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Arcade TAS of 2017

[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]Arcade Metal Slug 3 (World) in 24:27.8 by zk547.
Final Burn Alpha movie (.fbm) (date: 2017-03-02)
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Rating: 9.2 (7 votes)
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- 2 Players
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Shooter
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In this entry of the popular Metal Slug series, the evil would-be dictator General Morden launches another attempt to take over the world - or so it seems on the surface; this game proves that Morden is no Dr Wily by having the true villains turn out to be something else entirely.

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

This run is faster than the predecessor movie by 2:41.75 minutes. Improvements come from using new strategies, using new tricks/glitches, and optimizing everything better.

Computer TAS of 2017

[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]DOOM Final Doom (unknown) "The Plutonia Experiment" in 12:53.28 by Clumsydoomer & 38_ViTa_38.
DooM demo (.lmp) (date: 2017-02-23)
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Submission #5372 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.9 (7 votes)
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Shooter
Award - Computer TAS of 2017
Final Doom is a Doom game that uses the engine, items, and characters from Doom II: Hell on Earth, distributed officially by id. It is meant as a sequel to the events of Doom II and includes two sets of levels, TNT: Evilution and The Plutonia Experiment.

This run by Clumsydoomer and 38_ViTa_38 beats The Plutonia Experiment using Skill 4, Ultra-Violence. This is the most common skill level used in the Doom speedrunning and TAS community.

This is an improvement of 1:12.69 over previous movie.

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

DS TAS of 2017

[Tier: Moons]DS Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin (USA) "all bosses" in 24:09.89 by mtbRc.
DeSmuME movie (.dsm) (date: 2017-12-22)
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Submission #5737 — Author's comments
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Rating: 9.1 (6 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
Award - DS TAS of 2017
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.

Exotic platforms TAS of 2017

[Tier: Moons]PCECD Final Zone II (USA) in 08:07.11 by Mothrayas.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2017-07-16)
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Rating: 7.4 (6 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Shooter
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Final Zone II is a top down shooter in which you control various soldiers throughout the game. The objective of the game is to fight an enemy army led by "ZOD", who is a mass murderer and killed some of your commando friends. There are several manga-style cutscenes in the game, all of which have been really cheesily dubbed to English. The game also features the "best" song to ever feature in a video game, that is, Momoco's theme (which you'll hear in Round 4).

Mothrayas defeats Ruman in record time.

If you want to see the game being riffed along with all the cutscenes, we recommend watching the videos by retsupurae:
Part 1
Part 2


[Tier: Moons]PCFX Chip-chan Kick! (JPN) in 11:38.26 by Mothrayas.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2017-09-11)
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Submission #5649 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.8 (6 votes)
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- 2 Players
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
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Chip-chan Kick! is a platformer game developed by Cybertech Custom and released in 1996 for the PC-FX, NEC's Japan-exclusive successor to the PC Engine, unsuccessful competitor to the Sony PlayStation and Sega Saturn, and NEC's last home video game console. It is an elimination platformer in the style of games such as Snow Bros., Bubble Bobble and Parasol Stars. The player characters, Chip and Chap, are stuck on a screen filled with enemies; by defeating them all, and collecting their powerups and bonus objects, they progress to the next screen with more enemies, and rinse and repeat.

Mothrayas uses both Chip and Chap to defeat Warbit in record time.

The official encodes include the player entry at the end.

This is the first ever PC-FX publication on this site.

First edition TAS of 2017

[Tier: Stars]PSX Rayman (USA) in 1:03:18.69 by scrimpeh & Got4n.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2017-04-12)
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Rating: 8.9 (9 votes)
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- 100% completion
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
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When a villain known only as Mr. Dark appears, trouble brews in Rayman's world. Mr. Dark captures the Toons - the source of light - and Rayman's friends. Without the light, evil creatures begin to roam, making the world unsafe for everyone. It's up to you, as Rayman, to free your friends and put an end to Mr. Dark's dastardly schemes!

Rayman is a side-scrolling platformer starring the titular Rayman, a big-nosed chap with no arms or legs. Rayman can jump and use his hair to hover for a short period of time. He can also attack by throwing his fists, or winding up his fists for a more powerful punch. He can occasionally find special powerups that grant him unlimited flying power, giving him the ability to navigate through tricky mazes.

scrimpeh and Got4n tear through this difficult game with a variety of glitches and physics exploits. For more details on how these glitches work, we recommend reading the authors' comments for information about this run.

Note that any% is the same as 100% for this game, as Rayman requires all the Toons to unlock the final battle with Mr Dark.


[Tier: Moons]N64 Donkey Kong 64 (USA) in 27:37.6 by RingRush.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2017-06-02)
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Submission #5376 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.9 (6.5 votes)
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- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Award - First edition TAS of 2017
Donkey Kong 64 is similar to Rareware's other Nintendo 64 platformer series, Banjo-Kazooie, but stars Donkey Kong and his friends from the Donkey Kong Country games. Several new features have been added to the game, like 3D graphics and the ability to change between different characters with different weapons and abilities.

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

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

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

Gameboy TAS of 2017

[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]GBC Pokémon: Yellow Version (USA/Europe) "arbitrary code execution" in 05:48.28 by MrWint.
lsnes movie (.lsmv) (date: 2017-04-01)
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- Playaround
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Executes arbitrary code
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts save data
- Corrupts memory
- Genre: RPG
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The current Pokémon: Yellow Version speed record uses heavy glitches that allow the player to catalog every Pokémon in slightly over a minute. Is there any way to get more ridiculous than that? Yes! In this run, using nothing but the Game Boy buttons and tool-assisted precision, the game is made to run an arbitrary program which greatly expands the game and shows off cool stuff from elsewhere too. For details on how this was achieved, see the author's comments.

This movie improves upon the predecessor by using a payload which builds upon the environment in the game highlighting new areas, new Pokémon, and shows off a lot more that can be done with arbitrary code execution than displaying the digits of Pi and some minor animation. For more runs that involve arbitrary code execution, see our published list of movies which execute arbitrary code as well as discussion in our forum.


Spoiler: Hover over the screenshot.

This video includes segments from some terrific games, including Pokémon Yellow, Crystal, and Gold, as well as from Super Mario Bros. Deluxe, Tetris, and The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX. Please check those games out.

This video includes music samples from The Orange Box soundtrack. If you've enjoyed what you've heard, you can purchase The Orange Box soundtrack from Amazon or iTunes.

This video includes a clip from SpongeBob SquarePants (season two), which can be purchased in its entirety from Amazon or iTunes.

GBA TAS of 2017

[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]GBA Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance (USA) "all furniture, best ending" in 13:45.57 by hellagels.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2017-07-19)
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Submission #5574 — Author's comments
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- Best ending
- Uses warps
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
Award - GBA TAS of 2017
In Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance, the Belmont clan must again rise to the challenge: Dracula's castle is in disarray and is in serious need of an interior decorator! In this movie, Juste Belmont zips through walls, under floors, and over zombies with the very important task of rearranging furniture. (He also defeats Dracula and rescues his best friends along the way, but that's not very important.)

This movie is a 6:32.48 improvement over its predecessor, thanks to several new improvements and optimizations.

Gamecube/Wii TAS of 2017

[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers][Notable improvement]GC 007: Nightfire (USA) in 33:42.82 by FitterSpace, gamerfreak5665 & aleckermit.
Dolphin movie (.dtm) (date: 2017-12-08)
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Submission #5703 — Author's comments
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Rating: 9.3 (9 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Racing
- Genre: Shooter
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007: Nightfire is a James Bond game. Does anything more need to be said? Guns, cars, planes, submarines, spaceships, girls, and megalomaniacs.

Authors FitterSpace, gamerfreak5665 and aleckermit show off James Bond's impressive skill set, including cocaine-induced firearm handling and driving so reckless, not even a cute animal would give him car insurance.

This run improves upon the previous publication by more than six minutes of total run time, but with increased load time accuracy, new out of bound glitches, and better optimization, the real time saved compared to the previous run is nearly ten minutes.

Glitchy TAS of 2017

[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]GBC Pokémon: Yellow Version (USA/Europe) "arbitrary code execution" in 05:48.28 by MrWint.
lsnes movie (.lsmv) (date: 2017-04-01)
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Submission #5384 — Author's comments
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- Playaround
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Executes arbitrary code
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts save data
- Corrupts memory
- Genre: RPG
Award - Gameboy TAS of 2017Award - Glitchy TAS of 2017Award - TAS of 2017
The current Pokémon: Yellow Version speed record uses heavy glitches that allow the player to catalog every Pokémon in slightly over a minute. Is there any way to get more ridiculous than that? Yes! In this run, using nothing but the Game Boy buttons and tool-assisted precision, the game is made to run an arbitrary program which greatly expands the game and shows off cool stuff from elsewhere too. For details on how this was achieved, see the author's comments.

This movie improves upon the predecessor by using a payload which builds upon the environment in the game highlighting new areas, new Pokémon, and shows off a lot more that can be done with arbitrary code execution than displaying the digits of Pi and some minor animation. For more runs that involve arbitrary code execution, see our published list of movies which execute arbitrary code as well as discussion in our forum.


Spoiler: Hover over the screenshot.

This video includes segments from some terrific games, including Pokémon Yellow, Crystal, and Gold, as well as from Super Mario Bros. Deluxe, Tetris, and The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX. Please check those games out.

This video includes music samples from The Orange Box soundtrack. If you've enjoyed what you've heard, you can purchase The Orange Box soundtrack from Amazon or iTunes.

This video includes a clip from SpongeBob SquarePants (season two), which can be purchased in its entirety from Amazon or iTunes.

Lucky TAS of 2017

[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]PSX Yu-Gi-Oh! Forbidden Memories (USA) in 40:32.2 by GenericMadScientist.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2017-04-14)
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Submission #5420 — Author's comments
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Puzzle
- Genre: Strategy
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Yu-Gi-Oh! Forbidden Memories is a card based video game. The rules are one of the simplified prototypes made while developing the trading card game from the manga. The player controls Yugi, who pieces together the millenium puzzle, travels to ancient Egypt, and defeats evil.

In this run, GenericMadScientist barely uses Fusion to overpower the enemies unlike the previous run and manipulates his way to get Meteor B. Dragon early, then beat most duels in 2 turns, thereby saving 12 minutes and 58.68 seconds.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]N64 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (JPN v1.0) "All Dungeons, Temples & Ganon Trials" in 1:42:29.53 by homerfunky.
Mupen64 movie (.m64) (date: 2017-07-09)
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Submission #5557 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.8 (8.5 votes)
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- Demonstration
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
Award - Lucky TAS of 2017
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 22:15.68 minutes of improvements in gameplay over the previous TAS of its kind.

This movie contains a newer route and newer strategies 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 the Reverse Bottle Adventure or the Get Item Manipulation glitch. These are avoided because it would make the completion of any dungeon completely arbitrary; they can be seen in an old any% run.

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.

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

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

N64 TAS of 2017

[Tier: Moons]N64 Super Smash Bros. (JPN) "Break the Targets & Board the Platforms" in 08:05.92 by Isotarge & Mittenz.
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Submission #5625 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.6 (8.5 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Fighting
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Super Smash Bros. began a series of games that mixes characters from several Nintendo-made games into a unique fighting game. It relies not on wearing down the opponent's "life" but increasing damage until he or she can be literally knocked off the stage. Wildly popular, this game has inspired many lazy days of casual multiplayer gaming but also intense competitive tournaments that happen to this day.

In this run, Isotarge & Mittenz team up and tackle the two timed bonus games with all unlockable characters.

Due to regional differences between releases of this game, the authors ran through both the Japanese and North American games. Ultimately, the Japanese version was deemed faster and published, but the North American run is available too. See the submission thread for more details, and for higher resolution encodes.

NES TAS of 2017

[Tier: Stars]NES Castlevania (USA PRG1) in 11:19.03 by Challenger.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
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The original Castlevania is set in the year 1691. Simon Belmont must fight his way through the castle and destroy Count Dracula.

Challenger improves one of the most well optimised runs on this site by 21 frames (roughly 0.35 seconds). However, due to the FPS difference between FCE Ultra (flat 60 FPS) and BizHawk (roughly 60.098 FPS), the improvement appears to be 1.47 seconds.

The MSX version has been TASed as well!

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

PSX TAS of 2017

[Tier: Stars]PSX Rayman (USA) in 1:03:18.69 by scrimpeh & Got4n.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2017-04-12)
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- 100% completion
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
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When a villain known only as Mr. Dark appears, trouble brews in Rayman's world. Mr. Dark captures the Toons - the source of light - and Rayman's friends. Without the light, evil creatures begin to roam, making the world unsafe for everyone. It's up to you, as Rayman, to free your friends and put an end to Mr. Dark's dastardly schemes!

Rayman is a side-scrolling platformer starring the titular Rayman, a big-nosed chap with no arms or legs. Rayman can jump and use his hair to hover for a short period of time. He can also attack by throwing his fists, or winding up his fists for a more powerful punch. He can occasionally find special powerups that grant him unlimited flying power, giving him the ability to navigate through tricky mazes.

scrimpeh and Got4n tear through this difficult game with a variety of glitches and physics exploits. For more details on how these glitches work, we recommend reading the authors' comments for information about this run.

Note that any% is the same as 100% for this game, as Rayman requires all the Toons to unlock the final battle with Mr Dark.

Sega TAS of 2017

[Tier: Moons]Genesis Disney's Aladdin (USA) in 10:04.86 by Flip.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2017-02-25)
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Submission #5388 — Author's comments
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
Award - Sega TAS of 2017
A typical Disney game featuring all the characters from the movie.

This is an improvement of 14.6 seconds over the previous movie thanks to better optimization, better use of resources and better speed control around corners.

More detailed comments about the run can be found in the author's comments.

SNES TAS of 2017

[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Has commentary]SNES Donkey Kong Country (USA v1.0) "101%" in 41:18.37 by Tompa.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2017-06-06)
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Submission #5514 — Author's comments
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Rating: 9.2 (14.5 votes)
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- 100% completion
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Award - SNES TAS of 2017
This run of Donkey Kong Country aims for 101% completion.

The author of this run discovered several new time-saving techniques. Some of them are small enough to go unnoticed, and others are jawdroppingly huge. The total improvement over the previous run is a tremendous 6 minutes 6.93 seconds this time around.

The in-game time of this run is about 33 minutes 10 seconds.

For a detailed analysis of new techniques as well as comments about individual levels, read the author's comments. The author, Tompa, also provided audio commentary of his TAS along with Pichi, which is available right here.

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

Speedy TAS of 2017

[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]PSX Crash Bandicoot: Warped (JPN) "item glitch, gate clip" in 05:44.49 by pirohiko.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2017-08-14)
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Submission #5624 — Author's comments
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- Uses death to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
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Crash Bandicoot: Warped is the third game of the Crash Bandicoot series developed by Naughty Dog. The story takes place immediately after the events of the previous game. It features similar gameplay to the first two games in the series.

This run from pirohiko improves upon the previous publication by 2:37.46 minutes, thanks to a newer route compared to the previous publication.

TAS of 2017

[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]GBC Pokémon: Yellow Version (USA/Europe) "arbitrary code execution" in 05:48.28 by MrWint.
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- Playaround
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Executes arbitrary code
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts save data
- Corrupts memory
- Genre: RPG
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The current Pokémon: Yellow Version speed record uses heavy glitches that allow the player to catalog every Pokémon in slightly over a minute. Is there any way to get more ridiculous than that? Yes! In this run, using nothing but the Game Boy buttons and tool-assisted precision, the game is made to run an arbitrary program which greatly expands the game and shows off cool stuff from elsewhere too. For details on how this was achieved, see the author's comments.

This movie improves upon the predecessor by using a payload which builds upon the environment in the game highlighting new areas, new Pokémon, and shows off a lot more that can be done with arbitrary code execution than displaying the digits of Pi and some minor animation. For more runs that involve arbitrary code execution, see our published list of movies which execute arbitrary code as well as discussion in our forum.


Spoiler: Hover over the screenshot.

This video includes segments from some terrific games, including Pokémon Yellow, Crystal, and Gold, as well as from Super Mario Bros. Deluxe, Tetris, and The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX. Please check those games out.

This video includes music samples from The Orange Box soundtrack. If you've enjoyed what you've heard, you can purchase The Orange Box soundtrack from Amazon or iTunes.

This video includes a clip from SpongeBob SquarePants (season two), which can be purchased in its entirety from Amazon or iTunes.


[Tier: Stars]PSX Rayman (USA) in 1:03:18.69 by scrimpeh & Got4n.
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- 100% completion
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
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When a villain known only as Mr. Dark appears, trouble brews in Rayman's world. Mr. Dark captures the Toons - the source of light - and Rayman's friends. Without the light, evil creatures begin to roam, making the world unsafe for everyone. It's up to you, as Rayman, to free your friends and put an end to Mr. Dark's dastardly schemes!

Rayman is a side-scrolling platformer starring the titular Rayman, a big-nosed chap with no arms or legs. Rayman can jump and use his hair to hover for a short period of time. He can also attack by throwing his fists, or winding up his fists for a more powerful punch. He can occasionally find special powerups that grant him unlimited flying power, giving him the ability to navigate through tricky mazes.

scrimpeh and Got4n tear through this difficult game with a variety of glitches and physics exploits. For more details on how these glitches work, we recommend reading the authors' comments for information about this run.

Note that any% is the same as 100% for this game, as Rayman requires all the Toons to unlock the final battle with Mr Dark.

Arcade TAS of 2016

[Tier: Moons]Arcade Final Fight (World) in 13:31.15 by £e Nécroyeur.
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- 2 Players
- Uses a suboptimal character
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Fighting
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The streets of Metro City are filled with criminals who are part of a gang called Mad Gear. Former wrestler and newly elected mayor Mike Haggar tries to do something about it, much to the displeasure of the Mad Gear Gang who kidnap his daughter Jessica. Only three people are brave enough to venture into the crime-infested streets and try to bring Jessica back.

Final Fight is a 2D side-scrolling fighting game. Taking on the role of either Cody, Guy, or the mayor Mike Haggar himself, you must advance through six areas of the city clearing out the gang infestation. You will have to cope with a variety of thugs, ranging from firebomb-throwing maniacs to behemoth wrestlers. To defeat these thugs, you have an arsenal of punches, kicks, throws, and jump kicks at your disposal.

£e Nécroyeur improves the previous publication by 1 minute and 11.35 seconds. Please read the author's extensive comments on the tricks and glitches used. As a bonus, this was played on maximum difficulty settings.

Computer TAS of 2016

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

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


An alternate encode with a map display provided by the author is available right here.
Exotic platforms TAS of 2016

[Tier: Moons]PCE Gomola Speed (JPN) in 12:45.34 by Mothrayas.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Puzzle
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Gomola Speed is an action/puzzle PC Engine game, released in 1990 in Japan by UPL. Its gameplay is described as a cross of Snake, Flicky, Qix, and Gauntlet - you control a cyber-worm's head, have to collect segments to increase your worm's length, use it to encircle spheres of "food", and then reach the exit while dodging enemies along the way. This is done over the course of 25 Acts which throw several kinds of enemies, mazes, keys, power-ups, and bosses into the mix.

Mothrayas completes the 25 Acts in record time. Please read the author's comments for more details.

First edition TAS of 2016

[Tier: Stars][Console-verified]N64 Mario Kart 64 (USA v1.0) in 20:33.32 by weatherton.
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- Major skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Racing
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Mario Kart 64 is the first 3D game in the Mario Kart series, released in 1996 by Nintendo. Widely regarded as classic, it still retains a following to this day.

A run 7 years in the making, this Mario Kart 64 TAS features weatherton completing all 4 Grand Prix Cups in under 21 minutes. Due to the nature of the game, knowledge of the internal code allows for heavy RNG manipulation, getting even the most unlikely items on the first try. This and the incredible movement precision are used to create crazy shortcuts, often completing laps in mere seconds.

The submission text contains highly detailed information about the strategies of every track, the RNG manipulation and a lot of other information about the run.


You can watch the complete run being played back on a console.

At AGDQ 2014, the Mushroom Cup of this run was presented on console, and at AGDQ 2016, the Star Cup was presented.

Funny TAS of 2016

[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers][Console-verified][Has commentary]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG1) "arbitrary code execution" in 08:16.23 by Lord Tom.
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- Playaround
- Uses warps
- Executes arbitrary code
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
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Super Mario Bros 3 is a very famous and popular game for the NES. There are normally two main ways to beat it: the quick way using warp whistles to skip worlds, and the longer way which goes through all the worlds.

Lord Tom goes the same route as the game end glitch run. However, he achieves total control of the game, pushing the run to a whole new level. He gives himself new powers, like the speed booster and the suit-swap, to name a few. Read the author's comments for more details.

This run was shown at Awesome Games Done Quick 2016 during the TAS block:


Note: The official encodes for this run include commentary from the author. The second YouTube stream also features input display.
Gameboy TAS of 2016

[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]GB Pokémon: Blue and Red Version (USA/Europe) "Coop Diploma" in 3:48:04.1 by MrWint.
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- Multiple games in one movie
- 2 Players
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
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Pokémon: Blue and Red Version are part of the first generation of the Pokémon franchise. They were developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo in North America in 1998. They feature a 10-year old boy who ventures around the Kanto region and aim to become the Pokémon champion. During his journey, he encounters various monsters, which he can catch to use for battles, or just to fill up his Pokédex.

In this run, MrWint fills the Pokédex without resorting to any glitches and obtains the diploma in both games in less than four hours. Note that Mew isn't caught here; this is because it can only be obtained through either an event or glitches.


The official encodes feature commentary by the author as soft subtitles. In addition, the downloadable encodes feature additional audio tracks: The first (default) track features audio from both games, while the second and third tracks feature audio from Blue and Red, respectively.

There's also an alternate encode provided by the author which features a detailed overlay.

GBA TAS of 2016

[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers][Notable improvement]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "all souls" in 17:06.41 by Fz-last, klmz & Pike.
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- Best ending
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
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Everyone who has at least once attempted to gather a soul from each of the 120 different enemies in Aria of Sorrow, especially during a speedrun, knows the frustration it incurs after a hundredth failed attempt to get the required drop. That just makes this all-souls TAS, played on hard mode, even more impressive.

This is an improvement of 1:38.85 over the previous movie, thanks to a more optimised route and newly used items. Please read the authors' comments for more details.

If you would like to see the game beaten even faster, don't miss the any% run by one of the authors, klmz.


Note: Starting from reset was necessary to use hard mode. However, doing so is normally not allowed — refer to the rules to see the reasons.
Glitchy TAS of 2016

[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers][Console-verified][Has commentary]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG1) "arbitrary code execution" in 08:16.23 by Lord Tom.
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- Playaround
- Uses warps
- Executes arbitrary code
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
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Super Mario Bros 3 is a very famous and popular game for the NES. There are normally two main ways to beat it: the quick way using warp whistles to skip worlds, and the longer way which goes through all the worlds.

Lord Tom goes the same route as the game end glitch run. However, he achieves total control of the game, pushing the run to a whole new level. He gives himself new powers, like the speed booster and the suit-swap, to name a few. Read the author's comments for more details.

This run was shown at Awesome Games Done Quick 2016 during the TAS block:


Note: The official encodes for this run include commentary from the author. The second YouTube stream also features input display.
Lucky TAS of 2016

[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers][Notable improvement]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "all souls" in 17:06.41 by Fz-last, klmz & Pike.
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- Best ending
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
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Everyone who has at least once attempted to gather a soul from each of the 120 different enemies in Aria of Sorrow, especially during a speedrun, knows the frustration it incurs after a hundredth failed attempt to get the required drop. That just makes this all-souls TAS, played on hard mode, even more impressive.

This is an improvement of 1:38.85 over the previous movie, thanks to a more optimised route and newly used items. Please read the authors' comments for more details.

If you would like to see the game beaten even faster, don't miss the any% run by one of the authors, klmz.


Note: Starting from reset was necessary to use hard mode. However, doing so is normally not allowed — refer to the rules to see the reasons.
Modern 3D TAS of 2016

[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Has commentary]GC Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (JPN) in 2:22:25.58 by Malleoz.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
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Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door is an RPG made by Nintendo and is the second game in the Paper Mario series following Paper Mario for the Nintendo 64. It incorporates a world made of paper and turn-based battles, much like its predecessor. In it, Peach asks Mario to help find a treasure hidden in Rogueport. When he arrives, she is missing as usual, and he must collect 7 Crystal Stars to save her and open the Thousand-Year Door to collect the treasure.

Malleoz improved his previous TAS by 1:02:37.16 with several new skips, including the long sought-after Palace Skip. We suggest reading the author's comments for more information.


The YouTube encode includes commentary as soft subtitles.

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

N64 TAS of 2016

[Tier: Stars][Console-verified]N64 Mario Kart 64 (USA v1.0) in 20:33.32 by weatherton.
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- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Racing
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Mario Kart 64 is the first 3D game in the Mario Kart series, released in 1996 by Nintendo. Widely regarded as classic, it still retains a following to this day.

A run 7 years in the making, this Mario Kart 64 TAS features weatherton completing all 4 Grand Prix Cups in under 21 minutes. Due to the nature of the game, knowledge of the internal code allows for heavy RNG manipulation, getting even the most unlikely items on the first try. This and the incredible movement precision are used to create crazy shortcuts, often completing laps in mere seconds.

The submission text contains highly detailed information about the strategies of every track, the RNG manipulation and a lot of other information about the run.


You can watch the complete run being played back on a console.

At AGDQ 2014, the Mushroom Cup of this run was presented on console, and at AGDQ 2016, the Star Cup was presented.

NES TAS of 2016

[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers][Console-verified][Has commentary]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG1) "arbitrary code execution" in 08:16.23 by Lord Tom.
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- Playaround
- Uses warps
- Executes arbitrary code
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
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Super Mario Bros 3 is a very famous and popular game for the NES. There are normally two main ways to beat it: the quick way using warp whistles to skip worlds, and the longer way which goes through all the worlds.

Lord Tom goes the same route as the game end glitch run. However, he achieves total control of the game, pushing the run to a whole new level. He gives himself new powers, like the speed booster and the suit-swap, to name a few. Read the author's comments for more details.

This run was shown at Awesome Games Done Quick 2016 during the TAS block:


Note: The official encodes for this run include commentary from the author. The second YouTube stream also features input display.
PSX TAS of 2016

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

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

Sega TAS of 2016

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

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

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

SNES TAS of 2016

[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "low%" in 46:32.02 by Sniq.
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Obsoletes movie #2220 (44:18.62)
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- Low% completion
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
Award - SNES TAS of 2016
At the end of Metroid II: Return of Samus, there is but one Metroid left in the universe. Bad things happen, and Samus Aran must once again head for Planet Zebes to battle Mother Brain, Ridley, and the Space Pirates. (And a few other bosses too.)

This movie improves on both prior low% runs (one that collects the Ice Beam and one that collects the Speed Booster) by collecting the Speed Booster and using various Shinespark-related glitches to render the Gravity Suit unnecessary, pushing the total required number of items from 14 down to 13. The author's comments are very detailed, and well worth a read if you're curious about just how everything was done.

There are a number of other routes that can be taken while still getting 13 items, but all of those routes require a specific glitch when fighting Draygon which gives you a non-infinite but arbitrarily large amount of ammunition; the item route in this movie does not permit the use of this glitch. If you would like to see this glitch, it is featured in the following (now-obsoleted) iteration of the any% run.

Speedy TAS of 2016

[Tier: Moons]DS Kirby: Canvas Curse (USA) in 25:45.53 by GloriousLiar.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Puzzle
Award - Speedy TAS of 2016
Kirby: Canvas Curse is one of many sequels in the Kirby franchise. In this installment, Kirby and the inhabitants of Dream Land are all turned into paint by the witch Drawcia, with Kirby being stuck as a limbless ball. Players must guide Kirby through various stages via the DS touchpad.

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

TAS of 2016

[Tier: Stars][Console-verified]N64 Mario Kart 64 (USA v1.0) in 20:33.32 by weatherton.
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- Major skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Racing
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Mario Kart 64 is the first 3D game in the Mario Kart series, released in 1996 by Nintendo. Widely regarded as classic, it still retains a following to this day.

A run 7 years in the making, this Mario Kart 64 TAS features weatherton completing all 4 Grand Prix Cups in under 21 minutes. Due to the nature of the game, knowledge of the internal code allows for heavy RNG manipulation, getting even the most unlikely items on the first try. This and the incredible movement precision are used to create crazy shortcuts, often completing laps in mere seconds.

The submission text contains highly detailed information about the strategies of every track, the RNG manipulation and a lot of other information about the run.


You can watch the complete run being played back on a console.

At AGDQ 2014, the Mushroom Cup of this run was presented on console, and at AGDQ 2016, the Star Cup was presented.

Computer TAS of 2015

[Tier: Moons]MSX Metal Gear (JPN) in 26:28.05 by dunnius.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
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Metal Gear!? It can't be!

This is the original MSX version of the first entry of the ever-popular Metal Gear series of stealth video games created by Hideo Kojima and developed and published by Konami. In this game, Snake infiltrates Outer Heaven, a fortified state founded by a "legendary mercenary" 200 km north of Galzburg, South Africa, in an operation codenamed Intrude N313. He must find out what happened to Gray Fox, after losing contact with FOXHOUND.

In this movie, however, dunnius isn't very stealthy at all; he goes through numerous alerts in order to reach a time of 26 minutes and 28.05 seconds.

DS TAS of 2015

[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]DS Pokémon: Pearl Version (USA) "Void glitch" in 53:01.39 by MKDasher.
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- Major skip glitch
- Final boss skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Award - DS TAS of 2015
Pokémon: Pearl Version is part of the 4th generation of Pokémon games, after Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald. For the first time in the main series, it features 3D graphics and online play over the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. In addition, there are 107 new Pokémon to catch.

In this run, MKDasher beats the game fast using luck manipulation and a major glitch that loads the overworld map incorrectly, allowing him to venture outside the level boundaries. For more information, see the author's comments.


There is also an alternate YouTube stream featuring commentary by the author.
Exotic platforms TAS of 2015

[Tier: Moons]Arcade Metal Slug (World) in 10:10.18 by x2poet.
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- 2 Players
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Shooter
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Released in 1996, Metal Slug is a widely popular game about two soldiers named Marco Rossi and Tarma Roving, enrolled in the Peregrine Falcon Squad, fighting against General Morden and a bunch of other Nazi impersonators in giant mechs & machines in order to stop his New World Order under his power.

Watch x2poet destroy anything that stands in his path through wide use of bombs and guns, and about half a minute faster than the previous run!

If you enjoyed this movie, check out the other Metal Slug runs for more explosive military action.

First edition TAS of 2015

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

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

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


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

[Tier: Moons]Wii Mega Man 9 (USA) in 30:20.98 by AngerFist & diggidoyo.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Award - First edition TAS of 2015
Mega Man 9, known in Japan as Rockman 9: Yabō no Fukkatsu!! (ロックマン9 野望の復活!!) is a video game made by Capcom and Inti Creates for the WiiWare download service, among others, in 2008. This game is notable in that despite being developed for modern consoles, it features 8-bit visuals and audio as a retro throwback to the NES entries of the series. It also features a plot twist early on in that Dr. Light's robots go on a rampage, with Dr. Wily not having any connection to the incident (or so he claims).

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

Funny TAS of 2015

[Tier: Stars]GC Tony Hawk's Underground 2 (USA) in 08:26.17 by Fog.
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Submission #4735 — Author's comments
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- Uses warps
- Uses easiest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Sport
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Tony Hawk's Underground 2 is the sixth installment in Neversoft's Tony Hawk's series and is the sequel to Underground. The gameplay in Underground 2 is similar to that of previous Tony Hawk games: the player skates around in a 3D environment modeled after various cities and attempts to complete various goals. Most goals involve skating on or over various objects or performing combos. Scores are calculated by adding the sum of the point value of each trick strung together in a combo and then multiplying by the number of tricks in the combo.

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


The YouTube encode removes the credits and its associated ending theme for copyright reasons.
Gameboy TAS of 2015

[Tier: Moons]GB Mega Man IV (USA) in 35:53.26 by Tremane & willwc.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
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Mega Man IV, known as Rockman World 4 (ロックマンワールド4) in Japan, is the fourth installment of the Mega Man handheld series. The game continues the quest of the protagonist, Mega Man, in a never-ending struggle with his arch-nemesis, Dr. Wily. As with previous Game Boy releases, the game incorporates gameplay elements and bosses from two sequential Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) games: Mega Man 4 and Mega Man 5.

Tremane and willwc run through the entire game in 35 minutes and 53.26 seconds.

GBA TAS of 2015

[Tier: Stars]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "all souls" in 18:45.26 by Fz-Last, alkdcY & Pike.
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- Best ending
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
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Everyone who has at least once attempted to gather a soul from each of the 120 different enemies in Aria of Sorrow, especially during a speedrun, knows the frustration it incurs after a hundredth failed attempt to get the required drop. That just makes this all-souls TAS, played on hard mode, even more impressive.

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

If you would like to see the game beaten even faster, don't miss the any% run by klmz.


Note: Starting from reset was necessary to use hard mode. However, doing so is normally not allowed — refer to the rules to see the reasons.
Glitchy TAS of 2015

[Tier: Moons]FDS The Legend of Zelda (FDS v1.0) "2nd quest, game end glitch" in 03:06.46 by TASeditor, Masterjun & sockfolder.
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Rating: 8.3 (23 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Final boss skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Executes arbitrary code
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Second quest/Post game-completion
- Uses a level password
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
Award - Glitchy TAS of 2015
The second quest of The Legend of Zelda is what you get by having completed the game once. It is more difficult than the first quest. In this movie, the authors enter ZELDA as the player's name to start the 2nd quest without having to complete the game first.

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

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

Lucky TAS of 2015

[Tier: Stars]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "all souls" in 18:45.26 by Fz-Last, alkdcY & Pike.
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- Best ending
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
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Everyone who has at least once attempted to gather a soul from each of the 120 different enemies in Aria of Sorrow, especially during a speedrun, knows the frustration it incurs after a hundredth failed attempt to get the required drop. That just makes this all-souls TAS, played on hard mode, even more impressive.

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

If you would like to see the game beaten even faster, don't miss the any% run by klmz.


Note: Starting from reset was necessary to use hard mode. However, doing so is normally not allowed — refer to the rules to see the reasons.
NES TAS of 2015

[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]NES Mega Man 4 (USA) in 32:02.6 by Tiancaiwhr.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
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This is the seventh published movie of Mega Man 4 (USAのロックマン4), played for the first time by Tiancaiwhr.

This movie improves the previous run by nearly 2 minutes thanks to new tricks and glitches, as well as better optimization and lag management.

Nintendo 3D TAS of 2015

[Tier: Stars]GC Sonic Adventure 2: Battle (USA) "Hero Story" in 27:12.38 by THC98 & itsPersonnal.
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- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
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A complete conversion of Sonic Adventure 2 from the Dreamcast, with additional features exclusive to the GameCube.

Play as either Sonic, Knuckles and co. or the evil crew of Dr. Eggman, Shadow and Rouge through a total of 150 missions across 30 levels. As Sonic's team, you must stop Dr. Eggman from taking control of the Chaos Emeralds, and as Dr. Eggman's team, you must hold Sonic at bay while collecting all of the Emeralds to take full control of the planet.

Exclusive to the GameCube are improved visuals, new 2-player battle games (including Kart Racing, Hunting and Chao Karate) and the ability to grow Chao and exchange them to the Game Boy Advance game Sonic Advance for portable training.

PSX TAS of 2015

[Tier: Moons]PSX Warcraft II: The Dark Saga (USA) "Orc Expansion" in 1:10:27.57 by Flip.
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Strategy
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Electronic Arts brings Blizzard's best-selling strategy game to the PlayStation and Saturn in this release. They've combined all the missions from Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness and its expansion pack, Beyond the Dark Portal, into one package.

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

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

This run by Flip plays through the Orcish Horde's Beyond the Dark Portal campaign.

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

Sega TAS of 2015

[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]Genesis The Lost Vikings (USA) in 27:29.34 by Archanfel.
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- 3 Players
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Puzzle
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In this action/puzzle game, you control three Vikings lost in time and space, each with their own special abilities needed to solve the levels.

This movie controls three characters simultaneously. Archanfel manages to improve the previous TAS by 8 minutes and 17 seconds through much better optimization. See the author's comments for what was improved.

Keep in mind that only Vikings that are onscreen can be controlled.

SNES TAS of 2015

[Tier: Stars][Console-verified][Has commentary]SNES Super Mario World (USA) "warps" in 09:57.1 by BrunoVisnadi & Amaraticando.
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Corrupts memory
- Genre: Platform
Award - SNES TAS of 2015Award - TAS of 2015
This is the 12th published movie of Super Mario World that beats the game by clearing 11 of the 96 exits, the shortest route intended by the game developers. This movie's faster by 2.74 seconds, clocking at less than 10 minutes. As in the previous publication, Mario still dies in the process.

A few new tricks were found:

  • Stunning a fish;
  • Lateral corner clip;
  • Downward corner boost.

We recommend reading the authors' comments for more details.

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

The encodes feature commentary by the authors as soft subtitles.

Speedy TAS of 2015

[Tier: Moons]DOS CD-Man Version 2.0 in 00:03.71 by c-square.
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- 2 Players
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
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CD-Man is a Pac-Man clone first released in 1989, then updated to Version 2.0 in 1992. The game speed options range from the really slow "Zzzzz..." to the mind-numbingly fast "Warp". Five levels are present in Version 2.0 of the game, unlike the original version, which ended at level 3.

Author c-square controls two characters simultaneously at the highest speed setting and clears the 5 levels twice in 3.71 seconds, making it one of the fastest published TASes on this site.

Due to the sheer speed of the game, slowed down encodes are available. One is at 16.7% of the regular speed, while another is at 10% of the regular speed.

TAS of 2015

[Tier: Stars][Console-verified][Has commentary]SNES Super Mario World (USA) "warps" in 09:57.1 by BrunoVisnadi & Amaraticando.
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Corrupts memory
- Genre: Platform
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This is the 12th published movie of Super Mario World that beats the game by clearing 11 of the 96 exits, the shortest route intended by the game developers. This movie's faster by 2.74 seconds, clocking at less than 10 minutes. As in the previous publication, Mario still dies in the process.

A few new tricks were found:

  • Stunning a fish;
  • Lateral corner clip;
  • Downward corner boost.

We recommend reading the authors' comments for more details.

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

The encodes feature commentary by the authors as soft subtitles.

Computer TAS of 2014

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

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

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

Exotic platforms TAS of 2014

[Tier: Stars]Arcade Magician Lord (JPN/USA) in 07:17.73 by £e Nécroyeur.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
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Magician Lord puts you in control of Elta, a wizard who has the task of retrieving eight books of wisdom from the clutches of Az Atorse, the god of destruction. By collecting certain powerups along the way, you can transform into different characters, including Rajin, Samurai, Waterman, Shinobi, Poseidon, and Dragon Warrior. Each transformation makes Elta more powerful and grants him new attacks.

Watch £e Nécroyeur blaze through the game with heavy abuse of a zipping glitch and, well, blazes.

This run improves upon its previous iteration not by time improvement, but by deciding to end the game faster rather than ending input faster; this results in a slightly longer input time, but skips out a big waiting period from the previous run.

First edition TAS of 2014

[Tier: Stars]Windows Hyper Princess Pitch "Reallyjoel's Mom difficulty, best ending" in 15:40.48 by Tseralith.
Hourglass movie (.wtf) (date: 2014-02-06)
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- Best ending
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Shooter
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The good Mecha Santa plans to spread happiness and cheer all over the world. Princess Pitch, previously a sidekick in the game Garden Gnome Carnage, sets out to put an end to those silly plans.

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

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


[Tier: Moons]GC Super Monkey Ball (USA) "Expert through Master" in 13:10.78 by byrz, diddykong14, keylie & Barhunga.
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Submission #4221 — Author's comments
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- Uses death to save time
- Uses warps
- Genre: Platform
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Sega's Super Monkey Ball lets you take control of one of four monkeys trapped inside a transparent ball. You must complete each stage by tilting the game level to roll your monkey forward or backward. There are 100 stages ranging in difficulty from easy to near impossible.

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


Note: The encodes are currently missing music.

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

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

Funny TAS of 2014

[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]SNES Super Mario World (USA) "arbitrary code execution" in 02:25.19 by Masterjun.
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- Playaround
- Executes arbitrary code
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Genre: Platform
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Masterjun builds upon his previous work at destroying Super Mario World by programming some simple games inside it, using only controller input!

A technical explanation is available on the submission page.

This movie famously premiered via playback on a real Super Nintendo, at Awesome Games Done Quick 2014, as part of the first TASVideos presentation at a Games Done Quick event, which are hosted by SpeedDemosArchive.


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Gameboy TAS of 2014

[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]GB Pokémon: Red Version (USA/Europe) "Gotta Catch 'Em All!" in 1:54:56.62 by MrWint.
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- 100% completion
- Major skip glitch
- Final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes save data corruption
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
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Pokémon: Red Version is part of the first generation of games within its famous series, known for having a very large number of beneficial glitches. In fact, the game can be completed in less than one minute of in-game time by save data corruption as shown by this run, and it can be completed in around 10 minutes using a more "conventional" glitch, as shown by this run. These runs break the game, and avoid much of the gameplay intended by the developers.

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

GBA TAS of 2014

[Tier: Moons]GBA Pokémon: Emerald Version (USA) "Pomeg glitch" in 1:19:52.87 by GoddessMaria.
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
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Pokémon: Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald form the third generation of Pokémon, after Pokémon: Gold and Silver. Noticeable differences include the graphics and interface, Pokémon abilities, and running shoes that allow the player to move around much faster in the overworld before getting the bike.

In this movie, GoddessMaria applies her experience with TASing the game's alternate modes to a full run, finishing in under an hour and twenty minutes using lots of luck manipulation. At some point, her trainer gets fed up with all these slow battles, flies to the end, and storms the Elite Four throwing bad eggs at anyone who wants a fight.


Note: To play the vbm, you need to have Real Time Clock on and Flash 128k as the Save Type. Real Time Clock is for sync, while Flash 128k is to prevent the game from displaying a white screen.
Glitchy TAS of 2014

[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]SNES Super Mario World (USA) "arbitrary code execution" in 02:25.19 by Masterjun.
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- Genre: Platform
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Masterjun builds upon his previous work at destroying Super Mario World by programming some simple games inside it, using only controller input!

A technical explanation is available on the submission page.

This movie famously premiered via playback on a real Super Nintendo, at Awesome Games Done Quick 2014, as part of the first TASVideos presentation at a Games Done Quick event, which are hosted by SpeedDemosArchive.


This video has articles featured in reputable news sources:
Lucky TAS of 2014

[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]GB Pokémon: Red Version (USA/Europe) "Gotta Catch 'Em All!" in 1:54:56.62 by MrWint.
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- 100% completion
- Major skip glitch
- Final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes save data corruption
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
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Pokémon: Red Version is part of the first generation of games within its famous series, known for having a very large number of beneficial glitches. In fact, the game can be completed in less than one minute of in-game time by save data corruption as shown by this run, and it can be completed in around 10 minutes using a more "conventional" glitch, as shown by this run. These runs break the game, and avoid much of the gameplay intended by the developers.

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


[Tier: Moons]GBA Pokémon: Emerald Version (USA) "Pomeg glitch" in 1:19:52.87 by GoddessMaria.
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
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Pokémon: Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald form the third generation of Pokémon, after Pokémon: Gold and Silver. Noticeable differences include the graphics and interface, Pokémon abilities, and running shoes that allow the player to move around much faster in the overworld before getting the bike.

In this movie, GoddessMaria applies her experience with TASing the game's alternate modes to a full run, finishing in under an hour and twenty minutes using lots of luck manipulation. At some point, her trainer gets fed up with all these slow battles, flies to the end, and storms the Elite Four throwing bad eggs at anyone who wants a fight.


Note: To play the vbm, you need to have Real Time Clock on and Flash 128k as the Save Type. Real Time Clock is for sync, while Flash 128k is to prevent the game from displaying a white screen.
NES TAS of 2014

[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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- Major skip glitch
- Final boss skip glitch
- Executes arbitrary code
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Genre: Platform
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Super Mario Bros 3 is a very famous game for the NES. There are normally two main ways to beat it: the quick way using warp whistles to skip worlds, and the longer way which goes through all the worlds. However, thanks to some esoteric memory corruption involving glitched pipe travel, it's possible to jump right into the princess's room in under three minutes! Bowser is never seen in this run at all.

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


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

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

Nintendo 3D TAS of 2014

[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]N64 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (JPN v1.0) in 20:09.98 by Bloobiebla & MrGrunz.
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Submission #4147 — Author's comments
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- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
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Although the length of this movie is 20:09.98 when timed with our standard method, applying the timing method used by most Zelda speedrunners (until last hit on Ganon) would result in a final time of 16:57.69. It's important to note this so that there's no confusion about which runs are faster than the others.

In this TAS of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, the author aims to beat the game as quickly as possible. He achieves this by exploiting a large sequence break which involves "tricking" the game into warping Link directly from the Deku Tree (the first dungeon) to Ganon's Castle. Child Link then goes on conquering the whole castle without a single thought about becoming an adult beforehand.

Despite how quickly this game can be beaten these days, this run is almost two minutes faster than its predecessor thanks to new tricks at the Deku Tree and tower collapse sequence as well as many small improvements throughout the run.

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

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

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

PSX TAS of 2014

[Tier: Stars][Has commentary]PSX Spyro: Year of the Dragon (USA v1.1) "117%" in 2:27:54.15 by Nitrofski.
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- 100% completion
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
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Year of the Dragon is the third installment in the Spyro series and the last Spyro game to be released for the PlayStation, in addition to being the last one created by its original creators.

After many technical issues, this first ever completed TAS of Spyro: Year of the Dragon finishes the game with 100% (in-game 117%) game completion, over an hour faster than any normal speedrun. This is done through carefully planned routes, precisely executed glitches and highly optimized movement.


Author's vocal commentary during the run's video can be watched on YouTube.
Sega TAS of 2014

[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]Genesis Michael Jackson's Moonwalker (World,r0) in 18:53.64 by Odongdong.
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
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This is a strange platformer where the main character, Michael Jackson, has an obsession with doing weird movements and occasionally dances together with the enemies before beating them to oblivion.

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

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


[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers][Notable improvement]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles in 26:53.06 by Aglar & marzojr.
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- 2 Players
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
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Ludicrous-speed bouncing around. Completed without collecting any emeralds, with both Sonic and Tails controlled by the player.

This run takes everything you know about Sonic 3 & Knuckles and turns it upside-down. It extensively uses the "scroll objects offscreen to pass through them" trick to zip and warp to places that shouldn't be reached, break bosses, and effectively skip entire stages.

This latest effort by Aglar and marzojr represents the first published improvement of this run in over four years, and the first time since this run, over seven years ago, that the authors replayed the entire game instead of replaying only select levels and then splicing input from the previous movie. Every single level is faster, and there are some surprising new glitches in several stages. For more details, see the run's comments.


The downloadable encodes in the second set use a camhack, which attempts to always keep Sonic onscreen and puts HD sprites on top of the background to make the TAS look even better.
SNES TAS of 2014

[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]SNES Super Mario World (USA) "arbitrary code execution" in 02:25.19 by Masterjun.
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- Playaround
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- Genre: Platform
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Masterjun builds upon his previous work at destroying Super Mario World by programming some simple games inside it, using only controller input!

A technical explanation is available on the submission page.

This movie famously premiered via playback on a real Super Nintendo, at Awesome Games Done Quick 2014, as part of the first TASVideos presentation at a Games Done Quick event, which are hosted by SpeedDemosArchive.


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Speedy TAS of 2014

[Tier: Stars]SNES The Mask (USA) in 05:45.17 by TASeditor.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
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Based loosely on the plot of the movie of the same name, this game is about a man named Stanley Ipkiss, who finds a powerful mask known as The Mask. However, the evil Dorian Tyrell has also become aware of this and kidnaps his girlfriend in order to obtain it.

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

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

TAS of 2014

[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]SNES Super Mario World (USA) "arbitrary code execution" in 02:25.19 by Masterjun.
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- Playaround
- Executes arbitrary code
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Genre: Platform
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Masterjun builds upon his previous work at destroying Super Mario World by programming some simple games inside it, using only controller input!

A technical explanation is available on the submission page.

This movie famously premiered via playback on a real Super Nintendo, at Awesome Games Done Quick 2014, as part of the first TASVideos presentation at a Games Done Quick event, which are hosted by SpeedDemosArchive.


This video has articles featured in reputable news sources:
Computer TAS of 2013

[Tier: Stars][Has commentary]Windows Braid (World) in 22:15.28 by keylie.
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Puzzle
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Braid is a famous indie platform game with some unique puzzlework. It was originally released on Xbox Live Arcade before being ported to other platforms. A major feature of the game is the player's unlimited ability to reverse time and "rewind" actions, even after dying. The game itself was intended to be an artful deconstruction of traditional video game concepts.

Many tricks are used to complete the speedrun mode in an astounding 20:11.17 according to the internal timer; see the author's comments for more information.


If you understand French pretty well, you may be interested in watching the special episode of Speed Game, featuring commentary from Coeurdevandale and the author of this TAS, keylie. The tricks used are also explained there.

[Tier: Stars]DOS Jetpack (1.5 freeware) in 32:22.56 by slamo.
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- Uses death to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Platform
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Jetpack is a platformer game (now freeware), featuring a man equipped with a jetpack which he uses for flying (if it has fuel, otherwise he can jump) and a phase shifter for temporarily getting rid of troublesome bricks. His goal is to collect all the green gems in 100 devilish stages and avoid hordes of enemies.

In this extremely carefully planned run, slamo completes the game in 32 minutes and 22 seconds with large heaps of luck manipulation and glitch abuse. A normal player would barely get through the first 10 levels in that amount of time.

Prepare to be blown away watching large complex levels completed in under 20 seconds on average. Enjoy seeing extremely tight movement with enemies all around without getting hit, or getting hit yet somehow managing to complete the level anyway. Be dazzled as a dozen teleporters are all simultaneously manipulated to keep enemies away from our hero. Be sure not to fall off your seat when you see Jetman passing through spikes unharmed or completing levels with just the right amount of fuel, and narrowly avoiding certain doom from becoming trapped in reappearing walls.

Practically every aspect of the game was carefully analyzed and thoroughly documented by our users, slamo, Svimmer, Ilari, Nach, creaothceann, and hegyak for the creation of this run. This includes full level maps, with secrets in plain view.


Since the action is so fast paced, there's an alternate YouTube encode at 43% speed, and alternate download encodes at 50% and 75% speeds. It is recommended to watch this run at a slower speed to fully appreciate the timing and many of the tricks performed.
Exotic platforms TAS of 2013

[Tier: Moons]Arcade Street Fighter Zero 3 (Asia) "playaround" in 21:17.47 by SDR.
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- Playaround
- 2 Players
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Fighting
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Street Fighter Zero 3 (ストリートファイターZERO3), more known like Alpha 3, was released in 1998.

SFZ/A3 is an evolution of the previous Zero series, and there was a huge improvement in the fight style, combos, animations/mode and with addition of fighters that were missing in Street Fighter Alpha or Zero.

First edition TAS of 2013

[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers]GC Super Smash Bros. Melee (USA) "Adventure Mode" in 08:42.75 by numerics.
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Fighting
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Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. fighting game series is rather different from your typical fighting game. Instead of wearing your opponent's health down to 0, you must knock him or her out of the battlefield. Damage counts upwards, with knockback from attacks that hit you becoming more severe as your damage increases. Fighting controls are also simplified, making it very easy for even your non-gaming friends to pick up and play.

Super Smash Bros. Melee offers fighters from the wealth of Nintendo characters like Mario, Bowser, different Pokémon, Link, and Kirby. They can either fight through the single-player modes like Classic, Adventure, and Event Mode, or they battle it out against other characters in a four-player frenzy.

Additional characters and stages are unlocked as hidden objectives are met, and coins rewarded for playing in all modes can be spent on a capsule toy machine. The toys in the machine represent games from Nintendo's entire video game history, and each can be viewed in 3D with a brief description.

In this TAS, numerics plays through Adventure Mode with Samus, abusing glitches to move through the stages at a high rate of speed while making the battles as entertaining as possible.

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

Funny TAS of 2013

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

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

Gameboy TAS of 2013

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

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

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

GBA TAS of 2013

[Tier: Stars]GBA Metroid: Zero Mission (USA) "100%" in 1:00:46.28 by Dragonfangs.
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- 100% completion
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
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Samus's first adventure is retold in Metroid: Zero Mission with extra storyline, extra items and on a system with a better graphics processor. This run completes the game with 100% item collection, at least as far as the end-of-game display is concerned.

This is an improvement to cpadolf's 100% TAS, beating it by 38.26 seconds, 32 seconds on the ingame timer. A large part of this (29 realtime seconds, 17 ingame seconds) is because of a few route changes during the item cleanup after getting Power Bombs, but it's also because of higher optimization, faster room strategies, and better ammo management throughout the run. However, since this run is also made on a newer emulator than the published run, every room transition takes 1-2 frames longer, and the screen explaining a newly picked up item (not expansions) is a few frames slower as well.

Glitchy TAS of 2013

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

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

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

Lucky TAS of 2013

[Tier: Moons]GBA Fire Emblem: Fuuin no Tsurugi (JPN) in 1:02:42.05 by Toothache.
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- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
- Genre: Strategy
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Fire Emblem: Fūin no Tsurugi (ファイアーエムブレム封印の剣) is the 6th game in the Fire Emblem tactical series and the first on the Game Boy Advance console. Like other games in the series, it features a tactical combat system which can be heavily manipulated by a tool-assisted run.

A huge amount of route planning was required to ensure that this run is as fast as possible; detailed analyses of each chapter can be found in the authors' comments.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]GB Pokémon: Blue Version (USA/Europe) "warp glitch" in 28:07.28 by MrWint.
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Uses warps
- Major skip glitch
- Final boss skip glitch
- Executes arbitrary code
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Forgoes save data corruption
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
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Pokémon: Blue Version is part of the first generation of games within its famous series, known for having a very large number of beneficial glitches. In fact, the game can be completed in less than one minute of in-game time using save data corruption (as evidenced in the run of the Yellow Version), but this run avoids such techniques in favor of activating an entirely different glitch.

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

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

NES TAS of 2013

[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]NES Kirby's Adventure (USA PRG0) "game end glitch" in 00:35.91 by MESHUGGAH, CoolKirby, Masterjun, MUGG, TASeditor & was0x.
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- Major skip glitch
- Final boss skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
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Kirby's Adventure is a colorful game that's very long for a NES title. However, a bug was discovered which caused unpredictable results (including triggering the credits) upon using the Stone power while entering the water.

This movie saves over five minutes from its predecessor. This is because instead of playing multiple levels to reach a spot for the glitch, a new wall-clipping trick is used in the third room of the very first level.

This movie was also the result of an intense frame war that spawned over a dozen attempts and ultimately resulted in an improvement of over 3 seconds of the initial attempt.


This movie has two YouTube encodes. The primary version has deliberately glitched ending graphics, whereas the second one displays proper graphics. Both versions have identical input except for the last frame.

Nintendo 3D TAS of 2013

[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers]GC Super Smash Bros. Melee (USA) "Adventure Mode" in 08:42.75 by numerics.
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Fighting
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Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. fighting game series is rather different from your typical fighting game. Instead of wearing your opponent's health down to 0, you must knock him or her out of the battlefield. Damage counts upwards, with knockback from attacks that hit you becoming more severe as your damage increases. Fighting controls are also simplified, making it very easy for even your non-gaming friends to pick up and play.

Super Smash Bros. Melee offers fighters from the wealth of Nintendo characters like Mario, Bowser, different Pokémon, Link, and Kirby. They can either fight through the single-player modes like Classic, Adventure, and Event Mode, or they battle it out against other characters in a four-player frenzy.

Additional characters and stages are unlocked as hidden objectives are met, and coins rewarded for playing in all modes can be spent on a capsule toy machine. The toys in the machine represent games from Nintendo's entire video game history, and each can be viewed in 3D with a brief description.

In this TAS, numerics plays through Adventure Mode with Samus, abusing glitches to move through the stages at a high rate of speed while making the battles as entertaining as possible.

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

PSX TAS of 2013

[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]PSX Mega Man X6 (USA) "all stages" in 39:31.35 by Rolanmen1.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Award - PSX TAS of 2013
X is trying to find the lost Maverick Hunter Zero, who has gone missing since X5. Of course, once found, Zero does most of the dirty work, while X is practically nowhere to be found.

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

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

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


Note: There are encodes of higher resolution in the discussion thread.
Sega TAS of 2013

[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog (World, r1) in 14:28.6 by Tee-N-Tee.
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
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Sonic bounces around surprisingly fast. The lack of Spin Dash makes the strategy a bit different from that of Sonic 2 and Sonic 3 & Knuckles runs, since preserving your momentum becomes a lot more important. However, this doesn't prevent the author from achieving crazy velocities even with such a significant limitation. In this run, the game is completed without collecting any emeralds.

This is the seventh run of this game, improving on the previous effort by 1:01.58 (of in-game time) with the use of new zips and improved precision.

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

Spoiler: hover over the screenshot.


Every second encode link leads to a camhacked version. But don't expect the videos where Sonic is visible offscreen to make more sense than the original ones!
SNES TAS of 2013

[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers]SNES Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (USA v1.0) "100%" in 1:59:35.12 by Baxter, Carl Sagan & NxCy.
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- 100% completion
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Genre: Platform
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Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island is a vibrant, colorful and fun game that stars the popular Yoshi. From a technical standpoint, the game is very exceptional on the SNES due to its use of the SuperFX² coprocessor. The chip allows for many cool special effects that are otherwise impossible on the SNES.

This is a 100% completion of the game. It plays through all the levels and collects every item that contributes to end-of-level score: 5 flowers, 20 red coins, and 30 stars. By getting 100% completion in each stage, six extra stages are also unlocked. These are played at the end of the run, again with 100% scores.

The authors of the run have spent over three years working on this run, showing off plenty of egg juggling, precise shots, and other incredible antics. This run does not use certain glitches present in the other runs of the game (an any% run and a warp glitch run), but there should still be plenty to surprise you. Reading the authors' lengthy comments is recommended.

Speedy TAS of 2013

[Tier: Stars]GC Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut (USA) "Sonic" in 30:12.02 by THC98.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
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Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut, an enhanced port of Sonic Adventure on the Sega Dreamcast, follows the well-known Sonic the Hedgehog as he races to stop Dr. Eggman's evil plans once again — this time in 3D. A notable feature in the game is five extra story modes for some of the other Sonic characters, including Tails, Knuckles and Amy.

This run by THC98 completes Sonic's story, utilizing out of bounds glitches and super fast spindashes for maximum speed. For more tool-assisted Sonic Adventure, see the run of Tails's story by the same author.


Note: The audio is slightly faulty because of a bug in Dolphin's DSP emulation engine.
TAS of 2013

[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers]SNES Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (USA v1.0) "100%" in 1:59:35.12 by Baxter, Carl Sagan & NxCy.
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- 100% completion
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Genre: Platform
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Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island is a vibrant, colorful and fun game that stars the popular Yoshi. From a technical standpoint, the game is very exceptional on the SNES due to its use of the SuperFX² coprocessor. The chip allows for many cool special effects that are otherwise impossible on the SNES.

This is a 100% completion of the game. It plays through all the levels and collects every item that contributes to end-of-level score: 5 flowers, 20 red coins, and 30 stars. By getting 100% completion in each stage, six extra stages are also unlocked. These are played at the end of the run, again with 100% scores.

The authors of the run have spent over three years working on this run, showing off plenty of egg juggling, precise shots, and other incredible antics. This run does not use certain glitches present in the other runs of the game (an any% run and a warp glitch run), but there should still be plenty to surprise you. Reading the authors' lengthy comments is recommended.

3D Platforms TAS of 2012

[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement][Console-verified]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) "all 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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- 100% completion
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Award - 3D Platforms TAS of 2012Award - Speedy TAS of 2012Award - TAS of 2012
In a shocking twist of events, Bowser kidnaps Peach inside her own castle. Mario shows up and rains on Bowser's parade by collecting all 120 stars and winning in record time.

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

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

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

See this movie played back on a real console.

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

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

Computer TAS of 2012

[Tier: Stars]Windows Rosenkreuzstilette (any 1.05c) "Grolla" in 25:50.57 by Bernka.
Hourglass movie (.wtf) (date: 2012-10-10)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
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Rosenkreuzstilette (ローゼンクロイツスティレッテ) is a platform game published by independent Japanese studio [erka:es]. Gameplay resembles a Mega Man clone, with Spiritia collecting various weapons from each boss defeated, and alternate protagonist Grolla playing more like Zero from the Mega Man X and Mega Man Zero series.

See how many things from different Mega Man games you can spot while watching this! Stage by stage notes are in the author's comments.

This movie uses Grolla. For more action, we also have a Spiritia movie by the same author.

DS TAS of 2012

[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]DS Super Mario 64 DS (USA v1.0) in 09:50.64 by MKDasher & ALAKTORN.
DeSmuME movie (.dsm) (date: 2012-01-30)
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- Takes damage to save time
- 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.

Exotic platforms TAS of 2012

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

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

First edition TAS of 2012

[Tier: Moons]Wii World of Goo (USA) in 31:30.88 by STBM.
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- Genre: Puzzle
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World of Goo is a physics-based puzzle game for the Wii. You create structures out of goo and usher around goo balls with them. The gameplay can be pretty interesting, with quite a few different kinds of goo to play with and some interesting puzzle physics to go with it.

First time author STBM uses careful planning and some interesting glitches to complete levels in the blink of an eye. See the author's notes for a full explanation of the various methods used.

Funny TAS of 2012

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

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

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


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

[Tier: Stars]SNES Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 (USA) "playaround" in 30:28.38 by SDR, Thevlackdemonn2294 & Dark Noob.
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- Playaround
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Fighting
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Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 is one of the most diverse games of the series in terms of characters and play modes.

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

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


[Tier: Stars]GB The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (USA v1.0) "playaround" in 40:22.78 by bobmario511.
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- Playaround
- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Takes damage to save time
- 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.

Gameboy TAS of 2012

[Tier: Stars]GB The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (USA v1.0) "playaround" in 40:22.78 by bobmario511.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2012-04-29)
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- Playaround
- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Takes damage to save time
- 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]GBC Pokémon: Yellow Version (USA) "arbitrary code execution" in 12:51.87 by bortreb.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2012-12-05)
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- Playaround
- Demonstration
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Executes arbitrary code
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts save data
- Corrupts memory
- Genre: RPG
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The TASVideos record movie for Pokémon Yellow is a glitchfest that has Ash cataloging every Pokémon in slightly over a minute. Is there any way to get more ridiculous than that? One author said yes. Using nothing but the Game Boy controller and tool-assisted precision, the game is made to run an arbitrary program. See the author's comments for the technical details.
GBA TAS of 2012

[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement][Console-verified]GBA Sonic Advance 2 (USA) in 18:01.78 by Mukki.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2012-01-28)
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- Aims for maximum score
- 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.


Watch this played back on the Game Boy Player.
Glitchy TAS of 2012

[Tier: Moons]GBC Pokémon: Yellow Version (USA) "arbitrary code execution" in 12:51.87 by bortreb.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2012-12-05)
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- Playaround
- Demonstration
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Executes arbitrary code
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts save data
- Corrupts memory
- Genre: RPG
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The TASVideos record movie for Pokémon Yellow is a glitchfest that has Ash cataloging every Pokémon in slightly over a minute. Is there any way to get more ridiculous than that? One author said yes. Using nothing but the Game Boy controller and tool-assisted precision, the game is made to run an arbitrary program. See the author's comments for the technical details.
Lucky TAS of 2012

[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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Rating: 9.1 (20 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.

NES TAS of 2012

[Tier: Moons]NES Battletoads (USA) "game end glitch" in 00:56.94 by MESHUGGAH.
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- 2 Players
- Uses death to save time
- Uses warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Fighting
- Genre: Platform
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Battletoads (1991) is a futuristic beat 'em up game known for its extreme difficulty spread over 16 difficult levels. The mechanics in the game also change drastically from level to level, making the game one of the hardest and most varied for the NES.

In this game, the second most diabolical evil genius in the universe, The Dark Queen, has kidnapped Princess Angelica and Pimple - a battletoad. Rash and Zitz must save them by traveling through the most insane multilevel set of plans ever designed. This includes falling down huge shafts, racing through obstacle courses at breakneck speeds, riding on snakes through a massive maze of spikes, passing through a killer ventilation system, navigating through a missile defense system, climbing a never ending revolving tower, and much much more. Along the way, the Battletoads must also face off against an evil army of robots, genetically engineered rodents, and The Dark Queen herself.

In order to make the game a bit easier, its creators embedded some secret warp zones to skip a few early levels in their entirety. But that simply wasn't good enough for MESHUGGAH; he decided to travel directly to level 3, where he invents his own warp and skips right to the grand finale. He took a glitch found in this TAS and exploited it further, to the point where the Game Over screen appears out of nowhere and suddenly The Dark Queen just gives up and returns Angelica and Pimple, going off to hatch an even more evil plan for next time.

This run conquers the predecessor movie by 5.74 seconds with precise luck manipulation, subpixel optimization and more successful outcome of memory corruption. This movie also won a nice frame war.

Sega TAS of 2012

[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (World v1.1) in 17:51.6 by Aglar.
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- 2 Players
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
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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.

SNES TAS of 2012

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

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

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


The credits glitch has been verified on console using a modified version of this TAS made with the lsnes emulator.
Speedy TAS of 2012

[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement][Console-verified]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) "all 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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- 100% completion
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Award - 3D Platforms TAS of 2012Award - Speedy TAS of 2012Award - TAS of 2012
In a shocking twist of events, Bowser kidnaps Peach inside her own castle. Mario shows up and rains on Bowser's parade by collecting all 120 stars and winning in record time.

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

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

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

See this movie played back on a real console.

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

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

TAS of 2012

[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement][Console-verified]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) "all 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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- 100% completion
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Award - 3D Platforms TAS of 2012Award - Speedy TAS of 2012Award - TAS of 2012
In a shocking twist of events, Bowser kidnaps Peach inside her own castle. Mario shows up and rains on Bowser's parade by collecting all 120 stars and winning in record time.

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

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

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

See this movie played back on a real console.

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

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

Arcade TAS of 2011

[Tier: Stars]Arcade Metal Slug X (World) in 18:32.2 by x2poet.
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- 2 Players
- Forgoes time-saving death
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Shooter
Award - Arcade TAS of 2011
Metal Slug X (2001) is a remixed version of Metal Slug 2, the second installment of an immensely popular run'n'gun series released on the Neo Geo MVS. The games are notable for incredibly detailed pixel graphics, fluid animation, and good humor; but the real key to their longevity is, of course, their high difficulty as far as survival goes.

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

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


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

Computer TAS of 2011

[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers][Has commentary]Windows Cave Story (JPN 1.0.0.6) "best ending" in 50:10.3 by nitsuja.
Hourglass movie (.wtf) (date: 2011-11-12)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 216.85 MB, length: 54:38)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 212.62 MB, length: 54:31)
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Rating: 9.0 (45 votes)
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- Best ending
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter
Award - Computer TAS of 2011Award - First edition TAS of 2011Award - TAS of 2011
Cave Story (2004) is a famous freeware indie game notable for being made entirely by one person, Daisuke "Pixel" Amaya.

Watch as nitsuja completely destroys this difficult game with amazingly precise movement. This playthrough saves Curly and finishes with the best ending after beating Ballos.

The program used to make this run, Hourglass, was also developed by nitsuja—with the creation of this run in mind. As such, it is our first published run of a Windows game.


Downloadable encodes and the YouTube encode include commentary as soft subtitles.
DS TAS of 2011

[Tier: Stars]DS Brain Age (USA) "playaround" in 06:33.66 by Ryuto.
DeSmuME movie (.dsm) (date: 2011-02-10)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 8.15 MB, length: 08:03)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 9.67 MB, length: 08:03)
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Submission #2990 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1569 (04:08.1)
Rating: 8.3 (51.5 votes)
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- Playaround
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Puzzle
Award - DS TAS of 2011Award - Funny TAS of 2011
Brain Age (also known as Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training) is a puzzle game designed on the premise of exercising your brain. In this run, for example, the idea is to solve a series of simple mathematical puzzles.

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

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

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

First edition TAS of 2011

[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers][Has commentary]Windows Cave Story (JPN 1.0.0.6) "best ending" in 50:10.3 by nitsuja.
Hourglass movie (.wtf) (date: 2011-11-12)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 216.85 MB, length: 54:38)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 212.62 MB, length: 54:31)
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Submission #3343 — Author's comments
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Rating: 9.0 (45 votes)
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- Best ending
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter
Award - Computer TAS of 2011Award - First edition TAS of 2011Award - TAS of 2011
Cave Story (2004) is a famous freeware indie game notable for being made entirely by one person, Daisuke "Pixel" Amaya.

Watch as nitsuja completely destroys this difficult game with amazingly precise movement. This playthrough saves Curly and finishes with the best ending after beating Ballos.

The program used to make this run, Hourglass, was also developed by nitsuja—with the creation of this run in mind. As such, it is our first published run of a Windows game.


Downloadable encodes and the YouTube encode include commentary as soft subtitles.
Funny TAS of 2011

[Tier: Stars]DS Brain Age (USA) "playaround" in 06:33.66 by Ryuto.
DeSmuME movie (.dsm) (date: 2011-02-10)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 8.15 MB, length: 08:03)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 9.67 MB, length: 08:03)
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Submission #2990 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #1569 (04:08.1)
Rating: 8.3 (51.5 votes)
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- Playaround
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Puzzle
Award - DS TAS of 2011Award - Funny TAS of 2011
Brain Age (also known as Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training) is a puzzle game designed on the premise of exercising your brain. In this run, for example, the idea is to solve a series of simple mathematical puzzles.

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

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

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

Gameboy TAS of 2011

[Tier: Moons]SGB Pokémon: Blue Version (USA/Europe) "Gotta Catch 'Em All!" in 3:20:46.17 by p4wn3r & Mukki.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2011-07-14)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 110.75 MB, length: 3:23:53)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 125.20 MB, length: 3:23:57)
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Submission #3203 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.5 (26.5 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- 100% completion
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Forgoes save data corruption
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Award - Gameboy TAS of 2011Award - Lucky TAS of 2011

This movie has been obsoleted!

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Pokémon: Blue Version is part of the first generation of games within its famous series, known for having a very large number of beneficial glitches. In fact, the game can be completed in less than one minute of in-game time by save data corruption as evidenced in the run of the Yellow Version, and it can be completed in under half an hour using a more 'conventional' glitch, as shown by the other run on the Blue Version. These runs break the game, and avoid much of the gameplay intended by the developers.

And now, for something completely different. In this run, the authors, p4wn3r and Mukki, catch all 151 Pokémon and complete the game while only using what they call "light glitches", showing off much more of the game than seen in the other runs while still using many glitches to complete this goal much faster than the programmers could have imagined. For more details about the techniques used in this run, and for their definition of what constitutes a light glitch, as always, please read the authors' notes.

Spoiler: Hover over the screenshot.

GBA TAS of 2011

[Tier: Moons]GBA The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (USA) in 1:48:09.75 by Tompa.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2011-09-03)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 230.68 MB, length: 1:52:25)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
Award - GBA TAS of 2011

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The Minish Cap is an addition to The Legend of Zelda series that sees our hero fight Ganondorf Vaati, retrieve and power up the Master Sword Picori Sword to once again save the land of Hyrule and rescue Princess Zelda.

Following the constant advice of a talking hat and utilizing unique items as well as getting more use out of an ocarina than simply getting around, Tompa completes this task in record time, putting Vaati back in his place in a mere hour and 48 minutes!

Glitchy TAS of 2011

[Tier: Stars]SNES Mega Man & Bass (JPN) "100 CDs" in 38:07.68 by sparky, parrot14green & woabclf.
snes9x movie (.smv) (date: 2011-11-23)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 103.28 MB, length: 40:20)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 112.61 MB, length: 40:20)
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Submission #3354 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1726 (39:48.65)
Rating: 9.3 (30 votes)
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- 100% completion
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Award - Glitchy TAS of 2011
Rockman & Forte (ロックマン&フォルテ), known as Mega Man & Bass in the western world, used to be the last game in the original Rockman/Mega Man series, until Rockman & Forte Mirai kara no Chōsensha (ロックマン&フォルテ 未来からの挑戦者) was released for the WonderSwan.

This time around, Dr. Wily has his own creation turned against him, allowing the player to use Mega Man or a bad guy!

However, in this run, the players only use Mega Man and collect each and every CD in the game, which shouldn't be possible using only one character. Then again, many things happen in this movie that weren't intended to be possible.

This run is a collaboration between sparky, the current author of the other branches for this game, parrot14green, the author of the previous "100 CDs" run, and woabcfl, the author of the Rockman no Constancy runs. It improves the previous movie by 1:40.96. You can read the authors' comments for more details.

There are two more Rockman & Forte runs to watch on this site; featuring completion of the game with Rockman and Forte as fast as possible, without worrying about CD collection.

Lucky TAS of 2011

[Tier: Moons]SGB Pokémon: Blue Version (USA/Europe) "Gotta Catch 'Em All!" in 3:20:46.17 by p4wn3r & Mukki.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2011-07-14)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 110.75 MB, length: 3:23:53)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 125.20 MB, length: 3:23:57)
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Submission #3203 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 7.5 (26.5 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- 100% completion
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Forgoes save data corruption
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Award - Gameboy TAS of 2011Award - Lucky TAS of 2011

This movie has been obsoleted!

Click here to see the movie that obsoleted it.
Pokémon: Blue Version is part of the first generation of games within its famous series, known for having a very large number of beneficial glitches. In fact, the game can be completed in less than one minute of in-game time by save data corruption as evidenced in the run of the Yellow Version, and it can be completed in under half an hour using a more 'conventional' glitch, as shown by the other run on the Blue Version. These runs break the game, and avoid much of the gameplay intended by the developers.

And now, for something completely different. In this run, the authors, p4wn3r and Mukki, catch all 151 Pokémon and complete the game while only using what they call "light glitches", showing off much more of the game than seen in the other runs while still using many glitches to complete this goal much faster than the programmers could have imagined. For more details about the techniques used in this run, and for their definition of what constitutes a light glitch, as always, please read the authors' notes.

Spoiler: Hover over the screenshot.

N64/Wii TAS of 2011

[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers]N64 The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (USA) in 1:29:32.02 by MrGrunz.
Mupen64 movie (.m64) (date: 2011-08-04)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 318.71 MB, length: 1:36:16)
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Submission #3194 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #963 (2:14:03.08)
Rating: 9.3 (57 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
Award - N64/Wii TAS of 2011Award - TAS of 2011
In the direct sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Link is back to being a lone boy without a fairy. One day, he is attacked by Skull Kid and his two fairies, Tatl and Tael, and they steal his ocarina. After pursuing Skull Kid, he is transformed into a Deku Scrub. Link continues pursuing Skull Kid all the way to the Clock Town (now with the help of Tatl the fairy, a more 'in yo face' version of Navi).

This TAS of the game is the result of three years of hard work and many restarts due to new discoveries. It features many never-before-seen tricks and glitches, and completes every dungeon without getting a single boss key. Everything is done out of order, in ways that will amaze the viewer and keep them on the edge of their seat the entire way through, including a whole new way of warping between the areas in the game's over-world, and a new method of traveling that makes even the longest stretches in the game seem tiny.

The author beats the game in two 3-day cycles (the previous route used three), and does so in a way that puts every past attempt at a 6-day challenge to shame.

Note: There are encodes of higher resolutions in the discussion thread. Also, if you know the cutscenes of this game by memory at this point and would rather watch an encode without them, it's your lucky day.

NES TAS of 2011

[Tier: Stars][Console-verified][Has commentary]NES Super Mario Bros. 2 (USA PRG0) "warpless" in 18:29.26 by Aglar & Andrewg.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2011-03-01)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 20.91 MB, length: 21:26)
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Submission #3015 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1001 (19:39.93)
Rating: 9.1 (35.5 votes)
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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.


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

[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]NES Battletoads (USA) "warps, 2 players" in 11:04.72 by feos & MESHUGGAH.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2011-11-16)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 34.73 MB, length: 12:09)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 33.96 MB, length: 12:09)
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Submission #3356 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #291 (15:29.03)
Obsoletes movie #310 (13:27.98)
Rating: 8.7 (33.5 votes)
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- 2 Players
- Uses death to save time
- Uses warps
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Genre: Fighting
- Genre: Platform
Award - NES TAS of 2011
Battletoads (1991) is a futuristic beat 'em up known for its graphics and extreme difficulty. The story is that the sexy Dark Queen who wants to rule the universe has kidnapped Princess Angelica and a toad named Pimple. Two other toads, Rash and Zitz, attempt to rescue them and defeat the Dark Queen.

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

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

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

PSX TAS of 2011

[Tier: Stars]PSX Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (USA) "Replay Mode" in 13:58.27 by arukAdo.
PSXjin movie (.pjm) (date: 2011-05-04)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 123.50 MB, length: 22:12)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 114.94 MB, length: 22:05)
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Submission #3024 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.3 (14.5 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
Award - PSX TAS of 2011

This movie has been obsoleted!

Click here to see the movie that obsoleted it.
Not only was Castlevania: Symphony of the Night the first installment of the Castlevania series on PSX, but also the very first PSX TAS to be published. Follow Dracula's son Alucard as he glitches through the castle on a quest to end his father's life.

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

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

Sega TAS of 2011

[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (any v1.1) in 18:42.37 by FuzZerd, Sonikkustar, Upthorn & Aglar.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2011-04-15)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 103.45 MB, length: 22:41)
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Submission #3101 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #600 (19:55.43)
Rating: 8.9 (23 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- 2 Players
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Award - Sega TAS of 2011

This movie has been obsoleted!

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Super fast bouncing around. Completed without collecting any emeralds, with Sonic and Tails (both controlled by the player).

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

SNES TAS of 2011

[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]SNES Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (USA v1.0) in 1:33:40.18 by Carl Sagan.
snes9x movie (.smv) (date: 2011-10-13)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 384.46 MB, length: 1:38:09)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 504.10 MB, length: 1:38:09)
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Submission #3312 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #362 (1:38:56.6)
Rating: 8.6 (21.5 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes warps
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Genre: Platform
Award - SNES TAS of 2011
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island is a vibrant, colorful and fun game that stars the popular Yoshi. From a technical standpoint, the game is very exceptional on the SNES due to its use of the SuperFX chip, which allows for many cool special effects that are otherwise impossible on the SNES.

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

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

Speedy TAS of 2011

[Tier: Moons]DS Ivy the Kiwi? (USA) "100%" in 15:23.86 by Ryuto.
DeSmuME movie (.dsm) (date: 2011-03-13)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 65.62 MB, length: 17:01)
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Submission #3033 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.1 (27 votes)
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- 100% completion
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Puzzle
Award - Speedy TAS of 2011
Ivy is a lost bird who is wandering aimlessly around looking for her mother. Normally when you play the game you simply draw vines for Ivy to walk on and you can pull them to bounce her over an obstacle.

With tools, this turns into a mad orgy of bouncing and springy physics action that is difficult to follow with the naked eye. Don't blink or you'll miss it!

TAS of 2011

[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers]N64 The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (USA) in 1:29:32.02 by MrGrunz.
Mupen64 movie (.m64) (date: 2011-08-04)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 318.71 MB, length: 1:36:16)
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Submission #3194 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #963 (2:14:03.08)
Rating: 9.3 (57 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
Award - N64/Wii TAS of 2011Award - TAS of 2011
In the direct sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Link is back to being a lone boy without a fairy. One day, he is attacked by Skull Kid and his two fairies, Tatl and Tael, and they steal his ocarina. After pursuing Skull Kid, he is transformed into a Deku Scrub. Link continues pursuing Skull Kid all the way to the Clock Town (now with the help of Tatl the fairy, a more 'in yo face' version of Navi).

This TAS of the game is the result of three years of hard work and many restarts due to new discoveries. It features many never-before-seen tricks and glitches, and completes every dungeon without getting a single boss key. Everything is done out of order, in ways that will amaze the viewer and keep them on the edge of their seat the entire way through, including a whole new way of warping between the areas in the game's over-world, and a new method of traveling that makes even the longest stretches in the game seem tiny.

The author beats the game in two 3-day cycles (the previous route used three), and does so in a way that puts every past attempt at a 6-day challenge to shame.

Note: There are encodes of higher resolutions in the discussion thread. Also, if you know the cutscenes of this game by memory at this point and would rather watch an encode without them, it's your lucky day.


[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers][Has commentary]Windows Cave Story (JPN 1.0.0.6) "best ending" in 50:10.3 by nitsuja.
Hourglass movie (.wtf) (date: 2011-11-12)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 216.85 MB, length: 54:38)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 212.62 MB, length: 54:31)
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Submission #3343 — Author's comments
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Rating: 9.0 (45 votes)
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- Best ending
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter
Award - Computer TAS of 2011Award - First edition TAS of 2011Award - TAS of 2011
Cave Story (2004) is a famous freeware indie game notable for being made entirely by one person, Daisuke "Pixel" Amaya.

Watch as nitsuja completely destroys this difficult game with amazingly precise movement. This playthrough saves Curly and finishes with the best ending after beating Ballos.

The program used to make this run, Hourglass, was also developed by nitsuja—with the creation of this run in mind. As such, it is our first published run of a Windows game.


Downloadable encodes and the YouTube encode include commentary as soft subtitles.
Arcade TAS of 2010

[Tier: Stars]Arcade The Simpsons in 13:37.73 by adelikat & DarkKobold.
Final Burn Alpha movie (.fbm) (date: 2010-09-01)
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Submission #2821 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.8 (39 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- 4 Players
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Fighting
Award - Arcade TAS of 2010
¡Ay, caramba! The Simpsons Arcade Game is Konami's 4-player beat 'em up based on the ultra-hit TV show, The Simpsons. The Simpsons cartoon has now (at the time of writing) spanned 21 seasons, a world-wide movie, and licensing from here to kingdom come. In this TAS, adelikat and DarkKobold use four of the five Simpson family to track down the missing 5th member, Maggie.

All right now, play friendly!

DS TAS of 2010

[Tier: Stars]DS Brain Age (USA) "playaround" in 04:08.1 by Ryuto.
DeSmuME movie (.dsm) (date: 2010-07-09)
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Submission #2735 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.2 (41 votes)
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- Playaround
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Puzzle
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Brain Age is a puzzle game designed on the premise of exercising your brain. In this run, for example, the idea is to solve a series of simple mathematical puzzles.

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

First edition TAS of 2010

[Tier: Stars]DS Brain Age (USA) "playaround" in 04:08.1 by Ryuto.
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- Genre: Puzzle
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Brain Age is a puzzle game designed on the premise of exercising your brain. In this run, for example, the idea is to solve a series of simple mathematical puzzles.

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

Funny TAS of 2010

[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers]SNES International Superstar Soccer Deluxe (USA) "playaround" in 15:24.38 by Marcokarty.
snes9x movie (.smv) (date: 2010-01-05)
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Sport
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When watching sports, you're usually prepared for the unexpected. But what happens when it verges into the outright impossible?

In this superplay, watch in awe as a team is forced to score on its own goal ("OH NO! OWN GOAL!?"), the scoreboard mysteriously records extra goals that were never scored (and even rolls backwards at one point), and the very laws of physics themselves seem to get completely broken.

Gameboy TAS of 2010

[Tier: Stars]GBC The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX (USA v1.0) in 1:00:02.68 by Swordless Link.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
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The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX is an updated version of an older GB game which adds color, an additional dungeon, various other minor features, and a lot of bug fixes. Link, after rescuing Hyrule (again?), sets off on a journey and subsequently shipwrecks on the mysterious Koholint Island, which has been overtaken by evil monsters which he must defeat in order to find a way back home.

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

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

GBA TAS of 2010

[Tier: Stars]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "all souls" in 25:47.05 by Kriole.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2010-10-01)
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- Best ending
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
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Everyone who has at least once attempted to gather a soul from each of the 120 different enemies in Aria of Sorrow, especially during a speedrun, knows the frustration it incurs after a hundredth failed attempt to get the required drop. That just makes this all-souls TAS, which beats the game on Hard mode and without using glitch warps in a little more than 25 minutes, even more impressive.

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

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


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

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

Glitchy TAS of 2010

[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]NES Mega Man (JPN) in 12:23.34 by Shinryuu & FinalFighter.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2010-12-01)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
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On this site, we make perfect movies, and then we surpass them. Of course, if we can surpass them, they were not perfect in the first place, but who would have known?

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

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

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

Lucky TAS of 2010

[Tier: Stars]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "all souls" in 25:47.05 by Kriole.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2010-10-01)
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- Best ending
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
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Everyone who has at least once attempted to gather a soul from each of the 120 different enemies in Aria of Sorrow, especially during a speedrun, knows the frustration it incurs after a hundredth failed attempt to get the required drop. That just makes this all-souls TAS, which beats the game on Hard mode and without using glitch warps in a little more than 25 minutes, even more impressive.

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

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


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

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

N64 TAS of 2010

[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]N64 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (USA v1.0) in 56:54.2 by Bloobiebla.
Mupen64 movie (.m64) (date: 2010-09-07)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
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In the revolutionary 3D debut for The Legend of Zelda series, Link must travel around the colorful land of Hyrule and awaken six Sages in order to save it from the evil Ganondorf.

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

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

If you know the cutscenes of this game by memory at this point and would rather watch an encode without them, it's your lucky day!


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

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

[Tier: Stars]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) in 05:04.57 by SilentSlayers, sonicpacker, Moltov, Kyman, Mickey/VIS & Johannes.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
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At first there were 70 stars because Bowser demanded it. Then there were 16 stars because MIPS the rabbit demanded it. Then there was 1 star because Bowser's Sub demanded it. Now there are none because the viewers are impatient and demanded the game be quicker.

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

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

Super Mario 64 has a history of publications on this site. If you wish to see how it unfolded since the beginning, see the page SM64TASHistory. Also, if you have a hankering to see MIPs the rabbit, the 16 stars route has been improved.

NES TAS of 2010

[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]NES Mega Man (JPN) in 12:23.34 by Shinryuu & FinalFighter.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2010-12-01)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
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On this site, we make perfect movies, and then we surpass them. Of course, if we can surpass them, they were not perfect in the first place, but who would have known?

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

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

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

New systems TAS of 2010

[Tier: Moons]DOS Jazz Jackrabbit (shareware) in 04:43.79 by Ilari.
JPC-RR movie (.jrsr) (date: 2010-10-14)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter
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Jazz Jackrabbit is one of the earliest products released by what was then known as Epic MegaGames, better known these days for producing the Unreal engine. It was viewed initially as being a pastiche of the Sonic the Hedgehog games was and arguably developed along those lines, bearing much of the same fast platformer action.

This run completes the shareware version of the game, which only contains the first episode. You can also watch runs from the same author that complete the two Christmas special episodes of this game.

PCE TAS of 2010

[Tier: Moons]PCE Bonk's Adventure (USA) in 24:03.63 by Jerfo.
Mednafen/PCEjin movie (.mc2) (date: 2010-10-04)
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- Genre: Platform
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Bonk, a young caveman with a big noggin, intended to become the TurboGrafx-16's flagship character, starred in three games, Bonk's Adventure, Bonk's Revenge, and Bonk III.

Since the system was generally considered a commercial failure, the first two games were ported to other systems like the Nintendo Entertainment System and the Game Boy, and two original games in the series were even made on the Super Nintendo.

In his debut, Bonk's Adventure, you play as him on his quest to rescue Princess Za, a small pink and cute little reptile, from the evil King Drool, a huge and ugly tyronnosaurus.

Jerfo completes this quest in only 24 minutes, by making Bonk fly over most stages while he spins himself in the air, bouncing himself on enemies. Make sure you're ready to hear that spinning sound over and over again!

PSX TAS of 2010

[Tier: Moons]PSX Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (USA) "all relics, best ending" in 57:20.6 by arukAdo.
PCSX movie (.pxm) (date: 2010-08-04)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- 100% completion
- Best ending
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Corrupts save data
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
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Like most games in the Castlevania series, Symphony of the Night has different possible endings. To achieve the best ending, one must explore at least 1847 rooms which is normally a huge, time-consuming task.

However, in this run, certain abilities are gained that allow Alucard to move at tremendous speed along glitched routes that players in 1997 could not have even dreamed of.

While traveling through all those rooms, the author, arukAdo, simultaneously acquires all of the relics, making this an "all relics and best ending" run.

Sega TAS of 2010

[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles (World) in 29:51.2 by nitsuja, Upthorn & marzojr.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2010-10-23)
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- 2 Players
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
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Ludicrous-speed bouncing around. Completed without collecting any emeralds, with both Sonic and Tails controlled by the player.

This run takes everything you know about Sonic 3 & Knuckles and turns it upside-down. It extensively uses the "scroll objects offscreen to pass through them" trick to zip and warp to places that shouldn't be reached, break bosses, and effectively skip entire stages.

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


The second YouTube link is to the camhacked HD encode, which attempts to always keep Sonic onscreen and puts HD sprites on top of the background to make the TAS look even better. Camhacked SD downloadables are also available in the Archive collection.
SNES TAS of 2010

[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers]SNES International Superstar Soccer Deluxe (USA) "playaround" in 15:24.38 by Marcokarty.
snes9x movie (.smv) (date: 2010-01-05)
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- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Sport
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When watching sports, you're usually prepared for the unexpected. But what happens when it verges into the outright impossible?

In this superplay, watch in awe as a team is forced to score on its own goal ("OH NO! OWN GOAL!?"), the scoreboard mysteriously records extra goals that were never scored (and even rolls backwards at one point), and the very laws of physics themselves seem to get completely broken.

Speedy TAS of 2010

[Tier: Stars]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) in 05:04.57 by SilentSlayers, sonicpacker, Moltov, Kyman, Mickey/VIS & Johannes.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
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At first there were 70 stars because Bowser demanded it. Then there were 16 stars because MIPS the rabbit demanded it. Then there was 1 star because Bowser's Sub demanded it. Now there are none because the viewers are impatient and demanded the game be quicker.

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

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

Super Mario 64 has a history of publications on this site. If you wish to see how it unfolded since the beginning, see the page SM64TASHistory. Also, if you have a hankering to see MIPs the rabbit, the 16 stars route has been improved.

TAS of 2010

[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]NES Mega Man (JPN) in 12:23.34 by Shinryuu & FinalFighter.
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
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On this site, we make perfect movies, and then we surpass them. Of course, if we can surpass them, they were not perfect in the first place, but who would have known?

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

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

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

Funny TAS of 2009

[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers]SNES Family Feud (USA) "playaround" in 06:46.28 by Heisanevilgenius.
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- Genre: Gameshow
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Family Feud (1993) follows the premise of the American TV show of the same name. Two families are pitted against each other in a contest aimed at guessing the results of a public survey. In the first two rounds, the first family member to press a button and give a concise answer that happens to be on the survey earns points. After that, this family can continue guessing answers on the survey, with control switching to the other family on incorrect guesses. After two rounds, the family with fewer points is disqualified, and the last round allows two members of the remaining family to list several of the existing survey answers in a very short time period.

Heisanevilgenius's family, The As, ignores all that and goes with elaborate and utter nonsense instead… only to find the host accepting their answers as correct. The other family, The Halls, doesn't even get the chance to insert a word, proving the racial prejudice of the host. Watch the game and see for yourself.

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

Note: Some answers contain coarse language.

GBx TAS of 2009

[Tier: Stars]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "all souls" in 28:01.58 by Kriole.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2009-12-27)
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Submission #2509 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.9 (27 votes)
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- Best ending
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
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Everyone who has at least once attempted to gather a soul from each of the 120 enemies in Aria of Sorrow, especially during a speedrun, knows the frustration it incurs after a hundredth failed attempt to get the required drop. Even TASers who were trying their hand at this category since 2006 had to put their progress on hiatus due to the amount of luck manipulation going on in nearly every room.

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

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

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

Glitchy TAS of 2009

[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]SNES Chrono Trigger (USA) "SRAM glitch" in 21:23.98 by inichi.
snes9x movie (.smv) (date: 2009-05-10)
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- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts save data
- Genre: RPG
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While Chrono Trigger (1995) usually takes days to complete, inichi decided he'd rather not have to sit through all the unnecessary stuff, like long cutscenes, unskippable boss fights and key plot events, so he did it in 21 minutes instead. "Big deal!", you might say — until you realize he didn't use NewGame+. Pick your jaw up off the floor!

As Bisqwit puts it: Who needs strategy when you can just blast yourself through the wafers of the universe?

Reading the author's comments is a requirement if you want so much as a clue to what's going on.

Innovative TAS of 2009

[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers]SNES Family Feud (USA) "playaround" in 06:46.28 by Heisanevilgenius.
snes9x movie (.smv) (date: 2009-01-26)
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Submission #2166 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.7 (98.5 votes)
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- Playaround
- Genre: Gameshow
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Family Feud (1993) follows the premise of the American TV show of the same name. Two families are pitted against each other in a contest aimed at guessing the results of a public survey. In the first two rounds, the first family member to press a button and give a concise answer that happens to be on the survey earns points. After that, this family can continue guessing answers on the survey, with control switching to the other family on incorrect guesses. After two rounds, the family with fewer points is disqualified, and the last round allows two members of the remaining family to list several of the existing survey answers in a very short time period.

Heisanevilgenius's family, The As, ignores all that and goes with elaborate and utter nonsense instead… only to find the host accepting their answers as correct. The other family, The Halls, doesn't even get the chance to insert a word, proving the racial prejudice of the host. Watch the game and see for yourself.

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

Note: Some answers contain coarse language.

Lucky TAS of 2009

[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]Genesis Shining Force (USA) in 1:59:59.05 by DarkKobold.
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Submission #2258 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.2 (17 votes)
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
- Genre: Strategy
Award - Lucky TAS of 2009
Shining Force is just under two hours of luck manipulation action. The random number generator is abused to the highest degree. The author used MATLAB, a math scripting language, to optimize the battle speeds.

This is a 4 minute 27 second improvement over the previous movie by the same author.

NES TAS of 2009

[Tier: Stars]NES Mega Man 2 (JPN) in 23:54.75 by Shinryuu, pirohiko & FinalFighter.
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Submission #2377 — Author's comments
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
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Mega Man 2 is a game that hardly needs any introduction. This movie plays Rockman 2, the Japanese version, which is essentially Mega Man 2 in difficult mode.

This is an improvement of about 37 seconds over the authors' previous effort; nearly 30 seconds of which come from a complete overhaul (and mutilation) of the Wood Man stage.

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

New systems TAS of 2009

[Tier: Moons]PSX Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (USA) in 19:01.63 by arukAdo & pirate_sephiroth.
PCSX movie (.pxm) (date: 2009-10-16)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
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Not only was Castlevania: Symphony of the Night the first installment of the Castlevania series on PSX but also the first PSX game to have a published run here. Follow Dracula's son Alucard as he glitches through the castle on a quest to end his father's life.

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

A 100% run covering the whole castle is also available here. If you prefer the main character to have muscular bare arms and to pray to the rain gods to defeat bosses, you may enjoy the Richter version. If you want to see a run on Replay mode that can skip many cutscenes, see this run.

Sega TAS of 2009

[Tier: Moons]Genesis Crusader of Centy (USA) in 43:40.17 by Eratyx.
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Submission #2434 — Author's comments
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
Award - Sega TAS of 2009
Crusader of Centy (1994), also known as Soleil, tells the story of a teenage boy saving humanity from monsters that might or might not actually be evil. To his aid he has up to two pets at a time granting him some special ability.

The movie takes advantage of the way the game calculates movement speed to make some seemingly impossible long jumps and skip large parts of some rooms.

SNES TAS of 2009

[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]SNES Chrono Trigger (USA) "SRAM glitch" in 21:23.98 by inichi.
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- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts save data
- Genre: RPG
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While Chrono Trigger (1995) usually takes days to complete, inichi decided he'd rather not have to sit through all the unnecessary stuff, like long cutscenes, unskippable boss fights and key plot events, so he did it in 21 minutes instead. "Big deal!", you might say — until you realize he didn't use NewGame+. Pick your jaw up off the floor!

As Bisqwit puts it: Who needs strategy when you can just blast yourself through the wafers of the universe?

Reading the author's comments is a requirement if you want so much as a clue to what's going on.

Speedy TAS of 2009

[Tier: Moons]GBA Gunstar Super Heroes (USA) in 18:32.22 by Comicalflop.
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter
Award - Speedy TAS of 2009
Gunstar Super Heroes is the sequel to Gunstar Heroes for the Genesis. Compared to Gunstar Heroes, in this game, you can go much faster. You can also yell and shout more than should be possible in a game!

Warning!

Those who experience motion sickness easily might not want to watch the autoshooter segments too closely. You have been warned.
TAS of 2009

[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]SNES Chrono Trigger (USA) "SRAM glitch" in 21:23.98 by inichi.
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- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts save data
- Genre: RPG
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While Chrono Trigger (1995) usually takes days to complete, inichi decided he'd rather not have to sit through all the unnecessary stuff, like long cutscenes, unskippable boss fights and key plot events, so he did it in 21 minutes instead. "Big deal!", you might say — until you realize he didn't use NewGame+. Pick your jaw up off the floor!

As Bisqwit puts it: Who needs strategy when you can just blast yourself through the wafers of the universe?

Reading the author's comments is a requirement if you want so much as a clue to what's going on.

Funny TAS of 2008

[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES R.B.I. Baseball (USA) in 04:29.23 by adelikat.
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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.

You can see this played on a real NES by clicking here.

GBx TAS of 2008

[Tier: Moons]GBA Spider-Man 3 (USA) in 15:38.73 by mmbossman.
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
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In this game, based loosely on the 2007 summer blockbuster, we see our friendly neighborhood Spider-man zip through 15 levels and 5 bosses with speed, style, and a sexy new black suit.

In this run, mmbossman heavily abuses a technique that allows him to maintain a very high speed throughout each level, stopping only to rescue civilians or disable bombs. However, since speed isn't as important in boss fights, Spidey also gets a chance to show off some of his acrobatic and martial arts skills.

Glitchy TAS of 2008

[Tier: Moons]GBC Pokémon: Yellow Version (USA/Europe) "SRAM glitch" in 02:06.28 by gia.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2008-06-14)
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Submission #1958 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.9 (38.5 votes)
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- Uses warps
- Major skip glitch
- Final boss skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts save data
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
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Ash reveals his dark side, using save corruption and direct memory manipulation to catch 152 Pokémon in the blink of an eye. Then he beats the game in just 1 minute and 13 seconds (in-game time).

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

Innovative TAS of 2008

[Tier: Moons]GBC Pokémon: Yellow Version (USA/Europe) "SRAM glitch" in 02:06.28 by gia.
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- Uses warps
- Major skip glitch
- Final boss skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts save data
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
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Ash reveals his dark side, using save corruption and direct memory manipulation to catch 152 Pokémon in the blink of an eye. Then he beats the game in just 1 minute and 13 seconds (in-game time).

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

Lucky TAS of 2008

[Tier: Moons]Genesis King's Bounty (USA/Europe) in 00:09.93 by gia & Aqfaq.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2008-07-20)
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Submission #2025 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.4 (55 votes)
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
- Genre: Strategy
Award - Lucky TAS of 2008
At TASVideos, even 10 second long movies are improved, and game characters become so powerful they don't even have to move in order to complete the game.

This improvement is a result of the previous movie's author joining forces with the author of a VBA bot used in a glitched-out Pokémon TAS. Together they've managed to shorten the solution by 14 frames with the help of a similarly-designed bot for Gens.

Note that, while input length is 10 seconds long, less than 0.3 seconds of it is actual gameplay!

N64 TAS of 2008

[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]N64 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (USA v1.0) "All Dungeons, Temples, & Ganon Trials" in 2:51:19.1 by Bloobiebla.
Mupen64 movie (.m64) (date: 2008-11-29)
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Submission #2087 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.6 (81.5 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
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The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. According to the author, This run aims to complete all dungeons/temples/Ganon trials as quickly as possible.

As such, it is a slight deviation from the usual "complete the game as fast as possible without any regard to the plot" theme. Slight, because it still does things in the wrong order.

This movie contains several new glitches that are not used in the aims-for-fastest-time TAS that we have on this site. As a bonus, a special high-quality cel-shaded video is provided for your viewing pleasure in mkv format. If you encounter problems viewing it, please check the Downloads page.


Two commentaries for the price of one! Be sure to check out either Comicalflop's commentary, or MiraiGen's one.
NES TAS of 2008

[Tier: Stars][Console-verified]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG0) "warps" in 10:29.05 by adelikat, Deign, Cardboard & JXQ.
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Submission #1859 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.8 (37 votes)
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- Uses warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
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Surprise Super Mario Bros 3. improvement from nowhere!

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

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

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

This run played on a real NES

Sega TAS of 2008

[Tier: Stars]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles in 33:05.78 by nitsuja & Upthorn.
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Submission #1935 — Author's comments
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Rating: 9.0 (28 votes)
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- 2 Players
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
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Ludicrous-speed bouncing around. Completed without collecting any emeralds, with both Sonic and Tails controlled by the player.

This run takes everything you know about Sonic and Knuckles and turns it upside-down. It extensively uses the "scroll objects offscreen to pass through them" trick to zip and warp to places that shouldn't be reached, break bosses, and effectively skip entire stages.

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

SNES TAS of 2008

[Tier: Stars]SNES Super Mario World (USA) "warps" in 10:26.65 by Mister.
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Submission #1986 — Author's comments
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
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Super Mario World is a game which needs no introduction.

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

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

Speedy TAS of 2008

[Tier: Stars]NES Excitebike (JPN/USA) in 05:31.37 by JXQ.
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Submission #1869 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.5 (38 votes)
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Racing
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This movie plays Excitebike really, really fast — now almost 4 seconds faster than the previous movie by Luke Gustafson.

Times for each track are:

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

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

TAS of 2008

[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]N64 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (USA v1.0) "All Dungeons, Temples, & Ganon Trials" in 2:51:19.1 by Bloobiebla.
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Rating: 7.6 (81.5 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
Award - N64 TAS of 2008Award - TAS of 2008

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The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. According to the author, This run aims to complete all dungeons/temples/Ganon trials as quickly as possible.

As such, it is a slight deviation from the usual "complete the game as fast as possible without any regard to the plot" theme. Slight, because it still does things in the wrong order.

This movie contains several new glitches that are not used in the aims-for-fastest-time TAS that we have on this site. As a bonus, a special high-quality cel-shaded video is provided for your viewing pleasure in mkv format. If you encounter problems viewing it, please check the Downloads page.


Two commentaries for the price of one! Be sure to check out either Comicalflop's commentary, or MiraiGen's one.
Funny TAS of 2007

[Tier: Moons]NES River City Ransom (USA) "playaround" in 12:55.38 by adelikat & JXQ.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2007-12-04)
AVI file via BitTorrent (size: 19.66 MB, length: 16:13)
Mirror www.archive.org
Watch on (www.dailymotion.com)
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Submission #1740 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #37 (08:59.95)
Rating: 7.1 (52 votes)
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- Playaround
- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- 2 Players
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses easiest difficulty
- Genre: Fighting
Award - Funny TAS of 2007
River City Ransom is a goofy game that deserves a goofy TAS. This movie showcases cool tricks and some glitches that don't necessarily result in the fastest completion. We also have a movie which aims for speed.

Selected Quote from the authors:

We looked at previous submissions and demonstrations of this game and tried to include the most entertaining parts of what was available, and add in a few ideas of our own along the way. Hopefully you'll get a kick out of it.
GBx TAS of 2007

[Tier: Stars]GBA Metroid: Zero Mission (USA) "100%" in 1:01:43.7 by Dragonfangs.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2007-10-10)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 173.73 MB, length: 1:05:45)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 188.41 MB, length: 1:05:45)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #1726 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 8.5 (34 votes)
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- 100% completion
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Award - GBx TAS of 2007

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Samus' first adventure is retold in Metroid Zero Mission with extra storyline, extra items and on a system with a better graphics processor. This run completes the game with 100% item collection. At least as far as the end-of-game display is concerned.

In-game completion time is 42:28.

Glitchy TAS of 2007

[Tier: Stars]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles in 34:22.02 by nitsuja.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2007-04-08)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 375.63 MB, length: 38:36)
Mirror www.archive.org
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Submission #1508 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #712 (35:19.62)
Rating: 8.8 (38 votes)
View Publication
- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- 2 Players
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Award - Glitchy TAS of 2007Award - Sega TAS of 2007

This movie has been obsoleted!

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Ludicrous-speed bouncing around. Completed without collecting any emeralds, with both Sonic and Tails controlled by the player.

This run takes everything you know about Sonic and Knuckles and turns it upside-down. It extensively uses the "scroll objects offscreen to pass through them" trick to warp to places that shouldn't be reached, break bosses, and effectively skip entire stages.

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

Innovative TAS of 2007

[Tier: Moons]NES Mega Man 3, 4, 5 & 6 (USA) in 39:06.92 by Baxter & AngerFist.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2007-05-23)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 183.03 MB, length: 43:41)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 254.14 MB, length: 43:41)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
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Submission #1566 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 6.7 (71 votes)
View Publication
- Demonstration
- Multiple games in one movie
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Award - Innovative TAS of 2007
The games Mega Man 3, 4, 5 and 6 are all the same. Eight robot masters are defeated and Mega Man steals their weapons. After some kind of distraction, Mega Man attacks Wily's fortress and it typically gets blown up. If you don't believe that's true, we offer this movie.

While driving home the point in honor of our first multi-game movie, Baxter and AngerFist prove that Capcom really has been making the same game over and over again by playing Mega Man 3, 4, 5 and 6 using the same input.

No attempt is made to synchronize the endings of these games. Mega Man 6 finishes first and Mega Man 4 finishes last.

Encoder's note: There are more encodes (labeled multitrack) available in the Archive collection. Track 1 contains the audio of all four games arranged in such a way that Mega Man 3 and Mega Man 5's audio are on the left audio channel and Mega Man 4 and Mega Man 6's audio are on the right audio channel. Tracks 2 to 5 contain the sole audio of Mega Man 3 to Mega Man 6 respectively.

We recommend sitting back as far as possible and looking (staring?) at the center of the screen when watching the encode.

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

Lucky TAS of 2007

[Tier: Vault]Genesis Shining Force (USA) in 2:08:40.07 by DarkKobold.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2007-11-26)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 203.12 MB, length: 2:15:57)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 229.14 MB, length: 2:15:57)
Mirror www.archive.org
Mirror www.archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #1743 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 5.7 (9 votes)
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- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
- Genre: Strategy
Award - Lucky TAS of 2007

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Shining Force is two hours of hot, barely legal luck manipulation action. You won't believe what DarkKobold does to avoid killing enemies!
N64 TAS of 2007

[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) in 05:47.37 by Swordless Link & Mitjitsu.
Mupen64 movie (.m64) (date: 2007-12-07)
AVI file via BitTorrent (size: 27.80 MB, length: 11:01)
Mirror www.archive.org
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Submission #1780 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #987 (06:42.65)
Rating: 8.8 (56 votes)
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- Low% completion
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Award - N64 TAS of 2007Award - TAS of 2007

This movie has been obsoleted!

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At first there were 70 stars because Bowser demanded it. Then there were 16 stars because MIPS the rabbit demanded it. Then there was 1 star because Bowser's Sub demanded it. Now there are none because the viewers are impatient and demanded the game be quicker.

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

Super Mario 64 has a history of publications on this site. If you wish to see how it unfolded since the beginning, see the page SM64TASHistory. Also, if you have a hankering to see MIPs the rabbit, the 16 stars route has been improved.

NES TAS of 2007

[Tier: Moons]NES Super Mario Bros. (Japan/USA PRG0) "warps" in 04:58.53 by klmz.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2007-12-14)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 6.34 MB, length: 05:40)
Mirror www.archive.org
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Submission #1796 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #374 (04:59.93)
Rating: 7.9 (27 votes)
View Publication
- Low% completion
- Uses warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Award - NES TAS of 2007

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Seems anytime a movie is thought to be perfect someone comes along and improves it. Here, klmz has improved Pom's movie by 84 frames by using a glitch that allows him to skip the flagpole animation.

The submission text contains more details about this new glitch.

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

Note: The original .avi mispelled the authors name in the subtitles. This was corrected on 2007-12-22. Redownload if you downloaded it prior to this date.

Sega TAS of 2007

[Tier: Stars]Genesis Sonic 3 & Knuckles in 34:22.02 by nitsuja.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2007-04-08)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 375.63 MB, length: 38:36)
Mirror www.archive.org
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #1508 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #712 (35:19.62)
Rating: 8.8 (38 votes)
View Publication
- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- 2 Players
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Award - Glitchy TAS of 2007Award - Sega TAS of 2007

This movie has been obsoleted!

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Ludicrous-speed bouncing around. Completed without collecting any emeralds, with both Sonic and Tails controlled by the player.

This run takes everything you know about Sonic and Knuckles and turns it upside-down. It extensively uses the "scroll objects offscreen to pass through them" trick to warp to places that shouldn't be reached, break bosses, and effectively skip entire stages.

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

SNES TAS of 2007

[Tier: Stars]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "100%" in 1:10:45.02 by JXQ.
snes9x movie (.smv) (date: 2007-03-19)
AVI file via BitTorrent (size: 169.37 MB, length: 1:15:03)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 204.17 MB, length: 1:15:02)
Mirror www.archive.org
Mirror archive.org
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #1483 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #528 (1:13:10.22)
Rating: 9.1 (59 votes)
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- 100% completion
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
Award - SNES TAS of 2007Award - TAS of 2007

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In accordance with standard procedure, Samus discarded all of the items she collected on previous adventures before embarking on this one. This run aims for 100% item collection in the fastest time.

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

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

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

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

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

Speedy TAS of 2007

[Tier: Stars]SNES Biker Mice from Mars (USA) "final round" in 05:12.62 by Baxter.
snes9x movie (.smv) (date: 2007-02-24)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 23.09 MB, length: 07:17)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 30.63 MB, length: 07:17)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
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Submission #1445 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 8.1 (59 votes)
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- Demonstration
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Uses a level password
- Genre: Racing
Award - Speedy TAS of 2007
A high speed racing game featuring rodents from another (nearby) planet. Although the author doesn't classify the velocity potential of the motorcycle as a programming error in the game, the speed at which he rips through the courses may make you wonder.

A password is used to skip to the final round at Super Hard difficulty with fully upgraded Engine and Shot parts. We do not usually accept movies using passwords. Please read the rules to see our reasons.

TAS of 2007

[Tier: Stars]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "100%" in 1:10:45.02 by JXQ.
snes9x movie (.smv) (date: 2007-03-19)
AVI file via BitTorrent (size: 169.37 MB, length: 1:15:03)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 204.17 MB, length: 1:15:02)
Mirror www.archive.org
Mirror archive.org
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #1483 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #528 (1:13:10.22)
Rating: 9.1 (59 votes)
View Publication
- 100% completion
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
Award - SNES TAS of 2007Award - TAS of 2007

This movie has been obsoleted!

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In accordance with standard procedure, Samus discarded all of the items she collected on previous adventures before embarking on this one. This run aims for 100% item collection in the fastest time.

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

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

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

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

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


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]N64 Super Mario 64 (USA) in 05:47.37 by Swordless Link & Mitjitsu.
Mupen64 movie (.m64) (date: 2007-12-07)
AVI file via BitTorrent (size: 27.80 MB, length: 11:01)
Mirror www.archive.org
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #1780 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Obsoletes movie #987 (06:42.65)
Rating: 8.8 (56 votes)
View Publication
- Low% completion
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
Award - N64 TAS of 2007Award - TAS of 2007

This movie has been obsoleted!

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At first there were 70 stars because Bowser demanded it. Then there were 16 stars because MIPS the rabbit demanded it. Then there was 1 star because Bowser's Sub demanded it. Now there are none because the viewers are impatient and demanded the game be quicker.

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

Super Mario 64 has a history of publications on this site. If you wish to see how it unfolded since the beginning, see the page SM64TASHistory. Also, if you have a hankering to see MIPs the rabbit, the 16 stars route has been improved.

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  • slamo
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  • MrWint
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  • Malleoz
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  • weatherton
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  • Akse
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  • hellagels
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  • solarplex
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  • Tseralith
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  • got4n
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  • mtvf1
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  • THC98
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  • Bernka
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  • mtbRc
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  • SDR
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  • bobmario511
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  • Aglar
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Rookie of 2011
  • agwawaf
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  • x2poet
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  • Ryuto
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  • MrGrunz
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  • sparky
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