Tool-assisted movies (100)

Published on 7/6/2011
Spider-Man: Web of Fire, one of the last games to be released on the ill-fated 32X, follows our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man's battle with the evil forces of the neo-Nazi organization H.Y.D.R.A.
This is an improvement of 00:24.58 seconds over the previous run due primarily to a new glitch allowing Spidey to pass through walls.

Published on 2/27/2011
Musashi Ganryuki, known outside of Japan as Ganryu is a simple platform Hack and Slash game on the Neo Geo. In this game, you play the warrior Musashi on a quest to fight your old enemy Kojiro who has risen from the dead. Watch as Musashi slides past most dangers and chops up bosses in record time.

Published on 3/16/2011
In Mercs, an arcade game that is also available for the Genesis, each player takes control of a member of the Wolf Force, to rescue the former President in Africa.
DarkKobold uses all three guys to save him as fast as possible.

To play the FBM file without any problems, it is important to disable the Use M68000 assembly core option in the emulator.

3 Players
Emulator Replay:
FBA-rr 0.0.5

Published on 8/25/2011
This is a run of the fourth game in SNK's big franchise, Metal Slug.
Author x2poet dual-wields Trevor Spacey and Nadia Cassel and conquers General Morden's army like an army of two controlled by a single person!
This run beats the author's previous one by 00:52.82 seconds and features a much more entertaining final battle.
You can also watch the other Metal Slug runs for more intense military action.

Published on 12/12/2011
This entry in the Metal Slug series features the theft of information on the next generation of Metal Slug by the "Ptolemaic Army", wherein our heroes are tasked with recovering that data and putting an end to the evil group.
The author improves his previous version by using a new strategy on the last boss. You can find out the details in the submission text.
You can also see more of x2poet's Metal Slug work by looking at his runs from Metal Slug, Metal Slug X, Metal Slug 3, Metal Slug 4, and Metal Slug Advance.

Published on 5/18/2011
Metal Slug X (2001) is a remixed version of Metal Slug 2, the second installment of an immensely popular run'n'gun series released on the Neo Geo MVS. The games are notable for incredibly detailed pixel graphics, fluid animation, and good humor; but the real key to their longevity is, of course, their high difficulty as far as survival goes.
This is x2poet's 00:16.20 seconds improvement over the previous movie, despite now using the hardest difficulty setting. One notable improvement is the use of both players, compared to one in the obsoleted run.
You can also see more of x2poet's Metal Slug work by looking at his runs from Metal Slug, Metal Slug 3, Metal Slug 4 and Metal Slug Advance.

Published on 3/13/2011
In Spinmaster, known in Japan as Miracle Adventure (ミラクルアドベンチャー), you play as Johnny and Tom, two treasure seekers. They have to save Johnny's girlfriend and gather map pieces in order to find the biggest treasure in the world! Along the way, they must fight past lots of quirky henchmen, large bosses, and more, all accompanied by cartoony graphics and stereotypical cowboy voice clips.
In this game, Johnny and Tom can use several different types of weapons, such as the elements of ice, fire, and thunder. They can collect a limited number of super attacks, denoted by the letter "B" under their health bars, to hurt everything on the screen and damage bosses heavily. Also, health does not refill between levels.
If you want to see another Arcade game involving two treasure hunters fighting lots of enemies, be sure to check out x2poet's run of Top Hunter: Roddy & Cathy.

Published on 4/5/2011
Top Hunter stars the galaxy's best bounty hunters, Samus Aran Boba Fett Spike Spiegel Roddy and Cathy, as they take down the Space Pirates Rebel Alliance Red Dragon Galactic Pirates.
This game features an initial choice of four levels, with the added quirk that the level layouts will depend on previous stage choices, and some boss machines that would make Dr Wily envious.

Published on 7/22/2011
Formerly known as Halloween Harry, Alien Carnage follows our hero Harry as he single-handedly fights off an invasion of aliens intent on zombifying the populace while rescuing a large number of hostages they have taken. It is fast-paced at the general expense of control quality.
The original creators, John Passfield and Apogee Software, generously released the game as freeware in 2007 and it can be downloaded from here.
This run by Ilari plays through all four "missions" (episodes) back-to-back, as playing through the first three missions is required to unlock the fourth.
Emulator Replay:
JPC-rr 11.5

Published on 1/11/2011
Dangerous Dave is a simple platforming game by one of the designers of the famous game DOOM. The goal is to pick up the trophy sitting somewhere in the level and then to get to the door. Do this 10 times and the game is finished.

Before playing the movie, no matter the format, it is suggested to lower the volume of your speakers, headphones or earphones, since this game has loud sound effects!
Dangerous Dave

Emulator Replay:
JPC-rr 11.2

Published on 1/26/2011
Hocus Pocus, published by Apogee Software (developed by Moonlight Software) in 1994 sees a "puny" dropout wizard setting on a quest to collect crystals which will make him powerful. On his way, Hocus is ignoring important information given to him by Terexin while defeating enemies and bosses so that Land of Lattice will become more safe to travel. By completing four tests, he will also be accepted into the Council of Wizards and marry Popopa, daughter of Terexin who leads the Council.
IsraeliRD completes the second of these tests in 13:48.61 minutes, while the player doesn't care about the enemies and get through a horde of them without taking a lot of damage. You can check the author's comments to learn more about his techniques.
The same player did a run for the first episode as well.

Published on 10/23/2011
Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers is the fourth installment of the Space Quest adventure series, and the first Space Quest game with point-and-click gameplay, as compared to its text-based predecessors. In this game, Roger Wilco is thrown into the future at Space Quest XII, and must stop Vohaul, whose consciousness lives inside another person. To do so, he must time-travel within the future (Space Quest X and XII) and to the past (Space Quest I) to gain information needed to achieve this goal.
The author, c-square, completes this game using major sequence breaks that are almost impossible to perform unassisted without abusing saves. To help with this TAS, the source code of JPC-rr was modified to support mouse input fully. See the submission text for details.

Published on 4/17/2011
In this DOS game, watch as Spider-Man lives up to the adjective in the title as he glitches his way to the final screen of the run and completes the game in record time.

Published on 11/20/2011
Released as a tie-in to a toy line and a movie, this remake of a GBA game features the eponymous twelve princesses attempting to save their father, the King, and their kingdom from the evil machinations of the Duchess Rowena.
This run completes all seven worlds.

Published on 2/10/2011
Brain Age (also known as Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training) is a puzzle game designed on the premise of exercising your brain. In this run, for example, the idea is to solve a series of simple mathematical puzzles.
And yet, the answers given... are not exactly what you'd expect.
The same author of the previous run brings you a set of 51 new ... answers, with extra time taken to provide you, the viewer, with the greatest possible attention to detail. Additionally, the increased detail provides a higher level of difficulty, to prevent the number recognition from checking the answer before the image is complete.
If you liked how this movie abuses a drawing recognition system, also see the trouble that TAS tools bring to a text recognition system.

Published on 11/29/2011
"You can't hit me."
Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia, the third game in the series for the DS, takes a different direction from its direct predecessors in that it is more of a stage-based game, similar to the earliest entries in the series, rather than the "Metroidvania"-style first established by Symphony of the Night.
This run plays as Albus, only available as a character after the player has cleared the game as Shanoa. Watch in awe as he beats down this difficult game with reality warping abilities and flaming kicks.
Note: This movie starts where a main quest TAS left off. We do not usually accept movies beginning from a save. Please read the rules to see our reasons.

Published on 3/13/2011
Ivy is a lost bird who is wandering aimlessly around looking for her mother. Normally when you play the game you simply draw vines for Ivy to walk on and you can pull them to bounce her over an obstacle.
With tools, this turns into a mad orgy of bouncing and springy physics action that is difficult to follow with the naked eye. Don't blink or you'll miss it!
Emulator Replay:
DeSmuME 9.0.6

Published on 3/9/2011
Final Fantasy Adventure is the first game of the Seiken Densetsu (聖剣伝説) series, but it does contain some classic Final Fantasy elements. The series is probably best known for the SNES game Secret of Mana. This game was later remade on the Game Boy Advance as Sword of Mana. Its gameplay resembles that of a The Legend of Zelda game, but with level building.
In this run, Touch-me utilizes a glitch to warp across the map, cutting down the completion time by a lot compared to the warpless run. He also improves the previous run in this category by 51:22.57 minutes thanks to a big new warp glitch that allows him to reach the top of the Tower of Gemma early.

Published on 10/2/2011
Knight Quest is a rare RPG for the Game Boy. In it, you take control of a 14-year-old boy named Will who sets out to defeat baddies and save a princess. Nothing groundbreaking to see here, move along...
This run was created by DarkKobold while he was testing the game out as a potential candidate for Dream Team Contest 4. For more details, please see the author's notes.

Published on 10/1/2011
Everybody is Kung Fu fighting…
The player is as fast as lightning…
In Kung-Fu Master, known as Spartan X in Japan, the player displays frightening reflexes that would be enough to obliterate any opponent.
In this run, the author, mugg, improves his previous run by changing the goal to getting the best in-game time, ignoring lag caused by enemy drops, among other things, in order to make for a more entertaining run. In addition, he changed the ROM used to the Japanese version, sacrificing some elements in order to make the fastest possible run. Please see the author's notes for more details.

Published on 4/25/2011
In Tiny Toon Adventures 2 - Montana's Movie Madness, Montana Max has opened a new theatre in Acme Acres, but the only movies he shows are ones where he's the hero, and Buster Bunny is the villain. It's up to Buster Bunny to go into the films and change the plots.
jlun2 improved his previous work by 00:18.65 seconds due to an emulator bug fix & a better final boss fight. You can check the author's commentary to learn more about these improvements.

Published on 5/11/2011
Tiny Toon Adventures: Babs' Big Break was the first Tiny Toon Adventures-related game released on the Nintendo Game Boy.
In this game, the player takes control of the main Tiny Toons as they attempt to stop Montana Max from breaking Babs Bunny's dreams of becoming a big star.
To learn more about the glitches x2poet used in his run, you can look at the author's comments.

Published on 12/17/2011
Rome has conquered Gaul and put a wall around the last village of resistance. Asterix and Obelix decide to tour the Roman Empire and collect souvenirs in order to show Caesar the futility of walls. It's hard to get the story from this TAS, however, because they fly through the levels so quickly, absorbing damage and rarely bothering to fight back. Though, they do take some breaks to participate in local sports. After all, if you're trying to send a message to Caesar, why not beat his athletes in one Olympic event—or all of them?

Published on 3/13/2011
Everyone who has at least once attempted to gather a soul from each of the 120 different enemies in Aria of Sorrow, especially during a speedrun, knows the frustration it incurs after a hundredth failed attempt to get the required drop. That just makes this all-souls TAS, played on hard mode and without using glitch warps in a little less than 25 minutes, even more impressive.
Upon completing his warpless run, Kriole decided to take another jab at this category, improving upon his earlier effort by 51 seconds.
However, if you would like to see the game beaten to a pulp in a mere quarter of this time, don't miss the any% run by klmz.

Note: While the player doesn't use glitch warps (neither by death nor by getting out-of-bounds using transform souls), he uses the normal warp rooms present in the castle.
Note: Starting from reset was necessary to use hard mode. However, doing so is normally not allowed — refer to the rules to see the reasons.

Published on 10/13/2011
This is a really, really fast TAS through Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance played with Maxim, who is only available after the game is beaten once. Most of the game is glitched through by being stuck in different walls, so it's hard to explain what happened in this run; see it for yourself.
This is a 1 frame improvement over the previous run by gstick.
If you like this run but have a craving for more Maxim action, be sure to check out the Maxim warpless run.

Note: This movie starts where the main quest movie left off. We do not usually accept movies beginning from a save. Please read our rules to see our reasons.

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

Emulator Replay:
VBA-rr 1.7.2 v22
Additional Downloads:
(Battle animations varient)

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

Published on 3/11/2011
Based on the manga localized in North America as Fighting Spirit, Hajime no Ippo - The Fighting! is a game where you fight your opponents in a similar perspective to Super Punch-Out!!. You gain more special moves as the game progresses.
In this run, errror1 earns those special moves and uses them to beat down his opponents as fast as possible. He also takes advantage of an interesting quirk in the opponents' AI, ensuring that they do not get up after the first knockdown. For more details, see the author's comments.

Published on 1/9/2011
Kururin Paradise is the sequel to Kuru Kuru Kururin. Once again you control the Helirin, but this time you have a small measure of control over its rotation. This extra control allowed Ryuto to create a movie that can aim for fastest time without taking damage.
Also added to the sequel are several strange and entertaining minigames, such as using the Helirin to mow grass or attack intruding enemies Space Invaders style.
This is a 00:27.82 second improvement over the last attempt by the same author.
Emulator Replay:
VBA-rr v19.5

Published on 7/19/2011
This is the first Mega Man Zero game in the series for the Game Boy Advance. Unlike most other Mega Man games, Zero really is not in the mood for fighting all the bad guys, and decides to call it quits in the first few missions so that he can skip ahead to the last stages.
This run beats the previous run by 00:04.57 seconds due to a new trick called the "spike jump" which allows Zero to climb on the spikes without taking damage.
If you liked this movie, be sure to check out the all stages run.

Published on 7/17/2011
Mortal Kombat Advance is a port of the classic Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, for a handheld console. A terrible one at that. This one features a different engine, full of glitches, lousy controls and an even cheaper AI.
AKheon makes the in-game fighters look like idiots by glitching the game in a lot of possible ways!
The author also did a tool-assisted playaround on Mortal Kombat II (Game Boy version) and on Mortal Kombat: Tournament Edition.
If you want your SNES UMK3 fix, you can check out this movie and this staff-recommended movie.

Published on 4/28/2011
Mortal Kombat: Tournament Edition is a standalone game which acts as a sort of expansion to the GBA version of Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance. It has different characters, better AI and some bug fixes compared to the original GBA game.
Here, AKheon plays the Tag Team mode, where he chooses a team of two fighters to fight against other teams. The characters can be swapped at any time during a match.
If you're looking for a run that abuses a lot of crazy glitches in a handheld fighting game, then look no further, you have it right here!
The author also did tool-assisted playarounds on Mortal Kombat II (Game Boy version) and Mortal Kombat Advance.

Published on 6/27/2011
Pokémon: Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald form the third generation of Pokémon, after Pokémon: Gold and Silver. Noticeable differences include the graphics and interface, Pokémon abilities, and running shoes that allow the player to move around much faster in the outside overworld before getting the bike.
FractalFusion and GoddessMaria complete the game in a mere 1:31:45, 3 minutes and 22 seconds faster than the previous Sapphire Version run. Instead of using Machop/Machoke, this run now uses Taillow/Swellow, which is obtained far earlier in the game, also has Guts as an ability, and has powerful moves early on and throughout. The movie also uses advanced methods of luck manipulation with the help of RNG analysis. For more details, see the submission text.

Note: To play the vbm, you need to have Real Time Clock on and use Flash 128k as Save Type. Real Time Clock is for sync, while Flash 128k is to prevent the game from giving a white screen.

Published on 1/2/2011
Turbo Turtle Adventure is a game like Super Monkey Ball and Marble Madness where you make a turtle roll accross various stages.
The player rolled all the way through as fast as possible, using various techniques and some glitches. You can read the author's comments to learn more about those tricks.
Emulator Replay:

Published on 2/16/2011
Arguably better known these days for the WarioWare series, our anti-hero Wario started off as the villain in Super Mario Land 2 before starring in his own series of platformers of which this is the fifth (everyone forgets Virtual Boy Wario Land).
Through strategic use of save-and-restore and a glitch allowing rapid diagonal movement and zipping, Wario gets away with all the loot in this Hard mode run (the hardest difficulty available from the outset) 22:30.68 faster than before.

Published on 1/15/2011
Evel Knievel is a game by the creators of the famous Grand Theft Auto, and is a motocross game that looks a lot like Elasto Mania and Trials.
Aqfaq defies the law of physics by doing tricks that are impossible to perform in real life. If you are looking for crazy motocross action, then look no further — you have it right here!

Published on 2/4/2011
RoboCop for the GBC is a top-down shooter made by Mirage Interactive and Titus. The game itself consists of large maze levels and the slow movement pace of RoboCop. The difficulty in this game can be very obnoxious.
In this run, the author makes usage of a simple L+R glitch which doubles RoboCop's speed without affecting camera speed if three directions at once are pressed. In addition to this, it even allows him to warp to the next screen immediately when he catches up to the edge of the camera view while performing this glitch, and if there is an adjacent room to the direction where he's going. This allows him to get through most troublesome walls. The author provides detailed comments which help understanding what is going on.

Published on 10/5/2011
Aero the Acro-Bat is the tale of a bat who has to defend his circus from an angry clown and his horde of minions. Watch as Aero bounces, glides and soars through this game with even greater ease than before, 01:10.97 faster than the previous run due to a variety of small improvements.
This game also features the first appearance of another Sunsoft character, Zero the Kamikaze Squirrel.

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.
Emulator Replay:

Published on 10/15/2011
Castle of Illusion is one of the earlier games for the Genesis. Mickey must collect seven jewels to reach the final boss and save Minnie. He attacks enemies either by flinging apples at them, or by smothering them with his cast-iron buttocks.
This run is around 50 seconds faster than the previous run, thanks to new tricks/glitches and better optimisation. Please read the author's comments for more information on the new tricks and glitches.

Published on 7/9/2011
Gods is a game about someone who wants to become a god and gain immortality. This is a delicate and paradoxical issue, because temporal immortality can be bought at just about every shop in this game, but the hero still dies numerous times.
Another fun aspect is bomb-jumping, which allows both higher jumps and traveling vertically through walls. Almost the whole 2nd half of the game is skipped with this trick! However, it is not verified whether this trick will work on an actual console.
This is the author's latest version, improved by another 132 frames.

Published on 6/13/2011
Puggsy is the story of an alien who makes a pit stop on a planet creatively called The Planet, only to have his spacecraft stolen by the raccoon natives!
In order to get Puggsy's ride back, Sonikkustar abuses the impressive physics engine and the variety of puzzle-solving items dotted around the levels, thrashing the raccoons in record time!

Published on 5/3/2011
A late-lifetime release for the Genesis/MegaDrive, Ranger-X features the eponymous character fighting back an invasion of his homeworld with a powered suit, jetpack, and more weaponry than most people could ever use in a lifetime.
This run originates from TASVideos' Dream Team Contest 2 back in 2009, and is an improvement of 01:48.68 over the best submission from then.

Published on 1/2/2011

Published on 12/19/2011
Fast bouncing around. This is a run of Sonic the Hedgehog which avoids zipping (gaining a large speed boost from being inside terrain), unlike the other run of this game. Therefore, most levels cannot be skipped, and instead have to be traversed using a more normal route, although the author still finds a couple of alternative methods to take shortcuts (it is hard to define hard rules to ban all glitches). In this run, the game is completed without collecting the Chaos Emeralds.
There are also runs where Knuckles and Tails they take advantage of their own abilities to finish the game in record time.
This movie has a full Atlas Map encode, which shows a camhack encode overlaid on a zoomed out map.

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 12/19/2011
Some people have interesting fantasies, but Super Fantasy Zone isn't one of them. Here you get to see a flying egg with legs demolish some weird looking bosses in a matter of seconds.
Enjoy this short, fun looking run!
This improves the previous publication by 00:12.88 seconds due to better optimization.
Super Fantasy Zone

Emulator Replay:

Published on 8/27/2011
A short TAS featuring an absurdly fast character with bad sound effects in a broken game. This version is over 2 minutes faster than the previous version due to a warp glitch. This glitch allows the player to start a level at the same X and Y coordinates as the player had when the previous level ended.

Note: The audio issues are a result of Gens's inaccurate audio emulation.

Published on 3/12/2011
Of the many Contra ports, the MSX version perhaps differs most notably in that taking damage is not instantly fatal. There's also significantly less horizontal scrolling due to the limitations of the system.

Published on 11/27/2011
Invasion of the Zombie Monsters is a B-Movie style platformer for MSX. You take control of Ned, a geek trying to save his girlfriend from a giant demon terrorizing the city. This game was designed to be a throwback to games like Legend of Hero Tonma and Ghouls 'n Ghosts.
This is an improvement of 00:37.90 seconds over the previous run, courtesy of better boss fights and other general optimizations.

Published on 7/3/2011
You take control of two Knights, Popolon and Aphrodite, out to rescue their baby Pamperse from the evil high priest Galious. They have their own subtle differences in gameplay, but for the most part, they just act as two separate health bars.
The authors, zggzdydp and scrimpeh, run through the game at breakneck pace, taking much more damage than they should be able to.

Published on 5/23/2011
The Treasure of Uşas is an adventure and platforming game where the character's attacks depends on his mood, which is changed by touching one of four special emotion icons found in various places within the game.
The player uses these emotions and each of the characters' powers to find the four pieces of Uşas' jewels as fast as possible.

To play the OMR file, you have to have the Panasonic FS-A1WSX bios installed.

Published on 3/8/2011
The name's Bond... James Bond...
007 is ready for his incredibly popular first person shooter for the Nintendo 64. Rather than taking the usual stealthy strategy, secret agent 007 treats this first person shooter like any other and runs around shooting things with a complete disregard for human life, including his own.
While this run seems to be slower than the previous run, it actually plays all the regular levels faster and also plays two additional bonus levels!
Note: There are encodes of higher resolutions in the discussion thread.

Published on 8/24/2011
Mortal Kombat Trilogy is a compilation of content from the previous Mortal Kombat titles, based primarily upon the gameplay mechanics of Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3. It follows the same story as UMK3, but contains all characters and most of the stages from Mortal Kombat and Mortal Kombat II as well.
If you're eager to see more highly glitched Mortal Kombat action, consider watching the SNES run.

The audio in the encodes of this movie has pops and clicks due to sound emulation problems in mupen64.

Published on 8/4/2011
In the direct sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Link is back to being a lone boy without a fairy. One day, he is attacked by Skull Kid and his two fairies, Tatl and Tael, and they steal his ocarina. After pursuing Skull Kid, he is transformed into a Deku Scrub. Link continues pursuing Skull Kid all the way to the Clock Town (now with the help of Tatl the fairy, a more 'in yo face' version of Navi).
This TAS of the game is the result of three years of hard work and many restarts due to new discoveries. It features many never-before-seen tricks and glitches, and completes every dungeon without getting a single boss key. Everything is done out of order, in ways that will amaze the viewer and keep them on the edge of their seat the entire way through, including a whole new way of warping between the areas in the game's over-world, and a new method of traveling that makes even the longest stretches in the game seem tiny.
The author beats the game in two 3-day cycles (the previous route used three), and does so in a way that puts every past attempt at a 6-day challenge to shame.
Note: There are encodes of higher resolutions in the discussion thread. Also, if you know the cutscenes of this game by memory at this point and would rather watch an encode without them, it's your lucky day.

Published on 8/25/2011
Uses warps
Emulator Replay:
FCEUX 2.1.5

Published on 11/22/2011
Amagon the Marine has crash-landed on a mysterious island in the South Pacific and must get to the rescue boat. In his way lie wild animals, dinosaurs, and aliens, all of which are likely to be endangered or extinct after their encounter with this gun-wielding man who can double his muscle mass to punch them into oblivion.
This is an improvement of nearly 26 seconds over the previous run by Tailz due to increased use of the Megagon form, lag reduction, improved boss fights, and a time-saving death in level 5-1.

Published on 10/22/2011
Bananan Ouji no Daibouken is a platform game only released in Japan and Germany (where it is known as Banana Prince).
One day in the Banana nation, the Banana Prince is conversing with the Dragonmaster when the evil Paprika Dragon flies in and steals the big banana, the symbol of the nation's wealth. While the Dragonmaster is at a loss as to what to do, the Prince decides to bring back the nation's most beloved possession to the people.
The author, khv-user, runs, jumps, and climbs his way to the Paprika Dragon and brings back the banana in only nine and a half minutes.

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 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 6/6/2011
Chip 'n Dale - Rescue Rangers is based on the animated TV series. In this ridiculously easy and straightforward game, the Rangers look for their neighbor's kitty and end up fighting against their old nemesis, Fat Cat.
Aglar improved Genisto's movie by 00:01.81 seconds, by using different routes and by improving the zip method. You can check out the author's comments to learn more about the improvements.

You can watch the complete run played back on console

Published on 11/10/2011
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade lent itself to two well-known video game adaptations - an adventure game and a straight-up action game. This game, made by Taito, is neither of those two; it is comprised of several short smaller games with varying genres.
This run by MESHUGGAH and Randil is the result of careful luck manipulation and several time-saving tricks.

Published on 12/31/2011
Kickle Cubicle is a game where the title character kicks ice cubes to solve puzzles. Unlike most other NES puzzle games, it has a plot and even boss fights. Every story mode and bonus level (101 total) is completed in this hour long movie.
Kickle Cubicle

Emulator Replay:
FCEUX 2.1.5

Published on 1/11/2011
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 3/10/2011
Mark is on his way back home from a baseball game when an alien gargoyle called Bert summons him to save his home planet from evil monsters using his almighty baseball bat.
In this very strange game, you must defeat bosses in each stage before obtaining a key to the next stage. The player normally controls Mark, but by picking up a pill from monsters, Bert can be used. Bert can fly and shoot powerful shots, but he only lasts a short while unless another pill is obtained.
This is the fifth effort to tackle this game and the first to be published.
Monster Party

Emulator Replay:
FCEUX 2.1.4a

Published on 6/10/2011
Nuts & Milk is a platform game deriving influences from a number of famous Nintendo games, including Kirby (puffy pink blob as a protagonist), Mario Bros. (green and red fireballs), Donkey Kong Jr. (spring platforms, jumping from ladder to ladder and fruits) and Wrecking Crew (barrels).
This improvement of 00:15.22 seconds over the previous published movie collects all the fruit in all stages, including the bonus round (the latter of which triggers the 'PERFECT' ending).

You can watch this run being played back on a console.

Published on 6/17/2011
This game features a classic save-the-princess plot... in the form of a pinball game.
This run saves 00:29.37 seconds over its predecessor (accounting for a frame rate difference) due to improved strategies and increased precision.
If you like pinball games featuring characters as the ball, also check out Sonic Spinball or Mario Pinball Land.
Pinball Quest

Emulator Replay:
FCEUX 2.1.4a

Published on 12/22/2011
Puzznic is one of the lesser known puzzle block games on the NES. Normally, each level takes a minute or so to complete. In this movie, each one is completed in just a few seconds. The author even manages to overflow the score display before completing the game.
Read the author's comments for more details on the "block-juggling" and other glitches used in this movie.

Emulator Replay:
FCEUX 2.1.5

Published on 10/15/2011
In Rockin' Kats, Willy the Kat's girl Jill is kidnapped no less than five times by the local crime boss, and, armed with little more than a "punch-gun", he sets out to rescue her.
This run was the winning submission to TASVideos' Dream Team Contest 4, and improves the old run by just over five minutes.

Published on 8/14/2011
Shadowgate is a storybook game in which you wake up in front of a big castle and must make your way through it solving a variety of puzzles.
This run created by Randil is 00:41.85 seconds faster than the previous run of the game. For more details about the improvements done in this run, you can read the author's comments.

Author commentaries are available through the run in the form of subtitles. They can be enabled or disabled in the YouTube stream.
Emulator Replay:
FCEUX 2.2.3

Published on 5/4/2011
Solomon’s Key is a puzzle platform game with an old clumsy magician who has the power of creating and destroying platforms. And through that power, he saves the world.
This movie plays all the rooms of the game, including the hidden rooms with Page of Time, Page of Space, and even a princess of some kind. (Fairy collection rooms were not included.) No warps were used. Due to those secrets, it accomplishes the best ending of the game.
This movie is almost a minute and a half faster than the predecessor movie. In addition, it marks the obsoletion of the last Famtasia movie.

Published on 10/2/2011
The Galactic Empire, under the leadership of the villainous Darth Vader, is in pursuit of Luke Skywalker and the rest of the Rebel Alliance. While Vader chases a small band of Luke's friends across the galaxy, Luke studies the Force under Jedi Master Yoda. But when Vader captures Luke's friends, Luke must decide whether to complete his training and become a full Jedi Knight or to confront Vader and save his comrades.
While Luke only learns a few force powers in this speedrun, he still is able to take on Darth Vader and the forces of the Empire with no problems. Clearly, the Force is strong with this one.

Published on 1/6/2011
Here at TASVideos we make perfect movies... and then we beat them again — this time by 1 frame, which, considering the fiercely competitive history of this run, is actually significant.
And if watching this TAS on an emulator isn't satisfying enough, why not see it played back on a real console!
Note: Using RTA timing, this run clocks in at 04:54.03.

Published on 1/21/2011

Published on 3/1/2011

Published on 1/6/2011
TMNT2 is a classic beat-em-up game, featuring 4 reptiles. This may be that rare case when the Turtles can really prove they are ninjas. Because being a ninja is not about walking and fighting...
After Splinter taught his students how to teleport short distances, it was all over for the Foot Clan. Michael Jackson also taught them how to moonwalk, because this was the 80's and Michael Jackson was cool then. It never spoiled things that with 2 players the game spawns around 8/5 more enemies than with one player. The increased HP didn't help the bosses to stand that sudden turtle attack either.

Published on 5/31/2011
The Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle is a frustrating action puzzler. In it, you take control of Bugs as he collects carrots while avoiding enemies such as Sylvester the Cat, Daffy Duck, Yosemite Sam, and Wile E. Coyote. Equipped with nothing but an occasional boxing glove which he can throw and some invincibility potions, Bugs must eat his way through 60 levels without getting trapped by a mob of Looney Tunes.
In this run, the author, Brandon, exploits the game's AI, which is anything but intelligent. Only one of these enemies follows actual movement, while the others will track your input, even if the input changes nothing. As such, the author is able to often render the enemies useless, allowing him to take the most optimal path. When he can't do this, he tries to find the best possible workaround, often pausing for the exact amount of time to make it past a baddie. As a secondary goal, Brandon also attempts to maximize the score without losing time. For more details, as always, please see the author's notes, and also make sure to watch the captions provided in the encodes.
The author has also created a run of this game's "Special Levels".

This run has two YouTube streams. The first contains no input display while the second one does. This was included as the luck manipulation is heavily based on input and it's hard to follow the run otherwise.
All encodes also have the author's commentary in the form of subtitles.

Published on 7/21/2011
The Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle is a frustrating action puzzler. In it, you take control of Bugs as he collects carrots while avoiding enemies such as Sylvester the Cat, Daffy Duck, Yosemite Sam, and Wile E. Coyote.
This game features 4 "Special Levels" which can be accessed either by the "No Carrot Signs" found in several levels or by a password. In this run, the author, Brandon, completes these difficult levels with absolutely no help from the boxing gloves and potions featured in the main game. All he has to work with is precise movement and luck manipulation, and although this, coupled with the numerous enemies, make these levels far less trivial than the main ones, the completion time is still relatively small. Much of the length of this movie is a result of the unavoidable and abnormally long tube scenes in S4 and S1. For more details, as always, please see the author's notes, and also make sure to watch the captions provided in the encodes.
The author has also created a run of the main game.

This run has two YouTube streams. The first contains no input display while the second one does. This was included as the luck manipulation is heavily based on input and it's hard to follow the run otherwise.
All encodes also have the author's commentary in the form of subtitles.

Watch this run being played back on a real console.

Published on 1/22/2011
Before The Terminator came to the Genesis and Sega CD in various forms, it arrived on the NES... if the end result can even be called a game. Much running around ensues in a plot narrowly resembling the movie and glitches abound to no end.
Fortunately, most of the atrocities are crushed by completing the game too quickly for them to really sink in.

Published on 7/4/2011
Although Legacy of Llylgamyn is the third game in the Wizardry series, it was released second for the NES because Knight of Diamonds, the actual second game, was deemed to be too difficult for beginners (though it was, eventually, released for the NES as well).
Here, the object of the quest, the Orb of Earithin, mysteriously appears in a shop by way of a lost battle and a glitch involving the occasional result thereof of causing a character to be lost in the dungeon, bringing the quest to a close impossibly quickly.

Published on 4/26/2011
Yume Penguin Monogatari (夢ペンギン物語) is a hybrid platform/shooter video game developed by Konami in 1991. The player takes the role of a penguin named Penta, who is getting dumped by his girlfriend Penko, because he has become far too obese for her liking. The game follows Penta's quest to win back his ex-girlfriend by losing weight via collecting diet drinks and avoiding enemies. This game was only released in Japan.

Published on 12/9/2011
The Earth is endangered by global pollution! Zen, the environmentalist ninja of ECO-POWER, must save the Earth from the big defiler, Lord Contaminous.
As one of the latest NES games from Konami, Zen featured graphics and music that pushed the limits of the 8-bit console.
This movie by feos improves the previous run by 00:11.28 seconds.
This movie has an Atlas Map encode of the Toxic Factory stage, which shows the standard encode overlaid on a zoomed out map.

Published on 5/15/2011
The Brood, an ancient race of dragons, is all but extinct. Their power was so strong that they had to be killed. A (as Ryu is named in this run), the last one of the Brood, is awakened after 400 years and decides he wants to know more about his people.
Well aware of his fearful power, A uses it until he becomes strong enough to rely on his physical power, after which he manipulates luck to an indecent extent, using frame-by-frame advancing to pulverize his foes and even the final boss. It may be a little anti-climactic, but it's much quicker this way.
This is currently the fifth longest published movie (Final Fantasy VIII is the longest RPG run). You might want to take your morning and your afternoon to watch this.

Published on 4/4/2011
Chocobo no Fushigi na Dungeon (チョコボの不思議なダンジョン) is a dungeon crawler starring everyone's favorite Final Fantasy transportation. It was only released in Japan, although a sequel, Chocobo's Dungeon 2, was released in the USA too.
The author uses luck manipulation to get favorable floor layouts, descending rapidly through the dungeons while still collecting items needed to kill bosses.

Published on 2/25/2011
Croc: Legend of the Gobbos chronicles the adventure of a crocodile (creatively named Croc) who runs and jumps through four worlds in order to save his Gobbo friends.
Thanks to a glitch in the physics engine, Croc adds another trick to his repertoire: the ability to float. This run by RingRush makes heavy use of the floating glitch and various other tricks to defeat Baron Dante and save the Gobbo king as fast as possible.
For a run that rescues all Gobbos, collects all jigsaw pieces, and completes all levels, see the 100% run.

Published on 4/23/2011
Squaresoft (now known as Square Enix) didn't only make role-playing games! They also made games of different genres. This one is a shoot'em up called Einhänder.
This shooting game has something particular compared to its siblings. Not only can the player shoot bullets, but he can also wield a sword and slash through enemies. In fact, the game's title, Einhänder, means "single-handed" in German, referring to the player's sword.
In this movie, sparky takes advantage of a glitch to abuse the weapon's attack to cause more damage. This is only possible in the Japanese version.

Published on 7/4/2011
Final Fantasy VIII (1999) marked a significant departure from earlier SquareSoft titles — it was their first game to have realistically proportioned characters and did away with much of the traditional gameplay systems used by earlier titles. Additionally, it is the first Final Fantasy to focus on a love story.
This is the first multi-disc publication on the site, and is also one of the longest published runs.

Note for viewers: Due to an emulation error, there is a slight graphical glitch at Fisherman's Horizon which may be seizure-inducing. The YouTube encode compensates for this by removing the frames that cause this issue by dropping the framerate in half.

Published on 10/4/2011
In this sequel to the first 3D Frogger game, Swampy the crocodile has had enough of Frogger hopping on him to cross water in previous Frogger games, so he decides to get revenge by kidnapping the baby frogs in Frogger's pond. Realizing the babies are missing, Frogger and his new partner Lily Frog set out on an adventure to rescue them.
CoolKirby uses his TAS powers to make Frogger and Lily hyperactive, so they rescue their babies at their fastest. If you're looking for crazy hopping action, look no further!

Published on 7/14/2011
X decided he's fed up with being in the shadow of Zero and shows him how it's done, beating Sigma and his army and collecting all of the items in the process.
If you still want to get your Zero fix, you can check out the run which aims for fastest time without collecting any items.

Published on 10/2/2011
Sigma returns again and Earth is in great danger. Zero is off having a party all night, so Mega Man X steps in to do the job. Even if not as awesome as Zero, he still manages to do the job in less than 20 minutes while also getting the Ultimate Armor.

Published on 10/20/2011
Capcom decided to make some easy money, so they recycled parts of Mega Man X5, threw in overly difficult trial-and-error gameplay, made almost everything an obstacle course, and called it Mega Man X6.
Rescuing all Reploids on Xtreme mode is inadvisable for all but the most hardcore, yet this TAS makes it look easy. Not only that, it collects everything that can be collected before beating the game.
In this run, Rolanmen1 uses additional items and tricks that are not present in the any% or all stages runs, such as X's Blade Armor. Though X still has less screentime than Zero, he is used to his fullest potential in the Gate stages.

Published on 9/8/2011
Resident Evil is the original survival horror game by Capcom, and the beginning of a big franchise.
The Raccoon Police Department's Special Tactics And Rescue Service (S.T.A.R.S.) are assigned to investigate a series of bizarre murders in Raccoon City. Watch the Alpha team's Jill Valentine as she blazes through a series of zombies while killing only one of them!
Note: There are cutscene-less encodes in the discussion thread.

Published on 8/17/2011
Gnasty Gnorc is mad at the TV, since a reporter said he's not a threat and ugly. Because of that, he decided to trap all of the dragons in crystals. Only Spyro is spared, and he has to free them all.
The author, lapogne36, helps Spyro complete this task as fast as possible by exploiting glitches to boost his speed. You can learn more about this glitch by reading the author's comments.
The author has also done a run for the next game in the series.

Published on 4/17/2011
Mole Mania, known as Moguranya (モグラ~ニャ) in Japan, is an action puzzle game. The main character is a mole named Muddy Mole, whose wife and children have been kidnapped by the farmer, Jinbe. Muddy has to go to Jinbe Land and save his family. In the game, the player will solve puzzles by moving a black ball to a gate. However, there are many obstacles and enemies in the way. Therefore the player will dig into ground to find ways around them.
This run aims to beat all levels as fast as possible without using surrender. To accomplish this, the author, Ryuto, uses a warp glitch to skip many rooms. As always, please see the author's notes for more details.
There is also a run by the same author that skips several levels.

Published on 5/4/2011
Mole Mania, known as Moguranya (モグラ~ニャ) in Japan, is an action puzzle game. The main character is a mole named Muddy Mole, whose wife and children have been kidnapped by the farmer, Jinbe. Muddy has to go to Jinbe Land and save his family. In the game, the player will solve puzzles by moving a black ball to a gate. However, there are many obstacles and enemies in the way. Therefore the player will dig into ground to find ways around them.
The player skips 6 levels out of 8 using a glitch, causing the time records to be nullified from the second stage to the seventh stage. The previous run used a reset glitch to perform this skip. This time, a different warp glitch was used, which is where most of the 02:45.93 improvement comes from.

Published on 8/30/2011
This movie proves the benefit of sleeping in late. In a departure from most runs, which try to start as soon as possible, the authors avoid any input for over two minutes to enable a faster route.
This Wario game is a fairly unique platformer where you not only play as "the bad guy", but normal damage is replaced with various status effects like catching on fire. In addition, the use of these effects is needed to complete the game.
This run beats the previous movie by 1 minute and 35 seconds through the use of new tricks such as clipping into walls to reach out-of-bounds goal doors, which are only present in this version of the game.
There is also a 100% run of this game on the colorful GBC version.
Emulator Replay:
VBA-rr v24

Published on 3/1/2011
ActRaiser (1990) is a critically acclaimed SNES game which combines two major gameplay phases: a god simulator and an action platformer. You play the role of God "the Master", who awakens from his slumber only to find that the human civilization is completely wrecked, and hordes of demons are roaming free. The Master has three roles: to open new locations for humans to inhabit, to deal with the catastrophes happening there, which usually have something to do with grotesque monsters, as represented in side-scrolling action stages, and to help develop human civilization anew by controlling it during the overhead phases through a bow-wielding cupid who also repels mischievous demons, as presented in the form of an overhead simulation.
This is an improvement of 14:11.48 over the original run of this game from 2004.

Commentary from the authors is available as subtitles in the MKV and YouTube video, or through this script if watching in the emulator.

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

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

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

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