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You're trapped! Your disabled nuclear submarine, resting perilously on an undersea ledge, has begun taking on water. With time running out for you and your crew – and with your onboard torpedoes shaken loose by an eerie current from deep under the sea floor – it's up to you alone whether you sink or swim!
The objective of Airlock is to retrieve the hatch keys and make your way to the next level before your compartment floods. But at the same time you must avoid the torpedoes that have been shaken loose and which, when they cross your path, rob you of precious time.
Alyosha improves the previous publication by 0.92 seconds, thanks to a newly discovered trick. Please read the author's comments for more details.
Published on 9/9/2016
Game:
Airlock

Genres:
Action
Platform
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.11.7

In Dottori Kun, you control a race car on a five lane track, and your goal is to collect all of the dots in order to advance to the next level, very similar to the Atari 2600 game Dodge 'Em, with the major difference being the ability to change directions.
This run by xy2_ plays all 11 levels, after which no new content is presented.
Published on 6/20/2016
Game:
Dottori Kun

Genres:
Action
Emulator Version:
FBA-RR v0.0.7

The streets of Metro City are filled with criminals who are part of a gang called Mad Gear. Former wrestler and newly elected mayor Mike Haggar tries to do something about it, much to the displeasure of the Mad Gear Gang who kidnap his daughter Jessica. Only three people are brave enough to venture into the crime-infested streets and try to bring Jessica back.
Final Fight is a 2D side-scrolling fighting game. Taking on the role of either Cody, Guy, or the mayor Mike Haggar himself, you must advance through six areas of the city clearing out the gang infestation. You will have to cope with a variety of thugs, ranging from firebomb-throwing maniacs to behemoth wrestlers. To defeat these thugs, you have an arsenal of punches, kicks, throws, and jump kicks at your disposal.
£e Nécroyeur improves the previous publication by 1 minute and 11.35 seconds. Please read the author's extensive comments on the tricks and glitches used. As a bonus, this was played on maximum difficulty settings.
Published on 11/7/2016

Golden Axe is an arcade beat em up from the late 80s. Along with its charming Conan the Barbarian style and hack and slash gameplay, it pioneered the beat em up "super" attack in the form of collectable magic. The game consists of 5 full size stages with 4 bonus stages in between for replenishing magic and HP. Gameplay consists of slicing bad guys up with weapons, riding mounts that breath fire, and casting magic spells.
Galedog slays the enemies throughout the game in record time.
For more hack-and-slaying action, please watch the movie done on the Genesis version.
Published on 12/15/2016
Game:
Golden Axe

Genres:
Action
Tags:
2 Players
Emulator Version:
FBA-RR 0.0.4.02

Osman is a arcade game in the spirit of Strider. It's a very obscure and underrated arcade game, which didn't see much of the light of day, thanks to various issues with the hardware... and the fact that the game is unforgivably hard.
This run by xy2 beats the game with the highest score possible, without relying on checkpoint farming to increase the score further.
Published on 5/20/2016

Samurai Shodown IV: Amakusa's Revenge (Samurai Spirits: Amakusa's Descent (サムライスピリッツ天草降臨) in Japan) is the fourth installment of SNK's Samurai Shodown series of fighting games. Story-wise, it's the second and final chapter of a story between Samurai Shodown and Samurai Shodown II, with III being the first chapter.
In this playaround-style run, Dark Noob shows off more glitches, combos, and character variety than the preceding run in this category. This makes the movie nearly twice as long, but there should be plenty to enjoy. For some details, see the submission comments.
Published on 4/11/2016

You control a shinobi, Joe Musashi, who must battle his way through each level in search of hostages which must be rescued. You have shurikens, kicks and punches to defend yourself with, as well as powerful ninja magic which can clear the screen of enemies in one go.
Each level is broken down into smaller scenes, and hostages are guarded by big blokes who throw swords. Watch out for gun-toting enemy henchmen and ninjas. Reaching the end of each level will find you battling it out with a boss. These range from 8ft tall giants to helicopter gunships.
In this run, V kills all the enemies that appear throughout the game, but doesn't try to respawn any of them to increase the kill count, because that would result in endlessly killing the same enemy.
Published on 8/26/2016
Game:
Shinobi

Genres:
Action
Emulator Version:
FBA-RR v007

Super Street Fighter II Turbo, released in Japan as Super Street Fighter II X: Grand Master Challenge (スーパーストリートファイターII X -Grand Master Challenge), is a competitive fighting game released for the arcades by Capcom in 1994. It is the fifth installment in the Street Fighter II sub-series of Street Fighter games, following Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers. Like its predecessor, it ran on the CP System II hardware.
Published on 2/5/2016

The King of Fighters '97 is the fourth game in the King of Fighters series. This King of Fighters introduces two special modes - Advanced Mode (based on KOF '96) and Extra Mode (based on KOF '94 & '95). It concludes the three part 'Orochi Saga' story-line that began in King of Fighters '95 (and continued in KOF '96) (see the Wikipedia article for more details).
In this playaround, mamuuuut shows off various combos and glitches with for instance, Terry Bogard and Choi Bounge.
NOTE: The sound effects when selecting the team/order are higher pitched than usual in the official encodes.
Published on 2/9/2016

In Oil's Well, you control a robotic arm with a drill head as it mines deep below the earth's crust to mine oil and make you rich. But two kinds of enemies lie in wait for you – bugs that damage your robotic arm, and land mines that damage your drill head. You must coordinate your movements to avoid them or your drill is toast!
This run by BrunoVisnadi completes all 10 stages in under three and a half minutes with carefully planned routes and some close calls with enemies.
Published on 2/13/2016
Game:
Oil's Well

Genres:
Action
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 1.11.4

Long before Duke Nukem ever starred in a 3D game, he was the hero in two platform games. This is the first game in which he starred, battling Dr Proton to save the Earth from his evil Techbot army.
This run by slamo plays through Episode 2 - Mission Moonbase in record time.
Published on 8/7/2016

Wolfenstein 3D is a first-person shooter developed by id Software and published by Apogee Software in 1992. It follows the mission of a World War II Allied spy, William "B.J." Blazkowicz, to take down Hitler's Nazi regime. Also known as Wolf3D, it is widely regarded as having helped popularize the first-person shooter genre on PC and is id's precursor to the wildly popular Doom series.
dwangoAC and slamo escape from Castle Wolfenstein as fast as possible, using various tricks. Read the authors' comments for more details.

An alternate encode by the authors with the map display is available right here.
Published on 2/12/2016

Wolfenstein 3D is a first-person shooter developed by id Software and published by Apogee Software in 1992. It follows the mission of a World War II Allied spy, William "B.J." Blazkowicz, to take down Hitler's Nazi regime. Also known as Wolf3D, it is widely regarded as having helped popularize the first-person shooter genre on PC and is id's precursor to the wildly popular Doom series.
slamo utilizes diagonal dashing and careful manipulation to get through Operation: Eisenfaust as fast as possible.

An alternate encode with a map display provided by the author is available right here.
Published on 3/19/2016

Wolfenstein 3D is a first-person shooter developed by id Software and published by Apogee Software in 1992. It follows the mission of a World War II Allied spy, William "B.J." Blazkowicz, to take down Hitler's Nazi regime. Also known as Wolf3D, it is widely regarded as having helped popularize the first-person shooter genre on PC and is id's precursor to the wildly popular Doom series.
slamo, using various tricks, kills a modernised version of the Führer (and thus rewrites history) as fast as possible.

An alternate encode with a map display provided by the author is available right here.
Published on 6/25/2016

Wolfenstein 3D is a first-person shooter developed by id Software and published by Apogee Software in 1992. It follows the mission of a World War II Allied spy, William "B.J." Blazkowicz, to take down Hitler's Nazi regime. Also known as Wolf3D, it is widely regarded as having helped popularize the first-person shooter genre on PC and is id's precursor to the wildly popular Doom series.
slamo uncovers the dark secret and kills Otto in record time.

An alternate encode with a map display provided by the author is available right here.
Published on 10/3/2016

Kirby: Canvas Curse is one of many sequels in the Kirby franchise. In this installment, Kirby and the inhabitants of Dream Land are all turned into paint by the witch Drawcia, with Kirby being stuck as a limbless ball. Players must guide Kirby through various stages via the DS touchpad.
In this run, GloriousLiar exploits quirks in the way the game handles said touchpad, allowing him to launch Kirby at ludicrous speeds to beat this game in the blink of an eye.
Published on 12/8/2016

Metroid Prime Hunters is the DS spinoff to the "Metroid Prime" trilogy, involving Samus in a race against six other bounty hunters to collect the eight Octoliths and get the "Ultimate Power".
At least, that's what was supposed to happen. Unfortunately for those bounty hunters, Memory is on the case. Thanks to a variety of tricks, out of bounds glitches, and optimization, Samus blazes through various planets in the Tetra Galaxy and collects the eight Octoliths in record time, destroying everything in her path. World's greatest bounty hunter indeed.
For those curious to see how the series originated, we also have a run of the original Metroid.
Published on 9/6/2016

Altered Space is an isometric platformer similar to Solstice for the NES where you play as Humphrey, a brave astronaut. The goal is simply to escape the spaceship without running out of air, which is lost over time or if you get hit. There are items that can be used to stun enemies as well, but aren't seen in this run due to the time it takes to open the item menu.
Published on 1/27/2016

Bubble Ghost, a game ported to many platforms, has the player, as a ghost, guide a bubble through a house by blowing at it; if the bubble hits anything at all it pops and the player loses a life. If that sounds difficult, well, it is - but that doesn't stop this run from making it look easy.
This movie appears to be slower than the previous publication; however, this is due to more accurate emulation. It is in fact faster by around 25.3 seconds than the previous publication, thanks to a new trick and better optimisation in many places. Please read the author's comments for more details.
Published on 9/10/2016
Game:
Bubble Ghost

Genres:
Action
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 1.11.6

Gremlins 2: The New Batch ties in with the movie of the same name. Gizmo is trapped inside Clamp Centre by the evil Gremlins. It is up to the player to help him battle his way to the Control Center and rid the city forever of the Gremlin menace.
This game is a side scrolling platform game. Gizmo can equip a variety of weapons from a pencil to a toolbox to use against different Gremlins and other vermin such as spiders, bats and rats. There are also traps that hurt Gizmo. Gizmo can be hit by an enemy or trap multiple times before he loses a life.
We also have a run of the NES adaptation of the movie.
Published on 4/16/2016
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 1.11.6

Jurassic Park Part 2: The Chaos Continues is a video game and a non-canonical continuation of the Jurassic Park series, developed and published by Ocean Software for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) and Game Boy. The Game Boy version shown here follows a completely different storyline than its SNES counterpart.
In it, the player controls Grant, whose vehicle at Jurassic Park has stopped functioning as the result of an intentional power outage. Grant moves through a rain forest and later takes a raft down a river, where he encounters aquatic reptiles. Grant ultimately reaches Jurassic Park's headquarters, where most of the power remains off.
Hetfield90 and StarvinStruthers run and shoot through the game in record time.
Published on 11/19/2016

Mega Man III, known as Rockman World 3 (ロックマンワールド3) in Japan, is the third Mega Man game for Game Boy, released in December 1992. The game continues the quest of the protagonist, Mega Man, in a never-ending struggle with his long-time nemesis, Dr. Wily. As with previous Game Boy releases, the game incorporates gameplay elements and bosses from two sequential Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) games: Mega Man 3 and Mega Man 4.
For those of you who enjoy listening to the music, the background music in this one is quite good, and the sound quality is much better than previous Mega Man games for the system.
This is an improvement to the predecessor movie by 265 frames, which translates to 225 frames if you only count actual gameplay. This is the result of difference in loading times between VBA and BizHawk.
Published on 9/3/2016
Game:
Mega Man III

Genres:
Action
Platform
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 1.11.4

Pokémon: Blue and Red Version are part of the first generation of the Pokémon franchise. They were developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo in North America in 1998. They feature a 10-year old boy who ventures around the Kanto region and aim to become the Pokémon champion. During his journey, he encounters various monsters, which he can catch to use for battles, or just to fill up his Pokédex.
In this run, MrWint fills the Pokédex without resorting to any glitches and obtains the diploma in both games in less than four hours. Note that Mew isn't caught here; this is because it can only be obtained through either an event or glitches.

The official encodes feature commentary by the author as soft subtitles. In addition, the downloadable encodes feature additional audio tracks: The first (default) track features audio from both games, while the second and third tracks feature audio from Blue and Red, respectively.
There's also an alternate encode provided by the author which features a detailed overlay.
Published on 5/6/2016

Rolan's Curse is like a simplified version of the NES Legend of Zelda with slower gameplay and more restricted game world, resulting in a primitive hack-and-slash experience. Nevertheless, there exists an interesting storyline: The kingdom of Rolan has been invaded by the forces of some evil being called Barius. However, in this movie the final boss is never actually seen. Instead of meeting Barius face to face, the hero dies while defeating the first level boss. The game then decides to freak out and end right there, declaring the rest of the story unnecessary.
While this run appears to be slower than the previously published movie due to more accurate emulation, it is in fact faster by 00:00.37 seconds if emulation differences are not accounted for.
Published on 11/13/2016

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

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

This is a run of the Game Boy version of The Blues Brothers. Contrary to the NES counterpart, it features different level design and glitches not found in the NES version (read the author's comments for more details on the glitches). The plot basically remains the same, though.
Jules extensively utilizes a glitch to allow multiple jumps off walls, beating the game in record time.
Published on 1/21/2016

We're Back! - A Dinosaur's Story was developed by Beam Software Pty., Ltd. and released in 1993. Interestingly, the same game was released in various forms, with four editions released in separate regions: We're Back in the USA, Baby T-Rex in Europe, Agro Saur in Australia, and Bamse in Sweden. The other versions are almost identical except for the graphics; likely they were rushed out to capitalize on popular licenses in different regions.
In this particular version adapted from an animated movie by Steven Spielberg, the player controls Rex (not related to Radical Rex) who must save his three dinosaur friends, Woog, Dweeb and Elsa, from Prof. Screweyes. It's up to Rex to storm the professor's castle and save his imprisoned friends.
Noxxa skates and zips through the game in record time.
Published on 12/27/2016

Everyone who has at least once attempted to gather a soul from each of the 120 different enemies in Aria of Sorrow, especially during a speedrun, knows the frustration it incurs after a hundredth failed attempt to get the required drop. That just makes this all-souls TAS, played on hard mode, even more impressive.
This is an improvement of 1:38.85 over the previous movie, thanks to a more optimised route and newly used items. Please read the authors' comments for more details.
If you would like to see the game beaten even faster, don't miss the any% run by one of the authors, klmz.

Note: Starting from reset was necessary to use hard mode. However, doing so is normally not allowed — refer to the rules to see the reasons.
Published on 9/8/2016

This is a really fast TAS through Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance played as Maxim, who is only available after the game is beaten. Unlike in the glitch-warped run, the protagonist doesn't directly fight Dracula and instead defeats every boss, reaching Dracula the intended way. However, this doesn't stop Maxim from making short work of every boss and sinking into walls wherever he wants.
This TAS by gstick improves the prior run by 01:43.07 thanks to further optimizations and an entirely new route.

Note: This movie starts where the main quest movie left off. We don't usually accept movies beginning from a save, though. Please read our rules to see our reasons.
Published on 4/20/2016

Doraemon is an Action game, developed by Mobile 21 and published by Epoch, which was released in Japan in 2001.
This run is an improvement of 00:16.83 over the previous movie by the same author.
Published on 7/14/2016

Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku is an action RPG based on Dragon Ball Z, developed by Webfoot Technologies. It is the first game in The Legacy of Goku trilogy. Together, all three games tell the original story of Dragon Ball Z, more or less.
This run by MUGG uses copious amounts of luck manipulation and flight retention to beat this rather grindy game in a little under 14 minutes.
Published on 3/24/2016

Drake & Josh is a GBA game based on the Nickelodeon show of the same name. Taken from scenarios of several of the show's episodes, this game is a problem-solving, stealth, exploration game.
Or at least, it's supposed to be. In this run, however, the duo decides stealth just isn't their style, and rush through all their problems, walls be darned. Reading the author's submission comments is highly recommended.
Published on 10/17/2016
Game:
Drake & Josh

Genres:
Puzzle
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.11.6

Guilty Gear X: Advance Edition is a port of Guilty Gear X to the Game Boy Advance, itself a sequel of Guilty Gear, and is also a 2D fighting game. There are now 16 characters available for you to choose. The battle system became more complicated, thanks to the variety of moves you can perform. Beside special attacks which you can execute if you build up your Tension Gauge by attacking or advancing towards your opponent, there is also a variety of defensing moves to perform. The instant kill moves are back from the previous game.
Spikestuff improves upon the previous publication by 00:14.75 seconds, with the use of Zato over the previously used Ky Kiske.
Published on 12/11/2016

Mario Party Advance follows a different format than the main games, since only a single person can play without connecting to another GBA. In this game, the player moves around the game board, visiting characters, running quests, and playing minigames. Many of the non-player characters are from classic Nintendo 64 games like Super Mario 64, Mario Party, and Paper Mario.
In order to beat the game as fast as possible, Nacho manipulates luck to achieve favorable rolls. Careful Mushroom management also allows him to intentionally lose some minigames when it would be faster than beating them.
Published on 3/27/2016

Metroid: Zero Mission is a retelling of the original Metroid's story with a couple of new plot twists and updated gameplay.
This movie improves on the previous attempt by the same author by 28 in-game seconds and 34 seconds of real time. The time saved comes from more optimized movements and a few minor tricks, but mainly from a greater understanding of RNG in the game.
The in-game clear time is 0:20:59. The item collection rate is 20%.
Published on 7/14/2016
Emulator Version:
VBA-RR v24 svn 461

Pokémon: Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald form the third generation of Pokémon, after Pokémon: Gold and Silver. Noticeable differences include the graphics and interface, Pokémon abilities, and running shoes that allow the player to move around much faster in the overworld before getting the bike.
This TAS completes the game without using any glitches. There is another TAS of this game which uses a notable glitch to skip the second half of the game.

Note: To play the .bk2 file you need to configure your timezone to GMT-5 (US Eastern Time).
Published on 12/22/2016

Postman Pat and the Greendale Rocket is a 2006 Game Boy Advance game based on the 2003 half-hour television special of the same name. The plot follows the eponymous postal worker as he embarks on an epic quest to save the Greendale railway from closure and get its flagship locomotive back on the tracks.
This movie completes the game from beginning to end as fast as possible, while collecting all of the stamps, letters, and parcels scattered throughout the levels.
Published on 4/14/2016
Emulator Version:
VBA-rr-v24-svn422

Everyone's favourite gymnastic winner is back, and this time, he's sparing no expense to make sure the evil Vizier's reign of sand-based terror is stopped once and for all. Watch as our hero slaughters the Vizier's entire army, robs him of his precious metal, confiscates his valuable medical resources and steals all his ancient scrolls without even stamping his library card.
In this run, theenglishman achieves a self-defined full completion, which is everything you can acquire or do in the game without the use of a Nintendo GameCube/Game Boy Advance link cable. In the case of this game, it boils down to:
  • Kill all 75 Sand Persians, which makes the Prince reach max stats (Level 30, 150 HP, 115 Attack, 90 Defence)
  • Acquire all available consumables (9 Life Potions, 9 Sands of Time, 5 Antidotes - consumables can be used at any time)
  • Collect Slowdown Ring and Freeze Ring
  • Collect all tutorial Scrolls
  • Reassemble all Medals and lower all the Medal Gates
  • Press the three GameCube switches
See the author's comments for more thorough explanation.
Published on 9/12/2016

Mystery Mayhem is a Scooby-Doo game that appears to be based on the newer movies. Much of the game focuses on Shaggy and Scooby as they run from monsters, complete puzzles and find clues to solve each of the game's five mysteries.
Of course, all those little accomplishments mean a lot of high-fives are in order! This rapid high-fiving and switching partners happens to cause a speed glitch that allows jlun2 to skip large parts of rooms.
Published on 12/29/2016

Disappointed with good movies where characters move just too slowly?
Look no further! In this extremely high-speed run, Dashjump demonstrates how to break the sound barrier and why Sonic is the fastest character in the video game universe.
Dashjump's TAS improves the previous run by 00:25.62 seconds. Individual act improvements are listed in the submission text.
The author doesn't collect any of the Chaos Emeralds in this movie, but it demonstrates almost every single move that Sonic is capable of in this game.
Published on 5/30/2016

Sonic Advance 3 is a Sonic game with a twist: the player can play with a friend in co-op mode or one of many multi-player modes like ring race. The game contains features from Sonic Advance and Sonic Advance 2, but with more options like choosing from 2 characters in story mode (a leading and a following character).
This run is an improvement of 00:22.82 of in-game time and 00:23.57 overall compared to the predecessor movie.
Published on 3/19/2016

Sonic Battle is a pseudo-fighting game, akin to Super Smash Bros. from Nintendo. Rather than being 3D side-scrolling, this game employs a 3D isometric view – not a static, sprite-based field though, it is comprised of actual texture-mapped polygons. The character sprites are 2D though, and while you think it wouldn't work – it does.
dekutony doesn't even break a sweat and completes Challenge Mode as Shadow in record time.
Published on 3/26/2016
Game:
Sonic Battle

Genres:
Fighting
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.11.4

In this game, based loosely on the 2007 summer blockbuster, we see our friendly neighborhood Spider-man zip through 15 levels and 5 bosses with speed, style, and a sexy new black suit.
In this run, arandomgameTASer heavily abuses a technique that allows him to maintain a very high speed throughout each level, stopping only to rescue civilians or disable bombs.
Additionally, this run is an improvement of 2 minutes over its predecessor thanks to new strategies and better optimization.
Published on 6/20/2016
Game:
Spider-Man 3

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 1.11.6

The GBA version of Stuart Little 2 was developed by Creations and published by Activision in 2002. It loosely follows the plot of the movie.
MUGG goes through the game using various tricks and defeats Falcon in record time.
Note: Some stages are overly pixelated. This is the result of a glitch in the game and not an encoding error. Please read the author's comments for more details.
Published on 8/9/2016
Game:
Stuart Little 2

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 1.11.6

The Minish Cap is an addition to The Legend of Zelda series that sees our hero fight Ganondorf Vaati, retrieve and power up the Master Sword Picori Sword to once again save the land of Hyrule and rescue Princess Zelda.
This run by Tompa and quo improves upon the previous run by over 8 minutes thanks to much better optimization, new glitches, and a switch to the Japanese version of the game.

There is also an alternate YouTube stream featuring audio commentary by the authors.
Published on 10/2/2016

In the first Harry Potter game for the Game Boy Color, the story of Harry's first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is told in the form of a traditional role-playing game.
Playing as Harry, one advances through the plot of the book and the movie by fulfilling quests, battling monsters and gaining experience and levels.
Combat is turn-based, with Harry being able to use a variety of spells against various critters and other enemies. In addition, card combinations of Famous Witches and Wizards Collector's Cards can be used to produce powerful magical effects. These cards can be found all over the freely explorable Hogwarts. Potions that refill stamina and magic points can be found, bought or mixed by Harry himself, but only with the right ingredients.
As in other Potter games, Harry also competes for house points for Gryffindor, hoping to win the House Cup in the end.
The game features several mini-games that, once found in the main game, can also be accessed from the main menu.

Note: The original game footage contains rapid fullscreen flickering in the latter part of the run. We have provided a set of cleaned-up counterparts to every encode; if you're sensitive to flashing lights, make sure you're watching an encode marked as "deflickered".
Published on 1/29/2016

Lucky Luke is based on a comic series created by Belgian cartoonist Maurice De Bevere. The series was very popular in Europe, so it's not surprising that it was adapted into a game.
TheKDX7, author of the other Lucky Luke run, improves upon the previous publication by 13 seconds due to more precise movements and some routing changes.
Published on 12/29/2016

Lucky Luke: Desperado Train is one of a number of video game adaptations of the Lucky Luke comic franchise, an Old West themed parody popular in Europe.
In this game, Luke must work his way through a series of platformers and minigames to thwart his enemies and stop a runaway train.
It is an improvement of 2001 frames compared to the previous run by the same author, owed to diverse new techniques.
Published on 1/30/2016

Desperados have stolen a train. Lucky Luke has got to catch them before they lay waste to the land.
Lucky Luke: Desperado Train is a game developed by Infogrames and released in November 15th 2000 on GameBoy Color. The themes of certain levels are in touch with famous titles such as: The Ballad of the Daltons, Western Circus, Travelling up the the Mississippi and The Rivals of Painful Gulch.
During the game you have to shoot bad guys on your way, collecting the ammos, dynamites, money, and some useful items. During 12 levels you have to chase the train stolen by desperados. Lucky Luke has got to catch them before they lay waste to the land from Atlantic coast to Pacific one. Some characters in game are friendly and they can help you.
Published on 11/30/2016

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

Scooby-Doo! Classic Creep Capers is a point-and-click adventure game in six chapters. Scooby, Shaggy, Fred, Velma and Daphne are on the trail of a jewel thief. Their investigation leads them to an old spooky house, Jekyll Mansion. Once inside, they search the rooms to gather clues to reveal the identity of the jewel thief. Gameplay consists of positioning characters close to objects in such a way that a menu at the bottom of the screen lights up. The player can then choose the correct action (examine, search, use, take) from the menu. There is also plenty of dialogue involved. To solve puzzles, the player switches between characters and uses each person's special abilities.
Published on 7/31/2016
Emulator Version:
BizHawk-1.11.6

Shantae is an obscure Game Boy Color game released over a year after the Game Boy Advance came out. Because of this, it was released in extremely small quantities. It is notable for its impressive animation and scope.
In this run, arandomgameTASer goes for 100% completion, which includes getting all upgrades, all magic dances and at least one of each usable item. The run also collects the Tinkerbat form which is only accessible if the game is played on a Game Boy Advance.
Additionally, this run is over 20 minutes faster then the previous run, thanks to a plethora of new glitches, tricks, and route optimizations. More information is provided in the author's comments
We also have a run that just completes the game as quickly as possible.

Downloadable encodes have the author's commentary as soft subtitles.
Published on 11/12/2016

The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages is the time-themed counterpart to Oracle of Seasons. In it, the Oracle of Ages, Nayru, is possessed by Veran, Sorceress of Shadows. Link must travel throughout Labrynna's past and present to collect the 8 Essences of Time, power up the Harp of Ages, and defeat Veran.

You can watch the complete run played back console
Published on 4/21/2016

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

007: Agent Under Fire is a James Bond game. You know what that means: guns, rockets, cars, tanks, girls, and megalomaniacs.
In this run, aleckermit shows off impressive stunts, including dead-on firearm accuracy, apparent resistance to explosions and broad vehicular destruction.
For more of the cinematic secret agent, see our other James Bond TASes.
Published on 7/7/2016

Ed, Edd n Eddy: The Mis-Edventures is a 3D platform game based on the Cartoon Network animated television series Ed, Edd n Eddy. It follows the three Ed's, Ed, Edd and Eddy, as they complete six scams for the love of Jawbreakers.
In this run, Fog exploits wall collision bugs and other quirks in the game to beat it as quickly as possible.
Published on 12/1/2016

Luigi wins a mansion in a contest and his brother, Mario, goes missing there. It is your goal to search the haunted mansion to figure out where he is. Your weapons to protect you are a flashlight and the Poltergust 3000, a ghost vacuum. Capturing ghosts and collecting keys helps you progress in your quest to find Mario.
The author, Malleoz, forgoes out-of-bounds glitches that are present in this movie and plays through the game in a regular way in record time.
The author also provides an alternate encode with commentary which can be viewed here.

This run plays the Hidden Mansion, a mode unlocked after beating the game once that increases the power of the Poltergust and allows skipping some cutscenes, to make the run more entertaining. We do not normally accept runs that start from dirty SRAM; see the rules for more details.
Published on 3/1/2016

Pac-Man World 2 is a 3D platformer for the Nintendo Gamecube. Pac-Man has 2 unique movement options: butt-bouncing (ground pound) and rev-rolling (spindash). The goal is simple, just make it to the end of each stage, and kill each boss at the end of the world.
The TAS differs from RTA runs in that minute details in the level geometry are abused using the rev-roll. This allows many strategies to be shown off that aren't viable otherwise.
Note: Due to an emulator bug the intro and outro videos look jittery.
Published on 7/27/2016

SoulCalibur II continues the tradition set by Soul Blade on the PlayStation and SoulCalibur on the Dreamcast with intense action and plenty of weapons to deal the massive blows. Each console version of the game also includes a unique character for the platform; in the GameCube version, it's Link from The Legend of Zelda.
xxNKxx improves his previous run by nearly a minute, thanks to setting the amount of rounds per match to 1 and overall better luck manipulation.

Note: In order for this run to sync, the free DSP files included with Dolphin must be used. Playing back the run using DSP files dumped from a real GameCube will result in a desync.
Note 2: Due to minor emulation issues, some fade transitions are completely missing, notably the transitions between matches in Arcade mode.
Published on 1/21/2016
Game:
SoulCalibur II

Genres:
Fighting
Emulator Version:
Dolphin 4.0-8530

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 is the third game of the Tony Hawk series. This one introduced the revert and double tap tricks, which allowed for much longer and higher scoring combos. There are 8 main levels in the game, five of which have goals scattered across the level, and three competitions.
In this run, Fog skates, grinds, and flies through the air across multiple levels to complete the game as fast as possible.
We also have an "all goals and golds" run if you want to see all the goals completed as fast as possible.
Published on 2/1/2016
Emulator Version:
Dolphin 4.0-8763

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 is the third game of the Tony Hawk series. This one introduced the revert and double tap tricks, which allowed for much longer and higher scoring combos. There are 8 main levels in the game along with a secret level unlocked after completing the final competition. Six of the levels have goals scattered across the level, with the remaining three being competitions.
In this run, Fog skates, grinds, and flies through the air across all story mode levels to complete all goals in the game as well as getting gold medals in all of the competitions as fast as possible.
We also have an "any%" run of the game if you just want to see the game completed as fast as possible.
Published on 2/18/2016

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, The Packle plays through the Classic game mode, which brings back older THPS styled objectives into the current set of levels (including remade levels of older THPS games), using the easiest difficulty.
Published on 3/25/2016

Chakan: The Forever Man is a fairly standard platform game in which you control a dead guy (Chakan has lost his soul) through many levels of hack and slash platforming. The ultimate goal is defeat all the bad-guys and so finally achieve inner-peace.
The story-line (if you can call it that) does give this game an interesting image and it is much darker than most other titles available on the Genesis.
This is a full completion run, which, compared to the any% branch, beats some additional levels and collects all items.
NOTE: Don't be fooled by the fake credits after the final level. The game is not quite over yet.
Published on 3/21/2016

Gunstar Heroes (1993) is widely considered to be one of the best action games on the Sega Genesis, but, ironically, was commercially unsuccessful due to poor promotion. It features a variety of melee attacks, as well as 4 basic weapons which can be combined in pairs (making a total of 14 combinations) — all densely packed in a swift and explosion-heavy gameplay spanning over seven uniquely designed stages. The author takes special care to showcase all the moves the game is capable of, using every possible attack and having lots of fun playing around in autoscrolling sections.
This movie is a little under 4 and a half minutes faster than the previous one due to more aggressive boss fights and a new movement technique. See the author's comments for more details.
The encodes for this movie are also slightly larger than usual — this is due to an amount of colors and on-screen motion even the best codecs have problems coping with.
Published on 12/5/2016

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

In this game, you get to play as Pinocchio, the carpenter Geppetto's living wooden puppet. Pinocchio goes through scenes from Disney's animated film, which itself was based on a children's novel.
This run does plenty of hopping around in order for Pinocchio to attempt to save his father in a brisk 16:24 minutes.
This run is longer than the one it obsoletes due to using the hardest difficulty, which leads to having to beat additional levels.
Published on 4/24/2016

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

Ristar is a colorful platformer with good music.
In this TAS, the author uses a password to play only the bonus levels.
This run is slightly longer than the one it beats due to longer (and more accurate) loading times, but it's faster in actual gameplay.
Published on 8/28/2016
Game:
Ristar

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.11.6

Strider is supposedly about an alien taking control over earth, but since the first level says "Казахская ССР", there are small red stars everywhere, and one of the bosses holds a hammer and sickle... well, we all know what this game is really about.
This TAS is an improvement of about 2 seconds due to various minor optimizations.
Published on 1/5/2016

Superman is a platformer for the Sega Genesis. As the Man of Steel, you jump, punch and kick your way through several levels, battling the likes of Prankster, Metallo, and Mr. Mxyzptlk to keep Metropolis safe.
This run improves the previous run by over a minute due to more punching and better optimization.
Published on 1/24/2016
Game:
Superman

Genres:
Action
Platform
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 1.11.4

The Legend of Galahad is a side-scrolling adventure/platformer for the Sega Genesis. The game is a port of Leander for the Amiga, which was the first game developed by Travellers Tales. You play as Galahad on his quest to stop the Wicked Wiz of the East who has made off with Princess Leandra. Galahad must explore 21 levels in 3 different worlds in search of a hidden key in each level to progress, collecting coins to buy rune bombs, armor, and sword upgrades along the way.
The8bitbeast rushes through this game quickly, especially once the Tempest Blade upgrade is obtained. It is carefully managed to provide well-timed speedups in the player's movement, and it also leads to some zipping glitches. For more details, see the run's comments.
Published on 4/7/2016

The Pirates of Dark Water is remarkable for its eccentric setting, utilizing the source material's melding of swashbuckling adventures, sword-and-sorcery fantasy, and Road Warrior-inspired fashion aesthetics. Drawing from the cartoon's backstory, players fight rival pirates as well as fantastic creatures sent to hinder the heroes from finding the Treasure of Rule by the evil pirate-lord Bloth.
The game features the main crew of the 1990s TV show - Ren, Ioz, and Tula - searching for the Treasures of Rule in order to rid the world of Mer of the Dark Water and return Mer and Ren's homeland, Octopon, to its former glory.
Published on 2/9/2016
Emulator Version:
Gens Rerecording v11c

This version of The Smurfs was released exclusively in Europe for the Mega Drive, SNES, Mega CD and DOS. It's a platforming side-scroller where you will be able to play as the jockey smurf, the brainy smurf, the greedy smurf and the hefty smurf to free Smurfette from the claws of Gargamel.
This run by Baruch, played on the Mega Drive version, uses various tricks and glitches in order to beat Gargamel in record time. Read the author's comments for more details.
We also have runs on the GB version and the PSX version, both of which are vastly different games.
Published on 1/31/2016

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

Genres:
RPG
Strategy
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.11

Ninja Gaiden for Game Gear is quite unlike the NES version or even its cousin on the Master System. It has a similar (but simpler) feel as the Master System version, but has the wall climbing element of the NES game. But like the others, it has ninjas. And ninjas are cool.
The key to a TAS of this game is special weapon maintenance. Bosses receive double the damage when hit with special weapons, so managing the weapons used and conserving force are critical to optimizing this game.
This movie improves the previous run by 16.39 seconds.
Published on 2/19/2016
Game:
Ninja Gaiden

Genres:
Action
Platform
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.11.4

Scrapyard Dog, originally released for the Atari 7800, starts with Louie's dog Scraps being kidnapped by Mr. Big, who has driven off with Scraps and unleashed (get it?) a band of thugs to stop Louie. Louie must dodge the thugs' attacks while avoiding other enemies, hopping over obstacles, darting under bird droppings, and collecting cans and money.
With only shrinking pills as weapons, Louie will run from junkyard to city to forest to mountain to desert to snowfield to the final castle in his journey to save Scraps.
In this run, Noxxa makes his way through many strange places in order to save his beloved dog.
Published on 11/26/2016
Game:
Scrapyard Dog

Genres:
Action
Platform
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.11.8.2

KiKi KaiKai (奇々怪界) is an overhead multi-directional shooter game that requires the player to move in four directions through various levels while attacking harmful enemies as they approach from off-screen. It was developed and published by Taito Corporation originally for Japanese arcades in 1986.
If the stage 7 boss looks familiar, it's because he's Rocky, the shapeshifting tanuki who becomes your ally in the game's sequel, Pocky & Rocky.
Zupapa completes one round of the game in record time.
Published on 12/30/2016
Game:
Kiki KaiKai

Genres:
Action
Emulator Version:
openMSX 0.13.0

Unlike the Famicom version, the MSX version of Nuts & Milk is viewed from a top-down perspective and the character (Milk) can walk in four directions. As such, all platforming elements are removed from the game and the emphasis is more on puzzle-solving. The overall goal is the same - collect all fruit onscreen while avoiding baddies, and after that collect the heart to end the level.
Zupapa completes the 12 rounds in record time.
Published on 11/26/2016
Game:
Nuts & Milk

Genres:
Puzzle
Emulator Version:
openMSX 0.13.0

Banjo-Kazooie stars the bear-bird team of Banjo and Kazooie, who are searching for Jiggies, or Jigsaw puzzle pieces, to unlock doors and save Banjo's sister from a rhyming witch. Even though Banjo's name is first, Kazooie ends up doing most of the heavy lifting as new skills are developed.
In this run, Hyperresonance collects all 100 Jiggies hidden throughout the game.
This is an improvement of 24:40.71 over the previous movie. This was possible with overwhelming route changes (and much better route planning ahead), a myriad of new glitches and tricks, and much more optimized movement. This movie loses some time to loading zones on BizHawk vs Mupen (about 2 minutes), so the final time is not quite indicative of how good the run is. With console like loading zones, this would be a 1:57.
Note: There are encodes of higher resolution in the discussion thread.
Published on 11/14/2016

F-Zero X is the 3D sequel to the popular SNES hovercraft racing title. It offers a wide array of cars, tracks and play options, and has had an active speed-running community since its release in 1998.
This TAS completes the 6 tracks of the Jack Cup in time trial mode, where you choose any track to drive solo aiming for fastest possible completion of 3 laps according to the in-game timer, accurate to the millisecond. A special input sequence is used to unlock all cars (you normally unlock cars by playing in grand prix mode).
This TAS saves 1'10"614 (in-game track totals) over the previous Jack Cup TAS by Lord Tom. For a per-track comparison, check the author's comments.
Published on 8/30/2016

The sequel to Fighters Destiny (the title now without the s in 'Fighters') has you again taking your created fighter up the ranks by competing in a number of challenging 1 on 1 battles.
This run employs various ways to win encounters in a single round by gaining more points than the enemy. As speed is the goal, the opponent is usually taken down before getting the chance to score points. Since all characters are identical in terms of speed, Saeki is used as he is the default character.
Published on 7/5/2016

Mario Kart 64 is the first 3D game in the Mario Kart series, released in 1996 by Nintendo. Widely regarded as classic, it still retains a following to this day.
A run 7 years in the making, this Mario Kart 64 TAS features weatherton completing all 4 Grand Prix Cups in under 21 minutes. Due to the nature of the game, knowledge of the internal code allows for heavy RNG manipulation, getting even the most unlikely items on the first try. This and the incredible movement precision are used to create crazy shortcuts, often completing laps in mere seconds.
The submission text contains highly detailed information about the strategies of every track, the RNG manipulation and a lot of other information about the run.

You can watch the complete run being played back on a console.
At AGDQ 2014, the Mushroom Cup of this run was presented on console, and at AGDQ 2016, the Star Cup was presented.
Published on 10/24/2016

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

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

Genres:
Strategy
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 1.11.4

Spider-Man is the first 3D game to star the popular web-slinger. It is loosely based on Spider-Man: The Animated Series and Spider-Man Unlimited and features some of the voice cast from each and similar character designs.
Peter Parker is attending a demonstration of the reformed Dr. Otto Octavius's new invention when an imposter Spider-Man steals the device. Spider-Man must work to clear his name and uncover the sinister motives behind the device's theft.
Using various techniques, most prominently out of bound clips, arandomgameTASer swings his webs and beats the game in record time.
Additionally, this run is an improvement over arandomgameTASer's previous attempt at this game, and is 02:18.42 shorter due to more optimization and the use of a new glitch.
Published on 11/25/2016

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 (2000) is the second entry in the Tony Hawk series of video games. Unlike the first game, completed tasks result in cash rewards here.
In this run, Fog aims to reach the ending credits as fast as possible.
If you want to see more skating action, make sure to check the runs of the first and the third installments in the series.
Published on 12/18/2016
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.11.8.2

ウッチャンナンチャンの炎のチャレンジャー 電流イライラ棒 (Ucchannanchan's Passionate Challenger: Irritating Electric Rod) is a faithful recreation of the mechanical wire loop game popular in Japan, in which the player must guide an electrified rod through a path of parallel metal wires as fast as he or she can without touching the wires.
This adaptation is viewed from the perspective of the end of the metal rod. There are six courses consisting of narrow pathways with curves and obstacles. Later courses introduce moving obstacles and sections where the screen slightly tilts. Just like the real game, touching the wires results in instant loss and the gameplay is commentated by an enthusiastic announcer.
This run by TASeditor improves the previous run by 00:00.65 second with better optimization. He also adds in some entertainment and close calls with the wires, much to the shock of the in-game announcer.
Published on 7/31/2016

Astro Robo Sasa is a fast-paced game that was only released in Japan. You are a robot boy named Sasa, who can only move around with the recoil from his plasma gun. You must collect or destroy all energy packs in order to clear each stage, though many must be collected as you have limited energy.
In this run, TaoTao controls two players: Sasa and his girlfriend Nana. By splitting up the work and using some wall zipping, he beats the game in a little under 5 minutes.
Published on 12/25/2016
Game:
Astro Robo Sasa

Genres:
Action
Emulator Version:
FCEUX 2.2.3

Battletoads (1991) is a futuristic beat 'em up game known for its extreme difficulty spread over 12 difficult levels. The mechanics in the game also change drastically from level to level, making the game one of the hardest and most varied for the NES.
In this game, the second most diabolical evil genius in the universe, The Dark Queen, has kidnapped Princess Angelica and Pimple - a battletoad. Rash and Zitz must save them by traveling through the most insane multilevel set of plans ever designed. This includes falling down huge shafts, racing through obstacle courses at breakneck speeds, riding on snakes through a massive maze of spikes, passing through a killer ventilation system, navigating through a missile defense system, climbing a never ending revolving tower, and much much more. Along the way, the Battletoads must also face off against an evil army of robots, genetically engineered rodents, and The Dark Queen herself.
In this run, feos, Alyosha, and Samsara improved upon the previous publication by 02:39.34 using many new tricks and glitches.
Published on 4/17/2016

Beauty and the Beast is a typical side-scrolling platform game based on the Disney movie of the same name. The player takes on the role of Beast. As Beast the player can walk around, jump and hit enemies with his fists. Beast can also climb against walls.
The levels feature various power-ups that can be collected (such as hearts which earn the player extra life and a magnifying glass which shows the player an upcoming piece of the level) which can be and on the way the player must watch out for pit traps and various enemies.
In this run, DrD2k9 runs, climbs, and jumps his way throughout the castle in order to win the heart of Belle.
Published on 12/11/2016
Emulator Version:
FCEUX 2.2.3

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

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

In Cosmo Police: Galivan, the player takes the role of the last remaining member of the Cosmo Police. His comrades died while trying to free the planet Cynep from the evil roaming on it. Now the player is the last hope.
This game is a mix between a shooter and a platformer: the player walks through the caves, jumps over obstacles and shoots everything in sight. Well, at least if he has a weapon: at the beginning he is unarmed and can only kick or punch. He has to find pyramids which were dropped by his dead colleagues (also sometimes from killed aliens), which grant an armor piece, more life energy and a weapon. When the player finds a pyramid, the weapon gets upgraded for a limited amount of time.
However, biggyboy & usedpizza exploit a glitch performed in the "alien world" portion of the first stage, during the transition of the first elevator (read the submission comments as well as this post for more details). Therefore, they reach a time of just 3 minutes and 3 seconds, being 944 frames faster than AmaizumiUni in the previous run.
Published on 5/9/2016

Cybernoid is considered extremely difficult to beat. You can only take one hit before you die, and you have only nine lives.
In this run, Alyosha makes use of all given weapons to save time. The run has no music, because sound effects were chosen by default instead.
Published on 12/12/2016

Digger T. Rock is searching for the Lost City and must dig through eight caverns to find it. On the way he must battle... dinosaurs!
Jules improves the previous run by 0.87 seconds, thanks to slightly better optimisation.
Published on 2/12/2016

One day at an amusement park an evil being kidnaps a girl. Her friend hurries to the rescue.
Doki! Doki! Yuuenchi (which means "Thump! Thump! Amusement Park") is a typical platform game featuring a boy who kicks a ball at the enemies (in the original Japanese version). When damaged the boy changes the color of his shirt and the power of his weapon increases. Among the stuff that remains from the fallen enemies he can collect a bird that will chase and defeat foes.
For the European market, the sprite of the main character was redrawn to depict a popular troll character under license from Russ Berrie & Co, and the game was renamed to The Trolls in Crazyland.
Published on 4/15/2016
Emulator Version:
FCEUX 2.2.2

Set in a post-apocalyptic New York, Double Dragon is the story of Billy and Jimmy Lee, twin brothers trained in the fighting style of Sou-Setsu-Ken. Together, they manage a small martial arts training school, teaching their students in self-defense. One day, Billy's girlfriend, Marian, is kidnapped off the street by the "Black Warriors", a savage street gang led by a man named Willy. The Black Warriors demand the Lee brothers disclose their martial arts secrets in exchange for Marian's freedom. The Lee brothers set out on a rescue mission to crush the Black Warriors and save Marian.
Released on many systems, this game was so popular that they even released it for cellular phones and made a board game. Even a Hollywood movie has been made.
Alyosha improves the previous publication by 7.19 seconds, thanks to a completely different experience route in order to get the elbow attack earlier in Mission 4.

Watch a resync of this run being played back on a real console.
Published on 9/3/2016

The last in the original Dragon Warrior storyline, this one follows "the Hero", who is tasked with saving the world from the archfiend Baramos. After cobbling together a group of people to take with him, the Hero must travel the world to find a way to Baramos's lair.
Or at least, that was what was supposed to happen. Thanks to a glitch involving a party of dead characters, vaxherd manages to manipulate his inventory and warp list to not only have extremely rare pieces of equipment from nothing, but also warps directly to where Baramos is located in a fraction of the time it would take normally.
In addition to this, vaxherd also uses a glitch involving resets and character names to manipulate the RNG and encounter formula at certain points, thereby beating the previous run by over seven minutes.

The encodes feature commentary by the author as soft subtitles.
Published on 3/6/2016

Dragon Warrior IV was the last of the Dragon Quest games to be released on the NES. It features an epic, five chapter spanning story.
This run by adelikat is an improvement of over 11 minutes to his prior run thanks to better luck manipulation and routing.
Published on 7/26/2016

A rather simple, unique classic game.
The hero of this game is a spy/agent who raids buildings infested with men in black. He collects important documents from various apartments/closets (which, for the sake of simplicity, are colored indicatively), and then leaves by his car to the next raid.
After raiding the last building, he goes to raid the same buildings once again, ad infinitum.
Even a small game like this isn't free of bugs. The unsafe elevators of this game offer a few maneuvers that should not be attempted in real life.
Four levels were played.
Alyosha improves the previous publication by 10.13 seconds, thanks to better optimisation.
Published on 3/6/2016

In comparison to the usual run-through platform games, this is one of the games that requires more planning to play efficiently.
The game features an inventory and equipment and a spells system, all of which were rare to see in NES games when this game came out.
This is the 4th published version of the TAS, now 00:16.71 seconds faster than the previous version.
The author has written comments describing all the planning and tricks that went into this movie.
Published on 12/29/2016

Gimmick! (1992) is another gem from Sunsoft, the company that brought us Ufouria and Journey to Silius. It was only released in Japan and Scandinavian countries, but eventually achieved something of a cult status thanks to its refined gameplay, as well as exceptional music and graphic design.
The plot follows a green toy on a quest to rescue a little girl from the clutch of other toys, who were rightfully upset at her forsaking them in favor of our protagonist. What these other toys can't do, however, is conjure stars to use them both as projectiles and very effective transportation devices!
This venture between Aglar, Hotarubi and Samsara improves the previous movie by 00:46.87 seconds thanks to a new zipping glitch that skips most of Stage 5 and a new clip that skips most of Stage 6. This run doesn't collect the special items required to access the 7th level, and thus gets a bad ending. However, we have another run that attains the best ending for your viewing pleasure!
This run has been console verified using micro500's TASLink replay device (3.5 ms timing window).
Published on 7/6/2016

In this platformer based on the 1991 comedy/action film of the same name, the player takes on the role of Eddie Hawkins, known as "Hudson Hawk", the world's greatest cat burglar. After ten years in prison for a robbery of a government installation gone wrong, Eddie is released, intending to go straight and retire. Unfortunately, fate has other plans.
Alyosha steals-- err, retrieves the three treasures in record time.
Published on 12/24/2016

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

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

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

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

Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja features the characters Joe and Mac as cavemen ninjas in a multi-level platform area where the player has to jump and club incoming enemies. They can also throw at them from distance using such weapons as boomerangs, bones, fire, flints, electricity and stone wheels. The objective of the game is to rescue a group of girls who were kidnapped by a rival tribe.
This run improves the predecessor movie by 607 frames from some lag reduction and better boss fights.
Published on 6/7/2016
Game:
Joe & Mac

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
FCEUX 2.2.2

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

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

Kirby's Adventure is a colorful game that's very long for a NES game. Normal gameplay forbids the UFO from being taken from level to level, but using a bug discovered by kirbymuncher, TASeditor manages to keep the UFO, and blazes through much of the game using it. The speed with which he defeats midbosses and bosses is often very surprising.
This TAS of Kirby's Adventure is an improvement of 02:19.65 over JXQ's run.
To see the game completed even faster, see this run, which uses an unusual glitch involving the Stone ability and water to activate the credits early.
Published on 9/25/2016

Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger is an action platform game based on Japanese TV show of the same name which later inspired US TV series Power Rangers. As in the show, the villain witch Bandora is plotting an evil scheme and zyurangers set out to stop her. The game consists of five stages each ending with a boss fight. Each stage is assigned to one of five zyurangers. The ranger starts with a blaster, but by entering a door halfway through the stage he gets his respective legendary weapon. Legendary weapons are stronger than the blaster, but in most cases have limited attack range. If the player collects ten coins scattered in the stage, a picture of zyuranger's respective mecha is shown and the ranger's health is fully replenished. Between the stages the player is challenged to one of three possible minigames: a simple quiz, a pong-like game or a bomb toss game. These minigames can be selected and played from the main menu, with the latter two available for two-player mode. The game has a password feature.
Published on 7/23/2016
Emulator Version:
FCEUX 2.2.2

Lee Trevino's Fighting Golf is a one to four-player NES/arcade game released by SNK in 1988. Gameplay is relatively simplistic, but was on par with video games of the period. The player has to avoid sand traps, water hazards, rough ground and trees. The courses range from relatively straightforward fairways to elaborate arrangements of sand traps. Despite the title, no fighting is involved in the game.
The player can choose between four different golfers, of which each character has his or her own advantages and disadvantages. Lee Trevino is playable as a character named Super Mex (an actual nickname of his); other characters include Pretty Amy, Miracle Chosuke and Big Jumbo. Despite having the worst control, Big Jumbo is used here for his specialty with ranged hits.
In this run, Acmlm uses precise hits and luck manipulation to beat all 18 holes as fast as possible, which results in a very low final score as well.
Published on 6/7/2016

Lupin Sansei: Pandora no Isan (ルパン三世 パンドラの遺産) is an action game, developed by TOSE and published by Namco, which was released in Japan in 1987. It is based on an animation called "Lupin Sansei" that is well-known in Japan. The main character of the series is a well-meaning thief named Arsene Lupin III, based on a comic by Maurice Leblanc in the early 1900s.
Lupin's friend Clarisse was kidnapped, and Lupin Sansei (ルパン三世) decided to rescue her. His companions Daisuke Jigen (次元 大介) and Goemon Ishikawa XIII (十三代目 石川 五ェ門) both wanted to help him. So they went to the villa, Chinatown, dock warehouse and pyramid to beat patron saints. Along the way, they dodge some enemies and solve some puzzles.
TASVideos has two other runs from other games starring Lupin III: Legend of the Gold of Babylon and Castle of Cagliostro.
Published on 3/14/2016
Emulator Version:
FCEUX 2.2.2

Mappy is a side-scrolling platform game that features cartoon-like animals, primarily cats and mice. The game's main character itself is a mouse. The objective of the game is to retrieve stolen items from the mansions of cats.
In this run, Spikestuff completes a full cycle of levels (16 levels) as fast as possible.
Published on 3/19/2016
Game:
Mappy

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.11.5

Mega Man 6 (USAのロックマン6) sees everyone's favorite blue robot ruin Dr. Wily's plot for world domination for the sixth time.
Published on 2/2/2016
Game:
Mega Man 6

Genres:
Action
Platform
Emulator Version:
FCEUX 2.2.0

"Metal Storm" is the tale of an ultra-powerful, smoothly animated, and gravity flipping mechadroid that can take one hit before exploding into confetti. Pah.
This run is an improvement of one and a half minutes over the previous publication, primarily thanks to a new glitch in the way the game handles two events at once to skip large portions of a few stages, along with general optimization and lag reduction.
Published on 5/21/2016

Mini Putt is a miniature golf game originally developed for home computers in 1987. It was later ported to the Famicom.
This run by TaoTao doesn't putter along. It blazes through every hole in a very "mini" amount of time at just under 7 minutes.
Published on 8/9/2016

Mission: Impossible is a game based on the 1988 TV series of the same name. Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to rescue Dr. O and Shannon from the grubby clutches of the Sinister Seven as quickly as possible. As you fight your way through each area, you must obtain information and vital ID cards. Your progress is blocked at every turn by acid flames, raw sewage, scorching steam, high voltage electricity and poison gas.
You can choose between three agents, Max, Grant and Nicholas, according to the situation at hand. Each is equipped with two types of weapons which can be interchanged according to the surroundings.
Zakem66 improves the previous TAS by 37.07 seconds, thanks to new tricks and better optimisation in many places. Read the author's comments for more details.
Published on 7/17/2016
Game:
Mission: Impossible

Genres:
Action
Emulator Version:
FCEUX 2.2.2

Ninja Gaiden involves an ultra superior ninja, capable of defying the laws of physics by climbing through walls, making dogs explode with his sword, and all while beating bad guys in record time.
After a whole decade, this collaborative run improves the previous movie by 75 frames.

Scumtron's commentary are available in all encodes as soft subtitles, as well as in the .fm2 movie file, which also includes TAS notes.
Watch this movie being played back on a real console.
Published on 9/17/2016
Game:
Ninja Gaiden

Genres:
Action
Platform
Emulator Version:
FCEUX 2.2.3

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

Palamedes II can be described as "its predecessor, turned upside down". As before, your goal is to rearrange a set of dice and put them in a row for elimination. Only series of dice such as 4-4-4-4-4 or 1-2-3-4-5 can be eliminated, and depending on the series, this will result in one or several rows of dice to be eliminated from the screen. Unlike the original Palamedes, this time your character stands on top of the dice, and the growing pile of dice will crush him unless he makes the correct combinations to eliminate the pile. It's a bit like Tetris, and a bit like Klax.
Two modes are available. Mode 1, that this run uses, puts your player on top of a growing pile which must be eliminated.
Published on 6/6/2016
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.11.6

Pipe Dream is a game about keeping unsolidified jello in tubes long enough for it to solidify. More or less.
In this movie, Jules places pipes faster than a plumber on fifteen cups of coffee and only goes as far as absolutely required to contain the goo.
Unfortunately, the annoying music played though most of the game is the "turbo mode" music, and since turbo mode makes the goo flow faster, it can't be ignored in a run that aims for fastest time. It's a good idea to just turn off sound while watching this movie.
This movie stops after playing though all stages once. After that, the set of stages repeats endlessly, not unlike Elevator Action and Circus Charlie.
This run improves upon the previous publication by 00:40.90 seconds by using a new trick which enables the flooz to start flowing much quicker than normal.
Published on 4/6/2016
Game:
Pipe Dream

Genres:
Puzzle
Emulator Version:
FCEUX 2.2.2

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

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

Quarth might be best described as a mix of a shooter and Tetris. You control a ship that moves along the bottom, and shoot tiles at incoming groups of blocks to give them a rectangular shape and make them disappear. Each level scrolls at an increasing speed until you reach the end, and you lose if a block reaches the line floating above the ship.
Alyosha improves the previous run by 4.79 seconds with better optimization.
Published on 2/2/2016
Game:
Quarth

Genres:
Puzzle
Shooter
Emulator Version:
FCEUX 2.2.2

Whoever said cats can't fly needs to watch this movie. Rockin' Kats is a nice platformer with tricky gameplay similar to Bionic Commando and Ninja Five-O.
This little movie represents the hardest part of the game – Channel X, which normally appears as a secret bonus stage after the normal ending. This TAS however does not play through the entire game, but inputs a password in the beginning to access Channel X right away.
This movie improves the previous run by 0.55 seconds with tighter movement optimization and lag reduction.
If you liked this movie, be sure to also check out the movie that beats the actual game.
Published on 5/29/2016

The guy with an infinite supply of ammo and insatiable bloodlust is back! Known as Probotector II: Return of the Evil Forces in Europe, this game is, implicitly, Contra 2. Without the 2.
This movie is 00:27.02 seconds faster than the previous run due to a new trick that allows the final boss to be completely skipped in a blaze of glitchy glory. For more information, please read the submission comments.
We also have a run that uses two players, but forgoes the final level glitch.
Published on 10/18/2016

Super Mario Bros 3 is a very famous and popular game for the NES. There are normally two main ways to beat it: the quick way using warp whistles to skip worlds, and the longer way which goes through all the worlds.
Lord Tom goes the same route as the game end glitch run. However, he achieves total control of the game, pushing the run to a whole new level. He gives himself new powers, like the speed booster and the suit-swap, to name a few. Read the author's comments for more details.
This run was shown at Awesome Games Done Quick 2016 during the TAS block:


Note: The official encodes for this run include commentary from the author. The second YouTube stream also features input display.
Published on 1/13/2016

The Adventures of Bayou Billy (1989) contains a trinity of genres: beat 'em up (like Streets of Rage), sniping (like part of Golgo 13), and car racing (like Rad Racer). In the game, "Bayou" Billy West fights his way through Louisiana en route to New Orleans in order to save his kidnapped girlfriend, the luscious Annabelle Lane.
The American version of this game is a lot more difficult than the Japanese one (Mad City), although this video makes it seem easy.
Published on 5/21/2016

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

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

Watch this run being played back on a real console.
Published on 2/11/2016

The Bugs Bunny Birthday Blowout, known in Japan as Happy Birthday Bugs and in Europe as The Bugs Bunny Blowout, is a Kemco video game released for the Nintendo Entertainment System. The game is a sequel to The Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle, which was released the previous year. As the beginning of the game tells you, Bugs Bunny is trying to get to his 50th birthday party, and he needs to get past the numerous obstacles and enemies in his way.
Several factors make this game quite difficult. For instance, after taking damage, Bugs cannot swing his hammer until the damage blinking stops. When an enemy is hit with the hammer but doesn't die, he is pushed back a little. These factors make it tricky to coordinate multiple hits on a boss in a row. Also, some of the later stages are quite mazelike with their network of warp entrances (similar to warp pipes in Super Mario Bros). In addition, a TASer needs to manage heavy lag and avoid collecting too many bonus carrots (so that fewer time-wasting bonus games are played after the stages).
fcxiaopengyou improves the previous run by 34.24 seconds, thanks to better optimisation, better lag management and a slightly different route.
Published on 10/31/2016

The Flintstones: The Rescue of Dino & Hoppy is a 1991 NES tie-in to the popular Flintstones franchise. In it, Fred Flintstone must save his pets from a time-traveling thief.
The author improves on the previous publication by 34.63 seconds, thanks to newly discovered glitches and better overall optimisation. Please refer to the author's comments for more information.
Published on 9/2/2016

The few players who have seen this game know that it's an evanescent one. An average speedrun might achieve a time such as 6 minutes. A 5 minute record is an excellent time for speedruns of this game, but requires a lot of luck.
But here we have a movie that is 50% faster than even that!
This movie beats the previous movie by 209 frames.
Published on 12/30/2016

The Legend of Zelda (ゼルダの伝説) is an adventure game that needs no introduction to most NES players. It is a large game that normally takes days to beat, but at TASVideos, we often reduce games to the minimum time necessary in order to complete them. It's a secret to everybody.
This is the seventh iteration of this TAS, 20.6 seconds faster than the previous run. The improvements are largely due to better luck manipulation and some major route changes that lead to Link staying away from gambling. For more details, read the submission comments or the author's subtitles on the encodes.

The encodes feature commentary by the author as soft subtitles.
This run was console verified using micro500's TASLink replay device (with 1 frame per latch poll).
Published on 10/9/2016

Of all the challenging ways to play Legend of Zelda that people have attempted on a NES console, one of the most famous is the "swordless" challenge. In this challenge, the player must beat all of the game, up until the final boss Ganon, without using a sword. It is not possible to damage Ganon without a sword however, so many swordless runs reach Ganon's room to die there.
In order to actually complete the game, Lord Tom does pick up a sword and kills Ganon. However, the sword is only obtained shortly before attempting the final level, and even then, the sword is not used until absolutely necessary. In the meantime, sit back and watch a run which relies heavily on luck manipulation and effective bomb usage to beat the game very quickly. For more details, see the author's comments.
This is a 34-second improvement over the previous movie by Baxter.
View this movie played back on a real NES right here.

The official encodes feature commentary by the author as soft subtitles.
Published on 12/24/2016

Track & Field II is a game that allows the player to have an experience based around the Summer Olympic games. Playable events include fencing, the triple jump, swimming, diving, skeet shooting, pole vaulting, Tae Kwon Do, hammer throwing, canoing, archery, hurdles, and the horizontal bar.
Published on 11/5/2016
Game:
Track & Field II

Genres:
Sport
Emulator Version:
FCEUX 2.2.3

Vegas Dream (1988) is a gambling game by HAL Laboratory, better known these days for Kirby and Super Smash Bros. There are four different casino games to play, with randomly picked social interactions occurring between rounds. It was later followed by Vegas Stakes for the Super Nintendo.
This movie improves the previous one by 174 frames thanks to pressing an B button and better luck manipulation.
Published on 7/14/2016
Game:
Vegas Dream

Genres:
Sport
Emulator Version:
FCEUX 2.2.2

Vice: Project Doom, known in Japan as Gun-Dec (ガンデック) stars Detective Quinn Hart of the VICE squad as he attempts to track down his missing partner and leads on a new type of drug. It is a fast-paced game that blends standard platforming with racing sequences and some rail shooter scenes.
This run is about 24 seconds faster than the previous run, thanks to better optimisation and lag management.
Published on 12/31/2016
Emulator Version:
FCEUX 2.2.3

Wolverine is an action-platformer starring the hero of the same name from the X-Men. In it, Wolverine finds himself stranded on an island full of obstacles, enemies, and hamburger power-ups. He must navigate through it all with his iconic claws to defeat his evil adversaries Magneto and, finally, Sabretooth.
This is a 00:13.48 improvement over the previous movie by goofydylan8.
Please also check out the run for Spider-Man/X-Men: Arcade's Revenge, which is a SNES game, also made by LJN, where Wolverine's gameplay was ported to the applicable levels.
Published on 9/1/2016
Game:
Wolverine

Genres:
Action
Platform
Emulator Version:
FCEUX 2.2.2

Wolverine is an action-platformer starring the hero of the same name from the X-Men. In it, Wolverine finds himself stranded on an island full of obstacles, enemies, and hamburger power-ups. He must navigate through it all with his iconic claws to defeat his evil adversaries Magneto and, finally, Sabretooth.
Jules uses the weirdly placed warps to beat the game in record time.
For more Wolverine action, please watch the warpless movie.
Published on 11/12/2016
Game:
Wolverine

Genres:
Action
Platform
Emulator Version:
FCEUX 2.2.2

Here is a warpless run of Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (1988), which introduced RPG elements and a side-scrolling view instead the traditional Zelda overhead view. An evil magician has cast a sleep spell on Princess Zelda. Link must place 6 crystals in palaces throughout Hyrule in order to release the binding force that protects the Triforce of Courage hidden in the Great Palace.
This movie is an improvement of 00:09.32 seconds compared to the previous run. Most of the new time saved is from getting almost impossible fairy spawns at overworld traps. Please read the authors' comments for details.
This movie avoids using the extremely gamebreaking hyperspeed and scroll-lock glitches seen in the warp glitch branch. This movie also avoids all of the minorly gamebreaking wrong warps in order to significantly increase the technical skill required to create the movie; we also have a movie which does use these "glitched warps," which allows a rather different route through the game.
This movie was a part of a two-hour Zelda II TAS showcase with audio commentary by Arc, Inzult, Jackimus, Mithical9, and Feasel.

You can watch the complete run being played back on a console.
Published on 11/8/2016

Gomola Speed is an action/puzzle PC Engine game, released in 1990 in Japan by UPL. Its gameplay is described as a cross of Snake, Flicky, Qix, and Gauntlet - you control a cyber-worm's head, have to collect segments to increase your worm's length, use it to encircle spheres of "food", and then reach the exit while dodging enemies along the way. This is done over the course of 25 Acts which throw several kinds of enemies, mazes, keys, power-ups, and bosses into the mix.
Noxxa completes the 25 Acts in record time. Please read the author's comments for more details.
Published on 11/9/2016
Game:
Gomola Speed

Genres:
Action
Puzzle
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.11.7

What could pawsibly go wrong?
Bubsy 3D is the fourth game in the Bubsy series, and was its last one for 21 years, until the franchise was revived with a fifth game. Released in 1996, it was one of the first 3D platform games out there, though its poor controls, terrible graphics, and annoying main character lead the game to being considered one of the worst of all time.
Solarplex claws his way through the game in just over 23 minutes, almost making it look fun and playable in the process.
Published on 2/9/2016
Game:
Bubsy 3D

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.11.4

Mega Man Legends is the first of the Mega Man series to take place in fully explorable 3D and is paced more like an RPG than the previous stage-to-stage action games.
Hetfield90 beats this game in less than an hour thanks to careful routing and a few glitches, which are both detailed in the submission comments.
Published on 10/26/2016

Mega Man returns in this, his second 3D outing. The Blue bomber and his teammate, Roll, must journey to a distant island to recover The Mother Lode, an item that no-one really understands, but that they all believe may hold the key to make their dreams come true, and so everyone is after it.
Unlike past Mega Man titles, Legends 2 also adds RPG elements into the mix, allowing players to talk to villagers and the like. Some may help in finding items, others aid the player with important information about The Mother Lode, and other areas on the island.
Published on 12/26/2016

This version of Mega Man X3, released only in Japan, has a glitch which allows you to access Dr. Doppler's fortress without actually beating any of his Robot Masters. This glitch permits Hetfield90 and nrg_zam to take a drastically different route from the SNES version, popping into Doppler 1 and Doppler 2 after only three Robot Master stages (and Vile's Factory) to get the Z-Saber far earlier than should be possible.
(Theoretically you can get the Z-Saber with only two defeated Robot Masters; from a speedrun perspective, however, once you finish Vile's Factory, it makes more sense to finish the stage you accessed it from than to game over and return to the map.)
Published on 8/22/2016

Metal Gear Solid was one of the original breakthrough titles in the stealth gaming genre. It follows Solid Snake, a soldier who is infiltrating a nuclear weapons facility on a remote Alaskan island in the Fox Archipelago, codenamed Shadow Moses. Snake must rescue two hostages from FOX-HOUND, a high-tech special forces unit gone rogue, and then stop FOX-HOUND from launching a nuclear warhead.
Changes from the original release of Metal Gear Solid include
  • Addition of first-person view.
  • A level of difficulty for newcomers.
  • Improved artificial intelligence for some enemies (including bosses) on higher difficulty settings.
  • An "Alternate Round" for each difficulty, with different enemy placements.
  • 300 VR Training missions on a separate disc.
In this run, theenglishman's goal is to beat all the bosses in the game; this results in the run actually playing far more of Disc 1 than our currently published any% run, which skips literally every boss on that disc. Don't go thinking this is a low-glitch run, though!

The downloadable encodes feature vocal commentary by the author and magnum66. It is also available on YouTube.
Published on 6/23/2016

Metal Gear Solid was one of the original breakthrough titles in the stealth gaming genre. It follows Solid Snake, a soldier who is infiltrating a nuclear weapons facility on a remote Alaskan island in the Fox Archipelago, codenamed Shadow Moses. Snake must rescue two hostages from FOX-HOUND, a high-tech special forces unit gone rogue, and then stop FOX-HOUND from launching a nuclear warhead.
Changes from the original release of Metal Gear Solid include
  • Addition of first-person view.
  • A level of difficulty for newcomers.
  • Improved artificial intelligence for some enemies (including bosses) on higher difficulty settings.
  • An "Alternate Round" for each difficulty, with different enemy placements.
  • 300 VR Training missions on a separate disc.
Integral was planned for use in this branch from the start, because of a lengthy Liquid Snake monologue you can skip in Integral but not in the original version, as well as the added precision of analog controls; however, old PSX emulators could not play Integral. With the switch to the higher-accuracy PSXHawk, theenglishman was able to TAS this version, playing on Extreme difficulty in the Normal Round, and achieving the rank of "BIG BOSS" for his performance.
The raw improvement over the predecessor movie is around 3 minutes, but the improvement in gameplay is actually much more than that; the raw time is inflated slightly compared to the predecessor movie because of the switch to PSXHawk, which results in slightly longer (but more accurate) loading times on everything from transitions between rooms, to playing cutscenes and CODEC conversations.

The author's detailed commentary is available in the movie file and all encodes in the form of subtitles.
Published on 7/1/2016

Spider-Man is out to save New York City (and in the process the world) once again. This time it is Electro that is out to conquer Earth and the galaxy itself via the mysterious Bio-Nexus Device. As you fight your way towards the final battle against Electro, you will come across a range of enemies, objectives bosses, and puns. Climb buildings, save hostages, disarm bombs, swing webs, and save the day!
In this run, arandomgameTASer manages to defeat Electro in record time thanks to a variety of level strategies and skips.
Published on 9/4/2016
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 1.11.6

Tear Ring Saga:Yutona Eiyū Senki, as described by Wikipedia, is a game in the vein of Fire Emblem, created by Shouzou Kaga (Fire Emblem's creator) after his departure from Nintendo and their development house Intelligent Systems.
lapogne36 takes the game apart in a bit over three hours, thanks to a large dose of luck manipulation.
Published on 10/11/2016
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.11.0

The powerful fighter Heihachi Mishima throws his five-year-old son Kazuya off a cliff, saying that the child will survive the fall if he is truly his son. The fatally wounded boy is approached by the Devil, who offers him his life and a chance to become a fearsome fighter in exchange for his soul. Determined to get even with his father, Kazuya agrees. Twenty-one years later, Heihachi, now the head of a corrupt corporation, organizes a fighting championship his son is eager to join.
Tekken is a versus fighting game developed by Namco, first released in the arcades in 1994, then ported to the PlayStation in 1995. Besides Kazuya, other fighters of the tournament all have their own range of moves, something to prove, and a reason for any combat opponent to fear them. For example, Nina Williams is a trained assassin, Yoshimitsu is a robotic recreation of a ninja, and Marshall Law aims to set up a fighting school to pass on his knowledge.
Published on 6/17/2016
Game:
Tekken

Genres:
Fighting
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.11.6

The Adventure of Little Ralph (ちっぽけラルフの大冒険) is a Japan-exclusive action platformer for the Playstation. In this game, the player controls Ralph, who has been turned back into a child by the evil demons who have invaded his homeland. In order to stop them and return to his former self, he must get through each area filled with enemies, traps, and many hidden routes. In addition to the typical running and jumping, there are regular boss encounters utilizing the same mechanics as the platforming sections, as well as the occasional Street Fighter style encounter where Ralph doubles in height to defeat the bad guys.
nrg_zam completes the game in record time.
Published on 12/11/2016

The Smurfs is a game released on PSX based on the Belgian comic from the same name in which the Hefty Smurf has to save his friends taken by the wizard Gargamel, by finishing 10 levels.
In this movie, Axodo improves his previous run by 00:40.89 seconds, by using new strategies and better movements.
Published on 11/23/2016
Game:
The Smurfs

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 1.11.7

Borderline is an overhead shooter that puts the player in control of a Jeep in a war zone. The Jeep is equipped with a gun that has unlimited ammunition. Each round consists of four stages; after the player has completed all of them, the game proceeds to the next round, with increased difficulty.
adelikat completes the four stages in record time.
Published on 1/7/2016
Game:
Borderline

Genres:
Shooter
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.11.4

This is the most famous game in the Alex Kidd series, due in no small part to frequently being bundled with the Master System (and being built in to some versions of the console).
In this game, Alex Kidd discovers he is the prince of Radaxian, and his father, the king, has been kidnapped, allowing the tyrant Janken to claim power. The game details Alex's efforts to dethrone Janken (surprisingly, his father is not tracked down until a later game in the series).
Few other games allow mini-bosses to be defeated by playing rock-paper-scissors. In fact, the name "Janken" is a reference to rock-paper-scissors.
This is an improvement of 02:41.47 over the previous run due to the use of new glitches, and other optimizations.
Published on 6/13/2016
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 1.11.6

In this run of the SMS version of a game concurrently released for the Genesis/Mega Drive (and part of a much larger series of games), Mickey must collect seven jewels to reach the final boss and save Minnie.
Tee-N-Tee has improved 62.01 seconds over the previous run by several new tricks, like preserving speed after coming off of a slope, and a new shortcut. You can see details on all of these things in his write-up.
Quoting AngerFist:
I think you will share my views that the theme of this game clearly is about chocolate, cake, pencil, A B C letters and stuff like that :)
Published on 12/26/2016

Hokuto no Ken is one of many video games based on the long-running manga Fist of the North Star (北斗の拳, Hokuto no Ken). This game follows Kenshiro across a world devastated by nuclear war as he journeys to rescue his girl, Julia, from his rival, Shin. To beat Shin's seemingly unstoppable army, Kenshiro uses the secret fighting technique Hokuto Shin Ken to twist his opponents' muscles until they literally explode.
Jules improves the previous run by 5.93 seconds, thanks to better optimisation.
Published on 2/10/2016
Game:
Hokuto no Ken

Genres:
Fighting
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.11.4

The Lucky Dime Caper Starring Donald Duck is a platform game released for Sega Master System and Sega Game Gear in 1991. It is the 8-bit counterpart to Quackshot.
Donald Duck is on a mission around the world to rescue his kidnapped nephews and return Scrooge's stolen lucky dimes.
Challenger improves the previous movie by 1 minute and 36.87 seconds, thanks to better optimisation.
Published on 10/2/2016

Early in Japan's edo era, circa 1630, peace had continued in the western province of Ohkami until the feudal lord passed away. Gyokuro, an evil emperor, gained power and his oppressive rule caused great hardship to the people, and the princess who opposed him was confined to a dungeon somewhere in the Ohkami castle. Gyokuro has the Ohkami ninja under control at his command. Utilizing various ninjitsu techniques, in addition to the one that transforms them into a wolf, they protect him from the people who are his enemies.
You play Kazamuru, a great warrior who challenges the clan to a fight in order to rescue the princess. However, he can't rescue the princess unless he finds the five scrolls in the thirteen areas of Ohkami. On his quest, he must defeat various ninjas such as Kuno-ichi and Ninniku, as well as fire-blowing ninjas, slashing ninjas, and footloose ninjas. You'll explore grassy fields, shrines, river banks, towns, and the castle itself. Some of the steps have varied gameplay. For example, you must avoid boulders in Step 2, must use logs in order to cross a river in Step 5, avoid being trampled on by horses in Step 7, and scale a cliff in Step 9.
Published on 8/27/2016
Game:
The Ninja

Genres:
Action
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.11.6

Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap is a 1989 platform game by Sega and Westone. This game is a direct sequel to Wonder Boy in Monster Land and starts in the final lair of the previous game. According to Wikipedia, it is widely considered to be one of the best games produced for the Sega Master System.
The8bitbeast shaves off over ten and a half minutes over the previous run by grinding enough Charm Stones to open the Charm Stone door that takes you straight to the final boss.
Published on 5/28/2016

An American Tail: Fievel Runs Right Goes West is a game about Fievel Mouskewitz and his family attempting to move to the right Wild West. In order to make their travels easier they board a train, but Fievel gets left behind trying to run after it. Now whether it's rocks, cacti, or bad guys he must overcome each obstacle in his pursuit of running right.
Published on 12/17/2016

A spinoff of the Compati Hero Series, this side game lets you play dodgeball with all the characters from that.
This run by londonb415 utilizes extensive password glitches to warp to the credits in under a minute.

A second YouTube stream is available with an informative overlay that the author used while creating the run.
Published on 3/19/2016
Game:
Battle Dodge Ball

Genres:
Sport
Emulator Version:
lsnes rr2-β 23

Classic Kong Complete is a homebrew remake of Donkey Kong with updated graphics and sound. Unlike the NES port, Classic Kong includes all four levels from the original arcade game.
TheRealThingy and BrunoVisnadi improve the previous run by 2.20 seconds, mostly thanks to a shortcut at 75m.
Published on 10/29/2016
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.11.7

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 run completes the game as fast as possible with minimal item collection. For those who want to see all items and levels completed, we also have a 100% run of the game.
Published on 3/18/2016

DinoCity is a platform video game developed and published by Irem Corporation for the SNES. The game centers on Timmy and his friend Jamie, two young children who are accidentally transported to a world resembling prehistoric Earth populated by anthropomorphic dinosaurs. While a device which will allow them to return home exists in this environment, a critical component has been stolen by Mr. Big, leader of a gang of Neanderthals known as The Rockeys, leaving the player to guide Timmy or Jamie to his castle to retrieve it. They are assisted by Rex, a Tyrannosaurus, and Tops, a Protoceratops, each with their own playstyles.
Using various tricks and glitches, Challenger manages to beat the game in record time. Please read the author's comments for more information on the tricks and glitches used.
Published on 7/25/2016
Game:
DinoCity

Genres:
Action
Platform
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.11.4

This is the any% TAS of Donkey Kong Country 2. It aims for overall fastest completion and doesn't give a flying banana about bonus rooms. Warp barrels are used whenever possible, meaning a large part of almost every stage in the first two worlds is skipped.
This is an improvement of 01:33.43 over the previous movie. As usual, longer loading times in a more accurate emulator take away some of the gross improvement time. If only comparing the length of the levels, the total improvement would be 01:39.05. See the author's notes for a more detailed breakdown.
For more primate action, we recommend watching the 102% completion movie.
Published on 11/15/2016

Eek! The Cat is a game based on the old cartoon series of the same name. Your goal is to kick and shove an NPC to the exit of each level while avoiding enemies and obstacles, and all to the tune of some sweet music.
This game was originally planned to be released as Sleepwalker, this is why it's so dark (it happens at night) and has this specific gameplay of pushing the sleepwalking people to where they belong.
This is an improvement of 434 frames over the previous movie by WarHippy.
Kumbayah!
Published on 6/14/2016

Released for the Super Famicom in 1996, Front Mission Series: Gun Hazard is the second installment of the Front Mission series. Unlike the numbered titles in the series, which are isometric tactical RPGs, Gun Hazard is a side-scrolling shooter which takes place in a completely separate universe. The game was never given an offical English release, but there is a high quality fan translation made by Aeon Genesis.
Published on 7/23/2016

This sequel puts you back into the roles of the cavemen, Joe and Mac. This time, a caveman named Gork has stolen the crown belonging to the Chief of Kali Village, and it's up to you to retrieve it by using the 7 Rainbow Stones you will collect on your journey.
Along the way, you will fight dinosaurs, cavemen, and other prehistoric enemies as your travel through the jungle, or through the ice and snow, or even through a volcanic wasteland. Along the way, you can pick up upgrades for your club, or pick up projectiles from eating certain health-recovery items. In some levels, you'll ride in a stone cart, trying to hope over gaps and avoid enemies as you try to reach the end.
The sequel to the first Joe & Mac adds several new features to the predecessor's formula. You can now collect coins in the levels to purchase items from Tiki Village, such as meat to recover your health, or even remodel your hut back at your home village. The game also uses a password system to track your progress. The game also shifts to an overhead map so you can wander to whichever level you wish, and return to completed levels to earn more money or power-ups.
Published on 7/8/2016

The comic-book superhero team of the Justice League consists of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman, and Green Arrow. They must defeat the evil Darkseid and his henchmen, Despero and Cheetah. But before they can reach Darkseid, the members of the Justice League must battle each other. You can follow this storyline in Story Mode, or if you prefer to just hold exhibition fights you can choose Battle Mode which allows you to use the villian characters as well.
Published on 7/30/2016

Abel's daughter has been kidnapped by his former friend, Bayer. Bayer has sold his soul to the devil, and sacrificed Abel's wife, in an attempt to resurrect the King of Demons. With no other choice, Abel vows to save his daughter, no matter what the cost - even if it is his own humanity...
Majyuuou is a side-scrolling platformer for the Super Nintendo, taking influences from Castlevania and Contra. You play as Abel, intent on rescuing his daughter from the depths of Hell. As you defeat certain bosses, they will drop large, color changing gems. Pick up the gem, and you'll transform into either a red Harpy, a blue Dragon, or a green Lizard, depending on what color it is when you pick it up. Each demon type has its own special attacks.
This run aims for the game's True Ending, which requires unlocking and using the Black form in Stage 6. To unlock the Black form, you need to use a unique form for every stage before Stage 6. Any combination of Red, Green and Blue will do, as long as you use all three of them.
Published on 8/24/2016
Game:
Majyuuou

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.11.5

Since moving to the SNES 16-bit land, Mega Man has taken the secret identity X, but everyone knows it's still him because he's the only blue robot who shoots three pellets at a time at other robots and steals their weapons.
Thanks to a newly discovered trick (namely turnaround kicks) along with further optimisations, nrg_zam cuts off 4.46 seconds over the previously published TAS. For more details on turnaround kicks, read the author's comments.
For extra curiosity, there is a page "Mega Man X Tricks" that explains some of the tricks that are and/or can be used in the X series games.
If you want to see more of the blue-clad hero, we recommend watching the 100% completion run.
Published on 6/7/2016

Originally thought to be an April Fools joke, it turns out that Capcom really did hide a one-hit-kills weapon in Mega Man X. That platform in Armored Armadillo's stage always did seem a little strange. Unlike the later games, collecting the Hadoken is much more time consuming.
Hetfield managed to improve the previous run by 6.5 seconds, thanks to better lag reduction and overall better optimisation. Please read the author's comments for more details.
If you want to see more of the blue-clad hero, we recommend watching the any% run.
Published on 8/15/2016

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.
This TAS obsoletes the "low%, best ending" as well as the "all upgrades" runs, since it collects all the parts of both X and Zero. It became possible to separate the "full completion" branch from the "any%" one after it was found to be faster to forgo acquiring the Shoryuken in the latter.
Published on 11/4/2016

Mega Man X3 is the third game in the Mega Man X series, and the last one to be released on the SNES.
In this collaborative work, Hetfield90, nrg_zam & GlitchMan speed through the game very rapidly, collecting all heart tanks, subtanks, Ride Armor modules, upgrades and finally the Golden Armor.
It is a 00:34.58 improvement over the previous run by Hetfield90, thanks to a number of new glitches, explained in the authors' comments.
See also the any% run, which doesn't collect the upgrades but also collects the Z-Saber.
Published on 10/22/2016

In Mega Man X3, you will find yourself finally using Zero's coveted sword. The authors speed through the game very rapidly, and use the sword to beat the 8 bosses very quickly the second time around.
This run is 00:08.85 seconds faster than the predecessor movie by agwawaf.
The page Mega Man X Tricks explains some of the tricks that can be used in the X series games.
Published on 10/30/2016
Game:
Mega Man X3

Genres:
Action
Platform
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.11.7

Out to Lunch is a little-known, very fast-paced platforming game where you play as a chef whose food has escaped and your goal is to recapture the food items from around the world. However, this is difficult due to strict time limits, a small amount of lives, and tough enemies that can either kill you or infect the food and turn it against you.
Thanks to much better optimization, Alyosha beats one of the oldest previously unobsoleted runs by over a minute.
Published on 1/22/2016
Game:
Out to Lunch

Genres:
Action
Platform
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 1.11.1

Porky Pig's Haunted Holiday is a 1995 side-scrolling platform video game developed by Phoenix Interactive Entertainment and published by Sunsoft for the SNES. The goal of the game is to guide the main character, Porky Pig from the Warner Bros. cartoons, through his nightmares.
The story goes as follows: On the night before Porky Pig's vacation starts, he goes to bed. Asleep, he starts having nightmares where he meets various scary characters. In order to wake up, he must travel through all of the levels in the game.
Challenger, using various tricks, runs through all the levels in record time.
Published on 9/11/2016

Prehistorik Man is a caveman-themed platformer by French development studio Titus. It's colorful and enjoyable, and WarHippy gives you quite a tour of the game. Just make sure you don't start swinging a club at everything you see after watching it.
This run is 1 minute 24 seconds faster than the predecessor movie due to general optimizations.
Published on 7/12/2016

Another version of Prince of Persia... it has quite good music.
The gymnastic master, the future prince of Persia, defies the odds and beats this game in record time.
Interestingly, this game only animates at around 12-20 fps (15 fps on average), contrary to most SNES games, which animate at 60 fps.
Published on 12/1/2016

Soul Blazer is an RPG made by Enix considered to be somewhat related to its predecessor: ActRaiser. The main character is an angel sent to destroy invading monsters and release the captured souls of innocent people.
In this series, every action in monster lairs directly affects non-combat areas, and vice versa. That being said, much planning was needed for this run.
The ending is very long and requires user input, so the movie's length is about 13 minutes longer than what might be considered beating the game. Regardless, this run is an improvement of 17 minutes over the prior run thanks to new strategies and a swap to the Japanese version.

Downloadable encodes have the author's commentary as soft subtitles.
Published on 10/12/2016

Todd McFarlane's Spawn: The Video Game is a video game developed by Ukiyotei and published by Sony in late 1995. It is based on the Spawn comic book character.
This run by Jiseed utilizes all of Spawn's abilities effectively to beat this fighting game in a little over 20 minutes.
Published on 5/10/2016
Game:
Spawn

Genres:
Action
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 1.11.6

At the end of Metroid II: Return of Samus, there is but one Metroid left in the universe. Bad things happen, and Samus Aran must once again head for Planet Zebes to battle Mother Brain, Ridley, and the Space Pirates. (And a few other bosses too.)
This movie improves on both prior low% runs (one that collects the Ice Beam and one that collects the Speed Booster) by collecting the Speed Booster and using various Shinespark-related glitches to render the Gravity Suit unnecessary, pushing the total required number of items from 14 down to 13. The author's comments are very detailed, and well worth a read if you're curious about just how everything was done.
There are a number of other routes that can be taken while still getting 13 items, but all of those routes require a specific glitch when fighting Draygon which gives you a non-infinite but arbitrarily large amount of ammunition; the item route in this movie does not permit the use of this glitch. If you would like to see this glitch, it is featured in the following (now-obsoleted) iteration of the any% run.
Published on 12/2/2016

Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back is the second game in the Super Star Wars series, notable for its unforgiving difficulty and run-and-gun gameplay.
In this run, the authors deal with intense lag reduction and luck manipulation to beat the game in a little over half an hour. Most impressive.
There are also runs of the first and third games in the series: Super Star Wars and Super Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.
Published on 5/16/2016

The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends is the video game adaptation of the 60's cartoon series staring Bullwinkle, a moose, and Rocky, a flying squirrel. The story begins at the dedication of the Frostbite Falls Rocky and Bullwinkle Museum. Unfortunately, the not-so-nice Boris and Natasha have disguised themselves as security guards for the museum and managed to steal some of the priceless artifacts. Unlike the NES version, developed by Radical Entertainment, it's actually of average quality, perhaps since it was developed by Imagineering Inc. instead.
WarHippy retrieves the priceless artifacts in record time.
Published on 10/23/2016

The Combatribes is a side-scrolling fighter without much side-scrolling, but all the more fighting. Mostly jumping on poor defenseless bad guys and repeatedly polishing the sidewalk with their faces.
Alyosha and Dooty here obsolete the longest non-obsoleted movie (at the time of publication) by over two and a half minutes. Many optimizations were achieved with improved modern tools and careful testing of enemy movement patterns. For more information, see the authors' comments.
The movie this one beats is somewhat legendary due to the fact that it was a result of power abuse: it was submitted, accepted and published by the same person within a couple of minutes. That run took 12 years to get beaten due to the nature of the game and common absence of interest; probably if it was judged properly in the first place, it would've had no chance to get published at all.
Published on 7/30/2016
Game:
The Combatribes

Genres:
Fighting
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.11.6

Based loosely on the plot of the movie of the same name, this game is about a man named Stanley Ipkiss, who finds a powerful mask known as The Mask. However, the evil Dorian Tyrell has also become aware of this and kidnaps his girlfriend in order to obtain it.
One of the traits The Mask seems to give Stanley is extreme speed, so naturally, aside from a couple of boss fights, the gameplay is extremely fast throughout the movie. The Mask also has a variety of special powers, most of which are seen in this run. These powers cost M points to use, which have to be managed carefully over the stage.
BrunoVisnadi improves the previous run by 18.62 seconds, thanks to new glitches and better optimisation. Read the author's comments for more information on the new glitches.
Published on 1/23/2016

The Ninja Warriors is a beat-'em-up game for the Super Nintendo and Super Famicom, which blends the single-plane style of games like Kung Fu and Vigilante with more ambitious fighting mechanics from games like Streets of Rage and Final Fight.
This tool-assisted speedrun aims to clear the Hard mode in the fastest time possible, and improves upon the previous TAS by 03:31.60 minutes. Improvements include better grouping of enemies for lengthy combos and efficient movement for optimal screen scrolling.
Published on 12/11/2016

In this action horror game, one girl must kill 9 of her neighbors in order to go on the shoe collecting spree of a lifetime. No shoes are safe in Zombies Ate My Neighbors!
This run is faster than the previous run of the same, "1 player", branch by 02:44.73 due to aggressive luck manipulation aiming for speed shoes drops.
However, this run also obsoletes the "2 players" branch, because of how similar their action is, while here the overall pace is much faster and the movements are optimized tighter, so it obsoletes the other run by entertainment value.
Published on 8/9/2016

Gummy Bears Minigolf, released in September 2010, is a licensed mini-golf game for the Nintendo Wii. You can play as one of eight different colored Gummy Bears, with four colorful mini-golf courses to choose from.
Originally submitting this as an April Fool's joke, Fog daringly went where few people had gone before by playing through this awful game. He abuses the game's poor physics whenever possible to finish every hole in the four mini-golf courses as fast as possible.
Published on 5/21/2016
Game:
Gummy Bears Minigolf

Genres:
Sport
Emulator Version:
Dolphin 4.0-9101

Set in Japanese Edo period's Honshu Oboro Muramasa revolves around fast-paced spectacle fighting with RPG elements against vicious demons summoned by the titular Demon Blades. Two characters are available. Here, Bernka plays the amnesiac ninja Kisuke on highest difficulty, by way of which he gets granted only one hitpoint. Of course, this doesn't intimidate him in the slightest.
Don't forget to watch its sister movie showing off Momohime as well: [2009]Wii Muramasa: The Demon Blade "Momohime" by RachelB in 1:04:59.75
Published on 10/30/2016

Muramasa: The Demon Blade is a trip through 16th century Japan with cool music, beautiful visuals and fast paced gameplay. Watch as the authors introduce you to Momohime, a young princess possessed by an evil spirit who proves quite adept at cutting everything in her path into tiny bits. As opposed to the previous run this one no longer plays on post-completion Shiguri difficulty, saving nine seconds by avoiding the intro sequence that comes with it.
A run of Muramasa's second character Kisuke is available here: [3248]Wii Muramasa: The Demon Blade "Kisuke" by Bernka in 1:03:49.17
Note: There are encodes of higher resolution in the discussion thread.
Published on 12/23/2016

Rosenkreuzstilette (ローゼンクロイツスティレッテ) is a platform game published by independent Japanese studio [erka:es]. Gameplay resembles a Mega Man clone, with Spiritia collecting various weapons from each boss defeated, and alternate protagonist Grolla playing more like Zero from the Mega Man X and Mega Man Zero series.
See how many things from different Mega Man games you can spot while watching this! Stage by stage notes are in the author's comments.
This movie uses Spiritia. For more action, we also have a Grolla movie by the same author.
It is 57.34 seconds faster than the previous run by in-game timing parameters, and an improvement of 1087 frames(18.1s) through directly comparable improvements. (Note that the reason why this run appears to be 3s slower than the old run by standard TAS timing parameters is because the published run ends input before the final boss fight whereas this one does not, since doing so is detrimental to in-game time).
Published on 1/6/2016

Rosenkreuzstilette (ローゼンクロイツスティレッテ) is a platform game published by independent Japanese studio [erka:es]. Gameplay resembles a Mega Man clone, with Spiritia collecting various weapons from each boss defeated, and alternate protagonist Grolla playing more like Zero from the Mega Man X and Mega Man Zero series.
See how many things from different Mega Man games you can spot while watching this! Stage by stage notes are in the author's comments.
This run is a 22 second improvement over the previous movie by Bernka thanks to better optimization.
This movie uses Grolla. For more action, we also have a Spiritia movie by the same author.
Published on 1/12/2016
Emulator Version:
Hourglass-r81

Guilty Gear Petit 2 is very similar to its predecessor, Guilty Gear Petit for the same platform, having the same "super-deformed" graphical style, battle moves (including the tension system to accumulate power and combo attacks), as well as backgrounds for battles. Several new characters appear in Guilty Gear Petit 2, such as Zato-1, the former head of the assassin guild, the pirate captain Johnny, and others.
Ky Kiske returns to defeat all the opponents with his Destroy Move and finish the game even faster than the previous run, mostly thanks to only doing one round per match.
Published on 4/5/2016

Rockman & Forte: Mirai Kara no Chousensha (commonly translated as Mega Man & Bass: Challenger of the Future) is a sequel to Rockman & Forte (Mega Man & Bass), published by Bandai exclusively for the WonderSwan. A version of Rockman from the future - calling himself R-Shadow this time - travels back in time again with a group of robots to wreak havoc, until either Rockman or Forte put them all down.
In this movie, Noxxa beats the game with Rockman (Mega Man).
Published on 8/21/2016

Rockman EXE WS (ロックマンエグゼ WS) is a platform video game, part of the Mega Man Battle Network subseries of Mega Man video games, which was released on the Japan-only WonderSwan Color in 2003. This game is a platformer like Mega Man Network Transmission, rather than a role-playing game.
Noxxa slides and dashes through the game in record time.
Published on 9/16/2016


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