Tool-assisted movies (100)

Published on 3/30/2018
Dragster, released in 1980 for the Atari 2600, is the first video game developed by Activision. It was programmed by David Crane, who later wrote Pitfall! The object of the game is to either beat the player's opponent across the screen, or to race against the clock for best time, depending on the settings used.
The game is well known as having the first console speedrun with the world record of 5.51 by Todd Rogers in 1982 according to Twin Galaxies. This record is known as the oldest, unbeaten world record in all of speedrunning.
MrWint & Omnigamer decided to try and match the elusive 5.51, and disassembled the entire game looking for how the 5.51 was achieved. After conducting their research, they found that the long sought 5.51 was outright impossible to achieve within the internal conditions of the game. After lots of flamewars, the now infamous Todd Rogers's record has been taken down, leading to his ban from Twin Galaxies.
This run achieves the fastest possible time of 5.57 on player two while also maximizing the distance, with player one completing the track in the lowest amount of input frames. It also improves the predecessor movie by 00:00.10 seconds, which translates to 00:00.02 seconds if you discard emulation differences. The improvement comes from the fact that the game processes the second player first, so he's the one taking the lead this time.

Watch this run being played back on a real console.

Published on 3/1/2013
Bay Route is a sidescrolling run 'n' gun game that is very similar to Contra. It was developed by Sega and Sunsoft and released to arcades in 1989. You control a commando named Tom as he runs across enemy territory to find and rescue some hostages.
The author, NitroGenesis, controls Tom as well as a second soldier to tear through more enemies in less time on his way to rescue the hostages.

Published on 1/22/2015
Dragon Unit (also known as Castle of Dragon) is a side-scrolling action-adventure game in which Geraden must hack and slash his way through the kingdom and destroy legions on Darklarza's forces. Initially equipped with a sword and a shield, plus the armor on his back, Geraden can upgrade to more powerful offensive and defensive options, as well as obtain various powerful magic spells.
While the speed boost trick can't be done when playing with two players, mamuuuut still keeps things interesting with a variety of two-player antics.
We also have a run of this game using a single player.

Published on 11/7/2016
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.

Published on 12/15/2016
Golden Axe is an arcade beat em up from the late 80s. Along with its charming Conan the Barbarian style and hack and slash gameplay, it pioneered the beat em up "super" attack in the form of collectable magic. The game consists of 5 full size stages with 4 bonus stages in between for replenishing magic and HP. Gameplay consists of slicing bad guys up with weapons, riding mounts that breath fire, and casting magic spells.
Galedog slays the enemies throughout the game in record time.
For more hack-and-slaying action, please watch the movie done on the Genesis version.
Golden Axe

2 Players
Emulator Replay:

Published on 6/3/2012
Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter is the 4th Capcom fighting game to incorporate characters licensed from the Marvel Comics universe. It is in many ways a direct sequel to X-Men vs. Street Fighter, featuring many of the same characters and the same tag-team gameplay. It was well-received and paved the way for the Marvel vs. Capcom series.
In this playaround, the author shows many different characters, sometimes controlling both 1P and 2P, sometimes against the CPU. Infinite combos, glitches, and strange situations appear non-stop. A number of the glitches and techniques are detailed in the author's comments.

Published on 3/2/2017
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 02:41.75 minutes. Improvements come from using new strategies, using new tricks/glitches, and optimizing everything better.

Published on 8/25/2011
This is a run of the fourth game in SNK's big franchise, Metal Slug.
Author x2poet dual-wields Trevor Spacey and Nadia Cassel and conquers General Morden's army like an army of two controlled by a single person!
This run beats the author's previous one by 00:52.82 seconds and features a much more entertaining final battle.
You can also watch the other Metal Slug runs for more intense military action.

Published on 12/12/2011
This entry in the Metal Slug series features the theft of information on the next generation of Metal Slug by the "Ptolemaic Army", wherein our heroes are tasked with recovering that data and putting an end to the evil group.
The author improves his previous version by using a new strategy on the last boss. You can find out the details in the submission text.
You can also see more of x2poet's Metal Slug work by looking at his runs from Metal Slug, Metal Slug X, Metal Slug 3, Metal Slug 4, and Metal Slug Advance.

Published on 5/18/2011
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 00:16.20 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.

Published on 2/8/2015
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.

Published on 3/13/2011
In Spinmaster, known in Japan as Miracle Adventure (ミラクルアドベンチャー), you play as Johnny and Tom, two treasure seekers. They have to save Johnny's girlfriend and gather map pieces in order to find the biggest treasure in the world! Along the way, they must fight past lots of quirky henchmen, large bosses, and more, all accompanied by cartoony graphics and stereotypical cowboy voice clips.
In this game, Johnny and Tom can use several different types of weapons, such as the elements of ice, fire, and thunder. They can collect a limited number of super attacks, denoted by the letter "B" under their health bars, to hurt everything on the screen and damage bosses heavily. Also, health does not refill between levels.
If you want to see another Arcade game involving two treasure hunters fighting lots of enemies, be sure to check out x2poet's run of Top Hunter: Roddy & Cathy.

Published on 3/22/2012
Dramatic battle is a special mode in the Street Fighter Alpha games that allows both players to fight on the same side. As in the previous movie, error1 again uses this mode to show a variety of entertaining combos with Rose and Dhalsim.
Note: See this post for an explanation about why this movie obsoletes the Street Fighter Zero 2 Alpha one.

Published on 2/25/2013
Street Fighter Zero 3 (ストリートファイターZERO3), better known as 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.

Published on 8/27/2010
This is a playaround of what is considered the most popular hack of Street Fighter II - Championship Edition. The hack was found in bootlegged arcade cabinets throughout the world, surpassing the original in availability in some places.
This hack features several modifications, such as the ability to change characters mid-match, teleportation, midair special moves, and new projectile attacks. Capcom later incorporated some of these new moves into Street Fighter 2 Turbo.
In this run, the author shows off all the fighters and makes good use of some of the craziness added to the game. He also shows off quite a few glitches that are quite amusing to see.

Note: As it is widely available in stand-alone form, no patch is available or necessary.

Published on 2/5/2016
Super Street Fighter II Turbo, released in Japan as Super Street Fighter II X: Grand Master Challenge (スーパーストリートファイターII X -Grand Master Challenge), is a competitive fighting game released for the arcades by Capcom in 1994. It is the fifth installment in the Street Fighter II sub-series of Street Fighter games, following Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers. Like its predecessor, it ran on the CP System II hardware.

Published on 4/5/2011
Top Hunter stars the galaxy's best bounty hunters, Samus Aran Boba Fett Spike Spiegel Roddy and Cathy, as they take down the Space Pirates Rebel Alliance Red Dragon Galactic Pirates.
This game features an initial choice of four levels, with the added quirk that the level layouts will depend on previous stage choices, and some boss machines that would make Dr Wily envious.

Published on 1/24/2019
Violent Storm is a 1993 side-scrolling beat-'em-up for the arcades produced by Konami. Up to three players can choose between Wade, Boris and Kyle, who have different fighting styles, speed and moves, some of which are hidden. Players must guide them through 7 different stages, along the way clashing hordes of enemies who wallop, sock, pommel, whip and slug against the players, sometimes with knives, lead pipes, bombs, bolts of electricity, spiked balls on chains, garbage cans, vise grips, molten metal and a myriad of other deadly armament. Lots of fun.
Mihoru uses Boris and Wade to blaze through the game as fast as possible.

Published on 8/14/2009
In this highly entertaining playaround of one of the first of Capcom's Marvel vs. Capcom-styled games, you can watch SDR abusing computer opponents - and himself - throughout various two-on-two fights, before beating Apocalypse in record time.

Published on 8/20/2017
Diamond Mine is a top-down action arcade game released in 1983 by IDSI on the Commodore 64. The goal of Diamond Mine is to collect as many diamonds as possible from 20 underground shafts, with each level containing eight diamonds. One must collect all eight diamonds in the shaft before being able to leave the shaft and complete the level.
DrD2k9 digs his way through all 20 diamond shafts as fast as possible.

Published on 9/13/2021
Boppin' is a puzzle game developed by Accursed Toys and published by Apogee from 1994. The heroes, Yeet and Boik, notice one day that their arcade games have no monsters, and find out that Hunnybunz has taken them all away in his attempt to create a pure, anodyne world free of anything that could be perceived as controversial. Yeet and Boik set off to free these monsters at the behest of other video game heroes, because what else would they do if there was nothing to fight against?
This game was somewhat controversial in its time. The original version had disturbing animations when the players got a game over, but later versions had to have them activated by a command line parameter. Boppin' is also known for its bizarre imagery and its numerous religious and political references.
slamo completes the first episode with two players in record time.
This is the first DOS publication that uses PCem (via libTAS) instead of JPC-RR.

2 Players
Emulator Replay:
libTAS 1.4.2 + PCem v17+st-1

Published on 2/23/2015
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.

Published on 7/3/2022
Double Dragon 3 is the third game in the popular beat 'em up series Double Dragon. It is normally subtitled The Rosetta Stone, but the Game Boy version is instead just subtitled The Arcade Game. Brothers Billy and Jimmy have been contacted by a mysterious fortune teller, who tells them to search for the Rosetta Stones and uncover the mystery surrounding them in Egypt.
Alyosha decides to play the Two Player mode of the game, which would normally be played with two Game Boys connected with the Game Link Cable, and beats the game in record time.
Double Dragon 3

2 Players
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.8

Published on 5/6/2016
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.

Published on 5/4/2015
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.

Published on 2/20/2013
Mortal Kombat: Deception is the sixth fighting game in the Mortal Kombat series, and the second one to use its engine, so that means it shouldn't be as loaded with bugs and glitches as previous games in the series, right? Maybe not.
In case you have no idea what's going on, a listing of the numerous glitches used and fight by fight commentary are available in the author's comments.

Published on 1/22/2017
3 Ninjas Kick Back is a traditional platform game based on the movie of the same name. Each one of the three ninjas has unique weapons and abilities. All three of them can run, duck, crawl, climb, jump, as well as hang on trees, ropes, and so on. You'll encounter many obstacles and enemies, both regular and boss-like, which you'll have to overcome and defeat.
Challenger clears the game in record time, thanks to a glitch allowing one to zip through walls.

Published on 4/8/2020
Altered Beast is originally an arcade game. In each level, the player must collect 3 powerups in order to transform into a powerful beast and fight the boss of that level. This game was one of the first games of the Sega Genesis system, and was first bundled with it.
This might look like it's an auto-scrolling game, but in fact the scroll speed depends on the number of enemies on screen. The player tries to kill all enemies as soon as possible to increase the scroll speed, using 2 characters to maximize this process.
This run is longer than its predecessor due to using the hardest difficulty.

Published on 6/13/2012
Based on the 1995 action movie, Batman Forever is a critically panned sidescrolling beat 'em up. 2 players can take control of Batman and his circus acrobat sidekick Robin to battle Two-Face and The Riddler and other standard lackeys. It combines the Mortal Kombat engine with a generic sidescroller.
Keirden uses both of the superheroes and rolls through the game in a speedy 15 minutes.

Published on 4/4/2021
A game where you must assemble your shredded-up ticket to go to a heavy metal concert.
adelikat and EZGames69 improve the previous movie by about 3.39 seconds, due to better strategies in two levels. Please read the authors' comments for more details. Note that the time appears to be longer; this is due to the previous movie's input file not reaching the credits sequence.

Published on 12/13/2014
Blades of Vengeance is a platform game incorporating light RPG elements and character styling, reminiscent of Gods by The Bitmap Brothers. The Dark Lady has unleashed hordes of monsters whom the protagonist must slay. The player can choose from three main characters - the Huntress, Warrior and Sorcerer, all of which have different abilities. Throughout the game the player has the option to improve their powers by collecting armour and weapons (such as a mace and a crossbow) or by using spells. Each of the eight stages ends with a boss.

Published on 10/3/2018
Bonanza Bros. (1991) is a shooter-platform game that was first released in the arcades and then ported to the Sega Genesis, and can be played in a cooperative 2 player mode.
The plot involves the Bonanza Brothers: Robo and Mobo, who resemble the Blues Brothers, but are thieves who steal many treasures from banks, mansions and casinos.
This is an improvement of 00:29.10 seconds when comparing to level improvements as well as some better optimization and abandoning your brother to the police.

The author's created witty commentary provided in the movie file in place of the brothers talking over one another in who's the perfectionist.

Published on 7/25/2018
Cadash is a sword and sorcery video game which combines elements of both the role-playing video game genre and the platform genre. The game was originally released for Arcade machines by Taito in 1989, later ported to home video game consoles such as the TurboGrafx-16 in 1991, and the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis in 1992.
It isn't the most straightforward of platformers, seeing how you can actually gain levels and buy items in this one. There are also mandatory items to fetch and quests to complete in order to advance.
In this run, Challenger beats the predecessor movie from nifboy by 06:22.28 minutes. The improvement is so huge thanks to using 2 players, new tricks and glitches, better boss fights, and greater movement precision.

Published on 2/14/2017
Crack Down (クラックダウン) is a run and gun arcade game originally released by Sega in 1989, and ported to the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis in 1990.
The two heroes, Ben and Andy, have to get through the levels as quickly as possible placing bombs on X marks scattered around the levels. Although the levels are heavily defended, the player has an array of weaponry including a cannon, machine gun, and superbombs.
This game also features some neat music.
This run has Arcree controlling both players in order to beat the game as fast as possible. We also have a 1 player run available, also by Arcree, showing how fast the game can be beaten with only a single player.

Published on 3/24/2020
Doom Troopers: Mutant Chronicles is a video game released in 1995 by Adrenalin Entertainment for the Super NES and Sega Genesis gaming systems. It is a platform shooter.
The player assumes the role of one of two commandos, Mitch Hunter and Max Steiner, fighting an evil horde of invading zombies and mutants. The game features eight different levels and a cooperative multiplayer mode for two players.

Published on 11/19/2012
Gain Ground is a game about three warriors sent out to take down a rogue supercomputer by entering its Gain Ground battle simulator and defeating all the enemies the supercomputer can throw at them. They can also rescue hostages that are recruited in their battle against the supercomputer. Originally an arcade game, this Genesis port has 10 extra levels in it.
In this TAS, both player characters are controlled and shots are precisely placed to defeat every enemy in every level at blinding speed. Many precise tricks are used; details and stage-by-stage rundowns are available in the author's comments.

Published on 2/6/2013
Buff guy and Kitty guy run around and kill things. Kitty guy swings on Buff guy's sword. Things die.
More seriously, Golden Axe III is one of the sequels to the original Golden Axe. One notable change is that players can now pick several different routes through the game by making choices at certain intersections. Also, the two players can use a "team-up" attack for high damage, which is used very frequently in this movie.

Published on 12/5/2016
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.

Published on 12/23/2019
In Sonic 3 & Knuckles, Sonic and Tails continue to thwart the plans of Dr. Robotnik, this time on the Floating Island that is guarded by Knuckles the Echidna.
In this run, you'll see the Floating Island like never before, as Evil_3D, TheYogWog, and kaan55 use every trick in Sonic's and Tails's arsenal to collect as many rings as possible. The routing for this goal is more about efficiently moving between groups of rings than efficiently moving to the end of the stage, and is incredibly complex.
This run starts from a clear-game savestate with all of the Chaos Emeralds and Super Emeralds collected, so that collecting giant rings will award Sonic and Tails a 50-ring bonus instead of taking them to a Blue Sphere bonus stage. We normally do not accept save-anchored movies; more details can be found in the authors' comments.
An atlas encode is also available, which shows the characters' positions on a zoomed-out level map, which might make it easier to follow the action.
For those wishing to play back the emulator movie file, a Gens-11b savestate for this purpose is available here.

Published on 12/19/2017
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 & Zurggriff speed their way through this classic's varied acts making good use of Spin Dashes to finish them in record time. The authors also control Tails — Sonic's two-tailed foxy buddy — to allow for even faster routes and making shorter work of bosses.
This is an improvement of 00:12.90 seconds over the predecessor movie.
We have a run where Knuckles replaces the main characters and finishes the game in record time, and another run where he goes for the max rings challenge.

Every second link leads to a CamHack encode that keeps Sonic visible all the time.

Published on 5/20/2022
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, the authors speed their way through this classic's bonus stages to collect all 7 chaos emeralds, as well as the varied acts making good use of Spin Dashes to finish them in record time. The authors also control Tails — Sonic's two-tailed foxy buddy — to allow for even faster routes and making shorter work of bosses.
We have a run where Knuckles replaces the main characters and finishes the game in record time, and another run where he goes for the max rings challenge.

Every second link leads to a CamHack encode that keeps Sonic visible all the time.

Published on 2/22/2011
Squirrel King is a platform video game produced, without license from Sega, by the Taiwanese developer Gamtec for the Mega Drive. Gamtec is also responsible for the development of a number of other games, including many for the Gamate handheld system.
It appears to be loosely based upon Capcom's Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers video games for the Nintendo Entertainment System, sharing its gameplay mechanics, although it is not licensed by Disney. As in the aforementioned game, the main character must throw crates at the enemies in order to defeat them.
This game was eventually used as the basis for the unofficial Mega Drive Super Mario World game. Some of the levels in this game have their background music based on that of the Super NES video game Donkey Kong Country.

Published on 2/19/2008
A typical streetfighting game which spawned the popular Streets of Rage trilogy. This game is rumored to have used the same engine as Golden Axe, which is why the A button summons magic (sort of) to damage all enemies on screen, instead of doing some sort of roundhouse, like almost all other beat'em ups.
Completed on the hardest difficulty.
Compared to the previous movie, this is over 10 minutes faster. Primarily due to the use of 2-players and a glitch that skips most of the last level.
Details can be found in the authors' comments.
See this run replayed on console.

One of the authors of this TAS, Mitjitsu, has been known to make statements and/or take actions that do not reflect the values of TASVideos as a community.
TASVideos does not in any way condone the statements and/or actions made by this author.
This video is presented not to support or glorify this author, but to archive and showcase this tool-assisted superplay.

Published on 7/27/2012
Streets of Rage 2 is an excellent Beat-'Em-Up game with an extraordinary soundtrack composed by Yuzo Koshiro and Motohiro Kawashima. This run is played with Max and Skate on Mania difficulty.
The author, Sonikkustar, has discovered some new glitches and used 2 players to improve 04:56.97 over the previous run.

Published on 6/21/2013
In part three of the Streets of Rage series, Mr. X is back and this time his plan involves replacing public officials with his own robots. Only Axel, Blaze, Skate, and newcomer Dr. Zan can stop him. Streets of Rage 3 features all of the beat 'em up action you would expect from a Streets of Rage game.
One new feature is the special move power bar, where it only costs energy to do a special move if the bar isn't full. Also new is the ability to do special maneuvers with different weapons, depending on the character. For example, Skate has no special move with the pipe, but he does have one with the knife. The opposite is true for Axel. Any weapon Dr. Zan picks up is turned into energy balls which he can throw at the enemies. Secret characters and multiple endings also add replay value.
In this run, watch atro city stylishly dispose of a lot of thugs and robots using Blaze and Dr. Zan, clearing a long game in only about 38 minutes. A glitch is used which does damage much more quickly when two characters attack multiple enemies at the same time. For more details, read the submission comments.

Published on 7/21/2019
An action-packed wild-west shooting game converted from the arcades. It doesn't have all the levels and characters of the original compared to the SNES version, but makes for an interesting movie nonetheless.
In this run enemies blindly spray bullets at the main characters, naturally missing every shot as bad guys generally do. (Heroes, no matter where or when, can be assumed to have plasma shields.)
This version by Juarez is 6.06 seconds faster than the previous movie.

Published on 12/17/2012
World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck is a platformer where a player controls either Mickey or Donald, or two players can use them together co-operatively. In the game Mickey and Donald are magicians who can turn enemies into harmless objects with the flourish of their capes. Defeating bosses unlocks new spells, like a flying carpet and underwater breathing.
In this run Mitjitsu uses both characters at once. A number of jumping glitches are possible. Frame perfect jumps off springs can get to triple normal height. At the end of the cape flourish animation the game briefly assumes the player is on the ground. This can't be used to jump, but the other character can jump off their head.

The author of this TAS has been known to make statements and/or take actions that do not reflect the values of TASVideos as a community.
TASVideos does not in any way condone the statements and/or actions made by this author.
This video is presented not to support or glorify this author, but to archive and showcase this tool-assisted superplay.

Published on 1/22/2021
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Cloudy Mountain was released for the Intellivision console in 1982 and was the first licensed D&D videogame. Though it bears little resemblance to the iconic tabletop RPG, it does have dungeons and it also has dragons.
The gameplay involves exploring a series of randomly generated mazes, searching for tools or arrows with which to progress on the overworld map, or to defeat monsters. The end goal is to reach Cloudy Mountain and recover the Crown of Kings from the fearsome winged dragons.
Watch as Winslinator improves on his previous by 1 frame thanks to better lag management.
If you're itching for more Advanced Dungeons & Dragons we also have a run for the second title Treasure of Tarmin.

Published on 7/22/2021
The gameplay of AD&D: Cloudy Mountain involves exploring a series of randomly generated mazes, searching for tools or arrows with which to progress on the overworld map, or to defeat monsters. The end goal is to reach Cloudy Mountain and recover the Crown of Kings from the fearsome winged dragons!
Winslinator uses two controllers and substantial luck manipulation to tear through the game's content while collecting the key, axe, and boat in the process.
If you're itching for more Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, we also have a run for this title's fastest completion.

Published on 3/31/2020
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Treasure of Tarmin was the second licensed AD&D videogame on the Intellivision. The gameplay involves exploring a series of randomly generated mazes searching for weapons, armor, treasures, and magical items to battle a wide variety of monsters RPG-style. The game was released in 1982, meaning the 3D dungeon crawler perspective was very innovative for its time.
In this run, Winslinator uses an absurd amount of luck manipulation to breeze through the 12 chambers, defeat the Minotaur, and collect the Tarmin Treasure in under a minute. It improves upon the previous run by 00:07.63 seconds, thanks to a completely reworked route that features better movement optimization, collects the Teleport book earlier, and forgoes collecting the Midas book!
If you're itching for more Advanced Dungeons & Dragons we also have a run for the first title, Cloudy Mountain.

Published on 7/28/2022
Sharp Shot is an Intellivision game filled with four minigames that revolve around aiming at things: Touchdown Passing, Space Gunner, Submarine, and Maze Shoot. Touchdown Passing has you throwing footballs at receivers for scoring touchdowns while the rest has you shooting at moving objects. The goal is to earn as many points as you can in 60 seconds.
In this run, Winslinator manipulates the RNG and uses tight movements in order to score as many points as possible for each minigame. Two players are used in certain minigames where both can play at the same time.

Published on 3/15/2013
Goemon and his friends return in this side-scrolling sequel to Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon. Bismaru, who looks like Goemon's friend Ebisumaru dressed up as a nun, has swiped a freshly-invented Ghost Returning Machine! With it, he's using planning nothing less than world domination. All Ebisumaru wanted to do with it was meet his ancestor, James Dean! Help Goemon and his friends retrieve the Machine, and bust some ghosts on the way.
Mystical Ninja 2 reverts back to the traditional side-scrolling 2D platforming style of the SNES games. However, due to to the Nintendo 64's 3D capabilities, you'll encounter massive bosses and detailed worlds as you make your way through Japan. To attack, you can either hurl coins, or use each character's specific weapon, such as Goemon's trademark pipe. Two players can also play simultaneously and work together to beat foes, and you can even ride piggy-back onto your friend.
There are also towns to explore, where you chat with villagers and explore various shops and houses for information and clues. Goemon Impact, the giant singing robot wearing rollerskates, also makes a return as you battle enemy mechs from inside its cockpit in a first-person view.

Published on 8/24/2011
Mortal Kombat Trilogy is a compilation of content from the previous Mortal Kombat titles, based primarily upon the gameplay mechanics of Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3. It follows the same story as UMK3, but contains all characters and most of the stages from Mortal Kombat and Mortal Kombat II as well.
If you're eager to see more highly glitched Mortal Kombat action, consider watching the SNES run.

The audio in the encodes of this movie has pops and clicks due to sound emulation problems in mupen64.

Published on 8/9/2008
8 Eyes (1990) is a Castlevania clone that was made by Thinking Rabbit, the originators of Sokoban. But, unlike Castlevania, this game is set in a post-apocalyptic future in which eight nuclear explosions almost destroyed Earth. The game features two characters—the human Orin and his falcon Cutrus—in either 1- or 2-player mode. Cutrus can attack enemies, hit switches, collect items, and generally do all sorts of useful things.
The game allows the player to recover the eight jewels in any order. The player can save time in the boss fights by choosing the optimal sequence.

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8 Eyes

Emulator Replay:
FCEU 0.98.16

Published on 4/22/2012
Everyone knows Freddy Krueger, who turns the peaceful dreams of people living on Elm Street into lethal nightmares. In this game, the teenager(s) must stay awake and combat Freddy's various forms while collecting his scattered bones so that they can be incinerated.
This movie is 01:05.87 faster than the previous version by Randil. This is accomplished by using 2 players, which allows for faster bone collection without losing time thanks to the excessive lag created by using 4 players (Displayed in the 4 Player run). For more details, please see the author's notes.

Published on 12/25/2016
Astro Robo Sasa is a fast-paced game that was only released in Japan. You are a robot boy named Sasa, who can only move around with the recoil from his plasma gun. You must collect or destroy all energy packs in order to clear each stage, though many must be collected as you have limited energy.
In this run, TaoTao controls two players: Sasa and his girlfriend Nana. By splitting up the work and using some wall zipping, he beats the game in a little under 5 minutes.

Published on 10/2/2022
Balloon Fight is a classic NES game first released in 1984 and programmed by the late Satoru Iwata. It was first released in arcades and was later ported to the NES. The NES version came with a new mode called Balloon Trip and had some drastic level changes.
aiqiyou and J.Y control the two characters to pop the balloons of the enemies in less than 2 minutes and 27 seconds.
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2 Players
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.8

Published on 7/18/2013
In Battle City, your goal is to destroy enemy tanks while trying to keep them away from your base. Each level includes 20 enemies as well as some obstacles, like the weak red bricks, armored silver bricks, water and ice, which you can use to your advantage. The basic tank you start with can also be powered up little by little throughout the game.
In this run, NhatNM rolls through the game speedily while losing a little bit of time to entertain with amusing shooting patterns and making the scenery into recognizable letters and shapes.

Published on 7/17/2019
Battle City: Zeng Ge Hack is a Battle City hack made by Zeng Ge (also known as zyr2288). It features complete overhaul of the game and lots of challenging, novel mechanics that weren't present in the original.
Soig uses TAS tools to beat this game as fast as possible. Even though he makes it look easy, it still remains clear how hard this game is for a regular human.

Published on 10/13/2017
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, feos & Koh1fds; they decided to travel directly to level 3, where they invent their own warp and skip right to the grand finale. They took a glitch found in this TAS and exploited it even further, to the point where the Dark Queen just gives up and returns Angelica and Pimple, going off to hatch an even more evil plan for next time. The glitch is done by breaking the game execution and sending it right to the game ending.
This run conquers the predecessor movie by 00:00.85 seconds by using a more accurate core and a newly discovered void jump trick.

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Published on 8/18/2020
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.
This run has two players and does not use warps.
As always, a bug on level 11 prevents player 2 from moving, so he gets a game over for that level. Player 1 plays level 11 alone and player 2 comes back for level 12. This is a bug in Battletoads itself.
Lobsterzelda improves the previous movie by 00:11.10 seconds.
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Published on 8/25/2020
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, Lobsterzelda improves the previous movie by 4.13 seconds, thanks to better optimisation and recently found tricks. Please read the author's comments for more details.
To see the game broken even further with the use of memory corruption, watch this run.
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Published on 11/5/2020
Battletoads & Double Dragon: The Ultimate Team is an action packed beat 'em up crossover that features essentially the same physics as Battletoads. Together, these heroes must defeat the Shadow Boss, the Dark Queen, and an assortment of other baddies.
Lobsterzelda and feos improve the previous movie by 1 minute and 13.58 seconds, thanks to better optimisation and newly discovered tricks. Please read the authors' comments for more details.

Published on 2/4/2010
In Bubble Bobble, two magical, bubble-blowing dinosaurs (Bub and Bob) fight through an evil, deep forest in order to rescue their kidnapped dinosaur friends.
This movie features one... no, wait, six players controlling two characters simultaneously while smashing the previous time by 2 minutes and 41 seconds. However, this publication chooses to use warps.

Published on 6/17/2008
This run illustrates very well the advantage of using two-player mode. Much faster than the single-player version, Chip and Dale carry each other, throw each other, abuse balloons and zip as they once again go after Fat Cat.
The improvement by dragonxyk comes now with Chip and Dale zipping on each other.
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Published on 4/16/2019
Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers 2 is quite an improvement over the original Chip 'n Dale in terms of graphics and a whole lot of other things. Thankfully, the original game's solid controls haven't been changed. The plot of this game is that Fat Cat has stolen the Pharaoh's Urn and wants to use its power (for evil purposes, of course).
fcxiaopengyou & dragonxyk improved the previous run by 00:58.62 seconds via new glitches, lag reduction, and enemy manipulation. See here for a run with just Chip.
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Published on 11/21/2012
Clu Clu Land is an odd Nintendo puzzle game in the same vein as the old PC game Clockwerx. The goal of the game is to uncover patterns of golden ingots buried under the ground by passing over them. You do this by moving your character to the pegs and having her grab onto and spin around them.
The author, pdk, controls two players simultaneously for more speed and entertainment.

Published on 6/26/2022
Contra is a classic action game. Equipped with heavy artillery and infinite ammo, you must save the world by defeating the organization Red Falcon.
Mars608 and aiqiyou have saved nearly a second over their previous run thanks to tighter movement control and a different strategy for reviving the second player.

Published on 7/6/2022
Contra is a popular side-scrolling shooter game for the NES, infamous for its fragile protagonists. It's also known as 魂斗羅 (Kontora) in Japan, and Probotector in Europe. GryZor is also used in Europe on some other systems. This run focuses on a specific goal: do not kill enemies directly unless absolutely necessary to complete the game.
This is an improvement of 11 frames over the previous publication by the same authors.

Published on 10/28/2022
Donkey Kong Jr. Math is an edutainment spinoff of Donkey Kong Jr. where players get to solve math problems with Donkey Kong Jr. There are three modes: "Calculate A", where two players compete to create a sum number that equals the number Donkey Kong holds up using numbers on vines and arithmetic operations laying around; "Calculate B", which is a harder version of "Calculate A"; and "+−×÷ Exercise", where players can brush up on their basic math skills.
ShesChardcore and MarioAtWork improve the previous movie by 14.71 seconds, thanks to better luck manipulation. Please read the authors' comments for more details.

Published on 6/1/2014
Double Dragon II: The Revenge (1989) is a beat'em-up game that shows the true value of teamwork. Despite sibling rivalry, Billy and Jimmy help expedite their common goal with well-timed knees to each other's faces.
This new version by xipo is 00:18.52 seconds faster than the previous effort by adelikat. Most of the improvement came from better application of glitches.
If you're more a fan of runs where one macho man defeats an entire gang alone, there is also a one-player run available.

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Published on 11/21/2022
Family Feud is a game show that has received multiple video game adaptations to a number of consoles. As with most game shows, you compete against others as part of a group to answer questions. Unique to Family Feud is that the questions given have multiple answers, so the answers given must be the closest to the public consensus answers for a contestant to get the most points. For the NES version, a game is won when a player reaches $20,000.
SpaceColonizer has rigorously studied the game in order to beat it in record time. 2 controllers are used to shorten the intro. To keep things from getting too boring, questions are not repeated at any point in the run, which would have saved time. For more details, you can read the author's notes.

Published on 2/21/2008
X2poet seeks to quell the revolution in record time! This movie not only plays on the hardest setting, but it manages to do so almost 30 seconds faster than the previous movie. This is accomplished by controlling two players at once which finished boss battles quicker.
Note: There are instance of rapid flashing after defeating bosses, which can cause epileptic seizures.

Published on 9/27/2015
This movie completes the 32 mountains of Ice Climber very fast. It catches the bird in every bonus stage, which almost doubles the movie length (partly due to longer bonus countdowns after the stages).
It's not a very exciting movie as a whole, but due to how hard the character is to control, the game is difficult to beat by normal playing. This movie by Alyosha improves the previous run by over a minute due to better optimization and more use of glitches that let a player pass through some unbroken ceilings.

Published on 3/15/2020
Jackal features an elite group of soldiers that use jeeps to rescue prisoners of war from the enemy.
In this run, zyr2288 and aiqiyou complete the mission 00:14.43 seconds more quickly than before by modifying the attack strategy and reducing lag.

Published on 12/6/2014
In Joust, players take control of a knight with a lance who rides their flying ostrich (or stork, for Player 2) to do battle against computer-controlled evil knights who ride atop vultures.
This game has 90 waves, and starts looping after wave 40 (in the NES version), so this run beats 44 waves. After the movie ends, one can see how wave 45 is beaten with no input and with massive amount of deaths (encodes don't have it).

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Published on 1/11/2017
Wai Wai World is a Japan-only platformer by Konami which features characters and elements from their previous games. The game is notable for its two player mechanics, allowing you to change which character you use in real time to match the situation at hand.
This run is a 01:46.31 second improvement over the previous one done by Alyosha. Improvement comes from new route, new tricks and lag reduction.

Published on 8/22/2014
Mario and Luigi, the best plumbers in the world, have a real job on their hands. A host of characters have taken over the sewers, and the brothers must clear them out of the pipes.
The platform puzzle which first introduced Luigi to the world has both single and multiplayer action with two differing game types. Crabs, turtles and fighter flies must be cleared out by jumping underneath the platform they're on, then kicking them away. Each level is cleared when all of the enemies are defeated.
In this TAS, Spikestuff plays on the enhanced European version (Classic Serie, ported from FDS) for its greater difficulty and completes one round (23 phases). The Bros.' potential for both hilarious antics and impressive teamwork is nicely demonstrated here.
If you're itching for more Mario Bros. action, we also have a run on the American version.

Published on 12/9/2014
Mario and Luigi, the best plumbers in the world, have a real job on their hands. A host of characters have taken over the sewers, and the brothers must clear them out of the pipes.
The platform puzzle which first introduced Luigi to the world has both single and multiplayer action with two differing game types. Crabs, turtles and fighter flies must be cleared out by jumping underneath the platform they're on, then kicking them away. Each level is cleared when all of the enemies are defeated.
This time around, Spikestuff plays on the American version, as it has fewer phases and also has a pause bug not present in the European version, which allows Mario and Luigi to pass through floors. This is especially useful in the Test Your Skill stages, and allows for a faster completion of them. Like in the European version, the Bros.' potential for both hilarious antics and impressive teamwork is nicely demonstrated here.

Published on 11/11/2010
Mendel Palace is an action-puzzle game. When playing in real-time, it becomes more action than puzzle, and when TASing, it becomes more puzzle than action. The idea is to shove your opponents into the walls of the arena by flipping over ground tiles. This is harder than it looks, since the enemies often approach in swarms and can kill you with one touch.
Flipping can also reveal some other tile types. For instance, the sun tile flips over everything else, which often cleans up the arena in a hurry. However, there are also extra enemy spawn areas that can be uncovered, especially in the last levels. For more details, see the run's submission comments.
DarkKobold beats the game in just over 19 minutes by using 2 players at the same time.
Mendel Palace

2 Players
Emulator Replay:
FCEUX 2.1.4a

Published on 9/14/2008
This game follows the adventures of miniature Dracula and Frankenst… rather, "Vampire" and "The Monster" as they dodge giant golf balls, fight miniature Godzillas and ultimately do battle with a massive head on an equally large television screen.
The authors frequently make use of two players simultaneously to both fight enemies quicker and also provide choreographed dancing. This also allows for more damage- and death-abuse to be used to save time.

Published on 3/15/2019
"It was the best dinner ever!"
Nim & Nom is an NES homebrew game released in 2018, about lizards with an eating disorder. In this run, kaizoman666 goes through the game's 2-player co-op mode.

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Published on 2/28/2008
The story is about a mysterious robotic force which attacked the world and drove the ninjas out of Japan. Two of the ninjas set out to reclaim the land, but not only did they abuse the powers given by the ninja-obsessed video game industry, they did it in style.
The teamwork of the two ninjas is remarkable. One of the ninjas often transforms into a tiger on which the other ninja can ride.
Ninja Crusaders

2 Players
Emulator Replay:
FCEU 0.98.12

Published on 2/2/2016
Quarth might be best described as a mix of a shooter and Tetris. You control a ship that moves along the bottom, and shoot tiles at incoming groups of blocks to give them a rectangular shape and make them disappear. Each level scrolls at an increasing speed until you reach the end, and you lose if a block reaches the line floating above the ship.
Alyosha improves the previous run by 4.79 seconds with better optimization.

Published on 12/4/2007
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.
This movie has a full Atlas Map encode, which shows the standard encode overlaid on a zoomed out map.

Published on 2/25/2014
In River City Ransom, Alex and Ryan face off against gangs of students and evil bosses to win their town back and rescue their girlfriends. Several bosses need to be found and beaten before you can enter River City High and beat up the final bad guys (including an obvious imitation of the Double Dragon heroes). The gameplay also has elements of an RPG, where you can level up your character with shop purchases, but none of that is done here.
A glitch that is abused often in this run, pressing Left and Right at the same time, causes the player character to do all sorts of crazy things and usually lose all of his power. This is done to reduce lag during running segments and abuse collision detection.
This run obsoletes the previous one by nearly a minute due to much more optimization of boss fights and some new tricks. Weapons are also used more, so expect to see some chains and trash cans!
For a River City Ransom movie that concentrates more on goofing around than aiming purely for speed, click here. For a run that only uses Ryan, click here.

Published on 1/15/2012
Rod Land is a game with as many incarnations, as differences between them. In their NES outing, Tam and Rit overcome a rare video game impediment - the inability to jump - as they go around stages, trapping enemies with their magic rods and smashing them to make power ups. Hm, I wonder where I've seen that before...
In this run, MESHUGGAH uses precision and lots of luck manipulation to beat the game in under 8 minutes.

Published on 2/25/2022
In this game, two jovial brightly-colored soldiers infiltrate enemy forces. Everyone here runs around menacingly, and bullets are a bit slower than a housecat.
This run saves 8 frames over the previous one by despawning mines.
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Published on 9/5/2020
In the year 2029, evil Emperor Garuda somehow establishes a dictatorial government in the United States. After many lives are lost, two ninjas attempt to overthrow him.
Shadow of the Ninja is one of the rare games in which constantly jumping and slashing is faster than regular running. The author makes sure to use this move extensively both to travel and to deal damage to enemies, and so it may seem that the ninja has a severe case of ADHD.
This game was released in Europe as Blue Shadow and in Japan as Kage.
dragonxyk improves the previous run by 1:05.11 minutes by using 2 player mode and intentional deaths to speed up gameplay.

Published on 12/19/2015
Snake Rattle 'n' Roll is a 3D game mostly about collecting the "nibble bibbles" or something like that. The biggest part of the game is the tricky maneuvers required to complete the big mountain levels.
This movie is a 35 second improvement to the previous author's movie, due to using better lag management, platforming, and routing. No warps are used.
There is also a one-player run available.

Published on 10/8/2007
This game is a little similar to Bubble Bobble. Two players defeat hordes of enemies in fifty stages, only progressing when all enemies are gone. Enemies can either be turned into snowballs or can be killed by rolling a snowball on them. Unlike Bubble Bobble, though, there are boss fights every ten stages.
This is a 2 minute 48 second improvement over the previous movie. Like the previous movie it uses 2 players and does not take warps.
This movie is slower than the one-player version primarily because the slot machine bonus game after bosses takes longer with two players.
Snow Bros.

Emulator Replay:
FCEU 0.98.12

Published on 6/8/2018
This is Super Bat Puncher. You take control of Captain Roast of the Bat Excommunication and Eradication Force (or BEEF), who travels to Planet BAT to punch some bats. You get a boxing glove for that which can also be used to boost yourself off of walls, inviting various speed tricks. You also get a little bird companion called Sir Loin who can be controlled by the second player. He's used occasionally in order to manipulate bats or kill out of the way enemies. Further details are outlined in the author's comments.
Super Bat Puncher is a homebrew game for the NES by Morphcat, with music composed by Dave Harris. This TAS aims to complete two loops of the demo version of the game, using a bonus item that can only be obtained after the game has been completed once.

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Published on 12/8/2018
The guys who have an infinite supply of ammo and who destroy worlds bare-chested are back! Super C is completed as fast as possible, with an additional goal: do not kill enemies directly unless absolutely necessary to complete the game.
By using two players, self-sacrifice, and a number of new discoveries, Soig saves 00:51.45 over the previous movie by Heidman.
If pacifism isn't your style, you can check out these one-player and two-player runs.

Published on 12/1/2021
This game, aka. Probotector II Return of the Evil Forces, is, implicitly, Contra 2. The guys who have an infinite supply of ammo and who destroy worlds bare-chested are back!
In this run, zyr2288 & aiqiyou improve the predecessor movie by Soig in 00:06.77 seconds thanks to better optimization and enemy manipulation.
There is also a one-player run of this game, as well as a pacifist version.

Published on 1/22/2021
Super Contra 7 is a pirate game based off the Contra series, developed by E.S.C. Co (alias of Waixing) in 1996 for the Famicom. It is likely a hack of either Contra or Super C, given that the engine appears to be a modified version of the Contra engine.
Mars608, aiqiyou & retroNES improve the previous movie by 00:05.56 seconds. Improvement comes from better routes, more detailed optimization, and better lag control.

Published on 3/3/2018
U.S. Championship V'Ball, renamed Super Spike V'Ball for its NES conversion, is a lesser-known coin-op. It challenges players to bump, set, and spike their way to a beach volleyball championship. Teams of two travel the USA and the world, visiting venues like Chicago, Los Angeles, Hawaii, and Australia. This game can be played by 1-4 players simultaneously, although on the NES a Satellite or Four Score device (and extra controllers) are required for three or four players.
In this run, DrD2k9 beats the hardest game mode, The World Cup Tournament, using 2 players at the same time.

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Published on 1/6/2011
TMNT2 is a classic beat-em-up game, featuring 4 reptiles. This may be that rare case when the Turtles can really prove they are ninjas. Because being a ninja is not about walking and fighting...
After Splinter taught his students how to teleport short distances, it was all over for the Foot Clan. Michael Jackson also taught them how to moonwalk, because this was the 80's and Michael Jackson was cool then. It never spoiled things that with 2 players the game spawns around 8/5 more enemies than with one player. The increased HP didn't help the bosses to stand that sudden turtle attack either.

Published on 3/21/2021
The Turtles' vacation is interrupted when Shredder kidnaps April O'Neil and makes Manhattan Island float. In the third NES game of the series, the Turtles have special attacks that differ in power and speed. The special attack consumes one life point, however, unless there is only one life point remaining.
Geesk, GJJJGJJJ and aiqiyou improve the previous TAS by 24.64 seconds, thanks to better optimisation.

Published on 4/14/2020
Tengen Tetris is a version of Tetris made by Atari, which pretty much follows the basic formula of stacking tetrominoes and completing lines. One difference, however, is a Cooperative mode that allows two players to play on the same board simultaneously. The board is 12 tiles wide in this mode, rather than the usual 10 tiles.
In this run, the author controls both players and completes just the final level, level 17, as quickly as possible.
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Published on 6/5/2019
Play alone or with a friend as you help Kaylee–and her brother, Justice–run, jump, duck, and climb their way out of perilous mines and up a massive tower! Collect gold, uncover diamonds, reveal secrets, and unlock new characters as you traverse the treacherous terrain and avoid the creepy crawlies that lie ahead!
The Cowlitz Gamers' 2nd Adventure is an indie platform game released by M-Tee for the NES in 2018, in which you must collect all the gold nuggets to advance to the next stage. In this run, Alyosha uses 2 players to beat the game as fast as possible.

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