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Total movies: 10


[Tier: Moons]DS Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (USA) in 03:42.93 by jlun2.
DeSmuME movie (.dsm) (date: 2010-04-05)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 63.59 MB, length: 10:15)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 62.99 MB, length: 10:15)
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Submission #2630 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1412 (03:47.83)
Rating: 6.9 (24.5 votes)
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- Major skip glitch
- Corrupts save data
- Genre: Action
The only war going around here is breaking at least 23 traffic laws and shooting goons with what ought to be a Gatling gun.

The author completes the game in record time, using a glitch that corrupts the save game data to unlock the mission Salt in the Wound, the only one required to unlock the credits.

This run beats the previous version by 4.9 seconds.


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

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


[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]GBC Pokémon: Yellow Version (USA/Europe) "arbitrary code execution" in 05:48.28 by MrWint.
lsnes movie (.lsmv) (date: 2017-04-01)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 6.21 MB, length: 07:49)
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Submission #5384 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #2341 (03:14.15)
Rating: 9.5 (12 votes)
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- Demonstration
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Executes arbitrary code
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts save data
- Corrupts memory
- Genre: RPG
The current Pokémon: Yellow Version speed record uses heavy glitches that allow the player to catalog every Pokémon in slightly over a minute. Is there any way to get more ridiculous than that? Yes! In this run, using nothing but the Game Boy buttons and tool-assisted precision, the game is made to run an arbitrary program which greatly expands the game and shows off cool stuff from elsewhere too. For details on how this was achieved, see the author's comments.

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


Spoiler: Hover over the screenshot.

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


[Tier: Vault]NES Pwn Adventure Z (USA) in 01:30.87 by link_7777, BrunoVisnadi & ais523.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2016-02-09)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 2.87 MB, length: 03:02)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 3.89 MB, length: 03:02)
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Submission #5002 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.1 (16 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts save data
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
Pwn Adventure Z is a Zelda-like game featuring zombies, originally created for a "capture the flag" hacking competition. As such, it contains various intentional glitches and intentionally unfixed glitches that can be exploited for a fast completion.

This movie ignores all the intended glitches in favor of using save corruption to go out of bounds and defeat a duplicate copy of the final boss, thus skipping basically all the intended and intentionally-glitched gameplay of the game.


[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]NES Ultima: Exodus (USA) in 21:22.8 by nanogyth.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2012-06-15)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 20.92 MB, length: 26:28)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 21.67 MB, length: 26:28)
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Submission #3625 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.1 (7 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Corrupts save data
- Genre: RPG
Ultima: Exodus is a NES port of the third game in the Ultima RPG series. First released in 1983, the game set many standards for the genre.

At TASVideos, that also includes being beatable very quickly through glitching and luck manipulation.


The author has provided a running commentary, available in all of the encodes and streams as togglable subtitles, so you can tell what's going on.

[Tier: Moons]PSX Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (USA) "game end glitch" in 09:47.2 by ForgoneMoose & sockfolder.
PSXjin movie (.pjm) (date: 2014-03-09)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 49.55 MB, length: 16:40)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 66.87 MB, length: 16:40)
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Submission #4204 — Author's comments
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Rating: 9.0 (8 votes)
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- Best ending
- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Final boss skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Executes arbitrary code
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts save data
- Corrupts memory
- 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 and sockfolder, by corrupting the save data, manage to corrupt the memory and go straight to the ending, totally skipping Richter and the whole second castle.

A 100% run covering the whole castle is also 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 on Replay mode that can skip many cutscenes, see this run. A run with clear save without memory corruption is also available here.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]PSX Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus (USA v1.0) in 37:18.41 by Samtastic.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2017-04-07)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 72.69 MB, length: 38:36)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 82.27 MB, length: 38:36)
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Submission #5415 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #2645 (53:41.62)
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts save data
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Puzzle
In Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee Abe shut down Rupturefarms and saved his buddies from becoming snacks. But Rupturefarms was just the beginning; the Glukkons are digging up bones at the ancient Mudokon burial grounds. They use the bones to make Soul Storm Brew. Abe must travel to the Soul Storm Brewery, stop those corporate villains and save the enslaved Mudokon workers.

In this run, Samtastic improves the predecessor movie made by Dooty by 17:01.62 minutes thanks to a recent glitch related to the in-game quicksave mechanism. If save and load are executed on the right time, the wheel lights automatically turn green without the other Mudokons turning them for Abe.


[Tier: Vault][Notable improvement]SNES Chrono Trigger (USA) "SRAM glitch" in 03:28.06 by turska & inichi.
lsnes movie (.lsmv) (date: 2012-05-25)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 11.03 MB, length: 06:37)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 10.73 MB, length: 06:37)
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Submission #3606 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1208 (06:42.77)
Obsoletes movie #1285 (21:23.98)
Rating: 5.3 (25.5 votes)
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- Major skip glitch
- Final boss skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts save data
- Genre: RPG
While Chrono Trigger (1995) usually takes days to complete, Crono decided he'd rather not have to sit through all the unnecessary stuff, like long cutscenes, unskippable boss fights and key plot events, so he did it in three minutes instead.

The 18-minute improvement comes from utilizing mid-frame resets which were recently implemented in lsnes.

Reading the authors' comments is a requirement if you want so much as a clue to what's going on.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]SNES EarthBound (JPN) "SRAM glitch" in 04:04.35 by pirohiko.
lsnes movie (.lsmv) (date: 2013-10-17)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 2.53 MB, length: 04:29)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 3.71 MB, length: 04:29)
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Submission #4089 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1946 (09:01.77)
Rating: 7.4 (12 votes)
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- Major skip glitch
- Final boss skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts save data
- Genre: RPG
EarthBound, also known as Mother 2, is a great RPG, designed by Shigesato Itoi in 1994-1995. It is best described as "random", but in a good way. The game has a great emphasis on humor; indeed, many things in the game are almost caricatured, from subplots to characters. It also has a versatile soundtrack.

Pirohiko improved the previous TAS by almost 5 minutes by resetting at precisely the right time to corrupt the SRAM and skip most of the game, including the credits.


The second YouTube encode includes a scrolling input display.
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][Notable improvement]PSX Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus (USA v1.0) by Samtastic in 37:18.41 (2017-04-07)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]PSX Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus (USA) by Dooty in 53:41.62 (2014-07-23)
Added [Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]GBC Pokémon: Yellow Version (USA/Europe) "arbitrary code execution" by MrWint in 05:48.28 (2017-04-01)
- obsoletes [Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]GBC Pokémon: Yellow Version (USA) "arbitrary code execution" by FractalFusion in 03:14.15 (2013-03-20)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GBC Pokémon: Yellow Version (USA) "arbitrary code execution" by bortreb in 12:51.87 (2012-12-05)
Added [Tier: Vault]NES Pwn Adventure Z (USA) by link_7777, BrunoVisnadi & ais523 in 01:30.87 (2016-02-09)
Added [Tier: Vault]GBA Golden Sun (JPN) by kien in 3:12:47.59 (2015-07-16)
Added [Tier: Moons]PSX Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus (USA v1.0) "100%" by Samtastic & Dooty in 2:08:28.4 (2014-12-30)
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: Moons][Has commentary]NES Ultima: Exodus (USA) by nanogyth in 21:22.8 (2012-06-15)
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: Moons]DS Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (USA) by jlun2 in 03:42.93 (2010-04-05)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]DS Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (USA) by jlun2 in 03:47.83 (2009-12-07)
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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