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Total movies: 11


[Tier: Vault]SGB Castlevania Legends (USA/Europe) in 24:16.4 by Sir VG.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2008-02-19)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 24.25 MB, length: 28:58)
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Submission #1824 — Author's comments
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Rating: 5.2 (23 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
This Konami-"disowned" Castlevania title follows the earliest Belmont, Sonia, as she attempts to thwart Dracula for the first time. We also meet his son Alucard for the first time. This movie collects the 5 optional Belmont Treasures, which enables a secret ending after the credits with mysterious implications.

The author whips through the game, especially the bosses, taking advantage of an outrageous glitch that entirely skips the end of a level, plus the special "burning mode" (ok... blinking mode) that allows for faster movement and harder whip action.


Note: This movie requires either VBA rerecording v20 or v24.

[Tier: Vault]SGB Crayon Shin-Chan 4 (JPN) in 07:15.82 by adelikat.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2012-11-18)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 9.44 MB, length: 10:44)
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Submission #2845 — Author's comments
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Rating: 5.7 (6.5 votes)
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- Genre: Platform
Crayon Shin-chan (クレヨンしんちゃん) is a Japanese manga about a funny 5-year-old. In this game based on the series, the main character can turn into a variety of animals (and even a robot) while platforming through familiar landscapes.

For TASing, the most powerful transformation is the flying squirrel, which can skip some areas with tool assisted precision.


[Tier: Vault]SGB Donkey Kong Land 2 (USA/Europe) "102%" in 57:09.82 by legoking831.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2010-03-17)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 133.63 MB, length: 1:04:59)
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Submission #2575 — Author's comments
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Rating: 5.7 (11 votes)
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- 100% completion
- Takes damage to save time
In what is essentially a port of Donkey Kong Country 2 to the Game Boy, Diddy Kong and his girlfriend must rescue Donkey Kong from Captain K. Rool. Along they way they are distracted by a copious amount of shiny coins and other miscellaneous tasks.

This movie achieves 102% completion, which is the maximum allowable by the game.


Note: mike89 contributed to the final two levels and boss for this run, but since his contribution was so minute he has opted out of being listed as a co-author.

[Tier: Moons]SGB Mega Man V (USA) in 40:03.09 by Mothrayas.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2013-08-01)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 42.27 MB, length: 43:50)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 49.69 MB, length: 43:50)
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Submission #4029 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.9 (7.5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
This is the final installment of classic Mega Man games on the Game Boy, and the first Super Game Boy Mega Man game. Unlike the four earlier Game Boy games which copied a lot from their NES counterparts, Mega Man V has all new enemies and bosses: you fight the Stardroids, robots from outer space named after the planets of the solar system (note that Pluto was considered a planet at the time). Unlike every other classic Mega Man game, Dr. Wily is not the final boss and our hero uses the Mega Arm instead of the Mega Buster.

In this run, Mothrayas beats the entire game in the time it takes an average player to just play through the final level, which coincidentally is the longest level featured in a Mega Man game. Watch as Mega Man fires weapons with superhuman precision, setting up enemies to commit suicide before they know it. See him defeat bosses with repeated blasts quicker than the game supposedly allows for, and even skip one boss phase!

We recommend reading the author's comments to appreciate all the planning and techniques used to exploit the game.


[Tier: Moons]SGB Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (USA/Europe) in 24:17.32 by GoddessMaria.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2012-02-18)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 38.20 MB, length: 27:09)
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Submission #3440 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.8 (7 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Fighting
When the Earth is threatened, Zordon summons teenagers 'with attitude' to become the Power Rangers, defenders of all that is good.

In this game, the world is threatened by the forces of evil, which are attacking on multiple fronts, and led by Ivan Ooze. The Rangers have decided to split up and each tackle one of the main bad guys, fighting their way through the enemy hordes and finally returning Ooze to the sludge he belongs in.

The author, GoddessMaria, pairs each Ranger with his or her respective enemy boss and morphs into each Ranger as soon as possible in order to make the run more entertaining at the cost of speed.


[Tier: Vault]SGB Mole Mania (USA) "all levels" in 1:09:13.48 by Ryuto.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2011-04-17)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 83.46 MB, length: 1:12:09)
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Submission #3057 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.1 (7 votes)
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- 100% completion
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Puzzle
Mole Mania, known as Moguranya (モグラ~ニャ) in Japan, is an action puzzle game. The main character is a mole named Muddy Mole, whose wife and children have been kidnapped by the farmer, Jinbe. Muddy has to go to Jinbe Land and save his family. In the game, the player will solve puzzles by moving a black ball to a gate. However, there are many obstacles and enemies in the way. Therefore the player will dig into ground to find ways around them.

This run aims to beat all levels as fast as possible without using surrender. To accomplish this, the author, Ryuto, uses a warp glitch to skip many rooms. As always, please see the author's notes for more details.

There is also a run by the same author that skips several levels.


[Tier: Moons]SGB Mole Mania (USA) in 08:09.0 by Ryuto.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2011-05-04)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 9.50 MB, length: 10:50)
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Submission #3141 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.9 (8.5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Puzzle
Mole Mania, known as Moguranya (モグラ~ニャ) in Japan, is an action puzzle game. The main character is a mole named Muddy Mole, whose wife and children have been kidnapped by the farmer, Jinbe. Muddy has to go to Jinbe Land and save his family. In the game, the player will solve puzzles by moving a black ball to a gate. However, there are many obstacles and enemies in the way. Therefore the player will dig into ground to find ways around them.

The player skips 6 levels out of 8 using a glitch, causing the time records to be nullified from the second stage to the seventh stage. The previous run used a reset glitch to perform this skip. This time, a different warp glitch was used, which is where most of the 2:45.93 improvement comes from.


[Tier: Moons]SGB Pocket Monsters: Green (JPN v1.0) in 04:24.37 by p4wn3r.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2010-10-10)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 6.10 MB, length: 06:10)
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Submission #2860 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.6 (20 votes)
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- Major skip glitch
- Final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
This game (along with Pocket Monsters: Red) is the Japanese version of the first generation of Pokémon games and the first ever Pokémon game.

This run, a ten frame improvement over the previous version, abuses a glitch that was fixed in later releases of Pocket Monsters (Pokémon) that allows a player to warp freely through the world. Victory is achieved in a matter of minutes with this route. Normally, the game takes well over an hour at the fastest to finish.

To see a more substantial run of the first generation of Pokémon, watch this movie. For a less substantial run (which also demonstrates that they didn't fix all the glitches in later versions), watch this one.


Note: This movie requires VBA rerecording v20, as it does not sync on any other version.

[Tier: Moons]SGB Tetris Blast (USA) in 03:57.98 by Ryuto.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2009-11-24)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 4.16 MB, length: 06:06)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 4.45 MB, length: 06:06)
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Submission #2440 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.2 (21 votes)
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- Genre: Puzzle
Who'd have thought playing Tetris could be such a Blast?

Tetris Blast is a spin on the classic Tetris formula. The new type of blocks, bomb blocks, detonate when they are part of a line that gets completed and destroy the blocks around them. A chain reaction of bomb block explosions or a carefully positioned square of four bomb blocks can take out the entire screen.

The author, Ryuto, manipulates luck and forms bomb block squares and explosion chain reactions to finish this game in just under 4 minutes.

This is the only Tetris Blast game released outside of Japan (where it is known as Bombliss). To see a run of one of the Bombliss games by the same author, watch this run.


[Tier: Vault]SGB Ultraman Ball (JPN) in 06:04.45 by TaoTao.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2011-05-25)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 6.43 MB, length: 07:48)
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Submission #3144 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.2 (11 votes)
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- Genre: Platform
Ultraman Ball is a platform game featuring the famous Japanese television character Ultraman. However, the game has little to nothing do with Ultraman, as oddly enough, his power in this game is to transform into a ball and bounce around a lot. Some say this game is based on the abandoned NES project, Armadillo 2, and in fact the game is very similar to Armadillo.

To make it through this strange game, the author of this run, TaoTao, uses several tricks, including ones that optimize movement, like the vine boost, and ones that allow him to skip over several sections, such as levitation. Please see the author's notes for more details.


[Tier: Moons]SGB Wario Land II (USA/Europe) in 06:32.68 by mugg & jlun2.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2011-08-30)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 8.88 MB, length: 12:08)
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Submission #3263 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.4 (17 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
This movie proves the benefit of sleeping in late. In a departure from most runs, which try to start as soon as possible, the authors avoid any input for over two minutes to enable a faster route.

This Wario game is a fairly unique platformer where you not only play as "the bad guy", but normal damage is replaced with various status effects like catching on fire. In addition, the use of these effects is needed to complete the game.

This run beats the previous movie by 1 minute and 35 seconds through the use of new tricks such as clipping into walls to reach out-of-bounds goal doors, which are only present in this version of the game.

There is also a 100% run of this game on the colorful GBC version.

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