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Total movies: 389


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified][Fastest Completion]32X Spider-Man: Web of Fire (World) in 06:45.48 by Aqfaq & mmbossman.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2011-07-06)
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Rating: 6.7 (15.5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
Spider-Man: Web of Fire, one of the last games to be released on the ill-fated 32X, follows our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man's battle with the evil forces of the neo-Nazi organization H.Y.D.R.A.

This is an improvement of 24.58 seconds over the previous run due primarily to a new glitch allowing Spidey to pass through walls.

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


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]A2600 Airlock (USA) in 01:50.76 by Alyosha.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2016-09-09)
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Rating: 4.3 (7.5 votes)
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
You're trapped! Your disabled nuclear submarine, resting perilously on an undersea ledge, has begun taking on water. With time running out for you and your crew – and with your onboard torpedoes shaken loose by an eerie current from deep under the sea floor – it's up to you alone whether you sink or swim!

The objective of Airlock is to retrieve the hatch keys and make your way to the next level before your compartment floods. But at the same time you must avoid the torpedoes that have been shaken loose and which, when they cross your path, rob you of precious time.

Alyosha improves the previous publication by 0.92 seconds, thanks to a newly discovered trick. Please read the author's comments for more details.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]A2600 Donkey Kong Junior in 00:59.66 by Fortranm.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2017-06-16)
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Rating: 4.1 (3.5 votes)
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
Donkey Kong Junior is a 1982 arcade-style platform video game originally created by Nintendo, and ported to the Atari 2600 by Coleco. It's a sequel to the popular original Donkey Kong arcade game, with the player this time controlling Junior, Donkey Kong's son, instead of Mario (who is now the villain of the game).

In this run, Fortranm climbs his way through the three main screens of the game as fast as possible.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]A2600 Grand Prix (unknown) in 01:34.67 by ViGadeomes.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2018-03-26)
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Rating: 4.5 (3.5 votes)
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Racing
Grand Prix is a Formula One Grand Prix motor racing-themed video game. It was designed and programmed by David Crane for the Atari 2600 and published by Activision in 1982. Grand Prix was the first Atari 2600 game to feature shaded objects in color.

ViGadeomes wins the race in record time using precise movements to beat the other runners.


[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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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: Vault][Fastest Completion]A2600 Skiing (USA) "Slalom" in 00:26.57 by ViGadeomes.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2018-05-21)
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Rating: 3.4 (4 votes)
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Racing
In Skiing, your goal is to ski to the bottom of the mountain in the shortest time possible. The mountain is treacherous with plenty of trees and moguls in the way! There are two different modes of gameplay. In slalom mode, there are a series of gates you need to ski through; missing any will result in a penalty to your time. In downhill mode you just need to ski to the bottom as fast as possible. Each mode includes five different skill levels which affect the length of the course (and the number of gates in slalom mode.)

ViGadeomes completes the slalom mode on the most difficult setting, with an in-game time of 28.21 seconds.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]A7800 Galaga (USA) "Expert, Perfect Challenge" in 00:53.15 by dwangoAC.
Bizhawk movie (.bkm) (date: 2013-01-23)
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Rating: 4.9 (13.5 votes)
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Shooter
Galaga is the classic arcade shooter that takes place in space, and that's a sufficient enough description. There is also a movie of the MSX version.

[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]A7800 Ninja Golf (USA) in 11:29.67 by adelikat.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2015-07-25)
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Rating: 5.2 (7 votes)
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Sport
Ninja Golf is an Atari 7800 video game which combines scrolling beat 'em up with golf simulation gameplay. Released in 1990, it later gained some renown for its outlandish subject matter and unique blend of gameplay styles.

The player starts each hole by aiming his ball and shooting it toward the green. He then runs toward the ball, in traditional sidescroller fashion, fighting various enemies encountered along the way. These enemies include other ninjas, gophers, birds, giant mutant frogs, sharks and more.

The enemies faced depends on the environment the ninja golfer is currently in. Sharks are encountered in water hazards and snakes in the sand traps. Ninjas are encountered in all the environments, including underwater.

In this run, adelikat sports, fights, and runs his way through multiple ninjas, sharks, and even dragons to complete possibly the strangest nine holes of golf.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]Arcade Arm Wrestling (USA) in 07:43.37 by £e Nécroyeur.
MAME-rr movie (.mar) (date: 2017-05-14)
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Rating: 6.7 (5 votes)
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Fighting
Arm Wrestling is a 1985 arcade game developed by Nintendo and released only in North America, and is a spin-off of the Punch-Out!! series. The goal of the game is to become the World Arm Wrestling Champion by defeating as many opponents in arm wrestling as possible. In order to achieve this title the player must compete against five different computer opponents and pin them in a timed match.

£e Nécroyeur causes the host to go bankrupt in record time. Please read the author's comments for more details.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]Arcade Bay Route (World) in 10:31.72 by nitrogenesis.
Final Burn Alpha movie (.fbm) (date: 2013-03-01)
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Submission #3665 — Author's comments
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Rating: 5.6 (10 votes)
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- 2 Players
- Forgoes time-saving damage
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Bay Route is a sidescrolling run 'n' gun game that is very similar to Contra. It was developed by Sega and Sunsoft and released to arcades in 1989. You control a commando named Tom as he runs across enemy territory to find and rescue some hostages.

The author, NitroGenesis, controls Tom as well as a second soldier to tear through more enemies in less time on his way to rescue the hostages.


[Tier: Moons]Arcade Dragon Unit (USA) "2 players" in 02:47.48 by mamuuuut.
Final Burn Alpha movie (.fbm) (date: 2015-01-22)
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Rating: 6.8 (8 votes)
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- 2 Players
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
Dragon Unit (also known as Castle of Dragon) is a side-scrolling action-adventure game in which Geraden must hack and slash his way through the kingdom and destroy legions on Darklarza's forces. Initially equipped with a sword and a shield, plus the armor on his back, Geraden can upgrade to more powerful offensive and defensive options, as well as obtain various powerful magic spells.

While the speed boost trick can't be done when playing with two players, mamuuuut still keeps things interesting with a variety of two-player antics.

We also have a run of this game using a single player.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]Arcade Final Fight (World) in 13:31.15 by £e Nécroyeur.
Final Burn Alpha movie (.fbm) (date: 2016-11-07)
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Submission #5276 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #3169 (14:42.5)
Rating: 8.9 (9 votes)
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- 2 Players
- Uses a suboptimal character
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Fighting
Award - Arcade TAS of 2016
The streets of Metro City are filled with criminals who are part of a gang called Mad Gear. Former wrestler and newly elected mayor Mike Haggar tries to do something about it, much to the displeasure of the Mad Gear Gang who kidnap his daughter Jessica. Only three people are brave enough to venture into the crime-infested streets and try to bring Jessica back.

Final Fight is a 2D side-scrolling fighting game. Taking on the role of either Cody, Guy, or the mayor Mike Haggar himself, you must advance through six areas of the city clearing out the gang infestation. You will have to cope with a variety of thugs, ranging from firebomb-throwing maniacs to behemoth wrestlers. To defeat these thugs, you have an arsenal of punches, kicks, throws, and jump kicks at your disposal.

£e Nécroyeur improves the previous publication by 1 minute and 11.35 seconds. Please read the author's extensive comments on the tricks and glitches used. As a bonus, this was played on maximum difficulty settings.


[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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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 Jail Break (USA) in 01:36.62 by £e Nécroyeur.
MAME-rr movie (.mar) (date: 2017-12-25)
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Rating: 6.1 (10.5 votes)
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Shooter
Jail Break is an arcade game produced and released by Konami in 1986. The game's story is loosely based on the 1981 film Escape from New York, wherein Manhattan has become an island prison from which the hero must rescue the President of the United States, who is being held hostage. In Jail Break, the game's hero, Aki, must fight through 5 stages to rescue the warden of a prison following a mass escape.

This game is quite advanced for it's time. It offers good multi-sprite movement and decent frustrating artificial intelligence. It also has a host of semi-understandable speech phrases such as "Help me!", "Save the hostages.", "The warden has been taken hostage."

But whatever, none of that matters after what £e Nécroyeur has done to the game with some intense glitching. Bizarre sprite mess just blazes around and terminates the poor prisoners who happened to meet what was left from the hero. Climbing sheer walls, moonwalk shooting, killing aligned groups of enemies with a single bullet - no hostage shall be afraid anymore!


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]Arcade Karate Champ (USA) in 09:07.65 by £e Nécroyeur.
MAME-rr movie (.mar) (date: 2017-06-18)
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Rating: 6.5 (4.5 votes)
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Fighting
Karate Champ is an arcade game released by Data East in 1984. The game was developed for Data East by Technōs Japan. Even in this early example, Technōs Japan's penchant and talent for designing "fighting" games is readily apparent. While it was not the first fighting game (not even for Technōs Japan), it was the first to offer such a high degree of realism and sophistication, so much so that it has been identified as the defining game of the one-on-one fighting genre. The game also features an early example of digitized speech. The control scheme is atypical, featuring 2 4-way joysticks and no buttons.

£e Nécroyeur obtains the champion rank in record time.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]Arcade Karate Champ: Player Vs Player (JPN) in 20:37.82 by £e Nécroyeur.
MAME-rr movie (.mar) (date: 2017-07-31)
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Rating: 5.5 (4 votes)
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Fighting
Karate Champ: Player Vs Player is an arcade game developed by Technōs Japan and published by Data East in 1984. This is the groundbreaking sequel to Karate Champ. As Karate Champ was the defining game of the one-on-one fighting genre, Karate Champ: Player Vs Player was surely the defining game of the one-on-one player vs. player fighting genre, which would become the preeminent genre for competitive video gaming in the early to mid-1990s. Even now, players continue to compete in older games of this genre, and new games continue to be developed. Karate Champ: Player Vs Player was released less than two months after the release of Karate Champ, but gameplay aside, the game received a fairly thorough overhaul. The game features a new story, new and varied backgrounds, new and enhanced Bonus Intervals, much improved sound samples and opponent AI, and even an ending!

£e Nécroyeur achieves said ending in record time.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]Arcade Kung-Fu Master in 03:18.44 by £e Nécroyeur.
MAME-rr movie (.mar) (date: 2017-10-14)
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Rating: 7.4 (7 votes)
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
Kung-Fu Master is an arcade game produced and released by Irem in 1984. It is perhaps more widely known by its NES title, Kung Fu. Kung-Fu Master is the seminal game of the "beat 'em up" genre, and it would influence the arcade game industry for years to come. It was a great success for Irem, not just for the arcade market, but also later for the home video game market, as it (as well as Irem's 10-Yard Fight) was chosen as one of the launch titles for the NES. Kung-Fu Master is based on Bruce Lee's final film, Game of Death, wherein the hero must ascend a pagoda at his increasing peril, with each floor guarded by a master of a different martial art.

£e Nécroyeur clears the five floors in record time.


[Tier: Vault]Arcade Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters (USA) in 04:48.05 by Marx.
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Rating: 5.0 (14 votes)
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Fighting
Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters is the direct sequel to Mega Man: The Power Battle. Like its predecessor, this arcade-only game does away with the levels of the classic Mega Man games and instead pits you against Robot Master after Robot Master. The game features four characters and three game modes to choose from, with different Robot Masters to fight in each mode.

For this run, Marx runs the "Search for Wily!" mode with 2 players at once, using both Mega Man and Proto Man to defeat each robot faster than just 1 player could. Though the battles are speedy, the brief waiting periods after each match allow some time for entertainment.


[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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Rating: 7.5 (13 votes)
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- 2 Players
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Shooter
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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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Rating: 9.2 (8 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.
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Submission #3257 — Author's comments
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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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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.
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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]Arcade Neo Turf Masters (JPN) "maximum score" in 09:17.0 by mamuuuut.
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In Neo Turf Masters, you can pick one of six available golfers and compete on a number of golf courses around the world, including Japan (Fujiyama Oriental Golf Club), America (Grand Canyon Golf Course), Australia (Blue Lagoon Golf Course), and Germany (Baden Golf Course). The game features two modes of play: Stroke Play, in which the player attempts to get the best score by playing all 18 holes, and Match Play, in which two players compete to see who can win more of the 18 holes.

This run by mamuuuut plays the toughest course (Australia) and aims to get the lowest (best) final score while showing off unusual or unexpected paths.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]Arcade Punch-Out!! (USA) in 03:26.15 by £e Nécroyeur.
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Punch-Out!! is an arcade game by Nintendo, released in 1983. Back in those carefree days, while Mike Tyson was still a promising amateur, Nintendo was developing a most particular sort of boxing video game. Punch-Out!! features two monitors, digitized speech, and an early (if not the first) example of hardware-scaled sprites.

£e Nécroyeur defeats the six opponents in record time.

This is the first Arcade publication using MAME-RR, and is published right on the 20th anniversary of the original MAME.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]Arcade Samurai Shodown II in 11:36.43 by N?K.
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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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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][Fastest Completion]Arcade Super Punch-Out!! (USA) in 03:17.42 by £e Nécroyeur.
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Super Punch-Out!! is an arcade game by Nintendo, released in 1984. This is the exciting sequel to Nintendo's 1983 arcade hit, Punch-Out!!. The Hero must defeat five new opponents from around the world, each a champion in his respective country, to become a "global" Champion of the World. The Hero has not been idle since winning the WVBA championship.

£e Nécroyeur defeats the 5 opponents in record time.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]Arcade Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo (unknown) in 07:08.15 by dwangoAC.
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Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo is a puzzle spin-off of Super Street Fighter II Turbo first released on the arcades in 1996, then ported to several home consoles. The game works on a mechanic of normal blocks (which can group together into power gems), crash gems (which destroy gems of the same color), and counter gems sent over from opponents that count down until they turn into normal blocks. Blocks fall in pairs and after the 25th pair a diamond gem appears which destroys all gems of the same color on the playfield.

dwangoAC chooses Ryu and plays through the hardest difficulty in a mere 7 minutes and 8.15 seconds.


[Tier: Moons]Arcade Super Street Fighter II Turbo (JPN) "playaround" in 19:25.52 by Dark Noob & SDR.
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Super Street Fighter II Turbo, released in Japan as Super Street Fighter II X: Grand Master Challenge (スーパーストリートファイターII X -Grand Master Challenge), is a competitive fighting game released for the arcades by Capcom in 1994. It is the fifth installment in the Street Fighter II sub-series of Street Fighter games, following Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers. Like its predecessor, it ran on the CP System II hardware.

[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]Arcade Tapper (unknown) in 04:20.07 by £e Nécroyeur.
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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 '97 (JPN) "playaround" in 15:00.83 by mamuuuut.
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The King of Fighters '97 is the fourth game in the King of Fighters series. This King of Fighters introduces two special modes - Advanced Mode (based on KOF '96) and Extra Mode (based on KOF '94 & '95). It concludes the three part 'Orochi Saga' story-line that began in King of Fighters '95 (and continued in KOF '96) (see the Wikipedia article for more details).

In this playaround, mamuuuut shows off various combos and glitches with for instance, Terry Bogard and Choi Bounge.

NOTE: The sound effects when selecting the team/order are higher pitched than usual in the official encodes.


[Tier: Moons]Arcade The King of Fighters 2001 in 07:12.25 by x2poet.
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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]Arcade Top Hunter: Roddy & Cathy (World) in 12:49.1 by x2poet.
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Top Hunter stars the galaxy's best bounty hunters, Samus Aran Boba Fett Spike Spiegel Roddy and Cathy, as they take down the Space Pirates Rebel Alliance Red Dragon Galactic Pirates.

This game features an initial choice of four levels, with the added quirk that the level layouts will depend on previous stage choices, and some boss machines that would make Dr Wily envious.


[Tier: Moons]Arcade X-Men vs. Street Fighter (Europe) in 11:38.38 by SDR.
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SDR appears to have multiple personality disorder while abusing computer opponents - and himself - in this playaround.

Watch this highly entertaining run for a game which started Capcom's Vs. series and their Marvel Vs. Capcom franchise.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]C64 Frogger (Parker Brothers) (unknown) in 03:31.3 by DrD2k9.
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Your task in Frogger is to guide a frog across a treacherous road and river, and to safety at the top of the screen. Both these sections are fraught with a variety of hazards, each of which will kill the frog and cost you a life if contact is made.

There are two ports of this game on the Commodore 64: the Parker Brothers port and the Sierra port. DrD2k9 plays through the former in record time.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]Coleco B.C.'s Quest for Tires in 01:40.45 by MESHUGGAH.
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B.C.'s Quest for Tires is a 1983 video game developed by Sydney Development and published by Sierra On-Line. It was released for not just the ColecoVision, but also the Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit family, ZX Spectrum, MSX, and Apple II. The game is based on the comic strip B.C. by Johnny Hart, with the title being a play on the title of the contemporaneous film Quest for Fire.

In the game, the player takes the role of the caveman Thor, who has to rescue his girlfriend, "Cute Chick", who has been kidnapped by a dinosaur. To do this, he must travel on his stone unicycle (actually an impossible wheel) through several levels. Each level has Thor moving from the left to the right, avoiding various dangers.

The game is considered ridiculously difficult, but MESHUGGAH beats one loop of the game in just 1 minute and 40 seconds, making it look easy.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]Coleco Jumpman Junior (USA) in 04:40.42 by BrunoVisnadi.
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- 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.
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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: Vault][Fastest Completion]Coleco Smurf: Rescue in Gargamel's Castle in 02:06.35 by EZGames69 & Mothrayas.
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Smurf: Rescue in Gargamel's Castle is a 1982 video game published and developed by Coleco for the ColecoVision and Atari 2600. The game is based on the television series The Smurfs. In the game, the player must brave a series of obstacles to rescue Smurfette from Gargamel's castle.

EZGames69 and Mothrayas rescued Smurfette in record time.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]Coleco Zaxxon (USA) in 01:55.89 by dwangoAC.
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The original arcade game Zaxxon was the first game to employ an isometric perspective, later used in other games like Q*Bert, Marble Madness, and Fallout. This ColecoVision port preserves the graphical style which gave the game its name – AXONometric projection.

This run by dwangoAC uses the hardest difficulty and performs several difficult shots in order to beat the first cycle of the game in under two minutes.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]DOS Boston Bomb Club (Europe) in 08:28.35 by MUGG.
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Boston Bomb Club is an old DOS tile-matching puzzle game developed by Silmarils in 1991. The aim of the game is to get the greatest number of bombs across the infernal device constructed by the mad scientists of the Boston Bomb Club from their point of origin to the target zone.

MUGG beats the game in record time.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]DOS CD-Man Version 2.0 in 00:03.71 by c-square.
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Award - Speedy TAS of 2015
CD-Man is a Pac-Man clone first released in 1989, then updated to Version 2.0 in 1992. The game speed options range from the really slow "Zzzzz..." to the mind-numbingly fast "Warp". Five levels are present in Version 2.0 of the game, unlike the original version, which ended at level 3.

Author c-square controls two characters simultaneously at the highest speed setting and clears the 5 levels twice in 3.71 seconds, making it one of the fastest published TASes on this site.

Due to the sheer speed of the game, slowed down encodes are available. One is at 16.7% of the regular speed, while another is at 10% of the regular speed.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]DOS Commander Keen: Episode 4 - Secret of the Oracle (v1.0) in 10:28.28 by turska.
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Commander Keen 4: Secret of the Oracle (1991) is a part of the popular Commander Keen saga, developed by id Software, and is the first episode of Commander Keen in Goodbye Galaxy.

Several months after the freeing the Vorticons from Mortimer McMire, Commander Keen (Billy Blaze) finds out that an unknown race called the Shikadi are planning to destroy the Milky Way. He sets course towards Gnosticus IV on a quest to discover their location with the Oracle's aid. Upon arrival, he discovers that the Shikadi have captured the Council Members. In order to save the universe, Keen must fly to the Shadowlands and rescue them.

Using a series of tricks listed in the submission text, Keen reaches the ending in a mere 10 minutes.

Be sure to also watch the exciting conclusion to Goodbye Galaxy.


[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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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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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 Commander Keen: Keen Dreams (Shareware) in 04:15.13 by slamo.
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- Genre: Platform
Initially published as a commercial game between Invasion of the Vorticons and Goodbye, Galaxy! in 1991, Commander Keen: Keen Dreams was largely overlooked until it saw a shareware release in late 1992 almost a year after Goodbye, Galaxy!. It is informally known as Keen 3.5 among fans.

In Keen Dreams, Commander Keen goes to sleep and finds himself in the land of Tuberia, where he discovers that Earth children are being trapped in their sleep to work as slaves for the evil King Boobus Tuber. Out of ammo and lacking his trusty pogo stick, Keen must resort to scavenging Flower Power and Boobus Bombs from the local flora in order to combat the tuberian threat.

slamo improves his previous TAS by 24.98 seconds (~21.22 seconds on RTA timing), thanks to a new route, ditching two long levels (Melon Mines and Spud City) in favor of 4 shorter levels on the southern part of the overworld.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]DOS Duke Nukem II (Registered v1.0) "Episode 2" in 06:27.46 by slamo.
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Duke Nukem II is the second game in the Duke Nukem series. This time, Duke has been abducted by the evil Rigelatins in an attempt to use his brain to help enslave the earth's population.

Unfortunately for them, author slamo has tool-assisted control of the hero, and he wastes no time at all in showing the menacing alien forces why everybody rightfully knows the name Duke Nukem.

This run completes Episode 2 in record time. Check out this movie for a run of the first episode.

If you like this run, be sure to check out the other runs available for the first game of the series.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]DOS Duke Nukem II (Registered v1.0) "Episode 1" in 05:30.07 by slamo.
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Duke Nukem II is the second game in the Duke Nukem series. This time, Duke has been abducted by the evil Rigelatins in an attempt to use his brain to help enslave the earth's population.

Unfortunately for them, author slamo has tool-assisted control of the hero, and he wastes no time at all in showing the menacing alien forces why everybody rightfully knows the name Duke Nukem.

If you like this run, be sure to check out the other runs available for the first game of the series.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]DOS Hocus Pocus (USA v1.1) "Episode 1" in 15:09.62 by IsraeliRD.
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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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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: Moons][Fastest Completion][Has commentary]DOS Jazz Jackrabbit (any v1.2) "extra episodes" in 14:35.87 by Ilari, Mothrayas & slamo.
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- Genre: Shooter
Jazz Jackrabbit is one of the earliest products released by what was then known as Epic MegaGames, better known these days for producing the Unreal engine. It was viewed initially as being a pastiche of the Sonic the Hedgehog games was and arguably developed along those lines, bearing much of the same fast platformer action.

This run completes all the extra episodes (A-C). There is also a run of the original game available.


Commentary subtitles and WebM encodes are available on the archive.org page for this run.

[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion][Has commentary]DOS Jazz Jackrabbit (any v1.0) in 26:41.92 by Ilari, Mothrayas & slamo.
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- Genre: Shooter
Jazz Jackrabbit is one of the earliest products released by what was then known as Epic MegaGames, better known these days for producing the Unreal engine. It was viewed initially as being a pastiche of the Sonic the Hedgehog games was and arguably developed along those lines, bearing much of the same fast platformer action.

This run completes all the standard levels of the full game, which consists of six episodes. We also have a run of the three bonus episodes by the same authors.

You can also watch runs from one of the authors, Ilari, that completed the two Christmas episodes of this game.


Commentary subtitles and WebM encodes are available on the archive.org page for this run.

[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]DOS Nitemare 3D (shareware 1.9) "Episode 1" in 06:18.33 by slamo.
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Released by Gray Design Assoicates in 1994, Nitemare 3D is a first person shooter in the same vein as Wolfenstein 3D. The game is a follow-up to the Hugo trilogy of parser-based adventure games and chronicles Hugo's fight to rescue his girlfriend Penelope from an evil scientist named Dr. Hammerstein.

The first episode, played by slamo in record time, is a journey through Hammerstein's bizarrely designed mansion, featuring witches, vampires, and closets that seem to go on forever.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]DOS Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire (1.102) in 08:58.98 by c-square.
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Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire is the sequel to Hero's Quest. It takes place in the town of Shapeir and the desert surrounding it, in a Middle East-like environment. It seems that the powerful elemental spirits have been troubling the Shapeir folk recently. Something, or someone, is behind those troubles. It is the hero's task to find out what is going on, get acquainted with the town's inhabitants and prove once more that he is worthy of his heroic title.

c-square improves his previous TAS by 9.71 seconds, thanks to better optimisation and choosing the Wizard class instead of the Thief class.


The second YouTube stream cuts out the first waiting period in Raseir and shortens the second wait in the same town from 3 minutes (normal speed) to 30 seconds (6x speed).

[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]DOS Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon (unknown) in 00:39.93 by c-square.
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Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon is a simulation game developed by MPS Labs and published by Microprose in 1990. The goal of this game is to normally rack up as much money as possible by expanding the railroad empire across the land, building stations, buying trains, creating industries and fending off the competition, with a starting capital of £1 million, in order to retire with the highest job rank.

In this TAS, however, c-square loses as much money as possible on the highest speed setting, Turbo, and still manages to earn the highest rank thanks to an underflow, where the value wraps around to be +£32 million after losing money past £32'767'000, in just less than 40 seconds. One could say he crashed the economy by doing so.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]DOS Wolfenstein 3D (1.4) "Episode 6" in 03:45.93 by slamo.
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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]DOS Wolfenstein 3D (1.4) "Episode 2" in 02:52.7 by slamo.
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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 (shareware 1.4) "Episode 1" in 02:41.42 by dwangoAC & slamo.
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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.
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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 4" in 02:40.73 by slamo.
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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 3" in 02:47.26 by slamo.
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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: Vault][Fastest Completion]DS Barbie in The 12 Dancing Princesses (USA) in 29:49.94 by AKheon.
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Released as a tie-in to a toy line and a movie, this remake of a GBA game features the eponymous twelve princesses attempting to save their father, the King, and their kingdom from the evil machinations of the Duchess Rowena.

This run completes all seven worlds.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]DS Contra 4 (USA) in 22:31.42 by cpadolf & zggzdydp.
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- Genre: Shooter
Contra 4 (2007) is largely a combined remake of the early NES and SNES Contra titles, featuring remixed music and vastly improved visuals utilizing both screens of the DS as if they were one contiguous screen.

Watch Bill Rizer embark on a new colorful adventure in the shirtless land, this time making even less sense than ever before. To quote the game's ending: Whatever the truth may have been, it was lost to time as the invaders became a mere footnote in the pages of history. A footnote which read: they sure blew up good.

Amen.


[Tier: Vault]DS Game & Watch Collection: Donkey Kong (JPN) in 06:55.86 by Fortranm.
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Game & Watch Collection is a collection of three classic Game & Watch compilations from the Game & Watch series. Near-exact replicas of Oil Panic, Donkey Kong, and Greenhouse are included.

Fortranm clears 8 loops of Game B in Donkey Kong (where the basic storyline remains the same) in record time.


[Tier: Moons]DS Metal Slug 7 (USA) in 20:09.56 by mtvf1.
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- Genre: Action
The classic Metal Slug series comes to the DS with Metal Slug 7. Although there is only one player this time, this version is notable for allowing the player to keep two weapons and switch freely between them. Also, each player has a special advantage compared to the others: for instance, Eri can use more grenades, whereas Tarma does more damage while using a Metal Slug.

This run uses Eri and Tarma, just like mtvf1's first Eri/Tarma run. It improves zk547's deathless run by 1:08.09, despite having to use two continues to switch between Eri and Tarma.

Also check out the runs of other Metal Slug games such as Metal Slug, Metal Slug X, Metal Slug 3, Metal Slug 4, Metal Slug 5 and Metal Slug Advance.


Note: The second pair of downloadables and torrents are encodes of only the top screen.

[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion][Has commentary]GBA Alien Hominid (Europe) in 15:12.85 by FatRatKnight.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Shooter
Alien Hominid is a 2D side-scrolling shooter with heavy references to the Metal Slug series of games - from the hand-drawn graphics, huge explosions, right down to the ability to eviscerate FBI Agents when you get up close to them. The graphics are by featured artist Dan Paladin. Your goal, is quite simply, to get to the end of the stage, and die as little as possible. Which is made difficult due to the fact that any bullet is an instant kill.

You control some sort of yellow alien with a gun. For whatever reason, he also has very Earth-like grenades with Earth-like explosions. He collides with some sort of satellite around Earth and crash-lands right in front of the FBI, who then runs off with his spacecraft and somehow forgets that bright yellow alien thing in clear sight. If you're looking for story, this isn't the game, as it just gives an excuse why you're doing these things.

This TAS improves the one provided by the winner team at Dream Team Contest 3 by 41.03 seconds.


This movie has a lua script that contains the Author's chatty commentary, and the encode of it can be seen on YouTube here.

[Tier: Moons]GBA Astérix & Obélix: Bash Them All! (Europe) in 21:08.9 by TimmyAkmed.
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Rome has conquered Gaul and put a wall around the last village of resistance. Asterix and Obelix decide to tour the Roman Empire and collect souvenirs in order to show Caesar the futility of walls. It's hard to get the story from this TAS, however, because they fly through the levels so quickly, absorbing damage and rarely bothering to fight back. Though, they do take some breaks to participate in local sports. After all, if you're trying to send a message to Caesar, why not beat his athletes in one Olympic event—or all of them?

[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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- 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: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "Julius mode, all bosses" in 11:52.03 by hellagels, KSeptuple & Pike.
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- 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: Vault][Fastest Completion]GBA Digimon Battle Spirit (USA) in 13:59.66 by Spikestuff & Mothrayas.
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- Genre: Fighting
Digimon Battle Spirit is a fighting video game originally published by Bandai and developed by Dimps for the Japanese-only WonderSwan Color handheld system under the name Digimon Tamers: Battle Spirit (デジモンテイマーズ バトルスピリット Dejimon Teimāzu Batoru Supiritto). It was later ported to Nintendo's Game Boy Advance for international releases in North America and Europe two years later.

The game features characters and Digimon that were included in the first three seasons of the animated series of the same name in a somewhat simplistic fighting scenario, and also has slightly arranged samples of the show's soundtrack.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Dragon Ball: Advanced Adventure (JPN) in 44:34.07 by AnotherGamer.
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- Genre: Platform
Dragon Ball: Advanced Adventure (ドラゴンボール アドバンス アドベンチャー) is mainly a platformer/fighting game with some one-on-one fights with more important characters thrown in.

The author tries to complete the game moderately fast, while showing off different things you can do and getting a high score in progress.

Doesn't get hit, except in 2 vs fights where losing is part of the game's plot.

Ending score: 32074970.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones (USA) in 1:08:51.2 by Vykan12.
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- 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]GBA Garfield and His Nine Lives (USA) in 10:07.79 by tormented.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
After having eaten very heavily just before going to bed, Garfield finds himself trapped in a nightmare from which he must escape and where he lives through all of his nine "lives". Amusingly, this is unrelated to a similarly-titled story collection.

The game is a sidescrolling platformer, which is divided into 9 levels. Each level represents one of Garfield's lives (though this implies Garfield has lived an entire life in the sewer and another in a tree...). To complete the level, Garfield must fulfill a goal which is given at the beginning, like finding 10 eggs or getting the key to a door. After three levels, there is always a boss fight. Apart from jumping, Garfield can kick to get rid of his foes and he can perform a ramming attack and an elbow blow.

tormented runs through the game in 10 minutes and 7.79 seconds.


[Tier: Vault][Notable improvement][Fastest Completion]GBA Guilty Gear X: Advance Edition (USA) in 03:57.66 by Spikestuff.
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Guilty Gear X: Advance Edition is a port of Guilty Gear X to the Game Boy Advance, itself a sequel of Guilty Gear, and is also a 2D fighting game. There are now 16 characters available for you to choose. The battle system became more complicated, thanks to the variety of moves you can perform. Beside special attacks which you can execute if you build up your Tension Gauge by attacking or advancing towards your opponent, there is also a variety of defensing moves to perform. The instant kill moves are back from the previous game.

Spikestuff improves upon the previous publication by 14.75 seconds, with the use of Zato over the previously used Ky Kiske.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]GBA Gunstar Super Heroes (USA) in 18:32.22 by Comicalflop.
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- Genre: Shooter
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Gunstar Super Heroes is the sequel to Gunstar Heroes for the Genesis. Compared to Gunstar Heroes, in this game, you can go much faster. You can also yell and shout more than should be possible in a game!

Warning!

Those who experience motion sickness easily might not want to watch the autoshooter segments too closely. You have been warned.

[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]GBA Kao the Kangaroo (USA) in 14:12.3 by TASeditor.
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- Genre: Platform
The GBA version of Kao the Kangaroo, unlike the Windows and Dreamcast versions (which are action-adventure games), is a 2D side scrolling platform game. Kao is a young kangaroo living with his family in the jungle when, one day, they are captured by a ruthless hunter and his goons. It's up to Kao to drive the invaders from his home and save his family.

TASeditor blazes through the game in record time.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Metal Slug Advance (USA) in 11:13.16 by mtvf1.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
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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, capture many of your allies, and attempt 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. There are also collectable cards which provide bonuses or upgrade the power of certain attacks.

In this run, the author, mtvf1, utilizes Tyra Elson to finish the game in just less than twelve minutes, 33.10 seconds faster than the previous movie by x2poet.

See also the runs of Metal Slug, Metal Slug X, Metal Slug 3, Metal Slug 4, and Metal Slug 7. You can also see a 100% run of Advance that collects all the cards and completes all the stages.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Metal Slug Advance (USA) "100%" in 38:50.38 by mtvf1.
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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 Mortal Kombat: Tournament Edition (USA) "Tag Team" in 05:56.4 by AKheon.
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- Genre: Fighting
Mortal Kombat: Tournament Edition is a standalone game which acts as a sort of expansion to the GBA version of Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance. It has different characters, better AI and some bug fixes compared to the original GBA game.

Here, AKheon plays the Tag Team mode, where he chooses a team of two fighters to fight against other teams. The characters can be swapped at any time during a match.

If you're looking for a run that abuses a lot of crazy glitches in a handheld fighting game, then look no further, you have it right here!

The author also did tool-assisted playarounds on Mortal Kombat II (Game Boy version) and Mortal Kombat Advance.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Mortal Kombat Advance (USA) in 16:32.02 by AKheon.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
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Mortal Kombat Advance is a port of the classic Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, for a handheld console. A terrible one at that. This one features a different engine, full of glitches, lousy controls and an even cheaper AI.

AKheon makes the in-game fighters look like idiots by glitching the game in a lot of possible ways!

The author also did a tool-assisted playaround on Mortal Kombat II (Game Boy version) and on Mortal Kombat: Tournament Edition.

If you want your SNES UMK3 fix, you can check out this movie and this staff-recommended movie.


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

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


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]GBA Sonic Advance (USA) in 10:49.73 by Mukki & ruadath.
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
This movie of Sonic Advance is unique as a speedrun in one aspect: Sonic moves so fast that the "camera" of the game cannot even follow him. Therefore, he is rarely seen in the movie.

On the rare occasions we get to watch Sonic, we get to enjoy seeing him moving through walls, charging up for another dash, or making short work of bosses.

Besides the super fast speed itself, the speed also provides Sonic an ability (glitch) to pass through platforms and walls under certain conditions.

While this movie appears to be around 3 seconds slower than the previous movie, it is in fact faster. This is due to more accurate emulation and also including the GBA boot sequence.

This movie has been console verified and played back on real hardware by Extrems (and was previously verified by endrift).


[Tier: Moons]GBA Sonic Advance (USA) "Knuckles, No Ultraspindash" in 13:15.04 by GoddessMaria.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Sonic Advance was Sonic the Hedgehog's first appearance on a portable Nintendo console, and he brought all his friends with him.

This run proves that Knuckles the Echidna is up to the task of zipping through levels at warp speed and defeating Dr. Eggman yet again. Don't blink! In this movie, the author doesn't take advantage of the game-destroying spindash glitch featured in this run as Sonic.

This is an improvement of 36.54 over the previous movie by the same author thanks to new shortcuts and better optimization. You can read the author's comments for more details.


[Tier: Stars]GBA Sonic Advance (USA) "Amy" in 15:25.8 by GoddessMaria, Grincevent & VanillaCoke.
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Uses a suboptimal character
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
Sonic Advance was Sonic the Hedgehog's second appearance on a Nintendo console (being beaten by Sonic Adventure 2: Battle on the GameCube by 10 days), and he brought all his friends with him. You can play as Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, or Amy on a mission to stop Dr. Eggman from taking over South Island.

This run improves the previous submission by 19.89 seconds, thanks to a new route in Angel Island 1 and general optimization.

There's also a run using Knuckles, Tails, and a couple Sonic runs.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Sonic Advance (USA) "Tails, no Ultraspindash" in 13:33.54 by GoddessMaria.
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Demonstration
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Sonic Advance was Sonic the Hedgehog's first appearance on a portable Nintendo console, and he brought all his friends with him.

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

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


[Tier: Stars][Fastest Completion]GBA Sonic Advance 2 (USA) in 17:41.1 by Dashjump.
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- Aims for maximum score
- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
Disappointed with good movies where characters move just too slowly?

Look no further! In this extremely high-speed run, Dashjump demonstrates how to break the sound barrier and why Sonic is the fastest character in the video game universe.

Dashjump's TAS improves the previous run by 25.50 seconds. Individual act improvements are listed in the submission text.

The author doesn't collect any of the Chaos Emeralds in this movie, but it demonstrates almost every single move that Sonic is capable of in this game.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Sonic Advance 3 (USA) in 35:02.1 by Dashjump.
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Forgoes time-saving death
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
Sonic Advance 3 is a Sonic game with a twist: the player can play with a friend in co-op mode or one of many multi-player modes like ring race. The game contains features from Sonic Advance and Sonic Advance 2, but with more options like choosing from 2 characters in story mode (a leading and a following character).

This run is an improvement of 22.71 of in-game time and 23.46 overall compared to the predecessor movie.


[Tier: Vault]GBA Sonic Battle (USA) "Challenge Mode" in 05:42.97 by dekutony.
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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: Vault]GBA SpongeBob's Atlantis SquarePantis (USA) in 37:04.8 by jlun2.
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- Genre: Action
In SpongeBob's Atlantis SquarePantis, based on the TV movie of the same name, SpongeBob and Patrick stumble upon the lost magical amulet that will take them to the legendary city of Atlantis. Hoping to uncover the treasures of Atlantis in order to fulfill their dream of finding the "World's Oldest Living Bubble," the two travel with Sandy, Squidward and Mr. Krabs (and stowaway Plankton) on a magical bus to explore the lost city.

This run by jlun2 plays through the game speedily while utilizing a few glitches, including clipping through walls and floors to skip parts of levels by going offscreen.


[Tier: Vault]GBA Spy Muppets: License to Croak (USA) in 12:41.79 by dekutony.
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Spy Muppets: License to Croak is a Muppets franchise 2003 video game made for Microsoft's Windows system and Nintendo Game Boy Advance by Vicarious Visions and distributed by TDK. It is a spoof of the James Bond films, the title being a reference to Licence to Kill. It is an action game where the Player controls Kermit the Frog through several stages in order to stop the bad guys.

dekutony successfully defeats the bad guys in record time, despite being the world's worst secret agent.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Super Monkey Ball Jr. (USA) "Master" in 01:49.31 by TASeditor.
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In Super Monkey Ball Jr., like in the other Super Monkey Ball movies, you must guide a monkey trapped inside a transparent ball by tilting the game world across several floors. However, due to the GBA not having analog controls, it is noticeably more difficult to guide the monkey to the goal.

TASeditor improves the previous run through the Master stages by 2.79 seconds, thanks to better optimization.


[Tier: Vault]GBA Tekken Advance (USA) in 01:40.86 by AKheon.
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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: Moons]GBA Tekken Advance (USA) "Tag Battle" in 07:38.97 by AKheon.
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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: Moons]GBA The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (USA) in 28:18.78 by jlun2.
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This is a game unusually suited for a run for a game based on a movie based on a (famous) TV series. While the game follows the movie's plot quite closely, the author manages to make it look almost incomprehensible thanks to sheer speed in glitching through the stages.

This is an improvement of 1:26.53 minute over the previous published run by the same author.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]GBC Action Man: Search for Base X (USA/Europe) in 23:08.54 by Mothrayas.
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Alex "Action Man" Mann makes a stop over onto the Game Boy Color where once again he must stop the world from falling into the clutches of the evil Dr. X. The player takes control of Action Man as he travels through seven different levels ranging from jungles to the Arctic, battling a sizable army of robots with a variety of weapons and battle suits in search of Base X and stopping Dr. X from launching a terrifying new weapon that could very well bring an end to the world.

The game is a standard side-scrolling action platformer where the player advances through the levels by shooting at enemies and jumping over obstacles. Along the way, Action Man can find new items and suits which allow him to discover alternate routes, new levels, and even more items.

In this TAS, Mothrayas runs and jumps through the game, carefully choosing items and paths and using a few tricks to finish the game as fast as possible.


[Tier: Vault]GBC Hugo 2 1/2 (Germany) in 10:39.17 by Aqfaq.
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Hugo 2 1/2 is a game based on a call-in TV series for kids. It includes six levels (one of them is exclusive of this version) which are directly based on mini games from the TV show. The goal is always to both survive and collect as many money bags as possible. The amount of required bags to beat a level depends on the chosen difficulty level.

[Tier: Vault]GBC Lucky Luke (USA) "100%" in 30:55.11 by TheKDX7.
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Lucky Luke is based on a comic series created by Belgian cartoonist Maurice De Bevere. The series was very popular in Europe, so it's not surprising that it was adapted into a game.

TheKDX7, author of the other Lucky Luke run, improves upon the previous publication by 13 seconds due to more precise movements and some routing changes.


[Tier: Vault]GBC Lucky Luke (USA) in 24:12.61 by TheKDX7.
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Lucky Luke is a game based on a famous comic series created by Belgian cartoonist Maurice De Bevere. The gun-slinging Dalton brothers have escaped from jail again and are up to no good, and it's up to the titular cowboy to catch the criminals and lock them back up.

While the author, TheKDX7, finishes the platforming stages as fast as possible, he also adds in some entertainment to the long autoscrollers to make them more interesting.

This is an improvement of 388 frames over the second Lucky Luke TAS. There is also a run by the same author which achieves 100% completion.


[Tier: Vault]GBC Lucky Luke: Desperado Train (Europe) "100%" in 28:32.16 by TheKDX7.
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Desperados have stolen a train. Lucky Luke has got to catch them before they lay waste to the land.

Lucky Luke: Desperado Train is a game developed by Infogrames and released in November 15th 2000 on GameBoy Color. The themes of certain levels are in touch with famous titles such as: The Ballad of the Daltons, Western Circus, Travelling up the the Mississippi and The Rivals of Painful Gulch.

During the game you have to shoot bad guys on your way, collecting the ammos, dynamites, money, and some useful items. During 12 levels you have to chase the train stolen by desperados. Lucky Luke has got to catch them before they lay waste to the land from Atlantic coast to Pacific one. Some characters in game are friendly and they can help you.


[Tier: Vault]GBC Lucky Luke: Desperado Train (Europe) in 24:46.84 by TheKDX7.
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Lucky Luke: Desperado Train is one of a number of video game adaptations of the Lucky Luke comic franchise, an Old West themed parody popular in Europe.

In this game, Luke must work his way through a series of platformers and minigames to thwart his enemies and stop a runaway train.

It is an improvement of 2001 frames compared to the previous run by the same author, owed to diverse new techniques.


[Tier: Moons]GBC Mega Man Xtreme (USA) in 27:33.58 by FractalFusion.
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Mega Man Xtreme is a port of the popular Mega Man X series to the Game Boy Color. It adapts the Mavericks and their stages from that series and wraps it into gameplay more suited for the portable console.

Here, FractalFusion speeds through the game and exploits glitches to create a movie worthy of what we have come to expect from Mega Man at TASVideos.

This movie is played from a savestate that has unlocked "Xtreme mode", which allows you to play all of the levels in one game. Runs that start from a savestate are not normally allowed; see the Movie Rules for more on this.


Note: This movie requires VBA rerecording v19, v21 or v22.

[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: Vault]GBC Men in Black: The Series (USA/Europe) in 04:24.75 by TehBerral.
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- Genre: Shooter
Men in Black: The Series is a GBC game based on the animated series, which was based on the movie, which was based on the original comics. In it, you play as rookie agent J as he goes up against an alien invasion to save Earth and rescue K.

TehBerral abuses even more a wall-jumping glitch to make short work of this very derivative game, beating the predecessor movie by 1:01.78 minutes.


[Tier: Moons]GBC Pokémon Puzzle Challenge (JPN) in 05:11.62 by zvsp.
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Pokémon Puzzle Challenge, originally released in Japan as Pokemon de Panepon (ポケモンでパネポン), is a video game for the Game Boy Color. It is based on Panel de Pon (known as Tetris Attack in the West), only with characters from the Pokémon franchise.

zvsp plays through the hardest difficulty, whilst showing the different Pokémon, in Challenge Mode/VS COM Mode in a brisk 5 minutes and 11.62 seconds.


NOTE: This run starts from a save file with all the Pokémon unlocked. We do not normally accept runs that start from dirty SRAM; refer to the Movie Rules for more details.

[Tier: Vault]GBC RoboCop (USA) in 11:04.78 by AKheon.
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RoboCop for the GBC is a top-down shooter made by Mirage Interactive and Titus. The game itself consists of large maze levels and the slow movement pace of RoboCop. The difficulty in this game can be very obnoxious.

In this run, the author makes usage of a simple L+R glitch which doubles RoboCop's speed without affecting camera speed if three directions at once are pressed. In addition to this, it even allows him to warp to the next screen immediately when he catches up to the edge of the camera view while performing this glitch, and if there is an adjacent room to the direction where he's going. This allows him to get through most troublesome walls. The author provides detailed comments which help understanding what is going on.


[Tier: Vault][Notable improvement]GBC Stuart Little: The Journey Home (USA/Europe) in 12:01.35 by jlun2.
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Stuart Little, the clever, ever-cheerful mouse from the popular movie and classic children's book, is out to take on newfound enemies and domestic obstacles in order to get home safely. The game features plenty of platforms and hazards to run, jump, and flip through, and three difficulty settings. The levels are set in many of the movie's favorite locations, including the thrilling model boat race, a topsy-turvy miniature golf course, a toy cowboy town, and New York's Central Park.

In this run, jlun2 plays on the hardest difficulty, which features some very out-of-the-way items as well as different racing paths not seen in the easiest difficulty. jlun2 was able to improve upon the previous publication by 44.53 seconds by optimizing the menuing, and the routing of the various levels. More information can be found in the submission text.


[Tier: Vault]GBC The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland (USA) in 03:00.65 by TASeditor.
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The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland is a short, relatively simple platformer for the Game Boy Color, based on the 1999 Sesame Street movie of the same name. It features Elmo trying to retrieve his blanket from the clutches of the Grouches and the evil Huxley.

TASeditor runs through the game at the highest difficulty setting with little problem, retrieving his blanket in just over three minutes.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]GBC Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun (Europe) in 19:29.46 by Mothrayas.
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Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun is the second of two licensed games based on the Tintin comic series. It adapts the two-part story of the comic albums The Seven Crystal Balls and Prisoners of the Sun into an interactive game.

The game's physics are very similar to those of the other Tintin game, though there are some slight differences. Among them, the B button now doubles as a crouch button and the hardest difficulty gives Tintin only three health points compared to the previous game's four.

In this run, Mothrayas uses movement tricks and some shortcuts to beat the game in under 20 minutes.


[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 Wendy: Every Witch Way (USA/Europe) in 17:47.28 by Kumquat.
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Wendy: Every Witch Way is a fun little platformer for the Game Boy Color. The story is that Wendy the Good Little Witch accidentally releases the Chaos Emeralds from a treasure chest after clipping through the wall to her attic. The restless emeralds then proceed to knock down a floating castle that was blocking their view of the moon, and Wendy must flip her way through the castle to get the emeralds back.

This run abuses the game's gravity mechanic heavily, essentially making it a cuter version of Metal Storm.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]GB Batman: Return of the Joker (USA) in 03:41.13 by adelikat.
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Batman returns to stop the Joker's latest insane criminal plot once again, 20 seconds faster than the last time!

This game is one of those grappling hook games, with which Batman can just swing through areas quickly. Much of the improvement comes from bunnybathopping Batman's way through levels and somewhat improved boss fights.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]GB Contra: The Alien Wars (USA) in 07:37.75 by ThunderAxe31.
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Contra: The Alien Wars is the third entry in the Contra series. Like its predecessors, it is a predominantly side-scrolling shooter with a heavy emphasis on action. The protagonist can fire in eight directions when standing still. New abilities include climbing on walls, grabbing poles and navigating tanks. Parts of scenery can be destroyed. Originally released on the SNES, this version of the game was released on the Game Boy in 1994.

ThunderAxe31 makes quick work of this game, jumping and shooting his way through aliens as fast as possible.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]GB Disney's DuckTales (JPN) in 08:49.62 by zoboner & vintse500.
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Duck Tales is a traditional platform game in which the player takes the role of greedy Scrooge McDuck in search of treasures around the globe. He counts on his three nephews and on other Duck Tales characters to help him in his quest through inospit places such as the Amazononic forest, the African Mines, the Himalayas, Transylvania (where he meets Dracula Duck) and even the Moon.

Each one of them reserves the old duck lots of adventure, different enemies and hidden rooms.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Fastest Completion]GB Kirby's Dream Land (USA/Europe) in 08:44.65 by MUGG.
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
There's trouble in Dream Land! The self-appointed King Dedede has stolen all of his subjects' food for a midnight feast. Kirby, a resident of Dream Land, bravely sets out to stop the gluttonous penguin and recover the food.

This first game in the Kirby series predates Kirby's ability to absorb enemy powers. He goes on to gain that ability in the second game in the series.

This run, a 34 second improvement over the previous movie, uses the 'Extra Game' password (up+select+A at title screen), which makes the enemies and bosses much more aggressive and damaging than usual.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]GB Kung-Fu Master (JPN) in 03:29.08 by MUGG.
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- Takes damage to save time
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- Genre: Fighting
- Genre: Platform
Everybody is Kung Fu fighting…
The player is as fast as lightning…

In Kung-Fu Master, known as Spartan X in Japan, the player displays frightening reflexes that would be enough to obliterate any opponent.

In this run, the author, mugg, improves his previous run by changing the goal to getting the best in-game time, ignoring lag caused by enemy drops, among other things, in order to make for a more entertaining run. In addition, he changed the ROM used to the Japanese version, sacrificing some elements in order to make the fastest possible run. Please see the author's notes for more details.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]GB Master Karateka (JPN) in 02:39.96 by MUGG.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Fighting
Master Karateka is a game in the vein of Karateka. As a karate master and the sole survivor of the village, the protagonist must confront the evil Akuma and defeat his army to rescue his beloved Mariko and get his revenge.

MUGG blazes through the three stages in 2 minutes and 39.96 seconds.


[Tier: Vault]GB Mortal Kombat 3 (USA) in 07:18.49 by Thevlackdemonn2294.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Fighting
In this low quality port of a very popular arcade game, Thevlackdemonn2294 speeds through the game as fast as possible. No second round is ever fought, as it it glitched past, except for Shao Kahn, the final boss.

[Tier: Moons]GB Mortal Kombat II (USA) in 09:04.22 by AKheon.
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- Uses hardest difficulty
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Mortal Kombat II was the first game of the Mortal Kombat series to feature a playable character-changing fighter (the sorcerer Shang Tsung). This run is played on the Game Boy port. Watch as AKheon humiliates the computer opponents, demonstrates some major glitches, and beats the game in just over 9 minutes.

The author also did a tool-assisted playaround on Mortal Kombat: Tournament Edition and on Mortal Kombat Advance.

If you want even more MKII action, check out our run for the SNES version as well.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]GB Ninja Spirit (JPN) in 05:40.42 by Primorial#soup.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
This game is one of many ports of an arcade game (there is also a movie of a different version of the game here). In it, an evil force has corrupted all ninjas except for you, and you must defeat the evil force. You have four different weapons, and you can also obtain shadow clones which work similarly to the options from Gradius or the clones from Ninja Gaiden 2.

Sit back and enjoy the fast-paced ninja action and the weapon variety.


[Tier: Moons]GB Super Mario Land (World v1.1) "hard mode" in 12:14.77 by MUGG.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Tatanga is back after being beaten in the regular-mode run of this game, and he kidnapped Princess Daisy again. Daisy is not a pilot, so she is unable to escape from her prison in the sky, despite there being a freely accessible aircraft in the vicinity.

Mario must travel through the four Kingdoms of Birabuto, Muda, Easton, and Chai once again to rescue Daisy. Although this time around, they're packed with much more enemies than before.

This run has much more action than the regular mode of Super Mario Land, due to the increased amount of enemies, yet it is only slightly slower. If you liked TASs of Super Mario Land before now, wait until you see this.


Note: This movie begins from a save state from the end of regular mode in order to access hard mode. There is no other way to access it outside of a hack. We normally do not accept movies which begin from a save state.

Note: This movie requires conversion in order to be played in sync on VBA rerecording v23.


[Tier: Vault]GB Tennis in 04:51.42 by MUGG.
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Sport
Tennis is, as the name implies, Nintendo's version of the sport. Either one player versus a computer opponent or two players will compete in tennis in a more or less standard suite of rules (scoring, sets etc.).

Thanks to a serve glitch and some precise rallying, MUGG manages to reach a time of under 5 minutes.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]GB Tetris (any v1.1) in 00:19.92 by MrWint.
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Puzzle
Tetris is a puzzle game originally designed and programmed by Alexey Pajitnov. This Game Boy port was included with every system sold, resulting in the game becoming hugely popular.

This run by MrWint completes Mode B at level 9 as fast as possible, and improves the previous movie by 6.93 seconds. Most of the improvement comes from a glitch where the game copies the top few rows after line clears. For more details, read the submission comments.


[Tier: Moons]GB The Smurfs (Europe v1.0) in 08:38.04 by MUGG.
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The Smurfs is a Game Boy sidescroller with much variety to keep one entertained.

The Smurfs was a once popular comic book and TV series that spread across the world in many languages.

While this movie appears to be slower by 9.86 seconds than the previous movie, it is in fact an improvement of around 2.85 seconds when only considering time saves during the levels. This is due to more accurate emulation. Improvements include better optimisation and new tricks.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]GC 007: Agent Under Fire (USA v1.0) "00 Agent" in 36:50.07 by aleckermit.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Shooter
007: Agent Under Fire is a James Bond game. You know what that means: guns, rockets, cars, tanks, girls, and megalomaniacs.

In this run, aleckermit shows off impressive stunts, including dead-on firearm accuracy, apparent resistance to explosions and broad vehicular destruction.

For more of the cinematic secret agent, see our other James Bond TASes.


[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers][Notable improvement][Fastest Completion]GC 007: Nightfire (USA) in 33:42.82 by FitterSpace, gamerfreak5665 & aleckermit.
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Racing
- Genre: Shooter
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007: Nightfire is a James Bond game. Does anything more need to be said? Guns, cars, planes, submarines, spaceships, girls, and megalomaniacs.

Authors FitterSpace, gamerfreak5665 and aleckermit show off James Bond's impressive skill set, including cocaine-induced firearm handling and driving so reckless, not even a cute animal would give him car insurance.

This run improves upon the previous publication by more than six minutes of total run time, but with increased load time accuracy, new out of bound glitches, and better optimization, the real time saved compared to the previous run is nearly ten minutes.


[Tier: Moons]GC Crazy Taxi (USA) in 06:02.76 by solarplex.
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Racing
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Crazy Taxi is an open world racing video game developed by Hitmaker (Sega AM3) and published by Sega. The main objective of the game is to pick up customers and take them to their chosen destination as quickly as possible.

In this run, solarplex aims to reach Rank 1 as well as obtain a Crazy License, and this run surely lives up to the crazy nature of the game.


[Tier: Stars]GC Ikaruga (USA) "maximum score" in 21:29.4 by keylie.
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- Aims for maximum score
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Ikaruga (2001) is a vertical shoot 'em up published and developed by Treasure as a spiritual successor to its earlier title, Radiant Silvergun (1998). It was first released on arcade machines, then eventually ported to Dreamcast, GameCube, XBLA, Android, and even Steam, thanks to the loyal following among the Western shoot 'em up fans. GameCube version was chosen for creation of this TAS as it provided both the most arcade-accurate port, and the most accurately emulated platform of those available at the time.

Ikaruga features a polarity mechanic wherein enemies can be black or white, shooting black or white bullets, respectively. Additionally, player ships themselves can switch between black and white: when white, ship absorbs white bullets and deals extra damage to black enemies, and vice versa. When enough bullets are absorbed, a powerful enemy-seeking attack can be unleashed. As such, typical gameplay consists of frequent polarity switching, chain-killing enemies, and absorbing bullets instead of dodging them; to capitalize on this, the author chooses to control both player ships in order to absorb as many bullets as possible, do more damage, and pick off escaping enemies without breaking a kill chain.

The goal of this TAS is to maximize the score. Ikaruga's scoring system mainly consists of color-based enemy chaining: killing three enemies of the same color in a row increases chain value, messing up the color sequence resets it. Absorbing bullets and lasers, speedkilling bosses, and having spare lives at the end are also significant score boosts—all of these are used in the TAS to the fullest extent. The final score is a massive 50,230,200, only attainable with two players.


Ikaruga has been extensively competed in both Western and Asian gaming communities, leading to publication of an official superplay DVD, as well as blessing us with many amazing feats of unassisted gameplay. If you've enjoyed this TAS and would like to see what some of the best human players have to offer, make sure to watch VTF-INO's unassisted doubleplay, in which the player attempts to achieve maximum score by controlling both ships in realtime; also check out RNA's flawless stage 5 boss fight done solo, and Sa Suisai's full-game unassisted playthrough on Normal difficulty, executing some inhumanly precise chains on the XBLA version of the game.

[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]GC Luigi's Mansion (JPN) in 54:21.7 by Malleoz.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
Luigi wins a mansion in a contest and his brother, Mario, goes missing there. It is your goal to search the haunted mansion to figure out where he is. Your weapons to protect you are a flashlight and the Poltergust 3000, a ghost vacuum. Capturing ghosts and collecting keys helps you progress in your quest to find Mario.

The author, Malleoz, forgoes out-of-bounds glitches that are present in this movie and plays through the game in a regular way in record time.

The author also provides an alternate encode with commentary which can be viewed here.


This run plays the Hidden Mansion, a mode unlocked after beating the game once that increases the power of the Poltergust and allows skipping some cutscenes, to make the run more entertaining. We do not normally accept runs that start from dirty SRAM; see the rules for more details.

[Tier: Moons]GC Luigi's Mansion (USA) "chest glitch" in 10:11.85 by solarplex.
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Luigi wins a mansion in a contest and his brother, Mario, goes missing there. It is your goal to search the haunted mansion to figure out where he is. Your weapons to protect you are a flashlight and the Poltergust 3000, a ghost vacuum. Capturing ghosts and collecting keys helps you progress in your quest to find Mario.

The author, solarplex, utilizes out-of-bounds glitches to skip 19 of the 23 Portrait Ghosts and all of the Boos (except King Boo), beating the whole game in around 10 minutes with TAS timing, or 8:28:52 with RTA timing.


This run plays the Hidden Mansion, a mode unlocked after beating the game once that increases the power of the Poltergust and allows skipping some cutscenes, to make the run more entertaining. We do not normally accept runs that start from dirty SRAM; see the rules for more details.

[Tier: Moons]GC Mortal Kombat: Deception (USA) in 13:51.7 by AKheon.
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Mortal Kombat: Deception is the sixth fighting game in the Mortal Kombat series, and the second one to use its engine, so that means it shouldn't be as loaded with bugs and glitches as previous games in the series, right? Maybe not.

In case you have no idea what's going on, a listing of the numerous glitches used and fight by fight commentary are available in the author's comments.


[Tier: Vault]GC SoulCalibur II (USA) in 02:04.67 by N?K.
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SoulCalibur II continues the tradition set by Soul Blade on the PlayStation and SoulCalibur on the Dreamcast with intense action and plenty of weapons to deal the massive blows. Each console version of the game also includes a unique character for the platform; in the GameCube version, it's Link from The Legend of Zelda.

N?K improves his previous run by nearly a minute, thanks to setting the amount of rounds per match to 1 and overall better luck manipulation.


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Note 2: Due to minor emulation issues, some fade transitions are completely missing, notably the transitions between matches in Arcade mode.


[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers]GC Super Smash Bros. Melee (USA) "Adventure Mode" in 08:42.75 by numerics.
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Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. fighting game series is rather different from your typical fighting game. Instead of wearing your opponent's health down to 0, you must knock him or her out of the battlefield. Damage counts upwards, with knockback from attacks that hit you becoming more severe as your damage increases. Fighting controls are also simplified, making it very easy for even your non-gaming friends to pick up and play.

Super Smash Bros. Melee offers fighters from the wealth of Nintendo characters like Mario, Bowser, different Pokémon, Link, and Kirby. They can either fight through the single-player modes like Classic, Adventure, and Event Mode, or they battle it out against other characters in a four-player frenzy.

Additional characters and stages are unlocked as hidden objectives are met, and coins rewarded for playing in all modes can be spent on a capsule toy machine. The toys in the machine represent games from Nintendo's entire video game history, and each can be viewed in 3D with a brief description.

In this TAS, numerics plays through Adventure Mode with Samus, abusing glitches to move through the stages at a high rate of speed while making the battles as entertaining as possible.

Note: There are encodes of higher resolution 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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- 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]GC Zapper: One Wicked Cricket! (USA) in 16:47.77 by Amateseru & tomiy.
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Zapper: One Wicked Cricket! is a platform game that was released for the Xbox, PS2, GBA, PC and GameCube in 2002 in North America. In this game, Zapper the Cricket has to collect 6 eggs in each of 20 levels in order to save his brother from Maggie, an evil magpie. The concept behind its gameplay is similar to that of Frogger.

In this fast-paced TAS, Amateseru and tomiy hop madly through the levels required to beat the game in 16 minutes and 47.77 seconds.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]Genesis 3 Ninjas Kick Back (USA) in 10:57.3 by Challenger.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
3 Ninjas Kick Back is a traditional platform game based on the movie of the same name. Each one of the three ninjas has unique weapons and abilities. All three of them can run, duck, crawl, climb, jump, as well as hang on trees, ropes, and so on. You'll encounter many obstacles and enemies, both regular and boss-like, which you'll have to overcome and defeat.

Challenger clears the game in record time, thanks to a glitch allowing one to zip through walls.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]Genesis Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle (USA) in 05:27.8 by Aqfaq.
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Before Sonic the Hedgehog, there was Alex Kidd.

This movie improves on the previous movie by a whopping 79 seconds thanks to a new trick allowing Alex to ascend through walls Rockman style.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Alien 3 in 27:50.2 by maTO.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2018-11-13)
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Submission #6133 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.2 (3 votes)
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Alien 3 is a platform video game based on the 1992 film of the same name. The game was released for the Sega Genesis and Amiga in 1992. Additional versions were released in 1993. Each version except the Game Boy version was developed by Probe Software.

[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]Genesis Alien Soldier (JPN) in 18:32.27 by Dammit & Truncated.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2009-09-02)
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Submission #2386 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.0 (27 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter
VISUALSHOCK! SPEEDSHOCK! SOUNDSHOCK!
NOW IS TIME TO THE 68000 HEART ON FIRE!

Alien Soldier, released in 1995, is a spiritual successor to Gunstar Heroes (you can tell by the cameo appearances of certain bosses), and a real treat in terms of production values as described in the tagline quoted above. The game's rather nonsensical plot boils down to the protagonist, Epsilon-Eagle, having to fight his former terrorist comrades (as well as everything on his path). Thankfully, speedrunners don't care about plots either way.

What is more important is that Alien Soldier epitomizes Treasure's concept of an action game: a fast-paced, flashy, relentless boss rush. As such, it has 33 grotesque bosses, each of them promising a guaranteed game over for inexperienced players. However, using Epsilon-Eagle's vast arsenal of weapons and dodging abilities, the authors plow through the game's "SUPERHARD" difficulty without any regard to its name in this long-awaited movie, achieving a total in-game time of 8 minutes 13 seconds.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]Genesis Alien Storm in 13:58.35 by martandelus.
Bizhawk movie (.bkm) (date: 2014-08-18)
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Submission #4401 — Author's comments
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Rating: 5.9 (8 votes)
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Shooter
Alien Storm is a 1990 beat 'em up arcade game by Sega.The aliens are invading Earth, and it's up to the "Alien Busters" to wipe them out and destroy their creator.

Watch as martandelus completely destroys all those dang aliens with the power of the Ghostbuster's proton backpack.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]Genesis Alisia Dragoon (JPN/USA) in 13:33.72 by Toothache.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2010-01-17)
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Submission #2537 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.4 (17 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
When Alisia Dragoon was just a little girl, she watched her father being tortured and killed in front of her. For some reason, she was allowed to leave, grow up and somehow swallow a Tesla coil in order to seek her revenge through electrical zappy death. Or at least that's the amount of plot that is needed to understand this game.

This run zaps through the game, quickly frying everything in Alisia's path to nothingness.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]Genesis Batman (USA/Europe) in 11:06.2 by arkiandruski.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2007-03-21)
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Submission #1458 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.4 (27 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Batman is a game that closely follows the plot of the Tim Burton movie of the same name. In it, you follow Batman from the beginning of the movie through the birth and the death of the Joker.

Of course the movie doesn't involve Batman going through walls or dying to achieve his objective quicker.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]Genesis Batman Forever (World) in 15:27.02 by Keirden.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2012-06-13)
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Submission #3624 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.2 (10.5 votes)
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- 2 Players
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Fighting
- Genre: Platform
Based on the 1995 action movie, Batman Forever is a critically panned sidescrolling beat 'em up. 2 players can take control of Batman and his circus acrobat sidekick Robin to battle Two-Face and The Riddler and other standard lackeys. It combines the Mortal Kombat engine with a generic sidescroller.

Keirden uses both of the superheroes and rolls through the game in a speedy 15 minutes.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]Genesis Bram Stoker's Dracula (USA) in 11:45.74 by CReTiNo.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2015-10-02)
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Submission #4833 — Author's comments
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Rating: 5.2 (7 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Bram Stoker's Dracula is based on the 1992 horror film of the same name. This is a typical platform type of video game. You play as Johnathan Harker, as you fight your way through bats, wolves, zombies, skeletons... and yes, Dracula himself.

[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]Genesis Castle of Illusion: Starring Mickey Mouse (USA) in 17:33.03 by Aglar.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2011-10-15)
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Submission #3320 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.2 (11 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- 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][Fastest Completion]Genesis Castlevania: Bloodlines (USA) "John Morris" in 27:36.17 by Samhain-Grim & Truncated.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2008-11-08)
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Rating: 8.5 (48 votes)
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Castlevania's foray onto the Genesis sees two protagonists duke it out with Dracula and his minions: John Morris and Eric Lecarde. John Morris carries the famed whip, and Eric Lecarde wields a spear.

This run sees John Morris take on the hordes of minions. While Morris is essentially slower in movement, he is still the faster of the two due to his ability to destroy the bosses quicker than Lecarde. For more precise details, see the authors' detailed submission text.