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

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

You play as a treasure hunter named Panama Joe, whose goal is to find an ancient treasure hidden by Aztec warrior deep inside catacombs. But beware, the catacombs are a large maze inhabited by monsters. Bouncing and rolling skulls, dancing spiders, disappearing and re-appearing chains and tons of fire await you. You'll have to find many keys and unlock doors in order to reach your goal. Panama Joe can jump and climb ladders, but doesn't have much to offer in terms of combat. That's why the monsters in the game should be avoided: a collision with an enemy leads to a premature death. He will also find amulets which make him invulnerable for a short time. Except for the Master System version, they are activated directly when picked up.
Spikestuff goes through this port's three levels in record time.
Published on 6/23/2019
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.3.1

You play as a treasure hunter named Panama Joe, whose goal is to find an ancient treasure hidden by Aztec warrior deep inside catacombs. But beware, the catacombs are a large maze inhabited by monsters. Bouncing and rolling skulls, dancing spiders, disappearing and re-appearing chains and tons of fire await you. You'll have to find many keys and unlock doors in order to reach your goal. Panama Joe can jump and climb ladders, but doesn't have much to offer in terms of combat. That's why the monsters in the game should be avoided: a collision with an enemy leads to a premature death. He will also find amulets which make him invulnerable for a short time. Except for the Master System version, they are activated directly when picked up.
Watch as DrD2k9 goes through this port's three levels gathering all the items in record time.
Published on 7/4/2019
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.3.1

Pitfall II: Lost Caverns is a platforming video game originally released for the Atari 2600 in 1984. The sequel to the popular Pitfall!, it opens up the world into a free-roaming adventure instead of progressing on a linear path. Among the other new features are swimming sections, save points, and catchy music.
Pitfall Harry's quest in this game is to find the Raj diamond, his niece Rhonda and his cowardly lion companion, Quickclaw.
Lobsterzelda improves the previous movie by 00:00.22 seconds, thanks to better optimization.
Published on 8/22/2019
Emulator Version:
BizHawk V. 2.3.2

Pitfall II: Lost Caverns is a platforming video game originally released for the Atari 2600 in 1984. The sequel to the popular Pitfall!, it opens up the world into a free-roaming adventure instead of progressing on a linear path.
This run is different from the any% TAS in that it does everything necessary to achieve the maximum score. This means avoiding falling down pits (which decreases your score by 100 each time) and following a much longer route in order to obtain all items.
Lobsterzelda improves the previous run by 00:04.57 seconds.
Published on 8/23/2019
Emulator Version:
BizHawk V. 2.3.2

Pitfall! was a game released for the Atari 2600. In it, you play as an explorer named Pitfall Harry. As you travel through the jungle, your goal is to collect all 32 treasures hidden throughout the world within the time limit the game gives you (which is 20 minutes). You also have only 3 lives while exploring the game, and touching an enemy or falling into a tarpit or water will cost you a life. If you die three times, it's game over for Pitfall Harry, and the game offers no continues.
Lobsterzelda collects all 32 treasures in record time.
Published on 7/22/2019
Game:
Pitfall!

Genres:
Adventure
Emulator Version:
BizHawk V. 2.3.1

Road Runner was released for the Atari 2600 in 1989, making it one of the last games officially released by Atari for the Atari 2600. The game was a port of an arcade game of the same name, which was also ported to several other consoles like the Commodore 64.
You play as the Road Runner, and you spend each level running to the left trying to dodge obstacles and avoid Wile E. Coyote. The road is littered with landmines and speeding trucks, which will kill the road runner on contact. They can also kill Wile E., but he respawns again after a few seconds. Wile. E. also has guns set up at certain portions of the road, roller skates, and a rocket ship which he can use to try to grab the road runner.
Published on 7/24/2019
Game:
Road Runner

Genres:
Racing
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.3.1

Smurf: Rescue in Gargamel's Castle is a 1982 video game published and developed by Coleco for the ColecoVision and Atari 2600. The game is based on the television series The Smurfs. In the game, the player must brave a series of obstacles to rescue Smurfette from Gargamel's castle.
Lobsterzelda and ViGadeomes complete all three skill levels of the game, from easiest to hardest, in just under three and a half minutes.
Published on 6/27/2019
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.3.1

Tapper, also known as Root Beer Tapper, is a 1983 arcade game released by Bally Midway. Tapper puts the player in the shoes of a bartender. The player must serve eager, thirsty patrons before their patience expires while collecting empty mugs and tips.
Here, Spikestuff completes two loops of the game (which is the point where the difficulty stops increasing) in record time.
We also have runs of the Arcade and Commodore 64 versions.

Note: There is also a lossless encode available in the discussion thread.
Published on 5/6/2019
Game:
Tapper

Genres:
Action
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.3.1

Donkey Kong is a classic arcade game that spawned many ports, including this very Atari 7800 port.
Published on 1/7/2019
Game:
Donkey Kong

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.3.0

Violent Storm is a 1993 side-scrolling beat-'em-up for the arcades produced by Konami. Up to three players can choose between Wade, Boris and Kyle, who have different fighting styles, speed and moves, some of which are hidden. Players must guide them through 7 different stages, along the way clashing hordes of enemies who wallop, sock, pommel, whip and slug against the players, sometimes with knives, lead pipes, bombs, bolts of electricity, spiked balls on chains, garbage cans, vise grips, molten metal and a myriad of other deadly armament. Lots of fun.
Mihoru uses Boris and Wade to blaze through the game as fast as possible.
Published on 1/24/2019
Game:
Violent Storm

Genres:
Fighting
Emulator Version:
Mame-RR 0.139-v0.1 beta

Warriors of Fate is a 2D side-scrolling beat 'em-up and sequel to Dynasty Wars taking place in ancient China. Akkila-orkhan, the dark lord of Shang-Lo, has decided to conquer the neighbouring countries. The wise Kuan-Ti has summoned the five greatest warriors of the lands to stop this from happening.
xipo completes the game in record time.
Published on 11/3/2019

Batman: The Caped Crusader is an action adventure title for the Commodore 64 with presentation resembling that of a comic book.
This game has two distinct parts where Batman fights against either the Penguin or the Joker. In this movie, Dimon12321 beats the second part quickly by passively ignoring punches, throwing knives, and even bullets heading his direction.
We have a movie that plays against the Penguin too.
Published on 2/24/2019

Decathlon is a sports game with 10 back-to-back events. It is similar to Track & Field for the NES.
This TAS by DrD2k9 aims for the highest score in all events, with fastest time as a secondary goal. A careful study of the game's code allowed DrD2k9 to achieve the fastest possible known times.
Published on 12/26/2019

Donkey Kong is a classic arcade game that spawned many ports, including this Commodore 64 port.
Published on 1/9/2019
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.3.0

At first glance it looks like a pleasant wooded glade on a peaceful, mild day. Watch out! It's a giant spider! Run! You don't know how it happened; you don't know how you got here, but, unfortunately, you've wandered into the Forbidden Forest!
You'll find a bow in your hand and a quiver full of arrows on your back, as well as four more full quivers on the ground beside you. You're going to need them.
The Forbidden Forest is a place on this world but certainly not of this world. It is a place of unrelenting terror and trial. It is ruled by the dreaded Demogorgon demonic king of monsters. He will send in his horde of grisly creatures against anyone who dares enter his realm. And if by some miracle, or your own skill, you should vanquish his army, you will have to face the Demogorgon himself. A word of encouragement: no one has ever returned from the Forbidden Forest alive!
Note: Loading finishes and gameplay starts at 2:32. The loading section may be seizure-inducing.
Published on 7/28/2019

You play as a treasure hunter named Panama Joe, whose goal is to find an ancient treasure hidden by Aztec warrior deep inside catacombs. But beware, the catacombs are a large maze inhabited by monsters. Bouncing and rolling skulls, dancing spiders, disappearing and re-appearing chains and tons of fire await you. You'll have to find many keys and unlock doors in order to reach your goal. Panama Joe can jump and climb ladders, but doesn't have much to offer in terms of combat. That's why the monsters in the game should be avoided: a collision with an enemy leads to a premature death. He will also find amulets which make him invulnerable for a short time. Except for the Master System version, they are activated directly when picked up.
DrD2k9, abusing a similar glitch present in the Master System version, completes the game in record time.
Published on 5/12/2019
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.3.1

Monty on the Run is a platformer released for C64, Amstrad CPC and ZX Spectrum and is the 3rd release in the Monty Mole series. It is commonly known as having one of the best music tracks of the C64 era, which was notably featured in I Wanna be the Guy. The story goes as follows: On the run from the authorities after his escape from Scudmore Prison, Monty the Mole must escape from his house through the criminal underground and head toward the English Channel and freedom in Europe.
DrD2k9 gains freedom in record time.

Publisher Note: Loading finishes and gameplay starts at 6:51.
Published on 10/13/2019
Game:
Monty on the Run

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.3.2

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

Genres:
Platform
Puzzle
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.3.1

Punchy is a clone of the 1983 arcade game Hunchback. It incorporates elements of the classic puppet theater Punch & Judy. Police Constable Bobby must rescue Judy from her abusive husband Punch while avoiding obstacles such as flying tomatoes, flying pies, pits with or without alligators, and Punch himself. Collectible sausages allow the constable to effectively skip a stage.
In this run, DrD2k9 and Memory speed through one loop of the game via optimal use of the sausage effect.
Note: Loading finishes and gameplay starts at 6:59.
Published on 6/28/2019
Game:
Punchy

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.3.1

Wally has to wake up early for work, but he went to bed without winding his alarm clock. His consciousness must save him from getting fired by finding the clock key and setting the alarm. Numerous obstacles stand in the way, including axes, falling bricks, space invaders, and ghosts. Furthermore, Wally's consciousness can only hold two items and has a limited amount of health in the form of "snooze energy."
In this run, ktwo and DrD2k9 carefully manage the health, inventory, and route in order to complete the game in record time. Read their comments for details.
Note: Loading finishes and gameplay starts at 4:15. The loading section may be seizure-inducing.
Published on 7/3/2019
Game:
Pyjamarama

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.3.1

Snoopy is a pet of Charlie Brown's, the everlasting loser and the main character of the "Peanuts" comic series. Snoopy only behaves species-appropriate. Most of the time he lies on the roof of his dog kennel and abandons himself to philosophical thoughts while waiting for the food.
In 1984, he was dedicated an own C64 game Snoopy. A game from a time when Jump & Runs found their feet, it is about steering Snoopy through 20 tricky levels. If you have made it, you restart at level 1 only with higher speed. The obstacles can be simple holes, moats, laser beams and more.
Published on 3/24/2019
Game:
Snoopy

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.3.1

The Human Race is a video game published in 1985 on Commodore 64 by Mastertronic Ltd.. It's an action game, set in an arcade and platform themes.
The aim of the game is to achieve a high score. This is done by jumping around the screen and collecting objects. Each single screen level is set at a different point in man's evolution and sees the character start as an ape and evolve into a caveman and beyond as the player progresses through the game.

WARNING: Viewers prone to epileptic seizures should skip the encode to 06:16, as the game boot up screen involves heavy flickering.
Published on 7/2/2019
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.3.1

The Rat was released for Commodore 64 in 1984. The game was developed by Cymbal Software, Inc. and published by Personal Software Services.
The Rat is a top-view single-screen game where you are a rat spending the night in a cheese warehouse to eat all the cheese on various floors. On each floor there are six cheeses with letters spelling THE RAT and all have to be eaten to open the entrance to the next floor.
See the author's comments for more information about the game and its mechanics.
Published on 3/12/2019
Game:
The Rat

Genres:
Puzzle
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.3.1

Donkey Kong is a classic arcade game that spawned many ports, including this ColecoVision port.
Published on 1/9/2019
Game:
Donkey Kong

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.3.0

Jumpman Junior is a game developed by Randy Glover, who described it as a "lite" version of Jumpman containing 12 levels for users without disk drives. In it, you need to defuse all of the bombs placed on Jupiter by terrorists. To do this, you must climb up ladders, touch the vines, and, of course, jump.
DrD2k9 improved most of the levels from the previous run by route changes and RNG manipulation for a total time save of 00:04.06 seconds.
Note: The character should not be confused with Mario, who was originally named Jumpman. Interestingly enough, Glover cited Donkey Kong as inspiration for this game. It is not known whether the naming is a coincidence or not.
Published on 10/17/2019

You play as a treasure hunter named Panama Joe, whose goal is to find an ancient treasure hidden by Aztec warrior deep inside catacombs. But beware, the catacombs are a large maze inhabited by monsters. Bouncing and rolling skulls, dancing spiders, disappearing and re-appearing chains and tons of fire await you. You'll have to find many keys and unlock doors in order to reach your goal. Panama Joe can jump and climb ladders, but doesn't have much to offer in terms of combat. That's why the monsters in the game should be avoided: a collision with an enemy leads to a premature death. He will also find amulets which make him invulnerable for a short time. Except for the Master System version, they are activated directly when picked up.
nymx and DrD2k9 go through the nine levels in record time.
We also have a TAS of the Master System version, which includes more levels, amongst other changes.
Published on 5/12/2019
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.3.1

This is a Mega Man game that was not developed by Capcom, but rather by Stephen Rozner of Hi-Tech Expressions, who did all the design, programming, graphics, and sound. The game is infamous for its mediocre quality.
In this run, David Fifield shaves 36.61 seconds off the previous movie. The majority of the savings come from a glitch that allows most of Volt Man's stage to be skipped. Other improvements include better movement throughout the stages and faster boss fights.

This game runs too fast on anything more modern than a low-end 386 or so. As such, the encode is technically correct.
Published on 1/10/2019
Game:
Mega Man

Genres:
Action
Platform
Emulator Version:
JPC-RR 11.6-WIP (commit bf3a341ad233439e21a32f33df

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is written by Douglas Adams and Steven Meretzky and based on Adams’ BBC radio series, television series, and the series of subsequent novelizations. It’s one of the classic Interactive Fiction games produced by Infocom, labeled as Science Fiction and has a Standard Level of Difficulty. Though divergent from the source material, the main characters, locations, and concepts are here. Unlike the book, death can come quickly if Arthur fails to observe his surroundings, collect inventory, talk to people, and consult the Guide. DON’T PANIC!
c-square completes the game in record time.
Note: Due to the sheer speed of the text scrolling, the second set of encodes are slowed down to 10% of the original speed. However, we recommend you play the game or read the book before you watch the slowed down version, as it spoils the fun of the game.
Published on 1/5/2019

Like many Castlevania games, Portrait of Ruin has extra alternate play modes available after completing the primary quest. In this case, you get to play as the Old Axe Armor, a character unlocked after defeating 1000 old axe armors in the main game mode.
mtbRc defeats Dracula in this mode in record time.
Published on 5/3/2019

Contra 4 (2007) is largely a combined remake of the early NES and SNES Contra titles, featuring remixed music and vastly improved visuals utilizing both screens of the DS as if they were one contiguous screen.
Soig improves upon the previous publication by not only optimising it further, but also playing through the 40 missions of the game's challenge mode, which are unlocked after the main game is beaten.
Published on 7/19/2019

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story is a role-playing video game developed by AlphaDream and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo DS in 2009.
The game follows Mario, Luigi and Bowser as they work together to take back the Mushroom Kingdom from the clutches of Fawful.

Note: Due to poor emulation there are instances of incorrect sprites throughout sections of this game.
Published on 11/27/2019

Meteos is a fast-paced puzzle game where you attempt to match 3 colored falling "meteos" to blast them back into space. There are many game modes available from a new save file; this TAS plays Star Trip's Multi mode.
In Star Trip, an AI on the DS's top screen sends meteos at you while you send meteos back at it. You complete each planet by filling the AI's screen. Multi mode adds missions you must complete, and culminates in a fight against True Meteo, the evil planet that threatens the Meteos universe!
This run by Taechuk reaches Multi's true ending and unlocks Layazero in record time. Be sure to watch the whole credits sequence for a hilarious ending!
Published on 6/13/2019
Game:
Meteos

Genres:
Puzzle
Emulator Version:
DeSmuME 0.9.9

Super Monkey Ball: Touch & Roll for the Nintendo DS has our favorite team of monkeys rolling around in a huge mix of old familiar levels, as well as totally brand new stages. The monkeys are tasked with beating 120 levels, and they whip through these stages at higher break-neck speeds than ever before.
Taechuk, Silverbawxer, xy2_, and Gonquai utilize every trick up their sleeves to grind, bounce, clip, and fly their way through any obstacle the game can throw at them. Many of the techniques are explained in the submission text because if you blink, you just might miss them.
The authors have created an alternate encode featuring an upscaled resolution. You can watch it here.

Note: Due to poor emulation there are several instances of incorrect layering throughout most of the worlds featured in this game. A skybox visual glitch is also present during Fantascene Falls.
Published on 9/26/2019

This is the second and last true Mario game for the original Game Boy. It has unique power ups like carrots and bubbles and allows the player to go through each of the worlds in any order. It also features the first appearance of Wario, who would become a staple character for Nintendo.
This is a 1 minute and 5 second improvement over the previous movie thanks to newly discovered glitches which can be found in the author's comments.
Published on 9/23/2019

Based on the 1994 Disney movie of the same name, The Lion King follows Simba's life as he grows from a lion cub to the ruler of the Pride Lands. Originally published for the Genesis and SNES, the game had several ports with various differences.
In this run of the Game Boy port, Lobsterzelda exploits the game's mechanics to guide Simba from an unruly child to a hero in under 10 minutes.
Published on 8/26/2019
Game:
The Lion King

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
BizHawk V. 2.3.1

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

Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge is an isometric platformer released by Rare in 2003. It is an "interquel" to the original two N64 games, taking place while Gruntilda is trapped under the boulder in Spiral Mountain. Klungo creates a Mecha-Grunty suit for Grunty's soul to control, and she kidnaps Kazooie, travelling back in time 20 years (somehow) to keep Banjo and Kazooie from ever meeting! Mumbo sends Banjo back in time as well (somehow) to rescue his friend and destroy Mecha-Grunty, with the help of Bottles's ancestor, Bozzeye.
g0goTBC collects all jiggies, notes, jinjos, moves, Mumbo tokens and honeycombs in less than an hour.

There is also an alternate Twitch stream featuring audio commentary by the author.
Published on 9/10/2019

Donkey Kong Country 2 is a game made by Rare for the SNES in 1995, and is generally seen as one of the classics. In 2004, Rare released a Donkey Kong Country 2 remake, for the GBA.
The story is simple: King K. Rool, mad at Donkey Kong, becomes a Kaptain (with a K!) and kidnaps Donkey! (Oh no!) In exchange for Donkey Kong, Kaptain K. Rool wants the banana hoard. Of course Donkey and Diddy worked so hard that they don't want to just give it back. Kaptain K. Rool, however, kidnapped the wrong kong, and left the fast kong alone. Diddy (and Dixie) goes off to Crocodile Isle to try and save Donkey Kong!
Published on 9/30/2019

F-Zero Maximum Velocity is a futuristic racing video game developed by NDcube and published by Nintendo for the Game Boy Advance. The game was released in Japan, North America and Europe in 2001. It is the first F-Zero game to be released on a handheld game console.
The Grand Prix is the main single player component of Maximum Velocity. It consists of four series named after chess pieces: "Pawn", "Knight", "Bishop" and "Queen", each having five races in four difficulty settings. In this movie, Memory uses the best unlockable machine at the hardest difficulty setting to blaze through the Pawn tracks of the Grand Prix mode.
Published on 1/27/2019

Kuru Kuru Kururin is an unusual game that is a mix of racing/puzzle genres. The player controls a slowly spinning stick called the Helirin, and must maneuver it through a series of mazes. The player controls the direction and speed of movement but not the Helirin's constant rotation.
mohoc and E-Sh4rk improve the previous movie by 4 minutes and 10.49 seconds, thanks to the discovery of wall clipping and out of bounds goal zones. Please read the authors' comments for more details. Of note that this TAS also plays the training stages, whilst Ryuto's TAS did not.
There is also a run of the sequel, Kururin Paradise.

The second set of encodes feature a camhack, where the camera is centered at the Helirin, as well as displaying the OoB elements.
Published on 3/31/2019

LEGO Bionicle is a game based on the Bionicle toy sets, only released on the Game Boy Advance.
Set before the Toa Mata arrive on Mata Nui, it chronicles the adventures of Takua as he searches for the kidnapped Turaga and hidden Toa stones.
In this run, Memory abuses multiple glitches and general shoddy programming in this handheld game to complete the game only rescuing two Turaga's (village elders) and two Toa Stones.
Published on 12/3/2019

Super Mario Ball, also known as Mario Pinball Land in the US, is an adventure quest combined with a pinball game, similar to Pinball Quest.
In the game you need to flip Mario like a pinball to obtain stars and keys, defeat enemies, and advance levels.
Of course the author completes these objectives with speed and precision and often while juggling multiple balls.
MUGG improves his previous movie by 00:20.81 seconds, thanks to route changes and slight optimizations.
Published on 6/25/2019
Game:
Mario Pinball Land

Genres:
Action
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.3.1 mGBA-core 0.6.0

Samus's first adventure is retold in Metroid: Zero Mission with extra storyline, extra items and on a system with a better graphics processor. This run completes the game with 100% item collection, at least as far as the end-of-game display is concerned.
This run is an improvement over Dragonfangs's previous work. It saves about 4 seconds of In-Game time, but uses a new route that removes lots of door transitions, saving about 20 seconds of real time. The previous run used VisualBoyAdvance that runs this game inaccurately fast compared to BizHawk (mGBA core) used here, which is why the movie time appears longer.

There is also an alternate YouTube stream featuring audio commentary by the author as well as members of the speedrunning community.
Published on 7/24/2019

Riviera: The Promised Land is a role-playing video game originally produced in 2002 by Sting Entertainment for WonderSwan Color as the first episode of the Dept. Heaven series of games. The game was later introduced to Nintendo's Game Boy Advance in 2004, which Atlus USA released in North America in 2005.
The player takes the role of Ein, a Grim Angel, who must battle against demons as well as antagonistic Grim Angels to seal away the four fountainheads of evil known as the Accursed. He is accompanied by four heroines—Fia, Lina, Serene and Cierra—as well as his cat-like familiar Rose. Riviera also contains dating sim elements, as the hero can achieve multiple endings with the supporting characters through decisions made throughout the game.
Published on 3/3/2019

Sonic Advance was Sonic the Hedgehog's first appearance on a portable Nintendo console, and he brought all his friends with him.
This run proves that Knuckles the Echidna is up to the task of zipping through levels at warp speed and defeating Dr. Eggman yet again. Don't blink! In this movie, the author doesn't take advantage of the game-destroying spindash glitch featured in this run as Sonic.
While it may seem that it's only 0.73 seconds faster than the previous movie due to more accurate emulation, it is in fact faster by 33.13 seconds in in-game time. Please read the author's comments for more details.
Published on 4/21/2019

The GBA version of Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts (Japan: Chōmakaimura R) is a port of the infamous SNES game with the same title, featuring a new game mode - the Arrange mode which adds stages based on other entries in the Ghouls series, for instance the original Ghosts 'n Goblins or Ghouls 'n Ghosts, as well as more difficult stages from Super Ghouls'n Ghosts itself.
Fred plays through the Arrange Mode and defeats Sardius in record time.
Published on 2/16/2019
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.3.1

Turok: Evolution for the Game Boy Advance is a side scrolling 2D shooter video game released in 2002.
In this prequel to the previous Turok games, you are Tal'Set, the saviour of natives of the River Village in the Lost Lands, who must confront the evil Lord Tyrannus, leader of the reptilian hordes. Tyrannus is bent on a "Holy Mission" to purify the Lost Land through slaughter and misery.
During the fight with your nemesis Captain Tobias Bruckner in 1886 Texas, you were injured and sucked in to the Lost Lands. After recovering in the village, you discover that Tyrannus appoints a new general to his armies – Bruckner. So you begin the war in a land of lush jungles, suspended cities, mysterious temples, reptile armies, and towering dinosaurs.
This movie is 00:58.62 seconds faster than hejops's previous attempt, thanks to better optimization and routing.
Published on 8/28/2019
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.3.2

Boss Cass has broken out of prison, and the Bush Rescue organization is formed to stop his evil plans. Ty gains access to boomerangs with various properties that he can use on his missions.
In this run, Mittenz and The8bitbeast use boomerangs in unintended ways. Among other effects, this enables Ty to reach speeds beyond normal limits, allowing out-of-bounds movement and skips of large parts of levels.
Published on 4/11/2019

Donkey Kong Land III is the third entry in the Donkey Kong Land trilogy of games for the original Game Boy and later became ported to the Game Boy Color exclusively in Japan. It was developed by Rare and distributed by Nintendo. Donkey Kong Land III is both a remake and a partial follow-up to Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!.
Published on 4/4/2019
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.3.0

MrWint's Pokemon Crystal Glitchless TAS completes the Johto League including 8 badges and the Elite Four, then obtains the 8 Kanto badges before defeating Blue and Red for the final credits roll. This is done without any use of the typical memory corrupting glitches seen in Pokemon Gen 1 and 2 TASes.

The TAS instead uses luck manipulation to avoid encounters and spinning trainers, breeze through battles, and obtain Raikou as early as possible with optimal stats. Despite the run's length and complexity, console verification of the TAS was possible due to MrWint's own work emulating Crystal's Real Time Clock.
Published on 8/10/2019

Published on 2/15/2019

This is a 2-D fighting game based on the Shrek movies. In this run, Strife uses Princess Fiona--along with AI and RNG manipuation--to quickly defeat the other fighters.
Published on 2/11/2019
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.2.2

Based on the Spirou comic, this 2-D platformer for the Game Boy Color has the hero foiling an invasion led by the evil gynoid Cyanida.
ViGadeomes and zoboner complete the task in record time by using precise movement and a number of glitches. See their comments for details.

You can watch the complete run played back on console
Published on 11/27/2019

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX is an updated version of an older GB game which adds color, an additional dungeon, various other minor features, and a lot of bug fixes. Link, after rescuing Hyrule (again?), sets off on a journey and subsequently shipwrecks on the mysterious Koholint Island, which has been overtaken by evil monsters which he must defeat in order to find a way back home.

You can watch the complete run being played back on a console.
Published on 8/11/2019

Proving yet again the lengths a TAS can go in destroying a game, this run features a warping glitch that allows for severe sequence breaking. The final boss is reached within a handful of minutes and defeated with minimal weaponry.
TwistedTammer improves the previous run by 00:26.00 seconds.
There is a movie of this game that does not use the warp glitch.

You can watch the complete run being played back on a console.
Published on 12/21/2019

NFL Street is an American football video game developed by EA Tiburon and published by Electronic Arts. It was originally released for the PlayStation 2, GameCube and Xbox on January 13, 2004.
"NFL Challenge" is the main mode in the game. You create a team, from logo to players height, and go through a series of challenges against other teams, unlocking new football stadiums, teams, equipment, and development points for improving your team;by completing several challenges that vary in their difficulty.
Lobsterzelda beats NFL Street's "NFL Challenge" mode as fast as possible, featuring a lot of quick, frame perfect dodging and maneuvering around the computer to score points, which is sure to impress the viewer.
This run is a 9:32.93 minute improvement over Lobsterzelda's previous record.
Published on 10/30/2019
Game:
NFL Street

Genres:
Sport
Emulator Version:
Dolphin 5.0

Resident Evil 4 features a completely new story and an innovative "over-the-shoulder" third person perspective that replaces the fixed camera system of the previous three Resident Evil games.
Special agent Leon Kennedy is on a mission to rescue Ashley Graham, the daughter of the U.S. President, from a sinister cult in a remote rural part of Europe. Leon must fight hordes of violent villagers and mutated monsters on his way to save her.
The Mercenaries is an unlockable minigame in Resident Evil 4. It is unlocked by completing the main game regardless of difficulty. The objective is to kill enemies to earn points before the evacuation chopper arrives in the allotted time.
In this run, Ubercapitalist plays through the Village level of The Mercenaries game mode using Wesker. He obtains the maximum amount of kills and the highest score using multiple weapons and major amount of luck and spawn manipulation. Ubercapitalist has also made a TAS of the Castle map for The Mercenaries.
Published on 11/29/2019

Super Monkey Ball Adventure takes the monkey rolling madness of the previous games and puts a story-based spin on it. Choosing from one of the four monkeys, Players roll their way around the various islands of Monearth, talking to citizens and performing the tasks they request (such as delivering sandwiches, finding a missing baby, rescuing rare flowers, and more) to cheer them up.
Gonquai, however, does not play the story mode. Instead, he clears all difficulties of the Challenge Mode in record time. Here's a TAS of the Story Mode too though!
Published on 4/15/2019
Emulator Version:
Dolphin 5.0-5539

Super Monkey Ball Adventure takes the monkey rolling madness of the previous games and puts a story-based spin on it. Choosing from one of the four monkeys, Players roll their way around the various islands of Monearth, talking to citizens and performing the tasks they request (such as delivering sandwiches, finding a missing baby, rescuing rare flowers, and more) to cheer them up.
Published on 10/23/2019
Emulator Version:
Dolphin 5.0-7201

DecapAttack is a Genesis exclusive game starring the mummy Chuck D. Head who's on a quest to stop an underworld army. To do so, Chuck must overcome several dangers, such as clever fishes, seals with sunglasses, and maniac bulldozers. At his disposal, Chuck has several ability-enhancing potions, as well as a spare skull to chuck at his enemies.
This is a 00:00.90 second improvement over the previous run of this game. Note that if you compare movie times directly, the visible time difference will be a bit smaller, because the old movie was using Gens, which runs at higher framerate than actual Genesis console (and BizHawk).
Published on 3/24/2019
Game:
DecapAttack

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.3.1

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

In his second adventure, James Pond must save Santa Claus's toy workshop from Dr. Maybe. Pond has been equipped with a robotic suit--hence the code name "RoboCod"--due to the challenges of the mission. It includes an Inspector Gadget-style stretch device, which he can use to view higher areas or claw onto ceilings and slide across them.
This run saves 3049 frames over the previous one but is longer because it completes the two secret levels. Time savings come from faster boss fights, avoidance of unnecessary bonuses, better HP management, and more optimized movement.
Published on 3/31/2019

Jewel Master chronicles the untold story of, well, the Jewel Master and his battle against evil. He has at his disposal magical rings that can be worn in different combinations and grant him extra powers.
arkiandruski and ajfirecracker improve the previous TAS by 00:05.04 seconds.

The encodes provide commentary by the author as soft subtitles.
Published on 8/31/2019

Junction is a puzzle game developed by Micronet where the objective is slide track tiles on the board and to clear bridged tracks located on the boarder of the puzzle.
Published on 11/18/2019
Game:
Junction

Genres:
Puzzle
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.3.1

Jurassic Park is a 1993 video game developed by BlueSky Software and published by Sega for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis. It is a side-scrolling action video game, with platform gameplay elements.
The game is playable as either paleontologist Dr. Alan Grant, or a Velociraptor. In this movie, XTREMAL93 completes the game using Dr. Grant. We also have a movie that uses Raptor.
Published on 4/19/2019

Monster World 4 is an excellent Japanese release only platformer for Genesis released late into its lifetime. There is no magic but a heavy focus on close range combat along with using a pet to assist you.
Published on 11/21/2019
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.3.1

Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master is a high class platformer with amazing graphics and sound. You control the ninja Musashi, who in this update has many new moves and abilities. He begins the game armed with 0 shurikens, but apparently someone felt the need to leave some conveniently in his way to use.
This run is a 36.83 second improvement to the predecessor movie and it features lots of entertaining tricks and time-saving glitches. See the authors' notes for a detailed overview.
Published on 4/21/2019

In Sonic 3 & Knuckles, Sonic and Tails continue to thwart the plans of Dr. Robotnik, this time on the Floating Island that is guarded by Knuckles the Echidna.
In this run, you'll see the Floating Island like never before, as Evil_3D, TheYogWog, and kaan55 use every trick in Sonic's and Tails's arsenal to collect as many rings as possible. The routing for this goal is more about efficiently moving between groups of rings than efficiently moving to the end of the stage, and is incredibly complex.
This run starts from a clear-game savestate with all of the Chaos Emeralds and Super Emeralds collected, so that collecting giant rings will award Sonic and Tails a 50-ring bonus instead of taking them to a Blue Sphere bonus stage. We normally do not accept save-anchored movies; more details can be found in the authors' comments.
An atlas encode is also available, which shows the characters' positions on a zoomed-out level map, which might make it easier to follow the action.
For those wishing to play back the emulator movie file, a Gens-11b savestate for this purpose is available here.
Published on 12/23/2019

Sonic 3D Blast is an isometric platformer/collectathon by Traveler's Tales for the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive. While visiting Flicky Island, Sonic notices that the Flickies, his small, feathered friends that can travel between parallel worlds, were captured and turned into badniks (the robot enemies of Sonic) by Dr. Robotnik in his never-ending quest for the Chaos Emeralds. Seven levels separate Sonic from the final showdown with Robotnik.
the0nlykyd collects all Chaos Emeralds and gets through the final fight, thus getting the good ending, in record time.
Published on 5/10/2019
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.3.0

Sonic 3D Blast is an isometric platformer/collectathon by Traveler's Tales for the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive. While visiting Flicky Island, Sonic notices that the Flickies, his small, feathered friends that can travel between parallel worlds, were captured and turned into badniks (the robot enemies of Sonic) by Dr. Robotnik in his never-ending quest for the Chaos Emeralds. Seven levels separate Sonic from the final showdown with Robotnik.
This time around, the0nlykyd does not collect any Chaos Emeralds and defeats Robotnik in Panic Puppet Zone in record time.
We also have a TAS that gets all Chaos Emeralds and gets the good ending.
Published on 10/19/2019
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.3.0 (x64)

Splatterhouse 2 is a beat 'em up game featuring a skull-masked guy named Rick fighting against undead creatures. Rick is plagued with nightmares that he couldn’t save his girlfriend Jennifer in the first game. The Skull-like mask tells Rick that Jennifer can still be saved, so he returns to the Splatterhouse in hopes of saving his girlfriend.
EZGames69 & zallard1 improved the predecessor movie by 00:02.79 seconds.

Note: The game is unofficially rated "PG-13" for violence and gruesome images. The game was later officially rated 17+ or M rated by the ESRB.
Published on 11/30/2019

Star Control is a science-fiction wargame which pits the forces of the Alliance of Free Stars against those of the predatory Ur-Quan Hierarchy. The games are designed so that you can ease into play, familiarizing yourself with menus, options and player controls. The Alliance and Hierarchy each possess different types of warships. Each vessel has its own maneuvering and firing characteristics, plus a unique special power that you can employ when circumstances dictate.
artbreeder plays through the Melee mode with the Alliance faction in record time.
Published on 9/15/2019
Game:
Star Control

Genres:
Shooter
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 1.13.2

An action-packed wild-west shooting game converted from the arcades. It doesn't have all the levels and characters of the original compared to the SNES version, but makes for an interesting movie nonetheless.
In this run enemies blindly spray bullets at the main characters, naturally missing every shot as bad guys generally do. (Heroes, no matter where or when, can be assumed to have plasma shields.)
This version by Juarez is 6.06 seconds faster than the previous movie.
Published on 7/21/2019
Emulator Version:
Gens Re-Recording v11

Published on 12/18/2019
Game:
The Lion King

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.3.1

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

Warlock is a side-scrolling action video game based on the 1989 horror film series of the same title. It was released on Aug 15, 1995 through Acclaim Entertainment for the Genesis and Super NES platforms.
Once every thousand years, the sun and the moon align together. When this happens, the Evil One sends his only son, the Warlock, to Earth to gather six ancient runestones. When assembled, the runestones give the possessor ultimate power to undo the Earth's creation.
As a druid, the player is armed with seven different spells that will aid him in his battle against the Warlock. Up to 255 spells of a certain kind can be carried, although the status bar only shows up to nine.
Published on 1/30/2019
Game:
Warlock

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.2

Mega Man on the Game Gear is a mix of stages and bosses based on Mega Man 4 and Mega Man 5 of the NES. However, it has only 8 stages in total: 4 Robot Masters, 2 Cossack Castle stages and 2 Wily Castle stages.
As the screenshot shows, the game has some very large movement glitches which Baddap1 exploits to beat the game very quickly.
Published on 8/14/2019
Game:
Mega Man

Genres:
Action
Platform
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.3.1

The Game Gear Shinobi is the first of the two Shinobi games released for the Sega Game Gear. The level design structure starts off with a non-linear stage select, players must rescue all 4 ninja pals and use their combined strength to get through the City of Fear.
Greenalink collects all life expansions in the game to upgrade the character, and as a result you get to see some interesting damage abuse strategies in the later levels that cut down a decent amount of time.

The author has provided textual commentary that can be seen as soft subtitles in the encodes and in the movie file.
Published on 2/24/2019
Game:
The GG Shinobi

Genres:
Action
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.3.1

Axiom Verge, released in 2015, is a 2D Metroidvania centered around the protagonist Trace, a scientist who finds himself on the world of Sudra after an experiment gone wrong, separated from Earth by a deadly void called the Breach. When Trace arrives on Sudra he finds its civilization collapsed due to the release of a deadly pathogen in the act of biological warfare. With the help of the Rusalki — giant war machines that guard this world — Trace has to uncover the truth behind the fall of Sudra, confront the perpetrator behind it, and return back to his home world across the Breach.
Axiom Verge takes heavy inspiration from early Metroid games and some other platformers of the era and employs a number of unconventional storytelling and gameplay design decisions, and is all-around well-polished. If you enjoy action platformers or exploration-driven games with a solid sci-fi plot, playing through the game before watching the TAS is highly recommended so that the latter 1/4 of it (and especially the 4th boss, Vision) become easier to comprehend.
keylie improves the previous TAS by almost 3 minutes thanks to getting the grappling hook, better optimisation, and skipping one of the bosses. He completes the game's speedrun mode (which shows an in-game timer and disables all cutscenes) in 25:09.24 by the in-game timer, picking up 15% of items.
Boss times: 02:26.52 (Xedur), 05:39.08 (Telal), 11:02.19 (Uruku), 18:20.54 (Vision), 20:23.42 (Ukhu).
Published on 7/30/2019

This is it, Madeline. Just breathe. You can do this.
Celeste is a platform game released in 2018 and developed by independent game studio Matt Makes Games, who also developed TowerFall Ascension. It features Madeline, a young girl who sets on a journey to reach the summit of the titular mountain. Can she survive the many dangers that await her on her ascent?
Buhbai, DevilSquirrel, EuniverseCat, fishmcmuffins, KT and keylie reach the summit of the mountain in record time, attaining an in-game time of 23:15.224.
Published on 2/13/2019
Game:
Celeste

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
libTAS v1.3.2

This is it, Madeline. Just breathe. You can do this.
Celeste is a platform game released in 2018 and developed by independent game studio Matt Makes Games, who also developed TowerFall Ascension. It features Madeline, a young girl who sets on a journey to reach the summit of the titular mountain. Can she survive the many dangers that await her on her ascent?
This time, EuniverseCat, fishmcmuffins, keylie, dahlukeh and Lanvilla collect all 175 red strawberries, the moon berry, all 24 crystal hearts, all B-Side cassette tapes as well as completing every chapter (which also includes the B- and C-Sides as well as the recently released Farewell chapter) in a record in-game time of 1:16:51.335.

There is also an alternate YouTube stream featuring audio commentary by EuniverseCat, fishmcmuffins and Chaikitty, a speedrunner of the game.
Published on 12/25/2019

INK is a minimalist platformer where the player controls a white square, and must get to the exit on each level. All walls and platforms are initially invisible, and must be gradually revealed by splashing them with colorful paint; a splash of paint erupts from the player character whenever it is killed or does a double jump.
lexikiq clears the game in record time.
Published on 3/23/2019
Game:
INK

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
libTAS 1.3.3

INK is a minimalist platformer where the player controls a white square, and must get to the exit on each level. All walls and platforms are initially invisible, and must be gradually revealed by splashing them with colorful paint; a splash of paint erupts from the player character whenever it is killed or does a double jump.
lexikiq collects all 20 coins spread throughout the game and clears it in record time.
Published on 3/23/2019
Game:
INK

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
libTAS 1.3.3

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

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

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

Minit is a peculiar little adventure played sixty seconds at a time. Journey outside the comfort of your home to help unusual folk, uncover countless secrets, and overcome dangerous foes, all in hopes of lifting a rather unfortunate curse that ends each day after just one minute.
keylie lifts the curse in record time, attaining an in-game time of 6:30.85.
Published on 5/11/2019

Undertale is an RPG video game created by American indie developer Toby Fox in 2015.
The player controls a child who has fallen into the Underground: a large, secluded region under the surface of the Earth, separated by a magic barrier. The player meets various monsters during the journey back to the surface. Some monsters might engage the player in a fight. The combat system involves the player navigating through mini-bullet hell attacks by the opponent. They can opt to pacify or subdue monsters in order to spare them instead of killing them. These choices affect the game, with the dialogue, characters, and story changing based on outcomes.
There are 3 main endings: Neutral, True Pacifist, and Genocide. This movie attempts to reach the True Pacifist ending in the shortest amount of time possible. This route showcases almost all of what Undertale has to offer as a speed-game.
Published on 9/23/2019

In VVVVVV, the player controls Captain Viridian, who is lost in an alternate dimension, in search of the missing members of the spaceship's crew. Instead of jumping, the player is able to control the direction of gravity, allowing Captain Viridian to flip between the floors and ceilings of the environment. The graphical style of the game is heavily influenced by the Commodore 64.
Masterjun improves the previous run by 2 minutes and 56.01 seconds, thanks to exploiting a glitch in the infamous Gravitron intermission, allowing one to skip directly to the end through the Gravitron. Please read the author's comments for more details.
This run avoids using glitches that require pressing the Escape key. There is also a run that uses these glitches to beat the game even faster.
Published on 7/31/2019

You Have to Win the Game is a platformer with graphics reminiscent of the 1980s. Like other metroidvania titles, it requires exploration in order to get upgrades and progress through the game.
letcreate123 completes the game in record time via precise movements, death warps, and a triple jump glitch. See the author's comments for details.
Published on 12/24/2019
Emulator Version:
libTAS 1.3.5

In Space Station Silicon Valley you play as Evo, a robot who has been sent to investigate a mysterious space station. Along the way, Evo loses his robot body and must inhabit the corpses of dead robot animals to survive. As you carry through the game you secure the space station and rebuild Evo's body.
The game features a variety of animals with unique abilities that must be used correctly to complete objectives within each level. Because no two animals are the same, many skips and glitches are only useful in one or two stages, so expect to see a wide variety of gameplay.
Here, mcill improves the previous movie by 05:51.72 minutes, primarily through improved movement and new strategies such as moving around during cutscenes. One major change is a New Animal Cutscene route, which performs levels out of order to allow skipping a cutscene.

There is an featuring audio commentary by the author.
There are also encodes of higher resolutions in the discussion thread.
Published on 8/6/2019
Emulator Version:
bizhawk 2.3

Arkanoid (1987) strongly resembles the arcade game Breakout (1976). In Arkanoid, the paddle is actually a spaceship, and the bricks are space walls. The goal of the game is to break through the space walls and defeat the villainous Doh in order to escape from the space labyrinth.
Chef Stef improves the previous TAS by 1 minute and 15.62 seconds, thanks to much better optimisation in many stages. Please read the author's comments for more details.
Watch this TAS being played back on a real console.
Published on 4/17/2019

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

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

Based on the 1988 Michael Keaton movie, Beetlejuice follows the rough storyline of the movie. A ghoul named Beetlejuice is hired by a recently deceased couple to scare away the new occupants of their old home. The game is a side scrolling action game where the lead character can run, jump, and stomp his way through the house while collecting "scare points" to help in his ultimate goal. The house is equipped with all manner of traps including incinerating lasers, and even the torches hurt.
ktwo improved the predecessor movie by 00:07.47 seconds.
Published on 7/2/2019

BurgerTime is a port of the classic 1982 arcade game developed by Data East. In this game you control Peter Pepper and try to walk over the burger ingredients to make burgers in each of 6 stages while avoiding the clutches of your enemies.
Unlike other arcade ports to the NES, BurgerTime features a kill screen and the objective of this TAS is to reach this kill screen as fast as possible.
You can watch a TAS of the Intellivision port of BurgerTime here.
Published on 12/31/2019
Game:
BurgerTime

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.3.2

Castelian is a puzzle platformer in which the basic goal is to ascend towers from the base to the apex. Your frog-like character is tasked with demolishing these towers by planting a bomb at each tower's top (wouldn't bombs around the bottom be easier?) after finding the right route up the tower.
The game was also released on other systems as Nebulus, Kyorochan Land, Subline, and Tower Toppler.
ktwo runs, jumps, and shoots his way up all the towers, while improving his previous work by 00:00.72 seconds.
Published on 7/1/2019
Game:
Castelian

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 1.13.1

Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers 2 is quite an improvement over the original Chip 'n Dale in terms of graphics and a whole lot of other things. Thankfully, the original game's solid controls haven't been changed. The plot of this game is that Fat Cat has stolen the Pharaoh's Urn and wants to use its power (for evil purposes, of course).
fcxiaopengyou & dragonxyk improved the previous run by 00:58.62 seconds via new glitches, lag reduction, and enemy manipulation. See here for a run with just Chip.
Watch this run being played back on a real console.
Published on 4/16/2019

Code Name: Viper is a side-scrolling action game programmed by Arc System Works and released by Capcom in 1990 for the Nintendo Entertainment System. The player takes control of a special forces operative who must combat a drug syndicate in South America.
The player takes the role of Kenny Smith, code name "Viper", an agent of the 98th Special Forces. He is assigned by his commander, Director Jones, to investigate a large drug syndicate that covers all of South America. Smith's objective is to rescue a missing agent in each of the syndicate's seven hideouts and uncover clues of the Syndicate's true mastermind.
Published on 4/8/2019
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.3.1

This game, ostensibly a spin-off of the Contra series, began life as a completely unrelated game, yet still manages to invoke the spirit of the other games in being an insanely difficult, one-hit-kills-you shooter.
Contra Force offers a selection of one of four characters, a jumping glitch involving the pause screen, and lots and lots of lag - and yet the game is still completed remarkably quickly.
xipo improves the previous TAS by 2 minutes and 27.62 seconds, thanks to better lag reduction, new glitches and better optimisation.
Published on 11/2/2019

Donald Land is a 1988 platform video game produced by Data East in association with the McDonald's Corporation for the Family Computer.
This game was featured in Dream Team Contest 7. This movie is a collaborative effort by the participants of the contest as well as the host, Memory.
Published on 9/6/2019
Game:
Donald Land

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.2.2

A very important part of Nintendo's history is being presented here on our website — as a tool-assisted speedrun.
Donkey Kong Jr., along with Donkey Kong, were classic games that were played by millions of players on various consoles, including the NES, Atari 2600 and Game and Watch. The story is that Jumpman, now known as Mario, has captured his rival Donkey Kong and it's up to Junior to save his dad.
Although one would not expect a movie of Donkey Kong Jr. to be interesting to watch, except in the retro sense, this movie is actually quite surprising. The vines are cleverly utilized to move the hero forward faster than any member of the Kong family before or after this game.
This is a 539 frame improvement over the previous movie thanks to time-saving glitches.
Published on 3/23/2019

Tired of being mocked by the viruses, Dr. Mario switched to his "fast-acting" and "extra strength" medication. The viruses never knew what hit them.
poco_cpp, inari80000 and tas_suki improve the previous TAS by 37.76 seconds, thanks to better virus layouts and improved strategies.
You can watch this run being played back on a real console.
Published on 10/29/2019

Dragon Warrior is a seemingly complex but ultimately fairly simple NES RPG. The character completes his quest at Level 7.
In this eighth published movie of the game, RationalMonkey saves 00:13.39 seconds over the previous run, mostly by using wings in Rimuldar rather than a deathwarp. See the author's comments for details. There are several things about this movie that might seem odd if one is not aware of them beforehand:
  • All unnecessary random encounters have been manipulated into not happening.
  • The player dies several times in order to get transported back to the beginning.
  • Action commands are often delayed intentionally in order to manipulate critical hits and such.
Published on 11/7/2019

Duck Hunt is the classic NES zapper game.
DrD2k9 beats "Game B - 2 Ducks" by completing 27 levels. See the author's comments for details on how this game mode works.
Published on 7/25/2019
Game:
Duck Hunt

Genres:
Shooter
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.3.1

This is the Japanese version of EarthBound Beginnings (also known as Mother). As the first version of the game, it has a number of useful glitches. This run abuses the way the game handles the "Bread crumbs" item to warp off the edge of reality and casually walk straight into the final boss's lair 00:07.94 seconds faster than the previous run.
We also have a more normal run of the localized version, which doesn't include this glitch.

You can watch the complete run played back on console
Published on 7/8/2019

A long time ago, before human being appeared, there lived a monster named Firebrand. In this game, Firebrand (the red gargoyle) fights against the evil that has invaded his homeland. Along the way, he becomes more powerful and becomes able to fly longer, jump higher, and shoot more weapons.
Jigwally improves the previous publication by 1 minute and 55.06 seconds, mainly thanks to using death warps, but also thanks to better optimisation.
TASVideos also has movies of this game's prequel for the Game Boy and sequel for the Super NES.
Published on 8/4/2019

Ikari Warriors is a vertically scrolling action game where one or two players fight their way through a variety of terrain, such as jungles, rivers, and ruins. The player has to negotiate the 4 long levels mainly on foot, but will also find tanks and helicopters along the way to make things a little more manageable in some sections. With its one-hit deaths, poor manoeuverability and no continues, this is a prime example of NES hardcore-gaming.
ktwo improves the previous record by 00:06.99 seconds due to better optimization and some new finds.
Published on 6/30/2019

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is a platforming action/adventure game developed by NMS Software and published by UBI Soft. It is based on the popular movie of the same name.
There is another NES game with that name, developed by Software Creations and published by Taito.
Published on 4/18/2019

Kyatto Ninden Teyandee is a side-scrolling action game in the style of Ninja Gaiden, based off the Japanese TV show produced in 1990 by Tatsunoko Productions and Sotsu Agency. The show was localized in the USA as Samurai Pizza Cats.
This run is an improvement over the previous record by 00:17.12 seconds. The improvement comes from a new glitch and better optimization.
Published on 6/17/2019
Emulator Version:
FCEUX 2.2.2

L'Empereur is a military strategy game. The game takes place during the violent aftermath of the French Revolution and follows the rise and fall of Napoleon Bonaparte who became one of the most popular and charismatic leaders of France.
You start as an officer in charge of the military and local city affairs. Later in your career, you become the French First Consul and finally the Emperor and take up the responsibilities that come with it. You can only rise in rank if you have gained the support of the people.
Jigwally corrupts save data during a mid-frame reset to complete the game in record time.
Published on 11/10/2019

Labyrinth is a Famicom game based on the 1986 movie of the same name. The player must navigate a series of mazes in order to find parts of a key that will enable her to rescue her baby brother from the Goblin King.
In this run, ninespaces uses a clipping glitch to complete the game in record time.
Published on 9/27/2019
Game:
Labyrinth

Genres:
Adventure
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.3.2

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

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

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

Mega Man 2 is a game that hardly needs any introduction. This movie plays Rockman 2, the Japanese version, which is essentially Mega Man 2 in difficult mode.
warmCabin completes the games without any zips in record time. Please read the submision comments for more details.
The second YouTube stream features an input display.
The author streamed his TAS with live commentary, which can be viewed here.

You can watch this run being played back on a console.
Published on 10/28/2019

Pete has stolen the 10 number molds from Town Hall, and Mickey Mouse decides to help his friend Donald Duck by getting them back.
This is a straightforward platformer, and g0dm0d3 completes it in record time.
Published on 8/31/2019

Moai-kun is a fun, fast-paced puzzle-platformer where the goal is to rescue all your pink friends and then reach the door - to continue to the next stage. It has a surprising amount of action for a puzzle game.
In this run, all 56 levels are well-solved and well-played. There are some unexpected twists, such as going through walls, that allows levels to be beaten much faster than normal.
The authors, aiqiyou & J.Y, improve their previous movie by 00:00.85 seconds.
Published on 3/2/2019
Game:
Moai-kun

Genres:
Platform
Puzzle
Emulator Version:
FCEUX 2.2.2

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

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

Power Blade is an underdog platformer by the folks at Taito, highly reminiscent of the Mega Man series. The player takes control of NOVA, a hero who looks a lot like Arnold Schwarzenegger and who must destroy a maverick computer with a boomerang. This is one of those obscure games that you may wish you had played as a kid.
In this run, scrimpeh saves 02:30.00 minutes over the previous movie via route changes made possible by new glitches involving ladders and grenades. Details are in the author's comments.
Published on 12/12/2019

A terrorist group have overrun an embassy in Paris. The player takes control of a six-man GIGN team on a mission to free the hostages. In the first part of the game, you have to bring three men into position so they can snipe the building. The second part involves entering the building with the other three men to kill the terrorists and rescue the hostages.
The author, xipo, improves on the previous movie by 18.2 00:18.20 seconds.

Watch this run being played back on a real console.
Published on 12/9/2019

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

In this game, two jovial brightly-colored soldiers infiltrate enemy forces. Everyone here runs around menacingly, and bullets are a bit slower than a housecat.
This run saves 20 frames over the previous one by stepping on a mine with the second player in the final stage.
Note: The name of this game is Rush’n Attack. The 'n does not stand alone as a contraction of and, unlike Ghosts ’n Goblins. Given the theme of the game, the pun on “Russian Attack” is quite obvious.
Watch this run being played back on a real console.
Published on 9/28/2019
Game:
Rush'n Attack

Genres:
Action
Platform
Emulator Version:
FCEUX 2.2.2

Shadowgate is a storybook game in which you wake up in front of a big castle and must make your way through it solving a variety of puzzles.
This run created by DrD2k9, Zekna & Randil is an improvement of 23 frames over the previous run of the game.
Published on 3/31/2019

Skate or Die! is a skateboarding game featuring five events: Freestyle ramp, high jump, downhill jam, downhill race, and pool joust. The player accumulates points by doing tricks or, in some events, by defeating the opponent.
In this run, simillarian completes all five events as quickly as possible by taking optimal routes and manipulating the AI. See the author's comments for details.
Published on 12/6/2019
Game:
Skate or Die!

Genres:
Sport
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.3.2

Published on 7/29/2019
Game:
Solomon's Key

Genres:
Platform
Puzzle
Tags:
Uses warps
Emulator Version:
FCEUX 2.20.20

Star Voyager is an outer space shooter for the Nintendo Entertainment System. The gameplay is a first-person shooter from inside the cockpit of a spaceship. The player navigates "sub spaces" of a larger "world map." Gameplay takes place between different subspaces.
Published on 4/11/2019

Strider is a side-scrolling action adventure game released by Capcom for the Nintendo Entertainment System in North America in 1989.
This game normally takes around half an hour to complete, but Baddap1 manages to finish it in about 3 minutes due to some wallclipping glitches.
Note: While the movie saves about 11.02 seconds from the previous movie, it still contains a number of vividly flashing scenes, so don't stare at it too closely.
Published on 7/15/2019
Game:
Strider

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
FCEUX 2.2.3

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

Ever since Morimoto published his legendary movie in mid-2003, the players at TASVideos have repeatedly made it faster and faster and even faster! Of course, there doesn't ever seem to be a stop for when it is fastest.
This movie is 00:00.60 seconds faster than the previous movie. Most of the improvement comes from Bowser's Castle, where the authors didn't have to lose time in order to get a favourable Bowser pattern. For more details, see the run's comments.
You can see this run played on an NES right here.

The encodes feature commentary as soft subtitles.
Published on 3/16/2019

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

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

The Immortal is an isometric adventure game originally created for the Apple IIGS, which was ported to the Amiga, Atari ST, MS-DOS based PCs, NES, and Genesis. The main plot revolves around a wizard attempting to find his mentor in a large and dangerous labyrinth.
DrD2k9 crawls his way through the labyrinth and completes the game as fast as possible. This movie is a 00:53.83 second improvement over DrD2k9's previous work.
This movie has a full Atlas Map encode, which shows the standard encode overlaid on a zoomed out map.
Published on 3/21/2019
Game:
The Immortal

Genres:
Action
Adventure
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.3.1

Legend of Hero Tonma is a simple platforming game where Tommy, the main character, goes on a quest to rescue a princess. The game also has some amusing examples of awkward English in between stages.
CoolHandMike and EZGames69 improve the previous movie by 00:08.94 seconds.
Published on 8/31/2019
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.3.1

Ninja Spirit began life as an arcade game and received many ports, including a Game Boy version and this version. It would be a stock platform game but for the ability to have up to two 'spirits' which behave like the options from Gradius.
In this run, CoolHandMike and EZGames69 complete the PCE mode of the game, saving 00:49.76 seconds over the previous run. Time savings within each level often result from lag reduction, which requires strategic routing, weapon usage, and enemy manipulation. The authors' comments provide details.
Published on 9/12/2019

In this sequel to The Legendary Axe, Prince Zach has taken control of the kingdom with assistance from evil. Now Prince Sirius must fight his way through the evil hordes in order to contest his brother's rule.
EZGames69 completes the quest in record time via tight platforming, damage management, lag reduction, and quick boss fights.
We also have a run of the first game.
Published on 11/21/2019
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.3.1

Disney's 102 Dalmatians: Puppies To The Rescue is a video game loosely based on the live action movie 102 Dalmatians. It follows the perspective of Domino and Oddball, who find out their family has been captured whilst they were out in the park. It is up to them to rescue them and defeat Cruella de Vil.
Avouca and Custom defeat Cruella in record time.
Published on 8/8/2019

Final Fantasy VII was Square's first Final Fantasy title on the Playstation. The new CD-ROM technology let them make a massive game full of cutscenes, which veteran Final Fantasy TASer Lil_Gecko cuts down to a short (for this genre) 6 and a half hours. Extensive planning and tricks were used; be sure to read the author's notes for more information.
Published on 9/6/2019
Game:
Final Fantasy VII

Genres:
RPG
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.3

Grand Theft Auto 2 is the second game of the famous Grand Theft Auto series by DMA Design (later known as Rockstar North).
The story follows Claude Speed, a criminal worker who moved to Anywhere City to work for gang bosses to earn money and wreck havoc in all three districts in the city.
Watch as Noxxa avoids all the missions and quickly moves into each district by abusing glitches with bonuses to make money fast. He also fulfills everyone's dream to complete the game just by basically messing around. For more information, see the author's comments.

Encoder's Note: Every second encode link leads to an omitted version removing all game loads.
Published on 4/27/2019

Hogs of War is a turn-based strategy video game developed by Infogrames Sheffield House and published by Infogrames, released for the PlayStation in 2000.
The game is set in the First World War-era where anthropomorphic pigs engage in combat. Hogs of War features 3D graphics, a single-player career mode, and multiplayer.
Published on 6/18/2019

Most dominoes stand forever, just waiting to be toppled over. But no one can stop Mr. Domino - he has to run around everywhere, causing mayhem everywhere he goes. Help Mr. Domino use the domino effect to trigger tricks and traps on unsuspecting objects and people!
No One Can Stop Mr. Domino is a puzzle game which sees you controlling the titular Mr. Domino (or one of his friends, if you prefer) as he zips around levels which can be best described as a racetrack. As the title suggests, you can't actually stop Mr. Domino - however, you can guide him around the track, speed him up and slow him down. He'll need to dodge obstacles as he aims to activate "tricks" which are placed around the board.
This is an improvement of 00:14.68 seconds over the previous run due to a change in domino placement in the level Grandpa's in The House, which leads to a shorter but possibly more disappointing ending animation. Mr. Domino proves once again that he cannot be stopped.
Published on 10/2/2019
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.2.2

In Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee Abe shut down RuptureFarms and saved his buddies from becoming snacks. But RuptureFarms was just the beginning; the Glukkons are digging up bones at the ancient Mudokon burial grounds. They use the bones to make Soul Storm Brew. Abe must travel to the Soul Storm Brewery, stop those corporate villains and save the enslaved Mudokon workers.
This run looks longer than the one it obsoletes, but that's because of more accurate emulation resulted in longer loading times. Actual gameplay has been improved, thanks to new discoveries.
Published on 12/25/2019

In the 16th century, a sword surfaces that is so powerful, so evil that warriors from all over the globe seek it out. It is Soul Edge, a demon blade. From America to Europe to Japan, these warriors fight each other for the chance to obtain it. Soul Blade is a 3D weapons fighting game that chronicles their story.
A complete 3D fighting game that allows for side steps, Soul Blade has twelve colorful fighters (ten standard, two hidden, plus additional costumes for a few fighters), each with various weapons and styles. The first ten can be used in all the combat modes, while the hidden two can only be used in versus and arcade mode.
Namco enhanced the arcade version (called Soul Edge) by adding a well done CGI intro, plus a story mode to the addition of the traditional team, survival, and time attack modes. The story mode goes into greater detail about each character, and is presented in an ancient book format. The story mode also allows you to unlock more of each characters' extra weapons. These weapons, which vary in lengths, stats, and durability, add to the options available players in the versus mode.
Soul Blade's sequel is SoulCalibur, both in the arcades and for the Sega Dreamcast.
Spikestuff improves the previous publication by 0"23 in in-game time, thanks to better optimisation.
Published on 7/28/2019

Spyro: Year of the Dragon is the third installment in the Spyro series and the last Spyro game to be released for the PlayStation, in addition to being the last one created by its original creators.
Reading the submission text for more information on the methods and glitches used is heavily recommended.

Author's vocal commentary during the run's video can be watched on YouTube it features further details post commentary for additional information.
Published on 12/20/2019

The follow-up to Tekken is a versus fighting game featuring similar mechanics, with four buttons assigned to left and right punches and kicks. New moves include back throws, chain-throws, and a sidestep unique to Kazuya and Heihachi Mishima. Tackles now inflict damage depending on the distance.
This time, Spikestuff disables music and enables Quick Select to complete the game even faster. This improves on the previous publication by 2"81 in in-game time, thanks to doing the aforementioned steps and better optimization.
Since the game is rather dull without its music, the downloadable encodes feature alternate audio tracks that restore the in-game music. The second track features the arranged soundtrack that's enabled by default on the PS1, whereas the third track features the soundtrack from the Arcade version (with the exception of the credits theme). The second YouTube stream features the original arranged soundtrack.
Published on 8/31/2019

Tobal 2 is a 3D fighting game developed by Dream Factory and released by Square in Japan in 1997. Unlike its predecessor, Tobal No. 1, this game was not released in North America or PAL regions. There are four modes in the game: Tournament, VS, Training, and Quest.
This time, pirohiko plays through the Tournament mode in record time.
We also have a movie that plays through Quest mode.
Published on 1/4/2019

In Tomb Raider II: Starring Lara Croft we follow Lara Croft on her second journey to collect the mythical Dagger of Xian artifact near The Great Wall of China.
Join Troye as they jumps, shoots, flips, solves puzzles but forgoes any time saving glitches within their journey.
Published on 5/31/2019

Turnabout is a 2003 puzzle game developed by Artdink and published by Natsume for the PlayStation. The goal of of the game is to line up gems of the same color to make them disappear. The player can rotate the table 90 degrees in either direction to make some object move. Often times the player has to find ways to use objects on screen to get the gems closer to each other.
HandsomeRudy completes all 100 of the game's levels in record time.
Published on 2/24/2019
Game:
Turnabout

Genres:
Puzzle
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.3.1

X-COM: UFO Defense is a revolutionary turn-based strategy game in which the player is given the role of the commander of humanity's last hope against the alien invasion. However, this alien menace must not only be fought with bravery and tactics on the battlefield, but also with study of captured alien technology and maintenance of a proper budget.
This TAS by willbobsled manages to beat the game in under 15 minutes by only partaking in 3 missions and with careful planning and luck manipulation.

You can read the author's commentary in the YouTube stream by enabling closed captions.
Published on 12/10/2019

Super Tempo is the 3rd and last game in the Tempo franchise released only in Japan on the Sega Saturn. It is a direct sequel to the 32X game, but is far more zany than the previous game.
Watch as adelikat runs, jumps, swims, glides, flies and out muscles his competition to finish the game in record time.
Published on 11/1/2019

Enduro Racer is a BMX Arcade game that saw a port on the Sega Master System. Unlike the arcade version, the Master System port takes on an isometric view. In this game, the player takes control of a racer and has to avoid many obstacles, such as trees, rocks, lakes, and other players.
In this TAS, The8bitbeast defies the laws of gravity and manages to leave all of his opponents in the dust.
Published on 12/31/2019
Game:
Enduro Racer

Genres:
Racing
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.3.2

The original Phantasy Star is one of the pioneers of console RPGs, featuring fully traversible overworld maps, random enemy encounters, and turn-based battles. It was also one of the first games to feature a female protagonist.
One peaceful day in Algol, the benevolent King Lassic decides to convert to a new religion. Unfortunately, this new faith turns him into a cruel dictator who silences all who go against him. When Alis' brother tries to rebel, he is killed by Lassic's robot-cops. After seeing this, Alis sets out to stop him, not only to get revenge, but also to liberate the people from the King's oppressive rule.
This is an improvements of 21:41.93 over the predecessor movie.
Published on 9/22/2019
Game:
Phantasy Star

Genres:
RPG
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.3.2

The Sonic games for the Sega Master System and the Game Gear are much less well known than their Genesis/Mega Drive counterparts and have a reputation for being quite challenging, especially in handheld form. You'd never know this from the speed Sonic blazes through the game here.
Unlike later 8-bit Sonic games, there are significant differences in levels between the SMS version and the Game Gear version. The SMS version was primarily used, due to much shorter score screens.
Thanks to better strategies, The8bitbeast improved his predecessor movie by 36.43 seconds. It only appears to be a 26.08 second improvement, but the timing of the previous TAS did not include the BIOS, which loses 10.35 seconds.
Note: this run have been commentated by its author, you can watch it here.
Published on 2/18/2019

Based on the 1994 Disney movie of the same name, The Lion King follows Simba's life as he grows from a lion cub to the ruler of the Pride Lands.
The Sega Master System port has different level layouts than the Genesis and SNES versions. In this run, EZGames69 completes the hardest difficulty in record time.
We also have runs of the Genesis and SNES ports.
Published on 3/2/2019
Game:
The Lion King

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.3.1

An army of monsters has invaded Monster World, prompting the young Shion to undertake a quest to save his land. His adventure takes him through various environments--desert, forest, and even underwater--in order to gain the items necessary to progress.
In this run, The8bitbeast uses movement glitches and strategic pausing to skip entire sections of the game. Details are in the author's comments.
Note: One of the glitches causes music not to play on the next screen. The author has provided an encode with music restored here.
We also have a run of the Genesis version.
Published on 5/24/2019

A rather decent platformer based off of a rather decent cartoon show from the 90s.
Bonkers is a cartoon bobcat on his first case alone, and must retrieve the Toontown treasure of the Sorcerer's Hat (from Fantasia), the Mermaid's Voice (The Little Mermaid), and the Magic Lamp (Aladdin).
This run is a 21.07 second improvement over the predecessor movie.
Published on 4/20/2019
Game:
Disney's Bonkers

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.3.1

Huey, Dewey, and Louie Duck enter a magical book and get captured by King Pete. Now Mickey Mouse and their uncle Donald Duck have to save them. The heroes gain access to different outfits, as in previous games in the series, but the effect of each outfit is different between the two characters. The SNES version of this game was released only in Japan; a GBA port later saw a more widespread release.
KusogeMan controls both Mickey and Donald in this run but sometimes sacrifices one or the other for speed. The characters switch among the outfits often in order to optimize movement and defeat enemies quickly.

Note: The emulator used to create this run has some errors during screen transitions, such as the Capcom logo at the beginning.
Published on 3/15/2019

Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong are on a quest to retrieve the former's banana horde from the Kremlings. But with less hurry than usual.
In this run, Tompa completes the game while avoiding the Y button that allows characters to run and to roll. Game mechanics such as grabbing a rope and getting shot out of a barrel are used to boost character speeds. See the author's comments for details.

Note: 5 presses of the Y button are required in one boss fight in order to pick up and throw barrels.
Published on 5/8/2019

Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! is an adventure platform video game developed by Rare and published by Nintendo for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. It is the third installment of the Donkey Kong Country series and serves as a direct sequel to Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest.
In this movie, Doomsday31415 improves the previous record set by Dooty by 02:02.50 minutes thanks to new tricks and better optimization.
For more primate action, we recommend watching the 105% completion movie.
Published on 6/23/2019

Final Fantasy V is probably the least known of the Final Fantasy series on the SNES, because it was never published in the USA (PS1 port and GBA remake aside).
pirohiko improves the previous game end glitch TAS by 3 minutes and 14.16 seconds, thanks to a new route leading to arbitrary code execution. Please read the author's comments for more details.
Published on 9/29/2019

Firestriker is an overhead view action video game that was released on December 17, 1993 in Japan and on October 1994 in North America for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.
You are a knight charged to save the four kingdoms of the world, except normal weapons are ineffective against the monsters. Instead, you must use your sword to strike a glowing orb called the Trialight like a pinball around the screen. The Trialight is used to destroy enemies and obstacles as you make your way through dungeons.
Published on 6/4/2019

Krusty's Fun House is a video game based on the cartoon series The Simpsons. It was developed by Fox Williams for the British software house Audiogenic, and released in 1992 for the Amiga, NES, IBM PC, Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear, Game Boy, Super NES and Sega Mega Drive/Genesis. The 16-bit versions on the Super NES and the Mega Drive/Genesis were entitled Krusty's Super Fun House.
The player directs small rats to an extermination area through complicated maze-like levels. The player controls Krusty the Clown, who must create a path for the rats to follow and guide them towards an extermination device.
This is an improvement of 03:16.4 minutes over the previous publication.

Note: This run has been commentated on by the author and some RTA runners, you can watch it here.
Published on 1/15/2019

An action-packed wild-west shooting game converted from the arcades. Unlike the Genesis version, the SNES version does feature all of the levels from the arcade game.
jmosx36 defeats Sir Richard Rose in record time.
Published on 2/20/2019
Game:
Sunset Riders

Genres:
Shooter
Tags:
2 Players
Emulator Version:
lsnes rr2-β23 (true build)

This is a remake of Super Mario Bros. 3 present in Super Mario All-Stars. Aside from musical and graphical improvements, it also provides a save feature.
Maru defeats Bowser in record time and improves the previous run by 00:00.27 seconds.

The encodes feature commentary as soft subtitles.
Published on 3/10/2019
Tags:
Uses warps
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.2.2

This is the 5th published movie in a category of impressively fast Super Mario World TASes. It beats the game by jumping to the credits from one of the two levels available from the start, Yoshi's Island 2. This happens because a glitch involving eating a Charging Chuck allows manipulating the code being executed by the game using only controller input.
This run is 00:00.13 seconds faster than the previous movie thanks to better movement and a more efficient payload. Reading the submission comments for more information is highly recommended.
For more movies like this, see this list of TASes that execute arbitrary code.

You can watch this movie played on a real hardware here.
Published on 7/4/2019

In accordance with standard procedure, Samus discarded all of the items she collected on previous adventures before embarking on this one.
Super Metroid has a wide variety of time-saving glitches to exploit, many of which are explained on the Super Metroid Tricks page. Be sure to check it, as well as the author's comments, for more information on the improvements. This is an improvement of 6:28.70 over the predecessor movie.
If you prefer to watch the fastest completion without getting all the items and without any large skip glitches, check out Super Metroid in 35:58 by Sniq.

Every second encode link leads to a version where all graphics have been fixed.
Published on 8/1/2019

Just like in the Where is Waldo? books, The Great Waldo Search is about finding characters and objects hidden within comic scenes. There are five scenes in total, each with a few different distributions of how Waldo, Whitebeard's scroll, 150 points plates, and clocks are placed on them.
AranJaeger and LeHulk clear the five scenes in record time.
Published on 6/29/2019
Emulator Version:
lsnes rr2-beta23

The Hulk is a Marvel superhero who was created after Dr. Bruce Banner was accidentally exposed to harmful gamma radiation. In this game, the Hulk uses his incredible mutant strength and uncontrollable rage to smash his way through five levels in order to defeat The Leader and his minions.
This run saves 14 frames over the previous one via multiple small optimizations.
Published on 7/12/2019

SNES Zelda completed in a very quick manner. The trick that is used to cut completion time by so much is holding left+up+right while entering a corridor or staircase, allowing Link to clip through the wall and walk out of bounds.
This movie is an astonishing minute faster than the preceding version thanks to a brand new glitch.
Published on 2/12/2019

Trials of Mana (Seiken Densetsu 3 in Japan) is an RPG about your typical ragtag group of young adventurers. They are tasked with rescuing the eight elemental spirits from the clutches of evil and using their power to save the world.
In this run, keylie and kadmony exploit a problem with the programming of screen transitions to warp to the ending in under 11 minutes. Details are in the authors' comments.
We also have a run that does not use this glitch.
Published on 11/15/2019

Virtual Boy Wario Land was a platformer released for the Virtual Boy system in 1995. The main objective of the game is to traverse the 14 levels and find a hidden key in order to open up the next level. There are treasures hidden along the way; this TAS collects none of them and thus achieves the "bad ending".
This is an improvement of 1 minute and 12 seconds to the previous movie, thanks to collecting fewer coins, optimization improvements and new techniques which can be found in the authors' comments.
See also the 100% run which collects all treasures to get the best ending.
Published on 10/13/2019
A/V files:
A/V file via Mirror
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.3

Bundled with the Wii console in North America and Europe, Wii Sports is a collection of sports games to showcase the Wii Remote. It features golf, tennis, boxing, bowling and baseball.
In this run, tendog plays through the 9-hole course (which consists of all Beginner, Intermediate and Expert holes, each being 3 holes long) in record time.
Published on 1/19/2019
Game:
Wii Sports

Genres:
Sport
Emulator Version:
Dolphin 5.0-9186

Iji is a freeware game released by Daniel Remar in 2008. Quoting his website, where the game can be downloaded: "Iji is an action-packed strategic platform shooter with a detailed story, large levels with multiple paths, powerful bosses and lots of secrets. There are alternate gameplay events, dialogues and scenes depending on what you do, a wealth of extras and bonus features, and seven stats to upgrade through a leveling system. Iji herself has superhuman strength and abilities, and can crack Nanotechnology, use her enemies' most devastating weapons against them, and be a pacifist or a killer - the story adapts to how you play."
This time, Matslo123 plays through the Ultimortal difficulty, which gets unlocked after clearing Expert difficulty, whilst not taking damage in the process in record time.
Published on 4/10/2019

Iji is a freeware game released by Daniel Remar in 2008. Quoting his website, where the game can be downloaded: "Iji is an action-packed strategic platform shooter with a detailed story, large levels with multiple paths, powerful bosses and lots of secrets. There are alternate gameplay events, dialogues and scenes depending on what you do, a wealth of extras and bonus features, and seven stats to upgrade through a leveling system. Iji herself has superhuman strength and abilities, and can crack Nanotechnology, use her enemies' most devastating weapons against them, and be a pacifist or a killer - the story adapts to how you play."
Matslo123 collects everything that can be collected in a single playthrough (all posters, ribbons and superchages, Yukabacera's scrambler, the trapmine, the banana gun and all armor and jump upgrades) and clears the game in record time.
Published on 6/9/2019

Iji is a freeware game released by Daniel Remar in 2008. Quoting his website, where the game can be downloaded: "Iji is an action-packed strategic platform shooter with a detailed story, large levels with multiple paths, powerful bosses and lots of secrets. There are alternate gameplay events, dialogues and scenes depending on what you do, a wealth of extras and bonus features, and seven stats to upgrade through a leveling system. Iji herself has superhuman strength and abilities, and can crack Nanotechnology, use her enemies' most devastating weapons against them, and be a pacifist or a killer - the story adapts to how you play."
Due to a change in ending timing between this movie and the one it obsoletes, this is actually an improvement of 44.3 seconds over the previous movie, thanks to better optimisation and better health and nano management.
Published on 6/16/2019

Donkey Kong is a classic arcade game that spawned many ports, including this very ZX Spectrum port.

Encoder's Note: The first 4 minutes is dedicated to loading. The game loads at 4:06.
Published on 1/9/2019
Game:
Donkey Kong

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.3.0

Old Tower is a homebrew game for the ZX Spectrum in which the protagonist must collect coins while avoiding bats. Some levels require the player to switch between two characters in order to reach all of the coins.
In this run, EZGames69 & Alyosha improve the previous movie by 00:04.17 seconds.

Encoder's Note: The first 9 minutes is dedicated to loading. The game loads at 9:33.
Published on 12/21/2019
Game:
Old Tower

Genres:
Action
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.3.2


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