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Bobby is Going Home is a simple platform game developed by Bit Corporation and released in 1983. The goal of the game is to guide a boy named Bobby through diving hawks, dashing chickens, tricky pits, thorny rosebushes, and deadly sinkholes to the safety of his home.
Lobsterzelda improved the previous run via better character movement. However, this run is longer because it completes two loops of the game in order to show all of its unique content.
Published on 1/25/2020
Emulator Version:
BizHawk V. 2.3.1

In Boing!, you are a bubble named, with great originality, Bubble. The object here is to bounce on each of the thirty-six squares and turn them all on. You start at the bottom left. The Bubble Eater starts at the bottom right. He will chase you around the play field and if he catches you, you lose one of your lives. Pin starts at the top of a row and moves down. If you are hit by Pin, you pop and a life is lost.
KiwiCracker completes the six levels in record time.
Published on 7/18/2020
Game:
Boing!

Genres:
Puzzle
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.4.1

Cabbage Patch Kids: Adventure in the Park was released for the Colecovision. A version was also ported by Coleco to the Atari 2600, which went unreleased due to the video game crash of 1983.
Published on 3/15/2020

H.E.R.O. is a rare fast-paced platformer for the Atari 2600. You control a man with a gyropack who must traverse caves, avoid dangerous enemies, and use a few sticks of dynamite to blast open paths in order to rescue trapped miners.
DrD2k9 and NYMX improve the previous publication by 2.74 seconds, thanks to better optimisation.
Published on 10/13/2020
Game:
H.E.R.O.

Genres:
Action
Platform
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.5

Miniature Golf for Atari was one of the first golf video games. The sport, a spin-off of golf, is also known as minigolf or putt-putt. The goal is normally to putt your golf ball into the cup at the other end, in as few hits as you can.
But Wipeoutjack7 and ThunderAxe31 are in a hurry, so they sacrifice their score to get their yellow square ball into the nine square purple cups as quickly as possible. While they frequently achieve hole-in-ones anyway, taking two shots turns out to be faster on some holes.
Published on 3/10/2020
Game:
Miniature Golf

Genres:
Sport
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.3.2

One day, on your way to school you realize that a lot of obstacles appeared on the streets overnight. As a skater you feel challenged to skate over as many ramps and through as many pipes as possible while still arriving at school in time. You’ve got 5 minutes and a total of 30 obstacles to cope with.
KiwiCracker conquers all 30 obstacles in record time.
Published on 8/8/2020
Game:
Skate Boardin'

Genres:
Sport
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.4.2

Tetris the Absolute: The Grand Master 2 is the second arcade game in Arika's Tetris: The Grand Master series. The Grand Master 2 introduced the less-intimidating Normal Mode to attract more casual gamers, as well as an all-new grading system in Master Mode, the continuation of TGM's original gameplay.
Tetris the Absolute: The Grand Master 2 Plus is a free upgrade of TGM2, which added TGM+ Mode and the famous T.A. Death Mode that is played in this movie. This mode is notable for starting at maximum gravity (pieces drop from the top to the bottom in 1 frame) and increasing in speed from there; as the level increases, animations play faster and the delay before a piece locks in place becomes shorter.
Masterjun completes the T.A. Death Mode in record time while using wall kicks to speed up horizontal piece movement, collecting all 6 Gold Medals, and also achieving the Secret Grand Master grade. The in-game time is 02:40.40.
Published on 12/22/2020
Emulator Version:
mame-rr-0.139-v0.1-beta

Confuzion is a sliding-tile puzzle game in which players must explode all of the bombs in each level using a spark. The spark flows along a fuse, which is made up of a series of tiles. These tiles must be moved such that the fuse forms a path from the spark to each bomb, while also avoiding water droplets that can extinguish the spark.
nymx completes each puzzle so quickly that you'll miss it if you blink, finishing 96 levels (after which the game has no more unique challenges) in record time.
Published on 11/1/2020
Game:
Confuzion

Genres:
Puzzle
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.4

H.E.R.O. is a rare fast-paced platformer for the Commodore 64. You control a man with a gyropack who must traverse caves, avoid dangerous enemies, and use a few sticks of dynamite to blast open paths in order to rescue trapped miners.
NYMX and DrD2k9 play through the 20 levels in record time.
Published on 10/22/2020
Game:
H.E.R.O.

Genres:
Action
Platform
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.5

l'Abbaye des Morts (The Abbey of the Dead) is an exploration platformer game originally developed by Locomalito and Gryzor87, and released for PC in 2010 with a graphical style emulating a ZX Spectrum game. The Commodore 64 version, released 9 years later, features upgraded graphics thanks to significantly better hardware.
The game's official plot synopsis follows: "In the 13th century, the Cathars, clerics who preached about the poverty of Christ and defended life without material aspirations, were treated as heretics by the Catholic Church and expelled out of the Languedoc region in France. One of them, called Jean Raymond, found an old church in which to hide from crusaders, not knowing that beneath its ruins lay buried an ancient evil." Players take control of Jean Raymond, who can do no more than walk, crawl, and jump, as he explores the old church, discovering its terrible secrets the deeper he goes.
Noxxa collects the 12 crosses necessary to beat the game quickly and efficiently and brings them to the altar deep below the church, leading Jean to his unfortunate fate in record time.
Published on 12/17/2020
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.5.2

Tapper, also known as Root Beer Tapper, is a 1983 arcade game released by Bally Midway. The player takes on the role of a bartender who must serve eager, thirsty patrons before their patience expires while collecting empty mugs and tips.
In this run, DrD2k9 and Spikestuff quench the customers' thirst in record time.
We also have runs of the Arcade and Atari 2600 versions.
Published on 3/20/2020
Game:
Tapper

Genres:
Action
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.4.0

H.E.R.O. is a rare fast-paced platformer for the Colecovision. You control a man with a gyropack who must traverse caves, avoid dangerous enemies, and use a few sticks of dynamite to blast open paths in order to rescue trapped miners.
DrD2k9 and NYMX play through the 20 levels in record time.
Published on 10/18/2020
Game:
H.E.R.O.

Genres:
Action
Platform
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.5

Doom is a 1993 science fiction horror-themed first-person shooter (FPS) video game by id Software. It is considered one of the most significant and influential titles in the video game industry, for having ushered in the popularity of the first-person shooter genre. The original game is divided into three nine-level episodes and distributed via shareware and mail order. The Ultimate Doom, an updated release of the original game featuring a fourth episode, was released in 1995 and sold at retail.
This run by almostmatt1 & 38_ViTa_38 beats the first episode using Skill 4, Ultra-Violence. This is the most common skill level used in the Doom speedrunning and TAS community.
Note: The encode has been extended to include the full ending music. This is not present if you play back the movie in Doom.
Published on 12/27/2020

The Adventures of Captain Comic: Episode 1 - Planet of Death was one of the first console-style side-scrolling platform (shareware) games for PCs. Though it was developed as an experiment to test the viability of real arcade games on standard IBM-compatible PCs, Captain Comic gained fame as one of the best shareware games ever made, later serving as the inspiration for Commander Keen and even getting an unlicensed port to the NES.
To complete the game, players must collect three treasures that were stolen from the planet Omsoc: rare gems, a sack of rare coins, and a jeweled crown. David Fifield and Kabuto collect the three treasures as quickly as may be technically possible, thanks to accomplishing the routing of the run using computer optimization. To learn more about the algorithms and optimization work that went into this run, read the authors' submission notes.

The encodes of this movie have the authors' commentary embedded as subtitles. Additionally, there is a 21-part series of live coding videos that documents the creation of this TAS. Check out a TAS of the unlicensed NES port here.
Published on 12/4/2020

The second Castlevania title released on Nintendo DS after Dawn of Sorrow, this game is a direct sequel to Bloodlines on Sega Genesis. Dracula rises from the dead yet again (cue groan), and it's up to Jonathan Morris, helped out by Charlotte Aulin, a powerful mage student, to defeat him.
This time, mtbRc fully completes every single map (amounting to 1000% in total, and is therefore considered full completion), defeats all bosses and completes the game in record time.
Published on 4/10/2020

Crimson Room is a escape room game, originally created with Shockwave Flash for web game portals. It is a very short point and click adventure game, where the player has to find clues and items to escape the room. The first title received a direct sequel; Viridian Room. As well as two more rooms to escape from; Blue Chamber and White Chamber. All four escape room titles were ported to the DS title in a single package.
Spikestuff escapes from all four rooms from the DS version in record time.
Published on 10/11/2020
Game:
Crimson Room

Genres:
Adventure
Puzzle
Emulator Version:
DeSmuME 0.9.11

Mega Man ZX is the first Mega Man platformer on the DS. It is also the first Mega Man game to have the choice of a male or female protagonist (the latter is used in this run). Unlike previous Mega Man series, this series features a new system where the protagonist is actually a humanoid who changes forms using different biometals (collected mostly from bosses).
Published on 11/17/2020
Game:
Mega Man ZX

Genres:
Action
Platform
Emulator Version:
DeSmuME 0.9.9

The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks is an action-adventure game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo DS. It is the direct sequel of The Wind Waker and Phantom Hourglass.
Karaage completed every dungeon in less than four hours.
There is also an alternate YouTube stream featuring Japanese commentary by the author.

Note: Due to poor emulation there are instances of incorrect shadows throughout most of this game.
Published on 7/1/2020

Arumana no Kiseki is an FDS-only platformer with an interesting grappling hook mechanic. Perhaps not surprisingly for a rather complicated mechanic like this one, it can be abused heavily to clip through walls and most of several levels.
This run is an update of the predecessor movie that aiqiyou improved by 00:21.03 seconds through heavier optimization and better planning.
Published on 11/14/2020

Esper Dream is an action RPG for the Famicom Disk System. It stars a boy with extrasensory perception (ESP) who has been transported into a book and must save the world inside by rescuing a mayor's daughter and collecting two special items. In addition to his ESP powers, he can use projectile weapons on his quest.
This run completes the game in record time by manipulating enemy position in battles, using the weapons and ESP powers strategically, and getting a large number of esper points (EP)--necessary for using the ESP powers--via an underflow glitch.
Published on 2/20/2020
Game:
Esper Dream

Genres:
RPG
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.3.2

After Burst for Game Boy was released Japan-exclusively by NCS in 1990. Conceptually just a simple 2D shooter it features three modes (normal, 1P VS, 2P VS) of which this run plays the 1P VS mode. To reach this mode's ending, 15 (instead of 30 in normal mode) single-screen stages have to be cleared (all of which are different from the ones in normal mode).
The game features a ballistic bullet mechanic where you can charge each shot to have a higher exit velocity. Since only one player bullet can be visible at a time, the damage that can be done in any given timespan is severely limited, necessitating hitting multiple targets in one shot for best efficiency.
Quite strikingly, this game is plagued by extreme lag, slowing in-game time down significantly and contributing to about 80% runtime of the entire movie (about 4 lag frames per normal frame).
jlun2 improves the previous TAS by 7.74 seconds, thanks to decreasing the downtime between shots by changing their aim.
Published on 4/7/2020
Game:
After Burst

Genres:
Shooter
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.4

After Burst for Game Boy was released exclusively in Japan by NCS in 1990. Conceptually just a simple 2D shooter, it has three modes: Normal, 1P VS, and 2P VS.
The game features a ballistic bullet mechanic where you can charge each shot to have a higher exit velocity. Since only one player bullet can be visible at a time, the damage that can be done in any given timespan is severely limited, necessitating hitting multiple targets in one shot for best efficiency. Quite strikingly, this game is plagued by extreme lag, slowing in-game time down significantly.
This run completes the Normal mode's 30 stages in record time. We also have a run of the 1P VS mode, which has different stages.
Published on 4/18/2020
Game:
After Burst

Genres:
Shooter
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.4

In this port of an arcade game, the eponymous avenging spirit has been summoned by his girlfriend's father to rescue her from a crime syndicate holding her hostage.
As a ghost, the protagonist has the ability to possess enemies with a selection of different abilities, but that's rarely seen in this run.
In order to pull off the rescue, three keys are needed; these are retrieved in this run so as to obtain the best possible ending.
EZGames69 and WarHippy improve the previous TAS by 1612 frames (if emulation differences are not accounted for), thanks to better strategies and optimization.

You can watch the complete run being played back on a console.
Published on 12/6/2020
Game:
Avenging Spirit

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.5.2

Batman returns to stop the Joker's latest insane criminal plot once again, 00:03.55 seconds faster than the last time! (See this submission's movie discussion for more explanation, though, of why the final time appears to be slower in this movie.)
This game is one of those grappling hook games, with which Batman can just swing through areas quickly. Different strategies for level 2 and a more optimized fight with the Joker contribute to this submission's improvement.

You can watch the complete run played back on console
Published on 11/3/2020

Battletoads is a classic video game by Rare for the NES, but different versions of the game were also made for many other systems, such as the Genesis and the Game Boy. All of these games are known for their comical animation style (such as gigantic fists and boots when the toads attack) and their high difficulty, essentially requiring the player to memorize the upcoming dangers to react fast enough to survive.
In this version, the player plays as the Battletoad Zitz on a quest to rescue the other two Toads, Rash and Pimple, from the Dark Queen. This game has only 9 stages, as opposed to 12 in the NES version. However, unlike the NES version of the game, there are no warps, and there is no two-player option. There are also fewer time-saving glitches. That doesn't stop Lobsterzelda, though, from beating up tons of enemies and completing the game very quickly.
In this run, Lobsterzelda improves the predecessor movie by 01:09.37 minutes by using a new skip and tighter optimization.
For more Battletoads madness, you can also see our movies of the NES version.

You can watch the console-verification of this movie here.
Published on 2/15/2020
Game:
Battletoads

Genres:
Fighting
Platform
Emulator Version:
BizHawk V. 2.3.3

This Konami-"disowned" Castlevania title follows the earliest Belmont, Sonia, as she attempts to thwart Dracula for the first time. We also meet his son Alucard for the first time. The 5 optional Belmont Treasures are collected in this movie, which enables a secret ending after the credits with mysterious implications.
strizer86 breezes through the game by whipping enemies, climbing ropes strangely, and screenwrapping around Dracula's castle. The author beats the previous run by 1:53.92 minutes, owing to careful lag management, judicious use of Burning Mode, and a variety of new tricks.
Published on 9/15/2020

Contra: The Alien Wars is the third entry in the Contra series. Like its predecessors, it is a predominantly side-scrolling shooter with a heavy emphasis on action. The protagonist can fire in eight directions when standing still. New abilities include climbing on walls, grabbing poles and navigating tanks. Parts of scenery can be destroyed. Originally released on the SNES, this version of the game was released on the Game Boy in 1994.
ThunderAxe31 makes quick work of this game, while refusing to kill any enemies. Well, he accidentally stomped on a couple of them, watched one fall into the abyss, wasn't careful enough and enabled some landmines... Some enemies even exploded by themselves. But it was never his intention, okay? It's a pacifist completion.
Published on 5/31/2020

This version of Donkey Kong (informally known as Donkey Kong '94, due to its 1994 release date) follows the same premise as the original game from the 1980s, in that Mario is tasked with rescuing Pauline from the eponymous Donkey Kong. Besides adding over 90 additional stages to the original 4 stages, this release also introduces many new game-play mechanics which both help and hinder Mario from reaching his goal. Some of these new elements are patterned off concepts from other Mario games including Donkey Kong Jr., SMB, SMB 2 (USA), and SMB 3.
DrD2k9 throws barrels at DK and rescues Pauline in record time.

You can watch the complete run being played back on a console.
Published on 8/2/2020

In what is essentially a port of Donkey Kong Country 2 to the Game Boy, Diddy Kong and his girlfriend must rescue Donkey Kong from Captain K. Rool. Along they way they are distracted by a copious amount of shiny coins and other miscellaneous tasks.
This movie achieves 100% completion, which is the maximum allowable by the game.
Alyosha improves the previous TAS by 2 minutes and 3.05 seconds, thanks to better optimisation, but also thanks to using an intended shortcut.
Published on 11/8/2020

Gargoyle's Quest is another platform game made by Capcom, where you play as Firebrand, a gargoyle predestined to become the Red Blaze and take down King Breager.
This run beats the branch without zipping by 5:48.46 minutes.

This movie can be watched running on real console hardware here.
Published on 10/23/2020

Kwirk the Chilled Tomato was exploring with his girlfriend when she suddenly disappeared! To find her, Kwirk must travel through puzzles consisting of turnstiles, pushable blocks, and pits which must be filled before crossing. Sometimes his friends are available to lend a hand.
This movie completes all 30 levels of the "Going Up?" mode.
This improved version beats the predecessor movie by 11 steps.

A basic resync of the TAS for loading times has been console verified
Published on 2/7/2020
Game:
Kwirk

Genres:
Puzzle
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.3.3

This game, also known as Rockman World (ロックマンワールド), is the first of a GB series of Mega Man games.
The Game Boy series is a little different from the NES series in that there are only four Robot Masters to fight at the start. Those four are borrowed from the NES game of the same number, while four more Robot Masters from the next NES game guard Dr. Wily’s fortress. Game Boy Wily also likes to have a backup fortress in space after his first one is beaten. Another recurring concept in the Game Boy games is a ninth robot boss unique to the game who gives you a new weapon that is usually the only weapon effective against the final boss.
The authors, Tremane and Noxxa, improved the previous movie by 1.59 seconds (disregarding the GBC bootup), thanks to better optimisation and lag reduction.
See this movie played on a console via Game Boy Interface.
Published on 5/2/2020

Mickey's Dangerous Chase is a simple platformer for the GameBoy. You can play as either Mickey or Minnie and the goal is to get back a present that Pete stole. The character can walk, jump, and pickup blocks and throw them. It heavily resembles Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers for the NES except with some autoscrollers with vehicles.
This run is 174 frames faster than the previous movie. The time appears longer due to more accurate loading emulation.
Published on 6/13/2020
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.4.2

Mouse Trap Hotel is a Game Boy game developed by Imagineering (Who are known for the fantastic title: Bart vs. the Space Mutants) and published by Electro Brain/Milton Bradley in 1992.
The story's premise follows a mouse named Maxie who's visiting a hotel to meet up with his girlfriend. There's one small catch. The hotel is littered with mouse traps.

With some basic edits, this movie has been resynced in GBC-in-GBA mode and played back on real console: watch the video here.
Published on 11/12/2020
Game:
Mouse Trap Hotel

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.4.2

Ash reveals his dark side, using save corruption and direct memory manipulation to catch 64 of the 151 Pokémon in the blink of an eye. Then he beats the game in less than a minute (in-game time) - without ever leaving his own room, bypassing Professor Oak's speech and skipping right to the high praise for his impressive stats.
This run is so glitchy that it's near impossible to follow what's going on without help; reading the author's notes is highly recommended.
Published on 11/11/2020

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

You can watch the complete run being played back on a console.
Published on 12/5/2020
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.4.2

The Humans is a kind of a crossbreed between Lemmings and The Lost Vikings. Its gameplay consists of manipulating a number of humans with unique abilities to overcome obstacles (such as dinosaurs or Neanderthals) in order to bring a human to an exit point.
artbreeder employs a number of glitches, particularly one that allows humans to pass through solid walls, to complete the game's hard difficulty mode in record time.

You can watch the console verification of this movie here. For more Humans action, check out the run of the Genesis version.
Published on 12/22/2020
Game:
The Humans

Genres:
Puzzle
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.5.2

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening is a classic Game Boy Zelda adventure. Link must travel across the dream world of Koholint Island, collecting the 8 Instruments to wake the Wind Fish and go home after a terrible shipwreck.
... or at least, that's what normally is supposed to happen. Using subframe resets, and some other glitches, CasualPokePlayer shows a much faster way to reach the credits.
Published on 10/26/2020

According to the dates given in the manuals, this game takes place after Wizards & Warriors III, although it was published earlier. Malkil is back at his evil deeds. He has abducted Princess Elaine and taken her to his Fortress of Fear. It's up to Kuros to save her.
ventuz improves the previous movie by 1139 frames if emulation differences are not accounted for, thanks to better optimisation.
Published on 12/22/2020

Zen: Intergalactic Ninja is a game made by Konami in 1992 for the Game Boy. In it, the titular character has to stop the main villain, Lord Contaminous from harming the Earth's ecological environment.
EZGames69 defeats Lord Contaminous and saves the planet in record time.
We also have a TAS of the NES version.

You can watch the complete run played back on console
Published on 5/5/2020
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.4.1

Those who greatly dislike that Aria of Sorrow's main character isn't related to the Belmont clan whatsoever can safely relax, because the powerhouse known as Julius Belmont enters the stage in the relatively short run of this Castlevania installment.
Julius is only available to those who have completed the main quest. While he can't do most of Soma Cruz's fancy tricks, he can get around just as quickly by glitching through walls and hopping madly around the castle, producing almost inhuman sounds with every jump.
This is an improvement of 53 frames over the previous publication.
Note: This movie starts where a main quest TAS left off. We do not usually accept movies beginning from a save. Please read the rules to see our reasons.
Published on 12/30/2020

The main quest completion time has been shortened to nearly one sixth of what it initially was, thanks to the discovery of a glitch that allows Juste to sink into walls.
This is a 02:51.65 minute improvement over the previous movie.
The author has created an elaborate encode that shows the player's position on the map, contents of the game's memory, and hacks the camera to follow the character's movement more. It is available on YouTube, NicoVideo, and Bilibili.
However, if you still think there is not enough zipping through walls, be sure to watch the second quest completed in less than half a minute!
Published on 11/2/2020

Digimon Ruby (also known as Digimon Rury, as it is written on its box-art) is a bootleg role-playing game developed by Taiwanese bootleg game developer Vast Fame, released circa 2003. As with other Vast Fame games, it is best known for its rather spotty grasp of the English language.

The YouTube encode includes commentary in the form of soft subtitles.
Published on 6/30/2020


DK: King of Swing is a Donkey Kong spinoff game developed by Paon and published by Nintendo in 2005 for the Game Boy Advance. The Kongs are planning a competition to see who's the best in the jungle! Just before it begins, K. Rool steals all the medals for the tournament! DK must hunt down K. Rool and get back those stolen medals for the tournament!
Published on 1/22/2020

DK: King of Swing is a Donkey Kong spinoff game developed by Paon and published by Nintendo in 2005 for the Game Boy Advance. The Kongs are planning a competition to see who's the best in the jungle! Just before it begins, K. Rool steals all the medals for the tournament! DK must hunt down K. Rool and get back those stolen medals for the tournament!
The complete definition of the '200%+" goal is defined in the submission text.

Note: this run has been commentated by its author, you can watch here.
Published on 3/13/2020

DK: King of Swing is a Donkey Kong spinoff game developed by Paon and published by Nintendo in 2005 for the Game Boy Advance. The Kongs are planning a competition to see who's the best in the jungle! Just before it begins, K. Rool steals all the medals for the tournament! DK must hunt down K. Rool and get back those stolen medals for the tournament!
g0goTBC beats the game with Diddy Kong who features some gameplay differences, making the game harder than with Donkey Kong and showing different strategies. This movie is a 00:39.88 second improvement over the previous record by PiePusher11.
Published on 11/10/2020

Set in a post-apocalyptic New York, Double Dragon Advance is an enhanced port of the arcade original. It follows the story of Billy and Jimmy Lee, twin brothers trained in the fighting style of Sou-Setsu-Ken. Together, they manage a small martial arts training school, teaching their students in self-defense.
zoboner rescues Miriam on the hardest difficulty in record time.
Published on 12/24/2020

Dr. Muto is about a scientist who blows up his own planet, and must gather items to restore it. The mutable doctor can morph into different creatures such as a mouse, a fish, and a gorilla to reach the needed items, similar to Shantae.
Author jlun2 collects every item in the game in record time.
Published on 5/19/2020
Game:
Dr. Muto

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.4

Dragon Ball Z: Buu's Fury is an action RPG released in America on September 14, 2004, for the Game Boy Advance. The game focuses on the final parts of the Dragon Ball Z series (season 7), namely the battles with Majin Buu. The game added several new additions to the series. First, the game added equipment, which could be equipped to characters to alter their stats and provide various other benefits.
Flint829 defeats Buu in record time.
Published on 7/16/2020
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.3.1

What would happen if Goku lost his childlike charm? Dragon Ball: Advanced Adventure of course! From start to finish Goku turns it up to the max and destroys all enemies with blisteringly fast combos. Try to keep up as Goku makes his way from novice to hero.
The predecessor movie time has been beaten by 01:04.31 minutes.
Published on 7/15/2020

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. This time, Memory uses the best unlockable machine at the hardest difficulty setting to blaze through the Knight tracks of the Grand Prix mode.
Published on 7/23/2020

Hamtaro: Ham-Ham Games is a sports video game developed by AlphaDream and published by Nintendo for the Game Boy Advance in 2004.
The game is split up into 7 days. The Opening Ceremony and the 100hm Dash are played on the first day. From then until the last day, three events are participated in each day. In the break time between the events players may guide Hamtaro around the various venues in search of Sunflower Seeds and other items. On the final day, the only event participated in is the Marathon.
Published on 10/7/2020
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.5

This is a jump 'n run game based on the movie of Nickelodeon's popular TV show, Hey Arnold! It lets you play as several characters from the series – Arnold, Gerald, Grandpa, and Grandma – as they try to save their neighborhood from being demolished by corrupt developer Scheck.
Jules beats the previous TAS by 00:58.87 seconds. Improvement comes from better optimization throughout, more glitching and better boss fights.
Published on 7/18/2020
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.4.2

It's Mr. Pants is a puzzle game for the Game Boy Advance featuring Mr. Pants, who was Rare's online mascot at the time. The goal is to place colored blocks on a grid in order to form rectangles and clear the screen.
In this run, qqwref speeds through the game's 250 puzzles, on average completing each one in fewer than 11 seconds.
Published on 4/29/2020
Game:
It's Mr. Pants

Genres:
Puzzle
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.4

The third game in the Megaman Zero subseries takes place two months after its predecessor. It features mostly the same game play as before, but with a different Cyber Elf system and customizable armor. Also new are the Secret Disks, which can be analyzed for information about the series, enemies, items, and the characters.
This run aims to collect all disks, all sub-tanks, and all Ex-Skills. It also gets a special rank when the final stage ends (Disk Capturer) and unlocks Ultimate Mode afterward. Geinuhayst saved 01:22.93 minutes from the previous run by using different Ex-Skills and tricks to allow faster movement and quicker boss fights. See the submission notes for details.
We also have a run that completes the game as quickly as possible.
Published on 4/5/2020

Mo Jie Qibing (魔戒奇兵 "Lord of the Rings") is a bootleg action game developed by Taiwanese bootleg game developer Vast Fame and released in 2003. It is a top-down shooting game in the vein of Pocky & Rocky - in fact, it even uses the engine from Kiki KaiKai Advance (known as Pocky & Rocky with Becky in the US), which Vast Fame are rumored to have obtained legitimately from its developers. This game's US release was translated as The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, but the movie scenes that appear before each stage are captured from The Fellowship of the Ring.
Players take control of their favorite The Lord of the Rings character analog (Alice, Glenda, Jerry, Shredder, or Roger), and shoot their way through 8 enemy-infested locales (such as a desert full of cacti) that bear little resemblance to any place in the source material that the game is ostensibly based on. Each world has 1 or 2 stages, and ends with a boss fight.
Watch as Noxxa blazes through the game on hard mode with record-setting alacrity, using the fire-flinging wizard Gandalf Glenda for his slow-moving secondary projectiles that shred bosses. Both the camera and luck are manipulated in this run to get to the final encounter with Sauron (?) as quickly as possible - see the author's notes for a detailed breakdown.
Published on 9/28/2020

Ninja Five-O features a ninja cop battling evil ninja masters and terrorists.
Joe Osugi, bizarre 'anti-terrorist ninja', is called in to assist the local police, who seem to be completely useless in rescuing some hostages.
The game is basically a series of rooms connected together. Your job is to rescue the hostages and then escape the stage through the red door. You have in your arsenal a three-level shuriken, a sword, and a grappling hook similar to the one from Bionic Commando. Joe also has two special abilities: to make himself invincible and to attack all enemies on screen.
Memory improves the previous TAS by 28.64 seconds, thanks to better optimisation and new tricks. Please read the author's comments for more details.
Published on 10/12/2020
Game:
Ninja Five-O

Genres:
Action
Platform
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.4.2

Pink Panther: Pinkadelic Pursuit stars the legendary hip feline in a platforming adventure to get back home after a misguided rocket interrupts his fishing and sends him to space. Despite having the same name, this game is completely different from the PSX version.
wesen runs, jumps, and swaggers his way through the game in record time.

wesen also has a TAS for the PSX version of the game.
Published on 8/31/2020

Pokémon: Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald form the third generation of Pokémon, after Pokémon: Gold and Silver. Noticeable differences include the graphics and interface, Pokémon abilities, and running shoes that allow the player to move around much faster in the overworld before getting the bike.
This improvement of nearly 22 minutes over the previous TAS is the result of thorough research and testing by the author. A new strategy allows ending the game with only 5 badges by corrupting the memory, allowing her to execute arbitrary code. This was possible due to a switch to the Japanese version, which has a larger character set to use for the PC Box payload. For more information, see the author's comments.
We also have a run that completes the entire game without major glitches.
Published on 8/29/2020

Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros 3 is a platform video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Game Boy Advance. It is an enhanced remake of the Nintendo Entertainment System video game Super Mario Bros. 3, and is based on the remake found in Super Mario All-Stars for the Super NES.
It contains several enhancements, including the addition of Mario and Luigi's voices by Charles Martinet, a multiplayer mode based on the original arcade game Mario Bros and the ability to scan e-Cards, utilizing two Game Boy Advances, the e-Reader, and a copy of Super Mario Advance 4. Once a card is scanned, it adds certain content to the game.
EZGames69 and GoddessMaria use warp whistles to beat the game in record time.

You can watch the complete run being played back on a console.
Published on 7/22/2020
Tags:
Uses warps
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.4.2

Devil Island, also known as Emo Dao (惡魔島), is an action role-playing bootleg game for the Game Boy Color developed by Vast Fame. It copies Konami's Japan-exclusive NES game, Getsu Fuuma Den, with its gameplay. The game's aesthetics are styled after the Castlevania franchise, also by Konami. Much like Castlevania, the player's default weapon is a whip, except it can be held down for rapid fire.
This run beats the predecessor movie by 00:14.01 seconds by using new save glitches.
Published on 10/8/2020

It's Hamtaro time! Boss has a big secret in store for the Ham-Hams, but he's gotta find them first! The guy's got too much on his hands already, so he sends the loveable Carrot-headed Hamtaro out on the search for the Ham-Hams. The thing is... Hamtaro's gotta learn some hip Ham-chat if he wants everyone to listen to him. So as he ventures on in the game, he becomes the street-wise hipster, learning Ham-chat and getting into tons of adventures... and trouble!

You can watch the complete run played back on console
Published on 8/8/2020
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.4.2

Harvest Moon 3 GBC is a farm simulation video game for the Game Boy Color developed and published by Victor Interactive Software. It takes place on an island, which has some mountainous regions, a grassland, a small village, and the farm where a lot of the game takes place. There are no shops to buy things like tools, crops, and animals; every Monday and Thursday a ferry is available to take the character to the mainland, where all of the shops reside.
ViGadeomes plays as a girl, who gets her partner married in record time.
Published on 6/23/2020
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.4

Harvest Moon 3 GBC is a farm simulation video game for the Game Boy Color developed and published by Victor Interactive Software. It takes place on an island, which has some mountainous regions, a grassland, a small village, and the farm where a lot of the game takes place. There are no shops to buy things like tools, crops, and animals; every Monday and Thursday a ferry is available to take the character to the mainland, where all of the shops reside.
ViGadeomes plays as a boy and goes through the three years in record time.
Published on 6/23/2020
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.4

Hexcite is a punningly named puzzle game in which players place various polygons on a game board. Points are scored by placing polygons next to previously played shapes, and the game ends when the entire board is filled.
This run by JorWat25 plays the 50 challenges of Practice Mode and wins each by the smallest possible point margin. This often means the challenges are solved in a single move.
Published on 2/20/2020
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.3.2

Set before the events of the first two NES games, the player gets to play as Christopher Belmont, one of Simon's ancestors.
Unlike most Castlevania games, there are no sub-weapons, and the player loses whip upgrades upon damage. Additionally, the Castlevania Game Boy games, unlike their NES counterparts, have ropes and moving spike walls instead of stairs.
This game, being one of the first to come out for the Game Boy, was programmed poorly, exhibiting lots of lag, and also suffers from poor jump controls. Seizing upon that, the level designers took it upon themselves to create fake difficulty by requiring pixel perfect jumps throughout.
In this movie, arukAdo improves the previous TAS by 57.68 seconds (after accounting for emulation differences), thanks to newly found tricks and better optimisation. Please read the author's comments for more details.
Note: The Konami Collection version was used instead of the original, as it lags a bit less, and is also fully colored.
Published on 8/26/2020

Mega Man Xtreme is a port of the popular Mega Man X series to the Game Boy Color. It adapts the Mavericks and their stages from that series and wraps it into gameplay more suited for the portable console.
Here, FractalFusion & Alyosha speed through the game and exploit glitches to create a movie worthy of what we have come to expect from Mega Man at TASVideos.
This movie is about 7 seconds faster than the previous record by FractalFusion. It appears longer due to significantly more accurate emulation of the loading times in this run.
This movie is played from a save that has unlocked "Extreme mode", which allows you to play all of the levels in one game. Runs that start from a savestate are not normally allowed; see the Movie Rules for more on this.

You can watch the complete run played back on console
Published on 2/9/2020

Men in Black: The Series is a GBC game based on the animated series, which was based on the movie, which was based on the original comics. In it, you play as rookie agent J as he goes up against an alien invasion to save Earth and rescue K.
TehBerral abuses a wall-jumping glitch to make short work of this very derivative game. Furthermore, Alyosha noticed and corrected a mistake that saved an additional 7 frames while working to console-verify the TAS this run obsoletes, yielding an improvement over the previous movie of 0.09 seconds.

You can watch the complete run being played back on a console.
Published on 9/8/2020

Pokémon Card GB2: GR-dan Sanjou! is the Japan-only sequel to Pokémon Trading Card Game. Team Great Rocket has stolen TCG Island's Pokémon cards and kidnapped the Club Masters, and you must travel to GR Island to put an end to their evil plans, by defeating them in Pokémon card duels.

You can watch the complete run being played back on a console.
Published on 3/4/2020

Pokémon Puzzle Challenge, originally released in Japan as Pokemon de Panepon (ポケモンでパネポン), is a video game for the Game Boy Color. It is based on Panel de Pon (known as Tetris Attack in the West), only with characters from the Pokémon franchise.
Published on 4/30/2020
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.3.1

Published on 5/21/2020

Pokémon Trading Card Game is the video game incarnation of the popular Pokémon Trading Card Game (Pokémon TCG). It features digital versions of the first three sets of real-life trading cards, along with exclusive cards that are not available outside of the game. Normal gameplay involves finding and battling other trainers and Masters, eventually becoming the Champion and earning the Legendary Cards.
However, gifvex instead decided to glitch out the first battle and confuse the game into reading deck contents as code. This allows gifvex to reach the game's credits in just under 3 minutes. For more information, see the authors' comments.
We also have a similarly short run of the sequel, Pokémon TCG2.

You can watch the complete run being played back on a console.
Published on 6/26/2020

The Emperor's New Groove is the companion game for the Disney movie of the same name. The game takes place after Emperor Kuzco has been turned into a llama, and your goal is to guide llama-Kuzco back to his palace in order to change him back to a human. Although this is a relatively simple platformer, Kuzco's llama form requires careful attention to fully optimize movement speed.
This run beats the previous one by over 51 seconds.

You can watch the complete run played back on console
Published on 8/25/2020
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.4.2

Mario Party 7 is a party game released for the Nintendo GameCube in 2005. Four players race across a board trying to get stars.
In this TAS, BeastlyN64 plays on the "Solo Cruise" gamemode. This is the main story mode for Mario Party 7 in which the player must play through all 6 boards against one CPU opponent. Each board has a different objective the player must beat before progressing on to the next board. Unlike party mode, you don't play minigames at the end of each turn.
Published on 8/24/2020
Game:
Mario Party 7

Genres:
Board
Emulator Version:
Dolphin 5.0 (Stable)

NFL Street 2 is the second game in the series by Electronic Arts. It features team rosters from the 2004 NFL season. As in the first game, players can accumulate style points during play, but this game adds wall moves as a new method to get the points.
"NFL Challenge" mode remains the primary mode of the game but has changed from the first game. Players have 150 days to prepare a team for a tournament against the other NFL teams, with the winner challenging the NFL Legends.
In this run, Lobsterzelda completes the "NFL Challenge" mode as quickly as possible, using the wall moves to rack up style points and manipulating the computer teams to choose plays that lead to their rapid defeat.
Lobsterzelda improves his previous record by 3:45.80 minutes due to using the hardest difficulty.
Published on 7/25/2020

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door is an RPG made by Nintendo and is the second game in the Paper Mario series following Paper Mario for the Nintendo 64. It incorporates a world made of paper and turn-based battles, much like its predecessor. In it, Peach asks Mario to help find a treasure hidden in Rogueport. When he arrives, she is missing as usual, and he must collect 7 Crystal Stars and open the Thousand-Year Door to save her and collect the treasure.
This latest TAS by Malleoz features a never-before-seen strategy for Teleporter Room Early, as well as a couple more glitches exclusive to the US version of the game. This necessitated the change from the Japanese version used in the previous run. In the end, nearly fourteen minutes were saved.
Author's vocal commentary during the run's video can be watched on YouTube with a detailed overlay or on Twitch.
Published on 10/26/2020

Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones is an action-adventure video game developed and published by Ubisoft Montreal. It was released in December, 2005 in North America for the Xbox, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, and the Nintendo GameCube. The Two Thrones marked the third and final chapter for The Sands of Time saga, until the release of prequel The Forgotten Sands.
The game combines exploration and combat. Both elements make use of the Prince's acrobatic capability and agility. Throughout much of the game, the player must attempt to traverse the palace by running across walls, ascending or descending chasms by jumping back and forth between walls, avoiding traps, climbing structures and jumping from platform to platform, making other types of well-timed leaps, solving puzzles and using discovered objects to progress.
The author has provided the video commentary for this TAS.
Published on 5/13/2020

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.
Ubercapitalist takes on the Waterworld level of The Mercenaries using Wesker. Major manipulation of luck and the AI, in addition to Wesker's powerful arsenal, helps Ubercapitalist achieve the maximum number of kills possible and the highest score well before the evac helicopter arrives.
Ubercapitalist has also made a TAS of the Castle map and a TAS of the Village map for The Mercenaries.
Published on 9/10/2020

Released in early 2004, Sonic Heroes is a 3D platformer that sees four teams of characters seeking to take down Eggman’s army of robots. In this game, the player can switch between a team’s three characters, which each have unique abilities, to overcome various parts of each stage.
THC98 and Malleoz play through the story mode as Team Sonic in record time.
Published on 3/28/2020
Game:
Sonic Heroes

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
Dolphin 5.0

Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. fighting game series is rather different from your typical fighting game. Instead of wearing your opponent's health down to 0, you must knock him or her out of the battlefield. Damage counts upwards, with knockback from attacks that hit you becoming more severe as your damage increases. Fighting controls are also simplified, making it very easy for even your non-gaming friends to pick up and play.
Super Smash Bros. Melee offers fighters from the wealth of Nintendo characters like Mario, Bowser, different Pokémon, Link, and Kirby. They can either fight through the single-player modes like Classic, Adventure, and Event Mode, or they battle it out against other characters in a four-player frenzy.
Additional characters and stages are unlocked as hidden objectives are met, and coins rewarded for playing in all modes can be spent on a capsule toy machine. The toys in the machine represent games from Nintendo's entire video game history, and each can be viewed in 3D with a brief description.
In this TAS, Noxxa plays through the game's Classic Mode on the hardest difficulty, aiming to defeat every opponent in the most entertaining way possible. This often leads to some surprising solutions.

Note: The encodes also feature playing through the credits sequence as well as the "Challenger Approaching" fight against Jigglypuff.
Published on 5/15/2020
Emulator Version:
Dolphin 5.0-10707

Disney's Aladdin is a platform game based on the 1992 film of the same name developed by Virgin Games USA. The game was released by Sega for the Sega Genesis on November 11, 1993 as one of several games based on the film, including another game that was released in the same month by Capcom for the Super NES.
The game is one of the best-selling Genesis games with four million copies sold. It also received a number of adapted ports for other platforms, such as the NES, Game Boy, Amiga, and DOS computers.
This is a 00:34.44 second improvement over Flip's previous run. The improvement comes from new tricks and better optimization.
Published on 6/24/2020

Altered Beast is originally an arcade game. In each level, the player must collect 3 powerups in order to transform into a powerful beast and fight the boss of that level. This game was one of the first games of the Sega Genesis system, and was first bundled with it.
This might look like it's an auto-scrolling game, but in fact the scroll speed depends on the number of enemies on screen. The player tries to kill all enemies as soon as possible to increase the scroll speed, using 2 characters to maximize this process.
This run is longer than its predecessor due to using the hardest difficulty.
Published on 4/8/2020

The game is based on the popular French comics series Astérix. It is 50 B.C., and the entire Gaul (today's France) is conquered by the Romans. Only one village still remains independent, thanks to the incredible powers of its two great warriors, Asterix and Obelix. In the game, they must first of all liberate the village Orvio and rescue their friend Dogmatix.
The player can play as either Asterix or Obelix. They make their way through platform levels, fighting enemies by punching them, and jumping to access higher ares or to avoid falling down. There are also some items that the player can collect, such as bombs, with which the player can overcome obstacles and advance in the game.
In this run, Meerkov improves the previous record by 02:00.69 minutes.
Published on 5/27/2020

Batman is a game that closely follows the plot of the Tim Burton movie of the same name. In it, you follow Batman from the beginning of the movie through the birth and the death of the Joker.
Of course the movie doesn't involve Batman going through walls or dying to achieve his objective quicker.
arkiandruski improves his previous movie by 24.32 seconds, thanks to better optimisation. Please read the author's comments for more details. Also, the movie file features commentary in the form of soft subtitles.
Published on 11/22/2020

Crusader of Centy (1994), also known as Soleil, tells the story of a teenage boy saving humanity from monsters that might or might not actually be evil. To his aid he has up to two pets at a time granting him some special ability.
This improves on the previous movie by 14:32.77 thanks to a variety of new major skips and glitches.
Published on 7/21/2020

A prince and princess were in love with each other until a jealous demon turned the happy couple into a set of stone paddles; resembling that of the pinball kind. Suddenly, a ball came into existence that could use the prince and princess in order to defeat the demons that now rule over the kingdom.
Devilish: The Next Possession is a sequel of the Game Gear game Devilish. It was released for the Genesis in 1992.
Players have to use two paddles; the upper one is used to defeat demons while the lower one helps to prevent the player from dropping to its demise at the bottom of the board. By defeating bad guys and smashing through breakable blocks, the player advances towards the boss of each level.
Published on 5/20/2020

Donald in Maui Mallard is one of Disney Interactive's earlier works, released in 1995 for the Sega Genesis only in Europe and Brazil, in which Disney's Donald Duck takes the starring role. As the detective Maui Mallard, he's on the trail of a long lost Idol, which has recently vanished. Early on, Maui can also switch between his normal self and Ninja Maui, and with all the creepy voodoo enemies he'll encounter throughout his adventure, he's going to need all the help he can get.
SBDWolf completes the game in record time.
Published on 12/20/2020
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.5.2

Doom Troopers: Mutant Chronicles is a video game released in 1995 by Adrenalin Entertainment for the Super NES and Sega Genesis gaming systems. It is a platform shooter.
The player assumes the role of one of two commandos, Mitch Hunter and Max Steiner, fighting an evil horde of invading zombies and mutants. The game features eight different levels and a cooperative multiplayer mode for two players.
Published on 3/24/2020

Ecco: The Tides of Time (1994) is the sequel to Ecco the Dolphin. It is harder than the original, and continues its bizarre science fiction plotline. You control Ecco the dolphin, navigating the waters, circumnavigating the time-stream, saving lost DNA nucleotide pairs, and finding key crystals, schools of fish and pockets of air deep down in submarine caves.
Ecco is capable of moving at very high speed but has little in the way of brakes. Turning corners without smashing into walls is tricky to say the least.
Upthorn improves his previous previous record by 00:55.14 seconds.

As a bonus, Upthorn has created an extra encode that displays the TAS environment he designed for this run.
Published on 7/14/2020

This is a strange platformer where the main character, Michael Jackson, has an obsession with doing weird movements and occasionally dances together with the enemies before beating them to oblivion.
EZGames69 and Bloopiero improve the previous TAS by 23.64 seconds, thanks to newly discovered tricks and better optimisation. For more details, please read the authors' comments.
If you were looking for a run from the arcade version of this game, click here.
Published on 8/19/2020

Phantasy Star II, released in 1989, introduces us to the anti-utopian world of Mota, now dominated by the Mother Brain computer. Rolf, a government agent, is assigned the task of finding out why Mother Brain is malfunctioning, and yet his role in the destiny of Algo is far, far greater than anyone could imagine. Anyone, save one lone Esper. As the genetic construct Nei, the soldier Rudo, and others join him, can he topple the tyranny of Mother Brain and free Algo from an unholy evil?
Rolf and his friends, tired of all the violence they've seen, decide to take a pacifist route to save the Algol system with zero bloodshed. This run improves the author's previous run by 00:13.32 seconds by saving a trip to the armor shop and instead injecting the Carbonsuit (the item that triggers the ending) into inventory at the storage building. For more details, see the author's notes. For more details on the main ideas behind the glitches in this run, read the older run's submission notes.
Published on 9/23/2020

In this final installment of the famous Phantasy Star series, the protagonist, while out on a routine assignment, uncovers evidence pointing to a sinister threat to the entire solar system. One thing leads to another and he and the rest of his party eventually find themselves fighting the root of all evil. Such a quest would normally take at least ten hours, but with copious amounts of luck manipulation, it can be reduced to just under an hour and a half.
This is an improvement of 01:04.9 minutes over the previous version by the same author.
Published on 5/15/2020

In this final installment of the famous Phantasy Star series, the protagonist, while out on a routine assignment, uncovers evidence pointing to a sinister threat to the entire solar system. One thing leads to another and he and the rest of his party eventually find themselves fighting the root of all evil.
No reason to rush things though, right? In addition to completing all sidequests, the author also uncovers every single reference to Phantasy Star Universe.
This run is 2:28.42 minutes faster than the previous record.
Published on 5/30/2020

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.
This run is longer than the predecessor movie in movie length due to using Sonic only, but has a shorter in-game time.
We also have similar movies in Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Sonic the Hedgehog CD.

The downloadable encodes in the second set use a camhack, which attempts to always keep Sonic onscreen and puts HD sprites on top of the background to make the TAS look even better.
Published on 8/17/2020

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 Hierarchy faction in record time.
Published on 10/3/2020

Sword of Vermilion is an action role-playing game developed and published by Sega for the Mega Drive console in 1989.
The game is about the son of Erik, king of Excalabria, who takes on a quest of revenge to defeat Tsarkon and free the world of Vermilion from evil. Gameplay consists of traveling to towns and villages, battling creatures to gain experience and finding items such as swords, shields and armour, as well as many other items such as Herbs and Candles.
Published on 11/12/2020
Game:
Sword of Vermilion

Genres:
Action
RPG
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.3

Based on the 1992 Tom and Jerry movie, this game follows the popular cat and mouse duo as they help the young girl Robyn reunite with her father. It is a mostly linear platformer.
SpeedyTheHedgehog completes the game in record time via precise movements and time-saving damage. We have a number of other Tom and Jerry runs.
Published on 1/15/2020

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Treasure of Tarmin was the second licensed AD&D videogame on the Intellivision. The gameplay involves exploring a series of randomly generated mazes searching for weapons, armor, treasures, and magical items to battle a wide variety of monsters RPG-style. The game was released in 1982, meaning the 3D dungeon crawler perspective was very innovative for its time.
In this run, Winslinator uses an absurd amount of luck manipulation to breeze through the 12 chambers, defeat the Minotaur, and collect the Tarmin Treasure in under a minute. It improves upon the previous run by 00:07.63 seconds, thanks to a completely reworked route that features better movement optimization, collects the Teleport book earlier, and forgoes collecting the Midas book!
If you're itching for more Advanced Dungeons & Dragons we also have a run for the first title, Cloudy Mountain.
Published on 3/31/2020

1001 Spikes is a platform game released by Nicalis in 2014, consisting of a series of levels with various traps and hazards. The protagonist is Aban Hawkins, who explores different environments in search for his father, the archaeologist Jim Hawkins, and the treasure of Poko-Mum rumoured to be behind a golden door.
This time, keylie plays with 4 Abans and completes the game, while collecting all skulls, in record time. This obsoletes keylie's 1-player run by nearly 9 minutes.
Published on 4/13/2020
Game:
1001 Spikes

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
libTAS v1.3.5

Baba Is You is a puzzle game. Baba moves tiles around his world that define how the world works. The text "Baba Is You" means you are controlling Baba. If that becomes "Wall Is You", suddenly you are controlling all of the walls.
lexikiq finishes the game in record time.

Due to how fast the levels are solved, the second set of encodes show them slowed down to 16.7% of the normal speed, with everything else at normal speed.
If you're interested in playing it, though, we strongly recommend you play it first before watching the TAS, as it evidently spoils the solutions to the puzzles.
Published on 9/5/2020
Game:
Baba Is You

Genres:
Puzzle
Emulator Version:
libTAS v1.4.0

Braid is a famous indie platform game with some unique puzzlework. It was originally released on Xbox Live Arcade before being ported to other platforms. A major feature of the game is the player's unlimited ability to reverse time and "rewind" actions, even after dying. The game itself was intended to be an artful deconstruction of traditional video game concepts.
keylie improves his previous TAS by 1 minute 11.52 seconds in in-game time, thanks to better optimisation. Please read the author's comments for more details.

A warning for our headphone users and those who are sensitive to loud noises: There are two instances of a very loud noise playing at 6:55 and at 7:15 in the encodes. Please lower your volume beforehand.
Published on 12/19/2020
Game:
Braid

Genres:
Platform
Puzzle
Emulator Version:
libTAS v1.4.0

FTL: Faster Than Light is all about planning ahead. Though it features many different weapons and ship systems, it's up to the player to come up with tactics that will use such upgrades effectively rather than just getting bigger guns and fighting bigger enemies. It is necessary to learn which tactics work in order to survive long enough to reach the Federation forces and help them defeat the Rebels.
keylie warps around to reach and destroy the Rebel flagship in record time.
The encodes feature commentary by the author as soft subtitles.
Published on 7/21/2020

Shovel Knight is a retro-esque 2D platformer released by Yacht Club Games in 2014, and inspired by mechanics from NES platform games. It initially featured Shovel Knight as the playable character, but then received additional campaigns with three other playable characters, namely Plague Knight, Specter Knight and King Knight.
keylie shoulder bashes his way through the recently released King of Cards campaign (which stars King Knight) and defeats the Grand Trimvirate in record time.

The encodes feature commentary as soft subtitles.
Published on 5/27/2020
Game:
Shovel Knight

Genres:
Action
Platform
Emulator Version:
libTAS v1.3.5

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 TAS achieves the Genocide ending, which is known for being the most RNG-intensive category in the game due to the heavy emphasis on combat; the player must kill a specific amount of enemies in each area in order to not lock themselves out of this ending.
Published on 3/28/2020

Donkey Kong 64 is similar to Rareware's other Nintendo 64 platformer series, Banjo-Kazooie, but stars Donkey Kong and his friends from the Donkey Kong Country games. Several new features have been added to the game, like 3D graphics and the ability to change between different characters with different weapons and abilities.
In this run, RingRush uses glitches to skip a vast majority of the game and beat K. Rool in record time.
Due to differences between versions of the game, different timing methods, and the fact that RTA runs start with some features already unlocked, this run is slower than the RTA equivalent.

This run is a 00:50.77 second improvement over RingRush's previous movie.
Published on 5/26/2020

Earthworm Jim 3D sees the worm hero in a coma due to trauma from a cow. His brain and sanity are in danger, and his super-ego needs to collect marbles and golden udders to save the day.
theballaam96 does not do that in this run, choosing instead to use the super-ego's power of high jumps to just skip the game. See the submission notes for details.
Published on 3/24/2020
Game:
Earthworm Jim 3D

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.12.1

To beat The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, players must normally visit four temples and rescue the giant at each one, so that they can later be called upon with the Oath to Order to stop the moon from destroying Termina. The authors of this TAS barely even play the game, instead beating it by supersliding to the observatory and then sliding off of a pot using a bomb.
In this heavily glitched run of Majora's Mask, the authors achieve total control of the game using the newly discovered Stale Reference Manipulation (SRM) technique, allowing them to unlock inputs on a third controller and then using it to input and execute code that jumps the game straight to its credits sequence. Setting up the SRM is quite a feat, and it, along with loads of other tricks used in this run, are explained in detail in the authors' submission notes.
This run is performed on the Japanese 1.0 version of the game, which features faster text than the English version, in addition to having the fastest memory setup.
Published on 12/16/2020

In this TAS of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, the author aims to beat the game as quickly as possible all while staying in Kokiri Forest.
Published on 11/7/2020

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater is the first game in a now extensive series of 10+ games that are still being created and released to this day. It was first released for the PlayStation in September 1999, and later ported to the Nintendo 64 and Sega Dreamcast. "Primitive" by today's Tony Hawk control standards, it utilizes flip tricks, grab tricks, grinds, and special tricks, which can be done on street ramps, vert ramps, rails, and all sorts of other objects.
This TAS is over twice as short as the other run. This is because it abuses a replay glitch that allows transferring skate goals from one level to another. This means you can complete the entire game without going beyond the first level.
Published on 4/8/2020

Everyone knows Freddy Krueger, who turns the peaceful dreams of people living on Elm Street into lethal nightmares. In this game, the teenager(s) must stay awake and combat Freddy's various forms while collecting his scattered bones so that they can be incinerated.
Samsara improves the previous movie by a minute and a half through better movement, lag reduction, and a new trick that skips several boss refights.
Published on 8/17/2020

Dragons of Flame is the sequel that was promised in the credits of the infamous AD&D: Heroes of the Lance. While the game was better received than its predecessor, it was still limited to a Famicom release on Nintendo systems.
The game follows the party from Heroes of the Lance after they recovered the discs of Mishakal, until they slay the 'Dragon Highlord of the North', Lord Verminaard. The gameplay can best be described as a poor man's version of Zelda II for the NES.
Published on 10/8/2020

Heroes of the Lance is based on the first Dragonlance campaign and novel. The party journeys through the ruined city of Xak Tsaroth, face the ancient dragon Khisanth and retrieve the Disks of Mishakal. The interface is setup as a side scroller and only one member of the party is controlled at once.
Arc and ktwo improve the previous movie by 16.33 seconds, thanks to a newly found trick, where jumping into an exit can save up to 35 frames per screen.
Published on 8/1/2020

Adventures of Lolo (1989) was the first game of the Eggerland series that received a Western release. Interestingly, the series was developed by HAL Laboratory, who also created the Kirby series, and Eggerland protagonists Lolo and Lala make cameo appearances in Kirby games as Lololo and Lalala.
The goal of the game is to collect all of the hearts in every stage and then get the ball from the chest to open the door to the next room. Though it may seem simplistic, it remains a truly well-made puzzle. Finding optimal solutions to most of the rooms has proven to be a very nontrivial task, and every once in a while a new improvement is found.
This run improves the previous record by 00:00.27 seconds.
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Published on 3/25/2020
Game:
Adventures of Lolo

Genres:
Puzzle
Emulator Version:
FCEUX 2.2.3

Adventures of Lolo 3 is the final installment of the block pushing puzzle series for the NES. There are 100 levels this time and several bosses.
This is an improvement to the published run of a little more then 14 steps (or about 4 seconds).
Published on 4/30/2020
Emulator Version:
FCEUX 2.2.3

Alter Ego is an NES homebrew port of a ZX Spectrum puzzle game of the same name. You control a character who can switch places with his shadow a limited number of times in each stage. The goal is to collect all the items without touching any enemies. To further complicate matters, the blue-outlined items can only be collected by the shadow, whereas the pink-outlined items can only be collected by the main player.
This hardly stops aiqiyou, though, who barely avoids death in a number of puzzles and finishes in record time, while also improving the previous movie by 00:05.44 seconds.

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Published on 3/13/2020
Emulator Version:
FCEUX 2.2.3

Angry Birds is a series of games in which players use a slingshot to launch birds at pigs. This NES version, as opposed to the version developed by Nice Code, is a bootleg made by an unknown developer. This one is notable for having all of the music and background noise and most of the sound effects stored as DPCM samples.
ThunderAxe31 plays through all of the levels in record time.
Published on 5/1/2020
Emulator Version:
FCEUX 2.2.3

Angry Birds is a series of games in which players use a slingshot to launch birds at pigs. This NES version is a bootleg made by the Chinese company Nice Code, and was included on some portable Famicom clones. It is not related to the other NES port made by an unknown developer.
In this run, ThunderAxe31 eliminates the pigs as quickly as possible while also maximizing the score.
Published on 4/30/2020

Baseball is a simplistic recreation of America's pastime designed by Shigeru Miyamoto. One of the earliest NES games, it was instrumental to the success of the system in the North American market.
In this run, the Los Angeles Dodgers defeat the Oakland Athletics 1-0 in just over eight minutes. All batters are retired with just one pitch each, save for the Dodgers scoring one run in the bottom of the second.
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Published on 8/4/2020
Game:
Baseball

Genres:
Sport
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.4.2

Battle Kid 2: Mountain of Torment is the sequel to Battle Kid: Fortress of Peril and was released in 2012. Inspired from I Wanna Be The Guy and other classic platformers, this game follows the same format of having a large map in Metroidvania style where one has a large map to freely explore and must venture to various parts of it. You always die in one hit (3 hits for easy difficulty), but there are unlimited lives and a password system that allows you to continue where you left off. In total, there are over 650 rooms, 25 enemy types, 13 boss battles, 42 music tracks, and more bonus features this time around.
This time around, Timmy ventures through a mountain base (hence the subtitle "Mountain of Torment") to thwart the villains' plans once more.
This is an improvement of 29.60 seconds compared to the predecessor movie
Published on 2/29/2020

Battletoads (1991) is a futuristic beat 'em up known for its graphics and extreme difficulty. The story is that the sexy Dark Queen who wants to rule the universe has kidnapped Princess Angelica and a toad named Pimple. Two other toads, Rash and Zitz, attempt to rescue them and defeat the Dark Queen.
This run has two players and does not use warps.
As always, a bug on level 11 prevents player 2 from moving, so he gets a game over for that level. Player 1 plays level 11 alone and player 2 comes back for level 12. This is a bug in Battletoads itself.
Lobsterzelda improves the previous movie by 00:11.10 seconds.
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Published on 8/18/2020

Battletoads (1991) is a futuristic beat 'em up known for its graphics and extreme difficulty. The story is that the sexy Dark Queen who wants to rule the universe has kidnapped Princess Angelica and a toad named Pimple. Two other toads, Rash and Zitz, attempt to rescue them and defeat the Dark Queen.
Maybe you thought Battletoads was a game full of amphibians, but it is actually full of bugs. Those beta testers really should have spent a little more time on this game...
In this run, Lobsterzelda improves the previous movie by 4.13 seconds, thanks to better optimisation and recently found tricks. Please read the author's comments for more details.
To see the game broken even further with the use of memory corruption, watch this run.
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Published on 8/25/2020

Battletoads & Double Dragon: The Ultimate Team is an action packed beat 'em up crossover that features essentially the same physics as Battletoads. Together, these heroes must defeat the Shadow Boss, the Dark Queen, and an assortment of other baddies.
Lobsterzelda and feos improve the previous movie by 1 minute and 13.58 seconds, thanks to better optimisation and newly discovered tricks. Please read the authors' comments for more details.
Published on 11/5/2020

The original Castlevania is set in the year 1691. Simon Belmont must fight his way through the castle and destroy Count Dracula.
Challenger improves the predecessor movie by 00:56.19 seconds, mostly due to a recently discovered glitch which can affect the level layout.
There is also a run of this game which destroys as little as possible.
The MSX version has been TASed as well!
Published on 11/28/2020

Simon is taking another shot at this castle, but feeling horrible for the destruction he caused last time, he is now trying to respect Dracula's property and leave the place untouched (even if his intention is to kill the count).
As a minimalist variation of a pacifist goal, this movie does not contain any destruction in the levels: candles and walls are left intact, items stay untouched, and no enemy is harmed — with the exception of the bosses, who are killed mercilessly with the help of the "critical hit" glitch.
With Simon sneaking by most enemies with no subweapons and only his leather whip, this ends up being quite a stealthy run.
Challenger improves the previous run by 1 minute and 17.77 seconds, thanks to the scroll glitch that's also present in the non-pacifist run linked above.
This movie has a full Atlas Map encode, which shows the standard encode overlaid on a zoomed out map.
Published on 12/31/2020

Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse is the story of Trevor Belmont's battle against Dracula from the times before Simon's battle in Castlevania. In this complex and difficult game, there are three playable allies whom Trevor can recruit: Alucard (Dracula's son), Grant DaNasty (a pirate captain), and Sypha Belnades (a mystic warlord).
Unlike the other branches of Castlevania III, this run uses a stairs glitch in Block 4 to climb directly to Dracula and skip most of the game. Only the USA version allows this glitch to work, so it was used instead of the Japanese version, which has superior sound quality.
In this run, scrimpeh beats the predecessor movie by 00:52.60 seconds through new tricks and better strategies.
Published on 6/27/2020

Cheetahmen II is the unfinished sequel to game #52 of Action 52. The game contains 6 of the 10 levels originally proposed, in which the player takes control of Apollo, Hercules, and Aries, switching off every two levels.
This run is done with a patched ROM that allows all 6 levels to be played without invoking rare glitches. Here's the run of the original ROM that uses the mapper register glitch to start from level 5.
illayaya saved 00:03.29 seconds over the previous run by using a warp in the third level.
Published on 2/10/2020
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.3.3

Cross Fire is a 2D Platformer game, developed and published by Kyugo Boueki, which was released in Japan in 1990. It has gameplay somewhat reminiscent of the Contra series, as you control Eric the soldier on his quest to fight evil all over the world.
The player begins armed with grenades and their trusty fists, but soon receives a sub-machine gun to help mow down their enemies. Assisted by the world's most determined helicopter pilot, the game is completed in under 5 minutes.
This is an improvement of 01:17.72 minute compared to the predecessor movie.
Published on 3/3/2020

Dash Galaxy in the Alien Asylum was a game developed by Beam Software and published by Data East in 1990. Your objective is to guide the spaceman Dash Galaxy to the top of the alien rocket he has been imprisoned in, where an escape pod leads to his freedom.
tormented improved the previous TAS by 31.05 seconds, thanks to new strategies and better optimisation.
Published on 8/1/2020

Destiny of an Emperor was Capcom’s first RPG, released in 1989-90, and is based on Romance of the Three Kingdoms.
The battling style of this game can be described like Final Fantasy meets Pokémon; your team of warriors versus the opposing team of warriors, and any opponents freed from their posts can be later picked up in the wilds and converted to your side!
Acmlm bests his previous movie by 05:07.11 minutes thanks to new tricks and better luck manipulation.
Published on 6/12/2020
Game:
Destiny of an Emperor

Genres:
RPG
Emulator Version:
FCEUX 2.2.3

Donkey Kong Country 4 is an unlicensed "demake" of Donkey Kong Country by Taiwanese pirate developer Hummer Team. The game has 5 stages the player must travel to, each containing several levels and ending with a boss fight from the original game. Gameplay is similar to the official Gameboy Color port of Donkey Kong Country, allowing players to swap Kongs any time they want (provided both are available) by pressing the Select button. Like other games released by Hummer Team, the cartridge this game was released on contains a graphics variation in the ROM, enabled by soldering different points on the PCB, that transforms the game into The Jungle Book 2.
The authors take advantage of Diddy Kong's superior movement speed and an underwater zipping glitch to complete the game in record time.
Published on 12/29/2020
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.4.2

Dragon Warrior is an epic RPG series which now spans 11 games across many systems. The second game greatly expands on the first to include a party of three heroes (all descendents of Erdrick and the hero of DW1) and battles that may include many enemies.
The world is much bigger and there are many big dungeons to explore as well. Luckily there are new abilities and items to make this easier. Enemies can randomly drop items when defeated and there is a lottery which is the precursor to the casinos which appear in each later DW game.
TheAxeMan improves the previous TAS by 1 minute and 52.5 seconds, thanks to new glitches and better optimisation. Please read the author's comments and the commentary subtitles in the encodes for more details.

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Published on 10/4/2020

Eggsplode! is a power pad game that came on a combo cart with Short Order. Step on the bombs that the naughty fox has placed before they Eggsplode!
Published on 6/28/2020
Game:
Eggsplode
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.4

Fantasy Zone is a short, colorful arcade port which somewhat uniquely is a shooter that does not autoscroll! Since there are no levels to scroll through, the boss battles start when eight of the enemy bases have been destroyed.
In this run, The8bitbeast saved 00:09.35 seconds over the previous movie by using different weapons and optimizing the shopping portions of the game. The submission notes explain the improvements in greater detail.

You can watch the complete run being played back on a console.
Published on 3/5/2020
Game:
Fantasy Zone

Genres:
Shooter
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.3.2

Hammerin' Harry is a pretty simple platformer. Armed with a big hammer, you make your way through 5 levels, and the first 3 levels have bonus levels as well. At the end of each level there is a boss, and in some levels, there are also mini-bosses. In short, this game is a "normal" platformer, you won't have a hard time figuring out what's going on.
Bloopiero improves on the previous movie by 00:12.91 thanks to many new tricks and skips, boss fights done in half the time, and major lag reduction.

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Published on 3/14/2020
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.3.2

In Ikari Warriors II: Victory Road, a mysterious storm appears and Paul and Vince are hurtled thousands of years into the future. They are met by an alien creature who says that the villain Zang Zip has taken over the land.
ktwo improves the previous record by 00:00.70 seconds.

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Published on 11/18/2020

Jackal features an elite group of soldiers that use jeeps to rescue prisoners of war from the enemy.
In this run, zyr2288 and aiqiyou complete the mission 00:14.43 seconds more quickly than before by modifying the attack strategy and reducing lag.
Published on 3/15/2020
Game:
Jackal

Genres:
Shooter
Emulator Version:
FCEUX 2.2.3

The game retells the legend of a muscular fire-spitting man called Karnov, employed by Scottish villagers to eat gypsies' babies and pillage their settlements. Except in this particular case, Karnov's full name is Jinborov Karnovski, he looks like an old-school Ukrainian, turns blue when hit, and his goal here is to take some kind of treasures from feeble, unsuspecting enemies. Later in the game he also grows a pair of wings and flies. In doing so, he strongly defies laws of physics, common sense, and notions of subtle Kid Icarus mockery.
This new version of Karnov TAS by Arc is a 00:19.58 second improvement over the previous movie by adelikat. Improvements come from better resource planning, routing changes, and optimization.
Published on 11/22/2020
Game:
Karnov

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
FCEUX 2.2.3

Kero Kero Keroppi no Daibouken 2: Donuts Ike ha Oosawagi! is a Famicom exclusive starring Keroppi the frog, a character created by Sanrio (well-known for their Hello Kitty character). In this sequel to Keroppi's first game, monsters have taken all the children in Donut Park and Keroppi is out to stop them.
dart193 improves the previous movie by 43.77 seconds, thanks to exploiting a bug with deceleration while in mid-air. For more details, please read the author's comments.
Published on 7/17/2020

Kid Icarus is a classic NES platformer where the player is Pit the angel who is on a quest to defeat Medusa.
fruitbatsalad shaves off a healthy 00:26.74 seconds from the previous movie by utilizing a rapid-fire arrow trick to take down Medusa quickly, as well as several new stage routes and clipping opportunities.
Published on 9/22/2020
Emulator Version:
FCEUX 2.2.3

King Kong is out to rescue his girl from a fortress that is impenetrable without eight keys from other fortresses. Luckily, that turned out to be false once tools were added to the mix.
Baddap1 improves the previous TAS by 2.76 seconds, thanks to a faster third warp and better optimisation.
For a run of another game featuring King Kong, see the Wai Wai World TAS.
Published on 8/2/2020

Once you get past McDonald's blatant advertising and the fact that this game is about Ronald the clown, this game is actually quite good. The controls are a bit slippery but the level design more than makes up for it.
In this particular movie the author collects only the cards that are necessary to complete the game. If you want to see all the cards collected and the secret levels played, check the other movie of this game.
Jules improves the previous TAS by 12.43 seconds, thanks to better optimisation and resource management.
Published on 9/7/2020

This M.C. Kids movie is different from the other one in that it completes all the levels in the game, not just the required ones.
Jules improves the predecessor movie by 01:56.23 minutes. The time saved comes from more optimization, and a host of new shortcuts and tricks.
Published on 12/31/2020

Marble Madness is an isometric game similar in its style to Snake Rattle 'n Roll. The objective in these two games is quite different, though. In this game, the player must roll a marble from one point to another. This is, of course, not as easy as it sounds, and certainly not as easy as it looks in this movie.
This run is 00:00.95 seconds faster than the previous record.
A second encode is available using a camera hack to focus on the marble, which subtly alters the gameplay.

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Published on 12/7/2020

Mechanized Attack is a game where the player uses a machine gun to stage an assault on a tropical island that's home to a cyborg army. Battle through numerous stages beginning with an approach to the island. This first stage is held over the water and features at attack on a number of small gunboats, a helicopter, and an entire battleship. As the player progresses through the stages of the island, the human (and even canine) enemies are revealed to be robots when the flesh is destroyed. At various junctures of the game, the player is allowed to choose which game path to pursue.
XTREMAL93 shoots through the cyborg army in record time.
Published on 8/9/2020
Game:
Mechanized Attack

Genres:
Shooter
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.4.2

On this site, we make perfect movies, and then we surpass them. Of course, if we can surpass them, they were not perfect in the first place, but who would have known?
When "perfection" is defined as "as fast as possible", it requires some sacrifices. Indeed, this movie sacrifices a lot in the playability of the game. Full of tricks to pass through walls, tricks to avoid mandatory battles, tricks to pass through enemies relatively unharmed, tricks to acquire weapon refills in little time — there is very little in this movie left that resembles normal playing. Even death is used as a viable playing strategy that saves time. All of the tricks are still performed by the means of mere controller input, even though significant portions of the input were calculated by a computer program.
This movie improves the previous movie by a tremendous 2 minutes and 37.99 seconds, thanks to a new route and better optimisation. Please read the authors' comments for more details.
Of course, upon watching this movie, one does have to question something... is it Mega Man saving the world? Or Dr. Wily trying to save it from absolute destruction?

The second set of encodes leads to a version where the graphics have been fixed.
Published on 3/14/2020

Mega Man 4 Voyage is an extensive hack of the original NES game, featuring changes to level design, music, graphics, weapons, enemies, and bosses. The basic "run, jump and shoot" Mega Man mechanic remains intact, and the hack's authors write that it "should be suitable for veterans and casual players alike."
In this run, Baddap1 completes the game as quickly as possible by using the new Speed Boost item, most of the weapons, and general strategies such as luck manipulation and time-saving damage.
This movie obsoletes one done on another hack, Rockman 4 Burst Chaser × Air Sliding. We also have a run of Rockman 4 Minus Infinity.
Published on 4/25/2020

Mickey Mania 7 is a pirated Famicom port of Mickey Mania: The Timeless Adventures of Mickey Mouse. In this port, the player controls "Miki", who must navigate through a slice of the original game's levels, which are all based on classic Mickey Mouse cartoons from 1928 to 1990.
In this run, XTREMAL93 jumps on enemies and throws marbles at a record-setting pace.

TASes of the SNES and Genesis versions of the game can be found here and here, respectively.
Published on 8/28/2020

The objective is not to beat your opponent... but to humiliate him by winning as fast as possible.
Clock Times:
 Glass Joe       0:42.00    Von Kaiser      0:35.61
 Piston Honda    0:36.97
 
 Don Flamenco    0:14.97    King Hippo      0:37.61
 Great Tiger     0:47.48    Bald Bull       0:52.82
 
 Piston Honda II 0:39.97    Soda Popinski   0:43.48
 Bald Bull II    1:08.48    Don Flamenco II 0:58.00
 Mr. Sandman     2:16.48    Super Macho Man 0:43.25
 
 Mike Tyson      1:58.61
This movie, the 8th publication for this game, improves three fights, totaling a 3.77 second clock time improvement and 97 frames of real time improvement.
No clock stopping glitch in this run, though we have a submission that does exploit this glitch.
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Published on 7/5/2020

This movie aims for the fastest time to get the CPU player bankrupt, and abuses luck to its fullest to make that happen. adelikat utilizes trades, a glitch, and a new innovation he discovered to bankrupt the CPU. This is the first Monopoly submission that does not depend on "stacking the deck" on the community chest or chance cards.
From power-on to bankruptcy, this movie is 00:12.75 seconds faster than the previous record. It is also 27 frames faster in terms of input.

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Published on 1/31/2020
Game:
Monopoly

Genres:
Board
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.3.2

Multidude is a homebrew puzzle game released on NES in 2014. There are 20 levels in this game. The goal in each level is to control and take each robot to an activated exit that hasn't been occupied by other robots.

You can watch the complete run being played back on a console.
Published on 7/19/2020
Emulator Version:
FCEUX 2.2.3

Overlord is a real-time strategic warfare game where the player must manage large standing armies, economic capital, and political stability throughout a number of extra-dimensional star systems.
As the dictatorial ruler of the Epsilon Galaxy, the player has obtained complete, indisputable authority. However, during a scientific experiment in hyperdrive technology, Epsilon scientists discovered four "buffer" dimensions, each containing a number of barren planets that exist between the Epsilon Galaxy and another alien dimension. Unfortunately, the most powerful empires from these alternate dimensions have also just discovered these zones through their own experiments. The player must battle these alien species for control of these buffer worlds, to ensure that their rule in the Epsilon Galaxy remains intact.
FatRatKnight and link_7777 complete the game on the hardest difficulty in record time.
Published on 7/19/2020

Pocket Monsters: White Jade Version is a bootleg game which backports Pokémon Gold/Silver onto the NES.

The encodes of this run include the author's commentary as soft subtitles.
Published on 4/12/2020

This is the NES version of the first game in the popular Prince of Persia series. The hero must escape out of the palace dungeons in order to defeat Jaffar and save the princess from certain death.
Challenger saved 00:10.13 seconds over the previous run via better movement, some faster fights, and a trick that allows the hero to start moving more quickly after obtaining the sword. The detailed list of improvements is in the submission notes.
We also have runs of the SNES, Genesis, Sega CD, and TurboGrafx-CD ports, as well as a run that just completes the SNES training levels.

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Published on 4/10/2020
Game:
Prince of Persia

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.2.1

Published on 6/25/2020
Game:
Rambo

Genres:
Action
Platform
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.4.1

In River City Ransom, Alex and Ryan face off against gangs of students and evil bosses to win their town back and rescue their girlfriends. Several bosses need to be found and beaten before you can enter River City High and beat up the final bad guys (including an obvious imitation of the Double Dragon heroes). The gameplay also has elements of an RPG, where you can level up your character with shop purchases, but none of that is done here.
This is a run that only uses Ryan, who is normally Player 2. This has some very important differences compared to the two-player speedrun. One cutscene is significantly shorter when playing only as Ryan. There is less lag, though there are also fewer glitches and acrobatics. More boss fights, especially at the end, use the boss's superior strength against him, taking advantage of an exploit with kicking trash cans. For more details, see the run's submission comments.
willbobsled improved the predecessor movie by 00:04.71 seconds.
For a River City Ransom movie that concentrates more on goofing around than aiming purely for speed, click here.
Published on 12/3/2020

In Rollerblade Racer, your goal is to enter (and hopefully win!) the Super Rollerblade Challenge. In order to enter the race, you will first need to qualify by earning 5,000 points and completing several obstacle courses.
link_7777 enters the challenge and wins 1st place in record time.
Published on 6/15/2020
Game:
Rollerblade Racer

Genres:
Sport
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.4

Romance of the Three Kingdoms II is the second in the Romance of the Three Kingdoms series of turn-based strategy games produced by Koei and based on a historical novel. Players choose from one of six scenarios that determine the initial layout of power in ancient China. The scenarios loosely depict allegiances and territories controlled by the warlords as according to the novel, although gameplay does not follow events in the novel after the game begins.
Published on 3/18/2020

In the year 2029, evil Emperor Garuda somehow establishes a dictatorial government in the United States. After many lives are lost, two ninjas attempt to overthrow him.
Shadow of the Ninja is one of the rare games in which constantly jumping and slashing is faster than regular running. The author makes sure to use this move extensively both to travel and to deal damage to enemies, and so it may seem that the ninja has a severe case of ADHD.
This game was released in Europe as Blue Shadow and in Japan as Kage.
dragonxyk improves the previous run by 1:05.11 minutes by using 2 player mode and intentional deaths to speed up gameplay.
Published on 9/5/2020

Space Shuttle Project is an end to end simulation of space shuttle missions that was made by Absolute Entertainment.
The object of Space Shuttle Project is to successfully launch and fly one of NASA's historic Space Shuttles as a shuttle commander. Gameplay is composed of several different types of missions, each broken up into short mini-games.
Published on 6/9/2020
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.4

Stadium Events, later re-released as World Class Track Meet, is a track and field game for up to six players requiring the Power Pad. Only a maximum of two players can play together on the pad at the same time. There are four events: 100m dash, long jump, 110m hurdles and triple jump. There's also a tournament mode, where one player competes against a progressively faster opponent in 100m dash and 110m hurdles as well as an olympics mode, where one player competes in all four events in order to get a high score.
link_7777 completes the game's Tournament mode in record time.
Published on 6/7/2020
Game:
Stadium Events

Genres:
Sport
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.4

Bowser has kidnapped Peach again, but this time, Mario's hoarding tendencies are kicking in. He's grabbing all of the items in the kingdom, even when he doesn't really need them.
In this movie, the aim is to complete the game while collecting every possible item without dying, doing so as fast as possible.
DaSmileKat manages to improve on the previous movie by 00:01.38 seconds through careful optimization of almost every level.

You can watch the complete run played back on console
Published on 10/25/2020

Tengen Tetris is a version of Tetris made by Atari, which pretty much follows the basic formula of stacking tetrominoes and completing lines. Even the theme music has a similar feel to the more familiar NES Tetris game by Nintendo.
This movie plays through just the final level, level 17, and clocks in at over one line per second. Notably, luck manipulation does not work the same way in this game as in other versions of Tetris, leading to quite different strategies.
Spikestuff improve the predecessor movie by 00:05.54 seconds.
Watch this run being played back on a real console.
Published on 3/9/2020

Tengen Tetris is a version of Tetris made by Atari, which pretty much follows the basic formula of stacking tetrominoes and completing lines. One difference, however, is a Cooperative mode that allows two players to play on the same board simultaneously. The board is 12 tiles wide in this mode, rather than the usual 10 tiles.
In this run, the author controls both players and completes just the final level, level 17, as quickly as possible.
Watch this run being played back on a real console.
Published on 4/14/2020
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.4

This movie completes the B-mode of Tetris at level 19-5. Its goal is to clear all blocks from the screen upon the final line cleared (known as a "Bravo" in some games). And of course it aims to do this as fast as possible.
This run is 00:01.90 seconds faster than its predecessor.
See this movie played back on a real NES right here.
Published on 6/14/2020
Game:
Tetris

Genres:
Puzzle
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.4.1

The Lion King, not to be confused with the bootleg title Super Lion King, is a very late NES port of the Game Boy version. It was released exclusively in Europe and was the last official NES game.
In this run, Lobsterzelda & Bluely improve the previous record by 2 frames.
Published on 2/23/2020
Game:
The Lion King

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
BizHawk V. 2.3.3

The Magic of Scheherazade is an action role-playing video game for the Family Computer and Nintendo Entertainment System, released by Culture Brain in 1987 in Japan and 1989 in North America. The story involves the player character, who suffers from amnesia, traveling through time in an attempt to rescue Princess Scheherazade from the evil wizard Sabaron, who has summoned the demon Goragora to do his bidding.
rBarbaloot improves the predecessor movie by 02:05.56 minutes.
Published on 3/31/2020

You are Computer Master Debugger Ron Trainer and you've been called in from your vacation to handle the viruses that have infected the 5 most critical areas of the CPI.
The game is made up of 5 stages. Each stage is made up of a number of rooms as shown on the mini map. The idea is to fully vaccinate and convert each room to eradicate the virus threat for that stage.
Published on 3/17/2020

The NES version of The Punisher is an on-rails shooter tracking behind Frank Castle as he trades fire with the gangs of some of his classic enemies. Aside from being one of the few NES rail shooters, the game features an uncommon amount of destructible items in its levels. You also have the ability to move Frank to the left or right of the screen to dodge incoming fire, or to hold down the fire button to lock him in place and move the aiming cursor.
XTREMAL93 completes the game in record time.
Published on 8/21/2020

The evil Gargamel has captured three of the smurfs, so that he can have them for dinner (once again). One of the smurfs must go out on a dangerous journey and rescue the captured smurfs. Beat the first two bosses to rescue the first two smurfs, then you can take on Gargamel. Make your way through forests, swamps, mountains, mines and more. Also ride storks, mine carts and logs to defeat Gargamel and his minions and to rescue the missing smurfs.
Published on 7/16/2020

The Wing of Madoola (マドゥーラの翼, Madoola no Tsubasa) is a fast-paced platform-adventure game by Sunsoft. Players take control of Lucia throughout 16 side-scrolling stages. Her goal in each stage is to locate and beat a boss enemy and collect the crystal ball in its possession. The crystal ball is needed to unlock the exit of each stage.
Arc goes through the 16 stages in record time.
Published on 7/21/2020
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.4.2

Tiny Toon Adventures (1991), based on a cartoon show of the same name, is a fairly easy game to play. However, it has a nasty bug lurking within it: if you press left and right simultaneously (you can do it if you break your controller's directional pivot), you can get some impressive momentum.
This is an improvement of 00:02.00 seconds over Kyman's previous run.
Published on 12/18/2020
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.5.2

Ufouria is a game that was strangely never released in the United States, even though it was released in Europe in addition to Japan (where it's known as Hebereke).
The game itself is a Metroid-style adventure: it takes place in a world that can be freely explored and several items need to be found and bosses defeated in order to gain access to some areas that initially seem inaccessible.
aiqiyou improves the previous TAS by 10.62 seconds, thanks to a new wall jumping trick as well as better optimisation. Please read the author's comments for more details.
Published on 6/6/2020

Ultima: Warriors of Destiny is an NES port of the fifth game in the Ultima RPG series. The story picks up after that of the fourth game. The Avatar is summoned back to Britannia, where Lord British has been lost in the Underworld and mysterious Shadowlords have corrupted his replacement, Blackthorn. It's up to the Avatar and companions to save the day.
Twisted Eye completes the quest in record time in this run, using the Escape spell to warp to key areas of the map and manipulating luck to avoid all battles. Details are in the submission notes.
Published on 3/24/2020

Urusei Yatsura was a manga chronicling the adventures of the alien princess Lum and Ataru Moroboshi, a Japanese schoolboy. From that premise comes this NES platformer in which the player guides Lum through several school levels in order to finally marry Ataru.
In this run, AmaizumiUni completes one loop of the game in record time by deftly maneuvering to the top of each school level among numerous enemies.

WARNING: This run contains seizure inducing moments within it. Proceed with caution!
Published on 3/31/2020
Emulator Version:
FCEUX 2.2.3

Who Framed Roger Rabbit is an action-adventure video game created for the NES by Rare in 1989. The game loosely follows the movie as the player wanders around Hollywood collecting items and figuring out Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
Arc improves the previous TAS by 1 minute and 20.17 seconds, thanks to tremendous luck manipulation to spawn the right items at the right place as early as possible, as well as better optimisation. Please read the author's comments for more details.
Published on 1/25/2020

Zelda II: The Adventure of Link is quite different from most of the early games in the Legend of Zelda series. It combines an overworld view with side-scrolling platform stages. In addition, the character can gain experience and levels, visit towns, and earn spells and items which are needed to proceed.
However, the game also has a large glitch which produces massive speed when both Left and Right are pressed at the same time; due to the use of this and other glitches, most of this run features Link racing across Hyrule so fast that the screen can't keep up, and inexplicably warping between places that shouldn't be connected. Only a few items and one spell are collected, and the only enemy ever fought is the final boss. Luckily, he takes the same amount of damage no matter what level attack you have.
In this run, EZGames69 improves on the previous efforts by 0.03 seconds (2 frames), thanks to an earlier first hit in fight against Dark Link.
We also have a run that completes the six palaces without using the Left + Right glitch to turn the game into a barely comprehensible mess (but does allow the use of glitched warps) and another run that disallows both the Left + Right glitch and the use of glitched warps.

You can watch the complete run being played back on a console.
Published on 7/17/2020

Zelda II: The Adventure of Link is quite different from most of the early games in the Legend of Zelda series. It combines an overworld view with side-scrolling platform stages. In addition, the character can gain experience and levels, visit towns, and earn spells and items which are needed to proceed.
Arc and Inzult improve the previous movie by 3 minutes and 39.71 seconds, thanks to a newly discovered glitch. Read the authors' comments for details. For a "warpless" run, see [3254]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link "warpless" by Arc, FatRatKnight, Inzult, Rising Tempest in 45:26.04. For a run that abuses the warp glitch, see [4234]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link "warp glitch" by TASeditor, Arc, Inzult, EZGames69 in 05:31.89.

You can watch the complete run being played back on a console.
Published on 12/29/2020

Released in 2000 exclusively in Japan for the ill-fated Neo Geo Pocket Color, Delta Warp was doomed to obscurity since its inception. It was the sole game developed by IOSYS inc.
The goal of Delta Warp is to gather all the 'Delta Power units' in each stage as quickly as possible. To do this, you must navigate your 'Delta' around the stage, changing its colour between white and black to match the colour of the Delta Power unit. Moving across the stage with the joystick will cause the Delta's colour to alternate with each space. However, pressing A or B will rotate the player-unit around the diamond patterns that make up the stage without the colour changing. The complexity of the levels gradually increases with the introduction of new mechanics such as multi-floor stages and special tiles that change the properties of the Delta.
Published on 4/26/2020
Game:
Delta Warp

Genres:
Puzzle
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.4

In this third game of the popular PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16 platforming series, King Drool steals the top half of the moon. Bonk, the caveman with the giant head, sets out to retrieve the lunar hemisphere. This game features candy power-ups that allow Bonk to shrink or grow.
Memory improves her previous TAS by 6.6 seconds, thanks to a newly found skip in 2-1 as well as better optimisation. Please read the author's comments for more details.
Published on 5/22/2020
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.4

Bonk's Revenge is the second game in a popular PCE/Turbographx 16 platforming series. Bonk is a caveman with a giant noggin he willingly uses as a weapon against his enemies. He can also break the laws of physics by using his enormous head as leverage to glide in midair.
This run features all the trappings of a prehistoric blockbuster adventure, including fire breathing, jungle platforming, raging on huge dinosaurs before they know what hit them, and raw meat.
Memory & EZGames69 improve the previous run by 1 minute and 8.61 seconds, thanks to better optimisation and faster routes. Please read the authors' comments for more details.
Published on 12/5/2020
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.5.2

Based on Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland novels, Fushigi no Yume no Alice (不思議の夢のアリス) (unofficial English title: Alice in Wonderdream) is a cute 2-D platformer which casts you as Alice, a blond-haired girl wearing a pink dress. Your job is to make your way through forests and caves, defeating enemies that you come across by either jumping on their heads or shouting 'IYA' at them.
EZGames69 completes the game in record time.
Published on 9/19/2020
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.5

Genpei Touma Den (1990) is a PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16 port of the arcade game of the same name. Its gameplay is comprised of an unusual combination of top-down, platforming, and beat-em-up action, each with its own camera perspective. The plot follows the samurai Taira no Kagekiyo who has risen from the dead and is fighting his way across Japan to defeat his enemies.
The game was featured in Dream Team Contest 8, and this run is an improvement upon the winning submission. It uses a warp to skip much of the first half of the game, and also employs damage boosts and RNG manipulation to reach the end in record time. The submission notes contain more details.
Published on 3/11/2020

Rick and his girlfriend Jennifer enter West Mansion (known as Splatterhouse) to study Dr. West's parapsychology teachings for a school project. After a flash of lightning and a scream, Jennifer is gone, and Rick is left wearing the Terror Mask, which gives the wearer great strength.
Splatterhouse is the first game in the series, but only the second game to appear on a home console (after Splatterhouse: Wanpaku Graffiti on the Famicom), which was later continued on the Sega Genesis.
Samsara and EZGames69 improve the previous movie by 155 frames, if emulation differences are not accounted for, thanks to better optimisation. Please read the authors' comments for more details.
Published on 11/2/2020
Game:
Splatterhouse

Genres:
Action
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.5.2

Animorphs: Shattered Reality is what's considered as a poorly created video game based on the Scholastic Series written by K. A. Applegate.
Visser Three attempts to create a device that is designed to wipe out the Animorphs life using the Continuum Crystal. However the device failed and the crystal has vanished leaving behind a shattered reality. This reality is where Visser Three has almost completed his world domination.
Watch as Fizztastic morphs and fights their way through to stop Visser Three and restore the reality to what it once was in record time.

The YouTube encode includes commentary in the form of soft subtitles.
Published on 3/26/2020

Armored Core sees the player take on the role of a Raven: A mercenary who customizes and pilots a giant mecha (an Armored Core) to complete missions for powerful corporations in a dystopian future.
In this run, Zinfidel completes the game in record time by taking the corporations' money, failing to do nearly anything they ask, and using glitches to quickly destroy the super AI that has been pulling their strings the entire time. Details are in the submission notes.

The encodes of this run include the author's commentary as soft subtitles.
Published on 3/21/2020
Game:
Armored Core

Genres:
Shooter
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.4

Crash Team Racing is the fourth and last Crash Bandicoot entry developed by Naughty Dog. The game opens with Nitros Oxide wanting to turn the planet Earth into a Galactic Parking Lot. It's up to the battle of the fastest character to save the planet from the clutches of Oxide.
Reading the submission text for more information on the methods and glitches used is heavily recommended.

There is also an alternate YouTube stream featuring audio commentary by the author which also features a detailed overlay.
Published on 8/1/2020

This is the much-anticipated tool-assisted speedrun of the ninth installment in the Final Fantasy series, and the last in the series to be made for the PSX. With its many references to the older games, it's a trip down memory lane for those familiar with the series.
Published on 10/17/2020
Game:
Final Fantasy IX

Genres:
RPG
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 1.11.9

Heart of Darkness is a 1998 cinematic action-adventure platformer developed by Amazing Studio and supervised by Eric Chahi, better known as the creator of Another World (AKA: Out of This World).
The game follows Andy as he is traveling through another world called the Darkland to rescue his dog, Whisky. Players progress through the game's linear storyline by navigating various environments and solving puzzles, all whilst attempting to keep Andy from being killed by evil shadows, hungry wildlife, and perilous obstacles.
Along with basic movement, such as running, jumping, and climbing, certain sections of the game give Andy additional abilities. The plasma cannon allows Andy to shoot lightning at shadows in order to disintegrate them. The Special Powers, which can be used offensively against enemies, can also be used to grow and destroy trees born from seeds.
Veteran TASer lapogne36 runs through this difficult game, often with many close brushes with deadly enemies, in order to beat it in just over 25 minutes.
Published on 3/5/2020
Emulator Version:
BizHawk-2.3.2

Lucky Luke: On the Daltons' Trail is a game based on the well known comics series about a good cowboy named Lucky Luke.
You, as Lucky Luke, have to stop the Dalton gang from making another crime. Walking around the various stages, you have to solve puzzles, shoot criminals and collect money. After finishing the level you have a chance to buy an extra life or a password with the money collected.
wesen captures the Dalton in record time.
Published on 5/4/2020

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 SoulStorm Brew. Abe must travel to the SoulStorm Brewery, stop those corporate villains and save the enslaved Mudokon workers.
Samtastic further improves on his previous movie by 00:01.47 seconds by greeting a fellow Mudokon early on, and a few other optimizations.
Published on 11/11/2020

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee, a game released for several platforms, details the adventures of Abe, a Mudokon, attempting to save his race from slavery and other horrible fates at the hands of the evil Glukkons.
In this run, Samtastic rescues all 99 of Abe's fellow Mudokons, earning the good ending and unlocking some bonus features to boot.
This movie is 00:03.35 seconds faster than the previous run. The real-time difference appears bigger due to inaccurate framerate used in the previous publication.
Published on 10/24/2020

Simple 1500 Series Vol.30: The Basket ~1 on 1 Plus~ is an updated version of the game 1 on 1, featuring more characters as well as a slightly tweaked way of shooting the ball, as opposed to the original release. The game is played over two rounds or until one of the contenders reaches a set amount of points. The players take turns being on the offense and the defense. If the player on the defense successfully steals the ball from the offense player, they switch positions.
Spikestuff shoots three points ten times in record time.
Published on 6/1/2020

Strider 2 (2000) was released by Capcom as a sequel to the original Strider, based on his appearance in Marvel vs. Capcom.
Once more, you must kill the Grandmaster Meio armed only with an insanely awesome sword and your own ninja skills. A very nice demonstration of what happens when a high-reflex game is given tool assistance.
Only the necessary levels are completed in order to reach the final boss.
EZGames69 improves the predecessor movie by 12.5 real-time seconds, but that includes longer load times caused by better emulation and a BIOS screen.
Published on 10/10/2020
Game:
Strider 2

Genres:
Action
Platform
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.5.1

Suikoden II is a Role-Playing Game on the PlayStation and takes place years after the events of the first title, the story focuses on the invasion of City States by the Kingdom of Highland.
Published on 12/31/2020
Game:
Suikoden II

Genres:
RPG
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.4.2

Suzuki Bakuhatsu (鈴木爆発) is a bomb disposal game where the player must disassemble and disarm increasingly complicated and bizarre explosives. Given a set of tools – initially only a screwdriver and nipper; later also a wrench (spanner), allen wrench (hex key), and adhesive tape – the player must disarm each bomb within a specific time limit. The player can rotate and pan all around the object, looking for places to use different tools, but must always be mindful of the timer. If it runs out, the bomb explodes and it's game over. Additionally, there's no pausing once the timer starts, so quick thinking is critical!
This time, Spikestuff defuses all the bombs in record time.
Published on 4/28/2020
Game:
Suzuki Bakuhatsu

Genres:
Puzzle
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.2.2

Suzuki Bakuhatsu (鈴木爆発) is a bomb disposal game where the player must disassemble and disarm increasingly complicated and bizarre explosives. Given a set of tools – initially only a screwdriver and nipper; later also a wrench (spanner), allen wrench (hex key), and adhesive tape – the player must disarm each bomb within a specific time limit. The player can rotate and pan all around the object, looking for places to use different tools, but must always be mindful of the timer. If it runs out, the bomb explodes and it's game over. Additionally, there's no pausing once the timer starts, so quick thinking is critical!
Spikestuff improves their previous TAS by 10 frames if emulation differences are not accounted for, thanks to better optimisation.
Published on 11/14/2020
Game:
Suzuki Bakuhatsu

Genres:
Puzzle
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.5.2

Tekken Force, a paramilitary organization protecting the Mishima karate fighters, is nearly obliterated by the mighty Ogre. Heihachi Mishima's only hope is his grandson Jin Kazama, who lives with his mother Jun, unaware of his legacy. When the Ogre attacks his home and presumably kills his mother, Jin seeks out his grandfather and learns the martial arts of the family. On his nineteenth birthday, Heihachi announces the King of the Iron Fist Tournament 3, hoping that Jin will use the opportunity take out the meddlesome Ogre.
Tekken 3, like its predecessors, is a versus fighting game. New features include prominently featured side-stepping, allowing characters to retreat into the background and back during fights, more combo throws, fifteen more characters, and reduced jumping capabilities to allow for more realistic combat. Also included are two minigames: Tekken Force, a beat-em-up stage that unlocks a new character, and Tekken Ball, a beach volleyball variant where characters are hurt by the ball.
Spikestuff improves their previous movie by 8.23 seconds in real time, thanks to performing less pause buffering and using Double Suicide to improve the manipulation. The total in-game time of 8'80 remains unchanged.

The encodes feature commentary by the author as soft subtitles.
Published on 4/18/2020

The very first game of the action-adventure franchise, featuring Lara Croft as she sets out on an expedition to recover a mysterious artifact called the Scion.
This run by Troye is an improvement of 04:40.30 minutes over the previous run. Time savings come from new glitches and tricks, route changes, and general optimization. See the author's comments for more information.
Published on 6/17/2020

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.
This time, exploiting glitches including the PAL-exclusive flare wall bug, Troye completes the game in record time. Please read the author's comments for more details.
Published on 7/2/2020

The Last Revelation is the fourth game in the original Tomb Raider series. Lara Croft is back with new moves and a more expansive plot than in previous games.
This time around, Lara accidentally releases the dark god Seth into the modern world, and has to fix her mistake by defeating his minions and sealing him away once again. One of the minions is none other than her old mentor, Von Croy, who becomes possessed by Seth.
Here, Troye employs many movement glitches to beat the game in a record time of just over an hour.
Published on 4/2/2020

Chelsea, the Clockwork Fairy Princess, wakes up the toys of the house every midnight with her voice. One night, she is stolen away by an unknown force, which also hypnotizes some of the toys to become fierce minions and stand in the way of anyone who would try to rescue her. It is up to toy soldier Sir Tongara de Pepperouchau III ("Pepper" for short) and his rival Ginger to save the princess.
In this run, EZGames69 saved 00:18.47 seconds over his previous record via better routing and optimization.
Published on 7/18/2020

A little Native American boy was separated from his family and he needs to find his way back home. Home just happens to be situated on top of a 2000-meter tall tree, so a bit of climbing is involved.
Magical Tree is a vertical platforming game, originally developed by Konami for the MSX and released in 1984. It was later ported and released in Taiwan for SG-1000 by Aaronix.
Published on 10/30/2020
Game:
Magical Tree

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.4.2

Alex Kidd: High-Tech World is a side-scrolling video game with platforming and adventure elements, released by Sega in 1989 for the Master System, that is part of the Alex Kidd series. It is a modified version of the 1987 Japanese Master System game Anmitsu Hime, which was based on a manga series of the same name.
Published on 3/3/2020
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.3.3

ALF is a game based on the TV show, where the titular character is seeking parts for his spaceship so he can meet his friends.
nitrogenesis improves the previous TAS by 31.58 seconds, thanks to a more optimised route. However, poor Alf still dies a lot in order to warp around. Please read the author's comments for more details.
Published on 6/13/2020
Game:
ALF

Genres:
Adventure
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.4.2

Super Boy 4 is the fourth and final game in Korean pirate company Zemina's series of unlicensed Super Mario Bros. clones. Most of the graphics in the game are ripped from Super Mario World, with the notable exception of Super Boy himself, receiving an original design for the first time in the series. The game contains 16 stages, loosely divided by 4 worlds, and a final boss stage. In each stage, Super Boy has to reach the end of the stage and break a special block which contains a gem that ends the stage when collected.
Noxxa and EZGames69 reach the princess in record time by carefully managing the game's copious lag and employing some time-saving tricks, such as overflowing Super Boy's position to warp him to the top of the stage.
Published on 12/10/2020
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.5.2

Super Boy II is a 1989 clone of Super Mario Bros. created by the Korean pirate company Zemina (재미나, roughly translates to "It's fun!") and is the sequel to its earlier game, Super Boy I. Besides having bad controls and graphics, this game leaves out some of the original features, including warp zones, water levels, Worlds 5-8, and even the princess.
nitrogenesis improves the previous TAS by 0.87 seconds, thanks to better optimisation and a few new strategies. Please read the author's comments for more details.
Published on 7/7/2020
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.4.2

A short game based more on the classic cartoon shorts than the 1992 movie.
True to the original series, the focus of this game is on catching Jerry in each level as Tom. While you can catch him at the end of the level after solving a puzzle, the challenge lies in trying to catch him before the level ends.
The8bitbeast improves his previous TAS by 45.88 seconds, thanks to improved strategies. Please read the author's comments for more details.
For more of the cat and mouse duo, watch our other Tom & Jerry TASes.
Published on 7/19/2020
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.3.2

Zool: Ninja of the "Nth" Dimension is a fast-paced side-scrolling platformer. The protagonist can run, jump, climb walls, and shoot enemies. Power-ups for Zool are scattered across the levels. These include life-spending hearts, smart bombs, shields, more powerful jump-skills and a twin Zool. This "twin" imitates the original's motions a few seconds after he performs them.
The8bitbeast abuses a glitch to skip directly to the credits 02:48.45 minutes faster than in his previous run.
This run aims to end input as early as possible. The8bitbeast also created a movie that reaches the ending 2 frames faster by having 3 extra input frames.
Published on 4/28/2020

In this epic RPG, you have to fight an evil religion that tries to take over the world. This TAS does that a little over 13 minutes faster than the previous run by using a few new glitches. Even then, it's still one of the longest published movies on the site. Set aside an afternoon.
Published on 10/23/2020

The guy who has infinite supply of ammo and destroys worlds bare-chested is back again! And this time he has a shirt and a friend with him.
This very colorful movie by Mr_K and EZGames69 plays through the game with both characters at the same time (which is far from trivial to do), and 26.28 seconds faster than the previous run, thanks to better optimisation.
For a movie that completes the game even faster using a warping glitch, see this run.
Published on 12/26/2020

Cooly Skunk is a prototype of Punky Skunk, from its earlier development for the Super Famicom. It was thought to be lost to history until a copy of a Satellaview demo was discovered at a used game store in 2020. It turned out to be not only a demo but a full build of the game, with many levels complete but unreachable.
This TAS plays a minor ROM hack that makes all of the levels playable, along with the final boss and end credits. This is similar to the hack used for Cheetahmen II to create its all-levels movie. These early versions of the levels are often simpler in design than their PlayStation equivalents, with many unique themes and graphics that didn't make it into the final game.
Ferret Warlord utilizes the occasional jump glitch and wall zip to beat the game in a brisk 21 minutes.
Published on 12/20/2020

Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong are on a quest to retrieve the former's banana horde from the Kremlings. They are doing it as quickly as possible, without bothering to enter all the bonus rooms.
This run is 00:25.39 seconds faster than the previous submission, mostly due to new routes using glitches in the levels Jungle Hijinx and Platform Perils. To understand what is going on in more detail, we suggest reading the submission notes.
If you desire more rolling primates, we recommend watching the 101% completion movie. We also have a walkathon that completes the game at a more leisurely pace.
Published on 3/3/2020

EarthBound is a great RPG, designed by Shigesato Itoi in 1994-1995, and is also known by the name Mother 2.
It is best described as "random", in a good way. The game has a great emphasis on a humor, and indeed many things in the game are almost caricatured, from subplots to characters. It also has a versatile soundtrack.
In contrast to the in-bounds run of this game, this run skips most of the plot. There are several major collision detection bugs, including one showing that the Skip Sandwich is a fitting name for the item in ways the developers never intended. The author is able to move around the game's areas freely, completing the bare minimum number of tasks needed to keep the final battle from locking up.
illayaya improves the previous movie by a minute and 20 seconds, thanks to a new route and better optimisation. Please read the author's comments for more details.
Published on 12/24/2020

Mortal Kombat is a side-scrolling fighting game. Fighting is set as one-on-one combat, allowing each player to perform a variety of punches, kicks, and special moves in order to defeat their opponent. When the opponent faces their second round loss, the winner can perform a finishing move called a "Fatality" on the loser. The Fatality is a move unique to each fighter that graphically kills the loser in a blood-soaked finale. This can however not be said for the SNES version, as it got heavily censored.
KusogeMan becomes the ultimate Mortal Kombat warrior in record time.
Published on 6/29/2020
Game:
Mortal Kombat

Genres:
Fighting
Emulator Version:
lsnes rr1- "triangle"18"reverse E greek"3 [bsnes v

Pink Panther in: Pink Goes to Hollywood is a platformer from Manley and Associates released in 1993, which was published in Europe and the US by TecMagic and in Japan by Altron (where it was simply known as Pink Panther). The game follows the Pink Panther's adventures across numerous film sets in Hollywood, trying to find fame and fortune while eluding the tenacious Inspector Clouseau.
wesen improves the upon the previous SNES publication by 37.55 seconds, thanks to a new glitch allowing one to use any token to get a different item. Please read the author's comments for more details.
There is also a Genesis version of the run also created by wesen.
Published on 3/1/2020

In this strange game, you play a character named Plok who wants to get rid of all the fleas on his home island. Plok has the ability to shoot his arms and legs to harm enemies. To complete some stages, Plok has to kill all the fleas in the stage before the goal flag appears at the end of the stage.
Plok is in a hurry, so he looks for opportunities to travel faster. He finds slides lying around almost everywhere. He finds nice presents making him a lot faster. He finds tiny holes in the Flea Pit for big shortcuts. He finds helpful sawblades, nice guys pushing him into the right direction, and even a lovely fish which helps him climb a mountain. Even water helps him climb a mountain to discover one more slide. He also takes advantage of the fact that he can do bigger jumps without his legs.
Published on 12/27/2020

In a series of vertical shoot 'em ups, Pop'n TwinBee: Rainbow Bell Adventures is a side-scrolling platformer with jetpack mechanics similar to Sparkster. Twinbee, Winbee, and Gwinbee must recover the seven Rainbow Bells and rescue Princess Melora from Dr. Warmon.

A translation of the in-game text in English is provided in the encodes as soft subtitles.
Published on 8/17/2020

Q*bert 3 is the next puzzle game in this long running series starring Q*bert, Coily and the rest of the bad guys.
Q*bert's objective is to jump around the board changing the color (paint) of each of the blocks into the final color, while multiple enemies chase him and sometimes adversely change the block colors themselves.
In this run, nymx further improves the previous movie by 01:15.83 minutes through a variety of optimizations.

Audio commentary for this run is available via Twitch stream.
Published on 11/14/2020
Game:
Q*bert 3

Genres:
Puzzle
Emulator Version:
lsnes rr2-B23

X-Bert is a special challenge mode in Q*bert 3, accessed by inputting BYYYBYYY in the options menu. It presents the player with the 20 hardest levels the game has to offer immediately after starting a game.
nymx makes quick work of each level, and finishes X-Bert mode in record time.

Audio commentary for this run is available via Twitch stream.
Published on 11/15/2020

Shapeshifting dogs. Evil robots. Alchemy. Cheesy B movie references. These are all par for the course in Secret of Evermore, a very loose "sequel" to Secret of Mana. The story follows a boy that is thrust into a virtual world and finds himself with no immediate means to escape. As the boy travels, the geography changes to reflect certain eras of real-life history, adding a unique aspect to the game.
Or not, as r.bin executes arbitrary code to get to the similarly glitched ending in record time.
Published on 7/20/2020

Socks the Cat Rocks the Hill is a platform game developed by Realtime Associates for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. It stars Socks, Bill Clinton's real-life presidential pet, who must make his way to the White House to warn the president that foreign spies have stolen nuclear missiles from the government. Along the way, he battles several notable U.S. political figures such as Jimmy Carter, George H. W. Bush, Ross Perot, and Rush Limbaugh.
The game is notable for its complicated release history; originally scheduled for fall 1993, it was ultimately shelved due to its publisher going under. A prototype cartridge was eventually discovered in 2011, and a Kickstarter by collector Tom Curtin was successfully able to release the game in 2018.
With the help of various glitches and tricks, tormented navigates Socks to the Oval Office in just over 15 minutes.
Published on 11/29/2020

Super Bowling is a bowling game for up to four players.
Three different game modes are available: Turkey Bowl is standard 10-frame bowling. Golf Mode features nine different "holes" (pin setups) and a par number for each, with scoring depending on number of throws needed to knock over all pins compared to par. Finally, Practice Mode allows setting up any number of pin combinations for practising.
Spikestuff gets hole-in-ones in the game's Golf mode in record time.
Published on 7/27/2020
Game:
Super Bowling

Genres:
Sport
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.4.2

This is the 13th published movie of Super Mario World that beats the game by clearing 11 of the 96 exits, the shortest route intended by the game developers. It improves upon the previous run by 00:02.75 seconds. Mario still dies in the process. Improvements include:
  • Better block duplication in Yoshi's Island 3
  • Better P-switch use in Yoshi's Island 4
  • Lag reduction in many levels
We recommend reading the author's comments for more details.

Watch this run being played back on a real console.
Published on 3/26/2020

Super Turrican (1993) is the fifth game of the Turrican series, popular in the times of C64 and Amiga. It features Contra-like run'n'gun action crossbred with Metroid-esque exploration-driven level design and character abilities, while also being quite colorful and having remarkable soundtrack.
EZGames69 improves the previous TAS by 3 minutes and 28.52 seconds, thanks to a glitch that allows one to clip into any wall, as well as overall better optimisation.

Despite having the same name as its NES counterpart, it's not the same game. Curiously, while this version was made without Manfred Trenz (the original Turrican series designer/developer), the NES one was produced by him alone.
Published on 5/21/2020

Tetris Attack is a 1995 puzzle video game developed by Intelligent Systems and published by Nintendo for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.
The blocks steadily rise towards the top of the playfield, with new blocks being added at the bottom. Several game modes are present, including a time attack and multiplayer mode.
This movie plays through the Puzzle mode, which presents Bluely, ThunderAxe31 & mathgrant with a number of puzzles where they clear all of the blocks in a set number of moves — the blocks here do not rise towards the top. The Extra levels are included: they are accessed by entering a password that is normally obtained by beating the regular levels of the Puzzle mode.
Published on 4/29/2020

Tiny Toon Adventures: Wacky Sports Challenge has the player take control of either Buster Bunny, Babs Bunny, Dizzy Devil, or Plucky Duck in a variety of Olympic-type events: ice cream throw, weightlifting, saucer throw, obstacle course, a flying contest called the birdman contest among more. There are four difficulty settings to choose from (Easy, Normal, Hard and Super), each unlockable through passwords, which are represented by Tiny Toons characters.
jmosx36 goes through all four difficulties in record time.
Published on 7/12/2020
Emulator Version:
lsnes-r22b23

The sixth installment of the Ultima series. The game normally involves tracking down runes, navigating huge dungeons, engaging in combat, locating pirate treasure and questing to restore peace between humans and gargoyles.
CloudyShoe improves the previous TAS by 2 minutes and 45.23 seconds, thanks to refinements made to the original route. Please read the author's comments for more details.
Published on 9/20/2020

Zombies Ate My Neighbors (1993), also known simply as Zombies in PAL regions, is an overhead run-n-gun with a unique style and an unusual premise: instead of killing bosses per se, the protagonists need to save their hapless titular neighbors, referred to in the game simply as "victims", before classic horror movie monsters such as zombies and vampires get to them. Having all victims die to a monster attack incurs a game over, but saving at least one is enough to advance to the next stage.
There are ten victims in every stage (some have extras), and this TAS aims to save all of them—including one that normally isn't intended to be saved. Both playable characters are controlled simultaneously, and the levels are routed to minimize the score tallies. As usual, Speed Shoes drops are constantly manipulated so that every stage can be run through as quickly as possible.
This movie by Allbeert beats the previous record for this branch by 16:15.97. We also have a single-player any% that kills off all unnecessary victims ASAP to streamline the process and, thanks to that, cut the run time nearly in half.
Published on 4/27/2020

Bugz is an all-original 2D platformer, written specifically for the Uzebox. It has 21 levels, and the object is to collect all the cookies in each level without dying.
This game was run as part of TASVideos' Dream Team Contest 9, and this TAS was built on a combination of multiple submissions of said contest, which was further improved on.
The authors of this TAS go through the 21 levels in the 1P VS 2P mode (allowing one player to stomp on the other) in record time.
Published on 11/21/2020
Game:
Bugz

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.5

Insmouse no Yakata places the player in the role of a private detective set to escape the monster infected mansion.
Published on 10/31/2020
Tags:
Best ending
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.4.2

Kirby's Return to Dreamland is the 12th platforming installment in the series, and the first traditional Kirby platformer released in a decade after Kirby 64. The starship Lor Starcutter crash-lands on planet Popstar, and the extraterrestrial captain Magolor promises Kirby and friends a trip to his homeworld if they will help him find the scattered pieces of his ship in order to rebuild it. Like many Kirby antagonists before him, Magolor's true motives turn out to be nefarious, resulting in the Kirby gang once again fighting to save their galaxy.
Kirby's Return to Dreamland plays like a traditional Kirby game, seeing Kirby platforming through the game's 8 levels and inhaling foes to gain their powers. Elomavi flies through the game at incredible speed using the Wing copy ability's various fast-moving special moves (especially Condor Head). There is also a lot of flapping involved.
The author's commentary for the run is available in all of the encodes of the movie.
Published on 10/31/2020

New Super Mario Bros. Wii is a 2009 side-scrolling platform video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Wii video game console. New Super Mario Bros. Wii follows Mario as he fights his way through Bowser's henchmen to rescue Princess Peach. Mario has access to several power-ups that help him complete his quest, including the Ice Flower, the Fire Flower, and the Starman, each giving him unique abilities. There are some new powerups to this game, such as the Propeller Hat which lets the player ascend very quickly.
Monster improves upon the previous publication by 7.29 seconds.
Published on 7/22/2020
Tags:
Uses warps
Emulator Version:
Dolphin 5.0

I Wanna Be The Boshy is a free, notoriously difficult 2D platform game created by Danish game developer Jesper "Solgryn" Erlandsen. It is a fangame of I Wanna Be the Guy with the title being a reference to it and many other fangames with similar titles.
I Wanna Be The Boshy is known for being extremely difficult often including unforeseeable traps, random chance, intentionally poor hitboxes and very hard platforming. Many elements such as bosses, playable characters and NPCs are tributes/parodies of popular video games, such as Super Mario, Kirby and Street Fighter while other elements are references to obscure games such as The Cheetahmen or originally made.

VOLUME WARNING: Please be aware of loud sounds such as spider at 1:12, 3:10, 12:18, 17:11, 21:59 and a stoat at 9:34.
Published on 9/21/2020

Aliens: Neoplasma is a game submitted for the ZX Dev MID Remakes competition. It takes place in the same universe as the Alien movies created by Ridley Scott. In this game, you play as a woman awaken from stasis to find her shipmates all dead and the ship overrun by aliens. As with most Aliens based stories, the AI on the ship has decided that the alien creatures are more important than yourself and is trying to get them back to Earth at all costs. You are tasked with escaping the ship by running around and activating various terminals to open doors to new pathways through the ship; ultimately leading to the escape pod.
DrD2k9 rushes to the escape pod in record time.

Encoder's Note: The first 7 minutes is dedicated to loading. The game loads at 6:55.
Published on 2/8/2020
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.3.2

Space Monsters Meet the Hardy is a 2019 ZX Spectrum game made for the Yandex Retro Games Battle. You are tasked with taking out the leaders of the space monsters, who are hidden in mazelike levels. But time is limited, and you only have one weapon: your trusty laser pistol. For you to succeed, you must be both fast and accurate.
DrD2k9 ignores the danger and races across the alien world, sometimes directly through enemies in his path. With a few movement tricks up his sleeve, he completes Hardy's mission in just 10 and a half minutes.

Encoder's Note: The first 9 minutes is dedicated to loading. The game loads at 8:57.
Published on 2/9/2020
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.4.0


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