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Total movies: 7


[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][Notable improvement]GB Pokémon: Red Version (USA/Europe) "Gotta Catch 'Em All!" in 1:54:56.62 by MrWint.
Bizhawk movie (.bkm) (date: 2014-07-29)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 82.50 MB, length: 1:56:42)
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Submission #4376 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1840 (3:20:46.17)
Rating: 8.3 (16.5 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Major skip glitch
- Final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes save data corruption
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
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Pokémon: Red Version is part of the first generation of games within its famous series, known for having a very large number of beneficial glitches. In fact, the game can be completed in less than one minute of in-game time by save data corruption as shown by this run, and it can be completed in under half an hour using a more "conventional" glitch, as shown by this run. These runs break the game, and avoid much of the gameplay intended by the developers.

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


[Tier: Moons]PSX Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (USA) "Replay Mode" in 12:44.25 by ForgoneMoose.
PSXjin movie (.pjm) (date: 2014-08-20)
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Submission #4406 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #2536 (13:21.6)
Rating: 8.7 (5 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
- 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: Moons]PSX Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (USA) in 18:40.08 by ForgoneMoose.
PSXjin movie (.pjm) (date: 2014-02-25)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 135.81 MB, length: 27:05)
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Submission #4196 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1363 (19:01.63)
Rating: 8.8 (7 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
- 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: Stars]SNES Chrono Trigger (USA) in 2:17:08.86 by keylie.
Bizhawk movie (.bkm) (date: 2014-05-11)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 306.00 MB, length: 2:24:10)
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Submission #4280 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #450 (4:21:11.83)
Rating: 8.6 (10 votes)
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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 Chrono Trigger (USA) "100%" in 5:44:58.18 by Saturn.
snes9x movie (.smv) (date: 2013-03-16)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 1.05 GB, length: 5:50:34)
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Submission #3813 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.9 (9 votes)
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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][Notable improvement]SNES EarthBound (USA) in 1:10:00.95 by pirohiko.
snes9x movie (.smv) (date: 2009-06-13)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 205.31 MB, length: 1:10:20)
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Submission #2200 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #567 (3:26:09.18)
Rating: 8.7 (70.5 votes)
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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.

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]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][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: 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]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]PSX Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (USA) "game end glitch" by ForgoneMoose & sockfolder in 09:47.2 (2014-03-09)
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][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]SNES Chrono Trigger (USA) "100%" by Saturn in 5:44:58.18 (2013-03-16)
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: 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)


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