Tool-assisted movies (100)

A2600 Boing! by KiwiCracker in 04:48.29

Published on 7/18/2020
In Boing!, you are a bubble named, with great originality, Bubble. The object here is to bounce on each of the thirty-six squares and turn them all on. You start at the bottom left. The Bubble Eater starts at the bottom right. He will chase you around the play field and if he catches you, you lose one of your lives. Pin starts at the top of a row and moves down. If you are hit by Pin, you pop and a life is lost.
KiwiCracker completes the six levels in record time.
Game:
Boing!

Genres:
Puzzle
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Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.4.1

A2600 Eli's Ladder by yep2yel in 01:40.16

Published on 11/15/2022
Eli's Ladder is one of the rarest games ever produced for the Atari 2600, and possibly the rarest edutainment game made for the console. It is a math-focused edutainment game where you help an alien named Eli climb up a ladder by solving very simple arithmetic problems.
yep2yel solves all the math problems in this game as fast as possible in this run.
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Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.8

A2600 Hangman by yep2yel, ShesChardcore & negative seven in 00:02.17

Published on 11/26/2022
Hangman is a simple guessing game that is usually done on pencil and paper. With a set number of blank spaces representing a word or phrase, you guess which letter appears in that word or phrase. Guess right and the letter appears in one or more of the blank spaces. Guess wrong and a stick figure body part is added to a noose. The game ends when either all spaces are filled or the stick figure is complete.
In this run, yep2yel, ShesChardcore, and negative seven work together to complete a single game of Hangman on the Atari 2600 as fast as possible.
Game:
Hangman

Genres:
Puzzle
A/V files:
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.8

A7800 Slide Boy in Maze Land by Darkman425 in 05:47.28

Published on 7/8/2022
Slide Boy in Maze Land is a homebrew puzzle game for the Atari 2600 and Atari 7800. You play as Slide Boy, who can only slide in one direction and cannot stop until he hits a wall. The goal of each level is to get to the exit while avoiding all hazards.
Darkman425 plays on the Normal difficulty and gets through all 30 rooms as fast as possible.
You can get the game here.
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Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.8

AppleII Myst by Spikestuff in 00:50.78

Published on 10/18/2022
Myst is a puzzle-solving point-and-click game that was originally released for the Macintosh. The version shown in this run is a homebrew demake for the Apple II. As the Apple II has some significant limitations compared to the Macintosh, the developer had to get creative with the graphics and sound to be able to recreate the experience you'd get from the original game.
Spikestuff nevertheless swiftly maneuvers and beats the game in record time.
You can get the game here.
Game:
Myst

Genres:
Puzzle
Unofficial game
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Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.8

Arcade Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo by dwangoAC in 07:08.15

Published on 9/13/2015
Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo is a puzzle spin-off of Super Street Fighter II Turbo first released on the arcades in 1996, then ported to several home consoles. The game works on a mechanic of normal blocks (which can group together into power gems), crash gems (which destroy gems of the same color), and counter gems sent over from opponents that count down until they turn into normal blocks. Blocks fall in pairs and after the 25th pair a diamond gem appears which destroys all gems of the same color on the playfield.
dwangoAC chooses Ryu and plays through the hardest difficulty in a mere 7 minutes and 8.15 seconds.

Genres:
Puzzle
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Emulator Replay:
FBA-rr 0.0.7

Arcade Tetris the Absolute: The Grand Master 2 Plus "T.A. Death" by Masterjun in 03:20.02

Published on 12/22/2020
Tetris the Absolute: The Grand Master 2 is the second arcade game in Arika's Tetris: The Grand Master series. The Grand Master 2 introduced the less-intimidating Normal Mode to attract more casual gamers, as well as an all-new grading system in Master Mode, the continuation of TGM's original gameplay.
Tetris the Absolute: The Grand Master 2 Plus is a free upgrade of TGM2, which added TGM+ Mode and the famous T.A. Death Mode that is played in this movie. This mode is notable for starting at maximum gravity (pieces drop from the top to the bottom in 1 frame) and increasing in speed from there; as the level increases, animations play faster and the delay before a piece locks in place becomes shorter.
Masterjun completes the T.A. Death Mode in record time while using wall kicks to speed up horizontal piece movement, collecting all 6 Gold Medals, and also achieving the Secret Grand Master grade. The in-game time is 02:40.40.

Genres:
Puzzle
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Emulator Replay:
MAME-rr 0.139 v0.1 beta

C64 Anarchy by nymx & DrD2k9 in 10:36.16

Published on 4/10/2022
Anarchy is a puzzle game where the goal is to shoot a number of blocks in each level using a tank under a set time limit, all while enemy droids are chasing after you. Once all the blocks are shot, an exit opens up and you have to get there before the droids get you or time runs out. Introduced in the later levels are yellow blocks which materialize in different places when shot, creating new passageways and more opportunities in how to tackle those levels.
nymx and DrD2k9 complete the first sixteen levels (the levels loop after that) in record time with help from a script created by the former to brute force the most optimal solutions out of the yellow block levels.
Game:
Anarchy

Genres:
Puzzle
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Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.6.3

C64 Boulder Dash by nymx in 11:56.00

Published on 11/14/2021
You are Rockford, and you have to dig through monster infested caves in search of diamonds. In each level, you must collect a certain number of these diamonds in order to open a portal to the next stage. Enemies can be squashed by falling boulders, which are released when the ground below them is removed or they are pushed onto empty ground. Be careful, though, because these can also squash you. In later levels, difficulty is increased by many puzzle elements and shorter time limits.
There are 16 levels to be completed and five different skill levels available, which affect the number of jewels which must be collected and the time limit.
nymx plays through the 16 levels on the highest skill set (Difficulty 5) in record time.
Game:
Boulder Dash

Genres:
Puzzle
A/V files:
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.6.1

C64 Confuzion by nymx in 26:58.33

Published on 11/1/2020
Confuzion is a sliding-tile puzzle game in which players must explode all of the bombs in each level using a spark. The spark flows along a fuse, which is made up of a series of tiles. These tiles must be moved such that the fuse forms a path from the spark to each bomb, while also avoiding water droplets that can extinguish the spark.
nymx completes each puzzle so quickly that you'll miss it if you blink, finishing 96 levels (after which the game has no more unique challenges) in record time.
Game:
Confuzion

Genres:
Puzzle
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Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.4

C64 Portal by DrD2k9 in 03:48.50

Published on 3/6/2019
Portal for Commodore 64 is a 2018 unofficial "demake" of the original Portal game developed and published in 2007 by Valve Corporation. The "demake" inherits the basic mechanics of the game and adapts them for a simplified 2-dimensional world.
Gameplay still consists primarily of a series of puzzles that must be solved by teleporting the player's character and simple objects using "the Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device", a device that can create inter-spatial portals between two flat planes.
Game:
Portal
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Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.3.1

C64 The Rat by DrD2k9 in 04:30.82

Published on 3/12/2019
The Rat was released for Commodore 64 in 1984. The game was developed by Cymbal Software, Inc. and published by Personal Software Services.
The Rat is a top-view single-screen game where you are a rat spending the night in a cheese warehouse to eat all the cheese on various floors. On each floor there are six cheeses with letters spelling THE RAT and all have to be eaten to open the entrance to the next floor.
Game:
The Rat

Genres:
Puzzle
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Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.3.1

Coleco Jumpman Junior by DrD2k9 & BrunoVisnadi in 04:37.19

Published on 10/17/2019
Jumpman Junior is a game developed by Randy Glover, who described it as a "lite" version of Jumpman containing 12 levels for users without disk drives. In it, you need to defuse all of the bombs placed on Jupiter by terrorists. To do this, you must climb up ladders, touch the vines, and, of course, jump.
DrD2k9 improved most of the levels from the previous run by route changes and RNG manipulation for a total time save of 00:04.06 seconds.
Note: The character should not be confused with Mario, who was originally named Jumpman. Interestingly enough, Glover cited Donkey Kong as inspiration for this game. It is not known whether the naming is a coincidence or not.
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BizHawk 2.3.2

DOS Boppin' "Episode 1, 2 players" by slamo in 15:09.05

Published on 9/13/2021
Boppin' is a puzzle game developed by Accursed Toys and published by Apogee from 1994. The heroes, Yeet and Boik, notice one day that their arcade games have no monsters, and find out that Hunnybunz has taken them all away in his attempt to create a pure, anodyne world free of anything that could be perceived as controversial. Yeet and Boik set off to free these monsters at the behest of other video game heroes, because what else would they do if there was nothing to fight against?
This game was somewhat controversial in its time. The original version had disturbing animations when the players got a game over, but later versions had to have them activated by a command line parameter. Boppin' is also known for its bizarre imagery and its numerous religious and political references.
slamo completes the first episode with two players in record time.
This is the first DOS publication that uses PCem (via libTAS) instead of JPC-RR.
Game:
Boppin'

Genres:
Puzzle
Tags:
2 Players
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Emulator Replay:
libTAS 1.4.2 + PCem v17+st-1

DOS Boston Bomb Club by MUGG in 08:28.35

Published on 5/5/2018
Boston Bomb Club is an old DOS tile-matching puzzle game developed by Silmarils in 1991. The aim of the game is to get the greatest number of bombs across the infernal device constructed by the mad scientists of the Boston Bomb Club from their point of origin to the target zone.
MUGG beats the game in record time.
Game:
Boston Bomb Club

Genres:
Puzzle
A/V files:
Emulator Replay:
JPC-rr 11.2 (Modified for Mouse Support)

DOS D/Generation by slamo in 05:56.63

Published on 4/25/2018
D/Generation is an arcade adventure computer game with puzzle elements, published for the PC, Amiga and Atari ST by Mindscape in 1991. In 2018 it was ported to Nintendo Switch by West Coast Software with HD graphics.
The game takes place in a slightly cyberpunk futuristic setting in 2021. A French company called Genoq has developed a series of new genetically engineered bioweapons, which have run out of control and taken over Genoq's Singapore lab. The main character is a courier making an emergency delivery by jetpack of an important package to one of Genoq's top researchers, Jean-Paul Derrida (a name likely inspired by the philosophers Jean-Paul Sartre and Jacques Derrida), and who is happily oblivious to the carnage until the lab's doors lock behind him. His customer is ten floors away, all of them crawling with bioweapons.
Game:
D/Generation

Genres:
Action
Puzzle
Tags:
Best ending
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Emulator Replay:
JPC-rr 11.8 rc2

DOS Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers by c-square in 07:36.52

Published on 10/23/2011
Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers is the fourth installment of the Space Quest adventure series, and the first Space Quest game with point-and-click gameplay, as compared to its text-based predecessors. In this game, Roger Wilco is thrown into the future at Space Quest XII, and must stop Vohaul, whose consciousness lives inside another person. To do so, he must time-travel within the future (Space Quest X and XII) and to the past (Space Quest I) to gain information needed to achieve this goal.
The author, c-square, completes this game using major sequence breaks that are almost impossible to perform unassisted without abusing saves. To help with this TAS, the source code of JPC-rr was modified to support mouse input fully. See the submission text for details.

Genres:
Puzzle
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Emulator Replay:
JPC-rr 10

DS Brain Age "playaround" by Ryuto in 06:33.66

Published on 2/10/2011
Brain Age (also known as Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training) is a puzzle game designed on the premise of exercising your brain. In this run, for example, the idea is to solve a series of simple mathematical puzzles.
And yet, the answers given... are not exactly what you'd expect.
The same author of the previous run brings you a set of 51 new ... answers, with extra time taken to provide you, the viewer, with the greatest possible attention to detail. Additionally, the increased detail provides a higher level of difficulty, to prevent the number recognition from checking the answer before the image is complete.
If you liked how this movie abuses a drawing recognition system, also see the trouble that TAS tools bring to a text recognition system.
Game:
Brain Age

Genres:
Puzzle
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Emulator Replay:
DeSmuME 9.0.6

DS Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force by dekutony in 28:32.28

Published on 12/25/2018
Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force is a point-and-click videogame released in the year 2008 on the Nintendo DS. It was developed by 1st Playable Productions and published by Disney Interactive Studios as part of the famous Club Penguin franchise.
The game stars a player penguin, as he/she finds a mysterious puffle with a map piece after reading the local newspaper. After some investigating, the player discovers the super secret organization called the Elite Penguin Force, who helps and rescues penguins in time of need.
In this movie, agent Guest pauses their way through the game's 13 missions, finishing their duty in under half an hour.
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Emulator Replay:
DeSmuME 0.9.9 x64

DS Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force: Herbert's Revenge by Randomno, dekutony, solarplex in 22:25.92

Published on 10/4/2021
Herbert's Revenge, based on the online Flash game with the same name, is a point-and-click adventure game where you defend the Club Penguin island from the evil Herbert P. Bear. Using your "Elite" secret agent skills, you can collect information about Herbert through various means and use it to foil his plans in 10 different missions.
This movie by Randomno, dekutony and solarplex abuses a few glitches involving the HUD and story element skips to beat the game in under half an hour. It also beats the previous movie by about 05:14.18 minutes.
Tags:
Uses warps
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Emulator Replay:
DeSmuME 0.9.9 x86

DS Crimson Room by Spikestuff in 10:10.72

Published on 5/1/2022
Crimson Room is a escape room game, originally created with Shockwave Flash for web game portals. It is a very short point and click adventure game, where the player has to find clues and items to escape the room. The first title received a direct sequel, Viridian Room, as well as two more rooms to escape from, The Blue Chamber and White Chamber. All four escape room titles were ported to the DS title in a single package.
Spikestuff escapes from all four rooms from the DS version while saving 137 frames from the previous publication.
Game:
Crimson Room

Genres:
Puzzle
A/V files:
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.7

DS Ivy the Kiwi? "100%" by Ryuto in 15:23.86

Published on 3/13/2011
Ivy is a lost bird who is wandering aimlessly around looking for her mother. Normally when you play the game you simply draw vines for Ivy to walk on and you can pull them to bounce her over an obstacle.
With tools, this turns into a mad orgy of bouncing and springy physics action that is difficult to follow with the naked eye. Don't blink or you'll miss it!
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Emulator Replay:
DeSmuME 9.0.6

DS Kirby: Canvas Curse by GloriousLiar in 25:45.53

Published on 12/8/2016
Kirby: Canvas Curse is one of many sequels in the Kirby franchise. In this installment, Kirby and the inhabitants of Dream Land are all turned into paint by the witch Drawcia, with Kirby being stuck as a limbless ball. Players must guide Kirby through various stages via the DS touchpad.
In this run, GloriousLiar exploits quirks in the way the game handles said touchpad, allowing him to launch Kirby at ludicrous speeds to beat this game in the blink of an eye.

DS Meteos "Multi Star Trip, best ending" by Taechuk in 06:50.39

Published on 6/13/2019
Meteos is a fast-paced puzzle game where you attempt to match 3 colored falling "meteos" to blast them back into space. There are many game modes available from a new save file; this TAS plays Star Trip's Multi mode.
In Star Trip, an AI on the DS's top screen sends meteos at you while you send meteos back at it. You complete each planet by filling the AI's screen. Multi mode adds missions you must complete, and culminates in a fight against True Meteo, the evil planet that threatens the Meteos universe!
This run by Taechuk reaches Multi's true ending and unlocks Layazero in record time. Be sure to watch the whole credits sequence for a hilarious ending!
Game:
Meteos

Genres:
Puzzle
A/V files:
Emulator Replay:
DeSmuME 0.9.9

DS Myst by Spikestuff & Scepheo in 01:12.61

Published on 5/6/2022
Myst is the epic puzzle game whose puzzles will take you hours to solve. Unless, of course, you know the answer. Although you'll encounter many brainmelting puzzles when normally playing through Myst, all the game really requires you to do is flip the eight switches around the island, get the blank page and bring it to Atrus.
One of the hardest things about this is the fireplace code which must be obtained in order to get access to Atrus. However, this being a TAS, the code is known and is entered in the most entertaining fashion the authors could think of.
This is a 5 frame improvement over the previous movie
Game:
Myst

Genres:
Puzzle
A/V files:
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.8

DS Nanashi no Geemu by jlun2 in 54:20.63

Published on 11/10/2014
Nanashi no Geemu (Namless Game, or ナナシ ノ ゲエム) is a first person survival horror game where you play as a jaded university student who goes on a fetch quest to stop a cursed game from game overing him in real life after 7 days. Despite all the encounters with the supernatural, the player never even bothers to run at all, preferring to casually stroll for justice instead.
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DeSmuME 0.9.10

DS Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors "all endings" by yep2yel in 9:24:03.02

Published on 7/30/2022
Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors is a visual novel for the Nintendo DS developed by Chunsoft and published by Aksys Games in North America in 2010. It features Junpei, who finds himself trapped aboard a sinking ship, and, along with 8 other people, needs to find a door with a 9 on it.
yep2yel solves the many puzzles of the various escape rooms and gets all endings in record time.
We very strongly recommend that you play the game first before watching the TAS, as it'll inevitably spoil the story and the solutions.
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Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.7

DS Polarium "Puzzle Mode" by partyboy1a in 06:57.68

Published on 9/6/2013
Polarium is a puzzle game developed by Mitchell Corporation. Players use a stylus to draw lines on the touch screen of the DS, flipping black and white tiles to clear puzzles. Among the various modes are Challenge, which is similar to Tetris, and Puzzle, where the player must figure out how to clear complex puzzles in one continuous stroke.
In this run, partyboy1a plays through Puzzle Mode, using precise stylus movement to clear all 100 puzzles in just under 7 minutes.
Game:
Polarium

Genres:
Puzzle
Strategy
A/V files:
Emulator Replay:
DeSmuME 0.9.9

DS Professor Layton and the Last Specter by chilsie & Randomno in 1:29:06.60

Published on 11/18/2021
Professor Layton said the Last Specter is the fourth game in the point and click puzzle game series and the first of its prequel Trilogy. Professor Hershel Layton and his assistant Emmy Altava are called to investigate the curious town of Misthallery and the specters that attack it during the night. Joined by a young Luke Triton, the trio uncovers the secrets of the village and unearth the first piece of a grand mystery.
The authors, weils and Randomno, solve all the mysteries in the game in record time.

Genres:
Puzzle
Storybook
A/V files:
Emulator Replay:
DeSmuME 0.9.9

DS Rubik's World by Kumquat & alden in 01:20.23

Published on 4/16/2010
Combining the Nintendo DS's touch screen capabilities with a classic puzzle game and adding in a touch of the tool-assisted yields... a tool-assisted run of a classic puzzle game, joining the ranks of several other quirky movies similar in character. While tool-assistance may on the surface seem trivial in this case, a decidedly non-trivial amount of luck manipulation was used to create a cube solvable in the fewest possible moves. Further, the game only counts moves in quarter turns, making the number of moves used even more impressive.
Note: If you are watching the .dsm, your nickname and comment must be set to something specific in order to watch the movie. It will desync otherwise. See the author's comments for combinations that work.
Game:
Rubik's World

Genres:
Puzzle
A/V files:
Emulator Replay:
DeSmuME 9.0.5

DS Sokoban DS by coldsun0630 in 2:39:07.44

Published on 4/15/2014
Sokoban DS is a modern take on the classic Soko-Ban (1982), a maze-based transport puzzle game in which the player has to move a number of boxes to designated positions on the map. Because of the limited movement possibilities and various obstacles, this job requires logic to achieve the goal.
In this movie, coldsun0630 finishes all 250 stages as well as the five tutorial stages using the fastest known solutions.
Game:
Sokoban DS

Genres:
Puzzle
A/V files:
Emulator Replay:
DeSmuME 0.9.9

DS Super Scribblenauts "playaround" by Chef Stef, Kiwisauce in 1:01:52.63

Published on 7/22/2013
Super Scribblenauts is the sequel to Scribblenauts, a puzzle game for the DS consisting of spawning any object from a database of thousands of possibilities (from "chair" to "God") to solve given situations. It is fundamentally the same game with two major novelties: the possibility to add adjectives (a color, a size, a state, etc.) to the objects we want to summon and the possibility to use the D-Pad to control Maxwell, the protagonist of both games, in addition to the touch screen, the only possible input method in the first installment.
This TAS completes the 10 main worlds of Super Scribblenauts. Speed is not the main goal; instead, the levels are completed in funny or unusual ways.
Game:
Super Scribblenauts

Genres:
Puzzle
A/V files:
Emulator Replay:
DeSmuME 0.9.8

DS Tetris DS by veup in 01:37.53

Published on 11/24/2009
At TASVideos, we see a lot of feats made, among the most popular however is smashing Tetris. The game seems to have the uncanny ability to agree, be sure to enjoy the sight of 'Back to Back Tetris' because you're going to see it a lot.
Game:
Tetris DS

Genres:
Puzzle
A/V files:
Emulator Replay:
DeSmuME 9.0.4

DS Tetris Party Deluxe "Sprint" by Mars608 in 00:43.76

Published on 1/4/2022
Tetris Party Deluxe released 25 years after the original incarnation of the popular puzzle game, on both the Nintendo DS and Wii. It features many new modes, including online multiplayer with up to 3 other players on the DS version.
This run by Mars608 completes the Sprint mode, commonly referred to as "40 lines". Focusing on the In-Game Time, it achieves a record-breaking 21"83, which is 1.33 seconds faster than the previous publication.

Note that the time appears longer; however, this is due to more accurate emulation.
This is the very first DS publication using BizHawk instead of DeSmuME.
Game:
Tetris Party Deluxe

Genres:
Puzzle
A/V files:
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.7

DS Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's World Championship 2011: Over the Nexus by Hoandjzj in 3:22:12.63

Published on 8/30/2013
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's World Championship 2011 pits duelists against each other in epic battles both on the streets and on the duelist field. With over 4,200 cards, duel runner battles with up to 3 teammates, and worldwide tournaments through the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, there's dozens of hours of fun packed into this game.
In this run, Hoandjzj uses strategy, planning and luck manipulation to win the World Racing Grand Prix in as few turns as possible.

Genres:
Puzzle
Strategy
A/V files:
Emulator Replay:
DeSmuME 0.9.8

DS Zuma's Revenge by GaRan in 23:47.52

Published on 7/27/2022
Zuma's Revenge! is a tile-matching puzzle video game where the player must clear rolling stones by matching those of the same colour.
Watch as GaRan controls the ball-shooting frog through multiple stages and defeats six area bosses in record time.
Game:
Zuma's Revenge

Genres:
Action
Puzzle
A/V files:
Emulator Replay:
DeSmuME 0.9.13

DSi Art Style: PiCTOBiTS by Darkman425 in 08:17.46

Published on 12/4/2022
Art Style: PiCTOBiTS, known as Art Style: PiCOPiCT in Europe and Japan and Art Style: PiCTOPiCT in Australia, is part of the DSiWare and WiiWare line of Art Style games. This is a puzzle game developed by Skip Ltd., the Chibi-Robo! devs, where the goal is to match colored bits in rectangles of at least 4 bits in size.
Darkman425 clears all 15 stages in a record total in-game time of 3:37.76.
A/V files:
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.8

FDS Eggerland by adelikat in 36:58.98

Published on 11/7/2009
Eggerland is a predecessor of the NES Adventures of Lolo games, and in certain ways, it has much more features than Adventures of Lolo 1.
This movie abuses a couple of the game bugs in a surprising way.
Also note that this movie is about 42 seconds longer than the previous movie. This is due to the inaccurate (shorter) FDS load times emulated by Famtasia.
Game:
Eggerland

Genres:
Puzzle
A/V files:
Emulator Replay:
FCEUX 2.1.2

Flash 10 Gnomes 1: the Rooftops by Spikestuff & feos in 00:05.04

Published on 12/5/2022
10 Gnomes 1: the Rooftops is a Flash game by Mateusz Skutnik released in 2008. It is the first entry of a series of games where you have to find 10 well hidden gnomes in specific locations.
Spikestuff and feos find the ten gnomes on the rooftops in record time.

Genres:
Puzzle
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Emulator Replay:
libTAS 1.4.4 + ruffle-nightly-2022-10-10

Flash 20 Lockers Room Escape by Spikestuff in 00:30.63

Published on 8/7/2022
20 Lockers Room Escape is, as the title implies, an escape room game by 123bee. The player finds themselves locked inside a locker room, and they have to find their way out with the clues that are provided in it.
Spikestuff manages to escape the room in record time.

Genres:
Puzzle
A/V files:
Emulator Replay:
libTAS 1.4.3 + ruffle-nightly-2022-06-07

Flash Bloons by sobble_p in 04:33.54

Published on 11/16/2022
Bloons is a popular Flash game where you pop balloons with darts. Each level has a certain number of balloons that you are required to pop, and some levels have special balloons that either give you powerups or affect other balloons around them when popped. Thanks to its popularity, Bloons has received various spinoffs, including a tower defense game named Bloons Tower Defense.
In this run, sobble_p completes all 50 levels as fast possible.
Game:
Bloons

Genres:
Puzzle
A/V files:
Emulator Replay:
libTAS 1.4.4 + Ruffle nightly 2022-10-28

Flash Bloxorz "all stages" by sobble_p in 11:11.75

Published on 11/17/2022
Bloxorz is a popular logic puzzle game where you roll a 2x1x1 rectangular prism across a board and have it fall down a 1x1 hole on the other side. As the game progresses, it introduces new mechanics such as switch-activated platforms and teleporters that split your prism into 1x1x1 cubes that can roll separately and join back together later. It has since received an official port to HTML5 and unofficial ports to iOS and Android.
sobble_p completes all 33 stages of Bloxorz as fast as possible without resorting to a glitch that skips all the way to the final stage.
Game:
Bloxorz

Genres:
Puzzle
A/V files:
Emulator Replay:
libTAS 1.4.4 + Ruffle nightly 2022-10-28

Flash Crimson Room by Spikestuff in 00:41.92

Published on 5/14/2022
Crimson Room is an escape-the-room style puzzle game. The player finds themselves trapped in a room, and they need to find a way out of it.
Spikestuff finds their way out of the room in record time.
Game:
Crimson Room

Genres:
Puzzle
A/V files:
Emulator Replay:
libTAS 1.4.3 + ruffle-nightly-2022-04-09

Flash Cursor*10 by A Sickly Silver Moon in 01:40.13

Published on 6/5/2022
Cursor*10 is a puzzle game where the player controls a cursor and the goal is to reach the sixteenth floor of a level in a race against time. During the course of the game, events will loop when time runs out and the player is able to cooperate with a past version of themself, as all the previous actions of the cursor can still be seen and influence the current session.
A Sickly Silver Moon reaches the 16th floor in record time.
Game:
Cursor*10

Genres:
Puzzle
A/V files:
Emulator Replay:
libTAS 1.4.3 + Ruffle nightly 2022-05-17 linux-x86

Flash Dark Cut by Spikestuff in 00:50.04

Published on 11/15/2022
Dark Cut is a Flash game that appears to have been inspired by the Trauma Center series. Instead of using modern medicine technology, you are in the Middle Ages performing surgery with whatever tools and rudimentary knowledge they had at the time. Thankfully, this game gives you instructions on what to do. Do them right and the patient is good as new. But be cautious of who you treat.
Spikestuff does everything asked of them in this run as fast as possible, with the occasional glitch here and there.

Warning: This game contains gruesome imagery, including depictions of severed body parts and infections.
Game:
Dark Cut

Genres:
Puzzle
A/V files:
Emulator Replay:
libTAS 1.4.4 + ruffle-nightly-2022-10-10

Flash Daymare Town by Spikestuff in 00:46.56

Published on 12/31/2022
Daymare Town is a surreal point-and-click Flash game with a unique, hand-drawn art style. You play as a guy that's stuck in a very weird town. With barely any clues on where to go and using whatever you can scrounge up on the streets, your goal is to get out of town.
In this run, Spikestuff knows exactly what to do and gets out of town in record time.
Game:
Daymare Town

Genres:
Puzzle
A/V files:
Emulator Replay:
libTAS 1.4.4 + ruffle-nightly-2022-11-17

Flash Daymare Town 2 by Spikestuff in 00:54.68

Published on 1/1/2023
Daymare Town 2 is the sequel to the surreal point-and-click Flash game Daymare Town. Continuing off from the first game, you may have escaped a weird town, but now you have found yourself in an equally weird city. As with before, your goal is to get out of the city, with barely a clue on how to and where to go.
In this run, Spikestuff once again knows exactly what to do and gets out of the city in record time.
Game:
Daymare Town 2

Genres:
Puzzle
A/V files:
Emulator Replay:
libTAS 1.4.4 + ruffle-nightly-2022-11-17

Flash GROW Cube by Spikestuff in 00:32.38

Published on 12/3/2022
GROW Cube is part of the GROW series of Flash puzzle games by On Nakayama. As with the rest of the games in that series, you are given a situation with a number of buttons and you have figure out the right permutation of buttons that best fits the situation in order to get the best ending. As you do so, certain elements of the game level up that both serve as visual rewards and clues as to what to do next. For GROW Cube, the situation is to create an attraction out of a cube of Earth.
In this run, Spikestuff uses the fast-forward button to input the permutation of buttons that leads to the good ending as fast as possible.
Game:
GROW Cube

Genres:
Puzzle
A/V files:
Emulator Replay:
libTAS 1.4.4 + ruffle-nightly-2022-11-19

Flash Light Cut by Spikestuff in 02:53.87

Published on 12/3/2022
Light Cut is a the lighter and softer spinoff to Dark Cut and is an ironic response to the complaints about that game. Instead of gruesome, primitive surgery using tools from the Middle Ages, you instead help fluffy, wuffy muffinbups such as a unicorn and a talking teddy bear with their ouchies and boo-boos. There's even a sing-along section for those who can't get enough super love!
Spikestuff completes all two surgeries this game has to offer in record time. It is unknown if they also sang along to the lovely song using their microphone.
Game:
Light Cut

Genres:
Puzzle
A/V files:
Emulator Replay:
libTAS 1.4.4 + ruffle-nightly-2022-10-10

Flash Lights Out by Spikestuff in 01:00.50

Published on 1/1/2023
Lights Out is a puzzle game with a simple setup. With a grid of light bulbs and a number of them on, the goal is to get all of them off while adhering to the following rule: when a chosen light bulb is switched on or off, the light bulbs adjacent to it at the top, bottom, left, and right must also be switched on or off respectively.
Spikestuff solves all puzzles the Flash game has to offer in record times.
Game:
Lights Out

Genres:
Puzzle
A/V files:
Emulator Replay:
libTAS v1.4.4 // ruffle-nightly-2022-11-17

Flash Portal: The Flash Version "no level skip" by rythin in 02:25.87

Published on 4/16/2022
Portal: The Flash Version is a Portal fangame that was released one day before the official release of Portal proper. This game is set in a 2D environment, where the player platforms through several test chambers featuring puzzles involving portals.
rythin thinks with portals and goes through all the test chambers in record time.
A/V files:
Emulator Replay:
libTAS 1.4.3

Flash SHIFT by EZGames69 in 02:45.08

Published on 10/7/2022
SHIFT is a Flash title created and developed by Antony Lavelle.
Watch as EZGames69 shifts their way collecting keys, avoiding spikes and running past references inspired by the Portal series in record time.
Game:
SHIFT

Genres:
Action
Platformer
Puzzle
A/V files:
Emulator Replay:
libTAS 1.4.3 + ruffle-nightly-2022_08_31

Flash Submachine 1: the Basement by Spikestuff in 00:33.04

Published on 7/20/2022
Submarine 1: The Basement is one of those point-and-click "escape room" Flash games that were popular during Flash's early heyday. In the game, you are stuck in some kind of underground labyrinth and you must figure out how to get out of there with barely any clues to help you.
Luckily, Spikestuff knows exactly what to do and more and gets to the surface in record time.
There is also an alternate encode that expands the map for better comprehension of what's happening.

Genres:
Puzzle
A/V files:
Emulator Replay:
libTAS 1.4.3 + ruffle-nightly-2022-06-07

Flash The Blue Chamber by Spikestuff in 00:48.92

Published on 5/15/2022
The Blue Chamber is an escape-the-room style puzzle game, and is the sequel to Crimson Room and Viridian Room. The player finds themselves trapped in a room, and they need to find a way out of it.
Spikestuff finds their way out of the room in record time.
Game:
The Blue Chamber

Genres:
Puzzle
A/V files:
Emulator Replay:
libTAS 1.4.3 + ruffle-nightly-2022-04-09

Flash Viridian Room by Spikestuff in 00:18.50

Published on 5/14/2022
Viridian Room is an escape-the-room style puzzle game, and is the sequel to Crimson Room. The player finds themselves trapped in a room, and they need to find a way out of it.
Spikestuff finds their way out of the room in record time.
Game:
Viridian Room

Genres:
Puzzle
A/V files:
Emulator Replay:
libTAS 1.4.3 + ruffle-nightly-2022-04-09

Flash White Chamber by Spikestuff in 00:35.40

Published on 11/5/2022
White Chamber is an escape-the-room style puzzle game, and is the sequel to Crimson Room, Viridian Room and The Blue Chamber. The player finds themselves trapped in a room, and they need to find a way out of it.
Spikestuff finds their way out of the room in record time. Of note that a fair amount of elements that are part of this escape room are skipped entirely as the answers are already known beforehand; the TAS done on the DS version shows how it's normally done.
Game:
White Chamber

Genres:
Puzzle
A/V files:
Emulator Replay:
libTAS 1.4.3 + ruffle-nightly-2022-10-07

GB A Boy and His Blob by Aqfaq in 01:41.73

Published on 11/27/2008
A Boy and His Blob: The Rescue of Princess Blobette is a sequel to the NES game with equally silly title. This time, the boy and his obedient friend save a princess, who is caged in a castle tower. The rescue operation is supposedly executed as efficiently as possible, even though it means that the boy needs to sacrifice one of his lives just to save some time.
Game:
A Boy and His Blob

Genres:
Puzzle
RPG
A/V files:
Emulator Replay:
VBA-rr v19.3

GB A-mazing Tater "Puzzle Mode" by TheRealThingy, Alyosha in 17:22.00

Published on 5/31/2018
A-mazing Tater is a puzzle game released by Atlus in 1992. It is the sequel to Kwirk, otherwise known as Puzzle Boy in Japan. The player has to guide a small potato to the exit of each level, which is made difficult by a number of obstacles, most notoriously crates.
Game:
A-mazing Tater

Genres:
Puzzle
A/V files:
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.2.2

GB Altered Space: A 3-D Alien Adventure by ventuz & Alyosha in 03:25.33

Published on 8/29/2022
Altered Space is an isometric platformer similar to Solstice for the NES where you play as Humphrey, a brave astronaut. The goal is simply to escape the spaceship without running out of air, which is lost over time or if you get hit. There are items that can be used to stun enemies as well, but aren't seen in this run due to the time it takes to open the item menu.
ventuz and Alyosha improve the previous TAS by about 2 seconds after accounting for emulation differences, thanks to better optimisation.
Watch this TAS played on a Game Boy Player (via Game Boy Interface) right here.

Genres:
Platformer
Puzzle
A/V files:
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.8

GB Boomer's Adventure in Asmik World by MattyXB & Alyosha in 38:35.25

Published on 9/7/2021
Boomer must traverse the 8-story Tower of Zoozoon to defeat the dark lord Zoozoon himself. By digging, trapping enemies, and finding useful items such as keys and roller skates, he can regain control of ASMIK World from the clutches of the evil Zoozoon.
This is an improvement of 00:49.66 seconds compared to the previous publication thanks to better optimization.

This TAS has been console verified, you can watch the playback here

Genres:
Puzzle
A/V files:
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.6.2

GB Boxxle by Jigwally in 4:58:50.20

Published on 7/26/2017
Boxxle is one of several takes of the classic Soko-Ban (1982), where the goal is to move a number of blocks to target locations. Due to the way movement works in the maze-like environments, the puzzles require some logic to complete.
Jigwally completes all 108 puzzles in this movie, using the fastest known solutions.
If you're looking for more block pushing action, take a look at Sokoban DS for a more modern take of Sokoban.
Game:
Boxxle

Genres:
Puzzle
A/V files:
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 1.11.9.1

GB Boxxle II by Jigwally in 3:26:07.54

Published on 2/3/2018
In this sequel to Boxxle, Willy's girlfriend has been kidnapped by a UFO and now he wants to earn enough money to buy a rocket and rescue her. And what better way is there to earn money than pushing crates? And there are lots of crates to be pushed in all 120 levels of the game. The new levels are the major difference between Boxxle II and its predecessor as there are no graphical changes to speak of. To solve all these levels, you'll once again have to push crates onto certain spots, which is made difficult by the fact that you can only push but not pull them so that it can easily happen that you push a crate into a dead end or block your own way. A password records your progress, but there is no battery to save your self-created levels.
Game:
Boxxle II

Genres:
Puzzle
A/V files:
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.2.1

GB Buster Bros. by p4wn3r in 11:22.10

Published on 12/30/2012
Buster Brothers, also known as Pang, is a well-known series of puzzle games. This is the first release of the series, ported to the Game Boy. The Author decided to pick the GB version for TASing because the levels are simpler, which makes the run shorter and easier to optimize.
The plot is rather simple. Some "bubbles" are attacking the Earth and you must travel across the world busting them. The game has 50 stages divided into 17 locations: Mt. Fuji, Mt. Keirin, Emerald Temple, Australia, Taj Mahal, Leningrad, Paris, London, Barcelona, Athens, Egypt, Kenya, New York, Maya, Antartica and Easter Island. It offers the option to start from Leningrad and thus skip 18 levels. However, p4wn3r ignored this and went through all the levels to show the entire game.
Game:
Buster Bros.

Genres:
Puzzle
A/V files:
Emulator Replay:
VBA-rr v23 svn217

GB Catrap by MattyXB, Alyosha in 57:17.61

Published on 5/30/2021
Catrap is a platform/puzzle game where a boy and girl work through a series of 100 puzzles. This breaks a curse and returns them to human form. Completing each level involves climbing ladders and moving blocks so that each enemy can be defeated. A rewind function is present for trail+error attempts to get to the solutions. But that feature isn't needed here.
This run makes clever use of the switch mechanics. Switch can't be used immediately after defeating an enemy, so other actions are performed while the enemy falls off the screen. Attacking from the ladder is slightly faster, the author uses this and other similar tricks to help save time.
This is an improvement of 02:23.32 minutes if BIOS time is factored out.

You can watch this TAS being played on real hardware here
Game:
Catrap

Genres:
Platformer
Puzzle
A/V files:
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.6.1

GB Daedalian Opus by Jigwally in 10:30.63

Published on 7/28/2021
Daedalian Opus is an early puzzle game for the Game Boy where the player must solve jigsaw puzzles with pentominoes (5-block shapes instead of the familiar 4-block tetromino). The player is awarded new pieces to use periodically to help with the more complex later levels.
Jigwally solves this game's puzzles with custom software that employs the Dancing Links algorithm to find exact covers (solutions) for each jigsaw. The author analyzed and chose the overall fastest solution for each puzzle, and completed the game in record time.

This run can be seen played back on a real Game Boy Player here!
Game:
Daedalian Opus

Genres:
Puzzle
A/V files:
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.6.1

GB Go! Go! Tank by ThunderAxe31 in 10:47.98

Published on 11/29/2017
Go! Go! Tank is an action game released exclusively for the Game Boy. Developed by Copya System, it was released in Japan in 1990, and in North America in 1991.
In the game, a peaceful nation has been invaded by an enemy army, and you must help clear the way for your own forces by plane. You must guide your tank to the end of each stage by arranging boxes with a hook attached to the bottom of your plane, as well as by shooting enemy planes and batteries that threaten it.
ThunderAxe31 beats the game in just 10 minutes and 47 seconds, dropping boxes all over the place like crazy. This is done not just to guide the tank to the end of each level as quickly as possible, but also to mess around while waiting.
Game:
Go! Go! Tank

Genres:
Action
Puzzle
A/V files:
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 1.12.2

GB Hello Kitty: PocketCamera by CasualPokePlayer in 01:22.24

Published on 7/11/2022
Hello Kitty: Pocket Camera is an unreleased version of the Game Boy Camera with a Hello Kitty theme. As with the other versions of Game Boy Camera, it contains various minigames, some of which utilize the camera itself.
In this run, CasualPokePlayer plays the two minigames that actually can be speedrun and then gets to the credits as fast as he can.
A/V files:
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.8

GB Kwirk "Going Up?" by Nitrodon, ZenicReverie, Alyosha in 15:46.03

Published on 2/7/2020
Kwirk the Chilled Tomato was exploring with his girlfriend when she suddenly disappeared! To find her, Kwirk must travel through puzzles consisting of turnstiles, pushable blocks, and pits which must be filled before crossing. Sometimes his friends are available to lend a hand.
This movie completes all 30 levels of the "Going Up?" mode.
This improved version beats the predecessor movie by 11 steps.

A basic resync of the TAS for loading times has been console verified
Game:
Kwirk

Genres:
Puzzle
A/V files:
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.3.3

GB Minesweeper by Kiske in 00:29.45

Published on 2/19/2014
This run demonstrates Minesweeper's Last level of 7 missions being destroyed by Kiske in just under 30 seconds. In fact, the face at the top of the screen is so impressed it's constantly in awe.
This also beats the previous run by 00:00.33 seconds.
Game:
Minesweeper

Genres:
Puzzle
A/V files:
Emulator Replay:
VBA-rr v23.5 svn421

GB Solomon's Club by ninespaces in 22:28.02

Published on 7/6/2021
Solomon’s Club is a puzzle platform game with an old clumsy magician who has the power of creating and destroying platforms. And through that power, he saves the world. It is also the Game Boy port of the NES game Solomon's Key.
ninespaces completes all puzzles in record time.

You can watch the complete run played back on console.
Tags:
Best ending
A/V files:
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.6.2

GB Tetris by MrWint in 00:19.92

Published on 1/23/2015
Tetris is a puzzle game originally designed and programmed by Alexey Pajitnov. This Game Boy port was included with every system sold, resulting in the game becoming hugely popular.
This run by MrWint completes Mode B at level 9 as fast as possible, and improves the previous movie by 00:06.96 seconds. Most of the improvement comes from a glitch where the game copies the top few rows after line clears. For more details, read the submission comments.
Game:
Tetris

Genres:
Puzzle
A/V files:
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk svn8760 (1.9.1)

GB The Adventures of Pinocchio by Baruch in 07:43.71

Published on 2/18/2016
The Adventures of Pinocchio is an unreleased puzzle platformer by Bit Managers. Pinocchio goes on a journey to save his master, Geppetto, from the whale.
Baruch solves the puzzles of this game in record time.

This movie obsoletes the seemingly shorter "game end glitch" branch because the "glitch" in question was found to be a level select sequence.
A/V files:
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 1.11.2

GB The Bouncing Ball by KiwiCracker, brunovalads, Alyosha in 08:20.91

Published on 12/5/2020
The Bouncing Ball is a homebrew Gameboy game made by HuCABBAGE for the 4th annual GBJam (2015).
In this neat little platformer with no music, thus only sound effects, you are in control of a little ball, which is constantly bouncing around. Your goal is to bounce through all the 50 unique levels by collecting every heart you can find on your way.
The authors improve the previous movie by 00:03.05 seconds.

You can watch the complete run being played back on a console.
A/V files:
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.4.2

GB The Humans "Hard mode" by artbreeder in 30:11.06

Published on 12/22/2020
The Humans is a kind of a crossbreed between Lemmings and The Lost Vikings. Its gameplay consists of manipulating a number of humans with unique abilities to overcome obstacles (such as dinosaurs or Neanderthals) in order to bring a human to an exit point.
artbreeder employs a number of glitches, particularly one that allows humans to pass through solid walls, to complete the game's hard difficulty mode in record time.

You can watch the console verification of this movie here. For more Humans action, check out the run of the Genesis version.
Game:
The Humans

Genres:
Puzzle
A/V files:
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.5.2

GB Tower of Hanoi "all puzzles" by FractalFusion in 00:51.90

Published on 12/14/2022
Tower of Hanoi is a puzzle game that dates back to 1883 at the very least when French mathematician Édouard Lucas brought the game to the West. With three rods and a tower of discs on a rod at one end, the goal of the game is to get all of the discs to the rod at the other end while following these rules: 1.) Only one disk may be moved at a time, which then has to be placed on top of another stack or on an empty rod, 2.) No disk may be placed on top of a disk that is smaller than it.
For this run, FractalFusion plays a homebrew port of Tower of Hanoi for the Game Boy and completes all the puzzles it has to offer in record time. In this version of the game, the tower can be moved in its entirety to either section in the foreground.
You can get the game here.
A/V files:
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.8

GBA Boulder Dash EX by Odongdong in 37:04.94

Published on 1/8/2014
Boulder Dash is a series of puzzle games that started in 1984. You are to collect the required amount of gems in each level while avoiding enemies and various obstacles.
Boulder Dash EX is based on the original game, and adds original physics, an HP bar and an ability to rotate the map.
This run by Odongdong aims to beat EX Mode by going through all six worlds and 75 levels while collecting the gems as fast as possible.
Game:
Boulder Dash EX

Genres:
Puzzle
A/V files:
Emulator Replay:
VBA-rr v24 svn422

GBA Denki Blocks! by qqwref, AdituV in 29:47.18

Published on 11/27/2015
Denki Blocks! is a puzzle game released for the Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, and several other platforms. The main Tournament mode has 8 stages, each of which have 25 puzzles, which can be done in any order. To beat each stage you need to finish any 15 puzzles.
This run by qqwref and AdituV completes the shortest 15 puzzles in each group in an optimal order.
Game:
Denki Blocks!

Genres:
Puzzle
A/V files:
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 1.11.1

GBA Denki Blocks! "100%" by qqwref, AdituV in 1:24:07.67

Published on 11/28/2015
Denki Blocks! is a puzzle game released for the Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, and several other platforms. The main Tournament mode has 8 stages, each of which have 25 puzzles, which can be done in any order. To beat each stage you need to finish any 15 puzzles.
This run by qqwref and AdituV complete all 25 puzzles in each group in an optimal order.
Game:
Denki Blocks!

Genres:
Puzzle
A/V files:
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 1.11.3

GBA Disney's Lilo & Stitch by Corvus in 19:39.34

Published on 9/23/2018
Disney's Lilo & Stitch is a 2002 side-scrolling shoot 'em up platform video game based on the Disney animated film of the same name that was released on June 7, 2002 for the Game Boy Advance. It was developed by Digital Eclipse and published by Disney Interactive, with Ubisoft distributing the game in Europe and Australia.
The game takes place at an unknown point of time after the original film. An extraterrestrial bounty hunter kidnaps Lilo and brings her aboard the spaceship laboratory of a robotic, mosquito-like alien named Dr. Pestus, who plans to use her as food for his genetically-modified mosquito army. Stitch must go out into space to rescue Lilo and defeat Dr. Pestus.
In most levels, the player takes control of a four-armed, plasma blaster-wielding Stitch who must run and gun his way past enemies and various other obstacles to complete the level. In puzzle-platform-styled levels, the player takes control of Lilo as she sneaks around the spaceship to find a way to escape and contact Stitch. In tube shooter-styled segments, Stitch must fly a spaceship to reach the next level, shooting down other enemy ships and dodging obstacles along the way.
A/V files:
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.3

GBA DK: King of Swing by g0goTBC in 17:34.47

Published on 1/22/2020
DK: King of Swing is a Donkey Kong spinoff game developed by Paon and published by Nintendo in 2005 for the Game Boy Advance. The Kongs are planning a competition to see who's the best in the jungle! Just before it begins, K. Rool steals all the medals for the tournament! DK must hunt down K. Rool and get back those stolen medals for the tournament!
Game:
DK: King of Swing

Genres:
Puzzle
A/V files:
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.2.2

GBA DK: King of Swing "200%+" by g0goTBC in 1:16:08.11

Published on 3/13/2020
DK: King of Swing is a Donkey Kong spinoff game developed by Paon and published by Nintendo in 2005 for the Game Boy Advance. The Kongs are planning a competition to see who's the best in the jungle! Just before it begins, K. Rool steals all the medals for the tournament! DK must hunt down K. Rool and get back those stolen medals for the tournament!
The complete definition of the '200%+" goal is defined in the submission text.

Note: this run has been commentated by its author, you can watch here.
Game:
DK: King of Swing

Genres:
Puzzle
A/V files:
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.2.2

GBA DK: King of Swing "Diddy mode" by g0goTBC in 16:38.79

Published on 11/10/2020
DK: King of Swing is a Donkey Kong spinoff game developed by Paon and published by Nintendo in 2005 for the Game Boy Advance. The Kongs are planning a competition to see who's the best in the jungle! Just before it begins, K. Rool steals all the medals for the tournament! DK must hunt down K. Rool and get back those stolen medals for the tournament!
g0goTBC beats the game with Diddy Kong who features some gameplay differences, making the game harder than with Donkey Kong and showing different strategies. This movie is a 00:39.88 second improvement over the previous record by PiePusher11.

GBA Drake & Josh by jlun2 in 24:10.52

Published on 10/17/2016
Drake & Josh is a GBA game based on the Nickelodeon show of the same name. Taken from scenarios of several of the show's episodes, this game is a problem-solving, stealth, exploration game.
Or at least, it's supposed to be. In this run, however, the duo decides stealth just isn't their style, and rush through all their problems, walls be darned. Reading the author's submission comments is highly recommended.
Game:
Drake & Josh

Genres:
Puzzle
A/V files:
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 1.11.6

GBA It's Mr. Pants by qqwref in 44:57.27

Published on 4/29/2020
It's Mr. Pants is a puzzle game for the Game Boy Advance featuring Mr. Pants, who was Rare's online mascot at the time. The goal is to place colored blocks on a grid in order to form rectangles and clear the screen.
In this run, qqwref speeds through the game's 250 puzzles, on average completing each one in fewer than 11 seconds.
Game:
It's Mr. Pants

Genres:
Puzzle
A/V files:
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.4

GBA Kuru Kuru Kururin by mohoc & E-Sh4rk in 06:11.59

Published on 3/31/2019
Kuru Kuru Kururin is an unusual game that is a mix of racing/puzzle genres. The player controls a slowly spinning stick called the Helirin, and must maneuver it through a series of mazes. The player controls the direction and speed of movement but not the Helirin's constant rotation.
mohoc and E-Sh4rk improve the previous movie by 4 minutes and 10.49 seconds, thanks to the discovery of wall clipping and out of bounds goal zones. Please read the authors' comments for more details. Of note that this TAS also plays the training stages, whilst Ryuto's TAS did not.
There is also a run of the sequel, Kururin Paradise.

The second set of encodes feature a camhack, where the camera is centered at the Helirin, as well as displaying the OoB elements.

GBA Kururin Paradise by Ryuto in 20:07.72

Published on 1/9/2011
Kururin Paradise is the sequel to Kuru Kuru Kururin. Once again you control the Helirin, but this time you have a small measure of control over its rotation. This extra control allowed Ryuto to create a movie that can aim for fastest time without taking damage.
Also added to the sequel are several strange and entertaining minigames, such as using the Helirin to mow grass or attack intruding enemies Space Invaders style.
This is a 00:27.82 second improvement over the last attempt by the same author.
A/V files:
Emulator Replay:
VBA-rr v19.5

GBA Lode Runner "Small world" by klmz in 16:01.89

Published on 4/24/2018
Lode Runner is a long-running series of action/puzzle games where the objective is to collect all of the gold in a level while avoiding enemies. This iteration of the series for the GBA was released only in Japan.
In this run, klmz completes Small world, the first set of levels, while improving his previous movie by 00:56.34 seconds.
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GBA Mario vs. Donkey Kong by Chef Stef in 37:23.32

Published on 10/29/2015
Mario vs. Donkey Kong is an evolution of the ever popular Donkey Kong franchise that pits Jumpman (aka Mario) yet again against the ape Donkey Kong. This time, Mario faces puzzling levels that require him to hit switches that activate/deactivate colored walls in an attempt to save the Mini-Mario toys.
The author, Chef Stef, abuses game physics and collision detection to complete the levels in record time. Using a series of new glitches and strategies, he also beats his previous run by almost seven and a half minutes.

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Platformer
Puzzle
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BizHawk 1.11.1

GBA Mr. Driller 2 "Time Attack" by klmz in 07:26.75

Published on 12/23/2018
Mr. Driller 2 is a fast-paced puzzle game where you have to drill to the bottom of the level within a fixed time limit. This TAS completes the 10 stock Time Attack Driller courses of the game instead of the Mission Driller mode and the Endless Driller mode.
In this run, klmz drills through the ten time attack courses in slightly under seven and a half minutes. Furthermore, he aims primarily for in-game time, as it adds to the entertainment value and adds also to the strategy, as there are time bonuses in this mode which subtract time.
This is an improvement of 5.47 in-game seconds over the previous publication. The real time improvement is 00:04.10 seconds. All of the improvements came from optimizations and better routes. This also features some play-style change that erases much more blocks without losing any time.
Game:
Mr. Driller 2

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Puzzle
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GBA Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee by Dooty in 11:39.58

Published on 8/23/2014
Oddworld: Munchs Oddysee tells the story of Munch, a frog-like creature, fighting to prevent its kind to become extinct. But he is not alone is his quest; Abe, the Mudokon, will lend him a helpful hand.
In this run, Dooty beats the game in record time by using some major glitches to pass through many walls. Expect the screen to look pretty glitchy for a lot of the run.

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Puzzle
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GBA Simple 2960 Tomodachi Series Vol. 3: The Itsudemo Puzzle - Massugu Soroeru Straws by Darkman425 in 01:26.96

Published on 7/10/2022
Simple 2960 Tomodachi Series Vol. 3: The Itsudemo Puzzle - Massugu Soroeru Straws (SIMPLE2960ともだちシリーズ Vol.3 THE いつでもパズル まっすぐ揃えてストローズ) is a GBA puzzle game that's part of the Simple 2960 Tomodachi line of games published by D3 Publisher and developed by BeeWorks. In the main game mode, Straw the apprentice witch must align the stars in order to pass her graduation exam.
Darkman425 reaches the score necessary for Straw to pass her graduation exam in record time.

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Puzzle
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BizHawk 2.8

GBA Snood "Time Attack Mode" by theenglishman in 05:51.02

Published on 4/5/2010
Snood is a puzzle game that blatantly rips off inspired by Bust-a-Move/Puzzle Bobble with very similar gameplay. Originally released for the PC as freeware, it has since been licensed and ported to several platforms.
This movie by theenglishman plays the Time Attack mode so quickly that you might not be able to tell what's going on.
Game:
Snood

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Puzzle
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GBA Yu-Gi-Oh! 7 Trials to Glory: World Championship Tournament 2005 "game end glitch" by GenericMadScientist in 00:35.06

Published on 7/19/2017
Yu-Gi-Oh!: 7 Trials Of Glory World Championship 2005 is a card game released by Konami in 2005, based on the popular manga and anime series Yu-Gi-Oh!. The game follows the protagonist on his quest to become the World Champion of Duel Monsters.
In this run, GenericMadScientist decides to instead break all the rules, and beat the game by abusing a glitch in the card shop, which allows the player to complete the game in just under 40 seconds.
This run improves the predecessor movie by 00:00.27 seconds.

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Puzzle
Strategy
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BizHawk 1.12.0

GBC Hexcite: The Shapes of Victory "Practice Mode" by JorWat25 in 20:27.89

Published on 2/20/2020
Hexcite is a punningly named puzzle game in which players place various polygons on a game board. Points are scored by placing polygons next to previously played shapes, and the game ends when the entire board is filled.
This run by JorWat25 plays the 50 challenges of Practice Mode and wins each by the smallest possible point margin. This often means the challenges are solved in a single move.

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Puzzle
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BizHawk 2.3.2

GBC Oddworld Adventures II by Samtastic & Dooty in 20:03.78

Published on 8/20/2014
Oddworld Adventures 2 plays very similarly to other Oddworld games. Abe's job is to free his fellow Mudokons who are being used as slave labor to dig up the bones of their ancestors. The Glukkons use the bones to make Soul Storm Brew. Abe's vocabulary is limited to "Hello", "Follow me" "Wait" and "Work". He must use these commands to direct slave Mudokons to their freedom. When enough slaves in a level have been saved, you go on to the next level to do it all again.
Watch this run being played back on a real console.
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GBC Pocket Bomberman "Jump Game" by Robert_Ordis in 01:51.18

Published on 1/2/2013
Pocket Bomberman is unlike the previous Bomberman games in that it's a sidescrolling platformer instead of a grid-like puzzle game. It's also one of the few games that allows Bomberman to jump.
"Jump Game" is the second of the game's two modes. The object of this minigame is to get to the goal at the top of each of the long vertical levels, defeating a boss several times in order to progress.
However, in this run, Robert_Ordis uses a glitch allowing him to clip through walls to skip several boss fights and finish all three stages in less than 2 minutes.

The Nicovideo stream features a cool heads-up display, including RAM information, input view, and even a level map.
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GBC Pocket Bomberman by Robert_Ordis in 06:28.00

Published on 4/3/2014
Pocket Bomberman is a game that fuses platforming with Bomberman.
In this run, Robert_Ordis improves upon his previous movie by 00:05.22 seconds by optimizing each route and utilizing some new tricks.
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GBC Pokémon Puzzle Challenge by zvsp in 05:11.62

Published on 9/17/2015
Pokémon Puzzle Challenge, originally released in Japan as Pokemon de Panepon (ポケモンでパネポン), is a video game for the Game Boy Color. It is based on Panel de Pon (known as Tetris Attack in the West), only with characters from the Pokémon franchise.
zvsp plays through the hardest difficulty, whilst showing the different Pokémon, in Challenge Mode/VS COM Mode in a brisk 5 minutes and 11.62 seconds.

NOTE: This run starts from a save file with all the Pokémon unlocked. We do not normally accept runs that start from dirty SRAM; refer to the Movie Rules for more details.

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Puzzle
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GBC Pokémon Puzzle Challenge "Puzzle mode, all levels" by ThunderAxe31 in 44:41.01

Published on 4/30/2020
Pokémon Puzzle Challenge, originally released in Japan as Pokemon de Panepon (ポケモンでパネポン), is a video game for the Game Boy Color. It is based on Panel de Pon (known as Tetris Attack in the West), only with characters from the Pokémon franchise.

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Puzzle
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BizHawk 2.3.1

GBC Scooby-Doo! Classic Creep Capers by Winslinator & Birth in 17:54.19

Published on 11/11/2022
Scooby-Doo! Classic Creep Capers is a point-and-click adventure game in six chapters. Scooby, Shaggy, Fred, Velma and Daphne are on the trail of a jewel thief. Their investigation leads them to an old spooky house, Jekyll Mansion. Once inside, they search the rooms to gather clues to reveal the identity of the jewel thief. Gameplay consists of positioning characters close to objects in such a way that a menu at the bottom of the screen lights up. The player can then choose the correct action (examine, search, use, take) from the menu. There is also plenty of dialogue involved. To solve puzzles, the player switches between characters and uses each person's special abilities.
Winslinator and Birth save 54 seconds over the previous run by ending input earlier and through more efficient movement, lag reduction, and dialogue scrolling. For more details, you can read the authors' notes.

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