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The seven rainbow bridges, connecting the seven rainbow islands, have disappeared. King Dedede is to blame as always... or is he? The evil Dark Matter has him under his control and plans to turn Dream Land into a dark world. Kirby aims to save the day by going through seven worlds, aided this time by three animal friends (though you never see Rick the Hamster used in this run).
To get the true ending to the game, the player has to find a rainbow drop on each island, which form the rainbow sword after the main showdown with Dedede. These rainbow drops are hidden off the main paths of the stages, and most of them require a special power to break the barrier guarding the drop. This has a large effect on the route in some stages.
illayaya's run is over five minutes faster than the previous run by Soulrivers. Part of this is due to cutscene skips after bosses, though this run is also much more optimized. Details can be found in the submission comments.
Published on 5/13/2015 12:00 AM

Donkey Kong Country 2 is a game made by Rare for the SNES in 1995, and is generally seen as one of the classics. In 2004, Rare released a Donkey Kong Country 2 remake, for the GBA.
The story is simple: King K. Rool, mad at Donkey Kong, becomes a Kaptain (with a K!) and kidnaps Donkey! (Oh no!) In exchange for Donkey Kong, Kaptain K. Rool wants the banana hoard. Of course Donkey and Diddy worked so hard that they don't want to just give it back. Kaptain K. Rool, however, kidnapped the wrong kong, and left the fast kong alone. Diddy (and Dixie) goes off to Crocodile Isle to try and save Donkey Kong!
Published on 9/30/2019 12:00 AM

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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!
Published on 3/29/2014 12:00 AM

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!

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Published on 8/8/2020 12:00 AM

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Cheetahmen II is the unfinished sequel to game #52 of Action 52. The game contains 6 of the 10 levels originally proposed, in which the player takes control of Apollo, and Hercules, Aries, swiching off after every second level. Sadly, it's only possible to play 4 of the levels without altering the ROM image or experiencing a very rare glitch that starts the game with Aries.
illayaya completes these four levels in 02:20.04.
Published on 11/19/2012 12:00 AM

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Cheetahmen II is the unfinished sequel to game #52 of Action 52. The game contains 6 of the 10 levels originally proposed, in which the player takes control of Apollo, Hercules, and Aries, switching off every two levels.
This run is done with a patched ROM that allows all 6 levels to be played without invoking rare glitches.
Published on 3/23/2013 12:00 AM

Cheetahmen II is the unfinished sequel to game #52 of Action 52. The game contains 6 of the 10 levels originally proposed, in which the player takes control of Apollo, Hercules, and Aries, switching off every two levels.
This run is done with a patched ROM that allows all 6 levels to be played without invoking rare glitches. Here's the run of the original ROM that uses the mapper register glitch to start from level 5.
illayaya saved 00:03.29 seconds over the previous run by using a warp in the third level.
Published on 2/10/2020 12:00 AM

Donkey Kong Country 4 is an unlicensed "demake" of Donkey Kong Country by Taiwanese pirate developer Hummer Team. The game has 5 stages the player must travel to, each containing several levels and ending with a boss fight from the original game. Gameplay is similar to the official Gameboy Color port of Donkey Kong Country, allowing players to swap Kongs any time they want (provided both are available) by pressing the Select button. Like other games released by Hummer Team, the cartridge this game was released on contains a graphics variation in the ROM, enabled by soldering different points on the PCB, that transforms the game into The Jungle Book 2.
The authors take advantage of Diddy Kong's superior movement speed and an underwater zipping glitch to complete the game in record time.
Published on 12/29/2020 12:00 AM

Front Line is a military combat-themed game ported from the arcade. The objective is to fight off infantry units and tanks until you reach the enemies compound. illayaya completes the first iteration of this game in 02:38.97, though the game repeats this stage forever upon completion.
Published on 11/9/2012 12:00 AM
Game:
Front Line

Genres:
Action
Shooter
Emulator Replay:
FCEUX 2.1.0a

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Kirby's Adventure is a colorful game that's very long for a NES title. However, a bug was discovered which caused unpredictable results (including triggering the credits) upon using the Stone power while entering the water.
This movie saves over five minutes from its predecessor. This is because instead of playing multiple levels to reach a spot for the glitch, a new wall-clipping trick is used in the third room of the very first level.
This movie was also the result of an intense frame war that spawned over a dozen attempts and ultimately resulted in an improvement of over 3 seconds of the initial attempt.

This movie has two YouTube encodes. The primary version has deliberately glitched ending graphics, whereas the second one displays proper graphics. Both versions have identical input except for the last frame.
Published on 6/22/2013 12:00 AM

Kirby's Adventure is a colorful game that's very long for a NES title. However, a bug was discovered which caused unpredictable results (including triggering the credits) upon using the Stone power while entering the water.
This movie saves 9 frames from its predecessor, thanks to better lag reduction due to interrupting movement.
Published on 2/1/2017 12:00 AM

Super Donkey Kong 2 is a pirated Famicom port of the SNES game Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest published by NT in 1997.
The controls, graphics, and audio are similar to the SNES game, but downgraded to suit the NES hardware. The player can only control Diddy Kong alone, and due to the lack of Dixie Kong, a single hit from an enemy will result in death, much like in Super Donkey Kong '99. Several things from DKC2 are present in the game, including banana coins, crates, the K-O-N-G letters and the goal target at the end of the level which is also accompanied by Diddy's victory dance. Notably, there are only three levels in this game.
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Published on 12/19/2019 12:00 AM

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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 author, illayaya, instead completes the game in a mere 4 minutes by simply walking off the edge of existence and magically ending at the final treasure room.
He also beats his previous run by 00:01.20 seconds by making the old man appear sooner and by keeping his speed in the corrupted map by avoiding an NPC.
If you want to see more of the game, we also have a run that forgoes the warp glitch.
Published on 4/13/2013 12:00 AM

Created by a Japanese comedian who hated video games, Takeshi no Chousenjou (also referred to as Takeshi's Challange) 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 12:00 AM

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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 author, illayaya, instead completes the game in a mere 4 minutes by simply walking off the edge of existence and magically ending at the final treasure room.
He also beats his previous run by 00:00.20 seconds by really tight improvements.
If you want to see more of the game, we also have a run that forgoes the warp glitch.
Published on 2/4/2015 12:00 AM

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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 author, illayaya, instead completes the game in a mere 4 minutes by simply walking off the edge of existence and magically ending at the final treasure room.
Additionally, he beats his previous run by 00:00.63 seconds via some really tight improvements.
If you want to see more of the game, we also have a run that forgoes the warp glitch.
Published on 12/31/2015 12:00 AM

Created by a Japanese comedian who hated video games, Takeshi no Chousenjou (also referred to as Takeshi's Challange) 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 12:00 AM

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The Last Ninja is a port of System 3's The Last Ninja 2 to the NES. It follows the plot of the original game, namely that Armakuni is mysteriously teleported to modern-age New York City to defeat the evil Kunitoki once again. Notable changes in this port are vastly different music and less graphical detail.
This is an improvement of 00:15.66 seconds over the previous movie, thanks to better optimisation and jumping to a transition screen.
Published on 6/14/2015 12:00 AM

EarthBound is a great RPG, designed by Shigesato Itoi in 1994-1995, and is also known by the name Mother 2.
It is best described as "random", in a good way. The game has a great emphasis on a humor, and indeed many things in the game are almost caricatured, from subplots to characters. It also has a versatile soundtrack.
In contrast to the in-bounds run of this game, this run skips most of the plot. There are several major collision detection bugs, including one showing that the Skip Sandwich is a fitting name for the item in ways the developers never intended. The author is able to move around the game's areas freely, completing the bare minimum number of tasks needed to keep the final battle from locking up.
illayaya improves the previous movie by a minute and 20 seconds, thanks to a new route and better optimisation. Please read the author's comments for more details.
Published on 12/24/2020 12:00 AM

EarthBound is a great RPG, designed by Shigesato Itoi in 1994-1995, and is also known by the name Mother 2.
It is best described as "random", in a good way. The game has a great emphasis on a humor, and indeed many things in the game are almost caricatured, from subplots to characters. It also has a versatile soundtrack.
Although this being a speedrun (tool-assisted at that), most of the plot of the game is intact, making this movie very entertaining to watch even as a TAS.
Unlike the previous "in bounds" movie, which aimed for a glitchless route, this TAS does incorporate some glitches while never using any that put the player out of bounds.
Published on 1/29/2022 12:00 AM

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Take Square's RPG history & Nintendo's Super Mario series and mix them in a bowl. Add a pinch of comedy and a quart of luck manipulation. Stir thoroughly.
This run improves the previous version of about 5 minutes though various little optimizations and skipping some battles previously thought to be mandatory, including one boss battle.
Published on 6/15/2008 12:00 AM

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Take Square's RPG history & Nintendo's Super Mario series and mix them in a bowl. Add a pinch of comedy and a quart of luck manipulation. Stir thoroughly.
This run improves the previous version by about 1 and a half minutes due to various little optimizations and changed strategies.
Published on 1/22/2009 12:00 AM

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Take Square's RPG history & Nintendo's Super Mario series and mix them in a bowl. Add a pinch of comedy and a quart of luck manipulation. Stir thoroughly.
This run improves the previous version by about 2 minutes and 41 seconds due to various little optimizations and changed strategies.
Published on 11/15/2009 12:00 AM

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Take Square's RPG history & Nintendo's Super Mario series and mix them in a bowl. Add a pinch of comedy and a quart of luck manipulation. Stir thoroughly.
This run improves the previous version by about 2 minutes and 44 seconds through the use of item optimizations.
Published on 10/14/2011 12:00 AM

Take Square's RPG history & Nintendo's Super Mario series and mix them in a bowl. Add a pinch of comedy and a quart of luck manipulation. Stir thoroughly.
This run improves the previous version by about 1 minute and 23 seconds through the use of item optimizations.
Published on 7/26/2014 12:00 AM

Take Square's RPG history & Nintendo's Super Mario series and mix them in a bowl. Add a pinch of comedy and a quart of luck manipulation. Stir thoroughly.
This game doesn't count completion percent, but it still has stuff to accomplish to meet what's expected of a full completion run. The author, illayaya, defined it as follows:
  • All depletable chests
  • All menus unlocked
  • All unique items/equips
  • Kill Culex and Jinx
  • Star firework in credits
Published on 3/8/2015 12:00 AM


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