Tool-assisted movies (66)

Published on 6/18/2022
Barnstorming is an Atari 2600 video game designed by Steve Cartwright and published by Activision in 1982. The goal of the game is to fly through barns, while avoiding windmills and birds. There are four difficulties, going from 10 to 25 barns; this run uses the easiest one.
ShesChardcore and MrWint improve the previous run by 11 frames through rigorous optimization. You can read MrWint's notes and ShesChardcore's notes for further details.

Published on 3/30/2018
Dragster, released in 1980 for the Atari 2600, is the first video game developed by Activision. It was programmed by David Crane, who later wrote Pitfall! The object of the game is to either beat the player's opponent across the screen, or to race against the clock for best time, depending on the settings used.
The game is well known as having the first console speedrun with the world record of 5.51 by Todd Rogers in 1982 according to Twin Galaxies. This record is known as the oldest, unbeaten world record in all of speedrunning.
MrWint & Omnigamer decided to try and match the elusive 5.51, and disassembled the entire game looking for how the 5.51 was achieved. After conducting their research, they found that the long sought 5.51 was outright impossible to achieve within the internal conditions of the game. After lots of flamewars, the now infamous Todd Rogers's record has been taken down, leading to his ban from Twin Galaxies.
This run achieves the fastest possible time of 5.57 on player two while also maximizing the distance, with player one completing the track in the lowest amount of input frames. It also improves the predecessor movie by 00:00.10 seconds, which translates to 00:00.02 seconds if you discard emulation differences. The improvement comes from the fact that the game processes the second player first, so he's the one taking the lead this time.

Watch this run being played back on a real console.

Published on 3/26/2018
Grand Prix is a Formula One Grand Prix motor racing-themed video game. It was designed and programmed by David Crane for the Atari 2600 and published by Activision in 1982. Grand Prix was the first Atari 2600 game to feature shaded objects in color.
ViGadeomes wins the race in record time using precise movements to beat the other runners.

Published on 1/29/2021
Heart Like a Wheel for Atari 2600 is an unreleased Prototype. It's nearly-finished and fully-playable. It was based on a 1983 movie of the same name.
The game was programmed in 1983, but never commercially released due to the movie's bad sales and 1980s game crash.

Published on 6/12/2022
For the Atari 2600 is Math Grand Prix a racing game where you answer math problems in order to move your car so you can beat your AI-controlled opponent. There are nine game levels to choose from, which are difficulty levels that determine the arithmetic operations for the problems you're gonna encounter and the size of the numbers being calculated.
ShesChardcore completes this game on Game Level 9 as fast as possible by manipulating the game to give equations that require the fewest inputs to answer and to make sure the opponent moves as slowly as possible.
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.8.0

Published on 7/24/2019
Road Runner was released for the Atari 2600 in 1989, making it one of the last games officially released by Atari for the Atari 2600. The game was a port of an arcade game of the same name, which was also ported to several other consoles like the Commodore 64.
You play as the Road Runner, and you spend each level running to the left trying to dodge obstacles and avoid Wile E. Coyote. The road is littered with landmines and speeding trucks, which will kill the road runner on contact. They can also kill Wile E., but he respawns again after a few seconds. Wile. E. also has guns set up at certain portions of the road, roller skates, and a rocket ship which he can use to try to grab the road runner.
Road Runner

Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.3.1

Published on 5/21/2018
In Skiing, your goal is to ski to the bottom of the mountain in the shortest time possible. The mountain is treacherous with plenty of trees and moguls in the way! There are two different modes of gameplay. In slalom mode, there are a series of gates you need to ski through; missing any will result in a penalty to your time. In downhill mode you just need to ski to the bottom as fast as possible. Each mode includes five different skill levels which affect the length of the course (and the number of gates in slalom mode.)
ViGadeomes completes the slalom mode on the most difficult setting, with an in-game time of 28.21 seconds.

Published on 6/16/2022
Steeplechase is a horse racing game where you do hurdles against three CPU-controlled opponents with your horse. While this may sound simple enough, it's actually a little more complicated than that once you play the harder game levels. Don't think that just by not missing a single hurdle means you can win a race at the hardest level.
For this run, ShesChardcore has analyzed the game mechanics enough to not only beat the AI at the hardest level, but also set a record time.

Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.8

Published on 8/14/2017
Drag Race is an arcade game released in 1977 by Kee Games (a subsidiary of Atari). Drag Race was designed by David Crane before the Great Exodus from Atari that would lead to the formation of Activision. At Activision, David Crane would redesign Drag Race for the Atari 2600, released in 1980 as the more widely-known Dragster. This unauthorized adaptation, among other litigation between Atari and Activision, would not be resolved until years later. The cabinet for Drag Race features controls for 2 players, including a steering wheel, a 4-way gear shifter, and a gas pedal. The cabinet even has functional analog tachometers to indicate when to shift! The display is black and white with overlays for color and text. Interestingly, the sound is in stereo, with each player hearing only the sound of their respective dragster in their speaker. The game's mechanics are inventive and gameplay is fun and exciting--as it would later be for Dragster.
£e Nécroyeur races through three heats in record time.
Drag Race

Emulator Replay:
MAME-rr 0.139 v0.1 beta

Published on 1/2/2023
Miami Ice is a racing game for the Commodore 64. In a maze with a slippery floor, your goal is to get your go-kart to the garage on the other end. The description that came with the game tries to justify this as Miami somehow getting hit with a blizzard, freezing all of the streets.
nymx maneuvers his go-kart using the very rough controls on very slippery terrain and completes all seven unique tracks in record time.
Miami Ice

Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.6.3

Published on 7/2/2019
The Human Race is a video game published in 1985 on Commodore 64 by Mastertronic Ltd.. It's an action game, set in an arcade and platform themes.
The aim of the game is to achieve a high score. This is done by jumping around the screen and collecting objects. Each single screen level is set at a different point in man's evolution and sees the character start as an ape and evolve into a caveman and beyond as the player progresses through the game.

WARNING: Viewers prone to epileptic seizures should skip the encode to 06:16, as the game boot up screen involves heavy flickering.

Published on 7/20/2022
Ford Simulator III is a vehicle simulation game from 1992 published by Ford Motor Company and developed by The SoftAd Group. The software allowed you to browse Ford's catalog of cars, and even drive them in a simulation where you would bring your family on a vacation to Lake Wakatonka.
In this movie, slamo drives around like a complete psychopath and endangers everyone on the road in order to bring his family to the lake in record time.
Ford Simulator III

Emulator Replay:
libTAS 1.4.3 + PCem v17-st1

Published on 10/27/2010
If you've been in Europe long enough, you've probably heard of the Lada car company. However, you probably haven't heard of this relatively obscure tie-in game, involving racing - yes, you guessed it - a Lada... which happens to have a rocket launcher and machine gun (those are almost certainly not standard features).

Published on 10/18/2010
Skyroads is a short game where one controls a racer on tracks containing lots of bottomless pits and obstacles. Those don't worry our author, though; he just bounces to the music and blasts through levels. Don't blink.
This version of the run is 2.65 seconds faster than the first.

Emulator Replay:
JPC-rr 10.15

Published on 11/7/2010
Not satisfied with regular Skyroads, the developers decided to create a new set of significantly shorter yet excessively difficult tracks under the excuse of a holiday theme.
Here, you can feel vindicated that you don't have to play through those tracks yourself.
Emulator Replay:
JPC-rr 10.13

Published on 6/27/2017
Cars is a mini game collection based on the animated movie of the same name. The central theme is the Piston Cup, a racing championship, which the protagonist Lightning McQueen wants to win against his rival Chick Hicks. There are twelve mini games and four races in all, which are played over four stages (three mini games and one race each).

Emulator Replay:
DeSmuME 0.9.11

Published on 4/1/2014
The Crash Dummies need to earn some money so they've taken on some odd jobs. And when it comes to Crash Dummies, the odder the better. Although it shares the same name, this game greatly differs from the NES version and other platforms. You play as crash dummy Slick, trying to earn money. The better you do, the more money you earn. If you don't earn enough, you must redo the level. The levels vary with events like diving off a building as a movie stunt, driving a car to test air-bags, skiing down a mountain, etc. Up to two players can play, alternating.
Best ending
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 1.6.0
Additional Downloads:
(Converted to .lsmv)

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

Published on 7/23/2020
F-Zero Maximum Velocity is a futuristic racing video game developed by NDcube and published by Nintendo for the Game Boy Advance. The game was released in Japan, North America and Europe in 2001. It is the first F-Zero game to be released on a handheld game console.
The Grand Prix is the main single player component of Maximum Velocity. It consists of four series named after chess pieces: "Pawn", "Knight", "Bishop" and "Queen", each having five races in four difficulty settings. This time, Memory uses the best unlockable machine at the hardest difficulty setting to blaze through the Knight tracks of the Grand Prix mode.

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.

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.
Emulator Replay:
VBA-rr v19.5

Published on 12/8/2017
007: Nightfire is a James Bond game. Does anything more need to be said? Guns, cars, planes, submarines, spaceships, girls, and megalomaniacs.
Authors FitterSpace, gamerfreak5665 and aleckermit show off James Bond's impressive skill set, including cocaine-induced firearm handling and driving so reckless, not even a cute animal would give him car insurance.
This run improves upon the previous publication by more than six minutes of total run time, but with increased load time accuracy, new out of bound glitches, and better optimization, the real time saved compared to the previous run is nearly ten minutes.

Published on 6/1/2014
Crazy Taxi is an open world racing video game developed by Hitmaker (Sega AM3) and published by Sega. The main objective of the game is to pick up customers and take them to their chosen destination as quickly as possible.
In this run, solarplex aims to reach Rank 1 as well as obtain a Crazy License, and this run surely lives up to the crazy nature of the game.
Crazy Taxi

Emulator Replay:
Dolphin 4.0.2-dirty

Published on 10/2/2022
Marble Madness is an arcade game where you roll a marble down or up a tall structure to the finish line while avoiding obstacles and falling off the structure itself. The Genesis version, however, is not directly comparable to the original arcade version. In addition to having much worse audio quality, the rules on where (and what) the marble can go (and do) are relaxed, allowing for many shortcuts not possible on the NES.
adelikat improves on SprintGod's previous version by 4 frames with a new trick for crossing the finish line in the first level. While it looks like there's 17 second difference between the two runs, the previous one has input for the high score screen while this one doesn't as it was considered unnecessary.

Published on 12/20/2012
Outrun is a racing game where the player is presented with forks in the road. The left fork leads to an easier stage and the right fork leads to something more challenging. The camera travels along with the car rather than just presenting a birds eye view. Its designer, Yu Suzuki, describes it as a driving game rather than a racing game.
In this run weatherton uses a couple of tricks to speed things up. By quickly switching between high and low gear driving-off road is possible without slowing down. While using this trick the car stays a fixed distance from the road, making impossibly tight turns possible. The position, type and number of cars and the position of obstacles can be manipulated by horizontal position and the frame they load on. Proper timing of the accelerator allows for a turbo start. And revving a few frames before that adds a little bit more.

Published on 6/25/2010
Skitchin' is a racing game released in 1994 by EA. It is the spiritual successor to the Road Rash series. The goal of the game is to rollerblade to the finish line, grabbing cars to boost your speed (the titular "skitching"), performing tricks, and knocking over other racers with various weapons.
In this tool-assisted speedrun, very few cars are skitched and the other racers are ignored.

Published on 12/9/2012
Antarctic Adventure was released by Konami in 1983 for the MSX and was later ported to other platforms. You play as Penta, a penguin racing around Antarctica to different research stations while avoiding sea lions, breaks in the ice, and a time limit. The game was popular enough that it spawned a sequel, Penguin Adventure, and Penta became Konami's mascot for a time.
This run by Vampier makes one full round around Antarctica and finishes in just under 14 minutes.
Antarctic Adventure

Emulator Replay:
openMSX 0.8.1

Published on 8/18/2007
Annoyed with the success of the Mario Kart series, a bunch of Rare characters got together and held a racing competition of their own. Along with the availability of several types of vehicles, this game has something of a storyline to it and full completion requires reloading a saved game after the credits run for the first time. More races occur after the initial credit roll, so don't stop watching once the ending plays.
Note: There are encodes of higher resolution in the discussion thread.
Diddy Kong Racing

Emulator Replay:
mupen64-rr 8

Published on 10/18/2013
Death Race is a standalone challenge within F-Zero X, so a standalone movie seemed the best way to present it. The goal is simple: destroy the other 29 ships as quickly as possible according to the in-game clock.
This TAS completes the F-Zero X Death Race as quickly as possible, with a time of 5.866s. This improves the prior fastest TAS time of 8.927 by Katsukawa Sojuro aka Xenos (who reports an unpublished time of 6.993s by throwing the car off the side as this TAS does).
The unassisted world-record is 24.745s by Daniel, played in PAL (20.621s converted to NTSC). There's no video of that time, but this video by the same author is almost as fast.

Published on 8/30/2016
F-Zero X is the 3D sequel to the popular SNES hovercraft racing title. It offers a wide array of cars, tracks and play options, and has had an active speed-running community since its release in 1998.
This TAS completes the 6 tracks of the Jack Cup in time trial mode, where you choose any track to drive solo aiming for fastest possible completion of 3 laps according to the in-game timer, accurate to the millisecond. A special input sequence is used to unlock all cars (you normally unlock cars by playing in grand prix mode).
This TAS saves 1'10"614 (in-game track totals) over the previous Jack Cup TAS by Lord Tom. For a per-track comparison, check the author's comments.

Published on 10/24/2016
Mario Kart 64 is the first 3D game in the Mario Kart series, released in 1996 by Nintendo. Widely regarded as classic, it still retains a following to this day.
A run 7 years in the making, this Mario Kart 64 TAS features weatherton completing all 4 Grand Prix Cups in under 21 minutes. Due to the nature of the game, knowledge of the internal code allows for heavy RNG manipulation, getting even the most unlikely items on the first try. This and the incredible movement precision are used to create crazy shortcuts, often completing laps in mere seconds.
The submission text contains highly detailed information about the strategies of every track, the RNG manipulation and a lot of other information about the run.

You can watch the complete run being played back on a console.
At AGDQ 2014, the Mushroom Cup of this run was presented on console, and at AGDQ 2016, the Star Cup was presented.

Published on 5/23/2013
Micro Machines 64 TURBO (released in 1999) is the Nintendo 64 remake of Micro Machines V3 (released in 1997) for the PlayStation and PC. It features the same clunky menu system and the same 43 primary courses and 31 unique vehicles (the PlayStation version also had a plodding training mode, "Cherry's Driving School" with five courses defined by cones and a unique training vehicle). The visuals have been slightly improved and a "turbo selection" speed control was added that allows players to choose faster, harder levels of speed.
In this run, Weatherton speeds through one lap of all the courses. To do so, three different gameplay modes are necessary: Time Trial, Test Drive, and Party Play modes. Each track is played using an in-game code to drive at double speed, making the action even more frantic and impressive.

Published on 3/6/2021
Now this is podracing!
Star Wars Episode I: Racer is a racing game based on the podracing scene in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.
Watch as Zinfidel completes all seven tracks of the Galactic Circuit in record breaking times.

SWE1:R has major emulation problems and this movie will not sync without very specific computer hardware. The 'Audio Throttle' setting in BizHawk should be switched on in order to play this movie without audio skipping.
The encodes of this run include the author's commentary as soft subtitles.

Published on 5/8/2012
Wildwaters (also known as "Extreme Kayak" and "X-Stream") is a cancelled racing game that was in development by Looking Glass Studios for the Nintendo 64 in 1998-1999. The project was announced at E3 1999 by the company's publisher, Ubisoft, while the studio was working on Destruction Derby 64 (released in the same year), but sadly it was discontinued the following year. The game features an engine with real waterflow physics on the river, an impressive feat on the N64.
In this run, Swordless Link completes the first level (the only playable one in the prototype) using the fastest character, abusing rocks, walls, and everything in his path! There is no proper finish line because one wasn't programmed into the prototype.

Published on 8/1/2018
In City Connection you must drive along on roads, painting them a different color. When you have all the roads painted, you go on to the next level. Cops are frequent along the roads, but oil cans will quickly stop them in their tracks. Avoid cats and spikes, and collect balloons to warp to further levels.
In this run, link_7777 & EZGames69 beat all 16 unique levels of this game and take some well planned warps.

Published on 8/31/2009
This movie plays Excitebike really fast with an improvement of over a second compared to the previous movie by JXQ.
Times for each track are:
  • 0 = 36.19 (0.35 improved)
  • 1 = 37.84 (0.40 -"-)
  • 2 = 38.67 (0.19 -"-)
  • 3 = 41.96 (0.02 -"-)
  • 4 = 41.00 (0.02 -"-)
  • 5 = 31.34 (0.40 -"-)
Cumulative in-game savings: 1.38s
Main improvements come from taking ramps faster and a unique trick in which the author goes slower to get a better time. Look for further info in the author's comments.
The encode for this movie features commentary in the form of soft subtitles.
This movie also has two Atlas Map encodes, one of Track 1, and one of Track 2, which shows the standard encode overlaid on a zoomed out map.

Watch a resync of this run being played back on a real console.

Published on 12/7/2020
Marble Madness is an isometric game similar in its style to Snake Rattle 'n Roll. The objective in these two games is quite different, though. In this game, the player must roll a marble from one point to another. This is, of course, not as easy as it sounds, and certainly not as easy as it looks in this movie.
This run is 00:00.95 seconds faster than the previous record.
A second encode is available using a camera hack to focus on the marble, which subtly alters the gameplay.

Watch a resync of this run being played back on a real console.

Published on 2/11/2018
R.C. Pro-Am is a racing video game developed by Rare. It was released for the NES by Nintendo for North America in March 1988, and then in Europe on April 15 of the same year. Presented in an overhead isometric perspective, a single player races a radio-controlled car around a series of tracks. The objective of each track is to qualify for the next race by placing in the top three racers. Players collect items to improve performance, and they must avoid a variety of hazards such as rain puddles and oil slicks. It is an example of a racing game which features vehicular combat, in which racers can use missiles and bombs to temporarily disable opposing vehicles.
In this run, FatRatKnight gets the 1st place, as well as the deserved gold trophy, on each of the 48 tracks he completes.

Published on 11/13/2022
R.C. Pro-Am II is the sequel to R.C. Pro-Am by Rare. The biggest addition to the game is multiplayer, allowing up to four players to race against each other with the use of the NES Four Score accessory. Another difference is that instead of power-ups and weapons you can pick up on the track, you pick up money that can be used to purchase power-ups at a store in-between races. However, you can still collect rare letters that can spell out a word that can give you power-ups.
FatRatKnight and eien86 play the single player mode and complete all the tracks in first place, setting record times with the help of a brute-force bot to both find the fastest path and to manipulate the chance of getting the Letters so that power-ups can be collected as soon as possible. You can read the authors' notes for more details.
R.C. Pro-Am II

Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.8

Published on 5/15/2015
Rad is a slang term, short for radical. This movie shows what radical sports is when applied to car driving on NES.
Curiously, the game Rad Racer was made by Square, which is probably best known for its Final Fantasy game series. Quite a different game, this here...
If you decide to play this game, we recommend the Power Glove. It's so bad.

Downloadable encodes have the author's commentary as soft subtitles.

Watch a resync of this run being played back on a real console.

Published on 12/14/2022
Rally Bike is an arcade racing game that was originally released 1988. It later received ports to the NES and the Sharp X68000 in 1990. In the game, you race against multiple vehicles across cities, deserts, and ocean highways to the finish line. Unlike most racing games, you have a limited fuel supply. Crash at any moment and you lose a substantial amount of fuel. Run out of fuel and you lose the game.
In this run, adelikat drives at the maximum speed of 180 mph to beat a single loop of the game at record time, avoiding all obstacles except doing the bonus stage. Input for the last stage ends early to let the bike cruise to the finish line and get the minimum position required to win the game, 3rd place.
Rally Bike

Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.8

Published on 1/1/2013
Road fighter is racing game. Oddly enough, there are no explicit opponents, even if initially it may seem so.
In this run, mtvf1 destroys as many other vehicles as possbile, racking up quite an amount of destruction.
Watch this run being played back on a real console.

Published on 5/21/2016
The Adventures of Bayou Billy (1989) contains a trinity of genres: beat 'em up (like Streets of Rage), sniping (like part of Golgo 13), and car racing (like Rad Racer). In the game, "Bayou" Billy West fights his way through Louisiana en route to New Orleans in order to save his kidnapped girlfriend, the luscious Annabelle Lane.
The American version of this game is a lot more difficult than the Japanese one (Mad City), although this video makes it seem easy.

Published on 7/20/2022
Cyclo 8 is a bike platformer that's similar to the Trials series. It has a rudimentary physics engine where you control which way the bike flips as it moves. The goal is to get to the finish line as fast as you can, all while getting collectables along the way.
rythin opts to get to the finish line without getting all of the collectibles, setting record times in each track.
Cyclo 8

Emulator Replay:
libTAS 1.4.3

Published on 10/18/2010
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.
Chocobo Racing

Emulator Replay:
PCSX-rr 0.1.3

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 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.

There is also an alternate YouTube stream featuring audio commentary by the author which also features a detailed overlay.

Published on 10/1/2021
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 5/2/2022
Driver 2 (subtitled The Wheelman Is Back in North America and Back on the Streets in Europe) is an action driving game where you get to play a variety of scenarios involving driving, ranging from trailing witnesses to escaping from the police. A new feature in Driver 2 compared to Driver is the ability to step out of the car and commandeer other vehicles.
ThunderAxe31 plays the Survival mode on the Havana level and manages to create a 4:29 (in input time) long run that completely exhausts the stopwatch timer for the mode. This is done by tricking all of the police cars into driving off of the docks and into the water, making the player safe for as long as the PlayStation itself can run the game.
Driver 2

Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.7

Published on 6/21/2022
Driver 2 (subtitled The Wheelman Is Back in North America and Back on the Streets in Europe) is an action driving game where you get to play a variety of scenarios involving driving, ranging from trailing witnesses to escaping from the police. A new feature in Driver 2 compared to Driver is the ability to step out of the car and commandeer other vehicles.
ThunderAxe31 plays the Survival mode on the Chicago level and manages to create a 2:14 (in input time) long run that completely exhausts the stopwatch timer for the mode. This is done by exploiting a flaw in the map where there are zones where the police do not spawn at all, allowing the car to idle right next to a building without being harassed by the cops.
Driver 2

Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.8

Published on 12/1/2022
Hot Wheels: Extreme Racing is a 2001 racing game for the Sony Playstation, based on the popular race car toy series. Within each race, the vehicles have the ability to transform into different types of engines, either useful for land, water, air, or all-terrain.
Using the Rollcage vehicle, and maxed-out speed options, somyeol races though (or rather zips though) all possible cups in record time.

Published on 7/5/2022
Kart Challenge is a budget racing game for the PlayStation that was released only in Europe. Instead of something powerful like Formula One cars, go-karts are the vehicles of choice here as you drive through various tracks and closed off roads in the village.
In this run, hndfhng plays on the Professional difficulty, which turns off all of the driving assists, and sets record times on all known tracks. This run also serves as a playthrough, minus the qualification races as they are not necessary to beat the game.

Published on 2/1/2023
Motor Toon Grand Prix is the sequel to the title of the same name developed in-house by members part of Sony Computer Entertainment division who would later be known as Gran Turismo's Polyphony Digital.

Published on 1/22/2023
Sled Storm is a snowmobile racing video game published and developed by Electronic Arts. It gained critical acclaim due to its original concept of being one of the first snowmobile racing titles. It features snowmobiles (referred to as sleds), stunts and fourteen snow-covered courses consisting of slippery slopes, inclement weather and treacherous cliffs. Six racers were selectable from the outset and two more were unlockable, each of which had different snowmobile handling attributes.
somyeol and Gawrit show off a plethora of tricks and glitches in the game, which are detailed in the authors' comments. They make usage of in-game codes to unlock the Storm Sled and unlocking all of the Open Mountain tracks in order to do so.
Audio commentary by one of the authors can be found right here.

Published on 7/16/2022
Tank Racer is a racing game developed by Glass Ghost and published by Grolier Interactive in 1999. In this game, tanks are racing against each other on various tracks, going from a village to a theme park, for instance. There are various power-ups scattered along the track, allowing the racer to get a speed boost or shielding themselves from enemy attacks, for instance.
hndfhng goes through all three cups in record time.
Tank Racer

Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.8

Published on 4/29/2017
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 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.

Published on 12/31/2019
Enduro Racer is a BMX Arcade game that saw a port on the Sega Master System. Unlike the arcade version, the Master System port takes on an isometric view. In this game, the player takes control of a racer and has to avoid many obstacles, such as trees, rocks, lakes, and other players.
In this TAS, The8bitbeast defies the laws of gravity and manages to leave all of his opponents in the dust.
Enduro Racer

Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.3.2

Published on 2/24/2007
A high speed racing game featuring rodents from another (nearby) planet. Although the author doesn't classify the velocity potential of the motorcycle as a programming error in the game, the speed at which he rips through the courses may make you wonder.
A password is used to skip to the final round at Super Hard difficulty with fully upgraded Engine and Shot parts. We do not usually accept movies using passwords. Please read the rules to see our reasons.
This movie has an Atlas Map encode of the Sunset City track, which shows the standard encode overlaid on a zoomed out map.

Published on 4/23/2022
F-Zero is a futuristic racing video game developed by Nintendo EAD and published by Nintendo for the SNES in 1990.
The game is normally played by selecting one of three leagues, known as Knight, Queen, and King leagues. This TAS plays through all three leagues. Each race, aside from the final ones in each league, are finished after entering in 2nd place to skip the winning animation, because of this, there is an alternate encode provided that shows each race ending in 1st place, to achieve the fastest in game time.

A Twitch commentary stream, with nymx and Worsel, can be viewed via the following link:

Published on 3/25/2011
The objective of Lamborghini: American Challenge is to become the champion of illegal street racing. The player speeds through street traffic, while avoiding speed traps, and makes his way across the finish line first.
Instead, here laranja uses a glitch to gain thousands of dollars by losing a race. Then, he buys the best equipment, enabling him to drive very, very fast. Specifically, he is now able to complete the timed races that are required to beat the game. If you're looking for a run of a racing game that drives 310 MPH on icy roads, look no further—you have it right here!
In this version, the author makes an improvement of over 2 minutes by skipping more of the 2nd race.
Emulator Replay:
Snes9x 1.51 v7 svn147

Published on 6/17/2008
Super Mario Kart is the first in a popular series of games starring the Mario cast racing go-karts. This run aims to get record times in all tracks at 150cc difficulty. This is achieved mostly by jumping straight into walls, bottomless pits, and lava, among many other things. Mushrooms are also used frequently due to their mysteriously friction-free propulsion powers. A high amount of wall-bouncing is required.
This run is over a minute and a half faster than the previous published run, due to new exploits of the definition of a lap.

Published on 1/21/2013
The Flintstones: The Treasure of Sierra Madrock is a game in which you navigate a map that functions like a board game to complete platforming and racing levels. The point of this is to find the Treasure of Sierra Madrock, for whoever finds it will become the Great Poobah of the Water Buffalos.
In this run, the author, HHS, has Fred handle all of the action while attempting to minimize the length of Barney's useless turns. For more details, see the author's notes.

Published on 12/30/2018
Top Gear is a racing video game for the Super NES, published by Kemco and developed by Gremlin Graphics in 1992. The objective of the game is to become the fastest driver in the world by racing other drivers across several nations. The franchise is unrelated to the TV series of the same name.
jmosx36 completed every track in record time.
Top Gear

2 Players
Emulator Replay:
Snes9x 1.55

Published on 7/16/2010
Normally, Top Gear 2 involves racing through many gruelling tracks across sixteen countries, gradually upgrading one's vehicle until it can become competitive in the top tiers.
Here a password glitch is used to skip directly to the final country without entering the password itself. Dooty also uses a stock vehicle that's substantially slower than the competition it faces - conditions in which any human player would find it impossible to win. Yet this is no obstacle for perfect reflexes and a great deal of luck.

Published on 7/1/2021
Top Gear 2 has the player racing on 64 tracks divided among 16 countries, gradually upgrading one's vehicle until it can become competitive in the top tiers.
In this run, Technickle completes all of the tracks but uses strategic collisions into walls to skip various laps. This run represents an improvement of 04:00.34 minutes over the author's previous submission, achieved through more optimized gear switching and better driving.
We also have a run that starts at the last country with no upgrades and another run that completes the first game in the series.

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