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If Sonic the Hedgehog had a love affair with a golf ball, then the result would be Action Pachio. Giant evil robots have kidnapped Pachio's family and friends and now he must roll and jump his way through six different worlds in the solar system to save them all and defeat the ne'er-do-wells.
This is an improvement of 24.22 seconds over the previous movie, thanks to better overall optimisation.
Published on 12/3/2017

ActRaiser (1990) is a critically acclaimed SNES game which combines two major gameplay phases: a god simulator and an action platformer. You play the role of God "the Master", who awakens from his slumber only to find that the human civilization is completely wrecked, and hordes of demons are roaming free. The Master has three roles: to open new locations for humans to inhabit, to deal with the catastrophes happening there, which usually have something to do with grotesque monsters, as represented in side-scrolling action stages, and to help develop human civilization anew by controlling it during the overhead phases through a bow-wielding cupid who also repels mischievous demons, as presented in the form of an overhead simulation.
This is an improvement of 14:11.48 over the original run of this game from 2004.

Commentary from the authors is available as subtitles in the MKV and YouTube video, or through this script if watching in the emulator.
Published on 3/1/2011
Game:
ActRaiser

Genres:
Platform
Strategy
A/V files:
A/V file via Mirror
Emulator Version:
Snes9x

ActRaiser (1990) is a critically acclaimed SNES game which combines two major gameplay phases: a god simulator and an action platformer. You play the role of God "the Master", who awakens from his slumber only to find that the human civilization is completely wrecked, and hordes of demons are roaming free.
This run plays through the "Special Mode," which is a mode where the god simulators are removed and the levels become harder. The Japanese version is used for even higher difficulty.
If you enjoyed this movie, be sure to check out the run of the regular mode.
Published on 11/8/2011

The oft-forgotten sequel to the more popular Actraiser, Actraiser 2 once again sees The Master do battle against Tanzra and his minions. The culmination is The Master ramming down Tanzra's front door with an entire palace to give him a beating during his ice cold bath.
Clocking in at little over a minute and a half faster than the previous TAS, this run features since-then known improvements, new strats figured out during the making of this TAS and optimization here and there.
If you want to see other ActRaiser tool-assisted speedruns, there's one here and another one here.
Published on 9/6/2015

HERE COMES YOGI!!!!!
Adventures of Yogi Bear is a multi-platform game released by Cybersoft on October 1, 1994, in North America and later in Japan and Europe. It is a platform game in which the player controls Yogi Bear and must progress through five levels representing Yogi's home, Jellystone Park. Jellystone Park must not be turned into a chemical dumping zone; only Yogi can prevent that from happening.
You must navigate through various climate zones (including tundra, swamps, and grasslands) in order to retrieve the picnic baskets. You can also ride on mine carts and participate in surfing while using a beaver for a makeshift surfboard.
Published on 2/7/2018
Emulator Version:
bizhawk 1.12.0

The SNES version of Aladdin (1993) follows the plot of this Disney movie much more closely than its Genesis counterpart.
The core trick of this TAS is to abuse the parachute extensively to move faster than normal walking or jumping.
Thanks to numerous small improvements, the time has been lowered by 15.5 seconds compared to the author's previous attempt. We recommend reading his comments for more detail.
Published on 6/18/2008

The SNES version of Aladdin (1993) follows the plot of this Disney movie much more closely than its Genesis counterpart.
Unlike in the other movie of this game, Jasmine wasn't happy with just being rescued by Aladdin; she made him spend a little time picking up some jewelry for her on the way. This movie aims to complete the game with all the red gems collected, which takes a little more time, but adds quite a bit to the entertainment value of the run. The core trick of this TAS is to abuse the parachute extensively to move faster than normal walking or jumping.
Published on 1/2/2009

The SNES version of Aladdin (1993) follows the plot of this Disney movie much more closely than its Genesis counterpart.
Contrary to this movie, jaysmad doesn't use the cape at all here, making some parts a bit trickier.
Published on 4/22/2017
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 1.11.3

Alien 3 for the SNES is a game loosely based on the movie of the same name. The game consists of six stages, and in each, you are given a series of missions to complete that include rescuing prisoners; repairing pipes, fuses, and junction boxes; welding doors shut; and destroying alien eggs, as well as the mother alien. Once you have accomplished all missions in a stage, you move on to the next stage where you will receive new mission objectives. Missions are outlined via a terminal, and a series of blueprints help you navigate your way through the complex.
nymx completes the game in record time.
Published on 3/20/2021
Game:
Alien 3

Genres:
Action
Emulator Version:
lsnes

An American Tail: Fievel Runs Right Goes West is a game about Fievel Mouskewitz and his family attempting to move to the right Wild West. In order to make their travels easier they board a train, but Fievel gets left behind trying to run after it. Now whether it's rocks, cacti, or bad guys he must overcome each obstacle in his pursuit of running right.
Published on 12/17/2016

The Animaniacs are a cartoon comedy trio, known for old school Warner Brothers style comedy mixed with some scathing political commentary.
This platformer of their namesake captures their personality well, with some comical and colorful animations. The author adds in his own techniques of walking on air and creating small scenes within the game while playing, especially during boss fights.
This game has a built in roulette, which is manipulated to always give the best result, especially invincibility when needed for tougher bosses.
Published on 6/23/2009
Game:
Animaniacs

Genres:
Platform
A/V files:
A/V file via Mirror
Emulator Version:
Snes9x

A small quick-footed anthropomorphic mammal and his best pal race to the right to recover all of the special gems and save the world from a boss with a mysteriously foreign sounding name.
Sonic the Hedgehog? No, Ardy Lightfoot.
Abusing the game's awkward hit detection and pulling off normally suicidal strategies that require frame perfect precision, the author blitzes through this cinematic and visually appealing game.
Published on 8/3/2009
Game:
Ardy Lightfoot

Genres:
Platform
A/V files:
A/V file via Mirror
Emulator Version:
Snes9x

Astérix & Obélix is a platform game where one player can choose to control either Astérix or Obélix or two players can play simultaneously. The mission of the two Gauls is to acquire artifacts from all across Europe.
The game, like the comics by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo, is set in around 50 BC. It includes sports levels like a rugby match and the Olympic Games in Greece. Codes are used to save the player's progress.
Newcomer gordonX completes the game as both Astérix and Obélix in record time.
Published on 6/3/2017

A spinoff of the Compati Hero Series, this side game lets you play dodgeball with all the characters from that.
This run by londonb415 utilizes extensive password glitches to warp to the credits in under a minute.

A second YouTube stream is available with an informative overlay that the author used while creating the run.
Published on 3/19/2016
Game:
Battle Dodge Ball

Genres:
Sport
Emulator Version:
lsnes rr2-β 23

Battletoads & Double Dragon ... with no Battletoads! The author uses Billy & Jimmy, some glitches, and some good old fashioned luck manipulation to plow through this game in record time.
Published on 9/25/2009

The evil genius, Silas Volkmire, and his sidekick, the Dark Queen, have kidnapped the daughter of a well-renowned scientist and Zitz, one of the Battletoads. Now the remaining 'Toads, Rash and Pimple, must rescue the two captives and stop the deadly duo from fulfilling their plans to control the world.
In this movie the toads seem to recall that they are Ninja Turtles rivals. Whenever they snatch a minute, they master their martial arts techniques, not caring that it's not ninjutsu and just straight brutality.
The author, Dooty, improves the previous movie by 00:48.35 seconds thanks to better manipulation and some new tricks.
Published on 10/22/2012

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 2/24/2007

Bobby's World is a platformer for the SNES inspired by the TV show of the same name.
The author exploits a throwing glitch, and manages to complete the game in just over 10 minutes.
Published on 5/20/2010
A/V files:
A/V file via Mirror
Emulator Version:
Snes9x

You control Varik, who fell down into the ruins when Alexis chased him down and accidentally blew a hole in the ground. Now it's up to you to get Varik back out, with no shortage of monsters along the way. You're not alone - There are many others who have also fallen, and are willing to sell items that may help you.
The game is in a top-down view, monsters move about in real time, and the game certainly has RPG elements in that you level up from defeating these monsters. You have three stats that increase separately from level, gaining strength by physically attacking, knowledge by hitting with attack spells, and magic endurance by being hit with magic. The controls are difficult to figure out, with one aspect being the same button that brings up your shield will also attack if you're standing in front of a monster, but once you figure it out, it's not that bad. To reach the end, you travel through over 40 zones, each bearing their various challenges with monsters or traps, and the occasional puzzle.

The movie file and downloadable encodes have subtitles with author's commentary.
Published on 5/2/2015
Game:
Brandish

Genres:
RPG
Emulator Version:
lsnes delta18 epsilon2

You control Varik (Ares in the Japanese version, which this TAS is on), who fell down into the ruins when Alexis chased him down and accidentally blew a hole in the ground. Now it's up to you to get Varik (Ares) back out, with no shortage of monsters along the way. You're not alone - There are many others who have also fallen, and are willing to sell items that may help you.
The game is in a top-down view, monsters move about in real time, and the game certainly has RPG elements in that you level up from defeating these monsters. You have three stats that increase separately from level, gaining strength by physically attacking, knowledge by hitting with attack spells, and magic endurance by being hit with magic. The controls are difficult to figure out, with one aspect being the same button that brings up your shield will also attack if you're standing in front of a monster, but once you figure it out, it's not that bad. To reach the end, you travel through over 40 zones, each bearing their various challenges with monsters or traps, and the occasional puzzle.
Osse101 beats a normally lengthy game in just 11 minutes and 12.19 seconds, thanks to various glitches that are only possible on the Japanese version. Please read the submission comments for more details. We also have a run on the English version that does not contain these glitches.
Published on 3/24/2018

Breath of Fire was Capcom's first traditional RPG. It follows a boy named Ryu, one of the last surviving members of an ancient race with the ability to transform into mighty dragons, as he searches the world for his sister. Along the way, Ryu meets other warriors who share his quest and comes into conflict with the Dark Dragon Clan, a militaristic empire who seeks to take over the world by reviving a mad goddess.
Using a whole lot of planning and luck manipulation, janus completes this long game in just under four and a quarter hours.
Published on 12/23/2010

In this epic RPG, you have to fight an evil religion that tries to take over the world. This TAS does that a little over 13 minutes faster than the previous run by using a few new glitches. Even then, it's still one of the longest published movies on the site. Set aside an afternoon.
Published on 10/23/2020

Bubsy is on a hunt to get back his yarn, which the Woolies stole.
Bubsy can run very fast, but unfortunately he almost never gets a chance to, because there are obstacles everywhere. Unlike most bobcats, Bubsy can die by touching anything remotely dangerous, like eggs or water. Also unlike regular bobcats, he can glide through the air, has a t-shirt with an exclamation mark, and a smile you'll just be dying to wipe off his face.
This new movie by Acmlm is almost a minute and a half faster than the previous movie
Published on 7/23/2010

This game, based on the movie of the same name, itself based on the stand-up comedy of the same name, has won first place on several worst game of all time lists.
EZGames69 improves the previous movie by 2 minutes and 0.75 seconds, thanks to much better optimisation.
Published on 4/8/2021
Game:
Bébé's Kids

Genres:
Fighting
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.5.1

The kingdom of Bizyland is in trouble when the evil ruler of the neighboring land, Lasyland, uses a magic mirror to swap kingdoms and kidnap the princess. It's up to the king's chosen warriors to reverse the spell cast by the mirror and save the princess.
Cacoma Knight in Bizyland is a Super NES video game created by Datam Polystar. It is a hybrid of action and puzzle elements. Each level is a single screen. The first image that the player sees is a landscape, for example, a forest or a town. The image will then fade into a "corrupt" version of the landscape, for example, the trees become rotten and buildings become ruined. Each screen has a "Qualify" target that shows how much of the screen must be cleared before the game continues to the next level. The player can then use the Magical Chalk to section off an area of the landscape, using either the borders of existing cleared sections or the borders of the screen. When a full shape is completed with no holes in its borders, the smaller of the two sections created is "purified" and returned to the original state shown at the beginning of the level.
In this run, Meerkov beats the predecessor movie made by WarHippy by 02:20.24 minutes. Lots of time is saved from cutscenes, load time, and lag. Also, nearly every level is improved thanks to a number of tactical changes. Finally, thee levels are skipped in the Japanese version of the game that is used here, while the obsoleted run used the USA version.
Published on 3/31/2018
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 1.12.01

Castlevania: Dracula X (1995), released in Japan as Akumajō Dracula XX, is actually a toned-down remake of a PC Engine title known as Rondo of Blood (1993). It stars Richter Belmont, supposedly a son of Juste Belmont from Harmony of Dissonance, on a mission to save Annette (said to be his girlfriend) and Maria Renard (a young vampire huntress said to be his girlfriend's sister), along with a number of their fellow villagers, from imprisonment by Dracula (said to be the villain) and his minions.
Unfortunately, in this SNES port Richter isn't too much of a fast walker - unlike his father and the later Belmont clan descendants - so his fastest way of moving is constant backflipping (so don't be surprised by the author's choice of traveling method).
This movie is a 00:11.48 second improvement to the previous version by pirate_sephiroth.
Published on 12/12/2011

Chester Cheetah: Too Cool to Fool is a 1992 video game that starred Cheetos mascot Chester Cheetah, and was only released in North America.
The game is composed of simple side-scrolling platform levels. On each level there is a hidden "scooter" part. Chester can dash and stun various enemies by jumping on their heads.
Author dekutony beats the game in record time.
We also have a run of the game's sequel.
Published on 6/10/2018

While Chrono Trigger (1995) usually takes days to complete, Crono decided he'd rather not have to sit through all the unnecessary stuff, like long cutscenes, unskippable boss fights and key plot events, so he did it in three minutes instead.
The 18-minute improvement comes from utilizing mid-frame resets which were recently implemented in lsnes.
Reading the authors' comments is a requirement if you want so much as a clue to what's going on.
Published on 5/25/2012

From the opposite side of the usual formula of breaking a game to reach the credits as fast as possible, Saturn finishes Chrono Trigger in a single pass while trying to get as much done as possible without glitching the game out and spending too much time grinding. Consequently this video actually looks like an otherwise normal playthrough by an extremely skilled player.
This run aims for maximal completion within reasonable constraints that don't sacrifice entertainment too much. This includes:
  • All forms of Spekkio except the highest level (Pink Nu) are defeated
  • All Tabs (stat upgrade items) that do not respawn are collected
  • All characters' Techs are learned
  • All the sidequests mentioned by Gaspar are completed (to the point he no longer mentions them)
  • At least 1 of every equipable item is collected
It isn't technically possible to do everything possible in Chrono Trigger without New Game+ and resetting a few times, but this run aims to get most of it done.
Some very heavy experience grinding occurs between 2:16:45 and 2:26:18. Viewers may wish to skip through this segment of the video.
Published on 3/16/2013

Chrono Trigger is one of the most dearly loved games from the SNES library. In it, you play as Crono and set off on a journey through time to save the world from the villainous Lavos.
The game can be ripped apart in a matter of minutes through advanced save corruption techniques, but in this movie the author forgoes this exploit in order to play through more of the game, and does so in barely more than half the time of the last run in the same category. Don't expect this run-through to follow a coherent narrative any time soon, though — it still skips quite a lot of content.
Published on 5/11/2014

In this port of the famous strategy game to the SNES, watch as the AI opponents all miraculously begin close to the player, an army is pulled effectively out of thin air, and settlers prove their worth as vicious assailants. The game ends in an astonishingly short time of fourteen turns.
Published on 6/11/2010

Classic Kong Complete is a homebrew remake of Donkey Kong with updated graphics and sound. Unlike the NES port, Classic Kong includes all four levels from the original arcade game.
TheRealThingy and BrunoVisnadi improve the previous run by 2.20 seconds, mostly thanks to a shortcut at 75m.
Published on 10/29/2016
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.11.7

In Claymates, Clayton's father has developed a formula that can manipulate clay into animals. After he refuses to give the formula to a witch doctor, the witch takes off with the formula and Clayton's father and turns Clayton into a lump of clay. Despite his sorry condition, Clayton vows to save his father and embarks on a journey to defeat the witch.
Most of the gameplay consists of bouncing around the stages and transforming into different animals using bits of formula scattered throughout the level. Special abilities are also available that can change Clayton into animals that can take out enemies easier. Between stages, there is a mini-game where robots can be used to clear obstacles.
In this run, quietkane uses strategies such as taking damage and limiting the number of gems collected to save time on the end-level gem tally screen in order to finish this game as fast as possible.
Published on 12/16/2012
Game:
Claymates

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
Snes9x 1.43 v17

Clock Tower is a survival horror point-and-click game in which Jennifer Simpson attempts to uncover the secrets of the Barrows mansion where she and her fellow orphans have been trapped. Jennifer must avoid traps, monsters, and a scissor-wielding psychopath as she explores the strange mansion.
But in this movie, Jennifer decides to leave her friends and escape alone by busting through the mansion's walls in a car. This 00:03.03 second improvement to the previous movie uses a menu glitch to reduce screen scroll lag. Skipping the Anne pool cutscene and escaping in the car also glitches the ending sequence, causing the credits to display instead of the Ending H cutscene.
We also have a run that gets the best ending.
Published on 8/29/2017
Game:
Clock Tower

Genres:
Adventure
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.1.1

Clock Tower is a survival horror point-and-click game in which Jennifer Simpson attempts to uncover the secrets of the Barrows mansion where she and her fellow orphans have been trapped. Jennifer must avoid traps, monsters, and a scissor-wielding psychopath as she explores the strange mansion.
This movie takes advantage of several small tricks and glitches to achieve the best ending, Ending S, in under 12 minutes. Among them are an inventory glitch, which allows skipping through dialogue, and a select glitch, which allows Jennifer to run through the psychopath by clicking an object on the screen. Several new glitches this time around also contribute to a 00:33.05 second improvement over ruadath's previous run.
We also have a run that beats the game as fast as possible.
Published on 9/26/2017
Game:
Clock Tower

Genres:
Adventure
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.1.1

The game of Clue has been attempted many times here at TASVideos. After years of research and planning, it's finally been honed down to a tidy 00:26.50 seconds. Whodunit? You'll have to watch to find out.
Published on 4/6/2012

Congo's Caper is a platform game developed and published by Data East and is the sequel to Joe & Mac.
Congo and his girl Congette were two monkeys happily living in the jungle when a magic ruby fell out of the sky and turned both of them into half-humans. The ruby also set free a demon-kid who promptly kidnapped Congette. Now it's up to the newly evolved Congo to hurry through the jungle and rescue her.
The author, Dooty, utilized a number of tricks and glitches to accomplish this goal quickly. For more information, see the author's comments.
Published on 1/23/2013
Game:
Congo's Caper

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
BizHawk-1.3.0

One of the best (and best known) shooters of the 16-bit era, Contra III: The Alien Wars forgoes any semblance of plot devices in favor of good old fashioned shooting and platforming with some tough as nails bosses, especially in this, the hardest mode.
Apparently not happy with an already amazing movie, Cpadolf felt the need to go on yet another black op, optimizing his distortions of space and time on the way to a 173 frame improvement.
This movie uses a 'warping' glitch to complete the game. There is also the 2-player version, which does not.

Note: There is also a lossless encode available in the discussion thread.
Published on 6/14/2009

Trying to strike a compromise with peace activists, the guy who destroys the world bare-chested has been ordered to stop an alien invasion while taking as few lives as possible. As such, this run completes Contra III: The Alien Wars while only destroying enemies and obstacles if they prevent advancement. This requires much more careful dodging than the other run that avoids the warp glitch does.
Our hero takes the dodging one step further by adding the limitation that he cannot shoot enemy projectiles. However, frustrated by the lack of carnage and by the political pressure, our hero lets off steam sometimes by shooting the scenery and doing entertaining dances and poses.
This run improves the previous publication by 00:25.41 seconds.
Published on 8/12/2013

The guy who has infinite supply of ammo and destroys worlds bare-chested is back again! And this time he has a shirt and a friend with him.
This very colorful movie by Mr_K and EZGames69 plays through the game with both characters at the same time (which is far from trivial to do), and 26.28 seconds faster than the previous run, thanks to better optimisation.
For a movie that completes the game even faster using a warping glitch, see this run.
Published on 12/26/2020

Cooly Skunk is a prototype of Punky Skunk, from its earlier development for the Super Famicom. It was thought to be lost to history until a copy of a Satellaview demo was discovered at a used game store in 2020. It turned out to be not only a demo but a full build of the game, with many levels complete but unreachable.
This TAS plays a minor ROM hack that makes all of the levels playable, along with the final boss and end credits. This is similar to the hack used for Cheetahmen II to create its all-levels movie. These early versions of the levels are often simpler in design than their PlayStation equivalents, with many unique themes and graphics that didn't make it into the final game.
Ferret Warlord utilizes the occasional jump glitch and wall zip to beat the game in a brisk 21 minutes.
Published on 12/20/2020

There was once a prosperous kingdom, a peaceful kingdom, ruled by a wise old king, where all peopled lived happily together, protected by the power of a magical crystal. But one day, several dark clouds appeared over the kingdom and poured down a devastating rain. And then one of the clouds turned into a demon, and, reaching its hands to the treasure room in the palace, took the crystal away. The demon lord, still in a form of a menacing dark cloud, started spawning monsters and sending them to attack the now helpless kingdom. The king called to the heavens for help. Eight magical weapons fell on the ground, and eight warriors rose to protect their country. Your task now is to cleanse the land of the monsters and to defeat the evil demon lord.
Crystal Beans from Dungeon Explorer is an action RPG based on fighting and dungeon crawling, developed by Birthday and published by Hudson, which was released in Japan in 1995.

Note: The author provided a video commentary for this TAS.
Published on 12/15/2018
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.3

Cyborg 009 is based on the manga and anime of the same name, which began a long time ago. There are eight characters that you can use, but one of them is set and you can only choose two others for each mission.
The run uses 008 (Pyunma) and 005 (Geronimo) most of the time. 008 can jump forward quickly and swim in water, while 005 does heavy damage to bosses. Various power-ups are collected to level-up 009 (Joe) due to an event near the end of the game.
The run uses the easiest difficulty due to the final boss taking less time to beat.
If you play this game, it is recommended to level-up 009 first, and a lot.
Published on 11/7/2009
Game:
Cyborg 009

Genres:
Platform
A/V files:
A/V file via Mirror
Emulator Version:
Snes9x 1.43 v16

Daffy Duck is at it again. In this game, he plays Duck Dodgers, a futuristic space "hero" who sets out to stop an invasion force by Marvin the Martian.
In this run, Gunty uses this game's interesting recoil and jet pack physics to fly through each of the stages at a very fast pace.
If you want to see Duck Dodgers defeat Marvin in no time flat, see our run of the SGB version.
Published on 2/18/2007
A/V files:
A/V file via Mirror
Emulator Version:
Snes9x 1.43

In Daze Before Christmas, you're Santa. According to the game's advent calender, you have 24 areas to explore such as factories, workshops, caves, and more. Each area is filled with nasty enemies like penguins, jack-in-the-boxes, helicopters, snowmen, and many others. Furthermore, after every five areas, Santa has to come face-to-face with not only The Evil Snowman, The Timekeeper, and Louse the Mouse, but also Mr. Weather.
The game itself was scheduled for an American release; however, Sunsoft of America filed for bankruptcy before that.
BrunoValads completes the game in record time.
Published on 1/21/2021

Demon's Crest is the third installment of the Gargoyle's Quest series. The player controls Firebrand, who is scouring the Demon Realm for elemental Crests, which preside over different elements (Fire, Earth, Air, Water, Time, and Heaven). When collected, these crests allow Firebrand to transform his shape at will and gain powerful new abilities and defenses.
Demon's Crest is notorious for some very difficult bosses. In this run, the author abuses boss weaknesses to the extreme by carefully switching Gargoyle forms as necessary. In addition, heavy luck manipulation was used during several encounters to make the otherwise troublesome boss fights look easier than a play through of Barney's Hide and Seek.
This is an improvement of 00:17.45 over Brookman's previous movie.
Published on 12/5/2015

Demon's Crest is the third installment of the Gargoyle's Quest series. The player controls Firebrand, who is scouring the Demon Realm for elemental Crests, which preside over different elements (Fire, Earth, Air, Water, Time, and Heaven). When collected, these crests allow Firebrand to transform his shape at will and gain powerful new abilities and defenses.
Demon's Crest is notorious for some very difficult bosses. In this run, the author abuses boss weaknesses to the extreme by carefully switching Gargoyle forms as necessary. In addition, heavy luck manipulation was used during several encounters to make the otherwise troublesome boss fights look easier than a play through of Barney's Hide and Seek.
This run completes the game as fast as possible with minimal item collection. For those who want to see all items and levels completed, we also have a 100% run of the game.
Published on 3/18/2016

DinoCity is a platform video game developed and published by Irem Corporation for the SNES. The game centers on Timmy and his friend Jamie, two young children who are accidentally transported to a world resembling prehistoric Earth populated by anthropomorphic dinosaurs. While a device which will allow them to return home exists in this environment, a critical component has been stolen by Mr. Big, leader of a gang of Neanderthals known as The Rockeys, leaving the player to guide Timmy or Jamie to his castle to retrieve it. They are assisted by Rex, a Tyrannosaurus, and Tops, a Protoceratops, each with their own playstyles.
Using various tricks and glitches, Challenger manages to beat the game in record time. Please read the author's comments for more information on the tricks and glitches used.
Published on 7/25/2016
Game:
DinoCity

Genres:
Action
Platform
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.11.4

A rather decent platformer based off of a rather decent cartoon show from the 90s.
Bonkers is a cartoon bobcat on his first case alone, and must retrieve the Toontown treasure of the Sorcerer's Hat (from Fantasia), the Mermaid's Voice (The Little Mermaid), and the Magic Lamp (Aladdin).
This run is a 21.07 second improvement over the predecessor movie.
Published on 4/20/2019
Game:
Disney's Bonkers

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.3.1

Huey, Dewey, and Louie Duck enter a magical book and get captured by King Pete. Now Mickey Mouse and their uncle Donald Duck have to save them. The heroes gain access to different outfits, as in previous games in the series, but the effect of each outfit is different between the two characters. The SNES version of this game was released only in Japan; a GBA port later saw a more widespread release.
KusogeMan controls both Mickey and Donald in this run but sometimes sacrifices one or the other for speed. The characters switch among the outfits often in order to optimize movement and defeat enemies quickly.

Note: The emulator used to create this run has some errors during screen transitions, such as the Capcom logo at the beginning.
Published on 3/15/2019

Like the other video game adaptations of the 1967 Disney animated film The Jungle Book, the SNES version is a side-scrolling platformer starring Mowgli, the young boy raised by wolves in the jungle. Running, jumping, climbing, and swinging on vines, he must make his way through 11 levels. These include the jungle by day and by night, a village high in the trees, a waterfall, ape King Louie's realm and the fire-charred wasteland.
In this improvement of 1 minute and 43 seconds, Newpants87 executed a warp in Stage 4, and other improvements have been done. Read the author's comments for more details.
There are also runs published on the Genesis version and the NES version of this game.
Published on 7/28/2015
Emulator Version:
Snes9x 1.51 v6

Toy Story is a side-scrolling platform game developed by Travellers Tales and published by Disney Interactive Studios in 1995 for the Sega Genesis, Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo Game Boy, and Microsoft Windows. It is based on the film of the same name, and follows the same plot. The game features innovative graphics for its time, including a level inspired by games like Doom and Wolfenstein.
EZGames69 beats the game in record time.
If you want to see the Genesis version of this game, click here.

Note: this run has been commentated on by the author, you can watch the commentary on YouTube or Twitch.
Published on 4/14/2018
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.2.2

Donald Duck no Mahou no Boushi (which roughly translates to "Donald Duck in the Magic Cap"), is a Japan only side scrolling platformer published by Epoch Co. and released in 1995. While window shopping, Daisy Duck spots a very nice hat that she would love to have, but costs $300. Donald decides to take up some jobs to earn money to purchase the hat.
Skarsnik completes the game in record time.
Published on 6/27/2021
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.5.2

This run of Donkey Kong Country aims for 101% completion.
The author of this run discovered several new time-saving techniques. Some of them are small enough to go unnoticed, and others are jawdroppingly huge. The total improvement over the previous run is a tremendous 6 minutes 6.93 seconds this time around.
The in-game time of this run is about 33 minutes 10 seconds. For a detailed analysis of new techniques as well as comments about individual levels, read the author's comments.
If you desire more rolling primates, we recommend watching the any% movie.

The author, Tompa, also provided audio commentary of his TAS along with Pichi, which is available right here.
Published on 6/6/2017

Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong are on a quest to retrieve the former's banana horde from the Kremlings. But with less hurry than usual.
In this run, Tompa completes the game while avoiding the Y button that allows characters to run and to roll. Game mechanics such as grabbing a rope and getting shot out of a barrel are used to boost character speeds. See the author's comments for details.

Note: 5 presses of the Y button are required in one boss fight in order to pick up and throw barrels.
Published on 5/8/2019

Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong are on a quest to retrieve the former's banana horde from the Kremlings. They are doing it as quickly as possible, without bothering to enter all the bonus rooms.
This run is 00:25.39 seconds faster than the previous submission, mostly due to new routes using glitches in the levels Jungle Hijinx and Platform Perils. To understand what is going on in more detail, we suggest reading the submission notes.
If you desire more rolling primates, we recommend watching the 101% completion movie. We also have a walkathon that completes the game at a more leisurely pace.
Published on 3/3/2020

Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong are on a quest to retrieve the former's banana horde from the Kremlings. They are doing it as quickly as possible, without bothering to enter all the bonus rooms.
Except this time, they've found a way to get the banana horde back without leaving the comfort of their own home. By using an ACE setup to inject code that triggers the ending cut-scene with Cranky Kong, they get the horde back in just over a minute. Please read the author's comments for more details.
Published on 5/24/2021

Donkey Kong's been kidnapped and old Cranky Kong insists that Diddy collect a bunch of coins that say "DK" on them. These goals are compatible enough that Diddy and Dixie decide to get a little bit sidetracked on their rescue plan.
This movie improves on its predecessor by 00:45.28 seconds, primarily by using a debug code to get 75 Kremkoins early, allowing for a faster route through the game. Reading the authors' comments is recommended.
For more primate action, check out the any% run.
Published on 5/5/2012

This is the any% TAS of Donkey Kong Country 2. It aims for overall fastest completion and doesn't give a flying banana about bonus rooms. Warp barrels are used whenever possible, meaning a large part of almost every stage in the first two worlds is skipped.
This is an improvement of 01:33.43 over the previous movie. As usual, longer loading times in a more accurate emulator take away some of the gross improvement time. If only comparing the length of the levels, the total improvement would be 01:39.05. See the author's notes for a more detailed breakdown.
For more primate action, we recommend watching the 102% completion movie.
Published on 11/15/2016

Donkey Kong Country 2: Unveiled is a rom hack of Donkey Kong Country 2 created by emptysys. It features various designed levels that increase the difficulty of the original game by adding new quirks, completely changing the experience of the original game.
chillex_drsado, SBDWolf & Snodeca beat the game in record time.
Published on 6/7/2021

Donkey and Diddy Kong appear to have been kidnapped, so now it's up to that daring damsel of adventure, Dixie Kong, to find the missing monkeys. But this is no solo expedition; her cousin, the titanic toddler Kiddy Kong, is here to help her kick some Kremlin butts.
This is the first entry of the 105% category of this game. By using a password to remove the 'DK' barrels, the game officially enters hard mode, and the maximum percent completion is obtained. For more Kong action, you can also view the pure speedrun that doesn't collect all items.
Published on 12/21/2010

Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! is an adventure platform video game developed by Rare and published by Nintendo for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. It is the third installment of the Donkey Kong Country series and serves as a direct sequel to Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest.
In this movie, Doomsday31415 improves the previous record set by Dooty by 02:02.50 minutes thanks to new tricks and better optimization.
For more primate action, we recommend watching the 105% completion movie.
Published on 6/23/2019

DoReMi Fantasy is ostensibly the Japan-only sequel to Milon's Secret Castle, though in practice it turns out to be a very different game, just a plain platformer with no big puzzle elements. Milon has set out to travel through seven different worlds to bring music back to the world (courtesy of his hometown's forest) and rescue his friend from the clutches of an evil wizard (who, conveniently, is also responsible for causing the music to disappear).
This run is faster than its predecessor by 01:26.26.
Published on 5/7/2013
Emulator Version:
Snes9x rerecording 1.43 v17

The first of the two "interactive fighters" for SNES based on the famous manga series Dragon Ball. "Totsugeki Hen" tells the story of the hero, Son Goku, following the first volume of the manga. The boy Son Goku meets a mysterious girl named Bulma, and she sends him on a mission to obtain the magical Dragon Balls. Naturally, Bulma is not the only one needing those Balls, so that the young hero will soon have to face and defeat some bad guys, including his first true rival Piccolo.
Published on 1/6/2013

Dragon Ball Z: Super Saiya Densetsu (ドラゴンボールZ 超サイヤ伝説) is a role playing video game and the first Dragon Ball game for the Super Famicom. It was released only in Japan on January 25, 1992.
Super Saiya Densetsu is a remake combining two earlier Famicom games of the Gokuden series: Dragon Ball Z: Kyoushuu! Saiya Jin and Dragon Ball Z II: Gekishin Freeza!!, but without the movie characters and anime filler elements that were featured in them.
The game follows the rough outline of the Vegeta, Namek, and Frieza Sagas, with various add-ons and edits to make the story fit within the RPG guidelines, such as the inclusion of multi-colored Saibamen and re-colors of Frieza's henchmen and the Ginyu Force members as common enemies.
Published on 5/18/2018

This is the fifth game of the series originally known as Dragon Warrior in the US; it remained untranslated until a port to the DS was released in 2008, where it received the name Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride. It tracks the life of our hero, the son of Papas, over a large span of time from his adventurous childhood through tragic adolescence and a joyful marriage as he and his family fight to defeat evil.
You may be interested in watching earlier games in the series.

As the game text is in Japanese, the encodes feature translation in the form of subtitles courtesy of the author. A YouTube stream featuring more detailed information and commentary, also by the author, can be found here.
Published on 2/4/2012

Dragon View is a side-scrolling role-playing video game released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in November 1994. Released in Japan as Super Drakkhen and otherwise known as Drakkhen II, it is meant to be a prequel to Drakkhen although it bears little resemblance to its predecessor. It uses the same pseudo-3D overworld system for which the series is most famous. Other features of Dragon View are its side-view action role-playing game (RPG) hybrid gameplay (used when exploring more detailed areas such as towns and dungeons), its well-translated first person storyline, and its emphasis on player-driven undirected exploration.
In this run, Khaz makes the game realize how boring it really is, and has it jump straight to the credits roughly halfway through the intended story. A side effect of this particular glitch is the cutscene after the credits getting glitched out and having the main character walk in place, forever.
More information on how this was achieved can be found in the submission notes.
Published on 10/3/2014

In Dragon's Lair, you take control of Dirk the Daring in his quest to save Princess Daphne from Singe the dragon. After the release of the 1983 arcade game of the same name, which played like an interactive movie, this game was released on many different platforms with radically different game play. We also have a run of the NES port here.
In this run, the author, tall, awkwardly jumps into action and completes the game in a little more than 9 minutes. He performs many tricks to do this, a notable one being damage boosting which allows him to skip large sections of a few levels. For more information, please see the author's notes.
Published on 5/21/2011

Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story is a action/fighting game in which you play Bruce Lee, the infamous martial arts master.
As you go through the different levels, the game follows the format of the 1993 Universal movie of the same name, but is not identical to it.
As Bruce Lee, you can perform a wide variety of high-flying martial arts moves, roundhouse kicks, flying kicks, flying chops and throws. Defeat a multitude of new opponents and build up your Chi in order to gain special abilities and weapons.
Published on 3/25/2014
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 1.6.0

In E.V.O. you play as a creature who evolves by eating his opponents. Just like real life!
We recommend reading the author's notes. They are rather voluminous and contain a great deal of good information.

The author's commentary is available as soft-subs in all of the encodes for this movie. A Lua subtitle script is also available in this run's forum thread with the same commentary from the author.
Published on 10/26/2009

EarthBound, also known as Mother 2, is a great RPG, designed by Shigesato Itoi in 1994-1995. It is best described as "random", but in a good way. The game has a great emphasis on humor; indeed, many things in the game are almost caricatured, from subplots to characters. It also has a versatile soundtrack.
Pirohiko improved the previous TAS by almost 5 minutes by resetting at precisely the right time to corrupt the SRAM and skip most of the game, including the credits.

The second YouTube encode includes a scrolling input display.
Published on 10/17/2013

EarthBound is a great RPG, designed by Shigesato Itoi in 1994-1995, and is also known by the name Mother 2.
It is best described as "random", in a good way. The game has a great emphasis on a humor, and indeed many things in the game are almost caricatured, from subplots to characters. It also has a versatile soundtrack.
Although this being a speedrun (tool-assisted at that), most of the plot of the game is intact, making this movie very entertaining to watch even as a TAS.
Details about the improvements and decisions in this movie can be read in the submission text.
This improves the predecessor movie by 15:57.61 minutes.
Published on 8/23/2018

EarthBound is a great RPG, designed by Shigesato Itoi in 1994-1995, and is also known by the name Mother 2.
It is best described as "random", in a good way. The game has a great emphasis on a humor, and indeed many things in the game are almost caricatured, from subplots to characters. It also has a versatile soundtrack.
In contrast to the in-bounds run of this game, this run skips most of the plot. There are several major collision detection bugs, including one showing that the Skip Sandwich is a fitting name for the item in ways the developers never intended. The author is able to move around the game's areas freely, completing the bare minimum number of tasks needed to keep the final battle from locking up.
illayaya improves the previous movie by a minute and 20 seconds, thanks to a new route and better optimisation. Please read the author's comments for more details.
Published on 12/24/2020

Eek! The Cat is a game based on the old cartoon series of the same name. Your goal is to kick and shove an NPC to the exit of each level while avoiding enemies and obstacles, and all to the tune of some sweet music.
This game was originally planned to be released as Sleepwalker, this is why it's so dark (it happens at night) and has this specific gameplay of pushing the sleepwalking people to where they belong.
This is an improvement of 434 frames over the previous movie by WarHippy.
Kumbayah!
Published on 6/14/2016

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 with through one of three leagues, known as Knight, Queen, and King leagues. This TAS features the first league. We also have a Queen League run.

The author provided a video commentary that was streamed on Twitch.
Published on 7/25/2017
Game:
F-Zero

Genres:
Racing
Emulator Version:
lsnes rr2-b23

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 the second league. We also have a Knight League run.

The author provided a video commentary that was streamed on Twitch.
Published on 9/12/2017
Game:
F-Zero

Genres:
Racing
Emulator Version:
lsnes rr2-b23

Family Dog is a game based on the series of the same name. You play as the titular dog through three levels, the home, the dog pound and the forest whilst avoiding various hazards.
EZGames69 completes the three stages in record time.
Published on 4/12/2021
Game:
Family Dog

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
lsnes-rrtest-1613424691

Family Feud (1993) follows the premise of the American TV show of the same name. Two families are pitted against each other in a contest aimed at guessing the results of a public survey. In the first two rounds, the first family member to press a button and give a concise answer that happens to be on the survey earns points. After that, this family can continue guessing answers on the survey, with control switching to the other family on incorrect guesses. After two rounds, the family with fewer points is disqualified, and the last round allows two members of the remaining family to list several of the existing survey answers in a very short time period.
Heisanevilgenius's family, The As, ignores all that and goes with elaborate and utter nonsense instead… only to find the host accepting their answers as correct. The other family, The Halls, doesn't even get the chance to insert a word, proving the racial prejudice of the host. Watch the game and see for yourself.
If you liked how this movie abuses a text recognition system, also see the trouble that TAS tools bring to a drawing recognition system.
Note: Some answers contain coarse language.
Published on 1/26/2009
Game:
Family Feud

Genres:
Gameshow
Tags:
Playaround
Emulator Version:
Snes9x

Final Fantasy IV (renamed to Final Fantasy II in North-American publication) was a revolution to the RPG genre. It was the first to introduce the active battle system, among many other redeeming qualities.
This movie plays through the game in a mere 2 hours, 53 minutes and 14 seconds. It aims for real time, but has a secondary goal of lowest in-game time when that does not incur an expense in real time. The in-game completion time is 1:59:28.
The author also included many easter eggs, or surprise occurrences, throughout the movie. These have been detailed in the author's comments. We recommend reading the comments regarding this movie.
Note: This movie resets the game console a few times, first saving the game and then loading it, so to watch it on an emulator, you will need an emulator that supports recording the console resets.
This movie was made with the original English-language version. The downloadable encodes were encoded with the Action Replay code 0495DCFF, which keeps the music volume from decreasing while the game is paused. This greatly reduces the annoyance factor of constant pausing during battles, which is done to save time.
Published on 7/26/2008

Final Fantasy IV, renamed to Final Fantasy II in North America, was a role-playing game that revolutionized the genre. It was the first Final Fantasy title to introduce the Active Time Battle system and one of the first RPGs to feature a complex, involving plot.
In this TAS, pirohiko blazes through the game in under two hours using a host of tricks, glitches, and battle strategies. We recommend reading the author's comments for more information on the route used.

A second YouTube stream is available with an informative overlay that the author used while creating the run.
Published on 2/28/2014

Final Fantasy Mystic Quest is a short RPG game that is very different from the Final Fantasy games that came before and after it.
This is the third TAS movie of this game, now 8 minutes faster than the previous run by the same author.
We recommend reading the author's comments for information about this run.
Published on 11/1/2006

Final Fantasy V is probably the least known of the Final Fantasy series on the SNES, because it was never published in the USA (PS1 port and GBA remake aside).
This movie plays through the game in under three and a half hours. We recommend reading the author’s comments regarding this movie to understand the manipulation used.
Note: Because this game was never released in the USA (aside from the PS1 port and the GBA remake) and our rules regarding fan translations are a bit strict, all text in this movie is in Japanese.
Published on 7/8/2015

Final Fantasy V is probably the least known of the Final Fantasy series on the SNES, because it was never published in the USA (PS1 port and GBA remake aside).
pirohiko improves the previous game end glitch TAS by 3 minutes and 14.16 seconds, thanks to a new route leading to arbitrary code execution. Please read the author's comments for more details.
Published on 9/29/2019

Watch as two Final Fantasy games, V and VI (VI is also III in North-American publication), are beaten with one controller's input. Since FFVI takes longer to beat than FFV, the FFV run also beats a few optional bosses which are not fought in the single-game run of FFV. The two games finish at the same time.
Since FFV is only available in Japanese, FFVI is also played with the Japanese version. The (J) version of FFVI also has an equipment glitch which is not present in the (U) version. Otherwise, this run of FFVI is quite similar to our single-game FFVI movie.
For more details, we suggest you read the submission comments.
Note: The encodes are stacked horizontally, even though the screenshot is stacked vertically.
Published on 6/25/2010

Final Fantasy VI (renamed to Final Fantasy III in North-American publication) is arguably the most famous RPG on the SNES console.
This movie plays through the game in little over 4 hours by the means of advanced analysis of the game engine, and the abuse of certain game errors/features that give the ability to one-hit-knock-out even the strongest enemies ― most prominently (but not only) the Joker Doom lore from Setzer’s slot machine.
A glitch involving Relm’s sketch ability was not used in this run. That glitch cannot be performed on this version of the ROM. There is another run using this glitch on the 1.0 version of the ROM.
The boss battles, including the last boss, might be somewhat anticlimactic in this movie due to the unusual attack technique, but besides being a very nice timeattack/TAS record, the movie is a nice trip down the memory lane for those who have played this game, and a graphically and especially musically pleasing experience for even those who haven't. This movie was made with the English-language version.
We recommend reading the author’s comments regarding this movie.
Published on 6/11/2006

Final Fantasy VI (renamed to Final Fantasy III in North-American publication) is arguably the most famous RPG on the SNES console.
This run by Keylie, eddie, pirohiko and Kadmony improves on the previous movie by 08:21.29.
For more details, we recommend reading the authors' detailed comments.

The second YouTube stream cuts almost all the game overs out, only leaving the first and the last one.
Downloadable encodes have the authors' commentary as soft subtitles.
Published on 4/29/2017

The Skull Cross Gang is wreaking havoc in Metro City, and it's up to Guy to restore order. This is an improvement of 1:12.82 over the previous TAS by Diman, largely due to better use of combos and manipulation of enemies.
Just like the previous run, Sotel6 uses sledgehammers to kill enemies, bringing new meaning to the phrase "tool-assisted speedrun". (Groan.)
Published on 11/5/2011

Firestriker is an overhead view action video game that was released on December 17, 1993 in Japan and on October 1994 in North America for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.
You are a knight charged to save the four kingdoms of the world, except normal weapons are ineffective against the monsters. Instead, you must use your sword to strike a glowing orb called the Trialight like a pinball around the screen. The Trialight is used to destroy enemies and obstacles as you make your way through dungeons.
Published on 6/4/2019

Released for the Super Famicom in 1996, Front Mission Series: Gun Hazard is the second installment of the Front Mission series. Unlike the numbered titles in the series, which are isometric tactical RPGs, Gun Hazard is a side-scrolling shooter which takes place in a completely separate universe. The game was never given an offical English release, but there is a high quality fan translation made by Aeon Genesis.
Published on 7/23/2016

This popular Japanese series features a character who fights with a smoking pipe and giant killer robots. For some reason, it's not terribly popular elsewhere.
The author thoroughly abuses the 2-player option to glide through the game with ease. This movie contains some of the most accurate robot boxing currently available.
Published on 10/13/2008

Gekisou Sentai Car Ranger is a Power Rangers game released only in Japan. It uses the Sufami Turbo loader add-on for the SNES, making it even more obscure.
The game itself is rather short for a platformer. Only the yellow and red rangers are used due to their unique character advantages which allow them to complete the game faster than the other rangers. Not only does this run get the worst ending, the game even explicitly says so after a scene where the Earth explodes.
Bad End
Published on 1/6/2012

Gekisou Sentai Car Ranger is a Power Rangers game released only in Japan. It uses the Sufami Turbo loader add-on for the SNES, making it even more obscure.
The game itself is rather short for a platformer. Only the yellow and red rangers are used due to their unique character advantages which allow them to complete the game faster than the other rangers. Unlike its predecessor, this run gets good ending by getting the minimum 250 parts necessary to form Racing Fusion RV Robo and defeat a transformed President Gynamo before he blows up the Earth. This results in the movie length being increased by 00:46.27 seconds. See the author's notes for more details.
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Published on 3/27/2012

Goof Troop (1993) is a cheerful puzzle game based on Disney show of the same name. The gameplay is somewhat similar to NES Legend of Zelda with its maze-like map filled with one-screen rooms, except this time the emphasis on puzzles is stronger, and you can play in co-op.
In this movie the authors control two characters (Goofy and Max) simultaneously. This allows for a good deal of team work as one character can go get an item while the other heads for the exit. When there is no multi-tasking to do, the authors do a good job performing antics with one or both of the characters.
This is a nearly 4 minute improvement over Frenom's previous movie. Improvements come from new tricks, better teamwork, luck manipulation and optimized movements.
This movie has a full Atlas Map encode, which shows the standard encode overlaid on a zoomed out map.
Published on 1/9/2008
A/V files:
A/V file via Mirror
Emulator Version:
Snes9x

As you might know, Konami realised they went a little overboard with the difficulty of the arcade version of Gradius III, so the SNES port got noticeably easier (and laggier). However, it still remains one of the hardest and most unforgiving shoot 'em ups released in its era.
This is Cpadolf's take at the shmupping carnage, resulting in a significant improvement in both speed and style over the previous movie by Krocketneo. In total, 2 minutes 53 seconds are saved thanks to lag reduction and faster boss fights. The author also kills a greater percentage of enemies (still not fully 100%, though — read the comments for more details).
The game is completed in Arcade mode (still a far cry from the actual arcade game), which is accessed by tapping A on the main menu screen. It is strongly recommended to read the congratulatory text appearing after the end credits. ;)
Published on 5/26/2008

It's a quiet day at the Mikami Ghost Sweeping Company until a mysterious package arrives. It seems the kindly old storekeeper Yakuchin found a magic statue and figured it would best be kept in Mikami's hands. Of course, where there's magic, there's wealth (or something like that), so Reiko sets out to find the seven gems needed to complete the statue.
GS Mikami: Joreishi wa Nice Body is a side scrolling platform game based on the Ghost Sweeper Mikami manga and anime. The player controls Reiko who can fight off ghosts and monsters with her enchanted baton. The baton can be powered up to shoot lighting or icicles at an angle, but its power is lost if Reiko is hit. Reiko can only hold up to three special weapons, either a scroll that sucks enemies into it, or a gem that freezes time. Each case in the game is either one or two platforming levels long followed by a boss fight.
Published on 7/30/2014
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.6.1

Hagane: The Final Conflict is a 1994 action-platform video game developed by CAProduction and published by Red Entertainment and Hudson for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. The player takes on the role of a ninja cyborg named Hagane on his path to take revenge on an opposing ninja faction. The game combines traditional Japanese ninja and samurai aesthetics with a futuristic setting. The player has a wide variety of weapons, moves, and attacks at their disposal to defeat enemies and progress through the game.
In this run, Sniq beats the previous movie from Tiger- and Heisanevilgenius by 00:57.02 seconds. Record time was achieved through better general optimization, new boss fighting techniques, and some minor tricks.
Published on 8/11/2018
Game:
Hagane

Genres:
Action
Platform
Emulator Version:
lsnes-rr2-beta23

Hagane: The Final Conflict is a 1994 action-platform video game developed by CAProduction and published by Red Entertainment and Hudson for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. The player takes on the role of a ninja cyborg named Hagane on his path to take revenge on an opposing ninja faction. The game combines traditional Japanese ninja and samurai aesthetics with a futuristic setting. The player has a wide variety of weapons, moves, and attacks at their disposal to defeat enemies and progress through the game.
In this run, Sniq uses a hidden warp room found in 2-2 that would normally be accessed using a NTSC-J exclusive config menu code, but instead through the use of screen clipping to access the game's final level.
Published on 8/25/2021
Game:
Hagane

Genres:
Action
Platform
Emulator Version:
lsnes RR2-B24

Hook, based on a movie of the same name, is a somewhat slow platformer game about small boys in tights killing pirates. Awesome!
The movie has just enough action to make it entertaining. Thankfully, there are many parts in the game where the player is forced to fly using fairy dust. The flying breaks up the normal pace of the game nicely.
This is a 45 second improvement over the previous movie. The author left detailed comments on the various improvements.
Published on 5/23/2007
Game:
Hook

Genres:
Action
Platform
Emulator Version:
Snes9x 1.43

A fairly straightforward adventure RPG game played in very fast pace. Lots of events are squeezed into a movie of just 2 hours.
Note: This movie is three minutes longer than the previous one, because this plays the secret "Gem Mansion" which the previous version did not. Nevertheless, it is much more optimized than the previous version.
Published on 5/17/2007
Game:
Illusion of Gaia

Genres:
Action
RPG
Emulator Version:
Snes9x

Illusion of Gaia is set in a historical fantasy-based Earth and as such it contains real-world sites and puzzles.
SmashManiac has no time for taking in the landmarks and puzzles and instead jumps straight to the end of the game by abusing a save glitch.
Published on 10/25/2021
Game:
Illusion of Gaia

Genres:
Action
RPG
Emulator Version:
lsnes rr2-β23 with SGB Core

Inspector Gadget is a cartoon series featuring a bumbling cyborg, his clever niece Penny and her super intelligent dog Brain. Despite his many useful abilities like helicoptering and a hand that comes out of his head, the Inspector must constantly rely upon Penny and Brain to defeat his arch-nemesis Dr. Claw week after week. However, in this game he must save Penny from several kidnappings without such aid. In another major departure from the television series, Dr. Claw's face is shown briefly.
The author abuses Inpector Gadget's gadgets to do things clearly not intended by the game designers. Whether floating through stages or grappling with his head-hand, large sections are skipped and bosses dispatched expeditiously.
This is an improvement of 00:16.60 seconds over the previous run by the same author due to general optimisation and more effort to reduce lag.
Published on 6/5/2011
Game:
Inspector Gadget

Genres:
Platform
A/V files:
A/V file via Mirror
Emulator Version:
Snes9x

When watching sports, you're usually prepared for the unexpected. But what happens when it verges into the outright impossible?
In this superplay, watch in awe as a team is forced to score on its own goal ("OH NO! OWN GOAL!?"), the scoreboard mysteriously records extra goals that were never scored (and even rolls backwards at one point), and the very laws of physics themselves seem to get completely broken.
Published on 1/5/2010

James Bond Jr. is the SNES adaptation of the TV show of the same name.
The world’s greatest scientists have mysteriously disappeared! Intelligence reports indicate that James Bond Junior's old enemy, SCUM Lord, has imprisoned them on his island fortress in the Caribbean. Without hesitation, Junior heads out on four dangerous missions to save the scientists and thwart SCUM Lord’s plans!
The author, laranja, completes this game in 18:44.68. For more information, see his notes.
We also have a run of the NES version.
Published on 1/19/2013

This sequel puts you back into the roles of the cavemen, Joe and Mac. This time, a caveman named Gork has stolen the crown belonging to the Chief of Kali Village, and it's up to you to retrieve it by using the 7 Rainbow Stones you will collect on your journey.
Along the way, you will fight dinosaurs, cavemen, and other prehistoric enemies as your travel through the jungle, or through the ice and snow, or even through a volcanic wasteland. Along the way, you can pick up upgrades for your club, or pick up projectiles from eating certain health-recovery items. In some levels, you'll ride in a stone cart, trying to hope over gaps and avoid enemies as you try to reach the end.
The sequel to the first Joe & Mac adds several new features to the predecessor's formula. You can now collect coins in the levels to purchase items from Tiki Village, such as meat to recover your health, or even remodel your hut back at your home village. The game also uses a password system to track your progress. The game also shifts to an overhead map so you can wander to whichever level you wish, and return to completed levels to earn more money or power-ups.
Published on 7/8/2016

Judge Dredd is a platform action game based on the British comic book character of the same name and the 1995 movie that tarnished that name. The game was a multi system release so it fits the standard console jump/shoot/duck formula although it does add some unique twists such as wounding enemies so that they surrender and can be arrested.
The initial levels follow the plot of the movie with futuristic lawman Judge Dredd framed and sent to the Aspen penal colony from which he must escape and prove his innocence. Following the fight at the top of the Statue of Liberty that ended the film, the game continues on with levels and characters inspired by the comic book culminating with a battle against the Dark Judges on Deadworld.
In this run, Archanfel improves upon the previous publication by 03:36.61 minutes thanks to some new glitches and changes to the route.
Published on 4/25/2017
Game:
Judge Dredd

Genres:
Action
Platform
Emulator Version:
snes9x-1.51-rerecording-v7-win32

The comic-book superhero team of the Justice League consists of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman, and Green Arrow. They must defeat the evil Darkseid and his henchmen, Despero and Cheetah. But before they can reach Darkseid, the members of the Justice League must battle each other. You can follow this storyline in Story Mode, or if you prefer to just hold exhibition fights you can choose Battle Mode which allows you to use the villian characters as well.
Published on 7/30/2016

Kaizo Mario (友人マリオ Yūjin Mario) is a Nicovideo phenomenon born from a person's desire to make his friend play his super-hard Mario hack and post the results on Nicovideo. By chance, this hack made its fame on Youtube when a team of Let's Play gamers obtained the hack and recorded a video of them playing it. The most well-known YouTube video in this series is the first part of ProtonJonSA's attempt of Special Stage 2 and his subsequent nervous breakdown.
Kaizo Mario World 3 (友人マリオ3 Yūjin Mario 3) is the third installment of the Kaizo Mario series. In addition to the video's popularity, the hack is well-done in comparison to the previous two.
Themes that are common to Kaizo hacks:
  • Extremely rigid windows of opportunity, with missed opportunities resulting in death.
  • Set-ups that demand the highest caliber of Super Mario World physics abuse.
  • Set-ups that require stunts that are tantamount to glitches.
  • Traps that cannot be foreseen without knowing that they exist, including but not limited to invisible blocks and being killed after apparently clearing a level.
In this run, ISM and Mister break the game completely with glitches, just as in the 96-exit TAS of Super Mario World. Said glitches involve making things appear out of nowhere, glitching through walls, and carrying Yoshi through to the next level, something not intended by the maker of this hack.
Published on 2/16/2013

This is a game based on the completely "unique" concept of an evil boss trying to take over/destroy/do whatever with the world, and despite the Earth being filled with about 7 billion occupants, you are the only one who can stop it.
At first glance it may seem odd that, although the game is two player, only one player is used, and that's Player 2. Player 2 was chosen because her aerial attack gives an enormous speed boost. It is also one of the few attacks in video games that operates on frame precision, so smashing out a 30Hz rapid-fire on the controller will lay the beatdown pretty quickly.
That, combined with the fact that half the enemies in this game are of the standard "walk around and shoot" variety, allow the heroine to zip through the game with total reckless abandon. Few games allow a TASer to do that, so this is a rare opportunity indeed.
The game is eerily similar to Mega Man 7 and Mega Man X. It even has pick-throwing miners.
This is a 24 second improvement over the previous movie by the use of some new tricks. These are explained in the author's comments.
Published on 4/5/2008

Why, when I was your age, I had to take several buses to get to school, and carry a sword with me to fight off those evil creatures that attacked me on my way. You kids have it so easy...
This is an anime style platformer starring an American girl named Jo who has gone to Japan to attend a summer kendo school. In order to get to class on time, she has to fight off a barrage of monsters along the way.
The author, Ferret Warlord, slashes his way through this game in a little over 10 minutes.
Published on 7/3/2006
Game:
Kendo Rage

Genres:
Platform
A/V files:
A/V file via Mirror
Emulator Version:
Snes9x 1.43

Kid Klown in Crazy Chase (キッドクラウンのクレイジーチェイス) is a platform video game developed and published by Kemco for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. It was released in North America in September 1994, Japan on October 21, 1994 and in Europe in 1995.
The game features the Kid Klown, the player character who is tasked with rescuing the Princess Honey from the villain Black Jack. Players view gameplay from an isometric perspective as Kid Klown pursues a lit fuse in order to stop it from reaching a spade bomb.
Published on 1/13/2018

Killer Instinct is a classic fighting game ported to the SNES from an arcade machine. It features an advanced combo system, rich pre-rendered graphics and nicely arranged music. However, the latter two were somewhat toned down in this version compared to the original.
In this movie, Spinal takes down his enemies by slicing them up, hitting them with their own abilities, and (gasp!) making them dance to music!
Published on 1/15/2007

Kirby Super Star is a consolidation of eight Kirby games in one. Since most of the games must be completed to reach the credits, this movie is fairly long.
The author, nitsuja, controls both players when applicable rather than letting the CPU operate the helper.
For those interested, the obsoleted movie uses only one controller. This accounts for the large time difference between the two movies.
Published on 4/6/2005

Kirby Super Star is normally a fairly long game split into a bunch of minigames, as the following run at TASVideos shows. However, in the Japanese version of the game, a glitch can be exploited on ladders that allows the player to basically take over the game's inner workings.
This run first goes to The Great Cave Offensive, since it has the first ladder that can be reached from a clean save. For many more technical details, read the author's submission comments.
Published on 6/3/2014

Kirby's Avalanche is a tetris based game where you go through Dreamland, fighting various opponents from the Kirby games. Your goal is to become the Avalanche champion.
Published on 9/4/2009
Game:
Kirby's Avalanche

Genres:
Puzzle
A/V files:
A/V file via Mirror
Emulator Version:
Snes9x

Kirby is a spherical character, so naturally it makes sense that he should be whacked around like a golf ball. A ball that can absorb the powers of enemies and use them to his advantage, of course!
This run aims for best score, then fastest time. A lot of hole-in-ones are scored, even at great time expense.
Note that there is a second series of courses which are similar to the original set. These are played as well for sport, before attacking the final boss and winning.
This run is 01:52.25 minute faster than snc's previous TAS. There's no improvement in the number of hole-in-ones, but his secondary goal is done significantly faster!
Published on 10/5/2010

Kirby's Dream Land 3 is the fifth platformer video game starring Kirby. Specifically, it is the third game under the Kirby's Dream Land name. Although the first two games were largely unrelated, Dream Land 3 features many returning characters from Dream Land 2. Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards serves as the sequel to this game.
After the events of Kirby's Dream Land 2, Kirby and Gooey are on a fishing trip, when all of a sudden, Dark Matter appears and shatters the planet's rings. He then proceeds to possess various Dream-Landers, including King Dedede. Kirby and Gooey team up with Rick, Coo, and Kine, as well as new characters Pitch, ChuChu, and Nago, in order to stop Dark Matter.
WaddleDX collects all the Heart Stars, fights the true final boss, and achieves the best ending in record time.

Note: There is also an alternate YouTube stream featuring Japanese commentary by the author.
Published on 8/6/2018

This Japan-only remake of Kirby Star Stacker for the Game Boy contains a story mode, which is blazed through here in record time.
Published on 2/17/2011
A/V files:
A/V file via Mirror
Emulator Version:
Snes9x

This game is about two characters, Chiaki and her reluctant demon servant Zenki. They have saved the world from the forces of darkness before, but apparently once is never enough. Chiaki has a vision of five cloaked figures and knows that only she and Zenki can stop them. They set off at once to track down the demon leaders.
Watch as Dooty rushes through this game in just over 13 minutes using many of Zenki's flashy attacks. Along the way, some stone monuments need to be destroyed in order to proceed. For more details, see the author's comments.
Note: The author plays in Normal mode since Hard mode is not available until you've already beaten the game once. Also, Normal mode reduces the amount of enemies on screen, so it has less lag than Hard mode.
Published on 1/20/2011

Krusty's Fun House is a video game based on the cartoon series The Simpsons. It was developed by Fox Williams for the British software house Audiogenic, and released in 1992 for the Amiga, NES, IBM PC, Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear, Game Boy, Super NES and Sega Mega Drive/Genesis. The 16-bit versions on the Super NES and the Mega Drive/Genesis were entitled Krusty's Super Fun House.
The player directs small rats to an extermination area through complicated maze-like levels. The player controls Krusty the Clown, who must create a path for the rats to follow and guide them towards an extermination device.
This is an improvement of 03:16.4 minutes over the previous publication.

Note: This run has been commentated on by the author and some RTA runners, you can watch it here.
Published on 1/15/2019

Lagoon is a low-tempo adventure game much like Zelda.
It is up to Nasir, Hero of Light, to save Lakeland from Zerah. Zerah is attempting to release the Evil Sprit and pollute all the water. This game is difficult due to the length of Nasir's sword.
We recommend reading the author's comments.
Published on 1/25/2005
Game:
Lagoon

Genres:
Action
RPG
A/V files:
A/V file via Mirror
Emulator Version:
Snes9x 1.43

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.
Published on 3/25/2011
A/V files:
A/V file via Mirror
Emulator Version:
Snes9x

Lemmings! This is a SNES translation of the well known and popular game.
This TAS, played by Lord Tom, completes the game's Mayhem and Sunsoft levels. We recommend reading the author's level-by-level comments which explain some of the strategies used in the levels.
The category "takes damage to save time" was flagged because some of the lemmings were sacrificed for overall best completion time (in some levels, it is even necessary).
Published on 2/1/2009

Lester the Unlikely is a game about a typical teenager named Lester. After falling asleep nearby a cargo crate, he is accidentally loaded by a ship that then gets hijacked by pirates. Jumping ship with nothing more than a life jacket, Lester must find his way home.
Swordless Link completes this game in a little under 16 minutes using various tricks. For more information, see his notes.
Published on 1/22/2013
Emulator Version:
Snes9x

Lethal Enforcers is an arcade shooting game developed by Konami. You take control of an officer named Don Marshell, an elite cop who has to fight a major criminal organization that has taken the city of Chicago hostage.
The game features digitized sprites of real people, and came with a light gun called the justifier, which was similar to the NES’s zapper. This lead to controversy as it depicts the idea of shooting real people, and was one of many games brought up in the 1993 violence in video games US Senate hearing.
Watch as Lobsterzelda uses lightning fast reflexes to shoot the bad guys and save the city, all while saving 2 minutes and 18.36 seconds from the previous movie after accounting for emulation differences.
Published on 3/28/2021
Game:
Lethal Enforcers

Genres:
Shooter
Emulator Version:
BizHawk V. 2.6.1

Lethal Weapon for the SNES is one of many licensed titles made by Ocean Software. It's a Shooter/Platformer that constantly tests the player's endurance with swarms of enemies and puzzles. For each mission you can choose the appropriate character. Walking around - jumping and swimming - kicking or shooting the opponents you have to stop the crimes in your beloved L.A.
This game may not be too speedy in real-time play, but Cooljay makes it look pretty fast and smooth, with the help of some nice glitches. The music and graphics are also rather enjoyable.
Published on 9/21/2012

May is an apprentice mage at Magic School and must pass the final exam.
A puzzle game seen from a top-down perspective. The goal of each level is to open the exit by pushing a magic stone on a designated spot. May can also push objects one tile ahead without moving herself. This is often used to get the stone over water that she can't cross herself. May's other ability is to create magic bubbles. She can create bubbles in three different sizes. Bubbles will pop after a certain amount of time, depending on their size. If they pop while next to the stone or another bubble, the stone or bubble will be moved one space. Since May can create several bubbles simultaneously, it is possible, and often necessary, to create chain reactions to maneuver the stone into the desired position.
BrunoVisnadi improves the previous run by 7 minutes and 44.08 seconds, thanks to new and improved strategies in many stages.
Published on 5/21/2017
Game:
Little Magic

Genres:
Puzzle
Emulator Version:
lsnes rr2-β23

Lucky Luke for SNES is based on a comic book series popular in Europe. The eponymous cowboy has to arrest four of the Dalton brothers – Averell, William, Jack, and Joe. On his mission, he makes his way through various locations shooting bad guys and collecting useful items. In each area, he must complete an objective such as freeing a Bank Director or collecting the necessary number of items in order to progress. There are also some autoscrolling sections where he chases after one of the Dalton brothers or hurries to avoid certain death.
In this run, TASeditor runs, jumps, and climbs through the game, completing it in under 25 minutes.
Published on 11/7/2013
Game:
Lucky Luke

Genres:
Platform
Shooter
Emulator Version:
lsnes-rr1-delta18

Lufia 2 is an adventure RPG prequel to Lufia 1. In this installment, Maxim and his cohorts set out to take down the evil Sinistrals.
The game sports a large amount of puzzles, yet a shockingly low amount of battles. Using RNG manipulation, this movie illustrates how to avoid many unimportant skirmishes so as to cut down on wasted time. This manipulation is also used to get more favorable item drops throughout the whole run.
Note that the (U) version of this ROM contains some graphical glitches. You can read more about these in the submission text.
Published on 2/7/2007

Lufia 2 is an adventure RPG prequel to Lufia 1. In this installment, Maxim and his cohorts set out to take down the evil Sinistrals.
Normally, the game sports a large amount of puzzles, yet a shockingly low amount of battles. In this movie, however, Genisto uses 2 newly found glitches, explained in the submission text, which let anyone finish the game without even leaving the first room, improving the previous movie by almost 2 minutes.
Published on 7/13/2015

Mickey Mouse is on an adventure to save Pluto with a bunch of suits with various powers.
This movie is a 610 frame improvement of the previous movie.
Published on 7/17/2021

Abel's daughter has been kidnapped by his former friend, Bayer. Bayer has sold his soul to the devil, and sacrificed Abel's wife, in an attempt to resurrect the King of Demons. With no other choice, Abel vows to save his daughter, no matter what the cost - even if it is his own humanity...
Majyuuou is a side-scrolling platformer for the Super Nintendo, taking influences from Castlevania and Contra. You play as Abel, intent on rescuing his daughter from the depths of Hell. As you defeat certain bosses, they will drop large, color changing gems. Pick up the gem, and you'll transform into either a red Harpy, a blue Dragon, or a green Lizard, depending on what color it is when you pick it up. Each demon type has its own special attacks.
This run aims for the game's True Ending, which requires unlocking and using the Black form in Stage 6. To unlock the Black form, you need to use a unique form for every stage before Stage 6. Any combination of Red, Green and Blue will do, as long as you use all three of them.
Published on 8/24/2016
Game:
Majyuuou

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.11.5

Marvel Super Heroes: War of the Gems is a platform game featuring Spider-Man, Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk, and Wolverine. In it, you must collect Infinity Gems (Also known as Soul Gems), which possess special powers, before they fall into the wrong hands. Luckily, you can equip the ones you have to help you find the ones you don't. This game should not be confused with an arcade fighting game with a similar name.
The player, Dooty, primarily uses Iron Man to boost through the game in less than 19 minutes. He does this with careful planning, clever boss strategies, and a whole lot of gems. Never once in this run does he take damage. For more information, please see the author's notes.
Published on 5/15/2011
A/V files:
A/V file via Mirror
Emulator Version:
Snes9x

Math Blaster Episode 1: In Search of Spot is an edutainment video game released for the Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis, and PC. The game involves solving math puzzles through various minigames, which include shooting trash with numbers on them, flying through caves, and entering a ship from the bottom, all in an effort for the main protagonist to save his partner Spot.
qflame "blasts" all the math problems in record time.
Published on 8/15/2021
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.2.1

Maui Mallard in Cold Shadow (1996) was among the later games released on SNES, which had its positive impact on production values. As a result, the game sports remarkable design and animation quality.
In addition to that, it stars Donald Duck in the role of Maui Mallard, a detective with an alter ego of a blindfolded ninja called Cold Shadow, on the task of retrieving the lost Shabum Shabum idol on a remote tropical island. And no, the plot doesn't get more sensible from that point on.
The author, funnyhair, improves on the previous run by nearly two minutes by optimizing movement and boss fights, among other things. For more details, as always, please see the author's notes.
Published on 7/22/2011

Rockman & Forte (ロックマン&フォルテ), known as Mega Man & Bass in the western world, used to be the last game chronologically released for the original Rockman/Megaman series, until Rockman & Forte Mirai kara no Chōsensha (ロックマン&フォルテ 未来からの挑戦者) was released on the WonderSwan handheld system.
This game bears a striking resemblance to Mega Man 8, not only in style, but in excessive graphic detail. Similarly to Mega Man X4, the player has the option to choose one of two characters to play through. In this run, Rockman is chosen.
This run is 00:41.65 seconds faster than the previous run, demonstrating that this game is even glitchier than it originally appeared.
There are two more Rockman & Forte runs to watch on this site; featuring completion of the game with Forte as fast as possible and collection of all CDs with Rockman.
Published on 2/19/2011

Rockman & Forte (ロックマン&フォルテ), known as Mega Man & Bass in the western world, used to be the last game chronologically released for the original Rockman/Megaman series, until Rockman & Forte Mirai kara no Chōsensha (ロックマン&フォルテ 未来からの挑戦者) was released on the WonderSwan handheld system.
This game bears a striking resemblance to Mega Man 8, not only in style, but in excessive graphic detail. Similarly to Mega Man X4, the player has the option to choose one of two characters to play through. In this run, Forte is chosen.
sparky takes the game apart with some glitches that allow Forte to zip around in walls. This run is 00:59.83 seconds faster than the previous run, mostly due to new glitches. Read the author's comments for more details.
There are two more Rockman & Forte runs to watch on this site; featuring completion of the game with Rockman as fast as possible and collection of all CDs with him.
Published on 2/23/2011

Rockman & Forte (ロックマン&フォルテ), known as Mega Man & Bass in the western world, used to be the last game in the original Rockman/Mega Man series, until Rockman & Forte Mirai kara no Chōsensha (ロックマン&フォルテ 未来からの挑戦者) was released for the WonderSwan.
This time around, Dr. Wily has his own creation turned against him, allowing the player to use Mega Man or a bad guy!
However, in this run, the players only use Mega Man and collect each and every CD in the game, which shouldn't be possible using only one character. Then again, many things happen in this movie that weren't intended to be possible.
This run is a collaboration between sparky, the current author of the other branches for this game, parrot14green, the author of the previous "100 CDs" run, and woabcfl, the author of the Rockman no Constancy runs. It improves the previous movie by 01:40.97. You can read the authors' comments for more details.
There are two more Rockman & Forte runs to watch on this site; featuring completion of the game with Rockman and Forte as fast as possible, without worrying about CD collection.
Published on 11/23/2011

Here we see Mega Man destroy Dr. Wily's army yet again, only this time on the SNES. You would think poor old Wily would learn from his past 6 mistakes, however this isn't so.
This version plays on the Japanese version, Rockman 7. This change affects times outside of the player's control, but is still counted towards the movie's length.
Unlike our other run for this game, this run collects all of Mega Man's upgrades. Part of this involves running into Protoman in two stages before fighting him for his shield. For more details, see the run's comments.
Published on 5/25/2010
Game:
Mega Man 7

Genres:
Action
Platform
A/V files:
A/V file via Mirror
Emulator Version:
Snes9x 1.43 v17

Once again, it's up to Mega Man to destroy Dr. Wily's latest army of Robot Masters, only this time on the SNES. You would think poor old Wily would learn from his past six mistakes, however this isn't so. On the up-side, we get another superb TAS of this famous series.
This is an improvement of approximately 30 seconds of in-game time thanks to some new glitches, including using the Rush Coil to wall climb and abusing Noise Crush to instantly kill some bosses.
This version plays on the North American version of Mega Man 7 whereas the previous movie plays on the Japanese version. This change affects times outside of the player's control but which still get counted towards the movie's length, making this movie appear longer than the previous movie.
There is also a 100% TAS of this game.
Published on 6/20/2010
Game:
Mega Man 7

Genres:
Action
Platform
A/V files:
A/V file via Mirror
Emulator Version:
Snes9x 1.43 v17

Since moving to the SNES 16-bit land, Mega Man has taken the secret identity X, but everyone knows it's still him because he's the only blue robot who shoots three pellets at a time at other robots, steals their weapons, and zips through walls.
FractalFusion plays this game a bit differently than usual. He abuses a failed password in order to obtain all weapons before the intro stage; this also causes all 8 Mavericks to be flagged as beaten, so the run proceeds directly to the Sigma stages after the intro stage.
Because the failed password does not include X's armor upgrades and the Maverick stages are never entered, the dash boots (normally impossible to avoid) are never collected, meaning that Mega Man X spends the entire run walking through the stages; this provides more opportunities for entertainment than usual. For more information, read the author's comments.
Published on 6/12/2012

Since moving to the SNES 16-bit land, Mega Man has taken the secret identity X, but everyone knows it's still him because he's the only blue robot who shoots three pellets at a time at other robots and steals their weapons.
Thanks to a newly discovered trick (namely turnaround kicks) along with further optimisations, nrg_zam cuts off 4.46 seconds over the previously published TAS. For more details on turnaround kicks, read the author's comments.
For extra curiosity, there is a page "Mega Man X Tricks" that explains some of the tricks that are and/or can be used in the X series games.
If you want to see more of the blue-clad hero, we recommend watching the 100% completion run.
Published on 6/7/2016

Originally thought to be an April Fools joke, it turns out that Capcom really did hide a one-hit-kills weapon in Mega Man X. That platform in Armored Armadillo's stage always did seem a little strange. Unlike the later games, collecting the Hadoken is much more time consuming.
Hetfield managed to improve the previous run by 6.5 seconds, thanks to better lag reduction and overall better optimisation. Please read the author's comments for more details.
If you want to see more of the blue-clad hero, we recommend watching the any% run.
Published on 8/15/2016

In the latest in silly ideas turned into inspirations for our ever-dedicated TASers, this movie takes one controller and wires it into three SNES emulators at once; the same input is used to play 3 games simultaneously with one controller. There are also animations constructed with spare controllers during this movie.
This movie beats the first three Mega Man X games with 100% completion each (an improvement on its predecessor, which beat only the first two games and without 100% completion).
If you like this movie, there are other movies that beat four games with one controller!
Note: There might be a visual anomaly during the battle with Serges in X 2. This is an emulator bug relating to the Cx4 chip used in the Mega Man X 2 cartridge.
Encoder's Note: There are multiple audio tracks included with the encode. Track 1 is the combined audio of all 3 games panned so that the left side is MMX1, center is MMX2, and right is MMX3. Track 2 contains MMX1's audio, track 3 contains MMX2's audio, and track 4 contains MMX3's audio.
Published on 10/8/2011

Mega Man X2 makes a particularly interesting run as there are many weapons that can be used to increase mobility. These include a grappling hook, a fast mid-air dash, and a weapon that can transform enemies into platforms.
Hetfield90 improves the previous run by nearly 9 seconds with some new tricks and changes to boss fights. See the submission comments for more details.
This run goes for the fastest completion time, only collecting the X-Buster upgrade. TASVideos also has the "100%" run which collects all the parts of both X and Zero.
Published on 10/9/2015

Mega Man X2 makes a particularly interesting run as there are many weapons that can be used to increase mobility. These include a grappling hook, a fast mid-air dash, and a weapon that can transform enemies into platforms.
This TAS obsoletes the "low%, best ending" as well as the "all upgrades" runs, since it collects all the parts of both X and Zero. It became possible to separate the "full completion" branch from the "any%" one after it was found to be faster to forgo acquiring the Shoryuken in the latter.
Published on 11/4/2016

Mega Man X3 is the third game in the Mega Man X series, and the last one to be released on the SNES.
This is the second "100%" run of this game. agwawaf speeds through the game very rapidly, collecting all heart tanks, subtanks, Ride Armor modules, upgrades and finally the Golden Armor. However, Zero is kept alive and his Z-Saber is not obtained, so the author could get the best ending.
The page Mega Man X Tricks explains some of the tricks that are used in this tool-assisted speedrun.
See also the any% run of this game by the same author, which doesn't collect the upgrades but does collect the Z-Saber.
Published on 11/22/2011
Game:
Mega Man X3

Genres:
Action
Platform
A/V files:
A/V file via Mirror
Emulator Version:
Snes9x

Mega Man X3 is the third game in the Mega Man X series, and the last one to be released on the SNES.
In this collaborative work, Hetfield90, nrg_zam & GlitchMan speed through the game very rapidly, collecting all heart tanks, subtanks, Ride Armor modules, upgrades and finally the Golden Armor.
It is a 00:34.58 improvement over the previous run by Hetfield90, thanks to a number of new glitches, explained in the authors' comments.
See also the any% run, which doesn't collect the upgrades but also collects the Z-Saber.
Published on 10/22/2016

In Mega Man X3, you will find yourself finally using Zero's coveted sword. The authors speed through the game very rapidly, and use the sword to beat the 8 bosses very quickly the second time around.
This run is 00:08.85 seconds faster than the predecessor movie by agwawaf.
The page Mega Man X Tricks explains some of the tricks that can be used in the X series games.
Published on 10/30/2016
Game:
Mega Man X3

Genres:
Action
Platform
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.11.7

Metal Max Returns is the remake of the NES game Metal Max. It features better graphics and sound, revised areas, references to Metal Max 2, and slightly decreased difficulty.
Because of the requirements for completion in this game, this movie is quite different from the original Metal Max (which was TASed by the same author, suwei). For a list of the differences and more information, see the author's notes.

The YouTube encode contains commentary from the author in the form of captions.
Published on 1/19/2013
Game:
Metal Max Returns

Genres:
RPG
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.3.0

Metal Warriors is a battlemech action game with platforming elements, similar to Cybernator in concept. The game's distinctive feature is the ability to pilot six different mechs, which vary considerably in gameplay style. Each of these mechs is equipped with its own melee weapons, firearms, and shields. The mechs also have different movement capabilities: for instance, one can roll as a ball, another can walk on walls and ceilings, and one is an agile flier.
In addition, the player can eject from their mech and fly using a jetpack. Although they are extremely vulnerable in this form, the player needs to be out of the mech to accomplish certain objectives, such as activating switches.
In this run, Dooty shoots, stomps, and crashes his way through the missions, using smooth tool-assisted movement and a few glitches to defeat the Dark Axis in under 15 minutes.
Published on 9/9/2013
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.5.1

Metroid Super ZeroMission is a Super Metroid hack that is heavily based on the GBA game Metroid: Zero Mission, inspiring modifications of the game engine, graphics, and maps.
In this run, the author, cpadolf, improves on Hoandjzj's canceled run by over 4 minutes by using a new route and many new tricks and glitches. For more details, as always, please read the author's notes.

This run aims to reach the ending as fast as possible and so skips most of the items. If you're looking to watch a run that clears everything in the game, watch this run.
Published on 8/5/2011

Metroid Super ZeroMission is a Super Metroid hack that is heavily based on the GBA game Metroid: Zero Mission, inspiring modifications of the game engine, graphics, and maps.
In this run, the author, Hoandjzj, clears everything in the game. If you're looking for a run that simply aims for the end, watch this run.
This movie is 07:39.64 minutes faster than its predecessor due to a version change and better strategies.
Published on 4/30/2013

Mickey Mania: The Timeless Adventures of Mickey Mouse is a 1994 platformer video game developed by Traveller's Tales and published by Sony Imagesoft for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Sega Genesis, and Sega CD. In the game, the player controls Mickey Mouse, who must navigate through various side-scrolling levels, each designed and based from classical Mickey Mouse cartoons.
In this run, the authors abuse a glitch intended by the developers that allows you to bring up a “Level warp” from spawning too many sprites on the screen, beating the game in record time.
If you would like to watch the TAS of the Genesis version, click here.
Published on 7/16/2018

Mickey no Tokyo Disneyland Daibouken (ミッキーの東京ディズニーランド大冒険) (or "Mickey's Great Adventure in Tokyo Disneyland") is a Japan-exclusive Mickey game, but with a completely unique graphical and gameplay style compared to other Mickey games on the SNES. This one has balloons, and a propulsion mechanic similar to the likes of Sparkster and Twinbee.
arandomgameTASer improves his old run by 1:02.86, thanks to better optimisation.
Published on 9/20/2015

Power Rangers, an immensely popular set of TV series from the 90s, naturally spawned a massive number of tie-in products. Given the nature of the show, it should not be surprising that a good number of beat-'em-up games are counted amongst their number. There are a total of five levels and two follow-up robot fights in this game.
This run saves 01:21.08 over the previous publication by using new movement and attack strategies; details are available in the author's comments. Kimberly is, as always, the fastest ranger, and is used on every level.
Published on 9/17/2012

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie is the video game adaptation of the film of the same name. While the game was based on the film, they also featured characters and plot elements from the second season of the original TV series.
In this run, KusogeMan controls two players in order to beat everything up in as little time as possible.
Published on 12/17/2014

Mortal Kombat is a side-scrolling fighting game. Fighting is set as one-on-one combat, allowing each player to perform a variety of punches, kicks, and special moves in order to defeat their opponent. When the opponent faces their second round loss, the winner can perform a finishing move called a "Fatality" on the loser. The Fatality is a move unique to each fighter that graphically kills the loser in a blood-soaked finale. This can however not be said for the SNES version, as it got heavily censored.
KusogeMan becomes the ultimate Mortal Kombat warrior in record time.
Published on 6/29/2020
Game:
Mortal Kombat

Genres:
Fighting
Emulator Version:
lsnes rr1- "triangle"18"reverse E greek"3 [bsnes v

Here on TASVideos we have a rich history of movies of the games in the Mortal Kombat series, demonstrating the unique combos and glitches possible in each version. This video of MK3 for the SNES is no exception, as the author Dark Noob swaps between all the different characters to show off the wide variety of techniques, secrets, and humorous bugs that are possible.
Though he is technically the villain, you have to admire Shao Kahn's dedication to keeping up with the action in his role as announcer as the fights get more and more bizarre. At times even he seems confused as to what is going on.
Published on 12/23/2014
Game:
Mortal Kombat 3

Genres:
Fighting
Emulator Version:
Snes9x 1.52-rr-r185

Like all of the Mortal Kombat games, MKII is about warriors fighting in a tournament for inspecific power and fame. Shang Tsung is chosen for his ability to transform into other characters.
This movie aims to demonstrate as many quirks and fatalities of the game as possible. Examples include two Shang Tsungs with a Raiden child, a headless Reptile eating Kitana's head and a bloody clone of Jax. The AI is also humiliated.
The author's comments page is a definitely recommended reading for this movie.
Note: The movie contains semi-realistic violence to be expected with the Mortal Kombat series.
Published on 8/3/2007

Bruce Lee once said: "I fear not the man who has practiced ten thousand kicks once. But I fear the man who has practiced one kick ten thousand times."
xxNKxx once again pushes that idea to an absurd degree, kicking away 3.42 seconds from his previous time attack of Mortal Kombat II with better optimization.
We also have a "playaround" run, which aims to demonstrate as many tricks and fatalities in the game as possible.
Published on 11/13/2015

Mr. Nutz is a happy-go-lucky anthropomorphic red squirrel who saves the world from Mr. Blizzard who, apparently, is trying to turn the world into ice, possibly to combat global warming.
DaTel237 skillfully controls Mr. Nutz by making him hop like a jack rabbit on speed, throwing acorns all over the place and avoiding pesky coins whenever possible. A number of tricks and glitches are used, including floor zipping.
Published on 4/25/2008
Game:
Mr. Nutz

Genres:
Action
Platform
A/V files:
A/V file via Mirror
Emulator Version:
Snes9x

Nangoku Shōnen Papuwa-kun (南国少年パプワくん, lit. Southern Boy Papuwa) is a brawler-platforming game for the Super Famicom that is based on the anime of the same name. In the game, players take control of Shintaro as he races across an island, trying to figure out where all of the monsters are coming from. Shintaro has various martial arts the player can use to fight enemies, such as dive kicks, a quick punch, and even a ki-wave. The players defeat enemies with these moves while platforming, dealing with bosses periodically.
Vaan666 slides and dive kicks their way across the island in record time.

An encode with the author's commentary can be found here.
An encode with all of the game's cutscenes removed (significantly speeding up the run) can be found here.
Published on 7/16/2021
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.6.2

In this Prince of Persia-style game, our hero Kyle sets out to vanquish the evil Nosferatu and rescue his loved one Erin.
This movie is 04:17.73 faster than its predecessor due to the use of a large number of glitches.
Published on 10/2/2011

In this top-down shooter (playing vaguely like a cross between Contra and early Zelda titles), the protagonist is charged with cleansing a research lab of robotic invaders from virtual reality who escaped by means of an unknown accident. There are a large number of flashback cutscenes, only two of which can be skipped.
Here the author fires weapons more rapidly than the game allows for under real time conditions to defeat enemies ridiculously quickly.
Published on 10/11/2010
A/V files:
A/V file via Mirror
Emulator Version:
Snes9x

Out of This World, known as Another World in Europe, is a strange and difficult game. It was one of only a few SNES games to use loading screens.
This run obsoletes the previous movie by 00:26.37 seconds thanks to movement, shooting and shield optimizations.
Quoting bobucles's analysis of the game:
Oh, this game is great. I remember that at the beginning, the gun has exactly enough shots to make it past that first door. Shield, big blast, and kill the guards, then the gun runs out. Waste any, and you die. Classic.
Published on 9/6/2014
Emulator Version:
snes9x-1.51-rerecording-v6-win32

Out to Lunch is a little-known, very fast-paced platforming game where you play as a chef whose food has escaped and your goal is to recapture the food items from around the world. However, this is difficult due to strict time limits, a small amount of lives, and tough enemies that can either kill you or infect the food and turn it against you.
Thanks to much better optimization, Alyosha beats one of the oldest previously unobsoleted runs by over a minute.
Published on 1/22/2016
Game:
Out to Lunch

Genres:
Action
Platform
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 1.11.1

Our young hero Chezni, on a bet, enters and explores a forbidden tower and manages to activate an ancient machine deactivated 10,000 years ago. Naturally, he spends the next two and a half hours trying to figure out how to turn it off again.
This RPG is unusual because the player's health is used to cast magic spells, so there is no separate "MP" stat in this game. Rather than having a list of spells you learn, you instead gain the skills of several spirits; each spirit has its own spell, or you can combine two spirits to make a different spell. (In this run, you'll mostly see Chezni use the Fire Spirit, especially since repeated use of a spirit makes its magic stronger.) You can also recruit mercenaries to join your party at different points in the game, similar to The 7th Saga.
The author, janus completes this game an amazing 24 minutes faster than the previous run, largely due to massive use of AtkBack which makes enemies take a fraction of the damage that they inflict on the player. With this spell, the end bosses basically beat themselves up! There is also much more manipulation to minimize the number of random encounters. See the submission comments for more details.
Published on 11/30/2013

Pilotwings is a flight simulator game from Nintendo for the SNES. The player earns pilot's licenses through light plane, skydiving, rocketbelt, and hang gliding events.
This run clears all 8 lessons and the 2 helicopter missions without ever piloting the light plane.
Published on 3/9/2011
Game:
Pilotwings

Genres:
Shooter
Sport
A/V files:
A/V file via Mirror
Emulator Version:
Snes9x

Pink Panther in: Pink Goes to Hollywood is a platformer from Manley and Associates released in 1993, which was published in Europe and the US by TecMagic and in Japan by Altron (where it was simply known as Pink Panther). The game follows the Pink Panther's adventures across numerous film sets in Hollywood, trying to find fame and fortune while eluding the tenacious Inspector Clouseau.
wesen improves the upon the previous SNES publication by 37.55 seconds, thanks to a new glitch allowing one to use any token to get a different item. Please read the author's comments for more details.
There is also a Genesis version of the run also created by wesen.
Published on 3/1/2020

Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure is a sequel to an old Atari game and shares a concept similar to its predecessor: Get through the jungle alive and fight something at the end. The new goal in this game though is that you destroy wildlife to save a pixelated dad.
There is also a run of the Genesis version of the game, which has two additional levels.
Le Hulk improves his previous movie by 16.79 seconds, thanks to a new skip that was found near the end of the game.
Published on 9/9/2021

In this strange game, you play a character named Plok who wants to get rid of all the fleas on his home island. Plok has the ability to shoot his arms and legs to harm enemies. To complete some stages, Plok has to kill all the fleas in the stage before the goal flag appears at the end of the stage.
Plok is in a hurry, so he looks for opportunities to travel faster. He finds slides lying around almost everywhere. He finds nice presents making him a lot faster. He finds tiny holes in the Flea Pit for big shortcuts. He finds helpful sawblades, nice guys pushing him into the right direction, and even a lovely fish which helps him climb a mountain. Even water helps him climb a mountain to discover one more slide. He also takes advantage of the fact that he can do bigger jumps without his legs.
Published on 12/27/2020

In this strange game, you play a character named Plok who wants to get rid of all the fleas on his home island. Plok has the ability to shoot his arms and legs to harm enemies. To complete some stages, Plok has to kill all the fleas in the stage before the goal flag appears at the end of the stage.
Plok is in a hurry, so he looks for opportunities to travel faster. He finds slides lying around almost everywhere. He finds nice presents making him a lot faster. He finds tiny holes in the Flea Pit for big shortcuts. He finds helpful sawblades, nice guys pushing him into the right direction, and even a lovely fish which helps him climb a mountain. Even water helps him climb a mountain to discover one more slide. He also takes advantage of the fact that he can do bigger jumps without his legs.
Memory and fsvgm777 return to the island of Akrillic for another TAS, this time completing every level in the game, and defeating every boss, in record time. Click here to see the authors' any% run of Plok!.
Published on 2/24/2021

Released in 1993, Pocky & Rocky is a top-down shooter gem themed on Japanese folklore. It features Pocky, a shrine maiden with no relation to the snack, and Rocky, the tanuki that Mario wishes he could be. As a sequel to KiKi KaiKai, the Nopino Goblins have gone insane again, this time under someone's spell.
In this run, t0ast makes full use of the game's unique 2-player mode in which Pocky and Rocky can interact with each other by sliding and pushing, leading to some speed tricks.
Published on 2/15/2015

Pokonyan! was a 1993 manga aimed at young children that was later adapted into an anime and a video game. You control Pokonyan, a tanuki, on a mission to retrieve his owner's candy from some kitsune.
FractalFusion rescues the candy so fast that the poor kitsune don't even have time to blink.
Published on 6/10/2012
Emulator Version:
Snes9x

In a series of vertical shoot 'em ups, Pop'n TwinBee: Rainbow Bell Adventures is a side-scrolling platformer with jetpack mechanics similar to Sparkster. Twinbee, Winbee, and Gwinbee must recover the seven Rainbow Bells and rescue Princess Melora from Dr. Warmon.
Instead, arandomgameTASer decides to play as Winbee alone, who leaves the others in the dust with her faster jet charging.
This movie plays the Japanese release of the game which has alternate level paths, contrary to the strictly linear PAL version.
Published on 3/15/2015

In a series of vertical shoot 'em ups, Pop'n TwinBee: Rainbow Bell Adventures is a side-scrolling platformer with jetpack mechanics similar to Sparkster. Twinbee, Winbee, and Gwinbee must recover the seven Rainbow Bells and rescue Princess Melora from Dr. Warmon.

A translation of the in-game text in English is provided in the encodes as soft subtitles.
Published on 8/17/2020

Porky Pig's Haunted Holiday is a 1995 side-scrolling platform video game developed by Phoenix Interactive Entertainment and published by Sunsoft for the SNES. The goal of the game is to guide the main character, Porky Pig from the Warner Bros. cartoons, through his nightmares.
The story goes as follows: On the night before Porky Pig's vacation starts, he goes to bed. Asleep, he starts having nightmares where he meets various scary characters. In order to wake up, he must travel through all of the levels in the game.
Challenger, using various tricks, runs through all the levels in record time.
Published on 9/11/2016

Porky Pig's Haunted Holiday is a 1995 side-scrolling platform video game developed by Phoenix Interactive Entertainment and published by Sunsoft for the SNES. The goal of the game is to guide the main character, Porky Pig from the Warner Bros. cartoons, through his nightmares.
The story goes as follows: On the night before Porky Pig's vacation starts, he goes to bed. Asleep, he starts having nightmares where he meets various scary characters. In order to wake up, he must travel through all of the levels in the game.
Challenger skips the majority of the game thanks to the help of a demo glitch.
Published on 12/7/2017

Prehistorik Man is a caveman-themed platformer by French development studio Titus. It's colorful and enjoyable, and WarHippy gives you quite a tour of the game. Just make sure you don't start swinging a club at everything you see after watching it.
This run is 1 minute 24 seconds faster than the predecessor movie due to general optimizations.
Published on 7/12/2016

Another version of Prince of Persia... it has quite good music.
The gymnastic master, the future prince of Persia, defies the odds and beats this game in record time.
Interestingly, this game only animates at around 12-20 fps (15 fps on average), contrary to most SNES games, which animate at 60 fps.
Published on 12/1/2016

The gymnastic master, the future prince of Persia, defies the odds and beats this game in record time once again. But this time he doesn't feel so well, so he can only afford completing the Training levels, hoping that it helps him improve his skills and beat the actual game even sooner someday.
Published on 4/10/2018
Game:
Prince of Persia

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.2.1

The SNES port Prince of Persia 2 is generally regarded as a bad port of a very hard platforming puzzle game. The controls are clumsy, the puzzles are seemingly random, and the player dies very easily. The port also leaves out the last level. Fortunately there is a major bug in the game that allows large parts of it to be skipped.
Challenger improves the previous TAS by 1 minute and 19.01 seconds, thanks to better optimisation and new discoveries. Please read the author's comments for more details.
Published on 12/26/2021

Push-Over is a puzzle game released for SNES+PC, where you must set up a chain reaction of falling dominoes, each with various properties, such that all must collapse while leaving the trigger domino last.
Published on 6/4/2017
Game:
Push-Over

Genres:
Puzzle
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 1.11.9

Q*bert 3 is the next puzzle game in this long running series starring Q*bert, Coily and the rest of the bad guys.
Q*bert's objective is to jump around the board changing the color (paint) of each of the blocks into the final color, while multiple enemies chase him and sometimes adversely change the block colors themselves.
In this run, nymx further improves the previous movie by 01:15.83 minutes through a variety of optimizations.

Audio commentary for this run is available via Twitch stream.
Published on 11/14/2020
Game:
Q*bert 3

Genres:
Puzzle
Emulator Version:
lsnes rr2-B23

X-Bert is a special challenge mode in Q*bert 3, accessed by inputting BYYYBYYY in the options menu. It presents the player with the 20 hardest levels the game has to offer immediately after starting a game.
nymx makes quick work of each level, and finishes X-Bert mode in record time.

Audio commentary for this run is available via Twitch stream.
Published on 11/15/2020

Radical Rex is a fire-breathing, skateboard-riding Tyrannosaurus who has to save the dinosaur race, which is under the spell of an evil creature. Tubular.
In this run, Exonym abuses a surprisingly complex momentum system to move as fast as possible through the stages. For more information, read the author's comments.
Published on 3/23/2015

Ranma Nibunnoichi - Chougi Ranbu Hen is one of three Ranma 1/2 fighting games that was released for the SNES. It was planned to be released in the US as Ranma 1/2 II: Anything Goes Martial Arts by DTMC, but DTMC went out of business. A direct translation would be "Super Skill Wild Dance Chapter", but it is commonly referred to as "Super Hard Battle". The story involves collecting the 12 ingredients of the Maneki Neko, which will then grant a wish.
This run does what it can to show off the game's combo system while still completing the battles quickly.
Published on 12/16/2012

In Riddick Bowe Boxing, you can face off against a slew of imaginary fighters as well as Riddick Bowe himself. The game features both a career mode, where you rise through the ranks until you battle Bowe, and an exhibition mode where you can choose any two boxers to face off.
In this playaround, laranja chooses exhibition mode and picks the worst boxer to battle against Bowe. Normally, it would be nearly impossible for him to win. Using tool-assisted precision, not only does he beat Bowe, but he does it while landing every hit and taking no damage. In the process, he toys around with the champion until the match is over.
Published on 5/10/2013

Meep meep!
Enjoy watching the Road Runner race through several levels in this not-too-slow-paced yet fairly generic SNES platformer.
Published on 9/19/2010
A/V files:
A/V file via Mirror
Emulator Version:
Snes9x

Romancing SaGa is proof that if you want to get around, use a map.
This run abuses severe luck manipulation to force the ending to happen through timing sensitive input.
Published on 11/23/2009
Game:
Romancing SaGa

Genres:
RPG
A/V files:
A/V file via Mirror
Emulator Version:
Snes9x 1.43 v9

In this installment of the long-running SaGa series you take control of several generations of the Imperial Dynasty in order to defeat 'the Seven'. The author completes this lengthy process in record time by using some nice glitches and good old luck manipulation.
Published on 10/17/2010
Game:
Romancing SaGa 2

Genres:
RPG
A/V files:
A/V file via Mirror
Emulator Version:
Snes9x

Every 300 years, the Star of Death blocks the sun and all newborn lives die. No living thing could escape this fate. But one day, a baby survived, grew up, became the Devil King, and took over the world. He even opened the Abyss Gate and released the devil lords within before suddenly vanishing, leaving the world under the control of the four devil lords.
300 years later, the Death Eclipse hit the world again, and one baby survived again. This child grew up and became the Holy King, and with the support of many friends, drove the four demon lords back to the Abyss and resealed the Abyss Gate. It is now 10 years after the next Death Eclipse, and the whole world is eagerly watching for the new child of destiny. Will it be a Devil King or a Holy King?
You can play through the story controlling any one of the eight main characters - Julian, Monica, Mikhael, Harid, Katarina, Thomas, Elena, or Sarah. The story is common for all eight characters, and they often join together and share the same piece of the story.
The author, knbnitkr, completes the game in only 21:59.65 minutes by using a materialization bug to glitch out the game and skip right to the last dungeon. For more information about this bug, see the author's comments.
Published on 10/31/2010
Game:
Romancing SaGa 3

Genres:
RPG
A/V files:
A/V file via Mirror
Emulator Version:
Snes9x

This game is practically a mix of Contra and Strider. As always, aliens have taken over Earth, and only genetically enhanced humans can stop them.
This run by Samsara beats the previous movie by over half a minute with improvements in every level.
Published on 8/3/2015

Saturday Night Slam Masters is a 2d wrestling game by Capcom that offers a repertoire of throws, special moves and finishers for all wrestlers. It also features the Mayor of Metro City Mike "Macho" Haggar from the Final Fight series as a guest character.
In this 4 minutes improvement, Cooljay chose a better character and found a new trick.
Published on 12/14/2014

Shapeshifting dogs. Evil robots. Alchemy. Cheesy B movie references. These are all par for the course in Secret of Evermore, a very loose "sequel" to Secret of Mana. The story follows a boy that is thrust into a virtual world and finds himself with no immediate means to escape. As the boy travels, the geography changes to reflect certain eras of real-life history, adding a unique aspect to the game.
The author has aimed for fastest time with 100% completion.
Published on 8/21/2005

Shapeshifting dogs. Evil robots. Alchemy. Cheesy B movie references. These are all par for the course in Secret of Evermore, a very loose "sequel" to Secret of Mana. The story follows a boy that is thrust into a virtual world and finds himself with no immediate means to escape. As the boy travels, the geography changes to reflect certain eras of real-life history, adding a unique aspect to the game.
Published on 9/27/2015

Shapeshifting dogs. Evil robots. Alchemy. Cheesy B movie references. These are all par for the course in Secret of Evermore, a very loose "sequel" to Secret of Mana. The story follows a boy that is thrust into a virtual world and finds himself with no immediate means to escape. As the boy travels, the geography changes to reflect certain eras of real-life history, adding a unique aspect to the game.
Or not, as r.bin executes arbitrary code to get to the similarly glitched ending in record time.
Published on 7/20/2020

A Secret of Mana TAS has finally come to TASVideos!
Secret of Mana is a widely popular action RPG published by Square. It is internationally regarded as the first game of the Mana series, though the Japanese title is Seiken Densetsu 2, so it is the sequel of Final Fantasy Adventure. It utilizes real-time battles like many other action RPGs while including some unique features such as the Ring Command and multiplayer action.
Touch-me beats the game very quickly, using three players simultaneously and a whole host of glitches. For instance, many bosses can be hit for 999 instant damage using a charge counter glitch, and certain plot points are skipped. See the submission comments for more details.

There also is a YouTube encode that contains commentary from the author in the form of hard subtitles.
Published on 11/13/2011

This movie takes advantage of a bug in the dialogue handling that was discovered by accident during a live streamed playthrough. Under certain conditions, the game will erroneously present a dialogue choice allowing the player to skip to unrelated parts of the game script, which is used to skip to the "The End" screen.

There is an extra HQ encode for this run, accessible by this link.
Published on 12/14/2014

Shin Nekketsu Kōha: Kunio-tachi no Banka is a belt-scrolling action game released by Technos Japan Corp. exclusively in Japan for the Super Famicom in 1994. It was the fourth game in the Kunio-kun series released for the Super Famicom and was developed by Almanic. It is a prequel to Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari (better known as River City Ransom).
This run by fcxiaopengyou controls two players for double the action as he beats the game as fast as possible.
Published on 6/16/2017
Tags:
2 Players
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.11.8

Starting life as a Manga in 1988, Shounen Ashibe is a long running series about the adventures of a boy (Ashibe) and his pet Harp Seal (Goma-chan). Shounen Ashibe: Goma-chan no Yuuenchi Daibouken (lit: "Boy Ashibe: Goma-chan's Great Amusement Park Adventure") is a platformer game where the player controls Goma-chan, and must find 8 collectibles in each stage in order to finish it. The player selects the stage they want to play via Ashibe in an overworld view.
callumbal sets out to dive, jump and swim their way to victory - rounding up all of the collectables and besting all of their foes in record time.
Published on 4/19/2021

Skyblazer (1994) is a relatively obscure gem of a platformer released for the SNES, featuring quite decent music and visuals among other things.
Following the game's truly original plot, Sky, a cocky young hero, has to free a princess sorceress kidnapped by an evil deity Ashura. In order to do so, he must traverse a non-linear world, collecting various spells, abilities, and powerups along the way. Helping him is the eloquently named Old Man, who teaches young Sky to memorize patterns — just after delivering another insult.
This is 24.3 seconds faster than the previous run, which used a beta version of the game. The final version has longer loading times and more lag, but conversations can be finished more quickly, which accounts for most of the time saved. See the submission comments for details.
Published on 3/10/2012

Smart Ball is a game in which a boy gets turned into a blue blob. On his adventure to get a girl and his body back, he discovers the ability to absorb balls, stretch and compress. In this run, he also discovers the ability to seemingly kill everything he touches and make almost impossible jumps.
This movie improves the previous movie by nitsuja by nearly a minute and a half.
Published on 9/21/2009
Game:
Smart Ball

Genres:
Platform
A/V files:
A/V file via Mirror
Emulator Version:
Snes9x

Socks the Cat Rocks the Hill is a platform game developed by Realtime Associates for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. It stars Socks, Bill Clinton's real-life presidential pet, who must make his way to the White House to warn the president that foreign spies have stolen nuclear missiles from the government. Along the way, he battles several notable U.S. political figures such as Jimmy Carter, George H. W. Bush, Ross Perot, and Rush Limbaugh.
The game is notable for its complicated release history; originally scheduled for fall 1993, it was ultimately shelved due to its publisher going under. A prototype cartridge was eventually discovered in 2011, and a Kickstarter by collector Tom Curtin was successfully able to release the game in 2018.
With the help of various glitches and tricks, tormented navigates Socks to the Oval Office in just over 15 minutes.
Published on 11/29/2020

The date is Tuesday, September 13th, 1921. It's a stormy night, and the luxury ocean liner "Lady Crithania" is about to be capsized by an enormous wave. Many of its crew and its 2300 passengers will be killed outright in the initial overturning; in the transfigured catastrophic ship environment, most of the remainder will be unable to locate, reach and secure a safe exit from the sinking ship before it floods entirely.
Samsara improves over the previous movie thanks to using a different character; Redwin Gardner which resulted in a newer and faster route.
Published on 8/11/2021
Game:
SOS

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.6.2

Soul Blazer is an RPG made by Enix considered to be somewhat related to its predecessor: ActRaiser. The main character is an angel sent to destroy invading monsters and release the captured souls of innocent people.
In this series, every action in monster lairs directly affects non-combat areas, and vice versa. That being said, much planning was needed for this run.
The ending is very long and requires user input, so the movie's length is about 13 minutes longer than what might be considered beating the game. Regardless, this run is an improvement of 17 minutes over the prior run thanks to new strategies and a swap to the Japanese version.

Downloadable encodes have the author's commentary as soft subtitles.
Published on 10/12/2016

In Spanky's Quest, you take control of a bubble wielding monkey named Spanky. When you bounce a bubble, it changes colors, and depending on what color it is when it is popped, a certain type of ball comes out, which can be used to attack enemies. Each level is completed when you collect a certain amount of keys and open the door at the end.
In this run, the author, FFGamer86, uses a glitch to transport a key from one bubble to another, a trick nearly impossible to execute in real time. To see the other tricks he used, please see the author's notes.
Published on 5/5/2011
A/V files:
A/V file via Mirror
Emulator Version:
Snes9x

Another movie that is so fast you can hardly see what is going on. The main character can use his rocket dash to inflict a lot of damage on his opponents as well as bounce off walls and ceilings.
Dooty's movie is about 15 seconds faster than Cpadolf's run. Like in the previous movies, the game is played on the hardest difficulty, which is crazy hard.
Published on 3/24/2012
Game:
Sparkster

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
Snes9x 1.43 v17 svn 146

Todd McFarlane's Spawn: The Video Game is a video game developed by Ukiyotei and published by Sony in late 1995. It is based on the Spawn comic book character.
This run by Jiseed utilizes all of Spawn's abilities effectively to beat this fighting game in a little over 20 minutes.
Published on 5/10/2016
Game:
Spawn

Genres:
Action
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 1.11.6

¡Ándele! ¡Ándele! ¡Arriba! ¡Arriba! A super fast hero and ethnic stereotyping, what more can you ask for in a TAS?
This run is 00:44.54 faster than its predecessor.
Spoiler: Hover over the screenshot.

For more Speedy Gonzales action, check our run of Speedy's Game Boy Color game.
Published on 7/11/2012

¡Ándele! ¡Ándele! ¡Arriba! ¡Arriba! A super fast hero and ethnic stereotyping, what more can you ask for in a TAS?
Unlike the any% run, here Speedy Gonzales spends some extra time to rescue all kidnapped mice, getting the alternate ending.

The movie file, YouTube, and downloadable encodes contain a subtitle commentary track.
Published on 7/14/2013

Spider-Man/X-Men: Arcade's Revenge is an action platformer starring the iconic Marvel characters Spider-Man, Wolverine, Cyclops, Storm, and Gambit. After the X-Men get kidnapped by Arcade, Spider-Man must deactivate bombs, infiltrate the abandoned building where they were taken, and confront Arcade. From there, Arcade puts each hero to the test as they navigate through his bizarre "Murderworld" until Spider-Man can finally confront the madman head-on.
This infamous game was made by LJN, and although it might be better than many others from that label, it still has serious gameplay flaws that make it frustrating, let alone incredibly difficult. However, it works great for a TAS. Using careful precision and many exploits, the team of jaysmad and Brandon make it through this "Juggernaut" in less than 24 minutes. Please see the authors' notes for a detailed breakdown of the levels, a couple of glitches that were unused in the run, and a video of a camera hack for the Black Queen fight that mostly happened off-screen.
Please also check out the run for Wolverine, which is a NES game, also made by LJN, where most of Wolverine's gameplay came from.

YouTube stream and downloadable encodes have subtitles.
Published on 2/11/2012
Emulator Version:
Snes9x rerecording 1.51 v7 svn147

One of those hard-to-emulate games because of the hardware assistance provided on the actual cartridge, Star Fox is a well-known 3D shooter. Avoiding obstacles can be tricky on the digital directional pad, so some of the stunts seen are impressive to anyone who knows how hard this game can be.
Emulation of this game is not correct. Lag present on the SNES is not represented in this run. Expect the speed to be higher than actually seen on a real console. For this reason, the audio track lags severely behind the rest of the run. As a result, some of the bosses can be defeated before the boss music begins.
Published on 3/5/2007

Star Fox 2 is the sequel to the original Star Fox, although the game was completed, it was cancelled due to the release of the upcoming N64 console. It would later be officially released in 2017 on the SNES classic mini console, and made available on the SNES online library for Nintendo Switch.
YtterbiJum chooses to complete the run with Miyu, his decision based on her superior ship speed and shortest charge shot time.

Note: This run was made long before the game had any official release, and used a prototype rom with a patch that translates and improves the game. As it is a highly extensive modification, it is classified as a hack. See submission for details.
Also, just like with it's predecessor, the game runs faster than it should due to emulation inaccuracies.
Published on 12/24/2008
Emulator Version:
Snes9x

Tri-Ace's Star Ocean 1 is an RPG game similar to Namco's Tales of Phantasia or Square's Final Fantasy VI.
Because it was only released in Japan, and the first (almost) complete fan translation of the game was finished only a few years ago, this game isn't well known in western countries. Moreover, it has only been supported by SNES emulators for a short time, due to a graphics compression chip used in the game to fit the huge amount of beautiful graphics into the 6 MB ROM chip.
This is a tool-assisted speedrun of the Japanese version (the rules of the TASvideos site forbid the use of fan-translations when making speedruns).
We are sorry for the broken speech in the game intro. This is an emulation glitch. (Yes, the game actually includes English dialogue, which coincidentally has an identical twin in Star Trek.)
For a guide of the strategy used in this run, please read the author's comments.
As usual with RPG runs, we recommend everyone to first play through this game before watching the movie. It will normally take a few days to complete the game once ― a few months to uncover all the features: secret characters and abilities and items. Beware, it's fun, and addictive.
Published on 3/3/2006
Game:
Star Ocean

Genres:
RPG
Emulator Version:
Snes9x 1.43

An action-packed wild-west shooting game converted from the arcades. Unlike the Genesis version, the SNES version does feature all of the levels from the arcade game.
jmosx36 defeats Sir Richard Rose in record time.
Published on 2/20/2019
Game:
Sunset Riders

Genres:
Shooter
Tags:
2 Players
Emulator Version:
lsnes rr2-β23 (true build)

This entry in the Adventure Island series plays somewhat shorter than some of the other games in the series, but it is no less straightforward.
This is an improvement of 759 frames over the previous run of this game.
Published on 12/1/2011
A/V files:
A/V file via Mirror
Emulator Version:
Snes9x

The second installment of Adventure Island for SNES. Unlike most of the games in the Adventure Island series (except for the fourth NES game), this game features a large overworld and side-scrolling stages without time limits. In this game, fruit isn't important at all, but you must find items and beat bosses in a certain order to progress further in the game.
This run from zggzdydp improves upon the previous publication by 03:38.37 minutes, thanks to the use of a new route and some new strategies.
There are also runs of the first SNES Adventure Island game, and the NES Adventure Island games.
Published on 6/17/2017

A run of the first Super Bomberman game. The player controls two characters alone and manages to complete the game very quickly due to exploiting the very long invulnerability periods at the beginning of every stage. Actually, the only places where you can see the characters becoming vulnerable are the boss battles!
This is a 1-minute improvement over the previous run.
Published on 3/13/2011
Game:
Super Bomberman

Genres:
Action
A/V files:
A/V file via Mirror
Emulator Version:
Snes9x

When played at full speed, Super Bomberman 2 is a straightforward action game, but if it's played in slow motion, it becomes an extremely tactical puzzle game. The author of this movie uses several tactics that are difficult to understand if one is watching the movie at full speed. These include setting up chain reactions and clearing up the end of the level before even reaching it. To get a better grasp of the techniques used, read the author's comments.
This is an improvement of exactly 2 minutes and 19 seconds over the predecessor movie. Most of the time is saved from lag management, new tricks and better strategy.
Published on 11/14/2011
A/V files:
A/V file via Mirror
Emulator Version:
Snes9x

The third installment of the Bomberman series for the SNES scales back a lot of gameplay additions made in Bomberman '94 and Super Bomberman 2 and returns to the classic formula. There is also a more expansive multiplayer mode.
This run by KusogeMan plays through the main mode and beats it in slightly more than 25 minutes.
Published on 4/7/2013
Game:
Super Bomberman 3

Genres:
Action
Emulator Version:
lsnes-rr1-delta15epsilon3

In this Japanese-only installment of the Super Bomberman series, two players are once again used to make very short work of the levels.
If you enjoy this run, there are runs of the first three games as well as the fifth.
Published on 2/17/2010

A run of the fifth Super Bomberman game. The player controls two characters alone and manages to complete the game very quickly due to exploiting the very long invulnerability periods at the beginning of every stage.
In this game, you can choose a route after beating a stage. The game was only released in Japan.
Published on 4/13/2011
Game:
Super Bomberman 5

Genres:
Action
A/V files:
A/V file via Mirror
Emulator Version:
Snes9x

Super Bowling is a bowling game for up to four players.
Three different game modes are available: Turkey Bowl is standard 10-frame bowling. Golf Mode features nine different "holes" (pin setups) and a par number for each, with scoring depending on number of throws needed to knock over all pins compared to par. Finally, Practice Mode allows setting up any number of pin combinations for practising.
Spikestuff gets hole-in-ones in the game's Golf mode in record time.
Published on 7/27/2020
Game:
Super Bowling

Genres:
Sport
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.4.2

Super Castlevania IV is the first game in the Castlevania series for the SNES. In it, Simon Belmont, equipped with the ability to whip in 8 different directions, sets out to vanquish Dracula yet another time.
In this run, the authors, arukAdo, Bablo, Cardboard, and scrimpeh obsolete a seven year old movie by over a minute and a half by a different subweapon choice, new tricks and better optimization. For more details, as always, please see the authors' notes.
Published on 8/9/2011

Arguably one of the most well known and well developed SNES hacks in existence, Super Demo World puts Mario into a new realm that spans well beyond his original adventure.
Features of the hack include:
  • the ability to store unconventional items in the reserve box, such as a koopa, springboard, message box, or vine
  • 120 exits in total, including two secret worlds
  • creative and challenging level design, with some puzzle elements thrown in
  • "new" graphics (mostly backgrounds taken from other games, such as Donkey Kong Country 3 and Mega Man X)
In this run, PangaeaPanga improves upon the previous movie by more than five minutes using newly discovered glitches and a slower overworld route, which counterintuitively saves time.
To see a much shorter run completing the minimum number of stages, see this run.
Published on 7/17/2014

This hack of Super Mario World, created with Lunar Magic, contains a Star World which contains themed levels that connect to various locations on the map. Like the original Super Mario World, these levels can be used as a makeshift warp zone. This movie demonstrates this path - navigating the Star World to charge straight to Bowser, leaving much of the game untouched.
This movie is 01:03.06 seconds faster than the previous movie. See authors' comments to see the new glitches.
Published on 2/8/2015

Arthur's fiancée is once again kidnapped by demons soon before their marriage. Once more Sir Arthur must brave the forces of the underworld in his skivvies. Watch as Ferret Warlord runs through this infamously hard game in record time!
Normally, to fight the final boss of the game, you must play through the game twice. To make the movie less repetitive, Ferret Warlord uses a code to start at the final bosses of the first playthrough. Furthermore, the player must have a special weapon in order to fight the final boss, and this weapon can only be found when the player has fully upgraded armor. Ferret Warlord obtains this weapon at the end of the first autoscrolling level.
Published on 6/7/2009

Super Gussun Oyoyo is a puzzle game best described as a mixture of Lemmings and Tetris. Two treasure hunters named Gussun and Oyoyo are exploring a dungeon when an earthquake occurs, causing the dungeon to begin sinking. The player controls blocks akin to Tetris pieces, leading Gussun to the dungeon exit before it submerges completely.
This run starts from stage 21, the latest possible stage that the game allows one to start on.
Publisher's note: There is a glitch in the sound between stage 30 and 32 inclusive which is a result of the run itself, and not of the encoding.
Published on 12/20/2009
A/V files:
A/V file via Mirror
Emulator Version:
Snes9x

This is a remake of Super Mario Bros. 2 present in Super Mario All-Stars. Aside from musical and graphical improvements, it also provides a save feature.
Thanks to a glitch involving Wart and a few other optimizations, author mtvf1 improves his previous effort by 00:03.44 seconds.
Runs of the NES counterpart and GBA version are also available.
Published on 2/28/2018

Taking a break from the usual goal of pure speed, Genisto instead decides to break Super Mario Bros 3 from the Super Mario All-Stars pack. This run demonstrates programming errors, abuse of the game engine and commits suicide in ways most people have never even considered.
Mario plays through all 8 worlds in a fashion similar to a warpless run.
Published on 12/25/2007

This is a remake of Super Mario Bros. 3 present in Super Mario All-Stars. Aside from musical and graphical improvements, it also provides a save feature.
Maru defeats Bowser in record time and improves the previous run by 00:00.27 seconds.

The encodes feature commentary as soft subtitles.
Published on 3/10/2019
Tags:
Uses warps
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.2.2

The Lost Levels is a remake of the game released in Japan as Super Mario Bros 2. It introduces a number of new obstacles into the standard Super Mario Bros. formula, including poisonous mushrooms, wind, reverse warp zones, and of course many tricky jumps. It's difficult enough that Nintendo of America decided to completely re-theme a different game and release that as Super Mario Bros. 2 instead; The Lost Levels is the first time the Japanese sequel was released to the rest of the world.
This movie saves 164 frames over previous publication. All levels are played, including the secret world 9, and the extremely difficult A through D worlds.
Published on 7/4/2017
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.11.8

The Lost Levels is a remake of the game released in Japan as Super Mario Bros 2. It introduces a number of new obstacles into the standard Super Mario Bros. formula, including poisonous mushrooms, wind, reverse warp zones, and of course many tricky jumps. It's difficult enough that Nintendo of America decided to completely re-theme a different game and release that as Super Mario Bros. 2 instead; The Lost Levels is the first time the Japanese sequel was released to the rest of the world.
This TAS uses Mario's brother Luigi. He jumps higher than Mario, but acts slower in many ways. However, the movie is in no way worse than the Mario version - some new creative solutions have been found.
Published on 1/29/2021

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 6/17/2008

Take Square's RPG history & Nintendo's Super Mario series and mix them in a bowl. Add a pinch of comedy and a quart of luck manipulation. Stir thoroughly.
This run improves the previous version by about 1 minute and 23 seconds through the use of item optimizations.
Published on 7/26/2014

Take Square's RPG history & Nintendo's Super Mario series and mix them in a bowl. Add a pinch of comedy and a quart of luck manipulation. Stir thoroughly.
This game doesn't count completion percent, but it still has stuff to accomplish to meet what's expected of a full completion run. The author, illayaya, defined it as follows:
  • All depletable chests
  • All menus unlocked
  • All unique items/equips
  • Kill Culex and Jinx
  • Star firework in credits
Published on 3/8/2015

Mario's doctor heard about the "Magic Mushrooms" which make Mario grow to twice his normal size and let him break bricks. Fearing for Mario's health, he orders Mario to avoid those nasty powerups.
This run aims to complete as many exits as possible without collecting any permanent powerups, including Mushrooms, Fire flowers, Feathers, Switch Palace blocks. Unable to fly, Mario is forced to confront most obstacles and overcome them in unique ways. Riding Yoshi is also banned. 86 out of the total 96 exits are completed.
In this run, the author, PangaeaPanga, saves 01:32.43 over the previous movie by using better paths, new tricks, and lag reduction. For a level by level analysis of the improvements, please see the author's notes.
Published on 8/25/2011

Acknowledged as one of the best Mario games of all time, Super Mario World is a must see for fans of classic games. This run completes the game fully (all 96 exits) and makes use of almost every known glitch to make it as fast and exciting as possible.
This TAS by bahamete, Kaizoman666 & Masterjun is an improvement of 06:43.97 minutes over the previous movie. The improvement comes from new glitches and better optimization.
Published on 2/7/2013

Masterjun builds upon his previous work at destroying Super Mario World by programming some simple games inside it, using only controller input!
A technical explanation is available on the submission page.
This movie famously premiered via playback on a real Super Nintendo, at Awesome Games Done Quick 2014, as part of the first TASVideos presentation at a Games Done Quick event, which are hosted by SpeedDemosArchive.

This video has articles featured in reputable news sources:
Published on 1/12/2014

This is the 5th published movie in a category of impressively fast Super Mario World TASes. It beats the game by jumping to the credits from one of the two levels available from the start, Yoshi's Island 2. This happens because a glitch involving eating a Charging Chuck allows manipulating the code being executed by the game using only controller input.
This run is 00:00.13 seconds faster than the previous movie thanks to better movement and a more efficient payload. Reading the submission comments for more information is highly recommended.
For more movies like this, see this list of TASes that execute arbitrary code.

You can watch this movie played on a real hardware here.
Published on 7/4/2019

This is the 13th published movie of Super Mario World that beats the game by clearing 11 of the 96 exits, the shortest route intended by the game developers. It improves upon the previous run by 00:02.75 seconds. Mario still dies in the process. Improvements include:
  • Better block duplication in Yoshi's Island 3
  • Better P-switch use in Yoshi's Island 4
  • Lag reduction in many levels
We recommend reading the author's comments for more details.

Watch this run being played back on a real console.
Published on 3/26/2020

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island is a vibrant, colorful and fun game that stars the popular Yoshi. From a technical standpoint, the game is very exceptional on the SNES due to its use of the SuperFX chip, which allows for many cool special effects that are otherwise impossible on the SNES.
This movie by Carl Sagan (no, not that Carl Sagan) is fast-paced, action-packed, and full of entertaining tricks and maneuvers. In other words, the very essence we tool-assisted speedrun makers enjoy. It also improves the previous run of this game by over 5 minutes. For more details, we recommend reading the author's comments; there's a lot more to this movie than meets the eye.
This run forgoes using the null egg glitch to finish the game within minutes and instead plays through the regular levels. To see the null egg glitch in action, check out the any% run by Masterjun. For more Yoshi's Island action, check out our 100% run.
Published on 10/13/2011

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island is a vibrant, colorful and fun game that stars the popular Yoshi. From a technical standpoint, the game is very exceptional on the SNES due to its use of the SuperFX² coprocessor. The chip allows for many cool special effects that are otherwise impossible on the SNES.
This is a 100% completion of the game. It plays through all the levels and collects every item that contributes to end-of-level score: 5 flowers, 20 red coins, and 30 stars. By getting 100% completion in each stage, six extra stages are also unlocked. These are played at the end of the run, again with 100% scores.
The authors of the run have spent over three years working on this run, showing off plenty of egg juggling, precise shots, and other incredible antics. This run does not use certain glitches present in the other runs of the game (an any% run and a warp glitch run), but there should still be plenty to surprise you. Reading the authors' lengthy comments is recommended.

Note: The many graphical issues are a result of inaccurate emulation.
Published on 2/19/2013

This is a quick completion of Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island.
Here, the author, Masterjun, abuses a glitch that causes Yoshi's tongue to extend infinitely. This confuses the game and causes it to jump to the SNES CPU registers and start executing arbitrary code, which triggers the credits.
Exploiting this glitch instead of a glitch that results in corruption of the egg list saved 01:19.27 over the previous movie.
Published on 12/24/2014

There are many hacks for Super Mario World, made with Lunar Magic, but few of them offer a whole new pleasurable game. The Second Reality Project is notable for being the first hack not made by the author of Lunar Magic that is still considered to be a decent game. The game spawned an Award-Winning series of hacks known for pushing Super Mario World to its limits, pulling in features from other games, and still adding on a few things of its own. This hack, The Second Reality Project Reloaded, is a remake of the original hack with all new graphics, custom music, and other great additions to help set the game apart.
This hack can be regarded as a true sequel to Super Mario World, picking up where it left off. Bowser has hatched a plan to rebuild his airships from Super Mario Bros. 3, and brings along his kids for support, hoping to use his newfound power and henchmen in the "Second Reality" to conquer the Mushroom Kingdom once and for all. Mario (and Luigi) must travel to the strange new Second Reality and face foes and puzzles they've never seen before. The game contains 8 classic worlds, as per the standard in previous games, as well as a special Bowser World, a Sonic World used as a short cut system similar to the Star World from Super Mario World, and one other...
This run improves the first TAS of this hack by almost 15 seconds.
Published on 9/28/2015

At the end of Metroid II: Return of Samus, there is but one Metroid left in the universe. Bad things happen, and Samus Aran must once again head for Planet Zebes to battle Mother Brain, Ridley, and the Space Pirates. (And a few other bosses too.)
This movie improves on both prior low% runs (one that collects the Ice Beam and one that collects the Speed Booster) by collecting the Speed Booster and using various Shinespark-related glitches to render the Gravity Suit unnecessary, pushing the total required number of items from 14 down to 13. The author's comments are very detailed, and well worth a read if you're curious about just how everything was done.
There are a number of other routes that can be taken while still getting 13 items, but all of those routes require a specific glitch when fighting Draygon which gives you a non-infinite but arbitrarily large amount of ammunition; the item route in this movie does not permit the use of this glitch. If you would like to see this glitch, it is featured in the following (now-obsoleted) iteration of the any% run.
Published on 12/2/2016

Super Metroid is a platform game and a follow-up to Metroid II. Like the previous games in the series, it is not divided into separate levels; the planet Zebes is an open world which Samus traverses back and forth. This world is divided into rooms separated with doors which must be shot to be opened. Shooting is also used to open up secret passages, some of which contain nifty bonuses, but finding most of them is required to proceed in the game.
This run not only beats the previous any% but also obsoletes the previous reverse boss order TAS due to similar routes. This is an improvement of 1:40.95 over the predecessor movie. As well as an improvement over the reverse boss order TAS by 10:40.51.
Sniq makes short work of Mother Brain and her space pirates, largely due to a major route change. Please read the author's submission notes for more information.

Every second encode link leads to a version where all graphics have been fixed.
Published on 3/20/2018

Super Metroid made waves upon its release in 1994 for having a large continuous world open for nearly completely unguided exploration and a vast assortment of movement- and power-enhancing item upgrades hidden throughout.
Having transcended the need for all of that collection and exploration, Sniq immediately goes out of bounds to manipulate stray RAM data and force the ending sequence directly—within just a couple minutes from landing on the planet. As a result, no items are ever collected.
The improvement over the previous run in this category comes from a more optimal ACE setup. See the author's submission notes for more information.
Published on 8/18/2018

In accordance with standard procedure, Samus discarded all of the items she collected on previous adventures before embarking on this one.
Super Metroid has a wide variety of time-saving glitches to exploit, many of which are explained on the Super Metroid Tricks page. Be sure to check it, as well as the author's comments, for more information on the improvements. This is an improvement of 6:28.70 over the predecessor movie.
If you prefer to watch the fastest completion without getting all the items and without any large skip glitches, check out Super Metroid in 35:58 by Sniq.

Every second encode link leads to a version where all graphics have been fixed.
Published on 8/1/2019

This run by McHazard impressively improves several fights over the previous run, including those against Masked Muscle, Heike Kagero, Super Macho Man, Narcis Prince, and Rick Bruiser.
The record times are:
          Gabby Jay  6.26           Bear Hugger 12.92
   Piston Hurricane  5.49             Bald Bull  8.24
        Bob Charlie  5.50           Dragon Chan  7.30
      Masked Muscle  6.30           Mr. Sandman 13.13
          Aran Ryan  8.45          Heike Kagero  9.94
          Mad Clown  9.05       Super Macho Man  9.43
      Narcis Prince  8.20           Hoy Quarlow  8.35
       Rick Bruiser 10.65          Nick Bruiser  7.52
Published on 2/7/2014