Tool-assisted movies (141)

Cabbage Patch Kids: Adventure in the Park was released for the Colecovision. A version was also ported by Coleco to the Atari 2600, which went unreleased due to the video game crash of 1983.
Published on 3/15/2020

Crazy Balloon is an unofficial port of the 1980s arcade underdog, which is the grandfather of games like Kuru Kuru Kururin.
In Crazy Balloon you must carefully navigate your balloon through many levels full of different dangers. As if navigating these treacherous mazes wasn't already nail-biting, you will encounter additional hazards such as moving spikes and Hurricane Man, who will try to blow you against a spiked wall!
Watch as Alyosha smoothly guides the balloon through all 20 levels of the game.
Published on 12/31/2019
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.3.2

Halo 2600 is a port of the classic game Halo to the Atari 2600, created by Ed Fries.
This run by Alyosha exploits a glitch that allows Master Chief to effectively phase through walls, allowing him to reach the endgame boss before you even know what's happening.
Published on 12/31/2019

Heart Like a Wheel for Atari 2600 is an unreleased Prototype. It's nearly-finished and fully-playable. It was based on a 1983 movie of the same name.
The game was programmed in 1983, but never commercially released due to the movie's bad sales and 1980s game crash.
Published on 1/29/2021
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.5.2

Princess Rescue is a homebrew game that's inspired by the Super Mario series, even following the same general storyline (a princess gets kidnapped by a big, evil, spiked turtle). A look-alike of a famous plumber must save her from its clutches.
This run completes every level without dying a single time, now 1.1 seconds faster than the previous run, thanks to better optimisation. If you want to see this game beaten as quickly as possible, please watch this run.
Published on 6/27/2021

Princess Rescue is a homebrew game that's inspired by the Super Mario series, even following the same general storyline (namely a princess gets kidnapped by a big evil spiked turtle). It is up to a lookalike of a famous plumber to save her from its clutches.
Noxxa and KiwiCracker improve the previous TAS by 0.2 seconds (3 frames), thanks to better optimisation.
Published on 6/27/2021

Super 3D Portals 6 is a bootleg demake of Portal for the Atari 2600 made by Hinchy from the TIGSource forums in 2009.
Don't blink, or else you'll miss the entire run from Arcree, TASeditor and MESHUGGAH as they think with 2D portals!
This run improves upon the previous publication by 5 frames thanks to optimizations, reducing one of the shortest TASes on even further.
Published on 7/19/2017
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.0

This is a playaround of what is considered the most popular hack of Street Fighter II - Championship Edition. The hack was found in bootlegged arcade cabinets throughout the world, surpassing the original in availability in some places.
This hack features several modifications, such as the ability to change characters mid-match, teleportation, midair special moves, and new projectile attacks. Capcom later incorporated some of these new moves into Street Fighter 2 Turbo.
In this run, the author shows off all the fighters and makes good use of some of the craziness added to the game. He also shows off quite a few glitches that are quite amusing to see.

Note: As it is widely available in stand-alone form, no patch is available or necessary.
Published on 8/27/2010

Kama Sutra is a 32-level Doom 2 megawad released in March of 2005, created by Adolf "Gusta" Vojta and Jakub "method man" Razak, a pair of Czech speedrunners. They are together known as the "KSteam" after this project.
This run uses Skill 4, Ultra-Violence. This is the most common skill level used in the Doom speedrunning and TAS community.
Published on 10/10/2015

Mario & Luigi for MS-DOS is an independent game created by aspiring coder Mike Wiering in 1994. Although it's limited in some ways, the game is reasonably solid and shows decent smooth-scrolling graphics for a 25MHz 486.
Here, veteran DOS TASer Ilari uses tricks requiring exacting precision to squeeze every last millisecond out of this 6 level game.
Published on 11/11/2012
Emulator Version:
JPC-RR r11

Newer Super Mario Bros. DS is a hack of New Super Mario Bros. that adds entirely new levels and custom enemies, bosses, music and graphics to the DS game. The hack also modifies the Blue Shell of the original game into the Hammer Suit from Super Mario Bros. 3.
In this TAS by Soig, the Hammer Suit is heavily abused to beat the hack in record time.
Published on 2/4/2018
Uses warps
Emulator Version:
DeSmuME 0.9.9

Newer Super Mario Bros. DS is a hack of New Super Mario Bros. that adds entirely new levels and custom enemies, bosses, music and graphics to the DS game. The hack also modifies the Blue Shell of the original game into the Hammer Suit from Super Mario Bros. 3.
Soig collects all Star Coins in every level of the game and spends them all in record time.
Published on 11/19/2018

You Have to Burn the Rope is a very hard game. You have to burn the rope there.
More seriously, this is a Nintendo DS port of an intentionally trivial Flash game created by the Swedish student Kian "Mazapán" Bashiri. It was created as a satire, specifically to make fun of other games that limit the player's interaction by being easy, linear, or heavily controlled and jokingly ask at which point these games also cease to be games. -Bashiri
EZGames69 celebrates the new NDS support in BizHawk by improving the previous run by 6 frames.
Published on 1/7/2022
A/V files:
A/V file via Mirror
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.7

Black Castle is a homebrew game by User0x7f inspired by Castlevania and Fortress of Fear. There are 4 weapons for the player to use to fight through 4 levels of sidescroller platforming, each ending with a boss fight.
CasualPokePlayer uses the mace weapon and a bit of lag reduction to clear the castle's 4 levels in record time.

You can watch the complete run played back on console
Published on 6/5/2021
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.5.1

Super Mario 4 (also known as Super Mario Land 4) is an unlicensed bootleg game, which is a hack of the Game Boy game Crayon Shin-Chan 4, originally by Bandai. The hack changes a large amount of content. The level design is completely different and is the main subject of the game's criticism due to the borderline unfair increase in difficulty when compared to Crayon Shin-Chan 4. The game has four levels, and each of them is incredibly lengthy.
Published on 4/12/2018
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.2.2

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

This movie obsoletes the seemingly shorter "game end glitch" branch because the "glitch" in question was found to be a level select sequence.
Published on 2/18/2016
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.11.2

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

You can watch the complete run being played back on a console.
Published on 12/5/2020
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.4.2

Tobu Tobu Girl was originally part of the third GBJam game jam and was later fleshed out to this arcade platformer you see here.
Your cat is floating into space and you must jump, dash and flap against the clock to retrieve your pet before it's too late.
Published on 3/31/2019
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.3.1

Digimon Ruby (also known as Digimon Rury, as it is written on its box-art) is a bootleg role-playing game developed by Taiwanese bootleg game developer Vast Fame, released circa 2003. As with other Vast Fame games, it is best known for its rather spotty grasp of the English language.

The YouTube encode includes commentary in the form of soft subtitles.
Published on 6/30/2020

Mo Jie Qibing (魔戒奇兵 "Lord of the Rings") is a bootleg action game developed by Taiwanese bootleg game developer Vast Fame and released in 2003. It is a top-down shooting game in the vein of Pocky & Rocky - in fact, it even uses the engine from Kiki KaiKai Advance (known as Pocky & Rocky with Becky in the US), which Vast Fame are rumored to have obtained legitimately from its developers. This game's US release was translated as The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, but the movie scenes that appear before each stage are captured from The Fellowship of the Ring.
Players take control of their favorite The Lord of the Rings character analog (Alice, Glenda, Jerry, Shredder, or Roger), and shoot their way through 8 enemy-infested locales (such as a desert full of cacti) that bear little resemblance to any place in the source material that the game is ostensibly based on. Each world has 1 or 2 stages, and ends with a boss fight.
Watch as Noxxa blazes through the game on hard mode with record-setting alacrity, using the fire-flinging wizard Gandalf Glenda for his slow-moving secondary projectiles that shred bosses. Both the camera and luck are manipulated in this run to get to the final encounter with Sauron (?) as quickly as possible - see the author's notes for a detailed breakdown.
Published on 9/28/2020

Zook Man ZX4 (路克人ZX4) is a Game Boy Advance game by Vast Fame and the third known game in their Zook series. It is based loosely on the Rockman X games.
The game spans eight levels including an intro stage and a final boss rush. Several enemies are taken from Rockman X and Rockman 8, with the bosses being either recycled from previous Zook Hero games or being edits from other official Megaman games. The main character's design is based off of X.
This game was run as part of TASVideos' Dream Team Contest 6, and this TAS was built on a combination of multiple submissions of said contest - hence the high number of authors.
Published on 11/19/2017

Devil Island, also known as Emo Dao (惡魔島), is an action role-playing bootleg game for the Game Boy Color developed by Vast Fame. It copies Konami's Japan-exclusive NES game, Getsu Fuuma Den, with its gameplay. The game's aesthetics are styled after the Castlevania franchise, also by Konami. Much like Castlevania, the player's default weapon is a whip, except it can be held down for rapid fire.
This run beats the predecessor movie by 00:14.01 seconds by using new save glitches.
Published on 10/8/2020

Donkey Kong 5 is an unlicensed game created by Sintax. A dragon named Lombado has abducted Sodoma, a fairy responsible for taking care of the world's plants. In her absence, the plants all wither, leaving Donkey Kong without his beloved bananas. The starving ape decides to go on a journey to save Sodoma and all of the plants.
The game features content "borrowed" from many other games. See how many game "references" you can spot!
This run by k80may beats the game in under 5 minutes using precision and a hovering trick.
Published on 4/26/2015

Harry Potter 2: The Black Art Wtrstle Edition is Game Boy Color game made by a Taiwan developer, BBD. It is a 2D platformer that is based on the first book of the Harry Potter series. In it, the player must collect a specific number of items (such as challenge stars, wizard cards, and golden finches) then bring them to the end of the stage to continue.
It is unclear where the typo in the game name comes from exactly, but that's the title this version it is known under.
Published on 12/2/2018

Pokémon Adventure is an unlicensed GameBoy game released in 2000 by Yong Yong. This is actually a hack of another Yong Yong game called Sonic Adventure 7, which was a hack of Sonic 3D Blast 5, also released by Yong Yong.
Published on 10/14/2016

This version of Pokémon: Platinum Edition is a pirate game made by Sintax in 2005. It has nothing to do with Nintendo's official Platinum Version released in 2009 on the Nintendo DS.
Watch as dekutony abuses glitches in the game to increase the FPS and fall through walls, improving the previous publication by 00:09.49 seconds.
Published on 3/19/2018

Rockman DX3, also known as Zook Hero 2, is an an unlicensed pirate game developed by Vast Fame that rips gameplay off the Rockman X series. Just like Rockman X, there are eight stages, and six of them contain a boss who gives you his weapon upon defeat. The protagonist, Zook, also has abilities nearly identical to those of X. Despite these similarities, the code and graphics appear to be completely original and the music is actually decent.
Unlike the other run of this game, this run uses a release that doesn't have all stages unlocked from the start, which means all bosses must be defeated and all upgrades obtained first before Zook can tackle the final stages.
We also have a run of this game's prequel, Zook Hero Z.
Published on 4/5/2014
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.6.1
Additional Downloads:
(Converted to .lsmv)

Zook Hero Z (Chinese title: 路克英雄 Z, also known as Zook Z, Luke the Hero Z, and alternatively released as Rockman DX6) is an unlicensed bootleg game developed by Vast Fame Co. Ltd. (also known as "V. Fame" or in Chinese as 廣譽科技有限公司 (Kwong Yu Technology Co., Ltd.) ). It's the first game of the Zook series by Vast Fame (which includes sequel titles Rockman DX3 (also known as Zook Hero 2) and Rockman & Crystal (also known as Zook Hero ZX4 or Zook Hero 3) ). Zook Hero Z is heavily inspired by both the classic Mega Man series and the Mega Man X series, to the point of using the sound engine of Mega Man V.
We also have a run of the sequel game Rockman DX3.
Published on 4/19/2016

Bible Adventures is one of many unlicensed games produced by Wisdom Tree. This particular game offers three modes of play.
This run plays through the "Baby Moses" mode, of how his mother "got a papyrus basket for him ... and placed the child in it and put it ... along the bank of the Nile". This apparently entails avoiding a horde of enemies in the process.
Thus, before Moses can let his people go, Aglar goes as fast as possible by taking a page from the wrong Bible book and walking on water (wouldn't that have made crossing the Red Sea just a little bit easier?) as well as directly through many of the enemies and obstacles preventing one from reaching the right edge of the level.
Published on 6/24/2011
A/V files:
A/V file via Mirror
Emulator Version:

The Genesis version of Double Dragon, released by Accolade without license from Sega, is considered the most faithful port of the original arcade game. In addition, due to the more powerful hardware on the Genesis, the slowdown problems from the original 8-bit game have been fixed.
In this movie, mamuuuut kicks, punches, whips, and jumps his way through the game, making short work of any Black Warriors that dare to challenge him. This run beats the predecessor movie by 00:26.78 seconds.
For more beat 'em up action, see the runs of the Arcade and NES versions.
Published on 2/14/2019

Iron Man is an unlicensed bootleg Genesis game, made by a Russian developer team (best known as the Unknown Russian Developers, said to be known as Kudos or Kudos-Game) and released circa 2014. The same developers have made many bootleg Genesis games based off various licenses, including Mario 3: Around the World, Mario 4: Space Odyssey, Ben 10, and many more.
Noxxa runs through the 120 screens of this game in record time.
Published on 5/5/2016
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.11.6

This is a hacked version of Sonic the Hedgehog. The title character is replaced by his rival, Knuckles. The levels remain unchanged.
There is more than just an appearance change to this game. Knuckles' abilities remain intact. If you haven't seen Sonic the Hedgehog completed before, you may wish to do so before seeing what a character with a spindash and gliding can accomplish.
Contrary to the previously published movie, this TAS forgoes zips, as it shows off the hack better.
Note: An IPS patch for the hack can be downloaded here. It must be patched to REV 00.
Published on 2/18/2021

MK5: Mortal Combat - Sub Zero is a pirated port of Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero for PlayStation and Nintendo 64, made for the Mega Drive and SNES by an unknown company. This game uses the system of Mortal Kombat Mythologies in that it's a cross between fighting and side-scrolling.
Published on 12/1/2018

Pocket Monster is a relatively infamous bootleg game, based on the Pokemon franchise. Despite its infamy, it's a relatively generic platformer.
This run by zoboner beats the game in less then eight minutes.
Published on 12/1/2016

Pocket Monster II is an unlicensed game made by DVS Electronic Co. for the Sega Genesis. It stars Pikachu as he fights other Pocket Monsters, or Pokémon, across four stages using Poké Balls and melee attacks. While some of the graphics are taken from other games, the music tracks are original and adapted from the Pokémon TV show's songs.
The author, dekutony, abuses several minor glitches throughout the run to beat the game in under four minutes.
Published on 9/27/2015

After having defeated the evil Grand Vizier Jaffar, the brave Prince claimed just one reward: the hand of the beautiful daughter of the Persian Sultan. However, as the Prince approached the palace, his appearance suddenly turned into that of a beggar. Someone who looked just like the Prince ordered to throw him out. It turns out that Jaffar is alive and back for vengeance. Banished from the palace, the unfortunate Prince must travel to faraway lands and find a way to defeat the villain.
eien86 rescues the princess from Jaffar's evil clutches in record time.

Note: in order to playback this movie, you need to apply a patch fix to the rom that fixes a bug where jumping on the horse doesn't bring you to the next stage, you can download that ISP here
Published on 10/12/2021
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.6.2 (x64) + Genplus-gx r874

Another Sonic 3 & Knuckles TAS, but with Amy Rose this time. Unlike the three main characters, she wields a hammer as her weapon, and WST & marzojr use it to great effect in glitching through the game. For more details, see the run's comments.

Each second link or set of encodes uses a camhack, which forces the camera to focus on Amy while keeping the sprites on the foreground layer.
Published on 12/25/2014

Mario had a hell of a time in Sonic's world on NES, so he gave Sonic his world and some crap controls on Genesis.
Published on 9/30/2014

Squirrel King is a platform video game produced, without license from Sega, by the Taiwanese developer Gamtec for the Mega Drive. Gamtec is also responsible for the development of a number of other games, including many for the Gamate handheld system.
It appears to be loosely based upon Capcom's Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers video games for the Nintendo Entertainment System, sharing its gameplay mechanics, although it is not licensed by Disney. As in the aforementioned game, the main character must throw crates at the enemies in order to defeat them.
This game was eventually used as the basis for the unofficial Mega Drive Super Mario World game. Some of the levels in this game have their background music based on that of the Super NES video game Donkey Kong Country.
Published on 2/22/2011

Super Mario World 64 is a pirated port of the SNES Super Mario World, made for the Sega Mega Drive by an unknown developer, at an unknown date (but most likely after the original release of Super Mario 64 in 1996).
In the game you play as Mario alone; Yoshi makes no appearance whatsoever. Holding A allows you to run, but the distance required before Mario starts running is longer than expected, making careful jumps that require the distance a bit tricky. Control in general is also very stiff.
Published on 7/27/2017

This is a hacked version of Sonic the Hedgehog. The title character is replaced by his sidekick, Miles "Tails" Prower. The levels remain unchanged.
There is more than just an appearance change to this game. Tails' abilities remain intact. If you haven't seen Sonic the Hedgehog completed before, you may wish to do so before seeing what a character with flight and a spindash can accomplish.
In this run, marzojr improves his previous attemp by 00:57.82 seconds.
There is a run with Knuckles in Sonic the hedhehog hack, It replaces Tails with Knuckles and flying with gliding.
There is also the original run of Sonic the Hedgehog done by Aglar in record time without the advantage of spindash and gliding/flying.

Note: An IPS patch for the hack can be downloaded here: . It must be patched to REV 00.
Published on 1/16/2014

The Lion King 2 is a bootleg game for the Sega Genesis that follows Simba on an adventure through China.
EZGames69 exploits several movement glitches to quickly reach the celebratory fireworks.
This movie has a full Atlas Map encode, which shows the standard encode overlaid on a zoomed out map.
Published on 3/7/2019
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.3.1

Mari0 is a PC game created by in 2012 that combines the classic Super Mario Bros. with the puzzle-platformer Portal by giving Mario a portal gun. The game launched with 2 "mappacks", with the one most people played being the Super Mario Bros. mappack containing the original set of levels. This TAS instead showcases the other mappack which features 18 Portal-inspired puzzles spread across 9 different levels.
lexikiq and Masterjun improve the previous publication by 10.43 seconds, mainly thanks to using four players to plow through the levels and abusing tricks that are only possible in multiplayer.
There's an alternate YouTube encode provided by the authors that shows this TAS as it was shown at AGDQ2019 (featuring four TASBots instead of four Marios as well as a game timer).
Published on 1/28/2019

Mari0 is a PC game created by in 2012 that combines the classic Super Mario Bros. with the puzzle-platformer Portal by giving Mario a portal gun. The game launched with 2 "mappacks", with the one most people played being the Super Mario Bros. mappack containing the original set of levels.
This time around, Masterjun, lexikiq and dwangoAC play through the Super Mario Bros. mappack in record time.
We also have a run of the Portal mappack.

Due to the overall sheer speed of the movie, the second set of encodes play back the movie at 25% of the regular speed.
Published on 7/20/2019

Order of Twilight is a My Little Pony game created for a 48-hour programming competition. You play as the dreaming pony Twilight and must complete 12 screens worth of content to clear her mind of chaos. The main feature of the game is the spell system, which allows you to perform magic abilities. These abilities include rotating gravity, teleporting, and creating cubes.
Published on 12/8/2018
Emulator Version:
libTAS 1.3.1

Super Mario 64: The Green Stars is a Super Mario 64 rom hack made by Kampel, released in August 2013. Also listed under "hacking" in the credits are Kaze, Frauber and VL-Tone.
The hack has a number of differences compared to the original game, such as an increased count of 130 stars, harder level design, and (as the title implies) green stars. The game is intended as a fan-made sequel to Super Mario 64, and is often praised for feeling very similar to the original game.
The trio of authors power through the hack with incredible speed, showcasing the various levels and landscapes, abusing the game's programming errors, and collecting all 130 stars in under 100 minutes.
Note: There are encodes of higher resolution in the discussion thread.
Published on 10/16/2017

Super Mario 74 is a Super Mario 64 ROM hack made by Lugmillord in 2011. It introduces new harder levels, custom music and a greater amount of Stars to collect.
The hack often pokes fun at both the player and the original game. Most of the dialogue is silly or sarcastic and some star names are deliberately unclear to give the player no help in finding them.
First-time TASer homerfunky uses the game's various glitches to blast through the hack, finishing with all 151 stars in less than two hours.
Published on 4/10/2015

Wildwaters (also known as "Extreme Kayak" and "X-Stream") is a cancelled racing game that was in development by Looking Glass Studios for the Nintendo 64 in 1998-1999. The project was announced at E3 1999 by the company's publisher, Ubisoft, while the studio was working on Destruction Derby 64 (released in the same year), but sadly it was discontinued the following year. The game features an engine with real waterflow physics on the river, an impressive feat on the N64.
In this run, Swordless Link completes the first level (the only playable one), using the fastest character and abusing rocks, walls, and everything in his path!
Published on 5/8/2012

Even the worst video games ever made can make for a good TAS.
This movie speedily plays through "The Cheetahmen", game #52 of a compilation of horrid games called Action 52. While the game is pretty horrible in general, it has a rather catchy BGM.
EZGames69 and Samsara improve the previous movie by 44.76 seconds, thanks to better optimisation and using a warp in the 5th level to spawn the last boss early in a glitched up level.
There are also two published runs of the unreleased sequel, Cheetahmen II. One plays through all the levels, whilst the other starts from level 5 from power-on, due to abusing the fact that some games do not initialize their states before reading them.
Published on 7/16/2021

Aladdin (阿拉丁 in Chinese) is a port of the SNES version of the game of the same name, made by Hummer Team in 1995. The game is one of the more well known pirate ports, because it is very faithful to the original game and because it is a bootleg of very high quality, unlike other bootleg ports from more powerful platforms.
Published on 3/22/2018

Alter Ego is an NES homebrew port of a ZX Spectrum puzzle game of the same name. You control a character who can switch places with his shadow a limited number of times in each stage. The goal is to collect all the items without touching any enemies. To further complicate matters, the blue-outlined items can only be collected by the shadow, whereas the pink-outlined items can only be collected by the main player.
This hardly stops aiqiyou, though, who barely avoids death in a number of puzzles and finishes in record time, while also improving the previous movie by 00:05.44 seconds.

You can watch the complete run being played back on a console.
Published on 3/13/2020
Emulator Version:
FCEUX 2.2.3

Angry Birds is a series of games in which players use a slingshot to launch birds at pigs. This NES version, as opposed to the version developed by Nice Code, is a bootleg made by an unknown developer. This one is notable for having all of the music and background noise and most of the sound effects stored as DPCM samples.
ThunderAxe31 plays through all of the levels in record time.
Published on 5/1/2020
Emulator Version:
FCEUX 2.2.3

Angry Birds is a series of games in which players use a slingshot to launch birds at pigs. This NES version is a bootleg made by the Chinese company Nice Code, and was included on some portable Famicom clones. It is not related to the other NES port made by an unknown developer.
In this run, ThunderAxe31 eliminates the pigs as quickly as possible while also maximizing the score.
Published on 4/30/2020

Battle City: Zeng Ge Hack is a Battle City hack made by Zeng Ge (also known as zyr2288). It features complete overhaul of the game and lots of challenging, novel mechanics that weren't present in the original.
Soig uses TAS tools to beat this game as fast as possible. Even though he makes it look easy, it still remains clear how hard this game is for a regular human.
Published on 7/17/2019
2 Players
Emulator Version:
FCEUX 2.2.3

Battle Kid 2: Mountain of Torment is the sequel to Battle Kid: Fortress of Peril and was released in 2012. Inspired from I Wanna Be The Guy and other classic platformers, this game follows the same format of having a large map in Metroidvania style where one has a large map to freely explore and must venture to various parts of it. You always die in one hit (3 hits for easy difficulty), but there are unlimited lives and a password system that allows you to continue where you left off. In total, there are over 650 rooms, 25 enemy types, 13 boss battles, 42 music tracks, and more bonus features this time around.
This time around, Timmy ventures through a mountain base (hence the subtitle "Mountain of Torment") to thwart the villains' plans once more.
This is an improvement of 29.60 seconds compared to the predecessor movie
Published on 2/29/2020

Battle Kid: Fortress of Peril may look old, but it's actually released in 2010! It's still possible to buy a new NES cartridge of this game online!
Mainly inspired by the PC game I Wanna Be the Guy, this game is classic platforming action, where anything can kill the player in one single hit. While it's not unfair (as opposed to I Wanna Be the Guy), it's still really hard.
Aglar collects every item and key before going to the last area, and takes the right path to get to the best ending, all of this on the hardest difficulty possible and without taking any damage!
Published on 4/24/2011

Battle Kid: Fortress of Peril may look old, but it's actually released in 2010. It's still possible to buy a new NES cartridge of this game online.
Mainly inspired by the PC game I Wanna Be the Guy, this game is classic platforming action, where anything can kill the player in one single hit. Actually... not anymore!
Published on 12/30/2019

Bible Adventures is a collection of three platformer games in one. Each game is (very loosely) based on a story from the Bible. Gameplay itself has very little biblical connection.
  • Noah's Ark - Noah collects animals and food in preparation for the flood.
  • Baby Moses - Moses' mother must carry baby Moses past Egyptian guards, spiders, and birds to reach a safe place to put him in the Nile.
  • David & Goliath - David must first gather sheep that have wandered off, then he can go to battle against Goliath.
Published on 10/3/2016
Emulator Version:
FCEUX 2.2.3

Bible Buffet: a turn-based board game with action stages and bible quizzes. In it, you spin a spinner and move the number of spaces it says.
When you land on your spot, if it is just a regular spot, you play an action game for points, weapons, hearts, etc. If it has a red circle, you spin again. If the space you land on has a red circle connected to another red circle by dashes, you move forward or backwards to the second circle. If the space has a red circle with a question mark in it, you take a pop quiz of three trivia questions then get to select either a key, a heart or move ahead one, two, three or four spaces.
When you spin, if you get the book instead of a number, you get a pop quiz of three questions. If you get the happy face, something good happens like move ahead ten spaces, get a key, get a heart, etc. If you get the sad face, something bad happens like lose your turn, move back 1 space and lose your turn, and so on.
Invariel and Spikestuff reach the end of the board in record time.
Published on 9/3/2016

Bio Force Ape was a game developed by SETA set to be released in 1991 for the Nintendo Entertainment System. After SETA folded, a prototype cart was picked up by Lost Levels, who then released it to the public. In this prototype, you take control of a genetically altered super chimpanzee with pro wrestling-style moves and guide him through a hi-tech maze to rescue his adopted family. Why wasn't this released again?
In this run, the author, RT-55J, tries to complete the game in the fastest in-game time. To do this, he uses many exploits that might have been removed if this game was actually released. For more details, as always, please see the author's notes.
Published on 5/6/2011

Bio Hazard is an unlicensed demake of Resident Evil for the NES by Waixing. Its Mandarin name is 生化危机 Bio Hazard, where "生化危机" means "Resident Evil." The game's physics and aesthetics are based off of the GB game Resident Evil Gaiden.
Like the 3D game it is based on, this game requires the player to navigate a zombie-infested mansion while managing inventory space, ammunition, and puzzle items. Unlike the original Resident Evil however, shooting zombies is accomplished via a mini-game where a moving reticle must be stopped when in range of a target. Also unlike the original game, ammunition does not stack, and items are not droppable.
Spikestuff and Samsara take a pacifist-leaning approach to conflict and complete the game in record time through careful planning and routing.
Published on 3/11/2021
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.5.2

Created by an Asian pirate developer, Koko Adventure was released in Korea in 1993. The game was planned to be released unlicensed in America as Buzz and Waldog, but was cancelled before it could hit store shelves.
The game's pirate origins are obviously visible - many of the graphics are ripped from popular games like Super Mario Bros. and Sonic the Hedgehog, and the sound effects are borrowed from Tiny Toon Adventures.
This is the author's second submission of this game, and improves on the previous one by skipping intermission screens faster.
Published on 6/23/2012

Cheetahmen II is the unfinished sequel to game #52 of Action 52. The game contains 6 of the 10 levels originally proposed, in which the player takes control of Apollo, Hercules, and Aries, switching off every two levels.
This is the first movie to abuse the fact that some games do not initialize their states before reading them, which in this case results in one of the cart registers randomly taking a certain value that can force the game to start from level 5 on power-on.
Since the game really behaves like that on the console, it was decided to allow presetting such truly random bits on the emulator side. Read the submission text and its discussion thread for more details.
We also have an "all levels" TAS for this game, done on the patched ROM due to a bug in the original game preventing the player from progressing past level 4.
Published on 11/26/2013

Cheetahmen II is the unfinished sequel to game #52 of Action 52. The game contains 6 of the 10 levels originally proposed, in which the player takes control of Apollo, Hercules, and Aries, switching off every two levels.
This run is done with a patched ROM that allows all 6 levels to be played without invoking rare glitches. Here's the run of the original ROM that uses the mapper register glitch to start from level 5.
illayaya saved 00:03.29 seconds over the previous run by using a warp in the third level.
Published on 2/10/2020
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.3.3

The Dizzy series of computer games was one of the most successful computer game brands of the late eighties. They were all based around a central figure, an intelligent egg-like creature called Dizzy.
Dizzy the Adventurer is an enhanced NES port of the sixth game in the series, Dizzy: Prince of the Yolkfolk, completed fast by the use of creative routes and of course, maximum speed.
There is also a run of the second game in the series, Treasure Island Dizzy.

Watch this run being played back on a real console.
Published on 6/30/2007
A/V files:
A/V file via Mirror
Emulator Version:

Donkey Kong Country 4 is an unlicensed "demake" of Donkey Kong Country by Taiwanese pirate developer Hummer Team. The game has 5 stages the player must travel to, each containing several levels and ending with a boss fight from the original game. Gameplay is similar to the official Gameboy Color port of Donkey Kong Country, allowing players to swap Kongs any time they want (provided both are available) by pressing the Select button. Like other games released by Hummer Team, the cartridge this game was released on contains a graphics variation in the ROM, enabled by soldering different points on the PCB, that transforms the game into The Jungle Book 2.
The authors take advantage of Diddy Kong's superior movement speed and an underwater zipping glitch to complete the game in record time.
Published on 12/29/2020
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.4.2

Driar is a homebrew game created in 2012 by David Eriksson and Stefen Adolfsson. It is notable for being an homage to classic NES games with no modern influences whatsoever. No score, no save points, no passwords, no timers, no plot, no hub-world; just a series of single screen levels for you to carefully complete, in order, or until your 10 lives are used up.
In this run, MESHUGGAH moves the eponymous dinosaur through all 38 levels and beats the game in record time.

You can watch the complete run being played back on a console.
Published on 3/19/2013
Emulator Version:
FCEUX 2.2.1

Earthworm Jim 2 (Shin-Shin) is an unlicensed NES port of the SNES/Genesis game "Earthworm Jim 2". This bootleg is a very stripped down version of the original game with only a few levels showing up, including "Anything But Tangerines", "Granny Chair", and "Puppy Love".
There are two versions of the game, one version features less levels than the other version for whatever reason. This TAS by XTREMAL93 plays on the version with more levels and beats it in record time.

We also have a TAS of the official game on Genesis.
Published on 4/28/2021

Extra Mario Bros. is a hack of the original Super Mario Bros. It is noteworthy for being a complete "Metroidvania" game built around the original SMB engine, with very few changes to the engine itself. The five areas in the game are all interconnected (via pipes, naturally), and permanent upgrades have been added to give it a more Metroid-ish feel. (Did I mention the music from Super Metroid? Because there's music from Super Metroid.)
However, despite his newfound ability to return to levels he's visited before and acquire upgrades that don't go away when he dies, Mario still cannot scroll to the left.
This movie collects all of the keys and fights the true final boss but only collects two of the upgrades.

Note: An IPS patch for the hack can be downloaded here.
Published on 8/9/2009
A/V files:
A/V file via Mirror
Emulator Version:
FCEU 0.98.28

Galf is a homebrew NES title from 2017. It originated as a mini-game featured in Golf Story for Nintendo Switch, where the player can play a retro style golf game. A limited release of Galf for NES was released by Limited Run Games, around the same time Golf Story had a physical release.
The game has 9 holes in total, with one of those holes being exclusive to the NES version. The Gameplay is similar to NES Golf with the only different being no view of the golfer themself.
Watch as Wipeoutjack7 soars through each course in record time!

You can watch this run being played back on a console.
Published on 5/2/2021

Unofficial game
Emulator Version:

Notable for once being one of the hardest Super Mario Bros. hacks ever made, Hard Relay Mario (2004) is more like a puzzle game with its cryptic and difficult level layouts.
In this run, made over the course of two and a half years, watch as HappyLee abuses the game engine to its fullest, finishing the game in the time it would normally take to get past the first few obstacles.
To see the game as it was meant to be played, you can also watch HappyLee beat the original game in his "warps" and "warpless" runs.
Note: Due to how similar Air 2 is to this game, this game obsoletes it as it is overall more entertaining to watch.
Watch this run being played back on a real console.
Published on 7/1/2014
Emulator Version:
FCEUX 2.2.1

A boy named Satoshi suffers from a unique type of color blindness — he can only see in black and white. However, he also has a special ability to turn solid objects intangible and vice versa! But despite the amazing power he holds, Satoshi only wants to see like a normal boy. He seeks out an answer to his vision problem in a mystical manor called the Denine Devil Mansion, where he meets a scientist who offers him a game. If Satoshi wins, he might gain the ability to see in color. With that goal in mind, Satoshi accepts the offer and begins the Inversion game.
In each level, Satoshi must collect all of the keys to open the door to the next map. He can use his special ability to change the solidity of all objects in the level and reveal solutions to the game's many puzzles. Springs, moving platforms, vertical conveyor belts and levers can also be used to his advantage.
In this run, MESHUGGAH & jhztfs use a few tricks and a lot of precise movement to help Satoshi beat the game in record time. This run is 00:05.94 seconds faster than the previous version by MESHUGGAH.

You can watch the complete run being played back on a console.
Published on 7/27/2016
Emulator Version:
FCEUX 2.2.2

Inversion is a homebrew game created by Lucas "Dizzy9" Kur. The goal of the game is to collect all of the keys from each map to open a door leading to the next level. The game also features a more challenging level set called the "Extra World", accessible by entering a password.
Here, MESHUGGAH and jhztfs play through the Extra World, using a few tricks and glitches as well as precision to beat this mode as quickly as possible. This run is faster than MESHUGGAH's previous version by 00:01.43 second.
We also have a run of Inversion's main mode.

You can watch the complete run being played back on a console.
Published on 7/27/2016
Emulator Version:
FCEUX 2.2.2

This run further proves that pirate games can be broken not just upon release, but even more so after being TASed.
MESHUGGAH speeds through this unlicensed port of the SNES game based on the movie, using optimized movement and a glitch to jump through the egg pen wall to finish in a mere 00:50.85 seconds.
Published on 1/7/2013

Kaizo Mario Bros. 3 is a ROM hack created by the late Obitus1 designed to challenge the most skilled Super Mario Bros. 3 players, just like the Kaizo Mario World games are designed to challenge the most skilled SMW players (we have a published run of the third iteration right here).
Naturally, Lord Tom forgoes most of the challenges proposed in this hack and showcases some interesting strategies for beating the 22 levels in record time.

The official encodes feature commentary by the author as soft subtitles.
Published on 4/11/2016

Linus Spacehead's Cosmic Crusade is an unlicensed Nintendo game by Codemasters, which is also available licensed on the Genesis as Cosmic Spacehead. The game features a mix of adventure and side-scrolling action.
Here is the plot, according to Wikipedia:
Linus is an alien from the planet Linoleum who crashed into the legendary planet Earth. After returning home and expecting a hero's welcome, Linus soon found his fellow Linomen were skeptical of the existence of the so-called "planet Earth" and decides to return to it, this time with a camera. However, he is flat on the planets' currency, Linobucks, and must deal across the planet to get a new cosmic car and a camera. In his adventures, Linus deals himself out of Linoleum, quashes a robot revolution in Detroitica and gets gas from an abandoned space station.
In this run, watch Bag of Magic Food breeze through this game in just under half an hour with precise playing and some glitches. For plenty of details, including transcriptions of the amusing pieces of dialogue in this game, read the author's lengthy comments.
Published on 1/11/2011

This unlicensed game is based very loosely on the story of Little Red Riding Hood. The protagonist must kick trees and stones to get fruit and treasures in order to progress through 10 rounds, all while avoiding enemies such as bears, cobras, goblins, and hedgehogs.
In this run, Dimon12321 quickly guides Little Red Hood to her grandmother's forest clearing--there's no house to be seen--by manipulating movement and positioning of enemies, items, and the ladders that allow progression from one round to the next.
Published on 1/26/2019

Put on a lizard and go for an adventure!
Choose your lizard carefully. You can find six different ones scattered across the land, each with its own special ability.
You'll need these abilities as you make your difficult journey through many dangerous places. Carefully hop your way to the top of an active volcano. Surf down a surging river. Swim an underwater lake. Ascend a snowy mountaintop. What kind of strange creatures will you meet? Can you unravel the mysteries of Lizard?
juef improves his previous TAS by 35.84 seconds, thanks to a new route.
This movie has a full Atlas Map encode, which shows the standard encode overlaid on a zoomed out map.

Watch this run being played back on a real console.
Published on 2/10/2019
Emulator Version:
FCEUX 2.2.3

Mario Adventure is a hack of Super Mario Bros. 3. These are its most noteworthy characteristics:
  • Mario can keep a power-up in reserve like in Super Mario World, and the change is immediately effective.
  • There is a new power-up, Magic Mario, which allows Mario to stomp on more enemies than otherwise possible, shoot extremely powerful projectiles, and take a few hits before losing the power-up.
  • Graphics are rendered with a custom palette.
  • Almost all levels end with a Boom-Boom battle.
  • There are 7 worlds which Mario can visit in any order, each containing a hidden key.
  • After finding all 7 keys and beating the 7 worlds, Mario can access the 8th world to beat Bowser and win the game.
This movie is an improvement of 45 seconds over the previous effort.
Published on 8/18/2012

Mega Man 4 Voyage is an extensive hack of the original NES game, featuring changes to level design, music, graphics, weapons, enemies, and bosses. The basic "run, jump and shoot" Mega Man mechanic remains intact, and the hack's authors write that it "should be suitable for veterans and casual players alike."
In this run, Baddap1 completes the game as quickly as possible by using the new Speed Boost item, most of the weapons, and general strategies such as luck manipulation and time-saving damage.
This movie obsoletes one done on another hack, Rockman 4 Burst Chaser × Air Sliding. We also have a run of Rockman 4 Minus Infinity.
Published on 4/25/2020

Metal Force is an unlicensed game developed by Open Corp. (who also made Buzz and Waldog) and released in 1994 in South Korea. It is of surprisingly solid quality for an unlicensed title. It controls similarly to classic Mega Man games, except you have two different weapons which you can switch between and upgrade by collecting powerups from enemies. Aside from that, it is a linear adventure comprised of 7 missions, with a boss battle at the end of each. The stages of each mission are quite expansive and packed with enemies and obstacles.
This game was run as part of TASVideos' Dream Team Contest 5, and this TAS was built on a combination of multiple submissions of said contest - hence the high number of authors.
In this TAS, the authors make expansive use of the weapons and the various boosts in order to beat the game in 13 minutes and 9.6 seconds.
Watch this run being played back on a real console.
Published on 2/23/2015

Mickey Mania 7 is a pirated Famicom port of Mickey Mania: The Timeless Adventures of Mickey Mouse. In this port, the player controls "Miki", who must navigate through a slice of the original game's levels, which are all based on classic Mickey Mouse cartoons from 1928 to 1990.
In this run, XTREMAL93 jumps on enemies and throws marbles at a record-setting pace.

TASes of the SNES and Genesis versions of the game can be found here and here, respectively.
Published on 8/28/2020

Multidude is a homebrew puzzle game released on NES in 2014. There are 20 levels in this game. The goal in each level is to control and take each robot to an activated exit that hasn't been occupied by other robots.

You can watch the complete run being played back on a console.
Published on 7/19/2020
Emulator Version:
FCEUX 2.2.3

NeSnake 2 is a homebrew game made by MatrixZ in the style of the classic game Snake.
This run by MESHUGGAH showcases the only way a Snake game can be TASed for the fastest time. Guess what happens!
Published on 4/5/2013

"It was the best dinner ever!"
Nim & Nom is an NES homebrew game released in 2018, about lizards with an eating disorder. In this run, kaizoman666 goes through the game's 2-player co-op mode.

You can watch the complete run being played back on a console.
Published on 3/15/2019
2 Players
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.2.2

Pocket Monsters: White Jade Version is a bootleg game which backports Pokémon Gold/Silver onto the NES.

The encodes of this run include the author's commentary as soft subtitles.
Published on 4/12/2020

Pwn Adventure Z is a Zelda-like game featuring zombies, originally created for a "capture the flag" hacking competition. As such, it contains various intentional glitches and intentionally unfixed glitches that can be exploited for a fast completion.
This movie ignores all the intended glitches in favor of using save corruption to go out of bounds and defeat a duplicate copy of the final boss, thus skipping basically all the intended and intentionally-glitched gameplay of the game.
You can watch this run being played back on a real console.
Published on 2/9/2016

Q Boy is an unlicensed game created and released by Sachen in 1994. Despite what you may think, it is a completely original game.
This run by dekutony and Alyosha uses many tricks and Q Boy's versatile breath throughout the run to go just a bit faster than you would expect.
Published on 7/4/2016

Quattro Adventure is a multicart of 4 games released by Camerica in 1991. The third of these games, Boomerang Kid, is a short platform game known for its awkward mechanics and many hidden warps. It also has pretty catchy music.
In this movie, watch rchokler and Alyosha run and jump through the levels with tool-assisted precision, finishing the game in under 5 minutes.
For more of Quattro Adventure, see the runs of Super Robin Hood and Treasure Island Dizzy.
Published on 1/12/2015

Quattro Adventure is a cart of 4 games released by Camerica in 1991. One of these 4 games is the platformer Super Robin Hood which is the subject of the current run. The game is unique in its use of hidden 'keys' that open various secret passages allowing the player access to faster routes. Combine this with a developer intended warp and major collision detection glitch and you get the current run of the game in under 5 minutes.
Published on 12/31/2014

Dizzy, the intelligent egg-like creature, is back in this second game of the famous series from the 1980s. He needs to gather items that he can trade for boat parts to escape from some islands. For the best ending, he also needs to find 30 coins, some of which are hidden.
This game has a reputation of high difficulty because of its physics and control scheme, but goofydylan8 makes it look like a relaxing platformer through masterful route planning and item management.
We also have a run of Dizzy the Adventurer.
Published on 3/16/2012

Rockman 4 Minus Infinity is the most extensive Mega Man 4 hack in existence, and probably one of the most extensive hacks of any NES game in existence.
It features heavily reworked weapons, brand new weapons, new items, all-new boss patterns, and brand new stages with new music and entirely new gimmicks. All kinds of obstacles, enemies, bosses and minibosses have been taken from other games from the series, including the Game Boy series and even the SNES and PSX games. It must all be seen to be believed.
This run improves the predecessor movie by the same author by 00:08.72 seconds, despite switching to a new category, "all items". This is largely due to extensive use of zipping to skip some boss fights. For more details, see the submission description and discussion.
Published on 12/28/2017

This popular hack for Rockman 2 contains a wide variety of new bosses, weapons, levels, graphics, and music, going far beyond the capabilities of the original game.
Two versions of this hack exist - "normal" mode and "hard" mode, with the primary difference being no mercy invincibility on hard mode.
This run uses hard mode. The normal run is obsoleted despite being around 2 minutes faster due to playing on hard.
Published on 5/24/2010

Created via collaboration among several hackers, Rockman: Spirits of Hackers extensively modifies the weapons, levels, bosses, and music of Rockman 6. Though labeled as incomplete, it was officially released by the team without plans for further updates.
In this run, Baddap1 uses Mega Man's new capabilities to rush through the levels and again put an end to Dr. Wily's attempt at world domination.
Published on 6/15/2019

Rocman X is an original game created by the Taiwanese company Sachen, the most prolific unlicensed developer for the NES/Famicom. Despite the name and pirated title screen, this game has almost nothing to do with Mega Man.
The game takes place in Thunder Blaster Man's home of Gadem City. The mayor is in the middle of throwing a big party for the city's centennial when a mysterious figure crashes the party and kidnaps the mayor's daughter, Miss Lucy. The kidnapper turns out to be the leader of an evil crime syndicate who demands a large ransom for her safe return. Now it's up to the eponymous hero to save Miss Lucy and bring the syndicate to justice!
In this run, FractalFusion jumps and flies through all four levels of this odd platformer and saves Miss Lucy in just under thirteen and a half minutes.
Published on 12/31/2012

Some longlegged secret agent has to rescue his female partner who was kidnapped by Ku Klux Klan-wannabe terrorists led by some space alien wizard. Between the levels, the terrorists dance in front of a giant widescreen TV showing pictures of the woman in risqué positions and of their alien leader. (We wish we were making this up, but NES games can be pretty weird sometimes.)
The author uses a password to get the hardest difficulty, thus not having to finish the game twice. The author also improves on the previous run by about 51 seconds.
Published on 3/30/2010

Silent Assault is an unlicensed game developed by Joy Van and published by Color Dreams in 1990. In this game, an alien force has somehow taken control of all of Earth's military forces. However, the player character is not under the alien power's control, meaning he's the only one who can fight back. Said character now has to fight through enemy military and alien forces over the course of 8 levels of varying awfulness.
The author of this TAS runs through the game in only 5 minutes and 26.91 seconds.
Published on 11/22/2014

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
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.6.1

Spiritual Warfare (1992) is an unlicensed NES game created by Wisdom Tree. The company specializes in the niche market of Christian-themed video games. The gameplay in Spiritual Warfare is very similar to The Legend of Zelda (1986). The game's story is taken directly from the Bible (Ephesians 6:12-18):
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13 Therefore, take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day and, having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girded about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness,
15 and your feet shod with the preparation of the Gospel of peace.
16 Above all, take the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God,
18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.
The Christian concept of spiritual warfare is a metaphor for fully accepting whatever Christ teaches. The ongoing spiritual war against Satan requires the whole armor of God, meaning that a faithful Christian should always obey the Lord's authority in order to defeat evil.
The author of the TAS utterly ignores the philosophy of obtaining the whole armor of God in order to defeat Satan. The power of prayer, rather than the Helmet of Salvation, is enough to protect the hero's physical body from dynamite explosions.
Published on 12/7/2012

Inspired by the Action 52 game of the same name, Streemerz is a NES port (by thefox) of a Flash game made for the "Action 52 Owns" game jam by Arthur 'Mr. Podunkian' Lee. It is remade in Bionic Commando style, with grappling hook usage and all. This run plays through "Superb Joe mode", a time trial mode of sorts, and finishes with an in-game time of 0:45.49.
The author, MESHUGGAH, also improves his previous movie by 00:00.32 seconds thanks to better optimization and lag reduction.
There is also a run that completes the game in "Streeeeemerz Mode" by adelikat, Aglar, Noxxa, Really_Tall and Samsara.
Published on 7/18/2013

Inspired by the Action 52 game of the same name, Streemerz is a NES port (by thefox) of a Flash game made for the "Action 52 Owns" game jam by Arthur 'Mr. Podunkian' Lee. This run plays through "Streeeeemerz Mode", which, as the name implies, features gameplay closer to VVVVVV.
It originally started with Noxxa's winning run of the SGDQ 2015 speed TAS competition organized by dwangoAC, which resulted in some interesting top-10 comparison encodes. Later, adelikat, Aglar, Really_Tall and Samsara joined the party after finding many improvements throughout the run as described in the submission comments.
There is also a run that completes the game in "Superb Joe" mode by MESHUGGAH.
Published on 8/16/2015
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.11.1 (formerly FCEUX 2.2.2)

Super Aladdin is a pirated port of the Genesis version of Aladdin to the NES, containing only half the stages and loads of glitches.
While this run by TASeditor appears to be slower than the previous publication, it is in fact an improvement of 2619 frames, due to the discovery of new glitches and better optimisation (read the author's comments for more details). This is because the previous publication was played on NTSC, while this TAS was played on Dendy (or a famiclone, which this game was supposed to run on), which runs at ~50.007 FPS (like PAL, but with the sound pitch of NTSC, as is usual with famiclones).

To properly play back this movie in FCEUX, you need to set the region to Dendy (Config -> Region) after loading the movie, then play the movie from the beginning.
Published on 11/1/2017

This is Super Bat Puncher. You take control of Captain Roast of the Bat Excommunication and Eradication Force (or BEEF), who travels to Planet BAT to punch some bats. You get a boxing glove for that which can also be used to boost yourself off of walls, inviting various speed tricks. You also get a little bird companion called Sir Loin who can be controlled by the second player. He's used occasionally in order to manipulate bats or kill out of the way enemies. Further details are outlined in the author's comments.
Super Bat Puncher is a homebrew game for the NES by Morphcat, with music composed by Dave Harris. This TAS aims to complete two loops of the demo version of the game, using a bonus item that can only be obtained after the game has been completed once.

You can watch the complete run being played back on a console.
Published on 6/8/2018
2 Players
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.1.0

Super Contra 7 is a pirate game based off the Contra series, developed by E.S.C. Co (alias of Waixing) in 1996 for the Famicom. It is likely a hack of either Contra or Super C, given that the engine appears to be a modified version of the Contra engine.
Mars608, aiqiyou & retroNES improve the previous movie by 00:05.56 seconds. Improvement comes from better routes, more detailed optimization, and better lag control.
Published on 1/22/2021

Super Donkey Kong 2 is a pirated Famicom port of the SNES game Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest published by NT in 1997.
The controls, graphics, and audio are similar to the SNES game, but downgraded to suit the NES hardware. The player can only control Diddy Kong alone, and due to the lack of Dixie Kong, a single hit from an enemy will result in death, much like in Super Donkey Kong '99. Several things from DKC2 are present in the game, including banana coins, crates, the K-O-N-G letters and the goal target at the end of the level which is also accompanied by Diddy's victory dance. Notably, there are only three levels in this game.
Watch this run being played back on a real console.
Published on 12/19/2019
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.3.2

Tengen Tetris is a version of Tetris made by Atari, which pretty much follows the basic formula of stacking tetrominoes and completing lines. Even the theme music has a similar feel to the more familiar NES Tetris game by Nintendo.
This movie plays through just the final level, level 17, and clocks in at over one line per second. Notably, luck manipulation does not work the same way in this game as in other versions of Tetris, leading to quite different strategies.
Spikestuff improve the predecessor movie by 00:05.54 seconds.
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Published on 3/9/2020

Tengen Tetris is a version of Tetris made by Atari, which pretty much follows the basic formula of stacking tetrominoes and completing lines. One difference, however, is a Cooperative mode that allows two players to play on the same board simultaneously. The board is 12 tiles wide in this mode, rather than the usual 10 tiles.
In this run, the author controls both players and completes just the final level, level 17, as quickly as possible.
Watch this run being played back on a real console.
Published on 4/14/2020
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.4

The Adventures of Captain Comic is an unlicensed port of an MS-DOS game to the NES. It was created by Color Dreams, a company famous for bypassing the NES' lockout chip and producing poor quality unlicensed games. The story is that galactic hero Captain Comic must recover three treasures which have been stolen away and hidden on the remote planet of Tambi.
The author, Jules, picks up all three treasures and completes the game in only seven and a half minutes. This run is 32 frames faster than the previous run of this game by Randil.

A TAS of the original DOS version of this game can be found here.

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Published on 2/11/2016

The California Raisins: The Grape Escape was made by Capcom in 1990. Though it is a complete game, it was not released commercially for unknown reasons. You control a California Raisin through five stages in an effort to rescue the band and their musical notes, which were stolen by a gang of jealous musicians.
This is an improvement of 00:35.67 seconds over the previous run due to a route change in the Maize Maze level.
Published on 10/16/2019

Play alone or with a friend as you help Kaylee–and her brother, Justice–run, jump, duck, and climb their way out of perilous mines and up a massive tower! Collect gold, uncover diamonds, reveal secrets, and unlock new characters as you traverse the treacherous terrain and avoid the creepy crawlies that lie ahead!
The Cowlitz Gamers' 2nd Adventure is an indie platform game released by M-Tee for the NES in 2018, in which you must collect all the gold nuggets to advance to the next stage. In this run, Alyosha uses 2 players to beat the game as fast as possible.
Published on 6/5/2019

In this The Legend of Zelda hack, Link must save Hyrule (again), reclaiming the Triforce of Power from Thunderbird. Baxter does it masterfully, exploiting glitches from the original game to get the job done quickly. This movie completes both quests.

If you'd like to see a movie of the original unhacked The Legend of Zelda, we have that too, as well as a movie of the second quest and swordless challenge.
You can also watch this run being played back on a real console.
Published on 7/4/2009

The Legend of Zelda: Triforce of the Gods (Mandarin: 塞尔达传说-三神之力) is an NES demake of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past by bootleg game developer Mars Production. The gameplay and layout of the game is very similar to A Link to the Past, albeit constrained by the hardware it was developed for: some dungeons from the original game are entirely absent, the graphics are simplified, and the music consists of original tracks that include some Chinese folk songs and classical music. Another interesting difference in this demake is that Link collects coins instead of rupees.
crazyjesse completes the game in record time by exploiting a few glitches related to the Pegasus Boots to make Link move really, really fast, all the time. The author even manipulates which music tracks play throughout the run so that the least laggy music is selected.
A note about the Moldorm fight in this movie: the game crashes on a real console whenever Moldorm is hit by anything other than a dash attack, but curiously this does not happen when emulated. In the interest of console accuracy for the movie, the author chooses to complete the fight as it would need to be if it were being played on a console, rather than a possibly more optimal but emulator-only method.

Live commentary for this run can be viewed on Twitch.
Published on 1/15/2021

The Wit.nes is an NES demake of the 2016 puzzle game "The Witness". The game features a various collection of grid puzzles, with each one unlocking a new puzzle or a new area on the map. Some puzzles will have different symbols that signify different ways a puzzle has to be solved, such as separating colored dots or drawing different shapes with each line.
Despite being fully playable and having the support of Jonathan Blow (the creator of the original game), The Wit.nes was only released as a demo and never saw further updates.
FractalFusion improves on the predecessor movie by 00:00.72 seconds via new routing and largely thanks to a new solution proposed by I have no name to one of the puzzles. In addition to a faster completion time, this run has a side-goal of making as many 90-degree turns as possible, which ended up being 315 (see the submission notes for more details).

You can watch this run being played back on a console.
Published on 7/2/2021
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.5.2

Titenic (sic) is a Famicom beat 'em up based on the 1997 film Titanic. The game originally surfaced on a ABAB 3-in-1 multicart and was later found on a 15-in-1, separated into two games.
Watch as Jack and Rose jump through the Titanic, beating up everyone in order to ensure the ship sinks in a brisk 4 minutes.
Published on 8/7/2014
Emulator Version:
FCEUX 2.20.20

Toobin' is an unlicensed port of a 1988 Atari arcade game to the NES. Your goal is to float an inner tube down several themed rivers, avoiding obstacles and picking up collectable items. There are also warp whirlpools that can be reached if you destroy the branches surrounding them fast enough.
The author, devanwolf, reaches every warp and achieves top speed in each level by staying along the bottom of the screen, finishing the game 00:01.41 seconds faster than his previous run.
Published on 9/2/2013
Uses warps
Emulator Version:
FCEUX 2.2.1

Toy Story is a pirated port of the SNES/Mega Drive/Game Boy/Windows 95 game of the same name for the Famicom. It was made in 1997 by Ei-How Yang and is notable for its many typos.
This run uses a hacked ROM that lets the game run on emulators and also fixes grammar errors.
Published on 4/21/2018
Emulator Version:
FCEUX 2.2.3

Wait and See! is a pirate game based off of Nu, pogodi! (Ну, погоди!), a Russian cartoon about a wolf chasing a rabbit. In this game, the rabbit looks a lot like Bugs Bunny, and he collects carrots (which magically turn into mushrooms) as he runs to the end of each stage. Bad controls and jumping physics make this a hard game to beat in real-time.
XTREMAL93 improves the predecessor movie by 00:07.22 seconds.
Published on 11/8/2018
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.3

Wally Bear needs to find all of his friends for a party at his uncle's house. While this sounds simple enough, it puts him in danger from dive-bombing pigeons, rabid bulldogs and anthropomorphic animals who want to get him hooked on drugs and into a gang. Worst of all: he's still got to beat his curfew!
The game is designed to teach kids the dangers of doing drugs, gang banging and hanging out with the wrong crowd. Most obstacles can be avoided, but Wally can also bop enemies on the head with his skateboard. There are seven levels to traverse and two power ups to find, all while racing against the clock to help out Wally's friends.
Yep2yel makes a mockery of the game's tricky platforming by bunny hopping through it and finishing in record time. This is an improvement of 00:01.63 seconds thanks to better optimization.

Watch this run being played back on a real console.
Published on 8/28/2021
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.6.2

AMOK! is a homebrew Odyssey2 game, developed by John Dondzila and published in 1998 - the first O2 game to be released in 15 years after the console was initially discontinued. As with many later O2 homebrew games, it also had a limited cartridge release.
The gameplay has been likened to that of arcade classic Berzerk. The player has to shoot their way through enemy robots in top-down maze-like rooms and make their way to the exit. The walls are also electrified hazards, and running into one is instant death.
Noxxa completes one loop of the game in record time, while shooting as many targets as possible to reach a high score as a secondary goal.
Published on 4/11/2021

Unofficial game
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.6.1

Sonic the Hedgehog Megamix (commonly shortened to Sonic Megamix) is a work-in-progress multiperson disassembly modification of the original Sonic the Hedgehog videogame for the Sega Mega Drive / Genesis, developed by Team Megamix and more recently moved to the Sega Mega-CD.
The game features the ability to play as one of five different characters: Sonic the Hedgehog, Mighty the Armadillo, Shadow the Hedgehog, Miles "Tails" Prower, and Knuckles the Echidna. It is an extensive reworking of the original game, featuring new art, music, abilities, layouts, and other things.
The authors complete the game in record time using glitches such as "zips" to gain super fast speeds.
Published on 6/2/2018

Super Boy 4 is the fourth and final game in Korean pirate company Zemina's series of unlicensed Super Mario Bros. clones. Most of the graphics in the game are ripped from Super Mario World, with the notable exception of Super Boy himself, receiving an original design for the first time in the series. The game contains 16 stages, loosely divided by 4 worlds, and a final boss stage. In each stage, Super Boy has to reach the end of the stage and break a special block which contains a gem that ends the stage when collected.
Noxxa and EZGames69 reach the princess in record time by carefully managing the game's copious lag and employing some time-saving tricks, such as overflowing Super Boy's position to warp him to the top of the stage.
Published on 12/10/2020
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.5.2

Super Boy II is a 1989 clone of Super Mario Bros. created by the Korean pirate company Zemina (재미나, roughly translates to "It's fun!") and is the sequel to its earlier game, Super Boy I. Besides having bad controls and graphics, this game leaves out some of the original features, including warp zones, water levels, Worlds 5-8, and even the princess.
nitrogenesis improves the previous TAS by 0.87 seconds, thanks to better optimisation and a few new strategies. Please read the author's comments for more details.
Published on 7/7/2020
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.4.2

Toto World 3 (토토월드 3) is a platformer released exclusively in South Korea where the player controls a caveman kid who must traverse prehistoric landscapes and defeat the predominantly animal-shaped enemies standing on his way. The kid is armed with a club, which can be swapped for a more powerful hammer if the player collects the appropriate power-up.
The8bitbeast completes the game in record time.
Published on 12/22/2018
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.3.0

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
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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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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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

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

Psycho Waluigi is a Mario fangame by Thunder Dragon that stars not Mario but Waluigi, perhaps the most underrepresented playable character in the Mario franchise.
After suffering a massive bump to the head, Waluigi wakes up in the unfamiliar land of Unconcia, only to discover that he now has psychic powers! In true villain fashion, he decides to use his new abilities to take over this strange new land, one kingdom at a time. Using the Psycho Iris, he can pick up objects and throw them at enemies or mind control an enemy to shoot at other foes. He can also collect coins and valuable jewels along the way to trade for powerups like a double jump and accessories like a shiny gold crown.
This tool-assisted run by sack_bot features precise jumping and a glitch that allows Waluigi to clip into walls.
Published on 1/7/2014
Emulator Version:
Hourglass r81

Syobon Action, also known as "Cat Mario", is an extremely difficult Mario-clone platformer that usually takes many tries to complete.
In this run, happy_mario and TEHH_083 aim to complete the game as fast as possible — and even faster than before, improving the previous run of this game by two seconds.
Published on 4/21/2013
Emulator Version:
Hourglass - r81

Also known as Cat Mario, Syobon Action is an extremely difficult (to an uninitiated) Mario-clone platformer that usually takes many tries to complete. This run aims to beat the second World in the fastest possible time.
Published on 7/26/2015
Emulator Version:
Hourglass - r81

Aliens: Neoplasma is a game submitted for the ZX Dev MID Remakes competition. It takes place in the same universe as the Alien movies created by Ridley Scott. In this game, you play as a woman awaken from stasis to find her shipmates all dead and the ship overrun by aliens. As with most Aliens based stories, the AI on the ship has decided that the alien creatures are more important than yourself and is trying to get them back to Earth at all costs. You are tasked with escaping the ship by running around and activating various terminals to open doors to new pathways through the ship; ultimately leading to the escape pod.
DrD2k9 rushes to the escape pod in record time.

Encoder's Note: The first 7 minutes is dedicated to loading. The game loads at 6:55.
Published on 2/8/2020
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.3.2

Castlevania: Spectral Interlude is a Castlevania fangame for the ZX Spectrum, developed by Rewind and released in 2015. It mostly pays homage to the classic Castlevania games of the NES era, particularly Simon's Quest, but also takes on elements from later "Metroidvania"-style titles in the series.
Plot-wise, the game is set in the early 1800s, a few decades after Symphony of the Night, with the plot aiming to explain the disappearance of Richter Belmont and the Belmont clan after said game. The protagonist of the game is Richter's son, Simon Belmont (named after his ancestor of classic Castlevania fame), who with the help of sorcerer Joseph aims to remove Dracula's evil influence on the world by collecting demonic altar pieces, summoning Dracula, and whipping him to death as usual. However, some things don't go exactly as planned...
Noxxa achieves 100% completion and defeats Dracula in record time. Said 100% completion consists of the following:
  • Collect all 28 Altar Pieces
  • Defeat all 7 bosses
  • Get all 6 boss items
  • Get all 9 Health upgrades (HP maxes at 48)
  • Get all 7 Heart upgrades (hearts max at 50)
  • Get all 8 Metallic Plates
  • Apply all 8 Metallic Plate upgrades to the whip
  • Get all 6 subweapons
  • Get all other town upgrades (warp shrine, 2 map enhancements)
  • Complete the map by filling in all map tiles (visit every room)
  • Get the "true" ending (trigger Death event)
This is the first ever ZX Spectrum publication on this site.
Published on 8/29/2018

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