Tool-assisted movies (100)

Published on 1/18/2023
Knuckles' Chaotix is one of the few Sonic games that doesn't feature Sonic himself. The story differs between the English and Japanese versions of the instruction manual that came with the game, but they both involve Dr. Robotnik trapping Knuckles' friends on a special island. Knuckles must now save his friends and discover the mystery behind the island. The gameplay is similar to that of earlier Sonic games, with the added gimmick of being bound to a partner with an elastic tether, giving the game its reputation for wonky rubber band physics. After each stage, the next level and your next partner are selected via roulette.
Tuffcracker completes the game while going for all 6 Chaos Rings to achieve the best ending in this game.

Published on 3/12/2023
Knuckles' Chaotix is one of the few Sonic games that doesn't feature Sonic himself. The story differs between the English and Japanese versions of the instruction manual that came with the game, but they both involve Dr. Robotnik trapping Knuckles' friends on a special island. Knuckles must now save his friends and discover the mystery behind the island. The gameplay is similar to that of earlier Sonic games, with the added gimmick of being bound to a partner with an elastic tether, giving the game its reputation for wonky rubber band physics. After each stage, the next level and your next partner are selected via roulette.
Tuffcracker improves on their previous run by 24.5 seconds. For all the details on the glitches used and the routes taken, you can read the author's notes.

Published on 7/6/2011
Spider-Man: Web of Fire, one of the last games to be released on the ill-fated 32X, follows our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man's battle with the evil forces of the neo-Nazi organization H.Y.D.R.A.
This is an improvement of 00:24.58 seconds over the previous run due primarily to a new glitch allowing Spidey to pass through walls.

Published on 3/14/2010
In this odd but colorful game for the 32X, our hero Tempo, armed with killer dance moves and a limited ability to fly, must defend the Planet Rhythmia from the evil King Dirge who is trying to sap the planet of its rhythm.
This movie is a 3 second improvement in the "pool" room of the last level. The first 14 minutes of the movie are identical.

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

Published on 2/23/2023
A Dinosaur's Tale is a licensed game that is based on the animated movie We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story. As with most licensed games at the time, it is loosely based on the movie and adds in a few elements that weren't in it for level design purposes. You either play as Louie and Cecilia and go through a variety of platforming levels and flight levels based on set pieces from the movie.
OtakuTAS chooses Louie for this run and completes the game as fast as possible.

Published on 10/5/2011
Aero the Acro-Bat is the tale of a bat who has to defend his circus from an angry clown and his horde of minions. Watch as Aero bounces, glides and soars through this game with even greater ease than before, 01:10.97 faster than the previous run due to a variety of small improvements.
This game also features the first appearance of another Sunsoft character, Zero the Kamikaze Squirrel.

Published on 8/9/2018
Aero the Acrobat 2 is the sequel to Aero the Acrobat. This game abandons the quest-based gameplay of the first game and instead goes for straight platformer levels. They also added a few new moves to Aero's arsenal.
According to the story, after Aero defeated Ektor the evil industrialist clown in the previous game, he decides to wander around Ektor's evil museum. Meanwhile Zero the Kamikaze squirrel rescues Ektor using his flying machine. While wandering the museum, Aero happens across a strange portal, which pulls him toward a far away past. Turns out the portal was a trap set by Ektor.

Each encode, as well as the movie file itself, contains the author's commentary in the form of soft subtitles.

Published on 6/24/2020
Disney's Aladdin is a platform game based on the 1992 film of the same name developed by Virgin Games USA. The game was released by Sega for the Sega Genesis on November 11, 1993 as one of several games based on the film, including another game that was released in the same month by Capcom for the Super NES.
The game is one of the best-selling Genesis games with four million copies sold. It also received a number of adapted ports for other platforms, such as the NES, Game Boy, Amiga, and DOS computers.
This is a 00:34.44 second improvement over Flip's previous run. The improvement comes from new tricks and better optimization.

Published on 2/28/2008
Before Sonic the Hedgehog, there was Alex Kidd.
This movie improves on the previous movie by a whopping 79 seconds thanks to a new trick allowing Alex to ascend through walls Rockman style.

Published on 11/13/2018
Alien 3 is a platform video game based on the 1992 film of the same name. The game was released for the Sega Genesis and Amiga in 1992. Additional versions were released in 1993. Each version except the Game Boy version was developed by Probe Software.

Published on 9/2/2009
Alien Soldier, released in 1995, is a spiritual successor to Gunstar Heroes (you can tell by the cameo appearances of certain bosses), and a real treat in terms of production values as described in the tagline quoted above. The game's rather nonsensical plot boils down to the protagonist, Epsilon-Eagle, having to fight his former terrorist comrades (as well as everything on his path). Thankfully, speedrunners don't care about plots either way.
What is more important is that Alien Soldier epitomizes Treasure's concept of an action game: a fast-paced, flashy, relentless boss rush. As such, it has 33 grotesque bosses, each of them promising a guaranteed game over for inexperienced players. However, using Epsilon-Eagle's vast arsenal of weapons and dodging abilities, the authors plow through the game's "SUPERHARD" difficulty without any regard to its name in this long-awaited movie, achieving a total in-game time of 8 minutes 13 seconds.

Published on 8/18/2014
Alien Storm is a 1990 beat 'em up arcade game by Sega. The aliens are invading Earth, and it's up to the "Alien Busters" to wipe them out and destroy their creator.
Watch as martandelus completely destroys all those dang aliens with the power of the Ghostbuster's proton backpack.

Published on 1/17/2010
When Alisia Dragoon was just a little girl, she watched her father being tortured and killed in front of her. For some reason, she was allowed to leave, grow up and somehow swallow a Tesla coil in order to seek her revenge through electrical zappy death. Or at least that's the amount of plot that is needed to understand this game.
This run zaps through the game, quickly frying everything in Alisia's path to nothingness.

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

Published on 7/26/2022
AlterEgo is a puzzle platforming homebrew game that was originally made for the ZX Spectrum. You play a character that has a phantom alter ego that moves in mirrored fashion with them, either vertically or horizontally. This character can switch place with their alter ego to get around obstacles, but a limited number of times. The goal of the game is to collect items needed to complete the level while avoiding hazards along the way.
In this run, MarioAtWork and aiqiyou collaborate to complete the game in record time.
You can get the game here. We also have a run on the NES version.
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.8

Published on 12/12/2022
Animaniacs is a platformer puzzle game released for the Genesis / Mega Drive in 1994. It is an entirely different game from the SNES version of the same name. After going around to collect various props from the studio to open up a hip culture shop, Pinky and the Brain plot their newest plan for world domination. They will take the items the Warners acquired to achieve this, but not if the Warners have anything to say about it.
The8BitBeast completes the game in record time.

Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.7

Published on 5/27/2020
The game is based on the popular French comics series Astérix. It is 50 B.C., and the entire Gaul (today's France) is conquered by the Romans. Only one village still remains independent, thanks to the incredible powers of its two great warriors, Asterix and Obelix. In the game, they must first of all liberate the village Orvio and rescue their friend Dogmatix.
The player can play as either Asterix or Obelix. They make their way through platform levels, fighting enemies by punching them, and jumping to access higher ares or to avoid falling down. There are also some items that the player can collect, such as bombs, with which the player can overcome obstacles and advance in the game.
In this run, Meerkov improves the previous record by 02:00.69 minutes.

Published on 10/3/2010
On his way for a date with a bodacious babe, B.O.B. manages to total his parent's car and finds himself crashlanding on a heinous planet full of gnarly robots bogus aliens. B.O.B. must fight, spring, and fly his way to his dream girl!

Published on 2/13/2014
Back to the Future III is a collection of four arcade games. Marty McFly and Doc Brown have traveled back through time to the year 1885 – and they're soon deep in trouble when they face "Mad Dog" Tannen's gang and have to find a way to return to the present. This game takes four scenes from the Hollywood movie Back to the Future III and turns them into arcade sequences: Buckboard Chase, Shooting Gallery, Pie Throwing, and The Train.
Author Kiske runs through this short game using superhuman movements and a pause trick to manipulate luck.
Note that the Genesis version is normally this dark due to a programming error in the game, and not an emulation bug.

Published on 1/31/2022
Barney's Hide & Seek Game is a 1993 Sega Genesis game for young kids. It has Barney looking around for his friends in a game of hide and seek, and features educational concepts such as counting, matching, and problem solving.
The game also has a feature that walks the player through the whole game without requiring any input. However in this TAS, that is not done and instead the authors opt to beat the game manually as quickly as possible, using tricks to reduce lag and maximize walking speed.
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.7

Published on 11/22/2020
Batman is a game that closely follows the plot of the Tim Burton movie of the same name. In it, you follow Batman from the beginning of the movie through the birth and the death of the Joker.
Of course the movie doesn't involve Batman going through walls or dying to achieve his objective quicker.
arkiandruski improves his previous movie by 24.32 seconds, thanks to better optimisation. Please read the author's comments for more details. Also, the movie file features commentary in the form of soft subtitles.

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

Published on 5/25/2017
Areas include the rooftops of Gotham City, Max Shreck's department store, the Red Triangle Circus and the sewers. Besides run-and-jump action, there's also a lot of combat in the game, as many of the Penguin's henchmen stand in Batman's way. He can knock them out with punches and kicks and a number of extra weapons stored in his utility belt. These include batarangs, which come in standard and self-seeking varieties, and smoke bombs that stun enemies for a while. In addition, Batman can shoot from his grappling gun and unleash a deadly swarm of bats towards enemies. All of these weapons have limited ammo, however, that must be collected.

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

Published on 6/24/2011
Bible Adventures is one of many unlicensed games produced by Wisdom Tree. This particular game offers three modes of play.
This run plays through the "Baby Moses" mode, of how his mother "got a papyrus basket for him ... and placed the child in it and put it ... along the bank of the Nile". This apparently entails avoiding a horde of enemies in the process.
Thus, before Moses can let his people go, Aglar goes as fast as possible by taking a page from the wrong Bible book and walking on water (wouldn't that have made crossing the Red Sea just a little bit easier?) as well as directly through many of the enemies and obstacles preventing one from reaching the right edge of the level.
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Published on 12/13/2014
Blades of Vengeance is a platform game incorporating light RPG elements and character styling, reminiscent of Gods by The Bitmap Brothers. The Dark Lady has unleashed hordes of monsters whom the protagonist must slay. The player can choose from three main characters - the Huntress, Warrior and Sorcerer, all of which have different abilities. Throughout the game the player has the option to improve their powers by collecting armour and weapons (such as a mace and a crossbow) or by using spells. Each of the eight stages ends with a boss.

Published on 11/26/2007
Jason and his magical jumping tank, "S.O.P.H.I.A.", are back, this time in glorious 16-bit graphics (and not so glorious sound). Much like its predecessor, the player must alternate between sidescrolling and overhead views to collect parts for the tank and vanquish evil.
This movie abuses death to a large degree to obliterate the game in record time.

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

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

Published on 2/5/2014
Boogerman is a jump-and-run game where the protagonist flicks boogers and farts at enemies in order to stand a chance against the evil Boogermeister. The game features about 20 levels of dirt, slime and bad taste in worlds like "Mucous Mountains", "The Pits" and "Flatulent Swamps".

Published on 10/2/2015
Bram Stoker's Dracula is based on the 1992 horror film of the same name. This is a typical platform type of video game. You play as Johnathan Harker, as you fight your way through bats, wolves, zombies, skeletons... and yes, Dracula himself.

Published on 2/10/2010
Here's another run-of-the-mill platformer, released concurrently for the Amiga and Genesis/Mega Drive. Bubba, a delivery man for the local zoo, is abducted one day by aliens; accompanied by the appropriately-named sentient stick Stix they must try to find a way back home. As this run demonstrates, this takes a lot less time than you might expect.
See this run replayed on console.

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

Published on 10/15/2011
Castle of Illusion is one of the earlier games for the Genesis. Mickey must collect seven jewels to reach the final boss and save Minnie. He attacks enemies either by flinging apples at them, or by smothering them with his cast-iron buttocks.
This run is around 50 seconds faster than the previous run, thanks to new tricks/glitches and better optimisation. Please read the author's comments for more information on the new tricks and glitches.

Published on 11/8/2008
Castlevania's foray onto the Genesis sees two protagonists duke it out with Dracula and his minions: John Morris and Eric Lecarde. John Morris carries the famed whip, and Eric Lecarde wields a spear.
This run sees John Morris take on the hordes of minions. While Morris is essentially slower in movement, he is still the faster of the two due to his ability to destroy the bosses quicker than Lecarde. For more precise details, see the authors' detailed submission text.

Published on 3/21/2016
Chakan: The Forever Man is a fairly standard platform game in which you control a dead guy (Chakan has lost his soul) through many levels of hack and slash platforming. The ultimate goal is defeat all the bad-guys and so finally achieve inner-peace.
The story-line (if you can call it that) does give this game an interesting image and it is much darker than most other titles available on the Genesis.
This is a full completion run, which, compared to the any% branch, beats some additional levels and collects all items.
NOTE: Don't be fooled by the fake credits after the final level. The game is not quite over yet.

Published on 5/27/2017
This movie here is one that makes little to no sense to someone who isn't familiar with the game. The main character can move very fast and the dark graphics don't help in figuring out what's going on. There is a lot more going on in this movie than meets the eye. For example, the player uses a secret warp involving combining the alchemy potions that are scattered throughout the levels.
This improves the previous run of the game by 29.5 seconds thanks to a route change.
NOTE: Don't be fooled by the fake credits after the final level. The game is not quite over yet.

Published on 2/22/2023
Championship Bowling, known as Boogie Woogie Bowling (ブギウギ・ボーリング) in Japan, is a bowling video game that was developed by Mentrix for the Sega Genesis. It is not to be confused for the video game of the same name for the NES, which was made by a different company. Play a game of bowling by choosing your character, and control the direction and power of your bowl in order to get any many pins down as you can.
In this run, Spikestuff aims to get a perfect game of bowling in record time.
Championship Bowling

Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.8

Published on 5/13/2018
Chester Cheetah: Wild Wild Quest is a 1993 video game that starred Cheetos mascot Chester Cheetah. It is the sequel to Chester Cheetah: Too Cool to Fool. The game is designed much like Super Mario World in that the player navigates through levels in a map, jumps up platforms, and bashes blocks.
Players must explore the entire United States, looking for 10 pieces of a map to Hip City, USA while avoiding or defeating enemies. Levels include a ship, the front of a castle, the bottom of the sea, and a city.
Jigwally bounces around, stomps on bosses, and moves his feet really fast to beat the game and become Hip himself in just under 10 minutes.

Published on 12/16/2018
The land of Alurea is under attack by monsters. Due to a preceding time of peace, its twin princes are the only people who know how to fight. They need to find the legendary "Dragon Blue Eyes" stones in order to save their kingdom. This game is also known as Mega Twins.
In this run, TehBerral guides DERP, the red twin, to the best ending on the hardest difficulty. DERP uses melee and magic to make quick work of all enemies in his path, whether they be lowly bats or fearful clowns.

Published on 10/30/2010
Ophelia Rock has been kidnapped by local bully Gary Gritter and taken to his hangout in the creepy dinosaur graveyard. It's up to Chuck the caveman to come to her rescue in this comical platformer.
This is a 9.83 second improvement over the previous movie. Much of the improvement comes from new shortcuts and tricks.

Published on 10/6/2012
Long after Chuck Rock rescues his significant other, they are married and have a son. In this game, Chuck is kidnapped, and it's up to his son to rescue him!
With the help of new tricks and more precise actions, Truncated has shaved 00:32.25 seconds off of the previous movie. See the author's comments for an explanation of the new tricks as well as detailed comments on the improvements made in each level.

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

Published on 9/2/2015
Contra: Hard Corps (1994) was the first game in the series to be exclusively released on a non-Nintendo console. The game took a lot of elements from previous installments and spiced them up with even more dynamic combat, different playable characters, nonlinear plot and about twice the amount of boss fights.
In this movie the author takes the secret "fifth ending", thereby skipping most of the game. If you want to see runs which play more of the game, then you should see this run (with the quickest "normal" ending) or this run (with the "best" ending).
The Japanese version was chosen because, for some reason, it gives the players a health bar, allowing them to take some damage without dying.

While the time may look longer, it is a 00:00.25 second improvement over the previous movie. The previous movie used an inaccurate FPS (60) instead of the standard Genesis framerate (59.923).

Published on 12/10/2018
Contra: Hard Corps is the only game of the Contra series released on the Genesis / Mega Drive console. In this game, you get to choose between four characters, each with different abilities and weapons.
This game has four completely different final stages, each with a different ending, depending on the choices you make earlier. This run takes the second quickest path leading to one of these final stages. There are also runs which get the faster secret ending and the best ending.
The Japanese version was chosen because for some reason it gives the players a health bar, allowing them to take some damage without dying.
Fang is used due to a glitch that allows him to deliver fully charged D weapon shots without taking time to charge them.
This movie by Soig beats his old record by 00:06.88 seconds. To learn more about these improvements, you can read the author's comments.

Published on 12/26/2018
Contra: Hard Corps is the only game of the Contra series released on the Genesis / Mega Drive console. In this game, you get to choose between four characters, each with different abilities and weapons. The Japanese version was chosen because, for some reason, it gives the players a health bar, allowing them to take some damage without dying.
You can also get several different endings, based on which choices you make at several points. In this movie, the author takes the "best ending", which is the only ending that rewards the player with a "GOOD JOB!" screen at the end. There is also a run which obtains a worse ending but still shows off a number of the game's stages. There is also a run which gets the secret ending.
In this movie, Soig improves his previous effort by 00:12.77 seconds.

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

Published on 3/10/2017
Crack Down (クラックダウン) is a run and gun arcade game originally released by Sega in 1989, and ported to the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis in 1990.
This is a 2D Run and Gun game where you need to plant bombs in designated locations then escape. It has a 1 and a 2 player mode. This game features some neat music as well.
This is an improvement over the previous "1 player" TAS of 02:05.09 minutes due to a glitch which allows to cross some very thin walls. This run also obsoletes the "2 player" one.

Published on 11/26/2018
Dahna: Megami Tanjou (Dahna: Goddess' Birth) is a 1991 platform action game developed by and published by IGS for the Mega Drive exclusively in Japan and South Korea. Player controls the title character who struggles against the powers of an evil sorceress raiding her village. The story is told through cut scenes and Dahna was helped along the way by various mythical beasts.

Published on 2/8/2009
Dark Castle looks like a Genesis version of Donkey Kong. This new movie is eleven frames faster than the previous version by Aqfaq and stanski.
Selected statement by Aqfaq:
I managed to skip most of the game, which is good because Dark Castle sucks.

Published on 12/18/2012
Death Duel is a side-scrolling first person shooter where the player controls a mech versus a set of nine other mechs. There is a bonus stage after each battle where the player must qualify for the next battle. The player has to purchase repairs, weapons and ammunition with the credits that are earned for destroying the enemy body parts and completing the rounds quickly.
In this run, Trask takes out the enemies mostly through well placed missiles and the more expensive homing missiles. At one point a missile is used to punch through a wall to open up a path for more missiles.
Death Duel

Emulator Replay:
Gens 11 svn304

Published on 11/14/2022
DecapAttack is a Genesis exclusive game starring the mummy Chuck D. Head who's on a quest to stop an underworld army. To do so, Chuck must overcome several dangers, such as clever fishes, seals with sunglasses, and maniac bulldozers. At his disposal, Chuck has several ability-enhancing potions, as well as a spare skull to chuck at his enemies.
This is a 10 second improvement over the previous run. Most of the time saved comes from better optimization and use of the swinging poles that can be used to go faster than with regular running.

Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.8

Published on 11/29/2008
Desert Demolition captures the theme and style of the popular Warner Brothers Road Runner shorts to create an entertaining game where the stage hazards and layouts change based on your character choice.
This run features Road Runner, who uses his insane speed to avoid or even plow through Wile E. Coyote's many traps.
For a Wile E. Coyote version of the game by the same author, click here.

Published on 5/20/2020
A prince and princess were in love with each other until a jealous demon turned the happy couple into a set of stone paddles; resembling that of the pinball kind. Suddenly, a ball came into existence that could use the prince and princess in order to defeat the demons that now rule over the kingdom.
Devilish: The Next Possession is a sequel of the Game Gear game Devilish. It was released for the Genesis in 1992.
Players have to use two paddles; the upper one is used to defeat demons while the lower one helps to prevent the player from dropping to its demise at the bottom of the board. By defeating bad guys and smashing through breakable blocks, the player advances towards the boss of each level.

Published on 6/2/2018
Based on the 1995 Disney Pixar movie of the same name, this game tells the story of a toy cowboy named 'Woody' and his jealousy over his owner's new toy, a 'Buzz Lightyear' figurine. Like its movie counterpart, this game features revolutionary graphics for its era and (for the most part) a unique musical score. The game also has a few different modes of play: most stages work like standard platformers, though there are racing stages and even a maze-exploration stage.
Jimmie1717 & EZGames69 improve the previous TAS by 00:04.39 seconds.
If you would like to see the TAS for the SNES version, click here.

Published on 12/20/2020
Donald in Maui Mallard is one of Disney Interactive's earlier works, released in 1995 for the Sega Genesis only in Europe and Brazil, in which Disney's Donald Duck takes the starring role. As the detective Maui Mallard, he's on the trail of a long lost Idol, which has recently vanished. Early on, Maui can also switch between his normal self and Ninja Maui, and with all the creepy voodoo enemies he'll encounter throughout his adventure, he's going to need all the help he can get.
SBDWolf completes the game in record time.

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

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

Published on 1/2/2013
Sega's equivalent to Kirby's Avalanche gets its own movie. We all know these games by now, clump together alike beans in long combo chains to chuck mess onto your opponent, and win by blocking up opponent’s screen. Just the third column will suffice.

Published on 10/11/2014
This version of Duke Nukem 3D was released exclusively in Brazil. The gameplay is fundamentally the same and has the player blasting invading aliens from Duke's point of view. It consists of nine levels based on the PC's Lunar Apocalypse episode and a range of enemies and weapons from the original game. The difficulty has been raised significantly, and the framerate is noticeably reduced. The port also makes heavy use of scanlines and a smaller window size to reduce the overall render load.
Dimon12321 follows the fastest path through each of the maps, and moves extra quickly by running and strafing at the same time.

Published on 9/6/2014
During the prolonged campaign known as the Goblin Wars, the Goblin Army gathered one night to amass a final assault upon Duke Hector Barrik's Castle. In the middle of this decisive battle, however, both armies were suddenly interrupted by a great earthquake as a vortex violently manifested itself in the midnight sky. Friend and foes alike were sucked up and taken into this void. On the other side, the Duke's Castle and its inhabitants mysteriously found themselves deposited within a hollow valley, securely guarded by impossibly high cliffs illuminated by a flaring red sun overhead. Per the Duke's urgent request, four adventurers are summoned and commissioned with the task of exploring this strange new land, in hopes of finding allies to establish trade with.
In ars4326's run, the ground work laid by the previous TASer, A Jesus Fan, is improved upon in this 7+ minute improvement. Most notably, only a single Thief is used throughout due to a programming exploit which allows him to inflict waves of constant critical damage while fighting in dungeons. In addition, a newly discovered reloading trick is used to skip the game's only required overworld fight in the Azcan Jungle. Also, new route strategies and movement optimizations are featured.
Finally, the ending input has been corrected to showcase the game's entire ending upon completing the final dungeon.

Published on 12/31/2017
Dynamite Headdy (1994) is an often-overlooked action/platformer gem whose main hero, a star puppet named Headdy, can attack his enemies by shooting his detachable head at them.
During the span of the game, Headdy must defeat the evil puppet king Dark Demon who captured his friends' home town, the Keymasters that guard the path to the villain, and Headdy's lifelong rival Trouble Bruin, who is eager to take his place in the production.
To prevent all those bad things from happening, Headdy has a nice arsenal of interchangeable heads that are used both to attack enemies and to aid traveling, which brings enough variety to entertain the viewer throughout the movie.
This run is an improvement of 00:45.81 seconds over the predecessor publication. It is achieved through a variety of improved movement, new glitches/tricks, and better RNG manipulation. Some key time saves include better Hangman/Spike Head flings, a couple small sequence breaks, and a boss phase skip.

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

Published on 12/3/2015
We follow our hero, Earthworm Jim, as he attempts to foil the evil Psycrows' plan to steal away the beautiful Princess What's-Her-Name.
YamiAmarillo beats this quirky game in record time, via the use of various tricks and glitches, as well as using the easiest difficulty to minimize the in-between level mini-games.

Published on 7/14/2020
Ecco: The Tides of Time (1994) is the sequel to Ecco the Dolphin. It is harder than the original, and continues its bizarre science fiction plotline. You control Ecco the dolphin, navigating the waters, circumnavigating the time-stream, saving lost DNA nucleotide pairs, and finding key crystals, schools of fish and pockets of air deep down in submarine caves.
Ecco is capable of moving at very high speed but has little in the way of brakes. Turning corners without smashing into walls is tricky to say the least.
Upthorn improves his previous previous record by 00:55.14 seconds.

As a bonus, Upthorn has created an extra encode that displays the TAS environment he designed for this run.

Published on 10/6/2007
El Viento done 39.15 seconds faster than the previous run by the same author. The improvements come mainly from using frame advance.
Note: The movie file works also with El Viento (U) [!].gen rom.

Published on 10/26/2008
E-SWAT: City Under Siege is a story about a cop who dreams of wearing a cybernetic jetpack suit and becoming a killing machine. His dream comes true.
More seriously, this game stars the police officer Duke Oda trying to clean up the crime in the city of Liberty and fight the crime organization E.V.E. Some more details about the game can be found here. The variety of available weapons, and the use of a jetpack (denoted Burner), make this an entertaining action-packed movie.
This run features a 9-second improvement over the preceding version.

Published on 5/7/2010
In this game, the Earth has been nearly destroyed by the genetic and biological weapons unleashed during World War 3. Radiation and strange viruses have combined to physically transform the human population into vile, disgusting mutants. However, a scientist named Dr. Kildare, who aims to reclaim mankind's lost genetic heritage, returns six people to normal to fight for humanity as the Ex-Mutants. Your job, as one of the Ex-Mutants, is to rescue the other Ex-Mutants and find power cells for Dr. Kildare.
maTO completes this game in a little over 10 minutes by accurate playing and good health management.

Published on 3/24/2017
Fantasia is the title of a side-scrolling video game developed by Infogrames and produced by Sega for its own Mega Drive/Genesis system. The game was loosely based on the film of the same name.
In the game, the player controls Mickey Mouse as the Sorcerer's Apprentice through various side-scrolling levels in an attempt to collect musical notes that somehow went missing whilst he was asleep. The game's four levels were based on amalgamations of the segments of Fantasia, each one around the elements: water (The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Dance of the Reed Flutes and Arabian Dance), earth (The Rite of Spring), air (Russian Dance, Pastoral Symphony and Dance of the Hours) and fire (Night on Bald Mountain, Toccata and Fugue in D Minor). The player defeats various enemies by jumping on them or by collecting magical bubbles that could be used to shoot at enemies as projectiles. In each level, the player collects a certain number of hidden magical notes in order for the song to play once again.
In this run, maTO makes his way through the game as fast as possible.

Published on 12/2/2007
Fatal Labyrinth is an early Genesis turn-based dungeon crawler. It consists of 30 floors/levels and a final battle.
The object of each floor is to reach the stairs that take you up to the next floor. Normally this involves lots of exploring, collecting equipment, and fighting with numerous monsters; but, this being a TAS, you don't see so much of that.

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

Published on 12/6/2022
Flicky is an arcade-style Genesis game in which a flightless blue bird named Flicky must rescue her Chirps dispersed throughout the 48 rounds and bring them safely to the exit. In doing so, she must travel through a series of houses, some being in Egypt, others in space. She must also avoid the tigers led by Tiger and the chameleons led by Iggy, who just happen to be in the houses too. Luckily, there are miscellaneous items on the ground Flicky can throw to really send them rolling!
Winslinator improves on the previous run by 53 seconds thanks to improved routing, more floor clips, and crafty techniques to go slightly faster than the speed cap. This TAS also minimizes time-costly bikini girl bonuses and extra life pauses. You can read the author's notes for more details.

Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.8

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

Published on 3/17/2008
Garfield and Odie broke the TV. After they "fix" it, the "spare parts" from the TV turn into a monster and suck Garfield and Odie into the TV! With cat-like reflexes, Garfield defeats the monster (known as Glitch) in short order by, among other things, manipulating luck and taking damage to save time!

Published on 8/27/2022
Gemfire is a strategy game by Koei for the Sega Genesis in 1992. The goal of the game is to control every territory of the fictional land of Ishmeria, where a tyrannical king, Eselred, abused the titular object's power in order to instill fear among his subjects. The king also imprisons his daughter, Princess Robyn, after she seized Gemfire and pried the 6 wizard gems loose.
ShesChardcore completes the most difficult scenario in the game and saves Ishmeria in record time.

Published on 7/4/2017
Generations Lost is an action-platformer developed for the Sega Genesis by Pacific Softscape and released by Time Warner Interactive in 1994. The player takes on the role of a young adventurous man named Monobe who is searching for the past of his people. He is equipped with an arm-mounted device called an "e-rad" and what is believed to be magic armor. These devices allow Monobe to project energy bolts and create energy ropes to swing on, in addition to basic fighting skills, running, jumping, and rolling. The player must use his skills and his devices to traverse the many strange lands of the game.
In this run, maTO runs, jumps, rolls, and swings his way throughout the world to find the mysterious past of his people.

Published on 9/4/2017
Set after the events of the first movie, Sega's Ghostbusters follows the further adventures of Peter, Ray, and Egon, as the make their way through six cases in an attempt to piece together a mysterious stone tablet.
Completely different than the Activision title of the same name, the Genesis Ghostbusters is a side-scrolling platformer that has the boys in gray running through houses, apartments, a burning house and a high-rise for starters as they battle a myriad of ghosts with their proton blasters. When the Ghostbusters face off against a boss ghost, they have the ability to trap them the traditional way.
Peter, Ray, and Egon each have different abilities, and can purchase weapon and life upgrades from shops throughout the levels. Other familiar faces make an appearance, as Slimer offers power-ups, and the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man returns to settle the score from the movie.
In this new attempt Soig improves his previous movie by 03:56.14 minutes.

Published on 7/9/2011
Gods is a game about someone who wants to become a god and gain immortality. This is a delicate and paradoxical issue, because temporal immortality can be bought at just about every shop in this game, but the hero still dies numerous times.
Another fun aspect is bomb-jumping, which allows both higher jumps and traveling vertically through walls. Almost the whole 2nd half of the game is skipped with this trick! However, it is not verified whether this trick will work on an actual console.
This is the author's latest version, improved by another 132 frames.

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

Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.2.1

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

Published on 7/4/2012
High Seas Havoc is essentially a Sonic game without the spin dash, wallzipping or any hedgehogs. Seals really are not as fast on land. But this one knows what he wants, for he is a pirate: Treasure!
In this movie, philipptr runs against all the hardships, enemies heads and bosses lives, all to get the treasure map and his beloved Bridget back.

Published on 3/14/2023
Home Alone is a video game that's very loosely based on the movie of the same name. While the movie has Kevin McCallister defending his house from the Wet Bandits, in this game, he must avoid them from capturing him while saving the other houses in the neighborhood from being totally robbed and damaged by them. And it appears his neighbors have some really weird stuff in their houses, yet Kevin, Harry, and Marv can break into them no matter what security systems they have.
OtakuTAS saves 9 frames over the previous run by choosing the Beginner difficulty instead of the Expert difficulty, which made the robot required for the screen wrap glitch appear earlier. It also cuts down the real-time gameplay shown by 20 minutes.

Published on 6/23/2012
In this cookie-cutter platformer based on the movie of the same name, watch as Kevin runs through levels sometimes doing unorthodox things like standing on toilet water to dodge the Wet Bandits and make it to his mom as fast as possible.

Published on 11/26/2009
In this action platformer loosely based on the famous film (and not to be confused with The Action Game or The Graphic Adventure), Indiana Jones travels the world to find the Holy Grail with whip in hand.
In this run, he grabs the Grail so fast you don't even see it coming — in fact the sequence in which the grail is chosen goes by before the screen finishes being drawn, so you don't even get to see that.

Published on 12/25/2009
Enemy spies have been sent to buy military weapon technologies from scientists all around the world. Young Indiana Jones has been recruited to infiltrate the meeting locations and prevent the spies from leaving alive.
But Indy doesn't care about the deals and forgets to kill the spies other than the one in England, perhaps thinking, "What the heck, I climbed all the way up to the top of Big Ben; may as well actually defeat the spy this time."
Watch Young Indy blaze through this otherwise uninspiring game with unconventional techniques such as using gear wheels to suddenly appear on another floor and suiciding to avoid fighting bosses.

Note: The audio issues are a result of Gens's inaccurate audio emulation.

Published on 5/5/2016
Iron Man is an unlicensed bootleg Genesis game, made by a Russian developer team (best known as the Unknown Russian Developers, said to be known as Kudos or Kudos-Game) and released circa 2014. The same developers have made many bootleg Genesis games based off various licenses, including Mario 3: Around the World, Mario 4: Space Odyssey, Ben 10, and many more.
Noxxa runs through the 120 screens of this game in record time.

Published on 10/12/2015
James Bond 007: The Duel is a sidescrolling platformer featuring a storyline that is not based on a James Bond film. A mad professor has commandeered a Caribbean satellite launch center and is planning to use its technology to take over the world, and only 007 can stop him!
The game requires precision in jumping, as Bond will easily die if he falls from high places. Bond's gun also needs to be reloaded on occasion and ammo needs to be conserved. Besides shooting the bad guys in his way, Bond has to find all of the female hostages and set bombs in each base in order to proceed.
Archanfel improves the previous run by 2 minutes and 21.13 seconds thanks to better optimization and new tricks like dying to save time and using minor bullet damage to avoid lethal falling damage from great heights.

Published on 3/31/2019
In his second adventure, James Pond must save Santa Claus's toy workshop from Dr. Maybe. Pond has been equipped with a robotic suit--hence the code name "RoboCod"--due to the challenges of the mission. It includes an Inspector Gadget-style stretch device, which he can use to view higher areas or claw onto ceilings and slide across them.
This run saves 3049 frames over the previous one but is longer because it completes the two secret levels. Time savings come from faster boss fights, avoidance of unnecessary bonuses, better HP management, and more optimized movement.

Published on 4/23/2017
James Pond 3: Operation Starfish (1993) is a platform game starring a super agile fish named James Pond, which has been Amiga's somewhat preemptive answer to Sonic the Hedgehog and Super Mario World games. The physics of this game allow for many interesting acrobatics, like running up the walls and ceilings at breakneck speed. As such, these abilities are abused to the point where, in some parts, Pond bounces around as fast as Sonic does.
Following the game's plot, the evil Dr. Maybe attempts to take over the dairy industry, for which he constructs a giant stronghold on the Moon. Because, as you probably know, its surface is made of cheese. The overworld map spans over 100 levels, but most of them are optional.
This run is the author's third submission of this game. The Cheese Mines and Stiltonium Machines were destroyed in order to reach the good ending. According to the author, the bad ending is about as bad as losing the game, as you get a non-standard game over instead of the ending.
He improves the previous run by 4:42.29, thanks to new glitch discoveries and better optimisation in many places. Please read the author's comments for more details.

Published on 8/31/2019
Jewel Master chronicles the untold story of, well, the Jewel Master and his battle against evil. He has at his disposal magical rings that can be worn in different combinations and grant him extra powers.
arkiandruski and ajfirecracker improve the previous TAS by 00:05.04 seconds.

The encodes provide commentary by the author as soft subtitles.

Published on 11/18/2019
Junction is a puzzle game developed by Micronet where the objective is slide track tiles on the board and to clear bridged tracks located on the boarder of the puzzle.

Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.3.1

Published on 3/6/2010
This is a raptor movie of the Genesis version of Jurassic Park, which is completely different from the SNES version. In this game, you can choose between Grant and the raptor, each with his own set of levels. Grant's levels are like Prince of Persia except with dinosaurs and better weapons. The raptor's levels go by much faster.
The collision detection is quite buggy, and the author takes advantage of this.
This is a 12.34 second improvement on the previous movie, almost all of the improvement coming from better optimization.

Published on 3/3/2023
Jurassic Park is a 1993 video game developed by BlueSky Software and published by Sega for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis. It is a side-scrolling action video game, with platform gameplay elements.
The game is playable as either paleontologist Dr. Alan Grant, or a Velociraptor. In this movie, OtakuTAS improves the previous publication by 1,263 frames.

Published on 12/2/2018
Jurassic Park: Rampage Edition is a 1994 side-scrolling video game developed by BlueSky Software and published by Sega for the Sega Genesis. It is the sequel to Sega's previous Jurassic Park video game, based on the film of the same name and also released for the Genesis. Jurassic Park: Rampage Edition is a revamped version of its predecessor, featuring similar gameplay with several changes, and a new story that continues from where the previous game ended.
This game features fascinating graphics, and the glitches Archanfel abuses are just as stunning! Watch him zip and clip through the entire game under 3 minutes.
Hint: Hover the mouse over the screenshot.

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

Published on 8/8/2009
Kid Chameleon is the story of a kid trapped in an arcade machine, where he has to traverse many different kinds of levels from different "games" and can transform into many types of characters. It is rather convoluted, with the ability to take many paths to the last level.
Instead of taking the fastest path, this movie takes the longest path possible without backtracking, but does so as quickly as possible. Several new tricks originated in this run that only recently found their way into the any%.

Published on 3/7/2010
In this fast-paced platformer, our hero, Casey, is faced with a virtual reality game which seems to make its participants disappear; he must make use of the ability to change into a variety of different forms with diverse abilities to get to the bottom of the mystery.
This run aims for the fastest possible path through the game in real time, and so manipulates the score counter in a few instances.
This is an improvement of a minute and a half to the previously published (five year old) run in this category.

Published on 7/20/2008
At TASVideos, even 10 second long movies are improved, and game characters become so powerful they don't even have to move in order to complete the game.
This improvement is a result of the previous movie's author joining forces with the author of a VBA bot used in a glitched-out Pokémon TAS. Together they've managed to shorten the solution by 14 frames with the help of a similarly-designed bot for Gens.
Note that, while input length is 10 seconds long, less than 0.3 seconds of it is actual gameplay!

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

Published on 11/27/2014
Langrisser II (ラングリッサー2) is the acclaimed sequel to Langrisser, also known as Warsong. The original game was released only in Japan, never finding its way to an official release in English as of this writing.
You are placed into the role of Elwin (descendent of Garrett/Redin), a wandering Swordsman who stops to rest from his journey at a small, obscure village. He soon finds himself, however, in a sudden conflict between an elite detachment of the Rayguard Empire and a peculiar young woman whom they are attempting to abduct. In desperation, her childhood friend Hein rushes toward Elwin and urgently pleads him to help fight off and thwart the Empire's plans. So much for rest...
Who is this young woman? Why is a major military power intent on capturing her? And what's this have to do with a legendary holy blade?
In ars4326's run, cunning strategy combines with heavy luck manipulation to produce a speedrun that completes all of the game's accessible stages (27 normal and 3 'hidden') in just under 2 hours. Virtually no level-grinding is found in this action-packed playthrough as Elwin & Co. seek to stop an Emperor's plans of uniting the continent with the power of an ancient demon sword!

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