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A Boy and His Blob: The Rescue of Princess Blobette is a sequel to the NES game with equally silly title. This time, the boy and his obedient friend save a princess, who is caged in a castle tower. The rescue operation is supposedly executed as efficiently as possible, even though it means that the boy needs to sacrifice one of his lives just to save some time.
Published on 11/27/2008

A-mazing Tater is a puzzle game released by Atlus in 1992. It is the sequel to Kwirk, otherwise known as Puzzle Boy in Japan. The player has to guide a small potato to the exit of each level, which is made difficult by a number of obstacles, most notoriously crates.
Published on 5/31/2018
Game:
A-mazing Tater

Genres:
Puzzle
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.2.2

After Burst for Game Boy was released Japan-exclusively by NCS in 1990. Conceptually just a simple 2D shooter it features three modes (normal, 1P VS, 2P VS) of which this run plays the 1P VS mode. To reach this mode's ending, 15 (instead of 30 in normal mode) single-screen stages have to be cleared (all of which are different from the ones in normal mode).
The game features a ballistic bullet mechanic where you can charge each shot to have a higher exit velocity. Since only one player bullet can be visible at a time, the damage that can be done in any given timespan is severely limited, necessitating hitting multiple targets in one shot for best efficiency.
Quite strikingly, this game is plagued by extreme lag, slowing in-game time down significantly and contributing to about 80% runtime of the entire movie (about 4 lag frames per normal frame).
jlun2 improves the previous TAS by 7.74 seconds, thanks to decreasing the downtime between shots by changing their aim.
Published on 4/7/2020
Game:
After Burst

Genres:
Shooter
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.4

After Burst for Game Boy was released exclusively in Japan by NCS in 1990. Conceptually just a simple 2D shooter, it has three modes: Normal, 1P VS, and 2P VS.
The game features a ballistic bullet mechanic where you can charge each shot to have a higher exit velocity. Since only one player bullet can be visible at a time, the damage that can be done in any given timespan is severely limited, necessitating hitting multiple targets in one shot for best efficiency. Quite strikingly, this game is plagued by extreme lag, slowing in-game time down significantly.
This run completes the Normal mode's 30 stages in record time. We also have a run of the 1P VS mode, which has different stages.
Published on 4/18/2020
Game:
After Burst

Genres:
Shooter
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.4

Altered Space is an isometric platformer similar to Solstice for the NES where you play as Humphrey, a brave astronaut. The goal is simply to escape the spaceship without running out of air, which is lost over time or if you get hit. There are items that can be used to stun enemies as well, but aren't seen in this run due to the time it takes to open the item menu.
Published on 1/27/2016

In this port of an arcade game, the eponymous avenging spirit has been summoned by his girlfriend's father to rescue her from a crime syndicate holding her hostage.
As a ghost, the protagonist has the ability to possess enemies with a selection of different abilities, but that's rarely seen in this run.
In order to pull off the rescue, three keys are needed; these are retrieved in this run so as to obtain the best possible ending.
EZGames69 and WarHippy improve the previous TAS by 1612 frames (if emulation differences are not accounted for), thanks to better strategies and optimization.

You can watch the complete run being played back on a console.
Published on 12/6/2020
Game:
Avenging Spirit

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.5.2

Barbie Game Girl is a 2D action platformer video game released in 1992 for the Nintendo Game Boy based on the Barbie doll franchise.
In this platform game, Barbie must find an outfit for her date with Ken. The environment features a shopping mall level, an underwater level and other worlds to explore. The game is also centered on collecting gems and pearls to fend off opponents. Enemies in the game include the usual sharks found in underwater levels in addition to jellyfish. Moving cubes of sugar must also be defeated in the game. The bonus rounds of the game are essentially a Concentration-type game where matching identical cards lead to extra points for the player.
EZGames69 beats the game in record time.
Published on 4/28/2018
Game:
Barbie Game Girl

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.2.2

In this game, some short fat guy decides to prove that the police as well as Batman are incapable of doing their jobs. So he steals Batman's outfit, some of his toys, and brings along with himself advanced military weapon prototypes to wipe out the Joker once and for all till the next game, and save Gotham city.
This run starts off with walking by enemies, showing how incompetent criminals are at firing guns. It proceeds to aerial combat a bit reminiscent of Gradius, further demonstrating that even when criminals fire, their weapons are no match for Batman's Batwing, even when piloted by a Batman impostor. The big finale here shows that as evil as the Joker is, he like all others cannot withstand rocket grenades indefinitely.
Published on 12/28/2009
Game:
Batman

Genres:
Platform
Shooter
A/V files:
A/V file via Mirror
Emulator Version:
VBA

Batman returns to stop the Joker's latest insane criminal plot once again, 00:03.55 seconds faster than the last time! (See this submission's movie discussion for more explanation, though, of why the final time appears to be slower in this movie.)
This game is one of those grappling hook games, with which Batman can just swing through areas quickly. Different strategies for level 2 and a more optimized fight with the Joker contribute to this submission's improvement.

You can watch the complete run played back on console
Published on 11/3/2020

Batman: The Animated Series is a side scrolling beatem up game for the Nintendo Gameboy developed and published by Konami. Each level has Batman and Robin fighting a different villian in the Batman franchise, which includes Joker, Mr Freeze, Poison Ivy, and the Penguin.
Exonym completes the game in record time.
Published on 8/22/2021
Emulator Version:
BizHawk-2.6.2-win-x64

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 2/15/2020
Game:
Battletoads

Genres:
Fighting
Platform
Emulator Version:
BizHawk V. 2.3.3

Similar to the NES game of the same name, Rad Spencer must defeat evil using only his grappling hook hand and various big guns. The author abuses the grappling hook to move very quickly and through seemingly solid floor.
Published on 11/12/2007
Game:
Bionic Commando

Genres:
Platform
A/V files:
A/V file via Mirror
Emulator Version:
VBA

Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon R is a sidescrolling action game centered around the second story arc of the Sailor Moon anime and manga. You have your choice of character between Sailor Moon, Sailor Mercury, Sailor Mars, Sailor Jupiter, Sailor Venus and Chibiusa to battle against the Black Moon Clan. The game has two modes, one containing the full story and the other focusing only on the platforming sections.
In this run, jlun2 chooses the platforming mode and jumps across the Sailor Moon world, finishing this relatively obscure game in a little over 6 minutes.
Published on 5/2/2013
A/V files:
A/V file via Mirror
Emulator Version:
BizHawk-1.4.1

Black Castle is a homebrew game by User0x7f inspired by Castlevania and Fortress of Fear. There are 4 weapons for the player to use to fight through 4 levels of sidescroller platforming, each ending with a boss fight.
CasualPokePlayer uses the mace weapon and a bit of lag reduction to clear the castle's 4 levels in record time.

You can watch the complete run played back on console
Published on 6/5/2021
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.5.1

Boomer must traverse the 8-story Tower of Zoozoon to defeat the dark lord Zoozoon himself. By digging, trapping enemies, and finding useful items such as keys and roller skates, he can regain control of ASMIK World from the clutches of the evil Zoozoon.
This is an improvement of 00:49.66 seconds compared to the previous publication thanks to better optimization.

This TAS has been console verified, you can watch the playback here
Published on 9/7/2021
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.6.2

Boxxle is one of several takes of the classic Soko-Ban (1982), where the goal is to move a number of blocks to target locations. Due to the way movement works in the maze-like environments, the puzzles require some logic to complete.
Jigwally completes all 108 puzzles in this movie, using the fastest known solutions.
If you're looking for more block pushing action, take a look at Sokoban DS for a more modern take of Sokoban.
Published on 7/26/2017
Game:
Boxxle

Genres:
Puzzle
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.11.9.1

In this sequel to Boxxle, Willy's girlfriend has been kidnapped by a UFO and now he wants to earn enough money to buy a rocket and rescue her. And what better way is there to earn money than pushing crates? And there are lots of crates to be pushed in all 120 levels of the game. The new levels are the major difference between Boxxle II and its predecessor as there are no graphical changes to speak of. To solve all these levels, you'll once again have to push crates onto certain spots, which is made difficult by the fact that you can only push but not pull them so that it can easily happen that you push a crate into a dead end or block your own way. A password records your progress, but there is no battery to save your self-created levels.
Published on 2/3/2018
Game:
Boxxle II

Genres:
Puzzle
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.2.1

Bubble Ghost, a game ported to many platforms, has the player, as a ghost, guide a bubble through a house by blowing at it; if the bubble hits anything at all it pops and the player loses a life. If that sounds difficult, well, it is - but that doesn't stop this run from making it look easy.
This movie appears to be slower than the previous publication; however, this is due to more accurate emulation. It is in fact faster by around 25.3 seconds than the previous publication, thanks to a new trick and better optimisation in many places. Please read the author's comments for more details.
Published on 9/10/2016
Game:
Bubble Ghost

Genres:
Action
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 1.11.6

Buster Brothers, also known as Pang, is a well-known series of puzzle games. This is the first release of the series, ported to the Game Boy. The Author decided to pick the GB version for TASing because the levels are simpler, which makes the run shorter and easier to optimize.
The plot is rather simple. Some "bubbles" are attacking the Earth and you must travel across the world busting them. The game has 50 stages divided into 17 locations: Mt. Fuji, Mt. Keirin, Emerald Temple, Australia, Taj Mahal, Leningrad, Paris, London, Barcelona, Athens, Egypt, Kenya, New York, Maya, Antartica and Easter Island. It offers the option to start from Leningrad and thus skip 18 levels. However, p4wn3r ignored this and went through all the levels to show the entire game.
Published on 12/30/2012
Game:
Buster Brothers

Genres:
Puzzle
Emulator Version:
VBA

In this second outing for Castlevania on the Game Boy, Simon's ancestor Christopher must defeat 5 castles, rescue his son, and destroy Dracula yet again. Featuring exceptional boss strategies and clever damage management the author dominates this handheld game.
scrimpeh improves the previous publication by 24.52 seconds (after accounting for emulation differences), thanks to new strategies, damage routes and better optimisation. Please read the author's comments for more details.
Published on 12/16/2018

This Konami-"disowned" Castlevania title follows the earliest Belmont, Sonia, as she attempts to thwart Dracula for the first time. We also meet his son Alucard for the first time. The 5 optional Belmont Treasures are collected in this movie, which enables a secret ending after the credits with mysterious implications.
strizer86 breezes through the game by whipping enemies, climbing ropes strangely, and screenwrapping around Dracula's castle. The author beats the previous run by 1:53.92 minutes, owing to careful lag management, judicious use of Burning Mode, and a variety of new tricks.
Published on 9/15/2020

Catrap is a platform/puzzle game where a boy and girl work through a series of 100 puzzles. This breaks a curse and returns them to human form. Completing each level involves climbing ladders and moving blocks so that each enemy can be defeated. A rewind function is present for trail+error attempts to get to the solutions. But that feature isn't needed here.
This run makes clever use of the switch mechanics. Switch can't be used immediately after defeating an enemy, so other actions are performed while the enemy falls off the screen. Attacking from the ladder is slightly faster, the author uses this and other similar tricks to help save time.
This is an improvement of 02:23.32 minutes if BIOS time is factored out.

You can watch this TAS being played on real hardware here
Published on 5/30/2021
Game:
Catrap

Genres:
Platform
Puzzle
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.6.1

Contra: The Alien Wars is the third entry in the Contra series. Like its predecessors, it is a predominantly side-scrolling shooter with a heavy emphasis on action. The protagonist can fire in eight directions when standing still. New abilities include climbing on walls, grabbing poles and navigating tanks. Parts of scenery can be destroyed. Originally released on the SNES, this version of the game was released on the Game Boy in 1994.
ThunderAxe31 makes quick work of this game, jumping and shooting his way through aliens as fast as possible.
Published on 7/3/2017
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.12.1

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

Cosmo Tank is a space tank battle game. You're the commander of the tank 'Tiger a-1' and your mission is to fight on land and in space against the Master Insect and his minions. The game features both top-down levels and first person levels in which you can freely move around in all directions. Settings feature both open outdoor environments, caves and space. Slowly upgrade your cannon and armor as you progress for more firepower and the ability to sustain more hits.
Published on 1/2/2013
Game:
Cosmo Tank

Genres:
Action
Shooter
Emulator Version:
VBA

Daedalian Opus is an early puzzle game for the Game Boy where the player must solve jigsaw puzzles with pentominoes (5-block shapes instead of the familiar 4-block tetromino). The player is awarded new pieces to use periodically to help with the more complex later levels.
Jigwally solves this game's puzzles with custom software that employs the Dancing Links algorithm to find exact covers (solutions) for each jigsaw. The author analyzed and chose the overall fastest solution for each puzzle, and completed the game in record time.

This run can be seen played back on a real Game Boy Player here!
Published on 7/28/2021
Game:
Daedalian Opus

Genres:
Puzzle
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.6.1

This game is about two bumbling idiots fighting over the fate of the earth: Daffy Duck, savior of mankind, and Marvin the Martian, hero of Mars.
In this TAS, Scepheo & MUGG helps Daffy Duck fight Marvin by leading him through the parallel galaxy of Glitch-on, cutting Marvin off before he can reach Earth in only two minutes! If you're looking for a glitch festival, you'll definitely want to watch this movie!
If you're looking for more Duck Dodgers action, see the run of the SNES version.
Published on 9/1/2015

Daiku no Gen-san: Robot Teikoku no Yabou is a Gameboy platformer with some very impressive graphics and a variety of gameplay mechanics. This time around, the titular character, Gen, has to save his girlfriend from a vile robot army.
Alyosha defeats said army in record time.

You can watch the complete run being played back on a console.
Published on 2/11/2021

This version of Donkey Kong (informally known as Donkey Kong '94, due to its 1994 release date) follows the same premise as the original game from the 1980s, in that Mario is tasked with rescuing Pauline from the eponymous Donkey Kong. Besides adding over 90 additional stages to the original 4 stages, this release also introduces many new game-play mechanics which both help and hinder Mario from reaching his goal. Some of these new elements are patterned off concepts from other Mario games including Donkey Kong Jr., SMB, SMB 2 (USA), and SMB 3.
DrD2k9 throws barrels at DK and rescues Pauline in record time.

You can watch the complete run being played back on a console.
Published on 8/2/2020

Jealous about the success of Donkey Kong Country for the fancy 16-bit system, Cranky arranges for King K Rool to once again steal Kong's Banana Hoard, this time on a 8-bit system. It's yet again up for Donkey and Diddy to get them back!
This run aims to find all the bonuses and does that with an in game time of 31:09.
Published on 6/22/2013

In what is essentially a port of Donkey Kong Country 2 to the Game Boy, Diddy Kong and his girlfriend must rescue Donkey Kong from Captain K. Rool. Along they way they are distracted by a copious amount of shiny coins and other miscellaneous tasks.
This movie achieves 100% completion, which is the maximum allowable by the game.
Alyosha improves the previous TAS by 2 minutes and 3.05 seconds, thanks to better optimisation, but also thanks to using an intended shortcut.
Published on 11/8/2020

Dr. Franken is a video game released for Game Boy and Super NES by Elite Systems in 1992. It was titled The Adventures of Dr. Franken for the SNES in the United States. The game features Franky, one of the many creations of Dr Von Frankenbone. Franky has awoken to find his love, Bitsy, has vanished. Discovering the other evil creations of the castle has taken Bitsy and left pieces of her around the castle, Franky must find his way through the many levels and put Bitsy back together.
Flip makes his way throughout the castle and puts Bitsy back together in record time.
Published on 9/13/2017
Game:
Dr. Franken

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.1.1

It is several years after the death of Dr. Von Frankenbone, and things around the castle are starting to fall apart. The electricity bill hasn't been paid in some time, and now the Frankenstein-like character Franky needs to find the cash to pay it off. The locals have trapped Franky inside the late doctor's private manor, and he must escape and piece together the golden tablet depicting his beautiful girlfriend Bitsy in order to pay the bills.
Dr. Franken II is a side-scrolling platformer that places you in control of Franky as he searches far and wide for the pieces of the golden tablet, including exotic locales like Egypt and the bottom of the ocean. Like the first Dr. Franken, there are many trap doors, monsters, and other obstacles. Keys are needed to unlock new areas of the game, and they can be found in the far reaches of the level.
The author, Flip, runs and jumps through the levels with precision, completing the tablet and saving Franky's home, improving the previous movie by ~43 seconds.
Published on 1/30/2015
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 1.9.1

Duck Tales is a traditional platform game in which the player takes the role of greedy Scrooge McDuck in search of treasures around the globe. He counts on his three nephews and on other Duck Tales characters to help him in his quest through inospit places such as the Amazononic forest, the African Mines, the Himalayas, Transylvania (where he meets Dracula Duck) and even the Moon.
Each one of them reserves the old duck lots of adventure, different enemies and hidden rooms.
Published on 6/12/2017
Game:
DuckTales

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 1.12.1

Final Fantasy Adventure is the first game of the Seiken Densetsu (聖剣伝説) series, but it does contain some classic Final Fantasy elements. The series is probably best known for the SNES game Secret of Mana. This game was later remade on the Game Boy Advance as Sword of Mana. Its gameplay resembles that of a The Legend of Zelda game, but with level building.
In this run, Touch-me utilizes a glitch to warp across the map, cutting down the completion time by a lot compared to the warpless run. He also improves the previous run in this category by 51:22.57 minutes thanks to a big new warp glitch that allows him to reach the top of the Tower of Gemma early.
Published on 3/9/2011

Final Fantasy Adventure is the first game in the Seiken Densetsu (聖剣伝説) series, a series best known for the Super Nintendo game Secret of Mana. It plays similarly to The Legend of Zelda, with some Final Fantasy elements added.
This run by Atomnium forgoes warps so as to show off more of the game. It also improves upon the previous run by 00:13.47 seconds thanks to improved manipulation and strategies.
Published on 9/27/2012

Final Fantasy Legend II (Sa・Ga2 秘宝伝説, Sa・Ga2 - The Treasure Legend) is a role-playing game developed by Square and is the second game in the SaGa series. You take on the role of one of eight different characters of varying race and gender who leaves on a journey to find his or her lost father and recover the Magi, pieces of a magical statue of the goddess Isis.
In this run, knbnitkr abuses several glitches (including one which can only be performed on the initial Japanese release) to beat the game far quicker than intended. For more information, see the author's comments.
Published on 10/30/2010

Fortified Zone follows heroes Masato Kanzaki and Mizuki Makimura as they infiltrate a... fortified zone.
The gameplay is much more interesting though. The author fully utilizes the ability to switch between the two characters on the fly. Weapons are fired very precisely, and some interesting glitching is used to skip parts of the first two levels.
This run beats the predecessor movie by 00:41.89 seconds.
Published on 7/29/2017
Game:
Fortified Zone

Genres:
Action
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.12.0

Fushigi no Dungeon - Fuurai no Shiren GB - Tsukikage Mura no Kaibutsu, translated as Mystery Dungeon - Shiren the Wanderer - The Monsters of Moonlight Village, is an entry in the Mystery Dungeon series of roguelike games. The game follows Shiren The Wanderer, and his talking weasel Koppa.
CasualPokePlayer improves his previous TAS by 1.45 seconds, thanks to better RNG manipulation. Please read the author's comments for more details.
Published on 3/14/2021

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

Genres:
Shooter
Sport
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.6.3

This is a run for the Game Boy Kid Niki game, which is similar to the first NES title. The game is about a ninja named Yanchamaru whose girlfriend has been kidnapped.
The author, MUGG, uses Yanchamaru's spinning sword liberally in the run, often killing enemies in one hit.
Published on 1/7/2010
Tags:
Best ending
A/V files:
A/V file via Mirror
Emulator Version:
VBA

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

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

Genres:
Action
Puzzle
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.12.2

Gremlins 2: The New Batch ties in with the movie of the same name. Gizmo is trapped inside Clamp Centre by the evil Gremlins. It is up to the player to help him battle his way to the Control Center and rid the city forever of the Gremlin menace.
This game is a side scrolling platform game. Gizmo can equip a variety of weapons from a pencil to a toolbox to use against different Gremlins and other vermin such as spiders, bats and rats. There are also traps that hurt Gizmo. Gizmo can be hit by an enemy or trap multiple times before he loses a life.
We also have a run of the NES adaptation of the movie.
Published on 4/16/2016
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 1.11.6

Hammerin' Harry: Ghost Building Company is the sequel to Hammerin' Harry. This episode has Harry fighting more than just workers. He has to defeat an army of ghosts in a series of environments, including a construction site, a sewer, an airship, a jungle, and finally, the headquarters where he meets the evil ghost building machine.
Alyosha defeats said machine in record time.

You can watch the complete run being played back on a console.
Published on 2/7/2021

Jurassic Park Part 2: The Chaos Continues is a video game and a non-canonical continuation of the Jurassic Park series, developed and published by Ocean Software for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) and Game Boy. The Game Boy version shown here follows a completely different storyline than its SNES counterpart.
In it, the player controls Grant, whose vehicle at Jurassic Park has stopped functioning as the result of an intentional power outage. Grant moves through a rain forest and later takes a raft down a river, where he encounters aquatic reptiles. Grant ultimately reaches Jurassic Park's headquarters, where most of the power remains off.
Hetfield90 and StarvinStruthers run and shoot through the game in record time.
Published on 11/19/2016

Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru (カエルの為に鐘は鳴る, "For the Frog the Bell Tolls") is a Japanese-only action-adventure game with RPG elements. In this funny, cool, and unique game, Prince Sabure is on a journey to save the Mille-Feuille Kingdom and its beautiful princess before his rival does. Along the way, he gains the ability to transform into a frog and a snake and can use these new powers to make it to the overtaken castle even faster.
The rival, Prince Richard, is known as one of the characters who make an appearance in The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening.
In this movie, author Ryuto uses a few tricks and even death as a shortcut to help him beat the game in under an hour and a half.
Published on 10/23/2009

Kid Dracula (also known as Akumajou Special - Boku Dracula-kun) is simultaneously a remake and sequel to the Famicom game, which was only released in Japan. As a spinoff of the Castlevania series, this game is much more light-hearted, and features a quirky array of enemies that range from the standard skeletons, witches and ghouls to... ghosts, giant robots and aliens!?
Hetfield90 and StarvinStruthers improve the previous publication by around 27.3 seconds, thanks to much better optimisation.
Published on 8/21/2015
Game:
Kid Dracula

Genres:
Action
Platform
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.11.0

There's trouble in Dream Land! The self-appointed King Dedede has stolen all of his subjects' food for a midnight feast. Kirby, a resident of Dream Land, bravely sets out to stop the gluttonous penguin and recover the food.
This first game in the Kirby series predates Kirby's ability to absorb enemy powers. He goes on to gain that ability in the second game in the series.
This run, a 34 second improvement over the previous movie, uses the 'Extra Game' password (up+select+A at title screen), which makes the enemies and bosses much more aggressive and damaging than usual.
Published on 5/29/2010

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
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 1.8.1

Kirby is a little round thing, and like Sonic, makes for an excellent pinball. Kirby must navigate through three boards to defeat his usual foes by knocking into them repeatedly, with the help of traditional pinball flippers.
This movie skips most of the normal pinball aspects of the game and goes right to the bosses. Clever luck manipulation is used to position them perfectly for optimal damage from Kirby.

A resync of this movie has been console verified using GBI.
Published on 6/26/2008
A/V files:
A/V file via Mirror
Emulator Version:
VBA

Knight Quest is a rare RPG for the Game Boy. In it, you take control of a 14-year-old boy named Will who sets out to defeat baddies and save a princess. Nothing groundbreaking to see here, move along...
This run was created by DarkKobold while he was testing the game out as a potential candidate for Dream Team Contest 4. For more details, please see the author's notes.
Published on 10/2/2011
Game:
Knight Quest

Genres:
RPG
A/V files:
A/V file via Mirror
Emulator Version:
VBA

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 10/1/2011

Kwirk the Chilled Tomato was exploring with his girlfriend when she suddenly disappeared! To find her, Kwirk must travel through puzzles consisting of turnstiles, pushable blocks, and pits which must be filled before crossing. Sometimes his friends are available to lend a hand.
This movie completes all 30 levels of the "Going Up?" mode.
This improved version beats the predecessor movie by 11 steps.

A basic resync of the TAS for loading times has been console verified
Published on 2/7/2020
Game:
Kwirk

Genres:
Puzzle
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.3.3

Last Action Hero is a platform game based on the film of the same name. Action hero Jack Slater must make his way through each stage while collecting movie tickets and beating up any bad guys who stand in his way.
The game includes two driving stages in which tickets are found floating above the road and by ramming enemy cars. A speed booster can also be picked up to allow Jack to finish the stage faster.
TehBerral improves his old run by 00:27.78 seconds, thanks to better optimization and luck manipulation. Read the author's comments for more details.
Published on 6/14/2015
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.9.4

Little Master is a Japan only strategy RPG. Normally, it'd be a long and winding game.
This TAS makes it look like a walk in the park, albeit, a very large park.
Published on 11/26/2009

In this special episode of Looney Tunes, Bugs, Daffy, Tweety, Porky, Taz, Speedy Gonzales, and the Road Runner decide to rip off popular games such as Atomic Runner, Sonic the Hedgehog & Gradius. They do this by going through this Sunsoft classic as fast as possible so that they don't die from all of the ripoffs. This has led to some... strange results.
Published on 11/2/2009

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 6/6/2015
Game:
Master Karateka

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

This time Wily is back, or actually forwards – in time that is; where he plans to destroy the future and bring back technology to destroy the past. Join Mega Man as he too travels to the future to prevent Wily and face his greatest enemy yet.
This run has fewer major glitches than some other Mega Man runs on this site, but it still has the same classic action, and it pulls off some very unlikely maneuvers that are enjoyable to watch.
Tremane & Noxxa beat the previous record by 00:16.96 seconds, mostly due to improved RNG and strategy changes.

You can watch the complete run being played back on a console.
Published on 12/15/2018

Mega Man III, known as Rockman World 3 (ロックマンワールド3) in Japan, is the third Mega Man game for Game Boy, released in December 1992. The game continues the quest of the protagonist, Mega Man, in a never-ending struggle with his long-time nemesis, Dr. Wily. As with previous Game Boy releases, the game incorporates gameplay elements and bosses from two sequential Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) games: Mega Man 3 and Mega Man 4.
For those of you who enjoy listening to the music, the background music in this one is quite good, and the sound quality is much better than previous Mega Man games for the system.
This is an improvement to the predecessor movie by 265 frames, which translates to 225 frames if you only count actual gameplay. This is the result of difference in loading times between VBA and BizHawk.
Published on 9/3/2016
Game:
Mega Man III

Genres:
Action
Platform
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 1.11.4

Mega Man IV, known as Rockman World 4 (ロックマンワールド4) in Japan, is the fourth installment of the Mega Man handheld series. The game continues the quest of the protagonist, Mega Man, in a never-ending struggle with his arch-nemesis, Dr. Wily. As with previous Game Boy releases, the game incorporates gameplay elements and bosses from two sequential Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) games: Mega Man 4 and Mega Man 5.
This is an improvement to the predecessor movie by 00:57.90 seconds.
Published on 2/1/2017

This is the final installment of classic Mega Man games on the Game Boy, and the first Super Game Boy Mega Man game. Unlike the four earlier Game Boy games which copied a lot from their NES counterparts, Mega Man V has all new enemies and bosses: you fight the Stardroids, robots from outer space named after the planets of the solar system (note that Pluto was considered a planet at the time). Unlike every other classic Mega Man game, Dr. Wily is not the final boss and our hero uses the Mega Arm instead of the Mega Buster.
Tremane and Noxxa improve the previous movie by 41.83 seconds, thanks to overall better lag management, sub-pixel optimisation, as well as new tricks and strategy changes.
Published on 12/19/2017
Game:
Mega Man V

Genres:
Action
Platform
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.11.8.1 / BizHawk 2.2.1

This game, also known as Rockman World (ロックマンワールド), is the first of a GB series of Mega Man games.
The Game Boy series is a little different from the NES series in that there are only four Robot Masters to fight at the start. Those four are borrowed from the NES game of the same number, while four more Robot Masters from the next NES game guard Dr. Wily’s fortress. Game Boy Wily also likes to have a backup fortress in space after his first one is beaten. Another recurring concept in the Game Boy games is a ninth robot boss unique to the game who gives you a new weapon that is usually the only weapon effective against the final boss.
The authors, Tremane and Noxxa, improved the previous movie by 1.59 seconds (disregarding the GBC bootup), thanks to better optimisation and lag reduction.
See this movie played on a console via Game Boy Interface.
Published on 5/2/2020

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

Mickey's Dangerous Chase is a simple platformer for the GameBoy. You can play as either Mickey or Minnie and the goal is to get back a present that Pete stole. The character can walk, jump, and pickup blocks and throw them. It heavily resembles Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers for the NES except with some autoscrollers with vehicles.
This run is 174 frames faster than the previous movie. The time appears longer due to more accurate loading emulation.
Published on 6/13/2020
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.4.2

This run demonstrates Minesweeper's Last level of 7 missions being destroyed by Kiske in just under 30 seconds. In fact, the face at the top of the screen is so impressed it's constantly in awe.
This also beats the previous run by 00:00.33 seconds.
Published on 2/19/2014
Game:
Minesweeper

Genres:
Puzzle
Emulator Version:
VBA-SVN421

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 12/30/2012

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 10/26/2010
Game:
Mortal Kombat II

Genres:
Fighting
A/V files:
A/V file via Mirror
Emulator Version:
VBA 1.7.2 v21

Mouse Trap Hotel is a Game Boy game developed by Imagineering (Who are known for the fantastic title: Bart vs. the Space Mutants) and published by Electro Brain/Milton Bradley in 1992.
The story's premise follows a mouse named Maxie who's visiting a hotel to meet up with his girlfriend. There's one small catch. The hotel is littered with mouse traps.

With some basic edits, this movie has been resynced in GBC-in-GBA mode and played back on real console: watch the video here.
Published on 11/12/2020
Game:
Mouse Trap Hotel

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.4.2

Ninja Gaiden Shadow (aka. Shadow Warriors) is actually a licensed GB port of Shadow of the Ninja on the NES console. Because of this, it is fairly faithful to the original despite starring Ryu Hayabusa, the main character of the Ninja Gaiden series.
In this Gaiden of a gaiden, Ryu Hayabusa manages to defeat Emperor Garuda and save mankind in under 12 minutes, notwithstanding running slower than in other Ninja Gaiden games.
Published on 11/5/2008

This game is one of many ports of an arcade game (there is also a movie of a different version of the game here). In it, an evil force has corrupted all ninjas except for you, and you must defeat the evil force. You have four different weapons, and you can also obtain shadow clones which work similarly to the options from Gradius or the clones from Ninja Gaiden 2.
Sit back and enjoy the fast-paced ninja action and the weapon variety.
Published on 12/12/2006
Game:
Ninja Spirit

Genres:
Action
Platform
Emulator Version:
VBA

Join Abe, your favorite Mudokon, as he runs and jumps his way to victory while in a portable RuptureFarms. On a more serious note, Oddworld Adventures is an attempt to take the popular Oddworld series to the Game Boy, many of the features found in the Playstation version won't be found here.
This run features the use of a pause glitch to allow extreme jumps, saving time from normal platforming or creating otherwise impossible routes to beat the stages in unintended ways.
Published on 8/9/2014
Emulator Version:
BizHawk v1.7.2

The barechested alien crushing ultra macho hero is back, and he's portable this time!
This Contra game combines elements from the original Contra and Super C while adding some elements into one action packed game. Watch our hero cruise through 5 levels of steadily increasing difficulty yet still crushing those aliens in record time.
This movie is a 12 second improvement over the previous movie. Improvements come from use of the homing gun and from a bug that allows horizontal screen wrapping.

A resync of the TAS has been console verified
Published on 5/19/2007
Game:
Operation C

Genres:
Platform
Shooter
Emulator Version:
VBA

Pac-In-Time for the Game Boy was released in 1994 as a port of the DOS version of the game. Pac-In-Time is in turn a re-skin of the game Fury of the Furries for DOS and Amiga, which was licensed to Namco and rereleased with Pac-Man instead. This game is a departure from normal Pac-Man gameplay involving mazes and ghosts, and is instead a platformer.
In this run, watch as slamo demonstrates some furious rope swinging action and so many physics glitches that it'll make you cry. Waka waka.
Published on 11/25/2015
Game:
Pac-In-Time

Genres:
Action
Platform
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 1.11.0

Pingu: Sekai de Ichiban Genki na Penguin (ピングー 世界で1番元気なペンギン) is a video game based on the Swiss children's stop-motion series Pingu. This game, however, was exclusively released in Japan. The game consists of four mini-games showcasing Pingu's daily life, like fishing and playing hockey.
Author dekutony gets through the four mini-games in around 10 minutes.
*noot noot*
Published on 7/1/2015

Pokémon: Blue and Red Version are part of the first generation of the Pokémon franchise. They were developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo in North America in 1998. They feature a 10-year old boy who ventures around the Kanto region and aim to become the Pokémon champion. During his journey, he encounters various monsters, which he can catch to use for battles, or just to fill up his Pokédex.
In this run, MrWint fills the Pokédex without resorting to any glitches and obtains the diploma in both games in less than four hours. Note that Mew isn't caught here; this is because it can only be obtained through either an event or glitches.

The official encodes feature commentary by the author as soft subtitles. In addition, the downloadable encodes feature additional audio tracks: The first (default) track features audio from both games, while the second and third tracks feature audio from Blue and Red, respectively.
There's also an alternate encode provided by the author which features a detailed overlay.
Published on 5/6/2016

Pokémon is a phenomenon that made itself very famous in a short time a few years ago. Pokémon Blue is part of the first generation of the games of that series that were made.
Up until this day, thousands of Pokémon fans have analyzed the games, finding out the exact formulae of how each battle situation in these games works out, how experience and levels and everything works, and what are the most effective ways to battle.

You can watch the complete run played back on console
Published on 8/14/2021

Ash reveals his dark side, using save corruption and direct memory manipulation to catch 64 of the 151 Pokémon in the blink of an eye. Then he beats the game in less than a minute (in-game time) - without ever leaving his own room, bypassing Professor Oak's speech and skipping right to the high praise for his impressive stats.
This run is so glitchy that it's near impossible to follow what's going on without help; reading the author's notes is highly recommended.
Published on 11/11/2020

Pokémon: Red Version is part of the first generation of games within its famous series, known for having a very large number of beneficial glitches. In fact, the game can be completed in less than one minute of in-game time by save data corruption as shown by this run, and it can be completed in around 10 minutes using a more "conventional" glitch, as shown by this run. These runs break the game, and avoid much of the gameplay intended by the developers.
Published on 5/29/2021

Popeye 2, sequel to Popeye, is a Game Boy platformer featuring the cartoon character Popeye the Sailor. The game follows Popeye (and his punching arm) as he ruins Brutus's day, again.
Some delicate control is required to move through the levels without losing speed; in particular, watch for the precise manipulation in the underwater levels.
Eat spinach with every meal!
PPLToast and Atroz5 improve the previous publication by 36.88 seconds
Published on 6/8/2017
Game:
Popeye 2

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.12.0

Prehistorik Man (not to be confused with the game of the same name on the SNES, which is the sequel) was a platform game for the Game Boy, made by Titus Interactive. This game is actually a port of Prehistorik 2, which was made for MS-DOS and Amstrad CPC. Even with the major cuts out from the original PC game, Prehistorik Man seems to still be a rather faithful port, and pulled off some very interesting technical feats for the Game Boy.
CasualPokePlayer and WarHippy complete the game in record time.
See this run played back on the Game Boy Player (using Game Boy Interface) here.
Published on 2/3/2021

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

In Rolan's Curse II, a single player takes control of a brave knight destined to once again destroy King Barius' forces and restore peace to Rolan. This time, however, the player can take along a number of items for a quick boost when they're in big trouble. The player can also level up, perform magic, and fly to certain points on the map. The player can also take along up to three allies and switch between them as the situation warrants.
hejops defeats Lord Barius in record time.
Published on 1/6/2018

Skate or Die - Bad 'N Rad is the only game in the Skate or Die series to be developed by Konami instead of EA. In this game, our unnamed skateboarder shreds through a mix of sidescrolling and top-down levels. There are enemies and bosses after him, who he can attack by jumping in the air and bashing them with his skateboard.
JXQ proves he's both bad and rad as he rolls straight through the obstacles, precisely avoiding damage and making the game look easy.

Note: The encode is missing credits because the game crashes mid-credits.
Published on 2/3/2013
A/V files:
A/V file via Mirror
Emulator Version:
VBA-rr 19

Solomon’s Club is a puzzle platform game with an old clumsy magician who has the power of creating and destroying platforms. And through that power, he saves the world. It is also the Game Boy port of the NES game "Solomon's Key".
ninespaces completes all puzzles in record time.

You can watch the complete run played back on console
Published on 7/6/2021
Tags:
Best ending
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.6.2

Super Mario 4 (also known as Super Mario Land 4) is an unlicensed bootleg game, which is a hack of the Game Boy game Crayon Shin-Chan 4, originally by Bandai. The hack changes a large amount of content. The level design is completely different and is the main subject of the game's criticism due to the borderline unfair increase in difficulty when compared to Crayon Shin-Chan 4. The game has four levels, and each of them is incredibly lengthy.
Published on 4/12/2018
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.2.2

Tatanga is back after being beaten in the regular-mode run of this game, and he kidnapped Princess Daisy again. Daisy is not a pilot, so she is unable to escape from her prison in the sky, despite there being a freely accessible aircraft in the vicinity.
Mario must travel through the four Kingdoms of Birabuto, Muda, Easton, and Chai once again to rescue Daisy. Although this time around, they're packed with much more enemies than before.
This run has much more action than the regular mode of Super Mario Land, due to the increased amount of enemies, yet it is only slightly slower. If you liked TASs of Super Mario Land before now, wait until you see this.

Note: This movie begins from a save state from the end of regular mode in order to access hard mode. There is no other way to access it outside of a hack. We normally do not accept movies which begin from a save state.
Note: This movie requires conversion in order to be played in sync on VBA rerecording v23.
Published on 8/22/2010

Aside from Tetris, Super Mario Land is probably the most well-known cartridge for the original Game Boy. It features a marked departure from traditional Mario enemies and themes, including Sphinxes, seahorses, fists emerging from pipes, Egyptian-themed levels, Chinese-themed levels and UFO-themed levels.
This publication improves on the previous one by 00:04.33 seconds from a new trick that allows Mario to warp around the screen on auto-scrolling levels as well as a new strategy used to end the mandatory bonus game after each world quicker.
If you enjoyed this movie, be sure to see hard mode.

A resync of the TAS has been console verified
Published on 8/19/2012
A/V files:
A/V file via Mirror
Emulator Version:
VBA

This is the second and last true Mario game for the Game Boy. It features unique power-ups like carrots and bubbles, and allows the player to go through each of the worlds in any order. It also meant the first appearance of Wario, who would become a staple character for Nintendo.
This run improves the previous movie by 8 frames thanks to emulation accuracy.
Published on 7/21/2018

This is the second and last true Mario game for the original Game Boy. It has unique power ups like carrots and bubbles and allows the player to go through each of the worlds in any order. It also features the first appearance of Wario, who would become a staple character for Nintendo.
This is a 1 minute and 5 second improvement over the previous movie thanks to newly discovered glitches which can be found in the author's comments.
Published on 9/23/2019

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III - Radical Rescue is the final Turtles game released for the Game Boy. Unlike the other Game Boy Turtles games, it isn't a sidescrolling beat 'em up game, but is actually a Metroidvania by Konami released years before Symphony of the Night. Each Turtle has a unique ability that they can perform. You start as Michaelangelo, and the goal is to rescue the 3 other turtles, Splinter, and April. To do this you must fight several D-List Turtles villains like Scratch and Dirtbag before fighting the big bad (cyber) Shredder who is guarding April.
Published on 2/16/2018

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fall of the Foot Clan is the Turtles' first Game Boy game and is based on the 1987 animated TV series. The Turtles must battle against Krang and Shredder, and save April O'Neil while they're at it.
The game is a platformer with a neat player death mechanic where the player takes control of a new Turtle each time they lose a life, and can regain Turtles (lives) by collecting pizza.
Alyosha speeds up the Turtles' mission by mitigating as much of the game's copious lag as possible.

This run can be seen played back on real console hardware here.
Published on 11/1/2021

Tennis is, as the name implies, Nintendo's version of the sport. Either one player versus a computer opponent or two players will compete in tennis in a more or less standard suite of rules (scoring, sets etc.).
Thanks to a serve glitch and some precise rallying, mugg manages to reach a time of under 5 minutes.
Published on 2/18/2015
Game:
Tennis

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

Tetris is a puzzle game originally designed and programmed by Alexey Pajitnov. This Game Boy port was included with every system sold, resulting in the game becoming hugely popular.
This run by MrWint completes Mode B at level 9 as fast as possible, and improves the previous movie by 00:06.96 seconds. Most of the improvement comes from a glitch where the game copies the top few rows after line clears. For more details, read the submission comments.
Published on 1/23/2015
Game:
Tetris

Genres:
Puzzle
Emulator Version:
BizHawk SVN 8760

An awful lawyer named Tully has kicked The Addams Family out of their house, so it's up to Gomez to throw knives in his face.
Using a glitch that allows the player to warp to the last level, the game is completed in under 2 minutes.
This is an improvement of 00:06.71 seconds over the previous movie. Much of the improvement comes from Gomez using a new route that involves a detour to collect a potion that increases movement speed.
Published on 6/14/2015

The Adventures of Pinocchio is an unreleased puzzle platformer by Bit Managers. Pinocchio goes on a journey to save his master, Geppetto, from the whale.
Baruch solves the puzzles of this game in record time.

This movie obsoletes the seemingly shorter "game end glitch" branch because the "glitch" in question was found to be a level select sequence.
Published on 2/18/2016
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.11.2

In this game, known as Rubble Saver in Japan, you are equipped with a mech and fight your way through 9 levels against aliens and other strange enemies.
This run improves the previous publication by 26.98 seconds (32.98 seconds if the Game Boy start-up is not accounted for), thanks to a newly discovered glitch and better optimisation. Please read the author's comments for more details.
Published on 9/13/2018
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk v2.2.2-Gambatte

This is a run of the Game Boy version of The Blues Brothers. Contrary to the NES counterpart, it features different level design and glitches not found in the NES version (read the author's comments for more details on the glitches). The plot basically remains the same, though.
Jules extensively utilizes a glitch to allow multiple jumps off walls, beating the game in record time.
Published on 1/21/2016

The Bouncing Ball is a homebrew Gameboy game made by HuCABBAGE for the 4th annual GBJam (2015).
In this neat little platformer with no music, thus only sound effects, you are in control of a little ball, which is constantly bouncing around. Your goal is to bounce through all the 50 unique levels by collecting every heart you can find on your way.
The authors improve the previous movie by 00:03.05 seconds.

You can watch the complete run being played back on a console.
Published on 12/5/2020
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.4.2

The Final Fantasy Legend, known in Japan as Makai Toushi SaGa, is a video game released for the Game Boy in December 1989 by Square Co. It is the first game in the SaGa series and the first in the series for the Game Boy.
However, rather than engaging on a long quest of epic proportions, the author decides to just kick in the Japanese edition of the game and breeze through it in about a minute, thanks of the stocked meat glitch.
This run improves the predecessor movie by 00:36.78 seconds with new glitches and menuing optimizations.
Published on 5/14/2017

The Final Fantasy Legend, also known as Makai Toushi SaGa in Japan, is a Game Boy RPG. It is the first entry in the long running SaGa series and has a lot of strange and esoteric mechanics. You can form a team of up to four party members consisting of humans, mutants, and monsters. Each character type get stronger by wildly different means.
Darkman425 completes the game in record time by getting the 4 spheres and defeating Ashura and the Creator. Please read the author's comments for more details.
We also have a movie that uses a warp glitch that skips the vast majority of the game.
You can watch this movie being played back on real console here.
Published on 12/25/2021

The Humans is a kind of a crossbreed between Lemmings and The Lost Vikings. Its gameplay consists of manipulating a number of humans with unique abilities to overcome obstacles (such as dinosaurs or Neanderthals) in order to bring a human to an exit point.
artbreeder employs a number of glitches, particularly one that allows humans to pass through solid walls, to complete the game's hard difficulty mode in record time.

You can watch the console verification of this movie here. For more Humans action, check out the run of the Genesis version.
Published on 12/22/2020
Game:
The Humans

Genres:
Puzzle
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.5.2

The Crash Dummies need to earn some money so they've taken on some odd jobs. And when it comes to Crash Dummies, the odder the better. Although it shares the same name, this game greatly differs from the NES version and other platforms. You play as crash dummy Slick, trying to earn money. The better you do, the more money you earn. If you don't earn enough, you must redo the level. The levels vary with events like diving off a building as a movie stunt, driving a car to test air-bags, skiing down a mountain, etc. Up to two players can play, alternating.
Published on 4/1/2014
Tags:
Best ending
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 1.6.0
Additional Downloads:
(Converted to .lsmv)

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 1994 Disney movie of the same name, The Lion King follows Simba's life as he grows from a lion cub to the ruler of the Pride Lands. Originally published for the Genesis and SNES, the game had several ports with various differences.
In this run of the Game Boy port, Lobsterzelda exploits the game's mechanics to guide Simba from an unruly child to a hero in under 10 minutes.
Published on 8/26/2019
Game:
The Lion King

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
BizHawk V. 2.3.1

The Little Mermaid is an action game by Capcom for the NES and Game Boy. It is a single-player side-scrolling action game where the player controls Ariel on a quest to defeat the evil Ursula, the sea witch.
In this run, StarvinStruthers swims his way through the game as fast as possible.
Published on 3/27/2017
Emulator Version:
BizHawk-1.11.9.1

The Smurfs is a Game Boy sidescroller with much variety to keep one entertained.
The Smurfs was a once popular comic book and TV series that spread across the world in many languages.
While this movie appears to be slower by 9.86 seconds than the previous movie, it is in fact an improvement of around 2.85 seconds when only considering time saves during the levels. This is due to more accurate emulation. Improvements include better optimisation and new tricks.
Published on 11/26/2017

In Tiny Toon Adventures 2 - Montana's Movie Madness, Montana Max has opened a new theatre in Acme Acres, but the only movies he shows are ones where he's the hero, and Buster Bunny is the villain. It's up to Buster Bunny to go into the films and change the plots.
jlun2 improved his previous work by 00:18.65 seconds due to an emulator bug fix & a better final boss fight. You can check the author's commentary to learn more about these improvements.
Published on 4/25/2011

Tiny Toon Adventures: Babs' Big Break was the first Tiny Toon Adventures-related game released on the Nintendo Game Boy.
In this game, the player takes control of the main Tiny Toons as they attempt to stop Montana Max from breaking Babs Bunny's dreams of becoming a big star.
To learn more about the glitches x2poet used in his run, you can look at the author's comments.
Published on 5/11/2011

Tobu Tobu Girl was originally part of the third GBJam game jam and was later fleshed out to this arcade platformer you see here.
Your cat is floating into space and you must jump, dash and flap against the clock to retrieve your pet before it's too late.
Published on 3/31/2019
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.3.1

Based on the famous cartoon series, this game is a simple platformer (similar to some Mario games) that illustrates damage abuse well. The player does not go out of the way to pick up items.
This is a 00:30.28 second improvement over the previous run.
Published on 11/7/2010
Game:
Tom & Jerry

Genres:
Platform
A/V files:
A/V file via Mirror
Emulator Version:
VBA

Trip World (1992) is an aptly named game developed by Sunsoft, a video game company you might know from titles like Gimmick!, Ufouria and Journey to Silius.
It follows a rabbit-like creature called Yacopu on his quest to retrieve the Maita Flower and return peace to the hearts of the people. Along the way he gains abilities like turning into a ball and a big, scary Godzilla-like rabbit.
MUGG's latest improvement is now about 30 seconds faster than the previous version, thanks to new glitches, new routes and better optimization.

You can watch the complete run being played back on a console.
Published on 9/28/2015
Game:
Trip World

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
VBA v24 svn391

Tsuri Sensei is a River King-styled fishing game in which the player competes in a tournament to catch the biggest fish and score the most points.
CasualPokePlayer wins the fishing tournament in record time by buying the most expensive bait and catching the winning fish in a single attempt.

This movie can be watched running on real console hardware here.
Published on 10/26/2021
Game:
Tsuri Sensei

Genres:
RPG
Sport
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.6.3

Uchuu no Kishi Tekkaman Blade (宇宙の騎士 テッカマンブレード, Space Knight Tekkaman Blade) is a game based off the Tekkaman Blade series, where the story involves Space Knights fighting against aliens. As can be seen from this movie, one of them is capable of ninja-style moves, such as jumping, sliding, and using a grapple hook.
Published on 8/6/2008

Volley Fire is a shooter originally released in 1990. The player's objective is to destroy the enemies on the other side of the screen, tactfully aiming shots through moving debris while avoiding any hazards.
In this TAS by MUGG, enemy AI is manipulated to end all the fights in record time.
Published on 1/28/2015

Originally meant as a sequel to the Super Mario Land games, Wario Land eventually proved popular enough in its own right to launch its own series.
Wario, having been kicked out of Mario's castle in his first appearance, decides, in his eternal greed, to search for a statue stolen by the nefarious Captain Syrup and the Black Sugar Gang. This would normally involve questing for hidden treasures and collecting as many coins as he can possibly amass along the way.
Here, however, Wario decides this isn't worth his time and proceeds as quickly as possible towards the final confrontation — going so far as to skip entire levels and otherwise make a mockery of the game engine.
This run is a 02:11.61 improvement over the previous movie through better optimization.

This movie is set to obsolete the seemingly shorter "game end glitch" branch, because the "glitch" in the latter has been proven to be an emulator bug.
Published on 12/22/2014

We're Back! - A Dinosaur's Story was developed by Beam Software Pty., Ltd. and released in 1993. Interestingly, the same game was released in various forms, with four editions released in separate regions: We're Back in the USA, Baby T-Rex in Europe, Agro Saur in Australia, and Bamse in Sweden. The other versions are almost identical except for the graphics; likely they were rushed out to capitalize on popular licenses in different regions.
In this particular version adapted from an animated movie by Steven Spielberg, the player controls Rex (not related to Radical Rex) who must save his three dinosaur friends, Woog, Dweeb and Elsa, from Prof. Screweyes. It's up to Rex to storm the professor's castle and save his imprisoned friends.
Noxxa skates and zips through the game in record time.
Published on 12/27/2016

According to the dates given in the manuals, this game takes place after Wizards & Warriors III, although it was published earlier. Malkil is back at his evil deeds. He has abducted Princess Elaine and taken her to his Fortress of Fear. It's up to Kuros to save her.
ventuz improves the previous movie by 1139 frames if emulation differences are not accounted for, thanks to better optimisation.
Published on 12/22/2020

Yuu Yuu Hakusho: Makai no Tobira is the third installment of the Yuu Yuu Hakusho series for the Game Boy. This game is unique because, unlike the other games, this isn't a fighter. This is a side-scrolling action RPG.
jlun2, with some tricks explained in his submission text, beats the game in less than 17 minutes.
Published on 9/4/2012
A/V files:
A/V file via Mirror
Emulator Version:
VBA

Zen: Intergalactic Ninja is a game made by Konami in 1992 for the Game Boy. In it, the titular character has to stop the main villain, Lord Contaminous from harming the Earth's ecological environment.
EZGames69 defeats Lord Contaminous and saves the planet in record time.
We also have a TAS of the NES version.

You can watch the complete run played back on console
Published on 5/5/2020
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.4.1

007: The World is Not Enough is based off of the 1999 James Bond film of the same name. In it, Pierce Brosnan's Bond must investigate the murder of a British oil tycoon and attacks on his new pipeline, which leads to a larger sinister plot requiring gunplay and frequent flier miles to diffuse.
The GBC port is most well known for appearing in GBC emulator issue trackers for its non-standard use of the window. It also pans the music to the left ear and the sound effects to the right ear for some reason.
Alyosha completes the game in record time.
See this movie played back on a real console right here.
Published on 9/26/2021
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.6.2

Alex "Action Man" Mann makes a stop over onto the Game Boy Color where once again he must stop the world from falling into the clutches of the evil Dr. X. The player takes control of Action Man as he travels through seven different levels ranging from jungles to the Arctic, battling a sizable army of robots with a variety of weapons and battle suits in search of Base X and stopping Dr. X from launching a terrifying new weapon that could very well bring an end to the world.
The game is a standard side-scrolling action platformer where the player advances through the levels by shooting at enemies and jumping over obstacles. Along the way, Action Man can find new items and suits which allow him to discover alternate routes, new levels, and even more items.
In this TAS, Noxxa runs and jumps through the game, carefully choosing items and paths and using a few tricks to finish the game as fast as possible.
Published on 8/20/2013

Astérix and Obélix (based on the French comic book series) must embark on a journey from the forests of France to the coliseums of Rome. Their goal is to find Obélix's lovable pet dog, Dogmatix. Players take control of Astérix or Obélix and run, jump and punch through various well-drawn and colourful levels in this side-scrolling adventure game.
ViGadeomes completes the game in record time.
Published on 3/11/2018

Baby Felix Halloween is an action-platformer released only in Europe in 2001. Felix the Cat's friends have been captured inside a haunted house, and Baby Felix and Kitty must rescue them by traversing five themed worlds.
The game is notable for its music, made by the prolific game composer Alberto Jose González, who created the soundtracks for games like Asterix and The Smurfs all the way up to modern games like Cut the Rope.
This run by qqwref runs and shoots their way through the game to beat it in under 13 and a half minutes.
Published on 2/16/2017

Blaster Master: Enemy Below looks, sounds, and feels like a fanmade version of the top-notch NES platformer, Blaster Master, but it is actually a bona fide legitimate sequel on the Game Boy Color put forth by Sunsoft.
In this movie the author abuses many glitches to take massive shortcuts in the game (including skipping an entire level). He also intentionally kills off the character several times in order to avoid backtracking.
Published on 1/25/2007

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

In Catwoman, the titular Batman villainess is spun off into her own game. Talia tries to hire Catwoman to steal a crystal skull, but Catwoman decides to keep it for herself, not knowing Ra's al Ghul plans to use it to destroy Gotham.
Catwoman has dozens of moves to help her navigate and fight her way through nine levels filled with enemies and platforms. She can attack with her claws, jump off walls, flip, grab ledges and swing with her whip, like in Bionic Commando. She also has a stealth option, allowing her to disappear into the background of a level and sneak along silently.
In this run, TehBerral plays through the game in 24 minutes and 46.23 seconds using a series of time-saving tricks.
Published on 1/13/2015
Game:
Catwoman

Genres:
Action
Platform
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk v1.9.1

Croc 2 is the sequel to the successful Croc: Legend of the Gobbos.
As expected, the Game Boy Color "port" doesn't play much like the PlayStation or PC versions, but it does provide some interesting gameplay. Look out for the large shortcuts made possible by breaking the game's physics engine.
Published on 4/7/2013
Game:
Croc 2

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
VBA-RR v24 svn422

Daffy Duck is hunting treasure and Bugs Bunny tries to stop him. If you know who these guys are, then you can imagine how funny this movie might be.
Or fast, depending on how you look at it.
Published on 10/30/2010
A/V files:
A/V file via Mirror
Emulator Version:
VBA

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

Donkey Kong 5 is an unlicensed game created by Sintax. A dragon named Lombado has abducted Sodoma, a fairy responsible for taking care of the world's plants. In her absence, the plants all wither, leaving Donkey Kong without his beloved bananas. The starving ape decides to go on a journey to save Sodoma and all of the plants.
The game features content "borrowed" from many other games. See how many game "references" you can spot!
This run by k80may beats the game in under 5 minutes using precision and a hovering trick.
Published on 4/26/2015

Donkey Kong Land III is the third entry in the Donkey Kong Land trilogy of games for the original Game Boy and later became ported to the Game Boy Color exclusively in Japan. It was developed by Rare and distributed by Nintendo. Donkey Kong Land III is both a remake and a partial follow-up to Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!.
Published on 4/4/2019
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.3.0

Doug's Big Game immerses the gamer in the world of Doug and his alter-ego Quailman in an action-packed adventure to find the missing Patti Mayonnaise. Players can collect power-ups to max out Quailman's powers, unleash the mighty Quaileye, and save the day.
Published on 2/22/2015
Game:
Doug's Big Game

Genres:
Action
Emulator Version:
Gambatte SVN 344 via BizHawk 1.9.1

Enix decided to hop on the monster collection/battling bandwagon with Dragon Warrior Monsters, in which the main character, Terry, makes friends with various monsters from previous Dragon Warrior games so he can win the Starry Night Tournament and rescue his sister.
This movie is 07:46.48 faster than the previous version. Some time is saved by using the (JPN) version over the (USA) version, but much more time is gained through heavy bot-assisted luck manipulation. Reading the author's comments is recommended.
Published on 5/8/2012

Dragon Warrior Monsters 2, originally titled Dragon Quest Monsters 2 (ドラゴンクエストモンスターズ) is the second game in the Dragon Quest series spin-off, Dragon Quest Monsters. Like its predecessor, it revolves around taming and training monsters from the Dragon Quest universe to do your fighting for you.
What is normally a long RPG has been significantly shortened from the use of glitches to skip content; a full listing is available in the author's comments.
Published on 11/11/2012

Dragon Warrior Monsters 2, originally titled Dragon Quest Monsters 2 (ドラゴンクエストモンスターズ) is the second game in the Dragon Quest series spin-off, Dragon Quest Monsters. Like its predecessor, it revolves around taming and training monsters from the Dragon Quest universe to do your fighting for you.
jlun2 skips a significant amount of the game and completes it in record time by glitching the game's save process to obtain the Limbo Key (access to the last boss) early on. Details on this save glitch and what it does can be read about in the author's submission notes.
Published on 12/3/2021

The Casebooks of Ace Harding includes Game Boy ports of Déjà Vu: A Nightmare Comes True!! (previously released on Game Boy) and Déjà Vu II: Lost in Las Vegas. Déjà Vu is a port of a 1987 game that had been made for various systems. It's a classic detective story, with you waking up to a dead body with total amnesia - you don't know who you are, or how you got there, and you don't know who the corpse is, either. In Déjà Vu II, however, you *do* remember who you are, and you also remember that you owe some mobster a lot of money.
Randil and Spikestuff complete both cases in record time, which also features a minor improvement in Case 2, thanks to better optimisation.
Published on 11/28/2021

Evel Knievel is a game by the creators of the famous Grand Theft Auto, and is a motocross game that looks a lot like Elasto Mania and Trials.
Aqfaq defies the law of physics by doing tricks that are impossible to perform in real life. If you are looking for crazy motocross action, then look no further — you have it right here!
Published on 1/15/2011
Game:
Evel Knievel

Genres:
Sport
A/V files:
A/V file via Mirror
Emulator Version:
VBA

Frogger 2 is a portable extension of the original Frogger. Once again, five frogs have wandered across the pond and Frogger has to rescue them. But this time around, our green hero has a lot more distance to cover. There are five large themed worlds he must hop through with dangerous new enemies like bees, rolling boulders and lava cauldrons.
The author, CoolKirby, races Frogger madly through the levels and rescues all of the babies in just under 10 minutes.
Published on 4/24/2013
Game:
Frogger 2

Genres:
Action
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.4.1

Fushigi no Dungeon: Fuurai no Shiren GB2: Sabaku no Majou, translated as Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer: Demon Castle of the Desert, is a roguelike game developed and published by Chunsoft, released only in Japan in 2001. The game follows Shiren the Wanderer, and his talking weasel Koppa.
This movie has been replayed on console.
Published on 3/20/2021

Gex 3: Deep Pocket Gecko is the portable version of Gex 3: Deep Cover Gecko. The plot and goals are the same as in its home console counterpart, though all the levels have been remade in beautiful 2D.
The author, mmbossman, runs and bounces around the Media Dimension, collecting only the required remotes to beat Rez and save Agent Xtra.
Published on 11/6/2009
A/V files:
A/V file via Mirror
Emulator Version:
VBA

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

Harry Potter 2: The Black Art Wtrstle Edition is Game Boy Color game made by a Taiwan developer, BBD. It is a 2D platformer that is based on the first book of the Harry Potter series. In it, the player must collect a specific number of items (such as challenge stars, wizard cards, and golden finches) then bring them to the end of the stage to continue.
It is unclear where the typo in the game name comes from exactly, but that's the title this version it is known under.
Published on 12/2/2018

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is the sequel to the Sorcerer's Stone for the Game Boy Color released on November 5, 2002. This game is similar in gameplay to the original game with it's turn-based RPG combat system, but now allows use of Harry Potter's two best friends Ron and Hermione in his party in order to help fight creatures. This is the last game that was made for the Game Boy Color.
In this run, SuperMonkeypotato and jlun2 traverse through Hogwarts to once again gain the most points for Gryffindor.
If you're interested in the first entry of the series on the Game Boy Color, check out this run by jlun2 which goes through the game as fast as possible.
Published on 7/3/2017
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.11.8.2

In the first Harry Potter game for the Game Boy Color, the story of Harry's first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is told in the form of a traditional role-playing game.
Playing as Harry, one advances through the plot of the book and the movie by fulfilling quests, battling monsters and gaining experience and levels.
Combat is turn-based, with Harry being able to use a variety of spells against various critters and other enemies. In addition, card combinations of Famous Witches and Wizards Collector's Cards can be used to produce powerful magical effects. These cards can be found all over the freely explorable Hogwarts. Potions that refill stamina and magic points can be found, bought or mixed by Harry himself, but only with the right ingredients.
As in other Potter games, Harry also competes for house points for Gryffindor, hoping to win the House Cup in the end.
The game features several mini-games that, once found in the main game, can also be accessed from the main menu.

Note: The original game footage contains rapid fullscreen flickering in the latter part of the run. We have provided a set of cleaned-up counterparts to every encode; if you're sensitive to flashing lights, make sure you're watching an encode marked as "deflickered".
Published on 1/29/2016

Harvest Moon 3 GBC is a farm simulation video game for the Game Boy Color developed and published by Victor Interactive Software. It takes place on an island, which has some mountainous regions, a grassland, a small village, and the farm where a lot of the game takes place. There are no shops to buy things like tools, crops, and animals; every Monday and Thursday a ferry is available to take the character to the mainland, where all of the shops reside.
ViGadeomes plays as a girl, who gets her partner married in record time.
Published on 6/23/2020
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.4

Harvest Moon 3 GBC is a farm simulation video game for the Game Boy Color developed and published by Victor Interactive Software. It takes place on an island, which has some mountainous regions, a grassland, a small village, and the farm where a lot of the game takes place. There are no shops to buy things like tools, crops, and animals; every Monday and Thursday a ferry is available to take the character to the mainland, where all of the shops reside.
ViGadeomes plays as a boy and goes through the three years in record time.
Published on 6/23/2020
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.4

Hexcite is a punningly named puzzle game in which players place various polygons on a game board. Points are scored by placing polygons next to previously played shapes, and the game ends when the entire board is filled.
This run by JorWat25 plays the 50 challenges of Practice Mode and wins each by the smallest possible point margin. This often means the challenges are solved in a single move.
Published on 2/20/2020
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.3.2

Hugo 2 1/2 is a game based on a call-in TV series for kids. It includes six levels (one of them is exclusive of this version) which are directly based on mini games from the TV show. The goal is always to both survive and collect as many money bags as possible. The amount of required bags to beat a level depends on the chosen difficulty level.
Published on 1/26/2015
Game:
Hugo 2 1/2

Genres:
Action
Platform
Emulator Version:
BizHawk-1.6.1

John Romero's Daikatana is set in 2455 AD, in a dystopian future brought on by the actions of a man named Kage Mishima, who now rules the earth. However, this future is actually an alternate timeline created by the mystical Daikatana sword, which allows the one who wields it to travel through time. A martial arts teacher, Hiro Miyamoto (no relation to Shigeru), journeys to recover the Daikatana and return the universe to its natural timeline.
Published on 5/30/2008

Keitai Denjū Telefang (携帯電獣テレファング) is a series of video games produced by Natsume and published by Smilesoft. The games are monster-battling games, where the player contacts various creatures using a cell phone-like device called a D-Shot in order to get them to battle the foes he or she will encounter. The name of the series derives from Keitai, which is Japanese for "cell phone," since phoning creatures is an integral part of the game, and "fang," to symbolize the various beasts involved.
Passwords (phone numbers) can be used to obtain very strong Denjuu, but are not used in this run. There's also a way to beat this game insanely fast with the use of major glitches, like this other movie we have for this game does, but those aren't used in this run either.
Published on 1/22/2018

Keitai Denjū Telefang (携帯電獣テレファング) is a series of video games produced by Natsume and published by Smilesoft. The games are monster-battling games, where the player contacts various creatures using a cell phone-like device called a D-Shot in order to get them to battle the foes he or she will encounter. The name of the series derives from Keitai, which is Japanese for "cell phone," since phoning creatures is an integral part of the game, and "fang," to symbolize the various beasts involved.
jlun2, MisterChess and CasualPokePlayer improve the previous movie by 1 minute and 56.52 seconds, thanks to a game breaking glitch that triggers the credits really early. Please read the authors' comments for more details. Of note the previous publication relied on an emulator bug for it to work, whereas this one has been console-verified and a video of it can be viewed right here.
Published on 4/18/2021

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

In this special episode of Looney Tunes, Bugs, Daffy, Tweety, Porky, Taz, Speedy Gonzales, and the Road Runner decide to rip off popular games such as Atomic Runner, Sonic the Hedgehog & Gradius. They do this by going through this Sunsoft classic as fast as possible so that they don't die from all of the ripoffs.
This has led to even stranger results than the other run, clearing five and a half minutes thanks to a glitch that allows for skipping several levels.

You can watch the complete run played back on console
Published on 5/25/2010

Looney Tunes: Carrot Crazy, also known as Bugs Bunny & Lola Bunny: Operation Carrot Patch in Europe, is a 1998 action platformer developed by VD-dev and published by Infogrames. Yosemite Sam, Daffy Duck, Taz, Marvin the Martian, and Elmer Fudd have stolen all of Bugs and Lola's carrots and hid them in the nearby studio. Bugs and Lola must head through five different studio sets in order to get them all back!
Winslinator improves upon the previous publication by 36 frames thanks to a new optimization in Taz's Zoo Scene 2.

You can watch the console-verification of this movie here.
Published on 1/18/2021

Lucky Luke is based on a comic series created by Belgian cartoonist Maurice De Bevere. The series was very popular in Europe, so it's not surprising that it was adapted into a game.
TheKDX7, author of the other Lucky Luke run, improves upon the previous publication by 13 seconds due to more precise movements and some routing changes.
Published on 12/29/2016

Lucky Luke is a game based on a famous comic series created by Belgian cartoonist Maurice De Bevere. The gun-slinging Dalton brothers have escaped from jail again and are up to no good, and it's up to the titular cowboy to catch the criminals and lock them back up.
While the author, TheKDX7, finishes the platforming stages as fast as possible, he also adds in some entertainment to the long autoscrollers to make them more interesting.
This is an improvement of 7.38 seconds over the previous movie if emulation differences are not accounted for. There is also a run by the same author which achieves 100% completion.

You can watch the complete run played back on console
Published on 4/9/2021

Lucky Luke: Desperado Train is one of a number of video game adaptations of the Lucky Luke comic franchise, an Old West themed parody popular in Europe.
In this game, Luke must work his way through a series of platformers and minigames to thwart his enemies and stop a runaway train.
It is an improvement of 2001 frames compared to the previous run by the same author, owed to diverse new techniques.
Published on 1/30/2016

Desperados have stolen a train. Lucky Luke has got to catch them before they lay waste to the land.
Lucky Luke: Desperado Train is a game developed by Infogrames and released in November 15th 2000 on GameBoy Color. The themes of certain levels are in touch with famous titles such as: The Ballad of the Daltons, Western Circus, Travelling up the the Mississippi and The Rivals of Painful Gulch.
During the game you have to shoot bad guys on your way, collecting the ammos, dynamites, money, and some useful items. During 12 levels you have to chase the train stolen by desperados. Lucky Luke has got to catch them before they lay waste to the land from Atlantic coast to Pacific one. Some characters in game are friendly and they can help you.
Published on 11/30/2016

Mega Man Xtreme is a port of the popular Mega Man X series to the Game Boy Color. It adapts the Mavericks and their stages from that series and wraps it into gameplay more suited for the portable console.
Here, FractalFusion & Alyosha speed through the game and exploit glitches to create a movie worthy of what we have come to expect from Mega Man at TASVideos.
This movie is about 7 seconds faster than the previous record by FractalFusion. It appears longer due to significantly more accurate emulation of the loading times in this run.
This movie is played from a save that has unlocked "Extreme mode", which allows you to play all of the levels in one game. Runs that start from a savestate are not normally allowed; see the Movie Rules for more on this.

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Published on 2/9/2020

Mega Man Xtreme 2, like its predecessor game Mega Man Xtreme, pretty much copies content and bosses from the main line of Mega Man X games. However, Xtreme 2 gets ideas and designs from a much wider range of games, ranging all the way from Mega Man X to Mega Man X5. For instance, there is a Parts system allowing upgrades to your characters. However, there is also an original story (though it's still as silly as many Mega Man storylines), along with some new stage designs and bosses.
Noxxa and Alyosha improve the previous run by about 2 seconds if emulation differences are not accounted for, thanks to using Zero throughout the entire game instead of splitting between X and Zero.

This run starts from a save file in order to unlock "Extreme Mode", which allows visiting all of the game's stages and battles in one run. Runs that start from SRAM are not normally allowed; see the Movie Rules for more on this.
Viewers who have photosensitivity problems may want to avoid watching as there's a high amount of flashing visuals during boss fights that can become uncomfortable to watch.

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Published on 5/8/2021

Men in Black: The Series is a GBC game based on the animated series, which was based on the movie, which was based on the original comics. In it, you play as rookie agent J as he goes up against an alien invasion to save Earth and rescue K.
TehBerral abuses a wall-jumping glitch to make short work of this very derivative game. Furthermore, Alyosha noticed and corrected a mistake that saved an additional 7 frames while working to console-verify the TAS this run obsoletes, yielding an improvement over the previous movie of 0.09 seconds.

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Published on 9/8/2020

This GBC game is based off the popular television series Mission: Impossible.
Following the spirit of that series, this is a stealth-based game. Supposedly tricky tasks are to be performed covertly. But in this movie, stealth is clearly not one of the author's highest priorities. It's all running through guards, as if they weren't there. Yet the player does not die.
This movie is 16.43 seconds faster than the predecessor movie.
Published on 11/10/2010
Game:
Mission: Impossible

Genres:
Action
A/V files:
A/V file via Mirror
Emulator Version:
VBA

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 5/7/2013
Game:
Mortal Kombat 4

Genres:
Fighting
Emulator Version:
VBA-rr v24 svn393

Noddy and the Birthday Party is a platform game, developed by Tiertex Design Studios and published by BBC Multimedia, which was released in Europe in 2000. The game features the British children's literature and television character Noddy, and is set in Toyland, the fictional universe in which he resides. In the game's plot, Noddy has to prepare a birthday party for his friend Big-Ears. His tasks include gathering various items, such as party invitations, balloons, and candles.
This game was critically panned for its awkward controls, but that's a good thing in the eyes of a TASer. This run takes advantage of the game's extremely poor physics and level design and beats it in record time; Ready Steady Yeti prepares the whole birthday party in just seven and a half minutes.
Published on 10/15/2017

Oddworld Adventures 2 plays very similarly to other Oddworld games. Abe's job is to free his fellow Mudokons who are being used as slave labor to dig up the bones of their ancestors. The Glukkons use the bones to make Soul Storm Brew. Abe's vocabulary is limited to "Hello", "Follow me" "Wait" and "Work". He must use these commands to direct slave Mudokons to their freedom. When enough slaves in a level have been saved, you go on to the next level to do it all again.
Watch this run being played back on a real console.
Published on 8/20/2014
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.7.2

Pocket Bomberman is unlike the previous Bomberman games in that it's a sidescrolling platformer instead of a grid-like puzzle game. It's also one of the few games that allows Bomberman to jump.
"Jump Game" is the second of the game's two modes. The object of this minigame is to get to the goal at the top of each of the long vertical levels, defeating a boss several times in order to progress.
However, in this run, Robert_Ordis uses a glitch allowing him to clip through walls to skip several boss fights and finish all three stages in less than 2 minutes.

The Nicovideo stream features a cool heads-up display, including RAM information, input view, and even a level map.
Published on 1/2/2013
Emulator Version:
Visual Boy Advance re-recording v23.5 svn438

Pocket Bomberman is a game that fuses platforming with Bomberman.
In this run, Robert_Ordis improves upon his previous movie by 00:05.22 seconds by optimizing each route and utilizing some new tricks.
Published on 4/3/2014
Emulator Version:
lsnes rr2 beta17

Pokémon Adventure is an unlicensed GameBoy game released in 2000 by Yong Yong. This is actually a hack of another Yong Yong game called Sonic Adventure 7, which was a hack of Sonic 3D Blast 5, also released by Yong Yong.
Published on 10/14/2016

Pokémon Card GB2: GR-dan Sanjou! is the Japan-only sequel to Pokémon Trading Card Game. Team Great Rocket has stolen TCG Island's Pokémon cards and kidnapped the Club Masters, and you must travel to GR Island to put an end to their evil plans, by defeating them in Pokémon card duels.

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Published on 3/4/2020

Pokémon Puzzle Challenge, originally released in Japan as Pokemon de Panepon (ポケモンでパネポン), is a video game for the Game Boy Color. It is based on Panel de Pon (known as Tetris Attack in the West), only with characters from the Pokémon franchise.
zvsp plays through the hardest difficulty, whilst showing the different Pokémon, in Challenge Mode/VS COM Mode in a brisk 5 minutes and 11.62 seconds.

NOTE: This run starts from a save file with all the Pokémon unlocked. We do not normally accept runs that start from dirty SRAM; refer to the Movie Rules for more details.
Published on 9/17/2015

Pokémon Puzzle Challenge, originally released in Japan as Pokemon de Panepon (ポケモンでパネポン), is a video game for the Game Boy Color. It is based on Panel de Pon (known as Tetris Attack in the West), only with characters from the Pokémon franchise.
Published on 4/30/2020
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.3.1

MrWint's Pokemon Crystal Glitchless TAS completes the Johto League including 8 badges and the Elite Four, then obtains the 8 Kanto badges before defeating Blue and Red for the final credits roll. This is done without any use of the typical memory corrupting glitches seen in Pokemon Gen 1 and 2 TASes.

The TAS instead uses luck manipulation to avoid encounters and spinning trainers, breeze through battles, and obtain Raikou as early as possible with optimal stats. Despite the run's length and complexity, console verification of the TAS was possible due to MrWint's own work emulating Crystal's Real Time Clock.
Published on 8/10/2019

Pokémon: Gold, Silver and Crystal from the second generation of Pokémon, after Red Version and Blue Version. New features include full color, a new region called Johto, and 100 all new Pokémon.
In this run, CasualPokePlayer improves on the previous movie by exploiting a point in Gold. For more information, see the author's comments.
Watch this run being played back on a real console
Published on 6/5/2021

Pokémon Gold and Silver form the second generation of Pokémon, after Pokémon Red and Blue. The main differences between the generations is that the game is now in full color, and that there are 251 Pokémon instead of 151.
CasualPokePlayer employs a staggering amount of luck manipulation and extremely careful routing (accomplished using the RouteTwo program) in order to improve upon the previous movie by 00:35.50 seconds. Only a few Pokémon are collected in this run, but all gym badges are acquired before defeating the protagonist of the previous generation of Pokémon games.

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Published on 8/3/2021

This version of Pokémon: Platinum Edition is a pirate game made by Sintax in 2005. It has nothing to do with Nintendo's official Platinum Version released in 2009 on the Nintendo DS.
Watch as dekutony abuses glitches in the game to increase the FPS and fall through walls, improving the previous publication by 00:09.49 seconds.
Published on 3/19/2018

Published on 5/21/2020

Pokémon Trading Card Game is the video game incarnation of the popular Pokémon Trading Card Game (Pokémon TCG). It features digital versions of the first three sets of real-life trading cards, along with exclusive cards that are not available outside of the game. Normal gameplay involves finding and battling other trainers and Masters, eventually becoming the Champion and earning the Legendary Cards.
However, gifvex instead decided to glitch out the first battle and confuse the game into reading deck contents as code. This allows gifvex to reach the game's credits in just under 3 minutes. For more information, see the authors' comments.
We also have a similarly short run of the sequel, Pokémon TCG2.

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Published on 6/26/2020

The current Pokémon: Yellow Version speed record uses heavy glitches that allow the player to catalog every Pokémon in slightly over a minute. Is there any way to get more ridiculous than that? Yes! In this run, using nothing but the Game Boy buttons and tool-assisted precision, the game is made to run an arbitrary program which greatly expands the game and shows off cool stuff from elsewhere too. For details on how this was achieved, see the author's comments.
This movie improves upon the predecessor by using a payload which builds upon the environment in the game highlighting new areas, new Pokémon, and shows off a lot more that can be done with arbitrary code execution than displaying the digits of Pi and some minor animation. For more runs that involve arbitrary code execution, see our published list of movies which execute arbitrary code as well as discussion in our forum.

Spoiler: Hover over the screenshot.

This video includes segments from some terrific games, including Pokémon Yellow, Gold, and Crystal, as well as from Super Mario Bros. Deluxe, Tetris, and The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX. Please check those games out.
This video includes music samples from The Orange Box soundtrack. If you've enjoyed what you've heard, you can purchase The Orange Box soundtrack from Amazon or iTunes.
This video includes a clip from SpongeBob SquarePants (season two), which can be purchased in its entirety from Amazon or iTunes.
Published on 4/1/2017

Published on 2/15/2019

Pokémon: Yellow Version is part of the first generation of games within its famous series, known for having a very large number of beneficial glitches. In fact, the games can be completed in less than one minute of in-game time by save data corruption as shown by this run, and completed in around 10 minutes using a more "conventional" glitch, as shown by this run. These runs break the game, and avoid much of the gameplay intended by the developers.
In contrast, this run by TiKevin83 refrains from using any memory corrupting glitches and beats the game in a little over an hour and half. The Pokédoll trick is used to skip a dungeon in the game, but that is considered a minor developer oversight and does not corrupt the memory.

The author provided video commentary for this movie being played back on console that can be viewed here.
Published on 1/21/2021

This is a port to the GBC of much better known PlayStation game of the same name, with surprisingly good graphics for the platform and surprisingly poor imitations of the music from the sequel to the original game.
Rayman, the original flagship character of the now-renowned company UbiSoft, has no arms or legs, but that doesn't stop him from making surprisingly quick progress through this slow-paced game.
Published on 12/29/2009
Game:
Rayman

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
VBA 1.7.2 v21

Rayman 2 for the Game Boy Color is a 2D side-scrolling platformer by UbiSoft. You play as Rayman, an odd-looking creature without arms or legs, on his quest to collect balls of energy called Lums, find the Four Masks of Polokus and eventually defeat Admiral Razorbeard and his robo-pirate army. Rayman can jump, hover, and throw his fists to defeat enemies and obstacles on his way to battle Razorbeard.
The author, got4n, runs through the game with tool-assisted precision to beat the game in a little over 25 minutes.
Published on 7/25/2013
Game:
Rayman 2

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.4.1

RoboCop for the GBC is a top-down shooter made by Mirage Interactive and Titus. The game itself consists of large maze levels and the slow movement pace of RoboCop. The difficulty in this game can be very obnoxious.
In this run, the author makes usage of a simple L+R glitch which doubles RoboCop's speed without affecting camera speed if three directions at once are pressed. In addition to this, it even allows him to warp to the next screen immediately when he catches up to the edge of the camera view while performing this glitch, and if there is an adjacent room to the direction where he's going. This allows him to get through most troublesome walls. The author provides detailed comments which help understanding what is going on.
Published on 2/4/2011

Rockman DX3, also known as Zook Hero 2, is an an unlicensed pirate game developed by Vast Fame that rips gameplay off the Rockman X series. Just like Rockman X, there are eight stages, and six of them contain a boss who gives you his weapon upon defeat. The protagonist, Zook, also has abilities nearly identical to those of X. Despite these similarities, the code and graphics appear to be completely original and the music is actually decent.
Unlike the other run of this game, this run uses a release that doesn't have all stages unlocked from the start, which means all bosses must be defeated and all upgrades obtained first before Zook can tackle the final stages.
We also have a run of this game's prequel, Zook Hero Z.
Published on 4/5/2014
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.6.1
Additional Downloads:
(Converted to .lsmv)

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

Shantae is an obscure Game Boy Color game released over a year after the Game Boy Advance came out. Because of this, it was released in extremely small quantities. It is notable for its impressive animation and scope.
In this run, watch as arandomgameTASer abuses booty dancing and many programming oversights to beat this game in a little over an hour.

You can read the author's commentary in the YouTube stream.
Published on 9/11/2014

Shantae is an obscure Game Boy Color game released over a year after the Game Boy Advance came out. Because of this, it was released in extremely small quantities. It is notable for its impressive animation and scope.
In this run, arandomgameTASer goes for 100% completion, which includes getting all upgrades, all magic dances and at least one of each usable item. The run also collects the Tinkerbat form which is only accessible if the game is played on a Game Boy Advance.
Additionally, this run is over 20 minutes faster then the previous run, thanks to a plethora of new glitches, tricks, and route optimizations. More information is provided in the author's comments
We also have a run that just completes the game as quickly as possible.

Downloadable encodes have the author's commentary as soft subtitles.
Published on 11/12/2016

This is a 2-D fighting game based on the Shrek movies. In this run, Strife uses Princess Fiona--along with AI and RNG manipuation--to quickly defeat the other fighters.
Published on 2/11/2019
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.2.2

"¡Ándele! ¡Ándele! ¡Arriba! ¡Arriba!"
In Speedy Gonzales: Aztec Adventure, Sylvester the cat has kidnapped all the mice from Speedy's village, and our super fast hero races to rescue them. There are weapons he can pick up to fight enemies along the way, as well as speed boosts to help him jump over dangerous obstacles like spike pits.
If you're looking for more Speedy Gonzales action, we also have a run of Speedy's SNES game.
Published on 10/25/2009
A/V files:
A/V file via Mirror
Emulator Version:
VBA v22

Based on the Spirou comic, this 2-D platformer for the Game Boy Color has the hero foiling an invasion led by the evil gynoid Cyanida.
ViGadeomes and zoboner complete the task in record time by using precise movement and a number of glitches. See their comments for details.

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Published on 11/27/2019

In this game featuring the famous SpongeBob SquarePants, SpongeBob stumbles upon a legendary statue that opens the way to the Dutchman’s Underworld. SpongeBob must unlock the statue and defeat the Flying Dutchman to get the Golden Spatula and become the Master Fry Cook.
Here, CoolKirby improves on the previous co-authored run by 00:06.04 seconds through slightly different routes, a couple of new tricks, and better optimization. For more information, see the author's comments.

You can watch the complete run being played back on a console.
Published on 1/19/2014

Stuart Little, the clever, ever-cheerful mouse from the popular movie and classic children's book, is out to take on newfound enemies and domestic obstacles in order to get home safely. The game features plenty of platforms and hazards to run, jump, and flip through, and three difficulty settings. The levels are set in many of the movie's favorite locations, including the thrilling model boat race, a topsy-turvy miniature golf course, a toy cowboy town, and New York's Central Park.
In this run, jlun2 plays on the hardest difficulty, which features some very out-of-the-way items as well as different racing paths not seen in the easiest difficulty. jlun2 was able to improve upon the previous publication by 00:44.46 seconds by optimizing the menuing, and the routing of the various levels. More information can be found in the submission text.
Published on 6/10/2014

Super Mario Bros. Deluxe (1999) is the Game Boy Color version of the original Super Mario Bros. In addition to the standard game, it features some new unlockable modes, such as a challenge mode and "You vs. Boo", where Mario must race Boo through several levels which have been modified to make them more interesting in a race.
In this movie, got4n and TehSeven complete the You vs. Boo mode, beating Boo in all eight levels, and over half a second faster than the previous run.
Note: Although this run appears to be longer than the previous movie, that run's time was calculated with an incorrect frame rate. This run is indeed faster.

This run starts from a save file that has beaten the game and collected 100,000 points in challenge mode to unlock the "You vs. Boo" mode. Runs that start from SRAM are not normally allowed; see the Movie Rules for more on this.

You can watch the complete run played back on console
Published on 9/2/2013

Mario is back to the Game Boy, but this time in color.
Super Mario Bros. Deluxe is a remake of Super Mario Bros. with some new game modes, including a challenge mode where coins and time remaining are crucial to gaining the target score, and a race mode where Mario competes against Boo to reach each level's finish first.
This run completes the Original mode, and 33 frames faster (ignoring lag frame differences due to different emulators) than the previous version. While this mode looks like a direct port of the NES game, there are different physics and glitches, making optimizing Deluxe a very different task.
There is also a run of the You vs. Boo mode by got4n and the author of this TAS.

Watch a resync of this run being played back on real hardware.
Published on 3/18/2015
Tags:
Uses warps
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.8.3

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 author plays the GBC version of tetris this time.
This movie aims to complete the required number of lines as fast as possible. Of course the best course of action is to get only "tetrises" (4 lines at once).
This is a 4.02 second improvement over the previous movie.
Published on 11/29/2009
Game:
Tetris DX

Genres:
Puzzle
Emulator Version:
VBA 1.7.2 v21

The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland is a short, relatively simple platformer for the Game Boy Color, based on the 1999 Sesame Street movie of the same name. It features Elmo trying to retrieve his blanket from the clutches of the Grouches and the evil Huxley.
TASeditor runs through the game at the highest difficulty setting with little problem, retrieving his blanket in just over three minutes.
Published on 8/22/2014

The Emperor's New Groove is the companion game for the Disney movie of the same name. The game takes place after Emperor Kuzco has been turned into a llama, and your goal is to guide llama-Kuzco back to his palace in order to change him back to a human. Although this is a relatively simple platformer, Kuzco's llama form requires careful attention to fully optimize movement speed.
This run beats the previous one by over 51 seconds.

You can watch the complete run played back on console
Published on 8/25/2020
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.4.2

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.

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Published on 2/1/2012

Tintin in Tibet is a typical licensed platform/puzzle game, originally released in 1994 in Europe for the SNES, GB, PC, Genesis and Game Gear. The Game Boy version was ported to the Game Boy Color in 2001, which is the version played in this run.
The game consists of 15 stages, with such variety as run right for justice platformers, autoscrollers, gameplay shifts, puzzles, minigames, and just a little actual platforming. The game is somewhat infamous for being hard due to very unlenient enemy hitboxes and the combination of tricky platforming and quirky physics.
In this run, Noxxa uses precise movement and luck manipulation to beat the game in a little over 15 minutes.
Published on 12/24/2013

Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun is the second of two licensed games based on the Tintin comic series. It adapts the two-part story of the comic albums The Seven Crystal Balls and Prisoners of the Sun into an interactive game.
The game's physics are very similar to those of the other Tintin game, though there are some slight differences. Among them, the B button now doubles as a crouch button and the hardest difficulty gives Tintin only three health points compared to the previous game's four.
In this run, Noxxa uses movement tricks and some shortcuts to beat the game in under 20 minutes.
Published on 2/2/2014

Toki Tori is a puzzle made by Two Tribes for the GBC in which you must use the skills available to you to advance through 60 levels, seperated into 4 worlds of 15 levels. Skills include building ladders to cross gaps that your jump can't make, warping to other areas of the level or building gaps for enemies to fall through.
ThunderAxe31 completes all levels, including the Hard levels, in record time, while improving his previous movie by 00:08.54 seconds.
Published on 3/29/2018
Game:
Toki Tori

Genres:
Puzzle
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.2.1

Tom and Jerry in Mouse Attacks! was released by Ubisoft (known for their Prince of Persia games for the PS2) in 2000 for the Game Boy Color. Tom has captured and locked up five of Jerry's friends, and it's up to the little brown mouse to save them.
A series of glitches and tricks are used to quickly obtain all the special items, free Jerry's friends, and defeat each level's boss. The author, Mukki, explains these on the movie's submission page.
Published on 12/28/2010

This is the first handheld version of Tony Hawk's popular skateboarding game. It bears little resemblance to the original Playstation version. It is actually composed of two different events, a half pipe and a race mode.
Half pipe mode is viewed from a side perspective, kind of like the classic Skate or Die game. You perform tricks to achieve a high score. Race mode is viewed from a top-down perspective, where you goal is to perform tricks and get to the end quickly.
Published on 6/8/2015
Emulator Version:
BizHawk-1.9.4

Wario Land II was the last first-party title made for the Game Boy, and was later re-released for the Game Boy Color to take advantage of the new hardware. Wario's nemesis, Captain Syrup, and her Black Sugar Gang (formerly the Brown Sugar Pirates) invade his castle and steal his precious treasure. Outraged, Wario races across the land to defeat Captain Syrup and take back the treasure.
This run beats the game with 100% completion: collecting all treasures, completing the picture panel and completing the extra time attack stage (the Really Final Chapter).
We recommend reading the author's submission text; it has a great deal of information.
To see a run that aims for fastest time, check out the any% run.
Published on 11/5/2009

Wendy: Every Witch Way is a fun little platformer for the Game Boy Color. The story is that Wendy the Good Little Witch accidentally releases the Chaos Emeralds from a treasure chest after clipping through the wall to her attic. The restless emeralds then proceed to knock down a floating castle that was blocking their view of the moon, and Wendy must flip her way through the castle to get the emeralds back.
This run abuses the game's gravity mechanic heavily, essentially making it a cuter version of Metal Storm.
Published on 11/8/2010

Wendy: Every Witch Way is an action platform video game published by TDK Mediactive and developed by WayForward Technologies for the Game Boy Color in 2001.
The game centers on Wendy the Good Little Witch from the Casper the Friendly Ghost series. After accidentally opening her "aunties" chest containing magical stones, they upset the gravity of a floating castle that crashes on her house.
The player controls Wendy through three worlds with twelve levels and a horizontal shooter stage in each world. Inserting the game in the Game Boy Advance unlocked a new world exclusive to the console - Advance World.
Published on 6/6/2018
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.2.2

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 the third X-Men game on the Game Boy Color (after X-Men: Mutant Academy and Mutant Wars), Lady Deathstrike and her fellow mutants have begun building a weapon that can melt the adamantium skeleton that protects Wolverine. The most famous of the X-Men must now fight through 16 levels to stop her from finishing this weapon.
Besides his main attack, hack-and-slashing with his trademark claws, Wolverine can fly into a rage when the attack button is rapidly pressed. While he is hard to control in this state, his attack range increases, enabling him to get through tougher sections of the game without taking as much damage.
In this run, Noxxa utilizes some physics tricks and precise movement to finish the game in around 11 and a half minutes.
Published on 12/17/2013
Emulator Version:
BizHawk v1.5.2
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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

Zook Hero Z (Chinese title: 路克英雄 Z, also known as Zook Z, Luke the Hero Z, and alternatively released as Rockman DX6) is an unlicensed bootleg game developed by Vast Fame Co. Ltd. (also known as "V. Fame" or in Chinese as 廣譽科技有限公司 (Kwong Yu Technology Co., Ltd.) ). It's the first game of the Zook series by Vast Fame (which includes sequel titles Rockman DX3 (also known as Zook Hero 2) and Rockman & Crystal (also known as Zook Hero ZX4 or Zook Hero 3) ). Zook Hero Z is heavily inspired by both the classic Mega Man series and the Mega Man X series, to the point of using the sound engine of Mega Man V.
We also have a run of the sequel game Rockman DX3.
Published on 4/19/2016

Crayon Shin-chan (クレヨンしんちゃん) is a Japanese manga about a funny 5-year-old. In this game based on the series, the main character can turn into a variety of animals (and even a robot) while platforming through familiar landscapes.
For TASing, the most powerful transformation is the flying squirrel, which can skip some areas with tool assisted precision.
Published on 11/18/2012
Emulator Version:
VBA

Gamera: Daikaijuu Kuuchuu Kessen is a fighting game released in 1995. It is fairly unique in the sense that the fighting style is turn-based instead of being in direct control of the action.
CasualPokePlayer defeats all five of Gamera's opponents (including a clone) in record time.
Published on 1/9/2022
A/V files:
A/V file via Mirror
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.6.3

When the Earth is threatened, Zordon summons teenagers 'with attitude' to become the Power Rangers, defenders of all that is good.
In this game, the world is threatened by the forces of evil, which are attacking on multiple fronts, and led by Ivan Ooze. The Rangers have decided to split up and each tackle one of the main bad guys, fighting their way through the enemy hordes and finally returning Ooze to the sludge he belongs in.
The author, GoddessMaria, pairs each Ranger with his or her respective enemy boss and morphs into each Ranger as soon as possible in order to make the run more entertaining at the cost of speed.
Published on 2/18/2012

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

Who'd have thought playing Tetris could be such a Blast?
Tetris Blast is a spin on the classic Tetris formula. The new type of blocks, bomb blocks, detonate when they are part of a line that gets completed and destroy the blocks around them. A chain reaction of bomb block explosions or a carefully positioned square of four bomb blocks can take out the entire screen.
The author, Ryuto, manipulates luck and forms bomb block squares and explosion chain reactions to finish this game in just under 4 minutes.
This is the only Tetris Blast game released outside of Japan (where it is known as Bombliss). To see a run of one of the Bombliss games by the same author, watch this run.
Published on 11/24/2009
Game:
Tetris Blast

Genres:
Puzzle
Emulator Version:
VBA

Ultraman Ball is a platform game featuring the famous Japanese television character Ultraman. However, the game has little to nothing do with Ultraman, as oddly enough, his power in this game is to transform into a ball and bounce around a lot. Some say this game is based on the abandoned NES project, Armadillo 2, and in fact the game is very similar to Armadillo.
To make it through this strange game, the author of this run, TaoTao, uses several tricks, including ones that optimize movement, like the vine boost, and ones that allow him to skip over several sections, such as levitation. Please see the author's notes for more details.
Published on 5/25/2011
Game:
Ultraman Ball

Genres:
Platform
A/V files:
A/V file via Mirror
Emulator Version:
VBA

This movie proves the benefit of sleeping in late. In a departure from most runs, which try to start as soon as possible, the authors avoid any input for over two minutes to enable a faster route.
This Wario game is a fairly unique platformer where you not only play as "the bad guy", but normal damage is replaced with various status effects like catching on fire. In addition, the use of these effects is needed to complete the game.
This run beats the previous movie by 1 minute and 35 seconds through the use of new tricks such as clipping into walls to reach out-of-bounds goal doors, which are only present in this version of the game.
There is also a 100% run of this game on the colorful GBC version.
Published on 8/30/2011
Game:
Wario Land II

Genres:
Platform
A/V files:
A/V file via Mirror
Emulator Version:
VBA v24


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