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Total movies: 40


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (USA) "Competition" in 02:01.05 by nitsuja & mmarks.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2011-01-02)
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Rating: 7.1 (18 votes)
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- One player in a multiplayer game
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
This movie showcases the competition mode of Sonic the Hedgehog 3. Here, nitsuja and mmarks aim to complete each level in the fastest time possible. This run is also the fastest anyone has completed each level in Time Attack.


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[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers][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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Rating: 9.2 (35 votes)
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- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
At first there were 70 stars because Bowser demanded it. Then there were 16 stars because MIPS the rabbit demanded it. Then there was 1 star because Bowser's Sub demanded it. 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.


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) "70 stars, no BLJ" in 42:58.52 by CeeSammerZ, coin2884, Eru, Goronem, Jesus, Kyman, Mickey/VIS, Mokkori, Moltov, Nahoc, Nekuran, Nothing693, pasta, Snark, sonicpacker, ToT.
Mupen64 movie (.m64) (date: 2012-06-22)
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Rating: 9.6 (32.5 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Genre: Platform
Backwards Long Jump (BLJ) is a game breaking glitch not used in this Super Mario 64 run so that the runners can show off a variety of other lesser known glitches. Despite BLJ being banned, Mario shows that he can still collect 70 stars with ninja-like reflexes.

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

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[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement][Console-verified]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) "120 stars" in 1:20:41.52 by MKDasher, Nahoc, sonicpacker, Bauru, Eru, Goronem, Jesus, Kyman, Mokkori, Moltov, Nothing693, pasta, SilentSlayers, Snark, ToT.
Mupen64 movie (.m64) (date: 2012-12-13)
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Submission #3772 — Author's comments
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Rating: 9.5 (43 votes)
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- 100% completion
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Award - 3D Platforms TAS of 2012Award - Speedy TAS of 2012Award - TAS of 2012
In a shocking twist of events, Bowser kidnaps Peach inside her own castle. Mario shows up and rains on Bowser's parade by collecting all 120 stars and winning in record time.

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

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

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

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

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[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia (USA) in 01:41.73 by Kyman & SilentSlayers & Aglar.
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Submission #3261 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.2 (24.5 votes)
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia (1989) is a popular, whimsical game in which a shapeshifting blob (named Blobert) from the planet Blobolonia teams up with an Earth boy to overcome obstacles on both planets and to defeat Blobolonia's evil emperor.

This movie is 14.96 seconds faster than the previous version by Aglar, by using a new route.

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[Tier: Vault][Console-verified]NES Adventure Island 2, Hudson's (USA) in 22:22.41 by red-crowned-crane & hellagels.
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Submission #3264 — Author's comments
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Rating: 4.9 (12.5 votes)
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- Uses warps
- Genre: Platform
The second in a series of Hudson's Adventure Island games. Much like its predecessor, it's extremely straightforward but by no means easy.

This run is 12.61 seconds faster than the previous thanks to a new glitch.

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[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Batman (USA) in 09:21.93 by Aglar.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2008-02-04)
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Submission #1839 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.6 (40.5 votes)
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- Forgoes time-saving damage
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
The hero of Gotham City goes against the villain of Gotham City. His fists are more powerful than any weapon in the world, but he rarely kills anyone. It's not like his enemies can hurt him anyway. After all, he's the hero, and heroes are supposed to be invincible.

Here Aglar has managed to improved the previous movie by 2.5 seconds.

Enjoy the movie, and the excellent soundtrack and the graphics of this game.


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers (USA) "2 players" in 09:25.73 by dragonxyk.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2008-06-17)
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Submission #1978 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1026 (09:29.22)
Rating: 7.2 (34 votes)
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- 2 Players
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
This run illustrates very well the advantage of using two-player mode. Much faster than the single-player version, Chip and Dale carry each other, throw each other, abuse balloons and zip as they once again go after Fat Cat.

The improvement by dragonxyk comes now with Chip and Dale zipping on each other.


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers (USA) "1 player" in 09:54.37 by Aglar.
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Submission #3166 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.0 (11 votes)
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- One player in a multiplayer game
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Platform
Chip 'n Dale - Rescue Rangers is based on the animated TV series. In this ridiculously easy and straightforward game, the Rangers look for their neighbor's kitty and end up fighting against their old nemesis, Fat Cat.

Aglar improved Genisto's movie by 1.81 seconds, by using different routes and by improving the zip method. You can check out the author's comments to learn more about the improvements.


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Double Dragon (USA) in 08:57.47 by Phil.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2006-02-25)
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Submission #985 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.7 (39.5 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Fighting
Even the most unconventional means of fighting are nothing uncommon on this website, as shown in the screenshot. This is Phil's fifth movie of Double Dragon, now 38 seconds faster than the previous version.

Released on many systems, this game was so popular that they even released it for cellular phones and made a board game. Even a Hollywood movie has been made.

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[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Dr. Mario (JPN/USA) in 01:12.83 by CtrlAltDestroy.
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Rating: 7.3 (41.5 votes)
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- Aims for maximum score
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Single level
- Genre: Puzzle
Tired of being mocked by the viruses, Dr. Mario switched to his "fast-acting" and "extra strength" medication. The viruses never knew what hit them.

This video beats Level 20, Speed Hi of Dr. Mario in record time. Don't blink, or you might miss the twist ending.

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[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Duck Tales (USA) in 07:04.73 by Aglar & MESHUGGAH.
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Submission #4042 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.0 (7 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
Duck Tales is a classic game in which Scrooge has to collect treasures from all over the world. Some of the levels are not completely straightforward, and collecting items is sometimes necessary before proceeding. His cane also doubles as an almighty pogo stick that can be used in various ways, which makes jumping a lot more fun.

This is the sixth TAS of Duck Tales. Minor improvements and refined strategies here and there contributed around an additional half second of improvement.

This is a 0.58 second improvement over the previous movie due to general optimizations including lag reduction and subpixel optimization.

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


[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement][Console-verified]NES Gradius (JPN) in 10:52.35 by adelikat.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2006-11-02)
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Submission #1324 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #19 (14:12.0)
Rating: 8.3 (81.5 votes)
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- Playaround
- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Uses death to save time
- Uses warps
- Genre: Shooter
In this run, adelikat picks up maximum speed upgrades and has fun with perfect reflexes, much like the previous movie. That is certainly something nice to do, because the game scrolls automatically and the player cannot affect the speed. However, the point of this movie is not just to beat this game as fast as possible, but rather to do all kinds of unpredictable and awe-inspiring things rarely seen in any TAS — without losing time. See for yourself.

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

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

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


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Marble Madness (USA) in 02:43.01 by Aglar.
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Submission #2986 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.6 (24.5 votes)
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- One player in a multiplayer game
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Racing
Marble Madness is an isometric game similar in its style to Snake Rattle 'n Roll. The objective in these two games is quite different, though. In this game, the player must roll a marble from one point to another. This is, of course, not as easy as it sounds, and certainly not as easy as it looks in this movie.

Aglar improved adelikat and Deign's movie by 5.10 seconds.

A second encode is available using a camera hack to focus on the marble, which subtly alters the gameplay. Also, you can see this movie played back on an actual NES!


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Mega Man (JPN) "game end glitch" in 00:32.11 by pirohiko & FinalFighter.
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Rating: 7.1 (13.5 votes)
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- Major skip glitch
- Final boss skip glitch
- Executes arbitrary code
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Mega Man is the first game in the famous series that now comprises games on many different systems as well as several television shows and comic books.

While the other run of this game uses lots of tricks to reach the ending impressively quickly, pirohiko and FinalFighter decided it just wasn't fast enough. In this run, they manipulate an object to appear which allows them to execute arbitrary code and warp to the credits, all using only controller input. For an advanced explanation of how it works, check out the submission text.

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[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers][Console-verified]NES Mega Man 2 (JPN) in 23:48.51 by aglasscage, FinalFighter, pirohiko, & Shinryuu.
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Rating: 9.3 (40.5 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Mega Man 2 is a game that hardly needs any introduction. This movie plays Rockman 2, the Japanese version, which is essentially Mega Man 2 in difficult mode.

This is an improvement of 6.24 seconds over the previous run through a variety of small tweaks.

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

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


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Ninja Gaiden (USA) in 10:52.68 by Scumtron.
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Submission #1119 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.4 (42.5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Ninja Gaiden involves an ultra superior ninja, capable of defying the laws of physics by climbing through walls, making dogs explode with his sword, and all while beating bad guys in record time.

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


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES R.B.I. Baseball (USA) in 04:29.23 by adelikat.
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Rating: 6.4 (33 votes)
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- Playaround
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Sport
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R.B.I. Baseball is a baseball video game developed by Namco and published by Tengen. It was the first game to feature the names of real baseball players from the 1986 and 1987 seasons, adding a dimension of strategy if you knew the sport and the players' strengths and weaknesses.

This playaround by adelikat shows off ridiculous plays, bizarre glitches, and other wild antics.

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[Tier: Vault][Console-verified]NES Rush'n Attack (USA) in 09:35.9 by Randil.
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Rating: 6.4 (11.5 votes)
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- 2 Players
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
In this game, two jovial brightly-colored soliders infiltrate enemy forces. Everyone here runs around menacingly, and bullets are a bit slower than a housecat.

This movie is about a 2 second improvement to the previous version.

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

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

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


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

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

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

If you want to see the differences between this run and the obsoleted one, you can download a comparison video. You can also see this movie played back on an actual NES.


[Tier: Stars][Console-verified]NES Super Mario Bros. 2 (USA PRG0) "warpless" in 18:29.26 by Aglar & Andrewg.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Award - NES TAS of 2011
Warpless Super Mario Bros. 2 has been improved by 1:08.73 over the previous submission thanks to some astonishing new glitches.

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

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


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Super Mario Bros. 2 (USA) "princess only" in 08:29.57 by adelikat.
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Rating: 7.2 (36 votes)
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- Uses a suboptimal character
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
This is an improvement of 13.66 seconds over laughing_gas's princess-only run of Super Mario Bros. 2 (aka. Super Mario USA).

The concept for this run originated long ago because Princess was the only character not used in the normal run aiming for fastest overall time. Since then, improvements have removed Mario from that run as well. (In fact, Princess is the only character not used in the fastest warpless run either.)

This run played on a real NES


[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers][Console-verified]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG0) "warps" in 10:25.6 by Lord Tom, Mitjitsu, Tompa.
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Rating: 9.1 (42 votes)
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- Uses warps
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Genre: Platform
Ever since Morimoto published his legendary movie in mid-2003, the players at TASVideos have repeatedly made it faster and faster! Of course, there doesn't ever seem to be a stop for when it is fastest.

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

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[Tier: Moons][Console-verified][Has commentary]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG0) "game end glitch" in 02:54.98 by Lord Tom & Tompa.
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Submission #4288 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.5 (13.5 votes)
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- Major skip glitch
- Final boss skip glitch
- Executes arbitrary code
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Genre: Platform
Super Mario Bros 3 is a very famous game for the NES. There are normally two main ways to beat it: the quick way using warp whistles to skip worlds, and the longer way which goes through all the worlds. However, thanks to some esoteric memory corruption involving glitched pipe travel, it's possible to jump right into the princess's room in under three minutes! Bowser is never seen in this run at all.

This run gets to World 7-1 as quickly as possible to perform the glitch, and some unusual moves are done with enemy spawns and positions to get the glitch to work. See the authors' comments for some more details. There are also author subtitles provided with the emulator movie file and primary encode to explain some of the key differences in this run.

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


[Tier: Stars][Console-verified]NES Tetris (USA) "playaround" in 02:17.36 by Baxter.
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- Playaround
- Demonstration
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Puzzle
To the average player, Tetris is a fast-paced action/puzzle blend where reflexes become a huge factor as pieces pile up and speed increases dramatically. For one with perfect reflexes, however, it's no longer a challenge of 'where does the next piece go to make lines / avoid piling up?' so much as 'where can I put the next piece to make things look the most interesting?'.

This run exemplifies that philosophy, exploiting the ability to manipulate the next piece that appears to the fullest in the service of creating a pattern which would be nigh impossible to duplicate in real world conditions.

If you thought that TASing was only about speed, look no further than this example to prove otherwise.

This run played on a real NES


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Tetris (USA) "Mode B" in 00:38.85 by Baxter.
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Puzzle
This movie completes the B-mode of Tetris at level 19-5. Its goal is to clear all blocks from the screen upon the final line cleared (known as a "Bravo" in some games). And of course it aims to do this as fast as possible.

Note: The author manipulates luck by pressing up+left+right to slow down the block's falling speed.

This run played on a real NES


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

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

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

For the record, this is the fastest speed the NES game is capable of. For more extreme Tetris fun, please see movies from Arika Online.
There's some really awesome stuff there. (Click to download - 14 MB)

This run played on a real NES


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES The Legend of Zelda (USA PRG0) "all items" in 32:16.98 by TASeditor.
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- 100% completion
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
The Legend of Zelda (ゼルダの伝説) is an adventure game that needs no introduction to most NES players.

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

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

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[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES The Legend of Zelda (USA PRG0) "Swordless Challenge" in 25:13.92 by Baxter.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
Of all the challenging ways to play Legend of Zelda that people have attempted on a NES console, one of the most famous is the "swordless" challenge. In this challenge, the player must beat all of the game, up until the final boss Ganon, without using a sword. It is not possible to damage Ganon without a sword however, so many swordless runs reach Ganon's room to die there.

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

This is a 86-second improvement over the previous movie by jprofit22.

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


[Tier: Stars][Console-verified]NES The Legend of Zelda (USA PRG0) in 22:38.13 by Baxter & jprofit22.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
The Legend of Zelda (ゼルダの伝説) is an adventure game that needs no introduction to most NES players.

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 fifth The Legend of Zelda TAS at this site (not counting the alternate movies), and is ~85 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][Console-verified]NES The Legend of Zelda (USA PRG0) "2nd quest" in 24:59.83 by Baxter & Morrison.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Second quest/Post game-completion
- Uses a level password
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
The second quest of The Legend of Zelda is what you get by having completed the game once. It is more difficult than the first quest.

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

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

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[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Wizards & Warriors II: Ironsword (USA) in 08:28.73 by Scubed.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
The valiant knight Kuros, who has now grown eyeballs on the outside of his helmet, must again fight off the evil wizard Malkil. This task is accomplished mainly by finding an artifact in every level, giving it to a corresponding oversized animal to get into the level boss' lair, and promptly beating him up.

This run played on a real NES


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Wizards & Warriors III: Kuros: Visions of Power (USA) in 17:27.95 by Ferret Warlord & Dacicus.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
The third game in the Wizards & Warriors series. Having been tricked out of his victory in the previous game, Kuros once again returns to do battle on evil and pretend he will marry every princess he meets.

There is some major sequence-breaking going on in this movie. Only 6 out of the 9 supposedly mandatory quests are cleared, meaning the author has to find original ways of passing obstacles he's not supposed to pass.

The ending of this game is epilepsy-inducing.

This particular movie is an updated version of the second TAS, with Malkil beaten with some magic not even the game programmers knew about.

The first 17 minutes are identical to the previous version, and were played by Ferret Warlord. The Malkil battle was played by Dacicus.

You can also see this run played on a real NES here.


[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Wrath of the Black Manta (USA) in 09:52.51 by MESHUGGAH.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform

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