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Spider-Man: Web of Fire, one of the last games to be released on the ill-fated 32X, follows our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man's battle with the evil forces of the neo-Nazi organization H.Y.D.R.A.
This is an improvement of 00:24.58 seconds over the previous run due primarily to a new glitch allowing Spidey to pass through walls.
Published on 7/6/2011

In this odd but colorful game for the 32X, our hero Tempo, armed with killer dance moves and a limited ability to fly, must defend the Planet Rhythmia from the evil King Dirge who is trying to sap the planet of its rhythm.
This movie is a 3 second improvement in the "pool" room of the last level. The first 14 minutes of the movie are identical.
Published on 3/14/2010

Barnstorming is an Atari 2600 video game designed by Steve Cartwright and published by Activision in 1982. The goal of the game is to fly through barns, while avoiding windmills and birds. There are four difficulties, going from 10 to 25 barns; this run uses the easiest one.
MrWint improves the previous TAS by 00:17.97 seconds (17.47 seconds in-game, reaching a time of 15.22 seconds in-game), thanks to abusing a glitch where hitting the top part of the barn just as one enters the barn gets counted. Please read the author's comments for more details.
Published on 4/22/2018

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

Set in a post-apocalyptic New York, Double Dragon is the story of Billy and Jimmy Lee, twin brothers trained in the fighting style of Sou-Setsu-Ken. Together, they manage a small martial arts training school, teaching their students in self-defense. One day, Billy's girlfriend, Marian, is kidnapped off the street by the "Black Warriors", a savage street gang led by a man named Willy. The Black Warriors demand the Lee brothers disclose their martial arts secrets in exchange for Marian's freedom. The Lee brothers set out on a rescue mission to crush the Black Warriors and save Marian.
Released on many systems, this game was so popular that they even released it for cellular phones and made a board game. Even a Hollywood movie has been made.
sugarfoot improves his previous TAS by 33.78 seconds, mainly thanks to improved combo sequences. Please read the author's comments for more details.
We also have TASes of the NES port and the unlicensed Genesis port.
Published on 9/1/2018

Dragon Unit (also known as Castle of Dragon) is an obscure arcade game about a castle with a dragon in it. Perhaps it's not the most original sounding game; but it does have nudity, gratuitous violence, and Engrish to make up for it. The action is very fast paced, and with the help of TAS skills, the dragon master is dispatched quicker than a hard boiled egg.
We also have a movie of the NES version and a 2 player run.
Published on 8/21/2012

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

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

Ghosts 'n Goblins (1986) (known in Japanese as魔界村 makaimura, "Demon World Village") begins with a normal scene: a half-naked knight is on a date in a graveyard with a princess. Suddenly, a demon appears and abducts the princess! The knight quickly suits up and makes rapid progres (sic) through the demon world in an attempt to rescue his royal girlfriend.
This run of the original arcade game completes the first cycle in 6 minutes and 27.17 seconds. We also have a run of the NES port, but the game engines are so different that a comparison between the two times doesn't make any sense. Reaching the end credits requires a second run-through of the game which would be identical to the first run-through; this is omitted in this run.
Published on 1/25/2012

Ghouls 'n Ghosts is the sequel to the brutally hard Ghosts 'n Goblins, and is brutally hard in its own right. This run is of the original coin-op version, which is most similar to the Genesis one. One of the major differences is less armor from chests.
Creative use of damage and picture perfect boss fights combine with some glitchy looking jumps as xipo takes on Lucifer's many demons. The game is completed twice (which is necessary to get the ending) and along the way we are treated to some fabulous Engrish and more information than necessary about the damsel in distress.
Published on 6/14/2009

J. J. Squawkers is a platformer by Athena. The game's description has some awkward English, but it seems to say "the world fell into spells and went crazy". Your heroes are the Karasukun brothers, a pair of ravens, who go fight back after their house is attacked. The game is notable for its beautiful and trippy graphics.
xy2_ completes the game in record time with one player.
Warning for people with sensitivity to light flashes: be careful about the stage background from 7:09 to 7:41 of the video encodes.
Published on 2/14/2021

Kung-Fu Master is an arcade game produced and released by Irem in 1984. It is perhaps more widely known by its NES title, Kung Fu. Kung-Fu Master is the seminal game of the "beat 'em up" genre, and it would influence the arcade game industry for years to come. It was a great success for Irem, not just for the arcade market, but also later for the home video game market, as it (as well as Irem's 10-Yard Fight) was chosen as one of the launch titles for the NES. Kung-Fu Master is based on Bruce Lee's final film, Game of Death, wherein the hero must ascend a pagoda at his increasing peril, with each floor guarded by a master of a different martial art.
£e Nécroyeur clears the five floors in record time.
Published on 10/14/2017
Game:
Kung-Fu Master

Genres:
Action
Emulator Version:
MAME-RR v0.139 v0.1-beta

Magician Lord puts you in control of Elta, a wizard who has the task of retrieving eight books of wisdom from the clutches of Az Atorse, the god of destruction. By collecting certain powerups along the way, you can transform into different characters, including Rajin, Samurai, Waterman, Shinobi, Poseidon, and Dragon Warrior. Each transformation makes Elta more powerful and grants him new attacks.
Watch £e Nécroyeur blaze through the game with heavy abuse of a zipping glitch and, well, blazes.
This run improves upon its previous iteration not by time improvement, but by deciding to end the game faster rather than ending input faster; this results in a slightly longer input time, but skips out a big waiting period from the previous run.
Published on 7/19/2014

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 8/25/2011

This entry in the Metal Slug series features the theft of information on the next generation of Metal Slug by the "Ptolemaic Army", wherein our heroes are tasked with recovering that data and putting an end to the evil group.
The author improves his previous version by using a new strategy on the last boss. You can find out the details in the submission text.
You can also see more of x2poet's Metal Slug work by looking at his runs from Metal Slug, Metal Slug X, Metal Slug 3, Metal Slug 4, and Metal Slug Advance.
Published on 12/12/2011

Metal Slug X (2001) is a remixed version of Metal Slug 2, the second installment of an immensely popular run'n'gun series released on the Neo Geo MVS. The games are notable for incredibly detailed pixel graphics, fluid animation, and good humor; but the real key to their longevity is, of course, their high difficulty as far as survival goes.
This is x2poet's 00:16.20 seconds improvement over the previous movie, despite now using the hardest difficulty setting. One notable improvement is the use of both players, compared to one in the obsoleted run.
You can also see more of x2poet's Metal Slug work by looking at his runs from Metal Slug, Metal Slug 3, Metal Slug 4 and Metal Slug Advance.
Published on 5/18/2011

Not only does Michael Jackson have a Genesis video game, he also has an Arcade game! This game is loosely based on the movie of the same name, featuring Michael Jackson saving children from Mr. Big. When Michael meets his pet monkey Bubbles, he turns into a killer robot!
Michael Jackson's Moonwalker is a 3 player arcade game, where you play either a white-, red-, or black-suited Michael Jackson. The author uses all three players to complete this game as fast as possible.
This movie uses a bootleg version because the proper version did not work on the emulator used.
Published on 12/29/2010

One year after the defeat of Amakusa from within the first Samurai Shodown, a new threat soon emerges in the form of Mizuki Rashojin: a vengeful spirit who possess a local shrine priestess named Bizuki and seeks to bring forth chaos and destruction to the world in the name of the dark god Ambrosia's will. Those who had fought before in the past during Amakusa's reign of terror now find themselves, along with a few new faces, battling against Mizuki and her loyal forces in order to determine the fate of the entire world itself.
Samurai Shodown II is a 1994 fighting game released as a second entry in SNK's Samurai Shodown series.
Published on 7/13/2018

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In Spinmaster, known in Japan as Miracle Adventure (ミラクルアドベンチャー), you play as Johnny and Tom, two treasure seekers. They have to save Johnny's girlfriend and gather map pieces in order to find the biggest treasure in the world! Along the way, they must fight past lots of quirky henchmen, large bosses, and more, all accompanied by cartoony graphics and stereotypical cowboy voice clips.
In this game, Johnny and Tom can use several different types of weapons, such as the elements of ice, fire, and thunder. They can collect a limited number of super attacks, denoted by the letter "B" under their health bars, to hurt everything on the screen and damage bosses heavily. Also, health does not refill between levels.
If you want to see another Arcade game involving two treasure hunters fighting lots of enemies, be sure to check out x2poet's run of Top Hunter: Roddy & Cathy.
Published on 3/13/2011

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is an arcade game based on the TMNT cartoon released in December of 1987. Konami released this mega-hit in 1989, as one of the first arcade games to offer 4-player beat-'em-up action.
In this run, DarkKobold uses all 4 ninja turtles to freak the foot soldiers, mangle the mousers, total the Technodrome, and kick Krang and The Shredder back to Dimension-X in a little over 12 minutes.
Published on 8/14/2010

¡Ay, caramba! The Simpsons Arcade Game is Konami's 4-player beat 'em up based on the ultra-hit TV show, The Simpsons. The Simpsons cartoon has now (at the time of writing) spanned 21 seasons, a world-wide movie, and licensing from here to kingdom come. In this TAS, adelikat and DarkKobold use four of the five Simpson family to track down the missing 5th member, Maggie.
All right now, play friendly!
Published on 9/1/2010

Top Hunter stars the galaxy's best bounty hunters, Samus Aran Boba Fett Spike Spiegel Roddy and Cathy, as they take down the Space Pirates Rebel Alliance Red Dragon Galactic Pirates.
This game features an initial choice of four levels, with the added quirk that the level layouts will depend on previous stage choices, and some boss machines that would make Dr Wily envious.
Published on 4/5/2011

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

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

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

Batman: The Caped Crusader is an action adventure title for the Commodore 64 with presentation resembling that of a comic book.
This game has two distinct parts where Batman fights against either the Penguin or the Joker.
In this movie, adelikat beats the first part quickly by passively ignoring punches, throwing knives, and even bullets heading his direction.
We have a movie that plays against the Joker too.
Published on 7/5/2017
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.13.0

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

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

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.3.1

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

Final Doom is a Doom game that uses the engine, items, and characters from Doom II: Hell on Earth, distributed officially by id. It is meant as a sequel to the events of Doom II and includes two sets of levels, TNT: Evilution and The Plutonia Experiment.
This run by Clumsydoomer and 38_ViTa_38 beats The Plutonia Experiment using Skill 4, Ultra-Violence. This is the most common skill level used in the Doom speedrunning and TAS community.
This is an improvement of 1:12.69 over previous movie.
Note: There are encodes of higher resolutions in the discussion thread.
Published on 2/23/2017

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

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

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

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

Formerly known as Halloween Harry, Alien Carnage follows our hero Harry as he single-handedly fights off an invasion of aliens intent on zombifying the populace while rescuing a large number of hostages they have taken. It is fast-paced at the general expense of control quality.
The original creators, John Passfield and Apogee Software, generously released the game as freeware in 2007 and it can be downloaded from here.
This run by Ilari plays through all four "missions" (episodes) back-to-back, as playing through the first three missions is required to unlock the fourth.
Published on 7/22/2011
Game:
Alien Carnage

Genres:
Action
Platform
A/V files:
A/V file via Mirror
Emulator Version:
JPC-RR r11.5

Bio Menace is a 2D, side-scrolling, platform game developed and published by Apogee Software for DOS.
The CIA has learned that gigantic mutants are wreaking havoc in Metro City and their sources say that a scientist calling himself Dr. Mangle is responsible. Snake Logan, the CIA's top secret agent, is sent on a dangerous recon mission, only to have his plane shot down, forcing Snake to walk the streets and kill mutants.
In this run, slamo takes control of Snake as he blasts through mutants and monsters, letting nothing (not even death) slow down his mission.
Published on 12/19/2017

Commander Keen 4: Secret of the Oracle (1991) is a part of the popular Commander Keen saga, developed by id Software, and is the first episode of Commander Keen in Goodbye Galaxy.
Several months after the freeing the Vorticons from Mortimer McMire, Commander Keen (Billy Blaze) finds out that an unknown race called the Shikadi are planning to destroy the Milky Way. He sets course towards Gnosticus IV on a quest to discover their location with the Oracle's aid. Upon arrival, he discovers that the Shikadi have captured the Council Members. In order to save the universe, Keen must fly to the Shadowlands and rescue them.
Using a series of tricks listed in the submission text, Keen reaches the ending in a mere 10 minutes.
Be sure to also watch the exciting conclusion to Goodbye Galaxy.
Published on 2/24/2012

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 3/3/2012

Crystal Caves is a DOS platformer where your goal is to help luckless entrepreneur Mylo Steamwitz collect all the valuable crystals from each stage to fund a Twibble ranch.
Author Dungeonfacts puts emphasis on the "quick" in Mylo's get-rich-quick scheme, jumping through all sixteen dangerous underground worlds without any fear of what monsters or traps lay inside.
Published on 5/18/2018

Duke Nukem II is the second game in the Duke Nukem series. This time, Duke has been abducted by the evil Rigelatins in an attempt to use his brain to help enslave the earth's population.
Unfortunately for them, author slamo has tool-assisted control of the hero, and he wastes no time at all in showing the menacing alien forces why everybody rightfully knows the name Duke Nukem.
If you like this run, be sure to check out the other runs available for the first game of the series.
Published on 5/30/2018

Duke Nukem II is the second game in the Duke Nukem series. This time, Duke has been abducted by the evil Rigelatins in an attempt to use his brain to help enslave the earth's population.
Unfortunately for them, author slamo has tool-assisted control of the hero, and he wastes no time at all in showing the menacing alien forces why everybody rightfully knows the name Duke Nukem.
This run completes Episode 2 in record time. Check out this movie for a run of the first episode.
If you like this run, be sure to check out the other runs available for the first game of the series.
Published on 7/13/2018

Long before Duke Nukem ever starred in a 3D game, he was the hero in two platform games. This is the first game in which he starred, battling Dr Proton to save the Earth from his evil Techbot army.
This run plays the first (shareware) episode of the game.
Published on 6/11/2010

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

In the year 1997, the maniacal Dr. Proton has developed mechanical creatures known as Techbots. Commanding an army of Techbots, the insane scientist intends to conquer the entire world. There is only one hero on Earth who can stop him with his guns and attitude: Duke Nukem.
Duke Nukem: Episode 3 - Trapped in the Future is a side-scrolling shooter with platform elements. Most of the gameplay consists of shooting enemies and exploring the environments, trying to reach the exit and advance to the next stage.
In this final episode, Dr. Proton has created his own future, where his power cannot be matched; Duke is thrown into this future nearly defenseless, and has to figure out a way to escape and defeat the mad doctor once and for all.
Published on 5/1/2018

Hocus Pocus, published by Apogee Software (developed by Moonlight Software) in 1994 sees a "puny" dropout wizard setting on a quest to collect crystals which will make him powerful. On his way, Hocus is ignoring important information given to him by Terexin while defeating enemies and bosses so that Land of Lattice will become more safe to travel. By completing four tests, he will also be accepted into the Council of Wizards and marry Popopa, daughter of Terexin who leads the Council.
IsraeliRD completes the first of these tests in 15:09.62 minutes, while the player doesn't care about the enemies and get through a horde of them without taking a lot of damage. You can check the author's comments to learn more about his techniques.
The same player did a run for the next episode as well.
Published on 11/24/2010

Hocus Pocus, published by Apogee Software (developed by Moonlight Software) in 1994 sees a "puny" dropout wizard setting on a quest to collect crystals which will make him powerful. On his way, Hocus is ignoring important information given to him by Terexin while defeating enemies and bosses so that Land of Lattice will become more safe to travel. By completing four tests, he will also be accepted into the Council of Wizards and marry Popopa, daughter of Terexin who leads the Council.
IsraeliRD completes the second of these tests in 13:48.61 minutes, while the player doesn't care about the enemies and get through a horde of them without taking a lot of damage. You can check the author's comments to learn more about his techniques.
The same player did a run for the first episode as well.
Published on 1/26/2011

Jazz Jackrabbit is one of the earliest products released by what was then known as Epic MegaGames, better known these days for producing the Unreal engine. It was viewed initially as being a pastiche of the Sonic the Hedgehog games and arguably developed along those lines, bearing much of the same fast platformer action.
This run completes a special Christmas episode called Holiday Hare. This is the 1995 version of this episode. A run has been made for the 1994 version of Holiday Hare. There is also a run of the original game available.
Published on 12/28/2010
A/V files:
A/V file via Mirror
Emulator Version:
JPC-RR r11.2

Jazz Jackrabbit is one of the earliest products released by what was then known as Epic MegaGames, better known these days for producing the Unreal engine. It was viewed initially as being a pastiche of the Sonic the Hedgehog games was and arguably developed along those lines, bearing much of the same fast platformer action.
This run completes all the standard levels of the full game, which consists of six episodes. We also have a run of the three bonus episodes by the same authors.
You can also watch runs from one of the authors, Ilari, that completed the two Christmas episodes of this game.

Commentary subtitles and WebM encodes are available on the archive.org page for this run.
Published on 7/19/2014

Jazz Jackrabbit is one of the earliest products released by what was then known as Epic MegaGames, better known these days for producing the Unreal engine. It was viewed initially as being a pastiche of the Sonic the Hedgehog games was and arguably developed along those lines, bearing much of the same fast platformer action.
This run completes all the extra episodes (A-C). There is also a run of the original game available.

Commentary subtitles and WebM encodes are available on the archive.org page for this run.
Published on 7/19/2014

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

Jill of the Jungle is a trilogy of platform games in which the player takes the role of the titular character, an Amazon woman who takes the not-so-typical role of a monster-slaying, leather-wearing warrior. Jill's most distinguishing ability is morphing into various creatures, such as a bird, a fish, and others, which allow her to explore specific areas. Levels often feature platform structures that must be navigated precisely, as well as keys and gems that must be found in order to advance.
Here, slamo tackles the second installment, Jill Goes Underground in 12 minutes and 16.94 seconds.
Published on 1/28/2018

Jill of the Jungle is a trilogy of platform games in which the player takes the role of the titular character, an Amazon woman who takes the not-so-typical role of a monster-slaying, leather-wearing warrior. Jill's most distinguishing ability is morphing into various creatures, such as a bird, a fish, and others, which allow her to explore specific areas. Levels often feature platform structures that must be navigated precisely, as well as keys and gems that must be found in order to advance.
Author slamo completes the last volume in the trilogy, Jill Saves the Prince in 13 minutes and 13.36 seconds.
Published on 7/28/2018

If you've been in Europe long enough, you've probably heard of the Lada car company. However, you probably haven't heard of this relatively obscure tie-in game, involving racing - yes, you guessed it - a Lada... which happens to have a rocket launcher and machine gun (those are almost certainly not standard features).
Published on 10/27/2010
A/V files:
A/V file via Mirror
Emulator Version:
JPC-RR r10.13

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

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

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

Developed by Australian company Animation F/X and published by Manaccom domestically and by Apogee Software internationally, Mystic Towers is an isometric action RPG released in 1994. You play as Baron Baldric, a geriatric wizard who must rid the twelve Lazarine Towers of all of their monsters to release his village from a curse.
slamo lifts the village's curse in record time.
Published on 5/1/2018
Game:
Mystic Towers

Genres:
Action
RPG
Emulator Version:
JPC-rr r11.8 rc2

Released by Gray Design Assoicates in 1994, Nitemare 3D is a first person shooter in the same vein as Wolfenstein 3D. The game is a follow-up to the Hugo trilogy of parser-based adventure games and chronicles Hugo's fight to rescue his girlfriend Penelope from an evil scientist named Dr. Hammerstein.
The first episode, played by slamo in record time, is a journey through Hammerstein's bizarrely designed mansion, featuring witches, vampires, and closets that seem to go on forever.
Published on 4/8/2017
Game:
Nitemare 3D

Genres:
Shooter
Emulator Version:
JPC-rr r11.8 rc2

In this timeless classic, the tyrant Jaffar has seized power and has forced Sultan's daughter to marry him. Jordan Mechner's brother David, the brave youth who is a prisoner in Jaffar's dungeons, must rescue her within 60 minutes. Little does poor Jaffar know that he will be defeated in a fifth of the intended time.
eien86 beats all 14 levels in 12 minutes 10 seconds of in-game time.
Published on 6/28/2021
Game:
Prince of Persia

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
JPC-RR r11.8 rc2

After having defeated the evil Grand Vizier Jaffar, the brave Prince claimed just one reward: the hand of the beautiful daughter of the Persian Sultan. However, as the Prince approached the palace, his appearance suddenly turned into that of a beggar. Someone who looked just like the Prince ordered to throw him out. It turns out that Jaffar is alive and back for vengeance. Banished from the palace, the unfortunate Prince must travel to faraway lands and find a way to defeat the villain.
eien86, GMP and Challenger rescue the princess from Jaffar's evil clutches in record time.
Published on 10/3/2021

Skyroads is a short game where one controls a racer on tracks containing lots of bottomless pits and obstacles. Those don't worry our author, though; he just bounces to the music and blasts through levels. Don't blink.
This version of the run is 2.65 seconds faster than the first.
Published on 10/18/2010
Game:
SkyRoads

Genres:
Racing
A/V files:
A/V file via Mirror
Emulator Version:
JPC-RR r10.15

Snoopy and Peanuts, also known as Snoopy: The Cool Computer Game, is a DOS game released in 1989 by Edge Games. You play Snoopy who must find Linus's blanket and bring it to him.
MUGG finds the blanket in record time.
Published on 4/29/2018
Emulator Version:
JPC-rr v11.2 (Enhanced)

Star Trek: 25th Anniversary is a point & click adventure game released in 1992 for DOS. It features the original Star Trek crew (Kirk, Spock, McCoy and redshirt). You play through seven episodes, each assigning you with a mission that you need to complete in order to go on with the next mission.
MUGG completes the seven missions of the floppy release (since it features a much shorter mission 7) in record time.
Published on 4/28/2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wolfenstein 3D is a first-person shooter developed by id Software and published by Apogee Software in 1992. It follows the mission of a World War II Allied spy, William "B.J." Blazkowicz, to take down Hitler's Nazi regime. Also known as Wolf3D, it is widely regarded as having helped popularize the first-person shooter genre on PC and is id's precursor to the wildly popular Doom series.
slamo follows the trail of the madman and uses tricks to skip this episode's boss in order to beat it in record time. Please read the author's comments for more details.

An alternate encode with a map display provided by the author is available right here.
Published on 5/13/2017

Wolfenstein 3D is a first-person shooter developed by id Software and published by Apogee Software in 1992. It follows the mission of a World War II Allied spy, William "B.J." Blazkowicz, to take down Hitler's Nazi regime. Also known as Wolf3D, it is widely regarded as having helped popularize the first-person shooter genre on PC and is id's precursor to the wildly popular Doom series.
slamo survives the confrontation with General Fettgesicht and clears the record in record time. Please read the author's comments for more details.

An alternate encode with a map display provided by the author is available right here.
Published on 10/8/2017

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

Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles is the first spin-off game in the Assassin's Creed franchise, and is a prequel to the first game. Altaïr is tasked with finding The Chalice, an artifact that is said to be able to unite all factions and end the Crusades.
Unlike the main games in the franchise, Altaïr's Chronicles is not an open-world game but rather a hybrid action-platformer - some sections play similarly to games in the Prince of Persia series where the player must do careful platforming and deal with traps and hazards, while other sections are more like the main games and feature fighting, stealth, and assassinations.
xy2_ abuses several out-of-bounds glitches to end levels extremely quickly, and wields the particularly mighty Wooden Crate to dispatch foes in record time.

The author's commentary is included in all encodes of this movie.
Published on 8/24/2021

Released as a tie-in to a toy line and a movie, this remake of a GBA game features the eponymous twelve princesses attempting to save their father, the King, and their kingdom from the evil machinations of the Duchess Rowena.
This run completes all seven worlds.
Published on 11/20/2011

Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (2005), the first installment of Castlevania on Nintendo DS, is a direct sequel to GBA hit Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow.
Like its predecessor, after finishing the game, you can choose to ignore pretty-boy Soma Cruz and instead play as Julius Belmont. Unfortunately, it seems that Julius's skills have waned a bit since his last appearance. Yoko Belnades and Alucard easily pick up the slack, though.
This run avoids the use of large-skip glitches that can be seen in our other run of Julius in Dawn of Sorrow, showing off more of the game.
Published on 7/28/2012

Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (2005), the first installment of Castlevania on the Nintendo DS, is a direct sequel to GBA hit Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow. In it, Soma Cruz continues to cultivate his unhealthy obsession with collecting the souls of his enemies.
Using the powers that only tool assistance can provide, every single possible soul is collected in a bit over 35 minutes. If you've ever played the game, you know what a pain those souls can be.
Very detailed information on the run is available in the author's comments.
There are also runs that complete the game as fast as possible with Soma, with Julius, and with Julius while staying in bounds.
Published on 12/12/2012

Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (2005), the first installment of Castlevania on Nintendo DS, is a direct sequel to GBA hit Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow.
Like its predecessor, after finishing the game, you can choose to ignore pretty-boy Soma Cruz and instead play as Julius Belmont. Unfortunately, it seems that Julius's skills have waned a bit since his last appearance. Yoko Belnades and Alucard easily pick up the slack, though... or they would, but this run skips Yoko.
Unlike our other Julius run for Dawn of Sorrow which goes through more of the game, this run manages to skip most of the game by using a zipping glitch to get into the Mine of Judgement early.
Published on 9/24/2013

"You can't hit me."
Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia, the third game in the series for the DS, takes a different direction from its direct predecessors in that it is more of a stage-based game, similar to the earliest entries in the series, rather than the "Metroidvania"-style first established by Symphony of the Night.
This run plays as Albus, only available as a character after the player has cleared the game as Shanoa. Watch in awe as he beats down this difficult game with reality warping abilities and flaming kicks.
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 11/29/2011

Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia, the third game in the series for the DS, takes a different direction from its direct predecessors in that it is more of a stage-based game, similar to the earliest entries in the series, rather than the "Metroidvania"-style first established by Symphony of the Night.
This run plays as Shanoa, who uses her Glyphs and copious amounts of backdashing to seal away Dracula once again.
We also have a run that beats the game with Albus here.
Published on 12/28/2013

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 run is an improvement of 14.06 seconds over the previous run by the same author and uses many of the same glitches. Yet another slightly different route selection as well as better optimisation sends Dracula back to his coffin even faster.
Published on 6/17/2017

Like many Castlevania games, Portrait of Ruin has extra alternate play modes available after completing the primary quest. In this case, you get to play as Richter Belmont and Maria Renard, using a dual character system very similar to the main quest.
mtbRc improves his previous movie by 29.15 seconds, thanks to better overall optimisation and the usage of the sliding tackle.
Published on 12/16/2017

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.
Beating Dracula into a pile of dust in under five minutes wasn't enough for our heroes, so this time they wreck his entire castle and surrounding areas before killing him. Every boss is slain, so you get to see more of that fast "showtime" action. Significant glitching is used; read the author's comments for more information.
Published on 12/22/2017

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

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

Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force is a point-and-click videogame released in the year 2008 on the Nintendo DS. It was developed by 1st Playable Productions and published by Disney Interactive Studios as part of the famous Club Penguin franchise.
The game stars a player penguin, as he/she finds a mysterious puffle with a map piece after reading the local newspaper. After some investigating, the player discovers the super secret organization called the Elite Penguin Force, who helps and rescues penguins in time of need.
In this movie, agent Guest pauses their way through the game's 13 missions, finishing their duty in under half an hour.
Published on 12/25/2018

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

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

This is the ninth game in the Dragon Quest series released exclusively to the Nintendo DS as well as being the first in the series to support local multiplayer.
Published on 5/9/2018

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

Genres:
Action
Platform
Emulator Version:
DeSmuME 0.9.8 x86

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

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

Kingdom Hearts Re:coded is a remake of the mobile game Kingdom Hearts coded, released in North America in 2011. It is notable for combining many elements from previous handheld games in the Kingdom Hearts series, in particular 358/2 Days and Birth by Sleep.
In this run, watch as arandomgameTASer dodges, lunges, and yells his way through the game's various Disney inspired levels, abusing a surprising number of bugs and tricks along the way. Let's hope Sora finds a good masseuse.

All encodes of this run come with the author's lengthy commentary. The YouTube encode removes the credits and its associated ending theme for copyright reasons.
Published on 10/8/2014

Kirby Squeak Squad, known as Kirby Mouse Attack in Europe and Kirby of the Stars: Calling on the Dorotche Gang (星のカービィ 参上! ドロッチェ団) in Japan, was beaten in 36:40.54 minutes by MUGG, by taking advantage of glitches and of the bottom screen, which is used to keep and mix the things Kirby swallowed during his adventure. You can check the author's comments for more information.

Note: Due to poor emulation, certain door transitions don't appear as intended.
Published on 11/24/2010

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

LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy for the Nintendo DS is an action-packed LEGO-themed video game based on the original Star Wars films made by George Lucas. It features 80 playable characters, 17 playable courses, and the ability to make your own customizable characters. Several of the game's characters have their own unique abilities.
SkicoNow speeds through the game in record time, thanks to usage of the Host Wireless glitch, enabling infinite jumping, clipping through doors and lowering the boss's health. Please read the author's submission comments for more details.
Published on 1/14/2018

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

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

Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time is a role-playing video game developed by AlphaDream and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo DS in 2005.
The game follows Mario, Luigi, Baby Mario and Baby Luigi as they travel through time in order to rescue Princess Peach from the Shroobs.
This improves the previous run by 1:27:58.28 thanks to a a few major glitches such as entering the Shroob Castle early.

There is also an alternate YouTube stream featuring audio commentary by the author.
Published on 9/19/2018

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

Mega Man ZX Advent is the second game in the Mega Man ZX series. What's so different between the classic series and ZX Advent? First, you get to choose between a male (Grey) and a female (Ashe) character. Then, instead of stealing weapons from the bosses, the player steals the boss itself! Instead of switching between weapons, the player switches between forms using the Biometal Model A. Finally, the player has less freedom to pick the stages of his choice.
Noxxa picks Ashe, the female character, to minimize the cutscenes and to save time.

To play the DSM file, make sure that "Enable Advanced Bus-Level Timing" is unchecked in the "Emulation settings".
Published on 12/5/2010

Mega Man ZX Advent is the second game in the Mega Man ZX series. What's so different between the classic series and ZX Advent? First, you get to choose between a male (Grey) and a female (Ashe) character. Then, instead of stealing weapons from the bosses, the player steals the boss itself! Instead of switching between weapons, the player switches between forms using the Biometal Model A. Finally, the player has less freedom to pick the stages of his choice.
In this run, hellagels and red-crowned-crane collect all secret disks, life ups, BM upgrades and sub tanks, achieving a 100% completion rate.
Published on 9/1/2012

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

In this spin-off game based on Metroid Prime, Samus gets knocked and rolled around a pinball table in Morph Ball form. The table contains Metroids, which can latch onto her and suck away health. Tables initially include the surface of Tallon IV, the Pirate Frigate, the Phazon Mines, and Phendrana Drifts, though more can be unlocked by finding and collecting Artifacts, which are found by destroying Space Pirates and other dangerous creatures in certain missions.
In this TAS, Noxxa extensively uses the game's nudging mechanic to give additional momentum and control to the ball's trajectory, along with crazy pinball action to collect the twelve Chozo Artifacts and beat the final boss as fast as possible.
Published on 9/25/2014

New Super Mario Bros. was released in 2006 for the Nintendo DS. It features your typical side-scrolling plumber, but in this case he comes with enhanced abilities, like wall jumping and doing flips.
This run beats the previous run by 44.23 seconds due to a much better usage of Shell Mario.
Published on 9/4/2017

New Super Mario Bros. was released in 2006 for the Nintendo DS. It features your typical side-scrolling plumber, but in this case he comes with enhanced abilities, like wall jumping and doing flips.
Most of the game can normally be skipped with warp cannons. Here, the author avoids those cannons, allowing you to see much more plumbing action.
Soig improves the previous movie by 5.35 seconds, thanks to better optimisation.
Published on 8/31/2018

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

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

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

Pokémon: Pearl Version is part of the 4th generation of Pokémon games, after Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald. For the first time in the main series, it features 3D graphics and online play over the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. In addition, there are 107 new Pokémon to catch.
Although it is possible to warp large distances within the game by using out-of-bounds glitches, making it possible to skip directly to the end, this movie refrains from saving and resetting, which is required to perform that sort of long-distance warp. However, glitches are used for other purposes, such as bypassing obstacles.

Note: Due to an emulation error, there are moments of flickering black pixels across the ground.
Published on 12/30/2017

Resident Evil: Deadly Silence is a Nintendo DS enhanced port of the original PlayStation survival horror game. The S.T.A.R.S. Bravo team has gone missing and it's up to the S.T.A.R.S. Alpha team to investigate their disappearance.
In this run, Fladdermus takes control of Alpha team's Jill Valentine and proceeds to tear apart Classic Mode in under half an hour. For more information, see his comments.
Published on 12/27/2009

Sonic Colors (2010) is a fast-paced platform game for the Nintendo DS featuring Sega's mascot Sonic the Hedgehog. It makes good use of the dual screens, having Sonic freely zipping from screen to screen, and also features unique "wisp" powerups, which turn Sonic into various other fast-moving objects.
Here, VanillaCoke makes very good use of the superhuman speed and reactions of tool assistance to navigate Colors much faster than a human ever could. Sonic's motion is very carefully tracked at all times to ensure the fastest possible completion. You can read the author's comments for more information.
Published on 5/11/2012

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

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

Super Mario 64 DS is a remake of Super Mario 64 for the Nintendo DS, released in 2004 along with the system. It features improved graphics, new levels and playable characters, and most importantly in this case, a different "polish".
More importantly, it features different glitches than those featured in the runs of the original SM64.
This run improves the predecessor movie by 00:39.72 seconds.
For the out-of-bounds parts, where no textures are normally loaded, the author provided a hacked encode that shows the textures for better comprehension.
Published on 4/11/2017

Super Mario 64 DS is a remake of Super Mario 64 for the Nintendo DS, released in 2004 along with the system. It features improved graphics, new levels and playable characters, and most importantly in this case, a different "polish".
This TAS features no jumping (B Button) throughout the entire TAS. For more information on how this was achieved we recommend reading the Author's Submission Notes on a breakdown of each stage.

Publisher's Note: Completing the game as Yoshi presents an issue as the player will die in the Rainbow Ride part of the credits and return to the Castle Grounds making the credits incomplete.
Published on 11/16/2018

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

Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (Japanese title: Dracula II: Noroi no Fuuin (ドラキュラII 呪いの封印) is the story of Simon's horrible weekend without sleep. Two years after defeating Dracula, the hero is physically weakened by Dracula's curse. He must gather Dracula's remains and incinerate them at the ruins of Castlevania in order to end the curse.
Through a death warp only present in the FDS version, Fortranm and Burb defeat Dracula in record time. Please read the authors' comments for more details.
We also have a run of the NES version (which doesn't perform the death warp) right here.
Published on 9/29/2018

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

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

The Mysterious Murasame Castle, also known as its original Japanese release title Nazo no Murasamejou, is a Famicom Disk System game developed by Nintendo EAD and published in 1986, only two months after The Legend of Zelda which it bears some similarities to. The story takes place in Edo period Japan. The titular Murasame Castle is taken over by a mysterious alien creature, who extends its power to four other neighboring castles. The daimyō lords of each castle are each given an evil sphere of power, and they use this power to summon armies of ninja and monsters to terrorize the nearby villages. Shōgun Tokugawa Ietsuna sends out samurai apprentice Takamaru to investigate the castles, defeat each castle lord along the way, and stop the aliens.
J.Y and BakuLuLU defeats said alien creature and restores peace to the region in record time, saving 00:05.31 seconds from the previous movie. in the process!

Viewers who have photosensitivity problems may want to avoid watching as there's a high amount of flashing visuals after defeating the final boss fight which can become uncomfortable to watch.
Published on 6/7/2021
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.6.1

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

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

Barbie Game Girl is a 2D action platformer video game released in 1992 for the Nintendo Game Boy based on the Barbie doll franchise.
In this platform game, Barbie must find an outfit for her date with Ken. The environment features a shopping mall level, an underwater level and other worlds to explore. The game is also centered on collecting gems and pearls to fend off opponents. Enemies in the game include the usual sharks found in underwater levels in addition to jellyfish. Moving cubes of sugar must also be defeated in the game. The bonus rounds of the game are essentially a Concentration-type game where matching identical cards lead to extra points for the player.
EZGames69 beats the game in record time.
Published on 4/28/2018
Game:
Barbie Game Girl

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.2.2

In this game, some short fat guy decides to prove that the police as well as Batman are incapable of doing their jobs. So he steals Batman's outfit, some of his toys, and brings along with himself advanced military weapon prototypes to wipe out the Joker once and for all till the next game, and save Gotham city.
This run starts off with walking by enemies, showing how incompetent criminals are at firing guns. It proceeds to aerial combat a bit reminiscent of Gradius, further demonstrating that even when criminals fire, their weapons are no match for Batman's Batwing, even when piloted by a Batman impostor. The big finale here shows that as evil as the Joker is, he like all others cannot withstand rocket grenades indefinitely.
Published on 12/28/2009
Game:
Batman

Genres:
Platform
Shooter
A/V files:
A/V file via Mirror
Emulator Version:
VBA

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

Batman: The Animated Series is a side scrolling beatem up game for the Nintendo Gameboy developed and published by Konami. Each level has Batman and Robin fighting a different villian in the Batman franchise, which includes Joker, Mr Freeze, Poison Ivy, and the Penguin.
Exonym completes the game in record time.
Published on 8/22/2021
Emulator Version:
BizHawk-2.6.2-win-x64

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

In this second outing for Castlevania on the Game Boy, Simon's ancestor Christopher must defeat 5 castles, rescue his son, and destroy Dracula yet again. Featuring exceptional boss strategies and clever damage management the author dominates this handheld game.
scrimpeh improves the previous publication by 24.52 seconds (after accounting for emulation differences), thanks to new strategies, damage routes and better optimisation. Please read the author's comments for more details.
Published on 12/16/2018

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

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

Daiku no Gen-san: Robot Teikoku no Yabou is a Gameboy platformer with some very impressive graphics and a variety of gameplay mechanics. This time around, the titular character, Gen, has to save his girlfriend from a vile robot army.
Alyosha defeats said army in record time.

You can watch the complete run being played back on a console.
Published on 2/11/2021

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

Dr. Franken is a video game released for Game Boy and Super NES by Elite Systems in 1992. It was titled The Adventures of Dr. Franken for the SNES in the United States. The game features Franky, one of the many creations of Dr Von Frankenbone. Franky has awoken to find his love, Bitsy, has vanished. Discovering the other evil creations of the castle has taken Bitsy and left pieces of her around the castle, Franky must find his way through the many levels and put Bitsy back together.
Flip makes his way throughout the castle and puts Bitsy back together in record time.
Published on 9/13/2017
Game:
Dr. Franken

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.1.1

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

Duck Tales is a traditional platform game in which the player takes the role of greedy Scrooge McDuck in search of treasures around the globe. He counts on his three nephews and on other Duck Tales characters to help him in his quest through inospit places such as the Amazononic forest, the African Mines, the Himalayas, Transylvania (where he meets Dracula Duck) and even the Moon.
Each one of them reserves the old duck lots of adventure, different enemies and hidden rooms.
Published on 6/12/2017
Game:
DuckTales

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 1.12.1

Fortified Zone follows heroes Masato Kanzaki and Mizuki Makimura as they infiltrate a... fortified zone.
The gameplay is much more interesting though. The author fully utilizes the ability to switch between the two characters on the fly. Weapons are fired very precisely, and some interesting glitching is used to skip parts of the first two levels.
This run beats the predecessor movie by 00:41.89 seconds.
Published on 7/29/2017
Game:
Fortified Zone

Genres:
Action
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.12.0

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

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

Hammerin' Harry: Ghost Building Company is the sequel to Hammerin' Harry. This episode has Harry fighting more than just workers. He has to defeat an army of ghosts in a series of environments, including a construction site, a sewer, an airship, a jungle, and finally, the headquarters where he meets the evil ghost building machine.
Alyosha defeats said machine in record time.

You can watch the complete run being played back on a console.
Published on 2/7/2021

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

Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru (カエルの為に鐘は鳴る, "For the Frog the Bell Tolls") is a Japanese-only action-adventure game with RPG elements. In this funny, cool, and unique game, Prince Sabure is on a journey to save the Mille-Feuille Kingdom and its beautiful princess before his rival does. Along the way, he gains the ability to transform into a frog and a snake and can use these new powers to make it to the overtaken castle even faster.
The rival, Prince Richard, is known as one of the characters who make an appearance in The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening.
In this movie, author Ryuto uses a few tricks and even death as a shortcut to help him beat the game in under an hour and a half.
Published on 10/23/2009

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

Genres:
Action
Platform
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.11.0

There's trouble in Dream Land! The self-appointed King Dedede has stolen all of his subjects' food for a midnight feast. Kirby, a resident of Dream Land, bravely sets out to stop the gluttonous penguin and recover the food.
This first game in the Kirby series predates Kirby's ability to absorb enemy powers. He goes on to gain that ability in the second game in the series.
This run, a 34 second improvement over the previous movie, uses the 'Extra Game' password (up+select+A at title screen), which makes the enemies and bosses much more aggressive and damaging than usual.
Published on 5/29/2010

Everybody is Kung Fu fighting…
The player is as fast as lightning…
In Kung-Fu Master, known as Spartan X in Japan, the player displays frightening reflexes that would be enough to obliterate any opponent.
In this run, the author, mugg, improves his previous run by changing the goal to getting the best in-game time, ignoring lag caused by enemy drops, among other things, in order to make for a more entertaining run. In addition, he changed the ROM used to the Japanese version, sacrificing some elements in order to make the fastest possible run. Please see the author's notes for more details.
Published on 10/1/2011

In this special episode of Looney Tunes, Bugs, Daffy, Tweety, Porky, Taz, Speedy Gonzales, and the Road Runner decide to rip off popular games such as Atomic Runner, Sonic the Hedgehog & Gradius. They do this by going through this Sunsoft classic as fast as possible so that they don't die from all of the ripoffs. This has led to some... strange results.
Published on 11/2/2009

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

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

This time Wily is back, or actually forwards – in time that is; where he plans to destroy the future and bring back technology to destroy the past. Join Mega Man as he too travels to the future to prevent Wily and face his greatest enemy yet.
This run has fewer major glitches than some other Mega Man runs on this site, but it still has the same classic action, and it pulls off some very unlikely maneuvers that are enjoyable to watch.
Tremane & Noxxa beat the previous record by 00:16.96 seconds, mostly due to improved RNG and strategy changes.

You can watch the complete run being played back on a console.
Published on 12/15/2018

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

Genres:
Action
Platform
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 1.11.4

Mega Man IV, known as Rockman World 4 (ロックマンワールド4) in Japan, is the fourth installment of the Mega Man handheld series. The game continues the quest of the protagonist, Mega Man, in a never-ending struggle with his arch-nemesis, Dr. Wily. As with previous Game Boy releases, the game incorporates gameplay elements and bosses from two sequential Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) games: Mega Man 4 and Mega Man 5.
This is an improvement to the predecessor movie by 00:57.90 seconds.
Published on 2/1/2017

This is the final installment of classic Mega Man games on the Game Boy, and the first Super Game Boy Mega Man game. Unlike the four earlier Game Boy games which copied a lot from their NES counterparts, Mega Man V has all new enemies and bosses: you fight the Stardroids, robots from outer space named after the planets of the solar system (note that Pluto was considered a planet at the time). Unlike every other classic Mega Man game, Dr. Wily is not the final boss and our hero uses the Mega Arm instead of the Mega Buster.
Tremane and Noxxa improve the previous movie by 41.83 seconds, thanks to overall better lag management, sub-pixel optimisation, as well as new tricks and strategy changes.
Published on 12/19/2017
Game:
Mega Man V

Genres:
Action
Platform
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.11.8.1 / BizHawk 2.2.1

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

Metroid II: Return of Samus is the second game in the Metroid series, taking place immediately after the events of the NES Metroid. Samus arrives at the planet SR388 to exterminate all metroids and eventually succeeds.
This movie by Cardboard puts the Spring Ball and Spider Ball to great use to compensate for the lack of items, and achieves victory in the shortest time possible.
This is a 69 second improvement over the author's previous movie. The in-game time is 43 minutes.
Note: This movie does not use secret worlds, also known as "the select glitch".
Published on 8/20/2007

This is Metroid II: Return of Samus completed with all the items collected. Being truthful to the original Metroid values, the game holds many items cleverly hidden, so finding all of them is not an easy task.
That being said, Metroid II doesn't keep track of the collected items' percentage. Moreover, the game has two excessive Energy tanks and an additional copy of each beam. It's been agreed that the author should take all the E-tanks, and at least one copy of each beam. However, due to the apparent linearity of this game, collecting so many additional items doesn't make the movie dramatically slower.
This movie is nearly 6 minutes faster than Alter's previous movie due to better precision, faster Metroid fights, and missile planning.
Note: This movie does not use secret worlds, also known as "select glitch".
Published on 10/8/2007

Selected words from the author:
"After parsing through the user's manual for her Power Suit, Samus discovered that the Chozo have endowed it with the power to interact with the fabric of reality immediately surrounding the planet SR-388 by simply switching between her beam and her missiles. What luck that she should receive an assignment to go to that planet!"
This run extensively glitches the game to the point where Samus moves to rooms that are glitched and/or weren't there before. Viewers are advised that this run may induce feelings of confusion and disorientation.
Published on 8/13/2008

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

Ninja Gaiden Shadow (aka. Shadow Warriors) is actually a licensed GB port of Shadow of the Ninja on the NES console. Because of this, it is fairly faithful to the original despite starring Ryu Hayabusa, the main character of the Ninja Gaiden series.
In this Gaiden of a gaiden, Ryu Hayabusa manages to defeat Emperor Garuda and save mankind in under 12 minutes, notwithstanding running slower than in other Ninja Gaiden games.
Published on 11/5/2008

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

Popeye 2, sequel to Popeye, is a Game Boy platformer featuring the cartoon character Popeye the Sailor. The game follows Popeye (and his punching arm) as he ruins Brutus's day, again.
Some delicate control is required to move through the levels without losing speed; in particular, watch for the precise manipulation in the underwater levels.
Eat spinach with every meal!
PPLToast and Atroz5 improve the previous publication by 36.88 seconds
Published on 6/8/2017
Game:
Popeye 2

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.12.0

Prehistorik Man (not to be confused with the game of the same name on the SNES, which is the sequel) was a platform game for the Game Boy, made by Titus Interactive. This game is actually a port of Prehistorik 2, which was made for MS-DOS and Amstrad CPC. Even with the major cuts out from the original PC game, Prehistorik Man seems to still be a rather faithful port, and pulled off some very interesting technical feats for the Game Boy.
CasualPokePlayer and WarHippy complete the game in record time.
See this run played back on the Game Boy Player (using Game Boy Interface) here.
Published on 2/3/2021

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

In Rolan's Curse II, a single player takes control of a brave knight destined to once again destroy King Barius' forces and restore peace to Rolan. This time, however, the player can take along a number of items for a quick boost when they're in big trouble. The player can also level up, perform magic, and fly to certain points on the map. The player can also take along up to three allies and switch between them as the situation warrants.
hejops defeats Lord Barius in record time.
Published on 1/6/2018

Skate or Die - Bad 'N Rad is the only game in the Skate or Die series to be developed by Konami instead of EA. In this game, our unnamed skateboarder shreds through a mix of sidescrolling and top-down levels. There are enemies and bosses after him, who he can attack by jumping in the air and bashing them with his skateboard.
JXQ proves he's both bad and rad as he rolls straight through the obstacles, precisely avoiding damage and making the game look easy.

Note: The encode is missing credits because the game crashes mid-credits.
Published on 2/3/2013
A/V files:
A/V file via Mirror
Emulator Version:
VBA-rr 19

Tatanga is back after being beaten in the regular-mode run of this game, and he kidnapped Princess Daisy again. Daisy is not a pilot, so she is unable to escape from her prison in the sky, despite there being a freely accessible aircraft in the vicinity.
Mario must travel through the four Kingdoms of Birabuto, Muda, Easton, and Chai once again to rescue Daisy. Although this time around, they're packed with much more enemies than before.
This run has much more action than the regular mode of Super Mario Land, due to the increased amount of enemies, yet it is only slightly slower. If you liked TASs of Super Mario Land before now, wait until you see this.

Note: This movie begins from a save state from the end of regular mode in order to access hard mode. There is no other way to access it outside of a hack. We normally do not accept movies which begin from a save state.
Note: This movie requires conversion in order to be played in sync on VBA rerecording v23.
Published on 8/22/2010

Aside from Tetris, Super Mario Land is probably the most well-known cartridge for the original Game Boy. It features a marked departure from traditional Mario enemies and themes, including Sphinxes, seahorses, fists emerging from pipes, Egyptian-themed levels, Chinese-themed levels and UFO-themed levels.
This publication improves on the previous one by 00:04.33 seconds from a new trick that allows Mario to warp around the screen on auto-scrolling levels as well as a new strategy used to end the mandatory bonus game after each world quicker.
If you enjoyed this movie, be sure to see hard mode.

A resync of the TAS has been console verified
Published on 8/19/2012
A/V files:
A/V file via Mirror
Emulator Version:
VBA

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

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III - Radical Rescue is the final Turtles game released for the Game Boy. Unlike the other Game Boy Turtles games, it isn't a sidescrolling beat 'em up game, but is actually a Metroidvania by Konami released years before Symphony of the Night. Each Turtle has a unique ability that they can perform. You start as Michaelangelo, and the goal is to rescue the 3 other turtles, Splinter, and April. To do this you must fight several D-List Turtles villains like Scratch and Dirtbag before fighting the big bad (cyber) Shredder who is guarding April.
Published on 2/16/2018

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fall of the Foot Clan is the Turtles' first Game Boy game and is based on the 1987 animated TV series. The Turtles must battle against Krang and Shredder, and save April O'Neil while they're at it.
The game is a platformer with a neat player death mechanic where the player takes control of a new Turtle each time they lose a life, and can regain Turtles (lives) by collecting pizza.
Alyosha speeds up the Turtles' mission by mitigating as much of the game's copious lag as possible.

This run can be seen played back on real console hardware here.
Published on 11/1/2021

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

In this game, known as Rubble Saver in Japan, you are equipped with a mech and fight your way through 9 levels against aliens and other strange enemies.
This run improves the previous publication by 26.98 seconds (32.98 seconds if the Game Boy start-up is not accounted for), thanks to a newly discovered glitch and better optimisation. Please read the author's comments for more details.
Published on 9/13/2018
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk v2.2.2-Gambatte

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

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.
Spoiler: hover over the screenshot.
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, 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 7/14/2012

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

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
BizHawk V. 2.3.1

The Smurfs is a Game Boy sidescroller with much variety to keep one entertained.
The Smurfs was a once popular comic book and TV series that spread across the world in many languages.
While this movie appears to be slower by 9.86 seconds than the previous movie, it is in fact an improvement of around 2.85 seconds when only considering time saves during the levels. This is due to more accurate emulation. Improvements include better optimisation and new tricks.
Published on 11/26/2017

In Tiny Toon Adventures 2 - Montana's Movie Madness, Montana Max has opened a new theatre in Acme Acres, but the only movies he shows are ones where he's the hero, and Buster Bunny is the villain. It's up to Buster Bunny to go into the films and change the plots.
jlun2 improved his previous work by 00:18.65 seconds due to an emulator bug fix & a better final boss fight. You can check the author's commentary to learn more about these improvements.
Published on 4/25/2011

Tiny Toon Adventures: Babs' Big Break was the first Tiny Toon Adventures-related game released on the Nintendo Game Boy.
In this game, the player takes control of the main Tiny Toons as they attempt to stop Montana Max from breaking Babs Bunny's dreams of becoming a big star.
To learn more about the glitches x2poet used in his run, you can look at the author's comments.
Published on 5/11/2011

Based on the famous cartoon series, this game is a simple platformer (similar to some Mario games) that illustrates damage abuse well. The player does not go out of the way to pick up items.
This is a 00:30.28 second improvement over the previous run.
Published on 11/7/2010
Game:
Tom & Jerry

Genres:
Platform
A/V files:
A/V file via Mirror
Emulator Version:
VBA

Uchuu no Kishi Tekkaman Blade (宇宙の騎士 テッカマンブレード, Space Knight Tekkaman Blade) is a game based off the Tekkaman Blade series, where the story involves Space Knights fighting against aliens. As can be seen from this movie, one of them is capable of ninja-style moves, such as jumping, sliding, and using a grapple hook.
Published on 8/6/2008

Originally meant as a sequel to the Super Mario Land games, Wario Land eventually proved popular enough in its own right to launch its own series.
Wario, having been kicked out of Mario's castle in his first appearance, decides, in his eternal greed, to search for a statue stolen by the nefarious Captain Syrup and the Black Sugar Gang. This would normally involve questing for hidden treasures and collecting as many coins as he can possibly amass along the way.
Here, however, Wario decides this isn't worth his time and proceeds as quickly as possible towards the final confrontation — going so far as to skip entire levels and otherwise make a mockery of the game engine.
This run is a 02:11.61 improvement over the previous movie through better optimization.

This movie is set to obsolete the seemingly shorter "game end glitch" branch, because the "glitch" in the latter has been proven to be an emulator bug.
Published on 12/22/2014

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

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

Action Man: Robot Atak is an action game, developed by Magic Pockets and published by Atari, which was released in Europe in 2004.
Professor Moran is kidnapped by Dr. X, and it is up to the Action Force to bring him back. The playable characters of this game are Action Man himself, Red Wolf, and Flynt. Together, they beat up robots, punch dinosaurs, ride jet skis, and do other typical action-movie things along the way.
Published on 6/17/2013

Astro Boy: Omega Factor is a side scrolling beat em up game developed by Treasure and published by Sega for the Game Boy Advance. Based on the anime and manga series of the same name, the game's fast paced action includes punching and kicking enemies (which can make enemies hit other enemies in the process) and using a laser pointer which can be used as a special attack.
Drakodan completes the "Birth" campaign in record time.
Published on 8/2/2021

Rome has conquered Gaul and put a wall around the last village of resistance. Asterix and Obelix decide to tour the Roman Empire and collect souvenirs in order to show Caesar the futility of walls. It's hard to get the story from this TAS, however, because they fly through the levels so quickly, absorbing damage and rarely bothering to fight back. Though, they do take some breaks to participate in local sports. After all, if you're trying to send a message to Caesar, why not beat his athletes in one Olympic event—or all of them?
Published on 12/17/2011

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

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

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

Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge is an isometric platformer released by Rare in 2003. It is an "interquel" to the original two N64 games, taking place while Gruntilda is trapped under the boulder in Spiral Mountain. Klungo creates a Mecha-Grunty suit for Grunty's soul to control, and she kidnaps Kazooie, travelling back in time 20 years (somehow) to keep Banjo and Kazooie from ever meeting! Mumbo sends Banjo back in time as well (somehow) to rescue his friend and destroy Mecha-Grunty, with the help of Bottles's ancestor, Bozzeye.
The author collects the 50 Jiggies necessary to open the barrier to Winkybunion Tower and defeat Mecha-Grunty.

There is also an alternate Twitch stream featuring audio commentary by the author.
Published on 4/17/2021

Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge is an isometric platformer released by Rare in 2003. It is an "interquel" to the original two N64 games, taking place while Gruntilda is trapped under the boulder in Spiral Mountain. Klungo creates a Mecha-Grunty suit for Grunty's soul to control, and she kidnaps Kazooie, travelling back in time 20 years (somehow) to keep Banjo and Kazooie from ever meeting! Mumbo sends Banjo back in time as well (somehow) to rescue his friend and destroy Mecha-Grunty, with the help of Bottles's ancestor, Bozzeye.
Using a trick that allows Banjo to gain insane speeds, the author is able to clip through the wall that leads to the final area, to defeat Mecha-Grunty in record time.
If you want to watch a TAS of this game that doesn't skip all the levels, you can watch the "No Levels Early" TAS here.

There is also an alternate Twitch stream featuring audio commentary by the author.
Published on 10/2/2021

Batman Begins is a game where Batman basically acts like a ninja. A few glitches, especially the mid-air jump glitch, speeds up a game otherwise bogged down by a lot of lag. The game's engine also appears to be recycled from other GBA titles, such as Splinter Cell.
Because the game was new at the time of submission, the author had no other runs and almost no walkthroughs to rely on.
Published on 8/5/2008
Game:
Batman Begins

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
VBA

Boulder Dash is a series of puzzle games that started in 1984. You are to collect the required amount of gems in each level while avoiding enemies and various obstacles.
Boulder Dash EX is based on the original game, and adds original physics, an HP bar and an ability to rotate the map.
This run by Odongdong aims to beat EX Mode by going through all six worlds and 75 levels while collecting the gems as fast as possible.
Published on 1/8/2014
Game:
Boulder Dash EX

Genres:
Puzzle
Emulator Version:
VBA v24 svn422

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 3/13/2011

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

Note: This movie starts where a main quest TAS left off. We do not usually accept movies beginning from a save. Please read the rules to see our reasons.
Published on 6/25/2015

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

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

The Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow main quest TAS has become even more glitched. Using an obscure out-of-room travel technique involving in-game saving and subsequent dying, klmz plows through the game with the confident pace of a cold-blooded killing machine in a little under seven minutes — a whole minute and 8.13 seconds faster than the previous movie by the same author!
We recommend reading the author's comments for more information on the death warp glitch and other time-saving techniques used to make this improvement happen.
If you would like to see more of the game, we also have a run that does not make use of major warp glitches, as well as a run that collects every soul in the game.
Published on 11/18/2018

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

Nathan Graves is a vampire hunter trying to save his master, Morris, from the clutches of Dracula. Normally this would require collecting lots of different items as well as hours of leveling, but Cardboard proves collectible cards passé by gathering almost none of the cards required for spells and blazing through the game at warp speed without regard to levels or his own safety.
This movie is a 10.5 second improvement over the author's previous movie through various small & thorough optimizations.
For those interested in the areas of the game which this run skips, make sure to check out zggzdydp's run which achieves 100% map completion.
Published on 4/7/2008

Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance is the second Castlevania game to appear on the Game Boy Advance. Juste Belmont and his friend Maxim are drawn to the newly resurrected Dracula's Castle in order to save their mutual friend Lydie, although it remains to be seen who will be saving whom.
This run plays through the Boss Rush mode using Simon Belmont, the original hero of Castlevania. Simon is pretty slow, but he still powers through the bosses with massive amounts of cross abuse.
Published on 9/6/2013

Crash Bandicoot 2: N-Tranced is similar to Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped for the PlayStation. In this game, Crash is trying to rescue his friends from the hypnosis of Doctor Nefarious Tropy and his ally N. Trance. To do this, he must collect Power Crystals to open portals to new areas and move closer to the captured Bandicoots and N. Tropy's hideout.
Gibran runs, jumps, and slides with precision to rescue Crash's friends and beat N. Tropy as fast as possible.
Published on 7/25/2021
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.6.1

Crash Bandicoot 2: N-Tranced is similar to Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped for the PlayStation. In this game, Crash is trying to rescue his friends from the hypnosis of Doctor Nefarious Tropy and his ally N. Trance. To do this, he must collect Power Crystals to open portals to new areas and move closer to the captured Bandicoots and N. Tropy's hideout.
This run by Gibran collects all Crystals, Gems and Relics from every level and defeats all the bosses in record time.
Published on 10/2/2021

Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure is the first Crash Bandicoot game on a handheld console. In this game, Crash is off to save the world as Doctor Neo Cortex has shrunk the Earth using his "Planetary Minimizer".
Join ThunderAxe31 as he slides, jumps, flies, swims and spins through 4 Warp Rooms, gathers Crystals and fights Doctor Neo Cortex and his minions to return the world to normal again!
Published on 4/17/2018

Densetsu no Stafy, or The Legendary Starfy, is a platform game developed by TOSE and published by Nintendo. The story is that a cute little star named Starfy accidentally releases a powerful demon from a magic jar. The demon, Ogura, then takes over Starfy's home in the cloud-kingdom of Pufftop and causes a storm which knocks Starfy into the water below. With the help of some new water-abilities and new friends, Starfy journeys to return to Pufftop and seal Ogura away once again.
The author, jlun2, abuses a glitch that allows him to start playing from the middle of the attract mode demo and challenge the final boss much earlier than he's supposed to. In doing so, he improves his previous attempt by 00:04.74 seconds through better optimization.
Published on 1/25/2013

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


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

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

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

Señor Tucán, a master super spy, has a special mission for super spies Dora and Boots: race to Tico's workshop to warn him of Swiper's plan to swipe his new rocket car. In this dangerous adventure, Dora and Boots need help from their friends, Backpack and Map, and the player. To help them, the player must find spy briefcases that contain special spy gadgets, such as spy glasses, rocket sneakers, a rope launcher, and more. The player will need these items to explore levels ranging from a rainforest and a garden to a desert and a cavern.
EZGames69 improves on his first ever TAS by 01:34.24 minutes, thanks to smarter routing and using lag reduction tricks this time around. Tico's car still remains safely out of Swiper's paws. Oh, man!
Published on 7/18/2021
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.6.2

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

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

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

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

Drill Dozer is a 2D adventure platformer developed by Gamefreak and released for the Gameboy Advance in 2005 and released to the Wii U virtual console in 2015. You play as Jill and her drill dozer. Jill’s dad is the leader of a gang of thieves. He was recently beaten up by a rival gang and had the red diamond Jill’s deceased mother left Jill stolen. With her dad out of commission it’s up to Jill to retrieve the diamond.
Published on 8/12/2017
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.1.0 (x64): mGBA core

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

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

Finding Nemo is a platform game based on the movie of the same name. It follows Marlin and Dory on their quest to find Nemo as well as Nemo on his journey to return to the ocean and find his dad.
The author, Odongdong, swims through this game speedily, using optimized movement and tricks involving pearls to complete this game in just under 18 minutes.
Published on 4/13/2013
Game:
Finding Nemo

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
VBA v24 svn422

An action platform game based on the Precure (Pretty Cure) anime, starring three girls who kick and punch their way to victory.
This TAS abuses the physics of this game to speed through the levels quickly. For more information, see the author's comments.
Published on 2/7/2013

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

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

Gunstar Super Heroes is the sequel to Gunstar Heroes for the Genesis. Compared to Gunstar Heroes, in this game, you can go much faster. You can also yell and shout more than should be possible in a game!

Warning!

Those who experience motion sickness easily might not want to watch the autoshooter segments too closely. You have been warned.
Published on 11/18/2009

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

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

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

The GBA version of Kao the Kangaroo, unlike the Windows and Dreamcast versions (which are action-adventure games), is a 2D side scrolling platform game. Kao is a young kangaroo living with his family in the jungle when, one day, they are captured by a ruthless hunter and his goons. It's up to Kao to drive the invaders from his home and save his family.
TASeditor blazes through the game in record time.
Published on 10/15/2017

Keitai Denjuu Telefang 2 is the Game Boy Advance sequel to the first Telefang game. Taking place in a different part of the Denjuu world from the first one, this game shares some qualities with Telefang 1. The battle system is similar, as is the gathering-phone-numbers system, but a good deal of things are quite different from the original.
The game follows a blue-haired protagonist (named by the player, but originally called Kyou) as he journeys on his quest to become a T-Fanger. Along the way, he encounters Diabolos, who is not content with humans entering the Denjuu universe and so is killing off the Antenna Trees, thereby cutting off access to the Human World.
Published on 4/17/2018

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

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

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

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

Not content with merely constructing the mirror and saving the day, Kirby and his multicolored clones have decided that they must also collect anything and everything that they come across.
We also have an any% run, which collects only the items needed to beat the game.
Published on 10/8/2009

In another delightfully colorful Kirby game, Kirby is out taking a walk when a dark copy of Meta Knight appears, slices him into four different Kirbys (each having only a limited ability to inhale), breaks the mirror leading to the Mirror World, and scatters the eight pieces far and wide. To save the real Meta Knight and free Dream Land from great evil, the four Kirbys set out to traverse the maze and collect the pieces.
In this run, mugg utilizes a variety of different enemy abilities to help speed things along and improves his previous run by 02:45.15 minutes.
Published on 12/2/2012
Emulator Version:
VBA 24m svn391

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

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

Lady Sia is a platform game with action-adventure elements made by RFX Interactive for the Game Boy Advance. It was published by TDK Mediactive, released in the USA on October 15, 2001, and released in Europe on October 19, 2001.
The game takes place in a fantasy world where the player assumes the role of the Xena-esque warrior princess, Lady Sia. It is her task to defeat the T'soas, a race of anthropomorphs created by the evil warlock Onimen who has declared war on the other realms. Her quest leads her through four different realms, the last one being the home continent of the T'soas themselves...
Or, it would go through four realms, but klmz skips about half of the game with a glitch in the walrus boss. For more details, read the submission comments.
Published on 4/22/2018

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

Based on the animated film from DreamWorks, Madagascar follows Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria as they attempt to stop Marty from leaving New York's Central Park Zoo and accidentally wind up in Madagascar. As the game progresses, the animals develop new skills to help them explore the island, such as the stealth crawl, the sneeze jump, and the claw climb.
The game also features the ability to switch between up to four characters at any time. This enables a host of new routes and tricks like rapidly switching characters to prevent damage knockback and enable a triple jump.
In this run, CoolKirby and YoungJ1997lol utilize these tricks to speed through the movie's plot in under half an hour.
Published on 12/7/2014
Game:
Madagascar

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
VBA24-M svn480

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga is a role-playing video game developed by AlphaDream and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance in 2003.
The game follows Mario and Luigi and Bowser as they travel through Beanbean Kingdom in order to restore Princess Peach's voice from the clutches of Cackletta.

Viewers who have photosensitivity problems may want to avoid watching as there's a high amount of flashing visuals from 44:10 onwards due to the glitches that are performed and it can become uncomfortable to watch. There is an alternative encode which attempts to make these visual glitches less intensive by disabling layers.
Published on 6/12/2021

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga is a role-playing video game developed by AlphaDream and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance in 2003.
The game follows Mario and Luigi and Bowser as they travel through Beanbean Kingdom in order to restore Princess Peach's voice from the clutches of Cackletta.
In this movie, Potato defeats all of the major bosses in the game in record time.

Viewers who have photosensitivity problems may want to avoid watching as there's a high amount of flashing visuals from 45:22 onwards due to the glitches that are performed and it can become uncomfortable to watch. There is an alternative encode which attempts to make these visual glitches less intensive by disabling layers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVLId2OwPME
Published on 1/18/2022

Imagine Mega Man as an RPG set in an alternate universe where he and his fellow robots aren't robots but computer programs, and you end up with this series - but even this unique take on the premise is no barrier to continuing TASVideos' long history of quality Mega Man runs.
If you care to know more about the run, be sure to read the extremely long set of author's comments (which comprise, in fact, the longest such set of comments on the site - you have been warned). We also have a run for the second game in the series.
Published on 7/5/2010

The Mega Man Battle Network series envisions Mega Man and his friends and enemies as computer programs rather than robots. It also changes gameplay from platformer to RPG, with battle mechanics similar to collectible card games.
In the second game, Lan and Mega Man are fighting a terrorist organization called Gospel, but this TAS divulges little of the plot. The author, mtvf1, races through the game, avoiding unnecessary random battles and precisely manipulating battle chip winnings and order to quickly overcome all foes. He also improves his previous movie by 02:06.51 minutes.
We also have a run for the first game in the series.
Published on 2/18/2013

This is the first Mega Man Zero game in the series for the Game Boy Advance. Unlike most other Mega Man games, Zero really is not in the mood for fighting all the bad guys, and decides to call it quits in the first few missions so that he can skip ahead to the last stages.
This run beats the previous run by 00:04.57 seconds due to a new trick called the "spike jump" which allows Zero to climb on the spikes without taking damage.
If you liked this movie, be sure to check out the all stages run.
Published on 7/19/2011

After a long hibernation meant to purge his body of the Wily Virus, Zero is awakened to save Ciel and the resistance. Zero decides to help, but what he really wants is to have some slashing fun.
Unlike the other run of this game, this run doesn't use mission skips, which means that the author had to beat every mission as fast as possible.
This run from Flameberger improves the previous movie by 00:35.93 seconds.
Published on 5/24/2017
Game:
Mega Man Zero

Genres:
Action
Platform
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 1.12.0

Zero is back in his second personal adventure, facing his greatest challenge yet.
This time, the Japanese version is used instead for a glitch only available on that version of the game.
This run by Hetfield90 and Flameberger improves the previous run by 1 minute and 34 seconds after accounting for emulation differences.
Published on 1/28/2018
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.12.0

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

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

Zero has a new body which he does all the same old stuff with. Once again, it's on the Game Boy Advance. As with the other games in the series, there is a delay with every hit of the Z-Saber, so many enemies are killed in other ways. (In particular, in this game, Zero can pick up guns from some enemies and use them for added variety.)
This run is almost 4 minutes and 20 seconds faster than the previous movie, in spite of having over 30 seconds more text due to game version differences. A large part of this improvement is due to new combos. Also, the invulnerability times of midbosses are abused even further with midair wobbling of the Z-Saber or the Z-Knuckles. For more details, see the run's comments.
Published on 5/13/2009

Metal Slug Advance is an action shooter game from the popular series Metal Slug. In it, you are a recruit for Peregrine Falcon, training on an unnamed island with limited equipment. All seems to be going as planned, but when General Morden's troops invade the island, capture many of your allies, and attempt to build a base, you must rise to the task of fending off the approaching army.
There are some key differences between Metal Slug Advance and other games of the Metal Slug series. In this game, you have a health meter, so damage boosts can be used to save time. There are also collectable cards which provide bonuses or upgrade the power of certain attacks.
In this run, the author, mtvf1, utilizes Tyra Elson to finish the game in just less than twelve minutes, 00:33.25 seconds faster than the previous movie by x2poet.
See also the runs of Metal Slug, Metal Slug X, Metal Slug 3, Metal Slug 4, and Metal Slug 7. You can also see a 100% run of Advance that collects all the cards and completes all the stages.
Published on 2/22/2013

Metal Slug Advance is an action shooter game from the popular series Metal Slug. In it, you are a recruit for Peregrine Falcon, training on an unnamed island with limited equipment. All seems to be going as planned, but when General Morden's troops invade the island, captures many of your allies, and attempts to build a base, you must rise to the task of fending off the approaching army.
There are some key differences between Metal Slug Advance and other games of the Metal Slug series. In this game, you have a health meter, so damage boosts can be used to save time. Also, there are collectable cards which provide bonuses or upgrade power of certain attacks.
This run aims for 100% completion, which completes all stages and collects all the cards. This requires replaying many stages to accomplish different goals. There is also one death in the movie, because one card is obtained by dying. See the submission comments for more details.
You can also see runs of Metal Slug, Metal Slug X, Metal Slug 3, Metal Slug 4, and Metal Slug 7. You can also watch an any% run which does not collect all the cards.

Besides the main YouTube encode featured here, there is an alternate one with a HUD that displays gameplay statistics such as enemy HP, number of cards obtained, and the protagonist's X and Y position.
Published on 7/23/2013

Rather than being able to explore the world freely and sequence break to her heart's content, Samus is at the mercy of a computer's will. As a result this game is very linear with virtually no chance to collect items out of order.
Published on 2/25/2021

After a major surgery, Samus' Power Suit has been reduced in appearance. To compensate, she decides to arm herself to the teeth with 250 missiles and more power bombs than she really needs. It's her favorite thing to do when sequence breaking isn't as feasible.
Reseren collects all 100 capacity increasing items for Samus' health, missiles and power bombs. The abilities recovered from the Core-X are not part of this number.
Published on 11/26/2021

Metroid: Zero Mission is a retelling of Metroid with new plot twists and updated gameplay.
This run aims to complete the game as quickly as possible while collecting as few items as possible. This changes the gameplay, requiring more careful ammo management and new solutions to complete certain areas without powerups. Reading the author's comments is recommended.
The in-game clear time is 0:23:48. The item collection rate is 9%.
Published on 4/3/2012

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

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

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

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

Naruto: Ninja Council is the first of a series that is loosely based on the plot of the anime, with gameplay that is a mix between side-scrolling and fixed fighting.
In this run, Cardboard demonstrates his ninja skills using Sasuke as he effortlessly charges through levels and beats the end bosses so fast, they barely have enough time to fight back.
Published on 8/13/2008
Emulator Version:
VBA v19

Noddy wakes up in his colourful building block house and starts his day with a smile. Driving around Toyland he meets several friends who are in need of help - and Noddy is always willing to lend a hand. Play and interact with Noddy and other favourite characters from Toyland including Big Ears, Mr. Sparks, Miss Pink Cat, Tessie Bear, Dinah Doll, Martha Monkey and Mr. Wobbly Man. Visit Big Ears or help Mr Sparks locate his tools or find Tessie Bear's dog and help her make delicious strawberry ice cream.
Published on 1/16/2018
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 1.11.6

Oddworld: Munchs Oddysee tells the story of Munch, a frog-like creature, fighting to prevent its kind to become extinct. But he is not alone is his quest; Abe, the Mudokon, will lend him a helpful hand.
In this run, Dooty beats the game in record time by using some major glitches to pass through many walls. Expect the screen to look pretty glitchy for a lot of the run.
Published on 8/23/2014
Emulator Version:
VBA-RR v23.6 svn480

Pac-Man World is a 1999 video game for the PlayStation and Game Boy Advance. It was released to coincide with the 20th anniversary, with the character Pac-Man going to a birthday party. A Game Boy Advance version would be released in 2004, with many features removed.
Pac-Man World is a platform game played in 3D graphics that plays heavily into the history of the character; every non-boss level features a maze that plays by the rules of Pac-Man. Every level is littered with Pac-Dots, fruits and ghosts, much of the music is modified from early entries into the series.

Note: the audio crackling is the result of inaccurate emulation. There are currently no emulators able to correctly replicate the audio of this game.
Published on 9/2/2018
Game:
Pac-Man World

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.13.2

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

Pokémon: FireRed Version is an enhanced version of the original Pokémon: Red Version. Many glitches have been removed, and the random mechanics behind wild encounters have changed. This leads to very different strategies compared to our fastest runs on the original generation of games, and as a result, runs of this game see much more of the plot.
Watch as MKDasher crushes this game using Clefable (the first evolved form of Clefairy) and lots of luck manipulation. This run improves the previous version by over 2 minutes by fighting most battles with Clefable instead of Squirtle and using Metronome (which picks a random move to use from all moves in the game) against the Elite Four.

There is also an encode here that contains interesting data like PP left for each move, Pokémon stats, and some commentary on the run alongside the video.
Published on 1/30/2014