TASVideos

Tool-assisted game movies
When human skills are just not enough

Tool-assisted movies








Misc:
Recommended/Notable:
Obsolete:
Display options:
No screenshots
No tier icons
No flag icons
Sort by:


[Tier: Vault] = Tier: Vault
[Tier: Moons] = Tier: Moons
[Tier: Stars] = Tier: Stars
[Notable improvement] = Notable improvement
[Has commentary] = Has commentary
[Recommended for newcomers] = Recommended for newcomers
[Console-verified] = Console-verified

Total movies: 428


[Tier: Vault]32X Knuckles' Chaotix (JPN/USA) in 35:07.7 by Upthorn.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2006-06-02)
AVI file via BitTorrent (size: 130.74 MB, length: 38:19)
Mirror www.archive.org
Submission #1057 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 6.1 (28 votes)
View Publication
- Forgoes warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Platform
Knuckles' Chaotix is a Sonic game that doesn't feature Sonic. The story follows Knuckles the Echidna as he tries to save his friends from Dr. Robotnik, one at a time, by tying an elastic band of "ring energy" between himself and each of them.

The gameplay is similar to that of earlier Sonic games, and after each stage, the next level is selected via roulette. These roulettes and the game's cutscenes comprise about 66% of the total movie length, so we recommend skipping through them.

In the site's first 32X publication, Upthorn uses a number of glitches (of which the most prominent is zipping through walls) to complete most of the levels tens of seconds faster than intended.


[Tier: Vault]32X Tempo (JPN/USA) in 14:52.62 by adelikat.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2010-03-14)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 74.44 MB, length: 19:20)
Mirror www.archive.org
Watch on (www.dailymotion.com)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #2596 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #1463 (14:56.07)
Rating: 6.1 (15 votes)
View Publication
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
In this odd but colorful game for the 32X, our hero Tempo, armed with killer dance moves and a limited ability to fly, must defend the Planet Rhythmia from the evil King Dirge who is trying to sap the planet of its rhythm.

This movie is a 3 second improvement in the "pool" room of the last level. The first 14 minutes of the movie are identical.


[Tier: Vault]A2600 Halo 2600 (unknown) in 00:07.83 by TASeditor.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2016-09-13)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 204.22 KB, length: 00:14)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 300.67 KB, length: 00:14)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #5211 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 3.6 (9.5 votes)
View Publication
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses easiest difficulty
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
Halo 2600 is a port of the classic game Halo to the Atari 2600, created by Ed Fries.

This run by TASeditor exploits a glitch that allows Master Chief to effectively phase through walls, allowing him to reach the endgame boss before you even know what's happening.


[Tier: Moons]A2600 Kangaroo (USA) in 00:25.22 by BrunoVisnadi.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2016-01-27)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 441.00 KB, length: 00:32)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 387.91 KB, length: 00:32)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4976 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #2571 (00:34.8)
Rating: 5.9 (7 votes)
View Publication
- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Baby Roo has been kidnapped by monkeys, and it's up to Mama Roo to come to the rescue! Starting out at the bottom of the screen, she must hop and climb up the various ladders and platforms to the top where Baby Roo is being held captive. The monkeys will try to stop her by throwing or dropping apples and knocking her off the platforms, but Mama can fight back. With her boxing gloves on, she can knock them out with a single punch!

BrunoVisnadi improves the previous glitchy movie by 9.57 seconds, mostly through increased usage of the jumping trick.


[Tier: Stars]Arcade Magician Lord (JPN/USA) in 07:17.73 by £e Nécroyeur.
Final Burn Alpha movie (.fbm) (date: 2014-07-19)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 27.80 MB, length: 10:36)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 28.82 MB, length: 10:36)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4364 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #2632 (07:17.35)
Rating: 9.0 (18 votes)
View Publication
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Award - Exotic platforms TAS of 2014
Magician Lord puts you in control of Elta, a wizard who has the task of retrieving eight books of wisdom from the clutches of Az Atorse, the god of destruction. By collecting certain powerups along the way, you can transform into different characters, including Rajin, Samurai, Waterman, Shinobi, Poseidon, and Dragon Warrior. Each transformation makes Elta more powerful and grants him new attacks.

Watch £e Nécroyeur blaze through the game with heavy abuse of a zipping glitch and, well, blazes.

This run improves upon its previous iteration not by time improvement, but by deciding to end the game faster rather than ending input faster; this results in a slightly longer input time, but skips out a big waiting period from the previous run.


[Tier: Stars]Arcade Marvel vs. Capcom (Europe) in 25:37.7 by SDR.
Final Burn Alpha movie (.fbm) (date: 2012-09-03)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 256.00 MB, length: 25:49)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 290.40 MB, length: 25:49)
Mirror archive.org
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #3685 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 8.2 (16.5 votes)
View Publication
- Playaround
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Fighting
Award - Exotic platforms TAS of 2012
Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes is a 1998 Arcade fighting game developed by Capcom. It continues the lineage of Capcom fighting games featuring characters from Marvel comics, and is the game that paved the way for the hugely successful Marvel vs. Capcom 2.

Each team has two characters (which can be simultaneously controlled at certain times), plus a third summon assist character. This leads to quite a few things happening on the screen at once. There are quite a few glitches showcased; see the author's comments for a complete listing.


[Tier: Moons]Arcade Metal Slug 4 (World) "best ending" in 17:11.97 by x2poet.
Final Burn Alpha movie (.fbm) (date: 2011-08-25)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 84.89 MB, length: 20:56)
Mirror www.archive.org
Watch on (aktan.site90.com)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #3257 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #1841 (18:04.78)
Rating: 8.3 (18 votes)
View Publication
- Best ending
- 2 Players
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Shooter
This is a run of the fourth game in SNK's big franchise, Metal Slug.

Author x2poet dual-wields Trevor Spacey and Nadia Cassel and conquers General Morden's army like an army of two controlled by a single person!

This run beats the author's previous one by 52.81 seconds and features a much more entertaining final battle.

You can also watch the other Metal Slug runs for more intense military action.


[Tier: Moons]Arcade Osman in 06:36.77 by xy2_.
Final Burn Alpha movie (.fbm) (date: 2017-03-19)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 46.14 MB, length: 06:54)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 42.24 MB, length: 06:54)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #5412 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #3165 (06:58.72)
Rating: Too few votes (1) to display
View Publication
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Osman is a arcade game in the spirit of Strider. It's a very obscure and underrated arcade game, which didn't see much of the light of day, thanks to various issues with the hardware... and the fact that the game is unforgivingly hard. The game never once lets you breathe, and in unassisted play, there are a lot of things to manage at the same time. This, along with the 3 health you start out with, can make clearing with just a single credit a nightmare.

The game mostly revolves along Osman and his power: he has the power to make clones of himself when he attacks that stay for a varying amount of time and reproduce the attack he just did.

This run is an improvement of 21.95 seconds over the previous one by the same author. Note that the real time of this run is 5:25.2 - The extra 1:11.57 is because the author puts his initials in the high score table after the credits roll.


[Tier: Moons]Arcade Osman (unknown) "maximum score, deathless" in 09:33.18 by xy2_.
Final Burn Alpha movie (.fbm) (date: 2016-05-20)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 76.35 MB, length: 09:56)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 69.79 MB, length: 09:56)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #5115 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 7.6 (5 votes)
View Publication
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Osman is a arcade game in the spirit of Strider. It's a very obscure and underrated arcade game, which didn't see much of the light of day, thanks to various issues with the hardware... and the fact that the game is unforgivably hard.

This run by xy2 beats the game with the highest score possible, without relying on checkpoint farming to increase the score further.


[Tier: Moons]Arcade Samurai Shodown IV: Amakusa's Revenge (JPN) "playaround" in 17:16.35 by Dark Noob.
Final Burn Alpha movie (.fbm) (date: 2016-04-11)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 89.55 MB, length: 17:42)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 83.29 MB, length: 17:42)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #5024 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #2906 (08:47.08)
Rating: 6.8 (3 votes)
View Publication
- Playaround
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Fighting
Samurai Shodown IV: Amakusa's Revenge (Samurai Spirits: Amakusa's Descent (サムライスピリッツ天草降臨) in Japan) is the fourth installment of SNK's Samurai Shodown series of fighting games. Story-wise, it's the second and final chapter of a story between Samurai Shodown and Samurai Shodown II, with III being the first chapter.

In this playaround-style run, Dark Noob shows off more glitches, combos, and character variety than the preceding run in this category. This makes the movie nearly twice as long, but there should be plenty to enjoy. For some details, see the submission comments.


[Tier: Moons]DOOM Doom II: Hell on Earth "Kama Sutra" in 10:56.09 by Akse.
DooM demo (.lmp) (date: 2015-10-10)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 110.49 MB, length: 13:36)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 113.80 MB, length: 13:36)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4803 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 7.2 (6 votes)
View Publication
- 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: Moons]DOOM The Ultimate Doom (unknown) "Episode 2" in 03:22.01 by Akse.
DooM demo (.lmp) (date: 2015-04-19)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 29.98 MB, length: 06:55)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 30.34 MB, length: 06:55)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4609 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 8.0 (15.5 votes)
View Publication
- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Shooter
Finally, 16 years after Doom was modified to allow savestates and slowdown (giving birth to tool-assisted speedrunning), TASVideos presents such a movie!

Doom is a 1993 science fiction horror-themed first-person shooter (FPS) video game by id Software. It is considered one of the most significant and influential titles in the video game industry, for having ushered in the popularity of the first-person shooter genre. The original game is divided into three nine-level episodes and distributed via shareware and mail order. The Ultimate Doom, an updated release of the original game featuring a fourth episode, was released in 1995 and sold at retail.

This run by Akse beats the second episode using Skill 4, Ultra-Violence. This is the most common skill level used in the Doom speedrunning and TAS community.

Note: The encode has been extended to include the full ending music. This is not present if you play back the movie in Doom.


[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)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 5.36 MB, length: 02:12)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 5.82 MB, length: 02:12)
Mirror www.archive.org
Mirror www.archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #3478 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #1508 (02:42.43)
Rating: 7.7 (15.5 votes)
View Publication
- 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 6: Aliens Ate My Baby Sitter! (v1.0) in 03:20.25 by turska.
JPC-RR movie (.jrsr) (date: 2012-04-03)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 8.88 MB, length: 03:27)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 9.46 MB, length: 03:27)
Mirror archive.org
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #3514 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 7.6 (16.5 votes)
View Publication
- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
Commander Keen 6: Aliens Ate My Baby Sitter is the final chapter in the Commander Keen saga. Eight-year old Billy Blaze, as Commander Keen, must save his babysitter from being eaten by Bloogs.

Commander Keen 6 is also the third Keen game to get absolutely destroyed at TASVideos. Watch as Keen goes over, around, or through everything in his way to beat the entire game in a bit over three minutes. Reading the author's comments is recommended, and probably mandatory if you want to know what happened.


[Tier: Vault]DOS Dangerous Dave (unknown) in 06:32.8 by Ilari.
JPC-RR movie (.jrsr) (date: 2011-01-11)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 10.73 MB, length: 06:52)
Mirror www.archive.org
Watch on (youtube.com)
Submission #2961 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 4.8 (15.5 votes)
View Publication
- Forgoes warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Dangerous Dave is a simple platforming game by one of the designers of the famous game DOOM. The goal is to pick up the trophy sitting somewhere in the level and then to get to the door. Do this 10 times and the game is finished.


Before playing the movie, no matter the format, it is suggested to lower the volume of your speakers, headphones or earphones, since this game has loud sound effects!


[Tier: Moons]DOS The Amazing Spider-Man (freeware) in 00:18.62 by nitrogenesis.
JPC-RR movie (.jrsr) (date: 2011-04-17)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 459.83 KB, length: 00:33)
Mirror www.archive.org
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #3112 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 6.2 (31.5 votes)
View Publication
- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
In this DOS game, watch as Spider-Man lives up to the adjective in the title as he glitches his way to the final screen of the run and completes the game in record time.

[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)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 113.72 MB, length: 51:44)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 129.64 MB, length: 51:44)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4807 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 8.0 (8 votes)
View Publication
- 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: Stars]DS Brain Age (USA) in 06:33.66 by Ryuto.
DeSmuME movie (.dsm) (date: 2011-02-10)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 8.15 MB, length: 08:03)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 9.67 MB, length: 08:03)
Mirror www.archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror www.archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #2990 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #1569 (04:08.1)
Rating: 8.4 (48.5 votes)
View Publication
- Playaround
- Demonstration
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Puzzle
Award - DS TAS of 2011Award - Funny TAS of 2011
Brain Age (also known as Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training) is a puzzle game designed on the premise of exercising your brain. In this run, for example, the idea is to solve a series of simple mathematical puzzles.

And yet, the answers given... are not exactly what you'd expect.

The same author of the previous run brings you a set of 51 new ... answers, with extra time taken to provide you, the viewer, with the greatest possible attention to detail. Additionally, the increased detail provides a higher level of difficulty, to prevent the number recognition from checking the answer before the image is complete.

If you liked how this movie abuses a drawing recognition system, also see the trouble that TAS tools bring to a text recognition system.


[Tier: Moons]DS Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (USA) in 03:30.71 by mtbRc.
DeSmuME movie (.dsm) (date: 2014-02-06)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 18.26 MB, length: 05:44)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 17.61 MB, length: 05:44)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4184 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #2357 (03:50.05)
Rating: 7.7 (13.5 votes)
View Publication
- Best ending
- Major skip glitch
- Final boss skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
Dawn of Sorrow (2005), the first installment of Castlevania on Nintendo DS, is a direct sequel to GBA hit Aria of Sorrow. Everyone is trying to kill our hero Soma Cruz, since in the previous game he absorbed all of Dracula's attributes. Leave it to weird cults to try and bring about the end of the world by unleashing this power.

The game is so fully broken at this point that there really is no plot in this run. Or final boss. Or much of anything at all. Using movement optimizations and a new zip, this movie completes the game 19.33 seconds faster than its predecessor. More details about the glitches can be found in the author's comments.


[Tier: Moons]DS Castlevania: Portrait Of Ruin (USA) "all bosses" in 25:19.52 by mtbRc.
DeSmuME movie (.dsm) (date: 2012-07-25)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 182.03 MB, length: 28:56)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 172.12 MB, length: 28:56)
Mirror archive.org
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #3657 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 8.8 (10.5 votes)
View Publication
- 100% completion
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Major skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
The second Castlevania title released on Nintendo DS after Dawn of Sorrow, this game is a direct sequel to Bloodlines on Sega Genesis. Dracula rises from the dead yet again (cue groan), and it's up to Jonathan Morris, helped out by Charlotte Aulin, a powerful mage student, to defeat him.

Beating Dracula into a pile of dust in under five minutes wasn't enough for our heroes, so this time they wreck his entire castle and surrounding areas before killing him. Every boss is slain, so you get to see more of that fast "showtime" action. Significant glitching is used; read the author's comments for more information.


[Tier: Moons]DS Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin (USA) in 04:04.59 by mtbRc.
DeSmuME movie (.dsm) (date: 2017-06-17)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 40.72 MB, length: 07:40)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 42.59 MB, length: 07:40)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #5538 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #2095 (04:18.65)
Not rated
View Publication
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Major skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
The second Castlevania title released on Nintendo DS after Dawn of Sorrow, this game is a direct sequel to BloodLines on Sega Genesis. Dracula rises from the dead yet again (cue groan), and it's up to Jonathan Morris, helped out by Charlotte Aulin, a powerful mage student, to defeat him.

This run is an improvement of 14.06 seconds over the previous run by the same author and uses many of the same glitches. Yet another slightly different route selection as well as better optimisation sends Dracula back to his coffin even faster.


[Tier: Vault]DS Dementium: The Ward (USA) in 36:56.56 by jlun2.
DeSmuME movie (.dsm) (date: 2015-09-15)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 317.86 MB, length: 38:18)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 351.58 MB, length: 38:18)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4828 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 5.7 (7 votes)
View Publication
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Shooter
Dementium: The Ward is a first-person survival horror game created by Renegade Kids and Gamecock for the DS. You wake up in a mysterious, derelict hospital and must explore the dark, solve puzzles, and avoid the fearsome surgical experiments roaming the halls to escape with your life.

In this tool-assisted speedrun, jlun2 makes his own path through the game, cutting through enemies, bosses, and even walls to assure his character's freedom in under 37 minutes.


[Tier: Moons]DS Kirby: Canvas Curse (USA) in 25:45.53 by GloriousLiar.
DeSmuME movie (.dsm) (date: 2016-12-08)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 227.05 MB, length: 31:19)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 260.09 MB, length: 31:19)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #5309 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 8.4 (9.5 votes)
View Publication
- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Puzzle
Award - Speedy TAS of 2016
Kirby: Canvas Curse is one of many sequels in the Kirby franchise. In this installment, Kirby and the inhabitants of Dream Land are all turned into paint by the witch Drawcia, with Kirby being stuck as a limbless ball. Players must guide Kirby through various stages via the DS touchpad.

In this run, GloriousLiar exploits quirks in the way the game handles said touchpad, allowing him to launch Kirby at ludicrous speeds to beat this game in the blink of an eye.


[Tier: Moons]DS Kirby Squeak Squad (USA) in 36:40.55 by MUGG.
DeSmuME movie (.dsm) (date: 2010-11-24)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 241.72 MB, length: 41:59)
Mirror www.archive.org
Watch on (www.dailymotion.com)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #2911 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 7.2 (16.5 votes)
View Publication
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Kirby Squeak Squad, known as Kirby Mouse Attack in Europe and Kirby of the Stars: Calling on the Dorotche Gang (星のカービィ 参上! ドロッチェ団) in Japan, was beaten in 36:40.53 minutes by MUGG, by taking advantage of glitches and of the bottom screen, which is used to keep and mix the things Kirby swallowed during his adventure. You can check the author's comments for more information.


To play the DSM file, you'll need to use the "DeSmuME 0.9.4+ svn2964 x86" emulator, and the "Fast-Fetch Execute" option must be enabled. Otherwise, the movie won't sync.


[Tier: Moons]DS Mega Man ZX Advent (USA) in 1:19:26.35 by Mothrayas.
DeSmuME movie (.dsm) (date: 2010-12-05)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 311.67 MB, length: 1:22:55)
Mirror www.archive.org
Watch on (www.dailymotion.com)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #2922 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 7.1 (11.5 votes)
View Publication
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- 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.

Mothrayas picks Ashe, the female character, to minimize the cutscenes and to save time.


To play the DSM file, make sure that "Enable Advanced Bus-Level Timing" is unchecked in the "Emulation settings".


[Tier: Moons]DS Metroid Prime Hunters (JPN) in 47:10.32 by Memory.
DeSmuME movie (.dsm) (date: 2016-09-06)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 360.95 MB, length: 50:27)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 359.34 MB, length: 50:29)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #5196 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 8.0 (4 votes)
View Publication
- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Shooter
Metroid Prime Hunters is the DS spinoff to the "Metroid Prime" trilogy, involving Samus in a race against six other bounty hunters to collect the eight Octoliths and get the "Ultimate Power".
At least, that's what was supposed to happen. Unfortunately for those bounty hunters, Memory is on the case. Thanks to a variety of tricks, out of bounds glitches, and optimization, Samus blazes through various planets in the Tetra Galaxy and collects the eight Octoliths in record time, destroying everything in her path. World's greatest bounty hunter indeed.
For those curious to see how the series originated, we also have a run of the original Metroid.

[Tier: Vault]DS Over the Hedge (Europe) in 17:45.64 by jlun2.
DeSmuME movie (.dsm) (date: 2015-04-15)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 82.79 MB, length: 17:49)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 95.48 MB, length: 17:49)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4624 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 6.4 (7 votes)
View Publication
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
Over the Hedge is a licensed stealth-based platformer for the DS, mainly notable for its tank-like character controls.

In this run, jlun2 makes extensive use of out of bounds clipping, breaking every single level.


[Tier: Vault]DS Over the Hedge (Europe) "100%" in 21:54.06 by jlun2.
DeSmuME movie (.dsm) (date: 2017-04-28)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 199.39 MB, length: 21:57)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 209.02 MB, length: 21:57)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #5472 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #2828 (22:09.47)
Not rated
View Publication
- 100% completion
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
Over the Hedge is a stealth-based platformer for the Nintendo DS based on bypassing home security in order to steal things for endangered species. This time, our heroes suddenly decide to become completionists.

jlun2 improves upon the previous publication by 15.36 seconds, thanks to the use a new NPC wall clip in the last level as well as some optimizations.


[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]DS Pokémon: Pearl Version (USA) in 53:01.39 by MKDasher.
DeSmuME movie (.dsm) (date: 2015-07-14)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 93.79 MB, length: 58:05)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 101.46 MB, length: 58:05)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4755 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 6.9 (10 votes)
View Publication
- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Final boss skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Award - DS TAS of 2015
Pokémon: Pearl Version is part of the 4th generation of Pokémon games, after Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald. For the first time in the main series, it features 3D graphics and online play over the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. In addition, there are 107 new Pokémon to catch.

In this run, MKDasher beats the game fast using luck manipulation and a major glitch that loads the overworld map incorrectly, allowing him to venture outside the level boundaries. For more information, see the author's comments.


There is also an alternate YouTube stream featuring commentary by the author.

[Tier: Stars]DS Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions (USA) "all items" in 34:20.91 by arandomgameTASer.
DeSmuME movie (.dsm) (date: 2015-12-28)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 152.70 MB, length: 42:19)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 165.29 MB, length: 42:19)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4945 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 8.1 (12 votes)
View Publication
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions is a DS Spidey game released in 2010, featuring prominent Metroidvania and beat-em-up elements. It shares the same game engine with Web of Shadows and Daniel X.

This time around, Spidey decides to delay saving the universe by collecting a bunch of upgrades, much to the anger of Madame Web.

This run completes the game with all items collected, which includes all health and abilities. This is different from 100%, which would require obtaining all achievements.


[Tier: Moons]DS Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions (USA) in 26:15.1 by arandomgameTASer.
DeSmuME movie (.dsm) (date: 2015-12-14)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 206.32 MB, length: 34:13)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 249.76 MB, length: 34:13)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4921 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 7.9 (8 votes)
View Publication
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions is a DS Spidey game released in 2010, featuring prominent Metroidvania and beat-em-up elements. It shares the same game engine with Web of Shadows and Daniel X

In this run, arandomgameTASer uses great power to blazes through with a combination of web swinging goodness and aerial attacks. It even has the Spidey humor.


[Tier: Moons]DS Super Mario 64 DS (USA v1.0) in 08:12.93 by Sharkey91, Really_Tall & ALAKTORN.
DeSmuME movie (.dsm) (date: 2017-04-11)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 87.10 MB, length: 14:31)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 90.87 MB, length: 14:31)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #5417 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #2997 (08:52.64)
Rating: 8.4 (4.5 votes)
View Publication
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
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 run improves the predecessor movie by 39.71 seconds.

For the out-of-bounds parts, where no textures are normally loaded, the author provided a hacked encode that shows the textures for better comprehension.


[Tier: Stars]DS Super Scribblenauts (USA) in 1:01:52.63 by Chef Stef & Kiwisauce.
DeSmuME movie (.dsm) (date: 2013-07-22)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 193.84 MB, length: 1:11:24)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 197.24 MB, length: 1:11:24)
Mirror archive.org
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4016 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 8.2 (18.5 votes)
View Publication
- Playaround
- Demonstration
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Puzzle
Award - Funny TAS of 2013
Super Scribblenauts is the sequel to Scribblenauts, a puzzle game for the DS consisting of spawning any object from a database of thousands of possibilities (from "chair" to "God") to solve given situations. It is fundamentally the same game with two major novelties: the possibility to add adjectives (a color, a size, a state, etc.) to the objects we want to summon and the possibility to use the D-Pad to control Maxwell, the protagonist of both games, in addition to the touch screen, the only possible input method in the first installment.

This TAS completes the 10 main worlds of Super Scribblenauts. Speed is not the main goal; instead, the levels are completed in funny or unusual ways.


[Tier: Moons]FDS Arumana no Kiseki (JPN) in 08:24.64 by mmbossman & Alyosha.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2015-08-04)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 10.86 MB, length: 09:14)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 16.69 MB, length: 09:14)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4781 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #1417 (08:26.67)
Rating: 6.8 (5.5 votes)
View Publication
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Arumana no Kiseki (アルマナの奇跡, Miracle of Almana) is an FDS-only platformer with an interesting grappling hook mechanic. Perhaps not surprisingly for a rather complicated mechanic like this one, it can be abused heavily to clip through walls and most of several levels.

This run is an update of mmbossman's movie with improved boss fights, implementation of the improvement missed in the previous movie, and better control over scrolling in level 3.


[Tier: Moons]FDS Super Mario Bros. (JPN) "-3 stage ending" in 02:44.61 by HappyLee.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2009-10-23)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 2.39 MB, length: 02:55)
Mirror www.archive.org
Watch on (www.dailymotion.com)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #2426 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #1258 (02:46.3)
Rating: 7.9 (39 votes)
View Publication
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
This game is Super Mario Bros., the original, but on the Famicom Disk System. It is much similar to the ROM version of the game, except for one minor difference that is demonstrated here.

The -1 stage is completely different. In the NES and Unisystem versions, the -1 stage repeats infinitely and cannot be completed, but in FDS, it can be completed, and then come -2 and -3.

The -3 stage in FDS is a castle level, and completing it ends the game, even though it says "princess is in another castle". The princess is not seen in the ending, but she is sighted twice in the -1 stage, as shown in this movie.

This movie is 84 frames faster than the previous one due to the use of a "cheap trick".


[Tier: Moons]FDS Super Mario Bros. 2 (JPN) "Luigi" in 08:13.77 by HappyLee, KFCMario.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2012-12-13)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 10.12 MB, length: 15:45)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 10.21 MB, length: 15:45)
Mirror archive.org
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #3782 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #1042 (08:16.42)
Rating: 8.3 (14.5 votes)
View Publication
- Uses a suboptimal character
- Uses warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
This is a TAS of the Japanese Super Mario Bros. 2, a.k.a. 'The Lost Levels', using Mario's brother Luigi. He jumps higher than Mario, but acts slower in many ways. However, the movie is in no way worse than the Mario version - some new creative solutions have been found.

This is an 110 frame improvement over the previous movie by Phil.


[Tier: Moons]FDS Super Mario Bros. 2 (JPN) in 08:04.83 by HappyLee.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2017-03-11)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 12.37 MB, length: 09:22)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 15.24 MB, length: 09:22)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #5394 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #1882 (08:05.28)
Rating: 9.1 (6 votes)
View Publication
- Uses warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Mario has eaten too many poisonous mushrooms and as a result, decided to go on a furious killing spree. In this berserker state he has also gained the new secret ability to walk through walls at will.

Wondering how some tricks work? Information is available at Super Mario Bros. Tricks page.

This movie is 27 frames faster than the previous version due to new improvements in 1-2 and 8-4.


This is the real Super Mario Bros 2. It was never officially released in the USA and Europe. It was later ported to SNES, and released as "Lost Levels" on Super Mario All-stars.

FDS means Famicom Disk System. It was a Japanese disk-unit version of the NES.


[Tier: Moons]FDS The Legend of Zelda (FDS v1.0) "2nd quest, game end glitch" in 03:06.46 by TASeditor, Masterjun, sockfolder.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2015-06-13)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 4.53 MB, length: 04:29)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 5.01 MB, length: 04:29)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4709 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 8.3 (19 votes)
View Publication
- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Final boss skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Executes arbitrary code
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Second quest/Post game-completion
- Uses a level password
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
Award - Glitchy TAS of 2015
The second quest of The Legend of Zelda is what you get by having completed the game once. It is more difficult than the first quest. In this movie, the authors enter ZELDA as the player's name to start the 2nd quest without having to complete the game first.

The authors in this run also enter some of their own code, and don't really complete the game a second time either – yet somehow do. See the authors' notes for more details.

We also have a non-glitched run of this 2nd quest.


[Tier: Vault]GBA Advance Wars (USA v1.0) in 13:33.39 by Kiske & mtvf1.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2014-03-22)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 28.08 MB, length: 17:39)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 32.64 MB, length: 17:39)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4211 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #1684 (13:43.97)
Rating: 6.8 (5 votes)
View Publication
- Major skip glitch
- Final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Strategy
Without warning, the forces of Blue Moon mount an assault on the nation of Orange Star. Only Orange Star's new advisor, in collaboration with Orange Star's commanding officers, can stop them and get to the truth behind this sinister plot.

At least, that's what they'd normally do if they weren't capable of just magically compelling their opponents to surrender at the sight of them.

Using a glitch in the design maps mode of the game, this run by Kiske and mtvf1 completes the game impossibly quickly by forcing opponents to yield, allowing instant wins in the campaign missions. The author also improves the previous run by 12.80 seconds through new tricks and better use of the "force surrender" glitch.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "warp glitch" in 06:14.48 by klmz.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2010-11-25)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 22.43 MB, length: 08:06)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 19.44 MB, length: 08:16)
Mirror www.archive.org
Mirror www.archive.org (MP4 Modern HQ)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #2914 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #1129 (06:46.2)
Rating: 8.1 (24 votes)
View Publication
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- 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: Stars][Recommended for newcomers][Notable improvement]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "all souls" in 17:06.41 by Fz-last, klmz & Pike.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2016-09-08)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 55.24 MB, length: 19:07)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 54.53 MB, length: 19:07)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #5206 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #2995 (18:45.26)
Rating: 9.7 (15 votes)
View Publication
- Best ending
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
Award - GBA TAS of 2016Award - Lucky TAS of 2016
Everyone who has at least once attempted to gather a soul from each of the 120 different enemies in Aria of Sorrow, especially during a speedrun, knows the frustration it incurs after a hundredth failed attempt to get the required drop. That just makes this all-souls TAS, played on hard mode, even more impressive.

This is an improvement of 1:38.85 over the previous movie, thanks to a more optimised route and newly used items. Please read the authors' comments for more details.

If you would like to see the game beaten even faster, don't miss the any% run by one of the authors, klmz.


Note: Starting from reset was necessary to use hard mode. However, doing so is normally not allowed — refer to the rules to see the reasons.

[Tier: Moons]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "Julius mode, all bosses" in 11:52.03 by hellagels & KSeptuple & Pike.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2015-06-25)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 37.23 MB, length: 13:57)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 39.11 MB, length: 13:58)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4729 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #2658 (11:36.38)
Rating: 8.7 (8 votes)
View Publication
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Platform
Normally a solar eclipse isn't a dangerous event, but for Soma Cruz being sucked through a portal and into Dracula's castle during one will turn his day into a total nightmare. As Soma you must venture through the castle and find a way out. As you do so, you will discover the true meaning behind the event, and why Dracula has risen yet again.

Those who greatly dislike that Aria of Sorrow's main character isn't related to the Belmont clan whatsoever can safely relax, because the powerhouse known as Julius Belmont enters the stage to destroy every boss faster then Soma ever could.

Julius is only available to those who have completed the main quest. While he can't do most of Soma Cruz's fancy tricks, he can get around just as quickly by glitching through walls and hopping madly around the castle, producing almost inhuman sounds with every jump.

This movie obsoletes the previous one in this category, despite having a longer time, because it uses hard mode, is more optimized and also manages to get into a Julius vs. Julius fight.


Note: This movie starts where a main quest TAS left off. We do not usually accept movies beginning from a save. Please read the rules to see our reasons.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Castlevania: Circle of the Moon (USA) "warp glitch" in 05:21.58 by Cardboard.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2008-08-11)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 12.30 MB, length: 07:38)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 12.11 MB, length: 07:38)
Mirror archive.org
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Modern HQ)
Watch on (www.dailymotion.com)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #2040 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #996 (05:21.93)
Rating: 6.8 (31 votes)
View Publication
- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
When played normally, Castlevania: Circle of the Moon is a rather long game, in which exploration, leveling up, and killing bosses in order to gain access to different items or portions of the castle is necessary. However, a bit of luck manipulation and a series of glitches involving DSS cards throw all these aspects of gameplay out of the window, allowing the player to warp directly to Dracula and kill him humiliatingly in just over 5 minutes.

This movie is a 21 frame improvement over the previous movie by the same author due to some small optimizations.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance (USA) "Maxim" in 00:22.73 by Yuzuhara_3.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2011-10-13)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 2.91 MB, length: 01:56)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 3.44 MB, length: 02:09)
Mirror www.archive.org
Mirror www.archive.org (MP4 Modern HQ)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Watch on (www.nicovideo.jp)
Submission #3326 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #1733 (00:22.75)
Rating: 8.6 (28.5 votes)
View Publication
- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Second quest/Post game-completion
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
This is a really, really fast TAS through Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance played with Maxim, who is only available after the game is beaten once. Most of the game is glitched through by being stuck in different walls, so it's hard to explain what happened in this run; see it for yourself.

This is a 1 frame improvement over the previous run by gstick.

If you like this run but have a craving for more Maxim action, be sure to check out the Maxim warpless run.


Note: This movie starts where the main quest movie left off. We do not usually accept movies beginning from a save. Please read our rules to see our reasons.

[Tier: Moons]GBA Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance (USA) "Simon, Hard, Boss Rush" in 07:51.27 by Robert_Ordis.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2013-09-06)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 18.51 MB, length: 08:56)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 18.78 MB, length: 08:56)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4067 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 7.9 (11 votes)
View Publication
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance is the second Castlevania game to appear on the Game Boy Advance. Juste Belmont and his friend Maxim are drawn to the newly resurrected Dracula's Castle in order to save their mutual friend Lydie, although it remains to be seen who will be saving whom.

This run plays through the Boss Rush mode using Simon Belmont, the original hero of Castlevania. Simon is pretty slow, but he still powers through the bosses with massive amounts of cross abuse.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]GBA Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance (USA) "Maxim, all bosses" in 05:47.68 by gstick.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2016-04-20)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 25.07 MB, length: 07:21)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 23.75 MB, length: 07:21)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #5096 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #2548 (07:30.75)
Rating: 9.0 (7 votes)
View Publication
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Second quest/Post game-completion
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
This is a really fast TAS through Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance played as Maxim, who is only available after the game is beaten. Unlike in the glitch-warped run, the protagonist doesn't directly fight Dracula and instead defeats every boss, reaching Dracula the intended way. However, this doesn't stop Maxim from making short work of every boss and sinking into walls wherever he wants.

This TAS by gstick improves the prior run by 1:42.59 thanks to further optimizations and an entirely new route.


Note: This movie starts where the main quest movie left off. We don't usually accept movies beginning from a save, though. Please read our rules to see our reasons.

[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]GBA Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance (USA) in 07:50.1 by gstick.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2013-03-23)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 30.60 MB, length: 08:56)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 35.98 MB, length: 08:56)
Mirror archive.org
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #3888 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #1222 (11:13.12)
Rating: 8.5 (12.5 votes)
View Publication
- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Major skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
The main quest completion time has been shortened to nearly one fourth of what it initially was, thanks to the discovery of a glitch that allows Juste to sink into walls.

This is a 3:25.15 minute improvement over klmz's movie. Like in the previous movies, the author picked up an item to display those cool CRITICAL's for entertainment, at the cost of some time.

However, if you still think there is not enough zipping through walls, be sure to watch the second quest completed in less than half a minute!


[Tier: Vault]GBA Densetsu no Stafy (JPN) in 03:28.68 by jlun2.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2013-01-25)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 19.16 MB, length: 08:39)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 21.43 MB, length: 08:39)
Mirror archive.org
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #3835 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #1964 (03:32.45)
Rating: 4.6 (6 votes)
View Publication
- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Densetsu no Stafy, or The Legendary Starfy, is a platform game developed by TOSE and published by Nintendo. The story is that a cute little star named Starfy accidentally releases a powerful demon from a magic jar. The demon, Ogura, then takes over Starfy's home in the cloud-kingdom of Pufftop and causes a storm which knocks Starfy into the water below. With the help of some new water-abilities and new friends, Starfy journeys to return to Pufftop and seal Ogura away once again.

The author, jlun2, abuses a glitch that allows him to start playing from the middle of the attract mode demo and challenge the final boss much earlier than he's supposed to. In doing so, he improves his previous attempt by 4.71 seconds through better optimization.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Digimon Sapphire (unknown) in 31:59.4 by Mothrayas.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2014-12-13)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 109.45 MB, length: 32:23)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 105.95 MB, length: 32:23)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4506 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 6.8 (5 votes)
View Publication
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Digimon Sapphire is a pirate platforming game developed by Vast Fame.

[Tier: Vault]GBA Doraemon: Midori no Wakusei Dokidoki Daikyuushutsu! (JPN) in 26:07.67 by PGCX864.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2016-07-14)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 63.49 MB, length: 27:49)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 66.28 MB, length: 27:49)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #5154 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #2580 (26:24.48)
Rating: 6.1 (3 votes)
View Publication
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
Doraemon is an Action game, developed by Mobile 21 and published by Epoch, which was released in Japan in 2001.

This run is an improvement of 16.75 over the previous movie by the same author.


[Tier: Vault]GBA Drake & Josh (USA) in 24:10.52 by jlun2.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2016-10-17)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 41.63 MB, length: 26:53)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 50.72 MB, length: 26:53)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #5249 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: Too few votes (2) to display
View Publication
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Puzzle
Drake & Josh is a GBA game based on the Nickelodeon show of the same name. Taken from scenarios of several of the show's episodes, this game is a problem-solving, stealth, exploration game.

Or at least, it's supposed to be. In this run, however, the duo decides stealth just isn't their style, and rush through all their problems, walls be darned. Reading the author's submission comments is highly recommended.


[Tier: Vault]GBA Golden Sun (JPN) in 3:12:47.59 by kien.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2015-07-16)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 535.75 MB, length: 3:14:14)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 651.48 MB, length: 3:14:14)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4739 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 5.0 (4 votes)
View Publication
- Uses warps
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts save data
- Genre: RPG
'Golden Sun' is the first installment in the 'Golden Sun' series, developed by Camelot Software Planning. The game is notable for certain distinctive game elements, such as the use of special "Djinn" that empower the player and can be used against enemies.

In this run, kien uses the infamous Retreat Glitch to beat the game in 3 hours.


[Tier: Moons]GBA LEGO Bionicle (USA) in 08:15.42 by Memory.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2015-12-31)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 25.54 MB, length: 11:56)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 29.24 MB, length: 11:56)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4948 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 7.2 (5.5 votes)
View Publication
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
LEGO Bionicle is a game based on the Bionicle toy sets, only released on the Game Boy Advance.

Set before the Toa Mata arrive on Mata Nui, it chronicles the adventures of Takua as he searches for the kidnapped Turaga and hidden Toa stones.

In this run, Memory abuses multiple glitches and general shoddy programming in this handheld game to complete the game only rescuing two Turaga's (village elders) and two Toa Stones.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Madagascar (USA) in 28:12.3 by CoolKirby & YoungJ1997lol.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2014-12-07)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 139.84 MB, length: 32:51)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 148.71 MB, length: 32:51)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4489 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 6.6 (5 votes)
View Publication
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Based on the animated film from DreamWorks, Madagascar follows Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria as they attempt to stop Marty from leaving New York's Central Park Zoo and accidentally wind up in Madagascar. As the game progresses, the animals develop new skills to help them explore the island, such as the stealth crawl, the sneeze jump, and the claw climb.

The game also features the ability to switch between up to four characters at any time. This enables a host of new routes and tricks like rapidly switching characters to prevent damage knockback and enable a triple jump.

In this run, CoolKirby and YoungJ1997lol utilize these tricks to speed through the movie's plot in under half an hour.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]GBA Mario vs. Donkey Kong (USA) in 37:23.32 by Chef Stef.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2015-10-29)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 124.41 MB, length: 39:48)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 154.79 MB, length: 39:48)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4891 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #1046 (44:52.42)
Rating: 7.8 (7 votes)
View Publication
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Puzzle
Mario vs. Donkey Kong is an evolution of the ever popular Donkey Kong franchise that pits Jumpman (aka Mario) yet again against the ape Donkey Kong. This time, Mario faces puzzling levels that require him to hit switches that activate/deactivate colored walls in an attempt to save the Mini-Mario toys.

The author, Chef Stef, abuses game physics and collision detection to complete the levels in record time. Using a series of new glitches and strategies, he also beats his previous run by almost seven and a half minutes.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Metal Slug Advance (USA) in 11:13.16 by mtvf1.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2013-02-22)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 32.06 MB, length: 14:30)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 32.65 MB, length: 14:30)
Mirror archive.org
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #3870 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #1861 (11:43.2)
Rating: 7.9 (8 votes)
View Publication
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Shooter
Metal Slug Advance is an action shooter game from the popular series Metal Slug. In it, you are a recruit for Peregrine Falcon, training on an unnamed island with limited equipment. All seems to be going as planned, but when General Morden's troops invade the island, capture many of your allies, and attempt to build a base, you must rise to the task of fending off the approaching army.

There are some key differences between Metal Slug Advance and other games of the Metal Slug series. In this game, you have a health meter, so damage boosts can be used to save time. There are also collectable cards which provide bonuses or upgrade the power of certain attacks.

In this run, the author, mtvf1, utilizes Tyra Elson to finish the game in just less than twelve minutes, 33.10 seconds faster than the previous movie by x2poet.

See also the runs of Metal Slug, Metal Slug X, Metal Slug 3, Metal Slug 4, and Metal Slug 7. You can also see a 100% run of Advance that collects all the cards and completes all the stages.


[Tier: Vault][Notable improvement]GBA Monster House (USA) in 05:52.32 by jlun2.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2015-12-19)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 11.66 MB, length: 09:43)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 13.56 MB, length: 09:43)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4933 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #2101 (10:56.88)
Rating: 6.4 (4 votes)
View Publication
- Major skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Adventure
Monster House is a 2006 animated film about a haunted house and three children trying to best it. The movie was reasonably successful; so like most successful movies, it got a spinoff game.

jlun2 improves his previous run by 5 minutes and 4.56 seconds, thanks to much better optimization and new glitches. Reading the author's comments is recommended.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Mortal Kombat: Tournament Edition (USA) "Tag Team" in 05:56.4 by AKheon.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2011-04-28)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 44.52 MB, length: 08:02)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 45.12 MB, length: 08:02)
Mirror www.archive.org
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Modern HQ)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #3120 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 6.1 (17.5 votes)
View Publication
- Playaround
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Fighting
Mortal Kombat: Tournament Edition is a standalone game which acts as a sort of expansion to the GBA version of Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance. It has different characters, better AI and some bug fixes compared to the original GBA game.

Here, AKheon plays the Tag Team mode, where he chooses a team of two fighters to fight against other teams. The characters can be swapped at any time during a match.

If you're looking for a run that abuses a lot of crazy glitches in a handheld fighting game, then look no further, you have it right here!

The author also did tool-assisted playarounds on Mortal Kombat II (Game Boy version) and Mortal Kombat Advance.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Mortal Kombat Advance (USA) in 16:32.02 by AKheon.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2011-07-17)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 22.16 MB, length: 17:41)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 23.22 MB, length: 17:34)
Mirror www.archive.org
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Modern HQ)
Mirror www.radiokj.com
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #3220 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 7.3 (16 votes)
View Publication
- Playaround
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Fighting
Mortal Kombat Advance is a port of the classic Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, for a handheld console. A terrible one at that. This one features a different engine, full of glitches, lousy controls and an even cheaper AI.

AKheon makes the in-game fighters look like idiots by glitching the game in a lot of possible ways!

The author also did a tool-assisted playaround on Mortal Kombat II (Game Boy version) and on Mortal Kombat: Tournament Edition.

If you want your SNES UMK3 fix, you can check out this movie and this staff-recommended movie.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee (USA/Europe) in 11:39.58 by Dooty.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2014-08-23)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 18.97 MB, length: 13:35)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 23.35 MB, length: 13:35)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4410 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 7.1 (5.5 votes)
View Publication
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Puzzle
Oddworld: Munchs Oddysee tells the story of Munch, a frog-like creature, fighting to prevent its kind to become extinct. But he is not alone is his quest; Abe, the Mudokon, will lend him a helpful hand.

In this run, Dooty beats the game in record time by using some major glitches to pass through many walls. Expect the screen to look pretty glitchy for a lot of the run.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Pokémon: Emerald Version (USA) "Pomeg glitch" in 1:16:12.27 by GoddessMaria.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2016-01-05)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 104.20 MB, length: 1:19:15)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 140.75 MB, length: 1:19:15)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4953 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #2705 (1:19:52.87)
Rating: 7.7 (3.5 votes)
View Publication
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
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.


Note: To play the vbm, you need to have Real Time Clock on and Flash 128k as the Save Type. Real Time Clock is for sync, while Flash 128k is to prevent the game from displaying a white screen.

[Tier: Moons]GBA Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (USA) "100%" in 1:14:16.72 by theenglishman.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2016-09-12)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 185.59 MB, length: 1:15:13)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 200.20 MB, length: 1:15:13)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 185.61 MB, length: 1:15:13)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #5212 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 7.7 (3 votes)
View Publication
- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- 100% completion
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
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
See the author's comments for more thorough explanation.

[Tier: Stars]GBA Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (USA) in 36:17.73 by theenglishman.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2008-11-03)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 112.06 MB, length: 37:28)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 100.36 MB, length: 37:26)
Mirror www.archive.org
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Modern HQ)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #2123 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #1045 (42:15.0)
Rating: 8.2 (36 votes)
View Publication
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
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 Rayman: Hoodlums' Revenge (USA) in 13:44.53 by DaJaWi.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2015-03-22)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 49.82 MB, length: 15:13)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 50.50 MB, length: 15:13)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4613 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 6.9 (4 votes)
View Publication
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Rayman: Hoodlums' Revenge is a spinoff title that takes place after Rayman 3. The Hoodlums are back, and are trying to create a clone of Reflux. It's up to Rayman and Globox to stop them for good!

The game plays as an isometric platformer, and on different levels you can control either Rayman for platforming segments or Globox for more stealth-like segments.

Several glitches are abused here to speed up the gameplay and even break apart whole levels. For more information, see the author's comments.


[Tier: Vault]GBA Scooby-Doo! Mystery Mayhem (USA) in 47:13.42 by jlun2.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2016-12-29)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 136.89 MB, length: 50:35)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 155.73 MB, length: 50:35)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #5330 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 6.4 (4 votes)
View Publication
- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Genre: Adventure
Mystery Mayhem is a Scooby-Doo game that appears to be based on the newer movies. Much of the game focuses on Shaggy and Scooby as they run from monsters, complete puzzles and find clues to solve each of the game's five mysteries.

Of course, all those little accomplishments mean a lot of high-fives are in order! This rapid high-fiving and switching partners happens to cause a speed glitch that allows jlun2 to skip large parts of rooms.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Shining Soul (USA) in 49:46.88 by DarkKobold.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2010-06-01)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 106.91 MB, length: 54:33)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 112.72 MB, length: 54:33)
Mirror www.archive.org
Mirror www.archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #2683 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 7.1 (10 votes)
View Publication
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: RPG
Shining Soul is an Action RPG by Atlus. It is the first 'Shining' game to not be produced by Camelot Software Planning, and thus is not considered canon in the 'Shining' universe. However, the game serves as an internal homage to much of the 'Shining' series. All of the bosses are major villains from a previous 'Shining' game.

The author manipulates randomly-placed monuments to appear, increasing attack power as much as eight-fold during the run. Additionally, hundreds of critical attacks had to be painstakingly manipulated to allow for enemies to die in a single hit.


[Tier: Vault][Has commentary]GBA Shining Soul II (USA) in 1:12:02.43 by DarkKobold.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2010-09-20)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 129.57 MB, length: 1:19:11)
Mirror www.archive.org
Watch on (www.dailymotion.com)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #2833 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #1557 (1:30:01.18)
Rating: 6.5 (9 votes)
View Publication
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Shining Soul II is the last 'Shining' title to reach American shores, and the author's 5th 'Shining' TAS on the site. Unlike some previous games in the series, this game and its prequel play more like traditional Action-RPGs. This game, like its prequel, allows the player to pick a character type. In this run, the character chosen was a ninja, for his ability to use speed magic.

The author uses a glitch to dupe power wines and bombs, the former massively increasing his attack strength, and the latter making the run look more like Bomberman than a 'Shining' game!

This run is 17:58.75 faster than his previous Shining Soul II publication due to some very impressive manipulation to slaughter bosses in mere seconds. It is recommended that you read the authors comments for more information about the run and the game.


There is also a humorous commentary by the author and a couple of guests.

[Tier: Moons]GBA Sonic Advance (USA) "Knuckles, No Ultraspindash" in 13:15.04 by GoddessMaria.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2015-05-15)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 103.81 MB, length: 16:49)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 98.88 MB, length: 16:49)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4652 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #2573 (13:51.76)
Rating: 8.0 (5 votes)
View Publication
- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Sonic Advance was Sonic the Hedgehog's first appearance on a portable Nintendo console, and he brought all his friends with him.

This run proves that Knuckles the Echidna is up to the task of zipping through levels at warp speed and defeating Dr. Eggman yet again. Don't blink! In this movie, the author doesn't take advantage of the game-destroying spindash glitch featured in this run as Sonic.

This is an improvement of 36.54 over the previous movie by the same author thanks to new shortcuts and better optimization. You can read the author's comments for more details.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Sonic Advance (USA) in 10:49.73 by Mukki & ruadath.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2017-06-04)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 58.46 MB, length: 14:27)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 55.34 MB, length: 14:27)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #5492 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #1665 (10:46.52)
Rating: 8.6 (3 votes)
View Publication
- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
This movie of Sonic Advance is unique as a speedrun in one aspect: Sonic moves so fast that the "camera" of the game cannot even follow him. Therefore, he is rarely seen in the movie.

On the rare occasions we get to watch Sonic, we get to enjoy seeing him moving through walls, charging up for another dash, or making short work of bosses.

Besides the super fast speed itself, the speed also provides Sonic an ability (glitch) to pass through platforms and walls under certain conditions.

While this movie appears to be around 3 seconds slower than the previous movie, it is in fact faster. This is due to more accurate emulation and also including the GBA boot sequence.


[Tier: Stars]GBA Sonic Advance (USA) "Amy" in 15:25.8 by GoddessMaria, Grincevent & VanillaCoke.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2014-08-10)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 84.23 MB, length: 19:00)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 82.56 MB, length: 19:00)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4390 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #2495 (15:45.7)
Rating: 8.3 (8 votes)
View Publication
- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Uses a suboptimal character
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
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) in 35:02.1 by Dashjump.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2016-03-19)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 193.54 MB, length: 40:18)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 190.93 MB, length: 40:18)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #5036 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #3083 (35:25.69)
Rating: 7.8 (4 votes)
View Publication
- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Forgoes time-saving death
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
Sonic Advance 3 is a Sonic game with a twist: the player can play with a friend in co-op mode or one of many multi-player modes like ring race. The game contains features from Sonic Advance and Sonic Advance 2, but with more options like choosing from 2 characters in story mode (a leading and a following character).

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


[Tier: Moons]GBA The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (USA) "Palace of Four Swords" in 05:16.73 by Tompa & Yuzuhara_3.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2012-11-16)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 27.12 MB, length: 13:10)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 28.44 MB, length: 13:10)
Mirror archive.org
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #3749 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #1735 (05:37.9)
Rating: 7.5 (14.5 votes)
View Publication
- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
It would be pointless to describe The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past here, because this run has little to do with the game itself. Using glitches exclusive to the GBA version, Link rips a hole in the space-time-continuum, enters the Palace of the Four Swords, and finishes the game in just over 5 minutes.

This run improves the previous publication by 21.16 seconds, primarily through a new trick that ends input early, using buggy boomerangs to finish off the Dark Links.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Has commentary]GBA The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (JPN) in 1:40:02.18 by Tompa & quo.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2016-10-02)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 273.54 MB, length: 1:43:51)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 298.77 MB, length: 1:43:51)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #5225 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #1872 (1:48:09.75)
Rating: 8.1 (4 votes)
View Publication
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
The Minish Cap is an addition to The Legend of Zelda series that sees our hero fight Ganondorf Vaati, retrieve and power up the Master Sword Picori Sword to once again save the land of Hyrule and rescue Princess Zelda.

This run by Tompa and quo improves upon the previous run by over 8 minutes thanks to much better optimization, new glitches, and a switch to the Japanese version of the game.


There is also an alternate YouTube stream featuring audio commentary by the authors.

[Tier: Moons]GBA The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (USA) in 28:18.78 by jlun2.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2012-02-22)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 148.60 MB, length: 28:30)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 141.26 MB, length: 28:30)
Mirror www.archive.org
Mirror www.archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #3449 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #1479 (29:45.32)
Rating: 7.9 (10 votes)
View Publication
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
This is a game unusually suited for a run for a game based on a movie based on a (famous) TV series. While the game follows the movie's plot quite closely, the author manages to make it look almost incomprehensible thanks to sheer speed in glitching through the stages.

This is an improvement of 1:26.53 minute over the previous published run by the same author.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Turbo Turtle Adventure (USA) in 18:36.07 by cetaka.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2011-01-02)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 119.51 MB, length: 21:39)
Mirror www.archive.org
Watch on (www.dailymotion.com)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #2957 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 6.6 (8.5 votes)
View Publication
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
Turbo Turtle Adventure is a game like Super Monkey Ball and Marble Madness where you make a turtle roll accross various stages.

The player rolled all the way through as fast as possible, using various techniques and some glitches. You can read the author's comments to learn more about those tricks.


[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]GBA Wario Land 4 (USA/Europe) in 40:04.88 by andymac.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2011-02-16)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 253.40 MB, length: 48:37)
Mirror www.archive.org
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #3002 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #752 (1:02:35.57)
Rating: 8.4 (20.5 votes)
View Publication
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Arguably better known these days for the WarioWare series, our anti-hero Wario started off as the villain in Super Mario Land 2 before starring in his own series of platformers of which this is the fifth (everyone forgets Virtual Boy Wario Land).

Through strategic use of save-and-restore and a glitch allowing rapid diagonal movement and zipping, Wario gets away with all the loot in this Hard mode run (the hardest difficulty available from the outset) 22:30.68 faster than before.


[Tier: Vault]GBA Winx Club (USA) in 26:26.99 by Abahbob.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2013-10-25)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 40.89 MB, length: 27:42)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 46.22 MB, length: 27:42)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4090 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 4.3 (8 votes)
View Publication
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Adventure
Winx Club is an action-adventure game based on the Italian cartoon series of the same name. The story is similar to that of Harry Potter, only this time the main character is a fairy. She gets to go to a fairy school in fairytale world called Magix where she has to find her true self. This game is similar to the Windows and Playstation 2 versions, except that instead of a 3D third person perspective it features a 2D top-down perspective of the game world.

In this run, Abahbob completes the game quickly by abusing an out-of-bounds glitch and a few other bugs to walk right across some of the levels.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]GBA X-Men: The Official Game (USA) in 13:26.53 by TehBerral.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2014-11-29)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 32.11 MB, length: 17:44)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 37.70 MB, length: 17:45)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4487 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #2694 (16:30.83)
Rating: 7.3 (5 votes)
View Publication
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
X-Men: The Official Game is Activision's tie-in video game to the 2006 film X-Men: The Last Stand. It is mostly a paint-by-numbers X-Men game, which is a good thing.

In this TAS, TehBerral makes extensive use of Nightcrawler's teleport glitch in later stages in order to blaze through the game and defeat Master Mold in record time.

The improvement to the previous run comes from better optimization with said teleport glitch, making the run much more chaotic (and 3 minutes faster).


[Tier: Vault]GBC Blaster Master: Enemy Below (USA) in 42:43.17 by TwistedEye.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2007-01-25)
AVI file via BitTorrent (size: 78.20 MB, length: 45:16)
Mirror www.archive.org
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #1185 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 5.3 (16.5 votes)
View Publication
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
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: Vault]GBC Keitai Denjuu Telefang: Speed Version (JPN) in 07:12.5 by jlun2 & MisterChess.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2012-12-20)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 8.05 MB, length: 08:58)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 8.41 MB, length: 08:58)
Mirror archive.org
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #3770 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #2026 (07:44.0)
Rating: 4.6 (6 votes)
View Publication
- Major skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Keitai Denjū Telefang (携帯電獣テレファング) is a series of video games produced by Smilesoft and published by Natsume. The games are monster-battling games, where the player contacts various creatures using a cell phone-like device called a D-Shot in order to get them to battle the foes he or she will encounter. The name of the series derives from Keitai, which is Japanese for "cell phone," since phoning creatures is an integral part of the game, and "fang," to symbolize the various beasts involved.

This movie improves its predecessor by more than a half of a minute. Significant glitching is used; you will likely have to read the authors' comments to understand what's going on.


[Tier: Moons]GBC Looney Tunes (USA) in 03:53.97 by Aqfaq & Sonikkustar.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2010-05-25)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 9.61 MB, length: 07:44)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 10.64 MB, length: 09:23)
Mirror www.archive.org
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Modern HQ)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #2673 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #1375 (09:28.88)
Rating: 7.6 (20.5 votes)
View Publication
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
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 Men in Black: The Series (USA/Europe) in 05:26.82 by TehBerral.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2015-07-26)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 4.24 MB, length: 05:50)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 4.44 MB, length: 05:50)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4748 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 5.9 (4 votes)
View Publication
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Shooter
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: Moons]GBC Pocket Bomberman (USA) in 06:28.0 by Robert_Ordis.
lsnes movie (.lsmv) (date: 2014-04-03)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 9.98 MB, length: 07:40)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 11.60 MB, length: 07:40)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4236 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #2329 (06:33.22)
Rating: 7.6 (8 votes)
View Publication
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Pocket Bomberman is a game that fuses platforming with Bomberman.

In this run, Robert_Ordis improves upon his previous movie by 5.20 seconds by optimizing each route and utilizing some new tricks.


[Tier: Vault]GBC Pokémon: Platinum Edition (China) in 02:23.67 by dekutony.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2014-12-04)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 2.62 MB, length: 02:35)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 3.19 MB, length: 02:35)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4488 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 6.0 (12 votes)
View Publication
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
This version of Pokémon: Platinum Edition is a pirate game made by Sintax in 2005. It has nothing to do with Nintendo's official Platinum Version released in 2009 on the Nintendo DS.

In dekutony's first published run, watch as he abuses glitches in the game to increase the FPS and fall through walls, beating it in a brisk 2 minutes and 23.67 seconds.


[Tier: Moons]GBC Pokémon: Silver Version (USA/Europe) in 30:39.49 by MrWint.
Bizhawk movie (.bkm) (date: 2014-04-03)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 28.53 MB, length: 34:36)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 28.45 MB, length: 34:36)
Mirror www.archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror www.archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4233 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #2504 (54:24.96)
Rating: 7.7 (11.5 votes)
View Publication
- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Final boss skip glitch
- Executes arbitrary code
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Pokémon: Silver Version takes place 3 years after Blue, Red and Yellow, and puts the player in a brand new world: Johto. The gameplay is very similar to the previous games, but with several improvements, including new functions for the player's PokéGear, a Pokédex that can now be sorted by evolution type, and of course, new Pokémon.

In this run, MrWint uses a glitch involving the Coin Case to execute arbitrary code and finish the game 24 minutes faster than the previous version. As with his TASes of Red Version, the entire input file was generated by a computer program that brute forced the game for optimal luck manipulation. The expansive testing done by the program is the reason for the astronomical rerecord count.

We also have a run of a second generation Pokémon game that avoids corrupting the memory.


[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]GBC Pokémon: Yellow Version (USA/Europe) "arbitrary code execution" in 05:48.28 by MrWint.
lsnes movie (.lsmv) (date: 2017-04-01)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 6.21 MB, length: 07:49)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 4.81 MB, length: 07:49)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #5384 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #2341 (03:14.15)
Rating: 9.5 (14 votes)
View Publication
- Demonstration
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Executes arbitrary code
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts save data
- Corrupts memory
- Genre: RPG
The current Pokémon: Yellow Version speed record uses heavy glitches that allow the player to catalog every Pokémon in slightly over a minute. Is there any way to get more ridiculous than that? Yes! In this run, using nothing but the Game Boy buttons and tool-assisted precision, the game is made to run an arbitrary program which greatly expands the game and shows off cool stuff from elsewhere too. For details on how this was achieved, see the author's comments.

This movie improves upon the predecessor by using a payload which builds upon the environment in the game highlighting new areas, new Pokémon, and shows off a lot more that can be done with arbitrary code execution than displaying the digits of Pi and some minor animation. For more runs that involve arbitrary code execution, see our published list of movies which execute arbitrary code as well as discussion in our forum.


Spoiler: Hover over the screenshot.

This video includes segments from some terrific games, including Pokémon Yellow, Crystal, and Gold, as well as from Super Mario Bros. Deluxe, Tetris, and The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX. Please check those games out.

This video includes music samples from The Orange Box soundtrack. If you've enjoyed what you've heard, you can purchase The Orange Box soundtrack from Amazon or iTunes.

This video includes a clip from SpongeBob SquarePants (season two), which can be purchased in its entirety from Amazon or iTunes.


[Tier: Vault]GBC Pokémon Adventure (China) in 03:50.09 by dekutony.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2016-10-14)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 6.36 MB, length: 04:10)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 6.27 MB, length: 04:10)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #5238 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 6.8 (4 votes)
View Publication
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform
Pokémon Adventure is an unlicensed GameBoy game released in 2000 by Yong Yong. This is actually a hack of another Yong Yong game called Sonic Adventure 7, which was a hack of Sonic 3D Blast 5, also released by Yong Yong.

[Tier: Vault]GBC RoboCop (USA) in 11:04.78 by AKheon.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2011-02-04)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 18.04 MB, length: 12:36)
Mirror www.archive.org
Watch on (www.dailymotion.com)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #2988 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 5.6 (10 votes)
View Publication
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Shooter
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: Vault]GBC Rockman DX3 (r2) "save glitch" in 00:25.4 by Mothrayas.
Bizhawk movie (.bkm) (date: 2013-04-14)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 1.17 MB, length: 01:15)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 1.20 MB, length: 01:15)
Mirror archive.org
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #3923 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 5.1 (12.5 votes)
View Publication
- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Rockman DX3, also known as Zook Hero 2, is an an unlicensed pirate game developed by Vast Fame that rips gameplay off the Rockman X series. Just like Rockman X, there are eight stages, and six of them contain a boss who gives you his weapon upon defeat. The protagonist, Zook, also has abilities nearly identical to those of X. Despite these similarities, the code and graphics appear to be completely original and the music is actually decent.

The author, Mothrayas, plays the most popular and widely available release, which happened to be released with the final boss stage already unlocked, leading to the incredibly short completion time.


[Tier: Moons]GBC Rockman DX3 (r1) in 23:33.1 by Mothrayas.
Bizhawk movie (.bkm) (date: 2014-04-05)
lsnes movie (.lsmv) (date: 2014-04-05)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 24.31 MB, length: 24:20)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 31.26 MB, length: 24:20)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4238 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 6.8 (7 votes)
View Publication
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Rockman DX3, also known as Zook Hero 2, is an an unlicensed pirate game developed by Vast Fame that rips gameplay off the Rockman X series. Just like Rockman X, there are eight stages, and six of them contain a boss who gives you his weapon upon defeat. The protagonist, Zook, also has abilities nearly identical to those of X. Despite these similarities, the code and graphics appear to be completely original and the music is actually decent.

Unlike the other run of this game, this run uses a release that doesn't have all stages unlocked from the start, which means all bosses must be defeated and all upgrades obtained first before Zook can tackle the final stages.

We also have a run of this game's prequel, Zook Hero Z.


[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]GBC Shantae (USA) in 1:05:26.0 by arandomgameTASer.
lsnes movie (.lsmv) (date: 2014-09-11)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 74.81 MB, length: 1:08:14)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 74.59 MB, length: 1:08:14)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4426 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 7.5 (7 votes)
View Publication
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- 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, 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][Notable improvement][Has commentary]GBC Shantae (USA) "100%" in 1:19:15.18 by arandomgameTASer.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2016-11-12)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 123.23 MB, length: 1:21:21)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 153.09 MB, length: 1:21:21)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #5248 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #2946 (1:39:21.68)
Rating: 7.4 (5 votes)
View Publication
- 100% completion
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- 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]GBC SpongeBob SquarePants: Legend of the Lost Spatula (USA) in 05:57.98 by CoolKirby.
Bizhawk movie (.bkm) (date: 2014-01-19)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 10.25 MB, length: 07:55)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 10.94 MB, length: 07:55)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4161 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #1874 (06:02.37)
Rating: 6.5 (7 votes)
View Publication
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
In this game featuring the famous SpongeBob SquarePants, SpongeBob stumbles upon a legendary statue that opens the way to the Dutchman’s Underworld. SpongeBob must unlock the statue and defeat the Flying Dutchman to get the Golden Spatula and become the Master Fry Cook.

Here, CoolKirby improves on the previous co-authored run by 6.04 seconds through slightly different routes, a couple of new tricks, and better optimization. For more information, see the author's comments.


[Tier: Moons]GBC The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX (USA v1.0) "warp glitch" in 05:39.06 by bobmario511.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2014-07-02)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 11.47 MB, length: 10:45)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 10.62 MB, length: 10:45)
Mirror www.archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror www.archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4350 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #2077 (05:37.87)
Rating: 7.9 (6 votes)
View Publication
- Best ending
- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
Proving yet again the lengths a TAS can go in destroying a game, this run features a warping glitch that allows for severe sequence breaking. The final boss is reached within a handful of minutes and defeated with minimal weaponry.

The author, bobmario511, surpasses the previous run by 0.35 seconds through a completely different route.

There is a movie of this game that does not use the warp glitch.

Note: While this movie appears to be slower than the previous one, that run's time was calculated with an incorrect frame rate. This run is indeed faster.


[Tier: Vault]GBC Tom and Jerry in Mouse Attacks! (USA) in 14:06.17 by Mukki.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2010-12-28)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 27.28 MB, length: 16:23)
Mirror www.archive.org
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #2949 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 6.4 (10 votes)
View Publication
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Puzzle
Tom and Jerry in Mouse Attacks! was released by Ubisoft (known for their Prince of Persia games for the PS2) in 2000 for the Game Boy Color. Tom has captured and locked up five of Jerry's friends, and it's up to the little brown mouse to save them.

A series of glitches and tricks are used to quickly obtain all the special items, free Jerry's friends, and defeat each level's boss. The author, Mukki, explains these on the movie's submission page.


[Tier: Vault]GBC Xena: Warrior Princess (USA) in 03:18.97 by AKheon.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2010-12-29)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 21.95 MB, length: 05:52)
Mirror www.archive.org
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #2948 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #1598 (03:37.25)
Rating: 6.2 (18 votes)
View Publication
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Adventure
In this game, Xena finds herself in a dream, set in a colorful, simplistic world, naive in its exaggerations and lack of realistic attributes. It's an open plain where the sun always seems to shine. But it's a foreign place, with Xena apparently having wound up there by an accident. She is lost, and has to free herself from the dream world.

Now, this nightmare of a game ends 18.28 seconds faster than before! To learn more about AKheon's improvements on this movie, you can read the author's comments.


[Tier: Moons]GBC Zook Hero Z (JPN) in 31:54.85 by Mothrayas.
lsnes movie (.lsmv) (date: 2016-04-19)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 38.53 MB, length: 32:38)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 40.20 MB, length: 32:38)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #5063 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 7.3 (5 votes)
View Publication
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Unofficial game
- 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.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2008-11-27)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 1.55 MB, length: 02:38)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 1.66 MB, length: 02:38)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #2137 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 7.0 (31.5 votes)
View Publication
- Uses death to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- 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 Daffy Duck: The Marvin Missions (USA/Europe) in 01:29.44 by Scepheo & MUGG.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2015-09-01)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 8.97 MB, length: 05:20)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 6.70 MB, length: 05:20)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4788 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #1619 (01:58.07)
Rating: 7.9 (6 votes)
View Publication
- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
This game is about two bumbling idiots fighting over the fate of the earth: Daffy Duck, savior of mankind, and Marvin the Martian, hero of Mars.

In this TAS, Scepheo & MUGG helps Daffy Duck fight Marvin by leading him through the parallel galaxy of Glitch-on, cutting Marvin off before he can reach Earth in only two minutes! If you're looking for a glitch festival, you'll definitely want to watch this movie!

If you're looking for more Duck Dodgers action, see the run of the SNES version.


[Tier: Vault]GB Final Fantasy Legend II (JPN v1.0) in 29:55.57 by knbnitkr.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2010-10-30)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 54.55 MB, length: 34:38)
Mirror www.archive.org
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #2837 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 5.6 (8 votes)
View Publication
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: RPG
Final Fantasy Legend II (Sa・Ga2 秘宝伝説, Sa・Ga2 - The Treasure Legend) is a role-playing game developed by Square and is the second game in the SaGa series. You take on the role of one of eight different characters of varying race and gender who leaves on a journey to find his or her lost father and recover the Magi, pieces of a magical statue of the goddess Isis.

In this run, knbnitkr abuses several glitches (including one which can only be performed on the initial Japanese release) to beat the game far quicker than intended. For more information, see the author's comments.


[Tier: Vault]GB Little Master (JPN) in 05:35.37 by Ryuto.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2009-11-26)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 7.62 MB, length: 09:57)
Mirror www.archive.org
Watch on (www.dailymotion.com)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #2450 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 4.5 (12 votes)
View Publication
- Major skip glitch
- Final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: RPG
- Genre: Strategy
Little Master is a Japan only strategy RPG. Normally, it'd be a long and winding game.

This TAS makes it look like a walk in the park, albeit, a very large park.


[Tier: Moons]GB Metroid II: Return of Samus (USA) "select glitch" in 23:40.92 by Ferret Warlord.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2008-08-13)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 20.85 MB, length: 26:02)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 20.91 MB, length: 26:02)
Mirror archive.org
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Modern HQ)
Watch on (www.dailymotion.com)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #2049 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 6.4 (29.5 votes)
View Publication
- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Selected words from the author:
"After parsing through the user's manual for her Power Suit, Samus discovered that the Chozo have endowed it with the power to interact with the fabric of reality immediately surrounding the planet SR-388 by simply switching between her beam and her missiles. What luck that she should receive an assignment to go to that planet!"

This run extensively glitches the game to the point where Samus moves to rooms that are glitched and/or weren't there before. Viewers are advised that this run may induce feelings of confusion and disorientation.


[Tier: Vault]GB Mortal Kombat 3 (USA) in 07:18.49 by Thevlackdemonn2294.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2012-12-30)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 7.34 MB, length: 07:58)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 7.34 MB, length: 07:58)
Mirror archive.org
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #2898 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 3.4 (9 votes)
View Publication
- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Fighting
In this low quality port of a very popular arcade game, Thevlackdemonn2294 speeds through the game as fast as possible. No second round is ever fought, as it it glitched past, except for Shao Kahn, the final boss.

[Tier: Moons]GB Mortal Kombat II (USA) in 09:04.22 by AKheon.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2010-10-26)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 7.44 MB, length: 10:20)
Mirror www.archive.org
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #2886 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 5.2 (16 votes)
View Publication
- Playaround
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Fighting
Mortal Kombat II was the first game of the Mortal Kombat series to feature a playable character-changing fighter (the sorcerer Shang Tsung). This run is played on the Game Boy port. Watch as AKheon humiliates the computer opponents, demonstrates some major glitches, and beats the game in just over 9 minutes.

The author also did a tool-assisted playaround on Mortal Kombat: Tournament Edition and on Mortal Kombat Advance.

If you want even more MKII action, check out our run for the SNES version as well.


[Tier: Vault][Notable improvement]GB Oddworld Adventures (USA/Europe) in 07:31.95 by Dooty.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2014-08-09)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 5.99 MB, length: 07:34)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 5.63 MB, length: 07:34)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4387 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #1306 (09:07.88)
Rating: 5.3 (5 votes)
View Publication
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Join Abe, your favorite Mudokon, as he runs and jumps his way to victory while in a portable RuptureFarms. On a more serious note, Oddworld Adventures is an attempt to take the popular Oddworld series to the Game Boy, many of the features found in the Playstation version won't be found here.

This run features the use of a pause glitch to allow extreme jumps, saving time from normal platforming or creating otherwise impossible routes to beat the stages in unintended ways.


[Tier: Moons]GB Pac-In-Time (unknown) in 27:31.45 by slamo.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2015-11-25)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 31.02 MB, length: 29:05)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 32.33 MB, length: 29:05)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4912 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 8.0 (5 votes)
View Publication
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Pac-In-Time for the Game Boy was released in 1994 as a port of the DOS version of the game. Pac-In-Time is in turn a re-skin of the game Fury of the Furries for DOS and Amiga, which was licensed to Namco and rereleased with Pac-Man instead. This game is a departure from normal Pac-Man gameplay involving mazes and ghosts, and is instead a platformer.

In this run, watch as slamo demonstrates some furious rope swinging action and so many physics glitches that it'll make you cry. Waka waka.


[Tier: Moons]GB Pokémon: Red Version (USA/Europe) "SRAM glitch" in 01:09.95 by MrWint.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2014-09-20)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 1.82 MB, length: 03:07)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 1.42 MB, length: 03:07)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4431 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #1860 (01:09.63)
Rating: 7.8 (10 votes)
View Publication
- Major skip glitch
- Final boss skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts save data
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Ash reveals his dark side, using save corruption and direct memory manipulation to catch 64 of the 151 Pokémon in the blink of an eye. Then he beats the game in less than a minute (in-game time) - without ever leaving his own room, bypassing Professor Oak's speech and skipping right to the high praise for his impressive stats.

This run is so glitchy that it's near impossible to follow what's going on without help; reading the author's notes is highly recommended.

To see a run of the first generation of Pokémon that doesn't take advantage of save data corruption, watch this movie.

Note: Although this movie appears to be slower than the one it obsoleted, it is actually 66 frames faster. The reason for the slower time is that the emulator used in this run is more accurate and runs at the correct, slightly slower framerate.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]GB Pokémon: Red Version (USA/Europe) "Gotta Catch 'Em All!" in 1:54:56.62 by MrWint.
Bizhawk movie (.bkm) (date: 2014-07-29)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 82.50 MB, length: 1:56:42)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 69.27 MB, length: 1:56:42)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4376 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #1840 (3:20:46.17)
Rating: 8.4 (17 votes)
View Publication
- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Major skip glitch
- Final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes save data corruption
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Award - Gameboy TAS of 2014Award - Lucky TAS of 2014
Pokémon: Red Version is part of the first generation of games within its famous series, known for having a very large number of beneficial glitches. In fact, the game can be completed in less than one minute of in-game time by save data corruption as shown by this run, and it can be completed in under half an hour using a more "conventional" glitch, as shown by this run. These runs break the game, and avoid much of the gameplay intended by the developers.

In contrast, this run by MrWint catches all 151 Pokémon and completes the game, showing off much more of the game than seen in the other runs while still using many glitches to complete this goal much faster than the programmers could have imagined. Thanks to some new glitches, this run is over an hour faster than the previous movie in this category! For more details about the techniques used in this run, please read the author's notes.


[Tier: Moons]GB Pokémon: Red Version (USA/Europe) in 22:02.94 by MrWint.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2014-09-06)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 15.60 MB, length: 23:50)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 12.67 MB, length: 23:50)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4416 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #950 (1:18:58.78)
Obsoletes movie #2457 (28:07.28)
Rating: 8.3 (11 votes)
View Publication
- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Forgoes save data corruption
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Pokémon: Red Version is part of the first generation of games within its famous series, known for having a very large number of beneficial glitches. In fact, the game can be completed in less than one minute of in-game time using save data corruption (as evidenced by this run), but this run avoids such techniques in favor of activating an entirely different glitch.

This run obsoletes the author's previous run as well as Primorial#soup's longstanding run through a new route that must be seen to be believed. Suffice to say, no heavy glitches are used and yet the game is still completed in around 22 minutes.

To see even more of Pokémon: Red Version, check out the run that catches all 151 Pokémon.


[Tier: Moons]GB Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (USA v1.0) in 21:43.52 by andymac.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2010-07-08)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 30.11 MB, length: 25:34)
Mirror www.archive.org
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #2728 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #1202 (24:23.62)
Rating: 7.1 (13 votes)
View Publication
- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Uses death to save time
- 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: Moons]GB The Blues Brothers (USA) in 03:06.51 by RobynS.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2016-01-21)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 4.08 MB, length: 03:33)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 3.97 MB, length: 03:33)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4969 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 7.5 (7 votes)
View Publication
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
This is a run of the Game Boy version of The Blues Brothers. Contrary to the NES counterpart, it features different level design and glitches not found in the NES version (read the author's comments for more details on the glitches). The plot basically remains the same, though.

RobynS extensively utilizes a glitch to allow multiple jumps off walls, beating the game in record time.


[Tier: Vault]GB The Final Fantasy Legend (JPN v1.0) in 01:10.87 by ruadath.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2017-05-14)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 1.34 MB, length: 03:52)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 2.18 MB, length: 03:52)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #5483 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #1636 (01:47.17)
Rating: Too few votes (1) to display
View Publication
- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Genre: RPG
The Final Fantasy Legend, known in Japan as Makai Toushi SaGa, is a video game released for the Game Boy in December 1989 by Square Co. It is the first game in the SaGa series and the first RPG's game for the Game Boy.

However, rather than engaging on a long quest of epic proportions, the author decides to just kick in the Japanese edition of the game and breeze through it in under two minutes.

This run improves the predecessor movie by 36.61 seconds.


[Tier: Moons]GB The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (USA v1.0) in 03:48.55 by bobmario511.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2012-07-14)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 7.83 MB, length: 08:15)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 9.01 MB, length: 08:15)
Mirror archive.org
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #3637 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #1966 (03:49.12)
Rating: 7.2 (11.5 votes)
View Publication
- Best ending
- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening is a classic Game Boy Zelda adventure. Link must travel across the dream world of Koholint Island, collecting the 8 Instruments to wake the Wind Fish and go home after a terrible shipwreck.

bobmario511 (the author), however, decided collecting instruments for a one-man band was a waste of time, so he skipped all of that and went straight to the Wind Fish (with a pesky boss battle in the middle).

This is a 0.56 second improvement over the previous run. See the author's notes for more details.

If you liked this, be sure to also check out the Game Boy Color version (DX), which completes all the dungeons.


[Tier: Stars]GB The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (USA v1.0) "playaround" in 40:22.78 by bobmario511.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2012-04-29)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 56.69 MB, length: 45:41)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 66.13 MB, length: 45:41)
Mirror archive.org
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #3579 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 8.3 (16.5 votes)
View Publication
- Playaround
- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
Award - Funny TAS of 2012Award - Gameboy TAS of 2012
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening is a classic Game Boy Zelda adventure. Link must travel across the dream world of Koholint Island, collecting the 8 Instruments to wake the Wind Fish and go home after a terrible shipwreck.

bobmario511 (the author), however, realized that "Hey, I'm in a dream. That means I can do anything I want!" With that in mind, he embarks on a journey as the legendary hero THIEF to live out his wildest fantasies. Unfortunately, he would soon find out that this dream would end up being the worst nightmare of his life, traveling through a chaotic world devoid of any logic, meaning, or consistent appearance. Summoning the power of all of the allies he can get, our hero, BowWow, Marin, a ghost, and a flying rooster travel together to make sense of the nonsensical hell of Link's own imagination, collecting what he believes to be the 8 Instruments and Secret Seashells on their way.

To see a run of the "normal" completion of this game, see this movie by the same author.

Spoiler: hover over the screenshot.


[Tier: Vault]GB Tiny Toon Adventures: Babs' Big Break (JPN) in 15:23.2 by x2poet.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2011-05-11)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 13.43 MB, length: 19:45)
Mirror www.archive.org
Mirror www.radiokj.com
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #3148 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 5.5 (8 votes)
View Publication
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Platform
Tiny Toon Adventures: Babs' Big Break was the first Tiny Toon Adventures-related game released on the Nintendo Game Boy.

In this game, the player takes control of the main Tiny Toons as they attempt to stop Montana Max from breaking Babs Bunny's dreams of becoming a big star.

To learn more about the glitches x2poet used in his run, you can look at the author's comments.


[Tier: Stars]GB Trip World (JPN) in 05:10.91 by MUGG.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2015-09-28)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 7.04 MB, length: 08:37)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 6.72 MB, length: 08:37)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4850 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #1857 (05:40.05)
Rating: 8.2 (13.5 votes)
View Publication
- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Trip World (1992) is an aptly named game developed by Sunsoft, a video game company you might know from titles like Gimmick!, Ufouria and Journey to Silius.

It follows a rabbit-like creature called Yacopu on his quest to retrieve the Maita Flower and return peace to the hearts of the people. Along the way he gains abilities like turning into a ball and a big, scary Godzilla-like rabbit.

MUGG's latest improvement is now about 30 seconds faster than the previous version, thanks to new glitches, new routes and better optimization.


[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]GB Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 in 19:43.51 by McHazard.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2014-12-22)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 26.73 MB, length: 27:10)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 25.55 MB, length: 27:10)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4510 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #1688 (21:49.15)
Rating: 7.7 (6 votes)
View Publication
- Uses death to save time
- 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
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]GB Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 "game end glitch" in 01:31.15 by McHazard.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2014-12-23)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 6.90 MB, length: 07:40)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 6.47 MB, length: 07:40)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4507 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 7.0 (7.5 votes)
View Publication
- Major skip glitch
- Final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- 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, Wario decides he doesn't want to do any work, so he glitches out the map and uses a jet hat to corrupt the game's memory. After reaching an otherwise unreachable debug menu, he sets up a skip to the end of the game and demands his prize.

As this movie may be confusing to watch, reading the author's comments is recommended. The author, McHazard, has also completed another run of Wario Land that avoids heavy glitches.


[Tier: Moons]GC Ed, Edd n Eddy: The Mis-Edventures (USA) in 16:34.02 by Fog.
Dolphin movie (.dtm) (date: 2016-12-01)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 217.36 MB, length: 21:41)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 238.06 MB, length: 21:41)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #5301 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 7.3 (5 votes)
View Publication
- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Ed, Edd n Eddy: The Mis-Edventures is a 3D platform game based on the Cartoon Network animated television series Ed, Edd n Eddy. It follows the three Ed's, Ed, Edd and Eddy, as they complete six scams for the love of Jawbreakers.

In this run, Fog exploits wall collision bugs and other quirks in the game to beat it as quickly as possible.


[Tier: Moons]GC Mortal Kombat: Deception (USA) in 13:51.7 by AKheon.
Dolphin movie (.dtm) (date: 2013-02-20)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 297.56 MB, length: 18:37)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 285.99 MB, length: 18:37)
Mirror archive.org
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #3803 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 7.4 (11 votes)
View Publication
- Playaround
- 2 Players
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Fighting
Mortal Kombat: Deception is the sixth fighting game in the Mortal Kombat series, and the second one to use its engine, so that means it shouldn't be as loaded with bugs and glitches as previous games in the series, right? Maybe not.

In case you have no idea what's going on, a listing of the numerous glitches used and fight by fight commentary are available in the author's comments.


[Tier: Moons]GC Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (JPN) in 2:16:52.63 by Malleoz.
Dolphin movie (.dtm) (date: 2017-02-23)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 1.12 GB, length: 2:23:24)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 1.24 GB, length: 2:23:24)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #5366 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #3215 (2:22:25.58)
Rating: 9.1 (3.5 votes)
View Publication
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door is an RPG made by Nintendo and is the second game in the Paper Mario series following Paper Mario for the Nintendo 64. It incorporates a world made of paper and turn-based battles, much like its predecessor. In it, Peach asks Mario to help find a treasure hidden in Rogueport. When he arrives, she is missing as usual, and he must collect 7 Crystal Stars to save her and open the Thousand-Year Door to collect the treasure.

Malleoz improved his previous TAS by nearly five minutes and thirty seconds with the new Hazard Respawn Glitch as well as an improved Palace Skip.


[Tier: Moons]GC Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc (USA) in 1:21:21.8 by Got4n & Andzura.
Dolphin movie (.dtm) (date: 2014-08-03)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 1.02 GB, length: 1:27:24)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 1.11 GB, length: 1:27:24)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4342 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 7.6 (7 votes)
View Publication
- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc is the third major platform game installment in the Rayman series. It tells the story of how Rayman stops André, an evil black lum, from taking over the world with his army of sack-like "Hoodlum" soldiers. Unlike the game's predecessor, Rayman 3 took a more light-hearted turn; it has sarcastic self-referential undertones and pokes fun at the platforming video game genre.

In this run, Got4n & Andzura abuse many different glitches to skip large parts of levels and even some boss fights. A full list of glitches used and abused can be found in the submission text.


[Tier: Stars]GC Sonic Adventure 2: Battle (USA) "Hero Story" in 27:12.38 by THC98 & itsPersonnal.
Dolphin movie (.dtm) (date: 2015-02-03)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 721.96 MB, length: 31:56)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 742.59 MB, length: 31:56)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4530 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 9.0 (13.5 votes)
View Publication
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
Award - Nintendo 3D TAS of 2015
A complete conversion of Sonic Adventure 2 from the Dreamcast, with additional features exclusive to the GameCube.

Play as either Sonic, Knuckles and co. or the evil crew of Dr. Eggman, Shadow and Rouge through a total of 150 missions across 30 levels. As Sonic's team, you must stop Dr. Eggman from taking control of the Chaos Emeralds, and as Dr. Eggman's team, you must hold Sonic at bay while collecting all of the Emeralds to take full control of the planet.

Exclusive to the GameCube are improved visuals, new 2-player battle games (including Kart Racing, Hunting and Chao Karate) and the ability to grow Chao and exchange them to the Game Boy Advance game Sonic Advance for portable training.


[Tier: Stars]GC Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut (USA) "Sonic" in 30:12.02 by THC98.
Dolphin movie (.dtm) (date: 2013-10-13)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 569.73 MB, length: 36:22)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 548.93 MB, length: 36:22)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4078 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 9.0 (19.5 votes)
View Publication
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Award - Speedy TAS of 2013
Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut, an enhanced port of Sonic Adventure on the Sega Dreamcast, follows the well-known Sonic the Hedgehog as he races to stop Dr. Eggman's evil plans once again — this time in 3D. A notable feature in the game is five extra story modes for some of the other Sonic characters, including Tails, Knuckles and Amy.

This run by THC98 completes Sonic's story, utilizing out of bounds glitches and super fast spindashes for maximum speed. For more tool-assisted Sonic Adventure, see the run of Tails's story by the same author.


Note: The audio is slightly faulty because of a bug in Dolphin's DSP emulation engine.

[Tier: Moons]GC Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut (USA) "Tails" in 22:54.02 by THC98.
Dolphin movie (.dtm) (date: 2013-12-27)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 364.83 MB, length: 28:42)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 341.42 MB, length: 28:42)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4129 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 8.8 (8.5 votes)
View Publication
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut, an enhanced port of Sonic Adventure on the Sega Dreamcast, follows the well-known Sonic the Hedgehog as he races to stop Dr. Eggman's evil plans once again — this time in 3D. A notable feature in the game is five extra story modes for some of the other Sonic characters, including Tails, Knuckles and Amy.

This run by THC98 completes Tails's story, see [2464] GC Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut (USA) "Sonic" by THC98 in 30:12.02 for Sonic's story by the same author.


Note: The audio is slightly faulty because of a bug in Dolphin's DSP emulation engine.

[Tier: Moons]Genesis 3 Ninjas Kick Back (USA) in 10:57.3 by Challenger.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2017-01-22)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 37.88 MB, length: 14:01)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 50.57 MB, length: 14:01)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #5346 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Not rated
View Publication
- 2 Players
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
3 Ninjas Kick Back is a traditional platform game based on the movie of the same name. Each one of the three ninjas has unique weapons and abilities. All three of them can run, duck, crawl, climb, jump, as well as hang on trees, ropes, and so on. You'll encounter many obstacles and enemies, both regular and boss-like, which you'll have to overcome and defeat.

Challenger clears the game in record time, thanks to a glitch allowing one to zip through walls.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle (USA) in 05:27.8 by Aqfaq.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2008-02-28)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 11.68 MB, length: 07:40)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 12.47 MB, length: 07:40)
Mirror archive.org
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Modern HQ)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #1865 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #788 (06:46.77)
Rating: 6.6 (28.5 votes)
View Publication
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Before Sonic the Hedgehog, there was Alex Kidd.

This movie improves on the previous movie by a whopping 79 seconds thanks to a new trick allowing Alex to ascend through walls Rockman style.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Chakan: The Forever Man (USA/Europe) in 10:42.38 by zoboner.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2017-05-27)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 43.49 MB, length: 25:57)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 49.00 MB, length: 25:57)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #5512 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #3103 (11:11.88)
Not rated
View Publication
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- 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 29.5 seconds thanks to a route change.

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


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Chakan: The Forever Man (USA/Europe) "100%" in 17:22.93 by zoboner.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2016-03-21)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 55.19 MB, length: 17:47)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 60.88 MB, length: 17:47)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #5041 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 7.1 (3 votes)
View Publication
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Chakan: The Forever Man is a fairly standard platform game in which you control a dead guy (Chakan has lost his soul) through many levels of hack and slash platforming. The ultimate goal is defeat all the bad-guys and so finally achieve inner-peace.

The story-line (if you can call it that), does give this game an interesting image and it is much darker than most other titles available on the Genesis.

This is a full completion run, which, compared to the any% branch, beats some additional levels and collects all items.

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


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Crusader of Centy (USA) in 43:40.17 by Eratyx.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2009-11-05)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 105.23 MB, length: 45:56)
Mirror www.archive.org
Watch on (www.dailymotion.com)
Submission #2434 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 7.2 (13 votes)
View Publication
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
Award - Sega TAS of 2009
Crusader of Centy (1994), also known as Soleil, tells the story of a teenage boy saving humanity from monsters that might or might not actually be evil. To his aid he has up to two pets at a time granting him some special ability.

The movie takes advantage of the way the game calculates movement speed to make some seemingly impossible long jumps and skip large parts of some rooms.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Disney's Aladdin (USA) in 10:04.86 by Flip.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2017-02-25)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 59.06 MB, length: 13:13)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 65.46 MB, length: 13:13)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #5388 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #3311 (10:19.46)
Not rated
View Publication
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
A typical Disney game featuring all the characters from the movie.

This is an improvement of 14.6 seconds over the previous movie thanks to better optimisation, better use of resources and better speed control around corners.

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


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]Genesis Dungeons & Dragons: Warriors of the Eternal Sun (USA/Europe) in 22:15.22 by ars4326.
Bizhawk movie (.bkm) (date: 2014-09-06)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 75.35 MB, length: 25:07)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 148.23 MB, length: 25:07)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4415 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #1599 (29:33.42)
Rating: 6.1 (5 votes)
View Publication
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
During the prolonged campaign known as the Goblin Wars, the Goblin Army gathered one night to amass a final assault upon Duke Hector Barrik's Castle. In the middle of this decisive battle, however, both armies were suddenly interrupted by a great earthquake as a vortex violently manifested itself in the midnight sky. Friend and foes alike were sucked up and taken into this void. On the other side, the Duke's Castle and its inhabitants mysteriously found themselves deposited within a hollow valley, securely guarded by impossibly high cliffs illuminated by a flaring red sun overhead. Per the Duke's urgent request, four adventurers are summoned and commissioned with the task of exploring this strange new land, in hopes of finding allies to establish trade with.

In ars4326's run, the ground work laid by the previous TASer, A Jesus Fan, is improved upon in this 7+ minute improvement. Most notably, only a single Thief is used throughout due to a programming exploit which allows him to inflict waves of constant critical damage while fighting in dungeons. In addition, a newly discovered reloading trick is used to skip the game's only required overworld fight in the Azcan Jungle. Also, new route strategies and movement optimizations are featured.

Finally, the ending input has been corrected to showcase the game's entire ending upon completing the final dungeon.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Earthworm Jim 2 (USA) in 21:15.06 by YamiAmarillo.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2015-12-03)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 95.56 MB, length: 23:21)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 98.23 MB, length: 23:21)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4907 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 6.9 (6 votes)
View Publication
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses easiest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
We follow our hero, Earthworm Jim, as he attempts to foil the evil Psycrows' plan to steal away the beautiful Princess What's-Her-Name.

YamiAmarillo beats this quirky game in record time, via the use of various tricks and glitches, as well as using the easiest difficulty to minimize the in-between level mini-games.


[Tier: Vault][Notable improvement]Genesis Flashback: The Quest for Identity (USA) in 22:29.99 by Alyosha.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2015-05-14)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 24.45 MB, length: 29:13)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 28.69 MB, length: 29:13)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4678 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #220 (23:54.57)
Rating: 6.3 (5 votes)
View Publication
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
Flashback is a prince of Persia style platformer for the Sega Genesis. It has some major glitches which allow for large portions of this otherwise long game to be skipped. The present TAS implements a new version of the Walk through walls glitch along with improved routing to save over a minute over the previous (formerly, the longest non-obsoleted) run.

[Tier: Moons]Genesis James Bond 007: The Duel in 09:25.08 by Archanfel.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2015-10-12)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 43.50 MB, length: 10:33)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 54.53 MB, length: 10:33)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4866 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #2714 (11:46.39)
Rating: 6.8 (5 votes)
View Publication
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
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][Notable improvement]Genesis Knuckles in Sonic the Hedgehog (any v1.1) in 13:05.29 by marzojr & WST.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2014-02-02)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 66.08 MB, length: 15:33)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 71.55 MB, length: 15:33)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 66.64 MB, length: 15:33)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 73.21 MB, length: 15:33)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4166 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #796 (14:44.95)
Rating: 8.5 (8 votes)
View Publication
- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform
This is a hacked version of Sonic the Hedgehog. The title character is replaced by his rival, Knuckles. The levels remain unchanged.

There is more than just an appearance change to this game. Knuckles' abilities remain intact. If you haven't seen Sonic the Hedgehog completed before, you may wish to do so before seeing what a character with a spindash and gliding can accomplish.

There is also a run for a Tails hack of Sonic the Hedgehog, done by marzojr. It replaces Knuckles with Tails and gliding with flying.


A camhacked encode is provided with every duplicate link.

Note: An IPS patch for the hack can be downloaded here. It must be patched to REV 00.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Knuckles in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (World) "ring attack" in 45:01.63 by Evil_3D, WST & Zurggriff.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2017-02-25)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 348.94 MB, length: 49:09)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 371.98 MB, length: 49:09)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #5385 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Not rated
View Publication
- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
This game is what you get if you take Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and lock it onto Sonic & Knuckles. As the name suggests, what you get is simply Sonic the Hedgehog 2 with Knuckles the Echidna as the playable character. The levels remain mostly unchanged, save for the addition of a few monitors that can only be reached as Knuckles, whose abilities from Sonic and Knuckles (gliding, climbing walls, and jumping a little lower than Sonic) remain intact.

In this run, you'll see the zones of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (colloquially referred to as West Side Island in the Japanese manual) like you've never seen them before, as Knuckles uses every trick in the book to collect over five thousand rings, with only 11 throughout the game eluding his grasp. (For the time being, anyway...)


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Knuckles in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 in 17:41.85 by Zurggriff.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2017-02-10)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 99.05 MB, length: 21:49)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 100.85 MB, length: 21:49)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 96.04 MB, length: 21:49)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 97.20 MB, length: 21:49)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #5373 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #3038 (17:41.9)
Rating: Too few votes (1) to display
View Publication
- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Platform
This is a version of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 with Sonic & Knuckles locked on it. The title character is replaced by his rival, Knuckles. The levels remain unchanged.

There is more than just an appearance change to this game. Knuckles' abilities remain intact. If you haven't seen Sonic the Hedgehog 2 completed before, you may wish to do so before seeing what a character with a spindash and gliding can accomplish.

The run is an improvement of 5.9 seconds in-game time over the predecessor movie. The author's comments contain a whole bunch of details.


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

[Tier: Moons]Genesis Mega Man: The Wily Wars (JPN) "Wily Tower" in 09:36.46 by jc564.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2013-08-06)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 22.76 MB, length: 12:58)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 28.15 MB, length: 12:58)
Mirror www.archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror www.archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4028 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 7.0 (12.5 votes)
View Publication
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Platform
Mega Man: The Wily Wars is a collection of the first three NES Mega Man titles with enhanced graphics and sound. Along with the original games is the short game "Wily Tower", where special bosses exclusive to this game can be fought with your choice of any weapon from the first three games.

Jc564 abuses zipping glitches similar to those in the NES game runs to beat the entire tower in barely over nine and a half minutes.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Mr. Nutz (Europe) in 29:13.85 by Archanfel.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2014-12-05)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 129.81 MB, length: 35:00)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 162.29 MB, length: 35:00)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4498 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 7.0 (6.5 votes)
View Publication
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
This game is a classic side scrolling 2D platformer, about an anthropomorphic crazy squirrel Mr. Nutz. He is only one who can stop a dictatorship of yeti Mr. Blizzard and his henchmen who want establish eternal winter.

[Tier: Moons]Genesis Mr. Nutz (Europe) "100%" in 41:51.6 by Archanfel.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2014-12-12)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 189.60 MB, length: 47:33)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 237.69 MB, length: 47:33)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4499 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 6.9 (4.5 votes)
View Publication
- 100% completion
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
This game is a classic side scrolling 2D platformer, about an anthropomorphic crazy squirrel Mr. Nutz. He is only one who can stop a dictatorship of yeti Mr. Blizzard and his henchmen who want establish eternal winter.

[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]Genesis Normy's Beach Babe-o-Rama (USA/Europe) in 10:20.73 by RobynS.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2016-12-29)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 69.67 MB, length: 11:00)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 86.53 MB, length: 11:00)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #5329 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #1856 (12:04.42)
Rating: Too few votes (1) to display
View Publication
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Based on the comic strip Making It, Normy's Beach Babe-o-Rama was released in 1994 by Electronic Arts. The plot is that Normy's hanging out with some beach babes when suddenly an evil alien ship beams them aboard! Normy recieves a note that he's the only one that can save them and so he uses some magic suntan lotion to travel through time to rescue them.

RobynS abuses Normy's dash to make quick work of the game's six levels, with the occasional glitch thrown in for good measure.


[Tier: Vault]Genesis Outrun (Japan/USA) in 04:25.73 by weatherton.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2012-12-20)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 14.03 MB, length: 06:33)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 15.60 MB, length: 06:33)
Mirror archive.org
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #1627 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 5.4 (6 votes)
View Publication
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Racing
Outrun is a racing game where the player is presented with forks in the road. The left fork leads to an easier stage and the right fork leads to something more challenging. The camera travels along with the car rather than just presenting a birds eye view. Its designer, Yu Suzuki, describes it as a driving game rather than a racing game.

In this run weatherton uses a couple of tricks to speed things up. By quickly switching between high and low gear driving-off road is possible without slowing down. While using this trick the car stays a fixed distance from the road, making impossibly tight turns possible. The position, type and number of cars and the position of obstacles can be manipulated by horizontal position and the frame they load on. Proper timing of the accelerator allows for a turbo start. And revving a few frames before that adds a little bit more.


[Tier: Vault]Genesis Phantasy Star II (JPN) "warp glitch" in 07:39.46 by Jiseed.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2015-10-04)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 20.62 MB, length: 13:15)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 23.32 MB, length: 13:15)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4853 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #2469 (12:03.41)
Rating: 5.8 (5 votes)
View Publication
- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: RPG
Phantasy Star II, released in 1989, introduces us to the anti-utopian world of Mota, now dominated by the Mother Brain computer. Rolf, a government agent, is assigned the task of finding out why Mother Brain is malfunctioning, and yet his role in the destiny of Algo is far, far greater than anyone could imagine. Anyone, save one lone Esper. As the genetic construct Nei, the soldier Rudo, and others join him, can he topple the tyranny of Mother Brain and free Algo from an unholy evil?

Rolf and his friends, tired of all the violence they've seen, decide to take a pacifist route to save the Algol system with zero bloodshed. This run improves the old run by about 4 minutes through new glitches, including one that abuses the customized names of the characters to obtain some important items very early on. For more details, read the author's comments.


[Tier: Vault]Genesis Pinocchio (USA) in 16:25.28 by Meerkov.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2016-04-24)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 60.82 MB, length: 18:49)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 64.51 MB, length: 18:49)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #5099 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #2710 (10:09.13)
Rating: 5.4 (3 votes)
View Publication
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
In this game, you get to play as Pinocchio, the carpenter Geppetto's living wooden puppet. Pinocchio goes through scenes from Disney's animated film, which itself was based on a children's novel.

This run does plenty of hopping around in order for Pinocchio to attempt to save his father in a brisk 16:24 minutes.

This run is longer than the one it obsoletes due to using the hardest difficulty, which leads to having to beat additional levels.


[Tier: Vault]Genesis Pit-Fighter (World) in 04:48.22 by adelikat.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2010-11-05)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 13.60 MB, length: 06:14)
Mirror www.archive.org
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #2900 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #240 (06:30.53)
Rating: 6.2 (11.5 votes)
View Publication
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Fighting
As an astounding 1 minute 42 second improvement over the previous TAS, this movie pretty much chucks out everything done by the previous movie and proves that, in the end, the elbow is the deadliest weapon known to man.
Note that this TAS uses the Oct 1991 version of the game. It will not sync on the July 1991 version.

[Tier: Vault]Genesis Pocket Monster II (unknown) in 03:55.75 by dekutony.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2015-09-27)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 30.30 MB, length: 04:28)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 35.35 MB, length: 04:28)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4845 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 5.0 (7 votes)
View Publication
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses easiest difficulty
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform
Pocket Monster II is an unlicensed game made by DVS Electronic Co. for the Sega Genesis. It stars Pikachu as he fights other Pocket Monsters, or Pokémon, across four stages using Poké Balls and melee attacks. While some of the graphics are taken from other games, the music tracks are original and adapted from the Pokémon TV show's songs.

The author, dekutony, abuses several minor glitches throughout the run to beat the game in under four minutes.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Puggsy (USA) in 18:00.73 by Sonikkustar.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2011-06-13)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 121.26 MB, length: 22:16)
Mirror www.archive.org
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #3163 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 7.2 (7 votes)
View Publication
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Puzzle
Puggsy is the story of an alien who makes a pit stop on a planet creatively called The Planet, only to have his spacecraft stolen by the raccoon natives!

In order to get Puggsy's ride back, Sonikkustar abuses the impressive physics engine and the variety of puzzle-solving items dotted around the levels, thrashing the raccoons in record time!


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Pulseman (JPN) "warp glitch" in 25:16.02 by TwistedEye.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2006-10-09)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 124.09 MB, length: 28:34)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 118.07 MB, length: 28:34)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Watch on (aktan.site90.com)
Submission #1067 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 6.5 (30 votes)
View Publication
- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
From the author:

The graphics, music, sounds, controls are all absolutely phenomenal with interesting characters, gorgeous trippy backgrounds, and tough-but-not-too-tough bosses and puzzles. I'm very confident in saying that it's one of the best games you've probably never heard of.

This run uses glitches that allow moving screenfulls at a time through obstacles and walls.


[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]Genesis Quackshot: Starring Donald Duck (USA v1.1) in 19:21.63 by Dooty.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2017-02-07)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 95.68 MB, length: 24:20)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 128.29 MB, length: 24:20)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #5361 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #2483 (20:22.56)
Rating: 7.9 (3 votes)
View Publication
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Quackshot is an Indiana-Jones-inspired game that finds Donald Duck liberally belly-sliding and plunger-shooting his way to an ancient treasure. It is one of the few non-Capcom Disney games.


There is also an alternate YouTube stream featuring commentary by the author.

[Tier: Moons]Genesis RoboCop versus The Terminator (USA) in 14:06.92 by Cardboard.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2008-01-14)
AVI file via BitTorrent (size: 52.19 MB, length: 17:08)
Mirror www.archive.org
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #1818 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 6.9 (27.5 votes)
View Publication
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
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: Moons]Genesis Sonic 3 & Amy Rose in 29:27.58 by WST & marzojr.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2014-12-25)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 210.61 MB, length: 33:44)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 213.52 MB, length: 33:44)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 211.71 MB, length: 33:44)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 214.93 MB, length: 33:44)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4516 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 8.0 (7 votes)
View Publication
- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- 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: Moons]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (World) "Sonic 100%" in 55:48.8 by marzojr.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2009-11-09)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 416.71 MB, length: 1:00:17)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 415.93 MB, length: 1:00:17)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 319.45 MB, length: 39:42)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 318.50 MB, length: 39:42)
Mirror www.archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror www.archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Mirror www.archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror www.archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #2416 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 7.9 (23 votes)
View Publication
- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- 100% completion
- Uses a suboptimal character
- Forgoes time-saving death
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
In this run of Sonic 3 & Knuckles, Sonic has decided that getting all the emeralds is the only way to go and as such powers his way through the special stages to achieve this (and a perfect ending). This run also avoids using a glitch called horizontal underflow, which is explained in the author's comments.

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


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (World) "Tails" in 30:12.52 by Aglar & marzojr.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2013-10-18)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 214.36 MB, length: 34:29)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 225.12 MB, length: 34:29)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 210.56 MB, length: 34:30)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 219.27 MB, length: 34:30)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4087 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 9.1 (11 votes)
View Publication
- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
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: Stars]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (World) "Knuckles, ring attack" in 1:14:55.9 by TheYogWog.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2014-05-12)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 703.70 MB, length: 1:19:19)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 744.05 MB, length: 1:19:19)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4289 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 8.6 (10.5 votes)
View Publication
- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
This run of Sonic 3 & Knuckles collects the maximum number of rings possible to get with Knuckles. This leads to some interesting routes to reach out-of-the-way rings as well as opportunities to show off some new glitches.

See the floating island like never before as you tag along with Knuckles, and try to keep up as he patrols his territory while foraging for rings and revealing secrets that show why he is truly the sole guardian of the island.

We also have runs with Sonic and Tails, Tails, Sonic 100%,Knuckles 100%, and Sonic on NewGame+.


[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers][Notable improvement]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles in 26:53.06 by Aglar & marzojr.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2014-12-17)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 215.23 MB, length: 31:11)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 218.62 MB, length: 31:11)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 213.10 MB, length: 31:11)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 215.26 MB, length: 31:11)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4514 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #1656 (29:51.2)
Rating: 9.3 (13.5 votes)
View Publication
- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- 2 Players
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Award - Sega TAS of 2014
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" in 22:07.68 by Evil_3D, WST & Marzojr.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2017-06-13)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 171.48 MB, length: 26:13)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 175.87 MB, length: 26:13)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 171.65 MB, length: 26:13)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 175.83 MB, length: 26:13)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #5486 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #2494 (11:32.46)
Not rated
View Publication
- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Sonic 3 & Knuckles completed with Knuckles. Tired of always doing ring-attacks and 100% runs, Knuckles has finally decided it is his turn to break the game in an any% TAS. This run uses a disassembly of the game in order to use the most of every trick.


Every duplicate link leads to the camhacked version of the encode.

[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (World) "Knuckles, 100%" in 44:57.97 by Evil_3D.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2017-06-12)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 300.01 MB, length: 48:52)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 319.80 MB, length: 48:52)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 305.65 MB, length: 48:52)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 325.69 MB, length: 48:52)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #5427 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #779 (45:28.6)
Rating: Too few votes (1) to display
View Publication
- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- 100% completion
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
A Sonic video without Sonic! Instead, Knuckles takes the spotlight and collects all the Chaos (and Super) Emeralds.

This run improves upon the previous publication from Upthorn by 34.14 seconds, thanks to the help of some new glitches and strategies.


Each second link or sets of encodes use a camhack, in order to have the camera focus on Knuckles while keeping the sprites in the foreground.

[Tier: Vault]Genesis Sonic Jam 6 in 07:53.69 by true.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2014-09-30)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 17.83 MB, length: 08:11)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 24.50 MB, length: 08:11)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4444 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 5.5 (11.5 votes)
View Publication
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform
Mario had a hell of a time in Sonic's world on NES, so he gave Sonic his world and some crap controls on Genesis.

[Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic Spinball (USA) in 07:16.8 by Flip.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2012-05-08)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 25.31 MB, length: 09:50)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 26.20 MB, length: 09:50)
Mirror archive.org
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #3575 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #1044 (07:58.5)
Rating: 7.3 (6 votes)
View Publication
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
Dr. Robotnik is at it again, and this time he's set up a Pinball Defense System inside a volcano. Fortunately, Sonic makes a good pinball and he easily infiltrates the system, recovering most of the chaos emeralds hidden within and making short work of the bosses.

This run is an improvement of 41.70 seconds over the previous movie. The improvements come from better optimization and some new time-saving maneuvers. Reading the author's comments is highly recommended.


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog (any,r1) in 14:25.23 by Tee-N-Tee.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2014-07-03)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 76.97 MB, length: 17:20)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 85.43 MB, length: 17:20)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4348 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #2410 (14:28.6)
Rating: 8.6 (7 votes)
View Publication
- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Sonic bounces around surprisingly fast. The lack of Spin Dash makes the strategy a bit different from that of Sonic 2 and Sonic 3 & Knuckles runs, since preserving your momentum becomes a lot more important. However, this doesn't prevent the author from achieving crazy velocities even with such a significant limitation. In this run, the game is completed without collecting any emeralds.

This is the eighth run of this game, improving on the previous effort by 3.18 (of in-game time), primarily due to higher optimization.

To see a movie of this game that doesn't take advantage of zips, watch the "no zips" run by Aglar.

Spoiler: Hover over the screenshot.

See this run played back on a real Genesis.


[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (World v1.1) in 17:51.6 by Aglar.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2012-05-13)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 94.85 MB, length: 22:00)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 106.80 MB, length: 22:00)
Mirror archive.org
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Modern HQ)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #3557 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #1779 (18:42.37)
Rating: 9.3 (23.5 votes)
View Publication
- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- 2 Players
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Award - Sega TAS of 2012
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (1992) was the game that introduced the Super Dash Attack. The ability, referred to as Spin Dash in later games, has become one of the most beloved features of the series and, indeed, one of the most prominent features of the speedrunning scene as a whole.

In this exhilarating movie, Aglar speeds his way through this classic's varied acts making good use of Spin Dashes to finish them in record time. The author also controls Tails—Sonic's two-tailed foxy buddy—to allow for even faster routes and making shorter work of bosses.

This is an improvement of 50.76 seconds over the previous movie, thanks to better routes and general optimization as explained in the author's comments.


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (USA) "Competition" in 02:01.05 by nitsuja & mmarks.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2011-01-02)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 14.62 MB, length: 02:42)
Mirror www.archive.org
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #2953 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 7.1 (19 votes)
View Publication
- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- One player in a multiplayer game
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
This movie showcases the competition mode of Sonic the Hedgehog 3. Here, nitsuja and mmarks aim to complete each level in the fastest time possible. This run is also the fastest anyone has completed each level in Time Attack.


Watch this TAS be played back on a real Genesis.

[Tier: Moons]Genesis Squirrel King (China) in 17:18.62 by x2poet.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2011-02-22)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 81.05 MB, length: 19:55)
Mirror www.archive.org
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Watch on (www.dailymotion.com)
Submission #3004 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 6.5 (13.5 votes)
View Publication
- 2 Players
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform
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][Notable improvement]Genesis Tails in Sonic the Hedgehog (USA,r0) in 13:21.87 by marzojr.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2014-01-16)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 68.27 MB, length: 15:50)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 74.85 MB, length: 15:50)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4155 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #1623 (14:13.7)
Rating: 8.4 (5 votes)
View Publication
- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform
This is a hacked version of Sonic the Hedgehog. The title character is replaced by his sidekick, Miles "Tails" Prower. The levels remain unchanged.

There is more than just an appearance change to this game. Tails' abilities remain intact. If you haven't seen Sonic the Hedgehog completed before, you may wish to do so before seeing what a character with flight and a spindash can accomplish.

There is also a run for a Knuckles hack of Sonic the Hedgehog, done by JXQ. It replaces Tails with Knuckles and flying with climbing and gliding.

New tricks, more precision and tricks from the newest Sonic run combine to a movie that is 57.75 faster than the previous version.


Note: An IPS patch for the hack can be downloaded here: http://tasvideos-moviefiles.googlecode.com/files/ips%2Bpatcher.zip . It must be patched to REV 00.


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]Genesis Taz Mania (World) in 06:36.37 by Aqfaq, Sonikkustar & Truncated.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2011-08-27)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 19.57 MB, length: 07:52)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 22.58 MB, length: 07:43)
Mirror www.archive.org
Mirror www.archive.org (MP4 Modern HQ)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #3267 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #537 (08:52.53)
Rating: 7.0 (18 votes)
View Publication
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
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.

See this movie played back on a real console.


[Tier: Vault]Genesis The Humans (USA) in 43:19.22 by Aqfaq.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2007-05-31)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 100.40 MB, length: 46:24)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 123.48 MB, length: 46:24)
Mirror www.archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror www.archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #1520 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 5.5 (24.5 votes)
View Publication
- Uses death to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Puzzle
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: Moons]Genesis The Legend of Galahad (USA) in 17:50.16 by The8bitbeast.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2016-04-07)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 83.53 MB, length: 19:05)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 105.01 MB, length: 19:05)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #5038 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 6.7 (3 votes)
View Publication
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
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.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2015-05-10)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 103.03 MB, length: 33:34)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 150.13 MB, length: 33:34)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4673 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #703 (35:44.6)
Rating: 8.9 (14 votes)
View Publication
- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- 3 Players
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Puzzle
Award - Sega TAS of 2015
In this action/puzzle game, you control three Vikings lost in time and space, each with their own special abilities needed to solve the levels.

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

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


[Tier: Moons]Genesis The Pirates of Dark Water (USA) in 14:14.92 by Archanfel.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2016-02-09)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 64.61 MB, length: 20:01)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 70.29 MB, length: 20:01)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4998 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 8.0 (7 votes)
View Publication
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
The Pirates of Dark Water is remarkable for its eccentric setting, utilizing the source material's melding of swashbuckling adventures, sword-and-sorcery fantasy, and Road Warrior-inspired fashion aesthetics. Drawing from the cartoon's backstory, players fight rival pirates as well as fantastic creatures sent to hinder the heroes from finding the Treasure of Rule by the evil pirate-lord Bloth.

The game features the main crew of the 1990s TV show - Ren, Ioz, and Tula - searching for the Treasures of Rule in order to rid the world of Mer of the Dark Water and return Mer and Ren's homeland, Octopon, to its former glory.


[Tier: Vault]Genesis Traysia (USA) in 1:13:16.18 by ars4326.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2014-05-22)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 136.23 MB, length: 1:23:37)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 165.13 MB, length: 1:23:37)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4312 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 6.1 (6 votes)
View Publication
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: RPG
Originally known as Minato no Traysia (港のトレイジア) in Japan, this turn-based RPG adventure doesn’t involve the typical ‘save the world’ or ‘vanquish the ultimate evil’ plotline. Not this time around. It’s actually themed around a young man’s sweetheart named Traysia, as he sets out from his hometown to fulfill his dream of exploring the world (vanquishing evil is involved, however).

ars4326’s run showcases two noteworthy features in this TAS. Not a single random encounter is fought, and all boss battles are blitzed through by abusing a party member’s rapid attack animation. At times, the game may remind you of a pseudo-shooter instead of a traditional RPG.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 (USA) in 26:35.58 by Dark Noob & KSYLATRON.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2012-08-05)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 90.46 MB, length: 28:48)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 97.02 MB, length: 28:48)
Mirror archive.org
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #3664 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 7.8 (10.5 votes)
View Publication
- Playaround
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Fighting
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 is a classic fighting game that's been seen before at TASVideos. But, with each port comes a different set of bugs, and we wouldn't want to leave them out.

Here the authors break everything in sight, using both duel and cpu fights to show off as many glitches as possible. Try not to rip your heart out while watching this.


[Tier: Moons]N64 Banjo-Kazooie (USA v1.0) "100%" in 1:59:51.92 by Hyperresonance.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2016-11-14)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 470.22 MB, length: 2:14:02)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 546.16 MB, length: 2:14:02)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #5229 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #1277 (2:24:32.63)
Rating: 8.4 (9.5 votes)
View Publication
- 100% completion
- Best ending
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
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.
Mupen64 movie (.m64) (date: 2013-03-28)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 362.83 MB, length: 1:21:07)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 339.73 MB, length: 1:21:07)
Mirror archive.org
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Watch on (www.nicovideo.jp)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #3879 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 8.9 (12 votes)
View Publication
- 100% completion
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
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.


Here are some 60fps encodes on Nicovideo: part1, part2, part3


[Tier: Moons]N64 Bomberman 64 (JPN) in 23:38.55 by Nahoc.
Mupen64 movie (.m64) (date: 2012-06-01)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 188.62 MB, length: 38:26)
Mirror archive.org
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #3554 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 7.7 (11.5 votes)
View Publication
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
Bomberman 64 (爆ボンバーマン Baku Bonbāman) is the first 3-D game within the Bomberman series. It also implements a different single-player mode by incorporating action-adventure and platforming stages, instead of arenas in which enemies or other elements must be destroyed.

This TAS is played on the Japanese version because of its shorter intro.

If you want to see more Bomberman goodness, we have plenty more Bomberman Movies. There is also a 100% run by zvsp.


[Tier: Moons]N64 Chameleon Twist 2 (USA) in 21:57.27 by Nahoc.
Mupen64 movie (.m64) (date: 2012-03-15)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 161.08 MB, length: 26:13)
Mirror www.archive.org
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Watch on (www.nicovideo.jp)
Submission #3468 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 8.4 (14.5 votes)
View Publication
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
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 Donkey Kong 64 (USA) in 27:37.6 by RingRush.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2017-06-02)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 113.40 MB, length: 34:17)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 125.57 MB, length: 34:17)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #5376 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 8.3 (3.5 votes)
View Publication
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Donkey Kong 64 is similar to Rareware's other Nintendo 64 platformer series, Banjo-Kazooie, but stars Donkey Kong and his friends from the Donkey Kong Country games. Several new features have been added to the game, like 3D graphics and the ability to change between different characters with different weapons and abilities.

In this run, RingRush uses glitches to skip a vast majority of the game and beat K. Rool in record time.

Due to differences between versions of the game, different timing methods, and the fact that RTA runs start with some features already unlocked, this run is slower than the RTA equivalent.


[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]N64 F-Zero X (USA) "Jack Cup, Time Trial" in 07:09.37 by jagg2zero.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2016-08-30)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 39.51 MB, length: 07:36)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 42.39 MB, length: 07:36)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #5203 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #2314 (08:17.72)
Rating: 9.3 (13.5 votes)
View Publication
- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Racing
F-Zero X is the 3D sequel to the popular SNES hovercraft racing title. It offers a wide array of cars, tracks and play options, and has had an active speed-running community since its release in 1998.

This TAS completes the 6 tracks of the Jack Cup in time trial mode, where you choose any track to drive solo aiming for fastest possible completion of 3 laps according to the in-game timer, accurate to the millisecond. A special input sequence is used to unlock all cars (you normally unlock cars by playing in grand prix mode).

This TAS saves 1'10"614 (in-game track totals) over the previous Jack Cup TAS by Lord Tom. For a per-track comparison, check the author's comments.


[Tier: Vault]N64 Glover (USA) "all stages" in 37:15.28 by adelikat.
Mupen64 movie (.m64) (date: 2007-09-21)
AVI file via BitTorrent (size: 141.43 MB, length: 50:00)
Mirror www.archive.org
Submission #1681 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #860 (41:23.88)
Rating: 6.2 (36 votes)
View Publication
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Glover is an animated cartoon-like glove (go figure), complete with only 4 digits. With a ball he can transform into several different forms, and he must complete puzzles and navigate dangerous terrain.

The author takes many shortcuts, specifically the kind that were not intended to be used. Read the author's submission for more information about the bugs used.

This movie is over 4 minutes faster than the author's previous movie.


[Tier: Moons]N64 Glover (USA) in 14:16.8 by Nahoc.
Mupen64 movie (.m64) (date: 2013-04-17)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 70.04 MB, length: 27:07)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 64.11 MB, length: 27:07)
Mirror archive.org
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #3789 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 7.2 (8 votes)
View Publication
- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
A wizard is mixing a batch of magic potions when an explosion sends the gloves on his hands flying into the air. One lands safely outside the castle, but the other lands in an evil potion mixture. It's this evil glove who decides to take over the castle. Meanwhile, seven crystals, which used to sit on top of the castle and give the surrounding lands their life force, also fly off in all directions. Thankfully though, the good glove, Glover, changes the crystals into rubber balls so that they land safely.

Now Glover must find the crystals and put them back into the castle to restore life to the land, avoiding the bad glove who is out to stop him and take over the kingdom and the wizard's power.

Nahoc hops, bounces, and dribbles his way through this game, taking advantage of a conveniently-placed crystal to skip right to the boss room in every stage.

If you want to see more of Glover, we also have an all stages run.


[Tier: Stars][Console-verified]N64 Mario Kart 64 (USA v1.0) in 20:33.32 by weatherton.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2016-10-24)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 122.05 MB, length: 23:28)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 132.29 MB, length: 23:28)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #5243 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 9.5 (21.5 votes)
View Publication
- Major skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Racing
Award - First edition TAS of 2016Award - N64 TAS of 2016Award - TAS of 2016
Mario Kart 64 is the first 3D game in the Mario Kart series, released in 1996 by Nintendo. Widely regarded as classic, it still retains a following to this day.

A run 7 years in the making, this Mario Kart 64 TAS features weatherton completing all 4 Grand Prix Cups in under 21 minutes. Due to the nature of the game, knowledge of the internal code allows for heavy RNG manipulation, getting even the most unlikely items on the first try. This and the incredible movement precision are used to create crazy shortcuts, often completing laps in mere seconds.

The submission text contains highly detailed information about the strategies of every track, the RNG manipulation and a lot of other information about the run.


You can watch the complete run being played back on a console.

At AGDQ 2014, the Mushroom Cup of this run was presented on console, and at AGDQ 2016, the Star Cup was presented.


[Tier: Moons]N64 Mischief Makers (USA v1.0) in 55:04.28 by Comicalflop.
Mupen64 movie (.m64) (date: 2008-10-24)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 245.69 MB, length: 57:53)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 250.83 MB, length: 57:53)
Mirror www.archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror www.archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.dailymotion.com)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #2083 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 8.1 (39.5 votes)
View Publication
- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Mischief Makers (1997) is one of the rare 2D sidescrollers released for Nintendo 64. The player controls Marina, the robotic maid of a lecherous and absent-minded professor Theo, who has a habit of being kidnapped constantly. The ones who abduct him every now and then are Clancers from the evil Empire. (And make sure to watch out for the plot twist at the end!)

Marina is quite a versatile cyborg. She can boost continuously in the air, ride vehicles, slide and jump like a maniac, and most importantly, shake. Make no mistake, you'll be seeing Comicalflop shake this thing, and even that thing quite a lot in this fast-paced run.

The game is broken down into 52 short areas, each of them having a separate timer. Because of this, the author aims to optimize the movie for shortest in-game time. Each stage is given a rank based on how fast the stage was completed; this run gets all S Ranks.

The game has some emulation errors, such as unnatural amounts of lag in some stages, and graphical glitches. See the author's comments for more details.


[Tier: Moons]N64 Mortal Kombat 4 (USA) in 09:13.72 by Xyphys.
Mupen64 movie (.m64) (date: 2007-01-02)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 62.95 MB, length: 11:14)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 60.50 MB, length: 11:14)
Mirror archive.org
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Modern HQ)
Watch on (www.dailymotion.com)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #1387 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 7.3 (50 votes)
View Publication
- Playaround
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Fighting
A Nintendo 64 installment to the Mortal Kombat series. This run aims for a fast and entertaining completion of the Master II destiny match.

Note: This movie is unofficially rated "PG-13" for having lots of blood and gibs. Viewer discretion is advised.


[Tier: Moons]N64 Mortal Kombat Trilogy (USA v1.0) "Endurance Mode" in 23:55.92 by SDR & TheVLACKDEMONN2294.
Mupen64 movie (.m64) (date: 2011-08-24)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 130.56 MB, length: 26:03)
Mirror www.archive.org
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #3245 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 7.5 (18.5 votes)
View Publication
- Playaround
- 2 Players
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Fighting
Mortal Kombat Trilogy is a compilation of content from the previous Mortal Kombat titles, based primarily upon the gameplay mechanics of Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3. It follows the same story as UMK3, but contains all characters and most of the stages from Mortal Kombat and Mortal Kombat II as well.

If you're eager to see more highly glitched Mortal Kombat action, consider watching the SNES run.


[Tier: Moons]N64 Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon (JPN v1.0) in 1:03:29.47 by MATCH6974.
Mupen64 movie (.m64) (date: 2014-09-10)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 263.18 MB, length: 1:13:53)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 292.40 MB, length: 1:13:53)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4375 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #1459 (2:04:49.35)
Rating: 7.5 (7 votes)
View Publication
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Adventure
Mystical Ninja, otherwise known as Ganbare Goemon, is one of Konami's longest-running series, yet remains mostly localized to Japan (thanks in part to cultural differences: the series is very Japanese). This is the first of three games in the series released for the N64.

What begins as a quest to investigate an attack on a castle quickly evolves into a race to stop a plot to transform Japan into... a giant stage.

In this run, a lot of new tricks and some big glitches combine to shave over an hour off the previous publication.


[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]N64 Paper Mario (JPN) in 1:30:40.15 by Malleoz.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2015-03-29)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 363.43 MB, length: 1:40:05)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 422.16 MB, length: 1:40:05)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4587 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 8.5 (13.5 votes)
View Publication
- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Paper Mario, first released in Japan in August of 2000, is a role-playing game for the Nintendo 64. Bowser has kidnapped Princess Peach and stolen the Star Rod, which allows him to grant himself any wish. To counteract the power of the Star Rod, Mario must locate the seven Star Spirits, who can combine their power to stop Bowser's evil plans.

Numerous tricks and glitches allow a tool-assisted speedrun to skip large portions of the game and beat it impressively quickly. See the author's comments for more on this.

For more tool-assisted Paper Mario action, check out the run of The Thousand-Year Door by the same author.


Downloadable encodes include the author's commentary as soft subtitles and also an additional audio commentary with the encodes. There is also a live commentary by the author and iateyourpie. A second YouTube stream is available with an informative overlay.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]N64 Spider-Man (USA) in 23:33.28 by arandomgameTASer.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2016-11-25)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 79.40 MB, length: 26:33)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 87.25 MB, length: 26:33)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #5256 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #3051 (25:51.7)
Rating: 6.9 (4.5 votes)
View Publication
- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
Spider-Man is the first 3D game to star the popular web-slinger. It is loosely based on Spider-Man: The Animated Series and Spider-Man Unlimited and features some of the voice cast from each and similar character designs.

Peter Parker is attending a demonstration of the reformed Dr. Otto Octavius's new invention when an imposter Spider-Man steals the device. Spider-Man must work to clear his name and uncover the sinister motives behind the device's theft.

Using various techniques, most prominently out of bound clips, arandomgameTASer swings his webs and beats the game in record time.

Additionally, this run is an improvement over arandomgameTASer's previous attempt at this game, and is 2:18.41 shorter due to more optimization and the use of a new glitch.


[Tier: Vault]N64 Superman (USA) in 1:19:23.82 by solarplex.
Bizhawk movie (.bkm) (date: 2014-06-13)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 294.06 MB, length: 1:21:06)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 302.46 MB, length: 1:21:06)
Mirror www.archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror www.archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4311 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 6.2 (10 votes)
View Publication
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
Lex Luthor pulls off another stunt: this time, he and Brainiac have developed a virtual reality version of Metropolis to trick the people of the fair city. Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen are the first to be tricked. It's all to pull in Superman, the world's strongest hero, in order to take him down. But as the man himself, your job is to destroy any and all hopes of the bad guys' chances.

Watch how solarplex flies through rings and goes wherever he wants, even out of bounds!


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) "70 stars, no BLJ" in 42:58.52 by CeeSammerZ, coin2884, Eru, Goronem, Jesus, Kyman, Mickey/VIS, Mokkori, Moltov, Nahoc, Nekuran, Nothing693, pasta, Snark, sonicpacker & ToT.
Mupen64 movie (.m64) (date: 2012-06-22)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 281.47 MB, length: 47:54)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 262.50 MB, length: 47:54)
Mirror archive.org
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Modern HQ)
Watch on (aktan.site90.com)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #3561 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 9.6 (37.5 votes)
View Publication
- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Genre: Platform
Backwards Long Jump (BLJ) is a game breaking glitch not used in this Super Mario 64 run so that the runners can show off a variety of other lesser known glitches. Despite BLJ being banned, Mario shows that he can still collect 70 stars with ninja-like reflexes.

BLJ can be seen in the 0 Stars and 120 Stars runs.

See this movie played back on a real console.

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


[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.
Mupen64 movie (.m64) (date: 2012-12-13)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 528.60 MB, length: 1:25:23)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 494.19 MB, length: 1:25:23)
Mirror archive.org
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Modern HQ)
Watch on (aktan.site90.com)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #3772 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #850 (1:39:02.13)
Rating: 9.5 (50 votes)
View Publication
- 100% completion
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Award - 3D Platforms TAS of 2012Award - Speedy TAS of 2012Award - TAS of 2012
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][Notable improvement][Console-verified]N64 Super Mario 64 (JPN) "1 Key" in 04:21.3 by Tyler Kehne, MKDasher, sonicpacker, Snark, SilentSlayers, Gaehne D, Eru, ToT, Plush & sm64expert.
Mupen64 movie (.m64) (date: 2016-11-24)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 28.44 MB, length: 09:28)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 31.78 MB, length: 09:28)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #5237 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #2016 (05:02.25)
Rating: 9.2 (18.5 votes)
View Publication
- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
At first there were 70 stars, because Bowser demanded it. Then there were 16 stars, because MIPS the Rabbit demanded it. Then there was 1 star, because Bowser's Sub demanded it. Then there were no stars, but 2 keys, because the door leading to the castle basement demanded it. Now there is 1 key because the viewers are impatient and demanded the game be quicker.

As with many other runs on this site, the goal of pure speed has resulted in the complete breaking of the game. Very little of the game's normal play remains. If you'd like to see more of what Super Mario 64 has to offer, see the "70 Stars, no BLJ" run or the "120 Stars" run.

This movie is 2457 frames faster than the previous movie due to the recently discovered and long sought after 'Moat Skip', new strategies and extreme optimizations made possible by parallel universes as explained in the submission text.

Super Mario 64 has a history of publications on this site. If you wish to see how it unfolded since the beginning, see the page SM64TASHistory. Also, if you have a hankering to see MIPS the rabbit, the 16 stars route has been improved.

You can also see this movie played back on a real console.

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


Downloadable encodes are also available in 640x480 resolution:

MKV

512kb MPEG4


[Tier: Moons]N64 Super Mario 74 (USA) "151 stars" in 1:49:44.52 by homerfunky.
Mupen64 movie (.m64) (date: 2015-04-10)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 601.88 MB, length: 1:54:07)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 642.60 MB, length: 1:54:07)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4601 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 6.2 (8 votes)
View Publication
- 100% completion
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform
Super Mario 74 is a Super Mario 64 ROM hack made by Lugmillord in 2011. It introduces new harder levels, custom music and a greater amount of Stars to collect.

The hack often pokes fun at both the player and the original game. Most of the dialogue is silly or sarcastic and some star names are deliberately unclear to give the player no help in finding them.

First-time TASer homerfunky uses the game's various glitches to blast through the hack, finishing with all 151 stars in less than two hours.


[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers]N64 The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (USA) in 1:29:32.02 by MrGrunz.
Mupen64 movie (.m64) (date: 2011-08-04)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 318.71 MB, length: 1:36:16)
Mirror www.archive.org
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Watch on (aktan.site90.com)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #3194 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #963 (2:14:03.08)
Rating: 9.3 (55 votes)
View Publication
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
Award - N64/Wii TAS of 2011Award - TAS of 2011
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.

Note: There are encodes of higher resolutions in the discussion thread. Also, if you know the cutscenes of this game by memory at this point and would rather watch an encode without them, it's your lucky day.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]N64 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (JPN v1.0) in 20:09.98 by Bloobiebla & MrGrunz.
Mupen64 movie (.m64) (date: 2014-01-26)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 84.84 MB, length: 27:50)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 86.52 MB, length: 27:50)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Watch on (aktan.site90.com)
Submission #4147 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #2379 (21:50.6)
Rating: 8.9 (14 votes)
View Publication
- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
Award - Nintendo 3D TAS of 2014
Although the length of this movie is 20:09.98 when timed with our standard method, applying the timing method used by most Zelda speedrunners (until last hit on Ganon) would result in a final time of 16:57.69. It's important to note this so that there's no confusion about which runs are faster than the others.

In this TAS of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, the author aims to beat the game as quickly as possible. He achieves this by exploiting a large sequence break which involves "tricking" the game into warping Link directly from the Deku Tree (the first dungeon) to Ganon's Castle. Child Link then goes on conquering the whole castle without a single thought about becoming an adult beforehand.

Despite how quickly this game can be beaten these days, this run is almost two minutes faster than its predecessor thanks to new tricks at the Deku Tree and tower collapse sequence as well as many small improvements throughout the run.

This TAS was done using 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 is spent waiting for text boxes and cut scenes to end before getting back to the action.

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.

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


[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.
Mupen64 movie (.m64) (date: 2012-04-25)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 499.22 MB, length: 2:12:20)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 471.03 MB, length: 2:12:20)
Mirror archive.org
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Modern HQ)
Watch on (aktan.site90.com)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #3474 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #1229 (2:51:19.1)
Rating: 8.8 (32.5 votes)
View Publication
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- 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.

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


[Tier: Moons]N64 Turok: Dinosaur Hunter (USA v1.2) in 36:37.42 by mmbossman.
Mupen64 movie (.m64) (date: 2008-04-08)
AVI file via BitTorrent (size: 116.32 MB, length: 45:25)
Mirror www.archive.org
Watch on (www.dailymotion.com)
Submission #1872 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 6.6 (25.5 votes)
View Publication
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Shooter
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 Adventure Island IV (JPN) in 16:19.22 by fcxiaopengyou.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2017-02-14)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 30.53 MB, length: 19:39)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 40.71 MB, length: 19:39)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #5345 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #3296 (16:36.64)
Rating: Too few votes (1) to display
View Publication
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
This is the fourth in a series of Hudson's Adventure Island games. It was only released in Japan as Takahashi Meijin no Boukenjima 4. Unlike the first three games in the series, the gameplay behaves more like Metroid, where you explore the world freely, you collect items (and dinosaur helpers) to gain new abilities, and the ending is triggered by defeating all the bosses. Also, there is no timer, and the hero can survive more than one hit, using fruits to replenish his health.

This is an improvement of 1047 frames over the previous run of this game. For more details, read the submission comments.


[Tier: Vault]NES Arkanoid (USA) "warp glitch" in 04:26.72 by Baxter.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2007-11-02)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 5.00 MB, length: 05:17)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 4.67 MB, length: 05:17)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #1705 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #765 (04:32.12)
Rating: 6.7 (54 votes)
View Publication
- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Uses death to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
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: Moons]NES Armadillo (JPN) in 18:16.93 by TASeditor.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2014-06-22)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 32.32 MB, length: 19:58)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 42.81 MB, length: 19:58)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4339 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 7.2 (5 votes)
View Publication
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Armadillo is a young cowboy from Texas, who is in love with Sheryl, the cutest girl of the state. But an evil organization kidnaps his sweetheart. The matters become even more complicated when the famous Billy The Shell also embarks on a quest to save Sheryl. Will Armadillo be able to rescue the girl and to defeat his enemies?

In this game, you move Armadillo around an area map composed of squares. Some of them are empty, while others represent locations. Once you enter a location, you find yourself on a platform level, that often contains several sub-levels. There are sometimes branching ways on the area map, and you are not obliged to access all the locations to clear an area. On the platform levels, Armadillo can either walk and jump in his normal form (dies from single enemy hit), or turn into a ball, which is invulnerable to enemies' attacks, but is hard to control: the ball follows realistic physics, bounces of walls, and takes time to stop rolling. During the game, Armadillo will also be able to find upgrades that will allow him to take an animal's form for a short time.


[Tier: Moons]NES Battletoads (USA) "warpless, 2 players" in 24:57.47 by foda.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2005-06-07)
AVI file via BitTorrent (size: 78.22 MB, length: 25:56)
Mirror www.archive.org
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #693 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 7.8 (51 votes)
View Publication
- 2 Players
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes warps
- 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: Moons][Console-verified]NES Battletoads (USA) "game end glitch" in 00:56.51 by MESHUGGAH & feos.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2016-07-18)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 3.41 MB, length: 02:05)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 5.28 MB, length: 02:05)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #5162 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #2403 (00:56.76)
Rating: 7.5 (7 votes)
View Publication
- 2 Players
- Uses death to save time
- Uses warps
- Major skip glitch
- Final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Fighting
- 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: Stars][Notable improvement]NES Battletoads (USA) "warps, 2 players" in 11:04.72 by feos & MESHUGGAH.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2011-11-16)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 34.73 MB, length: 12:09)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 33.96 MB, length: 12:09)
Mirror www.archive.org
Mirror www.archive.org (MP4 Modern HQ)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #3356 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #291 (15:29.03)
Obsoletes movie #310 (13:27.98)
Rating: 8.7 (32.5 votes)
View Publication
- 2 Players
- Uses death to save time
- Uses warps
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Genre: Fighting
- Genre: Platform
Award - NES TAS of 2011
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: Stars]NES Battletoads & Double Dragon: The Ultimate Team (USA) in 17:41.14 by feos.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2011-05-25)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 50.15 MB, length: 18:30)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 48.72 MB, length: 18:35)
Mirror www.archive.org
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Modern HQ)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #3154 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 7.8 (34 votes)
View Publication
- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- 2 Players
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- 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 Beetlejuice (USA) in 08:40.96 by DrD2k9.
FCEUX movie (.fm3) (date: 2016-12-11)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 17.51 MB, length: 10:04)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 23.00 MB, length: 10:04)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #5279 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: Too few votes (1) to display
View Publication
- Uses warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Based on the 1988 Michael Keaton movie, Beetlejuice follows the rough storyline of the movie. A ghoul named Beetlejuice is hired by a recently deceased couple to scare away the new occupants of their old home. The game is a side scrolling action game where the lead character can run, jump, and stomp his way through the house while collecting "scare points" to help in his ultimate goal. The house is equipped with all manner of traps including incinerating lasers, and even the torches hurt.

In this run, DrD2k9 spooks his way through the game as fast as possible, with the use of a warp glitch to shift Beetlejuice into places not normally accessible.


[Tier: Moons]NES Bio Force Ape (JPN) in 04:30.02 by RT-55J.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2011-05-06)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 10.38 MB, length: 04:56)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 11.14 MB, length: 04:55)
Mirror www.archive.org
Mirror www.archive.org (MP4 Modern HQ)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #3138 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 7.2 (22 votes)
View Publication
- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Bio Force Ape was a game developed by SETA set to be released in 1991 for the Nintendo Entertainment System. After SETA folded, a prototype cart was picked up by Lost Levels, who then released it to the public. In this prototype, you take control of a genetically altered super chimpanzee with pro wrestling-style moves and guide him through a hi-tech maze to rescue his adopted family. Why wasn't this released again?

In this run, the author, RT-55J, tries to complete the game in the fastest in-game time. To do this, he uses many exploits that might have been removed if this game was actually released. For more details, as always, please see the author's notes.


[Tier: Moons]NES Bionic Commando (USA) "all items" in 19:27.16 by McBobX.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2014-08-13)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 31.52 MB, length: 22:06)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 37.36 MB, length: 22:06)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4391 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 7.8 (5 votes)
View Publication
- 100% completion
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Bionic Commando (1988) is a platform game with a hero who can't jump, but can quickly latch onto objects with his bionic arm. The name of the original (Japanese) version of the game literally translates to The Resurrection of Hitler: Top Secret. Nintendo censored the Nazi references for the North American version.

Unlike our any% run of this game, this run collects every non-respawning object. This includes completing every action stage (but not the neutral zones), obtaining every gun, and exposing the secret enemy truck routes to get the helmet item.


[Tier: Moons]NES Blaster Master (Europe) in 04:25.44 by andymac.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2009-12-06)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 5.50 MB, length: 06:22)
Mirror www.archive.org
Watch on (www.dailymotion.com)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #2477 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #1391 (04:34.24)
Rating: 7.3 (25 votes)
View Publication
- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Blaster Master is a fairly long game involving a random hero that jumps down a hole after his mutant frog, finds a tank, and proceeds to blow up a few bosses and rescue said frog. It's complicated.

In this movie the hero gets bored with the tank early on, skips the bosses and mostly decides to just go straight to the final boss and blow him up. The frog is saved and dissected, and Biology 101 is passed. Hooray!

This movie plays on the European version of the game, which includes a few bugs such as stopping movement by pausing and allowing double (and more) jumping. A changed zip mechanism is also in the European version which allows warping through things you really shouldn't be able to warp through.

This publication beats the previous movie by 9 seconds.

If you would like to see more of the game, we also have a warpless Blaster Master movie here that plays on the US version.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]NES Bucky O'Hare (USA) in 22:13.6 by AnS.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2007-11-12)
AVI file via BitTorrent (size: 29.68 MB, length: 27:44)
Mirror www.archive.org
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #1738 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #472 (25:02.32)
Rating: 7.6 (33.5 votes)
View Publication
- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Uses death to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- 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: Stars]NES Castlevania (USA PRG1) in 11:20.5 by Phil. Côté & Morrison.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2007-06-26)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 14.99 MB, length: 12:51)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 15.74 MB, length: 12:51)
Mirror archive.org
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Modern HQ)
Watch on (www.dailymotion.com)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #1609 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #694 (11:34.12)
Rating: 8.4 (51.5 votes)
View Publication
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Platform
The original Castlevania is set in the year 1691. Simon Belmont must fight his way through the castle and destroy Count Dracula.

This TAS is about 13.6 seconds faster than the previous version by the coauthor of this movie, Morrison.

In this joint effort by Phil and Morrison, thorough optimizations are carried out at all levels of magnitude in order to get the maximum completion speed as well as lots of score points in the process.

The MSX version has been TASed as well!

There is also a run of this game which destroys as little as possible.


[Tier: Moons]NES Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (USA) in 28:11.12 by zggzdydp.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2017-05-23)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 65.54 MB, length: 29:59)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 106.93 MB, length: 29:59)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #5418 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #1119 (29:45.02)
Rating: 7.8 (4 votes)
View Publication
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
If science fiction is to be believed, the ultimate evolution for biological beings is to discard the physical body and become an entity of pure energy. For video game characters, it seems to be the ability to zip through walls. In this latest TAS by zggzdydp, Simon Belmont joins the league of characters possessing this ability.

Castlevania II: Simon's Quest is the story of Simon's horrible weekend without sleep. Two years after defeating Dracula, the hero is physically weakened by Dracula's curse. He must gather Dracula's remains and incinerate them at the ruins of Castlevania in order to end the curse.

This movie is 85 seconds faster than the previous effort by the same author. We recommend to read his comments for explanations on how this improvement was achieved.


[Tier: Vault]NES Cheetahmen II (USA) in 01:11.68 by adelikat.
Bizhawk movie (.bkm) (date: 2013-11-26)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 3.09 MB, length: 03:03)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 4.37 MB, length: 03:03)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4093 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 5.5 (14.5 votes)
View Publication
- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses uninitialized initial state
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform
Cheetahmen II is the unfinished sequel to game #52 of Action 52. The game contains 6 of the 10 levels originally proposed, in which the player takes control of Apollo, Hercules, and Aries, switching off every two levels.

This is the first movie to abuse the fact that some games do not initialize their states before reading them, which in this case results in one of the cart registers randomly taking a certain value that can force the game to start from level 5 on power-on.

Since the game really behaves like that on the console, it was decided to allow presetting such truly random bits on the emulator side. Read the submission text and its discussion thread for more details.

We also have an "all levels" TAS for this game, done on the patched ROM due to a bug in the original game preventing the player from progressing past level 4.


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers (USA) "1 player" in 09:54.37 by Aglar.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2011-06-06)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 14.24 MB, length: 10:47)
Mirror www.archive.org
Mirror www.radiokj.com
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #3166 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #473 (09:57.17)
Rating: 7.0 (13 votes)
View Publication
- One player in a multiplayer game
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Platform
Chip 'n Dale - Rescue Rangers is based on the animated TV series. In this ridiculously easy and straightforward game, the Rangers look for their neighbor's kitty and end up fighting against their old nemesis, Fat Cat.

Aglar improved Genisto's movie by 1.81 seconds, by using different routes and by improving the zip method. You can check out the author's comments to learn more about the improvements.


[Tier: Vault]NES Circus Caper (USA) in 07:03.75 by DrD2k9.
FCEUX movie (.fm3) (date: 2017-05-13)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 8.20 MB, length: 08:36)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 9.25 MB, length: 08:36)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #5471 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #3328 (07:03.88)
Not rated
View Publication
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
A boy named Tim and his little sister Judy go to a circus. They want to buy tickets to enter the circus, but they only have money for one ticket, so only Judy goes in. After the show, the boy is at the exit to meet Judy when she comes out, but when she doesn’t the boy sneaks into the circus to rescue his sister from the ringmaster Mr. Magic who has taken her hostage.

The game is a platformer, you must get past many clowns, tight rope artists, and make it over water by jumping on top of alligators. You can also go into small tents to play mini-games.

This run improves its predecessor by 0.13 seconds.


[Tier: Moons]NES Contra (JPN) in 08:51.73 by zyr2288.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2011-04-19)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 17.97 MB, length: 10:57)
Mirror www.archive.org
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #3108 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #797 (08:57.98)
Rating: 8.2 (31 votes)
View Publication
- 2 Players
- Uses death to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
- 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: Vault]NES Cross Fire (JPN) in 05:52.45 by MESHUGGAH & RobynS.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2016-07-25)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 11.38 MB, length: 06:33)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 18.22 MB, length: 06:33)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #5170 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #2409 (05:52.5)
Rating: Too few votes (1) to display
View Publication
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter
Cross Fire is a 2D Platformer game, developed and published by Kyugo Boueki, which was released in Japan in 1990. It has gameplay somewhat reminiscent of the Contra series, as you control Eric the soldier on his quest to fight evil all over the world.

The player begins armed with grenades and their trusty fists, but soon receives a sub-machine gun to help mow down their enemies. In this run however, MESHUGGAH and RobynS ignore its intended purpose and instead uses the machine gun to hover, pass through walls, and even skip boss fights entirely. Assisted by the world's most determined helicopter pilot, the game is completed in just under 6 minutes.

This run is 3 frames faster than the predecessor movie by MESHUGGAH.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Console-verified]NES David Crane's A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia (USA) in 01:19.14 by MESHUGGAH, Zephyrz & Aglar.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2014-09-28)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 2.35 MB, length: 02:41)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 2.72 MB, length: 02:41)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4441 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #1865 (01:41.73)
Rating: 6.2 (10.5 votes)
View Publication
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia (1989) is a popular, whimsical game in which a shapeshifting blob (named Blobert) from the planet Blobolonia teams up with an Earth boy to overcome obstacles on both planets and to defeat Blobolonia's evil emperor.

This movie is 22.59 seconds faster than the previous one thanks to a couple of route changes and some new tricks.

You can see this movie played back on an actual NES here! Now with an awesome input display to boot!


[Tier: Moons]NES Donkey Kong (JPN/USA) in 01:08.67 by Phil.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2009-09-18)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 908.18 KB, length: 01:24)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 962.69 KB, length: 01:24)
Mirror www.archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror www.archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.dailymotion.com)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #2397 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #1316 (01:08.97)
Rating: 7.8 (44.5 votes)
View Publication
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
Donkey Kong is a classic game that has been challenged plenty of times at this site, by many players. This competitive spirit has made for some "perfect" runs. Yet each time someone manages to squeeze just a bit more out of it.

This latest completion by Phil beats the previous movie by 11 frames by carefully optimizing Jumpman's movement pattern.


[Tier: Vault]NES Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (USA) in 16:51.25 by xy2_.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2015-12-01)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 20.00 MB, length: 17:28)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 49.67 MB, length: 17:28)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4915 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #2155 (18:04.85)
Rating: 5.1 (9 votes)
View Publication
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
Based loosely on the novel with a similar name, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde follows Dr. Jekyll as he walks to his wedding. For some reason though, everyone and everything is out to kill him. Unfortunately for them, he has mastered the art of phase walking.

This run is an improvement of over a minute over the previous run, thanks to more optimization and a new glitch that allows Jekyll to clip through the screen.


[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]NES Dragon Warrior III (USA) "item glitch" in 41:09.52 by vaxherd.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2016-03-06)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 80.38 MB, length: 49:01)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 116.89 MB, length: 49:01)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4992 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #1481 (48:28.08)
Rating: 8.4 (5 votes)
View Publication
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- 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 Dungeon Magic: Sword of the Elements (USA) in 01:02.83 by FatRatKnight.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2008-10-13)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 2.67 MB, length: 02:30)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 2.52 MB, length: 02:30)
Mirror www.archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror www.archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #2112 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 7.8 (41.5 votes)
View Publication
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: RPG
After hearing about how the dark overlord Darces has returned, our hero goes on a quest to unite all five one elements in order to defeat Darces and save the kingdom.

In this storybook-view RPG, the author zooms around the game world, entering the most dangerous of dungeons, killing two powerful monsters, and collecting the bare minimum needed to beat the game in incredible fashion. Despite the player being unable to survive one hit, the author subverts certain death with the handy pause system. Despite the player supposedly being unable to damage the monsters, an underflow glitch allows for massive damage. Despite the final boss standing right there to kill him, the viewer sees all of 3 frames of the dark overlord. It's an RPG done in just over one minute, without warping or save glitching.

The author had spent much effort in understanding the game, and all that work has finally paid off. We recommend reading the author's comments.


[Tier: Vault][Console-verified]NES EarthBound Beginnings (JPN) "warp glitch" in 23:09.56 by pirohiko.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2010-09-19)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 44.32 MB, length: 23:50)
Mirror www.archive.org
Watch on (www.dailymotion.com)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #2827 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #1303 (25:41.67)
Rating: 6.3 (15 votes)
View Publication
- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
This is the JPN version of EarthBound Beginnings (also known as Mother (マザー) ). As the first version of the game, it has a number of useful glitches; this run abuses the way the game handles the "Bread crumbs" item to warp off the edge of reality and casually walk straight into the final boss's lair two and a half minutes faster than the previous run.

We also have a more normal run of the localized version, which doesn't include this glitch.


[Tier: Vault]NES Elevator Action (USA) in 06:47.33 by Alyosha.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2016-03-06)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 7.68 MB, length: 07:04)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 7.40 MB, length: 07:04)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #5028 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #1407 (06:57.46)
Rating: 5.4 (5 votes)
View Publication
- Uses death to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
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: Stars][Has commentary]NES Excitebike (JPN/USA) in 05:29.44 by Lord Tom.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2009-08-31)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 7.04 MB, length: 05:46)
Mirror www.archive.org
Watch on (www.dailymotion.com)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #2383 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #1070 (05:31.37)
Rating: 8.3 (54 votes)
View Publication
- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Racing
This movie plays Excitebike really fast with an improvement of over a second compared to the previous movie by JXQ.

Times for each track are:

  • 0 = 36.19 (0.35 improved)
  • 1 = 37.84 (0.40 -"-)
  • 2 = 38.67 (0.19 -"-)
  • 3 = 41.96 (0.02 -"-)
  • 4 = 41.00 (0.02 -"-)
  • 5 = 31.34 (0.40 -"-)
Cumulative in-game savings: 1.38s

Main improvements come from taking ramps faster and a unique trick in which the author goes slower to get a better time. Look for further info in the author's comments.


[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]NES Final Fantasy (USA) in 1:09:57.7 by TheAxeMan.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2012-07-20)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 90.89 MB, length: 1:15:03)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 105.88 MB, length: 1:15:03)
Mirror archive.org
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #3656 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #1714 (1:10:06.81)
Rating: 7.2 (11 votes)
View Publication
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
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 II (JPN) in 07:32.37 by pirohiko.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2015-07-27)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 13.08 MB, length: 11:24)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 17.02 MB, length: 11:24)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4770 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 7.1 (9 votes)
View Publication
- Major skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Executes arbitrary code
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Genre: RPG
Final Fantasy II is the original Japanese sequel to Final Fantasy. It is not to be confused with Final Fantasy IV for the SNES, which was renamed "Final Fantasy II" in North America.

The game introduces chocobos and an activity-based progression system, in which the characters' statistics increase depending on how they are used or acquired.

This movie by pirohiko demonstrates multiple major glitches that allow the game to be completed in an impressively short time. For more details, we recommend reading the author's comments.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]NES Final Fantasy III (JPN) "game end glitch" in 06:23.9 by AmaizumiUni.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2013-08-20)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 11.74 MB, length: 12:40)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 12.04 MB, length: 12:40)
Mirror archive.org
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4048 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #1730 (39:37.27)
Rating: 6.7 (14 votes)
View Publication
- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Final Fantasy III was the second of two Final Fantasy NES games to be released only in Japan, leading to the fourth game in the series being released to the rest of the world as Final Fantasy II. The game brings back the experience point system from the first game while changing up the character jobs formula by allowing the player to change a character's class mid-game as well as acquire new and advanced classes.

In this movie, the author, AmaizumiUni, abuses a bug that causes character inventory to overflow, corrupting the game's memory and triggering the credits early.


[Tier: Vault]NES Ghostbusters (JPN) in 01:34.34 by MESHUGGAH.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2012-01-25)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 3.14 MB, length: 02:50)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 3.26 MB, length: 02:50)
Mirror www.archive.org
Mirror www.archive.org (MP4 Modern HQ)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #3427 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #1381 (01:34.98)
Rating: 4.5 (14 votes)
View Publication
- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
If what was done in this movie was possible in real life, economies worldwide would crash.

Ghostbusters is a hastily produced game based on the 1984 movie of the same name. The NES version is a notoriously bad port, and the Japanese version contains a glitch that allows the Ghost Alarm item to be sold for more than it costs, allowing entry into the Zuul Building much earlier than intended.

In this movie, MESHUGGAH improves the first run of this game by 38 frames through a few small optimizations. See the author's notes for more details.


Note: A bug in the Japanese version causes the ending screen to incorrectly display "りり". This movie will also sync while the PAXKKLAA Game Genie code is used, which shows the corrected text:

Conglaturation !!!

You have completed a grate game.

And prooved the justice of our culture.

Now go and rest our heroes !


[Tier: Vault]NES Ghoul School (USA) in 04:02.73 by Andrewg.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2010-08-03)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 19.52 MB, length: 05:08)
Mirror www.archive.org
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #2748 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #1266 (04:09.53)
Rating: 6.4 (17.5 votes)
View Publication
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
Ghoul School is a game where a multi-talented teen named Spike O'Hara fights through a horde of various ghouls with the talent of MacGyver, needing only a towel, shoes, springs, and embalming fluid.

Normally, this game would require getting many more items, but due to heavy glitching, most of the items are skipped and the game is completed in a mere four minutes. This is a 7 second improvement over the previous run.


[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers]NES Gimmick! (JPN) "100%" in 07:44.45 by Aglar & Hotarubi.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2010-06-12)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 14.53 MB, length: 09:45)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 14.59 MB, length: 09:46)
Mirror www.archive.org
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Modern HQ)
Watch on (aktan.site90.com)
Watch on (www.dailymotion.com)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #2700 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #579 (09:59.63)
Rating: 8.7 (38.5 votes)
View Publication
- 100% completion
- Best ending
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
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.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2016-07-06)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 10.10 MB, length: 05:22)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 16.12 MB, length: 05:22)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #5159 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #1543 (05:11.49)
Rating: 8.4 (7 votes)
View Publication
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
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 Hook (USA) in 23:19.64 by GlitchMan.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2010-07-22)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 44.61 MB, length: 23:34)
Mirror www.archive.org
Watch on (www.dailymotion.com)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #2738 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 4.7 (15 votes)
View Publication
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Hook is an NES game based on the movie of the same name. Unlike the SNES game based on the same movie, this game is less linear, though there are still a limited number of effective routes on the map screen. Also, four items need to be collected to beat the game.

GlitchMan plays through this game quickly, using some collision glitches which allow him to do things like fall through floors (as the screenshot for this movie shows). For more details, see the author's comments.


[Tier: Moons]NES Kid Dracula (JPN) in 19:49.12 by adelikat, Randil, arukAdo, DarkKobold.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2009-08-09)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 29.15 MB, length: 21:54)
Mirror www.archive.org
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #2359 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #89 (20:41.57)
Rating: 6.9 (19.5 votes)
View Publication
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
For the fans of the Castlevania series ― here's a TAS of a Castlevania game that is hmm.. much much more aimed toward children than the darker-themed games. The game was only released in Japan.

There is also a Game Boy sequel that is known as Kid Dracula.

This is a 50+ second improvement over the previous movie by Phil and Genisto.


[Tier: Moons]NES King Kong 2: Ikari no Megaton Punch (JPN) in 02:58.07 by max12187566.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2013-07-18)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 5.36 MB, length: 04:13)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 5.82 MB, length: 04:13)
Mirror archive.org
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4014 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #721 (03:04.13)
Rating: 6.9 (10.5 votes)
View Publication
- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
King Kong is out to rescue his girl from a fortress that is impenetrable without eight keys from other fortresses. Luckily, that turned out to be false once tools were added to the mix.

This movie improves on its predecessor by 5.75 seconds thanks to a route change and some new tricks.

For a run of another game featuring King Kong, see the Wai Wai World TAS.


[Tier: Moons]NES Kirby's Adventure (USA PRG0) "game end glitch" in 00:35.76 by TASeditor, MESHUGGAH, CoolKirby, Masterjun, MUGG & was0x.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2017-02-01)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 7.23 MB, length: 03:14)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 8.84 MB, length: 03:14)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #5351 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #2406 (00:35.91)
Rating: 8.3 (5 votes)
View Publication
- Major skip glitch
- Final boss skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Kirby's Adventure is a colorful game that's very long for a NES title. However, a bug was discovered which caused unpredictable results (including triggering the credits) upon using the Stone power while entering the water.

This movie saves 9 frames from its predecessor, thanks to better lag reduction due to interrupting movement.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]NES Kirby's Adventure (USA PRG0) in 34:22.22 by TASeditor.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2016-09-25)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 85.54 MB, length: 39:19)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 98.61 MB, length: 39:19)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #5227 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #701 (36:45.5)
Rating: 7.9 (7 votes)
View Publication
- 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: Action
- Genre: Platform
Kirby's Adventure is a colorful game that's very long for a NES game. Normal gameplay forbids the UFO from being taken from level to level, but using a bug discovered by kirbymuncher, TASeditor manages to keep the UFO, and blazes through much of the game using it. The speed with which he defeats midbosses and bosses is often very surprising.

This new TAS of Kirby's Adventure is an improvement of 2:19.65 over JXQ's run.

To see the game completed even faster, see this run, which uses an unusual glitch involving the Stone ability and water to activate the credits early.


[Tier: Moons]NES Kiwi Kraze (USA) in 02:18.97 by RobynS.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2016-01-29)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 6.87 MB, length: 03:15)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 8.98 MB, length: 03:15)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)