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Published on 6/23/2022
Boxing is a game for one or two players which is played from an overhead point of view. The game lasts for two minutes, and the player who can earn the most points in that time wins. The game also ends if a player earns 100 points in total, netting a knock-out.
You earn one point for a long jab and two points for a close power punch. Two difficulty levels are included which can be set individually for each player.
In this run, ShesChardcore and ViGadeomes manage to save two frames over the previous run by ViGadeomes.
Game:
Boxing

Genres:
Fighting
Sport
Tags:
Single level
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.8

Published on 5/14/2017
Arm Wrestling is a 1985 arcade game developed by Nintendo and released only in North America, and is a spin-off of the Punch-Out!! series. The goal of the game is to become the World Arm Wrestling Champion by defeating as many opponents in arm wrestling as possible. In order to achieve this title the player must compete against five different computer opponents and pin them in a timed match.
£e Nécroyeur causes the host to go bankrupt in record time. Please read the author's comments for more details.
Game:
Arm Wrestling

Genres:
Fighting
Emulator Replay:
MAME-rr 0.139 v0.1 beta

Published on 9/1/2018
Set in a post-apocalyptic New York, Double Dragon is the story of Billy and Jimmy Lee, twin brothers trained in the fighting style of Sou-Setsu-Ken. Together, they manage a small martial arts training school, teaching their students in self-defense. One day, Billy's girlfriend, Marian, is kidnapped off the street by the "Black Warriors", a savage street gang led by a man named Willy. The Black Warriors demand the Lee brothers disclose their martial arts secrets in exchange for Marian's freedom. The Lee brothers set out on a rescue mission to crush the Black Warriors and save Marian.
Released on many systems, this game was so popular that they even released it for cellular phones and made a board game. Even a Hollywood movie has been made.
sugarfoot improves his previous TAS by 33.78 seconds, mainly thanks to improved combo sequences. Please read the author's comments for more details.
We also have TASes of the NES port and the unlicensed Genesis port.

Published on 11/7/2016
The streets of Metro City are filled with criminals who are part of a gang called Mad Gear. Former wrestler and newly elected mayor Mike Haggar tries to do something about it, much to the displeasure of the Mad Gear Gang who kidnap his daughter Jessica. Only three people are brave enough to venture into the crime-infested streets and try to bring Jessica back.
Final Fight is a 2D side-scrolling fighting game. Taking on the role of either Cody, Guy, or the mayor Mike Haggar himself, you must advance through six areas of the city clearing out the gang infestation. You will have to cope with a variety of thugs, ranging from firebomb-throwing maniacs to behemoth wrestlers. To defeat these thugs, you have an arsenal of punches, kicks, throws, and jump kicks at your disposal.
£e Nécroyeur improves the previous publication by 1 minute and 11.35 seconds. Please read the author's extensive comments on the tricks and glitches used. As a bonus, this was played on maximum difficulty settings.

Published on 6/18/2017
Karate Champ is an arcade game released by Data East in 1984. The game was developed for Data East by Technōs Japan. Even in this early example, Technōs Japan's penchant and talent for designing "fighting" games is readily apparent. While it was not the first fighting game (not even for Technōs Japan), it was the first to offer such a high degree of realism and sophistication, so much so that it has been identified as the defining game of the one-on-one fighting genre. The game also features an early example of digitized speech. The control scheme is atypical, featuring 2 4-way joysticks and no buttons.
£e Nécroyeur obtains the champion rank in record time.
Game:
Karate Champ

Genres:
Fighting
Emulator Replay:
MAME-rr 0.139 v0.1 beta

Published on 7/31/2017
Karate Champ: Player Vs Player is an arcade game developed by Technōs Japan and published by Data East in 1984. This is the groundbreaking sequel to Karate Champ. As Karate Champ was the defining game of the one-on-one fighting genre, Karate Champ: Player Vs Player was surely the defining game of the one-on-one player vs. player fighting genre, which would become the preeminent genre for competitive video gaming in the early to mid-1990s. Even now, players continue to compete in older games of this genre, and new games continue to be developed. Karate Champ: Player Vs Player was released less than two months after the release of Karate Champ, but gameplay aside, the game received a fairly thorough overhaul. The game features a new story, new and varied backgrounds, new and enhanced Bonus Intervals, much improved sound samples and opponent AI, and even an ending!
£e Nécroyeur achieves said ending in record time.

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

Published on 9/3/2012
Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes is a 1998 Arcade fighting game developed by Capcom. It continues the lineage of Capcom fighting games featuring characters from Marvel comics, and is the game that paved the way for the hugely successful Marvel vs. Capcom 2.
Each team has two characters (which can be simultaneously controlled at certain times), plus a third summon assist character. This leads to quite a few things happening on the screen at once. There are quite a few glitches showcased; see the author's comments for a complete listing.

Published on 10/25/2012
Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters is the direct sequel to Mega Man: The Power Battle. Like its predecessor, this arcade-only game does away with the levels of the classic Mega Man games and instead pits you against Robot Master after Robot Master. The game features four characters and three game modes to choose from, with different Robot Masters to fight in each mode.
For this run, Marx runs the "Search for Wily!" mode with 2 players at once, using both Mega Man and Proto Man to defeat each robot faster than just 1 player could. Though the battles are speedy, the brief waiting periods after each match allow some time for entertainment.

Published on 12/29/2010
Not only does Michael Jackson have a Genesis video game, he also has an Arcade game! This game is loosely based on the movie of the same name, featuring Michael Jackson saving children from Mr. Big. When Michael meets his pet monkey Bubbles, he turns into a killer robot!
Michael Jackson's Moonwalker is a 3 player arcade game, where you play either a white-, red-, or black-suited Michael Jackson. The author uses all three players to complete this game as fast as possible.
This movie uses a bootleg version because the proper version did not work on the emulator used.

Published on 2/5/2017
Punch-Out!! is an arcade game by Nintendo, released in 1983. Back in those carefree days, while Mike Tyson was still a promising amateur, Nintendo was developing a most particular sort of boxing video game. Punch-Out!! features two monitors, digitized speech, and an early (if not the first) example of hardware-scaled sprites.
£e Nécroyeur defeats the six opponents in record time.
This is the first Arcade publication using MAME-RR, and is published right on the 20th anniversary of the original MAME.
Game:
Punch-Out!!

Genres:
Fighting
Sport
Emulator Replay:
MAME-rr 0.139 v0.1 alpha

Published on 7/13/2018
One year after the defeat of Amakusa from within the first Samurai Shodown, a new threat soon emerges in the form of Mizuki Rashojin: a vengeful spirit who possess a local shrine priestess named Bizuki and seeks to bring forth chaos and destruction to the world in the name of the dark god Ambrosia's will. Those who had fought before in the past during Amakusa's reign of terror now find themselves, along with a few new faces, battling against Mizuki and her loyal forces in order to determine the fate of the entire world itself.
Samurai Shodown II is a 1994 fighting game released as a second entry in SNK's Samurai Shodown series.

Published on 4/11/2016
Samurai Shodown IV: Amakusa's Revenge (Samurai Spirits: Amakusa's Descent (サムライスピリッツ天草降臨) in Japan) is the fourth installment of SNK's Samurai Shodown series of fighting games. Story-wise, it's the second and final chapter of a story between Samurai Shodown and Samurai Shodown II, with III being the first chapter.
In this playaround-style run, Dark Noob shows off more glitches, combos, and character variety than the preceding run in this category. This makes the movie nearly twice as long, but there should be plenty to enjoy. For some details, see the submission comments.

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

Published on 2/25/2013
Street Fighter Zero 3 (ストリートファイターZERO3), better known as Alpha 3, was released in 1998.
SFZ/A3 is an evolution of the previous Zero series, and there was a huge improvement in the fight style, combos, animations/mode and with addition of fighters that were missing in Street Fighter Alpha or Zero.

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

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

Published on 3/25/2017
Super Punch-Out!! is an arcade game by Nintendo, released in 1984. This is the exciting sequel to Nintendo's 1983 arcade hit, Punch-Out!!. The Hero must defeat five new opponents from around the world, each a champion in his respective country, to become a "global" Champion of the World. The Hero has not been idle since winning the WVBA championship.
£e Nécroyeur defeats the 5 opponents in record time.
Emulator Replay:
MAME-rr 0.139 v0.1 alpha

Published on 2/9/2016
The King of Fighters '97 is the fourth game in the King of Fighters series. This King of Fighters introduces two special modes - Advanced Mode (based on KOF '96) and Extra Mode (based on KOF '94 & '95). It concludes the three part 'Orochi Saga' story-line that began in King of Fighters '95 (and continued in KOF '96) (see the Wikipedia article for more details).
In this playaround, mamuuuut shows off various combos and glitches with for instance, Terry Bogard and Choi Bounge.
NOTE: The sound effects when selecting the team/order are higher pitched than usual in the official encodes.

Published on 2/29/2012
In this first publication from the King of Fighters series, x2poet uses the game's female characters to swiftly humiliate their opponents, showing off multiple combos and AI manipulation along the way.

Published on 9/1/2010
¡Ay, caramba! The Simpsons Arcade Game is Konami's 4-player beat 'em up based on the ultra-hit TV show, The Simpsons. The Simpsons cartoon has now (at the time of writing) spanned 21 seasons, a world-wide movie, and licensing from here to kingdom come. In this TAS, adelikat and DarkKobold use four of the five Simpson family to track down the missing 5th member, Maggie.
All right now, play friendly!

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

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

Published on 11/3/2019
Warriors of Fate is a 2D side-scrolling beat 'em-up and sequel to Dynasty Wars taking place in ancient China. Akkila-orkhan, the dark lord of Shang-Lo, has decided to conquer the neighbouring countries. The wise Kuan-Ti has summoned the five greatest warriors of the lands to stop this from happening.
xipo completes the game in record time.

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

Published on 11/29/2022
Frusion Breakfast Brawl is an official parody of Punch-Out!! by the Danone company. It was made to advertise their Dannon Frusion smoothies. You play as a guy who just got out of bed in their t-shirt and boxers boxing large anthropomorphic personifications of breakfast staples such as a bowl of cereal, a bacon egg sandwich, and a cream cheese bagel. Beat them all to win the game.
In this run, p0008874 and feos both collaborate to beat breakfast in record time.
Emulator Replay:
libTAS 1.4.3 + Ruffle nightly 2022 10 26

Published on 4/18/2022
Super Smash Flash is a fangame of the Super Smash Bros. series (though mainly inspired by Melee), made by Cleod 9 and released on Newgrounds in 2006. It features a large roster, including characters that aren't present in the Super Smash Bros. series, as well as an adventure mode, where the player goes through 8 stages of platforming and fighting.
ikuyo plays through Adventure Mode and defeats Master and Crazy Hand in record time.

Published on 2/15/2020
Battletoads is a classic video game by Rare for the NES, but different versions of the game were also made for many other systems, such as the Genesis and the Game Boy. All of these games are known for their comical animation style (such as gigantic fists and boots when the toads attack) and their high difficulty, essentially requiring the player to memorize the upcoming dangers to react fast enough to survive.
In this version, the player plays as the Battletoad Zitz on a quest to rescue the other two Toads, Rash and Pimple, from the Dark Queen. This game has only 9 stages, as opposed to 12 in the NES version. However, unlike the NES version of the game, there are no warps, and there is no two-player option. There are also fewer time-saving glitches. That doesn't stop Lobsterzelda, though, from beating up tons of enemies and completing the game very quickly.
In this run, Lobsterzelda improves the predecessor movie by 01:09.37 minutes by using a new skip and tighter optimization.
For more Battletoads madness, you can also see our movies of the NES version.

You can watch the console-verification of this movie here.

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

Genres:
Fighting
Tags:
2 Players
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.8

Published on 10/1/2011
Everybody is Kung Fu fighting…
The player is as fast as lightning…
In Kung-Fu Master, known as Spartan X in Japan, the player displays frightening reflexes that would be enough to obliterate any opponent.
In this run, the author, mugg, improves his previous run by changing the goal to getting the best in-game time, ignoring lag caused by enemy drops, among other things, in order to make for a more entertaining run. In addition, he changed the ROM used to the Japanese version, sacrificing some elements in order to make the fastest possible run. Please see the author's notes for more details.

Published on 6/6/2015
Master Karateka is a game in the vein of Karateka. As a karate master and the sole survivor of the village, the protagonist must confront the evil Akuma and defeat his army to rescue his beloved Mariko and get his revenge.
MUGG blazes through the three stages in 2 minutes and 39.96 seconds.

Published on 12/30/2012
In this low quality port of a very popular arcade game, Thevlackdemonn2294 speeds through the game as fast as possible. No second round is ever fought, as it it glitched past, except for Shao Kahn, the final boss.

Published on 10/26/2010
Mortal Kombat II was the first game of the Mortal Kombat series to feature a playable character-changing fighter (the sorcerer Shang Tsung). This run is played on the Game Boy port. Watch as AKheon humiliates the computer opponents, demonstrates some major glitches, and beats the game in just over 9 minutes.
The author also did a tool-assisted playaround on Mortal Kombat: Tournament Edition and on Mortal Kombat Advance.
If you want even more MKII action, check out our run for the SNES version as well.

Published on 8/2/2021
Astro Boy: Omega Factor is a side scrolling beat em up game developed by Treasure and published by Sega for the Game Boy Advance. Based on the anime and manga series of the same name, the game's fast paced action includes punching and kicking enemies (which can make enemies hit other enemies in the process) and using a laser pointer which can be used as a special attack.
Drakodan completes the "Birth" campaign in record time.

Published on 8/27/2022
Bruce Lee: Return of the Legend is a 2003 action beat 'em up game developed by Vicarious Visions. Despite the game not taking place in any Bruce Lee movie, it does feature tons of references to Bruce Lee's famous moves that he does in many of his films.
In this TAS, M1D controls Bruce Lee and defeats all the bad guys in record time.

Published on 1/29/2018
Digimon Battle Spirit is a fighting video game originally published by Bandai and developed by Dimps for the Japanese-only WonderSwan Color handheld system under the name Digimon Tamers: Battle Spirit (デジモンテイマーズ バトルスピリット Dejimon Teimāzu Batoru Supiritto). It was later ported to Nintendo's Game Boy Advance for international releases in North America and Europe two years later.
The game features characters and Digimon that were included in the first three seasons of the animated series of the same name in a somewhat simplistic fighting scenario, and also has slightly arranged samples of the show's soundtrack.

Published on 12/24/2020
Set in a post-apocalyptic New York, Double Dragon Advance is an enhanced port of the arcade original. It follows the story of Billy and Jimmy Lee, twin brothers trained in the fighting style of Sou-Setsu-Ken. Together, they manage a small martial arts training school, teaching their students in self-defense.
zoboner rescues Miriam on the hardest difficulty in record time.

Published on 7/15/2020
What would happen if Goku lost his childlike charm? Dragon Ball: Advanced Adventure of course! From start to finish Goku turns it up to the max and destroys all enemies with blisteringly fast combos. Try to keep up as Goku makes his way from novice to hero.
The predecessor movie time has been beaten by 01:04.31 minutes.

Published on 12/11/2016
Guilty Gear X: Advance Edition is a port of Guilty Gear X to the Game Boy Advance, itself a sequel of Guilty Gear, and is also a 2D fighting game. There are now 16 characters available for you to choose. The battle system became more complicated, thanks to the variety of moves you can perform. Beside special attacks which you can execute if you build up your Tension Gauge by attacking or advancing towards your opponent, there is also a variety of defensing moves to perform. The instant kill moves are back from the previous game.
Spikestuff improves upon the previous publication by 00:14.75 seconds, with the use of Zato over the previously used Ky Kiske.

Published on 3/11/2011
Based on the manga localized in North America as Fighting Spirit, Hajime no Ippo - The Fighting! is a game where you fight your opponents in a similar perspective to Super Punch-Out!!. You gain more special moves as the game progresses.
In this run, errror1 earns those special moves and uses them to beat down his opponents as fast as possible. He also takes advantage of an interesting quirk in the opponents' AI, ensuring that they do not get up after the first knockdown. For more details, see the author's comments.

Published on 7/17/2011
Mortal Kombat Advance is a port of the classic Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, for a handheld console. A terrible one at that. This one features a different engine, full of glitches, lousy controls and an even cheaper AI.
AKheon makes the in-game fighters look like idiots by glitching the game in a lot of possible ways!
The author also did a tool-assisted playaround on Mortal Kombat II (Game Boy version) and on Mortal Kombat: Tournament Edition.
If you want your SNES UMK3 fix, you can check out this movie and this staff-recommended movie.

Published on 4/28/2011
Mortal Kombat: Tournament Edition is a standalone game which acts as a sort of expansion to the GBA version of Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance. It has different characters, better AI and some bug fixes compared to the original GBA game.
Here, AKheon plays the Tag Team mode, where he chooses a team of two fighters to fight against other teams. The characters can be swapped at any time during a match.
If you're looking for a run that abuses a lot of crazy glitches in a handheld fighting game, then look no further, you have it right here!
The author also did tool-assisted playarounds on Mortal Kombat II (Game Boy version) and Mortal Kombat Advance.

Published on 8/13/2008
Naruto: Ninja Council is the first of a series that is loosely based on the plot of the anime, with gameplay that is a mix between side-scrolling and fixed fighting.
In this run, Cardboard demonstrates his ninja skills using Sasuke as he effortlessly charges through levels and beats the end bosses so fast, they barely have enough time to fight back.

Published on 1/22/2023
River City Ransom EX is a remake of the original River City Ransom game on the NES. The game revolves around Kunio and Ryan (the 2 main protagonists) who, after knowing about Ryan's girlfriend being kidnapped, goes to River City High School to rescue her. Along the way, Kunio and Ryan encounters many gangs in their turfs, and fights them to seek out the bosses behind the nefarious plot.
tom_mai78101 rescues Ryan's girlfriend and defeats all the gangs and bosses in record time.

Published on 3/26/2016
Sonic Battle is a pseudo-fighting game, akin to Super Smash Bros. from Nintendo. Rather than being 3D side-scrolling, this game employs a 3D isometric view – not a static, sprite-based field though, it is comprised of actual texture-mapped polygons. The character sprites are 2D though, and while you think it wouldn't work – it does.
dekutony doesn't even break a sweat and completes Challenge Mode as Shadow in record time.

Published on 7/14/2012
Tekken Advance appears to be a good handheld port of the original arcade and PSX series, maintaining the Tekken spirit and physics despite the omission of some moves and characters.
AKheon plays around with another fighting game and, as always, succeeds in creating something impressive. This movie plays the game's unique Tag Battle mode, which allows the player to use 3 characters for each fight and switch between them at any time.
For more of Tekken Advance, see the run of the main mode.

Published on 10/25/2014
Tekken Advance is a fighting game in the Tekken series. While it is not considered canon to the Tekken storyline, it follows the events of Tekken 3 and includes most of the characters. It also features new stun mechanics.
This run, done using the hardest difficulty and one round per opponent, uses careful luck manipulation and Paul's powerful Burning Fist to take out everyone as fast as possible. Input is ended early to show the founder of the King of Iron Fist tournament unable to hit an opponent who isn't even fighting back.
For more Tekken runs that aim for fastest time, see the Tekken 2 or Tekken 3 runs for the PlayStation.

Published on 5/26/2022
Garou: Mark of the Wolves 2001 is a bootleg port of Garou: Mark of the Wolves to the Game Boy Color, using sprites stolen from The King of Fighters games for the Neo Geo Pocket Color along with a few new sprites based on those games' art style for characters that aren't in those games. It is a surprisingly average fighting game for a bootleg, with responsive controls and an impactful fighting system.
dekutony chooses Rock Howard and uses his overpowered Hard Rush attack to elbow his way through easily manipulated AI opponents to complete the game as fast as possible.

Watch this run being played back on a real console.

Published on 5/7/2013
Aside from the logo and some of the fighters, Mortal Kombat 4 for Game Boy Color has nothing to do with the original MK4.
Enjoy the hilarious badness of this game as AKheon beats down every fighter to finish in the fastest time possible.

Published on 2/11/2019
This is a 2-D fighting game based on the Shrek movies. In this run, Strife uses Princess Fiona —along with AI and RNG manipulation— to quickly defeat the other fighters.

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

Published on 1/21/2016
SoulCalibur II continues the tradition set by Soul Blade on the PlayStation and SoulCalibur on the Dreamcast with intense action and plenty of weapons to deal the massive blows. Each console version of the game also includes a unique character for the platform; in the GameCube version, it's Link from The Legend of Zelda.
xxNKxx improves his previous run by nearly a minute, thanks to setting the amount of rounds per match to 1 and overall better luck manipulation.

Note: In order for this run to sync, the free DSP files included with Dolphin must be used. Playing back the run using DSP files dumped from a real GameCube will result in a desync.
Note 2: Due to minor emulation issues, some fade transitions are completely missing, notably the transitions between matches in Arcade mode.

Published on 12/31/2013
Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. fighting game series is rather different from your typical fighting game. Instead of wearing your opponent's health down to 0, you must knock him or her out of the battlefield. Damage counts upwards, with knockback from attacks that hit you becoming more severe as your damage increases. Fighting controls are also simplified, making it very easy for even your non-gaming friends to pick up and play.
Super Smash Bros. Melee offers fighters from the wealth of Nintendo characters like Mario, Bowser, different Pokémon, Link, and Kirby. They can either fight through the single-player modes like Classic, Adventure, and Event Mode, or they battle it out against other characters in a four-player frenzy.
Additional characters and stages are unlocked as hidden objectives are met, and coins rewarded for playing in all modes can be spent on a capsule toy machine. The toys in the machine represent games from Nintendo's entire video game history, and each can be viewed in 3D with a brief description.
In this TAS, numerics plays through Adventure Mode with Samus, abusing glitches to move through the stages at a high rate of speed while making the battles as entertaining as possible.
Note: There are encodes of higher resolution in the discussion thread.

Published on 5/15/2020
Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. fighting game series is rather different from your typical fighting game. Instead of wearing your opponent's health down to 0, you must knock him or her out of the battlefield. Damage counts upwards, with knockback from attacks that hit you becoming more severe as your damage increases. Fighting controls are also simplified, making it very easy for even your non-gaming friends to pick up and play.
Super Smash Bros. Melee offers fighters from the wealth of Nintendo characters like Mario, Bowser, different Pokémon, Link, and Kirby. They can either fight through the single-player modes like Classic, Adventure, and Event Mode, or they battle it out against other characters in a four-player frenzy.
Additional characters and stages are unlocked as hidden objectives are met, and coins rewarded for playing in all modes can be spent on a capsule toy machine. The toys in the machine represent games from Nintendo's entire video game history, and each can be viewed in 3D with a brief description.
In this TAS, Noxxa plays through the game's Classic Mode on the hardest difficulty, aiming to defeat every opponent in the most entertaining way possible. This often leads to some surprising solutions.

Note: The encodes also feature playing through the credits sequence as well as the "Challenger Approaching" fight against Jigglypuff.

Published on 7/4/2021
Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. fighting game series is rather different from your typical fighting game. Instead of wearing your opponent's health down to 0, you must knock him or her out of the battlefield. Damage counts upwards, with knockback from attacks that hit you becoming more severe as your damage increases. Fighting controls are also simplified, making it very easy for even your non-gaming friends to pick up and play.
Super Smash Bros. Melee offers fighters from the wealth of Nintendo characters like Mario, Bowser, different Pokémon, Link, and Kirby. They can either fight through the single-player modes like Classic, Adventure, and Event Mode, or they battle it out against other characters in a four-player frenzy.
Additional characters and stages are unlocked as hidden objectives are met, and coins rewarded for playing in all modes can be spent on a capsule toy machine. The toys in the machine represent games from Nintendo's entire video game history, and each can be viewed in 3D with a brief description.
This time, PracticalTAS plays through the All-Star Mode (which gets unlocked after unlocking every character) as Luigi, whilst not dealing any damage to the opponents in the process.
An encode with the author's commentary is available right here.

Published on 8/19/2021
Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. fighting game series is rather different from your typical fighting game. Instead of wearing your opponent's health down to 0, you must knock him or her out of the battlefield. Damage counts upwards, with knockback from attacks that hit you becoming more severe as your damage increases. Fighting controls are also simplified, making it very easy for even your non-gaming friends to pick up and play.
Super Smash Bros. Melee offers fighters from the wealth of Nintendo characters like Mario, Bowser, different Pokémon, Link, and Kirby. They can either fight through the single-player modes like Classic, Adventure, and Event Mode, or they battle it out against other characters in a four-player frenzy.
Additional characters and stages are unlocked as hidden objectives are met, and coins rewarded for playing in all modes can be spent on a capsule toy machine. The toys in the machine represent games from Nintendo's entire video game history, and each can be viewed in 3D with a brief description.
Here, we see the authors complete the "Target Test" mode of the game (more commonly referred to as "Break the Targets"). This run starts with all characters unlocked in order to play each unique level, and by using RNG manipulation, completes all levels with an in game time of 2:39.97.

Published on 12/7/2018
TMNT: Mutant Melee (released as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Melee in PAL regions) is a 3D fighting game based on the 2003 animated series. Whilst the combat system is similar to previous games based on the same series, TMNT: Mutant Melee is more arena-focused.
Here, author Dimon12321 presents a tool-assisted, shell-raising journey through all 170 levels of the game's Adventure Story mode.

Note: There are also lossless encodes and encodes at additional resolutions available in the discussion thread.

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

Published on 11/25/2018
Comix Zone is a 1995 beat 'em up video game developed and published by Sega for the Sega Genesis. An unusual feature of the game is that it is set within the panels of a comic book with dialogue rendered within talk bubbles and sprites and backgrounds possessing the bright colours and dynamic drawing style favoured by superhero comics.
Sketch Turner, a "starving artist" and freelance rock musician living in New York City, is working on his newest comic book, named the "Comix Zone". One night, while Sketch is working on Comix Zone during a thunderstorm, a lightning bolt strikes a panel of his comic. In this instant, the main villain of Comix Zone - a powerful mutant named Mortus - manages to escape the comic book's pages, desiring to kill Sketch so he can become flesh and blood and take over the real world. Because he does not possess any power in reality, Mortus sends Sketch into the world of his own comic, freely drawing in enemies attempting to kill him.
Comix Zone is an action platformer in which players control Sketch as he progresses through panels of his comic book, hoping to reach the end and escape before his own creations finish him off. Each level consists of two pages and secrets are discovered by shredding the paper and revealing items. Along with standard attacks such as punching, kicking and jump attacks, Sketch can store up to three items in his inventory to help him overcome obstacles.
Archanfel improved the predecessor movie by 54.21 seconds thanks to faster strategies and manipulations.

Published on 2/14/2019
The Genesis version of Double Dragon, released by Accolade without license from Sega, is considered the most faithful port of the original arcade game. In addition, due to the more powerful hardware on the Genesis, the slowdown problems from the original 8-bit game have been fixed.
In this movie, mamuuuut kicks, punches, whips, and jumps his way through the game, making short work of any Black Warriors that dare to challenge him. This run beats the predecessor movie by 00:26.78 seconds.
For more beat 'em up action, see the runs of the Arcade and NES versions.

Published on 3/21/2010
A classic hack'n'slash arcade type game, which sports ridable creatures and magic. The author abuses the simplistic AI to make enemies commit suicide by jumping off cliffs.
This movie is about 7 seconds faster than the previous version.

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

Genres:
Fighting
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.2.1

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

Published on 2/3/2013
"Hey, let's fight!"
Ka-Ge-Ki: Fists of Steel is a game where you play a fighter out to get revenge on the Kageki gang for murdering his brother.
"Is that all?"
Well, you have the ability to throw two different types of punch and to jump. Only the big punch is used. The gang is very polite and allows you to beat them up one at a time.
"Oooh, he not bad."
What's a referee doing in a gang anyway?

Published on 11/5/2010
As an astounding 1 minute 42 second improvement over the previous TAS, this movie pretty much chucks out everything done by the previous movie and proves that, in the end, the elbow is the deadliest weapon known to man.

Note that this TAS uses the Oct 1991 version of the game. It will not sync on the July 1991 version.

Published on 12/30/2012
Street Smart is a 1989 beat 'em up arcade game developed and published by SNK, later ported to the Genesis in 1991. It is notable by North Americans for being one of the earliest arcade games to show the anti-drug slogan, "Winners Don't Use Drugs".

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

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

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

Published on 8/5/2012
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 is a classic fighting game that's been seen before at TASVideos. But, with each port comes a different set of bugs, and we wouldn't want to leave them out.
Here the authors break everything in sight, using both duel and cpu fights to show off as many glitches as possible. Try not to rip your heart out while watching this.

Published on 2/23/2013
Yie Ar Kung-Fu II: The Emperor Yie-Gah is the sequel to the famous Yie Ar Kung-Fu. Both games were developed by Konami for the MSX. While the first one was a fighting game, this one is a beat 'em up. You play as Lee Young, a martial arts master and the son of the first game's hero, who must take out self-proclaimed Emperor Yie-Gah and his gang and save China from their evil influence.
The author, Quibus, avoids unnecessary battles with gang members and beats down every boss to defeat Yie-Gah without taking a scratch.

Published on 7/5/2016
The sequel to Fighters Destiny (the title now without the s in 'Fighters') has you again taking your created fighter up the ranks by competing in a number of challenging 1 on 1 battles.
This run employs various ways to win encounters in a single round by gaining more points than the enemy. As speed is the goal, the opponent is usually taken down before getting the chance to score points. Since all characters are identical in terms of speed, Saeki is used as he is the default character.

Published on 6/22/2017
Take a collection of fist-fighters, wrestlers and martial arts experts, and combine them into one tournament. But instead of simply depleting the health bar, you must win points depending on how you defeat an opponent; for example, ring-outs are 1 point, special moves 4 points and counters for special moves 2 points.
This run employs various ways to win encounters in a single round by gaining more points than the enemy. As speed is the goal, the opponent is usually taken down before getting the chance to score points. Ryuji is used because of his extremely fast counter-throw.
This is an improvement of 0.89 seconds over the previous movie, thanks to better luck manipulation.

Published on 1/2/2007
A Nintendo 64 installment to the Mortal Kombat series. This run aims for a fast and entertaining completion of the Master II destiny match.
Note: This movie is unofficially rated "PG-13" for having lots of blood and gibs. Viewer discretion is advised.

Published on 6/1/2022
Mortal Kombat 4 is the 4th installment of the popular and influential fighting game. Most of the gameplay is similar to the previous titles, except this time it's with 3D models.
In this TAS, KusogeMan plays through the Master II tournament on Endurance mode, meaning all the damage taken gets transferred over to the next match.
Note: This movie is unofficially rated "PG-13" for having lots of blood. Viewer discretion is advised.
Game:
Mortal Kombat 4

Genres:
Fighting
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.3.2

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

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

Published on 5/13/2015
Super Smash Bros. began a series of games that mixes characters from several Nintendo-made games into a unique fighting game. It relies not on wearing down the opponent's "life" but increasing damage until he or she can be literally knocked off the stage. Wildly popular, this game has inspired many lazy days of casual multiplayer gaming but also intense competitive tournaments that happen to this day.
This is the first speed-oriented TAS of this game to be published here. DennisBalow shows off super fast gameplay with Kirby on the hardest difficulty. The Japanese version was used for even faster attacking and movement speed.
We also have a Fox run that aims for entertainment instead of speed.

Published on 8/12/2017
Super Smash Bros. began a series of games that mixes characters from several Nintendo-made games into a unique fighting game. It relies not on wearing down the opponent's "life" but increasing damage until he or she can be literally knocked off the stage. Wildly popular, this game has inspired many lazy days of casual multiplayer gaming but also intense competitive tournaments that happen to this day.
In this run, Isotarge & Mittenz team up and tackle the two timed bonus games with all unlockable characters.
Due to regional differences between releases of this game, the authors ran through both the Japanese and North American games. Ultimately, the Japanese version was deemed faster and published, but the North American run is available too. See the submission thread for more details, and for higher resolution encodes.

Published on 5/11/2021
Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo 64 (usually referred to as Smash 64) is the first installment in the Super Smash Bros. series, developed by HAL Laboratory, directed by Masahiro Sakurai, published by Nintendo and released in 1999. The game became a commercial success, spawning various sequels on future Nintendo consoles, with many of the games in the franchise still having thriving competitive scenes to this day.
This movie is focused on entertainment, beating 1P Mode on Very Hard difficulty as Fox McCloud while defeating opponents in the most technical and stylish ways possible. This movie obsoletes the predecessor movie as it is seen as being more entertaining.
Another movie, which aims for fastest completion time instead, can be watched here. There is also a movie that aims to complete all the "Board the Platforms" and "Break the Targets" bonus stages with all characters that can be watched here.

Published on 1/22/2009
"The President has been kidnapped by ninjas! Are you a bad enough dude to rescue the President?"
The answer is a resounding "yes", though we're not sure if Karnov counts as a ninja or not.
In this run, Kirkq utilizes obscure and unusual jump patterns to move quickly. During the game's lengthy scrolling sections, optimization shifts more toward entertainment.

Published on 4/17/2016
Battletoads (1991) is a futuristic beat 'em up game known for its extreme difficulty spread over 12 difficult levels. The mechanics in the game also change drastically from level to level, making the game one of the hardest and most varied for the NES.
In this game, the second most diabolical evil genius in the universe, The Dark Queen, has kidnapped Princess Angelica and Pimple - a battletoad. Rash and Zitz must save them by traveling through the most insane multilevel set of plans ever designed. This includes falling down huge shafts, racing through obstacle courses at breakneck speeds, riding on snakes through a massive maze of spikes, passing through a killer ventilation system, navigating through a missile defense system, climbing a never ending revolving tower, and much much more. Along the way, the Battletoads must also face off against an evil army of robots, genetically engineered rodents, and The Dark Queen herself.
In this run, feos, Alyosha, and Samsara improved upon the previous publication by 02:39.34 using many new tricks and glitches.

Published on 10/13/2017
Battletoads (1991) is a futuristic beat 'em up game known for its extreme difficulty spread over 16 difficult levels. The mechanics in the game also change drastically from level to level, making the game one of the hardest and most varied for the NES.
In this game, the second most diabolical evil genius in the universe, The Dark Queen, has kidnapped Princess Angelica and Pimple - a battletoad. Rash and Zitz must save them by traveling through the most insane multilevel set of plans ever designed. This includes falling down huge shafts, racing through obstacle courses at breakneck speeds, riding on snakes through a massive maze of spikes, passing through a killer ventilation system, navigating through a missile defense system, climbing a never ending revolving tower, and much much more. Along the way, the Battletoads must also face off against an evil army of robots, genetically engineered rodents, and The Dark Queen herself.
In order to make the game a bit easier, its creators embedded some secret warp zones to skip a few early levels in their entirety. But that simply wasn't good enough for MESHUGGAH, feos & Koh1fds; they decided to travel directly to level 3, where they invent their own warp and skip right to the grand finale. They took a glitch found in this TAS and exploited it even further, to the point where the Dark Queen just gives up and returns Angelica and Pimple, going off to hatch an even more evil plan for next time. The glitch is done by breaking the game execution and sending it right to the game ending.
This run conquers the predecessor movie by 00:00.85 seconds by using a more accurate core and a newly discovered void jump trick.

Watch a resync of this run being played back on a real console.

Published on 8/18/2020
Battletoads (1991) is a futuristic beat 'em up known for its graphics and extreme difficulty. The story is that the sexy Dark Queen who wants to rule the universe has kidnapped Princess Angelica and a toad named Pimple. Two other toads, Rash and Zitz, attempt to rescue them and defeat the Dark Queen.
This run has two players and does not use warps.
As always, a bug on level 11 prevents player 2 from moving, so he gets a game over for that level. Player 1 plays level 11 alone and player 2 comes back for level 12. This is a bug in Battletoads itself.
Lobsterzelda improves the previous movie by 00:11.10 seconds.
You can watch this run being played back on a real console.

Published on 8/25/2020
Battletoads (1991) is a futuristic beat 'em up known for its graphics and extreme difficulty. The story is that the sexy Dark Queen who wants to rule the universe has kidnapped Princess Angelica and a toad named Pimple. Two other toads, Rash and Zitz, attempt to rescue them and defeat the Dark Queen.
Maybe you thought Battletoads was a game full of amphibians, but it is actually full of bugs. Those beta testers really should have spent a little more time on this game...
In this run, Lobsterzelda improves the previous movie by 4.13 seconds, thanks to better optimisation and recently found tricks. Please read the author's comments for more details.
To see the game broken even further with the use of memory corruption, watch this run.
You can watch this run being played back on a real console.

Published on 11/5/2020
Battletoads & Double Dragon: The Ultimate Team is an action packed beat 'em up crossover that features essentially the same physics as Battletoads. Together, these heroes must defeat the Shadow Boss, the Dark Queen, and an assortment of other baddies.
Lobsterzelda and feos improve the previous movie by 1 minute and 13.58 seconds, thanks to better optimisation and newly discovered tricks. Please read the authors' comments for more details.

Published on 7/21/2007
Continuing the trend of NES games based on popular Japanese TV shows, Jetman is apparently about multi-colored heroes and robots duking it out. No, it's not Power Rangers.
This movie probably qualifies for "Quickest Giant Robot Fights."

Published on 9/5/2017
Crash 'n' the Boys: Street Challenge is part of the Kunio-kun series. Kunio is the protagonist of the series and the guardian of Nekketsu High School. His name has been localized in a variety of ways: "Crash" Cooney in this game, Mr. K in Renegade, Sam in Super Dodge Ball, and Alex in River City Ransom. In this game, representatives of the high schools compete in five no-holds-barred events.
In this run, inzult improves the predecessor movie by GuanoBowl by 03:18.56 minutes.

Published on 9/3/2016
Set in a post-apocalyptic New York, Double Dragon is the story of Billy and Jimmy Lee, twin brothers trained in the fighting style of Sou-Setsu-Ken. Together, they manage a small martial arts training school, teaching their students in self-defense. One day, Billy's girlfriend, Marian, is kidnapped off the street by the "Black Warriors", a savage street gang led by a man named Willy. The Black Warriors demand the Lee brothers disclose their martial arts secrets in exchange for Marian's freedom. The Lee brothers set out on a rescue mission to crush the Black Warriors and save Marian.
Released on many systems, this game was so popular that they even released it for cellular phones and made a board game. Even a Hollywood movie has been made.
Alyosha improves the previous publication by 7.19 seconds, thanks to a completely different experience route in order to get the elbow attack earlier in Mission 4.

Watch a resync of this run being played back on a real console.

Published on 11/11/2013
Double Dragon II: The Revenge is a beat'em-up game starring Billy (or Bimmy, depending on the game version) and Jimmy Lee in a quest to get revenge on a gang for killing Billy's girlfriend. Their journey starts on city streets, but it eventually goes to a variety of places like a helicopter, a dark forest, a haunted mansion, and a final fight bordering on the supernatural. You must play the hardest difficulty, Supreme Master, in order to reach the true final boss.
One interesting feature of the game is that some very powerful moves can only be used from a crouching position, usually after landing from a jump or getting up from a knockdown. This is why you see the player jump so frequently.
This run by Xipo plays the game with only 1 player. It is slower than the two-player run largely because it can't use tricks like the two players hitting each other with flying knees. However, there are still some interesting tricks and strategies in this movie well worth watching.
Watch this run get played back on a real NES.

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

Watch a resync of this run being played back on a real console.

Published on 5/28/2017
In this movie, the author speeds through the game, beating up all the bad guys quickly and efficiently, making full use of each character — and killing them off when they are no longer useful. The characters' special abilities are abused to provide some unorthodox shortcuts.
This is the author's 4th version and is an improvement of about 6.46 seconds over his previous movie.

Published on 12/22/2021
This is a platform beat 'em up based on the anime series Hokuto no Ken. According to the manual, Kenshirou, the main character, has to save the people from the evil Emperor Heaven. The game itself, however, features no story whatsoever, but a lot of platform action instead. You have to run quickly through the levels (there is a time limit), punching and kicking your enemies, causing them to fly away or to explode. Occasionally you will meet a boss, visit secret areas behind doors and collect various power-ups.
Lucky Bacon improves the previous movie by 1 minute and 12.82 seconds. Please read the author's comments for more details.
There is also a run of the precursor to this game.

Published on 12/20/2022
Godzilla: Monster of Monsters! is the first Godzilla video game for the NES. In this game, you play as both Godzilla and Mothra as they travel across planets to beat various other monsters such as Hedorah, Gigan, and King Ghidorah. On each planet are many alien armies that are there to stop you from reaching the monster that controls each planet. To portray this, each planet is shown as a virtual gameboard with Godzilla and Mothra on one end and the enemy monster on the other. Each space is either empty, has an alien army, or has an enemy monster. You level up by destroying anything that gets in your way, and you progress to the next planet by defeating an enemy monster in one-on-one combat.
In this run, SpaceColonizer opts to play the "Destr0y All M0nsters" mode using a special password. Here, all the enemy monsters in the game are on one board and are set to their endgame levels while Godzilla and Mothra are at level 8. The mode is considered complete when all the enemy monsters on the board are defeated. You can read the author's notes for more details.

Published on 5/4/2022
Karate Champ is a fighting game with a more unconventional scoring system. Instead of a traditional lifebar, a point or half-point is given to whoever hits first in the round. The person that earns two points first wins the match.
ShesChardcore karate kicks her way through ten stages of opponents in this run.
Game:
Karate Champ

Genres:
Fighting
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.8

Published on 10/3/2009
Kung Fu (1985) is a simple beat-'em-up game in which the protagonist known as Thomas has 5 floors of bad guys and bosses to fight through in order to save Sylvia, his girlfriend. Unfortunately, as the final screen tells us, their happiness "does not continue long" — a common arcade trope to make the player beat the game in a second loop.
Phil bested the predecessor movie by over a second thanks to better luck manipulation and decreasing the amount of jumps.
This movie aims for lowest in-game time. The completion times for each floor are: 1552, 1558, 1552, 1545, 1550.

Published on 10/26/2017
Mighty Final Fight is modeled after its arcade cousin Final Fight but features more cartoon-like graphics and lacks multiplayer.
This time, Guy takes on the many enemies that plague Metro City. In addition, he doesn't take any damage, nor does he die. This TAS improves the previous publication that used Haggar by 1 minute and 0.47 seconds.
Watch this run being played back on a real console.

Published on 7/5/2020
The objective is not to beat your opponent... but to humiliate him by winning as fast as possible.
Clock Times:
 Glass Joe       0:42.00    Von Kaiser      0:35.61
 Piston Honda    0:36.97
 
 Don Flamenco    0:14.97    King Hippo      0:37.61
 Great Tiger     0:47.48    Bald Bull       0:52.82
 
 Piston Honda II 0:39.97    Soda Popinski   0:43.48
 Bald Bull II    1:08.48    Don Flamenco II 0:58.00
 Mr. Sandman     2:16.48    Super Macho Man 0:43.25
 
 Mike Tyson      1:58.61
This movie, the 8th publication for this game, improves three fights, totaling a 3.77 second clock time improvement and 97 frames of real time improvement.
No clock stopping glitch in this run, though we have a submission that does exploit this glitch.
Watch this run being played back on a real console.

Published on 11/4/2013
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 7/27/2022
Phred's Cool Punch-Out 2 Turbo is a romhack of Punch-Out!! with tweaked mechanics, new gimmicks, and a couple of new characters. Characters you get to fight include Zelda, Disco Kid from Punch-Out!! for the Wii, and even Doc Louis himself.
DJ Incendration improves his previous run by 16 frames by adjusting the strategy used for the first fight against SW7 Destroyer.

Published on 4/8/2022
Pro Wrestling is a wrestling game in which players can utilize many unique skills and moves to pin their opponent. Another way of winning a match is by ring out: if the opponent remains outside of the ring after the 20th count is made and you don't, you win.
In this run, ShesChardcore improves the previous run by goofydylan8 and Brandon by almost 23 seconds. A large chunk of the time saved comes from winning the first eight matches by pinning the opponents instead of doing ring outs, with the rest of the time saved coming from optimizing the ring outs done in the last eight matches.
And with that, "A WINNER IS YOU".
Game:
Pro Wrestling

Genres:
Fighting
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.8

Published on 12/4/2007
River City Ransom is a goofy game that deserves a goofy TAS. This movie showcases cool tricks and some glitches that don't necessarily result in the fastest completion. We also have a movie which aims for speed.
Selected Quote from the authors:
We looked at previous submissions and demonstrations of this game and tried to include the most entertaining parts of what was available, and add in a few ideas of our own along the way. Hopefully you'll get a kick out of it.
This movie has a full Atlas Map encode, which shows the standard encode overlaid on a zoomed out map.

Published on 12/3/2020
In River City Ransom, Alex and Ryan face off against gangs of students and evil bosses to win their town back and rescue their girlfriends. Several bosses need to be found and beaten before you can enter River City High and beat up the final bad guys (including an obvious imitation of the Double Dragon heroes). The gameplay also has elements of an RPG, where you can level up your character with shop purchases, but none of that is done here.
This is a run that only uses Ryan, who is normally Player 2. This has some very important differences compared to the two-player speedrun. One cutscene is significantly shorter when playing only as Ryan. There is less lag, though there are also fewer glitches and acrobatics. More boss fights, especially at the end, use the boss's superior strength against him, taking advantage of an exploit with kicking trash cans. For more details, see the run's submission comments.
willbobsled improved the predecessor movie by 00:04.71 seconds.
For a River City Ransom movie that concentrates more on goofing around than aiming purely for speed, click here.


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