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Total movies: 221


[Tier: Vault]32X Knuckles' Chaotix (JPN/USA) in 35:07.7 by Upthorn.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2006-06-02)
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Rating: 6.1 (29 votes)
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- Forgoes warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Platform
Knuckles' Chaotix is a Sonic game that doesn't feature Sonic. The story follows Knuckles the Echidna as he tries to save his friends from Dr. Robotnik, one at a time, by tying an elastic band of "ring energy" between himself and each of them.

The gameplay is similar to that of earlier Sonic games, and after each stage, the next level is selected via roulette. These roulettes and the game's cutscenes comprise about 66% of the total movie length, so we recommend skipping through them.

In the site's first 32X publication, Upthorn uses a number of glitches (of which the most prominent is zipping through walls) to complete most of the levels tens of seconds faster than intended.


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]32X Spider-Man: Web of Fire (World) in 06:45.48 by Aqfaq & mmbossman.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2011-07-06)
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Rating: 6.7 (14.5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
Spider-Man: Web of Fire, one of the last games to be released on the ill-fated 32X, follows our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man's battle with the evil forces of the neo-Nazi organization H.Y.D.R.A.

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

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


[Tier: Vault]32X Tempo (JPN/USA) in 14:52.62 by adelikat.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2010-03-14)
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Rating: 6.1 (15 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses easiest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
In this odd but colorful game for the 32X, our hero Tempo, armed with killer dance moves and a limited ability to fly, must defend the Planet Rhythmia from the evil King Dirge who is trying to sap the planet of its rhythm.

This movie is a 3 second improvement in the "pool" room of the last level. The first 14 minutes of the movie are identical.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis 3 Ninjas Kick Back (USA) in 10:57.3 by Challenger.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2017-01-22)
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- 2 Players
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
3 Ninjas Kick Back is a traditional platform game based on the movie of the same name. Each one of the three ninjas has unique weapons and abilities. All three of them can run, duck, crawl, climb, jump, as well as hang on trees, ropes, and so on. You'll encounter many obstacles and enemies, both regular and boss-like, which you'll have to overcome and defeat.

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


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Aero the Acro-Bat (USA) in 29:39.23 by Exonym.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2011-10-05)
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Rating: 7.3 (11 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
Aero the Acro-Bat is the tale of a bat who has to defend his circus from an angry clown and his horde of minions. Watch as Aero bounces, glides and soars through this game with even greater ease than before, 1:10.96 faster than the previous run due to a variety of small improvements.

This game also features the first appearance of another Sunsoft character, Zero the Kamikaze Squirrel.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle (USA) in 05:27.8 by Aqfaq.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2008-02-28)
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Obsoletes movie #788 (06:46.77)
Rating: 6.6 (28.5 votes)
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Before Sonic the Hedgehog, there was Alex Kidd.

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


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Alien Soldier (JPN) in 18:32.27 by Dammit & Truncated.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2009-09-02)
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Submission #2386 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.0 (26 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter
VISUALSHOCK! SPEEDSHOCK! SOUNDSHOCK!
NOW IS TIME TO THE 68000 HEART ON FIRE!

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

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


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Alien Storm in 13:58.35 by martandelus.
Bizhawk movie (.bkm) (date: 2014-08-18)
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Rating: 5.8 (5 votes)
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Shooter
Alien Storm is a 1990 beat 'em up arcade game by Sega.The aliens are invading Earth, and it's up to the "Alien Busters" to wipe them out and destroy their creator.

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


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Alisia Dragoon (JPN/USA) in 13:33.72 by Toothache.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2010-01-17)
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Submission #2537 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.4 (16 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
When Alisia Dragoon was just a little girl, she watched her father being tortured and killed in front of her. For some reason, she was allowed to leave, grow up and somehow swallow a Tesla coil in order to seek her revenge through electrical zappy death. Or at least that's the amount of plot that is needed to understand this game.

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


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Altered Beast (JPN/USA,r2) in 05:53.3 by nesrocks.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2007-06-25)
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Rating: 6.4 (42 votes)
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- 2 Players
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Altered Beast is originally an arcade game. In each level, the player must collect 3 powerups in order to transform into a powerful beast and fight the boss of that level. This game was one of the first games of the Sega Genesis system, and was first bundled with it.

This might look like it's an auto-scrolling game, but in fact the scroll speed depends on the number of enemies on screen. The player tries to kill all enemies as soon as possible to increase the scroll speed, using 2 characters to maximize this process. Almost 30 seconds were saved compared to the previous version.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Astérix and the Great Rescue (USA) in 26:38.56 by Arcree.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2016-12-20)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
The game is based on the popular French comics series Astérix. It is 50 B.C., and the entire Gaul (today's France) is conquered by the Romans. Only one village still remains independent, thanks to the incredible powers of its two great warriors, Asterix and Obelix. In the game, they must first of all liberate the village Orvio and rescue their friend Dogmatix.

The player can play as either Asterix or Obelix. They make their way through platform levels, fighting enemies by punching them, and jumping to access higher ares or to avoid falling down. There are also some items that the player can collect, such as bombs, with which the player can overcome obstacles and advance in the game.


[Tier: Vault]Genesis B.O.B. (USA/Europe) in 52:57.85 by Toothache.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2010-10-03)
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Rating: 5.6 (12 votes)
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
On his way for a date with a bodacious babe, B.O.B. manages to total his parent's car and finds himself crashlanding on a heinous planet full of gnarly robots bogus aliens. B.O.B. must fight, spring, and fly his way to his dream girl!

[Tier: Vault]Genesis Back to the Future Part III (USA) in 03:49.58 by Kiske.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2014-02-13)
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Rating: 5.2 (7 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
Back to the Future III is a collection of four arcade games. Marty McFly and Doc Brown have traveled back through time to the year 1885 – and they're soon deep in trouble when they face "Mad Dog" Tannen's gang and have to find a way to return to the present. This game takes four scenes from the Hollywood movie Back to the Future III and turns them into arcade sequences: Buckboard Chase, Shooting Gallery, Pie Throwing, and The Train.

Note that the Genesis version is normally this dark due to a programming error in the game, and not an emulation bug.

Author Kiske runs through this short game using superhuman movements and a pause trick to manipulate luck.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Batman (USA/Europe) in 11:06.2 by arkiandruski.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2007-03-21)
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Rating: 6.5 (27 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Batman is a game that closely follows the plot of the Tim Burton movie of the same name. In it, you follow Batman from the beginning of the movie through the birth and the death of the Joker.

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


[Tier: Vault]Genesis Batman Forever (World) in 15:27.02 by Keirden.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2012-06-13)
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Rating: 6.2 (8.5 votes)
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- 2 Players
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Fighting
- Genre: Platform
Based on the 1995 action movie, Batman Forever is a critically panned sidescrolling beat 'em up. 2 players can take control of Batman and his circus acrobat sidekick Robin to battle Two-Face and The Riddler and other standard lackeys. It combines the Mortal Kombat engine with a generic sidescroller.

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


[Tier: Vault]Genesis Batman Returns (USA) in 09:30.03 by maTO.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2017-05-25)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
Areas include the rooftops of Gotham City, Max Shreck's department store, the Red Triangle Circus and the sewers. Besides run-and-jump action, there's also a lot of combat in the game, as many of the Penguin's henchmen stand in Batman's way. He can knock them out with punches and kicks and a number of extra weapons stored in his utility belt. These include batarangs, which come in standard and self-seeking varieties, and smoke bombs that stun enemies for a while. In addition, Batman can shoot from his grappling gun and unleash a deadly swarm of bats towards enemies. All of these weapons have limited ammo, however, that must be collected.

[Tier: Vault]Genesis Beavis and Butt-Head (USA) in 09:27.03 by adelikat.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2007-12-17)
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Rating: 5.4 (25 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
A game where you must assemble your shredded-up ticket to go to a heavy metal concert.

This movie is a 47.4 second improvements over the previous movie. Much of the improvements are a result of using the 2-player option where the player can control both characters simultaneously rather than one at a time.


[Tier: Vault]Genesis Bible Adventures "Baby Moses" in 02:00.37 by Aglar.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2011-06-24)
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Rating: 5.1 (24 votes)
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- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform
Bible Adventures is one of many unlicensed games produced by Wisdom Tree. This particular game offers three modes of play.

This run plays through the "Baby Moses" mode, of how his mother "got a papyrus basket for him ... and placed the child in it and put it ... along the bank of the Nile". This apparently entails avoiding a horde of enemies in the process.

Thus, before Moses can let his people go, Aglar goes as fast as possible by taking a page from the wrong Bible book and walking on water (wouldn't that have made crossing the Red Sea just a little bit easier?) as well as directly through many of the enemies and obstacles preventing one from reaching the right edge of the level.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Blades of Vengeance "warps" in 05:02.71 by Kiske.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2014-12-13)
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Rating: 6.9 (5 votes)
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- 2 Players
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
Blades of Vengeance is a platform game incorporating light RPG elements and character styling, reminiscent of Gods by The Bitmap Brothers. The Dark Lady has unleashed hordes of monsters whom the protagonist must slay. The player can choose from three main characters - the Huntress, Warrior and Sorcerer, all of which have different abilities. Throughout the game the player has the option to improve their powers by collecting armour and weapons (such as a mace and a crossbow) or by using spells. Each of the eight stages ends with a boss.

[Tier: Moons]Genesis Blaster Master 2 (USA) in 25:29.22 by JXQ.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2007-11-26)
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Rating: 5.9 (25 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
Jason and his magical jumping tank, "S.O.P.H.I.A.", are back, this time in glorious 16-bit graphics (and not so glorious sound). Much like its predecessor, the player must alternate between sidescrolling and overhead views to collect parts for the tank and vanquish evil.

This movie abuses death to a large degree to obliterate the game in record time.


[Tier: Vault]Genesis Bonanza Bros. (USA v1.1) in 08:53.79 by SprintGod & Spikestuff.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2015-01-20)
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Rating: 5.3 (5 votes)
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- 2 Players
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
Bonanza Bros. (1991) is a shooter-platform game that was first released in the arcades and then ported to the Sega Genesis, and can be played in a cooperative 2 player mode.

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

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

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


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Boogerman: A Pick and Flick Adventure (USA) in 20:14.0 by Kiske.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2014-02-05)
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Rating: 6.5 (6 votes)
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- Genre: Platform
Boogerman is a jump-and-run game where the protagonist flicks boogers and farts at enemies in order to stand a chance against the evil Boogermeister. The game features about 20 levels of dirt, slime and bad taste in worlds like "Mucous Mountains", "The Pits" and "Flatulent Swamps".

[Tier: Moons]Genesis Bram Stoker's Dracula (USA) in 11:45.74 by CReTiNo.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2015-10-02)
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Rating: 5.3 (5 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Bram Stoker's Dracula is based on the 1992 horror film of the same name. This is a typical platform type of video game. You play as Johnathan Harker, as you fight your way through bats, wolves, zombies, skeletons... and yes, Dracula himself.

[Tier: Vault][Console-verified]Genesis Bubba 'n' Stix (USA) in 13:49.98 by maTO.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2010-02-10)
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Rating: 6.0 (10 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
Here's another run-of-the-mill platformer, released concurrently for the Amiga and Genesis/Mega Drive. Bubba, a delivery man for the local zoo, is abducted one day by aliens; accompanied by the appropriately-named sentient stick Stix they must try to find a way back home. As this run demonstrates, this takes a lot less time than you might expect.

See this run replayed on console.


[Tier: Vault]Genesis Cadash (USA) in 21:55.23 by nifboy.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2006-02-21)
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Rating: 5.6 (23 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
Cadash isn't the most straightforward of platformers, seeing how you can actually gain levels and buy items in this one. There are also mandatory items to fetch and quests to complete in order to advance.

This is actually nifboy's third movie of Cadash, and the first one considered worth publishing. This means that the author hasn't just thrown something together, but rather planned and optimized everything carefully.

Note that the author dies twice in the movie. Both deaths were of course intentional and saved time. For details about these deaths as well as things that were skipped, see the submission text.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Castle of Illusion: Starring Mickey Mouse (USA) in 17:33.03 by Aglar.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2011-10-15)
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Rating: 7.3 (9 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
Castle of Illusion is one of the earlier games for the Genesis. Mickey must collect seven jewels to reach the final boss and save Minnie. He attacks enemies either by flinging apples at them, or by smothering them with his cast-iron buttocks.

This run is around 50 seconds faster than the previous run, thanks to new tricks/glitches and better optimisation. Please read the author's comments for more information on the new tricks and glitches.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Castlevania: Bloodlines (USA) "Eric Lecarde" in 27:41.93 by Samhain-Grim & Truncated.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2008-11-08)
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Rating: 8.4 (46.5 votes)
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- Uses a suboptimal character
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Castlevania's foray onto the Genesis sees two protagonists duke it out with Dracula and his minions: John Morris and Eric Lecarde. John Morris carries the famed whip, and Eric Lecarde wields a spear.

This run sees Eric Lecarde take his turn against the vast minions of Dracula. While Lecarde moves slightly faster than Morris, lag from his magic spear had to be taken into account more often, and he is weaker against bosses. For more precise details, see the authors' detailed submission text for Morris.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Castlevania: Bloodlines (USA) "John Morris" in 27:36.17 by Samhain-Grim & Truncated.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Castlevania's foray onto the Genesis sees two protagonists duke it out with Dracula and his minions: John Morris and Eric Lecarde. John Morris carries the famed whip, and Eric Lecarde wields a spear.

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


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Chakan: The Forever Man (USA/Europe) "100%" in 17:22.93 by zoboner.
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- Genre: Platform
Chakan: The Forever Man is a fairly standard platform game in which you control a dead guy (Chakan has lost his soul) through many levels of hack and slash platforming. The ultimate goal is defeat all the bad-guys and so finally achieve inner-peace.

The story-line (if you can call it that) does give this game an interesting image and it is much darker than most other titles available on the Genesis.

This is a full completion run, which, compared to the any% branch, beats some additional levels and collects all items.

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


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Chakan: The Forever Man (USA/Europe) in 10:42.38 by zoboner.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
This movie here is one that makes little to no sense to someone who isn't familiar with the game. The main character can move very fast and the dark graphics don't help in figuring out what's going on. There is a lot more going on in this movie than meets the eye. For example, the player uses a secret warp involving combining the alchemy potions that are scattered throughout the levels.

This improves the previous run of the game by 29.5 seconds thanks to a route change.

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


[Tier: Vault]Genesis Chuck Rock (USA) in 08:51.43 by adelikat.
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- Genre: Platform
Ophelia Rock has been kidnapped by local bully Gary Gritter and taken to his hangout in the creepy dinosaur graveyard. It's up to Chuck the caveman to come to her rescue in this comical platformer.

This is a 9.83 second improvement over the previous movie. Much of the improvement comes from new shortcuts and tricks.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Chuck Rock II: Son of Chuck (USA) in 17:58.42 by Truncated.
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Long after Chuck Rock rescues his significant other, they are married and have a son. In this game, Chuck is kidnapped, and it's up to his son to rescue him!

With the help of new tricks and more precise actions, Truncated has shaved 32.25 seconds off of the previous movie. See the author's comments for an explanation of the new tricks as well as detailed comments on the improvements made in each level.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Comix Zone (USA) in 09:34.88 by xoinx & XYZ.
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Comix Zone (1995) is a game with an interesting setting: player takes a role of Sketch Turner, the cartoonist whose comic book turned against him, with its main villain coming to the physical world and throwing Sketch inside his own book. There are two different endings to this game — this movie shows the "good" one.

This is an improvement of 44.4 seconds to the previous movie by xoinx, coming from route changes, more strategic use of Power Fist, and other changes (read authors' comments for more details).


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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]Genesis Crack Down (USA) "1 player" in 09:14.18 by Arcree.
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- Uses death to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Shooter
Crack Down (クラックダウン) is a run and gun arcade game originally released by Sega in 1989, and ported to the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis in 1990.

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

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


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Crusader of Centy (USA) in 43:40.17 by Eratyx.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
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Crusader of Centy (1994), also known as Soleil, tells the story of a teenage boy saving humanity from monsters that might or might not actually be evil. To his aid he has up to two pets at a time granting him some special ability.

The movie takes advantage of the way the game calculates movement speed to make some seemingly impossible long jumps and skip large parts of some rooms.


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

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


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

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


[Tier: Moons]Genesis DecapAttack (USA/Europe) in 19:35.88 by Sonikkustar.
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Decap Attack is a Genesis exclusive game starring the mummy Chuck D. Head who's on a quest to stop an underworld army. To do so, Chuck must overcome several dangers, such as clever fishes, seals with sunglasses, and maniac bulldozers. At his disposal, Chuck has several ability-enhancing potions, as well as a spare skull to chuck at his enemies.

This is a 29 second improvement over the previous run of this game.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Desert Demolition (USA/Europe) "Road Runner" in 04:18.42 by Ferret Warlord.
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- Genre: Platform
Desert Demolition captures the theme and style of the popular Warner Brothers Road Runner shorts to create an entertaining game where the stage hazards and layouts change based on your character choice.

This run features Road Runner, who uses his insane speed to avoid or even plow through Wile E. Coyote's many traps.

For a Wile E. Coyote version of the game by the same author, click here.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Desert Demolition (USA/Europe) "Wile E. Coyote" in 05:01.02 by Ferret Warlord.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
Desert Demolition captures the theme and style of the popular Warner Brothers Road Runner shorts to create an entertaining game where the stage hazards and layouts change based on your character choice.

This run features Wile E. Coyote, who uses his guile and Acme traps to surprise and attempt to catch Road Runner. It also has a (not so) surprise ending.

For a Road Runner version of the game by the same author, click here.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Disney's Aladdin (USA) in 10:04.86 by Flip.
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- Genre: Platform
A typical Disney game featuring all the characters from the movie.

This is an improvement of 14.6 seconds over the previous movie thanks to better optimisation, better use of resources and better speed control around corners.

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


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

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

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


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Disney's Toy Story (USA) in 20:28.9 by Jimmie1717.
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Based on the 1995 Disney Pixar movie of the same name, this game tells the story of a toy cowboy named 'Woody' and his jealousy over his owner's new toy, a 'Buzz Lightyear' figurine. Like its movie counterpart, this game features revolutionary graphics for its era and (for the most part) a unique musical score. The game also has a few different modes of play: most stages work like standard platformers, though there are racing stages and even a maze-exploration stage.

Jimmie1717 improves the previous TAS by 43.03 seconds, thanks to turning the storyline off and better optimisation.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Double Dragon (USA) in 03:17.47 by Dimon12321.
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- Unofficial game
- Genre: Fighting
The Genesis version of Double Dragon, released by Accolade without license from Sega, is considered the most faithful port of the original arcade game. In addition, due to the more powerful hardware on the Genesis, the slowdown problems from the original 8-bit game have been fixed.

In this movie, Dimon12321 kicks, punches, and whips his way through the game, making short work of any Black Warriors that dare to challenge him.

For more beat 'em up action, see the run on the NES version.


[Tier: Vault]Genesis Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine (USA) in 07:15.7 by Flip.
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Sega's equivalent to Kirby's Avalanche gets its own movie. We all know these games by now, clump together alike beans in long combo chains to chuck mess onto your opponent, and win by blocking up opponent’s screen. Just the third column will suffice.

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

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


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]Genesis Dungeons & Dragons: Warriors of the Eternal Sun (USA/Europe) in 22:15.22 by ars4326.
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- Genre: RPG
During the prolonged campaign known as the Goblin Wars, the Goblin Army gathered one night to amass a final assault upon Duke Hector Barrik's Castle. In the middle of this decisive battle, however, both armies were suddenly interrupted by a great earthquake as a vortex violently manifested itself in the midnight sky. Friend and foes alike were sucked up and taken into this void. On the other side, the Duke's Castle and its inhabitants mysteriously found themselves deposited within a hollow valley, securely guarded by impossibly high cliffs illuminated by a flaring red sun overhead. Per the Duke's urgent request, four adventurers are summoned and commissioned with the task of exploring this strange new land, in hopes of finding allies to establish trade with.

In ars4326's run, the ground work laid by the previous TASer, A Jesus Fan, is improved upon in this 7+ minute improvement. Most notably, only a single Thief is used throughout due to a programming exploit which allows him to inflict waves of constant critical damage while fighting in dungeons. In addition, a newly discovered reloading trick is used to skip the game's only required overworld fight in the Azcan Jungle. Also, new route strategies and movement optimizations are featured.

Finally, the ending input has been corrected to showcase the game's entire ending upon completing the final dungeon.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Dynamite Headdy (USA) in 33:22.82 by emu.
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Dynamite Headdy (1994) is an often-overlooked action/platformer gem whose main hero, a star puppet named Headdy, can attack his enemies by shooting his detachable head at them.

During the span of the game, Headdy must defeat the evil puppet king Dark Demon who captured his friends' home town, the Keymasters that guard the path to the villain, and Headdy's lifelong rival Trouble Bruin, who is eager to take his place in the production.

To prevent all those bad things from happening, Headdy has a nice arsenal of interchangeable heads that are used both to attack enemies and to aid traveling, which brings enough variety to entertain the viewer throughout the movie.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Earnest Evans (USA) in 07:36.54 by Samsara.
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Earnest Evans is an Indiana Jones-esque treasure hunter who has to go through various levels and settings and battle hordes of monsters and bosses.

Samsara knocks off another 14.94 seconds to the previously published movie, thanks to new tricks used and better optimisation.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Earthworm Jim 2 (USA) in 21:15.06 by YamiAmarillo.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
We follow our hero, Earthworm Jim, as he attempts to foil the evil Psycrows' plan to steal away the beautiful Princess What's-Her-Name.

YamiAmarillo beats this quirky game in record time, via the use of various tricks and glitches, as well as using the easiest difficulty to minimize the in-between level mini-games.


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

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

This run plays on the hardest difficulty mode.

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


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Console-verified]Genesis Ecco the Dolphin (USA) in 20:44.95 by Itresad.
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- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Puzzle
Ecco the Dolphin is a game where you control a fast, but hard to maneuver dolphin who travels into hostile environment to save the other dolphins after a freak waterspout storm.

This run improves the previous one through better execution, a new route and new glitches. As in the previous run, damage is avoided, as it almost always slows Ecco down. At the same time, a major new glitch allowing Ecco to go through nearly any wall was not used because the frequency of its use would make the run very repetitive.

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[Tier: Moons]Genesis El Viento (JPN/USA) in 09:40.6 by SuperHappy.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
El Viento done 39.15 seconds faster than the previous run by the same author. The improvements come mainly from using frame advance.

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

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

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


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

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


[Tier: Vault]Genesis Fantasia (USA/Europe) in 09:27.18 by maTO.
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
Fantasia is the title of a side-scrolling video game developed by Infogrames and produced by Sega for its own Mega Drive/Genesis system. The game was loosely based on the film of the same name.

In the game, the player controls Mickey Mouse as the Sorcerer's Apprentice through various side-scrolling levels in an attempt to collect musical notes that somehow went missing whilst he was asleep. The game's four levels were based on amalgamations of the segments of Fantasia, each one around the elements: water (The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Dance of the Reed Flutes and Arabian Dance), earth (The Rite of Spring), air (Russian Dance, Pastoral Symphony and Dance of the Hours) and fire (Night on Bald Mountain, Toccata and Fugue in D Minor). The player defeats various enemies by jumping on them or by collecting magical bubbles that could be used to shoot at enemies as projectiles. In each level, the player collects a certain number of hidden magical notes in order for the song to play once again.

In this run, maTO makes his way through the game as fast as possible.


[Tier: Vault]Genesis Fatal Labyrinth (JPN/USA) in 06:46.25 by plusminus.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Fatal Labyrinth is an early Genesis turn-based dungeon crawler. It consists of 30 floors/levels and a final battle.

The object of each floor is to reach the stairs that take you up to the next floor. Normally this involves lots of exploring, collecting equipment, and fighting with numerous monsters; but, this being a TAS, you don't see so much of that.


[Tier: Vault][Notable improvement]Genesis Flashback: The Quest for Identity (USA) in 22:29.99 by Alyosha.
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- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
Flashback is a prince of Persia style platformer for the Sega Genesis. It has some major glitches which allow for large portions of this otherwise long game to be skipped. The present TAS implements a new version of the Walk through walls glitch along with improved routing to save over a minute over the previous (formerly, the longest non-obsoleted) run.

[Tier: Vault]Genesis Flicky (USA/Europe) in 15:13.25 by ptorflaxendrosis.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Flicky is an arcade styled Genesis game in which a small blue bird (Flicky) tries to rescue some other bird's children. In doing so, he must travel through a series of houses, some being in Egypt, others in space. He must avoid the tigers and chameleons who just happen to be in the houses too, and occasionally he takes a break to look through the windows and see an undressed lady posing.

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

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


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

[Tier: Vault]Genesis Generations Lost (USA/Europe) in 07:45.53 by maTO.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Generations Lost is an action-platformer developed for the Sega Genesis by Pacific Softscape and released by Time Warner Interactive in 1994. The player takes on the role of a young adventurous man named Monobe who is searching for the past of his people. He is equipped with an arm-mounted device called an "e-rad" and what is believed to be magic armor. These devices allow Monobe to project energy bolts and create energy ropes to swing on, in addition to basic fighting skills, running, jumping, and rolling. The player must use his skills and his devices to traverse the many strange lands of the game.

In this run, maTO runs, jumps, rolls, and swings his way throughout the world to find the mysterious past of his people.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]Genesis Ghostbusters (JPN/USA) in 16:44.31 by Soig.
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- Genre: Platform
Set after the events of the first movie, Sega's Ghostbusters follows the further adventures of Peter, Ray, and Egon, as the make their way through six cases in an attempt to piece together a mysterious stone tablet.

Completely different than the Activision title of the same name, the Genesis Ghostbusters is a side-scrolling platformer that has the boys in gray running through houses, apartments, a burning house and a high-rise for starters as they battle a myriad of ghosts with their proton blasters. When the Ghostbusters face off against a boss ghost, they have the ability to trap them the traditional way.

Peter, Ray, and Egon each have different abilities, and can purchase weapon and life upgrades from shops throughout the levels. Other familiar faces make an appearance, as Slimer offers power-ups, and the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man returns to settle the score from the movie.

In this new attempt Soig improves his previous movie by 3:55.83 minutes.


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

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


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Gods (USA) in 07:29.73 by Aqfaq.
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Final boss skip glitch
- Genre: Platform
Gods is a game about someone who wants to become a god and gain immortality. This is a delicate and paradoxical issue, because temporal immortality can be bought at just about every shop in this game, but the hero still dies numerous times.

Another fun aspect is bomb-jumping, which allows both higher jumps and traveling vertically through walls. Almost the whole 2nd half of the game is skipped with this trick! However, it is not verified whether this trick will work on an actual console.

This is the author's latest version, improved by another 132 frames.


[Tier: Stars]Genesis Golden Axe (JPN/USA,r1) in 07:01.95 by Mukki.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Fighting
A classic hack'n'slash arcade type game, which sports ridable creatures and magic. The author abuses the simplistic AI to make enemies commit suicide by jumping off cliffs.

This movie is about 7 seconds faster than the previous version.


[Tier: Vault]Genesis Golden Axe III (JPN) in 15:56.28 by wwmarx.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Fighting
Buff guy and Kitty guy run around and kill things. Kitty guy swings on Buff guy's sword. Things die.

More seriously, Golden Axe III is one of the sequels to the original Golden Axe. One notable change is that players can now pick several different routes through the game by making choices at certain intersections. Also, the two players can use a "team-up" attack for high damage, which is used very frequently in this movie.


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

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

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


[Tier: Moons]Genesis High Seas Havoc (USA) in 19:52.22 by philipptr.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
High Seas Havoc is essentially a Sonic game without the spin dash, wallzipping or any hedgehogs. Seals really are not as fast on land. But this one knows what he wants, for he is a pirate: Treasure!

In this movie, philipptr runs against all the hardships, enemies heads and bosses lives, all to get the treasure map and his beloved Bridget back.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (USA) in 06:40.03 by nitrogenesis.
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- Genre: Platform
In this cookie-cutter platformer based on the movie of the same name, watch as Kevin runs through levels sometimes doing unorthodox things like standing on toilet water to dodge the Wet Bandits and make it to his mom as fast as possible.

[Tier: Vault]Genesis Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (USA) in 06:43.12 by maTO.
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
In this action platformer loosely based on the famous film (and not to be confused with The Action Game or The Graphic Adventure), Indiana Jones travels the world to find the Holy Grail with whip in hand.

In this run, he grabs the Grail so fast you don't even see it coming — in fact the sequence in which the grail is chosen goes by before the screen finishes being drawn, so you don't even get to see that.


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

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

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


[Tier: Vault]Genesis Iron Man in 06:33.59 by Mothrayas.
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- Genre: Platform
Iron Man is an unlicensed bootleg Genesis game, made by a Russian developer team (best known as the Unknown Russian Developers, said to be known as Kudos or Kudos-Game) and released circa 2014. The same developers have made many bootleg Genesis games based off various licenses, including Mario 3: Around the World, Mario 4: Space Odyssey, Ben 10, and many more.

Mothrayas runs through the 120 screens of this game in record time.


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

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

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


[Tier: Moons]Genesis James Pond 2: Codename: RoboCod (USA/Europe) in 24:20.46 by Archanfel.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
In his second adventure, James Pond must retrieve the toys Dr. Maybe has stolen. Pond has been armed with an Inspector Gadget-style stretch device, which he can use to view higher areas or claw onto ceilings so as to slide across them.

If you noticed the pun in the title, it may not come as a surprise that the game's title screen music is an upbeat rendition of the RoboCop title theme.

Archanfel defeats the nefarious Dr. Maybe and retrieves Santa's presents in 24 minutes and 20.46 seconds.

We also have a run of James Pond 3: Operation Starfish.


[Tier: Vault][Notable improvement]Genesis James Pond 3: Operation Starfish (USA/Europe) in 29:08.33 by Flip.
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- Genre: Platform
James Pond 3: Operation Starfish (1993) is a platform game starring a super agile fish named James Pond, which has been Amiga's somewhat preemptive answer to Sonic the Hedgehog and Super Mario World games. The physics of this game allow for many interesting acrobatics, like running up the walls and ceilings at breakneck speed. As such, these abilities are abused to the point where, in some parts, Pond bounces around as fast as Sonic does.

Following the game's plot, the evil Dr. Maybe attempts to take over the dairy industry, for which he constructs a giant stronghold on the Moon. Because, as you probably know, its surface is made of cheese. The overworld map spans over 100 levels, but most of them are optional.

This run is the author's third submission of this game. The Cheese Mines and Stiltonium Machines were destroyed in order to reach the good ending. According to the author, the bad ending is about as bad as losing the game, as you get a non-standard game over instead of the ending.

He improves the previous run by 4:42.29, thanks to new glitch discoveries and better optimisation in many places. Please read the author's comments for more details.


[Tier: Vault]Genesis Jewel Master (USA) in 09:40.28 by arkiandruski.
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- Genre: Platform
Jewel Master chronicles the untold story of, well, the Jewel Master and his battle against evil. He has at his disposal magical rings that can be worn in different combinations and grant him extra powers.

Obviously, in this movie the author opts to use mostly the speed ring...


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

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

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


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

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

"Is that all?"

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

"Oooh, he not bad."

What's a referee doing in a gang anyway?


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Kid Chameleon (USA/Europe) in 12:47.52 by TheRandomPie_IV.
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- Uses warps
- Genre: Platform
In this fast-paced platformer, our hero, Casey, is faced with a virtual reality game which seems to make its participants disappear; he must make use of the ability to change into a variety of different forms with diverse abilities to get to the bottom of the mystery.

This run aims for the fastest possible path through the game in real time, and so manipulates the score counter in a few instances.

This is an improvement of a minute and a half to the previously published (five year old) run in this category.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Kid Chameleon (USA/Europe) "Maximum Levels" in 29:57.7 by TheRandomPie_IV.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes warps
- Genre: Platform
Kid Chameleon is the story of a kid trapped in an arcade machine, where he has to traverse many different kinds of levels from different "games" and can transform into many types of characters. It is rather convoluted, with the ability to take many paths to the last level.

Instead of taking the fastest path, this movie takes the longest path possible without backtracking, but does so as quickly as possible. Several new tricks originated in this run that only recently found their way into the any%.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis King's Bounty (USA/Europe) in 00:09.93 by gia & Aqfaq.
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- Genre: Strategy
Award - Lucky TAS of 2008
At TASVideos, even 10 second long movies are improved, and game characters become so powerful they don't even have to move in order to complete the game.

This improvement is a result of the previous movie's author joining forces with the author of a VBA bot used in a glitched-out Pokémon TAS. Together they've managed to shorten the solution by 14 frames with the help of a similarly-designed bot for Gens.

Note that, while input length is 10 seconds long, less than 0.3 seconds of it is actual gameplay!


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]Genesis Knuckles in Sonic the Hedgehog (any v1.1) in 13:05.29 by marzojr & WST.
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- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform
This is a hacked version of Sonic the Hedgehog. The title character is replaced by his rival, Knuckles. The levels remain unchanged.

There is more than just an appearance change to this game. Knuckles' abilities remain intact. If you haven't seen Sonic the Hedgehog completed before, you may wish to do so before seeing what a character with a spindash and gliding can accomplish.

There is also a run for a Tails hack of Sonic the Hedgehog, done by marzojr. It replaces Knuckles with Tails and gliding with flying.


A camhacked encode is provided with every duplicate link.

Note: An IPS patch for the hack can be downloaded here. It must be patched to REV 00.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Knuckles in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (World) "ring attack" in 45:01.63 by Evil_3D, WST & Zurggriff.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
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This game is what you get if you take Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and lock it onto Sonic & Knuckles. As the name suggests, what you get is simply Sonic the Hedgehog 2 with Knuckles the Echidna as the playable character. The levels remain mostly unchanged, save for the addition of a few monitors that can only be reached as Knuckles, whose abilities from Sonic and Knuckles (gliding, climbing walls, and jumping a little lower than Sonic) remain intact.

In this run, you'll see the zones of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (colloquially referred to as West Side Island in the Japanese manual) like you've never seen them before, as Knuckles uses every trick in the book to collect over five thousand rings, with only 11 throughout the game eluding his grasp. (For the time being, anyway...)


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Knuckles in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 in 17:41.85 by Zurggriff.
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- Takes damage to save time
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Platform
This is a version of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 with Sonic & Knuckles locked on it. The title character is replaced by his rival, Knuckles. The levels remain unchanged.

There is more than just an appearance change to this game. Knuckles' abilities remain intact. If you haven't seen Sonic the Hedgehog 2 completed before, you may wish to do so before seeing what a character with a spindash and gliding can accomplish.

The run is an improvement of 5.9 seconds in-game time over the predecessor movie. The author's comments contain a whole bunch of details.


Each second link or set of encodes uses a camhack, which forces the camera to focus on Knuckles while keeping the sprites on the foreground layer.

[Tier: Moons]Genesis Landstalker (USA) "100%" in 2:20:41.89 by ars4326.
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- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
Landstalker is a challenging adventure RPG developed by Climax Entertainment (who also helped develop the Sega Shining series). You play as an adventure-seeking treasure hunter named Nigel, an elf who's remarkably young-looking for his age (88!). After completing his latest bounty, he runs into a wood nymph named Friday who's being pursued over her alleged knowledge of the whereabouts of King Nole's treasures. After helping her evade her pursuers, the two team up as they set off for Mercator Island in search of the fabled fortune.

Are King Nole's treasures truly close by? Are they ripe for the taking, or still jealously guarded to this day...?

In ars4326's run, 100% completion is based on RTA strats and is defined as follows:

  • Collect all Life Stock (minus the shop in Kazalt)
  • Obtain all equipment
  • Collect all unique/key items
  • Complete all side quests
  • Activate all teleport trees

[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]Genesis Langrisser 2 (JPN) "all levels" in 1:56:46.59 by ars4326.
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Langrisser 2 (ラングリッサー2) is the acclaimed sequel to Warsong, never finding its way to an official release in English.

You are placed into the role of Elwin (descendent of Garrett/Redin), a wandering Swordsman who stops to rest from his journey at a small, obscure village. He soon finds himself, however, in a sudden conflict between an elite detachment of the Rayguard Empire and a peculiar young woman whom they are attempting to abduct. In desperation, her childhood friend Hein rushes toward Elwin and urgently pleads him to help fight off and thwart the Empire's plans. So much for rest...

Who is this young woman? Why is a major military power intent on capturing her? And what's this have to do with a legendary holy blade?

In ars4326's run, cunning strategy combines with heavy luck manipulation to produce a speedrun that completes all of the game's accessible stages (27 normal and 3 'hidden') in just under 2 hours. Virtually no level-grinding is found in this action-packed playthrough as Elwin & Co. seek to stop an Emperor's plans of uniting the continent with the power of an ancient demon sword!


The movie file and the primary downloadable (HQ) encode have the author's commentary as subtitles.

[Tier: Vault][Console-verified]Genesis Madou Monogatari I (JPN) in 15:29.05 by Aqfaq.
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- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: RPG
Madou Monogatari (魔導物語) is an RPG best described as 'strange'. The game has overly cute design and the battles are probably a little different than you would expect. The story revolves around a girl who is on a quest to pass her final exam in a magic school.

A defining moment is one of the cutscenes, where a slime is encountered and suddenly defeated by a strange girl bursting through a brick wall. Then, an equally strange armored knight drops in from the ceiling and the two of them proceed to ignore you and chase each other away.

The fast completion time is achieved mostly by using a random-effect spell, which has a small chance of producing a devastating elephant stomp (yeah, really). Naturally, in a TAS, the "small chance" gets a new meaning.

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


[Tier: Vault]Genesis Magical Taruruuto-Kun (JPN) in 15:12.22 by Aqfaq.
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This colorful game is based on the manga of the same name and features what appears to be a magical baby navigating through some unusual and fairly friendly looking enemies. Everything, particularly inanimate objects, has a face. The levels vary from suburbia to castles to clouds, and end with particularly unique bosses.

The main character's ability to glide sets this apart from many other platformers. The author uses this power frequently to both gain speed and to simply hover above helpless enemies.


[Tier: Vault]Genesis Mamono Hunter Youko: Dai 7 no Keishou (JPN) in 12:06.32 by maTO.
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Mamono Hunter Youko: Dai 7 no Keishou is a platformer developed by NCS Masaya published by Klon for the Sega Mega Drive exclusively in Japan in 1991. It is based off the manga and anime series Devil Hunter Yohko.

maTO makes his way through the game in record time.


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]Genesis Marble Madness (USA) in 02:39.45 by SprintGod.
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- Uses death to save time
- Genre: Racing
The Genesis remake of Marble Madness is not directly comparable to the original. In addition to having much worse audio quality, the rules on where (and what) the marble can go (and do) are relaxed, allowing for many shortcuts not possible on the NES.

This improvement by SprintGod is 10 seconds faster than adelikat's previous version.

See this run replayed on a real Genesis.


[Tier: Vault]Genesis Marko's Magic Football (USA) in 10:50.4 by maTO.
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- Genre: Platform
A mad scientist employed by the sinister Col. Brown has created sludge to turn people into sludge monsters! It has also imbued the football belonging to our hero, Marko, with magical powers, with which he hopes to stop the evil plot of the day.

Sadly, here he doesn't seem to care about the football very much, instead preferring to sprint on his own power to the end of the various levels.


[Tier: Vault]Genesis Marvel Land (USA) "100%" in 30:03.76 by RattleMan.
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- Genre: Platform
Marvel Land is a platform game released to arcades by Namco in 1989 and ported to the Genesis two years later. You are Talmit, a man trying to save the Marvel Land amusement park from the clutches of the evil King Mole. You must defeat all of King Mole's minions inside Marvel Land to save Princess Wondra and return peace to the land of Coni.

The author, RattleMan, chooses the hardest difficulty and collects all of the necessary items in order to finish the game with 100% completion.


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

[Tier: Moons]Genesis Mega Man: The Wily Wars (JPN) "Wily Tower" in 09:36.46 by jc564.
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- Genre: Platform
Mega Man: The Wily Wars is a collection of the first three NES Mega Man titles with enhanced graphics and sound. Along with the original games is the short game "Wily Tower", where special bosses exclusive to this game can be fought with your choice of any weapon from the first three games.

Jc564 abuses zipping glitches similar to those in the NES game runs to beat the entire tower in barely over nine and a half minutes.


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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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

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


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

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


[Tier: Vault]Genesis Might and Magic: Gates to Another World (USA/Europe) in 06:15.33 by Dammit.
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- Pacifist version
- Uses warps
- Genre: RPG
Might and Magic II: Gates to Another World is an RPG with some amazingly grand scope. Levels up to 255, hp to 65535, +63 weapons, battles with 255 opponents, time travel, and characters dying of old age.

This run takes care of money problems by finding a nameless, glitched party member and taking all his stuff. Teleportation is used in some places it normally can't be by resting to reset the forbidden flag. Walking backwards is employed when it reduces screen draw time. Temple blessings are used rather than a cleric, and items are used instead of a sorcerer.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Mr. Nutz (Europe) in 29:13.85 by Archanfel.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
This game is a classic side scrolling 2D platformer, about an anthropomorphic crazy squirrel Mr. Nutz. He is only one who can stop a dictatorship of yeti Mr. Blizzard and his henchmen who want establish eternal winter.

[Tier: Moons]Genesis Mr. Nutz (Europe) "100%" in 41:51.6 by Archanfel.
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- 100% completion
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
This game is a classic side scrolling 2D platformer, about an anthropomorphic crazy squirrel Mr. Nutz. He is only one who can stop a dictatorship of yeti Mr. Blizzard and his henchmen who want establish eternal winter.

[Tier: Moons]Genesis Mystic Defender (USA) in 05:38.32 by Aqfaq.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
Mystic Defender is the USA version of the Japanese game "孔雀王2" (Kujaku-Oh Ni, which means "The Peacock King 2"). Except for changing the clothing of the hero and deleting the intro and the names of the stages, everything seems to be the same.

Because Peacock the hero is not a very smart hero, he cannot walk and use his arms at the same time (a common video game character disability). Thus he must jump to be able to use his arms. If he is charging a bigger shot when he lands, he forgets to walk for a few frames, so you cannot charge up a shot too early. It's all very delicate.

This is a 35 second improvement over the previous movie by highness. Much of the improvement comes from an interesting glitch in the last level.

Warning: This movie has been rated PG-13 by the TVRA for Tool-Assisted Violence, Brief Nudity, and Inappropriate Glitch Abuse. Viewer discretion advised.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]Genesis Normy's Beach Babe-o-Rama (USA/Europe) in 10:20.73 by RobynS.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Based on the comic strip Making It, Normy's Beach Babe-o-Rama was released in 1994 by Electronic Arts. The plot is that Normy's hanging out with some beach babes when suddenly an evil alien ship beams them aboard! Normy recieves a note that he's the only one that can save them and so he uses some magic suntan lotion to travel through time to rescue them.

RobynS abuses Normy's dash to make quick work of the game's six levels, with the occasional glitch thrown in for good measure.


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

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


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

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


[Tier: Vault]Genesis Phantasy Star II (JPN) "warp glitch" in 07:39.46 by Jiseed.
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- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: RPG
Phantasy Star II, released in 1989, introduces us to the anti-utopian world of Mota, now dominated by the Mother Brain computer. Rolf, a government agent, is assigned the task of finding out why Mother Brain is malfunctioning, and yet his role in the destiny of Algo is far, far greater than anyone could imagine. Anyone, save one lone Esper. As the genetic construct Nei, the soldier Rudo, and others join him, can he topple the tyranny of Mother Brain and free Algo from an unholy evil?

Rolf and his friends, tired of all the violence they've seen, decide to take a pacifist route to save the Algol system with zero bloodshed. This run improves the old run by about 4 minutes through new glitches, including one that abuses the customized names of the characters to obtain some important items very early on. For more details, read the author's comments.


[Tier: Vault]Genesis Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom (USA) in 1:37:55.98 by Acmlm.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Phantasy Star III is often considered to be the black sheep of the series, but is still a unique RPG on its own, featuring 3 generations and multiple paths through the game. However, this run breaks the plot halfway through by glitching past the second generation quickly.

Like in other RPG runs, luck has been manipulated for many things. Although random encounters can't be completely avoided, no damage is ever taken except from bosses, and most of the leveling is done in a final rush.

Read the author's comments for more details on luck manipulation and the path taken through the game.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Phantasy Star IV (USA) "all sidequests" in 1:55:11.7 by janus.
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Uses death to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
In this final installment of the famous Phantasy Star series, the protagonist, while out on a routine assignment, uncovers evidence pointing to a sinister threat to the entire solar system. One thing leads to another and he and the rest of his party eventually find themselves fighting the root of all evil.

Even if killing the root of all evil would end everyone's problems, the team decides to take a few side jobs. As a result, they become even stronger and do things that would be impossible in a regular speedrun.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Phantasy Star IV (USA) "Blast from the Past" in 1:59:19.4 by janus.
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- 100% completion
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
In this final installment of the famous Phantasy Star series, the protagonist, while out on a routine assignment, uncovers evidence pointing to a sinister threat to the entire solar system. One thing leads to another and he and the rest of his party eventually find themselves fighting the root of all evil.

No reason to rush things though, right? In addition to completing all sidequests, the author also uncovers every single reference to Phantasy Star I and II in the game. An exhaustive list of these is found in the author's comments.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Phantasy Star IV (USA) in 1:26:34.35 by janus.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
In this final installment of the famous Phantasy Star series, the protagonist, while out on a routine assignment, uncovers evidence pointing to a sinister threat to the entire solar system. One thing leads to another and he and the rest of his party eventually find themselves fighting the root of all evil. Such a quest would normally take at least ten hours, but with copious amounts of luck manipulation, it can be reduced to just under an hour and a half.

This is an improvement of about 1 minute and 48 seconds over the previous version by the same author.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Pink Panther in Pink Goes to Hollywood (USA) in 14:50.91 by wesen.
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- Genre: Platform
Pink Panther in: Pink Goes to Hollywood is a platformer from Manley and Associates released in 1993, which was published in Europe and the US by TecMagic and in Japan by Altron (where it was simply known as Pink Panther). The game follows the Pink Panther's adventures across numerous film sets in Hollywood, trying to find fame and fortune while eluding the tenacious Inspector Clouseau.

wesen makes his way through the Genesis version of the game as quick as possible.

There is also a SNES version of the run also created by wesen.


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

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

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


[Tier: Vault]Genesis Pit-Fighter (World) in 04:48.22 by adelikat.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Fighting
As an astounding 1 minute 42 second improvement over the previous TAS, this movie pretty much chucks out everything done by the previous movie and proves that, in the end, the elbow is the deadliest weapon known to man.
Note that this TAS uses the Oct 1991 version of the game. It will not sync on the July 1991 version.

[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]Genesis Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure (USA) in 11:01.9 by Dooty.
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- Genre: Platform
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure is a sequel to an old Atari game with a similar concept to its predecessor: Get through the jungle alive and fight something at the end.

This run by Dooty improves the previous movie by 2:03.18 minutes using new tricks to cancel Pitfall Harry Junior's throwing animation and clip through walls.


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

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


[Tier: Vault]Genesis Pocket Monster II (unknown) in 03:55.75 by dekutony.
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- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform
Pocket Monster II is an unlicensed game made by DVS Electronic Co. for the Sega Genesis. It stars Pikachu as he fights other Pocket Monsters, or Pokémon, across four stages using Poké Balls and melee attacks. While some of the graphics are taken from other games, the music tracks are original and adapted from the Pokémon TV show's songs.

The author, dekutony, abuses several minor glitches throughout the run to beat the game in under four minutes.


[Tier: Vault]Genesis Prince of Persia (USA) in 19:03.48 by Aqfaq.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Puzzle
This game, a version of the classic PC game, is a puzzle/platform game done as fast as possible, with some quick fighting thrown in.

This version improves the previous Prince of Persia run by 42 seconds. During the run, the author manages to pull off daring leaps of faith, enemy dodging and even manages to pass through a solid metal gate.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Puggsy (USA) in 18:00.73 by Sonikkustar.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Puzzle
Puggsy is the story of an alien who makes a pit stop on a planet creatively called The Planet, only to have his spacecraft stolen by the raccoon natives!

In order to get Puggsy's ride back, Sonikkustar abuses the impressive physics engine and the variety of puzzle-solving items dotted around the levels, thrashing the raccoons in record time!


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Pulseman (JPN) "warp glitch" in 25:16.02 by TwistedEye.
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- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
From the author:

The graphics, music, sounds, controls are all absolutely phenomenal with interesting characters, gorgeous trippy backgrounds, and tough-but-not-too-tough bosses and puzzles. I'm very confident in saying that it's one of the best games you've probably never heard of.

This run uses glitches that allow moving screenfulls at a time through obstacles and walls.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Pulseman (JPN) in 33:57.15 by ideamagnate.
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- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
This is a run of Pulseman that aims for fastest time without using the motion bug. This adds many minutes to the run but makes it easier to follow and allows the author to show off the game's rich variety of levels and optimization strategies.

For a movie that aims for the fastest time with no restrictions, see the any% run.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Putter Golf (JPN) in 03:02.87 by Aqfaq.
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- Genre: Sport
Tool-assisted runs are more than just running to the end of a game as quickly as possible; precision also plays a huge factor. As proof, look no further than... mini-golf?

While the segments of input are very short, a great deal of work is needed to figure out exactly what the best shots are in order to complete the holes in the fastest possible time.

If you enjoyed watching this, also check out another mini-golf run with even zanier courses.


[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]Genesis Quackshot: Starring Donald Duck (USA v1.1) in 19:21.63 by Dooty.
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- Genre: Platform
Quackshot is an Indiana-Jones-inspired game that finds Donald Duck liberally belly-sliding and plunger-shooting his way to an ancient treasure. It is one of the few non-Capcom Disney games.


There is also an alternate YouTube stream featuring commentary by the author.

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

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


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Risky Woods (USA/Europe) in 10:37.8 by maTO.
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- Genre: Platform
Risky Woods is a computer game developed by Dinamic Software and Zeus Software, and published by Electronic Arts in December 1992. The game has a side-scroll view, and a fantasy theme. It was also released as Jashin Draxos in Japan.

The Genesis version of the game is significantly different from the other platforms that it was released on, with changes to the graphics, mechanics, and gameplay.


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

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

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


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Ristar (JPN) in 26:44.15 by Upthorn.
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Ristar is a large, colorful game with good music. It also has water-themed levels that aren't slow and boring, which is a true rarity.

The author of this TAS chose to get maximum height bonuses instead of using the end pole for a small, boring speed boost.

As Bag of Magic Food so excellently put it, "Starface has stretchy arms and wastes time spinning on poles."

This is a 1 minute 33 second improvement over the author's previous movie. Details about the improvements can be found in the authors comments.


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

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


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

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

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


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

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


[Tier: Vault]Genesis Rolo to the Rescue (USA) in 09:04.55 by Aqfaq.
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Rolo to the Rescue is a platformer for the Genesis, starring an agile elephant, Rolo. Gameplay involves freeing animals from cages. Switching to the saved animals allows for different movement modes, which adds some puzzle elements. The overworld is assembled by getting pieces from clearing stages.

By herself, Rolo can only take one hit, but the animals she frees will take a hit then leave the group. Rolo is a perfectionist, anything less than 100% gets the bad ending, which is quite dark for a game that seems aimed at kids.


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

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


[Tier: Vault]Genesis Shadow of the Beast (USA) in 11:56.9 by maTO.
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Shadow of the Beast is a somewhat inferior port of the Amiga hit released in 1989. The North American release was additionally criticized for sloppy conversion that made the game run 16.7% faster than intended and, as a result, sharply increased its difficulty.

Obviously it was no problem for maTO, who plunged through the game with impressive health management in just under 12 minutes.


[Tier: Vault]Genesis Shadow of the Beast II (USA) in 06:33.33 by maTO.
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In this direct sequel to the original (once again ported from the Amiga, in a much better fashion but with distorted sound), the hero's sister is kidnapped and he must pursue the same villain as the original to rescue her and settle the score.

With some glitch abuse, a helping of taking damage, and very little difficulty, the author of this run accomplishes this in less than seven minutes (just over half the time of the original game).


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]Genesis Shining Force (USA) in 1:59:59.05 by DarkKobold.
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Shining Force is just under two hours of luck manipulation action. The random number generator is abused to the highest degree. The author used MATLAB, a math scripting language, to optimize the battle speeds.

This is a 4 minute 27 second improvement over the previous movie by the same author.


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

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

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


[Tier: Vault]Genesis Shining in the Darkness (USA) in 43:27.2 by DarkKobold.
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Shining in the Darkness is the first in the Shining series, which includes Shining Force. Unlike the later games, it is a first person dungeon crawler.

The author dissected the game with the help of Lua scripts to find optimal battles and avoid random encounters.


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

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

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


[Tier: Vault]Genesis Skitchin' (USA/Europe) in 16:18.65 by Bobo the King.
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Skitchin' is a racing game released in 1994 by EA. It is the spiritual successor to the Road Rash series. The goal of the game is to rollerblade to the finish line, grabbing cars to boost your speed (the titular "skitching"), performing tricks, and knocking over other racers with various weapons.

In this tool-assisted speedrun, very few cars are skitched and the other racers are ignored.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic 3 & Amy Rose in 29:27.58 by WST & marzojr.
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Another Sonic 3 & Knuckles TAS, but with Amy Rose this time. Unlike the three main characters, she wields a hammer as her weapon, and WST & marzojr use it to great effect in glitching through the game. For more details, see the run's comments.


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[Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (World) "Knuckles" in 22:07.68 by Evil_3D, WST & Marzojr.
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Sonic 3 & Knuckles completed with Knuckles. Tired of always doing ring-attacks and 100% runs, Knuckles has finally decided it is his turn to break the game in an any% TAS. This run uses a disassembly of the game in order to use the most of every trick.


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[Tier: Stars]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (World) "Knuckles, ring attack" in 1:14:55.9 by TheYogWog.
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This run of Sonic 3 & Knuckles collects the maximum number of rings possible to get with Knuckles. This leads to some interesting routes to reach out-of-the-way rings as well as opportunities to show off some new glitches.

See the floating island like never before as you tag along with Knuckles, and try to keep up as he patrols his territory while foraging for rings and revealing secrets that show why he is truly the sole guardian of the island.

We also have runs with Sonic and Tails, Tails, Sonic 100%,Knuckles 100%, and Sonic on NewGame+.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (World) "Tails" in 30:12.52 by Aglar & marzojr.
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Sonic 3 & Knuckles completed with Tails. Interestingly, the authors of this run, Aglar and marzojr, utilized a disassembly of the game in order to squeeze the most out of every trick used.

There are also runs using Knuckles (getting 100% and max rings) and Sonic (on newgame+ and getting 100%).


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[Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles "Knuckles, 100%" in 44:27.74 by joojamoi & Evil_3D.
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A Sonic video without Sonic! Instead, Knuckles takes the spotlight and collects all the Chaos (and Super) Emeralds.

This run improves upon the previous publication from Evil_3D by 30.23 seconds, thanks to the help of some new glitches and strategies.


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[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles "newgame+" in 27:31.29 by marzojr & Aglar.
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Sonic's gone to plaid in the latest TAS by marzojr. It starts from a savestate to take advantage of Hyper Sonic from the beginning of the game. (For more details, see the note below and the run's comments.)

WARNING: The awesomeness of Hyper Sonic may damage your eyes or trigger seizures in susceptible people.


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

To download a savestate for this movie, use this link for Gens version 11a or this link for Gens version 11b.


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[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers][Notable improvement]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles in 26:53.06 by Aglar & marzojr.
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Ludicrous-speed bouncing around. Completed without collecting any emeralds, with both Sonic and Tails controlled by the player.

This run takes everything you know about Sonic 3 & Knuckles and turns it upside-down. It extensively uses the "scroll objects offscreen to pass through them" trick to zip and warp to places that shouldn't be reached, break bosses, and effectively skip entire stages.

This latest effort by Aglar and marzojr represents the first published improvement of this run in over four years, and the first time since this run, over seven years ago, that the authors replayed the entire game instead of replaying only select levels and then splicing input from the previous movie. Every single level is faster, and there are some surprising new glitches in several stages. For more details, see the run's comments.


The downloadable encodes in the second set use a camhack, which attempts to always keep Sonic onscreen and puts HD sprites on top of the background to make the TAS look even better.

[Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (World) "Sonic 100%" in 55:48.8 by marzojr.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
In this run of Sonic 3 & Knuckles, Sonic has decided that getting all the emeralds is the only way to go and as such powers his way through the special stages to achieve this (and a perfect ending). This run also avoids using a glitch called horizontal underflow, which is explained in the author's comments.

For those that have seen the Knuckles 100% run (or just don't like waiting around), there is a second, smaller encode that omits the emerald collection, loading/end of stage screens and removes the Hyper Sonic flash/music.


[Tier: Vault]Genesis Sonic Jam 6 in 07:53.69 by true.
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Mario had a hell of a time in Sonic's world on NES, so he gave Sonic his world and some crap controls on Genesis.

[Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic Spinball (USA) "100%" in 13:03.45 by Flip.
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The evil doctor Robotnik has a new plan to take over the world. He has built a new weapon, the Veg-O-Fortress on Mount Mobius and with it, he is transforming all creatures into robots. Sonic sneaks into the fortress and tries to stop Robotnik.

This run aims to complete all levels in the game, which includes the optional intermediate levels, and the now featured Multiball levels. These only appear after collecting all rings on the map, thus those need to be gotten too.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic Spinball (USA) in 07:16.8 by Flip.
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- Genre: Action
Dr. Robotnik is at it again, and this time he's set up a Pinball Defense System inside a volcano. Fortunately, Sonic makes a good pinball and he easily infiltrates the system, recovering most of the chaos emeralds hidden within and making short work of the bosses.

This run is an improvement of 41.70 seconds over the previous movie. The improvements come from better optimization and some new time-saving maneuvers. Reading the author's comments is highly recommended.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog (World,r1) "no zips" in 17:36.58 by Aglar.
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Genre: Platform
Fast bouncing around. This is a run of Sonic the Hedgehog which avoids zipping (gaining a large speed boost from being inside terrain), unlike the other run of this game. Therefore, most levels cannot be skipped, and instead have to be traversed using a more normal route, although the author still finds a couple of alternative methods to take shortcuts (it is hard to define hard rules to ban all glitches). In this run, the game is completed without collecting the Chaos Emeralds.

[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog (any,r1) in 14:25.23 by Tee-N-Tee.
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Sonic bounces around surprisingly fast. The lack of Spin Dash makes the strategy a bit different from that of Sonic 2 and Sonic 3 & Knuckles runs, since preserving your momentum becomes a lot more important. However, this doesn't prevent the author from achieving crazy velocities even with such a significant limitation. In this run, the game is completed without collecting any emeralds.

This is the eighth run of this game, improving on the previous effort by 3.18 (of in-game time), primarily due to higher optimization.

To see a movie of this game that doesn't take advantage of zips, watch the "no zips" run by Aglar.

Spoiler: Hover over the screenshot.

See this run played back on a real Genesis.


[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (World v1.1) in 17:51.6 by Aglar.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
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Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (1992) was the game that introduced the Super Dash Attack. The ability, referred to as Spin Dash in later games, has become one of the most beloved features of the series and, indeed, one of the most prominent features of the speedrunning scene as a whole.

In this exhilarating movie, Aglar speeds his way through this classic's varied acts making good use of Spin Dashes to finish them in record time. The author also controls Tails—Sonic's two-tailed foxy buddy—to allow for even faster routes and making shorter work of bosses.

This is an improvement of 50.76 seconds over the previous movie, thanks to better routes and general optimization as explained in the author's comments.


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (USA) "Competition" in 02:01.05 by nitsuja & mmarks.
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- One player in a multiplayer game
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
This movie showcases the competition mode of Sonic the Hedgehog 3. Here, nitsuja and mmarks aim to complete each level in the fastest time possible. This run is also the fastest anyone has completed each level in Time Attack.


Watch this TAS be played back on a real Genesis.

[Tier: Moons]Genesis Sorcerer's Kingdom (USA v1.1) in 1:01:40.93 by ars4326.
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- Genre: RPG
Sorcerer's Kingdom is a turn-based RPG published by Treco in 1992. In addition to an exceptional soundtrack, the game features a leveling system similar to Final Fantasy 2 (NES), in that your characters gain stats based on the actions they perform in combat. The plot places you in the role of a young man whose renowned father turns up missing after seeking to rid the Kingdom of an ultimate evil power. Desiring to follow in his footsteps, the lad seeks an audience with the King to set out as an adventurer, himself.

Normally, this game requires ample amounts of grinding up your OFFENSE stat in order to damage bosses. ars4326's run minimizes this aspect down to its bare requirements, by using heavy luck manipulation and exploiting the game's leveling system. In doing so, the final boss is slain in just under one hour. Not bad for a day's work!


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Squirrel King (China) in 17:18.62 by x2poet.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform
Squirrel King is a platform video game produced, without license from Sega, by the Taiwanese developer Gamtec for the Mega Drive. Gamtec is also responsible for the development of a number of other games, including many for the Gamate handheld system.

It appears to be loosely based upon Capcom's Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers video games for the Nintendo Entertainment System, sharing its gameplay mechanics, although it is not licensed by Disney. As in the aforementioned game, the main character must throw crates at the enemies in order to defeat them.

This game was eventually used as the basis for the unofficial Mega Drive Super Mario World game. Some of the levels in this game have their background music based on that of the Super NES video game Donkey Kong Country.


[Tier: Vault]Genesis Starflight (USA,r0) in 02:52.45 by Aqfaq.
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- Genre: Strategy
Starflight puts the player into the captains seat and sets them free on a galaxy of 270 stars and 800 planets. This is an early example of a sand box game which leaves the player free to explore for minerals, locate habitable planets, upgrade the ship and crew, and interact with aliens. The eventual goal becomes stopping unusual solar flares in the region.

In this run the clairvoyant space pilot already knows the cause of the flares and gets straight to business. He buys a better engine and pumps a ton of fuel into his ship called "A". The initial resources are barely enough to reach the key destinations. The pilot hero and his multi-talented single crew member sidekick also called "A" work together to obtain the Black Egg and the Crystal Orb as quickly as possible. All is done with a minimalistic route. All pieces seem to fit together seamlessly. The ship called "A" reaches the Crystal Planet with only a drop of fuel left, so it is a bit strange that the heroes manage to escape the effects of the Star Wars-esque planet-scale explosion. Most of all, this is a lesson in ecological driving as the fuel would have ran out, if the final destination had been even a few pixels further.


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

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

Completed on the hardest difficulty.

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

Details can be found in the authors' comments.

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

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


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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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


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

Enjoy this short, fun looking run!

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


[Tier: Vault]Genesis Superman (USA) in 14:32.54 by RobynS.
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Superman is a platformer for the Sega Genesis. As the Man of Steel, you jump, punch and kick your way through several levels, battling the likes of Prankster, Metallo, and Mr. Mxyzptlk to keep Metropolis safe.

This run improves the previous run by over a minute due to more punching and better optimization.


[Tier: Vault]Genesis Super Mario World 64 (unknown) in 07:17.51 by xy2_.
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Super Mario World 64 is a pirated port of the SNES Super Mario World, made for the Sega Mega Drive by an unknown developer, at an unknown date (but most likely after the original release of Super Mario 64 in 1996).

In the game you play as Mario alone; Yoshi makes no appearance whatsoever. Holding A allows you to run, but the distance required before Mario starts running is longer than expected, making careful jumps that require the distance a bit tricky. Control in general is also very stiff.


[Tier: Vault]Genesis Sylvester and Tweety in Cagey Capers in 05:16.22 by maTO.
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[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]Genesis Tails in Sonic the Hedgehog (USA,r0) in 13:21.87 by marzojr.
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This is a hacked version of Sonic the Hedgehog. The title character is replaced by his sidekick, Miles "Tails" Prower. The levels remain unchanged.

There is more than just an appearance change to this game. Tails' abilities remain intact. If you haven't seen Sonic the Hedgehog completed before, you may wish to do so before seeing what a character with flight and a spindash can accomplish.

There is also a run for a Knuckles hack of Sonic the Hedgehog, done by JXQ. It replaces Tails with Knuckles and flying with climbing and gliding.

New tricks, more precision and tricks from the newest Sonic run combine to a movie that is 57.75 faster than the previous version.


Note: An IPS patch for the hack can be downloaded here: http://tasvideos-moviefiles.googlecode.com/files/ips%2Bpatcher.zip . It must be patched to REV 00.


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

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


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Taz in Escape From Mars (USA) in 16:17.27 by emu.
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Taz, that crazy tasmanian devil, has been imprisoned on Mars and needs to spin his way to freedom.

Taz's main form of movement is his signature tornado, which is quite fast (and easily abused in a TAS for extra speed). If you like the other Taz run for Genesis, you'll probably enjoy this one too.


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

See this movie played back on a real console.


[Tier: Vault]Genesis The Faery Tale Adventure (USA/Europe) in 22:31.59 by Aqfaq.
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- Genre: Adventure
The Faery Tale Adventure is an action RPG released for Amiga in 1986 and ported to the Genesis in 1991. The plot revolves around three brothers who go on a quest to defeat an evil Necromancer and retrieve a Talisman from him.

The game world is gigantic and normally requires hours of adventuring around to collect five Golden Statues to access a hidden city to find a magical flower, which allows the brothers to walk across the lava protecting the Necromancer and defeat him.

However, Aqfaq just skips all of this, using health potions and incredibly precise luck manipulation to walk straight across the lava and recover the Talisman in a little over 20 minutes.


[Tier: Vault]Genesis The Flintstones (USA) in 17:05.99 by Archanfel.
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- Genre: Platform
The Flintstones a classic 2D platform video game based on the famous Flintstones animated series from 1960s. Developed by Taito Corporation released in 1993, exclusively for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis.

There are six levels, in each one Fred must complete a small quest: retrieve a lost necklace for his wife, find his son lost in the desert, liberate pterodactyls race from the yoke of the evil witch, etc. The gameplay involves mostly jumping and hitting the enemies in the heads with a heavy cudgel.


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

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


[Tier: Vault]Genesis The Immortal (USA/Europe) in 10:32.92 by Aqfaq.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
The Immortal is a dungeon game with spells, goblins, and of course, countless traps of instant death. The story is quite humorous at times.

In this movie, the protagonist wizard uses various unorthodox methods for completing the game as fast as possible. He dies four times in the process, but that does not slow him down at all. In fact, dying is one of the tricks that makes this movie 1.5 minutes faster than its predecessor.


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

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


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

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

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


[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]Genesis The Lost Vikings (USA) in 27:29.34 by Archanfel.
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Puzzle
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In this action/puzzle game, you control three Vikings lost in time and space, each with their own special abilities needed to solve the levels.

This movie controls three characters simultaneously. Archanfel manages to improve the previous TAS by 8 minutes and 17 seconds through much better optimization. See the author's comments for what was improved.

Keep in mind that only Vikings that are onscreen can be controlled.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis The Pirates of Dark Water (USA) in 14:14.92 by Archanfel.
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- Genre: Platform
The Pirates of Dark Water is remarkable for its eccentric setting, utilizing the source material's melding of swashbuckling adventures, sword-and-sorcery fantasy, and Road Warrior-inspired fashion aesthetics. Drawing from the cartoon's backstory, players fight rival pirates as well as fantastic creatures sent to hinder the heroes from finding the Treasure of Rule by the evil pirate-lord Bloth.

The game features the main crew of the 1990s TV show - Ren, Ioz, and Tula - searching for the Treasures of Rule in order to rid the world of Mer of the Dark Water and return Mer and Ren's homeland, Octopon, to its former glory.


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

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

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


[Tier: Vault]Genesis The Smurfs (Europe) in 19:44.71 by Baruch.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
This version of The Smurfs was released exclusively in Europe for the Mega Drive, SNES, Mega CD and DOS. It's a platforming side-scroller where you will be able to play as the jockey smurf, the brainy smurf, the greedy smurf and the hefty smurf to free Smurfette from the claws of Gargamel.

This run by Baruch, played on the Mega Drive version, uses various tricks and glitches in order to beat Gargamel in record time. Read the author's comments for more details.

We also have runs on the GB version and the PSX version, both of which are vastly different games.


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

[Tier: Moons]Genesis Tinhead (USA) in 18:33.53 by Exonym.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Tinhead is a robot trying to save the universe from the evil Grim Squidge. Using various transformations and bouncing metal balls, Tinhead does this in record time. This game looks and feels a lot like a Sonic game minus the super speed.

[Tier: Moons]Genesis Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster's Hidden Treasure (USA) in 19:22.68 by GManiac.
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- Genre: Platform
Once again Babs Bunny has been kidnapped by Montana Max and it's time for Buster Bunny to save the day. This time it's in the very fast paced Genesis version, Buster's Hidden Treasure. The game's physics and level design seem to borrow from Sonic the Hedgehog, which for a TAS is a very good thing.

The author rushes through stages very quickly and with very accurate jumping, saving more than 18 seconds over the predecessor movie.


[Tier: Vault][Notable improvement]Genesis Todd's Adventures in Slime World (USA) in 00:42.8 by FractalFusion.
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- Genre: Platform
Todd's Adventures in Slime World is a platform game developed by Epyx and published by Atari. You play as Todd, a boy exploring an alien planet that is made entirely of slime. After finding out that Slime World is melting, he rushes to find his way back through the mazelike corridors to the safety of his ship.

This publication, unlike the previous one, features the impressive keyboard solo in the ending theme.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis ToeJam and Earl in Panic on Funkotron (USA) "best ending" in 49:23.95 by Flip.
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- One player in a multiplayer game
ToeJam and Earl in Panic on Funkotron is the sequel to the first ToeJam and Earl game for the Sega Genesis. Both games are well-known for their distinctive funk soundtracks. However, unlike the first game, which has randomly generated levels, this game is more of a conventional side-scrolling platformer.

In this game, Funkotron has been invaded by Earthlings, and it's up to our heroes to fix the problem by capturing Earthlings in Trap-o-matic jars and sending the jars to Earth on rocketships. Early in the game, you'll see ToeJam visit a special area called the Hyperfunk Zone multiple times. After these visits, he has unlimited use of superjars, which require fewer throws to bottle enemies than ordinary jars do.

This run gets the good ending by finding the 10 favorite items of Lamont, the Great Funkapotamus. All of the items are needed to get Lamont out of the Funk Dimension at the end of the game. The objects themselves are hidden in secret doors, most of which don't even exist until you've officially asked your friends for directions, but a few can be entered early without the need to trigger the dialogue.


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

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


[Tier: Vault]Genesis Traysia (USA) in 1:13:16.18 by ars4326.
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- Genre: RPG
Originally known as Minato no Traysia (港のトレイジア) in Japan, this turn-based RPG adventure doesn’t involve the typical ‘save the world’ or ‘vanquish the ultimate evil’ plotline. Not this time around. It’s actually themed around a young man’s sweetheart named Traysia, as he sets out from his hometown to fulfill his dream of exploring the world (vanquishing evil is involved, however).

ars4326’s run showcases two noteworthy features in this TAS. Not a single random encounter is fought, and all boss battles are blitzed through by abusing a party member’s rapid attack animation. At times, the game may remind you of a pseudo-shooter instead of a traditional RPG.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Twinkle Tale (JPN) in 17:33.58 by Mitjitsu.
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Twinkle Tale was released exclusively in Japan by an obscure publisher. The author describes it as "what you get when you combine top down Contra stages with Kingdom Hearts." It tells the tale of Saria the magician who must stop the Demon King with what sometimes appear to be weapons from Gradius.

This movie carefully exploits the game's mechanics to breeze through the levels and boss fights. You can read a full translation and get other information at its submission discussion


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

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


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

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


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

[Tier: Vault]Genesis Valis: The Fantasm Soldier (USA) in 11:47.68 by maTO.
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- Genre: Platform
Valis: The Fantasm Soldier, also known as either just Valis or The Fantasm Soldier, is a video game developed by Wolf Team and published by Telenet Japan in 1986 originally for the MSX and PC-88 home computers and then ported to, remade or re-released for several over systems over the years, including the Sega Genesis. It is the first video game in the Valis series which stars a Japanese teenager named Yuko who uses a mystical sword called Valis to defend Earth and other worlds.

In this run, maTO slides and jumps across various levels to complete the game as fast as possible.


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

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

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

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


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Vectorman 2 (USA) in 08:35.58 by Cpadolf.
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Vectorman 2 is a somewhat darker sequel to the original game involving Vectorman, an "orbot" (robot made of orbs). In this game, Vectorman's sludge barge suddenly gets blasted by a missile. He escapes and ends up in a place infested by mutant insects led by the horrendous Black Widow Queen, whose plan is to take over the Earth and kill all humans, as expected.

This is an improvement of nearly 26 seconds over mmbossman's previous movie. Time savings come from better optimization, lag reduction, and a new trick that effectively allows triple jumping. The author's comments explain the improvements in greater detail.


[Tier: Vault]Genesis Wardner (USA) in 08:48.82 by maTO & Aqfaq.
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Wardner is a classical save-the-princess-platform released on arcade in 1987 and converted to Genesis in 1991. In NA arcade version of Wardner was known as Pyros.

[Tier: Moons]Genesis Warsong (USA) in 2:04:08.31 by ars4326.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
- Genre: Strategy
In this traditional strategy RPG, every stage normally has to be approached carefully and with a full stock of troops. All of that was cast aside in ars4326's run, where extreme luck manipulation became the driving force in obtaining victory after unlikely victory. Garett's team operated as a virtual skeleton crew as only the bare minimum of resources were deployed in his struggle against the Dalsis Empire and a foreboding, ancient evil.

[Tier: Moons]Genesis Wolverine: Adamantium Rage (USA) in 10:47.68 by mmbossman.
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Rating: 7.3 (19.5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Wolverine Adamantium Rage is an atypical Genesis platformer with some fast paced action.

In this run mmbossman entertains you with Wolverine's vast repertoire, breaking many laws of physics as he moves through the stages and stabs anything that happens to get too close. A large variety of tricks are used.

He also takes rockets to the face while fighting a helicopter just to squeeze in faster time, showing you just what extremes he will go to entertain you. There is also a wonky palette error glitch in one particular stage.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Wonder Boy in Monster World (USA/Europe) in 42:10.45 by Aqfaq.
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Rating: 6.7 (26.5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
This movie is about Wonder Boy fighting against (or running past) a horde of cute monsters.

The Oasis Boots that are normally required to cross the desert were not used in this movie, because it was slightly faster to go without them.

In Japan, the game is known as Wonder Boy V: Monster World III.


[Tier: Vault]Genesis World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck (USA) in 18:47.73 by Mitjitsu.
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- 2 Players
- Genre: Platform
World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck is a platformer where a player controls either Mickey or Donald, or two players can use them together co-operatively. In the game Mickey and Donald are magicians who can turn enemies into harmless objects with the flourish of their capes. Defeating bosses unlocks new spells, like a flying carpet and underwater breathing.

In this run Mitjitsu uses both characters at once. A number of jumping glitches are possible. Frame perfect jumps off springs can get to triple normal height. At the end of the cape flourish animation the game briefly assumes the player is on the ground. This can't be used to jump, but the other character can jump off their head.


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

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


[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]Genesis X-Men 2: Clone Wars (USA/Europe) in 18:46.97 by Truncated & Sonikkustar.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
In X-Men 2: Clone Wars, the alien race Phalanx invades the earth and the X-Men and some X-Women try to stop them.

You get to choose which X-Man to play every stage as. Most of the time Nightcrawler is used because he has the highest movement speed. Second in command is Wolverine because he has the second highest speed and also deals a ton of damage.

The game is unique in the regard that it starts as soon as you power on your console. No SEGA logo, no title screen, no character select. Normally the game pseudorandomly gives you Beast, but changing the types of controllers (3- or 6-button) throws off the start-up timing enough that a faster character can be gotten.

This movie is 5:05.28 minutes shorter than the previous publication thanks to a variety of new tricks explained in the authors' comments.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Ys III: Wanderers from Ys (USA) in 40:35.79 by The8bitbeast.
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Rating: 5.8 (3 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: RPG
Ys III - Wanderers from Ys is the third installment in the Ys series, taking place three years after the events of the first two. Unlike the previous two's top-down perspective, this game is a sidescroller.

In this run, The8bitbeast beats the game in record time via the use of a glitch to give the player maxed out stats. For more information, see the submission comments.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Zany Golf (USA/Europe,r1) in 02:55.15 by Mukki.
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- Genre: Sport
You would expect a game of mini-golf to not be particularly interesting to watch, much less a TAS thereof. To put it mildly, zany describes both the TAS and the game perfectly - for mini-golf, at least.

Watch as courses covering everything from the classic windmill to a pinball table to a pastiche of Breakout are made to look absolutely trivial by masterful precision in hitting the ball.

This game is similar to Marble Madness, except that instead of controlling the ball directly, various aspects of the course are controlled instead.


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

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


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

[Tier: Moons]SegaCD Earthworm Jim: Special Edition (USA) in 28:47.4 by ElectroSpecter.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Earthworm Jim is the unlikely story of an earthworm who finds a suit with super powers and goes on a rampage to protect Earth and his puppy Peter(?). The game follows the absurd spirit of the story: for example, the suit can use Jim for a whip, there is a boss who attacks by vomiting fish, you fight lawyers in hell, and in one level, you swing on bungee cords made out of snot.

This movie improves the first run of this game, which was done on the Genesis version, by 16.94 seconds. However, the actual improvement is much larger since the Special Edition contains additional levels that are also played through in this TAS.


[Tier: Vault]SegaCD Heart of the Alien (USA) in 05:19.03 by Aqfaq.
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Rating: 6.1 (20 votes)
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- Genre: Action
Heart of the Alien is a direct sequel to the SNES game Out of This World starring Buddy, the alien ally of the main character in the previous game. After flying the pterodactyl to the ruins of his village and leaving his friend in a bed to rest, Buddy begins a search for the red-eyed alien responsible for the destruction of his village and the imprisonment of his people.

In this run, Aqfaq uses tool-assisted precision and glitches to finish this game in a little more than 5 minutes.

Note: Some scenes have graphic violence. Viewer discretion is advised.


[Tier: Moons]SegaCD Prince of Persia (USA) in 19:09.8 by Challenger.
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Takes damage to save time
- 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 Sega CD port of the game, defeats Jaffar in record time.


[Tier: Moons]SegaCD Sonic the Hedgehog CD (JPN/USA) in 17:04.27 by marzojr.
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Sonic the Hedgehog CD was developed to showcase a new Genesis/Mega Drive peripheral, the Sega CD.

The game is markedly different than other Sonic games; aside from "improved" graphics and sounds, each level has 2 to 4 alternate versions that correspond to different time periods. Sonic can move between them to affect the gameplay and ending.

This run is 31.53 seconds faster in in-game time than nitsuja's run thanks to various optimization and minor route changes. For more information on the improvements, please read the author's submission notes.

There are two sets of encode files, the first recorded with the American region music and the second with the Japanese region music.


[Tier: Moons]SegaCD The Terminator (USA) in 13:20.67 by adelikat & Cardboard.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Kyle Reese clearly had a difficult time trying to save Sarah Connor in the hit movie The Terminator. But when the Sega CD video game tie-in's difficulty is set to "Super!", you wonder just how the hell Kyle made it two steps before dying. It really makes you feel like Kyle must have felt in a hopeless future where everything can kill within a few seconds frames. You know that a game is too hard when even the TAS looks like it is struggling just to keep the character alive.
Please read the welcome page if you haven't already done so. It explains the rules and methods that apply to all of these movies, particularly the use of savestates and frame advance. Also refer to our Glossary to understand terms we use, such as TAS or other unfamiliar terms.

Added [Tier: Vault]Genesis Target Earth (USA) by Zurggriff in 23:04.6 (2017-10-17)
Added [Tier: Vault]Genesis Mamono Hunter Youko: Dai 7 no Keishou (JPN) by maTO in 12:06.32 (2017-09-22)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (any) "Knuckles, 100%" by joojamoi & Evil_3D in 44:27.74 (2017-09-21)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (World) "Knuckles, 100%" by Evil_3D in 44:57.97 (2017-06-12)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (World) "Knuckles 100%" by Upthorn in 45:28.6 (2007-01-26)
Added [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]Genesis Ghostbusters (JPN/USA) by Soig in 16:44.31 (2017-09-04)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Ghostbusters (JPN/USA,r0) by Soig in 20:40.45 (2015-08-17)
Added [Tier: Vault]Genesis Super Mario World 64 (unknown) by xy2_ in 07:17.51 (2017-07-27)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Pink Panther in Pink Goes to Hollywood (USA) by wesen in 14:50.91 (2017-07-10)
Added [Tier: Vault]Genesis Generations Lost (USA/Europe) by maTO in 07:45.53 (2017-07-04)
Added [Tier: Vault]Genesis Valis: The Fantasm Soldier (USA) by maTO in 11:47.68 (2017-06-13)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (World) "Knuckles" by Evil_3D, WST & Marzojr in 22:07.68 (2017-06-13)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic and Knuckles (World) "Knuckles" by WST, feeuzz & Qwerty in 11:32.46 (2013-12-13)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic & Knuckles (USA) "Knuckles" by Qwerty in 11:57.29 (2013-11-24)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Chakan: The Forever Man (USA/Europe) by zoboner in 10:42.38 (2017-05-27)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Chakan: The Forever Man (USA) by zoboner in 11:11.88 (2016-03-20)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Chakan: The Forever Man (USA) by zoboner in 11:29.47 (2015-03-08)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]Genesis Chakan: The Forever Man (USA) by Sonikkustar in 12:08.52 (2011-03-31)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]Genesis Chakan: The Forever Man (USA) by slash_star_dash in 17:39.38 (2006-02-28)
Added [Tier: Vault]Genesis Batman Returns (USA) by maTO in 09:30.03 (2017-05-25)
Added [Tier: Vault]Genesis Sylvester and Tweety in Cagey Capers (any) by maTO in 05:16.22 (2017-04-27)
Added [Tier: Vault][Notable improvement]Genesis James Pond 3: Operation Starfish (USA/Europe) by Flip in 29:08.33 (2017-04-23)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]Genesis James Pond 3: Operation Starfish (USA) "best ending" by Flip in 33:50.62 (2007-12-08)
Added [Tier: Vault]Genesis Fantasia (USA/Europe) by maTO in 09:27.18 (2017-03-24)
Added [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]Genesis Crack Down (USA) "1 player" by Arcree in 09:14.18 (2017-03-10)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Crack Down (USA) "1 player" by Arcree in 11:19.27 (2016-12-31)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]Genesis Crack Down (USA) "2 players" by Arcree in 09:37.16 (2017-02-14)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Disney's Aladdin (USA) by Flip in 10:04.86 (2017-02-25)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Disney's Aladdin (USA) by arandomgameTASer in 10:19.46 (2017-01-20)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Disney's Aladdin (USA) by ElectroSpecter in 11:05.4 (2007-11-20)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]Genesis Aladdin, Disney's (USA) by slash_star_dash in 14:19.73 (2005-05-17)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Knuckles in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (World) "ring attack" by Evil_3D, WST & Zurggriff in 45:01.63 (2017-02-25)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Risky Woods (USA/Europe) by maTO in 10:37.8 (2017-02-16)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Knuckles in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (any) by Zurggriff in 17:41.85 (2017-02-10)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Knuckles in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (any) by Kiske, Tee-N-Tee, Aglar & WST in 17:41.9 (2015-12-31)
Added [Tier: Moons][Has commentary]Genesis Quackshot: Starring Donald Duck (USA v1.1) by Dooty in 19:21.63 (2017-02-07)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]Genesis Quackshot: Starring Donald Duck (USA,r1) by Dooty in 20:22.56 (2013-11-16)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Quackshot (any) by Mitjitsu in 22:23.07 (2007-12-01)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]Genesis Quackshot (any,r0) by nifboy in 23:23.52 (2004-08-05)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Quackshot (any,r0) by nifboy in 25:00.05 (2004-06-12)
Added [Tier: Moons]SegaCD Prince of Persia (USA) by Challenger in 19:09.8 (2017-01-28)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis 3 Ninjas Kick Back (USA) by Challenger in 10:57.3 (2017-01-22)
Added [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]Genesis Normy's Beach Babe-o-Rama (USA/Europe) by RobynS in 10:20.73 (2016-12-29)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Normy's Beach Babe-o-Rama (USA/Europe) by nitrogenesis in 12:04.42 (2011-08-12)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Astérix and the Great Rescue (USA) by Arcree in 26:38.56 (2016-12-20)
Added [Tier: Stars]Genesis Gunstar Heroes (USA) by Samsara in 31:00.33 (2016-12-05)
- obsoletes [Tier: Stars][Has commentary]Genesis Gunstar Heroes (USA) by arkiandruski in 35:28.92 (2007-08-18)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Gunstar Heroes (USA) by Jackic in 32:59.0 (2004-07-20)
Added [Tier: Vault]Genesis Pocket Monster (unknown) by zoboner in 07:57.7 (2016-12-01)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Ristar (USA/Europe) "Bonus Stages" by mmarks, Alyosha & gamble5688 in 04:28.51 (2016-08-28)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Ristar (USA/Europe) "Bonus Stages" by mmarks in 04:27.38 (2010-11-02)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Ristar (USA/Europe) "Bonus Stages" by mmarks in 04:27.77 (2010-09-12)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Ristar (USA/Europe) "Bonus Stages" by GGheysJr in 04:28.23 (2010-06-05)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Ristar (USA/Europe) "Bonus Stages" by nfq in 04:31.43 (2010-05-20)
Added [Tier: Vault]Genesis Iron Man (any) by Mothrayas in 06:33.59 (2016-05-05)
Added [Tier: Vault]Genesis Pinocchio (USA) by Meerkov in 16:25.28 (2016-04-24)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]Genesis Disney's Pinocchio (USA) by Archanfel in 10:09.13 (2014-11-05)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis The Legend of Galahad (USA) by The8bitbeast in 17:50.16 (2016-04-07)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Chakan: The Forever Man (USA/Europe) "100%" by zoboner in 17:22.93 (2016-03-21)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis The Pirates of Dark Water (USA) by Archanfel in 14:14.92 (2016-02-09)
Added [Tier: Vault]Genesis The Smurfs (Europe) by Baruch in 19:44.71 (2016-01-31)
Added [Tier: Vault]Genesis Superman (USA) by RobynS in 14:32.54 (2016-01-24)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]Genesis Superman (USA) by Highness in 15:38.27 (2012-11-06)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Warsong (USA) by ars4326 in 2:04:08.31 (2016-01-05)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Has commentary]Genesis Warsong (USA) by ars4326 in 2:33:17.38 (2013-10-16)
Added [Tier: Vault]Genesis Strider (USA/Europe) by Neofix & Alyosha in 07:22.39 (2016-01-05)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]Genesis Strider (USA/Europe) by Neofix in 07:24.53 (2006-01-26)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Strider (USA/Europe) by Neofix in 07:57.3 (2005-06-05)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Strider (USA/Europe) by Dan in 09:20.73 (2004-08-29)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Earnest Evans (USA) by Samsara in 07:36.54 (2015-12-09)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Earnest Evans (USA) by adelikat in 07:51.48 (2008-12-26)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]Genesis Earnest Evans (USA) by Ouzo in 08:55.98 (2006-12-13)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Ys III: Wanderers from Ys (USA) by The8bitbeast in 40:35.79 (2015-12-05)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Earthworm Jim 2 (USA) by YamiAmarillo in 21:15.06 (2015-12-03)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Disney's Toy Story (USA) by Jimmie1717 in 20:28.9 (2015-10-25)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Disney's Toy Story (USA) by Mukki in 21:11.93 (2009-01-29)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis James Bond 007: The Duel (any) by Archanfel in 09:25.08 (2015-10-12)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis James Bond 007: The Duel (any) by Dimon12321 in 11:46.39 (2014-11-16)
Added [Tier: Vault]Genesis Phantasy Star II (JPN) "warp glitch" by Jiseed in 07:39.46 (2015-10-04)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Phantasy Star II (JPN) "warp glitch" by AmaizumiUni in 12:03.41 (2013-10-19)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Bram Stoker's Dracula (USA) by CReTiNo in 11:45.74 (2015-10-02)
Added [Tier: Vault]Genesis Pocket Monster II (unknown) by dekutony in 03:55.75 (2015-09-27)
Added [Tier: Vault]Genesis The Flintstones (USA) by Archanfel in 17:05.99 (2015-09-13)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Contra: Hard Corps (JPN) "secret ending" by Soig in 04:57.42 (2015-09-02)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Contra: Hard Corps (JPN) "secret ending" by adelikat in 04:57.28 (2008-04-14)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Contra: Hard Corps (JPN) by Ash_Williams in 04:59.47 (2007-07-01)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Contra: Hard Corps (JPN) by Ash_Williams in 05:01.7 (2007-03-08)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis James Pond 2: Codename: RoboCod (USA/Europe) by Archanfel in 24:20.46 (2015-08-28)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Mickey Mania: The Timeless Adventures of Mickey Mouse (USA) by emu & Archanfel in 20:31.32 (2015-05-22)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Mickey Mania: The Timeless Adventures of Mickey Mouse (USA) by emu in 20:42.37 (2007-08-30)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]Genesis Mickey Mania: The Timeless Adventures of Mickey Mouse (USA) by Zer0 in 19:25.08 (2004-10-09)
Added [Tier: Vault][Notable improvement]Genesis Flashback: The Quest for Identity (USA) by Alyosha in 22:29.99 (2015-05-14)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]Genesis Flashback: The Quest for Identity (USA) by nifboy in 23:54.57 (2004-10-22)
Added [Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]Genesis The Lost Vikings (USA) by Archanfel in 27:29.34 (2015-05-10)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis The Lost Vikings (USA) by Ouzo in 35:44.6 (2006-10-22)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis The Lost Vikings (USA) by Ouzo in 40:38.07 (2005-04-16)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]Genesis The Lost Vikings (USA) by Ouzo in 50:02.95 (2004-12-17)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Landstalker (USA) "100%" by ars4326 in 2:20:41.89 (2015-05-07)
Added [Tier: Moons]SegaCD Sonic the Hedgehog CD (JPN/USA) by marzojr in 17:04.27 (2015-02-24)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SegaCD Sonic the Hedgehog CD (JPN/USA) by nitsuja in 17:27.65 (2008-08-30)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SegaCD Sonic the Hedgehog CD (JPN/USA) by nitsuja & Upthorn in 18:04.75 (2008-07-26)
Added [Tier: Vault]Genesis Bonanza Bros. (USA v1.1) by SprintGod & Spikestuff in 08:53.79 (2015-01-20)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]Genesis Bonanza Bros. (USA,r1) by SprintGod in 09:03.02 (2004-09-19)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic 3 & Amy Rose (any) by WST & marzojr in 29:27.58 (2014-12-25)
Added [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (any) "newgame+" by marzojr & Aglar in 27:31.29 (2014-12-18)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (World) "newgame+" by marzojr in 31:16.15 (2010-09-11)
Added [Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers][Notable improvement]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (any) by Aglar & marzojr in 26:53.06 (2014-12-17)
- obsoletes [Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (World) by nitsuja & Upthorn & marzojr in 29:51.2 (2010-10-23)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (any) by nitsuja & Upthorn & marzojr in 32:05.52 (2010-08-07)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (any) by nitsuja & Upthorn & marzojr in 32:19.38 (2009-11-26)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (any) by nitsuja & Upthorn in 33:05.78 (2008-05-19)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (any) by nitsuja in 34:22.02 (2007-04-08)
- - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (any) by nitsuja in 35:19.62 (2006-11-03)
- - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (World) by SprintGod in 45:55.82 (2005-05-05)
- - - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (any) by SprintGod in 49:31.67 (2004-08-09)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Blades of Vengeance (any) "warps" by Kiske in 05:02.71 (2014-12-13)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Mr. Nutz (Europe) "100%" by Archanfel in 41:51.6 (2014-12-12)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Mr. Nutz (Europe) by Archanfel in 29:13.85 (2014-12-05)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis X-Men (USA) by Jaysmad in 07:04.48 (2014-11-27)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis X-Men (USA) by Jaysmad in 07:33.37 (2014-10-24)
Added [Tier: Moons][Has commentary]Genesis Langrisser 2 (JPN) "all levels" by ars4326 in 1:56:46.59 (2014-11-27)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis RoboCop 3 (USA/Europe) by Dimon12321 in 08:40.92 (2014-10-24)
Added [Tier: Vault]Genesis Zero Tolerance (any) by Dimon12321 in 19:52.65 (2014-10-16)
Added [Tier: Vault]Genesis Duke Nukem 3D (Brazil) by Dimon12321 in 20:03.75 (2014-10-11)
Added [Tier: Vault]Genesis Sonic Jam 6 (any) by true in 07:53.69 (2014-09-30)
Added [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]Genesis Dungeons & Dragons: Warriors of the Eternal Sun (USA/Europe) by ars4326 in 22:15.22 (2014-09-06)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]Genesis Dungeons & Dragons: Warriors of the Eternal Sun (USA) by A Jesus Fan in 29:33.42 (2010-08-13)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Alien Storm (any) by martandelus in 13:58.35 (2014-08-18)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Double Dragon (USA) by Dimon12321 in 03:17.47 (2014-07-10)
Added [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Console-verified]Genesis Ecco the Dolphin (USA) by Itresad in 20:44.95 (2014-07-03)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Ecco the Dolphin (USA) by nitsuja in 24:14.13 (2006-01-09)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Ecco the Dolphin (USA) by nesrocks in 27:35.72 (2005-08-08)
Added [Tier: Moons][Console-verified]Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog (any,r1) by Tee-N-Tee in 14:25.23 (2014-07-03)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog (World, r1) by Tee-N-Tee in 14:28.6 (2013-07-02)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog (any,r1) by Aglar & marzojr in 15:04.43 (2012-01-14)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog (any,r1) by FuzZerd, Upthorn and Carretero in 15:51.73 (2009-11-26)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog (any,r1) by Upthorn & JXQ & Carretero in 16:18.2 (2008-02-19)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Console-verified]Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog (any r0) by Upthorn & JXQ in 18:07.63 (2007-02-15)
- - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog (any) by JXQ in 18:17.48 (2007-01-29)
- - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog (any) by JXQ in 18:28.25 (2005-12-11)
Added [Tier: Vault]Genesis Traysia (USA) by ars4326 in 1:13:16.18 (2014-05-22)
Added [Tier: Stars]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (World) "Knuckles, ring attack" by TheYogWog in 1:14:55.9 (2014-05-12)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis ToeJam and Earl in Panic on Funkotron (USA) "best ending" by Flip in 49:23.95 (2014-05-04)
Added [Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]Genesis Michael Jackson's Moonwalker (World,r0) by Odongdong in 18:53.64 (2014-04-29)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Moonwalker, Michael Jackson's (World,r0) by Frenom in 22:42.6 (2005-06-08)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Moonwalker, Michael Jackson's (World,r0) by Frenom in 26:29.75 (2004-07-21)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Sorcerer's Kingdom (USA v1.1) by ars4326 in 1:01:40.93 (2014-04-26)
Added [Tier: Vault]Genesis Back to the Future Part III (USA) by Kiske in 03:49.58 (2014-02-13)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Boogerman: A Pick and Flick Adventure (USA) by Kiske in 20:14.0 (2014-02-05)
Added [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]Genesis Knuckles in Sonic the Hedgehog (any v1.1) by marzojr & WST in 13:05.29 (2014-02-02)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Knuckles in Sonic the Hedgehog (Revision 01) by JXQ in 14:44.95 (2007-02-15)
Added [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]Genesis Tails in Sonic the Hedgehog (USA,r0) by marzojr in 13:21.87 (2014-01-16)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Tails in Sonic The Hedgehog (USA) by marzojr in 14:13.7 (2010-09-19)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Tails in Sonic The Hedgehog (USA) by marzojr in 14:16.43 (2010-08-04)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Tails in Sonic The Hedgehog (USA) by marzojr in 14:29.3 (2009-07-03)
Added [Tier: Vault][Notable improvement]Genesis Todd's Adventures in Slime World (USA) by FractalFusion in 00:42.8 (2014-01-09)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]Genesis Todd's Adventures in Slime World (USA) by Aqfaq in 02:15.76 (2013-01-27)
Added [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]Genesis Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure (USA) by Dooty in 11:01.9 (2013-11-01)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]Genesis Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure (USA) by beelzebub in 13:04.23 (2012-12-11)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Phantasy Star IV (USA) by janus in 1:26:34.35 (2013-10-30)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Phantasy Star IV (USA) by janus in 1:28:15.97 (2012-01-29)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Vault][Has commentary]Genesis Phantasy Star IV (USA) by janus in 1:28:43.4 (2010-03-14)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Phantasy Star IV (USA) by janus in 1:35:58.8 (2009-12-21)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (World) "Tails" by Aglar & marzojr in 30:12.52 (2013-10-18)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Mega Man: The Wily Wars (JPN) "Wily Tower" by jc564 in 09:36.46 (2013-08-06)
Added [Tier: Stars]Genesis Streets of Rage 3 (USA) by atro city in 38:12.55 (2013-06-21)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Phantasy Star IV (USA) "Blast from the Past" by janus in 1:59:19.4 (2013-03-07)
Added [Tier: Vault]Genesis The Faery Tale Adventure (USA/Europe) by Aqfaq in 22:31.59 (2013-03-03)
Added [Tier: Vault]Genesis Vapor Trail: Hyper Offence Formation (USA) by Soig in 20:11.18 (2013-02-27)
Added [Tier: Vault]Genesis Marvel Land (USA) "100%" by RattleMan in 30:03.76 (2013-02-11)
Added [Tier: Vault]Genesis Golden Axe III (JPN) by wwmarx in 15:56.28 (2013-02-06)
Added [Tier: Vault]Genesis Zero Wing (Europe) by DDRKhat in 40:05.72 (2013-02-05)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Phantasy Star IV (USA) "all sidequests" by janus in 1:55:11.7 (2013-02-04)
Added [Tier: Vault]Genesis Ka-Ge-Ki: Fists of Steel (USA) by Aqfaq in 15:37.14 (2013-02-03)
Added [Tier: Vault]Genesis Ultimate Qix (USA) by Aqfaq in 05:04.78 (2013-01-29)
Added [Tier: Vault]Genesis Flicky (USA/Europe) by ptorflaxendrosis in 15:13.25 (2013-01-10)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic Spinball (USA) "100%" by Flip in 13:03.45 (2013-01-09)
Added [Tier: Vault]Genesis Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine (USA) by Flip in 07:15.7 (2013-01-02)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Olympic Gold: Barcelona '92 (USA) by Toothache in 10:32.23 (2013-01-01)
Added [Tier: Vault]Genesis Street Smart (Japan/USA) by Aqfaq in 03:32.88 (2012-12-30)
Added [Tier: Vault]Genesis Wardner (USA) by maTO & Aqfaq in 08:48.82 (2012-12-28)
Added [Tier: Vault]Genesis Outrun (Japan/USA) by weatherton in 04:25.73 (2012-12-20)
Added [Tier: Vault]Genesis Starflight (USA,r0) by Aqfaq in 02:52.45 (2012-12-19)
Added [Tier: Vault]Genesis Death Duel (USA) by Trask in 08:24.73 (2012-12-18)
Added [Tier: Vault]Genesis World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck (USA) by Mitjitsu in 18:47.73 (2012-12-17)
Added [Tier: Vault]Genesis Might and Magic: Gates to Another World (USA/Europe) by Dammit in 06:15.33 (2012-12-12)
Added [Tier: Vault]Genesis Rolo to the Rescue (USA) by Aqfaq in 09:04.55 (2012-12-04)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Gain Ground (USA/Europe) by oneeighthundred in 11:40.57 (2012-11-19)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Chuck Rock II: Son of Chuck (USA) by Truncated in 17:58.42 (2012-10-06)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]Genesis Chuck Rock II: Son of Chuck (USA) by maTO in 18:30.63 (2010-05-17)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 (USA) by Dark Noob & KSYLATRON in 26:35.58 (2012-08-05)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Streets of Rage 2 (USA) by Sonikkustar in 22:58.57 (2012-07-27)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Streets of Rage 2 (USA) by Bestiajerules in 27:55.53 (2009-11-26)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]Genesis Streets of Rage 2 (USA) by SprintGod in 30:42.82 (2004-08-08)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis High Seas Havoc (USA) by philipptr in 19:52.22 (2012-07-04)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (USA) by nitrogenesis in 06:40.03 (2012-06-23)
Added [Tier: Vault]Genesis Batman Forever (World) by Keirden in 15:27.02 (2012-06-13)
Added [Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (World v1.1) by Aglar in 17:51.6 (2012-05-13)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (any v1.1) by FuzZerd, Sonikkustar, Upthorn & Aglar in 18:42.37 (2011-04-15)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (any) by nitsuja in 19:55.43 (2006-09-15)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (any) by Quietust in 21:39.53 (2005-05-09)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic Spinball (USA) by Flip in 07:16.8 (2012-05-08)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic Spinball (USA) by mmbossman in 07:58.5 (2008-01-21)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]Genesis Sonic Spinball (USA) by mmbossman in 09:55.88 (2007-12-09)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]Genesis Sonic Spinball (USA) by Zer0 in 10:51.37 (2004-10-22)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Vectorman 2 (USA) by Cpadolf in 08:35.58 (2012-03-31)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]Genesis Vectorman 2 (USA) by mmbossman in 09:01.57 (2007-10-07)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]Genesis Vectorman 2 (World) by mike89 in 09:35.18 (2007-04-10)
Added [Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]Genesis X-Men 2: Clone Wars (USA/Europe) by Truncated & Sonikkustar in 18:46.97 (2012-03-27)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]Genesis X-Men 2: Clone Wars (any) by slash_star_dash in 23:52.28 (2006-04-05)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Super Fantasy Zone (JPN) by Sonikkustar in 05:45.05 (2011-12-19)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Super Fantasy Zone (JPN) by Sonikkustar in 05:57.93 (2010-02-03)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog (World,r1) "no zips" by Aglar in 17:36.58 (2011-12-19)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Tinhead (USA) by Exonym in 18:33.53 (2011-12-15)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Castle of Illusion: Starring Mickey Mouse (USA) by Aglar in 17:33.03 (2011-10-15)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]Genesis Castle of Illusion: Starring Mickey Mouse (USA) by nesrocks in 18:23.45 (2007-03-04)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]Genesis Castle of Illusion: Starring Mickey Mouse (USA) by nesrocks in 19:10.8 (2004-08-28)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Aero the Acro-Bat (USA) by Exonym in 29:39.23 (2011-10-05)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Aero the Acro-Bat (USA/Europe) by Exonym in 30:50.2 (2011-08-04)
Added [Tier: Moons][Console-verified]Genesis Taz Mania (World) by Aqfaq, Sonikkustar & Truncated in 06:36.37 (2011-08-27)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]Genesis Taz Mania (USA) by Truncated in 08:52.53 (2006-05-11)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Gods (USA) by Aqfaq in 07:29.73 (2011-07-09)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]Genesis Gods (USA) by Aqfaq in 07:31.93 (2007-03-04)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Gods (USA) by Aqfaq in 07:34.47 (2006-06-28)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]Genesis Gods (USA) by Aqfaq in 11:41.42 (2005-07-29)
Added [Tier: Moons][Console-verified]32X Spider-Man: Web of Fire (World) by Aqfaq & mmbossman in 06:45.48 (2011-07-06)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]32X Spider-Man: Web of Fire (any) by mmbossman in 07:10.07 (2008-08-24)
Added [Tier: Vault]Genesis Bible Adventures (any) "Baby Moses" by Aglar in 02:00.37 (2011-06-24)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Puggsy (USA) by Sonikkustar in 18:00.73 (2011-06-13)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Ranger X (USA) by Truncated & TheRandomPie_IV in 09:32.5 (2011-05-03)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Contra: Hard Corps (JPN) "best ending" by Soig in 17:36.97 (2011-03-11)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Squirrel King (China) by x2poet in 17:18.62 (2011-02-22)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Contra: Hard Corps (JPN) by Soig in 14:07.52 (2011-02-07)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Contra: Hard Corps (JPN) by adelikat in 14:11.9 (2008-04-14)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Contra: Hard Corps (unknown) by Gigafrost in 15:50.7 (2004-06-10)
Added [Tier: Moons][Console-verified]Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (USA) "Competition" by nitsuja & mmarks in 02:01.05 (2011-01-02)
Added [Tier: Moons]SegaCD Earthworm Jim: Special Edition (USA) by ElectroSpecter in 28:47.4 (2010-11-26)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]Genesis Earthworm Jim (USA) by slash_star_dash in 29:04.35 (2005-08-25)
Added [Tier: Vault]Genesis Pit-Fighter (World) by adelikat in 04:48.22 (2010-11-05)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Pit-Fighter (July 1991) by nesrocks in 06:30.53 (2004-11-20)
Added [Tier: Vault]Genesis Chuck Rock (USA) by adelikat in 08:51.43 (2010-10-30)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]Genesis Chuck Rock (USA) by Mitjitsu in 09:01.27 (2007-04-09)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]Genesis Chuck Rock (USA) by Dan in 09:05.83 (2004-11-12)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Chuck Rock (USA) by Dan in 09:14.6 (2004-07-20)
Added [Tier: Vault]Genesis B.O.B. (USA/Europe) by Toothache in 52:57.85 (2010-10-03)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]SNES B.O.B. (Europe) by windeu in 1:14:11.5 (2005-10-09)
Added [Tier: Moons]SegaCD The Terminator (USA) by adelikat & Cardboard in 13:20.67 (2010-09-03)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Sparkster (JPN/USA) "100%" by Sonikkustar in 27:09.55 (2010-08-15)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Sparkster (USA) by Ferret Warlord in 27:51.32 (2008-11-04)
Added [Tier: Vault]Genesis Skitchin' (USA/Europe) by Bobo the King in 16:18.65 (2010-06-25)
Added [Tier: Vault][Notable improvement]Genesis Shining Force II (USA) by DarkKobold in 3:11:04.65 (2010-05-19)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]Genesis Shining Force II (USA) by DarkKobold in 3:26:17.75 (2010-02-23)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Vectorman (USA/Europe) by Cpadolf in 11:06.6 (2010-05-13)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Vectorman (USA) by mmbossman in 11:41.75 (2007-05-03)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Putter Golf (JPN) by Aqfaq in 03:02.87 (2010-05-13)
Added [Tier: Vault]Genesis Ex-Mutants (USA) by maTO in 10:11.23 (2010-05-07)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Zany Golf (USA/Europe,r1) by Mukki in 02:55.15 (2010-04-17)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Mega Turrican (USA) by maTO in 12:51.95 (2010-04-02)
Added [Tier: Stars]Genesis Golden Axe (JPN/USA,r1) by Mukki in 07:01.95 (2010-03-21)
- obsoletes [Tier: Stars]Genesis Golden Axe (JPN/USA r1) by trazz in 07:08.38 (2006-06-03)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Golden Axe (JPN/USA r1) by trazz in 07:30.65 (2006-04-30)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Golden Axe (JPN/USA r1) by Neofix in 08:30.48 (2006-03-20)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Golden Axe (JPN/USA r1) by CherryMay in 11:09.87 (2004-07-20)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Universal Soldier (USA) by maTO in 10:38.7 (2010-03-20)
Added [Tier: Vault]Genesis The Terminator (USA) by Nisto in 05:20.88 (2010-03-19)
Added [Tier: Vault]32X Tempo (JPN/USA) by adelikat in 14:52.62 (2010-03-14)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]32X Tempo (JPN/USA) by adelikat in 14:56.07 (2010-02-15)
Added [Tier: Vault]Genesis Marko's Magic Football (USA) by maTO in 10:50.4 (2010-03-10)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Kid Chameleon (USA/Europe) by TheRandomPie_IV in 12:47.52 (2010-03-07)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Kid Chameleon (any) by Truncated in 14:17.63 (2004-12-29)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Jurassic Park (USA) by Cpadolf in 02:31.03 (2010-03-06)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]Genesis Jurassic Park (USA) by ideamagnate in 02:43.37 (2006-02-21)
Added [Tier: Vault][Console-verified]Genesis Bubba 'n' Stix (USA) by maTO in 13:49.98 (2010-02-10)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis The Ren & Stimpy Show Presents: Stimpy's Invention (USA) by maTO in 07:18.13 (2010-02-07)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Alisia Dragoon (JPN/USA) by Toothache in 13:33.72 (2010-01-17)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis DecapAttack (USA/Europe) by Sonikkustar in 19:35.88 (2009-12-27)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Decap Attack (USA/Europe) by wwmarx in 20:04.9 (2009-06-07)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Instruments of Chaos Starring Young Indiana Jones (USA) by maTO in 09:04.58 (2009-12-25)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Disney's The Jungle Book (USA) by maTO in 08:17.17 (2009-12-06)
Added [Tier: Vault]Genesis Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (USA) by maTO in 06:43.12 (2009-11-26)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (World) "Sonic 100%" by marzojr in 55:48.8 (2009-11-09)
Added [Tier: Vault]Genesis Shadow of the Beast II (USA) by maTO in 06:33.33 (2009-11-07)
Added [Tier: Vault]Genesis Shadow of the Beast (USA) by maTO in 11:56.9 (2009-11-05)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Crusader of Centy (USA) by Eratyx in 43:40.17 (2009-11-05)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Alien Soldier (JPN) by Dammit & Truncated in 18:32.27 (2009-09-02)
Added [Tier: Vault]Genesis Shining in the Darkness (USA) by DarkKobold in 43:27.2 (2009-08-15)
Added [Tier: Vault]Genesis Jewel Master (USA) by arkiandruski in 09:40.28 (2009-08-09)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Kid Chameleon (USA/Europe) "Maximum Levels" by TheRandomPie_IV in 29:57.7 (2009-08-08)
Added [Tier: Vault][Console-verified]Genesis Madou Monogatari I (JPN) by Aqfaq in 15:29.05 (2009-07-03)
Added [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]Genesis Shining Force (USA) by DarkKobold in 1:59:59.05 (2009-06-23)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]Genesis Shining Force (USA) by DarkKobold in 2:04:26.37 (2008-07-25)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]Genesis Shining Force (USA) by DarkKobold in 2:08:40.07 (2007-11-26)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Wolverine: Adamantium Rage (USA) by mmbossman in 10:47.68 (2009-06-22)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master (USA) by Dammit in 22:18.42 (2009-06-21)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]Genesis Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master (USA) by Neofix in 25:03.77 (2006-09-09)
Added [Tier: Vault]SegaCD Heart of the Alien (USA) by Aqfaq in 05:19.03 (2009-06-19)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis McDonald's Treasure Land Adventure (USA) by Sonikkustar in 24:33.63 (2009-04-17)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Ghouls 'n Ghosts (USA/Europe r1) by Ferret Warlord in 07:44.22 (2009-04-10)
Added [Tier: Vault]Genesis Dark Castle (USA) by Aqfaq & Stanski in 00:56.37 (2009-02-08)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]Genesis Dark Castle (USA) by Aqfaq & Stanski in 00:56.55 (2007-02-04)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]Genesis Dark Castle (USA) by Aqfaq in 00:59.87 (2007-01-01)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]Genesis Dark Castle (USA) by Aqfaq in 01:00.75 (2006-02-21)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Dark Castle (USA/Europe) by Dan in 02:43.95 (2004-10-10)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Desert Demolition (USA/Europe) "Road Runner" by Ferret Warlord in 04:18.42 (2008-11-29)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Desert Demolition (USA/Europe) "Wile E. Coyote" by Ferret Warlord in 05:01.02 (2008-11-29)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Castlevania: Bloodlines (USA) "Eric Lecarde" by Samhain-Grim & Truncated in 27:41.93 (2008-11-08)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Castlevania: Bloodlines (USA) "John Morris" by Samhain-Grim & Truncated in 27:36.17 (2008-11-08)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis ESWAT: City Under Siege (USA) by Dammit in 13:22.68 (2008-10-26)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis ESWAT: City Under Siege (USA) by Dammit in 13:31.88 (2008-05-19)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Spider-Man vs. The Kingpin (USA) by mmbossman in 06:04.77 (2008-10-14)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Spider-Man vs. The Kingpin (USA) by mmbossman & Neofix in 05:47.08 (2007-04-12)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]Genesis Spider-Man vs. The Kingpin (USA) by Neofix in 07:21.7 (2004-10-10)
Added [Tier: Vault]Genesis Prince of Persia (USA) by Aqfaq in 19:03.48 (2008-09-18)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]Genesis Prince of Persia (USA) by SprintGod in 19:45.35 (2004-08-26)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Ecco: The Tides of Time (USA) by Upthorn in 47:38.72 (2008-08-18)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Twinkle Tale (JPN) by Mitjitsu in 17:33.58 (2008-08-11)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis King's Bounty (USA/Europe) by gia & Aqfaq in 00:09.93 (2008-07-20)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]Genesis King's Bounty (USA) by Aqfaq in 00:10.17 (2006-12-18)
Added [Tier: Vault]Genesis Sunset Riders (USA) by zggzdydp in 10:00.47 (2008-07-06)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Sunset Riders (USA) by Highness in 10:27.15 (2006-03-25)
Added [Tier: Vault]Genesis Magical Taruruuto-Kun (JPN) by Aqfaq in 15:12.22 (2008-04-29)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis The Lion King (World) by Mukki in 14:02.73 (2008-04-25)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]Genesis The Lion King (World) by Dan in 14:40.97 (2005-06-05)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster's Hidden Treasure (USA) by GManiac in 19:22.68 (2008-04-07)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster's Hidden Treasure (USA) by GManiac in 19:40.85 (2007-01-01)
Added [Tier: Vault]Genesis The Revenge of Shinobi (JPN/USA v1.0) by Dammit in 12:48.35 (2008-04-03)
Added [Tier: Vault]Genesis The Immortal (USA/Europe) by Aqfaq in 10:32.92 (2008-04-03)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]Genesis The Immortal (USA) by Tool23 in 12:04.4 (2006-09-09)
Added [Tier: Vault]Genesis Garfield: Caught in the Act (USA/Europe) by emu in 18:31.68 (2008-03-17)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle (USA) by Aqfaq in 05:27.8 (2008-02-28)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]Genesis Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle (USA) by nesrocks in 06:46.77 (2007-02-04)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]Genesis Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle (USA) by nesrocks in 06:55.75 (2004-12-04)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Mystic Defender (USA) by Aqfaq in 05:38.32 (2008-02-21)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]Genesis Mystic Defender (any,r0) by Highness in 06:13.45 (2005-07-04)
Added [Tier: Moons][Console-verified]Genesis Streets of Rage (World) by Mitjitsu & Mukki in 19:45.45 (2008-02-19)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]Genesis Streets of Rage (World) by SprintGod in 29:55.07 (2004-07-20)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis RoboCop versus The Terminator (USA) by Cardboard in 14:06.92 (2008-01-14)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Sub-Terrania (USA) by JXQ in 06:40.62 (2007-12-18)
Added [Tier: Vault]Genesis Beavis and Butt-Head (USA) by adelikat in 09:27.03 (2007-12-17)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]Genesis Beavis and Butt-Head (USA) by DudicalRat in 10:14.42 (2004-10-30)
Added [Tier: Vault]Genesis Fatal Labyrinth (JPN/USA) by plusminus in 06:46.25 (2007-12-02)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Blaster Master 2 (USA) by JXQ in 25:29.22 (2007-11-26)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis El Viento (JPN/USA) by SuperHappy in 09:40.6 (2007-10-06)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]Genesis El Viento (JPN/USA) by SuperHappy in 10:19.85 (2006-03-26)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis El Viento (JPN/USA) by SuperHappy in 10:51.47 (2005-08-26)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Rocket Knight Adventures (USA) by Upthorn in 27:18.13 (2007-09-15)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Rocket Knight Adventures (Europe) by Dan in 34:20.1 (2004-07-20)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Comix Zone (USA) by xoinx & XYZ in 09:34.88 (2007-09-07)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Comix Zone (USA) by xoinx in 10:19.3 (2007-05-04)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Comix Zone (USA) by xoinx in 10:39.62 (2006-12-19)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Comix Zone (USA) by Zer0 in 14:12.8 (2004-10-19)
Added [Tier: Moons][Console-verified]Genesis Marble Madness (USA) by SprintGod in 02:39.45 (2007-08-11)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Marble Madness (USA) by adelikat in 02:49.43 (2006-10-09)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Marble Madness (USA) by SprintGod in 02:51.43 (2004-08-14)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Taz in Escape From Mars (USA) by emu in 16:17.27 (2007-07-20)
Added [Tier: Vault]Genesis Midnight Resistance (USA) by adelikat in 10:48.4 (2007-07-07)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Altered Beast (JPN/USA,r2) by nesrocks in 05:53.3 (2007-06-25)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]Genesis Altered Beast (JPN/USA,r2) by Dan in 06:21.57 (2004-06-12)
Added [Tier: Vault]Genesis Mercs (World) by adelikat in 09:52.9 (2007-06-02)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]Genesis Mercs (any) by gather in 10:19.43 (2005-08-19)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Dynamite Headdy (USA) by emu in 33:22.82 (2007-06-01)
Added [Tier: Vault]Genesis The Humans (USA) by Aqfaq in 43:19.22 (2007-05-31)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Splatterhouse 2 (USA) by Aqfaq in 14:15.5 (2007-05-28)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Pulseman (JPN) by ideamagnate in 33:57.15 (2007-05-18)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Ristar (JPN) by Upthorn in 26:44.15 (2007-05-17)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]Genesis Ristar (JPN) by Upthorn in 28:17.37 (2006-06-04)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Batman (USA/Europe) by arkiandruski in 11:06.2 (2007-03-21)
Added [Tier: Vault]Genesis Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom (USA) by Acmlm in 1:37:55.98 (2006-11-11)
Added [Tier: Vault]Genesis Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi (World) by trazz in 12:52.82 (2006-11-02)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Pulseman (JPN) "warp glitch" by TwistedEye in 25:16.02 (2006-10-09)
Added [Tier: Moons]Genesis Wonder Boy in Monster World (USA/Europe) by Aqfaq in 42:10.45 (2006-07-31)
Added [Tier: Vault]Genesis Toki: Going Ape Spit (USA/Europe) by Highness in 28:25.37 (2006-06-04)
Added [Tier: Vault]32X Knuckles' Chaotix (JPN/USA) by Upthorn in 35:07.7 (2006-06-02)
Added [Tier: Vault]Genesis Cadash (USA) by nifboy in 21:55.23 (2006-02-21)

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