer and keep them on the edge of their seat the entire way through, including a whole new way of warping between the areas in the game's over-world, and a new method of traveling that makes even the longest stretches in the game seem tiny.

The author beats the game in two 3-day cycles (the previous route used three), and does so in a way that puts every past attempt at a 6-day challenge to shame.

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[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]N64 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (JPN v1.0) "all dungeons, temples & Ganon trials" in 2:04:45.22 by Swordless Link.
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- Takes damage to save time
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- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
In this TAS of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, the author aims to beat the game as quickly as possible while completing all dungeons, temples, and Ganon Trials. This goal is commonly referred to as "all temples", "all dungeons", or "MST (Medallions/Stones/Trials)".

This run has roughly 35 minutes of improvements in gameplay over the previous TAS of its kind.

This movie contains several new glitches and sequence breaks which allow for a much faster completion than were possible when the last run was made. Several large glitches in the game are not used in the run, such as those which allow the player to manipulate memory addresses to obtain items without physically picking them up. These are avoided because it would make the completion of any dungeon completely arbitrary; they can be seen in an old any% run.

Unlike the previous movie of this category, this TAS is played on the Japanese version of the game. The reason for this is that the text is significantly faster than in the English version, which means that far less time (roughly 12 minutes) is spent waiting for text boxes and cut scenes to end before getting back to the action. English subtitles were added to the encode for people interested in what was said.

The author's notes explain in great detail many of the things done in this TAS which may be confusing to those who aren't familiar with Ocarina of Time speedrunning. Reading them is strongly advised.

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[Tier: Moons]N64 Turok: Dinosaur Hunter (USA v1.2) in 36:37.42 by mmbossman.
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Turok: Dinosaur Hunter is a critically acclaimed first-person action game released on the Nintendo 64 in 1997. It stars a hero of controversial descent, being a pre-Colombian Native American time-travelling warrior, referred to as Turok. As such, he must stop an evil entity known as The Campaigner from conquering the universe with a time-controlling artifact called the Chronoscepter (amazing, really). This also was the reason for stuffing the game full with anachronisms, so you'll see high-tech weapons and teleporters together with magic crossbows and dinosaurs.

Turok has been famous for being the first fog navigation simulator of its time. The omnipresent fog was included to obscure the low rendering distance that was used in order to increase performance on N64's hardware, but it also resulted in a somewhat claustrophobic feeling throughout the game. To further confuse the disoriented player, the majority of wall textures are nondescript and repetitive, making it easy to get lost at times.

Disclaimer: Due to various complaints of motion sickness caused by the strafe-running technique utilized, the viewer is encouraged to keep an airsickness bag handy in case of sudden nausea.


[Tier: Moons]NES Amagon (USA) in 18:01.79 by Tanooki Teabag.
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Amagon the Marine has crash-landed on a mysterious island in the South Pacific and must get to the rescue boat. In his way lie wild animals, dinosaurs, and aliens, all of which are likely to be endangered or extinct after their encounter with this gun-wielding man who can double his muscle mass to punch them into oblivion.

This is an improvement of nearly 26 seconds over the previous run by Tailz due to increased use of the Megagon form, lag reduction, improved boss fights, and a time-saving death in level 5-1.


[Tier: Vault]NES Arkanoid (USA) "warp glitch" in 04:26.72 by Baxter.
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This run exploits a programming error that allows the author to start playing from level 23. If you notice that there's nothing meaningful going on in the first minute of the movie, this is normal: the actual gameplay takes place only after triggering the "game over" screen.

See the author's comments for more information on this glitch.

This improves the author's previous movie by about 5 seconds.


[Tier: Vault]NES Atlantis no Nazo (JPN) in 02:20.12 by exposure.
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Atlantis no Nazo (アトランチスの謎) is a game where an explorer is trying to save his friend and must find his way through a maze of rooms. In this case, levels.

This is an improvement of 2.99 seconds over the previous run through further optimizations by exposure.


[Tier: Vault]NES Back to the Future Part II & III (USA) in 1:14:24.25 by GlitchMan.
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Back to the Future Part II & III is a side-scrolling platform/puzzle game produced by Beam Software and distributed by LJN, based on the second and third movies of the Back to the Future trilogy.

This run by GlitchMan completes this long game in the fastest time possible.


[Tier: Moons]NES Battletoads (USA) "warpless, 2 players" in 24:57.47 by foda.
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- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Genre: Fighting
- Genre: Platform
This run has two players and does not use warps.

As always, a bug on level 11 prevents player 2 from moving, so he gets a game over for that level. Player 1 plays level 11 alone and player 2 comes back for level 12. This is a bug in Battletoads itself.


[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]NES Battletoads (USA) "warps, 2 players" in 11:04.72 by feos & MESHUGGAH.
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- Genre: Fighting
- Genre: Platform
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Battletoads (1991) is a futuristic beat 'em up known for its graphics and extreme difficulty. The story is that the sexy Dark Queen who wants to rule the universe has kidnapped Princess Angelica and a toad named Pimple. Two other toads, Rash and Zitz, attempt to rescue them and defeat the Dark Queen.

Maybe you thought Battletoads was a game full of amphibians, but it is actually full of bugs. Those beta testers really should have spent a little more time on this game...

In this run, feos and MESHUGGAH beat the previously fastest TAS of this game by 2:22.16, this time using 2 players instead of 1. You will laugh, you will cry, but most of all, you will wonder how in the world they broke this game so much. Do yourself a favor and read the authors' notes.

To see the game broken even further with the use of memory corruption, watch this run.


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Battletoads (USA) "game end glitch" in 00:56.51 by MESHUGGAH & feos.
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- Genre: Platform
Battletoads (1991) is a futuristic beat 'em up game known for its extreme difficulty spread over 16 difficult levels. The mechanics in the game also change drastically from level to level, making the game one of the hardest and most varied for the NES.

In this game, the second most diabolical evil genius in the universe, The Dark Queen, has kidnapped Princess Angelica and Pimple - a battletoad. Rash and Zitz must save them by traveling through the most insane multilevel set of plans ever designed. This includes falling down huge shafts, racing through obstacle courses at breakneck speeds, riding on snakes through a massive maze of spikes, passing through a killer ventilation system, navigating through a missile defense system, climbing a never ending revolving tower, and much much more. Along the way, the Battletoads must also face off against an evil army of robots, genetically engineered rodents, and The Dark Queen herself.

In order to make the game a bit easier, its creators embedded some secret warp zones to skip a few early levels in their entirety. But that simply wasn't good enough for MESHUGGAH; he decided to travel directly to level 3, where he invents his own warp and skips right to the grand finale. He took a glitch found in this TAS and exploited it further, to the point the Dark Queen just gives up and returns Angelica and Pimple, going off to hatch an even more evil plan for next time. The glitch is done by breaking the game execution and sticking it right to the game ending.

This run conquers the predecessor movie by 0.24 seconds by killing the second rat while the yellow toad jumps forward without bumping in to the camera borders.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]NES Battletoads (USA) "warpless, 1 player" in 21:38.38 by feos, Alyosha & Samsara.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Battletoads (1991) is a futuristic beat 'em up game known for its extreme difficulty spread over 12 difficult levels. The mechanics in the game also change drastically from level to level, making the game one of the hardest and most varied for the NES.

In this game, the second most diabolical evil genius in the universe, The Dark Queen, has kidnapped Princess Angelica and Pimple - a battletoad. Rash and Zitz must save them by traveling through the most insane multilevel set of plans ever designed. This includes falling down huge shafts, racing through obstacle courses at breakneck speeds, riding on snakes through a massive maze of spikes, passing through a killer ventilation system, navigating through a missile defense system, climbing a never ending revolving tower, and much much more. Along the way, the Battletoads must also face off against an evil army of robots, genetically engineered rodents, and The Dark Queen herself.

In this run, feos, Alyosha, and Samsara improved upon the previous publication by 2:39.33 using many new tricks and glitches.


[Tier: Stars]NES Battletoads & Double Dragon: The Ultimate Team (USA) in 17:41.14 by feos.
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- Genre: Action
Battletoads & Double Dragon: The Ultimate Team is an action packed beat 'em up crossover that features essentially the same physics as Battletoads. Together, these heroes must defeat the Shadow Boss, the Dark Queen, and an assortment of other baddies.

Unlike the run of the SNES version, the author, feos, uses both a Toad and a Dragon. In addition, he constantly exploits glitches removed in the SNES version. The result is roughly 18 minutes of ridiculous antics! For more information on the glitches used in this run, please see the author's notes.


[Tier: Moons]NES Blaster Master (USA) "all bosses" in 30:30.37 by BrotherMojo.
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Jason's pet frog escaped and got into some radioactive material underground. Naturally, there's a tank handy and Jason's first reaction is to go after his frog.

BrotherMojo improves the previous movie by 2:43.86 using better routes and more glitches. More information in Submission notes


[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]NES Bubble Bobble (USA) "best ending" in 24:37.7 by Tompa, adelikat, Bablo, Baxter, CtrlAltDestroy, & Cardboard.
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In Bubble Bobble, two magical, bubble-blowing dinosaurs (Bub and Bob) fight through an evil, deep forest in order to rescue their kidnapped dinosaur friends.

This movie features one... no, wait, six players controlling two characters simultaneously while smashing the previous time by 2 minutes and 41 seconds. However, this publication chooses to use warps.


Authors adelikat, Tompa, and Cardboard recorded some live commentary as well. Bubble Bobble is definitely better with swearing.

[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]NES Bucky O'Hare (USA) in 22:13.6 by AnS.
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter
A rare instance of a Japanese-made NES game based on a U.S.-originated comic book, Bucky O'Hare (1992) provides a player with a good combination of platforming action similar to Mega Man, an interesting plot, and convincing production values. You can play as one of the five unique characters, which you are free to select at any time, after saving them from the clutches of the Toad Empire. Each character has special abilities required to take advantage of in order to pass through the game's numerous variably designed stages, ranging from single-screen puzzle rooms to autoscrolling shoot-'em-ups.

Interesting fact about this game is that Konami used to implement unconventional ways of piracy protection, in this particular case by making each hit or an otherwise harmful collision in the game result in an instant death if you play it illegitimately. Apparently, this was how a large amount of people were used to playing it in pre-emulation era, without ever finding out Konami's little sabotage.

This movie by AnS is set up in a fashion that imitates this handicap by playing the game in hard mode (accessing it through a password), where every hit results in death. Other than that, it also improves the previous movie by 2 minutes 48.7 seconds, using several major glitches and a lot of small tricks explained in great detail in the author's comments.


[Tier: Moons]NES Castlevania (USA PRG1) "minimalist, pacifist" in 12:53.41 by Grincevent.
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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 Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (USA) "Grant path, warp glitch" in 15:22.01 by arandomgameTASer, Samsara & Mothrayas.
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Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (originally known as 悪魔城伝説 or Akumajō Densetsu, meaning "Legend of the Demon Castle") is the story of Trevor Belmont's battle against Dracula from the times before Simon's battle in Castlevania. In this complex and difficult game, there are three playable allies whom Trevor can recruit: Alucard (Dracula's son), Grant DaNasty (a pirate captain), and Sypha Belnades (a mystic warlord).

Unlike the other branches of Castlevania III, this run uses a stairs glitch in Block 4 to climb directly to Dracula and skip most of the game. Only the USA version allows this glitch to work, so it was used instead of the Japanese version, which has superior sound quality.


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers (USA) "2 players" in 09:25.73 by dragonxyk.
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This run illustrates very well the advantage of using two-player mode. Much faster than the single-player version, Chip and Dale carry each other, throw each other, abuse balloons and zip as they once again go after Fat Cat.

The improvement by dragonxyk comes now with Chip and Dale zipping on each other.


[Tier: Moons]NES Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers 2 (USA) "2 players" in 11:04.65 by dragonxyk.
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Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers 2 is quite an improvement over the original Chip 'n Dale in terms of graphics and a whole lot of other things. Thankfully, the original game's solid controls haven't been changed. The plot of this game is that Fat Cat has stolen the Pharaoh's Urn and wants to use its power (for evil purposes, of course).

Like the first movie, a two-player run makes for some interesting things, like Chip and Dale carrying each other around, and heavy abuse of death to take advantage of balloons. By killing off one character, he respawns on a floating balloon, thus going ahead of the other character. Unlike the first, however, this run frequently destroys bosses by using one of the characters as a weapon. Only in the Chip 'n Dale series can such apparently irrational action be justified.

This movie, the second submission for this game by dragonxyk, is a 18.55-second improvement over the previous movie. See here for a run with just Chip.


[Tier: Moons]NES Cobra Command (JPN) in 10:09.33 by £e Nécroyeur.
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Cobra Command is an NES port of an arcade game by Data East. As the pilot of the LX-3 SuperCobra military helicopter, you must fly to six different locations and rescue hostages, blasting away any enemies that stand in your way. Upgrades for your guns, missiles, armor, engines, and rescue equipment can also be acquired by landing in certain areas.

In this run, £e Nécroyeur uses many minor movement tricks and precise shooting to complete this game in a little over 10 minutes.


[Tier: Moons]NES Contra (JPN) in 08:51.73 by zyr2288.
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- Genre: Shooter
Contra is a classic action game. Equipped with heavy artillery, you must save the world by defeating the organization Red Falcon. To do this, you must make it past over 10 areas full of flying bullets and explosives and defeat many baddies.

Like in this run's predecessor, zyr2288 uses both Bill and Lance simultaneously to fire through each level. In addition, he makes use of some better routes, boss fighting strategies, and lag manipulation.


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]NES Contra Force (USA) in 12:23.62 by GlitchMan.
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- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter
This game, ostensibly a spin-off of the Contra series, began life as a completely unrelated game, yet still manages to invoke the spirit of the other games in being an insanely difficult, one-hit-kills-you shooter.

Contra Force offers a selection of one of four characters, a jumping glitch involving the pause screen, and lots and lots of lag - and yet the game is still completed remarkably quickly.


[Tier: Vault]NES Cybernoid: The Fighting Machine (USA) in 04:38.36 by Alyosha.
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Shooter
Cybernoid is considered extremely difficult to beat. You can only take one hit before you die, and you have only nine lives.

In this run, Alyosha makes use of all given weapons to save time. The run has no music, because sound effects were chosen by default instead.


[Tier: Vault]NES Dash Galaxy in the Alien Asylum (USA) in 06:37.33 by CtrlAltDestroy.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Dash Galaxy in the Alien Asylum was a game developed by Beam Software and published by Data East in 1990. Your objective is to guide the spaceman Dash Galaxy to the top of the alien rocket he has been imprisoned in, where an escape pod leads to his freedom.

The author, CtrlAltDestroy, skips most of the puzzle rooms and gathers only the required items from the platforming stages in order to complete the game as fast as possible.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]NES Deadly Towers (JPN) in 08:09.53 by ars4326.
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- Uses warps
- Major skip glitch
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
Deadly Towers is an infamous 'Nintendo Hard' game, where you control Prince Myer in his quest to destroy seven bells guarded by seven bosses and stop the evil wizard Rubas. The character is slow and takes a lot of damage very easily, making the game usually a great challenge. While there are powerups which boost your abilities, they are generally found in secret passages with no indication of their location.

In this run by ars4326, the Japanese version Mashou (魔鐘) is used due to it containing an inventory glitch that, essentially, gives you unlimited bells after death-warping and defeating Cold Killer twice. New routes, sequence breaking, and movement optimizations are also involved in this updated run.


[Tier: Vault]NES Dizzy the Adventurer (USA) in 07:49.67 by alden.
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- Genre: Platform
The Dizzy series of computer games was one of the most successful computer game brands of the late eighties. They were all based around a central figure, an intelligent egg-like creature called Dizzy.

Dizzy the Adventurer is an enhanced NES port of the sixth game in the series, Dizzy: Prince of the Yolkfolk, completed fast by the use of creative routes and of course, maximum speed.

There is also a run of the second game in the series, Treasure Island Dizzy.


[Tier: Vault]NES Donkey Kong 3 (USA) in 00:56.54 by MESHUGGAH.
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In the third installment in the Donkey Kong series, Stanley the bugman discovers Donkey Kong in his greenhouse, releasing insects that are attacking his precious flowers. To save his flowers, Stanley aims to stop the ape by blasting him away with a bug spray can.

In this movie, MESHUGGAH improves on previous submissions through better luck manipulation, more precise shooting, and by dying on a very specific frame to skip the score countdown after the first level.


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Double Dragon (USA) in 08:50.28 by Alyosha.
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Set in a post-apocalyptic New York, Double Dragon is the story of Billy and Jimmy Lee, twin brothers trained in the fighting style of Sou-Setsu-Ken. Together, they manage a small martial arts training school, teaching their students in self-defense. One day, Billy's girlfriend, Marian, is kidnapped off the street by the "Black Warriors", a savage street gang led by a man named Willy. The Black Warriors demand the Lee brothers disclose their martial arts secrets in exchange for Marian's freedom. The Lee brothers set out on a rescue mission to crush the Black Warriors and save Marian.

Released on many systems, this game was so popular that they even released it for cellular phones and made a board game. Even a Hollywood movie has been made.

Alyosha improves the previous publication by 7.19 seconds, thanks to a completely different experience route in order to get the elbow attack earlier in Mission 4.


[Tier: Moons]NES Double Dragon II: The Revenge (USA, PRG1) "1 player" in 09:17.78 by xipo.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Fighting
- Genre: Platform
Double Dragon 2 is a beat'em-up game starring Billy (or Bimmy, depending on the game version) and Jimmy Lee in a quest to get revenge on a gang for killing Billy's girlfriend. Their journey starts on city streets, but it eventually goes to a variety of places like a helicopter, a dark forest, a haunted mansion, and a final fight bordering on the supernatural. You must play the hardest difficulty, Supreme Master, in order to reach the true final boss.

One interesting feature of the game is that some very powerful moves can only be used from a crouching position, usually after landing from a jump or getting up from a knockdown. This is why you see the player jump so frequently.

This run by xipo plays the game with only 1 player. It is slower than the two-player run largely because it can't use tricks like the two players hitting each other with flying knees. However, there are still some interesting tricks and strategies in this movie well worth watching.


[Tier: Moons]NES Double Dragon II: The Revenge (USA) "2 players" in 08:21.61 by xipo.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Fighting
- Genre: Platform
Double Dragon 2 (1989) is a beat'em-up game that shows the true value of teamwork. Despite sibling rivalry, Billy and Jimmy help expedite their common goal with well-timed knees to each other's faces.

This new version by xipo is 18.51 seconds faster than the previous effort by adelikat. Most of the improvement came from better application of glitches.

If you're more a fan of runs where one macho man defeats an entire gang alone, there is also a one-player run available.


[Tier: Moons]NES Double Dragon III: The Sacred Stones (USA) in 10:10.23 by xipo.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Fighting
- Genre: Platform
In this movie, the author speeds through the game, beating up all the bad guys quickly and efficiently, making full use of each character — and killing them off when they are no longer useful. The characters' special abilities are abused to provide some unorthodox shortcuts.

This is the author's 3rd version and is an improvement of about 28 seconds over his previous movie.


[Tier: Moons]NES Dragon Warrior (USA PRG0) in 17:47.74 by Acmlm.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
This is the sixth published movie of Dragon Warrior, a seemingly complex, but ultimately, fairly simple NES RPG. This is an improvement of 20.96 seconds from the previous run. The character completes his quest at Level 7. There are several things about this movie that might seem odd if one is not aware of them beforehand:

  • All unnecessary random encounters have been manipulated into not happening
  • The player dies several times in order to get transported back to the beginning
  • Action commands are often intentionally not entered as soon as possible to manipulate critical hits and such

[Tier: Vault]NES Dragon Warrior II (USA) in 46:25.0 by TheAxeMan.
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- Genre: RPG
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The second Dragon Warrior game beaten as fast as possible.

Dragon Warrior is an epic RPG series which now spans 8 games across many systems. The second game greatly expands on the first to include a party of three heroes (all descendents of Erdrick and the hero of DW1) and battles that may include many enemies.
The world is much bigger and there are many big dungeons to explore as well. Luckily there are new abilities and items to make this easier. Enemies can randomly drop items when defeated and there is a lottery which is the precursor to the casinos which appear in each later DW game. Finally, you might notice that many of the enemies in this game appear in later games, particularly DW8.


[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]NES Dragon Warrior III (USA) "item glitch" in 41:09.52 by vaxherd.
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- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
The last in the original Dragon Warrior storyline, this one follows "the Hero", who is tasked with saving the world from the archfiend Baramos. After cobbling together a group of people to take with him, the Hero must travel the world to find a way to Baramos's lair.

Or at least, that was what was supposed to happen. Thanks to a glitch involving a party of dead characters, vaxherd manages to manipulate his inventory and warp list to not only have extremely rare pieces of equipment from nothing, but also warps directly to where Baramos is located in a fraction of the time it would take normally.

In addition to this, vaxherd also uses a glitch involving resets and character names to manipulate the RNG and encounter formula at certain points, thereby beating the previous run by over seven minutes.


The encodes feature commentary by the author as soft subtitles.

[Tier: Moons]NES Dragon Warrior III (USA) in 1:50:36.18 by dave_dfwm.
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- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
This is a non-glitched run of Dragon Warrior 3, now under 2 hours long.

This game is known in the TAS world as being a pain to play due to the RNG (random number generator) being much harder to manipulate than most other games. As a result, seemingly random actions throughout the game are actually intentional manipulation of the RNG to ensure favourable outcomes, such as avoiding monsters or good battle outcomes.

To give you an idea of how surprising this time is to most players, the previous run is about 24 minutes longer than this one. Even before that, any run that was under 3 hours long was deemed to be very difficult to perform.


[Tier: Moons]NES Dragon Warrior IV in 1:58:06.28 by adelikat.
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Dragon Warrior IV was the last of the Dragon Quest games to be released on the NES. It features an epic, five chapter spanning story.

This run by adelikat is an improvement of over 11 minutes to his prior run thanks to better luck manipulation and routing.


[Tier: Moons]NES Driar in 05:14.45 by MESHUGGAH.
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- Genre: Platform
Driar is a homebrew game created in 2012 by David Eriksson and Stefen Adolfsson. It is notable for being an homage to classic NES games with no modern influences whatsoever. No score, no save points, no passwords, no timers, no plot, no hub-world; just a series of single screen levels for you to carefully complete, in order, or until your 10 lives are used up.

In this run, MESHUGGAH moves the eponymous dinosaur through all 38 levels and beats the game in record time.


[Tier: Vault]NES Elevator Action (USA) in 06:47.33 by Alyosha.
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A rather simple, unique classic game.

The hero of this game is a spy/agent who raids buildings infested with men in black. He collects important documents from various apartments/closets (which, for the sake of simplicity, are colored indicatively), and then leaves by his car to the next raid.

After raiding the last building, he goes to raid the same buildings once again, ad infinitum.

Even a small game like this isn't free of bugs. The unsafe elevators of this game offer a few maneuvers that should not be attempted in real life.

Four levels were played.

Alyosha improves the previous publication by 10.13 seconds, thanks to better optimisation.


[Tier: Moons]NES Faxanadu (unknown) in 23:04.69 by Invariel.
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- Genre: Adventure
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- Genre: RPG
In comparison to the usual run-through platform games, this is one of the games that requires more planning to play efficiently.

The game features an inventory and equipment and a spells system, all of which were rare to see in NES games when this game came out.

This is the 4th published version of the TAS, now 16.73 seconds faster than the previous version.

The author has written comments describing all the planning and tricks that went into this movie.


[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]NES Final Fantasy (USA) in 1:09:57.7 by TheAxeMan.
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The original Final Fantasy follows four heroes who are trying to restore the four orbs which have been contaminated and ultimately defeat Chaos.

Unfortunately only one of the warriors is actually a hero; the rest are sissies who die early on during the quests. Strange as this may sound, much time is saved by doing so since fewer commands need to be entered every time the player runs from a random encounter.

On TASVideos, perfect runs are continually improved, often through very unexpected changes. This run by TheAxeMan improves the old TAS by 9.11 seconds by getting lower stats and spending more time at inns and item shops.

For those who think they have a better sense of humor than the author, he has provided Python scripts which allow you to recreate the entire run with your own choices for character names substituted for his. Available as a Windows standalone program or as source.


The downloadable videos and the YouTube stream contain soft subtitles with commentary from TheAxeMan.

[Tier: Moons]NES Final Fantasy (USA) "White Mage" in 1:16:37.56 by TheAxeMan.
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- Genre: RPG
Final Fantasy is a well known RPG about saving the world with the usual assortment of characters.

Here, the author defies all common sense and takes a team composed entirely of White Mages, the token "weak healing caster" class. What's worse, three of them meet their untimely demise at the hands of pirates not very far into their journey. Not to worry, because this survivor has a few tricks up her sleeve.


[Tier: Vault]NES G.I. Joe (USA) in 16:49.6 by xipo.
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The Cobra Command threatens the world and the G.I. Joe team is needed to stop it!

G.I. Joe (1991) is a platformer difficult because of its intricate routes and bosses, but the author makes short work of both. In particular, this movie sports some of the shortest boss fights of any game. It also provides entertainment through varied character and vehicle use (thankfully, the game still manages not to lag immensely even with all the action thrown in).

This is an improvement of 107 seconds to the previous movie by Ferret Warlord.


[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers]NES Gimmick! (JPN) "100%" in 07:44.45 by Aglar & Hotarubi.
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A short Japanese game about a small green toy who can summon stars to help him defeat monsters and to use them as platforms to reach high places and travel fast.

In this movie, the authors collect all of the items to enter the secret 7th level after the boss at the end of the 6th level, and do so 2 minutes and 15 seconds faster than the previous movie.

The game cartridge of Gimmick! contains a special microchip, FME7, which extends the number of sound channels in the game from 5 to 8, creating a more melodic soundtrack than in most other NES games.

If you like this, be sure to check out the other run of this game, which skips the secret items.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]NES Gimmick! (JPN) in 04:24.61 by Aglar, Hotarubi & Samsara.
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Gimmick! (1992) is another gem from Sunsoft, the company that brought us Ufouria and Journey to Silius. It was only released in Japan and Scandinavian countries, but eventually achieved something of a cult status thanks to its refined gameplay, as well as exceptional music and graphic design.

The plot follows a green toy on a quest to rescue a little girl from the clutch of other toys, who were rightfully upset at her forsaking them in favor of our protagonist. What these other toys can't do, however, is conjure stars to use them both as projectiles and very effective transportation devices!

This venture between Aglar, Hotarubi and Samsara improves the previous movie by 46.95 seconds thanks to a new zipping glitch that skips most of Stage 5 and a new clip that skips most of Stage 6. This run doesn't collect the special items required to access the 7th level, and thus gets a bad ending. However, we have another run that attains the best ending for your viewing pleasure!


[Tier: Vault]NES Golgo 13: Top Secret Episode (USA) in 44:40.04 by dave_dfwm.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Shooter
Golgo 13: Top Secret Episode is a game based on a popular Japanese manga. You control Golgo 13, an assassin who is ordered to take out the leader of the DREK Empire. The game features four different gameplay modes: action, flying, 360 degree shooting and 3D maze.

The author, dave_dfwm, speeds through this little-known game in less than 45 minutes.


[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers][Notable improvement][Console-verified]NES Gradius (JPN) in 10:52.35 by adelikat.
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- Uses death to save time
- Uses warps
- Genre: Shooter
In this run, adelikat picks up maximum speed upgrades and has fun with perfect reflexes, much like the previous movie. That is certainly something nice to do, because the game scrolls automatically and the player cannot affect the speed. However, the point of this movie is not just to beat this game as fast as possible, but rather to do all kinds of unpredictable and awe-inspiring things rarely seen in any TAS — without losing time. See for yourself.

This is probably one of the best illustrations on how to create art out of a simplistic and otherwise uninteresting game to watch.

What is also different about this movie is an extra warp which significantly shortens the game, and the use of a new tool (input macro) as described in the submission text. Bots are occasionally used to generate pseudorandom input while still avoiding death.

Also be sure to check out this movie being played back on an actual NES.


[Tier: Moons]NES Guerrilla War (USA) in 13:02.35 by x2poet.
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- Uses death to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Shooter
x2poet seeks to quell the revolution in record time! This movie not only plays on the hardest setting, but it manages to do so almost 30 seconds faster than the previous movie. This is accomplished by controlling two players at once which finished boss battles quicker.

[Tier: Moons]NES Hudson Hawk (USA) in 07:03.88 by Alyosha.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
In this platformer based on the 1991 comedy/action film of the same name, the player takes on the role of Eddie Hawkins, known as "Hudson Hawk", the world's greatest cat burglar. After ten years in prison for a robbery of a government installation gone wrong, Eddie is released, intending to go straight and retire. Unfortunately, fate has other plans.

Alyosha steals-- err, retrieves the three treasures in record time.


[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]NES James Bond Jr. (USA) in 18:29.84 by feos.
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- Uses a level password
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter
James Bond Jr. is a 1991 video game developed by Eurocom. The world’s greatest scientists have mysteriously disappeared! Intelligence reports indicate that James Bond Junior's old enemy, SCUM Lord, has imprisoned them on his island fortress in the Caribbean. Without hesitation, Junior heads out on four dangerous missions to save the scientists and thwart SCUM Lord’s plans!

Here, our brave hero ignores normal elevators, uses all available items and manages their amounts very precisely, and generally abuses his lifebar.

We also have a run of the SNES version.


This movie features the new .FM3 format, intended to be watched in TASEditor, where detailed comments on the run are visible. You can play around with branches included in the movie as well. See the author's explanation on how to use this feature.


[Tier: Vault][Has commentary]NES Lagrange Point (JPN) in 1:03:25.1 by neo_omegon.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
'Lagrange Point' (ラグランジュポイント), is a very late (as in, released in 1991) Japanese-only RPG produced for the NES. This game is notable because Konami teamed up with readers of Family Computer Magazine (ファミリーコンピュータマガジン) to form a group, called 芸夢工房 (geimukoubou, art dream workshop), in order to make this game. The readers were permitted to design the characters, monsters, events, message-texts, music, the title-screen, and such. With enhanced sound for the NES due to Konami's VRC7 sound generator Integrated Circuit, the game is considered a masterpiece to many Japanese people.

The story is about a pilot, Jin (also known as Gin), who is exploring a biohazard outbreak at a space colony, linked to the disappearance of Dr. Stolte. He arrives, only for the spaceship to be attacked. The effect of the outbreak soon becomes clear.

More information on the game can be found on the Japanese Wikipedia (machine translation).


This run of a Japanese-only RPG with an unofficial translation by Aeon Genesis (the run won't sync in it) features commentary in the form of Advanced SubStation Alpha soft subtitles created by FractalFusion and the author, neo_omegon. If you use MPlayer to view the MKV, add the -ass option to the commandline to view the subtitles with their proper layout.

[Tier: Moons]NES Little Nemo: The Dream Master (USA) in 21:53.29 by Randil & Alyosha.
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- Genre: Adventure
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A Little Nemo TAS has been done again with an improvement of about 13 seconds over the previous run. The last level has been improved thanks to a new strat involving the morning star. Read the authors' comments for more details.

[Tier: Moons]NES Lunar Pool (JPN) "no friction" in 36:52.0 by Bisqwit.
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Lunar Ball, known as Lunar Pool in the US, is, as the name suggests, a pool game for the NES with the curious ability to adjust the friction of the surface of the pool table. Indeed, it is quite possible to play with no friction, and while this may sound easy, it actually proves to be impossibly difficult due to removing the major obstacle from the balls just continuing to roll forever, causing the game to never end.

With some heavy support from a bot (and massive loss of sanity), the author manages the nigh-impossible feat of making it all the way to the end of all 60 tables even in the face of this overwhelming opposition.

Reading the submission notes is highly advisable to explain some of the oddities such as the occasional pocketing of the cue ball. (In short: The cue ball is deliberately pocketed in order to avoid getting a perfect score on every level because the point counter would take unbearably long to tick all the points, up to a half minute per level.)

For more heavy optimization of pool tables, see also the run of this game with the default friction level.


[Tier: Moons]NES M.C. Kids (USA) in 18:15.97 by Aglar.
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- Genre: Platform
Once you get past McDonald's blatant advertising and the fact that this game is about Ronald the clown, this game is actually quite good. The controls are a bit slippery but the level design more than makes up for it.

In this particular movie the author collects only the cards that are necessary to complete the game. If you want to see all the cards collected and the secret levels played, check the other movie of this game.

An improvement of 58 seconds arises from better acceleration techniques and strategic differences.


[Tier: Vault]NES Mappy (JPN) in 06:03.08 by Spikestuff.
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Mappy is a side-scrolling platform game that features cartoon-like animals, primarily cats and mice. The game's main character itself is a mouse. The objective of the game is to retrieve stolen items from the mansions of cats.

In this run, Spikestuff completes a full cycle of levels (16 levels) as fast as possible.


[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]NES Mega Man (JPN) in 12:23.34 by Shinryuu & FinalFighter.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
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On this site, we make perfect movies, and then we surpass them. Of course, if we can surpass them, they were not perfect in the first place, but who would have known?

When "perfection" is defined as "as fast as possible", it requires some sacrifices. Indeed, this movie sacrifices a lot in the playability of the game. Full of tricks to pass through walls, tricks to avoid mandatory battles, tricks to pass through enemies relatively unharmed, tricks to acquire weapon refills in little time — there is very little in this movie left that resembles normal playing. Even death is used as a viable playing strategy that saves time. All of the tricks are still performed by the means of mere controller input, even though significant portions of the input were calculated by a computer program.

This movie is a considerable improvement of 3:04.39 to the previous movie; this is mainly due to a new technique which tricks the game into calling an 'end of level' object.

Of course, upon watching this movie, one does have to question something... is it Mega Man saving the world? Or Dr. Wily trying to save it from absolute destruction?


[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers][Console-verified]NES Mega Man 2 (JPN) in 23:48.51 by aglasscage, FinalFighter, pirohiko, & Shinryuu.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Mega Man 2 is a game that hardly needs any introduction. This movie plays Rockman 2, the Japanese version, which is essentially Mega Man 2 in difficult mode.

This is an improvement of 6.24 seconds over the previous run through a variety of small tweaks.

See Rockman Tricks and the submission message for in-depth explanation and answers to various questions regarding this movie.

You can also see this run played back on a real NES with an input display!

See also a run done on the PSX port here.


[Tier: Moons]NES Metal Gear (USA) in 22:24.59 by dunnius.
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Metal Gear!? It can't be!

This is the NES port of the first entry in the ever-popular Metal Gear series, created by Hideo Kojima and developed and published by Konami; there are significant differences between it and the original MSX version. It is infamous for its engrish, containing such ever-popular phrases as "I FEEL ASLEEP!" and "UH - OH! THE TRUCK HAVE STARTED TO MOVE!".

This run utilizes quite a wide variety of game glitches and collects the minimal set of items needed to complete the game. Additionally, this movie improves the previous movie by 1.68 seconds, thanks to using a new trick called "boss lock" during the fight against Big Boss. Please read the author's comments for more details.


[Tier: Vault]NES Metal Max (JPN) in 24:16.57 by suwei.
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- Genre: RPG
In Metal Max, a mysterious war known as "The Havoc" has almost destroyed the human civilization. It's unknown how it broke out, and no one even dares to find out. The few who are left have to struggle to survive. Among them is our young hero, E, who just makes his decision to become a great Hunter.

Released by Data East in Japan in 1991, Metal Max was one of the more "creative" console role-playing games due to more freedom in the story. The game is set in a post-apocalyptic future, in which surviving people cluster from villages to ruins, while some Hunters among them fight monsters and outlaws in the "wild".

In this run, suwei improves the previous run by 50.66 seconds by using "dud" shells instead of panic shells and buying the teleport item from a different place.


[Tier: Vault]NES Mighty Bomb Jack (JPN) "best ending" in 10:15.62 by Hisatoki.
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- Uses death to save time
- Uses warps
- Genre: Platform
Mighty Bomb Jack is a game where Jack goes to rescue his family from a pyramid. Along the way, he meets many enemies who start as mummies and change forms when they hit the ground. He also finds bomb-filled rooms at the end of each round, which work like warp rooms with a twist: you can warp ahead to the bomb room of the next round if the first lit bomb is the last bomb collected. Using this, the author warps past many rounds.

However, this movie aims for the best ending, which is obtained by freeing all the family members in Round 12. This means that the author avoids warping past some rounds in order to collect items. For more details, read the submission comments.


[Tier: Vault]NES Mighty Final Fight (USA) in 09:06.62 by xipo.
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Mighty Final Fight is modeled after its arcade cousin Final Fight but features more cartoon-like graphics and lacks multiplayer. In this movie, the mayor of Metro City spins, punches and piledrives his way to save his daughter, all without the benefit of a shirt. The author rarely takes damage, with the notable exception of multiple suicides down an elevator shaft.

This is nearly a minute and a half improvement over the previous movie.

Also, the author made a switch from the JPN version to the USA, which results in a 5 second slower intro screen.


[Tier: Moons]NES Moon Crystal (JPN) in 08:19.05 by Hotarubi.
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Moon Crystal (ムーンクリスタル), a platformer only released in Japan, follows a boy on his quest to save his family. The mechanics of the game are slightly reminiscent of Ninja Gaiden and Prince of Persia, with rather detailed animation.

This is a 16.07 second improvement to the previous movie using better lag reduction and some new tricks.


[Tier: Moons]NES Paperboy (USA) in 11:30.78 by Randil.
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- Uses death to save time
This run of Paperboy performs a perfect delivery every day. The author crashes his bike Monday - Saturday to avoid the obstacle course but then plays and finishes it flawlessly on Sunday. It does this as fast as possible, but does not go for score. Instead, it has different subgoals set up every day:

  • Monday & Tuesday: Object crashing day
  • Wednesday & Thursday: Window crashing day
  • Friday: Moving objects crashing day
  • Saturday: Daredevil day
  • Sunday: Lawful day
For more details, see the submission comments.

The torrent file was replaced shortly after publishing because of error in file naming, and download statistics (256 complete downloads) were reset.


[Tier: Vault]NES Platoon (USA PRG1) in 08:26.28 by chupapi.
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A game based on movie of the same name.

Some of the maps are mazes, which can be cleared fairly fast if one knows where one is going.


[Tier: Moons]NES Quattro Adventure: Super Robin Hood (USA) in 04:52.87 by Alyosha.
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- Genre: Platform
Quattro Adventure is a cart of 4 games released by Camerica in 1991. One of these 4 games is the platformer Super Robin Hood which is the subject of the current run. The game is unique in its use of hidden 'keys' that open various secret passages allowing the player access to faster routes. Combine this with a developer intended warp and major collision detection glitch and you get the current run of the game in under 5 minutes.

[Tier: Moons]NES River City Ransom (USA) "2 players" in 05:56.76 by Chamale.
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In River City Ransom, Alex and Ryan face off against gangs of students and evil bosses to win their town back and rescue their girlfriends. Several bosses need to be found and beaten before you can enter River City High and beat up the final bad guys (including an obvious imitation of the Double Dragon heroes). The gameplay also has elements of an RPG, where you can level up your character with shop purchases, but none of that is done here.

A glitch that is abused often in this run, pressing Left and Right at the same time, causes the player character to do all sorts of crazy things and usually lose all of his power. This is done to reduce lag during running segments and abuse collision detection.

This run obsoletes the previous one by nearly a minute due to much more optimization of boss fights and some new tricks. Weapons are also used more, so expect to see some chains and trash cans!

For a River City Ransom movie that concentrates more on goofing around than aiming purely for speed, click here. For a run that only uses Ryan, click here.


[Tier: Moons]NES River City Ransom (USA) "1 player" in 05:19.16 by Chamale.
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- Uses easiest difficulty
- Genre: Fighting
In River City Ransom, Alex and Ryan face off against gangs of students and evil bosses to win their town back and rescue their girlfriends. Several bosses need to be found and beaten before you can enter River City High and beat up the final bad guys (including an obvious imitation of the Double Dragon heroes). The gameplay also has elements of an RPG, where you can level up your character with shop purchases, but none of that is done here.

This is a run that only uses Ryan, who is normally Player 2. This has some very important differences compared to the two-player speedrun. One cutscene is significantly shorter when playing only as Ryan. There is less lag, though there are also fewer glitches and acrobatics. More boss fights, especially at the end, use the boss's superior strength against him, taking advantage of an exploit with kicking trash cans. For more details, see the run's submission comments.

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[Tier: Moons]NES Rockman no Constancy (JPN) "hard" in 28:59.07 by woabclf.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
This popular hack for Rockman 2 contains a wide variety of new bosses, weapons, levels, graphics, and music, going far beyond the capabilities of the original game.

Two versions of this hack exist - "normal" mode and "hard" mode, with the primary difference being no mercy invincibility on hard mode.

This run uses hard mode. The normal run is obsoleted despite being around 2 minutes faster due to playing on hard.


[Tier: Vault]NES Rocman X (China) in 13:22.48 by FractalFusion.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Rocman X is an original game created by the Taiwanese company Sachen, the most prolific unlicensed developer for the NES/Famicom. Despite the name and pirated title screen, this game has almost nothing to do with Mega Man.

The game takes place in Thunder Blaster Man's home of Gadem City. The mayor is in the middle of throwing a big party for the city's centennial when a mysterious figure crashes the party and kidnaps the mayor's daughter, Miss Lucy. The kidnapper turns out to be the leader of an evil crime syndicate who demands a large ransom for her safe return. Now it's up to the eponymous hero to save Miss Lucy and bring the syndicate to justice!

In this run, FractalFusion jumps and flies through all four levels of this odd platformer and saves Miss Lucy in just under thirteen and a half minutes.


[Tier: Moons]NES Rod Land (Europe) in 07:49.39 by MESHUGGAH.
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- Genre: Platform
Rod Land is a game with as many incarnations, as differences between them. In their NES outing, Tam and Rit overcome a rare video game impediment - the inability to jump - as they go around stages, trapping enemies with their magic rods and smashing them to make power ups. Hm, I wonder where I've seen that before...

In this run, MESHUGGAH uses precision and lots of luck manipulation to beat the game in under 8 minutes.


[Tier: Moons]NES Rygar (USA PRG1) "0%" in 06:08.74 by Cardboard.
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- 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]NES Rygar (Europe) "warpless" in 15:43.32 by Lord Tom.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
This movie is different from the other Rygar movie in that it plays all levels and doesn't use any glitch to warp from a boss battle to another.

Aside from that limitation, this movie makes full use of all the bugs and glitches in the game which can be used to speed up the run. If you are wondering what really is going on in this movie, see the Rygar Tricks page for some info about the tricks used.

This is a 4 minutes and 43.38 seconds improvement to the previous movie.

Note: If you are watching the FCM, don't forget to enable PAL emulation in FCEU! It's under the Config menu.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]NES Shadowgate (USA) in 04:17.48 by Zekna & Randil.
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- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Storybook
Shadowgate is a storybook game in which you wake up in front of a big castle and must make your way through it solving a variety of puzzles.

This run created by Zekna & Randil is an improvement of 3:24.50 over the previous run of the game. For more details about the improvements done in this run, you can read the author's comments.


[Tier: Moons]NES Shadow of the Ninja (JPN) in 09:30.41 by TASeditor.
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In the year 2029, evil Emperor Garuda somehow establishes a dictatorial government in the United States. After many lives are lost, two ninjas attempt to overthrow him.

Shadow of the Ninja is one of the rare games in which constantly jumping and slashing is faster than regular running. The author makes sure to use this move extensively both to travel and to deal damage to enemies, and so it may seem that the ninja has a severe case of ADHD.

This game was released in Europe as Blue Shadow and in Japan as Kage.

TASeditor improves the previous run by 17.91 seconds, thanks to new tricks and better optimisation in many places.


[Tier: Moons]NES Spelunker (JPN) in 04:28.57 by yuigenron.
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Spelunker is a simple adventure game, but a difficult one. The player character dies very easily, and the creator of this TAS utilizes that death many times to save time.

This movie is a 18.11-second improvement to the author's previous movie due to route changes and new tricks.


[Tier: Vault]NES Spy Vs Spy (USA) in 08:47.38 by Sir VG.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Strategy
Spy vs. Spy is a game based on the famous MAD cartoon of the same name. In it, the two spies each try to collect items and then leave the embassy by plane. This gives for some interesting route planning, and at one point the author even lets his spy die so as to get the quickest time possible.

[Tier: Moons]NES Strider (USA) in 03:15.58 by biggyboy.
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Strider is a side-scrolling action adventure game released by Capcom for the Nintendo Entertainment System in North America in 1989.

This game normally takes around half an hour to complete, but biggyboy manages to finish it in less than 4 minutes due to some wallclipping glitches.

Note: While the movie saves about 27 seconds from the previous movie, it still contains a number of vividly flashing scenes, so don't stare at it too closely.


[Tier: Stars]NES Super C (USA) "2 players" in 12:20.02 by Baxter & adelikat.
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- Genre: Shooter
This game, aka. Probotector II Return of the Evil Forces, is, implicitly, Contra 2. The guy who has an infinite supply of ammo and who destroys worlds bare-chested is back!

This movie is a 19-second improvement over the previous version by Genisto.

There is also a one-player run of this game.


[Tier: Moons]NES Super C (USA) "1 player" in 11:50.4 by xipo, feos & Koh1fds.
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- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter
The guy with an infinite supply of ammo and insatiable bloodlust is back! Known as Probotector II: Return of the Evil Forces in Europe, this game is, implicitly, Contra 2. Without the 2.

This movie is 27.06 seconds faster than the previous run due to a new trick that allows the final boss to be completely skipped in a blaze of glitchy glory. For more information, please read the submission comments.

We also have a run that uses two players, but forgoes the final level glitch.


[Tier: Moons]NES Super C (USA) "pacifist" in 13:21.4 by Heidman.
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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 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (USA) in 16:26.89 by adelikat.
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In this game you get to control all four turtles and draw use of their different abilities ― or, at least that was the intent, but Donatello has both better reach and damage than the others, so he is used more or less constantly. The game features a well-written in-game dialogue, such as “Here.” and “Oh!”

This is the fourth movie by adelikat which improves on the previous versions. Much improvement comes from better lag reduction and discovery of a new trick involving conveyor belts.


[Tier: Moons]NES Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project (USA) in 30:30.87 by xipo.
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- Genre: Fighting
TMNT3 is the last installment of the TMNT series on the NES. Unlike in the second game, the turtles have different special attacks with different power and speed. The special attack also consumes one life point, unless there is only one life point remaining.

Raphael is by far the fastest turtle, but he also has the weakest special attack. Michaelangelo has the strongest special attack, though he is slow. Leonardo is also used occasionally in this run, since his special attack can hit some bosses twice. Unfortunately for Donatello fans, Don is not used in the run.

This movie improves the previous one by over 3 minutes, due to the use of two turtles and careful management of score and health.


[Tier: Moons]NES The Addams Family (USA) in 11:11.11 by ventuz.
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The Addams Family (1991) is an extremely difficult game in which Gomez Addams must find his missing family members and recover the family's home from their greedy lawyer, Tully Alford. Gomez must collect US$1,000,000 in order to get through the security door in the basement. The game is very badly programmed; Gomez must avoid objects by a significant distance in order to avoid taking damage.

Using a new route, new glitches and some time-saving deaths, ventuz improves his previous run by almost 2 minutes.

We also have runs of the SNES and Game Boy versions of the game.


[Tier: Moons]NES The Battle of Olympus (USA) in 10:01.43 by Arc & FODA.
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The Battle of Olympus (オリュンポスの戦い) is set in ancient Greece. A mortal man named Orpheus receives help from the gods and nymphs in his quest to save his lover Helene from Hades. People often compare this game with Zelda 2 because of its similar gameplay.

This is an improvement of 39.35 seconds over the previous movie, mainly thanks to a better olive farming route and thanks to the staircase glitch, skipping several rooms in Tartarus.

This movie was a part of a two-hour Zelda II TAS showcase with audio commentary by Arc, Inzult, Jackimus, Mithical9, and Feasel.


[Tier: Moons]NES The Blues Brothers (USA) in 03:39.77 by J.Y.
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The story of The Blues Brothers is that the Blues Brothers have to take unorthodox routes in order to sneak their way into a gig.

This game is really fast-paced. Do a TAS of it, and… see for yourself. :)

This new version is 47.82 seconds faster than the previous movie by the same author.


[Tier: Moons]NES The Goonies (JPN) in 02:27.91 by Takanawa.
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The few players who have seen this game know that it's an evanescent one. An average speedrun might achieve a time such as 6 minutes. A 5 minute record is an excellent time for speedruns of this game, but requires a lot of luck.
But here we have a movie that is 50% faster than even that!

This movie beats the previous movie by 209 frames.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]NES The Goonies II (JPN) "100%" in 19:46.36 by McBobX.
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The Goonies II is a sequel to The Goonies, despite the fact that there is no sequel movie. In it, you control Mikey, who must rescue all of his friends from the Fratellis.

While we already have a published movie of this game, in this one the author collects all items and secrets. Details about the route are in the author's comments.

This is an improvement over McBobX's previous run by 3:13.06 minutes.


[Tier: Vault]NES The Goonies II (JPN) in 15:07.69 by McBobX.
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Mikey's friends, the Goonies, have been kidnapped by the Fratellis, an Italian family of small-time crooks and counterfeiters. Mikey must rescue all six of his friends as well as a captured mermaid named Annie.

This movie improves the previous one by a minute and 36.5 seconds thanks to a route change, some new tricks and a switch to the Japanese version of the game.


[Tier: Moons]NES The Guardian Legend (USA) in 42:38.15 by Zakky the Goatragon.
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The Guardian Legend, known in Japan as Guardic Gaiden (ガーディック外伝), is a 1988 action-adventure/shoot 'em up video game developed by Compile for the NES, notable for its fantastic graphics and sound.

Here Zakky uses a variety of skips and glitches to beat this lengthy game in record time.


[Tier: Moons]NES The Krion Conquest (USA) in 13:21.12 by Shinryuu.
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The Krion Conquest is a platform game remarkably similar to the early Mega Man games - so similar that it's pretty easy to consider it a rip-off.

This movie by Shinryuu is 3:10 faster than the previous TAS by Acmlm. Much of this improvement is gained by utilizing the various glitches in the game, which are also similar to the Mega Man series—using items to get into walls and move through them at fast speeds.


[Tier: Moons]NES The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants (USA) in 12:58.9 by Deign.
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Bart Simpson has discovered that mutants have a machine to enter ingredients which will allow them to conquer the Earth. Bart goes in search of these ingredients to hide them or to take them, avoiding disaster. His adventure will take him across an amusement park, the shopping mall, and the museum, to name a few.

This is a very hard game. Its controls are very poor, and the collision detection is very glitchy, making you fall through platforms to your death.

This movie beats the previous movie by 2 minutes and 20.9 seconds. Much of it comes from using a "bunny hop" trick.


[Tier: Moons]NES Treasure Master (USA) in 19:15.8 by Samsara & micro500.
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Treasure Master is a side-scrolling action game that sends your character on a quest of treasure acquisition. Jump your way through a variety of world environments including the islands, microprocessor-level circuitry, and the moon, and accumulate all of the material wealth you can possibly amass. You have a number of enemies to beware of (such as sharks, caterpillars, and springs). But you also have an impressive array of tools to help you in your quest (moon buggy!).

Treasure Master offers the opportunity to collect not only virtual treasure in a video game, but also treasure in the real world. After practicing the game, players had the opportunity to compete for real prizes.

Spoiler: Hover over the screenshot.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]NES Ufouria (Europe) in 23:52.6 by Aglar.
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Ufouria is a game that was strangely never released in the United States, even though it was released in Europe in addition to Japan (where it's known as Hebereke).

The game itself is a Metroid-style adventure: it takes place in a world that can be freely explored and several items need to be found and bosses defeated in order to gain access to some areas that initially seem inaccessible.

This run beats the previously published one by 1:39.84 due to newly explored tricks and better optimization.


[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]NES Ultima: Quest of the Avatar (USA) in 58:23.98 by TheAxeMan.
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Following the defeat of the evil triad in the previous three Ultima games, the world of Sosaria changed beyond recognition: continents rose and sank, and new cities were built, heralding the advent of a different civilization. Unified by the reign of the benevolent monarch Lord British, the new world was renamed Britannia. Lord British wished to base people's well-being on the ethical principles of Truth, Love, and Courage, proclaiming the Eight Virtues (Honesty, Compassion, Valor, Justice, Sacrifice, Honor, Spirituality, and Humility) as the ideal everyone should strive for. The person who could accomplish full understanding and realization of these virtues would serve as a spiritual leader and a moral example for the inhabitants of Britannia; he alone would be able to obtain holy artifacts, descend into the Stygian Abyss, and access the Codex of Ultimate Wisdom. This person is the Avatar.

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[Tier: Vault]NES Uncanny X-Men (USA) in 05:05.81 by goofydylan8.
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Another game based on X-Men comics.

In this movie, Nightcrawler walks through walls and mostly ignores bosses. The second player immediately suicides.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]NES Wai Wai World (JPN) in 29:03.28 by zggzdydp.
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Wai Wai World is a Japan only platformer by Konami which features characters and elements from their previous games. The game is notable for it's two player mechanics allowing you to change which character you use in real time to match the situation at hand.

This run is a 1:46.48 second improvement over the previous one done by Alyosha. Improvement comes from new route, new tricks and lag reduction.


[Tier: Vault]NES Who Framed Roger Rabbit (USA) in 05:08.28 by Tool23.
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- Genre: Adventure
Who Framed Roger Rabbit is an action-adventure video game created for the NES by Rare in 1989. The game loosely follows the movie as the player wanders around Hollywood collecting items and figuring out Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

In this run, Tool23 collects items which are spawned randomly in the world. The first item acquired is the whistle, which calls the taxi, which makes movement easier. The early deaths save time by skipping items which would otherwise need to be collected.


[Tier: Moons]NES Zanac (USA) in 03:16.11 by adelikat.
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- Single level
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- Genre: Shooter
Zanac is one of those space shooter games in which you are trying to save the earth.

Due to the highly repetitive nature of this game, the hidden 9th input button (the console's Reset button) is used to enable stage select to warp to the final (12th) level. This results in an unusually long gray screen at the start of the movie. Starting on the final level with 3 lives and only the initial pea-shooter for a weapon normally makes the game near impossible to win.

This is the author's 4th iteration of this movie. It improves on the previous publication by almost 10 seconds by utilizing a hidden fairy and by better boss optimization.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) "warp glitch" in 05:31.92 by TASeditor, Arc & Inzult.
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- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link is quite different from most of the early games in the Legend of Zelda series. It combines an overworld view with side-scrolling platform stages. In addition, the character can gain experience and levels, visit towns, and earn spells and items which are needed to proceed.

However, the game also has a large glitch which produces massive speed when both Left and Right are pressed at the same time; due to the use of this and other glitches, most of this run features Link racing across Hyrule so fast that the screen can't keep up, and inexplicably warping between places that shouldn't be connected. Only a few items and one spell are collected, and the only enemy ever fought is the final boss. Luckily, he takes the same amount of damage no matter what level attack you have.

In this run, Arc improves on TASEditor's previous efforts by four seconds due to a recently discovered encounter glitch. See the author's comments for more details.

We also have a run that completes the six palaces without using the Left + Right glitch to turn the game into a barely comprehensible mess (but does allow the use of glitched warps) and another run that disallows both the Left + Right glitch and the use of glitched warps.

This movie was a part of a two-hour Zelda II TAS showcase with audio commentary by Arc, Inzult, Jackimus, Mithical9, and Feasel.


[Tier: Moons]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) "warpless" in 45:26.04 by Arc, FatRatKnight, Inzult, & Rising Tempest.
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- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
Here is a warpless run of Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (1988), which introduced RPG elements and a side-scrolling view instead the traditional Zelda overhead view. An evil magician has cast a sleep spell on Princess Zelda. Link must place 6 crystals in palaces throughout Hyrule in order to release the binding force that protects the Triforce of Courage hidden in the Great Palace.

This movie is an improvement of 9.33 seconds compared to the previous run. Most of the new time saved is from getting almost impossible fairy spawns at overworld traps. Please read the authors' comments for details.

This movie avoids using the extremely gamebreaking hyperspeed and scroll-lock glitches seen in the warp glitch branch. This movie also avoids all of the minorly gamebreaking wrong warps in order to significantly increase the technical skill required to create the movie; we also have a movie which does use these "glitched warps," which allows a rather different route through the game.

This movie was a part of a two-hour Zelda II TAS showcase with audio commentary by Arc, Inzult, Jackimus, Mithical9, and Feasel.


[Tier: Moons]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) in 38:38.45 by Arc & Inzult.
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- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link is quite different from most of the early games in the Legend of Zelda series. It combines an overworld view with side-scrolling platform stages. In addition, the character can gain experience and levels, visit towns, and earn spells and items which are needed to proceed.

This movie is a new branch that allows warps but not the scroll-lock glitch, used in the other run we have published. A "warp" (or "wrong warp") in Zelda II is when an exit takes Link somewhere other than where that exit is supposed exit into. Read the authors' comments for details. For a "warpless" run, see [3254] NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) "warpless" by Arc, FatRatKnight, Inzult, & Rising Tempest in 45:26.04.

This movie was a part of a two-hour Zelda II TAS showcase with audio commentary by Arc, Inzult, Jackimus, Mithical9, and Feasel.


[Tier: Vault]PCECD Double Dragon II: The Revenge (JPN) in 11:57.73 by arukAdo.
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Rather different from both the NES version and arcade versions of this game, this version of Double Dragon 2 features higher resolution graphics much closer to that of the SNES iterations of the series. Notably, many of the glitches present in the NES version are absent here, yielding slower yet arguably no less entertaining gameplay.

[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]PSX Crash Bandicoot (JPN) in 36:19.85 by pirohiko.
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Crash Bandicoot is the first game in a seminal series for the PlayStation.

Utilizing zigzag movement and other new tricks, pirohiko improves the previous movie by a staggering 9:09.64, leaving Neo Cortex wondering just what kind of flying bandicoot on a double espresso he set on the loose. For details on the new tricks, differences between the USA and JPN versions, and the strategies used, reading the author's comments is recommended.

A second YouTube stream is available with an informative overlay that the author used while creating the run. The latter pair of encodes and torrents provides high quality 480p encodes improved for 3D.


[Tier: Vault]PSX Croc: Legend of the Gobbos (USA) in 36:21.08 by RingRush.
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Croc: Legend of the Gobbos chronicles the adventure of a crocodile (creatively named Croc) who runs and jumps through four worlds in order to save his Gobbo friends.

Thanks to a glitch in the physics engine, Croc adds another trick to his repertoire: the ability to float. This run by RingRush makes heavy use of the floating glitch and various other tricks to defeat Baron Dante and save the Gobbo king as fast as possible.

For a run that rescues all Gobbos, collects all jigsaw pieces, and completes all levels, see the 100% run.


[Tier: Moons]PSX Croc: Legend of the Gobbos (USA) "100%" in 1:18:35.43 by RingRush.
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Croc: Legend of the Gobbos chronicles the adventure of a crocodile (creatively named Croc) who runs and jumps through four worlds in order to save his Gobbo friends. However, thanks to a glitch in the physics engine, Croc adds another trick to his repertoire: the ability to float. In this run, the player makes heavy use of the floating glitch and various other tricks to rescue all the Gobbos, collect all the jigsaw pieces, and complete the secret fifth world.

Note: There are encodes of higher resolutions in the discussion thread.


[Tier: Moons]PSX Klonoa: Door to Phantomile (USA) in 45:25.8 by lapogne36.
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Klonoa: Door to Phantomile is the critically acclaimed first game in the Klonoa series. It features the catlike Klonoa and his friend Huepow, a ring spirit. Together, they go on a journey to investigate a mysterious shipwreck that soon turns into a grand adventure to save the land from a powerful demon.

Like Kirby 64, the game is a 2.5D platformer. Klonoa can only move in two dimensions, but everything is rendered in 3D, allowing the path to curve and objects outside the path to be interacted with. Klonoa can attack by throwing Huepow at enemies and having him return with the enemy. Klonoa will then hold the enemy over his head, which allows him either to throw it another enemy or bounce off of it to jump into the air.

In this run, lapogne36 aims to complete the game in the fastest time, chaining enemy jumps and even using death as a shortcut at one point to complete the game in just over 45 minutes.


[Tier: Moons]PSX MediEvil (USA) in 43:32.35 by Torn338.
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MediEvil tells the tale of Sir Daniel Fortesque, one very deceased knight, and his quest to rid the land of undead legions and Zarok, the wicked magician who created them. The gameplay is very reminiscent of the action-platformers of old, consisting largely of running around each stage hacking up baddies, though there is also a good share of puzzles to be solved.

Here, Sir Fortesque pulls out his own brand of trickery, warping around levels and outwitting the fiendish puzzles in order to stop Zarok and his forces as quickly as possible.


[Tier: Moons]PSX Mega Man X3 (JPN) "all stages" in 34:42.53 by Hetfield90 & nrg_zam.
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This version of Mega Man X3, released only in Japan, has a glitch which allows you to access Dr. Doppler's fortress without actually beating any of his Robot Masters. This glitch permits Hetfield90 and nrg_zam to take a drastically different route from the SNES version, popping into Doppler 1 and Doppler 2 after only three Robot Master stages (and Vile's Factory) to get the Z-Saber far earlier than should be possible.

(Theoretically you can get the Z-Saber with only two defeated Robot Masters; from a speedrun perspective, however, once you finish Vile's Factory, it makes more sense to finish the stage you accessed it from than to game over and return to the map.)


[Tier: Moons]PSX Mega Man X5 (USA) "100%" in 54:33.68 by Bernka.
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Unlike the other categories of this game, this run uses both X and Zero to collect as many items as possible. The variety of characters and armors used make for a run with interesting differences from the other categories.

[Tier: Moons]PSX Mega Man X6 (USA) "100%" in 56:47.18 by Rolanmen1.
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Capcom decided to make some easy money, so they recycled parts of Mega Man X5, threw in overly difficult trial-and-error gameplay, made almost everything an obstacle course, and called it Mega Man X6.

Rescuing all Reploids on Xtreme mode is inadvisable for all but the most hardcore, yet this TAS makes it look easy. Not only that, it collects everything that can be collected before beating the game.

In this run, Rolanmen1 uses additional items and tricks that are not present in the any% or all stages runs, such as X's Blade Armor. Though X still has less screentime than Zero, he is used to his fullest potential in the Gate stages.


[Tier: Moons]PSX Monkey Magic (USA) in 40:26.37 by Hoandjzj.
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Monkey Magic is a tie-in game for the PSX based on the anime of the same name. It features a monkey named Kongo, who can move about in the typical platformer manner, as well as cast various magic spells.

The author here uses a variety of tricks to skip parts of the game, and fly over other parts. Monkeys don't have wings, but that doesn't seem to matter here.


Note: PSXjin performs very poorly emulating this game, and significant sound glitches appear throughout.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]PSX Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero (USA) in 25:57.93 by Fly.
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Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero is a story-driven fighting game that puts you in the shoes of Sub-Zero and chronicles a series of events that occurred prior to the first Mortal Kombat.

You, the Lin Kuei's most cunning assassin, are sent to steal an important document. However, this mission proves to be a test from a mysterious character (who turns out to be MK4's Quan Chi) who charges you upon retrieval of the document to recover an ancient medallion of untold power. Upon your return, Quan Chi reveals that he actually tricked you, and the medallion is the key to awakening the demon Shinnok (yup, the same baddie from MK4). Now a reluctant hero, you must pursue Quan Chi through hell itself hoping you get to Shinnok before him.

Technically speaking, this game represents the final evolutionary step in the MK series' 2D engine. The game takes the familiar 2D Mortal Kombat fighting environment and turns it into a hybrid fighting/platform game, where you must run and jump through hazardous levels as well as fight your way through both digitized and polygonal enemies. Sub-Zero's interface is the same as in every MK game, with the addition of the "use" and "turn around" buttons, an inventory, and a slight RPG twist that gives you EXP for defeating opponents which becomes new techniques and moves to execute in the game.

This is an improvement of an existing run. Besides a set of small improvements, the main differences of this run are a new shortcut in the sixth level and much more qualitative score management. All of this in total allowed Fly to reduce the time of the run by nearly 3 minutes.


[Tier: Moons]PSX Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee (USA v1.0) "100%" in 1:05:01.65 by Samtastic.
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Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee, a game released for several platforms, details the adventures of Abe, a Mudokon, attempting to save his race from slavery and other horrible fates at the hands of the evil Glukkons.

In this run, Samtastic rescues all 99 of Abe's fellow Mudokons, earning the good ending and unlocking some bonus features to boot.

This movie seemingly doesn't beat the previously published input time, due to playing on the new emulator, Bizhawk. But accurately speaking, this movie is 2:08.18 faster than the previous run.

If you like this movie, be sure to check out the other run of this game, where Samtastic & Dooty rush to the end of the game without caring about Abe's partners.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]PSX Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee (USA v1.0) in 12:06.13 by Samtastic & Dooty.
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Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee details the adventures of Abe, a Mudokon, attempting to save his race from slavery and other horrible fates at the hands of the evil Glukkons.

This is the condensed version of a 100% run, in which only one (required) Mudokon is saved. This movie should be perfect for those who don't care about the well-being of the Mudokon race and just want to see some Oddworld parkour. Naturally, this run gets the bad ending.

The authors, Samtastic and Dooty, improve the previous run by 14:55.13 thanks to skipping Paramonia and Scrabiana and using a new glitch which skips Zulags 2 and 3.


[Tier: Moons]PSX Punky Skunk (USA) in 47:33.37 by Ferret Warlord.
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A Punky Skunk sat on a Hunky Stump. The Punky Skunk thunk the Hunky Stump stunk, but the Hunky Stump thunk the Punky Skunk stunk.

Here we get to watch an adorable skunk bounce on his pogo stick to defeat Badler the wolf and his mice henchmen.


[Tier: Moons]PSX SaGa Frontier (USA) "Blue" in 20:16.35 by knbnitkr.
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- Genre: RPG
Blue the magic user has been tasked with the sad task of tracking down and killing his twin brother, Rouge. Along the way he comes to terms with some uncomfortable truths and gains a variety of powerful spells. Eventually he confronts Rouge and ... loses? Thereafter, things get very weird and eventually all is revealed to be... well, vastly complicated.

In this run, only the bare essentials are carried out, and many of the required battles are performed in an incredibly short span of time.

Also check out the run starring Lute, another main quest in the game.


[Tier: Stars][Has commentary]PSX Spyro: Year of the Dragon (USA v1.1) "117%" in 2:27:54.15 by Nitrofski.
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Rating: 9.1 (13 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Award - PSX TAS of 2014
Year of the Dragon is the third installment in the Spyro series and the last Spyro game to be released for the PlayStation, in addition to being the last one created by its original creators.

After many technical issues, this first ever completed TAS of Spyro: Year of the Dragon finishes the game with 100% (in-game 117%) game completion, over an hour faster than any normal speedrun. This is done through carefully planned routes, precisely executed glitches and highly optimized movement.


Author's vocal commentary during the run's video can be watched on YouTube.

[Tier: Moons]PSX Spyro the Dragon (USA) in 41:38.3 by lapogne36.
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- Genre: Platform
Gnasty Gnorc is mad at the TV, since a reporter said he's not a threat and ugly. Because of that, he decided to trap all of the dragons in crystals. Only Spyro is spared, and he has to free them all.

The author, lapogne36, helps Spyro complete this task as fast as possible by exploiting glitches to boost his speed. You can learn more about this glitch by reading the author's comments.

The author has also done a run for the next game in the series.


[Tier: Vault]PSX Star Wars Episode I: Jedi Power Battles (USA) in 46:31.18 by DarkKobold.
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- Uses warps
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Jedi Power Battles is Star Wars meets Double Dragon with a ton of crazy platforming.

The author, DarkKobold, uses Obi-Wan to run through all of Star Wars Episode I, ignoring tons of battle droids and droidekas to get to the final confrontation with Darth Maul. Look for a tribute to SW: EP1 in the final battle!

The author also dies intentionally at one point in the run by making Jar Jar Binks disappear. I'm sure everyone has wished they could do this, at least once.


[Tier: Moons]PSX The Smurfs (USA) in 16:07.43 by Axodo.
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The Smurfs is a game released on PSX based on the Belgian comic from the same name in which the Hefty Smurf has to save his friends taken by the wizard Gargamel, by finishing 10 levels.

In this movie, Axodo improves his previous run by 40.85 seconds, by using new strats and better movements.


[Tier: Vault]SGB Castlevania Legends (USA/Europe) in 24:16.4 by Sir VG.
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This Konami-"disowned" Castlevania title follows the earliest Belmont, Sonia, as she attempts to thwart Dracula for the first time. We also meet his son Alucard for the first time. This movie collects the 5 optional Belmont Treasures, which enables a secret ending after the credits with mysterious implications.

The author whips through the game, especially the bosses, taking advantage of an outrageous glitch that entirely skips the end of a level, plus the special "burning mode" (ok... blinking mode) that allows for faster movement and harder whip action.


Note: This movie requires either VBA rerecording v20 or v24.

[Tier: Vault]SMS ALF (USA) in 05:23.97 by nitrogenesis.
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- Genre: Adventure
ALF is a game based on the TV show, where the titular character is seeking parts for his spaceship so he can meet his friends.

In this improvement of 11.61 seconds done by nitrogenesis, poor Alf still dies a lot in order to warp around.


[Tier: Vault]SMS Alien Syndrome (USA/Europe) in 12:58.09 by Mephistus.
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Alien Syndrome is a scrolling shooter arcade conversion.

Your job is to run around and rescue all the captives and make it to the escape hatch before the time bomb explodes. Then face the mother alien at the end of the level.


[Tier: Moons]SMS Batman Returns (Europe) in 01:38.24 by mamuuuut.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Batman Returns is a platforming game based on the movie of the same name. Normally, Batman must move through five stages on his way to defeat the Penguin. These include the streets and rooftops of Gotham City, Max Shreck's department store, the sewers, and the Penguin's lair.

Mamuuuut, however, uses a glitch which allows him to skip directly to the final portion of the last stage from the first stage. Therefore, he completes it in less than two minutes. For more details, read the author's comments.


[Tier: Vault]SMS Montezuma's Revenge (USA/Europe) in 04:00.16 by Calfd.
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- Genre: Platform
Montezuma's Revenge was one of the first platform games, combining treasure hunting, multiple rooms and puzzle solving. The player controls Panama Joe as he explores labyrinthine 16th century Aztec temples filled with enemies, obstacles, traps and dangers. Panama Joe can jump and climb ladders, but doesn't have much to offer in terms of combat, making it imperative for him to steer clear of enemies.

This run by Calfd skips most of each temple by abusing a bug that lets Panama Joe climb through the air. Calfd plays until the eleventh stage, after which there is no new content.


[Tier: Moons]SMS Sonic the Hedgehog (USA/Europe) in 15:03.71 by The8bitbeast.
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The Sonic games for the Sega Master System and the Game Gear are much less well known than their Genesis/Mega Drive counterparts and have a reputation for being quite challenging, especially in handheld form. You'd never know this from the speed Sonic blazes through the game here.

Unlike later 8-bit Sonic games, there are significant differences in levels between the SMS version and the Game Gear version. The SMS version was primarily used, due to much shorter score screens.


[Tier: Vault]SNES Battletoads & Double Dragon: The Ultimate Team (USA) in 17:50.27 by White Gastra.
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- Genre: Fighting
Battletoads & Double Dragon ... with no Battletoads! The author uses Billy & Jimmy, some glitches, and some good old fashioned luck manipulation to plow through this game in record time.

[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]SNES Brandish (USA) in 38:42.41 by FatRatKnight.
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You control Varik, who fell down into the ruins when Alexis chased him down and accidentally blew a hole in the ground. Now it's up to you to get Varik back out, with no shortage of monsters along the way. You're not alone - There are many others who have also fallen, and are willing to sell items that may help you.

The game is in a top-down view, monsters move about in real time, and the game certainly has RPG elements in that you level up from defeating these monsters. You have three stats that increase separately from level, gaining strength by physically attacking, knowledge by hitting with attack spells, and magic endurance by being hit with magic. The controls are difficult to figure out, with one aspect being the same button that brings up your shield will also attack if you're standing in front of a monster, but once you figure it out, it's not that bad. To reach the end, you travel through over 40 zones, each bearing their various challenges with monsters or traps, and the occasional puzzle.


The movie file and downloadable encodes have subtitles with author's commentary.

[Tier: Vault]SNES Breath of Fire (USA) "best ending" in 4:14:52.2 by janus.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Breath of Fire was Capcom's first traditional RPG. It follows a boy named Ryu, one of the last surviving members of an ancient race with the ability to transform into mighty dragons, as he searches the world for his sister. Along the way, Ryu meets other warriors who share his quest and comes into conflict with the Dark Dragon Clan, a militaristic empire who seeks to take over the world by reviving a mad goddess.

Using a whole lot of planning and luck manipulation, janus completes this long game in just under four and a quarter hours.


[Tier: Vault]SNES Breath of Fire II (USA) "best ending" in 4:48:14.85 by janus.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
In this epic RPG, you have to fight an evil religion that tries to take over the world.

While this revision is five and a half minutes shorter than the author's previous effort, this TAS is the fifth longest published movie to date (here are the fourth longest, the third longest, the second longest and longest), clocking in a little under 5 hours. Set aside an afternoon.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Bubsy in Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind (USA) in 13:47.57 by Acmlm.
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Bubsy is on a hunt to get back his yarn, which the Woolies stole.

Bubsy can run very fast, but unfortunately he almost never gets a chance to, because there are obstacles everywhere. Unlike most bobcats, Bubsy can die by touching anything remotely dangerous, like eggs or water. Also unlike regular bobcats, he can glide through the air, has a t-shirt with an exclamation mark, and a smile you'll just be dying to wipe off his face.

This new movie by Acmlm is almost a minute and a half faster than the previous movie


[Tier: Moons]SNES Contra 3: The Alien Wars (USA) "game end glitch" in 03:20.38 by Cpadolf.
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- Uses death to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter
One of the best (and best known) shooters of the 16-bit era, Contra 3: The Alien Wars forgoes any semblance of plot devices in favor of good old fashioned shooting and platforming with some tough as nails bosses, especially in this, the hardest mode.

Apparently not happy with an already amazing movie, Cpadolf felt the need to go on yet another black op, optimizing his distortions of space and time on the way to a 173 frame improvement.

This movie uses a 'warping' glitch to complete the game. There is also the 2-player version, which does not.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Demon's Crest (USA) "100%" in 34:47.23 by Brookman.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Platform
Demon's Crest is the third installment of the Gargoyle's Quest series. The player controls Firebrand, who is scouring the Demon Realm for elemental Crests, which preside over different elements (Fire, Earth, Air, Water, Time, and Heaven). When collected, these crests allow Firebrand to transform his shape at will and gain powerful new abilities and defenses.

Demon's Crest is notorious for some very difficult bosses. In this run, the author abuses boss weaknesses to the extreme by carefully switching Gargoyle forms as necessary. In addition, heavy luck manipulation was used during several encounters to make the otherwise troublesome boss fights look easier than a play through of Barney's Hide and Seek.

This is an improvement of 17.48 over Brookman's previous movie.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]SNES Donkey Kong Country (USA) in 07:50.08 by Tompa.
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A movie aiming for fastest possible completion of Donkey Kong Country without bothering to enter all the bonus rooms. This run is 19.58 seconds faster than the previous submission, due to new strategies, better optimization, and the discovery of a new glitch that allows Diddy to fly through levels.

For more details, we suggest reading the submission details to understand what is going on.

If you desire more rolling primates, we recommend watching the 101% completion movie.


[Tier: Vault][Has commentary]SNES Dragon Quest V (JPN) in 50:19.53 by Touch-me.
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