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Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon is a simulation game developed by MPS Labs and published by Microprose in 1990. The goal of this game is to normally rack up as much money as possible by expanding the railroad empire across the land, building stations, buying trains, creating industries and fending off the competition, with a starting capital of £1 million, in order to retire with the highest job rank.
In this TAS, however, c-square loses as much money as possible on the highest speed setting, Turbo, and still manages to earn the highest rank thanks to an underflow, where the value wraps around to be +£32 million after losing money past £32'767'000, in just less than 40 seconds. One could say he crashed the economy by doing so.
Published on 3/1/2015 12:00 AM

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon is the second remake of the original Fire Emblem, and the first Fire Emblem game for DS. The story follows the Altean prince Marth on a quest to win back his home kingdom and save his kidnapped sister. Characters and chapters that were omitted in the original game and the first remake were introduced in this title.
This is an improvement of 3 minutes and 18.01 seconds over the previous movie. Please read the author's comments for more details.
Published on 2/4/2017 12:00 AM

Polarium is a puzzle game developed by Mitchell Corporation. Players use a stylus to draw lines on the touch screen of the DS, flipping black and white tiles to clear puzzles. Among the various modes are Challenge, which is similar to Tetris, and Puzzle, where the player must figure out how to clear complex puzzles in one continuous stroke.
In this run, partyboy1a plays through Puzzle Mode, using precise stylus movement to clear all 100 puzzles in just under 7 minutes.
Published on 9/6/2013 12:00 AM
Game:
Polarium

Genres:
Puzzle
Strategy
Emulator Version:
DeSmuME 0.9.9

Touch! Gostop DS is a handheld version of the popular Korean card game Gostop, developed and published by CTGAME Entertainment in 2008.
In this run, perfectacle carefully manipulates luck to beat every ranked opponent as quickly as possible. For each opponent, a minimum amount of points must be obtained before being able to move on to the next one. Clever strategy and use of auto-wins are also used to rack up multipliers and obtain extravagant high scores in a remarkably short period.
Published on 8/6/2015 12:00 AM
Game:
Touch! Gostop DS

Genres:
Strategy
Emulator Version:
desmume x86 0.9.7 svn4118

Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's World Championship 2011 pits duelists against each other in epic battles both on the streets and on the duelist field. With over 4,200 cards, duel runner battles with up to 3 teammates, and worldwide tournaments through the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, there's dozens of hours of fun packed into this game.
In this run, Hoandjzj uses strategy, planning and luck manipulation to win the World Racing Grand Prix in as few turns as possible.
Published on 8/30/2013 12:00 AM

In Raft Wars, a turn-based strategy game, a very young child named Simon finds a stash of gold buried in a nearby beach. However, this hasn't gone unnoticed, as everyone also wants a piece of it, and it is up to him and his brother to defend it.
GMP successfully defends the gold stash in record time.
Published on 4/14/2022 12:00 AM
Game:
Raft Wars

Genres:
Strategy
Emulator Version:
libTAS 1.4.3

Little Master is a Japan only strategy RPG. Normally, it'd be a long and winding game.
This TAS makes it look like a walk in the park, albeit, a very large park.
Published on 11/26/2009 12:00 AM

Without warning, the forces of Blue Moon mount an assault on the nation of Orange Star. Only Orange Star's new advisor, in collaboration with Orange Star's commanding officers, can stop them and get to the truth behind this sinister plot.
At least, that's what they'd normally do if they weren't capable of just magically compelling their opponents to surrender at the sight of them.
Using a glitch in the design maps mode of the game, this run by Kiske and mtvf1 completes the game impossibly quickly by forcing opponents to yield, allowing instant wins in the campaign missions. The author also improves the previous run by 00:12.81 seconds through new tricks and better use of the "force surrender" glitch.
Published on 3/22/2014 12:00 AM

In the second game of this popular series, the four warring countries from the original game find themselves uniting against a common foe who, at the game's opening, has almost completely overrun the planet.
With the help of carefully devised strategies, a little bit of luck manipulation, and moving the cursor at inhuman speed, the author repels this planetary invasion over the course of slightly more than an hour.
Reading the author's comments is strongly recommended to help keep track of what's going on.
Published on 12/23/2009 12:00 AM

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance is a strategy role-playing game for the Game Boy Advance. The gameplay is similar to the original Final Fantasy Tactics for the PlayStation. The player controls up to six units in grid-like, turn-based battles. For the most part, players are free to decide the party's jobs and abilities.
This run uses extreme amounts of luck manipulation to beat the game in less than 3 hours.
Published on 9/24/2017 12:00 AM

Fire Emblem is the seventh game in the series of strategy RPGs, and the first to be given a release outside Japan. When Eliwood discovers his father is missing, he sets out to find him, but what he discovers is far more amazing and terrifying than he ever imagined.
With carefully planned strategy, the runners complete this game in a timely manner, knocking off the entirety of the first modes available in a mere 140 turns.
Note: You can watch a version with animations turned on here.
Published on 9/12/2011 12:00 AM

Fire Emblem: Fūin no Tsurugi (ファイアーエムブレム封印の剣), also known as Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade, is the 6th game in the Fire Emblem tactical series and the first on the Game Boy Advance console. Like other games in the series, it features a tactical combat system which can be heavily manipulated by a tool-assisted run.
A huge amount of route planning was required to ensure that this run is as fast as possible; detailed analyses of each chapter can be found in the authors' comments.
Published on 1/28/2013 12:00 AM

The Fire Emblem series is popular for its tactical-role-playing element. This is the eighth installment of the series, usually taking many hours to finish and hundreds of turns.
In this playthrough, Vykan12 takes the game one step further, playing on the hardest setting - this takes a couple of minutes longer than the previous version, but reduces the turn count to a mere 93 turns.
Published on 7/17/2011 12:00 AM

Hikaru no Go was published serially in "Weekly Shonen Jump" for "NARUTO" and the same period. And the animated cartoon was produced as well as "NARUTO" by "Studio Pierrot". When the comic was serialized, "the game of Go" became a boom among children in Japan.
This movie is highly recommended for those who know the Go game, because it does play around with AI, making it do the most absurd moves possible, which still serves the main goal - speed.
Published on 1/27/2013 12:00 AM
Game:
Hikaru no Go

Genres:
Strategy
Emulator Version:
VBA-rr v24 svn325

Mega Man Battle Chip Challenge is an offshoot of the Mega Man Battle Network series of Mega Man games. While not the most popular game in the series, it offers many opportunities for TASing, with lots of luck manipulation and route planning.
This run by mtvf1 plays through the game speedily and gets the best ending. See the author's comments for a detailed analysis of some of the strategies and routes used.
Published on 11/27/2012 12:00 AM
Tags:
Best ending
Emulator Version:
VBA-RR v23.5 svn421

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow is the second game in the Splinter Cell series. Unlike its predecessor, you have to pay some heed to the stealth system. This leads to more creative solutions to many levels. The author's comments contain many details about the gameplay and routes chosen.
Published on 12/19/2012 12:00 AM

Yu-Gi-Oh!: 7 Trials Of Glory World Championship 2005 is a card game released by Konami in 2005, based on the popular manga and anime series Yu-Gi-Oh!. The game follows the protagonist on his quest to become the World Champion of Duel Monsters.
In this run, GenericMadScientist decides to instead break all the rules, and beat the game by abusing a glitch in the card shop, which allows the player to complete the game in just under 40 seconds.
This run improves the predecessor movie by 00:00.27 seconds.
Published on 7/19/2017 12:00 AM

Harvest Moon 3 GBC is a farm simulation video game for the Game Boy Color developed and published by Victor Interactive Software. It takes place on an island, which has some mountainous regions, a grassland, a small village, and the farm where a lot of the game takes place. There are no shops to buy things like tools, crops, and animals; every Monday and Thursday a ferry is available to take the character to the mainland, where all of the shops reside.
ViGadeomes plays as a girl, who gets her partner married in record time.
Published on 6/23/2020 12:00 AM
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.4

Harvest Moon 3 GBC is a farm simulation video game for the Game Boy Color developed and published by Victor Interactive Software. It takes place on an island, which has some mountainous regions, a grassland, a small village, and the farm where a lot of the game takes place. There are no shops to buy things like tools, crops, and animals; every Monday and Thursday a ferry is available to take the character to the mainland, where all of the shops reside.
ViGadeomes plays as a boy and goes through the three years in record time.
Published on 6/23/2020 12:00 AM
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.4

At TASVideos, even 10 second long movies are improved, and game characters become so powerful they don't even have to move in order to complete the game.
This improvement is a result of the previous movie's author joining forces with the author of a VBA bot used in a glitched-out Pokémon TAS. Together they've managed to shorten the solution by 14 frames with the help of a similarly-designed bot for Gens.
Note that, while input length is 10 seconds long, less than 0.3 seconds of it is actual gameplay!
Published on 7/20/2008 12:00 AM

Langrisser II (ラングリッサー2) is the acclaimed sequel to Langrisser, also known as Warsong. The game was released only in Japan, never finding its way to an official release in English as of this writing.
You are placed into the role of Elwin (descendent of Garrett/Redin), a wandering Swordsman who stops to rest from his journey at a small, obscure village. He soon finds himself, however, in a sudden conflict between an elite detachment of the Rayguard Empire and a peculiar young woman whom they are attempting to abduct. In desperation, her childhood friend Hein rushes toward Elwin and urgently pleads him to help fight off and thwart the Empire's plans. So much for rest...
Who is this young woman? Why is a major military power intent on capturing her? And what's this have to do with a legendary holy blade?
In ars4326's run, cunning strategy combines with heavy luck manipulation to produce a speedrun that completes all of the game's accessible stages (27 normal and 3 'hidden') in just under 2 hours. Virtually no level-grinding is found in this action-packed playthrough as Elwin & Co. seek to stop an Emperor's plans of uniting the continent with the power of an ancient demon sword!

The movie file and the YouTube and primary downloadable (HQ) encodes have the author's commentary as subtitles.
Published on 11/27/2014 12:00 AM

Shining Force is just under two hours of luck manipulation action. The random number generator is abused to the highest degree. The author used MATLAB, a math scripting language, to optimize the battle speeds.
This is a 4 minute 27 second improvement over the previous movie by the same author.
Published on 6/23/2009 12:00 AM
Game:
Shining Force

Genres:
RPG
Strategy
Emulator Version:
GENS

In this second game of the series, watch nearly three and a half hours of luck manipulation so intense that it took scripting and bot-work to perform most of it. Most of the bosses in the second half of the run die in one or two rounds.
This is an improvement of 15 minutes and 13 seconds over the previous movie, due to a variety of improvements, and in spite of playing on "Super" difficulty, which is functionally the highest difficulty level.
If you enjoyed this, be sure to check out the first game in the series as well.
Published on 5/19/2010 12:00 AM

Starflight puts the player into the captains seat and sets them free on a galaxy of 270 stars and 800 planets. This is an early example of a sand box game which leaves the player free to explore for minerals, locate habitable planets, upgrade the ship and crew, and interact with aliens. The eventual goal becomes stopping unusual solar flares in the region.
In this run the clairvoyant space pilot already knows the cause of the flares and gets straight to business. He buys a better engine and pumps a ton of fuel into his ship called "A". The initial resources are barely enough to reach the key destinations. The pilot hero and his multi-talented single crew member sidekick also called "A" work together to obtain the Black Egg and the Crystal Orb as quickly as possible. All is done with a minimalistic route. All pieces seem to fit together seamlessly. The ship called "A" reaches the Crystal Planet with only a drop of fuel left, so it is a bit strange that the heroes manage to escape the effects of the Star Wars-esque planet-scale explosion. Most of all, this is a lesson in ecological driving as the fuel would have ran out, if the final destination had been even a few pixels further.
Published on 12/19/2012 12:00 AM
Game:
Starflight

Genres:
Strategy
Emulator Version:
Gens 11 svn304

In this traditional strategy RPG, every stage normally has to be approached carefully and with a full stock of troops. All of that was cast aside in ars4326's run, where extreme luck manipulation became the driving force in obtaining victory after unlikely victory. Garett's team operated as a virtual skeleton crew as only the bare minimum of resources were deployed in his struggle against the Dalsis Empire and a foreboding, ancient evil.
Published on 1/5/2016 12:00 AM
Game:
Warsong

Genres:
RPG
Strategy
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.11

FTL: Faster Than Light is all about planning ahead. Though it features many different weapons and ship systems, it's up to the player to come up with tactics that will use such upgrades effectively rather than just getting bigger guns and fighting bigger enemies. It is necessary to learn which tactics work in order to survive long enough to reach the Federation forces and help them defeat the Rebels.
keylie warps around to reach and destroy the Rebel flagship in record time.
The encodes feature commentary by the author as soft subtitles.
Published on 7/21/2020 12:00 AM

Helltaker is a freeware indie puzzle game from vanripper about creating a harem with some sharply dressed demon women.
This TAS completes the main game in record time.
Published 1 day ago
Game:
Helltaker

Genres:
Puzzle
Strategy
Emulator Version:
libTAS v1.4.3

Pokémon Stadium is a strategy video game developed and published by Nintendo in 1999. Despite being the first Pokémon Stadium title released in the west, the game is a sequel to the original Pokémon Stadium title released in Japan in 1998. Gameplay is built around a 3D turn-based battling system using the 151 creatures from the Game Boy games Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow.
In this run, aleckermit and Beccachu blaze their path through Gym Leader Castle, defeating all challengers and gym bosses as fast as possible.

Downloadable encodes are also available in 640x480 resolution:
Published on 6/22/2016 12:00 AM
Game:
Pokémon Stadium

Genres:
Strategy
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 1.11.4

Archon: The Light and the Dark is Battle Chess to the extreme. Instead of just capturing the opponent's piece upon confrontation, the two pieces are placed in a "combat arena" in which they must fight to the death. The game is won when either all of the opponent's pieces are defeated or all five Magic Squares are held at once.
ShesChardcore uses the latter to complete the game and does it 9.12 seconds faster by skipping a fight done in the previous run. For more details, you can read the submission notes here.
Published 16 days ago
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.8

Defender of the Crown is a strategy game loosely based on the historical novel Ivanhoe. It was originally released by Cinemaware for the Commodore Amiga in 1986, and was later ported to many other home computer systems and game consoles.
In this run, £e Nécroyeur uses luck manipulation and frame precision to complete this game in the fastest time possible.
Published on 7/31/2013 12:00 AM

Godzilla 2: War of the Monsters is a strategy game published by Toho in 1992. It consists of 12 missions, where human war units fight the various monsters from the Godzilla franchise, most notably Godzilla and Mothra.
juef completes all 12 missions in record time. It should be noted that the current unassisted record is over 5 hours long.

Watch this run being played back on a real console.
Published on 1/16/2022 12:00 AM
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.7

L'Empereur is a military strategy game. The game takes place during the violent aftermath of the French Revolution and follows the rise and fall of Napoleon Bonaparte who became one of the most popular and charismatic leaders of France.
You start as an officer in charge of the military and local city affairs. Later in your career, you become the French First Consul and finally the Emperor and take up the responsibilities that come with it. You can only rise in rank if you have gained the support of the people.
Jigwally corrupts save data during a mid-frame reset to complete the game in record time.
Published on 11/10/2019 12:00 AM

Nobunaga's Ambition (信長の野望) is a turn-based strategy role-playing simulation video game. One of the first games in its genre, it was first released in March 1983 by the Japanese video game developer Koei.
Here CogneatoSwitch strategizes and luck manipulates around many obstacles, beating an hours long game in 12 minutes.

Downloadable encodes have the author's commentary as soft subtitles.
Published on 9/11/2015 12:00 AM
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.10.0

North & South is a humorous, cartoony kind of game about an incredibly bloody war. In it, you move army units around on a board until you approach your opponent, at which point a battle occurs.
JWinslow23 goes the extra mile and takes away all the states from the South in record time.
Published on 4/24/2016 12:00 AM

North & South is a humorous, cartoony kind of game about an incredibly bloody war. In it, you move army units around on a board until you approach your opponent, at which point a battle occurs.
This team effort improves the predecessor movie by MESHUGGAH alone by 00:16.37 seconds.

You can watch the complete run being played back on a console.
Published on 12/24/2017 12:00 AM
Game:
North & South

Genres:
Action
Strategy
Emulator Version:
FCEUX 2.2.3

Overlord is a real-time strategic warfare game where the player must manage large standing armies, economic capital, and political stability throughout a number of extra-dimensional star systems.
As the dictatorial ruler of the Epsilon Galaxy, the player has obtained complete, indisputable authority. However, during a scientific experiment in hyperdrive technology, Epsilon scientists discovered four "buffer" dimensions, each containing a number of barren planets that exist between the Epsilon Galaxy and another alien dimension. Unfortunately, the most powerful empires from these alternate dimensions have also just discovered these zones through their own experiments. The player must battle these alien species for control of these buffer worlds, to ensure that their rule in the Epsilon Galaxy remains intact.
FatRatKnight and link_7777 complete the game on the hardest difficulty in record time.
Published on 7/19/2020 12:00 AM

Romance of the Three Kingdoms II is the second in the Romance of the Three Kingdoms series of turn-based strategy games produced by Koei and based on a historical novel. Players choose from one of six scenarios that determine the initial layout of power in ancient China. The scenarios loosely depict allegiances and territories controlled by the warlords as according to the novel, although gameplay does not follow events in the novel after the game begins.
Published on 3/18/2020 12:00 AM

Solitaire is a family of single-player card games. The particular form featured on the NES is called Klondike, and you can find it distributed with many desktop operating systems, such as Windows.
This run improves the previous one by completing 34 frames sooner.
Watch this run being played back on a real console.
Published on 6/13/2021 12:00 AM
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.6.1

Spy vs. Spy is a game based on the famous MAD cartoon of the same name. In it, the two spies each try to collect items and then leave the embassy by plane. This gives for some interesting route planning, and at one point the author even lets his spy die so as to get the quickest time possible.
Published on 11/14/2012 12:00 AM

Where in Time Is Carmen Sandiego? is an educational game by Brøderbund Software, ported to the NES in 1991. It aims to teach geography and history by taking the player through time to find clues, collect warrants, and capture Carmen and her crooked henchmen!
It's the fifth game in a detective mystery franchise noted for its longevity, educational value, and positive cultural representation.
As with Prince of Persia 2, the enormous amount of luck manipulation needed to play this game optimally was calculated entirely by a bot written by the author of this run, Bobo the King. For more on this impressive program, see the author's creative submission text.
Published on 11/27/2012 12:00 AM

Astérix: The Gallic War is a light-hearted action-strategy hybrid game featuring the popular Asterix comic book characters. You play as Asterix, Obelix and the rest of the Celtic Gaul army as they war with the Romans, led by Caesar, who have seized all but one territory from the Gaul Empire. After gathering your army, you must capture lands adjacent to yours by either clearing a platforming segment, a mini-game like throwing a Roman as far as possible or combat sequences.
wesen runs through the game in record time.
Published on 11/20/2017 12:00 AM

Hogs of War is a turn-based strategy video game developed by Infogrames Sheffield House and published by Infogrames, released for the PlayStation in 2000.
The game is set in the First World War-era where anthropomorphic pigs engage in combat. Hogs of War features 3D graphics, a single-player career mode, and multiplayer.
Published on 6/18/2019 12:00 AM

One Piece Mansion (ワンピースマンション Wan Piisu Manshon) is a strategy video game that was developed and published by Capcom for the PlayStation in 2001. It is unrelated to the popular anime and manga series One Piece.
The storyline of One Piece Mansion revolves around a successful landlord called Polpo. At the start of the game, Polpo's little sister is kidnapped by the owner of a rival mansion, Chocola. It is the player's job to battle through levels meeting Chocola's objectives and to eventually free Polpo's little sister.
Published on 6/18/2017 12:00 AM
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.12.2

In this Lemmings-inspired game, your goal is to herd sheep across 28 hazard-filled levels so they can be rescued by their educated alien cousins. You play as one of the four sheep herders. These are the humans and dogs Bo Pee, Adem Halfpint, Motly and Shep. You herd four breeds of sheep and have to protect them from the evil Mr. Pear.
dekutony goes through the game's training mode in record time.
Published 14 days ago
Game:
Sheep

Genres:
Puzzle
Strategy
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.4.2

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

Note: The ending FMV cutscene has some graphical errors due to inaccurate emulation
Published on 7/27/2013 12:00 AM
Emulator Version:
PSXjin v2.0.2

Electronic Arts brings Blizzard's best-selling strategy game to the PlayStation and Saturn in this release. They've combined all the missions from Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness and its expansion pack, Beyond the Dark Portal, into one package.
You take charge of either the humans and elves or the orcish hordes for control of the lands of Azeroth. Eventually you work through the dark portal and into the orcs' homeland. You take charge of either side as you work through more than 20 missions per side in the fight for survival.
New features for the console release include an auto-build option, where you can set a queue of units to be produced, and the ability to select sixteen units at a time instead of the PC's nine.
This run by Flip plays through the Humans' Tides of Darkness campaign.
For a run of the Orc Campaign by the same author, see this run.
Published on 3/19/2014 12:00 AM

Electronic Arts brings Blizzard's best-selling strategy game to the PlayStation and Saturn in this release. They've combined all the missions from Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness and its expansion pack, Beyond the Dark Portal, into one package.
You take charge of either the humans and elves or the orcish hordes for control of the lands of Azeroth. Eventually you work through the dark portal and into the orcs' homeland. You take charge of either side as you work through more than 20 missions per side in the fight for survival.
New features for the console release include an auto-build option, where you can set a queue of units to be produced and the ability to select sixteen units at a time instead of the PC's nine.
This run by Flip plays through the Orcish Horde's Beyond the Dark Portal campaign.
For a run of the Human Expansion by the same author, see this run.
Published on 12/30/2015 12:00 AM

Electronic Arts brings Blizzard's best-selling strategy game to the PlayStation and Saturn in this release. They've combined all the missions from Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness and its expansion pack, Beyond the Dark Portal, into one package.
You take charge of either the humans and elves or the orcish hordes for control of the lands of Azeroth. Eventually you work through the dark portal and into the orcs' homeland. You take charge of either side as you work through more than 20 missions per side in the fight for survival.
New features for the console release include an auto-build option, where you can set a queue of units to be produced and the ability to select sixteen units at a time instead of the PC's nine.
This run by Flip plays through the Humans' Beyond the Dark Portal campaign.
For a run of the Orc Expansion by the same author, see this run.
Published on 1/24/2017 12:00 AM

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

You can read the author's commentary in the YouTube stream by enabling closed captions.
Published on 12/10/2019 12:00 AM

Yu-Gi-Oh! Forbidden Memories is a card based video game. The rules are one of the simplified prototypes made while developing the trading card game from the manga. The player controls Yugi, who pieces together the millenium puzzle, travels to ancient Egypt, and defeats evil.
In this run, GenericMadScientist barely uses Fusion to overpower the enemies unlike the previous run and manipulates his way to get Meteor B. Dragon early, then beat most duels in 2 turns, thereby saving 12 minutes and 58.68 seconds.
Published on 4/14/2017 12:00 AM

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 12:00 AM

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 12:00 AM

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 12:00 AM

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 12:00 AM

Rampart is a tower defense video game from 1990, released on many plaforms including the SNES. Along with the 2/3 player battle modes, the SNES game also contained a more expansive single player campaign with just under 50 levels. The game follows a 3-phase system: battle → repair → place cannons → battle. Failing to build a wall around a castle results in losing a life, where destroying all enemy ships completes the level.
In this TAS, Natetheman223 aims to cover as much land as possible, while having fun by making some cool designs, and pretty much making a fool out of the enemy ships.
Published on 4/5/2022 12:00 AM
Game:
Rampart

Genres:
Action
Strategy
Tags:
Playaround
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.7

Skipp and Friends: Unexpected Journey is a homebrew puzzle game for the SNES starring three furry friends: Skipp, Wedge, and Apple. They have been kidnapped by aliens, and it's only with their special abilities that they can escape and return home before time runs out. Think of the gameplay as like The Lost Vikings, but with a faux-isometric view and single-player only.
Dacicus utilizes a rather deep understanding of the game's mechanics and bugs to complete the game as fast as possible. You can read their notes here and watch a video of the same run with an included status display for each character here.
Published 26 days ago

2048 is a very popular puzzle game that has received ports to every console possible. The gameplay is simple: combine blocks so they can add up to 2048. (Most ports allow you to go above 2048, but the Uzebox port is unable to.) p0008874 decides to achieve that goal as fast as possible in this run.
You can download the ROM for the game here and the source code here.
Published 28 days ago
Game:
2048

Genres:
Puzzle
Strategy
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.8


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  1. Video and audio content must not be changed (including the pointers to this site).
  2. The movies must be prominently labeled as tool-assisted speedruns.
  3. The actual player(s) (always shown at this site) must be properly credited.
Do not label them with speculations. If unsure, ask the site staff for details.