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Donkey Kong is a classic arcade game that spawned many ports, including this very Atari 2600 port. This port, however, only has two stages: 25m and 100m, possibly due to the limitations of the console.
BrunoVisnadi improves the previous movie by 1.19 seconds with better optimization.
Published on 10/3/2015
Game:
Donkey Kong

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 1.11.1

As the Pharaoh's Son, it is up to the Prince to lift the curse of Anubis, God of the Dead, by reaching the Temple of Ra and solving the riddle of the Sphinx. Armed with a sling and some rocks, the Prince journeys across Egypt, trading with nomads, digging for treasures, and calling upon the goddess Isis for counsel and healing.
This run by Samsara uses the Sceptre to move faster, and carefully manipulates nomads, Isis, and the Sphinx to finish the game in the fastest time possible.
Published on 8/4/2015

River Raid is an early vertical shooter where you fly a plane down a river and fire missiles to blow up helicopters, jets, ships and bridges.
As you can imagine, a tool-assisted speedrun turns this regular raid into an unstoppable barrage of destruction.
This movie obsoletes the previous one due to Lord Tom getting 1 million points instead of 100,000, thus reaching the true end of the game.
This run was performed by a bot coded by the author, based on a Java port of the game he wrote himself. For more on the extensive work put into this TAS, see the author's comments.
Published on 4/13/2015
Game:
River Raid

Genres:
Action
Shooter
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.5.3

Ninja Golf is an Atari 7800 video game which combines scrolling beat 'em up with golf simulation gameplay. Released in 1990, it later gained some renown for its outlandish subject matter and unique blend of gameplay styles.
The player starts each hole by aiming his ball and shooting it toward the green. He then runs toward the ball, in traditional sidescroller fashion, fighting various enemies encountered along the way. These enemies include other ninjas, gophers, birds, giant mutant frogs, sharks and more.
The enemies faced depends on the environment the ninja golfer is currently in. Sharks are encountered in water hazards and snakes in the sand traps. Ninjas are encountered in all the environments, including underwater.
In this run, adelikat sports, fights, and runs his way through multiple ninjas, sharks, and even dragons to complete possibly the strangest nine holes of golf.
Published on 7/25/2015
Game:
Ninja Golf

Genres:
Action
Sport
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.10.0

The player as a spider has to make their way through several obstacles to the top of an apple cider conveyor. Therefore the apples on the conveyor, the squeezing mechanisms and various living creatures disturb the player. Jumping over obstacles and climbing the thick threads, the player struggles doughtily, gaining points and progressing from level to level.
Published on 8/4/2015
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.11.1

As a covered wagon party of pioneers, you head out west from Independence, Missouri to the Willamette River and valley in Oregon. You first must stock up on provisions, and then, while travelling, make decisions such as when to rest, how much food to eat, etc. The Oregon Trail incorporates simulation elements and planning ahead, along with discovery and adventure, as well as mini-game-like activities (hunting and floating down the Dalles River).
Thanks to good management of the resources, adelikat manages to reach the Willamette River and valley in 8 minutes and 24.63 seconds.
This is the first ever Apple II publication on this site.
Published on 7/8/2015
Game:
The Oregon Trail

Genres:
Adventure
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.10.0

Dragon Unit (also known as Castle of Dragon) is a side-scrolling action-adventure game in which Geraden must hack and slash his way through the kingdom and destroy legions on Darklarza's forces. Initially equipped with a sword and a shield, plus the armor on his back, Geraden can upgrade to more powerful offensive and defensive options, as well as obtain various powerful magic spells.
While the speed boost trick can't be done when playing with two players, mamuuuut still keeps things interesting with a variety of two-player antics.
We also have a run of this game using a single player.
Published on 1/22/2015

Released in 1996, Metal Slug is a widely popular game about two soldiers named Marco Rossi and Tarma Roving, enrolled in the Peregrine Falcon Squad, fighting against General Morden and a bunch of other Nazi impersonators in giant mechs & machines in order to stop his New World Order under his power.
Watch x2poet destroy anything that stands in his path through wide use of bombs and guns, and about half a minute faster than the previous run!
If you enjoyed this movie, check out the other Metal Slug runs for more explosive military action.
Published on 2/8/2015

Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo is a puzzle spin-off of Super Street Fighter II Turbo first released on the arcades in 1996, then ported to several home consoles. The game works on a mechanic of normal blocks (which can group together into power gems), crash gems (which destroy gems of the same color), and counter gems sent over from opponents that count down until they turn into normal blocks. Blocks fall in pairs and after the 25th pair a diamond gem appears which destroys all gems of the same color on the playfield.
dwangoAC chooses Ryu and plays through the hardest difficulty in a mere 7 minutes and 8.15 seconds.
Published on 9/13/2015

C64anabalt is an official conversion of Canabalt for the Commodore 64 (in cartridge form). Canabalt is the game that defined the endless runner genre. The game controls consist of a single jump button to alter the height of the player's suit-clad character, who runs across a war-torn city at an ever increasing pace.
At the incredible speeds reached in this TAS, the building generator can bug out and fail to create sections of buildings. Author dwangoAC had to carefully avoid these bugs in order to successfully run the maximum distance.
There are two different versions of this port. This movie uses the Encore build, which includes a faithful port of the original soundtrack to the C64's SID sound chip.
Published on 1/13/2015
Game:
C64anabalt

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.9.1

The original arcade game Zaxxon was the first game to employ an isometric perspective, later used in other games like Q*Bert, Marble Madness, and Fallout. This ColecoVision port preserves the graphical style which gave the game its name – AXONometric projection.
This run by dwangoAC uses the hardest difficulty and performs several difficult shots in order to beat the first cycle of the game in under two minutes.
Published on 8/25/2015
Game:
Zaxxon

Genres:
Shooter
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.11.1

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

Finally, 16 years after Doom was modified to allow savestates and slowdown (giving birth to tool-assisted speedrunning), TASVideos presents such a movie!
Doom is a 1993 science fiction horror-themed first-person shooter (FPS) video game by id Software. It is considered one of the most significant and influential titles in the video game industry, for having ushered in the popularity of the first-person shooter genre. The original game is divided into three nine-level episodes and distributed via shareware and mail order. The Ultimate Doom, an updated release of the original game featuring a fourth episode, was released in 1995 and sold at retail.
This run by Akse beats the second episode using Skill 4, Ultra-Violence. This is the most common skill level used in the Doom speedrunning and TAS community.
Note: The encode has been extended to include the full ending music. This is not present if you play back the movie in Doom.
Published on 4/19/2015

Doom is a 1993 science fiction horror-themed first-person shooter (FPS) video game by id Software. It is considered one of the most significant and influential titles in the video game industry, for having ushered in the popularity of the first-person shooter genre. The original game is divided into three nine-level episodes and distributed via shareware and mail order. The Ultimate Doom, an updated release of the original game featuring a fourth episode, was released in 1995 and sold at retail.
This run by Akse beats the third episode using Skill 4, Ultra-Violence. This is the most common skill level used in the Doom speedrunning and TAS community.
Note: The encode has been extended to include the full ending music. This is not present if you play back the movie in Doom.
Published on 6/30/2015

Doom is a 1993 science fiction horror-themed first-person shooter (FPS) video game by id Software. It is considered one of the most significant and influential titles in the video game industry, for having ushered in the popularity of the first-person shooter genre. The original game is divided into three nine-level episodes and distributed via shareware and mail order. The Ultimate Doom, an updated release of the original game featuring a fourth episode, was released in 1995 and sold at retail.
This run by Akse beats the fourth episode using Skill 4, Ultra-Violence. This is the most common skill level used in the Doom speedrunning and TAS community.
Note: The encode has been extended to include the full ending music. This is not present if you play back the movie in Doom.
Published on 7/19/2015

CD-Man is a Pac-Man clone first released in 1989, then updated to Version 2.0 in 1992. The game speed options range from the really slow "Zzzzz..." to the mind-numbingly fast "Warp". Five levels are present in Version 2.0 of the game, unlike the original version, which ended at level 3.
Author c-square controls two characters simultaneously at the highest speed setting and clears the 5 levels twice in 3.71 seconds, making it one of the fastest published TASes on this site.
Due to the sheer speed of the game, slowed down encodes are available. One is at 16.7% of the regular speed, while another is at 10% of the regular speed.
Published on 2/23/2015

From the submission comments: It's Commander Keen 3! Released in 1990, this is the final game in the Vorticon trilogy, using the same engine as Keens 1 and 2. This time Keen must face the Grand Intellect, an evil leader who enslaved all Vorticons and indoctrinated them with only one thought: "Keen must die!"
While there are 16 levels total, only 3 are required to beat the game. In RTA timing this run finishes in 1:37.68 and beats the cancelled run by 30.39 seconds.
If you enjoy this movie, TASVideos also has runs of all the other Keen games.
Published on 5/18/2015
Emulator Version:
JPC-rr r11.8 rc2

Initially published as a commercial game between Invasion of the Vorticons and Goodbye, Galaxy! in 1991, Commander Keen: Keen Dreams was largely overlooked until it saw a shareware release in late 1992 almost a year after Goodbye, Galaxy!. It is informally known as Keen 3.5 among fans.
In Keen Dreams, Commander Keen goes to sleep and finds himself in the land of Tuberia, where he discovers that Earth children are being trapped in their sleep to work as slaves for the evil King Boobus Tuber. Out of ammo and lacking his trusty pogo stick, Keen must resort to scavenging Flower Power and Boobus Bombs from the local flora in order to combat the tuberian threat.
slamo improves his previous TAS by 24.98 seconds (~21.22 seconds on RTA timing), thanks to a new route, ditching two long levels (Melon Mines and Spud City) in favor of 4 shorter levels on the southern part of the overworld.
Published on 12/22/2015

Jill of the Jungle: Volume I - Jill of the Jungle is the first episode of a shareware series. It is a platform game where the player takes the role of the titular character, an Amazon woman who takes the not-so-typical role of a monster-slaying, leather-wearing warrior. Jill's most distinguishing ability is morphing into various creatures, such as a bird, a fish, and others, which allow her to explore specific areas. Levels often feature platform structures that must be navigated precisely, as well as keys and gems that must be found in order to advance.
Author slamo runs through the first volume in 6 minutes and 40.85 seconds.
Published on 2/24/2015

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

Adventure Time - Hey Ice King! Why'd You Steal Our Garbage?!! is a DS game developed by WayForward, based on the popular show Adventure Time. Its gameplay is heavily inspired by Zelda II.
In this run, arandomgameTASer heavily abuses many glitches in the game, in particular an item jumping glitch, to beat the game in record time. Mathematical!
Published on 9/4/2015

Beyblade: Metal Masters is a video game based on the manga called Beyblade: Metal Fusion. Said manga also inspired a four-season anime series called Beyblade: Metal Saga. The game is largely based on the events of the anime series.
xy2_ spins his Beyblades to victory with the first available character, Gingka, in about 7 and a half minutes.
Published on 8/22/2015

Dementium: The Ward is a first-person survival horror game created by Renegade Kids and Gamecock for the DS. You wake up in a mysterious, derelict hospital and must explore the dark, solve puzzles, and avoid the fearsome surgical experiments roaming the halls to escape with your life.
In this tool-assisted speedrun, jlun2 makes his own path through the game, cutting through enemies, bosses, and even walls to assure his character's freedom in under 37 minutes.

Note: Due to an emulation error, certain sounds play louder than intended.
Published on 9/15/2015

"Whoa, didn't see that coming!"
Johnny Test is a game based on the TV cartoon series of the same name. In the game, Johnny tampers with Susan and Mary's "Real Life Simulator" machine, inadvertently allowing Wacko access to the machine, who uses it to turn the town of Porkbelly into a Medieval city. If that weren't enough, Brain Freezer is holding the twins' beloved Gil hostage. Johnny and Dukey will push all the limits with numerous laboratory gadgets trying to fix this experiment gone wrong. They will have to break some rules in order to stop the bad guys and save Porkbelly – all before his parents find out.
Author dekutony runs through the game, taking advantage of multiple powerups and programming errors to beat it in 19 minutes and 55.68 seconds.
Published on 9/16/2015
Game:
Johnny Test

Genres:
Action
Platform
Emulator Version:
DeSmuME 0.9.8 x86

Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days is the first 3D handheld Kingdom Hearts game, released in North America in 2009. It follows Roxas during his time working for Organization XIII.
In this run, arandomgameTASer runs through the game's missions very quickly, utilizing extensive route planning and tricks throughout.

Downloadable encodes have the author's commentary as soft subtitles. The YouTube encode removes the credits and its associated ending theme for copyright reasons.
Published on 9/1/2015

The classic Metal Slug series comes to the DS with Metal Slug 7. Although there is only one player this time, this version is notable for allowing the player to keep two weapons and switch freely between them. Also, each player has a special advantage compared to the others: for instance, Eri can use more grenades, whereas Tarma does more damage while using a Metal Slug.
This run uses Eri and Tarma, just like mtvf1's first Eri/Tarma run. It improves zk547's deathless run by 01:08.10, despite having to use two continues to switch between Eri and Tarma.
Also check out the runs of other Metal Slug games such as Metal Slug, Metal Slug X, Metal Slug 3, Metal Slug 4, Metal Slug 5 and Metal Slug Advance.

Note: The second pair of downloadables and torrents are encodes of only the top screen.
Published on 9/1/2015

Over the Hedge is a licensed stealth-based platformer for the DS, mainly notable for its tank-like character controls.
In this run, jlun2 makes extensive use of out of bounds clipping, breaking every single level.
Published on 4/15/2015
Emulator Version:
DeSmuME_0.9.10_x86

Pokémon: Pearl Version is part of the 4th generation of Pokémon games, after Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald. For the first time in the main series, it features 3D graphics and online play over the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. In addition, there are 107 new Pokémon to catch.
In this run, MKDasher beats the game fast using luck manipulation and a major glitch that loads the overworld map incorrectly, allowing him to venture outside the level boundaries. For more information, see the author's comments.

There is also an alternate YouTube stream featuring commentary by the author.

Note: Due to an emulation error, there are moments of flickering black pixels across the ground.
Published on 7/14/2015

Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions is a DS Spidey game released in 2010, featuring prominent Metroidvania and beat-em-up elements. It shares the same game engine with Web of Shadows and Daniel X
In this run, arandomgameTASer uses great power to blazes through with a combination of web swinging goodness and aerial attacks. It even has the Spidey humor.
Published on 12/14/2015

Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions is a DS Spidey game released in 2010, featuring prominent Metroidvania and beat-em-up elements. It shares the same game engine with Web of Shadows and Daniel X.
This time around, Spidey decides to delay saving the universe by collecting a bunch of upgrades, much to the anger of Madame Web.
This run completes the game with all items collected, which includes all health and abilities. This is different from 100%, which would require obtaining all achievements.
Published on 12/28/2015

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

Genres:
Strategy
Emulator Version:
desmume x86 0.9.7 svn4118

The second quest of The Legend of Zelda is what you get by having completed the game once. It is more difficult than the first quest. In this movie, the authors enter ZELDA as the player's name to start the 2nd quest without having to complete the game first.
The authors in this run also enter some of their own code, and don't really complete the game a second time either – yet somehow do. See the authors' notes for more details.
Published on 6/13/2015

This game is about two bumbling idiots fighting over the fate of the earth: Daffy Duck, savior of mankind, and Marvin the Martian, hero of Mars.
In this TAS, Scepheo & MUGG helps Daffy Duck fight Marvin by leading him through the parallel galaxy of Glitch-on, cutting Marvin off before he can reach Earth in only two minutes! If you're looking for a glitch festival, you'll definitely want to watch this movie!
If you're looking for more Duck Dodgers action, see the run of the SNES version.
Published on 9/1/2015

It is several years after the death of Dr. Von Frankenbone, and things around the castle are starting to fall apart. The electricity bill hasn't been paid in some time, and now the Frankenstein-like character Franky needs to find the cash to pay it off. The locals have trapped Franky inside the late doctor's private manor, and he must escape and piece together the golden tablet depicting his beautiful girlfriend Bitsy in order to pay the bills.
Dr. Franken II is a side-scrolling platformer that places you in control of Franky as he searches far and wide for the pieces of the golden tablet, including exotic locales like Egypt and the bottom of the ocean. Like the first Dr. Franken, there are many trap doors, monsters, and other obstacles. Keys are needed to unlock new areas of the game, and they can be found in the far reaches of the level.
The author, Flip, runs and jumps through the levels with precision, completing the tablet and saving Franky's home, improving the previous movie by ~43 seconds.
Published on 1/30/2015
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 1.9.1

Kid Dracula (also known as Akumajou Special - Boku Dracula-kun) is simultaneously a remake and sequel to the Famicom game, which was only released in Japan. As a spinoff of the Castlevania series, this game is much more light-hearted, and features a quirky array of enemies that range from the standard skeletons, witches and ghouls to... ghosts, giant robots and aliens!?
Hetfield90 and StarvinStruthers improve the previous publication by around 27.3 seconds, thanks to much better optimisation.
Published on 8/21/2015
Game:
Kid Dracula

Genres:
Action
Platform
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.11.0

The seven rainbow bridges, connecting the seven rainbow islands, have disappeared. King Dedede is to blame as always... or is he? The evil Dark Matter has him under his control and plans to turn Dream Land into a dark world. Kirby aims to save the day by going through seven worlds, aided this time by three animal friends (though you never see Rick the Hamster used in this run).
To get the true ending to the game, the player has to find a rainbow drop on each island, which form the rainbow sword after the main showdown with Dedede. These rainbow drops are hidden off the main paths of the stages, and most of them require a special power to break the barrier guarding the drop. This has a large effect on the route in some stages.
illayaya's run is over five minutes faster than the previous run by Soulrivers. Part of this is due to cutscene skips after bosses, though this run is also much more optimized. Details can be found in the submission comments.
Published on 5/13/2015
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 1.8.1

Last Action Hero is a platform game based on the film of the same name. Action hero Jack Slater must make his way through each stage while collecting movie tickets and beating up any bad guys who stand in his way.
The game includes two driving stages in which tickets are found floating above the road and by ramming enemy cars. A speed booster can also be picked up to allow Jack to finish the stage faster.
TehBerral improves his old run by 00:27.78 seconds, thanks to better optimization and luck manipulation. Read the author's comments for more details.
Published on 6/14/2015
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.9.4

Master Karateka is a game in the vein of Karateka. As a karate master and the sole survivor of the village, the protagonist must confront the evil Akuma and defeat his army to rescue his beloved Mariko and get his revenge.
MUGG blazes through the three stages in 2 minutes and 39.96 seconds.
Published on 6/6/2015
Game:
Master Karateka

Genres:
Fighting
Emulator Version:
VBA-v24m-svn-r391

Pac-In-Time for the Game Boy was released in 1994 as a port of the DOS version of the game. Pac-In-Time is in turn a re-skin of the game Fury of the Furries for DOS and Amiga, which was licensed to Namco and rereleased with Pac-Man instead. This game is a departure from normal Pac-Man gameplay involving mazes and ghosts, and is instead a platformer.
In this run, watch as slamo demonstrates some furious rope swinging action and so many physics glitches that it'll make you cry. Waka waka.
Published on 11/25/2015
Game:
Pac-In-Time

Genres:
Action
Platform
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 1.11.0

Pingu: Sekai de Ichiban Genki na Penguin (ピングー 世界で1番元気なペンギン) is a video game based on the Swiss children's stop-motion series Pingu. This game, however, was exclusively released in Japan. The game consists of four mini-games showcasing Pingu's daily life, like fishing and playing hockey.
Author dekutony gets through the four mini-games in around 10 minutes.
*noot noot*
Published on 7/1/2015

Tennis is, as the name implies, Nintendo's version of the sport. Either one player versus a computer opponent or two players will compete in tennis in a more or less standard suite of rules (scoring, sets etc.).
Thanks to a serve glitch and some precise rallying, mugg manages to reach a time of under 5 minutes.
Published on 2/18/2015
Game:
Tennis

Genres:
Sport
Emulator Version:
VBA-v24m-svn-r391

Tetris is a puzzle game originally designed and programmed by Alexey Pajitnov. This Game Boy port was included with every system sold, resulting in the game becoming hugely popular.
This run by MrWint completes Mode B at level 9 as fast as possible, and improves the previous movie by 00:06.96 seconds. Most of the improvement comes from a glitch where the game copies the top few rows after line clears. For more details, read the submission comments.
Published on 1/23/2015
Game:
Tetris

Genres:
Puzzle
Emulator Version:
BizHawk SVN 8760

An awful lawyer named Tully has kicked The Addams Family out of their house, so it's up to Gomez to throw knives in his face.
Using a glitch that allows the player to warp to the last level, the game is completed in under 2 minutes.
This is an improvement of 00:06.71 seconds over the previous movie. Much of the improvement comes from Gomez using a new route that involves a detour to collect a potion that increases movement speed.
Published on 6/14/2015

Trip World (1992) is an aptly named game developed by Sunsoft, a video game company you might know from titles like Gimmick!, Ufouria and Journey to Silius.
It follows a rabbit-like creature called Yacopu on his quest to retrieve the Maita Flower and return peace to the hearts of the people. Along the way he gains abilities like turning into a ball and a big, scary Godzilla-like rabbit.
MUGG's latest improvement is now about 30 seconds faster than the previous version, thanks to new glitches, new routes and better optimization.

You can watch the complete run being played back on a console.
Published on 9/28/2015
Game:
Trip World

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
VBA v24 svn391

Volley Fire is a shooter originally released in 1990. The player's objective is to destroy the enemies on the other side of the screen, tactfully aiming shots through moving debris while avoiding any hazards.
In this TAS by MUGG, enemy AI is manipulated to end all the fights in record time.
Published on 1/28/2015

"Atlantis: The Lost Empire" is a platform games based on the 2001 Disney movie. The game follows the story of Milo Thatch, using his knowledge of the Atlantean language to interpret the text of the Shepherd's Journal, joins an epic expedition to discover the titular lost city.
The protagonist must often jump and climb his way through the stages, as well as dispatch of the enemies with explosives and throwing weapons before he can reach the lost city of Atlantis and save it from imminent doom.
Published on 8/24/2015
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.9.1

Normally a solar eclipse isn't a dangerous event, but for Soma Cruz being sucked through a portal and into Dracula's castle during one will turn his day into a total nightmare. As Soma you must venture through the castle and find a way out. As you do so, you will discover the true meaning behind the event, and why Dracula has risen yet again.
Those who greatly dislike that Aria of Sorrow's main character isn't related to the Belmont clan whatsoever can safely relax, because the powerhouse known as Julius Belmont enters the stage to destroy every boss faster then Soma ever could.
Julius is only available to those who have completed the main quest. While he can't do most of Soma Cruz's fancy tricks, he can get around just as quickly by glitching through walls and hopping madly around the castle, producing almost inhuman sounds with every jump.
This movie obsoletes the previous one in this category, despite having a longer time, because it uses hard mode, is more optimized and also manages to get into a Julius vs. Julius fight.

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 6/25/2015

Denki Blocks! is a puzzle game released for the Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, and several other platforms. The main Tournament mode has 8 stages, each of which have 25 puzzles, which can be done in any order. To beat each stage you need to finish any 15 puzzles.
This run by qqwref and AdituV completes the shortest 15 puzzles in each group in an optimal order.
Published on 11/27/2015
Game:
Denki Blocks!

Genres:
Puzzle
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.11.1

Denki Blocks! is a puzzle game released for the Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, and several other platforms. The main Tournament mode has 8 stages, each of which have 25 puzzles, which can be done in any order. To beat each stage you need to finish any 15 puzzles.
This run by qqwref and AdituV complete all 25 puzzles in each group in an optimal order.
Published on 11/28/2015
Game:
Denki Blocks!

Genres:
Puzzle
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.11.3

Timon and Pumbaa are back for an all-new adventure that takes place during the original The Lion King movie, although from the point of view of these two goons. You control Timon, Pumbaa, or both as they attempt to find their dream home and help Simba take Pride Rock back from Scar.
This TAS by Doc Skellington plays through the game in under 40 minutes while collecting all of the grubs in each level, thus achieving 100% completion.
Published on 11/21/2015

After having eaten very heavily just before going to bed, Garfield finds himself trapped in a nightmare from which he must escape and where he lives through all of his nine "lives". Amusingly, this is unrelated to a similarly-titled story collection.
The game is a sidescrolling platformer, which is divided into 9 levels. Each level represents one of Garfield's lives (though this implies Garfield has lived an entire life in the sewer and another in a tree...). To complete the level, Garfield must fulfill a goal which is given at the beginning, like finding 10 eggs or getting the key to a door. After three levels, there is always a boss fight. Apart from jumping, Garfield can kick to get rid of his foes and he can perform a ramming attack and an elbow blow.
tormented runs through the game in 10 minutes and 7.79 seconds.
Published on 10/4/2015

As one of the many video game adaptations of the Harry Potter series, this adventure game for the GBA sticks fairly closely to the plot of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone as Harry attends his first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Despite the large number of adaptations out there, at the start of 2015 this is only the first Harry Potter game to receive a movie on TASVideos.
This game has gameplay and mechanics that differ from the Harry Potter games on any other console, and was notorious for its infuriating pit and platform puzzles, but in this movie it is hard to tell what all the fuss was about. With precise spell usage, a little enemy manipulation, and the aid of some prefects who clearly need an eye-test, the game is completed in a little under an hour.

Downloadable encodes have the author's commentary as soft subtitles.
Published on 2/5/2015

Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories is the second Kingdom Hearts game released, detailing Sora's encounters in the mysterious Castle Oblivion.
In this run, Doc Skellington heavily abuses luck for nearly everything, beating the game in about the time it would normally take one to finish the first level.

The YouTube encode removes the credits and its associated ending theme for copyright reasons.
Published on 7/30/2015

Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories is the second Kingdom Hearts game released, detailing Sora's encounters in the mysterious Castle Oblivion.
This run is done on Reverse/Rebirth, which is Riku's campaign. The author, Doc Skellington, heavily abuses luck for nearly everything, beating the game in about the time it would normally take one to finish the first level. More information can be found in the author's comments.

The YouTube encode removes the credits and its associated ending theme for copyright reasons.
Published on 9/22/2015

You play the role of Miner Willy, a bold explorer and adventurer. He discovers a network of underground caverns used by an advanced but now extinct civilization, and realizes that the mines contain lucrative metal ores. Through 20 caverns, you must collect all treasures before all time (air) runs out, watching out for the nasty guardians, the obstacles, dead falls, quicksands and all elements to be found in a classic platform game.
This movie completes the Enhanced Game mode exclusive to the GBA port, which contains 10 new levels interspersed with the original 20 levels. Reading the author's commentary is recommended.
Published on 1/16/2015
Game:
Manic Miner

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.9.0

Mario vs. Donkey Kong is an evolution of the ever popular Donkey Kong franchise that pits Jumpman (aka Mario) yet again against the ape Donkey Kong. This time, Mario faces puzzling levels that require him to hit switches that activate/deactivate colored walls in an attempt to save the Mini-Mario toys.
The author, Chef Stef, abuses game physics and collision detection to complete the levels in record time. Using a series of new glitches and strategies, he also beats his previous run by almost seven and a half minutes.
Published on 10/29/2015
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 1.11.1

The third game in the Megaman Zero subseries takes place two months after its predecessor.
It features mostly the same gameplay as its predecessors, but with a different Cyber Elf system and customizable armor. Also new are the Secret Disks, which can be analyzed for information about the series, enemies, items, and the characters.
This run is 00:28.38 seconds faster than the previous version.
Published on 1/23/2015

Monster House is a 2006 animated film about a haunted house and three children trying to best it. The movie was reasonably successful; so like most successful movies, it got a spinoff game.
jlun2 improves his previous run by 5 minutes and 4.56 seconds, thanks to much better optimization and new glitches. Reading the author's comments is recommended.
Published on 12/19/2015

Rayman: Hoodlums' Revenge is a spinoff title that takes place after Rayman 3. The Hoodlums are back, and are trying to create a clone of Reflux. It's up to Rayman and Globox to stop them for good!
The game plays as an isometric platformer, and on different levels you can control either Rayman for platforming segments or Globox for more stealth-like segments.
Several glitches are abused here to speed up the gameplay and even break apart whole levels. For more information, see the author's comments.
Published on 3/22/2015

Sonic Advance was Sonic the Hedgehog's first appearance on a portable Nintendo console, and he brought all his friends with him.
In this run, Tails shows what he's capable of and sets off to defeat Dr. Eggman once again. He aims to do so as fast as possible without using the game-destroying glitch featured in this run as Sonic.
If you want to see more Sonic Advance runs, check out the run as Knuckles, Amy and an alternate run as Sonic where the aforementioned glitch is not used.
Published on 9/11/2015

Disappointed with movies in which characters move just too slowly? Look no further! In this high-speed run, Dashjump demonstrates that even Knuckles can prove himself to be a very swift character.
No Chaos Emeralds are collected in this movie, but it demonstrates almost every single move that Knuckles is capable of.
If this is still too slow for you, we also have a TAS as Sonic.
Note: In order for Knuckles to be available, starting from a reset is needed. This is normally not allowed; refer to the rules to see why.
Published on 12/6/2015

In Super Monkey Ball Jr., like in the other Super Monkey Ball movies, you must guide a monkey trapped inside a transparent ball by tilting the game world across several floors. However, due to the GBA not having analog controls, it is noticeably more difficult to guide the monkey to the goal.
TASeditor improves the previous run through the Master stages by 00:02.80 seconds, thanks to better optimization.
Published on 8/16/2015

The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night is the second game in the 'Legend of Spyro' trilogy, and features a slick combo system and Metroidvania inspired level design.
In this run, arandomgameTASer takes full advantage of Spyro's abilities, beating down bosses and finishing the game as quickly as possible.
Published on 4/21/2015

The Tony Hawk skateboarding series makes its debut on the Game Boy Advance with this adaptation of the second Pro Skater game.
Gameplay is similar to the original console game. The levels have been adapted from the console version for the two dimensional isometric perspective; one is even taken from the original Tony Hawk's Pro Skater.
In this run, TaylorTotFTW improves upon the of previous run by Noodlez by 02:01.74, using a completely different route and much more optimized movement.
Published on 5/8/2015
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.9.4

In Catwoman, the titular Batman villainess is spun off into her own game. Talia tries to hire Catwoman to steal a crystal skull, but Catwoman decides to keep it for herself, not knowing Ra's al Ghul plans to use it to destroy Gotham.
Catwoman has dozens of moves to help her navigate and fight her way through nine levels filled with enemies and platforms. She can attack with her claws, jump off walls, flip, grab ledges and swing with her whip, like in Bionic Commando. She also has a stealth option, allowing her to disappear into the background of a level and sneak along silently.
In this run, TehBerral plays through the game in 24 minutes and 46.23 seconds using a series of time-saving tricks.
Published on 1/13/2015
Game:
Catwoman

Genres:
Action
Platform
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk v1.9.1

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

Doug's Big Game immerses the gamer in the world of Doug and his alter-ego Quailman in an action-packed adventure to find the missing Patti Mayonnaise. Players can collect power-ups to max out Quailman's powers, unleash the mighty Quaileye, and save the day.
Published on 2/22/2015
Game:
Doug's Big Game

Genres:
Action
Emulator Version:
Gambatte SVN 344 via BizHawk 1.9.1

Hugo 2 1/2 is a game based on a call-in TV series for kids. It includes six levels (one of them is exclusive of this version) which are directly based on mini games from the TV show. The goal is always to both survive and collect as many money bags as possible. The amount of required bags to beat a level depends on the chosen difficulty level.
Published on 1/26/2015
Game:
Hugo 2 1/2

Genres:
Action
Platform
Emulator Version:
BizHawk-1.6.1

Pokémon Puzzle Challenge, originally released in Japan as Pokemon de Panepon (ポケモンでパネポン), is a video game for the Game Boy Color. It is based on Panel de Pon (known as Tetris Attack in the West), only with characters from the Pokémon franchise.
zvsp plays through the hardest difficulty, whilst showing the different Pokémon, in Challenge Mode/VS COM Mode in a brisk 5 minutes and 11.62 seconds.

NOTE: This run starts from a save file with all the Pokémon unlocked. We do not normally accept runs that start from dirty SRAM; refer to the Movie Rules for more details.
Published on 9/17/2015

Mario is back to the Game Boy, but this time in color.
Super Mario Bros. Deluxe is a remake of Super Mario Bros. with some new game modes, including a challenge mode where coins and time remaining are crucial to gaining the target score, and a race mode where Mario competes against Boo to reach each level's finish first.
This run completes the Original mode, and 33 frames faster (ignoring lag frame differences due to different emulators) than the previous version. While this mode looks like a direct port of the NES game, there are different physics and glitches, making optimizing Deluxe a very different task.
There is also a run of the You vs. Boo mode by got4n and the author of this TAS.

Watch a resync of this run being played back on real hardware.
Published on 3/18/2015
Tags:
Uses warps
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.8.3

Survival Kids is a game about a boy or girl who gets trapped on an island and tries to survive and escape. There are multiple endings in the game.
The author aims for the best ending: ED 8. We also have a run that glitches the game in order to reach ED 3.
Published on 5/16/2015
Game:
Survival Kids

Genres:
Adventure
Emulator Version:
VBA-v24m-svn-r391

This is the first handheld version of Tony Hawk's popular skateboarding game. It bears little resemblance to the original Playstation version. It is actually composed of two different events, a half pipe and a race mode.
Half pipe mode is viewed from a side perspective, kind of like the classic Skate or Die game. You perform tricks to achieve a high score. Race mode is viewed from a top-down perspective, where you goal is to perform tricks and get to the end quickly.
Published on 6/8/2015
Emulator Version:
BizHawk-1.9.4

In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry and his friends unravel the mystery behind the Heir of Slytherin (yes, it's Lord Voldemort, duh) and his Chamber of Secrets. USTA2877 would make short work of that, but is frequently interrupted by senseless (unskippable) cutscenes and loading screens, which this game (series) is somewhat notorious for. Most of this run is relatively glitch-free, so lean back and enjoy a fast-forward through the second part of the Harry Potter series.

Note: The minor audio and animation glitches are caused by bugs in Dolphin's emulation and capture.
Published on 11/30/2015

Ikaruga (2001) is a vertical shoot 'em up published and developed by Treasure as a spiritual successor to its earlier title, Radiant Silvergun (1998). It was first released on arcade machines, then eventually ported to Dreamcast, GameCube, XBLA, Android, and even Steam, thanks to the loyal following among the Western shoot 'em up fans. GameCube version was chosen for creation of this TAS as it provided both the most arcade-accurate port, and the most accurately emulated platform of those available at the time.
Ikaruga features a polarity mechanic wherein enemies can be black or white, shooting black or white bullets, respectively. Additionally, player ships themselves can switch between black and white: when white, ship absorbs white bullets and deals extra damage to black enemies, and vice versa. When enough bullets are absorbed, a powerful enemy-seeking attack can be unleashed. As such, typical gameplay consists of frequent polarity switching, chain-killing enemies, and absorbing bullets instead of dodging them; to capitalize on this, the author chooses to control both player ships in order to absorb as many bullets as possible, do more damage, and pick off escaping enemies without breaking a kill chain.
The goal of this TAS is to maximize the score. Ikaruga's scoring system mainly consists of color-based enemy chaining: killing three enemies of the same color in a row increases chain value, messing up the color sequence resets it. Absorbing bullets and lasers, speedkilling bosses, and having spare lives at the end are also significant score boosts—all of these are used in the TAS to the fullest extent. The final score is a massive 50,230,200, only attainable with two players.

Ikaruga has been extensively competed in both Western and Asian gaming communities, leading to publication of an official superplay DVD, as well as blessing us with many amazing feats of unassisted gameplay. If you've enjoyed this TAS and would like to see what some of the best human players have to offer, make sure to watch VTF-INO's unassisted doubleplay, in which the player attempts to achieve maximum score by controlling both ships in realtime; also check out RNA's flawless stage 5 boss fight done solo, and Sa Suisai's full-game unassisted playthrough on Normal difficulty, executing some inhumanly precise chains on the XBLA version of the game.
Published on 5/4/2015
Game:
Ikaruga

Genres:
Shooter
Emulator Version:
Dolphin 4.0-4091

A complete conversion of Sonic Adventure 2 from the Dreamcast, with additional features exclusive to the GameCube.
Play as either Sonic, Knuckles and co. or the evil crew of Dr. Eggman, Shadow and Rouge through a total of 150 missions across 30 levels. As Sonic's team, you must stop Dr. Eggman from taking control of the Chaos Emeralds, and as Dr. Eggman's team, you must hold Sonic at bay while collecting all of the Emeralds to take full control of the planet.
Exclusive to the GameCube are improved visuals, new 2-player battle games (including Kart Racing, Hunting and Chao Karate) and the ability to grow Chao and exchange them to the Game Boy Advance game Sonic Advance for portable training.
Published on 2/3/2015

Sega's Super Monkey Ball (2001) lets you take control of one of four monkeys trapped inside a transparent ball. You must complete each stage by tilting the game level to roll your monkey using the force of gravity and colliding with objects. There are over 100 unique levels ranging in difficulty from easy to near impossible.
In this TAS, the authors start at the Expert difficulty, where they proceed to tear through most of its 60 levels as well as the 10 Master levels, using warps where necessary and breaking most of the heavily optimized console world record times.
This TAS improves upon the previous publication by nearly 16 in-game seconds, using many new route optimizations. More information can be found in the submission text.
Published on 10/27/2015

Tony Hawk's Underground 2 is the sixth installment in Neversoft's Tony Hawk's series and is the sequel to Underground. The gameplay in Underground 2 is similar to that of previous Tony Hawk games: the player skates around in a 3D environment modeled after various cities and attempts to complete various goals. Most goals involve skating on or over various objects or performing combos. Scores are calculated by adding the sum of the point value of each trick strung together in a combo and then multiplying by the number of tricks in the combo.
In this run, Fog skates, grinds, and flies through the air to complete this game as fast as possible on the easiest difficulty using multiple glitches along the way. For more information on the tricks and glitches used in this run, check out the submission text.

The YouTube encode removes the credits and its associated ending theme for copyright reasons.
Published on 7/1/2015
Emulator Version:
Dolphin 4.0-6734

Zapper: One Wicked Cricket! is a platform game that was released for the Xbox, PS2, GBA, PC and GameCube in 2002 in North America. In this game, Zapper the Cricket has to collect 6 eggs in each of 20 levels in order to save his brother from Maggie, an evil magpie. The concept behind its gameplay is similar to that of Frogger.
In this fast-paced TAS, Amateseru and tomiy hop madly through the levels required to beat the game in 16 minutes and 47.77 seconds.
Published on 8/8/2015
Emulator Version:
Dolphin 4.0-6052

Bram Stoker's Dracula is based on the 1992 horror film of the same name. This is a typical platform type of video game. You play as Johnathan Harker, as you fight your way through bats, wolves, zombies, skeletons... and yes, Dracula himself.
Published on 10/2/2015

Contra: Hard Corps (1994) was the first game in the series to be exclusively released on a non-Nintendo console. The game took a lot of elements from previous installments and spiced them up with even more dynamic combat, different playable characters, nonlinear plot and about twice the amount of boss fights.
In this movie the author takes the secret "fifth ending", thereby skipping most of the game. If you want to see runs which play more of the game, then you should see this run (with the quickest "normal" ending) or this run (with the "best" ending).
The Japanese version was chosen because, for some reason, it gives the players a health bar, allowing them to take some damage without dying.

While the time may look longer, it is a 00:00.25 second improvement over the previous movie. The previous movie used an inaccurate FPS (60) instead of the standard Genesis framerate (59.923).
Published on 9/2/2015

Earnest Evans is an Indiana Jones-esque treasure hunter who has to go through various levels and settings and battle hordes of monsters and bosses.
Samsara knocks off another 14.94 seconds from the previously published movie, thanks to new tricks and better optimization.
Published on 12/9/2015

We follow our hero, Earthworm Jim, as he attempts to foil the evil Psycrows' plan to steal away the beautiful Princess What's-Her-Name.
YamiAmarillo beats this quirky game in record time, via the use of various tricks and glitches, as well as using the easiest difficulty to minimize the in-between level mini-games.
Published on 12/3/2015

Flashback is a Prince of Persia style platformer for the Sega Genesis. It has some major glitches which allow for large portions of this otherwise long game to be skipped. The present TAS implements a new version of the Walk through walls glitch along with improved routing to save over a minute over the previous (formerly, the longest non-obsoleted) run.
Published on 5/14/2015

James Bond 007: The Duel is a sidescrolling platformer featuring a storyline that is not based on a James Bond film. A mad professor has commandeered a Caribbean satellite launch center and is planning to use its technology to take over the world, and only 007 can stop him!
The game requires precision in jumping, as Bond will easily die if he falls from high places. Bond's gun also needs to be reloaded on occasion and ammo needs to be conserved. Besides shooting the bad guys in his way, Bond has to find all of the female hostages and set bombs in each base in order to proceed.
Archanfel improves the previous run by 2 minutes and 21.13 seconds thanks to better optimization and new tricks like dying to save time and using minor bullet damage to avoid lethal falling damage from great heights.
Published on 10/12/2015

Landstalker is a challenging adventure RPG developed by Climax Entertainment (who also helped develop the Sega Shining series). You play as an adventure-seeking treasure hunter named Nigel, an elf who's remarkably young-looking for his age (88!). After completing his latest bounty, he runs into a wood nymph named Friday who's being pursued over her alleged knowledge of the whereabouts of King Nole's treasures. After helping her evade her pursuers, the two team up as they set off for Mercator Island in search of the fabled fortune.
Are King Nole's treasures truly close by? Are they ripe for the taking, or still jealously guarded to this day...?
In ars4326's run, 100% completion is based on RTA strats and is defined as follows:
  • Collect all Life Stock (minus the shop in Kazalt)
  • Obtain all equipment
  • Collect all unique/key items
  • Complete all side quests
  • Activate all teleport trees
Published on 5/7/2015

Mickey Mania is a 1994 platformer video game developed by Traveller's Tales and published by Sony Imagesoft for Sega Mega Drive/Genesis, Mega CD, and Super NES. In the game, the player controls Mickey Mouse, who must navigate through various side-scrolling levels, each designed and based from classical Mickey Mouse cartoons from 1928 to 1990.
Archanfel improves emu's run of this game by about 11 seconds thanks to a new route in Mickey And The Beanstalk. There are only minor changes in the rest of the run, so emu is still listed as a co-author.
Published on 5/22/2015

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 9/27/2015

The Flintstones a classic 2D platform video game based on the famous Flintstones animated series from 1960s. Developed by Taito Corporation released in 1993, exclusively for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis.
There are six levels, in each one Fred must complete a small quest: retrieve a lost necklace for his wife, find his son lost in the desert, liberate pterodactyls race from the yoke of the evil witch, etc. The gameplay involves mostly jumping and hitting the enemies in the heads with a heavy cudgel.
Published on 9/13/2015
Game:
The Flintstones

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
Gens Rerecording v11c

In this action/puzzle game, you control three Vikings lost in time and space, each with their own special abilities needed to solve the levels.
This movie controls three characters simultaneously. Archanfel manages to improve the previous TAS by 8 minutes and 17 seconds through much better optimization. See the author's comments for what was improved.
Keep in mind that only Vikings that are onscreen can be controlled.
Published on 5/10/2015

Ys III - Wanderers from Ys is the third installment in the Ys series, taking place three years after the events of the first two. Unlike the previous two's top-down perspective, this game is a sidescroller.
In this run, The8bitbeast beats the game in record time via the use of a glitch to give the player maxed out stats. For more information, see the submission comments.
Published on 12/5/2015
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.10.0

Coca Cola Kid is a platformer starring Coca Cola's Japanese mascot of the 90s. On his way through the levels, the kid can make use of a skateboard, but has to continue by foot if knocked off. Enemies can be defeated by kicks and flying kicks. Unsurprisingly, energy is restored by collecting cans of a certain soft drink. Its gameplay bears a very strong resemblance to Sonic the Hedgehog, which is no coincidence, since it's built off of the Sonic the Hedgehog engine and was made by Sega.
Samsara, ars4326 and dekutony rush to the end in good old Sonic-- ahem, Coca Cola Kid fashion in 8 minutes and 26.47 seconds.
Published on 8/29/2015
Game:
Coca Cola Kid

Genres:
Action
Platform
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 1.11.1

Batman Returns is a game based on the movie of the same name. Unlike the Master System version, however, Batman must move through four levels on his quest to stop the Penguin and Catwoman. Enemies trying to stop him include circus clowns on the streets, policemen (whom Catwoman put on his trail) on the roofs of Gotham City, and penguin commandos in the sewers and the Penguin's lair.
DwainiumB hops around and defeats Penguin in record time.
Published on 12/18/2015
Game:
Batman Returns

Genres:
Action
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 1.11.3

Blockout is best described as a 3-dimensional successor to Tetris with shapes of up to 5 cubes arranged in various polyforms falling into a 3D pit. Blockout remains popular as there is still an active community as well as several leaderboards. The game was ported from the original DOS to Apple IIGS, Macintosh, Commodore 64, Amiga, Atari ST, Atari Lynx, Genesis and arcade, with the Lynx version faithfully ported by the original designers, Aleksander Ustaszewski and Mirosław Zabłocki. The original manual is available courtesy of archive.org (albeit with several inaccuracies compared to the released game) and Hardcore Gaming has a good history of the game's development and subsequent ports.
This run by dwangoAC completes all levels of Blockout as fast as possible on Out-Of-Control with Fast Rotation.
Published on 10/7/2015
Game:
Blockout

Genres:
Puzzle
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.11.1

Arsene Lupin the IIIrd - Babiron no Ougon Densetsu (ルパン三世 バビロンの黄金伝説) is a game based on the animated movie released in 1988 by Toho. You control Arsene Lupin through 7 stages to help a mysterious space woman get her golden space ship.
scrimpeh runs (or rather, jumps) through this fairly short game in 4 minutes and 49.66 seconds.
Published on 1/24/2015

Metal Gear!? It can't be!
This is the original MSX version of the first entry of the ever-popular Metal Gear series of stealth video games created by Hideo Kojima and developed and published by Konami. In this game, Snake infiltrates Outer Heaven, a fortified state founded by a "legendary mercenary" 200 km north of Galzburg, South Africa, in an operation codenamed Intrude N313. He must find out what happened to Gray Fox, after losing contact with FOXHOUND.
In this movie, however, dunnius isn't very stealthy at all; he goes through numerous alerts in order to reach a time of 26 minutes and 28.05 seconds.
Published on 10/7/2015
Game:
Metal Gear

Genres:
Action
Emulator Version:
openMSX 0.11.0

Paper Mario, first released in Japan in August of 2000, is a role-playing game for the Nintendo 64. Bowser has kidnapped Princess Peach and stolen the Star Rod, which allows him to grant himself any wish. To counteract the power of the Star Rod, Mario must locate the seven Star Spirits, who can combine their power to stop Bowser's evil plans.
Numerous tricks and glitches allow a tool-assisted speedrun to skip large portions of the game and beat it impressively quickly. See the author's comments for more on this.
For more tool-assisted Paper Mario action, check out the run of The Thousand-Year Door by the same author.

Downloadable encodes include the author's commentary as soft subtitles and also an additional audio commentary with the encodes. There is also a live commentary by the author and iateyourpie. A second YouTube stream is available with an informative overlay.
Published on 3/29/2015

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 4/10/2015

Super Smash Bros. began a series of games that mixes characters from several Nintendo-made games into a unique fighting game. It relies not on wearing down the opponent's "life" but increasing damage until he or she can be literally knocked off the stage. Wildly popular, this game has inspired many lazy days of casual multiplayer gaming but also intense competitive tournaments that happen to this day.
This is the first speed-oriented TAS of this game to be published here. DennisBalow shows off super fast gameplay with Kirby on the hardest difficulty. The Japanese version was used for even faster attacking and movement speed.
We also have a Fox run that aims for entertainment instead of speed.
Published on 5/13/2015

Atlantis no Nazo (アトランチスの謎) is a game where an explorer is trying to save his friend and must find his way through a maze of rooms; in this case, levels.
This is an improvement of 00:03.00 seconds over the previous run through further optimizations by exposure.
Published on 5/11/2015

Balloon Fight is a classic NES game first released in 1984 and programmed by the late Satoru Iwata. It was first released in arcades and was later ported to the NES. The NES version came with a new mode called Balloon Trip and had some drastic level changes.
Weegeechan controls the two characters to pop the balloons of the enemies in less than 2 minutes and 40 seconds.
You can watch this run being played back on a real console.
Published on 9/4/2015
Game:
Balloon Fight

Genres:
Action
Platform
Tags:
2 Players
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 1.11.1

After having read a book about mermaids Barbie falls asleep thinking about the busy day to come: Going to the mall to pick up a new outfit, Lunch at the soda shop, swimming at the beach, and meeting Ken at the party. In this game you lead Barbie through her busy day, collecting pieces of her enchanted ball gown ensemble along the way, in an attempt to make her dreams come true. Collect them all and she is off to the Fantasy Ball with Ken!
Published on 10/14/2015
Game:
Barbie

Genres:
Action
Platform
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.10.0

BreakThru is a short, fast-paced game developed by Data East. It was released to arcades in 1986 and later ported to a few home consoles. You are the driver of a blue dune buggy, and your mission is to recover a stolen fighter plane, which lies behind 5 enemy lines that you must "break thru".
MESHUGGAH improves the previous movie by roughly 1.5 seconds, thanks to better optimisation. He strikes even more fear into the hearts of his enemies than before by tearing across the landscape and shooting everything in his path.
Published on 2/17/2015
Game:
BreakThru

Genres:
Action
Shooter
Emulator Version:
FCEUX 2.2.2

Captain America and the Avengers is a game developed and released by Data East in 1991. It features the Marvel Comics characters The Avengers in a side-scrolling action platform to defeat the evil Red Skull.
In this run, Xipo takes a full advantage of a forward slide and all types of Captain's shield attacks, he even swims on the acid in it! Though he ignores the power-up system, because collecting the poles he would lose more time than could be gained by more powerful attacks.
This run is 00:10.45 seconds faster than xipo's previous movie due to skipping two "Red Alert" screens.
Published on 5/23/2015

Darkman is a game loosely based on the movie of the same name. In this side-scrolling platformer, the player controls Darkman, a superhero who can jump, kick and punch, as well as swing from a rope during action sequences between levels. In each level, Darkman disguises himself as the boss of the level, whom he must defeat before the time limit runs out.
thelegendarymudkip improves the previous run by 00:02.63 seconds due to a new trick and some other slight changes. For more details, see the submission's comments.
Published on 12/4/2015
Game:
Darkman

Genres:
Action
Platform
Emulator Version:
FCEUX 2.2.2

The city of St. Canard is plagued by an unseen crime wave. The intelligence agency S.H.U.S.H. suspects that the shady organization F.O.W.L. and their valued operative Steelbeak are its causes. The caped superhero Darkwing has made quite some enemies in the criminal circles thanks to his past heroic deeds, and now the entire city has to pay for that. Naturally, the valiant duck is determined to travel through the dangerous streets of St. Canard, defeat his foes, and foil Steelbeak's plans.
Darkwing Duck is a side-scrolling platform game featuring the titular character from the Disney television series. The gameplay is similar to Duck Tales, also resembling Mega Man games in many ways. Darkwing's default weapon is a gas gun; special adapters that modify its functions can be collected during exploration. By using his cape, Darkwing is able to deflect some of the enemy projectiles. Weapons can be changed via a sub-screen.
For a "pacifist" type of completion, this run avoids killing enemies (they might also have dropped health refills, so health management is mandatory), and to offer maximum variety in addition to the any% version, doesn't use the subweapons (yet to save a single enemy's life, a single arrow is used). It offers some fresh action and manipulation on bosses, but can't be done entirely along with pacifist, so feos has to use a single arrow to save a single enemy's life.
See this movie played on an NES here.
Published on 6/3/2015

Donkey Kong: Original Edition is an attempt to take the Nintendo Entertainment System port of Donkey Kong and make it more like the arcade original. While still inferior to the original coin-op in terms of cutscenes, graphics, and sound, it has restored the 50M level, which was absent on most home ports.
Published on 3/8/2015

Based loosely on the novel with a similar name, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde follows Dr. Jekyll as he walks to his wedding. For some reason though, everyone and everything is out to kill him. Unfortunately for them, he has mastered the art of phase walking.
This run is an improvement of over a minute over the previous run, thanks to more optimization and a new glitch that allows Jekyll to clip through the screen.
Published on 12/1/2015

Fester's Quest, developed by Sunsoft, is based on the 1960s television series The Addams Family. While out one night enjoying a quiet evening of "moonbathing", Fester witnesses an alien invasion occur against the city. Armed with his blunderbuss, Fester vows to stop this invasion by finding and defeating the 5 alien bosses (hidden in office buildings) before tracking down the UFO.
In ars4326's run, Uncle Fester briskly paces through the game's overworld and sewers, picking up a few sub-weapons from fellow Addams Family members along the way. Doing so allows quick destruction of the alien bosses guarding the clues to the UFO's whereabouts (as well as the final boss).
A time-saving glitch allowing instant wins on all of the game's bosses was forewent also, due to the author's preference not to use it.

Watch this run being played back on a real console.
Published on 9/9/2015

Frankenstein: The Monster Returns is a NES game released by Bandai in 1990. The evil monster Frankenstein has risen from the grave and kidnapped the girl Emily. Our hero is out to save her and defeat the evil monster once and for all.
This TAS completes the game as fast as possible using several glitches like boss skips. Check out the author's commentary for more details.
Published on 6/26/2015
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.8.4

G.I. Joe: The Atlantis Factor is an NES game released by Capcom USA around 1991. It is known to be a sequel to the original G.I. Joe NES game released a year before. Unlike the original game, this one allows you to take multiple routes to the end. Completing some stages will unlock other characters you can use to make the game easier. However, speedruns will just use the shortest route to the end and stick with the default character, General Hawk.
Alyosha improves the previous run by 25.08 seconds, thanks to overall better optimization and lag management.
Published on 12/7/2015

Gauntlet is a Dungeons & Dragons simulator of sorts. You choose a class of Warrior, Valkyrie, Wizard or Elf to navigate the Gauntlet, collect treasure, slay wicked monsters, and save your beloved peasant hometown.
Walkthroughs for this game estimate a completion time of several hours when playing normally. Here, we see the game completed in only 12 minutes! Usually clues have to be collected to discover the password to the last dungeon, but this is selected at the game's beginning, so the clues are unnecessary in a TAS. There is also some collision detection abuse and lots of luck manipulation.
This version takes a better path, manipulates fights more, and abuses luck to get the password with shortest input time.

Downloadable encodes include the author's commentary as soft subtitles.
Published on 6/8/2015

Gremlins 2 done quick — the 10th version by total now.
This movie features a 4.49 second improvement over the previous one. It makes Gremlins 2 look like it's just some avoid-obstacles-jump-and-walk platform game, which it really isn't at least meant to be.
Don't watch it after midnight, outside at sunshine or while drinking some water, you might spill it!
This movie has a full Atlas Map encode, which shows the standard encode overlaid on a zoomed out map.
Published on 11/13/2015
Emulator Version:
FCEUX 2.2.2

This movie completes the 32 mountains of Ice Climber very fast. It catches the bird in every bonus stage, which almost doubles the movie length (partly due to longer bonus countdowns after the stages).
It's not a very exciting movie as a whole, but due to how hard the character is to control, the game is difficult to beat by normal playing. This movie by Alyosha improves the previous run by over a minute due to better optimization and more use of glitches that let a player pass through some unbroken ceilings.
Published on 9/27/2015

The valiant knight Kuros, who has now grown eyeballs on the outside of his helmet, must again fight off the evil wizard Malkil. This task is accomplished mainly by finding an artifact in every level, giving it to a corresponding oversized animal to get into the level boss' lair, and promptly beating him up with a level-specific attack spell. However, this run manages to use a glitch to keep the attack spell for several levels instead of losing it at the level's end.
This is an improvement of 1 minute and 14.41 seconds over the previous TAS, thanks to much better optimization. The final boss fight was especially improved thanks to a frame war between several of the authors.
You can watch this run being played back on a real console.
Published on 2/1/2015

Jackie Chan and his twin sister Josephine were great kung fu fighters in China and trained under a great master. One day when Jackie and Josephine were out walking, the Master's great enemy, The Sorcerer, appeared. The Sorcerer had come to rule over China and knew the twins would stand in his way, so he cast a spell to make Josephine disappear. Now it's up to Jackie Chan to follow after the Sorcerer and battle his minions in order to rescue his sister and save China.
Jackie Chan's Action Kung Fu is a side-scrolling fighting game. Jackie's controls are one button to jump and another one to attack or be used in combination with a direction for a special attack. On his quest, Jackie must punch and kick his way past frogs, ninjas, birds and other enemies. Jackie can acquire special-moves such as the Tornado attack, the 180 degree spin kick, the 360 degree spin kick and the Sky Attack. Other power-ups include energy refills and bonus points.
Published on 5/17/2015
Emulator Version:
FCEUX 2.2.2

One of many different titles based on Steven Spielberg's 1993 dinosaur thriller, the NES version of Jurassic Park is a top-down action game with exploration elements.
Playing as Dr. Alan Grant, the player must work through six levels by completing certain objectives including rescuing the kids Tim and Lex, restoring power, destroying Raptor nests and finally getting off the dinosaur-infested island. To advance in a level, a number of dinosaur eggs scattered over the area must be collected or destroyed. This will reveal a passcard used to gain entry to buildings, or some other items necessary to complete the assignment. The park's computer terminals can be used to request hints on where to go next.
jlun2 hops for the most part through the game in 23 minutes and 52.87 seconds.
Published on 6/27/2015
Game:
Jurassic Park

Genres:
Action
Emulator Version:
fceux-2.2.2

Kabuki: Quantum Fighter is a well-made platformer with a lot of climbing and jumping acrobatics as well as straightforward action. And a main character that isn't afraid to use his hair as a weapon.
This new run improves a movie previously thought unimprovable with a better energy burnout strategy and a faster final boss fight.
Published on 8/15/2015
Emulator Version:
FCEUX 2.2.2

This is the seventh published movie of Mega Man 4 (USAのロックマン4), played for the first time by Tiancaiwhr.
This movie improves the previous run by nearly 2 minutes thanks to new tricks and glitches, as well as better optimization and lag management.
Published on 11/30/2015
Game:
Mega Man 4

Genres:
Action
Platform
Emulator Version:
FCEUX 2.2.3

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

At first glance, Mickey Mousecapade may seem like a simple game. However, it's actually fairly challenging. You guide Mickey and Minnie through five levels, presumably to save Alice from the Alice in Wonderland stories. (The plot doesn't get much explanation.)
This movie by Alyosha improves the previous run by 00:06.37 seconds, largely due to route changes in Stages 1 and 5.

Watch this run being played back on a real console.
Published on 11/5/2015
Emulator Version:
FCEUX 2.2.2

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

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

The evil space wizard Krohn has mastered the power to control a black hole, and plans on using this power to control the universe. You are an explorer on assignment in a remote corner of the universe. You have just been reassigned to fight Krohn since your ship, the Millennium Orb, is the only space craft cabable of withstanding Krohn's black hole. To defeat Krohn, you must get past 30 different chambers blocking the path. On the left and right side of each chamber are force fields which you must maneuver to keep the Millennium orb within the chamber. Each chamber contains a plane in the center with various targets, around which the Orb will travel. You can make the Orb dive out of it's orbital path into the plane and hit the targets. To complete each chamber you need to complete a goal with the targets (often you will need to figure out a way to clear them all.) The Millenium Orb has a limited amount of feul, however, which will be used up over time and in even greater quantities should you miss the Orb with the force fields. When fuel is low, you can head to Vern's Orb-O-Rama and use earned credits to refuel your Orb.
Published on 3/12/2015
Game:
Orb-3D

Genres:
Puzzle
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.9.1

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

Rad is a slang term, short for radical. This movie shows what radical sports is when applied to car driving on NES.
Curiously, the game Rad Racer was made by Square, which is probably best known for its Final Fantasy game series. Quite a different game, this here...
If you decide to play this game, we recommend the Power Glove. It's so bad.

Downloadable encodes have the author's commentary as soft subtitles.

Watch a resync of this run being played back on a real console.
Published on 5/15/2015
Game:
Rad Racer

Genres:
Racing
Emulator Version:
FCEUX 2.2.2

RoboCop is a game based on the movie of the same name made by Data East in 1989. In it, RoboCop goes through six different areas of Detroit. He can shoot, duck, but not jump in this game. He moves slowly as well.
Dimon12321 runs, or rather, walks through the game in less than 10 minutes.
Published on 5/15/2015
Game:
RoboCop

Genres:
Shooter
Emulator Version:
FCEUX 2.2.2

Sesame Street's Count von Count stars in this educational game where the point is to learn how to identify numbers. You can choose to either hop or run across the levels trying to collect as many examples of the number of the day required for that particular level. The number of the day is selected randomly by a spinning number wheel.
TASeditor hops around to get to the ending in 3 minutes and 8.57 seconds. 3 minutes. Ah, ah, ah.
Watch this run being played back on a real console.
Published on 11/20/2015
Tags:
Uses warps
Emulator Version:
FCEUX 2.2.2

Snake Rattle 'n Roll is a 3D game mostly about collecting the "nibble bibbles" or something like that. The biggest part of the game is the tricky maneuvers required to complete the big mountain levels.
This movie is a 35 second improvement to the previous author's movie, due to using better lag management, platforming, and routing. No warps are used.
There is also a one-player run available.
Published on 12/19/2015
Emulator Version:
FCEUX 2.2.2

The beautiful Fairy Land has been ruled by the evil demon Geyla for a thousand years. You are a nameless spelunker who is searching for treasure. You are told to defeat Geyla and to free the Fairy Land. But you are unsure about your motivation. Do you really wish to save the world, or are you just interested in all those treasures buried deep in mountain caves? You have a special meter called Toku that will indicate exactly how much you are interested in saving the world, and how much in grabbing treasures. Your actions will influence the outcome of the story.
In Spelunker 2, there are 3 characters to pick from, each has different weapons and ability. In this TAS, the character Esper is used to complete the game in 15 minutes 12 seconds using ESP (set and warp to teleport point).
Published on 3/20/2015

Splatterhouse: Wanpaku Graffiti (スプラッターハウス わんぱくグラフィティ) is the second game to be released in the Splatterhouse series. Unlike the other games in the series, it's more comical, with several references to popular horror movies and a more cartoonish art style.
In this run, Samsara goes through the game's two secret areas to get an extended ending.

FLASHING LIGHTS WARNING: 8:50 to 9:00, and 19:10 to 19:30.
Published on 8/7/2015
Tags:
Best ending
Emulator Version:
FCEUX 2.2.2

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

Once again, Bowser has kidnapped Peach, but this time Mario isn't trying to rescue her quite as urgently. Fed up with getting no reward for his endeavors beyond cake, Mario takes a leaf out of Wario's book and decides that while rescuing Peach, he might as well make as much money as he can.
In this movie, the aim is to complete the game while collecting as many coins as possible without dying, doing so as fast as possible. In fact, Mario collects 1431 coins in total, which is rather surprising as there are only 1225 distinct coins in the game!
If you enjoyed this TAS, be sure to check out this movie, in which Mario completes the game without pressing the B button.
Watch this run get played back on a real NES!
Published on 10/8/2015

Technically an improvement of one of the oldest runs on the site, this TAS aims to complete all levels and overworld enemy battles as fast as possible.
The run features tricks and strategies not seen in the current warpless run, and is worth checking out even if you're already familiar with that run.

Downloadable encodes include the author's commentary as soft subtitles. These can also been seen in the fm2 file, and in this encode on Tompa's personal Youtube channel.
And if watching this TAS on an emulator isn't satisfying enough, why not see it played back on a real console!
Published on 5/4/2015

Super Mario Bros 3 completed fast ― without using the magic whistles.
Although this movie doesn't use the magic whistles, it does skip stages, and actually skips them quite a lot, with the aid of various items such as the hammers.
This is an improvement of about 44.5 seconds over the previous movie.

All encodes of this run come with the author's lengthy commentary. Author's vocal commentary during the run's video can be watched on Twitch.
Published on 12/21/2015

Super Pitfall is a rather poorly programmed platforming game offering many opportunities for glitch abuse. In order to beat the game (the first quest, at least), Pitfall Harry must accomplish 6 tasks:
  1. obtain the Raj Diamond
  2. find the key to Quickclaw the Lion's cage
  3. rescue Quickclaw the Lion
  4. find the flask of medicine, which can heal Rhonda
  5. rescue Rhonda
  6. return to the starting point after completing the previous 5 tasks
This is an improvement of 1 minute and 38.18 seconds over the previous movie, thanks to a lot of wall clipping.
Published on 7/25/2015
Game:
Super Pitfall

Genres:
Action
Platform
Emulator Version:
FCEUX 2.2.2

Super Turrican is an action platforming game whose distinctive feature is the morph ball mode (similar to Metroid) which lets you travel at high speed and through enemies.
While this run by Alyosha only seems to be 2.41 seconds faster than the previous publication, it actually is 1 minute and 34.09 seconds faster. This is because the previous publication was erroneously played on NTSC timing, despite the NES version only being released in Europe. This run plays on the correct PAL timing and, as a bonus, is also on the hardest difficulty.
Published on 8/31/2015

Tetris 2 + BomBliss is one of the many versions of the famous Soviet puzzle game. There are, naturally, two variations featured on this cartridge: regular Tetris with several modes, as well as a new game called BomBliss.
BomBliss is slightly different from regular Tetris. In each stage, the well is filled with a preset pattern of blocks and bombs. Completing a line will, unlike Tetris, not clear it. It will, however, activate any bombs within the completed line, which can then destroy the blocks. The goal is to clear the entire well of blocks.
The author of this movie, fcxiaopengyou, blasts through the 90 levels of BomBliss's Puzzle Mode in record time.
Published on 12/26/2015
Game:
Tetris 2 + BomBliss

Genres:
Puzzle
Emulator Version:
FCEUX 2.2.2

The Addams Family (1991) is an extremely difficult game in which Gomez Addams must find his missing family members and recover the family's home from their greedy lawyer, Tully Alford. Gomez must collect US$1,000,000 in order to get through the security door in the basement. The game is very badly programmed; Gomez must avoid objects by a significant distance in order to avoid taking damage.
Using a new route, new glitches and some time-saving deaths, ventuz improves his previous run by almost 2 minutes.
We also have runs of the SNES and Game Boy versions of the game.
Published on 1/31/2015

Aoldspace-based platform game with plenty of exploitable bugs, including collision detection and skipping past portions of some levels.
The music in this game is very strange.
In this run, Alyosha improves the previous (ten-year-old!) run by Blublu with minor changes and optimizations.
Published on 5/17/2015

Based on the popular Where's Waldo? series of books, the player's goal is to find both Waldo and a scroll to complete the stage before time runs out.
MESHUGGAH improves the previous movie by 00:00.57 seconds using better RNG manipulation and ending input earlier.

You can watch the complete run being played back on a console.
Published on 2/21/2015
Emulator Version:
FCEUX 2.2.2

The Guardian Legend, known in Japan as Guardic Gaiden (ガーディック外伝), is a 1988 action-adventure/shoot 'em up video game developed by Compile for the NES, notable for its fantastic graphics and sound.
Here Zakky uses a variety of skips and glitches to beat this lengthy game in record time.
Published on 10/24/2015

The Last Ninja is a port of System 3's The Last Ninja 2 to the NES. It follows the plot of the original game, namely that Armakuni is mysteriously teleported to modern-age New York City to defeat the evil Kunitoki once again. Notable changes in this port are vastly different music and less graphical detail.
This is an improvement of 00:15.66 seconds over the previous movie, thanks to better optimisation and jumping to a transition screen.
Published on 6/14/2015
Game:
The Last Ninja

Genres:
Action
Emulator Version:
FCEUX 2.2.2

Following the defeat of the evil triad in the previous three Ultima games, the world of Sosaria changed beyond recognition: continents rose and sank, and new cities were built, heralding the advent of a different civilization. Unified by the reign of the benevolent monarch Lord British, the new world was renamed Britannia. Lord British wished to base people's well-being on the ethical principles of Truth, Love, and Courage, proclaiming the Eight Virtues (Honesty, Compassion, Valor, Justice, Sacrifice, Honor, Spirituality, and Humility) as the ideal everyone should strive for. The person who could accomplish full understanding and realization of these virtues would serve as a spiritual leader and a moral example for the inhabitants of Britannia; he alone would be able to obtain holy artifacts, descend into the Stygian Abyss, and access the Codex of Ultimate Wisdom. This person is the Avatar.
Note: The second YouTube stream has the dungeons lighted up.

The fm2 file has the author's commentary embedded, and the downloadable encode files have them as soft subtitles.

Watch this run being played back on a real console.
Published on 3/18/2015

Valkyrie no Bouken: Toki no Kagi Densetsu is an action-adventure game. Similar to its many contemporaries, the player roams top-down wilderness areas, fighting enemies and collecting gold and experience points, which will eventually cause the heroine to level up and become stronger. Unique to this game is the star sign system, where the player's initial choice of star sign and blood group for the heroine may affect the changes in her statistics when she levels up.
Takanawa chooses Aries as zodiac sign and AB as blood type for his character, the former allowing him to start with 64 HP and the latter for increasing his HP or MP at random. He gets all the items necessary and beats the game in 6 minutes and 12.35 seconds.
Published on 10/20/2015

The third game in the Wizards & Warriors series. Having been tricked out of his victory in the previous game, Kuros once again returns to do battle on evil and pretend he will marry every princess he meets.
Most of the old run remains unchanged, however, a known improvement over the previous run was implemented as well as a small oversight fixed. Therefore, this is an improvement of 2.34 seconds over the previous run. (note: the actual improvement is just of over 30 frames (roughly half a second), but due to the different FPS used by FCEU and FCEUX, it passes off as more)
The ending of this game is still epilepsy-inducing.

Watch this run being played back on a real console.
Published on 6/13/2015

Xexyz is a hybrid scrolling platform/scrolling shooter/tube shooter game created by Atlus and published by Hudson Soft for the Nintendo Entertainment System. It was originally released in Japan in 1988 under the title Kame no Ongaeshi: Urashima Densetsu (亀の恩返し〜ウラシマ伝説〜), which is loosely based upon the Japanese legend of Urashima Tarō, and features more cutscenes and endings than the North American localization, though gameplay is the same between the two versions.
£e Nécroyeur uses various tricks and glitches to defeat Goruza in 23 minutes and 43.62 seconds.
WARNING: Due to the game relying heavily on flashing lights that cover the entire screen, viewers prone to epileptic seizures are discouraged from viewing this movie.
Published on 11/3/2015
Game:
Xexyz

Genres:
Action
Platform
Shooter
Emulator Version:
FCEUX 2.2.2

Cratermaze is a game where you must collect 16 chests and a key and then head to the exit. Monsters will chase you, and you can use a variety of powerups including your trusty long distance shovel to dispatch them.
Published on 10/14/2015
Game:
Cratermaze

Genres:
Action
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.11.0

Liquid Kids (known in Japan as Mizubaku Daibouken (ミズバク大冒険)) was released in 1990 on the Arcade and was ported to the PC Engine by Taito, in 1992. This colorful game stars the strangest animal in the kingdom. The platypus... Hipopo journeys through 7 stages to rescue his girl, Tamasun, while saving other friends at the end of each level. Armed with water bombs, he can soak enemies and ride waves to gain a bit of speed.
The author, jaysmad, uses warps in order to unite the couple as soon as possible.
Published on 12/18/2015
Game:
Liquid Kids

Genres:
Action
Platform
Tags:
Uses warps
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.9.1

Ninja Gaiden is a port of the popular NES game of the same name with upgraded graphics, different music and many gameplay differences.
t1280136161 and Bernka play through the entire game using various glitches in 9 minutes and 18.38 seconds. There's also the game end glitch TAS, where a memory corruption bug gets exploited to trigger the end cutscene early gameplay-wise.
Published on 7/12/2015
Game:
Ninja Gaiden

Genres:
Action
Platform
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.10.0

Bishi Bashi Special 2 brings more of the comical minigames that are a staple of the series. This collection of the arcade games Hyper Bishi Bashi Champ and Gachaga Champ saw a Japanese and a European release (where it was lumped together with the first game).
The minigames themselves are very straightforward and usually involve only the Triangle, Cross, and Circle buttons. This is a direct holdover from the original arcade machines, which featured a three-button layout. Some minigames also include the directional pad to increase the button-mashing even further. For example, in the first minigame the player has to fend off mobsters by pressing the D-Pad in the direction they're coming from.
Watch Spikestuff absolutely demolish the computer opponent in one fast-paced minigame after another!
Published on 8/14/2015
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.11.0

In this 3D shoot 'em up, you play Kurt Hectic, and your job is to save the world. Aliens have sent 8 giant fortresses to destroy earth. You run and jump through 6 missions of strange 3D worlds and kill the "Stream Riders" with your machine gun arm. Precise platform jumps are part of the challenge, and there are occasional puzzles where you destroy objects in sequence in order to proceed.
Kurt is equipped with a special battle suit with an included parachute and a sniper interface (allowing precise shooting) embedded in your helmet. Sniper ammo is maintained separately from regular ammo, and some challenges in the game require you to snipe targets. Some powerups are necessary to proceed, such as the World's Smallest Nuclear Explosion (to blast open special doors) and mortars (fired via the sniper system).

Due to emulation issues, there is no music in this run.
Published on 1/30/2015
Game:
MDK

Genres:
Action
Shooter
Emulator Version:
PSXjin v2.0.2

Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero is a story-driven fighting game that puts you in the shoes of Sub-Zero and chronicles a series of events that occurred prior to the first Mortal Kombat.
You, the Lin Kuei's most cunning assassin, are sent to steal an important document. However, this mission proves to be a test from a mysterious character (who turns out to be MK4's Quan Chi) who charges you upon retrieval of the document to recover an ancient medallion of untold power. Upon your return, Quan Chi reveals that he actually tricked you, and the medallion is the key to awakening the demon Shinnok (yup, the same baddie from MK4). Now a reluctant hero, you must pursue Quan Chi through hell itself hoping you get to Shinnok before him.
Technically speaking, this game represents the final evolutionary step in the MK series' 2D engine. The game takes the familiar 2D Mortal Kombat fighting environment and turns it into a hybrid fighting/platform game, where you must run and jump through hazardous levels as well as fight your way through both digitized and polygonal enemies. Sub-Zero's interface is the same as in every MK game, with the addition of the "use" and "turn around" buttons, an inventory, and a slight RPG twist that gives you EXP for defeating opponents which becomes new techniques and moves to execute in the game.
This is an improvement of an existing run. Besides a set of small improvements, the main differences of this run are a new shortcut in the sixth level and much more qualitative score management. All of this in total allowed Fly to reduce the time of the run by nearly 3 minutes.
Published on 8/11/2015

Rockman Complete Works: Rockman 2 is a port of the Japanese version of Mega Man 2 to the PS1. Notable changes include fast weapon switching (though one still has to go to the pause menu to select Item 1-3), bug fixes (notably no horizontal zipping) and a Navi Mode, which includes an updated HUD, hints for beginners and a partially re-arranged soundtrack (by inputting an input code when selecting Navi Mode).
While this TAS by paosidufygth seems slower than his previous attempt, it is in fact faster by about 12 seconds. This is because the emulator used, PSXjin, assumes a framerate of 60 FPS while the site assumes the PSX framerate to be the proper 59.292 FPS.
Published on 12/21/2015

Star Trek: Invasion is a a space combat shooter, released by Activision in 2000. Highly notable is the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation voicing the dialogue.
In this run, adelikat gets through the game's 15 required missions as quickly as possible via extremely difficult optimization.
Published on 12/29/2015
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.11.3

Umihara Kawase Shun (1997) is the little known sequel to the little known Umihara Kawase for the SNES. The game adheres to the same exact formula: a little schoolgirl uses her trusty rubber wire physics simulating engine fishing rod to escape another trippy world of mutated fish. (Oh, the kids these days!)
Samsara improves the previous publication by 3.19 seconds, thanks to even further optimization.
Published on 9/24/2015

Electronic Arts brings Blizzard's best-selling strategy game to the PlayStation and Saturn in this release. They've combined all the missions from Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness and its expansion pack, Beyond the Dark Portal, into one package.
You take charge of either the humans and elves or the orcish hordes for control of the lands of Azeroth. Eventually you work through the dark portal and into the orcs' homeland. You take charge of either side as you work through more than 20 missions per side in the fight for survival.
New features for the console release include an auto-build option, where you can set a queue of units to be produced and the ability to select sixteen units at a time instead of the PC's nine.
This run by Flip plays through the Orcish Horde's Beyond the Dark Portal campaign.
For a run of the Human Expansion by the same author, see this run.
Published on 12/30/2015
Emulator Version:
PSXjin v2.0.2

Sonic the Hedgehog CD was developed to showcase a new Genesis/Mega Drive peripheral, the Sega CD.
The game is markedly different than other Sonic games; aside from "improved" graphics and sounds, each level has 2 to 4 alternate versions that correspond to different time periods. Sonic can move between them to affect the gameplay and ending.
This run is 31.53 seconds faster in in-game time than nitsuja's run thanks to various optimization and minor route changes. For more information on the improvements, please read the author's submission notes.
There are two sets of encode files, the first recorded with the American region music and the second with the Japanese region music.
There is also a run of Sonic the Hedgehog Megamix played as Sonic on his SegaCD version.
Published on 2/24/2015

Batman Returns is a platforming game based on the movie of the same name. Normally, Batman must move through five stages on his way to defeat the Penguin. These include the streets and rooftops of Gotham City, Max Shreck's department store, the sewers, and the Penguin's lair.
Mamuuuut, however, uses a glitch which allows him to skip directly to the final portion of the last stage from the first stage. Therefore, he completes it in less than two minutes. For more details, read the author's comments.
Published on 5/2/2015

'Cheese Cat-Astrophe Starring Speedy Gonzales' is a 2D single-player platform video game developed by Cryo Interactive, based on the Looney Toons cartoon series.
Here Mephistus and Really_Tall use Speedy Gonzales to 'speedily' beat this game.
Published on 10/18/2015

Long ago, in the distant land of Moralos, in a time when vast jungles still covered the Earth, an evil presence emerged from his tomb beneath the ground. His name was Gilbas, and he was about to destroy the inhabitants of the land. Aganan, a great warrior, was summoned to save the troubled land and put an end to Gilbas by sealing him in the tome from where he came.
Unfortunately, Gilbas was successfully resurrected and another warrior, Danan, was called. His quest is to locate the three sacred objects that Aganan used to defeat Gilbas: "The Orb of Light", "The Amulet of Light", and "The Knife of Light".
This run by Aqfaq uses careful experience point management and precise boss fights to save time and beat the game in under seven and a half minutes.
Published on 8/15/2015
Emulator Version:
BizHawk-1.11.1

In Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of Opa-Opa, the goal is to knock out all the stationary enemies and open the red warp to fight each level's boss.
Unlike other Fantasy Zone games, the stages are separated into a few submaps connected with blue warps. Because the stages are nonlinear, backtracking is unavoidable and the player must find the shortest path through them.
This run by Odongdong uses increasingly powerful upgrades and a well-planned route to beat the game in under 6 minutes.
Published on 1/11/2015
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 1.7.4

Ys: The Vanished Omens is the first in a long series of role-playing games. Young swordsman Adol Christin has arrived in the town of Minea, only to find that a great evil is sweeping the land. He must seek out the six books of Ys and use the knowledge they contain to defeat the evil forces.
But after our hero visits a nearby shop, the shopkeeper decides he likes him and gives him his personal copies of all the books of Ys to complete his quest.
In this run, IzzyThePenguin improves upon the previous run by 21 frames by walking further down the screen, which makes going into the menu unnecessary.
Published on 7/22/2015

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

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

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

Genres:
RPG
Emulator Version:
lsnes delta18 epsilon2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Super Star Wars: Return of the Jedi is the third game in the Super Star Wars series, a series notable for its run-and-gun gameplay.
In this run, arandomgameTASer deals with intense lag reduction, along with many glitches and tricks, to finish the game in a fraction of the time it would take normally. Clearly, the Force is with him.
In addition to this run, there are also runs of the first and second games in the series: Super Star Wars and Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.

Note: A section of the final level has its audio muted on YouTube to prevent copyright claim and removal of the entire audio track.
Published on 9/12/2015

The Blues Brothers is a platforming game developed in 1993 by Titus, notorious for making the dreadful Superman 64. Luckily though, this game is actually half-decent. In it, one player can control either Jake or Elwood, or two players can control both in a cooperative fashion through 25 levels of platforming.
Asdrien navigates both Jake and Elwood through the game whilst using various glitches to beat it in less than 9 minutes and 30 seconds.
Published on 3/23/2015
Emulator Version:
lsnes rr1-(delta)18(epsilon)3

The Blues Brothers is a platforming game developed in 1993 by Titus, notorious for making the dreadful Superman 64. Luckily though, this game is actually half-decent. In it, one player can control either Jake or Elwood, or two players can control both in a cooperative fashion through 25 levels of platforming.
Following an argument between the two brothers, Jake carries out the mission in solo mode. The levels in a one-player run are different from the levels you play in a two-player run, and there are a few more of them.
Published on 3/24/2015

In this game based on MGM's world-famous cartoon, the player controls Jerry the Mouse as he explores four different worlds: the movie theater, the junkyard, a toy-based stage and the house where most of the episodes take place. Game controls are simple: the B Button makes Jerry jump and Super Jump, and the A/Y/X Buttons will make him throw marbles straight ahead (A Button), upward (Y Button) and downward (X/Y Buttons) at the enemies. The game also features an alternating 2-Player Mode where P2 controls Jerry's nephew, Tuffy (formerly known as Nibbles).
Le Hulk improves the previous publication by 00:45.72 seconds with better optimization.
Published on 8/30/2015
Game:
Tom & Jerry

Genres:
Action
Platform
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.11.0

Umihara Kawase (海腹川背) is about a schoolgirl with a bag of holding and a rubber fishing line setting out to rid the world of giant mutant fish.
This video plays the fastest path of the game having only two bosses, which you can find at the Field Map page.
The Umihara Kawase page has more information about this game.
The boss levels are quite long in this movie ― they can't really be sped up, but the authors of the movie have done their best to make them worth watching.
Thanks to a different route and a lot of optimization, this run obsoletes one of the oldest previously unobsoleted runs of the site by about 01:29.04 minutes.
No frogs were harmed in the making of this movie.
Published on 4/15/2015

Mega Man 9, known in Japan as Rockman 9: Yabō no Fukkatsu!! (ロックマン9 野望の復活!!) is a video game made by Capcom and Inti Creates for the WiiWare download service, among others, in 2008. This game is notable in that despite being developed for modern consoles, it features 8-bit visuals and audio as a retro throwback to the NES entries of the series. It also features a plot twist early on in that Dr. Light's robots go on a rampage, with Dr. Wily not having any connection to the incident (or so he claims).
AngerFist and diggidoyo blaze through the game and defeat Dr. Wily once again in 30 minutes and 20.98 seconds (19:11 in-game time).
Published on 10/2/2015
Game:
Mega Man 9

Genres:
Action
Platform
Emulator Version:
Dolphin v4.0-4796

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

As Crazy Climber, climb your way to the top of a series of buildings, where a helicopter is waiting to pick you up and take you to the next building. As Climber scales a building, he can climb up and sideways, but not down. While climbing a building, windows will open and close simultaneously. If a window closes on either of his hands, he will lose his grip. However, if a window closes on both of his hands, he will fall to his death, resulting in the loss of a life.
In this first WonderSwan publication on the site, watch dwangoAC make the game look easy by scaling the four skyscrapers in record time.
Published on 2/3/2015
Game:
Crazy Climber

Genres:
Action
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.9.1


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