Ghosts 'n Goblins (1986) begins with a normal scene: a half-naked knight is on a date in a graveyard with a princess. Suddenly, a demon appears and abducts the princess! The knight quickly suits up and makes rapid progres (sic) through the demon world in an attempt to rescue his royal girlfriend.
Arc and newcomer Koh1fds manage to improve the previous run by 10.48 seconds, thanks to recently discovered strategies in Stages 5 and 6. See the authors' comments for more details.
In Japan, this game is known as 魔界村 (Makaimura or "Demon World Village").
Watch this run get played back on a real NES!