Tool-assisted movies (17)

Published on 3/1/2013
Bay Route is a sidescrolling run 'n' gun game that is very similar to Contra. It was developed by Sega and Sunsoft and released to arcades in 1989. You control a commando named Tom as he runs across enemy territory to find and rescue some hostages.
The author, NitroGenesis, controls Tom as well as a second soldier to tear through more enemies in less time on his way to rescue the hostages.

Published on 9/27/2012
Final Fantasy Adventure is the first game in the Seiken Densetsu (聖剣伝説) series, a series best known for the Super Nintendo game Secret of Mana. It plays similarly to The Legend of Zelda, with some Final Fantasy elements added.
This run by Atomnium forgoes warps so as to show off more of the game. It also improves upon the previous run by 00:13.47 seconds thanks to improved manipulation and strategies.

Published on 1/28/2015
Volley Fire is a shooter originally released in 1990. The player's objective is to destroy the enemies on the other side of the screen, tactfully aiming shots through moving debris while avoiding any hazards.
In this TAS by MUGG, enemy AI is manipulated to end all the fights in record time.

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

Published on 8/27/2022
Bruce Lee: Return of the Legend is a 2003 action beat 'em up game developed by Vicarious Visions. Despite the game not taking place in any Bruce Lee movie, it does feature tons of references to Bruce Lee's famous moves that he does in many of his films.
In this TAS, M1D controls Bruce Lee and defeats all the bad guys in record time.

Published on 3/3/2010

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

Published on 12/3/2022
Iconoclasts is a platforming game released by Swedish developer Joakim "Konjak" Sandberg. A passion project 11 years in the making, the game follows Robin, a naive and helpful mechanic, as she tries to fix a broken world ruled by a sinister religious authority known as the One Concern.
ikuyo improves her previous publication by 5.1 seconds, thanks to better optimisation and improved boss strategies. Please read the author's comments for more details.

Published on 2/23/2013
Yie Ar Kung-Fu II: The Emperor Yie-Gah is the sequel to the famous Yie Ar Kung-Fu. Both games were developed by Konami for the MSX. While the first one was a fighting game, this one is a beat 'em up. You play as Lee Young, a martial arts master and the son of the first game's hero, who must take out self-proclaimed Emperor Yie-Gah and his gang and save China from their evil influence.
The author, Quibus, avoids unnecessary battles with gang members and beats down every boss to defeat Yie-Gah without taking a scratch.

Published on 6/23/2012
Created by an Asian pirate developer, Koko Adventure was released in Korea in 1993. The game was planned to be released unlicensed in America as Buzz and Waldog, but was cancelled before it could hit store shelves.
The game's pirate origins are obviously visible - many of the graphics are ripped from popular games like Super Mario Bros. and Sonic the Hedgehog, and the sound effects are borrowed from Tiny Toon Adventures.
This is the author's second submission of this game, and improves on the previous one by skipping intermission screens faster.

Published on 4/15/2022
Jackie Chan's Action Kung Fu is a side-scrolling beat 'em up/platformer. In this game, Jackie Chan and his twin sister Josephine are great kung fu fighters in China who trained under a great master. One day when Jackie and Josephine were out walking, the Master's great enemy, The Sorcerer, appeared. The Sorcerer had come to rule over China and knew the twins would stand in his way, so he cast a spell to make Josephine disappear. Now it's up to Jackie Chan to follow after the Sorcerer and battle his minions in order to rescue his sister and save China.
This run is a 3.93 second improvement on the previous run thanks to better skill management and overall optimization and lag reduction.

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Published on 10/15/2014
Tekken Force, a paramilitary organization protecting the Mishima karate fighters, is nearly obliterated by the mighty Ogre. Heihachi Mishima's only hope is his grandson Jin Kazama, who lives with his mother Jun, unaware of his legacy. When the Ogre attacks his home and presumably kills his mother, Jin seeks out his grandfather and learns the martial arts of the family. On his nineteenth birthday, Heihachi announces the King of the Iron Fist Tournament 3, hoping that Jin will use the opportunity take out the meddlesome Ogre.
Tekken 3, like its predecessors, is a versus fighting game. New features include prominently featured side-stepping, allowing characters to retreat into the background and back during fights, more combo throws, fifteen more characters, and reduced jumping capabilities to allow for more realistic combat. Also included are two minigames: Tekken Force, a beat-em-up stage that unlocks a new character, and Tekken Ball, a beach volleyball variant where characters are hurt by the ball.
This run features Mokujin, who first appears in this game and later appears in all but Tekken 4, where he is temporarily replaced by another character named Combot. Unlike Mokujin, Combot can only mimic a different character's moveset for every match instead of every round. Mokujin is meant truly to test how well you know who you are, how well you can play as said character, whether you can play the matchups you are given, and whether you can keep the opponent from guessing which character you are.

Note: The credits are missing due to an emulator glitch.

Published on 9/17/2012
Power Rangers, an immensely popular set of TV series from the 90s, naturally spawned a massive number of tie-in products. Given the nature of the show, it should not be surprising that a good number of beat-'em-up games are counted amongst their number. There are a total of five levels and two follow-up robot fights in this game.
This run saves 01:21.08 over the previous publication by using new movement and attack strategies; details are available in the author's comments. Kimberly is, as always, the fastest ranger, and is used on every level.

Published on 3/21/2011
Syvalion is a unique shooter game where you control a metal dragon. It does not autoscroll. The stories, stages and endings are random with each play.
Here the author chooses to take no damage in an effort to make the run more entertaining.

Emulator Replay:
Snes9x 1.51 svn92

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

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

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