Tool-assisted movies (100)

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Published on 3/15/2020
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 12/31/2019
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 9/16/2022
Doggone It! is a homebrew game for the Atari 2600 with a simple premise: a mailman named Hank does his job with delivering packages. The problem is that he has cynophobia, a fear of dogs. If one even just touches him, he drops any package he's holding and temporarily becomes paralyzed with fear. Thankfully, there's the Crazy Culvert Kitty, which can give Hank powerups that make deliveries much easier.
In this run, MrTASer completes all three unique stages in record time.
You can get the game here.
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.8

Published on 12/31/2019
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 1/29/2021
Heart Like a Wheel for Atari 2600 is an unreleased Prototype. It's nearly-finished and fully-playable. It was based on a 1983 movie of the same name.
The game was programmed in 1983, but never commercially released due to the movie's bad sales and 1980s game crash.

Published on 9/10/2022
Peril is a homebrew game for the Atari 2600 where you pilot a helicopter armed with guns. Your job is to go into a dangerous labyrinth and destroy the RoboKing and its guardians.
With precise and tight movements, MrTASer and nymx collaborate to complete the game in record time.
You can get the game here.
Game:
Peril

Genres:
Action
Unofficial game
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.8

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 (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 7/19/2017
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 TASVideos.org even further.

Published on 6/11/2022
The Lord of the Rings: Journey to Rivendell is an unreleased adventure game for the Atari 2600 based on The Lord of the Rings books. Here, Frodo must journey to Rivendell without getting caught by the Nazgul. On the way, he can receive help from allies such as Legolas and Gimli to make his journey easier, along with the help he already receives from Sam.
In this run, ShesChardcore tests her patience as she gets Frodo to Rivendell in record time.

Published on 8/12/2022
Knight Guy in Low Res World: Castle Days is a homebrew action platforming game for the Atari 7800. You play as a knight who decides to go into a castle to rescue their pet from a dragon. There are 99 rooms of danger and puzzles to go through if you are to get to your pet before an hour is up and you lose completely.
MrTASer and Samsara collaborate to go through all 99 rooms and defeat the dragon as fast as possible. A cat was also chosen as the knight's pet.
You can get the game here.

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

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

Genres:
Puzzle
Unofficial game
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.8

Published on 11/12/2022
Donkey Kong II: Jumpman Returns is a ROM hack of the original Donkey Kong. It was made by Jeff Kulczycki, and features 4 brand new levels as well as variations of the original 4 stages. The goal remains to rescue Pauline from the clutches of Donkey Kong,
EZGames69 rescues Pauline in record time.
Emulator Replay:
libTAS 1.4.3 + MAME v0.246

Published on 8/27/2010
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 3/6/2019
Portal for Commodore 64 is a 2018 unofficial "demake" of the original Portal game developed and published in 2007 by Valve Corporation. The "demake" inherits the basic mechanics of the game and adapts them for a simplified 2-dimensional world.
Gameplay still consists primarily of a series of puzzles that must be solved by teleporting the player's character and simple objects using "the Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device", a device that can create inter-spatial portals between two flat planes.

Published on 10/10/2015
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 11/11/2012
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 2/4/2018
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 11/19/2018
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 1/7/2022
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 4/16/2022
Portal: The Flash Version is a Portal fangame that was released one day before the official release of Portal proper. This game is set in a 2D environment, where the player platforms through several test chambers featuring puzzles involving portals.
rythin thinks with portals and goes through all the test chambers in record time.

Published on 8/11/2022
Super Mario Flash is a Flash game that appears to be based off of Super Mario All-Stars, using the map feature from Super Mario Bros. 3 and the level designs from Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario World. While it may not play exactly like the games it's based off of, the game served as a passable substitute for those in the mid-2000s who had Internet but didn't have the resources to play the original games.
In this run, Vexxter, TheAmazingAladdin, and RileyTech improve on their previous movie with better re-routing which also contains intentional slowdowns and newer glitches to complete the game as fast as possible.
Emulator Replay:
libTAS 1.4.3 + Ruffle nightly 2022-07-06

Published on 4/18/2022
Super Smash Flash is a fangame of the Super Smash Bros. series (though mainly inspired by Melee), made by Cleod 9 and released on Newgrounds in 2006. It features a large roster, including characters that aren't present in the Super Smash Bros. series, as well as an adventure mode, where the player goes through 8 stages of platforming and fighting.
ikuyo plays through Adventure Mode and defeats Master and Crazy Hand in record time.

Published on 10/30/2022
Ultimate Flash Sonic is a fan made Sonic the Hedgehog game made for Flash. It takes assets from various Sonic games, mostly from the recently released (at the time) Sonic Advance 1 and 2 games on GBA. Despite only having 2 worlds, the gameplay is similar to the GBA series of games.
grindersky & TheAmazingAladdin stop Eggman's plans in record time.
Emulator Replay:
libTAS 1.4.3 + Ruffle nightly 2022-04-16

Published on 6/5/2021
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 7/7/2022
Cherry Rescue! is a homebrew platforming game about a walking cherry named Barry rescuing his sister Mary from the clutches of a mysterious bird chef. The game has six levels of forests, cities, and construction sites that Barry must venture through in his journey.
MarioAtWork, Alyosha, and CasualPokePlayer save 2.78 seconds over the previous run thanks to much tighter optimization.
You can play the game here.

Watch this run being played back on a real console.
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.8

Published on 6/21/2022
Deadeus is a homebrew horror game for the Game Boy about a boy who has a nightmare telling him that everyone in his village will die in three days. He must then see if he can save anyone before those three days are up. There are many paths to take and many endings to encounter, adding replay value to a pretty short game.
MarioAtWork decides to end the game as quickly as possible without any regard to storytelling logic by abusing a glitch that allows them to warp past important cutscenes in seconds and reach the credits very soon.
You can get the game here.
Warning: Viewers who are sensitive to flashing lights may want to skip 1:09 to 1:35 of the video encode.
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.8

Published on 5/28/2022
Gunman Clive is an indie game made by Bertil Hörberg and released on various platforms in 2014. Set in a western environment of the 19th century, the mayor's daughter has been kidnapped by bandits and it is up to the titular character to save her. The Game Boy version, however, only contains one single level and its development has been abandoned, leaving it as a demo.
ViGadeomes plays through the level in record time.
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.8

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

Published on 4/12/2018
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 2/18/2016
The Adventures of Pinocchio is an unreleased puzzle platformer by Bit Managers. Pinocchio goes on a journey to save his master, Geppetto, from the whale.
Baruch solves the puzzles of this game in record time.

This movie obsoletes the seemingly shorter "game end glitch" branch because the "glitch" in question was found to be a level select sequence.

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

You can watch the complete run being played back on a console.

Published on 3/31/2019
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 12/14/2022
Tower of Hanoi is a puzzle game that dates back to 1883 at the very least when French mathematician Édouard Lucas brought the game to the West. With three rods and a tower of discs on a rod at one end, the goal of the game is to get all of the discs to the rod at the other end while following these rules: 1.) Only one disk may be moved at a time, which then has to be placed on top of another stack or on an empty rod, 2.) No disk may be placed on top of a disk that is smaller than it.
For this run, FractalFusion plays a homebrew port of Tower of Hanoi for the Game Boy and completes all the puzzles it has to offer in record time. In this version of the game, the tower can be moved in its entirety to either section in the foreground.
You can get the game here.
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.8

Published on 6/30/2020
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 9/28/2020
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 12/24/2022
Sushi the Cat is a homebrew platformer for the Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS that took part of a NEO Flash homebrew competition. In this game, you play as a cat that's just strolling across the city, collecting stars and avoiding enemies like huge birds and bouncing balls with eyes. At the end, you fight a giant rat that attacks you with blocks of cheese.
MarioAtWork and Technickle collaborate for this run to beat the game in record time.

Published on 11/19/2017
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 8/24/2022
Capybara Quest is a homebrew platformer for the Game Boy Color about a capybara who goes on a journey to rescue its baby capybara from a pelican that flew off with it. Along the way, the capybara can collect fruits called Yuzus as an optional sidequest.
In this run, brunovalads uses a number of glitches to collect all the Yuzus and complete the game as fast as possible.
You can play the game here.

Published on 10/8/2020
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 4/26/2015
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 5/26/2022
Garou: Mark of the Wolves 2001 is a bootleg port of Garou: Mark of the Wolves to the Game Boy Color, using sprites stolen from The King of Fighters games for the Neo Geo Pocket Color along with a few new sprites based on those games' art style for characters that aren't in those games. It is a surprisingly average fighting game for a bootleg, with responsive controls and an impactful fighting system.
dekutony chooses Rock Howard and uses his overpowered Hard Rush attack to elbow his way through easily manipulated AI opponents to complete the game as fast as possible.

Watch this run being played back on a real console.

Published on 12/2/2018
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 10/14/2016
Pokémon Adventure is an unlicensed Game Boy 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 3/19/2018
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 4/5/2014
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.

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

Published on 8/2/2022
Super Jacked Up Tomato Face Johnson is a homebrew platformer about a muscular tomato with a set of trained legs. Tomato Face Johnson has just learned that there's a new protein shake in the market, but he doesn't have enough money. He must now go through inexplicably dangerous rooms and collect money along the way so he can buy his gain-enhancing protein shake. Oh, and there are some cans of beans to collect along the way.
In this run, Twisted Eye completes the game and collects every can of beans as fast as possible.
You can play the game here.

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

Published on 4/26/2022
From Homestar Runner comes Trogday Micro Game, starring Trogdor the Burninator. It's his 19th Trogday, and how does he celebrate? By burninating the village, of course! The goal in this very short game is to squish all the peasants while avoiding all the knights before facing off against Kerrek, who stands for everything peasantry. In this run, Darkman425 does exactly that in record time.
You can play the game here.

Watch this run being played back on a real console.
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.7

Published on 4/19/2016
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 7/26/2022
AlterEgo is a puzzle platforming homebrew game that was originally made for the ZX Spectrum. You play a character that has a phantom alter ego that moves in mirrored fashion with them, either vertically or horizontally. This character can switch place with their alter ego to get around obstacles, but a limited number of times. The goal of the game is to collect items needed to complete the level while avoiding hazards along the way.
In this run, MarioAtWork and aiqiyou collaborate to complete the game in record time.
You can get the game here. We also have a run on the NES version.
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.8

Published on 6/24/2011
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 2/14/2019
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 5/5/2016
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 2/18/2021
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 12/1/2018
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 12/21/2022
Passing Breeze: An Arcade Adventure is a homebrew visual novel-like game that was made for the 5th Retro Platform Jam. You are a kid in the '90s who wants to play Outrun in the arcade, but you don't have any money. Go on a summer adventure as you scrounge up coins to play in the arcade and gamble your way to the victory that is the song "Passing Breeze" as heard in the video game Outrun.
MarioAtWork speeds through the game in this run as fast as possible, getting their character to play many retro Sega games in the process.
You can get the game here.

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

Published on 9/27/2015
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 10/12/2021
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 12/25/2014
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 9/30/2014
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 2/22/2011
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 7/27/2017
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 1/16/2014
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 attempt by 00:57.82 seconds.
There is a run with Knuckles in Sonic the Hedgehog 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.

There is a secondary YouTube encode that has the camera hacked so it stays on Tails even when he's off-screen.

Published on 3/7/2019
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 8/28/2022
Yazzie is a homebrew platformer about a hapless gold seeker who wanders into a strange mansion full of hazardous traps and monsters. The goal of the game is simple: collect all of the gold in each room without dying.
In this run, aiqiyou collects all of the gold in the game in record time. To avoid waiting too long, enemy movement is manipulated to get through levels quicker.
You can get the game here.
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.8

Published on 11/26/2022
Flapee Bird [sic] is a homebrew port of Flappy Bird to the Intellivision. As with the original iOS game, the goal is to have the bird flying across as many pipe gaps as possible without crashing. As the game progresses, the pipes get closer and closer together, increasing the difficulty.
In this run, Winslinator decides to reach the maximum score possible in this game of 9999, with the help of a script to automate the process.
You can get the game here.
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.8

Published on 1/28/2019
Mari0 is a PC game created by stabyourself.net 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 7/20/2019
Mari0 is a PC game created by stabyourself.net 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 12/8/2018
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 6/18/2022
VVVVVV - Dimension Open is a custom level for VVVVVV that was released in 2013. In it, Viridian finds himself in a new dimension, and meets some new friends as well as old ones along the way.
Info Teddy, however, abuses a glitch unique to custom levels in this game in order to rescue the final crewmate in record time. We recommend reading the author's comments for more details.

Published on 12/9/2022
Yo! Noid 2: Enter the Void is a fan-made sequel of the NES game released in 2017. It features the titular Noid, as he embarks on a redemption arc to remain the Domino's Pizza mascot.
rythin completes the game in record time.
Note: The ending has some heavy flickering going on, which may trigger epilepsy.

This is the first ever MacOS publication on this site, made possible by unofficially porting the MacOS version over to Linux, as it's a Unity game, and TASing it on libTAS.

Published on 1/23/2014
Every one hundred years, the forces of evil mysteriously start to weaken. Though some of these evil creatures band together to counteract this weakness, many of them are still slaughtered by the forces of good. But one day, One, the most evil one, found a way to break this curse and grow only stronger and stronger. Sensing the presence of a cure within the blood of a young woman, he pulled her into the darkness...right before our hero's eyes! Filled with anger, he grabbed his mystical whip and followed One through the night until finding himself at the base of One's fearsome castle. What evil awaits him there? Will he save the girl in time?
The goal in each level of this MSX homebrew game is to find the cleverly hidden white key and use it to open the door to the next level. There are also items that can be picked up along the way to help our hero in his quest.
In this run, scrimpeh manipulates enemy movement and utilizes damage boosts and invincibility frames to beat the game in under 9 minutes.
For another MSX game with very similar gameplay, see the run of Vampire Killer done by the same author.

Published on 10/16/2017
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 4/10/2015
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 6/19/2022
Super Mario 74 Extreme Edition is a remixed version of the Super Mario 74 romhack. This hack aims to be even more difficult to the original Super Mario 74 hack, replacing and redoing several levels such as adding lava pools where water normally would be.
This TAS aims to collect all 157 stars, by performing tedious and complicated moves to get certain stars, as well as collecting 100 coins in each level, making sure every coin collected counts.

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

Published on 7/16/2021
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 2/19/2008
This hack of Super Mario Bros. is the sequel to Air, created by the same author, U1. The vast majority of this hack is exactly the same as its predecessor, but with two major changes: all invisible coin blocks are marked and infinite jumps are no more, which results in a few changes in level design accommodated to it.
Air 2 is a trial-and-error platform puzzle game. Savestates are practically required to beat the game. Abuse of Super Mario Bros. glitches is required by design.
This run does not aim for fastest completion.

Published on 3/22/2018
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 3/13/2020
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 7/22/2022
Alwa's Awakening: The 8-Bit Edition is an official NES demake of the PC game Alwa's Awakening that was co-developed by the developers of the original game. While Alwa's Awakening was a throwback to the 8-bit era of video games with its retro-esque gameplay and graphics, the NES version is a full-on port to an 8-bit video game console. And unlike most demakes, this version retains most of the levels of the PC version along with adding exclusive content.
Darkman425 forgoes the use of screen wrapping and out of bounds glitches in this run that would save over 20 minutes of game time in favor of playing the the game mostly inbounds. Other glitches are still used to save time along with soft resets. You can read the author's notes for more details.

Published on 9/12/2022
Alwa's Awakening: The 8-Bit Edition is an official NES demake of the PC game Alwa's Awakening that was co-developed by the developers of the original game. While Alwa's Awakening was a throwback to the 8-bit era of video games with its retro-esque gameplay and graphics, the NES version is a full-on port to an 8-bit video game console. And unlike most demakes, this version retains most of the levels of the PC version along with adding exclusive content.
aiqiyou and J.Y save about 12 seconds over the previous run though better overall optimization and better routing in the glitched areas. We also have a run that forgoes the uses of the out-of-bounds glitches in favor of mostly playing the game as it was intended.

Published on 5/1/2020
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 4/30/2020
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 12/24/2022
Banana Nana is a homebrew game made for Ludum Dare 32 in 2015. The player is tasked to find three bananas whilst dodging and defeating the enemies that may be on the path.
ShesChardcore, however, abuses a glitch where you can warp to an adjacent screen without needing to traverse the current screen in order to reach the end in record time. More details about the glitch can be found in the author's notes.
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.8

Published on 7/17/2019
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 2/29/2020
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 4/24/2011
Battle Kid: Fortress of Peril may look old, but it's actually released in 2010! 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 12/30/2019
Battle Kid: Fortress of Peril may look old, but it's actually released in 2010. 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! This run exploits a glitch involving pausing that makes the player invulnerable to everything, allowing the author to skip items they would normally need.

Published on 6/30/2022
Battle Kid: Fortress of Peril may look old, but it's actually released in 2010! 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.
In this run, Aglar and Fortranm use a password provided by the game once it is beaten to access the secret level named "Petunia X" (slightly modified and renamed "Golden Fort" in the Japanese release) and beat it as fast as they can.

Watch this run being played back on a real console.

Published on 8/3/2022
Battle Kid: Fortress of Peril may look old, but it's actually released in 2010! 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.
In this run, Fortranm plays the secret level originally created for ScrewAttack Gaming Convention 2010 and beats it in record time.

Published on 8/3/2022
Battle Kid: Fortress of Peril may look old, but it's actually released in 2010! 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.
In this run, Fortranm plays yet another special stage that utilizes a new game mechanic that was introduced in version 2.0 of the game, lifts, and completes it in record time.

Published on 10/3/2016
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 9/3/2016
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 5/6/2011
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 3/11/2021
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 5/2/2022
Blackjack is an unlicensed card game made by American Video Entertainment. The rules are simple: the dealer gives you and themselves two cards each. You both then have to get a number of cards so that the sum of the cards' values is as close to 21 as possible without going over. Getting exactly 21 is known as a Blackjack, which gives you an automatic win. If you go over, you lose. Otherwise, whoever is closest to 21 wins the bet.
In this run, ShesChardcore manages to break the bank (get all the money from the dealer's table) with a single doubled down hand of Blackjack in record time.

Watch this run being played back on a real console.
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Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.8


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