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Total movies: 228


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]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 (31 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][Fastest Completion]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 (15.5 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][Fastest Completion]32X Tempo (JPN/USA) in 14:52.62 by adelikat.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2010-03-14)
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Submission #2596 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.1 (16 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][Fastest Completion]Genesis 3 Ninjas Kick Back (USA) in 10:57.3 by Challenger.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2017-01-22)
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Rating: 6.8 (4 votes)
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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][Fastest Completion]Genesis Aero the Acro-Bat (USA) in 29:39.23 by Exonym.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2011-10-05)
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Rating: 7.2 (14 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][Fastest Completion][Has commentary]Genesis Aero the Acro-Bat 2 (USA) in 23:10.64 by arkiandruski & Exonym.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2018-08-09)
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Rating: 7.8 (4 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Aero the Acrobat 2 is the sequel to Aero the Acrobat. This game abandons the quest-based gameplay of the first game and instead goes for straight platformer levels. They also added a few new moves to Aero's arsenal.

According to the story, after Aero defeated Ektor the evil industrialist clown in the previous game, he decides to wander around Ektor's evil museum. Meanwhile Zero the Kamikaze squirrel rescues Ektor using his flying machine. While wandering the museum, Aero happens across a strange portal, which pulls him toward a far away past. Turns out the portal was a trap set by Ektor.


Each encode, as well as the movie file itself, contains the author's commentary in the form of soft subtitles.

[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]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 (29.5 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][Fastest Completion]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 (27 votes)
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- 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][Fastest Completion]Genesis Alien Storm in 13:58.35 by martandelus.
Bizhawk movie (.bkm) (date: 2014-08-18)
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Rating: 5.9 (8 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][Fastest Completion]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 (17 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][Fastest Completion]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][Fastest Completion]Genesis Astérix and the Great Rescue (USA) in 26:38.56 by Arcree.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2016-12-20)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 158.59 MB, length: 27:44)
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Submission #5303 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.4 (4 votes)
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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][Fastest Completion]Genesis B.O.B. (USA/Europe) in 52:57.85 by Toothache.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2010-10-03)
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Rating: 5.7 (13 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][Fastest Completion]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 (8 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][Fastest Completion]Genesis Batman (USA/Europe) in 11:06.2 by arkiandruski.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2007-03-21)
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Rating: 6.4 (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][Fastest Completion]Genesis Batman Forever (World) in 15:27.02 by Keirden.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2012-06-13)
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Rating: 6.2 (10.5 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][Fastest Completion]Genesis Batman Returns (USA) in 09:30.03 by maTO.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2017-05-25)
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Rating: 6.8 (3 votes)
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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][Fastest Completion]Genesis Beavis and Butt-Head (USA) in 09:27.03 by adelikat.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2007-12-17)
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Rating: 5.3 (25.5 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][Fastest Completion]Genesis Bible Adventures "Baby Moses" in 02:00.37 by Aglar.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2011-06-24)
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Rating: 5.0 (24.5 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][Fastest Completion]Genesis Blades of Vengeance "warps" in 05:02.71 by Kiske.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2014-12-13)
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Rating: 6.7 (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][Fastest Completion]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 (26 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: Moons][Fastest Completion][Has commentary]Genesis Bonanza Bros. (USA) in 08:21.73 by arkiandruski.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2018-10-03)
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Rating: 6.6 (3 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- 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.

This is an improvement of 29.06 seconds when comparing to level improvements as well as some better optimization and abandoning your brother to the police.


The author's created witty commentary provided in the movie file in place of the brothers talking over one another in who's the perfectionist.

[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]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 (9 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][Fastest Completion]Genesis Bram Stoker's Dracula (USA) in 11:45.74 by CReTiNo.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2015-10-02)
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Rating: 5.2 (7 votes)
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- 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][Fastest Completion]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 (11 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: Moons][Notable improvement][Fastest Completion]Genesis Cadash (USA) "2 players" in 15:34.65 by Challenger.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2018-07-25)
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Rating: 7.9 (7 votes)
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- 2 Players
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
Cadash is a sword and sorcery video game which combines elements of both the role-playing video game genre and the platform genre. The game was originally released for Arcade machines by Taito in 1989, later ported to home video game consoles such as the TurboGrafx-16 in 1991, and the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis in 1992.

It 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.

In this run, Challenger beats the predecessor movie from nifboy by 6:22.27 minutes. The improvement is so huge thanks to using 2 players, new tricks and glitches, better boss fights, and greater movement precision.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]Genesis Castle of Illusion: Starring Mickey Mouse (USA) in 17:33.03 by Aglar.
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- 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][Fastest Completion]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 Castlevania: Bloodlines (USA) "Eric Lecarde" in 27:41.93 by Samhain-Grim & Truncated.
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- 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 Chakan: The Forever Man (USA/Europe) "100%" in 17:22.93 by zoboner.
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- Takes damage to save time
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- Genre: Action
- 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][Fastest Completion]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
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
This movie here is one that makes little to no sense to someone who isn't familiar with the game. The main character can move very fast and the dark graphics don't help in figuring out what's going on. There is a lot more going on in this movie than meets the eye. For example, the player uses a secret warp involving combining the alchemy potions that are scattered throughout the levels.

This improves the previous run of the game by 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: Moons][Fastest Completion]Genesis Chester Cheetah: Wild Wild Quest (USA) in 09:45.69 by Jigwally.
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- Genre: Platform
Chester Cheetah: Wild Wild Quest is a 1993 video game that starred Cheetos mascot Chester Cheetah. It is the sequel to Chester Cheetah: Too Cool to Fool. The game is designed much like Super Mario World in that the player navigates through levels in a map, jumps up platforms, and bashes blocks.

Players must explore the entire United States, looking for 10 pieces of a map to Hip City, USA while avoiding or defeating enemies. Levels include a ship, the front of a castle, the bottom of the sea, and a city.

Jigwally bounces around, stomps on bosses, and moves his feet really fast to beat the game and become Hip himself in just under 10 minutes.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]Genesis Chuck Rock (USA) in 08:51.43 by adelikat.
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- Genre: Action
- 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][Fastest Completion]Genesis Chuck Rock II: Son of Chuck (USA) in 17:58.42 by Truncated.
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- Genre: Platform
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][Fastest Completion]Genesis Comix Zone (USA) in 09:34.88 by xoinx & XYZ.
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- Genre: Fighting
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][Fastest Completion]Genesis Contra: Hard Corps (JPN) "secret ending" in 04:57.42 by Soig.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter
Contra: Hard Corps (1994) was the first game in the series to be exclusively released on a non-Nintendo console. The game took a lot of elements from previous installments and spiced them up with even more dynamic combat, different playable characters, nonlinear plot and about twice the amount of boss fights.

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

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


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


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Contra: Hard Corps (JPN) in 14:07.52 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.

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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- 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. 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][Notable improvement][Fastest Completion]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][Fastest Completion]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][Fastest Completion]Genesis Dark Castle (USA) in 00:56.37 by Aqfaq & Stanski.
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- 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.

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I managed to skip most of the game, which is good because Dark Castle sucks.


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

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


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]Genesis DecapAttack (USA/Europe) in 19:35.88 by Sonikkustar.
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DecapAttack 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) "Wile E. Coyote" in 05:01.02 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 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.

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[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]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.

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[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]Genesis Disney's Aladdin (USA) in 10:04.86 by Flip.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
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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 optimization, better use of resources and better speed control around corners.

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


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]Genesis Disney's Pinocchio (USA) in 16:25.28 by Meerkov.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- 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: Moons][Fastest Completion]Genesis Disney's The Jungle Book (USA) in 08:17.17 by maTO.
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
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][Fastest Completion]Genesis Disney's Toy Story (USA) in 20:24.51 by Jimmie1717 & EZGames69.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
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 & EZGames69 improve the previous TAS by 4.38 seconds.

If you would like to see the TAS for the SNES version, click here.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]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][Fastest Completion]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][Fastest Completion]Genesis Duke Nukem 3D (Brazil) in 20:03.75 by Dimon12321.
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- Genre: Shooter
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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- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- 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][Fastest Completion]Genesis Dynamite Headdy (USA/Europe) in 32:39.59 by Blazephlozard.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
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.

This run is an improvement of 45.75 seconds over the predecessor publication. It is achieved through a variety of improved movement, new glitches/tricks, and better RNG manipulation. Some key time saves include better Hangman/Spike Head flings, a couple small sequence breaks, and a boss phase skip.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]Genesis Earnest Evans (USA) in 07:36.54 by Samsara.
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
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 from the previously published movie, thanks to new tricks and better optimization.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]Genesis Earthworm Jim 2 (USA) in 21:15.06 by YamiAmarillo.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses easiest difficulty
- 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][Fastest Completion]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][Fastest Completion]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][Fastest Completion]Genesis El Viento (JPN/USA) in 09:40.6 by SuperHappy.
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- 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][Fastest Completion]Genesis ESWAT: City Under Siege (USA) in 13:22.68 by Dammit.
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- 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][Fastest Completion]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][Fastest Completion]Genesis Fantasia (USA/Europe) in 09:27.18 by maTO.
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- 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][Fastest Completion]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][Fastest Completion]Genesis Flicky (USA/Europe) in 15:13.25 by ptorflaxendrosis.
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- 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][Fastest Completion]Genesis Gain Ground (USA/Europe) in 11:40.57 by oneeighthundred.
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- Uses death to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- 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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- Uses hardest difficulty
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][Fastest Completion]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][Fastest Completion]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][Fastest Completion]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][Fastest Completion]Genesis Golden Axe (JPN/USA,r1) in 07:01.95 by Mukki.
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- 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 "The Duel" in 03:02.9 by 01garland01 & ThunderAxe31.
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Golden Axe is a side-scrolling, beat 'em up, arcade video game released in 1989 by Sega for the System 16-B arcade hardware. It is the first game in the Golden Axe series. The game was ported to the Sega Genesis and Master System consoles, among many other systems.

The game puts players in the shoes of one of three heroes, each with his own reason for trying to overthrow the evil rule of Death-Adder, who - along with his forces of darkness - kidnapped and imprisoned the King and his daughter and stole the legendary Golden Axe.

This movie plays through The Duel mode, a survival mode type game that pitted players against increasingly powerful foes in consecutive rounds of play. We also have a TAS of the main game mode.


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]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][Fastest Completion]Genesis Gunstar Heroes (USA) in 31:00.33 by Samsara.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- 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][Fastest Completion]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][Fastest Completion]Genesis Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (USA) in 06:40.03 by nitrogenesis.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2012-06-23)
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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][Fastest Completion]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][Fastest Completion]Genesis Instruments of Chaos Starring Young Indiana Jones (USA) in 09:04.58 by maTO.
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
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][Fastest Completion]Genesis Iron Man in 06:33.59 by Mothrayas.
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- Unofficial game
- 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][Fastest Completion]Genesis James Bond 007: The Duel in 09:25.08 by Archanfel.
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- 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][Fastest Completion]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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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- 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][Fastest Completion][Has commentary]Genesis Jewel Master (USA) in 09:19.77 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.

arkiandruski improves his previous TAS by 20.51 seconds, mainly thanks to better optimisation.


The encodes provide commentary by the author as soft subtitles.

[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]Genesis Jurassic Park (USA) in 02:31.03 by cpadolf.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2010-03-06)
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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][Fastest Completion]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) "Maximum Levels" in 29:57.7 by TheRandomPie_IV.
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- 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][Fastest Completion]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][Fastest Completion]Genesis King's Bounty (USA/Europe) in 00:09.93 by gia & Aqfaq.
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- Genre: RPG
- 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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- Heavy glitch abuse
- 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.

There is also the original run of Sonic the Hedgehog done by Aglar in record time without the advantage of spindash and gliding/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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- Demonstration
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
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...)

We also have runs with Sonic and Tails and Knuckles in this game.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]Genesis Knuckles in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 in 17:41.85 by Zurggriff.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- 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.

We also have runs with Sonic and Tails and where Knuckles is going for the max rings challenge.


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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- Uses death to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- 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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- Genre: Strategy
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][Fastest Completion]Genesis Madou Monogatari I (JPN) in 15:29.05 by Aqfaq.
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- 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][Fastest Completion]Genesis Magical Taruruuto-Kun (JPN) in 15:12.22 by Aqfaq.
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- Genre: Platform
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][Fastest Completion]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][Fastest Completion]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.

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[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]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][Notable improvement][Fastest Completion]Genesis McDonald's Treasure Land Adventure (USA) in 22:52.22 by node1729 & Sonikkustar.
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
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.

node1729 improves upon the previous publication by 1:43.29, thanks to new strategies for the final boss as well as movement optimizations.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Mega Man: The Wily Wars (JPN) "Wily Tower" in 09:36.46 by jc564.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- 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][Fastest Completion]Genesis Mercs (World) in 09:52.9 by adelikat.
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- 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][Fastest Completion]Genesis Michael Jackson's Moonwalker (World,r0) in 18:53.64 by Odongdong.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
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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][Fastest Completion]Genesis Mickey Mania: The Timeless Adventures of Mickey Mouse (USA) in 20:31.32 by emu & Archanfel.
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- 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][Fastest Completion]Genesis Midnight Resistance (USA) in 10:48.4 by adelikat.
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- Uses easiest difficulty
- Genre: Shooter
Midnight Resistance (1990) was a rather lackluster attempt at making a Contra-esque game, ported later to Sega Genesis. Still, it manages to preserve some of the genre's core values, and therefore is well suited for a TAS.

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


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]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) "100%" in 41:51.6 by Archanfel.
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- 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][Fastest Completion]Genesis Mr. Nutz (Europe) in 29:13.85 by Archanfel.
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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][Fastest Completion]Genesis Mystic Defender (USA) in 05:38.32 by Aqfaq.
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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][Fastest Completion]Genesis Normy's Beach Babe-o-Rama (USA/Europe) in 10:20.73 by RobynS.
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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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- 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][Fastest Completion]Genesis Outrun (Japan/USA) in 04:25.73 by weatherton.
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- 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][Fastest Completion]Genesis Phantasy Star II (JPN) "warp glitch" in 07:39.46 by Jiseed.
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- 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][Fastest Completion]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) "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) "all sidequests" in 1:55:11.7 by janus.
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- 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) in 1:26:34.35 by janus.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
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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][Fastest Completion]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][Fastest Completion]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][Fastest Completion]Genesis Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure (USA) in 11:01.9 by Dooty.
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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][Fastest Completion]Genesis Pocket Monster (unknown) in 07:57.7 by zoboner.
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- 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][Fastest Completion]Genesis Pocket Monster II (unknown) in 03:55.75 by dekutony.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
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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][Fastest Completion]Genesis Prince of Persia (USA) in 19:03.48 by Aqfaq.
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- 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][Fastest Completion]Genesis Puggsy (USA) in 18:00.73 by Sonikkustar.
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- 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) "no motion glitch" 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][Fastest Completion]Genesis Pulseman (JPN) in 25:16.02 by TwistedEye.
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- 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][Fastest Completion]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][Fastest Completion][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][Fastest Completion]Genesis Ranger X (USA) in 09:32.5 by Truncated & TheRandomPie_IV.
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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][Fastest Completion]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 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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- Genre: Platform
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][Fastest Completion]Genesis RoboCop 3 (USA/Europe) in 08:40.92 by Dimon12321.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
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][Fastest Completion]Genesis RoboCop versus The Terminator (USA) in 14:06.92 by Cardboard.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
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][Fastest Completion]Genesis Rocket Knight Adventures (USA) in 27:18.13 by Upthorn.
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
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][Fastest Completion]Genesis Rolo to the Rescue (USA) in 09:04.55 by Aqfaq.
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- Genre: Platform
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][Fastest Completion]Genesis Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi (World) in 12:52.82 by trazz.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
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][Fastest Completion]Genesis Shadow of the Beast (USA) in 11:56.9 by maTO.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
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][Fastest Completion]Genesis Shadow of the Beast II (USA) in 06:33.33 by maTO.
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- Genre: Platform
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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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
- Genre: Strategy
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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][Fastest Completion]Genesis Shining Force II (USA) in 3:11:04.65 by DarkKobold.
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- Genre: RPG
- Genre: Strategy
In this second game of the series, watch nearly three and a half hours of luck manipulation so intense that it took scripting and bot-work to perform most of it. Most of the bosses in the second half of the run die in one or two rounds.

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

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


[Tier: Vault]Genesis Shining in the Darkness (USA) in 43:27.2 by DarkKobold.
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- Genre: RPG
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][Fastest Completion]Genesis Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master (USA) in 22:18.42 by Dammit.
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
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][Fastest Completion]Genesis Skitchin' (USA/Europe) in 16:18.65 by Bobo the King.
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- Uses warps
- Genre: Racing
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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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform
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.

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


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

[Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (World) "Knuckles" in 22:07.68 by Evil_3D, WST & Marzojr.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
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.

We also have runs with Knuckles 100%, Knuckles ring attack, Knuckles in Sonic 1, Knuckles in Sonic 2, Knuckles in Sonic 2 ring attack, Sonic and Tails, Tails, Amy, Sonic 100%, Competition mode and Sonic and Tails on NewGame+.


Every duplicate link leads to the camhacked version of the encode.

[Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (World) "Tails" in 30:12.52 by Aglar & marzojr.
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- Genre: Platform
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.

We also have runs with Sonic and Tails, Tails in Sonic 1, Knuckles, Amy, Knuckles 100%, Sonic 100%, Competition mode and Sonic and Tails on NewGame+.


Every second pair of links/torrents provides camhack encodes, which force the camera to follow Tails no matter where in the level he is.

[Tier: Stars]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (World) "Knuckles, ring attack" in 1:14:55.9 by TheYogWog.
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- Demonstration
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
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, Amy, Knuckles, Tails, Sonic 100%, Knuckles 100%, Competition mode, Sonic and Tails on NewGame+ and Knuckles in Sonic 2 ring attack