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Total movies: 521


[Tier: Vault]NES 8 Eyes (USA) in 16:40.28 by Slotermeyer.
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Rating: 6.1 (35.5 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.


[Tier: Vault]NES 10-Yard Fight (JPN PRG0) in 09:21.13 by DrD2k9.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2018-03-13)
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Rating: 3.5 (4.5 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).


[Tier: Vault]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.


[Tier: Vault]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 (43 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- 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".

[Tier: Vault][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.


[Tier: Vault]NES Adventures of Lolo (USA) in 22:24.68 by Baxter & Zugzwang.
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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.


[Tier: Moons]NES Adventures of Lolo 2 (USA) "Pro Levels" in 02:00.0 by TheRealThingy & BrunoVisnadi.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2017-06-11)
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Submission #5531 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.3 (5 votes)
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Uses a level password
- Genre: Puzzle
Adventures of Lolo 2 contains four so called PRO levels that can only be accessed by inputting a level password.

In this run, TheRealThingy & BrunoVisnadi improve the predecessor movie by 1.46 seconds.

We also have a full run of this game, and some for Lolo 1 and Lolo 3.


[Tier: Vault][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.


[Tier: Vault]NES Adventures of Lolo 3 (USA) in 1:07:19.17 by Nitrodon.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2008-06-09)
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Submission #1920 — Author's comments
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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.

[Tier: Vault]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.

[Tier: Moons]NES Aladdin (any, Hummer Team) in 12:50.28 by Kasha.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2018-03-22)
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Submission #5847 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.5 (6 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform
Aladdin (阿拉丁 in Chinese) is a port of the SNES version of the game of the same name, made by Hummer Team in 1995. The game is one of the more well known pirate ports, because it is very faithful to the original game and because it is a bootleg of very high quality, unlike other bootleg ports from more powerful platforms.

[Tier: Vault]NES Alfred Chicken (USA) in 11:32.04 by link_7777.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2017-07-06)
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Submission #5573 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.2 (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.


[Tier: Vault]NES Alien 3 (USA) in 20:24.52 by Randil.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2014-11-13)
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Submission #4475 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.4 (9 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.


[Tier: Moons]NES Alter Ego in 06:41.06 by MESHUGGAH.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2013-03-26)
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Rating: 6.1 (9.5 votes)
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- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform
Alter Ego is an NES homebrew port of a ZX Spectrum puzzle game of the same name. You control a character who can switch places with his shadow a limited number of times in each stage. The goal is to collect all the items without touching any enemies. To further complicate matters, the blue-outlined items can only be collected by the shadow, whereas the pink-outlined items can only be collected by the main player.

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


[Tier: Moons]NES Amagon (USA) in 18:01.79 by Tanooki Teabag.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2011-11-22)
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Rating: 6.8 (10 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
Amagon the Marine has crash-landed on a mysterious island in the South Pacific and must get to the rescue boat. In his way lie wild animals, dinosaurs, and aliens, all of which are likely to be endangered or extinct after their encounter with this gun-wielding man who can double his muscle mass to punch them into oblivion.

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


[Tier: Vault]NES American Gladiators (USA) in 17:28.91 by x2poet.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2012-11-25)
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Rating: 4.2 (10.5 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.


[Tier: Moons]NES A Nightmare On Elm Street (USA) in 13:25.57 by goofydylan8.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2012-04-22)
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Rating: 6.8 (10.5 votes)
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- 2 Players
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
Everyone knows Freddy Krueger, who turns the peaceful dreams of people living on Elm Street into lethal nightmares. In this game, the teenager(s) must stay awake and combat Freddy's various forms while collecting his scattered bones so that they can be incinerated.

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


[Tier: Moons]NES A Nightmare On Elm Street (USA) "4 Players" in 16:15.75 by chupapi.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2007-02-03)
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Rating: 7.1 (39 votes)
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- 4 Players
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
Everyone knows Freddy Krueger, who turns the peaceful dreams of people living on Elm Street into lethal nightmares.

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


[Tier: Vault]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.


[Tier: Stars]NES Arkanoid (USA) "warpless" in 12:26.8 by Baxter.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2007-09-20)
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Rating: 8.0 (64.5 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Forgoes warps
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
Arkanoid (1987) strongly resembles the arcade game Breakout (1976). In Arkanoid, the paddle is actually a spaceship, and the bricks are space walls. The goal of the game is to break through the space walls and defeat the villainous Doh in order to escape from the space labyrinth.

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


[Tier: Vault]NES Arkanoid (USA) "warps, demo glitch" in 04:26.72 by Baxter.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2007-11-02)
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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.


[Tier: Moons]NES Armadillo (JPN) in 18:16.93 by TASeditor.
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Rating: 7.0 (8 votes)
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Armadillo is a young cowboy from Texas, who is in love with Sheryl, the cutest girl of the state. But an evil organization kidnaps his sweetheart. The matters become even more complicated when the famous Billy The Shell also embarks on a quest to save Sheryl. Will Armadillo be able to rescue the girl and to defeat his enemies?

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


[Tier: Vault]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.

[Tier: Moons]NES Astyanax (USA) in 15:09.04 by Marx.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2012-09-16)
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Rating: 6.7 (13 votes)
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- Genre: Platform
Astyanax (1990) is the story of a studly 16-year-old boy named Astyanax who is summoned to the world of Remlia in order to save the enchantress Princess Rosebud from the evil wizard Blackhorn, who wants to rule the world.

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

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


[Tier: Vault]NES Astérix (Europe) in 05:43.05 by Aglar & Randil.
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Rating: 6.1 (15.5 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!


[Tier: Vault]NES Atlantis no Nazo (JPN) in 02:20.12 by exposure.
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- 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.


[Tier: Moons]NES Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (USA) in 06:02.02 by TASeditor.
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In this game based on the cartoon of the same name, young Chad Finletter is on a quest to stop the evil Dr. Putrid T. Gangreen from unleashing his Doomsday Tomato on the world. As the rest of the townsfolk are too afraid of the mutant vegetables coming out of the sewers to do anything, Chad is the only one who can save the day.

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

This run improves TASeditor's previous work by 6.15 seconds, mainly due to better speed cycling and luck manipulation.


[Tier: Vault]NES A Week of Garfield (JPN) in 08:02.81 by goofydylan8.
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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.


[Tier: Vault]NES Back to the Future Part II & III (USA) in 1:14:24.25 by GlitchMan.
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- 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.


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

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

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


[Tier: Moons]NES Balloon Fight (USA) in 02:39.62 by Weegeechan.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Balloon Fight is a classic NES game first released in 1984 and programmed by the late Satoru Iwata. It was first released in arcades and was later ported to the NES. The NES version came with a new mode called Balloon Trip and had some drastic level changes.

Weegeechan controls the two characters to pop the balloons of the enemies in less than 2 minutes and 40 seconds.


[Tier: Moons]NES Bananan Ouji no Daibouken (JPN) in 09:30.16 by khv-user.
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Bananan Ouji no Daibouken is a platform game only released in Japan and Germany (where it is known as Banana Prince).

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

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


[Tier: Vault]NES Barbie (USA) in 12:05.34 by link_7777.
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- Genre: Action
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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!

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

Spoiler: Hover over the screenshot.


[Tier: Vault]NES Battle Formula: Super Spy Hunter (USA) in 23:38.42 by adelikat & Randil.
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- 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.


[Tier: Moons]NES Battle Kid 2: Mountain of Torment (USA) "100%" in 46:28.29 by fcxiaopengyou.
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Battle Kid 2: Mountain of Torment is the sequel to Battle Kid: Fortress of Peril and was released in 2012. Inspired from I Wanna Be The Guy and other classic platformers, this game follows the same format of having a large map in Metroidvania style where one has a large map to freely explore and must venture to various parts of it. You always die in one hit (3 hits for easy difficulty), but there are unlimited lives and a password system that allows you to continue where you left off. In total, there are over 650 rooms, 25 enemy types, 13 boss battles, 42 music tracks, and more bonus features this time around.

This time around, Timmy ventures through a mountain base (hence the subtitle "Mountain of Torment") to thwart the villains' plans once more.

fcxiaopengyou collects every item in the game and kills all the bosses on Unfair, the hardest difficulty, in record time.


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

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

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


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]NES Battletoads (USA) "game end glitch" in 00:55.66 by MESHUGGAH, feos & Koh1fds.
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- Uses death to save time
- Uses warps
- Major skip glitch
- Final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Fighting
- Genre: Platform
Battletoads (1991) is a futuristic beat 'em up game known for its extreme difficulty spread over 16 difficult levels. The mechanics in the game also change drastically from level to level, making the game one of the hardest and most varied for the NES.

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

In order to make the game a bit easier, its creators embedded some secret warp zones to skip a few early levels in their entirety. But that simply wasn't good enough for MESHUGGAH, feos & Koh1fds; they decided to travel directly to level 3, where they invent their own warp and skip right to the grand finale. They took a glitch found in this TAS and exploited it even further, to the point where the Dark Queen just gives up and returns Angelica and Pimple, going off to hatch an even more evil plan for next time. The glitch is done by breaking the game execution and sending it right to the game ending.

This run conquers the predecessor movie by 0.84 seconds by using a more accurate core and a newly discovered void jump trick.


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

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

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

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


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]NES Battletoads (USA) "warpless, 1 player" in 21:38.38 by feos, Alyosha & Samsara.
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- One player in a multiplayer game
- Uses death to save time
- Forgoes warps
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Battletoads (1991) is a futuristic beat 'em up game known for its extreme difficulty spread over 12 difficult levels. The mechanics in the game also change drastically from level to level, making the game one of the hardest and most varied for the NES.

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

In this run, feos, Alyosha, and Samsara improved upon the previous publication by 2:39.33 using many new tricks and glitches.


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

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


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

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


[Tier: Vault]NES Beauty and the Beast (Europe) in 16:34.98 by DrD2k9.
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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.


[Tier: Moons]NES Beetlejuice (USA) in 07:21.26 by ktwo.
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- Genre: Platform
Based on the 1988 Michael Keaton movie, Beetlejuice follows the rough storyline of the movie. A ghoul named Beetlejuice is hired by a recently deceased couple to scare away the new occupants of their old home. The game is a side scrolling action game where the lead character can run, jump, and stomp his way through the house while collecting "scare points" to help in his ultimate goal. The house is equipped with all manner of traps including incinerating lasers, and even the torches hurt.

ktwo improved the predecessor movie by 1.91 seconds thanks to a new trick and better optimization.


[Tier: Vault]NES Bible Adventures (USA, v1.3) in 18:15.03 by DrD2k9.
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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.

[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Bible Buffet (USA) in 03:33.28 by Invariel & Spikestuff.
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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.


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

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


[Tier: Moons]NES Bionic Commando (USA) "all items" in 19:27.16 by McBobX.
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- 100% completion
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Bionic Commando (1988) is a platform game with a hero who can't jump, but can quickly latch onto objects with his bionic arm. The name of the original (Japanese) version of the game literally translates to The Resurrection of Hitler: Top Secret. Nintendo censored the Nazi references for the North American version.

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


[Tier: Stars][Fastest Completion]NES Bionic Commando (USA) in 12:25.62 by nEilfox, Alyosha & Challenger.
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- Genre: Action
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Bionic Commando (1988) is a platform game with a hero who can't jump, but can quickly latch onto objects with his bionic arm. The name of the original (Japanese) version of the game literally translates to The Resurrection of Hitler: Top Secret. Nintendo censored the Nazi references for the North American version.

This is an improvement of 56.28 seconds over the previous movie, mainly thanks to a new trick in Area 12 where if damage is taken from an enemy at the same frame one would normally take damage from a barrier, one'd pass through the barrier, assuming the player's position is correct.

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


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

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


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

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

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

This publication beats the previous movie by 9 seconds.

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


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]NES Boulder Dash (USA) in 18:31.82 by CtrlAltDestroy.
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Uses a level password
- Genre: Puzzle
Boulder Dash is a well known action-puzzle game where you must collect a quota of diamonds and reach the exit.

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

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

This playthrough uses a password to skip to level 19-1, which begins the hardest set of levels.

In this 71-second improvement to the previous movie, CtrlAltDestroy finds even faster solutions to many of the game's puzzles, and destroys the amoebas in record time by abusing their AI.


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

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


[Tier: Vault]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.


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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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


[Tier: Vault]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.


[Tier: Moons]NES Captain America and The Avengers (USA) in 14:17.27 by xipo.
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- Genre: Platform
Captain America and the Avengers is a game developed and released by Data East in 1991. It features the Marvel Comics characters The Avengers in a side-scrolling action platform to defeat the evil Red Skull.

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

This run is 10.44 seconds faster than xipo's previous movie due to skipping two "Red Alert" screens.


[Tier: Vault]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.


[Tier: Vault]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.


[Tier: Stars][Fastest Completion]NES Castlevania (USA PRG1) in 11:15.11 by Challenger & Morrison.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
The original Castlevania is set in the year 1691. Simon Belmont must fight his way through the castle and destroy Count Dracula.

Challenger and Morrison improve the previous TAS by 3.92 seconds, thanks to several new skips, different strategies for 2 bosses, and a better turnaround trick. Please read the authors' comments for more details.

The MSX version has been TASed as well!

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


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

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

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


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]NES Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (USA) in 28:11.12 by zggzdydp.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
If science fiction is to be believed, the ultimate evolution for biological beings is to discard the physical body and become an entity of pure energy. For video game characters, it seems to be the ability to zip through walls. In this latest TAS by zggzdydp, Simon Belmont joins the league of characters possessing this ability.

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

This movie is 85 seconds faster than the previous effort by the same author. We recommend to read his comments for explanations on how this improvement was achieved.


[Tier: Moons]NES Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (USA) "Trevor, Sunken City path" in 30:19.64 by Fortranm.
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (originally known as 悪魔城伝説 or Akumajō Densetsu, meaning "Legend of the Demon Castle") is the story of Trevor Belmont's battle against Dracula from the times before Simon's battle in Castlevania. In this complex and difficult game, there are three playable allies whom Trevor can recruit: Alucard (Dracula's son), Grant DaNasty (a pirate captain), and Sypha Belnades (a mystic warlord). TASVideos has runs playing through the game with each of these characters.

Unlike those other runs, which are played on the Japanese Famicom version of the game, this run uses the USA version. This is because the USA version has a hard-difficulty mode you can access by naming your character "AKAMA" at the start. In this difficulty, you cannot recruit any allies, and there are more enemies that generally do more damage. To make this even harder, Fortranm takes a route that visits the Sunken City as Stage 6, showing off a difficult stage that no other run of this game shows.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]NES Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (USA) "Grant path, warp glitch" in 15:22.01 by arandomgameTASer, Samsara & Mothrayas.
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- Takes damage to save time
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (originally known as 悪魔城伝説 or Akumajō Densetsu, meaning "Legend of the Demon Castle") is the story of Trevor Belmont's battle against Dracula from the times before Simon's battle in Castlevania. In this complex and difficult game, there are three playable allies whom Trevor can recruit: Alucard (Dracula's son), Grant DaNasty (a pirate captain), and Sypha Belnades (a mystic warlord).

Unlike the other branches of Castlevania III, this run uses a stairs glitch in Block 4 to climb directly to Dracula and skip most of the game. Only the USA version allows this glitch to work, so it was used instead of the Japanese version, which has superior sound quality.


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

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

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


[Tier: Moons]NES Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (JPN) "Alucard path" in 24:47.73 by zggzdydp.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (originally known as 悪魔城伝説 or Akumajō Densetsu, meaning "Legend of the Demon Castle") is the story of Trevor Belmont's battle against Dracula from the times before Simon's battle in Castlevania. In this complex and difficult game, there are three playable allies whom Trevor can recruit: Alucard (Dracula's son), Grant DaNasty (a pirate captain), and Sypha Belnades (a mystic warlord).

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

This movie takes the path that recruits Alucard. It improves the predecessor movie by 27.50 seconds. There's also a Grant path movie and a Sypha path movie.


[Tier: Moons]NES Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (JPN) "Sypha path" in 26:31.88 by zggzdydp.
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Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (originally known as 悪魔城伝説 or Akumajō Densetsu, meaning "Legend of the Demon Castle") is the story of Trevor Belmont's battle against Dracula from the times before Simon's battle in Castlevania. In this complex and difficult game, there are three playable allies whom Trevor can recruit: Alucard (Dracula's son), Grant DaNasty (a pirate captain), and Sypha Belnades (a mystic warlord).

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

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

This is an improvement of 1:18.69 over the previous movie, thanks to improved usage of Sypha's ice spell and overall better optimisation.


[Tier: Vault]NES Chack'n Pop (JPN) in 06:55.63 by GeminiSaint.
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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.

[Tier: Vault]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.


[Tier: Vault]NES Cheetahmen II (USA) "all levels" in 03:30.95 by andypanther.
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- 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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[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers (USA) "1 player" in 09:54.37 by Aglar.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Platform
Chip 'n Dale - Rescue Rangers is based on the animated TV series. In this ridiculously easy and straightforward game, the Rangers look for their neighbor's kitty and end up fighting against their old nemesis, Fat Cat.

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


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

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


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

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

See this run replayed on an actual Famicom console.

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


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

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

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


[Tier: Vault]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."


[Tier: Vault]NES Circus Caper (USA) in 07:03.75 by DrD2k9.
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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.


[Tier: Vault]NES Circus Charlie (JPN) in 03:23.51 by TheRealThingy & Randil.
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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.

The currently fastest "game B" (hard) TAS can be found here.


[Tier: Vault]NES City Connection (JPN) "warps" in 10:21.99 by link_7777 & EZGames69.
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- 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.


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

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


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Cliffhanger (USA) in 06:55.12 by klmz.
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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.


[Tier: Vault]NES Clu Clu Land (JPN/USA) in 11:06.17 by pdk.
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- 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.


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

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


[Tier: Moons]NES Cobra Triangle (USA) in 16:43.73 by Meerkov.
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Cobra Triangle is a 1989 racing, vehicular combat video game developed by Rare and released by Nintendo for the Nintendo Entertainment System. The player controls a weapon-equipped speedboat through 25 levels. Objectives include winning races, saving swimmers, and defusing bombs. The game also includes power-ups and is displayed from a 3D isometric perspective with automatic scrolling that follows the player's movement.

This run is 18 seconds faster than the predecessor movie.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]NES Cocoron (JPN) in 13:42.76 by klmz.
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Cocoron is a game for the Famicom released exclusively in Japan in 1991. The game lets the player create customizable characters to play with, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. The first half of the game can be played in any order featuring unique entrance and exit sections.

klmz, using three characters he created, completes the game in record time.


[Tier: Vault][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.


[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]NES Conquest of the Crystal Palace (USA) in 10:41.43 by arkiandruski.
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Conquest of the Crystal Palace is the story of a boy and his dog who overthrow an evil rock (or is it a brain?). It offers some cool mechanics like being able to use the dog as a platform and have it attack enemies for you.

In this run arkiandruski improves the predecessor movie by 24.85 seconds. A large part of the improvement comes from a faster 2nd stage boss fight, but there are minor movement optimizations throughout.


The movie file, as well as all the encodes, have the author's commentary in the form of soft subtitles.

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

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


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


[Tier: Moons]NES Contra (JPN) "pacifist" in 09:01.84 by Soig.
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- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter
Contra completed fast, with an additional goal: do not kill enemies directly unless absolutely necessary to complete the game.

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

This movie improves upon the previous movie by 27.24 seconds, mainly thanks to using 2 players.


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


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

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


[Tier: Moons]NES Cosmo Police: Galivan (JPN) "game end glitch" in 03:03.56 by biggyboy & usedpizza.
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- Major skip glitch
- Final boss skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
In Cosmo Police: Galivan, the player takes the role of the last remaining member of the Cosmo Police. His comrades died while trying to free the planet Cynep from the evil roaming on it. Now the player is the last hope.

This game is a mix between a shooter and a platformer: the player walks through the caves, jumps over obstacles and shoots everything in sight. Well, at least if he has a weapon: at the beginning he is unarmed and can only kick or punch. He has to find pyramids which were dropped by his dead colleagues (also sometimes from killed aliens), which grant an armor piece, more life energy and a weapon. When the player finds a pyramid, the weapon gets upgraded for a limited amount of time.

However, biggyboy & usedpizza exploit a glitch performed in the "alien world" portion of the first stage, during the transition of the first elevator (read the submission comments as well as this post for more details). Therefore, they reach a time of just 3 minutes and 3 seconds, being 944 frames faster than AmaizumiUni in the previous run.


[Tier: Vault][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.


[Tier: Vault]NES Cross Fire (JPN) in 05:52.45 by MESHUGGAH & RobynS.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- 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.


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

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


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[Tier: Vault]NES Cybernoid: The Fighting Machine (USA) in 04:38.36 by Alyosha.
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- Uses death to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- 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.


[Tier: Vault]NES DAIVA Story 6: Nirsartia no Gyokuza (JPN) "best ending" in 36:53.04 by genzie.
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- Best ending
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Shooter
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.


[Tier: Moons]NES Darkman (USA) in 09:24.47 by thelegendarymudkip.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Darkman is a game loosely based on the movie of the same name. In this side-scrolling platformer, the player controls Darkman, a superhero who can jump, kick and punch, as well as swing from a rope during action sequences between levels. In each level, Darkman disguises himself as the boss of the level, whom he must defeat before the time limit runs out.

thelegendarymudkip improves the previous run by 2.63 seconds due to a new trick and some other slight changes. For more details, see the submission's comments.


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Darkwing Duck (USA) "pacifist, no subweapons" in 12:35.66 by feos.
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Demonstration
- Pacifist version
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Platform
The city of St. Canard is plagued by an unseen crime wave. The intelligence agency S.H.U.S.H. suspects that the shady organization F.O.W.L. and their valued operative Steelbeak are its causes. The caped superhero Darkwing has made quite some enemies in the criminal circles thanks to his past heroic deeds, and now the entire city has to pay for that. Naturally, the valiant duck is determined to travel through the dangerous streets of St. Canard, defeat his foes, and foil Steelbeak's plans.

Darkwing Duck is a side-scrolling platform game featuring the titular character from the Disney television series. The gameplay is similar to Duck Tales, also resembling Mega Man games in many ways. Darkwing's default weapon is a gas gun; special adapters that modify its functions can be collected during exploration. By using his cape, Darkwing is able to deflect some of the enemy projectiles. Weapons can be changed via a sub-screen.

For a "pacifist" type of completion, this run avoids killing enemies (they might also have dropped health refills, so health management is mandatory), and to offer maximum variety in addition to the any% version, doesn't use the subweapons (yet to save a single enemy's life, a single arrow is used). It offers some fresh action and manipulation on bosses, but can't be done entirely along with pacifist, so feos has to use a single arrow to save a single enemy's life.


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

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

See this run replayed on an actual Famicom console.


[Tier: Vault]NES Dash Galaxy in the Alien Asylum (USA) in 06:37.33 by CtrlAltDestroy.
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- Uses death to save time
- 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.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Console-verified]NES David Crane's A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia (USA) in 01:19.14 by MESHUGGAH, Zephyrz & Aglar.
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- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia (1989) is a popular, whimsical game in which a shapeshifting blob (named Blobert) from the planet Blobolonia teams up with an Earth boy to overcome obstacles on both planets and to defeat Blobolonia's evil emperor.

This movie is 22.59 seconds faster than the previous one thanks to a couple of route changes and some new tricks.

You can see this movie played back on an actual NES here! Now with an awesome input display to boot!


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

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


[Tier: Vault]NES Defender of the Crown (USA) in 01:46.31 by £e Nécroyeur.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- 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.


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

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

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

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

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


[Tier: Vault]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.


[Tier: Vault]NES Die Hard (USA) in 02:12.93 by link_7777.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses easiest difficulty
- 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.


[Tier: Moons]NES Digger T. Rock: Legend of the Lost City (USA) in 03:26.06 by RobynS.
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Digger T. Rock is searching for the Lost City and must dig through eight caverns to find it. On the way he must battle... dinosaurs!

RobynS improves the previous run by 0.87 seconds, thanks to slightly better optimisation.


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

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

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

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


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

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

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


[Tier: Vault]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.

[Tier: Vault]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.


[Tier: Vault]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.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]NES Disney Adventures in the Magic Kingdom (USA) in 09:56.98 by link_7777.
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Disney Adventures in the Magic Kingdom takes place in a Disneyland-esque amusement park, where Goofy has left the golden key needed to start the parade in the castle. However, six silver keys are needed to open the castle gate. Mickey wonders if you can find them scattered around the magic kingdom, the parade can't go on without them!

link_7777 collects the 6 silver keys and opens the castle gate in record time.


[Tier: Vault]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.


[Tier: Moons]NES Doki! Doki! Yuuenchi (JPN) in 13:22.83 by fcxiaopengyou.
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One day at an amusement park an evil being kidnaps a girl. Her friend hurries to the rescue.

Doki! Doki! Yuuenchi (which means "Thump! Thump! Amusement Park") is a typical platform game featuring a boy who kicks a ball at the enemies (in the original Japanese version). When damaged the boy changes the color of his shirt and the power of his weapon increases. Among the stuff that remains from the fallen enemies he can collect a bird that will chase and defeat foes.

For the European market, the sprite of the main character was redrawn to depict a popular troll character under license from Russ Berrie & Co, and the game was renamed to The Trolls in Crazyland.


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

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


[Tier: Moons]NES Donkey Kong, DK Jr., DK 3 & DK Jr. Math in 01:18.39 by Cyorter.
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- Multiple games in one movie
- Genre: Platform
While the NES versions of Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr., Donkey Kong 3 and Donkey Kong Jr. Math don't share the same amount of stages, they appear to be similar enough to be beaten at the same time with the same controller input.

This movie improves on the previous movie by playing an additional two games as well as improving by 3.99 seconds.

If you like this movie, you may want to check out movies of other games in which as many as four games are played simultaneously with one controller.


[Tier: Vault]NES Donkey Kong 3 (USA) in 00:56.54 by MESHUGGAH.
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- Uses death to save time
- 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.


[Tier: Vault]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.

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

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

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

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


[Tier: Vault]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.


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Double Dragon (USA) in 08:50.28 by Alyosha.
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- Genre: Fighting
Set in a post-apocalyptic New York, Double Dragon is the story of Billy and Jimmy Lee, twin brothers trained in the fighting style of Sou-Setsu-Ken. Together, they manage a small martial arts training school, teaching their students in self-defense. One day, Billy's girlfriend, Marian, is kidnapped off the street by the "Black Warriors", a savage street gang led by a man named Willy. The Black Warriors demand the Lee brothers disclose their martial arts secrets in exchange for Marian's freedom. The Lee brothers set out on a rescue mission to crush the Black Warriors and save Marian.

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

Alyosha improves the previous publication by 7.19 seconds, thanks to a completely different experience route in order to get the elbow attack earlier in Mission 4.


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

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

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


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

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

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


[Tier: Moons]NES Double Dragon III: The Sacred Stones (USA) in 10:03.77 by xipo.
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- One player in a multiplayer game
- Uses death to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Fighting
- Genre: Platform
In this movie, the author speeds through the game, beating up all the bad guys quickly and efficiently, making full use of each character — and killing them off when they are no longer useful. The characters' special abilities are abused to provide some unorthodox shortcuts.

This is the author's 4th version and is an improvement of about 6.46 seconds over his previous movie.


[Tier: Vault]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.

[Tier: Vault]NES Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (USA) in 16:51.25 by xy2_.
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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.


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

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

Check out this movie being played back on an actual NES.


[Tier: Vault]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.


[Tier: Vault]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.


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

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

[Tier: Vault]NES Dragon Warrior II (USA) in 46:25.0 by TheAxeMan.
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- 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.


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

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

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


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion][Has commentary]NES Dragon Warrior III (USA) "item glitch" in 41:09.52 by vaxherd.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
The last in the original Dragon Warrior storyline, this one follows "the Hero", who is tasked with saving the world from the archfiend Baramos. After cobbling together a group of people to take with him, the Hero must travel the world to find a way to Baramos's lair.

Or at least, that was what was supposed to happen. Thanks to a glitch involving a party of dead characters, vaxherd manages to manipulate his inventory and warp list to not only have extremely rare pieces of equipment from nothing, but also warps directly to where Baramos is located in a fraction of the time it would take normally.

In addition to this, vaxherd also uses a glitch involving resets and character names to manipulate the RNG and encounter formula at certain points, thereby beating the previous run by over seven minutes.


The encodes feature commentary by the author as soft subtitles.

[Tier: Moons]NES Dragon Warrior IV in 1:58:06.28 by adelikat.
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Dragon Warrior IV was the last of the Dragon Quest games to be released on the NES. It features an epic, five chapter spanning story.

This run by adelikat is an improvement of over 11 minutes to his prior run thanks to better luck manipulation and routing.


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

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


[Tier: Vault]NES Duck Hunt (JPN/USA) in 01:46.82 by Randil.
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Duck Hunt is the classic NES zapper game.

No live ducks are seen in this movie.


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

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

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


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

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

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

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


[Tier: Vault]NES EarthBound Beginnings (USA) in 47:56.08 by Nitrodon.
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- Forgoes major skip glitch
- 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.


[Tier: Vault]NES EarthBound Beginnings (JPN) "warp glitch" in 23:07.85 by chatterbox.
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- Major skip glitch
- 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.


[Tier: Vault]NES Elevator Action (USA) in 06:47.33 by Alyosha.
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- Uses death to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- 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.


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

Times for each track are:

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

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


All encodes for this movie feature commentary in the form of soft subtitles.

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

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

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


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


[Tier: Vault]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.


[Tier: Moons]NES Faxanadu (unknown) in 23:04.69 by Invariel.
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
In comparison to the usual run-through platform games, this is one of the games that requires more planning to play efficiently.

The game features an inventory and equipment and a spells system, all of which were rare to see in NES games when this game came out.

This is the 4th published version of the TAS, now 16.73 seconds faster than the previous version.

The author has written comments describing all the planning and tricks that went into this movie.


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

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


[Tier: Vault]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