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[Tier: Stars][Console-verified]NES Super Mario Bros. 2 (USA,PRG0) in 08:14.23 by Genisto.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2004-11-09)
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- Takes damage to save time
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Once again, Genisto manages to perform a complete jaw-dropper.

Most of us knew that Genisto has been working on an improved SMB2 movie, but I don't think anyone could have expected the improvement to be seventeen seconds!

This is definitely a must-watch.

If you are wondering how some of the tricks in this video works, go to the Super Mario Bros. Tricks 2 (you won't find it at the How Stuff Works site!).

This run played on a real NES


[Tier: Moons]SNES Super Mario World (USA) "11 exits" in 10:35.98 by flagitious&VIPer7.
snes9x movie (.smv) (date: 2005-05-28)
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Obsoletes movie #144 (10:50.97)
Rating: 9.5 (3 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Genre: Platform

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SNES Super Mario World movie done faster than anyone imagined.

This movie is about 15 seconds faster than the previous version by Alexis Neuhaus, due to many small and some bigger things that sum up to a notable amount of time.

More details can be found in the authors' comments.


[Tier: Stars]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) in 05:04.57 by SilentSlayers & sonicpacker & Moltov & Kyman & Mickey/VIS & Johannes.
Mupen64 movie (.m64) (date: 2010-12-07)
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Submission #2873 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1197 (05:28.97)
Rating: 9.5 (47.5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Award - N64 TAS of 2010Award - Speedy TAS of 2010

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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. Now there are none 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 offers, see the 120 stars run.

This movie is approximately 24 seconds faster than the previous movie due to a series of improvements discovered by the authors, detailed in the submission message.

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.


[Tier: Stars]NES Mega Man 2 (JPN) in 24:33.5 by Shinryuu, TaoTao, pirohiko, FinalFighter.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2009-01-13)
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Obsoletes movie #741 (25:01.72)
Rating: 9.4 (53 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform

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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 new movie, played by Shinryuu, but assisted by TaoTao, pirohiko and finalfighter, is about 28 seconds faster than the previous movie by Shinryuu. Major and phenomenal changes to the previous movie were performed in the CrashClashman, Bubbleman, Woodman and Wily1 stages. Some of these took several years to plan and to carry out.

Other new tricks were also used.

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


[Tier: Stars]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "all souls" in 18:45.26 by Fz-Last, alkdcY & Pike.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2015-10-28)
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Obsoletes movie #1759 (24:56.1)
Rating: 9.3 (14 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 2015Award - Lucky TAS of 2015

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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.

Contrary to the previous publication, which used no glitch warps (either by death or by getting out-of-bounds using transform souls), this run makes extensive use of them, knocking off 6 minutes and 10.84 seconds of it. However, the previous publication is still worth a watch, as it demonstrates how such a run would look like if no glitch warps were used.

If you would like to see the game beaten even faster, don't miss the any% run by 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: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "GT code, game end glitch" in 14:52.88 by amaurea, cpadolf, total.
lsnes movie (.lsmv) (date: 2014-03-24)
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Rating: 9.3 (14 votes)
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- Best ending
- Takes damage to save time
- Executes arbitrary code
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform

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Super Metroid is a very popular game with a long history of speedrunning and glitch exploration. One such glitch involving pressing Left and A together allows selecting glitchy beam combinations with a wide variety of side effects, most of which cause the game to crash. However, it was recently discovered that under the right conditions, one of the beam combinations (known as the "charged Space/Time Beam") can be used to reprogram the game! Thus, like Pokémon and Super Mario World, Super Metroid joins the collection of games that can be tricked into executing arbitrary code.

In this movie, amaurea, cpadolf and total travel to the Lower Norfair region much sooner than you would normally be able to in order to use a hidden debug code to obtain beams and weapon ammo. After this, they use a glitch to trigger the ending credits around seven minutes faster than the previous fastest completion of Super Metroid. For more details, see the run's comments and discussion thread.

We have many movies of Super Metroid on this site. Among them are runs that complete the game using the X-Ray glitch, using no heavy glitches, aiming for the lowest legitimate ingame time, backwards, and while collecting 100% of the items.


[Tier: Stars][Console-verified]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) in 05:03.8 by Kyman, sonicpacker, Nahoc, Moltov & SilentSlayers.
Mupen64 movie (.m64) (date: 2011-10-07)
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Submission #3265 — Author's comments
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Rating: 9.2 (25.5 votes)
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform

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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. Now there are none 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 offers, see the 120 stars run.

This movie is 20 frames faster than the previous movie due to a new route and extreme optimization, explained in the submission message.

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.

Note: Higher resolution encodes are available in the thread.

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.


[Tier: Stars]SNES Super Mario World (USA) "11 exits" in 10:20.6 by bahamete, Kaizoman666, PangaeaPanga.
snes9x movie (.smv) (date: 2011-11-05)
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Submission #3346 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1415 (10:22.17)
Rating: 9.2 (11 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform

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Super Mario World is a game which needs no introduction.

This movie beats the previous SMW movie by 1.05 seconds. Much of the improvement is due to the item switch glitch. See the authors' notes for details.

See also: SMW 100% completion (96 exits) in 1:21:30 by Fabian


[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]SNES Super Mario World (USA) "warps" in 09:57.82 by bahamete, Kaizoman666, Mister & PangaeaPanga.
snes9x movie (.smv) (date: 2012-01-08)
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Submission #3407 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1912 (10:20.6)
Rating: 9.2 (36.5 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Corrupts memory
- Genre: Platform

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This is the 10th published movie of Super Mario World that beats the game by clearing 11 of the 96 exits, the shortest route intended by the game developers. Of all the previous movies, not one had obsoleted its predecessor by more than 15 seconds. This movie sets a new record by beating the previous movie by 22.68 seconds and clocking in under 10 minutes. Ironically, Mario dies in the process.

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

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

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


[Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "game end glitch" in 12:54.71 by Cpadolf.
Bizhawk movie (.bkm) (date: 2014-05-19)
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Submission #4295 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1978 (21:25.12)
Obsoletes movie #2558 (14:52.88)
Rating: 9.2 (8 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform

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This movie features a perfect example of what can occur when TASers will go to any extreme to sequence break a long game. Very little that is recognizable remains. Cpadolf forgoes key items, yet bothers to collect the X-Ray Scope, an item normally useless to an experienced Super Metroid player.

With the use of the X-Ray Scope to get out of the rooms' bounds and gratuitous amounts of RAM rewriting, the amount of tasks Samus usually has on Zebes has been cut to almost nothing. No boss is ever fought in this TAS, and even Mother Brain is skipped completely. The in-game completion time is 00:06, and only 6% of the items are collected, making this the lowest legitimate percent completion ever achieved.

This is an improvement of 1:58.36 minutes real-time over the previous runs of this category.


[Tier: Stars][Console-verified]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) "0 stars" in 05:02.25 by snark, Kyman, sonicpacker, Mickey/VIS & ToT.
Mupen64 movie (.m64) (date: 2012-04-14)
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Submission #3476 — Author's comments
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- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform

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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. Now there are none 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 47 frames faster than the previous movie due to new strategies and extreme optimization, 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.


The latter encode and torrent provides high quality encodes.

[Tier: Stars]SNES Super Mario World (USA) "11 exits" in 10:26.65 by Mister.
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Obsoletes movie #719 (10:28.7)
Rating: 9.2 (49 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Award - SNES TAS of 2008

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Super Mario World is a game which needs no introduction.

This movie beats the previous SMW movie by 2 seconds with little improvements in each stage. For details, read the author's comments.

See also: SMW 100% completion (96 exits) in 1:14:37 by bahamete, Kaizoman666 & Masterjun


[Tier: Stars]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles in 35:19.62 by nitsuja.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2006-11-03)
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Rating: 9.2 (56 votes)
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- 2 Players
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform

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This movie is quite probably the best illustration of a tool-assisted speedrun there is.

Ludicrous-speed bouncing around. Completed without collecting any emeralds, with Sonic and Tails.

This run takes everything you know about Sonic and Knuckles and turns it upside-down. It extensively uses the "scroll objects offscreen to pass through them" trick to warp to places that shouldn't be reached, break bosses, and nearly skip entire stages. The total time saved totals to an impressive ten minutes over the previous movie by SprintGod.

As usual, we recommend reading the author's comments of this movie.


[Tier: Stars]SNES Super Mario World (USA) "11 exits" in 10:28.7 by Fabian & JXQ.
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Rating: 9.2 (60 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Genre: Platform

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Super Mario World is a game which needs no introduction.

This movie beats the previous SMW movie by a mere 3 seconds. Strategically, this is very similar to the previous movie, but a new technique which involves keeping flight status through doors and pipes saved the majority of the time. This game is now extremely tightly optimized to minimize lag between levels.

This movie is a joint venture between Fabian and JXQ, but small and big optimizations were contributed by several people: skamastaG, thegreginator, mrz, jimsfriend, Flagitious and Arne_the_great.

See also: SMW 100% completion (96 exits) in 1:21:30 by Fabian


[Tier: Moons]SNES Super Demo World: The Legend Continues (v1.1) in 19:38.48 by JXQ.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Genre: Platform

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This game is a very well done and thorough hack of Super Mario World, adding an entire new set of levels, a new world map, and even ASM-coded several other interesting features into the game's engine, such as a blue block that can only be broken with firepower. The layout of the game takes full advantage of both the mechanics of Super Mario World and the additions of Super Demo World, and the levels can get extremely complicated.

The homepage for Super Demo World, including the patch against Super Mario World, is available online.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "reverse boss order" in 48:06.65 by Taco, Kriole, Hero of the Day.
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform

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This movie takes a different approach to Super Metroid. Rather than simply beating all the bosses as quickly as possible, this run deliberately defeats them in reverse order. This makes life more difficult for Samus since she does not have the protection and mobility granted by her suit upgrades. In some areas her health is constantly being drained, making for some intense drama not seen in any other Super Metroid movie.

Due to the circumstances mentioned above, many lesser known tricks and techniques are used in this run, such as charge beam combos and multiple uses of the crystal flash technique. Read about these and other tricks on the Super Metroid game resource page.

For a more detailed description of the routes and strategies used in this movie, read the author's comments.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "ingame time" in 39:15.3 by Saturn.
snes9x movie (.smv) (date: 2011-10-30)
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Obsoletes movie #1075 (41:02.4)
Rating: 9.2 (14 votes)
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform

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Super Metroid is a game that requires very little introduction. Samus Aran, a bounty hunter, returns to the planet of Zebes, in order to explore its depths, and defeat Mother Brain and the Space Pirates.

This movie sees the reinstatement of the in-game category, which was previously merged with the realtime run. Despite being slightly slower in terms of real time, this speedrun is both extremely optimised and breaks previous records once thought to be the limit of the game. The completion time stands at 0:22:38, and is displayed at the end of the game as 0:22, considered the lowest minute breakpoint attainable without resorting to game-breaking exploits... at least until another run comes and smashes that expectation to bits, as they often have here at TASVideos.


[Tier: Stars]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles in 32:19.38 by nitsuja & Upthorn & marzojr.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2009-11-26)
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Rating: 9.2 (19 votes)
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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 and 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.

It is worth noting that Nitsuja and Upthorn did not directly participate in the creation of this movie; instead, marzojr incorporated newly discovered tricks in several stages and spliced them in for a total improvement of 46 seconds.


The publisher wishes to note that any attempts to upload the official encode to Dailymotion has resulted in failure, we suggest you watch the YouTube video instead. An unofficial Dailymotion upload using a different but publish worthy encode can be found here instead. We apologize for any inconvenience.

[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]SNES Mega Man X (USA v1.0) "100%" in 33:13.63 by Hetfield90.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2015-03-07)
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Obsoletes movie #2771 (33:48.86)
Rating: 9.1 (14.5 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- 100% completion
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform

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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 compared to the ability to obliterate the mandatory Reploid rematches and fortress bosses. Nevertheless this run is still faster than the first any% run ever published.

Hetfield managed to improve the previous run by 35.2 seconds, thanks to a better usage of a the phantom grab glitch. More info about this glitch can be read in the submission text.

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


[Tier: Moons]PSX Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (USA) "Replay Mode" in 13:21.6 by ForgoneMoose.
PSXjin movie (.pjm) (date: 2014-02-16)
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Obsoletes movie #2519 (13:38.15)
Rating: 9.1 (6 votes)
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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
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Second quest/Post game-completion
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
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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.

This run is about twenty seconds faster than the previous version due to a changed route that makes different use of glitches. More details can be found in the author's comments.

A 100% run covering the whole castle is also available. If you want to see a run that starts from a clean save, you may enjoy this run. If you prefer the main character to have muscular bare arms and pray to the rain gods to defeat bosses, you may enjoy the Richter version.


[Tier: Stars]SNES Super Mario World (USA) "11 exits" in 10:31.95 by JXQ.
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Time for JXQ to join the Super Mario World TAS authors' group.

This movie beats the previous SMW movie by mere 4 seconds ― which is a lot considering how the difference was gained.

Strategically, this is exactly the same movie as the previous one, but there are new techniques that dive directly into how the game works. The author has of course explained them here.

See also: SMW 100% completion (96 exits) in 1:21:30 by Fabian


[Tier: Stars]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "all souls" in 24:56.1 by Kriole.
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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 and without using glitch warps in a little less than 25 minutes, even more impressive.

Upon completing his warpless run, Kriole decided to take another jab at this category, improving upon his earlier effort by 51 seconds.

However, if you would like to see the game beaten to a pulp in a mere quarter of this time, don't miss the any% run by klmz.


Note: While the player doesn't use glitch warps (neither by death nor by getting out-of-bounds using transform souls), he uses the normal warp rooms present in the castle.

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: Moons][Notable improvement]Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog (World, r1) in 14:28.6 by Tee-N-Tee.
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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 seventh run of this game, improving on the previous effort by 1:01.58 (of in-game time) with the use of new zips and improved precision.

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.


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

[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Console-verified]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) in 45:42.13 by inzult, Rising Tempest.
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Here is a non-glitched run of the black sheep in the Zelda series. Zelda has been put to sleep by an evil spell, and you must waken her by completing six palaces and then obtaining the Triforce again. Unlike most Zelda games, the action parts are done in a side-scrolling view instead of an overhead view, and there are fewer items to use.

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

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

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[Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "100%" in 1:08:10.87 by Cpadolf.
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In accordance with standard procedure, Samus discarded all of the items she collected on previous adventures before embarking on this one.

This run aims for 100% item collection in the fastest time, and it does so 2 minutes and 34 seconds faster than the previous movie by JXQ, thanks to various new tricks, route changes, and general optimization. The in-game completion time is 36 minutes and 3 seconds.

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.

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


[Tier: Stars]NES Bionic Commando (USA) in 13:25.22 by nEilfox.
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Bionic Commando (1988) is a platform game with a hero who can't jump, but can quickly latch onto objects with his bionic arm. The name of the original (Japanese) version of the game literally translates to The Resurrection of Hitler: Top Secret. Nintendo censored the Nazi references for the North American version.

Author nEilfox's first contribution to Bionic Commando features inhumanly fast grappling and swinging. This run is an improvement of 2.72 seconds over the previous run due to better optimization.

For more swinging goodness, check out these runs of the Game Boy and arcade versions.


[Tier: Stars]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "100%" in 1:10:45.02 by JXQ.
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In accordance with standard procedure, Samus discarded all of the items she collected on previous adventures before embarking on this one. This run aims for 100% item collection in the fastest time.

Super Metroid has a wide variety of time-saving glitches to exploit, many of which are explained on the SuperMetroidTricks page.

The in-game completion time of this run is 00:37:54, but since game timers have never really been good at rounding things up, it is shown as 00:37 after the game has been completed.

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

There is a second video encode that shows the gamepad input over the game video. The author has hidden some secret messages in it that might be interesting to see!

The first streaming YouTube link leads to a High Definition encode without Input Display, and the second one leads to a High Definition encode with Input Display.


[Tier: Stars]NES Mega Man 2 (JPN) in 23:54.75 by Shinryuu, pirohiko & FinalFighter.
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- Genre: Platform
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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 about 37 seconds over the authors' previous effort; nearly 30 seconds of which come from a complete overhaul (and mutilation) of the Wood Man stage.

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


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]SNES Super Mario World (USA) "96 exits" in 1:21:29.63 by Fabian.
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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 by Fabian completes the game fully (all 96 exits) and makes use of almost every known glitch to make it as fast and exciting as possible.

If you like this video, be sure to also see Super Demo World 100% completion (120 exits) in 2:02:04 by PangaeaPanga.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Super Demo World: The Legend Continues (any v1.1) in 18:00.42 by PangaeaPanga.
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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 19.03 seconds shorter than the previous movie primarily as a result of the new Pokey Stun Glitch, which almost completely bypasses Desert Star World. See the author's comments for more details.

If you want to see more of this hack, check out the 120-exit run.


[Tier: Stars]SNES Super Mario World (USA) "11 exits" in 10:22.17 by ISM & Mister.
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Super Mario World is a game which needs no introduction.

This movie beats the previous SMW movie by an incredible four and a half seconds. Much of the improvement is due to abuse of a new glitch; the balance is caused by better lag management.

See also: SMW 100% completion (96 exits) in 1:21:30 by Fabian


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]N64 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (JPN v1.0) in 21:50.6 by MrGrunz.
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Although the length of this movie is 21:50.6 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 18:46.85. 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 one minute faster than its predecessor thanks to a new trick at the Tower Collapse Sequence and many small improvements throughout the run.

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

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

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


[Tier: Moons]GBA Sonic Advance (USA) "Knuckles, No Ultraspindash" in 13:51.76 by GoddessMaria.
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Sonic Advance was Sonic the Hedgehog's first appearance on a portable Nintendo console, and he brought all his friends with him.

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

This is an improvement of 9.59 over the previous movie by the same author thanks to new shortcuts and better optimization. You can read the author's comments for more details.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (World) in 45:55.82 by SprintGod.
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Ultra fast bouncing around. Completed without collecting any emeralds, with Sonic alone. The use of Sonic's different shields makes for some very interesting acrobatics.

We recommend reading the author comments of this movie.

This movie had the third highest rerecord count (160,027 which is about 50,000 more than in the previous version!) of all the movies of this site, at the time of publication.


[Tier: Stars]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles in 33:05.78 by nitsuja & Upthorn.
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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 and 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.

It is worth noting that nitsuja did not directly participate in the creation of this movie; instead, Upthorn incorporated newly discovered tricks in several stages and spliced them in for a total improvement of 49 seconds.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Sonic Advance 3 (USA) in 35:25.69 by Dashjump.
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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 1218 frames of in-game time and 2443 frames overall (31.07 seconds) compared to the predecessor movie by nitsuja.


[Tier: Moons]NES Rygar (Europe) in 06:45.58 by Walker Boh.
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This movie completes the PAL Rygar with only one item, the grappling hook.

And what an awesome movie it is! It demonstrates as many glitches as possible. Some of the glitches save huge amounts of time, some save just a little time, and some don't save any time at all, but look really cool. You can read more about them at the Rygar Tricks page.

Rygar dies in this run, but contrary to what you would expect, this death warps him forward a couple of levels instead of setting him back. A similar trick can be done in Mega Man 2, but in Rygar, it truly places him in a later level instead of just making it look like that's what happened.

This movie is about 41 seconds faster than the previous version due to discovery of a new glitch! We recommend reading the author's comments for more on this phenomenon.

Note: If you are watching the FCM, don't forget to enable PAL emulation in FCEU! It's under the Config menu.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance (USA) "Maxim mode" in 00:22.75 by gstick.
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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.

In the quest for perfection, gstick has improved klmz's movie by 0.53 seconds.

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]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) in 05:39.37 by Swordless Link.
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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. Now there are none 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 offers, see the 120 stars run.

This movie is an 8 second improvement to the previous movie due to a "series of improvements" discovered by the author, detailed in the submission message.

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.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]GBA Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance (USA) "Maxim, all bosses" in 07:30.75 by McBobX.
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- Forgoes warps
- Second quest/Post game-completion
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG

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This is a really fast TAS through Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance played as Maxim, who is only available after the game is beaten. Unlike in the glitch-warped run, the protagonist doesn't directly fight Dracula and instead defeats every boss, reaching Dracula the intended way. However, this doesn't stop Maxim from making short work of every boss and sinking into walls wherever he wants.

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


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

[Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog 2 in 19:55.43 by nitsuja.
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Super fast bouncing around. Completed without collecting any emeralds, with Sonic and Tails (both controlled by the player).

If you like Genesis Sonic games but dislike level wrapping glitches, this is the TAS that you are looking for.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Mega Man X (USA) "100%" in 33:48.86 by Hetfield90.
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
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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 compared to the ability to obliterate the mandatory Reploid rematches and fortress bosses. Nevertheless this run is still faster than the first any% run ever published.

Hetfield managed to improve the previous run by 10 seconds, although the actual improvement is roughly 22.2 seconds, and most of it was lost because of the use of a more accurate emulator.

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


[Tier: Moons]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) in 05:33.85 by SilentSlayers & Johannes.
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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. Now there are none 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 offers, see the 120 stars run.

This movie is approximately a 6 second improvement to the previous movie due to a series of improvements discovered by the authors, detailed in the submission message.

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.


[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (World) in 29:51.2 by nitsuja & Upthorn & 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
Award - Sega TAS of 2010

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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.

It is worth noting that nitsuja and Upthorn did not directly participate in the creation of this movie; instead, marzojr incorporated several additional tricks in multiple stages and spliced them in for a total improvement of 2:14.31 seconds over his last effort at doing the same.


The second YouTube link is to the camhacked HD encode, which attempts to always keep Sonic onscreen and puts HD sprites on top of the background to make the TAS look even better. Camhacked SD downloadables are also available in the Archive collection.

[Tier: Stars]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG1) in 10:34.55 by Genisto.
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Once again, Genisto has surpassed the presumed limit of tool-assisted SMB3 speedrunning.

The differences between the Japanese and USA versions of SMB3 entail a few seconds of change, but most of this 19-second improvement's enhancement is because of Mario's passing through walls in the final fortress ― a trick that was discovered by Bisqwit.

There are also some other new strategies that Genisto uses in this movie. Once again, of course, Genisto has acquired 99+ extra lives magnificently.


[Tier: Stars][Console-verified]SNES Super Mario World (USA) "warps" in 09:59.85 by bahamete, Masterjun & PangaeaPanga.
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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
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This is the 11th 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 seems to be slower than the previous publication. However, barring emulation differences, this movie's in fact faster by 0.21 seconds, clocking at just less than 10 minutes. Ironically, Mario still dies in the process.

Not much is different from the previous publication, except for:

  • Grabbing a mushroom in Yoshi's Island 2 instead of Yoshi's Island 1, thus saving time;
  • Better block duplication in Yoshi's Island 3;
  • A potentially more entertaining Big Boo fight.

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.

See this movie played back on a real console.


[Tier: Stars]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) in 05:28.97 by SilentSlayers & Johannes.
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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. Now there are none 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 offers, see the 120 stars run.

This movie is approximately a 5 second improvement to the previous movie due to a series of improvements discovered by the authors, detailed in the submission message.

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.


[Tier: Stars]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "all souls" in 28:01.58 by Kriole.
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- Best ending
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
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Everyone who has at least once attempted to gather a soul from each of the 120 enemies in Aria of Sorrow, especially during a speedrun, knows the frustration it incurs after a hundredth failed attempt to get the required drop. Even TASers who were trying their hand at this category since 2006 had to put their progress on hiatus due to the amount of luck manipulation going on in nearly every room.

But all that only made the awaited result sweeter, as this first complete all-souls TAS beats the game on Hard mode in less than half an hour without even using glitch warps.

However, if you would like to see the game beaten to a pulp in a mere quarter of this time, don't miss the glitched TAS by klmz.

Note: while the movie doesn't use the glitch warps (neither by death nor by getting out-of-bounds using transform souls), it does use the normal warp rooms present in the castle. Starting from reset was necessary to take advantage of using Hard mode; it is normally not allowed — refer to the rules to see our reasons.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (any v1.1) in 18:42.37 by FuzZerd, Sonikkustar, Upthorn & Aglar.
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- 2 Players
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
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Super fast bouncing around. Completed without collecting any emeralds, with Sonic and Tails (both controlled by the player).

This long-awaited improvement to nitsuja's famous run saves 1:13.06 in real-time and 4418 in-game frames by general optimisation and several long-known additional glitches.


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

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

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


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) in 15:40.32 by Mitjitsu.
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Ever wonder if Mario was actually a ninja wearing blue overalls? Now you know.

This run completes the game after collecting a mere 16 stars. It was originally intended that the player collect a minimum of 70 to finish, but a few bugs allow Mario to pass through doors and barriers that require a minimum number of stars to open.

Mario has a very wide range of skills for mobility and some of the physics of this game are easily abused by an experienced player.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) in 38:41.52 by Taco & Kriole.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform

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Although newcomers to TASVideos's player list, Taco and Kriole are both experienced TASers in regards to Super Metroid, this time having teamed up in a mission to perfect one of the most contested games in the site's history.

Using a new route and taking advantage of several techniques, never demonstrated before in other Super Metroid runs outside of waiting areas, they made short work of Mother Brain and her space pirates. The in-game completion time is 23 minutes 29 seconds, and 18% of the items have been collected. Thus, both the realtime and the in-game any% movies were obsoleted. (The in-game time category has since been improved to beat this run in in-game time, although not real time.)

Note: The actual rerecord count in this run is unknown. Please read the authors' submission notes and the discussion thread for more information.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Console-verified]SNES Super Mario World (USA) "game end glitch" in 01:39.74 by Masterjun.
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- Major skip glitch
- Final boss skip glitch
- Executes arbitrary code
- Heavy glitch abuse
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"Thank you for playing Super Mario World! Unfortunately, this trial copy will only let you play for 1.5 minutes."

This is a completely new type of Super Mario World TAS. It beats the game by jumping to the credits from one of the two levels available from the start, Yoshi's Island 2. This happens because a glitch involving stunning a flying question block allows manipulating the code being executed by changing the position of sprites.

This run is 56.50 seconds faster than Masterjun's previous movie. For those who love to read the technical specifics of such runs, there are detailed author's comments about the new method used here. Suffice to say, 8 controllers are required to get this to work. See this run played back on a real console. If you want to see more movies like this, let this post be your guide.


Seven months after this TAS, Masterjun exploited the glitch used here to do more than just trigger the game's end; he used only controller input to embed his own games into Super Mario World itself.

[Tier: Moons]GBA Metroid Fusion (USA) "100%" in 1:35:49.53 by BioSpark.
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- 100% completion
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- Genre: Adventure
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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 favourite thing to do when sequence breaking isn't as feasible.

This run 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.

This is a 1 minute and 11 second improvement of the author's previous movie. In-game completion time is now 56:16.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]NES Mega Man 2 (JPN) in 25:10.0 by Shinryuu & Bisqwit.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
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- Genre: Platform

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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 new movie, played by Shinryuu and Bisqwit, is about 25 seconds faster than the previous movie by Morimoto and Finalfighter. Finalfighter has also discovered a large portion of the new tricks in this movie. Major timesavers include:

  • a new route for the first 8 bosses
  • scrolling horizontally when the screen should scroll vertically
  • damage transfer: when a crash bomb explodes, Mega Man can be used to deal damage

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


[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]NES Rockman 4 Minus Infinity (v0.01) in 35:40.26 by tianwodeai.
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- Genre: Platform

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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 author's previous run by 3:12.51 through a new route, new glitches and better optimization.


[Tier: Stars][Console-verified]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG0) in 10:29.05 by adelikat,Deign,Cardboard&JXQ.
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- Uses warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
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Surprise Super Mario Bros 3. improvement from nowhere!

Apparently, the team of adelikat, Deign, Cardboard and JXQ had been working some time on this movie, which improves the previous movie by some 5.5 seconds (no small feat at this point), due to a wide variety of different improvements discussed in the submission message.

And of course, a wadload of extra lives are again achieved in the mandatorily slow autoscrolling levels.

For those that still prefer to see 99+ lives, the authors have also put together an alternate run that sacrifices time in order to gain those extra lives.

This run played on a real NES


[Tier: Stars]NES Mega Man (USA) in 16:09.82 by Bisqwit & AngerFist.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
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- Genre: Platform

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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?

This movie, played by Bisqwit and AngerFist, surpasses the previous Rockman movie by about 48 seconds. All stages were improved by at least half a second, and two stages were improved by more than 10 seconds.

A lot of wall-crossing techniques are used in this movie. Way more than before. It is very difficult for even an expert player to comprehend what’s going on in this movie.

Most of the new strategies come from FinalFighter. Some came from Morimoto. Huge thanks to both of them. A few were discovered by AngerFist and Bisqwit during the making of the movie.

The foundation of all of the techniques used in this movie are explained at Rockman Tricks, but the applications are myriad and complicated. Some of the applications are explained at FinalFighter’s website, but in Japanese.

More detailed information regarding the making of this movie is available at the submission comments page. More tools were used in the making of this movie than in the making of any other movie before this.

Note: This movie was made with the USA version, although the previous movie used the Japanese version. The versions are mostly identical ― in fact this movie plays without desync with either version until the last battle. To play it properly to the end, use the USA version.


[Tier: Stars]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles in 34:22.02 by nitsuja.
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- 2 Players
- 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 and Knuckles and turns it upside-down. It extensively uses the "scroll objects offscreen to pass through them" trick to warp to places that shouldn't be reached, break bosses, and effectively skip entire stages.

Approximately 65 seconds of in-game time are saved in this run of Sonic 3. For details about what's changed, we recommend reading the author's comments of this movie.


[Tier: Stars][Console-verified]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (JPN/USA PRG0) in 10:26.42 by Lord Tom & Mitjitsu.
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Ever since Morimoto published his legendary movie in mid-2003, the players at TASVideos have repeatedly made it faster and faster!

This 96 frame improvement over the previous movie features a completely new route through Bowser's Palace, even more off-screen auto-scroller action and other technical improvements detailed in the authors' comments. Finally, Lord Tom and Mitjitsu are proud to announce that the new run once again acquires 99+ lives magnificently.

This run played on a real NES


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]SNES Donkey Kong Country (USA v1.0) in 16:22.63 by Tompa.
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A movie aiming for fastest possible completion of Donkey Kong Country without bothering to enter all the bonus rooms. This run is over 8 minutes faster than the previous submission, mostly due to a warp that cuts out the earlier stages, and more discoveries on how to do a glitch that allows Diddy to roll through the air with the greatest of ease.

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


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) in 05:47.37 by Swordless Link & Mitjitsu.
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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. Now there are none 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 offers, see the 120 stars run.

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.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (World) "newgame+" in 31:16.15 by marzojr.
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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.


Note: There is an experimental hi-def encode of this run available (1920x1344):

http://www.archive.org/download/GenesisSonic3KnucklesnewgameIn3116.15ByMarzojr/knsonic3-tas-newgameplus-marzojr_1344.mkv

It was encoded using HQ3x followed by HQ2x on every frame of the video, but it requires a very fast computer to play at full speed.


[Tier: Stars]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "100%" in 1:13:10.22 by JXQ.
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In accordance with standard procedure, Samus discarded all of the items she collected on previous adventures before embarking on this one. This run aims for 100% item collection in the fastest time.

Super Metroid has a wide variety of time-saving glitches to exploit, many of which are explained on the Super Metroid Tricks page.

The in-game time of this run is 39 minutes 55 seconds, but since game timers have never really been good at rounding things up, it is shown as 00:39 after the game has been completed.


[Tier: Stars]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) in 16:26.77 by spezzafer.
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Ever wonder if Mario was actually a ninja wearing blue overalls? Now you know.

This run completes the game after collecting a mere 16 stars. It was originally intended that the player collect a minimum of 70 to finish, but a few bugs allow Mario to pass through doors and barriers that require a minimum number of stars to open.

Mario has a very wide range of skills for mobility and some of the physics of this game are easily abused by an experienced player.


[Tier: Moons]GC Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (USA) in 4:52:30.72 by Malleoz, CoolKirby & Masterjun.
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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.

A monumental effort of planning and execution, this run took 3 TASers 3 years to complete. There are many tricks and glitches used. The authors' comments contain a rundown of these, along with a chapter-by-chapter commentary.


[Tier: Stars]SNES Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (USA) "102%" in 1:23:10.88 by NxCy & Comicalflop.
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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 sufficiently compatible that Diddy and Dixie decide to get a little bit sidetracked on their rescue plan.

This run abuses a lot of bugs with regard to motion and collision detection. Read the authors' submission to learn more.

This run improves the previous one by more than 5 minutes thanks to new tricks, new glitches, and greater precision.


[Tier: Stars]SNES Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (USA v1.0) "102%" in 1:22:17.17 by Dooty, NxCy & Comicalflop.
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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 sufficiently compatible that Diddy and Dixie decide to get a little bit sidetracked on their rescue plan.

The main improvement in this movie comes from using Hard Mode. That means there are no DK Barrels lying around the stages. Also, whenever you start a level or sucessfully complete a bonus, you'll have both Kongs, which allows for more places to sacrifice a Kong and save time. By playing in this mode, 53.71 seconds were saved compared to its predecessor.

Note: this run was made using the input of the old movie from Comicalflop and NxCy, and improvements were spliced in by Dooty.

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


[Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "ingame time" in 41:02.4 by Cpadolf.
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Here we have Super Metroid completed in only 23 minutes and 45 seconds by its internal timer, with 22% items collected.

This is Cpadolf's second attempt at this run category, saving 19.37 seconds over the previous one thanks to improved ammo/energy management and better optimization all around.

Note: This movie aims for in-game time, making use of the fact that the internal timer is stopped during certain events. However, some insignificant sacrifices, such as not using the murder beam, were made in order to keep high entertainment level throughout.

If you prefer watching a realtime-oriented movie of Super Metroid any%, check the 38:41 version by Taco & Kriole.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]SNES Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (USA v1.0) "game end glitch" in 02:36.81 by Masterjun.
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This is a quick completion of Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island.

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

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

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


[Tier: Stars]NES Excitebike (JPN/USA) in 05:35.38 by Luke.
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This movie plays Excitebike really, really fast.

Times for each track were:

  • 0 = 37.50 (1.42 improved upon previous movie)
  • 1 = 39.21 (4.53 -"-)
  • 2 = 40.43 (4.78 -"-)
  • 3 = 42.00 (2.59 -"-)
  • 4 = 41.04 (3.69 -"-)
  • 5 = 31.76 (4.75 -"-)

Information about the techniques used in this video are viewable in the author's submission.


[Tier: Moons]FDS Super Mario Bros. 2 (JPN) in 08:05.28 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 1.68 seconds faster than the previous version due to new routes in 1-1 and 1-2.


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]SNES The Mask (USA) in 05:45.17 by TASeditor.
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Based loosely on the plot of the movie of the same name, this game is about a man named Stanley Ipkiss, who finds a powerful mask known as The Mask. However, the evil Dorian Tyrell has also become aware of this and kidnaps his girlfriend in order to obtain it.

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

This run is an improvement over the previous one due to general optimizations and better use of glitches. Those who watched the previous run should especially see the massive improvement to the sewer stage.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]N64 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (USA v1.0) in 56:54.2 by Bloobiebla.
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In the revolutionary 3D debut for The Legend of Zelda series, Link must travel around the colorful land of Hyrule and awaken six Sages in order to save it from the evil Ganondorf.

This movie uses a variety of sequence breaks and shortcuts to complete the game in under an hour using a minimal number of inventory and quest items. Of central interest are the ability to glitch through the Door of Time, meaning that no dungeons need to be entered as young Link, and a memory manipulation glitch known as the Reverse Bottle Adventure, allowing the medallions collected from adult Link's dungeons to be pulled out of thin air; therefore the only dungeon that is ever entered in this run is Ganon's Castle.

While this run seems to be only 1:31.26 faster than the predecessor movie, the saving is a bit over 8 minutes. This is due to the fact that the Japanese ROM image used for the previous run had a faster text speed, shortening the cut-scenes by 6.5 minutes.

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!


Note: There are multiple encodes for this run. All encode lists follow this order:

Resolution Filename Size Notes
320x240 lozoot-tas-bloobiebla.mp4 217.25 MB
640x480 lozoot-tas-bloobiebla_480.mp4 422.46 MB
1920x1440 lozoot-tas-bloobiebla_1440.mp4 1.25 GB
1920x1440 lozoot-tas-bloobiebla_cel.mp4 1.04 GB Cel-shaded

[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog (any,r1) in 15:04.43 by Aglar & marzojr.
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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 authors from achieving crazy velocities even with such a significant limitation. In this run, the game is completed without collecting any emeralds.

This is the sixth run of this game, improving on the previous effort by 47.29 seconds with the use of new zips and improved precision.

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


[Tier: Stars]NES Super Mario Bros. (PRG0) in 04:59.6 by Pom.
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A new tool-assisted record time at Super Mario Bros.

Movie length:

PowerON - Hitting the axe 17998 frames=4:59.97
PowerON - InputEnd 17976 frames=4:59.60
InputStart - InputEnd 17936 frames=4:58.93

Which makes it 21 frames (0.35 seconds) faster than the previous version.

Even in simple-looking games you can always find more time-saving tricks to exploit if you look hard enough. See what we've found at the Super Mario Bros. Tricks page.

The completion times for each level are:

  • 1-1: 370
  • 1-2: 347
  • 4-1: 341 (fireworks)
  • 4-2: 356
  • 8-1: 200
  • 8-2: 342
  • 8-3: 244
  • 8-4: 316

[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]GBC Pokémon: Yellow Version (USA) in 01:36.95 by p4wn3r.
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Ash reveals his dark side, using save corruption and direct memory manipulation to catch 152 Pokémon in the blink of an eye. Then he beats the game in less than a minute (in-game time) - without ever leaving his own home, and 6 seconds faster than the previous run!

This run is so glitchy that it's near impossible to follow what's going on without help; reading the author's notes is highly recommended.


[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]SNES Super Demo World: The Legend Continues (USA v1.1) "120 exits" in 2:08:01.68 by Chef Stef.
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This movie utilizes all of the tricks found in the Super Mario World tricks section in addition to new recently discovered tricks to beat the previous movie by 48.6 seconds. See the author's comments for more details.

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 Super Demo World include:

  • Ability to store more 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)

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


[Tier: Moons]NES Mega Man (JPN/USA) in 15:29.27 by Deign.
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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 portions of the input were calculated by a computer program (approximately 26 seconds in total).

This movie is a significant improvement of 9 seconds to the previous movie; consisting of many micro-optimizations and a few major ones, including a new trick or two in the Cutman stage.

Note: This movie works on both the US and Japanese versions.


[Tier: Stars]NES Bionic Commando (USA) in 13:27.95 by Aglar.
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Bionic Commando (1988) is a platform game with a hero who can't jump, but he can quickly latch onto objects with his bionic arm. The original (Japanese) version of the game literally translates as The Resurrection of Hitler: Top Secret. Nintendo censored the Nazi references for the North American version.

Aglar's first contribution to Bionic Commando features inhumanly fast grappling and swinging. The run is an improvement of 17.33 seconds over the previous run due to a new trick.

For more swinging goodness, check out Bionic Commando for the Game Boy.


[Tier: Stars]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "all souls" in 25:47.05 by Kriole.
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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, which beats the game on Hard mode and without using glitch warps in a little more than 25 minutes, even more impressive.

Upon completing his warpless any%, Kriole decided to take another jab at this category, improving upon his earlier effort by 2 minutes and 14 seconds.

However, if you would like to see the game beaten to a pulp in a mere quarter of this time, don't miss the glitched TAS by klmz.


Note: while the movie doesn't use the glitch warps (neither by death nor by getting out-of-bounds using transform souls), it does use the normal warp rooms present in the castle.

Note: Starting from reset was necessary to take advantage of using Hard mode; it is normally not allowed — refer to the rules to see our reasons.


[Tier: Moons]Arcade Magician Lord (JPN/USA) in 07:17.35 by £e Nécroyeur.
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Magician Lord puts you in charge of Elta, a wizard who has the task of collecting eight books of wisdom from the clutches of Az Atorse, the god of destruction. By collecting the right power-ups along the way, you can transform into different characters, including the Rajin, Samurai, Waterman, Shinobi, Poseidon, and Dragon Warrior. Each character has different abilities.

Watch £e Nécroyeur blaze with heavy zipping through the game.


[Tier: Moons]GC Super Monkey Ball (USA) "Expert through Master" in 13:10.78 by byrz, diddykong14, keylie, Barhunga.
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Sega's Super Monkey Ball 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 forward or backward. There are 100 stages ranging in difficulty from easy to near impossible.

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 stages, breaking many of the heavily optimized console world record times.


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[Tier: Stars]SNES Mega Man & Bass (JPN) "100 CDs" in 39:48.65 by parrot14green.
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Rockman & Forte (ロックマン&フォルテ), known as Megaman & 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 time around, Wily has his own creation turned against him, allowing you to play as Megaman or a bad guy!

This run uses only Rockman, however, and collects all 100 CDs, which is not intended to be possible using only one character. Then again, many things happen that were not intended to be possible.

This run surpasses the previous movie by 2:31.16 minutes!

There are two more Rockman & Forte runs to watch on this site. Both of these runs don't collect all 100 CDs. There is a run that completes the game as Rockman, and there is a run that completes the game as Forte.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) in 15:24.08 by Rikku.
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Ever wonder if Mario was actually a ninja wearing blue overalls? Now you know.

This run completes the game after collecting a mere 16 stars. It was originally intended that the player collect a minimum of 70 to finish, but a few bugs allow Mario to pass through doors and barriers that require a minimum number of stars to open. This is also used when unlocking a door would take longer than setting up and executing the bug.

Mario has a very wide range of skills for mobility and some of the physics of this game are easily abused by an experienced player.

This 10-second improvement is half made of no saving and a different overworld route, and half of just framewise optimizations. It was arrived into by AKA (now known as Mitjitsu) and Rikku together.


[Tier: Stars]GBA Metroid: Zero Mission (USA) "100%" in 1:01:08.0 by Cpadolf.
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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 of 35.70 seconds, over Dragonfangs's previous movie. The improvements come mainly from greater optimization in movement and better ammo management. Unlike the previous author, Cpadolf aimed for lowest real time, finishing the game in 42:07 on the in-game timer.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance (USA) in 11:13.12 by klmz.
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The first quest completion time of this fast paced game got nearly cut as much as 2/3 thanks to Juste's ability to sink into walls when going at very high speed. Please, don't try this at home!

This is a 171-second improvement over zggzdydp'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, make sure to see the second quest completed in less than half a minute!


Note: This movie requires conversion in order to be played in sync on VBA rerecording v23.

[Tier: Moons]GBA Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance (USA) "all furniture, best ending" in 20:49.86 by sksk1990.
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In Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance, the Belmont clan must again rise to the challenge: Dracula's castle is in disarray and is in serious need of an interior decorator! In this movie, Juste Belmont zips through walls, under floors, and over zombies with the very important task of rearranging furniture. (He also defeats Dracula and rescues his best friends along the way, but that's not very important.)

This movie is a 4:13.81 improvement over its predecessor, with route changes and more efficient kills speeding it up.


[Tier: Moons]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) in 05:04.47 by Mickey/VIS & snark & ToT.
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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. Now there are none 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 offers, see the 120 stars run.

This movie is 3 frames faster than the previous movie due to extreme optimization, explained in the submission message.

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.


[Tier: Moons]NES Gimmick! (JPN) in 05:11.49 by Aglar & Hotarubi.
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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 joint venture between Aglar and Hotarubi improves the previous movie by nearly a whole minute thanks to a lot of new and refined tricks and shortcuts. 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: Stars]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles in 32:05.52 by nitsuja & Upthorn & marzojr.
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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 and 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.

It is worth noting that nitsuja and Upthorn did not directly participate in the creation of this movie; instead, marzojr incorporated several additional tricks in several stages and spliced them in for a total improvement of 13.86 seconds over his last effort at doing the same.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) in 15:08.0 by Swordless Link & Mitjitsu.
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Ever wonder if Mario was actually a ninja wearing blue overalls? Now you know.

This run completes the game after collecting a mere 16 stars. It was originally intended that the player collect a minimum of 70 to finish, but a few bugs allow Mario to pass through doors and barriers that require a minimum number of stars to open. This is also used when unlocking a door would take longer than setting up and executing the bug.

Mario has a very wide range of skills for mobility and some of the physics of this game are easily abused by an experienced player.

This version of Super Mario 64 changes the route of the previous runs.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]SNES Super Demo World: The Legend Continues (any v1.1) "120 exits" in 2:08:50.32 by jimsfriend.
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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 Super Demo World include:

  • Ability to store more 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)

This run, which completes all 120 of the game's exits, is nearly 4 and a half minutes faster than the previous version.

The homepage for Super Demo World, including the patch to be used on a Super Mario World ROM, and the program used to make the hack, is available online.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) in 15:33.77 by Rikku.
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Ever wonder if Mario was actually a ninja wearing blue overalls? Now you know.

This run completes the game after collecting a mere 16 stars. It was originally intended that the player collect a minimum of 70 to finish, but a few bugs allow Mario to pass through doors and barriers that require a minimum number of stars to open. This is also used when unlocking a door would take longer than setting up and executing the bug.

Mario has a very wide range of skills for mobility and some of the physics of this game are easily abused by an experienced player.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Mega Man X (USA) in 29:12.91 by Hetfield90.
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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.

Hetfield90 takes the game apart once again with new tricks that have been discovered over the years.

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 mode" in 00:23.28 by klmz.
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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.

In the quest for perfection, klmz has improved his previous movie by 18 frames.

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


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[Tier: Moons]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "Julius mode" in 03:57.55 by mtbRc.
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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 39.04 seconds over the previous publication, primarily due to a new route and an improved final boss fight.


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[Tier: Stars]PSX Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (USA) "Replay Mode" in 13:38.15 by ForgoneMoose.
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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.

This run is about twenty seconds faster than the previous version due to a changed route that makes different use of glitches. More details can be found in the author's comments.

A 100% run covering the whole castle is also available. If you want to see a run that starts from a clean save, you may enjoy this run. If you prefer the main character to have muscular bare arms and pray to the rain gods to defeat bosses, you may enjoy the Richter version.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Super Demo World: The Legend Continues (any v1.1) in 19:07.55 by skamastaG, Fabian, jimsfriend, JXQ.
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This hack of Super Mario World 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 a whopping 24 second improvement to the previous movie. Full list of changes can be read in the authors' comments.

The homepage for Super Demo World, including the patch to be used on a Super Mario World ROM, and the program used to make the hack, is available online.

If you want to see more of this hack, check out the 120-exit run.


[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG0) "warpless" in 47:04.7 by adelikat, andymac, Lord Tom, Tompa.
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Super Mario Bros 3 completed fast ― without using the magic whistles.

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

This is an improvement of about 24.2 seconds over the previous movie.


The YouTube stream for that movie has authors' commentary as subtitles.

[Tier: Moons]N64 F-Zero X (USA) "Jack Cup, Time Trial" in 08:17.72 by Lord Tom.
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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 improves the "cup-time" by 19.088 seconds over the awe-inspiring unassisted world records. In addition, each track beats all known individual-track TAS's - specifically those by Jimmy K Thai (JKT), a ground-breaking player and long-time world champ.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]DS Super Mario 64 DS (USA v1.0) in 08:58.41 by ALAKTORN & MKDasher.
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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.

In this run, ALAKTORN and MKDasher improve their previous movie by 52.08 by using several new glitches and tricks.


[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]N64 Banjo-Kazooie (USA v1.0) "100%" in 2:24:32.63 by Sami.
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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, Sami O. collects all 100 Jiggies hidden throughout the game and finishes it with an in-game time of 2:00:28.


Honey and Birdies and Bears, oh my! Comicalflop has provided an interesting commentary on the run. It might help explain some of the tricks and make the movie more enjoyable to watch.

There is also a 640x480 high-quality encode available (1696MB)


[Tier: Stars][Console-verified]NES Super Mario Bros. 2 (USA,PRG0) in 07:53.32 by DonamerDragon.
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Super Mario Bros 2 is one of our most competed games. This movie is DonamerDragon's contribution of 19 frames (approximately 0.32 seconds) over Phil's attempt to perfect this route.

All of the tricks are however the same ― tricks which were invented by various authors, such as Zaku, Sleepz and Genisto.

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

This run played on a real NES


[Tier: Moons]FDS Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (FDS) "no zipping, no unintended exits" in 59:23.4 by Boco.
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Here is the Famicom Disk System version of Legend of Zelda 2 beaten fast by Boco. No damage is taken.

Note: Famtasia emulates the sound of this game incorrectly in some places.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) in 06:47.27 by Swordless Link & Mitjitsu.
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Ever wonder if Mario was actually a ninja wearing blue overalls? Now you know.

This run completes the game after collecting 1 star. It was originally intended that the player collect a minimum of 70 to finish, but a few bugs allow Mario to pass through doors and barriers that require a minimum number of stars to open. Creating the fastest Super Mario 64 run was previously believed to require 16 stars, but this run manages to glitch through the Dire Dire Docks door without using MIPS the rabbit.

Mario has a very wide range of skills for mobility and some of the physics of this game are easily abused by an experienced player.

Like many other runs on this site, the goal of pure speed has resulted in the complete breaking of some games. Very little of the game's normal play remains. If you'd like to see more of what Super Mario 64 offers, see the 120 stars run.

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.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Tails in Sonic The Hedgehog (USA) in 14:16.43 by marzojr.
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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.

This run is 12.87 seconds faster than the previous version thanks to some new tricks from the latest run of the original game.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]SNES Donkey Kong Country (USA v1.0) in 08:13.72 by Tompa.
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A movie aiming for fastest possible completion of Donkey Kong Country without bothering to enter all the bonus rooms. This run is 8:08.91 faster than the previous submission, mostly due to a new warp glitch that cuts out the earlier stages, and the use of several new tricks and glitches.

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% completition movie.


[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]SNES Final Fantasy VI (USA v1.0) "sketch glitch" in 3:11:39.46 by Keylie & Kadmony.
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Final Fantasy VI (renamed to Final Fantasy III in North-American publication) is arguably the most famous RPG on the SNES console.

This run, using the 1.0 version of the ROM, beats the game nearly an hour faster than the other run of FFVI on TASVideos by using a well-known glitch with Relm's sketch ability. This glitch allows partial overwriting of memory, allowing the use of items and spells that could not otherwise be used. For more details, we recommend reading the authors' detailed comments.


The primary downloadable (HQ) encode has the author's commentary as subtitles as well as the YouTube stream.

[Tier: Moons]SNES Mega Man X2 (USA) "all upgrades" in 31:21.83 by hidaigai.
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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.

In this movie, hidaigai obtains all of X's upgrades, including the Shoryuken. This makes the ending bosses die almost immediately. This movie is about a 20-second improvement to the previous run in this category by FractalFusion and Graveworm. See the submission comments for more information, along with video links at NicoVideo which provide interesting comparisons between this run and the previous one.

This route used to be the fastest way to complete X2, though it has since been beaten by runs that only collect the X-Buster upgrade. (However, many realtime runners are still more likely to use the all-upgrade route.) For even more X2 action, there's another run which doesn't obtain any upgrades and also fights the optional X-Hunters.


[Tier: Moons]DS Metal Slug 7 (USA) in 21:17.65 by zk547.
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The classic Metal Slug series comes to the DS with Metal Slug 7. Although there is only one player this time, this version is notable for allowing the player to keep two weapons and switch freely between them.

This run by zk547 uses Eri through all 7 missions without dying. Eri is chosen because of her ability to aim grenades in 8 different directions and receive twice the number of grenades from the bomb/grenade item. The extra grenades become useful throughout the run and make her a lot faster than the other characters, especially in the final mission. Despite not dying at all, this run still manages to beat the previous run in this category by 10.11 seconds as well as the Marco run by almost two minutes.

Also check out the runs of other Metal Slug games such as Metal Slug, Metal Slug X, Metal Slug 3, Metal Slug 4, Metal Slug 5 and Metal Slug Advance.


Note: The second pair of downloadables and torrents are encodes of only the top screen.

[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]DS Super Mario 64 DS (USA v1.0) in 09:50.64 by MKDasher & ALAKTORN.
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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.

In this run, MKDasher and ALAKTORN improve their previous movie by 4:31.69 by using several new glitches and tricks that allow them to finish the game while collecting only a single star.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]GBC Pokémon: Yellow Version (USA/Europe) in 01:27.23 by p4wn3r.
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Ash reveals his dark side, using save corruption and direct memory manipulation to catch 152 Pokémon in the blink of an eye. Then he beats the game in less than a minute (in-game time) - without ever leaving his own home, while somehow throwing an entire floor away, and 10 seconds faster than the previous run!

This run is so glitchy that it's near impossible to follow what's going on without help; reading the author's notes is highly recommended.


Note: This movie requires VBA rerecording v19, v21 or v22.

[Tier: Moons]SNES Donkey Kong Country (USA v1.0) in 08:09.63 by Tompa.
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A movie aiming for fastest possible completion of Donkey Kong Country without bothering to enter all the bonus rooms. This run is 3.28 seconds faster than the previous submission, due to better optimization in various stages.

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.


[Tier: Stars]GBA Sonic Advance 2 (USA) in 18:44.97 by nitsuja.
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Disappointed with slow paced movies that may be good but just move too slowly?

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

The average character movement speed in this movie is probably the highest of all the movies on this site.

This movie doesn't collect any of the Chaos Emeralds, but does demonstrate almost every single move that Sonic is capable of in this game.


[Tier: Moons]PSX Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (USA) in 20:18.63 by zggzdydp.
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Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is not only the first installment of the Castlevania series on PSX but also the very first PSX TAS to be published.

Follow Dracula's son Alucard and see how he glitches through the castle on a quest to end his father's life.

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.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]DS Castlevania: Portrait Of Ruin (USA) in 04:27.52 by mtbRc.
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The second Castlevania title released on Nintendo DS after Dawn of Sorrow, this game is a direct sequel to BloodLines on Sega Genesis. Dracula rises from the dead yet again (cue groan), and it's up to Jonathan Morris, helped out by Charlotte Aulin, a powerful mage student, to defeat him.

This run is an improvement of 27.81s over the previous run by the same author and uses many of the same glitches. The areas of improvement include reduced lag, shopping optimization, and manipulation of the enemy used to gain levels prior to the final boss.


[Tier: Moons]NES Rygar (Europe) in 07:26.52 by Walker Boh.
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This movie completes the PAL Rygar with only one item: the grappling hook.

And what an awesome movie it is: it demonstrates as many glitches of the game as possible. Some of the glitches save time radically, some save a little of time, and some don't save time at all but just look cool. You can read more about them at the Rygar Tricks page.

It uses death as a shortcut, but in contrary to the usual, this death does not put Rygar backwards in the game, but instead warps him forward by a couple of levels.
A somewhat similar trick can be done in Mega Man 2, but in Rygar, it places him truely in the next level instead of just virtually.

We recommend reading the author's comments.

Note: This PAL game movie was erroneously recorded at NTSC setting, resulting in 16.7% too fast playback. Thus the movie is significantly faster than it should actually be. The real length is 07:27, that is 25 seconds faster than the previous version.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Mega Man X (USA v1.1) "100%" in 33:58.87 by dezbeast.
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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 compared to the ability to obliterate the mandatory Reploid rematches and fortress bosses. Nevertheless this run is still faster than the first any% run ever published.

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


[Tier: Moons]SNES Super Mario World (USA) "small only" in 1:19:55.65 by thegreginator & skamastaG.
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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.


[Tier: Stars]NES Mega Man 2 (JPN) in 25:01.72 by Shinryuu.
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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 new movie, played by Shinryuu, is about 8 seconds faster than the previous movie by Shinryuu and Bisqwit. The major timesaver in this movie is:

  • a zip+death shortcut in CrashClashman and Woodman stages

Other new tricks were also used.
Most of the techniques in this movie have been architected by Finalfighter and Morimoto.

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


[Tier: Stars]NES Mega Man (JPN/USA) in 15:38.07 by Bisqwit & Finalfighter.
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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 portions of the input were calculated by a computer program (approximately 26 seconds in total).

Those who have watched previous Rockman (Mega Man) TAS releases from this site may fast-forward directly to Wily 2. Most of the new stuff happens there now. One can find a technical explanation in the discussion thread.

This movie completes the game about 10 seconds faster than the previous version.

Note: This movie works on both the US and Japanese versions.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance (USA) "Maxim, all bosses" in 09:22.2 by Tarion.
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This is a really fast TAS through Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance played as Maxim, who is only available after the game is beaten. Unlike in the glitch-warped run, the protagonist doesn't directly fight Dracula and instead defeats every boss, reaching Dracula the intended way. However, this doesn't stop Maxim from making short work of every boss and sinking into walls wherever he wants.

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


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]NES Excitebike (JPN/USA) in 05:31.37 by JXQ.
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Racing
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This movie plays Excitebike really, really fast — now almost 4 seconds faster than the previous movie by Luke Gustafson.

Times for each track are:

  • 0 = 36.54 (0.96 improved)
  • 1 = 38.24 (0.97 -"-)
  • 2 = 38.86 (1.57 -"-)
  • 3 = 41.98 (0.02 -"-)
  • 4 = 41.02 (0.02 -"-)
  • 5 = 31.74 (0.02 -"-)

Main improvements come from better speed handling and using more ramp boosts. Look for further info in the author's comments.


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) "warp glitch" in 05:35.93 by TASeditor.
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
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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, TASeditor improves on his previous efforts by half a second due to a few small optimizations, mainly better luck manipulation. 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.


[Tier: Stars]GBA Metroid: Zero Mission (USA) "100%" in 1:01:43.7 by Dragonfangs.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
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Samus' 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.

In-game completion time is 42:28.


[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement][Console-verified]GBA Sonic Advance 2 (USA) in 18:01.78 by Mukki.
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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
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Disappointed with good movies where characters move just too slowly?

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

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

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


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[Tier: Moons]SNES Super Demo World: The Legend Continues (v1.1) in 19:33.18 by JXQ.
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This game is a very well done and thorough hack of Super Mario World, adding an entire new set of levels, a new world map, and even ASM-coded several other interesting features into the game's engine, such as a blue block that can be broken only by firepower. The layout of the game takes full advantage of both the mechanics of Super Mario World and the additions of Super Demo World, and the levels can get extremely complicated.

The homepage for Super Demo World, including the patch to be used on a Super Mario World ROM, and the program used to make the hack, is available online.


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Ninja Gaiden (USA) in 10:52.68 by Scumtron.
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Ninja Gaiden involves an ultra superior ninja, capable of defying the laws of physics by climbing through walls, making dogs explode with his sword, and all while beating bad guys in record time.

This run is about 10 seconds faster than the prior submission due to the ninja thinking more like a ninja.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "X-Ray glitch" in 21:35.57 by Cpadolf.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
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This movie features a perfect example of what can occur when TASers will go to any extreme to sequence break a long game. Very little that is recognizable remains. Cpadolf forgoes key items, yet bothers to collect the X-Ray scope, an item normally useless to an experienced Super Metroid player.

With the use of X-Ray Scope to get out of the rooms' bounds, some non-trivial physics abuse, and esoteric RAM data manipulation via dying in a certain room, the amount of tasks Samus usually has to do on Zebes has been cut to almost nothing. No boss is ever fought in this TAS, and even Mother Brain is skipped completely. The in-game completion time is 00:12. Only 6% of the items are collected.

This is an improvement of 25.61 seconds real-time, or 22.98 seconds in-game, over the previous glitched any% run. The main improvement comes from a new method of skipping the cutscene with the big metroid, although the author found many other improvements along the way.


The peculiar effects of the Space/Time Beam, if properly utilized, can cut this run's time further in half. The movie will have to begin from a savestate, but Samus will start the game fully powered-up, so item collection and all detours associated with it are no longer required.
Such a movie, also made by Cpadolf, can be found here; its completion time is 12:46 (00:06 by the in-game timer).

If you want to see up-to-date low percentage movies completed without using the out-of-bounds glitch, see these:


[Tier: Moons]SNES Super Mario World (USA) "96 exits" in 1:23:38.37 by VIPer7.
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The classic SNES game is renewed with a 100% completion run by VIPer7.

This *96 run gets all exits ({levels marked with red dots and some ghost houses} have two exits), visits all Switch Palaces, plays all Special secret levels and defeats Bowser.
It also gets 99 extra lives and ends up with 99 stars and 99 coins.

This movie defeats Bowser at 1:22:42, but the input continues to 1:23:38. (Hint: pay attention to the credits).

We recommend reading the author's novel notes about this movie.


[Tier: Stars]SNES Mega Man X2 (USA) in 31:42.45 by FractalFusion & Graveworm.
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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. The authors take special care to ensure that when there is a situation in which a weapon could help them progress quicker, they make use of it.

This run improves the previous version by about 23 seconds of game-time. The previous run used the Japanese ROM, and the shorter cutscenes in that version make the improvement less apparent.

This movie aims for the fastest time possible. However, because the shōryūken (flame uppercut) used towards the end of the movie saves so much time, and because to get it the authors must first collect 100% of items such as Heart Tanks, Sub Tanks, and Item Capsules, this movie could be seen as a 100% run. Zero Parts are not required for the shōryūken, and thus they are not collected.

If you would like to watch this game played collecting Zero's parts, but not collecting any of X's, see this run.

The page Mega Man X Tricks explains some of the tricks that can be used in the X series games.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Super Demo World: The Legend Continues (v1.1) "120 exits" in 2:13:17.9 by Fabian & JXQ.
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This is not your ordinary hack.

Super Demo World is huge, refined, well-planned, surprising, and, at times, downright beautiful. This TAS aims to capture those same qualities with maximum speed. The discovery of new techniques, along with improvements of existing ones, pushed the envelope on what could be done quickly in Super Mario's world.

The homepage for Super Demo World, including the patch to be used on a Super Mario World ROM, and the program used to make the hack, is available online.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) in 39:32.8 by hero of the day.
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Super Metroid (1994) is widely considered to be the pinnacle of exploration-driven game design, and limits to the freedom of action it allows are yet to be found. As such, surprising improvements come from a lot of esoteric tricks and optimizations, quickly making seemingly optimal movies obsolete.

This is hero of the day's second attempt at this game, improving his previous movie by 85 seconds. A good bulk of the improvement comes from skipping Torizo, implementing additional continuous walljumps, and better boss fights. As previously, only 18% of items are collected.

As with most movies at TASvideos, this one aims for lowest frame count, as opposed to the lowest in-game time. By internal timer, it completes the game in 24 minutes and 16 seconds. Read about the specifics of in-game timing here.

If you prefer going by the lowest in-game time, be sure to check Cpadolf's any% in 23:45.

The encode without door transitions is available here on YouTube.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance (USA) "Maxim mode" in 00:23.58 by klmz.
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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; see it for yourself.

In the quest for perfection, klmz has found another 23 frames over Deign's previous movie.

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][Notable improvement]DS Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin (USA) in 04:55.42 by mtbRc.
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The second Castlevania title released on Nintendo DS after Dawn of Sorrow, this game is a direct sequel to BloodLines on Sega Genesis. Dracula rises from the dead yet again (cue groan), and it's up to Jonathan Morris, helped out by Charlotte Aulin, a powerful mage student, to defeat him.

This run saves 5:21.21 over the previous run (more than half its length!). First of all, the run uses a previously proposed alternate route. This route would be longer, except that there is also a glitch used which allows attacks to hit more often than they should, and this glitch makes the new route viable. Lastly, there are also faster movement methods used. As a result, you will (un)fortunately hear a lot less of Jonasan! Sharotto! Jonasan! Sharotto! Jonasan! Sharotto! in this version.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (USA v1.0) in 1:38:56.6 by spezzafer.
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Super Mario World 2 - Yoshi's Island is a vibrant, colorful and fun game that stars the popular Yoshi.

We recommend reading the author's comments, because there's a lot more to this movie than meets the eye, even though the movie is very colourful, actionpacked and full with entertaining tricks and maneuvers.
In other words, the very essence we tool-assisted speedrun movie makers enjoy. :)

Technically, the game is very exceptional on SNES due to its use of the SuperFX chip. The chip allows for many cool special effects that are otherwise impossible on SNES.

If you liked this but want even more Yoshi craziness, be sure to check out the warped completion.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Mega Man X2 (JPN) in 31:50.58 by parrot14green.
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Rockman X2 makes a particularly interesting run as many of the weapons can actually be used in mobility, such as a grappling hook, a fast mid-air dash or even a weapon that can make enemies into platforms. The author (parrot14green) takes special care to ensure that when there is a situation in which a weapon would help him progress quicker, he uses it.

This run improves the previous version by about 15 seconds of game-time. Other time savings are the result of using the Japanese version of Mega Man X2 (Rockman X2).

In order to get the shōryūken (flame uppercut) which is used towards the end of the movie, the author must first collect 100% of items, such as Heart Tanks, Sub Tanks, and Item Capsules, but not Zero Parts. However, because these powerups are not far out of the way, and because the shōryūken saves so much time later on, this movie may also prove to be as fast as possible.

The page Mega Man X Tricks explains some of the tricks that can be used in the X series games.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (USA v1.0) "warp glitch" in 06:09.03 by Masterjun.
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This is a quick completion of Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island.

The author abuses a glitch that lets him warp to any stage up to 6-8.

There is also a run without the warp glitch and 100% run.

This run is slower than the previous one because of differences between emulator timings. It's faster overall when those are taken into account. The new emulator has more accurate timings.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) in 40:57.85 by hero of the day.
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Super Metroid is a sequel to NES Metroid, with bigger and better graphics and music.

Due to how the game tracks time, the in-game completion time is 25 minutes, and 18% of items were collected. However, this movie aims for lowest real time as opposed to lowest in-game time. Compared to the predecessor movie, it accomplishes that 5 minutes and 39 seconds faster.


We also have a movie by Cpadolf which aims for in-game time, making use of the fact that the in-game timer is stopped during certain events. It's 4 seconds slower in real time, but completes the game in 23 minutes and 45 seconds by its timer. It is available only in emulator movie format.

[Tier: Moons]SNES Mega Man X2 (USA) in 31:15.14 by Hetfield90.
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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. The author, Hetfield90, takes special care to ensure that when there is a situation in which a weapon could help them progress quicker, they make use of it.

This run improves the previous version by about 27.31 seconds. thanks to many tricks that have been discovered over the years and the use of more accurate emulation.


[Tier: Moons]NES Mega Man 5 (USA) in 33:04.05 by Baxter.
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Movie of Mega Man 5 (USAのロックマン5), played by Baxter.

This is a great improvement to the previous version by Kopernical, summing to 3 minutes and 26 seconds of time saved.

The most obvious improvement comes in the superb well-planned use of the Super Arrow, which is used to dart Mega Man through the stages horizontally and vertically. But there are many other improvements too, discussed at the author's comments.

Note: The movie requires FCEU 0.98.15.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Mega Man & Bass (JPN) "Rockman" in 28:03.12 by sparky.
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Rockman & Forte (ロックマン&フォルテ), known as Mega Man & Bass in the western world, used to be the last game chronologically released for the original Rockman/Megaman series, until Rockman & Forte Mirai kara no Chōsensha (ロックマン&フォルテ 未来からの挑戦者) was released on the WonderSwan handheld system. This game bears a striking resemblance to Mega Man 8, not only in style, but in excessive graphic detail. Similarly to Mega Man X4, the player has the option to choose one of two characters to play through. In this run, Rockman is chosen.

sparky sets the first time for a Rockman run for this game, and proves that even an SNES game released as late as in 1998 can be really glitchy. To learn more about sparky's techniques, you can read the author's comments.

There are two more Rockman & Forte runs to watch on this site. There is a run that completes the game as Forte, and there is a run that collects all 100 CDs as Rockman.


[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]NES Double Dragon II: The Revenge (USA) "2 players" in 08:40.13 by adelikat.
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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 adelikat is 14 seconds faster than his previous effort. Most of the improvement came from a new shortcut in level 6.

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.

The author has used a built in subtitle feature of FCEUX to include some commentary on the movie. An AVI that includes these subtitles has been added.


The downloadable FCEUX movie includes commentary from the author.

[Tier: Stars]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) "120 stars" in 1:42:41.33 by foda.
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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 movie took approximately one year to complete, from start to submission.


[Tier: Moons]NES Super Mario Bros. (USA,PRG0) in 04:59.93 by Pom.
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A new tool-assisted record time at Super Mario Bros. It's merely 4 frames (0.0667 seconds) faster than the previous record published on this site, but it's a new record nevertheless!

The submission text contains more details about this movie.

Even in simple-looking games you can always find more time-saving tricks to exploit if you look hard enough. See what we've found at the Super Mario Bros. Tricks page.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Console-verified]GBA Sonic Advance (USA) in 10:46.52 by Mukki.
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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.

Mukki's TAS improves the previous run by 30.94 seconds, thanks to new routes and glitches explained in his comments.


Note: There are two encodes available for download; the first one is the original version, and the second one is a comparison encode: you can see the original version to the left, and what you see to the right is something made with a special emulator, hacked to force the game's camera to focus on Sonic, making it much easier to follow what Mukki is doing with him. The second YouTube stream displays these views side-by-side as well.

[Tier: Stars]SNES Sparkster (USA) in 18:16.48 by Cpadolf.
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Another movie that's so fast you can hardly see what's 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. Cpadolf's movie is an incredible improvement to nitsuja's movie, which was itself 5 minute improvement to previously published version. Cutting off 80 seconds from that TAS was certainly no easy task. Like the previous movie, this is played at the hardest difficulty, crazy hard.

[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Has commentary]GC Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (JPN) in 2:22:25.58 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 1:02:37.16 with several new skips, including the long sought-after Palace Skip. We suggest reading the author's comments for more information.


The YouTube encode includes commentary as soft subtitles.

Author's vocal commentary during the run's video can be watched on YouTube which also features a detailed overlay.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Sonic Advance 3 (USA) "100%" in 1:09:59.42 by Dashjump.
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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).


[Tier: Moons]Arcade Metal Slug 5 (World) in 17:56.53 by x2poet.
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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.

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: Moons][Console-verified]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) "120 stars" in 1:39:02.13 by Rikku.
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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.

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.


[Tier: Moons]NES Mega Man 6 (USA) in 30:46.78 by Shinryuu.
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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.

In this improvement, Shinryuu manages to save 7.55 seconds compared to his previous version by doing a complete run overhaul, utilizing the discovery of new glitches to hasten Mega Man's movement and firing capabilities, a route change, and heavy subpixel optimization.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "X-Ray glitch" in 21:25.12 by Cpadolf.
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This movie features a perfect example of what can occur when TASers will go to any extreme to sequence break a long game. Very little that is recognizable remains. Cpadolf forgoes key items, yet bothers to collect the X-Ray Scope, an item normally useless to an experienced Super Metroid player.

With the use of the X-Ray Scope to get out of the rooms' bounds, some non-trivial physics abuse, and esoteric RAM data manipulation via dying in a certain room, the amount of tasks Samus usually has on Zebes has been cut to almost nothing. No boss is ever fought in this TAS, and even Mother Brain is skipped completely. The in-game completion time is 00:12, and only 6% of the items are collected, making this the lowest legitimate percent completion ever achieved.

This is an improvement of 10.44 seconds real-time, or 2.38 seconds in-game, over the previous run of this category.

If you thought this was fast, check out the run that beats the game even faster using the glitchy charged Space/Time Beam.


[Tier: Moons]NES Super Mario Bros. (JPN/USA PRG0) in 04:57.33 by klmz.
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Here at TASVideos we make perfect movies. And then we beat them.

This improvement comes from a trick to save a mere half a pixel when accelerating from a stop. This trick allowed just enough to beat the 21 frame rule in 8-2 and save a frame in 8-4.


[Tier: Stars]PSX Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (USA) "Replay Mode" in 13:58.27 by arukAdo.
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- Genre: Adventure
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Not only was Castlevania: Symphony of the Night the first installment of the Castlevania series on PSX, but also the very first PSX TAS to be published. Follow Dracula's son Alucard as he glitches through the castle on a quest to end his father's life.

By using an SRAM generated from this run and finding other tricks, arukAdo improved the previous movie by a massive 5:03.36. You can read the author's comments to learn more about the other improvements.

A 100% run covering the whole castle is also available. If you prefer the main character to have muscular bare arms and pray to the rain gods to defeat bosses, you may enjoy the Richter version.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]DS Castlevania: Portrait Of Ruin (USA) in 04:18.65 by mtbRc.
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The second Castlevania title released on Nintendo DS after Dawn of Sorrow, this game is a direct sequel to BloodLines on Sega Genesis. Dracula rises from the dead yet again (cue groan), and it's up to Jonathan Morris, helped out by Charlotte Aulin, a powerful mage student, to defeat him.

This run is an improvement of 8.84 seconds over the previous run by the same author and uses many of the same glitches. A slightly different route selection sends Dracula back to his coffin even faster.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog in 18:28.25 by JXQ.
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Somewhat fast bouncing around. The lack of a spin-dash makes the strategy a bit different than the other Sonic runs, since it becomes a lot more important to preserve your momentum. Completed without collecting any emeralds.

This is the first run of this game. Just like Sonic 2, this game has been considered to be "cursed" for a long time, with many people trying to make runs and giving up halfway.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]GBC Pokémon: Yellow Version (USA) in 01:43.27 by p4wn3r.
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Ash reveals his dark side, using save corruption and direct memory manipulation to catch 152 Pokémon in the blink of an eye. Then he beats the game in less than a minute (in-game time) - without ever leaving his own home, and 23 seconds faster than the previous run!

This run is so glitchy that it's near impossible to follow what's going on without help; reading the author's notes is highly recommended.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Mega Man X3 (USA) "100%" in 42:50.82 by Hetfield90.
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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 first actual "100%" run of this game. Hetfield90 speeds through the game very rapidly, collecting all heart tanks, subtanks, Ride Armor modules, upgrades and finally the Golden Armor. However, contrary to the previously labeled 100% run, Zero is sacrificed and his Z-Saber obtained.

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

See also the any% run, which doesn't collect the upgrades but also collects the Z-Saber.


[Tier: Moons]NES Mega Man 2 (JPN) in 25:34.65 by Morimoto & FinalFighter.
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This is the much-awaited new fast completion (TAS) of Rockman 2, which took almost a year to make.

The movie was played originally by Morimoto, until Finalfighter took over and replayed a few of the earlier levels and completed the Wily levels on his own.

Timewise, this movie is almost 3 minutes faster than the previous version. It involves tons of glitches that have been precisely calculated in order to attain the fastest possible completion time.

The homepage of this movie and its related material is at http://www.globetown.net/~rockmovie/ (Japanese, with parts translated in English).

There are many more glitches / tricks in the game than are utilized in this movie, but most of them are slow and not worth performing in a run aiming for speed.
You can find demonstrations of those tricks in MPG form at: http://www.globetown.net/~rockmovie/newrockindex.htm

Note: As per the author's wish, please do not republish this movie (and AVI files made of it) on sites that make money with their content (by advertising etc).


[Tier: Moons]Windows VVVVVV (2.0) "game end glitch" in 00:45.63 by Scepheo.
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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 the captain to flip between the floors and ceilings of the environment. The graphical style of the game is heavily influenced by the Commodore 64.

This movie by Scepheo utilizes a glitch that increments the current game state to trick the game into warping to the end cutscene. The glitch is triggered by pressing the Escape key to bring up the quit prompt while a dialog box is onscreen. Scepheo also improves the previous run by 1.46 seconds by not touching the first teleporter and not suiciding during the terminal activation.

See the submission comments for more details. There is also a run in which the game is played more as intended.


[Tier: Stars]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles in 49:31.67 by SprintGod.
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Ultra fast bouncing around. Completed without collecting any emeralds, with Sonic alone. The use of Sonic's different shields makes for some very interesting acrobatics.

We recommend reading the author comments of this movie.

This movie probably has the highest rerecord count (118,631) of all the movies of this site at the time of writing. Most of it was recorded at 6% speed, which at the time of publication was considered nearly frame by frame. All of the jumps appear to be extremely precise.


[Tier: Stars]NES Mega Man (JPN/USA) in 15:48.33 by Bisqwit & AngerFist.
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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?

Once again, this was proven to be the general direction on this site. This movie is an update to the previous movie by Bisqwit and AngerFist, surpassing the previous version by about 22 seconds. Most of this improvement is caused by an esoteric death shortcut in Wily4 stage. For the first time, all robot master refights are skipped entirely.

A lot of wall-crossing techniques are used in this movie. It is very difficult for even an expert player to comprehend what’s going on in this movie.

Most of the strategies in this movie come from FinalFighter and Morimoto. Huge thanks to both of them.

The foundation of all of the techniques used in this movie are explained at Rockman Tricks, but the applications are myriad and complicated. Some of the applications are explained at FinalFighter’s website, but in Japanese.


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Super Mario Bros. (JPN/USA PRG0) "warpless" in 18:41.7 by HappyLee.
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This movie is a full warpless run-through.

It is about a 2 second improvement over the previous movie by adelikat, klmz & andrewg. Most of the improvement comes from a new "shell glitch" that makes Mario decide to ignore the castle and instead rub sensually against the flag pole's support.

For more information, it is encouraged that you read the author's comments.

Be sure to check out the video of a real NES playing back this movie.

September 19, 2009: Replaced torrent with a MKV file with a fixed audio track. Please redownload


[Tier: Moons]GBA Metroid: Zero Mission (USA) in 32:33.43 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 12 in-game seconds and 34 seconds of real time. It was achieved by using a different route (killing Ridley before Kraid), allowing more efficient time-saving tricks and skipping an elevator cutscene.

The in-game clear time is 0:21:27. The item collection rate is 21%.


[Tier: Moons]NES Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos (USA) in 09:18.27 by Scumtron.
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NINJA外伝2 - The Dark Sword of Chaos completed even quicker -- about 12 seconds faster than the last version. Most of the time saved comes from the boss battles.

The ending demo and credits of this game are almost as long as the actual completion in this movie. The shadow clones are a unique gameplay element not seen elsewhere in this series.


[Tier: Stars]DOOM Final Doom (unknown) "The Plutonia Experiment" in 14:05.96 by Clumsydoomer.
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Final Doom is a Doom game that uses the engine, items, and characters from Doom II: Hell on Earth, distributed officially by id. It is meant as a sequel to the events of Doom II and includes two sets of levels, TNT: Evilution and The Plutonia Experiment.

This run by Clumsydoomer beats The Plutonia Experiment using Skill 4, Ultra-Violence. This is the most common skill level used in the Doom speedrunning and TAS community.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Sonic Advance (USA) "Amy" in 15:45.7 by GoddessMaria, Grincevent & VanillaCoke.
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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.

The pink hedgehog Amy Rose gets a run of her own at TASVideos to go along with the Knuckles run and a couple of Sonic runs. Amy is not as fast as Sonic, but she has her own tricks for preserving speed, and she has a very useful hammer.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Tails in Sonic The Hedgehog (USA) in 14:13.7 by marzojr.
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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.

This run is 2.73 seconds faster than the previous version. The improvements are mostly done in the Green Hill Zone, but also in the Spring Yard Zone.


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: Stars][Console-verified]NES The Legend of Zelda (USA PRG0) in 22:38.13 by Baxter & jprofit22.
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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 necessary in order to complete them.

This is the sixth The Legend of Zelda TAS at this site (not counting the alternate movies), and is ~86 seconds faster than the previous movie, largely due to better optimization and manipulation of item drops.

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


[Tier: Moons]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG0) "warpless" in 47:33.52 by adelikat,Deign,Cardboard&JXQ.
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Super Mario Bros 3 completed fast ― without using the magic whistles.

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

Note: This movie no longer uses death as a shortcut.

This is an improvement of about 56 seconds over the previous movie.


[Tier: Moons]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG1) "warpless" in 48:29.17 by JXQ.
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Super Mario Bros 3 completed fast ― without using the magic whistles.

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

Note: This movie contains death(s). They are intentional, and save time. Read the author's comments for more details.


[Tier: Moons]NES Super Mario Bros., SMB 2, The Lost Levels & SMB 3 (USA) in 10:39.75 by agwawaf.
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While decidedly not the same game, the Super Mario Bros. games on the NES are similar enough in game mechanics and controls that all four of them can be played at once with the same input.

While the main focus is on completing Super Mario Bros. 3 as fast as possible, Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels and Super Mario Bros. 2 are completed around the same time as their successor. However, the original Super Mario Bros. finishes quite a bit earlier, allowing Mario to stop and catch his breath as he waits patiently for his counterparts to finish.

If you like this movie, you may want to check out some other movies in which multiple games are played simultaneously with one controller.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "Julius mode" in 04:35.52 by mtbRc.
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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, but unlike Soma Cruz, Belmont can't go through walls or use other fancy tricks like that. Being very upset about it, he hops around the castle madly, producing almost inhuman sounds with every jump.

This is an improvement of 3.38 seconds over the previous publication, primarily due to new strategies in the Headhunter fight.


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

[Tier: Moons]PSX Umihara Kawase Shun (JPN) in 02:21.94 by Samsara.
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Umihara Kawase Shun (1997) is the little known sequel to the little known Umihara Kawase for the SNES. The game adheres to the same exact formula: a little schoolgirl uses her trusty rubber wire physics simulating engine fishing rod to escape another trippy world of mutated fish. (Oh, the kids these days!)

While this movie by Samsara seems slower than the previous TAS, it is in fact faster by 516 frames in in-game time.


[Tier: Moons]PSX Mega Man X6 (USA) "all stages" in 41:18.38 by Mothrayas.
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X seeks to find the lost Maverick Hunter Zero, who has gone missing since X5. Of course, once found, Zero does all the dirty work, while X is nowhere to be found.

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


[Tier: Stars]NES Castlevania (Konami Classic) in 11:41.17 by Phil.
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Phil Côté's new Castlevania movie ― about 2 seconds faster than the previous version by Phil and Genisto. Also features a higher final score.

Like the precedent movie, this movie uses several techniques for speed:

  • (Ab)using monsters as a platform for shortcuts
  • Optimized usage of weapons
  • Luck abuse for items (Ⅱ and Ⅲ) ― nearly impossible to duplicate
  • (Ab)using the main character as a critical hit weapon at bosses
  • Using bottles to restrain and pass through enemies
And standard optimizations such as not using stairs when jumping is possible.

[Tier: Moons]NES Super Mario Bros. (JPN/USA) in 04:58.18 by klmz.
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Seems anytime a movie is thought to be perfect someone comes along and improves it. Here, klmz has improved his previous movie by 21 frames by improving upon the previously discovered flagpole glitch.

Even in simple-looking games you can always find more time-saving tricks to exploit if you look hard enough. See what's been found so far at the Super Mario Bros. Tricks page.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Mega Man X (USA v1.1) in 29:57.88 by FractalFusion.
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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.

FractalFusion takes the game apart with a new route, new strategies, nasty bugs and more optimal movements.

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: Stars]SNES Umihara Kawase (JPN) in 01:53.23 by flagitious.
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This little-known Japanese wire-action platformer, with a very well-made rubber wire physics simulating engine, sports a schoolgirl setting out to rid the world of giant mutant fish.

The game is very easy to win, but very difficult to play (try it). This video demonstrates one of the fastest paths to the ending, including quite a few almost impossible maneuvers ― whether playing tool-assisted or not.

This video is a 6 seconds improvement to the previous version.


See the Umihara Kawase page for more information about this game, and the author's comments for more information about this movie.

[Tier: Moons]SNES Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (USA v1.0) "warp glitch" in 06:08.02 by NxCy.
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This is a quick completion of Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island.

The author abuses a glitch that lets him warp to any stage up to 6-8.

This is an improvement of 3.41 seconds over the previous movie. Most of the improvement comes from breaking Yoshi's movement speed limit, as well as improved Bowser fights.

There is also a run without the warp glitch and 100% run.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Super Demo World: The Legend Continues (any v1.1) in 18:23.02 by PangaeaPanga.
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This hack of Super Mario World 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 nearly 45 seconds shorter than the previous movie. The author accomplished this feat by implementing a different route to Bowser and flying under the lava. See the author's comments for more details.

The homepage for Super Demo World, including the patch to be used on a Super Mario World ROM image, and the program used to make the hack, is available online.

If you want to see more of this hack, check out the 120-exit run.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog (any,r1) in 15:51.73 by FuzZerd, Upthorn and Carretero.
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Surprisingly fast bouncing around. The lack of spin-dash makes the strategy a bit different than the other Sonic runs, since it becomes a lot more important to preserve your momentum. However, this doesn't prevent the authors from achieving crazy velocities even with such a significant limitation.
Completed without collecting any emeralds.

This is the fifth run of this game, improving on the previous effort by 27 seconds.


[Tier: Moons]Windows VVVVVV (2.0) "game end glitch" in 00:47.1 by Scepheo & 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 the captain to flip between the floors and ceilings of the environment. The graphical style of the game is heavily influenced by the Commodore 64.

This movie by Scepheo and Masterjun utilizes a glitch that increments the current game state to trick the game into warping to the end cutscene. The glitch is triggered by pressing the Escape key to bring up the quit prompt while a dialog box is onscreen.

See the submission comments for more details. There is also a run in which the game is played more as intended.


[Tier: Moons]PSX Mega Man X6 (USA) in 25:53.02 by FractalFusion.
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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.

This run uses both X and Zero. Zero's sword physics makes it the ideal boss killer but some bosses have unavoidable invincibility periods, which is why X is sometimes used. The run also obtains a weapon which is more beneficial to X than to Zero. Zero cannot be obtained right away, but must be obtained by beating a certain boss.

The run uses the hardest difficulty level, Xtreme, which would be more appropriately called insane.

For a run that plays through all stages, see [1516] PSX Mega Man X6 (USA) "all stages" by Mothrayas in 41:18.38.


[Tier: Moons]NES Super C (USA) "1 player" in 12:17.42 by xipo.
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This game, a.k.a. Probotector II: Return of the Evil Forces, is, implicitly, Contra 2. The guy who has an infinite supply of ammo and destroys worlds bare-chested is back!

Unlike our other movie of Super C, this one uses only 1 player. The most noticeable improvement over previous versions is a new skip in the last level.

This movie is 7.78 seconds faster than the previous one due to improved tricks and optimization.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "game end glitch" in 07:15.95 by Total, Sniq & Cpadolf.
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- Best ending
- Takes damage to save time
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- Final boss skip glitch
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Super Metroid is a classic game that normally takes much longer to beat. However, by abusing a glitch involving going through a door as the game is returning from the pause menu, total, sniq and cpadolf manage to corrupt the game's memory and make it jump to controller input. Once they gain control, they execute arbitrary code to tell the game to immediately jump to the ending only seven minutes in!

This run improves the previous one in this category by over five and a half minutes through a totally new glitch. It also finishes with a record ingame time of 00:02 and a completion rate of 2%!


[Tier: Moons]DS Super Mario 64 DS (USA v1.0) in 08:52.64 by Sharkey91, ALAKTORN & MKDasher.
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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 is an improvement of 5.76 seconds over the previous published run. Most of the time saved comes from the new soft reset done at the beginning of the TAS, skipping the star touching animation, but also due to more optimization on most of the stars.


[Tier: Stars]Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog 2 in 21:39.53 by Quietust.
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Super fast bouncing around. Completed without collecting any emeralds, with Sonic and Tails (controlled indirectly by mimicking Sonic's movements).

[Tier: Moons]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) in 06:44.95 by Rikku.
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Ever wonder if Mario was actually a ninja wearing blue overalls? Now you know.

This run completes the game after collecting 1 star. It was originally intended that the player collect a minimum of 70 to finish, but a few bugs allow Mario to pass through doors and barriers that require a minimum number of stars to open. Creating the fastest Super Mario 64 run was previously believed to require 16 stars, but this run manages to glitch through the Dire Dire Docks door without using MIPS the rabbit.

Mario has a very wide range of skills for mobility and some of the physics of this game are easily abused by an experienced player.

Like many other runs on this site, the goal of pure speed has resulted in the complete breaking of some games. Very little of the game's normal play remains. If you'd like to see more of what Super Mario 64 offers, see the 120 stars run.

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.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]GBC Pokémon: Yellow Version (USA/Europe) "SRAM glitch" in 01:09.63 by p4wn3r.
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Ash reveals his dark side, using save corruption and direct memory manipulation to catch 152 Pokémon in the blink of an eye. Then he beats the game in less than a minute (in-game time) - without ever leaving his own room, bypassing Professor Oak's speech by walking through a television, bumping into a wall, and having the game inform him about 1 error.

This run is so glitchy that it's near impossible to follow what's going on without help; reading the author's notes is highly recommended.

To see a run of the first generation of Pokémon that doesn't take advantage of save data corruption, watch the movie of the Blue Version.


Note: This movie requires VBA rerecording v19, v21 or v22.

[Tier: Moons]SNES Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (USA v1.1) in 39:06.68 by 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 1:38.04 over the previous movie due to some new tricks and major warping glitches exclusive to ROM version v1.1 (the previous run uses v1.0). See the submission text for a breakdown of all of the improvements.

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


[Tier: Moons]SNES Super Demo World: The Legend Continues (USA v1.1) in 17:55.96 by Amaraticando & Dnnzao.
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- Uses warps
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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 2.68 seconds shorter than the previous movie, see the comparison video and the authors' comments for more details.

If you want to see more of this hack, check out the 120-exit run.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Tails in Sonic The Hedgehog (USA) in 14:29.3 by marzojr.
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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.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Super Mario World (USA) "game end glitch" in 02:36.4 by Masterjun.
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- Executes arbitrary code
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- Genre: Platform
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"Thank you for playing Super Mario World! Unfortunately, this trial copy will only let you play for 2.5 minutes."

This is a completely new type of Super Mario World TAS. It beats the game by getting the "THE END" screen in the second level (Yoshi's Island 3). This happens because a glitch allowing Yoshi to eat "nothing" enables players to manipulate memory and code into bringing up the final screen of the game.

The heated discussion about the categorical separation regarding this movie and the recently published "no save corruption" TAS invoked the creation of the "Corrupts Memory" category.


The credits glitch has been verified on console using a modified version of this TAS made with the lsnes emulator.

[Tier: Moons]SNES Chrono Trigger (JPN) "newgame+" in 06:42.77 by inichi.
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Chrono Trigger is a long RPG that typically takes hours to days to complete. We already have one tool-assisted speedrun of this game.

However, this game also has a NewGame+ mode, where all the equipment and characters' stats are preserved from the previous completions, and player is allowed to fight the last boss, Lavos, almost immediately at the beginning. This movie starts from a save file with optimized equipment and character stats, created specifically for NewGame+. (We do not generally accept movies starting from predefined saves. Read the rules to see our reasons.)

This new version of a NewGame+ TAS by inichi is 2 minutes and 24 seconds faster than his previous attempt due to the discovery of a certain data-manipulating glitch that allows him to deal maximum amount of damage every critical hit. It is only possible to do on the Japanese version of the game, which is the reason for a version change. See the author's comments for a detailed explanation.

The killing blow is delivered in just under five minutes of gameplay, but additional time has to be spent to go through the Dream Team scene in order to make the game actually end.


[Tier: Moons]NES Super Mario Bros. (JPN PRG0) "warpless" in 18:44.48 by adelikat, klmz, & andrewg.
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This movie is a full warpless run-through.

It is about a 2.5 second improvement over the previous movie by Happy Lee. Most of the improvement comes from a new "vine glitch" that was used in 2-1, 3-1, and 6-2.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Super Mario All-Stars: Lost Levels (USA) "warpless" in 34:45.67 by MiezaruMono.
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The Lost Levels is the remake of the game released in Japan as Super Mario Bros 2; it is an exercise in Fake Difficulty, containing very difficult jumps, many enemies, problematic terrain, poisonous mushrooms, and, at worst, koopa jumps over walls or across pits. Most of it is senseless rehashing of elements in places where they don't belong (like amateur hacks). It's so difficult to beat that Nintendo of America released a wholly different game given a Mario theme as Super Mario Bros 2.

Of all the games in Super Mario All-Stars, it's the only one in the set that saves your progress at individual levels rather than the start of worlds. It's that bad.

This movie, 23.14 seconds faster than the previous, plays all levels, including the secret world 9, and extremely difficult A through D worlds.


[Tier: Stars]NES Metroid (USA) in 09:26.42 by Zoizite.
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Metroid completed as fast as possible without holding back.

Uses a password to get the suitless Samus for fun (no side-effects).

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


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]GB Pokémon: Blue Version (USA/Europe) "warp glitch" in 28:07.28 by MrWint.
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Uses warps
- Major skip glitch
- Final boss skip glitch
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Forgoes save data corruption
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Pokémon: Blue 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 in the run of the Yellow Version), but this run avoids such techniques in favor of activating an entirely different glitch.

This is an improvement of 9:00.78 over the previous run in this category, which used a similar glitch to the more heavily glitched categories. You might want to check out the run that avoids glitched warps for an example of quickly completing the game without corrupting the memory.

It is recommended that you read the author's comments to fully enjoy what's being done here.


[Tier: Moons]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) in 06:42.65 by mr_roberts_z & Rikku.
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Ever wonder if Mario was actually a ninja wearing blue overalls? Now you know.

This run completes the game after collecting 1 star. It was originally intended that the player collect a minimum of 70 to finish, but a few bugs allow Mario to pass through doors and barriers that require a minimum number of stars to open. Creating the fastest Super Mario 64 run was previously believed to require 16 stars, but this run manages to glitch through the Dire Dire Docks door without using MIPS the rabbit.

Mario has a very wide range of skills for mobility and some of the physics of this game are easily abused by an experienced player.

Like many other runs on this site, the goal of pure speed has resulted in the complete breaking of some games. Very little of the game's normal play remains. If you'd like to see more of what Super Mario 64 offers, see the 120 stars run.

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.


[Tier: Moons]Arcade Metal Slug 4 (World) in 18:04.78 by x2poet.
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This is a run of the fourth game in SNK's big franchise, Metal Slug.

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

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


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog (any,r1) in 16:18.2 by Upthorn & JXQ & Carretero.
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Surprisingly fast bouncing around. The lack of spin-dash makes the strategy a bit different than the other Sonic runs, since it becomes a lot more important to preserve your momentum. However, this doesn't prevent the authors from achieving crazy velocities even with such a significant limitation.
Completed without collecting any emeralds.

This is the fourth run of this game, improving on the previous effort by almost two minutes.


[Tier: Stars]DS Brain Age (USA) in 04:08.1 by Ryuto.
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Brain Age 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.


[Tier: Moons]Arcade Metal Slug 3 (World) in 27:09.55 by x2poet.
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In this entry of the popular Metal Slug series, the evil would-be dictator General Morden launches another attempt to take over the world - or so it seems on the surface; this game proves that Morden is no Dr Wily by having the true villains turn out to be something else entirely.

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

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


[Tier: Moons]SNES Super Mario All-Stars: Lost Levels (USA) "warpless" in 34:42.83 by KFCMARIO.
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The Lost Levels is a remake of the game released in Japan as Super Mario Bros 2. It introduces a number of new obstacles into the standard Super Mario Bros. formula, including poisonous mushrooms, wind, reverse warp zones, and of course many tricky jumps. It's difficult enough that Nintendo of America decided to completely re-theme a different game and release that as Super Mario Bros. 2 instead; The Lost Levels is the first time the Japanese sequel was released to the rest of the world.

This movie saves 2.83 seconds over the previous publication by using a few new tricks. All levels are played, including the secret world 9, and extremely difficult A through D worlds.


[Tier: Moons]PSX Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (USA) in 19:01.63 by arukAdo & pirate_sephiroth.
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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.

The authors, arukAdo and pirate_sephiroth, use major route changes to improve that first published PSX run by 1 minute and 18 seconds.

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.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]N64 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (JPN v1.0) in 22:50.27 by Swordless Link.
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure

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Although the length of this movie is 22:50.27 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 19:46:22. 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, and 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.

It's a large improvement over the previous run and features an entirely new route; one which, for the first time in Ocarina of Time TASing history, doesn't even involve becoming Adult Link.

Unlike the previous movie of this category, 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. English subtitles were added to the encode for people interested in what is 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: Moons]SNES Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (USA v1.0) in 40:44.73 by Comicalflop.
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This is the any% TAS of Donkey Kong Country 2. The movie 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 minute 4.28 seconds over the previous movie.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]GB Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (USA/Europe v1.0) "game end glitch" in 02:28.08 by andymac & MUGG.
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This is the second and last true Mario game for the original Gameboy. It has unique power ups like carrots and bubbles and allows the player to go through each of the worlds in any order. It also features the first appearance of Wario, who would become a staple character for Nintendo.

This run is special, because it literally soils the game by causing a massive amount of total glitching, to skip almost the whole game, to destroy Wario's castle without even meeting him! And you thought Sonic was fast!


[Tier: Moons]Arcade Metal Slug (World) in 12:10.23 by x2poet.
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- Genre: Shooter

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Released in 1996, Metal Slug is a widely popular game about two soldiers named Marco Rossi and Tarma Roving, enrolled in the Peregrine Falcon Squad, fighting against General Morden and a bunch of other Nazi impersonators in giant mechs & machines in order to stop his New World Order under his power.

Watch as x2poet sends Marco & Tarma to literally destroy everything in their path and stop Morden's plans in 12 minutes through wide use of bombs & guns!

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


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog (any r0) in 18:07.63 by Upthorn & JXQ.
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Somewhat fast bouncing around. The lack of a spin-dash makes the strategy a bit different than the other Sonic runs, since it becomes a lot more important to preserve your momentum. Completed without collecting any emeralds.

This is the third run of this game, improving on the previous effort by nine seconds.

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[Tier: Moons]SNES Super Demo World: The Legend Continues (any v1.1) in 18:19.45 by bahamete & Dawn.
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- Uses warps
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This hack of Super Mario World 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 3.56 seconds shorter than the previous movie as a result of many small optimizations throughout the run, as well as a few big ones. See the authors' comments for more details.

The homepage for Super Demo World, including the patch to be used on a Super Mario World ROM image, and the program used to make the hack, is available online.

If you want to see more of this hack, check out the 120-exit run.


[Tier: Stars]NES Super Mario Bros. "warpless, walkathon" in 25:30.05 by Mars608.
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- Forgoes warps
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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 obsoletes HappyLee's walkathon, since it completes all of this game's stages without using any warps. This movie demonstrates the possibility 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.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (USA) in 2:28:26.17 by was0x.
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- Genre: RPG

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Take Square's RPG history & Nintendo's Super Mario series and mix them in a bowl. Add a pinch of comedy and a quart of luck manipulation. Stir thoroughly.

This run improves the previous version by about 2 minutes and 44 seconds through the use of item optimizations.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Super Punch-Out!! (USA) in 15:57.35 by adelikat.
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- Genre: Fighting
- Genre: Sport

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This new version of Super Punch-Out TAS by adelikat is 99 frames (1.65 sec) faster than the previous movie made by Phil & Genisto. It's quite amazing considering how well the previous one was done.

The improvements were due a new strategy (which was used in Nick Bruiser) and better optimized luck manipulation.

The record times are:

   Gabby Jay 06.26                  Bear Hugger 13.49
   Piston Hurricane 05.50           Bald Bull 08.64

   Bob Charlie 05.50                Dragon Chan 07.49
   Masked Muscle 06.33              Mr. Sandman 13.13

   Aran Ryan 08.45                  Heiki Kagero 10.60
   Mad Clown 09.22 - 0.02 faster    Super Macho Man