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Total movies: 252


[Tier: Vault]A2600 Adventure (USA) in 00:31.97 by TehSeven.
Bizhawk movie (.bkm) (date: 2012-12-31)
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Submission #3796 — Author's comments
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Rating: 4.1 (10.5 votes)
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- Genre: Adventure
Adventure is a first-party game released in 1979 for the Atari 2600. The goal of the game is to find the enchanted chalice and return it to the gold castle while avoiding the three dragons guarding it. It was the first action-adventure game, and also the first game to have an inventory, a continue system, and a widely-known Easter egg.

The author, TehSeven, ignores the fearsome dragons and breezes through the maze, finishing the quest in a little over half a minute.


[Tier: Vault]A2600 Bobby is Going Home (Europe) in 01:16.13 by Lollorcaust.
Bizhawk movie (.bkm) (date: 2012-12-21)
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Submission #3739 — Author's comments
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Rating: 3.8 (10.5 votes)
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- Genre: Platform
Bobby is Going Home is a simple platform game developed by Bit Corporation and released in 1983. The goal of the game is to guide a boy named Bobby through diving hawks, dashing chickens, tricky pits, thorny rosebushes, and deadly sinkholes to the safety of his home.

Lollorcaust makes this game look easy as he marches Bobby straight through the dangerous obstacles and gets him home as soon as he can.


[Tier: Vault]A2600 Phoenix (JPN/USA) in 00:18.15 by Lollorcaust.
Bizhawk movie (.bkm) (date: 2012-12-26)
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Submission #3753 — Author's comments
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Rating: 4.5 (12.5 votes)
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- Genre: Shooter
A fixed shooter game for the Atari 2600, where you must fight bird-like enemies and an alien in a giant spaceship.

This movie completes one full round.


[Tier: Vault]A2600 Raiders of the Lost Ark (USA) in 01:34.6 by adelikat.
Bizhawk movie (.bkm) (date: 2012-11-21)
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Submission #3724 — Author's comments
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Rating: 3.9 (9 votes)
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- Genre: Adventure
Raiders of the Lost Ark for Atari 2600 is the first ever movie licensed video game. To complete the game, Indiana Jones must find the titular Ark - resemblance to the movie is limited aside from this.

In this movie, adelikat finds the Lost Ark of the Covenant in a record-breaking 1:34.59. For details on how he did it, read the author's comments.


[Tier: Vault]A2600 Space Invaders (USA) in 00:17.67 by TASeditor.
Bizhawk movie (.bkm) (date: 2012-12-21)
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Submission #3742 — Author's comments
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Rating: 3.2 (12 votes)
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- Single level
- Genre: Shooter
Atari version of the classic Space Invaders, where you fight to defend your planet from a rectangular array of descending aliens. TASeditor clears one wave of aliens systematically.

[Tier: Vault]A2600 Superman (USA) in 00:11.42 by jlun2.
Bizhawk movie (.bkm) (date: 2012-12-21)
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Submission #3728 — Author's comments
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Rating: 2.8 (11.5 votes)
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- Major skip glitch
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
From Wikipedia:

The player(s) takes control of the DC Comics character Superman, who must repair the bridge destroyed by Lex Luthor, capture Luthor and his criminal underlings, enter a phonebooth to turn back into Clark Kent, then return to the Daily Planet in the shortest amount of time. To slow Superman's progress, Kryptonite has been released by Luthor. If hit by Kryptonite, Superman loses his abilities to capture criminals and fly. To regain them, he must find and kiss Lois Lane.

However, jlun2 uses a pause demo glitch to warp to the end. That is all.


[Tier: Moons]Arcade Castle of Dragon (USA) in 02:35.85 by nitrogenesis.
Final Burn Alpha movie (.fbm) (date: 2012-08-21)
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Submission #3676 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.5 (12.5 votes)
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- One player in a multiplayer game
- Forgoes time-saving death
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
Castle of Dragon, known as Dragon Unit (ドラゴンユニット) in Japan, is an obscure arcade game about a castle with a dragon in it. Perhaps it's not the most original sounding game; but it does have nudity, gratuitous violence, and Engrish to make up for it. The action is very fast paced, and with the help of TAS skills, the dragon master is dispatched quicker than a hard boiled egg.

We also have a movie of the NES version.


[Tier: Moons]Arcade Ghosts 'n Goblins in 06:27.17 by FerretWarlord.
Final Burn Alpha movie (.fbm) (date: 2012-01-25)
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Submission #3421 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.5 (12.5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Ghosts 'n Goblins (1986) (known in Japanese as魔界村 makaimura, "Demon World Village") begins with a normal scene: a half-naked knight is on a date in a graveyard with a princess. Suddenly, a demon appears and abducts the princess! The knight quickly suits up and makes rapid progres (sic) through the demon world in an attempt to rescue his royal girlfriend.

This run of the original arcade game completes the first cycle 1:55.96 faster than the previous run of the NES port, but the game engines are so different that a comparison between the two times doesn't make any sense. Reaching the end credits requires a second run-through of the game which would be identical to the first run-through; this is omitted in this run.


[Tier: Moons]Arcade Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter (JPN) in 21:05.05 by SDR.
Final Burn Alpha movie (.fbm) (date: 2012-06-03)
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Submission #3615 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.2 (13.5 votes)
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- Playaround
- 2 Players
- Genre: Fighting
Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter is the 4th Capcom fighting game to incorporate characters licensed from the Marvel Comics universe. It is in many ways a direct sequel to X-Men vs. Street Fighter, featuring many of the same characters and the same tag-team gameplay. It was well-received and paved the way for the Marvel vs. Capcom series.

In this playaround, the author shows many different characters, sometimes controlling both 1P and 2P, sometimes against the CPU. Infinite combos, glitches, and strange situations appear non-stop. A number of the glitches and techniques are detailed in the author's comments.


[Tier: Stars]Arcade Marvel vs. Capcom (Europe) in 25:37.7 by SDR.
Final Burn Alpha movie (.fbm) (date: 2012-09-03)
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Submission #3685 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.4 (12 votes)
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- Playaround
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Fighting
Award - Exotic platforms TAS of 2012
Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes is a 1998 Arcade fighting game developed by Capcom. It continues the lineage of Capcom fighting games featuring characters from Marvel comics, and is the game that paved the way for the hugely successful Marvel vs. Capcom 2.

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


[Tier: Vault]Arcade Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters (USA) in 04:48.05 by Marx.
Final Burn Alpha movie (.fbm) (date: 2012-10-25)
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Submission #3718 — Author's comments
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Rating: 4.8 (11 votes)
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Fighting
Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters is the direct sequel to Mega Man: The Power Battle. Like its predecessor, this arcade-only game does away with the levels of the classic Mega Man games and instead pits you against Robot Master after Robot Master. The game features four characters and three game modes to choose from, with different Robot Masters to fight in each mode.

For this run, Marx runs the "Search for Wily!" mode with 2 players at once, using both Mega Man and Proto Man to defeat each robot faster than just 1 player could. Though the battles are speedy, the brief waiting periods after each match allow some time for entertainment.


[Tier: Moons]Arcade Street Fighter Alpha 3 (USA) "Rose Dhalsim Dramatic Battle" in 05:21.45 by error1.
Final Burn Alpha movie (.fbm) (date: 2012-03-22)
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Submission #3349 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.9 (9.5 votes)
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- Playaround
- 2 Players
- Uses a level password
- Genre: Fighting
Dramatic battle is a special mode in the Street Fighter Alpha games that allows both players to fight on the same side. As in the previous movie, error1 again uses this mode to show a variety of entertaining combos with Rose and Dhalsim.

Note: See this post for an explanation about why this movie obsoletes the Street Fighter Zero 2 Alpha one.


[Tier: Moons]Arcade The King of Fighters 2001 in 07:12.25 by x2poet.
Final Burn Alpha movie (.fbm) (date: 2012-02-29)
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Submission #3418 — Author's comments
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Rating: 5.7 (15.5 votes)
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- Playaround
- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Fighting
In this first publication from the King of Fighters series, x2poet uses the game's female characters to swiftly humiliate their opponents, showing off multiple combos and AI manipulation along the way.

[Tier: Moons]Coleco Jumpman Junior (USA) in 04:48.58 by adelikat.
Bizhawk movie (.bkm) (date: 2012-12-13)
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Submission #3778 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.0 (15.5 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Puzzle
Jumpman Junior is a game developed by Randy Glover, who described it as a "lite" version of Jumpman containing 12 levels for users without disk drives. In it, you need to defuse all of the bombs placed on Jupiter by terrorists. To do this, you must climb up ladders, touch the vines, and, of course, jump.

adelikat, in the site's first ColecoVision run ever, completes this game in 4:48.58 by jumping through walls, abusing deaths, and moving very fast.

Note: The character should not be confused with Mario, who was originally named Jumpman. Interestingly enough, Glover cited Donkey Kong as inspiration for this game. It is not known whether the naming is a coincidence or not.


[Tier: Vault]DOS Avoid the Noid (USA) in 03:33.52 by turska & Ilari.
JPC-RR movie (.jrsr) (date: 2012-11-02)
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Rating: 6.1 (15.5 votes)
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Avoid the Noid is a platform computer game for the Commodore 64 and MS-DOS, written in 1989 to promote Domino's Pizza. It was modeled after the company's ad campaign during the late 1980s. The ads featured a "noid" that destroyed pizzas and must be avoided.

The protagonist must traverse a 30-story building and deliver the pizza within 30 minutes. Colorful rabbits armed with booby traps, phone bombs, rocket launchers and bomber planes that drop water balloons seek to prevent the delivery.

Partners in crime turska & Ilari deliver the pizza in a record-breaking 03:33.52, or 7:42.00 according to the ingame clock. For details on how they did it, read the authors' commentary.


[Tier: Vault]DOS Castle Adventure (USA) in 00:19.45 by Ilari & Truncated.
JPC-RR movie (.jrsr) (date: 2012-11-10)
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Submission #3678 — Author's comments
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Rating: 5.3 (18 votes)
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- Genre: Adventure
Castle Adventure is a game made in 1984 about a cloverleaf person trapped in a deserted castle with monsters roaming around. You have to find a way to escape the castle by searching for clues.

You move around with the arrow keys. If you manage to find a weapon, you can attack enemies by simply moving into them. Similarily, you can pick up objects on the ground by moving into them. You can also type in commands such as "LOOK DESK", "TAKE KEY", "READ BOOK", and "DROP FLASK". There are treasures to be found and monsters to be slain in order to increase your score.

In this TAS, Ilari & Truncated clear the game in a blindingly fast 19.45 seconds utilizing subframe optimization and rapid keyboard-twisting input. For details, read the authors' comments.

The run is so fast that the emulator can't draw all of the game's video output, so the downloadable encodes are made with a hacked version of the emulator that draws all of them.


[Tier: Vault]DOS Commander Keen 1: Marooned on Mars (v1.31) in 03:40.7 by turska.
JPC-RR movie (.jrsr) (date: 2012-05-11)
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Submission #3593 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.4 (13.5 votes)
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- Genre: Platform
Commander Keen 1: Marooned on Mars started the iconic game series. In this episode, aliens from the planet Vorticon VI find out about the eight year-old genius and plan his destruction. While Keen is out exploring the mountains of Mars, the Vorticons steal vital parts of his ship and take them to distant Martian cities! Keen must wrest the parts back from their wicked, clawed hands.

In this run, the author takes back what is Keen's without firing shots at any organic lifeform. Reading the author's comments is recommended.


[Tier: Moons]DOS Commander Keen 2: The Earth Explodes (v1.31) in 04:59.79 by turska.
JPC-RR movie (.jrsr) (date: 2012-05-03)
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Rating: 7.5 (11 votes)
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Platform
Commander Keen 2: The Earth Explodes (1990) is the second game in the Commander Keen saga. In it, the Vorticon mothership intends to destroy Earth, and only eight-year old Billy Blaze, as Commander Keen, can save us.

Here the author beats back the Vorticon invasion in slightly under 5 minutes, leaving one to wonder why we here on Earth bother with military defense at all. It's not quite that easy though; reading the author's comments is recommended to understand the planning and manipulation required for Keen to waltz by Vorticon after Vorticon.

If you enjoy this movie, check out these other Commander Keen TASes, all by the same author.


[Tier: Moons]DOS Commander Keen 4: Secret of the Oracle (v1.0) in 10:28.28 by turska.
JPC-RR movie (.jrsr) (date: 2012-02-24)
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Submission #3467 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.6 (14 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
Commander Keen 4: Secret of the Oracle (1991) is a part of the popular Commander Keen saga, developed by id Software, and is the first episode of Commander Keen in Goodbye Galaxy.

Several months after the freeing the Vorticons from Mortimer McMire, Commander Keen (Billy Blaze) finds out that an unknown race called the Shikadi are planning to destroy the Milky Way. He sets course towards Gnosticus IV on a quest to discover their location with the Oracle's aid. Upon arrival, he discovers that the Shikadi have captured the Council Members. In order to save the universe, Keen must fly to the Shadowlands and rescue them.

Using a series of tricks listed in the submission text, Keen reaches the ending in a mere 10 minutes.

Be sure to also watch the exciting conclusion to Goodbye Galaxy.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]DOS Commander Keen 5: The Armageddon Machine (v1.4) in 02:02.46 by turska.
JPC-RR movie (.jrsr) (date: 2012-03-03)
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Submission #3478 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.7 (11.5 votes)
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- Best ending
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Commander Keen 5: The Armageddon Machine (1991) is a part of the popular Commander Keen saga, developed by id Software. It is a direct continuation of the previous episode of Goodbye Galaxy, in which Commander Keen (Billy Blaze) has learned from the Oracle of Gnosticus IV that the evil Shikadi plan to blow up the galaxy with their doomsday device, the Omegamatic (It slices! It dices! It causes a 100,000 light year-diameter quantum explosion!). Naturally, he sets out to sabotage the machine and stop the Shikadi.

Using a series of glitches, Keen completes only four stages to get to the end game, only one of which takes any significant length of time, and destroys the Quantum Explosion Dynamo, the core of the Omegamatic in the impossibly short time of 2:02. In the process, he manages to inadvertently prevent the Shikadi from accomplishing their escape (though you have to watch the ending very closely to figure out that this has happened here).


[Tier: Moons]DOS Commander Keen 6: Aliens Ate My Baby Sitter! (v1.0) in 03:20.25 by turska.
JPC-RR movie (.jrsr) (date: 2012-04-03)
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Submission #3514 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.6 (12.5 votes)
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- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
Commander Keen 6: Aliens Ate My Baby Sitter is the final chapter in the Commander Keen saga. Eight-year old Billy Blaze, as Commander Keen, must save his babysitter from being eaten by Bloogs.

Commander Keen 6 is also the third Keen game to get absolutely destroyed at TASVideos. Watch as Keen goes over, around, or through everything in his way to beat the entire game in a bit over three minutes. Reading the author's comments is recommended, and probably mandatory if you want to know what happened.


[Tier: Vault]DOS Mario & Luigi (freeware) in 03:22.98 by Ilari.
JPC-RR movie (.jrsr) (date: 2012-11-11)
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Submission #2871 — Author's comments
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Rating: 4.5 (15.5 votes)
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- Genre: Platform
Mario & Luigi for MS-DOS is an independent game created by aspiring coder Mike Wiering in 1994. Although it's limited in some ways, the game is reasonably solid and shows decent smooth-scrolling graphics for a 25MHz 486.

Here, veteran DOS TASer Ilari uses tricks requiring exacting precision to squeeze every last millisecond out of this 6 level game.


[Tier: Moons]DS Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (USA) "Julius, in bounds" in 19:20.63 by Cpadolf.
DeSmuME movie (.dsm) (date: 2012-07-28)
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Submission #3660 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.2 (9.5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Second quest/Post game-completion
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (2005), the first installment of Castlevania on Nintendo DS, is a direct sequel to GBA hit Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow.

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

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


[Tier: Moons]DS Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (USA) "all souls" in 35:08.59 by Kriole.
DeSmuME movie (.dsm) (date: 2012-12-12)
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Submission #3780 — Author's comments
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Rating: 9.2 (18 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
Award - Lucky TAS of 2012
Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (2005), the first installment of Castlevania on the Nintendo DS, is a direct sequel to GBA hit Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow. In it, Soma Cruz continues to cultivate his unhealthy obsession with collecting the souls of his enemies.

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

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

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


[Tier: Moons]DS Castlevania: Portrait Of Ruin (USA) "all bosses" in 25:19.52 by mtbRc.
DeSmuME movie (.dsm) (date: 2012-07-25)
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Submission #3657 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.8 (9.5 votes)
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- 100% completion
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Major skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
The second Castlevania title released on Nintendo DS after Dawn of Sorrow, this game is a direct sequel to Bloodlines on Sega Genesis. Dracula rises from the dead yet again (cue groan), and it's up to Jonathan Morris, helped out by Charlotte Aulin, a powerful mage student, to defeat him.

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


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

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]DS Mega Man ZX Advent (JPN) "100%" in 1:33:22.76 by hellagels & red-crowned-crane.
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Mega Man ZX Advent is the second game in the Mega Man ZX series. What's so different between the classic series and ZX Advent? First, you get to choose between a male (Grey) and a female (Ashe) character. Then, instead of stealing weapons from the bosses, the player steals the boss itself! Instead of switching between weapons, the player switches between forms using the Biometal Model A. Finally, the player has less freedom to pick the stages of his choice.

In this run, hellagels and red-crowned-crane collect all secret disks, life ups, BM upgrades and sub tanks, achieving a 100% completion rate.


[Tier: Vault]DS Myst (USA) in 01:07.16 by Scepheo.
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Myst is the epic puzzle game whose puzzles will take you hours to solve. Unless, of course, you know the answer. Although you'll encounter many brainmelting puzzles when normally playing through Myst, all the game really requires you to do is flip the eight switches around the island, get the blank page and bring it to Atrus.

One of the hardest things about this is the fireplace code which must be obtained in order to get access to Atrus. However, this being a TAS, the code is known and is entered in the most entertaining fashion the author could think of.


[Tier: Moons]DS New Super Mario Bros. (USA) "warpless" in 43:00.28 by Soig & WinEpic.
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes warps
- Genre: Platform
New Super Mario Bros. was released in 2006 for the Nintendo DS. It features your typical side-scrolling plumber, but in this case he comes with enhanced abilities, like wall jumping and doing flips.

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


[Tier: Stars]DS Sonic Colors (USA) in 26:37.8 by VanillaCoke.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
Sonic Colors (2010) is a fast-paced platform game for the Nintendo DS featuring Sega's mascot Sonic the Hedgehog. It makes good use of the dual screens, having Sonic freely zipping from screen to screen, and also features unique "wisp" powerups, which turn Sonic into various other fast-moving objects.

Here, VanillaCoke makes very good use of the superhuman speed and reactions of tool assistance to navigate Colors much faster than a human ever could. Sonic's motion is very carefully tracked at all times to ensure the fastest possible completion. You can read the author's comments for more information.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]DS Super Mario 64 DS (USA v1.0) in 09:50.64 by MKDasher & ALAKTORN.
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- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
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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: Vault]DS You Have to Burn the Rope DS (freeware) in 00:28.65 by Mro314.
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- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform
You Have to Burn the Rope is a very hard game. You have to burn the rope there.

More seriously, this is a Nintendo DS port of an intentionally trivial Flash game created by the Swedish student Kian "Mazapán" Bashiri. It was created as a satire, specifically to make fun of other games that limit the player's interaction by being easy, linear, or heavily controlled and jokingly ask at which point these games also cease to be games. -Bashiri

In this run, Mro314 uses a few tricks like corner boosting and jumping off of ledges to help him complete the game in the fastest time possible.


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

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


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]GBA Kirby & The Amazing Mirror (JPN v1.1) in 23:27.12 by MUGG.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
In another delightfully colorful Kirby game, Kirby is out taking a walk when a dark copy of Meta Knight appears, slices him into four different Kirbys (each having only a limited ability to inhale), breaks the mirror leading to the Mirror World, and scatters the eight pieces far and wide. To save the real Meta Knight and free Dream Land from great evil, the four Kirbys set out to traverse the maze and collect the pieces.

In this run, mugg utilizes a variety of different enemy abilities to help speed things along and improves his previous run by 2:44.40 minutes.


[Tier: Vault]GBA Mega Man Battle Chip Challenge (USA) "best ending" in 2:41:48.8 by mtvf1.
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- Best ending
- Genre: RPG
- Genre: Strategy
Mega Man Battle Chip Challenge is an offshoot of the Mega Man Battle Network series of Mega Man games. While not the most popular game in the series, it offers many opportunities for TASing, with lots of luck manipulation and route planning.

This run by mtvf1 plays through the game speedily and gets the best ending. See the author's comments for a detailed analysis of some of the strategies and routes used.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Metroid: Zero Mission (USA) "low%" in 34:42.27 by Cpadolf.
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- Low% completion
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Metroid: Zero Mission is a retelling of Metroid with new plot twists and updated gameplay.

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

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


[Tier: Moons]GBA Metroid Fusion (USA) "100%" in 1:35:19.3 by BioSpark.
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- 100% completion
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
After a major surgery, Samus's Power Suit has been reduced in appearance. To compensate, she decides to arm herself to the teeth with 250 missiles and more power bombs than she really needs. It's her favorite thing to do when sequence breaking isn't as feasible.

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

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


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

[Tier: Vault]GBA Monster House (USA) in 10:56.88 by jlun2.
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- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Adventure
Monster House is a 2006 animated film about a haunted house and three children trying to best it. The movie was reasonably successful; so like most successful movies, it got a spinoff game.

While it is not the most interesting game ever during normal play, Monster House becomes much more interesting when it's thoroughly broken. Here, the author uses an out of bounds glitch to break the game, allowing for quite a bit of time saving.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Mr. Driller 2 (USA) "Time Attack" in 07:28.8 by Kyman.
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Genre: Puzzle
Mr. Driller 2 is a fast-paced puzzle game where you have to drill to the bottom of the level within a fixed time limit.

In this run, the author drills through the ten time attack courses in slightly under seven and a half minutes. Furthermore, he aims primarily for in-game time, as it adds to the entertainment value and adds also to the strategy, as there are time bonuses in this mode which subtract time.

This is an improvement of 4.76 seconds over the previous publication, with the improvement coming from better routes and better optimization.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Sonic Advance (USA) "Sonic, no Ultraspindash" in 13:17.22 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
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
In this run of Sonic Advance, the author doesn't take advantage of the game-destroying spindash glitch featured in the normal run. It goes somewhat slower because of this, but new inventive solutions are used to get through each act, and the result is still much faster than any oversized ferret ought to be moving.

There are two encodes for this movie: The first is a standard encode, whereas the second encode shows two screens: the screen on the left is the unmodified gameplay, and the screen on the right is from a hack which keeps Sonic in the center of the screen more often. (Note that this hack has no effect on the actual gameplay, only on the watcher's viewing experience.)


[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]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.


[Tier: Vault]GBA Super Mario Advance 2: Super Mario World (USA) in 10:07.98 by Masterjun.
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- Genre: Platform
Super Mario Advance 2 is the port of Super Mario World to the Gameboy Advance. While similar to the original game in many respects, there are some subtle differences that matter for tool assisted runs. A detailed rundown of tricks and level by level commentary can be found in the author's comments.

[Tier: Moons]GBA Tekken Advance (USA) "Tag Battle" in 07:38.97 by AKheon.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Fighting
Tekken Advance appears to be a good handheld port of the original arcade and PSX series, maintaining the Tekken spirit and physics despite the omission of some moves and characters.

AKheon plays around with another fighting game and, as always, succeeds in creating something impressive. This movie plays the game's unique Tag Battle mode, which allows the player to use 3 characters for each fight and switch between them at any time.


[Tier: Moons]GBA The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (USA) "Palace of Four Swords" in 05:16.73 by Tompa & Yuzuhara_3.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
It would be pointless to describe The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past here, because this run has little to do with the game itself. Using glitches exclusive to the GBA version, Link rips a hole in the space-time-continuum, enters the Palace of the Four Swords, and finishes the game in just over 5 minutes.

This run improves the previous publication by 21.16 seconds, primarily through a new trick that ends input early, using buggy boomerangs to finish off the Dark Links.


[Tier: Moons]GBA The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (USA) in 28:18.78 by jlun2.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
This is a game unusually suited for a run for a game based on a movie based on a (famous) TV series. While the game follows the movie's plot quite closely, the author manages to make it look almost incomprehensible thanks to sheer speed in glitching through the stages.

This is an improvement of 1:26.53 minute over the previous published run by the same author.


[Tier: Moons]GBA The Wild (USA) in 28:39.05 by TASeditor.
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- Genre: Platform
The Wild is the movie tie-in game for the Disney animated film of the same name. While the movie was not well received, the game fares better, with lions and squirrels milling around the most unlikely of places at high speed. Look out for flying squirrels and wall-zipping lions!

[Tier: Vault]GBA Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow (USA) in 53:17.47 by FractalFusion.
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- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Strategy
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow is the second game in the Splinter Cell series. Unlike its predecessor, you have to pay some heed to the stealth system. This leads to more creative solutions to many levels. The author's comments contain many details about the gameplay and routes chosen.

[Tier: Vault]GBA Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 (USA) in 05:05.2 by Noodlez.
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- Genre: Sport
The Tony Hawk skateboarding series makes its debut on the Game Boy Advance with this adaptation of the second Pro Skater game.

Gameplay is similar to the original console game. The levels have been adapted from the console version for the two dimensional isometric perspective; one is even taken from the original Tony Hawk's Pro Skater.


[Tier: Vault]GBC Dragon Warrior Monsters (JPN v1.0) in 30:36.72 by tetora_X.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Enix decided to hop on the monster collection/battling bandwagon with Dragon Warrior Monsters, in which the main character, Terry, makes friends with various monsters from previous Dragon Warrior games so he can win the Starry Night Tournament and rescue his sister.

This movie is 7:46.48 faster than the previous version. Some time is saved by using the (JPN) version over the (USA) version, but much more time is gained through heavy bot-assisted luck manipulation. Reading the author's comments is recommended.


[Tier: Vault]GBC Dragon Warrior Monsters 2: Tara's Adventure (JPN) in 58:25.63 by tetora_X.
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Dragon Warrior Monsters 2, originally titled Dragon Quest Monsters 2 (ドラゴンクエストモンスターズ) is the second game in the Dragon Quest series spin-off, Dragon Quest Monsters. Like its predecessor, it revolves around taming and training monsters from the Dragon Quest universe to do your fighting for you.

What is normally a long RPG has been significantly shortened from the use of glitches to skip content; a full listing is available in the author's comments.


[Tier: Vault]GBC Keitai Denjuu Telefang: Speed Version (JPN) in 07:12.5 by jlun2 & MisterChess.
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- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Keitai Denjū Telefang (携帯電獣テレファング) is a series of video games produced by Smilesoft and published by Natsume. The games are monster-battling games, where the player contacts various creatures using a cell phone-like device called a D-Shot in order to get them to battle the foes he or she will encounter. The name of the series derives from Keitai, which is Japanese for "cell phone," since phoning creatures is an integral part of the game, and "fang," to symbolize the various beasts involved.

This movie improves its predecessor by more than a half of a minute. Significant glitching is used; you will likely have to read the authors' comments to understand what's going on.


[Tier: Vault]GBC The Emperor's New Groove (USA) in 08:25.03 by RachelB.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
The Emperor's New Groove is the companion game for the Disney movie of the same name. The game takes place after Emperor Kuzco has been turned into a llama, and your goal is to guide llama-Kuzco back to his palace in order to change him back to a human.

Although this is a relatively simple platformer, Kuzco's llama form requires careful attention to fully optimize move speed.


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

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


[Tier: Vault]GB Boomer's Adventure in Asmik World (USA) in 39:14.17 by MattyXB.
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- Genre: Puzzle
Boomer must traverse the 8-story Tower of Zoozoon to defeat the dark lord Zoozoon himself. By digging, trapping enemies, and finding useful items such as keys and roller skates, he can regain control of ASMIK World from the clutches of the evil Zoozoon.

[Tier: Vault]GB Buster Brothers (USA) in 11:25.21 by p4wn3r.
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- Genre: Puzzle
Buster Brothers, also known as Pang, is a well-known series of puzzle games. This is the first release of the series, ported to the Game Boy. The Author decided to pick the GB version for TASing because the levels are simpler, which makes the run shorter and easier to optimize.

The plot is rather simple. Some "bubbles" are attacking the Earth and you must travel across the world busting them. The game has 50 stages divided into 17 locations: Mt. Fuji, Mt. Keirin, Emerald Temple, Australia, Taj Mahal, Leningrad, Paris, London, Barcelona, Athens, Egypt, Kenya, New York, Maya, Antartica and Easter Island. It offers the option to start from Leningrad and thus skip 18 levels. However, p4wn3r ignored this and went through all the levels to show the entire game.


[Tier: Vault]GB Catrap (USA) in 59:21.57 by MattyXB.
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- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Puzzle
Catrap is a platform/puzzle game where a boy and girl work through a series of 100 puzzles. This breaks a curse and returns them to human form. Completing each level involves climbing ladders and moving blocks so that each enemy can be defeated. A rewind function is present for trail+error attempts to get to the solutions. But that feature isn't needed here.

This run makes clever use of the switch mechanics. Switch can't be used immediately after defeating an enemy, so other actions are performed while the enemy falls off the screen. Attacking from the ladder is slightly faster, the author uses this and other similar tricks to help save time.


[Tier: Moons]GB Final Fantasy Adventure (USA) "warpless" in 1:32:55.97 by Atomnium.
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- Forgoes time-saving damage
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Genre: Action
- Genre: RPG
Final Fantasy Adventure is the first game in the Seiken Densetsu (聖剣伝説) series, a series best known for the Super Nintendo game Secret of Mana. It plays similarly to The Legend of Zelda, with some Final Fantasy elements added.

This run by Atomnium forgoes warps so as to show off more of the game. It also improves upon the previous run by 13.46 seconds thanks to improved manipulation and strategies.


[Tier: Moons]GB Fortified Zone (USA) in 09:38.57 by TASeditor.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
Fortified Zone follows heroes Masato Kanzaki and Mizuki Makimura as they infiltrate a... fortified zone.

The gameplay is much more interesting though. The author fully utilizes the ability to switch between the two characters on the fly. Weapons are fired very precisely, and some interesting glitching is used to skip parts of the first two levels.


[Tier: Vault]GB Gargoyle's Quest: Ghosts'n Goblins (USA/Europe) in 22:38.72 by Jigwally.
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- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
Gargoyle's Quest is another platform game made by Capcom, where you play as Firebrand, a gargoyle predestined to become the Red Blaze and take down King Breager.

This run is an improvement of 2:17.88 minutes over the previous movie. The improvement comes from more optimization, different routes, and better lag management.

Reading the author's comments is highly recommended.


[Tier: Vault]GB Mortal Kombat 3 (USA) in 07:18.49 by Thevlackdemonn2294.
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Genre: Fighting
In this low quality port of a very popular arcade game, Thevlackdemonn2294 speeds through the game as fast as possible. No second round is ever fought, as it it glitched past, except for Shao Kahn, the final boss.

[Tier: Moons]GB Popeye 2 (USA) in 11:27.92 by nitrogenesis.
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- Genre: Platform
Popeye 2, sequel to Popeye, is a Game Boy platformer featuring the cartoon character Popeye the Sailor. The game follows Popeye (and his punching arm) as he ruins Brutus's day, again.

Some delicate control is required to move through the levels without losing speed; in particular, watch for the precise manipulation in the underwater levels.

Eat spinach with every meal!


[Tier: Moons]GB Super Mario Land (any v1.0) in 12:08.75 by MUGG.
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- Aims for maximum score
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
Aside from Tetris, Super Mario Land is probably the most well-known cartridge for the original Game Boy. It features a marked departure from traditional Mario enemies and themes, including Sphinxes, seahorses, fists emerging from pipes, Egyptian-themed levels, Chinese-themed levels and UFO-themed levels.

This publication improves on the previous one by 4.33 seconds from a new trick that allows Mario to warp around the screen on auto-scrolling levels as well as a new strategy used to end the mandatory bonus game after each world quicker.

If you enjoyed this movie, be sure to see hard mode.


[Tier: Moons]GB Tetris (World v1.1) in 00:26.3 by Baxter.
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Puzzle
Tetris is a puzzle game originally designed and programmed by Alexey Pajitnov. This Game Boy port was included with every system sold, resulting in the game becoming hugely popular.

This run by Baxter completes Mode B at level "9 heart" as fast as possible.


[Tier: Vault]GB The Addams Family (USA) "warp glitch" in 01:35.78 by nitrogenesis.
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- Major skip glitch
- Genre: Platform
An awful lawyer named Tully has kicked The Addams Family out of their house, so it's up to Gomez to throw knives in his face.

Using a glitch that allows the player to warp to the last level, the game is completed in under 2 minutes.

This is an improvement of 8.66 seconds over the previous movie. Much of the improvement comes from Gomez using a new route that involves walking on the ceiling.


[Tier: Moons]GB The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (USA v1.0) in 03:48.55 by bobmario511.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening is a classic Game Boy Zelda adventure. Link must travel across the dream world of Koholint Island, collecting the 8 Instruments to wake the Wind Fish and go home after a terrible shipwreck.

bobmario511 (the author), however, decided collecting instruments for a one-man band was a waste of time, so he skipped all of that and went straight to the Wind Fish (with a pesky boss battle in the middle).

This is a 0.56 second improvement over the previous run. See the author's notes for more details.

If you liked this, be sure to also check out the Game Boy Color version (DX), which completes all the dungeons.


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

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

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

Spoiler: hover over the screenshot.


[Tier: Moons]GB Yuu Yuu Hakusho: Makai no Tobira (JPN) in 16:53.05 by jlun2.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
Yuu Yuu Hakusho: Makai no Tobira is the third installment of the Yuu Yuu Hakusho series for the Game Boy. This game is unique because, unlike the other games, this isn't a fighter. This is a side-scrolling action RPG.

jlun2, with some tricks explained in his submission text, beats the game in less than 17 minutes.


[Tier: Vault]Genesis Batman Forever (World) in 15:27.02 by Keirden.
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Fighting
- Genre: Platform
Based on the 1995 action movie, Batman Forever is a critically panned sidescrolling beat 'em up. 2 players can take control of Batman and his circus acrobat sidekick Robin to battle Two-Face and The Riddler and other standard lackeys. It combines the Mortal Kombat engine with a generic sidescroller.

Keirden uses both of the superheroes and rolls through the game in a speedy 15 minutes.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Chuck Rock II: Son of Chuck (USA) in 17:58.42 by Truncated.
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
Long after Chuck Rock rescues his significant other, they are married and have a son. In this game, Chuck is kidnapped, and it's up to his son to rescue him!

With the help of new tricks and more precise actions, Truncated has shaved 32.25 seconds off of the previous movie. See the author's comments for an explanation of the new tricks as well as detailed comments on the improvements made in each level.


[Tier: Vault]Genesis Death Duel (USA) in 08:24.73 by Trask.
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- Genre: Shooter
Death Duel is a side-scrolling first person shooter where the player controls a mech versus a set of nine other mechs. There is a bonus stage after each battle where the player must qualify for the next battle. The player has to purchase repairs, weapons and ammunition with the credits that are earned for destroying the enemy body parts and completing the rounds quickly.

In this run, Trask takes out the enemies mostly through well placed missiles and the more expensive homing missiles. At one point a missile is used to punch through a wall to open up a path for more missiles.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Gain Ground (USA/Europe) in 11:40.57 by oneeighthundred.
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- Uses death to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
Gain Ground is a game about robots killing cavemen and cavemen killing robots; or at least that's what it looks like. Don't worry too much about the plot. It's a fast paced overhead run-and-gun with characters and enemies from 5 different time periods. Originally an arcade game, this Genesis port has 10 extra levels in it.

In this TAS, both player characters are controlled and shots are precisely placed to defeat every enemy in every level at blinding speed. Many precise tricks are used; details and stage-by-stage rundowns are available in the author's comments.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis High Seas Havoc (USA) in 19:52.22 by philipptr.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
High Seas Havoc is essentially a Sonic game without the spin dash, wallzipping or any hedgehogs. Seals really are not as fast on land. But this one knows what he wants, for he is a pirate: Treasure!

In this movie, philipptr runs against all the hardships, enemies heads and bosses lives, all to get the treasure map and his beloved Bridget back.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (USA) in 06:40.03 by nitrogenesis.
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- Genre: Platform
In this cookie-cutter platformer based on the movie of the same name, watch as Kevin runs through levels sometimes doing unorthodox things like standing on toilet water to dodge the Wet Bandits and make it to his mom as fast as possible.

[Tier: Vault]Genesis Might and Magic: Gates to Another World (USA/Europe) in 06:15.33 by Dammit.
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- Pacifist version
- Uses warps
- Genre: RPG
Might and Magic II: Gates to Another World is an RPG with some amazingly grand scope. Levels up to 255, hp to 65535, +63 weapons, battles with 255 opponents, time travel, and characters dying of old age.

This run takes care of money problems by finding a nameless, glitched party member and taking all his stuff. Teleportation is used in some places it normally can't be by resting to reset the forbidden flag. Walking backwards is employed when it reduces screen draw time. Temple blessings are used rather than a cleric, and items are used instead of a sorcerer.


[Tier: Vault]Genesis Outrun (Japan/USA) in 04:25.73 by weatherton.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Racing
Outrun is a racing game where the player is presented with forks in the road. The left fork leads to an easier stage and the right fork leads to something more challenging. The camera travels along with the car rather than just presenting a birds eye view. Its designer, Yu Suzuki, describes it as a driving game rather than a racing game.

In this run weatherton uses a couple of tricks to speed things up. By quickly switching between high and low gear driving-off road is possible without slowing down. While using this trick the car stays a fixed distance from the road, making impossibly tight turns possible. The position, type and number of cars and the position of obstacles can be manipulated by horizontal position and the frame they load on. Proper timing of the accelerator allows for a turbo start. And revving a few frames before that adds a little bit more.


[Tier: Vault]Genesis Rolo to the Rescue (USA) in 09:04.55 by Aqfaq.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
Rolo to the Rescue is a platformer for the Genesis, starring an agile elephant, Rolo. Gameplay involves freeing animals from cages. Switching to the saved animals allows for different movement modes, which adds some puzzle elements. The overworld is assembled by getting pieces from clearing stages.

By herself, Rolo can only take one hit, but the animals she frees will take a hit then leave the group. Rolo is a perfectionist, anything less than 100% gets the bad ending, which is quite dark for a game that seems aimed at kids.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Sonic Spinball (USA) in 07:16.8 by Flip.
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- Genre: Action
Dr. Robotnik is at it again, and this time he's set up a Pinball Defense System inside a volcano. Fortunately, Sonic makes a good pinball and he easily infiltrates the system, recovering most of the chaos emeralds hidden within and making short work of the bosses.

This run is an improvement of 41.70 seconds over the previous movie. The improvements come from better optimization and some new time-saving maneuvers. Reading the author's comments is highly recommended.


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

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

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


[Tier: Vault]Genesis Starflight (USA,r0) in 02:52.45 by Aqfaq.
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- Genre: Strategy
Starflight puts the player into the captains seat and sets them free on a galaxy of 270 stars and 800 planets. This is an early example of a sand box game which leaves the player free to explore for minerals, locate habitable planets, upgrade the ship and crew, and interact with aliens. The eventual goal becomes stopping unusual solar flares in the region.

In this run Aqfaq already knows the cause of the flares and gets straight to business. He gets a better engine, plenty of fuel and uses the continuum fluxes to speed up travel as well. He locates the Black Egg and the Crystal Orb. Then uses them to blow up the Crystal Planet and save the galaxy.


[Tier: Vault]Genesis Street Smart (Japan/USA) in 03:32.88 by Aqfaq.
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- Genre: Fighting
Street Smart is a bad and short game. Aqfaq likes bad and short games.

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

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


[Tier: Vault]Genesis Superman (USA) in 15:38.27 by Highness.
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- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Superman is a game about a man of steel, in tights and underpants on the outside. Invulnerability, moving cars and planets, super-speed, superhuman intelligence - all of those would not be seen in this movie. It was probably made in the beginning of his career. Instead you can enjoy groovy music Sunsoft composers of those times were known for.

[Tier: Moons]Genesis Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 (USA) in 26:35.58 by Dark Noob & KSYLATRON.
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Fighting
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 is a classic fighting game that's been seen before at TASVideos. But, with each port comes a different set of bugs, and we wouldn't want to leave them out.

Here the authors break everything in sight, using both duel and cpu fights to show off as many glitches as possible. Try not to rip your heart out while watching this.


[Tier: Moons]Genesis Vectorman 2 (USA) in 08:35.58 by Cpadolf.
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Vectorman 2 is a somewhat darker sequel to the original game involving Vectorman, an "orbot" (robot made of orbs). In this game, Vectorman's sludge barge suddenly gets blasted by a missile. He escapes and ends up in a place infested by mutant insects led by the horrendous Black Widow Queen, whose plan is to take over the Earth and kill all humans, as expected.

This is an improvement of nearly 26 seconds over mmbossman's previous movie. Time savings come from better optimization, lag reduction, and a new trick that effectively allows triple jumping. The author's comments explain the improvements in greater detail.


[Tier: Vault]Genesis Wardner (USA) in 08:48.82 by maTO & Aqfaq.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
Wardner is a classical save-the-princess-platform released on arcade in 1987 and converted to Genesis in 1991. In NA arcade version of Wardner was known as Pyros.

[Tier: Vault]Genesis World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck (USA) in 18:47.73 by Mitjitsu.
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- Genre: Platform
World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck is a platformer where a player controls either Mickey or Donald, or two players can use them together co-operatively. In the game Mickey and Donald are magicians who can turn enemies into harmless objects with the flourish of their capes. Defeating bosses unlocks new spells, like a flying carpet and underwater breathing.

In this run Mitjitsu uses both characters at once. A number of jumping glitches are possible. Frame perfect jumps off springs can get to triple normal height. At the end of the cape flourish animation the game briefly assumes the player is on the ground. This can't be used to jump, but the other character can jump off their head.


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

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

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

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


[Tier: Vault]Lynx Gordo 106: The Mutated Lab Monkey (USA/Europe) in 08:37.54 by adelikat.
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- Genre: Platform
Gordo 106: The Mutated Lab Monkey follows a mutated monkey on a quest to rescue trapped animals from the evil N. Human. The game is incredibly difficult due to the enemies having huge hitboxes and dealing large amounts of damage with each hit.

In the first publication for the Atari Lynx, adelikat navigates through the game, running through the hordes of enemies instead of wasting time attempting to fight them, and beating it in the fastest time possible.


[Tier: Vault]MSX Antarctic Adventure (JPN) in 13:52.86 by Vampier.
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- Genre: Racing
Antarctic Adventure was released by Konami in 1983 for the MSX and was later ported to other platforms. You play as Penta, a penguin racing around Antarctica to different research stations while avoiding sea lions, breaks in the ice, and a time limit. The game was popular enough that it spawned a sequel, Penguin Adventure, and Penta became Konami's mascot for a time.

This run by Vampier makes one full round around Antarctica and finishes in just under 14 minutes.


[Tier: Vault]MSX Arsene Lupin the 3rd and the Castle of Cagliostro (JPN) in 07:15.86 by scrimpeh.
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Arsene Lupin the 3rd and the Castle of Cagliostro features a plot of hero saving his girlfriend from some evil forces...

The hero seems to have a sword sharp enough to apparently cut through solid wall to hit targets on the other side plus ability to fall through floors...


[Tier: Vault]MSX Penguin Adventure (JPN) in 15:29.51 by Vampier.
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
Penguin Adventure is a game about a penguin going on a journey to retrieve a special fruit to save the penguin princess.

Unfortunately, saving the princess takes more than just successful recovery of the fruit and raw speed, so this run gets the bad ending.


[Tier: Moons]N64 Bomberman 64 (JPN) in 23:38.55 by Nahoc.
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- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
Bomberman 64 (爆ボンバーマン Baku Bonbāman) is the first 3-D game within the Bomberman series. It also implements a different single-player mode by incorporating action-adventure and platforming stages, instead of arenas in which enemies or other elements must be destroyed.

This TAS is played on the Japanese version because of its shorter intro.

If you want to see more Bomberman goodness, we have plenty more Bomberman Movies. There is also a 100% run by zvsp.


[Tier: Moons]N64 Chameleon Twist (USA) in 11:04.37 by Nahoc.
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- Genre: Platform
The protagonist of this game is a blue chameleon named Davy who, upon following a rabbit (closely resembling the one from a Lewis Carroll book) into a magical hole in the ground, finds he has taken on a humanoid form.

Chameleon Twist has a total of 6 levels, of which only 4 need to be played through in order to reach the end.

This run is 11.33 seconds faster than the previous run thanks to a timesaver in the second candle room and a better fight against the last boss.


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

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


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

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

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[Tier: Vault]N64 Scooby-Doo! Classic Creep Capers (USA v1.0) in 24:25.3 by Swordless Link.
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- Genre: Adventure
Scooby-Doo! Classic Creep Capers is an adventure game released by THQ in 2000. The game follows Shaggy and Scooby through four different mysteries, and on their way, they are assisted by other Mystery Inc. members.

The game was critically panned due to the poor controls and camera angles, but Swordless Link still manages to make the game look fast and fluid. Read the submission text for more information on the tricks used.


[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.
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- 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.
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- 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.
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- 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]N64 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (JPN v1.0) "all dungeons, temples, & Ganon Trials" in 2:04:45.22 by Swordless Link.
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
In this TAS of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, the author aims to beat the game as quickly as possible while completing all dungeons, temples, and Ganon Trials. This goal is commonly referred to as "all temples", "all dungeons", or "MST (Medallions/Stones/Trials)".

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

This movie contains several new glitches and sequence breaks which allow for a much faster completion than were possible when the last run was made. Several large glitches in the game are not used in the run, such as those which allow the player to manipulate memory addresses to obtain items without physically picking them up. These are avoided because it would make the completion of any dungeon completely arbitrary; they can be seen in an old any% run.

Unlike the previous movie of this category, this TAS is played on the Japanese version of the game. The reason for this is that the text is significantly faster than in the English version, which means that far less time (roughly 12 minutes) is spent waiting for text boxes and cut scenes to end before getting back to the action. English subtitles were added to the encode for people interested in what was said.

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

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[Tier: Moons]N64 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater (USA) in 05:08.08 by Nahoc.
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- Genre: Sport
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater (1999) is the first entry in the Tony Hawk series of video games.

Nahoc improves his previous run by 1.55 seconds, thanks to better strategies in Skate Park Chicago and Burnside Portland.

If you want to see more skating action, watch his movie of the sequel and emu's run of the third game in the series.


[Tier: Moons]N64 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 (USA) in 05:18.72 by Nahoc.
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- Genre: Sport
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 (2000) is the second entry in the Tony Hawk series of video games. Unlike the first game, completed tasks result in cash rewards here.

In this run, Nahoc aims to reach the ending credits as fast as possible.

If you want to see more skating action, make sure to check the runs of the first and the third installments in the series.


[Tier: Moons]N64 Wildwaters Extreme Kayak (USA) in 01:30.93 by Swordless Link.
Mupen64 movie (.m64) (date: 2012-05-08)
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Single level
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Racing
Wildwaters (also known as "Extreme Kayak" and "X-Stream") is a cancelled racing game that was in development by Looking Glass Studios for the Nintendo 64 in 1998-1999. The project was announced at E3 1999 by the company's publisher, Ubisoft, while the studio was working on Destruction Derby 64 (released in the same year), but sadly it was discontinued the following year. The game features an engine with real waterflow physics on the river, an impressive feat on the N64.

In this run, Swordless Link completes the first level (the only playable one), using the fastest character and abusing rocks, walls, and everything in his path!


[Tier: Moons]N64 Yoshi's Story (USA) in 10:39.67 by bobmario511.
Mupen64 movie (.m64) (date: 2012-03-09)
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Rating: 7.7 (11 votes)
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- Uses a game restart sequence
- Genre: Platform
Yoshi's Story (1997), a loose follow-up to Yoshi's Island, tracks the adventures of the Yoshi clan as they attempt to reclaim the Super Happy Tree after it is stolen by Baby Bowser. This apparently involves eating copious amounts of fruit in an effort to find happiness for themselves.

Here, the Yoshis stuff their faces so quickly that one wonders if this is an adventure or an all-you-can-eat banquet.

This is an improvement of 20.53 seconds over the previous movie by Comicalflop thanks to several small improvements.


[Tier: Vault]NES Abadox (USA) in 15:30.03 by NecroVMX.
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Rating: 6.6 (6 votes)
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- Genre: Shooter
Abadox is a futuristic sidescrolling shooter developed by Natsume. A gigantic alien organism known as Parasitis has eaten the planet Abadox and everyone on it, including the planet's princess. With time running out, the galactic military sends their best fighter inside the alien to save her before she is digested.

In this run, NecroVMX provides plenty of entertainment during the autoscrolling sections while taking out the level-end bosses surprisingly quickly.


[Tier: Vault]NES Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Heroes of the Lance (USA) in 06:18.4 by Randil.
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Rating: 4.1 (10.5 votes)
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- Pacifist version
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
Heroes of the Lance is based on the first Dragonlance campaign and novel. The party journeys through the ruined city of Xak Tsaroth, face the ancient dragon Khisanth and retrieve the Disks of Mishakal. The interface is setup as a side scroller and only one member of the party is controlled at once.

In the run Randil blitzes through everything, not taking the time to kill or even hit any of the regular enemies. The spell being cast most of the time is Protection From Evil. This creates short term invulnerability and allows for jumping through enemies.


[Tier: Vault]NES Air Fortress (USA) in 41:08.37 by Tool23.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2012-11-22)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter
Air Fortress is a combination game: one half side scrolling shooter, and one half platformer. Since the shooter is an auto-scroller, the author elects to kill all enemies and collect all powerups in those stages, which is not that easy. In the platform stages, pure speed is the goal. More details are available in the author's comments.

[Tier: Vault]NES American Gladiators (USA) in 17:28.91 by x2poet.
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Rating: 4.4 (8.5 votes)
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- Genre: Sport
American Gladiators is a game based on the popular TV game show of the same name. Players get to test their speed, skill and strength against a trained team of ten "Gladiators", five male and five female.

In this run, X2poet plays through all seven events, using tool-assisted precision and some glitches to finish the game in just under 17 and a half minutes.


[Tier: Moons]NES A Nightmare On Elm Street (USA) in 13:25.57 by goofydylan8.
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Rating: 6.6 (7.5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
Everyone knows Freddy Krueger, who turns the peaceful dreams of people living on Elm Street into lethal nightmares. In this game, the teenager(s) must stay awake and combat Freddy's various forms while collecting his scattered bones so that they can be incinerated.

This movie is 1:05.98 faster than the previous version by Randil. This is accomplished by using 2 players, which allows for faster bone collection without losing time thanks to the excessive lag created by using 4 players (Displayed in the 4 Player run). For more details, please see the author's notes.


[Tier: Vault]NES Archon: The Light and the Dark (USA) in 01:10.0 by MESHUGGAH.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2012-12-13)
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Rating: 5.2 (6.5 votes)
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- Genre: Strategy

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