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Total movies: 258


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Has commentary]SNES Donkey Kong Country (USA v1.0) "101%" in 41:18.37 by Tompa.
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Rating: 9.9 (5.5 votes)
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- 100% completion
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
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. The author, Tompa, also provided audio commentary of his TAS along with Pichi, which is available right here.

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


[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 (15 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]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 (36.5 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: Moons][Console-verified]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) "70 stars, no BLJ" 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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Rating: 9.6 (37.5 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- 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.

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[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers][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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Rating: 9.6 (37 votes)
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- Playaround
- Demonstration
- 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]NES Rockman 4 Minus Infinity (v0.01) in 34:52.44 by Baddap1.
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Submission #5390 — Author's comments
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Rating: 9.6 (5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Rockman 4 Minus Infinity is the most extensive Mega Man 4 hack in existence, and probably one of the most extensive hacks of any NES game in existence.

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

This run improves the previous movie by 47.82 seconds.


[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 (17 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.


[Tier: Stars][Console-verified]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 (21.5 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: Stars][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: 9.5 (14 votes)
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- Demonstration
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Executes arbitrary code
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts save data
- Corrupts memory
- Genre: RPG
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, Crystal, and Gold, 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][Notable improvement][Console-verified]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) "120 stars" in 1:20:41.52 by MKDasher, Nahoc, sonicpacker, Bauru, Eru, Goronem, Jesus, Kyman, Mokkori, Moltov, Nothing693, pasta, SilentSlayers, Snark & ToT.
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Submission #3772 — Author's comments
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Rating: 9.5 (50 votes)
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- 100% completion
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Award - 3D Platforms TAS of 2012Award - Speedy TAS of 2012Award - TAS of 2012
In a shocking twist of events, Bowser kidnaps Peach inside her own castle. Mario shows up and rains on Bowser's parade by collecting all 120 stars and winning in record time.

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

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

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

See this movie played back on a real console.

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

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[Tier: Moons]GBA Sonic Advance 3 (USA) "100%" in 1:07:51.89 by Dashjump.
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- 100% completion
- Uses death to save time
- Genre: Platform
Eggman has broken the world into seven parts, now the player must find the seven Chaos Emeralds to restore the world.

Sonic Advance 3 is a Sonic game with a twist: the player can play with a friend in co-op mode or one of many multi-player modes like ring race. The game contains features from Sonic Advance and Sonic Advance 2, but with more options like choosing from 2 characters in story mode (a leading and a following character).

This run is an improvement of 2 minutes over Dashjump's previous run.


[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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Rating: 9.5 (69 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Award - Glitchy TAS of 2010Award - NES TAS of 2010Award - TAS of 2010
On this site, we make perfect movies, and then we surpass them. Of course, if we can surpass them, they were not perfect in the first place, but who would have known?

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

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

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


[Tier: Stars]SNES Super Mario World (USA) "96 exits" in 1:14:37.63 by bahamete, Kaizoman666 & Masterjun.
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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: Moons][Notable improvement]Arcade Metal Slug 3 (World) in 24:27.8 by zk547.
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Submission #5392 — Author's comments
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- 2 Players
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Shooter
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: 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 (10.5 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.

[Tier: Moons]Genesis Knuckles in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 in 17:41.85 by Zurggriff.
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Submission #5373 — Author's comments
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Platform
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.


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][Recommended for newcomers][Console-verified]NES Mega Man 2 (JPN) in 23:48.51 by aglasscage, FinalFighter, pirohiko, & Shinryuu.
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Submission #2881 — Author's comments
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Rating: 9.3 (46.5 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 6.24 seconds over the previous run through a variety of small tweaks.

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

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

See also a run done on the PSX port here.


[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers][Notable improvement]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles in 26:53.06 by Aglar & marzojr.
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- 2 Players
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- 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.


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][Notable improvement]Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (World v1.1) in 17:51.6 by Aglar.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
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Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (1992) was the game that introduced the Super Dash Attack. The ability, referred to as Spin Dash in later games, has become one of the most beloved features of the series and, indeed, one of the most prominent features of the speedrunning scene as a whole.

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

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


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]SNES Super Mario World (USA) "arbitrary code execution" in 02:25.19 by Masterjun.
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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]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "100%" in 1:08:15.74 by Cpadolf.
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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. (Note that this run is an improvement on the previous, even though the time seems slower, because this run was done on a more accurate emulator which unfortunately produces more lag.)

If you prefer to watch the fastest completion without getting all the items and without any large skip glitches, check out Super Metroid in 38:41 by Taco & Kriole.


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[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: Stars][Recommended for newcomers]N64 The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (USA) in 1:29:32.02 by MrGrunz.
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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]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][Recommended for newcomers][Notable improvement][Console-verified]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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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: Stars]SNES Mega Man & Bass (JPN) "100 CDs" in 38:07.68 by sparky, parrot14green, woabclf.
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- Genre: Action
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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][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.


The official encodes feature commentary by the author as soft subtitles.

[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "reverse boss order" in 46:42.38 by Saturn.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
Super Metroid is a very well-known game in the world of TASing, and there have been many speedruns of this game published here at TASVideos over the years. This run demonstrates one of the hardest categories of speedrun possible for the game, Reverse Boss Order. In this category, Samus kills the four main bosses backwards from the game's intended order.

This category is especially difficult since Samus does not receive her extra suits until quite late in the run. As a result, most of the gameplay in Norfair is a desperate race against the clock as Samus's health decreases constantly in the heated areas. Needless to say, every single energy tank matters much more than it ever would in a normal run. Also, water areas in Maridia are quite difficult to navigate quickly without the Gravity Suit.

This run by Saturn improves on the previous movie by 1:24.26 due to a number of new tricks and strategies. See the submission notes for more details.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles "newgame+" in 27:31.29 by marzojr & Aglar.
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- 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.


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.


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[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][Console-verified][Has commentary]NES The Legend of Zelda (USA PRG0) in 22:17.53 by Lord Tom.
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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.

[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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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: Moons]FDS Super Mario Bros. 2 (JPN) 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][Console-verified]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG0) "warps" in 10:25.6 by Lord Tom, Mitjitsu, Tompa.
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- Genre: Platform
Ever since Morimoto published his legendary movie in mid-2003, the players at TASVideos have repeatedly made it faster and faster! Of course, there doesn't ever seem to be a stop for when it is fastest.

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

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


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (World) "Tails" in 30:12.52 by Aglar & marzojr.
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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.

There are also runs using Knuckles (getting 100% and max rings) and Sonic (on newgame+ and getting 100%).


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

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

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


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

[Tier: Moons]GC Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (JPN) in 2:16:52.63 by Malleoz.
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Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door is an RPG made by Nintendo and is the second game in the Paper Mario series following Paper Mario for the Nintendo 64. It incorporates a world made of paper and turn-based battles, much like its predecessor. In it, Peach asks Mario to help find a treasure hidden in Rogueport. When he arrives, she is missing as usual, and he must collect 7 Crystal Stars to save her and open the Thousand-Year Door to collect the treasure.

Malleoz improved his previous TAS by nearly five minutes and thirty seconds with the new Hazard Respawn Glitch as well as an improved Palace Skip.


[Tier: Stars]PSX Rayman (USA) in 1:03:18.69 by scrimpeh & Got4n.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
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: Moons][Notable improvement]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) in 37:39.1 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
Although a relative newcomer to TASVideos's player list, Sniq is an experienced TASer in regards to Super Metroid, this time in a mission to perfect one of the most contested games in the site's history.

This run beats both the real time and game time of the previous any% records by Taco & Kriole (2009) and Saturn (2011). The real time improvement is 58.70 seconds whereas the game time improvement is 2 seconds, resulting in a real time of 37:39.1 and a game time of 22:36.

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][Notable improvement]SNES Mega Man & Bass (JPN) "Mega Man" in 27:21.47 by sparky.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
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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][Notable improvement]GBA Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance (USA) "Maxim, all bosses" in 05:47.68 by gstick.
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- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
This is a really fast TAS through Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance played as Maxim, who is only available after the game is beaten. Unlike in the glitch-warped run, the protagonist doesn't directly fight Dracula and instead defeats every boss, reaching Dracula the intended way. However, this doesn't stop Maxim from making short work of every boss and sinking into walls wherever he wants.

This 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: 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: 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]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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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]PSX Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (USA) "game end glitch" in 09:47.2 by ForgoneMoose & sockfolder.
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- Final boss skip glitch
- 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.


[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: Stars]Arcade Magician Lord (JPN/USA) in 07:17.73 by £e Nécroyeur.
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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: 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]GBA Metroid: Zero Mission (USA) "100%" in 1:00:46.28 by Dragonfangs.
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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 is an improvement to cpadolf's 100% TAS, beating it by 38.26 seconds, 32 seconds on the ingame timer. A large part of this (29 realtime seconds, 17 ingame seconds) is because of a few route changes during the item cleanup after getting Power Bombs, but it's also because of higher optimization, faster room strategies, and better ammo management throughout the run. However, since this run is also made on a newer emulator than the published run, every room transition takes 1-2 frames longer, and the screen explaining a newly picked up item (not expansions) is a few frames slower as well.


[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]N64 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (JPN v1.0) in 20:09.98 by Bloobiebla & MrGrunz.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
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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: Stars][Notable improvement]Genesis The Lost Vikings (USA) in 27:29.34 by Archanfel.
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- Takes damage to save time
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- 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 Demo World: The Legend Continues (USA v1.1) 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: Stars]N64 Bomberman 64 (JPN) "100%" in 1:01:36.02 by zvsp.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
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]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: Moons]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) "warpless" in 45:26.04 by Arc, FatRatKnight, Inzult, & Rising Tempest.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
Here is a warpless run of Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (1988), which introduced RPG elements and a side-scrolling view instead the traditional Zelda overhead view. An evil magician has cast a sleep spell on Princess Zelda. Link must place 6 crystals in palaces throughout Hyrule in order to release the binding force that protects the Triforce of Courage hidden in the Great Palace.

This movie is an improvement of 9.31 seconds compared to the previous run. Most of the new time saved is from getting almost impossible fairy spawns at overworld traps. Please read the authors' comments for details.

This movie avoids using the extremely gamebreaking hyperspeed and scroll-lock glitches seen in the warp glitch branch. This movie also avoids all of the minorly gamebreaking wrong warps in order to significantly increase the technical skill required to create the movie; we also have a movie which does use these "glitched warps," which allows a rather different route through the game.

This movie was a part of a two-hour Zelda II TAS showcase with audio commentary by Arc, Inzult, Jackimus, Mithical9, and Feasel.


[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]GC Super Monkey Ball (USA) "Expert through Master" in 12:55.18 by byrz & CyclopsDragon.
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- Genre: Platform
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][Notable improvement]NES Mega Man 4 (USA) in 32:02.6 by Tiancaiwhr.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
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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: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "game end glitch" in 07:09.68 by Sniq, Total & Aran Jaeger.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Final boss skip glitch
- Executes arbitrary code
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
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.

With a new moonwalking technique, this improves the previous speedrun by 4.99 seconds.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Metroid: Zero Mission (USA) "low%" in 34:42.27 by Cpadolf.
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- Low% completion
- Takes damage to save time
- 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: Stars]SNES The Mask (USA) in 05:26.55 by BrunoVisnadi.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
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]DS Castlevania: Portrait Of Ruin (USA) "all bosses" in 25:19.52 by mtbRc.
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- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
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]PSX Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (USA) in 18:40.08 by ForgoneMoose.
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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
- Forgoes save data corruption
- Foregoes memory corruption
- 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.


[Tier: Moons]PSX Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (USA) "Richter mode" in 05:39.85 by pirate_sephiroth & ForgoneMoose.
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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, 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.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]N64 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (JPN v1.0) "all dungeons, temples & Ganon trials" in 2:04:45.22 by Swordless Link.
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Heavy luck manipulation
- 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, temples, and Ganon Trials. This goal is commonly referred to as "all temples", "all dungeons", or "MST (Medallions/Stones/Trials)".

This run has roughly 35 minutes of improvements in gameplay over the previous TAS of its kind.

This movie contains several new glitches and sequence breaks 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 those which allow the player to manipulate memory addresses to obtain items without physically picking them up. These are avoided because it would make the completion of any dungeon completely arbitrary; they can be seen in an old any% run.

Unlike the previous movie of this category, 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. English subtitles were added to the encode for people interested in what was said.

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: Stars]GBC The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX (USA v1.0) in 1:00:02.68 by Swordless Link.
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- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
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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.

Through a wide variety of glitches and general optimizations, this is now almost ten minutes faster than the previous full run of this game.

This run does not make use of a form of warp glitching, but still demonstrates that they obviously didn't fix as many bugs as they thought.


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

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

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

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


[Tier: Moons]PSX Warcraft II: The Dark Saga (USA) "Human Expansion" in 1:01:18.35 by Flip.
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- Genre: Strategy
Electronic Arts brings Blizzard's best-selling strategy game to the PlayStation and Saturn in this release. They've combined all the missions from Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness and its expansion pack, Beyond the Dark Portal, into one package.

You take charge of either the humans and elves or the orcish hordes for control of the lands of Azeroth. Eventually you work through the dark portal and into the orcs' homeland. You take charge of either side as you work through more than 20 missions per side in the fight for survival.

New features for the console release include an auto-build option, where you can set a queue of units to be produced and the ability to select sixteen units at a time instead of the PC's nine.

This run by Flip plays through the Humans' Beyond the Dark Portal campaign.

For a run of the Orc Expansion by the same author, see this run.


[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]SNES Super Demo World: The Legend Continues (USA) "120 exits" in 2:02:04.49 by PangaeaPanga.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform
Arguably one of the most well known and well developed SNES hacks in existence, Super Demo World puts Mario into a new realm that spans well beyond his original adventure.

Features of the hack include:

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

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

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


[Tier: Stars]GC Super Smash Bros. Melee (USA) "Adventure Mode" in 08:42.75 by numerics.
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- 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. 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.


[Tier: Moons]GC Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut (USA) "Tails" in 22:54.02 by THC98.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- 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: Stars][Recommended for newcomers]SNES Family Feud (USA) in 06:46.28 by Heisanevilgenius.
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- 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]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "Julius mode" in 03:53.83 by hellagels & mtbRc.
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- Second quest/Post game-completion
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
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 in the relatively short run of this Castlevania installment.

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 is an improvement of 3.70 seconds over the previous publication.

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

Clock Times:

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

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


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

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

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


[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers]SNES International Superstar Soccer Deluxe (USA) in 15:24.38 by Marcokarty.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- 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]SNES Super Mario World (USA) "small only" in 1:18:23.22 by PangaeaPanga.
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- Uses a suboptimal character
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- 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 a powerup or visiting any Switch Palaces. 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: Stars]GBA Sonic Advance 2 (USA) in 17:41.1 by Dashjump.
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- 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]PSX Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (USA) "Replay Mode" in 12:44.25 by ForgoneMoose.
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- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Forgoes save data corruption
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Second quest/Post game-completion
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- 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.


[Tier: Moons]NES Shadow of the Ninja (JPN) in 09:30.41 by TASeditor.
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- 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: Stars][Notable improvement]NES Battletoads (USA) "warps, 2 players" in 11:04.72 by feos & MESHUGGAH.
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- 2 Players
- Uses death to save time
- Uses warps
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Genre: Fighting
- Genre: Platform
Award - NES TAS of 2011
Battletoads (1991) is a futuristic beat 'em up known for its graphics and extreme difficulty. The story is that the sexy Dark Queen who wants to rule the universe has kidnapped Princess Angelica and a toad named Pimple. Two other toads, Rash and Zitz, attempt to rescue them and defeat the Dark Queen.

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

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

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


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) "warp glitch" in 05:31.92 by TASeditor, Arc & Inzult.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link is quite different from most of the early games in the Legend of Zelda series. It combines an overworld view with side-scrolling platform stages. In addition, the character can gain experience and levels, visit towns, and earn spells and items which are needed to proceed.

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

In this run, Arc improves on TASEditor's previous efforts by four seconds due to a recently discovered encounter glitch. See the author's comments for more details.

We also have a run that completes the six palaces without using the Left + Right glitch to turn the game into a barely comprehensible mess (but does allow the use of glitched warps) and another run that disallows both the Left + Right glitch and the use of glitched warps.

This movie was a part of a two-hour Zelda II TAS showcase with audio commentary by Arc, Inzult, Jackimus, Mithical9, and Feasel.


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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][Notable improvement]PSX Mega Man X6 (USA) "all stages" in 39:31.35 by Rolanmen1.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
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X is trying to find the lost Maverick Hunter Zero, who has gone missing since X5. Of course, once found, Zero does most of the dirty work, while X is practically nowhere to be found.

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

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

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


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

[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Has commentary]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG0) "100%" in 1:04:36.9 by Lord Tom & Tompa.
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- 100% completion
- Forgoes warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- 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.

[Tier: Moons]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "Julius mode, all bosses" in 11:52.03 by hellagels & KSeptuple & Pike.
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- Uses warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Platform
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: Stars][Notable improvement]SNES EarthBound (USA) in 1:10:00.95 by pirohiko.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Forgoes save data corruption
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
EarthBound is a great RPG, designed by Shigesato Itoi in 1994-1995, and is also known by the name Mother 2.

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

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

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


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified][Has commentary]NES Ninja Gaiden (USA) in 10:50.36 by Scumtron, MESHUGGAH, feos, xipo & Marx.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
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]SNES Kaizo Mario World 3 in 17:11.23 by ISM, Mister.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform
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: Stars]SNES Mega Man X & Mega Man X2 & Mega Man X3 (USA) "300%" in 43:51.02 by agwawaf.
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- Demonstration
- 100% completion
- Multiple games in one movie
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
In the latest in silly ideas turned into inspirations for our ever-dedicated TASers, this movie takes one controller and wires it into three SNES emulators at once; the same input is used to play 3 games simultaneously with one controller. There are also animations constructed with spare controllers during this movie.

This movie beats the first three Mega Man X games with 100% completion each (an improvement on its predecessor, which beat only the first two games and without 100% completion).

If you like this movie, there are other movies that beat four games with one controller!

Note: There might be a visual anomaly during the battle with Serges in X 2. This is an emulator bug relating to the Cx4 chip used in the Mega Man X 2 cartridge.

Encoder's Note: There are multiple audio tracks included with the encode. Track 1 is the combined audio of all 3 games panned so that the left side is MMX1, center is MMX2, and right is MMX3. Track 2 contains MMX1's audio, track 3 contains MMX2's audio, and track 4 contains MMX3's audio.


[Tier: Moons]Arcade Final Fight (World) in 13:31.15 by £e Nécroyeur.
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- Genre: Fighting
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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: Moons]GBA Metroid Fusion (USA) "100%" in 1:35:19.3 by BioSpark.
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- 100% completion
- Takes damage to save time
- 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][Console-verified]NES The Legend of Zelda (USA PRG0) "all items" in 32:16.98 by TASeditor.
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- 100% completion
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- 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.

Watch this played back on a real NES.


[Tier: Stars]SNES Mega Man X (USA) "100%" in 33:07.13 by Hetfield90.
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- 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][Notable improvement]SNES Donkey Kong Country (USA) in 07:50.08 by Tompa.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Genre: Platform
A movie aiming for fastest possible completion of Donkey Kong Country without bothering to enter all the bonus rooms. This run is 19.58 seconds faster than the previous submission, due to new strategies, better optimization, and the discovery of a new glitch that allows Diddy to fly through levels.

For more details, we suggest reading the submission details to understand what is going on.

If you desire more rolling primates, we recommend watching the 101% completion movie by the same author.


[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]GC Resident Evil 4 (JPN) in 1:35:29.67 by SoulCal Umbreon.
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- Genre: Action
Resident Evil 4 features a completely new story and an innovative "over-the-shoulder" third person perspective that replaces the fixed camera system of the previous three Resident Evil games.

Special agent Leon Kennedy is on a mission to rescue Ashley Graham, the daughter of the U.S. President, from a sinister cult in a remote rural part of Europe. Leon must fight hordes of violent villagers and mutated monsters on his way to save her.

This run was done on the Japanese version, Biohazard 4, and finishes with an in-game time of 1:35:14.


All encodes include commentary from the author in the form of subtitles.

[Tier: Moons]SNES Mega Man X (USA) in 29:08.45 by nrg_zam.
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Since moving to the SNES 16-bit land, Mega Man has taken the secret identity X, but everyone knows it's still him because he's the only blue robot who shoots three pellets at a time at other robots and steals their weapons.

Thanks to a newly discovered trick (namely turnaround kicks) along with further optimisations, nrg_zam cuts off 4.46 seconds over the previously published TAS. For more details on turnaround kicks, read the author's comments.

For extra curiosity, there is a page "Mega Man X Tricks" that explains some of the tricks that are and/or can be used in the X series games.

If you want to see more of the blue-clad hero, we recommend watching the 100% completion run.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance (USA) "Maxim" in 00:22.73 by Yuzuhara_3.
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- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Second quest/Post game-completion
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
This is a really, really fast TAS through Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance played with Maxim, who is only available after the game is beaten once. Most of the game is glitched through by being stuck in different walls, so it's hard to explain what happened in this run; see it for yourself.

This is a 1 frame improvement over the previous run by gstick.

If you like this run but have a craving for more Maxim action, be sure to check out the Maxim warpless run.


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

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

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

You can see this movie played back on an actual NES here!


[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG0) "warpless" in 46:20.3 by Lord Tom & Tompa.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes warps
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Genre: Platform
Super Mario Bros 3 completed fast ― without using the magic whistles.

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

This is an improvement of about 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]GBA Sonic Advance (USA) in 10:49.73 by Mukki & ruadath.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
This movie of Sonic Advance is unique as a speedrun in one aspect: Sonic moves so fast that the "camera" of the game cannot even follow him. Therefore, he is rarely seen in the movie.

On the rare occasions we get to watch Sonic, we get to enjoy seeing him moving through walls, charging up for another dash, or making short work of bosses.

Besides the super fast speed itself, the speed also provides Sonic an ability (glitch) to pass through platforms and walls under certain conditions.

While this movie appears to be around 3 seconds slower than the previous movie, it is in fact faster. This is due to more accurate emulation and also including the GBA boot sequence.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]SNES Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (USA v1.0) in 1:33:40.18 by Carl Sagan.
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes warps
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Genre: Platform
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Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island is a vibrant, colorful and fun game that stars the popular Yoshi. From a technical standpoint, the game is very exceptional on the SNES due to its use of the SuperFX chip, which allows for many cool special effects that are otherwise impossible on the SNES.

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

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


[Tier: Stars]SNES Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 (USA) "playaround" in 30:28.38 by SDR, TheVLACKDEMONN2294, Dark Noob.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Fighting
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Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 is one of the most diverse games of the series in terms of characters and play modes.

The authors take advantage of this and deliver an exceptional playaround movie. Bugs, easter eggs and impossible combos are shown off at a breathtaking pace. The movie features a mix of 1 and 2 player play for added variety.

This movie is longer than its predecessor by around 14 minutes, showing off more glitches. It also uses a cheat that enables pausing in order to show off even more glitches.


[Tier: Stars]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (World) "Knuckles, ring attack" in 1:14:55.9 by TheYogWog.
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- Genre: Platform
This run of Sonic 3 & Knuckles collects the maximum number of rings possible to get with Knuckles. This leads to some interesting routes to reach out-of-the-way rings as well as opportunities to show off some new glitches.

See the floating island like never before as you tag along with Knuckles, and try to keep up as he patrols his territory while foraging for rings and revealing secrets that show why he is truly the sole guardian of the island.

We also have runs with Sonic and Tails, Tails, Sonic 100%,Knuckles 100%, and Sonic on NewGame+.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "low%" in 46:32.02 by Sniq.
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- Low% completion
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- 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.


[Tier: Stars]SNES Chrono Trigger (USA) in 2:17:08.86 by keylie.
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- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Forgoes save data corruption
- Heavy luck manipulation
- 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: Moons]SNES Mega Man X2 (USA) in 31:06.34 by Hetfield90.
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- 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: Moons][Console-verified][Has commentary]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG0) "game end glitch" in 02:54.98 by Lord Tom & Tompa.
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- Final boss skip glitch
- Executes arbitrary code
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Genre: Platform
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Super Mario Bros 3 is a very famous game for the NES. There are normally two main ways to beat it: the quick way using warp whistles to skip worlds, and the longer way which goes through all the worlds. However, thanks to some esoteric memory corruption involving glitched pipe travel, it's possible to jump right into the princess's room in under three minutes! Bowser is never seen in this run at all.

This run gets to World 7-1 as quickly as possible to perform the glitch, and some unusual moves are done with enemy spawns and positions to get the glitch to work. See the authors' comments for some more details.


There are also author subtitles provided with the emulator movie file and primary encode to explain some of the key differences in this run.

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


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog (any,r1) in 14:25.23 by Tee-N-Tee.
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- Takes damage to save time
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- Genre: Platform
Sonic bounces around surprisingly fast. The lack of Spin Dash makes the strategy a bit different from that of Sonic 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 eighth run of this game, improving on the previous effort by 3.18 (of in-game time), primarily due to higher optimization.

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

Spoiler: Hover over the screenshot.

See this run played back on a real Genesis.


[Tier: Moons]DS Castlevania: Portrait Of Ruin (USA) "Richter mode" in 17:26.43 by mtbRc.
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- Second quest/Post game-completion
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Action
- 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.

Richter and Maria blaze a path of destruction through the castle, pacifying foes with a combination of crosses, doves and other wonderful things. Complex multiple-character motion is used to move as quickly as possible; see the author's comments for an in depth explanation.


[Tier: Stars]GC Ikaruga (USA) "maximum score" in 21:29.4 by keylie.
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- 2 Players
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Shooter
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Ikaruga (2001) is a vertical shoot 'em up published and developed by Treasure as a spiritual successor to its earlier title, Radiant Silvergun (1998). It was first released on arcade machines, then eventually ported to Dreamcast, GameCube, XBLA, Android, and even Steam, thanks to the loyal following among the Western shoot 'em up fans. GameCube version was chosen for creation of this TAS as it provided both the most arcade-accurate port, and the most accurately emulated platform of those available at the time.

Ikaruga features a polarity mechanic wherein enemies can be black or white, shooting black or white bullets, respectively. Additionally, player ships themselves can switch between black and white: when white, ship absorbs white bullets and deals extra damage to black enemies, and vice versa. When enough bullets are absorbed, a powerful enemy-seeking attack can be unleashed. As such, typical gameplay consists of frequent polarity switching, chain-killing enemies, and absorbing bullets instead of dodging them; to capitalize on this, the author chooses to control both player ships in order to absorb as many bullets as possible, do more damage, and pick off escaping enemies without breaking a kill chain.

The goal of this TAS is to maximize the score. Ikaruga's scoring system mainly consists of color-based enemy chaining: killing three enemies of the same color in a row increases chain value, messing up the color sequence resets it. Absorbing bullets and lasers, speedkilling bosses, and having spare lives at the end are also significant score boosts—all of these are used in the TAS to the fullest extent. The final score is a massive 50,230,200, only attainable with two players.


Ikaruga has been extensively competed in both Western and Asian gaming communities, leading to publication of an official superplay DVD, as well as blessing us with many amazing feats of unassisted gameplay. If you've enjoyed this TAS and would like to see what some of the best human players have to offer, make sure to watch VTF-INO's unassisted doubleplay, in which the player attempts to achieve maximum score by controlling both ships in realtime; also check out RNA's flawless stage 5 boss fight done solo, and Sa Suisai's full-game unassisted playthrough on Normal difficulty, executing some inhumanly precise chains on the XBLA version of the game.

[Tier: Moons]Wii Mega Man 10 (USA) "Mega Man" in 33:42.37 by diggidoyo.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Watch as Mega Man takes on the latest set of Robot Masters and everyone's favorite mad roboticist for the tenth time in the classic series.

This run is played on normal difficulty (the highest available with no prior save data) and, amongst other feats, takes no damage at all (Mr. Perfect achievement), kills one of every enemy (World Warrior achievement), and manipulates more extra lives and large power-ups than you've probably ever seen before in a single playthrough. The final in-game time is 20:04.

In a fit of cosmic irony, this publication, which is the first for a current set-top console, is of a game deliberately designed to be a throwback to the NES days.


[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]Genesis X-Men 2: Clone Wars (USA/Europe) in 18:46.97 by Truncated & Sonikkustar.
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In X-Men 2: Clone Wars, the alien race Phalanx invades the earth and the X-Men and some X-Women try to stop them.

You get to choose which X-Man to play every stage as. Most of the time Nightcrawler is used because he has the highest movement speed. Second in command is Wolverine because he has the second highest speed and also deals a ton of damage.

The game is unique in the regard that it starts as soon as you power on your console. No SEGA logo, no title screen, no character select. Normally the game pseudorandomly gives you Beast, but changing the types of controllers (3- or 6-button) throws off the start-up timing enough that a faster character can be gotten.

This movie is 5:05.28 minutes shorter than the previous publication thanks to a variety of new tricks explained in the authors' comments.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance (USA) "all furniture, best ending" in 20:19.84 by McBobX.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
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 29.88 improvement over its predecessor, with a new route in Clock Tower B.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]Genesis Knuckles in Sonic the Hedgehog (any v1.1) in 13:05.29 by marzojr & WST.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform
This is a hacked version of Sonic the Hedgehog. The title character is replaced by his rival, Knuckles. The levels remain unchanged.

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

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


A camhacked encode is provided with every duplicate link.

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


[Tier: Moons]Wii Mega Man 9 (USA) in 30:20.98 by AngerFist & diggidoyo.
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Mega Man 9, known in Japan as Rockman 9: Yabō no Fukkatsu!! (ロックマン9 野望の復活!!) is a video game made by Capcom and Inti Creates for the WiiWare download service, among others, in 2008. This game is notable in that despite being developed for modern consoles, it features 8-bit visuals and audio as a retro throwback to the NES entries of the series. It also features a plot twist early on in that Dr. Light's robots go on a rampage, with Dr. Wily not having any connection to the incident (or so he claims).

AngerFist and diggidoyo blaze through the game and defeat Dr. Wily once again in 30 minutes and 20.98 seconds (19:11 in-game time).


[Tier: Moons]GBC The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons (USA) in 1:25:57.22 by Swordless Link & Tompa.
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- Genre: Adventure
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons is a Game Boy Color game that carries over much of the graphics from Link's Awakening. Surprisingly, much of the game engine is completely different and developed by Capcom. In it, the Oracle of Seasons, Din, is kidnapped by Onox, General of Darkness. Link must travel throughout both Holdrum and Subrosia to collect the 8 Essences of Nature, power up the Rod of Seasons, and defeat Onox.

This game has been attempted by various authors over the past 5 years. Finally, SwordlessLink, along with Tompa, who joined the project after dungeon 4, beat this legendary game in 1:25:57.21 primarily through the use of pitwalking, Pegasus Seeds, and enemy manipulation. Please see the authors' notes for more details.


[Tier: Stars]Arcade Metal Slug X (World) in 18:32.2 by x2poet.
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- Genre: Shooter
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Metal Slug X (2001) is a remixed version of Metal Slug 2, the second installment of an immensely popular run'n'gun series released on the Neo Geo MVS. The games are notable for incredibly detailed pixel graphics, fluid animation, and good humor; but the real key to their longevity is, of course, their high difficulty as far as survival goes.

This is x2poet's 16.42 seconds improvement over the previous movie, despite now using the hardest difficulty setting. One notable improvement is the use of both players, compared to one in the obsoleted run.

You can also see more of x2poet's Metal Slug work by looking at his runs from Metal Slug, Metal Slug 3, Metal Slug 4 and Metal Slug Advance.


You may experience desync issues if you try to play the FBM file. You can download a set of save states, from the author, to watch it from the beginning to the end. For more information about this, you can read the author's comments.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Castlevania: Bloodlines (USA) "John Morris" in 27:36.17 by Samhain-Grim & Truncated.
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- Genre: Platform
Castlevania's foray onto the Genesis sees two protagonists duke it out with Dracula and his minions: John Morris and Eric Lecarde. John Morris carries the famed whip, and Eric Lecarde wields a spear.

This run sees John Morris take on the hordes of minions. While Morris is essentially slower in movement, he is still the faster of the two due to his ability to destroy the bosses quicker than Lecarde. For more precise details, see the authors' detailed submission text.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]GBA Mega Man Zero (USA) "all missions" in 33:43.26 by Flameberger.
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After a long hibernation meant to purge his body of the Wily Virus, Zero is awakened to save Ciel and the resistance. Zero decides to help, but what he really wants is to have some slashing fun.

Unlike the other run of this game, this run doesn't use mission skips, which means that the author had to beat every mission as fast as possible.

This run from Flameberger improves the previous movie by 35.76 seconds.


[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]Genesis Michael Jackson's Moonwalker (World,r0) in 18:53.64 by Odongdong.
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This is a strange platformer where the main character, Michael Jackson, has an obsession with doing weird movements and occasionally dances together with the enemies before beating them to oblivion.

This run by Odongdong obsoletes a nearly 9-year old movie by nearly 4 minutes through new routes, new tricks, and a lot of optimization.

If you were looking for a run from the arcade version of this game, click here.


[Tier: Moons]Wii Rayman Origins (USA) in 45:31.3 by keylie.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Rayman Origins features the return of the Rayman character in a 2D platformer. Many of the original Rayman game's characters and enemies make an appearance, like Livingstones, Electoons, Betilla and the Magician's hat. There are also various characters from Rayman 2 such as Globox, the Teensies and Lums. The game's atmosphere, however, is different from the original Rayman game and has a very "wacky" feel instead. The main objective of each level is to rescue as many Electoons as possible similarly to the original game.

keylie, as 4 players, collects the minimum Electoons required to reach the Magician and defeat him in record time.


[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]N64 Paper Mario (JPN) in 1:30:40.15 by Malleoz.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
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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.

Numerous tricks and glitches allow a tool-assisted speedrun to skip large portions of the game and beat it impressively quickly. See the author's comments for more on this.

For more tool-assisted Paper Mario action, check out the run of The Thousand-Year Door by the same author.


Downloadable encodes include the author's commentary as soft subtitles and also an additional audio commentary with the encodes. There is also a live commentary by the author and iateyourpie. A second YouTube stream is available with an informative overlay.


[Tier: Moons]GC Super Monkey Ball 2 (USA) "Expert through Master Extra" in 14:23.02 by byrz, diddykong14, keylie, Nexta, Jcool114.
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- Genre: Platform
In the sequel to Super Monkey Ball, you must once again guide a monkey trapped inside a plastic ball to the goal in each stage by tilting the game world. New features include mechanics like portals and more complex level designs, which in a speedrun, lead to some really interesting routes.

In this TAS, the authors skip all the easy levels and warp to the Expert stages, where they proceed to tear through all 50 levels as well as the 10 Master and 10 Master Extra stages, breaking many of the heavily optimized console world record times.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]GBA Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance (USA) in 07:50.1 by gstick.
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- Major skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
The main quest completion time has been shortened to nearly one fourth of what it initially was, thanks to the discovery of a glitch that allows Juste to sink into walls.

This is a 3:25.15 minute improvement over klmz's movie. Like in the previous movies, the author picked up an item to display those cool CRITICAL's for entertainment, at the cost of some time.

However, if you still think there is not enough zipping through walls, be sure to watch the second quest completed in less than half a minute!


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Streets of Rage 2 (USA) in 22:58.57 by Sonikkustar.
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Fighting
"Streets of Rage 2" is an excellent Beat-'Em-Up game with an extraordinary soundtrack composed by Yuzo Koshiro. This run is played with Max and Skate on Mania difficulty.

The author, Sonikkustar, has discovered some new glitches and used 2 players to improve 4:56.96 over the previous run.


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Super Mario Bros. (JPN/USA) "maximum coins" in 26:10.25 by CuteQt, Tehh_083 & HappyLee.
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Once again, Bowser has kidnapped Peach, but this time Mario isn't trying to rescue her quite as urgently. Fed up with getting no reward for his endeavors beyond cake, Mario takes a leaf out of Wario's book and decides that while rescuing Peach, he might as well make as much money as he can.

In this movie, the aim is to complete the game while collecting as many coins as possible without dying, doing so as fast as possible. In fact, Mario collects 1431 coins in total, which is rather surprising as there are only 1225 distinct coins in the game!

If you enjoyed this TAS, be sure to check out this movie, in which Mario completes the game without pressing the B button.


[Tier: Moons]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: Stars]DS Brain Age (USA) in 06:33.66 by Ryuto.
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Brain Age (also known as Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training) is a puzzle game designed on the premise of exercising your brain. In this run, for example, the idea is to solve a series of simple mathematical puzzles.

And yet, the answers given... are not exactly what you'd expect.

The same author of the previous run brings you a set of 51 new ... answers, with extra time taken to provide you, the viewer, with the greatest possible attention to detail. Additionally, the increased detail provides a higher level of difficulty, to prevent the number recognition from checking the answer before the image is complete.

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


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]NES Gimmick! (JPN) in 04:24.61 by Aglar, Hotarubi & Samsara.
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- Genre: Platform
Gimmick! (1992) is another gem from Sunsoft, the company that brought us Ufouria and Journey to Silius. It was only released in Japan and Scandinavian countries, but eventually achieved something of a cult status thanks to its refined gameplay, as well as exceptional music and graphic design.

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

This venture between Aglar, Hotarubi and Samsara improves the previous movie by 46.95 seconds thanks to a new zipping glitch that skips most of Stage 5 and a new clip that skips most of Stage 6. This run doesn't collect the special items required to access the 7th level, and thus gets a bad ending. However, we have another run that attains the best ending for your viewing pleasure!


[Tier: Moons]DS Kirby: Canvas Curse (USA) in 25:45.53 by GloriousLiar.
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- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Puzzle
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Kirby: Canvas Curse is one of many sequels in the Kirby franchise. In this installment, Kirby and the inhabitants of Dream Land are all turned into paint by the witch Drawcia, with Kirby being stuck as a limbless ball. Players must guide Kirby through various stages via the DS touchpad.

In this run, GloriousLiar exploits quirks in the way the game handles said touchpad, allowing him to launch Kirby at ludicrous speeds to beat this game in the blink of an eye.


[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]GC 007: Nightfire (USA) in 39:55.45 by gamerfreak5665 & aleckermit.
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- Genre: Racing
- Genre: Shooter
007: Nightfire is a James Bond game. Does anything more need to be said? Guns, cars, planes, submarines, spaceships, girls, and megalomaniacs.

Authors 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.

A newly discovered clipping glitch opens up alternative paths making it possible to save a significant amount of time. Enjoy the show!


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]SNES The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (JPN) "warp glitch" in 02:13.21 by Tompa.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
SNES Zelda completed in a very quick manner. The trick that is used to cut completion time by so much is holding left+up+right while entering a corridor or staircase, allowing Link to clip through the wall and walk out of bounds.

This movie is an astonishing minute and a half faster than the preceding version thanks to some new glitches.


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

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


[Tier: Moons]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) in 20:58.62 by Kriole.
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- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
In this run of the third Game Boy Advance entry of the Castlevania series, the author neither uses major warp glitches nor collects 100% of the souls, but still manages to beat the game in just over 20 minutes - almost 7 minutes faster than the previous run.

[Tier: Moons]N64 Chameleon Twist 2 (USA) in 21:57.27 by Nahoc.
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- Genre: Platform
Chameleon Twist 2 (カメレオンツイスト2) takes place after the events in Chameleon Twist. Davy and his friends (Jack, Fred and Linda) are playing in the forest, still carrying the backpack from his last adventure, when suddenly the rabbit from before falls down and knocks one of the chameleons into the sky.

Contrary to the Chameleon Twist run, all 6 levels need to be played through in order to reach the end; Sky Land, Carnival Land, Ice Land, Great Edo Land, Toy Land and Pyramid Land.


[Tier: Moons]N64 Banjo-Kazooie (USA v1.0) "100%" in 1:59:51.92 by Hyperresonance.
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- Uses death to save time
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- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
Banjo-Kazooie stars the bear-bird team of Banjo and Kazooie, who are searching for Jiggies, or Jigsaw puzzle pieces, to unlock doors and save Banjo's sister from a rhyming witch. Even though Banjo's name is first, Kazooie ends up doing most of the heavy lifting as new skills are developed.

In this run, Hyperresonance collects all 100 Jiggies hidden throughout the game.

This is an improvement of 24:40.71 over the previous movie. This was possible with overwhelming route changes (and much better route planning ahead), a myriad of new glitches and tricks, and much more optimized movement. This movie loses some time to loading zones on BizHawk vs Mupen (about 2 minutes), so the final time is not quite indicative of how good the run is. With console like loading zones, this would be a 1:57.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]GB Pokémon: Red Version (USA/Europe) "Gotta Catch 'Em All!" in 1:54:56.62 by MrWint.
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- Final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes save data corruption
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
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Pokémon: Red Version is part of the first generation of games within its famous series, known for having a very large number of beneficial glitches. In fact, the game can be completed in less than one minute of in-game time by save data corruption as shown by this run, and it can be completed in under half an hour using a more "conventional" glitch, as shown by this run. These runs break the game, and avoid much of the gameplay intended by the developers.

In contrast, this run by MrWint catches all 151 Pokémon and completes the game, showing off much more of the game than seen in the other runs while still using many glitches to complete this goal much faster than the programmers could have imagined. Thanks to some new glitches, this run is over an hour faster than the previous movie in this category! For more details about the techniques used in this run, please read the author's notes.


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

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

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


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[Tier: Moons]Genesis Castlevania: Bloodlines (USA) "Eric Lecarde" in 27:41.93 by Samhain-Grim & Truncated.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Castlevania's foray onto the Genesis sees two protagonists duke it out with Dracula and his minions: John Morris and Eric Lecarde. John Morris carries the famed whip, and Eric Lecarde wields a spear.

This run sees Eric Lecarde take his turn against the vast minions of Dracula. While Lecarde moves slightly faster than Morris, lag from his magic spear had to be taken into account more often, and he is weaker against bosses. For more precise details, see the authors' detailed submission text for Morris.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Mega Man X3 (USA) "best ending, max%" in 43:11.75 by agwawaf.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Mega Man X3 is the third game in the Mega Man X series, and the last one to be released on the SNES.

This is the second "100%" run of this game. agwawaf speeds through the game very rapidly, collecting all heart tanks, subtanks, Ride Armor modules, upgrades and finally the Golden Armor. However, Zero is kept alive and his Z-Saber is not obtained, so the author could get the best ending.

The page Mega Man X Tricks explains some of the tricks that are used in this tool-assisted speedrun.

See also the any% run of this game by the same author, which doesn't collect the upgrades but does collect the Z-Saber.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]Genesis Tails in Sonic the Hedgehog (USA,r0) in 13:21.87 by marzojr.
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- Genre: Platform
This is a hacked version of Sonic the Hedgehog. The title character is replaced by his sidekick, Miles "Tails" Prower. The levels remain unchanged.

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

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

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


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


[Tier: Moons]Wii Mega Man 10 (USA) "Bass, Hard Mode" in 28:18.25 by diggidoyo.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Not wanting to be outdone by Mega Man, Bass takes a shot at saving the world from Roboenza. Dr. Wily won't know what hit him.

This is the site's second published Wii run, and is of the same game as the first. Diggidoyo again shows his expertise at the Mega Man series, this time utilizing Bass's speed and powerful weaponry to finish 5:24.11 faster than Mega Man.

The in-game completion time reads 15:16.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Super Mario Kart (USA) in 21:27.02 by cstrakm.
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- Genre: Racing
Super Mario Kart is the first in a popular series of games starring the Mario cast racing go-karts. This run aims to get record times in all tracks at 150cc difficulty. This is achieved mostly by jumping straight into walls, bottomless pits, and lava, among many other things. Mushrooms are also used frequently due to their mysteriously friction-free propulsion powers. A high amount of wall-bouncing is required.

This run is over a minute and a half faster than the previous published run, due to new exploits of the definition of a lap.


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

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


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

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

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

The MSX version has been TASed as well!

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


[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]GBA Wario Land 4 (USA/Europe) in 40:04.88 by andymac.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Arguably better known these days for the WarioWare series, our anti-hero Wario started off as the villain in Super Mario Land 2 before starring in his own series of platformers of which this is the fifth (everyone forgets Virtual Boy Wario Land).

Through strategic use of save-and-restore and a glitch allowing rapid diagonal movement and zipping, Wario gets away with all the loot in this Hard mode run (the hardest difficulty available from the outset) 22:30.68 faster than before.


[Tier: Moons]DS Super Mario 64 DS (USA v1.0) in 08:12.93 by Sharkey91, Really_Tall & ALAKTORN.
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- Genre: Platform
Super Mario 64 DS is a remake of Super Mario 64 for the Nintendo DS, released in 2004 along with the system. It features improved graphics, new levels and playable characters, and most importantly in this case, a different "polish".

More importantly, it features different glitches than those featured in the runs of the original SM64.

This run improves the predecessor movie by 39.71 seconds.

For the out-of-bounds parts, where no textures are normally loaded, the author provided a hacked encode that shows the textures for better comprehension.


[Tier: Moons]Arcade Osman in 06:36.77 by xy2_.
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- Genre: Platform
Osman is a arcade game in the spirit of Strider. It's a very obscure and underrated arcade game, which didn't see much of the light of day, thanks to various issues with the hardware... and the fact that the game is unforgivingly hard. The game never once lets you breathe, and in unassisted play, there are a lot of things to manage at the same time. This, along with the 3 health you start out with, can make clearing with just a single credit a nightmare.

The game mostly revolves along Osman and his power: he has the power to make clones of himself when he attacks that stay for a varying amount of time and reproduce the attack he just did.

This run is an improvement of 21.95 seconds over the previous one by the same author. Note that the real time of this run is 5:25.2 - The extra 1:11.57 is because the author puts his initials in the high score table after the credits roll.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog (World,r1) "no zips" in 17:36.58 by Aglar.
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- Genre: Platform
Fast bouncing around. This is a run of Sonic the Hedgehog which avoids zipping (gaining a large speed boost from being inside terrain), unlike the other run of this game. Therefore, most levels cannot be skipped, and instead have to be traversed using a more normal route, although the author still finds a couple of alternative methods to take shortcuts (it is hard to define hard rules to ban all glitches). In this run, the game is completed without collecting the Chaos Emeralds.

[Tier: Stars]SNES Sparkster (USA) in 18:01.67 by Dooty.
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- Genre: Platform
Another movie that is so fast you can hardly see what is going on. The main character can use his rocket dash to inflict a lot of damage on his opponents as well as bounce off walls and ceilings.

Dooty's movie is about 15 seconds faster than Cpadolf's run. Like in the previous movies, the game is played on the hardest difficulty, which is crazy hard.


[Tier: Stars]PSX Mega Man 8 (USA) in 47:06.23 by FractalFusion.
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The eighth entry in the Mega Man series is very similar to the preceding games, especially its direct predecessor (in light of being the second entry in the franchise released for the PSX, the first being a port of X3). Once again, Mega Man takes on eight Robot Masters and goes on to raid Wily's fortress.

If you're here for the plot, though, you're missing the point - instead enjoy the impossibly fast action and nifty glitch abuse in this run of the longest presently-TASable game in the main series to date.

Note: The credits are missing due to an emulator glitch. For those who are interested in seeing the credits, they can be watched here.


[Tier: Stars]Genesis Streets of Rage 3 (USA) in 38:12.55 by atro city.
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In part three of the Streets of Rage series, Mr. X is back and this time his plan involves replacing public officials with his own robots. Only Axel, Blaze, Skate, and newcomer Dr. Zan can stop him. Streets of Rage 3 features all of the beat 'em up action you would expect from a Streets of Rage game.

One new feature is the special move power bar, where it only costs energy to do a special move if the bar isn't full. Also new is the ability to do special maneuvers with different weapons, depending on the character. For example, Skate has no special move with the pipe, but he does have one with the knife. The opposite is true for Axel. Any weapon Dr. Zan picks up is turned into energy balls which he can throw at the enemies. Secret characters and multiple endings also add replay value.

In this run, watch atro city stylishly dispose of a lot of thugs and robots using Blaze and Dr. Zan, clearing a long game in only about 38 minutes. A glitch is used which does damage much more quickly when two characters attack multiple enemies at the same time. For more details, read the submission comments.


[Tier: Moons]N64 GoldenEye 007 (USA) in 30:42.48 by Wyster & Scaredsim.
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- Genre: Shooter
The name's Bond... James Bond...

007 is ready for his incredibly popular first person shooter for the Nintendo 64. Rather than taking the usual stealthy strategy, secret agent 007 treats this first person shooter like any other and runs around shooting things with a complete disregard for human life, including his own.

While this run seems to be slower than the previous run, it actually plays all the regular levels faster and also plays two additional bonus levels!

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


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

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

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

For the record, this is the fastest speed the NES game is capable of. For more extreme Tetris fun, please see movies from Arika Online.
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[Tier: Moons]GB Pokémon: Red Version (USA/Europe) in 22:02.94 by MrWint.
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- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Forgoes save data corruption
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Pokémon: Red Version is part of the first generation of games within its famous series, known for having a very large number of beneficial glitches. In fact, the game can be completed in less than one minute of in-game time using save data corruption (as evidenced by this run), but this run avoids such techniques in favor of activating an entirely different glitch.

This run obsoletes the author's previous run as well as Primorial#soup's longstanding run through a new route that must be seen to be believed. Suffice to say, no heavy glitches are used and yet the game is still completed in around 22 minutes.

To see even more of Pokémon: Red Version, check out the run that catches all 151 Pokémon.


[Tier: Moons]DS Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia (USA) in 34:38.32 by mtbRc.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia, the third game in the series for the DS, takes a different direction from its direct predecessors in that it is more of a stage-based game, similar to the earliest entries in the series, rather than the "Metroidvania"-style first established by Symphony of the Night.

This run plays as Shanoa, who uses her Glyphs and copious amounts of backdashing to seal away Dracula once again.

We also have a run that beats the game with Albus here.


[Tier: Moons]FDS The Legend of Zelda (FDS v1.0) "2nd quest, game end glitch" in 03:06.46 by TASeditor, Masterjun, sockfolder.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Final boss skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Executes arbitrary code
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Second quest/Post game-completion
- Uses a level password
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
Award - Glitchy TAS of 2015
The second quest of The Legend of Zelda is what you get by having completed the game once. It is more difficult than the first quest. In this movie, the authors enter ZELDA as the player's name to start the 2nd quest without having to complete the game first.

The authors in this run also enter some of their own code, and don't really complete the game a second time either – yet somehow do. See the authors' notes for more details.

We also have a non-glitched run of this 2nd quest.


[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]SNES Super Castlevania IV (JPN) in 29:38.08 by arukAdo, Bablo, Cardboard, and scrimpeh.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Super Castlevania IV is the first game in the Castlevania series for the SNES. In it, Simon Belmont, equipped with the ability to whip in 8 different directions, sets out to vanquish Dracula yet another time.

In this run, the authors, arukAdo, Bablo, Cardboard, and scrimpeh obsolete a seven year old movie by over a minute and a half by a different subweapon choice, new tricks and better optimization. For more details, as always, please see the authors' notes.


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

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

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

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


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]Windows VVVVVV (2.0) in 08:45.87 by Scepheo.
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- Uses death to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes a time-saving restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Puzzle
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 this run, Scepheo blazes to the ending in less than 9 minutes (7:55 according to the in-game timer), skips the fearsome Gravitron, and rescues the crew in a fraction of the length of the ship's regulated lunch break. Scepheo also improves Masterjun's previous run by over 4 and a half minutes through a new route and a new glitch that allows the captain to be flung out of a teleporter into a wall. For more information, see the author's comments.

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]SNES Mega Man X2 (USA) "100%" in 32:57.64 by Hetfield90, FractalFusion, hidaigai, nrg_zam, & GoddessMaria.
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- 100% completion
- 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.

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

Times for each track are:

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

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


[Tier: Stars]GBA Ninja Five-O (USA) in 16:35.62 by Cardboard.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Ninja Five-O features a ninja cop battling evil ninja masters and terrorists.

Joe Osugi, bizarre 'anti-terrorist ninja', is called in to assist the local police, who seem to be completely useless in rescuing some hostages.

The game is basically a series of rooms connected together. Your job is to rescue the hostages and then escape the stage through the red door. You have in your arsenal a three-level shuriken, a sword, and a grappling hook similar to the one from Bionic Commando. Joe also has two special abilities: to make himself invincible and to attack all enemies on screen.

This new version by Cardboard is 1 minute and 31 seconds faster than the previous one by Nitsuja, containing even more ropeswinging acrobatics and ninja madness.


[Tier: Moons]FDS Super Mario Bros. 2 (JPN) "Luigi" in 08:13.77 by HappyLee, KFCMario.
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- Uses a suboptimal character
- Uses warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
This is a TAS of the Japanese Super Mario Bros. 2, a.k.a. 'The Lost Levels', using Mario's brother Luigi. He jumps higher than Mario, but acts slower in many ways. However, the movie is in no way worse than the Mario version - some new creative solutions have been found.

This is an 110 frame improvement over the previous movie by Phil.


[Tier: Moons]Arcade Metal Slug 4 (World) "best ending" in 17:11.97 by x2poet.
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- Best ending
- 2 Players
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Shooter
This is a run of the fourth game in SNK's big franchise, Metal Slug.

Author x2poet dual-wields Trevor Spacey and Nadia Cassel and conquers General Morden's army like an army of two controlled by a single person!

This run beats the author's previous one by 52.81 seconds and features a much more entertaining final battle.

You can also watch the other Metal Slug runs for more intense military action.


[Tier: Stars]GBA Sonic Advance (USA) "Amy" in 15:25.8 by GoddessMaria, Grincevent & VanillaCoke.
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Uses a suboptimal character
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
Sonic Advance was Sonic the Hedgehog's second appearance on a Nintendo console (being beaten by Sonic Adventure 2: Battle on the GameCube by 10 days), and he brought all his friends with him. You can play as Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, or Amy on a mission to stop Dr. Eggman from taking over South Island.

This run improves the previous submission by 19.89 seconds, thanks to a new route in Angel Island 1 and general optimization.

There's also a run using Knuckles, Tails, and a couple Sonic runs.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Mario Pinball Land (JPN) in 07:21.22 by MUGG.
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- Uses a game restart sequence
- Genre: Action
Super Mario Ball (スーパーマリオボール), also known as Mario Pinball Land in the US, is an adventure quest combined with pinball type game similar to Pinball Quest.

In the game you need to flip Mario like a pinball to obtain stars, keys, defeat enemies, and advance levels.

Of course the author completes these objectives with speed and precision and often while juggling multiple balls.

MUGG improves the previous movie by 40.48 seconds, thanks to abuse of the game's Save & Quit feature and overall better optimisation.


[Tier: Stars]GB The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (USA v1.0) "playaround" in 40:22.78 by bobmario511.
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
Award - Funny TAS of 2012Award - Gameboy TAS of 2012
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening is a classic Game Boy Zelda adventure. Link must travel across the dream world of Koholint Island, collecting the 8 Instruments to wake the Wind Fish and go home after a terrible shipwreck.

bobmario511 (the author), however, realized that "Hey, I'm in a dream. That means I can do anything I want!" With that in mind, he embarks on a journey as the legendary hero THIEF to live out his wildest fantasies. Unfortunately, he would soon find out that this dream would end up being the worst nightmare of his life, traveling through a chaotic world devoid of any logic, meaning, or consistent appearance. Summoning the power of all of the allies he can get, our hero, BowWow, Marin, a ghost, and a flying rooster travel together to make sense of the nonsensical hell of Link's own imagination, collecting what he believes to be the 8 Instruments and Secret Seashells on their way.

To see a run of the "normal" completion of this game, see this movie by the same author.

Spoiler: hover over the screenshot.


[Tier: Moons]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) in 38:38.45 by Arc & Inzult.
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link is quite different from most of the early games in the Legend of Zelda series. It combines an overworld view with side-scrolling platform stages. In addition, the character can gain experience and levels, visit towns, and earn spells and items which are needed to proceed.

This movie is a new branch that allows warps but not the scroll-lock glitch, used in the other run we have published. A "warp" (or "wrong warp") in Zelda II is when an exit takes Link somewhere other than where that exit is supposed exit into. Read the authors' comments for details. For a "warpless" run, see [3254] NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) "warpless" by Arc, FatRatKnight, Inzult, & Rising Tempest in 45:26.04.

This movie was a part of a two-hour Zelda II TAS showcase with audio commentary by Arc, Inzult, Jackimus, Mithical9, and Feasel.


[Tier: Moons]GC 007: Agent Under Fire (USA v1.0) "00 Agent" in 36:50.07 by aleckermit.
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Shooter
007: Agent Under Fire is a James Bond game. You know what that means: guns, rockets, cars, tanks, girls, and megalomaniacs.

In this run, aleckermit shows off impressive stunts, including dead-on firearm accuracy, apparent resistance to explosions and broad vehicular destruction.

For more of the cinematic secret agent, see our other James Bond TASes.


[Tier: Moons]PSX Mega Man X3 (JPN) "all stages" in 34:42.53 by Hetfield90 & nrg_zam.
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
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This version of Mega Man X3, released only in Japan, has a glitch which allows you to access Dr. Doppler's fortress without actually beating any of his Robot Masters. This glitch permits Hetfield90 and nrg_zam to take a drastically different route from the SNES version, popping into Doppler 1 and Doppler 2 after only three Robot Master stages (and Vile's Factory) to get the Z-Saber far earlier than should be possible.

(Theoretically you can get the Z-Saber with only two defeated Robot Masters; from a speedrun perspective, however, once you finish Vile's Factory, it makes more sense to finish the stage you accessed it from than to game over and return to the map.)


[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]NES Metroid (USA PRG0) "low%" in 11:08.78 by Lord Tom.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
Metroid completed using just one item: the morphing ball.

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

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


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

[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]SNES Super Mario All-Stars: Lost Levels (USA) "Luigi, warpless" in 34:52.69 by KFCMARIO.
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- Uses a suboptimal character
- Forgoes warps
- Genre: Platform
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 TAS uses Mario's brother Luigi. He jumps higher than Mario, but acts slower in many ways. However, the movie is in no way worse than the Mario version - some new creative solutions have been found.

This is a warpless version. For a warped one see [2210] FDS Super Mario Bros. 2 (JPN) "Luigi" by HappyLee, KFCMario in 08:13.77.


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[Tier: Stars]GC Tony Hawk's Underground 2 (USA) in 08:26.17 by Fog.
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- Uses easiest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Sport
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Tony Hawk's Underground 2 is the sixth installment in Neversoft's Tony Hawk's series and is the sequel to Underground. The gameplay in Underground 2 is similar to that of previous Tony Hawk games: the player skates around in a 3D environment modeled after various cities and attempts to complete various goals. Most goals involve skating on or over various objects or performing combos. Scores are calculated by adding the sum of the point value of each trick strung together in a combo and then multiplying by the number of tricks in the combo.

In this run, Fog skates, grinds, and flies through the air to complete this game as fast as possible on the easiest difficulty using multiple glitches along the way. For more information on the tricks and glitches used in this run, check out the submission text.


The YouTube encode removes the credits and its associated ending theme for copyright reasons.

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

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

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


[Tier: Moons]GC Crazy Taxi (USA) in 06:02.76 by solarplex.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Racing
Award - First edition TAS of 2014
Crazy Taxi is an open world racing video game developed by Hitmaker (Sega AM3) and published by Sega. The main objective of the game is to pick up customers and take them to their chosen destination as quickly as possible.

In this run, solarplex aims to reach Rank 1 as well as obtain a Crazy License, and this run surely lives up to the crazy nature of the game.


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES The Legend of Zelda (USA PRG0) "2nd quest" in 24:59.83 by Baxter & Morrison.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Second quest/Post game-completion
- Uses a level password
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
The second quest of The Legend of Zelda is what you get by having completed the game once. It is more difficult than the first quest.

In this movie, the authors enter ZELDA as the player's name to start the 2nd quest without having to complete the game first.

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

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


[Tier: Moons]N64 Donkey Kong 64 (USA) in 27:37.6 by RingRush.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Donkey Kong 64 is similar to Rareware's other Nintendo 64 platformer series, Banjo-Kazooie, but stars Donkey Kong and his friends from the Donkey Kong Country games. Several new features have been added to the game, like 3D graphics and the ability to change between different characters with different weapons and abilities.

In this run, RingRush uses glitches to skip a vast majority of the game and beat K. Rool in record time.

Due to differences between versions of the game, different timing methods, and the fact that RTA runs start with some features already unlocked, this run is slower than the RTA equivalent.


[Tier: Moons]NES Kirby's Adventure (USA PRG0) "game end glitch" in 00:35.76 by TASeditor, MESHUGGAH, CoolKirby, Masterjun, MUGG & was0x.
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- Final boss skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Kirby's Adventure is a colorful game that's very long for a NES title. However, a bug was discovered which caused unpredictable results (including triggering the credits) upon using the Stone power while entering the water.

This movie saves 9 frames from its predecessor, thanks to better lag reduction due to interrupting movement.


[Tier: Moons]N64 F-Zero X (USA) "Death Race" in 00:29.55 by Lord Tom.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Racing
Death Race is a standalone challenge within F-Zero X, so a standalone movie seemed the best way to present it. The goal is simple: destroy the other 29 ships as quickly as possible according to the in-game clock.

This TAS completes the F-Zero X Death Race as quickly as possible, with a time of 5.866s. This improves the prior fastest TAS time of 8.927 by Katsukawa Sojuro aka Xenos (who reports an unpublished time of 6.993s by throwing the car off the side as this TAS does).

The unassisted world-record is 24.745s by Daniel, played in PAL (20.621s converted to NTSC). There's no video of that time, but this video by the same author is almost as fast.


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

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

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

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


[Tier: Moons]SNES Super Punch-Out!! (USA) in 15:52.66 by McHazard.
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- Genre: Fighting
- Genre: Sport
This run by McHazard impressively improves several fights over the previous run, including those against Masked Muscle, Heike Kagero, Super Macho Man, Narcis Prince, and Rick Bruiser.

The record times are:

            Gabby Jay  6.26           Bear Hugger 12.92
     Piston Hurricane  5.49             Bald Bull  8.24
          Bob Charlie  5.50           Dragon Chan  7.30
        Masked Muscle  6.30           Mr. Sandman 13.13
            Aran Ryan  8.45          Heike Kagero  9.94
            Mad Clown  9.05       Super Macho Man  9.43
        Narcis Prince  8.20           Hoy Quarlow  8.35
         Rick Bruiser 10.65          Nick Bruiser  7.52

[Tier: Stars]GBA Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (USA) in 36:17.73 by theenglishman.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Everyone’s favorite gymnastics winner is back in this remake of the classic console game. This time the Prince of Persia accidentally unleashes the Sands of Time, turning everyone except him, an evil Vizier and a mysterious girl named Farah into zombies. The Sands also gave the Prince a few new unexpected powers, like the ability to walk through walls and repeatedly jump underneath platforms.

This run features an impressive improvement of 6 minutes over the preceding movie.


[Tier: Moons]PSX Mega Man X6 (USA) "100%" in 56:47.18 by Rolanmen1.
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
Capcom decided to make some easy money, so they recycled parts of Mega Man X5, threw in overly difficult trial-and-error gameplay, made almost everything an obstacle course, and called it Mega Man X6.

Rescuing all Reploids on Xtreme mode is inadvisable for all but the most hardcore, yet this TAS makes it look easy. Not only that, it collects everything that can be collected before beating the game.

In this run, Rolanmen1 uses additional items and tricks that are not present in the any% or all stages runs, such as X's Blade Armor. Though X still has less screentime than Zero, he is used to his fullest potential in the Gate stages.


[Tier: Moons]DS Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (USA) "Julius, in bounds" in 19:20.63 by Cpadolf.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Second quest/Post game-completion
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (2005), the first installment of Castlevania on Nintendo DS, is a direct sequel to GBA hit Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow.

Like its predecessor, after finishing the game, you can choose to ignore pretty-boy Soma Cruz and instead play as Julius Belmont. Unfortunately, it seems that Julius's skills have waned a bit since his last appearance. Yoko Belnades and Alucard easily pick up the slack, though.

This run avoids the use of large-skip glitches that can be seen in our other run of Julius in Dawn of Sorrow, showing off more of the game.


[Tier: Moons]N64 Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards (USA) "all shards" in 1:06:15.62 by Nahoc.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards is a 2.5 dimensional side-scrolling adventure game featuring Kirby, our little pink hero. This time around, it's up to Kirby to collect the seventy-four crystal shards and save the fairies' home, Ripple Star.

In this run, Nahoc collects all shards while showing off some of the abilities this game has to offer. Please read the submission text for more information.

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


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

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


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

[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]GBA Alien Hominid (Europe) in 15:12.85 by FatRatKnight.
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Shooter
Alien Hominid is a 2D side-scrolling shooter with heavy references to the Metal Slug series of games - from the hand-drawn graphics, huge explosions, right down to the ability to eviscerate FBI Agents when you get up close to them. The graphics are by featured artist Dan Paladin. Your goal, is quite simply, to get to the end of the stage, and die as little as possible. Which is made difficult due to the fact that any bullet is an instant kill.

You control some sort of yellow alien with a gun. For whatever reason, he also has very Earth-like grenades with Earth-like explosions. He collides with some sort of satellite around Earth and crash-lands right in front of the FBI, who then runs off with his spacecraft and somehow forgets that bright yellow alien thing in clear sight. If you're looking for story, this isn't the game, as it just gives an excuse why you're doing these things.

This TAS improves the one provided by the winner team at Dream Team Contest 3 by 41.03 seconds.


This movie has a lua script that contains the Author's chatty commentary, and the encode of it can be seen on YouTube here.

[Tier: Moons]PSX Warcraft II: The Dark Saga (USA) "Human Campaign" in 1:17:53.32 by Flip.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Strategy
Electronic Arts brings Blizzard's best-selling strategy game to the PlayStation and Saturn in this release. They've combined all the missions from Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness and its expansion pack, Beyond the Dark Portal, into one package.

You take charge of either the humans and elves or the orcish hordes for control of the lands of Azeroth. Eventually you work through the dark portal and into the orcs' homeland. You take charge of either side as you work through more than 20 missions per side in the fight for survival.

New features for the console release include an auto-build option, where you can set a queue of units to be produced, and the ability to select sixteen units at a time instead of the PC's nine.

This run by Flip plays through the Humans' Tides of Darkness campaign.

For a run of the Orc Campaign by the same author, see this run.


[Tier: Moons]NES Mega Man 6 (USA) in 30:09.7 by GlitchMan.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Mega Man 6 (USAのロックマン6) sees everyone's favorite blue robot ruin Dr. Wily's plot for world domination for the sixth time.

[Tier: Stars]DS Super Scribblenauts (USA) in 1:01:52.63 by Chef Stef & Kiwisauce.
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- Genre: Puzzle
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Super Scribblenauts is the sequel to Scribblenauts, a puzzle game for the DS consisting of spawning any object from a database of thousands of possibilities (from "chair" to "God") to solve given situations. It is fundamentally the same game with two major novelties: the possibility to add adjectives (a color, a size, a state, etc.) to the objects we want to summon and the possibility to use the D-Pad to control Maxwell, the protagonist of both games, in addition to the touch screen, the only possible input method in the first installment.

This TAS completes the 10 main worlds of Super Scribblenauts. Speed is not the main goal; instead, the levels are completed in funny or unusual ways.


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

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


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


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

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

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

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


[Tier: Moons]SNES Metroid Super ZeroMission (v2.00) in 20:43.28 by Cpadolf.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- 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, cpadolf, improves on Hoandjzj's canceled run by over 4 minutes by using a new route and many new tricks and glitches. For more details, as always, please read the author's notes.


This run aims to reach the ending as fast as possible and so skips most of the items. If you're looking to watch a run that clears everything in the game, watch this run.

[Tier: Moons]SMS Castle of Illusion: Starring Mickey Mouse (USA v1.1) in 11:46.53 by Tee-N-Tee.
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- Genre: Platform
In this run of the SMS version of a game concurrently released for the Genesis/Mega Drive (and part of a much larger series of games), Mickey must collect seven jewels to reach the final boss and save Minnie.

Tee-N-Tee has improved 62.01 seconds over the previous run by several new tricks, like preserving speed after coming off of a slope, and a new shortcut. You can see details on all of these things in his write-up.

Quoting AngerFist:

I think you will share my views that the theme of this game clearly is about chocolate, cake, pencil, A B C letters and stuff like that :)


[Tier: Stars]PSX Mega Man X4 (USA) "Zero" in 36:30.1 by Bernka.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
In previous Mega Man X games, X would do all the real fighting while Zero would say he was off to destroy power sources and do other such unverifiable tasks. Zero even had the audacity to tell him that one day X would be as strong as him.

This time, X lays back and lets Zero put his money lightsaber where his mouth is, leaving Zero to fight off an entire army as well as Sigma. Zero does such a good job showing how much better he is than X that the series has been transformed for TASVideos to be a Zero series from here on out.

This submission improves the previous run by 12.53 seconds primarily through precise optimization of boss battles.


[Tier: Stars]Arcade Marvel vs. Capcom (Europe) in 25:37.7 by SDR.
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Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes is a 1998 Arcade fighting game developed by Capcom. It continues the lineage of Capcom fighting games featuring characters from Marvel comics, and is the game that paved the way for the hugely successful Marvel vs. Capcom 2.

Each team has two characters (which can be simultaneously controlled at certain times), plus a third summon assist character. This leads to quite a few things happening on the screen at once. There are quite a few glitches showcased; see the author's comments for a complete listing.


[Tier: Stars]Windows Hyper Princess Pitch "Reallyjoel's Mom difficulty, best ending" in 15:40.48 by Tseralith.
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Shooter
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The good Mecha Santa plans to spread happiness and cheer all over the world. Princess Pitch, previously a sidekick in the game Garden Gnome Carnage, sets out to put an end to those silly plans.

This time around, Princess Pitch decides to take on Mecha Santa and his army of robot elves on a difficulty harder than the hardest (Reallyjoel's Mom), since it's too easy otherwise. Reallyjoel's Mom is a secret joke difficulty meant to be impossible: it multiplies the spawn and attack rate of all enemies several times over and removes all powerups and ammo refills. Consequently, a player without tool assistance will maybe beat one room - if s/he's lucky.

This TAS gets through with liberal use of the piledriver move, as well as precise movement and shooting.


[Tier: Stars]SNES Pocky & Rocky (USA) in 18:40.17 by t0ast.
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- 2 Players
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Shooter
Released in 1993, Pocky & Rocky is a top-down shooter gem themed on Japanese folklore. It features Pocky, a shrine maiden with no relation to the snack, and Rocky, the tanuki that Mario wishes he could be. As a sequel to KiKi KaiKai, the Nopino Goblins have gone insane again, this time under someone's spell.

In this run, t0ast makes full use of the game's unique 2-player mode in which Pocky and Rocky can interact with each other by sliding and pushing, leading to some speed tricks.


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

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

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


[Tier: Moons]DOS Wolfenstein 3D (1.4) "Episode 3" in 02:47.26 by slamo.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Shooter
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Wolfenstein 3D is a first-person shooter developed by id Software and published by Apogee Software in 1992. It follows the mission of a World War II Allied spy, William "B.J." Blazkowicz, to take down Hitler's Nazi regime. Also known as Wolf3D, it is widely regarded as having helped popularize the first-person shooter genre on PC and is id's precursor to the wildly popular Doom series.

slamo, using various tricks, kills a modernised version of the Führer (and thus rewrites history) as fast as possible.


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[Tier: Stars]GB Trip World (JPN) in 05:10.91 by MUGG.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Trip World (1992) is an aptly named game developed by Sunsoft, a video game company you might know from titles like Gimmick!, Ufouria and Journey to Silius.

It follows a rabbit-like creature called Yacopu on his quest to retrieve the Maita Flower and return peace to the hearts of the people. Along the way he gains abilities like turning into a ball and a big, scary Godzilla-like rabbit.

MUGG's latest improvement is now about 30 seconds faster than the previous version, thanks to new glitches, new routes and better optimization.


[Tier: Moons]Arcade Metal Slug 5 (World) in 17:37.27 by x2poet.
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- Genre: Shooter
This entry in the Metal Slug series features the theft of information on the next generation of Metal Slug by the "Ptolemaic Army", wherein our heroes are tasked with recovering that data and putting an end to the evil group.

The author improves his previous version by using a new strategy on the last boss. You can find out the details in the submission text.

You can also see more of x2poet's Metal Slug work by looking at his runs from Metal Slug, Metal Slug X, Metal Slug 3, Metal Slug 4, and Metal Slug Advance.


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

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

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

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


[Tier: Stars]Genesis Gunstar Heroes (USA) in 31:00.33 by Samsara.
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- 2 Players
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter
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Gunstar Heroes (1993) is widely considered to be one of the best action games on the Sega Genesis, but, ironically, was commercially unsuccessful due to poor promotion. It features a variety of melee attacks, as well as 4 basic weapons which can be combined in pairs (making a total of 14 combinations) — all densely packed in a swift and explosion-heavy gameplay spanning over seven uniquely designed stages. The author takes special care to showcase all the moves the game is capable of, using every possible attack and having lots of fun playing around in autoscrolling sections.

This movie is a little under 4 and a half minutes faster than the previous one due to more aggressive boss fights and a new movement technique. See the author's comments for more details.

The encodes for this movie are also slightly larger than usual — this is due to an amount of colors and on-screen motion even the best codecs have problems coping with.


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

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

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


[Tier: Stars]DS Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions (USA) "all items" in 34:20.91 by arandomgameTASer.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions is a DS Spidey game released in 2010, featuring prominent Metroidvania and beat-em-up elements. It shares the same game engine with Web of Shadows and Daniel X.

This time around, Spidey decides to delay saving the universe by collecting a bunch of upgrades, much to the anger of Madame Web.

This run completes the game with all items collected, which includes all health and abilities. This is different from 100%, which would require obtaining all achievements.


[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]SNES Secret of Mana (USA) in 1:46:29.9 by Touch-me.
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: RPG
A Secret of Mana TAS has finally come to TASVideos!

Secret of Mana is a widely popular action RPG published by Square. It is internationally regarded as the first game of the Mana series, though the Japanese title is Seiken Densetsu 2, so it is the sequel of Final Fantasy Adventure. It utilizes real-time battles like many other action RPGs while including some unique features such as the Ring Command and multiplayer action.

Touch-me beats the game very quickly, using three players simultaneously and a whole host of glitches. For instance, many bosses can be hit for 999 instant damage using a charge counter glitch, and certain plot points are skipped. See the submission comments for more details.


The YouTube encode contains commentary from the author in the form of hard subtitles.

[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]Genesis Normy's Beach Babe-o-Rama (USA/Europe) in 10:20.73 by RobynS.
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