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Total movies: 327


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]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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Obsoletes movie #1183 (07:10.07)
Rating: 6.7 (14.5 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]A2600 Airlock (USA) in 01:50.76 by Alyosha.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2016-09-09)
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Obsoletes movie #2898 (01:51.68)
Rating: 4.6 (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]A2600 Riddle of the Sphinx (USA) in 01:37.41 by Samsara.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2015-08-04)
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Submission #4767 — Author's comments
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Rating: 3.2 (9 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]A7800 Galaga (USA) "Expert, Perfect Challenge" in 00:53.15 by dwangoAC.
Bizhawk movie (.bkm) (date: 2013-01-23)
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Submission #3830 — Author's comments
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Rating: 5.2 (12 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]A7800 Ninja Golf (USA) in 11:29.67 by adelikat.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2015-07-25)
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Rating: 5.6 (5 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]Arcade Bay Route (World) in 10:31.72 by nitrogenesis.
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Submission #3665 — Author's comments
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Rating: 5.2 (8 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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Submission #4538 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.7 (6 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]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: 8.7 (5 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]Arcade Ganryu (USA) in 07:50.2 by x2poet.
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Submission #3013 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.8 (17 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: Vault]Arcade Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters (USA) in 04:48.05 by Marx.
Final Burn Alpha movie (.fbm) (date: 2012-10-25)
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Rating: 4.8 (12 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]Arcade Metal Slug (World) in 10:10.18 by x2poet.
Final Burn Alpha movie (.fbm) (date: 2015-02-08)
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Submission #4578 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #2745 (10:44.88)
Rating: 7.5 (12 votes)
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- 2 Players
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Shooter
Award - Exotic platforms TAS of 2015
Released in 1996, Metal Slug is a widely popular game about two soldiers named Marco Rossi and Tarma Roving, enrolled in the Peregrine Falcon Squad, fighting against General Morden and a bunch of other Nazi impersonators in giant mechs & machines in order to stop his New World Order under his power.

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

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


[Tier: Moons]Arcade Metal Slug 3 (World) in 27:09.55 by x2poet.
Final Burn Alpha movie (.fbm) (date: 2011-06-09)
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Submission #3168 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.2 (16.5 votes)
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- 2 Players
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Shooter
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.

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


[Tier: Moons]Arcade Metal Slug 4 (World) "best ending" in 17:11.97 by x2poet.
Final Burn Alpha movie (.fbm) (date: 2011-08-25)
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Submission #3257 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1841 (18:04.78)
Rating: 8.3 (18 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]Arcade Metal Slug 5 (World) in 17:37.27 by x2poet.
Final Burn Alpha movie (.fbm) (date: 2011-12-12)
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Submission #3375 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.2 (14 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: Stars]Arcade Metal Slug X (World) in 18:32.2 by x2poet.
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Submission #3125 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1385 (18:48.4)
Rating: 8.5 (22.5 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.
Final Burn Alpha movie (.fbm) (date: 2014-11-22)
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Rating: 8.1 (8.5 votes)
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- Aims for maximum score
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Sport
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]Arcade Punch-Out!! (USA) in 03:26.15 by £e Nécroyeur.
MAME-rr movie (.mar) (date: 2017-02-05)
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Rating: 7.3 (4 votes)
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- Genre: Sport
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]Arcade Spinmaster in 13:19.07 by x2poet.
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Submission #3037 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.0 (12 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Yippie-ki-yay!

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

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

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


[Tier: Moons]Arcade Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo (unknown) in 07:08.15 by dwangoAC.
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Rating: 6.8 (8 votes)
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- Uses a suboptimal character
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Puzzle
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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Obsoletes movie #422 (11:32.43)
Rating: 8.2 (6.5 votes)
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- 2 Players
- Uses hardest difficulty
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]Arcade The King Of Fighters '97 (JPN) "playaround" in 15:00.83 by mamuuuut.
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Rating: 6.8 (5 votes)
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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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Rating: 5.6 (17.5 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Fighting
In this first publication from the King of Fighters series, x2poet uses the game's female characters to swiftly humiliate their opponents, showing off multiple combos and AI manipulation along the way.

[Tier: Moons]Arcade Top Hunter: Roddy & Cathy (World) in 12:49.1 by x2poet.
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Rating: 6.8 (12 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Fighting
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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Rating: 7.1 (18 votes)
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- 2 Players
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Fighting
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: Moons]Coleco Jumpman Junior (USA) in 04:40.42 by BrunoVisnadi.
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Obsoletes movie #2214 (04:48.58)
Rating: 6.8 (5 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Puzzle
Jumpman Junior is a game developed by Randy Glover, who described it as a "lite" version of Jumpman containing 12 levels for users without disk drives. In it, you need to defuse all of the bombs placed on Jupiter by terrorists. To do this, you must climb up ladders, touch the vines, and, of course, jump.

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

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


[Tier: Moons]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]Coleco Zaxxon (USA) in 01:55.89 by dwangoAC.
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- Genre: Shooter
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: Moons]DOS CD-Man Version 2.0 in 00:03.71 by c-square.
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- 2 Players
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
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 the fastest published TAS 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]DOS Commander Keen 4: Secret of the Oracle (v1.0) in 10:28.28 by turska.
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
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]DOS Commander Keen 5: The Armageddon Machine (v1.4) in 02:02.46 by turska.
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Commander Keen 5: The Armageddon Machine (1991) is a part of the popular Commander Keen saga, developed by id Software. It is a direct continuation of the previous episode of Goodbye Galaxy, in which Commander Keen (Billy Blaze) has learned from the Oracle of Gnosticus IV that the evil Shikadi plan to blow up the galaxy with their doomsday device, the Omegamatic (It slices! It dices! It causes a 100,000 light year-diameter quantum explosion!). Naturally, he sets out to sabotage the machine and stop the Shikadi.

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


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

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


[Tier: Moons]DOS Commander Keen: Keen Dreams in 04:15.13 by slamo.
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- Uses death to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- 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]DOS Hocus Pocus (USA v1.1) "Episode 2" in 13:48.61 by IsraeliRD.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
Hocus Pocus, published by Apogee Software (developed by Moonlight Software) in 1994 sees a "puny" dropout wizard setting on a quest to collect crystals which will make him powerful. On his way, Hocus is ignoring important information given to him by Terexin while defeating enemies and bosses so that Land of Lattice will become more safe to travel. By completing four tests, he will also be accepted into the Council of Wizards and marry Popopa, daughter of Terexin who leads the Council.

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

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


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

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

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


[Tier: Moons]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]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]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.


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[Tier: Moons]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]DOS Wolfenstein 3D (1.4) "Episode 3" in 02:47.26 by slamo.
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- Genre: Shooter
Award - Computer TAS of 2016
Wolfenstein 3D is a first-person shooter developed by id Software and published by Apogee Software in 1992. It follows the mission of a World War II Allied spy, William "B.J." Blazkowicz, to take down Hitler's Nazi regime. Also known as Wolf3D, it is widely regarded as having helped popularize the first-person shooter genre on PC and is id's precursor to the wildly popular Doom series.

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


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

[Tier: Vault]DS Barbie in The 12 Dancing Princesses (USA) in 29:49.94 by AKheon.
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
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]DS Contra 4 (USA) in 22:31.42 by cpadolf & zggzdydp.
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
- 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: 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][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 Asterix & Obelix: Bash Them All! (Europe) in 21:08.9 by TimmyAkmed.
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- Genre: Platform
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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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
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Everyone who has at least once attempted to gather a soul from each of the 120 different enemies in Aria of Sorrow, especially during a speedrun, knows the frustration it incurs after a hundredth failed attempt to get the required drop. That just makes this all-souls TAS, played on hard mode, even more impressive.

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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


[Tier: Moons]GBA Dragon Ball: Advanced Adventure (JPN) in 44:34.07 by AnotherGamer.
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Fighting
- 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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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: RPG
- Genre: Strategy
The Fire Emblem series is popular for its tactical-role-playing element. This is the eighth installment of the series, usually taking many hours to finish and hundreds of turns.

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


[Tier: Moons]GBA Garfield and His Nine Lives (USA) in 10:07.79 by tormented.
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- 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]GBA Guilty Gear X: Advance Edition (USA) in 03:57.66 by Spikestuff.
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Fighting
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]GBA Gunstar Super Heroes (USA) in 18:32.22 by Comicalflop.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
- 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]GBA Metal Slug Advance (USA) "100%" in 38:50.38 by mtvf1.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Shooter
Metal Slug Advance is an action shooter game from the popular series Metal Slug. In it, you are a recruit for Peregrine Falcon, training on an unnamed island with limited equipment. All seems to be going as planned, but when General Morden's troops invade the island, captures many of your allies, and attempts to build a base, you must rise to the task of fending off the approaching army.

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

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

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


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


[Tier: Moons]GBA Metal Slug Advance (USA) in 11:13.16 by mtvf1.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Shooter
Metal Slug Advance is an action shooter game from the popular series Metal Slug. In it, you are a recruit for Peregrine Falcon, training on an unnamed island with limited equipment. All seems to be going as planned, but when General Morden's troops invade the island, 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 Mortal Kombat: Tournament Edition (USA) "Tag Team" in 05:56.4 by AKheon.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- 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
- Genre: Fighting
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][Notable improvement][Console-verified]GBA Sonic Advance (USA) in 10:46.52 by Mukki.
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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: 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.

Mukki's TAS improves the previous run by 30.94 seconds, thanks to new routes and glitches explained in his comments.


Note: There are two encodes available for download; the first one is the original version, and the second one is a comparison encode: you can see the original version to the left, and what you see to the right is something made with a special emulator, hacked to force the game's camera to focus on Sonic, making it much easier to follow what Mukki is doing with him. The second YouTube stream displays these views side-by-side as well.

[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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- 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
- 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: 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
- 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: Stars]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: Moons]GBA Super Monkey Ball Jr. (USA) "Master" in 01:49.31 by TASeditor.
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Uses a level password
- Genre: Platform
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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- Uses hardest difficulty
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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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- Uses hardest difficulty
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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]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) 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 (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: 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.


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[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 05:26.82 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.

This movie by TehBerral abuses a wall-jumping glitch to make short work of this very derivative game.


[Tier: Moons]GBC Pokémon Puzzle Challenge (JPN) in 05:11.62 by zvsp.
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- Genre: Puzzle
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]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]GBC Tintin in Tibet (Europe) in 15:10.53 by Mothrayas.
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- Genre: Platform
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) 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]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][Notable improvement]GB Kirby's Dream Land (USA/Europe) in 08:44.65 by MUGG.
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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]GB Kung-Fu Master (JPN) in 03:29.08 by MUGG.
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- 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]GB Master Karateka (JPN) in 02:39.96 by MUGG.
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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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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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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]GB Ninja Spirit (JPN) in 05:40.42 by Primorial#soup.
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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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- 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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- 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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- 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 (USA/Europe v1.0) in 08:28.18 by MUGG.
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- Uses warps
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
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.

This is an improvement of 24.09 seconds over the previous movie, mostly thanks to a warp glitch which ends Act 1 a lot quicker, but also thanks to better strategy.


Note: This movie requires VBA rerecording v23.

[Tier: Moons]GC 007: Agent Under Fire (USA v1.0) "00 Agent" in 36:50.07 by aleckermit.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- 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][Notable improvement]GC 007: Nightfire (USA) in 39:55.45 by gamerfreak5665 & aleckermit.
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- Genre: Racing
- Genre: Shooter
007: Nightfire is a James Bond game. Does anything more need to be said? Guns, cars, planes, submarines, spaceships, girls, and megalomaniacs.

Authors 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.

A newly discovered clipping glitch opens up alternative paths making it possible to save a significant amount of time. Enjoy the show!


[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
- 2 Players
- Uses hardest difficulty
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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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- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- 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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- Genre: Fighting
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]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. 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.


[Tier: Moons]GC Tony Hawk's Underground (USA) in 47:50.85 by The Packle.
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- Uses warps
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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 breaks all sense of reality with physics-defying jumps, incredible grinding speed, and radical airs.


[Tier: Moons]GC Zapper: One Wicked Cricket! (USA) in 16:47.77 by Amateseru & tomiy.
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- Genre: Platform
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]Genesis 3 Ninjas Kick Back (USA) in 10:57.3 by Challenger.
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- 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]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 Soldier (JPN) in 18:32.27 by Dammit & Truncated.
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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]Genesis Alien Storm in 13:58.35 by martandelus.
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- 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]Genesis Alisia Dragoon (JPN/USA) in 13:33.72 by Toothache.
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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]Genesis Batman (USA/Europe) in 11:06.2 by arkiandruski.
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- 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]Genesis Batman Forever (World) in 15:27.02 by Keirden.
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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: Vault]Genesis Bonanza Bros. (USA v1.1) in 08:53.79 by SprintGod & Spikestuff.
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Bonanza Bros. (1991) is a shooter-platform game that was first released in the arcades and then ported to the Sega Genesis, and can be played in a cooperative 2 player mode.

The plot involves the Bonanza Brothers: Robo and Mobo, who resemble the Blues Brothers, but are thieves who steal many treasures from banks, mansions and casinos.

In this run, the authors steal as many treasures as they can and avoid the police by controlling the 2 players... at the same time!

This is an improvement of 9.91 seconds over the previous movie, thanks to better optimisation.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Bram Stoker's Dracula (USA) in 11:45.74 by CReTiNo.
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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]Genesis Castle of Illusion: Starring Mickey Mouse (USA) in 17:33.03 by Aglar.
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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]Genesis Castlevania: Bloodlines (USA) "Eric Lecarde" in 27:41.93 by Samhain-Grim & Truncated.
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- 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 Eric Lecarde take his turn against the vast minions of Dracula. While Lecarde moves slightly faster than Morris, lag from his magic spear had to be taken into account more often, and he is weaker against bosses. For more precise details, see the authors' detailed submission text for Morris.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Castlevania: Bloodlines (USA) "John Morris" in 27:36.17 by Samhain-Grim & Truncated.
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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.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Chakan: The Forever Man (USA) in 11:11.88 by zoboner.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
This movie here is one that makes little to no sense to someone who isn't familiar with the game. The main character can move very fast and the dark graphics don't help in figuring out what's going on. There is a lot more going on in this movie than meets the eye. For example, the player uses a secret warp involving combining the alchemy potions that are scattered throughout the levels.

This improves the previous run of the game by 17.59 seconds through further optimizations.

For more information about what's going on in this game, we recommend reading the author's comments at the submission page.

NOTE: Don't be fooled by the fake credits after the final level. The game is not quite over yet.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Crack Down (USA/Europe) in 11:19.27 by Arcree.
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- Genre: Shooter
Crack Down (クラックダウン) is a run and gun arcade game originally released by Sega in 1989, and ported to the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis in 1990.

The two heroes, Ben and Andy, have to get through the levels as quickly as possible placing bombs on X marks scattered around the levels. Although the levels are heavily defended, the player has an array of weaponry including a cannon, machine gun, and superbombs.

This game also features some neat music.


[Tier: Vault]Genesis Crack Down (USA) "2 players" in 09:37.16 by Arcree.
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Crack Down (クラックダウン) is a run and gun arcade game originally released by Sega in 1989, and ported to the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis in 1990.

The two heroes, Ben and Andy, have to get through the levels as quickly as possible placing bombs on X marks scattered around the levels. Although the levels are heavily defended, the player has an array of weaponry including a cannon, machine gun, and superbombs.

This game also features some neat music.

This run has Arcree controlling both players in order to beat the game as fast as possible. We also have a 1 player run available, also by Arcree, showing how fast the game can be beaten with only a single player.


[Tier: Vault]Genesis Dark Castle (USA) in 00:56.37 by Aqfaq & Stanski.
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Dark Castle looks like a Genesis version of Donkey Kong. This new movie is eleven frames faster than the previous version by Aqfaq and Stanski.

Selected statement by Aqfaq:
I managed to skip most of the game, which is good because Dark Castle sucks.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Disney's Aladdin (unknown) in 10:19.46 by arandomgameTASer.
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A typical Disney game featuring all the characters from the movie.

This is an improvement of 46 seconds over the previous movie thanks to a new glitch and lag optimization.

More detailed comments about the run can be found in author's comments.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Disney's The Jungle Book (USA) in 08:17.17 by maTO.
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Based on the famous animated movie, Walt Disney's The Jungle Book is a platform game where you control Mowgli, the boy who was raised by wild animals deep in the jungles.

In each stage, Mowgli must obtain twelve of the red jewels before getting to the end. Usually, the end has Mowgli meeting a friend or fighting a boss.

There are also runs of the NES version and the SNES version.


[Tier: Vault]Genesis Duke Nukem 3D (Brazil) in 20:03.75 by Dimon12321.
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This version of Duke Nukem 3D was released exclusively in Brazil. The gameplay is fundamentally the same and has the player blasting invading aliens from Duke's point of view. It consists of nine levels based on the PC's Lunar Apocalypse episode and a range of enemies and weapons from the original game. The difficulty has been raised significantly, and the framerate is noticeably reduced. The port also makes heavy use of scanlines and a smaller window size to reduce the overall render load.

Dimon12321 follows the fastest path through each of the maps, and moves extra quickly by running and strafing at the same time.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Ecco: The Tides of Time (USA) in 47:38.72 by Upthorn.
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- Genre: Puzzle
Ecco: The Tides of Time (1994) is the sequel to Ecco the Dolphin. It is harder than the original, and continues its bizarre science fiction plotline. You control Ecco the dolphin, navigating the waters, circumnavigating the time-stream, saving lost DNA nucleotide pairs, and finding key crystals, schools of fish and pockets of air deep down in submarine caves.

Ecco is capable of moving at very high speed but has little in the way of brakes. Turning corners without smashing into walls is tricky to say the least.

This run plays on the hardest difficulty mode.

Note: The multimedia file for this run is an MKV with chapters. This can be played in most media players, but if problems are encountered then please see the Downloads page.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis ESWAT: City Under Siege (USA) in 13:22.68 by Dammit.
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E-SWAT: City Under Siege is a story about a cop who dreams of wearing a cybernetic jetpack suit and becoming a killing machine. His dream comes true.

More seriously, this game stars the police officer Duke Oda trying to clean up the crime in the city of Liberty and fight the crime organization E.V.E. Some more details about the game can be found here. The variety of available weapons, and the use of a jetpack (denoted Burner), make this an entertaining action-packed movie.

This run features a 9-second improvement over the preceding version.


[Tier: Vault]Genesis Ex-Mutants (USA) in 10:11.23 by maTO.
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In this game, the Earth has been nearly destroyed by the genetic and biological weapons unleashed during World War 3. Radiation and strange viruses have combined to physically transform the human population into vile, disgusting mutants. However, a scientist named Dr. Kildare, who aims to reclaim mankind's lost genetic heritage, returns six people to normal to fight for humanity as the Ex-Mutants. Your job, as one of the Ex-Mutants, is to rescue the other Ex-Mutants and find power cells for Dr. Kildare.

maTO completes this game in a little over 10 minutes by accurate playing and good health management.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Gain Ground (USA/Europe) in 11:40.57 by oneeighthundred.
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Gain Ground is a game about robots killing cavemen and cavemen killing robots; or at least that's what it looks like. Don't worry too much about the plot. It's a fast paced overhead run-and-gun with characters and enemies from 5 different time periods. Originally an arcade game, this Genesis port has 10 extra levels in it.

In this TAS, both player characters are controlled and shots are precisely placed to defeat every enemy in every level at blinding speed. Many precise tricks are used; details and stage-by-stage rundowns are available in the author's comments.


[Tier: Vault]Genesis Garfield: Caught in the Act (USA/Europe) in 18:31.68 by emu.
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Garfield and Odie broke the TV. After they "fix" it, the "spare parts" from the TV turn into a monster and suck Garfield and Odie into the TV! With cat-like reflexes, Garfield defeats the monster (known as Glitch) in short order by, among other things, manipulating luck and taking damage to save time!

[Tier: Moons]Genesis Ghouls 'n Ghosts (USA/Europe r1) in 07:44.22 by Ferret Warlord.
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Ghouls 'n Ghosts is a sequel to Ghosts 'n Goblins on the NES. On a quest to recapture stolen souls from Lucifer (Loki in this game), the player advances through a series of levels filled with demonic and undead creatures.

Usually, one would have to finish the game twice in order for it to end properly. Instead of doing so, the author of this movie uses a password to start off on the 2nd playthrough. Despite the game displaying "Practice" on the screen, this movie is indeed played on hardest difficulty. See the author's comments for a more thorough explanation.


[Tier: Stars]Genesis Gunstar Heroes (USA) in 31:00.33 by Samsara.
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- Genre: Shooter
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Gunstar Heroes (1993) is widely considered to be one of the best action games on the Sega Genesis, but, ironically, was commercially unsuccessful due to poor promotion. It features a variety of melee attacks, as well as 4 basic weapons which can be combined in pairs (making a total of 14 combinations) — all densely packed in a swift and explosion-heavy gameplay spanning over seven uniquely designed stages. The author takes special care to showcase all the moves the game is capable of, using every possible attack and having lots of fun playing around in autoscrolling sections.

This movie is a little under 4 and a half minutes faster than the previous one due to more aggressive boss fights and a new movement technique. See the author's comments for more details.

The encodes for this movie are also slightly larger than usual — this is due to an amount of colors and on-screen motion even the best codecs have problems coping with.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Instruments of Chaos Starring Young Indiana Jones (USA) in 09:04.58 by maTO.
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Enemy spies have been sent to buy military weapon technologies from scientists all around the world. Young Indiana Jones has been recruited to infiltrate the meeting locations and prevent the spies from leaving alive.

But Indy doesn't care about the deals and forgets to kill the spies other than the one in England, perhaps thinking, "What the heck, I climbed all the way up to the top of Big Ben; may as well actually defeat the spy this time."

Watch Young Indy blaze through this otherwise uninspiring game with unconventional techniques such as using gear wheels to suddenly appear on another floor and suiciding to avoid fighting bosses.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis James Bond 007: The Duel in 09:25.08 by Archanfel.
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- Genre: Platform
James Bond 007: The Duel is a sidescrolling platformer featuring a storyline that is not based on a James Bond film. A mad professor has commandeered a Caribbean satellite launch center and is planning to use its technology to take over the world, and only 007 can stop him!

The game requires precision in jumping, as Bond will easily die if he falls from high places. Bond's gun also needs to be reloaded on occasion and ammo needs to be conserved. Besides shooting the bad guys in his way, Bond has to find all of the female hostages and set bombs in each base in order to proceed.

Archanfel improves the previous run by 2 minutes and 21.13 seconds thanks to better optimization and new tricks like dying to save time and using minor bullet damage to avoid lethal falling damage from great heights.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Jurassic Park (USA) in 02:31.03 by Cpadolf.
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This is a raptor movie of the Genesis version of Jurassic Park, which is completely different from the SNES version. In this game, you can choose between Grant and the raptor, each with his own set of levels. Grant's levels are like Prince of Persia except with dinosaurs and better weapons. The raptor's levels go by much faster.

The collision detection is quite buggy, and the author takes advantage of this.

This is a 12.34 second improvement on the previous movie, almost all of the improvement coming from better optimization.


[Tier: Vault]Genesis Ka-Ge-Ki: Fists of Steel (USA) in 15:37.14 by Aqfaq.
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- Genre: Fighting
"Hey, let's fight!"

Ka-Ge-Ki is a game, where you play a fighter out to get revenge on the Kageki gang for murdering his brother.

"Is that all?"

Well, you have the ability to throw two different types of punch and to jump. Only the big punch is used. The gang is very polite and allows you to beat them up one at a time.

"Oooh, he not bad."

What's a referee doing in a gang anyway?


[Tier: Moons]Genesis McDonald's Treasure Land Adventure (USA) in 24:33.63 by Sonikkustar.
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Although one could certainly crack a joke about the idea of a platformer based on McDonald's characters, the joke is quickly stifled by the fact that this game is made by Treasure, known for their entertaining platformers and shooters. A nonsensical plot involving a treasure map and aliens on the moon is quickly discarded in favor of entertaining and hilarious platform antics.

[Tier: Moons]Genesis Mega Turrican (USA) in 12:51.95 by maTO.
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In this installment of the Turrican series, the evil force known as "The Machine" has once again come to bring destruction in order to take over the galaxy. Once again, Bren McGuire is the only one who can save the galaxy from evil!

This game was released as Turrican III for the Amiga before Factor 5 got Data East to port it to the Genesis/Mega Drive.

Like most of the previous games in this series, the protagonist has limited rolling power and limited use of super bombs. This forces the author to use some strategic choices to conquer these stages quickly, including occasionally dying to replenish bombs.


[Tier: Vault]Genesis Mercs (World) in 09:52.9 by adelikat.
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An overhead shooter with a one man versus an army theme. A lot of time was put into optimizing walking paths, vehicle use and M-bomb use.

This is a 26.5 second improvement over the previous movie. Details can be found in the author's comments. A password is used to access the hardest difficulty level.


[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]Genesis Michael Jackson's Moonwalker (World,r0) in 18:53.64 by Odongdong.
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This is a strange platformer where the main character, Michael Jackson, has an obsession with doing weird movements and occasionally dances together with the enemies before beating them to oblivion.

This run by Odongdong obsoletes a nearly 9-year old movie by nearly 4 minutes through new routes, new tricks, and a lot of optimization.

If you were looking for a run from the arcade version of this game, click here.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Mickey Mania: The Timeless Adventures of Mickey Mouse (USA) in 20:31.32 by emu & Archanfel.
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Mickey Mania is a 1994 platformer video game developed by Traveller's Tales and published by Sony Imagesoft for Sega Mega Drive/Genesis, Mega CD, and Super NES. In the game, the player controls Mickey Mouse, who must navigate through various side-scrolling levels, each designed and based from classical Mickey Mouse cartoons from 1928 to 1990.

Archanfel improves emu's run of this game by about 11 seconds thanks to a new route in Mickey And The Beanstalk. There are only minor changes in the rest of the run, so emu is still listed as a co-author.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Olympic Gold: Barcelona '92 (USA) in 10:32.23 by Toothache.
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- Genre: Sport
The official game of the Games of the XXV Olympiad, held in Barcelona in 1992. It features seven different events: 100M Sprint, Hammer Throw, Archery, 110M Hurdles, Pole Vault, Springboard Diving and 200M Freestyle Swimming.

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


[Tier: Vault]Genesis Outrun (Japan/USA) in 04:25.73 by weatherton.
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Outrun is a racing game where the player is presented with forks in the road. The left fork leads to an easier stage and the right fork leads to something more challenging. The camera travels along with the car rather than just presenting a birds eye view. Its designer, Yu Suzuki, describes it as a driving game rather than a racing game.

In this run weatherton uses a couple of tricks to speed things up. By quickly switching between high and low gear driving-off road is possible without slowing down. While using this trick the car stays a fixed distance from the road, making impossibly tight turns possible. The position, type and number of cars and the position of obstacles can be manipulated by horizontal position and the frame they load on. Proper timing of the accelerator allows for a turbo start. And revving a few frames before that adds a little bit more.


[Tier: Vault]Genesis Pinocchio (USA) in 16:25.28 by Meerkov.
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In this game, you get to play as Pinocchio, the carpenter Geppetto's living wooden puppet. Pinocchio goes through scenes from Disney's animated film, which itself was based on a children's novel.

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

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


[Tier: Vault]Genesis Pocket Monster (unknown) in 07:57.7 by zoboner.
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Pocket Monster is a relatively infamous bootleg game, based on the Pokemon franchise. Despite its infamy, it's a relatively generic platformer.

This run by zoboner beats the game in less then eight minutes.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Ristar (USA/Europe) "Bonus Stages" in 04:28.51 by mmarks, Alyosha & gamble5688.
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Ristar is a colorful platformer with good music.

In this TAS, the author uses a password to play only the bonus levels.

This run is slightly longer than the one it beats due to longer (and more accurate) loading times, but it's faster in actual gameplay.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis RoboCop 3 (USA/Europe) in 08:40.92 by Dimon12321.
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The Genesis version of RoboCop 3 is a side-scrolling platform shooter. You get missions (such as rescuing your colleagues who are being kept hostage), which are divided into several smaller levels. The levels usually consist of several platforms, and are heavily populated by enemies who shoot at you. You can gather special repair kits, which will be used to restore your health after you've completed a level. RoboCop 3 is more of a shooter than its predecessors, having more and tougher enemies. Compared to the NES version, there is no zonal system damage; there are different levels, weapons and enemies.

The author of this TAS blazes through this game on the hardest difficulty in record time.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis RoboCop versus The Terminator (USA) in 14:06.92 by Cardboard.
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RoboCop versus The Terminator (1993) is based on a comic book that is a typical example of two popular but completely unrelated fiction universes merged into one. Such a process usually results in ruined timeline coherence for either, and this game is no exception.

As a result, we get a pretty wild mishmash of RoboCop's and Terminator's backstories in a silly plot accompanied by equally silly gameplay. This includes seemingly inescapable bullet sprays, leotard-clad baddies, exploding heads, hidden 1-ups conveniently placed in molten lava, and so on. The sheer frustration RoboCop experiences from all this madness can only be vented by banging his head on a rock!
(You wish any of this was a joke, but it's actually all there.)

The Genesis version of this game is notable for the amount of gore and other PG-13 goodies, as well as for the ability to abuse death and other things that make it most suitable for a TAS.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Rocket Knight Adventures (USA) in 27:18.13 by Upthorn.
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This game has a lot of bosses, to say the least. Because the author speeds through levels so quickly, the amount of time spent fighting bosses is actually greater than the amount of time completing the level in order to reach them.

This is a 7 minute 38 second improvement over the previous movie. Much of this improvement is simply due to defeating bosses more quickly. The author has left detailed comments about these improvements.


[Tier: Vault]Genesis Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi (World) in 12:52.82 by trazz.
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Ninjas, ninjas, everywhere!

A lesser-known entry in the Shinobi series, the game still holds its own. As always, ninjas rescue their hostages with style, and celebrate victories against bosses with a suicidal plunge off the nearest skyscraper.


[Tier: Vault][Notable improvement]Genesis Shining Force II (USA) in 3:11:04.65 by DarkKobold.
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: RPG
- Genre: Strategy
In this second game of the series, watch nearly three and a half hours of luck manipulation so intense that it took scripting and bot-work to perform most of it. Most of the bosses in the second half of the run die in one or two rounds.

This is an improvement of 15 minutes and 13 seconds over the previous movie, due to a variety of improvements, and in spite of playing on "Super" difficulty, which is functionally the highest difficulty level.

If you enjoyed this, be sure to check out the first game in the series as well.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master (USA) in 22:18.42 by Dammit.
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Shinobi 3 is a high class platformer with amazing graphics and sound. You control the ninja Musashi, who in this update has many new moves and abilities. He begins the game armed with 0 shurikens, but apparently someone felt the need to leave some conveniently in his way to use.

The author shows an extremely entertaining route featuring abuse of the Jump kick move, using wallkicks to fly up sheer cliffs, and even sacrificing lives to smash bosses.

During autoscroll sections Dammit is sure to entertain you by insulting the inept hordes of enemies, insulting the Genesis hardware itself in one special palette error case, and pulling some disappearing acts crazy enough to be worthy of a Ninja. He also made 2 minutes and 45 seconds of the previous run disappear in a cloud of smoke.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Sparkster (JPN/USA) "100%" in 27:09.55 by Sonikkustar.
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
The kingdom of Zebulos is once again attacked, this time by the neighboring Gedol Empire, whose ruler King Gedol decides that he can kidnap Princess Cherry as Bowser can kidnap Princess Toadstool. The rescuing hero, Sparkster, thinks that espionage is boring. So instead of infiltrating the Gedol empire by stealth, he goes in sword swinging and jetpack blazing, cutting down swaths of whatever poor lizardmen decide to get in his way.

This game is the official sequel to Rocket Knight Adventures, whereas the SNES version with the same title is some sort of spinoff. Although the control is sluggish compared to the other two games, the author generally keeps the speed and pace fast, and exploits a bunch of tricks that make some bosses fall very, very fast.

This is a 42 second improvement to the previous movie by Ferret Warlord.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Spider-Man vs. The Kingpin (USA) in 06:04.77 by mmbossman.
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Unlike in the comic books, here Spiderman talks less and smashes his enemies more - with boosted (tool-assisted) efficiency. The run also features some speedy movement via web-slinging.

This is about a 11 second improvement over the previous movie by Neofix and mmbossman.

Note: The movie length is longer than the previous movie because the author kept the movie recording long enough to initiate the final credits (unlike previous movies).


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Splatterhouse 2 (USA) in 14:15.5 by Aqfaq.
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Splatterhouse 2 is a splatter-themed beat 'em up/action game featuring a skull-masked guy fighting against undead creatures to save a girl. It is also the sequel to this game.

Watch as Aqfaq takes a leisurely walk by hordes of zombies and other monsters, abusing some sliding tricks to maintain fast speed and defeat bosses quickly. In waiting periods, Aqfaq also shows some stunts, such as having monsters fall on his foot, delivering some wicked suckerpunches, or toying with the damsel in distress.

NOTE: The game is unofficially rated "PG-13" for violence and gruesome images.


[Tier: Vault]Genesis Street Smart (Japan/USA) in 03:32.88 by Aqfaq.
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'Street Smart' is a 1989 beat 'em up arcade game developed and published by SNK, later ported to the Genesis in 1991. It is notable by North Americans for being one of the earliest arcade games to show the anti-drug slogan, "Winners Don't Use Drugs".

[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]Genesis Streets of Rage (World) in 19:45.45 by Mitjitsu & Mukki.
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A typical streetfighting game which spawned the popular Streets of Rage trilogy. This game is rumored to have used the same engine as Golden Axe, which is why the A button summons magic (sort of) to damage all enemies on screen, instead of doing some sort of roundhouse, like almost all other beat'em ups.

Completed on the hardest difficulty.

Compared to the previous movie, this is over 10 minutes faster. Primarily due to the use of 2-players and a glitch that skips most of the last level.

Details can be found in the authors' comments.

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[Tier: Moons]Genesis Streets of Rage 2 (USA) in 22:58.57 by Sonikkustar.
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"Streets of Rage 2" is an excellent Beat-'Em-Up game with an extraordinary soundtrack composed by Yuzo Koshiro. This run is played with Max and Skate on Mania difficulty.

The author, Sonikkustar, has discovered some new glitches and used 2 players to improve 4:56.96 over the previous run.


[Tier: Stars]Genesis Streets of Rage 3 (USA) in 38:12.55 by atro city.
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In part three of the Streets of Rage series, Mr. X is back and this time his plan involves replacing public officials with his own robots. Only Axel, Blaze, Skate, and newcomer Dr. Zan can stop him. Streets of Rage 3 features all of the beat 'em up action you would expect from a Streets of Rage game.

One new feature is the special move power bar, where it only costs energy to do a special move if the bar isn't full. Also new is the ability to do special maneuvers with different weapons, depending on the character. For example, Skate has no special move with the pipe, but he does have one with the knife. The opposite is true for Axel. Any weapon Dr. Zan picks up is turned into energy balls which he can throw at the enemies. Secret characters and multiple endings also add replay value.

In this run, watch atro city stylishly dispose of a lot of thugs and robots using Blaze and Dr. Zan, clearing a long game in only about 38 minutes. A glitch is used which does damage much more quickly when two characters attack multiple enemies at the same time. For more details, read the submission comments.


[Tier: Vault]Genesis Strider (USA/Europe) in 07:22.39 by Neofix & Alyosha.
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Strider is supposedly about an alien taking control over earth, but since the first level says "Казахская ССР", there are small red stars everywhere, and one of the bosses holds a hammer and sickle... well, we all know what this game is really about.

This TAS is an improvement of about 2 seconds due to various minor optimizations.


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]Genesis Taz Mania (World) in 06:36.37 by Aqfaq, Sonikkustar & Truncated.
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A short TAS featuring an absurdly fast character with bad sound effects in a broken game. This version is over 2 minutes faster than the previous version due to a warp glitch. This glitch allows the player to start a level at the same X and Y coordinates as the player had when the previous level ended.

See this movie played back on a real console.


[Tier: Vault]Genesis The Humans (USA) in 43:19.22 by Aqfaq.
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Humans (1992) is a kind of a crossbreed between Lemmings and Lost Vikings. Its gameplay contains both puzzle solving and action sequences.

This movie by Aqfaq features all 80 levels solved in fast and unexpected ways. The strategies used to attain this result rely on several interesting tricks and glitches described in the submission comments.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis The Legend of Galahad (USA) in 17:50.16 by The8bitbeast.
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The Legend of Galahad is a side-scrolling adventure/platformer for the Sega Genesis. The game is a port of Leander for the Amiga, which was the first game developed by Travellers Tales. You play as Galahad on his quest to stop the Wicked Wiz of the East who has made off with Princess Leandra. Galahad must explore 21 levels in 3 different worlds in search of a hidden key in each level to progress, collecting coins to buy rune bombs, armor, and sword upgrades along the way.

The8bitbeast rushes through this game quickly, especially once the Tempest Blade upgrade is obtained. It is carefully managed to provide well-timed speedups in the player's movement, and it also leads to some zipping glitches. For more details, see the run's comments.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis The Lion King (World) in 14:02.73 by Mukki.
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The Lion King is about a lion who becomes king. It takes about 17 minutes and is mostly paperwork, but it does involve some prancing around the Pride Lands.

Mukki manages to complete the game (and, subsequently, expedite the process of becoming king) over 30 seconds faster than the previous movie. The author does this using tricks such as catching ledges and glitching past leopards.

We have a TAS of the SNES port here: [2716] SNES The Lion King (USA) by Tompa in 12:51.2.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis The Ren & Stimpy Show Presents: Stimpy's Invention (USA) in 07:18.13 by maTO.
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Based on the famous TV Series, the author uses both Ren & Stimpy's unique abilities to the fullest. The author breezes through the levels so fast that even Powdered Toast Man can't keep up!

[Tier: Vault]Genesis The Revenge of Shinobi (JPN/USA v1.0) in 12:48.35 by Dammit.
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In Revenge of Shinobi, the prequel to Shinobi III, you play as a ninja (what else?) who is capable of destroying an entire army of other ninjas, soldiers, and Hollywood characters. The fast attack animation of the ninja (one of which throws fireballs everywhere) makes up for his lack of speed.

This is the author's first submission for this game, beating out two others who also had submissions.


[Tier: Vault]Genesis The Terminator (USA) in 05:20.88 by Nisto.
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In this game which closely follows the plot of the movie of the same name, the player takes the role of Kyle Reese sent back to save Sarah Connor from being terminated. Here he runs through the game like a marathon in the author's hands thanks to a glitch which causes many enemies to not appear.

[Tier: Vault]Genesis Toki: Going Ape Spit (USA/Europe) in 28:25.37 by Highness.
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This game is considered to be extremely hard, especially for a speedrun. One hit equals death, and your character moves very slowly. Some quotes about this game:
Spacecow: Knowing how easy it is to die in this game, you certainly do cheat death an awful lot.
Frenom: I got the original of this game and I cant even make it to the next level without dying on Easiest.
daniayaw: This game is _impossible_ to beat without savestates..

The only things keeping Toki alive during this movie are the buggy hit detection and about two metric tonnes of luck.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 (USA) in 26:35.58 by Dark Noob & KSYLATRON.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Fighting
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 is a classic fighting game that's been seen before at TASVideos. But, with each port comes a different set of bugs, and we wouldn't want to leave them out.

Here the authors break everything in sight, using both duel and cpu fights to show off as many glitches as possible. Try not to rip your heart out while watching this.


[Tier: Vault]Genesis Ultimate Qix (USA) in 05:04.78 by Aqfaq.
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Puzzle
Ultimate Qix (also known as Volfied) is a remake of the classic arcade game Qix. This time around, you are a space pilot defending his homeworld from invading aliens. Your goal is to claim a large majority of each screen by drawing lines.

The author, Aqfaq, aims for fastest completion, which has the added benefit of claiming nearly the entire screen in every level.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Universal Soldier (USA) in 10:38.7 by maTO.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter
This game is really Turrican II, with the application of a film licence that was picked up late in the development of the port. Think of the gameplay as kind of like Contra with the morph ball ability from the Metroid series and you have an idea of what you'll see here.

[Tier: Moons]Genesis Vectorman (USA/Europe) in 11:06.6 by Cpadolf.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
Vectorman (1995) is one of the later games for Genesis; it sports multiple gameplay modes, pre-rendered 3D models and some very nice visual effects.

According to its plot, the Earth's population decided they have polluted it enough, and migrated elsewhere, leaving robots made of orbs ("orbots") behind to clean up the mess. One of the higher level orbots gets his head accidentally attached to a nuclear warhead, goes insane and usurps total control over all mechanical beings left on the planet. This is the state the main hero, orbot Vectorman, finds it in after returning from one of his garbage discharging missions.

This is an improvement of 36 seconds over the previous movie.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis X-Men (USA) in 07:04.48 by Jaysmad.
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Sega came out with X-Men in 1993, later followed by X-Men 2. Notable is the fact that this game requires a reset towards the end, something that made TASing this game impossible for a long time.

This run by Jaysmad improves his previous effort by almost half a minute via new tricks and better lag management.


[Tier: Moons]Lynx Blockout (USA) in 03:14.81 by dwangoAC.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Puzzle
Blockout is best described as a 3-dimensional successor to Tetris with shapes of up to 5 cubes arranged in various polyforms falling into a 3D pit. Blockout remains popular as there is still an active community as well as several leaderboards. The game was ported from the original DOS to Apple IIGS, Macintosh, Commodore 64, Amiga, Atari ST, Atari Lynx, Genesis and arcade, with the Lynx version faithfully ported by the original designers, Aleksander Ustaszewski and Mirosław Zabłocki. The original manual is available courtesy of archive.org (albeit with several inaccuracies compared to the released game) and Hardcore Gaming has a good history of the game's development and subsequent ports.

This run by dwangoAC completes all levels of Blockout as fast as possible on Out-Of-Control with Fast Rotation.


[Tier: Vault]MSX Penguin Adventure (JPN) in 15:29.51 by Vampier.
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- Uses warps
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
Penguin Adventure is a game about a penguin going on a journey to retrieve a special fruit to save the penguin princess.

Unfortunately, saving the princess takes more than just successful recovery of the fruit and raw speed, so this run gets the bad ending.


[Tier: Moons]N64 007: The World is Not Enough (USA) in 31:29.53 by Wyster.
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Shooter
After beating 006 in GoldenEye 007, Bond returns to fight Renard, another evil genius attempting to take over the world in a plot similar to the movie this first-person shooter is based on. Armed with various new weapons, Bond skis down the Caucasus Mountains, infiltrates a nuclear bunker, and even makes his way into a sub, all within half an hour.

Various glitches are abused here, particularly some that allow Bond to skip some of his objectives and even some entire levels. For more information, see the author's comments.


[Tier: Moons]N64 Bomberman 64 (JPN) in 23:38.55 by Nahoc.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
Bomberman 64 (爆ボンバーマン Baku Bonbāman) is the first 3-D game within the Bomberman series. It also implements a different single-player mode by incorporating action-adventure and platforming stages, instead of arenas in which enemies or other elements must be destroyed.

This TAS is played on the Japanese version because of its shorter intro.

If you want to see more Bomberman goodness, we have plenty more Bomberman Movies. There is also a 100% run by zvsp.


[Tier: Stars]N64 Bomberman 64 (JPN) "100%" in 1:01:36.02 by zvsp.
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- 100% completion
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
This run of Bomberman 64 achieves 100% status, which means earning 120 gold cards and all custom parts (alternate costumes for multiplayer modes). To acquire the prime "gold parts", players must obtain 120 gold cards within three hours of in-game time on hard mode.

Watch zvsp blast through the stages and collect the cards very quickly. Many bomb-stacking glitches are used to skip areas. Some cards require killing a certain minimum number of enemies, so you'll also get to see Bomberman blow up lots of enemies. Also, the player dies on purpose several times, for deathwarps and as shortcuts for some cards in hazardous conditions.

Also, see the any% run by Nahoc. For more Bomberman goodness, check out more Bomberman Movies.


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[Tier: Vault]N64 Fighter Destiny 2 (USA) in 01:39.97 by Spikestuff.
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Fighting
The sequel to Fighters Destiny (the title now without the s in 'Fighters') has you again taking your created fighter up the ranks by competing in a number of challenging 1 on 1 battles.

This run employs various ways to win encounters in a single round by gaining more points than the enemy. As speed is the goal, the opponent is usually taken down before getting the chance to score points. Since all characters are identical in terms of speed, Saeki is used as he is the default character.


[Tier: Vault]N64 Fighters Destiny (USA) in 01:43.07 by Spikestuff.
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- Genre: Fighting
Take a collection of fist-fighters, wrestlers and martial arts experts, and combine them into one tournament. But instead of simply depleting the health bar, you must win points depending on how you defeat an opponent; for example, ring-outs are 1 point, special moves 4 points and counters for special moves 2 points.

This run employs various ways to win encounters in a single round by gaining more points than the enemy. As speed is the goal, the opponent is usually taken down before getting the chance to score points. Ryuji is used because of his extremely fast counter-throw.


[Tier: Vault]N64 Glover (USA) "all stages" in 37:15.28 by adelikat.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Glover is an animated cartoon-like glove (go figure), complete with only 4 digits. With a ball he can transform into several different forms, and he must complete puzzles and navigate dangerous terrain.

The author takes many shortcuts, specifically the kind that were not intended to be used. Read the author's submission for more information about the bugs used.

This movie is over 4 minutes faster than the author's previous movie.


[Tier: Moons]N64 GoldenEye 007 (USA) in 30:42.48 by Wyster & Scaredsim.
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Shooter
The name's Bond... James Bond...

007 is ready for his incredibly popular first person shooter for the Nintendo 64. Rather than taking the usual stealthy strategy, secret agent 007 treats this first person shooter like any other and runs around shooting things with a complete disregard for human life, including his own.

While this run seems to be slower than the previous run, it actually plays all the regular levels faster and also plays two additional bonus levels!

Note: There are encodes of higher resolutions in the discussion thread.


[Tier: Moons]N64 Magical Tetris Challenge (USA) "maximum score" in 01:57.38 by PoochyEXE.
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- Aims for maximum score
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Puzzle
One of the few N64 titles to be in 2D, Magical Tetris Challenge is another port of Tetris, this time featuring Mickey Mouse.

Watch as PoochyEXE completely destroys this short game, racking up as many points as possible before the AI tries to kill itself.


[Tier: Stars][Console-verified]N64 Mario Kart 64 (USA v1.0) in 20:33.32 by weatherton.
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- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Racing
Award - First edition TAS of 2016Award - N64 TAS of 2016Award - TAS of 2016
Mario Kart 64 is the first 3D game in the Mario Kart series, released in 1996 by Nintendo. Widely regarded as classic, it still retains a following to this day.

A run 7 years in the making, this Mario Kart 64 TAS features weatherton completing all 4 Grand Prix Cups in under 21 minutes. Due to the nature of the game, knowledge of the internal code allows for heavy RNG manipulation, getting even the most unlikely items on the first try. This and the incredible movement precision are used to create crazy shortcuts, often completing laps in mere seconds.

The submission text contains highly detailed information about the strategies of every track, the RNG manipulation and a lot of other information about the run.


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

At AGDQ 2014, the Mushroom Cup of this run was presented on console, and at AGDQ 2016, the Star Cup was presented.


[Tier: Moons]N64 Mortal Kombat 4 (USA) in 09:13.72 by Xyphys.
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- Genre: Fighting
A Nintendo 64 installment to the Mortal Kombat series. This run aims for a fast and entertaining completion of the Master II destiny match.

Note: This movie is unofficially rated "PG-13" for having lots of blood and gibs. Viewer discretion is advised.


[Tier: Moons]N64 Mortal Kombat Trilogy (USA v1.0) "Endurance Mode" in 23:55.92 by SDR & TheVLACKDEMONN2294.
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- 2 Players
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Fighting
Mortal Kombat Trilogy is a compilation of content from the previous Mortal Kombat titles, based primarily upon the gameplay mechanics of Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3. It follows the same story as UMK3, but contains all characters and most of the stages from Mortal Kombat and Mortal Kombat II as well.

If you're eager to see more highly glitched Mortal Kombat action, consider watching the SNES run.


[Tier: Vault]N64 Superman (USA) in 1:19:23.82 by solarplex.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
Lex Luthor pulls off another stunt: this time, he and Brainiac have developed a virtual reality version of Metropolis to trick the people of the fair city. Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen are the first to be tricked. It's all to pull in Superman, the world's strongest hero, in order to take him down. But as the man himself, your job is to destroy any and all hopes of the bad guys' chances.

Watch how solarplex flies through rings and goes wherever he wants, even out of bounds!


[Tier: Moons]N64 Super Smash Bros. (JPN) in 05:25.43 by DennisBalow.
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Fighting
- Genre: Platform
Super Smash Bros. began a series of games that mixes characters from several Nintendo-made games into a unique fighting game. It relies not on wearing down the opponent's "life" but increasing damage until he or she can be literally knocked off the stage. Wildly popular, this game has inspired many lazy days of casual multiplayer gaming but also intense competitive tournaments that happen to this day.

This is the first speed-oriented TAS of this game to be published here. DennisBalow shows off super fast gameplay with Kirby on the hardest difficulty. The Japanese version was used for even faster attacking and movement speed.

We also have a Yoshi run that aims for entertainment instead of speed.


[Tier: Moons]N64 Super Smash Bros. (USA) "playaround" in 08:19.67 by Blaze.
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Fighting
- Genre: Platform
Super Smash Bros. began a series of games that mixes characters from several Nintendo-made games into a unique fighting game. It relies not on wearing down the opponent's "life" but increasing damage until he or she can be literally knocked off the stage. Wildly popular, this game has inspired many lazy days of casual multiplayer gaming but also intense competitive tournaments that happen to this day.

We have seen several submissions for this game here but this is the first one to be published. The author shows off fancy fighting with Yoshi on the hardest difficulty. Rather than the usual goal of speed, this movie aims to be as entertaining as possible in the tradition of all fighting games here.

Another movie, which aims for fastest completion time instead, can be watched here. There are also several other submissions of various levels of quality that can be watched on an emulator.


[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]N64 Turok 3: Shadow of Oblivion (USA) in 41:45.55 by nfq.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Shooter
It's Turok 3! Not very many dinosaurs in this game though, mostly just weird mutants and monsters. nfq blows through the game with multiple sequence breaks and kills several bosses very swiftly.
The author has made a series of youtube encodes with annotated commentary available in the submission comments.

[Tier: Moons]NES Adventures of Lolo 2 (USA) "Pro Levels" in 02:01.47 by BrunoVisnadi.
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Uses a level password
- Genre: Puzzle
Adventures of Lolo 2 contains four so called PRO levels that can only be accessed by inputting a level password.

This movie plays those four levels quite fast, and 103 frames faster than the last movie.

We also have a full run of this game, and some for Lolo 1 and Lolo 3.


[Tier: Vault]NES Asterix (Europe) in 05:43.05 by Aglar & Randil.
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
The story of Asterix takes place in the year 50 BCE. All of Gaul has been occupied by the Romans except for a little village. Asterix and his Gallic companions live in that village, fighting the Romans. In this game, Julius Caesar has snatched Obelix, Asterix's best friend, and is about to feed him to lions! But before anyone can even blink, Asterix comes, kicks Julius' ass, and comes to the rescue of his friend!

This game is based on one of the most successful French comic book series of the same name. It has been successful since 1959, with more than 325 million comics sold worldwide.

By Toutatis! A bit more than a week after the latest published movie, it already got improved by 21 seconds!


[Tier: Stars]NES Battle City (JPN) in 13:00.35 by N?K.
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- 2 Players
- Heavy luck manipulation
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Shooter
In Battle City, your goal is to destroy enemy tanks while trying to keep them away from your base. Each level includes 20 enemies as well as some obstacles, like the weak red bricks, armored silver bricks, water and ice, which you can use to your advantage. The basic tank you start with can also be powered up little by little throughout the game.

In this run, N?K rolls through the game speedily while losing a little bit of time to entertain with amusing shooting patterns and making the scenery into recognizable letters and shapes.

Spoiler: Hover over the screenshot.


[Tier: Moons]NES Battle Kid 2: Mountain of Torment (USA) "100%" in 46:28.29 by fcxiaopengyou.
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- 100% completion
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Battle Kid 2: Mountain of Torment is the sequel to Battle Kid: Fortress of Peril and was released in 2012. Inspired from I Wanna Be The Guy and other classic platformers, this game follows the same format of having a large map in Metroidvania style where one has a large map to freely explore and must venture to various parts of it. You always die in one hit (3 hits for easy difficulty), but there are unlimited lives and a password system that allows you to continue where you left off. In total, there are over 650 rooms, 25 enemy types, 13 boss battles, 42 music tracks, and more bonus features this time around.

This time around, Timmy ventures through a mountain base (hence the subtitle "Mountain of Torment") to thwart the villains' plans once more.

fcxiaopengyou collects every item in the game and kills all the bosses on Unfair, the hardest difficulty, in record time.


[Tier: Moons]NES Battle Kid: Fortress of Peril (any v1.1) "100%" in 34:49.59 by Aglar.
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Battle Kid: Fortress of Peril may look old, but it's actually released in 2010! It's still possible to buy a new NES cartridge of this game online!

Mainly inspired by the PC game I Wanna Be the Guy, this game is classic platforming action, where anything can kill the player in one single hit. While it's not unfair (as opposed to I Wanna Be the Guy), it's still really hard.

Aglar collects every item and key before going to the last area, and takes the right path to get to the best ending, all of this on the hardest difficulty possible and without taking any damage!


[Tier: Moons]NES Boulder Dash (USA) in 19:42.32 by CtrlAltDestroy.
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- Genre: Puzzle
Boulder Dash is a well known action-puzzle game where you must collect a quota of diamonds and reach the exit. This version improves upon the previous one by 25 seconds!

Normally, standing under any falling object or just getting close to an enemy means instant death, but in this movie the player fearlessly dives through heaps of falling objects and walks past enemies without a scratch.

It's quite pleasureable to watch if you have ever sat screaming at this game for getting stuck or killed repeatedly.

This playthrough uses a password to skip to level 19-1, which begins the hardest set of levels. The amoeba levels have long unavoidable waits, it is advised to fast-forward through these.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]NES Bucky O'Hare (USA) in 22:13.6 by AnS.
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- Uses death to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter
A rare instance of a Japanese-made NES game based on a U.S.-originated comic book, Bucky O'Hare (1992) provides a player with a good combination of platforming action similar to Mega Man, an interesting plot, and convincing production values. You can play as one of the five unique characters, which you are free to select at any time, after saving them from the clutches of the Toad Empire. Each character has special abilities required to take advantage of in order to pass through the game's numerous variably designed stages, ranging from single-screen puzzle rooms to autoscrolling shoot-'em-ups.

Interesting fact about this game is that Konami used to implement unconventional ways of piracy protection, in this particular case by making each hit or an otherwise harmful collision in the game result in an instant death if you play it illegitimately. Apparently, this was how a large amount of people were used to playing it in pre-emulation era, without ever finding out Konami's little sabotage.

This movie by AnS is set up in a fashion that imitates this handicap by playing the game in hard mode (accessing it through a password), where every hit results in death. Other than that, it also improves the previous movie by 2 minutes 48.7 seconds, using several major glitches and a lot of small tricks explained in great detail in the author's comments.


[Tier: Vault]NES Castelian (USA) in 14:51.63 by DrD2k9.
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Castelian is a puzzle platformer in which the basic goal is to ascend towers from the base to the apex. Your frog-like character is tasked with demolishing these towers by planting a bomb at each tower's top (wouldn't bombs around the bottom be easier?) after finding the right route up the tower.

The game was also released on other systems as Nebulus, Kyorochan Land, Subline, and Tower Toppler.

Powerhouse NES runner DrD2k9 runs, jumps, and shoots his way up all the towers in under 15 minutes.


[Tier: Moons]NES Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (USA) "Trevor, Sunken City path" in 30:19.64 by Fortranm.
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Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (originally known as 悪魔城伝説 or Akumajō Densetsu, meaning "Legend of the Demon Castle") is the story of Trevor Belmont's battle against Dracula from the times before Simon's battle in Castlevania. In this complex and difficult game, there are three playable allies whom Trevor can recruit: Alucard (Dracula's son), Grant DaNasty (a pirate captain), and Sypha Belnades (a mystic warlord). TASVideos has runs playing through the game with each of these characters.

Unlike those other runs, which are played on the Japanese Famicom version of the game, this run uses the USA version. This is because the USA version has a hard-difficulty mode you can access by naming your character "AKAMA" at the start. In this difficulty, you cannot recruit any allies, and there are more enemies that generally do more damage. To make this even harder, Fortranm takes a route that visits the Sunken City as Stage 6, showing off a difficult stage that no other run of this game shows.


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers (USA) "2 players" in 09:25.73 by dragonxyk.
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
This run illustrates very well the advantage of using two-player mode. Much faster than the single-player version, Chip and Dale carry each other, throw each other, abuse balloons and zip as they once again go after Fat Cat.

The improvement by dragonxyk comes now with Chip and Dale zipping on each other.


[Tier: Vault]NES Choujin Sentai Jetman (JPN) in 09:23.95 by AnS.
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- Genre: Platform
Continuing the trend of NES games based on popular Japanese TV shows, Jetman is apparently about multi-colored heroes and robots duking it out. No, it's not Power Rangers.

This movie probably qualifies for "Quickest Giant Robot Fights."


[Tier: Vault]NES Cybernoid: The Fighting Machine (USA) in 04:38.36 by Alyosha.
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Cybernoid is considered extremely difficult to beat. You can only take one hit before you die, and you have only nine lives.

In this run, Alyosha makes use of all given weapons to save time. The run has no music, because sound effects were chosen by default instead.


[Tier: Vault]NES Disney's The Jungle Book (USA) in 20:13.83 by x2poet.
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Based on the famous animated movie, Walt Disney's The Jungle Book is a platform game where you control Mowgli, the boy who was raised by wild animals deep in the jungle, as he journeys to the human village to find safety from the tiger Shere Khan.

The author, X2poet, uses precise jumping and swinging to finish this game in just over 20 minutes.

There are also runs of the Genesis version and the SNES version.


[Tier: Moons]NES Donkey Kong (JPN/USA) in 01:08.67 by Phil.
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Donkey Kong is a classic game that has been challenged plenty of times at this site, by many players. This competitive spirit has made for some "perfect" runs. Yet each time someone manages to squeeze just a bit more out of it.

This latest completion by Phil beats the previous movie by 11 frames by carefully optimizing Jumpman's movement pattern.


[Tier: Vault]NES Donkey Kong: Original Edition "all items" in 01:33.83 by adelikat.
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Donkey Kong: Original Edition is an attempt to take the Nintendo Entertainment System port of Donkey Kong and make it more like the arcade original. While still inferior to the original coin-op in terms of cutscenes, graphics, and sound, it has restored the 50M level, which was absent on most home ports.

[Tier: Moons]NES Donkey Kong Jr. (JPN/USA) in 01:12.81 by Aglar, Aqfaq, Ferret Warlord.
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A very important part of Nintendo's history is being presented here on our website — as a tool-assisted speedrun.

Donkey Kong Jr., along with Donkey Kong, were classic games that were played by millions of players on various consoles, including the NES, Atari 2600 and Game and Watch. The story is that Jumpman, now known as Mario, has captured his rival Donkey Kong and it's up to Junior to save his dad.

Although one would not expect a movie of Donkey Kong Jr. to be interesting to watch, except in the retro sense, this movie is actually quite surprising. The vines are cleverly utilized to move the hero forward faster than any member of the Kong family before or after this game.

This is a 1 frame optimization of Level 4 compared to the previous movie.


[Tier: Vault]NES Double Dare (USA) in 06:23.74 by tormented.
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Double Dare is closely based on an old Nickelodeon children's game show. To win, each team must answer a few of the trivia questions before time runs out. If the team answering thinks the other team might not know the answer, they can "dare" the other team to answer the question for double the points. However, the other team has the option to "double dare" them right back for a chance to win quadruple the points. The winning team gets to race through the Double Dare obstacle course, which features obstacles like the 1-Ton Human Hamster Wheel and a tank of Nickelodeon's iconic green slime.

The author, tormented, impoves the previous run by 2.74 seconds thanks to better optimisation and better luck manipulation.


[Tier: Vault]NES Dragon Fighter (USA) in 12:15.28 by nitsuja.
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Dragon Fighter is a cross-over between a platformer and a shooter. It starts out in platform mode, where you can collect dragon points. When you have enough, you can transform into a powerful dragon, turning the game into a autoscrolling shooter. The game scrolls slowly in this mode, but the dragon moves fast.

By continuously switching between the two modes, it allows the player to go as fast as possible, which makes an otherwise boring game interesting.


[Tier: Moons]NES Duck Tales 2 (USA) in 08:41.29 by feos & MESHUGGAH.
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Scrooge McDuck is advanced in years, he travels around the lake with Niagara on one side and Scotland on another, and beats money out of half-transparent bosses. He hides in the sand and rides the vertex, gets lightning strikes and beats liquid D-1000 robot with his little toe. He also jumps on his pogo stick like he has dementia. Or maybe all that is just a fancy of his senile mind?

The authors, feos and MESHUGGAH, complete the game 3.66 seconds faster than the previous movie by adelikat by minimizing lag, general optimization and some new tricks.

This movie does not get the best (100%) ending, but also does not get the worst (no money).


[Tier: Stars][Has commentary]NES Excitebike (JPN/USA) in 05:29.44 by Lord Tom.
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- Genre: Racing
This movie plays Excitebike really fast with an improvement of over a second compared to the previous movie by JXQ.

Times for each track are:

  • 0 = 36.19 (0.35 improved)
  • 1 = 37.84 (0.40 -"-)
  • 2 = 38.67 (0.19 -"-)
  • 3 = 41.96 (0.02 -"-)
  • 4 = 41.00 (0.02 -"-)
  • 5 = 31.34 (0.40 -"-)
Cumulative in-game savings: 1.38s

Main improvements come from taking ramps faster and a unique trick in which the author goes slower to get a better time. Look for further info in the author's comments.


[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]NES Gauntlet (USA) in 11:38.92 by FatRatKnight.
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Gauntlet is a Dungeons & Dragons simulator of sorts. You choose a class of Warrior, Valkyrie, Wizard or Elf to navigate the Gauntlet, collect treasure, slay wicked monsters, and save your beloved peasant hometown.

Walkthroughs for this game estimate a completion time of several hours when playing normally. Here, we see the game completed in only 12 minutes! Usually clues have to be collected to discover the password to the last dungeon, but this is selected at the game's beginning, so the clues are unnecessary in a TAS. There is also some collision detection abuse and lots of luck manipulation.

This version takes a better path, manipulates fights more, and abuses luck to get the password with shortest input time.


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

[Tier: Vault]NES Gotcha! The Sport! (USA) in 03:25.33 by adelikat.
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Gotcha! The Sport! is a video game for the Nintendo Entertainment System that was released in 1987 based on the 1985 film Gotcha!. It is a Capture the Flag-style game played with paintball guns loaded with simulated paintballs.

The player's mission is to get through the level, capture the enemy flag by shooting it, and return it to your base. This is while simultaneously trying not to get shot by the other team, run out of ammo, or run out of time. A light gun is necessary for this game, but one needs to also use the controller. The directional pad will move the screen left and right. Ammo boxes can be found sitting on the ground or carried by enemies in the background. It seems that only misses cost you ammo, so if one's aim is precise, they will receive a significant bonus for leftover ammunition.

There are three levels in the game: Woods, Warehouse District and Snow Fields. The Woods and Snow Fields levels feature enemies in military garb, while the Warehouse District features enemies modeled after early 1980s punks. These rounds repeat in this order infinitely; each time around, the reaction time needed for the enemies to aim and fire is reduced.

In this run, adelikat uses his amazing uber-Aimbot skills to decimate anyone and everyone who stands in his way to capture the flag. This movie is a demonstration of NES Zapper support in the most recent versions of BizHawk, and is the first movie to use the new bk2 file format for BizHawk.


[Tier: Moons]NES Guerrilla War (USA) in 13:02.35 by x2poet.
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x2poet seeks to quell the revolution in record time! This movie not only plays on the hardest setting, but it manages to do so almost 30 seconds faster than the previous movie. This is accomplished by controlling two players at once which finished boss battles quicker.

[Tier: Moons]NES Jackal (JPN/USA) in 07:25.98 by klmz.
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Unfortunately, Red from the last year's carnage got into an accident involving a badly thrown grenade and a few land mines, so Green takes it on all by himself in this new episode of Jackal.

Not having to deal with the larger amount of two-player mayhem also means the game goes faster, which is a win for everybody. (Except that Red guy.) Coupled with better playing, this constitutes the 9 second improvement over the previous movie by xipo.


[Tier: Moons]NES Joust (USA) in 06:52.55 by feos.
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In Joust, players take control of a knight with a lance who rides their flying ostrich (or stork, for Player 2) to do battle against computer-controlled evil knights who ride atop vultures.

This game has 90 waves, and starts looping after wave 40 (in the NES version), so this run beats 44 waves. After the movie ends, one can see how wave 45 is beaten with no input and with massive amount of deaths (encodes don't have it).


[Tier: Vault]NES Kyouryuu Sentai Juuranger (JPN) in 06:29.48 by MESHUGGAH.
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Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger is an action platform game based on Japanese TV show of the same name which later inspired US TV series Power Rangers. As in the show, the villain witch Bandora is plotting an evil scheme and zyurangers set out to stop her. The game consists of five stages each ending with a boss fight. Each stage is assigned to one of five zyurangers. The ranger starts with a blaster, but by entering a door halfway through the stage he gets his respective legendary weapon. Legendary weapons are stronger than the blaster, but in most cases have limited attack range. If the player collects ten coins scattered in the stage, a picture of zyuranger's respective mecha is shown and the ranger's health is fully replenished. Between the stages the player is challenged to one of three possible minigames: a simple quiz, a pong-like game or a bomb toss game. These minigames can be selected and played from the main menu, with the latter two available for two-player mode. The game has a password feature.

[Tier: Moons]NES Mario Bros. (Europe) in 09:09.64 by Spikestuff.
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Mario and Luigi, the best plumbers in the world, have a real job on their hands. A host of characters have taken over the sewers, and the brothers must clear them out of the pipes.

The platform puzzle which first introduced Luigi to the world has both single and multiplayer action with two differing game types. Crabs, turtles and fighter flies must be cleared out by jumping underneath the platform they're on, then kicking them away. Each level is cleared when all of the enemies are defeated.

In this TAS, Spikestuff plays on the European version for its greater difficulty and completes one round (23 phases). The Bros.' potential for both hilarious antics and impressive teamwork is nicely demonstrated here.

If you're itching for more Mario Bros. action, we also have a run on the American version.


[Tier: Moons]NES Mario Bros. (USA) in 07:06.98 by Spikestuff.
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Mario and Luigi, the best plumbers in the world, have a real job on their hands. A host of characters have taken over the sewers, and the brothers must clear them out of the pipes.

The platform puzzle which first introduced Luigi to the world has both single and multiplayer action with two differing game types. Crabs, turtles and fighter flies must be cleared out by jumping underneath the platform they're on, then kicking them away. Each level is cleared when all of the enemies are defeated.

This time around, Spikestuff plays on the American version, as it has fewer phases and also has a pause bug not present in the European version, which allows Mario and Luigi to pass through floors. This is especially useful in the Test Your Skill stages, and allows for a faster completion of them. Like in the European version, the Bros.' potential for both hilarious antics and impressive teamwork is nicely demonstrated here.


[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers][Console-verified]NES Mega Man 2 (JPN) in 23:48.51 by aglasscage, FinalFighter, pirohiko, & Shinryuu.
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- Takes damage to save time
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Mega Man 2 is a game that hardly needs any introduction. This movie plays Rockman 2, the Japanese version, which is essentially Mega Man 2 in difficult mode.

This is an improvement of 6.24 seconds over the previous run through a variety of small tweaks.

See Rockman Tricks and the submission message for in-depth explanation and answers to various questions regarding this movie.

You can also see this run played back on a real NES with an input display!

See also a run done on the PSX port here.


[Tier: Moons]NES Mitsume ga Tooru (JPN) in 16:11.17 by xipo.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
In this Japan only game, our psychic hero with a magical trident must defeat a variety of enemies, including possibly trolls. The kind with big pink fluffy hair.

This run features no death and very accurate use of weapons. The trident in particular is very similar to Mega Man V.


[Tier: Vault]NES NeSnake 2 in 03:06.86 by MESHUGGAH.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Uses a level password
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Puzzle
NeSnake 2 is a homebrew game made by MatrixZ in the style of the classic game Snake.

This run by MESHUGGAH showcases the only way a Snake game can be TASed for the fastest time. Guess what happens!


[Tier: Vault]NES North & South (USA) in 01:10.93 by MESHUGGAH.
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Strategy
North & South is a humorous, cartoony kind of game about an incredibly bloody war. In it, you move army units around on a board until you approach your opponent, at which point a battle occurs.

MESHUGGAH improves the previous run by 9.09 seconds at a higher difficulty level by choosing south and manipulating luck better.


[Tier: Vault]NES North & South (USA) "all states" in 03:29.17 by JWinslow23.
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- 100% completion
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Strategy
North & South is a humorous, cartoony kind of game about an incredibly bloody war. In it, you move army units around on a board until you approach your opponent, at which point a battle occurs.

JWinslow23 goes the extra mile and takes away all the states from the South in record time.


[Tier: Vault]NES Nuts & Milk (JPN) "100%" in 14:06.07 by klmz.
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- 100% completion
- Forgoes warps
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
Nuts & Milk is a platform game deriving influences from a number of famous Nintendo games, including Kirby (puffy pink blob as a protagonist), Mario Bros. (green and red fireballs), Donkey Kong Jr. (spring platforms, jumping from ladder to ladder and fruits) and Wrecking Crew (barrels).

This improvement of 15.22 seconds over the previous published movie collects all the fruit in all stages, including the bonus round (the latter of which triggers the 'PERFECT' ending).


[Tier: Moons]NES Power Blade (USA) in 16:25.63 by Aglar.
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Power Blade is an underdog title by the folks at Taito, highly reminiscent of the Megaman series. It also features a hero who looks a lot like Arnold Schwarzenegger. This is one of those obscure games that you may wish you had played as a kid.

In this updated run Aglar decimates the previous version by 45 seconds thanks to improved frame precision in what was once a highly contested game, now revived.


[Tier: Vault]NES Quarth (JPN) in 00:56.66 by Alyosha.
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- Single level
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- Genre: Puzzle
- Genre: Shooter
Quarth might be best described as a mix of a shooter and Tetris. You control a ship that moves along the bottom, and shoot tiles at incoming groups of blocks to give them a rectangular shape and make them disappear. Each level scrolls at an increasing speed until you reach the end, and you lose if a block reaches the line floating above the ship.

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


[Tier: Moons]NES Rescue: The Embassy Mission (USA) in 01:31.45 by fcxiaopengyou.
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A terrorist group have overrun an embassy in Paris. The player takes control of a six-man GIGN team on a mission to free the hostages. In the first part of the game, you have to bring three men into position so they can snipe the building. The second part involves entering the building with the other three men to kill the terrorists and rescue the hostages.

The author, fcxiaopengyou, kills all the terrorists and frees all the hostages in record time.


[Tier: Vault]NES Road Fighter (JPN) in 04:34.01 by mtvf1.
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Racing
Road fighter is racing game. Oddly enough, there are no explicit opponents, even if initially it may seem so.

In this run, mtvf1 destroys as many other vehicles as possbile, racking up quite an amount of destruction.


[Tier: Moons]NES Rockin' Kats (USA) "Channel X" in 01:02.88 by Arc & AnS.
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Whoever said cats can't fly needs to watch this movie. Rockin' Kats is a nice platformer with tricky gameplay similar to Bionic Commando and Ninja Five-O.
This little movie represents the hardest part of the game – Channel X, which normally appears as a secret bonus stage after the normal ending. This TAS however does not play through the entire game, but inputs a password in the beginning to access Channel X right away.

This movie improves the previous run by 0.55 seconds with tighter movement optimization and lag reduction.

If you liked this movie, be sure to also check out the movie that beats the actual game.


[Tier: Moons]NES Rockman no Constancy (JPN) "hard" in 28:59.07 by woabclf.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
This popular hack for Rockman 2 contains a wide variety of new bosses, weapons, levels, graphics, and music, going far beyond the capabilities of the original game.

Two versions of this hack exist - "normal" mode and "hard" mode, with the primary difference being no mercy invincibility on hard mode.

This run uses hard mode. The normal run is obsoleted despite being around 2 minutes faster due to playing on hard.


[Tier: Vault]NES Rolling Thunder (USA) in 10:59.55 by Randil.
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Second quest/Post game-completion
- Genre: Platform
Some longlegged dude has had his future wife kidnapped by Ku Klux Klan wannabe space aliens. Between the levels they taunt him by showing pictures of her in risqué positions on wide-screen TV, while dancing in front of it (We wish we were making this up, but NES games can be pretty weird sometimes).

The author uses a password to get the hardest difficulty, thus not having to finish the game twice. The author also improves on the previous run by about 51 seconds.


[Tier: Vault]NES Solitaire (USA) in 00:37.82 by TheRealThingy.
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- Genre: Strategy
Solitaire is a family of single-player card games. The particular form featured on the NES is called Klondike, and you can find it distributed with many desktop operating systems, such as Windows.

This run improves the previous one by 14 frames.


[Tier: Moons]NES Super Dodge Ball (USA) in 05:47.73 by Dasrik.
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Sport
This game takes dodge ball to the extreme!

In this movie the author constantly tortures helpless CPU players with "power shots", sending them to fly around the world (actually, just the screen) and letting them just barely get back on their feet.


[Tier: Moons]NES Super Turrican (Europe) in 08:36.39 by Alyosha.
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Super Turrican is an action platforming game whose distinctive feature is the morph ball mode (similar to Metroid) which lets you travel at high speed and through enemies.

While this run by Alyosha only seems to be 2.41 seconds faster than the previous publication, it actually is 1 minute and 34.09 seconds faster. This is because the previous publication was erroneously played on NTSC timing, despite the NES version only being released in Europe. This run plays on the correct PAL timing and, as a bonus, is also on the hardest difficulty.


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Tetris (USA) "Mode B" in 00:38.85 by Baxter.
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This movie completes the B-mode of Tetris at level 19-5. Its goal is to clear all blocks from the screen upon the final line cleared (known as a "Bravo" in some games). And of course it aims to do this as fast as possible.

Note: The author manipulates luck by pressing up+left+right to slow down the block's falling speed.

This run played on a real NES


[Tier: Vault]PCE Cratermaze (unknown) in 58:53.94 by Meerkov.
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Cratermaze is a game where you must collect 16 chests and a key and then head to the exit. Monsters will chase you, and you can use a variety of powerups including your trusty long distance shovel to dispatch them.

[Tier: Vault]PCE Ninja Spirit (USA) in 09:40.9 by arukAdo.
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- Genre: Shooter
Ninja Spirit began life as an arcade game and since then has received many ports, including a Game Boy version and this version. It would be a stock platform game but for the ability to have up to two 'spirits' which behave like the options from Gradius.

This run is played on Arcade mode, where the character dies in one hit and bosses are stronger; the other available mode (appropriately titled PCE mode) allows taking more than one hit and is overall easier. People familiar with the game should be able to appreciate the difference, as Arcade mode is extremely challenging.


[Tier: Moons]PSX Bishi Bashi Special (JPN) "maximum score" in 33:53.43 by Spikestuff.
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- Aims for maximum score
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Bishi Bashi Special is a collection of 46 mini-games with a variety of rules.

Here Spikestuff is playing through them quickly while picking up the maximum score of 10 for each. Getting the high score sometimes has odd conditions, like the elephant race where finishing 7-2 is needed for the 10.

For a TAS of a related game, see the Salary Man Champ publication.


[Tier: Vault]PSX Bishi Bashi Special (JPN) "Time Trial, maximum score" in 05:37.75 by Spikestuff.
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
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- Genre: Puzzle
Bishi Bashi Special is a game that's similar to Salary Man Champ, being a collection of mini-games with a variety of rules.

This game has two modes, the main mode and Time Trial mode. Time Trial mode features the car level from the main mode as well as a lot of original levels where a button must be pushed over and over as fast as the player can, aptly nicknamed "button mashers".

While this movie by Spikestuff seems slower than the previous publication that runs through Time Trial mode, it is, in fact, faster by 0.39 seconds in in-game time. For more details, see the author's comments.


[Tier: Moons]PSX Bishi Bashi Special 2 (JPN) "Hyper Bishi Bashi Champ" in 09:34.82 by Spikestuff.
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Bishi Bashi Special 2 brings more of the comical minigames that are a staple of the series. This collection of the arcade games Hyper Bishi Bashi Champ and Gachaga Champ saw a Japanese and a European release (where it was lumped together with the first game).

The minigames themselves are very straightforward and usually involve only the Triangle, Cross, and Circle buttons. This is a direct holdover from the original arcade machines, which featured a three-button layout. Some minigames also include the directional pad to increase the button-mashing even further. For example, in the first minigame the player has to fend off mobsters by pressing the D-Pad in the direction they're coming from.

Watch Spikestuff absolutely demolish his computer opponent in one fast-paced minigame after another!


[Tier: Moons]PSX Bishi Bashi Special 3: Step Champ (JPN) "Track & Field, maximum score" in 02:41.27 by Spikestuff.
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Bishi Bashi 3: Step Champ is a conversion of the arcade with the same name. This time around dancing and feet coordination is key to success as this outing is specially made to be played with Konami's Dance Dance Revolution dance mat.

As usual with the Bishi Bashi games, it's full to the brim with random and rather off-beat mini-games that often times pokes fun at Konami's own franchises (such as Track & Field and Beatmania). Most of the mini-games are either of the button mashing variety (such as the mini-game in which the player has to throw a tantrum faster than his siblings to get a toy by stomping his feet on the ground repeatedly), but there are also games where the player has to time which button to press (one such game is very similar to Dance Dance Revolution).

Up to three players can face off against one another to determine who is the ultimate Step Champ.


[Tier: Vault]PSX Bushido Blade 2 (USA) "Slash Mode" in 04:20.23 by Dammit.
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- Genre: Fighting
Bushido Blade is a series of fighting games with a gimmick: everyone can die in one hit. This kind of gameplay lends itself well to time attacking and TASing.

Slash Mode is an unlockable feature where the challenge is to kill 100 opponents as fast as possible. This game adds on to the original Bushido Blade's Slash Mode with an on-screen timer and more variety in enemies and environments.

In this run, Dammit runs through Slash Mode as fast as possible, finishing with an ingame time of 3'34"76.


[Tier: Moons]PSX Castlevania Chronicles (USA) in 24:58.72 by scrimpeh.
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Castlevania Chronicles is a PSX remake of the Japan-only X68000 game Akumajō Dracula (悪魔城ドラキュラ), which is a remake of the first Castlevania. In this game, Simon Belmont is out to defeat the evil Count Dracula.

In this run, the author uses Arrange Mode, as it's more suitable for taking damage to save time (Simon loses less HP when getting hit than in Original Mode). He also abuses a trick that allows him to use a subweapon with a shorter attack animation (jumping and whipping before attacking with the subweapon).


[Tier: Vault]PSX Disney's Hercules (USA) in 33:46.55 by Hoandjzj.
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Disney's Hercules is based on the animated movie of the same name. You take control of Hercules of Greek mythology, son of the god Zeus and a mortal woman, the legendary hero and strongest man in the world. Your goal is to prove yourself worthy of being admitted to Mount Olympus, the residence of gods, and to become a god yourself. You must commit heroic deeds and overcome various obstacles to show your strength and courage. To make this even more difficult, Hades, the overlord of the dead, is sending fearsome Titans to stop you.

The author, Hoandjzj, uses precision and a few tricks to beat this game in just under 34 minutes.


[Tier: Vault]PSX Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Battle 22 (USA) in 17:22.47 by Mothrayas.
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Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Battle 22 is a fighting game based on the Dragon Ball Z anime series. The "22" refers to the number of characters unlocked at the start of the game (a few more can be unlocked). The game was panned by critics and consumers alike because of its very poor overall quality.

The author, Mothrayas, uses Goku's ridiculously powerful crouching close punch move to deplete enemies' lifebars really quickly and defeat all 27 opponents in record time.


[Tier: Vault]PSX Ehrgeiz: God Bless the Ring (USA) "Quest Mode" in 03:51.77 by sparky.
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Ehrgeiz - God Bless the Ring is a game with two main modes. The first mode is a 3D fighting game, which is primarily known for including characters from Final Fantasy 7. The PlayStation-exclusive second mode, Quest Mode, is a dungeon-crawling RPG, where randomly generated floor layouts and dropped item probabilities make the game different every time you play.

This run plays through Quest Mode, using lots of luck manipulation to get very short floor layouts. (As a commenter noted in the discussion thread, the game may be more aptly called "God Bless the RNG".)


[Tier: Moons]PSX Einhänder (JPN) in 31:29.93 by sparky.
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Squaresoft (now known as Square Enix) didn't only make role-playing games! They also made games of different genres. This one is a shoot'em up called Einhänder.

This shooting game has something particular compared to its siblings. Not only can the player shoot bullets, but he can also wield a sword and slash through enemies. In fact, the game's title, Einhänder, means "single-handed" in German, referring to the player's sword.

In this movie, sparky takes advantage of a glitch to abuse the weapon's attack to cause more damage. This is only possible in the Japanese version.


[Tier: Moons]PSX MDK (USA) in 31:07.28 by Flip.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Shooter
In this 3D shoot 'em up, you play Kurt Hectic, and your job is to save the world. Aliens have sent 8 giant fortresses to destroy earth. You run and jump through 6 missions of strange 3D worlds and kill the "Stream Riders" with your machine gun arm. Precise platform jumps are part of the challenge, and there are occasional puzzles where you destroy objects in sequence in order to proceed.

Kurt is equipped with a special battle suit with an included parachute and a sniper interface (allowing precise shooting) embedded in your helmet. Sniper ammo is maintained separately from regular ammo, and some challenges in the game require you to snipe targets. Some powerups are necessary to proceed, such as the World's Smallest Nuclear Explosion (to blast open special doors) and mortars (fired via the sniper system).


Due to emulation issues, there is no music in this run.


[Tier: Moons]PSX Mega Man X5 (USA) in 16:38.18 by Bernka.
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- Genre: Platform
In an effort to avoid the status quo, Capcom decided to experiment, throwing in a leveling system and story-based launch scenarios. Beyond that, it's really just a Mega Man X Zero game.

This is the first game in the series to allow character choice before each stage. Zero is chosen as often as possible, leaving X behind to gather dust. The abusable sword physics highlight Zero's superiority, especially when the sword is used while standing on the ground. Bosses fall very quickly, even when they have 127 health. See the Game Resources page and the author's comments for an explanation of how these tricks work.

There are about 5 minutes of action in this run, which consist mostly of flying through levels and a boss rush on the hardest difficulty mode, Xtreme.

This run is 12.90 seconds faster than the previous run.

We also have a run which completes all stages and a 100% run.


[Tier: Moons]PSX Mega Man X5 (USA) "100%" in 54:33.68 by Bernka.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Unlike the other categories of this game, this run uses both X and Zero to collect as many items as possible. The variety of characters and armors used make for a run with interesting differences from the other categories.

[Tier: Moons]PSX Mega Man X5 (USA) "all stages" in 43:38.93 by Shuy_ & Bernka.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
This is a TAS of Megaman X Zero 5 on Xtreme difficulty that completes all stages as fast as possible. This run improves the previous one by about 26 seconds.

Watch it to learn how to ignore backseat drivers, or find out why swords are superior to guns.

We also have a run which only plays the stages necessary to complete the game. There is also a 100% run available.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]PSX Mega Man X6 (USA) "all stages" in 39:31.35 by Rolanmen1.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Award - PSX TAS of 2013
X is trying to find the lost Maverick Hunter Zero, who has gone missing since X5. Of course, once found, Zero does most of the dirty work, while X is practically nowhere to be found.

This run completes all of the stages, showing off how nasty every level is on Xtreme difficulty. As always, Zero is much better suited to killing bosses than X. Zero also uses powerups that he wouldn't be able to use in an any% run.

The author, Rolanmen1, also improves the previous movie by 1:47.03 by taking a different route and using a new trick that allows him to skip the totem poles in Ground Scaravich's stage.

If you want to see the game completed as fast as possible, see the any% run.


Note: There are encodes of higher resolution in the discussion thread.

[Tier: Moons]PSX Mega Man X6 (USA) "100%" in 56:47.18 by Rolanmen1.
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Capcom decided to make some easy money, so they recycled parts of Mega Man X5, threw in overly difficult trial-and-error gameplay, made almost everything an obstacle course, and called it Mega Man X6.

Rescuing all Reploids on Xtreme mode is inadvisable for all but the most hardcore, yet this TAS makes it look easy. Not only that, it collects everything that can be collected before beating the game.

In this run, Rolanmen1 uses additional items and tricks that are not present in the any% or all stages runs, such as X's Blade Armor. Though X still has less screentime than Zero, he is used to his fullest potential in the Gate stages.


[Tier: Moons]PSX Mega Man X6 (USA) in 25:34.02 by Rolanmen1 & FractalFusion.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
Capcom decided to make some easy money, so they recycled parts of Mega Man X5, threw in overly difficult trial-and-error gameplay, made almost everything an obstacle course, and called it Mega Man X6.

This run by Rolanmen1 and FractalFusion plays on the hardest difficulty, Xtreme, and uses both X and Zero. The physics of Zero's sword make it the ideal boss killer, however some bosses have unavoidable invincibility periods, so X is sometimes used to attack during these periods. Some new tricks like duck dashing and saber climbing help save 19 seconds over the previous movie.

If you want to see a run that plays through all of the stages, see this run.


[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]PSX Metal Gear Solid: Integral (JPN) in 1:02:31.06 by theenglishman.
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
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- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Action
Metal Gear Solid was one of the original breakthrough titles in the stealth gaming genre. It follows Solid Snake, a soldier who is infiltrating a nuclear weapons facility on a remote Alaskan island in the Fox Archipelago, codenamed Shadow Moses. Snake must rescue two hostages from FOX-HOUND, a high-tech special forces unit gone rogue, and then stop FOX-HOUND from launching a nuclear warhead.

Changes from the original release of Metal Gear Solid include

  • Addition of first-person view.
  • A level of difficulty for newcomers.
  • Improved artificial intelligence for some enemies (including bosses) on higher difficulty settings.
  • An "Alternate Round" for each difficulty, with different enemy placements.
  • 300 VR Training missions on a separate disc.

Integral was planned for use in this branch from the start, because of a lengthy Liquid Snake monologue you can skip in Integral but not in the original version, as well as the added precision of analog controls; however, old PSX emulators could not play Intergral. With the switch to the higher-accuracy PSXHawk, theenglishman was able to TAS this version, playing on Extreme difficulty in the Normal Round, achieving the rank of "BIG BOSS" for his performance.

The raw improvement over the predecessor movie is 2:49.99, but the improvement in gameplay is actually much more than that; the raw time is inflated slightly compared to the predecessor movie because of the switch to PSXHawk, which results in slightly longer (but more accurate) loading times, on everything from transitions between rooms, to playing cutscenes, to playing CODEC conversations.


Author's detailed commentary in the form of subtitles are available in the movie file and in all encodes.

[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]PSX Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero (USA) in 25:57.93 by Fly.
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Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero is a story-driven fighting game that puts you in the shoes of Sub-Zero and chronicles a series of events that occurred prior to the first Mortal Kombat.

You, the Lin Kuei's most cunning assassin, are sent to steal an important document. However, this mission proves to be a test from a mysterious character (who turns out to be MK4's Quan Chi) who charges you upon retrieval of the document to recover an ancient medallion of untold power. Upon your return, Quan Chi reveals that he actually tricked you, and the medallion is the key to awakening the demon Shinnok (yup, the same baddie from MK4). Now a reluctant hero, you must pursue Quan Chi through hell itself hoping you get to Shinnok before him.

Technically speaking, this game represents the final evolutionary step in the MK series' 2D engine. The game takes the familiar 2D Mortal Kombat fighting environment and turns it into a hybrid fighting/platform game, where you must run and jump through hazardous levels as well as fight your way through both digitized and polygonal enemies. Sub-Zero's interface is the same as in every MK game, with the addition of the "use" and "turn around" buttons, an inventory, and a slight RPG twist that gives you EXP for defeating opponents which becomes new techniques and moves to execute in the game.

This is an improvement of an existing run. Besides a set of small improvements, the main differences of this run are a new shortcut in the sixth level and much more qualitative score management. All of this in total allowed Fly to reduce the time of the run by nearly 3 minutes.


[Tier: Moons]PSX No One Can Stop Mr. Domino (USA) in 11:40.51 by Spikestuff.
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- Genre: Puzzle
Most dominoes wait forever, just waiting to be toppled over. But no one can stop Mr. Domino - he has to run around everywhere, causing mayhem everywhere he goes. Help Mr. Domino use the domino effect to trigger tricks and traps on unsuspecting objects and people!

No One Can Stop Mr. Domino is a puzzle game which sees you controlling the titular Mr. Domino (or one of his friends, if you prefer) as he zips around levels which can be best described as a racetrack. As the title suggests, you can't actually stop Mr. Domino - however, you can guide him around the track, speed him up and slow him down. He'll need to dodge obstacles as he aims to activate "tricks" which are placed around the board.

Spikestuff topples his dominoes and completes the game with the titular character as fast as possible.