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Total movies: 235


[Tier: Moons]FDS Arumana no Kiseki (JPN) in 08:26.67 by mmbossman.
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Rating: 7.4 (15 votes)
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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(s) of Almana) is a Japan-only game by Konami with a protagonist that heavily resembles Indiana Jones. Unlike Dr. Jones, the unnamed hero does not wield a whip. Instead, he has an even more useful grappling hook that allows him to do tricks that Indiana Jones would envy and perform shortcuts that skip large portions of levels.

This beats the previous publication by 25.1 seconds. An encode with the loading screens removed can be viewed here.


[Tier: Moons]FDS Otocky (JPN) in 17:52.02 by dwangoAC.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2010-07-24)
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Rating: 6.6 (15.5 votes)
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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.


[Tier: Moons]FDS Super Mario Bros. (JPN) "-3 stage ending" in 02:44.61 by HappyLee.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2009-10-23)
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Rating: 7.9 (37 votes)
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
This game is Super Mario Bros, the original, but on 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".


[Tier: Moons]FDS Super Mario Bros. 2 (JPN) in 08:05.28 by HappyLee.
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Rating: 8.7 (23.5 votes)
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- Uses warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- 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 1.68 seconds faster than the previous version due to new routes in 1-1 and 1-2.


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.


[Tier: Moons]FDS Super Mario Bros. 2 (JPN) "Luigi" in 08:13.77 by HappyLee, KFCMario.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2012-12-13)
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Rating: 8.3 (13.5 votes)
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- Uses a suboptimal character
- 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.


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia (USA) in 01:41.73 by Kyman & SilentSlayers & Aglar.
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Rating: 7.2 (24.5 votes)
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia (1989) is a popular, whimsical game in which a shapeshifting blob (named Blobert) from the planet Blobolonia teams up with an Earth boy to overcome obstacles on both planets and to defeat Blobolonia's evil emperor.

This movie is 14.96 seconds faster than the previous version by Aglar, by using a new route.

See this movie played back on a real console.


[Tier: Moons]NES Adventure Island 4, Hudson's (JPN) in 19:32.15 by Cardboard.
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Rating: 6.5 (17 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
This is the fourth in a series of Hudson's Adventure Island games. It was only released in Japan as Takahashi Meijin no Boukenjima 4. Unlike the first three games in the series, the gameplay behaves more like Metroid, where you explore the world freely, you collect items (and dinosaur helpers) to gain new abilities, and the ending is triggered by defeating all the bosses. Also, there is no timer, and the hero can survive more than one hit, using fruits to replenish his health.

In this run, Cardboard beats the game very quickly by using damage boosts to proceed at high speeds. For more details, read the submission comments.


[Tier: Moons]NES Adventures of Lolo 2 (USA) "Pro levels" in 02:04.72 by Baxter.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2005-11-27)
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Rating: 6.9 (41.5 votes)
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Uses a level password
- Genre: Puzzle
Lolo 2 contains four so called PRO levels that can only be accessed by inputting a level password. This movie plays those four levels quite fast.

This movie is actually a result of competition/co-operation between Baxter, Randil and Hanzou.


[Tier: Moons]NES Alter Ego in 06:41.06 by MESHUGGAH.
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Rating: 6.1 (8.5 votes)
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- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform
Alter Ego is an NES homebrew port of a ZX Spectrum puzzle game of the same name. You control a character who can switch places with his shadow a limited number of times in each stage. The goal is to collect all the items without touching any enemies. To further complicate matters, the blue-outlined items can only be collected by the shadow, whereas the pink-outlined items can only be collected by the main player.

This hardly stops MESHUGGAH, though, who barely avoids death in a number of puzzles and finishes in record time.


[Tier: Moons]NES Amagon (USA) in 18:01.79 by Tanooki Teabag.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2011-11-22)
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Rating: 6.5 (7 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
Amagon the Marine has crash-landed on a mysterious island in the South Pacific and must get to the rescue boat. In his way lie wild animals, dinosaurs, and aliens, all of which are likely to be endangered or extinct after their encounter with this gun-wielding man who can double his muscle mass to punch them into oblivion.

This is an improvement of nearly 26 seconds over the previous run by Tailz due to increased use of the Megagon form, lag reduction, improved boss fights, and a time-saving death in level 5-1.


[Tier: Moons]NES A Nightmare On Elm Street (USA) "4 Players" in 16:15.75 by chupapi.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2007-02-03)
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Rating: 7.1 (35 votes)
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- 4 Players
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
Everyone knows Freddy Krueger, who turns the peaceful dreams of people living on Elm Street into lethal nightmares.

In this run, the author, chupapi, aims for the fastest completion time using 4 characters but treats us to some interesting character movements along the way.


[Tier: Moons]NES A Nightmare On Elm Street (USA) in 13:25.57 by goofydylan8.
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Rating: 6.6 (7.5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
Everyone knows Freddy Krueger, who turns the peaceful dreams of people living on Elm Street into lethal nightmares. In this game, the teenager(s) must stay awake and combat Freddy's various forms while collecting his scattered bones so that they can be incinerated.

This movie is 1:05.98 faster than the previous version by Randil. This is accomplished by using 2 players, which allows for faster bone collection without losing time thanks to the excessive lag created by using 4 players (Displayed in the 4 Player run). For more details, please see the author's notes.


[Tier: Stars]NES Arkanoid (USA) in 12:26.8 by Baxter.
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Rating: 7.9 (57 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
Arkanoid (1987) strongly resembles the arcade game Breakout (1976). In Arkanoid, the paddle is actually a spaceship, and the bricks are space walls. The goal of the game is to break through the space walls and defeat the villainous Doh in order to escape from the space labyrinth.

This incredible TAS of Arkanoid, made by Baxter, inspires awe in a manner comparable to the Gradius movie. No ball is ever lost, even though three balls are juggled in every level where possible.


[Tier: Moons]NES Armadillo (JPN) in 18:16.93 by TASeditor.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2014-06-22)
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Armadillo is a young cowboy from Texas, who is in love with Sheryl, the cutest girl of the state. But an evil organization kidnaps his sweetheart. The matters become even more complicated when the famous Billy The Shell also embarks on a quest to save Sheryl. Will Armadillo be able to rescue the girl and to defeat his enemies?

In this game, you move Armadillo around an area map composed of squares. Some of them are empty, while others represent locations. Once you enter a location, you find yourself on a platform level, that often contains several sub-levels. There are sometimes branching ways on the area map, and you are not obliged to access all the locations to clear an area. On the platform levels, Armadillo can either walk and jump in his normal form (dies from single enemy hit), or turn into a ball, which is invulnerable to enemies' attacks, but is hard to control: the ball follows realistic physics, bounces of walls, and takes time to stop rolling. During the game, Armadillo will also be able to find upgrades that will allow him to take an animal's form for a short time.


[Tier: Moons]NES Astyanax (USA) in 15:09.04 by Marx.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
Astyanax (1990) is the story of a studly 16-year-old boy named Astyanax who is summoned to the world of Remlia in order to save the enchantress Princess Rosebud from the evil wizard Blackhorn, who wants to rule the world.

It is a somewhat clumsy game. For one, Astyanax is twice as big as he appears, and so he is easily hit unless one plays carefully. The controls are also very bad. The sum of these factors is that it's a difficult game to play, but that's part of what makes this movie interesting—especially for those who have played this game.

Thanks to effective lag management and using all powers, the author has achieved 32.66 seconds worth of improvement over the previous movie by dragonxyk.


[Tier: Moons]NES Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (USA) in 06:08.18 by TASeditor.
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Rating: 6.6 (5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
In this game based on the cartoon of the same name, young Chad Finletter is on a quest to stop the evil Dr. Putrid T. Gangreen from unleashing his Doomsday Tomato on the world. As the rest of the townsfolk are too afraid of the mutant vegetables coming out of the sewers to do anything, Chad is the only one who can save the day.

It's a simple platform game where most of the enemies can be defeated by jumping on them. There are also several bosses Chad must face, including the Doomsday Tomato itself.

In this run, TASeditor uses optimized movement and a trick to maintain maximum speed to beat this short game in a little over 6 minutes.


[Tier: Moons]NES Bad Dudes (USA) in 13:25.36 by Kirkq.
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Rating: 6.8 (33 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Fighting
"The President has been kidnapped by ninjas! Are you a bad enough dude to rescue the President?"

The answer is a resounding "yes", though we're not sure if Karnov counts as a ninja or not.

In this run, Kirkq utilizes obscure and unusual jump patterns to move quickly. During the game's lengthy scrolling sections, optimization shifts more toward entertainment.


[Tier: Moons]NES Bananan Ouji no Daibouken (JPN) in 09:30.16 by khv-user.
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Rating: 6.3 (9 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
Bananan Ouji no Daibouken is a platform game only released in Japan and Germany (where it is known as Banana Prince).

One day in the Banana nation, the Banana Prince is conversing with the Dragonmaster when the evil Paprika Dragon flies in and steals the big banana, the symbol of the nation's wealth. While the Dragonmaster is at a loss as to what to do, the Prince decides to bring back the nation's most beloved possession to the people.

The author, khv-user, runs, jumps, and climbs his way to the Paprika Dragon and brings back the banana in only nine and a half minutes.


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Batman (USA) in 09:21.93 by Aglar.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2008-02-04)
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Rating: 7.6 (40.5 votes)
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- Forgoes time-saving damage
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
The hero of Gotham City goes against the villain of Gotham City. His fists are more powerful than any weapon in the world, but he rarely kills anyone. It's not like his enemies can hurt him anyway. After all, he's the hero, and heroes are supposed to be invincible.

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

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


[Tier: Moons]NES Batman: Return of the Joker (USA) in 11:21.57 by Aglar.
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Rating: 6.9 (29.5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Batman: Return of the Joker (1991) is the sequel to the first Batman game for the NES. Being one of the later NES titles, it shows surprisingly good and fluid visuals, fullsize art, and decent sound — all without slowdown issues!

The gameplay has undergone some changes compared to its predecessor. A welcome addition to it is a slide movement, similar to the one in the Mega Man series. A not-so-welcome addition is that half the stages are autoscrolling, and there are no close combat weapons now.


[Tier: Stars]NES Battle City (JPN) in 13:00.35 by N?K.
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Rating: 7.6 (19 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- 2 Players
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Shooter
In Battle City, your goal is to destroy enemy tanks while trying to keep them away from your base. Each level includes 20 enemies as well as some obstacles, like the weak red bricks, armored silver bricks, water and ice, which you can use to your advantage. The basic tank you start with can also be powered up little by little throughout the game.

In this run, N?K rolls through the game speedily while losing a little bit of time to entertain with amusing shooting patterns and making the scenery into recognizable letters and shapes.

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[Tier: Moons]NES Battle Kid: Fortress of Peril (any v1.1) "100%" in 34:49.59 by Aglar.
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Rating: 6.7 (15 votes)
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- 100% completion
- Best ending
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform
Battle Kid: Fortress of Peril may look old, but it's actually released in 2010! It's still possible to buy a new NES cartridge of this game online!

Mainly inspired by the PC game I Wanna Be the Guy, this game is classic platforming action, where anything can kill the player in one single hit. While it's not unfair (as opposed to I Wanna Be the Guy), it's still really hard.

Aglar collects every item and key before going to the last area, and takes the right path to get to the best ending, all of this on the hardest difficulty possible and without taking any damage!


[Tier: Moons]NES Battletoads (USA) "game end glitch" in 00:56.76 by MESHUGGAH & feos.
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Rating: 7.3 (12 votes)
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- 2 Players
- Uses death to save time
- Uses warps
- Major skip glitch
- Final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Fighting
- Genre: Platform
Battletoads (1991) is a futuristic beat 'em up game known for its extreme difficulty spread over 16 difficult levels. The mechanics in the game also change drastically from level to level, making the game one of the hardest and most varied for the NES.

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

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

This run conquers the predecessor movie by 0.18 seconds by exploiting the fact that green toad is processed before the yellow one.


[Tier: Moons]NES Battletoads (USA) "warpless, 2 players" in 24:57.47 by foda.
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Rating: 7.8 (50 votes)
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- 2 Players
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes warps
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Genre: Fighting
- Genre: Platform
This run has two players and does not use warps.

As always, a bug on level 11 prevents player 2 from moving, so he gets a game over for that level. Player 1 plays level 11 alone and player 2 comes back for level 12. This is a bug in Battletoads itself.


[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]NES Battletoads (USA) "warps, 2 players" in 11:04.72 by feos & MESHUGGAH.
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- 2 Players
- Uses death to save time
- Uses warps
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Genre: Fighting
- Genre: Platform
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Battletoads (1991) is a futuristic beat 'em up known for its graphics and extreme difficulty. The story is that the sexy Dark Queen who wants to rule the universe has kidnapped Princess Angelica and a toad named Pimple. Two other toads, Rash and Zitz, attempt to rescue them and defeat the Dark Queen.

Maybe you thought Battletoads was a game full of amphibians, but it is actually full of bugs. Those beta testers really should have spent a little more time on this game...

In this run, feos and MESHUGGAH beat the previously fastest TAS of this game by 2:22.16, this time using 2 players instead of 1. You will laugh, you will cry, but most of all, you will wonder how in the world they broke this game so much. Do yourself a favor and read the authors' notes.

To see the game broken even further with the use of memory corruption, watch this run.


[Tier: Moons]NES Battletoads (USA) "warpless, 1 player" in 24:20.12 by Phil & Genisto.
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- One player in a multiplayer game
- Uses death to save time
- Forgoes warps
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Genre: Fighting
- Genre: Platform
This is a 1-player warpless TAS on this hard game. As usual, the author shows off many bugs in this fighting/autoscrolling hybrid.

This movie requires FCEU 0.98.12.


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

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


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

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


[Tier: Stars]NES Bionic Commando (USA) in 13:21.9 by nEilfox.
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Bionic Commando (1988) is a platform game with a hero who can't jump, but can quickly latch onto objects with his bionic arm. The name of the original (Japanese) version of the game literally translates to The Resurrection of Hitler: Top Secret. Nintendo censored the Nazi references for the North American version.

Author nEilfox's second contribution to Bionic Commando features inhumanly fast grappling and swinging. This run is an improvement of 3.32 seconds over the previous run due to better optimization and a new trick in area 7.

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


[Tier: Moons]NES Bionic Commando (USA) "all items" in 19:27.16 by McBobX.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Bionic Commando (1988) is a platform game with a hero who can't jump, but can quickly latch onto objects with his bionic arm. The name of the original (Japanese) version of the game literally translates to The Resurrection of Hitler: Top Secret. Nintendo censored the Nazi references for the North American version.

Unlike our any% run of this game, this run collects every non-respawning object. This includes completing every action stage (but not the neutral zones), obtaining every gun, and exposing the secret enemy truck routes to get the helmet item.


[Tier: Moons]NES Blaster Master (USA) "all bosses" in 30:30.37 by BrotherMojo.
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- Takes damage to save time
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Jason's pet frog escaped and got into some radioactive material underground. Naturally, there's a tank handy and Jason's first reaction is to go after his frog.

BrotherMojo improves the previous movie by 2:43.86 using better routes and more glitches. More information in Submission notes


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

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

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

This publication beats the previous movie by 9 seconds.

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


[Tier: Moons]NES Boulder Dash (USA) in 19:42.32 by CtrlAltDestroy.
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- Genre: Puzzle
Boulder Dash is a well known action-puzzle game where you must collect a quota of diamonds and reach the exit. This version improves upon the previous one by 25 seconds!

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

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

This playthrough uses a password to skip to level 19-1, which begins the hardest set of levels. The amoeba levels have long unavoidable waits, it is advised to fast-forward through these.


[Tier: Moons]NES Bram Stoker's Dracula (USA) in 13:19.85 by Randil.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
Bram Stoker's Dracula is a platformer based on the famous 1897 book of the same name. Count Dracula has cast his hypnotic spell on the lovely Mina Murray. To save her from eternity as a vampiress, you take control of Jonathan Harker as you ram through hordes of enemies, bombard bosses with stones, and...dance with ghosts?

This run by Randil is an improvement of 59 seconds over Shiru's rejected submission by taking more damage and using better strategies for the boss fights. See the author's notes for more details.


[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]NES Bubble Bobble (USA) "best ending" in 24:37.7 by Tompa, adelikat, Bablo, Baxter, CtrlAltDestroy, & Cardboard.
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- Uses warps
- Genre: Platform
In Bubble Bobble, two magical, bubble-blowing dinosaurs (Bub and Bob) fight through an evil, deep forest in order to rescue their kidnapped dinosaur friends.

This movie features one... no, wait, six players controlling two characters simultaneously while smashing the previous time by 2 minutes and 41 seconds. However, this publication chooses to use warps.


Authors adelikat, Tompa, and Cardboard recorded some live commentary as well. Bubble Bobble is definitely better with swearing.

[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]NES Bucky O'Hare (USA) in 22:13.6 by AnS.
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- Uses death to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter
A rare instance of a Japanese-made NES game based on a U.S.-originated comic book, Bucky O'Hare (1992) provides a player with a good combination of platforming action similar to Mega Man, an interesting plot, and convincing production values. You can play as one of the five unique characters, which you are free to select at any time, after saving them from the clutches of the Toad Empire. Each character has special abilities required to take advantage of in order to pass through the game's numerous variably designed stages, ranging from single-screen puzzle rooms to autoscrolling shoot-'em-ups.

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

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


[Tier: Moons]NES Buzz and Waldog (USA) in 15:42.58 by goofydylan8.
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Created by an Asian pirate developer, Koko Adventure was released in Korea in 1993. The game was planned to be released unlicensed in America as Buzz and Waldog, but was cancelled before it could hit store shelves.

The game's pirate origins are obviously visible - many of the graphics are ripped from popular games like Super Mario Bros. and Sonic the Hedgehog, and the sound effects are borrowed from Tiny Toon Adventures.

This is the author's second submission of this game, and improves on the previous one by skipping intermission screens faster.


[Tier: Moons]NES Captain America and the Avengers (USA) in 14:27.72 by 韩晖 (aka. 西坡 (xipo)).
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- Genre: Action
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Captain America and the Avengers is a game developed and released by Data East in 1991. It features the Marvel Comics characters The Avengers in a side-scrolling action platform to defeat the evil Red Skull.

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


[Tier: Stars]NES Castlevania (USA PRG1) in 11:20.5 by Phil. Côté & Morrison.
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The original Castlevania is set in the year 1691. Simon Belmont must fight his way through the castle and destroy Count Dracula.

This TAS is about 13.6 seconds faster than the previous version by the coauthor of this movie, Morrison.

In this joint effort by Phil and Morrison, thorough optimizations are carried out at all levels of magnitude in order to get the maximum completion speed as well as lots of score points in the process.

The MSX version has been TASed as well!

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


[Tier: Moons]NES Castlevania (USA PRG1) "minimalist, pacifist" in 12:53.41 by Grincevent.
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
Simon is taking another shot at this castle, but feeling horrible for the destruction he caused last time, he is now trying to respect Dracula's property and leave the place untouched (even if his intention is to kill the count).

As a minimalist variation of a pacifist goal, this movie does not contain any destruction in the levels: candles and walls are left intact, items stay untouched, and no enemy is harmed — with the exception of the bosses, who are killed mercilessly with the help of the "critical hit" glitch.

With Simon sneaking by most enemies with no subweapons and only his leather whip, this ends up being quite a stealthy run.


[Tier: Moons]NES Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (USA) in 29:45.02 by zggzdydp.
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- Uses warps
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- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
If science fiction is to be believed, the ultimate evolution for biological beings is to discard the physical body and become an entity of pure energy. For video game characters, it seems to be the ability to zip through walls. In this latest TAS by zggzdydp, Simon Belmont joins the league of characters possessing this ability.

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

This movie is 2 minutes and 23 seconds faster than the previous effort by the same author. We recommend to read his comments for explanations on how this improvement was achieved.


[Tier: Moons]NES Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (JPN) "Grant path" in 28:35.19 by scrimpeh.
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- Genre: Action
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Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (originally known as 悪魔城伝説 or Akumajō Densetsu, meaning "Legend of the Demon Castle") is the story of Trevor Belmont's battle against Dracula from the times before Simon's battle in Castlevania. In this complex and difficult game, there are three playable allies whom Trevor can recruit: Alucard (Dracula's son), Grant DaNasty (a pirate captain), and Sypha Belnades (a mystic warlord).

This game has a technically high-quality soundtrack because it uses a VRC6 sound chip that works in the Japanese Famicom but not in the NES. Thus, the movie was made with the Japanese version of the game instead of the USA version.

This movie takes the path that recruits Grant. It is about 22 seconds faster than the previous version. Improvements come from more optimization, better heart management, and new tricks like manipulating moving platforms and entering walls. There is also a Sypha path movie and an Alucard path movie.


[Tier: Moons]NES Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (JPN) "Sypha path" in 27:50.57 by Samhain-Grim.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (originally known as 悪魔城伝説 or Akumajō Densetsu, meaning "Legend of the Demon Castle") is the story of Trevor Belmont's battle against Dracula from the times before Simon's battle in Castlevania. In this complex and difficult game, there are three playable allies whom Trevor can recruit: Alucard (Dracula's son), Grant DaNasty (a pirate captain), and Sypha Belnades (a mystic warlord).

This game has a technically high-quality soundtrack because it uses a VRC6 sound chip that works in the Japanese Famicom but not in the NES. Thus, the movie was made with the Japanese version of the game instead of the USA version.

This movie takes the path that recruits Sypha. There's also a Grant path movie and an Alucard path movie.


[Tier: Moons]NES Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (JPN) "Alucard path" in 25:17.73 by Samhain-Grim.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (originally known as 悪魔城伝説 or Akumajō Densetsu, meaning "Legend of the Demon Castle") is the story of Trevor Belmont's battle against Dracula from the times before Simon's battle in Castlevania. In this complex and difficult game, there are three playable allies whom Trevor can recruit: Alucard (Dracula's son), Grant DaNasty (a pirate captain), and Sypha Belnades (a mystic warlord).

This game has a technically high-quality soundtrack because it uses a VRC6 sound chip that works in the Japanese Famicom but not in the NES. Thus, the movie was made with the Japanese version of the game instead of the USA version.

This movie takes the path that recruits Alucard. It is about 39 seconds faster than the previous movie, played by Genisto. There's also a Grant path movie and a Sypha path movie.


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

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


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers (USA) "1 player" in 09:54.37 by Aglar.
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Chip 'n Dale - Rescue Rangers is based on the animated TV series. In this ridiculously easy and straightforward game, the Rangers look for their neighbor's kitty and end up fighting against their old nemesis, Fat Cat.

Aglar improved Genisto's movie by 1.81 seconds, by using different routes and by improving the zip method. You can check out the author's comments to learn more about the improvements.


[Tier: Moons]NES Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers 2 (USA) "2 players" in 11:04.65 by dragonxyk.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers 2 is quite an improvement over the original Chip 'n Dale in terms of graphics and a whole lot of other things. Thankfully, the original game's solid controls haven't been changed. The plot of this game is that Fat Cat has stolen the Pharaoh's Urn and wants to use its power (for evil purposes, of course).

Like the first movie, a two-player run makes for some interesting things, like Chip and Dale carrying each other around, and heavy abuse of death to take advantage of balloons. By killing off one character, he respawns on a floating balloon, thus going ahead of the other character. Unlike the first, however, this run frequently destroys bosses by using one of the characters as a weapon. Only in the Chip 'n Dale series can such apparently irrational action be justified.

This movie, the second submission for this game by dragonxyk, is a 18.55-second improvement over the previous movie. See here for a run with just Chip.


[Tier: Moons]NES Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers 2 (USA) "1 player" in 15:13.79 by feos.
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Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers 2 is quite an improvement over the original Chip 'n Dale in terms of graphics and a whole lot of other things. Thankfully, the original game's solid controls haven't been changed. The plot of this game is that Fat Cat has stolen the Pharaoh's Urn and wants to use its power (for evil purposes, of course).

This run only uses Chip. It's an improvement of 1:19.53 over the previous "1 player" publication, through careful optimization, some new tricks and manipulating the bosses.

For a 2-player run of the same game, see [1028] NES Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers 2 (USA) "2 players" by dragonxyk in 11:04.65.


[Tier: Moons]NES Clash at Demonhead (USA) in 18:09.22 by Randil.
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Clash at Demonhead is a complex game to say the least. There are over 40 levels in the game, and they are all connected to each other. In the network of levels, the player must control Billy "Big Bang" Blitz to find 6 medallions and then rescue the kidnapped professor. This is no simple task. To make things even harder for a (tool-assisted) speedrunner, there are items available that greatly increase the player's speed, but in return cost money. This means that the route and strategy must be carefully planned.

This movie certainly does not lack speed or complexity, and is especially entertaining if you have played the game and know how hard it is. In this run, Randil improves the previous movie by over 4 minutes primarily thanks to a new trick that allows you to use the Power Boots for twice as long. As a result, he doesn't need to shop as much, allowing him to forgo the detour to Route 22 in order to exchange his gold for money.


[Tier: Moons]NES Cobra Command (JPN) in 10:09.33 by £e Nécroyeur.
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Cobra Command is an NES port of an arcade game by Data East. As the pilot of the LX-3 SuperCobra military helicopter, you must fly to six different locations and rescue hostages, blasting away any enemies that stand in your way. Upgrades for your guns, missiles, armor, engines, and rescue equipment can also be acquired by landing in certain areas.

In this run, £e Nécroyeur uses many minor movement tricks and precise shooting to complete this game in a little over 10 minutes.


[Tier: Moons]NES Contra (JPN) in 08:51.73 by zyr2288.
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- Genre: Shooter
Contra is a classic action game. Equipped with heavy artillery, you must save the world by defeating the organization Red Falcon. To do this, you must make it past over 10 areas full of flying bullets and explosives and defeat many baddies.

Like in this run's predecessor, zyr2288 uses both Bill and Lance simultaneously to fire through each level. In addition, he makes use of some better routes, boss fighting strategies, and lag manipulation.


Note: This game was released under different names, such as 魂斗羅 (kontora) in Japan, and Probotector in Europe. GryZor is also used in Europe on some other systems.


[Tier: Moons]NES Contra (JPN) "pacifist" in 09:29.08 by Soig & zyr2288.
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- One player in a multiplayer game
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- Genre: Shooter
Contra completed fast, with an additional goal: do not kill enemies directly unless absolutely necessary to complete the game.

The hero shows the ultimate display of pacifism by sacrificing his own life in order to not destroy the Level 5 tanks.

This movie improves upon the previous movie by 6.85 seconds.


Note: This game was released under different names, such as 魂斗羅 (kontora) in Japan, and Probotector in Europe. GryZor is also used in Europe on some other systems.


[Tier: Moons]NES Contra Force (USA) in 12:23.62 by GlitchMan.
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This game, ostensibly a spin-off of the Contra series, began life as a completely unrelated game, yet still manages to invoke the spirit of the other games in being an insanely difficult, one-hit-kills-you shooter.

Contra Force offers a selection of one of four characters, a jumping glitch involving the pause screen, and lots and lots of lag - and yet the game is still completed remarkably quickly.


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

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


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

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

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


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]NES Deadly Towers (JPN) in 08:09.53 by ars4326.
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- Genre: Adventure
Deadly Towers is an infamous 'Nintendo Hard' game, where you control Prince Myer in his quest to destroy seven bells guarded by seven bosses and stop the evil wizard Rubas. The character is slow and takes a lot of damage very easily, making the game usually a great challenge. While there are powerups which boost your abilities, they are generally found in secret passages with no indication of their location.

In this run by ars4326, the Japanese version Mashou (魔鐘) is used due to it containing an inventory glitch that, essentially, gives you unlimited bells after death-warping and defeating Cold Killer twice. New routes, sequence breaking, and movement optimizations are also involved in this updated run.


[Tier: Moons]NES Demon Sword (USA) in 06:11.57 by 韩晖 (aka. 西坡 (xipo)).
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Demon Sword (1989) is the kind of a game that Legend of Kage should have been.

It features a hero named Victar, who can easily jump on a tall tree (and sometimes over it, since he just can't jump much lower) and is willing to defeat the evil demon that conquered the world. The key to defeating it is Victar's sword, which is conveniently broken into pieces that must be collected over the span of the game.

So watch his sword get bigger and more powerful every few minutes, until its wielder finally reaches maturity decides it's big enough to save the world.

Xipo comes back to this game with yet another large improvement: This time 108 seconds were saved over the previous movie. It was achieved by manipulating enemies to drop speed upgrades upon their death.

Note: This movie was created using an overdumped ROM. It needs "Demon Sword (U) [o1].nes" to playback properly.


[Tier: Moons]NES Digger T. Rock: Legend of the Lost City (USA) in 03:26.93 by Kyman & SilentSlayers.
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Digger T. Rock is searching for the Lost City and must dig through eight caverns to find it. On the way he must battle... dinosaurs!

This run underwent several revisions before reaching the form you now see before you.


[Tier: Moons]NES Donkey Kong (JPN/USA) in 01:08.67 by Phil.
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Donkey Kong is a classic game that has been challenged plenty of times at this site, by many players. This competitive spirit has made for some "perfect" runs. Yet each time someone manages to squeeze just a bit more out of it.

This latest completion by Phil beats the previous movie by 11 frames by carefully optimizing Jumpman's movement pattern.


[Tier: Moons]NES Donkey Kong Jr. (JPN/USA) in 01:12.81 by Aglar, Aqfaq, Ferret Warlord.
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A very important part of Nintendo's history is being presented here on our website — as a tool-assisted speedrun.

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

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

This is a 1 frame optimization of Level 4 compared to the previous movie.


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Double Dragon (USA) in 08:57.47 by Phil.
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Even the most unconventional means of fighting are nothing uncommon on this website, as shown in the screenshot. This is Phil's fifth movie of Double Dragon, now 38 seconds faster than the previous version.

Released on many systems, this game was so popular that they even released it for cellular phones and made a board game. Even a Hollywood movie has been made.

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

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

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


[Tier: Moons]NES Double Dragon II: The Revenge (USA, PRG1) "1 player" in 09:17.78 by 韩晖 (aka. 西坡 (xipo)).
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- Genre: Platform
Double Dragon 2 is a beat'em-up game starring Billy (or Bimmy, depending on the game version) and Jimmy Lee in a quest to get revenge on a gang for killing Billy's girlfriend. Their journey starts on city streets, but it eventually goes to a variety of places like a helicopter, a dark forest, a haunted mansion, and a final fight bordering on the supernatural. You must play the hardest difficulty, Supreme Master, in order to reach the true final boss.

One interesting feature of the game is that some very powerful moves can only be used from a crouching position, usually after landing from a jump or getting up from a knockdown. This is why you see the player jump so frequently.

This run by xipo plays the game with only 1 player. It is slower than the two-player run largely because it can't use tricks like the two players hitting each other with flying knees. However, there are still some interesting tricks and strategies in this movie well worth watching.


[Tier: Moons]NES Double Dragon III: The Sacred Stones (USA) in 10:10.23 by 韩晖 (aka. 西坡 (xipo)).
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- Genre: Fighting
- Genre: Platform
In this movie, the author speeds through the game, beating up all the bad guys quickly and efficiently, making full use of each character — and killing them off when they are no longer useful. The characters' special abilities are abused to provide some unorthodox shortcuts.

This is the author's 3rd version and is an improvement of about 28 seconds over his previous movie.


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Dr. Mario (JPN/USA) in 01:12.83 by CtrlAltDestroy.
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- Single level
- Genre: Puzzle
Tired of being mocked by the viruses, Dr. Mario switched to his "fast-acting" and "extra strength" medication. The viruses never knew what hit them.

This video beats Level 20, Speed Hi of Dr. Mario in record time. Don't blink, or you might miss the twist ending.

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[Tier: Moons]NES Dragon Warrior (USA PRG0) in 17:47.74 by Acmlm.
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This is the sixth published movie of Dragon Warrior, a seemingly complex, but ultimately, fairly simple NES RPG. This is an improvement of 20.96 seconds from the previous run. The character completes his quest at Level 7. There are several things about this movie that might seem odd if one is not aware of them beforehand:

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

[Tier: Moons]NES Dragon Warrior III (USA) in 1:50:36.18 by dave_dfwm.
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- Genre: RPG
This is a non-glitched run of Dragon Warrior 3, now under 2 hours long.

This game is known in the TAS world as being a pain to play due to the RNG (random number generator) being much harder to manipulate than most other games. As a result, seemingly random actions throughout the game are actually intentional manipulation of the RNG to ensure favourable outcomes, such as avoiding monsters or good battle outcomes.

To give you an idea of how surprising this time is to most players, the previous run is about 24 minutes longer than this one. Even before that, any run that was under 3 hours long was deemed to be very difficult to perform.


[Tier: Moons]NES Driar in 05:14.45 by MESHUGGAH.
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Driar is a homebrew game created in 2012 by David Eriksson and Stefen Adolfsson. It is notable for being an homage to classic NES games with no modern influences whatsoever. No score, no save points, no passwords, no timers, no plot, no hub-world; just a series of single screen levels for you to carefully complete, in order, or until your 10 lives are used up.

In this run, MESHUGGAH moves the eponymous dinosaur through all 38 levels and beats the game in record time.


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Duck Tales (USA) in 07:04.73 by Aglar & MESHUGGAH.
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Duck Tales is a classic game in which Scrooge has to collect treasures from all over the world. Some of the levels are not completely straightforward, and collecting items is sometimes necessary before proceeding. His cane also doubles as an almighty pogo stick that can be used in various ways, which makes jumping a lot more fun.

This is the sixth TAS of Duck Tales. Minor improvements and refined strategies here and there contributed around an additional half second of improvement.

This is a 0.58 second improvement over the previous movie due to general optimizations including lag reduction and subpixel optimization.

You can watch this run played back on a real NES console.


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

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

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


[Tier: Moons]NES Dungeon Magic: Sword of the Elements (USA) in 01:02.83 by FatRatKnight.
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- Genre: RPG
After hearing about how the dark overlord Darces has returned, our hero goes on a quest to unite all five one elements in order to defeat Darces and save the kingdom.

In this storybook-view RPG, the author zooms around the game world, entering the most dangerous of dungeons, killing two powerful monsters, and collecting the bare minimum needed to beat the game in incredible fashion. Despite the player being unable to survive one hit, the author subverts certain death with the handy pause system. Despite the player supposedly being unable to damage the monsters, an underflow glitch allows for massive damage. Despite the final boss standing right there to kill him, the viewer sees all of 3 frames of the dark overlord. It's an RPG done in just over one minute, without warping or save glitching.

The author had spent much effort in understanding the game, and all that work has finally paid off. We recommend reading the author's comments.


[Tier: Moons]NES Déjà Vu (USA) in 09:41.59 by Randil.
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A storybook game like Shadowgate and Uninvited.

In this one you star as Ace Harding, a detective who wakes up having no idea who or where he is. As the game progresses you discover that you have been framed for a crime you didn't commit, and must find a way to clear your name.

This, the fifth submission of this game by the same author, is a 35.45 second improvement over the author's previous attempt. Most of the improvement comes from using a "leave bullet" bug, as detailed in the submission text.

See the Déjà Vu GameFAQs page for more information about this game (we recommend Mr. Kelly R. Flewin's Déjà Vu Speed Guide).


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

Times for each track are:

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

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


[Tier: Moons]NES Extra Mario Bros. (JPN/USA) in 19:24.68 by HappyLee.
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- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform
Extra Mario Bros. is a hack of the original Super Mario Bros. It is noteworthy for being a complete "Metroidvania" game built around the original SMB engine, with very few changes to the engine itself. The five areas in the game are all interconnected (via pipes, naturally), and permanent upgrades have been added to give it a more Metroid-ish feel. (Did I mention the music from Super Metroid? Because there's music from Super Metroid.)

However, despite his newfound ability to return to levels he's visited before and acquire upgrades that don't go away when he dies, Mario still cannot scroll to the left.

This movie collects all of the keys and fights the true final boss but only collects two of the upgrades.


Note: An IPS patch for the hack can be downloaded from http://tasvideos-moviefiles.googlecode.com/files/ips%2Bpatcher.zip.


[Tier: Moons]NES Felix the Cat (USA) in 22:29.01 by Randil.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
This game is about a classic cartoon character, Felix the Cat, who goes on an adventure to save his girlfriend, Kitty, from a mad professor. It's a simple platformer like any Mario game.

This is a 24.26 second improvement over Randil's previous run. This is due to several strategy changes, such as using the airplane more often in flying levels and using a different power to fight the final boss. For more details, see the author's comments.


[Tier: Moons]NES Final Fantasy (USA) "White Mage" in 1:16:37.56 by TheAxeMan.
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Uses a suboptimal character
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Final Fantasy is a well known RPG about saving the world with the usual assortment of characters.

Here, the author defies all common sense and takes a team composed entirely of White Mages, the token "weak healing caster" class. What's worse, three of them meet their untimely demise at the hands of pirates not very far into their journey. Not to worry, because this survivor has a few tricks up her sleeve.


[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]NES Final Fantasy (USA) in 1:09:57.7 by TheAxeMan.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
The original Final Fantasy follows four heroes who are trying to restore the four orbs which have been contaminated and ultimately defeat Chaos.

Unfortunately only one of the warriors is actually a hero; the rest are sissies who die early on during the quests. Strange as this may sound, much time is saved by doing so since fewer commands need to be entered every time the player runs from a random encounter.

On TASVideos, perfect runs are continually improved, often through very unexpected changes. This run by TheAxeMan improves the old TAS by 9.11 seconds by getting lower stats and spending more time at inns and item shops.

For those who think they have a better sense of humor than the author, he has provided Python scripts which allow you to recreate the entire run with your own choices for character names substituted for his. Available as a Windows standalone program or as source.


The downloadable videos and the YouTube stream contain soft subtitles with commentary from TheAxeMan.

[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]NES Final Fantasy III (JPN) "game end glitch" in 06:23.9 by AmaizumiUni.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Final Fantasy III was the second of two Final Fantasy NES games to be released only in Japan, leading to the fourth game in the series being released to the rest of the world as Final Fantasy II. The game brings back the experience point system from the first game while changing up the character jobs formula by allowing the player to change a character's class mid-game as well as acquire new and advanced classes.

In this movie, the author, AmaizumiUni, abuses a bug that causes character inventory to overflow, corrupting the game's memory and triggering the credits early.


[Tier: Moons]NES Flintstones: The Rescue of Dino & Hoppy (USA) in 14:07.17 by adelikat.
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The Flintstones: The Rescue of Dino & Hoppy is a 1991 NES tie-in to the popular Flintstones franchise. In it, Fred Flintstone must save his pets from a time-traveling thief.

The author improves on the previous publication by 21.89 seconds from a new glitch that allows Fred to move through the ice level at an astonishing rate.


[Tier: Moons]NES Friday the 13th (USA) in 03:00.69 by jlun2.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Friday the 13th is a video game adaptation of the movie series of the same name. You are one of six camp counselors on a mission to defeat Jason Voorhees three times before he kills the other counselors or some of the children.

In this three second improvement to a five-and-a-half year old movie, Jason is defeated faster than ever thanks to some tricks to force him to appear more often than normal.


[Tier: Moons]NES Gargoyle's Quest II (USA) in 27:43.08 by goofydylan8.
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- Genre: Adventure
A long time ago, before human being appeared, there lived a monster named Firebrand. In this game, Firebrand (the red gargoyle) fights against the evil that has invaded his homeland. Along the way, he becomes more powerful and becomes able to fly longer, jump higher, and shoot more weapons.

goofydylan8 conquers this game in a little under 28 minutes with careful lag management, damage-boosting, and aggressive boss fights.

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


[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers]NES Gimmick! (JPN) "100%" in 07:44.45 by Aglar & Hotarubi.
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- 100% completion
- Best ending
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
A short Japanese game about a small green toy who can summon stars to help him defeat monsters and to use them as platforms to reach high places and travel fast.

In this movie, the authors collect all of the items to enter the secret 7th level after the boss at the end of the 6th level, and do so 2 minutes and 15 seconds faster than the previous movie.

The game cartridge of Gimmick! contains a special microchip, FME7, which extends the number of sound channels in the game from 5 to 8, creating a more melodic soundtrack than in most other NES games.

If you like this, be sure to check out the other run of this game, which skips the secret items.


[Tier: Moons]NES Gimmick! (JPN) in 05:11.49 by Aglar & Hotarubi.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Gimmick! (1992) is another gem from Sunsoft, the company that brought us Ufouria and Journey to Silius. It was only released in Japan and Scandinavian countries, but eventually achieved something of a cult status thanks to its refined gameplay, as well as exceptional music and graphic design.

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

This joint venture between Aglar and Hotarubi improves the previous movie by nearly a whole minute thanks to a lot of new and refined tricks and shortcuts. This run doesn't collect the special items required to access the 7th level, and thus gets a bad ending. However, we have another run that attains the best ending for your viewing pleasure!


[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement][Console-verified]NES Gradius (JPN) in 10:52.35 by adelikat.
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- Playaround
- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Uses death to save time
- Uses warps
- Genre: Shooter
In this run, adelikat picks up maximum speed upgrades and has fun with perfect reflexes, much like the previous movie. That is certainly something nice to do, because the game scrolls automatically and the player cannot affect the speed. However, the point of this movie is not just to beat this game as fast as possible, but rather to do all kinds of unpredictable and awe-inspiring things rarely seen in any TAS — without losing time. See for yourself.

This is probably one of the best illustrations on how to create art out of a simplistic and otherwise uninteresting game to watch.

What is also different about this movie is an extra warp which significantly shortens the game, and the use of a new tool (input macro) as described in the submission text. Bots are occasionally used to generate pseudorandom input while still avoiding death.

Also be sure to check out this movie being played back on an actual NES.


[Tier: Moons]NES Gremlins 2: The New Batch (USA) in 07:00.07 by Randil.
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- Genre: Platform
Gremlins 2 done quick — the 4th 9th version by total now.

This movie features a 4.75 second improvement over the previous one. It makes Gremlins 2 look like it's just some avoid-obstacles-jump-and-walk platform game, which it really isn't at least meant to be.

Don't watch it after midnight, outside at sunshine or while drinking some water, you might spill it!


[Tier: Moons]NES Guerrilla War (USA) in 13:02.35 by x2poet.
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- 2 Players
- Uses death to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Shooter
x2poet seeks to quell the revolution in record time! This movie not only plays on the hardest setting, but it manages to do so almost 30 seconds faster than the previous movie. This is accomplished by controlling two players at once which finished boss battles quicker.

[Tier: Moons]NES Hammerin' Harry (JPN) in 07:11.39 by nitrogenesis.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Hammerin' Harry is a pretty simple platformer. Armed with a big hammer, you make your way through 5 levels, and the first 3 levels have bonus levels as well. At the end of each level there is a boss, and in some levels, there are also mini-bosses. In short, this game is a "normal" platformer, you won't have a hard time figuring out what's going on.

NitroGenesis improves on the previous movie by 5.72 seconds thanks to more optimized jumps and faster bossfights. For more info, we recommend reading the submission text.


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

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

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

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


[Tier: Moons]NES Hi no Tori: Gaou no Bouken (JPN) in 14:16.73 by AnS.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Despite the fact that this is a Konami game, this game is not well-known in western countries.
This game is really quite difficult.

火の鳥 = bird of fire (Japanese name for phoenix).

This is a 15.5-second improvement to the previous author's movie, through a route change and extensive luck manipulation.


[Tier: Moons]NES Jackal (JPN/USA) in 07:25.98 by klmz.
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- Forgoes time-saving death
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Shooter
Unfortunately, Red from the last year's carnage got into an accident involving a badly thrown grenade and a few land mines, so Green takes it on all by himself in this new episode of Jackal.

Not having to deal with the larger amount of two-player mayhem also means the game goes faster, which is a win for everybody. (Except that Red guy.) Coupled with better playing, this constitutes the 9 second improvement over the previous movie by xipo.


[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]NES James Bond Jr. (USA) in 18:29.84 by feos.
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- Second quest/Post game-completion
- Uses a level password
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter
James Bond Jr. is a 1991 video game developed by Eurocom. The world’s greatest scientists have mysteriously disappeared! Intelligence reports indicate that James Bond Junior's old enemy, SCUM Lord, has imprisoned them on his island fortress in the Caribbean. Without hesitation, Junior heads out on four dangerous missions to save the scientists and thwart SCUM Lord’s plans!

Here, our brave hero ignores normal elevators, uses all available items and manages their amounts very precisely, and generally abuses his lifebar.

We also have a run of the SNES version.


This movie features the new .FM3 format, intended to be watched in TASEditor, where detailed comments on the run are visible. You can play around with branches included in the movie as well. See the author's explanation on how to use this feature.


[Tier: Moons]NES Journey to Silius (USA) in 09:29.71 by jlun2 & klmz.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
A fast-paced action platformer from Sunsoft with similarities to both Mega Man and Blaster Master. What could go wrong with a mix like that?

This movie shaves a cool 1.38 seconds of input time over the previously published run. (The actual time improvement is slightly greater because this movie plays at a slightly higher framerate than the previous movie. This difference does not cause any changes in gameplay, though.)


[Tier: Moons]NES Kabuki Quantum Fighter (USA) in 09:20.83 by nitsuja.
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- Genre: Platform
Kabuki is a well-made platformer with a lot of climbing and jumping acrobatics as well as straightforward action. And a main character that isn't afraid to use his hair as a weapon.

Nitsuja's new version here is just over 1 minute faster than the last version due to playing extremely aggressively and taking as much damage as possible. Check the author's comments at the submission page for more information.


[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]NES Kamen no Ninja: Akakage (JPN) in 08:04.77 by mtvf1.
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- Genre: Action
Kamen no Ninja: Akakage, or "Masked Ninja: Akakage", is a Famicom-exclusive video game based on the 1987 anime series of the same name (which itself is a remake of the 1967 Akakage tokusatsu). While the game mainly features the Red Shadow, Akakage, you can also freely switch to Aokage (a young boy) and Shirokage (an old man).

This run by mtvf1 mostly uses Akakage for his superior arsenal of weapons, but switches to Aokage at a few points when the young ninja can move faster.


There is some commentary by the author in the emulator movie file and in the primary (HQ) encode.

[Tier: Moons]NES Kick Master (USA) in 08:32.38 by dragonxyk.
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Kick Master (1991) stars a hero named Thonolan, who really likes kicking things. Obviously, the first thing you'll see him doing is kicking some odd-looking trinkets out of the enemies. By doing so repeatedly and collecting the trinkets like a true hero, he levels up and gains new abilities, allowing him to kick the various enemies stronger and faster than before. You will marvel at the laws of physics being stomped by Thonolan's feet.

This game loops, and has to be completed once in order to unlock a higher difficulty mode, but since all it does is double the enemies' HP, it has been considered unnecessary.

Dragonxyk's take on this game is 26 seconds faster than the previous movie by foda.


[Tier: Moons]NES Kid Dracula (JPN) in 19:49.12 by adelikat, Randil, arukAdo, DarkKobold.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
For the fans of the Castlevania series ― here's a TAS of a Castlevania game that is hmm.. much much more aimed toward children than the darker-themed games. The game was only released in Japan.

There is also a Game Boy sequel that is known as Kid Dracula.

This is a 50+ second improvement over the previous movie by Phil and Genisto.


[Tier: Moons]NES Kid Icarus (USA/Europe) in 22:17.38 by Randil.
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Here's an improvement to the run of this famous game. A total of 24.85 seconds was saved.

The improvement comes from a pause trick to manipulate the speed of platforms, buying a health drink in level 2-4, additional damage boosting, and more.

See the author's comments for details.

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[Tier: Moons]NES Kid Niki 3 (JPN) in 08:17.62 by TaoTao.
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Kid Niki 3 (aka. Kaiketsu Yanchamaru 3 - Taiketsu! Zouringen) is the sequel to Kid Niki and Kid Niki 2. However, it looks quite different from the previous games. In this game, you are a ninja who is a master of bo-jutsu (stick art), and you defeat enemies and get over obstacles with your staff. This game also has many locked doors which can be opened with keys found in the levels.

TaoTao breezes through this game, in part due to a glitch which allows repeated backflips up walls. For more details, see the submission comments.


[Tier: Moons]NES Kirby's Adventure (USA PRG0) in 36:45.5 by JXQ.
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- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Kirby's Adventure is a colorful game that's very long for a NES game. Normal gameplay forbids the UFO from being taken from level to level, but using a bug discovered by kirbymuncher, JXQ manages to keep the UFO, and blazes through much of the game using it. The speed with which he defeats midbosses and bosses is often very surprising.

This movie is several minutes faster than the previous unpublished movie by kirbymuncher, and is well over ten minutes faster than the original by Bisqwit.

To see the game completed even faster, see this run, which uses an unusual glitch involving the Stone ability and water to activate the credits early.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]NES Kirby's Adventure (USA PRG0) "game end glitch" in 00:35.91 by MESHUGGAH, CoolKirby, Masterjun, MUGG, TASeditor, was0x.
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- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
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Kirby's Adventure is a colorful game that's very long for a NES title. However, a bug was discovered which caused unpredictable results (including triggering the credits) upon using the Stone power while entering the water.

This movie saves over five minutes from its predecessor. This is because instead of playing multiple levels to reach a spot for the glitch, a new wall-clipping trick is used in the third room of the very first level.

This movie was also the result of an intense frame war that spawned over a dozen attempts and ultimately resulted in an improvement of over 3 seconds of the initial attempt.


This movie has two YouTube encodes. The primary version has deliberately glitched ending graphics, whereas the second one displays proper graphics. Both versions have identical input except for the last frame.


[Tier: Moons]NES Kiwi Kraze (USA) in 02:24.28 by Max12187566 & J.Y.
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- Uses warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
In this game, you control a kiwi bird and rescue other kiwi birds trapped within the level. There are numerous warps, used to cut this game many minutes short of its expected completion time.

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

The first submission was almost 14 minutes long and thought to be optimal, and now we are below 3 minutes.


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

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

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


[Tier: Moons]NES Legacy of the Wizard (USA) in 13:44.23 by Lord Tom.
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- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
Legacy of the Wizard (1987), released in Japan as "ドラゴンスレイヤーIV Dragon Slayer IV: Drasle Family", is actually a part of Dragon Slayer series. This is a nonlinear platforming adventure game, in which you gain control over one member of the Drasle family to explore the vast dungeon filled with mind bending puzzles and obscure secrets.

The goal of the game is to retrieve a powerful sword named Dragon Slayer, protected by four magical crowns, to kill an evil dragon trapped in the nearby labyrinth. Each member of the family has different abilities, and the portion of the labyrinth only he/she can go into to retrieve one of the crowns. However, this prerequisite was circumvented by the clever use of certain new glitches.

According to the author, this movie employs a completely different route, better luck manipulation and some new tricks that result in a 3:38 faster movie than the previous version.

Moral of this movie: Beware of short fat men, for they're surprisingly quick.


[Tier: Moons]NES Little Nemo: The Dream Master (USA) in 22:06.95 by Randil.
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- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
Little Nemo done more optimized than before, with about 90 seconds saved. All levels have been improved. The improved time comes from new routes, getting killed to save time, subpixel optimization, lag reduction, faster boss fights and better damage boosting.

[Tier: Moons]NES Little Samson (USA) in 10:13.27 by klmz.
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Little Samson and his team are out to deliver tool-assisted fun!

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

This movie improves the previously published movie by JXQ by almost 4 minutes, due to new glitches, better strategies and better precision.


[Tier: Moons]NES Low G Man (USA) in 10:30.93 by goofydylan8.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Low G Man is a futuristic action video game developed by KID for the Nintendo Entertainment System.

The game is really difficult to run: the controls are at times clunky, the screen refresh is frustrating and finally the last boss is an example of a difficulty spike as it suddenly becomes much harder than the rest of the game.

The author manages to complete the game in just 10 minutes, beating the real-time speedrun by 5 minutes. Read the author's comments for more information.


[Tier: Moons]NES Lunar Pool (JPN) "no friction" in 36:52.0 by Bisqwit.
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- Genre: Sport
Lunar Ball, known as Lunar Pool in the US, is, as the name suggests, a pool game for the NES with the curious ability to adjust the friction of the surface of the pool table. Indeed, it is quite possible to play with no friction, and while this may sound easy, it actually proves to be impossibly difficult due to removing the major obstacle from the balls just continuing to roll forever, causing the game to never end.

With some heavy support from a bot (and massive loss of sanity), the author manages the nigh-impossible feat of making it all the way to the end of all 60 tables even in the face of this overwhelming opposition.

Reading the submission notes is highly advisable to explain some of the oddities such as the occasional pocketing of the cue ball. (In short: The cue ball is deliberately pocketed in order to avoid getting a perfect score on every level because the point counter would take unbearably long to tick all the points, up to a half minute per level.)

For more heavy optimization of pool tables, see also the run of this game with the default friction level.


[Tier: Moons]NES M.C. Kids (USA) "all levels" in 26:25.12 by Brushy.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes warps
- Genre: Platform
This M.C. Kids movie is different from the other one in that it completes all the levels in the game, not just the required ones.

This run is 56 seconds faster than the previous version by a different author.


[Tier: Moons]NES M.C. Kids (USA) in 18:15.97 by Aglar.
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- Genre: Platform
Once you get past McDonald's blatant advertising and the fact that this game is about Ronald the clown, this game is actually quite good. The controls are a bit slippery but the level design more than makes up for it.

In this particular movie the author collects only the cards that are necessary to complete the game. If you want to see all the cards collected and the secret levels played, check the other movie of this game.

An improvement of 58 seconds arises from better acceleration techniques and strategic differences.


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Marble Madness (USA) in 02:43.01 by Aglar.
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- One player in a multiplayer game
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Racing
Marble Madness is an isometric game similar in its style to Snake Rattle 'n Roll. The objective in these two games is quite different, though. In this game, the player must roll a marble from one point to another. This is, of course, not as easy as it sounds, and certainly not as easy as it looks in this movie.

Aglar improved adelikat and Deign's movie by 5.10 seconds.

A second encode is available using a camera hack to focus on the marble, which subtly alters the gameplay. Also, you can see this movie played back on an actual NES!


[Tier: Moons]NES Mario Adventure (USA PRG0) in 48:58.23 by Soig.
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Mario Adventure is a hack of Super Mario Bros. 3. These are its most noteworthy characteristics:

  • Mario can keep a power-up in reserve like in Super Mario World, and the change is immediately effective.
  • There is a new power-up, Magic Mario, which allows Mario to stomp on more enemies than otherwise possible, shoot extremely powerful projectiles, and take a few hits before losing the power-up.
  • Graphics are rendered with a custom palette.
  • Almost all levels end with a Boom-Boom battle.
  • There are 7 worlds which Mario can visit in any order, each containing a hidden key.
  • After finding all 7 keys and beating the 7 worlds, Mario can access the 8th world to beat Bowser and win the game.

This movie is an improvement of 45 seconds over the previous effort.


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

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

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


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

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

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[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]NES Mega Man (JPN) in 12:23.34 by Shinryuu & FinalFighter.
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
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On this site, we make perfect movies, and then we surpass them. Of course, if we can surpass them, they were not perfect in the first place, but who would have known?

When "perfection" is defined as "as fast as possible", it requires some sacrifices. Indeed, this movie sacrifices a lot in the playability of the game. Full of tricks to pass through walls, tricks to avoid mandatory battles, tricks to pass through enemies relatively unharmed, tricks to acquire weapon refills in little time — there is very little in this movie left that resembles normal playing. Even death is used as a viable playing strategy that saves time. All of the tricks are still performed by the means of mere controller input, even though significant portions of the input were calculated by a computer program.

This movie is a considerable improvement of 3:04.39 to the previous movie; this is mainly due to a new technique which tricks the game into calling an 'end of level' object.

Of course, upon watching this movie, one does have to question something... is it Mega Man saving the world? Or Dr. Wily trying to save it from absolute destruction?


[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers][Console-verified]NES Mega Man 2 (JPN) in 23:48.51 by aglasscage, FinalFighter, pirohiko, & Shinryuu.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Mega Man 2 is a game that hardly needs any introduction. This movie plays Rockman 2, the Japanese version, which is essentially Mega Man 2 in difficult mode.

This is an improvement of 6.24 seconds over the previous run through a variety of small tweaks.

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

You can also see this run played back on a real NES with an input display!


[Tier: Moons]NES Mega Man 3 (JPN) in 30:21.08 by Pike & Tiancaiwhr.
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Mega Man 3 (USAのロックマン3) is the first game in the Mega Man / Rockman series to introduce sliding (though the ability to charge the Mega Buster would have to wait until game 4). It also introduced Rush the robotic dog, who provides the abilities of Rush Coil, Rush Marine, and Rush Jet. Furthermore, after you beat the 8 robot masters, the game makes you revisit modified versions of four stages to fight the Doc Robots, who imitate the robot masters from Mega Man 2. This set a precedent in the Mega Man series to have additional stages between the main robot masters and Dr. Wily's fortress.

This run completes the game about 20.61 seconds faster than the previous movie thanks to a new route, more glitches, and better optimization.


[Tier: Moons]NES Mega Man 3, 4, 5 & 6 (USA) in 39:06.92 by Baxter & AngerFist.
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- Demonstration
- Multiple games in one movie
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
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The games Mega Man 3, 4, 5 and 6 are all the same. Eight robot masters are defeated and Mega Man steals their weapons. After some kind of distraction, Mega Man attacks Wily's fortress and it typically gets blown up. If you don't believe that's true, we offer this movie.

While driving home the point in honor of our first multi-game movie, Baxter and AngerFist prove that Capcom really has been making the same game over and over again by playing Mega Man 3, 4, 5 and 6 using the same input.

No attempt is made to synchronize the endings of these games. Mega Man 6 finishes first and Mega Man 4 finishes last.

The CPU demands for playback of this movie are unusually high. Systems under 1.2 GHz may struggle to play this video. The audio has been processed by adelikat for virtual surround sound.

We recommend sitting back as far as possible and looking (staring?) at the center of the screen when watching the AVI.

If you like this movie, you may like to check out some other movies in which multiple games are played simultaneously with one controller.


[Tier: Moons]NES Mega Man 4 (USA) in 34:00.02 by GlitchMan.
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This is the sixth published movie of Mega Man 4 (USAのロックマン4), played for the first time by GlitchMan.

There are improvements in all of the stages, some more visible than others. The total amount of time saved is 34.36 seconds, achieved by being more accurate and using some cool glitches.


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

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


[Tier: Moons]NES Mega Man 6 (USA) in 30:46.78 by Shinryuu.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Mega Man 6 (USAのロックマン6) sees everyone's favorite blue robot ruin Dr. Wily's plot for world domination for the sixth time.

In this improvement, Shinryuu manages to save 7.55 seconds compared to his previous version by doing a complete run overhaul, utilizing the discovery of new glitches to hasten Mega Man's movement and firing capabilities, a route change, and heavy subpixel optimization.


[Tier: Moons]NES Metal Gear (USA) in 22:27.58 by dunnius.
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Metal Gear!? It can't be!

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

This movie utilizes quite a wide variety of game glitches and collects the minimal set of items needed to complete the game.

This movie is a 8.35 second improvement, due primarily to a route change in the beginning and from lag reduction.


[Tier: Moons]NES Metal Mech: Man & Machine (USA) in 13:56.02 by TASeditor.
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- Genre: Platform
Metal Mech: Man & Machine is a poorly-designed platformer. It has some similarities to Blaster Master: you play as a red-suited man who can pilot a larger vehicle in your quest to destroy aliens. In the first five levels, the mech is usually abandoned in favor of silly-looking bunny-hopping through the levels to get a key (the circular icon with a red K) and reach the end of the stage. The last level features a giant blue robot that flies through the level and fights the Alien Queen at the end.

Note that there are sound glitches, so there is no music during the final boss fight and credits.


[Tier: Moons]NES Metal Storm (USA) in 12:54.23 by TheAxeMan.
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- Uses a level password
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter
An ultra-powerful gigantic mechadroid that can take one hit before exploding into confetti. Pah.

This video uses a password to go directly to the second, harder version of the game. Note that the password shown on screen is not the one actually accepted by the game - the password is entered so fast the graphic function glitches. Another (more useful) glitch is that you can stand on spikes and other sorts of materials which ultra-powerful gigantic mechadroids have a natural weakness against if you jump all the time.

The fireball form used for the first few levels more or less grants invulnerability when used constantly, as well as being a strong offensive weapon. It is not very effective against the sixth boss, so the author switches to a better projectile weapon before that. This switch entails that the rematches against the earlier bosses are slower, but the improvement on the sixth boss makes up for it.

Please note that the AVI has been replaced with an updated MP4, this file provides both size and quality benefits over the former one.


[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]NES Metroid (USA PRG0) "low%" in 11:08.78 by Lord Tom.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
Metroid completed using just one item: the morphing ball.

Uses a game restart sequence (Up+A on second controller) to save time in backtracking.

This is an improvement of 36.7 seconds over the previously published run, thanks to a new route and general optimization.

This movie features commentary by the author, which has been added to the encode in the form of soft subtitles. If can see them when watching the embedded stream via Archive.org.


[Tier: Moons]NES Metroid (USA PRG0) in 08:19.32 by Lord Tom.
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- Genre: Platform
Metroid completed as fast as possible without holding back, and without concern for the game's sanity.

A wealth of new tricks contribute to this 33 second improvement over the previous movie.

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

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

Andy Dick has made a video which plays this run on top of the game map. This provides a unique perspective on the door warping glitches.


[Tier: Moons]NES Metroid (USA PRG0) "100%" in 33:25.7 by Lord Tom.
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- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
This is a full completion of Metroid, meaning that all items (100%) were collected.

This is a 8 minute 16 second improvement over the previous movie by Zoizite. Much of the improvement comes from using the Up+A restart sequence, though many new shortcuts and optimizations also save time.


[Tier: Moons]NES Mitsume ga Tooru (JPN) in 16:11.17 by 韩晖 (aka. 西坡 (xipo)).
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- Genre: Platform
In this Japan only game, our psychic hero with a magical trident must defeat a variety of enemies, including possibly trolls. The kind with big pink fluffy hair.

This run features no death and very accurate use of weapons. The trident in particular is very similar to Mega Man V.


[Tier: Moons]NES Moai Kun (JPN) in 15:00.02 by Randil.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Puzzle
Moai Kun is a fun, fast-paced puzzle-platformer where the goal is to rescue all your pink friends and then reach the door - to continue to the next stage. It has a surprising amount of action for a puzzle game.

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

This game is yet another example of Konami's fascination with moai (Easter Island statues).


[Tier: Moons]NES Monopoly (USA) in 00:30.03 by Acmlm.
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This movie aims for the fastest time to get the CPU player bankrupt, and abuses luck to its fullest to make that happen.

After a few turns of Monopoly war in the submissions, this version won out. It utilizes the same strategy from the previous one, but several seconds have been shaved by reverse engineering the random number generator and a brute force computer search to achieve the desired randomization with the least possible delay. Details can be found in the submission comments.

Under assumption of pure randomness, the odds of reproducing this dice and card sequence on a console is 1 in a few (North American) trillions (22 568 879 259 648, divided by the few slight variations that could work).

FractalFusion has produced an alternate superplay of Monopoly that is 3 seconds faster, but controversial. It has been cancelled.


[Tier: Moons]NES Monopoly (USA) "4 cpus" in 01:07.67 by FractalFusion.
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While the CPUs were distracted, FractalFusion changed the dice on them and then left the board for a few minutes. When he came back, all the CPUs were crying. The fraud squad is still investigating.

This movie aims to defeat 4 CPU controlled players, ceasing to press buttons on the controller after as little time as possible. Luck is manipulated for the first 1:08, and then the CPUs are left to lose by themselves without requiring any further actions by the player.


[Tier: Moons]NES Monster Party (USA) in 14:58.07 by Tanooki Teabag.
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- Genre: Platform
Mark is on his way back home from a baseball game when an alien gargoyle called Bert summons him to save his home planet from evil monsters using his almighty baseball bat.

In this very strange game, you must defeat bosses in each stage before obtaining a key to the next stage. The player normally controls Mark, but by picking up a pill from monsters, Bert can be used. Bert can fly and shoot powerful shots, but he only lasts a short while unless another pill is obtained.

This is the fifth effort to tackle this game and the first to be published.


[Tier: Moons]NES Moon Crystal (JPN) in 08:19.05 by Hotarubi.
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Moon Crystal (ムーンクリスタル), a platformer only released in Japan, follows a boy on his quest to save his family. The mechanics of the game are slightly reminiscent of Ninja Gaiden and Prince of Persia, with rather detailed animation.

This is a 16.07 second improvement to the previous movie using better lag reduction and some new tricks.


[Tier: Moons]NES New Ghostbusters II (Europe) in 17:45.59 by Zus.
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- One player in a multiplayer game
- Genre: Action
The New Ghostbusters II is a much different game than the USA edition, even though they are based on the same movie. The European version, shown here, takes a Blaster Master-esque approach to the gameplay with a top-down view.

Zus has spent a lot of his time making sure enemies are in highly ideal places, which in turn means that a lot of re-records were spent comparing and working out the best possible route. As a result, Zus saved over 11 seconds from his previous version.


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

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


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Ninja Gaiden (USA) in 10:52.68 by Scumtron.
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Ninja Gaiden involves an ultra superior ninja, capable of defying the laws of physics by climbing through walls, making dogs explode with his sword, and all while beating bad guys in record time.

This run is about 10 seconds faster than the prior submission due to the ninja thinking more like a ninja.


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

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

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


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

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


[Tier: Moons]NES Ninja Jajamaru: Ginga Daisakusen (JPN) in 15:16.06 by MESHUGGAH.
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Ninja Jajamaru: Ginga Daisakusen is a fast-paced action game that was only released in Japan. Its gameplay and art style are highly similar to that of a certain famous game.

Watch as MESHUGGAH bounces over, around, and through this game's many levels and traps, making short work of anything that breathes in the process.


[Tier: Moons]NES Paperboy (USA) in 11:30.78 by Randil.
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Demonstration
- Uses death to save time
This run of Paperboy performs a perfect delivery every day. The author crashes his bike Monday - Saturday to avoid the obstacle course but then plays and finishes it flawlessly on Sunday. It does this as fast as possible, but does not go for score. Instead, it has different subgoals set up every day:

  • Monday & Tuesday: Object crashing day
  • Wednesday & Thursday: Window crashing day
  • Friday: Moving objects crashing day
  • Saturday: Daredevil day
  • Sunday: Lawful day
For more details, see the submission comments.

The torrent file was replaced shortly after publishing because of error in file naming, and download statistics (256 complete downloads) were reset.


[Tier: Moons]NES Power Blade (USA) in 16:25.63 by Aglar.
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- Genre: Platform
Power Blade is an underdog title by the folks at Taito, highly reminiscent of the Megaman series. It also features a hero who looks a lot like Arnold Schwarzenegger. This is one of those obscure games that you may wish you had played as a kid.

In this updated run Aglar decimates the previous version by 45 seconds thanks to improved frame precision in what was once a highly contested game, now revived.


[Tier: Moons]NES Punch-Out!!, Mike Tyson's (USA PRG1) in 17:39.45 by McHazard.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Fighting
- Genre: Sport
The objective is not to beat your opponent... but to humiliate him by winning as fast as possible.

Clock Times:

   Glass Joe       0:42.00    Von Kaiser      0:35.61
   Piston Honda    0:36.97
   
   Don Flamenco    0:14.97    King Hippo      0:37.25
   Great Tiger     0:47.48    Bald Bull       0:55.25
   
   Piston Honda II 0:39.97    Soda Popinski   0:43.48
   Bald Bull II    1:08.82    Don Flamenco II 0:58.00
   Mr. Sandman     2:16.48    Super Macho Man 0:44.25
   
   Mike Tyson      1:58.XX
This movie, the 7th publication for this game, improves eight fights, totaling a 20.93 second clock time improvement and 496 frames of real time improvement.

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


[Tier: Moons]NES Puzznic (USA) in 29:02.75 by rchokler.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Puzzle
Puzznic is one of the lesser known puzzle block games on the NES. Normally, each level takes a minute or so to complete. In this movie, each one is completed in just a few seconds. The author even manages to overflow the score display before completing the game.

Read the author's comments for more details on the "block-juggling" and other glitches used in this movie.


[Tier: Moons]NES Q*bert (USA) in 22:25.42 by unagi.
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- Genre: Puzzle
Q*bert was originally an arcade video game developed and published by Gottlieb in 1982. It uses "isometric" graphics to create a pseudo-3D effect. The goal of the game is to color all the squares the designated color by stepping on them, while avoiding any enemies that come your way.

Originally made in 2008, watch as unagi quickly blazes through this puzzle game, coloring all squares while getting some unexpected help from a certain little bugger.


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES R.B.I. Baseball (USA) in 04:29.23 by adelikat.
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R.B.I. Baseball is a baseball video game developed by Namco and published by Tengen. It was the first game to feature the names of real baseball players from the 1986 and 1987 seasons, adding a dimension of strategy if you knew the sport and the players' strengths and weaknesses.

This playaround by adelikat shows off ridiculous plays, bizarre glitches, and other wild antics.

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[Tier: Moons]NES River City Ransom (USA) "2 players" in 05:56.76 by Chamale.
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses easiest difficulty
- Genre: Fighting
In River City Ransom, Alex and Ryan face off against gangs of students and evil bosses to win their town back and rescue their girlfriends. Several bosses need to be found and beaten before you can enter River City High and beat up the final bad guys (including an obvious imitation of the Double Dragon heroes). The gameplay also has elements of an RPG, where you can level up your character with shop purchases, but none of that is done here.

A glitch that is abused often in this run, pressing Left and Right at the same time, causes the player character to do all sorts of crazy things and usually lose all of his power. This is done to reduce lag during running segments and abuse collision detection.

This run obsoletes the previous one by nearly a minute due to much more optimization of boss fights and some new tricks. Weapons are also used more, so expect to see some chains and trash cans!

For a River City Ransom movie that concentrates more on goofing around than aiming purely for speed, click here. For a run that only uses Ryan, click here.


[Tier: Moons]NES River City Ransom (USA) "playaround" in 12:55.38 by adelikat & JXQ.
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- 2 Players
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses easiest difficulty
- Genre: Fighting
Award - Funny TAS of 2007
River City Ransom is a goofy game that deserves a goofy TAS. This movie showcases cool tricks and some glitches that don't necessarily result in the fastest completion. We also have a movie which aims for speed.

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We looked at previous submissions and demonstrations of this game and tried to include the most entertaining parts of what was available, and add in a few ideas of our own along the way. Hopefully you'll get a kick out of it.

[Tier: Moons]NES River City Ransom (USA) "1 player" in 05:19.16 by Chamale.
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- One player in a multiplayer game
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses easiest difficulty
- Genre: Fighting
In River City Ransom, Alex and Ryan face off against gangs of students and evil bosses to win their town back and rescue their girlfriends. Several bosses need to be found and beaten before you can enter River City High and beat up the final bad guys (including an obvious imitation of the Double Dragon heroes). The gameplay also has elements of an RPG, where you can level up your character with shop purchases, but none of that is done here.

This is a run that only uses Ryan, who is normally Player 2. This has some very important differences compared to the two-player speedrun. One cutscene is significantly shorter when playing only as Ryan. There is less lag, though there are also fewer glitches and acrobatics. More boss fights, especially at the end, use the boss's superior strength against him, taking advantage of an exploit with kicking trash cans. For more details, see the run's submission comments.

For a River City Ransom movie that concentrates more on goofing around than aiming purely for speed, click here.


[Tier: Moons]NES Rockin' Kats (USA) "Channel X" in 01:03.43 by AnS.
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Uses a level password
- Genre: Platform
Whoever said cats can't fly needs to watch this movie. Rockin' Kats is a nice platformer with tricky gameplay similar to Bionic Commando and Ninja Five-O.
This little movie represents the hardest part of the game - Channel X, which normally appears as a secret bonus stage after the normal ending. This TAS however does not play through the entire game, but inputs a password in the beginning to access Channel X right away.

This 1-minute movie has all the ingredients needed for a good TAS: high-speed acrobatics involving a punchgun and unmotivated violence towards various types of canine.

If you liked this movie, be sure to also check out the movie that beats the actual game.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]NES Rockin' Kats (USA) in 16:33.71 by FatRatKnight, Tompa, pirate_sephiroth & MESHUGGAH.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
In Rockin' Kats, Willy the Kat's girl Jill is kidnapped no less than five times by the local crime boss, and, armed with little more than a 'punch-gun', he sets out to rescue her.

This run was the winning submission to TASVideos' Dream Team Contest 4, and improves the old run by just over five minutes.

There is also a run of this game that completes the hidden Channel X.


[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]NES Rockman 4 Minus Infinity (v0.01) in 35:40.26 by tianwodeai.
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- Unofficial game
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Rockman 4 Minus Infinity is the most extensive Mega Man 4 hack in existence, and probably one of the most extensive hacks of any game in existence.

It features heavily reworked weapons, brand new weapons, new items, all-new boss patterns, and brand new stages with new music and entirely new gimmicks. All kinds of obstacles, enemies, bosses and minibosses have been taken from other games from the series, including the Game Boy series and even the SNES and PSX games. It must all be seen to be believed.

This run improves the author's previous run by 3:12.51 through a new route, new glitches and better optimization.


[Tier: Moons]NES Rockman no Constancy (JPN) "hard" in 28:59.07 by woabclf.
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
This popular hack for Rockman 2 contains a wide variety of new bosses, weapons, levels, graphics, and music, going far beyond the capabilities of the original game.

Two versions of this hack exist - "normal" mode and "hard" mode, with the primary difference being no mercy invincibility on hard mode.

This run uses hard mode. The normal run is obsoleted despite being around 2 minutes faster due to playing on hard.


[Tier: Moons]NES Rod Land (Europe) in 07:49.39 by MESHUGGAH.
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- Uses death to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Rod Land is a game with as many incarnations, as differences between them. In their NES outing, Tam and Rit overcome a rare video game impediment - the inability to jump - as they go around stages, trapping enemies with their magic rods and smashing them to make power ups. Hm, I wonder where I've seen that before...

In this run, MESHUGGAH uses precision and lots of luck manipulation to beat the game in under 8 minutes.


[Tier: Moons]NES Rygar (USA PRG1) "0%" in 06:08.74 by Cardboard.
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- Low% completion
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
Rygar is an action game involving a hero with a shield as a weapon. Normally, the hero must obtain items, such as a grappling hook, to be able to explore the world of Garloz, and he must also defeat five bosses to gain access to the final area. However, these requirements can be circumvented with glitches. Indeed, this run kills no bosses except the final boss and does very little leveling.

In contrast to the any% run and the warpless run, which use the European version of Rygar, this movie uses the American version. The two ROM versions have some different glitches. For more details about the ROM choice, as well as some background explaining what in the world is going on here, see the movie comments as well as our Rygar tricks page.


[Tier: Moons]NES Rygar (Europe) "warps" in 05:23.14 by Lord Tom.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
This movie completes the PAL version of Rygar with only one item, the grappling hook. It also uses a warp glitch to skip forward in the game as well as many smaller tricks.

It is an improvement of 65.58 seconds to the previous movie by Walker Boh – this time played by Lord Tom.

Although the route in this movie is almost exactly the same, time was saved mostly by accumulating the tone points (for Rygar's strength) a lot faster. There were other improvements as well. We recommend reading the author's comments for more details.


Note: If you are watching the FCM, don't forget to enable PAL emulation in FCEU! It's under the Config menu.

[Tier: Moons]NES Rygar (Europe) "warpless" in 15:43.32 by Lord Tom.
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
This movie is different from the other Rygar movie in that it plays all levels and doesn't use any glitch to warp from a boss battle to another.

Aside from that limitation, this movie makes full use of all the bugs and glitches in the game which can be used to speed up the run. If you are wondering what really is going on in this movie, see the Rygar Tricks page for some info about the tricks used.

This is a 4 minutes and 43.38 seconds improvement to the previous movie.

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[Tier: Moons]NES Shadow of the Ninja (JPN) in 09:48.32 by klmz.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
In the year 2029, evil Emperor Garuda somehow establishes a dictatorial government in the United States. After many lives are lost, two ninjas attempt to overthrow him.

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

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

Note: the previous movie was erroneously played on the European PAL version in NTSC mode, making the game run too fast. Its actual completion time was 11:15, making this movie 1 minute and 26 seconds faster.


[Tier: Moons]NES Shatterhand (USA) in 17:43.23 by Cardboard.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Shatterhand is a bit like Batman. However, Shatterhand is longer, has no walljumps, and is a lot laggier. On the other hand, in this game, the main character can buy a powerup to give him a cool brown vest, doubling his punching power, and this vest lasts until the player takes damage three times (it even lasts between stages).

This movie by Cardboard is about 24 seconds faster than the previous version by JXQ, largely due to decreased lag.


[Tier: Moons]NES Snake Rattle 'n' Roll (USA) "1 player" in 07:07.21 by Aglar.
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- Forgoes warps
- Genre: Platform
Snake Rattle 'n Roll is a 3D game mostly about collecting objects along the line of "nibble bibbles". The biggest part of the game is the tricky maneuvers required to complete the big mountain levels that are difficult to perform in real time.

This is a single player speedrun of this game, the two-player speedrun can be viewed here.


[Tier: Moons]NES Snake Rattle 'n' Roll (USA) "2 players" in 07:27.87 by nitsuja.
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- Forgoes warps
- Genre: Platform
Snake Rattle 'n Roll is a 3D game mostly about collecting the "nibble bibbles" or something like that. The biggest part of the game is the tricky maneuvers required to complete the big mountain levels.

This movie is a 1.5 minute improvement to the previous author's movie, due to better maneuvers, luck manipulation and other tricks such as controlling two snakes at the same time. No warps are used.

There is also a more recent one-player run available.


[Tier: Moons]NES Snow Bros. (USA) "2 players" in 13:56.85 by Randil.
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- Forgoes warps
- Genre: Platform
This game is a little similar to Bubble Bobble. Two players defeat hordes of enemies in fifty stages, only progressing when all enemies are gone. Enemies can either be turned into snowballs or can be killed by rolling a snowball on them. Unlike Bubble Bobble, though, there are boss fights every ten stages.

This is a 2 minute 48 second improvement over the previous movie. Like the previous movie it uses 2 players and does not take warps.

This movie is slower than the one-player version primarily because the slot machine bonus game after bosses takes longer with two players.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Has commentary]NES Solar Jetman: Hunt for the Golden Warpship (USA) in 16:16.64 by FatRatKnight.
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- Uses warps
- Genre: Shooter
Solar Jetman is a space adventure game where the main excitement comes from the physics of the game. In the game, you explore planets with a small module you fly around, towing fuel tanks and other artifacts back to the mother ship, often from planets with a ridiculous level of gravity and narrow hazardous caverns. Anyone who has played this game surely knows how difficult it can be, while being entertaining for hours after hours.

No passwords were used in this movie, although a few warps were used to skip stages.

This movie features many changes compared to the previous author's movie, leading to an improvement of about 7 minutes. There's a new warp in the very beginning. A different module is purchased, which lets the player tow wormholes closer to the fuel items you have to collect and allows for some new physics abuse. Some different items are used, such as anti-gravity items. For more details, see the submission comments.


There is some commentary by the author in the emulator movie file and in the primary (HQ) encode.

[Tier: Moons]NES Solstice: The Quest for the Staff of Demnos (USA) in 05:38.43 by AndiHoffi & Randil.
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- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Puzzle
Solstice: The Quest for the Staff of Demnos (1990) follows a wizard called Shadax on his quest to retrieve the eponymous staff in order to save a princess from being unjustly incarcerated. The game is essentially a huge isometric labyrinth filled with devious traps and oddball creatures to ensure especially frustrating peril in the absence of any kind of map to help the player. (Well, at least it was like that before the Internet era, but make no mistake: the game isn't by any means easy nowadays, either.) One of the most memorable aspects of the game is its jazzy musical theme filled with deep bass notes uncommon for the NES.

This movie is 1.18 seconds faster than its predecessor, thanks to better optimization and some new strategies.

We also have a 100% Solstice run.


[Tier: Moons]NES Solstice: The Quest for the Staff of Demnos (USA) "100%" in 11:03.24 by AndiHoffi.
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- 100% completion
- Genre: Adventure
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Solstice: The Quest for the Staff of Demnos (1990) follows a wizard called Shadax on his quest to retrieve the eponymous staff in order to save a princess from being unjustly incarcerated. The game is essentially a huge isometric labyrinth filled with devious traps and oddball creatures to ensure especially frustrating peril in the absence of any kind of map to help the player. (Well, at least it was like that before the Internet era, but make no mistake: the game isn't by any means easy nowadays, either.) One of the most memorable aspects of the game is its jazzy musical theme filled with deep bass notes uncommon for the NES.

This is a 100% completion run of Solstice. Getting 100% means visiting every room and picking up all of the items. We also have an any% Solstice run.


[Tier: Moons]NES Spelunker (JPN) in 04:28.57 by yuigenron.
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- Uses death to save time
- Genre: Platform
Spelunker is a simple adventure game, but a difficult one. The player character dies very easily, and the creator of this TAS utilizes that death many times to save time.

This movie is a 18.11-second improvement to the author's previous movie due to route changes and new tricks.


[Tier: Moons]NES Spider-Man: Return of the Sinister Six (USA) in 05:27.41 by mmbossman.
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- Takes damage to save time
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The Sinister Six have rejoined in hopes of ruling the world (as usual), but Spider-Man has a lot of errands to do, so he decides to beat all of them in record time.

The mechanics of this game make it difficult to make a fast TAS. If Spider-Man stays in the air too long after a jump, he'll drop straight down, and his web-slinging is easily stopped by enemy projectiles. Despite these obstacles, mmbossman manages to improve the previous movie by over 35 seconds thanks to improved speed management and more efficient boss fights.


[Tier: Moons]NES Star Wars (USA) in 07:53.35 by Aglar.
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- Genre: Platform
This Star Wars game is quite versatile. It features a sort of overworld, optional items and quests, a lot of platformer action, some first-person spaceship shooting and you even get to blow up the Death Star! You can't see all of that in this movie, but it's very entertaining nonetheless. The game's plot is based on the first Star Wars movie (Episode IV), and it even features some of the movie's awesome music.

This run improves the previous movie by almost two minutes thanks to optimized movement and a new shortcut.


[Tier: Moons]NES Streemerz: Super Strength Emergency Squad Zeta "Superb Joe mode" in 00:53.45 by MESHUGGAH.
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Derived from the Action 52 game of the same name, Streemerz is a NES port of a Flash game made for the "Action 52 Owns" competition by Arthur Lee. It is remade in Bionic Commando style, with grappling hook usage and all.

This run plays through "Superb Joe" mode, a time trial mode of sorts, and finishes with an in-game time of 0:45.49.

The author, MESHUGGAH, also improves his previous movie by 0.31 seconds thanks to better optimization and lag reduction.


[Tier: Moons]NES Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight (USA) in 17:39.98 by foda.
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Street Fighter 2010, completely unrelated to the fighting game series, is a unique game to say the least. The player must go through a series of levels, collecting enough powerups to warp from one to the next.

To progress as quickly as possible, proper planning of which enemies to target and what order to target them in is imperative. As this planning is evident here, this run by foda is all the more impressive. Even one who is not familiar with the game should find this run very beautiful and a lot of fun to watch.


[Tier: Moons]NES Strider (USA) in 03:42.18 by Kyman.
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Strider is a side-scrolling action adventure game released by Capcom for the Nintendo Entertainment System in North America in 1989.

This game normally takes around half an hour to complete, but the author manages to finish it in less than 4 minutes!

This is an improvement of 1:47.08 over the previous run. You can read the author's comments for more information.

Note: While the movie saves over 1.5 minutes from the previous, it still contains a number of vividly flashing scenes, so don't stare at it too closely.


[Tier: Stars]NES Super C (USA) "2 players" in 12:20.02 by Baxter & adelikat.
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- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter
This game, aka. Probotector II Return of the Evil Forces, is, implicitly, Contra 2. The guy who has an infinite supply of ammo and who destroys worlds bare-chested is back!

This movie is a 19-second improvement over the previous version by Genisto.

There is also a one-player run of this game.


[Tier: Moons]NES Super C (USA) "pacifist" in 13:21.4 by Heidman.
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- Pacifist version
- Uses death to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Shooter
Super C completed as fast as possible, with an additional goal: do not kill enemies directly unless absolutely necessary to complete the game. Our bare-chested hero shows the ultimate display of pacifism by sacrificing his own life multiple times near the end against stationary enemies.

This awe inspiring TAS by Heidman has the hero dancing through densely packed screens of enemies and weapon fire, narrowly avoiding certain death again and again. Watch riveted in your seat, as you wonder how will he escape each new situation he gets into.


[Tier: Moons]NES Super C (USA) "1 player" in 12:17.42 by 韩晖 (aka. 西坡 (xipo)).
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- One player in a multiplayer game
- Uses death to save time
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter
This game, a.k.a. Probotector II: Return of the Evil Forces, is, implicitly, Contra 2. The guy who has an infinite supply of ammo and destroys worlds bare-chested is back!

Unlike our other movie of Super C, this one uses only 1 player. The most noticeable improvement over previous versions is a new skip in the last level.

This movie is 7.78 seconds faster than the previous one due to improved tricks and optimization.


[Tier: Moons]NES Super Contra 7 in 04:33.12 by Marx.
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- 2 Players
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter
Super Contra 7 is a pirate game based off the Contra series, developed by E.S.C. Co (alias of Waixing) in 1996 for the Famicom. It is likely a hack of either Contra or Super C, given that the engine appears to be a modified version of the Contra engine.

The game features a pretty psychedelic soundtrack and several glitches that aren't present in other Contras, and Marx makes sure to use them well. This time he uses 2 players and improves the previous movie by 6.75 seconds.


[Tier: Moons]NES Super Dodge Ball (USA) in 05:47.73 by Dasrik.
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Sport
This game takes dodge ball to the extreme!

In this movie the author constantly tortures helpless CPU players with "power shots", sending them to fly around the world (actually, just the screen) and letting them just barely get back on their feet.


[Tier: Stars]NES Super Mario Bros. (JPN/USA) "warpless, walkathon" in 25:19.23 by Mars608 & HappyLee.
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- Demonstration
- Forgoes warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Bowser has kidnapped the princess (again) and Mario must save the day. But this time through, he takes a stroll. Nothing bothers Mario as he walks through all the stages, sometimes backwards, on his way to save the princess.

This movie demonstrates that it's possible to complete every single stage without pressing the B button. Having been bothered by the lack of running and shooting in this game, the ending outright asks the player to press B.

This movie also improves the previous one by 9.31 seconds through new strategies and better optimization.

The authors have provided a comparison encode, which is available for download at Archive.org, and as a YouTube stream.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Console-verified]NES Super Mario Bros. (JPN/USA PRG0) "warps" in 04:57.31 by HappyLee.
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- Uses warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Here at TASVideos we make perfect movies... and then we beat them again — this time by 1 frame, which, considering the fiercely competitive history of this run, is actually significant.

And if watching this TAS on an emulator isn't satisfying enough, why not see it played back on a real console!


[Tier: Moons]NES Super Mario Bros. (JPN/USA) "warpless" in 18:38.22 by HappyLee.
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- Forgoes warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
This movie is a full warpless run-through.

It is a 3.48 second improvement over the previous movie by the same author, HappyLee. Most of the improvement comes from new instances of glitches that make Mario decide to ignore the castle and instead rub sensually against the flag pole's support.

For more information, it is encouraged that you read the author's comments.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]NES Super Mario Bros., SMB 2, The Lost Levels & SMB 3 (USA) in 08:49.78 by agwawaf.
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- Demonstration
- Multiple games in one movie
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Final boss skip glitch
- Executes arbitrary code
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Genre: Platform
While decidedly not the same game, the Super Mario Bros. games on the NES are similar enough in game mechanics and controls that all four of them can be played at once with the same input.

This second version of the quad-run utilizes the credits glitch found in the newest Super Mario Bros. 3 run. As such, the focus is now on finishing Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels as fast as possible, allowing Super Mario Bros. 3 to entertain while waiting for the other three games to progress. The run also features an ending that may surprise you.

If you like this movie, you may want to check out some other movies in which multiple games are played simultaneously with one controller.


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Super Mario Bros. 2 (USA PRG0) "warps" in 07:41.16 by Aglar & Andrewg.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Super Mario Bros 2 is one of our most competed games. This movie is Aglar and Andrewg's improvement of 10.73 seconds over adelikat and Cardboard's attempt to perfect this route.

This time, the authors found new glitches to get to the end faster.

If you are wondering how some of the tricks in this video work, see the Super Mario Bros. 2 tricks page.

If you want to see the differences between this run and the obsoleted one, you can download a comparison video. You can also see this movie played back on an actual NES.


[Tier: Stars][Console-verified]NES Super Mario Bros. 2 (USA PRG0) "warpless" in 18:29.26 by Aglar & Andrewg.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
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Warpless Super Mario Bros. 2 has been improved by 1:08.73 over the previous submission thanks to some astonishing new glitches.

For more information about some of the tricks used in this movie, check the Super Mario Bros. 2 tricks page.

You can also watch this movie played on an actual NES.


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Super Mario Bros. 2 (USA) "princess only" in 08:29.57 by adelikat.
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- Uses a suboptimal character
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
This is an improvement of 13.66 seconds over laughing_gas's princess-only run of Super Mario Bros. 2 (aka. Super Mario USA).

The concept for this run originated long ago because Princess was the only character not used in the normal run aiming for fastest overall time. Since then, improvements have removed Mario from that run as well. (In fact, Princess is the only character not used in the fastest warpless run either.)

This run played on a real NES


[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers][Console-verified]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG0) "warps" in 10:25.6 by Lord Tom, Mitjitsu, Tompa.
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- Uses warps
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Genre: Platform
Ever since Morimoto published his legendary movie in mid-2003, the players at TASVideos have repeatedly made it faster and faster! Of course, there doesn't ever seem to be a stop for when it is fastest.

This movie is 0.82 seconds faster than the previous movie. Most of the improvement comes from a trick that makes Bowser bounce much lower when defeated. For more details, see the run's comments.

Check out the video of this being played on an actual console.


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified][Has commentary]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG0) "game end glitch" in 02:54.98 by Lord Tom & Tompa.
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- Major skip glitch
- Final boss skip glitch
- Executes arbitrary code
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Genre: Platform
Super Mario Bros 3 is a very famous game for the NES. There are normally two main ways to beat it: the quick way using warp whistles to skip worlds, and the longer way which goes through all the worlds. However, thanks to some esoteric memory corruption involving glitched pipe travel, it's possible to jump right into the princess's room in under three minutes! Bowser is never seen in this run at all.

This run gets to World 7-1 as quickly as possible to perform the glitch, and some unusual moves are done with enemy spawns and positions to get the glitch to work. See the authors' comments for some more details. There are also author subtitles provided with the emulator movie file and primary encode to explain some of the key differences in this run.

Watch this run on a real NES. And here is how human beings perform the same glitch in real time.


[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG0) "warpless" in 47:04.7 by adelikat, andymac, Lord Tom, Tompa.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes warps
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Genre: Platform
Super Mario Bros 3 completed fast ― without using the magic whistles.

Although this movie doesn't use the magic whistles, it does skip stages, and actually skips them quite a lot, with the aid of various items such as the hammers.

This is an improvement of about 24.2 seconds over the previous movie.


The YouTube stream for that movie has authors' commentary as subtitles.

[Tier: Moons]NES Super Turrican (Europe) in 08:38.7 by Luke.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes warps
- Genre: Platform
A fast completion on Super Turrican ― a game that is said to be extremely difficult, and entirely produced by one man.

This movie improves the previous author's movie by 103 seconds ― a huge difference in this kind of fast-paced game. The boss fights especially were improved.

Note that this movie was played on the European version of the game, but it used NTSC timings. You may need to disable the PAL mode in the emulator manually if you watch the FCM.

Contrary to most games, this game recognizes whether it is run on a PAL or NTSC console, and runs at the same speed on both systems. Therefore, the length of this movie is proper regardless of the NTSC/PAL mixup that the author didn't bother to fix.


[Tier: Moons]NES Sweet Home (JPN) in 40:05.09 by K.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Sweet Home is a survival horror RPG developed by Capcom for the Famicom. It is based on the Japanese horror film of the same name. The game is sometimes perceived as the original survival horror game, and was a prototype of the Resident Evil series.

[Tier: Moons]NES Takeshi no Chousenjou (JPN) "warp glitch" in 03:52.0 by was0x.
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- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
Created by a Japanese comedian who hated video games, this game was meant to be near impossible to complete. Rumor has it that at one point the player must leave the controller untouched for 1 hour and fight a "final boss" with over a million hit-points. Although this isn't true, the game makes no sense, which is why it is so hard to beat.

The author, was0x, instead completes the game in a mere 4 minutes by simply walking off the edge of existence and magically ending at the final treasure room.

He also beats his previous run by 1.19 seconds by making the old man appear sooner and by keeping his speed in the corrupted map by avoiding an NPC.

If you want to see more of the game, we also have a run that forgoes the warp glitch.


[Tier: Moons]NES Takeshi no Chousenjou (JPN) in 15:42.5 by was0x.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
Created by a Japanese comedian who hated video games, this game was meant to be near impossible to complete. Rumor has it that at one point the player must leave the controller untouched for 1 hour and fight a "final boss" with over 1 million hit-points. Although this rumor isn't true, the game makes no sense, which is why it is so hard to beat.

In this run, was0x completes the game without using the "scrolling glitch", the only major timesaver in the game. We also have a run demonstrating that glitch.


[Tier: Moons]NES Tecmo Super Bowl (USA) in 11:05.02 by adelikat.
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- Playaround
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Sport
This movie doesn't aim to run up the score. Instead, it plays an entertaining game of American football by keeping the score close for drama and by utilizing a variety of wild plays with interceptions, fumbles, impossibly long passes, etc. Thus, the movie manipulates luck often.

In addition, the author exploits a number of bizarre bugs, such as CPU players tackling their own teammate, and a very unorthodox final play.

True tecmobowlers will enjoy the team choice and final score.


[Tier: Moons]NES Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (USA) in 16:26.89 by adelikat.
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
In this game you get to control all four turtles and draw use of their different abilities ― or, at least that was the intent, but Donatello has both better reach and damage than the others, so he is used more or less constantly. The game features a well-written in-game dialogue, such as “Here.” and “Oh!”

This is the fourth movie by adelikat which improves on the previous versions. Much improvement comes from better lag reduction and discovery of a new trick involving conveyor belts.


[Tier: Moons]NES Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game (USA) "1 player" in 27:03.42 by Baxter.
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- One player in a multiplayer game
- Genre: Fighting
TMNT2 is a classic beat-em-up game with 4 classic main characters: Raphael, Leonardo, Michelangelo and Donatello. The latter is the only turtle used in this movie.

This movie is Baxter's new and improved version, which is an astounding 4 minutes faster than his previous version. Donatello has learned the secret ninja art of teleportation and... no, actually, a glitch that enables the player to move around extremely fast is used to hit all the enemies as soon as they come on screen. But most of the improvement comes from outstanding luck manipulation.


[Tier: Moons]NES Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game (USA) "2 players" in 30:20.92 by x2poet.
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- 2 Players
- Genre: Fighting
TMNT2 is a classic beat-em-up game, featuring 4 reptiles. This may be that rare case when the Turtles can really prove they are ninjas. Because being a ninja is not about walking and fighting...

After Splinter taught his students how to teleport short distances, it was all over for the Foot Clan. Michael Jackson also taught them how to moonwalk, because this was the 80's and Michael Jackson was cool then. It never spoiled things that with 2 players the game spawns around 8/5 more enemies than with one player. The increased HP didn't help the bosses to stand that sudden turtle attack either.

Note: This movie must be played with FCEU 0.98.26, or else it will desync on the first stage.


[Tier: Moons]NES Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project (USA) in 30:30.87 by 韩晖 (aka. 西坡 (xipo)).
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Fighting
TMNT3 is the last installment of the TMNT series on the NES. Unlike in the second game, the turtles have different special attacks with different power and speed. The special attack also consumes one life point, unless there is only one life point remaining.

Raphael is by far the fastest turtle, but he also has the weakest special attack. Michaelangelo has the strongest special attack, though he is slow. Leonardo is also used occasionally in this run, since his special attack can hit some bosses twice. Unfortunately for Donatello fans, Don is not used in the run.

This movie improves the previous one by over 3 minutes, due to the use of two turtles and careful management of score and health.


[Tier: Moons]NES Tengen Tetris (USA) "30 lines" in 00:29.09 by mcwave.
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- Uses a level password
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Puzzle
Tengen Tetris is a version of Tetris made by Atari, which pretty much follows the basic formula of stacking tetrominoes and completing lines. Even the theme music has a similar feel to the more familiar NES Tetris game by Nintendo.

This movie plays through just the final level, level 17, and clocks in at just over one line per second. Notably, luck manipulation does not work the same way in this game as in other versions of Tetris, leading to quite different strategies.


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Tetris (USA) "fastest 999999" in 03:11.78 by Acmlm.
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- Aims for maximum score
- Best ending
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Puzzle
This movie aims for the fastest possible time to get a score of 999999 in this game. A surprising 17.53 seconds have been shaved off the previous movie through the discovery of a new glitch.

It warps directly to the 18th level and fills half of the field quickly to be able to operate short distances in the top part of the field. From there on, it only gets tetrises (4-line clearings) until the score is maxed out.

A glitch involving pressing several directional buttons at once is used to manipulate luck for the next pieces. Flickering of the next piece block and piece in play results. Of course, the fun doesn't stop there, the L blocks also have their say in getting tetrises.

For the record, this is the fastest speed the NES game is capable of. For more extreme Tetris fun, please see movies from Arika Online.
There's some really awesome stuff there. (Click to download - 14 MB)

This run played on a real NES


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Tetris (USA) "Mode B" in 00:38.85 by Baxter.
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- Genre: Puzzle
This movie completes the B-mode of Tetris at level 19-5. Its goal is to clear all blocks from the screen upon the final line cleared (known as a "Bravo" in some games). And of course it aims to do this as fast as possible.

Note: The author manipulates luck by pressing up+left+right to slow down the block's falling speed.

This run played on a real NES


[Tier: Stars][Console-verified]NES Tetris (USA) "playaround" in 02:17.36 by Baxter.
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- Demonstration
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Puzzle
To the average player, Tetris is a fast-paced action/puzzle blend where reflexes become a huge factor as pieces pile up and speed increases dramatically. For one with perfect reflexes, however, it's no longer a challenge of 'where does the next piece go to make lines / avoid piling up?' so much as 'where can I put the next piece to make things look the most interesting?'.

This run exemplifies that philosophy, exploiting the ability to manipulate the next piece that appears to the fullest in the service of creating a pattern which would be nigh impossible to duplicate in real world conditions.

If you thought that TASing was only about speed, look no further than this example to prove otherwise.

This run played on a real NES


[Tier: Moons]NES The Battle of Olympus (USA) in 10:40.78 by foda.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
The Battle of Olympus (オリュンポスの戦い) is set in ancient Greece. A mortal man named Orpheus receives help from the gods and nymphs in his quest to save his lover Helene from Hades. People often compare this game with Zelda 2 because of its similar gameplay.

This movie is 9:11 faster than Arc's version, mostly because of the utilization of a gameplay-altering glitch: pressing Left+Right simultaneously in order to make Orpheus move with almost unlimited velocity growth. The trick is documented at GameResources/NES/BattleOfOlympus.

The route used in this movie is decided by a few things the hero (Orpheus) must do:

  • Collect three fragments of love in order to activate the Tartarus entry.
  • Get a key to access the second fragment's location.
  • Get the Eyeball of Graeae to see invisible doors (to access the first fragment's location).
  • Get a sword in Peloponnesus. It is needed to kill the three-headed guardian with respawning heads (Cerberus) in Tartarus.
  • Collect 60 olives in order to buy the ocarina, which will be needed to cross the sea to get to Crete and Tartarus.
  • Get a harp in order to call Pegasus. It makes the route faster.

[Tier: Moons]NES The Blues Brothers (USA) in 03:39.77 by J.Y.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
The story of The Blues Brothers is that the Blues Brothers have to take unorthodox routes in order to sneak their way into a gig.

This game is really fast-paced. Do a TAS of it, and… see for yourself. :)

This new version is 47.82 seconds faster than the previous movie by the same author.


[Tier: Moons]NES The Goonies (JPN) in 02:31.38 by Phil.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Platform
The few players who have seen this game know that it's an evanescent one. An average speedrun might achieve a time such as 6 minutes. A 5 minute record is an excellent time for speedruns of this game, but requires a lot of luck.
But here we have a movie that is 50% faster than even that!

This movie beats Phil's previous movie by 120 frames.


[Tier: Moons]NES The Goonies II (JPN) "100%" in 22:59.11 by McBobX.
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- 100% completion
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
The Goonies 2 is a sequel to The Goonies, despite the fact that there is no sequel movie. In it, you control Mikey, who must rescue all of his friends from the Fratellis.

While we already have a published movie of this game, in this one the author collects all items and secrets. Details about the route are in the author's comments.


[Tier: Moons]NES The Krion Conquest (USA) in 13:21.12 by Shinryuu.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
The Krion Conquest is a platform game remarkably similar to the early Mega Man games - so similar that it's pretty easy to consider it a rip-off.

This movie by Shinryuu is 3:10 faster than the previous TAS by Acmlm. Much of this improvement is gained by utilizing the various glitches in the game, which are also similar to the Mega Man series—using items to get into walls and move through them at fast speeds.


[Tier: Stars][Console-verified]NES The Legend of Zelda (USA PRG0) in 22:38.13 by Baxter & jprofit22.
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- Genre: Adventure
The Legend of Zelda (ゼルダの伝説) is an adventure game that needs no introduction to most NES players.

It is a large game that normally takes days to beat, but at TASVideos, we often reduce games to the minimum necessary in order to complete them.

This is the fifth The Legend of Zelda TAS at this site (not counting the alternate movies), and is ~85 seconds faster than the previous movie, largely due to better optimization and manipulation of item drops.

You can watch this run played back on a real NES console.


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES The Legend of Zelda (USA PRG0) "2nd quest" in 24:59.83 by Baxter & Morrison.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Second quest/Post game-completion
- Uses a level password
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
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.

This movie is 4 minutes and 13.6 seconds faster than the previous movie by Sleepz. The authors provide detailed explanations of the time savings in their submission text.

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[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES The Legend of Zelda (USA PRG0) "all items" in 32:16.98 by TASeditor.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
The Legend of Zelda (ゼルダの伝説) is an adventure game that needs no introduction to most NES players.

This time, Link is not just satisfied with collecting the Triforce and saving the princess; he feels like getting through Hyrule with a lot of shiny artifacts and weapons, even if he never uses them after getting them. In this run, the player collects the best version of every object and status upgrade, including all the heart containers, every inventory item, the best sword, and both bomb upgrades. Link even buys the Bait an extra time more than required, so that the bait remains in his inventory at the end of the game. For more details about what constitutes a 100% run, see the submission comments.

We also have other runs for The Legend of Zelda: an any% run through the first quest, a 'swordless' first-quest run, and an any% run through the second quest.

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[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES The Legend of Zelda (USA PRG0) "Swordless Challenge" in 25:13.92 by Baxter.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
Of all the challenging ways to play Legend of Zelda that people have attempted on a NES console, one of the most famous is the "swordless" challenge. In this challenge, the player must beat all of the game, up until the final boss Ganon, without using a sword. It is not possible to damage Ganon without a sword however, so many swordless runs reach Ganon's room to die there.

In order to actually complete the game, Baxter does pick up a sword and kills Ganon. However, the sword is only obtained shortly before attempting the final level, and even then, the sword is not used until absolutely necessary. In the meantime, sit back and watch a run which relies heavily on luck manipulation and effective bomb usage to beat the game very quickly. For more details, see the author's comments.

This is a 86-second improvement over the previous movie by jprofit22.

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[Tier: Moons]NES The Legend of Zelda: Outlands (USA PRG0) in 18:54.9 by Baxter.
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- Unofficial game
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
In this The Legend of Zelda hack, Link must save Hyrule (again), reclaiming the Triforce of Power from Thunderbird. Baxter does it masterfully, exploiting glitches from the original game to get the job done quickly. This movie completes both quests.


If you'd like to see a movie of the original unhacked The Legend of Zelda, we have that too, as well as a movie of the second quest and swordless challenge.

[Tier: Moons]NES The Rocketeer (USA) in 13:55.66 by TheHepper.
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The Rocketeer, based on a 1991 movie (itself based on a 1982 comic book series), tells the story of Cliff Secord, who dons a prototype jetpack to fight back against Nazi spies bent on stealing it.

There's surprisingly little jetpack use about present in this run, but there might as well be for the speed at which it rockets through the game.


[Tier: Moons]NES The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants (USA) in 12:58.9 by Deign.
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- Genre: Platform
Bart Simpson has discovered that mutants have a machine to enter ingredients which will allow them to conquer the Earth. Bart goes in search of these ingredients to hide them or to take them, avoiding disaster. His adventure will take him across an amusement park, the shopping mall, and the museum, to name a few.

This is a very hard game. Its controls are very poor, and the collision detection is very glitchy, making you fall through platforms to your death.

This movie beats the previous movie by 2 minutes and 20.9 seconds. Much of it comes from using a "bunny hop" trick.


[Tier: Moons]NES The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (USA) in 11:12.16 by goofydylan8.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles is an action platformer named after the television show of the same name. In it, you will embark on an adventure across the globe showing the young life of the famous movie character. Along the way, you will fight some baddies and collect some treasure using motorcycles, aeroplanes, and of course, his iconic whip!

In this run, the author, goofydylan8, improves upon XTREMAL93's cancelled run by 34.88 seconds. This also improves XTREMAL93's improvement, which was worked on independently and submitted on the same day, by 15.68 seconds. See the author's notes for more details.


[Tier: Moons]NES Time Lord (USA) in 10:24.25 by link_7777.
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In the year 2999, an evil planet has sent armies to four different time periods, with the objective of changing history in order to make mankind easier to expunge in the present. The "Time Lord" has to destroy all the armies by January 1st, 3000 or he'll self-destruct along with the time machine.

Against link_7777 they don't stand a chance, as he quickly runs through the levels destroying the armies and never taking damage.


[Tier: Moons]NES Tiny Toon Adventures (USA) in 11:01.88 by Kyman.
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- Genre: Platform
Tiny Toon Adventures (1993), based on a cartoon show of the same name, is a fairly easy game to play. However, it has a nasty bug lurking within it: if you press left and right simultaneously (you can do it if you break your controller's directional pivot), you can get some impressive momentum.

This is an improvement of 17 seconds over the previously published run.


[Tier: Moons]NES Titenic (Asia) in 03:54.28 by TASeditor.
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- Genre: Fighting
Titenic (sic) is a Famicom beat 'em up based on the 1997 film Titanic. The game originally surfaced on a ABAB 3-in-1 multicart and was later found on a 15-in-1, separated into two games.

Watch as Jack and Rose jump through the Titanic, beating up everyone in order to ensure the ship sinks in a brisk 4 minutes.


[Tier: Moons]NES Toki (USA) in 10:31.53 by XTREMAL93.
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An evil wizard has changed you into an ape and stolen your girlfriend! Can you get her back?

Toki was originally an arcade game and was popular enough that it was ported to many systems, including the Nintendo Entertainment System and the Sega Genesis. Here XTREMAL93 uses tool-assisted precision to soundly defeat the witch doctor and encounters many strange looking minions along the way.


[Tier: Moons]NES Total Recall (USA) in 04:46.11 by MESHUGGAH.
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This game is based on the movie of the same name, although some liberties are taken to give Arnold a chance to punch some hobos with boomerang tophats and go on an even more extended car chase than in the actual movie. There is also some terrible yet strangely hypnotic music.

This run by MESHUGGAH improves the previous one by 15.39 seconds through overloading the object table to prevent some enemies and objects from spawning, better health management and various optimizations. For more information, see the author's comments.


[Tier: Moons]NES Track & Field (USA) in 12:55.43 by Phil.
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- Aims for maximum score
- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- 2 Players
- Genre: Sport
This movie of Track and Field plays with two players: One of them aims for a maximum score, and the other aims to demonstrate clumsiness, quirks and other humor.

[Tier: Moons]NES Treasure Master (USA) in 19:15.8 by Samsara & micro500.
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Treasure Master is a side-scrolling action game that sends your character on a quest of treasure acquisition. Jump your way through a variety of world environments including the islands, microprocessor-level circuitry, and the moon, and accumulate all of the material wealth you can possibly amass. You have a number of enemies to beware of (such as sharks, caterpillars, and springs). But you also have an impressive array of tools to help you in your quest (moon buggy!).

Treasure Master offers the opportunity to collect not only virtual treasure in a video game, but also treasure in the real world. After practicing the game, players had the opportunity to compete for real prizes.

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[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]NES Ufouria (Europe) in 23:52.6 by Aglar.
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- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
Ufouria is a game that was strangely never released in the United States, even though it was released in Europe in addition to Japan (where it's known as Hebereke).

The game itself is a Metroid-style adventure: it takes place in a world that can be freely explored and several items need to be found and bosses defeated in order to gain access to some areas that initially seem inaccessible.

This run beats the previously published one by 1:39.84 due to newly explored tricks and better optimization.


[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]NES Ultima: Exodus (USA) in 21:22.8 by nanogyth.
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- Genre: RPG
Ultima: Exodus is a NES port of the third game in the Ultima RPG series. First released in 1983, the game set many standards for the genre.

At TASVideos, that also includes being beatable very quickly through glitching and luck manipulation.


The author has provided a running commentary, available in all of the encodes and streams as togglable subtitles, so you can tell what's going on.

[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]NES Vice: Project Doom (USA) in 12:35.61 by Sonikkustar.
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- Genre: Shooter
Vice: Project Doom stars Detective Quinn Hart of the VICE squad as he attempts to track down his missing partner and leads on a new type of drug. It is a fast-paced game that blends standard platforming with racing sequences and some rail shooter scenes.

This run is 26 seconds faster than the previous run from 2004, and features commentary from the author in the form of soft subtitles.


The Youtube encode features Author's comments through soft subtitles, they are also included in FM2.

[Tier: Moons]NES Wai Wai World (JPN) in 30:58.67 by fuzi2.
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- Genre: Platform
Wai Wai World is a strange Konami game that mixes together components like characters, enemies, levels, and theme songs from many of Konami's previous games, such as Castlevania, Goonies and Twin Bees.

This movie by Fuzi2 is about three and a half minutes faster than the previous movie due to some new tricks involving using two characters simultaneously.


Note: The vertically scrolling level has some anomaly in scrolling if watched with old versions of FCEU. Versions of FCEU from 0.98.13 onward should display this stage correctly.

[Tier: Moons]NES Werewolf: The Last Warrior (USA) in 08:59.58 by andrewg & AnS.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
This game is evil. It gives you power-downs constantly of which you're bound to pick one up sooner or later.

The traps and hazards in this game usually go off when they are in the middle of the screen. Because Werewolf has discovered how to walk backwards and not scroll the screen, it means that he doesn't have to deal with most of them. Also if he manages to somehow get stuck inside a wall and jumps, he will fall through it.

The game features a lot of lycanthropian acrobatics and good visuals for its time.

This is a joint collaboration between AndrewG and AnS, saving 2 minutes 25 seconds compared to the previous version. Together they quicken the boss fights, glitch up the game even more, do a little dance, and howl at the moon.


[Tier: Moons]NES Whomp ‛Em (USA) in 11:39.45 by adelikat.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Whomp ‛Em is a somewhat lesser known action-packed platforming game.

Although it may not seem like it, this game is somewhat similar to Mega Man in idea. There are multiple stages you can visit in any order and you gain new abilities from winning each level. Like Mega Man games, the new abilities include platform generating items which the author uses to create many shortcuts.


[Tier: Moons]NES Widget (USA) in 05:35.62 by CtrlAltDestroy.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
This game is a platformer about a purple alien shape-shifter named Widget. Along with being able to turn into a few different animals to run faster or get through small passageways, he has the power to zip through walls, shoot at ridiculous rates, and find doors where there were no doors before!

..all the while, keeping that creepy, stupid grin on his face.

This is an improvement of 13.21 seconds over the author's previous run.

An in-depth explanation of the routes and glitches used in this movie can be found in the submission text.


[Tier: Moons]NES Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord (USA) in 00:45.82 by TaoTao.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
One of a few dungeon crawlers on this site. The player's team of a couple characters travels through a dungeon at breakneck speed, obtaining the minimum necessary to destroy the evil wizard, then leaving.

A great amount of luck-manipulation was required; so much that TaoTao used a bot to do parts of this run. That's why the rerecord count says 200000. The number of manual rerecords is around 1000.


[Tier: Moons]NES Wizards & Warriors (USA) "all levels" in 12:14.93 by Cardboard.
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- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
Wizards & Warriors is a famous platform game with quirky physics where a mere bird can make a heavy iron-clad knight bounce several feet into the air.

This is a full completion of the game. We also have a run that beats the game as fast as possible using the "reuse levels" glitch.

This TAS is around 92 seconds faster than the previous version by Walker Boh due to better luck manipulation and new minor glitches.


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Wizards & Warriors II: Ironsword (USA) in 08:28.73 by Scubed.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
The valiant knight Kuros, who has now grown eyeballs on the outside of his helmet, must again fight off the evil wizard Malkil. This task is accomplished mainly by finding an artifact in every level, giving it to a corresponding oversized animal to get into the level boss' lair, and promptly beating him up.

This run played on a real NES


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Wizards & Warriors III: Kuros: Visions of Power (USA) in 17:27.95 by Ferret Warlord & Dacicus.
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- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
The third game in the Wizards & Warriors series. Having been tricked out of his victory in the previous game, Kuros once again returns to do battle on evil and pretend he will marry every princess he meets.

There is some major sequence-breaking going on in this movie. Only 6 out of the 9 supposedly mandatory quests are cleared, meaning the author has to find original ways of passing obstacles he's not supposed to pass.

The ending of this game is epilepsy-inducing.

This particular movie is an updated version of the second TAS, with Malkil beaten with some magic not even the game programmers knew about.

The first 17 minutes are identical to the previous version, and were played by Ferret Warlord. The Malkil battle was played by Dacicus.

You can also see this run played on a real NES here.


[Tier: Moons]NES Wolverine (USA) in 08:10.94 by goofydylan8.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Wolverine is an action-platformer starring the hero of the same name from the X-Men. In it, Wolverine finds himself stranded on an island full of obstacles, enemies, and hamburger power-ups. He must navigate through it all with his iconic claws to defeat his evil adversaries Magneto and, finally, Sabretooth.

In this run, the author, goofydylan8, goes "berzerk" through the game using careful health management, movement, and attacking. Please see the author's notes for more details.

Please also check out the run for Spider-Man/X-Men: Arcade's Revenge, which is a SNES game, also made by LJN, where Wolverine's gameplay was ported to the applicable levels.


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Wrath of the Black Manta (USA) in 09:52.51 by MESHUGGAH.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
In this game you are supposed to hunt down an evil crime syndicate (so what else is new?) by freeing kids from blocks of ice, and capturing the red guys to get clues. Unfortunately the ninja didn't have time for that, he just walks past all baddies and kills the bosses.

The syndicate turns out to be selling drugs, but the Black Manta sets them straight: Drugs kill you think you're cool but you're not. Yeah!

This version is 23.71 seconds faster than the previous version by adelikat. We recommend reading the author's comments for this movie.

This game has a crazy main music theme.

It has also been verified to play back on a real NES console.


[Tier: Moons]NES Yo! Noid (USA) in 19:29.27 by foda.
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- Pacifist version
- Uses warps
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Platform
Yo! Noid is a game centered around a short man in a rabbit suit making his way through New York City to defeat an identical man in a different color rabbit suit for a pizza reward. The game was conceived as part of a 1980s advertising campaign for Domino's Pizza. As anyone who has played the game knows, the game is quite difficult, since the controls are sluggish, one hit kills you, and the pizza bonus games at the end can be difficult to win if you don't pick up enough useful powerups.

With some movement glitches, warps, and luck manipulation, FODA beats this game very quickly. Not only that, to make the run even harder and more impressive, he doesn't kill any enemies.


[Tier: Moons]NES Zanac (USA) in 03:16.11 by adelikat.
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- Uses death to save time
- Uses warps
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Single level
- Uses a level password
- Genre: Shooter
Zanac is one of those space shooter games in which you are trying to save the earth.

Due to the highly repetitive nature of this game, the hidden 9th input button (the console's Reset button) is used to enable stage select to warp to the final (12th) level. This results in an unusually long gray screen at the start of the movie. Starting on the final level with 3 lives and only the initial pea-shooter for a weapon normally makes the game near impossible to win.

This is the author's 4th iteration of this movie. It improves on the previous publication by almost 10 seconds by utilizing a hidden fairy and by better boss optimization.


[Tier: Moons]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) "warp glitch" in 05:35.93 by TASeditor.
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- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Platform
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link is quite different from most of the early games in the Legend of Zelda series. It combines an overworld view with side-scrolling platform stages. In addition, the character can gain experience and levels, visit towns, and earn spells and items which are needed to proceed.

However, the game also has a large glitch which produces massive speed when both Left and Right are pressed at the same time. Most of this run features Link racing across Hyrule so fast that the screen can't keep up, inexplicably warping between places that shouldn't be connected. Only a few items and one spell are collected, and the only enemy ever fought is the final boss. Luckily, he takes the same amount of damage no matter what level attack you have.

In this run, TASeditor improves on his previous run by half a second due to a few small optimizations, mainly better luck manipulation. See the author's comments for more details.

We also have a run that completes the six palaces without using the Left + Right glitch.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Console-verified]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) in 45:42.13 by inzult, Rising Tempest.
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- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
Here is a non-glitched run of the black sheep in the Zelda series. Zelda has been put to sleep by an evil spell, and you must waken her by completing six palaces and then obtaining the Triforce again. Unlike most Zelda games, the action parts are done in a side-scrolling view instead of an overhead view, and there are fewer items to use.

One surprising feature of the TAS route is that magic levels are prioritized over attack levels at the beginning of the game; see the previous submission's comments for more explanation of that choice. This time, the run is improved by nearly two minutes due to different leveling, better optimization, and by skipping the Jump spell. For more details, see the submission comments.

This movie avoids pressing Left and Right at the same time which causes an acceleration bug that can massively glitch the game.

Watch this movie played on a real NES console.


[Tier: Moons]NES Zen: Intergalactic Ninja (USA) in 11:34.21 by feos.
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- Genre: Action
The Earth is endangered by global pollution! Zen, the environmentalist ninja of ECO-POWER, must save the Earth from the big defiler, Lord Contaminous.

As one of the latest NES games from Konami, Zen featured graphics and music that pushed the limits of the 8-bit console.

This movie by feos improves the previous run by 11.28 seconds.

Please read the welcome page if you haven't already done so. It explains the rules and methods that apply to all of these movies, particularly the use of savestates and frame advance. Also refer to our Glossary to understand terms we use, such as TAS or other unfamiliar terms.

Added [Tier: Stars]NES Super Mario Bros. (JPN/USA) "warpless, walkathon" by Mars608 & HappyLee in 25:19.23 (2014-08-25)
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- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Super Mario Bros. (JPN/USA) "walkathon" by HappyLee in 06:47.2 (2009-08-07)
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Added [Tier: Moons]NES Q*bert (USA) by unagi in 22:25.42 (2014-08-23)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Mario Bros. (Europe) by Spikestuff in 09:09.64 (2014-08-22)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Bionic Commando (USA) "all items" by McBobX in 19:27.16 (2014-08-13)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Titenic (Asia) by TASeditor in 03:54.28 (2014-08-07)
Added [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]NES Deadly Towers (JPN) by ars4326 in 08:09.53 (2014-08-01)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Deadly Towers (USA) by Luke in 15:20.27 (2006-03-17)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Deadly Towers (USA) by BobWhoops in 18:45.7 (2004-07-12)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) "warp glitch" by TASeditor in 05:35.93 (2014-07-28)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Console-verified]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) "warp glitch" by TASeditor in 05:36.43 (2014-03-23)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Has commentary]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) by Inzult in 05:43.47 (2008-03-24)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) by Inzult in 06:13.08 (2007-03-25)
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Added [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]NES Super Mario Bros., SMB 2, The Lost Levels & SMB 3 (USA) by agwawaf in 08:49.78 (2014-07-11)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Super Mario Bros., SMB 2, The Lost Levels & SMB 3 (USA) by agwawaf in 10:39.75 (2011-04-13)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Treasure Master (USA) by Samsara & micro500 in 19:15.8 (2014-07-10)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Hard Relay Mario (JPN/USA) by HappyLee in 08:14.95 (2014-07-01)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Air 2 (JPN/USA) by mushroom in 08:03.37 (2008-02-19)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Air (JPN/USA) by Genisto in 09:12.42 (2005-11-12)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Armadillo (JPN) by TASeditor in 18:16.93 (2014-06-22)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Double Dragon II: The Revenge (USA) "2 players" by xipo in 08:21.61 (2014-06-01)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Has commentary]NES Double Dragon II: The Revenge (USA) "2 players" by adelikat in 08:40.13 (2009-04-19)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Double Dragon II: The Revenge (USA) by adelikat in 08:54.05 (2008-08-17)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Double Dragon II: The Revenge (USA) by adelikat in 09:21.65 (2007-01-25)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Double Dragon II: The Revenge (USA) "1 player" by Qbob in 10:21.9 (2004-12-18)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Double Dragon II: The Revenge (USA) by Phil in 09:52.98 (2005-05-25)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Double Dragon II: The Revenge (USA) by Phil in 13:26.95 (2004-04-09)
Added [Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Mega Man (JPN) "game end glitch" by pirohiko & FinalFighter in 00:32.11 (2014-05-21)
Added [Tier: Moons][Console-verified][Has commentary]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG0) "game end glitch" by Lord Tom & Tompa in 02:54.98 (2014-04-29)
Added [Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]NES Rockman 4 Minus Infinity (v0.01) by tianwodeai in 35:40.26 (2014-04-19)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Rockman 4 Minus Infinity (v0.01) by tianwodeai in 38:52.78 (2013-03-26)
Added [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Console-verified]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) by inzult, Rising Tempest in 45:42.13 (2014-04-19)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) "no zipping or unintended exits" by Rising Tempest & Inzult in 47:57.05 (2008-05-19)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) "no zipping, no unintended exits" by Rising Tempest & Inzult in 48:14.98 (2007-01-26)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) "no zipping, no unintended exits" by Inzult in 49:00.25 (2006-09-21)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) "no zipping, no unintended exits" by Rising Tempest in 49:41.67 (2006-05-28)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]FDS Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (FDS) "no zipping, no unintended exits" by Arc in 53:58.62 (2004-09-03)
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Added [Tier: Moons]NES Tengen Tetris (USA) "30 lines" by mcwave in 00:29.09 (2014-04-16)
Added [Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Wrath of the Black Manta (USA) by MESHUGGAH in 09:52.51 (2014-04-12)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Wrath of the Black Manta (USA) by adelikat in 10:17.22 (2006-04-30)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Wrath of the Black Manta (USA) by Walker Boh in 10:36.6 (2004-08-31)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Wrath of the Black Manta (USA) by Walker Boh in 11:01.82 (2004-08-29)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES River City Ransom (USA) "1 player" by Chamale in 05:19.16 (2014-03-20)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Ninja Jajamaru: Ginga Daisakusen (JPN) by MESHUGGAH in 15:16.06 (2014-03-07)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES River City Ransom (USA) "2 players" by Chamale in 05:56.76 (2014-02-25)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES River City Ransom (USA) "2 players" by Chamale in 06:53.42 (2007-08-18)
Added [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Has commentary]NES Solar Jetman: Hunt for the Golden Warpship (USA) by FatRatKnight in 16:16.64 (2014-02-12)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Solar Jetman: Hunt for the Golden Warpship (USA) by Blublu in 23:04.42 (2006-03-08)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Solar Jetman: Hunt for the Golden Warpship (USA) by Slotermeyer in 24:09.23 (2005-08-01)
Added [Tier: Stars]NES Bionic Commando (USA) by nEilfox in 13:21.9 (2014-01-26)
- obsoletes [Tier: Stars]NES Bionic Commando (USA) by nEilfox in 13:25.22 (2013-12-29)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]NES Bionic Commando (USA) by Aglar in 13:27.95 (2013-03-03)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]NES Bionic Commando (USA) by Phil in 13:45.26 (2009-11-21)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Bionic Commando (USA) by Cardboard&JXQ in 13:58.98 (2007-05-13)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Bionic Commando (USA) by Cardboard&JXQ in 14:03.38 (2007-04-23)
- - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]NES Bionic Commando (JPN) by Genisto in 14:05.53 (2004-12-19)
- - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]NES Bionic Commando (JPN) by Genisto in 14:05.95 (2004-05-29)
- - - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Bionic Commando (JPN) by Feitclub in 17:10.7 (2004-04-25)
- - - - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Bionic Commando (USA) by Feitclub in 17:48.75 (2004-03-14)
Added [Tier: Moons][Has commentary]NES Kamen no Ninja: Akakage (JPN) by mtvf1 in 08:04.77 (2014-01-10)
Added [Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES The Legend of Zelda (USA PRG0) "all items" by TASeditor in 32:16.98 (2014-01-05)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom (USA) by Rum in 11:08.73 (2014-01-05)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom (USA) by Scumtron in 11:11.93 (2007-11-20)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom (USA) by TheAxeMan in 11:30.25 (2004-11-27)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom (USA) by TheAxeMan in 12:11.88 (2004-11-06)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Cobra Command (JPN) by £e Nécroyeur in 10:09.33 (2013-12-22)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (USA) by TASeditor in 06:08.18 (2013-12-04)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Punch-Out!!, Mike Tyson's (USA PRG1) by McHazard in 17:39.45 (2013-11-27)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Punch-Out!!, Mike Tyson's (USA PRG1) by adelikat in 17:47.71 (2010-12-17)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Punch-Out!!, Mike Tyson's (USA PRG1) by adelikat in 17:50.0 (2007-01-07)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Punch-Out!!, Mike Tyson's (USA PRG1) by adelikat in 17:50.53 (2006-06-03)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Punch-Out!!, Mike Tyson's (USA PRG1) by adelikat in 17:51.87 (2005-09-15)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Punch-Out!!, Mike Tyson's (USA PRG1) by Phil & Genisto in 17:52.4 (2004-11-01)
- - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Punch-Out!!, Mike Tyson's (USA PRG1) by Phil & Genisto in 17:52.4 (2004-10-19)
- - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Punch-Out!!, Mike Tyson's (USA PRG1) "last boss only" by Phil in 01:26.95 (2004-05-04)
- - - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Punch-Out!!, Mike Tyson's (USA PRG1) "last boss only" by Phil in 01:34.17 (2004-04-11)
- - - - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Punch-Out!!, Mike Tyson's (USA PRG1) "last boss only" by LegendOfMart in 04:50.4 (2004-04-08)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Double Dragon II: The Revenge (USA, PRG1) "1 player" by 韩晖 (aka. 西坡 (xipo)) in 09:17.78 (2013-11-11)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Super C (USA) "1 player" by 韩晖 (aka. 西坡 (xipo)) in 12:17.42 (2013-11-07)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Super C (USA) by Soig in 12:25.19 (2013-07-14)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Super C (USA) by Airwe in 12:29.63 (2013-06-16)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Total Recall (USA) by MESHUGGAH in 04:46.11 (2013-11-02)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Total Recall (USA) by TwistedEye in 05:02.0 (2008-12-23)
Added [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]NES Final Fantasy III (JPN) "game end glitch" by AmaizumiUni in 06:23.9 (2013-08-20)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Final Fantasy III (JPN) by pirohiko in 39:37.27 (2011-02-05)
Added [Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Duck Tales (USA) by Aglar & MESHUGGAH in 07:04.73 (2013-08-15)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Duck Tales (USA) by Aglar in 07:06.02 (2009-03-26)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Duck Tales (USA) by Aglar in 07:14.48 (2008-11-08)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Duck Tales (USA) by adelikat in 07:18.9 (2006-10-18)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Duck Tales (USA) by OmnipotentEntity in 08:11.38 (2005-08-19)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Duck Tales (USA) by Genisto in 08:14.2 (2004-03-13)
- - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Duck Tales (USA) by Blublu in 08:25.1 (2004-03-05)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Mega Man 3 (JPN) by Pike & Tiancaiwhr in 30:21.08 (2013-08-07)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Mega Man 3 (JPN) by Aglar in 30:44.73 (2008-07-28)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Mega Man 3 (JPN) by AngerFist&Vatchern in 31:33.02 (2006-10-18)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Mega Man 3 (JPN) by Vatchern in 31:53.08 (2005-12-08)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Mega Man 3 (USA) by Kopernical in 32:42.48 (2004-12-05)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Mega Man 3 (USA) by Sleepz in 34:01.95 (2004-03-25)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Duck Tales 2 (USA) by feos & MESHUGGAH in 08:41.29 (2013-07-19)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Duck Tales 2 (USA) by adelikat in 08:45.82 (2008-05-05)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Duck Tales 2 (USA) by adelikat & Brushy in 08:51.03 (2006-08-20)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Duck Tales 2 (USA) by Genisto in 09:01.0 (2004-03-21)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Duck Tales 2 (USA) by Exim in 09:58.05 (2004-03-12)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Streemerz: Super Strength Emergency Squad Zeta (any) "Superb Joe mode" by MESHUGGAH in 00:53.45 (2013-07-18)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Streemerz: Super Strength Emergency Squad Zeta (any) "Superb Joe mode" by MESHUGGAH in 00:53.84 (2013-02-23)
Added [Tier: Stars]NES Battle City (JPN) by N?K in 13:00.35 (2013-07-18)
Added [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]NES Ufouria (Europe) by Aglar in 23:52.6 (2013-07-05)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Ufouria (Europe) by Adebis in 25:32.43 (2008-11-04)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Metal Mech: Man & Machine (USA) by TASeditor in 13:56.02 (2013-06-26)
Added [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]NES Kirby's Adventure (USA PRG0) "game end glitch" by MESHUGGAH, CoolKirby, Masterjun, MUGG, TASeditor, was0x in 00:35.91 (2013-06-22)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Kirby's Adventure (USA PRG0) by MUGG in 05:44.57 (2012-01-10)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Battletoads (USA) "game end glitch" by MESHUGGAH & feos in 00:56.76 (2013-06-21)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Battletoads (USA) "game end glitch" by MESHUGGAH in 00:56.94 (2012-11-20)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]NES Battletoads (USA) "game end glitch" by TheZlomuS & DyLaX in 01:02.68 (2012-09-11)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Moon Crystal (JPN) by Hotarubi in 08:19.05 (2013-06-04)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Moon Crystal (JPN) by Samsara in 08:35.12 (2012-12-31)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Moon Crystal (JPN) by JXQ in 08:39.82 (2007-11-10)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Moon Crystal (JPN) by JXQ in 08:43.62 (2006-08-20)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Solstice: The Quest for the Staff of Demnos (USA) "100%" by AndiHoffi in 11:03.24 (2013-05-29)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Solstice: The Quest for the Staff of Demnos (USA) "100%" by AndiHoffi in 11:04.74 (2013-03-26)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Solstice: The Quest for the Staff of Demnos (USA) "100%" by AndiHoffi in 11:06.47 (2013-02-04)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Solstice: The Quest for the Staff of Demnos (USA) "100%" by Randil in 12:15.09 (2010-08-20)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Takeshi no Chousenjou (JPN) by was0x in 15:42.5 (2013-04-13)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Takeshi no Chousenjou (JPN) "warp glitch" by was0x in 03:52.0 (2013-04-13)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Takeshi no Chousenjou (JPN) by FractalFusion in 03:53.58 (2009-07-21)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Sweet Home (JPN) by K in 40:05.09 (2013-04-01)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Alter Ego (any) by MESHUGGAH in 06:41.06 (2013-03-26)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Driar (any) by MESHUGGAH in 05:14.45 (2013-03-19)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Spelunker (JPN) by yuigenron in 04:28.57 (2013-02-12)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Spelunker (JPN) by yuigenron in 04:46.66 (2011-05-05)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Spelunker (JPN) by Hisatoki in 05:03.1 (2006-07-10)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Spelunker (USA) by Randil in 05:48.65 (2006-07-03)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Metal Gear (USA) by dunnius in 22:27.58 (2013-02-12)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Metal Gear (USA) by dunnius in 22:35.93 (2012-03-18)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Metal Gear (USA) by dunnius in 22:55.17 (2011-12-13)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Metal Gear (USA) by SprintGod in 23:33.77 (2004-10-31)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Solstice: The Quest for the Staff of Demnos (USA) by AndiHoffi & Randil in 05:38.43 (2013-02-04)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Solstice: The Quest for the Staff of Demnos (USA) by AndiHoffi & Randil in 05:39.61 (2013-01-09)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Solstice: The Quest for the Staff of Demnos (USA) by Randil in 05:40.04 (2008-11-05)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Solstice: The Quest for the Staff of Demnos (USA) by Randil in 05:41.85 (2007-06-26)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Solstice: The Quest for the Staff of Demnos (USA) by Randil in 05:50.58 (2006-08-18)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Solstice: The Quest for the Staff of Demnos (Europe) by Randil in 06:56.94 (2006-08-15)
- - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Solstice: The Quest for the Staff of Demnos (Europe) by Exim in 07:09.32 (2005-01-22)
- - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Solstice: The Quest for the Staff of Demnos (Europe) by Exim in 07:29.46 (2004-04-18)
- - - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Solstice: The Quest for the Staff of Demnos (Europe) by Exim in 07:46.68 (2004-04-18)
- - - - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Solstice: The Quest for the Staff of Demnos (Europe) by Exim in 08:39.6 (2004-04-18)
- - - - - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Solstice: The Quest for the Staff of Demnos (Europe) by Exim in 10:06.0 (2004-04-18)
- - - - - - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Solstice: The Quest for the Staff of Demnos (Europe) by Exim in 11:15.6 (2004-04-18)
- - - - - - - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Solstice: The Quest for the Staff of Demnos (Europe) by Exim in 13:02.76 (2004-04-18)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Super C (USA) "pacifist" by Heidman in 13:21.4 (2013-01-19)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Blaster Master (USA) "all bosses" by BrotherMojo in 30:30.37 (2013-01-18)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Blaster Master (USA) "all bosses" by Namflow in 33:17.52 (2005-06-26)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Blaster Master (USA) "all bosses" by Namflow in 34:10.52 (2004-07-26)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Blaster Master (USA) "all bosses" by Devindotcom in 43:57.95 (2004-05-20)
Added [Tier: Vault]NES Snow Bros. (USA) "1 player" by asdfgary in 13:12.61 (2013-01-12)
Added [Tier: Moons][Has commentary]NES James Bond Jr. (USA) by feos in 18:29.84 (2012-12-13)
Added [Tier: Moons]FDS Super Mario Bros. 2 (JPN) "Luigi" by HappyLee, KFCMario in 08:13.77 (2012-12-13)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]FDS Super Mario Bros. 2 (JPN) "Luigi" by Phil in 08:16.42 (2008-01-17)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]FDS Super Mario Bros. 2 (JPN) "Luigi" by Deign in 08:17.83 (2007-12-17)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]FDS Super Mario Bros. 2 (JPN) "Luigi" by Phil in 08:20.98 (2007-04-11)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]FDS Super Mario Bros. 2 (JPN) "Luigi" by Phil & Genisto in 08:29.82 (2004-12-25)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Captain America and the Avengers (USA) by 韩晖 (aka. 西坡 (xipo)) in 14:27.72 (2012-11-17)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Flintstones: The Rescue of Dino & Hoppy (USA) by adelikat in 14:07.17 (2012-09-29)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES The Flintstones: The Rescue of Dino & Hoppy (USA) by adelikat & Brushy in 14:30.47 (2006-04-30)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES The Flintstones: The Rescue of Dino & Hoppy (USA) by Walker Boh in 14:44.32 (2005-02-27)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES The Flintstones: The Rescue of Dino & Hoppy (USA) by Walker Boh in 17:14.67 (2004-07-05)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES The Flintstones: The Rescue of Dino & Hoppy (USA) by Walker Boh in 19:23.6 (2004-05-22)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES The Goonies II (JPN) "100%" by McBobX in 22:59.11 (2012-09-20)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Castlevania (USA PRG1) "minimalist, pacifist" by Grincevent in 12:53.41 (2012-09-20)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Astyanax (USA) by Marx in 15:09.04 (2012-09-16)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Astyanax (USA) by dragonxyk in 15:43.25 (2008-08-06)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Astyanax (USA) by Walker Boh in 17:08.58 (2004-12-11)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Astyanax (USA) by Walker Boh in 20:12.08 (2004-05-30)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Super Contra 7 (any) by Marx in 04:33.12 (2012-08-24)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Super Contra 7 (any) by Marx in 04:39.87 (2012-05-24)
Added [Tier: Vault]NES The Goonies II (JPN) by McBobX in 15:07.69 (2012-08-23)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES The Goonies II (USA) by Randil in 16:45.85 (2005-09-30)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES The Goonies II (USA) by Walker Boh in 17:21.02 (2004-05-19)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES The Goonies II (USA) by Walker Boh in 17:52.4 (2004-05-17)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Mario Adventure (USA PRG0) by Soig in 48:58.23 (2012-08-18)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Mario Adventure (USA PRG0) by andymac in 49:42.39 (2010-03-09)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Mario Adventure (USA PRG1) by Kyrsimys in 56:00.65 (2006-01-18)
Added [Tier: Moons][Has commentary]NES Final Fantasy (USA) by TheAxeMan in 1:09:57.7 (2012-07-20)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Final Fantasy (USA) by TheAxeMan in 1:10:06.81 (2011-01-04)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Final Fantasy (USA) by TheAxeMan in 1:10:16.18 (2008-08-30)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Final Fantasy (USA) by TheAxeMan in 1:12:59.52 (2005-09-20)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Final Fantasy (USA) by mookish in 1:30:47.67 (2005-05-10)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Clash at Demonhead (USA) by Randil in 18:09.22 (2012-07-01)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Clash at Demonhead (USA) by Spoony_Bard in 22:16.53 (2005-02-10)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Buzz and Waldog (USA) by goofydylan8 in 15:42.58 (2012-06-23)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Buzz and Waldog (USA) by goofydylan8 in 20:51.24 (2012-06-03)
Added [Tier: Moons][Has commentary]NES Ultima: Exodus (USA) by nanogyth in 21:22.8 (2012-06-15)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers 2 (USA) "1 player" by feos in 15:13.79 (2012-05-20)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers 2 (USA) "1 player" by goofydylan8 in 16:33.2 (2012-03-19)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Low G Man (USA) by goofydylan8 in 10:30.93 (2012-05-20)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Strider (USA) by Kyman in 03:42.18 (2012-05-12)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Strider (USA) by Maximus in 05:29.63 (2007-02-24)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES A Nightmare On Elm Street (USA) by goofydylan8 in 13:25.57 (2012-04-22)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES A Nightmare On Elm Street (USA) by Randil in 14:32.88 (2007-01-26)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES A Nightmare On Elm Street (USA) by ziplock in 16:31.93 (2004-11-29)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES A Nightmare On Elm Street (USA) by Jackic in 19:37.25 (2004-07-04)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Final Fantasy (USA) "White Mage" by TheAxeMan in 1:16:37.56 (2012-04-13)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Journey to Silius (USA) by jlun2 & klmz in 09:29.71 (2012-03-24)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Journey to Silius (USA) by klmz in 09:32.03 (2007-12-05)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Journey to Silius (USA) by JXQ in 10:12.3 (2007-03-25)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Journey to Silius (USA) by Shinryuu in 10:25.12 (2005-09-30)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Journey to Silius (USA) by Dan in 11:12.22 (2004-10-10)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Journey to Silius (USA) by Exim in 13:58.0 (2004-03-12)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Gargoyle's Quest II (USA) by goofydylan8 in 27:43.08 (2012-03-23)
Added [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Has commentary]NES Crystalis (USA) by TheAxeMan in 40:40.43 (2012-03-20)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Crystalis (USA) by tmont in 52:44.47 (2009-07-18)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Crystalis (USA) by TheAxeMan in 43:38.58 (2005-05-26)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Toki (USA) by XTREMAL93 in 10:31.53 (2012-03-19)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Zanac (USA) by adelikat in 03:16.11 (2012-03-18)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Zanac (USA) by adelikat in 03:26.22 (2006-12-15)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Zanac (USA) by adelikat in 03:49.88 (2006-03-18)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Zanac (USA) by adelikat in 37:54.2 (2004-12-27)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (JPN) "Grant path" by scrimpeh in 28:35.19 (2012-03-04)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (JPN) "Grant path" by Samhain-Grim in 28:57.55 (2007-01-04)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (JPN) "Grant path" by Samhain-Grim in 30:56.7 (2006-11-12)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (JPN) "Grant path" by Samhain-Grim in 31:25.45 (2006-08-18)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (USA) by goofydylan8 in 11:12.16 (2012-02-14)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Super Mario Bros. (JPN/USA) "warpless" by HappyLee in 18:38.22 (2012-02-01)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Super Mario Bros. (JPN/USA PRG0) "warpless" by HappyLee in 18:41.7 (2009-08-31)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Super Mario Bros. (JPN PRG0) "warpless" by adelikat, klmz, & andrewg in 18:44.48 (2009-08-07)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Super Mario Bros. (JPN/USA PRG0) "warpless" by HappyLee in 18:48.82 (2008-09-20)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Super Mario Bros. (JPN/USA PRG0) "warpless" by HappyLee in 18:49.65 (2008-05-06)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Super Mario Bros. (PRG0) "warpless" by Phil & Genisto in 18:57.73 (2004-12-31)
- - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Super Mario Bros. (PRG0) "warpless" by Phil & Genisto in 18:59.28 (2004-12-15)
- - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Super Mario Bros. (PRG0) "warpless" by Yy in 19:26.6 (2000-06-09)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Wolverine (USA) by goofydylan8 in 08:10.94 (2012-01-20)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Déjà Vu (USA) by Randil in 09:41.59 (2012-01-19)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Déjà Vu (USA) by Randil in 10:16.98 (2009-02-12)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Déjà Vu (USA) by Randil in 10:18.75 (2008-06-21)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Déjà Vu (USA) by Randil in 10:32.18 (2007-07-29)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Déjà Vu (USA) by Randil in 10:53.8 (2005-07-28)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Déjà Vu (USA) by Walker Boh in 11:25.58 (2004-08-15)
- - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Déjà Vu (USA) by Walker Boh in 11:45.58 (2004-08-08)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Bram Stoker's Dracula (USA) by Randil in 13:19.85 (2012-01-18)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Rod Land (Europe) by MESHUGGAH in 07:49.39 (2012-01-15)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES The Rocketeer (USA) by TheHepper in 13:55.66 (2012-01-04)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Puzznic (USA) by rchokler in 29:02.75 (2011-12-22)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Zen: Intergalactic Ninja (USA) by feos in 11:34.21 (2011-12-09)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Zen: Intergalactic Ninja (USA) by max12187566 in 11:46.65 (2009-05-01)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Zen: Intergalactic Ninja (USA) by max12187566 in 12:28.07 (2008-10-21)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Contra (JPN) "pacifist" by Soig & zyr2288 in 09:29.08 (2011-11-27)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Contra (JPN) "pacifist" by Soig in 09:35.93 (2011-09-29)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Contra (JPN) "pacifist" by adelikat in 09:41.36 (2009-08-22)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Contra (JPN) "pacifist" by adelikat in 09:46.38 (2007-01-01)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Contra (USA) "pacifist" by krieg747 in 10:33.33 (2004-08-05)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Amagon (USA) by Tanooki Teabag in 18:01.79 (2011-11-22)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Amagon (USA) by Tailz in 18:27.6 (2006-11-02)
Added [Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]NES Battletoads (USA) "warps, 2 players" by feos & MESHUGGAH in 11:04.72 (2011-11-16)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Battletoads (USA) "warps, 1 player" by Phil & Genisto in 13:27.98 (2005-03-18)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Time Lord (USA) by link_7777 in 10:24.25 (2011-11-03)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Bananan Ouji no Daibouken (JPN) by khv-user in 09:30.16 (2011-10-22)
Added [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]NES Rockin' Kats (USA) by FatRatKnight, Tompa, pirate_sephiroth & MESHUGGAH in 16:33.71 (2011-10-15)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Rockin' Kats (USA) by Diman in 21:43.47 (2005-11-12)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Rockin' Kats (USA) by Teowind in 23:38.65 (2004-05-07)
Added [Tier: Moons]FDS Super Mario Bros. 2 (JPN) by HappyLee in 08:05.28 (2011-09-25)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]FDS Super Mario Bros. 2 (JPN) by HappyLee in 08:06.96 (2009-10-11)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]FDS Super Mario Bros. 2 (JPN) by klmz in 08:09.23 (2007-12-22)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]FDS Super Mario Bros. 2 (JPN) by Phil & Genisto in 08:12.25 (2006-12-30)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]FDS Super Mario Bros. 2 (JPN) by Phil & Genisto in 08:21.37 (2005-05-24)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]FDS Super Mario Bros. 2 (JPN) by Bisqwit in 08:20.57 (2004-12-12)
- - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]FDS Super Mario Bros. 2 (JPN) by Bisqwit in 08:21.43 (2004-12-09)
- - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]FDS Super Mario Bros. 2 (JPN) by Bisqwit in 08:21.79 (2004-12-05)
- - - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]FDS Super Mario Bros. 2 (JPN) by Bisqwit in 08:24.37 (2004-06-09)
- - - - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]FDS Super Mario Bros. 2 (JPN) by Michael F in 08:25.15 (2004-02-06)
- - - - - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]FDS Super Mario Bros. 2 (JPN) by Bisqwit in 08:27.55 (2004-02-05)
- - - - - - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]FDS Super Mario Bros. 2 (JPN) by Bisqwit in 08:30.95 (2004-02-01)
Added [Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia (USA) by Kyman & SilentSlayers & Aglar in 01:41.73 (2011-08-25)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES A Boy and His Blob (USA) by Aglar in 01:56.67 (2010-05-07)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES A Boy and His Blob (USA) by Aqfaq in 01:57.95 (2007-06-04)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES A Boy and His Blob (USA) by Aqfaq in 02:09.03 (2007-05-11)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES A Boy and His Blob (USA) by GuanoBowl in 03:24.23 (2006-04-19)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES A Boy and His Blob (USA) by TheAxeMan in 03:37.0 (2005-07-15)
- - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES A Boy and His Blob (USA) by GuanoBowl in 04:05.47 (2005-07-07)
- - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES A Boy and His Blob (USA) by SjoerdH in 05:36.55 (2004-05-12)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Hammerin' Harry (JPN) by nitrogenesis in 07:11.39 (2011-06-27)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Hammerin' Harry (JPN) by Randil in 07:17.83 (2007-06-26)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Friday the 13th (USA) by jlun2 in 03:00.69 (2011-06-08)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Friday the 13th (USA) by Phil in 03:03.9 (2005-10-01)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Friday the 13th (USA) by Phil in 03:16.92 (2004-04-17)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Friday the 13th (USA) by Phil in 04:09.92 (2004-04-15)
Added [Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers (USA) "1 player" by Aglar in 09:54.37 (2011-06-06)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers (USA) "1 player" by Genisto in 09:57.17 (2006-02-13)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers (USA) "1 player" by Saturn in 10:01.42 (2005-07-31)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers (USA) "1 player" by Genisto in 10:20.8 (2004-03-12)
Added [Tier: Stars]NES Battletoads & Double Dragon: The Ultimate Team (USA) by feos in 17:41.14 (2011-05-25)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Bio Force Ape (JPN) by RT-55J in 04:30.02 (2011-05-06)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Battle Kid: Fortress of Peril (any v1.1) "100%" by Aglar in 34:49.59 (2011-04-24)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Contra (JPN) by zyr2288 in 08:51.73 (2011-04-19)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Contra (JPN) by adelikat in 08:57.98 (2007-02-16)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Contra (USA) by Genisto in 09:34.12 (2004-07-09)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Contra (USA) by qcommand in 10:06.73 (2004-06-06)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Contra (USA) by Genisto in 10:15.1 (2004-03-14)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Contra (USA) by Mathieu P in 11:38.2 (2004-01-19)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Monster Party (USA) by Tanooki Teabag in 14:58.07 (2011-03-10)
Added [Tier: Stars][Console-verified]NES Super Mario Bros. 2 (USA PRG0) "warpless" by Aglar & Andrewg in 18:29.26 (2011-03-01)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Super Mario Bros. 2 (USA PRG0) "warpless" by adelikat & Cardboard in 19:39.93 (2007-11-24)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Super Mario Bros. 2 (USA,PRG0) "warpless" by DonamerDragon in 20:14.2 (2006-03-04)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Super Mario Bros. 2 (USA,PRG0) "warpless" by GuanoBowl in 21:24.85 (2005-08-13)
Added [Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Marble Madness (USA) by Aglar in 02:43.01 (2011-01-29)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Marble Madness (USA) by adelikat & Deign in 02:48.4 (2007-07-05)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Marble Madness (USA) by adelikat in 02:49.48 (2007-03-22)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Marble Madness (USA) by adelikat in 02:50.55 (2005-10-01)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Marble Madness (USA) by Inzult in 03:00.6 (2004-10-21)
Added [Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Super Mario Bros. 2 (USA PRG0) "warps" by Aglar & Andrewg in 07:41.16 (2011-01-21)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Super Mario Bros. 2 (USA PRG0) by adelikat & Cardboard in 07:52.67 (2007-11-25)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Stars][Console-verified]NES Super Mario Bros. 2 (USA,PRG0) by DonamerDragon in 07:53.32 (2006-03-23)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars][Console-verified]NES Super Mario Bros. 2 (USA,PRG0) by Phil in 07:53.63 (2005-08-28)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars][Console-verified]NES Super Mario Bros. 2 (USA,PRG0) by Sleepz in 07:54.23 (2005-03-17)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars][Console-verified]NES Super Mario Bros. 2 (USA,PRG0) by Genisto in 08:14.23 (2004-11-09)
- - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]NES Super Mario Bros. 2 (USA,PRG0) by Genisto in 08:31.3 (2004-06-25)
- - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Super Mario Bros. 2 (USA,PRG0) by Sleepz in 08:43.45 (2004-03-31)
- - - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Super Mario Bros. 2 (USA,PRG0) by Bisqwit in 09:18.6 (2004-03-01)
- - - - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Super Mario Bros. 2 (USA,PRG0) by Bisqwit in 10:05.6 (2004-02-29)
- - - - - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Super Mario Bros. 2 (USA PRG0) by Bisqwit in 10:12.95 (2004-02-03)
- - - - - - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Super Mario Bros. 2 (USA,PRG0) by Bisqwit in 10:48.15 (2004-02-02)
- - - - - - - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Super Mario Bros. 2 (USA,PRG0) by Bisqwit in 11:15.75 (2004-01-01)
- - - - - - - - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Super Mario Bros. 2 (USA,PRG0) "Luigi only" by Bisqwit in 11:36.25 (2004-01-01)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game (USA) "2 players" by x2poet in 30:20.92 (2011-01-06)
Added [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Console-verified]NES Super Mario Bros. (JPN/USA PRG0) "warps" by HappyLee in 04:57.31 (2011-01-06)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Super Mario Bros. (JPN/USA PRG0) by klmz in 04:57.33 (2009-08-07)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Super Mario Bros. (JPN/USA) by klmz in 04:58.18 (2008-03-19)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Super Mario Bros. (Japan/USA PRG0) by klmz in 04:58.53 (2007-12-14)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Super Mario Bros. (USA,PRG0) by Pom in 04:59.93 (2005-07-07)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]NES Super Mario Bros. (PRG0) by Pom in 04:59.6 (2004-12-16)
- - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]NES Super Mario Bros. (PRG0) by Phil & Genisto in 04:59.92 (2004-11-26)
- - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]NES Super Mario Bros. (PRG0) by Mana. in 05:01.27 (2004-11-23)
- - - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]NES Super Mario Bros. (PRG0) by Michael F in 05:03.73 (2004-04-20)
- - - - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Super Mario Bros. (PRG0) by Michael F in 05:05.9 (2004-04-21)
- - - - - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Super Mario Bros. (PRG0) by Ryosuke in 05:07.63 (2004-04-20)
- - - - - - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Super Mario Bros. (PRG0) by Michael F in 05:07.95 (2004-01-30)
- - - - - - - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Super Mario Bros. (PRG0) by Michael F in 05:08.5 (2004-01-28)
- - - - - - - - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Super Mario Bros. (PRG0) by Bisqwit in 05:13.05 (2004-01-14)
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Super Mario Bros. (PRG0) by Bisqwit in 05:15.6 (2003-12-30)
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Super Mario Bros. (PRG0) by Bisqwit in 05:15.65 (2003-12-06)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Snake Rattle 'n' Roll (USA) "1 player" by Aglar in 07:07.21 (2010-12-15)
Added [Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]NES Mega Man (JPN) by Shinryuu & FinalFighter in 12:23.34 (2010-12-01)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Mega Man (JPN/USA) by Deign in 15:29.27 (2008-04-29)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]NES Mega Man (JPN/USA) by Bisqwit & Finalfighter in 15:38.07 (2006-12-06)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]NES Mega Man (JPN/USA) by Bisqwit & AngerFist in 15:48.33 (2006-11-12)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]NES Mega Man (USA) by Bisqwit & AngerFist in 16:09.82 (2006-03-29)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Mega Man (JPN) by Bisqwit in 16:57.93 (2005-10-02)
- - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]NES Mega Man (JPN) by Bisqwit in 18:21.03 (2004-07-06)
- - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Mega Man (JPN) by Morimoto in 21:52.1 (2003-04-27)
Added [Tier: Stars][Console-verified]NES The Legend of Zelda (USA PRG0) by Baxter & jprofit22 in 22:38.13 (2010-11-29)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES The Legend of Zelda (USA PRG0) by Phil & Baxter in 24:04.05 (2007-05-22)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]NES The Legend of Zelda (USA,PRG0) by Phil in 25:28.6 (2004-09-17)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]NES The Legend of Zelda (USA,PRG0) by Sleepz in 26:55.15 (2004-06-25)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES The Legend of Zelda (USA,PRG0) by Michael F in 31:27.15 (2004-02-19)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES The Legend of Zelda (USA,PRG0) by SuperHappy in 35:59.4 (2004-01-25)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Star Wars (USA) by Aglar in 07:53.35 (2010-10-21)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Star Wars (USA) by laughing_gas & Walker Boh in 09:45.68 (2007-05-29)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Star Wars (USA) by Walker Boh in 09:54.05 (2005-03-06)
Added [Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers][Console-verified]NES Mega Man 2 (JPN) by aglasscage, FinalFighter, pirohiko, & Shinryuu in 23:48.51 (2010-10-18)
- obsoletes [Tier: Stars]NES Mega Man 2 (JPN) by Shinryuu, pirohiko & FinalFighter in 23:54.75 (2009-08-22)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]NES Mega Man 2 (JPN) by Shinryuu, TaoTao, pirohiko, FinalFighter in 24:33.5 (2009-01-13)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]NES Mega Man 2 (JPN) by Shinryuu in 25:01.72 (2006-12-18)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]NES Mega Man 2 (JPN) by Shinryuu & Bisqwit in 25:10.0 (2006-08-30)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Mega Man 2 (JPN) by Morimoto & FinalFighter in 25:34.65 (2005-03-08)
- - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]NES Mega Man 2 (JPN) by Morimoto in 28:24.65 (2003-07-08)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Felix the Cat (USA) by Randil in 22:29.01 (2010-09-20)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Felix the Cat (USA) by Randil in 22:53.27 (2006-12-17)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Felix the Cat (USA) by Walker Boh in 23:14.0 (2004-08-23)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Felix the Cat (USA) by Walker Boh in 24:09.77 (2004-07-05)
Added [Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES The Legend of Zelda (USA PRG0) "Swordless Challenge" by Baxter in 25:13.92 (2010-08-23)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES The Legend of Zelda (USA) "Swordless Challenge" by jprofit22 in 26:40.33 (2010-07-27)
Added [Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Tetris (USA) "fastest 999999" by Acmlm in 03:11.78 (2010-08-09)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Tetris (USA) "fastest 999999" by Baxter in 03:29.67 (2007-07-23)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Tetris (USA) "fastest 999999" by Acmlm in 03:41.9 (2005-08-28)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Tetris (USA) "fastest 999999" by Nico Cannino in 03:56.42 (2005-07-31)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Tetris (USA) "fastest 999999" by Acmlm in 04:06.07 (2004-11-19)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (USA) by adelikat in 16:26.89 (2010-08-07)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (USA) by adelikat in 16:33.5 (2007-07-17)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (USA) by adelikat in 16:41.4 (2006-11-30)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (USA) by adelikat in 16:56.0 (2006-11-12)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (USA) by Walker Boh in 18:04.57 (2004-11-06)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (USA) by Walker Boh in 18:43.37 (2004-10-10)
Added [Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers][Console-verified]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG0) "warps" by Lord Tom, Mitjitsu, Tompa in 10:25.6 (2010-08-04)
- obsoletes [Tier: Stars][Console-verified]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (JPN/USA PRG0) by Lord Tom & Mitjitsu in 10:26.42 (2009-05-11)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Stars][Console-verified]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG0) by adelikat,Deign,Cardboard&JXQ in 10:29.05 (2008-02-17)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG1) by Genisto in 10:34.55 (2005-05-18)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (JPN) by Genisto in 10:53.52 (2004-03-29)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (JPN) by Michael F in 10:58.92 (2004-02-12)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (JPN) by Morimoto in 11:03.95 (2003-11-20)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Rygar (USA PRG1) "0%" by Cardboard in 06:08.74 (2010-07-28)
Added [Tier: Moons]FDS Otocky (JPN) by dwangoAC in 17:52.02 (2010-07-24)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Tiny Toon Adventures (USA) by Kyman in 11:01.88 (2010-07-24)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Tiny Toon Adventures (USA) by Randil in 11:18.25 (2007-11-11)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Tiny Toon Adventures (USA) by Randil in 11:28.83 (2006-12-12)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Tiny Toon Adventures (USA) by Randil in 12:10.87 (2006-08-06)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Tiny Toon Adventures (USA) by Frenom in 12:55.5 (2004-04-23)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Tiny Toon Adventures (USA) by Frenom in 14:09.8 (2004-04-07)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Digger T. Rock: Legend of the Lost City (USA) by Kyman & SilentSlayers in 03:26.93 (2010-07-15)
Added [Tier: Vault]NES Lunar Pool (JPN) by Bisqwit in 23:49.87 (2010-07-08)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Contra Force (USA) by GlitchMan in 12:23.62 (2010-07-05)
Added [Tier: Moons][Has commentary]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG0) "warpless" by adelikat, andymac, Lord Tom, Tompa in 47:04.7 (2010-06-27)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG0) "warpless" by adelikat,Deign,Cardboard&JXQ in 47:33.52 (2008-02-18)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG1) "warpless" by JXQ in 48:29.17 (2006-01-11)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (JPN) "warpless" by Tokushin in 1:17:40.7 (2001-02-05)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Shatterhand (USA) by Cardboard in 17:43.23 (2010-06-24)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Shatterhand (USA) by JXQ in 18:07.58 (2006-08-20)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES Shatterhand (USA) by JuanPablo in 19:55.88 (2004-04-28)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Shatterhand (USA) by Jackic in 21:06.75 (2004-04-28)
Added [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]NES Mega Man 5 (USA) by GlitchMan in 31:41.68 (2010-06-20)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Mega Man 5 (USA) by Baxter in 33:04.05 (2006-02-16)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Mega Man 5 (USA) by Kopernical in 36:29.95 (2004-07-22)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Mega Man 5 (USA) by Kopernical in 40:28.9 (2004-03-26)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants (USA) by Deign in 12:58.9 (2010-06-17)
- obsoletes [Tier: Vault]NES The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants (USA) by IvanovishGC in 15:19.8 (2007-01-04)
Added [Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers]NES Gimmick! (JPN) "100%" by Aglar & Hotarubi in 07:44.45 (2010-06-12)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Gimmick! (JPN) "100%" by Sami O. in 09:59.63 (2006-08-18)
- - obsoletes