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Total movies: 69


[Tier: Moons]DS Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (USA) "Julius, in bounds" in 19:20.63 by Cpadolf.
DeSmuME movie (.dsm) (date: 2012-07-28)
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Submission #3660 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.2 (11.5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Second quest/Post game-completion
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (2005), the first installment of Castlevania on Nintendo DS, is a direct sequel to GBA hit Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow.

Like its predecessor, after finishing the game, you can choose to ignore pretty-boy Soma Cruz and instead play as Julius Belmont. Unfortunately, it seems that Julius's skills have waned a bit since his last appearance. Yoko Belnades and Alucard easily pick up the slack, though.

This run avoids the use of large-skip glitches that can be seen in our other run of Julius in Dawn of Sorrow, showing off more of the game.


[Tier: Moons]DS Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (USA) "all souls" in 35:08.59 by Kriole.
DeSmuME movie (.dsm) (date: 2012-12-12)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 183.35 MB, length: 37:22)
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Submission #3780 — Author's comments
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Rating: 9.1 (19 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
Award - Lucky TAS of 2012
Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (2005), the first installment of Castlevania on the Nintendo DS, is a direct sequel to GBA hit Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow. In it, Soma Cruz continues to cultivate his unhealthy obsession with collecting the souls of his enemies.

Using the powers that only tool assistance can provide, every single possible soul is collected in a bit over 35 minutes. If you've ever played the game, you know what a pain those souls can be.

Very detailed information on the run is available in the author's comments.

There are also runs that complete the game as fast as possible with Soma, with Julius, and with Julius while staying in bounds.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) in 20:58.62 by Kriole.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2010-03-03)
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Submission #2576 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.4 (20 votes)
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- Forgoes time-saving damage
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
In this run of the third Game Boy Advance entry of the Castlevania series, the author neither uses major warp glitches nor collects 100% of the souls, but still manages to beat the game in just over 20 minutes - almost 7 minutes faster than the previous run.

[Tier: Moons]GBA Castlevania: Circle of the Moon (USA) in 21:40.22 by Cardboard.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2008-04-07)
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Submission #1900 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.0 (32.5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
Nathan Graves is a vampire hunter trying to save his master, Morris, from the clutches of Dracula. Normally this would require collecting lots of different items as well as hours of leveling, but Cardboard proves collectible cards passé by gathering almost none of the cards required for spells and blazing through the game at warp speed without regard to levels or his own safety.

This movie is a 10.5 second improvement over the author's previous movie through various small & thorough optimizations.

For those interested in the areas of the game which this run skips, make sure to check out zggzdydp's run which achieves 100% map completion.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Pokémon: Emerald Version (USA) in 2:12:33.24 by GoddessMaria.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2016-12-22)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 192.42 MB, length: 2:17:31)
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Submission #5311 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.1 (3 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- 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.

This TAS completes the game without using any glitches. There is another TAS of this game which uses a notable glitch to skip through the second half of the game much faster.


Note: To play the bk2 file you need to have configure your timezone to GMT-5 (US Eastern Time).

[Tier: Moons]GBA Sonic Advance (USA) "Tails, no Ultraspindash" in 13:33.54 by GoddessMaria.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2015-09-11)
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Submission #4824 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.8 (5 votes)
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- 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.

In this run, Tails shows what he's capable of and sets off to defeat Dr. Eggman once again. He aims to do so as fast as possible without using the game-destroying glitch featured in this run as Sonic.

If you want to see more Sonic Advance runs, check out the run as Knuckles, Amy and an alternate run as Sonic where the aforementioned glitch is not used.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Sonic Advance (USA) "Sonic, no Ultraspindash" in 13:17.22 by Mukki.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2012-05-05)
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Submission #3548 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.0 (12 votes)
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
In this run of Sonic Advance, the author doesn't take advantage of the game-destroying spindash glitch featured in the normal run. It goes somewhat slower because of this, but new inventive solutions are used to get through each act, and the result is still much faster than any oversized ferret ought to be moving.

There are two encodes for this movie: The first is a standard encode, whereas the second encode shows two screens: the screen on the left is the unmodified gameplay, and the screen on the right is from a hack which keeps Sonic in the center of the screen more often. (Note that this hack has no effect on the actual gameplay, only on the watcher's viewing experience.)


[Tier: Moons]GBC Pokémon: Gold Version (USA/Europe) "no memory corruption" in 2:54:27.15 by FractalFusion.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2006-07-17)
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Submission #1123 — Author's comments
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Rating: 5.7 (42 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Pokémon Gold and Silver form the second generation of Pokémon, after Pokémon Red and Blue. The main differences between the generations is that the game is now in full color, and that there are 250 Pokémon instead of 151.

This movie plays through Pokémon Gold in a fairly fast manner, catching only a half dozen Pokémon in the process, but acquiring all the gym badges, and ultimately beating the protagonist of the previous generation of Pokémon games.

The author of this movie, FractalFusion, has written very extensive details of anything regarding this movie, including even some of the mathematical formulas used by the game. As usual, we recommend reading these comments.


This movie requires VBA1.7.2 v17 to synchronize. See the submission text for details.

[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)
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Submission #4238 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.8 (7 votes)
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- 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: Stars]GBC The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX (USA v1.0) in 1:00:02.68 by Swordless Link.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2010-02-15)
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Submission #2565 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.8 (30 votes)
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- Best ending
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
Award - Gameboy TAS of 2010
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX is an updated version of an older GB game which adds color, an additional dungeon, various other minor features, and a lot of bug fixes. Link, after rescuing Hyrule (again?), sets off on a journey and subsequently shipwrecks on the mysterious Koholint Island, which has been overtaken by evil monsters which he must defeat in order to find a way back home.

Through a wide variety of glitches and general optimizations, this is now almost ten minutes faster than the previous full run of this game.

This run does not make use of a form of warp glitching, but still demonstrates that they obviously didn't fix as many bugs as they thought.


[Tier: Moons]GBC Wario Land II (USA) "100%" in 1:51:36.1 by mike89.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2009-11-05)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 111.97 MB, length: 2:00:21)
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Submission #2414 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.0 (15 votes)
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- 100% completion
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Puzzle
Wario Land II was the last first-party title made for the Game Boy, and was later re-released for the Game Boy Color to take advantage of the new hardware. Wario's nemesis, Captain Syrup, and her Black Sugar Gang (formerly the Brown Sugar Pirates) invade his castle and steal his precious treasure. Outraged, Wario races across the land to defeat Captain Syrup and take back the treasure.

This run beats the game with 100% completion: collecting all treasures, completing the picture panel and completing the extra time attack stage (the Really Final Chapter).

We recommend reading the author's submission text; it has a great deal of information.

To see a run that aims for fastest time, check out the any% run.


[Tier: Moons]GB Final Fantasy Adventure (USA) "warpless" in 1:32:55.97 by Atomnium.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2012-09-27)
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Submission #3697 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.0 (6 votes)
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- Forgoes time-saving damage
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Genre: Action
- Genre: RPG
Final Fantasy Adventure is the first game in the Seiken Densetsu (聖剣伝説) series, a series best known for the Super Nintendo game Secret of Mana. It plays similarly to The Legend of Zelda, with some Final Fantasy elements added.

This run by Atomnium forgoes warps so as to show off more of the game. It also improves upon the previous run by 13.46 seconds thanks to improved manipulation and strategies.


[Tier: Vault]GB Gargoyle's Quest: Ghosts'n Goblins (USA/Europe) in 22:38.72 by Jigwally.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2012-05-10)
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Submission #3588 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.1 (5.5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
Gargoyle's Quest is another platform game made by Capcom, where you play as Firebrand, a gargoyle predestined to become the Red Blaze and take down King Breager.

This run is an improvement of 2:17.88 minutes over the previous movie. The improvement comes from more optimization, different routes, and better lag management.

Reading the author's comments is highly recommended.


[Tier: Moons]GB Metroid II: Return of Samus (USA) in 45:08.42 by Cardboard.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2007-08-20)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 43.40 MB, length: 47:33)
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Submission #1667 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.7 (28 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Metroid II: Return of Samus is the second game in the Metroid series, taking place immediately after the events of the NES Metroid. Samus arrives at the planet SR388 to exterminate all metroids and eventually succeeds.

This movie by Cardboard puts the Spring Ball and Spider Ball to great use to compensate for the lack of items, and achieves victory in the shortest time possible.

This is a 69 second improvement over the author's previous movie. The in-game time is 43 minutes.

Note: This movie does not use secret worlds, also known as "the select glitch".


[Tier: Vault]GB Metroid II: Return of Samus (USA) "100%" in 49:22.82 by Cardboard.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2007-10-08)
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Submission #1710 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.2 (22 votes)
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- 100% completion
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
This is Metroid II: Return of Samus completed with all the items collected. Being truthful to the original Metroid values, the game holds many items cleverly hidden, so finding all of them is not an easy task.

That being said, Metroid II doesn't keep track of the collected items' percentage. Moreover, the game has two excessive Energy tanks and an additional copy of each beam. It's been agreed that the author should take all the E-tanks, and at least one copy of each beam. However, due to the apparent linearity of this game, collecting so many additional items doesn't make the movie dramatically slower.

This movie is nearly 6 minutes faster than Alter's previous movie due to better precision, faster Metroid fights, and missile planning.

Note: This movie does not use secret worlds, also known as "select glitch".


[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]GB Pokémon: Blue and Red Version (USA/Europe) "Coop Diploma" in 3:48:04.1 by MrWint.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2016-05-06)
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Submission #5034 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.9 (11.5 votes)
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- 100% completion
- Multiple games in one movie
- 2 Players
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Award - Gameboy TAS of 2016
Pokémon: Blue and Red Version are part of the first generation of the Pokémon franchise. They were developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo in North America in 1998. They feature a 10-year old boy who ventures around the Kanto region and aim to become the Pokémon champion. During his journey, he encounters various monsters, which he can catch to use for battles, or just to fill up his Pokédex.

In this run, MrWint fills the Pokédex without resorting to any glitches and obtains the diploma in both games in less than four hours. Note that Mew isn't caught here; this is because it can only be obtained through either an event or glitches.


The official encodes feature commentary by the author as soft subtitles. In addition, the downloadable encodes feature additional audio tracks: The first (default) track features audio from both games, while the second and third tracks feature audio from Blue and Red, respectively.

There's also an alternate encode provided by the author which features a detailed overlay.


[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)
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Submission #4416 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #950 (1:18:58.78)
Obsoletes movie #2457 (28:07.28)
Rating: 8.3 (11 votes)
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- 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)
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Submission #2728 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.1 (13 votes)
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- 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: 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)
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Submission #4510 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.7 (6 votes)
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- 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][Notable improvement][Console-verified]Genesis Ecco the Dolphin (USA) in 20:44.95 by Itresad.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2014-07-03)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 172.83 MB, length: 22:25)
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Submission #4349 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.2 (6 votes)
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- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Puzzle
Ecco the Dolphin is a game where you control a fast, but hard to maneuver dolphin who travels into hostile environment to save the other dolphins after a freak waterspout storm.

This run improves the previous one through better execution, a new route and new glitches. As in the previous run, damage is avoided, as it almost always slows Ecco down. At the same time, a major new glitch allowing Ecco to go through nearly any wall was not used because the frequency of its use would make the run very repetitive.

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[Tier: Moons]Genesis Pulseman (JPN) in 33:57.15 by ideamagnate.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2007-05-18)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 180.07 MB, length: 37:17)
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Submission #1496 — Author's comments
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Rating: 5.8 (23.5 votes)
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- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
This is a run of Pulseman that aims for fastest time without using the motion bug. This adds many minutes to the run but makes it easier to follow and allows the author to show off the game's rich variety of levels and optimization strategies.

For a movie that aims for the fastest time with no restrictions, see the any% run.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog (World,r1) "no zips" in 17:36.58 by Aglar.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2011-12-19)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Genre: Platform
Fast bouncing around. This is a run of Sonic the Hedgehog which avoids zipping (gaining a large speed boost from being inside terrain), unlike the other run of this game. Therefore, most levels cannot be skipped, and instead have to be traversed using a more normal route, although the author still finds a couple of alternative methods to take shortcuts (it is hard to define hard rules to ban all glitches). In this run, the game is completed without collecting the Chaos Emeralds.

[Tier: Vault]N64 Glover (USA) "all stages" in 37:15.28 by adelikat.
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- 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][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.
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- 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.

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[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]N64 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (JPN v1.0) "all dungeons, temples & Ganon trials" in 2:04:45.22 by Swordless Link.
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- 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.

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[Tier: Stars]NES Arkanoid (USA) in 12:26.8 by Baxter.
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- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
Arkanoid (1987) strongly resembles the arcade game Breakout (1976). In Arkanoid, the paddle is actually a spaceship, and the bricks are space walls. The goal of the game is to break through the space walls and defeat the villainous Doh in order to escape from the space labyrinth.

This incredible TAS of Arkanoid, made by Baxter, inspires awe in a manner comparable to the Gradius movie. No ball is ever lost, even though three balls are juggled in every level where possible.


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

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

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


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

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

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

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


[Tier: Moons]NES Battletoads (USA) "warpless, 2 players" in 24:57.47 by foda.
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- 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]NES Blaster Master (USA) "all bosses" in 30:30.37 by BrotherMojo.
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Jason's pet frog escaped and got into some radioactive material underground. Naturally, there's a tank handy and Jason's first reaction is to go after his frog.

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


[Tier: Vault]NES Cheetahmen II (USA) "all levels" in 03:30.95 by andypanther.
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- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- 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 run is done with a patched ROM that allows all 6 levels to be played without invoking rare glitches. Here's the run of the original ROM that uses the mapper register glitch to start from level 5.

The author, andypanther, improves the previous run by 11 frames with some minor strategy changes and lag reduction.


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

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

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


[Tier: Vault]NES EarthBound Beginnings (USA) in 47:56.08 by Nitrodon.
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- Genre: RPG
EarthBound Beginnings is the first game in the Mother/EarthBound series, known simply as Mother in Japan. It was localized for a 1990 US release, but wasn't released outside Japan until 2015. During that time, the original localized title, "EarthBound", was used for the English release of Mother 2.

Long referred to as "EarthBound Zero" by fans, the game was finally given an official title for its Wii U eShop release.

This movie is done on the US prototype, which does not have the "bread crumbs" glitch used in our other movie of the game. It does, however, have a run button, which means this movie may seem faster at times, even though it's a lot longer.


[Tier: Vault]NES Fester's Quest (USA) in 19:38.81 by ars4326.
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Shooter
Fester's Quest, developed by Sunsoft, is based on the 1960s television series The Addams Family. While out one night enjoying a quiet evening of "moonbathing", Fester witnesses an alien invasion occur against the city. Armed with his blunderbuss, Fester vows to stop this invasion by finding and defeating the 5 alien bosses (hidden in office buildings) before tracking down the UFO.

In ars4326's run, Uncle Fester briskly paces through the game's overworld and sewers, picking up a few sub-weapons from fellow Addams Family members along the way. Doing so allows quick destruction of the alien bosses guarding the clues to the UFO's whereabouts (as well as the final boss).

A time-saving glitch allowing instant wins on all of the game's bosses was forewent also, due to the author's preference not to use it.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]NES Kirby's Adventure (USA PRG0) in 34:22.22 by TASeditor.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Genre: 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: Stars][Notable improvement]NES Mega Man (JPN) in 12:23.34 by Shinryuu & FinalFighter.
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- 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
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Award - Glitchy TAS of 2010Award - NES TAS of 2010Award - TAS of 2010
On this site, we make perfect movies, and then we surpass them. Of course, if we can surpass them, they were not perfect in the first place, but who would have known?

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers][Console-verified]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG0) "warps" in 10:25.6 by Lord Tom, Mitjitsu, Tompa.
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- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Genre: Platform
Ever since Morimoto published his legendary movie in mid-2003, the players at TASVideos have repeatedly made it faster and faster! Of course, there doesn't ever seem to be a stop for when it is fastest.

This movie is 0.82 seconds faster than the previous movie. Most of the improvement comes from a trick that makes Bowser bounce much lower when defeated. For more details, see the run's comments.

Check out the video of this being played on an actual console.


[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG0) "warpless" in 46:20.3 by Lord Tom & Tompa.
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- Forgoes warps
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Genre: Platform
Super Mario Bros 3 completed fast ― without using the magic whistles.

Although this movie doesn't use the magic whistles, it does skip stages, and actually skips them quite a lot, with the aid of various items such as the hammers.

This is an improvement of about 44.5 seconds over the previous movie.


All encodes of this run come with the author's lengthy commentary. Author's vocal commentary during the run's video can be watched on Twitch.

[Tier: Moons]NES Takeshi no Chousenjou (JPN) in 15:42.5 by was0x.
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- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
Created by a Japanese comedian who hated video games, this game was meant to be near impossible to complete. Rumor has it that at one point the player must leave the controller untouched for 1 hour and fight a "final boss" with over 1 million hit-points. Although this isn't true, the game makes no sense, which is why it is so hard to beat.

In this run, was0x completes the game without using the "scrolling glitch", the only major timesaver in the game. We also have a run demonstrating that glitch.


[Tier: Moons]NES Wizards & Warriors (USA) "all levels" in 12:14.93 by Cardboard.
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- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
Wizards & Warriors is a famous platform game with quirky physics where a mere bird can make a heavy iron-clad knight bounce several feet into the air.

This is a full completion of the game. We also have a run that beats the game as fast as possible using the "reuse levels" glitch.

This TAS is around 92 seconds faster than the previous version by Walker Boh due to better luck manipulation and new minor glitches.


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

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

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

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


[Tier: Moons]PSX Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (USA) "Replay Mode" in 12:44.25 by ForgoneMoose.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Forgoes save data corruption
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Second quest/Post game-completion
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is the first installment of the Castlevania series on PSX. Follow Dracula's son Alucard as he glitches through the castle on a quest to end his father's life.

This run is played on a Replay save file (not newgame+ because neither experience nor items are carried over) using the Luck Mode command. Using Replay allows the player to skip most cutscenes and alters what the librarian can sell. Using Luck Mode lowers the player's base strength which, among other changes, ironically makes the run faster by enabling a route filled with kicking enemies that wouldn't be possible otherwise.

A run that beats the game through save data corruption is available here. If you prefer the main character to have muscular bare arms and to pray to the rain gods to defeat bosses, you may enjoy the Richter version. If you want to see a run that beats every boss, see this run. We also have a run of the Saturn version using Maria. We even have a run where Alucard avoids killing everything except Dracula.


[Tier: Stars][Has commentary]PSX Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (USA) "all relics & bosses" in 36:58.32 by ForgoneMoose.
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- 100% completion
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
Not only was Castlevania: Symphony of the Night the first installment of the Castlevania series on PSX but also the first PSX game to have a published run here.

Not satisfied with just going on a death spree to Dracula, Alucard decides to steal every single one of his father's heirlooms, while also killing his prized collection of monsters. Luckily he has the handy ability of phasing through walls whenever he needs to.

A run that beats the game through save data corruption is available here, along with one that avoids data corruption. If you prefer the main character to have muscular bare arms and to pray to the rain gods to defeat bosses, you may enjoy the Richter version. If you want to see a run on Replay mode that can skip many cutscenes, see this run. We also have a run of the Saturn version using Maria. We even have a run where Alucard avoids killing everything except Dracula.


Author's commentary during the run's video can be watched on YouTube.
Note: Due to the lengthy amount of time needed to obtain the best ending in the previous run, this run was deemed significantly more entertaining, and thus obsoletes it.

[Tier: Moons]PSX Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (USA) in 18:40.08 by ForgoneMoose.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Forgoes save data corruption
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
Not only was Castlevania: Symphony of the Night the first installment of the Castlevania series on PSX but also the first PSX game to have a published run here. Follow Dracula's son Alucard as he glitches through the castle on a quest to end his father's life.

ForgoneMoose manages to improve the previous run by 21.55 seconds due to better luck manipulation and movement technique.

A run that beats the game even faster through save data corruption is available here, and a 100% run covering the whole castle can be found here. If you prefer the main character to have muscular bare arms and to pray to the rain gods to defeat bosses, you may enjoy the Richter version. If you want to see a run on Replay mode that can skip many cutscenes, see this run.


[Tier: Moons]PSX Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back (USA) in 47:37.62 by Mukki.
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- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Genre: Platform
This is the second in a series of seminal platformers for the PlayStation, with very similar gameplay to its predecessor.

This run by Mukki finishes the game fast without using the box glitch to corrupt the memory. There is also a run that uses this glitch and completes the game even faster.


Note for viewers: In order to be sync-stable, a sound plugin with less than perfect sound quality needed to be used, so do not be alarmed if the sound is not flawless. However, using a different plugin was possible for the introduction and the ending. There is also a slight graphical glitch in level 23 where textures are missing, but this is very minor.

[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]PSX Metal Gear Solid: Integral (JPN) "all bosses" in 1:28:02.29 by theenglishman.
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Action
Metal Gear Solid was one of the original breakthrough titles in the stealth gaming genre. It follows Solid Snake, a soldier who is infiltrating a nuclear weapons facility on a remote Alaskan island in the Fox Archipelago, codenamed Shadow Moses. Snake must rescue two hostages from FOX-HOUND, a high-tech special forces unit gone rogue, and then stop FOX-HOUND from launching a nuclear warhead.

Changes from the original release of Metal Gear Solid include

  • Addition of first-person view.
  • A level of difficulty for newcomers.
  • Improved artificial intelligence for some enemies (including bosses) on higher difficulty settings.
  • An "Alternate Round" for each difficulty, with different enemy placements.
  • 300 VR Training missions on a separate disc.

In this run, theenglishman's goal is to beat all the bosses in the game; this results in the run actually playing far more of Disc 1 than our currently published any% run, which skips literally every boss on that disc. Don't go thinking this is a low-glitch run, though!

The downloadable encodes feature vocal commentary by the author and magnum66. It is also available on YouTube.


[Tier: Moons]PSX Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage! (USA) "14 talismans" in 28:11.7 by lapogne36.
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- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Genre: Platform
In true platformer-sequel style, Spyro the Dragon's vacation is interrupted by a dinosaur-riding sorcerer by the name of Ripto invading the world of Avalar, who naturally needs to be stopped. Since vacation is the paramount concern of Spyro, this is naturally done as quickly as possible without any concern for the well-being of Avalar.

This run aims to beat the game as fast as possible while collecting 14 talismans (the minimum normally necessary to be able to fight Ripto). We also have a run that beats the game even faster by bypassing these items.

The author has also done a run for the first Spyro game.


A sound plugin with less-than-perfect sound reproduction (in particular during cutscenes like the ending cinematic, which are largely silent) is necessary for the run to sync; do not be alarmed if this affects your enjoyment of the movie.

[Tier: Vault]SGB Mole Mania (USA) "all levels" in 1:09:13.48 by Ryuto.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Puzzle
Mole Mania, known as Moguranya (モグラ~ニャ) in Japan, is an action puzzle game. The main character is a mole named Muddy Mole, whose wife and children have been kidnapped by the farmer, Jinbe. Muddy has to go to Jinbe Land and save his family. In the game, the player will solve puzzles by moving a black ball to a gate. However, there are many obstacles and enemies in the way. Therefore the player will dig into ground to find ways around them.

This run aims to beat all levels as fast as possible without using surrender. To accomplish this, the author, Ryuto, uses a warp glitch to skip many rooms. As always, please see the author's notes for more details.

There is also a run by the same author that skips several levels.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Chrono Trigger (USA) "100%" in 5:44:58.18 by Saturn.
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- 100% completion
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Forgoes save data corruption
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
From the opposite side of the usual formula of breaking a game to reach the credits as fast as possible, Saturn finishes Chrono Trigger in a single pass while trying to get as much done as possible without glitching the game out. Consequently this video actually looks like an otherwise normal playthrough by an extremely skilled player.

This run aims for maximal completion within reasonable constraints. This includes:

  • All forms of Spekkio (except the highest level) are defeated
  • All Tabs (stat upgrade items) are collected
  • All characters' Techs are learned
  • All the major sidequests are completed
  • At least 1 of every item is collected

It isn't technically possible to do everything possible in Chrono Trigger in a single playthrough, but this run aims to get most of it done.

Some very heavy experience grinding occurs between 2:16:45 and 2:26:18. Viewers may wish to skip through this segment of the video.


[Tier: Stars]SNES Chrono Trigger (USA) in 2:17:08.86 by keylie.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Forgoes save data corruption
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Chrono Trigger is one of the most dearly loved games from the SNES library. In it, you play as Crono and set off on a journey through time to save the world from the villainous Lavos.

The game can be ripped apart in a matter of minutes through advanced save corruption techniques, but in this movie the author forgoes this exploit in order to play through more of the game, and does so in barely more than half the time of the last run in the same category. Don't expect this run-through to follow a coherent narrative any time soon, though — it still skips quite a lot of content.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Contra 3: The Alien Wars (USA) in 13:03.32 by hero of the day.
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- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter
The guy who has infinite supply of ammo and destroys worlds bare-chested is back again! And this time he has a shirt and a friend with him.

This very colorful movie by hero of the day plays through the game with both characters at the same time (which is far from trivial to do), and approximately 12 seconds faster than the previous run.

For a movie that completes the game even faster using a warping glitch, see this run.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Contra 3: The Alien Wars (USA) "pacifist" in 14:05.31 by McBobX.
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- Pacifist version
- One player in a multiplayer game
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter
Trying to strike a compromise with peace activists, the guy who destroys the world bare-chested has been ordered to stop an alien invasion while taking as few lives as possible. As such, this run completes Contra 3 while only destroying enemies and obstacles if they prevent advancement. This requires much more careful dodging than the other run that avoids the warp glitch does.

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

This run improves the previous publication by 25.40 seconds.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Donkey Kong Country (USA) "101%" in 47:25.3 by Arnethegreat.
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- 100% completion
- Uses warps
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Genre: Platform
This run of Donkey Kong Country aims for 101% completion.

The author of this run discovered several new time-saving techniques. Some of them are small enough to go unnoticed, and others are jawdroppingly huge. The total improvement over the previous run is 54 seconds.

The in-game time of this run is about 38 minutes 56 seconds.

For a detailed analysis of new techniques as well as comments about individual levels, read the author's comments at the submission page.

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


[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]SNES EarthBound (USA) in 1:10:00.95 by pirohiko.
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Forgoes save data corruption
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
EarthBound is a great RPG, designed by Shigesato Itoi in 1994-1995, and is also known by the name Mother 2.

It is best described as "random", in a good way. The game has a great emphasis on a humor, and indeed many things in the game are almost caricatured, from subplots to characters. It also has a versatile soundtrack.

Our description for the previous movie stated, "Although this being a speedrun (tool-assisted at that), most of the plot of the game is intact...". This time around, not so much. Thanks to some collision detection bugs, including one that shows that the Skip Sandwich is a fitting name for the item in ways the developers never intended, the author is able to move around the game's areas freely, completing the bare minimum number of tasks needed to keep the final battle from locking up.

Also unlike the previous movie, this one does use a death as a shortcut. However, the teddy bear survives this time around.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Final Fantasy IV (USA v1.1) in 2:53:14.37 by Deign.
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Final Fantasy IV (renamed to Final Fantasy II in North-American publication) was a revolution to the RPG genre. It was the first to introduce the active battle system, among many other redeeming qualities.

This movie plays through the game in a mere 2 hours, 53 minutes and 14 seconds. It aims for real time, but has a secondary goal of lowest in-game time when that does not incur an expense in real time. The in-game completion time is 1:59:28.

The author also included many easter eggs, or surprise occurrences, throughout the movie. These have been detailed in the author's comments. We recommend reading the comments regarding this movie.

Note: This movie resets the game console a few times, first saving the game and then loading it, so to watch it on an emulator, you will need an emulator that supports recording the console resets.

This movie was made with the original English-language version. The downloadable encodes were encoded with the Action Replay code 0495DCFF, which keeps the music volume from decreasing while the game is paused. This greatly reduces the annoyance factor of constant pausing during battles, which is done to save time.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Kirby Super Star (USA) in 41:56.17 by nitsuja.
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- 2 Players
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Kirby Super Star is a consolidation of eight Kirby games in one. Since most of the games must be completed to reach the credits, this movie is fairly long.

The author, nitsuja, controls both players when applicable rather than letting the CPU operate the helper.

For those interested, the obsoleted movie uses only one controller. This accounts for the large time difference between the two movies.


[Tier: Stars]SNES Super Mario World (USA) "96 exits" in 1:14:37.63 by bahamete, Kaizoman666 & Masterjun.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Genre: Platform
Acknowledged as one of the best Mario games of all time, Super Mario World is a must see for fans of classic games. This run completes the game fully (all 96 exits) and makes use of almost every known glitch to make it as fast and exciting as possible.

This TAS by bahamete, Kaizoman666 & Masterjun is an improvement of 6:44.63 minutes over the previous movie. The improvement comes from new glitches and better optimization.

If you like this video, be sure to also see Super Demo World 100% completion (120 exits) in 2:02:04.49 by PangaeaPanga.


[Tier: Stars][Console-verified][Has commentary]SNES Super Mario World (USA) "warps" in 09:57.1 by BrunoVisnadi & Amaraticando.
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- 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
- Corrupts memory
- Genre: Platform
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This is the 12th published movie of Super Mario World that beats the game by clearing 11 of the 96 exits, the shortest route intended by the game developers. This movie's faster by 2.74 seconds, clocking at less than 10 minutes. As in the previous publication, Mario still dies in the process.

A few new tricks were found:

  • Stunning a fish;
  • Lateral corner clip;
  • Downward corner boost.

We recommend reading the authors' comments for more details.

There are also movies of this game that trigger the credits early, clear all 96 exits, clear as many exits as possible as small Mario and write a program using the game's code.

The encodes feature commentary by the authors as soft subtitles.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Super Mario World (USA) "small only" in 1:18:23.22 by PangaeaPanga.
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- Uses a suboptimal character
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Genre: Platform
Mario's doctor heard about the "Magic Mushrooms" which make Mario grow to twice his normal size and let him break bricks. Fearing for Mario's health, he orders Mario to avoid those nasty powerups.

This run aims to complete as many exits as possible without collecting a powerup or visiting any Switch Palaces. Unable to fly, Mario is forced to confront most obstacles and overcome them in unique ways. Riding Yoshi is also banned. 86 out of the total 96 exits are completed.

In this run, the author, PangaeaPanga, saves 1:32.43 over the previous movie by using better paths, new tricks, and lag reduction. For a level by level analysis of the improvements, please see the author's notes.


[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers]SNES Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (USA v1.0) "100%" in 1:59:35.12 by Baxter, Carl Sagan & NxCy.
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Rating: 9.6 (36.5 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- 100% completion
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Genre: Platform
Award - SNES TAS of 2013Award - TAS of 2013
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island is a vibrant, colorful and fun game that stars the popular Yoshi. From a technical standpoint, the game is very exceptional on the SNES due to its use of the SuperFX² coprocessor. The chip allows for many cool special effects that are otherwise impossible on the SNES.

This is a 100% completion of the game. It plays through all the levels and collects every item that contributes to end-of-level score: 5 flowers, 20 red coins, and 30 stars. By getting 100% completion in each stage, six extra stages are also unlocked. These are played at the end of the run, again with 100% scores.

The authors of the run have spent over three years working on this run, showing off plenty of egg juggling, precise shots, and other incredible antics. This run does not use certain glitches present in the other runs of the game (an any% run and a warp glitch run), but there should still be plenty to surprise you. Reading the authors' lengthy comments is recommended.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]SNES Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (USA v1.0) in 1:33:40.18 by Carl Sagan.
snes9x movie (.smv) (date: 2011-10-13)
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Submission #3312 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #362 (1:38:56.6)
Rating: 8.6 (20 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- 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: Platform
Award - SNES TAS of 2011
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island is a vibrant, colorful and fun game that stars the popular Yoshi. From a technical standpoint, the game is very exceptional on the SNES due to its use of the SuperFX chip, which allows for many cool special effects that are otherwise impossible on the SNES.

This movie by Carl Sagan (no, not that Carl Sagan) is fast-paced, action-packed, and full of entertaining tricks and maneuvers. In other words, the very essence we tool-assisted speedrun makers enjoy. It also improves the previous run of this game by over 5 minutes. For more details, we recommend reading the author's comments; there's a lot more to this movie than meets the eye.

This run forgoes using the null egg glitch to finish the game within minutes and instead plays through the regular levels. To see the null egg glitch in action, check out the any% run by Masterjun. For more Yoshi's Island action, check out our 100% run.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "ingame time" in 39:15.3 by Saturn.
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Submission #3316 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1075 (41:02.4)
Rating: 9.2 (14 votes)
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
Super Metroid is a game that requires very little introduction. Samus Aran, a bounty hunter, returns to the planet of Zebes, in order to explore its depths, and defeat Mother Brain and the Space Pirates.

This movie sees the reinstatement of the in-game category, which was previously merged with the realtime run. Despite being slightly slower in terms of real time, this speedrun is both extremely optimised and breaks previous records once thought to be the limit of the game. The completion time stands at 0:22:38, and is displayed at the end of the game as 0:22, considered the lowest minute breakpoint attainable without resorting to game-breaking exploits... at least until another run comes and smashes that expectation to bits, as they often have here at TASVideos.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) in 38:41.52 by Taco & Kriole.
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Submission #2429 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1073 (39:32.8)
Rating: 8.9 (41 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
Although newcomers to TASVideos's player list, Taco and Kriole are both experienced TASers in regards to Super Metroid, this time having teamed up in a mission to perfect one of the most contested games in the site's history.

Using a new route and taking advantage of several techniques, never demonstrated before in other Super Metroid runs outside of waiting areas, they made short work of Mother Brain and her space pirates. The in-game completion time is 23 minutes 29 seconds, and 18% of the items have been collected. Thus, both the realtime and the in-game any% movies were obsoleted. (The in-game time category has since been improved to beat this run in in-game time, although not real time.)

Note: The actual rerecord count in this run is unknown. Please read the authors' submission notes and the discussion thread for more information.


[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "reverse boss order" in 46:42.38 by Saturn.
snes9x movie (.smv) (date: 2012-07-16)
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Submission #3652 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1950 (48:06.65)
Rating: 9.2 (23.5 votes)
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
Super Metroid is a very well-known game in the world of TASing, and there have been many speedruns of this game published here at TASVideos over the years. This run demonstrates one of the hardest categories of speedrun possible for the game, Reverse Boss Order. In this category, Samus kills the four main bosses backwards from the game's intended order.

This category is especially difficult since Samus does not receive her extra suits until quite late in the run. As a result, most of the gameplay in Norfair is a desperate race against the clock as Samus's health decreases constantly in the heated areas. Needless to say, every single energy tank matters much more than it ever would in a normal run. Also, water areas in Maridia are quite difficult to navigate quickly without the Gravity Suit.

This run by Saturn improves on the previous movie by 1:24.26 due to a number of new tricks and strategies. See the submission notes for more details.


[Tier: Stars]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "100%" in 1:08:15.74 by Cpadolf.
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Submission #4030 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1195 (1:08:10.87)
Rating: 9.3 (25 votes)
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- 100% completion
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
In accordance with standard procedure, Samus discarded all of the items she collected on previous adventures before embarking on this one.

Super Metroid has a wide variety of time-saving glitches to exploit, many of which are explained on the Super Metroid Tricks page. Be sure to check it, as well as the author's comments, for more information on the improvements. (Note that this run is an improvement on the previous, even though the time seems slower, because this run was done on a more accurate emulator which unfortunately produces more lag.)

If you prefer to watch the fastest completion without getting all the items and without any large skip glitches, check out Super Metroid in 38:41 by Taco & Kriole.


Every second encode link leads to a version where all door transitions, elevators and item jingles were cut out.

[Tier: Vault]SNES The 7th Saga (USA) in 1:50:17.43 by Kirkq & Nitrodon.
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Submission #2811 — Author's comments
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Rating: 5.9 (9 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
In this unforgiving RPG that is The 7th Saga, the player picks a character and goes on an epic quest to find the seven magical runes, since each of these runes contains a great power for the one who wields it.

Kirkq and Nitrodon, the players who made this tool-assisted speedrun, chose Lux the Tetujin to complete this quest as fast as possible, forgoing a stat boosting glitch, and performing luck manipulation to defeat bosses at an impossibly low level!


[Tier: Stars]SNES The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (USA) in 1:16:11.05 by Tompa.
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Obsoletes movie #325 (1:20:16.13)
Rating: 8.9 (71 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
Full completion of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.

Both this run and the short version use a wobbling trick in order to make Link walk a bit faster. The execution of this maneuver requires the usage of a controller that allows the player to press Up+Down simultaneously (such as, in this case, a modified Snes9x's controller). The traveling-through-walls trick that is seen in the short version is not used.

This run features an improvement of a little over 4 minutes.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]Windows VVVVVV (2.0) in 08:45.87 by Scepheo.
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Submission #4302 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #2368 (13:30.25)
Rating: 8.3 (14 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes a time-saving restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Puzzle
In VVVVVV, the player controls Captain Viridian, who is lost in an alternate dimension, in search of the missing members of the spaceship's crew. Instead of jumping, the player is able to control the direction of gravity, allowing Captain Viridian to flip between the floors and ceilings of the environment. The graphical style of the game is heavily influenced by the Commodore 64.

In this run, Scepheo blazes to the ending in less than 9 minutes (7:55 according to the in-game timer), skips the fearsome Gravitron, and rescues the crew in a fraction of the length of the ship's regulated lunch break. Scepheo also improves Masterjun's previous run by over 4 and a half minutes through a new route and a new glitch that allows the captain to be flung out of a teleporter into a wall. For more information, see the author's comments.

This run avoids using glitches that require pressing the Escape key. There is also a run that uses these glitches to beat the game even faster.

Please read the welcome page if you haven't already done so. It explains the rules and methods that apply to all of these movies, particularly the use of savestates and frame advance. Also refer to our Glossary to understand terms we use, such as TAS or other unfamiliar terms.

Added [Tier: Moons]NES Kirby's Adventure (USA PRG0) "game end glitch" by TASeditor, MESHUGGAH, CoolKirby, Masterjun, MUGG & was0x in 00:35.76 (2017-02-01)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]NES Kirby's Adventure (USA PRG0) "game end glitch" by MESHUGGAH, CoolKirby, Masterjun, MUGG, TASeditor, was0x in 00:35.91 (2013-06-22)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Kirby's Adventure (USA PRG0) by MUGG in 05:44.57 (2012-01-10)
Added [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "game end glitch" by Sniq, Taco & Total in 07:14.67 (2017-01-13)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "game end glitch" by Taco, Sniq & Total in 07:14.75 (2015-08-06)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "game end glitch" by Total, Sniq & Cpadolf in 07:15.95 (2014-07-05)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "game end glitch" by Cpadolf in 12:54.71 (2014-05-19)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "X-Ray glitch" by Cpadolf in 21:25.12 (2012-03-04)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "GT code, game end glitch" by amaurea, cpadolf, total in 14:52.88 (2014-03-24)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "X-Ray glitch" by Cpadolf in 21:35.57 (2009-04-08)
- - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "X-Ray glitch" by Cpadolf & hero of the day in 22:01.18 (2008-06-29)
Added [Tier: Moons]GBA Pokémon: Emerald Version (USA) by GoddessMaria in 2:12:33.24 (2016-12-22)
Added [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "low%" by Sniq in 46:32.02 (2016-12-02)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "low%, Ice Beam" by Saturn in 42:37.13 (2012-12-10)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "low%, Speedbooster" by NameSpoofer in 44:18.62 (2012-12-18)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "low%, Ice Beam" by Terimakasih in 51:05.75 (2004-12-12)
Added [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) "warp glitch" by TASeditor, Arc & Inzult in 05:31.92 (2016-11-26)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) "warp glitch" by TASeditor in 05:35.93 (2014-07-28)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Console-verified]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) "warp glitch" by TASeditor in 05:36.43 (2014-03-23)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Has commentary]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) "warp glitch" by Inzult in 05:43.47 (2008-03-24)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) "warp glitch" by Inzult in 06:13.08 (2007-03-25)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) "warp glitch" by Gigafrost in 06:16.93 (2005-06-01)
Added [Tier: Stars][Notable improvement][Console-verified]N64 Super Mario 64 (JPN) "1 Key" by Tyler Kehne, MKDasher, sonicpacker, Snark, SilentSlayers, Gaehne D, Eru, ToT, Plush & sm64expert in 04:21.3 (2016-11-24)
- obsoletes [Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers][Console-verified]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) "0 stars" by snark, Kyman, sonicpacker, Mickey/VIS & ToT in 05:02.25 (2012-04-14)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Stars][Console-verified]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) by Kyman, sonicpacker, Nahoc, Moltov & SilentSlayers in 05:03.8 (2011-10-07)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) by Mickey/VIS & snark & ToT in 05:04.47 (2011-04-23)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) by SilentSlayers & sonicpacker & Moltov & Kyman & Mickey/VIS & Johannes in 05:04.57 (2010-12-07)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) by SilentSlayers & Johannes in 05:28.97 (2008-10-11)
- - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) by SilentSlayers & Johannes in 05:33.85 (2008-08-13)
- - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) by Swordless Link in 05:39.37 (2008-04-05)
- - - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) by Swordless Link & Mitjitsu in 05:47.37 (2007-12-07)
- - - - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) by mr_roberts_z & Rikku in 06:42.65 (2007-11-05)
- - - - - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) by Rikku in 06:44.95 (2007-10-03)
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- - - - - - - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) by Swordless Link & Mitjitsu in 15:08.0 (2007-05-10)
- - - - - - - - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) by Rikku in 15:24.08 (2007-02-11)
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) by Rikku in 15:33.77 (2006-12-24)
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Added [Tier: Moons]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) by Arc & Inzult in 38:38.45 (2016-11-10)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) "warpless" by Arc, FatRatKnight, Inzult, & Rising Tempest in 45:26.04 (2016-11-08)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) by Arc, Inzult & Rising Tempest in 45:35.36 (2016-09-24)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Console-verified]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) by inzult, Rising Tempest in 45:42.13 (2014-04-19)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) "no zipping or unintended exits" by Rising Tempest & Inzult in 47:57.05 (2008-05-19)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) "no zipping, no unintended exits" by Rising Tempest & Inzult in 48:14.98 (2007-01-26)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) "no zipping, no unintended exits" by Inzult in 49:00.25 (2006-09-21)
- - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) "no zipping, no unintended exits" by Rising Tempest in 49:41.67 (2006-05-28)
- - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]FDS Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (FDS) "no zipping, no unintended exits" by Arc in 53:58.62 (2004-09-03)
- - - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]FDS Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (FDS) "no zipping, no unintended exits" by Boco in 59:23.4 (2004-04-12)
Added [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]NES Kirby's Adventure (USA PRG0) by TASeditor in 34:22.22 (2016-09-25)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Kirby's Adventure (USA PRG0) by JXQ in 36:45.5 (2006-10-18)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Kirby's Adventure (Europe) by Bisqwit in 53:17.0 (2004-03-27)
Added [Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers][Notable improvement]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "all souls" by Fz-last, klmz & Pike in 17:06.41 (2016-09-08)
- obsoletes [Tier: Stars]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "all souls" by Fz-Last, alkdcY & Pike in 18:45.26 (2015-10-28)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "all souls" by Kriole in 24:56.1 (2011-03-13)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "all souls" by Kriole in 25:47.05 (2010-10-01)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "all souls" by Kriole in 28:01.58 (2009-12-27)
Added [Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Battletoads (USA) "game end glitch" by MESHUGGAH & feos in 00:56.51 (2016-07-18)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Battletoads (USA) "game end glitch" by MESHUGGAH & feos in 00:56.76 (2013-06-21)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Battletoads (USA) "game end glitch" by MESHUGGAH in 00:56.94 (2012-11-20)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Battletoads (USA) "game end glitch" by TheZlomuS & DyLaX in 01:02.68 (2012-09-11)
Added [Tier: Moons][Has commentary]PSX Metal Gear Solid: Integral (JPN) by theenglishman in 1:02:31.06 (2016-07-01)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Has commentary]PSX Metal Gear Solid (USA v1.0) by theenglishman in 1:05:21.05 (2013-04-19)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]PSX Metal Gear Solid (USA v1.0) by theenglishman in 1:31:49.0 (2012-03-24)
Added [Tier: Moons][Has commentary]PSX Metal Gear Solid: Integral (JPN) "all bosses" by theenglishman in 1:28:02.29 (2016-06-23)
Added [Tier: Moons][Has commentary]GB Pokémon: Blue and Red Version (USA/Europe) "Coop Diploma" by MrWint in 3:48:04.1 (2016-05-06)
Added [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]NES Battletoads (USA) "warpless, 1 player" by feos, Alyosha & Samsara in 21:38.38 (2016-04-17)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Battletoads (USA) "warpless, 1 player" by Phil & Genisto in 24:20.12 (2005-04-14)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Battletoads (USA) "warpless, 1 player" by foda in 26:31.67 (2005-01-22)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Battletoads (USA) "warpless, 1 player" by foda in 27:33.38 (2004-05-20)
Added [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]SNES Donkey Kong Country (USA) by Tompa in 07:50.08 (2016-04-10)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Donkey Kong Country (USA v1.0) by Tompa in 08:09.63 (2013-04-17)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]SNES Donkey Kong Country (USA v1.0) by Tompa in 08:13.72 (2011-04-07)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]SNES Donkey Kong Country (USA v1.0) by Tompa in 16:22.63 (2010-10-16)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]SNES Donkey Kong Country (USA) by Arnethegreat in 24:23.88 (2006-07-07)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Donkey Kong Country (USA v1.0) by Sami in 25:03.03 (2006-02-25)
- - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Donkey Kong Country (USA v1.0) by alex_penev in 25:19.07 (2004-08-25)
- - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Donkey Kong Country (USA) by A.Neuhaus in 25:33.48 (2004-08-19)
Added [Tier: Moons][Has commentary]NES Dragon Warrior III (USA) "item glitch" by vaxherd in 41:09.52 (2016-03-06)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault][Notable improvement]NES Dragon Warrior III (USA) "item glitch" by dave_dfwm in 48:28.08 (2010-03-06)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Dragon Warrior III (USA) "item glitch" by dave_dfwm in 57:28.27 (2007-09-10)
Added [Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers][Console-verified][Has commentary]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG1) "arbitrary code execution" by Lord Tom in 08:16.23 (2016-01-13)
Added [Tier: Moons]GBA Pokémon: Emerald Version (USA) "Pomeg glitch" by GoddessMaria in 1:16:12.27 (2016-01-05)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GBA Pokémon: Emerald Version (USA) "Pomeg glitch" by GoddessMaria in 1:19:52.87 (2014-10-25)
Added [Tier: Vault]NES Takeshi no Chousenjou (JPN) "warp glitch" by was0x in 03:51.17 (2015-12-31)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Takeshi no Chousenjou (JPN) "warp glitch" by was0x in 03:51.8 (2015-02-04)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Takeshi no Chousenjou (JPN) "warp glitch" by was0x in 03:52.0 (2013-04-13)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Takeshi no Chousenjou (JPN) by FractalFusion in 03:53.58 (2009-07-21)
Added [Tier: Moons][Has commentary]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG0) "warpless" by Lord Tom & Tompa in 46:20.3 (2015-12-21)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Has commentary]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG0) "warpless" by adelikat, andymac, Lord Tom, Tompa in 47:04.7 (2010-06-27)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG0) "warpless" by adelikat,Deign,Cardboard&JXQ in 47:33.52 (2008-02-18)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG1) "warpless" by JXQ in 48:29.17 (2006-01-11)
Added [Tier: Stars][Console-verified][Has commentary]SNES Super Mario World (USA) "warps" by BrunoVisnadi & Amaraticando in 09:57.1 (2015-12-09)
- obsoletes [Tier: Stars][Console-verified]SNES Super Mario World (USA) "warps" by bahamete, Masterjun & PangaeaPanga in 09:59.85 (2015-04-24)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]SNES Super Mario World (USA) "warps" by bahamete, Kaizoman666, Mister & PangaeaPanga in 09:57.82 (2012-01-08)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]SNES Super Mario World (USA) "11 exits" by bahamete, Kaizoman666, PangaeaPanga in 10:20.6 (2011-11-05)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]SNES Super Mario World (USA) "11 exits" by ISM & Mister in 10:22.17 (2009-12-17)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]SNES Super Mario World (USA) "11 exits" by Mister in 10:26.65 (2008-05-24)
- - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]SNES Super Mario World (USA) "11 exits" by Fabian & JXQ in 10:28.7 (2006-11-23)
- - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]SNES Super Mario World (USA) "11 exits" by JXQ in 10:31.95 (2006-05-06)
- - - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Mario World (USA) "11 exits" by flagitious&VIPer7 in 10:35.98 (2005-05-28)
- - - - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Mario World (USA) "11 exits" by A.Neuhaus in 10:50.97 (2004-07-26)
- - - - - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Mario World (USA) "11 exits" by Volkov in 10:52.42 (2004-07-14)
- - - - - - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Mario World (USA) "11 exits" by Bladegash in 11:05.7 (2004-06-20)
Added [Tier: Moons]GBA Sonic Advance (USA) "Tails, no Ultraspindash" by GoddessMaria in 13:33.54 (2015-09-11)
Added [Tier: Vault]NES Fester's Quest (USA) by ars4326 in 19:38.81 (2015-09-09)
Added [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Mario World (USA) "game end glitch" by BrunoVisnadi, Amaraticando & Masterjun in 00:41.81 (2015-08-18)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Mario World (USA) "game end glitch" by Masterjun in 00:41.98 (2014-05-25)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Console-verified]SNES Super Mario World (USA) "game end glitch" by Masterjun in 01:39.74 (2013-04-30)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Mario World (USA) "game end glitch" by Masterjun in 02:36.4 (2012-01-08)
Added [Tier: Moons]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "Julius mode, all bosses" by hellagels & KSeptuple & Pike in 11:52.03 (2015-06-25)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "Julius, all bosses" by McBobX in 11:36.38 (2014-08-06)
Added [Tier: Moons]GBA Sonic Advance (USA) "Knuckles, No Ultraspindash" by GoddessMaria in 13:15.04 (2015-05-15)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GBA Sonic Advance (USA) "Knuckles, No Ultraspindash" by GoddessMaria in 13:51.76 (2014-04-08)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GBA Sonic Advance (USA) "Knuckles, no Ultraspindash" by GoddessMaria in 13:57.58 (2012-11-15)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GBA Sonic Advance (USA) "Knuckles, no Ultraspindash" by GoddessMaria in 14:59.28 (2012-03-29)
Added [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Has commentary]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG0) "100%" by Lord Tom & Tompa in 1:04:36.9 (2015-05-04)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (JPN) "100%" by Tokushin in 1:17:40.7 (2001-02-05)
Added [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]SNES Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (USA v1.0) "game end glitch" by Masterjun in 01:17.54 (2014-12-24)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]SNES Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (USA v1.0) "game end glitch" by Masterjun in 02:36.81 (2013-07-28)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (USA v1.0) "warp glitch" by Masterjun in 06:09.03 (2013-03-16)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (USA v1.0) "warp glitch" by NxCy in 06:08.02 (2009-07-02)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (USA v1.0) "warp glitch" by Deign in 06:11.45 (2007-11-19)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (USA v1.0) "warp glitch" by Deign & laughing_gas in 06:14.25 (2007-07-12)
Added [Tier: Moons]GB Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 (any) "game end glitch" by McHazard in 01:31.15 (2014-12-23)
Added [Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]GB Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 (any) by McHazard in 19:43.51 (2014-12-22)
- obsoletes [Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]GB Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 (World) by Greenalink in 21:49.15 (2010-12-06)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GB Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 (any v1.0) by Greenalink in 29:24.77 (2010-10-20)
Added [Tier: Stars]Windows VVVVVV (2.0) "20 trinkets, no death mode" by Masterjun in 17:33.77 (2014-11-20)
Added [Tier: Moons]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "Julius mode" by hellagels & mtbRc in 03:53.83 (2014-09-26)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "Julius mode" by mtbRc in 03:57.55 (2014-06-28)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "Julius mode" by mtbRc in 04:35.52 (2012-07-11)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "Julius mode" by Cpadolf in 04:38.9 (2009-01-24)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "Julius mode" by zggzdydp in 04:51.98 (2008-06-17)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "Julius mode" by Atma in 05:53.17 (2006-03-20)
Added [Tier: Moons]GB Pokémon: Red Version (USA/Europe) "SRAM glitch" by MrWint in 01:09.95 (2014-09-20)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]GBC Pokémon: Yellow Version (USA/Europe) "SRAM glitch" by p4wn3r in 01:09.63 (2011-08-15)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]GBC Pokémon: Yellow Version (USA/Europe) by p4wn3r in 01:27.23 (2010-12-23)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]GBC Pokémon: Yellow Version (USA) by p4wn3r in 01:36.95 (2010-11-21)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]GBC Pokémon: Yellow Version (USA) by p4wn3r in 01:43.27 (2010-08-02)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GBC Pokémon: Yellow Version (USA/Europe) by gia in 02:06.28 (2008-06-14)
Added [Tier: Moons]GB Pokémon: Red Version (USA/Europe) by MrWint in 22:02.94 (2014-09-06)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SGB Pokémon: Blue Version (USA/Europe) by Primorial#soup in 1:18:58.78 (2007-08-23)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]GB Pokémon: Blue Version (USA/Europe) "warp glitch" by MrWint in 28:07.28 (2013-09-12)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]SGB Pokémon: Red Version (USA/Europe) by Primorial#soup in 1:41:58.52 (2006-06-05)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GB Pokémon: Blue Version (USA/Europe) "warp glitch" by MrWint in 37:10.53 (2013-07-31)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]SGB Pokémon: Red Version (USA/Europe) by Primorial#soup in 1:46:19.05 (2006-03-17)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SGB Pokémon: Red Version (USA/Europe) "warp glitch" by p4wn3r in 41:02.38 (2010-12-23)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]SGB Pokémon: Blue Version (USA/Europe) by Tilus in 1:51:06.5 (2005-10-25)
Added [Tier: Moons]PSX Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (USA) "Replay Mode" by ForgoneMoose in 12:44.25 (2014-08-20)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]PSX Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (USA) "Replay Mode" by ForgoneMoose in 13:21.6 (2014-02-16)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]PSX Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (USA) "Replay Mode" by ForgoneMoose in 13:38.15 (2014-01-28)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]PSX Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (USA) "Replay Mode" by arukAdo in 13:58.27 (2011-05-04)
Added [Tier: Stars]GBA Sonic Advance (USA) "Amy" by GoddessMaria, Grincevent & VanillaCoke in 15:25.8 (2014-08-10)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GBA Sonic Advance (USA) "Amy" by GoddessMaria, Grincevent & VanillaCoke in 15:45.7 (2013-12-14)
Added [Tier: Stars][Has commentary]PSX Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (USA) "all relics & bosses" by ForgoneMoose in 36:58.32 (2014-08-10)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]PSX Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (USA) "all relics, best ending" by arukAdo in 57:20.6 (2010-08-04)
Added [Tier: Moons]PSX Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (USA) "pacifist, low level" by ForgoneMoose in 21:08.62 (2014-08-04)
Added [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]GB Pokémon: Red Version (USA/Europe) "Gotta Catch 'Em All!" by MrWint in 1:54:56.62 (2014-07-29)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SGB Pokémon: Blue Version (USA/Europe) "Gotta Catch 'Em All!" by p4wn3r & Mukki in 3:20:46.17 (2011-07-14)
Added [Tier: Moons]GB Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (USA/Europe v1.0) "game end glitch" by MUGG & Masterjun in 00:41.55 (2014-07-28)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GB Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (USA/Europe v1.0) "game end glitch" by andymac & MUGG in 02:08.98 (2011-10-01)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]GB Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (USA/Europe v1.0) "game end glitch" by andymac & MUGG in 02:28.08 (2011-01-14)
Added [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Console-verified]Genesis Ecco the Dolphin (USA) by Itresad in 20:44.95 (2014-07-03)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Ecco the Dolphin (USA) by nitsuja in 24:14.13 (2006-01-09)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Ecco the Dolphin (USA) by foda in 27:35.72 (2005-08-08)
Added [Tier: Moons][Console-verified]Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog (any,r1) by Tee-N-Tee in 14:25.23 (2014-07-03)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog (World, r1) by Tee-N-Tee in 14:28.6 (2013-07-02)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog (any,r1) by Aglar & marzojr in 15:04.43 (2012-01-14)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog (any,r1) by FuzZerd, Upthorn and Carretero in 15:51.73 (2009-11-26)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog (any,r1) by Upthorn & JXQ & Carretero in 16:18.2 (2008-02-19)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Console-verified]Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog (any r0) by Upthorn & JXQ in 18:07.63 (2007-02-15)
- - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog (any) by JXQ in 18:17.48 (2007-01-29)
- - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog (any) by JXQ in 18:28.25 (2005-12-11)
Added [Tier: Moons]GBC The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX (USA v1.0) "warp glitch" by bobmario511 in 05:39.06 (2014-07-02)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GBC The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX (USA v1.0) "warp glitch" by bobmario511 in 05:37.87 (2012-07-14)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GBC The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX (USA v1.0) by hogehoge61 in 05:38.8 (2009-06-04)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GBC The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX (USA v1.0) by Chef Stef in 05:40.05 (2008-08-11)
Added [Tier: Moons]Windows VVVVVV (2.0) "game end glitch" by Masterjun in 00:45.33 (2014-06-06)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Windows VVVVVV (2.0) "game end glitch" by Scepheo in 00:45.63 (2014-05-16)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Windows VVVVVV (2.0) "game end glitch" by Scepheo & Masterjun in 00:47.1 (2014-04-14)
Added [Tier: Vault]SNES Kirby Super Star (JPN) "game end glitch" by Masterjun in 00:23.03 (2014-06-03)
Added [Tier: Moons]PSX Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage! (USA) by lapogne36 & Crash41596 in 07:32.47 (2014-05-25)
Added [Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Mega Man (JPN) "game end glitch" by pirohiko & FinalFighter in 00:32.11 (2014-05-21)
Added [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]Windows VVVVVV (2.0) by Scepheo in 08:45.87 (2014-05-17)
- obsoletes [Tier: Stars]Windows VVVVVV (2.0) by Masterjun in 13:30.25 (2013-04-18)
Added [Tier: Stars]SNES Chrono Trigger (USA) by keylie in 2:17:08.86 (2014-05-11)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]SNES Chrono Trigger (USA) by hero of the day in 4:21:11.83 (2005-12-28)
Added [Tier: Moons][Console-verified][Has commentary]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG0) "game end glitch" by Lord Tom & Tompa in 02:54.98 (2014-04-29)
Added [Tier: Moons]PSX Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (USA) "Richter mode" by pirate_sephiroth & ForgoneMoose in 05:39.85 (2014-04-21)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]PSX Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (USA) "Richter mode" by pirate_sephiroth in 05:41.73 (2009-04-16)
Added [Tier: Moons]GBC Rockman DX3 (r1) by Mothrayas in 23:33.1 (2014-04-05)
Added [Tier: Moons]GBC Pokémon: Silver Version (USA/Europe) by MrWint in 30:39.49 (2014-04-03)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GBC Pokémon: Gold Version (USA/Europe) by bobmario511 in 54:24.96 (2013-12-30)
Added [Tier: Moons]PSX Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (USA) "game end glitch" by ForgoneMoose & sockfolder in 09:47.2 (2014-03-09)
Added [Tier: Moons]SNES Final Fantasy IV (JPN,r1) "warp glitch" by pirohiko in 1:42:03.72 (2014-02-28)
Added [Tier: Moons]PSX Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (USA) by ForgoneMoose in 18:40.08 (2014-02-25)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]PSX Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (USA) by arukAdo & pirate_sephiroth in 19:01.63 (2009-10-16)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]PSX Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (USA) by zggzdydp in 20:18.63 (2009-01-24)
Added [Tier: Moons]DS Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (USA) by mtbRc in 03:30.71 (2014-02-06)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]DS Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (USA) by mtbRc in 03:50.05 (2013-04-12)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]DS Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (USA) by McBobX in 07:43.76 (2013-01-18)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]DS Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (USA) by gocha in 08:20.12 (2009-10-17)
Added [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]N64 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (JPN v1.0) by Bloobiebla & MrGrunz in 20:09.98 (2014-01-26)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]N64 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (JPN v1.0) by MrGrunz in 21:50.6 (2013-04-30)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]N64 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (JPN v1.0) by Swordless Link in 22:50.27 (2012-07-21)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]N64 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (USA v1.0) by Bloobiebla in 56:54.2 (2010-09-07)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]N64 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (JPN v1.1) by abeshi in 58:25.47 (2010-03-21)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Has commentary]N64 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (USA v1.0) by GuanoBowl in 2:33:24.72 (2006-08-08)
Added [Tier: Moons][Console-verified]SNES Super Mario World (USA) "arbitrary code execution" by Masterjun in 02:25.19 (2014-01-12)
Added [Tier: Vault]NES Cheetahmen II (USA) by adelikat in 01:11.68 (2013-11-26)
Added [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]SNES EarthBound (JPN) "SRAM glitch" by pirohiko in 04:04.35 (2013-10-17)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]SNES EarthBound (USA) "check glitch" by pirohiko & MUGG in 09:01.77 (2012-01-09)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES EarthBound (JPN) "check glitch" by pirohiko & MUGG in 30:42.12 (2010-09-28)
Added [Tier: Moons]DS Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (USA) "Julius mode" by mtbRc in 09:01.49 (2013-09-24)
Added [Tier: Vault]NES Cheetahmen II (USA) "all levels" by andypanther in 03:30.95 (2013-08-28)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Cheetahmen II (USA) by was0x in 03:31.14 (2013-03-23)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Cheetahmen II (unknown) by was0x in 02:20.04 (2012-11-19)
Added [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]SNES The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (JPN) "warp glitch" by Tompa in 02:13.21 (2013-08-27)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (USA) "warp glitch" by Tompa in 03:44.65 (2010-08-03)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (USA) "warp glitch" by Tompa in 03:44.67 (2008-10-23)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]SNES The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (USA) "warp glitch" by Deign in 03:44.95 (2008-06-17)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]SNES The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (USA) "warp glitch" by Erokky in 03:45.35 (2007-05-22)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (USA) "warp glitch" by OmnipotentEntity in 03:48.25 (2005-04-30)
- - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (USA) "warp glitch" by OmnipotentEntity in 04:17.03 (2005-02-26)
Added [Tier: Moons]SNES Contra 3: The Alien Wars (USA) "pacifist" by McBobX in 14:05.31 (2013-08-12)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Contra 3: The Alien Wars (USA) "pacifist" by Ash_Williams in 14:25.25 (2006-12-19)
Added [Tier: Stars]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "100%" by Cpadolf in 1:08:15.74 (2013-08-05)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "100%" by Cpadolf in 1:08:10.87 (2008-09-26)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "100%" by JXQ in 1:10:45.02 (2007-03-19)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "100%" by JXQ in 1:13:10.22 (2006-04-20)
Added [Tier: Moons]N64 Glover (USA) by Nahoc in 14:16.8 (2013-04-17)
Added [Tier: Vault]GBC Rockman DX3 (r2) "save glitch" by Mothrayas in 00:25.4 (2013-04-14)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Takeshi no Chousenjou (JPN) by was0x in 15:42.5 (2013-04-13)
Added [Tier: Moons]SNES Chrono Trigger (USA) "100%" by Saturn in 5:44:58.18 (2013-03-16)
Added [Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers]SNES Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (USA v1.0) "100%" by Baxter, Carl Sagan & NxCy in 1:59:35.12 (2013-02-19)
Added [Tier: Stars]SNES Super Mario World (USA) "96 exits" by bahamete, Kaizoman666 & Masterjun in 1:14:37.63 (2013-02-07)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]SNES Super Mario World (USA) "96 exits" by Fabian in 1:21:29.63 (2006-08-14)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Mario World (USA) "96 exits" by VIPer7 in 1:23:38.37 (2005-03-02)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Blaster Master (USA) "all bosses" by BrotherMojo in 30:30.37 (2013-01-18)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Blaster Master (USA) "all bosses" by Namflow in 33:17.52 (2005-06-26)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Blaster Master (USA) "all bosses" by Namflow in 34:10.52 (2004-07-26)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Blaster Master (USA) "all bosses" by Devindotcom in 43:57.95 (2004-05-20)
Added [Tier: Stars][Notable improvement][Console-verified]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) "120 stars" by MKDasher, Nahoc, sonicpacker, Bauru, Eru, Goronem, Jesus, Kyman, Mokkori, Moltov, Nothing693, pasta, SilentSlayers, Snark & ToT in 1:20:41.52 (2012-12-13)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Console-verified]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) "120 stars" by Rikku in 1:39:02.13 (2007-05-10)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) "120 stars" by foda in 1:42:41.33 (2006-11-30)
Added [Tier: Moons]DS Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (USA) "all souls" by Kriole in 35:08.59 (2012-12-12)
Added [Tier: Moons]GB Final Fantasy Adventure (USA) "warpless" by Atomnium in 1:32:55.97 (2012-09-27)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]GB Final Fantasy Adventure (USA/Europe) "warpless" by MattyXB in 1:33:09.43 (2006-07-03)
Added [Tier: Moons]DS Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (USA) "Julius, in bounds" by Cpadolf in 19:20.63 (2012-07-28)
Added [Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "reverse boss order" by Saturn in 46:42.38 (2012-07-16)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "reverse boss order" by Taco, Kriole, Hero of the Day in 48:06.65 (2012-01-16)
Added [Tier: Moons][Console-verified]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) "70 stars, no BLJ" by CeeSammerZ, coin2884, Eru, Goronem, Jesus, Kyman, Mickey/VIS, Mokkori, Moltov, Nahoc, Nekuran, Nothing693, pasta, Snark, sonicpacker & ToT in 42:58.52 (2012-06-22)
Added [Tier: Vault][Notable improvement]SNES Chrono Trigger (USA) "SRAM glitch" by turska & inichi in 03:28.06 (2012-05-25)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Chrono Trigger (JPN) "newgame+" by inichi in 06:42.77 (2008-10-22)
- obsoletes [Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]SNES Chrono Trigger (USA) "SRAM glitch" by inichi in 21:23.98 (2009-05-10)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Chrono Trigger (USA) "newgame+" by inichi in 09:07.12 (2007-08-17)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Chrono Trigger (USA) "newgame+" by Saturn in 09:29.83 (2007-04-23)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Chrono Trigger (USA) "newgame+" by Saturn in 09:34.82 (2007-04-19)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Chrono Trigger (USA) "newgame+" by Saturn in 09:57.27 (2006-04-16)
Added [Tier: Vault]GB Gargoyle's Quest: Ghosts'n Goblins (USA/Europe) by Jigwally in 22:38.72 (2012-05-10)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GB Gargoyle's Quest (USA/Europe) by MattyXB in 24:56.6 (2006-02-19)
Added [Tier: Moons]GBA Sonic Advance (USA) "Sonic, no Ultraspindash" by Mukki in 13:17.22 (2012-05-05)
Added [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]N64 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (JPN v1.0) "all dungeons, temples & Ganon trials" by Swordless Link in 2:04:45.22 (2012-04-25)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Has commentary]N64 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (USA v1.0) "All Dungeons, Temples, & Ganon Trials" by Bloobiebla in 2:51:19.1 (2008-11-29)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog (World,r1) "no zips" by Aglar in 17:36.58 (2011-12-19)
Added [Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]NES Battletoads (USA) "warps, 2 players" by feos & MESHUGGAH in 11:04.72 (2011-11-16)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Battletoads (USA) "warps, 2 players" by foda in 15:29.03 (2005-02-02)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Battletoads (USA) "warps, 1 player" by Phil & Genisto in 13:27.98 (2005-03-18)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Battletoads (USA) "warps, 2 players" by Phil & Genisto in 19:18.78 (2004-04-29)
Added [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "ingame time" by Saturn in 39:15.3 (2011-10-30)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "ingame time" by Cpadolf in 41:02.4 (2008-03-02)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "ingame time" by Cpadolf in 41:22.47 (2008-03-02)
Added [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]SNES Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (USA v1.0) by Carl Sagan in 1:33:40.18 (2011-10-13)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (USA v1.0) by spezzafer in 1:38:56.6 (2005-06-18)
Added [Tier: Moons]SGB Wario Land II (USA/Europe) by mugg & jlun2 in 06:32.68 (2011-08-30)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]GBC Wario Land II (USA) by AndyD & jlun2 in 08:07.83 (2010-11-18)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]GBC Wario Land II (USA) by jlun2 in 08:14.52 (2010-10-11)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]GBC Wario Land II (USA) by mike89 in 08:18.18 (2008-08-10)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]GBC Wario Land II (USA) by Soulrivers in 08:35.2 (2007-10-03)
Added [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Mario World (USA) "small only" by PangaeaPanga in 1:18:23.22 (2011-08-25)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Mario World (USA) "small only" by thegreginator & skamastaG in 1:19:55.65 (2007-06-11)
Added [Tier: Moons]SGB Mole Mania (USA) by Ryuto in 08:09.0 (2011-05-04)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SGB Mole Mania (USA) by Ryuto in 10:54.93 (2011-03-22)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SGB Mole Mania (USA) by Ryuto in 11:48.3 (2011-02-23)
Added [Tier: Vault]SGB Mole Mania (USA) "all levels" by Ryuto in 1:09:13.48 (2011-04-17)
Added [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]GB Final Fantasy Adventure (USA) "warp glitch" by Touch-me in 17:41.33 (2011-03-09)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]GB Final Fantasy Adventure (USA/Europe) by MattyXB in 1:09:03.9 (2006-03-15)
Added [Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]NES Mega Man (JPN) by Shinryuu & FinalFighter in 12:23.34 (2010-12-01)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Mega Man (JPN/USA) by Deign in 15:29.27 (2008-04-29)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]NES Mega Man (JPN/USA) by Bisqwit & Finalfighter in 15:38.07 (2006-12-06)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]NES Mega Man (JPN/USA) by Bisqwit & AngerFist in 15:48.33 (2006-11-12)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]NES Mega Man (USA) by Bisqwit & AngerFist in 16:09.82 (2006-03-29)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Mega Man (JPN) by Bisqwit in 16:57.93 (2005-10-02)
- - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]NES Mega Man (JPN) by Bisqwit in 18:21.03 (2004-07-06)
- - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Mega Man (JPN) by Morimoto in 21:52.1 (2003-04-27)
Added [Tier: Moons]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "warp glitch" by klmz in 06:14.48 (2010-11-25)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) by klmz in 06:46.2 (2008-06-18)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) by zggzdydp in 12:06.73 (2007-12-15)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) by pirate_sephiroth in 12:17.5 (2006-10-09)
Added [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Console-verified]GBA Sonic Advance (USA) by Mukki in 10:46.52 (2010-11-02)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GBA Sonic Advance (USA) by nitsuja in 11:17.47 (2006-07-30)
Added [Tier: Vault]SNES The 7th Saga (USA) by Kirkq & Nitrodon in 1:50:17.43 (2010-09-20)
Added [Tier: Vault][Console-verified]NES EarthBound Beginnings (JPN) "warp glitch" by pirohiko in 23:09.56 (2010-09-19)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES EarthBound Beginnings (JPN) "warp glitch" by pirohiko in 25:41.67 (2009-06-18)
Added [Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers][Console-verified]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG0) "warps" by Lord Tom, Mitjitsu, Tompa in 10:25.6 (2010-08-04)
- obsoletes [Tier: Stars][Console-verified]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (JPN/USA PRG0) by Lord Tom & Mitjitsu in 10:26.42 (2009-05-11)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Stars][Console-verified]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG0) by adelikat,Deign,Cardboard&JXQ in 10:29.05 (2008-02-17)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG1) by Genisto in 10:34.55 (2005-05-18)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (JPN) by Genisto in 10:53.52 (2004-03-29)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (JPN) by Michael F in 10:58.92 (2004-02-12)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (JPN v1.1) by Morimoto in 11:03.95 (2003-11-20)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Rygar (USA PRG1) "0%" by Cardboard in 06:08.74 (2010-07-28)
Added [Tier: Moons]GB Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (USA v1.0) by andymac in 21:43.52 (2010-07-08)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GB Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (JPN v1.0) by Soulrivers in 24:23.62 (2008-10-14)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GB Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (JPN v1.0) by Soulrivers in 25:38.72 (2008-07-25)
Added [Tier: Moons]PSX Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage! (USA) "14 talismans" by lapogne36 in 28:11.7 (2010-05-16)
Added [Tier: Moons]PSX Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back (USA) "item glitch" by pirohiko in 11:34.85 (2010-04-16)
Added [Tier: Moons]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) by Kriole in 20:58.62 (2010-03-03)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) by Atma in 27:45.57 (2006-01-11)
Added [Tier: Stars]GBC The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX (USA v1.0) by Swordless Link in 1:00:02.68 (2010-02-15)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GBC The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX (USA) "no warp glitch" by Chef Stef in 1:09:49.93 (2007-05-19)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GBC The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX (USA/Europe v1.0) "no warp glitch" by Chef Stef in 1:14:25.65 (2006-09-13)
Added [Tier: Moons]PSX Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back (USA) by Mukki in 47:37.62 (2010-02-10)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Blaster Master (Europe) by andymac in 04:25.44 (2009-12-06)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Blaster Master (Europe) by TwistedEye in 04:34.24 (2009-11-17)
Added [Tier: Moons]GBC Wario Land II (USA) "100%" by mike89 in 1:51:36.1 (2009-11-05)
Added [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) by Taco & Kriole in 38:41.52 (2009-10-25)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) by hero of the day in 39:32.8 (2008-03-02)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) by hero of the day in 40:57.85 (2007-02-09)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) by Terimakasih in 46:37.08 (2005-03-28)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) by Terimakasih in 47:07.23 (2004-12-18)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) by Terimakasih in 48:09.9 (2004-11-30)
- - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) by Terimakasih in 47:50.93 (2004-11-27)
- - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) by Frenom in 51:52.3 (2004-08-16)
- - - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) by Frenom in 53:09.78 (2004-07-28)
- - - - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) by Frenom in 53:40.07 (2004-07-21)
Added [Tier: Vault]NES EarthBound Beginnings (USA) by Nitrodon in 47:56.08 (2009-06-17)
Added [Tier: Moons]SNES Contra 3: The Alien Wars (USA) "game end glitch" by Cpadolf in 03:20.38 (2009-06-14)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Contra 3: The Alien Wars (USA) "game end glitch" by Cpadolf in 03:23.27 (2008-11-04)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Contra 3: The Alien Wars (USA) "game end glitch" by Dark Cloud in 03:32.13 (2008-02-18)
Added [Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]SNES EarthBound (USA) by pirohiko in 1:10:00.95 (2009-06-13)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Has commentary]SNES EarthBound (USA) "no save corruption" by Halamantariel & Nitrodon in 3:26:09.18 (2006-07-23)
Added [Tier: Stars]SNES The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (USA) by Tompa in 1:16:11.05 (2009-04-06)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (USA) by flagitious in 1:20:16.13 (2005-04-24)
Added [Tier: Moons]GB Metroid II: Return of Samus (USA) "select glitch" by Ferret Warlord in 23:40.92 (2008-08-13)
Added [Tier: Moons]GBA Castlevania: Circle of the Moon (USA) "warp glitch" by Cardboard in 05:21.58 (2008-08-11)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GBA Castlevania: Circle of the Moon (USA) "warp glitch" by Cardboard in 05:21.93 (2007-11-19)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]GBA Castlevania: Circle of the Moon (USA) "warp glitch" by Cardboard & zggzdydp in 05:22.95 (2007-09-25)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GBA Castlevania: Circle of the Moon (USA) "warp glitch" by OgreSlayeR in 05:34.13 (2005-04-22)
Added [Tier: Moons]SNES Final Fantasy IV (USA v1.1) by Deign in 2:53:14.37 (2008-07-26)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Rygar (Europe) "warpless" by Lord Tom in 15:43.32 (2008-05-17)
- obsoletes [Tier: Stars]NES Rygar (Europe) "warpless" by Walker Boh in 20:26.7 (2005-04-05)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Rygar (Europe) "warpless" by Walker Boh in 21:07.04 (2004-09-30)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Rygar (Europe) "warpless" by Warp in 24:34.2 (2004-09-19)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Rygar (Europe) "warpless" by Warp in 26:59.7 (2004-04-16)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Rygar (Europe) "warpless" by Warp in 28:10.32 (2004-03-16)
- - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Rygar (Europe) "warpless" by Warp in 31:20.94 (2004-03-12)
Added [Tier: Moons]GBA Castlevania: Circle of the Moon (USA) by Cardboard in 21:40.22 (2008-04-07)
- obsoletes [Tier: Stars]GBA Castlevania: Circle of the Moon (USA) by Cardboard in 21:51.08 (2007-03-22)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]GBA Castlevania: Circle of the Moon (USA) by Cardboard in 22:01.98 (2007-02-22)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]GBA Castlevania: Circle of the Moon (USA) by OgreSlayeR in 22:44.32 (2006-05-14)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]GBA Castlevania: Circle of the Moon (USA) by OgreSlayeR in 23:43.37 (2005-04-17)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Rygar (Europe) "warps" by Lord Tom in 05:23.14 (2008-04-05)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Rygar (Europe) by Walker Boh in 06:28.72 (2005-08-14)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Rygar (Europe) by Walker Boh in 06:45.58 (2005-05-24)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Rygar (Europe) by Walker Boh in 07:26.52 (2005-03-29)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]NES Rygar (Europe) by Walker Boh in 07:52.2 (2004-09-26)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]NES Rygar (Europe) by Walker Boh in 08:25.5 (2004-09-23)
- - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Rygar (Europe) by Bisqwit in 09:13.15 (2004-09-14)
Added [Tier: Vault]NES Arkanoid (USA) "warp glitch" by Baxter in 04:26.72 (2007-11-02)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Arkanoid (USA) by Baxter in 04:32.12 (2007-01-04)
Added [Tier: Vault]GB Metroid II: Return of Samus (USA) "100%" by Cardboard in 49:22.82 (2007-10-08)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]GB Metroid II: Return of Samus (USA/Europe) "100%" by Alter in 55:18.43 (2007-05-20)
Added [Tier: Vault]N64 Glover (USA) "all stages" by adelikat in 37:15.28 (2007-09-21)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]N64 Glover (USA) "all stages" by adelikat in 41:23.88 (2007-05-17)
Added [Tier: Stars]NES Arkanoid (USA) by Baxter in 12:26.8 (2007-09-20)
- obsoletes [Tier: Stars]NES Arkanoid (USA) "no warp glitch" by Genisto in 16:30.47 (2004-04-20)
Added [Tier: Vault]NES Wizards & Warriors (USA) by Cardboard in 09:35.42 (2007-09-10)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Wizards & Warriors (USA) by Walker Boh in 10:53.07 (2004-08-17)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Wizards & Warriors (USA) by Walker Boh in 12:05.25 (2004-05-06)
Added [Tier: Moons]GB Metroid II: Return of Samus (USA) by Cardboard in 45:08.42 (2007-08-20)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GB Metroid II: Return of Samus (USA/Europe) "no select glitch" by Cardboard in 46:17.4 (2007-05-20)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Dragon Warrior III (USA) by dave_dfwm in 1:50:36.18 (2007-07-31)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Dragon Warrior III (USA) by dave_dfwm in 2:14:07.67 (2007-04-23)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Wizards & Warriors (USA) "all levels" by Cardboard in 12:14.93 (2007-07-29)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Wizards & Warriors (USA) "all levels" by Walker Boh in 13:47.02 (2004-08-24)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Pulseman (JPN) by ideamagnate in 33:57.15 (2007-05-18)
Added [Tier: Moons]SNES Contra 3: The Alien Wars (USA) by hero of the day in 13:03.32 (2007-02-04)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Contra 3: The Alien Wars (USA) by Ash_Williams in 13:14.7 (2006-08-20)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Contra 3: The Alien Wars (USA) by Phil & Genisto in 13:39.83 (2004-06-02)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Pulseman (JPN) "warp glitch" by TwistedEye in 25:16.02 (2006-10-09)
Added [Tier: Moons]GBC Pokémon: Gold Version (USA/Europe) "no memory corruption" by FractalFusion in 2:54:27.15 (2006-07-17)
Added [Tier: Moons]SNES Donkey Kong Country (USA) "101%" by Arnethegreat in 47:25.3 (2006-04-05)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Donkey Kong Country (USA v1.0) "101%" by alex_penev in 48:18.95 (2004-08-27)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Battletoads (USA) "warpless, 2 players" by foda in 24:57.47 (2005-06-07)
Added [Tier: Moons]SNES Kirby Super Star (USA) by nitsuja in 41:56.17 (2005-04-06)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Kirby Super Star (USA) by Zurreco in 51:02.1 (2004-09-24)

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