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Published on 7/9/2013
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 4/21/2014
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 00:01.88 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 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. 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 8/20/2014
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 11/8/2010
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 9/6/2021
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 destroying the Cortex Vortex with N. Brio's help as fast as possible without abusing any major glitches.

Published on 8/11/2022
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 without using Cait Sith's Limit 'slots' an ability which allows enemies and bosses to be instantly killed. Extensive planning and tricks were used; be sure to read the author's notes for more information.

Published on 6/25/2022
Mega Man X4 is the 4th game in the Mega Man X series, a spinoff of the Mega Man series. Throughout the series, Zero continues to tell X that one day, X will be just as strong as him. However, X wants to show that he doesn't need the strength of Zero to defeat the Repliforce. In fact, he goes as far as to not collect any items on his quest to defeat the army, just to flex on Zero.
This TAS by HappyLee shows exactly what happens when X does not collect any items.
If you wish to watch a run where X does collect items, there is this movie that does exactly that.

Published on 10/2/2011
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 5/27/2014
This is a TAS of Mega Man 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 3/20/2013
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 01:47.03 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 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.
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 8/20/2021
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 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.
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 7/1/2016
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 9/1/2017
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 34:33.79 minutes and makes the run much more entertaining overall compared to the one it obsoletes.

Published on 4/23/2013
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 12/21/2009
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 6/12/2022
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.
wafflewizard1, however, uses a secret code that unlocks all homeworlds and reaches the vortex in every individual level (bar the completionist bonus level) in record time. We recommend reading the author's comments for more details.

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.
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 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.
Join Troye as they jumps, shoots, flips, solves puzzles but forgoes any time saving glitches within their journey.

Published on 5/16/2021
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 6/14/2022
Wipeout is a popular futuristic racing game for the PlayStation. Known for its eclectic techno soundtrack, it also has a limited combat system where weapons and powerups can be used to slow down or destroy enemy racers and protect yourself from said enemy racers.
In this run, Napoleon opts to use vehicles from the Qirex team, known for being very hard to handle, and plays through the Championship Race on the Rapier difficulty, setting record times on multiple tracks.


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