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2xtreme is a PS1 extreme sports racing game where you skate, cycle, snowboard, and rollerblade around the world against other racers. It is the sequel to ESPN Extreme Games, though it now lacks the ESPN branding.
mxlenny94 completes every race in the game as fast as possible by careful use of speed powerups and gates, minimizing airtime, and otherwise careful gameplay.
The author would like to share a personal message: A big thanks to all my friends who've been nothing but supportive since the first time I told them about this. Your encouragement helped me push through making this and I can't thank you enough. I love you.
Published on 12/12/2021
Game:
2xtreme

Genres:
Sport
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.6.2 Windows (x64)

Animorphs: Shattered Reality is what's considered as a poorly created video game based on the Scholastic Series written by K. A. Applegate.
Visser Three attempts to create a device that is designed to wipe out the Animorphs life using the Continuum Crystal. However the device failed and the crystal has vanished leaving behind a shattered reality. This reality is where Visser Three has almost completed his world domination.
Watch as Fizztastic morphs and fights their way through to stop Visser Three and restore the reality to what it once was in record time.

The YouTube encode includes commentary in the form of soft subtitles.
Published on 3/26/2020

Armored Core sees the player take on the role of a Raven: A mercenary who customizes and pilots a giant mecha (an Armored Core) to complete missions for powerful corporations in a dystopian future.
In this run, Zinfidel completes the game in record time by taking the corporations' money, failing to do nearly anything they ask, and using glitches to quickly destroy the super AI that has been pulling their strings the entire time. Details are in the submission notes.

The encodes of this run include the author's commentary as soft subtitles.
Published on 3/21/2020
Game:
Armored Core

Genres:
Shooter
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.4

Astérix: The Gallic War is a light-hearted action-strategy hybrid game featuring the popular Asterix comic book characters. You play as Asterix, Obelix and the rest of the Celtic Gaul army as they war with the Romans, led by Caesar, who have seized all but one territory from the Gaul Empire. After gathering your army, you must capture lands adjacent to yours by either clearing a platforming segment, a mini-game like throwing a Roman as far as possible or combat sequences.
wesen runs through the game in record time.
Published on 11/20/2017

Azure Dreams is an RPG random dungeon crawler where the main character, Koh, can recruit familiars and level them up in the 40-floor Monster Tower, while gaining items and riches. He can also help the local town and romance some girls.
As can be seen from the movie time, none of this occurs in this TAS. It's just one naked dash to the top and a whole bunch of fortuitous circumstances. Luck manipulation was used on almost every floor to ensure that elevators and helpful traps are strategically located.
Should you decide to play Azure Dreams, this is definitely the wrong way to play the game.
Published on 3/10/2010

Bishi Bashi Special is a collection of 46 mini-games with a variety of rules.
Here Spikestuff is playing through them quickly while picking up the maximum score of 10 for each. Getting the high score sometimes has odd conditions, like the elephant race where finishing 7-2 is needed for the 10.
For a TAS of a related game, see the Salary Man Champ publication.

Note: This movie is set to obsolete the "Time Trial" mode, because it contains the levels from that mode, and more, effectively superseding it.
Published on 2/9/2013
Game:
Bishi Bashi Special

Genres:
Puzzle
Emulator Version:
PSXjin v2.0.2 svn0

Bishi Bashi Special 2 brings more of the comical minigames that are a staple of the series. This collection of the arcade games Hyper Bishi Bashi Champ and Gachaga Champ saw a Japanese and a European release (where it was lumped together with the first game).
The minigames themselves are very straightforward and usually involve only the Triangle, Cross, and Circle buttons. This is a direct holdover from the original arcade machines, which featured a three-button layout. Some minigames also include the directional pad to increase the button-mashing even further. For example, in the first minigame the player has to fend off mobsters by pressing the D-Pad in the direction they're coming from.
Watch Spikestuff absolutely demolish the computer opponent in one fast-paced minigame after another!
Published on 8/14/2015
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.11.0

Bishi Bashi 3: Step Champ is a conversion of the arcade with the same name. This time around dancing and feet coordination is key to success as this outing is specially made to be played with Konami's Dance Dance Revolution dance mat.
As usual with the Bishi Bashi games, it's full to the brim with random and rather off-beat mini-games that often times pokes fun at Konami's own franchises (such as Track & Field and Beatmania). Most of the mini-games are either of the button mashing variety (such as the mini-game in which the player has to throw a tantrum faster than his siblings to get a toy by stomping his feet on the ground repeatedly), but there are also games where the player has to time which button to press (one such game is very similar to Dance Dance Revolution).
Spikestuff obsoletes their previous movie by improving the Long Jump distance from 13.24 meters to 13.41 meters.
Published on 1/13/2022

Blood Omen is the first game in the Legacy of Kain series, developed by Silicon Knights and published by Crystal Dynamics in 1996. It follows the vampire Kain as he seeks revenge on those who ended his human life.
In this TAS, lapogne36 abuses Kain's full moon wolf form, a wrong warp, and other glitches to beat the game in record time.
We also have a run of the game's sequel, Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver.
Published on 4/18/2021

The Brood, an ancient race of dragons, is all but extinct. Their power was so strong that they had to be killed. A (as Ryu is named in this run), the last one of the Brood, is awakened after 400 years and decides he wants to know more about his people.
Well aware of his fearful power, A uses it until he becomes strong enough to rely on his physical power, after which he manipulates luck to an indecent extent, using frame-by-frame advancing to pulverize his foes and even the final boss. It may be a little anti-climactic, but it's much quicker this way.
This is currently the second longest published movie (only Final Fantasy VIII is longer). You might want to take your morning and your afternoon to watch this.
Published on 5/15/2011

What could pawsibly go wrong?
Bubsy 3D is the fourth game in the Bubsy series, and was its last one for 21 years, until the franchise was revived with a fifth game. Released in 1996, it was one of the first 3D platform games out there, though its poor controls, terrible graphics, and annoying main character lead the game to being considered one of the worst of all time.
Solarplex claws his way through the game in just over 23 minutes, almost making it look fun and playable in the process.
Published on 2/9/2016
Game:
Bubsy 3D

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.11.4

Bugs Bunny & Taz: Time Busters centers around the Looney Tunes stars featured on the title. Daffy Duck has gone back in time with the precious Time Gem as he inadvertently caused damage to the Time Regulator. Granny has tasked Bugs as well her pet Taz to find this precious stone, as well as any gears along the way to stabilize the Time Regulator.
lapogne36 decided that finding the precious stone was more than enough, as he skips to Count Blood Count and finished the game in record time.
Published on 6/4/2018
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.2.2

Bushido Blade is a series of fighting games with a gimmick: everyone can die in one hit. This kind of gameplay lends itself well to time attacking and TASing.
Slash Mode is an unlockable feature where the challenge is to kill 100 opponents as fast as possible. This game adds on to the original Bushido Blade's Slash Mode with an on-screen timer and more variety in enemies and environments.
In this run, Dammit runs through Slash Mode as fast as possible, finishing with an ingame time of 3'34"76.
Published on 7/9/2013

Castlevania Chronicles is a PSX remake of the Japan-only X68000 game Akumajō Dracula (悪魔城ドラキュラ), which is a remake of the first Castlevania. In this game, Simon Belmont is out to defeat the evil Count Dracula.
While this movie by strizer86, done on Original Mode, appears to be slower than the previous movie, it is in fact faster by about 35 seconds if emulation and mode differences (mainly timer countdown) are not accounted for, thanks to the damage boosts that are possible on Original Mode. Please read the author's comments for more details.
An encode with commentary by the author is available right here.
Published on 2/18/2021

Not only was Castlevania: Symphony of the Night the first installment of the Castlevania series on PSX but also the first PSX game to have a published run here. Follow Dracula's son Alucard as he glitches through the castle on a quest to end his father's life.
ForgoneMoose manages to improve the previous run by 21.55 seconds due to better luck manipulation and movement technique.
A run that beats the game even faster through save data corruption is available here, and a 100% run covering the whole castle can be found here. If you prefer the main character to have muscular bare arms and to pray to the rain gods to defeat bosses, you may enjoy the Richter version. If you want to see a run on Replay mode that can skip many cutscenes, see this run.

Note: Due to an emulation error, the audio in the ending FMV sequence doesn't play.
Published on 2/25/2014

Not only was Castlevania: Symphony of the Night the first installment of the Castlevania series on PSX but also the first PSX game to have a published run here. Follow Dracula's son Alucard as he glitches through the castle on a quest to end his father's life.
ForgoneMoose and sockfolder, by corrupting the save data, manage to corrupt the memory and go straight to the ending, totally skipping Richter and the whole second castle.
A 100% run covering the whole castle is also available here. If you prefer the main character to have muscular bare arms and to pray to the rain gods to defeat bosses, you may enjoy the Richter version. If you want to see a run on Replay mode that can skip many cutscenes, see this run. A run with clear save without memory corruption is also available here.

Note: Due to an emulation error, the audio in the ending FMV sequence doesn't play.
Published on 3/9/2014

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is the first installment of the Castlevania series on PSX, and was also the very first PSX game to have a published TAS.
Follow Richter (playable after you beat the game once) as he glitches and speeds through the castle on a quest to defeat Dracula. If you like fast sliding, dashing, uppercutting, and using precipitation to defeat bosses, you'll love this run.
This is an improvement of 1.88 over the previous run. You can read the author's comments for more information.
TASVideos also has several runs using Alucard, including a Replay run, a run that aims for fastest time on a clean save, and a run that kills every boss and obtains all relics. We also have a run from the Saturn version using Maria.

Note: Due to an emulation error, the audio in the ending FMV sequence doesn't play.
Published on 4/21/2014

Not only was Castlevania: Symphony of the Night the first installment of the Castlevania series on PSX but also the first PSX game to have a published run here. Follow Dracula's son Alucard as he glitches through the castle on a quest to end his father's life.
This run beats the game at level 1 with 0 experience, and the only official (recorded in the bestiary) kill being Dracula. A few other enemies are killed using a glitch to avoid the kill being recorded or experience being awarded.

Note: Due to an emulation error, the audio in the ending FMV sequence doesn't play.
Published on 8/4/2014

Not only was Castlevania: Symphony of the Night the first installment of the Castlevania series on PSX but also the first PSX game to have a published run here.
Not satisfied with just going on a death spree to Dracula, Alucard decides to steal every single one of his father's heirlooms, while also killing his prized collection of monsters. Luckily he has the handy ability of phasing through walls whenever he needs to.
A run that beats the game through save data corruption is available here, along with one that avoids data corruption. If you prefer the main character to have muscular bare arms and to pray to the rain gods to defeat bosses, you may enjoy the Richter version. If you want to see a run on Replay mode that can skip many cutscenes, see this run. We also have a run of the Saturn version using Maria. We even have a run where Alucard avoids killing everything except Dracula.
Due to the lengthy amount of time needed to obtain the best ending in the previous run, this run was deemed significantly more entertaining, and thus obsoletes it.

Note: Due to an emulation error, the audio in the ending FMV sequence doesn't play.

Author's commentary during the run's video can be watched on YouTube
Published on 8/10/2014

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is the first installment of the Castlevania series on PSX. Follow Dracula's son Alucard as he glitches through the castle on a quest to end his father's life.
This run is played on a Replay save file (not newgame+ because neither experience nor items are carried over) using the Luck Mode command. Using Replay allows the player to skip most cutscenes and alters what the librarian can sell. Using Luck Mode lowers the player's base strength which, among other changes, ironically makes the run faster by enabling a route filled with kicking enemies that wouldn't be possible otherwise.
A run that beats the game through save data corruption is available here. If you prefer the main character to have muscular bare arms and to pray to the rain gods to defeat bosses, you may enjoy the Richter version. If you want to see a run that beats every boss, see this run. We also have a run of the Saturn version using Maria. We even have a run where Alucard avoids killing everything except Dracula.

Note: Due to an emulation error, the audio in the ending FMV sequence doesn't play.
Published on 8/20/2014

Chocobo no Fushigi na Dungeon (チョコボの不思議なダンジョン) is a dungeon crawler starring everyone's favorite Final Fantasy transportation. It was only released in Japan, although a sequel, Chocobo's Dungeon 2, was released in the USA too.
The author uses luck manipulation to get favorable floor layouts, descending rapidly through the dungeons while still collecting items needed to kill bosses.
Published on 4/4/2011

Anyone with a passing familiarity with the Final Fantasy series should recognise the fine Chocobo, preferred steed of many alternate universes. It's therefore not surprising that a game starring Chocobos and races would be released.
The Japanese version of this game is used due to differences in at least one stage causing the Japanese version to be more difficult.
Published on 10/18/2010

After completing the story mode of Chocobo Racing nine times, one gains access to the secret character "Invincible". This run, starting from a save state, uses this character in time attack mode to put the other characters to shame.
This run pauses for a few seconds between tracks to show the final track times.
Note that we do not normally accept runs starting from save states. See the Rules for more information.
Published on 11/8/2010

Chrono Cross is the sequel to one of the most dearly loved games from the SNES library, Chrono Trigger. In it, you play as Serge and set off on a journey through time to save the world from the Time Devourer.
Published on 10/24/2021
Game:
Chrono Cross

Genres:
RPG
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.4.2

Crash Bandicoot is the first game in a seminal series for the PlayStation.
Utilizing zigzag movement and other new tricks, pirohiko improves the previous movie by a staggering 9:09.65, leaving Neo Cortex wondering just what kind of flying bandicoot on a double espresso he set on the loose. For details on the new tricks, differences between the USA and JPN versions, and the strategies used, reading the author's comments is recommended.
A second YouTube stream is available with an informative overlay that the author used while creating the run. The latter pair of encodes and torrents provides high quality 480p encodes improved for 3D.
Published on 5/19/2013

This is the second in a series of seminal platformers for the PlayStation, with very similar gameplay to its predecessor.
A normal run of this game takes a rather long time to complete. However, by using a bug that corrupts the memory when jumping on top of an unbreakable box, the author gathers the crystals necessary to advance to the next set of stages unbelievably quickly, leaving only the bosses to make quick work of.

Note for viewers: The PSX emulator PCSX-RR is unable to play most sounds from this title. Thanks to the efforts in resyncing every second encode link leads to an audio restored version.
Published on 4/16/2010

This is the second in a series of seminal platformers for the PlayStation, with very similar gameplay to its predecessor.
This run by Chef Stef improves on the previous movie by 11:30.84 minutes. It finishes the game fast without abusing any major glitches. There is also a run that uses this glitch and completes the game even faster.
Published on 12/27/2017

Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back is the second game of the Crash Bandicoot series developed by Naughty Dog. The story takes place immediately after the events of the previous game. It features similar gameplay to the other two games in the series.
This run from SuPeRbOoMfAn collects all Crystals and Gems from 27 levels and defeats all five bosses before destorying the Cortex Vortex with N. Brio's help as fast as possible without abusing any major glitches.
Published on 9/6/2021

Crash Bandicoot: Warped is the third game of the Crash Bandicoot series developed by Naughty Dog. The story takes place immediately after the events of the previous game. It features similar gameplay to the first two games in the series.
This run from The8bitbeast plays through all 25 levels and defeats all five bosses of the game as fast as possible, avoiding the use of both the item glitch and gate clip while taking advantage of zip-zagging.
We recommend reading the author's comments for information about this run.
There is also a "item glitch, gate skip" run which completes the game as fast as possible using both glitches not used in this run.
Published on 8/13/2017

Crash Bandicoot: Warped is the third game of the Crash Bandicoot series developed by Naughty Dog. The story takes place immediately after the events of the previous game. It features similar gameplay to the first two games in the series.
This run from pirohiko improves upon the previous publication by 2:37.62 minutes, thanks to a newer route compared to the previous publication.
Published on 8/14/2017

Crash Bandicoot: Warped is the third game of the Crash Bandicoot series developed by Naughty Dog. The story takes place immediately after the events of the previous game. It features similar gameplay to the first two games in the series.
We recommend reading the author's comments for information about this run.

There is also an alternate YouTube stream featuring audio commentary by the author.
Published on 12/25/2017

Crash Team Racing is the fourth and last Crash Bandicoot entry developed by Naughty Dog. The game opens with Nitros Oxide wanting to turn the planet Earth into a Galactic Parking Lot. It's up to the battle of the fastest character to save the planet from the clutches of Oxide.
Reading the submission text for more information on the methods and glitches used is heavily recommended.

There is also an alternate YouTube stream featuring audio commentary by the author which also features a detailed overlay.
Published on 8/1/2020

Crash Team Racing is the fourth and last Crash Bandicoot entry developed by Naughty Dog. The game opens with Nitros Oxide wanting to turn the planet Earth into a Galactic Parking Lot. It's up to the battle of the fastest character to save the planet from the clutches of Oxide.
Reading the submission text for more information on the methods and glitches used is heavily recommended.
Published on 10/1/2021

Croc: Legend of the Gobbos chronicles the adventure of a crocodile (creatively named Croc) who runs and jumps through four worlds in order to save his Gobbo friends.
Thanks to a glitch in the physics engine, Croc adds another trick to his repertoire: the ability to float. This run by RingRush makes heavy use of the floating glitch and various other tricks to defeat Baron Dante and save the Gobbo king as fast as possible.
For a run that rescues all Gobbos, collects all jigsaw pieces, and completes all levels, see the 100% run.
Published on 2/25/2011

Croc: Legend of the Gobbos chronicles the adventure of a crocodile (creatively named Croc) who runs and jumps through four worlds in order to save his Gobbo friends. However, thanks to a glitch in the physics engine, Croc adds another trick to his repertoire: the ability to float. In this run, the player makes heavy use of the floating glitch and various other tricks to rescue all the Gobbos, collect all the jigsaw pieces, and complete the secret fifth world.
Note: There are encodes of higher resolutions in the discussion thread.
Published on 5/31/2012

Dark Tales: From the Lost Soul is a 1999 Choose-Your-Own-Adventure horror game for the PS1. The game features 3 stories where the player is placed in a first person perspective, and chooses how the characters will progress in the story.
Each story has multiple endings, which ending you get will depend on the choices the player makes. The authors, Spikestuff & Xindictive, achieve the shortest endings to the 3 stories as quickly as possible.

Note: This game features jumpscares and sudden loud noises, especially in the first two stories, viewer discretion is advised.
Published on 11/12/2021
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.5.2

Digimon World is a title developed by Bandai which focuses on the protagonist being brought to the Digital World to find out why the titular creatures have lost their memories.
Published on 5/10/2021

Coming off the success of Resident Evil, Capcom set its sights on its second important survival horror title Dino Crisis.
The Secret Operation Raid Team (S.O.R.T.) are assigned to acquire Dr. Edward Kirk and take him into custody from Ibis Island. Watch as weapons specialist Regina blazes through a series of dinosaurs returned to life!
Note: Using IGT timing, this run clocks in at 1:12:40.
Published on 2/10/2021

In Discworld II, the player controls Rincewind the "wizzard", who has been burdened with the task of coercing Death out of his impromptu retirement and back into his regular duties. The game borrows from a number of Discworld books, but the plot is essentially a mesh of Reaper Man and Moving Pictures.
Flip plays through the PS1 port of the game in record time.

There is also an alternate YouTube stream which removes the load screens by the author.
Published on 4/15/2018
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.2.1

Disney's 102 Dalmatians: Puppies To The Rescue is a video game loosely based on the live action movie 102 Dalmatians. It follows the perspective of Domino and Oddball, who find out their family has been captured whilst they were out in the park. It is up to them to rescue them and defeat Cruella de Vil.
Avouca and Custom defeat Cruella in record time.
Published on 8/8/2019

Disney's Hercules is based on the animated movie of the same name. You take control of Hercules of Greek mythology, son of the god Zeus and a mortal woman, the legendary hero and strongest man in the world. Your goal is to prove yourself worthy of being admitted to Mount Olympus, the residence of gods, and to become a god yourself. You must commit heroic deeds and overcome various obstacles to show your strength and courage. To make this even more difficult, Hades, the overlord of the dead, is sending fearsome Titans to stop you.
The author, Hoandjzj, uses precision and a few tricks to beat this game in just under 34 minutes.
Published on 1/26/2013

Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Battle 22 is a fighting game based on the Dragon Ball Z anime series. The "22" refers to the number of characters unlocked at the start of the game (a few more can be unlocked). The game was panned by critics and consumers alike because of its very poor overall quality.
The author, Noxxa, uses Goku's ridiculously powerful crouching close punch move to deplete enemies' lifebars really quickly and defeat all 27 opponents in record time.
Published on 4/27/2013
Emulator Version:
PCSX-rr v0.1.3

Ehrgeiz - God Bless the Ring is a game with two main modes. The first mode is a 3D fighting game, which is primarily known for including characters from Final Fantasy 7. The PlayStation-exclusive second mode, Quest Mode, is a dungeon-crawling RPG, where randomly generated floor layouts and dropped item probabilities make the game different every time you play.
This run plays through Quest Mode, using lots of luck manipulation to get very short floor layouts. (As a commenter noted in the discussion thread, the game may be more aptly called "God Bless the RNG".)
Published on 2/14/2013

Squaresoft (now known as Square Enix) didn't only make role-playing games! They also made games of different genres. This one is a shoot'em up called Einhänder.
This shooting game has something particular compared to its siblings. Not only can the player shoot bullets, but he can also wield a sword and slash through enemies. In fact, the game's title, Einhänder, means "single-handed" in German, referring to the player's sword.
In this movie, sparky takes advantage of a glitch to abuse the weapon's attack to cause more damage. This is only possible in the Japanese version.
Published on 4/23/2011

This is the much-anticipated tool-assisted speedrun of the ninth installment in the Final Fantasy series, and the last in the series to be made for the PSX. With its many references to the older games, it's a trip down memory lane for those familiar with the series.
Published on 10/17/2020
Game:
Final Fantasy IX

Genres:
RPG
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 1.11.9

Final Fantasy VII was Square's first Final Fantasy title on the Playstation. The new CD-ROM technology let them make a massive game full of cutscenes, which veteran Final Fantasy TASer Lil_Gecko cuts down to a short (for this genre) 6 and a half hours. Extensive planning and tricks were used; be sure to read the author's notes for more information.
Published on 9/6/2019
Game:
Final Fantasy VII

Genres:
RPG
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.3

Final Fantasy VIII (1999) marked a significant departure from earlier SquareSoft titles — it was their first game to have realistically proportioned characters and did away with much of the traditional gameplay systems used by earlier titles. Additionally, it is the first Final Fantasy to focus on a love story.
This is the first multi-disc publication on the site, and is also one of the longest published runs.

Note for viewers: Due to an emulation error, there is a slight graphical glitch at Fisherman's Horizon which may be seizure-inducing. The YouTube encode compensates for this by removing the frames that cause this issue by dropping the framerate in half.
Published on 7/4/2011

In this sequel to the first 3D Frogger game, Swampy the crocodile has had enough of Frogger hopping on him to cross water in previous Frogger games, so he decides to get revenge by kidnapping the baby frogs in Frogger's pond. Realizing the babies are missing, Frogger and his new partner Lily Frog set out on an adventure to rescue them.
CoolKirby uses his TAS powers to make Frogger and Lily hyperactive, so they rescue their babies at their fastest. If you're looking for crazy hopping action, look no further!
Published on 10/4/2011

Frogger: He's Back! is a late '90s remake of the original arcade classic Frogger. The game sports an updated set of graphics rendered in 3D and several new moves. Frogger must hop left, right, down and up through jungles, busy streets, sewers, and even the clouds to save his five little buddies as well as the golden frogs of myth.
CaneofPacci manages to beat the game in just under 48 minutes while still saving all of the frogs on each level.

Note: Due to an emulator bug, the game music does not dump properly from PSXjin.
Published on 6/5/2014

Grand Theft Auto 2 is the second game of the famous Grand Theft Auto series by DMA Design (later known as Rockstar North).
The story follows Claude Speed, a criminal worker who moved to Anywhere City to work for gang bosses to earn money and wreck havoc in all three districts in the city.
Watch as Noxxa avoids all the missions and quickly moves into each district by abusing glitches with bonuses to make money fast. He also fulfills everyone's dream to complete the game just by basically messing around. For more information, see the author's comments.

Encoder's Note: Every second encode link leads to an omitted version removing all game loads.
Published on 4/27/2019

In the 22nd century, the scientists, learning the ancient ways of magic, discovered a new technique that made it possible to create artificial beings by mixing the DNA of humans and animals. Those new creatures, known as Gears, had no will of their own and were destined to obey humans forever. However, a Gear named Justice was somehow capable of disobeying the humans and making his own decisions. He organized a rebellion of Gears, that was later repressed by the knights of the Sacred Order. He was thrown into prison, but recently has broken free, and the Order organized a tournament to find out who is capable of hunting him down again. Among the contenders is Sol Badguy, a man with an unclear past, and his rival Ky Kiske, one of the most skilled knights of the order. The conditions of the tournament are, however, very strange. Spilling blood is allowed, and the first prize is the fulfillment of any wish the winner has.
Guilty Gear is a 2D fighting game in which you can play as one of ten very different characters from among Holy Order knights, Armed Air Force soldiers, Mafia members and mad scientists. Each character has his or her own storyline that will be fully revealed during the final showdown. In battles, you can charge up for special attacks as well as perform Deathblow moves, which can kill the opponent instantly. As well as the regular Arcade mode, you can also challenge your friends to a Versus battle.
In this run, Cooljay and xxNKxx choose Ky Kiske and aim for fastest time in Arcade mode using combo moves as well as Destroy, a tough-to-counter move that instant-kills the opponent.
Published on 2/25/2014
Game:
Guilty Gear

Genres:
Fighting
Emulator Version:
PSXjin v2.0.2 svn0

Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone (Or Sorcerer's Stone, if you're in the US) is the first piece of the Harry Potter series, and this movie tie-in game loosely follows the story of the book and movie, surprisingly becoming one of the best-selling PS1 games in the process.
Unlike the movie or books, though, Harry Potter also has the additional magic powers of walking through walls and blatantly ignoring people, as well as skipping half of his own game in order to finish the game in a magical 1:13:57.
Published on 6/11/2017

Heart of Darkness is a 1998 cinematic action-adventure platformer developed by Amazing Studio and supervised by Eric Chahi, better known as the creator of Another World (AKA: Out of This World).
The game follows Andy as he is traveling through another world called the Darkland to rescue his dog, Whisky. Players progress through the game's linear storyline by navigating various environments and solving puzzles, all whilst attempting to keep Andy from being killed by evil shadows, hungry wildlife, and perilous obstacles.
Along with basic movement, such as running, jumping, and climbing, certain sections of the game give Andy additional abilities. The plasma cannon allows Andy to shoot lightning at shadows in order to disintegrate them. The Special Powers, which can be used offensively against enemies, can also be used to grow and destroy trees born from seeds.
Veteran TASer lapogne36 runs through this difficult game, often with many close brushes with deadly enemies, in order to beat it in just over 25 minutes.
Published on 3/5/2020
Emulator Version:
BizHawk-2.3.2

Hogs of War is a turn-based strategy video game developed by Infogrames Sheffield House and published by Infogrames, released for the PlayStation in 2000.
The game is set in the First World War-era where anthropomorphic pigs engage in combat. Hogs of War features 3D graphics, a single-player career mode, and multiplayer.
Published on 6/18/2019

King's Field, is an action RPG developed by From Software (best known for the Dark Souls series) for the PlayStation. It is a first-person 3D action role-playing game with heavy emphasis on dungeon crawling. The game takes place in world consisting of interconnected areas, which gradually open up as the player acquires keys and other means to enter them. Most of the time the player is free to explore large areas, though he may encounter powerful enemies he is yet unable to defeat.
lapogne36, abusing an out-of-bounds glitch, defeats the dragon in record time.
Published on 12/8/2021
Game:
King's Field

Genres:
Action
RPG
Emulator Version:
BizHawk-2.3.2

Klonoa: Door to Phantomile is the critically acclaimed first game in the Klonoa series. It features the catlike Klonoa and his friend Huepow, a ring spirit. Together, they go on a journey to investigate a mysterious shipwreck that soon turns into a grand adventure to save the land from a powerful demon.
Like Kirby 64, the game is a 2.5D platformer. Klonoa can only move in two dimensions, but everything is rendered in 3D, allowing the path to curve and objects outside the path to be interacted with. Klonoa can attack by throwing Huepow at enemies and having him return with the enemy. Klonoa will then hold the enemy over his head, which allows him either to throw it another enemy or bounce off of it to jump into the air.
In this run, lapogne36 improves over his previous movie by 10:42.15 minutes thanks to better optimization and glitches found. For more information about these improvements reading the author's submission comments is highly recommended.
Published on 6/3/2018

Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver is an action-adventure game developed by Crystal Dynamics and published by Eidos Interactive for the PlayStation and PC in 1999. It is the sequel to Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain, taking place 1500 years after the events of the first game. You control Raziel, a vampire who has been turned into a wraith, revived by The Elder God in order to exact revenge against Kain, the person who killed him.
In this run, mamuuuut & lapogne36 make quick work of this game by abusing multiple glitches to skip the majority of the game, making it look silly in the process.
Published on 11/19/2017

Lucky Luke: On the Daltons' Trail is a game based on the well known comics series about a good cowboy named Lucky Luke.
You, as Lucky Luke, have to stop the Dalton gang from making another crime. Walking around the various stages, you have to solve puzzles, shoot criminals and collect money. After finishing the level you have a chance to buy an extra life or a password with the money collected.
wesen captures the Dalton in record time.
Published on 5/4/2020

In this 3D shoot 'em up, you play Kurt Hectic, and your job is to save the world. Aliens have sent 8 giant fortresses to destroy earth. You run and jump through 6 missions of strange 3D worlds and kill the "Stream Riders" with your machine gun arm. Precise platform jumps are part of the challenge, and there are occasional puzzles where you destroy objects in sequence in order to proceed.
Kurt is equipped with a special battle suit with an included parachute and a sniper interface (allowing precise shooting) embedded in your helmet. Sniper ammo is maintained separately from regular ammo, and some challenges in the game require you to snipe targets. Some powerups are necessary to proceed, such as the World's Smallest Nuclear Explosion (to blast open special doors) and mortars (fired via the sniper system).

Due to emulation issues, there is no music in this run.
Published on 1/30/2015
Game:
MDK

Genres:
Action
Shooter
Emulator Version:
PSXjin v2.0.2

MediEvil tells the tale of Sir Daniel Fortesque, one very deceased knight, and his quest to rid the land of undead legions and Zarok, the wicked magician who created them. The gameplay is very reminiscent of the action-platformers of old, consisting largely of running around each stage hacking up baddies, though there is also a good share of puzzles to be solved.
The author Crash41596 improves the previous publication thanks to changing the route significantly thanks to a new clip and other new tricks found over the years.
Published on 1/8/2022
Game:
MediEvil

Genres:
Action
Puzzle
A/V files:
A/V file via Mirror
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.4.2

The eighth entry in the Mega Man series is very similar to the preceding games, especially its direct predecessor (in light of being the second entry in the franchise released for the PSX, the first being a port of X3). Once again, Mega Man takes on eight Robot Masters and goes on to raid Wily's fortress.
If you're here for the plot, though, you're missing the point - instead enjoy the impossibly fast action and nifty glitch abuse in this run of the longest presently-TASable game in the main series to date.

Note: The credits are missing due to an emulator glitch. For those who are interested in seeing the credits, they can be watched here.
Published on 4/4/2010

Mega Man Legends is the first of the Mega Man series to take place in fully explorable 3D and is paced more like an RPG than the previous stage-to-stage action games.
Hetfield90 beats this game in less than an hour thanks to careful routing and a few glitches, which are both detailed in the submission comments.
Published on 10/26/2016

Mega Man returns in this, his second 3D outing. The Blue bomber and his teammate, Roll, must journey to a distant island to recover The Mother Lode, an item that no-one really understands, but that they all believe may hold the key to make their dreams come true, and so everyone is after it.
Unlike past Mega Man titles, Legends 2 also adds RPG elements into the mix, allowing players to talk to villagers and the like. Some may help in finding items, others aid the player with important information about The Mother Lode, and other areas on the island.
Published on 12/26/2016

This version of Mega Man X3, released only in Japan, has a glitch which allows you to access Dr. Doppler's fortress without actually beating any of his Robot Masters. This glitch permits Hetfield90 and nrg_zam to take a drastically different route from the SNES version, popping into Doppler 1 and Doppler 2 after only three Robot Master stages (and Vile's Factory) to get the Z-Saber far earlier than should be possible.
(Theoretically you can get the Z-Saber with only two defeated Robot Masters; from a speedrun perspective, however, once you finish Vile's Factory, it makes more sense to finish the stage you accessed it from than to game over and return to the map.)
Published on 8/22/2016

X decided he's fed up with being in the shadow of Zero and shows him how it's done, beating Sigma and his army and collecting all of the items in the process.
If you still want to get your Zero fix, you can check out the run which aims for fastest time without collecting any items.
Published on 7/14/2011
Game:
Mega Man X4

Genres:
Action
Platform
Emulator Version:
PSXjin v2.0.1

In previous Mega Man X games, X would do all the real fighting while Zero would say he was off to destroy power sources and do other such unverifiable tasks. Zero even had the audacity to tell him that one day X would be as strong as him.
This time, X lays back and lets Zero put his money lightsaber where his mouth is, leaving Zero to fight off an entire army as well as Sigma. Zero does such a good job showing how much better he is than X that the series has been transformed for TASVideos to be a Zero series from here on out.
This submission improves the previous run by 12.53 seconds primarily through precise optimization of boss battles.
Published on 5/9/2012

Sigma returns again and Earth is in great danger. Zero is off having a party all night, so Mega Man X steps in to do the job. Even if not as awesome as Zero, he still manages to do the job in less than 20 minutes while also getting the Ultimate Armor.
Published on 10/2/2011

In an effort to avoid the status quo, Capcom decided to experiment, throwing in a leveling system and story-based launch scenarios. Beyond that, it's really just a Mega Man X Zero game.
This is the first game in the series to allow character choice before each stage. Zero is chosen as often as possible, leaving X behind to gather dust. The abusable sword physics highlight Zero's superiority, especially when the sword is used while standing on the ground. Bosses fall very quickly, even when they have 127 health. See the Game Resources page and the author's comments for an explanation of how these tricks work.
There are about 5 minutes of action in this run, which consist mostly of flying through levels and a boss rush on the hardest difficulty mode, Xtreme.
This run is 12.90 seconds faster than the previous run.
Published on 1/20/2012

Unlike the other categories of this game, this run uses both X and Zero to collect as many items as possible. The variety of characters and armors used make for a run with interesting differences from the other categories.
Published on 3/18/2012

This is a TAS of Megaman X Zero 5 on Xtreme difficulty that completes all stages as fast as possible. This run improves the previous one by about 26 seconds.
Watch it to learn how to ignore backseat drivers, or find out why swords are superior to guns.
We also have a run which only plays the stages necessary to complete the game. There is also a 100% run available.
Published on 5/27/2014

Capcom decided to make some easy money, so they recycled parts of Mega Man X5, threw in overly difficult trial-and-error gameplay, made almost everything an obstacle course, and called it Mega Man X6.
This run by Rolanmen1 and FractalFusion plays on the hardest difficulty, Xtreme, and uses both X and Zero. The physics of Zero's sword make it the ideal boss killer, however some bosses have unavoidable invincibility periods, so X is sometimes used to attack during these periods. Some new tricks like duck dashing and saber climbing help save 19 seconds over the previous movie.
If you want to see a run that plays through all of the stages, see this run.
Published on 12/11/2010

Capcom decided to make some easy money, so they recycled parts of Mega Man X5, threw in overly difficult trial-and-error gameplay, made almost everything an obstacle course, and called it Mega Man X6.
Rescuing all Reploids on Xtreme mode is inadvisable for all but the most hardcore, yet this TAS makes it look easy. Not only that, it collects everything that can be collected before beating the game.
In this run, Rolanmen1 uses additional items and tricks that are not present in the any% or all stages runs, such as X's Blade Armor. Though X still has less screentime than Zero, he is used to his fullest potential in the Gate stages.
Published on 10/20/2011

X is trying to find the lost Maverick Hunter Zero, who has gone missing since X5. Of course, once found, Zero does most of the dirty work, while X is practically nowhere to be found.
This run completes all of the stages, showing off how nasty every level is on Xtreme difficulty. As always, Zero is much better suited to killing bosses than X. Zero also uses powerups that he wouldn't be able to use in an any% run.
The author, Rolanmen1, also improves the previous movie by 1:47.03 by taking a different route and using a new trick that allows him to skip the totem poles in Ground Scaravich's stage.
If you want to see the game completed as fast as possible, see the any% run.

Note: There are encodes of higher resolution in the discussion thread.
Published on 3/20/2013

Capcom decided to make some easy money, so they recycled parts of Mega Man X5, threw in overly difficult trial-and-error gameplay, made almost everything an obstacle course, and called it Mega Man X6.
Rescuing all Reploids on Xtreme mode is inadvisable for all but the most hardcore, yet this TAS makes it look easy. Not only that, it collects everything that can be collected before beating the game.
In this run, Rolanmen1 shows off X's max potential, getting every collectible in the whole game, while Zero watches from the side and enjoys the show.

The author has provided an extra encode with item collection display and a special upscaling filter that reduces pixelization (nnedi3).
Published on 9/29/2017

Capcom decided to make some easy money, so they recycled parts of Mega Man X5, threw in overly difficult trial-and-error gameplay, made almost everything an obstacle course, and called it Mega Man X6.
Rolanmen1 completes all stages as X and Zero using the same controller inputs across both. This goes to show that the two characters do in fact play similarly. It should be noted that a patch is needed to be able to play as Zero from the beginning; this is normally not allowed. Please refer to the rules for more details.

An alternate encode featuring an input display and audio commentary by the author is available right here.
Published on 8/20/2021

Metal Gear Solid was one of the original breakthrough titles in the stealth gaming genre. It follows Solid Snake, a soldier who is infiltrating a nuclear weapons facility on a remote Alaskan island in the Fox Archipelago, codenamed Shadow Moses. Snake must rescue two hostages from FOX-HOUND, a high-tech special forces unit gone rogue, and then stop FOX-HOUND from launching a nuclear warhead.
Changes from the original release of Metal Gear Solid include
  • Addition of first-person view.
  • A level of difficulty for newcomers.
  • Improved artificial intelligence for some enemies (including bosses) on higher difficulty settings.
  • An "Alternate Round" for each difficulty, with different enemy placements.
  • 300 VR Training missions on a separate disc.
In this run, theenglishman's goal is to beat all the bosses in the game; this results in the run actually playing far more of Disc 1 than our currently published any% run, which skips literally every boss on that disc. Don't go thinking this is a low-glitch run, though!

The downloadable encodes feature vocal commentary by the author and magnum66. It is also available on YouTube.
Published on 6/23/2016

Metal Gear Solid was one of the original breakthrough titles in the stealth gaming genre. It follows Solid Snake, a soldier who is infiltrating a nuclear weapons facility on a remote Alaskan island in the Fox Archipelago, codenamed Shadow Moses. Snake must rescue two hostages from FOX-HOUND, a high-tech special forces unit gone rogue, and then stop FOX-HOUND from launching a nuclear warhead.
Changes from the original release of Metal Gear Solid include
  • Addition of first-person view.
  • A level of difficulty for newcomers.
  • Improved artificial intelligence for some enemies (including bosses) on higher difficulty settings.
  • An "Alternate Round" for each difficulty, with different enemy placements.
  • 300 VR Training missions on a separate disc.
Integral was planned for use in this branch from the start, because of a lengthy Liquid Snake monologue you can skip in Integral but not in the original version, as well as the added precision of analog controls; however, old PSX emulators could not play Integral. With the switch to the higher-accuracy PSXHawk, theenglishman was able to TAS this version, playing on Extreme difficulty in the Normal Round, and achieving the rank of "BIG BOSS" for his performance.
The raw improvement over the predecessor movie is around 3 minutes, but the improvement in gameplay is actually much more than that; the raw time is inflated slightly compared to the predecessor movie because of the switch to PSXHawk, which results in slightly longer (but more accurate) loading times on everything from transitions between rooms, to playing cutscenes and CODEC conversations.

The author's detailed commentary is available in the movie file and all encodes in the form of subtitles.
Published on 7/1/2016

Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions (Special Missions in Europe) is a series of 300 action-packed extra missions for Metal Gear Solid with enough scintillating Snake-sneaking setpieces to last a lifetime. Originally a part of Integral, the 1999 Japanese re-release of the original game, the VR Missions received a standalone release a year later in North America and Europe as an extra bonus to satisfy fans hungry for more tactical espionage action.
In the Metal Gear universe, VR serves as a substitute for combat experience, allowing trainees to learn how to use weapons and participate in advanced combat scenarios without having to actually be on the battlefield, similar to the training programs in The Matrix. This concept of artificial or digital training serving as a poor man’s replacement for combat experience (particularly where child soldiers are concerned) has been a running theme in the series.
In this run, theenglishman sneaks, shoots, punches and investigates his way past the world leaderboards for each mission, this time skipping the Practice levels using SRAM, that saves him 34:33.78 minutes and makes the run much more entertaining overall compared to the one it obsoletes.
Published on 9/1/2017

Monkey Magic is a tie-in game for the PSX based on the anime of the same name. It features a monkey named Kongo, who can move about in the typical platformer manner, as well as cast various magic spells.
The author here uses a variety of tricks to skip parts of the game, and fly over other parts. Monkeys don't have wings, but that doesn't seem to matter here..

Note: PSXjin performs very poorly emulating this game, and significant sound glitches appear throughout.
Published on 5/18/2012

Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero is a story-driven fighting game that puts you in the shoes of Sub-Zero and chronicles a series of events that occurred prior to the first Mortal Kombat.
You, the Lin Kuei's most cunning assassin, are sent to steal an important document. However, this mission proves to be a test from a mysterious character (who turns out to be MK4's Quan Chi) who charges you upon retrieval of the document to recover an ancient medallion of untold power. Upon your return, Quan Chi reveals that he actually tricked you, and the medallion is the key to awakening the demon Shinnok (yup, the same baddie from MK4). Now a reluctant hero, you must pursue Quan Chi through hell itself hoping you get to Shinnok before him.
Technically speaking, this game represents the final evolutionary step in the MK series' 2D engine. The game takes the familiar 2D Mortal Kombat fighting environment and turns it into a hybrid fighting/platform game, where you must run and jump through hazardous levels as well as fight your way through both digitized and polygonal enemies. Sub-Zero's interface is the same as in every MK game, with the addition of the "use" and "turn around" buttons, an inventory, and a slight RPG twist that gives you EXP for defeating opponents which becomes new techniques and moves to execute in the game.
This is an improvement of an existing run. Besides a set of small improvements, the main differences of this run are a new shortcut in the sixth level and much more qualitative score management. All of this in total allowed Fly to reduce the time of the run by nearly 3 minutes.
Published on 8/11/2015

Most dominoes stand forever, just waiting to be toppled over. But no one can stop Mr. Domino - he has to run around everywhere, causing mayhem everywhere he goes. Help Mr. Domino use the domino effect to trigger tricks and traps on unsuspecting objects and people!
No One Can Stop Mr. Domino is a puzzle game which sees you controlling the titular Mr. Domino (or one of his friends, if you prefer) as he zips around levels which can be best described as a racetrack. As the title suggests, you can't actually stop Mr. Domino - however, you can guide him around the track, speed him up and slow him down. He'll need to dodge obstacles as he aims to activate "tricks" which are placed around the board.
This is an improvement of 14.68 seconds over the previous run due to a change in domino placement in the level Grandpa's in The House, which leads to a shorter but possibly more disappointing ending animation. Mr. Domino proves once again that he cannot be stopped.
Published on 10/2/2019
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.2.2

In Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee Abe shut down RuptureFarms and saved his buddies from becoming snacks. But RuptureFarms was just the beginning; the Glukkons are digging up bones at the ancient Mudokon burial grounds. They use the bones to make Soul Storm Brew. Abe must travel to the Soul Storm Brewery, stop those corporate villains and save the enslaved Mudokon workers.
This run looks longer than the one it obsoletes, but that's because of more accurate emulation resulted in longer loading times. Actual gameplay has been improved, thanks to new discoveries.
Published on 12/25/2019

In Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee Abe shut down Rupturefarms and saved his buddies from becoming snacks. But Rupturefarms was just the beginning; the Glukkons are digging up bones at the ancient Mudokon burial grounds. They use the bones to make SoulStorm Brew. Abe must travel to the SoulStorm Brewery, stop those corporate villains and save the enslaved Mudokon workers.
Samtastic further improves on his previous movie by 1.46 seconds by greeting a fellow Mudokon early on, and a few other optimizations.
Published on 11/11/2020

Once a proud, spiritual people, Mudokons have largely been reduced to slavery. Now they are the disposable, abusable workforce of the Glukkons.
This movie is just as odd as the world it features. Abe for no reason decides to commit a baseness upon Glukkons and destroy all the labor force they have industriously collected. He doesn't care that it's his own mates who will die. He's not concerned that he too will be milled in the end. The only thing he has to say about it is "Oops". Twisted creep.
This playaround by Dooty (who also made the any% and 100% runs) aims to finish the game as fast as possible while killing as many Mudokons as possible.

Note: In order to view this TAS within the emulator, the GPU plugin P.E.Op.S. Soft GPU 1.4 is required with the "Abe's Games Fix" enabled.
Published on 4/23/2013

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee, a game released for several platforms, details the adventures of Abe, a Mudokon, attempting to save his race from slavery and other horrible fates at the hands of the evil Glukkons.
In this run, Samtastic rescues all 99 of Abe's fellow Mudokons, earning the good ending and unlocking some bonus features to boot.
This movie is 3.35 seconds faster than the previous run. The real-time difference appears bigger due to inaccurate framerate used in the previous publication.
Published on 10/24/2020

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee details the adventures of Abe, a Mudokon, attempting to save his race from slavery and other horrible fates at the hands of the evil Glukkons.
This is the condensed version of a 100% run, in which only one (required) Mudokon is saved. This movie should be perfect for those who don't care about the well-being of the Mudokon race and just want to see some Oddworld parkour. Naturally, this run gets the bad ending.
Samtastic improves the previous run by 4.90 seconds.
Published on 9/21/2021

One Piece Mansion (ワンピースマンション Wan Piisu Manshon) is a strategy video game that was developed and published by Capcom for the PlayStation in 2001. It is unrelated to the popular anime and manga series One Piece.
The storyline of One Piece Mansion revolves around a successful landlord called Polpo. At the start of the game, Polpo's little sister is kidnapped by the owner of a rival mansion, Chocola. It is the player's job to battle through levels meeting Chocola's objectives and to eventually free Polpo's little sister.
Published on 6/18/2017
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.12.2

Pandemonium follows the adventuring duo of Nikki and Fargus through the land of Lyr. After they accidentally cast a magic spell that destroys a whole town, they set out to find the Wishing Engine to return the town back to normal. Their journey through this 2.5D platforming game features fast-paced gameplay and a number of unique powerups including animal transformations.
Watch for the author's careful use of damage boosts and speed management to fly through this game.

Note: PSXjin emulates this game very poorly, which causes the camera to stutter at many points.
Published on 10/3/2012
Game:
Pandemonium!

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
PSXjin 2.0.2

Pepsiman is based on the Japanese Pepsi mascot who appeared in different commercials in Japan. In these he appeared where people were thirsty, quenched the people's thirst, then injured himself most of the time.
The game more or less follows this series of events as you run along stages collecting Pepsi cans, while trying your best to avoid injury or public humiliation. The goal of every stage is to run along a set course, jumping or sliding out of harm's way and in the end reach a vending machine with... you guessed it! Pepsi of course!
Although it may not look like it due to emulation differences, xxNKxx has improved over his previous movie by 174 frames of in-game time.
Published on 8/11/2018
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.3

Pepsiman is based on the Japanese Pepsi mascot who appeared in different commercials in Japan. In these he appeared where people were thirsty, quenched the people's thirst, then injured himself most of the time.
The game more or less follows this series of events as you run along stages collecting Pepsi cans, while trying your best to avoid injury or public humiliation. The goal of every stage is to run along a set course, jumping or sliding out of harm's way and in the end reach a vending machine with... you guessed it! Pepsi of course!
xxNKxx completely the game in record time by avoiding cans to save time in the results screen, as well as taking damage to run through some cars that are throwing stuff at Pepsiman.
Published on 12/22/2021
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.7

Pink Panther: Pinkadelic Pursuit was released in 2002 for the PlayStation. In it, the Pink Panther visits various locations and eras, including construction sites, the stone age and Dracula's Castle.
In this run, wesen improves the predecessor movie by adelikat by 6.20 seconds.
Published on 11/1/2017

A Punky Skunk sat on a Hunky Stump. The Punky Skunk thunk the Hunky Stump stunk, but the Hunky Stump thunk the Punky Skunk stunk.
Here we get to watch an adorable skunk bounce on his pogo stick to defeat Badler the wolf and his mice henchmen.

Note for viewers: The PSX emulator PCSX-RR is unable to play the music featured in each stage. The encodes and downloadables have the music tracks edited in provided by the encoder.
Published on 4/24/2009

When a villain known only as Mr. Dark appears, trouble brews in Rayman's world. Mr. Dark captures the Toons - the source of light - and Rayman's friends. Without the light, evil creatures begin to roam, making the world unsafe for everyone. It's up to you, as Rayman, to free your friends and put an end to Mr. Dark's dastardly schemes!
Rayman is a side-scrolling platformer starring the titular Rayman, a big-nosed chap with no arms or legs. Rayman can jump and use his hair to hover for a short period of time. He can also attack by throwing his fists, or winding up his fists for a more powerful punch. He can occasionally find special powerups that grant him unlimited flying power, giving him the ability to navigate through tricky mazes.
scrimpeh and Got4n tear through this difficult game with a variety of glitches and physics exploits. For more details on how these glitches work, we recommend reading the authors' comments for information about this run.
Note that any% is the same as 100% for this game, as Rayman requires all the Toons to unlock the final battle with Mr Dark.
Published on 4/12/2017

September 28th. Daylight... The monsters have overtaken the city. Somehow... I'm still alive...
This third entry in the Resident Evil series follows Jill Valentine as she tries to escape Raccoon City. In addition to the hordes of zombies, she must also avoid a bio-organic weapon called the Nemesis, created by the evil Umbrella Corporation to hunt down and kill the remaining S.T.A.R.S. team members for being witnesses of their unethical and illegal experiments in the first game.
Published on 5/19/2009

Join Carlos in a race to clean up the streets of Raccoon City and enjoy the architecture and the new wall colors in a quick run of this well-known minigame from Resident Evil 3.
The objective of the minigame is to reach a specified point in a set time limit which can be extended by defeating enemies. Needless to say, the timer never even comes close to running out here.
This run begins from a save state which has the minigame unlocked, which can be generated by replaying the author's run of the full game. This is not normally allowed by the site, though an exception can be made if prior approval is granted.
Published on 12/21/2009

Resident Evil is the original survival horror game by Capcom, and the beginning of a big franchise.
The Raccoon Police Department's Special Tactics And Rescue Service (S.T.A.R.S.) are assigned to investigate a series of bizarre murders in Raccoon City. Watch the Alpha team's Jill Valentine as she blazes through a series of zombies while killing only one of them!
Note: There are cutscene-less encodes in the discussion thread.
Published on 9/8/2011

Rockman Complete Works: Rockman 2 is a port of the Japanese version of Mega Man 2 to the PS1. Notable changes include fast weapon switching (though one still has to go to the pause menu to select Item 1-3), bug fixes (notably no horizontal zipping) and a Navi Mode, which includes an updated HUD, hints for beginners and a partially re-arranged soundtrack (by inputting an input code when selecting Navi Mode).
While this TAS by paosidufygth seems slower than his previous attempt, it is in fact faster by about 12 seconds. This is because the emulator used, PSXjin, assumes a framerate of 60 FPS while the site assumes the PSX framerate to be the proper 59.292 FPS.
Published on 12/21/2015

What does Lute the bard do when his mother kicks him out? Go on an adventure, of course! In this run, the author travels to various places, collecting items and people, before setting out to avenge his father (that he himself didn't even know about). The author also makes use of big combination attacks that not only deal a lot of damage, but make for a very pretty light show.
We also have a run as Blue completing another main quest of the game.
Published on 2/6/2010

Blue the magic user has been tasked with the sad task of tracking down and killing his twin brother, Rouge. Along the way he comes to terms with some uncomfortable truths and gains a variety of powerful spells. Eventually he confronts Rouge and ... loses? Thereafter, things get very weird and eventually all is revealed to be... well, vastly complicated.
In this run, only the bare essentials are carried out, and many of the required battles are performed in an incredibly short span of time.
Also check out the run starring Lute, another main quest in the game.
Published on 5/3/2010

This obscure Japan-only Success title is a collection of button-mashing minigames parodying the life of a Japanese salary man (your average white-collar wage worker). If you're looking for weird Japanese humor, look no further than this run.
This is an improvement over the last run, using two players instead of one.
For a TAS of a related game, see the Bishi Bashi Special publication.
Published on 4/26/2013
Tags:
2 Players
Emulator Version:
PSXjin v2.0.2 svn0

Simple 1500 Series Vol.30: The Basket ~1 on 1 Plus~ is an updated version of the game 1 on 1, featuring more characters as well as a slightly tweaked way of shooting the ball, as opposed to the original release. The game is played over two rounds or until one of the contenders reaches a set amount of points. The players take turns being on the offense and the defense. If the player on the defense successfully steals the ball from the offense player, they switch positions.
Spikestuff shoots three points ten times in record time.
Published on 6/1/2020

Sorcerer's Maze (released in Japan as Prism Land Story, or プリズム・ランド・ストーリー) is a Breakout clone for the PSX. It features more power-ups than you can shake a stick at. Giant lasers, tens of balls (or even hundreds, with a strange power-up), stars falling from the sky, and balls nearly as big as the level.
With tool assistance, all of this can be manipulated (to some extent). This run features quite a bit of planning and bonus management, the details of which can be found in the author's comments.
Published on 5/15/2012
Game:
Sorcerer's Maze

Genres:
Puzzle
Emulator Version:
PSXjin 2.0.2

In the 16th century, a sword surfaces that is so powerful, so evil that warriors from all over the globe seek it out. It is Soul Edge, a demon blade. From America to Europe to Japan, these warriors fight each other for the chance to obtain it. Soul Blade is a 3D weapons fighting game that chronicles their story.
A complete 3D fighting game that allows for side steps, Soul Blade has twelve colorful fighters (ten standard, two hidden, plus additional costumes for a few fighters), each with various weapons and styles. The first ten can be used in all the combat modes, while the hidden two can only be used in versus and arcade mode.
Namco enhanced the arcade version (called Soul Edge) by adding a well done CGI intro, plus a story mode to the addition of the traditional team, survival, and time attack modes. The story mode goes into greater detail about each character, and is presented in an ancient book format. The story mode also allows you to unlock more of each characters' extra weapons. These weapons, which vary in lengths, stats, and durability, add to the options available players in the versus mode.
Soul Blade's sequel is SoulCalibur, both in the arcades and for the Sega Dreamcast.
Spikestuff improves the previous publication by 0"23 in in-game time, thanks to better optimisation.
Published on 7/28/2019

Spider-Man is out to save New York City (and in the process the world) once again. This time it is Electro that is out to conquer Earth and the galaxy itself via the mysterious Bio-Nexus Device. As you fight your way towards the final battle against Electro, you will come across a range of enemies, objectives bosses, and puns. Climb buildings, save hostages, disarm bombs, swing webs, and save the day!
In this run, arandomgameTASer manages to defeat Electro in record time thanks to a variety of level strategies and skips.
Published on 9/4/2016
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 1.11.6

In true platformer-sequel style, Spyro the Dragon's vacation is interrupted by a dinosaur-riding sorcerer by the name of Ripto invading the world of Avalar, who naturally needs to be stopped. Since vacation is the paramount concern of Spyro, this is naturally done as quickly as possible without any concern for the well-being of Avalar.
This run aims to beat the game as fast as possible while collecting 14 talismans (the minimum normally necessary to be able to fight Ripto). We also have a run that beats the game even faster by bypassing these items.
The author has also done a run for the first Spyro game.

A sound plugin with less-than-perfect sound reproduction (in particular during cutscenes like the ending cinematic, which are largely silent) is necessary for the run to sync; do not be alarmed if this affects your enjoyment of the movie.
Published on 5/16/2010

In true platformer-sequel style, Spyro the Dragon's vacation is interrupted by a dinosaur-riding sorcerer by the name of Ripto invading the world of Avalar, who naturally needs to be stopped. Since vacation is the paramount concern of Spyro, this is naturally done as quickly as possible without any concern for the well-being of Avalar.
While the other movie of Spyro 2 mainly follows the route intended by the developers, this run by lapogne36 and Crash41596 invents its own path, cutting in and out of the game world at will and completing only the bare minimum needed to reach the final battle.

Note: Due to an emulation error, the ending cinematic and credits is silent.
Published on 5/25/2014

Gnasty Gnorc is mad at the TV, since a reporter said he's not a threat and ugly. Because of that, he decided to trap all of the dragons in crystals. Only Spyro is spared, and he has to free them all.
The author, lapogne36, helps Spyro complete this task as fast as possible by exploiting glitches to boost his speed. You can learn more about this glitch by reading the author's comments.
The author has also done a run for the next game in the series.
Published on 8/17/2011

Spyro: Year of the Dragon is the third installment in the Spyro series and the last Spyro game to be released for the PlayStation, in addition to being the last one created by its original creators.
After many technical issues, this first ever completed TAS of Spyro: Year of the Dragon finishes the game with 100% (in-game 117%) game completion, over an hour faster than any normal speedrun. This is done through carefully planned routes, precisely executed glitches and highly optimized movement.

Author's vocal commentary during the run's video can be watched on YouTube.
Published on 11/7/2014

Spyro: Year of the Dragon is the third installment in the Spyro series and the last Spyro game to be released for the PlayStation, in addition to being the last one created by its original creators.
Reading the submission text for more information on the methods and glitches used is heavily recommended.

Author's vocal commentary during the run's video can be watched on YouTube it features further details post commentary for additional information.
Published on 12/20/2019

Star Trek: Invasion is a a space combat shooter, released by Activision in 2000. Highly notable is the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation voicing the dialogue.
In this run, adelikat gets through the game's 15 required missions as quickly as possible via extremely difficult optimization.
Published on 12/29/2015
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.11.3

Jedi Power Battles is Star Wars meets Double Dragon with a ton of crazy platforming.
The author, DarkKobold, uses Obi-Wan to run through all of Star Wars Episode I, ignoring tons of battle droids and droidekas to get to the final confrontation with Darth Maul. Look for a tribute to SW: EP1 in the final battle!
The author also dies intentionally at one point in the run by making Jar Jar Binks disappear. I'm sure everyone has wished they could do this, at least once.
Published on 10/24/2010

Strider 2 (2000) was released by Capcom as a sequel to the original Strider, based on his appearance in Marvel vs. Capcom.
Once more, you must kill the Grandmaster Meio armed only with an insanely awesome sword and your own ninja skills. A very nice demonstration of what happens when a high-reflex game is given tool assistance.
Only the necessary levels are completed in order to reach the final boss.
EZGames69 improves the predecessor movie by 12.5 real-time seconds, but that includes longer load times caused by better emulation and a BIOS screen.
Published on 10/10/2020
Game:
Strider 2

Genres:
Action
Platform
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.5.1

Suikoden II is a Role-Playing Game on the PlayStation and takes place years after the events of the first title, the story focuses on the invasion of City States by the Kingdom of Highland.
Published on 12/31/2020
Game:
Suikoden II

Genres:
RPG
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.4.2

Suzuki Bakuhatsu (鈴木爆発) is a bomb disposal game where the player must disassemble and disarm increasingly complicated and bizarre explosives. Given a set of tools – initially only a screwdriver and nipper; later also a wrench (spanner), allen wrench (hex key), and adhesive tape – the player must disarm each bomb within a specific time limit. The player can rotate and pan all around the object, looking for places to use different tools, but must always be mindful of the timer. If it runs out, the bomb explodes and it's game over. Additionally, there's no pausing once the timer starts, so quick thinking is critical!
This time, Spikestuff defuses all the bombs in record time.
Published on 4/28/2020
Game:
Suzuki Bakuhatsu

Genres:
Puzzle
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.2.2

Suzuki Bakuhatsu (鈴木爆発) is a bomb disposal game where the player must disassemble and disarm increasingly complicated and bizarre explosives. Given a set of tools – initially only a screwdriver and nipper; later also a wrench (spanner), allen wrench (hex key), and adhesive tape – the player must disarm each bomb within a specific time limit. The player can rotate and pan all around the object, looking for places to use different tools, but must always be mindful of the timer. If it runs out, the bomb explodes and it's game over. Additionally, there's no pausing once the timer starts, so quick thinking is critical!
Spikestuff improves their previous TAS by 10 frames if emulation differences are not accounted for, thanks to better optimisation.
Published on 11/14/2020
Game:
Suzuki Bakuhatsu

Genres:
Puzzle
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.5.2

Tear Ring Saga:Yutona Eiyū Senki, as described by Wikipedia, is a game in the vein of Fire Emblem, created by Shouzou Kaga (Fire Emblem's creator) after his departure from Nintendo and their development house Intelligent Systems.
lapogne36 takes the game apart in a bit over three hours, thanks to a large dose of luck manipulation.
Published on 10/11/2016
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.11.0

The powerful fighter Heihachi Mishima throws his five-year-old son Kazuya off a cliff, saying that the child will survive the fall if he is truly his son. The fatally wounded boy is approached by the Devil, who offers him his life and a chance to become a fearsome fighter in exchange for his soul. Determined to get even with his father, Kazuya agrees. Twenty-one years later, Heihachi, now the head of a corrupt corporation, organizes a fighting championship his son is eager to join.
Tekken is a versus fighting game developed by Namco, first released in the arcades in 1994, then ported to the PlayStation in 1995. Besides Kazuya, other fighters of the tournament all have their own range of moves, something to prove, and a reason for any combat opponent to fear them. For example, Nina Williams is a trained assassin, Yoshimitsu is a robotic recreation of a ninja, and Marshall Law aims to set up a fighting school to pass on his knowledge.
Published on 6/17/2016
Game:
Tekken

Genres:
Fighting
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.11.6

The follow-up to Tekken is a versus fighting game featuring similar mechanics, with four buttons assigned to left and right punches and kicks. New moves include back throws, chain-throws, and a sidestep unique to Kazuya and Heihachi Mishima. Tackles now inflict damage depending on the distance.
This time, Spikestuff disables music and enables Quick Select to complete the game even faster. This improves on the previous publication by 2"81 in in-game time, thanks to doing the aforementioned steps and better optimization.
Since the game is rather dull without its music, the downloadable encodes feature alternate audio tracks that restore the in-game music. The second track features the arranged soundtrack that's enabled by default on the PS1, whereas the third track features the soundtrack from the Arcade version (with the exception of the credits theme). The second YouTube stream features the original arranged soundtrack.
Published on 8/31/2019

Tekken Force, a paramilitary organization protecting the Mishima karate fighters, is nearly obliterated by the mighty Ogre. Heihachi Mishima's only hope is his grandson Jin Kazama, who lives with his mother Jun, unaware of his legacy. When the Ogre attacks his home and presumably kills his mother, Jin seeks out his grandfather and learns the martial arts of the family. On his nineteenth birthday, Heihachi announces the King of the Iron Fist Tournament 3, hoping that Jin will use the opportunity take out the meddlesome Ogre.
Tekken 3, like its predecessors, is a versus fighting game. New features include prominently featured side-stepping, allowing characters to retreat into the background and back during fights, more combo throws, fifteen more characters, and reduced jumping capabilities to allow for more realistic combat. Also included are two minigames: Tekken Force, a beat-em-up stage that unlocks a new character, and Tekken Ball, a beach volleyball variant where characters are hurt by the ball.
This run features Mokujin, who first appears in this game and later appears in all but Tekken 4, where he is temporarily replaced by another character named Combot. Unlike Mokujin, Combot can only mimic a different character's moveset for every match instead of every round. Mokujin is meant truly to test how well you know who you are, how well you can play as said character, whether you can play the matchups you are given, and whether you can keep the opponent from guessing which character you are.

Note: The credits are missing due to an emulator glitch.
Published on 10/15/2014

Tekken Force, a paramilitary organization protecting the Mishima karate fighters, is nearly obliterated by the mighty Ogre. Heihachi Mishima's only hope is his grandson Jin Kazama, who lives with his mother Jun, unaware of his legacy. When the Ogre attacks his home and presumably kills his mother, Jin seeks out his grandfather and learns the martial arts of the family. On his nineteenth birthday, Heihachi announces the King of the Iron Fist Tournament 3, hoping that Jin will use the opportunity take out the meddlesome Ogre.
Tekken 3, like its predecessors, is a versus fighting game. New features include prominently featured side-stepping, allowing characters to retreat into the background and back during fights, more combo throws, fifteen more characters, and reduced jumping capabilities to allow for more realistic combat. Also included are two minigames: Tekken Force, a beat-em-up stage that unlocks a new character, and Tekken Ball, a beach volleyball variant where characters are hurt by the ball.
Spikestuff improves their previous movie by 8.23 seconds in real time, thanks to performing less pause buffering and using Double Suicide to improve the manipulation. The total in-game time of 8'80 remains unchanged.

The encodes feature commentary by the author as soft subtitles.
Published on 4/18/2020

It is 16th century Japan, and you are one of two ninjas employed by Lord Gohda, a uniquely compassionate samurai lord. As either Rikimaru or Ayame, you must proceed through your assigned quests, at first dispatching the amoral and unsavory folk in your lord's domain. As the game progresses, you will come face to face with greater threats from tengu goblins and oni demons.
A full 3D game in the Tomb Raider spirit, Tenchu focuses on stealth and attacking unseen over straight action. Not being spotted leads to higher scores and better equipment. To aid in this, you can not only creep about and hug walls, but you can also use your grappling hook. The scenery is diverse, from Japanese castles to mountain retreats, each with their own soundtrack and types of opponents. Game engine cutscenes push the story forward, which vary slightly for the two ninjas.
In this run, Hâthor doesn't care very much about stealth, and his ninja likes to blow himself up along with the bosses.
Published on 7/5/2013

It is 16th century Japan and you are one of two ninja employed by Lord Gohda, an uniquely compassionate samurai lord. As either Rikimaru or Ayame, you must proceed through your assigned quests, at first dispatching the amoral and unsavory folk in your lord's domain. As the game progresses, you will come face to face with greater threats from tengu goblins and oni demons.
A full 3D game in the Tomb Raider spirit, Tenchu focuses on stealth and attacking unseen over straight action. Not being spotted leads to higher scores and better equipment. To aid in this, you can not only creep about and hug walls, but also use your grappling hook.
This run by xxNKxx was done on the Japanese version of the game, Rittai Ninja Katsugeki - Tenchu. Because of significant differences between this version and the USA version, this run was judged not to obsolete the other run of this game.
Published on 7/26/2014

The Adventure of Little Ralph (ちっぽけラルフの大冒険) is a Japan-exclusive action platformer for the Playstation. In this game, the player controls Ralph, who has been turned back into a child by the evil demons who have invaded his homeland. In order to stop them and return to his former self, he must get through each area filled with enemies, traps, and many hidden routes. In addition to the typical running and jumping, there are regular boss encounters utilizing the same mechanics as the platforming sections, as well as the occasional Street Fighter style encounter where Ralph doubles in height to defeat the bad guys.
nrg_zam completes the game in record time.
Published on 12/11/2016

The Smurfs is a game released on PSX based on the Belgian comic from the same name in which the Hefty Smurf has to save his friends taken by the wizard Gargamel, by finishing 10 levels.
In this movie, Axodo improves his previous run by 40.89 seconds, by using new strategies and better movements.
Published on 11/23/2016
Game:
The Smurfs

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 1.11.7

Tobal 2 is a 3D fighting game developed by Dream Factory and released by Square in Japan in 1997. Unlike its predecessor, Tobal No. 1, this game was not released in North America or PAL regions. There are four modes in the game: Tournament, VS, Training, and Quest.
In Quest mode, dungeons as well as a whole town are freely explorable. It also features role-playing elements and the ability to capture encountered monsters and use them as playable characters in VS Mode. This brings the amount of playable characters in this game to as high as 200.
In this run, pirohiko uses movement glitches and speedy fighting tactics to beat Quest Mode surprisingly fast.
Published on 2/4/2014

Tobal 2 is a 3D fighting game developed by Dream Factory and released by Square in Japan in 1997. Unlike its predecessor, Tobal No. 1, this game was not released in North America or PAL regions. There are four modes in the game: Tournament, VS, Training, and Quest.
This time, pirohiko plays through the Tournament mode in record time.
We also have a movie that plays through Quest mode.
Published on 1/4/2019

TOCA Touring Car Championship is a racing video game developed and published by Codemasters. It is the first game in the TOCA series. It is based around the 1997 British Touring Car Championship season, and features the nine tracks and eight works teams from that season.
Prepare to strap yourself in to watch this nearly 11 hour run from Noxxa that goes through the game's Championship mode, in what is the longest TAS ever published on TASVideos.
Published on 4/29/2017

Published on 6/17/2020

The very first game of the action-adventure franchise, featuring Lara Croft as she sets out on an expedition to recover a mysterious artifact called the Scion.
Watch as Troye decides to explore every nook and cranny of these tombs and walk out discovering every secret.
Published on 5/28/2021

Tomb Raider Chronicles is the fifth game in the Tomb Raider franchise, and was released in 2000. The game takes place in the memories of three of Lara Croft's best friends, since she is presumed dead after the events of Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation.
In this movie, Troye improves the predecessor movie from Wyster by 7:31.40 minutes. Most of the improvement comes from the discovery of new tricks, namely the Keyhole Glitch and Flare Jumps.
Published on 8/16/2018

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

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.
This time, exploiting glitches including the PAL-exclusive flare wall bug, Troye completes the game in record time. Please read the author's comments for more details.
Published on 7/2/2020

In Tomb Raider III: Adventures of Lara Croft, Lara Croft is on a journey to gather the four pieces of meteorite located across the world. To find these pieces, Lara must explore varied settings ranging from enigmatic ruins to Antarctica. There is a heavy emphasis on puzzle solving, leading the game to more closely resemble the original Tomb Raider than the more action oriented Tomb Raider II. New to this game is a sprint ability and a stamina meter that allows Lara to run faster and perform new moves.
Join Troye as they jumps, shoots, flips and solves the puzzles that await them in their journey.
The final in-game time screen is bugged and fails to take into account the London level. 50:08 is the proper ingame time when calculated manually.

The second YouTube link provided is a brightened encode for those having difficulty in seeing where Lara is located on her journey.
Published on 8/28/2018

The Last Revelation is the fourth game in the original Tomb Raider series. Lara Croft is back with new moves and a more expansive plot than in previous games.
This time around, Lara accidentally releases the dark god Seth into the modern world, and has to fix her mistake by defeating his minions and sealing him away once again. One of the minions is none other than her old mentor, Von Croy, who becomes possessed by Seth.
Here, Troye employs many movement glitches to beat the game in a record time of just over an hour.
Published on 4/2/2020

Our eponymous pink-haired protagonist has suffered the loss of his grandfather's bracelet. In order to get it back, he must find and confront seven eight evil pig wizards who may have some knowledge of its whereabouts. Along the way, a wide variety of quests are undertaken.
With its curious 2.5D gameplay and fast pace, just about everyone should find something to enjoy about this run.
Published on 5/4/2010

Turnabout is a 2003 puzzle game developed by Artdink and published by Natsume for the PlayStation. The goal of of the game is to line up gems of the same color to make them disappear. The player can rotate the table 90 degrees in either direction to make some object move. Often times the player has to find ways to use objects on screen to get the gems closer to each other.
HandsomeRudy completes all 100 of the game's levels in record time.
Published on 2/24/2019
Game:
Turnabout

Genres:
Puzzle
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.3.1

Umihara Kawase Shun (1997) is the little known sequel to the little known Umihara Kawase for the SNES. The game adheres to the same exact formula: a little schoolgirl uses her trusty rubber wire physics simulating engine fishing rod to escape another trippy world of mutated fish. (Oh, the kids these days!)
Samsara improves the previous publication by 3.19 seconds, thanks to even further optimization.
Published on 9/24/2015

In preparation for Ragnarok, the final battle between the gods, Odin has commanded Lenneth Valkyrie to descend to the lower world and gather the souls of fallen heroes to serve as soldiers in the approaching conflict. The player controls Lenneth, gathering soldiers and training them to be transferred to the battlefields of the gods.
...except xxNKxx does none of that, instead accessing the debug room through corrupting the save file on the memory card due to resetting the console while saving, and thus ends the game in record time.
Published on 8/11/2018

In preparation for Ragnarok, the final battle between the gods, Odin has commanded Lenneth Valkyrie to descend to the lower world and gather the souls of fallen heroes to serve as soldiers in the approaching conflict. The player controls Lenneth, gathering soldiers and training them to be transferred to the battlefields of the gods.
Published on 5/16/2021

Vandal Hearts was one of the first 3D tactical RPGs when it was released in 1996. It follows Ash as he travels throughout the young Republic of Ishtaria to prevent a conspiracy against the ruling government.
Unlike many other RPGs, this game has few random elements. A well-chosen strategy will nearly always succeed.
This TAS by lapogne36 plays through all 34 mandatory missions as fast as possible.

There is also an alternate YouTube stream featuring player health and stats by the author.
Published on 12/28/2018
Game:
Vandal Hearts

Genres:
RPG
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.12.2

Electronic Arts brings Blizzard's best-selling strategy game to the PlayStation and Saturn in this release. They've combined all the missions from Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness and its expansion pack, Beyond the Dark Portal, into one package.
You take charge of either the humans and elves or the orcish hordes for control of the lands of Azeroth. Eventually you work through the dark portal and into the orcs' homeland. You take charge of either side as you work through more than 20 missions per side in the fight for survival.
New features for the console release include an auto-build option, where you can set a queue of units to be produced and the ability to select sixteen units at a time instead of the PC's nine.
This run by Flip plays through the Orcish Horde's Tides of Darkness campaign.

Note: The ending FMV cutscene has some graphical errors due to inaccurate emulation
Published on 7/27/2013
Emulator Version:
PSXjin v2.0.2

Electronic Arts brings Blizzard's best-selling strategy game to the PlayStation and Saturn in this release. They've combined all the missions from Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness and its expansion pack, Beyond the Dark Portal, into one package.
You take charge of either the humans and elves or the orcish hordes for control of the lands of Azeroth. Eventually you work through the dark portal and into the orcs' homeland. You take charge of either side as you work through more than 20 missions per side in the fight for survival.
New features for the console release include an auto-build option, where you can set a queue of units to be produced, and the ability to select sixteen units at a time instead of the PC's nine.
This run by Flip plays through the Humans' Tides of Darkness campaign.
For a run of the Orc Campaign by the same author, see this run.
Published on 3/19/2014
Emulator Version:
PSXjin v2.0.2

Electronic Arts brings Blizzard's best-selling strategy game to the PlayStation and Saturn in this release. They've combined all the missions from Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness and its expansion pack, Beyond the Dark Portal, into one package.
You take charge of either the humans and elves or the orcish hordes for control of the lands of Azeroth. Eventually you work through the dark portal and into the orcs' homeland. You take charge of either side as you work through more than 20 missions per side in the fight for survival.
New features for the console release include an auto-build option, where you can set a queue of units to be produced and the ability to select sixteen units at a time instead of the PC's nine.
This run by Flip plays through the Orcish Horde's Beyond the Dark Portal campaign.
For a run of the Human Expansion by the same author, see this run.
Published on 12/30/2015
Emulator Version:
PSXjin v2.0.2

Electronic Arts brings Blizzard's best-selling strategy game to the PlayStation and Saturn in this release. They've combined all the missions from Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness and its expansion pack, Beyond the Dark Portal, into one package.
You take charge of either the humans and elves or the orcish hordes for control of the lands of Azeroth. Eventually you work through the dark portal and into the orcs' homeland. You take charge of either side as you work through more than 20 missions per side in the fight for survival.
New features for the console release include an auto-build option, where you can set a queue of units to be produced and the ability to select sixteen units at a time instead of the PC's nine.
This run by Flip plays through the Humans' Beyond the Dark Portal campaign.
For a run of the Orc Expansion by the same author, see this run.
Published on 1/24/2017
Emulator Version:
PSXjin v2.0.2

Wild Arms is a Western-themed role-playing video game developed by Japanese company Media.Vision. Originally released in Japan in 1996 for the PlayStation, it was later translated and released in North America in 1997 and Europe in 1998 by Sony Computer Entertainment. It is noteworthy for being one of the first role-playing video games on the PlayStation, as well as one of the few to feature a Western American setting and motif. The game features 2D computer graphics for normal gameplay, while battle sequences are rendered in 3D.
Taking place in the fantasy world of Filgaia, Wild Arms follows the adventures of a band of miscreants and adventurers called Dream Chasers who scour the world in search of excitement and fortune. The player assumes control of a young boy named Rudy who has the ability to operate powerful weapons called Ancient Relic Machines (ARMs), forbidden remnants of a lost age that resemble firearms. Along with his companions Jack and Cecilia, the group must use their respective skills to navigate through the vast wastelands and dungeons of Filgaia and prevent an otherworldly threat from reviving their lost leader and destroying the world.
While this movie played by lapogne36 features a lot of heavy glitches, it still avoids the arbitrary code execution techniques that could have made the movie way shorter, but probably less entertaining as a whole.
Published on 7/29/2018

X-COM: UFO Defense is a revolutionary turn-based strategy game in which the player is given the role of the commander of humanity's last hope against the alien invasion. However, this alien menace must not only be fought with bravery and tactics on the battlefield, but also with study of captured alien technology and maintenance of a proper budget.
This TAS by willbobsled manages to beat the game in under 15 minutes by only partaking in 3 missions and with careful planning and luck manipulation.

You can read the author's commentary in the YouTube stream by enabling closed captions.
Published on 12/10/2019

Yu-Gi-Oh! Forbidden Memories is a card based video game. The rules are one of the simplified prototypes made while developing the trading card game from the manga. The player controls Yugi, who pieces together the millenium puzzle, travels to ancient Egypt, and defeats evil.
In this run, GenericMadScientist barely uses Fusion to overpower the enemies unlike the previous run and manipulates his way to get Meteor B. Dragon early, then beat most duels in 2 turns, thereby saving 12 minutes and 58.68 seconds.
Published on 4/14/2017
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.12.0


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