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Like many Castlevania games, Portrait of Ruin has extra alternate play modes available after completing the primary quest. In this case, you get to play as the Old Axe Armor, a character unlocked after defeating 1000 old axe armors in the main game mode.
mtbRc defeats Dracula in this mode in record time.
Published on 5/3/2019 7:30 PM

F-Zero Maximum Velocity is a futuristic racing video game developed by NDcube and published by Nintendo for the Game Boy Advance. The game was released in Japan, North America and Europe in 2001. It is the first F-Zero game to be released on a handheld game console.
The Grand Prix is the main single player component of Maximum Velocity. It consists of four series named after chess pieces: "Pawn", "Knight", "Bishop" and "Queen", each having five races in four difficulty settings. In this movie, Memory uses the best unlockable machine at the hardest difficulty setting to blaze through the Pawn tracks of the Grand Prix mode.
Published on 1/27/2019 1:21 PM

Samus's first adventure is retold in Metroid: Zero Mission with extra storyline, extra items and on a system with a better graphics processor. This run completes the game with 100% item collection, at least as far as the end-of-game display is concerned.
This run is an improvement over Dragonfangs's previous work. It saves about 4 seconds of In-Game time, but uses a new route that removes lots of door transitions, saving about 20 seconds of real time. The previous run used VisualBoyAdvance that runs this game inaccurately fast compared to BizHawk (mGBA core) used here, which is why the movie time appears longer.

There is also an alternate YouTube stream featuring audio commentary by the author as well as members of the speedrunning community.
Published on 7/24/2019 3:09 PM

Sonic Advance was Sonic the Hedgehog's first appearance on a portable Nintendo console, and he brought all his friends with him.
This run proves that Knuckles the Echidna is up to the task of zipping through levels at warp speed and defeating Dr. Eggman yet again. Don't blink! In this movie, the author doesn't take advantage of the game-destroying spindash glitch featured in this run as Sonic.
While it may seem that it's only 0.73 seconds faster than the previous movie due to more accurate emulation, it is in fact faster by 33.13 seconds in in-game time. Please read the author's comments for more details.
Published on 4/21/2019 8:01 AM

Published on 2/15/2019 12:03 AM

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 9:36 AM

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 8:49 AM

Resident Evil 4 features a completely new story and an innovative "over-the-shoulder" third person perspective that replaces the fixed camera system of the previous three Resident Evil games.
Special agent Leon Kennedy is on a mission to rescue Ashley Graham, the daughter of the U.S. President, from a sinister cult in a remote rural part of Europe. Leon must fight hordes of violent villagers and mutated monsters on his way to save her.
The Mercenaries is an unlockable minigame in Resident Evil 4. It is unlocked by completing the main game regardless of difficulty. The objective is to kill enemies to earn points before the evacuation chopper arrives in the allotted time.
In this run, Ubercapitalist plays through the Village level of The Mercenaries game mode using Wesker. He obtains the maximum amount of kills and the highest score using multiple weapons and major amount of luck and spawn manipulation. Ubercapitalist has also made a TAS of the Castle map for The Mercenaries.
Published on 11/29/2019 1:18 PM

In Sonic 3 & Knuckles, Sonic and Tails continue to thwart the plans of Dr. Robotnik, this time on the Floating Island that is guarded by Knuckles the Echidna.
In this run, you'll see the Floating Island like never before, as Evil_3D, TheYogWog, and kaan55 use every trick in Sonic's and Tails's arsenal to collect as many rings as possible. The routing for this goal is more about efficiently moving between groups of rings than efficiently moving to the end of the stage, and is incredibly complex.
This run starts from a clear-game savestate with all of the Chaos Emeralds and Super Emeralds collected, so that collecting giant rings will award Sonic and Tails a 50-ring bonus instead of taking them to a Blue Sphere bonus stage. We normally do not accept save-anchored movies; more details can be found in the authors' comments.
An atlas encode is also available, which shows the characters' positions on a zoomed-out level map, which might make it easier to follow the action.
For those wishing to play back the emulator movie file, a Gens-11b savestate for this purpose is available here.
Published on 12/23/2019 7:01 PM

Axiom Verge, released in 2015, is a 2D Metroidvania centered around the protagonist Trace, a scientist who finds himself on the world of Sudra after an experiment gone wrong, separated from Earth by a deadly void called the Breach. When Trace arrives on Sudra he finds its civilization collapsed due to the release of a deadly pathogen in the act of biological warfare. With the help of the Rusalki — giant war machines that guard this world — Trace has to uncover the truth behind the fall of Sudra, confront the perpetrator behind it, and return back to his home world across the Breach.
Axiom Verge takes heavy inspiration from early Metroid games and some other platformers of the era and employs a number of unconventional storytelling and gameplay design decisions, and is all-around well-polished. If you enjoy action platformers or exploration-driven games with a solid sci-fi plot, playing through the game before watching the TAS is highly recommended so that the latter 1/4 of it (and especially the 4th boss, Vision) become easier to comprehend.
keylie improves the previous TAS by almost 3 minutes thanks to getting the grappling hook, better optimisation, and skipping one of the bosses. He completes the game's speedrun mode (which shows an in-game timer and disables all cutscenes) in 25:09.24 by the in-game timer, picking up 15% of items.
Boss times: 02:26.52 (Xedur), 05:39.08 (Telal), 11:02.19 (Uruku), 18:20.54 (Vision), 20:23.42 (Ukhu).
Published on 7/30/2019 12:41 PM

This is it, Madeline. Just breathe. You can do this.
Celeste is a platform game released in 2018 and developed by independent game studio Extremely OK Games, who also developed TowerFall Ascension. It features Madeline, a young girl who sets on a journey to reach the summit of the titular mountain. Can she survive the many dangers that await her on her ascent?
This time, EuniverseCat, fishmcmuffins, keylie, dahlukeh and Lanvilla collect all 175 red strawberries, the moon berry, all 24 crystal hearts, all B-Side cassette tapes as well as completing every chapter (which also includes the B- and C-Sides as well as the recently released Farewell chapter) in a record in-game time of 1:16:51.335.

There is also an alternate YouTube stream featuring audio commentary by EuniverseCat, fishmcmuffins and Chaikitty, a speedrunner of the game.
Published on 12/25/2019 8:05 PM

Arkanoid (1987) strongly resembles the arcade game Breakout (1976). In Arkanoid, the paddle is actually a spaceship, and the bricks are space walls. The goal of the game is to break through the space walls and defeat the villainous Doh in order to escape from the space labyrinth.
Chef Stef improves the previous TAS by 1 minute and 15.62 seconds, thanks to much better optimisation in many stages. Please read the author's comments for more details.
Watch this TAS being played back on a real console.
Published on 4/17/2019 4:20 PM

Battle City: Zeng Ge Hack is a Battle City hack made by Zeng Ge (also known as zyr2288). It features complete overhaul of the game and lots of challenging, novel mechanics that weren't present in the original.
Soig uses TAS tools to beat this game as fast as possible. Even though he makes it look easy, it still remains clear how hard this game is for a regular human.
Published on 7/17/2019 3:12 PM

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Contra completed fast, with an additional goal: do not kill enemies directly unless absolutely necessary to complete the game.
The hero shows the ultimate display of pacifism by sacrificing his own life in order to not destroy the Level 5 tanks.
This movie improves upon the previous movie by 6.38 seconds thanks to better optimizations.

Note: This game was released under different names, such as 魂斗羅 (Kontora) in Japan, and Probotector in Europe. GryZor is also used in Europe on some other systems.
Published on 3/7/2019 4:24 PM

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Contra completed fast, with an additional goal: do not kill enemies directly unless absolutely necessary to complete the game.
The hero shows the ultimate display of pacifism by sacrificing his own life in order to not destroy the Level 5 tanks.
This movie improves upon the previous movie thanks to better optimizations.

Note: This game was released under different names, such as 魂斗羅 (Kontora) in Japan, and Probotector in Europe. GryZor is also used in Europe on some other systems.
Published on 4/20/2019 12:50 PM

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Contra completed fast, with an additional goal: do not kill enemies directly unless absolutely necessary to complete the game.
This movie improves upon the previous movie thanks by by 00:03.89 seconds to better optimizations.

Note: This game was released under different names, such as 魂斗羅 (Kontora) in Japan, and Probotector in Europe. GryZor is also used in Europe on some other systems.
Published on 7/5/2019 7:50 PM

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Published on 7/29/2019 3:37 PM

Mega Man 2 is a game that hardly needs any introduction. This movie plays Rockman 2, the Japanese version, which is essentially Mega Man 2 in difficult mode.
warmCabin completes the games without any zips in record time. Please read the submision comments for more details.
The second YouTube stream features an input display.
The author streamed his TAS with live commentary, which can be viewed here.

You can watch this run being played back on a console.
Published on 10/28/2019 9:49 AM

Created via collaboration among several hackers, Rockman: Spirits of Hackers extensively modifies the weapons, levels, bosses, and music of Rockman 6. Though labeled as incomplete, it was officially released by the team without plans for further updates.
In this run, Baddap1 uses Mega Man's new capabilities to rush through the levels and again put an end to Dr. Wily's attempt at world domination.
Published on 6/15/2019 3:48 PM

Ever since Morimoto published his legendary movie in mid-2003, the players at TASVideos have repeatedly made it faster and faster and even faster! Of course, there doesn't ever seem to be a stop for when it is fastest.
This movie is 00:00.60 seconds faster than the previous movie. Most of the improvement comes from Bowser's Castle, where the authors didn't have to lose time in order to get a favourable Bowser pattern. For more details, see the run's comments.
You can see this run played on an NES right here.

The encodes feature commentary as soft subtitles.
Published on 3/16/2019 1:53 PM

In Tomb Raider II: Starring Lara Croft we follow Lara Croft on her second journey to collect the mythical Dagger of Xian artifact near The Great Wall of China.
Join Troye as they jumps, shoots, flips, solves puzzles but forgoes any time saving glitches within their journey.
Published on 5/31/2019 4:34 AM

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Castlevania: Symphony of the Night for the Sega Saturn is a port of the popular PSX game of the same name. This version features the console-exclusive character Maria, who easily blazes through the castle, proving that she's not just another damsel in distress. EZGames69 uses a combination of magic powers, kicks, glitches and luck manipulation to free the world, yet again, from Dracula's minions.
EZGames69 improved the previous movie with better optimization. The movie time appears longer due to including the BIOS sequence and generally more accurate Saturn emulation in BizHawk. Actual game-play improvements are detailed in this video.
For more glitching and monster killing, we also have Alucard and Richter's movies, both done on the PlayStation version.

There is also an alternate YouTube stream featuring audio commentary by the author.
Published on 6/29/2019 6:40 AM

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

Note: 5 presses of the Y button are required in one boss fight in order to pick up and throw barrels.
Published on 5/8/2019 2:11 AM

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

Every second encode link leads to a version where all graphics have been fixed.
Published on 8/1/2019 12:11 AM

Iji is a freeware game released by Daniel Remar in 2008. Quoting his website, where the game can be downloaded: "Iji is an action-packed strategic platform shooter with a detailed story, large levels with multiple paths, powerful bosses and lots of secrets. There are alternate gameplay events, dialogues and scenes depending on what you do, a wealth of extras and bonus features, and seven stats to upgrade through a leveling system. Iji herself has superhuman strength and abilities, and can crack Nanotechnology, use her enemies' most devastating weapons against them, and be a pacifist or a killer - the story adapts to how you play."
This time, Matslo123 plays through the Ultimortal difficulty, which gets unlocked after clearing Expert difficulty, whilst not taking damage in the process in record time.
Published on 4/10/2019 2:45 PM


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