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[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]PCECD Castlevania: Rondo of Blood (JPN) in 23:17.78 by arukAdo.
Mednafen/PCEjin movie (.mc2) (date: 2009-08-14)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 58.22 MB, length: 27:44)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 62.03 MB, length: 27:44)
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Submission #2326 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.5 (26.5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Castlevania: Rondo of Blood (1993) is an important milestone in the Castlevania series and a predecessor to the even more successful Symphony of the Night. This game was ported two years later to the SNES as Dracula X.

In this installment of a popular TV show, a miserable little pile of secrets known as Richter Belmont is once again called to have it at a savior mankind needs so ill. Armed with his trusty key and a question mark nicknamed 'Vampire Killer', he makes sure no candleholder remains standing in Dracula's castle. Eager to just get it over with, he plows through without as much as a slightest regard to his purple-haired girlfriend and some other people still imprisoned there. It seems what little time one has to spare in a TAS is best spent moonwalking and yelling at the screen, anyway.

A slower version of this run taking only the regular stages is available. Due to this movie being faster, that submission was cancelled, yet there are arguably more entertaining moments in the cancelled submission (the author recommends stage 4 in particular).

[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]PCECD Double Dragon II: The Revenge (JPN) in 11:57.73 by arukAdo.
Mednafen/PCEjin movie (.mc2) (date: 2009-12-29)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 33.79 MB, length: 17:09)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 45.4 MB, length: 17:09)
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Submission #2507 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.0 (15 votes)
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- 2 Players
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Fighting
Rather different from both the NES version and arcade versions of this game, this version of Double Dragon 2 features higher resolution graphics much closer to that of the SNES iterations of the series. Notably, many of the glitches present in the NES version are absent here, yielding slower yet arguably no less entertaining gameplay.

[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]PCECD Final Zone II (USA) in 08:07.11 by Mothrayas.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2017-07-16)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 20.4 MB, length: 13:10)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 22.54 MB, length: 13:10)
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Submission #5585 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.3 (6 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Shooter
Award - Exotic platforms TAS of 2017
Final Zone II is a top down shooter in which you control various soldiers throughout the game. The objective of the game is to fight an enemy army led by "ZOD", who is a mass murderer and killed some of your commando friends. There are several manga-style cutscenes in the game, all of which have been really cheesily dubbed to English. The game also features the "best" song to ever feature in a video game, that is, Momoco's theme (which you'll hear in Round 4).

Mothrayas defeats Ruman in record time.

If you want to see the game being riffed along with all the cutscenes, we recommend watching the videos by retsupurae:
Part 1
Part 2

[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]PCECD Kaze Kiri: Ninja Action (JPN) in 15:31.62 by arukAdo.
Mednafen/PCEjin movie (.mc2) (date: 2010-02-14)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 37.08 MB, length: 20:13)
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Submission #2556 — Author's comments
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Rating: 5.7 (13 votes)
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- Best ending
- Uses easiest difficulty
- Genre: Action
In this obscure title for an obscure platform, our ninja hero must fight his way through a horde of enemy ninja who attack from every angle in order to rescue the girl.

Join arukAdo in this exciting adventure as he slices through his enemies and their defenses like a hot chainsaw through fresh butter (and beats up the girl too).

We also have an alternate version of this run which plays on hard difficulty. The only difference between difficulty levels is enemy hit points, which is normally grounds for playing on the easiest possible difficulty (to improve speed and entertainment).

[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]PCECD Prince of Persia (USA) in 05:14.31 by Challenger.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2017-09-23)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 10.81 MB, length: 10:43)
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Submission #5654 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.4 (4 votes)
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Prince of Persia is a 2D platformer that is commonly regarded as a progenitor of the cinematic platform genre. Rather than following the more common jump-and-run mechanics, it focuses on careful advancement through fairly complex levels, emphasizing the protagonist's vulnerability and survival aspect. Rotoscoping technique is used to give more realism to the animation of the characters' movements.

This run by Challenger, done on the TurboGrafx CD port of the game, defeats Jaffar in record time, by setting the speed to the fastest one available.

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