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Total movies: 71


[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement][Console-verified]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) "120 stars" in 1:20:41.52 by MKDasher, Nahoc, sonicpacker, Bauru, Eru, Goronem, Jesus, Kyman, Mokkori, Moltov, Nothing693, pasta, SilentSlayers, Snark, ToT.
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Submission #3772 — Author's comments
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Rating: 9.5 (43 votes)
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- 100% completion
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Award - 3D Platforms TAS of 2012Award - Speedy TAS of 2012Award - TAS of 2012
In a shocking twist of events, Bowser kidnaps Peach inside her own castle. Mario shows up and rains on Bowser's parade by collecting all 120 stars and winning in record time.

Numerous bugs are exploited in order to speed up Mario's progress and the physics engine is abused to its fullest.

This is an improvement of 18:08.33 over the previous movie by Rikku.

If you prefer to see the game beaten in the fastest time, then watch the "0 Stars" run.

See this movie played back on a real console.

If you're looking for a TAS on the Nintendo DS remake, you can watch it here.

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[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]NES Mega Man (JPN) in 12:23.34 by Shinryuu & FinalFighter.
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Submission #2921 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1103 (15:29.27)
Rating: 9.4 (62 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Award - Glitchy TAS of 2010Award - NES TAS of 2010Award - TAS of 2010
On this site, we make perfect movies, and then we surpass them. Of course, if we can surpass them, they were not perfect in the first place, but who would have known?

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

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

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


[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (World v1.1) in 17:51.6 by Aglar.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2012-05-13)
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Submission #3557 — Author's comments
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Rating: 9.3 (19 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- 2 Players
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Award - Sega TAS of 2012
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (1992) was the game that introduced the Super Dash Attack. The ability, referred to as Spin Dash in later games, has become one of the most beloved features of the series and, indeed, one of the most prominent features of the speedrunning scene as a whole.

In this exhilarating movie, Aglar speeds his way through this classic's varied acts making good use of Spin Dashes to finish them in record time. The author also controls Tails—Sonic's two-tailed foxy buddy—to allow for even faster routes and making shorter work of bosses.

This is an improvement of 50.76 seconds over the previous movie, thanks to better routes and general optimization as explained in the author's comments.


[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]SNES Super Mario World (USA) "warps" in 09:57.82 by bahamete, Kaizoman666, Mister & PangaeaPanga.
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Submission #3407 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1912 (10:20.6)
Rating: 9.2 (34.5 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Corrupts memory
- Genre: Platform
This is the 10th published movie of Super Mario World that beats the game by clearing 11 of the 96 exits, the shortest route intended by the game developers. Of all the previous movies, not one had obsoleted its predecessor by more than 15 seconds. This movie sets a new record by beating the previous movie by 22.68 seconds and clocking in under 10 minutes. Ironically, Mario dies in the process.

The authors of this movie have found (more) new glitches to save time. The notable differences in gameplay are:

  • Plays a level which was not previously played (Yoshi's Island 1)
  • Skips Iggy's Castle
  • Optimizes Bowser fight
We recommend reading the author's comments to understand how the new glitches are used in this movie.

There are also movies of this game that trigger the credits early, clear all 96 exits, clear as many exits as possible as small Mario, and write a program using the game's code.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]N64 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (JPN v1.0) in 20:09.98 by Bloobiebla & MrGrunz.
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Submission #4147 — Author's comments
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Rating: 9.1 (9 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
Although the length of this movie is 20:09.98 when timed with our standard method, applying the timing method used by most Zelda speedrunners (until last hit on Ganon) would result in a final time of 16:57.69. It's important to note this so that there's no confusion about which runs are faster than the others.

In this TAS of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, the author aims to beat the game as quickly as possible. He achieves this by exploiting a large sequence break which involves "tricking" the game into warping Link directly from the Deku Tree (the first dungeon) to Ganon's Castle. Child Link then goes on conquering the whole castle without a single thought about becoming an adult beforehand.

Despite how quickly this game can be beaten these days, this run is almost two minutes faster than its predecessor thanks to new tricks at the Deku Tree and tower collapse sequence as well as many small improvements throughout the run.

This TAS was done using the Japanese version of the game. The reason for this is that the text is significantly faster than in the English version, which means that far less time is spent waiting for text boxes and cut scenes to end before getting back to the action.

The author's notes explain in great detail many of the things done in this TAS, which may be confusing to those who aren't familiar with Ocarina of Time speedrunning. Reading them is strongly advised.

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[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]GBA Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance (USA) "Maxim, all bosses" in 07:30.75 by McBobX.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2014-03-11)
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Submission #4202 — Author's comments
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Rating: 9.0 (6 votes)
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- Forgoes warps
- Second quest/Post game-completion
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
This is a really fast TAS through Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance played as Maxim, who is only available after the game is beaten. Unlike in the glitch-warped run, the protagonist doesn't directly fight Dracula and instead defeats every boss, reaching Dracula the intended way. However, this doesn't stop Maxim from making short work of every boss and sinking into walls wherever he wants.

This category obsoletes the in-bounds Maxim run because, even though they don't have the same goals, out-of-bounds tricks were deemed more entertaining.

McBobX's run in this category saves about 1:50.95 over the previous movie due to route changes and optimization.


Note: This movie starts where the main quest movie left off. We don't usually accept movies beginning from a save, though. Please read our rules to see our reasons.

[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]GBA Sonic Advance 2 (USA) in 18:01.78 by Mukki.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2012-01-28)
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Submission #3426 — Author's comments
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Rating: 9.0 (14.5 votes)
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- Aims for maximum score
- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
Award - GBA TAS of 2012
Disappointed with good movies where characters move just too slowly?

Look no further! In this extremely high-speed run, Mukki demonstrates how to break the sound barrier and why Sonic is the fastest character in the video game universe.

Mukki's TAS improves the previous run by 43.18 seconds. Individual act improvements are listed in the submission text.

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


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]SNES Mega Man & Bass (JPN) "Rockman" in 27:21.47 by sparky.
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Submission #2994 — Author's comments
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Rating: 9.0 (20 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Rockman & Forte (ロックマン&フォルテ), known as Mega Man & Bass in the western world, used to be the last game chronologically released for the original Rockman/Megaman series, until Rockman & Forte Mirai kara no Chōsensha (ロックマン&フォルテ 未来からの挑戦者) was released on the WonderSwan handheld system.

This game bears a striking resemblance to Mega Man 8, not only in style, but in excessive graphic detail. Similarly to Mega Man X4, the player has the option to choose one of two characters to play through. In this run, Rockman is choosen.

This run is 41.64 seconds faster than the previous run, demonstrating that this game is even glitchier than it originally appeared.

There are two more Rockman & Forte runs to watch on this site; featuring completion of the game with Forte as fast as possible and collection of all CDs with Rockman.


[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]SNES Super Demo World: The Legend Continues (USA) "120 exits" in 2:02:04.49 by PangaeaPanga.
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Submission #4357 — Author's comments
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Rating: 9.0 (5 votes)
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- 100% completion
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform
Arguably one of the most well known and well developed SNES hacks in existence, Super Demo World puts Mario into a new realm that spans well beyond his original adventure.

Features of the hack include:

  • the ability to store unconventional items in the reserve box, such as a koopa, springboard, message box, or vine
  • 120 exits in total, including two secret worlds
  • creative and challenging level design, with some puzzle elements thrown in
  • "new" graphics (mostly backgrounds taken from other games, such as Donkey Kong Country 3 and Mega Man X)

In this run, PangaeaPanga improves upon the previous movie by more than five minutes using newly discovered glitches and a slower overworld route, which counterintuitively saves time.

To see a much shorter run completing the minimum number of stages, see this run.


[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]GBC Pokémon: Yellow Version (USA) "executes arbitrary code" in 03:14.15 by FractalFusion.
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Submission #3894 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.9 (26 votes)
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- Demonstration
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Executes arbitrary code
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts save data
- Corrupts memory
- Genre: RPG
Award - GBx TAS of 2013Award - Glitchy TAS of 2013
The TASVideos record movie for Pokémon: Yellow Version uses heavy glitches that lead to Ash cataloging every Pokémon in slightly over a minute. Is there any way to get more ridiculous than that? In this run, using nothing but the Game Boy buttons and tool-assisted precision, the game is made to run an arbitrary program. For details on how this was achieved, see the author's comments.

This movie improves upon its predecessor by never having to leave Ash's room to gain full control of execution flow. However, that movie has a very different kind of payload at the end, and is worth watching as well. Both movies apply the idea that TASing is programming input rather than playing the game. For a list of more runs that embody this idea, see this post.

As this run was submitted on March 14 - "Pi Day", it contains many, many references to π. See how many you can find!


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]PSX Mega Man X6 (USA) "all stages" in 39:31.35 by Rolanmen1.
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Submission #3792 — Author's comments
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Award - PSX TAS of 2013
X is trying to find the lost Maverick Hunter Zero, who has gone missing since X5. Of course, once found, Zero does most of the dirty work, while X is practically nowhere to be found.

This run completes all of the stages, showing off how nasty every level is on Xtreme difficulty. As always, Zero is much better suited to killing bosses than X. Zero also uses powerups that he wouldn't be able to use in an any% run.

The author, Rolanmen1, also improves the previous movie by 1:47.03 by taking a different route and using a new trick that allows him to skip the totem poles in Ground Scaravich's stage.

If you want to see the game completed as fast as possible, see the any% run.


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[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Console-verified]NES Super Mario Bros. (JPN/USA PRG0) "warps" in 04:57.31 by HappyLee.
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Submission #2964 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.9 (39.5 votes)
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- Uses warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Here at TASVideos we make perfect movies... and then we beat them again — this time by 1 frame, which, considering the fiercely competitive history of this run, is actually significant.

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


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]SNES Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (USA v1.0) "game end glitch" in 02:36.81 by Masterjun.
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Submission #4025 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.8 (16 votes)
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- Major skip glitch
- Final boss skip glitch
- Executes arbitrary code
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Genre: Platform
This is a quick completion of Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island.

Here, the author, Masterjun, abuses a glitch that results in corruption of the egg list. This confuses the game and causes it to jump to the SNES CPU registers and start executing arbitrary code, which triggers the credits.

There is also a run without game-breaking glitches and a 100% run.

Exploiting this glitch instead of just using a warp glitch to get to 6-8 quickly saved over 3.5 minutes over the previous movie.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Console-verified]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) in 45:42.13 by inzult, Rising Tempest.
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Submission #4266 — Author's comments
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- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
Here is a non-glitched run of the black sheep in the Zelda series. Zelda has been put to sleep by an evil spell, and you must waken her by completing six palaces and then obtaining the Triforce again. Unlike most Zelda games, the action parts are done in a side-scrolling view instead of an overhead view, and there are fewer items to use.

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

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

Watch this movie played on a real NES console.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]Genesis Tails in Sonic the Hedgehog (USA,r0) in 13:21.87 by marzojr.
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Submission #4155 — Author's comments
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform
This is a hacked version of Sonic the Hedgehog. The title character is replaced by his sidekick, Miles "Tails" Prower. The levels remain unchanged.

There is more than just an appearance change to this game. Tails' abilities remain intact. If you haven't seen Sonic the Hedgehog completed before, you may wish to do so before seeing what a character with flight and a spindash can accomplish.

There is also a run for a Knuckles hack of Sonic the Hedgehog, done by JXQ. It replaces Tails with Knuckles and flying with climbing and gliding.

New tricks, more precision and tricks from the newest Sonic run combine to a movie that is 57.75 faster than the previous version.


Note: An IPS patch for the hack can be downloaded here: http://tasvideos-moviefiles.googlecode.com/files/ips%2Bpatcher.zip . It must be patched to REV 00.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]SNES Mega Man & Bass (JPN) "Forte" in 28:08.23 by sparky.
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Submission #3010 — Author's comments
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- Uses a suboptimal character
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Rockman & Forte (ロックマン&フォルテ), known as Mega Man & Bass in the western world, used to be the last game chronologically released for the original Rockman/Megaman series, until Rockman & Forte Mirai kara no Chōsensha (ロックマン&フォルテ 未来からの挑戦者) was released on the WonderSwan handheld system.

This game bears a striking resemblance to Mega Man 8, not only in style, but in excessive graphic detail. Similarly to Mega Man X4, the player has the option to choose one of two characters to play through. In this run, Forte is chosen.

sparky takes the game apart with some glitches that allow Forte to zip around in walls. This run is 59.83 seconds faster than the previous run, mostly due to new glitches. Read the author's comments for more details.

There are two more Rockman & Forte runs to watch on this site; featuring completion of the game with Rockman as fast as possible and collection of all CDs with him.


[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]SNES EarthBound (USA) in 1:10:00.95 by pirohiko.
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Submission #2200 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.7 (68.5 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Forgoes save data corruption
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
EarthBound is a great RPG, designed by Shigesato Itoi in 1994-1995, and is also known by the name Mother 2.

It is best described as "random", in a good way. The game has a great emphasis on a humor, and indeed many things in the game are almost caricatured, from subplots to characters. It also has a versatile soundtrack.

Our description for the previous movie stated, "Although this being a speedrun (tool-assisted at that), most of the plot of the game is intact...". This time around, not so much. Thanks to some collision detection bugs, including one that shows that the Skip Sandwich is a fitting name for the item in ways the developers never intended, the author is able to move around the game's areas freely, completing the bare minimum number of tasks needed to keep the final battle from locking up.

Also unlike the previous movie, this one does use a death as a shortcut. However, the teddy bear survives this time around.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]SNES Metroid Super ZeroMission (v2.3) "100%" in 1:19:30.64 by Hoandjzj.
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Submission #3954 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.7 (6 votes)
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- 100% completion
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform
Metroid Super ZeroMission is a Super Metroid hack that is heavily based on the GBA game Metroid: Zero Mission, inspiring modifications of the game engine, graphics, and maps.

In this run, the author, Hoandjzj, clears everything in the game. If you're looking for a run that simply aims for the end, watch this run.

This movie is 7:40.39 minutes faster than its predecessor due to a version change and better strategies.


[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]NES Battletoads (USA) "warps, 2 players" in 11:04.72 by feos & MESHUGGAH.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2011-11-16)
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Submission #3356 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #310 (13:27.98)
Rating: 8.7 (25.5 votes)
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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
Award - NES TAS of 2011
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]Genesis Knuckles in Sonic the Hedgehog (any v1.1) in 13:05.29 by marzojr & WST.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2014-02-02)
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Obsoletes movie #796 (14:44.95)
Rating: 8.7 (5 votes)
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform
This is a hacked version of Sonic the Hedgehog. The title character is replaced by his rival, Knuckles. The levels remain unchanged.

There is more than just an appearance change to this game. Knuckles' abilities remain intact. If you haven't seen Sonic the Hedgehog completed before, you may wish to do so before seeing what a character with a spindash and gliding can accomplish.

There is also a run for a Tails hack of Sonic the Hedgehog, done by marzojr. It replaces Knuckles with Tails and gliding with flying.


A camhacked encode is provided with every duplicate link.

Note: An IPS patch for the hack can be downloaded here. It must be patched to REV 00.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Has commentary]NES Crystalis (USA) in 40:40.43 by TheAxeMan.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2012-03-20)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 88.38 MB, length: 42:58)
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Obsoletes movie #1322 (52:44.47)
Rating: 8.7 (7 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- 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.


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

[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]SNES Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (USA v1.0) "warpless" in 1:33:40.18 by Carl Sagan.
snes9x movie (.smv) (date: 2011-10-13)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 384.46 MB, length: 1:38:09)
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Obsoletes movie #362 (1:38:56.6)
Rating: 8.6 (19 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes warps
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Genre: Platform
Award - SNES TAS of 2011
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island is a vibrant, colorful and fun game that stars the popular Yoshi. From a technical standpoint, the game is very exceptional on the SNES due to its use of the SuperFX chip, which allows for many cool special effects that are otherwise impossible on the SNES.

This movie by Carl Sagan (no, not that Carl Sagan) is fast-paced, action-packed, and full of entertaining tricks and maneuvers. In other words, the very essence we tool-assisted speedrun makers enjoy. It also improves the previous run of this game by over 5 minutes. For more details, we recommend reading the author's comments; there's a lot more to this movie than meets the eye.

This run forgoes using the null egg glitch to finish the game within minutes and instead plays through the regular levels. To see the null egg glitch in action, check out the any% run by Masterjun. For more Yoshi's Island action, check out our 100% run.


[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]NES Rockman 4 Minus Infinity (v0.01) in 35:40.26 by tianwodeai.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2014-04-19)
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Obsoletes movie #2348 (38:52.78)
Rating: 8.6 (10 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform

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