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Miniature Golf for Atari was one of the first golf video games. The sport, a spin-off of golf, is also known as minigolf or putt-putt. The goal is normally to putt your golf ball into the cup at the other end, in as few hits as you can.
But Wipeoutjack7 and ThunderAxe31 are in a hurry, so they sacrifice their score to get their yellow square ball into the nine square purple cups as quickly as possible. While they frequently achieve hole-in-ones anyway, taking two shots turns out to be faster on some holes.
Published on 3/10/2020 4:58 PM
Game:
Miniature Golf

Genres:
Sport
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.3.2

Contra: The Alien Wars is the third entry in the Contra series. Like its predecessors, it is a predominantly side-scrolling shooter with a heavy emphasis on action. The protagonist can fire in eight directions when standing still. New abilities include climbing on walls, grabbing poles and navigating tanks. Parts of scenery can be destroyed. Originally released on the SNES, this version of the game was released on the Game Boy in 1994.
ThunderAxe31 makes quick work of this game, jumping and shooting his way through aliens as fast as possible.
Published on 7/3/2017 8:33 PM

Contra: The Alien Wars is the third entry in the Contra series. Like its predecessors, it is a predominantly side-scrolling shooter with a heavy emphasis on action. The protagonist can fire in eight directions when standing still. New abilities include climbing on walls, grabbing poles and navigating tanks. Parts of scenery can be destroyed. Originally released on the SNES, this version of the game was released on the Game Boy in 1994.
ThunderAxe31 makes quick work of this game, while refusing to kill any enemies. Well, he accidentally stomped on a couple of them, watched one fall into the abyss, wasn't careful enough and enabled some landmines... Some enemies even exploded by themselves. But it was never his intention, okay? It's a pacifist completion.
Published on 5/31/2020 6:20 AM

The Game Boy Camera is a peripheral for the Game Boy by Nintendo that allows you to shoot photos with it. However, there are also mini-games included in the cart itself, namely Space Fever II (a shoot-em-up), DJ (a music creation tool), Ball (a juggling game similar to the G&W games) and Run! Run! Run! (a sports game where you race against the clock, which needs to be unlocked first).
CasualPokePlayer improves on ThunderAxe31's previous run of Space Fever II and Run! Run! Run! by optimizing the end of the running level with a jump.
Published on 10/11/2021 8:31 PM

Go! Go! Tank is an action game released exclusively for the Game Boy. Developed by Copya System, it was released in Japan in 1990, and in North America in 1991.
In the game, a peaceful nation has been invaded by an enemy army, and you must help clear the way for your own forces by plane. You must guide your tank to the end of each stage by arranging boxes with a hook attached to the bottom of your plane, as well as by shooting enemy planes and batteries that threaten it.
ThunderAxe31 beats the game in just 10 minutes and 47 seconds, dropping boxes all over the place like crazy. This is done not just to guide the tank to the end of each level as quickly as possible, but also to mess around while waiting.
Published on 11/29/2017 4:55 PM
Game:
Go! Go! Tank

Genres:
Action
Puzzle
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 1.12.2

Rolan's Curse is like a simplified version of the NES Legend of Zelda with slower gameplay and more restricted game world, resulting in a primitive hack-and-slash experience. Nevertheless, there exists an interesting storyline: The kingdom of Rolan has been invaded by the forces of some evil being called Barius. However, in this movie the final boss is never actually seen. Instead of meeting Barius face to face, the hero dies while defeating the first level boss. The game then decides to freak out and end right there, declaring the rest of the story unnecessary.
While this run appears to be slower than the previously published movie due to more accurate emulation, it is in fact faster by 16 frames if emulation differences are not accounted for.
Published on 3/9/2022 1:57 AM

Rolan's Curse is an action-adventure game that's very similar to The Legend of Zelda, right down to the plot. The people of Rolan are being terrorized by the evil rule King Barius, who escaped from his imprisonment, and monsters have run amuck thanks to him. It's now up to you, with your trusty sword and subweapons you can collect, to stop him and save Rolan.
In this run, not only does ThunderAxe31 end the game early by glitching the first boss into letting him win the entire game, he also uses a password to give his character maxed stats so he can beat the game even quicker.
Published on 7/15/2022 5:53 AM

Super Mario 4 (also known as Super Mario Land 4) is an unlicensed bootleg game, which is a hack of the Game Boy game Crayon Shin-Chan 4, originally by Bandai. The hack changes a large amount of content. The level design is completely different and is the main subject of the game's criticism due to the borderline unfair increase in difficulty when compared to Crayon Shin-Chan 4. The game has four levels, and each of them is incredibly lengthy.
Published on 4/12/2018 4:35 PM

Tobu Tobu Girl was originally part of the third GBJam game jam and was later fleshed out to this arcade platformer you see here.
Your cat is floating into space and you must jump, dash and flap against the clock to retrieve your pet before it's too late.
Published on 3/31/2019 6:11 AM

The Cabbage Patch Kids adopted puppies but forgot to close the holding pen while they went out for lunch. Now they need to find the puppies that are wandering around town.
EZGames69 and ThunderAxe31 use one child's energetic jumping to find the wayward pups in record time while also helping some of her friends with various tasks.
Published on 12/9/2018 10:42 PM

Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure is the first Crash Bandicoot game on a handheld console. In this game, Crash is off to save the world as Doctor Neo Cortex has shrunk the Earth using his "Planetary Minimizer".
Join ThunderAxe31 as he slides, jumps, flies, swims and spins through 4 Warp Rooms, gathers Crystals and fights Doctor Neo Cortex and his minions to return the world to normal again!
Published on 4/17/2018 5:15 PM

Pac-Man World is a 1999 video game for the PlayStation and Game Boy Advance. It was released to coincide with the 20th anniversary, with the character Pac-Man going to a birthday party. A Game Boy Advance version would be released in 2004, with many features removed.
Pac-Man World is a platform game played in 3D graphics that plays heavily into the history of the character; every non-boss level features a maze that plays by the rules of Pac-Man. Every level is littered with Pac-Dots, fruits and ghosts, much of the music is modified from early entries into the series.
This is a 337 frame improvement over the previous publication.
Published on 4/27/2022 2:28 PM
Game:
Pac-Man World

Genres:
Platformer
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.8

Pac-Man World is a 1999 video game for the PlayStation and Game Boy Advance. It was released to coincide with the 20th anniversary, with the character Pac-Man going to a birthday party. A Game Boy Advance version would be released in 2004, with many features removed.
Pac-Man World is a platform game played in 3D graphics that plays heavily into the history of the character; every non-boss level features a maze that plays by the rules of Pac-Man. Every level is littered with Pac-Dots, fruits and ghosts, much of the music is modified from early entries into the series.
This TAS by ThunderAxe31 completes the game at 100% completion in record time.
Published on 5/5/2022 3:33 AM

Zook Man ZX4 (路克人ZX4) is a Game Boy Advance game by Vast Fame and the third known game in their Zook series. It is based loosely on the Rockman X games.
The game spans eight levels including an intro stage and a final boss rush. Several enemies are taken from Rockman X and Rockman 8, with the bosses being either recycled from previous Zook Hero games or being edits from other official Megaman games. The main character's design is based off of X.
This game was run as part of TASVideos' Dream Team Contest 6, and this TAS was built on a combination of multiple submissions of said contest - hence the high number of authors.
Published on 11/19/2017 12:33 PM

Bomberman Quest is a GBC game that adds RPG elements to Bomberman typical gameplay, appearing similar to Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening.
In this movie ThunderAxe31 abuses a glitch that allows to reach places that are not supposed to be accessible, skipping about half of the game.
Published on 7/6/2017 3:18 PM

Devil Island, also known as Emo Dao (惡魔島), is an action role-playing bootleg game for the Game Boy Color developed by Vast Fame. It copies Konami's Japan-exclusive NES game, Getsu Fuuma Den, with its gameplay. The game's aesthetics are styled after the Castlevania franchise, also by Konami. Much like Castlevania, the player's default weapon is a whip, except it can be held down for rapid fire.
This run beats the predecessor movie by 00:14.01 seconds by using new save glitches.
Published on 10/8/2020 8:45 PM

Pokémon Puzzle Challenge, originally released in Japan as Pokemon de Panepon (ポケモンでパネポン), is a video game for the Game Boy Color. It is based on Panel de Pon (known as Tetris Attack in the West), only with characters from the Pokémon franchise.
Published on 4/30/2020 10:25 AM

Toki Tori is a puzzle made by Two Tribes for the GBC in which you must use the skills available to you to advance through 60 levels, seperated into 4 worlds of 15 levels. Skills include building ladders to cross gaps that your jump can't make, warping to other areas of the level or building gaps for enemies to fall through.
ThunderAxe31 completes all levels, including the Hard levels, in record time, while improving his previous movie by 00:11.65 seconds, not counting the time lost due to the introduction of the GBC BIOS sequence.
Published on 3/29/2018 3:07 PM

Wendy: Every Witch Way is an action platform video game published by TDK Mediactive and developed by WayForward Technologies for the Game Boy Color in 2001.
The game centers on Wendy the Good Little Witch from the Casper the Friendly Ghost series. After accidentally opening her "aunties" chest containing magical stones, they upset the gravity of a floating castle that crashes on her house.
The player controls Wendy through three worlds with twelve levels and a horizontal shooter stage in each world. Inserting the game in the Game Boy Advance unlocked a new world exclusive to the console - Advance World.
Published on 6/6/2018 3:43 PM

Golden Axe is a side-scrolling, beat 'em up, arcade video game released in 1989 by Sega for the System 16-B arcade hardware. It is the first game in the Golden Axe series. The game was ported to the Sega Genesis and Master System consoles, among many other systems.
The game puts players in the shoes of one of three heroes, each with his own reason for trying to overthrow the evil rule of Death-Adder, who - along with his forces of darkness - kidnapped and imprisoned the King and his daughter and stole the legendary Golden Axe.
This movie plays through The Duel mode, a survival mode type game that pitted players against increasingly powerful foes in consecutive rounds of play. We also have a TAS of the main game mode.
Published on 9/13/2018 3:55 PM
Game:
Golden Axe

Genres:
Fighting
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.2.1

Angry Birds is a series of games in which players use a slingshot to launch birds at pigs. This NES version, as opposed to the version developed by Nice Code, is a bootleg made by an unknown developer. This one is notable for having all of the music and background noise and most of the sound effects stored as DPCM samples.
ThunderAxe31 plays through all of the levels in record time.
Published on 5/1/2020 9:03 AM

Angry Birds is a series of games in which players use a slingshot to launch birds at pigs. This NES version is a bootleg made by the Chinese company Nice Code, and was included on some portable Famicom clones. It is not related to the other NES port made by an unknown developer.
In this run, ThunderAxe31 eliminates the pigs as quickly as possible while also maximizing the score.
Published on 4/30/2020 11:21 PM

Pocket Monsters: White Jade Version is a bootleg game which backports Pokémon Gold/Silver onto the NES.

The encodes of this run include the author's commentary as soft subtitles.
Published on 4/12/2020 12:25 PM

Driver 2 (subtitled The Wheelman Is Back in North America and Back on the Streets in Europe) is an action driving game where you get to play a variety of scenarios involving driving, ranging from trailing witnesses to escaping from the police. A new feature in Driver 2 compared to Driver is the ability to step out of the car and commandeer other vehicles.
ThunderAxe31 plays the Survival mode on the Havana level and manages to create a 4:29 (in input time) long run that completely exhausts the stopwatch timer for the mode. This is done by tricking all of the police cars into driving off of the docks and into the water, making the player safe for as long as the PlayStation itself can run the game.
Published on 5/2/2022 10:36 PM
Game:
Driver 2

Genres:
Action
Racing
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.7

Driver 2 (subtitled The Wheelman Is Back in North America and Back on the Streets in Europe) is an action driving game where you get to play a variety of scenarios involving driving, ranging from trailing witnesses to escaping from the police. A new feature in Driver 2 compared to Driver is the ability to step out of the car and commandeer other vehicles.
ThunderAxe31 plays the Survival mode on the Chicago level and manages to create a 2:14 (in input time) long run that completely exhausts the stopwatch timer for the mode. This is done by exploiting a flaw in the map where there are zones where the police do not spawn at all, allowing the car to idle right next to a building without being harassed by the cops.
Published on 6/21/2022 12:49 AM
Game:
Driver 2

Genres:
Action
Racing
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.8

Tetris Attack is a 1995 puzzle video game developed by Intelligent Systems and published by Nintendo for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.
The blocks steadily rise towards the top of the playfield, with new blocks being added at the bottom. Several game modes are present, including a time attack and multiplayer mode.
This movie plays through the Puzzle mode, which presents Bluely, ThunderAxe31 & mathgrant with a number of puzzles where they clear all of the blocks in a set number of moves — the blocks here do not rise towards the top. The Extra levels are included: they are accessed by entering a password that is normally obtained by beating the regular levels of the Puzzle mode.
Published on 4/29/2020 4:38 PM

#5317: ThunderAxe31's Windows Pause Ahead in 00:59.42
Rejected because the TASing tool used (Hourglass) is unable to dump this game's sound effects.
#5453: ThunderAxe31's GBC Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure in 15:10.92
Submitted as an April Fools' joke for anyone who could have expected my TAS of GBA Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure. Rejected because the run itself was actually just a sloppy playthrough.
#5854: ThunderAxe31's GBC Toki Tori in 42:20.24
Rejected due to completely redaundant content to the full completion movie.
#5895: ThunderAxe31's NES Super Mario Bros. "standless%" in 05:13.95
Submitted as an April Fools' joke. Rejected because of goal and suboptimality.
#5901: ThunderAxe31, WarHippy, xy2_, MUGG, ruadath's GBC Dragon Ball: Advanced Adventure in 13:15.73
Submitted as an April Fools' joke for anyone who could have expected the TAS of GBA Dragon Ball: Advanced Adventure... Does it sound familiar?
#6092: ThunderAxe31's GB Rolan's Curse "hardest password, game end glitch" in 04:36.89
While desperately trying to improve the current publication, I came to the idea of exploiting the password system in order to make the game harder. The problem here is that the password system in Rolan's Curse is not used for accessing an actual difficulty option, but as a mean of storing game progress data, which makes this concept arbitrary and thus unapplicable for Vault tier. The relative movie rule was soon clarified in order to exclude this possible loophole.
#6326: ThunderAxe31's PSX Crash Bash "arbitrary code execution" in 02:25.81
Submitted as an April Fools' joke. The movie does actually sync on emulator... You may be wondering how. I'll just quote myself: "How can exploits be real if games aren't real?"
#6396: ThunderAxe31's PSX Tekken 3 "Tekken Force, 1 loop" in 03:20.88
I wanted to see if Tekken Force could have been entertaining if I avoided the repeating part, and this is the result. I have no regrets.
#6692: ThunderAxe31's PSX Tekken "Galaga Challenging Stages" in 03:22.82
That's the minigame accessed while Tekken loads at the beginning. Rejected because it's too similar to its standalone version counterparts.
#7074: ThunderAxe31's GB Game Boy Camera "Ball, maximum score" in 2:22:19.12
Blame feos if this was submitted, and blame him again if this was rejected!
On day 2017-12-6 I did become a judge. Here are my statistics:
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