Tool-assisted movies (69)

Published on 12/21/2022
Othello is a board game that is a modern variant of Reversi. It looks similar to Go with its checkered board and black and white pieces, but it's completely different.
negative_seven saves 7.31 seconds over the previous "maximum score" run through extensive research and development, the most notable being the usage of a modern Othello AI engine and pitting it against the Atari 2600 AI. You can read the author's notes here for all the details on the efforts put into the run, including the creation of a custom Atari 2600 emulator.

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

Published on 4/11/2021
Entirely unrelated to the TV series seaQuest DSV, Seaquest is a submarine combat game in which you control a water vessel and must pick up divers at different levels of depth while avoiding fish and enemy subs. While most of the game takes place underwater, you also must resurface for air from time to time so your air meter doesn't run out.
Like Tetris, the game ends when the score reaches the maximum 999999. Watch as Lobsterzelda torpedoes 90 levels-worth of submarines and rescues as many divers in record time.
This movie is actually 15:22.17 minutes slower than the movie it obsoletes, but does not use emulation glitches as the previous movie does to quickly reach maximum score. The judgement history for Seaquest is complicated, as well is this movie's own judgement. See the submission notes and judgement for more information.

Published on 9/2/2017
Jungle Hunt is an arcade game produced and released by Taito in 1982. The original version of the game, Jungle King, was the subject of a lawsuit levied against Taito by the estate of Edgar Rice Burroughs for copyright infringement for using a likeness of the Tarzan character. Jungle King featured a long-haired feral man in a fur loincloth swinging from vine to vine in the jungle, and most damning of all, an unauthorized reproduction of actor Johnny Weissmuller's famous Tarzan yell. As a result, the hero of the game was replaced with a stereotypical Victorian era "gentleman explorer", the vines were changed to ropes, and the Tarzan yell was replaced with a short tune. On a technical note, Jungle Hunt is one of the first games to feature parallax scrolling. And the music has a rousing jungle beat! Jungle Hunt was later adapted for the various home gaming platforms of the day, including the Commodore 64 (of which we have a TAS of) and the Atari 2600.
£e_Nécroyeur completes one loop of all four difficulty levels in record time.
Jungle Hunt

Emulator Replay:
MAME-rr 0.139 v0.1 beta

Published on 2/10/2023
Klax is an arcade puzzle video game developed by Atari. It is essentially a Tic-Tac-Toe game with tiles, where the player must match up similar colored tiles either vertically, horizontally, or diagonally. Each wave requires the player to make a certain amount of "Klaxes" to proceed to the next wave, and sometime specify if it needs only horizontal, vertical, or diagonal ones.
PearlASE aims to achieve a maximum score on 100 waves of the game.

Emulator Replay:
libTAS 1.4.4 + MAME 0.220

Published on 11/22/2014
In Neo Turf Masters, you can pick one of six available golfers and compete on a number of golf courses around the world, including Japan (Fujiyama Oriental Golf Club), America (Grand Canyon Golf Course), Australia (Blue Lagoon Golf Course), and Germany (Baden Golf Course). The game features two modes of play: Stroke Play, in which the player attempts to get the best score by playing all 18 holes, and Match Play, in which two players compete to see who can win more of the 18 holes.
This run by mamuuuut plays the toughest course (Australia) and aims to get the lowest (best) final score while showing off unusual or unexpected paths.

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

Published on 5/13/2023
Raiden Fighters is an arcade shmup/STG released in 1996 by Seibu Kaihatsu, taking a spin on the very popular Raiden series from the early 90's. It is a more bullet heavy game and focuses more on extreme precision in its scoring systems rather than rote memorisation.
PearlASE uses the Slave ship (Judge Spear variant) to abuse the graze chaining mechanics to their fullest, while uncovering all worthwhile secrets in order to reach a total score of 75,319,350 points. For reference, the current unassisted record for this category was set by SOF-WTN in 2015, with a score of 56,192,730 points.

Published on 7/9/2023
Balloon Blitz is a arcade-style game for the Commodore 64 that was published in the August 1984 issue of the Compute's! Gazette. It is a simple, if archaic, game. You control a hot-air balloon filled with a limited number bombs, and your objective is to use those bombs to destroy enemy tanks that are driving around below you. Don't assume the tanks will sit still and take the hit; they'll move out of the way if you aren't leading your shots.
nymx here plays a perfect game of Balloon Blitz with the tanks at their fastest speeds, not missing one tank with all 20 bombs, and does so in record time.

Published on 9/24/2023
Basketball Sam & Ed is a sports game for the Commodore 64 that was published in the July 1987 issue of the Compute's! Gazette. In this game, one or two players can play as walking basketballs Sam and Ed and play a version of basketball where they score points by launching themselves into the hoops. Score as many points as you can to be the winner.
nymx in this run chooses to not only be a winner, but a get as many points as possible in a single round without letting the AI opponent score a single point.

Published on 1/13/2015
C64anabalt is an official conversion of Canabalt for the Commodore 64 (in cartridge form). Canabalt is the game that defined the endless runner genre. The game controls consist of a single jump button to alter the height of the player's suit-clad character, who runs across a war-torn city at an ever increasing pace.
At the incredible speeds reached in this TAS, the building generator can bug out and fail to create sections of buildings. Author dwangoAC had to carefully avoid these bugs in order to successfully run the maximum distance.
There are two different versions of this port. This movie uses the Encore build, which includes a faithful port of the original soundtrack to the C64's SID sound chip.

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

Published on 9/12/2023
Dunk is an arcade-style game for the Commodore 64 that was published in the April 1986 issue of the Compute's! Gazette. The objective of the game is to get a serious of balls to their designated score spots by pushing them on three boards with cubes. The top two have holes that the balls have to go through and the bottom one has the scoring spots. Each board has its own cube that that all are simultaneously controlled by you. If any of the balls fall off the edge of the boards, you don't get points for that ball.
nymx here powers through the obtuse control schemes of the game and gets the maximum score possible in record time.

Published on 5/2/2023
Mole Attack is a video game adaptation of the classic carnival game Whac-A-Mole that was developed by HAL Laboratory for the VIC-20 and PC-8001. The goal of the game is score as many points as possible by whacking as many moles in the head you can find. More points are gained for whacking the moles as soon as they pop their heads out of their holes. Points are lost for whacking the moles on their butts.
nymx and DrD2k9 collaborate to score as many points of as possible in a single level with the help of a brute force bot to optimize for both score and speed and a glitch that allows for scoring points by hitting the moles' butts in a certain way.

Published on 8/5/2023
Saloon Shootout is an arcade-style shooter for the Commodore 64 that was published in the July 1986 issue of the Compute's! Gazette. You play as a gunslinger in a saloon and your objective is to gain as many points as you can by shooting down filled mugs filled with beer until time runs out. You have a limited number of bullets and the only way to get more bullets is to shoot playing cards in a specific order. There are also desperados that can steal bullets from you unless you shoot them down and rats that you can shoot for extra points.
In this run, nymx decides to go for the maximum score but shooting as many beer mugs and rats as he can.

Published on 5/19/2023
Sammy Lightfoot is a platforming game that was originally developed for the Apple II and later ported to the Commodore 64 and ColecoVision. Here, you play as circus acrobat Sammy Lightfoot as he jumps across perilous obstacles in service of the audience. He also appears to be a pretty frail acrobat as he can't fall from too high or be hit by objects such as big balls lest he dies.
This time, DrD2k9 aims for the highest displayed score before it wraps around past 999'990 points.

Published on 10/2/2023
Snake Pit is a variant of the game Snake for the Commodore 64 that was published in the December 1987 issue of the Compute's! Gazette. As with the game it's based off of, you play as a snake that grows with each piece of food it eats. The objective is to eat as much as you can while continuously moving until you either hit a wall or a part of yourself. Snake Pit differs from most Snake ports in that the food is a group of mice that come out of designated mouse holes instead of randomly spawning around the screen.
In this run, nymx decides to aim for the highest score possible with the game and does so as fast as possible.

Published on 8/10/2023
SuperSprite is an arcade-style game for the Commodore 64 that was first published in the May 1984 issue of the Compute's! Gazette. The objective of the game is to keep a diver named "SuperSprite" safe as he dives down through a series of barriers with holes in them. Your task is to move those barriers so that he safely moves through the holes in them instead.
For this run, nymx decides to achieve the maximum score that was described in the opening sequence of the game, doing so in record time.

Published on 12/2/2022
Yathzee [sic] is one of many ports of the dice game Yahtzee to the Commodore 64. The goal of the game is to score as many points as possible by rolling five dice to make certain combinations. Points are earned depending on the scoring category chosen. A Yahtzee is when all five dice have the same number and is worth 50 points, the most of the categories. Unique to this particular port is the usage of a synthesized voice, which sounds pretty rough due to being on an 8-bit computer.
nymx decides to max out and glitch the score counter by consistently scoring Yahtzees many times in a row. The synthesized voice was kept in to showcase its ability, despite being able to save an additional 43 seconds with it turned off.

Published on 10/5/2010
This table from Epic Pinball was widely distributed as shareware in the mid 1990s. The stated objective is to "[b]ring the android to life!"
The author of this run does just that, maxing out all of the game counters and achieving a very impressive final score.
Epic Pinball

Emulator Replay:
JPC-rr 10

Published on 4/12/2023
Hero's Quest: So You Want to Be a Hero (later re-released as Quest for Glory: So You Want to Be a Hero to avoid trade-mark issues) is an adventure game published by Sierra in 1989. The story goes as follows: In the valley barony of Spielburg, the evil ogress Baba Yaga has cursed the land and the baron who tried to drive her off. His daughter has disappeared and his son has been transformed into a bear, while the land is ravaged by monsters and brigands. The Valley of Spielburg is in need of a Hero able to solve these problems. The player's character is a customized adventurer whose name and class is chosen by the player. The game follows the Hero, who is a recent graduate of the Famous Adventurer's Correspondence School, on his journey into the land. He must help people and become a proclaimed Hero.
davidtki becomes a hero while achieving the highest possible score as possible.
Due to how fast the actions are, a slowed down encode that plays the TAS at 25% speed for gameplay segments is available.

Published on 1/22/2023
Mario Teaches Typing is an edutainment game that uses the Mario license to teach typing to kids. Play a variety of minigames that somewhat resemble the main console Mario games by typing out sentences and letters, which can sometimes even include trivia from the '90s!
In this run, c-square aims for the maximum scores that can be reached with all the minigames, using scripts and subframe input to type out as quickly as six letters in a single frame during two minigames.

Published on 1/3/2023
Beach Bowling is a Flash game where you bowl a coconut at 10 pins on a beach, with the standard bowling rules applying.
...sort of. Spikestuff manages to break the last frame of this game and obtains the maximum possible score of 330 in this game. For reference, the maximum possible score in bowling is 300.
Beach Bowling

Emulator Replay:
libTAS 1.4.4 + ruffle-nightly-2022-10-10

Published on 4/14/2022
In Raft Wars, a turn-based strategy game, a very young child named Simon finds a stash of gold buried in a nearby beach. However, this hasn't gone unnoticed, as everyone also wants a piece of it, and it is up to him and his brother to defend it.
GMP successfully defends the gold stash in record time.
Raft Wars

Emulator Replay:
libTAS 1.4.3

Published on 6/7/2023
Google Dino Advance is a faithful homebrew port of the Dinosaur Game, which was originally a browser game that came bundled with Google Chrome, to the Game Boy Advance. Like in that game, the goal is to score as many points as possible by helping the running dinosaur avoid crashing into obstacles such as pterodactyls and cacti.
Cephla here does just that and maxes out the score counter with the help of a script to automate the process.
You can get the game here.

Published on 3/7/2023
Mega Man Zero 3 is the third game in the Mega Man Zero series. It features mostly the same gameplay as before, but with a different Cyber Elf system, customizable armor, and new Secret Disks, which can be analyzed for information about the series, enemies, items, and the characters. The story takes place two months after Mega Man Zero 2 when a resurrected Copy-X suddenly appears from space and takes over Neo-Arcadia once again with his reviver Dr. Weil at his side. It is up to Zero, Ciel, and friends to get to the ever-dangerous Dark Elf before Dr. Weil and the mysterious Omega does.
For this run, Darkman425 opts to use only the Z-Buster, using the Z-Saber in certain levels when the game forces him to. He also aims for a maximum mission score for every mission in the game, which requires completing every objective and meeting all the kill quotas, all while not taking any damage. He does this as fast as possible with lots of RNG manipulation involved. For more details on how this run was done and the mechanics involved, you can read the author's notes.

Published on 4/22/2023
Pokémon Puzzle Challenge, originally released in Japan as Pokemon de Panepon (ポケモンでパネポン), is a video game for the Game Boy Color. It is based on Panel de Pon (known as Tetris Attack in the West), only with characters from the Pokémon franchise.

Published on 5/4/2015
Ikaruga (2001) is a vertical shoot 'em up published and developed by Treasure as a spiritual successor to its earlier title, Radiant Silvergun (1998). It was first released on arcade machines, then eventually ported to Dreamcast, GameCube, XBLA, Android, and even Steam, thanks to the loyal following among the Western shoot 'em up fans. GameCube version was chosen for creation of this TAS as it provided both the most arcade-accurate port, and the most accurately emulated platform of those available at the time.
Ikaruga features a polarity mechanic wherein enemies can be black or white, shooting black or white bullets, respectively. Additionally, player ships themselves can switch between black and white: when white, ship absorbs white bullets and deals extra damage to black enemies, and vice versa. When enough bullets are absorbed, a powerful enemy-seeking attack can be unleashed. As such, typical gameplay consists of frequent polarity switching, chain-killing enemies, and absorbing bullets instead of dodging them; to capitalize on this, the author chooses to control both player ships in order to absorb as many bullets as possible, do more damage, and pick off escaping enemies without breaking a kill chain.
The goal of this TAS is to maximize the score. Ikaruga's scoring system mainly consists of color-based enemy chaining: killing three enemies of the same color in a row increases chain value, messing up the color sequence resets it. Absorbing bullets and lasers, speedkilling bosses, and having spare lives at the end are also significant score boosts—all of these are used in the TAS to the fullest extent. The final score is a massive 50,230,200, only attainable with two players.

Ikaruga has been extensively competed in both Western and Asian gaming communities, leading to publication of an official superplay DVD, as well as blessing us with many amazing feats of unassisted gameplay. If you've enjoyed this TAS and would like to see what some of the best human players have to offer, make sure to watch VTF-INO's unassisted doubleplay, in which the player attempts to achieve maximum score by controlling both ships in realtime; also check out RNA's flawless stage 5 boss fight done solo, and Sa Suisai's full-game unassisted playthrough on Normal difficulty, executing some inhumanly precise chains on the XBLA version of the game.

Published on 6/21/2014
Resident Evil 4 features a completely new story and an innovative "over-the-shoulder" third person perspective that replaces the fixed camera system of the previous three Resident Evil games.
Special agent Leon Kennedy is on a mission to rescue Ashley Graham, the daughter of the U.S. President, from a sinister cult in a remote rural part of Europe. Leon must fight hordes of violent villagers and mutated monsters on his way to save her.
The Mercenaries is an unlockable minigame in Resident Evil 4. It is unlocked by completing the main game regardless of difficulty. The objective is to kill enemies to earn points before the evacuation chopper arrives in the allotted time.
In this run, Ubercapitalist plays through the Castle level of The Mercenaries game mode using Wesker. He obtains the maximum amount of kills and the highest score using multiple weapons and major amount of luck and spawn manipulation. Ubercapitalist explains in great detail his process in the submission text.
For those who want to watch the run without all of those item pickups, Ubercapitalist has provided an "Artist's Cut" of the movie here.
Ubercapitalist has also made a TAS of the Village map for The Mercenaries.

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

Published on 9/10/2020
Resident Evil 4 features a completely new story and an innovative "over-the-shoulder" third person perspective that replaces the fixed camera system of the previous three Resident Evil games. Special agent Leon Kennedy is on a mission to rescue Ashley Graham, the daughter of the U.S. President, from a sinister cult in a remote rural part of Europe. Leon must fight hordes of violent villagers and mutated monsters on his way to save her.
The Mercenaries is an unlockable minigame in Resident Evil 4. It is unlocked by completing the main game regardless of difficulty. The objective is to kill enemies to earn points before the evacuation chopper arrives in the allotted time.
Ubercapitalist takes on the Waterworld level of The Mercenaries using Wesker. Major manipulation of luck and the AI, in addition to Wesker's powerful arsenal, helps Ubercapitalist achieve the maximum number of kills possible and the highest score well before the evac helicopter arrives.
Ubercapitalist has also made a TAS of the Castle map and a TAS of the Village map for The Mercenaries.

Published on 2/22/2023
Championship Bowling, known as Boogie Woogie Bowling (ブギウギ・ボーリング) in Japan, is a bowling video game that was developed by Mentrix for the Sega Genesis. It is not to be confused for the video game of the same name for the NES, which was made by a different company. Play a game of bowling by choosing your character, and control the direction and power of your bowl in order to get any many pins down as you can.
In this run, Spikestuff aims to get a perfect game of bowling in record time.

Published on 1/1/2013
The official game of the Games of the XXV Olympiad, held in Barcelona in 1992. It features seven different events: 100M Sprint, Hammer Throw, Archery, 110M Hurdles, Pole Vault, Springboard Diving and 200M Freestyle Swimming.
In this playaround, the author, Toothache, achieves the best score or time possible in each event.

Published on 4/7/2023
Olympic Summer Games is a licensed Sega Genesis game that was made to promote the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. Compete against other countries in various sports and trials such as hurdles, the long jump, the javelin throw, and clay pigeon shooting. Do your best and you could get a gold medal.
OtakuTAS for this run decides to get the maximum score possible in each event. For sports like the long jump or the javelin, it means the greatest distance. For ones like archery, it means getting perfect shots 100% of the time.

Published on 4/17/2010
You would expect a game of mini-golf to not be particularly interesting to watch, much less a TAS thereof. To put it mildly, zany describes both the TAS and the game perfectly - for mini-golf, at least.
Watch as courses covering everything from the classic windmill to a pinball table to a pastiche of Breakout are made to look absolutely trivial by masterful precision in hitting the ball.
This game is similar to Marble Madness, except that instead of controlling the ball directly, various aspects of the course are controlled instead.
Zany Golf

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Published on 11/26/2022
Flapee Bird [sic] is a homebrew port of Flappy Bird to the Intellivision. As with the original iOS game, the goal is to have the bird flying across as many pipe gaps as possible without crashing. As the game progresses, the pipes get closer and closer together, increasing the difficulty.
In this run, Winslinator decides to reach the maximum score possible in this game of 9999, with the help of a script to automate the process.
You can get the game here.
Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.8

Published on 3/10/2023
PBA Bowling is a bowling game for the Intellivision that is licensed after the brand of the Professional Bowlers Association. In this game are two modes of play: standard bowling and Pick-Up Spares. Pick-Up Spares is a challenge mode that randomly arranges the pins to let you practice hitting difficult spares.
DrD2k9 opts to play the standard bowling mode for this run and completes it in record time with the usage of both the 1st and 2nd player controllers. For more information on how that was done, you can read the author's notes.

Published on 3/14/2023
PBA Bowling is a bowling game for the Intellivision that is licensed after the brand of the Professional Bowlers Association. In this game are two modes of play: standard bowling and Pick-Up Spares. Pick-Up Spares is a challenge mode that randomly arranges the pins to let you practice hitting difficult spares.
In this run, DrD2k9 decides to play Pick-Up Spares mode with the objective of getting the maximum score possible in that mode. A good degree of RNG manipulation was done to get the most favorable pin layouts to achieve this.

Published on 7/28/2022
Sharp Shot is an Intellivision game filled with four minigames that revolve around aiming at things: Touchdown Passing, Space Gunner, Submarine, and Maze Shoot. Touchdown Passing has you throwing footballs at receivers for scoring touchdowns while the rest has you shooting at moving objects. The goal is to earn as many points as you can in 60 seconds.
In this run, Winslinator manipulates the RNG and uses tight movements in order to score as many points as possible for each minigame. Two players are used in certain minigames where both can play at the same time.

Published on 9/28/2014
One of the few N64 titles to be in 2D, Magical Tetris Challenge is another port of Tetris, this time featuring Mickey Mouse.
Watch as PoochyEXE completely destroys this short game, racking up as many points as possible before the AI tries to kill itself.

Published on 3/17/2023
Star Fox 64 is a 3D rail shooter for the Nintendo 64. It was the 2nd officially released game of the Star Fox franchise (not counting the cancelled Star Fox 2 on the SNES). The game takes place within the Lylat solar system where Fox, Falco, Slippy, and Peppy all are on a mission to defeat the evil mad scientist Andross.
This TAS by WarHippy shows the game being played on expert mode (which is only unlocked after having completed the game prior) while also aiming to get as high of a score as possible on all the levels. Sometimes the player has to take a death near the checkpoints to kill a few extra enemies to get a higher score.

Published on 4/29/2006
Tetrisphere is supposedly the next step in the evolution of Tetris, going from a 2D rectangular grid to a 3D sphere. Instead of making complete lines to clear the board, the player smashes Tetris blocks into a covered sphere until the core is exposed, which usually ends the level. Along the way, the player racks up points from various block-breaking combos.
In this movie, Acmlm plays through the "Time Trial" mode, where you have to get as many points as possible under a time limit. Watch him rapid-fire Tetris blocks so fast that no one else has any idea what's going on. Even the game itself is confused. Levels do not end properly until the entire sphere is blown apart. As for the timer when it reaches zero, well, see for yourself. :)

Published on 6/8/2007
Wetrix is a strange Tetris-style game in which you place blocks onto a large playing field and score loads of points by making lakes and surviving another second (every drop of water that leaks off the field counts against you). This run aims to get the highest score possible in the 1 minute challenge.
The final score is 2,613,944 points. There are huge bonus multipliers which stack together to produce the massive score.

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

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

Published on 5/19/2023
Duck Hunt is a classic light gun shooter game for the NES and the game best associated with the NES Zapper. It has three modes: Mode A, Mode B, and Mode C. Modes A and B have you shooting ducks to score points, with A having one duck on the screen and B having two. Mode C has you shooting clay pigeons for points.
For this run, DrD2k9 opts to play Mode A and score the maximum number of points the score counter can display, manipulating the RNG to ensure the desired birds are shot.

Published on 6/29/2017
Golf is a sports game developed and released by Nintendo in 1984. As the name of the game suggests, Golf is about playing Golf. It was the first golfing game to use power and accuracy bars, paving the way for future golfing games.
link_7777 completes all 18 holes as quickly and with as few strokes as possible.

Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 1.12.1

Published on 12/6/2012
Gumshoe is a game developed by Yoshio Sakamoto of Nintendo (known for his work on the Metroid games). Using the NES Zapper accessory, shoot the enemies and obstacles in the hero's path or shoot the hero himself to make him jump over them on his way to save his daughter from the Mafia.
Since the game is an autoscroller, highness aims for maximum kills and score instead of time.
Due to regular flashing caused by the use of the Zapper and the ending, viewers prone to epileptic seizures are strongly discouraged from watching this movie.

Published on 7/21/2023
Hot Seat Harry is a button-mashing homebrew game for the NES that was released in 2002. The premise of the game is as follows: In the far future of 7250, the world has become a dystopia where the judicial system has degraded to a duel to the death. The plaintiff and defendant in each court case are strapped to linked up electrical chairs equipped with foot pedals. The one who stomps on the pedal the fastest won't be electrified to death.
OtakuTAS in this run plays the game until the difficulty increases to the point where it is impossible to beat the opponent. There is an alternate encode that demonstrates at the end where the CPU now button mashes on par with tool-assisted button mashing.

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

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

Published on 9/18/2023
Raddio: Rhythmic Arrows Descending Directional Input Obvious is an NES homebrew rhythm game created by Wendel Scardua.
Watch as LogansGamingRoom full combos the two songs in this homebrew; Bad Apple by Zun (fami-cover by Lcsmxd) and At the Price of Oblivion by Malcolm Brown (fami-cover by cookiefonster).

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

Published on 9/30/2007
This movie of Track and Field plays with two players: one of them aims for a maximum score, and the other aims to demonstrate clumsiness, quirks and other humor.
Watch this run being played back on a real console.

Published on 7/19/2023
Helicopter Rescue is one of two games in a Magnavox Odyssey 2 multicart that also includes Out of This World (nothing to do with the platforming game of the same name). It is a very simple game: in two minutes, you have to airlift as many people off of the roof of a building as possible.
In this run, Randomno rescues the maximum amount of people possible in record time.

Published on 6/24/2022
Touhou Kaikidan ~ Mystic Square (東方怪綺談 ~ Mystic Square) is the fifth official installment of the Touhou Project series and is a 2D vertically-scrolling danmaku shooting game (shoot em up). It is the last game in the Touhou Project series for the Japanese PC-98. It is also the last game to have ever been officially released for the PC-98, released on December 30th, 1998. In this game, the playable character (Reimu, Marisa, Mima or Yuuka) travels to Makai after a horde of demons came out of a cave in order to confront Shinki about that problem in particular.
KirbyComment makes their way through the game on Lunatic difficulty as Mima, notably not dropping any point item as well as grazing and milking a lot of patterns and attains a score of 284,581,040 points. Please read the author's comments for more details. For reference, the best known real time score is 202,717,620 points by Miller.
This is the first ever publication of a game made for the PC-98 series of computers, which were only released in Japan.

Published on 3/18/2023
Touhou Reiiden ~ The Highly Responsive to Prayers (東方靈異伝 ~ The Highly Responsive to Prayers) is the first official installment of the Touhou Project series and is the first and only Arkanoid styled game. It is also the first Touhou game to have ever been officially released for the PC-98, released on August 15th, 1997. In this game, something has wrecked the Hakurei Shrine so Reimu travels through the gateway into other worlds to punish the ones responsible.
PearlASE makes their way through the game on Lunatic difficulty by primarily stalling and abusing deaths in order to reset the timer and attains a score of 18,100,000 points. Please read the author's comments for more details. For reference, the best known real time score is 14,503,740 points by mu021 which takes that Jigoku route.

Published on 2/9/2013
Bishi Bashi Special is a collection of 46 mini-games with a variety of rules.
Here Spikestuff is playing through them quickly while picking up the maximum score of 10 for each. Getting the high score sometimes has odd conditions, like the elephant race where finishing 7-2 is needed for the 10.
For a TAS of a related game, see the Salary Man Champ publication.

Note: This movie is set to obsolete the "Time Trial" mode, because it contains the levels from that mode, and more, effectively superseding it.

Published on 1/13/2022
Bishi Bashi 3: Step Champ is a conversion of the arcade with the same name. This time around dancing and feet coordination is key to success as this outing is specially made to be played with Konami's Dance Dance Revolution dance mat.
As usual with the Bishi Bashi games, it's full to the brim with random and rather off-beat mini-games that often times pokes fun at Konami's own franchises (such as Track & Field and Beatmania). Most of the mini-games are either of the button mashing variety (such as the mini-game in which the player has to throw a tantrum faster than his siblings to get a toy by stomping his feet on the ground repeatedly), but there are also games where the player has to time which button to press (one such game is very similar to Dance Dance Revolution).
Spikestuff obsoletes their previous movie by improving the Long Jump distance from 13.24 meters to 13.41 meters.

Published on 9/1/2017
Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions (Special Missions in Europe) is a series of 300 action-packed extra missions for Metal Gear Solid with enough scintillating Snake-sneaking setpieces to last a lifetime. Originally a part of Integral, the 1999 Japanese re-release of the original game, the VR Missions received a standalone release a year later in North America and Europe as an extra bonus to satisfy fans hungry for more tactical espionage action.
In the Metal Gear universe, VR serves as a substitute for combat experience, allowing trainees to learn how to use weapons and participate in advanced combat scenarios without having to actually be on the battlefield, similar to the training programs in The Matrix. This concept of artificial or digital training serving as a poor man’s replacement for combat experience (particularly where child soldiers are concerned) has been a running theme in the series.
In this run, theenglishman sneaks, shoots, punches and investigates his way past the world leaderboards for each mission, this time skipping the Practice levels using SRAM, that saves him 34:33.79 minutes and makes the run much more entertaining overall compared to the one it obsoletes.

Published on 4/29/2017
TOCA Touring Car Championship is a racing video game developed and published by Codemasters. It is the first game in the TOCA series. It is based around the 1997 British Touring Car Championship season, and features the nine tracks and eight works teams from that season.
Prepare to strap yourself in to watch this nearly 11 hour run from Noxxa that goes through the game's Championship mode, in what is the longest TAS ever published on TASVideos.

Published on 10/24/2023
Penn & Teller's Smoke and Mirrors is an unreleased Sega CD title with several short-games. It was to be published by Absolute Entertainment around 1995 but the company went bankrupt and the title never made it to market. A copy of the title circulated in 2005 and begun its cult following.
Desert Bus is the fan-favorite. A simulation title where you drive a bus in real time at a maximum speed of 45mph, these trips requires eight hours of continuous play.
Watch as CasualPokePlayer decides to make the longest Publication by aiming for maximum score of 99-points. This run takes 33 days to complete.

As the minigame is fairly long for a standard YouTube upload, you can grab the downloadable if you want to experience the full 33 day trip that the TAS completes. As the file is 171GB large, using an external download manager is highly recommended.

Published on 10/5/2010
Kirby is a spherical character, so naturally it makes sense that he should be whacked around like a golf ball. A ball that can absorb the powers of enemies and use them to his advantage, of course!
This run aims for best score, then fastest time. A lot of hole-in-ones are scored, even at great time expense.
Note that there is a second series of courses which are similar to the original set. These are played as well for sport, before attacking the final boss and winning.
This run is 01:52.25 minute faster than snc's previous TAS. There's no improvement in the number of hole-in-ones, but his secondary goal is done significantly faster!

Published on 3/5/2007
One of those hard-to-emulate games because of the hardware assistance provided on the actual cartridge, Star Fox is a well-known 3D shooter. Avoiding obstacles can be tricky on the digital directional pad, so some of the stunts seen are impressive to anyone who knows how hard this game can be.
Emulation of this game is not correct. Lag present on the SNES is not represented in this run. Expect the speed to be higher than actually seen on a real console. For this reason, the audio track lags severely behind the rest of the run. As a result, some of the bosses can be defeated before the boss music begins.

Published on 9/7/2011
This Tetris Attack movie aims to get the highest score in the shortest amount of time possible. The result is obtained by executing multiple combos simultaneously, building them up to level 13. Combo bonuses are no longer awarded after getting 13 consecutively due to a bug in the game.
The level of play is far and above what any human could do in real-time on this game.
This is an improvement of 00:07.88 over the previous movie by the same author, zvsp. He does this primarily by starting each chain with one explosion. That way, he can explode the saved blocks during the chain, which, thanks to a glitch, gets him around 25000 points for every 13x chain. This allows him to beat the game in four chains instead of the previous five.

Published on 10/17/2011
This movie was played on Panel De Pon, the Japanese version of Tetris Attack.
The only difference in gameplay between the two versions is how the scoring system works. Instead of doing many combos in a chain as in the US version movie, author zvsp uses a few very large combos to reach the goal about 30 seconds faster, finishing with an ingame time of 0'25.
Zvsp also improves the previous run by 00:01.32 seconds by selecting his character in the optimal way.

Published on 7/15/2022
2048 is a very popular puzzle game that has received ports to every console possible. The gameplay is simple: combine blocks so they can add up to 2048. (Most ports allow you to go above 2048, but the Uzebox port is unable to.)
In this run, p0008874 scores the minimum number of points needed for the unsigned 16-bit score counter to roll over to zero (65536), which counts as the maximum score for the purposes of this run.
You can download the ROM for the game here and the source code here.

Emulator Replay:
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Published on 1/27/2018
Nester, once the mascot of Nintendo Power, and his sister Hester have decided to star in a bowling game
As with every other bowling game in existence, you roll a ball down an alley in an attempt to knock down 10 pins. To do this in this game, you have to try and match up two gauges: Spin and Power. The Spin gauge determines how far left or right the ball will go, and the Power gauge determines how hard your character throws the ball.
This run improves the predecessor movie of the same authors by 00:00.08 seconds.

Published on 2/16/2018
Touhou Kanjuden ~ Legacy of Lunatic Kingdom (東方紺珠伝 ~ Legacy of Lunatic Kingdom) is the fifteenth official installment of the Touhou Project series by Team Shanghai Alice. There are four playable characters: Reimu Hakurei, Marisa Kirisame, Sanae Kochiya, and Reisen Udongein Inaba, each with their unique shot and spellcard (otherwise known as a "bomb" in other (bullet hell) shoot-em-ups). It also features two main game modes: Legacy Mode, which functions similarly to the other Touhou games, but also Pointdevice Mode, a gameplay mode that removes lives and continues from the game but adds chapter checkpoints.
The story of the main game goes as follows: Someone is causing havoc in the Lunar Capital, and evidently, Lunarians have come to purify Gensokyo to make it suitable for them to live there (as they have a thing against what they consider "impurity"). With the help of the Ultramarine Orb Elixir (or not), the girls must now set out to stop this invasion and find the perpetrator behind this incident.
This run by kopiapoa plays the Extra Stage, which is unlocked by clearing the game on Legacy Mode without using any continues on any difficulty, as Reisen. He extensively grazes bullets in order to increase the point item value to its eventual maximum. By also milking the boss's attack patterns for score, he reaches an impressive final score of 2,429,908,660 points. For reference, the best known unassisted score is 1'016'971'530 points by kisara. A replay of the record can be downloaded right here.

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