Tool-assisted movies (100)

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

Published on 3/3/2012
Commander Keen 5: The Armageddon Machine (1991) is a part of the popular Commander Keen saga, developed by id Software. It is a direct continuation of the previous episode of Goodbye Galaxy, in which Commander Keen (Billy Blaze) has learned from the Oracle of Gnosticus IV that the evil Shikadi plan to blow up the galaxy with their doomsday device, the Omegamatic (It slices! It dices! It causes a 100,000 light year-diameter quantum explosion!). Naturally, he sets out to sabotage the machine and stop the Shikadi.
Using a series of glitches, Keen completes only four stages to get to the end game, only one of which takes any significant length of time, and destroys the Quantum Explosion Dynamo, the core of the Omegamatic in the impossibly short time of 2:02. In the process, he manages to inadvertently prevent the Shikadi from accomplishing their escape (though you have to watch the ending very closely to figure out that this has happened here).

Published on 4/25/2018
D/Generation is an arcade adventure computer game with puzzle elements, published for the PC, Amiga and Atari ST by Mindscape in 1991. In 2018 it was ported to Nintendo Switch by West Coast Software with HD graphics.
The game takes place in a slightly cyberpunk futuristic setting in 2021. A French company called Genoq has developed a series of new genetically engineered bioweapons, which have run out of control and taken over Genoq's Singapore lab. The main character is a courier making an emergency delivery by jetpack of an important package to one of Genoq's top researchers, Jean-Paul Derrida (a name likely inspired by the philosophers Jean-Paul Sartre and Jacques Derrida), and who is happily oblivious to the carnage until the lab's doors lock behind him. His customer is ten floors away, all of them crawling with bioweapons.

Best ending
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JPC-rr 11.8 rc2

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

Published on 2/6/2014
Dawn of Sorrow (2005), the first installment of Castlevania on Nintendo DS, is a direct sequel to GBA hit Aria of Sorrow. Everyone is trying to kill our hero Soma Cruz, since in the previous game he absorbed all of Dracula's attributes. Leave it to weird cults to try and bring about the end of the world by unleashing this power.
The game is so fully broken at this point that there really is no plot in this run. Or final boss. Or much of anything at all. Using movement optimizations and a new zip, this movie completes the game 00:19.34 seconds faster than its predecessor. More details about the glitches can be found in the author's comments.

To play back the DSM file, make sure that "Enable Advanced Bus-Level Timing" and "Use dynamic recomplier" are unchecked in the "Emulation settings".

Published on 11/27/2022
Fire Emblem: Shin Monshou no Nazo: Hikari to Kage no Eiyuu (ファイアーエムブレム 新・紋章の謎〜光と影の英雄〜) is a remake of Fire Emblem 3 developed by Intelligent Systems and published by Nintendo for the DS in 2010. As such, it follows the same plot as the third game of the series, but with more chapters and recruitable characters.
lapogne36 obtains the best possible rank on the hardest difficulty (for which SRAM is needed) in record time.
An alternate encode by the author that features the battle animations can be found right here.

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

Published on 9/11/2022
One Chance is a Flash game by Awkward Silence Games released in December of 2010. In this game, a cure for cancer has been found; however, this cure proves itself to be deadly. The player, as Dr. John Pilgrim, has 6 days to create an antidote to that deadly cure. One unique characteristic of this game is that it can only be played once, and cannot be replayed again if it's completed in any way.
Spikestuff aims for the best possible ending in record time.
Note: Some sequences in this movie may be sensitive to some users. Please be aware of that before watching the movie.
One Chance

Best ending
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libTAS 1.4.3 + ruffle-nightly-2022-06-07

Published on 12/6/2020
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 12/1/2022
Caesars Palace is a licensed tie-in to the Caesars Palace brand of casinos for the Game Boy. In the game, you get to play a number of gambling games in the titular Caesars Palace: Roulette, Video Poker, Slots, Blackjack, and the Big Wheel. Leave the casino with enough money gained from your playthroughs and you get a car based on what you have.
ShesChardcore opts to play the Big Wheel in order to get the minimum required ($140,000) to get the best car, a Ferrari-looking sports car, as fast as possible.

Published on 9/15/2020
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 1/7/2010
This is a run for the Game Boy Kid Niki game, which is similar to the first NES title. The game is about a ninja named Yanchamaru whose girlfriend has been kidnapped.
The author, MUGG, uses Yanchamaru's spinning sword liberally in the run, often killing enemies in one hit.
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Published on 5/13/2015
The seven rainbow bridges, connecting the seven rainbow islands, have disappeared. King Dedede is to blame as always... or is he? The evil Dark Matter has him under his control and plans to turn Dream Land into a dark world. Kirby aims to save the day by going through seven worlds, aided this time by three animal friends (though you never see Rick the Hamster used in this run).
To get the true ending to the game, the player has to find a rainbow drop on each island, which form the rainbow sword after the main showdown with Dedede. These rainbow drops are hidden off the main paths of the stages, and most of them require a special power to break the barrier guarding the drop. This has a large effect on the route in some stages.
illayaya's run is over five minutes faster than the previous run by Soulrivers. Part of this is due to cutscene skips after bosses, though this run is also much more optimized. Details can be found in the submission comments.

Published on 7/6/2021
Solomon’s Club is a puzzle platform game with an old clumsy magician who has the power of creating and destroying platforms. And through that power, he saves the world. It is also the Game Boy port of the NES game Solomon's Key.
ninespaces completes all puzzles in record time.

You can watch the complete run played back on console.

Published on 4/1/2014
The Crash Dummies need to earn some money so they've taken on some odd jobs. And when it comes to Crash Dummies, the odder the better. Although it shares the same name, this game greatly differs from the NES version and other platforms. You play as crash dummy Slick, trying to earn money. The better you do, the more money you earn. If you don't earn enough, you must redo the level. The levels vary with events like diving off a building as a movie stunt, driving a car to test air-bags, skiing down a mountain, etc. Up to two players can play, alternating.
Best ending
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Published on 4/29/2012
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.
bobmario511 (the author), however, realized that "Hey, I'm in a dream. That means I can do anything I want!" With that in mind, he embarks on a journey as the legendary hero THIEF to live out his wildest fantasies. Unfortunately, he would soon find out that this dream would end up being the worst nightmare of his life, traveling through a chaotic world devoid of any logic, meaning, or consistent appearance. Summoning the power of all of the allies he can get, our hero, BowWow, Marin, a ghost, and a flying rooster travel together to make sense of the nonsensical hell of Link's own imagination, collecting what he believes to be the 8 Instruments and Secret Seashells on their way.
To see a run of the "normal" completion of this game, see this movie by the same author.

Published on 7/14/2012
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.
bobmario511 (the author), however, decided collecting instruments for a one-man band was a waste of time, so he skipped all of that and went straight to the Wind Fish (with a pesky boss battle in the middle).
This is a 00:00.57 second improvement over the previous run. See the author's notes for more details.
If you liked this, be sure to also check out the Game Boy Color version (DX), which completes all the dungeons.

Published on 10/26/2020
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 3/13/2011
Everyone who has at least once attempted to gather a soul from each of the 120 different enemies in Aria of Sorrow, especially during a speedrun, knows the frustration it incurs after a hundredth failed attempt to get the required drop. That just makes this all-souls TAS, played on hard mode and without using glitch warps in a little less than 25 minutes, even more impressive.
Upon completing his warpless run, Kriole decided to take another jab at this category, improving upon his earlier effort by 51 seconds.
However, if you would like to see the game beaten to a pulp in a mere quarter of this time, don't miss the any% run by klmz.

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

Published on 9/8/2016
Everyone who has at least once attempted to gather a soul from each of the 120 different enemies in Aria of Sorrow, especially during a speedrun, knows the frustration it incurs after a hundredth failed attempt to get the required drop. That just makes this all-souls TAS, played on hard mode, even more impressive.
This is an improvement of 1:38.85 over the previous movie, thanks to a more optimised route and newly used items. Please read the authors' comments for more details.
If you would like to see the game beaten even faster, don't miss the any% run by one of the authors, klmz.

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

Published on 7/19/2017
In Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance, the Belmont clan must again rise to the challenge: Dracula's castle is in disarray and is in serious need of an interior decorator! In this movie, Juste Belmont zips through walls, under floors, and over zombies with the very important task of rearranging furniture. (He also defeats Dracula and rescues his best friends along the way, but that's not very important.)
This movie is a 06:34.27 improvement over its predecessor, thanks to several new improvements and optimizations.

Published on 7/27/2022
Dark Arena is a Doom-style first-person shooter for the Game Boy Advance. It was also the first FPS released for the system and boasted levels that were developed by members of the Doom modding community. Our hero, Angelina Bradshaw, is the sole survivor of a spec ops team that was sent to contain an off-world facility, which was overran with Genetically-Engineered Organisms. She must now escape the facility and the planet before it gets nuked by her superiors.
tapioca abuses numerous out-of-bounds glitches in this run to complete the game and get the best ending as fast as possible.

Published on 11/27/2012
Mega Man Battle Chip Challenge is an offshoot of the Mega Man Battle Network series of Mega Man games. While not the most popular game in the series, it offers many opportunities for TASing, with lots of luck manipulation and route planning.
This run by mtvf1 plays through the game speedily and gets the best ending. See the author's comments for a detailed analysis of some of the strategies and routes used.

Published on 7/6/2017
Bomberman Quest is a GBC game that adds RPG elements to Bomberman typical gameplay, appearing similar to Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening.
In this movie ThunderAxe31 abuses a glitch that allows to reach places that are not supposed to be accessible, skipping about half of the game.

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

Published on 1/19/2021
Winnie the Pooh: Adventures in the 100 Acre Wood is an adventure game developed by NewKidCo and published by NewKidCo and Disney Interactive. It was released in North America in April 2000 for the Game Boy Color.
The game follows Winnie the Pooh as he interacts with other characters in the wood. Most of the game uses a board game structure, where the player rolls a dice and draws cards to move around on the map in an attempt to explore the wood. The game is aimed at a younger demographic and was designed to be simple. It was the first Winnie the Pooh game to be released on a video game console.
In this movie, Winslinator achieves "100% Knowledge", equivalent to 100% completion of the game, in record time.

You can watch the console-verification of this movie here.

Published on 12/16/2018
The land of Alurea is under attack by monsters. Due to a preceding time of peace, its twin princes are the only people who know how to fight. They need to find the legendary "Dragon Blue Eyes" stones in order to save their kingdom. This game is also known as Mega Twins.
In this run, TehBerral guides DERP, the red twin, to the best ending on the hardest difficulty. DERP uses melee and magic to make quick work of all enemies in his path, whether they be lowly bats or fearful clowns.

Published on 11/25/2018
Comix Zone is a 1995 beat 'em up video game developed and published by Sega for the Sega Genesis. An unusual feature of the game is that it is set within the panels of a comic book with dialogue rendered within talk bubbles and sprites and backgrounds possessing the bright colours and dynamic drawing style favoured by superhero comics.
Sketch Turner, a "starving artist" and freelance rock musician living in New York City, is working on his newest comic book, named the "Comix Zone". One night, while Sketch is working on Comix Zone during a thunderstorm, a lightning bolt strikes a panel of his comic. In this instant, the main villain of Comix Zone - a powerful mutant named Mortus - manages to escape the comic book's pages, desiring to kill Sketch so he can become flesh and blood and take over the real world. Because he does not possess any power in reality, Mortus sends Sketch into the world of his own comic, freely drawing in enemies attempting to kill him.
Comix Zone is an action platformer in which players control Sketch as he progresses through panels of his comic book, hoping to reach the end and escape before his own creations finish him off. Each level consists of two pages and secrets are discovered by shredding the paper and revealing items. Along with standard attacks such as punching, kicking and jump attacks, Sketch can store up to three items in his inventory to help him overcome obstacles.
Archanfel improved the predecessor movie by 54.21 seconds thanks to faster strategies and manipulations.

Published on 12/26/2018
Contra: Hard Corps is the only game of the Contra series released on the Genesis / Mega Drive console. In this game, you get to choose between four characters, each with different abilities and weapons. The Japanese version was chosen because, for some reason, it gives the players a health bar, allowing them to take some damage without dying.
You can also get several different endings, based on which choices you make at several points. In this movie, the author takes the "best ending", which is the only ending that rewards the player with a "GOOD JOB!" screen at the end. There is also a run which obtains a worse ending but still shows off a number of the game's stages. There is also a run which gets the secret ending.
In this movie, Soig improves his previous effort by 00:12.77 seconds.

Published on 4/23/2017
James Pond 3: Operation Starfish (1993) is a platform game starring a super agile fish named James Pond, which has been Amiga's somewhat preemptive answer to Sonic the Hedgehog and Super Mario World games. The physics of this game allow for many interesting acrobatics, like running up the walls and ceilings at breakneck speed. As such, these abilities are abused to the point where, in some parts, Pond bounces around as fast as Sonic does.
Following the game's plot, the evil Dr. Maybe attempts to take over the dairy industry, for which he constructs a giant stronghold on the Moon. Because, as you probably know, its surface is made of cheese. The overworld map spans over 100 levels, but most of them are optional.
This run is the author's third submission of this game. The Cheese Mines and Stiltonium Machines were destroyed in order to reach the good ending. According to the author, the bad ending is about as bad as losing the game, as you get a non-standard game over instead of the ending.
He improves the previous run by 4:42.29, thanks to new glitch discoveries and better optimisation in many places. Please read the author's comments for more details.

Published on 12/18/2014
Sonic's gone to plaid in the latest TAS by marzojr. It starts from a savestate to take advantage of Hyper Sonic from the beginning of the game. (For more details, see the note below and the run's comments.)
WARNING: The awesomeness of Hyper Sonic may damage your eyes or trigger seizures in susceptible people.

Note: This movie begins from a save state from the end of regular mode in order to access Hyper Sonic from the beginning of the game. There is no other way to access it outside of a hack. We normally do not accept movies which begin from a save state.
To download a savestate for this movie, use this link for Gens version 11a or this link for Gens version 11b.

There are also secondary encode links to the camhacked version.

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

Published on 8/15/2010
The kingdom of Zebulos is once again attacked, this time by the neighboring Gedol Empire, whose ruler King Gedol decides that he can kidnap Princess Cherry as Bowser can kidnap Princess Toadstool. The rescuing hero, Sparkster, thinks that espionage is boring. So instead of infiltrating the Gedol empire by stealth, he goes in sword swinging and jetpack blazing, cutting down swaths of whatever poor lizardmen decide to get in his way.
This game is the official sequel to Rocket Knight Adventures, whereas the SNES version with the same title is some sort of spinoff. Although the control is sluggish compared to the other two games, the author generally keeps the speed and pace fast, and exploits a bunch of tricks that make some bosses fall very, very fast.
This is a 42 second improvement to the previous movie by Ferret Warlord.

Published on 5/4/2014
ToeJam and Earl in Panic on Funkotron is the sequel to the first ToeJam and Earl game for the Sega Genesis. Both games are well-known for their distinctive funk soundtracks. However, unlike the first game, which has randomly generated levels, this game is more of a conventional side-scrolling platformer.
In this game, Funkotron has been invaded by Earthlings, and it's up to our heroes to fix the problem by capturing Earthlings in Trap-o-matic jars and sending the jars to Earth on rocketships. Early in the game, you'll see ToeJam visit a special area called the Hyperfunk Zone multiple times. After these visits, he has unlimited use of superjars, which require fewer throws to bottle enemies than ordinary jars do.
This run gets the good ending by finding the 10 favorite items of Lamont, the Great Funkapotamus. All of the items are needed to get Lamont out of the Funk Dimension at the end of the game. The objects themselves are hidden in secret doors, most of which don't even exist until you've officially asked your friends for directions, but a few can be entered early without the need to trigger the dialogue.

Published on 8/5/2018
Sonic Labyrinth is a puzzle and platform game featuring isometric game play. Sonic must obtain keys located throughout the first three acts of each zone and then battle a boss to retrieve the chaos emeralds.
While Sonic has an incredibly slow walking speed, there is plenty of super fast bouncing around that makes good use of the spindash. The best ending is achieved in this run by entering the bonus stage in 2-3 to collect a chaos emerald.
Sonic Labyrinth

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Published on 12/25/2019
This is it, Madeline. Just breathe. You can do this.
Celeste is a platform game released in 2018 and developed by independent game studio Extremely OK Games, who also developed TowerFall Ascension. It features Madeline, a young girl who sets on a journey to reach the summit of the titular mountain. Can she survive the many dangers that await her on her ascent?
This time, EuniverseCat, fishmcmuffins, keylie, dahlukeh and Lanvilla collect all 175 red strawberries, the moon berry, all 24 crystal hearts, all B-Side cassette tapes as well as completing every chapter (which also includes the B- and C-Sides as well as the recently released Farewell chapter) in a record in-game time of 1:16:51.335.

There is also an alternate YouTube stream featuring audio commentary by EuniverseCat, fishmcmuffins and Chaikitty, a speedrunner of the game.

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

Published on 9/4/2022
VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action is a visual novel made by Sukeban Games in 2016. Set in a cyberpunk environment, the player holds a bar and serves drinks to the various customers that visit it while listening to their stories.
Spikestuff performs a perfect service - that is, make no mistakes while making a drink and gets all of the good endings in record time.
Whilst the TAS zooms through the story, we still recommend playing it before watching the TAS, as it spoils the solutions to the drinks as well.

Published on 10/27/2018
Völgarr the Viking is a video game released by Crazy Viking Studios in 2013, inspired by old arcade games like Ghosts 'n Goblins or Rastan. Players take the role of the titular Völgarr, risen from the dead and commanded by Odin to find and slay the greedy dragon Fáfnir. The game has minimal presentation and story, having no formal title screen or opening menu and no cutscenes or dialogue. It has a high level of challenge and a deliberate pacing, expecting the player to proceed with caution and learn the layouts of each level, playing each through multiple times until they are mastered. It also encourages speedrunning, including a speed runner HUD option, as the game uses very few randomized elements and has many options for increasing the speed a player can get through a level.
There are two paths available after beating Stage 1, namely the Crystal path, where difficulty gradually rises, eventually reaching its peak in the Tower, and where the player has infinite retries, and the Valkyrie path, where the player has a limited amount of retries (if one loses all retries on this path, the player is going to play the Crystal path variant of the same level) and generally much harder than the Crystal path. Doing a full Valkyrie path run is necessary to obtain the best ending, as it unlocks the true final stage as well as the true last boss.
keylie slices and dices through the Valkyrie path and obtains the best ending in record time.

Extra downloadable encodes at 540p are also available: MKV Modern HQ MP4 Compatibility

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

Published on 2/14/2012
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards is a 2.5 dimensional side-scrolling adventure game featuring Kirby, our little pink hero. This time around, it's up to Kirby to collect the seventy-four crystal shards and save the fairies' home, Ripple Star.
In this run, Nahoc collects all shards while showing off some of the abilities this game has to offer. Please read the submission text for more information.
Note: There are encodes of higher resolution in the discussion thread.

Published on 4/24/2011
Battle Kid: Fortress of Peril may look old, but it's actually released in 2010! Mainly inspired by the PC game I Wanna Be the Guy, this game is classic platforming action, where anything can kill the player in one single hit. While it's not unfair (as opposed to I Wanna Be the Guy), it's still really hard.
Aglar collects every item and key before going to the last area, and takes the right path to get to the best ending, all of this on the hardest difficulty possible and without taking any damage!

Published on 2/4/2010
In Bubble Bobble, two magical, bubble-blowing dinosaurs (Bub and Bob) fight through an evil, deep forest in order to rescue their kidnapped dinosaur friends.
This movie features one... no, wait, six players controlling two characters simultaneously while smashing the previous time by 2 minutes and 41 seconds. However, this publication chooses to use warps.

Published on 11/26/2022
Caesars Palace is a licensed tie-in to the Caesars Palace brand of casinos for the NES. In the game, you get to play a number of gambling games in the titular Caesars Palace: Roulette, Video Poker, Slots, Blackjack, and the Big Wheel. Leave the casino with enough money gained from your playthroughs and you get a car based on what you have.
ShesChardcore opts to play the Big Wheel in order to get the minimum required ($140,000) to get the best car, a red Ferrari-looking sports car, as fast as possible.

Published on 9/5/2017
Crash 'n' the Boys: Street Challenge is part of the Kunio-kun series. Kunio is the protagonist of the series and the guardian of Nekketsu High School. His name has been localized in a variety of ways: "Crash" Cooney in this game, Mr. K in Renegade, Sam in Super Dodge Ball, and Alex in River City Ransom. In this game, representatives of the high schools compete in five no-holds-barred events.
In this run, inzult improves the predecessor movie by GuanoBowl by 03:18.56 minutes.

Published on 8/13/2017
DAIVA Story 6: Nirsartia no Gyokuza (DAIVA ストーリー6 ナーサティアの玉座) is the sixth game in the DAIVA saga. Like the other games in this franchise, it tells the same overarching story, however this time the story is explored through the view of the protagonist named Mahtari Shuban. Mahtari's task is to take resources from 15 different hostile planets and also defeat the enemies who inhabit them.
Unlike the other games of the saga, released on various Japanese home computers, this game was released on the Famicom. It also plays more like a shoot-em-up rather than a strategy game like the other games of the saga, except you don't float at all, since the main character is affected by the gravity of the planets he visits.
Newcomer genzie achieves the best ending in record time.

Published on 2/9/2021
Die Hard is a top-down action game based on the movie of the same name. The game has multiple endings.
This run reaches a good ending by "dying" with health remaining. This is done by activating a scripted explosion sequence on the roof of the Nakatomi building while standing just out of range of the blast. In-game time is advanced quickly by damaging John's feet and making repeated trips up and down the stairs. In addition, Heinrich's position is manipulated so the detonator can be collected quickly.
ajfirecracker and Coiser improve the predecessor movie by 00:03.53 seconds thanks to a new strategy: shooting open the roof door instead of collecting the key.

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

Published on 6/12/2010
A short Japanese game about a small green toy who can summon stars to help him defeat monsters and to use them as platforms to reach high places and travel fast.
In this movie, the authors collect all of the items to enter the secret 7th level after the boss at the end of the 6th level, and do so 2 minutes and 15 seconds faster than the previous movie.
The game cartridge of Gimmick! contains a special microchip, FME7, which extends the number of sound channels in the game from 5 to 8, creating a more melodic soundtrack than in most other NES games.
This movie has an Atlas Map encode of Level 6, which shows the standard encode overlaid on a zoomed out map.
If you like this, be sure to check out the other run of this game, which skips the secret items.

Watch this run being played back on a real console.

Published on 2/2/2010
Meet Paul -- A guy who starves to death five minutes after a grand meal. He also feels experienced from doing trivial things like entering a store or delivering mail.
While many heroes would depend on hours of fighting for experience, Paul instead gets his experience from those trivial things in order to defeat Abadon in a timely manner. Best ending requires all such trivial tasks done, ensuring you see Paul gaining experience from delivering a letter or talking to a tree.
Along the way, there are vicious enemies who beat up Paul. Being in a hurry, Paul doesn't stop for them, preferring to use the UNKNOWN spell to patch himself up. Normally this has a high chance of killing Paul in some of the most gruesome or comical ways possible, but instead it is manipulated to heal him.
This beats the authors previous run by a little over 38 seconds, primarily due to a new route.
Reading the author's comments is recommended.

This movie features commentary by the author, which has been added to the encode in the form of soft subtitles. If watching embedded stream via, you can press the nearly invisible commentary button on the top right corner to see the commentary.

Emulator Replay:
FCEUX 2.1.2

Published on 7/23/2007
Mighty Bomb Jack is a game where Jack goes to rescue his family from a pyramid. Along the way, he meets many enemies who start as mummies and change forms when they hit the ground. He also finds bomb-filled rooms at the end of each round, which work like warp rooms with a twist: you can warp ahead to the bomb room of the next round if the first lit bomb is the last bomb collected. Using this, the author warps past many rounds.
However, this movie aims for the best ending, which is obtained by freeing all the family members in Round 12. This means that the author avoids warping past some rounds in order to collect items. For more details, read the submission comments.

Published on 3/16/2012
Dizzy, the intelligent egg-like creature, is back in this second game of the famous series from the 1980s. He needs to gather items that he can trade for boat parts to escape from some islands. For the best ending, he also needs to find 30 coins, some of which are hidden.
This game has a reputation of high difficulty because of its physics and control scheme, but goofydylan8 makes it look like a relaxing platformer through masterful route planning and item management.
We also have a run of Dizzy the Adventurer.

Watch a resync of this run being played back on a real console.

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

Published on 8/7/2015
Splatterhouse: Wanpaku Graffiti (スプラッターハウス わんぱくグラフィティ) is the second game to be released in the Splatterhouse series. Unlike the other games in the series, it's more comical, with several references to popular horror movies and a more cartoonish art style.
In this run, Samsara goes through the game's two secret areas to get an extended ending.

FLASHING LIGHTS WARNING: 8:50 to 9:00, and 19:10 to 19:30.

Published on 7/10/2022
Super Mario Bros.: The Mystery of Luigi is a ROM hack of Super Mario Bros. that parodies Transformers: Convoy no Nazo and is made by the same person that created Extra Mario Bros. Luigi is missing and was possibly kidnapped by a really big Bowser, and it's up to Mario to find and rescue him. It may be a relatively short hack, but it has very good presentation and a couple of new mechanics that make it very different from most SMB ROM hacks.
HappyLee abuses various glitches in this run to get the best ending where Luigi is rescued in record time.

Watch this run being played back on a real console.

Published on 4/1/2013
Sweet Home is a survival horror RPG developed by Capcom for the Famicom. It is based on the Japanese horror film of the same name. The game is sometimes perceived as the original survival horror game, and was a prototype of the Resident Evil series.
You can watch this run being played back on a real console.

Published on 10/4/2022
This movie aims for the fastest possible time to get a score of 999999 in this game. A surprising 00:18.65 seconds have been shaved off the previous movie through better optimizations.
It warps directly to the 18th level and fills half of the field quickly to be able to operate short distances in the top part of the field. From there on, it only gets Tetrises (4-line clearings) until the score is maxed out.
A glitch involving pressing several directional buttons at once is used to manipulate luck for the next pieces. Flickering of the next piece block and piece in play results. Of course, the fun doesn't stop there, the L blocks also have their say in getting Tetrises.

Published on 7/6/2022
The Three Stooges can be described as a board game where you play various minigames, often aiming to collect as many items or correct answers as possible. The plot of the game involves Moe, Larry, and Curly trying to raise enough money to make sure the local orphanage doesn't get taken away by the big bank.
Darkman425 in this run chooses the most optimal sequence of games to gain the minimum amount of money needed for the best ending, $20,000, and finish in record time.

Published on 7/10/2014
Treasure Master is a side-scrolling action game that sends your character on a quest of treasure acquisition. Jump your way through a variety of world environments including the islands, microprocessor-level circuitry, and the moon, and accumulate all of the material wealth you can possibly amass. You have a number of enemies to beware of (such as sharks, caterpillars, and springs). But you also have an impressive array of tools to help you in your quest (moon buggy!).
Treasure Master offers the opportunity to collect not only virtual treasure in a video game, but also treasure in the real world. After practicing the game, players had the opportunity to compete for real prizes.

Published on 12/28/2009
Contrary to the other Rondo of Blood TASes on the site, this one not only goes through the hurdles of saving three useless villagers from their prisons (with some of said prisons even resembling their regular habitats), but also plays through all the picturesque levels just to prove that Maria isn't really a suboptimal character. No videogame character fighting dark priests by stoning them to death with small white birds should ever be called suboptimal.
If you want to see a shorter run through the game, we suggest watching these: Richter any% in 23:18, Maria any% in 24:22.

Published on 2/14/2010
In this obscure title for an obscure platform, our ninja hero must fight his way through a horde of enemy ninja who attack from every angle in order to rescue the girl.
Join arukAdo in this exciting adventure as he slices through his enemies and their defenses like a hot chainsaw through fresh butter (and beats up the girl too).
We also have an alternate version of this run which plays on hard difficulty. The only difference between difficulty levels is enemy hit points, which is normally grounds for playing on the easiest possible difficulty (to improve speed and entertainment).

Published on 3/10/2010
Azure Dreams is an RPG random dungeon crawler where the main character, Koh, can recruit familiars and level them up in the 40-floor Monster Tower, while gaining items and riches. He can also help the local town and romance some girls.
As can be seen from the movie time, none of this occurs in this TAS. It's just one naked dash to the top and a whole bunch of fortuitous circumstances. Luck manipulation was used on almost every floor to ensure that elevators and helpful traps are strategically located.
Should you decide to play Azure Dreams, this is definitely the wrong way to play the game.
Azure Dreams

Emulator Replay:
PCSX-rr 0.0.7

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

Published on 3/9/2014
Not only was Castlevania: Symphony of the Night the first installment of the Castlevania series on PSX but also the first PSX game to have a published run here. Follow Dracula's son Alucard as he glitches through the castle on a quest to end his father's life.
ForgoneMoose and sockfolder, by corrupting the save data, manage to corrupt the memory and go straight to the ending, totally skipping Richter and the whole second castle.
A 100% run covering the whole castle is also available here. If you prefer the main character to have muscular bare arms and to pray to the rain gods to defeat bosses, you may enjoy the Richter version. If you want to see a run on Replay mode that can skip many cutscenes, see this run. A run with clear save without memory corruption is also available here.

Note: Due to an emulation error, the audio in the ending FMV sequence doesn't play.

Published on 12/22/2022
Crash Bandicoot is the first game in a seminal series for the PlayStation.
Utilizing zigzag movement and other new tricks, The8bitbeast collects every gem and Tawna Bandicoot to leave Neo Cortex wondering just what kind of flying bandicoot on a double espresso he set on the loose. For details on the new tricks, differences between the USA and JPN versions, and the strategies used, reading the author's comments is recommended.

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

Published on 9/6/2021
Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back is the second game of the Crash Bandicoot series developed by Naughty Dog. The story takes place immediately after the events of the previous game. It features similar gameplay to the other two games in the series.
This run from SuPeRbOoMfAn collects all Crystals and Gems from 27 levels and defeats all five bosses before destroying the Cortex Vortex with N. Brio's help as fast as possible without abusing any major glitches.

Published on 12/25/2017
Crash Bandicoot: Warped is the third game of the Crash Bandicoot series developed by Naughty Dog. The story takes place immediately after the events of the previous game. It features similar gameplay to the first two games in the series.
We recommend reading the author's comments for information about this run.

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

Published on 10/24/2020
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 5/19/2009
September 28th. Daylight... The monsters have overtaken the city. Somehow... I'm still alive...
This third entry in the Resident Evil series follows Jill Valentine as she tries to escape Raccoon City. In addition to the hordes of zombies, she must also avoid a bio-organic weapon called the Nemesis, created by the evil Umbrella Corporation to hunt down and kill the remaining S.T.A.R.S. team members for being witnesses of their unethical and illegal experiments in the first game.

Published on 12/21/2009
Join Carlos in a race to clean up the streets of Raccoon City and enjoy the architecture and the new wall colors in a quick run of this well-known minigame from Resident Evil 3.
The objective of the minigame is to reach a specified point in a set time limit which can be extended by defeating enemies. Needless to say, the timer never even comes close to running out here.
This run begins from a save state which has the minigame unlocked, which can be generated by replaying the author's run of the full game. This is not normally allowed by the site, though an exception can be made if prior approval is granted.

Published on 11/7/2014
Spyro: Year of the Dragon is the third installment in the Spyro series and the last Spyro game to be released for the PlayStation, in addition to being the last one created by its original creators.
After many technical issues, this first ever completed TAS of Spyro: Year of the Dragon finishes the game with 100% (in-game 117%) game completion, over an hour faster than any normal speedrun. This is done through carefully planned routes, precisely executed glitches and highly optimized movement.

Author's vocal commentary during the run's video can be watched on YouTube.

Published on 12/31/2020
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 8/11/2018
In preparation for Ragnarok, the final battle between the gods, Odin has commanded Lenneth Valkyrie to descend to the lower world and gather the souls of fallen heroes to serve as soldiers in the approaching conflict. The player controls Lenneth, gathering soldiers and training them to be transferred to the battlefields of the gods.
...except xxNKxx does none of that, instead accessing the debug room through corrupting the save file on the memory card due to resetting the console while saving, and thus ends the game in record time.

Published on 5/16/2021
In preparation for Ragnarok, the final battle between the gods, Odin has commanded Lenneth Valkyrie to descend to the lower world and gather the souls of fallen heroes to serve as soldiers in the approaching conflict. The player controls Lenneth, gathering soldiers and training them to be transferred to the battlefields of the gods.

Published on 2/15/2018
Robotnik is trying to take over South Island once again. Our blue little hero decides to stop him, while also collecting all the chaos emeralds in his free time. A glitch which allows Sonic to skip the cutscene after most bosses helps him to proceed even faster to the following zone.
The goal of this TAS is to beat the game with the best ending, which requires collecting 5 emeralds throughout the game, causing a 6th emerald to drop after the final boss.
This run improved the predecessor movie by 00:33.06 seconds. The main timesave comes from lag reduction, but a few seconds were saved thanks to other tricks, techniques and routing.

Published on 12/8/2007
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 for the Sega Master System completed with all emeralds. Unlike many Sonic games, acquiring emeralds is done within normal stages rather than bonus levels, and getting all of them allows you to play the true final level.
Trivia: This game slightly predates the Mega Drive/Genesis version, so it features the official first appearance of Sonic's flying mutant fox friend, Tails.

Published on 1/2/2009
The SNES version of Aladdin (1993) follows the plot of this Disney movie much more closely than its Genesis counterpart.
Unlike in the other movie of this game, Jasmine wasn't happy with just being rescued by Aladdin; she made him spend a little time picking up some jewelry for her on the way. This movie aims to complete the game with all the red gems collected, which takes a little more time, but adds quite a bit to the entertainment value of the run. The core trick of this TAS is to abuse the parachute extensively to move faster than normal walking or jumping.

Published on 6/23/2009
The Animaniacs are a cartoon comedy trio, known for old school Warner Brothers style comedy mixed with some scathing political commentary.
This platformer of their namesake captures their personality well, with some comical and colorful animations. The author adds in his own techniques of walking on air and creating small scenes within the game while playing, especially during boss fights.
This game has a built in roulette, which is manipulated to always give the best result, especially invincibility when needed for tougher bosses.

Emulator Replay:
Snes9x 1.43+ v13

Published on 10/22/2012
The evil genius, Silas Volkmire, and his sidekick, the Dark Queen, have kidnapped the daughter of a well-renowned scientist and Zitz, one of the Battletoads. Now the remaining 'Toads, Rash and Pimple, must rescue the two captives and stop the deadly duo from fulfilling their plans to control the world.
In this movie the toads seem to recall that they are Ninja Turtles rivals. Whenever they snatch a minute, they master their martial arts techniques, not caring that it's not ninjutsu and just straight brutality.
The author, Dooty, improves the previous movie by 00:48.35 seconds thanks to better manipulation and some new tricks.

Published on 12/23/2010
Breath of Fire was Capcom's first traditional RPG. It follows a boy named Ryu, one of the last surviving members of an ancient race with the ability to transform into mighty dragons, as he searches the world for his sister. Along the way, Ryu meets other warriors who share his quest and comes into conflict with the Dark Dragon Clan, a militaristic empire who seeks to take over the world by reviving a mad goddess.
Using a whole lot of planning and luck manipulation, janus completes this long game in just under four and a quarter hours.

Published on 10/23/2020
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 12/12/2011
Castlevania: Dracula X (1995), released in Japan as Akumajō Dracula XX, is actually a toned-down remake of a PC Engine title known as Rondo of Blood (1993). It stars Richter Belmont, supposedly a son of Juste Belmont from Harmony of Dissonance, on a mission to save Annette (said to be his girlfriend) and Maria Renard (a young vampire huntress said to be his girlfriend's sister), along with a number of their fellow villagers, from imprisonment by Dracula (said to be the villain) and his minions.
Unfortunately, in this SNES port Richter isn't too much of a fast walker - unlike his father and the later Belmont clan descendants - so his fastest way of moving is constant backflipping (so don't be surprised by the author's choice of traveling method).
This movie is a 00:11.48 second improvement to the previous version by pirate_sephiroth.

Published on 9/26/2017
Clock Tower is a survival horror point-and-click game in which Jennifer Simpson attempts to uncover the secrets of the Barrows mansion where she and her fellow orphans have been trapped. Jennifer must avoid traps, monsters, and a scissor-wielding psychopath as she explores the strange mansion.
This movie takes advantage of several small tricks and glitches to achieve the best ending, Ending S, in under 12 minutes. Among them are an inventory glitch, which allows skipping through dialogue, and a select glitch, which allows Jennifer to run through the psychopath by clicking an object on the screen. Several new glitches this time around also contribute to a 00:33.05 second improvement over ruadath's previous run.
We also have a run that beats the game as fast as possible.

Published on 5/5/2012
Donkey Kong's been kidnapped and old Cranky Kong insists that Diddy collect a bunch of coins that say "DK" on them. These goals are compatible enough that Diddy and Dixie decide to get a little bit sidetracked on their rescue plan.
This movie improves on its predecessor by 00:45.28 seconds, primarily by using a debug code to get 75 Kremkoins early, allowing for a faster route through the game. Reading the authors' comments is recommended.
For more primate action, check out the any% run.

Published on 12/21/2010
Donkey and Diddy Kong appear to have been kidnapped, so now it's up to that daring damsel of adventure, Dixie Kong, to find the missing monkeys. But this is no solo expedition; her cousin, the titanic toddler Kiddy Kong, is here to help her kick some Kremlin butts.
This is the first entry of the 105% category of this game. By using a password to remove the 'DK' barrels, the game officially enters hard mode, and the maximum percent completion is obtained. For more Kong action, you can also view the pure speedrun that doesn't collect all items.

Published on 5/18/2018
Dragon Ball Z: Super Saiya Densetsu (ドラゴンボールZ 超サイヤ伝説) is a role playing video game and the first Dragon Ball game for the Super Famicom. It was released only in Japan on January 25, 1992.
Super Saiya Densetsu is a remake combining two earlier Famicom games of the Gokuden series: Dragon Ball Z: Kyoushuu! Saiya Jin and Dragon Ball Z II: Gekishin Freeza!!, but without the movie characters and anime filler elements that were featured in them.
The game follows the rough outline of the Vegeta, Namek, and Frieza Sagas, with various add-ons and edits to make the story fit within the RPG guidelines, such as the inclusion of multi-colored Saibamen and re-colors of Frieza's henchmen and the Ginyu Force members as common enemies.

Published on 3/27/2012
Gekisou Sentai Car Ranger is a Power Rangers game released only in Japan. It uses the SuFami Turbo loader add-on for the SNES, making it even more obscure.
The game itself is rather short for a platformer. Only the yellow and red rangers are used due to their unique character advantages which allow them to complete the game faster than the other rangers. Unlike its predecessor, this run gets good ending by getting the minimum 250 parts necessary to form Racing Fusion RV Robo and defeat a transformed President Gynamo before he blows up the Earth. This results in the movie length being increased by 00:46.27 seconds. See the author's notes for more details.

Published on 1/13/2018
Kid Klown in Crazy Chase (キッドクラウンのクレイジーチェイス) is a platform video game developed and published by Kemco for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. It was released in North America in September 1994, Japan on October 21, 1994 and in Europe in 1995.
The game features the Kid Klown, the player character who is tasked with rescuing the Princess Honey from the villain Black Jack. Players view gameplay from an isometric perspective as Kid Klown pursues a lit fuse in order to stop it from reaching a spade bomb.

Published on 8/6/2018
Kirby's Dream Land 3 is the fifth platformer video game starring Kirby. Specifically, it is the third game under the Kirby's Dream Land name. Although the first two games were largely unrelated, Dream Land 3 features many returning characters from Dream Land 2. Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards serves as the sequel to this game.
After the events of Kirby's Dream Land 2, Kirby and Gooey are on a fishing trip, when all of a sudden, Dark Matter appears and shatters the planet's rings. He then proceeds to possess various Dream-Landers, including King Dedede. Kirby and Gooey team up with Rick, Coo, and Kine, as well as new characters Pitch, ChuChu, and Nago, in order to stop Dark Matter.
WaddleDX collects all the Heart Stars, fights the true final boss, and achieves the best ending in record time.

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

Published on 2/1/2009
This is a SNES translation of the well known and popular game.
This TAS, played by Lord Tom, completes the game's Mayhem and Sunsoft levels.
We recommend reading the author's level-by-level comments which explain some of the strategies used in the levels.
The category "takes damage to save time" was flagged because some of the lemmings were sacrificed for overall best completion time (in some levels, it is even necessary).

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

Published on 11/4/2016
Mega Man X2 makes a particularly interesting run as there are many weapons that can be used to increase mobility. These include a grappling hook, a fast mid-air dash, and a weapon that can transform enemies into platforms.
This TAS obsoletes the "low%, best ending" as well as the "all upgrades" runs, since it collects all the parts of both X and Zero. It became possible to separate the "full completion" branch from the "any%" one after it was found to be faster to forgo acquiring the Shoryuken in the latter.

Published on 11/22/2011
Mega Man X3 is the third game in the Mega Man X series, and the last one to be released on the SNES.
This is the second "100%" run of this game. agwawaf speeds through the game very rapidly, collecting all heart tanks, subtanks, Ride Armor modules, upgrades and finally the Golden Armor. However, Zero is kept alive and his Z-Saber is not obtained, so the author could get the best ending.
The page Mega Man X Tricks explains some of the tricks that are used in this tool-assisted speedrun.
See also the any% run of this game by the same author, which doesn't collect the upgrades but does collect the Z-Saber.

Published on 4/13/2011
A run of the fifth Super Bomberman game. The player controls two characters alone and manages to complete the game very quickly due to exploiting the very long invulnerability periods at the beginning of every stage.
In this game, you can choose a route after beating a stage. The game was only released in Japan.
Super Bomberman 5

Emulator Replay:
Snes9x 1.43 improvement13

Published on 8/18/2018
Super Metroid made waves upon its release in 1994 for having a large continuous world open for nearly completely unguided exploration and a vast assortment of movement- and power-enhancing item upgrades hidden throughout.
Having transcended the need for all of that collection and exploration, Sniq immediately goes out of bounds to manipulate stray RAM data and force the ending sequence directly—within just a couple minutes from landing on the planet. As a result, no items are ever collected.
The improvement over the previous run in this category comes from a more optimal ACE setup. See the author's submission notes for more information.

Published on 5/13/2014
Mario has returned to the Mushroom Kingdom from a trip, only to find that Bowser has started a construction campaign of building new hideouts. The construction projects are depriving the kingdom's plants of sunlight and thus, Mario decides to demolish the projects with his hammer. Along the way, he meets his old enemies from the original Wrecking Crew, including former rival Foreman Spike.
This Japan-only sequel to the original game takes a more competitive approach, giving two opponents their own sides to demolish as many panels as they can. Once one of the sides is completely filled up, the other player wins.
In this run, pirohiko takes advantage of a shortcut that humorously ends a level instantly if three lines of at least three panels of the same color overlap.

Published on 11/3/2008
When Merlin was a young Sokoban man, he enjoyed life through minecart-surfing, skin-diving and burrow-crawling. Abusing glitchy spells and items, he wandered the world along with a frozen lady who came from the lake, in the Meanwhile, occasionally beating bad things like meanie trees, yestoday's launch and even a crouching dragon.
The author collects all heart pieces and other non-respawning items even without actually touching all of them. However, it is pretty sad that the prize T-shirt will never seem to be awarded with, although the "100% heart pieces collected" screen after the credits says so.

Published on 10/31/2020
Insmouse no Yakata places the player in the role of a private detective set to escape the monster infected mansion.

Published on 12/19/2021
Virtual Boy Wario Land was a platformer released for the Virtual Boy system in 1995. The main objective of the game is to traverse the 14 levels and find a hidden key in order to open up the next level. There are treasures hidden along the way; this TAS collects them all and therefore achieves the best ending.
EZGames69, Bloopiero and Cyorter improve the previous movie by 1 minute and 29.67 seconds, thanks to better optimisation. Please read the authors' comments for more details.
We also have a run that forgoes hunting for treasure and simply gets to the end as fast as possible.

Published on 11/12/2011
Cave Story (2004) is a famous freeware indie game notable for being made entirely by one person, Daisuke "Pixel" Amaya.
Watch as nitsuja completely destroys this difficult game with amazingly precise movement. This playthrough saves Curly and finishes with the best ending after beating Ballos.
The program used to make this run, Hourglass, was also developed by nitsuja—with the creation of this run in mind. As such, it is our first published run of a Windows game.

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