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Total movies: 223


FDS Eggerland (JPN) in 36:58.98 by adelikat.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2009-11-07)
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Rating: 5.3 (15 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Puzzle
Eggerland is a predecessor of the NES Adventures of Lolo games, and in certain ways, it has much more features than Adventures of Lolo 1.

This movie abuses a couple of the game bugs in a surprising way.

Note that this is a Famicom Disk System game. Read What is FDS for more information.

Also note that this movie is about 42 seconds longer than the previous movie. This is due to the inaccurate (shorter) FDS load times emulated by famtasia.


NES 8 Eyes (USA) in 16:40.28 by Slotermeyer.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2008-08-09)
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Rating: 6.1 (36.5 votes)
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- 2 Players
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
8 Eyes (1990) is a Castlevania clone that was made by Thinking Rabbit, the originators of Sokoban. But, unlike Castlevania, this game is set in a post-apocalyptic future in which eight nuclear explosions almost destroyed Earth. The game features two characters—the human Orin and his falcon Cutrus—in either 1- or 2-player mode. Cutrus can attack enemies, hit switches, collect items, and generally do all sorts of useful things.

The game allows the player to recover the eight jewels in any order. The player can save time in the boss fights by choosing the optimal sequence.


[Fastest Completion]NES 10-Yard Fight (JPN PRG0) in 09:21.13 by DrD2k9.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2018-03-13)
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Rating: 3.7 (5.5 votes)
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- Genre: Sport
10-Yard Fight (10ヤードファイト) is a 1983 American football arcade game that was developed and published in Japan by Irem and published in the United States by Taito and in Europe by Electrocoin.

While the USA release plays just like real American football, the Japanese version, used in this run, has a completely different goal. This version is high score based; more like the arcade release. Score increases with progress down the field, touchdowns, kicked PATs, and remaining time on the clock when the touchdown is scored. Another major difference is no option to select difficulty at the beginning: the game moves through the 4 difficulties as its normal progression to the hardest level (Super Bowl).


[Fastest Completion]NES Abadox (USA) in 15:30.03 by NecroVMX.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2012-12-08)
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Rating: 5.9 (9 votes)
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- Genre: Shooter
Abadox is a futuristic sidescrolling shooter developed by Natsume. A gigantic alien organism known as Parasitis has eaten the planet Abadox and everyone on it, including the planet's princess. With time running out, the galactic military sends their best fighter inside the alien to save her before she is digested.

In this run, NecroVMX provides plenty of entertainment during the autoscrolling sections while taking out the level-end bosses surprisingly quickly.


[Fastest Completion]NES Action 52: The Cheetahmen (USA) in 03:56.06 by Swordless Link.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2010-08-02)
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Rating: 5.5 (44 votes)
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- Uses warps
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform
Even the worst video games ever made can make for a good TAS.

This movie speedily plays through "The Cheetahmen", game #52 of a compilation of horrid games called Action 52. While the game is pretty horrible in general, it has a rather catchy BGM.

There is also a published run of the unreleased sequel, Cheetahmen II.


Important: The version labeled (Rev A) has to be used in order to get the movie to sync. However, before playing back the movie, make sure that you select "Ooze".

[Fastest Completion]NES Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Heroes of the Lance (USA) in 06:18.4 by Randil.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2012-12-02)
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Rating: 4.2 (14.5 votes)
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- Pacifist version
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
Heroes of the Lance is based on the first Dragonlance campaign and novel. The party journeys through the ruined city of Xak Tsaroth, face the ancient dragon Khisanth and retrieve the Disks of Mishakal. The interface is setup as a side scroller and only one member of the party is controlled at once.

In the run Randil blitzes through everything, not taking the time to kill or even hit any of the regular enemies. The spell being cast most of the time is Protection From Evil. This creates short term invulnerability and allows for jumping through enemies.


[Fastest Completion]NES Adventures of Lolo (USA) in 22:24.68 by Baxter & Zugzwang.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2009-04-04)
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Rating: 5.9 (24 votes)
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- Genre: Puzzle
Adventures of Lolo (1989) was the first game of the Eggerland series that received a Western release. Interestingly, the series was developed by HAL Laboratory, who also created the Kirby series, and Eggerland protagonists Lolo and Lala make cameo appearances in Kirby games as Lololo and Lalala.

The goal of the game is to collect all of the hearts in every stage and then get the ball from the chest to open the door to the next room. Though it may seem simplistic, it remains a truly well-made puzzle. Finding optimal solutions to most of the rooms has proven to be a very nontrivial task, and every once in a while a new improvement is found.

As such, this is Baxter's 10th attempt at this game, this time 10.16 seconds faster than the previous with the help of Zugzwang. Eleven rooms have been improved.


For the weak-spirited who aren't willing to watch the run all over again only for the improved rooms, the authors have inserted an easter egg into the input file! If you run the same .fm2 on the NES game Defenders of the Crown, it will complete it as well in just 3 minutes and 38 seconds.

Use the ROM "Defenders of the Crown (U).nes" to watch it.


[Fastest Completion]NES Adventures of Lolo 2 (USA) in 23:15.47 by hanzou, Zugzwang, Nitrodon, Bag of Magic Food, AnS & Alyosha.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2018-07-22)
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Rating: 6.2 (3 votes)
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- Genre: Puzzle
Adventures of Lolo 2 is the second game in the popular Lolo-series.

This run aims to beat every room as fast as possible, often by strategies the game developers had not intended, including glitch abuse.

This is an improvement of 16.05 seconds over the previous movie, thanks to better optimisation.


[Fastest Completion]NES Adventures of Lolo 3 (USA) in 1:07:19.17 by Nitrodon.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2008-06-09)
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Rating: 5.0 (21.5 votes)
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- Genre: Puzzle
Lolo 3 is the third in the series of Lolo games based on the Eggerland series. From the author's description:

The great devil turned all of the inhabitants of Lala's kingdom to stone. Lolo and Lala go through 100 rooms to defeat him, or something like that. This run is 14 minutes and 50 seconds faster than windeu's rejected submission, and [ 1:49.38 seconds] faster than my test run.

[Fastest Completion]NES Air Fortress (USA) in 41:08.37 by Tool23.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2012-11-22)
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Rating: 5.7 (8 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter
Air Fortress is a combination game: one half side scrolling shooter, and one half platformer. Since the shooter is an auto-scroller, the author elects to kill all enemies and collect all powerups in those stages, which is not that easy. In the platform stages, pure speed is the goal. More details are available in the author's comments.

[Fastest Completion]NES Alfred Chicken (USA) in 11:32.04 by link_7777.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2017-07-06)
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Rating: 7.1 (4 votes)
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- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Puzzle
Alfred Chicken is a platforming game created by Twilight Games and released on various consoles, including the NES, in 1993. You play as the titular character Alfred, who must find his way through various levels in order to rescue those kidnapped by meka-chickens.

link_7777 makes his way through the game and rescues everyone in record time.


[Fastest Completion]NES Alien 3 (USA) in 20:24.52 by Randil.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2014-11-13)
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Rating: 6.5 (10 votes)
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Genre: Platform
Alien 3 on the NES is similar to Probe Software's adaptations of the film on other systems. While using the same overall game concept as the Sega and Commodore versions, the NES title has unique levels.

The player controls Ripley through a number of platform levels. She must not only defend herself against hordes of aliens and find the exit, but also save a number of prisoners, all within a tight time limit of only minutes per level.


NES American Gladiators (USA) in 17:28.91 by x2poet.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2012-11-25)
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Rating: 4.3 (11.5 votes)
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- Genre: Sport
American Gladiators is a game based on the popular TV game show of the same name. Players get to test their speed, skill and strength against a trained team of ten "Gladiators", five male and five female.

In this run, X2poet plays through all seven events, using tool-assisted precision and some glitches to finish the game in just under 17 and a half minutes.


[Fastest Completion]NES Archon: The Light and the Dark (USA) in 01:10.0 by MESHUGGAH.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2012-12-13)
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Rating: 4.9 (11 votes)
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- Genre: Strategy
Archon: The Light and the Dark is Battle Chess to the extreme. Instead of just capturing the opponent's piece like a wimp, upon confrontation, the two pieces are placed in a "combat arena" in which they must fight to the death. The game is won when either all of the opponent's pieces are defeated or all five Magic Squares are held at once.

Like in the previous movie, author MESHUGGAH uses the latter to complete the game, this time 5.39 seconds faster thanks to better luck manipulation and strategy.


[Fastest Completion]NES Arkanoid (USA) "warps, demo glitch" in 04:26.72 by Baxter.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2007-11-02)
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Obsoletes movie #765 (04:32.12)
Rating: 6.7 (56.5 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Uses death to save time
- Uses warps
- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
This run exploits a programming error that allows the author to start playing from level 23. If you notice that there's nothing meaningful going on in the first minute of the movie, this is normal: the actual gameplay takes place only after triggering the "game over" screen.

See the author's comments for more information on this glitch.

This improves the author's previous movie by about 5 seconds.


[Fastest Completion]NES Astro Robo Sasa (JPN) in 04:49.82 by TaoTao.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2016-12-25)
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Rating: 5.4 (4 votes)
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- 2 Players
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
Astro Robo Sasa is a fast-paced game that was only released in Japan. You are a robot boy named Sasa, who can only move around with the recoil from his plasma gun. You must collect or destroy all energy packs in order to clear each stage, though many must be collected as you have limited energy.
In this run, TaoTao controls two players: Sasa and his girlfriend Nana. By splitting up the work and using some wall zipping, he beats the game in a little under 5 minutes.

[Fastest Completion]NES Astérix (Europe) in 05:43.05 by Aglar & Randil.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2010-12-23)
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Rating: 6.1 (17.5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
The story of Asterix takes place in the year 50 BCE. All of Gaul has been occupied by the Romans except for a little village. Asterix and his Gallic companions live in that village, fighting the Romans. In this game, Julius Caesar has snatched Obelix, Asterix's best friend, and is about to feed him to lions! But before anyone can even blink, Asterix comes, kicks Julius' ass, and comes to the rescue of his friend!

This game is based on one of the most successful French comic book series of the same name. It has been successful since 1959, with more than 325 million comics sold worldwide.

By Toutatis! A bit more than a week after the latest published movie, it already got improved by 21 seconds!


[Fastest Completion]NES Atlantis no Nazo (JPN) in 02:20.12 by exposure.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2015-05-11)
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Rating: 5.8 (9 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Uses warps
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
Atlantis no Nazo (アトランチスの謎) is a game where an explorer is trying to save his friend and must find his way through a maze of rooms; in this case, levels.

This is an improvement of 2.99 seconds over the previous run through further optimizations by exposure.


[Fastest Completion]NES A Week of Garfield (JPN) in 08:02.81 by goofydylan8.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2012-06-29)
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Rating: 4.7 (23.5 votes)
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- Genre: Platform
A Week of Garfield is a 1989 Famicom exclusive based on the comic strip character Garfield. In the game you play through levels which take place on each day of the week on your search to find Odie.

This game is surprisingly hard. Playing the game without dying (which results in a game over since you only have one life), let alone not losing any health, is extremely challenging. At times the screen is nearly filled with enemies and requires frame specific movement to avoid taking damage.

But don't worry, goofydylan8 manages to make this game look like a piece of cake and beat the console world record by 4 minutes.


[Fastest Completion]NES Back to the Future Part II & III (USA) in 1:14:24.25 by GlitchMan.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2012-11-25)
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Rating: 5.7 (13 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Puzzle
Back to the Future Part II & III is a side-scrolling platform/puzzle game produced by Beam Software and distributed by LJN, based on the second and third movies of the Back to the Future trilogy.

This run by GlitchMan completes this long game in the fastest time possible.


[Fastest Completion]NES Barbie (USA) in 12:05.34 by link_7777.
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Rating: 4.7 (8.5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
After having read a book about mermaids Barbie falls asleep thinking about the busy day to come: Going to the mall to pick up a new outfit, Lunch at the soda shop, swimming at the beach, and meeting Ken at the party. In this game you lead Barbie through her busy day, collecting pieces of her enchanted ball gown ensemble along the way, in an attempt to make her dreams come true. Collect them all and she is off to the Fantasy Ball with Ken!

[Fastest Completion]NES Battle Formula: Super Spy Hunter (USA) in 23:38.42 by adelikat & Randil.
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Rating: 5.0 (22 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Shooter
Super Spy Hunter (1992) was originally released in Japan under the name Battle Formula (バトルフォーミュラ). The game has "become" a sequel to Spy Hunter, the arcade classic from 1983, already after its initial release — when the developer purchased the license from Midway.

Since the main character drives a wheeled vehicle, this game shows to be the rare kind of a variable scrolling speed shooter, where you can slow the car down if you can't keep up with the action (which obviously never happens in a TAS). The core gameplay holds true to its spiritual predecessor, but this time it's spiced up with stage bosses and various sorts of powerups.

This movie is a 1 minute 14 second improvement over the previous one thanks to increased precision, lag reduction, and better boss fighting.


[Fastest Completion]NES Beauty and the Beast (Europe) in 16:34.98 by DrD2k9.
FCEUX movie (.fm3) (date: 2016-12-11)
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Rating: 6.1 (4 votes)
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Beauty and the Beast is a typical side-scrolling platform game based on the Disney movie of the same name. The player takes on the role of Beast. As Beast the player can walk around, jump and hit enemies with his fists. Beast can also climb against walls.

The levels feature various power-ups that can be collected (such as hearts which earn the player extra life and a magnifying glass which shows the player an upcoming piece of the level) which can be and on the way the player must watch out for pit traps and various enemies.

In this run, DrD2k9 runs, climbs, and jumps his way throughout the castle in order to win the heart of Belle.


[Fastest Completion]NES Bible Adventures (USA, v1.3) in 18:15.03 by DrD2k9.
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Rating: 5.6 (6 votes)
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- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform
Bible Adventures is a collection of three platformer games in one. Each game is (very loosely) based on a story from the Bible. Gameplay itself has very little biblical connection.
  • Noah's Ark - Noah collects animals and food in preparation for the flood.
  • Baby Moses - Moses' mother must carry baby Moses past Egyptian guards, spiders, and birds to reach a safe place to put him in the Nile.
  • David & Goliath - David must first gather sheep that have wandered off, then he can go to battle against Goliath.

[Fastest Completion]NES Bible Buffet (USA) in 03:33.28 by Invariel & Spikestuff.
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Rating: 4.8 (6 votes)
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Board
Bible Buffet: a turn-based board game with action stages and bible quizzes. In it, you spin a spinner and move the number of spaces it says.

When you land on your spot, if it is just a regular spot, you play an action game for points, weapons, hearts, etc. If it has a red circle, you spin again. If the space you land on has a red circle connected to another red circle by dashes, you move forward or backwards to the second circle. If the space has a red circle with a question mark in it, you take a pop quiz of three trivia questions then get to select either a key, a heart or move ahead one, two, three or four spaces.

When you spin, if you get the book instead of a number, you get a pop quiz of three questions. If you get the happy face, something good happens like move ahead ten spaces, get a key, get a heart, etc. If you get the sad face, something bad happens like lose your turn, move back 1 space and lose your turn, and so on.

Invariel and Spikestuff reach the end of the board in record time.


[Fastest Completion]NES BreakThru in 06:35.65 by MESHUGGAH.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Shooter
BreakThru is a short, fast-paced game developed by Data East. It was released to arcades in 1986 and later ported to a few home consoles. You are the driver of a blue dune buggy, and your mission is to recover a stolen fighter plane, which lies behind 5 enemy lines that you must "break thru".

MESHUGGAH improves the previous movie by roughly 1.5 seconds, thanks to better optimisation. He strikes even more fear into the hearts of his enemies than before by tearing across the landscape and shooting everything in his path.


[Fastest Completion]NES California Games (USA) in 08:04.25 by Luke.
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- Genre: Sport
California Games is an NES port of the popular 80's Arcade game. This game contains six Californian sports to partake in: Half Pipe, Foot Bag (Hacky Sack), Surfing, Skating, BMX and Disc Throw.

In this run, Luke demonstrates superhuman play in each of the sports. For more information, see the author's comments.


[Fastest Completion]NES Castelian (USA) in 14:49.72 by DrD2k9.
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
Castelian is a puzzle platformer in which the basic goal is to ascend towers from the base to the apex. Your frog-like character is tasked with demolishing these towers by planting a bomb at each tower's top (wouldn't bombs around the bottom be easier?) after finding the right route up the tower.

The game was also released on other systems as Nebulus, Kyorochan Land, Subline, and Tower Toppler.

Powerhouse NES runner DrD2k9 runs, jumps, and shoots his way up all the towers, while improving his previous movie by 1.91 seconds.


[Fastest Completion]NES Castle of Dragon (USA) in 06:28.44 by adelikat & Randil.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
In this game, the hero—Duke Geraden—travels to Darklarza Castle in order to rescue Princess Amoreena from the Dragon Master. Castle of Dragon has all the elements of a bad game: it's clumsy, it looks and sounds horrible, and it has been made almost impossible to beat by implementing a lot of random factors into it.

This run improves the previous movie by over 30 seconds.

We also have a movie of the arcade version.


[Fastest Completion]NES Chack'n Pop (JPN) in 06:55.63 by GeminiSaint.
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- Genre: Platform
Chack'n Pop is the classic predecessor of the very popular Bubble Bobble series. Originally an arcade game, it features a small yellow creature named Chack'n who can walk on the floor and ceiling, climb steps, and throw hand grenades. Avoiding Monstas, Chack'n must free hearts from their cages using grenades to destroy solid walls and get to the top of the screen. In this run, GeminiSaint completes the first iteration of the arcade loop (9 levels) in 6:56.31.

NES Cheetahmen II (USA) "all levels" in 03:30.95 by andypanther.
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- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform
Cheetahmen II is the unfinished sequel to game #52 of Action 52. The game contains 6 of the 10 levels originally proposed, in which the player takes control of Apollo, Hercules, and Aries, switching off every two levels.

This run is done with a patched ROM that allows all 6 levels to be played without invoking rare glitches. Here's the run of the original ROM that uses the mapper register glitch to start from level 5.

The author, andypanther, improves the previous run by 11 frames with some minor strategy changes and lag reduction.


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[Fastest Completion]NES Cheetahmen II (USA) in 01:11.68 by adelikat.
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- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses uninitialized initial state
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform
Cheetahmen II is the unfinished sequel to game #52 of Action 52. The game contains 6 of the 10 levels originally proposed, in which the player takes control of Apollo, Hercules, and Aries, switching off every two levels.

This is the first movie to abuse the fact that some games do not initialize their states before reading them, which in this case results in one of the cart registers randomly taking a certain value that can force the game to start from level 5 on power-on.

Since the game really behaves like that on the console, it was decided to allow presetting such truly random bits on the emulator side. Read the submission text and its discussion thread for more details.

We also have an "all levels" TAS for this game, done on the patched ROM due to a bug in the original game preventing the player from progressing past level 4.


NES Choujin Sentai Jetman (JPN) in 09:23.95 by AnS.
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- Genre: Fighting
- Genre: Platform
Continuing the trend of NES games based on popular Japanese TV shows, Jetman is apparently about multi-colored heroes and robots duking it out. No, it's not Power Rangers.

This movie probably qualifies for "Quickest Giant Robot Fights."


[Fastest Completion]NES Circus Caper (USA) in 07:03.75 by DrD2k9.
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- Genre: Platform
A boy named Tim and his little sister Judy go to a circus. They want to buy tickets to enter the circus, but they only have money for one ticket, so only Judy goes in. After the show, the boy is at the exit to meet Judy when she comes out, but when she doesn’t the boy sneaks into the circus to rescue his sister from the ringmaster Mr. Magic who has taken her hostage.

The game is a platformer, you must get past many clowns, tightrope artists, and pools of water filled with alligators. You can also go into small tents to play mini-games.

This run improves its predecessor by 0.13 second through better movement and luck manipulation.


NES Circus Charlie (JPN) in 03:23.51 by TheRealThingy & Randil.
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- Uses easiest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
Circus Charlie is a simple game that most people probably know from pirate multigame carts. The first stages are easy for anyone even on real NES, but stage 3 is already quite challenging.

This movie plays "1 player game A" (easy). Ironically, this is MORE challenging for tool-assisted gameplay.

Stage times: 3440, 3560, 3750, 3880, 4280.

Yet another "perfect" movie beaten. This time by 12 frames.

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NES City Connection (JPN) "warps" in 10:21.99 by link_7777 & EZGames69.
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- Uses warps
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Racing
In City Connection you must drive along on roads, painting them a different color. When you have all the roads painted, you go on to the next level. Cops are frequent along the roads, but oil cans will quickly stop them in their tracks. Avoid cats and spikes, and collect balloons to warp to further levels.

In this run, link_7777 & EZGames69 beat all 16 unique levels of this game and take some well planned warps.


[Fastest Completion]NES Cliffhanger (USA) in 06:55.12 by klmz.
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- Genre: Platform
A plane filled with terrorists attempting to steal money from a treasury plane while airborne is shot down by an FBI plane. The terrorists survive and send out a distress signal, which the main character, Gabe, responds to. However, Gabe does not know that the mayday signal is coming from a group of terrorists, and after reaching them, the terrorists capture Gabe's partner, Hal, and hold him hostage. Gabe must then set out and retrieve the money in order to save Hal.

Cliffhanger is a platform game that was released on November 17, 1993 based on the film of the same name.


[Fastest Completion]NES Clu Clu Land (JPN/USA) in 11:06.17 by pdk.
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- Uses a game restart sequence
- Genre: Puzzle
Clu Clu Land is an odd Nintendo puzzle game in the same vein as the old PC game Clockwerx. The goal of the game is to uncover patterns of golden ingots buried under the ground by passing over them. You do this by moving your character to the pegs and having her grab onto and spin around them.

The author, pdk, controls two players simultaneously for more speed and entertainment.


[Fastest Completion]NES Conan: The Mysteries of Time (USA) in 04:59.77 by klmz.
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- Genre: Platform
Conan: The Mysteries of Time is a side-scrolling action video game for the Nintendo Entertainment System released in 1991. It was developed and published by Mindscape. While it features the Conan the Barbarian character, it is a simple adaptation of a computer game called Myth: History in the Making, which was developed by System 3.

In this single player, side-scrolling, platform game you control Conan, on a quest, ordained by the Gods, to destroy various mythological creatures, under the control of the sinister Dameron.


[Fastest Completion]NES Crash 'n' the Boys: Street Challenge (USA) "best ending" in 08:10.86 by Inzult.
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- Maximum kills
- Best ending
- Genre: Fighting
- Genre: Sport
Crash 'n' the Boys: Street Challenge is part of the Kunio-kun series. Kunio is the protagonist of the series and the guardian of Nekketsu High School. His name has been localized in a variety of ways: "Crash" Cooney in this game, Mr. K in Renegade, Sam in Super Dodge Ball, and Alex in River City Ransom. In this game, representatives of the high schools compete in five no-holds-barred events.

In this run, GuanoBowl ends all the races early by knocking his opponent out. Rockets are purchased to make the hammer throw go farther and gum is used to help him hold his breath underwater. This run gets the extended ending by winning as Crash's school.

In this run, inzult improves the predecessor movie by GuanoBowl by 3:18.55 minutes.


[Fastest Completion]NES Cross Fire (JPN) in 05:52.45 by MESHUGGAH & RobynS.
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- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter
Cross Fire is a 2D Platformer game, developed and published by Kyugo Boueki, which was released in Japan in 1990. It has gameplay somewhat reminiscent of the Contra series, as you control Eric the soldier on his quest to fight evil all over the world.

The player begins armed with grenades and their trusty fists, but soon receives a sub-machine gun to help mow down their enemies. In this run however, MESHUGGAH and RobynS ignore its intended purpose and instead uses the machine gun to hover, pass through walls, and even skip boss fights entirely. Assisted by the world's most determined helicopter pilot, the game is completed in just under 6 minutes.

This run is 3 frames faster than the predecessor movie by MESHUGGAH.


NES Cybernoid: The Fighting Machine (USA) in 04:38.36 by Alyosha.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Shooter
Cybernoid is considered extremely difficult to beat. You can only take one hit before you die, and you have only nine lives.

In this run, Alyosha makes use of all given weapons to save time. The run has no music, because sound effects were chosen by default instead.


NES DAIVA Story 6: Nirsartia no Gyokuza (JPN) "best ending" in 36:53.04 by genzie.
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DAIVA Story 6: Nirsartia no Gyokuza (DAIVA ストーリー6 ナーサティアの玉座) is the sixth game in the DAIVA saga. Like the other games in this franchise, it tells the same overarching story, however this time the story is explored through the view of the protagonist named Mahtari Shuban. Mahtari's task is to take resources from 15 different hostile planets and also defeat the enemies who inhabit them.

Unlike the other games of the saga, released on various Japanese home computers, this game was released on the Famicom. It also plays more like a shoot-em-up rather than a strategy game like the other games of the saga, except you don't float at all, since the main character is affected by the gravity of the planets he visits.

Newcomer genzie achieves the best ending in record time.


NES Dash Galaxy in the Alien Asylum (USA) in 06:37.33 by CtrlAltDestroy.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Dash Galaxy in the Alien Asylum was a game developed by Beam Software and published by Data East in 1990. Your objective is to guide the spaceman Dash Galaxy to the top of the alien rocket he has been imprisoned in, where an escape pod leads to his freedom.

The author, CtrlAltDestroy, skips most of the puzzle rooms and gathers only the required items from the platforming stages in order to complete the game as fast as possible.


NES Defender of the Crown (USA) in 01:46.31 by £e Nécroyeur.
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- Genre: Strategy
Defender of the Crown is a strategy game loosely based on the historical novel Ivanhoe. It was originally released by Cinemaware for the Commodore Amiga in 1986, and was later ported to many other home computer systems and game consoles.

In this run, £e Nécroyeur uses luck manipulation and frame precision to complete this game in the fastest time possible.


NES Destiny of an Emperor (USA) in 1:21:09.61 by Acmlm.
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- Genre: RPG
Destiny of an Emperor was Capcom’s first RPG, released in 1989-90, and is based on Romance of the Three Kingdoms.

The battling style of this game can be described like Final Fantasy meets Pokémon; your team of warriors versus the opposing team of warriors, and any opponents freed from their posts can be later picked up in the wilds and converted to your side!

Acmlm bests the previous movie by over 25 minutes by reverse engineering the game and brute forcing luck manipulation. Critical hit, it's super effective.


NES Die Hard (USA) in 02:12.93 by link_7777.
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- Takes damage to save time
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- Genre: Action
Die Hard is a top down action game based on the movie of the same name. The game has multiple endings.

In this TAS, link_777 swiftly blows up the helipad with C4 and a detonator that he gains access to by repeatedly walking up and down flights of stairs.


NES Disney's TaleSpin (USA) in 17:18.02 by Thorning.
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Talespin is a shoot 'em up game featuring Baloo the bear from Disney's 'The Jungle Book' in a high flying, dare devil race to save his company from takeover by the evil who-body.

NES Disney's The Jungle Book (USA) in 20:13.83 by x2poet.
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- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
Based on the famous animated movie, Walt Disney's The Jungle Book is a platform game where you control Mowgli, the boy who was raised by wild animals deep in the jungle, as he journeys to the human village to find safety from the tiger Shere Khan.

The author, X2poet, uses precise jumping and swinging to finish this game in just over 20 minutes.

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


NES Disney's The Little Mermaid (USA) in 06:41.32 by McBobX.
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The Little Mermaid is a simple game based on the movie of the same name. You control the mermaid Ariel as she swims through several stages and beats up bosses by tossing fish encapsulated in bubbles.

Normally, shooting bubbles stops Ariel, so a speedrun would try to avoid all the enemies. However, the author manages to fire shots with little movement delay thanks to a glitch involving turning around. Luck manipulation is also used to beat the bosses quite quickly. For more details, see the submission comments.

In this run, McBobX, improves upon the previous version by 7 seconds.


NES Dizzy the Adventurer (USA) in 07:49.67 by alden.
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- Genre: Platform
The Dizzy series of computer games was one of the most successful computer game brands of the late eighties. They were all based around a central figure, an intelligent egg-like creature called Dizzy.

Dizzy the Adventurer is an enhanced NES port of the sixth game in the series, Dizzy: Prince of the Yolkfolk, completed fast by the use of creative routes and of course, maximum speed.

There is also a run of the second game in the series, Treasure Island Dizzy.


NES Donkey Kong 3 (USA) in 00:56.54 by MESHUGGAH.
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- Genre: Action
In the third installment in the Donkey Kong series, Stanley the bugman discovers Donkey Kong in his greenhouse, releasing insects that are attacking his precious flowers. To save his flowers, Stanley aims to stop the ape by blasting him away with a bug spray can.

In this movie, MESHUGGAH improves on previous submissions through better luck manipulation, more precise shooting, and by dying on a very specific frame to skip the score countdown after the first level.


NES Donkey Kong: Original Edition "all items" in 01:33.83 by adelikat.
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
Donkey Kong: Original Edition is an attempt to take the Nintendo Entertainment System port of Donkey Kong and make it more like the arcade original. While still inferior to the original coin-op in terms of cutscenes, graphics, and sound, it has restored the 50M level, which was absent on most home ports.

NES Double Dare (USA) in 06:16.81 by TheRealThingy.
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- Genre: Gameshow
Double Dare is closely based on an old Nickelodeon children's game show. To win, each team must answer a few of the trivia questions before time runs out. If the team answering thinks the other team might not know the answer, they can "dare" the other team to answer the question for double the points. However, the other team has the option to "double dare" them right back for a chance to win quadruple the points. The winning team gets to race through the Double Dare obstacle course, which features obstacles like the 1-Ton Human Hamster Wheel and a tank of Nickelodeon's iconic green slime.

This run improves the predecessor movie by 6.92 seconds.


NES Double Moon Densetsu (JPN) in 19:50.34 by TaoTao.
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- Major skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Corrupts memory
- Genre: RPG
Double Moon Densetsu (ダブルムーン伝説 Legend of the Double Moon) is a 1992 turn-based NES RPG. The author uses a complex memory corruption glitch to skip many events, slimming this normally long RPG down to under 20 minutes. Technical details about the glitches used are in the author's comments.

NES Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (USA) in 16:51.25 by xy2_.
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- Genre: Action
Based loosely on the novel with a similar name, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde follows Dr. Jekyll as he walks to his wedding. For some reason though, everyone and everything is out to kill him. Unfortunately for them, he has mastered the art of phase walking.

This run is an improvement of over a minute over the previous run, thanks to more optimization and a new glitch that allows Jekyll to clip through the screen.


NES Dragon's Lair (JPN) in 03:52.55 by MESHUGGAH.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Dragon's Lair is much better known in its incarnations for other platforms as an FMV game with only slight amounts of control over the player's action. The NES version is more of a traditional platformer, but very smooth animation for the era and funny-looking characters inspired by the cartoon graphics of the other versions - this includes the final boss, who isn't seen very much in this run thanks to abuse of the game mechanics.

This is an improvement of around a second to the previous run.


NES Dragon Fighter (USA) in 12:15.28 by nitsuja.
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- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter
Dragon Fighter is a cross-over between a platformer and a shooter. It starts out in platform mode, where you can collect dragon points. When you have enough, you can transform into a powerful dragon, turning the game into a autoscrolling shooter. The game scrolls slowly in this mode, but the dragon moves fast.

By continuously switching between the two modes, it allows the player to go as fast as possible, which makes an otherwise boring game interesting.


NES Dragon Warrior II (USA) in 46:25.0 by TheAxeMan.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
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The second Dragon Warrior game beaten as fast as possible.

Dragon Warrior is an epic RPG series which now spans 8 games across many systems. The second game greatly expands on the first to include a party of three heroes (all descendents of Erdrick and the hero of DW1) and battles that may include many enemies.
The world is much bigger and there are many big dungeons to explore as well. Luckily there are new abilities and items to make this easier. Enemies can randomly drop items when defeated and there is a lottery which is the precursor to the casinos which appear in each later DW game. Finally, you might notice that many of the enemies in this game appear in later games, particularly DW8.


NES Duck Hunt (JPN/USA) in 01:46.82 by Randil.
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- Uses a game restart sequence
- Genre: Shooter
Duck Hunt is the classic NES zapper game.

No live ducks are seen in this movie.


NES EarthBound Beginnings (USA) in 47:56.08 by Nitrodon.
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- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Unofficial game
- Genre: RPG
EarthBound Beginnings is the first game in the Mother/EarthBound series, known simply as Mother in Japan. It was localized for a 1990 US release, but wasn't released outside Japan until 2015. During that time, the original localized title, "EarthBound", was used for the English release of Mother 2.

Long referred to as "EarthBound Zero" by fans, the game was finally given an official title for its Wii U eShop release.

This movie is done on the US prototype, which does not have the "bread crumbs" glitch used in our other movie of the game. It does, however, have a run button, which means this movie may seem faster at times, even though it's a lot longer.


NES EarthBound Beginnings (JPN) "warp glitch" in 23:07.85 by chatterbox.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
This is the JPN version of EarthBound Beginnings (also known as Mother (マザー) ). As the first version of the game, it has a number of useful glitches; this run abuses the way the game handles the "Bread crumbs" item to warp off the edge of reality and casually walk straight into the final boss's lair under a second faster than the previous run.

We also have a more normal run of the localized version, which doesn't include this glitch.


NES Elevator Action (USA) in 06:47.33 by Alyosha.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
A rather simple, unique classic game.

The hero of this game is a spy/agent who raids buildings infested with men in black. He collects important documents from various apartments/closets (which, for the sake of simplicity, are colored indicatively), and then leaves by his car to the next raid.

After raiding the last building, he goes to raid the same buildings once again, ad infinitum.

Even a small game like this isn't free of bugs. The unsafe elevators of this game offer a few maneuvers that should not be attempted in real life.

Four levels were played.

Alyosha improves the previous publication by 10.13 seconds, thanks to better optimisation.


NES Fantasy Zone (JPN) in 04:07.07 by Hisatoki.
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- Genre: Shooter
Fantasy Zone is a short, colorful arcade port which somewhat uniquely is a shooter that does not autoscroll! Since there are no levels to scroll through, the boss battles start when eight of the enemy bases have been destroyed.

In this run, Hisatoki manipulates luck and buys and uses better weapons in order to finish this game as fast as possible.


NES Fester's Quest (USA) in 19:38.81 by ars4326.
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Genre: Shooter
Fester's Quest, developed by Sunsoft, is based on the 1960s television series The Addams Family. While out one night enjoying a quiet evening of "moonbathing", Fester witnesses an alien invasion occur against the city. Armed with his blunderbuss, Fester vows to stop this invasion by finding and defeating the 5 alien bosses (hidden in office buildings) before tracking down the UFO.

In ars4326's run, Uncle Fester briskly paces through the game's overworld and sewers, picking up a few sub-weapons from fellow Addams Family members along the way. Doing so allows quick destruction of the alien bosses guarding the clues to the UFO's whereabouts (as well as the final boss).

A time-saving glitch allowing instant wins on all of the game's bosses was forewent also, due to the author's preference not to use it.


NES Final Fantasy (JPN) "stairs glitch" in 06:58.25 by TheAxeMan, Inzult & Gyre.
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- Genre: RPG
The world is veiled in darkness. Winds don't blow, the seas are stormy, and the earth rots. All people can hope for is that the ancient prophecy will be finally fulfilled. "When the world is veiled in darkness, four warriors will come..." And indeed, they come - the four characters you have previously chosen. Their first quest is to free a princess from the evil knight Garland, and then the real journey begins.

... or that was the intention, anyway. Instead, the heroes walk up and down some stairs, talk to a random person in the castle, and the final boss conveniently shows up.


NES Fire 'n Ice (USA) in 1:03:26.33 by Randil.
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- Genre: Puzzle
Fire 'n Ice is the prequel to Solomon's Key, known as Solomon's Key 2 elsewhere. In it, Dana manipulates ice blocks to remove all of the fire from each level. Randil completes all 101 levels of this "highly addictive" puzzler in 1:03:32.59.

NES Fisher-Price: Firehouse Rescue (USA) in 10:59.13 by goofydylan8.
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In Fisher-Price: Firehouse Rescue, the player controls a fireman driving a firetruck. Both the fireman and the firetruck bear the familiar style of the popular Fisher-Price toy line. The object of the game is to rescue pets from trees and people from houses in the immediate neighborhood. There are 2 parts to this task: the first part involves navigating the maze-like streets from an overhead perspective in order to find the troubled residence. Once the house is reached, the second part of the job is to maneuver the firetruck's ladder underneath the person or animal in need of rescue, from a side perspective, and letting them down to safety.

While the first level confines the entire neighborhood to a one-screen maze, later levels span multiple screens, thereby increasing the challenge. Further, later levels also add time limits and additional keys that the player must collect before attempting the rescue mission.


NES Fist of The North Star (USA) in 07:21.76 by Alyosha & Kyman.
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- Genre: Fighting
This is a platform beat 'em up based on the anime series Hokuto no Ken. According to the manual, Kenshirou, the main character, has to save the people from the evil Emperor Heaven. The game itself, however, features no story whatsoever, but a lot of platform action instead. You have to run quickly through the levels (there is a time limit), punching and kicking your enemies, causing them to fly away or to explode. Occasionally you will meet a boss, visit secret areas behind doors and collect various power-ups.

This run improves the previous movie by a little over 20 seconds, thanks to greater optimization and a surprising new glitch for beating some bosses very quickly.

There is also a run of the precursor to this game.


NES Front Line (JPN) in 02:38.97 by was0x.
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- Genre: Shooter
Front Line is a military combat-themed game ported from the arcade. The objective is to fight off infantry units and tanks until you reach the enemies compound. was0x completes the first iteration of this game in 2:39.23, though the game repeats this stage forever upon completion.

NES G.I. Joe (USA) in 16:49.6 by xipo.
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- Genre: Platform
The Cobra Command threatens the world and the G.I. Joe team is needed to stop it!

G.I. Joe (1991) is a platformer difficult because of its intricate routes and bosses, but the author makes short work of both. In particular, this movie sports some of the shortest boss fights of any game. It also provides entertainment through varied character and vehicle use (thankfully, the game still manages not to lag immensely even with all the action thrown in).

This is an improvement of 107 seconds to the previous movie by Ferret Warlord.


NES Ghostbusters (JPN) in 01:34.34 by MESHUGGAH.
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If what was done in this movie was possible in real life, economies worldwide would crash.

Ghostbusters is a hastily produced game based on the 1984 movie of the same name. The NES version is a notoriously bad port, and the Japanese version contains a glitch that allows the Ghost Alarm item to be sold for more than it costs, allowing entry into the Zuul Building much earlier than intended.

In this movie, MESHUGGAH improves the first run of this game by 38 frames through a few small optimizations. See the author's notes for more details.


Note: A bug in the Japanese version causes the ending screen to incorrectly display "りり". This movie will also sync while the PAXKKLAA Game Genie code is used, which shows the corrected text:

Conglaturation !!!

You have completed a grate game.

And prooved the justice of our culture.

Now go and rest our heroes !


NES Ghoul School (USA) in 04:02.73 by Andrewg.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
Ghoul School is a game where a multi-talented teen named Spike O'Hara fights through a horde of various ghouls with the talent of MacGyver, needing only a towel, shoes, springs, and embalming fluid.

Normally, this game would require getting many more items, but due to heavy glitching, most of the items are skipped and the game is completed in a mere four minutes. This is a 7 second improvement over the previous run.


NES Golf (USA) in 04:58.49 by link_7777.
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Golf is a sports game developed and released by Nintendo in 1984. As the name of the game suggests, Golf is about playing Golf. It was the first golfing game to use power and accuracy bars, paving the way for future golfing games.

link_7777 completes all 18 holes as quickly and with as few strokes as possible.


NES Golgo 13: Top Secret Episode (USA) in 44:40.04 by dave_dfwm.
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- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Shooter
Golgo 13: Top Secret Episode is a game based on a popular Japanese manga. You control Golgo 13, an assassin who is ordered to take out the leader of the DREK Empire. The game features four different gameplay modes: action, flying, 360 degree shooting and 3D maze.

The author, dave_dfwm, speeds through this little-known game in less than 45 minutes.


NES Gotcha! The Sport! (USA) in 03:25.33 by adelikat.
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Gotcha! The Sport! is a video game for the Nintendo Entertainment System that was released in 1987 based on the 1985 film Gotcha!. It is a Capture the Flag-style game played with paintball guns loaded with simulated paintballs.

The player's mission is to get through the level, capture the enemy flag by shooting it, and return it to your base. This is while simultaneously trying not to get shot by the other team, run out of ammo, or run out of time. A light gun is necessary for this game, but one needs to also use the controller. The directional pad will move the screen left and right. Ammo boxes can be found sitting on the ground or carried by enemies in the background. It seems that only misses cost you ammo, so if one's aim is precise, they will receive a significant bonus for leftover ammunition.

There are three levels in the game: Woods, Warehouse District and Snow Fields. The Woods and Snow Fields levels feature enemies in military garb, while the Warehouse District features enemies modeled after early 1980s punks. These rounds repeat in this order infinitely; each time around, the reaction time needed for the enemies to aim and fire is reduced.

In this run, adelikat uses his amazing uber-Aimbot skills to decimate anyone and everyone who stands in his way to capture the flag. This movie is a demonstration of NES Zapper support in the most recent versions of BizHawk, and is the first movie to use the new bk2 file format for BizHawk.


NES Gumshoe (USA) in 14:43.98 by Highness.
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- Genre: Shooter
Gumshoe is a game developed by Yoshio Sakamoto of Nintendo (known for his work on the Metroid games). Using the NES Zapper accessory, shoot the enemies and obstacles in the hero's path or shoot the hero himself to make him jump over them on his way to save his daughter from the Mafia.

Since the game is an autoscroller, highness aims for maximum kills and score instead of time.


NES Gyromite in 23:07.71 by kirbymuncher.
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Gyromite is one of two video games designed for use with the Robotic Operating Buddy (R.O.B.), the other being Stack Up. You control a professor who must clear levels by picking up lighted bundles of dynamite while R.O.B. raises and lowers the red and blue gates.

The author, kirbymuncher, plays through the game as fast as possible with optimized movement and a couple of glitches.


NES Heavy Shreddin' (USA) in 17:34.95 by Explosion Pills.
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- Genre: Sport
Heavy Shreddin' is a relatively obscure snowboarding game with five different events: Downhill, Slalom, Halfpipe, Moguls, and Backwoods. Though the screen scrolls at a set speed, there are several speed altering techniques that can be used to obtain a faster time.

Explosion Pills uses these techniques along with TAS precision to finish all slopes and events in less than 18 minutes.


[Fastest Completion]NES High Speed (USA) in 20:05.57 by dwangoAC.
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
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High Speed was released on the NES by Rare Inc. in 1991 and is based on a real pinball machine released by Williams pinball in 1985. The core rules of High Speed were ported over fairly faithfully from the original pinball machine although Rare added in two different minigames and a "wizard mode" goal which is reached by completing a total of 8 cannon minigames and 6 race minigames.

Completing all three races and all four cannon minigames causes a spaceship to appear which displays a message that states "you have beaten the system... for now”; beating another round of three races and four cannon minigames causes a rocket to appear which states “you have beaten the system this time.” and marks the end of the game. Reaching this final “you beat the system” bonus is the goal of this speedrun.


NES Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (USA) in 07:07.16 by jlun2.
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A weird game, very loosely based on the second movie of the Home Alone movie series. Features, among other things, Kevin McCallister dodging brooms and suitcases, obtaining the Screw Attack from Metroid, and, of course, fending off those two crooks that are going after him.

NES Hook (USA) in 23:19.64 by GlitchMan.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Hook is an NES game based on the movie of the same name. Unlike the SNES game based on the same movie, this game is less linear, though there are still a limited number of effective routes on the map screen. Also, four items need to be collected to beat the game.

GlitchMan plays through this game quickly, using some collision glitches which allow him to do things like fall through floors (as the screenshot for this movie shows). For more details, see the author's comments.


NES Hudson's Adventure Island (USA) in 35:45.55 by ktwo.
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In the South Pacific, Master Higgins lives peacefully wearing only a grass skirt and a cap. That is, until the Evil Witch Doctor decides to capture Princess Leilani and hold her as his own. Now Higgins must rise to the task of saving her!

The most obvious way to save time in this game is to pick up as little fruit as possible and be close to dying from starvation when the level ends so the score-countdown will take less time.

This movie beats the previous record by 1:12.16 minutes thanks to a bunch of new time saving techniques found in this game since 2006.


[Console-verified]NES Hudson's Adventure Island II (USA) in 22:22.41 by red-crowned-crane & hellagels.
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- Genre: Platform
The second in a series of Hudson's Adventure Island games. Much like its predecessor, it's extremely straightforward but by no means easy.

This run is 12.61 seconds faster than the previous thanks to a new glitch.

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[Notable improvement]NES Hydlide (USA) in 05:11.62 by dunnius.
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- Genre: RPG
Hydlide is an old and somewhat notorious game, mostly because it has very strange gameplay mechanics. For the first part of the game, walking consumes health, and the character must stop every now and then to regain it.

This is one of the few games (the only one?) where the level grinding sequences are actually entertaining, while the boss fights aren't. Hitting a boss decreases your own health as well as the boss's, after which there is much waiting for more health until you can hit him again.

This is an improvement of 3:54.79 over the previous TAS, due to overall better levelling strategy and route planning.

There is also a submitted TAS that uses codes and removes the need to level grind or wait for health.


NES Ikari Warriors (USA) in 25:46.32 by ktwo.
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- Genre: Shooter
Ikari Warriors is a vertically scrolling action game where one or two players fight their way through a variety of terrain, such as jungles, rivers, and ruins. Along the way different weapons can be found, including machine guns, grenades, and rocket launchers.

NES Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (USA) in 02:57.56 by MESHUGGAH & Randil.
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- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Puzzle
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade lent itself to two well-known video game adaptations - an adventure game and a straight-up action game. This game, made by Taito, is neither of those two; it is comprised of several short smaller games with varying genres.

This run by MESHUGGAH and Randil is the result of careful luck manipulation and several time-saving tricks.


NES Inversion (1.4) in 05:18.91 by MESHUGGAH & jhztfs.
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A boy named Satoshi suffers from a unique type of color blindness — he can only see in black and white. However, he also has a special ability to turn solid objects intangible and vice versa! But despite the amazing power he holds, Satoshi only wants to see like a normal boy. He seeks out an answer to his vision problem in a mystical manor called the Denine Devil Mansion, where he meets a scientist who offers him a game. If Satoshi wins, he might gain the ability to see in color. With that goal in mind, Satoshi accepts the offer and begins the Inversion game.

In each level, Satoshi must collect all of the keys to open the door to the next map. He can use his special ability to change the solidity of all objects in the level and reveal solutions to the game's many puzzles. Springs, moving platforms, vertical conveyor belts and levers can also be used to his advantage.

In this run, MESHUGGAH & jhztfs use a few tricks and a lot of precise movement to help Satoshi beat the game in record time. This run is 5.94 seconds faster than the previous version by MESHUGGAH.


NES Inversion (1.4) "Extra world" in 01:16.44 by MESHUGGAH & jhztfs.
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- Uses a level password
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform
Inversion is a homebrew game created by Lucas "Dizzy9" Kur. The goal of the game is to collect all of the keys from each map to open a door leading to the next level. The game also features a more challenging level set called the "Extra World", accessible by entering a password.

Here, MESHUGGAH and jhztfs play through the Extra World, using a few tricks and glitches as well as precision to beat this mode as quickly as possible. This run is faster than MESHUGGAH's previous version by 1.43 second.

We also have a run of Inversion's main mode.


NES Iron Tank: The Invasion of Normandy (USA) in 11:47.47 by £e Nécroyeur.
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Iron Tank: The Invasion of Normandy (1988) is a top-down action shooting game by SNK, based on their earlier arcade game TNK III. You take control of a commando named Paul (codenamed SNAKE) as he mans the titular tank to infiltrate the German stronghold.

In this run, £e Nécroyeur uses tool-assisted precision as well as some tricks, glitches, and luck manipulation to blast his way to victory in a little under 12 minutes.


NES Jackie Chan's Action Kung Fu (USA) in 16:32.75 by Baxter, Randil & Alyosha.
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Jackie Chan and his twin sister Josephine were great kung fu fighters in China and trained under a great master. One day when Jackie and Josephine were out walking, the Master's great enemy, The Sorcerer, appeared. The Sorcerer had come to rule over China and knew the twins would stand in his way, so he cast a spell to make Josephine disappear. Now it's up to Jackie Chan to follow after the Sorcerer and battle his minions in order to rescue his sister and save China.

Jackie Chan's Action Kung Fu is a side-scrolling fighting game. Jackie's controls are one button to jump and another one to attack or be used in combination with a direction for a special attack. On his quest, Jackie must punch and kick his way past frogs, ninjas, birds and other enemies. Jackie can acquire special-moves such as the Tornado attack, the 180 degree spin kick, the 360 degree spin kick and the Sky Attack. Other power-ups include energy refills and bonus points.


NES Jaws (USA) in 03:36.48 by adelikat.
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Anyone up for some fishing?

In this TAS of Jaws, the attack level is upgraded to 3, which is the minimum required to kill Jaws in a single encounter. 30,000 points are needed to get the mini-sub which has double attack power. Because of this, a regular encounter is substituted for a Jaws encounter, so that Jaws can be hit for more points.

This movie is a 42.6 sec improvement over the previous one.


NES Joe & Mac (USA) in 06:30.54 by RobynS.
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Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja features the characters Joe and Mac as cavemen ninjas in a multi-level platform area where the player has to jump and club incoming enemies. They can also throw at them from distance using such weapons as boomerangs, bones, fire, flints, electricity and stone wheels. The objective of the game is to rescue a group of girls who were kidnapped by a rival tribe.

This run improves the predecessor movie by 607 frames from some lag reduction and better boss fights.


[Fastest Completion]NES Jumpin' Kid: Jack to Mame no Ki Monogatari (JPN) in 05:32.45 by klmz.
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Jumpin' Kid: Jack to Mame no Ki Monogatari (Jumping Kid: The Tale of Jack and the Beanstalk) is a variation of the famous fairy tale, Jack and the Beanstalk. The game was released on December 19, 1990 in Japan for the Famicom.

It is a challenging platform game that plays similar to Mega Man. Beans help to improve the player's attack, while springs are used to improve his jumping height.


NES Jurassic Park: The Lost World in 00:50.85 by MESHUGGAH.
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This run further proves that pirate games can be broken not just upon release, but even more so after being TASed.

MESHUGGAH speeds through this unlicensed port of the SNES game based on the movie, using optimized movement and a glitch to jump through the egg pen wall to finish in a mere 50.84 seconds.


NES Kanshaku tamanage Kantarō no Tōkaidō Gojūsan-tsugi (JPN) in 08:31.18 by goofydylan8.
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In Kanshaku tamanage Kantarō no Tōkaidō Gojūsan-tsugi (かんしゃく玉投げカン太郎の東海道五十三次), you play a fireworks-maker traveling the Tōkaidō road. The game actually bears quite a resemblance to the actual geography of the Tōkaidō road; famous landmarks, rivers, and flora types are reproduced as well as they can be given the limitations of the Famicom.

The game is quite difficult -- the hero is slow moving and hard to control, and your only weapon is an endless supply of fireworks. The author's comments detail the methods used as well as explaining all of the various baddies encountered during this quest.


NES Karnov (USA) in 08:58.5 by adelikat.
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Karnov is one of those games whose fame defies my logicBisqwit.

The game retells the legend of a muscular fire-spitting man called Karnov, employed by Scottish villagers to eat gypsies' babies and pillage their settlements. Except in this particular case, Karnov's full name is Jinborov Karnovski, he looks like an old-school Ukrainian, turns blue when hit, and his goal here is to take some kind of treasures from feeble, unsuspecting enemies. Later in the game he also grows a pair of wings and flies. In doing so, he strongly defies laws of physics, common sense, and notions of subtle Kid Icarus mockery.

The developers of this game, Data East, probably decided it would be a good idea to only let the screen scroll in one direction at once, and pretty slowly at that. It's not particularly surprising, though, considering the previous paragraph.

This new version of Karnov TAS by adelikat is a ~5 second improvement over the previous movie by Arc. The time was saved thanks to taking damage in a different part of the run, as well as various small optimizations scattered around.


NES Kero Kero Keroppi no Dai Bouken 2: Donuts Ike ha Oosawagi! (JPN) in 12:39.23 by x2poet.
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Kero Kero Keroppi no Dai Bouken 2: Donuts Ike ha Oosawagi! is a Famicom exclusive starring Keroppi the frog, a character created by Sanrio (well-known for their Hello Kitty character). In this sequel to Keroppi's first game, monsters have taken all the children in Donut Park and Keroppi is out to stop them.

The author, x2poet, hops his way through the stages, chaining enemy and floating block jumps and speeding through minigames to get to the end as fast as possible.


NES Kickle Cubicle (USA) in 59:48.31 by goofydylan8 & Blublu.
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Kickle Cubicle is a game where the title character kicks ice cubes to solve puzzles. Unlike most other NES puzzle games, it has a plot and even boss fights. Every story mode and bonus level (101 total) is completed in this hour long movie.

NES Kid Kool and the Quest for the Seven Wonder Herbs (USA) in 13:26.37 by Randil.
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Kid Kool, a game created by Vic Tokai, stars "Kool" as he gains 7 magical herbs to cure the king of a dreaded illness. He does this along with his helpful red partner "Wicky" who can kill enemies and help defeat bosses. If the player fails to complete the game in under three hours (in-game), then the king dies. So this is a frantic game where speed is key.

In this run, Randil uses zipping glitches (aided by MATLAB) and expert playing to finish with an in-game time of under ten minutes, leaving the enemies in the dust and saving the king with much time to spare.


NES Kid Niki 2 (JPN) in 09:06.88 by Randil.
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This is the fourth TAS movie of 快傑ヤンチャ丸 2 - からくりランド (Kaiketsu Yanchamaru 2 - Karakuriland).

This is a pretty straightforward and simple game, but the author was still able to improve the old movie by 15 seconds primarily by getting more speed shoes.


NES Kid Niki: Radical Ninja (USA) in 09:44.39 by Ouijawii.
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In this side scrolling action game, Kid Niki must rescue his beloved Princess Margo who has been kidnapped by the Stone Wizard. You are equipped with a Spinning Sword to clear any minions that stand in your way. You can also find a Golden Bell, whose chime slays from a distance, a Silver Bell, which creates an impenetrable shield of sound around you, a Mini-Niki, which grants you an extra life, and a Mini-Princess, which averts one death. There are seven realms you must traverse which each having a boss at the end. The seven bosses are Death Breath, Spike, the Stone Buddha, the Horned Witch, the Green Grub, the Mad Monk, the Samurai Guard, and the Stone Wizard,

NES King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder! (USA) in 33:27.63 by BZero.
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King Graham sets off on a journey to save his family from the evil wizard Mordack. Unfortunately for him, the number of beings in the world that desire to kill him are vast, and only the most silly usage of items can save him from impending doom. He also has a sidekick, Cedric the Owl, who is next to useless.

A port of the PC game from the well-known King's Quest series, King's Quest V is an adventure game infamous for its numerous dead ends, long fetch quests, and overly obscure solutions. The game is highly restrictive, with minimum points necessary to beat the game being not much less than the maximum 260 points, and as such, this TAS goes for the maximum.


NES Kiteretsu Daihyakka (JPN) in 10:15.0 by Michinaga.
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Kiteretsu Daihyakka is a platforming game published by Epoch in 1994 on the Famicom. The game is based on the manga and anime series of the same name. You play as Kiteretsu, a ten-year-old boy whose invention to get into dreams has gone haywire and has trapped both him and his friends in a dream world. Kiteretsu must now travel through the dream world in order to save his friends with the help of an invention which can invert gravity to walk on ceilings.

Michinaga makes his way through the game and defeats the final boss in record time.

This improves the predecessor movie by 2.88 seconds thanks to better mouvements and manipulation.


NES Kyouryuu Sentai Juuranger (JPN) in 06:29.48 by MESHUGGAH.
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger is an action platform game based on Japanese TV show of the same name which later inspired US TV series Power Rangers. As in the show, the villain witch Bandora is plotting an evil scheme and zyurangers set out to stop her. The game consists of five stages each ending with a boss fight. Each stage is assigned to one of five zyurangers. The ranger starts with a blaster, but by entering a door halfway through the stage he gets his respective legendary weapon. Legendary weapons are stronger than the blaster, but in most cases have limited attack range. If the player collects ten coins scattered in the stage, a picture of zyuranger's respective mecha is shown and the ranger's health is fully replenished. Between the stages the player is challenged to one of three possible minigames: a simple quiz, a pong-like game or a bomb toss game. These minigames can be selected and played from the main menu, with the latter two available for two-player mode. The game has a password feature.

[Has commentary]NES Lagrange Point (JPN) in 1:03:25.1 by neo_omegon.
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- Takes damage to save time
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
'Lagrange Point' (ラグランジュポイント), is a very late (as in, released in 1991) Japanese-only RPG produced for the NES. This game is notable because Konami teamed up with readers of Family Computer Magazine (ファミリーコンピュータマガジン) to form a group, called 芸夢工房 (geimukoubou, art dream workshop), in order to make this game. The readers were permitted to design the characters, monsters, events, message-texts, music, the title-screen, and such. With enhanced sound for the NES due to Konami's VRC7 sound generator Integrated Circuit, the game is considered a masterpiece to many Japanese people.

The story is about a pilot, Jin (also known as Gin), who is exploring a biohazard outbreak at a space colony, linked to the disappearance of Dr. Stolte. He arrives, only for the spaceship to be attacked. The effect of the outbreak soon becomes clear.

More information on the game can be found on the Japanese Wikipedia (machine translation).


This run of a Japanese-only RPG with an unofficial translation by Aeon Genesis (the run won't sync in it) features commentary in the form of Advanced SubStation Alpha soft subtitles created by FractalFusion and the author, neo_omegon. If you use MPlayer to view the MKV, add the -ass option to the commandline to view the subtitles with their proper layout.

NES Lee Trevino's Fighting Golf (USA) in 08:25.17 by Acmlm.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Sport
Lee Trevino's Fighting Golf is a one to four-player NES/arcade game released by SNK in 1988. Gameplay is relatively simplistic, but was on par with video games of the period. The player has to avoid sand traps, water hazards, rough ground and trees. The courses range from relatively straightforward fairways to elaborate arrangements of sand traps. Despite the title, no fighting is involved in the game.

The player can choose between four different golfers, of which each character has his or her own advantages and disadvantages. Lee Trevino is playable as a character named Super Mex (an actual nickname of his); other characters include Pretty Amy, Miracle Chosuke and Big Jumbo. Despite having the worst control, Big Jumbo is used here for his specialty with ranged hits.

In this run, Acmlm uses precise hits and luck manipulation to beat all 18 holes as fast as possible, which results in a very low final score as well.


NES Legend of the Ghost Lion (USA) in 36:53.79 by link_7777.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Legend of the Ghost Lion features a young girl, searching for her parents and the mystery of the White Lion, using the power of dreams to summon allies to fight for her.

Maria is seemingly a lucid dreamer, and gains the ability to control her dream and guide it to the truth of this game with the minimum of fuss. Now that's what I call a power nap!


NES Linus Spacehead's Cosmic Crusade (USA) in 28:43.6 by Bag of Magic Food.
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- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
Linus Spacehead's Cosmic Crusade is an unlicensed Nintendo game by Codemasters, which is also available licensed on the Genesis as Cosmic Spacehead. The game features a mix of adventure and side-scrolling action.

Here is the plot, according to Wikipedia:

Linus is an alien from the planet Linoleum who crashed into the legendary planet Earth. After returning home and expecting a hero's welcome, Linus soon found his fellow Linomen were skeptical of the existence of the so-called "planet Earth" and decides to return to it, this time with a camera. However, he is flat on the planets' currency, Linobucks, and must deal across the planet to get a new cosmic car and a camera. In his adventures, Linus deals himself out of Linoleum, quashes a robot revolution in Detroitica and gets gas from an abandoned space station.

In this run, watch Bag of Magic Food breeze through this game in just under half an hour with precise playing and some glitches. For plenty of details, including transcriptions of the amusing pieces of dialogue in this game, read the author's lengthy comments.


NES Lunar Pool (JPN) in 23:49.87 by Bisqwit.
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Lunar Ball, known as Lunar Pool in the US, is, as the name suggests, a pool game for the NES, comprising 60 stages of oddly-shaped tables.

With some heavy support from a bot and the help of an unusual glitch on two tables, the game is completed in record time.

The friction of the pool table can be adjusted; in this run it is left alone. See also the frictionless run. Reading the submission text is recommended.

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NES Lupin Sansei: Pandora no Isan (JPN) in 10:22.79 by fcxiaopengyou.
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Lupin Sansei: Pandora no Isan (ルパン三世 パンドラの遺産) is an action game, developed by TOSE and published by Namco, which was released in Japan in 1987. It is based on an animation called "Lupin Sansei" that is well-known in Japan. The main character of the series is a well-meaning thief named Arsene Lupin III, based on a comic by Maurice Leblanc in the early 1900s.

Lupin's friend Clarisse was kidnapped, and Lupin Sansei (ルパン三世) decided to rescue her. His companions Daisuke Jigen (次元 大介) and Goemon Ishikawa XIII (十三代目 石川 五ェ門) both wanted to help him. So they went to the villa, Chinatown, dock warehouse and pyramid to beat patron saints. Along the way, they dodge some enemies and solve some puzzles.

TASVideos has two other runs from other games starring Lupin III: Legend of the Gold of Babylon and Castle of Cagliostro.


NES Mad Max (USA) in 13:08.53 by TwistedEye.
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Mad Max is based on the 1981 Australian film Mad Max 2. The object of the game is to survive life after the end of the world by battling survivalists and collecting valuable food, water, gasoline, and money. There are three nonlinear stages, referred to as Road Wars, and each one ends in an Arena where the goal is to demolish every car and be the last one standing.

Twisted Eye blazes through this game, utilizing precision and a few glitches to get to the end in a little more than 13 minutes.


[Has commentary]NES Magician (USA) "best ending" in 11:33.84 by FatRatKnight.
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- Best ending
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Meet Paul -- A guy who starves to death five minutes after a grand meal. He also feels experienced from doing trivial things like entering a store or delivering mail.

While many heroes would depend on hours of fighting for experience, Paul instead gets his experience from those trivial things in order to defeat Abadon in a timely manner. Best ending requires all such trivial tasks done, ensuring you see Paul gaining experience from delivering a letter or talking to a tree.

Along the way, there are vicious enemies who beat up Paul. Being in a hurry, Paul doesn't stop for them, preferring to use the UNKNOWN spell to patch himself up. Normally this has a high chance of killing Paul in some of the most gruesome or comical ways possible, but instead it is manipulated to heal him.

This beats the authors previous run by a little over 38 seconds, primarily due to a new route.

Reading the author's comments is recommended.


This movie features commentary by the author, which has been added to the encode in the form of soft subtitles. If watching embedded stream via Archive.org, you can press the nearly invisible commentary button on the top right corner to see the commentary.

NES Majou Densetsu II: Daimashikyou Galious (JPN) in 18:41.63 by Hisatoki.
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- Genre: Adventure
Majou Densetsu II may have the same (translated) name as the MSX game Knightmare II: The Maze of Galious, but it's almost a completely different game. Though the plot is the same, the maps are totally different and there are some different items and fewer dungeons.

Hisatoki runs through the Maze, utilizing damage boosts and a glitch to fall through the floor underneath a ladder to finish in less than 19 minutes.


NES Maniac Mansion (USA) in 06:29.77 by Arc.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Adventure
Maniac Mansion (1990) is a unique game that has weird humor and crazy music. It features cutscenes, multiple ways to win, useless items (like Chuck the Plant), and microwavable hamsters. In the storyline, Dave and two of his friends infiltrate the Edison family's mansion in order to rescue Dave's girlfriend. In order to save her, the teens must get access to the inner lab, deal with Purple Tentacle, shut down the ZOM-B-MATIC, and defeat the evil Meteor.

This movie—Arc's eighth TAS of Maniac Mansion—is about 46 seconds faster than the previous attempt.

The author's comments for the submission help to explain the multitude of tricks and glitches used.


[Fastest Completion]NES Mappy (JPN) in 06:03.08 by Spikestuff.
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- Uses death to save time
- Genre: Platform
Mappy is a side-scrolling platform game that features cartoon-like animals, primarily cats and mice. The game's main character itself is a mouse. The objective of the game is to retrieve stolen items from the mansions of cats.

In this run, Spikestuff completes a full cycle of levels (16 levels) as fast as possible.


NES Mendel Palace (USA) in 19:02.97 by DarkKobold.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Puzzle
Mendel Palace is an action-puzzle game. When playing in real-time, it becomes more action than puzzle, and when TASing, it becomes more puzzle than action. The idea is to shove your opponents into the walls of the arena by flipping over ground tiles. This is harder than it looks, since the enemies often approach in swarms and can kill you with one touch.

Flipping can also reveal some other tile types. For instance, the sun tile flips over everything else, which often cleans up the arena in a hurry. However, there are also extra enemy spawn areas that can be uncovered, especially in the last levels. For more details, see the run's submission comments.

DarkKobold beats the game in just over 19 minutes by using 2 players at the same time.


NES Metal Max (JPN) in 24:16.57 by suwei.
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- Uses death to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
In Metal Max, a mysterious war known as "The Havoc" has almost destroyed the human civilization. It's unknown how it broke out, and no one even dares to find out. The few who are left have to struggle to survive. Among them is our young hero, E, who just makes his decision to become a great Hunter.

Released by Data East in Japan in 1991, Metal Max was one of the more "creative" console role-playing games due to more freedom in the story. The game is set in a post-apocalyptic future, in which surviving people cluster from villages to ruins, while some Hunters among them fight monsters and outlaws in the "wild".

In this run, suwei improves the previous run by 50.66 seconds by using "dud" shells instead of panic shells and buying the teleport item from a different place.


NES Metal Mech: Man & Machine (USA) in 13:56.02 by TASeditor.
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- Genre: Action
- 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.


NES Mickey Mouse 3: Yume Fuusen (JPN) in 13:09.92 by mz.
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
Released as part of the mostly Game Boy Mickey Mouse series, Mickey Mouse III: Dream Balloon was released in September 1992 by Kemco in Japan for the Famicom. Due to copyright issues it was changed into Kid Klown in Night Mayor World for its US NES 1993 release. In this run, Mickey uses balloons as weapons, as platforms, and as floatation devices to make quick work of the stages.

[Has commentary]NES Might and Magic (USA) in 08:07.72 by Dammit.
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- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: RPG
Might and Magic, released in 1986, was the first installment in the series that would later evolve into a whole fictional universe, encompassing both the actual M&M games and a multitude of subseries and spin-offs made in their own genres, including King's Bounty, Heroes of Might & Magic, and others.

Normally, this game is rather long. This movie by Dammit skips most of it by using a glitch that allows the player to get all the important items in a matter of a few minutes.


We strongly recommend reading the author's comments for further details and explanations. The primary downloadable (HQ) encode has the author's commentary as subtitles.

NES Mighty Bomb Jack (JPN) "best ending" in 10:15.62 by Hisatoki.
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- Uses death to save time
- Uses warps
- Genre: Platform
Mighty Bomb Jack is a game where Jack goes to rescue his family from a pyramid. Along the way, he meets many enemies who start as mummies and change forms when they hit the ground. He also finds bomb-filled rooms at the end of each round, which work like warp rooms with a twist: you can warp ahead to the bomb room of the next round if the first lit bomb is the last bomb collected. Using this, the author warps past many rounds.

However, this movie aims for the best ending, which is obtained by freeing all the family members in Round 12. This means that the author avoids warping past some rounds in order to collect items. For more details, read the submission comments.


NES Mighty Final Fight (USA) in 08:06.15 by xipo.
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- Genre: Fighting
Mighty Final Fight is modeled after its arcade cousin Final Fight but features more cartoon-like graphics and lacks multiplayer.

This time, Guy takes on the many enemies that plague Metro City. In addition, he doesn't take any damage, nor does he die. This TAS improves the previous publication that used Haggar by 1 minute and 0.47 seconds.


NES Milon's Secret Castle (JPN) in 05:28.43 by Hisatoki.
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- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Puzzle
The title of this game is very appropriate, as wherever you look there are walls you can break through, or invisible blocks you can make appear.

In order to complete this game as fast as possible, every little secret must be known ahead of time, and the author clearly exhibits such knowledge.

This movie was made with the Japanese version, 迷宮組曲 (Meikyuu Kumikyoku, meaning labyrinth composition), but it is essentially identical to the English version, except for the shop/intro text language.

It is about two minutes faster than the previous version, mostly due to much faster boss fights and more precise maneuvers.


NES Monster in My Pocket (USA) in 14:14.97 by x2poet & dragonxyk.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
This game follows the adventures of miniature Dracula and Frankenst… rather, "Vampire" and "The Monster" as they dodge giant golf balls, fight miniature Godzillas and ultimately do battle with a massive head on an equally large television screen.

The authors frequently make use of two players simultaneously to both fight enemies quicker and also provide choreographed dancing. This also allows for more damage- and death-abuse to be used to save time.


NES Mystery Quest (USA) in 14:26.09 by TASeditor.
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- Genre: Platform
In Mystery Quest the player is Hao, an apprentice wizard who finally has a chance to prove himself. The Great Wizard has challenged Hao to seek out his four hidden talismans, which he has placed in four different castles.

Hao has a magic attack which can be upgraded once in the game, and can shoot left and right as well as jumping and upward angled shots. There is also a limited variety of items that can help Hao progress through his quest.

In this run, TASeditor runs, jumps and shoots his way through the castles and completes the quest in under 15 minutes.


NES NeSnake 2 in 03:06.86 by MESHUGGAH.
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Uses a level password
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Puzzle
NeSnake 2 is a homebrew game made by MatrixZ in the style of the classic game Snake.

This run by MESHUGGAH showcases the only way a Snake game can be TASed for the fastest time. Guess what happens!


NES Nightshade (USA) in 08:04.52 by MESHUGGAH.
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- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Fighting
Nightshade's story begins with the murder of Metro City's hero, Vortex, at the hands of the crime lord Sutekh. Filling the need for a new superhero is Nightshade — a guy in a trench coat! Guide Nightshade through Metro City as he builds popularity and fights rats, gentlemen, female ninjas, and most importantly museum statues.

This run by MESHUGGAH speeds through the game as fast as Nightshade is able to, ignoring lesser goals such as finding the museum items, saving a kitten, or checking out the women's dressing room. It is 22.31 seconds faster than the previous version by Maximus.


NES Ninja Kid (JPN) in 04:13.25 by Takanawa.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Ninja Kid, known as Gegege no Kitaro Yokai Daimakyo in Japan, is based off the anime Gegege no Kitaro.

Takanawa quickly beats the game in 4 minutes and 13 seconds.


[Has commentary]NES Nobunaga's Ambition (USA) in 12:06.37 by CogneatoSwitch.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
- Genre: Strategy
Nobunaga's Ambition (信長の野望) is a turn-based strategy role-playing simulation video game. One of the first games in its genre, it was first released in March 1983 by the Japanese video game developer Koei.

Here CogneatoSwitch strategizes and luck manipulates around many obstacles, beating an hours long game in 12 minutes.


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NES North & South (USA) "all states" in 03:29.17 by JWinslow23.
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Strategy
North & South is a humorous, cartoony kind of game about an incredibly bloody war. In it, you move army units around on a board until you approach your opponent, at which point a battle occurs.

JWinslow23 goes the extra mile and takes away all the states from the South in record time.


NES North & South (USA) in 00:54.56 by fcxiaopengyou & MESHUGGAH.
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Strategy
North & South is a humorous, cartoony kind of game about an incredibly bloody war. In it, you move army units around on a board until you approach your opponent, at which point a battle occurs.

This team effort improves the predecessor movie by MESHUGGAH alone by 16.39 seconds.


NES Nuts & Milk (JPN) "100%" in 14:06.07 by klmz.
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- 100% completion
- Forgoes warps
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
Nuts & Milk is a platform game deriving influences from a number of famous Nintendo games, including Kirby (puffy pink blob as a protagonist), Mario Bros. (green and red fireballs), Donkey Kong Jr. (spring platforms, jumping from ladder to ladder and fruits) and Wrecking Crew (barrels).

This improvement of 15.22 seconds over the previous published movie collects all the fruit in all stages, including the bonus round (the latter of which triggers the 'PERFECT' ending).


NES Orb-3D (USA) in 21:10.86 by AndyDick.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Puzzle
The evil space wizard Krohn has mastered the power to control a black hole, and plans on using this power to control the universe. You are an explorer on assignment in a remote corner of the universe. You have just been reassigned to fight Krohn since your ship, the Millennium Orb, is the only space craft cabable of withstanding Krohn's black hole. To defeat Krohn, you must get past 30 different chambers blocking the path. On the left and right side of each chamber are force fields which you must maneuver to keep the Millennium orb within the chamber. Each chamber contains a plane in the center with various targets, around which the Orb will travel. You can make the Orb dive out of it's orbital path into the plane and hit the targets. To complete each chamber you need to complete a goal with the targets (often you will need to figure out a way to clear them all.) The Millenium Orb has a limited amount of feul, however, which will be used up over time and in even greater quantities should you miss the Orb with the force fields. When fuel is low, you can head to Vern's Orb-O-Rama and use earned credits to refuel your Orb.

NES Palamedes II: Star Twinkles (JPN) "Quest Mode 1" in 03:40.27 by mcwave.
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- Genre: Puzzle
Palamedes II can be described as "its predecessor, turned upside down". As before, your goal is to rearrange a set of dice and put them in a row for elimination. Only series of dice such as 4-4-4-4-4 or 1-2-3-4-5 can be eliminated, and depending on the series, this will result in one or several rows of dice to be eliminated from the screen. Unlike the original Palamedes, this time your character stands on top of the dice, and the growing pile of dice will crush him unless he makes the correct combinations to eliminate the pile. It's a bit like Tetris, and a bit like Klax.

Two modes are available. Mode 1, that this run uses, puts your player on top of a growing pile which must be eliminated.


NES Panic Restaurant (USA) in 13:29.17 by Aglar.
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- Genre: Platform
Chef Cookie must navigate through his cursed restaurant to foil the wicked Ohdove (which is like saying "Hors D'Oeuvre" with a cold). On his way he dispatches anthropomorphic food items with deadly kitchen utensils.

The author does this with maximum speed, utilizing damage boosts, managing lag and swiftly defeating bosses.

A must see for fans of the absurd.


NES Pinball Quest (USA) in 03:39.52 by Aqfaq.
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This game features a classic save-the-princess plot... in the form of a pinball game.

This run saves 29.36 seconds over its predecessor (accounting for a frame rate difference) due to improved strategies and increased precision.

If you like pinball games featuring characters as the ball, also check out Sonic Spinball or Mario Pinball Land.


NES Pizza Pop! (JPN) in 09:34.29 by Randil.
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
Delivering pizza is not normally a job one would consider dangerous. This is not always the case, as this game proves; here our protagonist is called upon to deliver pizza to such odd locations as a construction site and a haunted house, all the while dodging enemies apparently intent on claiming the pizza for themselves.

If you were hoping for free pizza from slow delivery, look somewhere else; the author succeeds in deliveries so quickly you'll think the guy was there before people even placed their order.


NES Platoon (USA PRG1) in 07:37.13 by RobynS.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Shooter
The film Platoon featured a squad of five soldiers on their mission for the US Army in Vietnam. In this action game based around the film, you take control of these five guys in turn, with the chance to switch between them as they each take one of the 3 hits that would kill them.

In this run, the author easily navigates the game's maze-like maps in under 8 minutes, obsoleting the previous run by 49.23 seconds thanks to a faster route and better movement techniques.


NES Popeye (USA) in 03:30.9 by MESHUGGAH.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Popeye is an arcade video game developed by Nintendo, designed by Shigeru Miyamoto. In it, Popeye must dodge Bluto and his infinite stack of beer bottles, and other threats that come in his way such as skulls and vultures - while collecting a number of hearts, music notes or letters spelling "HELP" from Olive Oyl.

In this tool-assisted speedrun, MESHUGGAH plays through one loop (three stages), while aiming to get as high a score as possible.


NES Prince of Persia (USA) in 16:27.82 by SprintGod.
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- Genre: Platform
Tackling the crazy architecture of ancient Persia in record time, Gavin Ward improves his previous movie by just a few seconds.

This movie makes the "Prince of Persia" look like a gymnastic winner.


NES Princess Tomato in the Salad Kingdom (USA) in 37:23.28 by Tool23.
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- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Storybook
Princess Tomato in the Salad Kingdom is a menu-based game resembling Déjà Vu. In it, the main character, Sir Cucumber, sets out on a quest to save Princess Tomato from the sinister Minister Pumpkin upon the request of the late King Broccoli.

Aided by his sidekick, a baby persimmon named Percy, the author, Tool23, navigates through 9 levels to save the day in record time.


[Fastest Completion]NES Pro Wrestling (USA) in 09:46.1 by goofydylan8 & Brandon Evans.
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- Genre: Fighting
Pro Wrestling is a wrestling game in which players can utilize many unique skills and moves to pin their opponent.

However, instead of fighting your opponent, it is much faster to cause a ring-out and let the referee do the work for you. It doesn't even matter who gets thrown out; if you leave the ring, your opponent follows you. If he remains outside of the ring after the 20th count is made, and you don't, you win.

Here, goofydylan8 does this for 6 rounds to become the Video Wrestling Association (VWA) Champion and continues the strategy for 10 title defenses to become the Video Wrestling Federation (VWF) Champion as well. Each time, he uses different fighting styles on his opponents as the timer counts down. Then, Brandon takes over for the Great Puma bout, cutting off the input as quickly as possible by getting back into the ring while giving his opponent the most amount of time to try to do the same.

The result is a run with an in-game time of 5:52, the absolute minimum possible, and a real-time length of 9:47.06. And with that, "A WINNER IS YOU".


NES Pwn Adventure Z (USA) "save glitch" in 01:30.87 by link_7777, BrunoVisnadi & ais523.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts save data
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
Pwn Adventure Z is a Zelda-like game featuring zombies, originally created for a "capture the flag" hacking competition. As such, it contains various intentional glitches and intentionally unfixed glitches that can be exploited for a fast completion.

This movie ignores all the intended glitches in favor of using save corruption to go out of bounds and defeat a duplicate copy of the final boss, thus skipping basically all the intended and intentionally-glitched gameplay of the game.


NES Q Boy in 30:41.75 by dekutony & Alyosha.
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- Genre: Platform
Q Boy is an unlicensed game created and released by Sachen in 1994. Despite what you may think, it is a completely original game.

This run by dekutony and Alyosha uses many tricks and Q Boy's versatile breath throughout the run to go just a bit faster than you would expect.


NES Quarth (JPN) in 00:56.66 by Alyosha.
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- 2 Players
- Single level
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Puzzle
- Genre: Shooter
Quarth might be best described as a mix of a shooter and Tetris. You control a ship that moves along the bottom, and shoot tiles at incoming groups of blocks to give them a rectangular shape and make them disappear. Each level scrolls at an increasing speed until you reach the end, and you lose if a block reaches the line floating above the ship.

Alyosha improves the previous run by 4.79 seconds with better optimization.


NES Quattro Adventure: Treasure Island Dizzy (USA) "100%" in 13:40.03 by goofydylan8.
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- 100% completion
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- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Puzzle
Dizzy, the intelligent egg-like creature, is back in this second game of the famous series from the 1980s. He needs to gather items that he can trade for boat parts to escape from some islands. For the best ending, he also needs to find 30 coins, some of which are hidden.

This game has a reputation of high difficulty because of its physics and control scheme, but goofydylan8 makes it look like a relaxing platformer through masterful route planning and item management.

We also have a run of Dizzy the Adventurer.


[Has commentary]NES Rad Racer (USA) in 20:32.89 by FatRatKnight.
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- Genre: Racing
Rad is a slang term, short for radical. This movie shows what radical sports is when applied to car driving on NES.

Curiously, the game Rad Racer was made by Square, which is probably best known for its Final Fantasy game series. Quite a different game, this here...

If you decide to play this game, we recommend the Power Glove. It's so bad.


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NES Raid on Bungeling Bay (USA) in 02:44.75 by link_7777.
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- Genre: Action
Raid on Bungeling Bay has the player controlling a helicopter which is on a mission to destroy everything that moves. The only ally is the carrier, which is where the player begins and may return to for repair and pick up bombs, as long as the player manages to protect it from being destroyed. This game is also notable for being the first game developed by Will Wright, who went on to develop the immensely popular SimCity series.

link_7777 completes the game in record time.


NES Rainbow Islands: The Story of Bubble Bobble 2 (USA) in 14:52.53 by x2poet.
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Rainbow Islands is a sequel to Bubble Bobble. Protagonists Bubblun and Bobblun now appear in their human forms as Bubby and Bobby. The objective is to climb to the top of each stage in a time limit, while avoiding or destroying various baddies along the way.

The players can summon rainbows which can be used as platforms and weapons. In a TAS, they can be abused greatly to allow dizzying rates of ascent.

This run obtains the bad ending, because it does not collect any of the Big Diamonds used to unlock the secret last level.


NES Rambo (USA) in 18:38.59 by dave_dfwm.
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- Forgoes time-saving damage
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Rambo is a game closely based on the film Rambo: First Blood Part II, in which you kill wasps and snakes and then robots that shoot fireballs.

Mostly using a knife, the author, dave_dfwm, completes the game in record time.


NES Road Fighter (JPN) in 04:34.01 by mtvf1.
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- Genre: Racing
Road fighter is racing game. Oddly enough, there are no explicit opponents, even if initially it may seem so.

In this run, mtvf1 destroys as many other vehicles as possbile, racking up quite an amount of destruction.


NES RoboCop (USA) in 09:49.68 by Dimon12321.
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- Genre: Shooter
RoboCop is a game based on the movie of the same name made by Data East in 1989. In it, RoboCop goes through six different areas of Detroit. He can shoot, duck, but not jump in this game. He moves slowly as well.

Dimon12321 runs, or rather, walks through the game in less than 10 minutes.


NES RoboCop 3 (USA) in 05:09.82 by dragonxyk.
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Based off the movie of the same name, Robocop 3 is a game where you play as a cyborg while killing thugs. In this run, Robocop walks slowly, but has insane shooting skills.

NES Rocman X (China) in 13:22.48 by FractalFusion.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Rocman X is an original game created by the Taiwanese company Sachen, the most prolific unlicensed developer for the NES/Famicom. Despite the name and pirated title screen, this game has almost nothing to do with Mega Man.

The game takes place in Thunder Blaster Man's home of Gadem City. The mayor is in the middle of throwing a big party for the city's centennial when a mysterious figure crashes the party and kidnaps the mayor's daughter, Miss Lucy. The kidnapper turns out to be the leader of an evil crime syndicate who demands a large ransom for her safe return. Now it's up to the eponymous hero to save Miss Lucy and bring the syndicate to justice!

In this run, FractalFusion jumps and flies through all four levels of this odd platformer and saves Miss Lucy in just under thirteen and a half minutes.


NES Rollergames (USA) in 13:30.47 by N?K.
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- Genre: Platform
Rollergames is a side-scrolling platform game where you play as a member of a roller skating gang battling two other roller skating gangs...on roller skates, naturally.

In this run, N?K chooses the fastest character and speeds through the game, beating it in only thirteen and a half minutes.


NES Rolling Thunder (USA) in 10:59.55 by Randil.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Second quest/Post game-completion
- Genre: Platform
Some longlegged dude has had his future wife kidnapped by Ku Klux Klan wannabe space aliens. Between the levels they taunt him by showing pictures of her in risqué positions on wide-screen TV, while dancing in front of it (We wish we were making this up, but NES games can be pretty weird sometimes).

The author uses a password to get the hardest difficulty, thus not having to finish the game twice. The author also improves on the previous run by about 51 seconds.


NES Rush'n Attack (USA) in 09:35.63 by Randil & MESHUGGAH.
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Obsoletes movie #1556 (09:35.9)
Rating: 6.0 (9 votes)
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- 2 Players
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
In this game, two jovial brightly-colored soliders infiltrate enemy forces. Everyone here runs around menacingly, and bullets are a bit slower than a housecat.

This movie is a 16 frame improvement to the previous version.

Note: The name of this game is Rush’n Attack. The 'n does not stand alone as a contraction of and, unlike Ghosts ’n Goblins. Given the theme of the game, the pun on “Russian Attack” is quite obvious.


NES Sesame Street Countdown (USA) in 03:08.57 by TASeditor.
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- Uses warps
- Genre: Puzzle
Sesame Street's Count von Count stars in this educational game where the point is to learn how to identify numbers. You can choose to either hop or run across the levels trying to collect as many examples of the number of the day required for that particular level. The number of the day is selected randomly by a spinning number wheel.

TASeditor hops around to get to the ending in 3 minutes and 8.57 seconds. 3 minutes. Ah, ah, ah.


NES Shinobi (USA) in 07:36.42 by MESHUGGAH.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
You control a ninja, Shinobi, who must battle his way through each level in search of hostages which must be rescued. You have shurikens, kicks and punches to defend yourself with, as well as powerful ninja magic which can clear the screen of enemies in one go.

This movie by MESHUGGAH improves on all of the rejected submissions for this game while incorporating a host of tricks documented on the game's Game Resources page.


NES Short Order (USA) in 1:23:48.27 by