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Total movies: 316


[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers][Console-verified][Has commentary]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG0) "warps" in 10:24.34 by Lord Tom, Maru & Tompa.
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Submission #6274 — Author's comments
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Rating: 9.9 (3 votes)
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- Uses warps
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Genre: Platform
Ever since Morimoto published his legendary movie in mid-2003, the players at TASVideos have repeatedly made it faster and faster and even faster! Of course, there doesn't ever seem to be a stop for when it is fastest.

This movie is 0.6 seconds faster than the previous movie. Most of the improvement comes from Bowser's Castle, where the authors didn't have to lose time in order to get a favourable Bowser pattern. For more details, see the run's comments.

You can see this run played on an NES right here.


The encodes feature commentary as soft subtitles.

[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers][Notable improvement]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "all souls" in 17:06.41 by Fz-Last, klmz & Pike.
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Submission #5206 — Author's comments
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Rating: 9.7 (21 votes)
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- Best ending
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
Award - GBA TAS of 2016Award - Lucky TAS of 2016
Everyone who has at least once attempted to gather a soul from each of the 120 different enemies in Aria of Sorrow, especially during a speedrun, knows the frustration it incurs after a hundredth failed attempt to get the required drop. That just makes this all-souls TAS, played on hard mode, even more impressive.

This is an improvement of 1:38.85 over the previous movie, thanks to a more optimised route and newly used items. Please read the authors' comments for more details.

If you would like to see the game beaten even faster, don't miss the any% run by one of the authors, klmz.


Note: Starting from reset was necessary to use hard mode. However, doing so is normally not allowed — refer to the rules to see the reasons.

[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers][Notable improvement]GBC Pokémon: Yellow Version (USA/Europe) "arbitrary code execution" in 05:48.28 by MrWint.
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Submission #5384 — Author's comments
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Rating: 9.6 (21 votes)
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- Playaround
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Executes arbitrary code
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts save data
- Corrupts memory
- Genre: RPG
Award - Gameboy TAS of 2017Award - Glitchy TAS of 2017Award - TAS of 2017
The current Pokémon: Yellow Version speed record uses heavy glitches that allow the player to catalog every Pokémon in slightly over a minute. Is there any way to get more ridiculous than that? Yes! In this run, using nothing but the Game Boy buttons and tool-assisted precision, the game is made to run an arbitrary program which greatly expands the game and shows off cool stuff from elsewhere too. For details on how this was achieved, see the author's comments.

This movie improves upon the predecessor by using a payload which builds upon the environment in the game highlighting new areas, new Pokémon, and shows off a lot more that can be done with arbitrary code execution than displaying the digits of Pi and some minor animation. For more runs that involve arbitrary code execution, see our published list of movies which execute arbitrary code as well as discussion in our forum.


Spoiler: Hover over the screenshot.

This video includes segments from some terrific games, including Pokémon Yellow, Gold, and Crystal, as well as from Super Mario Bros. Deluxe, Tetris, and The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX. Please check those games out.

This video includes music samples from The Orange Box soundtrack. If you've enjoyed what you've heard, you can purchase The Orange Box soundtrack from Amazon or iTunes.

This video includes a clip from SpongeBob SquarePants (season two), which can be purchased in its entirety from Amazon or iTunes.


[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers]SNES Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (USA v1.0) "100%" in 1:59:35.12 by Baxter, Carl Sagan & NxCy.
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Submission #3865 — Author's comments
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Rating: 9.6 (40.5 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- 100% completion
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Genre: Platform
Award - SNES TAS of 2013Award - TAS of 2013
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 SuperFX² coprocessor. The chip allows for many cool special effects that are otherwise impossible on the SNES.

This is a 100% completion of the game. It plays through all the levels and collects every item that contributes to end-of-level score: 5 flowers, 20 red coins, and 30 stars. By getting 100% completion in each stage, six extra stages are also unlocked. These are played at the end of the run, again with 100% scores.

The authors of the run have spent over three years working on this run, showing off plenty of egg juggling, precise shots, and other incredible antics. This run does not use certain glitches present in the other runs of the game (an any% run and a warp glitch run), but there should still be plenty to surprise you. Reading the authors' lengthy comments is recommended.


[Tier: Stars][Console-verified][Has commentary]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG1) "arbitrary code execution" in 08:16.23 by Lord Tom.
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Submission #4961 — Author's comments
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Rating: 9.6 (44 votes)
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- Playaround
- Uses warps
- Executes arbitrary code
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Award - Funny TAS of 2016Award - Glitchy TAS of 2016Award - NES TAS of 2016
Super Mario Bros 3 is a very famous and popular game for the NES. There are normally two main ways to beat it: the quick way using warp whistles to skip worlds, and the longer way which goes through all the worlds.

Lord Tom goes the same route as the game end glitch run. However, he achieves total control of the game, pushing the run to a whole new level. He gives himself new powers, like the speed booster and the suit-swap, to name a few. Read the author's comments for more details.

This run was shown at Awesome Games Done Quick 2016 during the TAS block:


Note: The official encodes for this run include commentary from the author. The second YouTube stream also features input display.

[Tier: Stars][Console-verified][Fastest Completion]N64 Mario Kart 64 (USA v1.0) in 20:33.32 by weatherton.
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Submission #5243 — Author's comments
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Rating: 9.5 (25.5 votes)
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- Major skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Racing
Award - First edition TAS of 2016Award - N64 TAS of 2016Award - TAS of 2016
Mario Kart 64 is the first 3D game in the Mario Kart series, released in 1996 by Nintendo. Widely regarded as classic, it still retains a following to this day.

A run 7 years in the making, this Mario Kart 64 TAS features weatherton completing all 4 Grand Prix Cups in under 21 minutes. Due to the nature of the game, knowledge of the internal code allows for heavy RNG manipulation, getting even the most unlikely items on the first try. This and the incredible movement precision are used to create crazy shortcuts, often completing laps in mere seconds.

The submission text contains highly detailed information about the strategies of every track, the RNG manipulation and a lot of other information about the run.


You can watch the complete run being played back on a console.

At AGDQ 2014, the Mushroom Cup of this run was presented on console, and at AGDQ 2016, the Star Cup was presented.


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) "70 stars, no Backwards Long Jump" in 42:58.52 by CeeSammerZ, coin2884, Eru, Goronem, Jesus, Kyman, Mickey/VIS, Mokkori, Moltov, Nahoc, Nekuran, Nothing693, pasta, Snark, sonicpacker & ToT.
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Submission #3561 — Author's comments
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Rating: 9.5 (40.5 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Demonstration
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Genre: Platform
Backwards Long Jump (BLJ) is a game breaking glitch not used in this Super Mario 64 run so that the runners can show off a variety of other lesser known glitches. Despite BLJ being banned, Mario shows that he can still collect 70 stars with ninja-like reflexes.

BLJ can be seen in the 0 Stars and 120 Stars runs.

See this movie played back on a real console.

Note: There are encodes of higher resolutions in the discussion thread.


[Tier: Stars][Fastest Completion]NES Mega Man 2 (JPN) in 23:44.5 by Shinryuu, aglasscage & FinalFighter.
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Submission #6463 — Author's comments
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Rating: 9.5 (12 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Mega Man 2 is a game that hardly needs any introduction. This movie plays Rockman 2, the Japanese version, which is essentially Mega Man 2 in difficult mode.

This is an improvement of 4.01 seconds over the previous run.

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

See also a run done on the PSX port here.


[Tier: Stars]SNES Super Mario World (USA) "all 96 exits" in 1:14:37.63 by bahamete, Kaizoman666 & Masterjun.
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Submission #3849 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #577 (1:21:29.63)
Rating: 9.5 (32 votes)
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- 100% completion
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Genre: Platform
Acknowledged as one of the best Mario games of all time, Super Mario World is a must see for fans of classic games. This run completes the game fully (all 96 exits) and makes use of almost every known glitch to make it as fast and exciting as possible.

This TAS by bahamete, Kaizoman666 & Masterjun is an improvement of 6:44.63 minutes over the previous movie. The improvement comes from new glitches and better optimization.

If you like this video, be sure to also see Super Demo World 100% completion (120 exits) in 2:02:04.49 by PangaeaPanga.


[Tier: Stars][Console-verified][Has commentary]SNES Super Mario World (USA) "warps" in 09:57.1 by BrunoVisnadi & Amaraticando.
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Submission #4928 — Author's comments
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Rating: 9.5 (20.5 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
Award - SNES TAS of 2015Award - TAS of 2015
This is the 12th 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. This movie's faster by 2.74 seconds, clocking at less than 10 minutes. As in the previous publication, Mario still dies in the process.

A few new tricks were found:

  • Stunning a fish;
  • Lateral corner clip;
  • Downward corner boost.

We recommend reading the authors' comments for more details.

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.


The encodes feature commentary by the authors as soft subtitles.

This run was played back on a real SNES console, watch the verification here!


[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: 9.5 (72 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: Moons][Notable improvement]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles "newgame+" in 27:31.29 by marzojr & Aglar.
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Submission #4515 — Author's comments
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Rating: 9.4 (9 votes)
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- One player in a multiplayer game
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Second quest/Post game-completion
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Platform
Sonic's gone to plaid in the latest TAS by marzojr. It starts from a savestate to take advantage of Hyper Sonic from the beginning of the game. (For more details, see the note below and the run's comments.)

WARNING: The awesomeness of Hyper Sonic may damage your eyes or trigger seizures in susceptible people.

We also have similar runs with Sonic and Tails, Amy, Knuckles, Tails, Knuckles ring attack, Sonic 100%, Knuckles 100% and Competition mode.


Note: This movie begins from a save state from the end of regular mode in order to access Hyper Sonic from the beginning of the game. There is no other way to access it outside of a hack. We normally do not accept movies which begin from a save state.

To download a savestate for this movie, use this link for Gens version 11a or this link for Gens version 11b.


Every second encode link leads to the camhacked version.

[Tier: Stars][Has commentary]PSX Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (USA) "all relics & bosses" in 36:58.32 by ForgoneMoose.
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Submission #4367 — Author's comments
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Rating: 9.4 (13.5 votes)
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- 100% completion
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
Not only was Castlevania: Symphony of the Night the first installment of the Castlevania series on PSX but also the first PSX game to have a published run here.

Not satisfied with just going on a death spree to Dracula, Alucard decides to steal every single one of his father's heirlooms, while also killing his prized collection of monsters. Luckily he has the handy ability of phasing through walls whenever he needs to.

A run that beats the game through save data corruption is available here, along with one that avoids data corruption. If you prefer the main character to have muscular bare arms and to pray to the rain gods to defeat bosses, you may enjoy the Richter version. If you want to see a run on Replay mode that can skip many cutscenes, see this run. We also have a run of the Saturn version using Maria. We even have a run where Alucard avoids killing everything except Dracula.


Author's commentary during the run's video can be watched on YouTube.


Note: Due to the lengthy amount of time needed to obtain the best ending in the previous run, this run was deemed significantly more entertaining, and thus obsoletes it.


Note: Due to an emulation error, the audio in the ending FMV sequence doesn't play.

[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement][Console-verified]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) "all 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: 9.4 (55 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.

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

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[Tier: Stars][Has commentary]SNES The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (JPN v1.0) "full inventory" in 52:52.44 by fmp & Yuzuhara_3.
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Submission #6154 — Author's comments
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Rating: 9.4 (8 votes)
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- 100% completion
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
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The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is the third game of its series. It began development in 1988 as a NES title but was ultimately moved to the SNES, being released in Japan on 21 November 1991, exactly 1 year after the console. It set new standards for the system and was among the first games to use 1MB of memory. The game is widely regarded as one of the best video games, both of its era and of all time. A Link to the Past spawned two official manga, a Satellaview spinoff, a GBA port, a 3DS remake, a popular randomizer, and rereleases on the SNES Classic and Wii Virtual Console. Nearly 30 years later, it remains one of the most popular speedrun games.

fmp and Yuzuhara_3 complete the inventory of items and defeat Ganon in record time. For more details, please read the authors' comments.

The second set of encodes feature a minimap at the right side, showing the player's position on the map and the camera's position.


The author provided video commentary for this movie that can be seen here.

[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "100%" in 1:01:47.03 by Sniq.
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Submission #6381 — Author's comments
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Rating: 9.3 (9 votes)
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- 100% completion
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
In accordance with standard procedure, Samus discarded all of the items she collected on previous adventures before embarking on this one.

Super Metroid has a wide variety of time-saving glitches to exploit, many of which are explained on the Super Metroid Tricks page. Be sure to check it, as well as the author's comments, for more information on the improvements. This is an improvement of 6:28.70 over the predecessor movie.

If you prefer to watch the fastest completion without getting all the items and without any large skip glitches, check out Super Metroid in 35:58 by Sniq.


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[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers][Notable improvement][Fastest Completion]GC 007: Nightfire (USA) in 33:42.82 by FitterSpace, gamerfreak5665 & aleckermit.
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- Genre: Shooter
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007: Nightfire is a James Bond game. Does anything more need to be said? Guns, cars, planes, submarines, spaceships, girls, and megalomaniacs.

Authors FitterSpace, gamerfreak5665 and aleckermit show off James Bond's impressive skill set, including cocaine-induced firearm handling and driving so reckless, not even a cute animal would give him car insurance.

This run improves upon the previous publication by more than six minutes of total run time, but with increased load time accuracy, new out of bound glitches, and better optimization, the real time saved compared to the previous run is nearly ten minutes.


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]SNES Super Mario World (USA) "arbitrary code execution" in 02:25.19 by Masterjun.
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- Executes arbitrary code
- Heavy glitch abuse
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- Genre: Platform
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Masterjun builds upon his previous work at destroying Super Mario World by programming some simple games inside it, using only controller input!

A technical explanation is available on the submission page.

This movie famously premiered via playback on a real Super Nintendo, at Awesome Games Done Quick 2014, as part of the first TASVideos presentation at a Games Done Quick event, which are hosted by SpeedDemosArchive.


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[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers][Notable improvement][Fastest Completion]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles in 26:53.06 by Aglar & marzojr.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
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Ludicrous-speed bouncing around. Completed without collecting any emeralds, with both Sonic and Tails controlled by the player.

This run takes everything you know about Sonic 3 & Knuckles and turns it upside-down. It extensively uses the "scroll objects offscreen to pass through them" trick to zip and warp to places that shouldn't be reached, break bosses, and effectively skip entire stages.

This latest effort by Aglar and marzojr represents the first published improvement of this run in over four years, and the first time since this run, over seven years ago, that the authors replayed the entire game instead of replaying only select levels and then splicing input from the previous movie. Every single level is faster, and there are some surprising new glitches in several stages. For more details, see the run's comments.

We also have similar movies in Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Sonic the Hedgehog CD.

And also we have runs with Amy, Knuckles, Tails, Knuckles ring attack, Sonic 100%, Knuckles 100%, Competition mode and Sonic and Tails on NewGame+.


The downloadable encodes in the second set use a camhack, which attempts to always keep Sonic onscreen and puts HD sprites on top of the background to make the TAS look even better.

[Tier: Stars]SNES Mega Man & Bass (JPN) "100 CDs" in 38:07.68 by sparky, parrot14green & woabclf.
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
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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 in the original Rockman/Mega Man 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 for the WonderSwan.

This time around, Dr. Wily has his own creation turned against him, allowing the player to use Mega Man or a bad guy!

However, in this run, the players only use Mega Man and collect each and every CD in the game, which shouldn't be possible using only one character. Then again, many things happen in this movie that weren't intended to be possible.

This run is a collaboration between sparky, the current author of the other branches for this game, parrot14green, the author of the previous "100 CDs" run, and woabcfl, the author of the Rockman no Constancy runs. It improves the previous movie by 1:40.96. You can read the authors' comments for more details.

There are two more Rockman & Forte runs to watch on this site; featuring completion of the game with Rockman and Forte as fast as possible, without worrying about CD collection.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion][Has commentary]SNES Super Mario All-Stars: Super Mario Bros. 3 (JPN v1.0) "warps" in 10:23.51 by Maru.
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This is a remake of Super Mario Bros. 3 present in Super Mario All-Stars. Aside from musical and graphical improvements, it also provides a save feature.

Maru defeats Bowser in record time and improves the previous run by 0.26 seconds.


The encodes feature commentary as soft subtitles.

[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers][Fastest Completion]N64 The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (USA) in 1:29:32.02 by MrGrunz.
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- Genre: Adventure
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In the direct sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Link is back to being a lone boy without a fairy. One day, he is attacked by Skull Kid and his two fairies, Tatl and Tael, and they steal his ocarina. After pursuing Skull Kid, he is transformed into a Deku Scrub. Link continues pursuing Skull Kid all the way to the Clock Town (now with the help of Tatl the fairy, a more 'in yo face' version of Navi).

This TAS of the game is the result of three years of hard work and many restarts due to new discoveries. It features many never-before-seen tricks and glitches, and completes every dungeon without getting a single boss key. Everything is done out of order, in ways that will amaze the viewer and keep them on the edge of their seat the entire way through, including a whole new way of warping between the areas in the game's over-world, and a new method of traveling that makes even the longest stretches in the game seem tiny.

The author beats the game in two 3-day cycles (the previous route used three), and does so in a way that puts every past attempt at a 6-day challenge to shame.

Note: There are encodes of higher resolutions in the discussion thread. Also, if you know the cutscenes of this game by memory at this point and would rather watch an encode without them, it's your lucky day.


[Tier: Stars][Fastest Completion]NES Castlevania (USA PRG1) in 11:15.11 by Challenger & Morrison.
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The original Castlevania is set in the year 1691. Simon Belmont must fight his way through the castle and destroy Count Dracula.

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][Fastest Completion]NES Contra (JPN) in 08:38.35 by Mars608 & aiqiyou.
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Contra is a classic action game. Equipped with heavy artillery and infinite ammo, you must save the world by defeating the organization Red Falcon.

The authors save 4.69 seconds over the previous run by a new method of strategic player sacrifices.


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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


[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers][Notable improvement]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) in 35:58.31 by Sniq.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
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Super Metroid is a platform game and a follow-up to Metroid II. Like the previous games in the series, it is not divided into separate levels; the planet Zebes is an open world which Samus traverses back and forth. This world is divided into rooms separated with doors which must be shot to be opened. Shooting is also used to open up secret passages, some of which contain nifty bonuses, but finding most of them is required to proceed in the game.

This run not only beats the previous any% but also obsoletes the previous reverse boss order TAS due to similar routes. This is an improvement of 1:40.95 over the predecessor movie. As well as an improvement over the reverse boss order TAS by 10:40.51.

Sniq makes short work of Mother Brain and her space pirates, largely due to a major route change. Please read the author's submission notes for more information.


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[Tier: Moons]NES Contra (JPN) "pacifist" in 08:49.56 by Mars608 & aiqiyou.
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- Genre: Shooter
Contra completed fast, with an additional goal: do not kill enemies directly unless absolutely necessary to complete the game.

This movie improves upon the previous movie thanks by by 3.89 seconds to better optimizations.


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: Stars][Console-verified][Has commentary]NES Super Mario Bros. 2 (USA PRG0) "warpless" in 18:29.26 by Aglar & Andrewg.
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Warpless Super Mario Bros. 2 has been improved by 1:08.73 over the previous submission thanks to some astonishing new glitches.

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

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


Andrewg's vocal commentary during the run's video can be watched on YouTube.

[Tier: Moons]DS Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (USA) "all souls" in 35:08.59 by Kriole.
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- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
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Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (2005), the first installment of Castlevania on the Nintendo DS, is a direct sequel to GBA hit Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow. In it, Soma Cruz continues to cultivate his unhealthy obsession with collecting the souls of his enemies.

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

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

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


[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]N64 F-Zero X (USA) "Jack Cup, Time Trial" in 07:09.37 by jagg2zero.
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F-Zero X is the 3D sequel to the popular SNES hovercraft racing title. It offers a wide array of cars, tracks and play options, and has had an active speed-running community since its release in 1998.

This TAS completes the 6 tracks of the Jack Cup in time trial mode, where you choose any track to drive solo aiming for fastest possible completion of 3 laps according to the in-game timer, accurate to the millisecond. A special input sequence is used to unlock all cars (you normally unlock cars by playing in grand prix mode).

This TAS saves 1'10"614 (in-game track totals) over the previous Jack Cup TAS by Lord Tom. For a per-track comparison, check the author's comments.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Has commentary]SNES Donkey Kong Country (USA v1.0) "101%" in 41:18.37 by Tompa.
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- Forgoes time-saving glitches
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- Genre: Platform
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This run of Donkey Kong Country aims for 101% completion.

The author of this run discovered several new time-saving techniques. Some of them are small enough to go unnoticed, and others are jawdroppingly huge. The total improvement over the previous run is a tremendous 6 minutes 6.93 seconds this time around.

The in-game time of this run is about 33 minutes 10 seconds. For a detailed analysis of new techniques as well as comments about individual levels, read the author's comments.

If you desire more rolling primates, we recommend watching the any% movie.


The author, Tompa, also provided audio commentary of his TAS along with Pichi, which is available right here.

[Tier: Stars]SNES Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (USA v1.0) "102%" in 1:21:31.88 by Dooty, NxCy & Comicalflop.
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- Uses warps
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
Donkey Kong's been kidnapped and old Cranky Kong insists that Diddy collect a bunch of coins that say "DK" on them. These goals are compatible enough that Diddy and Dixie decide to get a little bit sidetracked on their rescue plan.

This movie improves on its predecessor by 45.28 seconds, primarily by using a debug code to get 75 Kremkoins early, allowing for a faster route through the game. Reading the authors' comments is recommended.

For more primate action, check out the any% run.


[Tier: Stars][Fastest Completion]Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (any,r1) in 17:40.08 by Zurggriff & Aglar.
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- Genre: Platform
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 & Zurggriff speed their way through this classic's varied acts making good use of Spin Dashes to finish them in record time. The authors also control Tails — Sonic's two-tailed foxy buddy — to allow for even faster routes and making shorter work of bosses.

This is an improvement of 12.88 seconds over the predecessor movie.

Spoiler: Hover over the screenshot.

We have a run where Knuckles replaces the main characters and finish the game in record time, and another run where he's going for the max rings challenge.

We also have movies in Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog CD and Sonic 3 & Knuckles.


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[Tier: Stars][Fastest Completion]Arcade Magician Lord (JPN/USA) in 07:17.73 by £e Nécroyeur.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
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Magician Lord puts you in control of Elta, a wizard who has the task of retrieving eight books of wisdom from the clutches of Az Atorse, the god of destruction. By collecting certain powerups along the way, you can transform into different characters, including Rajin, Samurai, Waterman, Shinobi, Poseidon, and Dragon Warrior. Each transformation makes Elta more powerful and grants him new attacks.

Watch £e Nécroyeur blaze through the game with heavy abuse of a zipping glitch and, well, blazes.

This run improves upon its previous iteration not by time improvement, but by deciding to end the game faster rather than ending input faster; this results in a slightly longer input time, but skips out a big waiting period from the previous run.


[Tier: Moons]DS Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin (USA) "all bosses" in 24:09.89 by mtbRc.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
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The second Castlevania title released on Nintendo DS after Dawn of Sorrow, this game is a direct sequel to Bloodlines on Sega Genesis. Dracula rises from the dead yet again (cue groan), and it's up to Jonathan Morris, helped out by Charlotte Aulin, a powerful mage student, to defeat him.

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


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Fastest Completion]SNES Mega Man & Bass (JPN) "Mega Man" in 27:21.47 by sparky.
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- 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 chosen.

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: Moons]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (World) "Tails" in 30:12.52 by Aglar & marzojr.
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- Genre: Platform
Sonic 3 & Knuckles completed with Tails. Interestingly, the authors of this run, Aglar and marzojr, utilized a disassembly of the game in order to squeeze the most out of every trick used.

We also have runs with Sonic and Tails, Tails in Sonic 1, Knuckles, Amy, Knuckles 100%, Sonic 100%, Competition mode and Sonic and Tails on NewGame+.


Every second pair of links/torrents provides camhack encodes, which force the camera to follow Tails no matter where in the level he is.

[Tier: Stars][Fastest Completion]GC Super Mario Sunshine (JPN v1.0) in 1:08:32.58 by zelpikukirby & Goldfire.
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- Genre: Platform
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In the highly anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed Super Mario 64, Mario and Peach are taking a much-deserved vacation from the so often troublesome Mushroom Kingdom. Only, they quickly find out that there is trouble amuck at their island destination. A culprit has coated the world with goop and paint. Even worse, according to the locals he just happens to look like Mario. Mistaken for the true offender, Mario's would-be vacation instead turns out to be another day on the job as he is convicted of the villain's crimes and is ordered to clean up the world with a water-spewing device that straps to his back, which just happens to add a whole new layer of depth to the usual platforming action.

Here, zelpikukirby & Goldfire use tools to show just how nimble the famed plumber can be. Focusing on revenge rather than reparation, they bring the perpetrator to justice after collecting only 43 shine sprites, leaving plenty of time for Mario and his friends to indulge in the rest and relaxation they originally set out to enjoy.


Note: This run is known to have a sync dependent on both hardware, and graphic settings. If you are having trouble playing back the emulator movie (DTM file), we recommend you watch one of the pre-made encodes instead.

[Tier: Stars][Fastest Completion]NES Bionic Commando (USA) in 12:25.62 by nEilfox, Alyosha & Challenger.
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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][Notable improvement]GBA Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance (USA) "all furniture, best ending" in 13:45.57 by hellagels.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
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In Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance, the Belmont clan must again rise to the challenge: Dracula's castle is in disarray and is in serious need of an interior decorator! In this movie, Juste Belmont zips through walls, under floors, and over zombies with the very important task of rearranging furniture. (He also defeats Dracula and rescues his best friends along the way, but that's not very important.)

This movie is a 6:32.48 improvement over its predecessor, thanks to several new improvements and optimizations.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog (any,r1) in 14:13.87 by Aglar.
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Sonic bounces around surprisingly fast. The lack of Spin Dash makes the strategy a bit different from that of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Sonic 3 & Knuckles runs, since preserving your momentum becomes a lot more important. However, this doesn't prevent the author from achieving crazy velocities even with such a significant limitation. In this run, the game is completed without collecting any emeralds.

This is the ninth publication of this branch, improving on the previous effort by 7.88 (of in-game time), due to even tighter optimization and some new shortcuts.

There are also runs where Knuckles and Tails they take advantage of their own abilities to finish the game in record time.

To see a movie of this game that doesn't take advantage of zips, watch the "no zips" run by Aglar.

We also have movies in Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic the Hedgehog CD and Sonic 3 & Knuckles


Every second encode link leads to a camhacked version. But don't expect the videos where Sonic is visible offscreen to make any more sense than the original ones!

[Tier: Stars]GC Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut (USA) "Sonic" in 30:12.02 by THC98.
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Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut, an enhanced port of Sonic Adventure on the Sega Dreamcast, follows the well-known Sonic the Hedgehog as he races to stop Dr. Eggman's evil plans once again — this time in 3D. A notable feature in the game is five extra story modes for some of the other Sonic characters, including Tails, Knuckles and Amy.

This run by THC98 completes Sonic's story, utilizing out of bounds glitches and super fast spindashes for maximum speed. For more tool-assisted Sonic Adventure, see the run of Tails's story by the same author.


Note: The audio is slightly faulty because of a bug in Dolphin's DSP emulation engine.

[Tier: Moons]N64 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (JPN v1.0) "No Doors, All Dungeons" in 2:24:37.03 by NEVERDOORS.
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- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
In this TAS of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, the author aims to beat the game as quickly as possible, while completing all dungeons, and with the added challenge of doing so without opening any doors. He achieves this by exploiting multiple glitches not seen in any other category of the game in order to complete this challenge.

The submission notes go over in great details all the stipulations of the goal, the tricks, and glitches.

This TAS was done using the Japanese v1.0 version of the game. The reasons for this are glitches that are exclusive to v1.0, as well as text that 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.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]N64 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (JPN v1.0) "All Dungeons, Temples & Ganon Trials" in 1:42:29.53 by homerfunky.
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
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In this TAS of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, the author aims to beat the game as quickly as possible while completing all dungeons, temples, and Ganon Trials. This goal is commonly referred to as "all temples", "all dungeons", or "MST (Medallions/Stones/Trials)".

This run has 22:15.68 minutes of improvements in gameplay over the previous TAS of its kind.

This movie contains a newer route and newer strategies which allow for a much faster completion than were possible when the last run was made. Several large glitches in the game are not used in the run, such as the Reverse Bottle Adventure or the Get Item Manipulation glitch. These are avoided because it would make the completion of any dungeon completely arbitrary; they can be seen in an old any% run.

This TAS is played on 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 (roughly 12 minutes) 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.

Note: There are encode of higher resolutions in the discussion thread.


[Tier: Moons]DS Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin (USA) "Richter mode" in 16:57.28 by mtbRc.
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- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
Like many Castlevania games, Portrait of Ruin has extra alternate play modes available after completing the primary quest. In this case, you get to play as Richter Belmont and Maria Renard, using a dual character system very similar to the main quest.

mtbRc improves his previous movie by 29.15 seconds, thanks to better overall optimisation and the usage of the sliding tackle.


[Tier: Stars][Has commentary]PSX Spyro: Year of the Dragon (USA v1.1) "117%" in 2:27:54.15 by Nitrofski.
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- Genre: Platform
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Year of the Dragon is the third installment in the Spyro series and the last Spyro game to be released for the PlayStation, in addition to being the last one created by its original creators.

After many technical issues, this first ever completed TAS of Spyro: Year of the Dragon finishes the game with 100% (in-game 117%) game completion, over an hour faster than any normal speedrun. This is done through carefully planned routes, precisely executed glitches and highly optimized movement.


Author's vocal commentary during the run's video can be watched on YouTube.

[Tier: Stars][Has commentary]GBA Metroid: Zero Mission (USA) "100%" in 1:01:13.92 by Dragonfangs.
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- Genre: Platform
Samus's first adventure is retold in Metroid: Zero Mission with extra storyline, extra items and on a system with a better graphics processor. This run completes the game with 100% item collection, at least as far as the end-of-game display is concerned.

This run is an improvement over Dragonfangs's previous work. It saves about 4 seconds of In-Game time, but uses a new route that removes lots of door transitions, saving about 20 seconds of real time. The previous run used VisualBoyAdvance that runs this game inaccurately fast compared to BizHawk (mGBA core) used here, which is why the movie time appears longer.


There is also an alternate YouTube stream featuring audio commentary by the author as well as members of the speedrunning community.

[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]SNES Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (USA v1.1) in 37:29.39 by hidaigai, Comicalflop, Dooty & Umihoshi.
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- Uses warps
- Genre: Platform
This is the any% TAS of Donkey Kong Country 2. It aims for overall fastest completion and doesn't give a flying banana about bonus rooms. Warp barrels are used whenever possible, meaning a large part of almost every stage in the first two worlds is skipped.

This is an improvement of 1:33.58 over the previous movie. As usual, longer loading times in a more accurate emulator take away some of the gross improvement time. If only comparing the length of the levels, the total improvement would be 1:39.21. See the author's notes for a more detailed breakdown.

For more primate action, we recommend watching the 102% completion movie.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Fastest Completion]NES Mega Man 4 (USA) in 32:02.6 by Tiancaiwhr.
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This is the seventh published movie of Mega Man 4 (USAのロックマン4), played for the first time by Tiancaiwhr.

This movie improves the previous run by nearly 2 minutes thanks to new tricks and glitches, as well as better optimization and lag management.


[Tier: Stars][Fastest Completion][Has commentary]Linux SteamWorld Dig 2 (v1.1) in 18:11.87 by keylie.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
SteamWorld Dig 2 is a Metroidvania-styled game released in 2017 by Image & Form, where an underground mine is explored by digging and collecting resources. As opposed to its predecessor SteamWorld Dig, the levels are not procedurally generated, except for the location of resources.

This TAS by keylie finishes the game as fast as possible by skipping upgrades and manipulating the level layout.


The encodes feature commentary by the author as soft subtitles.

[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]SNES Super Demo World: The Legend Continues (USA) "all 120 exits" in 2:02:04.49 by PangaeaPanga.
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- 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]Windows VVVVVV (2.0) "20 trinkets, no death mode" in 17:33.77 by Masterjun.
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In VVVVVV, the player controls Captain Viridian, who is lost in an alternate dimension, in search of the missing members of the spaceship's crew. Instead of jumping, the player is able to control the direction of gravity, allowing Captain Viridian to flip between the floors and ceilings of the environment. The graphical style of the game is heavily influenced by the Commodore 64.

In the spirit of the retro games' secret hunt, 20 aptly named Shiny Trinkets are hidden throughout the game. The author makes sure to collect all of them in his movie.

Additionally, this TAS is completed on the game's no-death mode, which removes all the cutscenes and dialogues, as well as allows collecting a specific Trinket without having to die. Dying once on this mode prompts an instant game over, making it an especially brutal challenge in unassisted conditions. As this naturally prohibits the skips and glitches that abuse forcible deaths, it allows the audience to see the game in its entirety and, indeed, enjoy its level design and excellent chiptune-style soundtrack.

If you would like to see the game completed with no holds barred, make sure to check out the glitched any% and the game end glitch TASes that complete the game a lot quicker than one would have imagined!


[Tier: Stars][Console-verified][Fastest Completion][Has commentary]NES The Legend of Zelda (USA PRG0) in 22:17.53 by Lord Tom.
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- Genre: Adventure
The Legend of Zelda (ゼルダの伝説) is an adventure game that needs no introduction to most NES players. It is a large game that normally takes days to beat, but at TASVideos, we often reduce games to the minimum time necessary in order to complete them. It's a secret to everybody.

This is the seventh iteration of this TAS, 20.6 seconds faster than the previous run. The improvements are largely due to better luck manipulation and some major route changes that lead to Link staying away from gambling. For more details, read the submission comments or the author's subtitles on the encodes.


The encodes feature commentary by the author as soft subtitles.

This run was console verified using micro500's TASLink replay device (with 1 frame per latch poll).


[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]NES The Legend of Zelda (USA PRG0) "Swordless Challenge" in 24:39.71 by Lord Tom.
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Of all the challenging ways to play Legend of Zelda that people have attempted on a NES console, one of the most famous is the "swordless" challenge. In this challenge, the player must beat all of the game, up until the final boss Ganon, without using a sword. It is not possible to damage Ganon without a sword however, so many swordless runs reach Ganon's room to die there.

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

This is a 34-second improvement over the previous movie by Baxter.


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[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers][Has commentary]Windows Cave Story (JPN 1.0.0.6) "best ending" in 50:10.3 by nitsuja.
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- Genre: Shooter
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Cave Story (2004) is a famous freeware indie game notable for being made entirely by one person, Daisuke "Pixel" Amaya.

Watch as nitsuja completely destroys this difficult game with amazingly precise movement. This playthrough saves Curly and finishes with the best ending after beating Ballos.

The program used to make this run, Hourglass, was also developed by nitsuja—with the creation of this run in mind. As such, it is our first published run of a Windows game.


Downloadable encodes and the YouTube encode include commentary as soft subtitles.

[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]Genesis Knuckles in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 in 17:41.85 by Zurggriff.
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This is a version of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 with Sonic & Knuckles locked on it. 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 2 completed before, you may wish to do so before seeing what a character with a spindash and gliding can accomplish.

The run is an improvement of 5.9 seconds in-game time over the predecessor movie. The author's comments contain a whole bunch of details.

We also have runs with Sonic and Tails and where Knuckles is going for the max rings challenge.


Each second link or set of encodes uses a camhack, which forces the camera to focus on Knuckles while keeping the sprites on the foreground layer.

[Tier: Stars][Fastest Completion]SNES The Mask (USA) in 05:26.55 by BrunoVisnadi.
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Based loosely on the plot of the movie of the same name, this game is about a man named Stanley Ipkiss, who finds a powerful mask known as The Mask. However, the evil Dorian Tyrell has also become aware of this and kidnaps his girlfriend in order to obtain it.

One of the traits The Mask seems to give Stanley is extreme speed, so naturally, aside from a couple of boss fights, the gameplay is extremely fast throughout the movie. The Mask also has a variety of special powers, most of which are seen in this run. These powers cost M points to use, which have to be managed carefully over the stage.

BrunoVisnadi improves the previous run by 18.62 seconds, thanks to new glitches and better optimisation. Read the author's comments for more information on the new glitches.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]Arcade Final Fight (World) in 13:31.15 by £e Nécroyeur.
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The streets of Metro City are filled with criminals who are part of a gang called Mad Gear. Former wrestler and newly elected mayor Mike Haggar tries to do something about it, much to the displeasure of the Mad Gear Gang who kidnap his daughter Jessica. Only three people are brave enough to venture into the crime-infested streets and try to bring Jessica back.

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

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


[Tier: Stars]GC Sonic Adventure 2: Battle (USA) "Hero Story" in 27:12.38 by THC98 & itsPersonnal.
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A complete conversion of Sonic Adventure 2 from the Dreamcast, with additional features exclusive to the GameCube.

Play as either Sonic, Knuckles and co. or the evil crew of Dr. Eggman, Shadow and Rouge through a total of 150 missions across 30 levels. As Sonic's team, you must stop Dr. Eggman from taking control of the Chaos Emeralds, and as Dr. Eggman's team, you must hold Sonic at bay while collecting all of the Emeralds to take full control of the planet.

Exclusive to the GameCube are improved visuals, new 2-player battle games (including Kart Racing, Hunting and Chao Karate) and the ability to grow Chao and exchange them to the Game Boy Advance game Sonic Advance for portable training.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]NES Dragon Warrior (USA PRG0) in 16:59.57 by RationalMonkey.
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Dragon Warrior is a seemingly complex but ultimately fairly simple NES RPG. The character completes his quest at Level 7.

In this eighth published movie of the game, RationalMonkey saves 13.39 seconds over the previous run, mostly by using wings in Rimuldar rather than a deathwarp. See the author's comments for details. 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 delayed intentionally in order to manipulate critical hits and such.

[Tier: Stars]NES Arkanoid (USA) "warpless" in 11:11.18 by Chef Stef.
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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.

Chef Stef improves the previous TAS by 1 minute and 15.62 seconds, thanks to much better optimisation in many stages. Please read the author's comments for more details.


[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG0) "warpless" in 46:20.3 by Lord Tom & Tompa.
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Super Mario Bros 3 completed fast ― without using the magic whistles.

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

This is an improvement of about 44.5 seconds over the previous movie.


All encodes of this run come with the author's lengthy commentary. Author's vocal commentary during the run's video can be watched on Twitch.

[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Fastest Completion]SNES Super Demo World: The Legend Continues (USA v1.1) "warps" in 16:52.9 by BrunoVisnadi & Amaraticando.
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This hack of Super Mario World, created with Lunar Magic, contains a Star World which contains themed levels that connect to various locations on the map. Like the original Super Mario World, these levels can be used as a makeshift warp zone. This movie demonstrates this path - navigating the Star World to charge straight to Bowser, leaving much of the game untouched.

This movie is 1:03.16 seconds faster than the previous movie. See authors' comments to see the new glitches.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]SNES Mega Man & Bass (JPN) "Bass" in 28:08.23 by sparky.
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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]Linux Celeste (1.2.6.1) in 27:04.43 by Buhbai, DevilSquirrel, EuniverseCat, fishmcmuffins, KT & keylie.
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This is it, Madeline. Just breathe. You can do this.

Celeste is a platform game released in 2018 and developed by independent game studio Matt Makes Games, who also developed TowerFall Ascension. It features Madeline, a young girl who sets on a journey to reach the summit of the titular mountain. Can she survive the many dangers that await her on her ascent?

Buhbai, DevilSquirrel, EuniverseCat, fishmcmuffins, KT and keylie reach the summit of the mountain in record time, attaining an in-game time of 23:15.224.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Fastest Completion]N64 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (JPN v1.0) in 20:09.98 by Bloobiebla & MrGrunz.
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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.

Note: There are encodes of higher resolutions in the discussion thread.


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

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


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: Moons]DS New Super Mario Bros. (USA) "warpless" in 39:34.6 by Soig.
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New Super Mario Bros. was released in 2006 for the Nintendo DS. It features your typical side-scrolling plumber, but in this case he comes with enhanced abilities, like wall jumping and doing flips.

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

Soig improves the previous movie by 5.35 seconds, thanks to better optimisation.


[Tier: Stars][Fastest Completion]NES Metroid (USA) in 07:57.38 by The8bitbeast.
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Metroid completed as fast as possible without holding back, and without concern for the game's sanity.

The8bitbeast improves the previous publication by 21.94 seconds, thanks to better optimisation and new tricks. Please read the author's comments for more details.

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

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


[Tier: Stars][Fastest Completion]PSX Rayman (USA) in 1:03:18.69 by scrimpeh & Got4n.
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When a villain known only as Mr. Dark appears, trouble brews in Rayman's world. Mr. Dark captures the Toons - the source of light - and Rayman's friends. Without the light, evil creatures begin to roam, making the world unsafe for everyone. It's up to you, as Rayman, to free your friends and put an end to Mr. Dark's dastardly schemes!

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

scrimpeh and Got4n tear through this difficult game with a variety of glitches and physics exploits. For more details on how these glitches work, we recommend reading the authors' comments for information about this run.

Note that any% is the same as 100% for this game, as Rayman requires all the Toons to unlock the final battle with Mr Dark.


[Tier: Stars]N64 Bomberman 64 (JPN) "100%" in 1:01:36.02 by zvsp.
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This run of Bomberman 64 achieves 100% status, which means earning 120 gold cards and all custom parts (alternate costumes for multiplayer modes). To acquire the prime "gold parts", players must obtain 120 gold cards within three hours of in-game time on hard mode.

Watch zvsp blast through the stages and collect the cards very quickly. Many bomb-stacking glitches are used to skip areas. Some cards require killing a certain minimum number of enemies, so you'll also get to see Bomberman blow up lots of enemies. Also, the player dies on purpose several times, for deathwarps and as shortcuts for some cards in hazardous conditions.

Also, see the any% run by Nahoc. For more Bomberman goodness, check out more Bomberman Movies.


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[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]GBC The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX (USA v1.0) in 27:55.02 by TwistedTammer.
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The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX is an updated version of an older GB game which adds color, an additional dungeon, various other minor features, and a lot of bug fixes. Link, after rescuing Hyrule (again?), sets off on a journey and subsequently shipwrecks on the mysterious Koholint Island, which has been overtaken by evil monsters which he must defeat in order to find a way back home.

[Tier: Moons]NES Super Mario Bros. 2 (USA PRG0) "warps, princess only" in 08:20.82 by mtvf1 & chatterbox.
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- Uses warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
The concept for this run originated long ago because Princess was the only character not used in the normal run aiming for fastest overall time. (In fact, Princess is the only character not used in the fastest warpless run either.)

This movie improves the previous publication by 2.95 seconds, manly due to heavier optimization.


[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]GC Super Monkey Ball (USA) "Expert through Master" in 12:55.18 by byrz & CyclopsDragon.
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- Uses death to save time
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Sega's Super Monkey Ball (2001) lets you take control of one of four monkeys trapped inside a transparent ball. You must complete each stage by tilting the game level to roll your monkey using the force of gravity and colliding with objects. There are over 100 unique levels ranging in difficulty from easy to near impossible.

In this TAS, the authors start at the Expert difficulty, where they proceed to tear through most of its 60 levels as well as the 10 Master levels, using warps where necessary and breaking most of the heavily optimized console world record times.

This TAS improves upon the previous publication by nearly 16 in-game seconds, using many new route optimizations. More information can be found in the submission text.


[Tier: Moons]SNES The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (USA) in 1:16:11.05 by Tompa.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
Full completion of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.

Both this run and the short version use a wobbling trick in order to make Link walk a bit faster. The execution of this maneuver requires the usage of a controller that allows the player to press Up+Down simultaneously (such as, in this case, a modified Snes9x's controller). The traveling-through-walls trick that is seen in the short version is not used.

This run features an improvement of a little over 4 minutes.


[Tier: Stars][Fastest Completion]GBA Sonic Advance 2 (USA) in 17:41.1 by Dashjump.
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
Disappointed with good movies where characters move just too slowly?

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

Dashjump's TAS improves the previous run by 25.50 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]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (World) "Knuckles" in 22:07.68 by Evil_3D, WST & Marzojr.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Sonic 3 & Knuckles completed with Knuckles. Tired of always doing ring-attacks and 100% runs, Knuckles has finally decided it is his turn to break the game in an any% TAS. This run uses a disassembly of the game in order to use the most of every trick.

We also have runs with Knuckles 100%, Knuckles ring attack, Knuckles in Sonic 1, Knuckles in Sonic 2, Knuckles in Sonic 2 ring attack, Sonic and Tails, Tails, Amy, Sonic 100%, Competition mode and Sonic and Tails on NewGame+.


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[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers][Notable improvement][Console-verified][Fastest Completion]N64 Super Mario 64 (JPN) "1 Key" in 04:21.3 by Tyler Kehne, MKDasher, sonicpacker, Snark, SilentSlayers, Gaehne D, Eru, ToT, Plush & sm64expert.
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- Genre: Platform
At first there were 70 stars, because Bowser demanded it. Then there were 16 stars, because MIPS the Rabbit demanded it. Then there was 1 star, because Bowser's Sub demanded it. Then there were no stars, but 2 keys, because the door leading to the castle basement demanded it. Now there is 1 key because the viewers are impatient and demanded the game be quicker.

As with many other runs on this site, the goal of pure speed has resulted in the complete breaking of the game. Very little of the game's normal play remains. If you'd like to see more of what Super Mario 64 has to offer, see the "70 Stars, no BLJ" run or the "120 Stars" run.

This movie is 2457 frames faster than the previous movie due to the recently discovered and long sought after 'Moat Skip', new strategies and extreme optimizations made possible by parallel universes as explained in the submission text.

Super Mario 64 has a history of publications on this site. If you wish to see how it unfolded since the beginning, see the page SM64TASHistory. Also, if you have a hankering to see MIPS the rabbit, the 16 stars route has been improved.

You can also see this movie played back on a real console.

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


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[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]PSX Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (USA) "game end glitch" in 09:47.2 by ForgoneMoose & sockfolder.
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- Uses a game restart sequence
- Executes arbitrary code
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts save data
- Corrupts memory
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
Not only was Castlevania: Symphony of the Night the first installment of the Castlevania series on PSX but also the first PSX game to have a published run here. Follow Dracula's son Alucard as he glitches through the castle on a quest to end his father's life.

ForgoneMoose and sockfolder, by corrupting the save data, manage to corrupt the memory and go straight to the ending, totally skipping Richter and the whole second castle.

A 100% run covering the whole castle is also available here. If you prefer the main character to have muscular bare arms and to pray to the rain gods to defeat bosses, you may enjoy the Richter version. If you want to see a run on Replay mode that can skip many cutscenes, see this run. A run with clear save without memory corruption is also available here.


Note: Due to an emulation error, the audio in the ending FMV sequence doesn't play.

[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]NES Shadow of the Ninja (JPN) in 09:30.41 by TASeditor.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
In the year 2029, evil Emperor Garuda somehow establishes a dictatorial government in the United States. After many lives are lost, two ninjas attempt to overthrow him.

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

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

TASeditor improves the previous run by 17.91 seconds, thanks to new tricks and better optimisation in many places.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Super Mario World (USA) "no powerups, maximum exits" in 1:18:23.22 by PangaeaPanga.
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- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Genre: Platform
Mario's doctor heard about the "Magic Mushrooms" which make Mario grow to twice his normal size and let him break bricks. Fearing for Mario's health, he orders Mario to avoid those nasty powerups.

This run aims to complete as many exits as possible without collecting any permanent powerups, including Mushrooms, Fire flowers, Feathers, Switch Palace blocks. Unable to fly, Mario is forced to confront most obstacles and overcome them in unique ways. Riding Yoshi is also banned. 86 out of the total 96 exits are completed.

In this run, the author, PangaeaPanga, saves 1:32.43 over the previous movie by using better paths, new tricks, and lag reduction. For a level by level analysis of the improvements, please see the author's notes.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]NES The Krion Conquest (USA) in 12:12.74 by klmz.
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The Krion Conquest, known in Japan as Magical Doropie, is a side-scrolling action-adventure video game for the Nintendo Entertainment System, developed by Vic Tokai in 1990.

Players control a wand-wielding character that fires different types of projectiles based on the wand type the player has selected. The game play resembles Capcom's Mega Man series.

In this movie, klmz improves the predecessor movie by 1:07.05 minutes thanks to new techniques and strategy, as well as tighter optimization.


[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement][Fastest Completion]Genesis The Lost Vikings (USA) in 27:29.34 by Archanfel.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Puzzle
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In this action/puzzle game, you control three Vikings lost in time and space, each with their own special abilities needed to solve the levels.

This movie controls three characters simultaneously. Archanfel manages to improve the previous TAS by 8 minutes and 17 seconds through much better optimization. See the author's comments for what was improved.

Keep in mind that only Vikings that are onscreen can be controlled.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]SNES Super Mario All-Stars: The Lost Levels (USA) "warpless, Mario" in 34:36.61 by HappyLee.
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The Lost Levels is a remake of the game released in Japan as Super Mario Bros 2. It introduces a number of new obstacles into the standard Super Mario Bros. formula, including poisonous mushrooms, wind, reverse warp zones, and of course many tricky jumps. It's difficult enough that Nintendo of America decided to completely re-theme a different game and release that as Super Mario Bros. 2 instead; The Lost Levels is the first time the Japanese sequel was released to the rest of the world.

This movie saves 164 frames over previous publication. All levels are played, including the secret world 9, and the extremely difficult A through D worlds.


[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]SNES Kirby's Dream Land 3 (USA v1.0) "best ending" in 1:04:01.22 by WaddleDX.
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Kirby's Dream Land 3 is the fifth platformer video game starring Kirby. Specifically, it is the third game under the Kirby's Dream Land name. Although the first two games were largely unrelated, Dream Land 3 features many returning characters from Dream Land 2. Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards was the sequel to this game.

After the events of Kirby's Dream Land 2, Kirby and Gooey are on a fishing trip, when all of a sudden, Dark Matter appears and shatters the planet's rings. He then proceeds to possess various Dream-Landers, including King Dedede. Kirby and Gooey team up with Rick, Coo, and Kine, as well as new characters Pitch, ChuChu, and Nago, in order to stop Dark Matter.

WaddleDX collects all the Heart Stars, fights the true final boss, and achieves the best ending in record time.


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

[Tier: Stars]Linux Axiom Verge (1.43) in 24:48.86 by keylie.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
Axiom Verge, released in 2015, is a 2D Metroidvania platform shooter centered around the protagonist Trace, a scientist who, after an experiment gone wrong, finds himself on the world of Sudra, separated from Earth by a deadly void called the Breach. By the time Trace arrives on Sudra he finds both the world and its civilization collapsed due to the release of a certain pathogen in the act of biological warfare. With the help of the Rusalki — giant war machines that guard this world — Trace has to uncover the truth behind the fall of Sudra, confront the perpetrator behind it, and return back to his home world across the Breach.

The game takes heavy inspiration from early Metroid games and some other platformers of the era and employs a number of unconventional — and at times very creative! — storytelling and gameplay design decisions, and is all-around well-made and received accordingly. If you enjoy action platformers or exploration-driven games with a solid sci-fi plot, playing through Axiom Verge is highly recommended before watching the TAS, especially considering the latter 1/4 of it (as well as the 4th boss fight, which is a major mindscrew moment in the story) might become incomprehensible otherwise.

keylie improves the previous TAS by almost 3 minutes, thanks to getting the grappling hook and better optimisation, skipping a boss in the process. He completes the game's speedrun mode (which shows an in-game timer and disables all cutscenes) in 25:09.24 by the in-game timer, picking up 15% of items. Boss times: 02:26.52 (Xedur), 05:39.08 (Telal), 11:02.19 (Uruku), 18:20.54 (Vision), 20:23.42 (Ukhu).


[Tier: Moons]GBA Metroid: Zero Mission (USA) "low%" in 34:42.27 by cpadolf.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Metroid: Zero Mission is a retelling of Metroid with new plot twists and updated gameplay.

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

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


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Console-verified]NES Super Mario Bros. (JPN/USA PRG0) "warps" in 04:57.31 by HappyLee.
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- 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!

Note: Using RTA timing, this run clocks in at 4:54.03.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Has commentary]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG0) "all levels" in 1:04:36.9 by Lord Tom & Tompa.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Platform
Technically an improvement of one of the oldest runs on the site, this TAS aims to complete all levels and overworld enemy battles as fast as possible.

The run features tricks and strategies not seen in the current warpless run, and is worth checking out even if you're already familiar with that run.


Downloadable encodes include the author's commentary as soft subtitles. These can also been seen in the fm2 file, and in this encode on Tompa's personal Youtube channel.

[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]SNES Metroid Super ZeroMission (v2.3) "100%" in 1:19:30.64 by Hoandjzj.
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- 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: Moons]GBA Metroid Fusion (USA) "100%" in 1:35:19.3 by BioSpark.
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- 100% completion
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
After a major surgery, Samus's Power Suit has been reduced in appearance. To compensate, she decides to arm herself to the teeth with 250 missiles and more power bombs than she really needs. It's her favorite thing to do when sequence breaking isn't as feasible.

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

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


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

[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]N64 Paper Mario (JPN) "All Cards" in 2:30:33.83 by Malleoz.
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- Genre: RPG
Paper Mario, first released in Japan in August of 2000, is a role-playing game for the Nintendo 64. Bowser has kidnapped Princess Peach and stolen the Star Rod, which allows him to grant himself any wish. To counteract the power of the Star Rod, Mario must locate the seven Star Spirits, who can combine their power to stop Bowser's evil plans.

Malleoz aims to collect all the star spirit cards by heavily manipulating luck and impressively abusing programming errors and loading zones, making this run a whirlwind of entertainment and speed. For a detailed explanation of the tricks used in this run, see the author's submission notes.

You can also see this game beaten by the same author in the fastest time possible here.

Note: There are encodes of higher resolution in the discussion thread.


There is also live commentary by the author and Stryder7x available, and a second YouTube stream with an informative overlay.


[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers]GC Super Smash Bros. Melee (USA) "Adventure Mode" in 08:42.75 by numerics.
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- Genre: Fighting
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Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. fighting game series is rather different from your typical fighting game. Instead of wearing your opponent's health down to 0, you must knock him or her out of the battlefield. Damage counts upwards, with knockback from attacks that hit you becoming more severe as your damage increases. Fighting controls are also simplified, making it very easy for even your non-gaming friends to pick up and play.

Super Smash Bros. Melee offers fighters from the wealth of Nintendo characters like Mario, Bowser, different Pokémon, Link, and Kirby. They can either fight through the single-player modes like Classic, Adventure, and Event Mode, or they battle it out against other characters in a four-player frenzy.

Additional characters and stages are unlocked as hidden objectives are met, and coins rewarded for playing in all modes can be spent on a capsule toy machine. The toys in the machine represent games from Nintendo's entire video game history, and each can be viewed in 3D with a brief description.

In this TAS, numerics plays through Adventure Mode with Samus, abusing glitches to move through the stages at a high rate of speed while making the battles as entertaining as possible.

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[Tier: Moons]PSX Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (USA) "Richter mode" in 05:39.85 by pirate_sephiroth & ForgoneMoose.
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Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is the first installment of the Castlevania series on PSX, and was also the very first PSX game to have a published TAS.

Follow Richter (playable after you beat the game once) as he glitches and speeds through the castle on a quest to defeat Dracula. If you like fast sliding, dashing, uppercutting, and using precipitation to defeat bosses, you'll love this run.

This is an improvement of 1.90 over the previous run. You can read the author's comments for more information.

TASVideos also has several runs using Alucard, including a Replay run, a run that aims for fastest time on a clean save, and a run that kills every boss and obtains all relics. We also have a run from the Saturn version using Maria.


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[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion][Has commentary]Linux Shovel Knight (3.3) "Specter of Torment" in 35:04.23 by keylie.
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Shovel Knight is a retro-esque 2D platformer released by Yacht Club Games in 2014, and inspired by mechanics from NES platform games. It initially featured Shovel Knight as the playable character, but then received additional campaigns with two other playable characters, namely Plague Knight and Specter Knight, with King Knight coming in 2019.

keylie slashes his way through the Specter of Torment campaign (which stars Specter Knight) and defeats Nightmare Reize in record time.


The encodes feature commentary as soft subtitles.

[Tier: Moons]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "Julius mode, all bosses" in 11:52.03 by hellagels, KSeptuple & Pike.
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Normally a solar eclipse isn't a dangerous event, but for Soma Cruz being sucked through a portal and into Dracula's castle during one will turn his day into a total nightmare. As Soma you must venture through the castle and find a way out. As you do so, you will discover the true meaning behind the event, and why Dracula has risen yet again.

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

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

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


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


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified][Fastest Completion][Has commentary]NES Ninja Gaiden (USA) in 10:50.36 by Scumtron, MESHUGGAH, feos, xipo & Marx.
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Ninja Gaiden involves an ultra superior ninja, capable of defying the laws of physics by climbing through walls, making dogs explode with his sword, and all while beating bad guys in record time.

After a whole decade, this collaborative run improves the previous movie by 75 frames.


Scumtron's commentary are available in all encodes as soft subtitles, as well as in the .fm2 movie file, which also includes TAS notes.

[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]GBA Metroid: Zero Mission (USA) in 32:08.09 by Dragonfangs.
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Metroid: Zero Mission is a retelling of the original Metroid's story with a couple of new plot twists and updated gameplay.

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

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


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]SNES Kaizo Mario World 3 in 17:11.23 by ISM & Mister.
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Kaizo Mario (友人マリオ Yūjin Mario) is a Nicovideo phenomenon born from a person's desire to make his friend play his super-hard Mario hack and post the results on Nicovideo. By chance, this hack made its fame on Youtube when a team of Let's Play gamers obtained the hack and recorded a video of them playing it. The most well-known YouTube video in this series is the first part of ProtonJonSA's attempt of Special Stage 2 and his subsequent nervous breakdown.

Kaizo Mario World 3 (友人マリオ3 Yūjin Mario 3) is the third installment of the Kaizo Mario series. In addition to the video's popularity, the hack is well-done in comparison to the previous two.

Themes that are common to Kaizo hacks:

  • Extremely rigid windows of opportunity, with missed opportunities resulting in death.
  • Set-ups that demand the highest caliber of Super Mario World physics abuse.
  • Set-ups that require stunts that are tantamount to glitches.
  • Traps that cannot be foreseen without knowing that they exist, including but not limited to invisible blocks and being killed after apparently clearing a level.

In this run, ISM and Mister break the game completely with glitches, just as in the 96-exit TAS of Super Mario World. Said glitches involve making things appear out of nowhere, glitching through walls, and carrying Yoshi through to the next level, something not intended by the maker of this hack.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "low%" in 46:32.02 by Sniq.
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- Low% completion
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- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
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At the end of Metroid II: Return of Samus, there is but one Metroid left in the universe. Bad things happen, and Samus Aran must once again head for Planet Zebes to battle Mother Brain, Ridley, and the Space Pirates. (And a few other bosses too.)

This movie improves on both prior low% runs (one that collects the Ice Beam and one that collects the Speed Booster) by collecting the Speed Booster and using various Shinespark-related glitches to render the Gravity Suit unnecessary, pushing the total required number of items from 14 down to 13. The author's comments are very detailed, and well worth a read if you're curious about just how everything was done.

There are a number of other routes that can be taken while still getting 13 items, but all of those routes require a specific glitch when fighting Draygon which gives you a non-infinite but arbitrarily large amount of ammunition; the item route in this movie does not permit the use of this glitch. If you would like to see this glitch, it is featured in the following (now-obsoleted) iteration of the any% run.


[Tier: Moons]PSX Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (USA) in 18:40.08 by ForgoneMoose.
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- Forgoes time-saving glitches
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
Not only was Castlevania: Symphony of the Night the first installment of the Castlevania series on PSX but also the first PSX game to have a published run here. Follow Dracula's son Alucard as he glitches through the castle on a quest to end his father's life.

ForgoneMoose manages to improve the previous run by 21.55 seconds due to better luck manipulation and movement technique.

A run that beats the game even faster through save data corruption is available here, and a 100% run covering the whole castle can be found here. If you prefer the main character to have muscular bare arms and to pray to the rain gods to defeat bosses, you may enjoy the Richter version. If you want to see a run on Replay mode that can skip many cutscenes, see this run.


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[Tier: Stars][Fastest Completion]NES Super C (USA) "2 players" in 11:25.49 by Soig.
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- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter
This game, aka. Probotector II Return of the Evil Forces, is, implicitly, Contra 2. The guys who have an infinite supply of ammo and who destroy worlds bare-chested are back!

In this run, Soig improves the predecessor movie by Baxter and adelikat in 53.31 seconds thanks to a bunch of new glitches found over the years. Namely the glitch with the boss in Area 1, the elevator glitch in Area 4, and the ceiling glitch in Area 8.

There is also a one-player run of this game, as well as a pacifist version.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Mega Man X2 (USA) "100%" in 32:57.64 by Hetfield90, FractalFusion, hidaigai, nrg_zam & GoddessMaria.
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- Genre: Platform
Mega Man X2 makes a particularly interesting run as there are many weapons that can be used to increase mobility. These include a grappling hook, a fast mid-air dash, and a weapon that can transform enemies into platforms.

This TAS obsoletes the "low%, best ending" as well as the "all upgrades" runs, since it collects all the parts of both X and Zero. It became possible to separate the "full completion" branch from the "any%" one after it was found to be faster to forgo acquiring the Shoryuken in the latter.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Sonic Advance (USA) "Knuckles, no Ultraspindash" in 13:14.31 by GoddessMaria.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Sonic Advance was Sonic the Hedgehog's first appearance on a portable Nintendo console, and he brought all his friends with him.

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

While it may seem that it's only 0.73 seconds faster than the previous movie due to more accurate emulation, it is in fact faster by 33.13 seconds in in-game time. Please read the author's comments for more details.


[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers]SNES International Superstar Soccer Deluxe (USA) "playaround" in 15:24.38 by Marcokarty.
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- Genre: Sport
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When watching sports, you're usually prepared for the unexpected. But what happens when it verges into the outright impossible?

In this superplay, watch in awe as a team is forced to score on its own goal ("OH NO! OWN GOAL!?"), the scoreboard mysteriously records extra goals that were never scored (and even rolls backwards at one point), and the very laws of physics themselves seem to get completely broken.


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

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

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

You can also see this movie played back on an actual NES.

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


[Tier: Moons]PSX Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (USA) "Replay Mode" in 12:44.25 by ForgoneMoose.
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- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Forgoes save data corruption
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is the first installment of the Castlevania series on PSX. Follow Dracula's son Alucard as he glitches through the castle on a quest to end his father's life.

This run is played on a Replay save file (not newgame+ because neither experience nor items are carried over) using the Luck Mode command. Using Replay allows the player to skip most cutscenes and alters what the librarian can sell. Using Luck Mode lowers the player's base strength which, among other changes, ironically makes the run faster by enabling a route filled with kicking enemies that wouldn't be possible otherwise.

A run that beats the game through save data corruption is available here. If you prefer the main character to have muscular bare arms and to pray to the rain gods to defeat bosses, you may enjoy the Richter version. If you want to see a run that beats every boss, see this run. We also have a run of the Saturn version using Maria. We even have a run where Alucard avoids killing everything except Dracula.


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[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]SNES Chrono Trigger (USA) in 2:17:08.86 by keylie.
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- Genre: RPG
Chrono Trigger is one of the most dearly loved games from the SNES library. In it, you play as Crono and set off on a journey through time to save the world from the villainous Lavos.

The game can be ripped apart in a matter of minutes through advanced save corruption techniques, but in this movie the author forgoes this exploit in order to play through more of the game, and does so in barely more than half the time of the last run in the same category. Don't expect this run-through to follow a coherent narrative any time soon, though — it still skips quite a lot of content.


[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]NES Battletoads (USA) "warps, 2 players" in 11:04.72 by feos & MESHUGGAH.
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- Uses death to save time
- Uses warps
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- 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][Fastest Completion]Genesis Ecco: The Tides of Time (USA) in 36:30.34 by Upthorn.
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- Genre: Puzzle
Ecco: The Tides of Time (1994) is the sequel to Ecco the Dolphin. It is harder than the original, and continues its bizarre science fiction plotline. You control Ecco the dolphin, navigating the waters, circumnavigating the time-stream, saving lost DNA nucleotide pairs, and finding key crystals, schools of fish and pockets of air deep down in submarine caves.

Ecco is capable of moving at very high speed but has little in the way of brakes. Turning corners without smashing into walls is tricky to say the least.

Upthorn improves his previous previous record by 11:12.06 minutes. See the author comments for elaborate explanations of how this was achieved.


As a bonus, Upthorn has created an extra encode that displays the TAS environment he designed for this run.


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

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

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

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


[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Rush'n Attack (USA) in 09:35.3 by Randil, MESHUGGAH & aiqiyou.
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- 2 Players
- Uses death to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
In this game, two jovial brightly-colored soldiers infiltrate enemy forces. Everyone here runs around menacingly, and bullets are a bit slower than a housecat.

This run saves 20 frames over the previous one by stepping on a mine with the second player in the final stage.

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


[Tier: Stars]N64 Super Smash Bros. (JPN) "Break the Targets & Board the Platforms" in 08:05.92 by Isotarge & Mittenz.
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Fighting
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Super Smash Bros. began a series of games that mixes characters from several Nintendo-made games into a unique fighting game. It relies not on wearing down the opponent's "life" but increasing damage until he or she can be literally knocked off the stage. Wildly popular, this game has inspired many lazy days of casual multiplayer gaming but also intense competitive tournaments that happen to this day.

In this run, Isotarge & Mittenz team up and tackle the two timed bonus games with all unlockable characters.

Due to regional differences between releases of this game, the authors ran through both the Japanese and North American games. Ultimately, the Japanese version was deemed faster and published, but the North American run is available too. See the submission thread for more details, and for higher resolution encodes.


[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]NES Mega Man 2 (JPN) "zipless" in 27:16.17 by warmCabin.
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Mega Man 2 is a game that hardly needs any introduction. This movie plays Rockman 2, the Japanese version, which is essentially Mega Man 2 in difficult mode.

warmCabin completes the games without any zips in record time. Please read the submision comments for more details.

The second YouTube stream features an input display.

The author streamed his TAS with live commentary, which can be viewed here.


[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers]SNES Family Feud (USA) "playaround" in 06:46.28 by Heisanevilgenius.
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- Playaround
- Genre: Gameshow
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Family Feud (1993) follows the premise of the American TV show of the same name. Two families are pitted against each other in a contest aimed at guessing the results of a public survey. In the first two rounds, the first family member to press a button and give a concise answer that happens to be on the survey earns points. After that, this family can continue guessing answers on the survey, with control switching to the other family on incorrect guesses. After two rounds, the family with fewer points is disqualified, and the last round allows two members of the remaining family to list several of the existing survey answers in a very short time period.

Heisanevilgenius's family, The As, ignores all that and goes with elaborate and utter nonsense instead… only to find the host accepting their answers as correct. The other family, The Halls, doesn't even get the chance to insert a word, proving the racial prejudice of the host. Watch the game and see for yourself.

If you liked how this movie abuses a text recognition system, also see the trouble that TAS tools bring to a drawing recognition system.

Note: Some answers contain coarse language.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]SNES Mega Man X2 (USA) in 31:06.34 by Hetfield90.
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Mega Man X2 makes a particularly interesting run as there are many weapons that can be used to increase mobility. These include a grappling hook, a fast mid-air dash, and a weapon that can transform enemies into platforms.

Hetfield90 improves the previous run by nearly 9 seconds with some new tricks and changes to boss fights. See the submission comments for more details.

This run goes for the fastest completion time, only collecting the X-Buster upgrade. TASVideos also has the "100%" run which collects all the parts of both X and Zero.


[Tier: Stars]SNES Mega Man X (USA) "100%" in 33:07.13 by Hetfield90.
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- 100% completion
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Originally thought to be an April Fools joke, it turns out that Capcom really did hide a one-hit-kills weapon in Mega Man X. That platform in Armored Armadillo's stage always did seem a little strange. Unlike the later games, collecting the Hadoken is much more time consuming.

Hetfield managed to improve the previous run by 6.5 seconds, thanks to better lag reduction and overall better optimisation. Please read the author's comments for more details.

If you want to see more of the blue-clad hero, we recommend watching the any% run.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]SNES Super Mario All-Stars: Super Mario Bros. 2 (JPN v1.0) in 07:16.46 by mtvf1.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
This is a remake of Super Mario Bros. 2 present in Super Mario All-Stars. Aside from musical and graphical improvements, it also provides a save feature.

Thanks to a glitch involving Wart and a few other optimizations, author mtvf1 improves his previous effort by 3.45 seconds.

Runs of the NES counterpart and GBA version are also available.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]Linux VVVVVV (2.2) in 05:49.86 by Masterjun.
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- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes a time-saving restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Genre: Platform
In VVVVVV, the player controls Captain Viridian, who is lost in an alternate dimension, in search of the missing members of the spaceship's crew. Instead of jumping, the player is able to control the direction of gravity, allowing Captain Viridian to flip between the floors and ceilings of the environment. The graphical style of the game is heavily influenced by the Commodore 64.

Masterjun improves the previous run by 2 minutes and 56.01 seconds, thanks to exploiting a glitch in the infamous Gravitron intermission, allowing one to skip directly to the end through the Gravitron. Please read the author's comments for more details.

This run avoids using glitches that require pressing the Escape key. There is also a run that uses these glitches to beat the game even faster.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]DS New Super Mario Bros. (USA) "warps" in 20:23.85 by Hartmann.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Genre: Platform
New Super Mario Bros. was released in 2006 for the Nintendo DS. It features your typical side-scrolling plumber, but in this case he comes with enhanced abilities, like wall jumping and doing flips.

This run beats the previous run by 44.23 seconds due to a much better usage of Shell Mario.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]GBA Turok: Evolution (USA) in 18:44.83 by hejops.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter
Turok: Evolution for the Game Boy Advance is a side scrolling 2D shooter video game released in 2002.

In this prequel to the previous Turok games, you are Tal'Set, the saviour of natives of the River Village in the Lost Lands, who must confront the evil Lord Tyrannus, leader of the reptilian hordes. Tyrannus is bent on a "Holy Mission" to purify the Lost Land through slaughter and misery.

During the fight with your nemesis Captain Tobias Bruckner in 1886 Texas, you were injured and sucked in to the Lost Lands. After recovering in the village, you discover that Tyrannus appoints a new general to his armies – Bruckner. So you begin the war in a land of lush jungles, suspended cities, mysterious temples, reptile armies, and towering dinosaurs.

This movie is 58.61 seconds faster than hejops's previous attempt, thanks to better optimization and routing.


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

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

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

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[Tier: Moons]GC Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut (USA) "Tails" in 22:54.02 by THC98.
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- Genre: Platform
Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut, an enhanced port of Sonic Adventure on the Sega Dreamcast, follows the well-known Sonic the Hedgehog as he races to stop Dr. Eggman's evil plans once again — this time in 3D. A notable feature in the game is five extra story modes for some of the other Sonic characters, including Tails, Knuckles and Amy.

This run by THC98 completes Tails's story, see [2464] GC Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut (USA) "Sonic" by THC98 in 30:12.02 for Sonic's story by the same author.


Note: The audio is slightly faulty because of a bug in Dolphin's DSP emulation engine.

[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]GB Mega Man V (JPN) in 39:21.26 by Tremane & Mothrayas.
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