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Total movies: 1054


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

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

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


A2600 Dodge 'Em (USA) in 00:52.94 by yep2yel & morningpee.
Bizhawk movie (.bkm) (date: 2014-04-23)
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Rating: 6.4 (7 votes)
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- Genre: Action
In Dodge 'Em (1980), you control a race car on a four lane track, and your goal is to collect all of the dots in order to earn points and advance to the next level. The race track is divided into four quadrants with a break in the lanes between them, and you can change lanes only within these breaks. A second car will travel in the opposite direction and try to get into your lane and crash you, so you need to make sure you switch to any lane it isn't in! You can travel at two different speeds (fast and slow) and even have a second player control the enemy car.

In this mesmerizing movie, yep2yel and morningpee speed around the track and beat the first round of the game in under 55 seconds. In doing so, they improve the previous movie by 11.28 seconds thanks to new routes and speed tricks.


A2600 H.E.R.O. (USA) in 09:51.01 by StarvinStruthers.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2017-03-23)
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
H.E.R.O. is a rare fast-paced platformer for the Atari 2600. You control a man with a gyropack who must traverse caves, avoid dangerous enemies, and use a few sticks of dynamite to blast open paths in order to rescue trapped miners.

StarvinStruthers improves upon the previous publication by 4.77 seconds, due to the use of a new glitch called the "Door Skip".


A2600 Kangaroo (USA) in 00:25.22 by BrunoVisnadi.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2016-01-27)
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Obsoletes movie #2571 (00:34.8)
Rating: 5.9 (7 votes)
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- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Baby Roo has been kidnapped by monkeys, and it's up to Mama Roo to come to the rescue! Starting out at the bottom of the screen, she must hop and climb up the various ladders and platforms to the top where Baby Roo is being held captive. The monkeys will try to stop her by throwing or dropping apples and knocking her off the platforms, but Mama can fight back. With her boxing gloves on, she can knock them out with a single punch!

BrunoVisnadi improves the previous glitchy movie by 9.57 seconds, mostly through increased usage of the jumping trick.


A2600 Pitfall II: Lost Caverns (USA) "maximum score" in 09:30.32 by Alyosha.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2016-10-29)
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Rating: 6.7 (3 votes)
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- Aims for maximum score
- 100% completion
- Genre: Platform
Pitfall II: Lost Caverns is a platforming video game originally released for the Atari 2600 in 1984. The sequel to the popular Pitfall!, it opens up the world into a free-roaming adventure instead of progressing on a linear path.

This run is different from the any% TAS in that it does everything necessary to achieve the maximum score. This means avoiding falling down pits (which decreases your score by 100 each time) and following a much longer route in order to obtain all items.

Alyosha improves the previous run by 9.11 seconds, thanks to a new trick and better optimisation. Please read the author's comments for more details.


A2600 Seaquest (USA) "fastest 999999" in 01:39.8 by morningpee.
Bizhawk movie (.bkm) (date: 2014-05-18)
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Rating: 5.2 (10 votes)
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
Entirely unrelated to the TV series seaQuest DSV, Seaquest is a submarine combat game in which you control a water vessel and must pick up divers at different levels of depth while avoiding fish and enemy subs. While most of the game takes place underwater, you also must resurface for air from time to time so your air meter doesn't run out.

Like Tetris, the game ends when the score reaches the maximum 999999. This run by morningpee aims to reach this score as fast as possible.

morningpee accomplishes this through manipulating diver and enemy spawn points and using a glitch to freeze an enemy sub, allowing him to collide with it until the maximum score is reached. A lot of effort was put into figuring out the game's RNG and the optimal point to use the No-Despawn glitch; for more information, see the author's comments.


A7800 Choplifter (USA) in 02:48.77 by CoolKirby.
Bizhawk movie (.bkm) (date: 2014-06-25)
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Rating: 5.3 (8 votes)
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- Genre: Shooter
Choplifter is one of the few games that got ported from home systems to the arcade instead of the other way around. The goal of the game is to pilot an attack chopper to rescue 64 hostages from the clutches of the evil Bungeling Empire.

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

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


AppleII Apple Cider Spider in 01:44.2 by TASeditor.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2015-08-04)
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Rating: 5.8 (8 votes)
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- Genre: Platform
The player as a spider has to make their way through several obstacles to the top of an apple cider conveyor. Therefore the apples on the conveyor, the squeezing mechanisms and various living creatures disturb the player. Jumping over obstacles and climbing the thick threads, the player struggles doughtily, gaining points and progressing from level to level.

Arcade Bionic Commando (Europe) in 05:33.7 by RobynS.
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Rating: 6.9 (3 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Forgoes time-saving death
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Before reminiscing about a man I knew when I was young, before rescuing a hero named Joe, there were games where you played as Joe himself! The Bionic Commando arcade game, sequel to Commando, introduces the first hero in a platform game who couldn't even jump, which spawned many sequels.

Here, RobynS improves her previous run by 60 frames.


Arcade Dragon Unit (USA) "1 player" in 02:35.85 by nitrogenesis.
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Rating: 6.5 (13.5 votes)
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- One player in a multiplayer game
- Forgoes time-saving death
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
Dragon Unit (also known as Castle of Dragon) is an obscure arcade game about a castle with a dragon in it. Perhaps it's not the most original sounding game; but it does have nudity, gratuitous violence, and Engrish to make up for it. The action is very fast paced, and with the help of TAS skills, the dragon master is dispatched quicker than a hard boiled egg.

We also have a movie of the NES version and a 2 player run.


Arcade Dragon Unit (USA) "2 players" in 02:47.48 by mamuuuut.
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Rating: 6.7 (6 votes)
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- 2 Players
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
Dragon Unit (also known as Castle of Dragon) is a side-scrolling action-adventure game in which Geraden must hack and slash his way through the kingdom and destroy legions on Darklarza's forces. Initially equipped with a sword and a shield, plus the armor on his back, Geraden can upgrade to more powerful offensive and defensive options, as well as obtain various powerful magic spells.

While the speed boost trick can't be done when playing with two players, mamuuuut still keeps things interesting with a variety of two-player antics.

We also have a run of this game using a single player.


Arcade Final Fight (World) in 13:31.15 by £e Nécroyeur.
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Rating: 8.7 (5 votes)
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- 2 Players
- Uses a suboptimal character
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Fighting
Award - Arcade TAS of 2016
The streets of Metro City are filled with criminals who are part of a gang called Mad Gear. Former wrestler and newly elected mayor Mike Haggar tries to do something about it, much to the displeasure of the Mad Gear Gang who kidnap his daughter Jessica. Only three people are brave enough to venture into the crime-infested streets and try to bring Jessica back.

Final Fight is a 2D side-scrolling fighting game. Taking on the role of either Cody, Guy, or the mayor Mike Haggar himself, you must advance through six areas of the city clearing out the gang infestation. You will have to cope with a variety of thugs, ranging from firebomb-throwing maniacs to behemoth wrestlers. To defeat these thugs, you have an arsenal of punches, kicks, throws, and jump kicks at your disposal.

£e Nécroyeur improves the previous publication by 1 minute and 11.35 seconds. Please read the author's extensive comments on the tricks and glitches used. As a bonus, this was played on maximum difficulty settings.


Arcade Ganryu (USA) in 07:50.2 by x2poet.
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Rating: 6.8 (17 votes)
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Musashi Ganryuki, known outside of Japan as Ganryu is a simple platform Hack and Slash game on the Neo Geo. In this game, you play the warrior Musashi on a quest to fight your old enemy Kojiro who has risen from the dead. Watch as Musashi slides past most dangers and chops up bosses in record time.

Arcade Ghosts 'n Goblins in 06:27.17 by Ferret Warlord.
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Rating: 7.4 (14.5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Ghosts 'n Goblins (1986) (known in Japanese as魔界村 makaimura, "Demon World Village") begins with a normal scene: a half-naked knight is on a date in a graveyard with a princess. Suddenly, a demon appears and abducts the princess! The knight quickly suits up and makes rapid progres (sic) through the demon world in an attempt to rescue his royal girlfriend.

This run of the original arcade game completes the first cycle in 6 minutes and 27.17 seconds. We also have a run of the NES port, but the game engines are so different that a comparison between the two times doesn't make any sense. Reaching the end credits requires a second run-through of the game which would be identical to the first run-through; this is omitted in this run.


Arcade Ghouls 'n Ghosts in 13:18.18 by xipo.
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Rating: 7.1 (29 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Ghouls 'n Ghosts is the sequel to the brutally hard Ghosts 'n Goblins, and is brutally hard in its own right. This run is of the original coin-op version, which is most similar to the Genesis one. One of the major differences is less armor from chests.

Creative use of damage and picture perfect boss fights combine with some glitchy looking jumps as xipo takes on Lucifer's many demons. The game is completed twice (which is necessary to get the ending) and along the way we are treated to some fabulous Engrish and more information than necessary about the damsel in distress.


Arcade Golden Axe (USA) in 04:55.93 by Galedog.
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Rating: 6.6 (5 votes)
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- 2 Players
- Genre: Action
Golden Axe is an arcade beat em up from the late 80s. Along with its charming Conan the Barbarian style and hack and slash gameplay, it pioneered the beat em up "super" attack in the form of collectable magic. The game consists of 5 full size stages with 4 bonus stages in between for replenishing magic and HP. Gameplay consists of slicing bad guys up with weapons, riding mounts that breath fire, and casting magic spells.

Galedog slays the enemies throughout the game in record time.

For more hack-and-slaying action, please watch the movie done on the Genesis version.


Arcade Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter (JPN) in 21:05.05 by SDR.
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Rating: 8.2 (14.5 votes)
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- Playaround
- 2 Players
- Genre: Fighting
Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter is the 4th Capcom fighting game to incorporate characters licensed from the Marvel Comics universe. It is in many ways a direct sequel to X-Men vs. Street Fighter, featuring many of the same characters and the same tag-team gameplay. It was well-received and paved the way for the Marvel vs. Capcom series.

In this playaround, the author shows many different characters, sometimes controlling both 1P and 2P, sometimes against the CPU. Infinite combos, glitches, and strange situations appear non-stop. A number of the glitches and techniques are detailed in the author's comments.


Arcade Mercs (World) in 10:23.03 by DarkKobold.
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Rating: 6.6 (17.5 votes)
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- 3 Players
- Genre: Shooter
In Mercs, an arcade game that is also available for the Genesis, each player takes control of a member of the Wolf Force, to rescue the former President in Africa.

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


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Arcade Metal Slug (World) in 10:10.18 by x2poet.
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- 2 Players
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Shooter
Award - Exotic platforms TAS of 2015
Released in 1996, Metal Slug is a widely popular game about two soldiers named Marco Rossi and Tarma Roving, enrolled in the Peregrine Falcon Squad, fighting against General Morden and a bunch of other Nazi impersonators in giant mechs & machines in order to stop his New World Order under his power.

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

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


[Notable improvement]Arcade Metal Slug 3 (World) in 24:27.8 by zk547.
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- 2 Players
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Shooter
In this entry of the popular Metal Slug series, the evil would-be dictator General Morden launches another attempt to take over the world - or so it seems on the surface; this game proves that Morden is no Dr Wily by having the true villains turn out to be something else entirely.

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

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


Arcade Metal Slug 4 (World) "best ending" in 17:11.97 by x2poet.
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- Best ending
- 2 Players
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Shooter
This is a run of the fourth game in SNK's big franchise, Metal Slug.

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

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

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


Arcade Metal Slug 5 (World) in 17:37.27 by x2poet.
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- 2 Players
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Shooter
This entry in the Metal Slug series features the theft of information on the next generation of Metal Slug by the "Ptolemaic Army", wherein our heroes are tasked with recovering that data and putting an end to the evil group.

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

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


Arcade Michael Jackson's Moonwalker (bootleg) in 11:49.83 by DarkKobold.
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Rating: 6.7 (19.5 votes)
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- 3 Players
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Fighting
Not only does Michael Jackson have a Genesis video game, he also has an Arcade game! This game is loosely based on the movie of the same name, featuring Michael Jackson saving children from Mr. Big. When Michael meets his pet monkey Bubbles, he turns into a killer robot!

Michael Jackson's Moonwalker is a 3 player arcade game, where you play either a white-, red-, or black-suited Michael Jackson. The author uses all three players to complete this game as fast as possible.


Arcade Neo Turf Masters (JPN) "maximum score" in 09:17.0 by mamuuuut.
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- Playaround
- Aims for maximum score
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Sport
In Neo Turf Masters, you can pick one of six available golfers and compete on a number of golf courses around the world, including Japan (Fujiyama Oriental Golf Club), America (Grand Canyon Golf Course), Australia (Blue Lagoon Golf Course), and Germany (Baden Golf Course). The game features two modes of play: Stroke Play, in which the player attempts to get the best score by playing all 18 holes, and Match Play, in which two players compete to see who can win more of the 18 holes.

This run by mamuuuut plays the toughest course (Australia) and aims to get the lowest (best) final score while showing off unusual or unexpected paths.


Arcade Osman (unknown) "maximum score, deathless" in 09:33.18 by xy2_.
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Rating: 7.6 (5 votes)
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Osman is a arcade game in the spirit of Strider. It's a very obscure and underrated arcade game, which didn't see much of the light of day, thanks to various issues with the hardware... and the fact that the game is unforgivably hard.

This run by xy2 beats the game with the highest score possible, without relying on checkpoint farming to increase the score further.


Arcade Osman in 06:36.77 by xy2_.
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Osman is a arcade game in the spirit of Strider. It's a very obscure and underrated arcade game, which didn't see much of the light of day, thanks to various issues with the hardware... and the fact that the game is unforgivingly hard. The game never once lets you breathe, and in unassisted play, there are a lot of things to manage at the same time. This, along with the 3 health you start out with, can make clearing with just a single credit a nightmare.

The game mostly revolves along Osman and his power: he has the power to make clones of himself when he attacks that stay for a varying amount of time and reproduce the attack he just did.

This run is an improvement of 21.95 seconds over the previous one by the same author. Note that the real time of this run is 5:25.2 - The extra 1:11.57 is because the author puts his initials in the high score table after the credits roll.


Arcade Punch-Out!! (USA) in 03:26.15 by £e Nécroyeur.
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Punch-Out!! is an arcade game by Nintendo, released in 1983. Back in those carefree days, while Mike Tyson was still a promising amateur, Nintendo was developing a most particular sort of boxing video game. Punch-Out!! features two monitors, digitized speech, and an early (if not the first) example of hardware-scaled sprites.

£e Nécroyeur defeats the six opponents in record time.

This is the first Arcade publication using MAME-RR, and is published right on the 20th anniversary of the original MAME.


Arcade Samurai Shodown IV: Amakusa's Revenge (JPN) "playaround" in 17:16.35 by Dark Noob.
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Samurai Shodown IV: Amakusa's Revenge (Samurai Spirits: Amakusa's Descent (サムライスピリッツ天草降臨) in Japan) is the fourth installment of SNK's Samurai Shodown series of fighting games. Story-wise, it's the second and final chapter of a story between Samurai Shodown and Samurai Shodown II, with III being the first chapter.

In this playaround-style run, Dark Noob shows off more glitches, combos, and character variety than the preceding run in this category. This makes the movie nearly twice as long, but there should be plenty to enjoy. For some details, see the submission comments.


Arcade Shinobi (JPN) "100%" in 11:41.42 by V.
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- Genre: Action
You control a shinobi, Joe Musashi, who must battle his way through each level in search of hostages which must be rescued. You have shurikens, kicks and punches to defend yourself with, as well as powerful ninja magic which can clear the screen of enemies in one go.

Each level is broken down into smaller scenes, and hostages are guarded by big blokes who throw swords. Watch out for gun-toting enemy henchmen and ninjas.

Reaching the end of each level will find you battling it out with a boss. These range from 8ft tall giants to helicopter gunships.


Arcade Street Fighter Alpha 3 (USA) "Rose Dhalsim Dramatic Battle" in 05:21.45 by error1.
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- Genre: Fighting
Dramatic battle is a special mode in the Street Fighter Alpha games that allows both players to fight on the same side. As in the previous movie, error1 again uses this mode to show a variety of entertaining combos with Rose and Dhalsim.

Note: See this post for an explanation about why this movie obsoletes the Street Fighter Zero 2 Alpha one.


Arcade Street Fighter II: Rainbow Edition in 11:11.17 by error1.
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This is a playaround of what is considered the most popular hack of Street Fighter II - Championship Edition. The hack was found in bootlegged arcade cabinets throughout the world, surpassing the original in availability in some places.

This hack features several modifications, such as the ability to change characters mid-match, teleportation, midair special moves, and new projectile attacks. Capcom later incorporated some of these new moves into Street Fighter 2 Turbo.

In this run, the author shows off all the fighters and makes good use of some of the craziness added to the game. He also shows off quite a few glitches that are quite amusing to see.


Note: As it is widely available in stand-alone form, no patch is available or necessary.


Arcade Street Fighter Zero 3 (Asia) "playaround" in 21:17.47 by SDR.
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Street Fighter Zero 3 (ストリートファイターZERO3), more known like Alpha 3, was released in 1998.

SFZ/A3 is an evolution of the previous Zero series, and there was a huge improvement in the fight style, combos, animations/mode and with addition of fighters that were missing in Street Fighter Alpha or Zero.


Arcade Super Punch-Out!! (USA) in 03:17.42 by £e Nécroyeur.
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- Genre: Fighting
Super Punch-Out!! is an arcade game by Nintendo, released in 1984. This is the exciting sequel to Nintendo's 1983 arcade hit, Punch-Out!!. The Hero must defeat five new opponents from around the world, each a champion in his respective country, to become a "global" Champion of the World. The Hero has not been idle since winning the WVBA championship.

£e Nécroyeur defeats the 5 opponents in record time.


Arcade Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo (unknown) in 07:08.15 by dwangoAC.
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- Uses a suboptimal character
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- Genre: Puzzle
Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo is a puzzle spin-off of Super Street Fighter II Turbo first released on the arcades in 1996, then ported to several home consoles. The game works on a mechanic of normal blocks (which can group together into power gems), crash gems (which destroy gems of the same color), and counter gems sent over from opponents that count down until they turn into normal blocks. Blocks fall in pairs and after the 25th pair a diamond gem appears which destroys all gems of the same color on the playfield.

dwangoAC chooses Ryu and plays through the hardest difficulty in a mere 7 minutes and 8.15 seconds.


Arcade Super Street Fighter II Turbo (JPN) "playaround" in 19:25.52 by Dark Noob & SDR.
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- Uses hardest difficulty
Super Street Fighter II Turbo, released in Japan as Super Street Fighter II X: Grand Master Challenge (スーパーストリートファイターII X -Grand Master Challenge), is a competitive fighting game released for the arcades by Capcom in 1994. It is the fifth installment in the Street Fighter II sub-series of Street Fighter games, following Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers. Like its predecessor, it ran on the CP System II hardware.

Arcade Tapper (unknown) in 04:20.07 by £e Nécroyeur.
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
Tapper is a 1983 arcade game released by Bally Midway. Tapper puts the player in the shoes of a bartender. The player must serve eager, thirsty patrons before their patience expires while collecting empty mugs and tips.

£e Nécroyeur completes one loop of the game in record time.


[Has commentary]Arcade Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (World) in 12:14.85 by DarkKobold.
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- Forgoes time-saving death
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is an arcade game based on the TMNT cartoon released in December of 1987. Konami released this mega-hit in 1989, as one of the first arcade games to offer 4-player beat-'em-up action.

In this run, DarkKobold uses all 4 ninja turtles to freak the foot soldiers, mangle the mousers, total the Technodrome, and kick Krang and The Shredder back to Dimension-X in a little over 12 minutes.


Sonikkustar has provided commentary on the movie.

Arcade The King Of Fighters '97 (JPN) "playaround" in 15:00.83 by mamuuuut.
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The King of Fighters '97 is the fourth game in the King of Fighters series. This King of Fighters introduces two special modes - Advanced Mode (based on KOF '96) and Extra Mode (based on KOF '94 & '95). It concludes the three part 'Orochi Saga' story-line that began in King of Fighters '95 (and continued in KOF '96) (see the Wikipedia article for more details).

In this playaround, mamuuuut shows off various combos and glitches with for instance, Terry Bogard and Choi Bounge.

NOTE: The sound effects when selecting the team/order are higher pitched than usual in the official encodes.


Arcade The King of Fighters 2001 in 07:12.25 by x2poet.
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In this first publication from the King of Fighters series, x2poet uses the game's female characters to swiftly humiliate their opponents, showing off multiple combos and AI manipulation along the way.

Arcade Top Hunter: Roddy & Cathy (World) in 12:49.1 by x2poet.
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Top Hunter stars the galaxy's best bounty hunters, Samus Aran Boba Fett Spike Spiegel Roddy and Cathy, as they take down the Space Pirates Rebel Alliance Red Dragon Galactic Pirates.

This game features an initial choice of four levels, with the added quirk that the level layouts will depend on previous stage choices, and some boss machines that would make Dr Wily envious.


Arcade X-Men vs. Street Fighter (Europe) in 11:38.38 by SDR.
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SDR appears to have multiple personality disorder while abusing computer opponents - and himself - in this playaround.

Watch this highly entertaining run for a game which started Capcom's Vs. series and their Marvel Vs. Capcom franchise.


C64 The Great Giana Sisters (Europe) in 10:11.52 by Kabuto.
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- Genre: Platform
The Great Giana Sisters is a platform game developed by Time Warp Productions and released in 1987. It's known for its controversial similarities to Nintendo's Super Mario Bros, eventually leading to its removal from store shelves. Although there are plenty of similarities in terms of level design between the two games (with the first level being practically identical), the controls differ greatly compared to Super Mario Bros.


Publisher's Note: Both the Downloadables and YouTube Encode modifies the video of the Commodore 64's bootup to prevent any epileptic seizures.
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Coleco Jumpman Junior (USA) in 04:40.42 by BrunoVisnadi.
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- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Puzzle
Jumpman Junior is a game developed by Randy Glover, who described it as a "lite" version of Jumpman containing 12 levels for users without disk drives. In it, you need to defuse all of the bombs placed on Jupiter by terrorists. To do this, you must climb up ladders, touch the vines, and, of course, jump.

BrunoVisnadi improves the previous run by 7.70 seconds, thanks to a new trick and faster routes.

Note: The character should not be confused with Mario, who was originally named Jumpman. Interestingly enough, Glover cited Donkey Kong as inspiration for this game. It is not known whether the naming is a coincidence or not.


Coleco Oil's Well (USA) in 03:27.64 by BrunoVisnadi.
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In Oil's Well, you control a robotic arm with a drill head as it mines deep below the earth's crust to mine oil and make you rich. But two kinds of enemies lie in wait for you – bugs that damage your robotic arm, and land mines that damage your drill head. You must coordinate your movements to avoid them or your drill is toast!

This run by BrunoVisnadi completes all 10 stages in under three and a half minutes with carefully planned routes and some close calls with enemies.


DOOM Doom II: Hell on Earth "Kama Sutra" in 10:56.09 by Akse.
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- Genre: Shooter
Kama Sutra is a 32-level Doom 2 megawad released in March of 2005, created by Adolf "Gusta" Vojta and Jakub "method man" Razak, a pair of Czech speedrunners. They are together known as the "KSteam" after this project.

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


DOOM The Ultimate Doom (unknown) "Episode 4" in 02:35.76 by Akse.
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Doom is a 1993 science fiction horror-themed first-person shooter (FPS) video game by id Software. It is considered one of the most significant and influential titles in the video game industry, for having ushered in the popularity of the first-person shooter genre. The original game is divided into three nine-level episodes and distributed via shareware and mail order. The Ultimate Doom, an updated release of the original game featuring a fourth episode, was released in 1995 and sold at retail.

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

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


DOOM The Ultimate Doom (unknown) "Episode 2" in 03:22.01 by Akse.
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- Takes damage to save time
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- Genre: Shooter
Finally, 16 years after Doom was modified to allow savestates and slowdown (giving birth to tool-assisted speedrunning), TASVideos presents such a movie!

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

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

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DOOM The Ultimate Doom (unknown) "Episode 3" in 03:16.38 by Akse.
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Doom is a 1993 science fiction horror-themed first-person shooter (FPS) video game by id Software. It is considered one of the most significant and influential titles in the video game industry, for having ushered in the popularity of the first-person shooter genre. The original game is divided into three nine-level episodes and distributed via shareware and mail order. The Ultimate Doom, an updated release of the original game featuring a fourth episode, was released in 1995 and sold at retail.

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

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


DOS Alien Carnage (freeware) in 20:31.67 by Ilari.
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Formerly known as Halloween Harry, Alien Carnage follows our hero Harry as he single-handedly fights off an invasion of aliens intent on zombifying the populace while rescuing a large number of hostages they have taken. It is fast-paced at the general expense of control quality.

The original creators, John Passfield and Apogee Software, generously released the game as freeware in 2007 and it can be downloaded from here.

This run by Ilari plays through all four "missions" (episodes) back-to-back, as playing through the first three missions is required to unlock the fourth.


DOS CD-Man Version 2.0 in 00:03.71 by c-square.
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CD-Man is a Pac-Man clone first released in 1989, then updated to Version 2.0 in 1992. The game speed options range from the really slow "Zzzzz..." to the mind-numbingly fast "Warp". Five levels are present in Version 2.0 of the game, unlike the original version, which ended at level 3.

Author c-square controls two characters simultaneously at the highest speed setting and clears the 5 levels twice in 3.71 seconds, making it the fastest published TAS on this site.

Due to the sheer speed of the game, slowed down encodes are available. One is at 16.7% of the regular speed, while another is at 10% of the regular speed.


DOS Commander Keen 2: The Earth Explodes (v1.31) in 04:59.79 by turska.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Platform
Commander Keen 2: The Earth Explodes (1990) is the second game in the Commander Keen saga. In it, the Vorticon mothership intends to destroy Earth, and only eight-year old Billy Blaze, as Commander Keen, can save us.

Here the author beats back the Vorticon invasion in slightly under 5 minutes, leaving one to wonder why we here on Earth bother with military defense at all. It's not quite that easy though; reading the author's comments is recommended to understand the planning and manipulation required for Keen to waltz by Vorticon after Vorticon.

If you enjoy this movie, check out these other Commander Keen TASes, all by the same author.


DOS Commander Keen 3: Keen Must Die! (v1.0) in 01:38.49 by slamo.
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- Genre: Platform
From the submission comments: It's Commander Keen 3! Released in 1990, this is the final game in the Vorticon trilogy, using the same engine as Keens 1 and 2. This time Keen must face the Grand Intellect, an evil leader who enslaved all Vorticons and indoctrinated them with only one thought: "Keen must die!"

While there are 16 levels total, only 3 are required to beat the game. In RTA timing this run finishes in 1:37.68 and beats the cancelled run by 30.39 seconds.

If you enjoy this movie, TASVideos also has runs of all the other Keen games.


DOS Commander Keen 4: Secret of the Oracle (v1.0) in 10:28.28 by turska.
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Rating: 7.5 (18 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
Commander Keen 4: Secret of the Oracle (1991) is a part of the popular Commander Keen saga, developed by id Software, and is the first episode of Commander Keen in Goodbye Galaxy.

Several months after the freeing the Vorticons from Mortimer McMire, Commander Keen (Billy Blaze) finds out that an unknown race called the Shikadi are planning to destroy the Milky Way. He sets course towards Gnosticus IV on a quest to discover their location with the Oracle's aid. Upon arrival, he discovers that the Shikadi have captured the Council Members. In order to save the universe, Keen must fly to the Shadowlands and rescue them.

Using a series of tricks listed in the submission text, Keen reaches the ending in a mere 10 minutes.

Be sure to also watch the exciting conclusion to Goodbye Galaxy.


[Notable improvement]DOS Commander Keen 5: The Armageddon Machine (v1.4) in 02:02.46 by turska.
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- Best ending
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Commander Keen 5: The Armageddon Machine (1991) is a part of the popular Commander Keen saga, developed by id Software. It is a direct continuation of the previous episode of Goodbye Galaxy, in which Commander Keen (Billy Blaze) has learned from the Oracle of Gnosticus IV that the evil Shikadi plan to blow up the galaxy with their doomsday device, the Omegamatic (It slices! It dices! It causes a 100,000 light year-diameter quantum explosion!). Naturally, he sets out to sabotage the machine and stop the Shikadi.

Using a series of glitches, Keen completes only four stages to get to the end game, only one of which takes any significant length of time, and destroys the Quantum Explosion Dynamo, the core of the Omegamatic in the impossibly short time of 2:02. In the process, he manages to inadvertently prevent the Shikadi from accomplishing their escape (though you have to watch the ending very closely to figure out that this has happened here).


DOS Commander Keen 6: Aliens Ate My Baby Sitter! (v1.0) in 03:20.25 by turska.
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- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
Commander Keen 6: Aliens Ate My Baby Sitter is the final chapter in the Commander Keen saga. Eight-year old Billy Blaze, as Commander Keen, must save his babysitter from being eaten by Bloogs.

Commander Keen 6 is also the third Keen game to get absolutely destroyed at TASVideos. Watch as Keen goes over, around, or through everything in his way to beat the entire game in a bit over three minutes. Reading the author's comments is recommended, and probably mandatory if you want to know what happened.


DOS Commander Keen: Keen Dreams in 04:15.13 by slamo.
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- Uses death to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
Initially published as a commercial game between Invasion of the Vorticons and Goodbye, Galaxy! in 1991, Commander Keen: Keen Dreams was largely overlooked until it saw a shareware release in late 1992 almost a year after Goodbye, Galaxy!. It is informally known as Keen 3.5 among fans.

In Keen Dreams, Commander Keen goes to sleep and finds himself in the land of Tuberia, where he discovers that Earth children are being trapped in their sleep to work as slaves for the evil King Boobus Tuber. Out of ammo and lacking his trusty pogo stick, Keen must resort to scavenging Flower Power and Boobus Bombs from the local flora in order to combat the tuberian threat.

slamo improves his previous TAS by 24.98 seconds (~21.22 seconds on RTA timing), thanks to a new route, ditching two long levels (Melon Mines and Spud City) in favor of 4 shorter levels on the southern part of the overworld.


DOS Duke Nukem: Episode 1 - Shrapnel City (shareware v2.0) in 07:08.14 by Foone.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Long before Duke Nukem ever starred in a 3D game, he was the hero in two platform games. This is the first game in which he starred, battling Dr Proton to save the Earth from his evil Techbot army.

This run plays the first (shareware) episode of the game.


DOS Duke Nukem: Episode 2 - Mission Moonbase (unknown) in 06:56.82 by slamo.
JPC-RR movie (.jrsr) (date: 2016-08-07)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Long before Duke Nukem ever starred in a 3D game, he was the hero in two platform games. This is the first game in which he starred, battling Dr Proton to save the Earth from his evil Techbot army.

This run by slamo plays through Episode 2 - Mission Moonbase in record time.


DOS Epic Pinball (shareware v2.1) "Super Android" in 05:07.53 by dwangoAC.
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- Aims for maximum score
- Genre: Action
This table from Epic Pinball was widely distributed as shareware in the mid 1990s. The stated objective is to "[b]ring the android to life!"

The author of this run does just that, maxing out all of the game counters and achieving a very impressive final score.


DOS Hero's Quest (1.0.0) in 00:42.92 by c-square & mrprmiller.
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- Genre: Adventure
Hero's Quest: So You Want To Become A Hero (later re-released as Quest for Glory: So You Want To Become A Hero to avoid trade-mark issues) is an adventure game published by Sierra in 1989. The story goes as follows: In the valley barony of Spielburg, the evil ogress Baba Yaga has cursed the land and the baron who tried to drive her off. His daughter has disappeared and his son has been transformed into a bear, while the land is ravaged by monsters and brigands. The Valley of Spielburg is in need of a Hero able to solve these problems. The player's character is a customized adventurer whose name and class is chosen by the player. The game follows the Hero, who is a recent graduate of the Famous Adventurer's Correspondence School, on his journey into the land. He must help people and become a proclaimed Hero.

c-square and mrprmiller don't venture around a lot and become heroes in record time.

Due to how fast the actions are, a slowed down encode that plays the TAS at 25% of the regular speed is available.


DOS Hocus Pocus (USA v1.1) "Episode 2" in 13:48.61 by IsraeliRD.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
Hocus Pocus, published by Apogee Software (developed by Moonlight Software) in 1994 sees a "puny" dropout wizard setting on a quest to collect crystals which will make him powerful. On his way, Hocus is ignoring important information given to him by Terexin while defeating enemies and bosses so that Land of Lattice will become more safe to travel. By completing four tests, he will also be accepted into the Council of Wizards and marry Popopa, daughter of Terexin who leads the Council.

IsraeliRD completes the second of these tests in 13:48.61 minutes, while the player doesn't care about the enemies and get through a horde of them without taking a lot of damage. You can check the author's comments to learn more about his techniques.

The same player did a run for the first episode as well.


DOS Hocus Pocus (USA v1.1) "Episode 1" in 15:09.62 by IsraeliRD.
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Submission #2915 — Author's comments
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
Hocus Pocus, published by Apogee Software (developed by Moonlight Software) in 1994 sees a "puny" dropout wizard setting on a quest to collect crystals which will make him powerful. On his way, Hocus is ignoring important information given to him by Terexin while defeating enemies and bosses so that Land of Lattice will become more safe to travel. By completing four tests, he will also be accepted into the Council of Wizards and marry Popopa, daughter of Terexin who leads the Council.

IsraeliRD completes the first of these tests in 15:09.62 minutes, while the player doesn't care about the enemies and get through a horde of them without taking a lot of damage. You can check the author's comments to learn more about his techniques.

The same player did a run for the next episode as well.


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

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


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

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

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

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


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

DOS Jazz Jackrabbit: Holiday Hare 1994 (shareware) in 02:23.76 by Ilari.
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Rating: 6.7 (17.5 votes)
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- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter
Jazz Jackrabbit is one of the earliest products released by what was then known as Epic MegaGames, better known these days for producing the Unreal engine. It was viewed initially as being a pastiche of the Sonic the Hedgehog games and arguably developed along those lines, bearing much of the same fast platformer action.

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


DOS Jazz Jackrabbit: Holiday Hare 1995 (shareware) in 02:52.25 by Ilari.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter
Jazz Jackrabbit is one of the earliest products released by what was then known as Epic MegaGames, better known these days for producing the Unreal engine. It was viewed initially as being a pastiche of the Sonic the Hedgehog games and arguably developed along those lines, bearing much of the same fast platformer action.

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


DOS Jill of the Jungle: Volume I (shareware) in 06:40.85 by slamo.
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Jill of the Jungle: Volume I is the first episode of a shareware series. It is a platform game where the player takes the role of the titular character, an Amazon woman who takes the not-so-typical role of a monster-slaying, leather-wearing warrior. Jill's most distinguishing ability is morphing into various creatures, such as a bird, a fish, and others, which allow her to explore specific areas. Levels often feature platform structures that must be navigated precisely, as well as keys and gems that must be found in order to advance.

Author slamo runs through the first volume in 6 minutes and 40.85 seconds.


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

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


DOS Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon (unknown) in 00:39.93 by c-square.
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Strategy
Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon is a simulation game developed by MPS Labs and published by Microprose in 1990. The goal of this game is to normally rack up as much money as possible by expanding the railroad empire across the land, building stations, buying trains, creating industries and fending off the competition, with a starting capital of £1 million, in order to retire with the highest job rank.

In this TAS, however, c-square loses as much money as possible on the highest speed setting, Turbo, and still manages to earn the highest rank thanks to an underflow, where the value wraps around to be +£32 million after losing money past £32'767'000, in just less than 40 seconds. One could say he crashed the economy by doing so.


DOS Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers (USA) in 07:36.51 by c-square.
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- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Puzzle
Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers is the fourth installment of the Space Quest adventure series, and the first Space Quest game with point-and-click gameplay, as compared to its text-based predecessors. In this game, Roger Wilco is thrown into the future at Space Quest XII, and must stop Vohaul, whose consciousness lives inside another person. To do so, he must time-travel within the future (Space Quest X and XII) and to the past (Space Quest I) to gain information needed to achieve this goal.

The author, c-square, completes this game using major sequence breaks that are almost impossible to perform unassisted without abusing saves. To help with this TAS, the source code of JPC-rr was modified to support mouse input fully. See the submission text for details.


DOS The Amazing Spider-Man (freeware) in 00:18.62 by nitrogenesis.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
In this DOS game, watch as Spider-Man lives up to the adjective in the title as he glitches his way to the final screen of the run and completes the game in record time.

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

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


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

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

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


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

DOS Wolfenstein 3D (1.4) "Episode 2" in 02:52.7 by slamo.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
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- Genre: Shooter
Wolfenstein 3D is a first-person shooter developed by id Software and published by Apogee Software in 1992. It follows the mission of a World War II Allied spy, William "B.J." Blazkowicz, to take down Hitler's Nazi regime. Also known as Wolf3D, it is widely regarded as having helped popularize the first-person shooter genre on PC and is id's precursor to the wildly popular Doom series.

slamo utilizes diagonal dashing and careful manipulation to get through Operation: Eisenfaust as fast as possible.


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

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

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


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

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


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DS Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why'd You Steal Our Garbage?!! (USA) in 48:44.36 by arandomgameTASer.
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- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
Adventure Time - Hey Ice King! Why'd You Steal Our Garbage?!! is a DS game developed by WayForward, based on the popular show Adventure Time. Its gameplay is heavily inspired by Zelda II.

In this run, arandomgameTASer heavily abuses many glitches in the game, in particular an item jumping glitch, to beat the game in record time. Mathematical!


DS Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (USA) in 03:30.71 by mtbRc.
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Dawn of Sorrow (2005), the first installment of Castlevania on Nintendo DS, is a direct sequel to GBA hit Aria of Sorrow. Everyone is trying to kill our hero Soma Cruz, since in the previous game he absorbed all of Dracula's attributes. Leave it to weird cults to try and bring about the end of the world by unleashing this power.

The game is so fully broken at this point that there really is no plot in this run. Or final boss. Or much of anything at all. Using movement optimizations and a new zip, this movie completes the game 19.33 seconds faster than its predecessor. More details about the glitches can be found in the author's comments.


DS Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (USA) "Julius, in bounds" in 19:20.63 by Cpadolf.
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Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (2005), the first installment of Castlevania on Nintendo DS, is a direct sequel to GBA hit Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow.

Like its predecessor, after finishing the game, you can choose to ignore pretty-boy Soma Cruz and instead play as Julius Belmont. Unfortunately, it seems that Julius's skills have waned a bit since his last appearance. Yoko Belnades and Alucard easily pick up the slack, though.

This run avoids the use of large-skip glitches that can be seen in our other run of Julius in Dawn of Sorrow, showing off more of the game.


DS Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (USA) "Julius mode" in 09:01.49 by mtbRc.
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Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (2005), the first installment of Castlevania on Nintendo DS, is a direct sequel to GBA hit Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow.

Like its predecessor, after finishing the game, you can choose to ignore pretty-boy Soma Cruz and instead play as Julius Belmont. Unfortunately, it seems that Julius's skills have waned a bit since his last appearance. Yoko Belnades and Alucard easily pick up the slack, though... or they would, but this run skips Yoko.

Unlike our other Julius run for Dawn of Sorrow which goes through more of the game, this run manages to skip most of the game by using a zipping glitch to get into the Mine of Judgement early.


DS Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (USA) "all souls" in 35:08.59 by Kriole.
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Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (2005), the first installment of Castlevania on the Nintendo DS, is a direct sequel to GBA hit Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow. In it, Soma Cruz continues to cultivate his unhealthy obsession with collecting the souls of his enemies.

Using the powers that only tool assistance can provide, every single possible soul is collected in a bit over 35 minutes. If you've ever played the game, you know what a pain those souls can be.

Very detailed information on the run is available in the author's comments.

There are also runs that complete the game as fast as possible with Soma, with Julius, and with Julius while staying in bounds.


DS Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia (USA) "Albus mode" in 18:03.21 by mtbRc.
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"You can't hit me."

Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia, the third game in the series for the DS, takes a different direction from its direct predecessors in that it is more of a stage-based game, similar to the earliest entries in the series, rather than the "Metroidvania"-style first established by Symphony of the Night.

This run plays as Albus, only available as a character after the player has cleared the game as Shanoa. Watch in awe as he beats down this difficult game with reality warping abilities and flaming kicks.

Note: This movie starts where a main quest TAS left off. We do not usually accept movies beginning from a save. Please read the rules to see our reasons.


DS Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia (USA) in 34:38.32 by mtbRc.
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Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia, the third game in the series for the DS, takes a different direction from its direct predecessors in that it is more of a stage-based game, similar to the earliest entries in the series, rather than the "Metroidvania"-style first established by Symphony of the Night.

This run plays as Shanoa, who uses her Glyphs and copious amounts of backdashing to seal away Dracula once again.

We also have a run that beats the game with Albus here.


DS Castlevania: Portrait Of Ruin (USA) "all bosses" in 25:19.52 by mtbRc.
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The second Castlevania title released on Nintendo DS after Dawn of Sorrow, this game is a direct sequel to Bloodlines on Sega Genesis. Dracula rises from the dead yet again (cue groan), and it's up to Jonathan Morris, helped out by Charlotte Aulin, a powerful mage student, to defeat him.

Beating Dracula into a pile of dust in under five minutes wasn't enough for our heroes, so this time they wreck his entire castle and surrounding areas before killing him. Every boss is slain, so you get to see more of that fast "showtime" action. Significant glitching is used; read the author's comments for more information.


[Notable improvement]DS Castlevania: Portrait Of Ruin (USA) in 04:18.65 by mtbRc.
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- Genre: RPG
The second Castlevania title released on Nintendo DS after Dawn of Sorrow, this game is a direct sequel to BloodLines on Sega Genesis. Dracula rises from the dead yet again (cue groan), and it's up to Jonathan Morris, helped out by Charlotte Aulin, a powerful mage student, to defeat him.

This run is an improvement of 8.84 seconds over the previous run by the same author and uses many of the same glitches. A slightly different route selection sends Dracula back to his coffin even faster.


DS Castlevania: Portrait Of Ruin (USA) "Richter mode" in 17:26.43 by mtbRc.
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Like many Castlevania games, Portrait of Ruin has extra alternate play modes available after completing the primary quest. In this case, you get to play as Richter Belmont and Maria Renard, using a dual character system very similar to the main quest.

Richter and Maria blaze a path of destruction through the castle, pacifying foes with a combination of crosses, doves and other wonderful things. Complex multiple-character motion is used to move as quickly as possible; see the author's comments for an in depth explanation.


DS Contra 4 (USA) in 22:31.42 by cpadolf & zggzdydp.
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Contra 4 (2007) is largely a combined remake of the early NES and SNES Contra titles, featuring remixed music and vastly improved visuals utilizing both screens of the DS as if they were one contiguous screen.

Watch Bill Rizer embark on a new colorful adventure in the shirtless land, this time making even less sense than ever before. To quote the game's ending: Whatever the truth may have been, it was lost to time as the invaders became a mere footnote in the pages of history. A footnote which read: they sure blew up good.

Amen.


[Notable improvement]DS Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon (USA) in 08:47.83 by ruadath.
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Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon is the second remake of the original Fire Emblem, and the first Fire Emblem game for DS. The story follows the Altean prince Marth on a quest to win back his home kingdom and save his kidnapped sister. Characters and chapters that were omitted in the original game and the first remake were introduced in this title.

This is an improvement of 3 minutes and 18.01 seconds over the previous movie. Please read the author's comments for more details.


DS Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (USA) in 03:42.93 by jlun2.
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The only war going around here is breaking at least 23 traffic laws and shooting goons with what ought to be a Gatling gun.

The author completes the game in record time, using a glitch that corrupts the save game data to unlock the mission Salt in the Wound, the only one required to unlock the credits.

This run beats the previous version by 4.9 seconds.


DS Ivy the Kiwi? (USA) "100%" in 15:23.86 by Ryuto.
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Ivy is a lost bird who is wandering aimlessly around looking for her mother. Normally when you play the game you simply draw vines for Ivy to walk on and you can pull them to bounce her over an obstacle.

With tools, this turns into a mad orgy of bouncing and springy physics action that is difficult to follow with the naked eye. Don't blink or you'll miss it!


DS Johnny Test (USA) in 19:55.68 by dekutony.
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"Whoa, didn't see that coming!"

Johnny Test is a game based on the TV cartoon series of the same name. In the game, Johnny tampers with Susan and Mary's "Real Life Simulator" machine, inadvertently allowing Wacko access to the machine, who uses it to turn the town of Porkbelly into a Medieval city. If that weren't enough, Brain Freezer is holding the twins' beloved Gil hostage. Johnny and Dukey will push all the limits with numerous laboratory gadgets trying to fix this experiment gone wrong. They will have to break some rules in order to stop the bad guys and save Porkbelly – all before his parents find out.

Author dekutony runs through the game, taking advantage of multiple powerups and programming errors to beat it in 19 minutes and 55.68 seconds.


[Has commentary]DS Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days (USA) in 2:33:37.01 by arandomgameTASer.
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Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days is the first 3D handheld Kingdom Hearts game, released in North America in 2009. It follows Roxas during his time working for Organization XIII.

In this run, arandomgameTASer runs through the game's missions very quickly, utilizing extensive route planning and tricks throughout.


Downloadable encodes have the author's commentary as soft subtitles. The YouTube encode removes the credits and its associated ending theme for copyright reasons.

[Has commentary]DS Kingdom Hearts Re:coded (USA v1.0) in 1:41:02.94 by arandomgameTASer.
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Kingdom Hearts Re:coded is a remake of the mobile game Kingdom Hearts coded, released in North America in 2011. It is notable for combining many elements from previous handheld games in the Kingdom Hearts series, in particular 358/2 Days and Birth by Sleep.

In this run, watch as arandomgameTASer dodges, lunges, and yells his way through the game's various Disney inspired levels, abusing a surprising number of bugs and tricks along the way. Let's hope Sora finds a good masseuse.


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DS Kirby: Canvas Curse (USA) in 25:45.53 by GloriousLiar.
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Kirby: Canvas Curse is one of many sequels in the Kirby franchise. In this installment, Kirby and the inhabitants of Dream Land are all turned into paint by the witch Drawcia, with Kirby being stuck as a limbless ball. Players must guide Kirby through various stages via the DS touchpad.

In this run, GloriousLiar exploits quirks in the way the game handles said touchpad, allowing him to launch Kirby at ludicrous speeds to beat this game in the blink of an eye.


DS Kirby Squeak Squad (USA) in 36:40.55 by MUGG.
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Kirby Squeak Squad, known as Kirby Mouse Attack in Europe and Kirby of the Stars: Calling on the Dorotche Gang (星のカービィ 参上! ドロッチェ団) in Japan, was beaten in 36:40.53 minutes by MUGG, by taking advantage of glitches and of the bottom screen, which is used to keep and mix the things Kirby swallowed during his adventure. You can check the author's comments for more information.


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DS Mega Man ZX (USA) in 1:09:14.29 by Mothrayas & Rolanmen1.
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Mega Man ZX is the first Mega Man platformer on the DS. It is also the first Mega Man game to have the choice of a male or female protagonist (the latter is used in this run). Unlike previous Mega Man series, this series features a new system where the protagonist is actually a humanoid who changes forms using different biometals (collected mostly from bosses).

DS Mega Man ZX Advent (USA) in 1:19:26.35 by Mothrayas.
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Mega Man ZX Advent is the second game in the Mega Man ZX series. What's so different between the classic series and ZX Advent? First, you get to choose between a male (Grey) and a female (Ashe) character. Then, instead of stealing weapons from the bosses, the player steals the boss itself! Instead of switching between weapons, the player switches between forms using the Biometal Model A. Finally, the player has less freedom to pick the stages of his choice.

Mothrayas picks Ashe, the female character, to minimize the cutscenes and to save time.


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DS Mega Man ZX Advent (JPN) "100%" in 1:33:22.76 by hellagels & red-crowned-crane.
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Mega Man ZX Advent is the second game in the Mega Man ZX series. What's so different between the classic series and ZX Advent? First, you get to choose between a male (Grey) and a female (Ashe) character. Then, instead of stealing weapons from the bosses, the player steals the boss itself! Instead of switching between weapons, the player switches between forms using the Biometal Model A. Finally, the player has less freedom to pick the stages of his choice.

In this run, hellagels and red-crowned-crane collect all secret disks, life ups, BM upgrades and sub tanks, achieving a 100% completion rate.


DS Metal Slug 7 (USA) in 20:09.56 by mtvf1.
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The classic Metal Slug series comes to the DS with Metal Slug 7. Although there is only one player this time, this version is notable for allowing the player to keep two weapons and switch freely between them. Also, each player has a special advantage compared to the others: for instance, Eri can use more grenades, whereas Tarma does more damage while using a Metal Slug.

This run uses Eri and Tarma, just like mtvf1's first Eri/Tarma run. It improves zk547's deathless run by 1:08.09, despite having to use two continues to switch between Eri and Tarma.

Also check out the runs of other Metal Slug games such as Metal Slug, Metal Slug X, Metal Slug 3, Metal Slug 4, Metal Slug 5 and Metal Slug Advance.


Note: The second pair of downloadables and torrents are encodes of only the top screen.

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

DS Metroid Prime Pinball (USA) in 03:59.63 by Mothrayas.
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In this spin-off game based on Metroid Prime, Samus gets knocked and rolled around a pinball table in Morph Ball form. The table contains Metroids, which can latch onto her and suck away health. Tables initially include the surface of Tallon IV, the Pirate Frigate, the Phazon Mines, and Phendrana Drifts, though more can be unlocked by finding and collecting Artifacts, which are found by destroying Space Pirates and other dangerous creatures in certain missions.

In this TAS, Mothrayas extensively uses the game's nudging mechanic to give additional momentum and control to the ball's trajectory, along with crazy pinball action to collect the twelve Chozo Artifacts and beat the final boss as fast as possible.


DS New Super Mario Bros. (USA) "warpless" in 39:39.95 by Hartmann.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes warps
- Genre: Platform
New Super Mario Bros. was released in 2006 for the Nintendo DS. It features your typical side-scrolling plumber, but in this case he comes with enhanced abilities, like wall jumping and doing flips.

Most of the game can normally be skipped with warp cannons. Here, the author avoids those cannons, allowing you to see much more plumbing action.

This run is 1:39.56 faster than the previous one made by Soig.


DS New Super Mario Bros. (USA) "warps" in 21:08.08 by adelikat, terrotim, mindnomad & Y05H1.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Genre: Platform
New Super Mario Bros. was released in 2006 for the Nintendo DS. It features your typical side-scrolling plumber, but in this case he comes with enhanced abilities, like wall jumping and doing flips.

This run beats the previous run by 33.46 due to a new method of going through World 8-Tower 2 as well as various in-stage improvements.


[Has commentary]DS Pokémon: Pearl Version (USA) in 53:01.39 by MKDasher.
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- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
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Pokémon: Pearl Version is part of the 4th generation of Pokémon games, after Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald. For the first time in the main series, it features 3D graphics and online play over the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. In addition, there are 107 new Pokémon to catch.

In this run, MKDasher beats the game fast using luck manipulation and a major glitch that loads the overworld map incorrectly, allowing him to venture outside the level boundaries. For more information, see the author's comments.


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

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

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


DS Spider-Man 2 (USA) in 14:20.21 by adelikat.
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In this fast-paced platformer for the Nintendo DS, observe Spiderman beat up a selection of his common foes in record time.

DS Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions (USA) in 26:15.1 by arandomgameTASer.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions is a DS Spidey game released in 2010, featuring prominent Metroidvania and beat-em-up elements. It shares the same game engine with Web of Shadows and Daniel X

In this run, arandomgameTASer uses great power to blazes through with a combination of web swinging goodness and aerial attacks. It even has the Spidey humor.


DS Super Mario 64 DS (USA v1.0) in 08:12.93 by Sharkey91, Really_Tall & ALAKTORN.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Super Mario 64 DS is a remake of Super Mario 64 for the Nintendo DS, released in 2004 along with the system. It features improved graphics, new levels and playable characters, and most importantly in this case, a different "polish".

More importantly, it features different glitches than those featured in the runs of the original SM64.

This run improves the predecessor movie by 39.71 seconds.

For the out-of-bounds parts, where no textures are normally loaded, the author provided a hacked encode that shows the textures for better comprehension.


DS Tetris DS (USA) in 01:37.53 by veup.
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- Genre: Puzzle
At TASVideos, we see a lot of feats made, among the most popular however is smashing Tetris. The game seems to have the uncanny ability to agree, be sure to enjoy the sight of 'Back to Back Tetris' because you're going to see it a lot.

This movie requires DeSmuME v0.9.4+.


FDS Arumana no Kiseki (JPN) in 08:24.64 by mmbossman & Alyosha.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Arumana no Kiseki (アルマナの奇跡, Miracle of Almana) is an FDS-only platformer with an interesting grappling hook mechanic. Perhaps not surprisingly for a rather complicated mechanic like this one, it can be abused heavily to clip through walls and most of several levels.

This run is an update of mmbossman's movie with improved boss fights, implementation of the improvement missed in the previous movie, and better control over scrolling in level 3.


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

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


FDS Super Mario Bros. (JPN) "-3 stage ending" in 02:44.61 by HappyLee.
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- Genre: Platform
This game is Super Mario Bros., the original, but on the Famicom Disk System. It is much similar to the ROM version of the game, except for one minor difference that is demonstrated here.

The -1 stage is completely different. In the NES and Unisystem versions, the -1 stage repeats infinitely and cannot be completed, but in FDS, it can be completed, and then come -2 and -3.

The -3 stage in FDS is a castle level, and completing it ends the game, even though it says "princess is in another castle". The princess is not seen in the ending, but she is sighted twice in the -1 stage, as shown in this movie.

This movie is 84 frames faster than the previous one due to the use of a "cheap trick".


FDS Super Mario Bros. 2 (JPN) in 08:04.83 by HappyLee.
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- Genre: Platform
Mario has eaten too many poisonous mushrooms and as a result, decided to go on a furious killing spree. In this berserker state he has also gained the new secret ability to walk through walls at will.

Wondering how some tricks work? Information is available at Super Mario Bros. Tricks page.

This movie is 27 frames faster than the previous version due to new improvements in 1-2 and 8-4.


This is the real Super Mario Bros 2. It was never officially released in the USA and Europe. It was later ported to SNES, and released as "Lost Levels" on Super Mario All-stars.

FDS means Famicom Disk System. It was a Japanese disk-unit version of the NES.


FDS Super Mario Bros. 2 (JPN) "Luigi" in 08:13.77 by HappyLee, KFCMario.
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- Uses warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
This is a TAS of the Japanese Super Mario Bros. 2, a.k.a. 'The Lost Levels', using Mario's brother Luigi. He jumps higher than Mario, but acts slower in many ways. However, the movie is in no way worse than the Mario version - some new creative solutions have been found.

This is an 110 frame improvement over the previous movie by Phil.


FDS The Legend of Zelda (FDS v1.0) "2nd quest, game end glitch" in 03:06.46 by TASeditor, Masterjun, sockfolder.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Final boss skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Executes arbitrary code
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Second quest/Post game-completion
- Uses a level password
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
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The second quest of The Legend of Zelda is what you get by having completed the game once. It is more difficult than the first quest. In this movie, the authors enter ZELDA as the player's name to start the 2nd quest without having to complete the game first.

The authors in this run also enter some of their own code, and don't really complete the game a second time either – yet somehow do. See the authors' notes for more details.

We also have a non-glitched run of this 2nd quest.


GBA Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising (USA) in 1:08:21.25 by fetofs.
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- Genre: Strategy
In the second game of this popular series, the four warring countries from the original game find themselves uniting against a common foe who, at the game's opening, has almost completely overrun the planet.

With the help of carefully devised strategies, a little bit of luck manipulation, and moving the cursor at inhuman speed, the author repels this planetary invasion over the course of slightly more than an hour.

Reading the author's comments is strongly recommended to help keep track of what's going on.


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

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

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


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

GBA Asterix & Obelix: Bash Them All! (Europe) in 21:08.9 by TimmyAkmed.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
Rome has conquered Gaul and put a wall around the last village of resistance. Asterix and Obelix decide to tour the Roman Empire and collect souvenirs in order to show Caesar the futility of walls. It's hard to get the story from this TAS, however, because they fly through the levels so quickly, absorbing damage and rarely bothering to fight back. Though, they do take some breaks to participate in local sports. After all, if you're trying to send a message to Caesar, why not beat his athletes in one Olympic event—or all of them?

GBA Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge (USA) in 43:23.89 by Blazephlozard.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge is an isometric platformer released by Rare in 2003. It is an "interquel" to the original two N64 games, taking place while Gruntilda is trapped under the boulder in Spiral Mountain. Klungo creates a Mecha-Grunty suit for Grunty's soul to control, and she kidnaps Kazooie, travelling back in time 20 years (somehow) to keep Banjo and Kazooie from ever meeting! Mumbo sends Banjo back in time as well (somehow) to rescue his friend and destroy Mecha-Grunty, with the help of Bottles's ancestor, Bozzeye.

Blazephlozard collects the 50 Jiggies necessary to open the barrier to Winkybunion Tower and defeat Mecha-Grunty in less than 43 and a half minutes.


GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) in 20:58.62 by Kriole.
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- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
In this run of the third Game Boy Advance entry of the Castlevania series, the author neither uses major warp glitches nor collects 100% of the souls, but still manages to beat the game in just over 20 minutes - almost 7 minutes faster than the previous run.

GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "warp glitch" in 06:14.48 by klmz.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
The Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow main quest TAS has become even more glitched. Using an obscure out-of-room travel technique involving in-game saving and subsequent dying, klmz plows through the game with the confident pace of a cold-blooded killing machine in a little under seven minutes — a whole 31.72 seconds faster than the previous movie by the same author!

We recommend reading the author's comments for more information on the death warp glitch and other time-saving techniques used to make this improvement happen.

If you would like to see more of the game, we also have a run that does not make use of major warp glitches, as well as a run that collects every soul in the game.


GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "Julius mode" in 03:53.83 by hellagels & mtbRc.
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- Second quest/Post game-completion
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
Those who greatly dislike that Aria of Sorrow's main character isn't related to the Belmont clan whatsoever can safely relax, because the powerhouse known as Julius Belmont enters the stage in the relatively short run of this Castlevania installment.

Julius is only available to those who have completed the main quest. While he can't do most of Soma Cruz's fancy tricks, he can get around just as quickly by glitching through walls and hopping madly around the castle, producing almost inhuman sounds with every jump.

This is an improvement of 3.70 seconds over the previous publication.

Note: This movie starts where a main quest TAS left off. We do not usually accept movies beginning from a save. Please read the rules to see our reasons.


GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "Julius mode, all bosses" in 11:52.03 by hellagels & KSeptuple & Pike.
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- Uses warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Platform
Normally a solar eclipse isn't a dangerous event, but for Soma Cruz being sucked through a portal and into Dracula's castle during one will turn his day into a total nightmare. As Soma you must venture through the castle and find a way out. As you do so, you will discover the true meaning behind the event, and why Dracula has risen yet again.

Those who greatly dislike that Aria of Sorrow's main character isn't related to the Belmont clan whatsoever can safely relax, because the powerhouse known as Julius Belmont enters the stage to destroy every boss faster then Soma ever could.

Julius is only available to those who have completed the main quest. While he can't do most of Soma Cruz's fancy tricks, he can get around just as quickly by glitching through walls and hopping madly around the castle, producing almost inhuman sounds with every jump.

This movie obsoletes the previous one in this category, despite having a longer time, because it uses hard mode, is more optimized and also manages to get into a Julius vs. Julius fight.


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GBA Castlevania: Circle of the Moon (USA) "warp glitch" in 05:21.58 by Cardboard.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
When played normally, Castlevania: Circle of the Moon is a rather long game, in which exploration, leveling up, and killing bosses in order to gain access to different items or portions of the castle is necessary. However, a bit of luck manipulation and a series of glitches involving DSS cards throw all these aspects of gameplay out of the window, allowing the player to warp directly to Dracula and kill him humiliatingly in just over 5 minutes.

This movie is a 21 frame improvement over the previous movie by the same author due to some small optimizations.


GBA Castlevania: Circle of the Moon (USA) in 21:40.22 by Cardboard.
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- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
Nathan Graves is a vampire hunter trying to save his master, Morris, from the clutches of Dracula. Normally this would require collecting lots of different items as well as hours of leveling, but Cardboard proves collectible cards passé by gathering almost none of the cards required for spells and blazing through the game at warp speed without regard to levels or his own safety.

This movie is a 10.5 second improvement over the author's previous movie through various small & thorough optimizations.

For those interested in the areas of the game which this run skips, make sure to check out zggzdydp's run which achieves 100% map completion.


[Notable improvement]GBA Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance (USA) in 07:50.1 by gstick.
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- Major skip glitch
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
The main quest completion time has been shortened to nearly one fourth of what it initially was, thanks to the discovery of a glitch that allows Juste to sink into walls.

This is a 3:25.15 minute improvement over klmz's movie. Like in the previous movies, the author picked up an item to display those cool CRITICAL's for entertainment, at the cost of some time.

However, if you still think there is not enough zipping through walls, be sure to watch the second quest completed in less than half a minute!


GBA Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance (USA) "Maxim" in 00:22.73 by Yuzuhara_3.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
This is a really, really fast TAS through Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance played with Maxim, who is only available after the game is beaten once. Most of the game is glitched through by being stuck in different walls, so it's hard to explain what happened in this run; see it for yourself.

This is a 1 frame improvement over the previous run by gstick.

If you like this run but have a craving for more Maxim action, be sure to check out the Maxim warpless run.


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[Notable improvement]GBA Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance (USA) "Maxim, all bosses" in 05:47.68 by gstick.
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- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
This is a really fast TAS through Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance played as Maxim, who is only available after the game is beaten. Unlike in the glitch-warped run, the protagonist doesn't directly fight Dracula and instead defeats every boss, reaching Dracula the intended way. However, this doesn't stop Maxim from making short work of every boss and sinking into walls wherever he wants.

This TAS by gstick improves the prior run by 1:42.59 thanks to further optimizations and an entirely new route.


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GBA Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance (USA) "all furniture, best ending" in 20:19.84 by McBobX.
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- Best ending
- Forgoes time-saving damage
- Uses warps
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
In Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance, the Belmont clan must again rise to the challenge: Dracula's castle is in disarray and is in serious need of an interior decorator! In this movie, Juste Belmont zips through walls, under floors, and over zombies with the very important task of rearranging furniture. (He also defeats Dracula and rescues his best friends along the way, but that's not very important.)

This movie is a 29.88 improvement over its predecessor, with a new route in Clock Tower B.


GBA Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance (USA) "Simon, Hard, Boss Rush" in 07:51.27 by Robert_Ordis.
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- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance is the second Castlevania game to appear on the Game Boy Advance. Juste Belmont and his friend Maxim are drawn to the newly resurrected Dracula's Castle in order to save their mutual friend Lydie, although it remains to be seen who will be saving whom.

This run plays through the Boss Rush mode using Simon Belmont, the original hero of Castlevania. Simon is pretty slow, but he still powers through the bosses with massive amounts of cross abuse.


GBA Digimon Sapphire (unknown) in 31:59.4 by Mothrayas.
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- Unofficial game
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Digimon Sapphire is a pirate platforming game developed by Vast Fame.

GBA Disney's The Lion King 1 1/2 (USA) "100%" in 39:58.44 by Doc Skellington.
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Timon and Pumbaa are back for an all-new adventure that takes place during the original The Lion King movie, although from the point of view of these two goons. You control Timon, Pumbaa, or both as they attempt to find their dream home and help Simba take Pride Rock back from Scar.

This TAS by Doc Skellington plays through the game in under 40 minutes while collecting all of the grubs in each level, thus achieving 100% completion.


GBA Dragon Ball: Advanced Adventure (JPN) in 44:34.07 by AnotherGamer.
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- Genre: Fighting
- Genre: Platform
Dragon Ball: Advanced Adventure (ドラゴンボール アドバンス アドベンチャー) is mainly a platformer/fighting game with some one-on-one fights with more important characters thrown in.

The author tries to complete the game moderately fast, while showing off different things you can do and getting a high score in progress.

Doesn't get hit, except in 2 vs fights where losing is part of the game's plot.

Ending score: 32074970.


GBA Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku (USA) in 13:46.29 by MUGG.
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- Genre: Adventure
Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku is an action RPG based on Dragon Ball Z, developed by Webfoot Technologies. It is the first game in The Legacy of Goku trilogy. Together, all three games tell the original story of Dragon Ball Z, more or less.

This run by MUGG uses copious amounts of luck manipulation and flight retention to beat this rather grindy game in a little under 14 minutes.


GBA Fire Emblem (USA) in 1:25:02.9 by Rolanmen1 & Nitrodon.
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- Genre: RPG
- Genre: Strategy
Fire Emblem is the seventh game in the series of strategy RPGs, and the first to be given a release outside Japan. When Eliwood discovers his father is missing, he sets out to find him, but what he discovers is far more amazing and terrifying than he ever imagined.

With carefully planned strategy, the runners complete this game in a timely manner, knocking off the entirety of the first modes available in a mere 140 turns.

Note: You can watch a version with animations turned on here.


GBA Fire Emblem: Fuuin no Tsurugi (JPN) in 1:02:42.05 by Toothache.
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- Genre: RPG
- Genre: Strategy
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Fire Emblem: Fūin no Tsurugi (ファイアーエムブレム封印の剣) is the 6th game in the Fire Emblem tactical series and the first on the Game Boy Advance console. Like other games in the series, it features a tactical combat system which can be heavily manipulated by a tool-assisted run.

A huge amount of route planning was required to ensure that this run is as fast as possible; detailed analyses of each chapter can be found in the authors' comments.


GBA Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones (USA) in 1:08:51.2 by Vykan12.
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- Genre: RPG
- Genre: Strategy
The Fire Emblem series is popular for its tactical-role-playing element. This is the eighth installment of the series, usually taking many hours to finish and hundreds of turns.

In this playthrough, Vykan12 takes the game one step further, playing on the hardest setting - this takes a couple of minutes longer than the previous version, but reduces the turn count to a mere 93 turns.


GBA Futari wa Precure Max Heart: Maji? Maji!? Fight de IN Janai (JPN) in 31:49.59 by FractalFusion.
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An action platform game based on the Precure (Pretty Cure) anime, starring three girls who kick and punch their way to victory.

This TAS abuses the physics of this game to speed through the levels quickly. For more information, see the author's comments.


GBA Garfield and His Nine Lives (USA) in 10:07.79 by tormented.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
After having eaten very heavily just before going to bed, Garfield finds himself trapped in a nightmare from which he must escape and where he lives through all of his nine "lives". Amusingly, this is unrelated to a similarly-titled story collection.

The game is a sidescrolling platformer, which is divided into 9 levels. Each level represents one of Garfield's lives (though this implies Garfield has lived an entire life in the sewer and another in a tree...). To complete the level, Garfield must fulfill a goal which is given at the beginning, like finding 10 eggs or getting the key to a door. After three levels, there is always a boss fight. Apart from jumping, Garfield can kick to get rid of his foes and he can perform a ramming attack and an elbow blow.

tormented runs through the game in 10 minutes and 7.79 seconds.


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

Warning!

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

[Has commentary]GBA Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (USA/Europe) in 56:17.96 by DaJaWi.
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As one of the many video game adaptations of the Harry Potter series, this adventure game for the GBA sticks fairly closely to the plot of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone as Harry attends his first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Despite the large number of adaptations out there, at the start of 2015 this is only the first Harry Potter game to receive a movie on TASVideos.

This game has gameplay and mechanics that differ from the Harry Potter games on any other console, and was notorious for its infuriating pit and platform puzzles, but in this movie it is hard to tell what all the fuss was about. With precise spell usage, a little enemy manipulation, and the aid of some prefects who clearly need an eye-test, the game is completed in a little under an hour.


Downloadable encodes have the author's commentary as soft subtitles.

GBA Hey Arnold! The Movie (USA) in 28:26.58 by xy2_.
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This is a jump 'n run game based on the movie of Nickelodeon's popular TV show, Hey Arnold! It lets you play as several characters from the series – Arnold, Gerald, Grandpa, and Grandma – as they try to save their neighborhood from being demolished by corrupt developer Scheck.

In this TAS, xy2 abuses several minor glitches, including bunny hopping and hyper jumping, to quickly beat the game in under half an hour.


GBA Hikaru no Go (JPN v1.0) in 12:05.63 by pirohiko.
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Hikaru no Go was published serially in "Weekly Shonen Jump" for "NARUTO" and the same period. And the animated cartoon was produced as well as "NARUTO" by "Studio Pierrot". When the comic was serialized, "the game of Go" became a boom among children in Japan.

This movie is highly recommended for those who know the Go game, because it does play around with AI, making it do the most absurd moves possible, which still serves the main goal - speed.


GBA Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories (USA) "Reverse/Rebirth" in 47:48.03 by Doc Skellington.
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Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories is the second Kingdom Hearts game released, detailing Sora's encounters in the mysterious Castle Oblivion.

This run is done on Reverse/Rebirth, which is Riku's campaign. The author, Doc Skellington, heavily abuses luck for nearly everything, beating the game in about the time it would normally take one to finish the first level. More information can be found in the author's comments.


The YouTube encode removes the credits and its associated ending theme for copyright reasons.

GBA Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories (USA) in 1:19:09.77 by Doc Skellington.
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Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories is the second Kingdom Hearts game released, detailing Sora's encounters in the mysterious Castle Oblivion.

In this run, Doc Skellington heavily abuses luck for nearly everything, beating the game in about the time it would normally take one to finish the first level.


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[Notable improvement]GBA Kirby & The Amazing Mirror (JPN v1.1) in 23:27.12 by MUGG.
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In another delightfully colorful Kirby game, Kirby is out taking a walk when a dark copy of Meta Knight appears, slices him into four different Kirbys (each having only a limited ability to inhale), breaks the mirror leading to the Mirror World, and scatters the eight pieces far and wide. To save the real Meta Knight and free Dream Land from great evil, the four Kirbys set out to traverse the maze and collect the pieces.

In this run, mugg utilizes a variety of different enemy abilities to help speed things along and improves his previous run by 2:44.40 minutes.


GBA Kirby & The Amazing Mirror (JPN v1.1) "100%" in 58:10.02 by MUGG.
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Not content with merely constructing the mirror and saving the day, Kirby and his multicolored clones have decided that they must also collect anything and everything that they come across.

We also have an any% run, which collects only the items needed to beat the game.


GBA Kuru Kuru Kururin (Europe) in 10:22.08 by Ryuto.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Genre: Puzzle
- Genre: Racing
Kuru Kuru Kururin is an unusual game that is a mix of racing/puzzle genres. The player controls a slowly spinning stick called the Helirin, and must maneuver it through a series of mazes. The player controls the direction and speed of movement but not the Helirin's constant rotation. In this fast paced TAS Ryuto chooses to ignore damage penalties in exchange for blazing fast realtime completion and creative methods of getting around the Helirin's forced rotation to squeeze into even the tiniest of gaps.

GBA Kururin Paradise (JPN) in 20:07.72 by Ryuto.
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- Genre: Puzzle
- Genre: Racing
Kururin Paradise is the sequel to Kuru Kuru Kururin. Once again you control the Helirin, but this time you have a small measure of control over its rotation. This extra control allowed Ryuto to create a movie that can aim for fastest time without taking damage.

Also added to the sequel are several strange and entertaining minigames, such as using the Helirin to mow grass or attack intruding enemies Space Invaders style.

This is a 27.81 second improvement over the last attempt by the same author.


GBA LEGO Bionicle (USA) in 08:15.42 by Memory.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
LEGO Bionicle is a game based on the Bionicle toy sets, only released on the Game Boy Advance.

Set before the Toa Mata arrive on Mata Nui, it chronicles the adventures of Takua as he searches for the kidnapped Turaga and hidden Toa stones.

In this run, Memory abuses multiple glitches and general shoddy programming in this handheld game to complete the game only rescuing two Turaga's (village elders) and two Toa Stones.


GBA Madagascar (USA) in 28:12.3 by CoolKirby & YoungJ1997lol.
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- Genre: Platform
Based on the animated film from DreamWorks, Madagascar follows Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria as they attempt to stop Marty from leaving New York's Central Park Zoo and accidentally wind up in Madagascar. As the game progresses, the animals develop new skills to help them explore the island, such as the stealth crawl, the sneeze jump, and the claw climb.

The game also features the ability to switch between up to four characters at any time. This enables a host of new routes and tricks like rapidly switching characters to prevent damage knockback and enable a triple jump.

In this run, CoolKirby and YoungJ1997lol utilize these tricks to speed through the movie's plot in under half an hour.


GBA Mario Pinball Land (JPN) in 07:21.22 by MUGG.
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- Genre: Action
Super Mario Ball (スーパーマリオボール), also known as Mario Pinball Land in the US, is an adventure quest combined with pinball type game similar to Pinball Quest.

In the game you need to flip Mario like a pinball to obtain stars, keys, defeat enemies, and advance levels.

Of course the author completes these objectives with speed and precision and often while juggling multiple balls.

MUGG improves the previous movie by 40.48 seconds, thanks to abuse of the game's Save & Quit feature and overall better optimisation.


[Notable improvement]GBA Mario vs. Donkey Kong (USA) in 37:23.32 by Chef Stef.
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- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Puzzle
Mario vs. Donkey Kong is an evolution of the ever popular Donkey Kong franchise that pits Jumpman (aka Mario) yet again against the ape Donkey Kong. This time, Mario faces puzzling levels that require him to hit switches that activate/deactivate colored walls in an attempt to save the Mini-Mario toys.

The author, Chef Stef, abuses game physics and collision detection to complete the levels in record time. Using a series of new glitches and strategies, he also beats his previous run by almost seven and a half minutes.


GBA Mega Man Battle Network (USA) in 55:40.65 by Bag of Magic Food.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: RPG
Imagine Mega Man as an RPG set in an alternate universe where he and his fellow robots aren't robots but computer programs, and you end up with this series - but even this unique take on the premise is no barrier to continuing TASVideos' long history of quality Mega Man runs.

If you care to know more about the run, be sure to read the extremely long set of author's comments (which comprise, in fact, the longest such set of comments on the site - you have been warned). We also have a run for the second game in the series.


GBA Mega Man Zero (USA) in 16:52.42 by computerbird & hellagels.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
This is the first Mega Man Zero game in the series for the Game Boy Advance. Unlike most other Mega Man games, Zero really is not in the mood for fighting all the bad guys, and decides to call it quits in the first few missions so that he can skip ahead to the last stages.

This run beats the previous run by 4.56 seconds due to a new trick called the "spike jump" which allows Zero to climb on the spikes without taking damage.

If you liked this movie, be sure to check out the all stages run.


[Notable improvement]GBA Mega Man Zero (USA) "all missions" in 33:43.26 by Flameberger.
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- Forgoes warps
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
After a long hibernation meant to purge his body of the Wily Virus, Zero is awakened to save Ciel and the resistance. Zero decides to help, but what he really wants is to have some slashing fun.

Unlike the other run of this game, this run doesn't use mission skips, which means that the author had to beat every mission as fast as possible.

This run from Flameberger improves the previous movie by 35.76 seconds.


GBA Mega Man Zero 2 (JPN) in 50:54.88 by computerbird.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Zero is back in his second personal adventure, facing his greatest challenge yet.

This time, the Japanese version is used instead for a glitch only available on that ROM.

This run beats the previous run by 8 minutes and 23 seconds.

Sonikkustar has done some live commentary on Ustream as well.


GBA Mega Man Zero 3 (USA) "100%" in 1:03:53.15 by Rolanmen1.
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
The third game in the Megaman Zero subseries takes place two months after its predecessor.

It features mostly the same game play as its predecessors, but with a different Cyber Elf system and customizable armor. Also new are the Secret Disks, which can be analyzed for information about the series, enemies, items, and the characters.

Unlike the other run, this run aims to collect all disks, all sub-tanks, and all Ex-Skills. It also gets a special rank when the final stage ends (Disk Capturer) and unlocks Ultimate Mode afterward.


GBA Mega Man Zero 3 (USA) in 56:31.7 by hellagels.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
The third game in the Megaman Zero subseries takes place two months after its predecessor.

It features mostly the same gameplay as its predecessors, but with a different Cyber Elf system and customizable armor. Also new are the Secret Disks, which can be analyzed for information about the series, enemies, items, and the characters.

This run is 28.25 seconds faster than the previous version.


GBA Mega Man Zero 4 (USA) in 37:07.48 by klmz.
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Zero has a new body which he does all the same old stuff with. Once again, it's on the Game Boy Advance. As with the other games in the series, there is a delay with every hit of the Z-Saber, so many enemies are killed in other ways. (In particular, in this game, Zero can pick up guns from some enemies and use them for added variety.)

This run is almost 4 minutes and 20 seconds faster than the previous movie, in spite of having over 30 seconds more text due to game version differences. A large part of this improvement is due to new combos. Also, the invulnerability times of midbosses are abused even further with midair wobbling of the Z-Saber or the Z-Knuckles. For more details, see the run's comments.


GBA Metal Slug Advance (USA) in 11:13.16 by mtvf1.
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Metal Slug Advance is an action shooter game from the popular series Metal Slug. In it, you are a recruit for Peregrine Falcon, training on an unnamed island with limited equipment. All seems to be going as planned, but when General Morden's troops invade the island, capture many of your allies, and attempt to build a base, you must rise to the task of fending off the approaching army.

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

In this run, the author, mtvf1, utilizes Tyra Elson to finish the game in just less than twelve minutes, 33.10 seconds faster than the previous movie by x2poet.

See also the runs of Metal Slug, Metal Slug X, Metal Slug 3, Metal Slug 4, and Metal Slug 7. You can also see a 100% run of Advance that collects all the cards and completes all the stages.


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

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

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

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


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


GBA Metroid: Zero Mission (USA) in 32:08.09 by Dragonfangs.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Metroid: Zero Mission is a retelling of the original Metroid's story with a couple of new plot twists and updated gameplay.

This movie improves on the previous attempt by the same author by 28 in-game seconds and 34 seconds of real time. The time saved comes from more optimized movements and a few minor tricks, but mainly from a greater understanding of RNG in the game.

The in-game clear time is 0:20:59. The item collection rate is 20%.


GBA Metroid: Zero Mission (USA) "low%" in 34:42.27 by Cpadolf.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Metroid: Zero Mission is a retelling of Metroid with new plot twists and updated gameplay.

This run aims to complete the game as quickly as possible while collecting as few items as possible. This changes the gameplay, requiring more careful ammo management and new solutions to complete certain areas without powerups. Reading the author's comments is recommended.

The in-game clear time is 0:23:48. The item collection rate is 9%.


GBA Metroid Fusion (USA) "100%" in 1:35:19.3 by BioSpark.
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- 100% completion
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
After a major surgery, Samus's Power Suit has been reduced in appearance. To compensate, she decides to arm herself to the teeth with 250 missiles and more power bombs than she really needs. It's her favorite thing to do when sequence breaking isn't as feasible.

BioSpark collects all 100 capacity increasing items for Samus's health, missiles and power bombs. The abilities recovered from the Core-X are not part of this number.

Like in previous Metroid Fusion TASes, lowest in-game time is top priority, sacrificing some minor tricks that save real-time but would have made in-game time slightly higher. In-game completion time is 55:28, 48 in-game seconds faster than the previous run. The real-time improvement is 30.23 seconds. It appears smaller due to 1 in-game second actually being 1.06 real-time seconds in this game.


If you are interested, an alternate encode is available, that eliminates all of the door screen transitions and conversations, cutting viewing time quite a bit.

GBA Metroid Fusion (USA) "0%" in 1:13:26.73 by Dragonfangs.
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Low% completion
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
Rather than being able to explore the world freely and sequence break to her heart's content, Samus is at the mercy of a computer's will. As a result this game is very linear with virtually no chance to collect items out of order.

The in-game completion time is 0:40 and no unnecessary items are collected (0%).

The encode without door transitions is available here on YouTube.


GBA Mortal Kombat: Tournament Edition (USA) "Tag Team" in 05:56.4 by AKheon.
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- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Fighting
Mortal Kombat: Tournament Edition is a standalone game which acts as a sort of expansion to the GBA version of Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance. It has different characters, better AI and some bug fixes compared to the original GBA game.

Here, AKheon plays the Tag Team mode, where he chooses a team of two fighters to fight against other teams. The characters can be swapped at any time during a match.

If you're looking for a run that abuses a lot of crazy glitches in a handheld fighting game, then look no further, you have it right here!

The author also did tool-assisted playarounds on Mortal Kombat II (Game Boy version) and Mortal Kombat Advance.


GBA Mortal Kombat Advance (USA) in 16:32.02 by AKheon.
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Fighting
Mortal Kombat Advance is a port of the classic Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, for a handheld console. A terrible one at that. This one features a different engine, full of glitches, lousy controls and an even cheaper AI.

AKheon makes the in-game fighters look like idiots by glitching the game in a lot of possible ways!

The author also did a tool-assisted playaround on Mortal Kombat II (Game Boy version) and on Mortal Kombat: Tournament Edition.

If you want your SNES UMK3 fix, you can check out this movie and this staff-recommended movie.


GBA Mr. Driller 2 (USA) "Time Attack" in 07:28.8 by Kyman.
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- Genre: Puzzle
Mr. Driller 2 is a fast-paced puzzle game where you have to drill to the bottom of the level within a fixed time limit.

In this run, the author drills through the ten time attack courses in slightly under seven and a half minutes. Furthermore, he aims primarily for in-game time, as it adds to the entertainment value and adds also to the strategy, as there are time bonuses in this mode which subtract time.

This is an improvement of 4.76 seconds over the previous publication, with the improvement coming from better routes and better optimization.


GBA Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee (USA/Europe) in 11:39.58 by Dooty.
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- Genre: Puzzle
Oddworld: Munchs Oddysee tells the story of Munch, a frog-like creature, fighting to prevent its kind to become extinct. But he is not alone is his quest; Abe, the Mudokon, will lend him a helpful hand.

In this run, Dooty beats the game in record time by using some major glitches to pass through many walls. Expect the screen to look pretty glitchy for a lot of the run.


GBA Pokémon: Emerald Version (USA) "Pomeg glitch" in 1:16:12.27 by GoddessMaria.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Pokémon: Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald form the third generation of Pokémon, after Pokémon: Gold and Silver. Noticeable differences include the graphics and interface, Pokémon abilities, and running shoes that allow the player to move around much faster in the overworld before getting the bike.

In this movie, GoddessMaria applies her experience with TASing the game's alternate modes to a full run, finishing in under an hour and twenty minutes using lots of luck manipulation. At some point, her trainer gets fed up with all these slow battles, flies to the end, and storms the Elite Four throwing bad eggs at anyone who wants a fight.


Note: To play the vbm, you need to have Real Time Clock on and Flash 128k as the Save Type. Real Time Clock is for sync, while Flash 128k is to prevent the game from displaying a white screen.

GBA Pokémon: Emerald Version (USA) in 2:12:33.24 by GoddessMaria.
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- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Pokémon: Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald form the third generation of Pokémon, after Pokémon: Gold and Silver. Noticeable differences include the graphics and interface, Pokémon abilities, and running shoes that allow the player to move around much faster in the overworld before getting the bike.

This TAS completes the game without using any glitches. There is another TAS of this game which uses a notable glitch to skip through the second half of the game much faster.


Note: To play the bk2 file you need to have configure your timezone to GMT-5 (US Eastern Time).

[Notable improvement]GBA Pokémon: FireRed Version (USA) in 1:44:17.34 by MKDasher.
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- Genre: RPG
Pokémon: FireRed Version is an enhanced version of the original Pokémon: Red Version. Many glitches have been removed, and the random mechanics behind wild encounters have changed. This leads to very different strategies compared to our fastest runs on the original generation of games, and as a result, runs of this game see much more of the plot.

Watch as MKDasher crushes this game using Clefable (the first evolved form of Clefairy) and lots of luck manipulation. This run improves the previous version by over 2 minutes by fighting most battles with Clefable instead of Squirtle and using Metronome (which picks a random move to use from all moves in the game) against the Elite Four.


There is also an encode here that contains interesting data like PP left for each move, Pokémon stats, and some commentary on the run alongside the video.

GBA Pokémon: Ruby Version (USA) in 1:31:45.43 by FractalFusion & GoddessMaria.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Pokémon: Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald form the third generation of Pokémon, after Pokémon: Gold and Silver. Noticeable differences include the graphics and interface, Pokémon abilities, and running shoes that allow the player to move around much faster in the outside overworld before getting the bike.

FractalFusion and GoddessMaria complete the game in a mere 1:31:45, 3 minutes and 22 seconds faster than the previous Sapphire Version run. Instead of using Machop/Machoke, this run now uses Taillow/Swellow, which is obtained far earlier in the game, also has Guts as an ability, and has powerful moves early on and throughout. The movie also uses advanced methods of luck manipulation with the help of RNG analysis. For more details, see the submission text.


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GBA Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (USA) "100%" in 1:14:16.72 by theenglishman.
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- 100% completion
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
Everyone's favourite gymnastic winner is back, and this time, he's sparing no expense to make sure the evil Vizier's reign of sand-based terror is stopped once and for all. Watch as our hero slaughters the Vizier's entire army, robs him of his precious metal, confiscates his valuable medical resources and steals all his ancient scrolls without even stamping his library card.

In this run, theenglishman achieves a self-defined full completion, which is everything you can acquire or do in the game without the use of a Nintendo GameCube/Game Boy Advance link cable. In the case of this game, it boils down to:

  • Kill all 75 Sand Persians, which makes the Prince reach max stats (Level 30, 150 HP, 115 Attack, 90 Defence)
  • Acquire all available consumables (9 Life Potions, 9 Sands of Time, 5 Antidotes - consumables can be used at any time)
  • Collect Slowdown Ring and Freeze Ring
  • Collect all tutorial Scrolls
  • Reassemble all Medals and lower all the Medal Gates
  • Press the three GameCube switches
See the author's comments for more thorough explanation.

GBA Rayman: Hoodlums' Revenge (USA) in 13:44.53 by DaJaWi.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Rayman: Hoodlums' Revenge is a spinoff title that takes place after Rayman 3. The Hoodlums are back, and are trying to create a clone of Reflux. It's up to Rayman and Globox to stop them for good!

The game plays as an isometric platformer, and on different levels you can control either Rayman for platforming segments or Globox for more stealth-like segments.

Several glitches are abused here to speed up the gameplay and even break apart whole levels. For more information, see the author's comments.


GBA Rayman Advance (USA) in 1:16:19.97 by Got4n.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
When a villain known only as Mr. Dark appears, trouble brews in Rayman's world. Mr. Dark captures the Toons - the source of light - and Rayman's friends. Without the light, evil creatures begin to roam, making the world unsafe for everyone. It's up to you, as Rayman, to free your friends and put an end to Mr. Dark's dastardly schemes!

Rayman Advance is a side-scrolling platformer starring the titular Rayman, a big-nosed chap with no arms or legs. Rayman can jump and use his hair to hover for a short period of time. He can also attack by throwing his fists, or winding up his fists for a more powerful punch. He can occasionally find special powerups that grant him unlimited flying power, giving him the ability to navigate through tricky mazes.

Aside from the platforming action, the other notable feature of Rayman Advance is its large, detailed and vibrant graphics, which have helped it to stand out from most other similar games in the genre.

In this movie, got4n uses new skips and more optimization to improve his previous attempt by 5:11.91 minutes.


If you understand French pretty well, you can watch this episode of Speed Game. The author of this TAS is namely present.

GBA Shining Soul (USA) in 49:46.88 by DarkKobold.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: RPG
Shining Soul is an Action RPG by Atlus. It is the first 'Shining' game to not be produced by Camelot Software Planning, and thus is not considered canon in the 'Shining' universe. However, the game serves as an internal homage to much of the 'Shining' series. All of the bosses are major villains from a previous 'Shining' game.

The author manipulates randomly-placed monuments to appear, increasing attack power as much as eight-fold during the run. Additionally, hundreds of critical attacks had to be painstakingly manipulated to allow for enemies to die in a single hit.


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

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


GBA Snood (USA) "Time Attack Mode" in 05:51.02 by theenglishman.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Puzzle
Snood is a puzzle game that blatantly rips off inspired by Bust-a-Move/Puzzle Bobble with very similar gameplay. Originally released for the PC as freeware, it has since been licensed and ported to several platforms.

This movie by theenglishman plays the Time Attack mode so quickly that you might not be able to tell what's going on.


GBA Sonic Advance (USA) "Tails, no Ultraspindash" in 13:33.54 by GoddessMaria.
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Sonic Advance was Sonic the Hedgehog's first appearance on a portable Nintendo console, and he brought all his friends with him.

In this run, Tails shows what he's capable of and sets off to defeat Dr. Eggman once again. He aims to do so as fast as possible without using the game-destroying glitch featured in this run as Sonic.

If you want to see more Sonic Advance runs, check out the run as Knuckles, Amy and an alternate run as Sonic where the aforementioned glitch is not used.


GBA Sonic Advance (USA) "Sonic, no Ultraspindash" in 13:17.22 by Mukki.
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
In this run of Sonic Advance, the author doesn't take advantage of the game-destroying spindash glitch featured in the normal run. It goes somewhat slower because of this, but new inventive solutions are used to get through each act, and the result is still much faster than any oversized ferret ought to be moving.

There are two encodes for this movie: The first is a standard encode, whereas the second encode shows two screens: the screen on the left is the unmodified gameplay, and the screen on the right is from a hack which keeps Sonic in the center of the screen more often. (Note that this hack has no effect on the actual gameplay, only on the watcher's viewing experience.)


GBA Sonic Advance (USA) "Knuckles, No Ultraspindash" in 13:15.04 by GoddessMaria.
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Sonic Advance was Sonic the Hedgehog's first appearance on a portable Nintendo console, and he brought all his friends with him.

This run proves that Knuckles the Echidna is up to the task of zipping through levels at warp speed and defeating Dr. Eggman yet again. Don't blink! In this movie, the author doesn't take advantage of the game-destroying spindash glitch featured in this run as Sonic.

This is an improvement of 36.54 over the previous movie by the same author thanks to new shortcuts and better optimization. You can read the author's comments for more details.


[Notable improvement][Console-verified]GBA Sonic Advance (USA) in 10:46.52 by Mukki.
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
This movie of Sonic Advance is unique as a speedrun in one aspect: Sonic moves so fast that the "camera" of the game cannot even follow him. Therefore, he is rarely seen in the movie.

On the rare occasions we get to watch Sonic, we get to enjoy seeing him moving through walls, charging up for another dash, or making short work of bosses.

Besides the super fast speed itself, the speed also provides Sonic an ability (glitch) to pass through platforms and walls under certain conditions.

Mukki's TAS improves the previous run by 30.94 seconds, thanks to new routes and glitches explained in his comments.


Note: There are two encodes available for download; the first one is the original version, and the second one is a comparison encode: you can see the original version to the left, and what you see to the right is something made with a special emulator, hacked to force the game's camera to focus on Sonic, making it much easier to follow what Mukki is doing with him. The second YouTube stream displays these views side-by-side as well.

GBA Sonic Advance 2 (USA) "Knuckles" in 20:32.08 by Dashjump.
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Takes damage to save time
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Disappointed with good movies where characters move just too slowly?

Look no further! In this high-speed run, Dashjump demonstrates that even Knuckles proves himself to be a very speedy character.

The author doesn't collect any of the Chaos Emeralds in this movie, but it demonstrates almost every single move that Knuckles is capable of in this game.

We also have a TAS as Sonic on this site.

Note: In order for Knuckles to be available, starting from reset is needed. This is normally not allowed; refer to the rules to see the reasons.


GBA Sonic Advance 3 (USA) in 35:02.1 by Dashjump.
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Forgoes time-saving death
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
Sonic Advance 3 is a Sonic game with a twist: the player can play with a friend in co-op mode or one of many multi-player modes like ring race. The game contains features from Sonic Advance and Sonic Advance 2, but with more options like choosing from 2 characters in story mode (a leading and a following character).

This run is an improvement of 22.71 of in-game time and 23.46 overall compared to the predecessor movie.


GBA Sonic Advance 3 (USA) "100%" in 1:09:59.42 by Dashjump.
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- 100% completion
- Uses death to save time
- Genre: Platform
Eggman has broken the world into seven parts, now the player must find the seven Chaos Emeralds to restore the world.

Sonic Advance 3 is a Sonic game with a twist: the player can play with a friend in co-op mode or one of many multi-player modes like ring race. The game contains features from Sonic Advance and Sonic Advance 2, but with more options like choosing from 2 characters in story mode (a leading and a following character).


GBA Spider-Man 3 (USA) in 13:44.01 by arandomgameTASer.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
In this game, based loosely on the 2007 summer blockbuster, we see our friendly neighborhood Spider-man zip through 15 levels and 5 bosses with speed, style, and a sexy new black suit.

In this run, arandomgameTASer heavily abuses a technique that allows him to maintain a very high speed throughout each level, stopping only to rescue civilians or disable bombs.

Additionally, this run is an improvement of 2 minutes over its predecessor thanks to new strategies and better optimization.


[Notable improvement]GBA Spyro: Attack of the Rhynocs (USA) in 16:39.87 by EgixBacon.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
Spyro: Attack of the Rhynocs, known as Spyro Adventure in Europe, is an isometric platform game in the Spyro the Dragon series. One of the Professor's inventions has inadvertently torn a large hole in the fabric of space and time, creating a portal between the Rhynoc Lands and the Dragon Realms. Naturally, Ripto takes full advantage of this by sending his armies of rhynocs through the portal to wreak havoc. Spyro must find somehow find a way to close the portal before Ripto succeeds in taking over the Dragon Realms.

In this run, EgixBacon zips through the game, using precision and a few tricks to take down Ripto in a little under 17 minutes. He also improves his previous run by over two minutes through new sequence breaks and optimizations.


GBA Super Mario Advance (USA/Europe) in 07:00.58 by mtvf1 & Got4n.
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- Genre: Platform
Super Mario Advance is a remake of Super Mario Bros. 2 and Mario Bros. together on one cartridge. It features all the running, jumping, and veggie-flinging from the original Super Mario Bros. 2, plus new enemies and bigger items (and some annoying voice clips). In the updated arcade classic Mario Bros., you can play alone or against another player as you bump off baddies and collect coins.

There's another very important difference between this version of Super Mario Bros. 2 and the NES version: when loading a savefile in this game, the player can travel back to any stage before the last one visited. This makes several new routes available through the game which involve warping forward and then going back to a previous stage with a different warp.

This run plays through the game as fast as possible, usually taking advantage of Toad's speed and Luigi's jumping. (In this version of the game, Toad does not get a speed boost from carrying enemies or items.) For a version that only uses Princess Peach, see this run.

Runs for the NES version and SNES version are available, as well.


GBA Super Mario Advance (JPN) "Peach only" in 07:17.05 by mtvf1.
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- Genre: Platform
Super Mario Advance is a remake of Super Mario Bros. 2 and Mario Bros. together on one cartridge. It features all the running, jumping, and veggie-flinging from the original Super Mario Bros. 2, plus new enemies and bigger items (and some annoying voice clips). In the updated arcade classic Mario Bros., you can play alone or against another player as you bump off baddies and collect coins.

There's another very important difference between this version of Super Mario Bros. 2 and the NES version: when loading a savefile in this game, the player can travel back to any stage before the last one visited. This makes several new routes available through the game which involve warping forward and then going back to a previous stage with a different warp.

This run by mtvf1 plays through the Super Mario Bros. 2 mode with Princess Peach. Of course, at the speed mtvf1 runs and jumps across Subcon, you'd never guess she's the slowest character. For more information, including details about the chosen route, see the author's comments. If you want to see another run that plays with more characters, see this run.


GBA Super Mario Advance 2: Super Mario World (JPN) in 09:55.84 by gbreeze.
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- Genre: Platform
Super Mario Advance 2 is the port of Super Mario World to the Game Boy Advance. While similar to the original game in many respects, there are some subtle differences that matter for tool-assisted runs.

This run beats the previous one by 14.84 seconds, thanks to many optimizations and using the Japanese version.


GBA Super Monkey Ball Jr. (USA) "Master" in 01:49.31 by TASeditor.
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- Uses a level password
- Genre: Platform
In Super Monkey Ball Jr., like in the other Super Monkey Ball movies, you must guide a monkey trapped inside a transparent ball by tilting the game world across several floors. However, due to the GBA not having analog controls, it is noticeably more difficult to guide the monkey to the goal.

TASeditor improves the previous run through the Master stages by 2.79 seconds, thanks to better optimization.


GBA Tekken Advance (USA) "Tag Battle" in 07:38.97 by AKheon.
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- Genre: Fighting
Tekken Advance appears to be a good handheld port of the original arcade and PSX series, maintaining the Tekken spirit and physics despite the omission of some moves and characters.

AKheon plays around with another fighting game and, as always, succeeds in creating something impressive. This movie plays the game's unique Tag Battle mode, which allows the player to use 3 characters for each fight and switch between them at any time.

For more of Tekken Advance, see the run of the main mode.


GBA The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night (USA) in 25:57.76 by arandomgameTASer.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night is the second game in the 'Legend of Spyro' trilogy, and features a slick combo system and Metroidvania inspired level design.

In this run, arandomgameTASer takes full advantage of Spyro's abilities, beating down bosses and finishing the game as quickly as possible.


GBA The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (USA) "Palace of Four Swords" in 05:16.73 by Tompa & Yuzuhara_3.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
It would be pointless to describe The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past here, because this run has little to do with the game itself. Using glitches exclusive to the GBA version, Link rips a hole in the space-time-continuum, enters the Palace of the Four Swords, and finishes the game in just over 5 minutes.

This run improves the previous publication by 21.16 seconds, primarily through a new trick that ends input early, using buggy boomerangs to finish off the Dark Links.


[Notable improvement][Has commentary]GBA The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (JPN) in 1:40:02.18 by Tompa & quo.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
The Minish Cap is an addition to The Legend of Zelda series that sees our hero fight Ganondorf Vaati, retrieve and power up the Master Sword Picori Sword to once again save the land of Hyrule and rescue Princess Zelda.

This run by Tompa and quo improves upon the previous run by over 8 minutes thanks to much better optimization, new glitches, and a switch to the Japanese version of the game.


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

GBA The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (USA) in 28:18.78 by jlun2.
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This is a game unusually suited for a run for a game based on a movie based on a (famous) TV series. While the game follows the movie's plot quite closely, the author manages to make it look almost incomprehensible thanks to sheer speed in glitching through the stages.

This is an improvement of 1:26.53 minute over the previous published run by the same author.


[Notable improvement]GBA Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 (USA) in 03:03.47 by TaylorTotFTW.
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The Tony Hawk skateboarding series makes its debut on the Game Boy Advance with this adaptation of the second Pro Skater game.

Gameplay is similar to the original console game. The levels have been adapted from the console version for the two dimensional isometric perspective; one is even taken from the original Tony Hawk's Pro Skater.

In this run, TaylorTotFTW improves upon the of previous run by Noodlez by 2:01.18, using a completely different route and much more optimized movement.


GBA Turbo Turtle Adventure (USA) in 18:36.07 by cetaka.
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Turbo Turtle Adventure is a game like Super Monkey Ball and Marble Madness where you make a turtle roll accross various stages.

The player rolled all the way through as fast as possible, using various techniques and some glitches. You can read the author's comments to learn more about those tricks.


[Notable improvement]GBA X-Men: The Official Game (USA) in 13:26.53 by TehBerral.
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- Genre: Platform
X-Men: The Official Game is Activision's tie-in video game to the 2006 film X-Men: The Last Stand. It is mostly a paint-by-numbers X-Men game, which is a good thing.

In this TAS, TehBerral makes extensive use of Nightcrawler's teleport glitch in later stages in order to blaze through the game and defeat Master Mold in record time.

The improvement to the previous run comes from better optimization with said teleport glitch, making the run much more chaotic (and 3 minutes faster).


GBA X2: Wolverine's Revenge (USA) in 13:57.28 by nitsuja.
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Unlike the other versions of this game, this version of X2: Wolverine's Revenge is a side-scrolling platformer.

Wolverine mostly uses his most powerful weapon, the adamantium claws, to strike enemies. With the claws unsheathed, he can enter an even more devastating "Rage Mode" when the player repeatedly taps a button. The game also features stealth segments in which Wolverine can sneak up on enemies and use a special stealth attack to silently and instantly take them out.

In this run, nitsuja slashes and dashes around the Weapon X Facility and manages to rid Wolverine's body of the Shiva Virus in just 14 minutes.

For a movie of a similar game, see the run of Wolverine's Rage.


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

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

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


GBC Baby Felix Halloween (Europe) in 13:18.14 by Blazephlozard & qqwref.
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GBC Croc 2 (USA) in 18:24.0 by RingRush.
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Croc 2 is the sequel to the successful Croc: Legend of the Gobbos.

As expected, the Game Boy Color "port" doesn't play much like the PlayStation or PC versions, but it does provide some interesting gameplay. Look out for the large shortcuts made possible by breaking the game's physics engine.


GBC Daffy Duck: Fowl Play (USA) in 07:32.02 by Aqfaq & Sonikkustar.
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Daffy Duck is hunting treasure and Bugs Bunny tries to stop him. If you know who these guys are, then you can imagine how funny this movie might be.

Or fast, depending on how you look at it.


GBC Evel Knievel (USA) in 15:03.12 by Aqfaq.
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- Genre: Sport
Evel Knievel is a game by the creators of the famous Grand Theft Auto, and is a motocross game that looks a lot like Elasto Mania and Trials.

Aqfaq defies the law of physics by doing tricks that are impossible to perform in real life. If you are looking for crazy motocross action, then look no further — you have it right here!


GBC Looney Tunes (USA) in 03:53.97 by Aqfaq & Sonikkustar.
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In this special episode of Looney Tunes, Bugs, Daffy, Tweety, Porky, Taz, Speedy Gonzales, and the Road Runner decide to rip off popular games such as Atomic Runner, Sonic the Hedgehog & Gradius. They do this by going through this Sunsoft classic as fast as possible so that they don't die from all of the ripoffs.

This has led to even stranger results than the old run, clearing five and a half minutes thanks to a glitch that allows for skipping several levels.


GBC Mega Man Xtreme (USA) in 27:33.58 by FractalFusion.
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Mega Man Xtreme is a port of the popular Mega Man X series to the Game Boy Color. It adapts the Mavericks and their stages from that series and wraps it into gameplay more suited for the portable console.

Here, FractalFusion speeds through the game and exploits glitches to create a movie worthy of what we have come to expect from Mega Man at TASVideos.

This movie is played from a savestate that has unlocked "Xtreme mode", which allows you to play all of the levels in one game. Runs that start from a savestate are not normally allowed; see the Movie Rules for more on this.


Note: This movie requires VBA rerecording v19, v21 or v22.

GBC Mega Man Xtreme 2 (USA) in 27:06.62 by Mothrayas.
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Mega Man Xtreme 2, like its predecessor game Mega Man Xtreme, pretty much copies content and bosses from the main line of Mega Man X games. However, Xtreme 2 gets ideas and designs from a much wider range of games, ranging all the way from Mega Man X to Mega Man X5. For instance, there is a Parts system allowing upgrades to your characters. However, there is also an original story (though it's still as silly as many Mega Man storylines), along with some new stage designs and bosses.

In this game, both X and Zero are playable. Zero is mostly used at the beginning and ending of the game, while X is used mostly in the middle of the game. Both characters get damage-boosting parts from the shop to defeat bosses incredibly quickly. For more information, see the detailed submission comments.


This run starts from a save file in order to unlock "Xtreme Mode", which allows visiting all of the game's stages and battles in one run. Runs that start from SRAM are not normally allowed; see the Movie Rules for more on this.

GBC Pocket Bomberman (USA) in 06:28.0 by Robert_Ordis.
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- Genre: Platform
Pocket Bomberman is a game that fuses platforming with Bomberman.

In this run, Robert_Ordis improves upon his previous movie by 5.20 seconds by optimizing each route and utilizing some new tricks.


GBC Pokémon: Gold Version (USA/Europe) "no memory corruption" in 2:54:27.15 by FractalFusion.
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- Genre: RPG
Pokémon Gold and Silver form the second generation of Pokémon, after Pokémon Red and Blue. The main differences between the generations is that the game is now in full color, and that there are 250 Pokémon instead of 151.

This movie plays through Pokémon Gold in a fairly fast manner, catching only a half dozen Pokémon in the process, but acquiring all the gym badges, and ultimately beating the protagonist of the previous generation of Pokémon games.

The author of this movie, FractalFusion, has written very extensive details of anything regarding this movie, including even some of the mathematical formulas used by the game. As usual, we recommend reading these comments.


This movie requires VBA1.7.2 v17 to synchronize. See the submission text for details.

GBC Pokémon: Silver Version (USA/Europe) in 30:39.49 by MrWint.
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- Genre: RPG
Pokémon: Silver Version takes place 3 years after Blue, Red and Yellow, and puts the player in a brand new world: Johto. The gameplay is very similar to the previous games, but with several improvements, including new functions for the player's PokéGear, a Pokédex that can now be sorted by evolution type, and of course, new Pokémon.

In this run, MrWint uses a glitch involving the Coin Case to execute arbitrary code and finish the game 24 minutes faster than the previous version. As with his TASes of Red Version, the entire input file was generated by a computer program that brute forced the game for optimal luck manipulation. The expansive testing done by the program is the reason for the astronomical rerecord count.

We also have a run of a second generation Pokémon game that avoids corrupting the memory.


GBC Pokémon Puzzle Challenge (JPN) in 05:11.62 by zvsp.
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Pokémon Puzzle Challenge, originally released in Japan as Pokemon de Panepon (ポケモンでパネポン), is a video game for the Game Boy Color. It is based on Panel de Pon (known as Tetris Attack in the West), only with characters from the Pokémon franchise.

zvsp plays through the hardest difficulty, whilst showing the different Pokémon, in Challenge Mode/VS COM Mode in a brisk 5 minutes and 11.62 seconds.


NOTE: This run starts from a save file with all the Pokémon unlocked. We do not normally accept runs that start from dirty SRAM; refer to the Movie Rules for more details.

GBC Rockman DX3 (r1) in 23:33.1 by Mothrayas.
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- Genre: Platform
Rockman DX3, also known as Zook Hero 2, is an an unlicensed pirate game developed by Vast Fame that rips gameplay off the Rockman X series. Just like Rockman X, there are eight stages, and six of them contain a boss who gives you his weapon upon defeat. The protagonist, Zook, also has abilities nearly identical to those of X. Despite these similarities, the code and graphics appear to be completely original and the music is actually decent.

Unlike the other run of this game, this run uses a release that doesn't have all stages unlocked from the start, which means all bosses must be defeated and all upgrades obtained first before Zook can tackle the final stages.

We also have a run of this game's prequel, Zook Hero Z.


[Has commentary]GBC Shantae (USA) in 1:05:26.0 by arandomgameTASer.
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Shantae is an obscure Game Boy Color game released over a year after the Game Boy Advance came out. Because of this, it was released in extremely small quantities. It is notable for its impressive animation and scope.

In this run, watch as arandomgameTASer abuses booty dancing and many programming oversights to beat this game in a little over an hour.


You can read the author's commentary in the YouTube stream.

[Notable improvement][Has commentary]GBC Shantae (USA) "100%" in 1:19:15.18 by arandomgameTASer.
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Shantae is an obscure Game Boy Color game released over a year after the Game Boy Advance came out. Because of this, it was released in extremely small quantities. It is notable for its impressive animation and scope.

In this run, arandomgameTASer goes for 100% completion, which includes getting all upgrades, all magic dances and at least one of each usable item. The run also collects the Tinkerbat form which is only accessible if the game is played on a Game Boy Advance.

Additionally, this run is over 20 minutes faster then the previous run, thanks to a plethora of new glitches, tricks, and route optimizations. More information is provided in the author's comments

We also have a run that just completes the game as quickly as possible.


Downloadable encodes have the author's commentary as soft subtitles.

GBC SpongeBob SquarePants: Legend of the Lost Spatula (USA) in 05:57.98 by CoolKirby.
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In this game featuring the famous SpongeBob SquarePants, SpongeBob stumbles upon a legendary statue that opens the way to the Dutchman’s Underworld. SpongeBob must unlock the statue and defeat the Flying Dutchman to get the Golden Spatula and become the Master Fry Cook.

Here, CoolKirby improves on the previous co-authored run by 6.04 seconds through slightly different routes, a couple of new tricks, and better optimization. For more information, see the author's comments.


GBC Super Mario Bros. Deluxe (USA v1.1) in 04:55.99 by negative seven.
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Mario is back to the Game Boy, but this time in color.

Super Mario Bros. Deluxe is a remake of Super Mario Bros. with some new game modes, including a challenge mode where coins and time remaining are crucial to gaining the target score, and a race mode where Mario competes against Boo to reach each level's finish first.

This run completes the Original mode, and 33 frames faster (ignoring lag frame differences due to different emulators) than the previous version. While this mode looks like a direct port of the NES game, there are different physics and glitches, making optimizing Deluxe a very different task.

There is also a run of the You vs. Boo mode by got4n and the author of this TAS.


GBC Super Mario Bros. Deluxe (USA v1.1) "You vs. Boo" in 04:54.24 by Got4n & negative seven.
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Super Mario Bros. Deluxe (1999) is the Game Boy Color version of the original Super Mario Bros. In addition to the standard game, it features some new unlockable modes, such as a challenge mode and "You vs. Boo", where Mario must race Boo through several levels which have been modified to make them more interesting in a race.

In this movie, got4n and TehSeven complete the You vs. Boo mode, beating Boo in all eight levels, and over half a second faster than the previous run.

Note: Although this run appears to be longer than the previous movie, that run's time was calculated with an incorrect frame rate. This run is indeed faster.


This run starts from a save file that has beaten the game and collected 100,000 points in challenge mode to unlock the "You vs. Boo" mode. Runs that start from SRAM are not normally allowed; see the Movie Rules for more on this.

GBC Tetris DX (JPN/USA) in 00:35.18 by veup.
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The author plays the GBC version of tetris this time.

This movie aims to complete the required number of lines as fast as possible. Of course the best course of action is to get only "tetrises" (4 lines at once).

This is a 4.02 second improvement over the previous movie.


GBC The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX (USA v1.0) "warp glitch" in 05:39.06 by bobmario511.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
Proving yet again the lengths a TAS can go in destroying a game, this run features a warping glitch that allows for severe sequence breaking. The final boss is reached within a handful of minutes and defeated with minimal weaponry.

The author, bobmario511, surpasses the previous run by 0.35 seconds through a completely different route.

There is a movie of this game that does not use the warp glitch.

Note: While this movie appears to be slower than the previous one, that run's time was calculated with an incorrect frame rate. This run is indeed faster.


GBC The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages (USA) in 1:20:44.32 by Scorpianman42.
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- Genre: Adventure
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages is the time-themed counterpart to Oracle of Seasons. In it, the Oracle of Ages, Nayru, is possessed by Veran, Sorceress of Shadows. Link must travel throughout Labrynna's past and present to collect the 8 Essences of Time, power up the Harp of Ages, and defeat Veran.

GBC The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons (USA) in 1:25:57.22 by Swordless Link & Tompa.
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The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons is a Game Boy Color game that carries over much of the graphics from Link's Awakening. Surprisingly, much of the game engine is completely different and developed by Capcom. In it, the Oracle of Seasons, Din, is kidnapped by Onox, General of Darkness. Link must travel throughout both Holdrum and Subrosia to collect the 8 Essences of Nature, power up the Rod of Seasons, and defeat Onox.

This game has been attempted by various authors over the past 5 years. Finally, SwordlessLink, along with Tompa, who joined the project after dungeon 4, beat this legendary game in 1:25:57.21 primarily through the use of pitwalking, Pegasus Seeds, and enemy manipulation. Please see the authors' notes for more details.


GBC Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun (Europe) in 19:29.46 by Mothrayas.
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Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun is the second of two licensed games based on the Tintin comic series. It adapts the two-part story of the comic albums The Seven Crystal Balls and Prisoners of the Sun into an interactive game.

The game's physics are very similar to those of the other Tintin game, though there are some slight differences. Among them, the B button now doubles as a crouch button and the hardest difficulty gives Tintin only three health points compared to the previous game's four.

In this run, Mothrayas uses movement tricks and some shortcuts to beat the game in under 20 minutes.


GBC Tintin in Tibet (Europe) in 15:10.53 by Mothrayas.
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- Genre: Platform
Tintin in Tibet is a typical licensed platform/puzzle game, originally released in 1994 in Europe for the SNES, GB, PC, Genesis and Game Gear. The Game Boy version was ported to the Game Boy Color in 2001, which is the version played in this run.

The game consists of 15 stages, with such variety as run right for justice platformers, autoscrollers, gameplay shifts, puzzles, minigames, and just a little actual platforming. The game is somewhat infamous for being hard due to very unlenient enemy hitboxes and the combination of tricky platforming and quirky physics.

In this run, Mothrayas uses precise movement and luck manipulation to beat the game in a little over 15 minutes.


GBC Wario Land II (USA) "100%" in 1:51:36.1 by mike89.
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- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Puzzle
Wario Land II was the last first-party title made for the Game Boy, and was later re-released for the Game Boy Color to take advantage of the new hardware. Wario's nemesis, Captain Syrup, and her Black Sugar Gang (formerly the Brown Sugar Pirates) invade his castle and steal his precious treasure. Outraged, Wario races across the land to defeat Captain Syrup and take back the treasure.

This run beats the game with 100% completion: collecting all treasures, completing the picture panel and completing the extra time attack stage (the Really Final Chapter).

We recommend reading the author's submission text; it has a great deal of information.

To see a run that aims for fastest time, check out the any% run.


GBC Zook Hero Z (JPN) in 31:54.85 by Mothrayas.
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- Genre: Platform
Zook Hero Z (Chinese title: 路克英雄 Z, also known as Zook Z, Luke the Hero Z, and alternatively released as Rockman DX6) is an unlicensed bootleg game developed by Vast Fame Co. Ltd. (also known as "V. Fame" or in Chinese as 廣譽科技有限公司 (Kwong Yu Technology Co., Ltd.) ). It's the first game of the Zook series by Vast Fame (which includes sequel titles Rockman DX3 (also known as Zook Hero 2) and Rockman & Crystal (also known as Zook Hero ZX4 or Zook Hero 3) ). Zook Hero Z is heavily inspired by both the classic Mega Man series and the Mega Man X series, to the point of using the sound engine of Mega Man V.

We also have a run of the sequel game Rockman DX3.


GB A Boy and His Blob: The Rescue of Princess Blobette (USA) in 01:41.73 by Aqfaq.
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A Boy and His Blob: The Rescue of Princess Blobette is a sequel to the NES game with equally silly title. This time, the boy and his obedient friend save a princess, who is caged in a castle tower. The rescue operation is supposedly executed as efficiently as possible, even though it means that the boy needs to sacrifice one of his lives just to save some time.

GB Avenging Spirit (USA) "best ending" in 08:29.18 by Mukki.
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In this port of an arcade game, the eponymous avenging spirit has been summoned by his girlfriend's father to rescue her from a crime syndicate holding her hostage.

As a ghost, the protagonist has the ability to possess enemies with a selection of different abilities, but that's rarely seen in this run.

In order to pull off the rescue, three keys are needed; these are retrieved in this run so as to obtain the best possible ending.


GB Batman: Return of the Joker (USA) in 03:41.13 by adelikat.
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- Genre: Platform
Batman returns to stop the Joker's latest insane criminal plot once again, 20 seconds faster than the last time!

This game is one of those grappling hook games, with which Batman can just swing through areas quickly. Much of the improvement comes from bunnybathopping Batman's way through levels and somewhat improved boss fights.


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

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


GB Battletoads (USA) in 09:59.73 by Cardboard.
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Battletoads is a classic video game by Rare for the NES, but different versions of the game were also made for many other systems, such as the Genesis and the Game Boy. All of these games are known for their comical animation style (such as gigantic fists and boots when the toads attack) and their high difficulty, essentially requiring the player to memorize the upcoming dangers to react fast enough to survive.

In this version, the player plays as the Battletoad Zitz on a quest to rescue the other two Toads, Rash and Pimple, from the Dark Queen. This game has only 9 stages, as opposed to 12 in the NES version. However, unlike the NES version of the game, there are no warps, and there is no two-player option. There are also fewer time-saving glitches. That doesn't stop Cardboard, though, from beating up tons of enemies and completing the game very quickly.

For more Battletoads madness, you can also see our movies of the NES version.


GB Bubble Ghost (USA/Europe) in 04:44.22 by MUGG.
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Bubble Ghost, a game ported to many platforms, has the player, as a ghost, guide a bubble through a house by blowing at it; if the bubble hits anything at all it pops and the player loses a life. If that sounds difficult, well, it is - but that doesn't stop this run from making it look easy.

This movie appears to be slower than the previous publication; however, this is due to more accurate emulation. It is in fact faster by around 25.3 seconds than the previous publication, thanks to a new trick and better optimisation in many places. Please read the author's comments for more details.


GB Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge (USA) in 25:05.7 by zggzdydp.
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In this second outing for Castlevania on the Game Boy, Simon's ancestor Christopher must defeat 5 castles, rescue his son, and destroy Dracula yet again. Featuring exceptional boss strategies and clever damage management the author dominates this handheld game.

This is 34 seconds faster than the previous version due to better boss fights, some new strategies and more optimization.


GB Daffy Duck: The Marvin Missions (USA/Europe) in 01:29.44 by Scepheo & MUGG.
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- Genre: Platform
This game is about two bumbling idiots fighting over the fate of the earth: Daffy Duck, savior of mankind, and Marvin the Martian, hero of Mars.

In this TAS, Scepheo & MUGG helps Daffy Duck fight Marvin by leading him through the parallel galaxy of Glitch-on, cutting Marvin off before he can reach Earth in only two minutes! If you're looking for a glitch festival, you'll definitely want to watch this movie!

If you're looking for more Duck Dodgers action, see the run of the SNES version.


GB Donkey Kong Land (USA) "100%" in 35:12.91 by Tompa.
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Jealous about the success of Donkey Kong Country for the fancy 16-bit system, Cranky arranges for King K Rool to once again steal Kong's Banana Hoard, this time on a 8-bit system. It's yet again up for Donkey and Diddy to get them back!

This run aims to find all the bonuses and does that with an in game time of 31:09.


[Notable improvement]GB Final Fantasy Adventure (USA) "warp glitch" in 17:41.33 by Touch-me.
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- Genre: RPG
Final Fantasy Adventure is the first game of the Seiken Densetsu (聖剣伝説) series, but it does contain some classic Final Fantasy elements. The series is probably best known for the SNES game Secret of Mana. This game was later remade on the Game Boy Advance as Sword of Mana. Its gameplay resembles that of a The Legend of Zelda game, but with level building.

In this run, Touch-me utilizes a glitch to warp across the map, cutting down the completion time by a lot compared to the warpless run. He also improves the previous run in this category by 51:22.56 minutes thanks to a big new warp glitch that allows him to reach the top of the Tower of Gemma early.


GB Final Fantasy Adventure (USA) "warpless" in 1:32:55.97 by Atomnium.
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- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Genre: Action
- Genre: RPG
Final Fantasy Adventure is the first game in the Seiken Densetsu (聖剣伝説) series, a series best known for the Super Nintendo game Secret of Mana. It plays similarly to The Legend of Zelda, with some Final Fantasy elements added.

This run by Atomnium forgoes warps so as to show off more of the game. It also improves upon the previous run by 13.46 seconds thanks to improved manipulation and strategies.


GB Fortified Zone (USA) in 09:38.57 by TASeditor.
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Fortified Zone follows heroes Masato Kanzaki and Mizuki Makimura as they infiltrate a... fortified zone.

The gameplay is much more interesting though. The author fully utilizes the ability to switch between the two characters on the fly. Weapons are fired very precisely, and some interesting glitching is used to skip parts of the first two levels.


GB Gremlins 2: The New Batch in 06:47.7 by MUGG.
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Gremlins 2: The New Batch ties in with the movie of the same name. Gizmo is trapped inside Clamp Centre by the evil Gremlins. It is up to the player to help him battle his way to the Control Center and rid the city forever of the Gremlin menace.

This game is a side scrolling platform game. Gizmo can equip a variety of weapons from a pencil to a toolbox to use against different Gremlins and other vermin such as spiders, bats and rats. There are also traps that hurt Gizmo. Gizmo can be hit by an enemy or trap multiple times before he loses a life.

We also have a run of the NES adaptation of the movie.


GB Jurassic Park Part 2: The Chaos Continues (USA/Europe) in 23:20.04 by Hetfield90 & StarvinStruthers.
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Jurassic Park Part 2: The Chaos Continues is a video game and a non-canonical continuation of the Jurassic Park series, developed and published by Ocean Software for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) and Game Boy. The Game Boy version shown here follows a completely different storyline than its SNES counterpart.

In it, the player controls Grant, whose vehicle at Jurassic Park has stopped functioning as the result of an intentional power outage. Grant moves through a rain forest and later takes a raft down a river, where he encounters aquatic reptiles. Grant ultimately reaches Jurassic Park's headquarters, where most of the power remains off.

Hetfield90 and StarvinStruthers run and shoot through the game in record time.


GB Kid Dracula (USA/Europe) in 18:43.57 by Hetfield90 & StarvinStruthers.
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Kid Dracula (also known as Akumajou Special - Boku Dracula-kun) is simultaneously a remake and sequel to the Famicom game, which was only released in Japan. As a spinoff of the Castlevania series, this game is much more light-hearted, and features a quirky array of enemies that range from the standard skeletons, witches and ghouls to... ghosts, giant robots and aliens!?

Hetfield90 and StarvinStruthers improve the previous publication by around 27.3 seconds, thanks to much better optimisation.


[Notable improvement]GB Kirby's Dream Land (USA/Europe) in 08:44.65 by MUGG.
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There's trouble in Dream Land! The self-appointed King Dedede has stolen all of his subjects' food for a midnight feast. Kirby, a resident of Dream Land, bravely sets out to stop the gluttonous penguin and recover the food.

This first game in the Kirby series predates Kirby's ability to absorb enemy powers. He goes on to gain that ability in the second game in the series.

This run, a 34 second improvement over the previous movie, uses the 'Extra Game' password (up+select+A at title screen), which makes the enemies and bosses much more aggressive and damaging than usual.


GB Kirby's Dream Land 2 (USA) "100%" in 43:14.97 by was0x.
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- 100% completion
- Best ending
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
The seven rainbow bridges, connecting the seven rainbow islands, have disappeared. King Dedede is to blame as always... or is he? The evil Dark Matter has him under his control and plans to turn Dream Land into a dark world. Kirby aims to save the day by going through seven worlds, aided this time by three animal friends (though you never see Rick the Hamster used in this run).

To get the true ending to the game, the player has to find a rainbow drop on each island, which form the rainbow sword after the main showdown with Dedede. These rainbow drops are hidden off the main paths of the stages, and most of them require a special power to break the barrier guarding the drop. This has a large effect on the route in some stages.

was0x's run is over five minutes faster than the previous run by Soulrivers. Part of this is due to cutscene skips after bosses, though this run is also much more optimized. Details can be found in the submission comments.


GB Kirby's Pinball Land (USA) in 01:55.98 by pirohiko.
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- Genre: Action
Kirby is a little round thing, and like Sonic, makes for an excellent pinball. Kirby must navigate through three boards to defeat his usual foes by knocking into them repeatedly, with the help of traditional pinball flippers.

This movie skips most of the normal pinball aspects of the game and goes right to the bosses. Clever luck manipulation is used to position them perfectly for optimal damage from Kirby.


GB Last Action Hero (USA/Europe) in 11:03.48 by TehBerral.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Last Action Hero is a platform game based on the film of the same name. Action hero Jack Slater must make his way through each stage while collecting movie tickets and beating up any bad guys who stand in his way.

The game includes two driving stages in which tickets are found floating above the road and by ramming enemy cars. A speed booster can also be picked up to allow Jack to finish the stage faster.

TehBerral improves his old run by 27.77 seconds, thanks to better optimization and luck manipulation. Read the author's comments for more details.


GB Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge (JPN) in 16:56.99 by Mothrayas.
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This game, also known as Rockman World (ロックマンワールド), is the first of a GB series of Mega Man games.

The Game Boy series is a little different from the NES series in that there are only four Robot Masters to fight at the start. Those four are borrowed from the NES game of the same number, while four more Robot Masters from the next NES game guard Dr. Wily’s fortress. Game Boy Wily also likes to have a backup fortress in space after his first one is beaten. Another recurring concept in the Game Boy games is a ninth robot boss unique to the game who gives you a new weapon that is usually the only weapon effective against the final boss.

This movie improves the previous run by Bag of Magic Food by 23.17 seconds, mainly through heavy subpixel optimization, lag management, and tricks to make some cutscenes play faster.


GB Mega Man II (USA) in 17:15.75 by Tremane & willwc.
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This time Wily is back, or actually forwards – in time that is; where he plans to destroy the future and bring back technology to destroy the past. Join Mega Man as he too travels to the future to prevent Wily and face his greatest enemy yet.

This run has fewer major glitches than some other Mega Man runs on this site, but it still has the same classic action, and it pulls off some very unlikely maneuvers that are enjoyable to watch.

This time, though, Mega Man seems to have discovered a way to break the game's scrolling with the Hard Knuckle weapon. This leads to a large part of the 30.37 second improvement over the previous movie by dezbeast.


GB Mega Man III (JPN) in 23:08.79 by Tremane & Mothrayas.
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Mega Man III, known as Rockman World 3 (ロックマンワールド3) in Japan, is the third Mega Man game for Game Boy, released in December 1992. The game continues the quest of the protagonist, Mega Man, in a never-ending struggle with his long-time nemesis, Dr. Wily. As with previous Game Boy releases, the game incorporates gameplay elements and bosses from two sequential Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) games: Mega Man 3 and Mega Man 4.

For those of you who enjoy listening to the music, the background music in this one is quite good, and the sound quality is much better than previous Mega Man games for the system.

This is an improvement to the predecessor movie by 265 frames, which translates to 225 frames if you only count actual gameplay. This is the result of difference in loading times between VBA and BizHawk.


[Notable improvement]GB Mega Man IV (JPN) in 34:55.45 by Tremane.
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Mega Man IV, known as Rockman World 4 (ロックマンワールド4) in Japan, is the fourth installment of the Mega Man handheld series. The game continues the quest of the protagonist, Mega Man, in a never-ending struggle with his arch-nemesis, Dr. Wily. As with previous Game Boy releases, the game incorporates gameplay elements and bosses from two sequential Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) games: Mega Man 4 and Mega Man 5.

This is an improvement to the predecessor movie by 57.89 seconds.


GB Metroid II: Return of Samus (USA) in 45:08.42 by Cardboard.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Metroid II: Return of Samus is the second game in the Metroid series, taking place immediately after the events of the NES Metroid. Samus arrives at the planet SR388 to exterminate all metroids and eventually succeeds.

This movie by Cardboard puts the Spring Ball and Spider Ball to great use to compensate for the lack of items, and achieves victory in the shortest time possible.

This is a 69 second improvement over the author's previous movie. The in-game time is 43 minutes.

Note: This movie does not use secret worlds, also known as "the select glitch".


GB Metroid II: Return of Samus (USA) "select glitch" in 23:40.92 by Ferret Warlord.
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- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Selected words from the author:
"After parsing through the user's manual for her Power Suit, Samus discovered that the Chozo have endowed it with the power to interact with the fabric of reality immediately surrounding the planet SR-388 by simply switching between her beam and her missiles. What luck that she should receive an assignment to go to that planet!"

This run extensively glitches the game to the point where Samus moves to rooms that are glitched and/or weren't there before. Viewers are advised that this run may induce feelings of confusion and disorientation.


GB Mortal Kombat II (USA) in 09:04.22 by AKheon.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Fighting
Mortal Kombat II was the first game of the Mortal Kombat series to feature a playable character-changing fighter (the sorcerer Shang Tsung). This run is played on the Game Boy port. Watch as AKheon humiliates the computer opponents, demonstrates some major glitches, and beats the game in just over 9 minutes.

The author also did a tool-assisted playaround on Mortal Kombat: Tournament Edition and on Mortal Kombat Advance.

If you want even more MKII action, check out our run for the SNES version as well.


GB Ninja Gaiden Shadow (USA) in 11:28.97 by klmz.
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Ninja Gaiden Shadow (aka. Shadow Warriors) is actually a licensed GB port of Shadow of the Ninja on the NES console. Because of this, it is fairly faithful to the original despite starring Ryu Hayabusa, the main character of the Ninja Gaiden series.

In this Gaiden of a gaiden, Ryu Hayabusa manages to defeat Emperor Garuda and save mankind in under 12 minutes, notwithstanding running slower than in other Ninja Gaiden games.


GB Operation C (USA) in 10:53.35 by adelikat.
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- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter
The barechested alien crushing ultra macho hero is back, and he's portable this time!

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

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


GB Pac-In-Time (unknown) in 27:31.45 by slamo.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
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Pac-In-Time for the Game Boy was released in 1994 as a port of the DOS version of the game. Pac-In-Time is in turn a re-skin of the game Fury of the Furries for DOS and Amiga, which was licensed to Namco and rereleased with Pac-Man instead. This game is a departure from normal Pac-Man gameplay involving mazes and ghosts, and is instead a platformer.

In this run, watch as slamo demonstrates some furious rope swinging action and so many physics glitches that it'll make you cry. Waka waka.


GB Pingu: Sekai de Ichiban Genki na Penguin (JPN) in 10:00.71 by dekutony.
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
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- Genre: Action
Pingu: Sekai de Ichiban Genki na Penguin (ピングー 世界で1番元気なペンギン) is a video game based on the Swiss children's stop-motion series Pingu. This game, however, was exclusively released in Japan. The game consists of four mini-games showcasing Pingu's daily life, like fishing and playing hockey.

Author dekutony gets through the four mini-games in around 10 minutes.

*noot noot*


[Has commentary]GB Pokémon: Blue and Red Version (USA/Europe) "Coop Diploma" in 3:48:04.1 by MrWint.
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- 100% completion
- Multiple games in one movie
- 2 Players
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG