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Total movies: 5

[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]A2600 Space Invaders (USA) in 00:17.29 by Alyosha.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2017-11-10)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 220.75 KB, length: 00:21)
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Submission #5696 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #2227 (00:17.67)
Rating: 4.2 (5.5 votes)
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- Single level
- Genre: Shooter
Atari version of the classic Space Invaders, where you fight to defend your planet from a rectangular array of descending aliens.

Alyosha clears one wave of aliens systematically, improving the predecessor movie by TASeditor by 0.40 seconds.

[Tier: Moons]GC Resident Evil 4 (USA) "The Mercenaries: Castle" in 13:44.33 by Ubercapitalist.
Dolphin movie (.dtm) (date: 2014-06-21)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 147.35 MB, length: 13:59)
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Submission #4162 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.5 (13.5 votes)
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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: Moons]N64 Wildwaters Extreme Kayak (USA) in 01:30.93 by Swordless Link.
Mupen64 movie (.m64) (date: 2012-05-08)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 16.06 MB, length: 01:41)
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Submission #3555 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.4 (15.5 votes)
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Single level
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Racing
Wildwaters (also known as "Extreme Kayak" and "X-Stream") is a cancelled racing game that was in development by Looking Glass Studios for the Nintendo 64 in 1998-1999. The project was announced at E3 1999 by the company's publisher, Ubisoft, while the studio was working on Destruction Derby 64 (released in the same year), but sadly it was discontinued the following year. The game features an engine with real waterflow physics on the river, an impressive feat on the N64.

In this run, Swordless Link completes the first level (the only playable one), using the fastest character and abusing rocks, walls, and everything in his path!

[Tier: Vault]NES Quarth (JPN) in 00:56.66 by Alyosha.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2016-02-02)
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Submission #4986 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #550 (01:01.45)
Rating: 6.6 (6 votes)
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- 2 Players
- Single level
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Puzzle
- Genre: Shooter
Quarth might be best described as a mix of a shooter and Tetris. You control a ship that moves along the bottom, and shoot tiles at incoming groups of blocks to give them a rectangular shape and make them disappear. Each level scrolls at an increasing speed until you reach the end, and you lose if a block reaches the line floating above the ship.

Alyosha improves the previous run by 4.79 seconds with better optimization.

[Tier: Moons]NES Zanac (USA) in 03:16.11 by adelikat.
BizHawk movie (.tas) (date: 2012-03-18)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 13.30 MB, length: 05:01)
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Submission #3484 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #734 (03:26.22)
Rating: 6.9 (13 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Uses warps
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Single level
- Uses a level password
- Genre: Shooter
Zanac is one of those space shooter games in which you are trying to save the earth.

Due to the highly repetitive nature of this game, the hidden 9th input button (the console's Reset button) is used to enable stage select to warp to the final (12th) level. This results in an unusually long gray screen at the start of the movie. Starting on the final level with 3 lives and only the initial pea-shooter for a weapon normally makes the game near impossible to win.

This is the author's 4th iteration of this movie. It improves on the previous publication by almost 10 seconds by utilizing a hidden fairy and by better boss optimization.

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