Tool-assisted movies (9)

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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


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