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Adventure is a first-party game released in 1979 for the Atari 2600. The goal of the game is to find the enchanted chalice and return it to the gold castle while avoiding the three dragons guarding it. It was the first action-adventure game, and also the first game to have an inventory, a continue system, and a widely-known Easter egg.
Katistrofic2 improves the previous TAS by 3.86 seconds, thanks to better optimization.

Watch this run being played back on a real console.
Published on 12/26/2021
Game:
Adventure

Genres:
Adventure
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.6.3

E.T. The Extraterrestial, based on the film of the same name, is one of the worst video games ever released. It contributed to Atari's massive financial losses during 1983 and 1984. As a result of overproduction and returns, millions of unsold cartridges were buried in an Alamogordo, New Mexico landfill.
The game was developed in five weeks and Atari decided to skip audience testing for the product due to time limitations.
CoolKirby and Alyosha shave off 0.03 seconds (2 frames) by turning around at the third phone part.
Published on 11/5/2017
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.2.1

Halo 2600 is a port of the classic game Halo to the Atari 2600, created by Ed Fries.
This run by Alyosha exploits a glitch that allows Master Chief to effectively phase through walls, allowing him to reach the endgame boss before you even know what's happening.
Published on 12/31/2019

Pitfall! was a game released for the Atari 2600. In it, you play as an explorer named Pitfall Harry. As you travel through the jungle, your goal is to collect all 32 treasures hidden throughout the world within the time limit the game gives you (which is 20 minutes). You also have only 3 lives while exploring the game, and touching an enemy or falling into a tarpit or water will cost you a life. If you die three times, it's game over for Pitfall Harry, and the game offers no continues.
Lobsterzelda collects all 32 treasures in record time.
Published on 7/22/2019
Game:
Pitfall!

Genres:
Adventure
Emulator Version:
BizHawk V. 2.3.1

Raiders of the Lost Ark for Atari 2600 is the first ever movie licensed video game. To complete the game, Indiana Jones must find the titular Ark - resemblance to the movie is limited aside from this.
This run improved the predecessor movie by 00:00.17 seconds.
Published on 11/28/2017
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.2.1

As the Pharaoh's Son, it is up to the Prince to lift the curse of Anubis, God of the Dead, by reaching the Temple of Ra and solving the riddle of the Sphinx. Armed with a sling and some rocks, the Prince journeys across Egypt, trading with nomads, digging for treasures, and calling upon the goddess Isis for counsel and healing.
This run by Samsara uses the Sceptre to move faster, and carefully manipulates nomads, Isis, and the Sphinx to finish the game in the fastest time possible.
Published on 8/4/2015

From Wikipedia:
The player(s) takes control of the DC Comics character Superman, who must repair the bridge destroyed by Lex Luthor, capture Luthor and his criminal underlings, enter a phonebooth to turn back into Clark Kent, then return to the Daily Planet in the shortest amount of time. To slow Superman's progress, Kryptonite has been released by Luthor. If hit by Kryptonite, Superman loses his abilities to capture criminals and fly. To regain them, he must find and kiss Lois Lane.
However, jlun2 uses a pause demo glitch to warp to the end. That is all.
Published on 12/21/2012
Game:
Superman

Genres:
Action
Adventure
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.2.0

As a covered wagon party of pioneers, you head out west from Independence, Missouri to the Willamette River and valley in Oregon. You first must stock up on provisions, and then, while travelling, make decisions such as when to rest, how much food to eat, etc. The Oregon Trail incorporates simulation elements and planning ahead, along with discovery and adventure, as well as mini-game-like activities (hunting and floating down the Dalles River).
Thanks to good management of the resources, adelikat manages to reach the Willamette River and valley in 8 minutes and 24.63 seconds.
This is the first ever Apple II publication on this site.
Published on 7/8/2015
Game:
The Oregon Trail

Genres:
Adventure
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.10.0

Jungle Hunt is an arcade game produced and released by Taito in 1982. The original version of the game, Jungle King, was the subject of a lawsuit levied against Taito by the estate of Edgar Rice Burroughs for copyright infringement for using a likeness of the Tarzan character. Jungle King featured a long-haired feral man in a fur loincloth swinging from vine to vine in the jungle, and most damning of all, an unauthorized reproduction of actor Johnny Weissmuller's famous Tarzan yell. As a result, the hero of the game was replaced with a stereotypical Victorian era "gentleman explorer", the vines were changed to ropes, and the Tarzan yell was replaced with a short tune. On a technical note, Jungle Hunt is one of the first games to feature parallax scrolling. And the music has a rousing jungle beat! Jungle Hunt was later adapted for the various home gaming platforms of the day, including the Commodore 64 (of which we have a TAS of) and the Atari 2600.
£e Nécroyeur completes one loop of all four difficulty levels in record time.
Published on 9/2/2017
Game:
Jungle Hunt

Genres:
Action
Adventure
Emulator Version:
MAME-RR v0.139 v0.1-beta

Batman: The Caped Crusader is an action adventure title for the Commodore 64 with presentation resembling that of a comic book.
This game has two distinct parts where Batman fights against either the Penguin or the Joker.
In this movie, adelikat beats the first part quickly by passively ignoring punches, throwing knives, and even bullets heading his direction.
We have a movie that plays against the Joker too.
Published on 7/5/2017
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.13.0

Batman: The Caped Crusader is an action adventure title for the Commodore 64 with presentation resembling that of a comic book.
This game has two distinct parts where Batman fights against either the Penguin or the Joker. In this movie, Dimon12321 beats the second part quickly by passively ignoring punches, throwing knives, and even bullets heading his direction.
We have a movie that plays against the Penguin too.
Published on 2/24/2019

Jungle Hunt is a right-to-left side-scrolling arcade game produced and released by Taito in 1982. Jungle Hunt is one of the first video games to use parallax scrolling. The player controls an unnamed explorer, sporting a pith helmet and safari suit, attempting to rescue his girl from a tribe of cannibals by swinging from vine to vine, swimming a crocodile-infested river, and avoiding rolling rocks.
DrD2k9 swings, swims, jumps, and ducks his way through the jungle to rescue his girl in record time.
Unlike the predecessor movie, this run is made using the NTSC settings. The resulting time is shorter due to faster gameplay speed, even though this run is 14 frames longer, because of the RNG difference.
Published on 8/12/2017
Game:
Jungle Hunt

Genres:
Action
Adventure
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.13.1

Castle Adventure is a game made in 1984 about a cloverleaf person trapped in a deserted castle with monsters roaming around. You have to find a way to escape the castle by searching for clues.
You move around with the arrow keys. If you manage to find a weapon, you can attack enemies by simply moving into them. Similarly, you can pick up objects on the ground by moving into them. You can also type in commands such as "LOOK DESK", "TAKE KEY", "READ BOOK", and "DROP FLASK". There are treasures to be found and monsters to be slain in order to increase your score.
In this TAS, Ilari & Truncated clear the game in a blindingly fast 19.45 seconds utilizing subframe optimization and rapid keyboard-twisting input. For details, read the authors' comments.
The run is so fast that the emulator can't draw all of the game's video output, so the downloadable encodes are made with a hacked version of the emulator that draws all of them. There is also a secondary YouTube encode that slows the gameplay footage down to 14% speed.
Published on 11/10/2012

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero (later re-released as Quest for Glory: So You Want To Be A Hero to avoid trade-mark issues) is an adventure game published by Sierra in 1989. The story goes as follows: In the valley barony of Spielburg, the evil ogress Baba Yaga has cursed the land and the baron who tried to drive her off. His daughter has disappeared and his son has been transformed into a bear, while the land is ravaged by monsters and brigands. The Valley of Spielburg is in need of a Hero able to solve these problems. The player's character is a customized adventurer whose name and class is chosen by the player. The game follows the Hero, who is a recent graduate of the Famous Adventurer's Correspondence School, on his journey into the land. He must help people and become a proclaimed Hero.
c-square, mrprmiller and davidtki improve the previous TAS by 1.01 seconds, thanks to better optimisation.
Due to how fast the actions are, a slowed down encode that plays the TAS at 25% of the regular speed is available.
Published on 1/31/2021
Game:
Hero's Quest

Genres:
Adventure
Emulator Version:
JPC-rr 11.9-alpha

King's Quest: Quest for the Crown is a game first released by Sierra On-Line in 1984, then re-released in 1987. In it, Sir Graham has to retrieve three magical items from the realm, so that he can be crowned King of Daventry after the current king dies.
DrD2k9 improves his previous TAS by 2.45 seconds, thanks to a new route that uses different glitches. Please read the author's comments for more details.

Due to the sheer speed of the movie, the second set of downloadables play back the movie at 1/5th of the regular speed.
Published on 5/8/2021

Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire is the sequel to Hero's Quest. It takes place in the town of Shapeir and the desert surrounding it, in a Middle East-like environment. It seems that the powerful elemental spirits have been troubling the Shapeir folk recently. Something, or someone, is behind those troubles. It is the hero's task to find out what is going on, get acquainted with the town's inhabitants and prove once more that he is worthy of his heroic title.
c-square improves his previous TAS by 9.71 seconds, thanks to better optimisation and choosing the Wizard class instead of the Thief class.

The second YouTube stream cuts out the first waiting period in Raseir and shortens the second wait in the same town from 3 minutes (normal speed) to 30 seconds (6x speed).
Published on 11/11/2018

Snoopy and Peanuts, also known as Snoopy: The Cool Computer Game, is a DOS game released in 1989 by Edge Games. You play Snoopy who must find Linus's blanket and bring it to him.
MUGG finds the blanket in record time.
Published on 4/29/2018
Emulator Version:
JPC-rr v11.2 (Enhanced)

Vohaul's Revenge is the sequel to The Sarien Encounter, and the second game in Sierra's humorous Space Quest series of adventure games. The player navigates Roger Wilco around with the arrow keys and interacts with the world by typing commands. Like in the previous game, there are many ways for the player character to die. Much of the gameplay is dedicated to avoiding the many traps and hazards Roger will meet on his way. Some actions must be performed quickly in order to prevent Roger from getting killed.
DrD2k9 completes the game in record time, thanks to setting the speed to the fastest setting.

The second YouTube stream plays back the movie at 1/5th of the regular speed.
Published on 12/9/2017

Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers is the fourth installment of the Space Quest adventure series, and the first Space Quest game with point-and-click gameplay, as compared to its text-based predecessors. In this game, Roger Wilco is thrown into the future at Space Quest XII, and must stop Vohaul, whose consciousness lives inside another person. To do so, he must time-travel within the future (Space Quest X and XII) and to the past (Space Quest I) to gain information needed to achieve this goal.
The author, c-square, completes this game using major sequence breaks that are almost impossible to perform unassisted without abusing saves. To help with this TAS, the source code of JPC-rr was modified to support mouse input fully. See the submission text for details.
Published on 10/23/2011

Space Quest: Chapter I - The Sarien Encounter is a humorous sci-fi adventure game made with Sierra's AGI engine. The gameplay is similar to that of King's Quest: the player navigates Roger around with the arrow keys and interacts with the game world by typing commands. There are puzzles to solve and plenty of situations where the player will have to use his wit to save Roger from death.
DrD2k9, c-square and Radiant speed through the game in record time.

Due to the sheer speed of the movie, the second set of encodes play back the movie at 1/5th of the regular speed.
Published on 12/10/2017

Star Trek: 25th Anniversary is a point & click adventure game released in 1992 for DOS. It features the original Star Trek crew (Kirk, Spock, McCoy and redshirt). You play through seven episodes, each assigning you with a mission that you need to complete in order to go on with the next mission.
MUGG completes the seven missions of the floppy release (since it features a much shorter mission 7) in record time.
Published on 4/28/2018

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is written by Douglas Adams and Steven Meretzky and based on Adams’ BBC radio series, television series, and the series of subsequent novelizations. It’s one of the classic Interactive Fiction games produced by Infocom, labeled as Science Fiction and has a Standard Level of Difficulty. Though divergent from the source material, the main characters, locations, and concepts are here. Unlike the book, death can come quickly if Arthur fails to observe his surroundings, collect inventory, talk to people, and consult the Guide. DON’T PANIC!
c-square completes the game in record time.
Note: Due to the sheer speed of the text scrolling, the second set of encodes are slowed down to 10% of the original speed. However, we recommend you play the game or read the book before you watch the slowed down version, as it spoils the fun of the game.
Published on 1/5/2019

Adventure Time - Hey Ice King! Why'd You Steal Our Garbage?!! is a DS game developed by WayForward, based on the popular show Adventure Time. Its gameplay is heavily inspired by Zelda II.
In this run, arandomgameTASer heavily abuses many glitches in the game, in particular an item jumping glitch, to beat the game in record time. Mathematical!
Published on 9/4/2015

Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force is a point-and-click videogame released in the year 2008 on the Nintendo DS. It was developed by 1st Playable Productions and published by Disney Interactive Studios as part of the famous Club Penguin franchise.
The game stars a player penguin, as he/she finds a mysterious puffle with a map piece after reading the local newspaper. After some investigating, the player discovers the super secret organization called the Elite Penguin Force, who helps and rescues penguins in time of need.
In this movie, agent Guest pauses their way through the game's 13 missions, finishing their duty in under half an hour.
Published on 12/25/2018

Herbert's Revenge, based on the online Flash game with the same name, is a point-and-click adventure game where you defend the Club Penguin island from the evil Herbert P. Bear. Using your "Elite" secret agent skills, you can collect information about Herbert through various means and use it to foil his plans in 10 different missions.
This movie by Randomno, dekutony and solarplex abuses a few glitches involving the HUD and story element skips to beat the game in under half an hour. It also beats the previous movie by about 05:14.18 minutes.
Published on 10/4/2021

Crimson Room is a escape room game, originally created with Shockwave Flash for web game portals. It is a very short point and click adventure game, where the player has to find clues and items to escape the room. The first title received a direct sequel; Viridian Room. As well as two more rooms to escape from; Blue Chamber and White Chamber. All four escape room titles were ported to the DS title in a single package.
Spikestuff escapes from all four rooms from the DS version in record time.
Published on 10/11/2020
Game:
Crimson Room

Genres:
Adventure
Puzzle
Emulator Version:
DeSmuME 0.9.11

LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy for the Nintendo DS is an action-packed LEGO-themed video game based on the original Star Wars films made by George Lucas. It features 80 playable characters, 17 playable courses, and the ability to make your own customizable characters. Several of the game's characters have their own unique abilities.
SkicoNow speeds through the game in record time, thanks to usage of the Host Wireless glitch, enabling infinite jumping, clipping through doors and lowering the boss's health. Please read the author's submission comments for more details.
Published on 1/14/2018

Metroid Prime Hunters is the DS spinoff to the "Metroid Prime" trilogy, involving Samus in a race against six other bounty hunters to collect the eight Octoliths and get the "Ultimate Power".
At least, that's what was supposed to happen. Unfortunately for those bounty hunters, Memory is on the case. Thanks to a variety of tricks, out of bounds glitches, and optimization, Samus blazes through various planets in the Tetra Galaxy and collects the eight Octoliths in record time, destroying everything in her path. World's greatest bounty hunter indeed.
For those curious to see how the series originated, we also have a run of the original Metroid.
Published on 9/6/2016

Nanashi no Geemu (Namless Game, or ナナシ ノ ゲエム) is a first person survival horror game where you play as a jaded university student who goes on a fetch quest to stop a cursed game from game overing him in real life after 7 days. Despite all the encounters with the supernatural, the player never even bothers to run at all, preferring to casually stroll for justice instead.
Published on 11/10/2014
Emulator Version:
DeSmuME_0.9.10_x86

Over the Hedge is a licensed stealth-based platformer for the DS, mainly notable for its tank-like character controls.
In this run, jlun2 makes extensive use of out of bounds clipping, breaking every single level.
Published on 4/15/2015
Emulator Version:
DeSmuME_0.9.10_x86

Over the Hedge is a stealth-based platformer for the Nintendo DS based on bypassing home security in order to steal things for endangered species. This time, our heroes suddenly decide to become completionists.
jlun2 improves upon the previous publication by 00:15.41 seconds, thanks to the use a new NPC wall clip in the last level as well as some optimizations.
Published on 4/28/2017
Emulator Version:
DeSmuME_0.9.10_x86

Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions is a DS Spidey game released in 2010, featuring prominent Metroidvania and beat-em-up elements. It shares the same game engine with Web of Shadows and Daniel X
In this run, arandomgameTASer uses great power to blazes through with a combination of web swinging goodness and aerial attacks. It even has the Spidey humor.
Published on 12/14/2015

Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions is a DS Spidey game released in 2010, featuring prominent Metroidvania and beat-em-up elements. It shares the same game engine with Web of Shadows and Daniel X.
This time around, Spidey decides to delay saving the universe by collecting a bunch of upgrades, much to the anger of Madame Web.
This run completes the game with all items collected, which includes all health and abilities. This is different from 100%, which would require obtaining all achievements.
Published on 12/28/2015

The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks is an action-adventure game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo DS. It is the direct sequel of The Wind Waker and Phantom Hourglass.
Karaage completed every dungeon in less than four hours.
There is also an alternate YouTube stream featuring Japanese commentary by the author.

Note: Due to poor emulation there are instances of incorrect shadows throughout most of this game.
Published on 7/1/2020

Eggerland is a predecessor of the NES Adventures of Lolo games, and in certain ways, it has much more features than Adventures of Lolo 1.
This movie abuses a couple of the game bugs in a surprising way.
Note that this is a Famicom Disk System game. Read What is FDS for more information.
Also note that this movie is about 42 seconds longer than the previous movie. This is due to the inaccurate (shorter) FDS load times emulated by famtasia.
Published on 11/7/2009
Game:
Eggerland

Genres:
Adventure
Puzzle
Emulator Version:
FCEUX 2.1.2

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.
Published on 6/13/2015

Gargoyle's Quest is another platform game made by Capcom, where you play as Firebrand, a gargoyle predestined to become the Red Blaze and take down King Breager.
This run beats the branch without zipping by 5:48.46 minutes.

This movie can be watched running on real console hardware here.
Published on 10/23/2020

Metroid II: Return of Samus is the second game in the Metroid series, taking place immediately after the events of the NES Metroid. Samus arrives at the planet SR388 to exterminate all metroids and eventually succeeds.
This movie by Cardboard puts the Spring Ball and Spider Ball to great use to compensate for the lack of items, and achieves victory in the shortest time possible.
This is a 69 second improvement over the author's previous movie. The in-game time is 43 minutes.
Note: This movie does not use secret worlds, also known as "the select glitch".
Published on 8/20/2007

This is Metroid II: Return of Samus completed with all the items collected. Being truthful to the original Metroid values, the game holds many items cleverly hidden, so finding all of them is not an easy task.
That being said, Metroid II doesn't keep track of the collected items' percentage. Moreover, the game has two excessive Energy tanks and an additional copy of each beam. It's been agreed that the author should take all the E-tanks, and at least one copy of each beam. However, due to the apparent linearity of this game, collecting so many additional items doesn't make the movie dramatically slower.
This movie is nearly 6 minutes faster than Alter's previous movie due to better precision, faster Metroid fights, and missile planning.
Note: This movie does not use secret worlds, also known as "select glitch".
Published on 10/8/2007

Selected words from the author:
"After parsing through the user's manual for her Power Suit, Samus discovered that the Chozo have endowed it with the power to interact with the fabric of reality immediately surrounding the planet SR-388 by simply switching between her beam and her missiles. What luck that she should receive an assignment to go to that planet!"
This run extensively glitches the game to the point where Samus moves to rooms that are glitched and/or weren't there before. Viewers are advised that this run may induce feelings of confusion and disorientation.
Published on 8/13/2008

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 00:00.37 seconds if emulation differences are not accounted for.
Published on 11/13/2016

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.
Published on 4/29/2012

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening is a classic Game Boy Zelda adventure. Link must travel across the dream world of Koholint Island, collecting the 8 Instruments to wake the Wind Fish and go home after a terrible shipwreck.
bobmario511 (the author), however, decided collecting instruments for a one-man band was a waste of time, so he skipped all of that and went straight to the Wind Fish (with a pesky boss battle in the middle).
This is a 00:00.57 second improvement over the previous run. See the author's notes for more details.
If you liked this, be sure to also check out the Game Boy Color version (DX), which completes all the dungeons.
Published on 7/14/2012

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.
... or at least, that's what normally is supposed to happen. Using subframe resets, and some other glitches, CasualPokePlayer shows a much faster way to reach the credits.
Published on 10/26/2020

Based on the award-winning TV show, Avatar follows Aang, Katara and Sokka as they journey through exotic locations filled with adventure to help Aang fulfill his destiny to master the four elements and become the Avatar. Along the way, they are challenged by The Maker, who threatens to use her machines to bring an end to the Fire Nation herself.
This run by solarplex uses precise movement and clever battle strategies to beat the game as fast as possible.
Published on 12/23/2014
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.9.1

Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge is an isometric platformer released by Rare in 2003. It is an "interquel" to the original two N64 games, taking place while Gruntilda is trapped under the boulder in Spiral Mountain. Klungo creates a Mecha-Grunty suit for Grunty's soul to control, and she kidnaps Kazooie, travelling back in time 20 years (somehow) to keep Banjo and Kazooie from ever meeting! Mumbo sends Banjo back in time as well (somehow) to rescue his friend and destroy Mecha-Grunty, with the help of Bottles's ancestor, Bozzeye.
g0goTBC collects all jiggies, notes, jinjos, moves, Mumbo tokens and honeycombs in less than an hour.

There is also an alternate Twitch stream featuring audio commentary by the author.
Published on 9/10/2019

Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge is an isometric platformer released by Rare in 2003. It is an "interquel" to the original two N64 games, taking place while Gruntilda is trapped under the boulder in Spiral Mountain. Klungo creates a Mecha-Grunty suit for Grunty's soul to control, and she kidnaps Kazooie, travelling back in time 20 years (somehow) to keep Banjo and Kazooie from ever meeting! Mumbo sends Banjo back in time as well (somehow) to rescue his friend and destroy Mecha-Grunty, with the help of Bottles's ancestor, Bozzeye.
The author collects the 50 Jiggies necessary to open the barrier to Winkybunion Tower and defeat Mecha-Grunty.

There is also an alternate Twitch stream featuring audio commentary by the author.
Published on 4/17/2021

Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge is an isometric platformer released by Rare in 2003. It is an "interquel" to the original two N64 games, taking place while Gruntilda is trapped under the boulder in Spiral Mountain. Klungo creates a Mecha-Grunty suit for Grunty's soul to control, and she kidnaps Kazooie, travelling back in time 20 years (somehow) to keep Banjo and Kazooie from ever meeting! Mumbo sends Banjo back in time as well (somehow) to rescue his friend and destroy Mecha-Grunty, with the help of Bottles's ancestor, Bozzeye.
Using a trick that allows Banjo to gain insane speeds, the author is able to clip through the wall that leads to the final area, to defeat Mecha-Grunty in record time.
If you want to watch a TAS of this game that doesn't skip all the levels, you can watch the "No Levels Early" TAS here.

There is also an alternate Twitch stream featuring audio commentary by the author.
Published on 10/2/2021

Nathan Graves is a vampire hunter trying to save his master, Morris, from the clutches of Dracula. Normally this would require collecting lots of different items as well as hours of leveling, but Cardboard proves collectible cards passé by gathering almost none of the cards required for spells and blazing through the game at warp speed without regard to levels or his own safety.
This movie is a 10.5 second improvement over the author's previous movie through various small & thorough optimizations.
For those interested in the areas of the game which this run skips, make sure to check out zggzdydp's run which achieves 100% map completion.
Published on 4/7/2008

When played normally, Castlevania: Circle of the Moon is a rather long game, in which exploration, leveling up, and killing bosses in order to gain access to different items or portions of the castle is necessary. However, a bit of luck manipulation and a series of glitches involving DSS cards throw all these aspects of gameplay out of the window, allowing the player to warp directly to Dracula and kill him humiliatingly in just over 5 minutes.
This movie is a 227 frame improvement over the previous movie by klmz with some more optimizations.
Published on 12/11/2018

Normally using the DSS card system of Castlevania: Circle of the Moon grants abilities that one would not otherwise have access to. With a glitch, one can access these abilities anyways, making the DSS cards themselves mere collector's items. When placed under the control of klmz however, Nathan Graves proves himself to be an avid collector, abusing zips and other glitches to quickly go around the castle and obtain all the DSS cards and finish off Dracula in 19 minutes and 30 seconds.
Published on 12/17/2018

Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku is an action RPG based on Dragon Ball Z, developed by Webfoot Technologies. It is the first game in The Legacy of Goku trilogy. Together, all three games tell the original story of Dragon Ball Z, more or less.
This run by MUGG uses copious amounts of luck manipulation and flight retention to beat this rather grindy game in a little under 14 minutes.
Published on 3/24/2016

Drill Dozer is a 2D adventure platformer developed by Gamefreak and released for the Gameboy Advance in 2005 and released to the Wii U virtual console in 2015. You play as Jill and her drill dozer. Jill’s dad is the leader of a gang of thieves. He was recently beaten up by a rival gang and had the red diamond Jill’s deceased mother left Jill stolen. With her dad out of commission it’s up to Jill to retrieve the diamond.
Published on 8/12/2017
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.1.0 (x64): mGBA core

As one of the many video game adaptations of the Harry Potter series, this adventure game for the GBA sticks fairly closely to the plot of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone as Harry attends his first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Despite the large number of adaptations out there, at the start of 2015 this is only the first Harry Potter game to receive a movie on TASVideos.
This game has gameplay and mechanics that differ from the Harry Potter games on any other console, and was notorious for its infuriating pit and platform puzzles, but in this movie it is hard to tell what all the fuss was about. With precise spell usage, a little enemy manipulation, and the aid of some prefects who clearly need an eye-test, the game is completed in a little under an hour.

Downloadable encodes have the author's commentary as soft subtitles.
Published on 2/5/2015

As one of the many video game adaptations of the Harry Potter series, this adventure game for the GBA sticks fairly closely to the plot of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone as Harry attends his first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Despite the large number of adaptations out there, at the start of 2015 this was only the first Harry Potter game to receive a movie on TASVideos.
Rather than replay the events of The Sorcerer's Stone, the authors instead dabble in the dark arts of barrel-amplified Flipendo magic to end the game much earlier than intended.
Published on 4/4/2021
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.6.1

LEGO Bionicle is a game based on the Bionicle toy sets, only released on the Game Boy Advance.
Set before the Toa Mata arrive on Mata Nui, it chronicles the adventures of Takua as he searches for the kidnapped Turaga and hidden Toa stones.
In this run, Memory abuses multiple glitches and general shoddy programming in this handheld game to complete the game only rescuing two Turaga's (village elders) and two Toa Stones.
Published on 12/3/2019

Rather than being able to explore the world freely and sequence break to her heart's content, Samus is at the mercy of a computer's will. As a result this game is very linear with virtually no chance to collect items out of order.
Published on 2/25/2021

After a major surgery, Samus' Power Suit has been reduced in appearance. To compensate, she decides to arm herself to the teeth with 250 missiles and more power bombs than she really needs. It's her favorite thing to do when sequence breaking isn't as feasible.
Reseren collects all 100 capacity increasing items for Samus' health, missiles and power bombs. The abilities recovered from the Core-X are not part of this number.
Published on 11/26/2021

Metroid: Zero Mission is a retelling of Metroid with new plot twists and updated gameplay.
This run aims to complete the game as quickly as possible while collecting as few items as possible. This changes the gameplay, requiring more careful ammo management and new solutions to complete certain areas without powerups. Reading the author's comments is recommended.
The in-game clear time is 0:23:48. The item collection rate is 9%.
Published on 4/3/2012

Metroid: Zero Mission is a retelling of the original Metroid's story with a couple of new plot twists and updated gameplay.
This movie improves on the previous attempt by the same author by 28 in-game seconds and 34 seconds of real time. The time saved comes from more optimized movements and a few minor tricks, but mainly from a greater understanding of RNG in the game.
The in-game clear time is 0:20:59. The item collection rate is 20%.
Published on 7/14/2016
Emulator Version:
VBA-RR v24 svn 461

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 run is an improvement over Dragonfangs's previous work. It saves about 4 seconds of In-Game time, but uses a new route that removes lots of door transitions, saving about 20 seconds of real time. The previous run used VisualBoyAdvance that runs this game inaccurately fast compared to BizHawk (mGBA core) used here, which is why the movie time appears longer.

There is also an alternate YouTube stream featuring audio commentary by the author as well as members of the speedrunning community.
Published on 7/24/2019

Monster House is a 2006 animated film about a haunted house and three children trying to best it. The movie was reasonably successful; so like most successful movies, it got a spinoff game.
jlun2 improves his previous run by 5 minutes and 4.56 seconds, thanks to much better optimization and new glitches. Reading the author's comments is recommended.
Published on 12/19/2015

You probably know Nancy Drew. She's a popular fictional character who has a knack for solving (and attracting) all sorts of mysteries. Basically a Mary Sue, being rich, handsome, immensely talented and leading an exciting life.
As the game begins, she comes to a hotel owned by her friend's friend where accidents have been happening, and rumors even say that it's a ghost behind all the mayhem, perhaps exacting some sort of revenge from beyond the grave. But eventually we find out the problem is a much simpler and common one instead, human greed, and that there's really nothing supernatural going on in the hotel, with the exception of Nancy Drew herself, who knows solutions to puzzles without ever finding them and who causes other strange stuff to happen as well.
Published on 1/1/2013
Emulator Version:
VBA-RR v24 svn393

Mystery Mayhem is a Scooby-Doo game that appears to be based on the newer movies. Much of the game focuses on Shaggy and Scooby as they run from monsters, complete puzzles and find clues to solve each of the game's five mysteries.
Of course, all those little accomplishments mean a lot of high-fives are in order! This rapid high-fiving and switching partners happens to cause a speed glitch that allows jlun2 to skip large parts of rooms.
Published on 12/29/2016

Shaman King: Master of Spirits is a Metroidvania styled game developed and published by Konami, it is the first game of the Shaman King series.
The game stars Yoh Asakura, a young Shaman who hopes to win the Shaman Tournament, where the winner will be crowned the Shaman King and have the power to change the world. On his journey, Yoh and his friends find a man named Magister, who plans to resurrect an evil demon king known as Mephias. Yoh and his friends must put a stop to Mephias's plans.
xy2_ beats the game in record time.

The encodes feature commentary by the author as soft subtitles.
Published on 3/21/2021

The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night is the second game in the 'Legend of Spyro' trilogy, and features a slick combo system and Metroidvania inspired level design.
In this run, arandomgameTASer takes full advantage of Spyro's abilities, beating down bosses and finishing the game as quickly as possible.
Published on 4/21/2015

It would be pointless to describe The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past here, because this run has little to do with the game itself. Using glitches exclusive to the GBA version, Link rips a hole in the space-time-continuum, enters the Palace of the Four Swords, and finishes the game in just over 5 minutes.
This run improves the previous publication by 00:21.17 seconds, primarily through a new trick that ends input early, using buggy boomerangs to finish off the Dark Links.
Published on 11/16/2012

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.
This run by Tompa and quo improves upon the previous run by over 8 minutes thanks to much better optimization, new glitches, and a switch to the Japanese version of the game.

There is also an alternate YouTube stream featuring audio commentary by the authors.
Published on 10/2/2016

Winx Club is an action-adventure game based on the Italian cartoon series of the same name. The story is similar to that of Harry Potter, only this time the main character is a fairy. She gets to go to a fairy school in fairytale world called Magix where she has to find her true self. This game is similar to the Windows and Playstation 2 versions, except that instead of a 3D third person perspective it features a 2D top-down perspective of the game world.
In this run, Abahbob completes the game quickly by abusing an out-of-bounds glitch and a few other bugs to walk right across some of the levels.
Published on 10/25/2013
Game:
Winx Club

Genres:
Adventure
Emulator Version:
VBA-RR v24 svn480

It's Hamtaro time! Boss has a big secret in store for the Ham-Hams, but he's gotta find them first! The guy's got too much on his hands already, so he sends the loveable Carrot-headed Hamtaro out on the search for the Ham-Hams. The thing is... Hamtaro's gotta learn some hip Ham-chat if he wants everyone to listen to him. So as he ventures on in the game, he becomes the street-wise hipster, learning Ham-chat and getting into tons of adventures... and trouble!

You can watch the complete run played back on console
Published on 8/8/2020
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.4.2

Set before the events of the first two NES games, the player gets to play as Christopher Belmont, one of Simon's ancestors.
Unlike most Castlevania games, there are no sub-weapons, and the player loses whip upgrades upon damage. Additionally, the Castlevania Game Boy games, unlike their NES counterparts, have ropes and moving spike walls instead of stairs.
This game, being one of the first to come out for the Game Boy, was programmed poorly, exhibiting lots of lag, and also suffers from poor jump controls. Seizing upon that, the level designers took it upon themselves to create fake difficulty by requiring pixel perfect jumps throughout.
In this movie, arukAdo improves the previous TAS by 57.68 seconds (after accounting for emulation differences), thanks to newly found tricks and better optimisation. Please read the author's comments for more details.
Note: The Konami Collection version was used instead of the original, as it lags a bit less, and is also fully colored.
Published on 8/26/2020

Scooby-Doo! Classic Creep Capers is a point-and-click adventure game in six chapters. Scooby, Shaggy, Fred, Velma and Daphne are on the trail of a jewel thief. Their investigation leads them to an old spooky house, Jekyll Mansion. Once inside, they search the rooms to gather clues to reveal the identity of the jewel thief. Gameplay consists of positioning characters close to objects in such a way that a menu at the bottom of the screen lights up. The player can then choose the correct action (examine, search, use, take) from the menu. There is also plenty of dialogue involved. To solve puzzles, the player switches between characters and uses each person's special abilities.
Published on 7/31/2016
Emulator Version:
BizHawk-1.11.6

Survival Kids is a game about a boy or girl who gets trapped on an island and tries to survive and escape. There are multiple endings in the game.
The author aims for the fastest ending: ED 1. It is 00:35.65 seconds faster than the cancelled submission by Aqfaq due to new tricks, shortcuts and overall better precision.
Published on 12/18/2010

Survival Kids is a game about a boy or girl who gets trapped on an island and tries to survive and escape. There are multiple endings in the game.
The author aims for the best ending: ED 8. We also have a run that glitches the game in order to reach ED 3.
Published on 5/16/2015
Game:
Survival Kids

Genres:
Adventure
Emulator Version:
VBA-v24m-svn-r391

Survival Kids is a game about a boy or girl who gets trapped on an island and tries to survive and escape. There are multiple endings in the game.
mugg beats the game in under 3 minutes, thanks to abusing the "hut glitch" to reach Ending 3. Please read the author's comments for more details.
We also have a TAS that aims for the best ending.
Published on 4/21/2018

Survival Kids 2: Dasshutsu! Futago Shima! was released for the Gameboy Color by Konami on July 19, 2000 in Japan. The game was the second entry in the Survival Kids series and the last to be released for the Gameboy Color. Survival Kids 2 features nearly identical gameplay to its predecessor with the addition of link cable support and a streamlined interface for combining items.
Published on 5/2/2018

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.

You can watch the complete run being played back on a console.
Published on 8/11/2019

Proving yet again the lengths a TAS can go in destroying a game, this run features a warping glitch that allows for severe sequence breaking. The final boss is reached within a handful of minutes and defeated with minimal weaponry.
TwistedTammer improves the previous run by 00:26.00 seconds.
There is a movie of this game that does not use the warp glitch.

You can watch the complete run being played back on a console.
Published on 12/21/2019

The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages is the time-themed counterpart to Oracle of Seasons. In it, the Oracle of Ages, Nayru, is possessed by Veran, Sorceress of Shadows. Link must travel throughout Labrynna's past and present to collect the 8 Essences of Time, power up the Harp of Ages, and defeat Veran.

You can watch the complete run played back console
Published on 4/21/2016

The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons is a Game Boy Color game that carries over much of the graphics from Link's Awakening. Surprisingly, much of the game engine is completely different and developed by Capcom. In it, the Oracle of Seasons, Din, is kidnapped by Onox, General of Darkness. Link must travel throughout both Holdrum and Subrosia to collect the 8 Essences of Nature, power up the Rod of Seasons, and defeat Onox.
This game has been attempted by various authors over the past 5 years. Finally, SwordlessLink, along with Tompa, who joined the project after dungeon 4, beat this legendary game in 1:25:57.22 primarily through the use of pitwalking, Pegasus Seeds, and enemy manipulation. Please see the authors' notes for more details.

You can watch the complete run played back on console
Published on 2/1/2012

Winnie the Pooh: Adventures in the 100 Acre Wood is an adventure game developed by NewKidCo and published by NewKidCo and Disney Interactive. It was released in North America in April 2000 for the Game Boy Color.
The game follows Winnie the Pooh as he interacts with other characters in the wood. Most of the game uses a board game structure, where the player rolls a dice and draws cards to move around on the map in an attempt to explore the wood. The game is aimed at a younger demographic and was designed to be simple. It was the first Winnie the Pooh game to be released on a video game console.
In this movie, Winslinator achieves "100% Knowledge", equivalent to 100% completion of the game, in record time.

You can watch the console-verification of this movie here.
Published on 1/19/2021

In this game, Xena finds herself in a dream, set in a colorful, simplistic world, naive in its exaggerations and lack of realistic attributes. It's an open plain where the sun always seems to shine. But it's a foreign place, with Xena apparently having wound up there by an accident. She is lost, and has to free herself from the dream world.
Now, this nightmare of a game ends 00:18.28 seconds faster than before! To learn more about AKheon's improvements on this movie, you can read the author's comments.
Published on 12/29/2010

Luigi wins a mansion in a contest and his brother, Mario, goes missing there. It is your goal to search the haunted mansion to figure out where he is. Your weapons to protect you are a flashlight and the Poltergust 3000, a ghost vacuum. Capturing ghosts and collecting keys helps you progress in your quest to find Mario.
The author, solarplex, utilizes out-of-bounds glitches to skip 19 of the 23 Portrait Ghosts and all of the Boos (except King Boo), beating the whole game in around 10 minutes with TAS timing, or 8:28:52 with RTA timing.

This run plays the Hidden Mansion, a mode unlocked after beating the game once that increases the power of the Poltergust and allows skipping some cutscenes, to make the run more entertaining. We do not normally accept runs that start from dirty SRAM; see the rules for more details.
Published on 4/28/2014

Luigi wins a mansion in a contest and his brother, Mario, goes missing there. It is your goal to search the haunted mansion to figure out where he is. Your weapons to protect you are a flashlight and the Poltergust 3000, a ghost vacuum. Capturing ghosts and collecting keys helps you progress in your quest to find Mario.
The author, Malleoz, forgoes out-of-bounds glitches that are present in this movie and plays through the game in a regular way in record time.
The author also provides an alternate encode with commentary which can be viewed here.

This run plays the Hidden Mansion, a mode unlocked after beating the game once that increases the power of the Poltergust and allows skipping some cutscenes, to make the run more entertaining. We do not normally accept runs that start from dirty SRAM; see the rules for more details.
Published on 3/1/2016

Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones is an action-adventure video game developed and published by Ubisoft Montreal. It was released in December, 2005 in North America for the Xbox, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, and the Nintendo GameCube. The Two Thrones marked the third and final chapter for The Sands of Time saga, until the release of prequel The Forgotten Sands.
The game combines exploration and combat. Both elements make use of the Prince's acrobatic capability and agility. Throughout much of the game, the player must attempt to traverse the palace by running across walls, ascending or descending chasms by jumping back and forth between walls, avoiding traps, climbing structures and jumping from platform to platform, making other types of well-timed leaps, solving puzzles and using discovered objects to progress.
The author has provided the video commentary for this TAS.
Published on 5/13/2020

Spyro: A Hero's Tail (developed by Eurocom) is the fifth main-line game in the Spyro franchise, and this time around there's a new villain named Red, a former Dragon Elder who threatens to take over the world.
Over the past games in the series Ebbe has grown tired of having to collect countless items to even get a chance at kicking the bad guys' butts. Using a variety of tricks like infinite jumping, clipping through geometry, swimming through the air, and many more (see the author's detailed submission notes), Ebbe skips all of the nonsense and confronts Red and his henchmen right away, saving the world in record time.

An encode with audio commentary by the author can be watched here. An encode with all of the cutscenes removed can be viewed here.
Note that there are some emulation problems for this game that result in some scenes (particularly the minecart section) becoming overly bloomed and blurred.
Published on 10/20/2021

Spyro: Enter The Dragonfly is a platform/adventure game released in 2003. It's the first Spyro game not to be developed by Spyro creators Insomniac Games, instead being developed by Check Six Studios and Equinoxe Entertainment. The game is infamous for its rushed nature and being riddled with bugs, with many considering it one of the worst games of the franchise.
In this run, Fog abuses a seam in the base of the portal leading to the final boss, which allows the entire game to be skipped and completed in just over a minute of total game play.
Published on 4/22/2017
Emulator Version:
Dolphin 5.0-1656

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess is the 13th game in the Zelda franchise, released for both the Nintendo GameCube and Wii, with an HD port later released on the WiiU.
The world of Hyrule has fallen under the twilight, and after Link gets transformed into a wolf, he meets up with a strange imp named Midna. Together, they team up to defeat the twilight and save the kingdom.
gymnast86 saves the kingdom of Hyrule in record time.

Note #1: There is an alternate YouTube stream featuring commentary by the author, Pheenoh and Dragonbane0.
Note #2: There are also lossless encodes and encodes at additional resolutions available in the discussion thread.
Published on 12/30/2018

Tony Hawk's Underground is a skateboarding-adventure video game published by Activision in 2003, the fifth entry in the Tony Hawk series.
Underground is built upon the skateboarding formula of previous Tony Hawk's games: the player explores levels and completes goals while performing tricks. The game features a new focus on customization; the player, instead of selecting a professional skater, creates a custom character.
Underground adds the ability for players to dismount their boards and explore on foot. The plot follows the player character and his or her friend Eric Sparrow as the two become well-known professionals and grow apart.
In this run, The Packle improves upon the previous publication by over three and a half minutes thanks to a new glitch involving custom tricks which eliminates most of the RNG this game has to offer.
Published on 3/5/2018

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.
This improves on the previous movie by 14:32.77 thanks to a variety of new major skips and glitches.
Published on 7/21/2020

Earnest Evans is an Indiana Jones-esque treasure hunter who has to go through various levels and settings and battle hordes of monsters and bosses.
Samsara knocks off another 14.94 seconds from the previously published movie, thanks to new tricks and better optimization.
Published on 12/9/2015

Ecco the Dolphin is a game where you control a fast, but hard to maneuver dolphin who travels into hostile environment to save the other dolphins after a freak waterspout storm.
This run improves the previous one through better execution, a new route and new glitches. As in the previous run, damage is avoided, as it almost always slows Ecco down. At the same time, a major new glitch allowing Ecco to go through nearly any wall was not used because the frequency of its use would make the run very repetitive.

NOTE: The sound issues are a result of inaccurate emulation.
Published on 7/3/2014

Flashback is a Prince of Persia style platformer for the Sega Genesis. It has some major glitches which allow for large portions of this otherwise long game to be skipped. The present TAS implements a new version of the Walk through walls glitch along with improved routing to save over a minute over the previous (formerly, the longest non-obsoleted) run.
Published on 5/14/2015

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 2/6/2013
Tags:
2 Players
Emulator Version:
GENS

Landstalker is a challenging adventure RPG developed by Climax Entertainment (who also helped develop the Sega Shining series). You play as an adventure-seeking treasure hunter named Nigel, an elf who's remarkably young-looking for his age (88!). After completing his latest bounty, he runs into a wood nymph named Friday who's being pursued over her alleged knowledge of the whereabouts of King Nole's treasures. After helping her evade her pursuers, the two team up as they set off for Mercator Island in search of the fabled fortune.
Are King Nole's treasures truly close by? Are they ripe for the taking, or still jealously guarded to this day...?
In ars4326's run, 100% completion is based on RTA strats and is defined as follows:
  • Collect all Life Stock (minus the shop in Kazalt)
  • Obtain all equipment
  • Collect all unique/key items
  • Complete all side quests
  • Activate all teleport trees
Published on 5/7/2015

Madou Monogatari (魔導物語) is an RPG best described as 'strange'. The game has overly cute design and the battles are probably a little different than you would expect. The story revolves around a girl who is on a quest to pass her final exam in a magic school.
A defining moment is one of the cutscenes, where a slime is encountered and suddenly defeated by a strange girl bursting through a brick wall. Then, an equally strange armored knight drops in from the ceiling and the two of them proceed to ignore you and chase each other away.
The fast completion time is achieved mostly by using a random-effect spell, which has a small chance of producing a devastating elephant stomp (yeah, really). Naturally, in a TAS, the "small chance" gets a new meaning.
Published on 7/3/2009

Monster World 4 is an excellent Japanese release only platformer for Genesis released late into its lifetime. There is no magic but a heavy focus on close range combat along with using a pet to assist you.
Published on 11/21/2019
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.3.1

The Faery Tale Adventure is an action RPG released for Amiga in 1986 and ported to the Genesis in 1991. The plot revolves around three brothers who go on a quest to defeat an evil Necromancer and retrieve a Talisman from him.
The game world is gigantic and normally requires hours of adventuring around to collect five Golden Statues to access a hidden city to find a magical flower, which allows the brothers to walk across the lava protecting the Necromancer and defeat him.
However, Aqfaq just skips all of this, using health potions and incredibly precise luck manipulation to walk straight across the lava and recover the Talisman in a little over 20 minutes.
Published on 3/3/2013

The Immortal is a dungeon game with spells, goblins, and of course, countless traps of instant death. The story is quite humorous at times.
In this movie, the protagonist wizard uses various unorthodox methods for completing the game as fast as possible. He dies four times in the process, but that does not slow him down at all. In fact, dying is one of the tricks that makes this movie 1.5 minutes faster than its predecessor.
Published on 4/3/2008

This movie is about Wonder Boy fighting against (or running past) a horde of cute monsters.
The Oasis Boots that are normally required to cross the desert were not used in this movie, because it was slightly faster to go without them.
In Japan, the game is known as Wonder Boy V: Monster World III.
Published on 7/31/2006

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 1/22/2021

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 7/22/2021

Axiom Verge, released in 2015, is a 2D Metroidvania centered around the protagonist Trace, a scientist who finds himself on the world of Sudra after an experiment gone wrong, separated from Earth by a deadly void called the Breach. When Trace arrives on Sudra he finds its civilization collapsed due to the release of a deadly pathogen in the act of biological warfare. With the help of the Rusalki — giant war machines that guard this world — Trace has to uncover the truth behind the fall of Sudra, confront the perpetrator behind it, and return back to his home world across the Breach.
Axiom Verge takes heavy inspiration from early Metroid games and some other platformers of the era and employs a number of unconventional storytelling and gameplay design decisions, and is all-around well-polished. If you enjoy action platformers or exploration-driven games with a solid sci-fi plot, playing through the game before watching the TAS is highly recommended so that the latter 1/4 of it (and especially the 4th boss, Vision) become easier to comprehend.
keylie improves the previous TAS by almost 3 minutes thanks to getting the grappling hook, better optimisation, and skipping one of the bosses. He completes the game's speedrun mode (which shows an in-game timer and disables all cutscenes) in 25:09.24 by the in-game timer, picking up 15% of items.
Boss times: 02:26.52 (Xedur), 05:39.08 (Telal), 11:02.19 (Uruku), 18:20.54 (Vision), 20:23.42 (Ukhu).
Published on 7/30/2019

Note: Flashing lights warning at 55:16

Iconoclasts is a platforming game released by Swedish developer Joakim "Konjak" Sandberg. A passion project 11 years in the making, the game follows Robin, a naive and helpful mechanic, as she tries to fix a broken world ruled by a sinister religious authority known as the One Concern.
The authors ikuyo and Serena complete the game without using a glitch known as "Airswim", which would allow the player to skip through major parts of the game.
The author has made a commentary video.
Published on 12/29/2021
Emulator Version:
libTAS 1.4.2

Minit is a peculiar little adventure played sixty seconds at a time. Journey outside the comfort of your home to help unusual folk, uncover countless secrets, and overcome dangerous foes, all in hopes of lifting a rather unfortunate curse that ends each day after just one minute.
keylie lifts the curse in record time, attaining an in-game time of 6:30.85.
Published on 5/11/2019

SteamWorld Dig 2 is a Metroidvania-styled game released in 2017 by Image & Form, where an underground mine is explored by digging and collecting resources. As opposed to its predecessor SteamWorld Dig, the levels are not procedurally generated, except for the location of resources.
This TAS by keylie finishes the game as fast as possible by skipping upgrades and manipulating the level layout.

The encodes feature commentary by the author as soft subtitles.
Published on 11/24/2018

You Have to Win the Game is a platformer with graphics reminiscent of the 1980s. Like other metroidvania titles, it requires exploration in order to get upgrades and progress through the game.
letcreate123 completes the game in record time via precise movements, death warps, and a triple jump glitch. See the author's comments for details.
Published on 12/24/2019
Emulator Version:
libTAS 1.3.5

You take control of two Knights, Popolon and Aphrodite, out to rescue their baby Pamperse from the evil high priest Galious. They have their own subtle differences in gameplay, but for the most part, they just act as two separate health bars.
The authors, zggzdydp and scrimpeh, run through the game at breakneck pace, taking much more damage than they should be able to.
Published on 7/3/2011

Penguin Adventure is a game about a penguin going on a journey to retrieve a special fruit to save the penguin princess.
Unfortunately, saving the princess takes more than just successful recovery of the fruit and raw speed, so this run gets the bad ending.
Published on 12/9/2012

In this first-published MSX TAS, Rambo decides to skip rescuing the VIP and just make a leeway to the helicopter himself.
Reality is not all it seems, with spiders being as difficult to kill with a knife as a human, and foodlike substances adopting an alternate name.

To play the OMR file, make sure you have the Panasonic FS-A1WSX bios installed.
Published on 11/11/2010

The Treasure of Uşas is an adventure and platforming game where the character's attacks depends on his mood, which is changed by touching one of four special emotion icons found in various places within the game.
The player uses these emotions and each of the characters' powers to find the four pieces of Uşas' jewels as fast as possible.

To play the OMR file, you have to have the Panasonic FS-A1WSX bios installed.
Published on 5/23/2011

Banjo-Kazooie stars the bear-bird team of Banjo and Kazooie, who are searching for Jiggies, or Jigsaw puzzle pieces, to unlock doors and save Banjo's sister from a rhyming witch. Even though Banjo's name is first, Kazooie ends up doing most of the heavy lifting as new skills are developed.
In this run, Hyperresonance collects all 100 Jiggies hidden throughout the game.
This is an improvement of 24:40.71 over the previous movie. This was possible with overwhelming route changes (and much better route planning ahead), a myriad of new glitches and tricks, and much more optimized movement. This movie loses some time to loading zones on BizHawk vs Mupen (about 2 minutes), so the final time is not quite indicative of how good the run is. With console like loading zones, this would be a 1:57.
Note: There are encodes of higher resolution in the discussion thread.
Published on 11/14/2016

Legacy of Darkness is the second Castlevania game on the N64. This quick run uses the gun slinging Henry, who is available from the start in the Japanese version.
Henry's objective is to rescue 6 children found in 6 stages within a specified time.
Published on 10/15/2009
Emulator Version:
mupen64 0.5 re-recording v8

Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness is the sequel to the first Castlevania Nintendo 64 adventure, and was developed and published by Konami in 1999. Although at war with the same enemy in the same castle, the player must fight as 4 different characters, with improved graphics and a new look to certain areas that appeared in the original.
To begin with, set 8 years before the events that took place in Castlevania, the count has kidnapped the young sister of Cornell, a powerful werewolf. As Cornell, the player must battle through the castle and defeat Dracula to save Cornell's sister.
In this run, zoboner beats the game as Cornell as fast as possible.
Published on 8/28/2017

Mystical Ninja, otherwise known as Ganbare Goemon, is one of Konami's longest-running series, yet remains mostly localized to Japan (thanks in part to cultural differences: the series is very Japanese). This is the first of three games in the series released for the N64.
What begins as a quest to investigate an attack on a castle quickly evolves into a race to stop a plot to transform Japan into... a giant stage.
In this run, a lot of new tricks and some big glitches combine to shave over an hour off the previous publication.
Published on 9/10/2014
Emulator Version:
mupen64 0.5 re-recording v8

Scooby-Doo! Classic Creep Capers is an adventure game released by THQ in 2000. The game follows Shaggy and Scooby through four different mysteries, and on their way, they are assisted by other Mystery Inc. members.
The game was critically panned due to the poor controls and camera angles, but Swordless Link still manages to make the game look fast and fluid. Read the submission text for more information on the tricks used.
Published on 6/1/2012
Emulator Version:
mupen64 0.5 re-recording v8

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.
Published on 8/4/2011

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).
The authors beat the game collecting as few items as possible, showcasing a variety of different tricks unique to this run (which can be found in the submission notes, along with other details).
If you want to see the game beaten as fast as possible, you can do so here.
Note: There are encodes of higher resolution in the discussion thread.
Published on 2/8/2018

To beat The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, players must normally visit four temples and rescue the giant at each one, so that they can later be called upon with the Oath to Order to stop the moon from destroying Termina. The authors of this TAS barely even play the game, instead beating it by supersliding to the observatory and then sliding off of a pot using a bomb.
In this heavily glitched run of Majora's Mask, the authors achieve total control of the game using the newly discovered Stale Reference Manipulation (SRM) technique, allowing them to unlock inputs on a third controller and then using it to input and execute code that jumps the game straight to its credits sequence. Setting up the SRM is quite a feat, and it, along with loads of other tricks used in this run, are explained in detail in the authors' submission notes.
This run is performed on the Japanese 1.0 version of the game, which features faster text than the English version, in addition to having the fastest memory setup.
Published on 12/16/2020

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.
Published on 1/26/2014

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.
Published on 7/9/2017

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, and with the added challenge of doing so without opening any doors. He achieves this by exploiting multiple glitches not seen in any other category of the game in order to complete this challenge.
The submission notes go over in great details all the stipulations of the goal, the tricks, and glitches.
This TAS was done using the Japanese v1.0 version of the game. The reasons for this are glitches that are exclusive to v1.0, as well as text that 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.
Published on 10/25/2017

In this TAS of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, the author aims to beat the game as quickly as possible all while staying in Kokiri Forest.
Published on 11/7/2020

A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia (1989) is a popular, whimsical game in which a shapeshifting blob (named Blobert) from the planet Blobolonia teams up with an Earth boy to overcome obstacles on both planets and to defeat Blobolonia's evil emperor.
This movie is 00:22.60 seconds faster than the previous one thanks to a couple of route changes and some new tricks.
You can see this movie played back on an actual NES here! Now with an awesome input display to boot!
Published on 9/28/2014
Emulator Version:
FCEUX 2.2.2

Disney Adventures in the Magic Kingdom takes place in a Disneyland-esque amusement park, where Goofy has left the golden key needed to start the parade in the castle. However, six silver keys are needed to open the castle gate. Mickey wonders if you can find them scattered around the magic kingdom, the parade can't go on without them!
link_7777 collects the 6 silver keys and opens the castle gate in record time.
Published on 9/3/2018

Atlantis no Nazo (アトランチスの謎) is a game where an explorer is trying to save his friend and must find his way through a maze of rooms; in this case, levels.
This is an improvement of 00:03.00 seconds over the previous run through further optimizations by exposure.
Published on 5/11/2015

In Cosmo Police: Galivan, the player takes the role of the last remaining member of the Cosmo Police. His comrades died while trying to free the planet Cynep from the evil roaming on it. Now the player is the last hope.
This game is a mix between a shooter and a platformer: the player walks through the caves, jumps over obstacles and shoots everything in sight. Well, at least if he has a weapon: at the beginning he is unarmed and can only kick or punch. He has to find pyramids which were dropped by his dead colleagues (also sometimes from killed aliens), which grant an armor piece, more life energy and a weapon. When the player finds a pyramid, the weapon gets upgraded for a limited amount of time.
However, biggyboy & usedpizza exploit a glitch performed in the "alien world" portion of the first stage, during the transition of the first elevator (read the submission comments as well as this post for more details). Therefore, they reach a time of just 3 minutes and 3 seconds, being 944 frames faster than AmaizumiUni in the previous run.
Published on 5/9/2016

Deadly Towers is an annoying enough game to play, let alone make a TAS of, but the author manages a final time almost 3.5 minutes faster than the previous version. This improvement is mainly from buying orange scrolls, which are used to teleport from the top of each tower back down to the Holy Flame. Check the author's comments for more detailed information.
This game suffers from sprite overload very frequently.
Published on 3/17/2006
A/V files:
A/V file via Mirror
Emulator Version:
FCEU0.98

Deadly Towers is an infamous 'Nintendo Hard' game, where you control Prince Myer in his quest to destroy seven bells guarded by seven bosses and stop the evil wizard Rubas. The character is slow and takes a lot of damage very easily, making the game usually a great challenge. While there are powerups which boost your abilities, they are generally found in secret passages with no indication of their location.
In this run by ars4326, the Japanese version Mashou (魔鐘) is used due to it containing an inventory glitch that, essentially, gives you unlimited bells after death-warping and defeating Cold Killer twice. New routes, sequence breaking, and movement optimizations are also involved in this updated run.
Published on 8/1/2014

A rather simple, unique classic game.
The hero of this game is a spy/agent who raids buildings infested with men in black. He collects important documents from various apartments/closets (which, for the sake of simplicity, are colored indicatively), and then leaves by his car to the next raid.
After raiding the last building, he goes to raid the same buildings once again, ad infinitum.
Even a small game like this isn't free of bugs. The unsafe elevators of this game offer a few maneuvers that should not be attempted in real life.
Four levels were played.
Alyosha improves the previous publication by 10.13 seconds, thanks to better optimisation.
Published on 3/6/2016

In comparison to the usual run-through platform games, this is one of the games that requires more planning to play efficiently.
The game features an inventory and equipment and a spells system, all of which were rare to see in NES games when this game came out.
This is the 4th published version of the TAS, now 00:16.71 seconds faster than the previous version.
The author has written comments describing all the planning and tricks that went into this movie.
Published on 12/29/2016

G.I. Joe: The Atlantis Factor is an NES game released by Capcom USA around 1991. It is known to be a sequel to the original G.I. Joe NES game released a year before. Unlike the original game, this one allows you to take multiple routes to the end. Completing some stages will unlock other characters you can use to make the game easier. However, speedruns will just use the shortest route to the end and stick with the default character, General Hawk.
Alyosha improves the previous run by 25.08 seconds, thanks to overall better optimization and lag management.
Published on 12/7/2015

A long time ago, before human being appeared, there lived a monster named Firebrand. In this game, Firebrand (the red gargoyle) fights against the evil that has invaded his homeland. Along the way, he becomes more powerful and becomes able to fly longer, jump higher, and shoot more weapons.
Jigwally improves the previous publication by 1 minute and 55.06 seconds, mainly thanks to using death warps, but also thanks to better optimisation.
TASVideos also has movies of this game's prequel for the Game Boy and sequel for the Super NES.
Published on 8/4/2019

Gauntlet is a Dungeons & Dragons simulator of sorts. You choose a class of Warrior, Valkyrie, Wizard or Elf to navigate the Gauntlet, collect treasure, slay wicked monsters, and save your beloved peasant hometown.
Walkthroughs for this game estimate a completion time of several hours when playing normally. Here, we see the game completed in only 12 minutes! Usually clues have to be collected to discover the password to the last dungeon, but this is selected at the game's beginning, so the clues are unnecessary in a TAS. There is also some collision detection abuse and lots of luck manipulation.
This version takes a better path, manipulates fights more, and abuses luck to get the password with shortest input time.

Downloadable encodes include the author's commentary as soft subtitles.
Published on 6/8/2015

Golgo 13: Top Secret Episode is a game based on a popular Japanese manga. You control Golgo 13, an assassin who is ordered to take out the leader of the DREK Empire. The game features four different gameplay modes: action, flying, 360 degree shooting and 3D maze.
The author, dave_dfwm, speeds through this little-known game in less than 45 minutes.
Published on 12/1/2012

Anyone up for some fishing?
In this TAS of Jaws, the attack level is upgraded to 3 to kill Jaws in a single encounter. Luck manipulation is used to get encounters in the shortest time, and a purposeful death is used to avoid a bonus scene.
This movie is a 00:30.98 sec improvement over the previous one.
Published on 9/21/2021
Game:
Jaws

Genres:
Adventure
Emulator Version:
FCEUX 2.3.0

Kid Icarus is a classic NES platformer where the player is Pit the angel who is on a quest to defeat Medusa.
fruitbatsalad shaves off a healthy 00:26.74 seconds from the previous movie by utilizing a rapid-fire arrow trick to take down Medusa quickly, as well as several new stage routes and clipping opportunities.
Published on 9/22/2020
Emulator Version:
FCEUX 2.2.3

King Graham sets off on a journey to save his family from the evil wizard Mordack. Unfortunately for him, the number of beings in the world that desire to kill him are vast, and only the most silly usage of items can save him from impending doom. He also has a sidekick, Cedric the Owl, who is next to useless.
A port of the PC game from the well-known King's Quest series, King's Quest V is an adventure game infamous for its numerous dead ends, long fetch quests, and overly obscure solutions. The game is highly restrictive, with minimum points necessary to beat the game being not much less than the maximum 260 points, and as such, this TAS goes for the maximum.
FractalFusion improves the predecessor movie by 02:27.94 minutes. Improvement comes from various glitches (witch genie bottle skip, and Dink tambourine anywhere), vastly improved menuing, and careful use of "storing cursor movement" for efficiency. Other improvements involve lag reduction, and RNG manipulation in the final dungeon.
Published on 4/24/2021

Labyrinth is a Famicom game based on the 1986 movie of the same name. The player must navigate a series of mazes in order to find parts of a key that will enable her to rescue her baby brother from the Goblin King.
In this run, ninespaces uses a clipping glitch to complete the game in record time.
Published on 9/27/2019
Game:
Labyrinth

Genres:
Adventure
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.3.2

Legacy of the Wizard (1987), released in Japan as "ドラゴンスレイヤーIV Dragon Slayer IV: Drasle Family", is actually a part of Dragon Slayer series. This is a nonlinear platforming adventure game, in which you gain control over one member of the Drasle family to explore the vast dungeon filled with mind bending puzzles and obscure secrets.
The goal of the game is to retrieve a powerful sword named Dragon Slayer, protected by four magical crowns, to kill an evil dragon trapped in the nearby labyrinth. Each member of the family has different abilities, and the portion of the labyrinth only he/she can go into to retrieve one of the crowns. However, this prerequisite was circumvented by the clever use of certain new glitches.
According to the author, this movie employs a completely different route, better luck manipulation and some new tricks that result in a 3:38 faster movie than the previous version.
Moral of this movie: Beware of short fat men, for they're surprisingly quick.
This movie has a full Atlas Map encode, which shows the standard encode overlaid on a zoomed out map.
Published on 9/30/2007
A/V files:
A/V file via Mirror
Emulator Version:
FCEU0.98

Linus Spacehead's Cosmic Crusade is an unlicensed Nintendo game by Codemasters, which is also available licensed on the Genesis as Cosmic Spacehead. The game features a mix of adventure and side-scrolling action.
Here is the plot, according to Wikipedia:
Linus is an alien from the planet Linoleum who crashed into the legendary planet Earth. After returning home and expecting a hero's welcome, Linus soon found his fellow Linomen were skeptical of the existence of the so-called "planet Earth" and decides to return to it, this time with a camera. However, he is flat on the planets' currency, Linobucks, and must deal across the planet to get a new cosmic car and a camera. In his adventures, Linus deals himself out of Linoleum, quashes a robot revolution in Detroitica and gets gas from an abandoned space station.
In this run, watch Bag of Magic Food breeze through this game in just under half an hour with precise playing and some glitches. For plenty of details, including transcriptions of the amusing pieces of dialogue in this game, read the author's lengthy comments.
Published on 1/11/2011

Little Nemo: The Dream Master is a Capcom platforming game from 1990. The game revolves around a young boy named Nemo, who can travel to a place known as Slumberland when he goes to sleep. Nemo can ride certain animals if he feeds them candy, each animal can give Nemo abilities that help him traverse through each level.
This new TAS is an improvement of about 00:32.91 seconds over the previous run. Read the authors' comments for more details.
Published on 5/18/2021

Majou Densetsu II may have the same (translated) name as the MSX game Knightmare II: The Maze of Galious, but it's almost a completely different game. Though the plot is the same, the maps are totally different and there are some different items and fewer dungeons.
Hisatoki runs through the Maze, utilizing damage boosts and a glitch to fall through the floor underneath a ladder to finish in less than 19 minutes.
Published on 12/7/2012

Maniac Mansion (1990) is a unique game that has weird humor and crazy music. It features cutscenes, multiple ways to win, useless items (like Chuck the Plant), and microwavable hamsters. In the storyline, Dave and two of his friends infiltrate the Edison family's mansion in order to rescue Dave's girlfriend. In order to save her, the teens must get access to the inner lab, deal with Purple Tentacle, shut down the ZOM-B-MATIC, and defeat the evil Meteor.
This movie—Arc's eighth TAS of Maniac Mansion—is about 46 seconds faster than the previous attempt.
The author's comments for the submission help to explain the multitude of tricks and glitches used.
Published on 2/18/2008
Game:
Maniac Mansion

Genres:
Adventure
Emulator Version:
FCEU 0.98.16

This is a full completion of Metroid, meaning that all items (100%) were collected.
This is a 8 minute 16 second improvement over the previous movie by Zoizite. Much of the improvement comes from using the Up+A restart sequence, though many new shortcuts and optimizations also save time.
This movie has now been console verified. Watch this run being played on a real NES console.
Published on 7/5/2009

Metroid completed using just one item: the morphing ball.
Uses a game restart sequence (Up+A on second controller) to save time in backtracking.
This is an improvement of 36.7 seconds over the previously published run, thanks to a new route and general optimization.

This movie features commentary by the author, which has been added to the encode in the form of soft subtitles. They can be seen when watching the embedded stream via Archive.org.

Watch a resync of this run being played back on a real console.
Published on 1/19/2010

Metroid completed as fast as possible without holding back, and without concern for the game's sanity.
The8bitbeast improves the previous publication by 21.94 seconds, thanks to better optimisation and new tricks. Please read the author's comments for more details.
The run uses a game restart sequence (Up+A on the second controller) to save time in backtracking.
See Metroid Tricks for more information about the door glitch as well as other tips and tricks.
Watch this run being played back on a real console.
Published on 4/2/2018

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 9/14/2008
A/V files:
A/V file via Mirror
Emulator Version:
FCEU0.98

Nightshade's story begins with the murder of Metro City's hero, Vortex, at the hands of the crime lord Sutekh. Filling the need for a new superhero is Nightshade — a guy in a trench coat! Guide Nightshade through Metro City as he builds popularity and fights rats, gentlemen, female ninjas, and most importantly museum statues.
This run by MESHUGGAH speeds through the game as fast as Nightshade is able to, ignoring lesser goals such as finding the museum items, saving a kitten, or checking out the women's dressing room. It is 00:22.31 seconds faster than the previous version by Maximus.

Watch a resync of this run being played back on a real console.
Published on 11/4/2013
Game:
Nightshade

Genres:
Adventure
Fighting
Emulator Version:
FCEUX 2.2.2

Princess Tomato in the Salad Kingdom is a menu-based game resembling Déjà Vu. In it, the main character, Sir Cucumber, sets out on a quest to save Princess Tomato from the sinister Minister Pumpkin upon the request of the late King Broccoli.
Aided by his sidekick, a baby persimmon named Percy, the author, Tool23, navigates through 9 levels to save the day in record time.
Published on 11/9/2012

Pwn Adventure Z is a Zelda-like game featuring zombies, originally created for a "capture the flag" hacking competition. As such, it contains various intentional glitches and intentionally unfixed glitches that can be exploited for a fast completion.
This movie ignores all the intended glitches in favor of using save corruption to go out of bounds and defeat a duplicate copy of the final boss, thus skipping basically all the intended and intentionally-glitched gameplay of the game.
You can watch this run being played back on a real console.
Published on 2/9/2016

This movie completes the PAL version of Rygar with only one item, the grappling hook. It also uses a warp glitch to skip forward in the game as well as many smaller tricks.
This is an improvement of 65.58 seconds to the previous movie by Walker Boh – this time played by Lord Tom.
Although the route in this movie is almost exactly the same, time was saved mostly by accumulating the tone points (for Rygar's strength) a lot faster. There were other improvements as well. We recommend reading the author's comments for more details.

Note: If you are watching the FCM, don't forget to enable PAL emulation in FCEU! It's under the Config menu.
Published on 4/5/2008

This movie is different from the other Rygar movie in that it plays all levels and doesn't use any glitch to warp from a boss battle to another.
Aside from that limitation, this movie makes full use of all the bugs and glitches in the game which can be used to speed up the run. If you are wondering what really is going on in this movie, see the Rygar Tricks page for some info about the tricks used.
This is a 4 minutes and 43.38 seconds improvement to the previous movie.
Note: If you are watching the FCM, don't forget to enable PAL emulation in FCEU! It's under the Config menu.
Published on 5/17/2008

Rygar is an action game involving a hero with a shield as a weapon. Normally, the hero must obtain items, such as a grappling hook, to be able to explore the world of Garloz, and he must also defeat five bosses to gain access to the final area. However, these requirements can be circumvented with glitches. Indeed, this run kills no bosses except the final boss and does very little leveling.
In contrast to the any% run and the warpless run, which use the European version of Rygar, this movie uses the American version. The two ROM versions have some different glitches. For more details about the ROM choice, as well as some background explaining what in the world is going on here, see the movie comments as well as our Rygar tricks page.

Watch this run being played back on a real console.
Published on 7/28/2010

Published on 3/27/2021
Game:
Saiyuuki World

Genres:
Adventure
Emulator Version:
FCEUX 2.2.3

Shadowgate is a storybook game in which you wake up in front of a big castle and must make your way through it solving a variety of puzzles.
This run created by DrD2k9, Zekna & Randil is an improvement of 23 frames over the previous run of the game.
Published on 3/31/2019

Solstice: The Quest for the Staff of Demnos (1990) follows a wizard called Shadax on his quest to retrieve the eponymous staff in order to save a princess from being unjustly incarcerated. The game is essentially a huge isometric labyrinth filled with devious traps and oddball creatures to ensure especially frustrating peril in the absence of any kind of map to help the player. (Well, at least it was like that before the Internet era, but make no mistake: the game isn't by any means easy nowadays, either.) One of the most memorable aspects of the game is its jazzy musical theme filled with deep bass notes uncommon for the NES.
This movie is 00:01.18 seconds faster than its predecessor, thanks to better optimization and some new strategies.
We also have a 100% Solstice run.

Watch a resync of this run being played back on a real console.
Published on 2/4/2013

Solstice: The Quest for the Staff of Demnos (1990) follows a wizard called Shadax on his quest to retrieve the eponymous staff in order to save a princess from being unjustly incarcerated. The game is essentially a huge isometric labyrinth filled with devious traps and oddball creatures to ensure especially frustrating peril in the absence of any kind of map to help the player. (Well, at least it was like that before the Internet era, but make no mistake: the game isn't by any means easy nowadays, either.) One of the most memorable aspects of the game is its jazzy musical theme filled with deep bass notes uncommon for the NES.
This is a 100% completion run of Solstice. Getting 100% means visiting every room and picking up all of the items. We also have an any% Solstice run.

Watch a resync of this run being played back on a real console.
Published on 5/29/2013

Spiritual Warfare (1992) is an unlicensed NES game created by Wisdom Tree. The company specializes in the niche market of Christian-themed video games. The gameplay in Spiritual Warfare is very similar to The Legend of Zelda (1986). The game's story is taken directly from the Bible (Ephesians 6:12-18):
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13 Therefore, take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day and, having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girded about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness,
15 and your feet shod with the preparation of the Gospel of peace.
16 Above all, take the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God,
18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.
The Christian concept of spiritual warfare is a metaphor for fully accepting whatever Christ teaches. The ongoing spiritual war against Satan requires the whole armor of God, meaning that a faithful Christian should always obey the Lord's authority in order to defeat evil.
The author of the TAS utterly ignores the philosophy of obtaining the whole armor of God in order to defeat Satan. The power of prayer, rather than the Helmet of Salvation, is enough to protect the hero's physical body from dynamite explosions.
Published on 12/7/2012

This is a long RPG-like adventure game with lots of witty dialog and the hero equipped with a yoyo.
This is a ~4 minute improvement to the previous movie by Sami O..
A major part of this shortening comes from a glitch that skips the last chapter of the game, ignoring certain plot details. If you want to see the actual ending, watch the previous movie.
Published on 12/23/2007

Created by a Japanese comedian who hated video games, this game was meant to be near impossible to complete. Rumor has it that at one point the player must leave the controller untouched for 1 hour and fight a "final boss" with over 1 million hit-points. Although this isn't true, the game makes no sense, which is why it is so hard to beat.
In this run, illayaya completes the game without using the "scrolling glitch", the only major timesaver in the game. We also have a run demonstrating that glitch.
Published on 4/13/2013

Created by a Japanese comedian who hated video games, this game was meant to be near impossible to complete. Rumor has it that at one point the player must leave the controller untouched for 1 hour and fight a "final boss" with over a million hit-points. Although this isn't true, the game makes no sense, which is why it is so hard to beat.
The authors, illayaya and EZGames69, instead complete the game in a mere 4 minutes by simply walking off the edge of existence and magically ending at the final treasure room.
This movie is 2 frames faster than the previous record.
If you want to see more of the game, we also have a run that forgoes the warp glitch.
Watch this movie being played back on a real console.
Published on 10/15/2018

The Battle of Olympus (オリュンポスの戦い) is set in ancient Greece. A mortal man named Orpheus receives help from the gods and nymphs in his quest to save his lover Helene from Hades. People often compare this game with Zelda 2 because of its similar gameplay.
This is an improvement of 6.06 seconds over the previous movie, mainly thanks to the jump-turn technique and better olive farming. Please read the authors' comments for more details.
Published on 2/14/2017

The Immortal is an isometric adventure game originally created for the Apple IIGS, which was ported to the Amiga, Atari ST, MS-DOS based PCs, NES, and Genesis. The main plot revolves around a wizard attempting to find his mentor in a large and dangerous labyrinth.
DrD2k9 crawls his way through the labyrinth and completes the game as fast as possible. This movie is a 00:53.83 second improvement over DrD2k9's previous work.
This movie has a full Atlas Map encode, which shows the standard encode overlaid on a zoomed out map.
Published on 3/21/2019
Game:
The Immortal

Genres:
Action
Adventure
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.3.1

Based on the famous animated movie, Walt Disney's The Jungle Book is a platform game where you control Mowgli, the boy who was raised by wild animals deep in the jungle, as he journeys to the human village to find safety from the tiger Shere Khan.
The author, X2poet, uses precise jumping and swinging to finish this game in just over 20 minutes.
There are also runs of the Genesis version and the SNES version.
Published on 11/13/2012
Emulator Version:
FCEU0.98

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.
This movie is 4 minutes and 13.6 seconds faster than the previous movie by Sleepz. The authors provide detailed explanations of the time savings in their submission text.
You can watch this run played back on a real NES console.
Published on 10/16/2008

The Legend of Zelda (ゼルダの伝説) is an adventure game that needs no introduction to most NES players.
This time, Link is not just satisfied with collecting the Triforce and saving the princess; he feels like getting through Hyrule with a lot of shiny artifacts and weapons, even if he never uses them after getting them. In this run, the player collects the best version of every object and status upgrade, including all the heart containers, every inventory item, the best sword, and both bomb upgrades. Link even buys the Bait an extra time more than required, so that the bait remains in his inventory at the end of the game. For more details about what constitutes a 100% run, see the submission comments.
We also have other runs for The Legend of Zelda: an any% run through the first quest, a 'swordless' first-quest run, and an any% run through the second quest.
Published on 1/5/2014

The Legend of Zelda (ゼルダの伝説) is an adventure game that needs no introduction to most NES players. It is a large game that normally takes days to beat, but at TASVideos, we often reduce games to the minimum time necessary in order to complete them. It's a secret to everybody.
This is the seventh iteration of this TAS, 20.6 seconds faster than the previous run. The improvements are largely due to better luck manipulation and some major route changes that lead to Link staying away from gambling. For more details, read the submission comments or the author's subtitles on the encodes.

The encodes feature commentary by the author as soft subtitles.
This run was console verified using micro500's TASLink replay device (with 1 frame per latch poll).
Published on 10/9/2016

Of all the challenging ways to play Legend of Zelda that people have attempted on a NES console, one of the most famous is the "swordless" challenge. In this challenge, the player must beat all of the game, up until the final boss Ganon, without using a sword. It is not possible to damage Ganon without a sword however, so many swordless runs reach Ganon's room to die there.
In order to actually complete the game, Lord Tom does pick up a sword and kills Ganon. However, the sword is only obtained shortly before attempting the final level, and even then, the sword is not used until absolutely necessary. In the meantime, sit back and watch a run which relies heavily on luck manipulation and effective bomb usage to beat the game very quickly. For more details, see the author's comments.
This is a 34-second improvement over the previous movie by Baxter.
View this movie played back on a real NES right here.

The official encodes feature commentary by the author as soft subtitles.
Published on 12/24/2016

In this The Legend of Zelda hack, Link must save Hyrule (again), reclaiming the Triforce of Power from Thunderbird. Baxter does it masterfully, exploiting glitches from the original game to get the job done quickly. This movie completes both quests.

If you'd like to see a movie of the original unhacked The Legend of Zelda, we have that too, as well as a movie of the second quest and swordless challenge.
You can also watch this run being played back on a real console.
Published on 7/4/2009

The Legend of Zelda: Triforce of the Gods (Mandarin: 塞尔达传说-三神之力) is an NES demake of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past by bootleg game developer Mars Production. The gameplay and layout of the game is very similar to A Link to the Past, albeit constrained by the hardware it was developed for: some dungeons from the original game are entirely absent, the graphics are simplified, and the music consists of original tracks that include some Chinese folk songs and classical music. Another interesting difference in this demake is that Link collects coins instead of rupees.
crazyjesse completes the game in record time by exploiting a few glitches related to the Pegasus Boots to make Link move really, really fast, all the time. The author even manipulates which music tracks play throughout the run so that the least laggy music is selected.
A note about the Moldorm fight in this movie: the game crashes on a real console whenever Moldorm is hit by anything other than a dash attack, but curiously this does not happen when emulated. In the interest of console accuracy for the movie, the author chooses to complete the fight as it would need to be if it were being played on a console, rather than a possibly more optimal but emulator-only method.

Live commentary for this run can be viewed on Twitch.
Published on 1/15/2021

The Magic of Scheherazade is an action role-playing video game for the Family Computer and Nintendo Entertainment System, released by Culture Brain in 1987 in Japan and 1989 in North America. The story involves the player character, who suffers from amnesia, traveling through time in an attempt to rescue Princess Scheherazade from the evil wizard Sabaron, who has summoned the demon Goragora to do his bidding.
rBarbaloot improves the predecessor movie by 02:05.56 minutes.
Published on 3/31/2020

The Wing of Madoola (マドゥーラの翼, Madoola no Tsubasa) is a fast-paced platform-adventure game by Sunsoft. Players take control of Lucia throughout 16 side-scrolling stages. Her goal in each stage is to locate and beat a boss enemy and collect the crystal ball in its possession. The crystal ball is needed to unlock the exit of each stage.
Arc goes through the 16 stages in record time.
Published on 7/21/2020
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.4.2

Ufouria is a game that was strangely never released in the United States, even though it was released in Europe in addition to Japan (where it's known as Hebereke).
The game itself is a Metroid-style adventure: it takes place in a world that can be freely explored and several items need to be found and bosses defeated in order to gain access to some areas that initially seem inaccessible.
aiqiyou improves the previous TAS by 10.62 seconds, thanks to a new wall jumping trick as well as better optimisation. Please read the author's comments for more details.
Published on 6/6/2020

Valkyrie no Bouken: Toki no Kagi Densetsu is an action-adventure game. Similar to its many contemporaries, the player roams top-down wilderness areas, fighting enemies and collecting gold and experience points, which will eventually cause the heroine to level up and become stronger. Unique to this game is the star sign system, where the player's initial choice of star sign and blood group for the heroine may affect the changes in her statistics when she levels up.
Takanawa chooses Aries as zodiac sign and AB as blood type for his character, the former allowing him to start with 64 HP and the latter for increasing his HP or MP at random. He gets all the items necessary and beats the game in 6 minutes and 12.35 seconds.
Published on 10/20/2015

Who Framed Roger Rabbit is an action-adventure video game created for the NES by Rare in 1989. The game loosely follows the movie as the player wanders around Hollywood collecting items and figuring out Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
Arc improves the previous TAS by 1 minute and 20.17 seconds, thanks to tremendous luck manipulation to spawn the right items at the right place as early as possible, as well as better optimisation. Please read the author's comments for more details.
Published on 1/25/2020

Wizards & Warriors is a famous platform game with quirky physics where a mere bird can make a heavy iron-clad knight bounce several feet into the air.
This is a full completion of the game. We also have a run that beats the game as fast as possible using the "reuse levels" glitch.
This TAS is around 92 seconds faster than the previous version by Walker Boh due to better luck manipulation and new minor glitches.
This movie has an Atlas Map encode of the Castle Exterior stage, which shows the standard encode overlaid on a zoomed out map.

Watch this run being played back on a real console.
Published on 7/29/2007

In this game, you're an armor-clad knight with a big sword. You collect gems to bribe a red knight, kill evil beasts and rescue several "distressed damsels".
This movie, an improvement of 76 seconds over the previous, takes advantage of a glitch that allows you to re-enter the first map and substitute the last few levels with the first levels. There is also a slightly longer movie that does not use this trick.

Do you want to see more adventures of the iron-clad hero of this game, Kuros?
Read the Knights of the Old Coding online comic. It's hilarious.

Watch this run being played back on a real console.
Published on 9/10/2007

Literally translated, the name of this game means "demon travel journal".
It tells a story about a boy, Tarosuke, who seeks to meet Buddha, who will decide about Tarosuke's next life.
In order to meet Buddha, Tarosuke has to do lots of good deeds which earn him "piousness".
This movie is ~80 seconds faster than the previous movie by Morimoto, which was the oldest non-obsoleted movie on this site at the time, being almost 4 years old.

Because there is a lot of interesting dialog in this movie, but all in Japanese, the YouTube and downloadable encodes have English subtitles for all in-game dialog text, as well as some explanations. It should help understanding the game events as well as enjoying its weird sense of fun.
Published on 6/19/2007
A/V files:
A/V file via Mirror
Emulator Version:
FCEU0.98

Here is a warpless run of Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (1988), which introduced RPG elements and a side-scrolling view instead the traditional Zelda overhead view. An evil magician has cast a sleep spell on Princess Zelda. Link must place 6 crystals in palaces throughout Hyrule in order to release the binding force that protects the Triforce of Courage hidden in the Great Palace.
This movie is an improvement of 00:09.32 seconds compared to the previous run. Most of the new time saved is from getting almost impossible fairy spawns at overworld traps. Please read the authors' comments for details.
This movie avoids using the extremely gamebreaking hyperspeed and scroll-lock glitches seen in the warp glitch branch. This movie also avoids all of the minorly gamebreaking wrong warps in order to significantly increase the technical skill required to create the movie; we also have a movie which does use these "glitched warps," which allows a rather different route through the game.
This movie was a part of a two-hour Zelda II TAS showcase with audio commentary by Arc, Inzult, Jackimus, Mithical9, and Feasel.

You can watch the complete run being played back on a console.
Published on 11/8/2016

Zelda II: The Adventure of Link is quite different from most of the early games in the Legend of Zelda series. It combines an overworld view with side-scrolling platform stages. In addition, the character can gain experience and levels, visit towns, and earn spells and items which are needed to proceed.
However, the game also has a large glitch which produces massive speed when both Left and Right are pressed at the same time; due to the use of this and other glitches, most of this run features Link racing across Hyrule so fast that the screen can't keep up, and inexplicably warping between places that shouldn't be connected. Only a few items and one spell are collected, and the only enemy ever fought is the final boss. Luckily, he takes the same amount of damage no matter what level attack you have.
In this run, EZGames69 improves on the previous efforts by 0.03 seconds (2 frames), thanks to an earlier first hit in fight against Dark Link.
We also have a run that completes the six palaces without using the Left + Right glitch to turn the game into a barely comprehensible mess (but does allow the use of glitched warps) and another run that disallows both the Left + Right glitch and the use of glitched warps.

You can watch the complete run being played back on a console.
Published on 7/17/2020

Zelda II: The Adventure of Link is quite different from most of the early games in the Legend of Zelda series. It combines an overworld view with side-scrolling platform stages. In addition, the character can gain experience and levels, visit towns, and earn spells and items which are needed to proceed.
Arc and Inzult improve the previous movie by 3 minutes and 39.71 seconds, thanks to a newly discovered glitch. Read the authors' comments for details. For a "warpless" run, see [3254]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link "warpless" by Arc, FatRatKnight, Inzult, Rising Tempest in 45:26.04. For a run that abuses the warp glitch, see [4234]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link "warp glitch" by TASeditor, Arc, Inzult, EZGames69 in 05:31.89.

You can watch the complete run being played back on a console.
Published on 12/29/2020

Zelda II: The Adventure of Link is quite different from most of the early games in the Legend of Zelda series. It combines an overworld view with side-scrolling platform stages. In addition, the character can gain experience and levels, visit towns, and earn spells and items which are needed to proceed.
Instead of aiming purely for speed, Arc and Inzult take a more comfortable journey through Hyrule in this movie, collecting every item, visiting every palace, and more along the way. Don't confuse "comfortable" with "slow" however, as the authors' extensive understanding of the game (seriously, check out the submission notes!) helps Link finish his quest at top speed.
If you'd like to watch a movie focusing entirely on speed, check out the authors' any% run: [4367]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link by Arc, Inzult in 34:58.74

You can watch the complete run being played back on a console.
Published on 4/2/2021

The StarTropics series, generally considered cult classics by many gamers, are NES action-RPGs that follow our hero Mike. In this installment of the franchise, he recieves a telepathic message from a princess he rescued in the previous game how to solve a cipher that him and his uncle found. However, as he reads it aloud, he is transported into the Stone Age.
As he saves some children from a flesh eating boar, he discovers a Tetrad piece and decides to collect them all. However, while in England, he notices Zoda, a villain again from the predecessor, trying to steal one. As Mike defeats Zoda, the villain reveals himself as Zoda-X. So Mike must travel through time to retrieve the rest of the tetrads and defeat Zoda-Y and Zoda-Z.
FerretWarlord helps Mike destroy the enemies with tool-assisted precision and finishing the game in less than an hour. If you're looking for action with Sherlock Holmes and in Transylvania, look no further than this.

This movie improves the precedent movie by 06:17.96 minutes using new shortcuts, better combat strategies and weapon choices, new bugs and greater precision.
Published on 4/24/2018

Keith Courage in Alpha Zones stars a hero who suspiciously looks like Gunstar Red. He is a part of the alliance N.I.C.E. (Nations of International Citizens for Earth), whose current 'mission' is to defeat B.A.D. (Beastly Alien Dudes) and bring peace to the world.
This TAS features speedy completion by using the inept enemies as boosts to speed through the underworld levels. Only 2 of the weapon upgrades are ever collected and all of the story is completely skipped.
There are also 2 cases of using an instant kill level hazard as a shortcut.
This game should probably have a seizure warning of some sort.
Published on 6/22/2009

Blood Omen is the first game in the Legacy of Kain series, developed by Silicon Knights and published by Crystal Dynamics in 1996. It follows the vampire Kain as he seeks revenge on those who ended his human life.
In this TAS, lapogne36 abuses Kain's full moon wolf form, a wrong warp, and other glitches to beat the game in record time.
We also have a run of the game's sequel, Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver.
Published on 4/18/2021

Castlevania Chronicles is a PSX remake of the Japan-only X68000 game Akumajō Dracula (悪魔城ドラキュラ), which is a remake of the first Castlevania. In this game, Simon Belmont is out to defeat the evil Count Dracula.
While this movie by strizer86, done on Original Mode, appears to be slower than the previous movie, it is in fact faster by about 35 seconds if emulation and mode differences (mainly timer countdown) are not accounted for, thanks to the damage boosts that are possible on Original Mode. Please read the author's comments for more details.
An encode with commentary by the author is available right here.
Published on 2/18/2021

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.
ForgoneMoose manages to improve the previous run by 00:21.55 seconds due to better luck manipulation and movement technique.
A run that beats the game even faster through save data corruption is available here, and a 100% run covering the whole castle can be found 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.

Note: Due to an emulation error, the audio in the ending FMV sequence doesn't play.
Published on 2/25/2014

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.
ForgoneMoose and sockfolder, by corrupting the save data, manage to corrupt the memory and go straight to the ending, totally skipping Richter and the whole second castle.
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. A run with clear save without memory corruption is also available here.

Note: Due to an emulation error, the audio in the ending FMV sequence doesn't play.
Published on 3/9/2014

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is the first installment of the Castlevania series on PSX, and was also the very first PSX game to have a published TAS.
Follow Richter (playable after you beat the game once) as he glitches and speeds through the castle on a quest to defeat Dracula. If you like fast sliding, dashing, uppercutting, and using precipitation to defeat bosses, you'll love this run.
This is an improvement of 00:01.88 over the previous run. You can read the author's comments for more information.
TASVideos also has several runs using Alucard, including a Replay run, a run that aims for fastest time on a clean save, and a run that kills every boss and obtains all relics. We also have a run from the Saturn version using Maria.

Note: Due to an emulation error, the audio in the ending FMV sequence doesn't play.
Published on 4/21/2014

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.
This run beats the game at level 1 with 0 experience, and the only official (recorded in the bestiary) kill being Dracula. A few other enemies are killed using a glitch to avoid the kill being recorded or experience being awarded.

Note: Due to an emulation error, the audio in the ending FMV sequence doesn't play.
Published on 8/4/2014

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.
Not satisfied with just going on a death spree to Dracula, Alucard decides to steal every single one of his father's heirlooms, while also killing his prized collection of monsters. Luckily he has the handy ability of phasing through walls whenever he needs to.
A run that beats the game through save data corruption is available here, along with one that avoids data corruption. 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. We also have a run of the Saturn version using Maria. We even have a run where Alucard avoids killing everything except Dracula.
Due to the lengthy amount of time needed to obtain the best ending in the previous run, this run was deemed significantly more entertaining, and thus obsoletes it.

Note: Due to an emulation error, the audio in the ending FMV sequence doesn't play.

Author's commentary during the run's video can be watched on YouTube
Published on 8/10/2014

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is the first installment of the Castlevania series on PSX. Follow Dracula's son Alucard as he glitches through the castle on a quest to end his father's life.
This run is played on a Replay save file (not newgame+ because neither experience nor items are carried over) using the Luck Mode command. Using Replay allows the player to skip most cutscenes and alters what the librarian can sell. Using Luck Mode lowers the player's base strength which, among other changes, ironically makes the run faster by enabling a route filled with kicking enemies that wouldn't be possible otherwise.
A run that beats the game through save data corruption is 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 that beats every boss, see this run. We also have a run of the Saturn version using Maria. We even have a run where Alucard avoids killing everything except Dracula.

Note: Due to an emulation error, the audio in the ending FMV sequence doesn't play.
Published on 8/20/2014

Digimon World is a title developed by Bandai which focuses on the protagonist being brought to the Digital World to find out why the titular creatures have lost their memories.
Published on 5/10/2021

Coming off the success of Resident Evil, Capcom set its sights on its second important survival horror title Dino Crisis.
The Secret Operation Raid Team (S.O.R.T.) are assigned to acquire Dr. Edward Kirk and take him into custody from Ibis Island. Watch as weapons specialist Regina blazes through a series of dinosaurs returned to life!
Note: Using IGT timing, this run clocks in at 1:12:40.
Published on 2/10/2021

In Discworld II, the player controls Rincewind the "wizzard", who has been burdened with the task of coercing Death out of his impromptu retirement and back into his regular duties. The game borrows from a number of Discworld books, but the plot is essentially a mesh of Reaper Man and Moving Pictures.
Flip plays through the PS1 port of the game in record time.

There is also an alternate YouTube stream which removes the load screens by the author.
Published on 4/15/2018
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.2.1

Disney's 102 Dalmatians: Puppies To The Rescue is a video game loosely based on the live action movie 102 Dalmatians. It follows the perspective of Domino and Oddball, who find out their family has been captured whilst they were out in the park. It is up to them to rescue them and defeat Cruella de Vil.
Avouca and Custom defeat Cruella in record time.
Published on 8/8/2019

Grand Theft Auto 2 is the second game of the famous Grand Theft Auto series by DMA Design (later known as Rockstar North).
The story follows Claude Speed, a criminal worker who moved to Anywhere City to work for gang bosses to earn money and wreck havoc in all three districts in the city.
Watch as Noxxa avoids all the missions and quickly moves into each district by abusing glitches with bonuses to make money fast. He also fulfills everyone's dream to complete the game just by basically messing around. For more information, see the author's comments.

Encoder's Note: Every second encode link leads to an omitted version removing all game loads.
Published on 4/27/2019

Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone (Or Sorcerer's Stone, if you're in the US) is the first piece of the Harry Potter series, and this movie tie-in game loosely follows the story of the book and movie, surprisingly becoming one of the best-selling PS1 games in the process.
Unlike the movie or books, though, Harry Potter also has the additional magic powers of walking through walls and blatantly ignoring people, as well as skipping half of his own game in order to finish the game in a magical 1:13:57.
Published on 6/11/2017

Heart of Darkness is a 1998 cinematic action-adventure platformer developed by Amazing Studio and supervised by Eric Chahi, better known as the creator of Another World (AKA: Out of This World).
The game follows Andy as he is traveling through another world called the Darkland to rescue his dog, Whisky. Players progress through the game's linear storyline by navigating various environments and solving puzzles, all whilst attempting to keep Andy from being killed by evil shadows, hungry wildlife, and perilous obstacles.
Along with basic movement, such as running, jumping, and climbing, certain sections of the game give Andy additional abilities. The plasma cannon allows Andy to shoot lightning at shadows in order to disintegrate them. The Special Powers, which can be used offensively against enemies, can also be used to grow and destroy trees born from seeds.
Veteran TASer lapogne36 runs through this difficult game, often with many close brushes with deadly enemies, in order to beat it in just over 25 minutes.
Published on 3/5/2020
Emulator Version:
BizHawk-2.3.2

Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver is an action-adventure game developed by Crystal Dynamics and published by Eidos Interactive for the PlayStation and PC in 1999. It is the sequel to Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain, taking place 1500 years after the events of the first game. You control Raziel, a vampire who has been turned into a wraith, revived by The Elder God in order to exact revenge against Kain, the person who killed him.
In this run, mamuuuut & lapogne36 make quick work of this game by abusing multiple glitches to skip the majority of the game, making it look silly in the process.
Published on 11/19/2017

Mega Man returns in this, his second 3D outing. The Blue bomber and his teammate, Roll, must journey to a distant island to recover The Mother Lode, an item that no-one really understands, but that they all believe may hold the key to make their dreams come true, and so everyone is after it.
Unlike past Mega Man titles, Legends 2 also adds RPG elements into the mix, allowing players to talk to villagers and the like. Some may help in finding items, others aid the player with important information about The Mother Lode, and other areas on the island.
Published on 12/26/2016

Resident Evil is the original survival horror game by Capcom, and the beginning of a big franchise.
The Raccoon Police Department's Special Tactics And Rescue Service (S.T.A.R.S.) are assigned to investigate a series of bizarre murders in Raccoon City. Watch the Alpha team's Jill Valentine as she blazes through a series of zombies while killing only one of them!
Note: There are cutscene-less encodes in the discussion thread.
Published on 9/8/2011

The very first game of the action-adventure franchise, featuring Lara Croft as she sets out on an expedition to recover a mysterious artifact called the Scion.
This run by Troye is an improvement of 04:40.30 minutes over the previous run. Time savings come from new glitches and tricks, route changes, and general optimization. See the author's comments for more information.
Published on 6/17/2020

The very first game of the action-adventure franchise, featuring Lara Croft as she sets out on an expedition to recover a mysterious artifact called the Scion.
Watch as Troye decides to explore every nook and cranny of these tombs and walk out discovering every secret.
Published on 5/28/2021

Tomb Raider Chronicles is the fifth game in the Tomb Raider franchise, and was released in 2000. The game takes place in the memories of three of Lara Croft's best friends, since she is presumed dead after the events of Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation.
In this movie, Troye improves the predecessor movie from Wyster by 07:31.40 minutes. Most of the improvement comes from the discovery of new tricks, namely the Keyhole Glitch and Flare Jumps.
Published on 8/16/2018

In Tomb Raider II: Starring Lara Croft we follow Lara Croft on her second journey to collect the mythical Dagger of Xian artifact near The Great Wall of China.
Join Troye as they jumps, shoots, flips, solves puzzles but forgoes any time saving glitches within their journey.
Published on 5/31/2019

In Tomb Raider II: Starring Lara Croft we follow Lara Croft on her second journey to collect the mythical Dagger of Xian artifact near The Great Wall of China.
This time, exploiting glitches including the PAL-exclusive flare wall bug, Troye completes the game in record time. Please read the author's comments for more details.
Published on 7/2/2020

In Tomb Raider III: Adventures of Lara Croft, Lara Croft is on a journey to gather the four pieces of meteorite located across the world. To find these pieces, Lara must explore varied settings ranging from enigmatic ruins to Antarctica. There is a heavy emphasis on puzzle solving, leading the game to more closely resemble the original Tomb Raider than the more action oriented Tomb Raider II. New to this game is a sprint ability and a stamina meter that allows Lara to run faster and perform new moves.
Join Troye as they jumps, shoots, flips and solves the puzzles that await them in their journey.
The final in-game time screen is bugged and fails to take into account the London level. 50:08 is the proper ingame time when calculated manually.

The second YouTube link provided is a brightened encode for those having difficulty in seeing where Lara is located on her journey.
Published on 8/28/2018

The Last Revelation is the fourth game in the original Tomb Raider series. Lara Croft is back with new moves and a more expansive plot than in previous games.
This time around, Lara accidentally releases the dark god Seth into the modern world, and has to fix her mistake by defeating his minions and sealing him away once again. One of the minions is none other than her old mentor, Von Croy, who becomes possessed by Seth.
Here, Troye employs many movement glitches to beat the game in a record time of just over an hour.
Published on 4/2/2020

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night for the Sega Saturn is a port of the popular PSX game of the same name. This version features the console-exclusive character Maria, who easily blazes through the castle, proving that she's not just another damsel in distress. EZGames69 uses a combination of magic powers, kicks, glitches and luck manipulation to free the world, yet again, from Dracula's minions.
EZGames69 improves his previous movie by 62 frames if emulation differences are not accounted for, thanks to better luck manipulation on the Griffin fight and better optimisation.
For more glitching and monster killing, we also have Alucard's and Richter's movies, both done on the PlayStation version.
Published on 11/14/2021

NiGHTS into Dreams... developed by Sonic Team was the first game to be produced by the team which did not feature Sonic.
The story follows the characters Claris and Elliot who have dreamt their way into the world of Nightopia where all dreams are gathered. The evil force of Wizeman is gathering power from these dreams to take control of the world.
Watch as Nye traverses through all levels as NiGHTS to prevent the spread of nightmares and to restore peace to Nightopia in record time.

Every second pair of links/torrents provides an Anamorphic Widescreen encode, which stretches out the picture for a 16:9 display in which some Sega Saturn games, including this one, supported.
Published on 10/29/2018

Mole Mania, known as Moguranya (モグラ~ニャ) in Japan, is an action puzzle game. The main character is a mole named Muddy Mole, whose wife and children have been kidnapped by the farmer, Jinbe. Muddy has to go to Jinbe Land and save his family. In the game, the player will solve puzzles by moving a black ball to a gate. However, there are many obstacles and enemies in the way. Therefore the player will dig into ground to find ways around them.
This run aims to beat all levels as fast as possible without using surrender. To accomplish this, the author, Ryuto, uses a warp glitch to skip many rooms. As always, please see the author's notes for more details.
There is also a run by the same author that skips several levels.
Published on 4/17/2011

Mole Mania, known as Moguranya (モグラ~ニャ) in Japan, is an action puzzle game. The main character is a mole named Muddy Mole, whose wife and children have been kidnapped by the farmer, Jinbe. Muddy has to go to Jinbe Land and save his family. In the game, the player will solve puzzles by moving a black ball to a gate. However, there are many obstacles and enemies in the way. Therefore the player will dig into ground to find ways around them.
The player skips 6 levels out of 8 using a glitch, causing the time records to be nullified from the second stage to the seventh stage. The previous run used a reset glitch to perform this skip. This time, a different warp glitch was used, which is where most of the 02:45.93 improvement comes from.
Published on 5/4/2011

Alex Kidd: High-Tech World is a side-scrolling video game with platforming and adventure elements, released by Sega in 1989 for the Master System, that is part of the Alex Kidd series. It is a modified version of the 1987 Japanese Master System game Anmitsu Hime, which was based on a manga series of the same name.
Published on 3/3/2020
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.3.3

ALF is a game based on the TV show, where the titular character is seeking parts for his spaceship so he can meet his friends.
nitrogenesis improves the previous TAS by 31.58 seconds, thanks to a more optimised route. However, poor Alf still dies a lot in order to warp around. Please read the author's comments for more details.
Published on 6/13/2020
Game:
ALF

Genres:
Adventure
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.4.2

Golden Axe Warrior is a spinoff of the Golden Axe series that more resembles The Legend of Zelda than it resembles other Golden Axe games. While the game takes many ideas from Zelda 1, it improves upon its inspiration in a number of different ways.
The game is beaten in under 31 minutes by zoboner using luck manipulation, glitched key drops, and other optimizations.
Published on 5/1/2017

King's Quest is a popular adventure franchise for the PC by Sierra that focuses on exploration and puzzle solving. This movie features one of the few console ports of any Sierra adventure game. Notably, it features improved graphics and sound as compared to the original, which is usually not the case for these ports.
Usually this game would take many hours of wandering, collecting objects and solving problems. The authors however are able to focus on key events and manage to beat the game in less time than Super Mario Bros...
This run is a 00:02.12 second improvement over the predecessor movie, if you count the actual gameplay. The real time is longer, because the BIOS screen is included this time, and the movie length is bigger, because the authors decided to advance the ending to the real final screen, which required further input.
Published on 12/23/2017
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.2.1

Lord of the Sword (ロード オブ ソード) is a side-scrolling action-adventure game for the Sega Master System. As the knight Landau, you use your trusty sword and bow to slay evil and prove your worth as an aspirant king of Baljinya.
Here, Isotarge extensively uses an enemy boosting bug, along with glitchy pause and demo screen warps to beat the game at max speed.
This run improves Isotarge's previous effort by 00:32.61 seconds with new tricks and skips and better luck manipulation.
Published on 1/20/2018

Clock Tower is a survival horror point-and-click game in which Jennifer Simpson attempts to uncover the secrets of the Barrows mansion where she and her fellow orphans have been trapped. Jennifer must avoid traps, monsters, and a scissor-wielding psychopath as she explores the strange mansion.
But in this movie, Jennifer decides to leave her friends and escape alone by busting through the mansion's walls in a car. This 00:03.03 second improvement to the previous movie uses a menu glitch to reduce screen scroll lag. Skipping the Anne pool cutscene and escaping in the car also glitches the ending sequence, causing the credits to display instead of the Ending H cutscene.
We also have a run that gets the best ending.
Published on 8/29/2017
Game:
Clock Tower

Genres:
Adventure
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.1.1

Clock Tower is a survival horror point-and-click game in which Jennifer Simpson attempts to uncover the secrets of the Barrows mansion where she and her fellow orphans have been trapped. Jennifer must avoid traps, monsters, and a scissor-wielding psychopath as she explores the strange mansion.
This movie takes advantage of several small tricks and glitches to achieve the best ending, Ending S, in under 12 minutes. Among them are an inventory glitch, which allows skipping through dialogue, and a select glitch, which allows Jennifer to run through the psychopath by clicking an object on the screen. Several new glitches this time around also contribute to a 00:33.05 second improvement over ruadath's previous run.
We also have a run that beats the game as fast as possible.
Published on 9/26/2017
Game:
Clock Tower

Genres:
Adventure
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.1.1

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

The author, Tompa, also provided audio commentary of his TAS along with Pichi, which is available right here.
Published on 6/6/2017

Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong are on a quest to retrieve the former's banana horde from the Kremlings. But with less hurry than usual.
In this run, Tompa completes the game while avoiding the Y button that allows characters to run and to roll. Game mechanics such as grabbing a rope and getting shot out of a barrel are used to boost character speeds. See the author's comments for details.

Note: 5 presses of the Y button are required in one boss fight in order to pick up and throw barrels.
Published on 5/8/2019

Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong are on a quest to retrieve the former's banana horde from the Kremlings. They are doing it as quickly as possible, without bothering to enter all the bonus rooms.
This run is 00:25.39 seconds faster than the previous submission, mostly due to new routes using glitches in the levels Jungle Hijinx and Platform Perils. To understand what is going on in more detail, we suggest reading the submission notes.
If you desire more rolling primates, we recommend watching the 101% completion movie. We also have a walkathon that completes the game at a more leisurely pace.
Published on 3/3/2020

Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong are on a quest to retrieve the former's banana horde from the Kremlings. They are doing it as quickly as possible, without bothering to enter all the bonus rooms.
Except this time, they've found a way to get the banana horde back without leaving the comfort of their own home. By using an ACE setup to inject code that triggers the ending cut-scene with Cranky Kong, they get the horde back in just over a minute. Please read the author's comments for more details.
Published on 5/24/2021

Donkey and Diddy Kong appear to have been kidnapped, so now it's up to that daring damsel of adventure, Dixie Kong, to find the missing monkeys. But this is no solo expedition; her cousin, the titanic toddler Kiddy Kong, is here to help her kick some Kremlin butts.
This is the first entry of the 105% category of this game. By using a password to remove the 'DK' barrels, the game officially enters hard mode, and the maximum percent completion is obtained. For more Kong action, you can also view the pure speedrun that doesn't collect all items.
Published on 12/21/2010

Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! is an adventure platform video game developed by Rare and published by Nintendo for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. It is the third installment of the Donkey Kong Country series and serves as a direct sequel to Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest.
In this movie, Doomsday31415 improves the previous record set by Dooty by 02:02.50 minutes thanks to new tricks and better optimization.
For more primate action, we recommend watching the 105% completion movie.
Published on 6/23/2019

Goof Troop (1993) is a cheerful puzzle game based on Disney show of the same name. The gameplay is somewhat similar to NES Legend of Zelda with its maze-like map filled with one-screen rooms, except this time the emphasis on puzzles is stronger, and you can play in co-op.
In this movie the authors control two characters (Goofy and Max) simultaneously. This allows for a good deal of team work as one character can go get an item while the other heads for the exit. When there is no multi-tasking to do, the authors do a good job performing antics with one or both of the characters.
This is a nearly 4 minute improvement over Frenom's previous movie. Improvements come from new tricks, better teamwork, luck manipulation and optimized movements.
This movie has a full Atlas Map encode, which shows the standard encode overlaid on a zoomed out map.
Published on 1/9/2008
A/V files:
A/V file via Mirror
Emulator Version:
Snes9x

James Bond Jr. is the SNES adaptation of the TV show of the same name.
The world’s greatest scientists have mysteriously disappeared! Intelligence reports indicate that James Bond Junior's old enemy, SCUM Lord, has imprisoned them on his island fortress in the Caribbean. Without hesitation, Junior heads out on four dangerous missions to save the scientists and thwart SCUM Lord’s plans!
The author, laranja, completes this game in 18:44.68. For more information, see his notes.
We also have a run of the NES version.
Published on 1/19/2013

The SNES port Prince of Persia 2 is generally regarded as a bad port of a very hard platforming puzzle game. The controls are clumsy, the puzzles are seemingly random, and the player dies very easily. The port also leaves out the last level. Fortunately there is a major bug in the game that allows large parts of it to be skipped.
Challenger improves the previous TAS by 1 minute and 19.01 seconds, thanks to better optimisation and new discoveries. Please read the author's comments for more details.
Published on 12/26/2021

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.
Published on 12/2/2016

Super Metroid is a platform game and a follow-up to Metroid II. Like the previous games in the series, it is not divided into separate levels; the planet Zebes is an open world which Samus traverses back and forth. This world is divided into rooms separated with doors which must be shot to be opened. Shooting is also used to open up secret passages, some of which contain nifty bonuses, but finding most of them is required to proceed in the game.
This run not only beats the previous any% but also obsoletes the previous reverse boss order TAS due to similar routes. This is an improvement of 1:40.95 over the predecessor movie. As well as an improvement over the reverse boss order TAS by 10:40.51.
Sniq makes short work of Mother Brain and her space pirates, largely due to a major route change. Please read the author's submission notes for more information.

Every second encode link leads to a version where all graphics have been fixed.
Published on 3/20/2018

Super Metroid made waves upon its release in 1994 for having a large continuous world open for nearly completely unguided exploration and a vast assortment of movement- and power-enhancing item upgrades hidden throughout.
Having transcended the need for all of that collection and exploration, Sniq immediately goes out of bounds to manipulate stray RAM data and force the ending sequence directly—within just a couple minutes from landing on the planet. As a result, no items are ever collected.
The improvement over the previous run in this category comes from a more optimal ACE setup. See the author's submission notes for more information.
Published on 8/18/2018

In accordance with standard procedure, Samus discarded all of the items she collected on previous adventures before embarking on this one.
Super Metroid has a wide variety of time-saving glitches to exploit, many of which are explained on the Super Metroid Tricks page. Be sure to check it, as well as the author's comments, for more information on the improvements. This is an improvement of 6:28.70 over the predecessor movie.
If you prefer to watch the fastest completion without getting all the items and without any large skip glitches, check out Super Metroid in 35:58 by Sniq.

Every second encode link leads to a version where all graphics have been fixed.
Published on 8/1/2019

Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back is the second game in the Super Star Wars series, notable for its unforgiving difficulty and run-and-gun gameplay.
In this run, the authors deal with intense lag reduction and luck manipulation to beat the game in a little over half an hour. Most impressive.
There are also runs of the first and third games in the series: Super Star Wars and Super Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.
Published on 5/16/2016

In The Firemen the player controls the fireman, Pete. The Metrotech building is a high-rise chemical plant, which today is hosting a Christmas party, and a fire! Gameplay follows Pete and his sidekick Danny, but there are also three other members of the unit that show up in cutscenes. Their plan is to collect the dangerous explosive MDL from the basement, and use it to blow up the water tank on the roof! The game is set in New York, but it never got a US release.
This run uses the invincibility after taking damage from small fires to get past larger fires. Water grenades can greatly speed boss fights, so the route takes detours to pick some up. Explosions from spraying certain windows is used, because it puts out nearby fires. Boss-battles are finished near the door to save time when the game auto-leaves the level.
Published on 1/10/2013
Game:
The Firemen

Genres:
Adventure
Emulator Version:
Snes9x 1.43 v17

Full completion of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.
Both this run and the short version use a wobbling trick in order to make Link walk a bit faster. The execution of this maneuver requires the usage of a controller that allows the player to press Up+Down simultaneously (such as, in this case, a modified Snes9x's controller). The traveling-through-walls trick that is seen in the short version is not used.
This run features an improvement of a little over 4 minutes.
Published on 4/6/2009

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is the third game of its series. It began development in 1988 as a NES title but was ultimately moved to the SNES, being released in Japan on 21 November 1991, exactly 1 year after the console. It set new standards for the system and was among the first games to use 1MB of memory. The game is widely regarded as one of the best video games, both of its era and of all time. A Link to the Past spawned two official manga, a Satellaview spinoff, a GBA port, a 3DS remake, a popular randomizer, and rereleases on the SNES Classic and Wii Virtual Console. Nearly 30 years later, it remains one of the most popular speedrun games.
fmp and Yuzuhara_3 complete the inventory of items and defeat Ganon in record time. For more details, please read the authors' comments.
The second set of encodes feature a minimap at the right side, showing the player's position on the map and the camera's position.

The author provided video commentary for this movie that can be seen here.
Published on 12/30/2018

SNES Zelda completed in a very quick manner. The trick that is used to cut completion time by so much is holding left+up+right while entering a corridor or staircase, allowing Link to clip through the wall and walk out of bounds.
This movie is an astonishing minute faster than the preceding version thanks to a brand new glitch.
Published on 2/12/2019

When Merlin was a young Sokoban man, he enjoyed life through minecart-surfing, skin-diving and burrow-crawling. Abusing glitchy spells and items, he wandered the world along with a frozen lady who came from the lake, in the Meanwhile, occasionally beating bad things like meanie trees, yestoday's launch and even a crouching dragon.
The author collects all heart pieces and other non-respawning items even without actually touching all of them. However, it is pretty sad that the prize T-shirt will never seem to be awarded with, although the "100% heart pieces collected" screen after the credits says so.
Published on 11/3/2008

Insmouse no Yakata places the player in the role of a private detective set to escape the monster infected mansion.
Published on 10/31/2020
Tags:
Best ending
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.4.2

Set in Japanese Edo period's Honshu Oboro Muramasa revolves around fast-paced spectacle fighting with RPG elements against vicious demons summoned by the titular Demon Blades. Two characters are available. Here, Bernka plays the amnesiac ninja Kisuke on highest difficulty, by way of which he gets granted only one hitpoint. Of course, this doesn't intimidate him in the slightest.
Don't forget to watch its sister movie showing off Momohime as well: [2009]Wii Muramasa: The Demon Blade "Momohime" by RachelB in 1:04:59.75
Published on 10/30/2016

Muramasa: The Demon Blade is a trip through 16th century Japan with cool music, beautiful visuals and fast paced gameplay. Watch as the authors introduce you to Momohime, a young princess possessed by an evil spirit who proves quite adept at cutting everything in her path into tiny bits. As opposed to the previous run this one no longer plays on post-completion Shiguri difficulty, saving nine seconds by avoiding the intro sequence that comes with it.
A run of Muramasa's second character Kisuke is available here: [3248]Wii Muramasa: The Demon Blade "Kisuke" by Bernka in 1:03:49.17
Note: There are encodes of higher resolution in the discussion thread.
Published on 12/23/2016