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Total movies: 372


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]32X Knuckles' Chaotix (JPN/USA) in 35:07.7 by Upthorn.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2006-06-02)
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Rating: 6.2 (32 votes)
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- Forgoes warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Platform
Knuckles' Chaotix is a Sonic game that doesn't feature Sonic. The story follows Knuckles the Echidna as he tries to save his friends from Dr. Robotnik, one at a time, by tying an elastic band of "ring energy" between himself and each of them.

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

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


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]A2600 Riddle of the Sphinx (USA) in 01:37.41 by Samsara.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2015-08-04)
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Submission #4767 — Author's comments
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Rating: 3.1 (11.5 votes)
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Adventure
As the Pharaoh's Son, it is up to the Prince to lift the curse of Anubis, God of the Dead, by reaching the Temple of Ra and solving the riddle of the Sphinx. Armed with a sling and some rocks, the Prince journeys across Egypt, trading with nomads, digging for treasures, and calling upon the goddess Isis for counsel and healing.

This run by Samsara uses the Sceptre to move faster, and carefully manipulates nomads, Isis, and the Sphinx to finish the game in the fastest time possible.


[Tier: Moons]A2600 Seaquest (USA) "fastest 999999" in 01:39.8 by morningpee.
Bizhawk movie (.bkm) (date: 2014-05-18)
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Submission #4310 — Author's comments
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Rating: 5.1 (12.5 votes)
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
Entirely unrelated to the TV series seaQuest DSV, Seaquest is a submarine combat game in which you control a water vessel and must pick up divers at different levels of depth while avoiding fish and enemy subs. While most of the game takes place underwater, you also must resurface for air from time to time so your air meter doesn't run out.

Like Tetris, the game ends when the score reaches the maximum 999999. This run by morningpee aims to reach this score as fast as possible.

morningpee accomplishes this through manipulating diver and enemy spawn points and using a glitch to freeze an enemy sub, allowing him to collide with it until the maximum score is reached. A lot of effort was put into figuring out the game's RNG and the optimal point to use the No-Despawn glitch; for more information, see the author's comments.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]Arcade Front Line (USA) in 04:28.18 by £e Nécroyeur.
MAME-rr movie (.mar) (date: 2017-12-01)
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Submission #5694 — Author's comments
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Rating: 5.4 (6 votes)
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Shooter
Front Line is a vertically scrolling action game, where you play as a solider on a mission to infiltrate enemy territory and destroy their fortress.

In this run, the author notably abuses a glitch that allows the hero to travel over 40 times faster than was intended by the developers, leading to stages being completed in mere seconds.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]Arcade Ganryu (USA) in 07:50.2 by x2poet.
Final Burn Alpha movie (.fbm) (date: 2011-02-27)
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Submission #3013 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.8 (19 votes)
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Musashi Ganryuki, known outside of Japan as Ganryu is a simple platform Hack and Slash game on the Neo Geo. In this game, you play the warrior Musashi on a quest to fight your old enemy Kojiro who has risen from the dead. Watch as Musashi slides past most dangers and chops up bosses in record time.

[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]Arcade Metal Slug (World) in 10:10.18 by x2poet.
Final Burn Alpha movie (.fbm) (date: 2015-02-08)
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Submission #4578 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #2745 (10:44.88)
Rating: 7.5 (14 votes)
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- 2 Players
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Shooter
Award - Exotic platforms TAS of 2015
Released in 1996, Metal Slug is a widely popular game about two soldiers named Marco Rossi and Tarma Roving, enrolled in the Peregrine Falcon Squad, fighting against General Morden and a bunch of other Nazi impersonators in giant mechs & machines in order to stop his New World Order under his power.

Watch x2poet destroy anything that stands in his path through wide use of bombs and guns, and about half a minute faster than the previous run!

If you enjoyed this movie, check out the other Metal Slug runs for more explosive military action.


[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement][Fastest Completion]Arcade Metal Slug 3 (World) in 24:27.8 by zk547.
Final Burn Alpha movie (.fbm) (date: 2017-03-02)
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Submission #5392 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1819 (27:09.55)
Rating: 9.2 (9 votes)
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- 2 Players
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Shooter
Award - Arcade TAS of 2017
In this entry of the popular Metal Slug series, the evil would-be dictator General Morden launches another attempt to take over the world - or so it seems on the surface; this game proves that Morden is no Dr Wily by having the true villains turn out to be something else entirely.

Several of this game's stages branch; this run takes the shortest possible route through the game.

This run is faster than the predecessor movie by 2:41.75 minutes. Improvements come from using new strategies, using new tricks/glitches, and optimizing everything better.


[Tier: Moons]Arcade Metal Slug 4 (World) "best ending" in 17:11.97 by x2poet.
Final Burn Alpha movie (.fbm) (date: 2011-08-25)
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Submission #3257 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1841 (18:04.78)
Rating: 8.3 (20 votes)
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- Best ending
- 2 Players
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Shooter
This is a run of the fourth game in SNK's big franchise, Metal Slug.

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

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

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


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]Arcade Metal Slug 5 (World) in 17:37.27 by x2poet.
Final Burn Alpha movie (.fbm) (date: 2011-12-12)
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Submission #3375 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1909 (17:56.53)
Rating: 8.1 (16 votes)
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- 2 Players
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Shooter
This entry in the Metal Slug series features the theft of information on the next generation of Metal Slug by the "Ptolemaic Army", wherein our heroes are tasked with recovering that data and putting an end to the evil group.

The author improves his previous version by using a new strategy on the last boss. You can find out the details in the submission text.

You can also see more of x2poet's Metal Slug work by looking at his runs from Metal Slug, Metal Slug X, Metal Slug 3, Metal Slug 4, and Metal Slug Advance.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]Arcade Metal Slug X (World) in 18:32.2 by x2poet.
Final Burn Alpha movie (.fbm) (date: 2011-05-18)
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Submission #3125 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1385 (18:48.4)
Rating: 8.5 (24.5 votes)
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- 2 Players
- Forgoes time-saving death
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Shooter
Award - Arcade TAS of 2011
Metal Slug X (2001) is a remixed version of Metal Slug 2, the second installment of an immensely popular run'n'gun series released on the Neo Geo MVS. The games are notable for incredibly detailed pixel graphics, fluid animation, and good humor; but the real key to their longevity is, of course, their high difficulty as far as survival goes.

This is x2poet's 16.42 seconds improvement over the previous movie, despite now using the hardest difficulty setting. One notable improvement is the use of both players, compared to one in the obsoleted run.

You can also see more of x2poet's Metal Slug work by looking at his runs from Metal Slug, Metal Slug 3, Metal Slug 4 and Metal Slug Advance.


You may experience desync issues if you try to play the FBM file. You can download a set of save states, from the author, to watch it from the beginning to the end. For more information about this, you can read the author's comments.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]Arcade Osman in 06:36.77 by xy2_.
Final Burn Alpha movie (.fbm) (date: 2017-03-19)
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Submission #5412 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #3165 (06:58.72)
Rating: 7.9 (5 votes)
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Osman is a arcade game in the spirit of Strider. It's a very obscure and underrated arcade game, which didn't see much of the light of day, thanks to various issues with the hardware... and the fact that the game is unforgivingly hard. The game never once lets you breathe, and in unassisted play, there are a lot of things to manage at the same time. This, along with the 3 health you start out with, can make clearing with just a single credit a nightmare.

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

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


[Tier: Moons]Arcade Osman (unknown) "maximum score, deathless" in 09:33.18 by xy2_.
Final Burn Alpha movie (.fbm) (date: 2016-05-20)
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Submission #5115 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.6 (6 votes)
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Osman is a arcade game in the spirit of Strider. It's a very obscure and underrated arcade game, which didn't see much of the light of day, thanks to various issues with the hardware... and the fact that the game is unforgivably hard.

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


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]Arcade Samurai Shodown II in 11:36.43 by N?K.
Final Burn Alpha movie (.fbm) (date: 2018-07-13)
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Submission #6004 — Author's comments
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Rating: 5.2 (5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Fighting
One year after the defeat of Amakusa from within the first Samurai Shodown, a new threat soon emerges in the form of Mizuki Rashojin: a vengeful spirit who possess a local shrine priestess named Bizuki and seeks to bring forth chaos and destruction to the world in the name of the dark god Ambrosia's will. Those who had fought before in the past during Amakusa's reign of terror now find themselves, along with a few new faces, battling against Mizuki and her loyal forces in order to determine the fate of the entire world itself.

Samurai Shodown II is a 1994 fighting game released as a second entry in SNK's Samurai Shodown series.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]Arcade Spinmaster in 13:19.07 by x2poet.
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Submission #3037 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.0 (14 votes)
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- 2 Players
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Yippie-ki-yay!

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

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

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


[Tier: Moons]Arcade Street Fighter Zero 3 (Asia) "playaround" in 21:17.47 by SDR.
Final Burn Alpha movie (.fbm) (date: 2013-02-25)
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Submission #3856 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.7 (13.5 votes)
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- Playaround
- 2 Players
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Fighting
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Street Fighter Zero 3 (ストリートファイターZERO3), more known like Alpha 3, was released in 1998.

SFZ/A3 is an evolution of the previous Zero series, and there was a huge improvement in the fight style, combos, animations/mode and with addition of fighters that were missing in Street Fighter Alpha or Zero.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]Arcade Tapper (unknown) in 04:20.07 by £e Nécroyeur.
MAME-rr movie (.mar) (date: 2017-05-25)
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Rating: 6.3 (4 votes)
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
Tapper is a 1983 arcade game released by Bally Midway. Tapper puts the player in the shoes of a bartender. The player must serve eager, thirsty patrons before their patience expires while collecting empty mugs and tips.

£e Nécroyeur completes one loop of the game in record time.


[Tier: Moons]Arcade The King of Fighters 2001 in 07:12.25 by x2poet.
Final Burn Alpha movie (.fbm) (date: 2012-02-29)
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Submission #3418 — Author's comments
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Rating: 5.7 (19.5 votes)
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- Playaround
- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Fighting
In this first publication from the King of Fighters series, x2poet uses the game's female characters to swiftly humiliate their opponents, showing off multiple combos and AI manipulation along the way.

[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]Coleco Dragonfire (unknown) in 01:40.6 by Mothrayas.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2018-05-08)
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Rating: 5.6 (5.5 votes)
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- Heavy luck manipulation
The king's treasures have been stolen! As the daring young prince, your goal is to recover them all.

Dragonfire is a 1982 video game published by Imagic, developed for Atari 2600, Intellivision, Commodore 64, Apple II, ZX Spectrum, ColecoVision, and more. The objective of the game is for the player to run over a castle drawbridge while avoiding fireballs and other obstacles, and then grab treasures guarded by a dragon who spits more fireballs at the player. Leave the room, rinse and repeat until lives run out. Other obstacles include a moving drawbridge, an archer firing arrows at the player, and a troll inhabiting the treasure room.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]Coleco Jumpman Junior (USA) in 04:40.42 by BrunoVisnadi.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2016-02-01)
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Submission #4987 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.7 (8.5 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Puzzle
Jumpman Junior is a game developed by Randy Glover, who described it as a "lite" version of Jumpman containing 12 levels for users without disk drives. In it, you need to defuse all of the bombs placed on Jupiter by terrorists. To do this, you must climb up ladders, touch the vines, and, of course, jump.

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

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


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]Coleco Oil's Well (USA) in 03:27.64 by BrunoVisnadi.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2016-02-13)
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Rating: 6.8 (8.5 votes)
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
In Oil's Well, you control a robotic arm with a drill head as it mines deep below the earth's crust to mine oil and make you rich. But two kinds of enemies lie in wait for you – bugs that damage your robotic arm, and land mines that damage your drill head. You must coordinate your movements to avoid them or your drill is toast!

This run by BrunoVisnadi completes all 10 stages in under three and a half minutes with carefully planned routes and some close calls with enemies.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]DOOM Doom II: Hell on Earth "Kama Sutra" in 10:56.09 by Akse.
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Rating: 6.9 (8 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Shooter
Kama Sutra is a 32-level Doom 2 megawad released in March of 2005, created by Adolf "Gusta" Vojta and Jakub "method man" Razak, a pair of Czech speedrunners. They are together known as the "KSteam" after this project.

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


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]DOOM The Ultimate Doom (unknown) "Episode 3" in 03:16.38 by Akse.
DooM demo (.lmp) (date: 2015-06-30)
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Submission #4707 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.8 (9 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Shooter
Doom is a 1993 science fiction horror-themed first-person shooter (FPS) video game by id Software. It is considered one of the most significant and influential titles in the video game industry, for having ushered in the popularity of the first-person shooter genre. The original game is divided into three nine-level episodes and distributed via shareware and mail order. The Ultimate Doom, an updated release of the original game featuring a fourth episode, was released in 1995 and sold at retail.

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

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


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]DOOM The Ultimate Doom (unknown) "Episode 2" in 03:22.01 by Akse.
DooM demo (.lmp) (date: 2015-04-19)
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Submission #4609 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.9 (18.5 votes)
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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
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Shooter
Finally, 16 years after Doom was modified to allow savestates and slowdown (giving birth to tool-assisted speedrunning), TASVideos presents such a movie!

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

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

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


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]DOOM The Ultimate Doom (unknown) "Episode 4" in 02:35.76 by Akse.
DooM demo (.lmp) (date: 2015-07-19)
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Rating: 7.8 (10.5 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Shooter
Doom is a 1993 science fiction horror-themed first-person shooter (FPS) video game by id Software. It is considered one of the most significant and influential titles in the video game industry, for having ushered in the popularity of the first-person shooter genre. The original game is divided into three nine-level episodes and distributed via shareware and mail order. The Ultimate Doom, an updated release of the original game featuring a fourth episode, was released in 1995 and sold at retail.

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

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


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]DOS Avoid the Noid (USA) in 03:33.52 by turska & Ilari.
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Rating: 5.9 (18.5 votes)
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Avoid the Noid is a platform computer game for the Commodore 64 and MS-DOS, written in 1989 to promote Domino's Pizza. It was modeled after the company's ad campaign during the late 1980s. The ads featured a "noid" that destroyed pizzas and must be avoided.

The protagonist must traverse a 30-story building and deliver the pizza within 30 minutes. Colorful rabbits armed with booby traps, phone bombs, rocket launchers and bomber planes that drop water balloons seek to prevent the delivery.

Partners in crime turska & Ilari deliver the pizza in a record-breaking 03:33.52, or 7:42.00 according to the ingame clock. For details on how they did it, read the authors' commentary.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]DOS Commander Keen: Episode 2 - The Earth Explodes (v1.31) in 04:59.79 by turska.
JPC-RR movie (.jrsr) (date: 2012-05-03)
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Rating: 7.3 (17 votes)
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Platform
Commander Keen 2: The Earth Explodes (1990) is the second game in the Commander Keen saga. In it, the Vorticon mothership intends to destroy Earth, and only eight-year old Billy Blaze, as Commander Keen, can save us.

Here the author beats back the Vorticon invasion in slightly under 5 minutes, leaving one to wonder why we here on Earth bother with military defense at all. It's not quite that easy though; reading the author's comments is recommended to understand the planning and manipulation required for Keen to waltz by Vorticon after Vorticon.

If you enjoy this movie, check out these other Commander Keen TASes, all by the same author.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Fastest Completion]DOS Commander Keen: Episode 5 - The Armageddon Machine (v1.4) in 02:02.46 by turska.
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Rating: 7.5 (17 votes)
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- Best ending
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Commander Keen 5: The Armageddon Machine (1991) is a part of the popular Commander Keen saga, developed by id Software. It is a direct continuation of the previous episode of Goodbye Galaxy, in which Commander Keen (Billy Blaze) has learned from the Oracle of Gnosticus IV that the evil Shikadi plan to blow up the galaxy with their doomsday device, the Omegamatic (It slices! It dices! It causes a 100,000 light year-diameter quantum explosion!). Naturally, he sets out to sabotage the machine and stop the Shikadi.

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


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]DOS Commander Keen: Episode 6 - Aliens Ate My Baby Sitter! (v1.0) in 03:20.25 by turska.
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Rating: 7.6 (19.5 votes)
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- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
Commander Keen 6: Aliens Ate My Baby Sitter is the final chapter in the Commander Keen saga. Eight-year old Billy Blaze, as Commander Keen, must save his babysitter from being eaten by Bloogs.

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


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]DOS Hocus Pocus (USA v1.1) "Episode 1" in 15:09.62 by IsraeliRD.
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Rating: 6.5 (15.5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
Hocus Pocus, published by Apogee Software (developed by Moonlight Software) in 1994 sees a "puny" dropout wizard setting on a quest to collect crystals which will make him powerful. On his way, Hocus is ignoring important information given to him by Terexin while defeating enemies and bosses so that Land of Lattice will become more safe to travel. By completing four tests, he will also be accepted into the Council of Wizards and marry Popopa, daughter of Terexin who leads the Council.

IsraeliRD completes the first of these tests in 15:09.62 minutes, while the player doesn't care about the enemies and get through a horde of them without taking a lot of damage. You can check the author's comments to learn more about his techniques.

The same player did a run for the next episode as well.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]DOS Hocus Pocus (USA v1.1) "Episode 2" in 13:48.61 by IsraeliRD.
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Submission #2983 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.5 (14.5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
Hocus Pocus, published by Apogee Software (developed by Moonlight Software) in 1994 sees a "puny" dropout wizard setting on a quest to collect crystals which will make him powerful. On his way, Hocus is ignoring important information given to him by Terexin while defeating enemies and bosses so that Land of Lattice will become more safe to travel. By completing four tests, he will also be accepted into the Council of Wizards and marry Popopa, daughter of Terexin who leads the Council.

IsraeliRD completes the second of these tests in 13:48.61 minutes, while the player doesn't care about the enemies and get through a horde of them without taking a lot of damage. You can check the author's comments to learn more about his techniques.

The same player did a run for the first episode as well.


[Tier: Stars][Fastest Completion]DOS Jetpack (1.5 freeware) in 32:22.56 by slamo.
JPC-RR movie (.jrsr) (date: 2013-10-27)
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Submission #4095 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.7 (23.5 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Platform
Award - Computer TAS of 2013
Jetpack is a platformer game (now freeware), featuring a man equipped with a jetpack which he uses for flying (if it has fuel, otherwise he can jump) and a phase shifter for temporarily getting rid of troublesome bricks. His goal is to collect all the green gems in 100 devilish stages and avoid hordes of enemies.

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

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

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


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

[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]DOS Mystic Towers (unknown v1.1) in 10:16.06 by slamo.
JPC-RR movie (.jrsr) (date: 2018-05-01)
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Rating: 6.8 (7 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: RPG
Developed by Australian company Animation F/X and published by Manaccom domestically and by Apogee Software internationally, Mystic Towers is an isometric action RPG released in 1994. You play as Baron Baldric, a geriatric wizard who must rid the twelve Lazarine Towers of all of their monsters to release his village from a curse.

slamo lifts the village's curse in record time.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]DOS Space Quest: Chapter I - The Sarien Encounter (2.2) in 00:52.04 by DrD2k9, c-square & Radiant.
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Rating: 5.3 (5.5 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Adventure
Space Quest: Chapter I - The Sarien Encounter is a humorous sci-fi adventure game made with Sierra's AGI engine. The gameplay is similar to that of King's Quest: the player navigates Roger around with the arrow keys and interacts with the game world by typing commands. There are puzzles to solve and plenty of situations where the player will have to use his wit to save Roger from death.

DrD2k9, c-square and Radiant speed through the game in record time.


Due to the sheer speed of the movie, the second set of encodes play back the movie at 1/5th of the regular speed.

[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]DOS Wolfenstein 3D (1.4) "Episode 3" in 02:47.26 by slamo.
JPC-RR movie (.jrsr) (date: 2016-06-25)
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Rating: 7.8 (11 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Shooter
Award - Computer TAS of 2016
Wolfenstein 3D is a first-person shooter developed by id Software and published by Apogee Software in 1992. It follows the mission of a World War II Allied spy, William "B.J." Blazkowicz, to take down Hitler's Nazi regime. Also known as Wolf3D, it is widely regarded as having helped popularize the first-person shooter genre on PC and is id's precursor to the wildly popular Doom series.

slamo, using various tricks, kills a modernised version of the Führer (and thus rewrites history) as fast as possible.


An alternate encode with a map display provided by the author is available right here.

[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]DOS Wolfenstein 3D (shareware 1.4) "Episode 1" in 02:41.42 by dwangoAC & slamo.
JPC-RR movie (.jrsr) (date: 2016-02-12)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Shooter
Wolfenstein 3D is a first-person shooter developed by id Software and published by Apogee Software in 1992. It follows the mission of a World War II Allied spy, William "B.J." Blazkowicz, to take down Hitler's Nazi regime. Also known as Wolf3D, it is widely regarded as having helped popularize the first-person shooter genre on PC and is id's precursor to the wildly popular Doom series.

dwangoAC and slamo escape from Castle Wolfenstein as fast as possible, using various tricks. Read the authors' comments for more details.


An alternate encode by the authors with the map display is available right here.

[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]DOS Wolfenstein 3D (1.4) "Episode 5" in 01:52.67 by slamo.
JPC-RR movie (.jrsr) (date: 2017-05-13)
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Rating: 7.0 (6 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Shooter
Wolfenstein 3D is a first-person shooter developed by id Software and published by Apogee Software in 1992. It follows the mission of a World War II Allied spy, William "B.J." Blazkowicz, to take down Hitler's Nazi regime. Also known as Wolf3D, it is widely regarded as having helped popularize the first-person shooter genre on PC and is id's precursor to the wildly popular Doom series.

slamo follows the trail of the madman and uses tricks to skip this episode's boss in order to beat it in record time. Please read the author's comments for more details.


An alternate encode with a map display provided by the author is available right here.

[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]DOS Wolfenstein 3D (1.4) "Episode 2" in 02:52.7 by slamo.
JPC-RR movie (.jrsr) (date: 2016-03-19)
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Rating: 7.7 (8.5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Shooter
Wolfenstein 3D is a first-person shooter developed by id Software and published by Apogee Software in 1992. It follows the mission of a World War II Allied spy, William "B.J." Blazkowicz, to take down Hitler's Nazi regime. Also known as Wolf3D, it is widely regarded as having helped popularize the first-person shooter genre on PC and is id's precursor to the wildly popular Doom series.

slamo utilizes diagonal dashing and careful manipulation to get through Operation: Eisenfaust as fast as possible.


An alternate encode with a map display provided by the author is available right here.

[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]DOS Wolfenstein 3D (1.4) "Episode 4" in 02:40.73 by slamo.
JPC-RR movie (.jrsr) (date: 2016-10-03)
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Rating: 7.4 (8 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Shooter
Wolfenstein 3D is a first-person shooter developed by id Software and published by Apogee Software in 1992. It follows the mission of a World War II Allied spy, William "B.J." Blazkowicz, to take down Hitler's Nazi regime. Also known as Wolf3D, it is widely regarded as having helped popularize the first-person shooter genre on PC and is id's precursor to the wildly popular Doom series.

slamo uncovers the dark secret and kills Otto in record time.


An alternate encode with a map display provided by the author is available right here.

[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]DOS Wolfenstein 3D (1.4) "Episode 6" in 03:45.93 by slamo.
JPC-RR movie (.jrsr) (date: 2017-10-08)
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Rating: 7.7 (6 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Shooter
Wolfenstein 3D is a first-person shooter developed by id Software and published by Apogee Software in 1992. It follows the mission of a World War II Allied spy, William "B.J." Blazkowicz, to take down Hitler's Nazi regime. Also known as Wolf3D, it is widely regarded as having helped popularize the first-person shooter genre on PC and is id's precursor to the wildly popular Doom series.

slamo survives the confrontation with General Fettgesicht and clears the record in record time. Please read the author's comments for more details.


An alternate encode with a map display provided by the author is available right here.

[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]DS Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why'd You Steal Our Garbage?!! (USA) in 48:44.36 by arandomgameTASer.
DeSmuME movie (.dsm) (date: 2015-09-04)
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Rating: 8.0 (9 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
Adventure Time - Hey Ice King! Why'd You Steal Our Garbage?!! is a DS game developed by WayForward, based on the popular show Adventure Time. Its gameplay is heavily inspired by Zelda II.

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


[Tier: Moons]DS Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (USA) "all souls" in 35:08.59 by Kriole.
DeSmuME movie (.dsm) (date: 2012-12-12)
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Rating: 9.1 (20 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][Notable improvement]DS Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon (USA) in 08:47.83 by ruadath.
DeSmuME movie (.dsm) (date: 2017-02-04)
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Submission #5371 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.1 (4 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
- Genre: Strategy
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon is the second remake of the original Fire Emblem, and the first Fire Emblem game for DS. The story follows the Altean prince Marth on a quest to win back his home kingdom and save his kidnapped sister. Characters and chapters that were omitted in the original game and the first remake were introduced in this title.

This is an improvement of 3 minutes and 18.01 seconds over the previous movie. Please read the author's comments for more details.


[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]DS Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days (USA) in 2:33:37.01 by arandomgameTASer.
DeSmuME movie (.dsm) (date: 2015-09-01)
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Rating: 7.4 (8 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: RPG
Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days is the first 3D handheld Kingdom Hearts game, released in North America in 2009. It follows Roxas during his time working for Organization XIII.

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


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

[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]DS Kingdom Hearts Re:coded (USA v1.0) in 1:41:02.94 by arandomgameTASer.
DeSmuME movie (.dsm) (date: 2014-10-08)
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Rating: 7.4 (9 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: RPG
Kingdom Hearts Re:coded is a remake of the mobile game Kingdom Hearts coded, released in North America in 2011. It is notable for combining many elements from previous handheld games in the Kingdom Hearts series, in particular 358/2 Days and Birth by Sleep.

In this run, watch as arandomgameTASer dodges, lunges, and yells his way through the game's various Disney inspired levels, abusing a surprising number of bugs and tricks along the way. Let's hope Sora finds a good masseuse.


All encodes of this run come with the author's lengthy commentary. The YouTube encode removes the credits and its associated ending theme for copyright reasons.

[Tier: Moons]DS Kirby: Canvas Curse (USA) in 25:45.53 by GloriousLiar.
DeSmuME movie (.dsm) (date: 2016-12-08)
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Submission #5309 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.9 (12.5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Puzzle
Award - Speedy TAS of 2016
Kirby: Canvas Curse is one of many sequels in the Kirby franchise. In this installment, Kirby and the inhabitants of Dream Land are all turned into paint by the witch Drawcia, with Kirby being stuck as a limbless ball. Players must guide Kirby through various stages via the DS touchpad.

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


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Fastest Completion][Has commentary]DS Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time (Europe) in 1:52:56.29 by Migu.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time is a role-playing video game developed by AlphaDream and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo DS in 2005.

The game follows Mario, Luigi, Baby Mario and Baby Luigi as they travel through time in order to rescue Princess Peach from the Shroobs.

This improves the previous run by 1:27:58.28 thanks to a a few major glitches such as entering the Shroob Castle early.


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

[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]DS Mega Man ZX Advent (USA) in 1:19:26.35 by Mothrayas.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Mega Man ZX Advent is the second game in the Mega Man ZX series. What's so different between the classic series and ZX Advent? First, you get to choose between a male (Grey) and a female (Ashe) character. Then, instead of stealing weapons from the bosses, the player steals the boss itself! Instead of switching between weapons, the player switches between forms using the Biometal Model A. Finally, the player has less freedom to pick the stages of his choice.

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


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


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]DS Metroid Prime Pinball (USA) in 03:59.63 by Mothrayas.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
In this spin-off game based on Metroid Prime, Samus gets knocked and rolled around a pinball table in Morph Ball form. The table contains Metroids, which can latch onto her and suck away health. Tables initially include the surface of Tallon IV, the Pirate Frigate, the Phazon Mines, and Phendrana Drifts, though more can be unlocked by finding and collecting Artifacts, which are found by destroying Space Pirates and other dangerous creatures in certain missions.

In this TAS, Mothrayas extensively uses the game's nudging mechanic to give additional momentum and control to the ball's trajectory, along with crazy pinball action to collect the twelve Chozo Artifacts and beat the final boss as fast as possible.


[Tier: Moons]DS Pokémon: Pearl Version (USA) in 2:18:17.97 by Fortranm & MKDasher.
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- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Forgoes a time-saving restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Pokémon: Pearl Version is part of the 4th generation of Pokémon games, after Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald. For the first time in the main series, it features 3D graphics and online play over the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. In addition, there are 107 new Pokémon to catch.

Although it is possible to warp large distances within the game by using out-of-bounds glitches, making it possible to skip directly to the end, this movie refrains from saving and resetting, which is required to perform that sort of long-distance warp. However, glitches are used for other purposes, such as bypassing obstacles.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion][Has commentary]DS Pokémon: Pearl Version (USA) "Void glitch" in 53:01.39 by MKDasher.
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- Major skip glitch
- Final boss skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
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Pokémon: Pearl Version is part of the 4th generation of Pokémon games, after Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald. For the first time in the main series, it features 3D graphics and online play over the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. In addition, there are 107 new Pokémon to catch.

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


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

[Tier: Stars]DS Super Scribblenauts (USA) "playaround" in 1:01:52.63 by Chef Stef & Kiwisauce.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
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- Genre: Puzzle
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Super Scribblenauts is the sequel to Scribblenauts, a puzzle game for the DS consisting of spawning any object from a database of thousands of possibilities (from "chair" to "God") to solve given situations. It is fundamentally the same game with two major novelties: the possibility to add adjectives (a color, a size, a state, etc.) to the objects we want to summon and the possibility to use the D-Pad to control Maxwell, the protagonist of both games, in addition to the touch screen, the only possible input method in the first installment.

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


[Tier: Vault]DS Touch! Gostop DS (Korea) "100%" in 17:15.72 by perfectacle.
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- Genre: Strategy
Touch! Gostop DS is a handheld version of the popular Korean card game Gostop, developed and published by CTGAME Entertainment in 2008.

In this run, perfectacle carefully manipulates luck to beat every ranked opponent as quickly as possible. For each opponent, a minimum amount of points must be obtained before being able to move on to the next one. Clever strategy and use of auto-wins are also used to rack up multipliers and obtain extravagant high scores in a remarkably short period.


[Tier: Moons]FDS The Legend of Zelda (FDS v1.0) "2nd quest, game end glitch" in 03:06.46 by TASeditor, Masterjun & sockfolder.
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- Final boss skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Executes arbitrary code
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Second quest/Post game-completion
- Uses a level password
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
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The second quest of The Legend of Zelda is what you get by having completed the game once. It is more difficult than the first quest. In this movie, the authors enter ZELDA as the player's name to start the 2nd quest without having to complete the game first.

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

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


[Tier: Moons]GBA Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising (USA) in 1:08:21.25 by fetofs.
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- Genre: Strategy
In the second game of this popular series, the four warring countries from the original game find themselves uniting against a common foe who, at the game's opening, has almost completely overrun the planet.

With the help of carefully devised strategies, a little bit of luck manipulation, and moving the cursor at inhuman speed, the author repels this planetary invasion over the course of slightly more than an hour.

Reading the author's comments is strongly recommended to help keep track of what's going on.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Fastest Completion]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "warp glitch" in 05:07.56 by klmz.
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Final boss skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
The Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow main quest TAS has become even more glitched. Using an obscure out-of-room travel technique involving in-game saving and subsequent dying, klmz plows through the game with the confident pace of a cold-blooded killing machine in a little under seven minutes — a whole minute and 8.13 seconds faster than the previous movie by the same author!

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

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


[Tier: Moons]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "Julius mode, all bosses" in 11:52.03 by hellagels, KSeptuple & Pike.
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- Uses warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Platform
Normally a solar eclipse isn't a dangerous event, but for Soma Cruz being sucked through a portal and into Dracula's castle during one will turn his day into a total nightmare. As Soma you must venture through the castle and find a way out. As you do so, you will discover the true meaning behind the event, and why Dracula has risen yet again.

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

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

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


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


[Tier: Moons]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) in 20:58.62 by Kriole.
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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: Stars][Recommended for newcomers][Notable improvement]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "all souls" in 17:06.41 by Fz-Last, klmz & Pike.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
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Everyone who has at least once attempted to gather a soul from each of the 120 different enemies in Aria of Sorrow, especially during a speedrun, knows the frustration it incurs after a hundredth failed attempt to get the required drop. That just makes this all-souls TAS, played on hard mode, even more impressive.

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

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


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

[Tier: Moons]GBA Castlevania: Circle of the Moon (USA) in 21:40.22 by Cardboard.
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- 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 Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance (USA) "Simon, Hard, Boss Rush" in 07:51.27 by Robert_Ordis.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance is the second Castlevania game to appear on the Game Boy Advance. Juste Belmont and his friend Maxim are drawn to the newly resurrected Dracula's Castle in order to save their mutual friend Lydie, although it remains to be seen who will be saving whom.

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


[Tier: Vault]GBA Dokapon Monster Hunter (USA) in 23:54.63 by Trask.
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- Genre: RPG
Dokapon Monster Hunter is a RPG with a combat system based on Rock Paper Scissors. This leads to massive luck abuse in a Tool Assisted run. The hero never takes any damage while eliminating every boss in a single round. More detailed notes are available in the author's comments.

[Tier: Vault]GBA Doraemon: Midori no Wakusei Dokidoki Daikyuushutsu! (JPN) in 26:07.67 by PGCX864.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
Doraemon is an Action game, developed by Mobile 21 and published by Epoch, which was released in Japan in 2001.

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


[Tier: Moons]GBA Drill Dozer (USA) in 1:50:02.03 by Mittenz.
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- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
Drill Dozer is a 2D adventure platformer developed by Gamefreak and released for the Gameboy Advance in 2005 and released to the Wii U virtual console in 2015. You play as Jill and her drill dozer. Jill’s dad is the leader of a gang of thieves. He was recently beaten up by a rival gang and had the red diamond Jill’s deceased mother left Jill stolen. With her dad out of commission it’s up to Jill to retrieve the diamond.

[Tier: Moons]GBA Final Fantasy Tactics Advance (USA) in 2:50:37.76 by hejops.
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- Genre: RPG
- Genre: Strategy
- Genre: Board
Final Fantasy Tactics Advance is a strategy role-playing game for the Game Boy Advance. The gameplay is similar to the original Final Fantasy Tactics for the PlayStation. The player controls up to six units in grid-like, turn-based battles. For the most part, players are free to decide the party's jobs and abilities.

This run uses extreme amounts of luck manipulation to beat the game in less than 3 hours.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Fire Emblem (USA) in 1:25:02.9 by Rolanmen1 & Nitrodon.
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- Genre: RPG
- Genre: Strategy
Fire Emblem is the seventh game in the series of strategy RPGs, and the first to be given a release outside Japan. When Eliwood discovers his father is missing, he sets out to find him, but what he discovers is far more amazing and terrifying than he ever imagined.

With carefully planned strategy, the runners complete this game in a timely manner, knocking off the entirety of the first modes available in a mere 140 turns.

Note: You can watch a version with animations turned on here.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Fire Emblem: Fuuin no Tsurugi (JPN) in 1:02:42.05 by Toothache.
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- Genre: RPG
- Genre: Strategy
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Fire Emblem: Fūin no Tsurugi (ファイアーエムブレム封印の剣) is the 6th game in the Fire Emblem tactical series and the first on the Game Boy Advance console. Like other games in the series, it features a tactical combat system which can be heavily manipulated by a tool-assisted run.

A huge amount of route planning was required to ensure that this run is as fast as possible; detailed analyses of each chapter can be found in the authors' comments.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones (USA) in 1:08:51.2 by Vykan12.
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: RPG
- Genre: Strategy
The Fire Emblem series is popular for its tactical-role-playing element. This is the eighth installment of the series, usually taking many hours to finish and hundreds of turns.

In this playthrough, Vykan12 takes the game one step further, playing on the hardest setting - this takes a couple of minutes longer than the previous version, but reduces the turn count to a mere 93 turns.


[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]GBA Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (USA/Europe) in 56:17.96 by DaJaWi.
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- Genre: Adventure
As one of the many video game adaptations of the Harry Potter series, this adventure game for the GBA sticks fairly closely to the plot of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone as Harry attends his first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Despite the large number of adaptations out there, at the start of 2015 this is only the first Harry Potter game to receive a movie on TASVideos.

This game has gameplay and mechanics that differ from the Harry Potter games on any other console, and was notorious for its infuriating pit and platform puzzles, but in this movie it is hard to tell what all the fuss was about. With precise spell usage, a little enemy manipulation, and the aid of some prefects who clearly need an eye-test, the game is completed in a little under an hour.


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

[Tier: Moons]GBA Hikaru no Go (JPN v1.0) in 12:05.63 by pirohiko.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Strategy
Hikaru no Go was published serially in "Weekly Shonen Jump" for "NARUTO" and the same period. And the animated cartoon was produced as well as "NARUTO" by "Studio Pierrot". When the comic was serialized, "the game of Go" became a boom among children in Japan.

This movie is highly recommended for those who know the Go game, because it does play around with AI, making it do the most absurd moves possible, which still serves the main goal - speed.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Keitai Denjuu Telefang 2: Speed Version (JPN) in 1:25:25.26 by jlun2.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Keitai Denjuu Telefang 2 is the Game Boy Advance sequel to the first Telefang game. Taking place in a different part of the Denjuu world from the first one, this game shares some qualities with Telefang 1. The battle system is similar, as is the gathering-phone-numbers system, but a good deal of things are quite different from the original.

The game follows a blue-haired protagonist (named by the player, but originally called Kyou) as he journeys on his quest to become a T-Fanger. Along the way, he encounters Diabolos, who is not content with humans entering the Denjuu universe and so is killing off the Antenna Trees, thereby cutting off access to the Human World.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories (USA) in 1:19:09.77 by Doc Skellington.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: RPG
Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories is the second Kingdom Hearts game released, detailing Sora's encounters in the mysterious Castle Oblivion.

In this run, Doc Skellington heavily abuses luck for nearly everything, beating the game in about the time it would normally take one to finish the first level.


The YouTube encode removes the credits and its associated ending theme for copyright reasons.

[Tier: Moons]GBA Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories (USA) "Reverse/Rebirth" in 47:48.03 by Doc Skellington.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Second quest/Post game-completion
- Genre: Action
- Genre: RPG
Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories is the second Kingdom Hearts game released, detailing Sora's encounters in the mysterious Castle Oblivion.

This run is done on Reverse/Rebirth, which is Riku's campaign. The author, Doc Skellington, heavily abuses luck for nearly everything, beating the game in about the time it would normally take one to finish the first level. More information can be found in the author's comments.


The YouTube encode removes the credits and its associated ending theme for copyright reasons.

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

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


[Tier: Moons]GBA Mega Man Battle Network (USA) in 55:40.65 by Bag of Magic Food.
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- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: RPG
Imagine Mega Man as an RPG set in an alternate universe where he and his fellow robots aren't robots but computer programs, and you end up with this series - but even this unique take on the premise is no barrier to continuing TASVideos' long history of quality Mega Man runs.

If you care to know more about the run, be sure to read the extremely long set of author's comments (which comprise, in fact, the longest such set of comments on the site - you have been warned). We also have a run for the second game in the series.


[Tier: Vault]GBA Mega Man Battle Network 2 (USA) in 1:38:35.28 by mtvf1.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: RPG
The Mega Man Battle Network series envisions Mega Man and his friends and enemies as computer programs rather than robots. It also changes gameplay from platformer to RPG, with battle mechanics similar to collectible card games.

In the second game, Lan and Mega Man are fighting a terrorist organization called Gospel, but this TAS divulges little of the plot. The author, mtvf1, races through the game, avoiding unnecessary random battles and precisely manipulating battle chip winnings and order to quickly overcome all foes. He also improves his previous movie by 2:05.93 minutes.

We also have a run for the first game in the series.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]GBA Mega Man Zero 3 (USA) in 56:31.7 by hellagels.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
The third game in the Megaman Zero subseries takes place two months after its predecessor.

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

This run is 28.25 seconds faster than the previous version.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Metal Slug Advance (USA) "100%" in 38:50.38 by mtvf1.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Shooter
Metal Slug Advance is an action shooter game from the popular series Metal Slug. In it, you are a recruit for Peregrine Falcon, training on an unnamed island with limited equipment. All seems to be going as planned, but when General Morden's troops invade the island, captures many of your allies, and attempts to build a base, you must rise to the task of fending off the approaching army.

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

This run aims for 100% completion, which completes all stages and collects all the cards. This requires replaying many stages to accomplish different goals. There is also one death in the movie, because one card is obtained by dying. See the submission comments for more details.

You can also see runs of Metal Slug, Metal Slug X, Metal Slug 3, Metal Slug 4, and Metal Slug 7. You can also watch an any% run which does not collect all the cards.


Besides the main YouTube encode featured here, there is an alternate one with a HUD that displays gameplay statistics such as enemy HP, number of cards obtained, and the protagonist's X and Y position.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Pokémon: Emerald Version (USA) in 2:12:33.24 by GoddessMaria.
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- 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.


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[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]GBA Pokémon: Emerald Version (USA) "Pomeg glitch" in 1:16:12.27 by GoddessMaria.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Pokémon: Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald form the third generation of Pokémon, after Pokémon: Gold and Silver. Noticeable differences include the graphics and interface, Pokémon abilities, and running shoes that allow the player to move around much faster in the overworld before getting the bike.

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


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[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]GBA Pokémon: FireRed Version (USA) in 1:44:17.34 by MKDasher.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Pokémon: FireRed Version is an enhanced version of the original Pokémon: Red Version. Many glitches have been removed, and the random mechanics behind wild encounters have changed. This leads to very different strategies compared to our fastest runs on the original generation of games, and as a result, runs of this game see much more of the plot.

Watch as MKDasher crushes this game using Clefable (the first evolved form of Clefairy) and lots of luck manipulation. This run improves the previous version by over 2 minutes by fighting most battles with Clefable instead of Squirtle and using Metronome (which picks a random move to use from all moves in the game) against the Elite Four.


There is also an encode here that contains interesting data like PP left for each move, Pokémon stats, and some commentary on the run alongside the video.

[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]GBA Pokémon: Ruby Version (USA) in 1:31:45.43 by FractalFusion & GoddessMaria.
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- 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 outside overworld before getting the bike.

FractalFusion and GoddessMaria complete the game in a mere 1:31:45, 3 minutes and 22 seconds faster than the previous Sapphire Version run. Instead of using Machop/Machoke, this run now uses Taillow/Swellow, which is obtained far earlier in the game, also has Guts as an ability, and has powerful moves early on and throughout. The movie also uses advanced methods of luck manipulation with the help of RNG analysis. For more details, see the submission text.


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[Tier: Moons]GBA Shining Soul (USA) in 49:46.88 by DarkKobold.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: RPG
Shining Soul is an Action RPG by Atlus. It is the first 'Shining' game to not be produced by Camelot Software Planning, and thus is not considered canon in the 'Shining' universe. However, the game serves as an internal homage to much of the 'Shining' series. All of the bosses are major villains from a previous 'Shining' game.

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


[Tier: Vault][Has commentary]GBA Shining Soul II (USA) in 1:12:02.43 by DarkKobold.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Shining Soul II is the last 'Shining' title to reach American shores, and the author's 5th 'Shining' TAS on the site. Unlike some previous games in the series, this game and its prequel play more like traditional Action-RPGs. This game, like its prequel, allows the player to pick a character type. In this run, the character chosen was a ninja, for his ability to use speed magic.

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

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


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

[Tier: Moons]GBA Snood (USA) "Time Attack Mode" in 05:51.02 by theenglishman.
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- Genre: Puzzle
Snood is a puzzle game that blatantly rips off inspired by Bust-a-Move/Puzzle Bobble with very similar gameplay. Originally released for the PC as freeware, it has since been licensed and ported to several platforms.

This movie by theenglishman plays the Time Attack mode so quickly that you might not be able to tell what's going on.


[Tier: Vault]GBA Sonic Battle (USA) "Challenge Mode" in 05:42.97 by dekutony.
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Fighting
Sonic Battle is a pseudo-fighting game, akin to Super Smash Bros. from Nintendo. Rather than being 3D side-scrolling, this game employs a 3D isometric view – not a static, sprite-based field though, it is comprised of actual texture-mapped polygons. The character sprites are 2D though, and while you think it wouldn't work – it does.

dekutony doesn't even break a sweat and completes Challenge Mode as Shadow in record time.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Tekken Advance (USA) "Tag Battle" in 07:38.97 by AKheon.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Fighting
Tekken Advance appears to be a good handheld port of the original arcade and PSX series, maintaining the Tekken spirit and physics despite the omission of some moves and characters.

AKheon plays around with another fighting game and, as always, succeeds in creating something impressive. This movie plays the game's unique Tag Battle mode, which allows the player to use 3 characters for each fight and switch between them at any time.

For more of Tekken Advance, see the run of the main mode.


[Tier: Vault]GBA Tekken Advance (USA) in 01:40.86 by AKheon.
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Fighting
Tekken Advance is a fighting game in the Tekken series. While it is not considered canon to the Tekken storyline, it follows the events of Tekken 3 and includes most of the characters. It also features new stun mechanics.

This run, done using the hardest difficulty and one round per opponent, uses careful luck manipulation and Paul's powerful Burning Fist to take out everyone as fast as possible. Input is ended early to show the founder of the King of Iron Fist tournament unable to hit an opponent who isn't even fighting back.

For more Tekken runs that aim for fastest time, see the Tekken 2 or Tekken 3 runs for the PlayStation.


[Tier: Stars][Fastest Completion]GBA Zook Man ZX4 (China) in 20:31.36 by FatRatKnight, pirate_sephiroth, Exonym, keylie, lapogne36, Grincevent, Arcree, Tompa, Mothrayas, Masterjun, Lord Tom & ThunderAxe31.
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- Final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Zook Man ZX4 (路克人ZX4) is a Game Boy Advance game by Vast Fame and the third known game in their Zook series. It is based loosely on the Rockman X games.

The game spans eight levels including an intro stage and a final boss rush. Several enemies are taken from Rockman X and Rockman 8, with the bosses being either recycled from previous Zook Hero games or being edits from other official Megaman games. The main character's design is based off of X.

This game was run as part of TASVideos' Dream Team Contest 6, and this TAS was built on a combination of multiple submissions of said contest - hence the high number of authors.


[Tier: Vault]GBC Doug's Big Game (USA) in 03:39.91 by Jigwally.
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- Genre: Action
Doug's Big Game immerses the gamer in the world of Doug and his alter-ego Quailman in an action-packed adventure to find the missing Patti Mayonnaise. Players can collect power-ups to max out Quailman's powers, unleash the mighty Quaileye, and save the day.

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

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


[Tier: Moons]GBC Keitai Denjuu Telefang: Speed Version (JPN) in 1:59:14.49 by hejops.
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Keitai Denjū Telefang (携帯電獣テレファング) is a series of video games produced by Natsume and published by Smilesoft. The games are monster-battling games, where the player contacts various creatures using a cell phone-like device called a D-Shot in order to get them to battle the foes he or she will encounter. The name of the series derives from Keitai, which is Japanese for "cell phone," since phoning creatures is an integral part of the game, and "fang," to symbolize the various beasts involved.

Passwords (phone numbers) can be used to obtain very strong Denjuu, but are not used in this run. There's also a way to beat this game insanely fast with the use of major glitches, like this other movie we have for this game does, but those aren't used in this run either.


[Tier: Vault]GBC Keitai Denjuu Telefang: Speed Version (JPN) "map glitch" in 07:12.5 by jlun2 & MisterChess.
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Keitai Denjū Telefang (携帯電獣テレファング) is a series of video games produced by Natsume and published by Smilesoft. The games are monster-battling games, where the player contacts various creatures using a cell phone-like device called a D-Shot in order to get them to battle the foes he or she will encounter. The name of the series derives from Keitai, which is Japanese for "cell phone," since phoning creatures is an integral part of the game, and "fang," to symbolize the various beasts involved.

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


[Tier: Vault]GBC Konami GB Collection Vol. 1: Castlevania: The Adventure (Europe) in 14:58.7 by arukAdo.
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Set before the events of the first two NES games, the player gets to play as Christopher Belmont, one of Simon's ancestors.

Unlike most Castlevania games, there are no sub-weapons, and the player loses whip upgrades upon damage. Additionally, the Castlevania Game Boy games, unlike their NES counterparts, have ropes and moving spike walls instead of stairs.

This game, being one of the first to come out for the Game Boy, was programmed poorly, exhibiting lots of lag, and also suffers from poor jump controls. Seizing upon that, the level designers took it upon themselves to create fake difficulty by requiring pixel perfect jumps throughout.

In this movie, arukAdo eliminates lag by killing enemies as they appear on screen, destroying candles, collecting coins, and ducking when possible. In addition to that, luck is manipulated via pausing to prevent certain enemies from appearing or to force bosses to enter attack range sooner.

Note: The Konami Collection version was used instead of the original, as it lags a bit less, and is also fully colored.


[Tier: Moons]GBC Mega Man Xtreme 2 (USA) in 27:06.62 by Mothrayas.
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Mega Man Xtreme 2, like its predecessor game Mega Man Xtreme, pretty much copies content and bosses from the main line of Mega Man X games. However, Xtreme 2 gets ideas and designs from a much wider range of games, ranging all the way from Mega Man X to Mega Man X5. For instance, there is a Parts system allowing upgrades to your characters. However, there is also an original story (though it's still as silly as many Mega Man storylines), along with some new stage designs and bosses.

In this game, both X and Zero are playable. Zero is mostly used at the beginning and ending of the game, while X is used mostly in the middle of the game. Both characters get damage-boosting parts from the shop to defeat bosses incredibly quickly. For more information, see the detailed submission comments.


This run starts from a save file in order to unlock "Xtreme Mode", which allows visiting all of the game's stages and battles in one run. Runs that start from SRAM are not normally allowed; see the Movie Rules for more on this.

[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]GBC Pokémon: Blue Version (USA/Europe) "warp glitch" in 10:12.0 by gifvex.
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- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Pokémon: Blue 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.

See this movie played back on the Game Boy Player.


[Tier: Vault][Notable improvement][Console-verified]GBC Pokémon: Blue Version (USA/Europe) "Gotta Catch 'Em All!" in 37:55.33 by luckytyphlosion.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
Pokémon: Blue 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 around 10 minutes 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.

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


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Fastest Completion]GBC Pokémon: Crystal Version (USA/Europe v1.0) "save glitch" in 04:12.68 by gifvex.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Pokémon: Gold, Silver and Crystal from the second generation of Pokémon, after Red Version and Blue Version. New features include full color, a new region called Johto, and 100 all new Pokémon.

In this run, gifvex manipulates luck and abuses bugs to corrupt the save data while not encountering a single wild Pokémon! For more information, see the author's comments.


[Tier: Moons]GBC Pokémon: Gold Version (USA/Europe) in 2:54:27.15 by FractalFusion.
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- 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][Fastest Completion]GBC Pokémon: Silver Version (USA/Europe) "Coin Case glitch" in 30:39.49 by MrWint.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Pokémon: Silver Version takes place 3 years after Blue, Red and Yellow, and puts the player in a brand new world: Johto. The gameplay is very similar to the previous games, but with several improvements, including new functions for the player's PokéGear, a Pokédex that can now be sorted by evolution type, and of course, new Pokémon.

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

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


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified][Has commentary]GBC Pokémon: Yellow Version (USA/Europe) in 1:36:42.31 by TiKevin83.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes warps
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Forgoes save data corruption
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Pokémon: Yellow 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 games can be completed in less than one minute of in-game time by save data corruption as shown by this run, and completed in around 10 minutes 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 TiKevin83 refrains from using any memory corrupting glitches and beats the game in a little over an hour and half. The Pokédoll trick is used to skip a dungeon in the game, but that is considered a minor developer oversight and does not corrupt the memory.


The author provided video commentary for this movie that can be viewed here.


This movie has been adjusted to synchronize on the real console, as well as on the 2.3 release of Bizhawk. The resynced movie is linked alongside the main one, and is called tikevin83-pokemonyellow-consoleverified. The author provided a commentary video for this resync that can be seen here. For more information, see the canceled submission, whose movie was added in this publication.

[Tier: Vault]GBC Pokémon Trading Card Game (USA) in 21:30.96 by Blazephlozard.
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Pokémon Trading Card Game is the video game incarnation of the popular Pokémon Trading Card Game (Pokémon TCG).

[Tier: Moons]GBC The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages (USA) in 1:20:44.32 by Scorpianman42.
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The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages is the time-themed counterpart to Oracle of Seasons. In it, the Oracle of Ages, Nayru, is possessed by Veran, Sorceress of Shadows. Link must travel throughout Labrynna's past and present to collect the 8 Essences of Time, power up the Harp of Ages, and defeat Veran.

[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]GBC The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons (USA) in 1:25:57.22 by Swordless Link & Tompa.
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The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons is a Game Boy Color game that carries over much of the graphics from Link's Awakening. Surprisingly, much of the game engine is completely different and developed by Capcom. In it, the Oracle of Seasons, Din, is kidnapped by Onox, General of Darkness. Link must travel throughout both Holdrum and Subrosia to collect the 8 Essences of Nature, power up the Rod of Seasons, and defeat Onox.

This game has been attempted by various authors over the past 5 years. Finally, SwordlessLink, along with Tompa, who joined the project after dungeon 4, beat this legendary game in 1:25:57.21 primarily through the use of pitwalking, Pegasus Seeds, and enemy manipulation. Please see the authors' notes for more details.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]GBC Tintin in Tibet (Europe) in 15:10.53 by Mothrayas.
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Tintin in Tibet is a typical licensed platform/puzzle game, originally released in 1994 in Europe for the SNES, GB, PC, Genesis and Game Gear. The Game Boy version was ported to the Game Boy Color in 2001, which is the version played in this run.

The game consists of 15 stages, with such variety as run right for justice platformers, autoscrollers, gameplay shifts, puzzles, minigames, and just a little actual platforming. The game is somewhat infamous for being hard due to very unlenient enemy hitboxes and the combination of tricky platforming and quirky physics.

In this run, Mothrayas uses precise movement and luck manipulation to beat the game in a little over 15 minutes.


[Tier: Vault]GBC Winnie the Pooh: Adventures in the 100 Acre Wood (USA) in 10:23.55 by TheWinslinator.
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Winnie the Pooh: Adventures in the 100 Acre Wood is an adventure game developed by NewKidCo and published by NewKidCo and Disney Interactive. It was released in North America in April 2000 for the Game Boy Color.

The game follows Winnie the Pooh as he interacts with other characters in the wood. Most of the game uses a board game structure, where the player rolls a dice and draws cards to move around on the map in an attempt to explore the wood. The game is aimed at a younger demographic and was designed to be simple. It was the first Winnie the Pooh game to be released on a video game console.


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

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


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

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

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


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

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


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Fastest Completion]GB Mega Man IV (JPN) in 34:55.45 by Tremane.
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- Genre: Platform
Mega Man IV, known as Rockman World 4 (ロックマンワールド4) in Japan, is the fourth installment of the Mega Man handheld series. The game continues the quest of the protagonist, Mega Man, in a never-ending struggle with his arch-nemesis, Dr. Wily. As with previous Game Boy releases, the game incorporates gameplay elements and bosses from two sequential Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) games: Mega Man 4 and Mega Man 5.

This is an improvement to the predecessor movie by 57.89 seconds.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]GB Mega Man V (JPN) in 39:21.26 by Tremane & Mothrayas.
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This is the final installment of classic Mega Man games on the Game Boy, and the first Super Game Boy Mega Man game. Unlike the four earlier Game Boy games which copied a lot from their NES counterparts, Mega Man V has all new enemies and bosses: you fight the Stardroids, robots from outer space named after the planets of the solar system (note that Pluto was considered a planet at the time). Unlike every other classic Mega Man game, Dr. Wily is not the final boss and our hero uses the Mega Arm instead of the Mega Buster.

Tremane and Mothrayas improve the previous movie by 41.83 seconds, thanks to overall better lag management, sub-pixel optimisation, as well as new tricks and strategy changes.


[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]GB Pokémon: Blue and Red Version (USA/Europe) "Coop Diploma" in 3:48:04.1 by MrWint.
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- Genre: RPG
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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][Fastest Completion]GB Pokémon: Red Version (USA/Europe) "save glitch" in 01:09.95 by MrWint.
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- 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][Fastest Completion]GB Rolan's Curse (USA) "game end glitch" in 04:23.4 by ThunderAxe31.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Final boss skip glitch
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
Rolan's Curse is like a simplified version of the NES Legend of Zelda with slower gameplay and more restricted game world, resulting in a primitive hack-and-slash experience. Nevertheless, there exists an interesting storyline: The kingdom of Rolan has been invaded by the forces of some evil being called Barius. However, in this movie the final boss is never actually seen. Instead of meeting Barius face to face, the hero dies while defeating the first level boss. The game then decides to freak out and end right there, declaring the rest of the story unnecessary.

While this run appears to be slower than the previously published movie due to more accurate emulation, it is in fact faster by 0.36 seconds if emulation differences are not accounted for.


[Tier: Vault]GB Rolan's Curse II (USA) in 21:17.38 by hejops.
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: RPG
In Rolan's Curse II, a single player takes control of a brave knight destined to once again destroy King Barius' forces and restore peace to Rolan. This time, however, the player can take along a number of items for a quick boost when they're in big trouble. The player can also level up, perform magic, and fly to certain points on the map. The player can also take along up to three allies and switch between them as the situation warrants.

hejops defeats Lord Barius in record time.


[Tier: Vault]GB Tiny Toon Adventures: Babs' Big Break (JPN) in 15:23.2 by x2poet.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Platform
Tiny Toon Adventures: Babs' Big Break was the first Tiny Toon Adventures-related game released on the Nintendo Game Boy.

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

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


[Tier: Moons]GC Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles (USA) "all dungeons" in 1:54:13.4 by Wobmiar.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: RPG
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles is an action role playing game developed by The Game Designers Studio and published by Square Enix in 2003 for the Nintendo GameCube. This was the first Final Fantasy game to include real-time fighting, which has since become a staple of Final Fantasy games. It was also the first Final Fantasy game to be published on a Nintendo console since Final Fantasy VI on the SNES.

Wobmiar improves upon the previous publication by nearly five minutes thanks to new strategies and movement optimizations.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]GC Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (JPN) in 2:16:52.63 by Malleoz.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door is an RPG made by Nintendo and is the second game in the Paper Mario series following Paper Mario for the Nintendo 64. It incorporates a world made of paper and turn-based battles, much like its predecessor. In it, Peach asks Mario to help find a treasure hidden in Rogueport. When he arrives, she is missing as usual, and he must collect 7 Crystal Stars to save her and open the Thousand-Year Door to collect the treasure.

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


[Tier: Vault]GC Resident Evil 2 (USA) "Leon A" in 42:43.43 by Uroboros.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
Resident Evil 2, known in Japan as Biohazard 2 is a 1998 survival horror video game originally released for the PlayStation. Developed by Capcom as the second installment in the Resident Evil series, its story takes place two months after the events of the first game, Resident Evil.

This run beats Scenario A of the GameCube version of the game, that features support for the vibration and analog control functions, as well as a new unlockable minigame called "Extreme Battle", and a "Rookie" mode that enables the player to start the main story with a powerful weapon that features infinite ammunition.


[Tier: Moons]GC Resident Evil 4 (USA) "The Mercenaries: Castle" in 13:44.33 by Ubercapitalist.
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- Aims for maximum score
- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Maximum kills
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Single level
- Second quest/Post game-completion
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Action
Resident Evil 4 features a completely new story and an innovative "over-the-shoulder" third person perspective that replaces the fixed camera system of the previous three Resident Evil games.

Special agent Leon Kennedy is on a mission to rescue Ashley Graham, the daughter of the U.S. President, from a sinister cult in a remote rural part of Europe. Leon must fight hordes of violent villagers and mutated monsters on his way to save her.

The Mercenaries is an unlockable minigame in Resident Evil 4. It is unlocked by completing the main game regardless of difficulty.

The objective of the game is to kill enemies to earn points before the evacuation chopper arrives in the allotted time.

In this run, Ubercapitalist plays through the Castle level of The Mercenaries game mode using Wesker. He obtains the maximum amount of kills and the highest score using multiple weapons and major amount of luck and spawn manipulation. Ubercapitalist explains in great detail his process in the submission text.

For those who want to watch the run without all of those item pickups, Ubercapitalist has provided an "Artist's Cut" of the movie here.


[Tier: Stars]GC Sonic Adventure 2: Battle (USA) "Hero Story" in 27:12.38 by THC98 & itsPersonnal.
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- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
Award - Nintendo 3D TAS of 2015
A complete conversion of Sonic Adventure 2 from the Dreamcast, with additional features exclusive to the GameCube.

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

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


[Tier: Vault]GC TMNT: Mutant Melee (USA) "100%" in 2:42:38.18 by Dimon12321.
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- 100% completion
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Fighting
TMNT: Mutant Melee (released as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Melee in PAL regions) is a 3D fighting game based on the 2003 animated series. Whilst the combat system is similar to previous games based on the same series, TMNT: Mutant Melee is more arena-focused.

Here, author Dimon12321 presents a tool-assisted, shell-raising journey through all 170 levels of the game's Adventure Story mode.


Note: There are also lossless encodes and encodes at additional resolutions available in the discussion thread.

[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Fastest Completion]GC Tony Hawk's Underground (USA) in 44:11.8 by The Packle.
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Uses death to save time
- Uses warps
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Sport
Tony Hawk's Underground is a skateboarding-adventure video game published by Activision in 2003, the fifth entry in the Tony Hawk series.

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

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

In this run, The Packle improves upon the previous publication by over three and a half minutes thanks to a new glitch involving custom tricks which eliminates most of the RNG this game has to offer.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]Genesis Blades of Vengeance "warps" in 05:02.71 by Kiske.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
Blades of Vengeance is a platform game incorporating light RPG elements and character styling, reminiscent of Gods by The Bitmap Brothers. The Dark Lady has unleashed hordes of monsters whom the protagonist must slay. The player can choose from three main characters - the Huntress, Warrior and Sorcerer, all of which have different abilities. Throughout the game the player has the option to improve their powers by collecting armour and weapons (such as a mace and a crossbow) or by using spells. Each of the eight stages ends with a boss.

[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]Genesis Castle of Illusion: Starring Mickey Mouse (USA) in 17:33.03 by Aglar.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
Castle of Illusion is one of the earlier games for the Genesis. Mickey must collect seven jewels to reach the final boss and save Minnie. He attacks enemies either by flinging apples at them, or by smothering them with his cast-iron buttocks.

This run is around 50 seconds faster than the previous run, thanks to new tricks/glitches and better optimisation. Please read the author's comments for more information on the new tricks and glitches.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Fastest Completion]Genesis Comix Zone (USA) in 08:38.67 by Archanfel.
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- Best ending
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Fighting
Comix Zone is a 1995 beat 'em up video game developed and published by Sega for the Sega Genesis. An unusual feature of the game is that it is set within the panels of a comic book with dialogue rendered within talk bubbles and sprites and backgrounds possessing the bright colours and dynamic drawing style favoured by superhero comics.

Sketch Turner, a "starving artist" and freelance rock musician living in New York City, is working on his newest comic book, named the "Comix Zone". One night, while Sketch is working on Comix Zone during a thunderstorm, a lightning bolt strikes a panel of his comic. In this instant, the main villain of Comix Zone - a powerful mutant named Mortus - manages to escape the comic book's pages, desiring to kill Sketch so he can become flesh and blood and take over the real world. Because he does not possess any power in reality, Mortus sends Sketch into the world of his own comic, freely drawing in enemies attempting to kill him.

Comix Zone is an action platformer in which players control Sketch as he progresses through panels of his comic book, hoping to reach the end and escape before his own creations finish him off. Each level consists of two pages and secrets are discovered by shredding the paper and revealing items. Along with standard attacks such as punching, kicking and jump attacks, Sketch can store up to three items in his inventory to help him overcome obstacles.

Archanfel improved the predecessor movie by 54.21 seconds thanks to faster strategies and manipulations.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]Genesis Disney's Pinocchio (USA) in 16:25.28 by Meerkov.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
In this game, you get to play as Pinocchio, the carpenter Geppetto's living wooden puppet. Pinocchio goes through scenes from Disney's animated film, which itself was based on a children's novel.

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

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


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]Genesis Dungeons & Dragons: Warriors of the Eternal Sun (USA/Europe) in 22:15.22 by ars4326.
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- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
During the prolonged campaign known as the Goblin Wars, the Goblin Army gathered one night to amass a final assault upon Duke Hector Barrik's Castle. In the middle of this decisive battle, however, both armies were suddenly interrupted by a great earthquake as a vortex violently manifested itself in the midnight sky. Friend and foes alike were sucked up and taken into this void. On the other side, the Duke's Castle and its inhabitants mysteriously found themselves deposited within a hollow valley, securely guarded by impossibly high cliffs illuminated by a flaring red sun overhead. Per the Duke's urgent request, four adventurers are summoned and commissioned with the task of exploring this strange new land, in hopes of finding allies to establish trade with.

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

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


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]Genesis Earthworm Jim 2 (USA) in 21:15.06 by YamiAmarillo.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses easiest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
We follow our hero, Earthworm Jim, as he attempts to foil the evil Psycrows' plan to steal away the beautiful Princess What's-Her-Name.

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


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]Genesis Fatal Labyrinth (JPN/USA) in 06:46.25 by plusminus.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Fatal Labyrinth is an early Genesis turn-based dungeon crawler. It consists of 30 floors/levels and a final battle.

The object of each floor is to reach the stairs that take you up to the next floor. Normally this involves lots of exploring, collecting equipment, and fighting with numerous monsters; but, this being a TAS, you don't see so much of that.


[Tier: Stars][Fastest Completion]Genesis Golden Axe (JPN/USA,r1) in 07:01.95 by Mukki.
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- One player in a multiplayer game
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Fighting
A classic hack'n'slash arcade type game, which sports ridable creatures and magic. The author abuses the simplistic AI to make enemies commit suicide by jumping off cliffs.

This movie is about 7 seconds faster than the previous version.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]Genesis King's Bounty (USA/Europe) in 00:09.93 by gia & Aqfaq.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
- Genre: Strategy
Award - Lucky TAS of 2008
At TASVideos, even 10 second long movies are improved, and game characters become so powerful they don't even have to move in order to complete the game.

This improvement is a result of the previous movie's author joining forces with the author of a VBA bot used in a glitched-out Pokémon TAS. Together they've managed to shorten the solution by 14 frames with the help of a similarly-designed bot for Gens.

Note that, while input length is 10 seconds long, less than 0.3 seconds of it is actual gameplay!


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Knuckles in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (World) "ring attack" in 45:01.63 by Evil_3D, WST & Zurggriff.
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- Demonstration
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
This game is what you get if you take Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and lock it onto Sonic & Knuckles. As the name suggests, what you get is simply Sonic the Hedgehog 2 with Knuckles the Echidna as the playable character. The levels remain mostly unchanged, save for the addition of a few monitors that can only be reached as Knuckles, whose abilities from Sonic and Knuckles (gliding, climbing walls, and jumping a little lower than Sonic) remain intact.

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

We also have runs with Sonic and Tails and Knuckles in this game.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]Genesis Knuckles in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 in 17:41.85 by Zurggriff.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Platform
This is a version of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 with Sonic & Knuckles locked on it. The title character is replaced by his rival, Knuckles. The levels remain unchanged.

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

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

We also have runs with Sonic and Tails and where Knuckles is going for the max rings challenge.


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

[Tier: Moons]Genesis Landstalker (USA) "100%" in 2:20:41.89 by ars4326.
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Rating: 5.7 (7.5 votes)
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- 100% completion
- Uses death to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
Landstalker is a challenging adventure RPG developed by Climax Entertainment (who also helped develop the Sega Shining series). You play as an adventure-seeking treasure hunter named Nigel, an elf who's remarkably young-looking for his age (88!). After completing his latest bounty, he runs into a wood nymph named Friday who's being pursued over her alleged knowledge of the whereabouts of King Nole's treasures. After helping her evade her pursuers, the two team up as they set off for Mercator Island in search of the fabled fortune.

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

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

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

[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]Genesis Langrisser 2 (JPN) "all levels" in 1:56:46.59 by ars4326.
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Rating: 5.2 (6 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
- Genre: Strategy
Langrisser 2 (ラングリッサー2) is the acclaimed sequel to Warsong, never finding its way to an official release in English.

You are placed into the role of Elwin (descendent of Garrett/Redin), a wandering Swordsman who stops to rest from his journey at a small, obscure village. He soon finds himself, however, in a sudden conflict between an elite detachment of the Rayguard Empire and a peculiar young woman whom they are attempting to abduct. In desperation, her childhood friend Hein rushes toward Elwin and urgently pleads him to help fight off and thwart the Empire's plans. So much for rest...

Who is this young woman? Why is a major military power intent on capturing her? And what's this have to do with a legendary holy blade?

In ars4326's run, cunning strategy combines with heavy luck manipulation to produce a speedrun that completes all of the game's accessible stages (27 normal and 3 'hidden') in just under 2 hours. Virtually no level-grinding is found in this action-packed playthrough as Elwin & Co. seek to stop an Emperor's plans of uniting the continent with the power of an ancient demon sword!


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[Tier: Vault][Console-verified][Fastest Completion]Genesis Madou Monogatari I (JPN) in 15:29.05 by Aqfaq.
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Rating: 6.1 (18 votes)
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: RPG
Madou Monogatari (魔導物語) is an RPG best described as 'strange'. The game has overly cute design and the battles are probably a little different than you would expect. The story revolves around a girl who is on a quest to pass her final exam in a magic school.

A defining moment is one of the cutscenes, where a slime is encountered and suddenly defeated by a strange girl bursting through a brick wall. Then, an equally strange armored knight drops in from the ceiling and the two of them proceed to ignore you and chase each other away.

The fast completion time is achieved mostly by using a random-effect spell, which has a small chance of producing a devastating elephant stomp (yeah, really). Naturally, in a TAS, the "small chance" gets a new meaning.

You can see this movie played back on an actual Genesis here!


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Olympic Gold: Barcelona '92 (USA) in 10:32.23 by Toothache.
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Rating: 4.0 (10.5 votes)
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- Playaround
- Aims for maximum score
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Sport
The official game of the Games of the XXV Olympiad, held in Barcelona in 1992. It features seven different events: 100M Sprint, Hammer Throw, Archery, 110M Hurdles, Pole Vault, Springboard Diving and 200M Freestyle Swimming.

In this playaround, the author, Toothache, achieves the best score or time possible in each event.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]Genesis Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom (USA) in 1:37:55.98 by Acmlm.
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Rating: 4.8 (22 votes)
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Phantasy Star III is often considered to be the black sheep of the series, but is still a unique RPG on its own, featuring 3 generations and multiple paths through the game. However, this run breaks the plot halfway through by glitching past the second generation quickly.

Like in other RPG runs, luck has been manipulated for many things. Although random encounters can't be completely avoided, no damage is ever taken except from bosses, and most of the leveling is done in a final rush.

Read the author's comments for more details on luck manipulation and the path taken through the game.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Phantasy Star IV (USA) "Blast from the Past" in 1:59:19.4 by janus.
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Rating: 7.3 (5.5 votes)
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- 100% completion
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
In this final installment of the famous Phantasy Star series, the protagonist, while out on a routine assignment, uncovers evidence pointing to a sinister threat to the entire solar system. One thing leads to another and he and the rest of his party eventually find themselves fighting the root of all evil.

No reason to rush things though, right? In addition to completing all sidequests, the author also uncovers every single reference to Phantasy Star I and II in the game. An exhaustive list of these is found in the author's comments.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Phantasy Star IV (USA) in 1:26:34.35 by janus.
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Obsoletes movie #1959 (1:28:15.97)
Rating: 7.3 (6 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
In this final installment of the famous Phantasy Star series, the protagonist, while out on a routine assignment, uncovers evidence pointing to a sinister threat to the entire solar system. One thing leads to another and he and the rest of his party eventually find themselves fighting the root of all evil. Such a quest would normally take at least ten hours, but with copious amounts of luck manipulation, it can be reduced to just under an hour and a half.

This is an improvement of about 1 minute and 48 seconds over the previous version by the same author.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]Genesis Puggsy (USA) in 18:00.73 by Sonikkustar.
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Rating: 7.1 (9 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Puzzle
Puggsy is the story of an alien who makes a pit stop on a planet creatively called The Planet, only to have his spacecraft stolen by the raccoon natives!

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


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]Genesis Ranger X (USA) in 09:32.5 by Truncated & TheRandomPie_IV.
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Rating: 8.0 (14.5 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Shooter
A late-lifetime release for the Genesis/MegaDrive, Ranger-X features the eponymous character fighting back an invasion of his homeworld with a powered suit, jetpack, and more weaponry than most people could ever use in a lifetime.

This run originates from TASVideos' Dream Team Contest 2 back in 2009, and is an improvement of 1:48.68 over the best submission from then.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]Genesis Shining Force (USA) in 1:59:59.05 by DarkKobold.
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Rating: 7.1 (19 votes)
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
- Genre: Strategy
Award - Lucky TAS of 2009
Shining Force is just under two hours of luck manipulation action. The random number generator is abused to the highest degree. The author used MATLAB, a math scripting language, to optimize the battle speeds.

This is a 4 minute 27 second improvement over the previous movie by the same author.


[Tier: Vault][Notable improvement][Fastest Completion]Genesis Shining Force II (USA) in 3:11:04.65 by DarkKobold.
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