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Total movies: 170


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES 10-Yard Fight (JPN PRG0) in 09:21.13 by DrD2k9.
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Rating: 3.8 (7.5 votes)
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- Genre: Sport
10-Yard Fight (10ヤードファイト) is a 1983 American football arcade game that was developed and published in Japan by Irem and published in the United States by Taito and in Europe by Electrocoin.

While the USA release plays just like real American football, the Japanese version, used in this run, has a completely different goal. This version is high score based; more like the arcade release. Score increases with progress down the field, touchdowns, kicked PATs, and remaining time on the clock when the touchdown is scored. Another major difference is no option to select difficulty at the beginning: the game moves through the 4 difficulties as its normal progression to the hardest level (Super Bowl).


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Abadox (USA) in 15:30.03 by NecroVMX.
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Rating: 5.9 (9 votes)
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- Genre: Shooter
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 Action 52: The Cheetahmen (USA) in 03:56.06 by Swordless Link.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2010-08-02)
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Rating: 5.5 (46 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform
Even the worst video games ever made can make for a good TAS.

This movie speedily plays through "The Cheetahmen", game #52 of a compilation of horrid games called Action 52. While the game is pretty horrible in general, it has a rather catchy BGM.

There is also a published run of the unreleased sequel, Cheetahmen II.


Important: The version labeled (Rev A) has to be used in order to get the movie to sync. However, before playing back the movie, make sure that you select "Ooze".

[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Heroes of the Lance (USA) in 05:35.9 by Arc & ktwo.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2020-08-01)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
Heroes of the Lance is based on the first Dragonlance campaign and novel. The party journeys through the ruined city of Xak Tsaroth, face the ancient dragon Khisanth and retrieve the Disks of Mishakal. The interface is setup as a side scroller and only one member of the party is controlled at once.

Arc and ktwo improve the previous movie by 16.33 seconds, thanks to a newly found trick, where jumping into an exit can save up to 35 frames per screen.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Adventures of Lolo (USA) in 22:24.42 by Baxter, Zugzwang & Alyosha.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2020-03-25)
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Rating: 6.5 (5 votes)
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- Genre: Puzzle
Adventures of Lolo (1989) was the first game of the Eggerland series that received a Western release. Interestingly, the series was developed by HAL Laboratory, who also created the Kirby series, and Eggerland protagonists Lolo and Lala make cameo appearances in Kirby games as Lololo and Lalala.

The goal of the game is to collect all of the hearts in every stage and then get the ball from the chest to open the door to the next room. Though it may seem simplistic, it remains a truly well-made puzzle. Finding optimal solutions to most of the rooms has proven to be a very nontrivial task, and every once in a while a new improvement is found.

This run improves the previous record by 0.26 seconds.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Adventures of Lolo 2 (USA) in 23:15.47 by hanzou, Zugzwang, Nitrodon, Bag of Magic Food, AnS & Alyosha.
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Rating: 6.2 (4 votes)
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- Genre: Puzzle
Adventures of Lolo 2 is the second game in the popular Lolo-series.

This run aims to beat every room as fast as possible, often by strategies the game developers had not intended, including glitch abuse.

This is an improvement of 16.05 seconds over the previous movie, thanks to better optimisation.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Adventures of Lolo 3 (USA) in 1:07:08.7 by Nitrodon & Alyosha.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2020-04-30)
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Rating: 5.1 (3 votes)
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- Genre: Puzzle
Adventures of Lolo 3 is the final installment of the block pushing puzzle series for the NES. There are 100 levels this time and several bosses.

This is an improvement to the published run of a little more then 14 steps (or about 4 seconds).


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Air Fortress (USA) in 41:08.37 by Tool23.
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Submission #1040 — Author's comments
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Rating: 5.7 (8 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter
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: Moons][Fastest Completion]NES Aladdin (Hummer Team) (Asia) in 12:50.28 by Kasha.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2018-03-22)
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Rating: 7.4 (6 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform
Aladdin (阿拉丁 in Chinese) is a port of the SNES version of the game of the same name, made by Hummer Team in 1995. The game is one of the more well known pirate ports, because it is very faithful to the original game and because it is a bootleg of very high quality, unlike other bootleg ports from more powerful platforms.

[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Alfred Chicken (USA) in 11:32.04 by link_7777.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2017-07-06)
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Rating: 7.1 (4 votes)
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- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Puzzle
Alfred Chicken is a platforming game created by Twilight Games and released on various consoles, including the NES, in 1993. You play as the titular character Alfred, who must find his way through various levels in order to rescue those kidnapped by meka-chickens.

link_7777 makes his way through the game and rescues everyone in record time.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Alien 3 (USA) in 20:24.52 by Randil.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2014-11-13)
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Rating: 6.5 (10 votes)
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Genre: Platform
Alien 3 on the NES is similar to Probe Software's adaptations of the film on other systems. While using the same overall game concept as the Sega and Commodore versions, the NES title has unique levels.

The player controls Ripley through a number of platform levels. She must not only defend herself against hordes of aliens and find the exit, but also save a number of prisoners, all within a tight time limit of only minutes per level.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]NES Alter Ego in 06:35.62 by aiqiyou.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2020-03-13)
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Rating: 6.5 (3 votes)
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- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform
Alter Ego is an NES homebrew port of a ZX Spectrum puzzle game of the same name. You control a character who can switch places with his shadow a limited number of times in each stage. The goal is to collect all the items without touching any enemies. To further complicate matters, the blue-outlined items can only be collected by the shadow, whereas the pink-outlined items can only be collected by the main player.

This hardly stops aiqiyou, though, who barely avoids death in a number of puzzles and finishes in record time, while also improving the previous movie by 5.44 seconds.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Angry Birds (Asia) in 20:32.45 by ThunderAxe31.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2020-05-01)
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Rating: 4.8 (5 votes)
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- Unofficial game
- Genre: Puzzle
Angry Birds is a series of games in which players use a slingshot to launch birds at pigs. This NES version, as opposed to the version developed by Nice Code, is a bootleg made by an unknown developer. This one is notable for having all of the music and background noise and most of the sound effects stored as DPCM samples.

ThunderAxe31 plays through all of the levels in record time.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Angry Birds (Nice Code) (Asia) in 07:51.21 by ThunderAxe31.
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Rating: 3.8 (4 votes)
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- Aims for maximum score
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Puzzle
Angry Birds is a series of games in which players use a slingshot to launch birds at pigs. This NES version is a bootleg made by the Chinese company Nice Code, and was included on some portable Famicom clones. It is not related to the other NES port made by an unknown developer.

In this run, ThunderAxe31 eliminates the pigs as quickly as possible while also maximizing the score.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Archon: The Light and the Dark (USA) in 01:10.0 by MESHUGGAH.
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Rating: 4.9 (11 votes)
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- Genre: Strategy
Archon: The Light and the Dark is Battle Chess to the extreme. Instead of just capturing the opponent's piece like a wimp, upon confrontation, the two pieces are placed in a "combat arena" in which they must fight to the death. The game is won when either all of the opponent's pieces are defeated or all five Magic Squares are held at once.

Like in the previous movie, author MESHUGGAH uses the latter to complete the game, this time 5.39 seconds faster thanks to better luck manipulation and strategy.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Arkanoid (USA) "warps, demo glitch" in 04:26.72 by Baxter.
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Rating: 6.7 (56.5 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Uses death to save time
- Uses warps
- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
This run exploits a programming error that allows the author to start playing from level 23. If you notice that there's nothing meaningful going on in the first minute of the movie, this is normal: the actual gameplay takes place only after triggering the "game over" screen.

See the author's comments for more information on this glitch.

This improves the author's previous movie by about 5 seconds.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Astro Robo Sasa (JPN) in 04:49.82 by TaoTao.
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Rating: 5.4 (4 votes)
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- 2 Players
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
Astro Robo Sasa is a fast-paced game that was only released in Japan. You are a robot boy named Sasa, who can only move around with the recoil from his plasma gun. You must collect or destroy all energy packs in order to clear each stage, though many must be collected as you have limited energy.
In this run, TaoTao controls two players: Sasa and his girlfriend Nana. By splitting up the work and using some wall zipping, he beats the game in a little under 5 minutes.

[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Astérix (Europe) in 05:43.05 by Aglar & Randil.
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Rating: 6.1 (17.5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
The story of Asterix takes place in the year 50 BCE. All of Gaul has been occupied by the Romans except for a little village. Asterix and his Gallic companions live in that village, fighting the Romans. In this game, Julius Caesar has snatched Obelix, Asterix's best friend, and is about to feed him to lions! But before anyone can even blink, Asterix comes, kicks Julius' ass, and comes to the rescue of his friend!

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

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


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Atlantis no Nazo (JPN) in 02:20.12 by exposure.
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Rating: 5.9 (10 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Uses warps
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
Atlantis no Nazo (アトランチスの謎) is a game where an explorer is trying to save his friend and must find his way through a maze of rooms; in this case, levels.

This is an improvement of 2.99 seconds over the previous run through further optimizations by exposure.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES A Week of Garfield (JPN) in 08:02.81 by goofydylan8.
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Rating: 4.7 (23.5 votes)
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- Genre: Platform
A Week of Garfield is a 1989 Famicom exclusive based on the comic strip character Garfield. In the game you play through levels which take place on each day of the week on your search to find Odie.

This game is surprisingly hard. Playing the game without dying (which results in a game over since you only have one life), let alone not losing any health, is extremely challenging. At times the screen is nearly filled with enemies and requires frame specific movement to avoid taking damage.

But don't worry, goofydylan8 manages to make this game look like a piece of cake and beat the console world record by 4 minutes.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Back to the Future Part II & III (USA) in 1:14:24.25 by GlitchMan.
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Rating: 5.7 (13 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Puzzle
Back to the Future Part II & III is a side-scrolling platform/puzzle game produced by Beam Software and distributed by LJN, based on the second and third movies of the Back to the Future trilogy.

This run by GlitchMan completes this long game in the fastest time possible.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]NES Balloon Fight (USA) in 02:39.62 by Weegeechan.
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Rating: 5.9 (12.5 votes)
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- 2 Players
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Balloon Fight is a classic NES game first released in 1984 and programmed by the late Satoru Iwata. It was first released in arcades and was later ported to the NES. The NES version came with a new mode called Balloon Trip and had some drastic level changes.

Weegeechan controls the two characters to pop the balloons of the enemies in less than 2 minutes and 40 seconds.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Barbie (USA) in 12:05.34 by link_7777.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2015-10-14)
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Rating: 4.8 (9.5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
After having read a book about mermaids Barbie falls asleep thinking about the busy day to come: Going to the mall to pick up a new outfit, Lunch at the soda shop, swimming at the beach, and meeting Ken at the party. In this game you lead Barbie through her busy day, collecting pieces of her enchanted ball gown ensemble along the way, in an attempt to make her dreams come true. Collect them all and she is off to the Fantasy Ball with Ken!

[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Baseball (USA) in 08:11.06 by tormented.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2020-08-04)
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Rating: 5.4 (7 votes)
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Sport
Baseball is a simplistic recreation of America's pastime designed by Shigeru Miyamoto. One of the earliest NES games, it was instrumental to the success of the system in the North American market.

In this run, the Los Angeles Dodgers defeat the Oakland Athletics 1-0 in just over eight minutes. All batters are retired with just one pitch each, save for the Dodgers scoring one run in the bottom of the second.


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified][Fastest Completion]NES Batman (USA) in 09:21.93 by Aglar.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2008-02-04)
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Rating: 7.5 (43.5 votes)
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- Forgoes time-saving damage
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
The hero of Gotham City goes against the villain of Gotham City. His fists are more powerful than any weapon in the world, but he rarely kills anyone. It's not like his enemies can hurt him anyway. After all, he's the hero, and heroes are supposed to be invincible.

Here Aglar has managed to improved the previous movie by 2.5 seconds.

Enjoy the movie, and the excellent soundtrack and the graphics of this game.


See this movie played back on a real console.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]NES Battle City: Zeng Ge Hack (JPN) in 09:53.19 by Soig.
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Rating: 7.1 (5 votes)
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- 2 Players
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Shooter
Battle City: Zeng Ge Hack is a Battle City hack made by Zeng Ge (also known as zyr2288). It features complete overhaul of the game and lots of challenging, novel mechanics that weren't present in the original.

Soig uses TAS tools to beat this game as fast as possible. Even though he makes it look easy, it still remains clear how hard this game is for a regular human.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Battle Formula: Super Spy Hunter (USA) in 23:38.42 by adelikat & Randil.
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- Genre: Shooter
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 Battle Kid: Fortress of Peril (USA v1.0) "pause glitch" in 17:05.28 by Fortranm.
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- Final boss skip glitch
- Uses easiest difficulty
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform
Battle Kid: Fortress of Peril may look old, but it's actually released in 2010. It's still possible to buy a new NES cartridge of this game online.

Mainly inspired by the PC game I Wanna Be the Guy, this game is classic platforming action, where anything can kill the player in one single hit. Actually... not anymore!


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]NES Battletoads (USA) "game end glitch" in 00:55.66 by MESHUGGAH, feos & Koh1fds.
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- Uses death to save time
- Uses warps
- Major skip glitch
- Final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Fighting
- Genre: Platform
Battletoads (1991) is a futuristic beat 'em up game known for its extreme difficulty spread over 16 difficult levels. The mechanics in the game also change drastically from level to level, making the game one of the hardest and most varied for the NES.

In this game, the second most diabolical evil genius in the universe, The Dark Queen, has kidnapped Princess Angelica and Pimple - a battletoad. Rash and Zitz must save them by traveling through the most insane multilevel set of plans ever designed. This includes falling down huge shafts, racing through obstacle courses at breakneck speeds, riding on snakes through a massive maze of spikes, passing through a killer ventilation system, navigating through a missile defense system, climbing a never ending revolving tower, and much much more. Along the way, the Battletoads must also face off against an evil army of robots, genetically engineered rodents, and The Dark Queen herself.

In order to make the game a bit easier, its creators embedded some secret warp zones to skip a few early levels in their entirety. But that simply wasn't good enough for MESHUGGAH, feos & Koh1fds; they decided to travel directly to level 3, where they invent their own warp and skip right to the grand finale. They took a glitch found in this TAS and exploited it even further, to the point where the Dark Queen just gives up and returns Angelica and Pimple, going off to hatch an even more evil plan for next time. The glitch is done by breaking the game execution and sending it right to the game ending.

This run conquers the predecessor movie by 0.84 seconds by using a more accurate core and a newly discovered void jump trick.


[Tier: Stars][Fastest Completion]NES Battletoads & Double Dragon: The Ultimate Team (USA) "2 players" in 17:41.14 by feos.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
Battletoads & Double Dragon: The Ultimate Team is an action packed beat 'em up crossover that features essentially the same physics as Battletoads. Together, these heroes must defeat the Shadow Boss, the Dark Queen, and an assortment of other baddies.

Unlike the run of the SNES version, the author, feos, uses both a Toad and a Dragon. In addition, he constantly exploits glitches removed in the SNES version. The result is roughly 18 minutes of ridiculous antics! For more information on the glitches used in this run, please see the author's notes.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Beauty and the Beast (Europe) in 16:34.98 by DrD2k9.
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- Genre: Platform
Beauty and the Beast is a typical side-scrolling platform game based on the Disney movie of the same name. The player takes on the role of Beast. As Beast the player can walk around, jump and hit enemies with his fists. Beast can also climb against walls.

The levels feature various power-ups that can be collected (such as hearts which earn the player extra life and a magnifying glass which shows the player an upcoming piece of the level) which can be and on the way the player must watch out for pit traps and various enemies.

In this run, DrD2k9 runs, climbs, and jumps his way throughout the castle in order to win the heart of Belle.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]NES Beetlejuice (USA) in 07:13.79 by ktwo.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Based on the 1988 Michael Keaton movie, Beetlejuice follows the rough storyline of the movie. A ghoul named Beetlejuice is hired by a recently deceased couple to scare away the new occupants of their old home. The game is a side scrolling action game where the lead character can run, jump, and stomp his way through the house while collecting "scare points" to help in his ultimate goal. The house is equipped with all manner of traps including incinerating lasers, and even the torches hurt.

ktwo improved the predecessor movie by 7.47 seconds.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Bible Adventures (USA, v1.3) in 18:15.03 by DrD2k9.
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- Genre: Platform
Bible Adventures is a collection of three platformer games in one. Each game is (very loosely) based on a story from the Bible. Gameplay itself has very little biblical connection.
  • Noah's Ark - Noah collects animals and food in preparation for the flood.
  • Baby Moses - Moses' mother must carry baby Moses past Egyptian guards, spiders, and birds to reach a safe place to put him in the Nile.
  • David & Goliath - David must first gather sheep that have wandered off, then he can go to battle against Goliath.

[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Bible Buffet (USA) in 03:33.28 by Invariel & Spikestuff.
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- Genre: Board
Bible Buffet: a turn-based board game with action stages and bible quizzes. In it, you spin a spinner and move the number of spaces it says.

When you land on your spot, if it is just a regular spot, you play an action game for points, weapons, hearts, etc. If it has a red circle, you spin again. If the space you land on has a red circle connected to another red circle by dashes, you move forward or backwards to the second circle. If the space has a red circle with a question mark in it, you take a pop quiz of three trivia questions then get to select either a key, a heart or move ahead one, two, three or four spaces.

When you spin, if you get the book instead of a number, you get a pop quiz of three questions. If you get the happy face, something good happens like move ahead ten spaces, get a key, get a heart, etc. If you get the sad face, something bad happens like lose your turn, move back 1 space and lose your turn, and so on.

Invariel and Spikestuff reach the end of the board in record time.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]NES Bio Force Ape (JPN) in 04:30.02 by RT-55J.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Bio Force Ape was a game developed by SETA set to be released in 1991 for the Nintendo Entertainment System. After SETA folded, a prototype cart was picked up by Lost Levels, who then released it to the public. In this prototype, you take control of a genetically altered super chimpanzee with pro wrestling-style moves and guide him through a hi-tech maze to rescue his adopted family. Why wasn't this released again?

In this run, the author, RT-55J, tries to complete the game in the fastest in-game time. To do this, he uses many exploits that might have been removed if this game was actually released. For more details, as always, please see the author's notes.


[Tier: Stars][Fastest Completion]NES Bionic Commando (USA) in 12:25.62 by nEilfox, Alyosha & Challenger.
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Bionic Commando (1988) is a platform game with a hero who can't jump, but can quickly latch onto objects with his bionic arm. The name of the original (Japanese) version of the game literally translates to The Resurrection of Hitler: Top Secret. Nintendo censored the Nazi references for the North American version.

This is an improvement of 56.28 seconds over the previous movie, mainly thanks to a new trick in Area 12 where if damage is taken from an enemy at the same frame one would normally take damage from a barrier, one'd pass through the barrier, assuming the player's position is correct.

For more swinging goodness, check out these runs of the Game Boy and arcade versions. There is also an "all items" run which completes the optional stages as well.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]NES Blaster Master (Europe) in 04:25.44 by andymac.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Blaster Master is a fairly long game involving a random hero that jumps down a hole after his mutant frog, finds a tank, and proceeds to blow up a few bosses and rescue said frog. It's complicated.

In this movie the hero gets bored with the tank early on, skips the bosses and mostly decides to just go straight to the final boss and blow him up. The frog is saved and dissected, and Biology 101 is passed. Hooray!

This movie plays on the European version of the game, which includes a few bugs such as stopping movement by pausing and allowing double (and more) jumping. A changed zip mechanism is also in the European version which allows warping through things you really shouldn't be able to warp through.

This publication beats the previous movie by 9 seconds.

If you would like to see more of the game, we also have a warpless Blaster Master movie here that plays on the US version.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Fastest Completion]NES Boulder Dash (USA) in 18:31.82 by CtrlAltDestroy.
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- Genre: Puzzle
Boulder Dash is a well known action-puzzle game where you must collect a quota of diamonds and reach the exit.

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

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

This playthrough uses a password to skip to level 19-1, which begins the hardest set of levels.

In this 71-second improvement to the previous movie, CtrlAltDestroy finds even faster solutions to many of the game's puzzles, and destroys the amoebas in record time by abusing their AI.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES BreakThru in 06:35.65 by MESHUGGAH.
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- Genre: Shooter
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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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter
A rare instance of a Japanese-made NES game based on a U.S.-originated comic book, Bucky O'Hare (1992) provides a player with a good combination of platforming action similar to Mega Man, an interesting plot, and convincing production values. You can play as one of the five unique characters, which you are free to select at any time, after saving them from the clutches of the Toad Empire. Each character has special abilities required to take advantage of in order to pass through the game's numerous variably designed stages, ranging from single-screen puzzle rooms to autoscrolling shoot-'em-ups.

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

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


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES California Games (USA) in 08:04.25 by Luke.
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California Games is an NES port of the popular 80's Arcade game. This game contains six Californian sports to partake in: Half Pipe, Foot Bag (Hacky Sack), Surfing, Skating, BMX and Disc Throw.

In this run, Luke demonstrates superhuman play in each of the sports. For more information, see the author's comments.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]NES Captain America and The Avengers (USA) in 14:17.27 by xipo.
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- Genre: Platform
Captain America and the Avengers is a game developed and released by Data East in 1991. It features the Marvel Comics characters The Avengers in a side-scrolling action platform to defeat the evil Red Skull.

In this run, Xipo takes a full advantage of a forward slide and all types of Captain's shield attacks, he even swims on the acid in it! Though he ignores the power-up system, because collecting the poles he would lose more time than could be gained by more powerful attacks.

This run is 10.44 seconds faster than xipo's previous movie due to skipping two "Red Alert" screens.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Castelian (JPN) in 13:58.29 by ktwo.
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Castelian is a puzzle platformer in which the basic goal is to ascend towers from the base to the apex. Your frog-like character is tasked with demolishing these towers by planting a bomb at each tower's top (wouldn't bombs around the bottom be easier?) after finding the right route up the tower.

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

ktwo runs, jumps, and shoots his way up all the towers, while improving his previous work by 0.71 seconds.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Castle of Dragon (USA) in 06:28.44 by adelikat & Randil.
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In this game, the hero—Duke Geraden—travels to Darklarza Castle in order to rescue Princess Amoreena from the Dragon Master. Castle of Dragon has all the elements of a bad game: it's clumsy, it looks and sounds horrible, and it has been made almost impossible to beat by implementing a lot of random factors into it.

This run improves the previous movie by over 30 seconds.

We also have a movie of the arcade version.


[Tier: Stars][Fastest Completion]NES Castlevania (USA PRG1) in 11:15.11 by Challenger & Morrison.
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The original Castlevania is set in the year 1691. Simon Belmont must fight his way through the castle and destroy Count Dracula.

Challenger and Morrison improve the previous TAS by 3.92 seconds, thanks to several new skips, different strategies for 2 bosses, and a better turnaround trick. Please read the authors' comments for more details.

The MSX version has been TASed as well!

There is also a run of this game which destroys as little as possible.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]NES Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (USA) in 28:11.12 by zggzdydp.
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- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
If science fiction is to be believed, the ultimate evolution for biological beings is to discard the physical body and become an entity of pure energy. For video game characters, it seems to be the ability to zip through walls. In this latest TAS by zggzdydp, Simon Belmont joins the league of characters possessing this ability.

Castlevania II: Simon's Quest is the story of Simon's horrible weekend without sleep. Two years after defeating Dracula, the hero is physically weakened by Dracula's curse. He must gather Dracula's remains and incinerate them at the ruins of Castlevania in order to end the curse.

This movie is 85 seconds faster than the previous effort by the same author. We recommend to read his comments for explanations on how this improvement was achieved.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]NES Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (USA) "Grant path, warp glitch" in 14:29.42 by scrimpeh.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse is the story of Trevor Belmont's battle against Dracula from the times before Simon's battle in Castlevania. In this complex and difficult game, there are three playable allies whom Trevor can recruit: Alucard (Dracula's son), Grant DaNasty (a pirate captain), and Sypha Belnades (a mystic warlord).

Unlike the other branches of Castlevania III, this run uses a stairs glitch in Block 4 to climb directly to Dracula and skip most of the game. Only the USA version allows this glitch to work, so it was used instead of the Japanese version, which has superior sound quality.

In this run, scrimpeh beats the predecessor movie by 52.59 seconds through new tricks and better strategies.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Chack'n Pop (JPN) in 06:55.63 by GeminiSaint.
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Chack'n Pop is the classic predecessor of the very popular Bubble Bobble series. Originally an arcade game, it features a small yellow creature named Chack'n who can walk on the floor and ceiling, climb steps, and throw hand grenades. Avoiding Monstas, Chack'n must free hearts from their cages using grenades to destroy solid walls and get to the top of the screen. In this run, GeminiSaint completes the first iteration of the arcade loop (9 levels) in 6:56.31.

[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Cheetahmen II (USA) in 01:11.68 by adelikat.
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- Genre: Platform
Cheetahmen II is the unfinished sequel to game #52 of Action 52. The game contains 6 of the 10 levels originally proposed, in which the player takes control of Apollo, Hercules, and Aries, switching off every two levels.

This is the first movie to abuse the fact that some games do not initialize their states before reading them, which in this case results in one of the cart registers randomly taking a certain value that can force the game to start from level 5 on power-on.

Since the game really behaves like that on the console, it was decided to allow presetting such truly random bits on the emulator side. Read the submission text and its discussion thread for more details.

We also have an "all levels" TAS for this game, done on the patched ROM due to a bug in the original game preventing the player from progressing past level 4.


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

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


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Fastest Completion]NES Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers 2 (USA) "2 players" in 10:04.94 by fcxiaopengyou & dragonxyk.
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Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers 2 is quite an improvement over the original Chip 'n Dale in terms of graphics and a whole lot of other things. Thankfully, the original game's solid controls haven't been changed. The plot of this game is that Fat Cat has stolen the Pharaoh's Urn and wants to use its power (for evil purposes, of course).

fcxiaopengyou & dragonxyk improved the previous run by 58.62 seconds via new glitches, lag reduction, and enemy manipulation. See here for a run with just Chip.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Circus Caper (USA) in 07:03.75 by DrD2k9.
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- Genre: Platform
A boy named Tim and his little sister Judy go to a circus. They want to buy tickets to enter the circus, but they only have money for one ticket, so only Judy goes in. After the show, the boy is at the exit to meet Judy when she comes out, but when she doesn’t the boy sneaks into the circus to rescue his sister from the ringmaster Mr. Magic who has taken her hostage.

The game is a platformer, you must get past many clowns, tightrope artists, and pools of water filled with alligators. You can also go into small tents to play mini-games.

This run improves its predecessor by 0.13 second through better movement and luck manipulation.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES City Connection (JPN) "warps" in 10:21.99 by link_7777 & EZGames69.
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- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Racing
In City Connection you must drive along on roads, painting them a different color. When you have all the roads painted, you go on to the next level. Cops are frequent along the roads, but oil cans will quickly stop them in their tracks. Avoid cats and spikes, and collect balloons to warp to further levels.

In this run, link_7777 & EZGames69 beat all 16 unique levels of this game and take some well planned warps.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Cliffhanger (USA) in 06:55.12 by klmz.
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A plane filled with terrorists attempting to steal money from a treasury plane while airborne is shot down by an FBI plane. The terrorists survive and send out a distress signal, which the main character, Gabe, responds to. However, Gabe does not know that the mayday signal is coming from a group of terrorists, and after reaching them, the terrorists capture Gabe's partner, Hal, and hold him hostage. Gabe must then set out and retrieve the money in order to save Hal.

Cliffhanger is a platform game that was released on November 17, 1993 based on the film of the same name.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Clu Clu Land (JPN/USA) in 11:06.17 by pdk.
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- Genre: Puzzle
Clu Clu Land is an odd Nintendo puzzle game in the same vein as the old PC game Clockwerx. The goal of the game is to uncover patterns of golden ingots buried under the ground by passing over them. You do this by moving your character to the pegs and having her grab onto and spin around them.

The author, pdk, controls two players simultaneously for more speed and entertainment.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]NES Cocoron (JPN) in 13:42.76 by klmz.
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Cocoron is a game for the Famicom released exclusively in Japan in 1991. The game lets the player create customizable characters to play with, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. The first half of the game can be played in any order featuring unique entrance and exit sections.

klmz, using three characters he created, completes the game in record time.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Code Name: Viper (USA) in 10:56.62 by XTREMAL93.
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Code Name: Viper is a side-scrolling action game programmed by Arc System Works and released by Capcom in 1990 for the Nintendo Entertainment System. The player takes control of a special forces operative who must combat a drug syndicate in South America.

The player takes the role of Kenny Smith, code name "Viper", an agent of the 98th Special Forces. He is assigned by his commander, Director Jones, to investigate a large drug syndicate that covers all of South America. Smith's objective is to rescue a missing agent in each of the syndicate's seven hideouts and uncover clues of the Syndicate's true mastermind.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Conan: The Mysteries of Time (USA) in 04:59.77 by klmz.
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Conan: The Mysteries of Time is a side-scrolling action video game for the Nintendo Entertainment System released in 1991. It was developed and published by Mindscape. While it features the Conan the Barbarian character, it is a simple adaptation of a computer game called Myth: History in the Making, which was developed by System 3.

In this single player, side-scrolling, platform game you control Conan, on a quest, ordained by the Gods, to destroy various mythological creatures, under the control of the sinister Dameron.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]NES Contra (JPN) in 08:38.35 by Mars608 & aiqiyou.
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- Genre: Shooter
Contra is a classic action game. Equipped with heavy artillery and infinite ammo, you must save the world by defeating the organization Red Falcon.

The authors save 4.69 seconds over the previous run by a new method of strategic player sacrifices.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]NES Contra Force (USA) in 09:56.0 by xipo.
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- 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.

xipo improves the previous TAS by 2 minutes and 27.62 seconds, thanks to better lag reduction, new glitches and better optimisation.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Crash 'n' the Boys: Street Challenge (USA) "best ending" in 08:10.86 by Inzult.
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- Genre: Sport
Crash 'n' the Boys: Street Challenge is part of the Kunio-kun series. Kunio is the protagonist of the series and the guardian of Nekketsu High School. His name has been localized in a variety of ways: "Crash" Cooney in this game, Mr. K in Renegade, Sam in Super Dodge Ball, and Alex in River City Ransom. In this game, representatives of the high schools compete in five no-holds-barred events.

In this run, GuanoBowl ends all the races early by knocking his opponent out. Rockets are purchased to make the hammer throw go farther and gum is used to help him hold his breath underwater. This run gets the extended ending by winning as Crash's school.

In this run, inzult improves the predecessor movie by GuanoBowl by 3:18.55 minutes.


[Tier: Vault][Notable improvement][Fastest Completion]NES Cross Fire (JPN) in 04:34.73 by aiqiyou.
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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. Assisted by the world's most determined helicopter pilot, the game is completed in under 5 minutes.

This is an improvement of 01:17.72 minute compared to the predecessor movie.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Fastest Completion][Has commentary]NES Crystalis (USA) in 40:40.43 by TheAxeMan.
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- Genre: RPG
Crystalis is an awesome action rpg by SNK. What little plot there is involves the world ending on October 1, 1997. Naturally, after that the world became full of mutants and monsters. Technology regresses and people can use magic. There is an evil empire trying to revive the ancient technology, specifically the obligatory tower floating in the sky. The hero pops out of some sort of stasis chamber and proceeds to topple the empire and take down the tower with the help of some wise men and a friendly dolphin. There's a heroine named Mesia, but she only shows up a few times, most of which are skipped in this run.

This beats the previous run by almost 12 minutes. As with that run, the second-controller cheats are off-limits (the fm2 only has data for controller 1). Other than that, no holds are barred. Many new glitches are used. For a complete list, see the game resources page. Movement is faster by abusing the no-subpixel engine. Much effort went into lag reduction, especially in certain areas. However, the vast majority of the time savings is due to better experience management.


We recommend watching the movie on an emulator and using the author's LUA script. There's quite a bit of useful information.

[Tier: Stars][Console-verified][Fastest Completion]NES Darkwing Duck (USA) in 10:59.5 by AnS & Randil.
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Darkwing Duck (1992) is a platformer somewhat similar to Mega Man in gameplay and difficulty. The arrow gun allows the player to climb up walls and use creative shortcuts so that the absolute shortest route can be taken. In case you are wondering why the character keeps on jumping so much, it is because he has to wait a short amount of time before being able to walk. With constant jumping these stops can be avoided.

This movie is a joint venture between AnS and Randil to improve the previous run by Walker Boh, resulting in 35.7 seconds saved through means of extensive optimization, luck manipulation and lag removal. We recommend reading the authors' comments for more details.

See this run replayed on an actual Famicom console.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Destiny of an Emperor (USA) in 1:16:02.5 by Acmlm.
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Destiny of an Emperor was Capcom’s first RPG, released in 1989-90, and is based on Romance of the Three Kingdoms.

The battling style of this game can be described like Final Fantasy meets Pokémon; your team of warriors versus the opposing team of warriors, and any opponents freed from their posts can be later picked up in the wilds and converted to your side!

Acmlm bests his previous movie by 5:07.11 minutes thanks to new tricks and better luck manipulation.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Die Hard (USA) in 01:44.76 by ajfirecracker.
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Die Hard is a top down action game based on the movie of the same name. The game has multiple endings.

ajfirecracker improves the previous TAS by 28.17 seconds, thanks to better optimisation.


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

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

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


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Disney's The Little Mermaid (USA) in 06:37.58 by Jigwally.
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The Little Mermaid is a simple game based on the movie of the same name. You control the mermaid Ariel as she swims through several stages and beats up bosses by tossing fish encapsulated in bubbles.

In this run, Jigwally, improves upon the previous movie by 3.74 seconds.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]NES Disney Adventures in the Magic Kingdom (USA) in 09:56.98 by link_7777.
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Disney Adventures in the Magic Kingdom takes place in a Disneyland-esque amusement park, where Goofy has left the golden key needed to start the parade in the castle. However, six silver keys are needed to open the castle gate. Mickey wonders if you can find them scattered around the magic kingdom, the parade can't go on without them!

link_7777 collects the 6 silver keys and opens the castle gate in record time.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]NES Donald Land (JPN) in 08:36.13 by FatRatKnight, pirate_sephiroth, Exonym, Bloopiero, The8bitbeast, Mittenz, tjblakely, lapogne36 & Memory.
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Donald Land is a 1988 platform video game produced by Data East in association with the McDonald's Corporation for the Family Computer.

This game was featured in Dream Team Contest 7. This movie is a collaborative effort by the participants of the contest as well as the host, Memory.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Fastest Completion]NES Donkey Kong Jr. (JPN PRG0) in 01:03.84 by Aglar, Aqfaq, Ferret Warlord & Jigwally.
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A very important part of Nintendo's history is being presented here on our website — as a tool-assisted speedrun.

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

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

This is a 539 frame improvement over the previous movie thanks to time-saving glitches.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]NES Double Dragon II: The Revenge (USA) "2 players" in 08:21.61 by xipo.
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- 2 Players
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Fighting
- Genre: Platform
Double Dragon 2 (1989) is a beat'em-up game that shows the true value of teamwork. Despite sibling rivalry, Billy and Jimmy help expedite their common goal with well-timed knees to each other's faces.

This new version by xipo is 18.51 seconds faster than the previous effort by adelikat. Most of the improvement came from better application of glitches.

If you're more a fan of runs where one macho man defeats an entire gang alone, there is also a one-player run available.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Dragon's Lair (JPN) in 03:52.55 by MESHUGGAH.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Dragon's Lair is much better known in its incarnations for other platforms as an FMV game with only slight amounts of control over the player's action. The NES version is more of a traditional platformer, but very smooth animation for the era and funny-looking characters inspired by the cartoon graphics of the other versions - this includes the final boss, who isn't seen very much in this run thanks to abuse of the game mechanics.

This is an improvement of around a second to the previous run.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]NES Dragon Warrior (USA PRG0) in 16:59.57 by RationalMonkey.
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Dragon Warrior is a seemingly complex but ultimately fairly simple NES RPG. The character completes his quest at Level 7.

In this eighth published movie of the game, RationalMonkey saves 13.39 seconds over the previous run, mostly by using wings in Rimuldar rather than a deathwarp. See the author's comments for details. There are several things about this movie that might seem odd if one is not aware of them beforehand:

  • All unnecessary random encounters have been manipulated into not happening.
  • The player dies several times in order to get transported back to the beginning.
  • Action commands are often delayed intentionally in order to manipulate critical hits and such.

[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion][Has commentary]NES Dragon Warrior III (USA) "item glitch" in 41:09.52 by vaxherd.
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
The last in the original Dragon Warrior storyline, this one follows "the Hero", who is tasked with saving the world from the archfiend Baramos. After cobbling together a group of people to take with him, the Hero must travel the world to find a way to Baramos's lair.

Or at least, that was what was supposed to happen. Thanks to a glitch involving a party of dead characters, vaxherd manages to manipulate his inventory and warp list to not only have extremely rare pieces of equipment from nothing, but also warps directly to where Baramos is located in a fraction of the time it would take normally.

In addition to this, vaxherd also uses a glitch involving resets and character names to manipulate the RNG and encounter formula at certain points, thereby beating the previous run by over seven minutes.


The encodes feature commentary by the author as soft subtitles.

[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Duck Hunt "Game B" in 11:51.6 by DrD2k9.
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- Genre: Shooter
Duck Hunt is the classic NES zapper game.

DrD2k9 beats "Game B - 2 Ducks" by completing 27 levels. See the author's comments for details on how this game mode works.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES EarthBound Beginnings (JPN) "warp glitch" in 22:59.91 by chatterbox.
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- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
This is the Japanese version of EarthBound Beginnings (also known as Mother). As the first version of the game, it has a number of useful glitches. This run abuses the way the game handles the "Bread crumbs" item to warp off the edge of reality and casually walk straight into the final boss's lair 7.93 seconds faster than the previous run.

We also have a more normal run of the localized version, which doesn't include this glitch.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Eggsplode! (USA) in 02:38.07 by link_7777.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
Eggsplode! is a power pad game that came on a combo cart with Short Order. Step on the bombs that the naughty fox has placed before they Eggsplode!

[Tier: Stars][Fastest Completion][Has commentary]NES Excitebike (JPN/USA) in 05:29.44 by Lord Tom.
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Racing
This movie plays Excitebike really fast with an improvement of over a second compared to the previous movie by JXQ.

Times for each track are:

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

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


All encodes for this movie feature commentary in the form of soft subtitles.

[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]NES Fantasy Zone (JPN) in 03:57.31 by The8bitbeast.
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- Genre: Shooter
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, The8bitbeast saved 9.35 seconds over the previous movie by using different weapons and optimizing the shopping portions of the game. The submission notes explain the improvements in greater detail.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Final Fantasy (JPN) "stairs glitch" in 06:58.25 by TheAxeMan, Inzult & Gyre.
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- Major skip glitch
- Executes arbitrary code
- Corrupts memory
- Genre: RPG
The world is veiled in darkness. Winds don't blow, the seas are stormy, and the earth rots. All people can hope for is that the ancient prophecy will be finally fulfilled. "When the world is veiled in darkness, four warriors will come..." And indeed, they come - the four characters you have previously chosen. Their first quest is to free a princess from the evil knight Garland, and then the real journey begins.

... or that was the intention, anyway. Instead, the heroes walk up and down some stairs, talk to a random person in the castle, and the final boss conveniently shows up.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]NES Gargoyle's Quest II: The Demon Darkness (USA) in 25:47.62 by Jigwally.
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
A long time ago, before human being appeared, there lived a monster named Firebrand. In this game, Firebrand (the red gargoyle) fights against the evil that has invaded his homeland. Along the way, he becomes more powerful and becomes able to fly longer, jump higher, and shoot more weapons.

Jigwally improves the previous publication by 1 minute and 55.06 seconds, mainly thanks to using death warps, but also thanks to better optimisation.

TASVideos also has movies of this game's prequel for the Game Boy and sequel for the Super NES.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Console-verified][Fastest Completion]NES Gimmick! (JPN) in 04:24.61 by Aglar, Hotarubi & Samsara.
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Gimmick! (1992) is another gem from Sunsoft, the company that brought us Ufouria and Journey to Silius. It was only released in Japan and Scandinavian countries, but eventually achieved something of a cult status thanks to its refined gameplay, as well as exceptional music and graphic design.

The plot follows a green toy on a quest to rescue a little girl from the clutch of other toys, who were rightfully upset at her forsaking them in favor of our protagonist. What these other toys can't do, however, is conjure stars to use them both as projectiles and very effective transportation devices!

This venture between Aglar, Hotarubi and Samsara improves the previous movie by 46.95 seconds thanks to a new zipping glitch that skips most of Stage 5 and a new clip that skips most of Stage 6. This run doesn't collect the special items required to access the 7th level, and thus gets a bad ending. However, we have another run that attains the best ending for your viewing pleasure!

This run has been console verified using micro500's TASLink replay device (3.5 ms timing window).


[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement][Console-verified][Fastest Completion]NES Gradius (JPN) in 10:52.35 by adelikat.
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- Playaround
- 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][Fastest Completion]NES Hammerin' Harry (JPN) in 06:45.9 by Bloopiero.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Hammerin' Harry is a pretty simple platformer. Armed with a big hammer, you make your way through 5 levels, and the first 3 levels have bonus levels as well. At the end of each level there is a boss, and in some levels, there are also mini-bosses. In short, this game is a "normal" platformer, you won't have a hard time figuring out what's going on.

Bloopiero improves on the previous movie by 12.91 thanks to many new tricks and skips, boss fights done in half the time, and major lag reduction.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]NES Hard Relay Mario (JPN/USA) in 08:14.95 by HappyLee.
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- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Puzzle
Notable for once being one of the hardest Super Mario Bros. hacks ever made, Hard Relay Mario (2004) is more like a puzzle game with its cryptic and difficult level layouts.

In this run, made over the course of two and a half years, watch as HappyLee abuses the game engine to its fullest, finishing the game in the time it would normally take to get past the first few obstacles.

To see the game as it was meant to be played, you can also watch HappyLee beat the original game in his "warps" and "warpless" runs.

Note: Due to how similar Air 2 is to this game, this game obsoletes it as it is overall more entertaining to watch.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES High Speed (USA) in 20:05.57 by dwangoAC.
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
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High Speed was released on the NES by Rare Inc. in 1991 and is based on a real pinball machine released by Williams pinball in 1985. The core rules of High Speed were ported over fairly faithfully from the original pinball machine although Rare added in two different minigames and a "wizard mode" goal which is reached by completing a total of 8 cannon minigames and 6 race minigames.

Completing all three races and all four cannon minigames causes a spaceship to appear which displays a message that states "you have beaten the system... for now”; beating another round of three races and four cannon minigames causes a rocket to appear which states “you have beaten the system this time.” and marks the end of the game. Reaching this final “you beat the system” bonus is the goal of this speedrun.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Ikari Warriors (USA PRG0) in 25:39.33 by ktwo.
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- One player in a multiplayer game
- Uses death to save time
- Genre: Shooter
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. The player has to negotiate the 4 long levels mainly on foot, but will also find tanks and helicopters along the way to make things a little more manageable in some sections. With its one-hit deaths, poor manoeuverability and no continues, this is a prime example of NES hardcore-gaming.

ktwo improves the previous record by 6.98 seconds due to better optimization and some new finds.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (UBI Soft) (USA) in 08:09.73 by XTREMAL93.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is a platforming action/adventure game developed by NMS Software and published by UBI Soft. It is based on the popular movie of the same name.

There is another NES game with that name, developed by Software Creations and published by Taito.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]NES Jackal (USA) "2 players" in 07:10.82 by zyr2288 & aiqiyou.
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- Uses death to save time
- Genre: Shooter
Jackal features an elite group of soldiers that use jeeps to rescue prisoners of war from the enemy.

In this run, zyr2288 and aiqiyou complete the mission 14.42 seconds more quickly than before by modifying the attack strategy and reducing lag.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion][Has commentary]NES James Bond Jr. (USA) in 18:29.84 by feos.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Second quest/Post game-completion
- Uses a level password
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter
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][Fastest Completion]NES Joust (USA) in 06:52.55 by feos.
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- 2 Players
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
In Joust, players take control of a knight with a lance who rides their flying ostrich (or stork, for Player 2) to do battle against computer-controlled evil knights who ride atop vultures.

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


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Jumpin' Kid: Jack to Mame no Ki Monogatari (JPN) in 05:32.45 by klmz.
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- Genre: Platform
Jumpin' Kid: Jack to Mame no Ki Monogatari (Jumping Kid: The Tale of Jack and the Beanstalk) is a variation of the famous fairy tale, Jack and the Beanstalk. The game was released on December 19, 1990 in Japan for the Famicom.

It is a challenging platform game that plays similar to Mega Man. Beans help to improve the player's attack, while springs are used to improve his jumping height.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Karnov (USA) in 08:58.5 by adelikat.
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- Genre: Platform
Karnov is one of those games whose fame defies my logicBisqwit.

The game retells the legend of a muscular fire-spitting man called Karnov, employed by Scottish villagers to eat gypsies' babies and pillage their settlements. Except in this particular case, Karnov's full name is Jinborov Karnovski, he looks like an old-school Ukrainian, turns blue when hit, and his goal here is to take some kind of treasures from feeble, unsuspecting enemies. Later in the game he also grows a pair of wings and flies. In doing so, he strongly defies laws of physics, common sense, and notions of subtle Kid Icarus mockery.

The developers of this game, Data East, probably decided it would be a good idea to only let the screen scroll in one direction at once, and pretty slowly at that. It's not particularly surprising, though, considering the previous paragraph.

This new version of Karnov TAS by adelikat is a ~5 second improvement over the previous movie by Arc. The time was saved thanks to taking damage in a different part of the run, as well as various small optimizations scattered around.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]NES Kiwi Kraze: A Bird-Brained Adventure! (USA) in 02:18.97 by Jules.
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- Uses warps
- Final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
In this game, you control a kiwi bird and rescue other kiwi birds trapped within the level. There are numerous warps, used to cut this game many minutes short of its expected completion time.

The ceiling and wall physics are very similar to Bubble Bobble, which means some of them can be passed through when you wouldn't expect it. In addition to this there is a glitch that sends you through the floor, saving a lot of time in the final stages.

Jules improves the previous run by 5.31 seconds, thanks to better use of the glitches, better optimisation and better luck manipulation.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]NES Kung Fu (USA) in 03:41.14 by Phil.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Fighting
Kung Fu (1985) is a simple beat-'em-up game in which the protagonist known as Thomas has 5 floors of bad guys and bosses to fight through in order to save Sylvia, his girlfriend. Unfortunately, as the final screen tells us, their happiness "does not continue long" — a common arcade trope to make the player beat the game in a second loop.

Phil bested the predecessor movie by over a second thanks to better luck manipulation and decreasing the amount of jumps.

This movie aims for lowest in-game time. The completion times for each floor are: 1552, 1558, 1552, 1545, 1550.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]NES Kyatto Ninden Teyandee (JPN) in 08:39.53 by J.Y, aiqiyou & fcxiaopengyou.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Kyatto Ninden Teyandee is a side-scrolling action game in the style of Ninja Gaiden, based off the Japanese TV show produced in 1990 by Tatsunoko Productions and Sotsu Agency. The show was localized in the USA as Samurai Pizza Cats.

This run is an improvement over the previous record by 17.12 seconds. The improvement comes from a new glitch and better optimization.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]NES L'Empereur (USA) "save glitch" in 01:52.08 by Jigwally.
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- Major skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Corrupts save data
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Strategy
L'Empereur is a military strategy game. The game takes place during the violent aftermath of the French Revolution and follows the rise and fall of Napoleon Bonaparte who became one of the most popular and charismatic leaders of France.

You start as an officer in charge of the military and local city affairs. Later in your career, you become the French First Consul and finally the Emperor and take up the responsibilities that come with it. You can only rise in rank if you have gained the support of the people.

Jigwally corrupts save data during a mid-frame reset to complete the game in record time.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Labyrinth (JPN) in 18:33.96 by ninespaces.
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- Genre: Adventure
Labyrinth is a Famicom game based on the 1986 movie of the same name. The player must navigate a series of mazes in order to find parts of a key that will enable her to rescue her baby brother from the Goblin King.

In this run, ninespaces uses a clipping glitch to complete the game in record time.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Little Red Hood in 05:34.17 by Dimon12321.
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- Unofficial game
- Genre: Action
This unlicensed game is based very loosely on the story of Little Red Riding Hood. The protagonist must kick trees and stones to get fruit and treasures in order to progress through 10 rounds, all while avoiding enemies such as bears, cobras, goblins, and hedgehogs.

In this run, Dimon12321 quickly guides Little Red Hood to her grandmother's forest clearing--there's no house to be seen--by manipulating movement and positioning of enemies, items, and the ladders that allow progression from one round to the next.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Fastest Completion]NES Little Samson (USA) "warps" in 08:12.79 by klmz.
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- Uses warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
Little Samson and his team are out to deliver tool-assisted fun!

This game consists of four heroes with very different strengths and weaknesses. The object (and fun) of the game is to use these traits to your advantage depending on the situation.

In this run, klmz improves his previous movie by 1:59.46 minutes thanks to new glitches and better optimization.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]NES Lizard in 18:03.98 by juef.
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- Pacifist version
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform
Put on a lizard and go for an adventure!

Choose your lizard carefully. You can find six different ones scattered across the land, each with its own special ability.

You'll need these abilities as you make your difficult journey through many dangerous places. Carefully hop your way to the top of an active volcano. Surf down a surging river. Swim an underwater lake. Ascend a snowy mountaintop. What kind of strange creatures will you meet? Can you unravel the mysteries of Lizard?

juef improves his previous TAS by 35.84 seconds, thanks to a new route.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Mappy (JPN) in 06:03.08 by Spikestuff.
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- Genre: Platform
Mappy is a side-scrolling platform game that features cartoon-like animals, primarily cats and mice. The game's main character itself is a mouse. The objective of the game is to retrieve stolen items from the mansions of cats.

In this run, Spikestuff completes a full cycle of levels (16 levels) as fast as possible.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]NES Mario Bros. (USA) in 07:06.98 by Spikestuff.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Mario and Luigi, the best plumbers in the world, have a real job on their hands. A host of characters have taken over the sewers, and the brothers must clear them out of the pipes.

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

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


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

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

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

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


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified][Fastest Completion]NES Mega Man (JPN) "game end glitch" in 00:32.11 by pirohiko & FinalFighter.
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- Major skip glitch
- Final boss skip glitch
- Executes arbitrary code
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Mega Man is the first game in the famous series that now comprises games on many different systems as well as several television shows and comic books.

While the other run of this game uses lots of tricks to reach the ending impressively quickly, pirohiko and FinalFighter decided it just wasn't fast enough. In this run, they manipulate an object to appear which allows them to execute arbitrary code and warp to the credits, all using only controller input. For an advanced explanation of how it works, check out the submission text.

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[Tier: Stars][Fastest Completion]NES Mega Man 2 (JPN) in 23:44.5 by Shinryuu, aglasscage & FinalFighter.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Mega Man 2 is a game that hardly needs any introduction. This movie plays Rockman 2, the Japanese version, which is essentially Mega Man 2 in difficult mode.

This is an improvement of 4.01 seconds over the previous run.

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

See also a run done on the PSX port here.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Fastest Completion]NES Mega Man 4 (USA) in 32:02.6 by Tiancaiwhr.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
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This is the seventh published movie of Mega Man 4 (USAのロックマン4), played for the first time by Tiancaiwhr.

This movie improves the previous run by nearly 2 minutes thanks to new tricks and glitches, as well as better optimization and lag management.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]NES Mega Man 4 Voyage (USA) in 39:46.94 by Baddap1.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Mega Man 4 Voyage is an extensive hack of the original NES game, featuring changes to level design, music, graphics, weapons, enemies, and bosses. The basic "run, jump and shoot" Mega Man mechanic remains intact, and the hack's authors write that it "should be suitable for veterans and casual players alike."

In this run, Baddap1 completes the game as quickly as possible by using the new Speed Boost item, most of the weapons, and general strategies such as luck manipulation and time-saving damage.

This movie obsoletes one done on another hack, Rockman 4 Burst Chaser × Air Sliding. We also have a run of Rockman 4 Minus Infinity.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Fastest Completion]NES Mega Man 5 (USA) in 31:41.68 by GlitchMan.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
This is Mega Man 5 (USAのロックマン5) played by GlitchMan, in an improvement of 1 minute and 22 seconds over the previous run. Improvements include several new glitches involving the Super Arrow and new strategies for two of the boss fights.

Reading the submission text is recommended for details on the glitches.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]NES Mega Man 6 (USA) in 30:09.7 by GlitchMan.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Mega Man 6 (USAのロックマン6) sees everyone's favorite blue robot ruin Dr. Wily's plot for world domination for the sixth time.

[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]NES Metal Force (Korea) in 13:09.6 by adelikat, Aglar, AntyMew, Aqfaq, Cardboard, Masterjun, MESHUGGAH, Mothrayas, MUGG, negative seven, Scepheo, thelegendarymudkip & Truncated.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Metal Force is an unlicensed game developed by Open Corp. (who also made Buzz and Waldog) and released in 1994 in South Korea. It is of surprisingly solid quality for an unlicensed title. It controls similarly to classic Mega Man games, except you have two different weapons which you can switch between and upgrade by collecting powerups from enemies. Aside from that, it is a linear adventure comprised of 7 missions, with a boss battle at the end of each. The stages of each mission are quite expansive and packed with enemies and obstacles.

This game was run as part of TASVideos' Dream Team Contest 5, and this TAS was built on a combination of multiple submissions of said contest - hence the high number of authors.

In this TAS, the authors make expansive use of the weapons and the various boosts in order to beat the game in 13 minutes and 9.6 seconds.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]NES Metal Gear (USA) in 22:24.55 by dunnius.
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- Genre: Action
Metal Gear!? It can't be!

This is the NES port of the first entry in the ever-popular Metal Gear series, created by Hideo Kojima and developed and published by Konami; there are significant differences between it and the original MSX version. It is infamous for its engrish, containing such ever-popular phrases as "I FEEL ASLEEP!" and "UH - OH! THE TRUCK HAVE STARTED TO MOVE!".

This run utilizes quite a wide variety of game glitches and collects the minimal set of items needed to complete the game. Additionally, this movie improves the previous movie by 2 frames.


[Tier: Stars][Fastest Completion]NES Metroid (USA) in 07:57.38 by The8bitbeast.
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- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Platform
Metroid completed as fast as possible without holding back, and without concern for the game's sanity.

The8bitbeast improves the previous publication by 21.94 seconds, thanks to better optimisation and new tricks. Please read the author's comments for more details.

The run uses a game restart sequence (Up+A on the second controller) to save time in backtracking.

See Metroid Tricks for more information about the door glitch as well as other tips and tricks.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Mickey's Adventures in Numberland (USA) in 09:15.62 by g0dm0d3.
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- Genre: Platform
Pete has stolen the 10 number molds from Town Hall, and Mickey Mouse decides to help his friend Donald Duck by getting them back.

This is a straightforward platformer, and g0dm0d3 completes it in record time.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Mickey Mania 7 (Asia) in 08:04.97 by XTREMAL93.
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Mickey Mania 7 is a pirated Famicom port of Mickey Mania: The Timeless Adventures of Mickey Mouse. In this port, the player controls "Miki", who must navigate through a slice of the original game's levels, which are all based on classic Mickey Mouse cartoons from 1928 to 1990.

In this run, XTREMAL93 jumps on enemies and throws marbles at a record-setting pace.


TASes of the SNES and Genesis versions of the game can be found here and here, respectively.

[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]NES Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! (USA PRG1) in 17:37.84 by McHazard.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Fighting
- Genre: Sport
The objective is not to beat your opponent... but to humiliate him by winning as fast as possible.

Clock Times:

   Glass Joe       0:42.00    Von Kaiser      0:35.61
   Piston Honda    0:36.97
   
   Don Flamenco    0:14.97    King Hippo      0:37.61
   Great Tiger     0:47.48    Bald Bull       0:52.82
   
   Piston Honda II 0:39.97    Soda Popinski   0:43.48
   Bald Bull II    1:08.48    Don Flamenco II 0:58.00
   Mr. Sandman     2:16.48    Super Macho Man 0:43.25
   
   Mike Tyson      1:58.61
This movie, the 8th publication for this game, improves three fights, totaling a 3.77 second clock time improvement and 97 frames of real time improvement.

No clock stopping glitch in this run, though we have a submission that does exploit this glitch.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Milon's Secret Castle (JPN) in 05:28.43 by Hisatoki.
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- Genre: Puzzle
The title of this game is very appropriate, as wherever you look there are walls you can break through, or invisible blocks you can make appear.

In order to complete this game as fast as possible, every little secret must be known ahead of time, and the author clearly exhibits such knowledge.

This movie was made with the Japanese version, 迷宮組曲 (Meikyuu Kumikyoku, meaning labyrinth composition), but it is essentially identical to the English version, except for the shop/intro text language.

It is about two minutes faster than the previous version, mostly due to much faster boss fights and more precise maneuvers.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]NES Moai-kun (JPN) in 12:56.44 by aiqiyou & J.Y.
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- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Puzzle
Moai-kun is a fun, fast-paced puzzle-platformer where the goal is to rescue all your pink friends and then reach the door - to continue to the next stage. It has a surprising amount of action for a puzzle game.

In this run, all 56 levels are well-solved and well-played. There are some unexpected twists, such as going through walls, that allows levels to be beaten much faster than normal.

The authors, aiqiyou & J.Y, improve their previous movie by 0.84 seconds.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]NES Monopoly (USA) in 00:29.54 by adelikat.
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- Genre: Board
This movie aims for the fastest time to get the CPU player bankrupt, and abuses luck to its fullest to make that happen. adelikat utilizes trades, a glitch, and a new innovation he discovered to bankrupt the CPU. This is the first Monopoly submission that does not depend on "stacking the deck" on the community chest or chance cards.

From power-on to bankruptcy, this movie is 12.74 seconds faster than the previous record. It is also 27 frames faster in terms of input.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Multidude in 05:08.43 by klmz & aiqiyou.
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- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Puzzle
Multidude is a homebrew puzzle game released on NES in 2014. There are 20 levels in this game. The goal in each level is to control and take each robot to an activated exit that hasn't been occupied by other robots.

[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]NES Ninja Crusaders (USA) in 04:08.45 by AnS & Randil.
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- 2 Players
- Genre: Platform
The story is about a mysterious robotic force which attacked the world and drove the ninjas out of Japan. Two of the ninjas set out to reclaim the land, but not only did they abuse the powers given by the ninja-obsessed video game industry, they did it in style.

The teamwork of the two ninjas is remarkable. One of the ninjas often transforms into a tiger on which the other ninja can ride.


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified][Fastest Completion][Has commentary]NES Ninja Gaiden (USA) in 10:50.36 by Scumtron, MESHUGGAH, feos, xipo & Marx.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Ninja Gaiden involves an ultra superior ninja, capable of defying the laws of physics by climbing through walls, making dogs explode with his sword, and all while beating bad guys in record time.

After a whole decade, this collaborative run improves the previous movie by 75 frames.


Scumtron's commentary are available in all encodes as soft subtitles, as well as in the .fm2 movie file, which also includes TAS notes.

[Tier: Stars][Fastest Completion]NES Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos (USA) in 09:14.32 by Scumtron.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
NINJA外伝2 — The Dark Sword of Chaos, now completed about 4 seconds faster than the previous version by the same author, due to lots of small optimizations throughout every level.

The shadow clones are a unique gameplay element not seen elsewhere in the series, but in this movie they are used mainly to make extremely short work of bosses and entertain the viewer immediately afterwards.

The game has a rich plot with lots of cutscenes. Because of this, the author has also supplied the "story" version of the movie, which exhibits the same gameplay but includes all the cutscenes skipped by pressing start (which sum up to about 3/4 of the entire movie). It can be obtained here.
A good sense of humor is strongly advised to note the irony present in some of the later dialogues between characters.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]NES Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom (USA) in 11:08.73 by Rum.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
The least-subtle ninja in history is back for a third entry in one of the hardest video game series ever.

Here, Rum improves upon Scumtron's previous movie by 2.09 seconds through better optimization.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Panic Restaurant (USA) in 13:12.7 by dart193.
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- Genre: Platform
Chef Cookie must navigate through his cursed restaurant to foil the wicked Ohdove (which is like saying "Hors D'Oeuvre" with a cold). On his way he dispatches anthropomorphic food items with deadly kitchen utensils.

dart193 improves the previous movie by 16.47 seconds, thanks to improved lag reduction as well as better optimisation. Please read the author's comments for more details.

A must see for fans of the absurd.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion][Has commentary]NES Pocket Monsters: White Jade Version (China) in 36:39.51 by ThunderAxe31.
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- Takes damage to save time
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Pocket Monsters: White Jade Version is a bootleg game which backports Pokémon Gold/Silver onto the NES.
The encodes of this run include the author's commentary as soft subtitles.

[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Fastest Completion]NES Power Blade (USA) in 13:54.01 by scrimpeh.
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Power Blade is an underdog platformer by the folks at Taito, highly reminiscent of the Mega Man series. The player takes control of NOVA, a hero who looks a lot like Arnold Schwarzenegger and who must destroy a maverick computer with a boomerang. This is one of those obscure games that you may wish you had played as a kid.

In this run, scrimpeh saves 2:30.00 minutes over the previous movie via route changes made possible by new glitches involving ladders and grenades. Details are in the author's comments.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Prince of Persia (USA) in 16:16.06 by Challenger.
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- Genre: Platform
This is the NES version of the first game in the popular Prince of Persia series. The hero must escape out of the palace dungeons in order to defeat Jaffar and save the princess from certain death.

Challenger saved 10.13 seconds over the previous run via better movement, some faster fights, and a trick that allows the hero to start moving more quickly after obtaining the sword. The detailed list of improvements is in the submission notes.

We also have runs of the SNES, Genesis, Sega CD, and TurboGrafx-CD ports, as well as a run that just completes the SNES training levels.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Pro Wrestling (USA) in 09:46.1 by goofydylan8 & Brandon Evans.
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- Genre: Fighting
Pro Wrestling is a wrestling game in which players can utilize many unique skills and moves to pin their opponent.

However, instead of fighting your opponent, it is much faster to cause a ring-out and let the referee do the work for you. It doesn't even matter who gets thrown out; if you leave the ring, your opponent follows you. If he remains outside of the ring after the 20th count is made, and you don't, you win.

Here, goofydylan8 does this for 6 rounds to become the Video Wrestling Association (VWA) Champion and continues the strategy for 10 title defenses to become the Video Wrestling Federation (VWF) Champion as well. Each time, he uses different fighting styles on his opponents as the timer counts down. Then, Brandon takes over for the Great Puma bout, cutting off the input as quickly as possible by getting back into the ring while giving his opponent the most amount of time to try to do the same.

The result is a run with an in-game time of 5:52, the absolute minimum possible, and a real-time length of 9:47.06. And with that, "A WINNER IS YOU".


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Rambo (USA PRG0) in 16:38.52 by Memory & dave_dfwm.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Rambo is a game closely based on the film Rambo: First Blood Part II, in which you kill wasps and snakes and then robots that shoot fireballs.

Mostly using a knife, Memory & dave_dfwm complete the game in record time, while beating the previous movie 2:00.06 minutes.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]NES Rescue: The Embassy Mission (USA) in 01:13.25 by xipo.
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Shooter
A terrorist group have overrun an embassy in Paris. The player takes control of a six-man GIGN team on a mission to free the hostages. In the first part of the game, you have to bring three men into position so they can snipe the building. The second part involves entering the building with the other three men to kill the terrorists and rescue the hostages.

The author, xipo, improves on the previous movie by 18.2 18.23 seconds.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]NES Rockman: Spirits of Hackers (JPN) in 29:56.87 by Baddap1.
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- Genre: Platform
Created via collaboration among several hackers, Rockman: Spirits of Hackers extensively modifies the weapons, levels, bosses, and music of Rockman 6. Though labeled as incomplete, it was officially released by the team without plans for further updates.

In this run, Baddap1 uses Mega Man's new capabilities to rush through the levels and again put an end to Dr. Wily's attempt at world domination.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Romance of the Three Kingdoms II (USA) "save glitch" in 02:33.0 by Jigwally.
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- Genre: Strategy
Romance of the Three Kingdoms II is the second in the Romance of the Three Kingdoms series of turn-based strategy games produced by Koei and based on a historical novel. Players choose from one of six scenarios that determine the initial layout of power in ancient China. The scenarios loosely depict allegiances and territories controlled by the warlords as according to the novel, although gameplay does not follow events in the novel after the game begins.

[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Rush'n Attack (USA) in 09:35.3 by Randil, MESHUGGAH & aiqiyou.
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- Uses death to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
In this game, two jovial brightly-colored soldiers infiltrate enemy forces. Everyone here runs around menacingly, and bullets are a bit slower than a housecat.

This run saves 20 frames over the previous one by stepping on a mine with the second player in the final stage.

Note: The name of this game is Rush’n Attack. The 'n does not stand alone as a contraction of and, unlike Ghosts ’n Goblins. Given the theme of the game, the pun on “Russian Attack” is quite obvious.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]NES Shadowgate (USA) in 04:17.09 by DrD2k9, Zekna & Randil.
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- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Storybook
Shadowgate is a storybook game in which you wake up in front of a big castle and must make your way through it solving a variety of puzzles.

This run created by DrD2k9, Zekna & Randil is an improvement of 23 frames over the previous run of the game.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]NES Shadow of the Ninja (JPN) "2 players" in 08:25.3 by dragonxyk.
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
In the year 2029, evil Emperor Garuda somehow establishes a dictatorial government in the United States. After many lives are lost, two ninjas attempt to overthrow him.

Shadow of the Ninja is one of the rare games in which constantly jumping and slashing is faster than regular running. The author makes sure to use this move extensively both to travel and to deal damage to enemies, and so it may seem that the ninja has a severe case of ADHD.

This game was released in Europe as Blue Shadow and in Japan as Kage.

dragonxyk improves the previous run by 1:05.11 minutes by using 2 player mode and intentional deaths to speed up gameplay.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Skate or Die! (USA) in 02:19.37 by simillarian.
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- Genre: Sport
Skate or Die! is a skateboarding game featuring five events: Freestyle ramp, high jump, downhill jam, downhill race, and pool joust. The player accumulates points by doing tricks or, in some events, by defeating the opponent.

In this run, simillarian completes all five events as quickly as possible by taking optimal routes and manipulating the AI. See the author's comments for details.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Solomon's Key (USA) in 11:31.68 by ninespaces.
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- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Puzzle
Solomon’s Key is a puzzle platform game with an old clumsy magician who has the power of creating and destroying platforms. And through that power, he saves the world.

This movie uses warps. For a warpless version see [1795] NES Solomon's Key (USA) "best ending" by agwawaf in 25:09.58.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Space Shuttle Project (USA) in 54:30.01 by link_7777.
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Space Shuttle Project is an end to end simulation of space shuttle missions that was made by Absolute Entertainment.

The object of Space Shuttle Project is to successfully launch and fly one of NASA's historic Space Shuttles as a shuttle commander. Gameplay is composed of several different types of missions, each broken up into short mini-games.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Spy Hunter (USA) in 05:56.86 by link_7777.
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- 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: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Star Voyager (USA) in 13:29.53 by HeyHorhey.
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Star Voyager is an outer space shooter for the Nintendo Entertainment System. The gameplay is a first-person shooter from inside the cockpit of a spaceship. The player navigates "sub spaces" of a larger "world map." Gameplay takes place between different subspaces.

[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]NES Streemerz: Super Strength Emergency Squad Zeta (any,r2) "Streeeeemerz Mode" in 05:03.33 by adelikat, Aglar, Mothrayas, Really_Tall & Samsara.
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