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Total movies: 180


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]A2600 Phoenix (USA) in 00:17.74 by Flip.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2017-11-28)
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Obsoletes movie #3547 (00:17.77)
Rating: 5.8 (4.5 votes)
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- Genre: Shooter
A fixed shooter game for the Atari 2600, where you must fight bird-like enemies and an alien in a giant spaceship.

This movie completes one full round.

This run is a 0.03 second improvement of the predecessor movie.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]A2600 River Raid (USA) in 1:22:47.9 by Lord Tom.
Bizhawk movie (.bkm) (date: 2015-04-13)
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Submission #4648 — Author's comments
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Rating: 5.3 (10.5 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Genre: Shooter
River Raid is an early vertical shooter where you fly a plane down a river and fire missiles to blow up helicopters, jets, ships and bridges.

As you can imagine, a tool-assisted speedrun turns this regular raid into an unstoppable barrage of destruction.

This movie obsoletes the previous one due to Lord Tom getting 1 million points instead of 100,000, thus reaching the true end of the game.

This run was performed by a bot coded by the author, based on a Java port of the game he wrote himself. For more on the extensive work put into this TAS, see the author's comments.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]A2600 Space Invaders (USA) in 00:17.29 by Alyosha.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2017-11-10)
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Submission #5696 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #2227 (00:17.67)
Rating: 4.1 (4.5 votes)
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- Single level
- Genre: Shooter
Atari version of the classic Space Invaders, where you fight to defend your planet from a rectangular array of descending aliens.

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


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]A2600 Star Wars - Return of the Jedi: Death Star Battle (USA) in 00:08.73 by jlun2.
Bizhawk movie (.bkm) (date: 2014-04-15)
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Submission #4273 — Author's comments
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Rating: 4.1 (12.5 votes)
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- Genre: Shooter
Death Star Battle is loosely based on the events of the film Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. Your task is to destroy the Death Star before its construction is finished. You start the task outside the shield perimeter of the Death Star, where you have to combat different imperial vessels and avoid the death ray while waiting for an opportunity to slip through one of the random openings in the energy shield. After reaching the Death Star, you must reduce its structure up to the point where you can hit the core. In the following destruction of the station, you must avoid collision with the Death Star's debris.

It was decided that only the first round of the game contains meaningful content, so in this TAS, jlun2 uses luck manipulation and a precise shooting angle to finish it in less than 9 seconds. It is only the fifth shortest movie on this site, with Super 3D Portals 6 beating it by around 6.5 seconds.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]A7800 Barnyard Blaster (USA) in 01:53.8 by CoolKirby.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2014-08-21)
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Submission #4408 — Author's comments
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Rating: 2.5 (11 votes)
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- Genre: Shooter
You and your grandfather just bought a small farm for growing vegetables and raising horses. Unfortunately, you find that the place is infested with animals that are determined to drive you away. Using your trusty gun, you aim to rid the property of these pests.

This run completes the first three levels, after which there is no new content. A trick is used to end the bonus levels immediately by shooting Gramps.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]A7800 Choplifter (USA) in 02:48.77 by CoolKirby.
Bizhawk movie (.bkm) (date: 2014-06-25)
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Submission #4343 — Author's comments
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Rating: 4.9 (10.5 votes)
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- Genre: Shooter
Choplifter is one of the few games that got ported from home systems to the arcade instead of the other way around. The goal of the game is to pilot an attack chopper to rescue 64 hostages from the clutches of the evil Bungeling Empire.

Besides being fun to play in real-time, it's also well-suited for TASing. It has fast-paced and lag-free gameplay, nice graphics, and simple mechanics. Both moving up and down and rotating the helicopter don't decrease your horizontal speed, which is great for both optimization and entertainment.

In this run, CoolKirby uses tool-assisted precision and tricks like blasting open enemy camps as soon as possible to beat the game in under three minutes.

We also have a movie of the Commodore 64 version.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]A7800 Galaga (USA) "Expert, Perfect Challenge" in 00:53.15 by dwangoAC.
Bizhawk movie (.bkm) (date: 2013-01-23)
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Submission #3830 — Author's comments
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Rating: 4.9 (13.5 votes)
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Shooter
Galaga is the classic arcade shooter that takes place in space, and that's a sufficient enough description. There is also a movie of the MSX version.

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

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


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]Arcade Jail Break (USA) in 01:36.62 by £e Nécroyeur.
MAME-rr movie (.mar) (date: 2017-12-25)
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Submission #5728 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.1 (10.5 votes)
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Shooter
Jail Break is an arcade game produced and released by Konami in 1986. The game's story is loosely based on the 1981 film Escape from New York, wherein Manhattan has become an island prison from which the hero must rescue the President of the United States, who is being held hostage. In Jail Break, the game's hero, Aki, must fight through 5 stages to rescue the warden of a prison following a mass escape.

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

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


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]Arcade Mercs (World) in 10:23.03 by DarkKobold.
Final Burn Alpha movie (.fbm) (date: 2011-03-16)
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Submission #3034 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.6 (18.5 votes)
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- 3 Players
- Genre: Shooter
In Mercs, an arcade game that is also available for the Genesis, each player takes control of a member of the Wolf Force, to rescue the former President in Africa.

DarkKobold uses all three guys to save him as fast as possible.


To play the FBM file without any problems, it is important to disable the Use M68000 assembly core option in the emulator.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]Arcade Metal Slug (World) in 10:10.18 by x2poet.
Final Burn Alpha movie (.fbm) (date: 2015-02-08)
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Submission #4578 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.5 (13 votes)
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- 2 Players
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Shooter
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Released in 1996, Metal Slug is a widely popular game about two soldiers named Marco Rossi and Tarma Roving, enrolled in the Peregrine Falcon Squad, fighting against General Morden and a bunch of other Nazi impersonators in giant mechs & machines in order to stop his New World Order under his power.

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

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


[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement][Fastest Completion]Arcade Metal Slug 3 (World) in 24:27.8 by zk547.
Final Burn Alpha movie (.fbm) (date: 2017-03-02)
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Submission #5392 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1819 (27:09.55)
Rating: 9.2 (8 votes)
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- 2 Players
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Shooter
Award - Arcade TAS of 2017
In this entry of the popular Metal Slug series, the evil would-be dictator General Morden launches another attempt to take over the world - or so it seems on the surface; this game proves that Morden is no Dr Wily by having the true villains turn out to be something else entirely.

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]Coleco Zaxxon (USA) in 01:55.89 by dwangoAC.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2015-08-25)
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Rating: 4.8 (8.5 votes)
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- 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][Fastest Completion]DOOM Doom II: Hell on Earth "Kama Sutra" in 10:56.09 by Akse.
DooM demo (.lmp) (date: 2015-10-10)
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Rating: 7.3 (7 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Shooter
Kama Sutra is a 32-level Doom 2 megawad released in March of 2005, created by Adolf "Gusta" Vojta and Jakub "method man" Razak, a pair of Czech speedrunners. They are together known as the "KSteam" after this project.

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


[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement][Fastest Completion]DOOM Final Doom (unknown) "The Plutonia Experiment" in 12:53.28 by Clumsydoomer & 38_ViTa_38.
DooM demo (.lmp) (date: 2017-02-23)
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Submission #5372 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.8 (7 votes)
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Shooter
Award - Computer TAS of 2017
Final Doom is a Doom game that uses the engine, items, and characters from Doom II: Hell on Earth, distributed officially by id. It is meant as a sequel to the events of Doom II and includes two sets of levels, TNT: Evilution and The Plutonia Experiment.

This run by Clumsydoomer and 38_ViTa_38 beats The Plutonia Experiment using Skill 4, Ultra-Violence. This is the most common skill level used in the Doom speedrunning and TAS community.

This is an improvement of 1:12.69 over previous movie.

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


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]DOOM The Ultimate Doom (unknown) "Episode 3" in 03:16.38 by Akse.
DooM demo (.lmp) (date: 2015-06-30)
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Submission #4707 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.0 (8 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Shooter
Doom is a 1993 science fiction horror-themed first-person shooter (FPS) video game by id Software. It is considered one of the most significant and influential titles in the video game industry, for having ushered in the popularity of the first-person shooter genre. The original game is divided into three nine-level episodes and distributed via shareware and mail order. The Ultimate Doom, an updated release of the original game featuring a fourth episode, was released in 1995 and sold at retail.

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

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


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]DOOM The Ultimate Doom (unknown) "Episode 2" in 03:22.01 by Akse.
DooM demo (.lmp) (date: 2015-04-19)
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Submission #4609 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.0 (17.5 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Shooter
Finally, 16 years after Doom was modified to allow savestates and slowdown (giving birth to tool-assisted speedrunning), TASVideos presents such a movie!

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

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

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


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]DOOM The Ultimate Doom (unknown) "Episode 4" in 02:35.76 by Akse.
DooM demo (.lmp) (date: 2015-07-19)
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Submission #4742 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.0 (9.5 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Shooter
Doom is a 1993 science fiction horror-themed first-person shooter (FPS) video game by id Software. It is considered one of the most significant and influential titles in the video game industry, for having ushered in the popularity of the first-person shooter genre. The original game is divided into three nine-level episodes and distributed via shareware and mail order. The Ultimate Doom, an updated release of the original game featuring a fourth episode, was released in 1995 and sold at retail.

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

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


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]DOS Duke Nukem: Episode 3 - Trapped in the Future! (unknown) in 06:48.15 by slamo.
JPC-RR movie (.jrsr) (date: 2018-05-01)
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Rating: 5.9 (4 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter
In the year 1997, the maniacal Dr. Proton has developed mechanical creatures known as Techbots. Commanding an army of Techbots, the insane scientist intends to conquer the entire world. There is only one hero on Earth who can stop him with his guns and attitude: Duke Nukem.

Duke Nukem: Episode 3 - Trapped in the Future is a side-scrolling shooter with platform elements. Most of the gameplay consists of shooting enemies and exploring the environments, trying to reach the exit and advance to the next stage.

In this final episode, Dr. Proton has created his own future, where his power cannot be matched; Duke is thrown into this future nearly defenseless, and has to figure out a way to escape and defeat the mad doctor once and for all.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion][Has commentary]DOS Jazz Jackrabbit (any v1.2) "extra episodes" in 14:35.87 by Ilari, Mothrayas & slamo.
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Rating: 7.8 (9 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter
Jazz Jackrabbit is one of the earliest products released by what was then known as Epic MegaGames, better known these days for producing the Unreal engine. It was viewed initially as being a pastiche of the Sonic the Hedgehog games was and arguably developed along those lines, bearing much of the same fast platformer action.

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


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

[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion][Has commentary]DOS Jazz Jackrabbit (any v1.0) in 26:41.92 by Ilari, Mothrayas & slamo.
JPC-RR movie (.jrsr) (date: 2014-07-19)
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- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter
Jazz Jackrabbit is one of the earliest products released by what was then known as Epic MegaGames, better known these days for producing the Unreal engine. It was viewed initially as being a pastiche of the Sonic the Hedgehog games was and arguably developed along those lines, bearing much of the same fast platformer action.

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

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


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

[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]DOS Jazz Jackrabbit: Holiday Hare 1994 (shareware) in 02:23.76 by Ilari.
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- Genre: Platform
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Jazz Jackrabbit is one of the earliest products released by what was then known as Epic MegaGames, better known these days for producing the Unreal engine. It was viewed initially as being a pastiche of the Sonic the Hedgehog games and arguably developed along those lines, bearing much of the same fast platformer action.

This run completes a special Christmas episode called Holiday Hare. This is the 1994 version of this episode. A run has been made for the 1995 version of Holiday Hare. There is also a run of the original game available.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]DOS Jazz Jackrabbit: Holiday Hare 1995 (shareware) in 02:52.25 by Ilari.
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Jazz Jackrabbit is one of the earliest products released by what was then known as Epic MegaGames, better known these days for producing the Unreal engine. It was viewed initially as being a pastiche of the Sonic the Hedgehog games and arguably developed along those lines, bearing much of the same fast platformer action.

This run completes a special Christmas episode called Holiday Hare. This is the 1995 version of this episode. A run has been made for the 1994 version of Holiday Hare. There is also a run of the original game available.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]DOS Lada: The Ultimate Challenge (Europe) in 04:22.46 by Ilari.
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- Genre: Racing
- Genre: Shooter
If you've been in Europe long enough, you've probably heard of the Lada car company. However, you probably haven't heard of this relatively obscure tie-in game, involving racing - yes, you guessed it - a Lada... which happens to have a rocket launcher and machine gun (those are almost certainly not standard features).

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

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


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

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


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

[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]DOS Wolfenstein 3D (1.4) "Episode 6" in 03:45.93 by slamo.
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Wolfenstein 3D is a first-person shooter developed by id Software and published by Apogee Software in 1992. It follows the mission of a World War II Allied spy, William "B.J." Blazkowicz, to take down Hitler's Nazi regime. Also known as Wolf3D, it is widely regarded as having helped popularize the first-person shooter genre on PC and is id's precursor to the wildly popular Doom series.

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


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

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


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[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]DOS Wolfenstein 3D (1.4) "Episode 5" in 01:52.67 by slamo.
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Wolfenstein 3D is a first-person shooter developed by id Software and published by Apogee Software in 1992. It follows the mission of a World War II Allied spy, William "B.J." Blazkowicz, to take down Hitler's Nazi regime. Also known as Wolf3D, it is widely regarded as having helped popularize the first-person shooter genre on PC and is id's precursor to the wildly popular Doom series.

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


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[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]DOS Wolfenstein 3D (1.4) "Episode 4" in 02:40.73 by slamo.
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Wolfenstein 3D is a first-person shooter developed by id Software and published by Apogee Software in 1992. It follows the mission of a World War II Allied spy, William "B.J." Blazkowicz, to take down Hitler's Nazi regime. Also known as Wolf3D, it is widely regarded as having helped popularize the first-person shooter genre on PC and is id's precursor to the wildly popular Doom series.

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


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

[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]DOS Wolfenstein 3D (1.4) "Episode 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.


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[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]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: Vault][Fastest Completion]DS Dementium: The Ward (USA) in 36:56.56 by jlun2.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Shooter
Dementium: The Ward is a first-person survival horror game created by Renegade Kids and Gamecock for the DS. You wake up in a mysterious, derelict hospital and must explore the dark, solve puzzles, and avoid the fearsome surgical experiments roaming the halls to escape with your life.

In this tool-assisted speedrun, jlun2 makes his own path through the game, cutting through enemies, bosses, and even walls to assure his character's freedom in under 37 minutes.


[Tier: Moons]DS Metroid Prime Hunters (JPN) in 47:10.32 by Memory.
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- Takes damage to save time
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Shooter
Metroid Prime Hunters is the DS spinoff to the "Metroid Prime" trilogy, involving Samus in a race against six other bounty hunters to collect the eight Octoliths and get the "Ultimate Power".
At least, that's what was supposed to happen. Unfortunately for those bounty hunters, Memory is on the case. Thanks to a variety of tricks, out of bounds glitches, and optimization, Samus blazes through various planets in the Tetra Galaxy and collects the eight Octoliths in record time, destroying everything in her path. World's greatest bounty hunter indeed.
For those curious to see how the series originated, we also have a run of the original Metroid.

[Tier: Moons]DS Space Invaders Extreme 2 (USA) in 07:56.48 by FractalFusion.
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- Genre: Shooter
Space Invaders needs no introduction. Space Invaders Extreme 2 is part of a recent revival of the series, introducing power-ups and a variety of new gameplay modes.

This run plays Score Attack mode on the hardest available path. Note that it doesn't aim for highest score because doing so would make the movie considerably longer.


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified][Fastest Completion]FDS Otocky (JPN) in 17:52.02 by dwangoAC.
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Otocky was created by Toshio Iwai in 1987 and was only released in Japan for the Famicom Disk System. It is best described as a musical side-scrolling shoot 'em up where the primary weapon is a ball which, when fired in one of eight directions, plays different musical notes on the primary instrument quantized to the beat of the background music.

Needless to say, when such a weapon is put into the hands of a tool-assisted speedrunner, you might just find yourself humming along to the end result.

This run was console verified using micro500's TASLink replay device (with 1 frame per latch poll).


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

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

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


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

[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]GBA Disney's Lilo & Stitch (Europe v1.0) in 19:39.34 by Corvus.
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- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Puzzle
- Genre: Shooter
Disney's Lilo & Stitch is a 2002 side-scrolling shoot 'em up platform video game based on the Disney animated film of the same name that was released on June 7, 2002 for the Game Boy Advance. It was developed by Digital Eclipse and published by Disney Interactive, with Ubisoft distributing the game in Europe and Australia.

The game takes place at an unknown point of time after the original film. An extraterrestrial bounty hunter kidnaps Lilo and brings her aboard the spaceship laboratory of a robotic, mosquito-like alien named Dr. Pestus, who plans to use her as food for his genetically-modified mosquito army. Stitch must go out into space to rescue Lilo and defeat Dr. Pestus.

In most levels, the player takes control of a four-armed, plasma blaster-wielding Stitch who must run and gun his way past enemies and various other obstacles to complete the level. In puzzle-platform-styled levels, the player takes control of Lilo as she sneaks around the spaceship to find a way to escape and contact Stitch. In tube shooter-styled segments, Stitch must fly a spaceship to reach the next level, shooting down other enemy ships and dodging obstacles along the way.


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

Warning!

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

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

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

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

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


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


[Tier: Moons]GBA 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 Silent Scope (USA) in 03:41.98 by jlun2.
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In Silent Scope, you're a sniper trying to take out a band of terrorists who have kidnapped not only the President, but his entire family as well. However, in this version the sniper apparently drank 25 cups of coffee and may possibly have ADD.

This version is 1 minute 47.3 seconds faster than the old version thanks to skipping the credits, killing multiple enemies with one shot in some circumstances, and lag avoidance.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Turok: Evolution (USA) in 19:43.44 by hejops.
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- Genre: Platform
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Turok: Evolution for the Game Boy Advance is a side scrolling 2D shooter video game released in 2002.

In this prequel to the previous Turok games, you are Tal'Set, the saviour of natives of the River Village in the Lost Lands, who must confront the evil Lord Tyrannus, leader of the reptilian hordes. Tyrannus is bent on a "Holy Mission" to purify the Lost Land through slaughter and misery.

During the fight with your nemesis Captain Tobias Bruckner in 1886 Texas, you were injured and sucked in to the Lost Lands. After recovering in the village, you discover that Tyrannus appoints a new general to his armies – Bruckner. So you begin the war in a land of lush jungles, suspended cities, mysterious temples, reptile armies, and towering dinosaurs.


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

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

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


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

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


[Tier: 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][Fastest Completion]GB After Burst (JPN) "1P VS mode" in 05:42.74 by jlun2.
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After Burst for Game Boy was released Japan-exclusively by NCS in 1990. Conceptually just a simple 2D shooter it features three modes (normal, 1P VS, 2P VS) of which this run plays the 1P VS mode. To reach this mode's ending, 15 (instead of 30 in normal mode) single-screen stages have to be cleared (all of which are different from the ones in normal mode).

The game features a ballistic bullet mechanic where you can charge each shot to have a higher exit velocity. Since only one player bullet can be visible at a time, the damage that can be done in any given timespan is severely limited, necessitating hitting multiple targets in one shot for best efficiency.

Quite strikingly, this game is plagued by extreme lag, slowing in-game time down significantly and contributing to about 80% runtime of the entire movie (about 4 lag frames per normal frame).


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]GB Batman: The Video Game (USA) in 10:06.42 by MiezaruMono.
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In this game, some short fat guy decides to prove that the police as well as Batman are incapable of doing their jobs. So he steals Batman's outfit, some of his toys, and brings along with himself advanced military weapon prototypes to wipe out the Joker once and for all till the next game, and save Gotham city.

This run starts off with walking by enemies, showing how incompetent criminals are at firing guns. It proceeds to aerial combat a bit reminiscent of Gradius, further demonstrating that even when criminals fire, their weapons are no match for Batman's Batwing, even when piloted by a Batman impostor. The big finale here shows that as evil as the Joker is, he like all others cannot withstand rocket grenades indefinitely.


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

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


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]GB Cosmo Tank (USA) in 24:29.31 by Tool23.
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Cosmo Tank is a space tank battle game. You're the commander of the tank 'Tiger a-1' and your mission is to fight on land and in space against the Master Insect and his minions. The game features both top-down levels and first person levels in which you can freely move around in all directions. Settings feature both open outdoor environments, caves and space. Slowly upgrade your cannon and armor as you progress for more firepower and the ability to sustain more hits.

[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]GB Operation C (USA) in 10:53.35 by adelikat.
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The barechested alien crushing ultra macho hero is back, and he's portable this time!

This Contra game combines elements from the original Contra and Super C while adding some elements into one action packed game. Watch our hero cruise through 5 levels of steadily increasing difficulty yet still crushing those aliens in record time.

This movie is a 12 second improvement over the previous movie. Improvements come from use of the homing gun and from a bug that allows horizontal screen wrapping.


[Tier: Vault]GB Volley Fire (JPN) in 09:31.23 by MUGG.
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Volley Fire is a shooter originally released in 1990. The player's objective is to destroy the enemies on the other side of the screen, tactfully aiming shots through moving debris while avoiding any hazards.

In this TAS by MUGG, enemy AI is manipulated to end all the fights in record time.


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

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

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


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

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

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


[Tier: Stars]GC Ikaruga (USA) "maximum score" in 21:29.4 by keylie.
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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][Fastest Completion]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][Fastest Completion]Genesis Alien Storm in 13:58.35 by martandelus.
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Alien Storm is a 1990 beat 'em up arcade game by Sega.The aliens are invading Earth, and it's up to the "Alien Busters" to wipe them out and destroy their creator.

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


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]Genesis Contra: Hard Corps (JPN) "secret ending" in 04:57.42 by Soig.
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Contra: Hard Corps (1994) was the first game in the series to be exclusively released on a non-Nintendo console. The game took a lot of elements from previous installments and spiced them up with even more dynamic combat, different playable characters, nonlinear plot and about twice the amount of boss fights.

In this movie the author takes the secret "fifth ending", thereby skipping most of the game. If you want to see runs which play more of the game, then you should see this run (with the quickest "normal" ending) or this run (with the "best" ending).

The Japanese version was chosen because, for some reason, it gives the players a health bar, allowing them to take some damage without dying.


While the time may look longer, it is a 0.25 second improvement over the previous movie. The previous movie used an inaccurate FPS (60) instead of the standard Genesis framerate (59.923).


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Contra: Hard Corps (JPN) "best ending" in 17:36.97 by Soig.
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Contra: Hard Corps is the only game of the Contra series released on the Genesis / Mega Drive console. In this game, you get to choose between four characters, each with different abilities and weapons. The Japanese version was chosen because, for some reason, it gives the players a health bar, allowing them to take some damage without dying.

You can also get several different endings, based on which choices you make at several points. In this movie, the author takes the "best ending", which is the only ending that rewards the player with a "GOOD JOB!" screen at the end. There is also a run which obtains a worse ending but still shows off a number of the game's stages. There is also a run which gets the secret ending.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Contra: Hard Corps (JPN) in 14:07.52 by Soig.
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Contra: Hard Corps is the only game of the Contra series released on the Genesis / Mega Drive console. In this game, you get to choose between four characters, each with different abilities and weapons.

This game has four completely different final stages, each with a different ending, depending on the choices you make earlier. This run takes the second quickest path leading to one of these final stages. There are also runs which get the faster secret ending and the best ending.

The Japanese version was chosen because for some reason it gives the players a health bar, allowing them to take some damage without dying.

Fang is used due to a glitch that allows him to deliver fully charged D weapon shots without taking time to charge them.

This movie by Soig beats adelikat's old movie by 4.38 seconds due to general improvements. To learn more about these improvements, you can read the author's comments.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Fastest Completion]Genesis Crack Down (USA) "1 player" in 09:14.18 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.

This is a 2D Run and Gun game where you need to plant bombs in designated locations then escape. It has a 1 and a 2 player mode. This game features some neat music as well.

This is an improvement over the previous "1 player" TAS of 2:05.09 minutes due to a glitch which allows to cross some very thin walls. This run also obsoletes the "2 player" one.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]Genesis Death Duel (USA) in 08:24.73 by Trask.
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Death Duel is a side-scrolling first person shooter where the player controls a mech versus a set of nine other mechs. There is a bonus stage after each battle where the player must qualify for the next battle. The player has to purchase repairs, weapons and ammunition with the credits that are earned for destroying the enemy body parts and completing the rounds quickly.

In this run, Trask takes out the enemies mostly through well placed missiles and the more expensive homing missiles. At one point a missile is used to punch through a wall to open up a path for more missiles.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]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: Stars][Fastest Completion]Genesis Gunstar Heroes (USA) in 31:00.33 by Samsara.
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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: Vault][Fastest Completion]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: Vault][Fastest Completion]Genesis Midnight Resistance (USA) in 10:48.4 by adelikat.
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- Uses easiest difficulty
- Genre: Shooter
Midnight Resistance (1990) was a rather lackluster attempt at making a Contra-esque game, ported later to Sega Genesis. Still, it manages to preserve some of the genre's core values, and therefore is well suited for a TAS.

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Story: an evil enemy kidnaps the hero's family. The hero is pleased, as this gives him a reason to wear a tight sleeveless shirt and blow up stuff with big guns.


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

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


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]Genesis Sub-Terrania (USA) in 06:40.62 by JXQ.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Shooter
Sub-Terrania is a very different game with a fresh (unforgiving) physics engine. As the pilot of a small ship, you explore areas to collect items and rescue miners, fighting against momentum and gravity.

[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]Genesis Sunset Riders (USA) in 10:00.47 by zggzdydp.
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- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter
An action-packed wild-west shooting game converted from the arcades. It doesn't have all the levels and characters of the original, but makes for an interesting movie nonetheless.

In this run enemies blindly spray bullets at the main characters, naturally missing every shot as bad guys generally do. (Heroes, no matter where or when, can be assumed to have plasma shields.)

This version by zggzdydp is about 27 seconds faster than the previous movie due to various scattered improvements, most notably the 3-2 boss fight.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]Genesis Super Fantasy Zone (JPN) in 05:45.05 by Sonikkustar.
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Some people have interesting fantasies, but Super Fantasy Zone isn't one of them. Here you get to see a flying egg with legs demolish some weird looking bosses in a matter of seconds.

Enjoy this short, fun looking run!

This improves the previous publication by 12.88 seconds due to better optimization.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]Genesis Target Earth (USA) in 23:04.6 by Zurggriff.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Shooter
Target Earth is a space shooting game set in the future with Earth under attack by robots. The player takes control of a robotic mech to fight off enemies and reach the end of the level.

Ultimately, the author proves an army of robots is not only no match for the player, but also that they're not even able to slow him down.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]Genesis The Terminator (USA) in 05:20.88 by Nisto.
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- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter
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: Moons][Fastest Completion]Genesis Universal Soldier (USA) in 10:38.7 by maTO.
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- 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: Vault][Fastest Completion]Genesis Vapor Trail: Hyper Offence Formation (USA) in 20:11.18 by Soig.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Shooter
Vapor Trail: Hyper Offence Formation is an arcade shmup later ported to the Sega Genesis. Although the game is an auto-scroller, there are a decent number of opportunities to show off. The author's comments contain more information about individual stages.

[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]Genesis Zero Tolerance in 19:52.65 by Dimon12321.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Shooter
Zero Tolerance is a first-person shooter developed by Technopop and released on the Sega Genesis in 1994. The game features expansive 3D levels and large background graphics, impressive feats on the Genesis' hardware.

See Dimon12321 complete this shooter in record time while doing relatively little shooting. The character Tony Ramos was picked for the run because he runs faster and takes less damage than the other characters.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]Genesis Zero Wing (Europe) in 40:05.72 by DDRKhat.
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Zero Wing is an horizontal shooter game where the player is in control of a ZIG, an escape pod released after its main ship was attacked and destroyed by the evil cyborg CATS, bent on taking over the world.

[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]GG Tails' Skypatrol (JPN) in 06:53.57 by Alyosha.
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Wendy Witchcart is an old human witch who rides around in a specialized rail cart on an island that she claims as her own, and is the main villain who turns the islanders into crystals. Miles "Tails" Prower, better known as Sonic the Hedgehog's sidekick, is afraid of seeing a world filled with the witch's rails and decides to stop her on his own.

While Sonic collects rings to protect himself, Tails carries a special ring that he can throw like a boomerang or grab things with. Since collected crystals cost time on the score tally screen, the author simply ignores them all.

While this movie appears to be slower by 0.20 seconds than the previous publication, it is in fact faster by around a third of a second. This is because the site now assumes the proper framerate for Game Gear movies, while it assumed a flat 60 FPS back when the previous movie was published.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]INTV Night Stalker in 03:09.62 by TheWinslinator & SuperMonkeypotato.
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Night Stalker is a top-down maze shooter released in 1982 for the Mattel Intellivision. You are trapped in a maze while robots, spiders, and bats relentlessly track you down. The key to survival is to destroy as many of them as possible -- before they get you!

While the robots only spawn in the lower left corner of the map, the player is normally given an incentive to wander throughout the maze when ammo spawns in a far away location. TheWinslinator and SuperMonkeypotato make the game look too easy by manipulating ammo to also only spawn in the lower left corner for the fastest robot massacre in history! The robots aren't shown any mercy once an Invisible Robot is killed, which appears after 80,000 points is reached, and marks all of the game's content being showcased.


[Tier: Moons]MSX Contra (JPN) in 10:21.37 by scrimpeh.
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- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter
Of the many Contra ports, the MSX version perhaps differs most notably in that taking damage is not instantly fatal. There's also significantly less horizontal scrolling due to the limitations of the system.

[Tier: Vault]MSX Galaga (JPN) "Perfect first challenging stage" in 00:55.68 by Quibus.
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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 Atari 7800 version.

[Tier: Vault]MSX Galaxian (JPN) in 00:34.26 by Quibus.
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Galaxian is an arcade space shooter game created by Namco in 1979. It was the first game to feature multi-colored animated sprites, a scrolling background, and graphics to represent the number of lives and the current round.

Quibus tears through the first stage of the MSX port of this classic game in a little over half a minute.


[Tier: Vault]MSX King & Balloon (JPN) "Perfect first bonus stage" in 00:57.99 by Quibus.
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- Genre: Shooter
King & Balloon is an original shooter game by Namco that was created to run on Galaxian arcade machine hardware. The goal of the game is to use the orange cannon to blast away the descending balloons and prevent them from reaching and capturing the king.

Here, Quibus showcases precise blasting on the first two stages and a perfect score on the first bonus stage.


[Tier: Moons]N64 007: The World is Not Enough (USA) in 31:29.53 by Wyster.
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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][Fastest Completion]N64 Doom 64 (USA v1.0) in 23:54.9 by Headshot.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Shooter
After the events of Doom II, it was thought that the demonic threat was finally put to rest. There was a lone survivor however, and in Doom 64 it is reanimating all of its fallen brethren in one final attempt at carrying out the evil plot. The player once again takes control of the Space Marine in an effort to finally rid the universe of this dark threat.

Here, the author Headshot sets the difficulty to the maximum setting and lets all hell break loose, making you wonder if the demonic forces even stood a chance to begin with.


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Note #2: There are also lossless encodes and encodes at additional resolutions available in the discussion thread.


[Tier: Vault]N64 Duke Nukem 64 (USA) in 11:58.87 by Mitjitsu.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Shooter
Duke Nukem 64 (1997) is a classic PC shooter ported to Nintendo 64 — unfortunately, in a heavily censored state, and without much concern for the game's performance.

As such, the movie is played on the easiest level in an attempt to reduce the framerate drop issues arising from big amounts of enemies shooting at Duke. However, the sheer speed the player is blasting through levels will likely confuse you regardless — we recommend reading the author's comments to understand all the tricks he used.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]N64 GoldenEye 007 (USA) in 30:42.48 by Wyster & Scaredsim.
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- Takes damage to save time
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- 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!

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[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]N64 Turok 3: Shadow of Oblivion (USA) in 41:45.55 by nfq.
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- 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]N64 Turok: Dinosaur Hunter (USA v1.2) in 36:37.42 by mmbossman.
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Turok: Dinosaur Hunter is a critically acclaimed first-person action game released on the Nintendo 64 in 1997. It stars a hero of controversial descent, being a pre-Colombian Native American time-travelling warrior, referred to as Turok. As such, he must stop an evil entity known as The Campaigner from conquering the universe with a time-controlling artifact called the Chronoscepter (amazing, really). This also was the reason for stuffing the game full with anachronisms, so you'll see high-tech weapons and teleporters together with magic crossbows and dinosaurs.

Turok has been famous for being the first fog navigation simulator of its time. The omnipresent fog was included to obscure the low rendering distance that was used in order to increase performance on N64's hardware, but it also resulted in a somewhat claustrophobic feeling throughout the game. To further confuse the disoriented player, the majority of wall textures are nondescript and repetitive, making it easy to get lost at times.

Disclaimer: Due to various complaints of motion sickness caused by the strafe-running technique utilized, the viewer is encouraged to keep an airsickness bag handy in case of sudden nausea.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Abadox (USA) in 15:30.03 by NecroVMX.
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Abadox is a futuristic sidescrolling shooter developed by Natsume. A gigantic alien organism known as Parasitis has eaten the planet Abadox and everyone on it, including the planet's princess. With time running out, the galactic military sends their best fighter inside the alien to save her before she is digested.

In this run, NecroVMX provides plenty of entertainment during the autoscrolling sections while taking out the level-end bosses surprisingly quickly.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Air Fortress (USA) in 41:08.37 by Tool23.
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Air Fortress is a combination game: one half side scrolling shooter, and one half platformer. Since the shooter is an auto-scroller, the author elects to kill all enemies and collect all powerups in those stages, which is not that easy. In the platform stages, pure speed is the goal. More details are available in the author's comments.

[Tier: Stars]NES Battle City (JPN) in 13:00.35 by N?K.
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- 2 Players
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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.

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[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Battle Formula: Super Spy Hunter (USA) in 23:38.42 by adelikat & Randil.
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Super Spy Hunter (1992) was originally released in Japan under the name Battle Formula (バトルフォーミュラ). The game has "become" a sequel to Spy Hunter, the arcade classic from 1983, already after its initial release — when the developer purchased the license from Midway.

Since the main character drives a wheeled vehicle, this game shows to be the rare kind of a variable scrolling speed shooter, where you can slow the car down if you can't keep up with the action (which obviously never happens in a TAS). The core gameplay holds true to its spiritual predecessor, but this time it's spiced up with stage bosses and various sorts of powerups.

This movie is a 1 minute 14 second improvement over the previous one thanks to increased precision, lag reduction, and better boss fighting.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES BreakThru in 06:35.65 by MESHUGGAH.
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BreakThru is a short, fast-paced game developed by Data East. It was released to arcades in 1986 and later ported to a few home consoles. You are the driver of a blue dune buggy, and your mission is to recover a stolen fighter plane, which lies behind 5 enemy lines that you must "break thru".

MESHUGGAH improves the previous movie by roughly 1.5 seconds, thanks to better optimisation. He strikes even more fear into the hearts of his enemies than before by tearing across the landscape and shooting everything in his path.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Fastest Completion]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: Moons]NES Cobra Command (JPN) in 10:09.33 by £e Nécroyeur.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
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Cobra Command is an NES port of an arcade game by Data East. As the pilot of the LX-3 SuperCobra military helicopter, you must fly to six different locations and rescue hostages, blasting away any enemies that stand in your way. Upgrades for your guns, missiles, armor, engines, and rescue equipment can also be acquired by landing in certain areas.

In this run, £e Nécroyeur uses many minor movement tricks and precise shooting to complete this game in a little over 10 minutes.


[Tier: Moons]NES Cobra Triangle (USA) in 16:43.73 by Meerkov.
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- Genre: Shooter
Cobra Triangle is a 1989 racing, vehicular combat video game developed by Rare and released by Nintendo for the Nintendo Entertainment System. The player controls a weapon-equipped speedboat through 25 levels. Objectives include winning races, saving swimmers, and defusing bombs. The game also includes power-ups and is displayed from a 3D isometric perspective with automatic scrolling that follows the player's movement.

This run is 18 seconds faster than the predecessor movie.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]NES Contra (JPN) in 08:51.73 by zyr2288.
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- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter
Contra is a classic action game. Equipped with heavy artillery, you must save the world by defeating the organization Red Falcon. To do this, you must make it past over 10 areas full of flying bullets and explosives and defeat many baddies.

Like in this run's predecessor, zyr2288 uses both Bill and Lance simultaneously to fire through each level. In addition, he makes use of some better routes, boss fighting strategies, and lag manipulation.


Note: This game was released under different names, such as 魂斗羅 (kontora) in Japan, and Probotector in Europe. GryZor is also used in Europe on some other systems.


[Tier: Moons]NES Contra (JPN) "pacifist" in 09:01.84 by Soig.
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- Pacifist version
- 2 Players
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter
Contra completed fast, with an additional goal: do not kill enemies directly unless absolutely necessary to complete the game.

The hero shows the ultimate display of pacifism by sacrificing his own life in order to not destroy the Level 5 tanks.

This movie improves upon the previous movie by 27.24 seconds, mainly thanks to using 2 players.


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[Tier: Moons]NES Contra Force (USA) in 12:23.62 by GlitchMan.
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- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter
This game, ostensibly a spin-off of the Contra series, began life as a completely unrelated game, yet still manages to invoke the spirit of the other games in being an insanely difficult, one-hit-kills-you shooter.

Contra Force offers a selection of one of four characters, a jumping glitch involving the pause screen, and lots and lots of lag - and yet the game is still completed remarkably quickly.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Cross Fire (JPN) in 05:52.45 by MESHUGGAH & RobynS.
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Cross Fire is a 2D Platformer game, developed and published by Kyugo Boueki, which was released in Japan in 1990. It has gameplay somewhat reminiscent of the Contra series, as you control Eric the soldier on his quest to fight evil all over the world.

The player begins armed with grenades and their trusty fists, but soon receives a sub-machine gun to help mow down their enemies. In this run however, MESHUGGAH and RobynS ignore its intended purpose and instead uses the machine gun to hover, pass through walls, and even skip boss fights entirely. Assisted by the world's most determined helicopter pilot, the game is completed in just under 6 minutes.

This run is 3 frames faster than the predecessor movie by MESHUGGAH.


[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 DAIVA Story 6: Nirsartia no Gyokuza (JPN) "best ending" in 36:53.04 by genzie.
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DAIVA Story 6: Nirsartia no Gyokuza (DAIVA ストーリー6 ナーサティアの玉座) is the sixth game in the DAIVA saga. Like the other games in this franchise, it tells the same overarching story, however this time the story is explored through the view of the protagonist named Mahtari Shuban. Mahtari's task is to take resources from 15 different hostile planets and also defeat the enemies who inhabit them.

Unlike the other games of the saga, released on various Japanese home computers, this game was released on the Famicom. It also plays more like a shoot-em-up rather than a strategy game like the other games of the saga, except you don't float at all, since the main character is affected by the gravity of the planets he visits.

Newcomer genzie achieves the best ending in record time.


[Tier: Vault]NES Disney's TaleSpin (USA) in 17:18.02 by Thorning.
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Talespin is a shoot 'em up game featuring Baloo the bear from Disney's 'The Jungle Book' in a high flying, dare devil race to save his company from takeover by the evil who-body.

[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: Vault]NES Duck Hunt (JPN/USA) in 01:46.82 by Randil.
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- Genre: Shooter
Duck Hunt is the classic NES zapper game.

No live ducks are seen in this movie.


[Tier: Vault]NES Fantasy Zone (JPN) in 04:07.07 by Hisatoki.
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Fantasy Zone is a short, colorful arcade port which somewhat uniquely is a shooter that does not autoscroll! Since there are no levels to scroll through, the boss battles start when eight of the enemy bases have been destroyed.

In this run, Hisatoki manipulates luck and buys and uses better weapons in order to finish this game as fast as possible.


[Tier: Vault]NES Fester's Quest (USA) in 19:38.81 by ars4326.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Genre: Shooter
Fester's Quest, developed by Sunsoft, is based on the 1960s television series The Addams Family. While out one night enjoying a quiet evening of "moonbathing", Fester witnesses an alien invasion occur against the city. Armed with his blunderbuss, Fester vows to stop this invasion by finding and defeating the 5 alien bosses (hidden in office buildings) before tracking down the UFO.

In ars4326's run, Uncle Fester briskly paces through the game's overworld and sewers, picking up a few sub-weapons from fellow Addams Family members along the way. Doing so allows quick destruction of the alien bosses guarding the clues to the UFO's whereabouts (as well as the final boss).

A time-saving glitch allowing instant wins on all of the game's bosses was forewent also, due to the author's preference not to use it.


[Tier: Moons]NES Formation Z (JPN PRG1) in 01:51.9 by klmz.
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- Uses death to save time
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Formation Z is a side-scrolling shoot 'em up video game initially released in arcades in 1984 by Jaleco. The arcade release was distributed by Williams and known as Aeroboto outside Japan. It was later ported to the MSX and to the Famicom. Taking place in the year 2701, the player controls a robot which can transform into an aero fighter on a mission to stop an alien super weapon from reaching the Earth. The robot may move forwards, backwards and jump, and the aero fighter may travel anywhere on screen but has limited fuel in which to do so. A combination of the two must be used to avoid obstacles, as well as to destroy any on-screen enemies for extra points.

klmz did precise shots in order to stop the alien in record time.


[Tier: Vault]NES Front Line (JPN) in 02:38.97 by was0x.
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Front Line is a military combat-themed game ported from the arcade. The objective is to fight off infantry units and tanks until you reach the enemies compound. was0x completes the first iteration of this game in 2:39.23, though the game repeats this stage forever upon completion.

[Tier: Vault]NES Golgo 13: Top Secret Episode (USA) in 44:40.04 by dave_dfwm.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Shooter
Golgo 13: Top Secret Episode is a game based on a popular Japanese manga. You control Golgo 13, an assassin who is ordered to take out the leader of the DREK Empire. The game features four different gameplay modes: action, flying, 360 degree shooting and 3D maze.

The author, dave_dfwm, speeds through this little-known game in less than 45 minutes.


[Tier: Vault]NES Gotcha! The Sport! (USA) in 03:25.33 by adelikat.
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- Genre: Shooter
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: Stars][Notable improvement][Console-verified][Fastest Completion]NES Gradius (JPN) in 10:52.35 by adelikat.
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Uses death to save time
- Uses warps
- Genre: Shooter
In this run, adelikat picks up maximum speed upgrades and has fun with perfect reflexes, much like the previous movie. That is certainly something nice to do, because the game scrolls automatically and the player cannot affect the speed. However, the point of this movie is not just to beat this game as fast as possible, but rather to do all kinds of unpredictable and awe-inspiring things rarely seen in any TAS — without losing time. See for yourself.

This is probably one of the best illustrations on how to create art out of a simplistic and otherwise uninteresting game to watch.

What is also different about this movie is an extra warp which significantly shortens the game, and the use of a new tool (input macro) as described in the submission text. Bots are occasionally used to generate pseudorandom input while still avoiding death.

Also be sure to check out this movie being played back on an actual NES.


[Tier: Moons]NES Guerrilla War (USA) in 13:02.35 by x2poet.
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Shooter
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: Vault]NES Gumshoe (USA) in 14:43.98 by Highness.
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- Aims for maximum score
- Maximum kills
- Genre: Shooter
Gumshoe is a game developed by Yoshio Sakamoto of Nintendo (known for his work on the Metroid games). Using the NES Zapper accessory, shoot the enemies and obstacles in the hero's path or shoot the hero himself to make him jump over them on his way to save his daughter from the Mafia.

Since the game is an autoscroller, highness aims for maximum kills and score instead of time.


[Tier: Vault]NES Ikari Warriors (USA) in 25:46.32 by ktwo.
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Ikari Warriors is a vertically scrolling action game where one or two players fight their way through a variety of terrain, such as jungles, rivers, and ruins. Along the way different weapons can be found, including machine guns, grenades, and rocket launchers.

[Tier: Vault]NES Iron Tank: The Invasion of Normandy (USA) in 11:47.47 by £e Nécroyeur.
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Iron Tank: The Invasion of Normandy (1988) is a top-down action shooting game by SNK, based on their earlier arcade game TNK III. You take control of a commando named Paul (codenamed SNAKE) as he mans the titular tank to infiltrate the German stronghold.

In this run, £e Nécroyeur uses tool-assisted precision as well as some tricks, glitches, and luck manipulation to blast his way to victory in a little under 12 minutes.


[Tier: Moons]NES Jackal (JPN/USA) in 07:25.98 by klmz.
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- Genre: Shooter
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][Fastest Completion][Has commentary]NES James Bond Jr. (USA) in 18:29.84 by feos.
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- Uses a level password
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James Bond Jr. is a 1991 video game developed by Eurocom. The world’s greatest scientists have mysteriously disappeared! Intelligence reports indicate that James Bond Junior's old enemy, SCUM Lord, has imprisoned them on his island fortress in the Caribbean. Without hesitation, Junior heads out on four dangerous missions to save the scientists and thwart SCUM Lord’s plans!

Here, our brave hero ignores normal elevators, uses all available items and manages their amounts very precisely, and generally abuses his lifebar.

We also have a run of the SNES version.


This movie features the new .FM3 format, intended to be watched in TASEditor, where detailed comments on the run are visible. You can play around with branches included in the movie as well. See the author's explanation on how to use this feature.


[Tier: Moons]NES Metal Storm (USA) in 11:20.1 by TheAxeMan & Alyosha.
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- Second quest/Post game-completion
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- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter
"Metal Storm" is the tale of an ultra-powerful, smoothly animated, and gravity flipping mechadroid that can take one hit before exploding into confetti. Pah.

This run is an improvement of one and a half minutes over the previous publication, primarily thanks to a new glitch in the way the game handles two events at once to skip large portions of a few stages, along with general optimization and lag reduction.


[Tier: Vault]NES Platoon (USA PRG1) in 07:37.13 by RobynS.
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The film Platoon featured a squad of five soldiers on their mission for the US Army in Vietnam. In this action game based around the film, you take control of these five guys in turn, with the chance to switch between them as they each take one of the 3 hits that would kill them.

In this run, the author easily navigates the game's maze-like maps in under 8 minutes, obsoleting the previous run by 49.23 seconds thanks to a faster route and better movement techniques.


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

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


[Tier: Vault]NES RoboCop (USA) in 09:49.68 by Dimon12321.
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RoboCop is a game based on the movie of the same name made by Data East in 1989. In it, RoboCop goes through six different areas of Detroit. He can shoot, duck, but not jump in this game. He moves slowly as well.

Dimon12321 runs, or rather, walks through the game in less than 10 minutes.


[Tier: Vault]NES Silver Surfer (USA) in 29:45.41 by Skaad & HardCoreMangeur.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Shooter
Silver Surfer is a shoot 'em up released in 1990. You take control of the Silver Surfer across various levels that alternate between a side-scrolling and an overhead perspective.

The game is infamous for its legendary difficulty. The Silver Surfer has an enormous hitbox and can only take one hit, and there are many enemies cluttering each of the levels. To make matters worse, touching any wall, no matter how softly, results in instant death.

Despite this, Skaad and HardCoreMangeur ride through the game without harming a single enemy (except for the bosses, which are destroyed to be able to progress). Listen for the great music by the Follin brothers!


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Has commentary]NES Solar Jetman: Hunt for the Golden Warpship (USA) in 16:16.64 by FatRatKnight.
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- Uses warps
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Solar Jetman is a space adventure game where the main excitement comes from the physics of the game. In the game, you explore planets with a small module you fly around, towing fuel tanks and other artifacts back to the mother ship, often from planets with a ridiculous level of gravity and narrow hazardous caverns. Anyone who has played this game surely knows how difficult it can be, while being entertaining for hours after hours.

No passwords were used in this movie, although a few warps were used to skip stages.

This movie features many changes compared to the previous author's movie, leading to an improvement of about 7 minutes. There's a new warp in the very beginning. A different module is purchased, which lets the player tow wormholes closer to the fuel items you have to collect and allows for some new physics abuse. Some different items are used, such as anti-gravity items. For more details, see the submission comments.


There is some commentary by the author in the emulator movie file and in the primary (HQ) encode.

[Tier: Moons]NES Spy Hunter (USA) in 05:56.86 by link_7777.
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- Aims for maximum score
- Genre: Shooter
Spy Hunter is a vertical scrolling driving game with the player in the role of a spy driving an armed sportscar. The object of the game is to travel the freeway destroying as many enemy vehicles as possible while protecting civilian vehicles. The game uses a top-down perspective.

The game begins with the player driving the fictitious G-6155 Interceptor. Various enemy vehicles try to destroy the player's car or to force it off the road, including a helicopter that drops bombs from overhead. A counter increments the score while the car is moving and on the road. Additional points are earned destroying enemy vehicles using weapons or by forcing them off the road.

Following periodic forks in the road, players can enter new regions with different terrain or weather conditions. Players can also augment the car's standard machine guns with other weapons by entering the weapons van, which appears in each new territory and can be periodically summoned by pressing the blinking "Weapons Van" button. Three special weapons are available: oil slicks, smoke screens, and surface-to-air missiles. Each has limited ammo and are lost if the player's car is destroyed. The game's dashboard shows which weapons are available, when lit.

link_7777 rushes through the ten available areas in record time.


[Tier: Moons]NES Super C (USA) "1 player" in 11:50.4 by xipo, feos & Koh1fds.
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- Uses death to save time
- Final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter
The guy with an infinite supply of ammo and insatiable bloodlust is back! Known as Probotector II: Return of the Evil Forces in Europe, this game is, implicitly, Contra 2. Without the 2.

This movie is 27.06 seconds faster than the previous run due to a new trick that allows the final boss to be completely skipped in a blaze of glitchy glory. For more information, please read the submission comments.

We also have a run that uses two players, but forgoes the final level glitch.


[Tier: Moons]NES Super C (USA) "pacifist" in 13:21.4 by Heidman.
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- Pacifist version
- Uses death to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Shooter
Super C completed as fast as possible, with an additional goal: do not kill enemies directly unless absolutely necessary to complete the game. Our bare-chested hero shows the ultimate display of pacifism by sacrificing his own life multiple times near the end against stationary enemies.

This awe inspiring TAS by Heidman has the hero dancing through densely packed screens of enemies and weapon fire, narrowly avoiding certain death again and again. Watch riveted in your seat, as you wonder how will he escape each new situation he gets into.


[Tier: Stars][Fastest Completion]NES Super C (USA) "2 players" in 11:25.49 by Soig.
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- Uses death to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter
This game, aka. Probotector II Return of the Evil Forces, is, implicitly, Contra 2. The guys who have an infinite supply of ammo and who destroy worlds bare-chested are back!

In this run, Soig improves the predecessor movie by Baxter and adelikat in 53.31 seconds thanks to a bunch of new glitched found over the years, namely the glitch with the boss in Area 1, elevator glitch in Area 4, and the ceiling glitch in Area 8.

There is also a one-player run of this game, as well as a pacifist version.


[Tier: Moons]NES Super Contra 7 in 04:33.12 by Marx.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter
Super Contra 7 is a pirate game based off the Contra series, developed by E.S.C. Co (alias of Waixing) in 1996 for the Famicom. It is likely a hack of either Contra or Super C, given that the engine appears to be a modified version of the Contra engine.

The game features a pretty psychedelic soundtrack and several glitches that aren't present in other Contras, and Marx makes sure to use them well. This time he uses 2 players and improves the previous movie by 6.75 seconds.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES The 3-D Battles of WorldRunner (USA) in 18:00.64 by DrD2k9 & EZGames69.
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- Genre: Shooter
The 3-D Battles of WorldRunner is a 1987 third-person rail shooter platform video game developed and published by Square for the FDS and published by Acclaim for the NES. WorldRunner features many elements that are typical of a forward-scrolling rail shooter game, where the player focuses on destroying or dodging onscreen enemies against a scrolling background. 3-D WorldRunner incorporates a distinct third-person view, where the camera angle is positioned behind the main character.

[Tier: Moons]NES The Adventures of Bayou Billy (USA) in 16:07.77 by xipo.
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- Genre: Fighting
- Genre: Racing
- Genre: Shooter
The Adventures of Bayou Billy (1989) contains a trinity of genres: beat 'em up (like Streets of Rage), sniping (like part of Golgo 13), and car racing (like Rad Racer). In the game, "Bayou" Billy West fights his way through Louisiana en route to New Orleans in order to save his kidnapped girlfriend, the luscious Annabelle Lane.

The American version of this game is a lot more difficult than the Japanese one (Mad City), although this video makes it seem easy.


[Tier: Moons]NES The Guardian Legend (USA) in 42:38.15 by Zakky the Goatragon.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Shooter
The Guardian Legend, known in Japan as Guardic Gaiden (ガーディック外伝), is a 1988 action-adventure/shoot 'em up video game developed by Compile for the NES, notable for its fantastic graphics and sound.

Here Zakky uses a variety of skips and glitches to beat this lengthy game in record time.


[Tier: Vault]NES Top Gun (USA) in 26:33.46 by TrenchAce.
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Top Gun is a game based on the movie of the same name. The NES version was developed by Konami in 1987, and they decided to make it a flight simulator from the view of the main character Maverick's airplane cockpit. There are four missions, and each has two parts: a flying mission where enemy planes, an enemy base, and finally a space shuttle must be shot down and a landing mission where the plane must be precisely landed on an aircraft carrier.

While it is very difficult in real-time play to land the plane successfully because of the precise speed and angle necessary, TrenchAce makes it look easy in this run. Have a watch if you've never made it to Level 2.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]NES Vice: Project Doom (USA) in 12:06.34 by TaoTao.
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- Genre: Shooter
Vice: Project Doom, known in Japan as Gun-Dec (ガンデック) stars Detective Quinn Hart of the VICE squad as he attempts to track down his missing partner and leads on a new type of drug. It is a fast-paced game that blends standard platforming with racing sequences and some rail shooter scenes.

This run is about 24 seconds faster than the previous run, thanks to better optimisation and lag management.


[Tier: Moons]NES Xexyz (USA) in 23:43.62 by £e Nécroyeur.
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Xexyz is a hybrid scrolling platform/scrolling shooter/tube shooter game created by Atlus and published by Hudson Soft for the Nintendo Entertainment System. It was originally released in Japan in 1988 under the title Kame no Ongaeshi: Urashima Densetsu (亀の恩返し〜ウラシマ伝説〜), which is loosely based upon the Japanese legend of Urashima Tarō, and features more cutscenes and endings than the North American localization, though gameplay is the same between the two versions.

£e Nécroyeur uses various tricks and glitches to defeat Goruza in 23 minutes and 43.62 seconds.

WARNING: Due to the game relying heavily on flashing lights that cover the entire screen, viewers prone to epileptic seizures are discouraged from viewing this movie.


[Tier: Vault]NES Yume Penguin Monogatari (JPN) in 09:49.0 by Yunshui & x2poet.
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Yume Penguin Monogatari (夢ペンギン物語) is a hybrid platform/shooter video game developed by Konami in 1991. The player takes the role of a penguin named Penta, who is getting dumped by his girlfriend Penko, because he has become far too obese for her liking. The game follows Penta's quest to win back his ex-girlfriend by losing weight via collecting diet drinks and avoiding enemies. This game was only released in Japan.

[Tier: Moons]NES Zanac (USA) in 03:16.11 by adelikat.
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- Uses warps
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Single level
- Uses a level password
- Genre: Shooter
Zanac is one of those space shooter games in which you are trying to save the earth.

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

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


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]NGP Metal Slug: 2nd Mission in 15:01.71 by mamuuuut.
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Take control of the Metal Slug tank on the NGPC once again, this time to defeat the rebel strike force "Phantom". Travel through 38 stages in a non-linear battle path defeating enemy troops and rescuing hostages. Pilot the Metal Slug tank, Slug Flyer combat jet, and the Slug Sub submarine and fire the heavy machine gun, rocket launcher, and fire gun. Two unique playable characters, a list of rescued hostages, and a time attack mode add depth to this side-scroller.

Metal Slug: 2nd Mission was released in 2000 in both Japan and North America by SNK for the Neo Geo Pocket Color.Gameplay is similar to the rest of the Metal Slug series in gameplay, but with noted improvements in graphics and controls from the original Neo Geo Pocket Color game, Metal Slug: 1st Mission. Clearing all the missions of the game will unlock Tequila, a Rebel soldier who has the ability to use the function of level selecting.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]PCECD Final Zone II (USA) in 08:07.11 by Mothrayas.
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Final Zone II is a top down shooter in which you control various soldiers throughout the game. The objective of the game is to fight an enemy army led by "ZOD", who is a mass murderer and killed some of your commando friends. There are several manga-style cutscenes in the game, all of which have been really cheesily dubbed to English. The game also features the "best" song to ever feature in a video game, that is, Momoco's theme (which you'll hear in Round 4).

Mothrayas defeats Ruman in record time.

If you want to see the game being riffed along with all the cutscenes, we recommend watching the videos by retsupurae:
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[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]PCE Bloody Wolf (USA) in 14:19.74 by DarkKobold.
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- Genre: Platform
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Bloody Wolf is an Arcade port of a Heavy Barrel-esque game. The goal is to rescue the president, and then rescue the man who rescued the president, due to insufficient leg room in the rescue helicopter.

In this run, the author bunny hops through the game, throws grenades at everything, and dies for no apparent reason.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]PCE Ninja Spirit (USA) in 09:40.9 by arukAdo.
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- Genre: Platform
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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 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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Rating: 6.4 (7 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- 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 Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (USA) "The Mercenaries" in 18:54.02 by arukAdo.
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Rating: 6.2 (18.5 votes)
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- Maximum kills
- Best ending
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Second quest/Post game-completion
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Shooter
Join Carlos in a race to clean up the streets of Raccoon City and enjoy the architecture and the new wall colors in a quick run of this well-known minigame from Resident Evil 3.

The objective of the minigame is to reach a specified point in a set time limit which can be extended by defeating enemies. Needless to say, the timer never even comes close to running out here.

This run begins from a save state which has the minigame unlocked, which can be generated by replaying the author's run of the full game. This is not normally allowed by the site, though an exception can be made if prior approval is granted.


[Tier: Moons]PSX Star Trek: Invasion (USA) in 38:25.05 by adelikat.
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Rating: 7.5 (6 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Shooter
Star Trek: Invasion is a a space combat shooter, released by Activision in 2000. Highly notable is the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation voicing the dialogue.

In this run, adelikat gets through the game's 15 required missions as quickly as possible via extremely difficult optimization.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]Saturn Elevator Action -Returns- (JPN) in 14:39.5 by Mitjitsu.
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- 2 Players
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter
Elevator Action -Returns- is Taito's sequel to their 1983 game. At the start of the game, you choose one of three characters, Kart Bradfield, Edie Burrett, and Jad the Taff. Each of them has their strengths and weaknesses, as well as different primary and secondary weapons. As members of a special task force, you must stop an anarchal communist terrorist organisation from setting off nuclear bombs, as well as thwarting their most diabolical scheme of all.

[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]Saturn Silhouette Mirage (JPN) in 27:07.88 by Nye.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Shooter
Silhouette Mirage (シルエットミラージュ) takes place in a world where due to an accident it is now inhabited by two genetically mutated classes, the Silhouette and the Mirage. Our hero Shyna Nera Shyna who was created to be the messenger of justice seeks to find Edo, a computer system responsible for the accident, and restore the world back to order.

Nye dashes through the game in record time.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]SG1000 Borderline (JPN) in 01:06.99 by adelikat.
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- Genre: Shooter
Borderline is an overhead shooter that puts the player in control of a Jeep in a war zone. The Jeep is equipped with a gun that has unlimited ammunition. Each round consists of four stages; after the player has completed all of them, the game proceeds to the next round, with increased difficulty